This Friday Donuts, Dresses and Dirt turns 4. And I can hardly believe it.

As I’ve said many (many) times before, I truly started this blog as a lark – a whim – to provide an outlet and a platform for sharing all of the things I was passionate about (click here to read about years one, two and three).

And as I’ve ALSO said many times, the lark quickly turned into THE passion.

This has been, without a doubt, the best and brightest year ever for my blog. And though I am very proud of all that I’ve achieved, what is most important to me – and has been from the beginning –  is you. My readers.

I wish I could find a new way to tell you how very very much your kindness, compliments and support mean to me. From the “repins” to the “likes” and especially the comments and e-mails, none of this would be any more than words and pictures on a screen without all of you.

While I love connecting, I’m not great with crowds – so the conversations I get to have with you all give me a truly “best of all worlds” situation that I’m grateful for every single day.

So to celebrate this “blogiversary” I wanted to give a little something to one of you. Actually, four things.

vazu, liddabit sweets, cold spring apothecary, l'occitane

I’ve chosen four goodies that have been featured on the blog over the years – including the very first “favor-ette”!

It’s the Vazu  – a clever vase that folds flat when not in use, and is the perfect accompaniment to a gift of flowers.

I’ve also got my very favorite hand cream – in a travel size that you will want to put right in your purse (or glove compartment. or kitchen drawer.).

One of my more recent finds was discovered in Cold Spring – a travel candle that smells so heavenly I ordered one for myself too!

And could I NOT include a sweet treat? These beer and pretzel caramels from Liddabit Sweets continue to be one of my very favorite indulgences – and I hope you feel the same.

vazu, liddabit sweets, cold spring apothecary, l'occitane

To enter, leave a comment here telling me YOUR favorite “favor-ette”. Be sure to include your e-mail address if it’s not already linked to your comment.

The giveaway is open through Friday, February 20th at 5 p.m. EST. The winner will be chosen at random, and announced on Saturday, February 21st. Update: Amy Z. is the lucky winner! Thanks for participating!

Good luck!

Note: I was not compensated for this post; all comments and opinions expressed here are – as always – completely my own.


  1. Shalagh on February 17, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I have not been here since your humble beginning but you are a source of inspiration for me dear Sheri. Two favorettes stick out in my mind. No three. I am in love with the hash brown potatoes waffle iron hack. I loved the shirt box cupcake carrier. And the roll open the orange slices to eat without peeling method. Happy Blogaversary Sheri.

    • sherisilver on February 17, 2015 at 10:24 am

      How have you not been here since the beginning? I feel like you’ve been here forever! xoxo

  2. Lacy on February 17, 2015 at 10:28 am

    Happy 4 years! I love all of your kitchen tips and tricks! The frozen herbs is one of my favs. Love you, friend!

  3. sydney85 on February 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Congrats on your 4 years!

    I love your tip about using dry shampoo at night and the Lulu organics is wonderful. I am out the door pretty fast these days.

  4. Rena on February 17, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I have never tried any of these products. But am always up for trying something new.

  5. Beau on February 17, 2015 at 5:38 pm

    I enjoy your trips and tips and your kids it has been fun to watch Noah grow and your daughter in school. Thank you for sharing your life with us I am glad you started this as a lark.
    Would love to try these gifts.

  6. Amy Zerman on February 17, 2015 at 5:39 pm


    You know what I big fan I am. Not a “favor”ette, but your recipe for Milk Dud Cookes have become a staple in my repertoire. Happy 4th, looking forward to celebrating your 10th, 20th and onward.

  7. Jessica on February 17, 2015 at 7:43 pm

    Fun seeing you in FL, Sheri. COLD up here.

  8. peg on February 17, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    Well, I’m sure you know my #1 “favor-ette”, of COURSE will always be the post about my lippy! But truly, I do enjoy all your posts. It’s obvious that you love what you do, because you’re so good at it. Thanks for always giving us such great tips and ideas that honestly, we’d never find elsewhere!
    #2 “favor-ette”? And the one I use on a weekly basis…the trick to peeling and cutting onions without tears!!! It’s the only thing that really works and I am so glad you posted THAT one!
    P.S. Happy Blogaversary, Sheri!

  9. Danny on February 17, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    Congratulations Sheri — from the entire team over at VRAI Magazine. Here’s to 4 more years!

  10. Jessie on February 18, 2015 at 12:37 am

    Congrats & thanks for another year of blogging! My favs include preserving ginger, boot tray and makeup suggestions!

  11. Judy on February 18, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Congrats Sheri! I have been reading your blog since
    I first saw you on TV. I was to glad to get your tip
    on onions. I love all L’Occitane products!

  12. latanya on February 19, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Congratulations!I love reading about your recipes for Popsicle.

  13. DESPINA VENETI on February 19, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    Happy Blogiversary!
    I adore your recipes, especially the cakes and soups – also, your jar gift ideas were a big hit at Christmas 🙂
    Wonderful prizes, I would love to try them!
    I already know and love L’Occitane’s products.
    Thank you and all the best,

  14. iamalighthouse on February 19, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    I LOVE your onion tip! I am so going to try that! I am the worst with onions as well!!!

  15. Sherry Tucker on March 5, 2015 at 9:14 pm


    Nancy told me about your blog and I had to see it for myself. You have done a beautiful job with this and you and your family must be so proud! Your writing is gorgeous, inviting and so informational! And your pictures are over- the- top inspiring! All the
    Best .


    • sherisilver on March 6, 2015 at 9:06 am

      Thank you so much Sherry – comments like this mean the world to me!

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