So, I’ve Been Thinking.

Does that scare you?

Life

I don’t know what it is, but I’m feeling a shift. Maybe it hasn’t even happened yet, or maybe it’s about to. Or maybe I’m already in the middle of it. Maybe it’s already behind me. Or maybe it’s never coming. Maybe I just need a taco. #science

You’re like, “I have no idea what you’re talking about right now but I’ll never be able to unsee those pants.”

I’ve been blogging for a few years now, and it’s no stretch to say that nothing gives me more fulfillment than this. And I mean that in the unruly-mental-barf-o-tron way. It’s the heartbeat for all bloggers, if you will. Our little safe cave.

But . . . I’m bored.

Wow, that felt good to finally say.

The bigger thing is, I’m getting the sense that you’re bored, too. And that’s okay! We just need to figure this out.

I also need to figure out a new deodorant brand but I’m not going to put that on you.

Babies!

The bottom line is, I want to hear from you. Because what tickles me pink about blogging is what WE have. This community is like nothing else in the entire world, and I basically need you.

Like, we have to hold hands. But if you limp-fish hold my hand we are over. Hear that? Over.

Here’s what I want to know: what makes you giddy when you come to this little space?

I know some of you come here for the recipes, some for the stories, some for a glimpse of a baby toosh, and some for the chance to find a typo. But I want to know the dirty grit.

So . . . more babies? Less babies? Be honest, are you over food? Do you want more food? Do you want me to stop saying things like “armpit” and “eyeballs?”

Because if you do I can’t help ya there.

Clay pots that I'm obsessed with.

Thing is, since giving birth to my gremlins, it’s been incredibly hard for me to keep up in the community. And I hate it. I miss reading blogs. I miss commenting on your blogs. I miss knowing what’s going on! I miss you. And I know that’s had an effect on how much you want to invest in me. I totally get it, and I’m working on it.

I’m also working on the very last of my postpartum snake skin belly, but I don’t want to put that image in your mind. Oh oops.

My spot.

I know at the end of the day, I need to do what’s best for ME. And trust me, a healthy percent of me listens to the alien voic- I mean voices in my gut. But I still feel like there’s a void with you, my audience, that I want to fill.

I find myself constantly flirting with the idea of making this a lifestyle blog. Doing a complete revamp, with a food section, a baby section, a DIY section, an entire section strictly dedicated to Natalie’s arm rolls.

Right?

So, let’s start here. Let’s talk about this. Tell me what you want. What changes you’d like to see. What you want to stay the same. What you want more of. What you want less of. What keeps you coming back. I’m all ears!

Speaking of, did you know that pregnancy affects your hair? In my case it changed the ever-lovin’ hairline on my head. I have all these weird baby hairs emitting from my scalp, just like frickin’ sun rays. I’m all, “oh hi, don’t mind my super janky road map hairline.”

“Help meeee, I’m poooooor.” (name that movie)

And to end, a little photo from earlier this summer. We’d left a wedding early (due to barf, poop, snot, more barf, some pee, and another barf) and hit up our fave Italian restaurant on the way home for some pizza and tirimisu.

Goooooood Laaaaaaawd. There’s nothing like a man in uniform.

The Boys

Aaron looks pretty good, too.

 

 

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239 Responses to So, I’ve Been Thinking.

