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November 8, 2010

Mingle Monday + Upcoming Giveaway

Welcome to the party!
I don't know about you guys, but I feel like it's going to be a great week! So very glad that you're here!

I have some super fun and exciting news... so keep reading! I promise you don't want to miss it!

{ Happy Monday! }


As soon as I reach 400 followers, I am going to celebrate all of you wonderful MEGnificent followers by having my very first giveaway!

Although I won't say exactly what the fabulous prize includes (yet!), you all know that I LOVE to bake! Not only bake, but bake in style! Perhaps you do too? (hint hint!) do both of us a favor and pretty please keep spreading the word about Mingle Monday!

.:: Helping Has Rewards ::.

See end of post for details on how YOUR BLOG can be featured on
my Weekly Must Reads!


How To Play:

1) Must be a [Life of Meg] follower to participate.

2) Scroll down to the bottom of this post and click on the link to enter.

3) Go visit 2 blogs saying hello from Mingle Monday!

4) Come back to [Life of Meg] and leave an encouraging review of the visited blogs and answer the weekly fun fact:

This Week's Q:

{ What is your favorite kitchen item? }


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** Open until Wednesday at midnight (CST) **



Not only will there be an amazing giveaway to come if you invite your friends to mingle, but... you get rewarded!

Feature Mingle Monday in a blog post for your chance to be featured on my Weekly Must Reads - where I choose 3 blogs by random raffle to endorse!

Leave a comment with the URL link to your blog's Mingle Monday
post to enter the Weekly Must Reads contest!

Lovely Monday Wishes!


  1. Yay for you, 400 followers! You are so close! I can't wait to see what you are giving away, I love baking, so that is right up my alley! Happy Monday & thanks for hosting!

  2. You're so cute! Yes, I am very excited about this giveaway!

    To answer my weekly question:

    I love, love, love my buttercup yellow kitchenAid mixer and my super cute/girly baking aprons/mits/etc! So fun! :)

    Thanks for joining on today everyone - you make my day! :)

  3. 400 is mighty impressive. Well done. You'll get there very soon I think. I love the 'mingle' party and was surprised to find I'd joined early. It did allow me to find Mangoes and Chutney so many thanks for that as I shall now have loads of inspiration for cooking what with you and now her to help me. I shall return in a few hours to read the other blogs that appear. having been out of circulation for a couple of weeks I am having severe withdrawal symptoms. I'm really tempted to say that my favourite kitchen implement is my corkscrew for my wine but that makes me sound bad so I'll go for number 'jar key' that removes lids which stubbornly refuse to come off pots. I love it and no more red hands or sore wrists! Happy Monday Meg....hope you're feeling better by the way. :)
    Carol from

  4. I visited Mangoes and Chutney. I love the recipes! I also visited Facing 50 and she has a hilarious tale. So funny.

    Thanks for hosting again Meg!

    My favorite thing in my kitchen, is my red KitchenAid mixer! I love it and I use it all the time.

  5. I went to Mangoes & all the recipes and the photos make me so hungry!! Definitely going back there soon!

    Also visited Life with the the blog design! So cute!! Can't wait to read more!


  6. Ohh I always forget to answer the questions!! Haha! My fav kitchen right now is my 10" chef's knife. I took a cooking series last year and it was included in the cost. It cuts like a dream!! And I actually know how to use it now. lol Makes chopping and slicing a breeze!!


  7. I visited Life with the Edwards - she just ordered her Christmas cards and it sounds like they're going to be great!

    Also checked out I Dream Loudly - her last post was about Shutterfly and I too am a huge fan of Shutterfly!

    My favorite thing in my kitchen are the napkins i sewed for my wedding :)

  8. I think my favorite has to be my Kitchenaid Mixer - it's PINK! I love all of the gadget attachments for it - even an ice cream maker?!I use it several times per week.

    I visited I Dream Loudly, who is deciding on Christmas cards. I love Christmas!

    I also checked out Synfully Delicious, and Syndal posted a blog about the negativity in the world, aimed at women's bodies. It's a topic that can get a little dicey, even between sisters. Hope she sticks with the positive outlook!

    Thanks!! :D

  9. My favorite kitchen item is currently my ice cream maker...seriously's the easiest thing in the world and makes the most amazing ice cream!

    I visited A Sorta Fairytale where she has the CUTEST pictures of her baby. Seriously, babies don't get cuter than that. What a beautiful family!

    I also visited a Girl in the SunShine: I like her inspirational outlook and words of wisdom and advise. I'm def. a new follower of both these blogs!

  10. I'm new here - this is my first Mingle Monday - thanks for hosting Meg! I visited Mangoes and Chutney and Apple Doesn't Fall Far. Both blogs were beautiful and I look forward to reading more about each person.

