Hello

 Brown Butter Peach Layer Cake with Vanilla Tahini Frosting | erin made this-1-2

Hi friend! I’m Erin, a twenty something teacher and I live in Sydney, Australia.

Welcome to my blog. I guess if you like Beyonce, kind of weird stories about other people’s lives and delicious food, YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. I know there are lots of other places on the internet with stories and food, so thanks so much for coming here! 

I also quite like to get crafty and make lovely things, so this might pop up on the blog from time to time, but food is my FIRST love. 

Where did the food love come from? I’m not sure. I do remember that, from about 7, I’d wake up super early, terrorise the kitchen and raid the spice rack to make scrambled eggs on a Saturday morning. If I can tell you one thing I learned from that, it would be: garlic salt/paprika/dried parsley is not a winning combo. I guess I’ve always loved cooking, but never really knew how much I loved it.

After totally bombing my high school, I worked full time in a super sad debt collection agency. It lasted about 5 minutes until I decided I wanted to be a teacher. So I did. I studied a Bachelor of Teaching in Technology and became a Home Economics teacher in 2012.

So now, in 2016, I hang out with high school kids and teach them to cook and sew. It is simultaneously joyful and disheartening. I love it, but the increasing demands of the job, means that one day it’ll be time to say goodbye. 

My love for creating really grew throughout my degree and even more over the past few years. I am happiest when I am making and photographing things and love sharing on this blog. The friends and readers I have gained here make it all worth while. 

Please feel free to leave me a comment or email me at erinmadethisblog@gmail.com. I am happy for you to use one image on your site, as long as you link back.

Erin xx

P.S. Sometimes I am lucky enough to be sent some things to review or try out. Please know that everything I share I truly love and I will always be honest in my opinions. I’ll always tell you when something is gifted because I like to be really transparent. 

P.P.S If I have been paid for a post, I’ll tell you up front.

20 thoughts on “Hello

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  2. Iman

    Yay!!! I love following your Instagram acct. I know what you mean about staying same in life! Hang in there, friend! ❤️

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  3. Chris

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and absolutely love it! It’s become one of my fave blogs to follow, partly because you are a Beyoncé fan but also because you have awesome recipes and stunning photography 🙂

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  4. laurasmess

    Erin, you’re awesome. I think lots of us get you on the struggle to find work/life balance. Your blog is amazing and I seriously hope that it’ll take you where you want to be in life (career wise, creativity wise, whatever!).
    So cool to have found your internet space (yaaaaay for foodie friends!). Can’t wait to try out some of your recipes. Laura xx

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    1. erinmadethis Post author

      Aw, thanks so much Laura! I’m off to check out your blog. Foodie friends are the best xx

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  5. Jenny

    Hi Erin,

    I just joined wordpress.com and this is the first baking blog that came up on my reader. I am totally digging it. Beautiful blog with such nice pictures.

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  6. Diya

    Hi Erin!

    Your blog is beautiful and I just loved looking at your photographs. They make me want to lick my screen! Keep up the great work! 🙂

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  7. Kate

    Your food and photos are all so unbelievably gorgeous… I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and just wanted to say thank you! I find your creativity so inspiring–it always puts me in a better mood. I’ve also made a few of your recipes for friends and family and they get lots of love 😉

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