  1. Natalie August 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm #
    LIFESTYLE BLOG! I fully agree. I'm 35 weeks prego and I would love to hear about parenting, the unexpected, the funny, the sad, the scary and all that's in between. Also, keep the food recipes coming! I love your photography and aesthetic in general so I'm all about making this a lifestyle blog. That's my 2 cents! Take it or leave it :) Though, technically you did ask for it.
    • Tara August 24, 2014 at 7:55 pm #
      Totally with Natalie on this one! Lifestyle blog all the way and more babies. If we're being honest, they light up our lives with "their" thoughts.
  2. Sarah @ People,Places&Plates August 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm #
    Another vote for lifestyle blog!! Love the family stuff :)
    • Kim August 20, 2014 at 11:13 pm #
      Ditto!!! :)
      • Julia Kent August 21, 2014 at 8:50 am #
        Yup I am on board!!! How about 1/3 food???
  3. Mary August 20, 2014 at 11:05 pm #
    I'd be all for you doing a lifestyle blog! I don't think you need a massive re-tool, but I do think you have more to offer than just food. I'd probably read anything you write about, because you're so freaking hilarious! Do what makes you happy. I know it's about holding hands, and you don't want us to be limp fish, but you also want to be holding hands with the right people — what do YOU want to do? {did I just kill than analogy? my b.}
  4. Ann August 20, 2014 at 11:26 pm #
    I'm totally interested in anything you do on your site, but huge emphasis on babies and food. Your recipes are just amazing!
  5. Macey W August 20, 2014 at 11:33 pm #
    Yes, a lifestyle blog would be amazing. Please don't stop making food, but definitely do start a tab dedicated to Natalie's arm rolls!
  6. Averie @ Averie Cooks August 20, 2014 at 11:34 pm #
    First of all you have to do what YOU want to do, balanced with what will keep you sane! I didn't start blogging til my daughter was 2 and I only have one kid. You have your hands ridic full and so clearly your blog may take a backseat to you know, LIFE! :) However, I vote lifestyle blog or just a mish-mash of recipes, life stuff, deep thoughts, funny stories, whatever you want to talk about really b/c everything you say cracks me up like no one else can!
    • francine August 21, 2014 at 3:53 am #
      THIS. because, yes, do whatever makes you happy! we're here for the ride! and if youever need to take a break, we'll understand :) xoxo
    • Cookin' Cowgirl August 21, 2014 at 8:45 am #
      Agree with Averie! Have to do what makes you happy!! Blogging a lot and then having Tinsley threw my little blog for a BIG loop!! Like I don't even have time to shower how am I gonna cook and take pictures and blog loop!? .....and that's only with one babe! So, lifestyle sounds awesome!! There's more to your life now than food, so yeah! Always love what you blog though, life food, babies, love it all!!
  7. Lydia August 21, 2014 at 12:13 am #
    Agreeing with all the lifestyle votes! I *do* like reading about food but it's gotta be hard to write about food day in and out (and I tend to skim lengthy food chatter). What brings me back to a blog is feeling connected to the author's deeper life in some way. There's a few food bloggers that post infrequently but when they do, you know it's going to be good. They've found something and it's tried and true. I always feel like I've been entrusted with a secret! I know you post piles of delicious food but maybe it would be less stress and more fun if you saved those posts for the reeeally special ones? The best cake you've had in ages? The best pasta, etc? And your twins. And motherhood. Can't get enough of that :)
  8. Anna August 21, 2014 at 12:23 am #
    Lifestyle!! Love your family/baby posts!
  9. Tiffani Hudson August 21, 2014 at 2:04 am #
    I vote lifestyle blog. I feel like this is a natural progression after becoming a mother. Your life now centers around so much "more". I would love to hear about the babies, your thoughts, DIY's, recipes & see lots of photos. Basically I want to get to know you even better.
  10. Madeleine August 21, 2014 at 2:57 am #
    YEEESSSSSSS!!! Lifestyle blog!! :-)
  11. lisatberry August 21, 2014 at 4:12 am #
    I love coming to your blog everyday...and I have to say the first thing I look for is any new pictures of those babies...so for me an entire blog on Nat's arm rolls doesn't seem out of the question...but to make everyone happy a lifestyle blog seems like a great idea. I love your recipes and your sense of humor rules.
  12. Holly Farnham August 21, 2014 at 5:09 am #
    YES LIFESTYLE BLOG. I would LOVE that. My favourite thing ever is your instagram captions on baby photos, please never stop that.
  13. Racheal @ Running with Racheal August 21, 2014 at 5:52 am #
    I LOVE lifestyle blogs and would particularly love reading more about your life! I also really appreciate your recipes, so please don't get rid of those. Just do more. Ha!
  14. Nicole August 21, 2014 at 6:17 am #
    Sooo, I've been a super stalk-y reader for quite some time now (and basically want to be BFFLs with you and How Sweet Jessica.. ps seriously, nice work on having boy-girl twins so one of them can marry baby How Sweet someday! good plan.). Where was I? Right - I have to agree with the comments so far that I would absolutely, positively read everything you post! I love your wit, the babes, the remodels (want to come do my new kitchen next? c'monnnn), and the food. I think a lifestyle blog is a perfect transition if that works for YOU! You and Aaron and the bebes are the most important thing - I pinky promise I'll still be a faithful reader even if blogging slows down while your days are super hectic! Hang in there mama, we all love you out here (in the weird virtual blogg-y way). Not creepy? Ok cool, thanks.
    • Carolyn L August 21, 2014 at 8:37 am #
      Haaa! Love this post! Especially the last line... This is how my mom and I talk about Bev... "yeah, so my awesome virtual bff bev's babies had this many wrinkles today.. er... she's a blogger i follow. i mean, she's a person who breathes, but she's in the computer, but we're bffs in my head... but not.. so.. yeah.. the wrinkles.."
  15. Ann August 21, 2014 at 6:42 am #
    The lifestyle overhaul sounds amazing! My favorite posts are when you talk about your life. I love the food too - definitely keep doing recipes here and there! You are soooo hilarious and I love when you have new posts. Don't leave us!
  16. Wendy E August 21, 2014 at 7:01 am #
    I agree that you have a lot more to offer than just recipes. You are very creative in so many aspects, that putting equal time on family, style, and home would be more fun for us and for you. But as you say those little ones are your top priority, so put them first and we will wait for you!
  17. Laura August 21, 2014 at 7:01 am #
    Lifestyle blog! Love your food and babies (MORE BABIES PLEASE) but following you on Instagram says you have more to offer. DIY, parenting, your fabulous style, how you keep all of those house plants alive, etc.
  18. Joanna August 21, 2014 at 7:18 am #
    I think you're entertaining and hilarious, whether you're sharing life anecdotes, chunky baby leg pics or amazing taco recipes! I'd be all for a lifestyle blog from you! As a new mama myself, I love getting a glimpse into other mama-baby routines, happenings and such! I love your blog so hard- keep it up!
  19. Kelly Jo August 21, 2014 at 7:29 am #
    I love your recipes, and I enjoy your stories and I think whatever you decide to do with this blog will be great! For some reason the fall season makes me crave a little change. Bring it on fall, bring it on! I don't comment that often but your babies are absoultey adorable and I appreciate the silly-ness (?) and fun aspects you bring to motherhood. Life doesn't always have to be so serious and that is one of the many reasons I love your blog.
  20. Aggie August 21, 2014 at 7:42 am #
    I've been feeling bored and disconnected with blogging as well...among other things lol - I get it! I say do what your heart tells you to do, you have a creative spirit so this is the perfect place to unleash it :) xo
  21. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan August 21, 2014 at 7:45 am #
    I vote that you do whatever you dang want! I honestly come here in this space for your voice, because you are juuuuust too funny (plus your babies are CUTE!)
  22. Kristen August 21, 2014 at 7:52 am #
    I've loved following you, Bev! I think you would write an amazing lifestyle blog. I love your stories, I love your style, and I've loved the glimpses of your home and yard I've seen in images here and on Instagram. But whatever you do, I'll keep following you!
  23. Catherine Short August 21, 2014 at 7:58 am #
    I originally found you through a recipe but stuck around for your writing...and the fact that you were struggling with infertility as am I. I like a mixture of recipes with daily life. ;-)
    • katie August 21, 2014 at 8:09 am #
      YES! Same story for me!
      • April August 21, 2014 at 3:29 pm #
        Same here! And this is my first time commenting:)
  24. Katie August 21, 2014 at 8:00 am #
    Yes! Lifestyle blog! That would be fantastic!
  25. Lisa Russo August 21, 2014 at 8:01 am #
    Another vote for Lifestyle. I LOVE your recipe posts - 50% because I like to make them and 50% because of your writing. You have such a gift...most people are food bloggers or lifestyle bloggers or mommybloggers or comedy bloggers or just damn good writers. You're all three. Embrace it! p.s. if you don't get a book published with your Insta posts of the gremlins....all is not right in the world!
  26. Erica B August 21, 2014 at 8:03 am #
    Bev you're so funny I'd read anything you write - about armpits, hairlines, eyeballs etc. I like the posting schedule on How Sweet Eats with a few recipes each week + a few lifestyle/personal posts, keeps things entertaining and as much as I think my life revolves around food there's also a lot of good TV, make-up, vacation, etc to talk about!
  27. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough August 21, 2014 at 8:06 am #
    Awww Lawd, girly, you took the thoughts right outta my head about how I feel about blogging now that I've got a little munchkin in my life. It's SO, so hard to do both! But I love with a capital L.O.V.E. the idea of you changing up this space into a lifestyle blog... as long as I get to see pics of those bebes and a few of your yummies (RECIPES. Sheesh. ;)), too, I'm good.
  28. Jillian August 21, 2014 at 8:07 am #
    Lifestyle blog! I love all of the recipe posts but would be thrilled if you incorporated other non food posts.
  29. katie August 21, 2014 at 8:08 am #
    I say do whatever your lovely heart desires. Your food is delicious, your babies even more so. I will keep reading regardless of content for the humor and to catch a glimpse of those. arm. rolls. p.s. I just had a baby boy about a month after N&W and my hairline is a sight to see. Scary stuff over here.
  30. Marissa August 21, 2014 at 8:10 am #
    My vote is for lifestyle. I haven't been blogging nearly as long as you but I am facing a similar decision. Just don't want to limit myself. I did 3 different categories in the last few weeks. BTW, I love baby rolls!!
  31. Jody August 21, 2014 at 8:11 am #
    I enjoy your recipes and hearing about the babes and I love the food recipes, but it's your humor and wit that keep me coming back. You always give my day a chuckle :) I think you are kind of already a lifestyle blog, so go with your gut.
  32. Rachel Taylor August 21, 2014 at 8:16 am #
    A lifestyle blog sounds awesome! My favorite thing about your blog is definitely your writing. It always makes me laugh, so if you want to write about other things than just food, that sounds great to me! I do love your recipes though, so I'd vote to keep those in the mix! I'm excited to see what you'll do next!
  33. Annie @ Annie's Noms August 21, 2014 at 8:17 am #
    It's so good that you've shared this! I'm am 100% in the mind set that you have to do what you want to do, go with your gut instincts, you know what feels right. More babies - fab - your photos and comments on Instagram just have me lol-ing out loud all the time, changing things up into a lifestyle blog with different sections sounds fresh and new and exciting as well. I'm sure I'm not the only person who is not going to up and leave if you have no food for a while - I read because I like the way you write, your personality shines through, your photos, your style.. it's the whole package I enjoy, so do what your heart tells you to! :D
