Cookies, Bonbons, Community, Oh My!

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If you follow me on Pinterest, you’ll know that I’m obsessed with baked goods and sweets.

Pinterest screenshot

See how many food boards I have?

If you looked at my blog footer, you’ll know that I am a Community Lead at The SITS Girls.

Remember when I said I had news involving cookies?

Today, I, together with my fellow Community Lead, Keely of Lollygag Blog, will be announcing the start of a month long community event at The SITS Girls.

People – SITS is publishing a free-to-download cookie recipe eBook!

This could not be a more perfect project for me to work on. Aside from the eBook, we also have a bunch of fun activities planned, including a cookie swap. If any of you have a favorite cookie recipe, do submit it to us, it may make it into the eBook!

I plan to try at least a few of the recipes. You know, in the name of research. So do go check out my post at The SITS Girls, and if you have a recipe to submit, fill out the form, easy-peasy.


Bonbon Break


My post ‘Are You Judging Me’ is featured in Bonbon Break today! If you didn’t already know, Bonbon Break is a weekly online magazine featuring awesome posts from women around the blogging world – from posts about motherhood, to ideas for activities with kids and my favorite section, the Kitchen featuring yummy recipes. If you’re interested in getting featured, go here to submit a post.

Isn’t November awesome?

Thank you for supporting my writing and other little projects outside of this blog. I truly appreciate it.



Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).

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  • November 5, 2012 Tracie

    My mouth is watering at the thought of this cookie book. Now, if only it came with a person to bake the cookies for me….. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats on the feature!
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Oh I’ve been salivating for weeks, Tracie!
      And thank you!

  • November 5, 2012 thedoseofreality

    YAY! On both counts! πŸ™‚ Congratulations on the ebook…as a fan of cookies, I personally cannot wait to try out the recipes…you can never have enough “testers”, you know! πŸ˜‰
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      I wish I had more people to eat what I’m about to bake! #lessformeequalssmallerbutt

  • November 5, 2012 Galit Breen

    Way to go, girlfriend! So, so very proud of you! xo

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Thank you, sweet friend. xo

  • November 5, 2012 tracy

    You are awesome. I hope that makes me a little bit awesome just because I know you. xoxo
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      It’s the other way round. xo #awesometogether

  • November 5, 2012 another jennifer

    I have to say that I’m just not into baked goods. (My husband calls me a communist because of this.). But I have yet to visit Bonbon Break. Heading over there now! Thanks.
    another jennifer recently wrote…Malala Day (November 10), A Global Day of ActionMy Profile

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      No way, what???
      Okay, I won’t hold it against you. πŸ™‚
      Hope you like Bonbon Break!

  • November 5, 2012 Barbara

    How fun! Who doesn’t love a good cookie.
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Yes, exactly! Especially me. Heh.

  • November 5, 2012 Natalie

    This is so cool isn’t it? Yummy cookies for everyone! Congrats for Bonbon Break!
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      It absolutely is too cool. Cookies!!

  • November 6, 2012 Masala Chica

    You are a blogging rockstar. I don’t know how you do it. That’s a lot of stuff going on in a short period of time, but you are still managing to do it. That, my friend, is INCREDIBLE!
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      I just don’t sleep πŸ˜‰

  • November 6, 2012 sarah

    You are the woman, Alison. Seriously–you are here, there and everywhere. And, oh wow! The baked goods. Perhaps I should be on pinterest more to see what you’re up to πŸ™‚

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      I’m spread too thin, I know. Sigh. πŸ™‚

  • You had me at cookie… Oh How I love November! Since it is so cold and grey here, baking cookies is the only thing that makes sense!
    Tinne from Tantrums and Tomatoes recently wrote…I’m a bit upset…My Profile

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Cookies is good all year round. For me anyway. πŸ™‚

  • November 6, 2012 Alexandra

    Little by little: all the good news is eeking out.

    Thank you.


    also: LOVE BONBON break.
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Yes, little by little!
      Bonbon Break is awesome.

  • November 6, 2012 Maureen

    Awesome news, Alison. Look at you charging forward. Bravo…bravo!!! Oh and yeah your Pinterest always makes me hungry lol. Can’t wait to check out the recipe e-book. Been baking with my boy since last weekend and it’s been fun πŸ˜€

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      The eBook will be so much fun!

