Thank YOU ♥

I thought pictures of cupcakes would get your attention!

I was putting together this mosaic for my 200th post and realised that
(a) I have baked alot
(b) I have baked alot of cupcakes and
(c) I have made ALOT of hearts

This post is to say a BIG thank you to all you lovely blogland & some real land friends for joining me on this adventure, that started off as a way to regain some sanity and creativity whilst baking away at home and keeping my little creatures close by.

I LOVE doing what I do and I LOVE that you tune in and talk back and make me smile.

As a thank you, whoever is following my adventures is eligible for this thank you giveaway that I will put together and finalise at the end.

It’s open to Australian and overseas readers and included will be some photo cards and some kitchen inspired brooches and magnets my lovely sis will make. (thanks Elena).

I’ll keep it going for a week and draw a few winners next
Thursday the 4th of March.

Depending on how many comments I receive, I’ll increase the number of winners 😀

All you have to do is say hi, simple…go on and thank YOU ♥

  • Thank you for all the lovely how to's and beautiful photography!

  • You KNOW I can't resist saying hi! Thanks for the eye-candy and congratulations on making 200 delicious posts!

  • They caught my attention alright – beautiful things you have made!!!

  • Jay

    200 hundred hey, you're an old hand at it now. An oldie but a goodie, isn't that what they say.
    I always look forward to my morning cuppa and checkin in to see whats happening in the world of M.E. I know I don't always comment, but I always read ( : and always salivate over the scrumptious delights you share.
    Happy 200th, Jay xx

  • That collage of cupcakes would be perfect for a greeting card. Hint. 🙂

  • Vic

    Noooooooooooo… THANK YOU!

    I don't know if I can even begin to describe how greatful I am that you have this wonderful blog & that I was able to find you through it.

    You are an amazing & inspirational person, magnificent cook & quite honestly one of the sweetest & most considerate people I think I have ever known.

    I know this sounds like the world biggest suck up… but as I type I am a wee bit teary.. you have made that much of an impact on my Cathie, and in only 200 posts… 😉


    Here is to thousands more Sweet Lady.

  • Hi Cathie, I really admire your blogging dedication and how well you do it! The heart is my favourite shape and you always make it look so yummy. I love visiting. Cathy x

  • Woohoo! 200 amazingly delicious and beautiful posts.
    I'm very lucky and happy to have you as a friend in blogland and real land. I'll defrost a cupcake out of my freezer and celebrate tonight!

  • Your beautigul images ALWAYS catch my attention, Cathie! Congratulations on 200 posts and too many baked goodies to count. LOVE YA WORK!!

  • oh wow! congrats on 200 posts xx

  • Congrats on your 200th Post!Llongyfarchiadau! (Congrats in Welsh!) I love reading your blog and seeing all your lovely pictures – very inspirational 🙂 Thank you!!!

  • thank you Cathie ~ for all your delicious images, recipes and inspiration! Congrats and I raise a cupcake to toast many more to come!

  • Thank you Cathie. Your yummy photos always cheer me up when I'm blue! Congrats on the 200 posts.

    Selina xx

  • Thank you right back at you Cathie. Thank you for the deliciousness, the beauty and for the personal photography and kitchen appliance tips! You are as sweet as one of you lovely treats. Congratulations on 200 posts.

  • Those gorgeous cupcakes do definitely get my attention, Cathie! They are always so so adorable. c o n g r a t s on your 200 posts. Hit it for the next 200, looking forward to it ….

    Have a wonderful wednesday evening!

  • Pam

    Hellooo Cathie!! Many congrats for reaching your 200th!!
    Yep, you're right. Pictures of cupcakes do get my attention! Not that my attention needed to be got much, while on your blog. As many of the other comments say…. It's you who's to be thanked. For creating a blog that's interesting, instructional and with very good and pretty pics to boot!! I keep coming back! x

  • Such fabulous images! Lovely, cosy, scrumptious. Look forward to much more yummy thoughts and ideas and even yummier pictures. Congrats! x

  • Kat

    Wow! Look at everything you have made. 200 posts is a massive achievement. I have loved reading all your adventures and seeing your gorgeous photos. Keep up the great work. Here is to another 200 posts!

