Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Blogiversary To Me!

Now... what does that cute little button on the right sidebar say today?


"Happy
Blogiversary!
(to me!)"


We're going to celebrate and have a good time!

Today is my official blogoversary/blogiversary! I've really been looking forward to doing this:
One year ago: Under The Sea, Mermaid Cupcakes!
It's the simple things people that are so exciting! Really!
And just for the record, I prefer blogiversary, though I've been using them interchangeably.

This celebration is well under way! So far we've featured Pammy @ French Knots, Tracy @ Sugar Crafter, and Evan @ Butter Cakes, and each flirty little baker has generously donated something scrumptious to add to a fabulous blogiversary giveaway package!

Let's refresh what has already been revealed to be in the bounty:
Door #Monday - Pammy's Famous Butter Toffee covered in chocolate and nuts
Door #Tuesday - Tracy's Incredible Pumpkin Muffins chock full of pumpkin and spice
Door #Wednesday - Evan's Best Chocolate Chip Cookies... Ever... No Lie!

What's behind Door #Thursday?
LaDue & Crew

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Janet is the mastermind behind LaDue & Crew. I'd love to tell you how I met Janet and came across her impressively marvelous blog, but the truth is I don't remember! I have to admit, on frequent occasion, I definitely get lost surfing amongst the many waves on the world wide web; thus I found Janet! And can I just say, Hallelujah?

Hallelujah!!

Janet has a humorous outlook on baking, on blogging, on life... in general. She is ambitious and daring, she is darling and hilarious, she is adorable and likeable. It's impossible to visit her blog and not leave smiling... well it's impossible to leave.

We all know I have a slight obsession with strawberries, but look at this bread:


...and Peach Blueberry Gallette, oh my!:


Even better! Janet is donating her Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti to my blogiversary celebration! Can't you just imagine dipping this biscotti in chocolate and savoring each bite while escaping into an adventurous and delightful book? Sounds perfect to me! Enter this giveaway and that picture of perfection might feature you! Of course - Janet is donating the recipe too: Cranberry Pistachio Biscotti!

To enter this giveaway: Visit LaDue & Crew and pick a masterpiece that you are dying to try! Then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you love! And remember - get lots of extra entries by reading and following the extra large fine print below!

What will be behind Door #Friday, and Door #Saturday? Make sure and come back to see what else you can win, and enter for more chances to take home everything featured this week!

First time here? All week I am celebrating my blogoversary with prizes and treats and bloggers and giveaways! Everyday something new will be up for grabs, and everyday you can enter to win! The last giveaway will be posted on Saturday, and you will have until Tuesday, November 17th to enter each and every giveaway. ONE very sweet winner will win everything featured this week! That could be you! You, could win everything!

Extra Large Fine Print:
  • As always, followers automatically get 5 entries each! (but! you have to leave a comment on the giveaway for validation)
  • Commenting is required, but will also earn you one additional entry per giveaway (look for instructions on each individual giveaway)
  • Facebooking about each giveaway will earn you one additional entry per giveaway (mention in comment)
  • Tweeting will earn you one additional entry per giveaway (mention in comment with #handle)
  • Commenting on the Featured Blogger's Blog will give you one additional entry per giveaway
**Giveaway closed! Winner announced soon!**

62 Sweet Talkers:

jengd said...

Happy Blogoversary!! I just had a look at LaDue & Crew- there are some no-bake (Christmas) cookies with maraschino cherries that I'm going to have to give a test run!

Rosa Robichaud said...

Happy Blogiversary, my friend!!!

*waving from up North, in Canada*

Please add my name to your contest!!!

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada

P.S. I too, prefer Blogiversary! LOL

Rosa Robichaud said...

And another "comment" to tell you that YES, I LOVE her site, too!

Guess what? I guess I'll have to add her to my blog favorites also! LOL

Favorite recipe? And I was in a hurry but I'm POSITIVE I'll be trying her "APPLE COFFEE CAKE" recipe! I've been looking and looking for a coffee cake recipe with apples and REAL coffee, in it! *VBG*

http://laduecrew.blogspot.com/2009/10/apple-coffee-cake.html

S'me again,

Rosa Robichaud
Saint John, New Brunswick
Canada

Quiltingdaisy said...

