I’m sitting here writing today’s blog post from a very special place…
Yes – I just said My kitchen. Now, I’m sure you’re not surprised, as most food bloggers hold their kitchen near and dear to their hearts.
It’s their playground of butter, sugar, flour – where creativity takes wind and they become a culinary magician.
My kitchen – - it’s a big deal.
Except today … my kitchen, isn’t Mama and Papa LTSL’s kitchen – - it’s actually
That’s right cupcakes – - I BOUGHT A KITCHEN!! … of course, there is an entire condo attached to it – - but none of that matters (… much).
Being that I celebrated a very significant birthday this year, I wanted to do something really special for myself. I had been saving and saving … I tossed around a million and one ideas of what to do and then I realized, all along this has been my dream.
By no means do I feel like I’m getting old or into that phase where everyone begins to mention the “M –word” *gag* , in fact many have claimed I’m extremely young to have my very own condo ( that looks so weird seeing it in writing ) - – but before settling down I have a bit of a to do list that I want to get done.
It’s a list that comprises of things that I need to do for myself – before I can share my life with someone else … lucky for me Mr. LTSL gets it.
He just gets it.
The list covers everything from travel, to career opportunities to owning my very own condo.
And so – - I did it
And I love it.
And it was HARD work – - remember when I said I needed some time away from life, let’s just say things were not going as smoothly with all of my condo plans. But now, that is well behind me and I sit here in my clubhouse
This is a big deal for me, it reminds me that hard work does pay off – it reminds me the importance of family and the necessity of being independent and chasing your dreams.
But there’s big things for you too!! Because I love you all – - and know that the support I have received from you is irreplaceable – - I’ve got some goodies to thank you!!
You know how I’ve been carrying on an on and on about the amazingness that is Joy Wilson – - I’m sharing the love and her coolness ( seriously, it’s far too much for me NOT to share her … I secretly – not so secretly – want to be her BFF and drink brown butter for the rest of my life)
Also, all the cool kids are playing with Amy Atlas’s Book – - so hhheerrreee yooouuu go. If you look up design genius in the old dictionary you’ll see a picture of Amy. She’s cute huh? Well her book rocks my socks from here to the moon and back…. twice.
Last – - sit down for this one – I’ve had this cookbook on pre-order since the lovely Lindsay said she was releasing a cookbook. I counted down the days until it hit the shelf and when the package arrive I did the msn banana dance (you know the one I’m talking about). I’ve looked through this book drooling and dreaming about
I have nightmares that the cookie monster and I will fight over the goodies that I conjure up when this book and I make sweet sweet love.
You want it.
You need it.
Here. You . go.
Please note anyone / everyone can enter.
Please leave a separate comment for each step that you take
Please also provide a valid e-mail address for me to contact le winner.
It’s easy-peasy … there are 5 different steps to take to get these babies in your hands. You can do just one – or every single one
You will have until Midnight on Friday June 22, 2012
1) Answer the following question “ what is one thing on your personal bucket list that you would like to accomplish and when”
2) Answer the following question “ what was your first big purchase?”
3) Follow @LivinLovinSweet on twitter
4) Subscribe to the Living The sweet Life Blog
5) Tweet the following ” OH MY CUPCAKES!! Gimme Gimme Gimme … I want to win The @livinLovinSweet triple whammy cookbook giveaway: http://livingthesweetlifeblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/15/myhappy-place-and-a3whammygiveaway/ ”
Good Luck Cupcakes, have a lovely weekend