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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Lisa said...

Hawaii! Laying on the beach working on my tan.. That seems nonexistent at the moment! I have to go with the ice blue mixer. Absolutely gorgeous!! <3

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Anne said...

I love Disneyland!! and Aqua Sky (you can’t go wrong with anything Tiffany Blue) :0)

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Maca said...

An all inclusive resort somewhere in the Caribbean or NY with tickets to every musical currently in Broadway.
I really love the pink one :)

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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MARTHA said...

Favorite vacation spot is Disneyland, with friends. I love the pistachio!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Kyla said...

Picnicking with all my boys and puppy and watching them play with a cool drink and a good book.
All the colours are beautiful, so hard to pick but I think I’d go with Ice blue :)

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Melinda Alejandro said...

My favorite thing to do when I’m on vacation is relax, spend time with my family, and make them my experimental tasters to all my cooking ideas. They are all beautiful colors but my favorite I would have to say is the ICE, I’m in love :-)

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Percy R. said...

I like to go to Japan for vacations. The culture is so appealing.

The silver metallic mixer is a great neutral color.

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Jennifer Anderson said...

Any place with a palm tree! Crystal blue!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
509
Miranda Greene said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is Disneyland. I can forget I am a grown up while I am there.
I love the Aqua Sky color.

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Karen Cardullo said...

My favorite place to vacation is the beach and my favorite color is red.

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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WendyBrz said...

The loveliest vacation I ever had was being spoiled, pampered and loved on at a retreat at the Cove in Asheville , NC. The staff there were amazing!
And I think the aqua mixer is adorable . Thank you for the opportunity to enter!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Rebecca said...

Best thing to do on vacation is enjoying the outdoors, beaches forest just being away from the city with my husband and being cooked / baked for. I am in love with the silver metallic.

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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susan rizza said...

I’ve visited so many amazing places in the past but my fav was Italy, so much culture, art, great food, gorgeous architecture n landscape, just wow
Ice is such a cool color!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Priscilla said...

Anywhere tropical as long as I’m with my family and friends!
Pink please!!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Anna M said...

My favorite thing to do on vacation is to go skiing or swimming depending on the time of year! I absolutely love the pistachio colored mixer. Gorgeous!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Sandra G said...

I love taking the kids go Chicago!! BUT … my dream is to one day go to Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada and visit Orca Lab, meet Dr. Paul Spong and his wife, Helena … and go on a whale watching trip! :D I would pick either pink, ice or pistachio! LOVE these colors!!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Anne Apag said...

Fave place to is in boracay phil. Love the ice color

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Nicola said...

Any place away is great … As long as I have sunshine and my family, its a great time away!
LOVE the white mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Rachel Lebovits said...

I love Israel it has so much to see and do you feel the history come alive. By the way I am a sucker for pink any day!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
520
J. Love said...

Southern California because there really is no place like home! Silver Metallic!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
521
Samantha said...

I’d have to say my favorite thing to do for a vacation
Is go on a cruise! My parents took me for a
Graduation present and I’m hooked! I don’t
care where we are going, as long as I get to
enjoy all the fabulous foods and fun activities
happening on the ship. It’s also nice to turn
off the cell phone and truly RELAX!!

And I think the silver metallic one is calling my name!!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
522
Hilda Carmona said...

Disney World or NYC, yeah buddy! Lol…love the Majestic Yellow one!

April 22, 2013 12:33 AM
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Maria said...

Pink, please!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Aparecida said...

One of my favorite places is Aracaju, Brazil. Beautiful beaches, dunes, and nice people.
I’d love the white color!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Trisha Mourot said...

I love going to Disneyland with my family. I love the ice colour!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Lindsey said...

I’m a fan of coastal vacations: I love Ocracoke Island in North Carolina most of all!

The kitchen aid ice is very nice!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Kristin martin said...

My favorite place to vacay is in Texas with my nieces. There’s nothing like their unconditional love :)
I like pistachio as my spring color!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Wendy Helbling said...

My favorite vacation is any vacation any where as long as my husband & sons are along.
I would choose pink! But if someone would give me one I would take any color, they are all nice!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
529
Marilyn said...

My favorite vacation is somewhere warm and sunny or any place new! Love the pistachio colored mixer! :)

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
530
Sarah said...

The beach, Pismo is my favorite!! I love the pink one :)

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Jane Ko said...

Anywhere with water!

Love the crystal blue color :)

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April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Cate said...

The beach! RELAX and Unwind!
I love the Majestic Yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
533
Brie said...

My favorite vacations have been to Asheville, North Carolina or the Smokies in Tennessee– gotta love the mountains. I love the pistachio color :)

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
534
Andrea Bird said...

The beach! Aqua Sky.

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Jennifer T. said...

I love Hawaii. It’s beautiful and the weather is awesome. I love the silver metallic one.

