Thursday, February 25, 2010

100th Post Giveaway! Low Fat Ice Cream and Brownie Pie

Well it took long enough! Didn't it? I finally hit 100 posts and I am finally having my first giveaway!

I have two obsessions. Well three. Food, diets and organizing. You already know about my food and diet stuff, but ever since I can remember I have loved paper. I am obsessed with paper, calendars, lists, planners, stamps, labels, get the picture. In my perfect world everything has a place and a label on it!

But as we all know, the world is not perfect. I struggle to stay on top of clutter, but I never lose hope that one day, I'll have my house back. At the moment it has been hijacked by 3 messy children who, like clockwork, drop their coats and backpacks on the floor everyday at 4 pm. Instead of organizing, I am just trying to stay on top of the mountains of laundry and keeping my 2 year old from mortal harm.

So for now, I am just going to have to settle for being the Queen of the Calendar. This is do-able for me.

I found this great calendar system that sticks right onto any flat surface. It is used like a wipe board with a dry erase marker (included), but it is vinyl so it is very thin and looks like it is part of the wall or refrigerator. It comes with the calendar, a to do list and a contacts list for important phone numbers to have on hand.

Here are the details:

Stay organized with these calendar wall stickers. In brown.

  • Calendar, to do list and contact list offer customized use.
  • Dry-erase design lends reusable style.
  • Self-adhesive vinyl construction clings to the wall like a decal, so you can remove and reposition without harming your paint.
  • Details:
    • 14"H x 26 1/2"W
    • Horizontal display
    • Includes: 3 stickers & dry erase marker
    • Vinyl
    • By Die Cuts With A View

Here is my calendar:

I like how it has 6 weeks on one calendar.

This is how I give my husband subtle hints!

Right now I have this calendar set up for the family, but I may use it for something else like my dieting obsession. I'll let you know when I get it all sorted out.


I am giving away one of these calendar systems to one lucky reader!

Here is how you enter:

  • 1 entry: Leave a comment and tell me your obsession!
  • Extra entry: Become a follower of Cheat Day Cafe and leave a separate comment telling me that you are a follower.
  • Extra entry: Share this giveaway on your blog. Leave a separate comment with blog address.
  • Extra entry: Grab one of my cute "Cheater" buttons to put on your blog. Leave separate comment with your blog address.
  • Extra entry: Share this giveaway on Facebook.

1. You must be 18 or older to enter.
2. You must live in the continental US.
3. You don't need to be a blogger to enter. Just leave an anonymous comment but be sure to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you are the winner. :)

I will choose a reader by random draw on Thursday, March 4th.

Now for the refreshments:

This is so easy and good. How could it not be?

Low Fat Ice Cream Brownie Pie


1 boxed low fat brownie mix
1 half gallon of 1/2 fat ice cream (I like Edy's or Dryers)
hot fudge or chocolate syrup


1.Make brownies according to package.

2. Spray springform pan or just use a 9x13 or 8x8 dish. Add brownie batter and bake according to box direction. Let cool completely in pan.

3. Let ice cream sit on counter for 10 minutes or so to soften. Spoon ice cream onto cooked brownie. Use a knife to loosen edge of brownie from around the springform pan.

4. Drizzle fudge or chocolate sauce on top. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours.

5. Open springform pan and cut. Use thin spatula to lift servings.

Good luck everyone and thanks for reading!!!!


  1. Congrats on making it to 100! What a cool idea, too. When we move this fall hopefully I can have some extra wall space for something like that :)

  2. P.S. I'm already a follower (I think). I definitely have you on my Feed Reader, though.

  3. Melody, I have made your Oreo Truffles quite a few times using your tips and tricks. It has made a huge difference compared to the other recipes I reviewed before yours.

  4. That would be nice to have everything in a proper place (our place is kinda tiny). Nice giveaway! Yummy dessert. I think I will make it next week for company (I bet you could top it with the magic shell topping Natalie just posted at Perry's Plate the other day!)

  5. I am already a follower (drooling over every recipe)

  6. My obsession is photography! I am obsessed. I have been reading, blog stalking(photo blogs, of course), and I spend hours in photoshop just playing around! I love it!

  7. 100 posts! Wow! Where have I been? I now subscribe so I won't miss a single delicious recipe:)
    I am a follower! HA!

  8. Haha! I posted on my blog too:)
    Go check it one,two!

  9. Alright, I also have your button on my blog!
    Maybe I'll win this!!!

  10. I love your blog and appreciate your recipies...right now I am obsessed with exercising and getting in shape...but organization is another obession...although children really truly hinder that!!! :)Spending time with my kids is a definite them to pieces. thanks for your website!!!

  11. I am definitely a follower!!

    By the way, I think that sounds delicious with the butter etc for the orange rolls. I've never heard of that, but I'm so excited to try it now. How does your mom do it so I can try it out?

  13. Congrats on 100 posts!!! That seriously looks so so so good. And I to am a list maker...and love to be organized...but am FAR from it:)

  14. And of course I follow your Blog;P

  15. 100 posts - WOO HOO! Congratulations.

