Miss June 2017 – Renee Birchfield

Hi, ladies! I am so honored to be blogger of the month! I feel fancy and the need to make a sash to wear all month. I want to start by sharing a little about myself. I am a born and raised Arkansasan from Springdale now in Conway. I went to the University of Arkansas to study Food Science and was one of the first to graduate with a Food and Culinary Science degree. I am now going back to school to get my masters in teaching. I am a Harry Potter nerd, and really a nerd in general. I love Chinese food. I love just chilling and hanging out with my husband. Amazingly I have been blogging for three years next month, and I am so glad I started!

Many of you know I started out at Married and Hungry where I blogged about marriage and food. I started blogging because life was changing. I was getting married and moving for the first time ever 3 hours away from home and thought it would be a way to keep me connected to family and to find new friends. Luckily I found ARWB and the amazing community and didn’t feel so alone.

I started Married and Hungry because the whole time I was engaged and planning my wedding I couldn’t find resources for new wives who just didn’t want to mess it up. We were both fresh graduates and still kids and there weren’t blogs with tips, ideas, or thoughts on what to expect. So I decided I would be that place to share some marriage tips as I figured things out and if nothing else a place where new wives could come and know they weren’t alone in the tricky moments.

I blogged there for about a year and a half. I really enjoyed many of the posts that I did there but as I wrote more I started to feel like I wasn’t being authentic enough and I wasn’t ready to put concrete life examples for the world to see. So I switched to what I loved talking about the most, food. So in February of 2016 If Spoons Could Talk was born. This time I knew more about what I was doing and got it started better and made a site that I am so proud of. In a matter of months, it was doing better than Married and Hungry did the whole time it was up. I still love this site and talking about all things food.

Sadly, I have gotten more and more relaxed as far as posting because life has changed a lot for me and I can’t do all the things all the time. I started out with three days a week posting and stuck with it for a long time. Over the summer months, I got to a point where food was the very last thing I wanted to think about so I took a couple weeks off then went to twice a week. Over the last few months, I have been happy to get one post a week out. I have decided to go back to school and get my master of teaching so I can stop subbing and be a full-time teacher. But with food being one of my true loves I will never let If Spoons Could Talk fall off to the side.

Be sure to stop by this month as I get to share more with you. Don’t forget to leave me a comment and say hi! You can find me on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest as If Spoons Could Talk and on Twitter as Spoons Could Talk.  And of course over at If Spoons Could Talk.


  1. gina says:

    Yay! Nice to see you here. It’s definitely been fun watching you evolve. And, YAY, for getting your Masters!!

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