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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teak said...

I love laying on the beach and hearing the seagulls while getting sun kissed! I love ice!

April 22, 2013 12:26 AM
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Leeana said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is Casey Key, FL

I love all the colors but if I had to choose I gotta go with ice!

April 22, 2013 12:26 AM
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Lesley S said...

I love a good beach vacation. Beach and books and good seafood = perfect!
Hard to decide, but I think I love Aqua Sky most of all!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Maria said...

I love to make and bake when I get the opportunity especially when husband is home for the school holidays here in Australia Perth as I have three kids under 5. I like the colour white for great clean look and its just fresh colour for me. Also my eldest likes to bake cookies…mybe we might have to buy a kitchenaide cookie cutter!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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April said...

I love to travel internationally and sightsee all the historic sites. Aqua sky is my favorite.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Carol said...

My favorite place to go on vacation would be Wisconsin Dells, WI with my son and husband. I love the majestic yellow mixer color.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Brianna said...

My family and I have been very lucky to visit Disney World a number of times, and that is my favorite place to visit by far! A little closer to home though is a beautiful cabin that we visit in the summer. I love the Majestic Yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Kirsten Quealey said...

I love taking the kids to the family cottage. Cousins, grandparents, corn on the cob, aunts, uncles, dogs, swimming, biking…endless summer fun.
Oh, definitely ICE. It is the retro colour that reminds me of the countertops in my grandma’s old kitchen.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Nora said...

Love to go to México to visit my parents!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Stephanie said...

My favorite place to go would probably be Maine. But my favorite thing to do when I travel is find new and exciting foods to try and I love to go to local restaurants dishes known to the area! I love the Ice color for the KitchenAid!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Carol said...

My favorite vacation place is Hawaii with my family….love spending time with my 4 kids with no worries about homework, schedules, etc……love the pink mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Annette Barrett said...

Favorite place is wherever my family is at. Kids are all grown and out of the house, so anytime we can get together is great.
Pink always rocks! But the pistachio is my latest go to color.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Michelle E. said...

I loveeee going on a cruise for vacation! I’m not one to want to stay in one place too long, and what better way to see multiple places in a week without having to spend so much time in airports!

I love the pistachio mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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anna said...

Really just love my little house, garden, kitchen and dogs. Its my own tiny slice of paradise. Also, ICE. ;)

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Janice Gendel said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is Disney! I love the Ice mixer!!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Beverlee Smyth said...

AHHHHHHHHH on the beach at lake Michigan! I love the color Pistachio ;)

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Alejandra said...

Road trip with the family anywhere!
And the Crystal blue mixer is beautiful!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Miranda Fatherree said...

My favorite vacation spot has gotta be disney world! It totally is magical !!! Went for the 1st time in September, with my hubby & 3 kids!! Was amazing can’t wait till summer 14 to go back!!!!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Helen said...

What’s your favorite thing to do or place to go on vacation? Oh and pick your pastel, too.

My favourite thing to do may have to be reading a very good book on vacation (at Australia). That would be true paradise! I’m loving the soft pistachio colour (:

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Melinda Harvey said...

I love to go to the beach and take early morning walks along the shore. Love the Majestic Yellow…would look so cute in my kitchen!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Jessica T said...

My favorite thing to do is hang out with friends and enjoy the summer weather! Especially since it was snowing last Friday in Madison!! This summer, I have a couple of weddings to go to, so I’ll be exploring Oregon and going home to Boston!
Love love love the silver metallic :)

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Jessica said...

Love the Oregon coast!
Ice!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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casi wilson said...

Crystal blue! 14 days camping on the beaches of Pismo, Ca!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Kim said...

I would have to say anywhere there is a water and I can be outdoors.

I cant decide!!! Either Majestic yellow and pistachio would look great in my kitchen.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Stephanie R. said...

My favorite thing to do on vacation is anything as long as my family is with me. I love to see their reactions when experiencing new things and places. My pastel, Ice(ice,baby) sorry couldn’t help myself lol.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Amber said...

My favorite place to vacation is a remote spot in the mountains. Or in Montana.

Ok, so pretty much where we can be left alone, but still be catered to if we call in staff. =)

and I dig the majestic yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Kim Hays Jeffrey said...

Well, I haven’t been on a vacation in AGES, but if I were to go I would pick the beach. Love the pistachio color!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Vyesha said...

It’s just in time for my birthday tomorrow!! I’m going down the coast this weekend to celebrate, I would LOVE to win the ‘ICE’ one!!!!!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Beckey Blevins said...

The Beach… East coast for me~! crystal blue Please & thank you~!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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nina said...

i love Venice because its so romantic. and I love pink very much :)

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Melissa said...

My very favorite vacation is to road trip with my husband and our 4 girls across the country. We are both transplants to where we call home, so we usually make a trip across the country at least once a year. We love the driving, we love the treats, we love the stops at fun little things along the way, we love the pressed pennies, and most of all we love the memories. I love Majestic Yellow.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Jessica said...

I love going and visiting my Dad in Colorado. I live in Texas so the chance to be up in the cooler Rocky Mountains is awesome! Whether its snowmobiling in the winter, white-water rafting in the summer, or just plain hanging out, it’s my all time favorite vacation getaway.

