Friday, January 29, 2010

An Apology and A Giveaway

Happy Friday Lovelies!

I want to apologize for being such a blog slacker lately. I guess I'll blame it on being busy at work and focusing on my "get healthy, work out everyday" plan...

I still read all of your blogs faithfully and I thank you for the comments you've left on my posts. As an added note, my brother helped numerous injured people in Haiti during his time there and he is on his way back to the US now. Thank you for keeping him and the medical team he was traveling with in your prayers.


Life is stressful now, but I can't complain because I know we all go through tough times every now and then. While I'm happy, I am finding myself uber-stressed about money, the future, if I'm making the right decisions, etc. etc....BUT I won't bore you with that now, I'll save it for another post...haha!

Let's get to the good stuff, shall we?

Remember a long time ago when I did a follower appreciation post and sent random followers cookies from Sugar & Flour?! Well, I happened to be perusing Etsy the other day and was checking out my favorite sellers. I noticed that Sugar & Flour had these adorable sugar cookies in the shape of conversation hearts!

Aren't they cute?!

I'm giving one person the chance to win 2 dozen decorated cookies to be delivered just in time for Valentine's Day!

If you'd like to be entered to win, just leave a comment on this post. No need to do anything else. If you have plans for Valentine's Day, feel free to share in your comment...I need ideas! I'll draw a winner on Thursday, February 4. The winner will have 24 hours to get their address to me so I can get the cookies ordered and make sure they arrive the week of Valentine's Day!

I truly just want to say thanks to each and every one of you for being so awesome. I keep thinking I'll get back in the swing of things with posting, commenting, and sending snail mail, but the days are just passing by so quickly without me really progressing at all. I'm working on it, and I guess that's the best I can do!

Have a great weekend and be sure to enter the giveaway!


74 comments:

ewatson said...

Those cookies are adorable!! I'm looking forward to Valentine's Day this year, the hubby and I are going to Charleston for the weekend!

suburban prep said...

these are darling.
they would be fabulous to send to three of my favorite little men in my life (my three little nephews who are 1,3 and 4).
Thank you for the info regarding the site.

Southern Cinderella said...

Those cookies are fabulous!! Thwy are soo cute! I would love for those to come to my door :) As far as Valentine's Day, I will more than likely go eat and see a movie with my mom. I do not have a 'valentine' for this year.

You should go to my blog, I have a giveaway going on as well!!

Have a fabulous weekend!

Brandi said...

What gorgeous cookies. No plans for V-day so far. We are going to Vegas in March so we are trying to save all of our money, so it may not be much.

What an amazing thing your brother did. They will be in my prayers.

Dollface said...

Please enter me... I miss you! Im glad you are back to blogging.. that is so amazing about your brother, what a good man!! xxxoo

Suburban Princess said...

These cookies are so cute!

How wonderful of your brother to go to Haiti to help!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

You're such a sweetie to offer this! I like your posts whenever they arrive. I know we all get busy and put things on a backburner, and I've learned - that's OK to do. Happy Valentine's a little early to you. I'm celebrating at home this year, as our anniversary is just a few days later - that's when I'll celebrate with a nice dinner out! So no helpful ideas for you, sorry.

Tiffany said...

the cookies are so cute...
I hope I win!

PinkSass said...

Those cookies look yummy.

ae said...

those cookies are so adorable!! i believe my nieces will be getting some of these. thanks!!

Aly said...

I would love to win them, they are too cute! Glad to hear your brother is on his way back safe and sound! Have a good weekend!

Ashley Lauren said...

The cookies are adorable :) I think I'm going to see the movie Valentine's Day on the actual day!! There are so many of my favorite actors in it, it has to be good! :)

Sending good thoughts your way that things get less stressful for you!

Whitney and the Preppy Puppy said...

Love the cookies. I'm so glad your brother and his team are on their way home from Haiti. I hope you have a good weekend. :-)

Brown Girl said...

Life and the pursuit of happiness is never ending now isn't it. Le sigh. Love the conversation hearts, those would make a fabulous gift. I heart cookies. Happy Weekend to you!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I hope you start to feel better soon. You're such a positive person and I love how you always seem to look on the bright side. Your blog definitely pulls up my spirits! Hang in there girlie!
Those cookies are sooooo adorable! I would love to be entered in this giveaway! If I don't want I definitely want to try to make them! :)

All Things Cherish said...

