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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Alma Q said...

I made cake pops and did a beautiful arrangement for my lil ones :)

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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karen said...

Oh my!! Those ornaments are sooo cute! I love all your inspirational ideas!!

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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wlstuckey said...

My husband and I are just now starting our shopping (we have 3 young kids)!! But the last thing we bought was a RC car for our son.

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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Danielle said...

I just ordered a photo book for my parents, with pictures of my daughter throughout 2012. Happy Holidays, Bakerella!

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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Ali said...

Love those ornaments! They’re too cute! The last gift I bought for anyone was a book with pictures of wet cats for a secret Santa gag gift at my golf team’s holiday party!

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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Michelle P. said...

Just today I bought the last presents for my hubby. He’s wanting to start golfing so I bought him tees, a glove, and some golf balls.
I love this giveaway! Really looking forward to getting the book!

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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Michelle said...

I bought an iPad Mini for my daughter for Christmas!

December 10, 2012 12:49 AM
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Lisa said...

A homemade Christmas ornament.

December 10, 2012 12:50 AM
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Sophia said...

Bought the husband a gift certificates for a deep tissue massage due to all the manual labor he’s put into our new home :). And…nope, that’s not his Christmas present, it was a just because. He’s getting more for the holidays!

December 10, 2012 12:50 AM
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Jae Aube said...

Just bought Finding Nemo on blu ray for my mom!

December 10, 2012 12:50 AM
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Kerry said...

I just bought two elves for my twin grand babies so that they can do elf on a shelf!

December 10, 2012 12:50 AM
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Candy W said...

Each year, our school asks the teachers to place gift ideas outside of their classroom; this way the teacher can receive gifts for the classroom, instead of “stuff” he/she may never use. So, for one teacher I bought a Target Gift card and another teacher got Christmas CD’s, Band-aids and Ziploc sandwich bags (seriously, that’s what she asked for :))

December 10, 2012 12:51 AM
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Casey said...

The last thing I bought was some Mickey Mouse toys for my little boy!

December 10, 2012 12:51 AM
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vivianhearts said...

talented people everywhere….last present i bought was a heat changing pixel heart mug!

December 10, 2012 12:51 AM
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Stefanie said...

I made my 2-year old girl a dollhouse coz she’s potty trained now and we can create space so I made a dollhouse and furniture for and with her!

She would love this!!!

December 10, 2012 12:51 AM
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Joanna said...

I just bought an ornament for a tea party/gift exchange.

December 10, 2012 12:52 AM
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Corie said...

A crochet Minnie Mouse outfit for my daughter. She’s 9 days old today :)

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

I just made my best friend a cake for her 21st birthday!

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

I made delicious red velvet cupcakes for my boss’s birthday!

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

The last present I gave was for my best friend, whose birthday was on Friday. We’re both huge fans of One Direction, so I made a 3D paper figure of her favorite guy, Niall. She totally had a fan girl moment. Best present ever! :)

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

I bought my friend a beautiful camera strap from Etsy. Mhope she likes it!

December 10, 2012 12:53 AM
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vivi2cheng said...

the last thing i made was a totoro pop up card :D

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

Today I made Rusian Tea Cookies for my neighbors. I will be delivering later this week.

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

A crochet Minnie Mouse outfit for my daughter. She’s 9 days old today :)

December 10, 2012 12:54 AM
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Erica G. said...

The last gift I gave was actually a bracelet for my now boyfriend. I gave it to him as a gift from a friend but things just happened to fall into place recently :]

Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2012 12:54 AM
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Pilar garcia said...

My last gift was a docen of cookies I decored for my Friend Rosi.

December 10, 2012 12:54 AM
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Cornelia said...

A bottle of Cranberry Stoli vodka for a Hostess gift. Tis the season!

December 10, 2012 12:54 AM
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Mandie said...

I made vanilla extract and vanilla sugar for my friends.

December 10, 2012 12:54 AM
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weeeee! said...

scarves for everyone! bought of course, i have no talent for knitting haha

December 10, 2012 12:54 AM
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marichar panes said...

Last present I bought was a makeup set for my sisters & I also made some cheesecake for a friend son’s birthday party this weekend. Btw, I’ve been using ur mini cherry cheesecake recipe & its always a hit! :D

How I wish I was able to meet u last Friday in Houston.

