Monday, January 31, 2011

Welcome One and All

Lisa at A Whimsical Bohemian is hosting this beautiful event
I am so excited to participate. This is a chance to meet great new friends from around the world and I am ready to get started.
A little about me and this blog. I am a work-at-home-mom. My son is 3 1/2 and the love of my life. While he is in preschool, I work for a social network that is specifically designed for kids to interact without the worry of online predators. I really enjoy giving kids the opportunity to enjoy some online interaction in a safe environment.
This blog was started because I love to bake. It gives me great joy to bake pretty cupcakes or treats, and share them with my family and friends. After watching the movie Julie/Julia, I thought I would take the concept and start baking one new cupcake recipe per week. I have been finding them in books and on great websites and beautiful blogs. There is so much inspiration out there in our virtual world. People come up with the most delicious recipes! I am yet to find one that I don’t love!
For coming over and meeting me, I am offering a door prize. Since I love to bake, I am offering a set of my favorite tools (these are mine, yours will be brand new and in packaging):
Measuring cups and spoons, mini baking cups and 4 professional icing tips. These tips make the best swirls!
All you have to do is leave me a comment and once the contest is over on February 17th, I will pick a winner with Please leave your email so that if you win, I will be able to get in touch with you for your mailing information.
I really appreciate you stopping by my little part of the internet. Thanks for joining me!


  1. I love cupcakes too! I am one of your newest followers.

  2. Oh, those tips look like they will make wonderful icing designs and who doesn't love a cupcake :)

  3. I hope you are enjoying the OWOH. I know I am. You've got a great blog and such a wonderful prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win. It's so good to meet you! Hugs!


  4. Wonderful blog!
    Fantastic Giveaway!
    I am so excited to have new friends...come see me at


  5. I love baking and cake decorating! Great to meet you!

  6. Nice to meet you through this OWOH event. Terrific giveaway. I could really use them.

  7. Lovely giveaway! I just love to bake. Nice to make new blogging friends.

    Irma :)

  8. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well. or #230 on the OWOH list.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw.

    Hugs, Gayle
    my blog:

  9. Great idea for an OWOH giveaway!
    Please stop by my blog (Art of Humungous Proportions) to enter my draw too.

  10. ´*•.¸★♥★¸.•*´*★*´*•.¸★♥★¸.•*´
    Have a wonderful week of surfing with friends!!

  11. Suh-weet! Awesome giveaway, please enter my name in the drawing.


  12. Oh how delightful! I love to bake, too...and my husband loves it when I do.

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  13. Baking is one of my fav things - what a great prize. Happy OWOH Stefanie from Cologne

  14. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  15. Ela, Wow, wow.. such a YUMMY give-away!! I love cake, muffins,... al those sweet things!! Someone, somewhere is going to be very happy with your lovely give-away... I can only dream it's me! :)

    OWOH is a great trip around the (blog)world! I enjoy it!

    Sweet greetings from Belgium,
    Saskia :)

  16. Just found your blog trough OWOH and a new follower! Please enter me in your give away! I am also participating in OWOH :)

  17. Hello,
    I'm hopping around the world tanks to OWOH !!!
    Love your prize,cupcakes are my best friend :)) I would looooove to win.
    Thanks for the chance.
    Lots of greetings from Belgium.

  18. Very cool, would love to be entered into your giveaway. Enjoyed my visit.

  19. such a beautiful giveaway!! count me in please.

  20. I love to bake! Great gift idea! I enjoyed visiting your blog, and I hope you will visit mine, too (#307).

  21. Great giveaway! Please count me in!

  22. I love your blog. Cupcakes are such a treat, one of my greatest childhood memories. I too was inspired by Julie/Julia, but to paint and post my progress on my blog. That's not exactly what has happened, but the blog is fun and I do try to paint. Please come for a visit.
    Edge of the Woods Studio
    (OWOH #313)

  23. Thank you for the generous giveaway!

    Please visit if you get the opportunity as I am also participating:

  24. What a great giveaway.
    Please include me in your drawing.
    Thank you.

  25. I love to bake and I love your giveaway gift!

  26. What a cool set - it would help me to bake with U.S. recipes as we don´t have those cup measurements here in Germany ... So please count me in and hop over to my blog for a visit!

