Hallelujah! Many of you have written to say that you like this site’s new, clean design. After seven years of blogging, I figured the place could use some sprucing up. I even changed the name of the site.
Buh-bye, A Garden for the House.com.
Hello, Kevin Lee Jacobs.com!
Why the title change? Well, let me bore you with some personal history:
A Garden for the House was the working-title of a book proposal I wrote many moons ago. The subject was houseplants, including those we can grow for culinary purposes. After the proposal was turned down by several publishers (“nobody cares about about indoor plants,” they said), I decided to throw in the towel, and give away the contents of the book online. I tossed in some sample recipes, too, just for the fun of it.
And then a miraculous thing happened: Tens of thousands of readers came aboard!
Readers came for the gardening how-to. And the step-by-recipes. And to watch the restoration of the spooky 1826 manse that I share with a Silver Fox. True, some folks stopped by just to see my spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Eh, bien. Everybody’s welcome here.
As headers go, “A Garden for the House” never accurately reflected the contents of this site. Nor was it a “catchy” moniker. Over the last 7 years, I came to loathe the title.
Of course, “Kevin Lee Jacobs.com” doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. But I think the subtitle — “a guide to delicious living” — aptly describes just about everything here, from gardening to cooking to housekeeping. Heck, it covers Lily the Beagle’s weight-loss plan.
Does the new name — and especially the “delicious living” subtitle — seem suitable to you? You can let me know by typing a comment. I look forward to reading your thoughts.