Happy birthday to my brother! And a giveaway

One of my favorite things about summer is all the delicious veggies that just taste better during the summer thanks to being kissed by the warm summer sun. Join me over at My Life in Food, Krysta's blog, for my guest post while she is away honoring her grandfather. I have a delicious pasta recipe with roasted tomatoes, mushrooms and spinach! 

Secondly, it is hard to believe but my youngest sibling, my brother, Ben is turning 21 today! 
Happy birthday Ben, hope you have a great birthday! 
Hard to believe this little face is now old enough to buy a drink...
This was when my family first moved to Japan, and yes those are Pringles chips we made into a duck bill

As I mentioned the last few days, today is the day for the twine-wrapped wreath giveaway!
Remember this beauty?

One lucky follower can win one! I will make one for the winner and she will get to pick
 the colors of flowers she wants on her wreath.

To enter, *you first must be a follower of my blog and be sure to let me know you are!
*Second for an additional entry, please tell me your favorite dessert and why:-)
*Third, add my blog to your blogroll list and let me know
Isn't that a sweet way to win?
This giveaway starts today and will end on Friday at 5pm PST.
Good luck to everyone!

69 comments:

Hilliary@ Happily Ever Healthy said...

Such a great giveaway1 Love the picture of your brother with the pringles!!

Im a follower, and my favorite dessert is a Red Velvet Cupcake! I love when cupcakes have tons of delicious frosting, preferably cream cheese frosting! Every time I go to a cupcake shop I have to try the red velvet!

1HecticMommy said...

What A cute giveaway!!!

I am a follower, and my favorite dessert are Oreo Balls. http://1hecticmommy.blogspot.com/2011/04/friday-recipe-swap.html That is the link for the recipe. They are always a favorite when I make them!

ashley said...

I'm a follower! and my favorite desert is a warm brownie :)

Lacy in the Sky with Diapers said...

Today is my Birthday too!! Yay he must be awesome!! I love cookies pretty much more than life! ps I am a follower! xo

life is aMAYESing said...

I'm a follower! And that recipe you posted on My Life in Food looks delicious! I will definitely be trying that :)

Julie said...

I'm a follower and I ADORE that wreath!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

You lived I'm Japan??! How awesome is that!!

Happy birthday to your Brother! I am def a follower!

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

I am a follower!

Sarah@totalbassetcase said...

It is hard to choose but I think ice cream is my favorite dessert...any style, any way.

Lauren said...

Oooh, I remember making Pringles duckbills!! Haha, I might do that tonight, I'm sure it will majorly impress my husband ;)

I'm a follower! And my favorite dessert has to be gooey brownies topped with french vanilla ice cream - YUM!

Brunette & Blessed said...

I'm a follower and my favorite dessert is Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Rebekah said...

So fun. I'm a follower!

Rebekah said...

Oh goodness, my favorite dessert? Anything chocolate. I'm loving Oreo cheesecake bites right now! They're so good and easy to make!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday to your little brother :) I am a follower and I LOVE cupcakes. cupcakes of all flavors. Yum, now im craving some!

Sincerely, Kylee said...

I'm a follower! My favorite desert is mint chocolate chip ice cream. YUMMY!

Jamie Harris said...

I'm following. :)
harrisjamier@gmail.com

Jamie Harris said...

My favorite dessert is definitely Banana Pudding. You just really can't beat it!

Andi said...

Happy birthday to your brother!! I love the Pringle beak! Bahahaha. I'm a follower and would love to win!

Andi said...

My favorite dessert is cheesecake. Any flavor- I just LOOOVE cheesecake.

Lauren said...

Oooohhh, I'm a follower! And a favorite dessert, seriously this is so hard! But I would have to say hot apple pie a la mode!

What a great giveaway!

Mrs. Pancakes said...

what a sweet tribute to your brother...love the picture!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday to your brother!

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower of your blog!

Stephanie said...

I don't know that I have a favorite dessert, but I love cookies and ice cream!!!

Lenara said...

love love YOUR BLOG.

defiantly follwoing you now.

follow me if you like on...

www.lemonworldmute.blogspot.com

looking forward to your new posts.. x

Ashley Slater said...

happy b-day to your brother!

and I am a follower and I am entering to win your lovely wreath!

xo,

ashley

sherri lynn said...

This is such a fun giveaway! We need something for our door! I am already a GFC follower :)

sherri lynn said...

My favorite dessert is a mint chocolate layer dessert my mom makes - mint & chocolate is my favorite flavor combo and the dessert has ice cream, another favorite! :)

Allison said...

