This page is where you can find current stats, the comings and goings of Skirt in the Kitchen. I guess you can say that I’m fanatical about it, that I’m full-throttle in love with Skirt in the Kitchen, what I do here, what goes on here, and what plans are in the making for this thing that I’m every bit obsessed about. It’s my day and night, literally. It naturally requires and holds that much of my passion and drive. When I’m not creating and editing for a post, I’m still working on Skirt. Everything in my home, outside my house, in my family and small group of close friends, what I see, and where I go initiates something that eventually gets on the screen. I can sleep and dream about something and it pops up here. It’s got to; it does. The people I connect with and talk to have much to do with what is posted, even music-wise, casual or personal to me. It’s not just about me and my life. I can keep what is meant to remain private and still write about it without a single person knowing, all the while a beautiful thing is brought forth, right here. You can’t separate the heart and emotions from food and music, from the absolute ways of living and who you choose to love or forget. I’m people-oriented for a reason, and this is why-my work. It can be spiritual; sometimes a ministry and a service in some weird or neat way and at other times, not at all.
How Skirt in the Kitchen speaks: She talks with innuendos if you haven’t already noticed. There are word pictures, even when she’s trying to be discreet. She’s open but private, reserved though forth-coming. She’s got a terrific sense of humor and smart logic. She’s analytical, all over the place, and she relates well out of the understanding and acceptance of others. She’s got her own ID, her own ideas, her own skirt way of doing things. She’s a being, not just something that’s come out of my creative gear and mindful thinking. I’ve made her into a person. She’s real even though she might be a fantasy, a turn-on or a dream to men, an inspiring help and voice for women, or she might be plum annoying! Somewhere, though, she’s in the middle. Maybe she’s a fly on the wall or a pack of flies on a syrup spout, but she finds a way to get out of a mess that she’s made, herself, or one that she landed in without hesitation.
Why music is on every recipe attached at the close of a food post: Skirt in the Kitchen operates with music! Some of the songs are particularly meant to be played during the process of food-making (or accidentally from radio-play); at least, music listened to during edit format of food photos and writing. It can accentuate a food post or draw people in by the song, alone. It’s a mix of likes and dislikes among the crowd, but it’s heartfelt when it’s posted, just like the food. There are many facets of Skirt in the Kitchen. Music is one of its main functions. Lyrics speak.
What is SKIRT RADIO: SKIRT RADIO was originally meant to be a “filler” for the days or times when I could not keep up with viewers, when nothing got posted due to the busyness of schedules and family events or illness. It’s become a favorite of Skirt in the Kitchen among viewers in the short time that it’s been given a segment. It can even be found on Pinterest. As a result of that, it’s developing into a podcast. Before complete public airing over radio waves, it’s main attempt is to be “perfected”. It will have its own channel through the night…. People love music, what more can be said?
The flow of subject matter, photographs, and selected song per post: There is an intentional chain reaction, a flow from post to post on the home page, a matchup from day to day. For example: SITK Dress Shop featuring the Wrap-Around Neck Chain. The following post, featured on SKIRT RADIO was Natasha Bedingfield’s song, Touch, with the lyrics of “a chain reaction”-and this does not solely apply to the song selection, only, but it can move from post to post within the photographs or food articles as well. Some words become keywords. Zinnias might be in one post in the way of a food prop or background, then the next post or soon following-Zinnia Cake. It’s strung out this way to orchestrate, culminate, organize… to make as one.
Skirt in the Kitchen depicts the American way of doing things, still holds on to tradition, is vintage mixed with modern, and appeals to family roots. It is sometimes a mumbo-jumbo of people’s lifestyles that differ but at the heart and center of it is God and Family. [But do keep in mind that it is not a “church blog”… I get the complaints of concern from time to time “about the spiritual warfare on the blog” because of my mother’s segment, ‘THE GARDEN KEY’, conflicting with the over-all style and content of the daily reel of music videos that can tend to be “racy”– her spiritual/Christian/church writings.] Skirt in the Kitchen is described as being Americana, and the Dililah of food blogs.
