Ahh cookies! Lindsay says today, is the day we take over the internet with tons of cookies. For the last couple of weeks, food bloggers from all over the world have been baking, testing and retesting and then shipping their cookies to fellow food bloggers. It’s been exciting for us to watch all of the posts. And even more exciting that we’re able to announce that we also raised $13,778.40 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!!!
Lindsay and I started the cookie swap, three years ago to receive cookies in the mail from other bloggers and of course taste them. When we partnered with Cookies for Kids’ Cancer last year, we raised over $4,400 and that brings the grand total to over $18,000 in total raised for C4KC because of a little thing, our cookie swap. Thanks to ALL of the bloggers who joined and huge props go out to our sponsors who matched donations, without them, we would never have made it above our goal of raising over $10,000 this year…a huge huge thank you to Dixie Crystals, Gold Medal Flour and Grandma’s Molasses and OXO.
Other numbers: we had 622 participants from all over the world with everyone sending 3 dozen cookies out, that’s 22,392 cookies. Can you imagine that many cookies being shipped across the country here and in other countries around the world? Wow, just wow. Every year, I’m amazed at how many people sign up and the sheer number of cookies being baked and shipped!
So true, so true isn’t it? My friends are extremely important to me. They keep me grounded and they keep me sane. I’m incredibly fortunate to have an amazing and diverse group of friends. The support I get from my friends, I’ll be eternally grateful for. A few days ago, was the 4 year anniversary of my starting this little food blog. And never in a million years (oh I repeat myself so many times) did I ever think or dream that I would make the best friends of my life through this food blog.
One of those people is Lindsay. My partner in crime…I actually instagrammed a picture of us (or was it a tweet?) and called her my partner (oops, haha). No one caught it though. She makes me laugh and she calms me down when I’m having a crazy day and she’s the one who tweeted out three years ago, wouldn’t it be great to actually taste another bloggers cookie recipe…we should really do a cookie swap. I tweeted back and the rest is all history.
I’m getting all weepy looking back on four years, my life is so much fuller and richer because of all of you, my friends. So thank you so much for being the chocolate chips in my life.
PS Be sure to check out Lindsay’s cookies…they are amazing! I didn’t share one cookie with anyone!
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