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Monday, May 18, 2009

Blogaversary Party, Day 6 - MMM Link Up - FIRST Post You Wrote For Your Blog!

Gooooood Monday Morning! Isn't it great to wake up to a party?! Just in case this is your first time joining the party (fashionably late are we?), get yourself acquainted a bit:

Day 1 - Let The Party Begin (hear me explain the festivities)
Day2 - Like A Warm Cup Of Coffee Trivia
Day 3 - The Hidden Gems
Day 4 - 10 Things I've Learned Through Blogging
Day 5 - Successful Blogging Tips

Don't forget to check out the super amazing prize list!

Now, what would a party be without cake? Cake is an absolute must, so stop partying for a moment and go get some cake!


Yum-o, right?! Lisa always has something tasty baking at Stop & Smell The Chocolate! Join her every Friday for a"Do You Want Chocolate With That?" link up and enjoy a weekly treat!

Now it's time for the blogaversary edition of Motivate Me Monday! Today we are linking up with our very first posts! Go on, hit up those archives and join the fun!

My First Ever Post - "Our Official Debut"

Good morning! We are officially a "go!" As a young (ahem) woman and stay-at-mom with two little ones, I often find myself in desperate need of friendship, help, encouragement, motivation, and a brain! Do you ever feel like this?

After stumbling downstairs in the dark before the sun rises (goal), trying not to wake the kiddos, I want to pour myself a strong, smooth cup of coffee (which by the way is more than a drink to me, it’s an experience!), curl up, and with a couple of clicks on the mouse, find the above "needs" to help me begin and get through my day. Don’t get me wrong, my ultimate source of life must come from my "corner in the couch" time with Jesus first thing. He gives me the true rest and refreshment I need to survive on a daily basis. After that however, I want to sit down and read the news, find encouragement, practical, "life giving" tips to bring value to my family and home, creative things to do with my toddler, poetry, art, articles that teach and inspire, date ideas, "how-to’s", and a community of women who understand the ups, downs, and sometimes crazy loops of being a wife and mom. Thus, "Like a warm cup of coffee" was born (or, brewed I should say). It is my genuine desire that this place will be a blessing to you, as well as an outlet. So, grab your cup of joe and let’s journey together!


Well, there you have it, my first post! Now onto...

Super Awesome Businesses of the Day

Who likes cookies? Who likes fortune cookies? Big fortune cookies - SUMO COOKIES!!!
"Ever since she was little, Janice has loved baking. That passion led her to, pardon the pun, her "big idea." A fortune cookie that redefined fortune cookies. One that looked different and tasted even better with a buttery, homemade flavor. After months of adding a pinch of this and a dash of that, she had perfected the recipe. In February of 2003, Sumo Enormous Gourmet Fortune Cookies fired up its ovens. Today, SUMO cookies are baked fresh and topped with delicious ingredients for holiday gifts, corporate functions, baby announcements, birthdays, weddings and more."

See regular fortune cookie...see SUMO cookie...


I know! How cool is that?! More cool: you get to customize the fortune!


Are you drooling yet? Good! One of you is going to be getting some of these "yummy's!" Get on over to Sumo Cookies and tell me what your favorite Sumo is!

Alrighty people, who needs some organization in there life? If you're anything like me, you could use some help! Here is your chance. List Plan It is offering a FREE subscription!!! What does this mean? It means you get Instant access for 1 full year to over 400 pages geared toward helping you live a more organized life!


Go and check out there new website and get yourself all excited! Oh, and if you don't happen to win, List Plan It is offering a FREE 1-week trial print membership! What are you waiting for? Get on over there!

Next up, the cutest baby clothing ever!

Faith baby is giving away to one of you one of these adorable little faith inspired outfits! To read what inspired Faith Baby, click here. You'll have tears.

Which one is your favorite?
Your Turn!
  • Share some advice, wisdom, practical applications, tips you've learned, etc. that you think would benefit and motivate others.

  • Make sure to put the title of your post after your name. Example: Sarah Mae (Our Official Debut!)

    *Make sure to link directly to your MMM post and then link back here (you know, for the link love and all)!
Stay updated with Like A Warm Cup Of Coffee by clicking here!







48 comments:

Lori said...

Lori (Sold)
Wowza - can't believe I'm lucky number 1! I'm throwing a very girlie baby shower this summer so I love the Sumo cookies with pink sprinkles. I'm also heading promptly over to Faith Baby for a baby shower gift! Thanks for the great giveaways!

