November 10, 2009

First Blogiversary & Giveaway

In 2004, I bought my first home. As soon as the kitchen was ready, I baked up a storm. In 2007, I got pregnant and the baking came to a halt. A year after my baby girl was born, I started baking again because I decided to bake her birthday cupcake. Pretty soon, friends asked me for recipes and urged me to blog about what I was doing in the kitchen.

Here we are --- 27,000+ hits, 130 blog entries, 4 baking groups (Sweet Melissa Sundays, MS Cupcakes, Cookie Carnival & Chocolate w/Francois) and a long list of blogger friends --- one year later!

I can't believe it's been a year already. I've baked, ate & shared so much --- wouldn't you think i'd be tired by now, especially with raising a toddler, who's been going thru her terrible twos since she was a year old --- NOT! I'm hooked! I can't stop. And I'm so glad you're all along for the ride with me.

So what's a blogiversary without a giveaway? To celebrate and to thank all of you, my dear friends, followers and blogging buddies, i'm hosting my first giveaway! One lucky person will receive this... a beautiful rainbow assortment of cupcake liners.


Just leave a comment and enter by 11/17/09. I'll randomly choose and announce the winner by 11/19/09. Good luck!

68 comments:

Tracey said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary Karen! I hope you'll keep the posts coming :) Kudos to you for baking with a toddler - I don't know how you do it!

Fun giveaway - love the assortment of colors!

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!!! Definitely keep up the blogging, please :)


Lovely giveaway prize!! **fingers crossed**

eggya said...

congrats karen! love your blog!

curly chub said...

I love all of your creations!!

Peggy said...

Congrats!! If I win, I'll have lots of cupcakes to bake =)

pink said...

Happy blogiversary! Keep up the good work. :)

becomingsassymom said...

happy anniversary!! OHH i need cupcake liners................help a preggo friend LOL

margot said...

Happy blogiversary! I'm so impressed with all the moms that manage to bake; having a little one running around seems like it would be distracting (and tiring).

pinkstripes said...

Happy blogoversary!!! It's been a fun year, hasn't it?

SUGAR B said...

Congrats on the milestone! Seriously, you are my hero. Raising a toddler, baking, and blogging.

You are a Super Woman.

I enjoy reading your blog entries and it is a great pleasure being your blog buddy.

You are too too too cool.

Cindy said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary! Will you be baking cupcakes to celebrate? hehe :)

clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mrs. G said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Sweet and Savory said...

Happy Blogaversary. It is a milestone. Think of all the cooking and baking you have done.

You are so right about the people in our lives and their value even through cyberspace.

I love this giveway, one I would love to win as, I am sure, does everyone else.

Thanks for running it.

Gizbeez said...

Woof woof woof woof
*lick* *lick* *lick*

Megan said...

It is addicting, isn't it? Even with children underfoot - and I remember baking my firstborn's Winnie the Pooh birthday cake.

Congrats on one year!

Gale Reeves said...

Congratulations! The food blog world is addictive!

Susan said...

Happy Anniversary! Love the cupcake liners. Hope I win! :)

Nina said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!
omg I LOVE the liners!

Just Anything said...

Congrats K!! Thanks for the awesome pictures and entries! I hope I win! :D

Jelli Bean said...

Congratulations! May you have many more blogiversaries to come.

Sherry G said...

Congratulations Karen! I'm in the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club as well and can definitely see myself using these if I win. But more importantly, continue your great work girl!

Neev said...

Hi Karen, just like you I love baking but when I fell pregnant with my second one I had to stop. After she was born in June 2008, the baking bug came back and I have not stopped since, I bake alomost everyday, I even started my own cupcake biz fr home. I bake so many cupcakes that her first word was cupcake :). She is my cupcake. Anyway Happy One year and hope you have many more years to celebrate your blog with your great recipes. Visit my blog and leave me a comment if you have some time.
http://neev-homemadecupcakes.blogspot.com/

Azryelle Asterius said...

I Love Cupcakes!

Annie said...

happy blogiversary karen :)
see i told you i'd comment when i got the chance to at home haha

lakegirl said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

I am so glad you're creating with me in Chocolate With Francois!

