Friday, January 29, 2010


A New Year, A New Project

Today I am very excited to share a new project with you that has been in the works since last fall and one that I am thrilled to be a part of.

It is not so much a secret anymore, as I've been Tweeting and talking about it for a while, but nevertheless, it is finally time to make the official announcement...

In just a few days, (on February 8, more specifically), I will be taking an editorial position at Simple Living Media and launching..............Ta-Da!

Go on, click the link above and go check it out. I'll be here, waiting for when you get back and we can chat. I'll bake off some cookies while I wait, how about that?

Simple Bites Topics

As of next month, Simple Bites is where you'll find me hanging out, dishing several times a week on everything that I am passionate about. Dedicated to all things food and drink, but with an emphasis on simple living, this new website will focus on important topics such as sustainable eating, wholesome recipes, and cooking with (& for!) kids.

I'm particularly excited about topics such as 'Preserving' (Jam & Jelly 101, anyone?) and 'Cooking School'. I haven't written much here about my experiences in culinary school previously (mostly because I'm still in therapy to deal with them), but you're going to hear all about it there, with TONS of tips and tricks to implement into your daily cooking.

Other topics I'll regularly visit are Quick Bites, Menu Planning, Entertaining, and for once and for all, getting Organized in the kitchen!

Simple Aimée

I feel as though I've been preparing for the role of editor for the past ten years and am confident in what I have to offer readers. As a bonus, I've assembled an impressive team of contributors to support me in that role. Head here to check them out; you'll probably recognize a few faces! They hail from three countries, all of them mothers, and even one grandmother (you'll never guess which one, don't even try to figure it out).

I'm immeasurably proud to be a part of the Simple Living Media family, lead by administrator Tsh, of the hugely popular and ever-inspiring Simple Mom.

Oh yeah, it's not just Simple Bites that will kick-start in a few days, but an entire network. Joining the already established Simple Mom and Simple Kids, will be Simple Organic and Simple Homeschool, both going live the same day as Simple Bites, making this event rather remarkable, if you ask me.

But Wait? What About UtHC?

OK, I know what you all are thinking and so I'll address the elephant in the room.

YES, I will still be maintaining Under the High Chair.

After four years, how could I not? It's a huge part of my life, as are all of my readers.

Sure, things may get a little quieter around here, because, well, we all know new babies get all the attention, but I'm not shutting down shop, and on most days, I'll be just a click away over at SB.

Launch Date: February 8

I hope you will join me over at Simple Bites on February 8th for a little blog warming. Perhaps you'll even subscribe and stick around; nothing would make me happier than to see your familiar names and faces in the comments section.

Hey, a girl can always hope!

In the meantime you can follow me on Twitter @simplebites, I'll be dishing most of my food ramblings from there now. You can also become a fan of Simple Bites on Facebook.

That's it!


Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Congratulations, Aimee! Sounds like you and the new job are a perfect fit.

Aimée said...

Aw, thanks Lydia! It sure feels that way. =)

Unknown said...

This is fantastic! Congratulations - I'm looking forward to visiting you in your new (or perhaps it's "second") home!
Take care,

Aimée said...

Amy, I'll count you in for the blogwarming. Looking forward to it too! Thanks for the warm congrats.

Hippo Flambe said...

Congratulations Aimee, that sounds like a win for all of us as well (especially as UTHC will still be around some). Sounds like a great resource on the web.


Jan (Family Bites) said...

Congratulations exciting. I'm a BIG fan of all the "Simple" websites and can't wait to read more at Simple Bites. So very exciting and once you're up and running I'd love to link to you from my site.

Elizabeth said...

I'm so very excited, yay! Congrats to Aimée for being our fabo editor and getting this all together for us humble food bloggers.

Jennifer Jo said...

Congratulations, Aimee. I just checked out the site and it looks nifty. I'm glad to see you're including the part about homeschooling (and no TV). And what about gardening, since that's where cooking originates anyway?

Aimée said...

Hi Robin- That's kind of you, I hope it will be a useful resource.

Hi Jan- Great! Sounds like a good plan, thanks for offering a link!

Hi Elizabeth- SOO happy you're on board!

Hi Jennifer- Good question. Both Simple Organic and Simple Bites will be covering garden themes. You're right, that is where the best food originates!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

I'm so excited to be joining you in this new venture!

