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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Camilla said...

I recently painted the Spoon and the Cherry from Minneapolis for my husband. We are new to the city and painted it to give him for Christmas!

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

The last gift I bought was a video game for my nephew.

December 10, 2012 01:29 AM
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Tammy said...

If I made something, it would be cookies. I would make about 6 different kinds of cookies. All with butter!!! Happy Holidays!

December 10, 2012 01:31 AM
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Heather S. S. said...

I bought my son a toy tool kit…he is one and he already loves everything boy!! So fun!

December 10, 2012 01:31 AM
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JennyG said...

The last gift I made was a dozen confetti cake cookies for my boss for his going away party :)

December 10, 2012 01:32 AM
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Danni said...

A Hobbit Lego set for my son this morning…Thankfully I am almost done and next week can be devoted to baking in the evenings with my little elves :)

December 10, 2012 01:35 AM
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shannon said...

The last gift I got was today … a Mickey Mouse stuffed animal because he LOVES Mickey!!!!

December 10, 2012 01:35 AM
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Cassandra Harrington said...

Homemade Apricot jam for my sons teachers Aides…. 2 beautiful rings for my gorgeous daughters 18th last week
(oh and my son has put an order in for cake pops for class party next week…. Looking at your page)

December 10, 2012 01:36 AM
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Alisia said...

I made salt dough ornaments with my 4yr old daughter for our christmas tree and gave away extras as gifts. She was so proud of her work, and so was I!

December 10, 2012 01:36 AM
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ella vincelette said...

the last thing i made was a canon camera cake pops for my friend who’s a professional photographer that took pictures of my family today;)

December 10, 2012 01:41 AM
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Kelly C said...

The last thing I bought was a trumpet, french horn, and saxophone pin for homemade teddy bears with a music note pattern. I am going to give them to my two best friends who have been in band with me ever since middle school. We are in college now and talk to each other about everyday anad even get the old instruments out :)

December 10, 2012 01:42 AM
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Bethany said...

I just bought a fancy wine opener for some friends.

December 10, 2012 01:43 AM
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Heather said...

The last thing I made was footprint magnets for each of the grandparents of our little one!!

December 10, 2012 01:43 AM
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Meghan said...

I’m a first year away at university, so for christmas I’m buying my parents matching mom & dad mugs with my schools name on them! :)

December 10, 2012 01:43 AM
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Belén said...

I bought dome clothes to my one month daughter. And a doll to my 2 years daughter.

December 10, 2012 01:44 AM
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Michelle P said...

I just bought my nephew a scooter, and remote controlled cars. I plan on buying my aunt a cake pop maker if i can find it in stores. It has proven to be difficult thus far.

December 10, 2012 01:45 AM
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Danielle said...

These are so adorable! Is a chance of winning those and your awesome book only for US residents?
I’ll just take a chance anyway… Last thing I made my little girl is a… Cupcake t-shirt!

December 10, 2012 01:45 AM
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Anne S. said...

I just made frosted sugar cookies to give to my family!

December 10, 2012 01:45 AM
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Christy G said...

OMG – those are so adorable. I loooveee!

The last thing I made as a gift was a 3 tier topsy turvy cake for my aunt’s surprise 50th Birthday Party. Soon I will be making ornaments, peppermint bark, chocolate chip banana bread and pumpkin streusel bread for all of our local family and close friends. Less than what I normally do, but health has to come first.

December 10, 2012 01:45 AM
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Debra L. said...

I’m working on a monkey stuffy for my grandson who loves Curious George.

December 10, 2012 01:45 AM
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L Frostad said...

I just brought my husband new cross country ski shoes.

December 10, 2012 01:47 AM
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Melody said...

Love these!
The last present I bought was an ornament.

December 10, 2012 01:47 AM
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Norene C said...

The last presents I bought were books for my boys :)

December 10, 2012 01:48 AM
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Antonella said...

last gift i bought was a bunch of toys for my two nephews for Christmas!!

December 10, 2012 01:48 AM
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stephanie said...

the last thing i bought/made for my friend was a little craft kit!

December 10, 2012 01:49 AM
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Stephanie Williams said...

Would love to get those adorable ornaments!!

December 10, 2012 01:50 AM
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Christina S said...

I just bought a cookbook for my friend, it totally complements her cooking style!

December 10, 2012 01:52 AM
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Edith S said...

Those ornaments are ADORABLE!! thanks for setting up such an awesome giveaway!! my cousins and I are going on to our 3rd annual secret santa exchange and I could bought a clarasonic mia skin cleanser tool. I also plan on making homemade hot cocoa mixes as party favors for our party!

