Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Bake

I’ve been in spring break mode lately. You might have noticed since I didn’t bake last weekend. I think it’s because I recently went on a vacation which I haven’t done in a couple of years and it felt awesome to just relax and do nothing. And now being back home I can’t stop enjoying the warmth that’s finally taking over. Spring is probably my favorite time of the year. Unfortunately, in the south, you only have about seven minutes to enjoy the season before the hot and humid heat of summer takes over. Okay, okay – I’m exaggerating a little. It probably lasts eleven minutes. ; ) So you’ve got to enjoy all of them while they last. And I’m trying.

Got Spring Fever, too? Take a break with me and enter this sweet Spring Bake Giveaway for a chance to win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer… in one of the following pastel colors. Plus a white and silver choice in case springy isn’t your speed. Me? I have the pink one, but man, that aqua sky is calling my name. And the ice and crystal blue. too. I’m glad I don’t have to choose.

Enter the Spring Bake Giveaway for a chance to win a KitchenAid 5-quart Artisan Series Stand Mixer

  • To enter, just leave a comment on this post answering the following question.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do or place to go on vacation? Oh and pick your pastel, too.
  • Deadline to enter is Wednesday, April 24th, at 7:00 pm ET. Time’s Up. Winner announced below.
  • One winner will be chosen at random and announced sometime Wednesday evening on this post.

Good luck!

 

Okay, we have a winner. And the winner picked pink. I thought for sure ice or aqua sky would win. So many of you guys love that color. And me too.

The winner is …… Comment # 6625. Yay Veronica! You are getting a pink mixer! And now I totally want to go on vacation again. You guys have fun ideas.

Giveaway sponsored by me.

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Christine Iadevia said...

I love to see nature…..my favorite of all time was the Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. And I love the crystal blue! Thank you

April 23, 2013 09:47 PM
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Chelsie said...

ice ice baby!! i love the ice color!! too cute!!
my favorite place to go on vacation is san diego!! specifically coronado island. it is heaven on earth.

April 23, 2013 09:47 PM
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Shannon Putman said...

I love the beach, the Gulf coast is the best. Majestic yellow is my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

April 23, 2013 09:47 PM
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Thamar Mirana said...

Disneyland, i love that place!
i like majestic yellow

April 23, 2013 09:48 PM
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Mary-Beth said...

My favorite vacation spot is in the mountains. I’ve only been to CO but absolutely love it there. There is no end to the beauty and outdoor activity. Majestic Yellow!

April 23, 2013 09:48 PM
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Loren said...

My favorite thing for vacation is to find new adventures! I’ve never done the same vacation twice, even in the same city, and I love it! I also happen to love that Aqua Sky mixer! Ooh! :)

April 23, 2013 09:49 PM
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Rachel Marini said...

Ooooh so hard to choose! Crystal blue or pistachio are both so gorgeous. I love to vacay in the Cayman Islands… been going since I was a girl!

April 23, 2013 09:49 PM
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Lisa said...

I love Edisto Island, South Carolina. It’s so chill and beautiful.

My favorite of the colors is Aqua Sky.

April 23, 2013 09:50 PM
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Karamjit said...

my favourite place to go on vacation is Disneyland:)
and I love the ice mixer !

April 23, 2013 09:50 PM
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Lori Harrington said...

Ogunquit, Maine!! Aqua Sky!

April 23, 2013 09:50 PM
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Stephanie Barton said...

I love the beach any beach, but my favorite is Siesta Key! I love the yellow mixer!

April 23, 2013 09:51 PM
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Kim C said...

Italy!! For the history, art, and FOOD. Also I’m drooling over the pistachio :)

April 23, 2013 09:51 PM
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Anonymous said...

If I could go anywhere….Dubrovnik, Croatia. And I would take the metallic!

April 23, 2013 09:51 PM
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mc said...

My fave place to vacation is Hong Kong. Lots of amazing street food and amazing things to do!

Love the white one!

April 23, 2013 09:52 PM
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Mike said...

If I could go anywhere….Dubrovnik, Croatia. And I would take the metallic!

April 23, 2013 09:52 PM
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Mike said...

If I could go anywhere….Dubrovnik, Croatia. And I would take the metallic!

April 23, 2013 09:53 PM
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Kimmery Mackie said...

My favorite thing to do is to just go out for a walk and enjoy the beauty of the grass getting green, the flowers blooming, all the birds and squirrels running around. The majestic yellow is my favorite color, so bright and sunny looking. :-)

April 23, 2013 09:53 PM
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Stephanie G said...

My favorite place to go is the Oregon or California Coast, I love the Majestic Yellow!

April 23, 2013 09:53 PM
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Tammy Gray said...

