Bake Sale Day!

Hello team,

Today is…drumroll please…BAKE SALE DAY!!!!


Click image to open a new window for the bake sale!

As you have already heard, I’m raising money in a Bake Sale via the internet for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  You can bop over to Megan’s blog to see all of the wonderful and delicious prizes from cookies to brownies to signed cookbooks by some of your favorite bloggers!

I made these perfect fudge brownies and a big ole box of them could be yours!



It’s easy to win.  Megan explains it all on her site.  Go there now.  Start the bidding!


Cookies for Crohn’s

My dear and lovely friend, Beka, is running her little booty off in a 1/2 marathon to raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.  In order to maximize giving to kids suffering from those awful diseases, she’s throwing a bake sale on the internet!  I don’t know what could possible go together better than gastrointestinal troubles and internet food porn.

Beka and Megan are hosting the event on Megan’s blog, Wanna Be A Country Cleaver.  Click over to check out all of the nummy bake sale treats we are auctioning off to the highest bidder!  Many bloggers have teamed up to bring you cookies, treats, autographed cookbooks, gift packages, and more!  Click over for more information about how to bid on and receive prizes.

I decided to contribute “Perfect Fudge Brownies” (please refrain from any Crohn’s and Colitis jokes for the remainder of this blog post or we’ll have a real mess on our hands).


Since I deemed them “perfect”, I had to go through MANY iterations of these brownies before I actually “perfected” the recipe.  I called in my food blog pals to assess why the first few attempts were so cakey (too much leavening with baking powder).  Then I had to remove eggs and add chocolate to increase the fudge factor.  It really was a process.Finally I found the winner!  These bad boys are fudgey, chocolatey, gooey perfections of your traditional brownie.

If you’re interested in winning a whole big batch of these brownies, head on over to Megan’s page and bid!

Recipe to follow once the winners have been selected…


Spring semester GIVEAWAY!!!

Hey team,

In the spirit of heading back to school for the spring semester, I thought it might be time to do a giveaway!  This giveaway features all of the things that help me relax after a long week of classes.

The giveaway includes:

My favorite HUE slippers!  I have a pair of these that I haven’t taken off since Christmas.  So maybe they’re not specifically for relaxation, but they are wonderful. (your choice of color)

Two bath products from LUSH! (1 bubble bar and 1 bath bomb)

Naja Relaxation Tea!

A batch of homemade cookies from me PLUS Lindt A Touch of Sea Salt!  I don’t know how to relax completely without my sweet fix.

To enter the giveaway*:

Simply leave a comment here on your favorite relaxation products.

For additional entries:

-Tweet about the giveaway and leave a comment here saying you tweeted.  (“@madsyjoy I want to win the relaxation giveaway”)

-Link back to this post on your blog and leave a comment here saying you blogged it.

*The giveaway is limited to entries in the US. My apologies to my overseas friends!*

The contest ends at 12pm Pacific Coast Time on Wednesday, January 25th.


P.S. Hue, Lush, Naja, and Lindt should totally be paying me for promoting their products, but they aren’t.  I’ll let you know when I’m cool enough to have big time advertisers on this little ole blog of mine 😉