  34. Kim Masser August 21, 2014 at 8:18 am #
    I LOVE EVERYTHING you share! Your babies are SO PRECIOUS and they make my day!! I wait for your post everyday! LOVE your blogs and your food also! Seriously, bottom line, YOU MAKE MY DAY!! THANKS for EVERYTHING you share!!
  35. Shelby August 21, 2014 at 8:20 am #
    “Help meeee, I’m poooooor.” BRIDESMAIDS haha love it. I love your recipes a lot...so I'd definitely vote for you to keep going strong on those. And babies....love the baby pictures. They are so lucky they'll have all of those awesome pictures when they are older. However, if you feel you want to expand to more of a lifestyle blog, go for it! I love the way you write and the things you write. I'll keep following no matter what happens. :)
  36. Edward August 21, 2014 at 8:27 am #
    More food and more babies. Love your sense of humor and your blog!
  37. Cathy August 21, 2014 at 8:29 am #
    Whatever works best for you and your beautiful family! I LOVE your writing style...you never fail to make me smile..and literally laugh out loud! I love seeing pictures of your babies! Seeing them grow. They are absolutely gorgeous!! I love your captions!!!!!! Too funny!! Your babies are lucky to have a momma so full of joy and fun!!!! I love your recipes...that is what brought me to you in the first place. but I stay because of everything you share with us! The world needs people that can bring joy and smiles and laughter into the lives of others. Your writing is a gift to us!
  38. Holly K August 21, 2014 at 8:34 am #
    I read because I love your writing style and your humor, as quirky and 80's as it may be, ummm maybe because I totally pick up what you're puttin' down. :) I'm all for a lifestyle blog, i ain't mad about seeing more of the babes or of "life" in general!
  39. Carolyn L August 21, 2014 at 8:35 am #
    heck yes to a lifestyle blog! 60% babies/fam 40% delicious noms 100% armpits! as a "former" blogger, i don't know how it feels to get bored since i wouldn't say i did it for long enough, but content-wise, it was hard to ONLY talk design. THAT was boring. i think mixing it up and talking about whatever the heck ya want to whenever ya want to will do you good! good luck! :)
  40. Heather August 21, 2014 at 8:35 am #
    I love your side stories and I wholeheartedly would LOVE a DIY section. I think the most important thing is to follow your heart and share as much/little as you want to. I really admire the fact that you don't over expose your children and husband on the blog/social media. I think as long as you keep that balance you will find yourself with happy readers through and through! Thanks for being so transparent with your readers, it's refreshing!
  41. Katie August 21, 2014 at 8:36 am #
    Vote for lifestyle blog here - your home looks lovely, you are lovely, and your babies are THE LOVELIEST. I'd come here just for pictures of the babies (but understand that they probably want a modicum of privacy too). Babies.
  42. Michele August 21, 2014 at 8:44 am #
    I came because of your food, but I love the family stuff too. I mean who can resist those two? Keep being the goof I love. ;)
  43. Julie August 21, 2014 at 8:45 am #
    Honestly I enjoy your recipes and the pictures of your kiddos, but I read your blog because of your writing style. You have a gift for words and keeping people captivated through your stories. I'll keep reading your blog no matter what it evolves into and no matter how often you post.
    • Molly @ Yes to Yolks August 21, 2014 at 9:49 am #
      Could not agree more with this sentiment. I'd read anything you put out there. Cannot get enough of the babies, food, and just your general style and sense of humor.
  44. ginger m. August 21, 2014 at 8:46 am #
    Okay....for what it's worth, I wouldn't change much. A lifestyle blog would be great but it's A LOT OF WORK. Love, love the babies and love the recipes, but the occasional lifestyle-y thing would be great. Like the other day the picture of your kitchen with the tomatoes was great. Would love to see more of your house, style, stuff...otherwise I wouldn't change a thing. There's a great simplicity to what you do and it's what keeps me coming back. I have a crowded life, crowded head etc. Your humor and seemingly uncluttered life calms me down. I know your life is not really uncluttered with the pee, poop, barf, barf, pee poop etc., you just make it look that way...and that's what I like. There are many other crowded blogs out there. Keep it simple babe-o!
  45. Donna August 21, 2014 at 8:46 am #
    I came for the food but what I really love is your sense of humor and your writing style. So keep doing what you're doing and whatever it morphs into, I'm right there with you girlie.
  46. Liz August 21, 2014 at 8:52 am #
    I love love love this blog. My very favorite thing - my VERY favorite thing - is your sense of humor. You could write about any topic and it would be hilarious. So my only input is, gorgeous as your photos are, please not a photo-only blog - let us hear your hilarity! Thank you. :)
  47. Sarah August 21, 2014 at 8:58 am #
    I originally found you through a baby photo but stuck around for the recipes. I'm a new reader but I think a lifestyle blog would work well for you! But please don't stop posting recipes and baby photos!
  48. Ali G August 21, 2014 at 8:58 am #
    Big time lurker, minimal poster. Go figure what brings me out of lurker-dom is asking my opinion. Ha! Anything you write is worth reading. I vote for lifestyle blog but only if it's what you really want. I think you should post what you want when you want. Mostly. Nudity restricted to the babies though. I've got my own post baby snake skin, I don't need to see yours. And it would probably just make me feel badly about myself since my babies are 7.5 and 5.5.
  49. Maria August 21, 2014 at 8:58 am #
    I found your site a few months before you had your twins, and I just couldn't get over how fantastic your writing is; the style, the humor, your voice is unbeatable. Please keep writing! I love your recipes, I love your DIY/craft pieces, but I really, really love coming to check out those adorable little babies you have there. One big vote for a lifestyle blog -- I would be completely invested in that. I love the idea of seeing more about your personal style. We've never met, but you seem cool, like, really cool. No matter what you do, I'll be reading.
  50. Patricia August 21, 2014 at 8:59 am #
    Don't have much time to write but...... Love your blog, love the recipes, love the baby pictures (mine just moved out 2 hours away to transfer for school. Difficult for me as I lost my mother last October who shared my house so now it's just me & the dogs.), love the humor! Do what's best for you! Oh best deodorant? Hands down it's Degree! Just sayin'!
  51. Emily August 21, 2014 at 9:04 am #
    I would love any stories/tips about parenting twins. I am pregnant with twins right now, and while I already have a two year old I am anxious about the first year with twins! I also love your recipes! One other thing to include might be some of your favorite Kansas City area places/things. I'm a local and love seeing your pictures. I try to figure out the various restaurants and parks :)
  52. Liz August 21, 2014 at 9:10 am #
    Lifestyle blog and GO!!!! I want to hear more about your babies and you and just everyday stuff! And yes a whole section dedicated to Natalie's arm rolls is a MUST!!! I mean I see those sweet pics of the babes on ig but the people want more!!
  53. Sean August 21, 2014 at 9:16 am #
    Bev…..I first came to your site in complete desperation after my wife and I split up, and my kids moved in with me. I needed some recipes to pacify 2 hungry teenagers instead of taking the easy way by ordering take outs….the concept of their Dad cooking for them was totally alien to my kids (apart from Christmas time), so it was a baptism of fire all round (especially when I tried a flambé recipe - which was probably too adventurous for me!). Needless to say, I have been an avid follower since those first recipes and I've discovered that I can actually cook (or so my family keep telling me!)…we are now a stronger family unit then we have ever been as we've lived through the trials and traumas that go with life. I can't thank you enough for the recipes, humour, and observations on life in your blog…..it's been inspirational to me on a personal level. You must do what you think is right for you….but whatever it is…please don't stop writing - you have a great talent for it.
  54. Sara August 21, 2014 at 9:25 am #
    Lifestyle blog, please and thank you! Found you because of the babies. I am a mama of 6 month old twins and crave posts from others living it! Post-partum weight (but mostly hair) loss and arm rolls and all!
  55. Danielle August 21, 2014 at 9:27 am #
    Gurl. Lifestyle. You would be so great at that. I've been a silent follower for so long but I just had to say you're freaking hilarious and I've got like 4 people following you on facebook for the baby pictures alone. You do you. We'll love it regardless! (also the babies. have you seen your babies? cause they are great. the greatest babies.)
  56. Kristen August 21, 2014 at 9:35 am #
    I just wrote about this exact same type of thing (minus the babies and armpits) in a recent newsletter because I am SOOOO feeling you here! So so much! I love the babies and your voice and think that giving you a broader brush to paint with is a fantastic idea :)
  57. claire @ the realistic nutritionist August 21, 2014 at 9:36 am #
    I'm with you on the lifestyle, my darling. Write about life, that's always the most interesting.
  58. Erin August 21, 2014 at 9:36 am #
    Another vote for lifestyle! And I will take as much babies as you'll dish out, because I am hoping to have one of my own soon and in the meantime I'm living vicariously through you!
  59. LL August 21, 2014 at 9:39 am #
    Hi Bev! It was great seeing you between barf and poops at the wedding, even if it was only for 30 seconds! Your babies are just gorgeous! As a fellow mom, I LOVE your baby posts, as well as your food posts. You are my GO-TO recipe gal for easy, yummy dinners, but I also love your writing- on all topics. I'm with everyone else; A Lifestyle blog! Add a tab for those incredible babies, and a tab for those delicious recipes, and add tab for cool home decor ideas, and add a tab for... (not sure how blogs work, do you even use tabs?) Anyway, you're a rock star. Keep up the good work- you're too talented to not keep writing!! Cheers!
  60. Engy August 21, 2014 at 9:39 am #
    BABIEZ!!!! I also found your blog because of the food (because, yum!) but stayed because of the babies!! Plus I just had my little munchkin poo-poo pants (quite literally, there is always poop in his pants. or diaper) in early March so it's fun to hear about your babes while mine is growing up too :)
  61. Heather || Heather's Dish August 21, 2014 at 9:39 am #
    I'm all for the lifestyle blog idea - I love your style and photos and words and recipes and DIYs and BABY CHUB!!! So all of it, please :)
  62. Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health August 21, 2014 at 9:48 am #
    If I'm being totally honest, I've never tried a single one of your recipes. I come here because of your writing and your beautiful photography. That's not to say your recipes don't sound awesome, I just don't eat meat so it's kind of slim pickins for me. My point is, you are completely whackadoo and I love it. I think keeping up on at least one recipe per week, or every two weeks, in addition to a lifestyle blog, would keep everybody happy. Food blogging is easy to get burnt out on but lucky for you, we love this blog for who you are so keep that comin and all is right in the world!
  63. Courtney Pesek August 21, 2014 at 9:49 am #
    Oh girl..just keep doing what you are doing. I love the idea of a lifestyle blog. I love da babies and I think you should throw fashion in there since because your style has always been amazing!! I love the food I never get a chance to make anything though because I have kids and work full time. I think what would be awesome would be food that only takes a quick minutes to make that is family friendly because I know that is going to come in handy for you in the years to come but it will help us with the toddlers now.