  27. Great idea! I love to cook, but don't much to use!

    goodasgoldie at yahoo dot com

  28. great giveaway!
    Greetings from Canada!
    Come visit me at #336 Shimmer & Tulle.

    I have a friend who is also a blogger and she kind of did the same thing -- after watching the julia/julie movie. She has a great blog, great pics and great recipes....

    I now follow you....looking forward to many yummy cupcakes.

  29. Please enter my name in your giveaway- I love to bake!. I plan on checking out your blog more thoroughly!

  30. Neat Giveaway! Please put me in the pot for your OWOH Door Prize!
    Thank You,Tee

  31. What a lovely blog. We love cupcake baking and decorating. My sis always wanted to open a cupcake bakery. She still dreams about it at times. Please count me in for your drawing.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  32. What a wonderful giveaway! I make lots and lots of cupcakes for my 3 grandchildren age 5, 4 and 3. Please put my name in your hat and come visit for a chance to win a mermaid doll. I'm #253 on the list. Lisa

  33. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is really yummy.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  34. Fantastic Giveaway!
    Count me in please.

  35. What a great giveaway! I'm always having to convert cups to metric so it would be nice to have a measuring set in cups.

  36. This is my first even OWOH event and I'm having so much fun discovering great blogs like yours from around the world! Ooh, you're a girl after my own heart with all these yummy cupcake recipes goin' on! I would love to enter your giveaway and will definitely be a loyal follower from now on!

    If you have time, please stop by mine (#347 on the list) for a chance to win one of my handmade sterling and glass European big-hole charm beads too.

    Thank you so much! *Ü*

  37. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  38. I need measuring cups & I love the red!

    Please come by my blog and my OWOH giveaway as well. I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

  39. What a fun blog concept! I'm a cupcake lover and baker myself! I was pretty excited when I saw your giveaway:)I'm going to keep up with you to catch some cupcake ideas!

  40. ¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨¨¨°º©©º°¨
    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  41. One World One Heart Blog Hop is lots of fun, it is a pleasure to visit the blogs of so many wonderful artists.

    please put me in your drawing, and then, Please stop by my blog .

    Hoopie OWOH 2011

  42. what a great idea for a blog. I will be following your posts.

    I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . I hope I am lucky enough to win.
    please check out my blog

  43. So very nice to meet you, I love visiting all these wonderful blogs and seeing what everyone is working on, there are so many talented people here..

    Please enter my name in your lovely drawing
    Bonnie in Florida

    Visit my blogs
    # 566 and # 567

  44. Yum cupcakes! Count me in!

  45. A great foodie gift. Thanks for the chance to win. Please pop over to my blog and enter mine #636

  46. What a great prize! Happy OWOH, nice to meet you :)

  47. This is a good idea to challenge yourself. I'll bet you have come up with some wonderful recipes for cupcakes! Please add my name to the draw as I love to cook and bake too. I'm at number 92.

  48. Hi Ela, so lovely to meet you! I also love to bake and trying out new recipes. Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win those kitchen tools:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven’t done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  49. I'm starting to bake again so these will come in handy.

  50. Hello from Thailand! I love the concept of your blog! I'll have to linger a little bit more and find some delish cupcakes!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (@) gmail (d0t) com

  51. Mmmm. cupcakes.........

  52. wonderful giveaway! my kids love to bake cupckaes with me all the time! they help with the sprinkles =)

  53. Wonderful blog and giveaway!
    Please count me in and stop by #358 to enter my giveaway!
    Best Wishes,

  54. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - yummy, you have made me hungry, I think I will bake something today!! Glad to meet you as I take my slow journey around the world...
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  55. What a great prize, would love a chance to win
    Thank you
    OWOH #618

  56. Your blog is making me very hungry!
    binafan at hotmail dot com

  57. Dig this! I love to bake even though I don't really like that many desserts! I give them to the mailman, my son's preschool teachers (my little guy is going to be 4 next month), anybody that wants to eat them! I have a really great vegan cupcake recipe on my blog- I made them when AJ turned 3 because one of his friends is allergic to dairy and nuts. I was shocked by how awesome they were. I'll send you the link. :) Shooting stars to you from Wisconsin! Visit me at #517!