    As for my favorite kitchen item - it would have to be my cast iron skillet. I got it this year as a wedding present and LOVE it. I recommend every cooking person have one.

  11. I stopped by both "love like flowers" and "Mangoes and Chutney" and they both have some great recipes on there! I'll have to print some of those off to try.

    My favorite item in the kitchen is our blender. I love making milkshakes and smoothies!

  12. My favorite kitchen item is this little clippy thing that clips onto the side of a pot/pan and holds a spoon. It's genius. I wish I could explain it better because probably no one has any idea what I'm talking about. But I got it at a wedding shower and it's so, so useful!

    I stopped by Love Like Flowers, which was so cute and colorful (and she shares my love of Etsy), and I stopped by I Dream Loudly - her blog is so pretty, and she's already getting in the Christmas spirit with holiday cards!! Yay!

  13. I visited biocoastally – loved the pictures of the babies in Halloween costumes. Nothing cuter. I also like the variety of her posts.

    I also visited Spirals and Spatulas – she has some beautiful pictures posted from her wedding. Gorgeous dress, hair – you can tell how happy she was. Loved it!

    My favorite kitchen item is my Brita - it's a must and the water tastes so good!

  14. I've been away from Mingle Monday for a few weeks and it's good to be back!! Today I took a visit to A Girl in the Sunshine and it seems like a ladies' dream. I love the lotion suggestion and the whole feel of her blog. Can't wait to visit more! I also stopped by Spirals and Spatulas and loooooved seeing her wedding photos!!
    Favorite Kitchen item......either my KitchenAid mixer (I'm convinced this is the ONLY quality product that company makes) ooooor my Cuisinart Hand mixer...LOVE that thing!! :)

  15. Stopped by at Down Time - she's got some amazing photos of Fall a few posts ago :)

    Also visited A Girl in the Sunshine - she's got a really cute photo with the quote "There are so many people in the world that tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say, 'watch me'."

    My favourite kitchen item(s) are my pot and pan set, I got them for Christmas last year and they are still in immaculate condition (minus the one lid the bf put in the microwave silly boy), and cook everything so well and even.

  16. I stopped at Spirals and Spatulas...I love the slow walk she's taking us through her own wedding!

    A Girl in the Sunshine: Such a cheerful blog, made me smile hardcore going through her last few posts!

    I also mentioned Mingle Monday in my latest blog post!

    And girl, I could not LIVE without my coffeemaker.

  17. I stopped by Saying I Do - love wedding blogs! Her hairstyles in her hair trial were GORGEOUS, definitely stop by and check them out!

    I also went to Down Time - such beautiful fall pics!

    I mentioned Mingle Monday:

    My favorite kitchen item: COUNTER SPACE. I have none at my apartment!

  18. Congrats on all your followers! And thanks for the encouragement on my recent milestone! Thanks for reading! Today I visited:
    -A Red Heel State of Mind - uplifting and perky! I'm excited to read about her co-oping adventure
    -Saying "I do" - calmest bride ever; her in-controlness is really encouraging
    -Mentioned you:
    -Favorite Kitchen item? Hmmmm....I think I'd have to say iced tea maker. It's my favorite drink and the home-brewed tastiness is the best!

  19. Happy Monday!

    A Sorta Fairytale was very inspirirng today. She has great photos and a good reminder that "Most things we worry about never happen". Greta blog.

    I also loved a Red Heel State of Mind. Such a fun blog and cute title. Follower her now!

    My fave kitchen item is my apron and my kitchen aid mixer - i'd be LOST without it!!

  20. Favorite kitchen items have to be: KitchenAid Mixer (I use it all the time!), KitchenAid immersion blender (I use it almost as much as the mixer) and cute aprons from Anthropologie.

    For this week's Mingle Monday, I checked out:

    Stay Calm, Have a Cupcake - YUM! That's probably all that needs to be said. There are the most delish looking cupcakes on here, and the cupcake cookies are SUCH a cute idea. Very fun!

    Houston Hurdles - OMG, just reading the first page of posts I can tell I have so much in common with Danielle - from our desire of learning how to sew and the bathroom stall debate. Love her blog!

  21. Today I visited a Girl in the Sunshine and she posted a fabulous quote. Also I visited Bicoastally and she posted some very cute picture of her friends babies in halloween costumes.

    I guest my favorite kitchen item is my Vinturi (wine aerator), not exactly a kitchen item, more of a bar item!!!

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  23. You are officially at 400 followers! Congratulations!!

    The starbucksfiend that I am needed to visit Desperately Seeking Starbucks and I loved reading about the little things that make her smile!

    I also visited Spirals and Spatulas and saw pictures from her wedding. She made a GORGEOUS bride and I wish nothing but happiness and health for the Newlyweds!

