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Sunday, September 30, 2007

1 year Blogaversary

One year ago we started the WhistleStop Cafe Cooking blog. Our first post was on October 1st; The beginning of a new venture for WhistleStop.

Our general idea was to introduce our great batter mixes and marinades, and maybe sell enough that I could retire to the beach (actually that was my plan!) I opened our little country store A Pinch of Dis &A Pinch of Dat to make it a little easier to find the products on the blog. I am learning all the links aren't perfect, when in doubt e-mail me!

I had hoped to post bits & pieces about the cafe, some good cookin' recipes, and a little bit about life in the south. I have posted just a pinch of recipes from our cookbooks or our products. We have had a few road trips, and I have tried to share those without boring you to death.

I would have never thought in one year I would 'meet' so many wonderful people from all parts of the world. I thank each one of you who stop in and leave a comment. It is through these comments that I have gotten to know you, and feel like we could sit and chat the afternoon away.
As a special thank you I am having a give away. This is our gift to you for our one year Blogaversary! Leave me a note and I'll put your name in the hat. We will draw for a box of goodies.

Thanks y'all for a fun year!
Sandi & Bill

55 comments:

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

Hey! You're having a giveaway. Please enter me....I'm # 1. WOW

Lydia said...

Happy blog birthday -- one year is such a wonderful accomplishment! Looking forward to a second year at the Whistlestop Cafe.

Sugar Bear said...

Happy anniversary! I love the fried green tomatoes banner!
Karla

kris said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I'm so glad I met you in Blogland!! :)

Penny Carlson said...

Happy Anniversary!!! I love Whistle Stop products! Please enter!
Penny
P.S. thanks for stopping by my blog today...I just added you to me favorite blogs on my blog...

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hey y'all! Add my name to that list of yours! I would love to get a box of your goodies and try them out. Happy Anniversay! Time sure goes fast now doesn't it?

xo,
Becky

dot said...

Happy Anniversary and please throw my name in the hat! If I win you won't even have to mail it, just toss it over the state line. lol

justabeachkat said...

Happy 1 Year Blogaversary!!!!! Has it really been a year already? Amazing!

Hope I win.

Hugs!
Kat

Peabody said...

Happy blog birthday...I always seem to miss mine.
Here is to many more years!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Sandi & Bill
Happy Blogaversary!
That's a good name blogaversary!

katiez said...

The year's fly by, don't they?
Happy Blogiversary - and ggod luck with that 'retire on the beach' thing...

collard green queen said...

Is is bad to crave Fried Green Tomatoes at 6:00 in the morning! Gosh those look great...

tut-tut said...

I can't believe you've bee blogging for only a year! Great things happen because of blogs.

Maryann said...

Happy anniversary Sandi and Bill! You are so right about the nice people who live in the food blog world. I hope you keep blogging for a long long time :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh yeah! count me in, Sandi! I have so enjoyed getting to know you these past few months & one of these days we will have to meet up in person. I mean, we do live in the same town and all, LOL.

Rhoda

Keriann said...

Happy anniversary! I love reading your recipes :)

Josh Lane said...

Bill & Sandi.

Great job on the blog!

As you know, I'm a big fan of your products & the cafe. You can add the blog to the list.

I'm also a big fan of you as a friend.

Happy anniversary!!

Nunnie's Attic said...

Happy Anniversary! I love everything that I have read so far and I'm looking forward to year 2! Thanks for sponsoring a give-away. Being that my life practically revolves around food for my family, I would be thrilled to be entered!

Love,
Julie

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Hi Sandi....count me in please !

Blue Zebra said...

Happy anniversary Sandi and Bill!!! Wishing you great success and many more of great posts from you guys!

Hugs and have a happy day!

BZ

Cheryl Wray said...

Don't you just love blogging? I also would have never imagined meeting so many amazing people! So...Happy Blog Birthday!!!

Pick me, pick me...LOL!!

Mary Isabella said...

Congratulations !!!!! Hope it is afun day for you Mary

Andi said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! Wonder when that word will appear in Websters?

I'm so excited about flying to Birmingham Friday and knowing I'm going to the Irondale Cafe! I'm sure looking forward to those fried green tomatoes!!!

Splaneyo said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging success. I hope there are many more in your future. I would love for my name to go in the hat!
Heather

JANET said...

Congratulations on your Blogaversary! I am glad to have met you and the Whistlestop Cafe through it.

Sandi McBride said...

