Happy Blog-iversary to Me: Year Two!

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Some Kinda Good is two. Happy Blog-iversay to me! The year 2013 has been filled with amazing opportunities, complete with my local TV debut on Statesboro Cooks, lots of feature writing, live cooking demonstrations, volunteering and more. What a year!

To celebrate Some Kinda Good’s second birthday, my friends at Braswell Food Company have graciously donated a Gourmet Holiday Gift Set to one of YOU, my lucky readers! How awesome is that? Before we get to that, I’d like to take a look back at a few of my favorite moments from 2013, highlighting some pretty major accomplishments:

Urbanspoon Recognition

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Some Kinda Good has held the #2 ranked spot on Urbanspoon’s Leaderboard of Top Georgia Food Blogs since April 2013.

Freelance Work

I became a guest blogger for Visit Savannah, and my local work is also featured on the Visit Statesboro website. 

MomentsI got to write the November Cover Story for Moments Magazine, featuring Hunter Cattle Company’s Kristan Fretwell. 

Newspaper Food Columnist

May 19, 2013 - A proud day. My first published food column.
May 19, 2013 – A proud day. My first published food column.

I became a food columnist for the Statesboro Herald in May 2013.

TV Appearances

I had the opportunity to co-produce and host two episodes of Statesboro Cooks, a local, cable TV cooking program in June and November this year.

Live Cooking Demonstrations

I was invited to be the Celebrity Chef at the Statesboro Mainstreet Farmers' Market on August 17, 2013. What a blast!
I was invited to be the Celebrity Chef at the Statesboro Main Street Farmers’ Market on August 17, 2013. What a blast!

In August, I appeared as the Celebrity Chef at my local farmers’ market, where I performed a live cooking demonstration serving up Summer Bruschetta.

Future Happenings

wpid-IMG_20131122_152547.jpgPerhaps the most exciting adventure this year has been auditioning for The Taste on ABC in L.A., Calif. Premiering on Jan. 2, 2014 at 8 p.m., the cooking competition reality show is sure to be entertaining. I hope you’ll tune in to see how my Hollywood experience plays out!

Thank You
Since its inception in Nov. 2011, Some Kinda Good has reached nearly 37,000 hits. Though it’s a lot of hard work, blogging has proved to be a wonderful, creative outlet and platform for me. My success wouldn’t be possible without you, and my dishes wouldn’t be as delicious without Georgia Farmers! I sincerely thank you, my blog followers, for reading and sharing my little piece of the World Wide Web with your friends and family. Thanks for your encouraging comments, and all your “likes” and re-tweets. Not a single one has gone unnoticed. To my farmer friends, chefs and restaurant owners, thank you for making Southeast Georgia the finest place to exist.

I especially thank Julia Child who said, “Find something your passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” As it turns out, that philosophy has served me well.

Giveaway Information

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Braswell’s Gourmet Holiday Gift Set includes pumpkin, apple and sweet potato fruit butters, and Balsamic Sweet Onion Jam and Red Pepper Jelly. Some Kinda Good approved!

I couldn’t think of a better way to show my appreciation for your support than to share with you food products from one of Statesboro’s own gourmet businesses. Braswell’s has been making specialty preserves, condiments and sauces for almost 70 years. Valued at $35, the set includes an assortment of Braswell’s most popular fruit butters and hors d’oeuvre jellies, perfect for entertaining this time of year! For your chance to win, choose from the options below. You do not have to be local to participate, but must reside in the United States.

1) Comment on this blog post with your favorite and most memorable Some Kinda Good post, explaining why you chose it. If you’re new to Some Kinda Good, tell me how you came across my blog.

2)  Follow me on Twitter @SKGfoodBlog and tweet “Win a Braswell’s Gourmet Gift Set from @SKGFoodBlog! wp.me/s20PUE-4197 .”

3)  Like and share Some Kinda Good on Facebook (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case)!

Contest ends on Friday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. EST. I’ll email the winner and announce the recipient on the Some Kinda Good Facebook page. The gift set will be mailed directly to your home.

Disclosure: I received one Braswell’s Gourmet Holiday Gift Set valued at $35 to celebrate Some Kinda Good’s 2nd Birthday.

Update: 11/26/13: In addition to the Braswell’s Gourmet Gift set, the winner will also receive one fresh baked loaf of bread from Sugar Magnolia Bakery & Cafe!

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15 thoughts on “Happy Blog-iversary to Me: Year Two!

  1. Ooo pick me! I like jam!!!
    Seriously though, I think my favorite post would have to be the one about your family table. Mostly because I identify with it so much because I, too, have spent so much time and made so many memories at that very table. From birthday celebrations, to your mom’s elaborate seven course breakfasts, to sitting around it and singing and talking about life, to just hanging out, eating dinner before going out on the town for the night (i.e. “pimpin’ the strip” on Washington Rd lol!).
    I’m so proud of your accomplishments and I know that the road is only going to continue to rise from here. Happy Blogiversary my sista! Here’s to 50 more!

