Thank you to everyone who entered the Little Leopard Book December Giveaway by “liking” Little Leopard Book and Muffet Bond, Independent Longaberger Manager on Facebook, subscribing to Little Leopard Book and following Little Leopard Book on Twitter and Pinterest! And the winner is…
“People let me tell you ’bout my best friend, She’s a warm-hearted person who’ll love me till the end. Yes she’s my best friend.”
Yes, it took a Harry Nilsson song from the 70’s to describe my Mom. She’s just that much of a classic 🙂
Now you might be asking yourself, why are you talking about your Mom, I thought there was a giveaway going on? Are you giving away your Mom?
No Way! But we have combined our businesses for my first LLB giveaway!
You know at the bottom of all my recipes there’s that nice little blurb about the beautiful pottery I use in all of my posts? Well that blurb will lead you to my Moms Longaberger business website. Longa-what? Yes, Longaberger. If you are not familiar with the brand they are a direct sales company based in Ohio that sells beautiful handmade baskets as well as unique, gorgeous pottery that is microwave, oven, freezer and dishwasher safe.
My Mom began her career with the company when her second little bundle of joy (me!) came into the world. I think she realized from the day I was born that I was going to need a lot of attention (boy was she right!) and she should probably find a job that she could do from home with a flexible schedule!
Twenty-something years later, she is still with the company and I might be her biggest customer! Every new piece of pottery they announce, I feel the need for it, hence the large inventory of pottery I now own!
For my first giveaway on Little Leopard Book I wanted to choose a piece of pottery that I’ve owned for years and that would be practical for anyone to use! This piece is “Grandma Bonnie’s Pie Plate”.
It was part of the original 5 pieces of pottery that Longaberger released in 1990. I own two and have been using them for years to make everything from Meme’s Pink Lemonade Pie (seen above) to Fresh Strawberry Pie and most recently my Chocolate Chip Caramelized Pecan Cookie Pie. I know that some people already own a pie plate, but with the holidays coming around, who really makes just one pie? I know my Mom and I will be making pecan, pumpkin and apple pies for Thanksgiving, hence the need for multiple pie plates!
The dish comes in 7 beautiful colors, which you will get to choose from! Yes, choices, fun! You can view all of the different colors here!
There are 6 ways to enter the giveaway, do all 6, increase your chances to win by 6 times!
- “Like” Little Leopard Book on Facebook
- “Like” Muffet Bond, Independent Longaberger Manager on Facebook
- Subscribe to Little Leopard Book (enter your e-mail address to the right →)
- Subscribe to Weekly E-Mails from Longaberger Manager Muffet Bond by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org with the message “subscribe”.
- Follow Little Leopard Book on Twitter
- Follow Little Leopard Book on Pinterest
If you already do one, some or all of the above, just comment below and let me know, I will add your name to the drawing for each of the above you do (do all 6, get your name added to the hat 6 times!)
Entries will close at 8 am (PST) on Sunday, October 7th and I will announce the winner that afternoon!
Thanks in advance to everyone who participates. I’m so excited to gain a new following of people to share delicious recipes, restaurant reviews and party tips with!
I wish I had one of those cute little t-shirt’s that says “My First Christmas” to wrap around the little leopard book… but I don’t… so I’ll just leave a post so she’ll be able to remember her first Christmas!
This Christmas I’ve re-confirmed 3 things about my life:
1. I have the best family in the world!
2. I love food!
3. Nothing makes me happier than when my friends and family are happy!
The greatest Christmas gift to come this year was the newest addition to my “LA Family”, one of my oldest and best friends first baby boy came into the world just in time for some turkey and mistletoe! I am so excited to welcome him to the family when I arrive back to LA!
I was blessed enough to spend Christmas in Houston with my Mom, Dad, Brother, Aunt, “FSIL” (Future Sister In Law) and 86-year-old grandma! I feel so lucky to still have a living grandparent to spend the holidays with and the highlight of my day was watching her read my blog on my Mom’s iPad!
I hope your holidays were filled with food, friends, family and fun… and remember 3 out of 4 ain’t bad 😉
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Bloggies!