Monday, December 10, 2012

Cake Pops Holidays Ornaments and a Giveaway

Happy Holidays

There’s something adorable in these boxes.

Something happy for the holidays.

Polar Bear Cake Pop Ornament

and beary cute.

Cake Pops Ornaments

They are handmade custom cake pop ornaments that Amy Miller Designs created for me.

Cake Pops Holidays Ornaments

And there are five of them. So fun and festive!

Cake Pops Holidays

They are all based on the cake pop designs from the Holidays book.

Gingerbread Cake Pop Ornament

And I hope they make you smile!

Peppermint Cake Pop Ornament

And yay, you can totally hang these cuties on your tree.

But the best part is they’ll stay sweet. No spoiling.

When Amy first surprised me with some cupcake pop ornaments, I liked them so much I ordered a bunch without the hanger so I could keep them on display all year long. Then last year I met Amy at my Phoenix Book signing and she surprised me yet again with these Muppet Cake Pops to match the real ones I made. I was blown away. So, I thought it would be fun to see what she could do with some designs from the book. Amy came up with these cute cake pop ornaments and I’m completely in love. So I bought a few extra sets to share with you guys. Amy is awesome. When she shipped them to me, my mouth dropped when I saw how she packaged them. Completely unexpected but I love the little snowy scene and the box makes a great way to store them and keep them safe when they’re not on display. Perfect for gifting. I can hardly part with them they are so cute. But I will for you guys.

Want to win some and make decorating a little sweeter?

Three winners will win a 5-piece cake pops ornaments set PLUS a signed copy of Cake Pops Holidays!

  • To enter just leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post below and tell me what the last present was that you bought or made for someone else. Easy.
  • Deadline to enter is Thursday, December 13th, 2012 at 7:00 PM ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winners announced below.
  • The winners will be chosen at random and announced sometime Friday on this post. I’ll ship them out quick so you can hopefully have them for the holidays.

Good luck guys!

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Now here’s just a few more Holidays book related stuff I wanted to share with you before the holidays end. Kind of a cake pops recap in one big post.

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First up – I have another fun giveaway to tell you about. It’s pretty awesome! Chronicle Books is hosting a holiday cake pops photo contest from their facebook page. If you are in the US and you’ve made or are planning to make cake pops for the holidays, you could win a KitchenAid mixer and the complete Cake Pops set. (Cake Pops, Cake Pops Holidays, Cake Pops Kit, and Cake Pops Notecards).

To enter just upload a photo of some of your holiday cake pops here.

The winner will be chosen at random. Deadline to enter is December 17. Happy Cake Popping. I’m excited to see what you all create.

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Here’s something I want to share with some of my international friends before the holidays end. There are actually four versions of the book. I don’t think I have mentioned that on the blog before.

Cake Pop Holidays Books

Cake Pops Holidays in the US and Canada. Cake Pops Christmas in the UK. Cake Pops Jul in Norway and I heart Cake Pops in The Netherlands. They are all the same content just different covers and translated in Norwegian and Dutch.

I totally heart that “I heart cakepops” cover by the way.

Here are some links if you’d like to get your hands on a copy or need a sweet last minute stocking stuffer for the baker/cute lover/decorator in your life.

In the U.S.

Amazon
Barnes and Noble
Chronicle Books
Target

Also available here:

Canada: Amazon.ca
Netherlands: Bol.com (fyi-the cover image is incorrect on this link)
Norway: Norli.no
UK: Amazon.co.uk

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Final Book Signings 

Just a reminder – The NEW YORK book signing that was cancelled in November in Garden City due to Sandy is rescheduled for this Thursday at 12:00 pm at the Williams-Sonoma in Huntington Station.

And on Friday – BOSTON will be the very last book signing stop this year. I’ll be at the Burlington Barnes & Noble at 7 pm. I’ve never been to Boston and can’t wait.

Here are the details for the last two signings. Hope you can make it.

New York & Boston Book Signings

Unfortunately, the Paramus, NJ signing at Chef Central that was cancelled due to Superstorm Sandy wasn’t able to be rescheduled before the holidays. I’m so sorry for those of you who  had wanted to attend.

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And lastly…  

finally if you’ve even read this far, here are some photos from the first events. I’m still working on uploading Houston and Dallas.

Feel free to grab a photo from the flickr links if you attended one of the signings. Thank you so much for coming out. I have loved meeting you all and cherish seeing your smiling faces. Yay for cake pops.

Pennsylvania Photos

Miami Photos

Minnesota Photos

Colorado Photos

Houston (coming soon)

Dallas (coming soon)

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That’s it. I know it was long, but I thought it would be better to do one wrap up instead of a bunch of little posts.