  64. Rachel @the dessert chronicles August 21, 2014 at 10:00 am #
    More babies!! No, but really, I love everything you write about and you should do what makes you happy. I would LOVE more lifestyle stuff: babies, DIY, anything really!! I also love your recipes too. You are hilarious and you always make me laugh. Plus the baby pics never fail to put a huge smile on my face :-).
  65. Ashley August 21, 2014 at 10:08 am #
    I have to be honest... you're writing is my favorite, so I'll keep coming back regardless of what you do! Well, as long as it involves baby pictures from time to time.
    • Leslie August 21, 2014 at 10:27 am #
      I agree with Ashley! Your voice and hilarious stories keep me coming back! I would love to know more about your babies and have more DIY! I also wanted to recommend a great natural cleaning book to you--I had checked it out from the library so many times I had to buy it for myself! http://www.amazon.com/The-Naturally-Clean-Home-Super-Easy/dp/1603420851 Maybe you already have it...
  66. Stephanie August 21, 2014 at 10:11 am #
    Lifestyle blog. Do it. We love your recipes. We love your babies. We love your crafties. Blog about all of the things!
  67. Morgan August 21, 2014 at 10:18 am #
    I found your blog via another food blog... and while I originally read just the baby posts, your recipes look great too! I think you can have whatever space you want; you're an entertaining writer, your recipes are approachable and tasty looking, and your babies are totes adorbs. But, honestly, as a 27 year old who is nowhere near ready to be pregnant, it satisfies my baby tooth seeing those arm rolls.
  68. Donna August 21, 2014 at 10:22 am #
    SHIFT? that's putting it mildly! You had twins. adorable babies that we all love to see pictures of and laugh at your off the wall comments. yes, Lifestyle blog. honestly, I don't know how you cook as much as you do! Throw it out there. we will take what you dish out! lol Do what makes you smile! You and that man in the suit sure made some beautiful kiddos.
  69. diana August 21, 2014 at 10:23 am #
    love your style of writing. would love more babies and lifestyle posts. some recipes would be good too.
  70. Marisela August 21, 2014 at 10:31 am #
    Bev..... I am sure what ever you do, the end result will be perfect. I come here to read your writing. It is fun, entertaining and makes me laugh. =) You are a Jem! Yes...... as in an awesome pink haired rock star!!
  71. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl August 21, 2014 at 10:32 am #
    It's too bad no one is supportive of your lifestyle blog idea.... ;-D 1) I will read anything you write. 2) If there are whispers of cilantro mixed in, all the better. 3) This might sound odd or creepy but I would love to see what you are actually eating on a day to day basis. So like the random food you eat when you have no time to cook. Because, babies. Maybe that's a stupid idea but I am totally down with casual, unstyled photos of busy day meals. 4) It's just too bad you don't have a strong following. :(
    • Megan August 21, 2014 at 10:37 am #
      Not creepy at all, I always wonder about that kind of stuff too :) I love getting new ideas!
  72. Kaileen Elise August 21, 2014 at 10:36 am #
    I love your honesty and humor... and the pics of your babies are priceless. It sounds like you're leaning towards the lifestyle blog and I'd enjoy that, especially with your quirky, hilarious take on things. Keep at it. Keep the food, add the babies, decor, etc... and most importantly, keep you!!
  73. Megan August 21, 2014 at 10:37 am #
    Like everyone else, I totally love seeing the babies — maybe you could do more update posts about them? That said, I love reading your blog as-is now, so I agree with everyone who said lifestyle blog!
  74. Sydney August 21, 2014 at 10:39 am #
    OMG lifestyle blog! If your blog was simply posts of you writing about your life I would still read it. You're hilarious. I love to read your honest, funny writing - regardless what it's about! Also, I think a page of Natalie's arm rolls would be great :)
  75. Kelly Watson August 21, 2014 at 10:42 am #
    Lifestyle blog!! Yesss!!!!
  76. AMM August 21, 2014 at 10:42 am #
    I really don't think you can go wrong going with whatever shift you feel. You're hysterical; you're super honest; you're humble and real, you are the mother and wife in one very good looking fam; and I think whatever you share with this lucky audience will be amazing. Although I guess I do have a particular fondness for those babies of yours. Gosh they are too adorable. I think one key thing that's missing is more information about your musician side! I'd like for your band to be one of those tabs! Keep doing all that you do so well! P.S. Your instagram is also one of my favorites out there. Too hysterical and always so cute. I love it!
  77. Chelsie August 21, 2014 at 10:42 am #
    Please - for the love of Natalie's leg rolls - don't stop posting recipes. I've made the vast majority of your archives and need more. That slow cooker porky pasta was a GAME CHANGER a while back. I'll faint of hunger if you stop - but I'll also die of happiness if you continue to post baby/mom posts. :)
  78. Natalie August 21, 2014 at 10:43 am #
    Lifestyle blog would be fabulous!! On a totally different topic... I'm Natalie and my son's name is Will.... Freaaaakkkkyyyy.
  79. Ellen August 21, 2014 at 10:45 am #
    I totally come here to read your posts, because they're always super funny. I'm proud to say I did actually make one of your recipes the other day and it was phenomenal (chicken curry pita things…wooh). BUT ANYWAYS, girrrrl, you do you, that's always my advice and I'm sticking to it. If you're not excited about something, that translates to your readers. Also, usually don't like baby posts, but I like yours.. so THAT says something.
  80. Megan August 21, 2014 at 10:53 am #
    Not even sure how I found your blog/insta, but I love what your write, your voice. I, however, don't love to cook food - just eating it. Babies, home, organization, and learning how other moms manage & juggle - with real details, not sugar coated posts that are (not so) thinly veiled product pushes, sponsored by big companies. So very over those. So very into real women/moms/wives who challenge & inspire.
  81. Rebecca August 21, 2014 at 10:58 am #
    Would love to see more of a lifestyle blog - keep the food, though and add a DIY section!
  82. Tanya Waymire August 21, 2014 at 10:58 am #
    Parenthood changes everything. I remember hitting bored when my kids were small. It is a moment of routine and 12+ hours of baby talk. I ended up writing government grants from home. Everyone has their journey. I love your photography especially of the babies. Your humor has made a pitiful day look up for me. I wish you the best!
  83. Heather August 21, 2014 at 10:59 am #
    I came here for the food but have TOTALLY fallen in love with your babies. I mean, really, how good my day is completely correlates with the level of Nat's arm rolls.I love the idea of a lifestyle blog and just, like, all the baby faces you can fit on it.
  84. Trisha (Stew or a Story) August 21, 2014 at 11:03 am #
    My vote is lifetyle blog too. I always love your posts, but the ones I turn to read the quickest are the ones like these, where you're talking real life and showing pictures of your BABIES. I cannot get enough. Sorry if that's creepy.
  85. Julie August 21, 2014 at 11:05 am #
    Love the Lifestyle Blog idea! I follow your instagram and love your photos and captions! I would love to hear more about the twins and some DIY stuff as well. Cooking is cool but I want to know more about you :-)
  86. Katy August 21, 2014 at 11:07 am #
    Bev, First off, in a non-creepystrangeriloveyousomuch way, you're awesome. I love your style, your quirky captions and the EPIC pictures of your little family. The photography of the babies seriously bring my days joy. I'll be honest, whenever I visit your site, it never seems to be for food reasons. More of a musing of your life, career and Nat's arm rolls and Will's mystique. Don't get me wrong, I love your recipes, and being a foodie myself, enjoy whipping up one of your creative dishes. With that said, I think a switch to a lifestyle blog would be perfect. You have such a distinct style and presence that I think this new niche would fit you incredibly well. More babies, more recipes, more "day-in-life" posts, family posts, random thoughts/ musings, fashion, health etc. Annnnnd, maybe through in some music, too. The New Tragedies is currently my favorite Pandora station. That folk-y, raw, heart-strumming sound can't be beat. Most importantly, just be Bev. Write whatever the hell you want. Even if it's armpits, I think we will all be here to read it. I know I will. Lastly, I live in Joplin, MO, near the KC area. If you ever are around or would love a blogger meet up, I'd so be in! Have a fantastic Friday eve. Katy
  87. Katherine C August 21, 2014 at 11:07 am #
    whatever crazy things you want to write about - food, babies, alien voices - i'll come back for that. I stumbled upon one of your recipes on pinterest, which brought me to your blog - but I come back for your personality. you're a funny mo fo.
  88. Julie Turner August 21, 2014 at 11:09 am #
    I am in for the lifestyle blog idea! I'd still love to see your recipes on a regular basis, too. I agree with what someone said before (what you eat when you have no time to cook) . I'd love to know more about what a normal day looks like for you in general now that you have the babies. I feel like the glimpses of your home in your photos look so chic -maybe some home decor and DIY ideas in the mix? I come to your blog when I need to just smile-so I'd probably be happy with anything as long as you keep writing!!
  89. Sarah August 21, 2014 at 11:10 am #
    As a mother of twins I'm am totally addicted to your pics and captions of your kids. Your way with words combined with your babies awesome personalities make for some great pictures. So part of me is swayed toward the lifestyle and parenting side of the blog. But I love to cook and your food is so unpretentious it makes it all seem so inviting. so I guess my official vote would be to keep it all! Okay, guess I was really no help. Sorry, just had to get that all out.
  90. Your Friend Jill August 21, 2014 at 11:13 am #
    Hey. I don't know about your blog (I am not a blogger). But I will see you this weekend!! The real reason I wanted to comment is the hair thing. My hair is SOOOO different. Remember how you used to help me put it up in 2002? My hair changed during pregnancy and it isn't going back. I miss my old hair!! See you soon (really soon).
  91. Beth August 21, 2014 at 11:13 am #
    Another vote for lifestyle blog! Love the recipes and the babies, but I would read anything you would want to write about. I just like your style and your writing voice!
  92. Linsey August 21, 2014 at 11:14 am #
    Just wanted to let you know that I basically just come on here to look at your babies and read your hilarious commentary. There are lots of food blogs and really how many quinoa salads, whole wheat chocolate chips cookies, and vegan energy balls does the Internets need? Probably less than it currently has. So, my completely uninformed opinion is that you should focus on what you--and only YOU--can do, which is show us pictures of your lovely family and write funny things (with a little wisdom thrown in) in your unique style. Your house looks cool so show us that! Or what about your music? I would love to hear some! And course keep the babies coming. They are so stinking cute I can hardly stand it.
  93. Heather Christo August 21, 2014 at 11:20 am #
    lifestyle. I love your recipes Bev, but I keep coming back for the way they are delivered (your voice!!) and god knows I can NOT get enough of those babies!! I would love to hear about everything else you have going on too! xoxo
  94. Carolyn August 21, 2014 at 11:21 am #
    I love everything about your blog so far and your IG account as well. Bev Cooks is the firts blog I read when I come into the office and I'm looking for something to do.....but don't tell my company that. Please post more babies and food. And more babies. Because my biological clock isn't ticking loud enough as is. And more about you and your husband would be fun to read too. Love it!
