We’ve Moved!

lil Burghers

It’s finally time for our ‘lil blog to grow up and have it’s own special place on the web! Thanks to our awesome web butler, ‘lil Burghers is moving to lilburghers.com, effective immediately! If you are following us through Twitter or Facebook, nothing will be changing for you. If you follow us on Google Reader, head over to our new home and add us to your subscription list. Thanks for the follows, comments, and love!

(While you’re at it, go ahead and follow our web butler/friend Jon–he’s blogging about life and technology over at L337Inc and about his twin girls over at Marlowe Twins! Thanks for all your help!)


2011 ‘Lil Burghers In Review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 8,800 times in 2011. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

One Year In

'Lil Burghers 2011

Hi, faithful readers and new friends! Today is the ‘Lil Burghers “Blogoversary”, meaning that I have been blogging (pretty faithfully) for the last year. In case you are wondering, you can check out that first post here, but I recommend reading more of the recent stuff. 😉

This past year has been quite a fun roller coaster. I started off the first 6 months of blogging basically complaining about morning sickness and contractions. My body is destined to be morning sick at any time of the day, so pregnancy wasn’t exactly bliss for me. Some of you put up with me. 🙂 I went to PodCamp Pittsburgh and got a lot of inspiration for our blog–a memory trail if you will. We welcomed Lil Man into our lives, I struggled with some breastfeeding issues (and connected with great fellow Twitter addicts and bloggers), and went back to work. With 98% confidence, I can say that Mr. Burgher and I have worked hard as a team to submit a post for each day–and while it’s cool that you read it, we really are glad to have this diary of our adventures in parenthood.

Hopefully you will all stick with us through whatever else comes our way. We hope to keep sharing great Pittsburgh experiences, recipes, coupon finds, and of course kiddo memories as the years go by. Leave us some love once in awhile and let me know what you’d like to see here (or if you’d like to guest post, like our awesome friends/family did back in March). We wouldn’t be where we are without your love, so thank you!

Lil Burghers 2010

Changes Coming!

In an effort to get me closer to domain ownership and a hosting move, I made a few changes to the site. You will see more options at the top where you will be able to filter posts about the things YOU want to read about–like couponing, recipes, or the kids. I am going to be shutting down ‘Lil Burgher Delights and just sharing foodie recipes here along the way. You are also going to see some new buttons popping up over there on the right and my participation in some blog hops. While my family continues to be my constant, I have found the support from fellow bloggers and folks over at Twitter has also been amazing, so I want to make sure I share the love. If there is something you want to see here on the blog, let me know. We are always open to Guest Blogs, they don’t have to be for just while we are away!

Scheduling Update

As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting to this blog every other day. As I figured, going back to work has caused me to not have as much time in my evenings (spending those precious moments with my little family!), so I have decided to only schedule postings for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. If I find the time or am dying to share a great recipe with you, I will post and let you know. If not, watch for your regularly scheduled ‘Lil Burgher Delights entries on MWF, provided I have time to schedule them over the weekends!

While you wait to see what Monday has in store, why don’t you go back and read my story about eating the marshmallow modeled after the world’s hottest pepper, the Ghost Pepper!

To Blog or Not to Blog?

As far back as I can remember, I have always had a passion for writing. In my late elementary and early high school years, it was mostly writing fictions stories based on my reality.  At one point, I had written multiple versions of stories about my dream, living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Thank goodness that dream came true, because that is where I had my amazing little girl and met the man of my dreams (but that is a whole different blog).  I continued to write throughout high school, switching more to reality and working on my school newspaper and yearbook.  Every story, even in reality, had my emotion all through it.  This love of writing carried on into college where I worked occasionally for our school newspaper and served as editor of our yearbook.  During this time, I met one of my great friends who continued to write with me on a political blog that we eventually just grew out of.  My personal blogging was off and on (probably a side effect of the fact that I had moved from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach and was not exactly sure who I was) and not consistent.  There was no purpose, it was like scrapbooking when you don’t have a kid.  It is meaningful to you, but to who else?  (Now I’ve learned that my kids will appreciate the silly scrapbooks I made of myself in my college and SC years because they will know more of who Mom is, but at the time? I had no clue.) Once I had my daughter, I had so much material and I wanted a place to put it all down, a place to remember the moments beyond the scrapbookable ones.  I am a workaholic who is married to a stay-at-home dad, so blogging doesn’t always happen in a timely or consistent manner, but it happens when I need it to.  In October 2010, I attended Pod Camp Pittsburgh 5 where I listened to Burgh Baby talk about finding the fodder to blog 365 days a year. She makes it a point to blog every single day, and it is with a purpose–writing for her daughter. So today, I have decided that I have a purpose with my personal blog–writing for my daughter and my son. But there is another part of me that I would like to share with the world, and that is talking about one of my hobbies–cooking. In order to maintain my kids’ privacy and not bore my readers, I needed to seperate the two blogs and see what came forth. Hence, today I gave birth to “Lil Burgher Delights”.

What will you find on this page? As I try to maintain a balance between personal blogging for my family, working a full time + job, spending time with my kids, scrapbooking, and enjoying living back in the city of Pittsburgh, there is little time for high quality cooking around our house. Well, perhaps through this blog I will break out of my rut and start to get a little more creative and less predictable with my cooking. So, what you are going to find here are my food adventures. Some may be silly and easy, others may leaving me crying on the kichen floor; however, you are going to hear about them. And I would love for my husband to take some pictures to include in the recipes and stories. Let’s see what comes forth!