December 10, 2012 01:54 AM
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Beena said...

I actually just made DIY quick bread in a jar! They’re chocolate chip oatmeal quick bread and hopefully delicious. :]

December 10, 2012 01:54 AM
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Martha said...

I just finished making some creamy caramels that I make every year to give out as gifts. The last thing I bought though, was a pair of pajama bottoms with Grumpy on them for my dad. He loves Grumpy! And Dopey. And Bashful. He loves them all.

December 10, 2012 01:58 AM
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gwendolyn said...

Hi Bakerella!
The last present I made was a glass and precious stone mosaic for a singer friend of mine, to give her at the end of her concert last week.
Happy Holidays and all the best from Paris (France that is, not Texas! ;-) )!

December 10, 2012 01:58 AM
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Heidi said...

I just purchased a mini cake pop charm on Etsy.

December 10, 2012 02:00 AM
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Celmarie Colon said...

I bought this christmas for my mother in law a knit book because she love doing knitting projects!

December 10, 2012 02:02 AM
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Melisande said...

I’m making my sister a ceramic cookie jar based of a chicken for christmas this year.

December 10, 2012 02:02 AM
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Jen said...

Love these ornaments!!
I just made my entire family matching Mickey mouse tshirts to wear when we go to Disney at the end of this month!

December 10, 2012 02:03 AM
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Carole said...

I just did my famous Brownies as a birthday present and for the holidays I will do a yummy desert as well, but I don’t know yet what to do :)

December 10, 2012 02:04 AM
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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom said...

Last gift I just bought/ordered? A Fruit and goodies tower from Harry and David! :)

December 10, 2012 02:04 AM
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Ashley A said...

Slippers for my mom!

December 10, 2012 02:05 AM
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Celmarie Colon said...

The last present I bought a knit book for my mother in law…she loved doing knitting projects

December 10, 2012 02:05 AM
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Shannon Wiedener said...

I have spent the whole weekend sewing tree ornaments for family and friends…bacon, eggs and toast!

December 10, 2012 02:06 AM
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Tiffany said...

I made chocolate covered cherries for my son’s teacher earlier tonight.

December 10, 2012 02:10 AM
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Stacy said...

The most recent present I made was a corner bookmark, depicting a chibi version Saint Walker (from the Green Lantern comics).

December 10, 2012 02:12 AM
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Susan said...

Just bought my mom a mom charm bracelet. My sister and I have matching sister charm bracelets. Now mom has one too!

December 10, 2012 02:13 AM
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Heather said...

The last present I bought was a bracelet for my Mom.

December 10, 2012 02:14 AM
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Hang said...

I love this time of the year! Gift-giving is my favorite part. The last gift I think I bought was for a friend, it was a 12-month journal set because he likes to record everything on the go and always winds up writing it on a piece of napkin or scrap paper..

December 10, 2012 02:15 AM
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Sandy P said...

Just bought my husband a WONDERFUL neck/back massager!! I can’t wait for Christmas so I, I mean, HE could try it out!!! I LOVE the CakePop ornaments and hope I win!!! Thank You for all your inspiration.

December 10, 2012 02:16 AM
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Melissa said...

My sister and I just made some ornaments yesterday for some family members. Tomorrow we are going to make some coconut oil and brown sugar body scrub for friends.

December 10, 2012 02:17 AM
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Yvette Farrell said...

I gave my Mom some Sassyoma body lotion and Pamper Your Cold treats from Perfectly Posh. We had an early Christmas this weekend.

December 10, 2012 02:17 AM
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Heather Noelle said...

I bought a pair of rain boots for my little nephew.

December 10, 2012 02:18 AM
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Elana Ross said...

Cake pops have recently come to Cape Town……but very little in the way of supplies…. Would love to have the book as my daughter has been making them for markets and would be great as a gift for her……Love Cake Pops ! :)

December 10, 2012 02:18 AM
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Dani said...

Bought a personalized baby blanket @Etsy for a new baby.

December 10, 2012 02:22 AM
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Kat F. said...

The last present I bought was an assortment of nail polish for my daughter.

December 10, 2012 02:25 AM
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Joey C. said...

The last present I bought was for my mother. I bought her a little trio of body spray and lotion from Bath & Body Works… I think the name of the scent is Twilight Woods? My niece had the perfume and my mother liked the way it smelled so when I saw a three for $10 sale I snatched it. LOL

December 10, 2012 02:25 AM
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Tracy said...

