Thursday, July 16, 2009

One year blog birthday and a giveaway!

It almost went by without me noticing - but yesterday was The Red Deer's one year blog birthday! So I celebrated in style today with a sprinkle doughnut and one big red candle. I like to think that this blog has come a fair way since its humble beginnings - the look of it has been revamped, I have my regular weekly features now to keep me on track and I am loving my A.. B.. Cupcake project. I still think there is a lot of room for improvement on my little blog and so to both celebrate my first birthday and to come up with new blogging ideas I am holding my first giveaway.

Check out the totally awesome prize that you, wonderful reader, could win:

That is right, a copy of The Australian Women's Weekly - Mix cookbook, a packet of Jelly Belly jelly beans and some lovely chocolate coins. If you would like to be in running for this giveaway this is what you need to do:
  1. Leave a comment and if you feel inspired tell me what you would like to see as a regular feature on The Red Deer.
  2. If you want an extra entry follow this blog (if you are already a follower you will already get an extra entry).
  3. Finally if you feel so inclined post about the giveaway on your blog to get another extra entry.
Entries will be open until July 23rd 12pm (ACST).

Good luck everybody!


Anonymous said...

Count me in! Yummy giveaway :)

Rhianne said...

Congratulations! I love the A.. B.. Cupcake project too!

Chantelle said...

Happy Blogday. That's exciting news.

I'd love to see more about your life, your little girl and I think you should send the weekly cupcake to my house so we can REALLY test it. :)

jenny holiday said...

Happy Happy Blogiversary!!

I am so happy to have found your lovely blog!!!

I am always so excited to see your latest recipes!

Here's to another fab year!!!

Love from the Jersey Shore!
xoxo Jenny Holiday

sweetie said...

congrats on your anniversary!

the a-b-Cupcake project rocks. your blog is great as it is - love the reviews, recipes, photos, and the length of posts. i'd like to see more photos of the baking in process in addition to the finished product.

Amanda said...

Congrats on the blogiversary! Your blog truly is one of my favorites. I love the clean look of the layout and your photography. :D

The A... B... Cupcake project is, of course, brilliant.

So I don't know what you could add!

alissa said...

yeah! congrats!
i love your a-z cupcakes, they always look so tasty!

i looove jellybelly so you better count me in on this one :)

Virginia said...

Alicia, Happy Blog Birthday! I LOVE your cupcake project, think it's the best feature of your blog. Love all your photos too. I have camera envy. xo

Virginia said...

Blogged about it here too ;)

Fiesta Saurus Rex said...

Happy Birthday!
And I am pretty sad I didn't think about the cupcake a to z idea first.



apparentlyjessy said...

Congratulations! I think you have a wonderful blog, the regular features are perfect how they are, and I do so enjoy the ABC cupcake project! Keep doing what you are doing cause I love it! :)

Andrew's Mom said...

I just found your I don't know what regular feature I would like - but I'll make a deal with you - I'll send you a copy of Hello Cupcake (if you want one) and after you receive it - you could pick up a copy of Rachel Allen's Bake for me?? I'm an honest New Yorker! It's not fair not being about to get other books easily.

Anonymous said...

Andrew's Mom - I think you can get that from, I don't think I've seen it here in Adelaide.

Becky said...

This is so cute! I was going to say blog more about the lil bit zoe! But you did! I love the A B Cupcakes - they are always so wonderful! I'm not even a baker and I'm always reading your blog and printing out recipes lol you know for one day when I decide to bake! ;)

Elissa said...

Happy Blogiversary! I am definitely in for this and I gave a little shout out on my blog for an extra entry :)

Loving the ABC cupcake project and I also would like to see a little bit more about your life and Zoe.

Red Boots said...

Yay! One today! I love the baking Mondays, and Friday Flickr. Basically, just keep doing what you're doing because I love it!! x

Mermaid Sweets said...

Happy Blog anniversary. I love your blog, I really love the etsy picks and the flickr fridays. Keep up the great work - its awesome.

Chantel said...

Happy Blog Anniversary :)

I love your blog :)

You can blog the pattern for your cross stitch chicken?! LOL

I especially love your new creative thursdays and that your blog always has so much colour and brightens my day :)