Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Burp-Day: Let's Drink to Six Years of Burp! Blog

Six years. Wow.
Six years of blogging flies past faster than you'd think.
But, here we are, still cooking up a storm and loving what we do.
And we have only you to thank.

Thank you, dear readers, for reading and interacting.  For hanging tough when we've suffered from recipe block and when we didn't have much to say. For understanding when posts weren't quite as frequent as we would have liked.

We may not have the MOST readers of any blog out there. But, I can assure you that we have some of the best. And we're privileged to have gotten to know you all -- some of you in person, but even more of you online. Thanks to you we have an active Facebook page, a healthy Twitter following, and a blog that we love coming back to day after day.

Over the years, we've run into a lot of people who were amused by the name of our blog, and excited about what we stand for (this makes us happy!). We've also had a host of requests from family, friends, and fans to create a bit of Burp! swag.

Our first attempt was the Burp! t-shirt, which we printed for the first time in 2010 and again in 2012. People loved them, but we decided to do something different this time around.

So, in celebration of our sixth year, we've teamed up with talented local Milwaukee ceramics artist, Kate Riley, to present the first ever Burp! mug. Read more about Kate here.

The mugs are hand-crafted and hand-painted - iridescent black on the exterior, with a flat white on the interior. Best of all,  each mug holds 12 ounces of just about any liquid you can think of -- from coffee and tea to milk or beer.  Beautiful. Functional. And microwave and dishwasher safe.

Mugs are $20 plus $5 shipping and handling.
Proceeds will support MKEfoodies.


Please note that the mugs are hand-crafted in small batches in Kate Riley's studio here in Milwaukee. Right now, we have 30 mugs on order, which we'll mail out as soon as they're finished.  If demand warrants, we'll commission more mugs to be created.

©BURP!

8 comments:

  1. 6 years. Where does the time go!? Here's to 6 more. You have the perfect blog name for t-shirts and mugs. Love!

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    1. Thanks, Amy dear. Where DOES the time go? We can't be sure. Seems like only yesterday we started this whole adventure!

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  2. Congrats~ 6 years! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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    1. Thanks so much, Lynn! We are so glad to still be here after all this time :)

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  3. Congratulations! And thank you for everything you do for the Milwaukee food community; you are truly an inspirational duo!

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    1. Awww, thanks. Means so much to hear that from you, Donna! The truth is, it's our pleasure. We love our city and we have an awesome food community -- including great bloggers like you. Makes our job so fun!!

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  4. Happy blogiversary! So happy to have bee reading these past six years. I remember looking at the Foodie Blogroll one day and seeing the name Burp and knowing with that name I just had to check it out. I'm so glad I did! Looking forward to many years to come.

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  5. Congrats Lori! I always enjoy your articles and posts. Cheers!

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