  • No, it's thank you. Really, I've enjoyed every tasty morsel.

  • Cat

    No, THANK YOU! You are so many kinds of awesome and sharing a small part of your world brings such joy! Congrats on getting to the 200 mark! I look forward to 200 more and 200 more again! xoxoxo

  • I love your blog! i bake too but my cupcakes never comes out as lovely as yours x

  • Aww thank you Cathie:) I enjoy stopping by to visit and see you beautiful work and images they always make me smile. Congratulations on 200 posts.xo

  • Your blog is……delicious !

  • Oh yummy cupcakes! I just love popping over to your blog, always makes me smile! Happy 200 posts, may there be many many more! PS. I heart Cupcakes!
    Sophie x

  • Those are ALL of your baked goods??? WOW! I am impressed. Congrats on 200 posts! What an accomplishment!

  • Congrats on 200 posts Cathie – it's always lovely to visit 'your place' there's such a visual feast happening.

  • Yummy cupcakes and Congrats on your 200 post!~~Becky

  • congrats cathie! 🙂 ilove your blog 🙂 and you :)))

    you have baked alot 🙂 lovely cupcake, delicious cookies and funny (+yummy) photos :))

  • Thankyou for your lovely blog and the pretty cupcakes aren't bad either !

  • No, thank you! No one has EVER written a recipe for me before – and you don't even 'really' know me! You're incredibly generous with your time and talent and I really appreciate it. Love to you and your lovely family.

  • Always such a pleasure to drop by your place lovely Cathie!

  • I love your blog and your mouth wateringly delicious photography!

    That collage would look great on my kitchen wall 😉


  • Hi!
    Congratulations Cathie on your 200th post! Well done! Keep up the great work – we love reading your posts.

  • Congratulations!
    Wow! 200 wonderful blogs. I cannot be in your draw as we are leaving on the weekend for 5 weeks. But I just wanted to tell you I enjoy reading you. Bringing my laptop with me so I can keep up with all of you in my Blogland.

  • Congratulations on 200 posts! Hip-hip-HOORAY!
    Those cup cakes and hearts look so yummy… one day I will be in Melbourne and I am going to eat lots of them 😉

  • Congrats on your 200th post! I just love reading your blog!

  • MMMMmmmmmmm – lovely. Fantastic muffins.

  • Congratulations Cathie!! Only though it was until recently I met you, I'm very glad I have and to know you.
    thank you for your lovely blog and for being your lovely self.xo

  • I have just stumbled on your blog via another blog and another blog…

    Bugger the prizes, I just wish I could cook and create like you! Gorgeous, delicious, beautiful.

    Congrats on the 200th post, am off to follow (and fantasise, never could I manage to bake like you, I am the Queen of packet mixes).

  • Happy 200th post. I've only been reading for about the last 20 or so. I love your photography and the luscious things you capture. You make all the baking and prettiness seem effortless. I'm enjoying reading up on part of your life journey. x

  • Yum! I love your photos (and your cupcakes) you are so talented!
    Congrats on 200 posts!!!

  • Cathie, my dear, thank YOU. I love visiting your blog, being inspired by your recipes, wishing technology that let me smell your kitchen had been invented!, wanting to eat your photos. I love it that you have made my mouse be able to sprinkle fairy dust and I wouldn't know about red velvet cupcakes if I hadn't met you. And you are such a great sharer of recipes and tips which is generous and kind, and the world can do with as many generous and kind people as it can get. xxx (raise you glasses- 'To Cathie' (in the background- 'to Cathie, to Cathie, TO CATHIE'!!)

