50th Birthday KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer GIVEAWAY!

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Thanks for celebrating my 50th birthday with me TODAY as I’m giving away a gorgeous KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer! This post is sponsored by KitchenAid.

I’m over-the-moon thankful for my family and friends and readers, so now it’s my turn to give back to you!

It started 50 years ago. I’m so thankful for my loving parents who brought me home form the hospital in Riverside, California, and raised me and gave me so much in life!

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I was the youngest of 3 girls.

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Full of vim and vinegar (they say). :)
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My mom baked a cake for us girls every year for our birthdays. I don’t think she ever missed a year. I still remember her stand mixer on the counter – it was small, and loud, and slow, with a glass bowl.

Nothing like my KitchenAid stand mixer today, which sits on my counter like a super model, so sleek and with so much power.

Sandy 50th Birthday

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I, like my mom, have made a zillion cakes and desserts for friends and family. I love to help celebrate  birthdays and milestone events, so I faithfully use my KitchenAid stand mixer for almost every meal. Honestly, I couldn’t live without it, with all the entertaining we do in our home. Like this cake recipe that we recently served.

[rss-cut]Thank you, KitchenAid, for making my life easier! (Stay tuned this Fall as I’ll be giving away the attachments PLUS sharing a tutorial on HOW TO make applause the EASY way.)

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Giveaway – KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

Now the fun for YOU. It’s time to enter to WIN a beautiful KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, in honor of my 50th birthday, sponsored by Rachel and the lovely people of KitchenAid, by commenting on this post today.

The winner can Choose from over 20 different colors of the KitchenAid® Artisan® Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer for the one that perfectly matches your kitchen design or personality. It’s like a candy store!


Hey, friends. I’m trying something new for my giveaways, so please use the form below. It’s easy to enter – good luck!

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DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by KitchenAid, but always, all opinions are my own.


  1. Oh Sandy!!!

    Happy Birtday. May God bless you and keep you happy, healthy, and safe for another 50+ more years!

    From someone who has hit the 55 mark already, I want to say that it only gets better!

    You are such a beautiful person!!!

    Have a great day!


  2. Happy Birthday Sandy!! May you have a wonderful and blessed day!

  3. Happy Birthday Sandy!!!

  4. Happy birthday Sandy! Thank you for all the inspiration and love you’ve given us on your blog all these years!

  5. Happy birthday to another 1963 girl.

  6. Happy Birthday, Sandy! Wishing you a fun day…and a big piece of birthday cake!! God bless.

    Missouri Barb

  7. Happy Birthday! …..from one more 1963 girl. May it be a happy, happy day!

  8. Woo-hoo! Happy milestone birthday!

  9. Happy Birthday, Sandy!

  10. Happy Happy Birthday!

  11. May your new year be full of joy, peace, love, happiness, and as much color as KitchenAid continues to dream up! =)

  12. Wishing you a happy birthday! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you! :)

  13. Happy, Happy Birthday, dear Sandy! Have a fantastic day filled with memory-making moments!

  14. Happy Birthday!

  15. Great blog and happy happy birthday!

  16. Happy Birthday! My 53rd is soon! This would be a great gift! Thanks for the giveaway!

  17. Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful day!

  18. Happy Birthday Sandy! I wish you many more!

  19. Happy, Happy Birthday!

  20. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays!!

  21. Have a happy birthday, and a year filled with many blessings!

  22. Happy birthday! I love the photo of you by yourself. So sweet. My mama fixed my hair like that, too. ;)
    Wishing you a year of blessing!

  23. Happy birthday! Those photos are so precious!

  24. Happy birthday, and thank you for your generosity! I love my Kitchen Aid stand mixer so much, I entered to try to win one for my sister! <3

  25. Happy Birthday Sandy, hope your day is FABULOUS!

  26. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing the great giveaway with us! :)

  27. Happy Birthday! Hope it’s great! I have 3 girls and my youngest is full of vim and vinegar, too…so spirited and full of fun!

  28. Happy birthday! Here’s to 50 more!

  29. Happy Birthday!

  30. Thank You! Happy Birthday! :)

  31. Happy Birthday!! I’m 6 months behind you – will celebrate in January.

  32. Would be a dream to win, thank-you! I tweeted too https://twitter.com/TamaraBenningto/status/353202653238525954

  33. Happy Birthday & may it be filled with many wonderful blessings!

  34. Hello Jubilee Lady! Happy Birthday! I long for a bite of the cake. Like you,I love cooking,baking and entertaining. Enjoy your wonderful birthday,and have many more years celebrating.

