Thursday, July 8, 2010

Suzie Told Me I Was A Winner!

I really love being told I'm a winner.

Yes, it's true. I was the winner in the amazing Suzie the Foodie's $100 Shopping Spree Giveaway at I am grateful and happy. What was great synchronicity was that Suzie was on vacation at the beach and couldn't sleep, so she announced it at an odd time at night, and I was up as well. I saw her tweet and rushed to her site to be the first person congratulate the winner and then found out it was me! I have no idea what I will buy but I'll let you know. 

Suzie's blog has been so enjoyable for me to read for years, and I have watched her grow and bloom as a food writer despite many obstacles. My favorite thing about her blog is the stories she tells of how she makes each dish. I love how she tells exactly how she does each recipe, her beautiful photographs, and best of all how she recovers from so-called failures and what she learns. She has a special perspective on food and writing--a unique voice--that makes her blog one I never miss even though I currently don't cook with recipes (nor do I cook too much without recipes either). It's just plain fun to read! And Suzie is what makes it most special. 

So, visit, browse her site and you'll see what I mean!

~Photo from Suzie the Foodie's Blog


Anonymous said...

Oh, what a yummy blog. Congratulations! That's kind of neat that you, one of her long-time supporters, won.

Olivia said...

I think so too :) Thanks, K,
xoO ♥

(Sorry, Kelly, I goofed up the previous comment :)

Suzie Ridler said...

You are so a winner Olivia! And thank you so much for blogging about the contest and I love that you were the first person to find out about the winner and it was you. How funny we were online at that odd hour together!

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback too, you are such a special blogging friend and have really helped me with my blog in many ways. You're the best Olivia!

Jane said...

I love food blogs too! Congrats on winning!!

Olivia said...

Thank you, Suzie! I appreciate your kind words. I'm glad we are blogging friends :) xoO

Angela said...


Olivia said...


It's good to see you here, "stranger". You've been blogging less (at least it seems this way to me) and I've been commenting less and I miss you. You have something in common with Suzie in that you're a fantastic food photographer yourself. I bet you'd love reading her blog.

It's good to see you, Jane.

Peace and love to you, O

Melita said...

oh wow, how exciting! congrats dearest O! love & hugs!!

Olivia said...

Thanks Angela and Melita :) xoxoO