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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Sally Clarida said...

I am making Japanese bags with fabric and filling them with Hershey kisses for all my gal pals!

December 10, 2012 05:44 AM
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Lisa K said...

I made reindeer food to give away to neighbors.

December 10, 2012 05:45 AM
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Kelly said...

I bought a star wars millennium falcon for my son…cough cough husband….lol

December 10, 2012 05:45 AM
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Gina S said...

I am in the process of making jar gifts for my family. Cookies, brownies and cocoa mix. I plan to make some nice little baskets for them.

December 10, 2012 05:47 AM
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andrea y. said...

I bought the cutest little outfit for my 2 year old neice!

December 10, 2012 05:47 AM
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Mary Rose said...

The last gift I bought was a TV for my amazing husband for Christmas. He’s been wanting a new TV for the last 2 years now and I’ve finally been able to save enough to get him one! It’s now stored at my sister’s house, waiting to be picked up on Christmas morning!

December 10, 2012 05:48 AM
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Andrea said...

Still Cristmas shopping but a couple weeks ago bought an owl ceramic hand painted bank for my cousins baby shower… The nursery is owl theme!

December 10, 2012 05:48 AM
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Kara said...

I just bought an Arthur Court elephant spoon rest for my mom, who collects elephants, she definitely doesn’t have an elephant spoon rest!

December 10, 2012 05:50 AM
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Ilene said...

I bought a keyboard for my son.

December 10, 2012 05:54 AM
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Sandra said...

The last present (before I went shopping for christmas gifts) I made for my pregnant friends one each; baby in agel wings, all made with sugarpaste. They Loved it!! And I sew bibs for them to give their babies when they drool. :-) It eas only fun to make all this. <3

December 10, 2012 05:54 AM
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Miriam said...

Bought my five-year-old son his very first bike for Hanukkah/Christmas!

December 10, 2012 05:55 AM
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Nancy said...

Wow the ornaments are beautiful. The last gift I made was for my neighbor 2 days ago. I made a plate of snickers brownies and cookies for her and her husband. Big hit. Happy holidays to you and your family

December 10, 2012 05:56 AM
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Melinda H said...

Purchased an Angry Birds tabletop game for a kids’ Secret Santa present.

December 10, 2012 05:58 AM
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Liz Desjardins said...

I am so excited about this contest. I am a collector of ornaments. The last gift I bought was 2 Ipod’s for my kids.

December 10, 2012 05:58 AM
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Tania said...

The last gift I mad was last night. It’s a 3D Christmas Cookie Tree.

December 10, 2012 05:58 AM
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Mary Rose said...

The last present I bought was a TV for my amazing husband for Christmas! He’s been wanting a new TV for the past 2 years now, and I’ve been able to finally save up enough to get him one! It’s now sitting at my sister’s house waiting to be picked up Christmas morning. I can’t wait!

December 10, 2012 05:59 AM
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Grace Rocca said...

I’m busy making hand decorated sugar cookies, right now, for Christmas presents!

December 10, 2012 05:59 AM
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Peggie B said...

Last thing I made was some holiday pillows for my sister.

December 10, 2012 05:59 AM
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Marie said...

I can’t remember… I gave quite a lot last year… a game cd and some others… although I am planning to buy someone a “caricature painting” this year..

December 10, 2012 06:00 AM
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Jennifer said...

I just bought organic lemon juice, a Johnny Bravo shirt, and bootcamp hat for my bootcamp instructor :) !

December 10, 2012 06:00 AM
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becky w. said...

I bought a book for my mom!

December 10, 2012 06:01 AM
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Ashley said...

I’m still making them, but the most recent is handmade aprons.

December 10, 2012 06:03 AM
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vickie said...

the last thing I gave was a bouget of mustache-cookies on a stick, but if I win, I’ll make cakepops for everyone I know :)))

December 10, 2012 06:03 AM
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Maria said...

Yesterday I bought my daughter a small skeleton model…she hopes to attend med school in the near future! Couldn’t resist, it was so cute.

December 10, 2012 06:04 AM
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Renuka said...

The last item I bought was today! An 18ct nose ring for my mum for xmas. She loves nose rings and she’s been asking for one for a while now. Its a simple small elegant nose stud in gold with a tiny white clear stone. Guess she will be having a white xmas here in South Africa!