  • Hip hip hourray to you lovely lady ♥
    Thanks for being a blogland friend and inspiration.
    My girls also say thanks for making mummy bakes some Cathie inspire yummys with sprinkles now!
    I hope you will keep LOVING having us visit for your next 2000 posts;)

  • Happy 200th post Cathie. Here's to many, many more cupcakes and love hearts, hooray 🙂 xx

  • Thanks for making my mouth always water!!! Congrats on great blog. xo

  • Wow, what a gorgeous mosaic! I love that some of those photos represent memories in our house too now. Birthday treats, lunchboxes and afternoons teas haven't been the same since I found your delicious blog. Not to mention the inspirational photos. Here's to the next 200. So much love Kate XX

  • Congratulations on your 200th post. I love the way you share your talents and thoughts with us in blogland. Your blog is always one of my 'must reads'. Thanks for your inspiration and generosity and the lovely heart-y cupcake-y mosaic.

  • Hey congrats on your 200th post, it's always a pleasure to visit your blog!

  • Well, it's been just lovely to meet you via blogland, if not yet in person. I'm sure that will be facilitated over a cupcake at some point. Thanks for your lovely symbiotic relationship with the inedible crafting scene… and all your gorgeous pics.

  • How could I resist!
    Beautiful collage Cathy – it certainly seems like the heart is your calling card!

  • Hello! Congrats and thank you – especially for the cupcake…mmmmm 🙂

  • Cathie, you do eye candy like no other! Have loved bloggily getting to know you over the last year or so and have reached the stage where I am DESPERATE to partake of some of your scrummy tastebud art! There's only so much drooling over cupcakes and hearing all about how fab they taste from everyone else that I can take.

  • What a beautiful array of cupcakes! I can see that collage being used as a postcard style note card!! If you would like help having them printed let me know!! 🙂 Congrats on 200 posts – here's to the next 200! XO

  • Wow! 200 posts, well done. I love your photo's and reading your blog is a lovely blast of delicious warmth. Hope you have many more happy times in blogland xoxoxo

  • I love your cupcakes, love your hearts, and love your heartfelt sentiments that you share with us all!

  • Happy 200th!! Your photography inspires me on a daily basis and your cakes make me drool… one day they may even inspire me to bake… maybe one day…

  • Om nom nom!

  • Happy 200 Cathie!

  • what a great idea! your cupcakes are always so gorgeous!

  • What is wrong with me…I almost missed this amazing giveaway of yours..silly me. I just know it will be beautiful. Thank you so so much. xoxox

  • Elizabeth

    I'm a long time reader and first time poster on your blog….I love reading your posts and seeing what you are up to.
    Congratulations on a great blog.

  • Congrats on the 200th post Cathie! I always love looking at your photos, and dreaming that one day I will photograph like you and your wonderful skills.

  • Congratulations!! 200 posts is fantastic! I love being inspired by your baking, and reading your not-baking words. Thanks for the inspiration. xx

  • Hi Cathie,

    I have been spoiled by you already! Oh and the semifreddo – oh LA LA!

  • After sharing the most delicious chai tea with my friend Sarah (If Only I had Chocolate)today, I had to bloghop over for a visit, your cupcakes have made me drool! Now I'm off to explore your pages more!

  • Yes they caught my attention, now if I could just get my hands on one or some :P..I always love your photos.

  • I just stumbled across your blog, and it's great! I am excited to explore it a little more, and of course drool over all of the baking you've done!

  • Ash

    wow, look at all the fantastic cupcakes!! Now i have a serious craving and it's not even 10am!

  • Congratulations on your 200th blog! Your mosaic is SPECTACULAR… make a poster of it. Put it in your kitchen. Sell them – get an etsy store. You have an incredible talent – and I felt the love just entering your site…

  • Congratulations on reaching 200 posts ~ good for you! That's a lot of wonderful baking, cupcakes, hearts and spreading love you have done. 🙂

  • Bec

    Thanks for spreading the love Cathie.