I will be making Janets, 'Vanilla Bean Cake with Vanilla Bean Lime Buttercream' next month for my sons Birthday, Oooo I am very excited. Looking forward to all of the applause.

Dorothy said...

Happy Blogiversary! You have such an amazing blog, it's hard to believe it's ONLY a year old! :)

Jean Badgley said...

Congratulations on the anniversary!
I visited LaDru and I must try the
Cardamom Meringues they look wonderful.

Heather said...

That vanilla bean cake looks like heaven...nothing better than a quality vanilla in my mind.

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

callmecupcake said...

Happy Blogiversary! Thanks for your contribution to the baking world!

Pamela said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! What an amazing year of blogging. I love your blog and love to visit everytime you have something delicious and new. I also love the fact that I get to try nearly everything new scrumptious thing to make. A definite perk!!!!

The Gosfam said...

Happy Day to you!! I love Mexican food and her first recipe is what I want to try the Black Bean and Beef Empanadas--oh sounds so YUMMY!

The Gosfam said...

I commented at LaDue and Crew on her Black Bean and Beef Empanada post.

Naomi said...

Yay for you!!!! Thanks for sharing this website. Everything looks perfect...ESPECIALLY her marshmellow crunch brownies. Um HELLO! I'm going to have to try that for sure!!

Momtothreebabies said...

Oh my goodness!! what a fun blog! I am dying to try the apple coffee cake, especially since my apple tree went crazy this year and i have sooo many apples!! This would be awesome!!!!!
Jaelle Jaelleerica@yahoo.com
www.momtothreebabies.blogspot.com

Momtothreebabies said...

Im following you!!!
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Momtothreebabies said...

Im still following you #2!!
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Momtothreebabies said...

Im still following you #3
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Momtothreebabies said...

Im still following you #4!!!
jaelleerica@yahoo.com
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Momtothreebabies said...

im STILL following you #5 and beginning to feel a little stalkerish hehehe
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Barbara Bakes said...

Congratulations on your blogiversary! I love Janet! I especially love her amazing cakes! Pick me! I'm a follower!

Olive said...

Happy Blogiversary! I learned a new word today, thanks to you :P

Live.Love.Eat said...

That gallette is amazing and it's funny because I posted a cheese & apple gallette today with a giveaway! Hahah!

Happy Blogiversary!!!

And thanks for coming by on my SITS day 10/29, I have been playing catch up!

intensev5 said...

I really would love to try the Roasted Halibut with Red Potatoes, Lemon and Tomatoes -- thanks for the great giveaway:)

Lisa said...

I am torn between the green tea cream crepes and the german apple pancakes:
http://laduecrew.blogspot.com/2009/03/gateau-de-crepes-with-green-tea-cream.html and http://laduecrew.blogspot.com/2009/07/german-apple-pancake.html
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Rosa Robichaud said...

Masterpiece?!??!

Wanna try out, at LaDue and Crew?!?!?

Good Grief! I didn't quite read your requirements and headed over to LaDue and Crew and fell HEAD OVER HEALS in love with their "Apple Coffee Cake"!!!

http://robich.blogspot.com/2009/11/blame-it-on-fahrenheit-350.html

*VBG*

Tks for sharing this website!!!

Rosa

Tangled Noodle said...

Happy Blogoversary! You certainly know how to celebrate. 8-D Wishing you many more happy posts and delicious baked goodies!

Cupcake Activist said...

Wow, that sounds like an interesting combination of flavors! Hopefully I get to try it!

throuthehaze said...

the apple coffee cake looks delicious!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Heather said...

let me just say that you are so darling when you write! i mean, the way you describe things just makes me wanna jump into your blog and eat everything you feature... that blog was amazingly darling, and i loved everything that she makes!
the apple coffee cake mm. Love you

Amy said...

Grilled Poblano Chicken with Melted Monterey Jack

I saw the pictures of this and salivated! Oh my...you are right...you can't help but smile...and drool when you are on her site!

brandon and jakell said...

Black Bean and Beef Empanadas and Asian Pears With Vanilla Poached Kumquats for dessert. Yum!

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