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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zalin said...

I love baking. the sweet smell wafting from my oven makes me giddy with joy. thehe!

And I would love to set foot in Paris one day. Je’taime Paris!!

The pink mixer is <3 <3 <3 !!!

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Helen D said...

Salzburg Austria, in winter drinking hot chocolate and walking around the old city in the snow …. Silver mixer please

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

MÉXICO….. San Miguel de Allende, Zacatecas, San Cristobal de las casas Chiapas, I enjoy walking in the streets, meet the colorful markets, its people and crafts.
Drink a cup of chocolate or coffe.
I love all the colors but the ICE AND PINK A LITTLE MORE

April 22, 2013 12:36 AM
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Karen Cardullo said...

The beach and my favorite color is yellow.

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

Love to take my babies 3 yrs and 5 month old to the beach in Captiva FL. But in all honesty after having kids a trip to get my nails done makes me happy as can be. LOVE your cake pops and would do your dishes for a whole year (or send you my husband-LOL) for the crystal blue mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Jenn said...

My favorite place to vacation/stay-cation is by the harbor by the lake here in Toronto :) I love the Majestic Yellow!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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elisabeth said...

Favorite vacations: camping, Sunriver OR, Jackson WY, California. I would love the ICE mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Gabriela said...

My favorita place to Go is THE beach! I love THE sea and THE sand! Everything is better near THE sea! My favorite color is THE Mint One!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Kimberly said...

Any beach w/ a blanket, my little boys w/ a bucket & shovel, & a big glass of ice cold lemonade!!! the pink one please, oh please ;)

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Charnel said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is anywhere with water! Water always equals fun! And I love ice!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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ana said...

Beach, beach, beach…………. white sand, clear water, beautiful palm trees, breeze
I love, love, love the white mixer

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Jacki said...

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

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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haydee i. orbigoso said...

i want to spend my vacation in Boracay, philippines I love the white sand beach.i like the color pink.

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Kat said...

Cape cod :-D
And Crystal Blue because it’s like my eyes :-)

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Carlene abbey said...

My favorite place to go is the beach. I love the water!

I think I’d have to pick the Ice one. It’s such a pretty blue!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Jeanine Grove said...

Pink is my favourite colour. It reminds me of vacationing with my grandmother and her teaching me how to bake quick and easy sugar biscuits for the family. She always glazed them pink!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Lisa said...

Paris and pistachio!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Tanya Canales said...

Me and my family love to go to the beach for some rest and relaxation. My favorite is the silver metallic.

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Nina Khris Ann Ayuson said...

I would like to spend my vacation somewhere peaceful where i can think and relax.. All colors are awesome but i like the white one or ice (looks very classy)

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Karen Cardullo said...

Beach. Yellow

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Kathleen said...

Love the aqua.

I would go to the beach with my little girl. Preferably in San Diego

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Grecia said...

My favorite place to go is the beach. I love nature and what better place to spend a great time than the beach!! I really like that Pistachio Mixer :D

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Alexandra Chesser said...

The best vacation I’ve ever had and would LOVE to go back is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

I would choose the Crystal Blue mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Maria Rodriguez said...

My favorite thing to do in spring is gardening! gearing up to plant your favorite flowers, vegetables, and herbs. The Ice colored Mixer is my absolute favorite.

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Marcella Brown said...

Anywhere in Greece! I’d love Aqua Sky…

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Ana said...

My favorite vacation spot is Peru so i get to see my family and eat A LOT!!! And if I don’t get to go somewhere I always like to start studying something new like a language :)

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Thiry Shan said...

I would love to go to any beach or lake related place :-)
My favorite mixer color is pistachio :-)

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Lyman Mckellar said...

Orlando. There’s nothing like going to Disney World and reliving the magic of being a kid. It really is a magical place. Ice.

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Maria said...

Oh, I LOVE to wake up to sen sun shining on my face!! No hurry, make coffee and breakfast and take it out, smell the green grass and the sea breeze. Nothing beats a holiday in the archipelago!

I love the WHITE one !!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Grace said...

Ice – fave way is swimming in the beach

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Anne said...

My favorite place to vacation is Little Sebago Lake in Maine. My favorite thing to do is on-line Scrapbooking. I love my Shutterfly photobooks. I love the Ice colored mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:37 AM
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Leslie Nelson said...

My favorite vacation spot is a beach! More correctly South Padre Island! Great family times have been had there swimming in the gulf and watching dolphins swim past!!

I think the Aqua Sky is amazing!!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Jennifer Anderson said...

San Diego! Crystal blue!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Mariana Russo said...

I love going to the beach and relax or going shopping!!!
My favorite color is pink!!!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Terry said...

I would love to visit a different beach other than those in California. Hawaii would be my number one choice! I love the pastel pink.

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Lisa said...

Ooh! Anywhere on a cruise ship is a fabulous vacation to me! And Silver Metallic, please! ;)

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Amanda said...

