One Year

You guessed it! 😀

Today is my one-year blogging anniversary.

On September 7, 2009, I started Peanut Butter Fingers and began an exciting endeavor that has proved exciting, challenging, rewarding, educational and FUN.

What I Do Best

When I first began blogging, I remember feeling so self conscious about taking pictures of my food. I mean what kind of a nut job takes pictures of a salad or a scoop of peanut butter?

Fast forward one year, and snapping pictures of my meals feels like second nature.  Bloggers are a rare breed of crazy, I’m tellin’ ya.

Because of You

I started my blog because I love to write and enjoy learning about health, food and fitness.

I continue to blog because of YOU.

You guys know I get all mushy-gushy from time to time and my one-year blogging anniversary sparked that “Oh I just love you guys so much” emotion in me.

Thank you for reading this little creation of mine. Your comments, support and emails truly mean the world and keep me motivated to blog day in and day out. For those of you “silent readers” out there, you are just as important to me I send a big, overbearing hug your way! 😀


Birthdays and anniversaries are often a time of reflection, so in honor of this one year of blogging milestone, I wanted to drum up a few old posts to highlight some big moments that have occurred in my life throughout the past year.

One of my favorite things about having a blog is looking back through old posts and reliving fun experiences through pictures and words.

September 2009:

October 2009:

November 2009:

December 2009:

January 2010:

February 2010

March 2010

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June 2010:

July 2010

August 2010

One Year Anniversary Giveaway

In honor of my one year blogging anniversary, I wanted to host a lil’ giveaway.

By simply commenting on this post, you will be entered to win a homemade batch of cookies (flavor of your choice), made by yours truly. I know it’s not the most amazing giveaway in the world, but I promise the cookies will be made with lots of love!

I will randomly select a winner tomorrow afternoon.

Good luck! 😀


  1. says

    Wow, look at all this competition for some Julie-style cookies! I’m speaking up, so throw my name in the hat. I’m 6wks pregnant and the only thing that doesn’t give me the sickie feeling is cakes, cookies, and pastries. (I’m not making that up; I blame the hormones, ha!) Congratulations on your blogiversary!


  2. Dani says

    Julie thank you for being an inspiration to me and all my friends. We love to talk about ur blog on G chat at work :) I’m very excited for the future of ur blog helllllloooo wedding!!!! So thanks once again for all YOU do!!!


  3. Lindsay says

    Who says this isn’t the most amazing giveaway! I think a batch of cookies from THE peanut butter fingers kitchen is one of the most exciting giveaways! P.S. I made red velvet cupcakes yesterday and thought of you. I think you’d approve :-)


  4. laura says

    congratulations julie! i love reading your blog so keep up the good work! you are always inspiring me to workout harder and try new recipes :)


  5. laura says

    congratulations julie! i love reading your blog and you are always inspiring me to work out harder and try new recipes!! here’s to another year :)


  6. Emma says

    Hi Julie! My sister and I are new and devoted followers to your blog. We think you, Ryan, and Sadie are so funny and cute and you always make delicious looking food :) Anyway, happy blogiversary!!


  7. says

    I have been a follower of your blog for quite sometime and I have always loved how you indulge in my favorite foods and balance it out with the healthy foods aswell. I am so excited to read the posts about your upcoming wedding. I wish you the best with your blog and I cant wait to see what the future holds!! :)


  8. Sara says

    Love this blog! I too am from Chicago and have moved away since high school so I thoroughly enjoy reading your posts about life, love, and of course, being healthy! Hope you have many more blog-iversaries to come haha :)


  9. says

    After 5 or 6 months of being one of those “silent readers” (and getting totally called out, haha) I’m just gonna come right out and say CONGRATULATIONS! What an amazing way to document such exciting times in your life… You do such a great job with your blog and I always look forward to reading it!


  10. Samantha Robertson says

    Happy blogiversery. I have to say that I originally subscribed to your blog solely because of the name “Peanut Butter Fingers” but I’ve really enjoyed all of your posts.


  11. Kristen says

    Yay for cookies and your one year anniversary! I truly love reading about your life and adventures, and learning so much about health and fitness along the way–you are truly as inspiration to me when that alarm goes off at 5:48 AM for a workout :)


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  13. Shelly says

    Congrats on 1 year! I only discovered your blog a few weeks ago but I love it and have been reading everyday since I found it! Keep up the great posts! 😀


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