Frequently Asked Questions Answered...

Monday, March 10, 2014

Hey, guys! I often get questions from readers and I though it would be fun to answer a few of them in a post today. If you have questions that you would like me to answer, just leave them in the comments below or just shoot me an email (sweet-carolinee@hotmail.com) and I'll be glad to answer them for you! Now, to the questions:

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What is a typical day for me?
My typical day is quite busy honestly. I usually wake up around 7 a.m. and get the kids ready (Sophia goes to school for half-day since she's in pre-k and I have to tag Ian along for the ride), we have breakfast and off we go to school. After dropping Sophia at school, I come back home and do some chores (dishes, laundry, get a jump start for lunch, organize or blog for a bit - things like that) before picking up Sophia back from school at 11:30. Around noon, I start making our lunch meals (this is usually when a recipe for a post happens), we eat and rest for a bit by watching a film or cartoons. Sometimes kids take naps or we make crafts later in the afternoon. When the kids nap that's when I get posts ready for the next day or so. Around 5-6 p.m., I give the kids a bath and later we all have dinner together, after dinner the kids play or watch TV until bedtime. By 10 p.m., I'm beyond tired and ready for bed.

Who eats the food that you cook for your posts?
My family eats the food I make for my posts, that's why I don't go too crazy with ingredients or over the top with my recipes, I like to keep it friendly and easy for my family. And my husband is the official recipe tester for my blog since he's the one who gives the thumbs up or down for my recipes.

How long does it take to you to photograph your recipes?
Not too long actually, just a couple of minutes. I usually take few photos of my final dish just before serving to my family. I don't do set ups or props like many food bloggers do simply because I don't have the time. I just look for the best lighting spot and hope for the best, and it seems to work pretty well for me.

How do I come up with recipes?
I love to cook, I'm always imagining which ingredients go perfect with each other. I would say mostly of my recipes just come from my imagination and after that I really try to make it happen. A lot of great ideas and inspiration also comes from reading great cookbooks, food magazines and food blogs.

Do I do meal plans for the week? Do I do meal preps?
I don't do meal plans for the week or meal preps, even though I should. Whenever I go grocery shopping I usually buy what looks good or vegetables that my family loves to eat or something that I would love to cook or try. I only plan ahead when it's a recipe that I want to try or something that my husband asks for me to cook specifically.

How do I manage everything? blog, kids, marriage, life in general.
It's not easy, I must say. There are days that I struggle and feel tremendously overwhelmed and there are days that everything goes great! I don't have a magic formula, I really and I really try to find a balance between everything, that's life!

If there's anything else you want to know, feel free to ask and I'll answer it for you!

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