Year Two


Guess what?  Today my blog turns a whopping TWO years old! Happy blogoversary to Wishes and Dishes!

Two Year Blogoversary. Happy Birthday to my blog!

It’s incredibly hard to believe that it was 730 days ago today that I hit the “Publish” button on my very first post on my brand new blog…..Wishes and Dishes was born.  I’ve done a lot, learned a lot and changed a lot in the last 2 years.  I now have a house (one year as of TODAY!) I’m no longer in my 20’s, I’ve typed the word “delicious” more times than I can count, I’ve clocked MANY hours behind the computer, even more behind the sink scrubbing dishes, burnt some food, almost caught my oven on fire, improved my photography, and learned a ton about the technical side of blogging.

Thank you to every single one of you for your unparalleled support and constant encouragement via your sweet and thoughtful comments and messages.  Whether you are a die-hard fan (do I even have any of those?) or a one time stopper-byer, I am so very appreciative of the love you all show me on my blog via the compliments and supportive comments you leave.  Each and every one means so much to me (minus the occasional creepy comment that doesn’t make it past the “pending” stage 🙂 ).  I honestly never in a million years would have expected that anyone would actually read this blog, let alone follow it, enjoy it, and make recipes from it!  Now 18,000+ Facebook followers and 500+ email followers later…..I’m just so blown away.  You even read my ramblings when I posted pictures like this:

Garlic Smashed Potatos from the New York Wine and Culinary Center

So, whether you consistently check in every day and are a loyal follower, or just stop by every now and then, thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for your support and loyalty. I am SO very happy to be blogging on this site and here’s to another successful year!

THANK YOU.  Hearts.

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These are a few of my favorite things: cooking, baking, Broadway musicals, cruises, Disney World, Christmas, thunderstorms, 80's and country music, and my favorite pastime has ALWAYS been baseball. Go Yankees!

42 Responses to “Year Two”

  1. Melissa
    September 17, 2013 at 12:37 AM #

    Happy happy birthday sis!

  2. Dawn
    September 17, 2013 at 12:51 AM #

    Congratulations, Ashley! You are amazing, and never cease to entertain me…and make me hungry!

  3. September 17, 2013 at 1:06 AM #

    Congrats and happy 2 year blogiversary Ashley! 🙂

  4. Joe DiBella
    September 17, 2013 at 2:06 AM #

    Our engagement motivated you to blog or did your blog motivate me to propose? 9-17-11 was a good day for us both. You are great at this, and deserve every “like” you get.

  5. Nancy A.
    September 17, 2013 at 6:21 AM #

    Congratulations on two years!! I love your blog and hope to be reading it many years from now! One of my favorites!

  6. September 17, 2013 at 7:27 AM #


  7. September 17, 2013 at 9:16 AM #

    Happy 2nd blogiversary, Ashley! Wishing you all the best and for many more successful blogging years! xoxo

  8. September 17, 2013 at 9:28 AM #

    Die hard fan here! 🙂 Congrats on 2 years! Thanks so much for your dedication!!

  9. laurie
    September 17, 2013 at 9:31 AM #

    Time flies when you’re having fun! Happy Second Blogiversary! And Many More!!

  10. sheryl
    September 17, 2013 at 10:09 AM #

    I’m so proud of you for all your achievements and successes! Congratulations!!

  11. September 17, 2013 at 11:26 AM #


  12. September 17, 2013 at 11:42 AM #

    Happy Birthday!!!

  13. September 17, 2013 at 12:01 PM #

    Congrats! I know a lot of time and energy goes into blogging…especially for 2 straight years!

  14. September 17, 2013 at 1:20 PM #

    Happy 2nd Blogoversary Ashley! Congrats!

  15. September 17, 2013 at 1:47 PM #

    Congratulations, Ashley! Two years is a milestone! Want to share your secret to success?!? Your blog is so awesome!

  16. September 17, 2013 at 2:03 PM #

    Congrats Ashley! You do a fabulous job in this space!

