Love and Olive Oil

A Winner, a Birthday, and a Big Event

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First of all, congratulations to Hannah, comment #433, who was randomly selected as the winner of the Eat Boutique gift box! Hooray Hannah! I know you’ll love all these fabulous goodies.

And I agree, something made with love is truly the best Valentine’s day treat. :)

For those who didn’t win, the February gift box from Eat Boutique is still available for purchase. You don’t need a holiday as an excuse to buy this fabulous box of artisan treats.

And now for a few other small notes…

I’ve manged to miss something very important for the past few years now, and while I keep saying I’m going to do something big, it just never happens. But I feel like it cannot go unmentioned, because, well, it’s pretty cool.

Love & Olive Oil is officially 4 years old. As of yesterday (or the day before depending on how you calculate the actual first post), I’ve been blogging for 4 years. Which in blog years is a heck of a long time. I feel extremely proud and humbled by this realization. I’ve loved every second of it. Thank you for sticking with me. Here’s to many more years to come!

Secondly, I am so pleased to announce that I will be speaking (yes, gulp! speaking!) at the upcoming FoodBlogForum event in Orlando on April 9th, alongside superstars like Jaden of Steamy Kitchen and Helene of Tartlette. I’m going to be talking about blog design and usability, what elements make up a good blog design and why. If there are specific things you want to know, please speak up! I’d love your input.

If you’re in the area, why not join us? I’m going to need the moral support. :) Registration is open and if you register now, you can get the special early bird pricing of only $99. Quite a deal for a day-long event.

Hope everyone has a fantastic 3-day weekend!

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  1. Congratulations! This is such a wonderful website- I’ve tried many of your cupcake recipes and they were FANTASTIC! Keep ’em comin’! :)

  2. Lindsay – Congrats on four wonderful years of blogging + your upcoming speaking engagement! You are inspiring and amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  3. Congratulations! Times flies when you are having fun right? Looking forward to your presentation and meeting you in Orlando!

  4. Happy 4th anniversary! I’m so glad you’re speaking at FBF – I’m really looking forward to it. You’ll do great! We’ll cheer you on. :)

  5. Happy 4th Blogiversary, Lindsay! So happy for you! And so glad you’re coming down to speak at FBF. I’m so excited about the event and how it came together. Thanks for mentioning it. :)

  6. HAPPY BDAY!! Congrats on your success! Can’t wait to hear a little advice and info from the event….help us little bloggies out! :) Enjoy Florida!!!

  7. Happy 4th Brithday!! Time flies when you’re having fun, doesn’t it?! And GOOD LUCK at the FoodBlogForum event! So wish I could be there…it sounds great!

  8. congratulations!

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