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!
Ding Dong! That middle of the afternoon sound that comes after hearing the loud screeching of a truck outside (be it USPS, FedEx or UPS, we’ll just call them all postmen) and the excitement of knowing a package is coming for me!!! I had that very excitement just yesterday when this little goodie arrived on my doorstep.
And from my favorite company…
Bam! I know when its an arrival from the Longaberger Company it must be new pottery from Mom! If you hadn’t already noticed the lovely pottery used in my cooking blogs, go back and look right now, do it, it’s beautiful! My Mom has run her own business through the Longaberger Company for over 25 years now, although when I was a kid all they sold were baskets, ba hum bug, baskets were not my thing, but luckily 25 years later they now make beautiful pottery and I get to reap the rewards of having an amazing Mom (refer to “Team Mu-Ney”)who sends me the newest, fun dishes for my adventures in cooking! So whats in the box today??
After ravaging through piles of paper I find these little gems hidden in the bottom of the box!
Tapas Plates!!! So shiny and pretty! Oh the spanish tapas that will be served from these little guys, bacon wrapped dates, stuffed mushrooms, bite sized bruschetta, stuffed olives, oh I can’t wait!
If you want to get that mushy-lovey-dovey feeling for your postman maybe you should order your own magical box of goodies from Longaberger! Or maybe you just love my pretty little pottery and want some for yourself! Or maybe, unlike me, baskets are your thing, they have plenty of those too, including the first basket my Mom sold me on to put in my own house…
Yeah, it doesn’t take much to sell me on anything Chargers or Sooners related, but if any of this entices you or you would just like to see my Mom in a picture with a bunch of grown men dressed as bees, check out www.longaberger.com/muffetbond!