  95. Amy August 21, 2014 at 11:22 am #
    My vote is for lifestyle blog! Food, babies, DIY, clothing... a good mix of everything!
  96. Rebekah Johnson August 21, 2014 at 11:23 am #
    I am so so so excited about the Lifestyle Blog idea!! Please please? And don't cut back on the babies!! I would just die. the end. xo!
  97. Amanda August 21, 2014 at 11:25 am #
    Another vote for lifestyle blog. Some of my favorite blogs are and the way I see it is that if you're writing about what you're passionate about, it's going to be quality writing. Do I love seeing the food posts? Yup! But the baby ones are impossible to resist. And sometimes it's just nice to hear about life in general. Maybe you found a great new lipgloss. Maybe you found an awesome new store. Or maybe you just got pooped on for the 4th time today. This is your life, write about what makes you happy and I'm sure the response will be enthusiastic :)
  98. Kelsey August 21, 2014 at 11:26 am #
    I love a lifestyle blog and I love seeing the babies. And you need Schmidt's Natural Deodorant in your life! It's the only natural deodorant I've tried that actually works, it's amazing, I'm proselytizing about it to everyone I know (and apparently that I don't know).
  99. Niki August 21, 2014 at 11:27 am #
    Lifestyle OH LIFESTYLE! My favorite type of blog to read! Love to see your babies, your food, DIY - that sounds perfect! Don't ever stop posting about your gremlins. 'help me, i'm poor' hahahah best line. Said that to my hubby last flight we were on - first row behind first class so we were RIGHT behind the curtain. too funny.
  100. Jennifer H. August 21, 2014 at 11:28 am #
    I'm voting for exclusively baby arm rolls, but I'd settle for a lifestyle blog. As my kids get older, read smellier (why do they smell like baby goats?!), by the day, it's pretty great to live vicariously through you.
  101. Darcy August 21, 2014 at 11:30 am #
    I'll read whatever you write - because you are h.i.l.a.r.i.o.u.s. If it's lifestyle, great. If it's food, great. If it's babies, I don't have any of those, but I'd still read because you have a gift when it comes to writing and capturing an audience. :) Good luck! You'll still be in my blog feeder. :)
  102. Natalie August 21, 2014 at 11:30 am #
    I made the jump to more of a lifestyle blog with a little bebe and mama stuff sprinkled in, mainly because it was what came easy and when you write what ur living through it's less BYHT (because you have to) and much more real. Love Love you IG feed and looking forward to following along for this chapter of your life! xo Natalie ChicBostonMama
  103. Megan August 21, 2014 at 11:34 am #
    I'm also a mom of twins and would love to hear more baby stories, parenting suggestions, food, and suggestions of how not to lose your mind some days with 2 babies! I'm all for the lifestyle blog idea!
  104. Tori Stake August 21, 2014 at 11:37 am #
    First off, I adore your blog. You're personality and honesty really add that pop that makes me feel like we're already friends, even though I've never met you! I think you just need to get more organized in the blog. I love the idea of having a separate parenting section, because I know that's what we women (and men) crave! Love the food, love the babes. Just revamp girl! A change of scenery works wonders.
  105. Katie S August 21, 2014 at 11:40 am #
    More babies! more arm rolls! I'd love to know what mommyhood is like for you. what an average day is, what the babies are like, what you love about being a mom and what is harder than you expected.
  106. Stephanie Hanson August 21, 2014 at 11:44 am #
    Lifestyle blog is my vote! That way people can come and get what they want (I like it all just because you are a crack-up), get what they need and get a little dose of Bev! Do what YOU want - not what you have always done just because it's expected :-) You are awesome!!
  107. Viper August 21, 2014 at 11:45 am #
    At the end of the day you should blog about what makes you feel good and happy and feeling creative, but to be honest, I'm just here for the food. So far I've found it pretty easy as a reader to just pass by the baby posts, even though they've increased in frequency, but if you switch to a lifestyle blog (which I'm not against by any means, I'll just stick with the food posts myself), please consider making a "food general"/"recipes" tag in addition to the food type tags so we can filter through, since checking for updates on the recipe index would be more difficult. Thanks, and good luck!
  108. Nathalie C. | Devoted Foodie August 21, 2014 at 11:47 am #
    I first stubbled on your work through instagram. Your photography captivated my attention (and, I loved the humor and silliness that comes with the)…this eventually lead me to your site which I also love by the way. But honestly what keeps me coming back is you, your writing style-- I love your (writing) style. A lifestyle blog seems like a great idea to me…I would love to see more post about the twins (they're so adorable), your thoughts/ideas, diy and of course food.
  109. Corinne August 21, 2014 at 11:50 am #
    I've recently been going through this same issue with not only my blog, but other blogs as well. I've been 'de-cluttering' so to speak and just recently started back up posting things on my blog (it had been MONTHS) and what I'm posting are baby bump updates (mostly for myself so I can look back on them later). I struggle with where to 'take' my blog so I understand your struggle as well. I've always loved and appreciated your blog for providing real, humble, and realistic content with your fun personality sprinkled throughout. That's why I've always enjoyed reading your blog and following along on social media. If you aren't posting as much as other bloggers I don't mind - because I know when you do that it will be something I enjoy reading! I hope you find the direction that you want to go in and that you feel is the right fit for you - whatever it is, I will continue reading! I love the idea of a lifestyle blog - it allows you a lot of freedom to post whatever you feel like posting! So I realize I didn't help out much at all in giving you what I like reading - because really, I think this blog should reflect you and what you want to share! Those that appreciate it will continue to follow and read along :)
  110. NancyB August 21, 2014 at 11:51 am #
    Love your recipes and have tried several so don't want to miss out on those and I always check out your instagram site because your babies are adorable and your 'commentary' is priceless. I have snorted coffee through my nose several times looking through your photos and your comments! I will go with the majority here and say lifestyle...I enjoyed 'How I met your father' and would ike more stories about you as a couple and a family! Your writing styling is delightful. And who does't love DIY blogs!
  111. Shawnna August 21, 2014 at 11:55 am #
    I'm a newb to your blog but I freakin love it for your stories and your babies. Which is probably because I'm about to be a mama myself. So my vote is for MOAR BABIES and lifestyle junk. Keep it up, funny pants.
  112. Natalie August 21, 2014 at 12:02 pm #
    Bev, love the idea of a lifestyle blog. My baby was born just a month after yours and I have been going through the same thing. My blog is puny and small on a good day so it's no wonder that it's gotten punier and smaller after baby. I love those babies of yours and would love to see more. My favorite post of yours was the throwback to you and your husband. But I'd still like to see food. Keep doing what your doing and being you. Natalie @blackbirdideas
  113. Maya August 21, 2014 at 12:03 pm #
    Bev, you have always had such a unique voice - whatever you write about feels fresh, real and often hilarious. I love the recipes, I love the babies, I love the pregnancy and motherhood musings. And I'm sure if you get into auto repair, I'd find that pretty engaging too. So I say - wing it. See where your life takes you and write about what you're into in the moment. Your latest discoveries, your latest cravings, your latest research wormholes. The truth is, we all change through life - and trying to narrowly cultivate one passion while it's morphing into many other things is like stifling the very weird soul that makes you so easy to connect with. I never thought I would get into interior design, but lo and behold, I just bought my first apartment and spent HOURS obsessing over the right shade of grey for a room. And I promised I wouldn't become the annoying, overthinking mom who researches everything, but, when Juniper was ready for a sippy cup a few months ago, I not only pored over reviews, but also wrote my speech pathologist friend for advice. Because don't we all know the evil lurking in sippy cups requires that kind of diligence?! Ridonk. The point I'm trying to get to is we can't predict how we change- what we find important is constantly shifting year by year. Embrace that. Because we're all in the same boat and will likely find it just as refreshing that you may not care about cooking as much anymore. And - fyi - when my deodorant pooped out on me (after giving birth - it was nuts - like my entire chemistry changed!) the only one that worked after trying 4 different ones was men's dove. Give it a try ;) xo maya
  114. Leslie @An Elephant in London August 21, 2014 at 12:04 pm #
    I never know whether I am going to barf or be hungry after reading your posts. Hahah kidding. To be completely honest, I rarely cook. I like to read blogs about healthy eating, but there's only so much I can take. I read yours without fail for two reasons: because of the chance that you'll post a picture of your babies and because of your writing style. I adore your sense of humor almost as much as I love Nat's rolls. I want to see more of that and I want to know more about you! Because you're a highly interesting person. And I feel that recipe blog posts are kind of restraining you from your full potential. I don't want to see your blog posts turn into generic "how to make a rug out of old toothpaste" posts, but I do want to know more about your life and your babies. No matter what direction you hope to take this in, I hope to see more about the kiddos. Because that's where the magic lies. Between you and your interactions with them.
  115. Sylvia August 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm #
    Love the baby pictures, love the recipes, love your photographs. I do believe I would LOVE your lifestyle blog. You are one funny lady and I read your blog everyday during my lunch. I don't know how you do all that you do, but would miss you terribly if you had to put your energies somewhere else out of boredom.
  116. Leslie @An Elephant in London August 21, 2014 at 12:10 pm #
    ALSO, if you do decide to blog about your life...can we hear all about the babies' last eight months? I feel like they're getting so big and I'm missing out :( I realize that just sharing pictures of them is highly generous of you! But since you asked...please share more about their upbringing. They bring smiles to my face every single day.
  117. Leslie @An Elephant in London August 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm #
    -holds your hand tightly- Ok. I'll stop now.
  118. Stephanie August 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm #
    I love the idea of a lifestyle blog. I stop by mostly for the babies. :) I started reading shortly after you had them, I had a baby last November so I felt a connection. I do love your food as well, so I'm glad you are keeping some food! Although, how you find time to cook it - I need to know! I only have one baby and man if I can't get a meal on the table more than once a week.
  119. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Healthd August 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm #
    Hi Bev, Dont feel like you are losing us..along with the blog, your life has also changed and i love that you have always made us part of it..i come to your blog for your voice, funny writing, and lately yes cute babies. I would love it if you made it into lifestyle blog too. Either way you rock.
  120. betty August 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm #
