It’s My Blogiversary Today!

Three years ago today Proud Italian Cook was born, I can honestly say it has been one of the best things I’ve ever done, mainly because along this journey into the blogosphere I have met the most incredible people with so much amazing talent that inspires me on a daily basis.
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to all of my dear blog friends, subscribers, readers , family and friends, I appreciate and adore all your comments!

Looking forward to my journey into next year!

To celebrate my blogiversary I’d like to introduce you first to a company called Blog2Print, they provide bloggers with an easy way to turn their blog into a professionally printed book.

A friend of mine first told me about them and she encouraged me to check them out. I started thinking how cool it would be to have my blog in book form, something to hand down to my family, after all our blogs are like a journal into our daily lives whether it be through food, travels or any other passion that we blog about.

Then one day I got an email from Julie at Blog2Print and she asked me if I would like to try out their product, as you can imagine I was very excited.

With Blog2Print you can print all your pictures, posts, and comments if you wish, if you’ve been blogging for a while you might want to do it in volumes like I did. Depending on how many photos and text you have that’s going to determine the pages used in your book. For instance my first volume consisted of 123 pages, plus a dedication page, and 4 table of contents pages. I was able to fit most of my first year of blogging into the book. I didn’t add any comments into my book it would have taken up too many pages and added to the cost, but that’s entirely up to you.

It’s easy to do and you can personalize your book any way you want with their simple instructions.

I think giveaways are more fun when everyone has the chance to participate so for one lucky reader you’ll be recieving a coupon code for forty dollars from Blog2Print so all my Canadian and International friends can take part, just be aware that there will be some shipping costs. Shipping within the U.S. is free.

So now you can use that coupon to create your own blog book like mine up above. I wish I can offer one to each and every one of you but unfortunately I can’t, but at least I hope I’ve encouraged you to think about doing this your self. You can test it out for free and see your blog in book form on their site with no obligation at all, go and check it out but once you do you’ll be hooked like me. The quality is even better in person!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, the winner will be announced on Friday August 20th.

I will be using random generator, if I can figure it out! lol

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  1. I just wanted to wish you happy blogiversary! I think I’ll be able to become a normal reader again. Don’t enter me in the give away – I just wanted to stop by and say congratulations!

  2. Well, Happy Blogiversary, Marie! And congratulations on 3 wonderful years of creative, beautiful and tasty blogging. Your food has been an inspiration to me and your advice has been an invaluable help to me in getting my own blog up and running, for which I can’t thank you enough. You’ve been so generous in your help and feedback. Truly appreciated. As one Grandma and foodie to another, I wish you many, many more years of foodie fun and blogging. Salute!

  3. How exciting! I would LOVE to win this! Would you be offering it for sale as well?

    Thank you.
    Kathrine

  4. Ooh, I’m first…hope that’s a lucky omen. I’ve often thought about how I’d like to transition my blog posts to a book.

    Although I didn’t follow you from the beginning (I just celebrated my second anniversary), I am an avid follower now. I think we share some of the same cooking sensibilities and you’ve certainly been an inspiration to me.

    Congratulations. I’m glad to have found Proud Italian Cook!

  5. Oh, man, I forgot to mention how excited I am about Blog2Print!!! I’m going to look into that – thanks so much for sharing that, Marie. What an amazing idea!!

  6. Wow that is so awesome!!! Have Blogiversary! Whats for dinner? ;)

  7. Happy bloggiversary chica! I am so glad to have found you along the way.

  8. Happy 3rd my friend!
    So glad we met thru blogging!
    I am going to check out the site right now!
    What a great idea!

  9. Congratulations! You are one of the first blogs I started following! What a great keepsake. I will definitely be checking out that site. Here’s to three more years of blogging fun!

    Julie

  10. Congratulations! Your blog is one of my favorites. What a neat service, I will be sure to check them out.

  11. So glad to have found your blog. Congratulations and keep on doing what you do because you are very good at it.

  12. Congratulations! You have a wonderful blog!

  13. Marie – Congratulations on three years of fabulous cooking from the heart and it really shows. I feel very connected to you through your recipes even though we’ve never met in person. I hope to remedy that one day. Great idea on the blog2print too. I’ve been wanting to do that for a long, long time and maybe now I’ll get started.

  14. A Very Happy Blogiversary. I do so enjoy your blog and have used several recipes. Hope to enjoy for at least another 3 years. You rock!!

  15. Marie, congratulations! I’ve made several of your recipes and would LOVE to have one of your own books. I’ve been watching Blog2Print for sometime, and have wanted to make my one. After all, I originally started my blog as a way to document my heirloom recipes. I’ll have to revisit their blog to see how easy it is to do. I look forward to more years ahead of seeing what you have created for us to enjoy.

  16. Congratulations Marie! I just love your blog and having it in book form for your family is fabulous!

  17. Congratulations Marie! I just love your blog and having it in book form for your family is fabulous!

  18. A very happy anniversary.

    And many, many more.