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
536
Valerie said...

Favorite place to go is Carmel California. Nothing better than snuggling up with my hubby on the beach

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Sarah said...

Newport beach or Maui with the family! The pistachio color would go quite well with my kitchen!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Kathryn said...

I look forward to strawberry picking with my family every spring. It’s right before it gets too hot and humid around here and then you cant do anything. Plus then I get to bake with strawberries =)
Oh and Majestic Yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
539
kenesha said...

Florida, it holds some great memories. Favorite thing to do was to drive around to different beaches.
Ice Color

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
540
Najat said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is England as my fiancé is English. I love going to that country and specialy to spend time discovering english cakes. By the way, I’m belgian. I’m getting married in June and I’m going to spend my honeymoon in the USA so I’ll definitely be discovering american specialities too.
Oh and I love the pink mixer (what a surprise!).

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Joy Johnson said...

I really like to read but don’t get the opportunity too often. I love to go to the beach for mini vacays. I would Love the silver mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Kristi said...

I love spending time with my family in Utah and my fave color of the mixer’s is majestic yellow! Yay for old school colors :)

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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Melissa said...

Love cruises! And it’s all about the ice!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
544
Laine said...

Anywhere with a beach and pretty blue water! Silver Metallic please!! :)

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
545
Brianne said...

anywhere with great food, family and friends!.. and I love the Ice blue one :)

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
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anna said...

San Diego California! The Ice is the color I would choose if I won.

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
547
Heather M. said...

Favorite place to be? Out in the boat in the Gulf of Mexico in the crystal clear waters off of Anna Maria Island, FL! Born and raised here and won’t take a second of it for granted. Whether it’s swimming, fishing, or riding my beach cruiser–I’m a happy camper! :) The Ice Mixer fits the occasion perfectly!

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
548
Tracey said...

My favourite place to go on vacation is NYC. There is so much to see and do there, no trip is ever the same!

I love the white mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:34 AM
549
Valerie said...

Forgot to put the color, aqua sky

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
550
Jacki said...

We don’t usually go on vacation, maybe just to an amusement park. Silver metallic!’

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
551
jackie said...

my favorite vacation spot is las vegas!!
and i love the ice color

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
552
Bárbara Cañibe said...

Vegas!!

My favorite color is pink!

Luck, luck, luck!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
553
amanda said...

my favorite place to go on vacation would be the place where dreams come true everyday… walt disney world!
it’s a tie between the aqua sky & majestic yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
554
Angela Sardan-Long said...

I love to plan parties. Aqua Sky!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
555
Jenifer Evans said...

I have never been on vacation before but I would imagine that france would be a great place with their delicate pastries and rich culture.

All of the kitchen aid stand mixers are just so cute but my favorite would have to be either agua sky for that pop of color in the kitchen or white so it fits in nicely.

But honestly, does color really mater when you have the best tool for your kitchen in your possession?

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Sarah Barrera said...

You are my mentor Bakerella!!! I’m 14 yrs. old and I have my own cake pop business because of you!! It’s called Fabulicious Lollies and I have a Facebook page for it!!

My favorite place to go on a vacation is to go camping to my favorite place “Thousand Trails” or TT for short. & my favorite color mixer is the crystal blue & ice one please!!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Liz Hagag said...

my fav color is PINK!!!! i like to go visit my family if i go on vacation. they are so far away it takes 18 hours to fly there. i hang out with family and friends and party while family watch the kids ;)

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Fazila Luqman said...

My fav thing to do is to – bake. Fav vacation would be on a beach with warm waters…. my fav pastel color is ICE

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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CK said...

A tropical beach!! Aqua sky is my favorite…it’s the color of tropical blue water too!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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stacia j said...

My favorite place to vacation is either the beach or the Smokey Mountains :) And my favorite mixer color is Pistachio!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Heidi Timms said...

I love to go to Disneyland with the kids. :)

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
562
Kammie said...

Sayulita, Mexico is my spot right now. Love the yellow and silver.

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Abby Irwin said...

Anywhere I can bake on vacation is my favorite place to be; and I love to share my goodies with anyone who wants to eat something sweet! :]

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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jj said...

My favorite thing to do is have a nice bbq outside. (I’ve never really been on vacation.)

I love the silver metallic!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Kirsten said...

I’m happy to vacation anywhere I don’t have to cook, clean bathrooms, do laundry, etc. It seems as though all of our vacations the last few years consist of these things. Might as well be at home, baking with a PINK mixer! :)

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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cortney b said...

we like cruising but our last one was during super storm sandy. won’t be going for a while now after that experience! i love aqua sky :)

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Susanna Gelzhiser said...

I absolutely love Cedar Point! But anywhere with friends and family is a good time!

I love the Ice mixer :)

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
568
Micah Oakley said...

Panama City beach!! We go almost every year and I love it!! Silver metallic is the one I would choose!!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Melissa said...

