Friday, September 16, 2011

985 and other things

IN THE NEWS: An inebriated moose trying to get more fermenting apples apparently lost its balance and ended up stuck in an apple tree in Sweden. Read more HERE.

Why 985?

It's a nice number.

Well, that and...I'm on blog post 985!!!!
Thank you, thank you. Hold the applause.
(Actually, now that I think about it, this is blog post 986. But I digress...)

Wow, so many blog posts, so many rambles, so close to 1,000. Hmm...I feel as if I should do some sort of blog post celebration giveaway--ya know, due to my prolificness. Will need to think on this...

On another note, I wanted to give a big shout-out to fellow author Adelle Laudan, who put together a sweet (literally and figuratively) cookbook called Sweet Sunshine: Baking Sweet Memories.

This is a Charity Cookbook, with all proceeds going to the Sunshine Foundation of Canada Within these pages, several featured authors (including ME) have shared a childhood memory, some pictures of us as little kids, recipes, and a few have written a story, complete with artwork and coloring pages. Recipes include; Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Desserts, Fudge & Smoothies!

It's really a nice cook book. So much so that I plan on doing a giveaway of this around the holidays because I think it'll make a great Christmas gift. So stay tuned!

Before I close out this week, I have to ask, what is your favorite thing to win on blogs? Books, gift certificates, food items, jewelery, or fun gift baskets? Have you won anything on a blog?


Jessica R. Patch said...

WOOHOO! Congrats, lady!! That's a lot of stuff to say. :)

I love to win gift cards! But if you're giving away diamonds, I'll settle! lol

scarlet wilson said...

Congrats Jennifer!

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Books, but I've won some nice jewelry before too. Such a sweet cookbook.

And woo to the hoo for 985!
~ Wendy

Linda G. said...

So close to 1000! That's fantastic!

That looks like a sweet cookbook indeed. :)

Darlene said...

That moose in the tree picture is hilarious!! Congrats on being so close to 1,000! That's a lotta blogs!
I've won a few things from blogs: a book, food, and soap. Would love to win some jewelry!

Sarah Pearson said...

Wow! That's a lot of posts :-)

I've won a few books, and I won a gift certificate recently, which was awesome :-)

Carolyn V said...

Wow. 985? That's a ton! Congrats!!!!

I have won some books and other things on blogs. I don't care what I get, I'm just happy to have the love. =)

Diane said...

You're a writing machine!!!! The cookbook looks like fun for the kiddos to enjoy.

I love chocolate, no big surprise there.... :O)

Laura Marcella said...

Wow, that's awesome, Jennifer! What a wonderful type of cookbook to put together. Congrats to you and your friends!

I just like winning something and getting snail mail, LoL, so it doesn't matter what it is! Packages with various little things are really fun, though.

Linda Kage said...

Congrats on your blogging success. I've enjoyed all 985, er, at least all the ones I've read! On a book/author's blog, I like to win books best.

PatriciaW said...

Jennifer, we're tracking together. I've got 987. Should hit 1,000 by 1st week in October, I think. I've been trying to decide what to do, what to giveaway to celebrate.

I've won a load of books and I love that. I've also won some gift certificates which are great too.

Nancy said...

The cookbook looks so cute. What a great idea to include kid pictures. I'll be looking forward to the contest. My favorite cook book is for children.

I once won some postcards and art prints. Very nice. I don't have a favorite thing to win.

Kristi said...

Congrats on the blogpost milestone!

As for prizes, I'm always partial to books, but honestly, with free swag, who can be picky? A basket would be cool too...or a gift card...really, I don't think you could go wrong! :)

PS-ordered Role of a Lifetime on Amazon yesterday and can't wait to get it in the mail! Been on my TBR list for forever but I couldn't make it through my own stack of books! Now I must just be patient until the package full of new reading material arrives...easier said than done!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Congrats! That's a lot of posts.

A.L. Sonnichsen said...

That cookbook looks great! What a wonderful idea!

I go for almost anything. Of course, books are always good. Gift certificates are great. :) Congratulations on almost-1000 posts!


Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats on all your posts. I like to win books or gift certificates best.

Lydia K said...

Congrats on so many posts! yay!

I am lucky enough to say I've won a ton of things on blogs...little gifts, books, itunes cards, and gift certificates (I try to have lots of giveaways to make up for them)

One of my favorites has been a signed copy of an ARC from a fellow blogger. So personal and special!

Liza said...

Congrats on 985, err, 986. I love books, books and all books!

WritingNut said...

Congratulations Jennifer!! It's amazing how quickly time flies, isn't it???

Sandra Cox said...

Good for you, Jen.

About giveaways, I've won several ebooks and a gift certificate.
I like winning gift certificates.

Susanne Drazic said...

The cookbook sounds cool!

Have a wonderful day!

Lynn said...

I am going to be checking out that cookbook. It would be great Christmas gift. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I have won books on blogs, but must say my favourite win were hair pins made by an author and a hand-written note on a personalized book-mark by another!

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