Honestly, anywhere my family is. To get some time away from the hustle and bustle of life and just get to spend some good ol’ family fun with the people I love, it doesn’t matter much if we’re on an island or just in our backyard, but a beach doesn’t hurt! – Ice blue is my absolute fav!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Connie the Cookie Monster said...

i like to go to as many restaurants as possible and stuff my face with food! and that pistachio colour is awfully pretty :)

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Leesa said...

I love Disneyland, but a special trip to the gulf beaches in Alabama with my Aunt and Uncle 2 years ago was wonderful. It was fun and relaxing. Plus a chance to really reconnect with them. I left a little piece of my California heart there. Love the Aqua Sky color!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Sabrina said...

My favourite place to go is the beach, any beach but if a foreign language is spoken…even better! I am in love with the pink mixer of course!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Julie Hill said...

I would love to go to the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland Australia to see all the beautiful Fish and Coral I think I would feel refreshed and inspired from that holiday.
I would love to own the ICE colored mixer
Thanks

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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leslie ossa said...

My fav place for vacation is florida …anywhere on the beach with some sun.
And my fav color would be any but if i had to choose would be the pink one.

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Sarah said...

Europe! I’m going to backpack through Austria and Germany this summer and eventually end up at my brother-in-law’s wedding in Germany.

Crystal blue is definitely my favorite, although the ice color is also appealing.

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Mary Clare Struthers said...

I love camping, getting outdoors and relaxing in the shade with a great book.

I think the Majestic Yellow mixer would look gorgeous sitting on my counter!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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erika giasson said...

vacation with family in austria and do lots of baking with them and i love the pink mixer please. my favorite color…thanks kindly xoxo

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Glenda J said...

I love the beach in summer and luckily I live just a block away from a sandy one :) I love all the KA colors but I’m leaning towards the pistachio …..

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Fazila Luqman said...

fav thing to do is to bake! best vacation would be to go to Hawaii…………..all time fav pastel is ICE

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Anne said...

My favorite place is a quite house in south of France with a nice private swimming pool…
And I love the Pink mixer ;-)

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Tina Cobb said...

Anywhere with my family! We love to travel to new places and discover hidden gems! A good book to read is also a must!:)
I love the ice blue! It reminds me of my grandma’s Fiesta ware!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Russ Perez said...

It would be nice.

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Rebekah Butler said...

Anywhere tropical is fantastic! Or Vegas for a weekend getaway :) And I am in love with the Aqua Sky color, so gorgeous!!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Danielle said...

Hawaii! Maui!

Aqua sky! Will match my kitchen!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Rachel said...

This is so hard to choose! Both the vacation spot and color.
For a totally relaxing vacation, I would say my favorite spot is Hawaii, Honolulu or Maui, I’m not picky;) but I do love endlessly exploring New York City as well!

As for the color, all of them are stunning, but the aqua sky makes my heart skip a bit!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Annette said...

I love Disney, so that’s a great vacation for me! nd I love that Ice colour!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Jamie Boros said...

I would take any possible vacation anywhere. As long as its away from home and there is someone there to give me a break from my high needs son, I’m in!

I am in LOVE with the ice mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Roni said...

My favorite place for vacation is New York or Paris – 2 of my favorite cities in the whole world!!

And I loved the Majestic Yellow one :-)

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Rachel said...

Our favorite vacation destination is Maui. Experiencing the sunrise on Haleakala is amazing!

Love the pink mixer! :)

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Fangyen said...

I love Bali… n love Aqua Sky <3<3<3

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Alexis said...

I’ve never been on a vacation that I can just relax on; I don’t think I could do something like that anyways. My favorite vacation location is actually tied between two places. I love Florida, specifically, Disney World; I’m a real Disney geek. The second is Italy. It’s just so pretty and there’s so much culture and history. (Not to mention that I have family there…so…)
That Ice KitchenAid is lovely. It would clash with my kitchen color scheme–they all would–but it’s just so cute.

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Irma said...

My favourite place to go on vcation will be South France!! and I love the pink mixer!!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Mary said...

I love to cook and bake for family and friends. for vacation, snorkeling anywhere…Caribbean, Florida, Hawaii, the hit tub! I’m digging the yellow one!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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TayLyn said...

Hmm … When I have a vacation, I enjoy relaxing at home and doing some baking or something else creative … I love the Ice colored mixer! Thanks for all your awesome baking ideas!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Season said...

Destin, FL and Sedona, AZ
PISTACHIO!!!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Glory said...

Favorite vacation spot by far is back home, Atlantic City on the beach!!

Pink of course!

April 22, 2013 12:38 AM
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Ginger said...

Hawaii during whale watching season is by far my favorite place. The pistachio mixer is the exact color of my kitchen walls, it is calling my name…..

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Alicia S said...

Disneyland!!

The Majestic Yellow mixer is my favorite!