December 10, 2012 06:05 AM
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Michelle said...

I made a blanket for my dog for Christmas.

December 10, 2012 06:06 AM
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Sweet 'N Luxe said...

They are really cute! Love the ornaments!. Merry Christmas. the last thing i made was birthday cake pop for grandma. :)

December 10, 2012 06:09 AM
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Lisa said...

I just made some wonderful cranberry curd for friends and neighbors (and me!).

December 10, 2012 06:09 AM
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Cindy said...

The last Christmas presents I bought are for the girls I work with. I have a lot more shopping to do! The ornaments are so cute!

December 10, 2012 06:10 AM
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Meredith Griffin said...

I’m making some yummy cookie trays for my co-workers! Caramel filled chocolate cookies, sugar cut outs, peppermint bark, and oatmeal; all of myost requested!

December 10, 2012 06:10 AM
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Sybil said...

The last present I bought was a basket of tea tree soap, oil and body cream !

December 10, 2012 06:11 AM
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Stacy said...

we’re in the process of picking out pictures for my mother- we’re ordering a mug with pictures of all 4 of her grandkids on it!

December 10, 2012 06:14 AM
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Andi said...

The last gift I made was a sushi scarf for a friend who has been helping me raise money for my daughter’s trip to Japan!

December 10, 2012 06:14 AM
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Leanne K. said...

I bought American Girl doll clothes for my niece’s doll…she LOVES her doll!

December 10, 2012 06:15 AM
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Suzanne Converse-Clink said...

9 years ago I started a hunting quilt for my husband. We separated before I could finish. This year we are reconciling :) and I have finished it for his Christmas gift. Kinda brings a happy homey loving feeling to the season.

December 10, 2012 06:15 AM
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Pen said...

I gave my nephew fishing gear yesterday for his fourteenth birthday

December 10, 2012 06:15 AM
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Mary Barlog said...

I found on eBay a way to surprise my husband this Christmas…he’s always talking about wanting owning gold. Well it’s super expensive but I’ve found a supplier who has cleverly put a gram of gold in an ingot size onto a credit card size plastic card. It’s genuine pure gold for a tiny fraction of what gold is going for today. I’m sure he will love it and its portable enough to carry around with him. My way of trying to get him something he’s always wanted on a tiny budget. :*)

December 10, 2012 06:17 AM
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Shannon said...

A traxxus helicopter for my son.

December 10, 2012 06:18 AM
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Jenifer T. said...

The last thing I made was containers of fudge to give to school teachers as gifts.

December 10, 2012 06:18 AM
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Beth said...

The ornaments are amazing! The last thing I made were chocolate covered cherries for my dad that his mom used to make for him before she passes away almost 12 years ago. I wanted him to have something nostalgic that would remind him of my grandmother.

December 10, 2012 06:19 AM
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Danielle said...

I’m in the middle of finising up a magnetic board made out of a cookie sheet for my nieces for Christmas :)

December 10, 2012 06:19 AM
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Amy campeau said...

I got my daughter a set of ballerina princess dolls:)

December 10, 2012 06:19 AM
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Maureen said...

Just bought and wrapped a Disney princess costume and assorted toys for the Angel Tree recipient!

December 10, 2012 06:20 AM
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Sue P. said...

Merry Christmas Bakerella! Just made my homemade peanut brittle and cashew brittle for my mom to give to her friends for Christmas :)

December 10, 2012 06:20 AM
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Paulette said...

My daughter and I made ‘lumps of coal’ for papaw! They call each other trouble maker and she thought he should get coal in his stocking!

December 10, 2012 06:21 AM
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James said...

Yesterday I went to the mall and bought my girlfriend a red hat, glove, and scarf set.

December 10, 2012 06:21 AM
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Jennifer said...

I still have a few more presents to buy this year…..but the last one I purchased was a super cute skirt for my niece. Need to now find the perfect cardi to go with it.

December 10, 2012 06:23 AM
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Juliet Raffray said...

Hi! The last Christmas present I bought was for a gift swap game at a family Christmas party – New Orleans food mixes: beer bread, white chocoalte bread pudding, and hush puppies! I wanted something local and somewhat handmade :)

December 10, 2012 06:23 AM
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Lisa Haller said...

The last gift I made was a cookie bouquet for niece’s birthday, this past weekend!

