It’s official. Today marks the spot. Oh wait, that’s X. Crap, I blew it already.
No matter, today is my one year blogging anniversary, and I almost (emphasis on the word almost) can’t believe I’ve rambled on for an entire year now. It’s ridiculous really. I mean what the hell have I talked about for twelve months? I’m serious.
Out of sheer curiosity (because it worked out so well for the cat), I decided to go back and read some old posts and man oh man, I am long-winded. I’m pretty sure today won’t be an exception either. I also happen to think I’m pretty funny, but we already knew that, didn’t we?
In honor of this momentous occasion, because it really is a momentous occasion and far be it from me to ignore an opportunity to pat myself on the back, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite posts with all of you. I’m also going to prattle on about why they’re my favorite, and if that wasn’t exciting enough, I’m going to throw in a give away. A give away of what you might ask? Well you’ll just have to stick around to find out, or you could skip to the end, but there’s no fun in that, and I will know with my secret ninja senses if you have committed such an atrocity. I wouldn’t try it.
- Beet It I was completely inspired by the food (or drinks as the case may be) and this post literally just poured out of me. Alcohol may have been involved and AC/DC definitely was.
- Dancing With Myself because sometimes a girl’s just gotta dance.
- I Am Iron Man what’s that you say about a healthy ego?
- We Have Ourselves A Winner where I crowned a winner in the summer long battle royale between my CSA and I.
- Rise Up: Food Bloggers Against Hunger a worthwhile rant if ever there was one.
- Squash It because sometimes you have to squash that shit.
- WIAW: The Stacey Edition where I talk about calorie counting and pretty much lay my soul bare with a week’s worth of eats.
- Confessions pretty self-explanatory and more soul baring.
- WIAW: The Hair Band Edition the Hubby’s favorite, and
- An Ode To Grilled Cheese Just because I said so.
Not only is today my blogiversary, it’s also WIAW. Since I wouldn’t want to disappoint, I’m sharing my Saturday eats with all of you. Before I get into the details, make sure to stop over at Peas and Crayons and say thank you for hosting our weekly shindig.
Now the goods: breakfast was a blender full of golden beets, an orange and some strawberries along with two slices of toast with butter and raspberry jam (♫ “I like bread and butter. I like toast and jam” ♫). I also snacked on a bottle of Original Sin, a hard cider or a religious term alluding to the fall of man. Take your pick; me I’ll go with the malt beverage. Dinner (we’ll circle back to lunch) was an evening out with the Hubby, where I ordered a cranberry salad with sunflower seeds and goat cheese and a side of onion rings. I can’t even remember the last time I ate anything fried and these were spot-on: light, airy and chock full of onion-y goodness.
While my dinner salad was good, it was sub par when compared to my own lunch time bowl of greens. I think the picture below proves my point. Two snaps and a ball of pink glitter for me, or really just a fantastic salad.
This little beauty began with a bed spinach, always a good start. Then I topped him (going clockwise) with avocado, feta, red bell peppers, carrots, and baby swiss chard, while green onions round out the middle. I shared this bowl of deliciousness with the Hubby because I’m nice or perhaps it was in my best interest to do so. I did need his assistance (ahem, ahem) at various times over the weekend…something about a party to plan.
Before I wrap this up, I said something a little earlier about a giveaway, and my sole motivation behind doing so is to say Thank You.
Thank you for reading, for commenting, for coming back day in and day out, for putting up with my potty mouth and inappropriate jokes, and for making me deliriously happy (although I think I was delirious going into this thing). Your support means the world to me, and I wouldn’t be blogging without it. I bow before you.
Now you know the reason behind my giveaway, but still not the what. I’m such a tease, I know.
Here’s the deal. I’m not in bed with any food companies. In fact, I’m not in bed with anybody other than the Hubby, so I’ve got no special products to hawk today. What I can entice you with though is Granola. Not the Love Grown kind or the Bear Naked brand. Nope, instead I offer you the Clean Eats version, which means it’s homemade and ships directly from my kitchen to yours. I even promise to wash my hands before I make it, although if you’re familiar with my blog, you know that’s not an issue. Quite the contrary, you’ll be lucky if I don’t sterilize the granola before sending it.
This little give away is open to anyone, anywhere and I’m going to give away not one, but two separate batches of granola to two separate people. What can I say, I’m feeling charitable.
The only way to win is to leave me a little comment love (because I’m a comment whore) letting me know your favorite granola flavor (apple pie, cinnamon swirl, peanut butter chocolate and the list goes on and on). Special bonus points if you make me laugh. Who knows maybe I’ll actually make your flavor of choice.
Additional entries will also be included by doing each or any of the following:
- Subscribe to my blog,
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Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry letting me know you’ve done so. The giveaway will run until Sunday, May 11th at midnight. Game on.