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CakeSpy is Thankful for You. Now Win a book!

Thanksgiving is the perfect occasion to get a little cheesy. So here I go:

I am thankful for you. And by "you" I mean any and everyone who has taken or is taking the time to read my website.

When I began CakeSpy in 2007, I thought it would be a way of combining my three greatest loves (writing, illustration, baked goods) in one place. As a hobby. 

But it has become so much more--it has become not only my livelihood, but a big part of my identity and life.

So I guess I'm saying...thanks for supporting my life and livelihood by reading this sweet site. It makes my day that you might leave this site a little happier than when you came. 

But you know what? I'm not just going to get cheesy in this post. I'm also going to give away a copy of MY BOOK, CakeSpy Presents Sweet Treats for a Sugar-Filled Life. It's not only a great read, it's full of sweet recipes!It's perfect to keep, or to give to a friend for the holidays (don't worry, I won't tell them you won it rather than buying). Oh, and I'll sign it for you too, and draw a unicorn in it. YES!

How to enter to win? It's so, so easy. All you have to do is a leave a comment on this post (don't panic if it doesn't show up RIGHT away--comment moderation is enabled) saying something you're thankful for. It can be sweet or savory or not even food at all--what is making you feel thankful this Thanksgiving?

This giveaway is open to everyone (US, abroad, whatevs), but it will close one week from today, November 29 at 5pm EST. Can't stand the idea of not winning? You can always shop online here, and use code AWESOME12 through next Monday for free shipping on all orders over $25.00.

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I'm thankful for the lovely people in my life <3
November 22 | Unregistered CommenterShanna
I'm thankful for my cat. He's always there for me. He may not be able to hold a conversation or do the laundry, but the love and attention he gives is worth more than anything. Thanks Beau! I love you.
November 22 | Unregistered CommenterDesiree
I am thankfull for simply being able to wake up in the morning and know that even though my life is not perfect, it's good.
Life is such a gift and I'm so gratefull that I can share it with the ones I love.
November 22 | Unregistered CommenterIndya
Of course I am thankful for my family, and friends. But, I am thankful for the inventers of the internet....I know it sounds corny, but really do you know how long it takes a letter to go overseas? or how costly a phone call to overseas is? Well, if it wasn't for the internet, and a whole lot other services available over the internet, then I would never be able to be part of some of my family members lives, whom work overseas. Besides, where we be if we couldn't read "CAKESPY?
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterJaan L of Tx
I am thankful for chocolate.
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterFernanda
I am thankful for my family, friends, freedom, and a great job with fun coworkers.
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterCaley
I'm thankful for my husband (of almost 3 months!) and lil kitten. I love my newbie family AND our newly joined families!
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterKarly K
I'm thankful for creative people who come up with recipes so that uncreative people such as myself don't panic everyday in the kitchen :)
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterKatie h.
I am thankful that we made it through Hurricane Sandy safe and sound.
November 23 | Unregistered Commentersusan
I'm thankful for the freedom I have to choose the path in life I want to take.
November 23 | Unregistered CommenterZohar
I'm thankful for my family. :)
November 24 | Unregistered CommenterJen
I am thankful for my kids and a roof over my head and my job :) I know that's lame, but I've been very close to a lot of very big disasters in the past few months and to be able to have my kids and my home and a job is a very very large victory for me <3
November 24 | Unregistered CommenterLibby
I am thankful for my health and family.
November 25 | Unregistered CommenterDarlene
I am thankful for my husband. His dedication to our family is unmeasurable!
November 25 | Unregistered CommenterCandin
Thankful for so many things. Creativity. Passion. Family. Education. Imagination. Challenges. Triumphs. Friends, Gold and Silver. Books. Farmers’ Markets. Growth. Change. Giggles.
Generosity. Fresh Air. State Parks. Beaches. Trees. Flowers. Adventures. Love.
Thanks for sharing your expertise, too.
November 26 | Unregistered CommenterVern S
I am thankful for living in this time of plenty :)
November 26 | Unregistered CommenterAlexandra
I am thankful for so many different things in my life. As a college student-athlete, I have many responisbilities but there is no way I could ever juggle everything without the help of my family, teammates and coaches. I really want to thank all of them for their help and support and to let them know I really care about what they do for me.
November 26 | Unregistered CommenterAlyssa A.
I am thankful for my beautiful baby girl!
November 26 | Unregistered CommenterKatie
I am thankful for my wonderful family, especially my daughter Megan, who shares my love of sweets! I already have a copy of your book, but would love a signed copy for her. We met you at the Austin Renegade Craft Fair, which made our day!
November 26 | Unregistered CommenterCookie
Each and every day, I am thankful for my family, relatives, and friends. They are healthy and happy, which makes me super happy! I'm thankful for the four seasons and the wonderfulness each season brings to us.
November 26 | Unregistered CommenterPumpkin Cupcakes
I am thankful for my health, having a roof over my head, and food on the table!
November 26 | Unregistered Commentershannon
I am thankful to have a job, a safe+warm home, wonderful friends+family, incredible boyfriend and a ski pass this winter!
November 27 | Unregistered CommenterGiGi
I am thankful for the sewing class I took shortly after moving to Chicago in 2002. I didn't get credit for the course but it has turned out to be more valuable than any credit course I have taken. I have made hundreds and hundreds of fleece balaclavas, gaiters, and scarves to pass out for free to cyclists to encourage them to ride year-round. I have made snuggly blankets for babies and cute skirts for children. I have also turned black Winter clothing into high-visibility gear to make travel safer for cyclists and pedestrians. Most recently, I made a catnip mouse for the scrappy stray cats in my back yard. I enjoy seeing the things I've made as I travel around Chicago and how something as simple as a sewn gift can make someone else (even scrappy stray cats) happy.
November 27 | Unregistered Commenterwillow naeco
I'm thankful for things to numerous to name, but here are a few:

1. for friends in a totally new place (Portland) who made my Thanksgiving awesome!
2. for inventions like food processors and mixers-- how amazing are you guys?
3. for awesome, generous food-bloggers like cakespy, who care about their readers and share their time and recipes.

Happy holidays!! ☆^∇゜)
November 27 | Unregistered CommenterKellie

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