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Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary (and Daring Bakers and SMS and a give-away!)

Wow! Today is momentous on three levels. First, we have a great Sweet Melissa recipe for the week, Double Dark Chocolate Cherry Cookies, which you can find by clicking here.

Second, we have a great Daring Bakers recipe for the month, Half Blackberry-Half Chunky Applesauce Bakewell Tart, which you can find by clicking here.

And third, it was one year ago today that I wrote my first post for Lulu the Baker! Wow. And my 100th post is just around the corner (as in, this post makes #96). If I had planned it just a little better, they could have coincided, but I’m not that organized. I actually am really organized, but not in this case!

In honor of my 1 year anniversary and my looming 100th post, Lulu the Baker is having a give-away. And boy, is it fantastic. I put together a lovely little bunch of things that I would love to get, so I hope you will too! The lucky winner of our give-away will win:

  • the latest–and, I believe, inaugural–issue of Mixing Bowl, the new all-cooking-all-the-time publication from Better Homes and Gardens
  • a package of King Arthur Flour Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin Mix, which I’m having a hard time parting with ๐Ÿ™‚
  • a cute, magnetic list-makin’ note pad featuring an oven mitt and tea kettle
  • a Wilton 9-inch angled spatula, for all your spreadin’ needs
  • a Wilton mini Noah’s Ark cookie cutter set
  • 350 white mini baking cups (also from Wilton, so you can tell I went shopping at Michael’s)
  • 25 clear cellophane bags for treats
  • 35 adorable Martha Stewart labels for said treat bags
  • a spool of brown and white striped baker’s twine to finish off the treat bags
  • 2 really cute (if I do say so myself) kitchen towels, embellished by yours truly

Phew! That took ages to type, and one of you lucky readers can win it all! Just leave me a comment below. And tell your friends! You don’t have to blog about it or anything (although I certainly won’t stop you from doing so); just spread the word! I will randomly choose a winner on Monday, July 6th!

35 thoughts on “Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary (and Daring Bakers and SMS and a give-away!)

  1. Woah, nice give away! Those are some seriously exciting goodies!!! You’re so sweet!
    And CONGRATS on the anniversary / almost 100 posts. It goes by fast, doesn’t it???

  2. Congratulations on a year of blogging! That’s so exciting. The chocolate cookies look seriously delicious, as does the tart! You’ve been a busy blogger. And those towels that you embellished are too cute. I love the way the green at the bottom is so similar to the green polka dots of your blog background.

  3. Congratulations on one year of blogging, how cool that it almost coincided with 100 posts! And what an awesome little selection of goodies!

  4. I came to look for your cookies and now I get to say CONGRATULATIONS on your upcoming anniversary with your blog!! Great job! Keep up the good work.

  5. Hi Melissa!

    Mazel Tov (Congratulations) on your 1 year anniversary- that’s so exciting and quite an accomplishment. I am a new reader of your blog, but I must admit, I’m already hooked. Thank you for all your hard work and sharing all your baking adventures. Your site is a pleasure to visit, and your posts are simply inspiring!

    Great job on this week’s SMS selection. I’d love for you to stop by my site if you have a chance to take a look at my cookies too! Have a wonderful rest of your week and I hope to talk again after we make the next SMS recipe ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. I like to stop by every once in awhile and just look. There are less calories that way. I am always impressed by your abilities in cooking and photographing your beautiful food.


    auntie g

  7. Congratulations on your anniversary!

    I’m definitely making the Double Dark Cherry cookies for the upcoming holiday . . . my FIL LOVES cherry/chocolate recipes!

  8. This all looks delicious!! I make all my Christmas presents every year, and all this would really help! And the dishtowels just happen to match my kitchen-yay!

    Oh, and Happy anniversary!

  9. Happy Anniversary!! That is a great collection of stuff. So many yummy things and just plain fun stuff. Thanks for the chance!!!!

  10. wow, your blog is so much fun! thanks for sharing all of that deliciousness with all of us! that package of goodness you are giving away is AMAZING…i seriously hope i win:)

  11. Happy anniversary and thanks for the lovely giveaway! Looking at your pictures made me hungry even though I had a very big (and late) lunch.

  12. Whoa what a fantastic prize! This might even get me back in the kitchen and cooking again! Crossing my fingers that I have the lucky number!

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