Gooseberry Patch is in the house! WOOT! WOOT! Oh…and I am in theirs :) Plus a Giveaway!

I am the Featured Friday blogger!!


Is that so cool or what?  Seriously, I got a little spazzy when Jen contacted me and asked me if I would be interested?  My response: “Did you seriously just ask me that?!”  And yes, she was serious.  So get yourselves over there and read every word!  While you are there look around…GREAT STUFF I TELL YOU! And then zip back over here and enter to win Gooseberry Patch Farmer’s Market Favorites and my OOAK NotQuiteJuneCleaver Farmers’ Market Apron!


How to enter? Leave me a comment telling me how much you want to win!  And if you blog about this, tweet about this or facebook this, let me know you have done so and you get an extra entry for each place you talk about it!  I will draw the winner Monday May 3rd – your entry must be in by noon CST.  Check Tuesday morning, May 4, for the announcement.

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Susan, I read the article on Gooseberry Patch (my fav site and store) and just had to pop on over here to say congrats on the feature!! I am one of your biggest fans. I Just love you to bits. Winning would please me to no end, but at the same time, I consider myself a winner anyways, simply by association. All of us who know and love you are winners. XXOO

I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really want this prize.
Thank you.

Sue D

Just came over from the Gooseberry blog–congrats on being featured. I spent a little time checking out your blog and will definitely be coming back. I would love to win one of your beautiful aprons and a cookbook.

Another entry. I just posted about your give a way on my blog at
Please go visit.

I just read all about you and your blog over at Gooseberry patch, congrats!!! on being featured, I sooooo want to win I love there cookbooks, thanks for the chance…I am off to check out your blog and become your newest follower


Cool. I love aprons and we (teen daughter and I) love cookbooks. My teenager loves to bake and cook and be in the kitchen. I’d love to win this giveaway. Thanks

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com


Just to let you know I posted your button.

Hi Miss Susan! :) I am new to your blog…found you through GBP! ;) I would LOVE to be entered for this giveaway…I love aprons and I love GBP! :D It’s a perfect pairing! ;)

Your blog is so cute and fun! :D I love it, and will be sure to come back again! :)

~Miss Rachel~

I facebooked about the giveaway! :) Thank you!

~Miss Rachel~

You always have the best prizes!!! I still remember getting my first gooseberry patch book and sticking it in my hope-chest! Now years later I have many & those wonderful recipes have become a tradition at many a family meal. I’ve said here before… one day one of your lovely aprons is gonna be mine!!!


Hey there Susan,
Congrats on being GP Friday Feature!! It really is so cool!! I was one awhile back, but my blog doesn’t even compare!! I LOVE your blog, your creative genius and your wit!!

I would LOVE to win…pick me, pick me!! I don’t have an apron, I need one. I cook, I just never wear an apron!! AND the book, who doesn’t want that cook book?!!!

I’ll be back!!

Have a GREAT day!!!

Anne Marie

Love your blog and Gooseberry Patch – what a great combination!!! Thanks for the chance to win the book and apron – that would be a dream come true.

Congrats on being Blog of the Week on Gooseberry Patch! This is my first time visiting your blog, and I know I will be stopping back often! Your pictures are beautiful!

Karen Whitney

Congrats on being the Friday featured blogger. Love your blog! Would absolutely love to add this cookbook to my collection of Gooseberry Patch ones I already own…..and your apron would just be the “icing on the cake”. :-)

I put your blog button on my blog sidebar. :)

~Miss Rachel~

Please Enter me in your give away – I have been dying for the Farmer’s Market book and just love your apron!

Joanne Vanderheite

Hi, New here saw you on Gooseberry. Would really love to win , as I love cookbooks and aprons. Will follow you.!!

Susan… Okay… I am down on my knees… begging you to draw my name to win your apron!

Hope my begging helps!

Love and apron strings,
Victoria in Houston

Ok– I live in the Upper Peninsula of MI, but my folks have lived in NW Louisiana for 100’s of years, A town called Plain Dealing and Chalybeate Springs LA. I’d love to win. The best thing about GB books, is that the recipes are made with things you have in the cupboard, great combinations without breaking the checkbook by heading to the grocery store evry time you want to try something new. My Grandpa had a huge garden every year and an old green pickup like in the photo. My Grandmother–Named Teddie (People just aren’t named that anymore), never entered the kitchen without an apron. She LIVED in the kitchen so it’s pretty safe to say she wore an apron like we wear socks. I still remember us laughing because she would finish one meal and immediately start the next. She even made a pan of cornbread every day as part of the dog food. Hunting dogs were a must. Life in the U.P. of Michigan is completely different. I look at your posts with nostalgia. Confession: The sketches are as good in the cookbooks as the recipes. I can get lost in the pics– swearing I’m going to learn to draw like that one day. Throw my name in the bucket… I’d love to win…. The perk of the internet is making a new friend.


Hello Susan,
Congrats to you on being featured over at GBP! I’ll be hoping on over there in a few to read it! It sure is exciting isn’t it? I was featured a few weeks ago and I had to call my whole family I was so excited…of course I had to explain to several members what a blog is, he, he!

I’ve been a follower for a while now and I’ll spread the good news on my facebook too. I would love to win one of your adorable aprons so I had to finally comment! Thank you for the generous giveaway, you are such an inspiration to me!
Dee from

What a fun site to be featured on. Congrats! Now make sure I win that apron. I REALLY want it. :) And of course I would love to have another cookbook from Gooseberry.