Don’t forget to enter below for a chance to win a set of cute cake pops ornaments and a copy of Cake Pops Holidays.

Okay, it’s time to announce the winners of the cake pops ornaments and books. Loved reading the gifts you’ve been giving. And so loved reading all of the handmade homemade presents too. Thanks for sharing. And now for the three winners. YAY!

 

Brandi, Britt and Lori – You won. Congratulations and hope you enjoy the book and ornaments.

 

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Jessy said...

The last present I bought was some cute vintage-inspired stationary as a secret santa present for my friend. :)

December 12, 2012 07:43 AM
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Sam N. said...

I guess the last gift I technically bought was an early Christmas present to my roommate, I got us both heated blankets.

December 12, 2012 07:45 AM
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Marsha said...

I crocheted infinity scarves for my sister and cousin.

December 12, 2012 07:48 AM
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Julie said...

Just bought books for my niece and nephew

December 12, 2012 07:59 AM
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Jennifer Dilbeck said...

I just bought an iMac for my Sister, Brother-in-law, & nephew!

December 12, 2012 08:11 AM
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Honey loup said...

Jesus is the reason for the season!

December 12, 2012 08:15 AM
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DebbieD said...

I bought an outfit for my 10 year old grandson last night. He certainly is hard to shop for because he is getting taller…

December 12, 2012 08:34 AM
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Virgil/Judy said...

My daughter has been doing some Christmas shopping for us because I just had hip replacement surgery 16 days ago. She ordered an iPad mini for me! YAY!

December 12, 2012 08:36 AM
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Rose said...

Last present I bought was dusting power for my alder lady friend. She has been looking for this power puff set for two years. I am sure she will be happy this Christmas.

December 12, 2012 08:46 AM
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Sarah said...

“Santa” just got our daughter the barbie jeep she has been dying for!!!! We are so excited for Christmas day!!!

December 12, 2012 08:50 AM
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Kimberly said...

The last present i made was a Banagrams inspired cake for my best friends birthday.

http://instagr.am/p/SlJ_wigPzW/

December 12, 2012 08:57 AM
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andipandi said...

Last thing I bought… was some Lego that it turns out was the wrong Lego…

December 12, 2012 08:59 AM
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Samantha C. said...

The last holiday gifts I bought were three of this years Hess trucks for my dad, husband and brother-in-law. They all require this gift each year!

December 12, 2012 09:09 AM
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Laura said...

I LOVE your designs and you are such an inspration to millions now! Hoping to see you hit the Northeast Ohio area sometime!! :)

I have not done ANY of my shopping yet this year lol so the last gift I bought was jewelry for my daughters for last Xmas. I’ll be out there today though :).

Have a great holiday!!

December 12, 2012 09:11 AM
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Ashley said...

The last gift I made was alphabet letter crayons to spell out the names of my niece and nephews.

December 12, 2012 09:15 AM
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Grace said...

I just made Tutus for my daughter and my nieces… 3 done 3 more to go :)

December 12, 2012 09:17 AM
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Terry said...

I bought a foam gingerbread house craft set for my grandkids! They love sugar so I wasn’t sure a real one would actually be made or eaten right out of the box!!!!

December 12, 2012 09:26 AM
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Rachel Tucci said...

Oh my those ornaments are too cute! I love this holiday season!

December 12, 2012 09:28 AM
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Kate Moynihan said...

The last present I bought for someone else was an Andrew Schultz CD for my good friend for a secret santa gift!

December 12, 2012 09:43 AM
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Mey said...

Last thing I bought were Barbie dolls for the nieces! Happy Holidays everyone!

December 12, 2012 09:53 AM
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Joyce Wheaton said...

The last thing I made/bought was reindeer bell ornaments and reindeer starflake ornaments and several reindeer themed foots (Rudolph cake pops, Reindeer nutter butter cookies, Rudolph cookies, Reindeer Mini donuts) for our Boy Scout Court of Honor.

December 12, 2012 09:53 AM
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Jodi said...

At our house we are busy baking treats to tuck into our fruit baskets to give out to friends. Also just finished making a bunch of minky infinity scarves for my girls. Thanks for the fun posts. Merry Christmas!

December 12, 2012 10:02 AM
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Cindy D said...

I HAVEN’T STARTED MY SHOPPING YET!! I know, I’m getting into big trouble here.

December 12, 2012 10:04 AM
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Caroline said...

I just bought a purse for my friend who has a birthday on Christmas Eve – double presents!