I bought some yummy dark chocolate hazelnut spread for my family.

December 10, 2012 02:27 AM
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evie said...

My son and I just bought our Angel Tree gifts for five very deserving kids and 2 seniors. We love doing it every year.

December 10, 2012 02:32 AM
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Hanna said...

My last bought gift was the advent calendar for my kids. A nativity scene :)

December 10, 2012 02:33 AM
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MICHELE H. said...

I made and donated 8 dozen cookies for a charity bake sale. Love the holidays!

December 10, 2012 02:35 AM
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Elaine N. said...

I bought some baby socks for a friend’s soon-to-be-born baby boy

December 10, 2012 02:36 AM
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Yetter said...

The last present I bought was a Bakerella cakepopsbook for my friend :D

December 10, 2012 02:39 AM
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Annette Barrett said...

Just got home from a long day of shopping in the big city…..bought gifts for the Christmas Wishing Tree child I chose this year. Also picked up stocking stuffers.
Last gift I made were “boa” scarves for the daughter and daughter-in-laws.

December 10, 2012 02:39 AM
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Milena daly said...

I just made a cross stitch family portrait for my husband :)

December 10, 2012 02:39 AM
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Sara Hodges said...

I bought baby dolls for my daughters!

December 10, 2012 02:42 AM
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Eva said...

It was a gift for my pregnant friend – few cosy clothing pieces with homemade print and custom illustration made just for her – Hedgehog mum with a baby hedgehog in her tummy :)

December 10, 2012 02:43 AM
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Shannon said...

Hmm, last present I bought was a World Series Champions Giants shirt for my husband!

December 10, 2012 02:45 AM
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Salena said...

I decorated penguin sugar cookies, wreath cookies and red velvet cake pops for a friend’s holiday party.

December 10, 2012 02:45 AM
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Maricela said...

I bought my son a computer that he has always wanted but he doesn’t know it yet he thinks we didn’t get it.

December 10, 2012 02:46 AM
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Eveline said...

I adore the Holidays Ornaments. I just decided to lose some weight so non edible goodies are perfect for me.
Eveline.

December 10, 2012 02:48 AM
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MaryB said...

The last present I made for someone was homemade vanilla. These cake pops are too cute. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

December 10, 2012 02:48 AM
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Brianne Carlisle said...

I just bought an mp3 player for one niece and a kitchen/tea set for the other.

December 10, 2012 02:49 AM
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Camille said...

Saturday was the 5th B-day from my BF’s son. We organised for him a Pirates b-day party with his 4 friends and I offered him a book of activities with drawings and games from Cars caracters !

December 10, 2012 02:54 AM
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Frida of Sweden said...

The last present i bought was for My sister. She has been talking about how she wants to start bake cupcakes, but she never do. So i bought cupcake-things so she can start right away:)

December 10, 2012 02:57 AM
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Linda said...

Just crocheted some little dishclothes for my mom :)

December 10, 2012 03:00 AM
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Maria Hanrahan said...

The last present I bought was some My Little Pony pj pants and a blanket throw for my daughter…

December 10, 2012 03:05 AM
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Amy Tong said...

The last present I made for someone else was a box of holiday cookies. It’s always nice to receive something homemade, and sweet. :)

amy [at] utry [dot] it

December 10, 2012 03:09 AM
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Stephanie H. said...

The last gift I bought was a Middle Earth Parchment Map for my husband. He is a big Lord of the Rings fan so this will be the perfect piece for his new office!

December 10, 2012 03:11 AM
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Alma g. said...

Last gift was smart tryke for my 1 yr. old son.

December 10, 2012 03:12 AM
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Shibolet said...

I bought Hanuka present for my daughter, a Monopoly!
Tanks!

December 10, 2012 03:13 AM
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Marga said...

I made a digital photo-calander with pictures of us (mainly my sons) for mu mother-in-law.

December 10, 2012 03:14 AM
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Ann Pellegrino said...

Just bought the anniversary edition of “The Soynd of Music” for my daughter.

December 10, 2012 03:14 AM
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Laura said...

Those are so cute! My family just moved and we are doing a bunch of DIY ornaments this year to make up for our bare Christmas tree. Today was my mom’s birthday, and I am a slacker daughter (finals week) so I didn’t ship her present out in time for her to get it by this weekend, but I am getting her a bunch of cute tea tins to put her loose leaf tea in, and I also gave her an IOU for a ceramic tea mug when I take ceramics in the Spring.

