***The giveaway is closed as of 10:00 p.m., May 27, 2010***
Wow! There’s a lot worth celebrating ‘round these parts. First there’s the sunshine and warmer weather. That’s ALWAYS worth celebrating my book. Bye-bye snow and cold, hello flip flops and sundresses! FINALLY! I love these first few days of summer – when the air gets warm but the breeze is still cool. When the Western sky glows pink and orange with sunset until past 9:00. Is it just me or does an ice cold beer or a glass of citrusy white wine just taste better when you’re sitting on the patio wearing a strappy dress with the sun on your shoulders? I’m thinking yes.
Next, there’s our wedding anniversary! Eric and I celebrated 4 great years of adventure and laughter on May 20. What a ride so far! He is truly my best friend and my soul mate. I’m pretty sure I’m the luckiest girl in the entire world. How I snagged such a catch, I’ll never know. But, man, do I ADORE that guy. Looking forward to many, many more. 😉
The day after that, my blog turned two! I have a toddler blog now. 😉 My very first entry on May 21, 2008 was for a Lemon Scented Blueberry cupcake – one of my hubby’s favorites – that I made him for, you guessed it, our anniversary!
In all honesty, when I started blogging, I wasn’t exactly in a great place. Saying I was in a slump is an understatement. It was blogging and writing and creating with food that helped pull me out of it. A million THANK YOUS for reading. Your support and thoughtful comments mean more to me than you’ll ever know. Blogging is part of what makes me happy and I’m so thrilled you let me share a bit of that happiness with you. Thank you so so much for hanging out with me here.
Along with turning two, my blog just passed the 200th post mark – which is exciting! Not all my posts contain recipes, but most do! There’s well over 150 tasty treats and good eats to read about here. That’s kind of impressive? Maybe? I mean, for a novice home cook, that is. 🙂
And if all that wasn’t enough, my birthday is next week! 28. Whoa. That is just inches from 30. I mean, it’s looming here. Can you believe it? Me neither!! Wasn’t it just last week I graduated high school? Sure feels like i!. Two weeks to day after mine, Eric hits 28 too. So many milestones, so little time!
With all this celebrating going on here, that means there has to be a gift or something in the works. Maybe some cake or something? Well, there is. The best part is – it’s not a gift for me, it’s a gift for YOU! All my wonderful readers! Welcome to the first ever GIVEAWAY here at Milk & Honey.
I have a little something for you. It’s kinda fun and I think you’ll like it.
What is it, what is it? Is the suspense killing you? Don’t let it do that, it’s not THAT exciting. LOL.
I’m giving away a copy of the latest bundle of cupcake cuteness courtesy of Karen Tack and Alan Richardson, the authors of Hello, Cupcake!
The book is called What’s New, Cupcake and it’s packed to the brim with more super-cute cupcake decorating ideas.
In case you’re not familiar, these books are just too cute for words! The authors use everything from candy, to donuts, to funky frosting to make some of the most creative and fun cupcakes you’ve ever seen. I have Hello, Cupcake and I love it! The instructions are super detailed, all the materials you need are laid out explained in the instructions and there’s a picture of every creation. No need to be a pro to make impressive treats for your family and friends!
Since I love the first book so much, I thought you might like to have the second!! I think you’ll really enjoy it!
Now for the specifics. I’ll refrain from using the word ‘rules’. Rules are for chumps, right. 😉
Leave a comment on this post telling me about your favorite cupcake! Chocolate or white? Classic or crazy! Do you like ’em doused in frosting or with just a dusting a powdered sugar? Let me know all about it by Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. central time and you’re in the running!
A comment will be randomly selected (via random.org) as the winner. The giveaway is open to anyone in the US (my apologies to international readers) who isn’t related to me (sorry Family, you’re not eligible – wouldn’t be fair. 😉 ) I will contact the winner via email on Friday, May 28th.
GOOD LUCK, all! And thanks again for reading!
No one contacted me to provide this giveaway. I purchased it myself because I like you and I want you to have it. 😉 I received no compensation, monetary or otherwise for offering this giveaway. It’s just for fun. Really, that’s it.