December 10, 2012 06:27 AM
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Conni said...

I just bought my sister some earrings

December 10, 2012 06:27 AM
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Amy Speed said...

I just ordered a wireless shutter release for my oldest daughter’s camera and a One Direction book for my youngest.

These ornaments are adorable!!!!!
Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2012 06:30 AM
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Jen said...

I just bought my daughter a jean jacket. It was actually on her list and she’s only 6 years old. They grow up so fast.

December 10, 2012 06:30 AM
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Debbi said...

The last gift I bought was a Nook for my mom.

December 10, 2012 06:30 AM
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Laura said...

The last gift I bought was a Snow White doll for my niece.

December 10, 2012 06:31 AM
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Chris Ziegler said...

I’m a custom framer and photo restoration artist by trade but love to make just about anything and everything. Last year I copied an old photo of my mom and her friends from 1945 and gave my sis and niece each a copy with a note to be custom framed some day. My niece just gave the print back to me and I framed it for her. Next project is photographing all the neat crafts my mother made, that I have possesion of, and making a small coffee table book and calandar from. Wanted to get it all done this year but time is running out- but a project I will stick too. It’s a tribute to my mom who I miss especially around the sentimentalness of holidays and our dwindling family. My sisters birthday is on Christmas so I’ll now work on a shdow box with all momentoes of my mothers- to give her finally, for her birthday and Christmas.

December 10, 2012 06:31 AM
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Nicole said...

I just finished making our Cookie Mix in a Jar gifts. Easy and cute.

December 10, 2012 06:31 AM
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Jenny Smith said...

The last gift i bought were play power tools for my son_so he can be just like his daddy!

December 10, 2012 06:31 AM
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Anna Figueroa said...

Last thing I made was my son’s and daughter’s Christmas gifts for their teachers. A crayon wreath and peppermint chocolate bark on a home made peppermint plate

December 10, 2012 06:32 AM
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Tracy said...

I love making gifts for Christmas for my neighbors and coworkers. I love to bake (not just cookies), but breads and fudge. YUM!

December 10, 2012 06:32 AM
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Rachel B. said...

I bought my friend a “Diamond Candle.” She’s been talking about them for a while so I went to check them out online. Apparently there’s a ring hidden inside worth anywhere from $10-$5000. The catch is, you have to burn the candle all the way down to get to it! I hope she loves it :)

December 10, 2012 06:32 AM
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géraldine said...

une couverture au crochet pour mon petit garçon ….

December 10, 2012 06:34 AM
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Brandi Davis Bryant said...

The last things I bought were seven aprons from a lovely lady. They are handmade personalized with each girls name and hot pink and zebra stripe so all my young nieces, cousins and daughter can wear them to make cake pops and other goodies this year. I can’t wait to see their faces. They will get a lot of use wearing them while using your cake pop molds. Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck everyone.

December 10, 2012 06:34 AM
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nicoletta said...

my sister does nail art, so the last gift I bought was a brush set for her to paint nails..

December 10, 2012 06:36 AM
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nicoletta said...

I bought paint brushes for someone who does nail art..

December 10, 2012 06:37 AM
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Jessica said...

The last gift I made is a scrapbook for my Grandma. It highlights our recent trip to Japan in October since I took most of the trip photos with my DSLR. I can’t wait to give it to her for Christmas!

December 10, 2012 06:38 AM
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Joy said...

I just finished fleecy PJ pants for my son.

December 10, 2012 06:38 AM
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Jessica said...

I bought a sweet GPS for my boyfriend for Christmas…and I totally gave it to him already!!

December 10, 2012 06:38 AM
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Maria said...

I just ordered a CD and concert tickets for my husband.

December 10, 2012 06:38 AM
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Olivia said...

the last presents I gave were a DSW giftcard and doughnuts for my sister–who doesn’t love shopping AND food?!

December 10, 2012 06:39 AM
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Jany G said...

I just bought my mom a perfume that she wanted.

December 10, 2012 06:39 AM
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Wanda Simpson said...

Cake bites and chocolate covered Strawberries wearing tuxedos for a dear friend of mine. I’m so inspired by your site. Merry Christmas!

December 10, 2012 06:40 AM
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Linda said...

The last present I bought was jeans for my son. Boring but much needed

December 10, 2012 06:40 AM
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Jeanne said...