  17. Missy
    September 17, 2013 at 2:27 PM #

    Happy Birthday from Melissa sis number 2!

  18. September 17, 2013 at 2:45 PM #

    Happy blogging anniversary, Ashley!
    You have a gorgeous blog and it’s always a pleasure visiting.

  19. September 17, 2013 at 3:07 PM #

    Congrats!! Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

  20. September 17, 2013 at 4:20 PM #

    YAY! Happy blogiversary!!

  21. September 17, 2013 at 7:55 PM #

    Congrats Ashley and happy bloggy birthday!

  22. September 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM #

    Oh my gosh, TWO! Happy Blogiversary!

  23. Sarah
    September 18, 2013 at 12:38 AM #

    Wow! Two years have just flown by huh? Keep it up!

  24. September 18, 2013 at 8:01 AM #

    Happy 2 years!!

  25. September 18, 2013 at 10:59 AM #

    Aww happy 2nd blogoversary, Ashley! Your blog is awesome…Best wishes for many more years to come! (:

  26. September 18, 2013 at 1:38 PM #

    Happy Blogoversary! And many, many more! Thanks for all the hard work you put into you blog – it’s always a fun read, so it’s worth it.

  27. September 18, 2013 at 1:49 PM #

    Happy Birthday to Wishes and Dishes! Wow; what a thing you have started, Ashley – and it’s only just begun, congrats to you and best wishes for more great dishes!!

  28. September 18, 2013 at 7:06 PM #

    Happy Blogoversary Ashley! I look forward to enjoying your blog for many more years!

  29. September 18, 2013 at 8:53 PM #

    Happy bday wishes and dishes 🙂 I hope you have many more. Looking forward to your future recipes!!

  30. September 19, 2013 at 1:41 AM #

    Happy 2nd blogiversary! WISHING you lots of praise on making some very delicious DISHES in hopes for many years to come. Take Care, BAM

  31. September 19, 2013 at 2:04 AM #

    Oh my goodness, happy blogoversary!! The years do fly by frighteningly quick, huh? But then when you look back you realise how much has changed.
    This is so inspiring… blogging can get stressful sometimes, and as a relatively new blogger (haven’t hit 1 year yet) it’s encouraging for me to see how successful and fulfilled the veterans can be 🙂 Gotta keep truckin’… I might actually hit you up for some advice via email or contact form later, Ashley!

  32. September 19, 2013 at 9:22 AM #

    Awww – what a sweet post – so glad to have stumbled by on your 2nd anniversay – Happy blogversary … here’s hoping for many more 🙂

  33. September 19, 2013 at 4:15 PM #

    Happy blogiversary! 😀 I’m coming up to five years this autumn, I can hardly believe it…

  34. September 19, 2013 at 7:14 PM #

    Happy Two Years! Here’s to many more years to come!!!

  35. September 19, 2013 at 11:52 PM #

    Yayyy, happy 2 years!!! Congratulations Ashley 🙂

  36. September 20, 2013 at 5:23 AM #

    Happy 2 year anniversary! Isn’t it funny how 2 years can seem like such a long time, but also like it’s passed so quickly? My 2 year anniversary is coming up this fall and I kind of can’t believe it…but I also can’t believe it’s been ONLY 2 years. Congrats!

  37. Cheryl
    September 22, 2013 at 5:12 PM #

    Wanted to let you know that I am a die hard fan of yours!

    • September 22, 2013 at 8:16 PM #

      Wow! Thank you!

  38. October 4, 2013 at 6:57 PM #

    Congrats, my Friend….may your way be smooth!
    Continue to have fun…we’re having fun with you!

    • October 4, 2013 at 9:16 PM #

      Thank you, Tonette!!

  39. November 11, 2013 at 12:38 PM #

    Congrats on reaching your second year blogiversary, Ashley! That’s such an impressive milestone. Can’t wait to read many more recipes in years to come. Cheers!


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