Sunday, September 27, 2009
Pay It Forward (A Contest!) and Mosaic Monday
A little while ago I entered a contest and won a very special Pay It Forward Award at Kate's great blog, A Spoonful of Thyme. I received a wonderful box from her yesterday and want to share the wonderful things she sent. Stick with me til the bottom..you have a chance to win to!
3 of the items are great local products from her area of Bakersfield, CA. The hamburger sauce is from an old drive in restaurant now close..but the sauce lives on. The jelly WILL be tried tomorrow..love the fact it has pepper flakes in it. The candy is from a local confectioner called Dewars.
and OMG I think I have a new favorite candy. The one I liked best (although they were all excellent) has a creamy taffy outside and a peanutty inside. Awesome!
I love the fact that the fourth gift was purchased from an internet Etsy shop. I think it's great to support the online community! Can you believe how cute this Fizzy Cupcake is? The top is soap, the bottom is a fizzy bomb. I am one of those people that likes to use my gifts immediately..so the fizzy bottom is history....I took a nice long bath this afternoon.
Here's the pretty label.
Thank you so much Kate for all of the gifts you sent. I know you put thought into each one and they are all greatly appreciated. I love your blog and am thankful you are a frequenter visitor to mine as well. Amazing how small the world really is..we are all just a link away :-).
It looks like this Pay it Forward thing has been going on for a while..I tried to trace it back through the blogs and it seemed endless..which is a good thing! It's a way to pay other bloggers back for all of the great recipes, inspiration, photos, crafts, tablescapes, interior design tips, etc that are shared here online. So in return for all the good I've received from the blogging community, including this wonderful box from Kate, I am going to pay it forward within in the next 365 days to two randomly selected people that make a comment on this post. There is ONE catch though. The catch is that the person who is selected must have a blog and must be willing to do the same thing!!! What you Pay Forward is up to you. To enter this contest please leave a comment on this post by 9pm Pacific Time on Monday, October 5th, 2009.
Here's my little Pay it Forward Mosaic. Go check out all of the other great Mosaic Monday contributions at Little Red House. And how about a bonus one because all of this Pay it Forward talk has me feeling generous hehe. Some floral fall color from my yard.