Those cookies are so cute! What a great giveaway. Glad to hear your brother's trip was a success. Have a great weekend, take a break from stressing!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Don't appoligize for being absent! We all get so busy so it's only normal :) You were missed though! :)

What an adorable cookie! Valentine's Day is my FAVORITE holiday so I would be so thrilled to win! For Valentine's Day I'm cooking for my fiance a carribbean meal from Sandra Lee's recpies! We were engaged in St. Thomas so we're having a carribbean themed dinner! :) The best ideas are those that don't cost too much so keep that in mind :)

Have a great weekend.

seasidesmitten@aol.com

Jenn said...

they are so cute - i would love those!!

for valentines day at our house - we do man stuff. since every other holiday is "girly" i let valentine's day be for rob. sports bar & beers. :) non-traditional but i love it!

capperson said...

Oh my goodness, those are lovely! I hope I win!

Happy Daily said...

I love them!! What a great giveaway! I hope you are doing well!

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Those are adorable and look delicious! I like an easy give away. My birthday is the first so my mom is flying down on the 12th and out on the 14th. So we are taking her to her favroite mexican restaurant for dinner before she flies out. Maybe Hubby has a romantic evening planned. Don't know!

mommara said...

Glad you are back! We have missed hearing about you. What a precious yummy gift for V-day. Thanks!

Pallavi said...

Those cookies look yummy!

Its really amazing what your brother is doing! :)

Preppy Mama said...

So sweet! I love Valentine's day!!

Heather said...

These look so yummy...gotta love V-treats. No big plans for me the big day...just spending time with the people I love and i'm sure some good food will be involved too. :)

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

Those cookies are adorable!!!

Plans for v-day: Tapas. How perfect is that?

Seersucker Scrapper said...

How adorable! What a great giveaway!

Lucky in Love said...

Sign me up sister! Those look awesome :) Thanks for doing this!

Katrina said...

what a yummy giveaway! Sounds fun!

Jane Beall said...

Glad your bro's okay. Thank him on our behalf!

Katie said...

So glad your brother is okay and so thankful for his work in Haiti.

I'm sorry that things are stressful right now. I know you'll get through it!!

"Mountain tops are for views and inspiration. Fruit is grown in the valleys" -Billy Graham

And these cookies are *adorable*!!

Patriotic Princess said...

Omgosh, those look SO delicious! I love Valentines Day...just a good time of year to spread the love around. And of course, there is always tasty treats to eat!! These cookies look adorabl and tasty.

CT Cupcake said...

so cute. I am hosting a sweet and single valentine's party for my unattached friends(and myself!) how perfect would these be?!

Annie said...

Cutest cookies EVER!! and frosted sugar cookies are my absolute fav :)
No big plans for Valentine's day...I guess we will decide when the day gets closer!!

mrs.mfc said...

Those cookies are so adorable!! The color is just perfect!!! Haven't figured out Valentine's Day plans yet. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Amber said...

Those cookies are too cute! i have no plans for valentines day except maybe our local 5k.

Princess Aurora said...

Those are the most adorable cookies ever!
My Hubs is working on Valentines day so I have decided to volunteer that day :) at a local homeless shelter playing games! I am really excited!!

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

Those are adorable! No concrete plans for Valentine's Day yet. Maybe dinner and a movie, something simple.

Rachel said...

You always find the cutest things!
Don't ever feel a need to apologize about your life and your blogging schedule! Your best is always good enough :)

BroncoMom said...

Ms. Sweet Tea,
There is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with taking some time just FOR YOUR SELF!! You are at the beginning of a whole new chapter in your life. I certainly understand this. Although I miss reading your thoughts I am happy knowing that you are busy finding your way.
These cookies are simply adorable. I really have not made plans for Valentine's Day. Would just love to spend it with the people that I love the most.
Enjoy your weekend.

Mrs. M said...

I have been slacking on my blog also! I think I have write's block!

Brittany said...

No plans for valentines yet, although a local store is giving 20% of pedicures...I'm all for that!!

Blissfully Enamored said...

i hope that these cookies taste as sweet as they are cute!!! i love them!!! pick me!!!

Shoshanah said...

I love conversation hearts and I love cookies, so I'm sure I'd love those as well! I'd love to win!

Mrs. Smith said...

Those cookies look amazing!
And since I'm not a big baker, my husband would very much appreciate these! :)

Babyacorn said...

Those look soooo delicious and they are adorable! My big preggers belly would like to eat them with my hubby on valentines day :)

Breanna said...

Yah for the giveway! I read it and thought, ya know I have never had a sugar cookie? Weird! Maybe I will win!

breanna

Simply Mackenzie said...

These cookies look adorable and delicious! I would be so honored to win and would eat them up!!

KK said...

Single and hate V day, but I love love love cookies any day! :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Ah! I am always behind the "blogging power-curve" it seems! Finally getting a chance to catch up on some favorites and it is after midnight here in Georgia! (What's up with the work week being longer than the weekends? :o)

The cookies look amazing! What fortuitous "coinky-dink" to catch up on one of your fun giveaways!

