Reading the comments from my “When did you learn to cook?” post has been a true privilege. If you haven’t done that and need some motivation in the cooking department, there were some motivating stories. My desire was to summarize some of the answers and have them for you today, but they have just kept coming, so I’ll be doing that next week.
A few things simmered through my thoughts and resonated with me. If we didn’t learn to cook til later in life, we wished we had, and if we did learn early on, it was with a legacy of precious memories that have stuck  for years.  Reading the comments made me more passionate about passing this lost art to my girls. Some days I wonder if the hard work is worth it, but judging from the stories I read – it is!
Now on to some party news. I am all about parties, but better yet, I am all about parties with FREE STUFF!

I’m partnering with five fabulous bloggers, Alice.comand BlogFrog to bring you thousands of dollars worth of prizes beginning THIS Thursday. You will not want to miss it.  Ever hour throughout the day, giveaways will be happening – the one I am mourning the most (since I can’t win it) –  three months of house cleaning, not to mention nearly $1,000 in gift cards, as well as tons of other fabulous giveaways on the sites below.
Kelly from Faithful Provisions
Toni from The Happy Housewife
Crystal from Thrifty Mama

Liz from Hoosier Homemade
Jennifer from Tater Tots and Jello
So mark your calendar for Thursday May 6th,  and pop back in here throughout the day. Some of the giveaways are open for a few days, but others will literally only be open for one hour in my Blog Frog Community, so your chances of winning are HUGE! I’m excited about all the fun we’re going to have and all you have to do is click a few buttons. Get those finger muscles ready and set your timer. 🙂
Until this year I’ve always said, ” I never win anything.” But since blogging giveaways make it so easy, I have actually won a few gift cards and it has been SO FUN.
So what about you. Have you ever won anything outright (as in, no conditions…just free stuff)?


If you’re joining in with a link, two simple requests.  Please link directly to your recipe post and not your blog URL. Also, link back here so that everyone can join in the fun. I’m all about fun. :)