    id read anything you write, because you're hilar.. butttt i love baby/lifestyle posts. i loved the how i met your father and stuff like that! do what you want to do, though! you have to be happy what youre writing!
  121. Eliza H August 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm #
    I love the babies. I love the food. And most importantly I love your voice here. Reading your blog makes me really happy and I hope you continue! But only if it makes you happy too.
  122. Racquel Jones August 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm #
    Lifestyle blog!! And Bridesmaids is what the quotes from! Ha
  123. Beth August 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm #
    Lifestyle! Momma Wears photos of you around the house. Babies and armpit rolls. Favorite brands of wine. What does your garden look like? Sunday night dinner. Aaron's favorite color. Ok now I'm sounding stalker'esk, but I think you will hear more cheers for lifestyle with recipes thrown in. Thank you for asking!
  124. Shari August 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm #
    Lifestyle blog, love that idea.
  125. Julie August 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm #
    I think Lifestyle as well but whatever it is, don't lose the humor!!!
  126. Lauren G August 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm #
    I love the idea of a Lifestyle blog! I enjoy everything you write, a little more baby/lifestyle in addition to the recipes sounds fantastic! I'll be reading regardless though, so wherever you go with the blog is great with me =)
  127. Katie | The Surly Housewife August 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm #
    Lifestyle blog!! Write anything you wish :) You are an amazing writer. So funny and talented. All of us will follow you. Not in a creepy way though. Except maybe those with an armpit fetish.
  128. Abby August 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm #
    Any blog that includes the hilariously real stories you tell. I love your honesty and that you're not afraid to be real. It makes me laugh and feel normal.
  129. Kylie August 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm #
    Hi again Bev!! I'm the Kylie that demanded you tell me the story of how you and Aaron met. (#adorbs) And you answered! And then you did it! And I loved it. And that's why I love you and your blog. You're hilar x 10, you know who you are, and from my little macbook screen out in Boston, you keep me coming back! I started reading your blog for your recipes, but then got hooked on your life story (hence me requesting your "how we met" fairy tale). You seem happy, content, fulfilled and 100% you. What I've noticed, however, is my favorite part of your recipes was the story behind it. Why you were cooking it, what Aaron thought about, the mistakes you made, the grocery store visit, the smell it reminded you of, the music that was playing in yo kitchen! When you started the pregnancy bit, I was stoked! I get another insight to Bev's adorable life. SO. In short. I think that's what I've always liked. We read books because we like stories. We watch reality TV shows because we like to just watch people live. We are on instagram cause we wanna see snapshots from other peoples lives (and donuts and puppies and babies). So just keep DOIN' YOU! No matter what it is, we'll keep reading. You've won us over and we're fascinated just to be part of your story. When you @kylietub me on instagram!? I lost it. Stoked! We're your fans and we just like following whatever it is you have for us. In the words of Drake.. "What am I doing? Oh yeah, that's right. I'm doing me"
  130. Sarah Macon August 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm #
    YES! More lifestyle, more babies, more armpits, more eyeballs! And still food bc you put out some bad ass recipes. Also, yes on the hair thing. My 2nd is 14 weeks and my hairline looks like I ran a lighter over it. :( The grems are adorable and I love seeing them!
  131. Kate Woods August 21, 2014 at 1:05 pm #
    I love you're site. I have been loving the lifestyle-y post you have been posting, like the one about you and your husband and all of the babies ones. But I also love your recipes. I say go with a lifestyle blog, food, life, and baby rolls. DO IT.
  132. Connie August 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm #
    I originally came to your blog for food, but I am loving the chubby baby pics, too. Your sense of humor is really why I keep coming back! Your blog, your life, you shall post whatever tickles your fancy! Maybe not pictures of armpits...unless they're attached to baby arms. Would love to see food and munchkin pics, please. :-)
  133. Caitlin August 21, 2014 at 1:11 pm #
    I very much enjoy your recipe posts, and I actually make a good amount of your dishes! But I also cannot get enough baby photos and lifestyle posts! You could write about anything and I would enjoy it and follow along!
  134. Lanette August 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm #
    Okay, I really love your 'voice' in your writing. Whether it's an alien or Kristin Wiig's. Honestly you never fail to make me laugh. I've made many of your recipes and have thoroughly enjoyed them. As a mom of a college bound freshman, high-schooler and middle schooler; the baby photos make me pine for those days again. So, don't even mention less of your li'l gremlins. That's a skeery thought! Change it up to make it more interesting for yourself and I'm sure we will all enjoy it. Even more.
  135. gretchen August 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm #
    Do whatever makes you happy. I am a mom of three little ones and find myself in a whole different world than before I had kids. You can't help but be changed by the way your life runs now. Keep the babies and the humor and just know that, even if you tell me how easy it was to mosaic planters for your outdoor meditation garden, I will probably just skip over that activity and look for Natalie's fat rolls.
  136. Stephanie August 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm #
    I always come here because I know you will make me laugh. I just love your writing. Your recipes are killer & I love seeing the pictures of those darling babies. Keep it all coming!
  137. Andrea August 21, 2014 at 1:36 pm #
    I love your blog, the recipes, the babies, your sense of humor. I think you could create an amazing lifestyle blog.
  138. Courtney @ Neighborfood August 21, 2014 at 1:37 pm #
    Girl, you could write about different types of grass and I'd read it. I come back for YOU, not just for the food and baby rolls (though those are a plus, I have to admit). So just do you. Whatever makes you happy will make us happy. Fo real.
  139. Caitlin August 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm #
    Being completely honest, I would read your blog regardless of what you write because I enjoy your writing and love seeing pictures of your babies! My husband and I are getting closer to baby town and you have such a fresh perspective than a lot of other bloggers I follow. It's like a breath of fresh air. That being said, PLEASE don't stop posting recipes on occasion! My husband and I LOVE all the recipes I've recreated from your blog. A couple he even requests on the regular. I'd hate to lose new food ideas from you! You don't need to keep this a food blog, but I'd be super happy if you continues to post recipes maybe once a week? 2-3 times a month?
  140. Pippa August 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm #
    I love the idea of creating more a lifestyle blog, with more babies, tips, DIY, etc. With that being said, your writing should be enjoyable to you, so make sure that it's the write blend for you. Thank you!!
  141. Sarah August 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm #
    I like the idea of a lifestyle blog - just don't get rid of the food! I love your recipes!
  142. fabz August 21, 2014 at 2:14 pm #
    i come back for the babies. would be great to read about parenting...babies..home..diy..and lot more about babies
  143. Erika August 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm #
    Hi Bev, I visit your blog everyday because of your writing. I was initially drawn in by the recipes but now I look forward to your stories the most. I think that the lifestyle blog you mentioned would be great and if that is what you're feeling, then you should do it! You could never have too many baby or dog pictures and it might be cool to have more videos whether they are of the babies, food prep, gardening, or whatever. PS, I feel you with the deodorant issue!
  144. Irene August 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm #
    I've never, ever commented on your blog (and I feel a little odd doing so now wow) but I've been reading your blog since your pre-spawn days, when I randomly stumbled upon one of your recipes on Tasty Kitchen. I love your recipes, but I love your voice even more. You're silly and funny and real and, strangely enough, when I clicked over to your site today to see what you'd been up to, I was like, yo I wonder if Bev has decided to stop being about just food and started posting about... everything else? It was a weird feeling to read this post after thinking that but what I'm getting at is yes. Yes yes yes, please do the lifestyle blog thing. I'm nowhere near being a mama myself but I love reading about your tiny dudes and some of my favourite posts were the ones where you gave us a glimpse of life beyond your kitchen. Like any other change, a revamp of a blog can be tricky and weird but I have complete faith in your weirdness. Best of luck x
  145. JR August 21, 2014 at 2:29 pm #
    Food!!! I love your food. Please don't stop that. That's what I'm most interested in and keep coming back for. I am a mom of 2 so I read food blogs to escape for a second. I just don't know how interested i would be if it were more about babies. I think the balance you have now works. Anyways that's my 2 cents.
  146. Amy @Very Culinary August 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm #
    I'm guilty of radio silence *raises hand* - sorry, Bev! Drowning over here in my own life. So selfish! But I'm here in the background. Can you add an extra hour to each day? I vote for that.
  147. Justine August 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm #
    Food and babies, what could be better? I love your writing and look forward to your posts every day, no matter what you write about. :)
  148. Lisa August 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm #
    I think that as a mom now, you can see how hard it is to balance everything...and meal planning and preparing is definitely one of my biggest challenges. And I don't mean this to be insulting, but your recipes are intimidating. Even the ones that you say are easy still take so many steps - way more than i personally would ever do. In fact, I come to your blog to read your witty style; i have not ever and don't plan on making one of your recipes because of the amount of time, ingridients, effort level, etc. that they all take. I don't think you need to roll over to the crockpot crowd, and I do understand and appreciate that you want to give people great food, but maybe there's a balance of the easier recipes (like truly easy, not where you have to brown things, then grill them, then freeze them, then cut them into slices, then glue them back together - obviously i'm joking, but the number of steps would be great if it could be condensed) and the more time consuming recipes?
  149. Brittany August 21, 2014 at 2:57 pm #
    I'm going to second (or 1,294th) what everyone else is saying: I'd love to see you do a lifestyle blog! I love your recipes, your writing and Natalie's arm rolls. I have no doubt that if you were to expand the blog, it would be even better.
  150. Katie August 21, 2014 at 3:07 pm #
    Wheee! You're wonderful, whatever you do. I mean that. Mine has totally turned into a lifestyle blog and it's so fun! Just live life and document it and such...I can't wait to see what you do!
  151. Emily August 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm #
    I'm on the never ending quest for a good natural deodorant. Just bought lavanila, seems better than most so far!
  152. Mimi August 21, 2014 at 3:21 pm #