    My favorite kitchen item would have to be my Keurig! I love having a different variety of tea every night and how easy it is to use.

    link to my post

  24. This week I stopped by:
    *365 Days of Happiness:Adorable blog, with little things to make you happy w/every post.
    *Sassy Shoe Diary: Lots of shoes, and she's recently joined a food coop...can't wait to see the recipes!

    And my favorite kitchen item would have to be our panini press. We use it to make paninis, grilled burritos, grilled chicken,'s awesome!

    Happy Monday everyone!

  25. Congrats on 400 followers, that is just awesome.
    This is my first time participating in Mingle Monday, but I am glad I did. I found two blogs that I love and am excited to be following now. What a great way to introduce us to one another.

    Keeping Up with Courtney- This is a fun and vibrant blog. Glad I found her, seems like we have a lot in common!

    A Girl in the Sunshine- Right when I clicked on her link I fell in love with her blog. The latest post was such a positive message, one that I needed to see. Glad to be following her.

    My favorite item in the kitchen would be my olive oil. I know, random! It is just as much a staple item in my kitchen as my pots and pans! I love trying different kinds and using it differently in dishes.

  26. Whoo hoo 400!

    I checked out Life with the Edwards and saw their super cute Christmas Photo options.


    Faye's Book - deep discussion of fall nail colors - OPI be still my heart!

  27. You made it to 400!!

    This week I went and visited Northwest Betty she had some cute fall pictures of her pup and the promise of some yummy looking recipes to come soon! Also Casa De Cowan, she recently went to Medieval Times and had up some fun pictures of it!

    My favorite kitchen item is my mini food processor it makes the best pesto!

  28. i just love my kitchen aid mixer! and i stopped over at poodleism (because of the name) and discovered another texas girl! and also the blog sorta fairytale - which is "sorta" gorgeous!

  29. My favorite kitchen item would be my kitchen aid mixer, even though I dont use it very often.

    I vistited I dream loudly, who had great tips about shutterfly, and I also visited penpals, which is a really cute blog.

    Congrats on 400!

  30. Yay! You made it to 400!! :)

    I visited 2 Dogs and a Blog and loved it! Her little family is too cute and I could totally relate to her most recent post!

    I also visited A Busy Belle and loved her Christmas post - I want the same camera and a Dyson too! :) And I hope so badly that she gets a ring!

    My favorite kitchen items are my beautiful stainless steel pots and pans that hang over our sink area, but if I had a red KitchenAid mixer it would definitely be my favorite!

  31. Wooohooo! 400, that is awesome!

    I stopped by A life of Color, and found another soon-to-be RN, woohoo! We nurses must stick together! I snooped around her blog and found Halloween pics she took of her big black kitty--too cute---stop by and look!

    Also visited Such Life in the Tropics----she isn't feeling well today. I decided that I'm going to visit her blog frequently for tropical escape during my Minnesota winters--on the way soon!

  32. Hi Meg, thanks again for hosting this wonderful online soiree! My favorite kitchen tool is definitely my KitchenAid mixer! Couldn't go back to life without it, it's truly a Godsend! I visited 2 Dogs and a Blog, as well as This life of Ours. Both are super cute, can't wait to read more!

    2D&B has a fantastic post about interiors and photos on walls, and how she gets a little crazy with crooked ones, I so can relate!

    TLoO posted about her recent early Thanksgiving dinner, and I loved her owl centerpieces, such a hoot haha

    I blogged about MM!

  33. I visited Desperately Seeking Starbucks and Facing 50 With Humor. I love the layout on Desperately Seeking Starbucks and her whole site has tons of positive energy :) Facing 50 With Humor is full of good advice and great writing as well. I'm so glad to have discovered these new blogs!

    My favorite kitchen gadget is this great little tool my roommate has. I don't even know what it's called lol, but it crushes garlic for you. It's made by Martha Stewart :)

    Btw I love Mingle Mondays Meg, thanks for offering such a great blogger networking opportunity!


  34. Hi Meg ... what a wonderful group of participants, who have joined this week!! I visited :

    2 dogs and a blog ... Sophie and Stella are just adorable doggies and this gal and her hubby Dr. D know how to enjoy food!! great uplifting read.

    I also went exploring Such is Life in the Tropics... there I found the most amazing pictures.Our hostess at SILITT is feeling a little under the weather pop on over and give her a warm blogland hug and get better soon comment...

    Meg , thanks for hosting Mingle Mondays... xo HHL

  35. Hello everybody! This week I visited "A Life of Color" and got a great recipe for Taco Soup. Can't wait to try it! I also visited "2 Dogs and a Blog" and saw some cool pics of her vacation to New Mexico. I'm so jealous. A vacay to some sunny warm weather would be awesome right now!

    My fave kitchen item is definitely my French press coffee maker. It makes the best coffee. I use it every day!


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