  35. Happy birthday! Welcome to the 50s. They have truly been my best years! Enjoy!

  36. Happy Birthday!

  37. Happy Birthday!

  38. Happy 50th Birthday!!! I turned 50 in March…welcome to the club!!! Would love to win this, still using mixer I got for a wedding present almost 30 years ago!

  39. Happy birthday to you (singing)! I am an avid baker & would love to win the mixer! Enjoy your blog!

  40. Happy Birthday! And thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

  41. Have a very happy birthday!!

  42. Have a wonderful birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

  43. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day! Great giveaway!

  44. Happy Birthday Sandy, what a beautiful day for a very special Birthday!

  45. Happy Birthday!

  46. Happy birthday! May all of God’s dreams for you come true!

  47. Happy Birthday! Again – wishes were already sent to you via FB this morning. ;) But a second time has hurt no one.

    Thanks for the great chance at this Mixer Giveaway.

  48. What a celebration! Thanks for including us, your friends, in our gifts!! I would be beyond thrilled to win one of these mixers (been trying for years!) and by golly one day I will own one!

    Happiest of Birthdays to you Sweet Sandy! Make it another fantastic year of absolute celebration!!

  49. Have a wonderful birthday! The ones with the zeros behind them are the hardest!

  50. Happy Birthday!! I’m right behind you.

  51. Happy 50th Birthday! I’ll be 40 on Monday! Yea for July babies!

  52. Dear Sandy, Happy, happy birthday!! Were you born on July 5, 1963? If so, you are exactly two months older than I am–I’ll be 50 on September 5!

    Hope you have a wonderful, wonderful birthday, and may God bless you with many more

  53. Happy 50th Birthday! Thank you for the great giveaway! Your mother baking birthday cakes brings back memories of my mother baking cake faithfully every year for my 3 sisters and I using her mixer on the counter!

  54. Happy Birthday!

  55. Happy 50th! May you have 50 more. :)

  56. Enjoy your birthday and wishing you many more

  57. Happy birthday! I grew up in Rverside California! Wishing you many more great birthdays!

  58. Happy Birthday!

  59. happy birthday. may there me many more beautiful daysww in front of you

  60. Happy Birthday Sandy! I just love your entertaining ideas:)

  61. Happy 50th!

  62. UGH!

    For some reason, your site does not load well for me. I already tried to comment, but I’ll try again. First, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Second, I do follow you on Pinterest and Instagram, but wasn’t sure how to include those entries in the form.

    Third, I’m sorry if I entered twice! I got some kind of error message after I clicked submit the first time.

    Hope I did it right… I’d love to win!!!

  63. UGH! I am having SO much trouble with this entry!

    First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Second, I do follow on PInterest and Instagram, but wasn’t sure how to include those entries on the form.

    And third, I’m SO sorry if I commented or ENTERED more than once. I keep getting error messages, etc. I hope I did it right, because I would LOVE to win!

    Blessings and Thanks.

  64. Happy Birthday! You are very brave — I stopped telling people how old I am once I reached 40!

  65. Happy Birthday, Sandy!! Hope you have a wonderful day!

  66. Happy Birthday! I hope your Momma’s still around to make your cake again this year.

  67. Happy Birthday!

  68. Happy Birthday Sandy! Isn’t 50 a wonderful thing? I just celebrated my 50th on June 25th. One person told me he got really depressed on his 50th…..not me. I’m happy and comfortable with this stage in life. Thank you for the chance to win the beautiful red mixer. :)

  69. Happy Birthday. You look no where near 50!

  70. Happy Birthday and welcome to 50! It’s a fun, less-stress time of life. And you look ready to take it on!

    Happy Birthday!

  71. Happy Happt Birthday. HOpe your day has been wonderful!!!

  72. Happy 50th, it’s a Super age ;)

  73. Happy happy Birthday!!!! I hope you have lots of fireworks and celebrations…..that’s what I’ve had this week…my birthday was Tuesday, 2nd.

  74. Happy Birthday!

  75. Happy Birthday!

  76. Happy birthday!

  77. Have a blast celebrating! Happy Birthday!

  78. Hope you enjoyed a wonderful celebration of your special day.
    I did all of the entry options except Instagram–which I do not use, so I didn’t know what to do. Thanks for the giveaway.