A big box of dark Godiva chocolate for my mom.

December 10, 2012 06:41 AM
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Angie H said...

Most recent purchase was for my son. He wanted an Under Armour sweatshirt for Christmas. He’s gonna get one this year! Merry Christmas!!!!

December 10, 2012 06:44 AM
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joette said...

vera bradley bag for my sister

December 10, 2012 06:46 AM
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Mandy F. said...

An apron for my 8 year old daughter. She loves to help bake and asked for one for Christmas!

December 10, 2012 06:46 AM
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Molly said...

I just bought my niece the cutest owl sweater from Target!

December 10, 2012 06:47 AM
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Sarah said...

So adorable! I love your creations!!

December 10, 2012 06:47 AM
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Charlotte said...

I made a cuddly toy cat for my husband – as a gift from our cats! They can’t knit because they don’t have thumbs, so I helped them out!

December 10, 2012 06:47 AM
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Linda Lowry said...

I bought a beanbag wrist rest when using a mouse for my husband.

December 10, 2012 06:47 AM
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Busra said...

Hi there,

I made cute little cookies for my brother and his wife when they moved to their new apartment. Heart shaped red cookies with little doves on :)

Best regards!

December 10, 2012 06:48 AM
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Kristen M said...

My little girls and I just made a homemade piece of artwork for their Nana!

December 10, 2012 06:48 AM
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Melissa Morgan said...

I cross stitched my sister a 5×7 framed baby keepsake for Christmas :-)

December 10, 2012 06:51 AM
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Shannon M said...

Sweet! Those would look sweet on my tree!! The last present I bought was a pair of sneakers for my 12 year old. Not very exciting, but he really wanted (and needed) them.

December 10, 2012 06:53 AM
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Becky said...

I’m making lots of cake pops and cakes for my friends and family this christmas! I hope they share some with me :)

December 10, 2012 06:53 AM
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Jen said...

I just bought my almost-8-month-old son a new toy. We are so excited for his first Christmas!

December 10, 2012 06:53 AM
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Sarah Armstrong said...

The last gift I bought was a customized ornament for my friend. Thanks for a chance to win the supercute cake pop ornaments and book!!

December 10, 2012 06:54 AM
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koren said...

I just purchased an old movie favorite for my kids chitty chitty bang bang I hope they like it as much as I did when i was little!

December 10, 2012 06:54 AM
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melissa s said...

I made a special picture collage in a frame and mug for my son with pictures of his new puppy Riley!

December 10, 2012 06:55 AM
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Thilwen said...

A leather mini messenger bag for my fiancé on Amazon. He needs it so he can take a Kindle with him while traveling to the office. Unfortunately, Amazon just told me it will be delivered on Dec. 24, which is a holiday in my country… :-(

December 10, 2012 06:55 AM
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Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

I bought my daughter a memory book, to keep all the photos we take of her with the princesses at Disney World. She is a little princess obsessed! :)

December 10, 2012 06:56 AM
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Laura said...

I just bought my son The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings.

December 10, 2012 06:56 AM
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Andrea said...

My children and I are working on teacher presents… we are making cake pops (of course!!!), mug mats and hot chocolate spoons!

December 10, 2012 06:57 AM
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Kaitlin said...

I bough my sister a One Direction puzzle! She loves them! & then I wrapped it in red wrapping paper and made a belt with duck tape and put cotton balls across the top to look like a santa outfit!

December 10, 2012 06:58 AM
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bea said...

I’m almost done making a pair of knit socks for my brother. So warm & comfy!

December 10, 2012 06:58 AM
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Katie said...

I bought a book for my friend that she really wanted and had it signed for her by the author!

December 10, 2012 06:59 AM
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Marcie said...

I bought the ornaments my daughters’ get in their stockings every year. It is my favorite Santa tradition.

December 10, 2012 07:00 AM
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Ann-Marie said...

I finished with my last gift this weekend… A doc mcstuffins doll for my daughter! Now onto wrapping!

December 10, 2012 07:00 AM
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Deb said...

I made and delivered Christmas cookies (with my children) to a dear friend whose husband recently died.

December 10, 2012 07:02 AM
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Ellen M. said...

I just made infinity scarves for my daughters for Christmas. The ornaments (and your cake pops) are amazing. Thanks for the chance!

December 10, 2012 07:02 AM
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