My favorite is anywhere that I can see God’s wonderful creation. Two years ago to Jackson Hole,WY. Seeing the mountains and wild animals. Last yeat a cruise. Seeing the ocean and the sun rise and sit. Love the yellow

April 23, 2013 09:53 PM
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Linda Francis said...

Take me back to Kiawah Island..and in honor of the sun..Majestic Yellow!
thanks for a mini mind vacation!!

April 23, 2013 09:54 PM
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Carla P said...

My favorite thing is go to the lake and spend time with my family and getting eaten by Mosquitos. My son will be going for the first time and I’m exciting :) I love the ice pastel color for the stand mixer.

Thanks for the chance

April 23, 2013 09:54 PM
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Jean F said...

I like to go somewhere I’ve never been to see things I’ve never seen. The Majestic Yellow would look great in my kitchen.

April 23, 2013 09:55 PM
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Muddasira said...

MALDIVES!! Went there for my honeymoon 2 years ago and I’m still dreaming about it! Can’t wait to go there again, so peaceful and beautiful! <3

oh and I love Crystal blue mixer!

April 23, 2013 09:55 PM
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Anastasia said...

I think I’d go for Silver Metallic :) – My favorite thing to do on vacation is to take lots of pictures! Pictures of the scenery and of the family :)

April 23, 2013 09:55 PM
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Fuzzy Peaches said...

Sitting by the Bon Fire and playing music and laughing with friends and family. I like the pink color

April 23, 2013 09:57 PM
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Danielle said...

DISNEY WORLD, DISNEYLAND, or JAPAN!!! one of those three places I would go in a heart beat.
I love the crystal blue one. It is so pretty and it brings out the season of spring to me :)

April 23, 2013 09:57 PM
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See Vang said...

I would go to Hawaii and eat as much pineapples on the beach as I could. Pistachio is such a pretty color!

April 23, 2013 09:58 PM
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Suzanne Lewis said...

I like to vacation in california, and I like the silver one.

April 23, 2013 09:58 PM
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Ann Marie said...

Oh I love going to the lake especially with my favorite family members:). I also like the aqua sky color too!

April 23, 2013 09:59 PM
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Lisa said...

My favorite vacation is the beach!! Anyplace warm and breezy and relaxing with a big pile of books!!

April 23, 2013 09:59 PM
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Rhonda V said...

The mountains – preferably backpacking. Pistachio is my favorite.

April 23, 2013 10:04 PM
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See Vang said...

I would love to go to Hawaii and eat ad much pineapple as I could on the beach. The pistachio color is so pretty!

April 23, 2013 10:07 PM
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Daisy said...

My favorite place is going to Disneyland with my family.
It could be just for a few hours or the whole day.
I love the Silver Metallic mixer.

April 23, 2013 10:07 PM
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melissa Resnick said...

love the beach and white

April 23, 2013 10:07 PM
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Machel Hogan said...

I love to travel to new places with my family, and see new and unusual sights. We also love to try “native” eateries- places off the beaten path.

My favorite mixer is the Ice Blue one! :)

April 23, 2013 10:07 PM
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meme said...

My favorite place to go is Myrtle Beach and I love the Ice

April 23, 2013 10:08 PM
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Joseph Bryant said...

My favorite thing to do on a vacation is EAT the local food! My favorite pastel is silver metallic.

April 23, 2013 10:08 PM
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Debby said...

my favorite place to vacation is Wyoming and Colorado, so I can see my kids and grandsons. I love the pink mixer!

April 23, 2013 10:08 PM
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Quinn said...

My favorite thing to do is to find all the neat little shops and restaurants, not touristy, but the small coffee shops,etc. I love the Aqua Sky color!

April 23, 2013 10:09 PM
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Alyssa said...

My favorite place to go is Seattle. My favorite pastel is the ice! Xoxo

April 23, 2013 10:09 PM
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Nora said...

My favorite vacation spot would have to be my family’s ranch in Ciudad Victoria!!! Lots of great memories and amazing cooking going on there :) I like silver metallic

April 23, 2013 10:10 PM
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Margaret said...

Maui.. ahhhhh!… I guess I’m boring, but white. I mean it will last me forever and who knows when I will get tired of one of the really cool, neat colors. Sigh…

April 23, 2013 10:11 PM
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Caroline said...

I think I’d have to say just home to Newfoundland :)

And I loved the aqua sky mixer! Though pink is definitely my second favourite :D

April 23, 2013 10:12 PM
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Lori Rickey said...

I LOVE the beach!! The aqua sky is my favorite mixer!!

April 23, 2013 10:12 PM
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Diane said...

The beach!! Majestic Yellow.

