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|Pies Nanny would have been proud of!|
My grandmother is one reason that I go on with my life the way that I do. I strive to be like her – non judgmental, loving, and kind. I think about what she would think or what she would say about something I have accomplished or agonized over. I wish so much that she were here with me today. She loved to bake cookies, pies, and cakes and would love to see all the desserts I have made and posted about on my blog if she were with us still. The first dessert I ever made was a rhubarb pie and Nanny just raved and raved over the pie I had made. :o) Our last years together we enjoyed baking and decorating sugar cookies and making stuffed teddy bears for a special charity that I was very involved with. I haven’t made a teddy bear since she’s been gone and I can’t bake sugar cookies ever without thinking of her.
|Nanny & Me|
When I started this blog 4 years ago, I started it with the thought that it would be a “live diary” for my children and future grandchildren to have to remember me by. My grandmother would write in a journal every day of her life. She wrote what the temperature was every morning when she got up and would write about what she did and who she saw that day in particular. I always loved to read through her journal when I would visit so I could see what she had been doing and who she had seen – and she gladly would let me. When Nanny passed away her story from her point of view had ended.
A few years later I decided that where her story had ended, I felt mine must begin. I wanted my children to be able to go back and always read what I had written. My happy stories, my sad stories, my thoughts, my memories and my recipes, but most of all, my love for them and how great it is. My blog title may be Grumpy’s Honeybunch, but I am Justin & Christopher’s mom first. They are my babies no matter how old they become and will always be in my heart and this story is for them.
There are many other bloggers out there that I met in the beginning of days that I still keep in touch with and feel a special closeness to. However, if it weren’t for Granny who started the whole ball rolling by introducing me to a world of online foodies, I would never have met any of the rest of them. Thank you to all of you who participated and to those who were unable to participate – I love you all and am so happy to have you as a special part of my foodie life!
Now for the giveaway! My favorite way to eat is appetizer/small plate style so I asked my friends if they would join in by creating an appetizer to post about and collect comments to help me with the giveaway celebration. There is a link collection at the end of this post that will take you to each blogger’s post where you can see what appetizer they made for me and leave a comment for an entry in the giveaway.
Details and how to enter the giveaway – Good Luck!
- Leave a comment on this blog post telling me who is your inspiration in life and what special part that person plays in your life.
- Visit the blog links that will take you to my blogging buddies page where they have joined in the celebration party and leave a comment on their post. Each comment will count as 1 entry.
- Giveaway will end on January 7th at 5 PM EST.
- Winner will be announced on January 8th via blog post on The Life & Loves of Grumpy’s Honeybunch.
- Winner will be chosen via random drawing – drawing to be done by Grumpy.
- Value of giftdcard will be $50 and can be ONE of the choices listed below:
- Bed, Bath & Beyond
- Macaroni Grill
- Olive Garden
- Barnes & Noble