Welcome to Tenpenny Splendid! I'm so glad you've decided to stop by!
A full introduction of myself can be found on the about page so if you want to know about me personally, pop on over there first.
This is a little intro of Tenpenny Splendid, the blog.
started reading blogs, somewhat addictively, during my senior year of
college in 2009. After a few months of reading and bookmarking and
silent lurking, I decided I wanted to start a blog of my own. The people
writing were ladies I could strongly relate to. They were experimenting
in the kitchen, the craft room, and the business world.. everything I
was doing and striving to do. I graduated from college in May of 2010
and spent the summer thinking of what I wanted my blog to look like and
be about - among other things. ;)
decided that I wanted to somehow combine all of my passions into one
internet home. I wanted to tackle cooking and baking, crafting, art,
life, and fashion. I haphazardly started posting at the end of October
2010 on random topics, mostly cooking at first, and tried to get
comfortable talking to the world. A year later, I have hundreds of
bloggy friends and am chugging along, feeling more and more comfortable
in my new role as a blogger.
So that is what you will
find in my blog. I post recipes, tutorials, products I love, crafts and
art by myself and others, my travels, outfits, and dreams for the
Here are some of my favorite posts from my first year to get you started..
Ode to Boots - about being a lady of height and the footwear that best accommodates that
Best Brownies - after an exhaustive search, I found what is, in my opinion, the best brownie recipe
Baked Mac + Cheese - I could live off of mac + cheese, and this is a good one.. simple and satisfying
Doe Eyed - my first time carving a stamp.. a little doe for making Christmas packages extra special
101 Things in 1001 Days - my list of 101 goals that I want to complete in a little under three years
April Showers Baby Blanket - my first time making a granny square blanket
Non-Silver Printmaking - a look into a different type of printmaking and some of my favorite prints
Creepy Terrariums - a super fun and sort of elegant Halloween craft
Dublin Doors - my first ever commissioned paintings
Crafty Holiday - a collection of some of my favorite holiday crafts from around the internet