Congrats to being featured. I was featured as well and Heart GP!!! I love your site and now have added it to my favorites on my blogroll. I would love to win the cookbook I havent had the chance to get the Farmers Market one Yet. YOu can never have enough GP cookbooks.

Please add me to you drawing! I’d love to win that cook book and apron. My hubby would thank you. It might inspire me to get in the kitchen more often!


Hoppin’ over from Gooseberry Patch…..congrats on being the feature blog this week!! I just added you to my favorites…..I think I could learn alot from you! I would love to win that cookbook and especially the apron! I love aprons, but only have one. Thanks for the chance to win!

Have a blessed day!

I love the Gooseberry Patch books! I have some of their craft books, and some of the recipe books and love everything that is in them. They give me some good, easy recipes, but they also let have a little trip down memory lane. I grew up in eastern Nebraska, in a little town of about 600 people. Gardens, yards, cooking, and sewing were the main activities. My grandmas both wore aprons they made themselves. They were so beautiful!

I will also link to you at my website. Congrats on your Follow Friday!

well, I love cookbooks, Gooseberry Patch are great and boy do I need a new apron. Mine is pretty old. So if you pick my name I’ll dance a little jig!

OOPS…I got carried away and posting my comment on the wrong post!


Congratulations for being featured on Gooseberry! :-)

Nancy Wolff

What fun to discover a new blog! I would love to win the book and apron. I love spending time in the kitchen and a new apron is always appreciated! congratulations on being the featured blog!

Terrific! thrilled for you gal.

Congrats!! It feels good to be the Featured Friday! Very interesting interview and love your blog…I will be back!!
I would love to have your apron….love it and of course I would like the cookbook to add to my collection!! Love GBP!

Wow Susan, reading your blog makes me feel like I found a friend.
I absolutely love your blog. Your raised bed garden is beautiful, and it’s just dirt right now. Can’t wait to watch it grow. I love Gooseberry Patch and would love the book “Farmers’ Market Favorites” and your amazing, one-of-a-kind market apron. Both would be welcomed and useful items in my garden and household. Please sign me up to win them!
Blessing to you and yours,
(Im a first time Grandma of an eight month old little boy and this fall will have two more grandbabies coming, both my daughters are pregnant!)
Can’t wait to blog about them!


Susan, I agree with what you said about just planting something. Of course we plant many different things. It’s great therapy. Would also be great to win a gorgeous apron and wonderful cookbook. Will be anxiously waiting to hear. Linda E.


What an absolute joy to read your blog. I recently found your site and have enjoyed reading it.
Thank you for putting it out there for others to read.
I would love to win such a wonderful and generous giveaway.

I Oh So want to win this cookbook & apron.
I am an avid cook from recipes cook and I always recommend Gooseberry Patch cookbooks to others, even buying them and giving away as Christmas presents. You can feel sure this cookbook and apron will be used often.

I blogged about the giveaway.


Susan you are awesome..what an honor for Gooseberry to have you on their site!!!


posted a blog entry about this giveaway today.

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Virginia C

Hi! Abi from “4 the LOVE of BOOKS” sent me! I am a new follower and subscriber to your blog. Wow, lots of good things here! I love to cook and I love Gooseberry Patch. They offer fabulouse collectibles and other goodies, and their cookbooks are wonderful : ) Doesn’t “Farmer’s Market Favorites” make your mouth water in anticipation? In live in a very small town, and we have several Farmer’s Markets and numerous produce sellers. In the Summer, I head out early in the morning to shop for the best tomatoes, peppers, corn, melons, squash & etc! I’d love to win the cookbook and your nice apron for added good measure!


gooseberry patch has always been a favourite of mine…fabulous apron…thanks for the giveaway.

I love aprons and Gooseberry Patch. Was so excited to see this giveaway! Would like to win, of course! I also told the reader’s at my blog about this entry with your link:)

Congratulations! What a great honor to be with Gooseberry Patch!!!

CONGRATS! I love those GP features…it’s one of my favorite things about Friday. :-) Your blog (and all of your handiwork) is so cute!!! I would be “over the moon” if I won…thanks for the giveaway, and congratulations!


Great Interview… I have not worn an apron in yrs. When I first married in 63′ I always wore aprons..need to go back to the basic ways..

Would love to win the book and apron. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

Just found you and will be back.


Congratulations!! How exciting for you!
I would love to win the giveaway! Thank you for always being so generous with your followers!


It’s fun to find a new blog via Gooseberry Patch’s Featured Friday. I’d love to be entered in your giveaway and would love to win! Wearing an apron when I cook makes me feel more “domestic” and just looking at a Gooseberry Patch cookbook makes me feel good. Whether I win or not, though, I will definitely be checking your blog often.

teresa harris

I too would like very much to WIN !!! Congrats on the visit from Gooseberry!!! thank you~


Ooooo…I LOVE Gooseberry patch <3 Congrats on being featured! Please enter me for a chance to win your give-away…I would really, really, really like to win <3 <3
Smiles, DianeM :)


Congratulations! I love Gooseberry and I’m glad I discovered your blog. Would love to be entered to win!

Holly M

Your photography is beautiful! I want to sit at your picnic table. Would be honoroed to win an apron and GBP book. THANK YOU!

Posted your giveaway on my blog but forgot to tell you that my blog is :) Love this giveaway!