  19. Congratulations on your anniversary! What a fun giveaway. I hope to start a blog to document my year as a host family to a foreign exchange student.

  20. Marie – I wish you the happiest of blogiversary’s – I’ve only been following for 18 months but I intend to catch up on every scrumptious recipe. You have been an inspiration and I thank you for that.

  21. Happy blog anniversary! I always like to see what you’re cooking

  22. Anonymous says:

    The cookbook looks great!
    Gretchen, CA

  23. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

    I’ve always heard about Blog2Print, I’ve just never checked it out before.

  24. Happy Anniversary my friend! What a journey it has been. Your book look like it came out fantastic! Your family and friends will value this book from you forever!

  25. Marie:

    Happy Blogoversary! I just want you to know how much I enjoy visiting your blog. I am almost always inspired. I may not always comment, but I’m always appreciative.

    I wish you many more years of cooking, blogging and sharing.

  26. Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog. It has inspired me on so many occasions. The book looks great. Keep on blogging!

  27. Anonymous says:

    I’m very happy you started your blog…because I now have a wonderful friend.
    All the best Marie!
    Hugs!
    Maryann xox

  28. Happy Blogiversary!! I came across your blog this past April and I have fallen in love with your recipes, your stories and your photos. Brava!

  29. Thank you for the great give-a-way! I love reading your blog and I’m also happy you started it 3 years ago. Keep up the wonderful work!

  30. Happy Blogiversary, Marie! I’m looking forward to many more delicious years! Tanti auguri!

  31. That’s about the coolest thing I have heard of in a long time-Blog2Print-ingenius! Happy Blogiversary! I have been lurking for quite awhile. We have very similar tastes in cooking so I am always excited to see your posts. You are responsible for getting me to roast cherry and grape tomatoes! In fact, we had cousins visiting from Italy for 5 weeks and I hosted an 18th Birthday Party for one of them. I made sliders (her choice) and pasta with roasted cherry tomatoes and zucchini from my garden. As an Italian American I am always trying to prove myself to my Italian relatives and they loved it! Thanks and best of luck! BTW, I have just started to blog and it should go live within a few days … http://www.ramblingsfrommykitchen.blogspot.com/

  32. suzanne crisafi says:

    I enjoy your recipes
    Been on a frizzel kick
    It was great!

  33. I have heard about this but have not researched it. How wonderful! I would love to do this. Thank you for letting me enter.

  34. 3 years! I can’t believe it, where has the time gone??

    Congrats Mom!

  35. Marie, i’m a newbie to your blog, and truly enjoy your posts. I send you congrats on 3 wonderful years. You’ve brought a lot of happy tummies to your followers.

    Lollie.

  36. I think I found your blog soon after I started mine, Marie, so you’ve always been on my favorite list! I’ve loved all your recipes and ideas. Happy Blogaversary!

    The Blog2Print sounds like a wonderful idea! I always said you should ahve your own cookbook and now you do! :)

  37. Buon Blogversario! The blog2book looks like a fab idea.

  38. Happy Bloganniversary! and many happy returns!
    I have enjoyed your approach to cooking and your photos.

  39. I just came across your blog about a month ago and it’s already inspired many family dishes. I love it! Thank you and happy blogiversary!!

  40. HAPPY THIRD ANNIVERSARY FROM ANOTHER PROUD ITALIAN! I HOPE I’LL BE SENDING YOU THIS SAME COMMENT ONLY WITH “HAPPY 20th ANNIVERSARY!”

  41. Congratulations, Marie! It has been so much fun “visiting” you in your kitchen these past three years. You feel like family. :)
    And what a fabulous idea about turning your blog into a book – what a wonderful treasure to pass down to the generations!

  42. HAPPY THIRD YEAR BLOGGING!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPES, YOUR DISHES HAVE MADE ME A STAR!
    PROUD READER!

  43. HAPPY THIRD YEAR BLOGGING!
    THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR RECIPES, YOUR DISHES HAVE MADE ME A STAR!
    PROUD READER!

  44. Anonymous says:

    Happy blogiversary, Marie- both the site and the book look sensational!

    Christine

  45. Happy blogiversary! I have been enjoying your site for the past year. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and ideas.

    mrsannagibson(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. No, Thank you Marie, for such a great wealth of great recipes and stories on your blog. It’s always a pleasure to drop by. The book looks amazing. I’ve thought about doing something like that but couldn’t really visualize it. Now here’s a great start. Hip hip hooray for many more years of hanging with the Proud Italian Cook!

  47. Happy blog birthday Marie. Your cookbook looks fabulous and it’s such a great idea. I’m looking forward to more great Italian recipes.
    Sam

  48. Congrats!!! Marie

    Since I signed up, I know I will get 2 or 3 emails every week that will cheer me up!

