Happy Fourth Anniversary

Four years have flown by, and now my blog should officially be potty trained. It’s amazing how fast 1200ish days run past your ankles when you’re busy changing bacon grease schmeared shirts (likely caused by tossing bacon confetti into my mouth, and missing a lot of the time).

What’s happened in four years? What hasn’t?

Below is a sampling of some of the events taking place that you may have never read before, since they’re not all recipes. In these years, I have loved and lost, fallen into a hole, had a full-time job, pontificated philosophically, coveted Hostess products, relived wearing moon boots and shared some recipes you may have never seen before today.

So grab a cuppa, turn off Bravo television (don’t tell Andy Cohen), and enjoy some of these Lighter Side classics from earlier years.

September 2007: Operas are like breakfasts
September 2007: Working within for success
September 2007: Doppleganger Kid
October 2007: Oopsie Rolls are born
December 2007: My Santa Rant
December 2007: My Near-Sighted Hannukah

January 2008: The Devaluation of the Wampum Buck
January 2008: To my son with his new driver’s license
February 2008: Oopsie Pizzelles and Cannoli
February 2008: Pizza in polite company
February 2008: Yoga Pants rant
March 2008: Easter Candy smackdown
April 2008: Random Friday
May 2008: Pizza in a cone…one…one…
June 2008: Love and Hate relationship with the first week of induction
August 2008: Smack talking with the Philosophers
September 2008: Maynard becomes the new mascot
September 2008: A new view of dieting
December 2008: Looking for New Year’s Mantras

January 2009: Broccoli kitteh loves broccoli
January 2009: Harshing on the mellow of the food pyramid
February 2009: Stuffed Crust recipe tweaks with pictures shares the magnificence that is the stuffed cauliflower crust
March 2009: Snowy weather and moon boot madness
April 2009: What is your greatness?
May 2009: A little civil disobedience

January 2010: She’s not heavy; she’s my Weight Watchers buddy
March 2010: I hate math
April 2010: Easy snack platter suits all tastes and textures
September 2010: Great picture but I lost the recipe… still searching
October 2010: Host your own cheesecake bar
November: Thanksgiving Menu with pictures
November 2010: Cauliflower crust hits Dr. Oz show

January 2011: Our ten day gluten-free Experiment
February 2011: Getting back on the wagon
April 2011: April Fool’s!
May 2011: Stuffed French Toast. That is all.
June 2011: Is Dreamfields pasta all that?
July 2011: Are you a perfectionist?
August 2011: Oopsies do it sandwich cookie style

Who knows? Speaking to the future, maybe you want to read more about Santa, about dieting adventures and about other things than…well,  food. Because you’re vocal and vivacious, let me know what you like (and want to see more of) as the blog moves ever forward.I can be persuaded to throw in more stories about licking the Christmas cookies.

Since launching, Your Lighter Side has become the number one low carb blog on google–thanks to you. Almost half a million unique readers, thousands of friends and subscribers, and sponsors keep me on my toes. I am blessed to work with companies like Oral-B, Glam Publishers, Eucerine, Examiner.com, and amazing, new, low carb companies like HoldTheCarbs.com, as well as some pretty incredible (established and up-and-coming) idols in the industry. What’s next? Between you and me, I have some pretty incredible ideas that will only require effort, a crack (not smoking) designer and a jar of mustard. It’s going to be a delicious ride.

Thank you friends, my family, readers, sponsors, advertisers– and new friends I have yet to meet. This is where I might become mushy, so I’ll just give you noogies instead and tell you I adore you in the most socially acceptable way possible, times ten, plus an oopsie roll on top. With bacon. And this lamp.

Making lunch, never war,
Preferably with bacon,

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  1. YAY, YAY, YAY!!! Happy Anniversary! I LOVE your Blog and you too, by the way, thanks for sharing yourself with us, you rock!!

  2. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Thanks so much, Catrina! I appreciate your support more than support hose–which my family appreciates, no doubt.

  3. Happy Annaversary to you. 4 years-that is amazing, I'm still working on year one and I'm surprised that I had so much to talk about. I can't even think of 4 years! Thank you for sharing so much of you with all of us.

  4. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Thank you, LynnMarie, and congratulations on a year! It's amazing how quickly time goes, isn't it?

  5. Herbalchef says

    Congratulations Jamie! I love your blog and have been a faithful follower for years. You changed my life with oopsie rolls!

  6. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Thank you, herbalchef! I like to place them on either side of my head and say, "Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope!"

  7. Happy Anniversary! I just recently found your blog and I have loved reading every entry.

  8. Happy Anniversary! I just recently found your blog and spent an enjoyable week reading the entire thing. You have made me laugh so hard that my co-workers looked at me funny, but then they remembered that I eat bacon and went about their business.

  9. Congratulations Jamie!! Looking forward to sharing the ride. You are an inspiration.

  10. Happy Anniversary to you! I'm so glad you're still at it with this blog…its great! Hope to see many more years 😀

  11. Many congratulations! I often send the URLs of your articles/recipes to The Low Carb Cafe, where I am a member.

    Thought I would send you this URL from a Gluten-free cooking blog extolling the virtues of your Oopsie rolls.



  12. CONGRATS on four years of your site… only thing that is weird is you are missing a hlink to the most important low carb site… that is http://www.nmsociety.org. The head guy there Dr. Richard Fineman is the only serious scientist making real breakthroughs in research on low carb

  13. Jamie aka Carbarella says

    Thank you, guys! I really appreciate your support!

    I was surprised t0o see I didn't have NMS listed–so I added a category for sites. Sheesh. I'm glad you keep me on my toes. 🙂

  14. Love love love you!
    And your blog.
    And that lamp.

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