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DoDu Giveaway!

12 May

Happy Thursday my sweets!

Are you ready for a chance to win another prize?? This one is perfect for all the moms out there – its a car-seat canopy by DoDu! Read below for rules on how to enter.

Thanks for joining us for this fun Blog Crawl! Come back later today for a yummy cupcake recipe!

Also, don’t forget to enter the other giveaways that are still in progress! Suckers by Steph and Call Me Cordelia

Hi, I’m Josi. I’m so excited to participate in the Shop Til you Drop Blog Crawl.

The giveaway for today is a

Dodu (doh-doo) Baby peek.a.boo car seat canopy!!

I started making these car sear canopies when I needed to protect my new baby Nina from the harsh weather conditions of Chicago, but couldn’t find any covers with fabric that I was willing to carry around…AND so was the start of Dodu Baby. 

A dodu peek.a.boo is a fun and stylish car seat canopy that protects your little one from the elements (wind, sun, GERMS, noise, etc) while maintaining a safe and cozy environment. Easy to attach and detach to any standard infant car seat, a peek.a.boo can also be used as a colorful blanket for your munchkin to play on

How Do You WIN?

1. “Like” Dodu Baby’s facebook page and leave a comment on the wall! 

2. Visit the Dodu Baby’s shop and choose your very favorite car seat cover…

then come back to the Dodu Baby blog and 

leave a comment about which item you want to win.

3. Become a follower of Dodu Baby

That’s it!! 

Just 3 easy steps!

The winner will be announced May 20th!


You Owe My Mom a Thank-You

6 May

Celebrate your Mom on May 8th

If you’re asking “Why on earth do I need to say thank you to this chick’s mom?”, let me help clear things up for you.

Almost a year ago, my mom gave a little bag full of cupcake related goodies. Some stickers, a cupcake mug, some notecards, and a magnet. The set of note cards said “Keep Calm and Eat a Cupcake”. It was then that I was inspired to start my “Stay Calm, Have a Cupcake” blog and from there, open up my online cupcake store, “Stay Calm Cupcake Shop”.  See? You really do owe my Mom a thank you – without her, this blog might not even exist! 🙂

For some reason the 6  simple words on that set note cards really resonated with me. It was a message so simple and so obvious – just stay calm!

I began blogging shortly after with the philosophy that cupcakes are the perfect 5 minute escape from the craziness that can surround us at times. It’s just as important to me now, as it was a year ago, to remind each of you to take a few moments for yourself. Breath deeply, stop worrying, and eat a cupcake. Not because it takes good, or because it’s the “chic” dessert at the moment, but because we all need a couple of minutes to re-group. And honestly, you deserve it! It’s ok to quietly admit we feel overwhelmed while we sit down and take the first calming bite of a delicious vanilla cupcake with homemade buttercream frosting.

So this is for you Mom. Thanks for inspiring me to slow down and continue to pursue my dreams of baking in a greater way than I could have ever imagined.

Happy Mother’s Day to all Mom’s who have undoubtedly inspired your children in one way or another!

Stay Sweet and Stay Calm! The solution is only a cupcake away!

xoxo, Jill