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Blog Birthday Dessert Table

Five years. I’ve been filling this space with words and pictures for five years now. That’s like, 42 in blog years. We’ve come a long way since that very first post. Five years, 588 posts, 16,130 comments, and dozens of cupcakes later, I decided this was indeed a momentous occasion and we had to celebrate.

With a party.

And cake.

And a fancy schmancy dessert table.

Green Olive Oil-Themed Dessert Table

I’m sure you’ve ooh-ed and aah-ed over Amy Atlas’ dessert tables just like I have. They are beyond gorgeous. Especially for a sugar-lover like me. It’s one of those things I’ve always wanted to do, but never had a reason to do so.

A 5-year blogaversary seemed like a good enough reason for me, don’t you agree?

Green Olive Oil-Themed Dessert Table

I went with a green/olive-oil theme (of course), which did pose a particular challenge. Green desserts aren’t exactly the norm. But they sure are delicious.

Green Olive Oil-Themed Dessert Table

Meyer lemon and olive oil chiffon cake. Olive oil rice crispy treats. Pistachio macarons. Basil lemonade. Matcha and white chocolate sables. Olive oil granola. Inside out cookie dough truffles. And I’ll be sharing the recipes for all of them over the next few days (well, except for the truffles. You’re just going to have to wait until June 5th for that one.)

Green Olive Oil-Themed Dessert Table

But wait, what are those?

Underneath the fake flowers.

Zoom in.

Grocery List Notepads

Party favors!

Grocery List Notepads

Because really, what’s a party without favors?

As a token of thanks, because there’s no way I could have made it this far without you, I’ve got a present for you. Adorable little notepads. Perfect for grocery lists or doodles or sweet nothings or what have you. And I’ve got 100 of them to give away.

*UPDATE* All notepads have now been spoken for! Thanks everyone for emailing. I’ve got my 100 winners, and I’ll be sending out your party favors as soon as I can!

If you don’t get a freebie, don’t fret. I’ve got some more that I’ll be putting up for sale shortly. In cute little sets (one green, one white). I know I personally go through notepads like they’re tissues. Or hair ties. Or mini peanut butter cups. You get the point. You can never have too many, I say! Stay tuned!

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  1. 1
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Happy blogiversary!!!!! ?

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  2. 2
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Congratulations Lindsay and Love and Olive Oil! Can’t wait to see what this next year brings! XO

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  3. 3
    Sarah S.
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Congrats and Beautiful photos!

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  4. 4
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Wa-hoooo! Just sent you my info. But with my luck, I’ll be #101.

    Happy Birthday!

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  5. 5
    Jen Burns
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Congratulations on 5 wonderful years! Beautiful photos as always!

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  6. 6
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Wow! 5 years is like forever in blog-land! Your blog is so beautiful and inspiring. Congratulations! Gorgeous spread :)

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  7. 7
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Happy blog birthday! Refreshing to see all the green, and lovely to hear about your long and fruitful blogging career. Wishing you many more.

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  8. 8
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Congrats on 5 years, Lindsay!! I just sent you my info too, but as Bev said, I’ll probably be right after her, #102 haha..Happy Happy birthday!! Gorgeous pictures..wish I could’ve been there :)

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  9. 9
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Hooray! I’m dying over that table, too. Beautifully done, my friend! xo

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  10. 10
    Windy
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Five years is quite an accomplishment! Congratulations. And I LOVE the green theme!!

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  11. 11
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Happy Anniversary! Love the table! So creative and so green.

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  12. 12
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! The party treats look delicious and I am sure that everyone loved them.

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  13. 13
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! Your table is beautiful and everything looks so delicious!

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  14. 14
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! What a gorgeous dessert table! I can’t even imagine having that many baked goods in my h

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  15. 15
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    *in my house! Sorry (stupid phone) :-P

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  16. 16
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear love and olive oil, Happy Birthday to you.

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  17. 17
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Happy Anniversary! That is so kind of you to give out favors. =) Wow, your setup is gorgeous! Here’s to another 5 years!

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  18. 18
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! :-D What an accomplishment! Yay!

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  19. 19
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    OMG This dessert setup is UNBELIEVABLE!!! I’m pinning like ALL of these pictures…so impressive…happy blogiversary dear! that’s amazing really! so happy for you! :)

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  20. 20
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Happy birthday, Love & Olive Oil! Looks like you had an excellent celebration :)

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  21. 21
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Congratulations Lindsay. Look forward to many more years of your beautiful creations.

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  22. 22
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Love the pictures! great color scheme! Hear is to your next great 5 years!

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  23. 23
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    Five years is epic! Congratulations. What an impressive spread. =)

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  24. 24
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    these are SO cute! love all the gorgeous green and those sweet little notepads. congrats on 5 years, here’s to another 5!

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  25. 25
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Congrats, congrats, CONGRATS, Lindsey! What a lovely celebration for such a sweet anniversary. Cheers to another amazing 5 years!!

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  26. 26
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    This is gorgeous!

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  27. 27
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Soooo exciting!! Happy blogiversary!

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  28. 28
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Happy birthday! :) And what a spread, gorgeous!