Composing Hallelujahs said...

all i kept thinking was "WHOA. that's a big cookie. WHOA!" :)

Composing Hallelujahs said...

oh and i just tweeted about your party... i'm catching up, this virus is slowing me down lately :)

Nimmi said...

Why do I live sooo far away?? I want one of those Cookies now. Can't you just beam one done to me, Scotty??

Thanks for whetting my appetite.

Debbie said...

I have been catching up on the party. Wow, Wow, Wow!!! It just keeps getting better.

Girl you really know how to throw a party!

heidi jo said...

it's almost 2am and i'm resisting a late night snack (hubby gave up resisting and is munching behind me) :) these cookies, however, would have me caving in.

ok - goodnight. :)

heidi jo

johanna said...

i just came to your blog yesterday and im totally hooked... im on a long journey towards accepting jesus as my saviour and your blog encouraged me to get up this morning early and study my bible and bible notes
thanks so much
xx

christinnjon said...

My favorite would be anything chocolate. Seriously!

And yes, that is one BIG cookie!!

The Real Me! said...

I had to laugh at my first post because it was a very serious devotional and I just won funniest blog last week. It's amazing how things can change isn't it. I didn't even introduce myself first, I just jumped right in! LOL.
Love you girlfriend.
Hugs.
Kim

Debbie said...

Okay - it's Monday morning. I've only had enough time/energy to make a cup of instant coffee, and now I have to decide which SUMO cookie is my favorite? =) They look waaaay delectable - the S'mores or the Seven Layer SUMO would be my choice. Okay - maybe I'd just get both. Either way, I have to go get some real coffee now...

Kristen, The Pajama Mama said...

okay, totally misunderstood the MMM assignment this week, I thought you wanted us to link up our FIRST post...and as embarrassing as it was, I do as I'm told...anyhoo...
love the black faithbaby "all God's grace in this tiny face..."
would love to try the german chocolate sumo...
and could really use 400 pages of lists to organize my life!

Jacquie said...

LOL - I have that Sesame Street song in my head: A cookie for you; a cookie for me by Cookie Monster. I think the stuffed Sumo cookies are absolutley fun and unique for any party.

Kristin said...

Those cookies look amazing! And I may not have a little one yet, but we're hoping it will be soon...so if I won that it wouldn't be too bad either! :)
I've really been enjoying your party, Sarah Mae!

Becky said...

Sorry I'm late, but I'm glad I stopped by! And I hope I can stay awhile. Looks like you're all having fun!

Amanda Flynn said...

Those fortune cookies look amazing! I have always loved them and those are to die for! I wonder, do they include extra special fortunes? ;)

Elizabeth said...

Oh how I love faith baby... My favorite is Mommy's answered prayers. Love it!

Keowdie said...

Happy Blogaversary!

Those cookies are amazing! I wonder how they get them that big? I think the turtle Sumo looks pretty good, but I'm sure my husband & sons would think the Sprinkled Sumo looks the best (since they love all things sprinkled!).

And I love Faith Baby. I'd never heard of that before, and will have to head over there again since I have lots of friends who are having babies these days. I think my favorite is the "Be patient. God's not done with me yet" toddler tee...my 13 month old is definitely getting to that stage!

Muthering Heights said...

I just love Faith Baby...what a sweet concept!!!

I will jump in on this meme someday...right now, I'm struggling to motivate myself to keep on keeping on with my giant belly in the way, LOL! :) That may not be very motivating to others...

MomE said...

I think my favorite sumo is the snickers...although I really like the bride...but seeing as I've already done that...maybe for an anniversary. AND I love Faith Baby...I think my fave is "Be patient God's not finished with me yet." Okay gotta go do my mmm post!

Rhonda Parker said...

I love those sumo fortune cookies - adorable! They look scrumptious! Love to try the chocolate ones with nuts. Yummy!

Reborn said...

The snickers Sumo looks yummy! mmmmm....

I would LOVE the list plan-it thingy. I'm a list-aholic! :)

BTW, I keep getting a warning when I'm visiting your blog... some sort of computer gibberish and the word "termination" (sorry I can't be more specific than that! lol). And then I click ok, and then your blog closes and it goes to the "Internet Explorer cannot display this page" super annoying page.

Just wanted to let you know. :)

We 2 B's said...

What an awesome idea! Sumo cookies are very cool! They all look yummy. Faith baby has adorable outfits! And I can always use more organization! I'm really enjoying your party this week! Thanks for putting it all together.

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Thanks for linking up to the cake - I'm sending the cake-eaters your way too! :)

I linked up my post - fun to see first posts!

