Posts tagged "Contests"

Tickle your sweet tooth with contest #13: The Cupcake Swap

How many dozens of cookies can you bake and swap in a lifetime? Aren’t you getting sick of them? It’s not that we’re contrary by nature (ok, maybe a little)– but we are easily bored and we will not bake another cookie in December. Not ever. Not for anyone. So, this holiday season we’re starting...

Contest #12: Re-purpose the Ordinary

We’re savers. There’s not much we can let go of, yes, we’ve been known to hold on to a grudge or two, but that’s not the kind of saving we’re talking about . No, we’re thinking about holding on to things like plastic produce bags, cute little spice jars, and old cast iron skillets. We...

Best BBQ Marinade Contest-Vote

On our Facebook page we asked for your favorite BBQ marinade for summer grilling.  We’ve narrowed the recipes to three.  Vote for your favorite in the comments section and we’ll tally the votes and let you know the winner. #1. From Sherry Epperly Hall: For steaks (easy & cheap, made with ingredients most of us...

Your Mother’s Day Stories: B’s on a Budget

On our Facebook page we asked about real life heroines and the response was huge.  An overwhelming number of people responded that their heroine was their mother or grandmother. The stories were touching. So, in honor of Mother’s Day we collected stories. We wanted to know about your Mom, or Grandma, or Great-Grandma, or Aunt.  Today...

Perk up Your Spirits with Humpday Doggie Contest* 2.0

OK, that sounds way dirtier than we intended… that’s wrong even to our ears. What we mean is this: it’s Wednesday, that day of the week you might need your spirit perked up, and you’re a dog lover. And you’ve got the most stylish/adorable/talented/heroic dog in the world. We want you to prove it. Tell us...

Grasshoppers for Earth Day and Cocktail* Recipe Contest #2

In celebration of Earth Day we’re recommending every B’ in America have a Grasshopper.   We’re also launching our official second Cocktail Recipe contest just in time for the weekend. In honor of  Earth Day we’re on the hunt for the the most delicious green colored cocktail on the planet. (No cheating, no food dye...

Contest #10: Do It Yourself (it’s way more satisfying) v. 2.0

The only way to get surefire pleasure? To get that special, private satisfaction of meeting your own needs on your own terms?  Three little words, baby: Do it yourself. A bitch has two hands and shouldn’t be afraid to use them. Oh, get your head out of the gutter. We’re talking home projects, grooming products, wardrobe...

Beating the Odds

We had so many amazing stories to consider in Contest #9: Beating the Odds.  Sweet stories like salvaging a cake from ruins to win a prize or an underdog baseball team that won a victory against all odds; moving stories of abuse, betrayal, disappointment and survival; stories of love and salvation; stories of  personal triumph...

Contest #8: Beating The Odds

In light of the NCAA College Basketball tournament, we’ve been thinking a lot about Cinderella stories, those come-from-behind, unexpected victories that take our breath away. Tell us: in sports, books, art, life—what’s your favorite underdog story? Have YOU ever been the prevailing underdog? Inspire us. Best underdog story wins a copy of our book. Click...

Myra Lee’s $80.00 Depression Red Velvet Cake-Takes the Cake

Jenny Lee is the winner of  Contest #7: The Best Dessert for Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Etc. Days. We loved  her story that her great-aunt bought this recipe for what would have been a zillion depression-era dollars. And, of course, we loved her Red Velvet Cake recipe.  Honorable mention goes to Brandy Bates for her...

Contest #7: Eat Dessert First

Remember that classic kids’ book by Judith Viorst, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day? About a little boy who wakes up on the wrong side of the bed, whose day goes wrong, and then wrong-er ? We love this book—we’re totally charmed by Alexander’s pitiful pout and soulful eyes, and we...

Be a Video Star Contest

We never give up. (It can be kind of an annoying habit or a great strength–depends who you ask.) Anyway, we have this vision– the greatest piece of installation art on a Facebook fan page ever!  We like to live without rules, be on the edge, we don’t know of anyone else doing this–besides this...