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. congratulations! I wish you 30 more years of success : )

  2. Happy 3 year Anniversary ~ here’s to many more of your yummy recipes. Cute notebooks ~ I especially love the pink one!

  3. My daughters and I enjoy your site very much! Keep it coming!

  4. those are delicious little notebooks! i want one! :)

  5. Congrats on 3 years.

  6. Congrats on 3 years! The notes books are wonderful!

  7. Super cute!!! Would love to win so I can organize all the recipe ideas I have.

  8. Happy Birthday! Love your blog and those little books! I would love to win them! I have so many recipes that I would love to organize in books like that! Pick me!!

  9. Happy Blog Birthday! I stumbled on your site a few months ago and I love to read what you’ve been cooking up! I love notebooks and these are sooo freakin cute! I hope I win!

  10. Happy birthday!
    Found out about your blog on Tasty Kitchen about a week ago and really love your recipes! Can’t wait to try your amazingly beautiful cupcakes and feed/educate my friends: here in Germany cupcakes are still quite a new concept – I’m sure most people would just call them “muffins with frosting”!
    I’m trying to change that!

  11. I just discovered your blog today, and I’m officially in love. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and delicious-sounding recipes–I can’t wait to try some out!

  12. Adorable!! Love the notebooks. And the blog, of course :)

  13. I love your blog and moleskin!
    Keep your good work up!

  14. I just discovered your blog. It is fantastic! Congrats! I love your cupcake recipes, very inspiring! Keep up the good work : )

  15. I blogged about your giveaway here:
    Fingers crossed!

  16. I wish I’d been down since Day 1. It’s taking me awhile to go through 3 years of yumminess!

  17. I could really use something sweet in my life right now! Love these notebooks! They would be perfect to jot down recipes, blog notes, or anything, keeping my fingers crossed!

  18. I LOVE your blog… I have made many of your cupcakes and just adore them! These notebooks would be perfect to keep my recipes in!

  19. I was able to get Girl Scout cookies this year but I may have to try yours too!

  20. how adorable!

  21. Happy 3 years! I love your recipes!

  22. Oh those are the cutest books!

    Congrats on 3 years! That’s great. Love your site!!

  23. Happy anniversary. Would love to be entered for a chance to win! Those notebooks are too cute!!

  24. happy 3 year anniversary!! kudos on the cupcake design. love it! i think it would even make a lovely tattoo! xoxo

  25. Wow, three years! Congratulations and keep up the great work, I love your blog!

  26. Love your website! Those notebooks are adorable! Happy anniversary!

  27. Happy 3rd anniversary!

  28. Congratulations! And may three years be the charm! Those notebooks really are adorable… may they go to someone well deserved :)

  29. Your blog is amazing and I have already tried so many recipes! I would love to win these notebooks as I just filled up my recipe book!

  30. Me! :]

  31. LOVE your blog! it’s basically my bible :)

  32. love your blog and the notebooks!

  33. Happy three year anniversary, I hope there are many more entries on this fabulous blog in the years to come! Those notebooks are adorable!

  34. I just recently discovered your blog and LOVE it! I also happen to love cupcakes, AND… I happen to be an avid journal-er; thus, these little notebooks were made for me!

  35. Cupcake notebooks good enough to eat? :O You guys are my favorite. <3 My first ever recipe I made from this website..broccoli and beef…mmm.

  36. Happy 3rd Anniversary Lindsay! Those moleskine notebooks are lovely; hope I win one! They would be great for sketching out pottery designs or just doodling (which I’m prone to do).
    (And congrats on your new feline addition at the house).
    Love your blog – it’s delicious!

  37. how cuuute!

  38. Your blog’s birthday is my anniversary! Needless to say, I won’t be forgetting it :)

  39. Happy Blogiversary!

    I would love to give these to my little sister who loves cup cakes!

  40. Congratulations! And thank you for all your hard work! Your blog has given me so many great cupcake ideas!

  41. How adorable! And happy 3 years!

  42. congratulations on the anniversary.

  43. Your blog has become an inspiration for me! I never would’ve signed up to take cake decorating classes if I hadn’t found Love and Olive Oil, so thank you =)

  44. Congrats to your anniversary. You have a lovely blog!

  45. Happy birthday. And congratulations on a job well done.

  46. Congrats on three years, Lindsay!

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