Hoping you have a stress-free weekend!

Blessings & Aloha!

Mandy said...

Oooh, I would like to enter your giveaway please!

I've never really celebrated Valentine's Day. It's not such a huge thing in Australia. Those cookies look sooo perfect and cute!

Denise said...

such cute cookies! Me and the hubs don't really do much for vday. he was dumped by his ex wife on it when they where dating and my ex sucked so bad I am ok with just forgoing it. But conversation heart candys are my favorite candy of all time but one the large white ones!

alanna said...

oh yum, those look DELICIOUS! and more importantly, i'm glad you haven't given up bloggin forever! i hope your trip to SD was great and you got a chance to eat at hodad's and i look forward to reading more of your posts :) did someone end up buying that lilly dress?

Cute Clips and More said...

These cookies are so cute! My DH and I don't have any major plans for Valentine's Day- just a nice dinner and a DVD.

Jill said...

Hey Girly, I've missed you in blogland and IRL. :) I hope you're doing well. If you ever need to talk, call me. Do you have my number?

Love the cute cookies! Sign me up.

Irwin Esq said...

Yummy iced cookies are my favorite! I'd love to win :)

emcr1229 said...

Those cookies are just too adorable. This year I am super excited to be spending the day with my family - Its my Uncle's 75th birthday and we are all getting together to celebrate

~Holly~ said...

Hey Angela! I'm back blogging! :) These cookies are too cute and I have ordered from her before and they are DELICIOUS!!! Happy Valentine's Day!

Miss Janice said...

No need to enter my name...just dropping in to visit your blog and hoping that you are going to find a good outlet to get rid of all the stress...exercise is definitely the right direction!

Christina said...

Super cute giveaway. They look yummy!

Take Your Sweet Time said...

So Sweet!!! Happy V-Day!!!

Mrs.LifeAccounts said...

those cookies are gorgeous...mine would look much sloppier :) No plans for Valentines day yet...I am thinking of celebrating after Valentines day is over to avoid the price mark-up and crowds. I'm definitely going to read through the comments for ideas though!

Jules said...

Hi Angela! It’s great to “see” you again around these parts. I got on a health kick too and have been spending a lot of time at the gym lately. Life just seems to be incredibly busy these days, so I can completely understand.

That is so amazing that your brother helped the victims in Haiti. I’m glad that he and the team he traveled with are okay.

I’m thinking of you!

Please count me in for this giveaway. Those cookies are adorable and look so delicious! For Valentine’s Day the plan is to go away to CT for the weekend. I could use a few days away, so I really hope that happens…XOXO

Mrs. Jansson said...

These cookies are too cute! I think all of my coworkers would LOVE it if I won and was able to bring these tasty looking treats in to work. My Valentine's Day plans consist of trying to get my hubby to go with me to see that new all star packed film Valentine's Day. Looked like a super cute movie! Keep up the good work btw - I look forward to reading your blog. :)

Rachel said...

We missed you!!

And sign me up, girly!!

Jenni said...

We are ordering chinese food and staying in to watch some good movies. :) I love valentines day...just not when I have to go out in public and deal with crowds! (Some cookies would fit in wonderfully with the evening!!!!) Great giveaway!

throuthehaze said...

Count me in please

ProjectHope7 said...

Have been so craving cookies lately! And they are beautiful. IF I win I would send one of the dozen to a soldier serving in Iraq that is a friend. Or maybe even send one and a half dozen just keeping out 6 for myself. I recently "adopted" my friends whole platoon of 50 since he said they werent getting much mail or goodies from the states.Much work! but filled with joy doing it... cant imagine what it is like daily giving your life for others you dont even know in the worst of accomodations and heat.Can you even imagine?! These cookies look so yummy! Thanks for this giveaway!
Cathy B
@projecthope7
http://www.mywaiora.com/724517
http://insearchofthebest.blogspot.com
projecthope7 at gmail dot com

Stephanie Gina said...

yummy! okay, i have also been on a work-out, "get-heathly" kick...and these cookies would be an AMAZING way to reward myself with after all that hard work :)

Stace said...

those cookies are *so* cute. I hope i win! I feel ya, my life has been soooo busy lately too. I like the working out everyday goals because I'm trying to do that too!! Keep up the good work, haha!

Luna said...

those cookies are so cute. i hope i win.

christi said...

those cookies are adorable and it's a new etsy shop to me. thank you!

Hailey said...

those are just too sweet! thanks for sharing the wonderful etsy shop!

perfectly paisley said...

These cookies are adorable! Such a great etsy find!

 
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