  58. Who doesn't love cupcakes! Great prize.

  59. Those tips would sure come in handy for my daughter's 5th birthday party in May! I'll be frosting lots and lots of cupcakes :)

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Cameron #83


  60. I love backing, although I do not seem to do much of it lately.
    I am going to follow your weekly recipes, so I hope to get inspired again.
    Warm regards, Sonja (#785)

  61. what great gift items for the kitchen!
    please come visit my blog #30 on the list!
    warm hugs & blessings from Montana!

  62. Oh you have such a wonderful blog and great give away! I shall have to keep my fingers crossed! Visit me too #220 needlewings at

  63. Wow! Your door prize is wonderful!
    Awesome! I’d love to be a lucky winner!

    Oxana from Moldova
    fancyscrap at

  64. I loved reading about your job and I admire that you are providing a safe environment for preschoolers. I love the kitchen goodies you have chosen for us, too. I'm number 11 and hope you drop by. My contact information is on my profile page.

  65. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha

  66. I am your newest follower. I am intrigued by your cupcake challenge. the french toast with maple frosting sounds good. Please enter me in your giveaway. Looking forward to what you will be making next week.

    mia at

  67. I share your love of cupcakes. Please count me in on your giveaway. And visit me at Salt & Light #663.

  68. What a great prize. P;ease enter me in your giveaway.

  69. Hello. So very nice to meet you. I love your idea of giving baking aids. How super! Please enter my name into your drawing.

    I would love it if you would stop by my blog for a visit. I am #78 on the OWOH participant list. *hugs*,

  70. How cool Ela! just tonight I was watching a cupcake challenge show on foodnetwork, no idea you could be so creative with cupcakes!
    cathyguitarteacher-01 at

  71. fun giveaway! love the baking tips! please enter me in your giveaway and come enter mine!

  72. how sweet! thanks for the chance and nice meeting you too :) mary ann

  73. Fantastic giveaway! So nice that you provide a safe place for kids to interact! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  74. Nice, Ela! What a fun blog!
    Happy OWOH to you!

    Stop by and visit me, if you get the chance--I'm OWOHing, too!

    trishatoo at hotmail dot com

  75. Your giveaway is so wonderful!!! I would love to win something so useful! I love to bake too ^_^
    Thanks for the chance to win :D

    Come to enter my giveaway if you have time!

    Hugs !!

  76. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  77. Oh that is fun! So nice to see you and your blog on my journey around OWOH 2011. Enjoy the rest of OWOH. Kim (No. 724)

  78. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  79. Hello! I am just flying in from OWOH. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and pop on by my blog if you would like to enter my OWOH giveaway. You are most welcome to visit my blog any time. :) I love visitors. :)


  80. fabulous give-away...count me in. Enjoyed your blog - thanks for sharing! Hope you can visit me at 662


  81. Hi, I'm having a delicious visit.

  82. Hello from Iowa, it's nice to meet you! I enjoyed stopping by your blog and would love to be entered in your giveaway.

    Donna #792

  83. Hi,
    i just bought a cupcake oven tray, so i was so excited when i saw your blog.
    i will be trying your recipes.
    a big hug from Spain.

  84. love to bake

    thank you

    chocolate and croissants at yahoo . com

  85. Hello from Oregon! Thanks for allowing me to peek around in your blog and join in on your giveaway. Little kid, cupcake making mom. This sounds like a house I want to be in! Thanks for the chance to win.
    Please feel free to come to my blog and enter my giveaway also.
    :) Gale OWOH #473

  86. I hope you are having as much fun with One World One Heart as I am this year!
    Thanks for the opportunity to come and visit your blog... I have been thinking of buying icing tips for decorating goodies for our handfasting in april
    If you get a chance stop by my blog and check out my giveaway
    I am number #25
    trinaxxl (at) yahoo (dot) com

  87. I looooovvvvve CuPCAKES.
    It is so wonderful to meet you and visit your lovely little part of blogland. I would love to enter your OWOH giveaway. How wonderful. Please drop in for a visit during your journey.
    wishes and whimsy
    WeNdy from WonDErLand

  88. I would love to be included in your wonderful drawing, if you get a chance to stop by my blog is #809

  89. Cool idea for a blog and a great giveaway! I love to bake. If you would like a chance to win a book with ideas for making Cake Pops, stop by my blog at OWOH 760.

