Monday, June 27, 2011

our first cookbook swap!!!

As you'll see from the photo below, I have a lot of cookbooks. When I say a lot, I really mean it.
Exhibit a-

This photo doesn't even show all of my cookbooks! There are a lot more that you can't see, off to the left on other shelves and such! They range from all sorts of types, from international to baking to southern cooking. I love having them, but I will admit that I don't use them all as often as I should. There are some I use regularly, but there are others that I've never used. Awful, so awful, I know! I'm sure though, that I'm not the only one who doesn't always use all of her cookbooks, right?

This is where I thought of hosting a cookbook swap! We can trade a few cookbooks that we don't use, and then get a few in return that we will! Here's the idea. Leave us a comment and say that you'd like to participate. In a week or so, depending on the number of comments, we will end sign-ups and then partner people up. We will email you your partner's information and then then the two of you can discuss what you like, what you don't, etc and exchange addresses. Each pair will swap a cookbook, more if you'd like, but one minimum. Please don't go out and buy anything, take something from your shelf that hasn't had much use by you, but that your partner will love and use!

How does this sound? Make sense? Ask any questions, of course, and we will answer them as best we can! Also, please share this post on your own blog/twitter/facebook, etc! We'd love to have lots of people participating, as more people makes it more fun!

Maybe you'll find a great recipe you can share for a Tasty Tuesday!

Friday, June 17, 2011

giveaway with We are Not Martha!

We're so excited that the girls of We are Not Martha are hosting a Scarlet Threads giveaway! Do you read their blog? Chels and Sues blog from Boston and have some really amazing recipes. Today they are sharing a recipe for lemony summer risotto and offering a Daphne to a lucky reader! I know I will be trying this recipe sometime soon!

Thank you, Sues and Chels, we're so thrilled you agreed to this. Check out their blog for a chance to win and keep reading them for amazing recipes!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

boys in aprons and a cookbook swap!

This is our 150th post! How exciting! A big thank you to you, our dear readers and supporters for your encouragement; we appreciate you so much.

The encouragement comes from many different people, including the men in our lives! Here, you will see Steve cooking dinner in a Kyra! Handsome, isn't he? :)

(iphone photos, so slightly blurry!)

Do you have any photos of anyone else (or even you!) in one of our aprons? Send it to us, we'd love to see it, and who knows, maybe we will feature you one of these days!

On another fun note, we thought we might host a cookbook swap! We haven't worked out all of the details just yet, but here are our thoughts. I know that I have LOTS of cookbooks, many of which I rarely use, and I am sure I'm not the only one. We're thinking of partnering up those interested and them having the pairs send each other a cookbook or two, one that they don't use much anymore, but is still in good condition. Something like that.

Does this sound like something you'd be interested in? Leave a comment saying so, and we will follow up with a later post with further details. Feeel free to pass the word along, via your own blog, twitter, facebook, etc. We'd love to have a big group participating!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Thrifty Thursday! 39% One Day Sale

Last week we introduced the concept of Thrifty Thursday where the discount is based on the number of facebook fans that we received since the previous Thursday. This week's discount?


We started with 3200 fans and this morning we had 3239! Ergo, today is a 39% One-Day Sale! Enter the code "thriftythursday" at checkout and you will receive 39% off your entire purchase in our shop.

Just think: Daphne is now only $17.08

Mattie May (our most popular style) is now $26.84. And, I must say that is an absolute STEAL. A STEAL!

It's a secret when the next Thrifty Thursday will be but, as we did last week, we will announce the date one week before and you'll have the opportunity to suggest friends on facebook and share our post on your profile.