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Best Food Blog 2012 contest…

 No strangers to beauty…

If you follow my blog, you undoubtedly follow others. And if you frequent (or are a part of) this expanding world of food-writing and recipe-sharing, you’re no stranger to some jaw-droppingly beautiful food photography either. As a member of this community, I’m in some pretty wonderful (and at times very humbling) company. It was a real honor then to learn I’d been nominated for Best Food Blog 2012 in the Food Photography category. (The contest is sponsored annually by FriendsEAT.com…an online social community for foodies.)

Contest winners aren’t evaluated and selected by a panel of judges. This is a contest judged  by a jury of readers and followers like you. And there’re only a handful of days in which to vote. If it would please you to vote for Spree, it would please me no end! And if (by chance!) you wanted to pass the word around to family or friends and ask them to have a look… JOY!

You can vote here.  **

**  (Please see exactly HOW to register your vote at the bottom of this post.)

Voting concludes the end of this week on FRIDAY, December 14! And only one vote per person per category.

The gallery below samples some of my work over the past year-and-a-half of blogging… to scroll through the photos, click any image and use the right and left arrows that appear at the sides…

I’ve updated the link… I feel just barely computer literate at times, this being one of them – I hope the new link helps. In any case, vote or note, and more than I can say, I’m so grateful for your kindnesses & support!

UPDATE:  It looks as though “the vote” is not the most straight forward thing you’ll ever do….

Follow a couple of links – first the one on my blog above, that will take you to the voting page at FriendsEAT— under the category “best photography” find “cooking-spree”. click on “vote for”. That takes you to a separate page they’ve set up for me, and beside “cooking-spree” there’s a little icon of a whisk with a LOVE button beside it. You can love me there…I’ll love you here!  🙂     But until you’ve actually pushed the love button, there’s been no vote.      Thanks so much for your support everybody! ♥

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  1. You do take awesome photos – far better than I (and I like most of mine). I’m up for best recipe blog or something, but I’m too lazy to actually tell anyone 😀 – congrats on not being lazy!

    December 11, 2012
    • I was nearly too {something or other…but “terrified” has more of a ring of truth to it than lazy}. 🙂 Congrats on being nominated! Well-deserved!

      December 11, 2012
  2. My most sincerest congratulations! Your blog, recipes and – of course -pictures are beautiful!! Quality and talent has to be recognized and awarded and I am definitely voting for you!

    December 11, 2012
    • Ambrosiana, I’m really touched by your comment…thank you SO much!

      December 11, 2012
  3. mrollinson3@comcast.net #

    I tried to vote for you and I clicked on your vote here in red the new page came on ,I could only click on nominations ,which I did. The page that came up said “Ooops something went wrong. I tried again ,same thing. I hope it straightens out so you can still get your votes. Such gorgeous photos! I missed the photo with the christmas lights in the background in your gallery. I like that one!

    December 11, 2012
    • I see from your next comment that you got it to “work”…I’ve since changed the link to (I hope) get you straight there. I’ll get a photo with those Christmas lights, just for you MariAnna! xx

      December 11, 2012
  4. mrollinson3@comcast.net #

    Never mind the last comment . You have to go to related posts to do the voting ,which I just did and voted for you!

    December 11, 2012
  5. You got my vote! Good luck!

    December 11, 2012
    • I appreciate that so much “Gracious!” 🙂

      December 11, 2012
  6. Done! Good luck. Those are some lovely photos.

    December 11, 2012
    • Thanks SO much Michelle!

      December 11, 2012
  7. carolyn #

    When i click on the love button to vote, there is no vote confirmation. Is anyone else experiencing this?

    December 11, 2012
    • See my response to Rufus below, Carolyn.

      December 11, 2012
  8. pete clemente #

    A wonderful honor, well deserved.Your recipes are inviting and your singular style and exquisite tastes is always in evidence. Congratulations!

    December 11, 2012
    • Thanks very much Pete!

      December 11, 2012
  9. You get my vote, anyday!!!

    December 11, 2012
    • ‘preciate that so much Claire!

      December 11, 2012
  10. You have my vote!

    December 11, 2012
    • Thank you ma’am (Bam!) 🙂

      December 11, 2012
  11. I can’t believe you were nominated. They should just give the award to you straight off! Formalities, formalities. I will vote now. Beautiful pictures!

    December 11, 2012
    • Cute! And Thank You, Greg!

      December 11, 2012
  12. I think I voted. I sure hope I did. I just clicked on you and then there didn’t seem to be another option. Let me know if that’s wrong.

    December 11, 2012
    • * * * * * * * * * This thing is Con.Fus.Ing! I’ve got it figured out, finally I think. (I’ve posted to my FB page the How To, but for you … It looks as though “the vote” is not the most straight forward thing you’ll ever do. Follow a couple of links – first the one on my blog, then find the voting page — under “best photography” find “cooking-spree”. click on “vote for”. That takes you to a page they’ve set up for me with a little icon of a whisk and LOVE button beside it. You can love me there…I’ll love you here! 🙂 THEY WANT YOU TO PRESS THE L O V E button. And until you do, apparently it’s not a vote.

      December 11, 2012
      • I pressed the love button, but it didn’t register. I’ll try again now.

        December 11, 2012
        • work this time???

          December 11, 2012
          • It didn’t register. I will try again, but probably wait until tomorrow.

            December 11, 2012
            • thanks for letting me know!

