I can’t tell you how excited I am to finally be launching MandiCrocker. It’s been half a year in the making and an idea that has been marinating for quite some time! I started this site because it was the one place where all of my loves could come together: food, photography, travel and inspiration. Even more so, it is a place where I could build an online community of dreamers and creatives.
As an artist, it is important to me to create something that means something and with all the crazy that can, and is, going on in the world, I wanted to dedicate a good chunk of my life and energy to something positive. I believe that the world and its people are ultimately loving and good, and that living an authentic life, true to you, is one of the bravest things you can do. I believe that we should fearlessly create, not just for a successful or monetary outcome, but for the joy of creating itself! It can be a healthy outlet that brings us joy in the mundane or it can be a challenge that stretches us and makes us think. I find that our lives and the world around us always benefit.
While MandiCrocker is named after yours truly and I’ll be posting my adventures and culinary creations, this website is really about the community we create here! Where have you traveled? What are you making? What did you create today? What did these things teach you? Send me an e-mail and submit your poems, art, travels, photography, baked goods, etc. I’ll also be looking for guest bloggers with fascinating stories to tell that I will publish weekly, so please nominate someone that inspires you or have them reach out to me!
I am currently in Los Angeles with my honey. We drove down the coast of California to end up at a friend’s epic Halloween party. When I come home, I’ll be sure to share my adventures with you! In the meantime, please introduce yourself in the comments below and let’s begin to play!! 🙂