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Friday, December 7, 2012

42nd Birthday - December 7, 2012

Good morning! It's my 42nd birthday today! What?! Not sure how that happened (time certainly accelerates when you get older), but I've been blessed with great family and friends throughout my life.

Today is about walking to the beach with Cidney the Girl Dog, lunch with my folks and dinner and rom-com with friends. Sweet. And, of course, calories don't count today. It's the law.

To celebrate, I'm having a little giveaway! One reader gets a $20 Amazon gift card and $20 donated in their name to the Red Cross. A little something for you, and a little something for others. Sounds like a plan.

Just leave a comment below before Sunday night, December 9, 2013 at midnight PST. I'll randomly pick one winner. Leave your email or twitter handle if you comment anonymously. FCC Disclosure: I'm paying for this.

Thanks for sharing my birthday with me! Hope you have a great day too!

- mary the food librarian
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115 comments:

Beth said... [Reply to comment]

That is a great giveaway! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!

jhaneellockhart said... [Reply to comment]

How kind of you to give us something on YOUR birthday! Happy birthday -- hope you have a great one!
Twitter - @jhaneelmarie

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

You're so thoughtful! Have a wonderful birthday!

hana said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!!

Doug Wayman said... [Reply to comment]

Joyeux Anniversaire! I have SO enjoyed following your blog (and Tweets) these last 3 yrs. If Douglas Adams was correct, 42 is "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything." Good luck with that. :)

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!

Lisa said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!!

Savannagal said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you enjoy your day.

Elinka said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Hope your day is grand!

Kiersten said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday and enjoy your day!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

To ...life, the universe, and everything! Happy Happy Birthday!

Best,
@randomhapa

Lorena said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!!! Hope it's a wonderful one!

Jeanne d'Arc said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! My birthday was this week too!

By the way, that little cake looks scrumptious. Are you baking your own birthday cake? I sometimes do...

arcwhitt@hotmail.com

Erika said... [Reply to comment]

Sorry I thought my info would show. My twitter name is airykah1382

yummychunklet said... [Reply to comment]

That's very thoughtful to include a donation to The Red Cross! Happy Birthday!

Sarah O said... [Reply to comment]

You are beyond generous! Have a wonderful birthday and keep up the great work. I heart your blog!
~Sarah

Kristin said... [Reply to comment]

Have a happy birthday!

Auntie Nettie said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday. May you have a year of only pleasant patrons, increased acquisition budgets, time to read all the newly released cookbooks, an oven that cooks evenly, and calories that never ever count.

Doreen said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!

beaniebruin at gmail dot com

Eva said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!!

Thank you for your generosity -- love your blog!!

Mrsblocko said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! remember, 42 is twice as nice as 21!

Deborah said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Aw, what a great giveaway! Happy birthday! :)

Plock said... [Reply to comment]

happy birthday! that cupcake looks delicious!

erichichi said... [Reply to comment]

happy birthday!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Wish you a very Happy Birthday! May all your dreams come true.

- Priti

Megan Myers said... [Reply to comment]

Happy happy birthday! Many happy returns.

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!

Nanette said... [Reply to comment]

How sweet are you! Happy birthday! xoxo

Aik Ooi said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!

Alba Scott said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

Happy happy joy joy! Hope you have a great birthday! Thank you for sharing <3

Miss Mochi said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day, and I'm curious as to the lunch and dinner choices.

lifebykristen said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! Enjoy your day-- do something to spoil yourself & thank you for offering a wonderful giveaway!

Shannon Ro said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday. Thank you for such a generous and thoughtful giveaway. What a great idea to give to the Red cross too

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Kelly said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!! I enjoy your blog.

LindaW said... [Reply to comment]

Happy B-day. I'm about your age, and I too am amazed at how quickly the years have passed. I feel like I'm 26 - who's that middle age lady looking out my mirror??

Tracey Wilhelmsen said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday Mary!! Hope you have the best day :) xoxo

Lindsay said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

Andrea said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day celebrating!

rachel said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Hope it's filled with sweets

Marina said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday Mary! Thanks for all the baking inspiration year around.

grace said... [Reply to comment]

happy birthday, mary!

Kim said... [Reply to comment]

42 is so young....enjoy every day. Happy Birthday.

looloolooweez said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! Thanks for doing this giveaway -- and for making it bigger than "just" a giveaway. Warm fuzzies all around!

Ivana Kristo said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday Mary! I hope you enjoyed your day.

Ivana Kristo said... [Reply to comment]

happy Birthday! I hope you have many happy days to come.

Arc said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to you!

Margaret said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday, Mary! I love your blog. Keep up the great work you do!

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday Mary!We are going to have to plan another get together soon :-)

Azusa said... [Reply to comment]

Wishing you the happiest of birhtdays, Mary! Hope it's delicious.

Erin said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday Mary! I hope you have a big bundt to celebrate :)

Amanda Thompson said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday Mary!! Everyone should bake a
Bundt cake in your honor!!

Nikki said... [Reply to comment]

You crazy, food librarian! Giving things away on your birthday ... but then, I'm not surprised, b/c that's just who you are. Happy, Happy Birthday, Mary!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday - you share the day with my sister-in-law (but she has a few years on you). Also Pearl Harbor Day! Hope you have a great birthday and thanks for sharing on your special day!