Love the cupcake liners!!!

rubynreba said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've never seen such pretty cupcake liners!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Thena said...

Congratulations on your Blogiversary!!!!!!! Found you from Helping Mommy's Win. I love to bake from scratch, so I'm going now to check out the rest of your blog.

Emily B said...

Wishing you a very happy blogiversary! Congratulations :)

ebickell at hotmail dot com

tanya904 said...

Happy Blogiversary!!

tanyainjville@yahoo.com

Birdie S. said...

Happy Blogiversary.......Karen you're Blogs the SWEETEST !!!!! birdson@roadrunner.com

Angie said...

I love cupcakes!!

GroverFamily said...

happy blogiversary!! i love baking and my kids love to decorate cupcakes... love the colors of the liners! thanks for the giveaway:)
amalgrover at hotmail.com

Laura said...

Congratulations on the blogging milestone. Those cupcake liners look like they would come in handy

Jessica said...

Congrats! I love your site.

Ashley Elaine said...

Congratulations. I love cupcakes.

Carol W. said...

Best wishes for more blogversaries. It's a fun site. Please enter me in your giveaway so I can start making cupcakes!

wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

Shelly said...

Congratulations! love those colors!
michelejdaley at gmail dot com

Flourchild said...

Congrats on your blog being one years old! It is so fun to blog and share with everyone a small part of our lives!
I love the cupcake liners, I have never seen so many bright gorgeous colors!

Moni said...

Would love love love these!
Thanks!
Monica

Linda, Greg and Drew said...

what a FUN giveaway, thanks!!

Bethie said...

Congrats!

Julie said...

Happy blogiversary, I'm happy I found you!

Tiffy said...

Congrats! I'd love to win these
greentd@vcu.edu

dctm said...

Happy Anniversary! love the liners!

Christie C
dctm at bellsouth dot net

Deb K said...

Happy blogiversary!

May you have many~many more!!!

JenniferB said...

I love your site and I love cupcakes!
Happy Blogiversary.

Ann Diana Dinh, said...

OMG SO CUTE!!

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tammy said...

love it! happy anniversary

-tammy
4t.atou at gmail dot com

Coupon Teacher said...

Congrats on making it a year! Thanks for the giveaway!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Congrats! This look great!

SaraLe said...

Congratulations !
Nice blog.

f117f4(at)comcast(dot)net

Yudith said...

Congrats on making it to one-year!!

Lauren said...

Congratulations! What better way to celebrate than with cupcakes?!

rub said...

congradulations!
love it here... I came becuase of the sweet potato cupcakes, stayed for the tofee crunch!

Ms. K.I.M. said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! What a great giveaway.. Oh Pick me .. Pick me *Hand waving in the air*

K. Rock said...

Congrats on your anniversary!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Sweet and Savory said...

A whole year. It sounds like a lot to me with only a few months behind me. You have proven how much can be accomplished in a year.

Thanks for the giveaway.

Mel said...

Very sweeet! Congratulations!

melissa said...

These are so cute, We love to back cupcakes and muffins, perfect

Melayla said...

Happy anniversary - and what pretty liners you found!

clallen said...

Congratulations on your first blogiversary Karen! the cupcake liners are very nice. clallen at ntin dot net

Michelle S. said...

Happy Blogiversary! May your second year be even better. Thank you.

tmc480 said...

Congrats!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
tmc480(at)yahoo(dot)com

Joy said...

Happy Blogiversary Karen! What an amazing accomplishment! Your site is always a pleasure to visit, so keep up the great work! Best of luck heading into year number two- I can't wait to see all the decadently delicious things you whip up :)

<3,
Joy

zachsgran said...

Happy Blogiversary!!
zachsgran1(at)yahoo(dot)com

soccermom1 said...

Congrats and thanks for the giveaway! I could use these for the many cupcakes I bake for school parties
rjs682(at)yahoo(dot)com

Julie said...

I love making cupcakes/love the colors of the liners :)

aunteegem@yahoo.com

Little Miss Baker said...

Happy Blog-anniversary!!! I just found you and love your stuff :) You and I are so similar hehe take care!!

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