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A Giveaway!

I came home to a surprise package today — two copies each of the two most recent issues of “Where Women Cook”.  In the box was a handwritten note from Jo Packham, the editor-in-chief of the magazine.  She thanked me for being “such an important part” of the summer issue (aw, shucks), and suggested that I give one of the sets away on my blog.  Cool idea, huh?

I’ve never given anything away here before.   Never even thought of it, really.  So I’m going to keep it simple.  Leave a comment on this post and you’re entered to win.   At 9am on Thursday, June 28 I’ll randomly select one of the comments.  If I select your comment,  THESE will be yours!

Now, a confession.  You know that dream where you throw a party and nobody comes?  Well, I’ve never had that dream.  I mean, the people we know tend to like parties, and we throw a pretty good party when we set our minds to it.  But I’m afraid that when I go to sleep tonight, I’ll have a similar dream in which I throw a giveaway and nobody enters to win!  Logically, I know that really shouldn’t happen.  I’ve told you how great this magazine is, and let’s be honest — who doesn’t like free stuff?  But for some reason, I feel the need to launch this giveaway before I have the chance to have this dream, and to tell you about the mild anxiety I’m having about the possibility of having the dream — or worse, the possiblity of the possible dream coming true!

So, do me a solid.  Leave a comment.  It can be anything at all — you can just say “hi”, or “I really like to cook,” or “I like parties,” or “I like your pictures,”  or even “I know your brother, but I didn’t ever realize he was your brother until the other day” — really, anything!

Thanks in advance for participating, and good luck! 😉


Congratulations Tara R — you’re the winner! Enjoy the mags …

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  • StaceyJune 20, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    Super excited to be entered into the contest! Is it bad to wish no one else enters so I win?! ; ) Congratulations on being published. What a wonderful accomplishment!ReplyCancel

  • JennJune 20, 2012 - 7:44 pm

    I love cooking! This is awesome. PS your pics are great 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Kristen BurkeJune 20, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Showing a little love (from Fast Track…) What an awesome giveaway!!! 🙂 Congrats!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaime RamagliaJune 20, 2012 - 9:26 pm

    What a great idea!! I love cookbooks!!!ReplyCancel

  • Lana RoweJune 20, 2012 - 9:35 pm

    Love your work. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaJune 20, 2012 - 9:41 pm

    I’ve never been to one of your parties but would love to be invited. Curious, do you like to dance at your parties? Maybe like 70’s dancing in skin-tight black bell bottom pants? How ’bout Irish step-dancing…yes? Do you invite neighbors? Would it be a problem if I arrived at your home, oh I don’t know, say in a car driven up on your lawn? Looking forward to coming!


    • JayeJune 20, 2012 - 9:48 pm

      S, you sound like trouble. I will never invite you to any of my parties. JReplyCancel

  • Barbara PalumboJune 20, 2012 - 10:03 pm

    Congratulations, would love to win the magazine!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaJune 20, 2012 - 10:14 pm

    Hi! Awesome giveaway, and congrats on the feature!! Would love to win! I really like to cook, AND I like parties and your pictures. However, I don’t think I know your brother…don’t hold it against me! 😉ReplyCancel

  • bethJune 20, 2012 - 10:29 pm

    what a great accomplishment! sending some photografriend support across the internet and would love to win.ReplyCancel

  • JoanieJune 21, 2012 - 7:29 am

    Pick me! Pick Me..ReplyCancel

  • BarbaraJune 21, 2012 - 7:39 am

    I don’t throw many parties, but I love to read magazines! Maybe I will get inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Tara MurphyJune 21, 2012 - 8:02 am

    I know your brother!ReplyCancel

  • JanisJune 21, 2012 - 10:47 am

    Does your mother count?ReplyCancel

    • JayeJune 21, 2012 - 12:47 pm

      I already GAVE you a copy, MOM. Thanks for the comment, though. 😉ReplyCancel

  • Marie HerinJune 21, 2012 - 11:22 am

    As much as I enjoy looking at the pictures you take of other peoples’ families, it is the pictures you take of your own family that touch me the most. If its possible to show your love and admiration for your family in every picture, that is exactly what you achieve each and every time. You show yourself through your lens. Even though you personally are rarely in the picture.
    (Absolutely nothing to do with cooking)ReplyCancel

    • JayeJune 21, 2012 - 12:47 pm

      Thank you, Marie, for making my month!ReplyCancel

  • Tara RJune 26, 2012 - 12:33 pm

    Jaye- your pictures truly capture the way we see our children. Thank you so much for taking our family pics! You are such a talent! Congrats on the magazine!ReplyCancel

  • selinaJune 26, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    always so exciting to see the proofs from a a LIYYP sessionReplyCancel

  • Tara SattlerJune 26, 2012 - 5:31 pm

    Congrats on being featured in the magazine!ReplyCancel

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