It's our Birthday! Let's Have a Fiesta!

90th Anniversary KitchenAid Mixer
It’s our birthday and we want to celebrate! Everyday Southwest is one year old today! We couldn’t figure out how to send everyone a slice of cake so, we are throwing a month long fiesta with prizes, contests and give aways instead. That’s right, a month long par-tay.

Donna and I have had so much fun sharing recipes and stories with each other this year. We are still amazed at how many new friends we have made along the way. We want to thank you and hope you will join in the fun. Visit the site often for chances to win one of the many prizes and fun activities we have planned.

First up, this B-E-A-U-tiful Chile Pepper Red KitchenAid Mixer! I know. For some reason KitchenAid calls this “candy apple red.” I don’t know why. But, it’s our blog and our birthday so we’re calling it Chile Pepper. Can’t you just see it on your counter? Gorgeous!

The mixer give away is open all month. So there is plenty of time to enter and plenty of time to tell your friends. Here’s how to win:
1. Leave a comment. Click on the mixer badge to right and leave a comment. That’s it. Leave us a message or just say “Hi!” One comment per day.
2. Spread the word on Twitter. Send out a tweet about the give away or about this blog – Everyday Southwest. Click on the badge and leave us a comment with a link to the tweet. You can do this in addition to the first comment.
3. Share the news on your Facebook page. Mention the give away or any Everyday Southwest post. Click on the badge and leave us a comment with a link to your Facebook page. This can count as an additional entry every day.
4. Create a link to us on your own blogroll. Again, leave a comment with a link.
5.  Mention this giveaway on a post on your own food blog. And, link us in the post.

So, – These are the FIVE ways to earn “points” each day!

The deadline for entries is December 3rd. The winner will be chosen by an independent third party such as random.org and announced on December 4th.

In the mean time, check in with us often for giveaways and prizes that will happen randomly though out the month.

Happy Birthday, Everyone!

-posted by Sandy

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Comments

  1. says

    Wow, it’s your birthday but I get the chance to win the Birthday Prize – my kind of birthday! I don’t see your mixer badge at the right….will posting a comment here work? Luv your site.

  2. Amber says

    Happy Birthday Everyday Southwest!! Thank you for all that you do. This would be amazing to win also, I’ve always wanted a stand mixer! :) Thanks for thinking of us readers!

  3. Tiffany Hales says

    Hey, I didn’t even know you had a new food blog, much less one that has been up for a year! Congratulations! I can’t wait to try your quickie tamale receipe!

  4. says

    DEAR READERS –

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US IN OUR CELEBRATION! Keep those comments comin’!!!

    Come back often this month – we’ll be giving away some other prizes, too as the days go by – for a whole month of celebrating our Birthday Season.

    Donna and Sandy

  5. Amber says

    Thank you Donna and Sandy! (i love that you two are sisters, my sister and I run a blog also, not a food blog, but it’s still neat to find other blogging sisters out there! :) )

  6. Dorothy says

    Happy Birthday! This is wonderful website! Great recipes and fantastic photos that look sooo yummy!!! Thank you for sharing your talents :)

  7. says

    Oh! What a beautiful color on that mixer. Please pick me :)

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing your happy news of your blog-versary and about your celebration giveaways!

  8. says

    We are UTE fans and love the color red. Pick me! I would give it to my daughter who is a poor college student, loves to cook, but no kitchen aide!

  9. Maria Malaveci says

    Posted on my Wall: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1643584460

    Oh, and I have written a little poem to Santa

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  10. says

    Hello…I was just checking out my fellow contestants in the Iron Foodie challenge. Can’t wait to see what the mystery ingredients will be!

    In the meantime, this mixer would look fabulous in my kitchen!!! 😉

    Happy birthday ladies, and good luck with the Iron Foodie challenge.

    ~Chris :)

  11. Maria Malaveci says

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  12. Maria Malaveci says

    Santa, I would absolutely love this for Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  13. Maria Malaveci says

    My poem to Santa this year:

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  14. says

    OH yeah thank you so much for all the yummy thanksgiving/pumpkin recipes. The holidays would not be near as yummy without them. I can’t wait to try the chipotle pumpkin soup this month. YUMMY, it sounds great!

  15. Maria Malaveci says

    Here’s my poem again ♥♥

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  16. Maria Malaveci says

    Dear St. Nicholas,

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  17. says

    Wow! You’re doing two sites now! I didn’t know this one existed until a few weeks ago! And you’ve had it a year already! I need to go browse your collection of recipes!

  18. Maria Malaveci says

    Dear St.Nick,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

    Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and
    Feliz Cumplea–os! (Happy Birthday in Spanish!)