Olga said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! I very much enjoy your site and hope your day is as sweet as can be!

Jan said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to you! You should be buying yourself a new bundt pan to add to your collection! HaHa
But it does feel good paying it forward! Hope someone gives you a nice surprise too.

mariko said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to you!

Isla Bonita said... [Reply to comment]

Wonderful giveaway! Happy Birthday to you!!

Pam said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to you! Love your blog and libraries ROCK.

The Path Traveled said... [Reply to comment]

Wow..to be 42 again! Heck...to be 50 again..
Enjoy your birthday, MARY! Life gets faster each day, But today its your day! Happy days ahead....many more to come!
Betty
betty.hall55@att.net

sparecake.com said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! I'm bringing your cinnamon chocolate bundt to a party tomorrow!

yoko said... [Reply to comment]

Happy 42nd! All the best to you.

Meister @ The Nervous Cook said... [Reply to comment]

Oh, Mary, happy birthday! I wish your birthday came during Big Bundt Month, but this'll do. ;-)

Teacher Francine said... [Reply to comment]

Love your blog...happy bday!

Catie said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to you! Thanks for sharing the celebration with your readers!

Elin Woods said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite blogs (and bloggers)! Excellent idea for a giveaway. Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! That cupcake looks delicious!

Megan B. said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!

Dorothy said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Happy Birthday!! :-)

Nitha said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday, Food Librarian!

Panda8ngel said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!! What a great idea for a gift, donating in that person's name!

chibi said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! It is because of you that I bake bundts.

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday to you!

dorism6220 said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! Love your recipes.

Miss Migas said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday Mary! I wish you the best =) Enjoy your day!!

Fran said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Happy Birthday

Tina said... [Reply to comment]

(sing to the happy birthday tune :) )

Happy birthday to you,
You're a sweet 42 :)
Best wishes for the days to come,
And have a Happy New Year too!

Leslie said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday. It is also my nephews birthday. And the gift is in the giving

Suzanne said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! I'd take a walk with my dog on my birthday too--and you are right, calories don't count today!

The Girl said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Bundthday!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday Mary!

helcho@msn.com

polinium said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday. It's lovely that you're including a gift for those who need it for your special day.

Laurie said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful way to celebrate! Have a marvelous year!

KatieHighland said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday!!!!!!! I'm sure you'll have lots of sweet treats to celebrate with. :)

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

Wishing you a tasty birthday filled with lots of new bundt pans!

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! This is a really great giveaway -- everybody wins! Happy holidays to you and yours.
Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Angie said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Many blessings to you!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Happy Day! It's a lovely thought to share the day with gifts to others!



Kathleen
hennrikus@yahoo.com

webmailaddress2 said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! I so love reading your tasty blog posts. Have a good one!

Carolyn Sosnowski said... [Reply to comment]

42 will be the best year ever. Happy Birthday, Mary!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you have an awesome birthday! Best wishes to a fabulous year ahead :)

Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday, Mary! Love your blog, and the cupcake up there looks yummy (as all the photos do!)

kasey said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! :) Thank you for sharing your birthday joy with all of us!

Zohar said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! :)

Terri said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day.

vklmarie78@gmail.com

RhubarbLady said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! Love all the bundt cakes-it's inspired me to bake more with my bundt pan. Our favorites are still old-fashioned ones like pound cake and the tunnel of fudge. And thank you for the library plugs-I work for a great library system in Utah. (And, like many library employees, I also check out older books to help keep them in circulation.)

cooksci at yahoo dot com

MDFitz said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you had a great birthday weekend full of fun and food!

mdfitz85[at]yahoo[dot]com

Alaine88 said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for the giveaway :)
family74014 at gmail dot com

JudithG said... [Reply to comment]

Happy birthday! I just celebrated mine last week... and I'm a librarian, love food, and love your blog... jlgellerstein@yahoo.com

Natalie said... [Reply to comment]

love the red cross portion of this giveaway!

Y said... [Reply to comment]

Happy 42nd Birthday!

Sarah Edmundson said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday to you!

Calees Sewell said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you've had a good birthday and this next year does you well!
@caleessewell

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Nothing better than a December birthday! Happy Birthday to you! Mine is in December, too, and I'm a librarian as well. Well, actually now I'm an indexer, but the librarian in me is always present. I like your individual cake -- less temptation.

Christin Berger said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday! @ChristinBerger

dentlib said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday Mary! Your blog has brought much baking inspiration & joy to many! Thank you. May you have the happiest of birthdays!!!

Teddie said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday and thank you for all the fabulous recipes. My family, friends and coworkers have enjoyed them!

Tiffany said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you have a great birthday!

amberlindemann said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday!

Kath U said... [Reply to comment]

Hope you had a wonderful birthday today!

Kath U said... [Reply to comment]

Happy Birthday, Mary! Hope you had a wonderful day today!

noemptychairs.me said... [Reply to comment]

Happy happy birthday! Enjoy your day! Kelly

BookWyrm said... [Reply to comment]

I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday from another librarian. Live long and bake well.

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