Thursday, October 16, 2008

1 Year...And A Giveaway!

Well, it has been one whole year since I started this blogging adventure. One year! I wanted to start blogging long before, but I was apprehensive about the whole thing. I wasn't sure about putting myself "out there" for the whole world to view. Granted, I don't have a thousand hits a day (I'm lucky if it reaches the into the twenty range), and I usually post the better parts of my life, which tends to glamorize my existence and not the nitty-gritty of everyday living. But, still the thought of putting my life and my work on the web for the world to see was a bit intimidating. I overcame my fears, though, and jumped into the enormous world of blogging, and here I am...one year later...loving this whole process. And, like I said, if no one ever read my blog, I would still post. This is an outlet for me, a journal, it's my memories, it's something I want to be able to look back on as my life presses forward. So, I'm celebrating a year's worth of memories posted.

And how do I celebrate? I usually treat myself to something edible...a chocolate chip cookie perhaps. (Any excuse to have dessert!)

AND...in celebrating, I wanted to share my excitement with you. So, my friends, I'm having my very first giveaway! The winners will receive a signed print of one of the following paintings:





What do you need to do? Just tell me your favorite dessert, drop it off in my comment box, and the winners will be randomly selected next Thursday!

So, I'll start...my favorite dessert is fresh baked chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

xo

Nessa Dee

26 comments:

cassy said...

Yellow cake and chocolate frosting - from a box and a betty crocker tub. I know it's crazy when there are so many good desserts out there, but it reminds me of my mom. She'd make one for me every year for my birthday and two weeks ago was my first birthday without her, and it made for a very sad day. Think I'll go make myself a yellow cake with choc frosting...

On a happier note, I just stumbled onto your blog from your cute Illustration Friday post, and I love it! Congrats on 1 year! I'm just starting and finding inspiration in those who've been doing it longer. Yours is great! (And I also have a dog related etsy store - www.thegoodlifesf.etsy.com)

mindy~ree said...

although I can't bear to think about food right now (you read our stomach bug post)...my favorite is...well really anything sweet! I have such a sweet tooth! But for the sake of picking one thing...I will say something we call "Kenzie cake"...it is a box cake that my mom "doctors" up to be REALLY good!! You poke holes in it and pour in this really sweet mixture of stuff (I have never really made it myself!) and it makes the cake super moist and you put cool whip as the icing! It's YUMMY!!!! (Even coming off a stomach virus it sounds good!) We call it "Kenzie cake" because before I had any of my children now I was pregnant with a baby that I lost. To celebrate me finding out I was pregnant my mom made the cake (I can't even remember what we called it before then) and I had wanted to name the baby McKenzie and call her Kenzie if the baby was a girl of course...so we called the cake Kenzie cake in honor of that baby...and then a couple weeks later I lost that pregnancy. We still lovingly refer to that cake as Kenzie cake though and I always think about that sweet baby every time we eat it!!! Here I am 3 healthy babies later and so grateful for the gift of my children...every year we celebrate with a kenzie cake!

HAPPY BLOG-AVERSARY! ;)

Anonymous said...

Well here are mine in catagories:

Favorite cookie-snickerdoodle

Favorite family dessert-butterscotch stuff

Favorite cake-Red Velvet or homeade cheesecake

What can I say I take after my dad in having a sweet tooth

Jenna said...

Ok, mine is the anonymous one, I don't know what happened.

sdzsmith said...

Hi -

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Favorite Dessert? Oh where do I begin. I could probably give you quite an extensive list. So, I'll spare you and just say that at work I usually like to stop by Cookie Cookery for some white chocolate chip cookies. However, since I've become pregnant again, baby seems to prefer a stop at the Sees Candy counter - soft centers with nuts on the inside, milk chocolate on the outside. YUM! I think this baby has "higher tastes" than the rest of our family is acustomed to.

Abby said...

Favorite dessert: ice cream. Esp. gelatto. It was a must when we were in Europe!

Aunt Donnie said...

Favorite dessert is chocolate chip cookies with extra chips and pecans, then cheese cake and then anything chocolate. I think I would work for chocolate.

Love ya and your blog

Aunt Donnie

Kay Aker said...

