Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Blogiversary #7

Some of my favorite things in 2017

When I find something I enjoy, I stick with it.  There's a lot of them:  reading, guinea pigs, chick events, sewing, Sculpey, contra dancing, cooking.  My newest "thing" has been blogging, and I've even stuck with that for more than a handful of years.  I spent a holiday break porting/setting up this blog, then published my first post shortly after.  I've written nearly 1000 posts so far!  I had no idea I'd write that much.

And people read what I write.  Thank you!  I appreciate the comments and feedback I get from all of you.  I've learned a lot through my blogging contacts.  Good stuff!

To celebrate my seventh blogiversary I'm giving away a box of goodies - seven items that have to do with the things I like and do. 

I'm starting with two bags of loose leaf tea.  Candy Cane Black is a new tea we just tried last night (got a thumbs up from most of the tea drinkers).  The other tea is my favorite called Jolly Baker's Blend (I can't believe I'm parting with any of it!).  I'm including an oversized tea infuser, in case you don't have one of your own.  A wonky mug rug.  A yoguinea mini card by When Guinea Pigs Fly.  (Have you seen her cute yoguinea items before?)  A goofy pair or redacted socks (just try to read them).  Lastly,  something sweet represented by the empty plate.  You don't get the plate, but you can pick one of the following:  ginger nut clusters, evil bars, buttercrunch (with chocolate and pecans) or brownie batter cookies.

To enter the giveaway: leave a comment telling me which cookie/candy you'd like me to make to complete the loot.  If you're a no-reply blogger, please include your email address in the comment. If you can't comment (I am told occasionally that the comments don't work), email me (address is on my About Me tab). I will pick a winner at random from the comments/emails.

The drawing closes on Wednesday, January 3rd at 12pm EST.  Thank you all for being part of my 2017 - I look forward to 2018!  Maureen!  You won!


  1. love my tea , brewing English tea right now

  2. One of your pictures looks like you're sitting on the Drapes of Doom, but that's not a favorite thing! :-D Nice to see a photo of me with all that Easter candy -- that's always a fun day. I'd love the mug rug -- your work is just fabulous -- but if that's been taken by someone, my 2nd choice is a plate of evil bars (bwahaha...). Looking forward to your 2018 posts!

    1. lol, Maureen - the giveaway is for the whole shebang - you just need to pick which confection I have to bake (so you're down for Evil bars). :-)

  3. Congratulations on your blogiversary, Sally! 1000 posts is amazing! I think I am just about on 5 years of blogging, and like you, I have really liked it. Your cookies all sound wonderful to me - of course, I love anything chocolate the most!

  4. I want all of it!!!! And if I am lucky enough to win, which I am hopping up and down to do, I would like a guinea pig too! You've caused me to fall totally in love with them. Well, maybe the book might be enough for the moment as I can't even seem to handle myself lately! As to the goodies... well, the butternut crunch sounds good, but chocolate and raspberry of evil bars would certainly start the new year off well.

    I'm so happy you like blogging, so do I, and it has allowed us to become friends. Can't ask any more than that can you? Here's to the next 1000 posts! LeeAnna

  5. Hi Sally,
    1000 posts! And 7 years of blogging! That is fabulous. Congrats and I can see why people want to read what you write. I do, too. I have never heard of evil bars . . . how did I miss that?!! HAHA! I'll be back to read your likes post later. ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Buttercrunch....OMG the Guinea pig art is too cute. My daughter has one. Can't remember if it is Pearl or Opal, one passed away this summer. :( She has 2 bunnies that she hangs out with though.

  7. Congratulations on your blogiversary Sally. We love so many of the same things! I also used to dance when I was younger and really enjoyed the classes. As for drinking tea, nothing better. Give a hug to your sweet piggy for me.

  8. Happy anniversary! Drinking rooibus tea now. Evil temptrous! I am giving up sugar for New Years!!

  9. WOW, 1,000 posts in 7 years. Congratulations are in order. I see several things on your "like to do" list that I also include on my list. I'm a tea drinker, love to read, quilt, blog (need more time in this area), cook and dance. We just need more hours in the day. When it comes to sweets, almost any kind of cookie fits the bill.


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