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

I bought some legos for my son

December 10, 2012 12:55 AM
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Kate W. said...

just bought two little activity kits for my nieces

December 10, 2012 12:56 AM
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kate said...

I’m about done with my gift shopping, now I’m just getting a few stocking stuffers. So the last gift I bought was a gorgeous, wooden teething ring, from an etsy shop, to put in my little one’s first stocking.

December 10, 2012 12:56 AM
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Pilar garcia said...

The last gift was a docen of cookies that I decored for my frien Rosi.

December 10, 2012 12:57 AM
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Eva T. said...

Those are so sweet!

The last thing I bought was a lego set for my daughter.

December 10, 2012 12:57 AM
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Amanda V said...

The last present I bought was my daughter’s Santa gift, which will be her first Barbie. It was the Barbie and moving Tawny horse set.

December 10, 2012 12:57 AM
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Miriam said...

The last present I gave was for my best friend, whose birthday was on Friday. We’re both huge One Direction fans, so I made a 3D paper figurine of her favorite guy, Niall. She totally had a fan girl moment. It was definitely worth the 2 hours I spent making it :)

December 10, 2012 12:58 AM
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Rebecca Painter said...

I made some yummy treats tonight for my husband, when he gets home from working his extra job. He works so hard for our little family and I love to surprise him with something sweet to eat. Peanut butter balls dipped in white chocolate.

December 10, 2012 12:58 AM
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Veronica said...

The last present I bought was a kids photo camera for my 4 years old daughter as daddy is a photographer and she is always keen to help :)

December 10, 2012 12:58 AM
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Mindy said...

Over 200 comments in the first HOUR? The odds are not good for winning, but someone has to!

The last thing I made was a salt-dough footprint ornament of my 4-month-old daughter for her first Christmas, to give to her Daddy! I look forward to seeing his face every year when we pull it out to hang on the tree, and remembering just how tiny our little girl used to be.

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

I just made macarons for the first time as a gift for my friend. They turned out great!
Happy Holidays from Berlin, Germany
Xoxo

December 10, 2012 12:59 AM
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marichar panes said...

Last present I bought was a makeup set for my sisters. I also made some mini cheesecake for a friend’s son’s birthday party this weekend and I used your recipe.:D

December 10, 2012 01:00 AM
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Shehara R said...

I made some delicious red velvet cupcakes for my boss’s birthday!

December 10, 2012 01:01 AM
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Cathy f said...

Sooo cute!
Last thing I bought was a pair of glittery shoes for my bff’s daughter! They were pink and sparkly.

Wishing a happy holiday!

December 10, 2012 01:01 AM
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April Adkins said...

I bought a figit friend on clearance at wal-mart for only $15. They are normally $50. What a deal!

December 10, 2012 01:01 AM
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JennB said...

Those cake pop ornaments are adorable!!

The last gift I bought was a Christmas book for my daughters. :)

December 10, 2012 01:02 AM
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Annette said...

The last thing I bought for someone was an Orchid plant for my GF and her Daughter. My Gf’s daughter had an emergency appendectomy last week and it was really stressful for them both because it almost ruptured, so when she got home from the hospital the next day I brought them both an Orchid, one Pink and one White :-)

December 10, 2012 01:02 AM
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Michelline Ormerod said...

The last present I bought was a mini Lalaloopsy doll for my 5 years old’s Advent calendar. I am hoping it will fit in the little bin – their heads are kinda huge :)

December 10, 2012 01:03 AM
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Ellie said...

The last thing I bought was a photo mug I customized for my BFF.

December 10, 2012 01:03 AM
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Devi McDonald said...

The last present I bought was a barbie with a bunch of outfits at Kohls! I had one of their $10 off gift cards ;)

December 10, 2012 01:03 AM
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Katherine said...

American Girl doll items for my girls. Hey, how about teaming up with them to make doll sized cake pops? So cute, my daughter’s would freak!

December 10, 2012 01:05 AM
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marichar panes said...

The last gift I bought was a makeup set for my sisters. I also made some mini cheesecakes for a friends son’s birthday party this weekend.

December 10, 2012 01:05 AM
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Mindy R said...

Bought my daughter lalaloopsy bedding she has been wanting. :)

December 10, 2012 01:05 AM
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Amanda said...