    I think you would make a FANTASTIC lifestyle blog! You are so creative and original...as well as funny. And your babies are just tooooooooo cute! Good luck :)
  153. Emily August 21, 2014 at 3:23 pm #
    A lifestyle blog is a fantastic idea! With lots of babies and arm rolls! Ugh the arm rolls. I just can't! I love your voice and style of writing so I'm in for whatever. Just don't go away!
  154. Rachel - De Ma Cuisine August 21, 2014 at 3:53 pm #
    I love the idea of a lifestyle blog. All that you post is great. Would make it even easier and more accessible to find. Plus, baby rolls, yes.
  155. Michal August 21, 2014 at 4:01 pm #
    BABIES!!! your instagram pics are literally the highlight of my day. MAS BABIES! (I guess I'll settle for a lifestyle blog that incorporates all). I'm sort of over ONLY FOOD all the time. Is that mean?
  156. Adrienne August 21, 2014 at 4:09 pm #
    Bev, I'm fully on board for a lifestyle blog. I would even love to see lots of posts of the day to day haps! Things like meals that you ate, little things you did with the babes, and so on. :) Keep up the great work lady!
  157. Heather August 21, 2014 at 5:00 pm #
    Well, I've only been following you since late fall last year. I love your voice and that your recipes aren't 20 steps long. Since I am now expecting twins, I'm especially curious about your daily life and perspective since having them. So of course I love the pictures of them too (really like your photography in general). I think I lean more to the lifestyle path, it would leave it more open for you to write about whatever is inspiring at the moment.
  158. Joy August 21, 2014 at 5:23 pm #
    I think the people are asking for two things: 1. A Podcast. (I can totally help you out with that) 2. Me as a guest writer. Love you!
  159. Sarah August 21, 2014 at 5:33 pm #
    I vote lifestyle as well :) I love your style, babies, recipes, and creativity so I'd love to see more of that. I can also help you with new D.O http://soapwallakitchen.com/products/deodorant-cream it's the best natural D.O. I've come across and I've used quite a few, have you tried it?
  160. Jamie August 21, 2014 at 5:49 pm #
    Lifestyle here, too - if you got it (babies, food, DIY, continuously hilarious writing) flaunt it, girl. As for DO I'm having success with Trader Joe's brand of natural unscented DO (not antiperspirant) - I tried Tom's version but that wasn't pretty... I'm happy to send you some if you don't have a TJs. I'm also going to try a coconut oil DIY version when my current stick runs out, just for kicks. = )
  161. Christi August 21, 2014 at 6:10 pm #
    Bev, I truly enjoy your narrative on ANY subject. The little bits, the snarky comments, the parts where you tell your Mom that the babies are indeed not outside in the snow. IT'S ALL GOOD. I will follow you in whichever form the blog evolves. I love the idea of a lifestyle blog. But no matter what, those babies are the bomb. Your Instagram feed is my daily crack. Natalie's smile, Will's smirk and all of the rolls. Keep it all coming. Best of luck on the inspiration and evolution.
  162. Erin August 21, 2014 at 6:19 pm #
    I think a lifestyle blog would be a fabulous idea. And definitely NOT less babies :)
  163. Lesley Smith August 21, 2014 at 6:21 pm #
    Lifestyle blog sounds great to me! I love it when you do a new take on a food I've had before (love spicing things up!), but I also have to say that one of my favorite posts ever was the ones where you were putting the nursery together for the babies. So YES to more babies, YES to DIY, YES to funny stories!!
  164. Sarah August 21, 2014 at 6:40 pm #
    Seriously, Its like you read my mind! I love all your non-food related posts and I want MORE. But I still want food posts because I'm selfish and they're good! No GREAT. So before I start to babble, lifestyle blog please. Only there really has to be a section for Natalie's arm rolls.
  165. Cee August 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm #
    Ultimately you need to listen to the alien voices and do what feels right to you. I enjoy all of your posts - you are one of the most hilarious people I know (blogger or otherwise). Originally I started following you because of your recipes but your humor and wit keep me reading post after post. I definitely enjoy your lifestyle/baby posts and I want to read them all( plus your captions are hilarious please keep those coming)! Though you may feel there is a void and you are not invested enough, when I read your posts I feel that you write as though you were having a chat with a friend over a bottle of wine (or two). The effort you make to remain connected to readers throughout this new season in your family's life is apparent and appreciated. Looking forward to whatever you choose to do with the blog - I will continue reading no matter what. P.s. I definitely vote Nat ' s arm rolls get their own section ..or at least their own Instagram account. P.p.s. I agree with Joy, do a post cast! That would be mind blowin!
  166. Andrea @ Barbells and Buttercream August 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm #
    I am in-LOVE with your humorous approach at everything. The Food, the babies, the husband, the...life! But if you figure out the whole change-of-venue thing. Lemme know! One of the reasons I haven't been blogging much is I think I started off in the wrong direction. But what do you do? Scrap it and start over, change the name - which is crazy difficult, I understand. Any-who, whatever you do, we want to go on the journey with you! You brighten my day!
  167. Natalie August 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm #
    First off: i love your recipes- they are the bees knees. BUT! That said, i always check your site in the hopes that your newest post will be about babies/motherhood/marriage/balancing it all. Even though each recipe looks awesome and i love trying as many as i can, i always wish the balance was more babies etc:repies 4:1 rather than the 1:10 or so it is now. But i check your site religiously eother way :)
  168. Diana August 21, 2014 at 8:53 pm #
    I LOVE your blog!!! I'm out of the baby stage but I sure do love seeing your cute little munchkins!!! I also love your recipes so much :) I save your blog so I can read it last because it's my favorite :). Keep doing what you do, Momma!
  169. Becky August 21, 2014 at 9:21 pm #
    Bev, I come to your site b/c I really like your personality. You share about your life and do not take yourself too seriously. I say go for it with the lifestyle blog. Just create some categories and do your thing! This is your space. A place for your voice about whatever you want. You are one of a kind. Just keep being yourself. :)
  170. Nicki August 21, 2014 at 9:32 pm #
    I love LIFE. And clearly, you do, too. Please go that route! I LOVE coming here and seeing stories about your family and the little nuggets. Basically, I want BABIES (I do, actually, but not yet) and PUPPIES. Can you make that happen, pretty please?
  171. Stacey August 21, 2014 at 9:33 pm #
    Lifestyle. Pleeeeeeaaaase. Heavy on the arm rolls.
  172. shanna August 21, 2014 at 9:44 pm #
    Dude I plan my weekly meals around the recipes! Keep em!!!! Have you ever thought about a YouTube channel? I love when bloggers do that because I can put a face and personality (and a voice at that) to what's happening on the blog. You are great though I'd be happy if it continued the way its going! Keep up the greatness!!!!!
  173. Brooke August 21, 2014 at 9:53 pm #
    Lifestyle!
  174. Trista August 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm #
    I think a lifestyle blog would be cool! Food, I like it. DIY, I like it. Kidlets, I'm a mommy too, so that's cool.
  175. Heather August 21, 2014 at 10:24 pm #
    I come for the writing. I've never made one of your recipes because, although they really do look amazing, it's not the kind of food my family eats. That sounds strange, but I have six kids and they're incredibly picky. (Which, as old people love to remind me, is probably my fault. But it's the way things are here.) So, even though I don't plan on making your recipes I love to read them, since you are so funny and witty and creative. And we (my 14-year old daughter and I) love love love the babies! A lifestyle blog would probably be great!
  176. Stephanie August 21, 2014 at 10:27 pm #
    MOOOOOO BABBBiiesss. Ironic, because i don't want/have babes- but yours are so cute!
  177. Rachel August 21, 2014 at 10:49 pm #
    As I scroll through the comments, it seems that the resounding vote is for you to transition to a lifestyle blog. Let me add to that voice! Your recipes rock. That's how I found you and became a devoted invisible internet stalker. I mean friend. Follower? Whatever. But I come back every day to read your hilarious delivery. When you write about life (like your post about how you met Aaron), I just love it. Eat it up. gobble gobble. Words > food. Also, I definitely stalk your instagram feed and I don't even have instagram! You're hilarious and those babies are perfection. I'll continue to read and love your work whatever direction you decide to go. Now, go forth and conquer the boredom! And PS - thanks for all the work you put into making this space amazing.
  178. Teiqua August 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm #
    I've been reading your blog ever since discovering your instagram. So I'm here for the babies, food is good too because... most of all I'm here for your writing style - you are just so damn honest and hilarious!
  179. Gina August 22, 2014 at 3:29 am #
    Lifestyle blog, please!! (With the section strictly dedicated to Nat's arm rolls, of course!) I love your recipes as much I love your babies and your hilarious sense of humour, your captions make my day so often! Thank you very much :) Gina from Barcelona
  180. Whitney August 22, 2014 at 5:55 am #
    More babies!!!
  181. Emily August 22, 2014 at 6:25 am #
    I read you because you're funny and you have babies and I have a baby. If you keep doing that, I'll keep reading!
  182. Bri | Bites of Bri August 22, 2014 at 6:33 am #
    Bev, I'm down for whatever you're going to write. I just love reading your words and laughing along with you because your personality is what draws me here. The recipes I've made are always awesome so don't drop them entirely! If you sprinkle them here and there, I'd love you forever. I'd love it if you did a lifestyle blog or just babies because they're cute and amazing. Add a page for Nat's arm rolls :)
  183. DessertForTwo August 22, 2014 at 8:40 am #
    LIFESTYLE BLOG ALL THE WAY!! I'm always snooping in your Instagram pics for home decor. Your house seems so lovely and full of light. I want to see more! I want you to expand and share whatever the heck you want to share. And please, along with an entire section to Nat's arm rolls, can we get one to Will's eyes? Thanks,bae! (sorry)
  184. Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen August 22, 2014 at 9:03 am #
    I know I don't comment a lot on your blog, but I follow you religiously on Instagram. My husband and I sit sometimes just so I can scroll through your pictures and show him some of your absolutely hysterical posts. Oh, hi! I stalk you ;) But for real doe...I also swoon over the decor in your house. It's always so crisp and clean and WHITE?!? I don't understand how you do it, and I want all the deets about babies, decorating, and food. I want it all.
  185. Emma P. August 22, 2014 at 9:42 am #
    Honestly, I'm not a regular reader, but I want to be. I found your blog through one specific recipe (one of my FAVORITE recipes of all time), so I'm apt to say I'm here for the food. However, what hooked me and what keeps me coming back is your voice as a blogger. You are hilarious. You don't just present a recipe or an idea, you make it entertaining and funny. So good job! No matter what direction you choose to take this blog of yours, I am going to make more of an effort to read regularly. I look forward to seeing where you'll take us.
  186. Jackie August 22, 2014 at 10:01 am #
    I just love your voice! You write so beautifully and have such a hilarious voice! I think a lifestyle blog would be fantastic!
  187. Karen August 22, 2014 at 10:19 am #
    I love your wit and humor and tune in for that. I'm a month behind me you in babe land and especially love hearing about and seeing their progression. So, I selfishly vote for more babies and lifestyle jazz. Also, I KNOW you'll be doing some homemade baby food for those cherubs-how about some tips for combining that with adult meal planning? More selfishness on my part.
