Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Authors in Bloom Blog Hop

Hi. It's that time of year again for the Authors in Bloom Blog Hop. It's been sunning and gorgeous in my area. I love spring. It's time for yummy treats. One of my favorite is super simple. Choose your favorite fruits, I like to do strawberry, blueberries and raspberries, prepare strawberry jello according to package directions. Place a layer of fruit at the bottom of a pyrex dish, pour jello on top and when it's done, cover the whole thing with Cool Whip.

Now, back to the blog hop.

There are multiple prizes.
Grand prize:
Ereader (Kindle or Nook) and $25 gift card (Amazon or Barnes & Noble).
Keep them both or share them to the delight of your friends!  To enter my giveaway, leave a comment, follow me on twitter, facebook or subscribe to receive email notifications from my website, ensuring you stay up to date on the next release, Ladd Fortune….coming June 2013.  Once you leave a comment, you’ll be eligible to win our grand prize!  The more sites on the hop you visit and leave a comment, the better your chances to win–so don’t miss a single one!

1) Follow my blog.

2) To enter to win the Authors In Bloom prizes – a Kindle Fire or Nook (winner’s choice) along with a $25 gift card, plus there will be 2nd and 3rd place prizes drawn — LEAVE A COMMENT in the comments below.

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So tell me, if you’re a flower gardener, veggie gardener, both flower and veggie, or if and what you love to cook. Then use the handy linky link below to visit the other sites taking part in the hop. The more sites you leave a comment on, the better your chance to win.

The Authors In Bloom tour ends April 19th at 11:59pm EST. All winners will be announced at by April 22, 2013.

Thanks so much for joining us! And have FUN!

Check out the Author Blogs.


  1. Courtney,
    I love to cook. My mom always said I was a dessert specialist, but my son would probably say I do Mexican dishes the best. Our new favorite is chicken fajitas.

  2. Hey Courtney,
    The header at the top of this blog is BEAUTIFUL!! Did you design that? It's awesome.

    I like to grow flowers and veggies. I have a small herb garden I can see from my front window that's my favorite place to putter. Love cooking with fresh herbs, and they're pretty easy to keep alive. :)

  3. I do veggies, mostly squash and broccoli. Other veggies I've planted haven't grown--like green beans.

    No, I didn't do the whole header, I took a pre-made theme and adapted it with my blog title and tweaked the code to get it the way I wanted. There are these places online where you can buy scraps that are packaged buttons, ribbons, jewels, flowers and such, so someday I might make my own header. I don't really use my blog much anymore though.

  4. We mostly grow cucumbers n maters but I love other stuff fresh from the garden as well, we just dont grow them all. LOL

  5. That sounds so yummy. Love fruit in jello & cool whip. I have a flower garden. Love flowers. All kinds. I like to cook somewhat. LOL. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B

  6. not a gardener nor a cook.......however, LOVE to eat!!
    thank you for the giveaway!!!

  7. I love to grow both flowers and veggies :)
    I have a hard time with veggies though i seem to kill more then I grow! I do always have good luck with potatoes though :)

  8. Looks like a great book. It's garden time. I just was clearing the weeds today.

    Thanks for the giveaaway


  9. Thanks!
    GFC Seyma S.

  10. I have a veggie garden and also flowers. Sharma Darby

  11. I like both love flowers and love veggies(tomatoes, bell peppers,greenbeans, squashes, cumcumbers)... I am a big fruit person to... Come the fall my kitchen is full of apples, peaches, pears, and berries all getting cut, juiced and ready to be canned or jamed lol. Thanks for being part of the hop.

  12. I wish I had a yard to garden in, but I love to cook! :) I am looking into canning and making jams for this coming would be so much better if I could use my own fruits and veggies. Thanks!!
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  13. My mom used to make essentially this same jello salad, but she also added walnuts to give it a crunch. Nice *meeting* you, Courtney. :)

  14. I have to cook every night! Darn family needing to eat. Hah. I'm following on FB and Twitter and I hope you'll stop by my post and do the same!

    ninette.swann at

  15. Spring is bloom and I love the flowers that come along with it. The warm weather, the happy people, the blossoming of roses and sunflowers. Sunflowers have to be my favorite flowers. They are so happy reaching towards the sky. Their petals are like eyelids opening wide to look upon the great blue sky above. My mother makes the best cheesy cauliflower soup that i adore in the springtime. It's thick and creamy and I could easily eat gallons of it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for sharing and for the awesome hop!!

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