Hello everybody, happy to be here

Hello fellow food bloggers and friends!

My name is Dawn Conklin and I am the person behind The Kitchen and a Latte. It is a fairly new blog (1 and a half years old) but I wanted it to be a strictly food blog and my personal blog wasn’t going to work for it.

My personal blog was started in 2009, but it is a mess. Wish I was kidding but it was started in the beginning just for fun and to connect with others. It started on Blogger and got moved over to Wordpress when I started The Kitchen and a Latte. There is a lot of work to do on that one, but that is a back burner project.

I don’t have a great focus at the moment. At some point I would like to start videos and my next step on goals is to gain enough traffic to be on a good ad network. I would love to get working on my personal blog again, but it is very overwhelming when it is a lot of cheesy posts!

A fun fact (at the moment I cannot think of any of my many silly quirks but I do have plenty haha) is that even in my 40s I still enjoy playing the Nintendo every night. We have every Nintendo through the generations starting with my original Nintendo.

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Hi Dawn @thekitchenandalatte …welcome! Yay, so glad you’re here!

First of all, fellow Nintendo lover here. I haven’t played in years but I was a fanatic back in the 80s. What are some of your favorite games? I was obsessed with Super Mario Bros, Zelda and Arkanoid when I was a kid.

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Hey @thekitchenandalatte! Welcome. Glad you are here. I bet you find a few other Nintendo buffs around :slight_smile:

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Thank you! For Nintendo I still love Mario and Zelda games. I play them on the Nintendo switch now - better graphics and better game play then the old school versions from when we were kids. But I remember getting my very first Nintendo - the times I had playing those games! My kids laugh because I am more excited about the new Zelda coming out then they are with basically any game coming out!

The switch has a bunch of different Mario games - there is even one I was just playing (Paper Mario - Origami King) that you were on the same side as Bowser. I usually try to save at least an hour a night to relax and play. I don’t watch TV so it is my unwind time.