Thursday, November 27, 2008


I love to give things away. It makes me happy. So here's my big THANKSgiving giveaway. Start your shopping early by not spending any money, but instead winning a gift from me. I won't tell your friends that you're a cheap bastard, don't worry.

The prize is just a few of my FAVORITE baking gadgets:Mario Batali Measuring Prep Spoons, they are awesome and take up little drawer space. I use them every day.

Cup-a-cake holder+bottle o' sprinkles
- who doesn't want to a take a cupcake with them...on a trip?

Martha Stewart mini Cutting Board. Tiny things? MY FAVE. And ALL things Martha Stewart, of course.

Plus even more!

You can also win:

Stationery. Yes, what I make. What? Free is free.

Two winners! Your luck just doubled, sucka. I bought these things with my own hard earned money, as a thank you for reading all these years, or if you just started reading, well - long time readers who've never won anything will probably kick your a$. In any case, I hand picked these things just for you.

From now until Sunday leave a comment in this post. Yes, I won't be back til Sunday, I am currently still deathly ill getting over being sick (don't tell my family as they are all coming over today) so if I even make it to Sunday, then I'll send out the prize. I am also still mulling over the whole Black Friday thing. What do you think? Worth it? Probably not.

In any case, tell me what you come here to read about. Do I know you in real life? What are your hopes and dreams? Why you decided to cut your hair like that that one time? Etc. Just let me know that you're lurking about and you might win a prize.

Thanks for reading!

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Blogger Shelby said...

Mmm... Cupcakes. Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you survive the day!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:10:00 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Speaking of getting your hair cut like that that one time....I just got a crappy haircut and could use a little pick-me-up. It won't make me look any better, but free stuff will make me feel better for paying for this crappy do.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:49:00 AM  
Blogger ZooKeeper said...

Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you survive the weekend with the family. I just come here because of the recipes, the cute cupcakes, the entertainment, and all the neat things you take our kids to do. There is nothing to do over on this side of the continent...that's what you get for living in the country.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 8:03:00 AM  
Blogger Island Mummy said...

Happy Thanksgiving! We had ours a month ago so no craziness for us today... but no turkey either. I come here because I love to read about your baking and your adventures. And I love your post titles, love trying to guess where they're from.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Big Girl Feet said...

I love your recipes and kid & baby stories- you just rock girl!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 8:57:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

I am sorry you are not feeling well. Take care of yourself and have a Happy Thanksgiving. I really enjoy your blog.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 8:58:00 AM  
Blogger deanna said...

Happy Thanksgiving Jenn! I hope you feel better :( Black Friday - definately NOT worth it. I rather pay more than be aggravated and bumped by the crazy shoppers. Unless you're in the market for a bunch of flat screen TVs....

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:02:00 AM  
Blogger Jenna Z said...

Oooh, sick on thanksgiving, that sucks. Hope you get through the weekend alright. :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:10:00 AM  
Blogger qwerkyqook said...

Happy thanksgiving! I love your blog, It always perks me up to see your cute creations in the morning :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:18:00 AM  
Blogger The Ex said...

We met once. I was a total fangirl. :) Hope you're feeling better soon!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Marci said...

I come here daily because I love reading your blog. I like the way you write. I love OG! And... I love all the stuff you make!

In fact, I'm making the Lil Smokies today, they're a hit with my family every get together or holiday, so it's a regular request now and they're always asking me for the recipe and where I got it!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Annika said...

My Black Friday plans involve driving past some stores. But not actually going in. Which honestly makes it like most Fridays.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:12:00 AM  
Blogger Sizzle said...

I come here for the funny. You bring the funny. And yummy looking food. What? I haven't tasted it so I can't vouch for it's deliciousness (but I am sure it's fabulous).

You totally cut your hair to look like me. Don't try to say I copied you! ;-)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:13:00 AM  
Anonymous christina from fullerton said...

Thanks to YOU for sharing your recipes, stories, and minutiae of your life with us lurkers.

I'm here because your blog reminds me of me , except you're probably a better baker, mom, and writer than I am. *sigh* that you're going all Oprah with the giveaways again! Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:22:00 AM  
Anonymous txgrl said...

I'm here b/c you highly amuse me and i aspire to one day be half he baker...or mom, that you effortlessly seem to be!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger Hillary said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I come here to read your funny OG stories and because I love blogs about food.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Waist High said...

