It's Time to Celebrate

It’s time to celebrate! Seven years ago, today, I posted the introduction to my blog, From the Cookie Jar. I love sharing my ideas, memories, and recipes with all of you. Reading your comments fills me with joy. To celebrate us, both you and me, I am going to give away prizes. Some of you have already received emails from me asking for your mailing address. I plan to give away several one-year subscriptions to Prairies North Magazine. I currently write a food column called “Eats and Treats” for this magazine, but I have been a subscriber since 1999. It is the magazine of Saskatchewan, but if you live elsewhere, each issue is likely to entice you to come for a visit. 

In celebration of this special anniversary, I have incredible fashion accessories to share, including designer scarves, a clutch bag, and hosiery. I will also be giving away some fashion art pieces created by artisans featured in my Saskatchewan Fashion Artisans video series. 

Two readers will receive copies of Small Reckonings, a novel written by Karin Melberg Schwier. I am savouring this book and taking my time with it, so expect me to share more later. 

As I drifted to sleep last night, I told myself that the next person to sign up for From the Cookie Jar would receive a silk scarf, inspired by Canadian photographer John Alexander and Indian textile artist Manori. This scarf showcases the natural landscape of Canada. This morning, a woman with a UK email address signed up, and I was delighted to tell her that once she sends me her mailing address her scarf will be on the way. Watch my Get a Bigger Wagon Facebook page for news about this scarf’s journey.  

Thank you for reading my blog and for sharing comments with me. I invite you to check into Get a Bigger Wagon. Have an awesome spring, stay well, and join me on Facebook and Pinterest.    Accessories always make an outfit better. Notice my SheNative clutch. Yes, I have one to give away. 



Comments (10)

  • Crystal Craig April 18, 2020 at 10:27 pm

    Maureen , I do look forward to your blog
    as I am always wondering what part of your life is going to be shared with us. Any side notes about “ The Boy” is a bonus !

  • Nicki Ault April 18, 2020 at 11:52 am

    Lucky number seven! You have created a blog that is just so you. I love it! Here's to many more years of the cookie jar! XO

  • Patricia Katz April 17, 2020 at 11:42 am

    Congratulations, Maureen, on sharing seven years worth of sharing your insightful ponderings and musings.

    I’m delighted to celebrate with you, and look forward to more fabulous articles in the months and years ahead.

    I tip a pot of tea and my hat in your direction!

    All the best, Patricia

  • Shelley Park April 16, 2020 at 10:24 pm

    Congratulations on seven years of successful blogging . Always look forward to it and your feature in Prairies North . Glad you are well

  • Judy Wildeman April 16, 2020 at 08:32 pm

    Congratulations on seven years. I look forward to reading your article and recipes in Prairie North.

  • Darlene Aitken April 16, 2020 at 04:37 pm

    Congratulations on seven successful years. Thanks so much for every article. I look forward to many more!

  • Shirley Tomporowski April 16, 2020 at 01:25 pm

    Wow! 7 great years Maureen. Congrats. Love looking through your recipes and enjoy your pages in Prairie North. Hope you and Gord are staying healthy in these uncertain times. Take care.

  • Marion Murawsky April 16, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    Wow!!! How can it be 7 years. Fabulous!! Congratulations. Happy spring to you—- & it does seem more springlike today!!!!

  • Rauncie Kinnaird April 16, 2020 at 11:34 am

    Congratulations on 7 wonderful years! McKayla is very grateful for the recipes. It’s been so much fun!

  • The Boy April 16, 2020 at 11:23 am

    Hard to argue with a chance at free stuff.......apparently "The Boy" is not eligible to win! Too bad but rules are rules and as "The Boy" always says....."who makes up these silly rules anyway?"

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