    I'm an organizer and I love lists, EXCEL spreadsheets, calendars, cubbies and small plasic bins/drawers.

    Thanks for a terrific give-away, one that's right up my alley.

  16. I do follow your blog and always look forward to new recipes.

  17. oooh this pie looks so good! i am already a follower (have been for a while :)
    hope i win this, I b=need to be more organized!!

  18. my obsession is recipes. i have so many cookbooks and saved recipes that it's almost impossible to figure out what to cook each night!! overwhelmed is the word ;) this organizer would really really help!

  19. Lori is in the house! DJ LA is coming at you...Summertime in the girls I am obsessed, bc one- it is my duty, 2- of course I want too, 3- I loove being a momma!
    I love to bake, just made some cake pops/ balls for a friend.
    I do love photography, as I always have, not obsessed yet, but getting in to the digital world, saving my b/w film art for my hobby.
    I am dancing, teaching a tap class for ids naomi's ages and loving it! I miss dancing, went to a club with the RS (lol) and danced my booty off, I prob looked like a fool, but I didn't care! yeah it was a work out! ;)
    anywhoo... love u and your diva 100th blogging! I am a FAN!
    can I just eat at your house every night?
    My fav...oreo pie, 7up soda cake, cake pops, pumpkin pudding, nachos grande, well ok...everything!
    You go girl!
    Love ya melo yello!

  20. You have some of the easiest and most scrumptious desserts! My obsession is similar to yours. I recently discovered a Mouse Pad Calendar that I absolutely love. But I use little notebooks to keep track of things and to make lists - I have about twelve of them and they are all for different things like books I want to read, recipes I want to make, shopping lists for different stores...I could go on and on.

  21. I forget to say Congrats on your 100th post! Here's to 100 more!

  22. I am a follower!

  23. My obsessions are many. I love lists, I like to be on time to occasions, I love quilts and I am obsessed with anything that has to do with notebooks, papers, pens, pencils, etc. My biggest obsession is my husband and family. Lots to be obsessed with as we now number in the sixties. Started with two, multiplied to 13 and then it exploded big time.I could use a calendar to keep up with the weekly activities of grandkids.
    mary @

  24. I'll FB U!
    I am a cheater too!
    And a Dr Pepper lover too!
    and a Carls Jr, western bacon cheeseburger lover too!
    ha, now u know!


  25. my obsession-Dr. Pepper, popcorn and m&m's

    I eat it way too often!

  26. Congrats on the 100 posts. My obsessions are blogging and paper crafts.

  27. I actually thought I already was a follower, but it turns out I was just a google reader subscriber. I'm happy to be your newest follower now!

  28. I would love to win!

    P.S. I was happy to follow you! My first time here. Looks like you have good ideas!

  29. I posted on my

  30. I have a 'Cheater' button on my website :)

  31. Happy 100! My obsessions are cooking and looking at other peoples blogs!

  32. happy 100! it's been fun getting to know you and i love your blog. great giveaway and great dessert!

  33. I can't believe how easy that pie is. My family will love this!

    What a nice give away, too!

    Right now I'm obsessed with low carbing. I have a deadline in mind for when I want to lose a certain amt. of weight but I'm not saying it out loud. lol! So far, I'm on track.

  34. I'm already a follower. I love your blog!

  35. Oh delicious looking pie!! Congratulations on your 100th post!

  36. LOVE the calendar and I'm a brownie addict, so that along with nail polish would be my obsession :) Congrats on the big 100!!

  37. I am already a Cheat Day Cafe follower - see how smart I am :)

  38. What a great blog! I love it. And I'm currently obsessed with photography...can't get enough!

  39. congrats on 100 posts! found your site and this giveaway while searching for low fat recipes and I am going to try that pie, lol! My obsession is writing, but unfortunately I don't get enough time in the day to do it :( This calendar system is awesome, boy could I get organized and do some meal planning with that!

  40. My obession is peanut butter mm's. soo good!

  41. Congrats on reaching 100!

    My orangizational obseesion is with lists! I love list! I make lists of list..hee-hee! I need to get a small notebook to carry around with me so I'll have all my lists in one place and with me and not all over the place. :)

    That pie sounds wonderful. Darn good for those hot FL BBQs that will be starting soon.

  42. I think my obsession may be THAT pie! Yum :)

  43. I am an organizer and would love that calendar! Thanks for the chance.

    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

  44. I am most definitely a follower! LOVE all of your fun and yummy recipes!

  45. WOW! Congrats on 100 posts!!! obsession....funny thing is, I don't think I really have an obsession. I have many, many things that I love and adore, but not sure any would be considered an "obsession"....I'll have to ponder that one..haha

  46. Mmm, this looks delicious! I do a cheat day too and I am so glad I found you!

  47. Congrats on 100 posts! I am so glad your sister Amy told me about your site! You ahve some great recipes! I happy to enter in your drawing--with 5 boys I could use a system like that:)

  48. thanks for share recipe, i like it.


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