About Me

Welcome to Spatulas On Parade, my name is Dawn and this blog has gone through a ton of changes in the past 7 years. I started this in June of 2012 as a way to share my recipes with my friends and to occupy my time as I found myself with an empty nest.

In the beginning there were potluck dishes, food fit for a crowd, teenage boy favorites, comfort food and a lot, I mean a lot of desserts. Then things changed and I began a new journey of clean eating. This was derailed by a major life change and it became food of survival and one that fulfilled my emotional needs. Once again change came and I was following the keto way of eating. The last and most recent change was moving to Georgia, almost losing my life and due to serious health issues, food restrictions were cast upon me by my doctor. Needing to drop weight I found myself joining WW formerly known as Weight Watchers. Also in the mix of all the food/recipe changes have been life changes, moves, jobs, and new adventures.

On SOP you will find all of these things. Because,

Life's A Parade...
Sometimes you stir the pot, sometimes you march along.

Some things haven't changed. My faith, love for my family, friends, fur babies, creating recipes, being a foodie, creative writing and photography. My FB and Instagram followers will tell you I love to take photos!

There are new ventures like becoming an independent designer for Origami Owl and running our custom upholstery business. My nest is no longer empty and my days are not always my own but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

This month (June 2019) I'm reinventing the SOP blog. Re-branding or better yet a blending all the aspects of my life into one place.

Once again I am excited about posting, writing, and sharing with all of you the many things happening in my life. 

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will enjoy it here and visit often and as always,




  1. We are hosting a Build Your Blog Conference in Salt Lake City on Feb. 16. 2013. You can find a link on our blog sixsistersstuff.com or go to Buildyourblogconference.com. We would love to hear from you! Feel free to join us on our Link party Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Six Sisters

  2. Dawn
    I am so happy that you and Cynthi stopped over at my blog and commented so that I could get to know you! I absolutely love your blog. Love your style. It is just so much fun!
    Looking fwd to following you and getting regular updates!
    I could use a little "spice" in my cooking and reading your blog is jst what I need.

    1. Thank you for stopping by. Love the "campfires and cleats" such fun.

  3. Dawn,
    I'm a new Twitter follower from GYB. I'd love for you to visit http://bakewelljunction.wordpress.com

    1. Thanks Annamaria for stopping by and following. I was at your blog earlier today and was unable to leave a comment. I tried a few times but it did not work.

  4. Dawn,didn't see your email address.
    I wanted to add you to my weekly blog hop invite email list.
    PLEASE stop by Ducks 'n a Row on Wednesdays for our Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. I'll be looking for you!

    Sinea from Ducks ‘n a Row

    1. Hi. I did link to your party my friend Cynthia told me about it. Great to meet you and hope to see you around.
      email: spatulasonparade@gmail.com