Hold on to your butts, food lovers, have I got a treat for you… I am so humbled, proud and hungry to present a drool-worthy collection of goods donated by some of your favorite bloggers. Not hungy? (WHY??) Don’t worry, we have some crafty goods, jewelry and dog treats, too (though some people would eat this–not saying who).
All these items will be on auction tomorrow–Thursday, March 3 from 10am EST to 10pm EST–to benefit my service trip to Nicaragua. (Read about the trip here.)
To make this project–the time, the cost of ingredients and the cost of shipping–worth these wonderful, generous bloggers’ time, I am starting each item at $20. Get your game face on. It’ll be a battle…
Oh, and to make things interesting, I’ve asked a few Sweet Tater celebrities to pony up some goods. Ralph, Weaz and Stew will all have items to sell tomorrow. We’ll keep those a surprise.
Nicaragua Bake Sale Preview
Maggie is donating a killer sampler pack: 1 dozen Cocoa Brownies with Browned Butter (with or without walnuts or nuts of choice), 1 dozen Double Chocolate Buzz Buzz Cookies (which, by the way, were featured on Emeril) and 1 dozen Best Ever Chocolate Chunk Cookies (with or without nuts of choice). All are shamelessly laden with eggs, butter and gluten. Overnight FedEx anywhere in the contiguous US.
Julie is donating her Coconut Chai Savvy Scones. Vegan optional. Shipping to US and Canada only.
Marie is offering up L’s Snickerdoodles. Contains eggs. Shipping to US only.
Caitlin will send along all the fixins for her Sunflower Butter Bars, lovingly arranged in a Ball jar for you to prepare yourself. Vegan. Shipping to US only.
Joy will create one custom necklace or bracelet made from pearl and Swarovski crystal. Shipping anywhere.
Kristina is maker her Chocolate Truffle Torte. Gluten-free. Shipping to US only.
Moe will send you your choice of two soft caramel flavors: Twist & Stout (beer & pretzel), Lavender Thyme, Classic Sea Salted or Cardamom Rose. Made with local Happy Cow cream and butter. Shipping to US only.
Courtney is contributing her Butterscotch Blondies. Shipping to US only.
Brittney is making her Pinwheel Cookies in your choice of: Orange/Chocolate, Raspberry/Chocolate or Almond/Chocolate.
Kelly is crafting the cutest Knit Cup Cozy. Shipping anywhere.
My generous and wonderful friend, mentor and crafter extraordinaire Liz is providing three sets of tea towels, which will be auctioned off as separate items so more people can get their hands on them. Shipping US only.
Jessie is making her Heath Bar Chocolate Chip Blondies. Shipping to US only.
Angie is making her Crunchy Peanut Butter Dog Treats. Lilly-approved. I would eat these. Just saying. Shipping priority mail, US only.
Kaitlin is donating her Healthy Berry Scones. Shipping US only.
Angela will send you your choice of her Chocolate Crunch Dessert Granola or her “Favourite” Breakfast Granola. (You’re my “favourite” Canadian, Ange! I’m getting US spell-checked all over the place for that U.) Vegan. Shipping to US and Canada.
Andrea is making her Carob Chip Pumpkin Cookies with raw sugar, organic cage-free eggs and sea salt. Shipping to US only.
Meg is donating Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and the picture above is her punishment (reward?) for not sending along a picture of the actual baked goods. Vegan, cat-free, cat food-free. Shipping to US only. (It’ll probably look more like this. If you’d actually rather have this sleepy kitten in a bowl of food, bid like you mean it. We could make it happen.)
Jen is making her Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. Shipping anywhere in the US.
Katy is offering Custom Design of 1 Ad Widget or up to 5 Blog Buttons (like the one above for her blog). Shipping is… irrelevant. Digital, baby.
The lovely Katelyn is offering two items: Apple Cinnamon Raisin Muffies (vegan, soy-free, sugar-free) and Raspberry Amaretto Cookies (vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, sugar-free). Shipping to US only on both.
Upon completing this preview, I am blown away by the outpouring of support from so many people I truly admire so much (and stalk so often). Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who has contributed baked goods. I can’t say it enough. And a special thank you to my friend Adam who made sense of the technical side of the auction and, you know, did it all for me.
Now… let’s eat.