I would love to win the Crystal Blue mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Anna said...

The beach! The Gulf Coast is beautiful and the water is as blue as that ice colored mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Jennifer said...

Lounging around on the beach/pool! Would love the ice mixer :-)

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Emily B said...

I went to Italy this last year and it was amazing! Really loving that Ice color!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Elissa said...

A vacation anywhere with my daughter is a good time! Love the Ice color

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Glenn said...

my favorite place to vacation is Tybee Island, Georgia. Pistachio.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Thienly said...

I love doing papercrafts! But when not papercrafting, usually making cookies with my little gal! Oooh, these are so pretty – woud LOVE to have them all (wish!) but think that eye is pulling me over to Aqua Sky! So pretty – would love to repaint my kitchen in this color!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Laura Olson said...

I wanna go on vacation to Australia!!
and I love the Ice colored mixer…A LOT! :D

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Olivia Brown said...

I haven’t been on many vacations, but the one I enjoyed the most was our boating trip in Arkansas on Lake Ouachita. It was a very peaceful and memorable time. I think i’d love to have the Aqua Sky color. It has the right amount of blue and green.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Aubrey said...

I have to say I’m quite partial to Disney World. I love it!

Aqua Sky! Ice! Pink! I can’t decide! Ok, if I have to I’ll pick Aqua
Sky.

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Cathryn Downs said...

I’m from NZ and our family are saving really hard to take to take our girls to either Disneyland or Disney World. If open to non-US residents…I’d take any colour offered!!

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Chyann said...

Hawaii! I was actually born and raised in Hawaii but moved to Texas recently. Would love to vacation and vist home and friends-it sure has been a big change! Thank goodness I have my baking :)

April 22, 2013 12:27 AM
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Elicia said...

My favorite vacation place is Riviera Maya, Mexico. There is nothing like laying on a beach next to the blue water for a few days with a drink in hand and a good book! I love the crystal blue mixer!!!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Maggie Lloyd said...

My favorite vacation is Winter Break with my kids. Lots of baking and keeping warm but also enjoying our time off and the snow of course.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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heidie said...

Disneyland! :)
and pink color :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Maria Al Azhari said...

Definitely beaches. White sandy beach & sea breeze giving me a perfect getaway.

I ? Bali. I ? Pink Mixer.
:)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Lesley said...

My favorite place to go on vacation would be New York City and I love the Aqua Sky mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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eeya said...

i have been to USA (NYC) only once so for the next vacation I would love to go back and explore but the west coast this time. Majestic yellow is perfect for me =)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Shikha said...

The Beach!!! because i love the beautifule blue =)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Remy Lawrence said...

So far, my favorite vacation spot is Mexico…we love it! I’d have to go with the aqua color too :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Chelsea said...

Favorite thing to do is bike ride at the beach (:

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Robin said...

Aqua sky, so pretty and I love Maui

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Brianna said...

I’d love the Ice! My favorite place to go is Disneyland I love the magic feeling it gives me.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Yvette F. said...

We really haven’t been on a vacation for a while. I would love to take my kids to see the ocean, it would be their first time on the beach. LOVE PINK!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Renee - the Creative Orchard said...

Fave place to go on vacation is the beach! Love the aqua sky mixer! Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Holly said...

Definitely HOME. As in PA, MN or wherever my family is. I’ve been in the military for 8+ years now and the best place is home. Family, food and memories!

I’m going for the yellow! :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Anonymous said...

I love the pink!!! My favorite place to go on vacation is Disneyland and San Diego!! We can hit both in the same trip. <3

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Jessica said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is Las Vegas. Plenty of shopping, shows, good food, and everything is open late at night!
I like the Ice Stand Mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Patrick Dyal said...

my favorite place to go on vacation is gatlinburg, tn. and i like the ice color.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Kaui said...

Vacation is always Home, Hawaii. We are in Washington for military so Hawaii sounds nice 9 months out of the year hahaha if I had to choose a color it would be majestic yellow to match my kitchen :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Gabriella said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is anywhere in Italy. I’ve been there 3 times and I love the food, the atmosphere, the people, beautiful landscapes etc. I love the pink mixer if I’m lucky enough to win. :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Michelle said...

We Love To Vacation Everywhere…. Our Favorite Way Is To Take A Road Trip…. On The Harley….In The MotorHome Or THe Jeep. Yellowstone In The Winter IS A Great Trip. I Love The SilveR Mixer And The Crystal Blue

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Jules K said...

Anywhere with not anyone around, alone with my husband! We went to the Dominican for our honeymoon so I pick that!!.

I love white or pink!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Shelly said...

Disney
Yellow :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Karla said...

Favorite place to go vacationing: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

My favorite thing to do is BAKE, besides pursuing my dentistry of course…

Thanks! Greetings from Peru !! :)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Mommy Heather said...

The vacation just depends on the time of the year – right now I would love to be boogie boarding at the beach with our kiddos! And I could make them some very delectable treats with that spunky PINK mixer if it were mine!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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erika stone said...

