Love and Olive Oil

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. Happy Birthday!

  2. I love your site. I go on every day to see if there’s something new and I love your taste in other blogs. Thanks!

  3. What a cool giveaway and a great way to celebrate. I am a new reader, within the last month, but I absolutely love it! I’m so glad I found you.

  4. I just discovered your blog, and I love it. Thanks for sharing.

  5. so cute. happy 3rd bday love and olive oil. it’s always such a joy reading your blogs!! :)

  6. Too cute…cupcakes are my favorite!

  7. So fantastic. I’ve been stopping in a few times a week for awhile and tried out a bunch of your recipes. You made me love brussel sprouts! Also, my fav recipe (so far) is definately the Go-To Chocolate Cupcakes. So simple, so satisfying. Even without icing! Thank-you!

  8. I’m new to you blog but I love it already. And I absolutely never enter the giveaways cause I never win but I’m going to start thinking positive. This is my first entry. Here goes nothing :)

  9. Love your recipes and blog. Thanks for offering the contest. Very sweet of you! I tweeted your contest:

  10. And just tweeted about it. (Just learned out to find the url for that!!)

  11. Shucks!! These beat the heck out of the spiral notebook I have been using. Adorable.

  12. Congrats on three years! Love your blog! Super cute notebooks too!

  13. Would love to win the cupcake notebooks!

  14. So adorable. Congratulations x

  15. Nice! Love your blog.

  16. Congrats on 3 years! and kudos on fabulous photography. I’ve followed your blog for about a year and have made a number of recipes, sweet and savory. Thank you also for including a lot of vegetarian and vegan recipes!

  17. Those notebooks are so cute! You’re so creative, and I really appreciate the vegan recipes. Thanks for three years of a great blog!

  18. Adorable journals, please!!

  19. Your blog has inspired my interest in food photography! Your pictures are gorgeous…and best of all – you’ve got the recipes to back them up. ;) I love that you live such an “out-of-the-box” lifestyle. My boyfriend and I want to open our own online business, and spend each and every day working together. People think that we’re crazy for wanting to spend so much time together. You’re proof that it can work!

  20. Seeing those little cupcake notebooks in my blog reader made me happy! :)

  21. Love your blog!

  22. These are sooo cute! I think a slice of pie would be really cute, also. You should sell them on etsy!

  23. three years is a wonderful accomplishment–congrats, and let the good times roll. :)

  24. Congrats on 3 years! Keep up the good blogging!

  25. congrats! just subscribed this week. :)

  26. In spite of the linguistic barrier, I love to read your blog !! Congrats on 3 years !! As we say in french “BON ANNIVERSAIRE” !!
    From France…

  27. Lindsay – Absolutely adorable notebooks!!!! Love your blog!!

  28. Adorable!! I would LOVE one.

  29. Good Morning Lindsay,
    When I saw these I thought too cute and they are a definite contender for a series of notebooks like you said in your post.

  30. I love your blog, love the pictures with all the recipes. It’s just my husband and I and I love your recipes to change our menu up a little bit. I just made the mushrooms with the basalmic glaze (don’t know if I spelled that correctly) last week and we loved them. Congratulations on three years and thanks for all the great recipes!!!!

  31. Oh my goodness those are so cute. You’ll have a lot of comments so the chances of winning are slim however if you do decide to sell some on Etsy or something please update us because I’m sure a lot of us will want to buy some!!

  32. baking and doodling are my two favotire things, how did you know??

  33. Wow, I guess Lindsay knows how to generate publicity! Your recipes are solid, girl, and I have ever so many more in my queue…

  34. I just made your Tofu Noodle Toss with Taylor’s Kick-Butt Peanut Sauce for dinner last night, and it was amazing! My roommates and I loved it, and we’re definitely going to turn it into a staple meal.

  35. I love your blog! I just enjoyed a few days worth of chocolate chip cookie dough truffles:) They WERE awesome! Now I need more – a little addictive I must say:)

  36. I love your blog! Everything looks so good! I just wish I had the time to make it all. Happy Birthday to your blog!

  37. You have such a lovely blog. I made your recipe for the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles and my family loved them! I can’t wait to see what other recipes you share with us.

  38. I love all these giveaways you do :-)

  39. Beautiful blog, beautiful notebooks – what a treat it would be to jot my recipe ideas and sweet treat inspirations in these! Thanks for thinking of your readers!

  40. I so love your blog. I would love your note pads so I could write down all my sweet ideas and get creative, you are very inspiring to me.

  41. I really enjoy your blog and the great recipes you share with us! Great give away, thanks!

  42. Notebook please!

  43. I found your blog a week ago and I have loved it! I can’t wait to try all of your recipes!

  44. I also posted a comment and your website on my facebook page. Looking forward to you being on FB!!

  45. Happy 3rd Birthday!!!

  46. I discovered Love and Olive Oil a little under a year ago and love it not only for the fabulous recipes, but also for the humor and beautiful pictures. Your posts always put a smile on my face, and that is a rare gift. Thank you!

  47. Oh gosh, how sweet. Happy birthday!

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