Ok, so I read something that it is customary for the blogger to explain how they came up with their blog name. It took me about a day (on and off) of thinking of a name. I wanted something personal, but not too detailed in case I decided to change my mind about my blogging topic. I went through numerous ideas. At first, I thought I would only blog about food recipes, but then realized I don’t have that many right now and that’s not all I love to do. I remembered how much I love planning parties. My mom always said I needed to be a party planner. I planned my first party (which was a surprise baby shower) at 19 years old. Seems so long ago that I was 19 years old. Wow time flies. (Sorry about my tangent) I was planning the baby shower for my mom who decided to have her last baby girl when I was 19 years old (almost 20). She has 3 daughters, each are 10 years apart. So I have two baby sisters, one is 10 years younger than me and the other is 20 years younger than me. However, I love them girls like they were my own babies. I always refer to them as my first and second babies. (Another tangent) Maybe I’ll do a post, if I can find some pictures, of that baby shower.
Anyways, I was going to go with something with “Nerdy mommy” in the title. I consider myself a nerd of sorts. After trying different ideas, nothing was working. They were just too long or didn’t make sense. So I ditched the “nerdy” part and then I started thinking about “what is my blog going to be about”. I kept thinking “parties and food”, “parties and food”, “parties and food”. Then I really started getting creative. I thought about maybe using some Spanish since I am living in El Salvador and it’s becoming a big part of my life. “Fiesta!” Fiesta and food, was good but I wasn’t sure if that was it. After writing it out a few times and saying it to myself, it stuck with me. I decided this was my blog name. It was very simple, explanatory, yet at the same time unique, which are all the things I wanted. It was not as personal as I had wanted, but I figured I could just use my posts, recipes, pictures, etc., to add my personality to this blog. So Fiestas and Food was born!! I declare July 23 ‘Fiestas and Food’ Day!!! YAY!!