New Years Giveaway!

Christmas is over.

All the prep, all the work, all the anticipation…over.

My decorations are down and the stuff is put away.  Sigh.

 

New Years is up next, and I have to say that I am excited for 2012.

2011 had its ups and downs for me.

I lost my mom this year to pancreatic cancer, but I have realized through that loss that I am incredibly blessed in my life.

I have a husband that I love.

I have children who are healthy and happy and a job that I am crazy about.

This little blog has changed my life in multiple ways.  It has given me a creative outlet, a justification for my sugar obsession and has led me to new people who now seem like old friends.

I have started a new site where I even had enough guts to open my fridge and let the world ogle my cheese obsession.

 

I have gotten to go on some incredible trips…like here and here.

I have friends that are some of the best in all the land.

And have developed a slight obsession with Instagram and Pinterest.  You need both of those in your life, I can’t go down alone!

 

I begin 2012 with an open mind and an open heart, knowing that it could all be gone in a second.

 

Please remind me of all these things when I am knee deep in dirty laundry and my children are melting down, mmkay?

 

So thanks to all of you for reading as often as you do and especially for taking the time to leave me comments.

Even you haters out there.  Your comments always make me laugh…and laughter’s the best medicine, right?

 

With all that said, I want to give you a little something to sign off 2011.

Actually I want to give 3 of you a little something.

It’s from the awesome people at Smuckers.

  • A gorgeous crate filled with Smuckers premiere “Orchard’s Finest” Preserves.
  • Some spreadable knifes
  • A beautiful cheese platter from Crate and Barrel
  • And an $100 gift card from Cooking.com

 

So to enter I wanna know…are you a resolution person or no?  And  if so, what’s yours?

 

Contest closes Monday, January 2nd at 11:59 pm, 3 winners will be chosen by random.org and is open to US residents only

Contest CLOSED!

Winners are Natalie comment #312, Kelly comment #4 and Theresa comment #602

I have emailed the winners.

Thanks for entering!!

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

You might also like...

Share Your Comments

Want to share a photo of what you’ve made? Be sure to register or log in and then click the camera icon camera icon located at the bottom of the comment area.

799
Leave a Reply

avatar
newest oldest most voted
Tiffany W
Tiffany W

Who won?

Dina Marie
Dina Marie

Although I’m not a resolution person, I vowed to make myself feel good this year! Whether it is through weight loss, a make-over, new shoes or just a massage, I hope 2012 will be a much better year than 2011 (fingers crossed)!

Brooke
Brooke

I am usually a resolution person, but this year, I decided not to make any. Since I never keep them, I am just going to try to do better in general. Life is too short not to enjoy it!!

Dana Stege
Dana Stege

I’m sorry to hear that you lost your mom. Cancer is awful. I lost my brother, 42, to cancer in August. It really gives you a different perspective on life. I am not a resolution person anymore because I refuse to kick myself when I fail, and I know I will. My plan for this year is to get myself together, by organizing more, exercising and eating healthier and to just enjoy life and my family as much as possible. The organizing and healthier lifestyle will help with that. I want to enjoy every moment of my life because you… Read more »

kelly
kelly

I like the new year and resolutions. Sure, most of us don’t keep them, but it gives us a chance every year to step back and evaluate our lives and see where we need improvement. I only wish more people had more resolutions than to lose weight!

Abby
Abby

My goal is to eat healthier and get back to exercising every once in awhile:-)

Nicole
Nicole

I don’t do resolutions but I do like to think about how I want my year to go.

Lauren
Lauren

i am not really a resolution person, but this time definitely makes me think of how i ought to better myself.

Kathryn
Kathryn

I don’t make resoluations…ever!

Cathy
Cathy

My resolution this year is to lose the baby weight by May – when I had my baby! Hope I can stick to it!

heather a
heather a

I am not a resoultion person at all!

Sherri C
Sherri C

Not a Resolution Girl, but I do make goals 🙂 Happy New Year!

Amanda
Amanda

I’m not a resolution kind of a person….it never sticks!

Andi
Andi

I am not a resolution person. Trying to make resolutions always reminds me of going to confession as a child when instead of the “ten Hail Marys” I wanted to be told to do, instead I got a “suggestion” from my priest that I try to do better. And then I’d feel SUPER guilty the next time I punched my brother (I assure you he deserved it every time). Instead, each year I try to make people happy, and do my best to (continue to) stifle my more violent urges and channel that rage into things like…cookies, and then refuse… Read more »

Sherry Lykins
Sherry Lykins

I am a resolution person! I want to cook healthier for my family this year!

Carmen
Carmen

I’m calling them goals this year instead of resolutions (is there a difference)? I have goals to make one new recipe each week, lose 10 lbs (hopefully those don’t contradict each other), make a will for our family, and spend more time crafting

Amy
Amy

I try to make very acheive-able goals/resolutions, like “work out once a week” – if I’m on track, I’ll PROBABLY do it more than once a week, but I’m not setting myself up for failure. 🙂

Courtney Martin
Courtney Martin

I am definitely not a resolution person!

LaNae

I would love to say that I could be as organized as Martha Stewart…. probably not gonna happen though:)

Pam
Pam

My “intention” for this year is to get back to working out and eating better so I have more energy, look better (again) and become a better food/health role model for my little girl.

Jeanne Zamutt
Jeanne Zamutt

Every year I resolve to do a better job of taking care of myself and my family!

Heather

I don’t actually do resolutions, normally. But if I did, this year, I would say I want to be a better Christian.

Thanks for the chance!

Anne

I’m not really a resolution person, BUT the New Year does seem like a good starting place for things I want to do or accomplish. Like loose some weight after having 3 kids in 3 years. The timing is just right, not necessarily because it is the New Year. I would also like to expand my baking and cooking repertoire, and try not to have my 2 goals be mutually exclusive 🙂

Charlotte
Charlotte

My resolution is to exercise more and make more cookie !!!

Sheila
Sheila

No resolutions for me. I try to do what’s best everyday.

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

Tips for Baking Success!

Cookies and Cups Newsletter Get 5 Baking Secrets That Will Change Your Life!

Delivered Straight to Your Inbox, For Free:

Recipes You’ll Love

This site participates in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means to earn a small fee by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Ad Blocker Detected!

Advertisements fund this website. Please disable your adblocking software or whitelist our website.
Thank You!