Monday, December 7, 2009

Cookie Blog Carnival

Well, today is the kick off of the Cookie Blog Carnival and I thought I'd explain about all the festivities. As hostess, I want to ask you to grab a glass of eggnog as I explain about all the fun.

Every year for the past eight years, I have participated in a neighborhood cookie exchange. It is one of the things that I look forward to every holiday season. I love to bake, so it gives me a chance to try out new recipes, as well as socialize with my neighbors.

I decided that I wanted to share that experience here on my blog to bring this holiday tradition to more folks. So the idea of the Cookie Blog Carnival was born. I contacted bloggers that I either read their blogs, and/or follow and tweet with them on Twitter to see if they would want to participate. Many of the girls were on board so I knew this had to be an idea that was worth exploring. So for the last few weeks I've been in contact with these great ladies in preparation for the festivities.

Starting tomorrow, there will be different blogger's I'll be introducing to you each day. They will be posting their favorite cookie recipes on their blogs. There will be different folks each day, so you'll want to make sure you stop by to see what the latest and greatest will be. I know you are going to love getting to know some great bloggers, as well as find out some wonderful new recipes to try this holiday season.

And one of the other exciting pieces of this Cookie Blog Carnival is our three wonderful sponsors. I'm excited to share with you that the Wilton company has offered to sponsor our event this year. This is such a great partnership because this week is Cookie Exchange week. You can find out details about it on Wilton's website.

Another one of our sponsors is ELF makeup which I've shared with my blogger readers in recent weeks. Elf makeup is a great idea for a stocking stuffer or to give yourself a merry makeover for the holidays. And if you haven't heard, ELF makeup is now available in Target. Right now ELF has some great holiday gift sets reasonably priced. Some are even under ten dollars. One lucky person is going to win a gift set.

And our final sponsor I'm excited to share with you is Huggies. I almost did a back flip when I find out the Huggies folks were on board with sponsoring this event. Ever since my first son Sawyer was born premature, I have been a Huggies user. We started out with the tiny preemie diapers in the hospital and have graduated through the sizes. When I was going through such a stressful time being a new mom, I have to say that using Huggies products meant I had one less thing to worry about.

In order to give everyone ample time to get into the Cookie Blog Carnival spirit, I'm going to have the giveaways start tomorrow with our first cookie recipes post. So be sure to check back here tomorrow when the fun begins!

Happy Baking!


Paula said...

This is going to be a fun week on your blog. I'm looking forward to your guest blog posts and maybe finding a new recipe or two.

Bettie Infante said...

I too had a preemie, he is now 20 years old but I still remember those tiny tiny diapers. I look forward to new recipes for I too love to cook and bake. I have recently added a new recipe blog to my website hope you will check it out. Thanks, Bettie

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