A Large Helping of Life

One bite at a time……

Christmas In July Giveaway!! July 12, 2012

I know it is only July but we all know Christmas is right around the corner.

As most of my readers know, I have an etsy shop called Sullivan Bakehouse.

I sell many delicious baked goods.

Mostly cookies.

Who doesnt love cookies?

If you dont love cookies, your dead to me.

Anyways, I have recently been featured in a treasury on etsy.com.

A treasury is a collection of 16 items from Etsy stores.

The treasury I have been included in is called “Christmas in July.”

The item I have in the treasury is my strawberry cookies.

Looks yummy right?

Again, if these dont look yummy to you……dead…….to……….me.

Here are a few of the other items that have been included in the treasury.

Wood Earrings in Shades of Green.

 Felt strawberry, play food

Coral rose post earringsFloral Duo Ceramic Cookie and Clay Stamp

Green Necklace Peridot Crystal Pendant Antiqued Brass Necklace Summer Fashion

Small Reindeer Christmas Stocking white red green

Positive Quote Print, The Best Is Yet To Come, Framed, Green, White.

100 Monogrammed Damask 1 2/3 Inch Labels

There are many more items in this treasury too.

You can check out the complete treasury here.


Be sure to visit this treasury and leave a comment because this whole treasury is going to be given to one lucky person!!!

All you have to do is leave a comment on the treasury page.

Simple as that!

All 16 items will be awarded to one lucky winner!

The winner will be announced on the 23rd.

Happy looking and good luck!!



Faith’s 3rd Birthday! April 10, 2012

Wow, where has the time gone?

I have not written a post in almost 2 weeks!!

So sorry my friends but you know how life can be.

Crazy, crazy, suck every minute out of everyday crazy.

I am so glad to be posting again and it could not be for better reason.

Faith turned 3!

She is such a big girl now.

Such a lively little girl God has given me.

Full of character and joy.

Such a blessing to my life.

Is that not one of the cutest faces you have ever seen.

We had Faith’s party on Saturday afternoon. Her actual birthday was Monday the 9th but my sister and her family came to visit and I thought it would be fun to do it when they were here.

Cousins are the best.

Faith enjoyed spending her special day with her cousin Sophie.

All the boys went with the daddies to go shooting.

So us girls got the party ready.

Faith and Sophie helped with the cookies.

They were working hard to make cute strawberry cookies.

My niece Sophie.

She is so adorable!

 Love that girl.

Concentration at its cutest.

Faith’s and Sophie’s masterpieces.

Faith’s is on the left. I helped her put her green leaves on.

Sophie did hers all by herself.

They did such a good job.

So now the cookies were made and the cake was all done.

It was time to set up her cake table.

Strawberry shortcake was a favorite of mine as a child and I think it is neat that now my daughter enjoys the show too.

Her party was simple but fun and sweet.

“Faith how old are you?” “THREEEEE!!!”

 Faith had strawberry cookies and a white cake with chocolate mousse and strawberry filling with a cream cheese frosting.

It was yummy!

 The kids played musical chairs a few times.

That game is very fun for the children and extremely entertaining for the adults to watch.

The kids were dancing around like the little goof balls they are.

Faith did not win but she sure tried hard.

After musical chairs it was time to dive into the cake.

My favorite part.

First Faith had to blow out her candles.


Within about half a second of blowing out her candles she had already pulled one out of the cake to lick it.

That’s my girl!

After that we all enjoyed cake and watched her open her gifts.

She was spoiled as usual.

She enjoyed all the attention very much.

It was a fun time for us all.

I am glad that I am home in Wyoming and get to have family be apart of my children’s special days.

But most of all I am glad to have a daughter whom I have gotten to enjoy for 3 years.

I look forward to all the years to come.

Praise God for such a wonderful blessing.

My Daughter.


Giveaway Winner! March 17, 2012

First off I want to thank all of my wonderful friends who took a moment to check out my etsy shop and leave me a comment.

I really am so grateful that you all come here to read my ramblings and take a peek at my photos.

This giveaway has been a great way to showcase my shop and to thank all my readers.


I love you all!

And because I love you all I decided that I would give more of you a chance to win a prize!

So instead of 1 winner I am choosing 4!

Well, not me exactly but my children drew the names this morning. (so please look past all the bed head going on)

Let’s see who the luck of the Irish landed on today.

The winners are……

1. Cindy A.- “The Jelly Pockets would be my first choice,

but I honestly would be thrilled to try any of your treats.

Thank you so much for offering such a yummy and generous giveaway!”

2. Homemanager- “I think your Oatmeal Raisin Cookies look and sound delicious!”

3. Dr. Bob – “Pretty much ANYTHING CHOCOLATE.  The “pops” looked drool-worthy.”


4. Jessica B.- “I’m in Canada, can I enter? My favorite would be the toffee I think, but the cake pops look adorable and delicious as well.”

You lucky 4 will be sent the treat you mentioned in your comment.

(Winners please contact me through email within 48 hours to claim your prize. shaneandchelsey2003@gmail.com )

I hope you enjoy the treats as much as I enjoy having you as readers, commentors and friends.

Thank you to everyone who entered!

No worries if you were not picked this time.

There will be many more giveaways to come!

Much Love and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Sullivan Bakehouse Giveaway! March 10, 2012

It time!

A large helping of life’s first ever giveaway!!

It only seemed appropriate that my first giveaway be from my own Etsy store.

I have always wanted to own a bakery and now I do!

Now, I don’t have a cute little shop downtown or anything but I do have my online Etsy shop.

I will take what I can get.

I adore baking, I always have and over the years I have taken some recipes and tweaked them to be my own and to be what I think is more tasty.

One of my favorite recipes is my sugar cookie.

It is thick and soft and yummy.

Especially when you fill it with jelly!

This is my personal favorite from Sullivan Bakehouse.

I decided it was time to thank all of my wonderful blog followers by hosting a giveaway.

A chance to win your choice of 1 item from Sullivan Bakehouse.

That’s right!

Your choice!!!

So here are the rules…..pay attention……


Answer the following question in the comment section…….

What is your favorite item from Sullivan Bakehouse? (click here to look at what Sullivan Bakehouse has http://sullivanbakehouse.etsy.com )

That’s it!

Do that and your on your way to winning a yummy treat!

(Your answer will be your prize if you are the winner)


Only one comment per person…….No cheating….Don’t make me get the spoon!

No comments after midnight on Friday the 16th.

Winner will be selected at random and announced on Saturday morning.


There is one more way to enter!

As a thank you to my current subscribers and to my future subscribers I will add an additional entry.

If you already are a subscriber. Thank you! You automatically have an extra entry.

If you become a new subscriber you will also earn an extra entry.

(To subscribe just enter your email address on the right.)

Good luck to everyone!

Thanks to all my readers!

You’re the best!!!



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