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So You’re Living With a Food Blogger

Living with a food blogger? People think you’re living the dream! Here’s a sneak peek at the reality and an ode to those of you — husbands, wives, family — that put up with us on a daily basis!

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No doubt, when people hear your spouse or family member is a food blogger, they immediately think (a) “a what?!” and (b) “lucky!”.

But because I know you know what life is really like, I want to take some time to express my appreciation for YOU — those who put up with us on a daily basis!

  • Because you know that work never stops: we’re always pinning, tweeting, Facebooking, stumbling, yumming, Instagramming, Periscoping, Snapchatting, emailing… and repeat.
  • Because you know not to touch anything in the fridge without prior permission.
  • Because you will never take a hot meal for granted again, though you are prepared to sit down to dinner at 10 in the morning or 3 in the afternoon if it means you might get one.
  • Because you’ll celebrate Easter on Valentine’s Day, Thanksgiving on Labor Day and Christmas at Halloween, and not even comment about the Christmas cookies sitting in your freezer in September.
  • Because when you walk in the house and see me straddling a plate of food on the dining room table you’re not startled or confused.
  • Because you don’t find it strange to have cupboards full of dishes you can never use.
  • Because, every once in a while you might get brave enough to do the grocery shopping, and when I ask for the “prettiest, curliest head of lettuce”, you will actually find it, even though you know we’re not going to eat it.
  • Because you understand that certain things on that grocery list are Not Optional, and will drive all over town looking for an ingredient I need.
  • Because there are times you come home from work after I’ve been cooking all day and make supper because there is nothing to eat.
  • Because you understand that there will be days I’m pushing you out the door piled high with containers of food, and days when there’s nothing but a half empty pot of Kraft Dinner, and you take them all in stride.
  • Because you’re kind enough to drag me away from the computer at 9pm, so I can sit on the couch with you and pretend not to be on my phone the rest of the night.
  • Because in a life that can mean a lot of time spent alone in front of a computer, your presence keeps me from looking like I’m talking to myself.
  • And because you understand that I do more than just get free stuff, cook food, and take pictures,

Thank you!

Meet Ashley

My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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  1. Anja Skrba says

    haha! I think that because of this sentence:
    ‘Because you’re kind enough to drag me away from the computer at 9pm, so I can sit on the couch with you and pretend not to be on my phone the rest of the night.’
    you could easily name this post “So, you’re living with a blogger” …. 😀

  2. Chrissy says

    Haha! This is perfect. I *may* have scolded my husband for eating the “pretty” breadsticks before I had a chance to photograph them. He should know by now to only eat the ugly ones! 🙂

  3. Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl says

    Hahaha I just read this out loud to my fiance…he was nodding the whole time and added another one…Because I am not allowed to eat anything you make until you have taken 400 photos of it. Word! He is so happy to know he is not the only one, so thank you from him!!

  4. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Ashley! I’m not a blogger, but my husband knows my “kitchen rules” – he is a very tolerant man! And I’m always seeing a bowl or plate that I “need” and he just smiles! 🙂

  5. Meg @ With Salt and Wit says

    Ah this post. “Because you know not to touch anything in the fridge without prior permission.” Preach! The hubs couldn’t understand why he couldn’t just tear off a piece of the brioche to try. NO. That is my work….
    They just will never understand some things 😉

  6. Jen | Baked by an Introvert says

    This is great, Ashley! I’m so thankful that my husband is a patient man. He tolerates a lot. From the neverending spending sprees on new props to the nonstop sitting in front of the computer. It’s great to have others who understand what we go through!

  7. Rachel @ Bakerita says

    Love this!! It’s so real, haha. Got to love the cabinet FULL of prop plates – we have more of those than regular plates 🙂 and it’s definitely good to have someone to talk to in real life, so I’m not just giggling by myself all day at our group threads!

  8. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says

    I LOVE this, Ashley! I was laughing while I read this because everything is SO TRUE! My poor husband, he sure puts up with a lot. Especially the cabinets full of food props that also trailed its way to our third bedroom as “storage” and knowing not to eat anything before he asks. And the fact that I’m always on my computer and when I say I’ll just be “10 more minutes” it actually turns into an hour or more. Great way to sum this up!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Haha, yes — all the time! My husband just doesn’t even ask now. Because every time I’ll say, “I didn’t even have that much to do….” and 2 hours later… Lol

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