Hello my people…

Fall is upon us and winter is not too far off. The days are so short. So short. Most of the leaves on my trees have fallen and Thanksgiving is only next week…how did that even happen?

This year has been quite the busy one for me…I have finished up my book (wooo!!), had the opportunity to do a lot of traveling and kept up with all sorts of family excitement. And with it winding down I am feeling oh so nostalgic about 2015.

Anyhow I wanted to stop in and tell you all how thankful I am. Thankful for a healthy family, thankful for a happy life, thankful that I have this internet space to share sweet treats with the world, and thankful for YOU. I know with 100% certainty that my life would not be what it is today without the support I get from all my internet people. You are the sprinkles to my doughnut, man.

I can’t even imagine what 2016 has in store for me (us). Definitely more cake…hopefully more shoes…always more gratitude…and for sure more exclamation points!!!!

So today because I totally can’t keep anything a secret AND because I think you’re so great I want to do a little something kinda fun…

sneak peek

I got my Publisher’s approval to share a recipe from my book EXCLUSIVELY with TEN of you bright stars. I am literally bursting at the seams with excitement over the recipes in The Cookies and Cups Cookbook and I feel like I need to share at least one (way) ahead of time. April is still a few months away and I freaking can’t take it anymore!

SOOOOOOOOOO….here’s how it’s going to go down…

In order to be eligible to win this exclusive recipe, please post an answer to the following question on THIS FACEBOOK POST

Who are you thankful for this holiday season and why? Make sure to TAG the person you are thankful for as well so they know how you feel!

It’s that easy. Once you’ve commented on facebook (and tagged your person) that is your entry…

The sweepstakes ends on Friday, November 20th, 2015 and  I will select TEN winners to receive a a first look at one of my favorite recipes from The Cookies and Cups Cookbook.

For rules and terms & conditions, please click on this link

And of course, if you want ALL the recipes from The COOKIES & CUPS COOKBOOK? Then pre-order now and I’ll love you forever!


Thank you friends from the bottom of my heart! xoxox



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?

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Jane Walkinshaw
Jane Walkinshaw

well its now 20019 and Ive just found your site over the week. I’m so thrilled as we have 2 foster boys living us, and these recipes are going to be a blessing thats for sure. I so don’t know what to try first However think I’ve decided onCheesy Ranch chicken casserole for dinner and then onto some baking receipes. I’ll let you know how it all turns out as some of our ingredients are different, but I’m sure I’ll manage. Many Many thanks for taking the time to print these out and I’m sure buying a book, just not… Read more »


I have been following you for a while. Your blog is amazing and you have such amazing recipes. I wish you all the success in the world!

Teri Giese
Teri Giese

Am thankful for 2 things. First and foremost is life! A year ago I weighed 85lbs.,barely could get out of bed, family fought constantly, 3grown daughters had not spoken to or seen in my years. Was barely hanging. Had 1 more surgery last March. It’s success turned my life around. While recovering from it, tinkering around on Yummy, discovered blogging. Mother of Pearl! Weigh in at 105.Flew 2,000miles to attend my daughters’wedding, organized over 25 binders, (still need more), of recipes. Cooking, baking, no face book, but Pinterest, am a madwoman!Maxed my following 3times.Need followers to follow more bloggers. Love… Read more »


Why are you discriminating against those of us who are smart enough not to be on facebook?


I am Thankful everyday for all that I have, all that I am and all that I will be…
I don’t use Facebook either but much success with your book!!!

Rose M Couch

I am not on Facebook but I love your recipes!!! Soooo happy for you!!!

Jacque M
Jacque M

I’m not on Facebook – very thankful for my many blessings of healthy and happy family, friends, work, church, community and all of the awesome recipes I find online! Thank you!

Dawn Scheeler
Dawn Scheeler

First, congrats on your cookbook! How exciting!

I am thankful for my big Italian family…we are loud, crazy, opinionative, really close….we are lucky to have each other.
I wouldn’t want it any other way!
I love them all so much.

Sara Ostrander
Sara Ostrander

I already pre-ordered your book so I will let someone else win this awesome prize, but I am so very thankful for my healthy and happy family as well as my faith, freedom and friends. Many blessings to you this season Shelly!

Christie Ferguson
Christie Ferguson

I am so thankful for my 5 wonderful children–They rock my world! I am also not a facebook user so I hope I can still be entered in this wonderful contest. I love to bake and I love your recipes!!! (exclamation points are the best) hahaha


I am thankful for family and friends – and I’m not on Facebook anymore (I closed my account 4 years ago 😉 and I don’t miss it a BIT) But I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!!

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?

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