…And We Have A Disco Dust Winner…

Those who read all the way to the end of my previous post on the tutorial for meringue hearts were surprised with a Disco Dust give-away and that winner is #7 SoHo Accessories! The winner was chosen by random.org.  Thank you to all who left a comment and entered. Today I made more meringue hearts to show you another way to have fun with them and I’m working on the post.  Because of the rain this past weekend I had… [Read More]

Vera Bradley Give-Away!

I’m so excited to offer my followers a special Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio Give-Away in your choice of pattern and a chance to win a Vera Bradley handbag. The Charming Shoppe, as a Vera Bradley independent retailer, is launching TODAY Vera Bradley products on their online shop which is a great thing because it means we’re celebrating with a multitude of Vera Bradley give-aways just for YOU! Our first give-away is the Vera Bradley Cosmetic Trio.  The trio consists of… [Read More]

Xyron and Bitty Bags Winner!

Congratulations Cookie Trek!  Your comment’s number was chosen and you are the lucky winner of the Xyron Create-a-Sticker and 20 notebook lined paper bitty bags. I apologize for the delay in announcing the winner.  My blog was down yesterday as part of the Go Daddy problem and I’m getting my college boy ready to return to school this week. Thank you to those who participated.  I’ll be hosting another bitty bag give-away for Halloween. Have a sweet week.

Notepaper Lined Bitty Bags and Xyron Create-A-Sticker Back-to-School Give-Away

When I saw these notebook lined paper Bitty Bags I immediately thought of decorated apple cookies for school lunch treats and classroom parties.  I can’t tell you how much I love these bags.  They have so many fun applications. For encouragement … For classroom treat bags… For a classroom craft… Or wherever your imagination takes you because the new school year is a blank slate. Every school paper needs an “A+” so I made “A+” stickers with a Xyron Create-a-Sticker… [Read More]

Winner! Vera Bradley Jewelry Box

Congratulations #53 which was selected by random.org. Martha, of Southern Martriarch, ….“come on down!”…. or at least send me your info so I can get you your wonderful jewelry box. 🙂 Thank you to all who entered. I love hosting give-aways. I hope you had fun adding your hat into the ring. Back to baking cookies this week. 🙂

Vera Bradley “From My Heart” Jewelry Box {Give-Away}!

As women, we hold many secrets in the compartments of our hearts. Some may be vintage and others just a flight of fancy. Sometimes our hearts are wide open waiting to be filled with wonderful things. At other times, our hearts might hold the name of love long ago that is meant just for us. “Shhhh.” We need a place to keep our secrets, in our heart of hearts. For pearlicious obessions collections perhaps, or love notes. So, … From… [Read More]

“Ooh la la” Give-away Winner!

Mrs. Kindergarten, jump to the head of the class because YOU are the winner of the “Ooh la la” Give-away!  Congratulations! The winner was chosen by random.org where I don’t think I’ve ever seen the number 1 come up before. I was so surprised.  lol! Thank you to all who entered.  I love hosting give-aways and I hope you had fun too!

“Ooh La La” Give-Away!

I’m celebrating my third blogging anniversary with a little Parisian flair.  When I recently took a French macarons baking class at Sur la Table, I found the cutest little stand-up Eiffel Tower treat bags that are tied with double-faced hot pink satin ribbon!  I knew one thing – I must have them. Okay, I knew two things.  I had to share a set with you.  And because the Eiffel Tower is much more fun when shared with others… … I… [Read More]

Winner! Winner! Winner!

Congratulations to Krista Trentham who was chosen by random.org to be the lucky cupcake goodies give-away winner. Krista, please email me with your info. Thank you to everyone who participated in the fun! I’ll be hosting another Sur la Table give-away before Valentine’s Day with a French theme.  “Ooh la la!”

Valentine’s Cupcake Goodies Give-Away!

Recently, I took a cupcake class at Sur la Table in Newport Beach. One can always learn something new. For example, did you know there is a higher level of whipping cream other than heavy whipping cream? It’s called manufacturer’s cream. Restaurants use it. It’s 48% butter fat compared to heavy whipping cream’s 38%. When I saw the nice helper pour some into my coffee I didn’t stop her. I actually told her to keep on going! That one cup… [Read More]