April 23, 2013 10:12 PM
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Shannon said...

I just got back from Chicago, and I am ready to go again already!

Also pistachio. It’s just perfect.

April 23, 2013 10:13 PM
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lisa j said...

Cape Hatteras NC. Is the prime destination so crystal blue it is!

April 23, 2013 10:13 PM
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Amy said...

My favorite place is the mountains, any mountains. And majestic yellow!

April 23, 2013 10:13 PM
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Alie said...

I love the Ice color!

Not that we vacation there often…but our honeymoon was to a Greek island called Mykonos…and it was AMAZING! Best trip ever. The food, the people, the scenery…everything was perfect.

April 23, 2013 10:13 PM
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Courtney said...

DisneyWorld! I like silver. :)

April 23, 2013 10:14 PM
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Maggie said...

My favorite place to go is my family’s house in Maine. The house always smells like fresh, home-made blueberry muffins, which everyone enjoys before starting their day! My favorite is the Majestic Yellow, because it’s so cheery! It would brighten my whole kitchen.

April 23, 2013 10:14 PM
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Nancy said...

Love the pink!

April 23, 2013 10:14 PM
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Lydia said...

Definitely white! It’s so clean and crisp. BTW, I just love your blog. I wish I had half the creativity you do.:-)

April 23, 2013 10:15 PM
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HJ said...

My favorite thing to do is to go shopping for clothes. It puts me in the mood for change of season! And, I’d love a pink or an ice mixer for me! :-) Thanks for the giveaway!

April 23, 2013 10:15 PM
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Gaye M said...

I love to vacation in Washington, D.C. There’s lots of stuff to do (and much of it is free). It’s an excellent trip for adults or families.

April 23, 2013 10:15 PM
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Gaye M said...

The pastels are all gorgeous! I think my favorite is the Pistachio.

April 23, 2013 10:16 PM
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Lisa said...

Silver, please. :) My favorite thing to do on vacation is to explore new restaurants.

April 23, 2013 10:17 PM
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Mattea said...

My favorite vacation spot is the West Coast! And those pastels are great, I love the mixer in Ice!

April 23, 2013 10:17 PM
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Kim said...

I love the beach — but I’ve only ever really been to one. I do love the pink one. :)

April 23, 2013 10:18 PM
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Kristie said...

My favorite place to be is anywhere that makes my children smile. I think the pistachio mixer would feel right at home in my kitchen!

April 23, 2013 10:18 PM
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Naama said...

I love to scuba dive when I’m on vacation, so I’d usually pick a location where there are amazing things to see “unda da sea”
:-)
Since I’m now pregnant, that option is off te table at the moment. Oh well, I guess I’d have to eat cookies and cakes instead. That’s why a new mixer would be amazing and the pistachio or the aqua sky would e perfect in my life righ now!

April 23, 2013 10:19 PM
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Sarah Kruse said...

I went on my first cruise last fall, and I think it’s my new favorite way to vacation!

April 23, 2013 10:19 PM
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Jen said...

I love Mexico but it’s pretty darn fun camping in the desert & digging a whole to make cakes in my cast iron dutch oven in the ground… Best carrot cake ever!
Aqua Sky is about the prettiest thing I’ve seen!

April 23, 2013 10:19 PM
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Jen said...

Would love to travel through France and Italy! I love the ice mixer :)

April 23, 2013 10:19 PM
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laura s. said...

My favorite vacation spot is Venice. I haven’t been there in 20 years but would love to go again. My favorite mixer is the silver metallic.

April 23, 2013 10:19 PM
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Jamie said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is a secluded lake in my hometown where I met my husband! And I love both the pink and aqua ice mixer. So pretty!

April 23, 2013 10:20 PM
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Emily said...

I love going camping with friends!
And I would die for the pink mixer!!!

April 23, 2013 10:20 PM
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Stacie said...

My favourite vacation spot is Las Vegas!

Love the Silver metallic mixer :)

April 23, 2013 10:21 PM
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Natasha Lavin said...

Taking my daughter on day trips to park to feed the ducks, swans and geese :)

We would both have a lot of fun with the beautiful pink one !! :)

April 23, 2013 10:23 PM
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Mama M. said...

To a lake. With no commitments! Relaxation at it’s finest!!

April 23, 2013 10:23 PM
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Lindsey said...

Mexico! And the pink is my pick. :)

April 23, 2013 10:24 PM
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Jessica said...

Defintely Jersey Shore.
Yellow is the top color!

April 23, 2013 10:24 PM
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Kyl Neusch said...

love to go to beach

April 23, 2013 10:25 PM
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Janet said...

