These are a Few of My Favorite Things…GIVEAWAY!!


I’ve decided that I’m an ego-maniac.  I don’t like it.  I feel really needy.  

When I do a post and get crickets (no response) it starts to make me wonder if anyone is out there…

 We are working on fancy-ing up the blog and the feedback will help us know what direction to take!

Between the 3 of us – we have some mad skills and just need you to point us in the right direction so we know what to share…

So…to enter this giveaway:

 leave a comment giving me some feedback about what you would like to see more of on the blog.  

More crafts, home projects, recipes, photography, digital scrapbooking tutorials, etc.

1 entry per person.  Nice & Simple.  

I decided that with the craziness of the holidays – I will leave it open until January 2, 2013 – hopefully that gives everyone enough time  to enter.

Here are links to what is included in the giveaway:

1. Q & A a Day: 5-Year Journal  I love to let my kids answer the questions in this journal.  I think it makes a WONDERFUL family journal!  It asks cool questions like:

____________ is funny. ** Where do you think your road is going? ** How could today have been better? ** What is your most cherished memory of this year?**

And the book itself is darling.  Love Love Love it!!

2. Mustache Rubber Stamp & Stampin’ Up Ink Pad.  So many hillarious possibilities with this one.  It had to be included.

3. Au Lait Hand Lotion. It feels powdery smooth, not greasy. And it smells like more grown up baby powder. I love the soap, the body butter, all of it.

4. German Glass Glitter.  I’ve talked about this before.  I love it so much.  It’s chunkier – so it looks awesome.  It’s more sparkly & it tarnishes with age.  Worth it!!

5. Edible Glitter.  I’m a little bit obsessed with this stuff and it comes in so many fabulous colors.  The rainbow is my favorite because it goes on clear – it just adds the sparkle.

6. Sharpie Pen.   Weird?  Maybe.  Don’t knock it til’ you try it.  I LOVE them!  They make my handwriting look so much better & they don’t bleed through paper!!

7. Polka Dot Smash Tape. Seriously – do I need to explain??

8. Vintage Tinsel I’ve been using this on everything lately. Wrapping gifts, Crafting, Looking cute on my shelf. Ha Ha.

9. Red & White Bakers Twine. Perfect for those brown paper packages that need a little string. And hey – you can tie up a Christmas Roast with it, too!

10. A CD of some of my favorite Christmas Songs. Here is the play list: (I published the playlist on itunes, – but can’t find the link!!!  Sorry!!)

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Thanks for being great readers and have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


45 thoughts on “These are a Few of My Favorite Things…GIVEAWAY!!

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  3. This has GOT to be the most awesome give away EVER! I started following your blog back in July because of Jodi’s photography post on fireworks. I LOVE photography and I love photog moms! I loved the photo ornament post most recently. I am waiting on mine to come to get started. So for me it is all about the photograpy. However, I love the fact that you all have your own niche, because I have tried a few of the recipes too! Thanks for it all!

    • Wonderful comment!!! Jodi’s photography is amazing!! I was so happy when she agreed to do the blog with me. I’m glad that you’ve been as inspired by her as I am. Thanks so much and good luck in the giveaway!!

  4. Hi Erin! I’m not a big commenter, but I follow your blog! Love it & you! I particularly am inspired by your recipes & crafts for the hopelessly uncrafty. 🙂

  5. I want you to post a how to on your living room pull down blinds. I need to do those in our new house! I love your blog, it is soooo fabulous! -mel

  6. Oh I love everything in your favorites package! And your song picks! As for feedback, I love posts about crafts and recipes (no surprise there!) But really I enjoy everything you ladies post here, thanks for sharing with us.

  7. My faves are the homey decororating projects, ideas for kids, and I love the recipes as well. I ALWAYS read the posts and have tried several things, I’m just lazy about commenting. 🙂 I’d LOVE to see more digital scrapbooking, since I’m totally clueless in that area. THANKS!

  8. You know me, I’m into food storage and preparedness. Anything in that area would be lovely. But I like all your posts. You are all so talented. :0)

  9. I love to see all the fun ideas for home decorating and do it your self projects. I also love the photography tips! I have a great camera just not a lot of knowledge of how to use it.. I love the favorite thing idea, I put some favorite thing packages together for my sisters this year.. I had a lot of fun doing it. I am happy I found your blog.. I a, forever a Fan of Erin!,, (and Mindy!) .. Love you guys!

    • Awww Linda – you’re so sweet!! I’m loving this too! My friend Cody did it for my bday last year and I thought it was such a fun idea!! Thanks for the feedback!!

  10. I love the photo ornaments, i helped my mom do that this year!!! we did 36 all grandkids and great-grandkids! thats all she has on her tree, really looks good too.
    Thank you for a chance at the drawing.

  11. Hey Erin! I loved your last post about the photo ornaments. I keep thinking I need to go back and make them from all of our past christmas cards! So I like the DIY stuff. : )

    • Yay! London is on my list. I dream of going. As for sewing & knitting… I do some of that occasionally… mostly though I just start :). I’ll work on being a better finisher so I can share those projects as well.

  12. I always read too. I really enjoy you guys blog. I really like the home decorating and craft projects that you do. Unfortunately at this point in my life, my hobby is looking at all of the cute things you do, but I don’t get much done. Keep up the good work!

    • Ha Ha…I can understand that! Part of the reason I wanted to start the blog is so that I had a deadline to finish my projects!! It’s like my Pintrest account. I pin things and then never go back and make them. One time, I ended up in one of my own boards without realizing it – and I was like “I love everything on this board! I have to follow this person!!” Time to start the projecting. I’ll try to do some nice and simple ones for you ;0)

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