Hi, I’m Clairellyn, the blogger and baker behind The Simple, Sweet Life, a blog all about exploring the sweet side of baking. An Oregon native by birth, I moved to beautiful Western Norway two years ago with my wonderful husband and slightly grumpy cat (who, incidentally, is named after a traditional Norwegian dish roughly translating to “scratched flour balls.” The cat, that is, not the husband). With a wide range of recipes from the very basics to the more technical, this blog is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth!
The birth of a blog
I’ve always loved baking, but it wasn’t until I moved to Norway and the long, cold Norwegian winters left me wanting for a (warm and preferably indoor oriented) hobby that I took to the blogosphere. Originally, I started blogging to keep in contact with my (not so near but nonetheless) dear ones back in The States through a much loved pass time of mine. Baking, for me, is a relaxing and creative endeavor. And hey, if I can stuff my face with some sugary goodness afterwards, all the better! But over time, blogging about baking turned into so much more; It became a way to share my passion for baking with others, to open a dialogue and become apart of a much larger community.