My Little Happy Place and a Triple Whammy Cookbook Giveaway

I’m sitting here writing today’s blog post from a very special place…

My kitchen.

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

MY kitchen.

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 :D)  – – 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: ‎ “

Good Luck Cupcakes, have a lovely weekend