1st Blogiversary & 1st Giveaway!

Happy 1st Blogiversary Chocolate & Wine!

Is it rude to wish yourself a Happy Blogiversary?  Maybe… sorry about that.

One year ago today, I was sitting at my desk at work, searching the Internet for something to make for dinner when I decided to start this blog.  At first, it was to document recipes and photos of the food I make.  From there, it spiraled into a cornucopia of food, fitness and fun.  And I thank all of you for helping it (and me) get to where it is now.  I am more than grateful for how much support I have gotten for this blog over the last year.

For my 1st Blogiversary, I also want to do my first ever giveaway!

I love giveaways.  I follow lots of blogs that are lucky enough (and popular enough) to have companies sponsor them and send them gifts to give away to their readers.  I may not be at that point just yet (it’s coming though… any day now!), I still want to host a giveaway all my own.

So what will be included in this fabulous giveaway?  Some of my favorite things that I’m sure you will enjoy!

1) My favorite pastime.  Baking is one of my favorite things to do so I want to bake for YOU! (You see how I even made up that little rhyme? I’m good like that.)  The winner will have a choice of peanut butter blossom cookies, sugar cookies or multi-chip cookies that I will send to them.

2) My favorite peanut butter.  If you haven’t tried Better ‘n Peanut Butter, this is your chance to get a whole jar for yourself.  Warning: If you like said PB and eat the whole jar, I am not responsible. (Note: Allergic to nuts? Enter anyway and we’ll figure out an alternative together!)

3) A Favorite Book.  Let Me Eat Cake by Leslie F. Miller.  A must-read for food lovers!

4) My Favorite Chocolate.  I mean, it’s only fitting to include this.  It’ll be a surprise to the winner which chocolate I choose.

5) My Favorite Wine….Glass.  Apparently it’s frowned upon by the law to mail actual wine.  However, you will receive a pretty cool wine glass that you can pour your own wine in.  And I’ll tell you what my favorite wine is so you can go find it!

There will also be a few surprises in there that I’ll keep secret for the winner.

Who Can Enter?  Anybody!  As long as you enjoy fun, free gifts, I’d love for you to win!

PLEASE REMEMBER to include an e-mail address that you check on a regular basis in all of your comments!  It would be shame to not be able to contact the person who wins!

Ways to Win:

1) Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment telling me what your all-time favorite food and/or pastime is!

Extra Entries:

1) Follow me on Twitter (@ChocoAndWine) and tweet “I want to win @ChocoAndWine ‘s 1st Blogiversary Giveaway!” Then leave a separate comment telling me you did.

2) “Like” my page on Facebook and write me a separate comment telling me you did.

3) Sign up for Chocolate & Wine e-mails using the link on the sidebar “CRAVING MORE CHOCOLATE AND WINE?”.  Leave a separate comment telling me you did!

Good luck to everyone!  Entries can be submitted until Sunday, September 11th, 11:59pm EST. I will select the winner using a random generator and will announce who won on Monday, September 12th!

58 thoughts on “1st Blogiversary & 1st Giveaway!

  1. I really enjoy your blog. It has given me some geat ideas. I follow you on facebook and read you all the time. Congrats on your blogversery and also going on to follow your dream. I wish you all the success you deverve.
    Keep the ideas comming really enjoy them

  2. Hey babe! Favorite food is tough lol I’d have to say…..pizza? Kinda lame I know but I enjoy a lot of different pizzas lol. Congrats on having so many people read such a good blog, I knew you’d get a lotta followers.

  3. I’ve truly enjoyed reading your blogs…you crack me up and the recipes, some of which I’ve tried ,are great…Keep them coming…..I would have to say my all favorite food is any kind of pasta…and my favorite pastime is watching the SOX!! (duh)…keep up the good work..

  4. All time favorite food is definitely a hard one… Ultimately I think all of my favorites can be subsumed under the category of bread and cheese. So I will go with that. So many wonderful things you can do with them, and they are always delicious. For sure. I could be happy only to be allowed bread and cheese for the rest of my days I think. As for favorite pastime, that’s easier. I love a leisurely afternoon spent baking something new in my kitchen, setting up for and entertaining the people that I care about most, and enjoying each others company over delicious food. Who could want more than that?

    Great giveaway! Happy blogeversary!!!

  5. I loveeee your inside out cheeseburgers, your oreo truffle balls, and everything else you cook for me!!! Ohhh and my fav pasttime is dancingggggg

  6. And now I’ve joined your email list. Wow, I’m impressed with my thorough stalker-like loving of your blog/you in general. Also, I think I should get an extra entry since the picture you chose is my kitchen…and I took it hahaha. Love you bb!

  7. My all time favorite food is mac & cheese! I grew up with my single Dad cooking mac & cheese at least once a week, so maybe that’s where my cheese addiction comes from! 🙂

  8. Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway! My favorite food seems to be season dependent. Right now pumpkin cheesecake is high on my yummy list, as are caramel apples and candy corn. 🙂

  9. Happy blog anniversary. This is one fabulous giveaway to celebrate it with. 🙂
    Favorite food: brownies. (Favorite savory food: pizza). I could alternate between those 2 for the rest of my life and be one happy bee 🙂
    Great meeting you today at The Cottage. Hopefully we’ll sit a little closer next time so we can chat!

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