What Rose-Colored Glasses is about: I had my first breast surgery at 23. My maternal grandmother, Anita H. Shew, had breast cancer in both her breasts at the time of her death without knowledge of her illness, not even unto herself. Grant it, she was far into her 80’s, but just knowing afterwards from the reports exceeding her death, it rang clear to me the seriousness of it being in my maternal line. My husband’s cousin, Heather, also died from the suffering of the onset of breast cancer. She was 37 and had two young children when she went. Cancer touches all of us at different times of our lives, in ourselves and/or in our loved ones. Having different forms, this isn’t just a female disease.
Mildred Moments: I ran track in my teens. Who would have known that I’d reconnect with my track coach and post his mother’s collection of recipes from her old books that she loved, cooked, and baked from? Mildred Moments go back to my KS roots, growing up there and still have family reside in the Great Plains State. I feel like the people from there are also a large part of Skirt in the Kitchen.
The “ridiculous notion” of Skirt in the Kitchen brand for products: I am excited about the marketing of products that are carefully planned, consistently and diligently worked on, and hoped in progress to properly carry through. There are ends that need to be tied together, yet, but this is a revelation to whoever said that it was a ridiculous notion for me to venture into. Skirt in the Kitchen is not only inspirational, fun and knowledgeable with neat ideas, but it’s also moving-going places far and wide-and it’s made to bake the bread and make the dough in dollar amounts. The American Dream might be more difficult to accomplish but it’s still feasible. It’s a challenge. You know what your personal dreams are and what’s more than “just a dream”. It’s a matter of going through doors and channels with great patience and foot work.
What “C” in Skirt in the Kitchen logo stands/stood for: Cayden-my first grandchild, 4 1/2 mo-SIDS–then Skirt in the Kitchen became Copyright 2015 Skirt in the Kitchen All Rights Reserved as of June 2015.
What “exclusively Skirt in the Kitchen” signifies: Recipes, craft pieces, and content that even have Skirt in the Kitchen written underneath it or above it is exclusively owned by Skirt in the Kitchen that are the original creations and rights of Skirt in the Kitchen alone. They are not to be trademarked by another party-including photographs, writing content, and brand. Skirt in the Kitchen came into being by Susan Nuyt on May 17, 2010. The Skirt in the Kitchen domain was legally purchased, the brand owned and operated by Susan Nuyt as of April 15, 2014.
A Skirt Halloween: Anything brought to market is kept apart from my own personal Christian/religious beliefs and faith. This blog reel is for all walks of life. We do not stereotype. It is made for community, for anyone. Sometimes the Halloween content, photographs, and music videos on A Skirt Halloween might be pushing the envelope with some folks but they have that choice not to view A Skirt Halloween if it is offensive to them. Agreeably, there are times when the music selection is for adults only. A Skirt Halloween is just a part of retail marketing, and it’s meant to have fun with the crowd while at the same time, creating holiday recipes and craft decorations.
The existence of Dirty Dishes: It’s the internal clock work of daily struggles and misunderstandings that can lead to resolutions. It’s my “craziness”!-or that of others that I write about, lol… It’s opening up to people, letting them know that I can be glass, too. It’s of the rugged matter that people don’t initiate mentioning just to hide any weaknesses but I see it as being human, being genuine and what other people might experience or get encouragement from. When we’re able to talk about “weaknesses”, it’s really strength that we have from what is nurtured. Are we not to be here for each other? Oftentimes we are guarded when we shouldn’t be or don’t need to be.
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I have more to write on this in the upcoming days. Pull this up for current material, but more than likely, new (updated) Skirt Talk will be located on Newsletter-a tab off this page. As always, thank you for your time and interest in Skirt in the Kitchen.
AGE BRACKET OF VIEWERS:
27.62%, 25-34 yrs
21.90%, 35-44 yrs
18.10%, 45-54 yrs
16.19%, 55-64 yrs