Monday, May 14, 2012

My 1st Giveaway

Hi everybody, I have been busy all weekend however I wanted to get this giveaway posted.
This is the first time I have had a giveaway and don't have one of those generator counters on my blog, so will have to figure that out , any help will be appreciated. I can always have someone draw for me a neighbor or co -worker.

Anyway please leave me a comment and tell me if you have ever visited Savannah Georgia and really if you have gone to the Back In The Day Bakery on Bull st. I am  sure some of you Savannah gals have gone down there for some pastry or cup cakes ? tell us all if you have

Cheryl & Griff Day have been on book tours , maybe you have seen them on QVC or the Martha Stewart Show. or the Paula Deen show .I went to Nashville to one of their book signing at the Parnassus book store in Green Hills area
They had a book signing at The Paris Market also in Savannah , I love that store, they have a blog it's on my side bar

Cheryl has some great advice and information and great stories through out the book about her and Griff, how they met etc.If you don't win you just gotta go get a copy of this book. I read it like a novel LOL

back cover

When I first met Cheryl at her bakery I had read about her on another blog so knew who she was when I walked in the bakery.
After my trip down there that year before she had started her cook book I sent her some old kitchen items because I knew she loved pyrex and old kitchen gadgets.
So when she wrote her cookbook OMG she added a  couple items I had sent her in the previous year
On page 100 is the pie tin and on page 9 is the pink ice cream scoop I sent her. She loves Pink

Well get your name in the drawing and good luck. If you don't have a blog please leave your email address

I am
going to a Cardinals  baseball game in St Louis they are playing the Chicago Cubs  and then diner on The Hill in St Louis Missouri.
I am sure it will be fun , going with a group of ladies and few men from my church .(update)

Game was good Cardinals won and we ate at FAVAZZA's on the patio and it was wonderful

This cookbook was sent to me from Cheryl & Griff  Day's publicist, Amy especially for this giveaway ( I feel special )

Linky Parties I am advertising my giveaway on

Ivy & Elephants                    At The Pickett Fence
Rednesday                                   French Country Cottage 
Faded Charm                               A Little Knick Knack / giveaway                                     Be Different Act Normal
Savvy Southern Style                  My Romantic Home
Bunny Jeans                                PINK Saturday
The Shabby Creek Cottage/giveaway
Savvy City Farmer                                   
Brambleberry Cottage 
Katherines Corner
Commond Ground 
Shabby Art Bouitique 
Twigg Studios


  1. Joe owned a house just almost in the historic district in Savannah when we married eight years ago. We went there a good bit to get it sold. I had been there in my younger years too. Our old house is only two hours away from Savannah. I think it's cool you know the cook book author and thanks for the give a way.

  2. How exciting to see your items in her book. I'd love to be a part of your giveaway.

  3. I am going to Savannah in June. I am taking my daughter and granddaughter and we have started a list of things to do and places to go. I had put Back In The Day Bakery on the list after you talked about it before. We are very excited - this is our firt time to Savannah. Do you have other suggestions? We are driving so we can stop at the Biltmore and we are also going to Tybee Island. Very excited!

  4. So glad to see your first giveaway features Savannah. I would love to win this book on "Back in the Day". Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings, Ginger

  5. I just came by to see what's new and thank you for your last comment. I have never been to Savannah but would love to go. I would love to enter (and win) the book! Thanks for having this giveaway!

    xoxo Bunny jean

  6. Just found you through Savvy Southern Style. I would to win that book! I love Savannah, but I have not been to their place. Next time!

  7. How fun that the gifts you sent her were included in the book! It looks wonderful! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  8. The cookbook sounds like a treasure. How fun, and I think it is fabulous that your items were shown in the book. I would love to be intered. Thanks for the opportunity. Hugs, Marty

  9. How was I not a follower. I am definitely a-miss in that dept. I have corrected that now. Hugs, Marty

  10. HI Janice ~ Thanks for stopping by. Love this Giveaway! My husband grew up in Savannah and we just came back from visiting a few weeks ago. It looks like a wonderful must read. BTW ~ new follower!:)
    Dee Xo

  11. I've never visited the bakery but I do love visiting Savannah. I will have to put it on my list for the next trip down there!

  12. OH I LOVE this giveaway...I just put this cookbook on my wishlist on my book club yesterday! It looks so great! How fun to have your goodies show up in the book! I lived in Savannah as a girl and have been wanting to return for a trip...the bakery will be on my list of places to must-see!

  13. I haven't been to Savannah but I'm dying to go - hubs and I are considering it as a vacation destination this summer. We've been to Charleston but I've heard that Savannah is way better. Thanks for this awesome giveaway offer. Hugs ~ Mary

  14. ahhhhh!!! we've wanted this book :) Please put our name in!
    We love Savannah....and the Paris Market....our favorite stop! How cool is it that your ice cream scoop made the book?!! We've never been to their bakery...but it IS on our list the next time we go back!
    Thanks for stopping by and letting us know about your giveaway!