Greetings from Portland, trying to win a prize, again. I come here because you respect new wave music, you are hungry like the wolf. I come here for the new wave music post titles. I have never met you, but I grew up in Pasadena, so who knows? Vromans?
I hope that one day I will win a prize, as I have been with you since the beginning. Better than any haircut, I once owned a pair of Devo glasses, wore them with pride, and I think that is worth a prize. Please end my suffering Jenn and gimme something!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:11:00 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! I come everyday to read your hilarious posts.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous alibaba37 said...

Boo for still being ill, but yay for still hosting. You amaze me, I would have told everyone to not come!

I come here because I know I'll bust out laughing at something you write about. I love all the stories you share. I met you at comic con in July and I hope to again.

Feel better Jenn!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:17:00 PM  
Blogger Carol Browne said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you feel better soon.

I got my thank you for the monkey cards yesterday. SCORE!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:29:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

I stop by for my daily laugh or smile... Usually don't comment though because there's usually a baby in one hand... that's what's nice about the holidays... free time (usually). It's also nice becaause by the time the long weekend or whatever is over, you realize that you miss your kids and are ready to have them back.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:32:00 PM  
Blogger jen said...

hope you feel better soon! i think i was directed here by your cupcakes?? but now i enjoy your blog in general!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Alice and Terry said...

Your family provides you with such great blog entries! The fun, awesome food that you make for your kids has been great inspiration. The collection of recipes is a great place for me to browse when I feel like I'm in a kitchen slump.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 1:41:00 PM  
Anonymous renee said...

I originally found and read your blog because of your Office reviews. Now, I come for your stories and recipes.

p.s. I so want to meet O.G. in person. :)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 2:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Jenifer said...

Get better and thank you for the lovely give away.

I come here because you make me laugh. And, no, we've never met but we know a lot of the same people: Will, Nina, Hilary, Nanette, and Randi! :D

(P.S. I doubt I'll will - I'm so positive!)

Thursday, November 27, 2008 6:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Sara said...

I found you through the Slackmistress, and I come back every day because you have such a wonderful combination of clever and snark - I love it!

And Black Friday is SO not worth it.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 6:40:00 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, hope you feel better despite the busy-ness of the day.

And I come here for the sarcastic, and entertainments anecdotes about your life. Hahaa. Does that sound too stalker-like? And that time I cut my hair? It did not come out very nice, but luckily for me, hair grows out eventually. The waiting part sucked though ;p

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:13:00 PM  
Blogger Gerta said...

Happy Thanksgiving...and get well soon. Sick with kids is just sucky.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:18:00 PM  
Blogger elmomomi said...

This is actually my first time here. I was browsing through technorati to find "different" blogs from the ones I usually read. Enjoyed my visit and am certain to return!
thank you.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 7:18:00 PM  
Anonymous ms. chickpea said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

I've been following your blog for a while now and have enjoyed many of your recipes...and always eagerly await your next recipe post. Plus your kids are way cool.

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:17:00 PM  
Blogger camille said...

Happy turkey day!! I come here every day for the kid stories, do-able recipes that are yummy, and 30 Rock quotes. Keep doing what you're doing, we all love your blog!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 9:42:00 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are feeling better.

I stop by to find out what you're baking next. Your recipes and baking tips have made me a hit at the office, so... Thanks!

Thursday, November 27, 2008 11:40:00 PM  
Blogger noisy penguin said...

I will win this contest. I am hoping that by adopting your winning attitude I can steal some of your luck. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28, 2008 1:09:00 AM  
Blogger Danielle said...

I very seldom win anything but I enter any way lol.

I read your blog cos I think it's funny, I like the recipes and OG. I find myself thinking "me too!!" and "I agree" a lot too so that helps.

There's my 2 pence, off to get my nails did!

P.S. This is starry of google doesn't like to log me out...

Friday, November 28, 2008 3:24:00 AM  
Anonymous doahleigh said...

I cut my hair like that because I was in high school and thought it would be cool. It didn't look terrible, but I'm never doing that again!

Friday, November 28, 2008 5:32:00 AM  
Anonymous kat said...

I don't think I'd attempt anything black friday-like in a big city. but in littler chunks of real estate, I think it's worth it. on the one occasion I dragged my butt out of bed it was anyway.

I don't think I'd actually kick anything on anyone for winning the goodies. you know I use you for your recipes anyway.

Friday, November 28, 2008 6:08:00 AM  
Blogger suburban housefrau said...

I come here to get away from my kid. Park him in front of the tv and I get 5 minutes of funny, music, and silence. ahhh.