December 12, 2012 10:09 AM
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Christine said...

The last present I bought was a doll set for my daughter.

December 12, 2012 10:12 AM
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Mackenzie said...

I decorated a pumpkin with the OU logo and colors for my friends dorm room!

December 12, 2012 10:22 AM
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rosalba valdez said...

i tunes card for my son

December 12, 2012 10:23 AM
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Audrey said...

I bought my friend a map of the world where you scratch off the countries that you’ve been to – she loves traveling and the gift was definitely a hit :D

December 12, 2012 10:34 AM
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Holly Hodgkin said...

I make really cool scarves by ‘upcycling’ tshirts… Made a Disney themed one for a friend!

December 12, 2012 10:37 AM
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Shelagh P said...

The last gift I purchased for someone else was a Lego Harry Potter set.

December 12, 2012 10:48 AM
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Dorene S said...

The last gift I gave was an early Christmas gift, new smart phone for my daughter, I sat in a parking lot for 8 hours to make sure I got it for a great price. I’m a great mom :0)

December 12, 2012 10:53 AM
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Stephanie said...

Happy Holidays Bakerella!

I just made a gift for my boyfriend who I just moved in with 3 months ago. I made him an ornament – a copy of our apt key, a laminated strip with the address and a small black and white photo of the apt.. all tied together with a red bow! This year we are doing small gifts that fit inside our stockings for each other! :)

December 12, 2012 10:55 AM
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Tricia said...

The last thing I bought were matching Nerf guns for my husband and my son. They are going to be from “Magic Fred” our Elf on the Shelf!

December 12, 2012 10:58 AM
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kristy t. said...

I bought may son the bayblade battle dome.

December 12, 2012 10:59 AM
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Kari said...

The last gift I gave was a diaper wipe case that I covered so it holds diapers and wipes….and just looks so dang cute.
You truly are amazing. I love looking at all of your amazing creations, and those of others that share them with you.

December 12, 2012 11:00 AM
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Emily @ Sweet Bella Roos said...

The last gift I bought was a cute scarf for a white elephant party!

December 12, 2012 11:02 AM
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Casey said...

I made a few fleece blankets for local kids that are having tough times this holiday season.

December 12, 2012 11:09 AM
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Laura D said...

I just bought my mom a gift card to get her hair done. She doesn’t like to indulge herself often and I know she’ll appreciate it.

December 12, 2012 11:11 AM
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courtney :) said...

I last made some of your oreo cookies for a great friend of mine! she loved them!

December 12, 2012 11:12 AM
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miriam said...

I just bought my neices some gifts on amazon yesterday – - a puzzle, coloring book, sticker book, and a thomas book.

December 12, 2012 11:23 AM
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Shelley said...

My last present I made was for my day care parents. I always give them a plate of my favorite homemade cookies and candies.

December 12, 2012 11:30 AM
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Esme Mahoney said...

Recently started making presents for my firends. I am making chocolates in the shape of shells :D

December 12, 2012 11:31 AM
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CeeJay said...

Just finished Cinderella and Snow White dress-up costumes for my 6 and 7 year old granddaughters. Turned out so cute. Thanks for the give-away opportunity! Have a great holiday!

December 12, 2012 11:31 AM
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Elizabeth said...

The last Christmas gift I made form someone was a scarf that I knit. And I’ve still got a couple more to make as well as my cookie gifts.

December 12, 2012 11:35 AM
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Stacey said...

The last thing I bought was a recordable book for my nephew!

December 12, 2012 11:45 AM
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Lisa K. said...

NCAA Football 13 for Xbox 360 for my son, the sports nut!

December 12, 2012 11:47 AM
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Susan said...

I bought a book of children’s poetry for my nephew.

December 12, 2012 11:53 AM
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Priyanka said...

the last gift I made was a batch of cake batter blondies for my friend’s birthday, to get her through a long day of class!

December 12, 2012 12:03 PM
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Jerry said...

The last thing I bought was flowers for my wife.

December 12, 2012 12:03 PM
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SANDRA said...

I made M & M cookies in a jar and Hot Chocolate for christmas gifts on Sunday.

December 12, 2012 12:05 PM
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r richmond said...

i bought my granddaughter several patterns for us to sew during xmas break.

December 12, 2012 12:05 PM
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Heidi said...

I got an adorable owl wallet for my Secret Santa! So excited to give it to her :)

December 12, 2012 12:07 PM
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Heidi said...

I just bought my husband a cocktail stirrer since we enjoy having a rum punch together on Christmas Eve … after the kids are asleep and Santa works his magic in our house :)

December 12, 2012 12:18 PM
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Amy St said...

