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The 12 months of ELTW

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Ok, on to today’s post…

Remember some of these images?

Well now you can relive my first year blogging (actually 7 months but hey!) in this beautiful calendar, now available at Lulu.com. Click here to take you to the product page.

Why a calendar? Well I usually make calendars for a few people using Apple’s iPhoto and they are exquisite, however, not so affordable if you want to buy more than a couple.

This year, as gifts for various people, I decided to try out Lulu.com’s calendar option and was very pleased with the ease of use – gotta love user friendly applications.

Whilst I was at it, I had the option to “sell” the calendar publicly. Why not, I thought? It is very reasonably priced – read: I still don’t fancy myself as much of a photographer so I only increased the price a smidgen over the actual cost

You’ll be able to relive some of my Laos trip

And who could forget the BLT challenge?

My obsession with purple veggies…

And other memories.

Anyway, I expect you are all off to Lulu.com to make your own calendars now (LOL!) but please at least check mine out. I am definitely a work in progress re: photography but maybe one or two of you might want one so you can say you “knew Mardi when…” (yes, yes, I am totally kidding myself…)

13 Responses to The 12 months of ELTW

  1. Erin @ Big Girl Eats December 2, 2009 at 12:22 #

    Congrats on your 7/12 months of blogging Marti! 🙂

  2. Jessica December 2, 2009 at 12:46 #

    Your pictures are so gorgeous! How exciting to have a calendar. 🙂

  3. Conor @ HoldtheBeef December 2, 2009 at 14:56 #

    How cool! I noticed the calendar link on your blog today and thought I must have missed you talking about it, but it seems I just have eagle eyes.

    Great calendar, beats the pants off Anne Geddes 😉

  4. Fresh Local and Best December 2, 2009 at 15:12 #

    I can't believe you've only been blogging for 7 months, you've accomplished so many great things!

  5. French Cooking for Dummies December 2, 2009 at 17:31 #

    Congratulations Mardi! A 7 months old blog AND a great calendar! I really like the pictures you chose, nice job 🙂

  6. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen December 2, 2009 at 20:15 #

    What a wonderful way to remember a year of food blogging – such a nice gift to give!

  7. K a b l o o e y December 3, 2009 at 02:51 #

    Mardi, guess what I bought today at my local Target? Dark Chocolate Tim Tams! They are tasty (and caloric) little guys. Now I can send you some if you can't get them. They had a few flavors, but of course I went for the darkest brown ones. I didn't see any bacon/chocolate, unfortunately.

  8. Ellie December 3, 2009 at 04:21 #

    Congratulations! Lovely photos and hope to see more to come!

  9. Anonymous December 3, 2009 at 16:05 #


  10. Brad December 3, 2009 at 19:12 #

    Nice pics Thanks!

  11. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction December 4, 2009 at 16:19 #

    Love the calendar! What a great idea… and it's really cool that you can create them and sell them publicly. I will check that out.

  12. Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite December 5, 2009 at 20:50 #

    Erin – thanks.

    Jessica – thanks so much

    Conor – you DO have eagle eyes! And in my opinion, it wouldn't take much to beat the pants off AG….

    Fresh Local – I do what I can!

    French cooking – thanks, I have so many it was hard to pick 12!

    Jenn – I like giving something a little personal.

    Kablooey – I might be calling your name in the deep dark days of January when I am over the French food and need a Tim Tam fix…

    Ellie – oh you will!

    Brad – thanks.

    Jen – it's a great site!

  13. Neil C. Phillips December 10, 2009 at 13:25 #

    Conor — Doesn't ANYTHING beat Anne Geddes? The day something from her appears in our house is the day I realise our relationship has died. Or maybe senility has set in.

    Kablooey — Never mind Mardi, Mr. Neil LOVES the Dark Tim Tams. 🙂

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