14 February 2013

One Year Anniversary for Marian Baay on the blog and Valentine's Day Party



Cake by Christy Zumbrun, Williamsburg, Virginia


We're celebrating Marian's one year anniversary with us on the Overcoming With God blog!!!  We're SO glad Marian joined us!!! She's such a blessing!!!
Marian Baay at bookstore with book by Murray Pura.
We're having a party! Isn't that a GORGEOUS cake that my friend, Christy Zumbrun made?  Although the picture was taken on my birthday, I'm afraid the cake wasn't for me!  But the cool thing is, since it is a virtual cake now, we can make the cake inside that great frosting be any flavor that we want!  

Q: What is your favorite cake flavor?  Will there be mousse filling, too?  If so, what kind?

Giveaway: We have a goody bag with treats (with chocolate, of course!) for one OWG Follower AND a copy of Julie Lessman's ebook "A Light in the Window" (on sale for half off right now, so treat yourself!!!)  Answer the Q about your cake preferences and leave an encouraging word for Marian to enter!

84 comments:

  1. MARIAN Happy First Year with Overcoming with God, it's hard to believe it's been a year already. What a wonderful time it has been, we have had so much fun, especially when you introduced us to your "squirrely" friends. :D Seriously you are a wonderful blessing to everyone you come in contact with, especially me. Can't wait to see what's in store this coming year. Love you lots and lots. Mom

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    1. Aww...thank you, mom! So glad to have found a mom across the ocean. You are so funny and always blessing me. Love you! ♥

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  2. MARIAN - Happy first year Anniversary on OWG!!! Does it feel like a year?! I'm sure the time's just rushed by with all the fun we have on here! As Teresa said, you are SUCH a blessing to everyone and I think you are just SO lovable!! Loved all the laughs too with your squirrels and chocolate nut obsession lol, and look forward to another year of craziness. You have been an amazing help with everything blog related and I thank you for that too! Have a great party!! LOTSA LOVE - from your 'Aunt'! :)

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    1. Aunt NOELA, what an awesome online family I have found! Mom in the US and my aunt in Australia. What more can a girl ask for? Love you! ♥

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  3. Congrats to you Marian. And, those gals are lucky to have you join them. I think I will have a slice of that pretty cake. Make mine be chocolate with carmel throughout! Yuuuumy! I would like to have my name in the pot, but I can't use an e-book. OWG Thanks, Maxie

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    1. Thank you, MAXIE. I always love seeing you around here. Enjoy the cake!

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  4. Congrats Marian and Happy Birthday Carrie :) I love a chocolate cake with a chocolate mousse or raspberry filling. I love other flavors too. I had a banana cake once that was to die for!

    winterrose (at) comcast (dot) net

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    1. Thanks WinterRose! You have great taste!!

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  5. MARIAN, my wonderful friend, fellow booklover, and constant encourager...Happy First Anniversary on OWG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My goodness, I'm so tempted to cry but will try to resist :)

    That cake looks so amazing and delectable, it's soooo perfect for today's celebration and I'm imagining how big of a piece I want to eat with a big smile on my face (yummy)!! Thank you Christy for this masterpiece! I'm picturing this cake to be chocolate fudge on the inside with caramel drizzle in between layers, delish :)

    Marian, you make SUCH a difference on this blog in so many special ways. Your heart, imagination, sense of humor, love for animals, and your faith bless us all. Thanks for being so awesome and such a great friend, love you girl!!! **not an entry**
    Happy Valentine's Day to my OWG sisters and fellow readers here, hugs and blessings everyone :)

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    1. KARA, you make my mouth water with that delicious description! I think I'd like to have a piece of that cake too.
      Thanks for your encouraging words...you are a true blessing to me! ♥

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  6. Maid MARIAN, Happy One Year with OWG!!! Your smiling face is one of the highlights of my day. Your words of honesty and wisdom are a source of immense encouragement. I pray you have many years on OWG!

    Y'all know I'm an OWG follower :) I eagerly anticipate CARRIE, DIANA, TERESA, MARIAN and NOELA'S blog posts and comments each morning. ♥ Love you dear friends ♥

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    1. As far as cake goes, I like a good old French Vanilla with Milk Chocolate Icing. Plain & simple but DE-LISH!!!

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    2. Thank you for your kind words, ANNE! So glad to hear that you enjoy our blog. You are a welcome flower on our blog. I know I speak for all of us when I say that we all love you! Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. ♥

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  7. Happy One Year, Marian, may you be blessed with many, many years with these wonderful ladies.
    And Happy Valentine's Day to the entire OWG group of ladies!
    My favorite cake is Chocolate with Cream Cheese Frosting. Yummy.

    debsbunch5[at]jesusanswers[dot]com

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    1. Thank you DEBBIE! The OWG ladies are all a true blessing to me. It's an honor to work with them for our Lord!

