On top of my daily birthday treats, I’ve been receiving pretty snazzy gifts from my friends and family. Normally that alone wouldn’t merit a separate post, but I received a gift the other day from Gamer Psychologist’s two friends (Codename: The Boys). The reason why this is special is that I’ve only met The Boys once. And that was about five years ago when they invited us to a non-traditional Thanksgiving dinner buffet at Golden Corral. Last weekend Gamer Psychologist made an offhand remark about my month long celebration, and The Boys got me a present!
I was so touched that I wanted to do something more than say thank you. Because, seriously, how often do people buy a birthday present for someone they met one time years ago? Anyway, last weekend I purchased a lavender shortbread cookie at the Chicago Food Bloggers bake sale and have been thinking about that cookie ever since. So I made a batch for The Boys as a thank you gift, complete with lavender dyed sugar!I’m also submitting these cookies to Torview’s Purple food palette series!
On a different note, I received some blogging awards! Ryan at Ryan Bakes awarded me The Versatile Blogger Award.
Kathy at Bakeaway with Me awarded me “Awards Galore!”
And finally, Jay at Tasty Appetite has received so many awards on multiple occasions that they must be passed on in batches! Luckily, I was one of the recipients!
I’m honored to be awarded with these because they were given by amazingly talented and awesome bloggers like Ryan, Kathy and Jay. Every time one of these bloggers posts something, it’s so fantastic that I have to comment even when I tell myself, “You only have time to read the post, not comment!” If you don’t have these three bloggers on follow, you’re really missing out.
Because I received these awards, I’m supposed to reveal seven facts about myself. However, that might be over indulgent (*wink*) in light of my own daily birthday treats. So, I’ll forgo that part (this time!) and go straight to passing on these awards to other amazing bloggers:
Chutney and Spice
Cookbook Immersion Project
gatti fili e farina
Greedy Rosie’s Dinner Blog
In Good Taste
Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen
Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide
Saffron and Honey
Savoring Every Bite
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RECIPIENTS!