  19. Maria Malaveci says

    Thank you so much for this wonderful giveaway!!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  20. Maria Malaveci says

    Xronia Polla! (This is what you say to someone for Happy Birthday in Greek)

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  21. Patty Win says

    I think Chile Pepper Red is a much better name too.

    Have a wonderful holiday season and Happy Birthday too!

    pattywin

  22. Maria Malaveci says

    Only 34 days until Christmas!!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  23. Maria Malaveci says

    33 more days until Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  24. Maria Malaveci says

    32 More days until Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  25. Maria Malaveci says

    31 More days until Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  26. Maria Malaveci says

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING…..

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  27. Maria Malaveci says

    29 days until Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  28. Maria Malaveci says

    28 Days till Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  29. Amber says

    Happy Birthday! I was away from the internet for a few days, but now I’m back and had to come get my Everyday Southwest fix! 😉 I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  30. Maria Malaveci says

    27 Days till Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  31. Maria Malaveci says

    26 Days till Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  32. says

    OK, so I was doing another round of “scoping out the competition” and seeing if anyone has posted their Iron Foodie recipes yet. I’ll be making mine tomorrow or Wednesday.

    Nice to see you’re still celebrating your birthday. 😉

    Good luck!

  33. Maria Malaveci says

    25 Days till Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  34. Amber says

    I would love to win this so much. I actually had a chance to buy myself one of these from Williams Sonoma a few weeks ago, but I ended up spending the money on someone else instead. It’s Christmas, so I’m usually buying everything for everyone else instead of myself, so winning one would be definite reason for celebrating! :)

  35. Maria Malaveci says

    24 Days till Christmas!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  36. says

    Hi Sandy, thanks for informing me about the fab giveaway.

    Anyway, I have spread the news on my blog and facebook.

    Blog: http://www.fussfreecooking.com/emily-monologues/everyday-southwest-first-year-anniversary-kitchenaid-mixer-giveaway/

    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fuss-Free-Cooking/138540602828915

    FYI – I’m living in Australia and wasn’t sure if your giveaway is open people outside US? It wasn’t stated in your post, that’s all. :) Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway.

  37. says

    Hi and thanks for stopping by my blog earlier! I agree that chile pepper red is a better name, although personally I’d go with RUBY! 😉 Happy Birthday!

  38. says

    Happy Bloggy Birthday! Someday I hope to just get my blog off the ground – I am either too disorganized or not creative minded enough to actually get it together. Yours is great! Thanks for the giveaway.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

  39. Shannon says

    I LOVE this blog! I could eat black beans, rice, cheese and avocados every day, thanks for expanding recipes for borings like me.

  40. Maria Malaveci says

    One Chile Pepper Red 90th Anniversary Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer – 360.00

    One Kitchen Aid Recipe Collection Cookbook – 29.95

    Ingredients for Recipe – 25.00

    Winning the Mixer from Everyday Southwest – PRICELESS!!!!!!!

  41. Noretta says

    Wish you ladies could come to my cookie exchange lunch tomorrow. Remember Donna?
    Happy Birthday to Everyday Southwest.

  42. Lulu says

    With all these replies, I don’t see how I can win. The only thing I ever won was at Sears about 20 years ago- a CZ necklace. Pretty and all, but the chain tarnished….Happy Birthday, anyway!

  43. Amber says

    Me again! Wow, today is the last day to enter…I’m nervous but excited! I so hope I win. Thank you so much Donna and Sandy for not only sharing your recipes, your time, and your photos with us, but also for giving us a chance to win such an awesome prize for the kitchen. Thank you!! :)

  44. Maria Malaveci says

    22 Days till Christmas!

    I DESERVE THIS, I DESERVE THIS!!

    Dear Santa,
    This year there’s only one thing on my “Nice” Christmas list.
    Shiny & bright you surely won’t miss…..
    But just incase I will let you know…
    She is the beautiful color of Rudolph’s nose…
    So hurry & bring her, don’t be to slow…..
    For she needs to sit in my kitchen to finally glow!

  45. Maria Malaveci says

    http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=1643584460

    I noticed that one of my comments for facebook wall doesn’t take you directly to my facebook!!

    One Chile Pepper Red 90th Anniversary Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer – 360.00

    One Kitchen Aid Recipe Collection Cookbook – 29.95

    Ingredients for Recipe – 25.00

    Winning the Mixer from Everyday Southwest – PRICELESS!!!!!!!

    I DESERVE THIS, I REALLY REALLY DO!

  46. Noretta says

    Happy Birthday! I’m saving room on my counter for the beautiful Chili Pepper Red KitchenAid Mixer. Call me tomorrow!

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