Last present I made….Still in the process of making all of my holiday goodies….fudge, gingerbread houses, teacup gingerbread houses, oreo truffles and so goes the list. Our neighbors will be getting a lot of this for the Christmas celebration.

December 12, 2012 12:31 PM
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Sarah said...

I have bought several presents lately, but the last one I gave was a necklace to my bestie with her children’s names on it. She loved it! and I love the joy it brings her each time she wears it!

December 12, 2012 12:36 PM
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mary norman said...

this is great thanks for the chance,
mary

December 12, 2012 12:37 PM
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Jenna said...

The last present I bought was my boyfriend’s Christmas present. He really wanted the James Bond box set so when I saw Amazon dropped the price to $99 for one day I could not resist!

And then I had to tell him because he almost ordered it for himself. LOL He has been enjoying it though (Christmas came early at our house)

December 12, 2012 12:41 PM
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Jillian said...

For store bought, I got my kids a cool tent with with tunnel you can climb through that attaches. For homemade the last gift I made was to get a cute bottle and made my sister some fun Jolly Rancher flavored vodka.

December 12, 2012 12:42 PM
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Michelle F. said...

I made hot chocolate and marshmallows for the teachers. Those ornaments are so cute! Thanks!

December 12, 2012 12:42 PM
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Suzy said...

Just finished all of my Christmas shopping the other day…Legos for my nephew and a horse book for my niece! I love being Auntie Suzy!

December 12, 2012 12:51 PM
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Pam said...

The last gift I made was Christmas Ornament Cake Pops for my brothers and aunt! They were a hit last year, so I did again this year!

December 12, 2012 12:55 PM
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Sharyl said...

yesterday, i finished sewing stockings which will be filled up with make-up!

December 12, 2012 12:55 PM
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Corynn Lewis said...

I’m Making a DIY notebook for my Mom!
Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkk! Those cake pops are so cute in ornament form!

December 12, 2012 12:57 PM
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Susan said...

I just ordered prints from my wedding to give our parents as part of their Christmas gifts.

December 12, 2012 12:59 PM
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Camilla @ Culinary Adventures said...

Cake Pops! I’ve never made any…but those look adorable.

December 12, 2012 01:01 PM
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Chelsea said...

I made earrings, necklaces, and clutches for all my bridesmaids for my wedding in September. It was super fun. Hope to have time to make more homemade gifts for Christmas!

December 12, 2012 01:02 PM
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dee said...

Actually the last gift I made someone wasn’t edible…it was a to go coffee mug cozie…I actually made 8 of them : ) So good….

December 12, 2012 01:02 PM
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Kathy Bejma said...

The last present I bought for someone was an embroidery kit from Sublime Stitching (http://www.sublimestitching.com/).
It wasn’t a gift I made, but the recipient will be able to make a bunch of stuff for themselves and/or others. DIY for Life!!

December 12, 2012 01:03 PM
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Sarah wichmer said...

I just made birthday cakes for family friends….yes birthday cakes, one of their kids’ birthday is on Christmas so they were christmas gifts as well!

December 12, 2012 01:05 PM
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Rita said...

The last gift I gave, was homemade. My 10-year-old is always onto some new project or other. Recently, she’s been making earrings, and even sold a few pairs to co-workers (they always support whatever new thing she’s into <3 ) Anyway, my best co-worker's b-day is on Dec. 1. Somehow this Christmas season started early and I found myself running out of time to find the perfect thing for the birthday girl. My daughter – to the rescue – offered to show me how to make a pair of earrings as the gift, in the colors she'd asked about. It was so neat to learn how to do something from my little girl and, of course, my co-worker was thrilled with her gift :)

December 12, 2012 01:07 PM
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Zahra said...

As our anniversary was yesterday, I gave my husband noise-cancelling headphones. You know, for when he’s not on baby-watching duty. :D

These ornaments are adorable!

December 12, 2012 01:10 PM
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Danielle said...

I’m making my family wreaths for Christmas. I made my mother a snowman from three different sized grape vine wreaths wired together and my mother in law a kitchen wreath with clothespins to hold her teabags.

December 12, 2012 01:15 PM
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Mary A said...

Putting together some water bead plants for friends and neighbors. They are really cute!

December 12, 2012 01:18 PM
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Lauren said...

Most recently, I bought my sister’s Christmas gift (online!) – but I can’t say *what* it is JUST in case, since she reads this blog too ;) I also ordered some Christmas ornaments on Etsy for my two best friends, to put with their gifts.

December 12, 2012 01:18 PM
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Allie said...