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  29. 29
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Happy blogiversary L&OO!!! Love the green!!

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  30. 30
    Meg @ Sweet Twist
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I am so glad you have been doing this for five years. I am hooked on your blog. Happy Blogiversary.

    Great recipes and photos.

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  31. 31
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Happy Blogoversary!!!!!

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  32. 32
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! Blogoversary… Blogaversary… Blogabirthday! Yeah… YAY!

    Thanks for inviting me!

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  33. 33
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Congrats on your 5-year aniversary and love love love the green! Thanks for responding to me on Twitter regarding the notepads. I love your blog and am a devoted reader during my work hours.

    In the future, my dad is a printer so maybe I can help you out with them ;-P Feel free to email me and let me know if you want prices.

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  34. 34
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Happy bdirthday! ;)

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  35. 35
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    yes! happy blogiversary!! It really does take up so much time, and energy, and money, and love to put something like a blog together and keep it going. You’re a supa’ star!

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  36. 36
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Happy Anniversary! Wish I lived near by!!

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  37. 37
    Posted On February 14, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This is SO fun! Happy birthday to your lovely blog.

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  38. 38
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Happy Birthday! Love how that table looks. And love how everything is a divine shade of lime green.

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  39. 39
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 6:09 am

    Firstly congratulations on 5 years…what a huge milestone! Secondly, what a stylish not to mention delicious way to celebrate!

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  40. 40
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 7:00 am

    Congratulations to Love & Olive Oil on 5th Birthday :) .
    You have selected the most wonderful way to celebrate…..loved the desserts and the look of the table. Just Prefect

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  41. 41
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Happy anniversary to your blog!!! Wow, 5 years! You are doing such an amazing job, I love your food. Here’s to 5 more years!
    Magda

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  42. 42
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 9:35 am

    I just recently discovered your blog, and it’s a lovely place to visit. Congrats!

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  43. 43
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Happy 5th birthday! What a great spread of yumminess :-)

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  44. 44
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Happy 5th Birthday! Love all of the green!

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  45. 45
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 10:52 am

    5 years?! That’s incredible. I only discovered you less than a year ago so that means I’ve got 4 lovely years worth of recipes to trawl through :-) Congratulations on your blogaversary and LOVE your lime green sugar table…I want one!

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  46. 46
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Happy birthday!

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  47. 47
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Happy blogiversary Lindsay! Five years is incredible and what a perfect way to celebrate.

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  48. 48
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Happy Annerversary! 5 YEARS! Awesome! I look forward to seeing what you’ll be cooking in the next 5 years!!

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  49. 49
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 12:16 pm

    What a beautiful spread! Love the colors

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  50. 50
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    WOW…in blogging years 5 is totally ancient! Congrats and I look forward to following you for another 5!

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  51. 51
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Happy Blog-day to you, Happy Blog-day to you, Happy Blog-Day dear Lindsay, Happy Blog-day to youuuuuuuuuuuuuu!

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  52. 52
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    So cute! Happy blogiversary! xo

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  53. 53
    Posted On February 15, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Happy blogiversary!! I think this is the perfect occasion for a dessert table. It’s lovely!

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  54. 54
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Happy blogversary! I’m new to your site (late to the party), but better late than never! You party spread is sooooo FINE!!!

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  55. 55
    Resi
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Happy blog-birthday! Will you share your Meyer lemon and olive oil chiffon cake recipe with us? Sounds & looks oh-so-tasty!

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  56. 56
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What a gorgeous photo spread! Happy blogiversary!

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  57. 57
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Congrats on 5 years! That dessert table looks amazing, and the Meyer lemon olive oil chiffon cake is calling my name.

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  58. 58
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Happy blogiversary Lindsay! That cake looks so amazing. That green color is really something!

    Here’s to another five years! :)

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  59. 59
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 11:58 am

    Congrats on the 5 years! You continue to inspire :)

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  60. 60
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Happy Birthday! Our blogs were born less than a week apart, how fun!

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  61. 61
    Posted On February 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!! I love this sweet and well composed dessert table!! Such fun colors! Just perfect!

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  62. 62
    Posted On February 19, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Congrats! This is so beautiful and everything looks delicious!

    xox.

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  63. 63
    Posted On February 21, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Wow…what a gorgeous blog you have here. Happy belated anniversary to your site. I love how it’s all color coordinated. :) Looking forward to following!

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  64. 64
    NiceMatters
    Posted On February 26, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Congrats!! Would you share a how-to on hanging the ribbon streamers? Love this!!

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    • Posted On February 26, 2012 at 1:30 pm

      No how-to necessarily, just cut varying pieces of ribbon and taped them to the wall! :)

  65. 65
    Emily
    Posted On February 27, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Thank you for the notepad! happy blogiversary =)

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  66. 66
    Posted On March 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Congratulations on your blogiversary and hitting a wonderful milestone in your blogging journey! Proud to call you my mentor and friend. Hope to meet you face to face one day soon. Happy Anniversary!!!! :-)

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  67. 67
    Posted On April 12, 2012 at 11:24 am

    You have a beautiful blog! I just came across it and have become a fan.
    I wanted to ask you where you got the notepads made? :)

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