Anywhere there is a beach!! All the colors are amazing but if I had to pick one, it would be the yellow (to match my kitchen).

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Tracie F said...

I love touristy type places, so I would have to say California is my favourite. Disneyland, Universal Studios, Sea World…I love that kind of stuff. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough and I can take her.
I love the pink mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Bridget Bradley said...

Best vacation is the beach. I would love the ice color.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Amy said...

Riveria Maya, Mexico in an all-inclusive resort is where I dream of being right now. Went there on my honeymoon…it’s simply paradise. I heart the ice mixer :-)

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Jenna said...

I love going to Austin, Tx. The food is amazing and culture change is nice.

I would love the pistachio.

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Gabrielle Beck said...

The beach, any will do! The sand in my toes, smell of salt air & sound of the waves…now that’s my definition of vaca. Aqua sky is my favorite kitchenaid color!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Joyce said...

My favorite place to go to is San Francisco. The food, culture, and history just speaks to me. :D Juts like that Pistachio color. Swoon!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Rosie Velasco said...

I love the warm beaches of Mexico for a relaxing vacation, especially Cancun! I also love love love the Aqua Sky…simply gorgeous!

April 22, 2013 12:28 AM
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Aim Aris said...

I love London and that is my favorite place for holiday! And I’m just drooling over that Aqua Sky mixer! :)

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Mariane Alexandre said...

Well, I’m on vacation now and I love staying at home practicing my cooking. And I loved the color of Majestic Yellow.

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Yenn said...

Awww…My favourite thing to do at the moment is baking and bento-ing! I have fun making bento these days and also started simple baking end of last year. It is really fun! And my favourite color is definitely PINK mixer! It is soooo sweet. :)

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Mette Altmann said...

I love Crete in Greece and would go there anytime :) and I would choose the pistachio colored :)

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Emily said...

My favorite thing to do while on vacation is to visit Shaver Lake, Sitting in the quiet and watching the sparkling water while my children play is pure relaxation to me and the hubz!

My favorite color mixer is ICE!!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Cassie Wicks said...

My dream is a European vacation, but I’m also happy camping with my family at the Oregon coast or in the mountains, or visiting family in Seattle. I love the pink mixer! :)

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Courtney said...

My favorite vacation spot is NYC. And oh my goodness I want the aqua one soooooo badly!!!!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Lynn said...

My favorite place used to be Sedona, Arizona. You can’t help but relax when surrounded by the red rocks and driving up through Oak Creek Canyon. However last October we drove up the east coast stopping in Mystic, CT then Plymouth, MA and on to Salem, MA, Danvers, MA and Newburyport, MA then Gloucester, MA and into Maine for an afternoon. Such a beautiful drive!
My favorite mixer would be white. I like basic white in my kitchen so I can accent with lots of bright, colorful accessories!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Sharon said...

One of my favorite vacation places is Las Vegas ! Been lucky (ha!) enought to visit a few times, last time my husband & I renewed our wedding vows …. By Elvis!
My “pastel” is aqua sky

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Cheryl Mullins said...

My favorite place to go is cruise to the Bahamas. And my favorite color would be ice. Thank you !

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Britt @ A Life Worth Living said...

I love going to Disneyland! I just love acting like a kid and feeling so removed from the real world.
And I really love the aqua sky color!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Suss said...

On holidays I want to be by the sea. To sit next to it and swim in it with my man and our kids!
I love it!
If I get a Kitchen Aid I´d love to have a white or pistachio!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Jaime Burns said...

BY FAR… I would say going to Oahu, Hawaii… is my very favorite place to vacation. :) Majestic Yellow

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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ashley shahan said...

Hawaii… majestic yellow.

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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anna penrod said...

Anywhere from the beach to the forest to a big city, as long as I’m with my family. Silver or white.

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Amanda Little said...

My favorite place to vacation is in Michigan and I love the pink mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Samantha Edwards said...

Northern California AND Gulf Shores Alabama. I can’t pick just one! And as for color, I have to go with Ice although that’s not a very springy word!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Kristy said...

I <3 Tasmania!!!

And I LOVE the Pistachio colour.

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Monica said...

I love to visit Colorado…it’s so beautiful! And I just adore the silver mixer!!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Cheng said...

House boatinh with the family!, love the Ice color :)

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Maggie said...

I love any tropical beach destination. The pistachio color is lovely!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Bernadine Murphy said...

Maui — my husband and I get to bring our 4 children back this summer and I can hardly wait. I am loving all the spring color mixers, but my top pick is ICE. Reminds me of cold, which will be a nice thought when the summer heat arrives.

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Joey C. said...

The best place I’ve gone on vacation is Nashville! What a fun city. I loved the whole country music vibe and the ambiance.

As far as mixers? I can’t decide between ice and majestic yellow!!!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Jennifer Anderson said...

Any place that has a palm tree. Florida, California or Hawaii! I LOVE the crystal blue!

April 22, 2013 12:29 AM
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Sue P. said...

I love to vacation at the beach, any beach; just hearing the ocean is relaxing to me….I love the pistachio color :)

April 22, 2013 12:30 AM
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