Monday, July 16, 2012

Giveaway! My Favorite Baking Supplies - 1st Edition

Happy Monday!!

My sincerest apologies for being a bit absent the past few weeks or so.  I've been working on some really great things that I can't wait to share with you all in the coming weeks/months.  I'm starting to feel like free time in the summers is almost non-existent.  Does anyone else feel that way!?

Anyway... to make it up to you I've got something GREAT to share with you today. And by great - I really mean: fantastic, wonderful and totally awesome!

Remember a few weeks ago when I shared this post?  And then shared one of my favorite recipes to make using said baking supplies.

Well - because I love ya AND because I very much so appreciate all the support you have given me and this blog, I am going to be giving away two $15 gift certificates to one of my absolute favorite online baking supply stores - LAYER CAKE SHOP!

I absolutely love every. single. thing. in this little vintage inspired baking supply shop!  If you are looking to jazz up your cookies or cupcakes - Layer Cake Shop definitely has all of the necessary supplies to get the job done (... and in the cutest way possible, might I add).

My absolute favorite thing to order are the grease proof cupcake liners that I mentioned in my Favorite Baking Supplies post.  These are the first liners that I have ever used that hold their vibrant colors after baking and I highly recommend them.

Here are the nitty gritty details on how to enter this giveaway.

(1) Leave a comment at the bottom of this post answering the following question:

What is your favorite cupcake flavor!?

If you would like additional opportunities to win you can do any or each of the bonus entry options below (for up to 4 additional entries).

(2) LIKE Baking it on My Own on Facebook.  Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

(3) Follow @Baking it on My Own on Twitter.  Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you followed.

(4) Add Layer Cake Shop as a friend on Facebook.  Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you did so.

(5) Following Baking it on My Own on Pinterest! Come back and leave a separate comment letting me know you are following.

NOTE:  If you already are a fan of BIOMO on Facebook or already follow me on Twitter, just simply leave a comment (at the bottom of this post) letting me know you already do so!

This contest ends Monday, July 30th, 2012 at 6pm EST.  Winners will be chosen by Random.org and will be e-mailed/notified.  The two winners will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize.  If no response is received with 48 hours - new winners will be chosen. 

GOOD LUCK!

Disclaimer:  Layer Cake Shop kindly donated one of the two prizes in this giveaway and I am contributing the other. My opinions are my own - I just love the shop and wanted to let you have an opportunity to love their great products just as much as I do!
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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Happy Birthday, America!

I hope you all had a wonderful July 4th holiday.  I really wish that I had taken some more time off of work because having a day off was definitely too good to be true.

Carl and I spent our day yesterday doing miscellaneous odds and ends around the house.  We also made sure we got a few naps, good food and games in as well.

Here is a little recap of our mini fourth of July celebration.


Wilmington Fireworks with Amanda and Tim! 
Pic courtesy of my BIL @beingboston

Lots of snuggles with my favorite little firecracker


Blockus Domination - even Carl's good luck charm couldn't help him!

But he redeemed himself winning three games in a row of ladderball.
Appropriately festive, eh?

Land of the free and home of the brave.
A true test of burger bravery - homemade Adirondack burgers. DELISH!
All in all it was a perfect low-key day!

Thank You to all who have served and continue to serve our great country.  It is because of you that our independence and freedom is maintained and honored.
God bless you all and God bless America!!

What did you do to celebrate America's birthday?

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Monday!

I hope you had a splendid weekend!!

Ours was filled with sunshine, air-conditioning, glutony, 
outdoor games, running, fun times with great friends,
endless episodes of Swamp People (creepily intriguing) 

and...


relaxation!

AHHHH - pure bliss.

Here's hoping your weekend was just as great!

xoxo

Please go and share your support for Baking it on My Own on Facebook
As soon as the page received 100 likes, I'll be doing a "sweet" giveaway you definitely don't want to miss!

Hint hint - it has to do with this.

HAPPY MONDAY!
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