Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Desserts by Annie's 1st Birthday & a GIVEAWAY!!


One year ago, I had this crazy little idea that I wanted to somehow document and keep track of the cookies and desserts I was making.  I had just recently got hooked on reading dessert and cookie decorating blogs.  So, I thought why not?!  I could make my own blog!  

It seems like I have had it for a long time, but also that it was just like yesterday that I was starting out on this journey.  I am no where near where I want to be.  I have SO many ideas in my head of things I want to make and do for this blog.  I will get there though, don't worry!  Honestly, at times I have been much better at posting than others. Sometimes life just gets in the way, and I keep putting that next blog post off another day, and another.  But I always come back. :-)  I love doing this! 

I started out thinking this blog would be mainly about decorating cookies.  As much as I love to decorate cookies, my sugar cravings were telling me that I needed to make all different kinds of desserts as well!  Here are some of the cookies I have made in the past year.
And some of the desserts.

At some point in the past year, Pinterest came into my life!  And, the creative DIY'er in me wanted to make crafts as well!!  So here are some things that I made.  Some ideas I got from Pinterest and some are just things I have wanted to make.  

I also got MARRIED this past year!!


And we got a dog and named her Bailey!  


She is the sweetest thing and we both love her to pieces!  She's my little baby.  And I often say to Jeff that I love her so much, I can't imagine what it will be like when we actually have real children!  


She is definitely spoiled.  She runs our lives!  But I couldn't imagine not having her now!


And it's not a birthday unless there is some cake involved!!  I made a Chocolate Devil's Food cake with French Buttercream filling and covered in Chocolate French Buttercream.


I will post the recipes, but I thought it would be more fun to have a GIVEAWAY!  Because, there also HAS to be gifts at a Birthday Party!






Birthday Giveaway:

Includes:
  • 3 Wilton Piping Tips, #1, #2 & #3
  • Mini Sifter
  • Regular Cupcake liners
  • Gift tags
  • Mini Cupcake liners
  • Box of Piping bags
  • Race Car Cupcake Set
  • Mini Cake liners (Like cupcake liners but you don't need a muffin pan!)
  • Silicone Baking sheet
  • Set of 6 Pink Ramekins
*All items have been provided by myself.  There are no sponsors here... Just things that I love and use and thought you would like too!!

Rules:
  • There are 5 ways to enter this giveaway.  Leave a separate comment on THIS blog post for each entry.  So you can leave up to 5 comments=5 chances to win!
  • You must live in the US or Canada.  
  • Giveaway ends next Monday June 25, 2012 at 8pm EST.
  • You must leave me your email address when you comment so I know how to reach you if you win!!
  • A winner will then be announced.  I will email you for you to claim your prize.
Ways to Enter:
  • "Like" my Facebook page.  
  •  Follow my blog.  You will find this on the right hand side of my blog.   
  •  Follow me on Pinterest!  
  •  Share this Giveaway on your Facebook page.  
  •  Tell me something you would like to see me make!  
*** For each entry, you must leave a comment on THIS blog post telling me you did each one.  Remember, separate entries please!!  If you already like or follow me on a certain site, just simply tell me you already do... that will count too!  :-)  


GOOD LUCK!!  


40 comments:

  1. I liked your facebook page.
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  2. I follow your blog with the name susies1955
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  3. I follow you on Pinterest. My name is Susie Simser.
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  4. Make anything sweet. :)
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  5. Congrats on one year of blogging! I am so excited to see more of your blog and go back and see what I missed! I am following on google reader.

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  6. Shared on my facebook page. Susan Carpenter Simser is my name.
    Susie
    susies@twcny.rr.com

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  7. Congrats! I already follow your FB page.

    Claudia
    Cpr040304@gmail.com

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  8. I am following your cookie board on Pinterest :)

    Claudia
    cpr040304@gmail.com

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  9. I follow your blog and I think you're great!

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  10. I shared the giveaway on FB.

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  11. I love everything you make so anything would be fine with me!

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  12. Followed you on FB

    jackie lee
    The Cookie Corner AZ

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  13. Followed you on Pinterest

    Jackie @The Cookie Corner AZ

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  14. followed your blog
    Jackie @ The Cookie Corner AZ

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  15. I'd love to see you make more cakes. In fact, if I win you can just send me that chocolate one! It looks delicious!

    jackie @ The Cookie Corner AZ

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  17. Love all you do. Congrats on your 1st anniversary I'm pretty sure there will be more to come.I follow you on Fb. Keep creating the sky is the limit GBY

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  18. Happy Birthday! I follow you on facebook
    taralosmond@hotmail.com

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  19. I follow you on Pinterest =)
    taralosmond@hotmail.com

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  20. i follow your blog and love it!
    taralosmond@hotmail.com

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  21. I have shared the giveaway on my facebook page
    taralosmond@hotmail.com

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  22. I would love to see some summer themed or little girl birthday themed cookies.
    taralosmond@hotmail.com

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  23. I liked you on Facebook.
    mello32192@aol.com

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  24. I just found out the baby I'm having at the end of October is a little girl, so something related to that would be fun to see!
    mello32192@aol.com

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  25. I shared te link on Facebook.

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  26. I follow you on pinterest (and repin too many of your things lol).

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  27. My email is cnmoudry@gmail.com

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  28. I'm taking a cake decorating class and think of you! :)

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  29. I'm gluten free now, so any recipes that can be adapted to be gluten free would be fabulous! Thanks Annie!

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  30. I'm now following your pinterest boards! So addicting! Achild04@yahoo.com

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  31. I've been a fan since the very beginning !

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  32. Make some scones or ice cream?

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  33. I follow you on pintrest--Liked your page

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  34. Shared your giveaway.;o)
    Jacinda from Ali's sweet tooth

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  35. Jacinda Ali's sweet toothJune 25, 2012 at 6:08 PM

    Following your blog(which I loved, you crafty girl!)

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  36. Liked you on facebook.(Would have liked you without the cute pink ramekins but they are cute!)
    Ali's sweet tooth

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  37. Jacinda Ali's sweet toothJune 25, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Maybe make a onsie coookie? I have been hooked on the onsies and thought maybe you would enjoy them as well. There are so many options for a onsie.

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