Aimée said...

Me too, Lynn. So happy you have my back...

Sue said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations, Aimée. They're lucky to have you.

Aimée said...

Sue! Well, I feel lucky just to be a part of such a great company. Thank you for the congratulations.

Valérie said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I'm sure you'll have a blast with this job!

Melissa said...

February 8th...Girl! I'll be there with bells on. I'm so excited for you and Simple Bites! I can't wait!

Elsa said...

Aimee, that is wonderful! Best wishes as you embark on this new endeavour!

Aimée said...

Hi Valerie- Many thanks. I believe I will.

HI Melissa- Woot! Bring friends!

Hi Elsa- Aw, thank you. I'll need all the best wishes I can get!

Cheryl Arkison said...

I am so excited to be working with you on this. And so happy for you with this opportunity.

Kelsey B. said...

Fantastic Aimee - I am so excited and will happily subscribe!

Erica said...

Yay! I am so exicted about this. I follow both yours and Tsh's blogs and I love, love, love them. So inspiring and encouraging to try out new things. Wishing you the best of luck and I'll see you on the 8th!

Aimée said...

Cheryl! No, I'm happy to work with you! =) Let's rock it!

Hi Kelsey- Wow, thanks very much!

Hi Erica- Cool! Consider this a VIP pass to opening night!

Amie said...

Hi! I'm an Aimee too, but mine is Amie. Fun! I think Amies (or Aimees) are definitely the best people around.

I just wanted to let you know that I have been reading your blog lately and really enjoy it. I also love your banner painting - it's awesome!!

Good luck with your new adventures at Simple Living - I've got in in my favorites already!!

Please check my adventures out at

Amie :)

Cheri said...

Your going to be the bestest editor ever!

Haidi said...

Yea, Aimee! So excited for you, and looking forward to following you in your new (ad)venture! Love, your sis.

kimberleyblue said...

Wow, congrats! I'll be visiting the site regularly.

I'm sure you'll do an awesome job - what a great opportunity. You deserve it!

Aimée said...

Hi Amie- Thanks for reading!

Hi Cheri- Shucks, thanks.*Blush*

Hi Haidi- I *heart* you.

Hi Kim- Thanks! I hope you'll be a regular stalker. =)

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

You KNOW I'm sitting here beaming, sweet friend. I cannot wait to see how Simple Bites will take off under your mindful guidance. YAY YAY YAY!

(You know I'll be stalking!)

Liliana said...

Congratulations Aimée! You will be the best editor yet. I will be dropping by on Feb 8th. Will link to Simple Bites from blog.

Aimée said...

Megan- I feel the love; keep it coming. (thanks much)

Hi Liliana- That's very kind of you! Thanks very much.

Cafe Novo said...

Congratulations cuz! Browsed through this afternoon, I can't wait to have access to more of your culinary knowledge!


Aimée said...

Hey thanks, Liz. You've always got free access to the archives, you know that! :)

CookiePie said...

Congratulations!!! You will be so fantastic, so perfect for this - I can't wait to read it!!

Zaak said...

Cool, now I know someone famous! And rich! I like your new computer btw.

Barbara said...

Very exciting, Aimee! And I'll be there for your blog-warming!

Aimée said...

Thanks Beth! Hope you'll join me at SB!

Hi Zaak- Good one. Thanks for the laugh

Hi Barbara- Wonderful! See you there!

Bende, Zoé or Abigél said...

Oh I'm so excited for you! I am a simplemom fan and found your blog through last year's book club (love your blog and I loved the book club), so anyhow, even though you don't know me, I just wanted to say congratulations! I'll definitely be checking out simple bites!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Congratulations Aimee, I look forward to what's to come in both worlds.

Unknown said...

Congrats! I know this feeling all to well and it's a great one! I'll make sure to follow you on twitter and check out the site :D

Shaina said...

I'm so excited for you and thrilled to be a part of it!

kickpleat said...

Congratulations on your new gig! Sounds perfect and I can't wait to read more.

Aimée said...

Hi Zoe- Any friend of Tsh is a friend of mine! See you around!

Hi Val- Thank you for the warm congratulations!

Hi Rochelle- Of course you do! Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Shaina- ME TOO! Thrilled to be working with you.

Hi Jan- Thank you. It was kind of you so stop over. Thinking of you..

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