1,000 Likes and Giveaway Fun!


A couple of weeks ago my Cozycakes Cottage Facebook page reached 1,000 likes.  Heavens, I never expected to make so many “friends” over there and I’ve had a darn good time meeting such fun gals, sharing and learning from one another.  ♥

That being said, welcome to Cozycakes Cottage’s 1,000 Likes Giveaway!

One of my favorite people (or favorite people who I don’t know personally) is the artist and author Susan Branch.  I discovered her work when I lived on my own, far from home.  I was in my early 20s and I would visit the bookstore on weekend evenings, getting lost in the aisles of adventures and inspiration until closing time.  I always hit the clearance racks on my way out the door and that’s where I discovered the most darling little book (Sweets to the Sweet) by Susan Branch.  I don’t know who thought she belonged on the clearance shelf (for shame), but I thank them just the same.  Who knows how long it would’ve been until I happened upon her charming, handwritten, water-colored books again.

Susan Branch’s books include all of her own water-color artwork and she hand writes each word on every page which include recipes, seasonal/holiday tips and ideas, and more.  She is the epitome of cozy and her blog and website offer sweet peeks into her life on Martha’s Vineyard.  SIGH.

Can you tell I adore her?  Seems everything I adore, she adores.  How can I not like her?  So, dear friends, I’m giving away the Susan Branch personal recipe binder keeper pictured above.  You can see her work on the cover and then you fill it up with your tried and true, beloved recipes.  This 8×9 personal recipe keeper includes recipe pages, 6 tab dividers, 2 splash guards, 6 vinyl sleeves, measurements, hints and cooking tips.  I own 2 (or 3) myself.  I wish I had a copy of one of her cookbooks for you, but this will give you a taste of what those have to offer–they include page after page of charm and cottage loveliness.

I was perusing the stores (I peruse too often.  Dave Ramsey would tell me to go home and clean out my closet) recently and found a few copies of The Cottage Journal Seasons Magazine.  But, sweet friends, it isn’t just a read-toss type magazine.  The $10+ price tag clues one in on that fact (yes, fact).  As is my custom when I find a steal and gem, I snatched up a copy for myself, a copy for my sis, and…a copy for one of you!  This is the Christmas 2011 issue, but I tell ya, you won’t care what year it is.  It’s Christmas magic in paper form (high-quality paper form, mind you 😉 ).

If you’re interested in winning my 1,000 Likes Giveaway for the Susan Branch personal recipe keeper & The Cottage Journal Seasons Magazine Christmas 2011 issue all you need to do is leave a comment answering the following questions:

  • What favorite recipe would you add to this personal recipe keeper and what is your favorite holiday season tradition?  (I’m in the all-holiday spirit!)

For an additional entry you may do the following and come back here and leave a SEPARATE comment for this additional entry so you have multiple entries:

  • Follow Cozycakes Cottage via email by entering your email address in the “Follow Cozycakes Cottage” box on the right hand menu (or fellow bloggers can just click “follow”).

And though it’s against Facebook regulation for me to count Facebook “likes” as entries, I would love for you to stop by my Facebook page and follow me there. We have a good time over there and I’d love for you to join in!

Best of luck to you and thank you for visiting my cottage!

This giveaway ends Monday, November 5, 2012 and is open to residents of the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom.   A winner will be chosen by and announced here on my blog.  I was not compensated for this giveaway nor was I sponsored by the book’s/magazine’s authors, publishing company, or WordPress.  I just wanted to share the love with you! 🙂
*Although you’re welcome to “like” Cozycakes Cottage on Facebook, Facebook comments at the Cozycakes Cottage page do not count as entry into this giveaway. 
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