Did You Know That Wednesday and another GIVEAWAY!!!

Did You Know That Wednesday and another GIVEAWAY!!!

Did you know that pepper is a flowering vine, cultivated for its fruit, which is usually dried and used as a spice and seasoning?
The fruit, known as a peppercorn when dried, is approximately 5 millimetres (0.20 in) in diameter, dark red when fully mature, andcontains a single seed. Peppercorns, and the powdered pepper derived from grinding them, may be described simply as pepper, or more precisely as black pepper, white pepper, or green pepper. Green peppercorns are also simply the immature black peppercorns.
Black pepper is native to India, and is extensively cultivated there.
Dried ground pepper has been used since antiquity for both its flavor and as a medicine. It is one of the most common spices added to European cuisine and its descendants. The spiciness of black pepper is due to the chemical piperine.

Now, the really fun stuff!

Our little one is 2 1/2 months old. Can you believe how time has flown??? She is now 7 lbs 8 oz and 20.5 inches! CRAZINESS! We just pretty much adore her! She is seriously so so fun. She has turned into such a happy little doll and coos and smiles allllll the time.

I finally sent out her birth announcements and I think they turned out oh so cute! Rachel designed it and was so so easy to work with. I am usually AWFUL about sending out cards etc, but it’s so easy with her. You just pick which one you like or have her design a custom holiday card, send a picture for her to use and she goes to work. Then she emails you the finished product that you can print as many as you want at your favorite printer (I like Artscow.com. They are so cheap and always have awesome deals and LOTS of free stuff) It made me think that I may actually get a Christmas Card out this year. WOOT WOOT!

After everything went so smoothly I knew I wanted to do a giveaway for all of you!!!
I asked Rachel, of Digital Greetings to tell me about herself so that I could do a giveaway and she sent me a little blurb about herself…

Hi! I’m Rachel, the designer at Digital Greetings on Etsy (www.digitalgreetings.etsy.com). I live in Utah with my husband and son, though will always claim Wyoming as my home. I am a mostly stay at home mom, a part-time speech language pathologist, and a wanna-be artist. I have always loved being creative, but without ANY skill in painting or drawing I started paper scrapbooking as a teenager and then moved on to digital scrapbooking and designing cards and announcements five years ago. I would love to share my designs with you!
You can contact me at [email protected].


SOOOOOO, Sweet Basil is offering you a sweet giveaway!
One lucky winner will win one of the custom cards/announcements from Digital Greetings or a custom designed Christmas/Holiday card!!! 

Enter by Wednesday Sept 15th by 10pm Mountain Time. The winner must contact me within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen, Winner Will be announced Thursday Morning.

Become a follower-4 extra points
Like Sweet Basil on Facebook (found on right side of screen)-3 extra points
Post about it on Facebook-6 Points
Blog about it-4 points

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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17 comments on “Did You Know That Wednesday and another GIVEAWAY!!!”

  1. Dang! I'd LOVE to win this giveaway!

  2. I “like” you on facebook. =)

  3. ADORABLE!! Pick me, pick me!

  4. Just in time! I recently had a baby and need to send out announcements! Yours turned out to be adorable. I liked sweet basil on facebook and posted about it on facebook. What a fun giveaway! 🙂

  5. So cute! I attempted to make Lily's announcement on my own, and well…..it doesn't exactly measure up to cute little Claire's

  6. I have also posted on facebook, blogged at http://www.thericcilife.blogspot.com and become a follower. 🙂

  7. What a great announcement! Rachel does great work! Your baby girl is so cute 🙂 By the way, I love the name of your blog, basil is my fave ingredient. I am now a follower on FB!

  8. I LOVE that announcement. So adorable. And I love that it could be used for a girl OR a boy. I will definitely use her for my Christmas cards! I “liked” sweet basil on facebook, and wrote about the giveaway on facebook too!

  9. Adorable baby girl! I didn't know our babies were so close in age – mine turned 3 months today. You are doing better than me, though – I still haven't gotten around to doing announcements!

  10. So cute!! And what a fun giveaway!! I am also a follower and like you on facebook.

  11. I'm already a follower too. I forgot to add that my little boy is 3 months and 17 lbs, so be grateful you have a cute little baby, because mines a chunk and I haven't got the strength yet to carry him everywhere.

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  13. Very cute cards!I haven't made birth announcements for my son yet so it would be the perfect opportunity.

  14. Claire is so cute! I love the announcement. Maybe in all your duties of being wonder mom you can make some cute bows too! You're amazing! We need to get together and catch up! Oh, how do I enter your little giveaway too? I would love to do a christmas card from her.

  15. Awww, I love the announcement! Is that a giant flower in the background? Neat looking! I would love to win and do I still get 4 extra points if I am a long time (not a new) follower? Thanks for sharing this with us and for the giveaway!