Happy 10 Year Blogiversary (+giveaways)


Mary is a San Diego native and has been a food blogger for 11+ years. She is an avid reader, a lover of puppies, and loves trying new food. Foods she loves: sweets, peanut butter, pasta, Triscuit crackers with cream cheese, and extra nuts on top of her sundaes. Food she dislikes: pickles, really spicy food, runny eggs, olives, and too much arugula.

35 Responses

  1. Jinxi says:

    Aww happy blogiversary! (Not entering the contest, just here to say congrats!!) I’m so glad that we met through blogging 🙂 Here’s to another year of deliciousness!

  2. Dianne says:

    Happy Anniversary! I really enjoy your blog, but our favorite recommendation is Mama Kats. Such delicious breakfast & even worth the wait!

    • Mary says:

      Hi Dianne – Mama Kats is so good! I need to revisit them soon for their excellent hash browns. Thank you!

  3. Susie M. says:

    1) My friend and I learned about Cafe 21 from you a few years ago. We go there, and just really love the food. They make things so tasty there, and have an awesome birthday program (again you introduced that to us)!
    2-5) Done! =)

  4. Lolo says:

    Congratulations on 10 years of blogging, and may you have many more to come! I love reading your blog. You seem like such a cool, honest person, and I am hooked on it. I wish you much more success in the coming years. 🙂

    You were the one who pointed out/recommended Isa-Bella Pizza to us, even though it was right down the street from us the entire time! LOL! Right under our noses. 🙂 Also, after your Mama Kat’s post, I became obsessed with it. We drive there from Clairemont all the time. No shame. 🙂

    • Mary says:

      Thanks so much, Lolo! I truly appreciate it 🙂 So funny you guys never went to Isa.Bella when it’s just down the street from you. Mama Kat’s is so awesome – I just wish it were a tiny bit closer. 😀

  5. Yvonne L ? says:

    You introduced me to Chef John’s Fish & Chips. Delicious golden fried fish. It’s like having lunch with John the Baptist himself inside a Bible bookstore ?

    You’ve got to try Pho Mai Cali and Grill (Sweetwater Road). Great pho, and the owners (Mai and her husband) are very lovely people. Very homey feeling.

    My current food obsession is pork belly tacos from Senor Grubby’s in Carlsbad. The pork belly is so juicy and flavorful. You’ll wonder how you’ve lived this long without it ?

  6. Yvonne L says:

    My tweet (also completed 3 – 5):

    Congrats on 10 long years! You’ve made us very happy.

  7. Happy 10 year Blogaversary Mary! I am so glad we met through our blogs and that we are also friends in real life. wishing you many more years of awesome food adventures!

    We first heard of Cucina Basilico from one of your posts (plus they had a coupon,haha). i was also glad I tried out Cafe di Roma in IB based on your post.

    You guys have to try K-Pasta in IB, along with Supannee Thai in Point Loma (their housmade sausage and fried rockfish are great). There is also Asia Cafe for Laotian food plus Mostra Coffee.

    • Mary says:

      Hi CC – Thank you! I’m really glad we met through our blogs as well. I’ve learned about tons of places because of you! 🙂 Cafe di Roma!! Oh man, I need to go back there, I loved their scratch made lasagna. I definitely want to try Supannee – I thought about it the other day when I went to Taste of Point Loma – I need to try that sausage!

  8. Ariel Jensen says:

    Great page, Mary! It’s fun to see how far you’ve come. Congratulations!

  9. Yvonne L says:

    Thanks for the introduction to restaurant birthday treats. My FoodTwin and I do a kind of Birthday Month Food Scavenger Hunt every year since we found your blog.


  10. Happy blogiversary! You’re the FIRST food blogger I met after I took over OSY (insert *evil* laugh) and I’ve actually won a few random giveaways here too! I’ve also had the privilege of being your plus one (http://www.oh-soyummy.com/reviews/taste-point-loma-2016-recap).

    Let’s summarize: Mary is awesome. Her blog will continue to inspire us forever and ever! Amen! =P

    • Mary says:

      Hi Lynn! Your evil laughter seems quite appropriate. 😀 I kid, I kid. I can’t believe I was the first food blogger you met – how crazy! Thanks for reading and for being a great friend!! 🙂

  11. Congrats on 10 years! You should try Grand Ole BBQ.

  12. Susie M. says:

    Hi Mary,
    I checked out GuilTea Cravings the other day and brought friends to try the macarons out! Fruity Pebbles was quite interesting!
    Here’s my 2nd retweet

    Thanks for all the awesome blogging!

  13. Susie M. says:

    3rd retweet…spreading the blog love! =)

  14. Faye says:

    Congrats from the bottom of my heart for this huge milestone! I’ve enjoyed your writing style and informative posts since I found your blog some years ago. Our food adventures have been fun and I am looking forward to another 10 years of This Tasty Life.

  15. Kirk says:

    Happy 10 years Mary!

  16. Katie R says:

    Congratulations! My favorite meal at home and out is a veggie pizza!! <3
    It is also my favorite thing to cook..probably because I love to eat it so much.

  17. Katie R says:

    I liked your Facebook page ( Katie Reaka Luberda)

  18. Katie R says:

    I followed you on Twitter (krelube)

  19. Katie R says:

    I followed you on instagram (katreak)