  • I have been following you for a while now – nd love your blog. Happy 20 posts.

  • I am so happy that I have tumbled upon your blog and follow it as its always a joy to read! I can't wait to keep reading!!

  • I would absolutely love to win any of your cupcake/kitchen related gifts! Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!

  • Cathie! What a wonderful giveaway! Congratulations on 200 posts. I'm so glad I found your blog this past fall because it is always a treat to see your gorgeous photos and inspiring recipes. I'd love to win this giveaway.

    Hope you'll stop by my place, too, because I'm having a giveaway to celebrate my first blog anniversary! Maybe we'll win each other's!


  • Congrats on your 200th post. I love seeing our posts pop up on my bloglines. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes you share. Yum…

  • I always love checking out your blog!!! Yea for 200 posts!

  • thank YOU Cathie for always making me hungry! :o) that cupcake montage is awesome yummo! keep up the great work, your blog is super inspiring and super mouth-watering! congrats on your 200th post!

    Samone xx

  • Congrats on 200 posts!
    Popping in for a visit with you is like visiting an old friend, and for me that is something special…you have a beautiful outlook and it shines through your photos & blog…thank you Cathie!
    xo, Kali

  • How could I have missed this!!! I'm a bit with Punky….you know how much you mean to us all. xx

  • Congrats on 200 posts Cathie. A great achievement. I'm very glad you started your blog and that led to meeting up in real life.


  • Congratulations Cathie! I look forward to seeing more of your inspiring projects, creations beautiful photography and recipes… I'm glad I was pointed in the direction of your 'must read' blog.
    P.S. your chocolate freckle hearts inspired a certain cupcake equivalent! 😉

  • I know they taste as good as they look. AMXX

  • Anonymous

    To another 200!!!

  • Ha – now this post skipped my attention as it was just the day I was travelling all the way to Provence. Back home I have taken a leisurely moment with a good dose of spirulina to go back over what I've missed on your blog. LUCKY I DID!! Wow – look at how busy you've been all this time. Isn't it great to look back and reflect on what we've achieved? I think it's really important. So Félicitations chère Cathie. Thinking of you and your yummy cupcakes
    Much love and sparkles


  • Hi Cathie, I LOVE that you include beautiful photos in each and every blog. It makes coming in to read your blog visually inspiring. I LOVE that your cooking makes me want to break my diet! I LOVE that I am getting to know you and can say hello to you in real life. And every time I am at a market and you are not there selling your beautiful yummy cupcakes and savory delights, I miss you.
    It's really nice to know you Cathie 🙂

  • Cathie you take such lovely photos! I have so enjoyed looking at your blog and taking in the beauty of each one.


  • i love looking at your photos, they've inpsired me to try baking this year. thanks!

  • Your blog is delicious! Hope you have enjoyed the journey…….and here's to 200 more!

  • Congratulations, Cathie – you have one of the most beautiful blogs in all of blogland. Nic xx

  • I have noticed you always leave such lovely comments for other people, it is important to be as happy and positive as possible in this crazy world!

  • The pleasure is all mine, Lovely Cathie. Thank you! Lisa x

  • ah yes, cupcakes. it's the very thing that brought me here. that sweet heart of yours keeps me coming back.
    congrats honey~ on 200 bowl swirling and mixer licking post!

  • Sweets for my sweet, sugar for my honey!!
    Congratulations on your 200th!

  • Thanks for the colors,the creativity and who doesn't love all of your ♥ 's.
    Here's to many more…

  • What you do is beautiful, just gorgeous! I so much want to try these scrumptious looking treats…

  • Hi, I think I'm just squeezing in for the giveaway here. Although, Queensland time still has me at 10:52pm.
    Hearts and stars….aaahhhh how positively dreamy! I'm baking a chocolate heart cake for my youngests 3rd birthday on Monday. I can't wait.

  • Pingback: My Creative Space… – Small Kitchen Tales()