  • November 6, 2012 Jessica

    Congratulations, Alison!! This is great news! I can’t wait to check out the e-book!
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jessica!

  • November 6, 2012 Elaine A.

    Wow, that’s so cool about the ebook. Unfortunately I can neither look at or eat any cookies right now. (back on the wagon, if you know what I mean!)

    And we support you partly because you always support us too Alison. And because we love ya! πŸ™‚

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thanks Elena!

  • November 6, 2012 Kimberly

    Shut your sweet tooth.
    That’s awesome!!!!

    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Hee! Best comment ever.

  • November 6, 2012 AnnMarie

    Congrats on the eBook. I can’t wait to try some of the recipes! I loved your “Judging” post. And you talk about all that I have going on. Um…hello, Kettle. πŸ™‚
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    • November 6, 2012 Alison

      Technically, it’s not MY eBook, it’s the SITS Girls’ eBook. πŸ™‚
      Heh, Kettle. Hello, Pot.

      • November 6, 2012 AnnMarie

        Ahhh…that’s true buuuuutt….with the new business, the upkeep of your blog, being a SITS leader AND posting on world wide blogs all while raising two adorable little boys..I’ll be the pot to your kettle anytime. πŸ™‚
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  • November 6, 2012 (FL) Girl with a New Life

    It has been such a pleasure to watch the SITS Girls grow and grow over the years. Love this.
    (FL) Girl with a New Life recently wrote…City Girl Turned Country: Fall PleasuresMy Profile

    • November 7, 2012 Alison

      It’s such a wonderful community, isn’t it?

  • November 6, 2012 JaiEpicure

    I love catching you on Pinterest. You post the best and some of the easiest recipes. πŸ™‚
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    • November 7, 2012 Alison

      Aw, thank you! I aim to please. πŸ™‚

  • November 7, 2012 Mirjam

    It’s way too long since I have been here.
    Yum…cookies! Awesome.
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    • November 7, 2012 Alison

      You’re always welcome here, whether you visit regularly or not πŸ™‚

  • November 7, 2012 Elizabeth Kane

    Your post link bit looks so nice featured on the bonbonbreak site! Congrats on the ebook too. Seriously, November is very awesome.

    And I love your board titles: I am Cookie Monster, Let Them Eat Cake, Cupcake Crazy. I can’t stand it – must eat sweet things! Thought I had gotten all of that out of my system after eating too much Halloween candy…

    • November 7, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Elizabeth!
      Yes, I’m a little crazy about my Pinterest boards and naming name appropriately πŸ™‚

  • November 7, 2012 Christine

    How fun!! I saw the announcement about the eBook! Definitely a perfect project for you πŸ™‚
    Can’t wait to check out the other fun things you have planned!
    Christine recently wrote…Blogoversary and Erica Sara Giveaway!My Profile

    • November 7, 2012 Alison

      Match made in heaven, right? πŸ™‚

  • November 7, 2012 My Inner Chick

    —All I can really add is YOU ROCK LIKE GAGA!!! xx
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    • November 7, 2012 Alison

      That is a massive compliment, thank you!

  • November 7, 2012 Julia

    So sorry love. The anniversaries of loss are so hard…as are the everyday moments when we miss them.
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  • November 8, 2012 Lady Jennie

    I am so excited for you! See there was something about baked goods – I remembered correctly. Cookie swap! Hm. Let me put my thinking cap on. πŸ™‚
    Lady Jennie recently wrote…Dining in TranquilityMy Profile

    • November 10, 2012 Alison

      You know me well πŸ™‚

  • November 9, 2012 Jessica

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  • November 9, 2012 Amanda Jillian

    Sounds cool!
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    • November 10, 2012 Alison

      It so is!

  • November 10, 2012 Amy

    WAIT…how was I not following you on Pinterest?! Your boards look fab & delish…just my style! πŸ™‚ Also, love your & Keely’s awesome November events at SITS. πŸ™‚ And woo on the feature! You are rocking it, friend! πŸ™‚
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    • November 10, 2012 Alison

      Well, we’re following each other now! πŸ™‚
      And thank you, Keely and I are LOVING it!

  • November 13, 2012 Tonya

    How very cool!! Congrats on the feature. And a cookie cook book… sign me up!
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  • November 13, 2012 Missy

    How exciting! And I know well your love of baking! I’m so impressed by it!
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