A Fast Start to 2015 February 13 2015

Wow, it seems like it was just yesterday that I was ringing in the New Year.  Maybe that is because it has been a very busy start to 2015.  Last year I became a mother and quickly learned life gets much busier when there is a child involved.

The year started off with our annual New Year’s Eve party with friends.  My husband and I decided to modify the party this year and include the children. No one seemed to mind the early start to the festivities and I definitely did not mind getting to bed at 12:01. My son, my daily alarm clock, hasn’t learned about sleeping in yet.  January seems to have flown by after that and here we are in the middle of February.

The really exciting part of 2015 is getting Julie’s Beet up and running.  I have been dreaming about having my own business since college really. I guess that is why I chose Mathematics and Business as my major.  I really started working on the business  when I left my full time job in June 2011.  A change of plans, including a move abroad, delayed that realization for a few years.

I moved back to New York in January 2014 and have been working on Julie’s Beet since.  The goal of the site is to create a marketplace sharing products I love and know you will too.  These products are the labor of love of the artisans who create them and are sure to find a place in your heart, your kitchen and your tummy.  With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, it could not be a more appropriate time to think about the people and the foods we love. I’ll be cooking some of my husband’s favorite dishes for our romantic dinner!

I look forward to introducing you to the fantastic collection of artisans we will feature on Julie’s Beet and telling you each of their stories.  I hope you will join me in this exciting adventure of food, friends & love.

Happy Friday,