I was deathly ill on Thanksgiving last year. It was awful.

Friday, November 28, 2008 6:36:00 AM  
Blogger Lora said...

Hi there...I come here becuase the title of your blog post sometimes cracks me up, and I'm always hoping for a wacky O.G. story. That woman is a riot!!

Happy Turkey Day!!

[[Oh for heavens sake!! My word verification word is "fatiess" ... really?? the day after eatting a lot of turkey you (blogger) throw me THAT kind of word?!?! Come on.....]]

Friday, November 28, 2008 8:39:00 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Happy post Thanksgiving coma! I'm thankful that I didn't get wasted at my boyfriend's family dinner and I come here to check out your cute decorating ideas.

Friday, November 28, 2008 8:56:00 AM  
Blogger Bethany said...

Happy thanksgiving. Hope you are feeling better. I come here all the time, thanks to my sister Hilary. I love reading about all of the adventures you have with your adorable kids. Also I am amazed at how you do so many things every weekend, I am lucky if I leave my house while it's light out!!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008 9:10:00 AM  
Blogger Tuesday Girl said...

Ohh I love this prize. hope you hasd a good Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28, 2008 9:33:00 AM  
Blogger Aline said...

Lurker here ! :::waving!:: I delurk for contests.


No. I don't think we know each other in real life- I come to your blog because 1. you make me laugh and 2. I'm jealousE of your creativity and dig reading about it.

I cut my hair that way that one time because I wanted to know what short hair looked like on me. I loved it! But to this day- every time I go to my stylist I can't get the balls to cut it that short again. Makes no sense right?!??!

As far as the hopes and dreams go- I want to be a registered dietitian soon- own a house, get a dog and travel with the hubs. :)

Hope you are feeling well now and happy thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28, 2008 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey there. Love your site... steal your recipes all the time. You make me look good. Thanks! - Alicia (aaciil@excite.coM)

Friday, November 28, 2008 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Lissete said...

I'm not sure how long I have been stalking your blog, but I am one of those that never wins anything...from you or anone else for that matter. So yeah, I'll be one of those participating in the a$$ kicking!

Hope you're feeling better and Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 28, 2008 2:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Karen W said...

I lurk and read your blog for your recipes/crafts/The Office/stationary and everything else you write about. I like your check-list thank you cards so much I made my sister go by your booth at Comicon this year. Thank you!

Friday, November 28, 2008 2:56:00 PM  
Blogger bethany actually said...

SAJ sent me your way originally. I love your post titles and recipes and stationery.

Feel better soon!

Friday, November 28, 2008 5:06:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

I come for the recipes and stay for the humor. I've been reading for years but don't comment enough - I'm lazy like that - sorry!

Friday, November 28, 2008 6:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I absolutely love reading your recipes and your funny comments on just about everything!

Friday, November 28, 2008 8:15:00 PM  
Blogger dee-ah-nah said...

I like to read about the excursions with your kids. I also LOVE your stationary. I'm not much of a fan of baking but, my husband has tried out many of your recipes.

Please pick me! : )

Friday, November 28, 2008 9:52:00 PM  
Anonymous nancy said...

Hope you feel better soon. I read your blog because you make me LAUGH! and your recipes are great and doable for me.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 12:59:00 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I come for the crazy stories!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 10:47:00 AM  
Blogger CageQueen said...

I come here because you're super diligent about posting pictures and we all know pictures make blog reading better.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 1:07:00 PM  
Blogger Jenn.Hogg said...

Well at first I came here because your name is Jenn like me but now I love reading about your daily life - job, kids, baking, etc. Now I read your blog first before any others because I'm addicted to it!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 1:26:00 PM  
Anonymous cc said...

I haven't had a haircut in 13 months, though I did color my hair a month or so ago.

I just missed you at the dog show, though I did see one of the kids.

I love to read everything you write. With the exception of the office reviews. But I don't have cable, so 'i don't "get" it.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 2:17:00 PM  
Blogger Roadsnacks said...

I found you through an etsy/taiko blog, and I stayed not because we're both bakers, but because you're hi-frackin'-larious.

Feel better soon!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 4:17:00 PM  
Blogger Kt said...

Feel better! I come here to try out new recipes - especially the quicker ones. I also come here to distract myself when I'm feeling super overwhelmed with my first semester of law school - if only to look at recipes and ideas that I can try out during my 4 weeks off!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:45:00 PM  
Blogger Que Sera Sara said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and didn't brave the crowds!!!! Stay indoors :) Been reading for about a year now, a fan of your stories, your humor and your tasty treats.

