Monday, November 17, 2008

You're Invited

(Posted Dec 1 - For today's cookie swap, go here. Thanks)

Living out here in small town America gives me little opportunity to entertain; therefore, I am holding my very own Christmas Cookie Swap - blogger style of course.

It is that time of year for cooking and baking, and baking and cooking...and cookies just happen to be my weakness. I am always in search of new cookie recipes - you know, the ones that will ultimately add weight on to one's thighs.

So on Monday, December 1st (that's 2 weeks from today, people) post your favorite cookie recipe on your blog, link back to "Bloggin' It From The 'Burbs" either with your own link in your post or you can grab one of the following widgets. Then come back to my page, add a comment and at that point I will have a "Mr. Linky" so that a link to your post will show up on my blog.

And who can hold a party without having some kind of door prize? Certainly not me! So, depending on how many of you decide to join in, I will either draw a name out of a hat (so very official, don't you think?) or get one of those random-number-picker-thingies (don't you just love my non-technical terminology?) and one of you will win this very lovely Southern Living Incredible Cookies cookbook, filled with page after page of mouth-watering cookie recipes and photos. It is the ultimate Cookie Swap. Hope you can join us.







If you'd like, feel free to grab one of the widgets now to post on your blog as not only a reminder but also as an invitation to your readers as well. The more cookie recipes the better!!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you plan on joining in : )

24 comments:

The Happy Mom said...

That's a great idea! I love Christmas cookies and I also love Southern Living cookbooks. I've hosted a Cookie exchange at my house every year during the first weekend in December the last few years, so now I have a huge collection of great cookie recipes. I'll have to figure out which one (or ones) to post.

Have a great week!

Dawn said...

What fun! I'm in! :)

Amber said...

I'M IN!!!! I'm not much of a cook, but I love, love, love to bake. Especially cookies. I bake tons of cookies during Christmas. I may even have to unlock my blog for that day. I can't wait to get a ton of recipes. I'll get the widget later today. At the moment I'm in the midst of laundry, housecleaning, trying to get a grumpy baby to nap, a 3 year old feeding a Baby Alive (making a big mess) and the list goes on. (Of course, checking blogs doesn't really help matters.....)

Great idea, Melinda!

The McDowells said...

Great idea! Count me in!

Stacey said...

Awww Melinda that is such a great idea! I think that since I don't cook I won't be joining in...I want the Cookbook to go to someone who would use it regularly!!! You ladies all have fun with it!!! Maybe I should make my New Years Resolution to start cooking more...hmmmm...

Stacey said...

Wait, tell me how you did the widget thing? With the box to copy the code for other people??? I've been trying to figure out how to do that!!

Melinda said...

I am so glad all you girls will be joining in - hopefully more will as well.

Stacey - I will try and do a post on the widget thingy so that everyone can figure it out. It took me searching the net for days before I finally compiled enough information to do it - in the end it was sooooo simple! If I forget, remind me : )

Devin said...

I'm in! I LOVE cookies! I bake pretty basic cookies, but I'll have to try to find something interesting. Can't wait!

Amber said...

Woohoo! I love th idea! As soon as I find a recipe that I love, ill be posting! Every year I start a search for new Christmas cookies to bake and send off to out of town relatives =) ill be looking forward to seeing new recipes from your readers as well!

Melinda said...

Yay! Devin and Amber, I am so glad you girls are in to. Devin, basic recipes are fine - just make sure it's something good and fattening : ) and Amber, I send out cookies as well at Christmas time.

I look forward to reading everyone's recipe on December 1st!

This Crazy Thing Called Motherhood said...

How fun! I definitely will join in. :)

The Happy Mom said...

Hey Melinda, just wanted to add that I posted your invite and cute widget on my blog, too. Hopefully we'll get lots of great recipes!

Debbie said...

This sounds like fun. I came over from The Happy Mom. I love cookies, all things Christmas, and Southern Living, so how can I not join in? It's also nice to meet you!

Melinda said...

Thanks Happy Mom for adding a post. That was really sweet of you.

And Debbie - it's so nice to meet you too. I am thrilled you will be joining in!

Daniele said...

Sounds great, I am in! I have never done a cookie exchange just an ornament exchange. And I love Southern Living, I have a couple of their cookbooks. Now all I need to do if find a great recipe.

Melinda said...

Glad you will be joining us Daniele! I saw your choc. cake recipe so I am sure you must have a cookie recipe or two up your sleeve : )

Amy said...

I'm in! I have to read your insructions on a widget first. I always wondered how to do that...

Amy said...

Okay, it was easy peasy to add the widget but when i clicked on it, it said the page on your blog didn't exist. Did I do something wrong?!?!

Melinda said...

Hmmm...I will check on it. I am sure it is probably me and not you though : (

Glad you're in!!

Melinda said...

Amy, I am guessing you grabbed the widget from the sidebar. For some reason it is not working. I will try and fix it but for now, grab the one from the post. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for "trying" to post it on your blog...my bad : )

Melinda said...

Okay, it is fixed now. However, Amy, you will have to try and post it again. The previous code was incorrect. Again, my apologies.

Heidi said...

Oooh, I just found your blog tonight, via "blog surfing", can I join the cookie exchange, it sounds like soo much fun!

Melinda said...

Heidi - of course you are welcome! Would love to have you. Thanks for stopping by.

The Monfort 3 said...

Ok...I'm not a pro baker, but love any type of recipe exchange. I'm in!!! Looking forward to lots of yummy cookies! Sounds like fun.