I made my friend a cookie bouquet for her birthday!

December 12, 2012 01:18 PM
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lyndsey said...

Last gift I purchased was an outfit and sneakers for my brother

December 12, 2012 01:19 PM
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amyt said...

the last thing I bought was 2 pair of flats for my daughter :-)

December 12, 2012 01:26 PM
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renu said...

We will order matching red dresses for our 5 years old and 6 months old daughters. Happy Holidays!!

December 12, 2012 01:27 PM
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Dawn Pope said...

The last gift I made was for my sons Eagle Court of Honor we held last night. I made red, white & blue cake pops, eagle heads made with oreo cookies, marshmallows, toasted coconut, cashews & dipping chocolate and I made a scrapbook of all of his adventures in scouting.

December 12, 2012 01:27 PM
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Adriel said...

The last presents that I made (last night) were beaded jewelry and a crocheted owl hat. Yesterday, I also bought “The Avengers” video for one of my son’s friends! :) Love this time of year!!!

December 12, 2012 01:37 PM
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Vyvacious said...

I bought these cute, lightweight, handmade earrings for my aunt for Christmas from the Unique LA event. The colors and designs just grabbed my attention and since she’s a crazy colors person like me, I know it’ll be perfect :)

December 12, 2012 01:43 PM
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Martha said...

I purchased some really exciting gifts… long underwear for my husband and toothbrushes for my kids. Hold yourself back. :) I am at the tail end of my list!!

December 12, 2012 01:51 PM
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Kayleen said...

A Barbie playset for my 5yo daughter. The ornaments are adorable!

December 12, 2012 01:52 PM
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Karen H. said...

I just bought a Lego Avengers set… for my husband! It’s what my four year-old said he wats to give his dad for Christmas. Wonder if he has an ulterior motive there. So glad they share a passion for Legos.

December 12, 2012 01:53 PM
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Sandy said...

i just bought a hippo pillow for my (new) great nephew (his mom always liked to sing i want a hippopotamus for christmas when she was little :o)

December 12, 2012 02:02 PM
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Donna said...

Last gift I made/am making is a quilted wine glass storage “box” for my cousin for christmas. last gift bought was the Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers CD (which rocks!)

December 12, 2012 02:14 PM
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Erica Baysinger said...

The last gift I made was a gift basket for a friend full of homemade goodies( cake pops, cookies, bread, etc). She had just recently lost her dog she had for 12 years and thought I’d try to cheer her up with it.

December 12, 2012 02:15 PM
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Christina Ray said...

For my mom I recently made her a personalized mug, with her favorite inspirational quotes about family written all the way around it. She loved it! Would recommed doing that for someone you love :)

December 12, 2012 02:16 PM
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laura said...

I just bought a bunch of books for my sons.

December 12, 2012 02:17 PM
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sophie kostine said...

I bought a cd case and lots of little miniature pencils and filled the case with them in a circle shape with a miniature pencil sharpener and also made the wrapping paper.It was for secret santa.

December 12, 2012 02:21 PM
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Mary B. said...

I won a couple of Leapster2 games on eBay last night for my two oldest kids. I was excited to have success since it was my first time using eBay!

December 12, 2012 02:23 PM
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Sarah Mueggenborg said...

The last thing I made for someone was food baskets for my co-workers and friends for the holidays. My mom, sister, and I got together for a weekend of baking and christmas movies!

December 12, 2012 02:25 PM
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Shawna said...

The last gift I bought was a video game for my husband. Boys and their toys!

December 12, 2012 02:26 PM
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jenn from b-more said...

I love to bake cookies for my friends and family at the holidays – I hope I win – these ornaments are adorable and the book would be awesome!

December 12, 2012 02:27 PM
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Cathy M. said...

Shhhh….it’s a secret.! I purchased the book “Miracle on 34th Street” and will be giving it to a family member who loves to read – along with a Macy’s ornament!

December 12, 2012 02:33 PM
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Lynn said...

I just bought a play kitchen for my 2 year old son because he loves to bake with me!

December 12, 2012 02:36 PM
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Julia said...

The last thing I made for a present was an Advent calender for my boyfriend filled with candy and sweet notes.

December 12, 2012 02:37 PM
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Deb B said...

Am making a camo hoodie t-shirt for my nephew =)

December 12, 2012 02:40 PM
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Bettina said...

I just finished a present for my Mom – two big bobbin lace hearts that took forever to make, but will look sooo pretty hanging from her windows!

December 12, 2012 02:45 PM
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Missy said...

I bought a wallet for a friend.

December 12, 2012 02:52 PM
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