Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Milestone....and a GIVEAWAY!

Alright folks, today Confections from the Cody Kitchen hits 100,000 views.  This is of course a bit exciting in and of itself, but the part of it that excites me most is that 47,000 of those 100,000 views have come in the last 5 weeks.  A bit nutty when you think about that knowing that my blog was started way back in February 2011.   I definitely remember days when I was doing good to get 18 views.  No joke.

I've worked really hard over the past few months to step up my game and hopefully you all have been able to tell a difference.  I got serious about being more consistent with my posts, and probably the biggest difference can be seen in my photos.  Now I spend much more time setting up a shot and then editing it.  The photos from even just a few months ago are downright scary!

Lord knows I have SO far to go though.  When I see other powerhouse blogs out there getting 400K+ views a month it makes my measly view count look, well, measly.

But the whole point of this is to say thank you.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  This blog started out as a fun way for me to share my endeavors in the kitchen and has turned into so much more.  As a lot of you have read, my relationship with food hasn't always been healthy, but this blog has brought me further than I could ever have imagined on that journey.

* If you haven't read my story, I would encourage you to do so.  I think it will give my posts a slightly different meaning.  Here are the links to Part One, Part Two and Part Three.

Thank you for reading.  Thank you for hanging in there when I miss a post.  Thank you for your encouraging comments.  And thank you for making me feel so incredibly welcome here in the blogosphere.  It warms my heart and makes me excited to hit the "publish" button each morning. 

And of course this milestone means a giveaway!  What fun would it be if there weren't something FREE??  Up for grabs is a wonderful $35.00 gift card to one of my favorite stores, Bed Bath and Beyond.  BBB is one of my go-to's for cooking and baking supplies and I'm sure you won't have a problem finding something there either.

To enter you need to do 2 things:
1. Become a fan on Facebook OR follow us on Twitter.  Or both if you're eager beaver :)
2. Leave a comment below stating what you would buy with the gift card were you to win it.

You must complete the entry requirements by tonight Tuesday, July 31 at 10PM Eastern Standard Time.  The winner will be announced at that time via random draw.

Only one entry per person.

Good luck!


  1. I LOVE BBB! If I were the winner, I would most likely buy an attachment for my kitchenaid mixer. I love the blog and look forward to reading each post.

    Shelley Wilson

  2. If I won, I'd buy Wilton Cupcakes 'N More™ Medium Dessert Stand...it's a cute cupcake stand that collapses for easy storage. It would be perfect for treats for my first graders, family gathering, or game night!
    Morgan, I LOVE your blog and pin several recipes!

    Many blessings,
    Cindy Hogsed

  3. If I won, I would likely buy cookie cutters and supplies to make confections of my own this Christmas as gifts! I adore your blog and am so proud of you!

  4. If I won the BBB gift card I would use it to buy a some fun kitchen gadgets! I LOVE BBB!!!!! I also love your blog!

  5. Definantly new kitchen towels. I've worn slap through my last set! Love your story, your heart, your momma and your blog :)

  6. If I won I would purchase some new kitchen items

  7. I would sell that dang gift card and use the money to go to lunch with my bestest friend!! I am so proud of you and your success, and I can't wait to see you again SOON!

  8. If I were to win I would upgrade my baking supplies.

  9. I like you via FB! Thanks for the generous giveaway! I would love to buy some new kitchen towels.:)
    family74014 at gmail dot com

  10. Definitely use it for some new cookies sheets!

  11. I would buy whatever my wife wanted

    1. You're a smart man, Trey :)

    2. Of course my own husband enters the giveaway [shakes head]. Now watch him win it.......

      Oh dear.

  12. Way to go Moe! So proud of you! Keep your yummy and fun stories coming! I would put the gift card towards a new set of curtains for my new apartment.
    Much love,
    Rachel Gibson

  13. Morgan, you make me want to get into the kitchen and cook more! I think that I'd use a BBB card for a new cookie sheet. Somehow I destroyed my last one (well, the dishwaher did).

  14. Muffin pans ... I love your blog!

  15. Love BBB! I'd get some new kitchen supplies!

    -Suz Camp


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