Monday, December 10, 2012

Fond memories, sharing, and a giveaway to boot!

Well, the past 6 months have been a crazy whirlwind. But somehow my page has managed to grow to over 5,000 friends! So I'm hosting a GIVEAWAY to say thank you for all the lovely comments and words of encouragement. 
Here's what one lucky person will receive - hope you love cupcakes!

 Most of my summer & fall were spent in pain, resulting in my not being able to do what I love most: play with my favorite 6yr old, and bake!

Here's my little sweetie decorating cupcakes <3

We also moved. 
To be honest, we haven't even finished unpacking all the boxes yet. 

Feeling overwhelmed and a little depressed for quite some time I started thinking about some of the happier times in my life. 

There were so many and so much to be thankful for. 

One thing I remembered was spending time with my Mother, baking Christmas cookies! I have 4 brothers, Mom would let us help roll and cut out all the cookies and decorate them with LOTS of sprinkles!!! I also loved baking with my Grandmother when I was a little girl. She made the BEST apple pie EVER!!! There was always extra pie crust and we'd make yummy treats with it. We'd roll it out and cut out circles with a juice glass, then cut even smaller circles out of the centers of half of them, bake them, spread jam onto the full circles and top with the holey circles - - - So. Good!

These are some of my favorite memories. So it got me to thinking... my Giveaway should be all about your favorite baking memory! I bake with my son all the time, he loves to help in the kitchen :)

Here he is watching his cookies bake last Christmas.

Here he is with my husband making the annual Gingerbread House.

And here he is measuring and pouring in the ingredients for pumpkin muffins.
We're always mixing up something yummy!

My hope is that when he's older he will look back at these times and get all those warm, fuzzy, feelings I get when I think about the times I baked with my Mother & Grandmother.

So now it's your turn to share your special memories with me. Leave a comment telling me all about some sweet baking experience you've had! In one week I'll randomly select a story and I'll send a box full of memory-making cupcake goodies to that person. 

Please remember to leave your name & email address so I can contact you!

*** Giveaway limited to continental United States only, please ***