Today, I look back on the year [of blogging].

What a year! I’d toyed with the idea of blogging several times, beginning with my middle-school Xanga (remember those? eprops if you do!), but I guess it took a group effort supported by the -arkies to make it a reality.

Thanks to them and to our readers! Since we started, 365 “todays” ago, this blog has documented our transition from university life into the exciting, sometimes scary, chaos of the post-grad world. There have been new starts, false starts, heartbreak, tasty recipes, new faces, old places, all accompanied by a healthy dose of beauty reviews, football matches, and royal baby news.

Here are some of my personal favorites:
Arkie’s love note to Philly got me all sentimental about a city I barely know, and I so wanted to be at the get-together at the beginning of the summer.

Markie was often on the road this year; reading about her back-to-back trips nearly gave me whiplash! She’s always been a mother hen at heart, though, so it’s no surprise that her nesting habits kicked into high gear to compensate, resulting in lots of baking. She’s also taught me how soccer and life are sometimes the same thing.

Jarkie’s exuberance for food and skin care are fundamental themes of our blog. She was making wonton long before I did ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s to another year!

Today, we wish ourselves a happy anniversary! (Chelsea FC Flag Giveaway!)

We can’t believe it’s been a year since we created this blog! Of course, we couldn’t have made it without our lovely readers… so as we celebrate our one year, we’d also like to celebrate you all! If you have any questions or suggestions for us (or you just want to say hi), please fill out the form below! ๐Ÿ™‚ Stay tuned for some exciting things (exciting posts, exciting giveaways, etc!)…

To start with, we are giving ONE lucky reader aย Chelsea FC flag (see picture below for design). If you’re interested, fill out the form below … Be sure to select that you want the flag ๐Ÿ™‚ We’ll pickย one (1) winner randomly from the entries.

Giveaway Terms and Conditions:ย Giveaway ends August 25 at 11:59 PM EST. Open to Residents of the US only. Prize cannot be shipped to PO Boxes. One (1) winner will be selected by and be notified by email. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. In the event the winner does not respond, a new winner will be selected by This will continue until the prizes are claimed. The product offered for the giveaway is free of charge, no purchase necessary. Our opinions are our own and were not influenced by any form of compensation. Any third parties are in no way associated with this giveaway. By providing your information in this form, you are providing your information to todaycommai and todaycommai alone. We do not share or sell information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner.

Today, YOU CAN ASK US ANYTHING! (todaycommai 2013 Q&A)

When we started this blog, we had just hoped to keep in touch with each other (take a look at our ABOUT page if you’re wondering what I mean) … but we are so happy to have so many lovely readers… and so we’d like to do a little Q&A session.

Feel free to ask us anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ About us, about our blog, about life… about any of the topics we write about, about any author! We’ll create another post with our answers in a few weeks or so!

You can either leave a comment or use the form below… ๐Ÿ˜€