GrillGirl Anniversay &Ultimate Tailgate (1)

UPDATE 10/1/2014 – WINNER ANNOUNCED: Thanks to everyone who participated and also endured the issues I was having with my site at this time! The winner of this giveaway is Tommy Tippett- it is going to be like early Christmas for you Tommy! Congratulations!!!


Big news today! First, it is the 5 year anniversary of my site. It is amazing to see how things have changed over the years, and to see how my photography has improved among other things, when looking at one of my earlier blog posts. This blog has been awesome in that it really has opened the door for some really cool experiences and more importantly, it has introduced me to what I consider to be my extended family, the close knit BBQ community. I’ve met so many awesome people through a shared passion for cooking outdoors and I am so thankful for the fellowship it provides. I thought it would be fun to show you some of the earlier posts and photos in the slide below to give you reference to how this blog has changed and grown over the years. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into the night I have a few glasses of wine and decided to “start a blog”. Through the course of this blog, I’ve gotten married, rehabbed an old sailboat, worked with some amazing brands, and have had a blast along the way.

When I did decide to start this blog, I wanted to have the URL but it was taken, so I did the punk rock version of instead and tried to SEO myself for In the past 5 years, I have tried to buy the URL for 3 times. I’ve finally obtained this URL and it’s a perfect way to celebrate 5 years of grilling goodness, have a 5 year anniversary party and do a massive giveaway! Thank you to all my readers who have supported me over the years and tried my recipes and given me feedback.

The more sharing you can do- the more points you can get. The rafflecopter widget below shows all of the different ways you can enter this giveaway. Notice that my social networks have the updated name as well. Giveway will run from Tuesday, September 23rd, through Saturday, September 27th. Winner will be announced on September 28th. The person with the most points via rafflecopter will win.

Here is what this ultimate tailgating giveway, a value of $600+, includes:

A Mini Big Green Egg ($400+ value) which also comes with: egg nest, 10 lb. Bag of Organic Lump Charcoal, Charcoal Starters, Grill Gripper and Ash Tool

ThermaPen in the color of your choice ($99 value)- this is the instant read digital thermometer that all the pros use!

Pair of Tervis Tumblers – choose your favorite football team! ($40 value)- Tervis Tumblers are the best thing since sliced bread. They insulate So well I can leave a glass of water in my car for 4 hours in the heat of South florida summer and it will still have ice and be cold!

Laura’s Lean Beef Gift basket and coupons- Laura’s Lean beef is all natural and hormone free. Now you can do your tailgate the right way!

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