Love and Olive Oil

Happy Birthday, Little Blog!

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. 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? :)

  2. 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!!!! :-)

  3. Thank you for the notepad! happy blogiversary =)

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

  5. 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!

  6. Congrats! This is so beautiful and everything looks delicious!


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

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

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

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

    Here’s to another five years! :)

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

  12. What a gorgeous photo spread! Happy blogiversary!

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

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

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

  16. So cute! Happy blogiversary! xo

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

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

  19. What a beautiful spread! Love the colors

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

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

  22. Happy birthday!

  23. 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!

  24. Happy 5th Birthday! Love all of the green!

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

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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

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

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

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

  32. Happy Anniversary! Wish I lived near by!!

  33. 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!

  34. Happy bdirthday! ;)

  35. 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.

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

    Thanks for inviting me!

  37. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!

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

    Great recipes and photos.

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

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

  41. Soooo exciting!! Happy blogiversary!

  42. This is gorgeous!

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

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

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

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

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

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

  49. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  60. 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 :)

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

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

  63. Congratulations on 5 wonderful years! Beautiful photos as always!

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

    Happy Birthday!

  65. Congrats and Beautiful photos!

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

  67. Happy blogiversary!!!!! ?

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