Thank you for a great giveaway!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Claudia said...

My favorite place to go to is Mall of America because that is my son’s favorite place. White mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Alonso Aragon said...

On vacation I always enjoy a beach with the family. I love the silver metallic mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Laura Stoes said...

I could name many places but looking forward to a trip to Idaho this summer..renting a house in the mountains…lake, relaxing, laughing, wine and friends. White…classic

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Meredith said...

I just had my first vacation to the Bahamas and loved it, Hopefully it will become a tradition! I love the aqua sky and crystal blue ones!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Angela said...

I can’t wait for summer bike rides down the river trail or around our local lake!
My favorite color is the aqua sky! So pretty!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Kathryn said...

My favorite thing to do on vacation is wander local, non-touristy areas and look for unique shops or places to eat. Antique shops in random cities have better souvenirs than any airport! As for a pastel, I pick pink. I always pick pink.

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Jodie said...

My favourite place to vacation is Tasmania, Australia

A place where people are still genuinely lovely, manners come naturally and the views are breathtaking ?

Picking a colour is hard, they are all so lovely but I think the Aqua Sky is calling my name :)

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Cynthia said...

I love to go to Colorado! The Rocky Mountains are beautiful. Ouray is a great spot because of the hot springs and it is nestled right in the mountains!
I really want the Pistachio or Aqua Sky…can’t decide!!
Thanks for a chance to win!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Christine Kassel said...

Disney World with my son! Pink..definitely pink. :-)

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Janis Keener said...

I would love to vacation in Italy with my hubby of 30 years. I have my eye on the pink mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Elisa said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is anywhere my family is!!! Trying out foods that are local to the region we are visiting. Majestic Yellow is so beautiful! Reminds me of Sunny Summer days and Lemonade!!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Danielle said...

I love visiting Eastern Washington and that Aqua Sky is giving me shivers!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Jennifer said...

My favorite thing to do on vacation is to lounge around on the beach!!!!

I love the silver metallic ne!!!!!!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Pammie said...

Anywhere on a beach, preferrably the ocean, beautiful sand, palm trees, sun and my Chris. I would love the PINK one!!! :D Thanks for having this!!!!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Adam said...

My favorite trips are simply to visit my friends and family (including my new niece) near Chicago. I’ve missed them since moving to California.

Silver metallic, please. Thanks!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Alejandra said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is the beach any beach but the closest to us South Padre Island in Tx.

as for the mixer i love the majestic yellow

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Karen said...

I love to visit small historic towns. To spend the day eating at new restaurants and visiting antique shops. My favorite mixer is Ice.

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Diane Banta said...

I LOVE to vacation at the New Jersey shore. I hope to get there this year if only to support. I love the Ice color!!!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Ashley said...

I really enjoy visiting Chicago! I love the ice color!

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Bronwyn Manley said...

My Nannys farm, it’s relaxing for me and my son loves it :) Crystal blue :)

April 22, 2013 12:39 AM
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Jen W said...

My favorite place to go on vacation is Fort Bragg, CA and I love the pink mixer :)

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Jennifer said...

My favorite thing to do on vacation is to wander with no schedule or plan. Love that aqua sky mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Isis said...

my favourite place to go on vaction doesn’t matter as long as i am with my family. i would love to win the crystal blue one please :)

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Eli said...

My favorite place to go on vacations is the mountain! I love it! The peace, the quietness.. it’s awesome! But, i would love go to Europe and USA… A girl can dream right? :D I really like majestic yellow! :D

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Maya said...

My favorite place is wherever my family is at :)

LOVED the Pink :D

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Adi said...

Definitely NYC!!! but not in the summer ::) its to hot there
i would love to win the pink :)

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Christine said...

What’s your favorite thing to do or place to go on vacation?

My favorite place to go on vacation is the forests in Washington state. They are so incredibly beautiful.

~Aqua Sky~

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Lexie said...

Savannah Georgia! Ice is a beautiful color!

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Jenn said...

My favorite place to vacation is anywhere with my family! :) I love the Crystal Blue mixer!

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Tylatha said...

I love going to Colorado on vacation. Nothink like waking up to a beautiful mountain view.
Oh and I love the pink mixer.

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Chemicalpink said...

My favorite place to go on vacation can vary, but I like hiding in a B&B in a small town for a weekend. Particularly if the town has a lot of local artisan shops and the like.

And Pistachio!

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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kristy Hutchinson said...

For vacation I would love to sleep in then just do fun activities all day long such a trip to the beach, and go to a water park with my son. I love the pink mixer, actually I love all of them!!:)

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Jacqui said...

Omg dying over that ice color, I need it!!

The favorite place I have been on vacation so far has been Aruba – absolutely gorgeous!

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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Shanna said...

Fave place to vacation is Paris! Can’t wait to go again, this time with my daughter!
And I love the silver metallic color

April 22, 2013 12:40 AM
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