  188. Maria B August 22, 2014 at 10:32 am #
    Another vote for lifestyle! You have life, you have style, write about all of it! There are obviously plenty of us interested in reading about all of it.
  189. Danielle August 22, 2014 at 11:07 am #
    I love the baby posts. I am pregnant with twins and I love reading about the pregnancy, life after pregnancy and seeing how you are raising your cute little ones. I also love the food, but I think #1 babies #2 lifestyle #3 food.
  190. Amanda the great August 22, 2014 at 11:07 am #
    YOU are the funny as shit. and the movie is Bridesmaids. I say that line ALL the time. PLEASE make your blog a lifestyle blog, i seriously can't get enough photos and captions of your babies.
  191. Erica | Fulfillment From Scratch August 22, 2014 at 12:50 pm #
    It is a tricky thing, to continue to write about what you are impassioned about, but to also write about what we come to your site to see. You should follow what your heart says about what you would like to write, because that will lead us all to the more undiluted fabulousnes that is your writing. And that is what I come to your blog to experience. The babies, the recipes, the stories are all a bonus tohearing your voice. If you truely need direction, I have loved reading the stories! Tell us more about your day to day life, how you parent, what you use about the house, what has been a lifesaver with the babies, your schedule, what is the thing that you have to force yourself to do regularly. Give me more knitty-gritty, armpits and all.
  192. Jenny H. August 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm #
    I think you have the most gorgeous little family I've ever seen. I only check out blogs for food and typically hate when people become parents and everything becomes about their children (sadly, I have none of my own). BUT there's something about you and your kids and family that just makes me want to read more, more, more. I love your self-depricating storytelling and those children are really just the cutest things I've ever seen. Keep it all coming, please!!
  193. Shira G August 22, 2014 at 2:27 pm #
    Despite being a long time reader, I've never really commented before but I felt no better time to start then now! Here the honest to goodness truth....I LOVE reading about your babies. I am currently struggling with infertility issues- 2 IUIs down and tough road ahead :( I loved reading how you struggled with that too. I love your humor and your ease with which I can relate to. But, you tend to cook with some nontraditional items that don't always jive with my kitchen or my husband's stomach. I read tons of blogs whilst at work (sorry boss) and I always come back to yours for a good laugh. So whichever direction you go in, I hope you always keep your humor and some yummy baby pics wouldn't hurt ;)
  194. maddie August 22, 2014 at 3:37 pm #
    I absolutely LOVE the idea of a lifestyle blog!!!
  195. Dianne Briggs August 22, 2014 at 4:56 pm #
    Bev, I promise you, anything you do will always have my attention AND devotion. I love your cooking. I love your babies. I love you and your husband. I love your music! I would even go out on a limb and say I'd do what I could on this end to help your blog get out there. Don't ever change. Whatever you blog about is so freakin' entertaining!!! Don't ever stop. Dianne
  196. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons August 22, 2014 at 6:59 pm #
    I fully expect an entire section dedicated to arm rolls. Maybe a subsection for thigh rolls and baby snorts. Please tell me mine isn't the only one who snorts like a little piggy =) I'm down for whatever, and not bored in the least =) Though maybe it's the tacos.
  197. Julia August 23, 2014 at 2:11 am #
    Love your stories! I'd love more of a lifestyle blog. I'll read it whatever you do, though.
  198. Danica August 23, 2014 at 9:12 am #
    Though I always love a good recipe - your humor with life is what brings me back again and again. Recipe posts are the ones I breeze over (though I often pin them and plan to make them then ultimately never do) - lifestyle posts I devour word by word. Girl, you funny.
  199. Diane August 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm #
    I have so enjoyed watching your babies grow - do what makes you happy and please post a baby pic every once in a while - daily is not too often:)
  200. Heather August 23, 2014 at 10:02 pm #
    I love reading all your posts and think a Lifestlye blog would be great but I also like the idea you mentioned about a section on Natalie's arm rolls :)
  201. kim fluck August 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm #
    I read your blog because I think your writing is fantastic and hilarious. I do get a lot of recipe/meal inspiration from your recipes and I love seeing your cutie-patootie babies. I am not really sure what a lifestyle blog is... but if you are writing it, I know it will be very entertaining and I'll continue to follow along. Best wishes!
  202. Serena August 24, 2014 at 2:34 pm #
    A LIFESTYLE BLOG! + I just absolutely ADORE your babies! More of them please!
  203. Erin August 24, 2014 at 10:18 pm #
    Lifestyle! I originally started following you for the food but then saw the babies and got hooked. Then I started on Instagram and follow you there too :)
  204. Lindsay August 25, 2014 at 9:56 am #
    Definitely lifestyle blog! I am very new to your blog/ Instagram, but I love the baby posts and think you are absolutely hilarious. I would love to see more lifestyle posts. Go with your gut!
  205. Joni August 25, 2014 at 10:57 am #
    I love the idea of the lifestyle blog! It's pretty much what you are already doing, except with separate sections, I suppose. I love your recipes, but I'm also all about the gremlins. And your wit and wisdom [?][well, you know what I mean] are thoroughly entertaining.
  206. Kelsey August 25, 2014 at 12:29 pm #
    I found you via How Sweets instagram and I laugh and aww daily at your adorable gremlins and hilarious captions. (Seriously, you need to make a book of those) I would love to see more baby/ family posts, the ones I've read so far of yours are quite funny and also very sweet, they totally make me want to be friends with you! I think a mix of personal and food would be awesome, but no matter what I'm hooked!
  207. Dyanna August 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm #
    BRIDESMAIDS!! I only read the recipes to get your hillarious stories! Although your cooking is really good so if you good keep up the humor, armpits, barfs and baby rolls with access to recipes, I would be one happy reader!
  208. mel August 25, 2014 at 12:45 pm #
    Bev! I adore your blog. I know I'm just echoing everyone else here, but reading your posts is like having coffee with a hilarious friend. I think a lifestyle blog would be amazing. As a non-parent, I can't say that I want to see a TON of baby-related stuff, but I can't lie either: I literally cannot get enough of Natalie's arm rolls and your hilarious commentary about what the twins are thinking/doing. Whatever you end up doing, I'll keep reading! Go with whatever those alien/gut voices are telling you! :)
  209. Christine August 26, 2014 at 8:21 am #
    Lifestyle! Write about whatever moves you!
  210. Kate August 26, 2014 at 3:28 pm #
    BEV! 1. AMEN to a man in a suit. MMMM. 2. You do you - we all love it! Lifestyle is for sure the way to go - we selfishly get a little glimpse into those adorable babies and your cute little life. Keep on Keepin' On
  211. Kirstie August 26, 2014 at 3:46 pm #
    I come to your blog and follow you on Instagram because you are hilarious and I love seeing pictures of your gorgeous family! Seriously, thank you for sharing your awesome life :D
  212. Donna August 26, 2014 at 6:18 pm #
    I love your blog and tried cooking Thai because of you. I am probably a bit older than most of your readers (I'm 53 - yikes, its weird to see that written down) but I think you are so funny and refreshing and I love reading your posts about your amazing twins. Lifestyle, food, babies, whatever - please keep writing as long as it doesn't interfere with your priorities of parenting and family, and all else that is important to you. You are really talented and I have learned a lot from your forays into cooking. You have encouraged me to be a more courageous cook. Thank you!
  213. Rachel Cooks August 27, 2014 at 6:14 am #
    Yep, more babies. Did you even need to ask? :) PS: My husband hates when I say "I've been thinking..." It scares him so much.
  214. Zubayda August 27, 2014 at 6:56 am #
    Bev, I've been following your blog for about 6 months now and think your work is impressive. Love your recipes, love your baby pics-they are adorable. I'd like to continue seeing food as your focus, however I understand that you must do what you are moved to do. As a mother and wife, your priorities are going to shift. Such is life. Whatever decision you make, I'm sure you will be successful. Best wishes!!!
  215. Joyce August 27, 2014 at 9:36 am #
    Yes! I would absolutely love a Bev Lives ;) lifestyle blog! I vote go for it! Def with a Natalie Arm Roll archive :)
  216. Valerie August 27, 2014 at 10:50 am #
    I'm not sure that I really should get a vote here. I literally found your blog about 15 minutes ago. I was searching for a procuitto-wrapped chicken recipe and yours popped up on page 2 of my search. I have a sinking feeling that I'll spend the rest of my workday reading your blog from end to beginning. You've already made me laugh a couple of times. You had me at "Natalie's arm rolls"...by the way, I'm making that chicken tonight. Val
  217. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) August 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm #
    I think you'd have an amazing lifestyle blog.
  218. Jes August 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm #
    1. Bridesmaids 2. I come for the recipes - I like the one pot, made for two easy week night type of thing. I think you should go with what feels right, real, and authentic to you though. :)
  219. Jes September 3, 2014 at 5:15 pm #
    Aww I'm a new reader but you're definitely one of my favorites! I just started blogging myself after too long waiting and deciding, because I'm "such a private person," but it's hard for it not to be a lifestyle thing once you have babies in the mix!! I have 3 under the age of 4 (no multiples), and that's just what it became! It is hard, but it's "me time," so just let it flow!
  220. Dee @ The Kitchen Snob September 4, 2014 at 11:40 am #
    You are a blogging goddess! I just love your sense of humor and ramblings. Recipes - oh do you have those? haha. I love coming here for what you say before the recipe! You can talk about whatever you want to talk about - I'll still keep coming back! I really should start making some of the recipes on the food blogs I follow, but I find myself just enjoying reading the blurbs and reading about their lives. Yep, I'm a stalker like that.
  221. Tiffany S. September 6, 2014 at 11:34 pm #
    Dry Idea. The gel kind. Unscented or not since you seem to have some smells to make up for over there. :) PS. Your hubby has fab hair, and you rock.
  222. Christina September 11, 2014 at 9:48 pm #
    I love your recipes! And enjoy your writing style too.
  223. Leah September 16, 2014 at 10:49 pm #
    I only just started reading your blog (like, tonight) since a friend told me about it. I love it!!! You're hilarious. Just like most of the comments, I can see why you'd transition to a lifestyle blog! You have so much content and followship that I'm sure many categories would appeal to your readers, especially those who've followed you for a long time! For us newbies it allows us to find what resonates most and enjoy that!!! Thank you!
  224. Missy September 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm #
    More of YOU! I'm late to the game but another vote for lifestylin it!! Just open up the page and write girl. We come for all of it!
  225. Moriah September 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm #
    LIFESTYLE BLOG!!! Just don't go away. I love you and the babies.

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