  90. Me please, pick me. I'm not a big baker like you, but I do have kids so I am measured by the Bad Mummy scale if I don't.

  91. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  92. Ooooh gorgeous blog candy. Thank you for the chance to win!I love making new friends and your blog is beautiful.
    (my email is in my profile)
    Greetings from Russia,

  93. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  94. Ooo I love and can always use new baking stuff! Count me in please!

    Rayna - Minnesota
    northstarshetlands AT
    OWOH blogger #836

  95. Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OHOW giveaway:

  96. Oh how I love to bake....and especially cupcakes :) So nice to meet you and find your blog! Take care, Michelle of HippieDog #15

  97. LOVE your blog! This is fun! Please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  98. Cupcakes are the most adorable and delicious dessert! I would love that kit to bake up some mini pretties myself!
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011. Pop by my blog, #51, if you get a chance.
    hugs from ON, Canada

  99. Greetings from the mountains in western North Carolina. You have an awesome blog and giveaway. I am having so much fun checking out OWOH participant's blogs.

  100. Greetings from Louisville, KY - USA
    Nice to meet you and visit your blog.
    Winning your give away would be awesome!
    Thanks for including me in your drawing..Come visit me, I am playing too.

  101. I just bought a pastry bag with 4 tips a couple weeks ago. My kids love my homemade cakes but the visual appeal isn't the best...frosting isn't my strong suit. I'm definitely going to follow your blog so maybe I can learn a thing or 2.
    Thanks for the chance at your doorprize!
    Stop by my giveaway as well.

  102. Isn’t this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating… please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll visit me too (if you haven’t already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  103. Hello from beautiful NW Arkansas! It's nice meeting you! Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to enter mine, too (if you haven't already.) #215 on the list.

    Warmest Regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  104. Hello! I'm so glad I found One World One Heart and was able to visit your blog! I'm pretty new to the blogging world and I love seeing the different ways of blogging. I hope you will check out my blog and maybe find something useful there. I'd love to be entered for your door prize, thanks for adding my name to the list!

  105. Hello it is nice to meet you. Who doesn't like cupcakes??? LOL I would love to win your prize.

  106. I loved that movie!!!! also have a soft spot for cupcakes too. It was so nice to stay awhile and enjoy a coffee with you. If you get the chance I would love you to visit me downunder (Australia) so I can return the favour. #819

  107. ust flying in from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this event fun? Please enter me in your drawing - I would love to win these. I just got some cutting files for my Silhouette to cut designed cupcake wrappers...I could wrap these little babies with cutouts and they would be so cute...and yummy. (stampgram AT yahoo DOT com )
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  108. I love to bake cupcakes and would love the prize you offer. Your blog is so cute and I will come back often.

  109. Hello. I learned of your site via the OWOH Event.I discovered the vent a little too late to enter but I am hoping around to see the amzing blogs and work that have been shared.I would enjoy a visit from you @! I am following you here!
    I am hosting a giveaway of a beautiful bracelet from Bridal Bling! Please take a peek and enter my giveaway! Thank-you!

  110. From the Florida Gulf Coast
    I am entering for my daughter Melanie, she had wanted to participate in this year's event, but a fire changed her plans... I thought I would surprise her and do this for her..
    Visit the site I set up for her on my blog #579.. and enter her name in the contest, thank You


  111. thanks for being a part of OWOH so that we could find you! i'm enjoying your blog this afternoon and look forward to spending a lot more time here!

    thanks, too, for a chance at winning your wonderful prize!

    i hope you will have a chance to stop by my blog and enter my give away, too!

    joe in montana

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  113. Sorry, I had to delete. I forgot to leave my e-mail :)



  114. Greetings from Ipswich, MA.

    It's nice to meet you. I'm a jewelry artist of sorts, watercolor painter, and over all creative adventurer!

    And...I'd be honored for you to follow my blog...