  15. I think this book looks adorable. Please enter me.


  16. I don't know if you're accepting Canadians, the book sounds great - and so neat that something you sent made it to the book!!

    I visited via Rednesday...

  17. I have visited Savannah many, many times (I live in Augusta GA). I have always said if I could live anywhere else in the world it would be Savannah. It is a beautiful city with good food, antiques and architecture!

  18. Sorry, I have never been to Savannah. Also, do not cook much anymore when it is just me. So I am not familiar with these people.

  19. I have never been to Georgia really unless you count changing planes in Atlanta which we have done a few times. Would be interesting to actually visit these places someday.


  20. That is where I got married almost 6 years Savannah! it's one of my favorite places!

    Stick my name in the hat!

    I don't have one of those blog counter things either so I just count the number of people that leave a comment and then use to pick the number or I put everyone's name on a little piece of paper and draw it out of a hat! I am so old fashioned that way!

    Happy Day!


  21. throw my name in the hat PLEASE!!!!
    like I need more bakery, ha

    could you link back, too to thrift'n on a thursday
    thanks sweetie

  22. I've never been to Savannah, but sounds like a great place to visit!

  23. I always let my puppy dog pick the winning entry with his nose after I write all the entries down on slips of paper. LOL....not the most sophisticated way to do it but it's fun. I would love to be entered in your cookbook and how cool is it that some of your stuff is in the book. Like you, I read cookbooks like they are novels. xo Oh....I went to Savannah wayyyyyyy back as a child.

  24. me, me meeeeee, waving hand wildly in the air...please enter me xo

  25. What an amazing giveaway -- and an honor for your gifts to have appeared in the cookbook! Those Georgia gals sure know how to cook! I've never been to Savannah -- just Atlanta and I love that town! When I do giveaways I just use Random Number Generator:
    Thank you for the chance to win the book!

  26. Please put my name in the hopper :) Thanks for a great giveaway!
    Have fun tonight with your friends.

  27. Thanks so much for the invite:) Yes...I have been to Savannah, but not that bakery. The book looks wonderful, so please count me in.


  28. Hey! What a nice post and a thoughtful give away. I have been to Savannah. I have not been to The Back in the Day Bakery. I did read a great article about them in one of my magazines in March.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

  29. Love Savannah, never been to the bakery-will have to check it out on are next trip. That is so cool she used some of the items you gifted her. Thanks for the chance to win.

    Found you from Open House party & AMA new follower-looking forward to visiting.

  30. Savannah is on my bucket-list. Never been, but it's a definite for my future.

  31. Oh I would love to go to Savannah! I love history and there is so much there!! I would love to be entered in your giveaway! I would feel so blessed! And you have bragging rights for sure! Your gifts meant alot for sure!! Thanks! XOXO Fran.

  32. I live in Savannah, just down the street from Back in the Day! Love their cupcakes and Baby Cakes and they have wonderful sandwiches.

  33. Great giveaway. I would love to win that!!!
    Thank you so much for visiting and your sweet comment :)
    We are team Cardinals too! Go Cards!

    Myric@Petites Passions

  34. Thank you for linking to the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. I appreciate your bloggy friendship xo

  35. How exciting to see some of the things you gave to her in her book!! I'll post your giveaway on my sidebar.

    Blessings for a pink day,

  36. I have never been there but it's on my "to go" list!!

  37. Looks like an awesome book with lots of great stuff in it. I don't have a blog. My email is jsschlittatsbcglobaldotnet.
    you have a beautiful blog!

  38. This looks like a wonderful cookbook, I bet they're a hoot! Yes, we visited Savannah back in 1998. I'm sure they didn't have a shop at the time. It was right after Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Hubbs and I had a wonderful time. thanks for the chance to win!

  39. Never visited any of the Southern States though it is on my "Bucket List" of things to do and places to see. Thanks for stopping by for a visit and inviting me to your very 1st Giveaway! I Love Book Authors who put their personalities in the content of the pages. Thanks for the chance to win my Friend!

    Blessings from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

  40. I've not had the pleasure to visit there...sure would like to, tho.
    Thanks sooo much for giving me the chance to win this awesome, southern cookbook. I would dearly love it.
    xo bj

  41. I'll play...nope...never been to Georgia...maybe someday?!
    Have a great week,

  42. Savannah is a beautiful town- will be visiting Tybee soon. Plan to stop by Back in the Day Bakery!
    Carol F

  43. I've never been to Savannah but it sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays!


  44. Found your sweet blog today and wanted to say hi! I am your newest follower, have a wonderful weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!