Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Catching Up & A Contest

Hey guys! I have been pretty busy since my last post. Last week was my mom's birthday which meant I got to bake up a storm :). She requested red velvet cake and red velvet cake she got....
Thick ass frosting
My beautiful mother
I used this recipe and I also used a similar one as found on the page for the frosting except I used 1 and 1/2 sticks butter and 3 bricks of cream cheese. The frosting was the best part :0 :).

I also got cook up a storm with the little one. I present you with a cheeseburger, french fries, and tatar tots...


Come didn't think I was serious did you?? hehe

I have also been LOVING the Make Up For Ever HD Primer I got and talked about in my last post. I love how it smooths out my skin and I swear my makeup doesn't budge all day....
This week is my birthweek (yes, I am milking it) and I am so excited for the events to come that I have barley slept all week. The next few days (including today) are going to be very eventful! Today is going to be a busy day with a dear friend (pretty sure you all know her :)), tomorrow is MY BIRTHDAY and it is also going to be filled with fun. I have lunch with another great friend I met through blogging (Love you all seriously!!) and then my husband and I have backstage tickets to the Gary Allen concert. Also, Saturday night I have having a birthday bash in downtown Nashville.

Enough about me on to the contest for you lovelies. A few weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely Jessica from Progresso and she gave me an offer I couldn't refuse :). I received this amazing package in the mail....
which includes a sample of Progresso panko, a carton of Progresso broth, a measuring cup, slotted spoon, soup ladle, a sheet pan for baking and a recipe booklet. Then she let me know "I also have an additional package that you can offer to giveaway to a reader on your blog."

So my fellow bloggies (readers and writers) the game is on and here is how you can enter to win. Just pick one of the following 4 or do all for extra entries....

  1. Follow me on Twitter and then leave a comment below with a link showing me you have done so
  2. If you have a blog link back to this contest and then leave a comment and link below letting me know you have done so.
  3. Tweet or Facebook about the contest and then leave a link letting me know you have done so
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and follow my blog and then leave me a comment letting me know you have done so
That's it, easy peasy. Pick one or all four. Contest will be open for a week so you have till next Wed. night at midnight to enter.

Good luck. I am off to celebrate the rest of my birthweek :)

CONFESSION OF THE DAY: When I was younger I used to save food that was in odd shapes. I remember saving a giant Ruffles potato chip that looked like a heart. I stuck it under the couch for safe keeping. I wonder what ever became of that chip???

P.S. Check out this fab giveaway from one of my favorite lady's ....


  1. Aww, happy belated birthday to your mom!

    Haha, you should have sold that chip in eBay like other folks do ;)

  2. Oh my gosh I just have to first comment on how beautiful and radiant you are. Your skin = incredible.

    Okay okay lol now that I'm done with that. Happy belated to your mother!! Now I see where you get your good looks from :) If my roommate saw the cake you made, she would flip. Red velvet is her all time FAVORITE - no questions asked. And as for you? I hope you have a fantastic time celebrating your birthday! It sounds like you've got some awesome things planned, and I'm pretty sure it will be filled with even better surprises ;)


    p.s. I imagine a little you saving those oddly shaped foods. I use to do that too but I would save them to eat for last lol. Like the infused chips - two stuck together meant even more flavor lol.

  3. scott loves soup and i will link this back tonite on my post!

    as for your frosting on the cake...girrrrl I could eat that with an ice cream scooper it look so good!

    Happy Birthday and enjoy the WEEK!!!!!!! and your time with Heabs too :)

  4. Hi I just followed you on twitter!

  5. And now I followe you :) Love your blog!

  6. thanks for the link love mama!

    your mom is GORGEOUS! i see where you and the lil' punkin now get it from!

    that red velvet cake looks ridiculous...and that package is lovely. gotta love bread crumbs for making things faux-fried ;)

  7. I'm following you now! I love twitter :)

  8. I'm following your blog too. Though I haven't quite figured that one out yet ...

  9. I have a weakness for red velvet cakes. Happy birthday you and your mommy.

    I follow u on twitter @theskinnyplate

  10. My tweet:

  11. I follow u on google connect: The Skinny Plate

  12. Thick frosting is the only way to go - heck, skip the cake, just give me a spoon!

    Your mom is too cute!

    And as for my entry, I can't believe I wasn't following you on twitter already. I am now -

  13. Your mom is beautiful. Do you realize that you have inherited that beauty and passed it on to your daughter? Enough of the sappiness... I am with you on milking your birthweek. Why did I not do that?

  14. Hehe - I wonder if the chip is still there.

    Happy Birthday to both you and your beautiful mama, and yes, the cream cheese frosting was always my favorite too. :)

    Love you J! Had a blast today.

  15. Happy birthday to you and your mom!! I see where you get your beauty from! And that red velvet cake. can someone please explain why it trumps all other cakes? what is it about the redness that is so appealing next to that white creamy frosting!!

  16. Link back here:

  17. followed u on google connect ..

  18. that cake looks so freakin delish!! I need some! if only I had a birthday coming up... hehe...

    oh and one more thing..

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you're the best!

  19. I am following you on Twitter (liltiff917)!

  20. Happy Birthday girl! How fun that your birthday and your mom's birthday is so close together.

    You're cake looks seriously amazing - frosting IS the best part, no doubt.

    You're simply stunning, you don't look a day over 18! ;) hehe!

  21. This was posted yesterday...that means it's your birthday TODAY!
    Woo hoo for Gary Alan! Love him! A little bird told me about a Keith encounter last week, too! ;)
    Red velvet cake is my favorite!
    Hope it's a great day!

  22. blogged about it!

  23. and i'm now following your blog :)

  24. I am following you on Twitter, posted a link on twitter & my bloggie :) xoxo


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