I sure hope you get to Chesterfield County on a road trip...It's a lovely place. I'm sure the County Paper's Editor would love to interview you for the Progressive Journal...Fanny Flagg has lots of fans up here, too! We'd love to meet you, too!

rpm said...

Congratulations on your blog anniversary. I sure have enjoyed reading your adventures and recipes and thoughts. And I'm glad I found the Whistle Stop batters in the store.

Kari said...

I'm in, baby. I'm winning. Make no mistake about it. Tell the rest of them to JUST GIVE IT UP.

Sandi McBride said...

And happy 1st Blogaversary! Many more!!!

Pearl Maple said...

Happy Blog Anniversary, an important moment and big accomplishment.

Does the Whistle Stop ship to Canada?

Homesick Texan said...

Happy anniversary! Thanks for all the delicious cookin'!

Anonymous said...

I miss Irondale Cafe!!!
Please sign me up for your giveaway.
Love reading your blog, helps to keep me up with B'ham!
MimiG

PAT said...

Happy Blogaversary Sandi and Bill!

It's been great getting to know you!

I'd love to be entered in the giveaway.

Pat

ally said...

WOW!! Congrats!
Your blog is great so don't stop...I love to know, see and try your recipes!
I would love to be put in the hat!
Wishing you all the best!!!

gigi said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for starting your blog, you have inspired a little southern hospitality in all of us. Looking forward to year number 2!

Karen(okra35) said...

I just came upon your blog recently and I can't get enough happy anniversary! I look so forward to the 2nd year!!Love your products my mom brought us some when she visited the south

Susie Q said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY dear heart!
You have been such a treasure for me and for all who stop by and visit you!

I am looking forward to another year with you!!

Love your banner!

Hugs,
Sue

Brilynn said...

Congrats on a year! I'm constantly amazed by the sense of community among food bloggers.

Jerry said...

Congrats on one year, Miss Sandi!

I'm almost there myself!

I've had nothing but good times here at the Whistlestop, and i hope there are many more to come!

Sandy said...

CONGRATULATIONS! One year! WOW!
Love the new blog header - very appropriate.

Have a great week.
Blessings,
Sandy :)

Laurie Anne said...

Happy Anniversary!! What a great little blog :0)

Adriann said...

Happy Anniversary! I love the new banner. My mouth is watering big time. LOL!!!

Adriann said...

Sandi, I just realized your statement That reminds me... LOL!!!

The Cooking Ninja said...

Happy 1st Blogaversary!

Is it too late for me to join in that draw of yours? If it isn't, do count me in.

Sally said...

Happy Anniversary Sandi. I love your new banner. And I love reading your blog. You bring such southern hospitality to the world and make it a little richer. Thank you.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Oooooo-eee! Count me in. And congratulations on your one-year blogaversary. --Susan

Kevin said...

Sandi,
Congratulations!

I'm glad you found my blog so I found out about your's. It's in my "read-every-post" list.

Sugar Bear said...

Happy anniversary! Here's to many, many more!
Karla

Sugar Bear said...

Hey - I just realized I already posted a happy anniversary message! My mind has left the building!
Karla

Anonymous said...

Happy anniversary! How exciting for you! I have LOVED fried green tomatoes 4ever! My dad makes them and we eat them in a sandwich! And we are Yankees!!! YUMMMM ~ to me, it's the only reason to grow a tomato!!!

Thanks for such an inspiring, fun & interesting blog! Keep up the good work! And I hope I win the goodies! Don't we all!

PS...I don't know my account info! ERRR...but, I'm ETLSMAMA (aka anonymous)

Mallow said...

Happy Blogaversary! I love your site!

Finn said...

Hi Bill and Sandi, I'm sitting here chuckling *VBS*, just can't help it. I didn't know there was a Whistle Stop Cafe until today. Being the sort I am, I added Whistle Stop Cafe to my sidebar, as a link, just to see if anyone was paying attention. Then I thought maybe I should Google it and see if I needed to make up a http, or if there really WAS a Whistle Stop Cafe. Imagine my surprise to find your wonderful site AND a blog!! So consider yourself linked!! Hope you have a passel of quilters popping over to see what that Finn is up to now *VBS*
And yes, please DO put me in for your drawing! Hugs, Finn

Jill@Who Could Ask for Anything More said...

Just catching up...happy one year! It's been wonderful getting to "know" you through your blog. I especially love the recipes and centerpieces you've shared.

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Well darn it I missed the party! Can we just say I'm fashionably late???
Congratulations :)

GardenGoose said...

congratulations on 1 yr!!! way to go!!

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