News: A Very Special Announcement

2010 October 25
by Grace Boyle

Remember that whole life list I posted last week? Did you see at the top it said “Launch a food blog” ?

To cut to the chase, I did just that.

Over the last few months, I have been working on fulfilling a longtime dream of having a place to house all my foodie dreams and desires. My own food blog!

Introducing: Grace(Full)Plate

Via Grace(Full)Plate, Introduction Post:

I love food. My friends have always called me first to ask where the best restaurants are – where is the best sushi – where can they take their parents in town visiting – what’s that recipe for my homemade spaghetti sauce – or that packet I put together of best places to eat in Florence, Italy?

I love cooking, sharing recipes, discussing food and sharing it with everyone. I become giddy at the thought of food.

Here’s what I will do at Grace(Full)Plate. I want to cover it all, what my passion already is: favorite restaurants, dishes, recipes, interviews with cooks, food authors all while infusing my love for travel and foodie love.

I’m not a food critic, I do not have a background in the culinary arts – my passion is my accolades, my heritage is my resume and my love for food is why I’m here, doing this.

Doing It Right:

This second blog around, I wanted to do it right. To put time and effort (not jump in on my own, like I did originally with Small Hands, Big Ideas) so I enlisted Andrew Norcross for his help. He built and designed the blog from scratch. He’s the man and thank you so much to him for his ninja skills, patience and kindness.

Check It Out:

I’m a little nervous, because I care so much about the project and what’s behind it, but I couldn’t be happier to take this risk and launch. This time around, I think I know a little more and I’m leveraging something I’m passionate about.

So, head on over to, follow the new Twitter account @gracefullplate and let me know what you think!

I will still be here on Small Hands, Big Ideas, same as always. I hope to continue posting 1-2 times a week on each blog. Thank you for your continual support dear readers. Small Hands, Big Ideas has been going strong for over two years and I love this space and all of you. Grace(Full)Plate is to help me indulge in what I’m already doing (cooking, sharing, restaurants and traveling).


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  • Colin Wright

    The new blog looks great, Grace!

    Love seeing people spin-off in unpredictable directions :)

    Damn, now I’m starving!

  • Clare Bear

    I am SO excited to read the new blog.

  • Clare Bear

    I am SO excited to read the new blog.

  • SativaBella

    I love your new blog! I am a little jealous that you can keep up with 2 blogs, when I can’t even write on my one.

    You are inspiring me to try harder, so thanks. I can’t wait to read Grace Full Plate.

  • Grace Boyle

    YAY! Thanks, you’re always so supportive. I should come and do a review/photography of Centro when you’re working. You should get in on that cameo 😉

  • Grace Boyle

    Aw, thank you so much. The support has meant so much to me. Now that I’ve been consistently blogging for a few years, launching a new blog is so much different this time around. I feel like there is more at stake, more eyes, but in turn, I’m so happy because the blog makes me happy.

    It is hard to keep up with two blogs, not quite sure how I do it, I just fold it into my routine like brushing teeth and eating :)

  • Grace Boyle

    Thanks Colin! Yummy, right? That’s the idea!

    I’m always doing many projects this one just happens to be more public and well, a blog. I’m excited about balancing both blogs, the online life and what I need to still do for myself and my sanity behind the scenes.

    Thanks for your support :)

  • Jim Zawada

    Your Potluck Sunday tweets always make me hungry, so I’ll definitely check out the new site. Best of luck!

  • Trek Light Gear

    I’m eagerly awaiting the recipe for your homemade spaghetti sauce.

  • Grace Boyle

    Jim, good to hear! I know we do throwdown for potluck. I will have some awesome recipes and photos from potluck on the food blog. Thanks again for the support :)

  • Grace Boyle

    Seth, the recipe is all ready! Better yet, you will have to eat it in person too!

  • Collin Vine

    Nice! I hope to learn something about vino on there. I’m good at drinking it, not at analyzing it.

    Congrats, Grace!

  • Grace Boyle

    I too, am really good at consuming vino :)

    Definitely expect to learn more about vino, as well! Thanks for the support.

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on your new venture! The page is mouth wateringly tempting and I look forward to exploring there. :)

  • Anonymous

    Congrats on your new venture! The page is mouth wateringly tempting and I look forward to exploring there. :)

  • Grace Boyle

    Thank you! Love to hear mouth watering :) Can’t wait to have you over at GraceFullPlate as well.