  49. Happy 3rd anniversary Marie. I’m so glad Maryann headed me in your direction. Your blog, recipes and style here is so welcoming. May you have many more anniversaries to come.

  50. Congrats for 3 years of blogging! That’s a huge milestone to have. As a matter of fact, you reminded me of own blogiversary coming up!

  51. Happy Blogiversary to you! I love what you’ve done to commemorate and hope to be able to do the same for myself :)

  52. Congratulations! What a great way to celebrate with a cute cake and a book of your blog! Such a great idea! Truely a gift to pass down to family!

  53. Hi Marie, This is actually the first time I’m writing to you even though I savor every new entry you post!!! When I see a new entry I get so excited to see your wonderful talents!!!
    I found out about your blog from a member of The Italian/American Club in Naperville who couldn’t believe an Irish girl like me takes cooking Italian food so seriously! lol :) He told me you had the BEST sight and I agree wholeheartedly!!
    CONGRATULATIONS on your 3rd year anniversary!! I hope to be writing you on your 30th!! If you ever need a bunko sub, I’m volunteering! :) Take care, Irish girl who should be Italian!?

  54. I have used blurb before but it is hard to figure out. i am going to check this one out!!!

  55. Wow, Thank You everyone!
    Hugs,
    Marie

  56. Wow the cookbook looks great! I really enjoy your blog! I would totally buy a copy of that cookbook, but secretly hoping I have a chance to try out one of my own :) Happy Blogaversary!

  57. Happy Blogiversary! 3 is a great number, isn’t it? I hit three years this spring and it has all flown by so fast.

    I’m actually working with my husband on a recipe book with me writing my best recipes and him doing the photos. It’s a great way to preserve this stuff for everyone.

  58. Hello again food twin and congratulations on your bogiversary, I will be starting one soon too I hope. Just need to find the time!

  59. Anonymous says:

    Hi Marie,

    Happy Blogiversary! I stumbled upon your blog several weeks ago (through Tastespotting, I think), and I absolutely love it! Your recipes look to die for, and your photos are gorgeous. I can’t start my day without checking in with my favorite food blogs, and I will be a frequent visitor! Thanks for sharing your passion with us!

    Kim in MD

  60. Happy 3 Year Blogiversary Marie!! You know every one is going to ask you if they can buy an edition of your book.. it looks fabulous.. and I’m so happy that you have your awesome recipes in hard copy!!

    Your family will so appreciate it. My sisters and I still go through my moms little recipe box.. always telling her we’re going to re-write all her recipes out so they are legible.. but we haven’t yet! :)

    Hugs my friend!!
    Abracci e baci!

  61. I don’t have a blog, so I don’t really need to enter the competition. I just wanted to tell you how thankful I am of your blog, and how excited I am to read it whenever I see something new pop up. You have helped me with my cooking so much, and it has really changed my life. I have made so many people happy with the food that I have cooked with your help, and that in turn makes me very happy. Thank you, and congratulations on such an awesome blog!! It’s my favorite!

  62. Congratulations on your “blogiversary”. I just celebrated two years. It sure goes by quickly!

  63. Happy Bloggerversary Marie. You did well in the three years. That book of your swill stand tall and proud next to any cookbook in a bookshop!!!

  64. Happy anniversary. Win or not, I want a copy of your book!

  65. I’ve enjoyed your recipes for quite some time now. Thank you for a fresh look at ingredients and creative ways to put them together. Congrats on your 3 years of blogging and on the lovely book you were able to create.

  66. Happy Blogiversary! :) Love your site!

  67. A very happy third anniversary! Love your blog and admire your photos. And thank you ever so much for bringing this blog printing business to our attention. Sunny greetings from Provence!

  68. Love your blog!

  69. Happy belated blogiversary! I am a regular follower and love seeing all of your wonderful recipes.

  70. Dear Marie: It has been an absolute pleasure reading your blog for 3 years! Best wishes for continued success, you really do have some of the best ideas out there!

    Love the book idea, looking forward to making one myself! Can you bring it to Girl and the Goat so we can take a look at it?

    Your friend,
    Lori Lynn

    P.S. See you Sunday! YAY!

  71. Marie – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I’m so behind in reading my RSS feeds, but I didn’t want to miss wishing you a happy blogiversary. I’ve so enjoyed all your posts.

  72. Happy Birthday, Marie. Love this blog.

  73. Happy Anniversary, Marie. Three years! That’s quite an accomplishment. My second anniversary is coming up and I’ve thought about having a book made so my family has a record of all my posts. I’ll have to check this out.

  74. Happy Blogoversary! I have enjoyed following you for two of those three years. I hope to continue to follow you for a long, long time.

    From one Italian-American to another! Salute’!

    Roz over at La Bella Vita

  75. donna Olsen says:

    Waking up and checking out your blog is a favorite thing to do. With all the fantastic photography, it’s hard to not start cooking and forget everything else! Hope for another 10 years if you’re up to it! Congrats!

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