My favorite place to vacation is Long Island, N.Y.
where i grew up ,and now can visit family and friends.
I like the metallic.

April 23, 2013 10:25 PM
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Katherine said...

Traveling to Ireland feels like going home.
Steeped in family history and beautiful. Ice is the color for me

April 23, 2013 10:25 PM
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tara said...

My favorite place vacation is DISNEYLAND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh, and my favorite color is pistachio

April 23, 2013 10:26 PM
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Bethany said...

I love going to Amish country in Shipshewana, Indiana. I grew up there and it feels like home :) I love the majestic yellow! All these colors are fabulous!

April 23, 2013 10:26 PM
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Laurie Emerson said...

My favorite thing to do on a vacation is to be a total tourist and see all the sights which are unique to the state and eating different foods.

April 23, 2013 10:28 PM
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Carina said...

I just went to the Caribbeans! It was fun and relaxing. Aqua Sky is definitely calling my name!

April 23, 2013 10:29 PM
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Seren said...

I love to eat local specialty foods when I vacation away from home, and the Crystal Blue mixer is gorgeous!

April 23, 2013 10:29 PM
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Carlie said...

When I was young, my grandparents used to take me to the Hot Springs in the Rocky Mountains (In Canada). Always the best time! I would choose Pink!

April 23, 2013 10:29 PM
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Laura Strickland said...

HOME…I love going home, sitting on the back porch, working in the garden and soaking in time with my parents and family. Love the Pink!

April 23, 2013 10:31 PM
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Angela said...

My favorite thing to do on spring break is to relax with the kids and take my time to get out and do things in the day, including a leisure cooking session with the kids.

April 23, 2013 10:31 PM
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Lisa said...

I love to go the the beach for vacation, so relaxing. I love the ice color.

April 23, 2013 10:31 PM
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Jamie said...

Vacation = a good book, sun, sand, and water. Heavenly!

I don’t know what color I’d pick! They are all tempting.

April 23, 2013 10:32 PM
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Katy P said...

I love going to California. I also like the majestic yellow color.

April 23, 2013 10:33 PM
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Carolyn Levy said...

my favorite vacation involves oceans, reading, massages in a hut near the ocean,
And food. Most of my memories are food oriented. The best croissant and coffee
I ever had was in Paris in 1986. All my vacation memories are related to food.
I also loved the Aqua Sky kitchen aide. My kitchen aide was purchased in 1983
After my husband won at Keno. It still works!
Thank you,
Carolyn

April 23, 2013 10:35 PM
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Courtney R said...

It doesn’t matter where I go as long as I can relax, have some fun, drinks and great food!!!

I would pick the Ice color mixer!!!

April 23, 2013 10:35 PM
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Maria S said...

DISNEYWORLD! and crystal blue is the one

April 23, 2013 10:38 PM
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jenny said...

anywhere warm where i can sleep in and read while basking in the sun at the beach.
silver metallic love.

April 23, 2013 10:38 PM
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Beth said...

The Cayman Islands are paradise!!!

But if i have to stay home and have a Spring Bake, I’d love to use a pink mixer :)

April 23, 2013 10:38 PM
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Ronda in B'ham said...

I love to be a beach bum. I love the yellow one.

April 23, 2013 10:39 PM
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yazmin lopez said...

i would love to go to hawaii or disneyland since ive never been there before and i love the Ice mixer!!!! :)

April 23, 2013 10:39 PM
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Claudia Saucedo said...

I love the beach…..and pink, thanks

April 23, 2013 10:39 PM
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Debbie B said...

I’d go anywhere warm and dry with a good book and good company :-) Love the Silver/metallic plz …..

April 23, 2013 10:39 PM
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Tina Clark said...

I love to visit NYC and eat, eat, eat! I, of course, also love to make sweets. Made my first batch of homemade marshmallows the other day – inspired by your post on Marshmallow Madness.

I love the ICE color!

April 23, 2013 10:40 PM
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S. Stevenson said...

I love the beach in summer (and it can’t seem to get here fast enough), but I love to go to the country on vacation! Oh and I like the silver one. It’s only because I wouldn’t be able to choose just one color, they are ALL beautiful.

April 23, 2013 10:40 PM
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Emily @ AVerySweetLife said...

My favorite place to go is the beach and my favorite beach so far is Maui. I love the silver metallic color.

April 23, 2013 10:41 PM
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Jordan said...

Ice! If I ever got to take a vacation then I’d say my favorite thing would be checking out different fancy hotels !

April 23, 2013 10:41 PM
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Anonymous said...

The ice color is gorgeous!

While on vacation I am so boring. I pretty much just like to eat, sleep, bake, and sleep some more.

April 23, 2013 10:41 PM
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