Hello everyone! I’m taking over while our Latin Lover is on vacations. Last night was the 2013 edition of the Eurovision song contest. If you’re not from Europe you might not know this super kitsch contest. Each Euro country has 1 contestant and we get to vote for our favorite. It’s mostly fun to make fun of the stupid song.
I think the weirdest contestant yesterday was the guy from Romania. Please look at this awesome performance! lol
Anyway he didn’t win
Now let’s talk about OUR winners!
The winners of a Paperback copy of Bare it All by Lori Foster are…
The winner of an ebook copy of Fish Out of Water by Ros Baxter is…
The winner of an ebook copy of Never Too Late by Amara Royce is…
Congratulations to all of you! I will be emailing you shortly. You …
You all know what a baking fanatic I am, so it doesn’t come as a surprise that after a macaron course last week (seriously I made so much tiny bright yellow, peach and rose coloured macarons that the family and friends have been eating them for a week and there are still some left!), I signed up to follow another set of classes taught by professional pastry chefs. The first class was yesterday and we learned how to make pain au chocolat, croissant, stollen, blundel and other breakfast pastries (like the ones pictured on the right). So you can imagine how happy that made the family that for this morning they could have their pick from a whole big box of treats I did yesterday lol
This week we only have 1 lonely winner to announce, and that is
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of any of …
Have you ever noticed that although almost all cultures have a day celebrating mothers this isn’t the same day across the world? In Hungary Mothers’ Day is the first Sunday in May, but I know that just in Europe, the British, the French and even the Belgian celebrate it on a different day.
Here moms are usually given flowers and kids surprise them with small gestures like preparing breakfast (and sometimes even bringing it to bed), and when children are small they usually sing some special songs for the occasion.
So knowing me, you know that besides the flowers there will be some home-baked treats as well
So where you are, when is Mothers’ Day celebrated? And what do you usually do? Are there any specific traditions?
And before I take my leave here are this week’s winners:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of the Service anthology is:
the lucky …
Well if you are curious to know what kind of sweet treat I have baked this week you don’t have to wonder anymore I’ll tell you, I made a selection of triple cookies: some coconutty chocolate chip cookies, cappuccino coconut chocolate chip cookies and chocolate coconut cookies, as you can bet the family loved them and wolfed them down for breakfast, and then asked me to bake a second batch to eat with our afternoon lattes! And now we have some leftover cookies for Sunday as well, so winwin (and the biggest joke of all, people keep telling me that I have lost weight am I on some diet, I just smile (while I grin inside and laugh my head off, sure baking and eating desserts daily does wonders to my silhouette! LOL )
And today being Sunday time to announce …
Lol, you remember my whining for weeks about spring being late? Well it seems it was so late because this year we skipped it altogether and went straight to summer! It is blindingly sunny with 29 C, seriously, everyone is confused not knowing how to dress since it is only mid-April and it feels as if it were late June. So yeah, spending the weekend soaking up the sun in the garden feels like I’m on summer vacation
And here are this week’s winners:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Rebellion by Eleri Stone is:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Hard Way by Katie Porter is:
the lucky winners of the Alex Hughes giveaway are:
Congratulations winners, you have all been notified of your win in e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to …
Yay, spring has finally arrived!! Was about time! I enjoy it so much walking outside in just a leather jacket and soaking up the sun reading on a bench in the park I can’t wait for warmer days when I can finally spend the weekends out in the garden! But until then I’m happy with the sunnier weather and here are this week’s winners:
the lucky winner of a copy of Sinner’s Heart by Zoe Archer is:
the lucky winners of a paperback copy of The Wanderer by Robyn Carr are:
Stephanie @ Love.Life.Read
Congratulations winners, you have all been notified of your win in e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to draw a new winner.
Enjoy your weekend everyone!
Spring still hasn’t made an appearance so I have to do with grey clouds and icy wind, but at least my little sister is visiting, and I try to make the most of it, I so miss her when she’s away studying. So not wanting to waste any more time with you right now (sorry folks ), here are this week’s winners:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of A Fine Romance by Christi Barth is:
Texas Book Lover
the lucky winners of a paperback copy of The Rich Girls Club by HoneyB are:
the lucky winners of a paperback copy of Immortal Trust by Claire Ashgrove are:
Congratulations winners, you have all been notified of your win in e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to draw a new …
After 3 days of non-stop snow (yep, had it up to our knees, spent hours shovelling it grr) it is finally thawing, but now it’s raining cats and dogs and it’s grey, really as if it was still November I’m not happy. I want sunshine and warmer weather *grumbles* Seems this year winter is so stubborn it just won’t leave, grr. Usually we have our Easter egg hunts in the sunny garden, but can’t this year as it’s all wet, muddy and cold. brr. So before I bore you with more grumbling here are this week’s winners:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of No Turning Back by HelenKay Dimon is:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Playing the Maestro by Aubrie Dionne is:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Tin Cat by Misa Buckley is:
Congratulations winners, you have all …
Spring still seems like a faraway dream, it is cold, windy, grey and might even snow again at the end of March! *Stella’s not happy* I’ve had enough of the cold winter weather. I would like warmer, milder weather, more sunshine and finally spending be able to spend the afternoon in the garden soaking up the sun reading. *sighs* And how are you holding up? Are you enjoying the current weather? So before I go and burrow under my duvet, here are this week’s winners:
the lucky winners of a copy of When You Give a Duke a Diamond by Shana Galen are:
the lucky winner of a signed copy of The Witch’s Initiation by Elle James is:
the lucky winner of an ebook copy of Take What You Want by Jeanette Grey is:
Congratulations winners, you have all been notified of your win in …
Hello everyone! I’m taking over to announce our only winner of the week! Spring is on its way but looking out the window I’m having a hard time believing it. Well I won’t complain since it’s leaving me more time to knit all comfy under a blanket *g* At least the snow is gone…for now!
Alright so let’s get down to business.
The winner of our Lorelie Brown giveaway is:
Congratulations! You won a digital copy of one of her books (your choice)
You have been notified of your win by e-mail. You have 72 hours to get back to us, or we’ll have to draw a new winner.
Have a great Sunday everyone!