Blog Birthday GIVEAWAY

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Today is my 2 year blogoversary or blog birthday. I decided to start posting recipes on the internet two years ago when I had the day off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2011. What started as a way to share some recipes with friends and family grew into a hobby which grew into a lifestyle that I love more and more everyday.

Cooking, photography and writing have become a cherished part of my daily routine. Some days I look forward to coming home from work and trying something new, be it developing a new recipe or trying to figure out photoshop. Other days, my enthusiasm wanes and I read some of the lovely comments and emails I’ve received and a find my inspiration 0nce again. I am continually inspired by the wonderful and talented blogger friends I’ve made and their support and friendship has made this experience so special.

Since starting this website, I have learned some important lessons about time management,  goal setting and how to turn a tiny apartment kitchen into a makeshift photo studio. When I began, my goal was to improve every day, either with better recipes, better photos, or more traffic. This philosophy has kept me motivated and looking forward to the challenges of year 3.

To celebrate, I wanted to give a little something to show my appreciation to my loyal readers. So I am giving away TWO subscriptions to Cooking Light Magazine. When I started learning to cook, Cooking Light was my Bible. I was so excited to receive a new issue in the mail every month and try out new healthy recipes.

So many of my readers write emails and comments about their own experiences learning to cook and create healthy recipes. That’s why I decided that cooking light was the perfect blog birthday gift! This giveaway is open to residents of the USA and Canada.

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There are 7 ways to ENTER! Please leave me seperate comments telling me how you entered.

1. Like Gen Y Foodie on Facebook

2. Post the following to Facebook: “I just entered to win a year long

subscription to Cooking Light from Gen Y Foodie http://ow.ly/h0aOS”

3. Follow me on Twitter

4. Tweet the following: “I just entered to win a a subscription to @Cooking_Light from @genyfoodie http://ow.ly/h0aOS”

5. Follow me on Pinterest

6. Connect with me on Google Plus

7. Leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of cake I should make for my birthday

Entries must be made by FRIDAY JANUARY 25th at 5pm. Winners will be announced on Monday January 28th.

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38 Responses to Blog Birthday GIVEAWAY

  1. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde January 21, 2013 at 10:57 pm #

    Happy 2 year blogoversary! What a fun way to celebrate :) I love food magazines and I usually save them and basically use them as cookbooks! I followed you on Pinterest.

  2. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde January 21, 2013 at 10:58 pm #

    I like Gen Y Foodie on Facebook.

  3. Stephanie @ Legally Blinde January 21, 2013 at 11:00 pm #

    And I follow you on Twitter! (By the way, the link in number 1 goes to Cooking Light’s website and not to your Facebook.)

  4. Amanda Thompson January 21, 2013 at 11:59 pm #

    I follow you on Pinterest :)

  5. Shelly January 22, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    Happy blog birthday! I like you on FB.

  6. Shelly January 22, 2013 at 12:04 am #

    I follow you on Twitter.

  7. Shelly January 22, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    I Tweeted: https://twitter.com/Dinky_Diner/status/293516491511459840

  8. Shelly January 22, 2013 at 12:33 am #

    I follow you on Pinterest.

  9. Anne January 22, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    I just followed you on Twitter! (No idea why I didn’t before!)

    I adore Cooking Light, and my subscription is about to run out!

  10. Amanda E January 22, 2013 at 1:24 am #

    Liked you on facebook!

  11. Elizabeth W January 22, 2013 at 3:48 am #

    I follow you on Pinterest

  12. Elizabeth W January 22, 2013 at 3:49 am #

    I follow you on twitter, happy 2 years!! :-)

  13. Melissa@EyesBigger January 22, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    Congrats on two years Dara!

  14. CCU January 22, 2013 at 8:20 am #

    Congratulations my friend, this is a brilliant achievement :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  15. Kristina January 22, 2013 at 3:19 pm #

    Happy blogoversary! Congrats on 2 years Dara!! You have such a fabulous site here :) Can’t wait to see what comes for 2013!

  16. cakewhiz January 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    happy bloogoversaty dara! your cake is so pretty and colorful :D

  17. cakewhiz January 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    already follow you on facebook

  18. cakewhiz January 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    already follow you on twitter

  19. cakewhiz January 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    already follow you on google plus

  20. cakewhiz January 22, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    following you on pinterest too

  21. Jenn and Seth January 23, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    happy blogiversary Dara!!! i just love all your delicious creations here!

  22. Liz January 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    Happy birthday to your blog, Dara!!! I like your FB page :)

  23. Liz January 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    I follow you on Twitter

  24. Liz January 23, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

    I follow you on Pinterest

  25. Liz January 23, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

    I follow you on G+

  26. Angela January 24, 2013 at 12:50 am #

    I think you should make carrot cake!

  27. Michelle @Amourbeurre January 24, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I followed you on twitter!

  28. Michelle @Amourbeurre January 24, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I tweeted!

  29. Michelle @Amourbeurre January 24, 2013 at 3:54 am #

    I followed you on pinterest !

  30. Michelle @Amourbeurre January 24, 2013 at 3:55 am #

    I added you on Google+!

  31. Adele January 25, 2013 at 12:45 am #

    I’m following you on pinterest.

  32. Kim Bee January 25, 2013 at 3:08 am #

    Love you on FB!

  33. Kim Bee January 25, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    Followed on Twitter.

  34. Kim Bee January 25, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    Followed you on pinterest. For some reason I hadn’t followed you there.

  35. Kim Bee January 25, 2013 at 3:11 am #

    And followed on G+. Great giveaway Dara. Happy blogging birthday. So glad I met you.

  36. mjskit January 29, 2013 at 3:26 am #

    I know I’m too late for the giveaway but I wanted to stop by and say Happy Blog Birthday!!!! Looking forward to seeing what you dish up in 2013!

  37. Just wanna input on few general things, The website style is perfect, the articles is real superb : D.

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