Saturday, November 29, 2008 6:46:00 PM  
Blogger Yum-e said...

If anyone does what you always do for Thanksgiving and manages NOT to get sick - that's a miracle. Hope you feel better...

and yes - I do know you in real life! I cut my hair that one time to donate it and I come here to find food to cook daily for my hubby cuz your recipes are awesome and FAST! (can anyone say lemon chicken?) On some days I really wonder what would my family eat if it weren't for your blog? (seriously)

Here's to another year of successful blogging! Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 7:57:00 PM  
Blogger katie m said...

I am a lurker...I found you several months ago from some other blog's blog roll. Now, I visit your site frequently because your posts are quite amusing. Thanks for making me smile!

Saturday, November 29, 2008 8:01:00 PM  
Blogger msdina said...

Sorry to hear that you're sick, AGAIN! I come for your funnies, your wit, your food p0rn, and b/c u give things away. I think this might be my first entry though. I want one of those cupcake holders. And I know they're inexpensive I'm just too lazy to look for them. Heh. I braved the crowds but I didn't do midnight like past years.


Saturday, November 29, 2008 8:08:00 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, despite being sick!

I come here for the recipes and for the stories. You have a great sense of humour and a real knack for storytelling!

(Also: I cut my hair like that one time because I really needed a change. I thought I could keep on top of it, but I couldn't. Story of my life.)

Saturday, November 29, 2008 9:18:00 PM  
Anonymous dimpz1230 said...

stalking ur blog because it makes me laugh and love it when u bake bake bake bake and OG gotta love her!

Sunday, November 30, 2008 12:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jenn,

I love reading your blog b/c I really think you're super mom. You're super talented, and I just can't believe you have time to make a home cooked meal each day for the kiddos. I also love your baked desserts, and party spreads. Just awesomeness.


Sunday, November 30, 2008 3:54:00 AM  
Blogger bonnindesigns said...

Hi Jenn,
I love to read your blog, your twitter comments, anything you write because you make me laugh. Yes, I know most of the time at your own expense, but you are kinda silly! Glad I met you at Felt Club.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:30:00 AM  
Blogger APlanet4Creation said...

Your life is much more interesting then mine. I wish I could spend as much time as you do cooking (like to eat more then cook). We haven't met (maybe we when do Disneyland in 2010) but we have exchanged Christmas cards. I hope your are feeling better. I'm sick too! :(

Sunday, November 30, 2008 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger susbro said...

I found my way to your blog through some kind of mixture of baking, Los Angeles, and comic books. Fun stuff.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 9:15:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs. M said...

Happy (Belated) Thanksgiving! I check in with your blog everyday. I love to check out what you bake, the parties you throw, and stories about the kid and baby.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 11:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Jazmin said...

i come for the free food haha... no i come because of the entertaining posts and your everyday adventure with the kiddos... hope you feel better!

Sunday, November 30, 2008 11:47:00 AM  
Blogger lilsprinkles said...

LOVE your OG stories. They remind me so much of my grandmother.

Why I agreed to go on stage at a Vidal Sassoon hair show and get ALL my hair cut off and sport a ridiculous style...I was young, naive, just plain ol' STUPID! It was SO short that I couldn't hide from it!

Sunday, November 30, 2008 2:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Hello! I have been a longtime lurker for about two years now. I love your cupcake ideas and your writing style. You're also the one that got me into the Office. Happy Thanksgiving!


Sunday, November 30, 2008 4:37:00 PM  
Blogger Kirby said...

wow :) well i truly come here for the witty writing as well as the yummy recipes i try to copy. thank you!

Sunday, November 30, 2008 7:00:00 PM  
Blogger drea said...

i love your amusing everyday postings and you got me hooked on the office & mochiko! i've been a lurker for 2ish years.

Sunday, November 30, 2008 7:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Jeanie said...

"or if you just started reading, well - long time readers who've never won anything will probably kick your a$."

Jenn, this is why I read you.


Sunday, November 30, 2008 10:50:00 PM  
Blogger gracejane said...

Darn, I missed a give away. I come here for a nice sarcastic voice in my day, and all the great baking and recipe ideas. You always entertain me even though I live across the country and we probably have little in common IRL. Your posts make me laugh, and I can't wait to make some layered jello!

Saturday, December 06, 2008 5:15:00 AM  

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