Monday, September 05, 2011

Bloggy Birthdays and Paper Gifts

UPDATE: 7 Sep - Giveaway mentioned below is now live! See here.

As of yesterday, Sunday the fourth of September, two years have passed since the inception of this blog.

I was watching Julie and Julia for the x-th time the other day (I think Meryl Streep's performance is so striking in that movie...I mean, talk about channelling someone from beyond the grave). Simeon walked into the room at the part of the movie where Julie has just listened to a gazillion messages about people wanting to turn her blog into a book, when he remarked: "Isn't that the dream of every food blogger?"

What do you think?
If you're a blogger, why do YOU do what you do?

The lovely Rebecca over at [oomph.], who is also celebrating her blogaversary this month, is running a giveaway later this week. There are a couple of heartfelt stuff items to be won, so head on over to check out the sponsored goods line-up and enter the draw.

I was the lucky recipient of a very cool stationery hamper which I won in a giveaway from Becky the snail mailer from Leaving a Paper Trail. Check out the ooh-la-la black and white Paris greetings cards.

The Trekkie in me was absolutely delighted to receive Spock dog cards. Thanks Becky!

I received a surprise present from Lou of Lou La La. She makes pretty and super useful fridge-magnet-peg-holders which she sells in her Etsy shop, and she sent me some (along with a delightful letter and postcard). Thank you Lou!

This cool paper crafting book and calligraphy how-to box came from my Mom and Dad, who have always encouraged my creative side. Thanks Parents!

Remember the gigantic pile of dishes I was talking about in this post?
Well, it got tackled on Friday evening...half by me and half by my hubby.
During his time at the sink, he turned to me and said: "This is the last load of gigantic dishes we'll be washing like this."
Et voila, the very next day, we became the proud owners of a dishwasher....YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Thanks Schmee :-)

So, in summary, a GREAT BIG THANK YOU:
to Sim, my Parents, Becky and Lou for my gifts
to my readers for reading!

As Julia said: Bon Appetit!