For family vacation, my husband and I like to take our kids to visit historical sites! I love the yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
570
Jennifer Loucks said...

My favorite place to vacation is to Maine to visit my family. And I love the ice mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
571
Norma Franco said...

Junking is my favorite thing to do on vacay – I love all the mixers!!!!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Sarah McCalmon said...

My favorite thing to do is fishing and crabbing with my boys on a nice sunny day. Aqua Sky is the perfect color for my kitchen!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Kathy said...

Vacation is great anywhere it’s warm and there is warm water and sunshine. Love Disney World, too. love the blue

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Kiersten Schnitker said...

New York! Love the Ice one!

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Quynh Truong said...

My favorite place to vacation is Niagara Falls, on the Canadian side. The aqua sky mixer is gorgeous…;-)

April 22, 2013 12:35 AM
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Aurora Celeste said...

I love old cities where I can walk around and explore history.

I’d pick the silver metallic, even though the aqua is pretty.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Michelle Sinclair said...

We love love love St. Maarten! The colors of the mixers are so pretty! I’m drawn to the silver one though as we have stainless steel appliances.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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mango said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is the Philippines where 90% of my family still resides. I love spending time with them and wish I could go more often!

My favorite color is Crystal Blue, it’s beautiful on this mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Joni said...

I love to go to central California and just be home! I love that area and always will. I would love to win the ‘ice’ one!! So pretty!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Tina said...

my fave place would be Maui…..I could use some warmth right now! And love the Aqua Blue! THANK YOU for this giveaway!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Alyssa said...

Nothing beats lying out on the beach in Hawaii! Love the pastel colors but aqua sky would have to be my favorite (:

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Michelle said...

Anywhere with white sand, blue water, and a drink with an umbrella in it. I would love to go to Bora Bora. Love the Aqua Sky color!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Cinthia Morales said...

I like to go to the park and the beach, and I’m dying for the pink one :)

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Abby Irwin said...

My original comment was #558, but I forgot to include I love the pink! :D

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Sarah said...

Going camping in the Adirondack’s (in New York) with my family growing up was the best vacation spot and place I still want to go now on vacation! Pink would be my color :)

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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nadira said...

Would love to go to Fiji. And I love the ice colour =)

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Sarah said...

Favourite vacation spot? Hmmmmm, really anywhere I can be with my family (my whole family)…! Hubby is a soldier, so we don’t get a lot of time together as a family (so is my brother in law), we move around a lot and that means spending much of our time apart.
So honestly, I wouldn’t care where we all were just as long as we could be there together.
Hence the crazy baking regime *lol* It’s my way of escaping from “Army Life” *hehe*

Oh and definitely the Ice colour, would match my espresso machine PERFECTLY…! :D

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Corina said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is Hawaii! It’s so beautiful there! I love the aqua sky one.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
589
Marcia said...

I love to relax at the beach, listen to music, read, meet new people while visiting friends and family…in my home town, Algarve!
I’ll take Aqua sky:)

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Kristin said...

Disneyland or the beach! Majestic yellow.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Catherine said...

I love going to Europe whenever possible – especially anywhere I’ve never been before. But probably my single favourite holiday spot is my family’s batch (what kiwis call a beach house) up North in a tiny little batch community called Pataua. I love to go up and sit in the quiet with a book and read my heart out.

And the colour I pick is Ice :-D

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Kelly said...

I love to go anywhere warm and beachy because I love the water. The deep blue sea calls to me! As does that silver metallic mixer. :)

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Debbie H. said...

My ideal vacation is anywhere with clear, blue ocean waters and palm trees. If I had to pick a favorite place, I’d say Maui. And if I had to pick a favorite color, I’d say Aqua Sky.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Sally millers said...

Anywhere tropical and beachy. Love the clean white mixer :)

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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erin said...

A beach or Maine was a beautiful place! I love the pink.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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TiAnn F. said...

I loved the white sand beaches in Sarasota Florida, & I’d pick pink.

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Aizek said...

fave place to go on a holiday will be the tropical island of srilanka, dig your toes in the sand, sip on coconut water, have scrumptious seafood on the beach, with flowers in my hair and a special someone next to me :P oh and i love the Silver metallic mixer! such a classy finish! oh and thank you for the give away such a generous thought…big fan of your work…much luv xo

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Trysha said...

My favorite part of vacation? The first night we come home and everyone is asleep in their own beds. I love that feeling!
That majestic yellow is calling me!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Rosa said...

Favorite place to visit: San Francisco! I’ve been there a couple of times and always had a blast. Would love taking my two little girls once they’re old enough!

I’m kinda in love with the Ice mixer, even though it doesn’t match anything in my kitchen. I think it’ll brighten it up quite a bit!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Ashley said...

I love water-activities! Like going to the beach or the marina

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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