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    2. I could go with that flavor cake and icing too :)

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  8. Happy Anniversary, Marian! Congrats!
    I love Devil's Food Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Frosting. My Mama's Candy Bar Cake is yummy, too, but I have no idea how she makes it. :)
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. Thanks AMY! I can tell you really appreciate a good cake. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  9. Happy Anniversary Marian !!!!! :-) I know you will have many more years with the wonderful ladies from OWG !!!! Happy Valentine's Day to you all, you are all Sweethearts !!! My favorite cake is what my mom always made.... yellow cake with chocolate frosting !!!! thanks for the chance to win a great prize !! :-) Blessings Rosemary rfoley@salemstate.edu

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    1. The plain yellow cake is delicious. I was crowned queen of the yellow cake among my family and friends. I can't have it anymore because of the gluten, but I still bake the cake when I get company.

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  10. Happy Anniversary Marian ~!!!! Just give me chocolate cake with chocolate frosting !!!!! Love to win .Blessings ,Dana " Girl"

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  11. Happy Anniversary Marian! I love white cake. With cream cheese frosting or a butter frosting. I think you should have a Angel food cake for the angel that you are. You always perk me up with your pictures and your kind words. Thanks for being my friend. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway also..
    Blessings,
    Diana

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words, DIANA! Blessings to you, my cowgirl friend! ♥

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  12. Happy anniversary and happy Valentine's Day, MARIAN!!! So glad you joined us in this online ministry! I'm looking at my pink angels on the mantel and glad God put His angels around us and put us together! You, and DIANA, TERESA, and NOELA are such angels to me and I am so blessed to know you!!!

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    1. Thank you CARRIE!! And thanks for this wonderful party for me. I have also looked at your angel today. :) Happy Valentine's Day. ♥

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  13. Happy Anniversary AND Happy Valentine's Day, MARIAN! One year already! Time sure flies when you're having fun! It was a joyous day when God put you in my life. I love you and your "nutty" self! :) Thanks for all you do on the blog and for bringing many smiles to my face. And much ROTFL, too!

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    1. I remember the day we met, DIANA. The Lord certainly knew what He was doing. I'm glad He brought us together.
      Happy Valentine's Day!

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  14. good morning myfavorit cake is German Chocolet and the more coconut and walnuts the better, i would love to win your book
    Shirley Blanchard
    jcisforme@aol.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, SHIRLEY. That cake sounds good!

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  15. Happy Anniversary and a happy Valentine's Day! My favorite cake is a marble cake with vanilla buttercream frosting. I would love to be entered in the drawing for the goody bag but I don't have an e-reader.

    Katie J.
    johnsonk133[at]yahoo[dot]com
    OWG

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    1. Thank you KATIE! Happy Valentine's Day!

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  16. My favorite cake is Carrot cake with whip cream instead of the frosting. Or just a very light layer of the buttered white frosting.

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    1. I don't like carrot cake at all! Happy Valentine's Day, JUANITA!

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  17. Happy Anniversary Marian! Hopefully many more are to come=)

    Mine would be carrot cake with cream cheese frosting!

    Patty
    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com
    OWG

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    1. Thank you, PATTY. Another carrot cake fan. Not for me!

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  18. All happy Anniversary Marian & a great Valentine's Day to all! Although I have not been here long, I enjoy reading all the reviews & fully enjoy 'listening' to all your banter here. You five make a great team together.

    I would love to win an e-book--all the easier to take along with me on my many travel. To those who don't have an e-reader, go load the FREE Kindle for PC app--you can read right from your computer! They also have apps for iPad's,

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    1. Thanks for stopping by VICKI. You are Diana's traveling friend, right?
      Good to hear that you enjoy reading our reviews and banter. We're glad to see you around!

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    2. VICKI, you are our first winner --and chosen by random.org for the Ebook!!! That is so cool that I read your comment and saw that you wanted ebook!! CONGRATS!!! But hey--what is your favorite cake? Do tell!!!

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  19. I am new to Overcoming With God, so am just getting to know everyone.
    Congratulations Marian for your one year anniversary! The cake looks yummy.....the nice thing
    about having a slice of a "virtual" cake is you don't need to be concerned about the calories.
    :0)

    My favorite cake is my mother's Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and nut icing....I am not a
    chocolate lover, but love anything with nuts.....

    Thanks for the contest and great giveaways.

    Blessings, Tina
    tfrice@comcast.net

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    1. Thanks TINA. If you love nuts, then you are my friend!!
      You're right about the calories. We can eat as much of the virtual cake as we like!

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  20. (Cont.) Androids, etc. there are also lots of free books available for the free Kindle app...

    My fave cake flavor would probably be a spice cake w/raisins & a maple icing (or cream cheese icing would also be good).

    Vmarney(at)hotmail(dot)com OWG

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    1. So nice to see everyone's preferences!

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  21. And yes Marian--I'm Diana's 'traveling friend'. It has been so much fun 'catching up' with her & getting lots of reading opportunities is always a great opportunity for keeping me busy on my travels... ;-)

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  22. Every day should be a party so I'm glad it's YOUR party today! I love fresh strawberry cake with a fresh strawberry icing oozing down the side! Umm, umm good!

    missionwife@hotmail.com

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    1. Oh, that cake sounds delicious!! I love strawberries.