Oh my - those cookies look so good! I think the Southern Pecan Turtle would be my favorite. And I could use some of those planner lists to get more organized. Faith Baby looks adorable - I like the "not spoiled, blessed" - that would be a cute gift!

Havin' fun at your party!! And it's not over - yay! :)

Kristin said...

I'm such a 10 year old...lol...I like the cotton candy sumo. :)

I also love the, "Not Spoiled, Blessed!" onesie. ;)

A House FULL of Grace said...

What a fun idea for first posts! I'm heading over to Faith Baby to order some baby gifts...precious!

Anne Basso said...

I like the second onsie, it's adorable!

irishmcmommy said...

I really NEED "List Plan It" - WOW - this would be a great step ONE in the right direction to organization! I am checking out their site now.

Steph
mkstephmc@yahoo.com

irishmcmommy said...

LOVE the "All God's grace in this tiny face" Faithbaby outfit. I have 3 new moms in my life...would make a great gift.


Steph

irishmcmommy said...

SNICKER Sumo Cookie....YUM~

Steph

Sarah said...

I am pretty dumb when it comes to the whole linking thing. I'll get it someday :)

~SHANNON~ said...

Oh my goodness! Your cup runneth over on wonderful giveaways!! lol.

The cookies look scrumptios and I am drooling over the Pecan turtle...yummy!

I am heading over to listplanit - I am a new mommy- and boy could I use some organization! And a schedule! And a to do list.... :)

Faith baby's stuff is wonderful! I especially love the protected by angels onsie. Isn't that the truth? All our little ones have the angels watching out for them- nice to have clothing that re-affirms that!

HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!!

Sarah said...

Thanks, Sarah Mae!

HeathahLee said...

HEY! I'm baaack!

First, I can honestly say that it has been a long time since looking at something online has made me want to drool on the keyboard. That S'mores SUMO cookie did it for me. Oh. My. Word.

And those Faith Baby onesies. I wish, wish, WISH I had one when Kiddo came along. "Mommy's answered prayers" would have been perfect.

And I HOPE I win the List Planit! I just saw "room by room purge" and KNEW I needed it!

AND, last but not least, I linked up with technicaly my second post, but since my first one consisted exactly of, "Okay, Kat, you asked for it, you got it. Oh, help us all." I figured my second one was a better choice. : )

Now, did I miss anything?

Oh, and the craft fair was so-so...I'll post about it soon.

Melissa Cummings said...

Oh my gosh, I love this stuff. The Faith Baby website is great, thanks for sharing it. I love the "Mommy's Answered Prayers" shirt. I hope I need one of those soon!! :) And as for the Sumo cookie... whoa. That Seven Layer Sumo totally got my mouth watering.
Loving the blogaversary!

Jami said...

I love your blog. So fun! The giveaways are great and I loved your blog tips.
Thanks!

Michelle said...

Hehe, your doing so awesome with this party!!!! Hugs!

Alexia (first blog post!) said...

I posted my first blog post. Wow. Was it really that long ago?? Thanks for taking me on a trip down memory lane. :-)

Anonymous said...

those shirts are so cute, I love the be patient toddler tee! Any of those chocolate cookies would be yummy...too hard to choose!
Abby
jhopfauf@hotmail.com

LivingforGod said...

My favorite Sumo cookie is the Caramel Cashew Sumo.

serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

LivingforGod said...

I also visited Faith Baby; my favorite one is Not Spoiled, Blessed!.

serving_theKingofkings@yahoo.com

Kristina said...

Southern Pecan Turtle Sumo sounds the yummiest!

Kristina said...

Faith Baby - sooo cute! I love the one that says, "be patient God is not finished with me yet."

Emily B said...

Mommy's answered prayers.
I love that. If I win it I will cry, because it would be so true. 2 years trying but still no baby.

Emily B said...

And I posted your link on my blog today!

quelleheure4 said...

Those Sumo cookies are gimongous! I love the Sumo with M&M's! YUM!
quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

I've also looked around Faith Baby and they really do have some cute designs, don't they? I love the "all God's grace in this tiny face." Awwwww....

quelleheure4[at]gmail{dot}com

Susan said...

SNICKERS SUMO - absolutely divine! Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

Robin said...

I have never seen Sumo cookies before. I watched the video on their website on how they make them and just couldn't believe it. How fun to make huge cookies all day!

Breezy said...

I look forward to going through all these fun posts! I remember the first time I sat down to write my very first post. It was about a pineapple.