Thursday, February 17, 2011

NEW Features and My First GIVEAWAY!!

Hello and Happy Thursday to all!  I don't know about you, but here in MN - it is amazing outside!  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the snow is finally completely disappeared from my roof!  It is a glorious day, indeed!!!

I have been making changes here and there to my website, and I appreciate your patience as I work through these changes.  Maybe you haven't even noticed them?  One big addition that I recently added is my "Monthly Meal Plan" page.  So many people have asked me to post my own meal plan so they can have some help in creating their own.  I know it's challenging so hopefully this will provide ideas, tips, guidance and most of all - inspiration.

I recently reached an important milestone - my 1 month mark of blogging!!  Is that called a blogiversary?  Well, what ever it is called, I thought we should celebrate!!  And what better way to celebrate YOU then by giving something away to a special lucky winner? 

This is a super heavy duty spatula - and you can't really have too many spatulas in the kitchen while cooking or baking, right? 

I would not still be blogging, if it weren't for you.  Really.  I know, cheesy.  But seriously, you all have been patient with me as I find my way and discover who the blogger is inside of me.  Who knew I’d be blogging?  But, if you know me and how much I love the idea of expressing ourselves – well, this blog is just an extension of . . . me.  Thank you for wanting to know what I cook and how I attempt to "love on" my kids through cooking - failures and all.  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU!

So – back to bizness.
Here is how you can win your prize - and you will receive one entry for each of the following:
1.       Become a follower of my blog (for those of you already following, you are automatically entered!!!)
2.       Become a follower of my blog via Facebook Networked Blogs!
3.       Leave a comment anytime from now until Sunday! 
 I hate it when things get complicated with too many rules, so let’s avoid it!  That’s it!  Happy reading and thank you for all you do in encouraging me to keep on.
The winner will be chosen and announced on Monday, 2/21/11!!!
Good luck to all of you!
Enjoy and live with gusto!


  1. Congrats, Carina! You're doing a great job! Will be curious how the 10 with 5 or whatever it is works out for you! I never have enough spatulas, and red would look really nice in my kitchen:)

  2. Love seeing how others feed their familes and ideas for new recipes, love the blog...go girl!

  3. Hi New Friend!! I saw Shannon last night and she told me you had a cooking blog - I'm so excited to see it! I LOVE to cook and am always looking for great new recipes! I can't wait to explore your blog - it looks amazing!

  4. Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes!!

  5. You are such a joy filled person Carina. Everything you do in your life has a hint of magic along with your genuine nature, loving heart , sense of fun, adventure filled daily details and of course a faith that is strong and true. You are an inspiration and I am honored to call you "friend."
    Now... can I have the spatula?????

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! I totally need a new spatula!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  7. I'm a new GFC follower!

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  8. I follow with Networked Blogs! Elizabeth M.

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  9. I follow google connect "anash"
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