Favorite desert -whipped cream plain

My Life as a Davis said...

Nessa Dee, you're my blogging hero!

Thanks for allowing us to sneak a peek at your family's fun.

Ice cream - any variety, crunchy, but never coffee-flavored. That and a good snickerdoodle.

I'm especially fond of the dragonfly. :)

-Christie

quitecontrary1977 said...

My fave dessert is cheesecake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jack said...

Since I haven't had ice cream and can't get it here, I would say that my favorite is Maggie Moos Better Batter Ice Cream w/ Choc Chip cookie dough, oreos, and brownie's mixed into it. Yum!

Tammy said...

Today my favorite dessert is a rich, warm chocolate brownie with vanilla bean ice cream on top and this great homemade butter sauce topping. It is pure heaven!

I am so glad I found your blog! Happy one year! I love your art work and your pictures. So thanks for sharing your life.

Susan Roeder said...

My favorite dessert? Oh my, that would be like asking you who is your favorite child? Being a woman from the South, I must mention banana pudding. Being a traveler, I must mention real Italian cream cake and South American tres leches cake. Being a Roeder, I must mention any variety of brownie native to this planet. And being my mother's daughter, I must mention my greatest regret in life was not learning to make her renowned apple pie while I still had her with me. My closest facsimile, served warm with ice cream, though, does usher me closer to her presence with sweetness.

vivi said...

darn... am i too late? i'll give it a go...

i love fudge! any kind of fudge. it is so sinful, but oh so yummy.'

PS.. had fun partying on Sat. Yooza crazy girl, dear one! wish you and J lived closer

Rick said...

I just happened to surf by at the right moment. So, for a chance at one of your very nice prints... I love my wife's apple pie. NO ONE bakes an apple pie like her. And with ice cream! Oh, now I want some.

Love you stuff. I'll have a 2 year anniversary giveaway on my blog come January.

yoon see said...

Hi Nessa Dee,
I just love sweet corn pudding.
I have posted it about 2 weeks back on my blog.
Again, Blessed 1st Blogging Anniversary! Continue your great effort Nessa:)

Love,
yoon See

Carli said...

hmm...I have to say tiramisu, but turtle cheescake is a close second.

p.s. great to see you & Jonathan Saturday. I think it's safe to say (and maybe an understatement) that everyone had a great time.

Vickie said...

Wow. I like your blog and your art. I don't know how I've missed your Illustration Friday posts in the past. I'll check in again. My favorite dessert is a real good chocolate cake from scratch, topped with chocolate ganache. Congrats on one year of blogging.

Anonymous said...

I love Flan! Thanks for sharing your blog and best wishes on your one year birthday!
Julie K.

princesstomato said...

tossup between carrot cake, cheesecake, and PIZZA!!! yum!
:)
congrats on your ONE YEAR!

teri

Carli said...

I love dark chocolate. my favorite is italian hot chocolate or chocolate mousse or chocolate covered strawberries or chocolate cupcakes. I don't know it is too hard to pick just one. I love your entry for this weeks IF topic. Beautiful!

Ria said...

Dessert? Oh, boy...it's very hard to choose one of favorite. But if you insist,... Vanilla ice cream! It can go with anything, right?..waffel, dark chocolate brownies, oh, anything.
Congrats on your 1st birthday blog! I just know it today, surely will come back. Your blog is gorgeous. Your dragonfly too.

cathyjune said...

homemade mocha brownies... "mrs. fields" recipe. They have chocolate chips, almond extract & coffee inside, then they're topped off with chocolate glaze and sliced almonds on top... yum!

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Layer cake, particularly chocolate layer cake. Seven layers, preferably. I had the perfect chocolate layer cake once. Just once. I'm still searching for another one like it. Mmmmmmm.....now you've done it. Gotta go find me some cake!

Kristi Valiant said...

Oh, I don't think I could pick just one. I'll say chocolate molten lava cake from a Master Chef's restaurant where I used to work in college, creme brulee from the same restaurant, and my mom's homemade pumpkin pie. Oh, and coconut chip ice cream from Graeter's. Mmmm...

Sara said...

Strawberries with white cream! :-9