    Please enter me into the OWOH give away. - I love your cards.

    Also, I hope you can visit my blog, too. I'm giving away a shabby chic denim necklace. Come any time to chat.

    Hugs¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Linda L

  115. Gotta love cupcakes! ;) What a fun idea for a blog.

    Thanks for being part of this great event. I hope the experience has been grand (and that you'll come out of it with many new friends and inspirations!)

  116. oh yummmm - the blog of my dreams! def a follower now!!!! please toss my name in the hat for your giveaway and if you have a chance, stop by for a visit. #657

    am off now to gather some cupcake recipes and drool a bit!

  117. Hi Ela,

    What a lovely prize! It would help me getting the right measures for American recipes. :)

    Greetings from Germany,
    # 66

  118. Great prizes! Make me want to start baking right now!! :) Thank you for including me in this fantastic giveaway!!


  119. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  120. Lovely blog and wonderful giveaways. I would love to make cupcakes for my granddaughters and grandsons sport teams. I need these supplies and to keep reading your blog.
    Carolyn Kight Michigan USA
    My blogs in OWOH

    another email (I like this one the best.)

  121. Julie and Julia is one of my very favorite movies. Congratulations on challenging yourself to make something soooo fun! I would love to win your great door prize, especially those tips for twirling frosting!

  122. Hi Ela, Julia and Julia, I love that movie! I would love to win your baking utinsel prize. How sweet! Please visit my blog, too. I am the author of "16 x MOM: A Mastery of Motherhood." I am giving away my book and a couple of laminated 4 leaf clovers.

  123. I adore that film and cupcakes, Loving this OWOH and meeting everyone. Come by for a visit Leslie

  124. LOVE your blog, LOVE baking, LOVE your giveaway! I'd love to enter my name in for a chance to win! I'm also having a giveaway over on my blog where you can enter to win an original painting (by me!) so I hope to see you over there...
    Peace & Love from New Zealand,


  125. Hey Ela, It's lovely to meet you via OWOH. That's so cool that you work for a network that's safe for children.

    What a great giveaway. I love to cook and bake! Please count me in. ~Michelle, OWOH #598

  126. I love cupcakes I know it from my holidays, in my country there are no cupcakes to buy.
    I must baking by myself :))
    Please count me in.
    Greetings from Vienna in Austria

  127. I just wish I could make one that tastes as good as it looks (in the cook book LOL) Actually here to say 'Hi' the giveaway was just the catalyst :) but it could help me not be derided in the kitchen LOL... Soooo... pleased to meet you chilled out Nigella babe (I'm Shelle from Sunshine Coast Australia)! please come comment at my OWOH post too :) My talent lays elsewhere (eating leftovers LOL) Please feel free to drop in ANYTIME if your in the bloggersphere) Now let's keep enjoying this hurly burly wonderful One World One Heart EXTRAVAGANZA :)

  128. I need these! I love cupcakes -- and as a kindergarten teacher I make a lot of them :) I've added your blog to my reader! Please enter me into your draw-- thank you so much!
    ~martha (#384)
    (from Toronto :)

  129. Now I have a place to visit when hungry for cupcakes! Please Visit #875

  130. Thanks for the great giveaway. I hope I win. Best wishes...

    annabell_lee_dk (at)

  131. I love cupcakes, too!! Great blog!

  132. Oooo, you'll announce the winner on my birthday! Hope it's me!!!!

  133. Oooo...what a fun giveaway! I love cupcakes. Thank you for the chance. ; )

  134. I love your idea... a cupcake a week. That movie (Julie&Julia) was fantastic. Your prize is really cool!

  135. Hello from Australia!!
    Oooh... I LOVE cupcakes!!! :D Unfortunately, every time I've tried to make some, they've turned out badly! I don't know what it is...maybe I just can't bake! (I had even bought a couple of icing tips, and when it came to frosting time, they had disappaeared!)
    Anyway... can you please enter me in the drawing for your great giveaway? Thanks so much!!
    You're more than welcome to visit my blog, where I'm also having a OWOH giveaway! I'm number 591...

    --Liv from Australia--

    gloomy_liv AT yahoo DOT com DOT au