It's that time of year again. Lila goes back to school, and you know what that means? Another give-away of fantastic Brooklyn confectionery Whimsy and Spice cookies.
Last year, I went all proud mama when Lila went to her first day of school. It was a pretty big deal, and she was understandably nervous. Not only was it a first day of school, but a first day in a new country in a language she didn't yet know. Still, off she went in her little white knee socks and did her thing.
That was last year, though.
This year, she was excited to see her friends again, happy to finally have a place she calls home where her friends can visit and totally digging being a big girl in first grade.
This photo is Lila just before she left home her first morning of classes. She's standing in front of our new place. Lila and I planted herbs -- lavender, mint and rosemary -- in the pots behind her. That hammock used to swing on our dock in Bocas del Toro. We stuffed it into our suitcase the last time we came back from the US. Talk about not traveling light.
This year, it's time for more wonderful cookies. And this year, there are TWO ways to win.
THE FIRST: Leave a comment for shortbread!!
I'm giving away boxes of shortbread cookies to three lucky people who leave a comment, any comment, below.
Choose from Chocolate Orange Cardamom, Brown Sugar Gingerspice and Honey Lavender.
Bonus points for anyone who tells me their own back-to-school story. One of you story tellers will also get one of the Whimsy and Spice Sampler boxes.
Please note: Remember to leave your e-mail address when you leave the comment so I can let you know if you win.
THE SECOND: Join my mailing list for marshmallows!!!
In addition to a chance for three more people to win a dozen box your choice of Chocolate, Caramel, Cardamom, Maple and Rose Vanilla Handmade Marshmallows, you'll receive notices of my new blog posts as well as any new contests and give-aways. (Note: I have something planned for my birthday this month as well as for Lila's birthday in April).
Enter the give-away by subscribing with your e-mail address in the box below. You must verify your subscription, though, in order to enter because unless you verify, I have no way of knowing you've joined the mailing list.
If you're already receiving updates, you're already entered to win the marshmallows.Last day to enter: Last day of March, 2010. One more caveat: Whimsy and Spice only delivers within the US, so for anyone else, I'll send you a box of Calchaquitos Alfajores (Best I've ever had).
Any questions or comments? Feel free to e-mail me! I can't wait to hear what you have to say!