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    1. Soul “sustah,”

      I don’t know if you will ever know how much it meant to me to share my Hollywood experience with you. Thank you for being the friend who’s been there for me for 20+ years without fail. I cherish every moment around that family table with you…and every bite of Mama’s “elaborate seven course breakfasts.” LOL! My life is rich because you’re in it. ❤

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  2. “A Heavenly Vibe at Huc-A-Poo’s”–that has to be my favorite… And not just because I was part of the story! I think this post captures what we all really love about food–it’s not the food itself, but the part it plays in making nights like this one so memorable. But when the food is really good–and trust me, it was–well now, that’s just the icing on the cake.

    I’m also a huge fan of Huc-A-Poo’s, and was beyond thrilled to introduce you to this little hideaway. It’s not the main street, everybody goes, run-of-the-mill tourist joint, and that’s why it is so special to me. It’s the food, the music, the friends, the whole vibe–you get caught up in the smell of the pizza cooking, the clink of glasses, the chatter from the beach bums and billionaires, the unbelievable music… An experience like this touches on every sense, which is why, even a year later, I still remember it so fondly and vibrantly.

    This is the stuff memories are made of, and this experience parallels our friendship in so many ways, because it is a friendship that fulfills me in so many ways. So #RunningMate, Teller-Of-Hard-Truths, Go-To Dinner Date, I am so very proud of all of your accomplishments this year, and I am so proud to have been a part of it. Here’s to a lifetime of friendship, fun, and Some Kinda Good food!

    Cheers, and many happy returns.

    #YouReady?

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    1. #RunningMate,

      Finding a friend like you in my late 20’s is such a rarity. You came into my life at the perfect moment, and we’ve shared some unforgettable and epic times. Our night with “Frankie the Face Eating Freak” and Huc-a-Poos may top them all. Thanks for being my go-to local pal and out-on-the-town gal! I rhymed that just for you 😉

      Love ya #RunningMate, and thanks.

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  3. I’m new here – just found you. I wanted to shop at Shopping by Lantern Light and it was rescheduled, so I went to Southern Magnolia’s fb page and found you there. I love food blogs, Southern Magnolia and Braswells! I can’t wait to explore your page and the fact that your local is even more neat – I just moved to Statesboro and am having a blast with all the Farmers Market and local events!

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    1. Hi Cristy, welcome! Thank you for stopping by, and I’m really glad you discovered Some Kinda Good. Statesboro is a great place to be! I hope you’ll check out some of my local restaurant reviews. We have a ton of great places to eat in our quaint little town. I appreciate the follow and the comment!

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  4. Happy Blog-iversary Becky Sue! You know me, I’m a sucker for sentiment. So, my favorite blog post is your homage to the family table, but there’s a lot of good stuff here on Somekindagood. I am so incredibly proud of all you have accomplished. It’s just a shame that many of your readers have never had the honor of sitting down to a spread with you to watch–and listen–to your sheer enjoyment of a meal coupled with good friends.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Billy

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    1. Billy!! You’re my favorite wordsmith and one of the reasons I count my blog a success. Sitting down to those meals with my Floyd Family are some of my fondest memories. I will never stop laughing about the cinnamon butter on that fateful day at the Santa Fe table. Thank you, indefinitely.

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  5. What an amazing year!! Congrats to you my friend. My the good fortune of the past year carry you on to many more opportunities in the future. I have HIGH HOPES for you! One day I’m going to be able to say……”I knew her when…..” Love ya!

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  6. Happy BD. I plagiarized stuff from your blog…so, sue me.

    No, on second thought…please don’t. The Oracle has no money. Everything we have goes to food, and if you saw us you would know I ain’t a-lyin’. If you sue us we will starve and the Oracle will go into receivership, litigation, forced to plead insanity, and the list goes on.

    Congratulations Rebekah.

    Jon

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    1. Jon, you are so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing my blog-iversary with your Oracle audience. It’s folks like you who make the long hours of writing and sacrificing the temperature of your food just for that perfect picture worthwhile!

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      1. Thank you for putting up with my bad grammar. As you noted, I sometimes type with an accent based upon my native language…damn yankee.

        And, it’s you who is awesome.

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  7. What an amazing journey you’ve had! 2013 has definitely been an exciting year for you and SKG! One of my personal blog favorites was your post and restaurant review of The Watershed in Atlanta. Anytime I travel I love to find unique places to dine. You ALWAYS highlight such culinary gems. As a fan of brunch, I can’t wait to check out The Watershed and it’s amazing menu…and of course a Bloody Mary! Keep up the good work, Ms. Faulk! Can’t wait to see your work go national when you hit it big! I smell an empire!

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    1. My Chadwick, you are the male version of me. I love you! LOL. No, but seriously, I am always encouraged by your kind words. I adore our friendship. Thank you so much for being my cheerleader and blog sounding board!

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