I am a follower :-) duh!!

Allison said...

& I love your second entry! Currently, my favorite dessert is red velvet cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!

Amanda C. said...

Whoo hoo. That is such a cute wreath. I am a follower, but I don't know if I can pick just one favorite desert. Hmmm, maybe...turtle brownies!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

I love following your fun blog! Your wreaths are so cute!

xo Meggan
PS - I am having a giveaway too that I think you would like!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

my favorite dessert is the classic cupcake. i have a slight (ahem, major) obsession with them! =)

Liesl said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to your brother...too cute! Thank so much for your sweet comment too! :)

Liesl :)

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

I am a follower! ;-)

Elizabeth Ann (Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

oh. . . how can I choose. . . umm. . . maybe homemade cookies. . . or tiramisu. . .

Whitney said...

I'm a follower

Whitney said...

My fave dessert would have to be strawberry cheesecake or the Tipsy Laird from The Pub.

Sarah said...

I'm a follower!
My favorite dessert is brownies topped with caramel. I can't get enough of the chocolaty sweet combo!

Allison said...

I love this wreath and I follow your cute blog. :)

Allison said...

My favorite dessert issss pretty much anything with Chocolate. My current favorite is my husband's chocolate pie.

Allison said...

And you are on my blogroll. :)

Kathleen said...

I am for sure a follower! :) That is an adorable wreath! PS. Today is my mom's birthday and tomorrow is my brothers! :) YAY for both having family with birthdays in August!

Kathleen said...

My favorite dessert is anything red velvet and cream cheese! I'm talking red velvet cake, cake balls, cupcakes, ice cream, and even yogurt! I just love the texture and taste of the red velvet and cream cheese. YUM! :)

Ashley said...

I'm a follower, I love red velvet cupcakes, (I see a lot of these other ladies have great taste, too) and I actually put you on my blogroll today without even seeing this! Meant to be! I read your blog so often it might as well have a spot :)

L.A. in the bay said...

Hi there thanks for finding my blog!! Super cute giveaway! I want it! New follower! :)

~Lauren

L.A. in the bay said...

AND my favorite dessert is definitely cheesecake. Everything about it is amazing. It's so creamy, melts in the mouth, and is yummy in my tummy!

hehe

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

I'm a follower duh! :-p

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

also my favorite dessert is red velvet cake because it is sooooo good! But I can't eat much of it because it's so rich!

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

And you're on my blogroll

Kellie Collis said...

Lovely giveaway! Happy birthday to your brother! Have a fabulous day, Kellie xx

Camylla Leonardi said...

What an awesome giveaway!! Of course I'm a follower of your lovely blog!

Camylla Leonardi said...

My favorite desert is hersheys chocolate pie! They sell them at groceries stores at the freezer section and its delicious!!!

Camylla Leonardi said...

Your on my blogroll!!

Meggan of Lila Grace said...

I added you to my blog roll! xo

Kitty Cat said...

I am a FOLLOWER of your BLOG.. its me Cat! :p

FAVE dessert: Lemon Meringue Pie

ADDED you WAY long ago!

catalina

BeckyJo606 said...

I'm a new follower! I think the wreath is so cute and I hope I win! :)

BeckyJo606 said...

I think my favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake---all homemade though! I also LOVE angel food cake!!

Thanks for hosting this fun giveaway!!

Jamie Harris said...

Happy to add you to my blogroll... Also, thanks for the comment on my bloggie!!!

harrisjamier@gmail.com

Holly said...

I'm a follower!! Love your blog!

Holly said...

My favorite dessert is either ice cream or cheesecake...ice cream because it's just creamy and wonderful and yummy. And Cheesecake is SOOOO GOOD!!!! I could eat these every day for the rest of my life!

Holly said...

Your button has been added to my "Buttons" page for a while :) And your blog is on my list of awesome blogs on the right sidebar!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay for your bro's birthday - hope he had a great one :)

Sorry I am so late popping over, super excited about this giveaway!

You are on my blogroll :)

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

My fav dessert is princess brownies :) YUM!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I'm a follower :)

REBrown said...

I'm a follower!

You're on my blog roll!


My favorite dessert is an apple gingerbread cobbler that my mom always makes me. It's so delicious!

Stephanie said...

I happily added you to my blogroll!

Annie said...

Yay!! I follow!!

agalgoczi@hotmail.com

Annie said...

My fav desert is Ice Cream Cake....yummy :)