              December 11, 2012
            • By the way Greg, I’ve since learned that once the love button “whisk” is clicked on, the whisk disappears. That’s the only way you’ll know your vote was counted. A simple “poof” is the proof. 🙂

              December 13, 2012
  13. Yayyyy!! I just popped by, frantic around the house this week and behind in blog reading, but I made it in time to vote for you, sweetie!! Of course you will always have my vote spree:) xxx Let me know if I get to vote again!!

    December 11, 2012
    • I have a sense that your top speed could break the sound barrier Smidge! Nice of you to land here for a moment…catch your breath…and then be off again with your magic-making!
      No re-voting sad to say…I know you would if you could! 🙂 xxx

      December 11, 2012
      • If photos could break the “sight” barrier they’d be yours, love!!! Ever your fan!! Smidge xx ps when do you hear??

        December 12, 2012
        • Thanks Barb! Will hear some time next week. When I “calculate” my chances I have to employ the whole set of negative numbers 🙂 but it was an honor to be nominated and a bigger honor to hear such lovely words! Thank you friend! xxx

          December 13, 2012
  14. Your food is so lovely, Spree, and your images are so professional! No wonder you were nominated. Of course I will vote for you!

    December 11, 2012
    • Okay, I did exactly what Greg did, then came back and read to find the Love button, which I clicked and it went away, but nothing else happened. I don’t know if I voted or not!

      December 11, 2012
    • Betsy, thank you! You did exactly right!….the little whisk is whisked away as soon as you vote! 🙂

      December 11, 2012
    • And what a nice thing to say Betsy! Thank you Very much!

      December 11, 2012
  15. Wonderful news, Spree, and so very well-deserved but, then again, I’ve always said that your photographic skills were amazing. I hope you get the recognition you deserve. And, yes, you have my vote or will have when I finish here. Good luck!!!

    December 11, 2012
    • I appreciate that John, very much! Thanks!

      December 12, 2012
  16. Congratulations on the wonderful news! You more than deserve it my friend!
    Your photography is always an inspiration to me

    December 11, 2012
    • Thank you very much Sawsan…your own photos are Very beautiful! It’s always such a pleasure to show up at your place and ogle! 🙂 xx

      December 12, 2012
    • And yours is to me too Sawsan!

      December 13, 2012
  17. Congrats and the very best of luck! Fingers, toes and eyes crossed for you (but will uncross them when I vote or it could get tricky) 😉

    December 11, 2012
    • Thanks Tanya, so much!

      December 13, 2012
  18. Many many congratulations and I hope you do win as you really deserve it. So keep on voting everybody for this superb blog

    December 12, 2012
    • JD, how do I say thanks big enough for SUCH a kind comment!? I appreciate your words so very much!

      December 13, 2012
  19. Yay Spree! You are my favourite foodie picture taker 🙂 Of course you should win!
    Fingers and toes crossed for you my girl.

    December 12, 2012
    • Ahhh Brydie thank you!

      December 13, 2012
  20. I’ve clicked on “Vote Here” and been led to another site where I clicked on your site to vote, which seems to have taken me to a Facebook page with no place to vote. I’m not a Facebook member – could that be the problem. I’d love to vote for you. but how?

    December 12, 2012
    • Roger i feel badly asking people to go through such rigamarol (sp?) I’m grateful you like me/my work enough to go thru it. The key to the voting is the little red whisk find that, click it and youre done and you wont see it again. You do not need to have a Facebook account. Just for clarity, i’ve put the directions in this comment too. Thanks Roger VERY much!!
      Follow a couple of links – first the one on my blog above, that will take you to the voting page at FriendsEAT— under the category “best photography” find “cooking-spree”. click on “vote for”. That takes you to a separate page they’ve set up for me, and beside “cooking-spree” there’s a little icon of a whisk with a LOVE button beside it. You can love me there…I’ll love you here!  🙂     But until you’ve actually pushed the love button, there’s been no vote.      Thanks so much!

      December 12, 2012
  21. settleandchase #

    Beautiful work! I feel hungry now though, and wanting a second lunch!

    December 12, 2012
    • Thanks very much! Happy to make you hungry!

      December 13, 2012
  22. Deb Schneider #

    Will definitely vote!!

    Sent from my iPhone

    December 12, 2012
  23. truly wonderful work. I hope you win this Friday, I just voted 🙂

    December 12, 2012
    • I’m honored! Thank you so much!

      December 13, 2012
  24. Congratulations, Spree, on your well-deserved nomination! Your blog is a work of art. I’ve pushed the love button – hope my vote went through. I got a pop-up asking me to log in, but I’m not registered on that site. Regardless, you’re a winner in my books!

    December 12, 2012
    • Straight to the heart, Mar! I appreciate your comment so much!! (honestly words like yours mean vastly more than a vote! still, I’m grateful for your vote too, and as long as you pushed the love button, your vote will be counted!)

      December 13, 2012
  25. Voted – your the best!!!

    December 13, 2012
  26. And I pushed the Love Button!!!

    December 13, 2012
  27. Spree, congrats on this so well deserved nomination! Your stunning photography is some of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen – I am off to vote! Love this, well done!! Blessings from Vancity (I am afraid I’ve fallen terribly behind on my blog reading!) XX

    December 14, 2012
    • Shira, thank you!! Humbled and thankful for such kind words! You’ve been busy girl, and me too…we’ve both got some catching up to do! But thanks VERY much for the vote and ESPECIALLY for the blessings from Vancouver! xx!

      December 18, 2012

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