The last gift I purchased…

…Was the Orginal Bakerella Cake Pops book for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She’s constantly asking me to make them for her because she can never seem to follow the recipe! Now, she’ll have no excuse! She will be able to make me dessert! My little one is thrilled about the gift, I quote “Now I can go to Grandma’s and make them with her too!”

<3 Cake Pops!

December 10, 2012 01:06 AM
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Karen B said...

I just finished cookies for my neighbor. Merry Christmas

December 10, 2012 01:06 AM
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Shelley Hernandez said...

I made my mommy a photoalbum. She was so touched that she cried <3

December 10, 2012 01:06 AM
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Angelica proffer said...

I made an ornament with a Santa suit hanging on a clothesline above Christmas trees. It was for an ornament exchange. The person I made it for loves Santa decorations.

December 10, 2012 01:07 AM
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Rachel said...

The last gift I gave was a Super Mario cake made for a 10yo boy who loves Super Mario. It was a surprise for him and made his day.

December 10, 2012 01:07 AM
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Fern said...

Jewelry tree for hanging cute home made jewelry :-)

December 10, 2012 01:08 AM
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Tracy said...

I found some cute painted wine glasses as back-ups, so I’m not caught empty handed if someone unexpectedly presents me with a gift.

December 10, 2012 01:08 AM
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julie said...

I made a rhinestone bracelet for my coworker/friend. =)

December 10, 2012 01:09 AM
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kara said...

The last gift I bought was a trampoline for my keiki! :) Good Fun!

December 10, 2012 01:09 AM
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Sarah Fisher said...

I made a calendar and notepad tin, along with a selection of handmade gift tags for a Kris Kringle gift last week.

December 10, 2012 01:09 AM
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Kelsea Beth said...

The last gifts I made were glittered wine glasses, tree skirts, baby blankets, and hand sewn macroon coin purse key chains that are adorable!

December 10, 2012 01:09 AM
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Biddy said...

I made my boss carrot cake cupcakes for his birthday last week. They were hideous, but delicious!

December 10, 2012 01:09 AM
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Jennifer Gutierrez said...

I made a cake for my Uncle’s 70th birthday. I put a pic of him when he was young and Frank Sinatra his favorite singer on it. He loved it!

December 10, 2012 01:12 AM
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Gabby Johnson said...

I just bought a set of Barbie dolls that I donated to the Mariine Corps for Toys for Tots.

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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Frances said...

The last presents that I bought, were some gift cards to a few coffee shops and restaurants.. :o) And I am still hoping I can make one of those jar cookie mix things for a few people but I need to get on that! :o)

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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laura llanes said...

The last thing I bought was some cans assorted cookies for my kids.. it their favorite…and its all wrapped up!!

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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Lori said...

I always do Kiva gift certificates for my family at Christmas. It means no shopping for me (I’m probably the only woman who hates shopping), and it changes peoples lives… can’t beat that!

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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Hailey said...

I just bought my mom a pair of slippers she wanted…they’re pretty cute and I know she is going to be very excited when she gets them.

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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LadySaotome said...

The last gift I made was a One-eyed, one-horned, flying purple people eater laptop bag for my best friend!

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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Nichole B said...

A Better Homes and Gardens subscription for my sister!

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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Kris said...

The last gift I made was a tin of sugar cookies, some beer, and a snowman ornament for my sweet proxy niece to send to her contract firefighter boyfriend in the Carribbean. Yes, the Carribbean! Oh to be in the Carribbean! At any rate, off they have gone! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!

December 10, 2012 01:13 AM
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melissa weaver said...

Merry Christmas :) I just finished crocheting a hat for my niece. I have mad a total of 3 so far for family and have a few more to go and a blanket for my youngest son. Homemade gifts are the best. I will be making candy and cakepops here soon :)

December 10, 2012 01:14 AM
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Shasta said...

The last thing I purchase was some baby clothes for my babies.

December 10, 2012 01:14 AM
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Tiffany Giessner said...

The last gift I made was a cupcake jar to hold hair accessories for my niece. Can’t wait to see the look on her face when she opens it!

December 10, 2012 01:14 AM
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Sheila said...

I bought several gifts for several family members from Kohls.com like a travel/toiletry bag, dresses, jewelry, and funky knee high socks

December 10, 2012 01:15 AM
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Mryia Williams said...