December 10, 2012 03:14 AM
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Mandy said...

I just bought a nail varnish that 4 yr old picked & made the tag that I said “for your Mistle Toes”. It was for my boys swim teacher. Also I was in the middle of making felt mice with candy cane tails so we gave her one of those as well. I have just finished making 32 felt mice with Candy cane tails – for the playgroup kids on Wednesday! lol

December 10, 2012 03:15 AM
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Karen said...

I just made a 5 gallon tin of Carmel corn for my daughter and her family.

December 10, 2012 03:16 AM
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melissa cramer said...

My son and I made pumpkin shaped pumpkin bread for the family on Thanksgiving and gave out little homemade turkeys. I try to do something for every holiday. :)

December 10, 2012 03:16 AM
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Lani said...

Just bought the worlds cutest dog, Boo, stuffed animal for my 4- year old daughter, she saw a picture of it the other day and fell in love with it.

December 10, 2012 03:16 AM
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Shelley said...

I just bought a personalized clarinet ornament for my daughter E. Every year we buy them an ornament for something they like,started or are interested in so when they grow up and move out they will have a bunch of ornaments for their own tree.

December 10, 2012 03:16 AM
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D.D. said...

I bought a strawberry ring opp for the kiddos advent calendar. Cake pops would be even better!

December 10, 2012 03:17 AM
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Tiffany Horton said...

I took my 3 year old shipping yesterday to get his daddy a birthday present. He wanted to get daddy’s new underwear! So angry bird and spiderman underwear it was!!!

December 10, 2012 03:17 AM
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Becky W. said...

The last gift I made was a package of baked goods for my mom’s and dad’s birthday. It was a joint package because I knew they both liked both and that they would share. So I made Apple Cinnamon Chip Muffins and Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies (the surprise is that it looks like just a chocolate cookie till you bite into it and in the middle is creamy peanut butter – dad loves them, says they are like a Reece’s peanut butter cup in cookie form). They loved them and it was all gone within like 2 days cause they ended up sharing with everyone.

December 10, 2012 03:18 AM
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Missi said...

Just got my sister-in-law a prenatal massage. She is due Jan 17 and feeling very pregnant.

December 10, 2012 03:18 AM
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Sarah said...

Aaawwww, cutest cake pops ever !!

December 10, 2012 03:19 AM
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Angel said...

Bought my mom a purse from the Coach store.

December 10, 2012 03:20 AM
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Tyra said...

Kitchen knives for mom!

December 10, 2012 03:21 AM
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Nora said...

I just bought myself a B’Day present…A Breville countertop convection oven.Something I’ve wanted for a long time. I can’t believe it’s finally going to be in my kitchen. Pinch Me…

December 10, 2012 03:21 AM
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Jane said...

I am wildly attempting to finish homemade gifts..just finished a batch of nutless peanut brttle, some bourbon chocolates and some really hot cinnamon jawbreakers that will be going to the post today with a three foot tall christmas elf that i made for a friends at the transplant clinic that I attend..lol..Keeps me busy, which is what I love, and keeps the friends wondering about me!!! lol whick is good for all of us!!! Merry Christmas to all!!!!

December 10, 2012 03:22 AM
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Olga S. said...

I bought “Fundamentals of Baking and pastry” for my friend, by Bo Friberg

December 10, 2012 03:22 AM
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alethea said...

Love these cake pop ornaments!! What a fantastic idea!! The last thing I madef or a gift and still have to make more of is your cowboy cookie mix in a jar!! I have replaced the pink and brown m&m’s with red and green one’s for Chritsmas and they have been a huge hit, so thank you!!!
Thans for a chance to win! HUGsxx

December 10, 2012 03:24 AM
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Kristin said...

I just got my three and a half year old a swingset… “Santa” (aka grampa) will be setting it up Christmas Eve so my short man will have a big surprise to wake up to Christmas morning. :0)

December 10, 2012 03:24 AM
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Angèle said...

I bought my little brother a “bucket o’ soldiers” from the Toy Story movies :)

December 10, 2012 03:24 AM
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Julie said...

I made a few sets of polymer clay earrings in the shapes of macarons, ice cream sandwich, cookies and burgers. They are for my nieces and goddaughters.

December 10, 2012 03:25 AM
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Jenny said...

I just bought birthday gifts for two boys who turned four. It was a mix of Transformers, Disney Cars, and Toy Story toys.

December 10, 2012 03:25 AM
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