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  23. What is your favorite cake flavor? Will there be mousse filling, too? If so, what kind?
    I love any desserts with cappucino flavor! A cake that flavor would automatically be delicious with mousse - cappucino, of course!
    Susan Karsten

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  24. Congrats on the anniversary and Happy Valentine's Day. That cake looks pretty tasty, I must say :)

    I have always loved chocolate cake with white icing :) And I'm also partial to red velvet.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Beth
    bharbin07[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks BETH. You're right Carrie posted a delicious looking cake!

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  25. Mine would be Boston Cream Pie, lol, which is actually a white cake right?

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

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  26. Happy Valentines Day and Happy 1st Anniversary! Wishing you many, many years of Blessings.

    My Celebration Cake for all of us to share would be white cake (for the anniversary) with a chocolate fudge center (because I'm female)with a cherry sauce dripped on the plate around each piece of cake to represent Happy Valentine wishes.

    Wishing you many years of celebrations!

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    1. Thanks G.! That cake sounds delicious!!

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  27. Happy Anniversary Marian and Happy Valentines Day ! The Lord Bless you and Keep you. I am so glad that we are friend on facebook and Sisters in the Lord ! I would say Chocolate Mouse filling ! Anything that is wonderful and so good...
    Hugs
    Linda Finn
    faithfulacres7@gmail.com

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    1. I made a white cake with white chocolate mouse filling with strawberries on top sliced for Mom and Dads Anniversary, it was to die for...

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    2. But you know what... ? A chocolate cake with Chocolate mouse filling with Ganash on top would be totally tempting...smile

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    3. I can see you really love a good cake. :) But who doesn't, eh? Blessings!

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  28. Hey Marian, I just thought of something. Since Cheesecake has the word cake in it, can I have one of those? With raspberry sauce! Yummy. Not good for my cold right now, though :( I'm slurping hot tea with lemon & honey for my Valentine's Day...sniff sniff...

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    1. Cheesecake is my favorite! We must share a cheesecake someday, ANNE! Get well soon!!

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    2. You know...you could try the lemon cheesecake. Maybe it helps for the cold. ;)

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  29. My favorite cake is any cake!! Ok... it's carrot cake!!! OWG

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    1. I always thought carrot cake was for rabbits. I guess that's why I never liked it. ;)

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  30. chocolate cake with yummy chocolate cream filling

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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    1. Everything chocolate for Apple Blossom!

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  31. I think that beautiful cake should be chocolate. If it had a mousse filling, it would be even better! Congratulations, Marian, for your one year anniversary. I enjoy reading your reviews.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal[dot]net

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    1. Thank you, PAM! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  32. I used to decorate cakes and the bride's cake was my favorite. Fantastic white cake with a buttercream icing and a filling made from the cake scraps and buttercream!!! I also make a mean carrot cake [my husband's favorite!] :D
    Happy 1st anniversary as a reviewer on OWG friend Marian! I love to read your reviews. Blessings! Darlene
    spangldlady[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Thanks DARLENE! I love seeing you around here, and I'm glad we're fb friends too. ♥
      I think it's really cool to decorate cakes. I think I'd be afraid to spoil it, esp. when it's a bride's cake.

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  33. Homemade white cake with Black Walnuts, and Lemon Filling between layers ~*~ whipped cream on top. Yum!

    Happy Valentine's Day on your special anniversary!!!

    I would like to be added to the drawing. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. Thanks KATHLEEN! Black walnuts? I don't think I ever had a cake like that.

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    2. Hi Marian, The black walnuts change the taste of the white cake. So yummy! And... the Lemon Filling between layers and whipped cream on top just set it off. So glad you're here! Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

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  34. Happy Anniversary!!

    I can't go past a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.

    OWG

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Thanks MARY. Everything chocolate for you...sounds like a real girl. :)

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  35. Happy Anniversary Marian. I'm so blessed as a reader that you're such a big part of this blog. The cake looks wonderful. I love chocolate cake, the more chocolate the better. Please don't enter me in the drawing as I don't have an e-reader. The prizes sound great as always. Blessings, Susan Fryman susanngarrylee@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving some kind words to me. :) Blessings!

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  36. Favorite cake flavor - lemon!!! There's so many things and ways you can make lemon cake and other goodies!! OWG
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  37. My favorite cake is chocolate with white icing.
    Happy first year anniversary on OWG!! :)

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  38. Congratulations on your One Year Anniversary and here's to many, many, more !!
    My favorite cake is the one my grandmother made for me every year on my birthday.
    It is a vanilla cake with 13 layers and home-made chocolate frosting.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sounds yummy, JANET! Thanks for dropping by!

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  39. Congratulations Marian!!!

    My Favorite cake is Red Velvet with Cream Cheese frosting and topped with cocoanut...

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