My daughter and I just worked on cast gifts for her to give her Nutcracker friends. We made cute little necklace charms and she is so excited about getting to give them (which makes me excited too). :-)

December 10, 2012 01:15 AM
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Donna Brake said...

I just went last night and bought all the ingredient and containers needed to starting making my many candy recipes that I will be passing out to my coworkers and friends.

December 10, 2012 01:15 AM
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Angela Rodgers said...

the last thing I bought was some NFL gloves for hubby and the best thing is he has no clue :D every year he seems to know what I get but not this year WOOHOO!!!!!!!

December 10, 2012 01:15 AM
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Lori said...

Slippers for my mom~

December 10, 2012 01:16 AM
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Tiffany Giessner said...

The last gift I made was a cupcake jar to hold hair accessories for my niece. I can’t wait to see her face when she opens it!

December 10, 2012 01:16 AM
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Louise said...

Last thing I bought was a penguin-hat for my best friend :) She loves penguins! Maybe I should do penguin-cakepops for her somtime ^^

December 10, 2012 01:16 AM
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Alisha said...

I made a cocoa gift box for a book club friend (who DOES NOT like coffee): Homemade cocoa, jar of marshmallows, jar of shaved chocolate, Baileys, Whipped vodka, full of yumminess.

December 10, 2012 01:17 AM
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Mandy B said...

The last present I bought is for my hubby – he lost his calculator on a work trip, and he’d had it since he graduated in 1986. Thanks to ebay, I found another one. Hope this one lasts him another 20+ years!

December 10, 2012 01:19 AM
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Amisha said...

last gift I bought was earrings for my sister.

December 10, 2012 01:20 AM
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Jamie said...

The last gift I gave was an adorable stuffed owl that my daughter opened tonight for Chanukah…but the last gift I was given was an amazing little hand made ice cream cone ornament that is now hung on my ‘Sugar Plum Fairy’ tree, that has been somewhat inspired by your friend “Cupcake Julie” and her winter wonderland sweets tree!

December 10, 2012 01:20 AM
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Shasta V said...

Last thing I bought was pajamas for my two babies.

December 10, 2012 01:22 AM
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Kris said...

The last gift I made was a tin of decorated sugar cookies, some beers, and a cute snowman ornament for my niece to send to her man who is a contract firefighter in the Caribbean … Yes, the Caribbean! Lucky boy on so many levels! Happy holidays!!!

December 10, 2012 01:22 AM
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Heather H. said...

I love ornaments & these are super sweet!

The very last thing was a box of pineapples for friends as I was leaving Kauai.

December 10, 2012 01:23 AM
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Lauralee said...

I made a set of Christmas pillowcases for a family in need. I have no children’s toys to give, but these cuties will brighten their sleep!

December 10, 2012 01:23 AM
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Cher L. said...

I just bought a Nabi 2 tablet for my son’s 2nd birthday. He loves it :)

December 10, 2012 01:24 AM
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Tanya McRae said...

The last gift I bought was for a little baby who shared the same name as my mom and was chosen off a tree for kids in child services. My mom passed away 15years ago so it was a nice sign she is still here :)

December 10, 2012 01:25 AM
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Kristi M said...

Today I made 13 Flax and lavender bags for co-workers. They can be microwaved to soothe aches or keep you cozy!

December 10, 2012 01:26 AM
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Heather of Kitchen Concoctions said...

WOW! These are amazing!!! And I love that they are handmade! For the giveaway: I have been making homemade gifts all season, from homemade finger paint, to peppermint hot cocoa mix, to fleece blankets; this is the year of the homemade in our house!

December 10, 2012 01:26 AM
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Jeanne M said...

I just finished making homemade Christmas tree ornaments for my son and daughter-in-law. This is their 3rd Christmas together and I’m making them a few each year. They really appreciate them!

December 10, 2012 01:27 AM
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Clarissa R. said...

They gift I bought was a keyboard for my 3 year old.

December 10, 2012 01:27 AM
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Jenn said...

I bought personalized ornaments for some friends and family.

December 10, 2012 01:28 AM
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Lauren said...

The last gift I bought was a poster for a friend from Postrgram. It uses one photo from their instagram feed and creates it from all their other instagram photos. I don’t know how it works but it looks incredible! So excited to give it to her :)

December 10, 2012 01:28 AM
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