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.


15 thoughts on “About

  1. Clairellyn – Thank you for the cookies that you made for our meeting today. They are a work of art! I especially like the fact that the color of my cookie matched my jacket – Pink!

    • Thank you! I’m so glad you liked them! And I’m glad I was able to match your jacket. I guess we were both feeling the pink vibe today. 😀

    • Ah, that reminds me I’ve had “making a contact form” on my to-do list for the blog! Anyway, I’ve sent you an email as well as made a contact page so you should be able to get a hold of me now. 🙂

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