  79. Happy Birthday dear Sandy!! Hope your special day was filled with everything beautiful. May God continue to richly bless you throughout the next 50 years! :) Thank you so much for so graciously sharing your wealth of entertaining encouragement with us all!! xx

  80. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your passions with us. From another Inland Empire girl. :)

  81. Happy 50th Birthday, Its gonna be a grand year, I can say that because I too turned 50 in April.. what a blessing it is to be 50, I always have been told 50 is the magical number for women…. :) I hope it rings true… and what a blessing for you to start out with a wonderful giveaway… Hope your day was full of blessings, love, and lots of laughter…

  82. Happy Birthday! I turned 50 in Feb. and it’s been good! Have a blessed day!

  83. Thanks for the opportunity on the giveaway. Happy 50th and many more healthy happy years

  84. HAppy 50th!!!

  85. Happy Birthday KA !!!!!

  86. Happy Birthday Sandy! Do you have a favorite cake? Hope youhad a slice !!

  87. Happy B-Day!!!

  88. Happy Birthday! Hope it was filled with joy and happiness!

  89. Happy Birthday! Love your posts!

  90. Happy Birthday! May your day be filled with the simple joys and beauty in life. Just discovered your site and love it!

  91. Happy Birthday and Thanks for the fantastic giveaway :) I love my mixer as much as you do! Often wish i had an extra around as much as i bake!

  92. Happy B-DAY! Hope it’s a good one. And thanks for the great giveaway!

  93. Happy Birthday! May the Lord abundantly bless you as you start another chapter in your life story.

  94. Happiest of birthdays to you!

  95. Happy, Happy Birthday Sandy!!!!!! Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. I also wanted to tell you how much I love using the Balcony Girls material with the girls every Sunday, and they are loving it so much. Thank you so much. Happy Birthday!!!!

  96. Happy 50th! Enjoy reading your daily posts! What a wonderful give away for your birthday celebration!

  97. Love you AND Kitchenaid! Happy Birthday!!!

  98. A very Happy Birthday!

  99. Happy birthday!

  100. Happy Birthday! Hope someone I your household is making you a cake with your wonderful Kitchenaid mixer!

  101. Love your blog & happiest of birthdays…50 is young! Cheryl Ann

  102. I have been stuck using my mom’s kitchenaid for many years and it is slowly dying on me! I need my own (in a much cuter color) to continue my baking adventures!!

  103. Happy Birthday

  104. hello and happy birthday. I am turning 50 this year as well. its hard to believe and its also nice feeling. I feel like I have more wisdom, confidence, contentment… and my first colonoscopy! thank you for the kitchen aid offer. I am still using my kitchen aid hand mixer from my bridal shower from 1992. still works great except only one beater works, but oh well we all get old. happy birthday. geri

  105. Happy birthday!

  106. Congratulations and have a wonderful year!

  107. Have a wonderful birthday and enjoy 50.

  108. Happy 50th!

  109. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day.

  110. Happy Birthday Sandy…many many more…and I heard that 50 is the new 30! Thank you for a chance to win this great mixer…it would really help me in my baking adventure! facebook Dolcelicious Bake Shoppe

  111. Happy Birthday !!


  112. Happy Birthday and thanks for the daily inspiration and food and entertainment fun!

  113. Hope your birthday was absolutely fabulous! :)

  114. Happy Birthday!! I love the pictures, too cute!!

  115. ~~~~~~~HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!~~~~~~~

  116. Happy Happy Birthday!

  117. Happy belated Birthday! My 50th is coming up next month, too!

  118. I want one!!! Kidding aside, Happy 50th, You’re blessed because you share your blessings to others. Keep it up! :)

  119. Happy Happy Birthday!

  120. Hope you have a blessed birthday

  121. Happy birthday!

  122. Hope your birthday is wonderful!

  123. Happiest of Birthdays to to best-est mixers EVER!

  124. Hope your birthday was spectacular!

  125. My 50th was awesome; hope yours was, too!

  126. Happy Birthday!!!

  127. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing this with us.

  128. Happy Birthday sweet friend. Love you so much.

  129. Happy, happy birthday!

  130. Hi Sandy, loved reading your wonderful post. Here’s hoping your birthday is absolutely spectacular!

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