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Celebrating Three Years of Love and Olive Oil

Three years ago today, I took a picture of my dinner. And posted it. And hoped that people would care.

And sure enough, three years later, you really do care. About food. And cupcakes. And kitty cats. And us. The reason this blog is still around and going strong is because of you. Our readers. I am ever so grateful for you, your comments, your support. Because without you, this blog would be little more than a couple taking pictures of their food (not too far off from playing with your food, to be honest). But because of you it is so much more.

I do believe a celebration is in order.

Yes, I actually considered baking a cake. I even toyed with the idea of throwing a birthday bash for a blog. But, alas, our busy lives prevailed, and I decided I’d do something that would directly benefit you: give something cool away.

Block Printed Cupcake Moleskine Notebook

So, to celebrate Love & Olive Oil’s 3rd birthday, I’m giving away TWO SETS of these adorable notebooks to two lucky readers! Each winner will receive one large and one small cupcake notebook, one of each color. These notebooks are unlined Moleskine Cahier journals, perfect for jotting notes, doodles, or recipes.

I’ve been spending more time off of the computer lately, whether it be baking, reading, drawing, or creating. These little notebooks are a result of that creative time. The original intention was to create a notebook in which to write and record my cupcake recipes. My previous system was basically just a series of notes jotted in the margins of other recipes. But these recipes deserved more than just a margin. They deserved their own notebook.

And after a bit of work, a few boo boos, and lots of pink and turquoise ink, the cupcake notebook was born.

I’ve purchased quite a few of these notebooks with plans to print on them, both with this cupcake image as well as others I’ve yet to carve (can you say, dessert notebook series? cupcakes, cakes, doughnuts, etc.) I’m even toying with the idea of setting up a mini-shop of sorts, depending on the interest, to sell a limited number of these notebooks to those who find them as adorable as I do.

Block Printed Cupcake Notebook

TO ENTER: simply leave a comment on this post by midnight (cst) on Sunday, February 21st. Only one entry per person. I will randomly select the two winners first thing Monday morning.

You can also get yourself a BONUS entry by twittering about this giveaway, sharing it on facebook, or mentioning it on your own blog. Simply leave an additional comment with a link to the tweet and/or blog post. One bonus entry per person (multiple tweets won’t get you multiple bonus entries).

Be sure you enter a valid email address, because if your name is drawn and I can’t get ahold of you, I will choose an alternate winner. You may also want to add me to your address book (lindsay AT loveandoliveoil DOT com) for good measure, I’d hate for your congratulatory email to end up in the spam folder.

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  1. 201
    Posted On February 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I’m a bit late, but happy 3rd birthday!

    Having one of these beautiful notebooks would be very nice. I love this site and really enjoy the recipes.

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  2. 202
    Posted On February 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Came for the cupcake notebook, stayed for the recipes. ;)

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  3. 204
    Posted On February 20, 2010 at 2:28 am

    These cupcake journals are adorable! Must have =D

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  4. 205
    Posted On February 20, 2010 at 2:31 am

    Additional entry. Announced your awesomeness via Twitter http://twitter.com/CeciliaRose88

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  5. 206
    Melissa
    Posted On February 20, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Happy Anniversary, I love your site. I aspire to cook like you, its a bit hard with a 4 month old and a deployed hubby!

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  6. 207
    evie garcia
    Posted On February 20, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Cupcakes rule! Perfect size serving of devine delishisness no matter what the flavor!
    Hope to win – and happy birthday!!!

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  7. 208
    elizabeth
    Posted On February 20, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    I love your blog. congrats on 3 years. The journals are super cute :)

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  8. 209
    Tara
    Posted On February 20, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    cupcake notebooks!! yippie!

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  9. 210
    ML
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 7:41 am

    They’re so beautiful! (And your blog is too! Happy blogiversary!)

    Hope I win! :-)

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  10. 211
    Alison
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Your blog has great food and amazing photos!

    Reply

  11. 212
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Congrats on your blog anniversary!

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  12. 213
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    And Nashville Foodies has tweeted about it as well. :-)

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  13. 214
    Meghan
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I just discovered your Blog today…Love it! CONGRATULATIONS on 3 years!

    Reply

  14. 215
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I just found your blog yesterday and made the Tagalongs. Yummy!
    I refer to your recipe and the contest at my vegan baking blog here http://veganbakinguphigh.wordpress.com/2010/02/21/chocolate-peanut-butter-patties/

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  15. 216
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    The notebooks are so cute. Your recipes are delish. I plan to veganize some and adapt them to high altitude.

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  16. 217
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Congrats on this milestone! I love the notebooks…and cupcakes…

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  17. 218
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    And I just re-tweeted about the giveaway! @DomestkAdvnture

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  18. 219
    Mikaela
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    These are so adorable! Happy Birthday :)

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  19. 220
    Paige
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I only found your site about three weeks ago, and I have tried four of the cupcake recipes, and the pho soup (which everyone loved…even picky kids & husband). I love little notebooks, and usually have one or two around. I don’t usually win anything, so I will keep an eye out for when you offer them to sell. I would love one.

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  20. 221
    Emily Lane
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Hello!!
    A friend and I just made your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles toady– They are AMAZING. They turned out really well, though it was hard to get them that way!
    I’d totally love to win one of those adorable notebooks, but if I don’t, I can’t wait to buy one!

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  21. 222
    Emily Lane
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Annnd here’s a link to my tweet about the giveaway!

    http://twitter.com/Saltwater425/status/9454567839

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  22. 223
    Zak Strassberg
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    So emily (comment above) and I made your Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles today, as she mentioned! SO GOOD!. We love cooking together and it would be super fun to start a recipe collection together in them. By the way, we also made http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Noodle-Salad-with-Mango-and-Gingered-Cucumber-106530 which was very good (we added lime juice and chili sauce to make it extra delicious). Check it out.

    Thanks for all your help!
    Zak

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  23. 224
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Such cute designs, and your recipes are mouth-watering! Thanks for the chance to win! :-)

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  24. 225
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm
  25. 226
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Love the cupcakes~!

    Thank you for the chance :)

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  26. 227
    Zak Strassberg
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    And here is the blog post with pics of our truffles and a link to the contest!
    http://zakstrassberg.com/2010/02/21/cookings/

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  27. 228
    Michelle
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Congrats on 3 years! That’s great :) I just discovered your blog recently and am loving everything I’m finding from the recipes to the photos to the layout of the blog itself. Congrats again!

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  28. 229
    Abbey
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I absolutely love your site. Your chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting are to DIE for!!!! My family loved them! Thank you so much for posting, and happy birthday to one of the best blogs on the net!! <3

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  29. 230
    Abbey
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Also, I tweeted about you. <3

    http://www.twitter.com/afish560

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  30. 231
    Kristen
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    So cute! I was just thinking that I need to write my recipes down.

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  31. 232
    Kristen
    Posted On February 21, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I tweeted about you too: http://twitter.com/Kris_G

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  32. 233
    Jen
    Posted On February 22, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Love you site and have tried sooo many of your recipes. They always deliver too. Will rt @thesweetlife_nc

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  33. 234
    Posted On February 22, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Entries are now closed. Stay tuned for the winners! :)

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