Sunday, December 18, 2011

The last five signings and some gift sets, too.

The last five book and kit signings were such a blast. When I started the book tour the end of last year I had no idea how much fun they would be and how much I would miss meeting you guys when they were all over. Thank you so much to everyone that came out to one of the 20+ signings. Along the way I have tried to get pictures of everyone that came by to say hi and also recap each city on the site. This time I combined the last several cities in one big giant post.

San Francisco, Orlando, Phoenix, San Diego and Austin.

There are a few photos from each city below as well as slideshows of all the photos from each. Feel free to use any of the pics from flickr if you find one of yourself.

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It was so great starting off the signings at Chronicle Books Headquarters in San Francisco. Say hi to Emily. She designed the kit and the notecards box sets. So so cute.

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There’s nothing like watching the excitement on little ones faces when they look through the book. It’s still such a gift for me to see.

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There were lots of fun and friendly faces in San Francisco.

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Like sweet Melissa of Best Friends for Frosting. She did a little interview with me while she was there.

Here’s the San Francisco Slideshow…

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The Barnes and Noble in Orlando brought more friendly faces.

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Like my friend Robyn from Add a Pinch. She lives out of state, but made time during her family Disney vacation to stop by. She really is the super sweetest.

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And here’s Julie from The Little Kitchen. So glad to see your smiling face!

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I just want to take a minute to thank everyone at all the signings over the last year or so that brought such sweet gifts to share.

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You guys made me feel so special through your many talents and your kind words. I can think of several right now that even brought tears. Sweet happy tears.

Thank you. Thank you from the bottom of my happy heart.

Here’s the Orlando Slideshow…

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The Phoenix Barnes and Noble was a lot of fun, too.

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These girls were a blast. They were a great group of bloggers that all came to the event together.

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Cute suede shoes. Guess which ones are mine.

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I met Amy of Amy Miller Designs. She makes faux cupcake ornaments and shipped some special cake pop ornaments for me a while ago. And look at these Muppets she brought to the signing. They are faux Muppet Cake Pops. And they are fantastic! I need to take a better pic and share it on Twitter.

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This is Jennifer. Check out her site if you make lots and lots of cake pops at a time. She has a cake ball roller that could help you out.

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It’s Phoenix. We had to have some cactus cake pops of course. Excellent use of white jimmies, Arianna!

Here’s the Phoenix Slideshow…

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San Diego. Yay!

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Check out Kris. She makes the fantastic hot air balloon cake pops and much more.

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And look at these Marshmallow Treats by Alejandra. Amazing.

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Look at this cutie pie!

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Hi there little one. So glad to meet you and your mom and learn what we have in common. Big big hug!

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And sweet Julie from Jaybird Quilts. My mom and I had the most fun talking with you.

Here’s the San Diego Slideshow…

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The last book signing was in Austin at Book People.

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My friends Georgia Pellegrini, The Girl Hunter and Marla of Family Fresh Cooking came with me to the signing. Love you guys! We all had plans with several more bloggers the next day for a fun Girl Hunter Getaway hosted by Georgia. More on that soon.

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There was lots of signing. And some note taking, too.

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There were hugs…

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And even some extraordinary chickens.

Here’s the Austin Slideshow…

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That’s it for the signings. For now anyway. ; )

Oh, and big thanks for the awesome marquis sign, Book People. That was a nice surprise.

If you are near any of these stores (addresses here), I left behind some signed books and kits if you want to give them a call and see if there are any left.

If you aren’t near any of the stores, that’s ok, too. I thought I would do an end-of-the-year giveaway to anyone that wanted a chance to win some Cake Pops stuff.

I’m giving away five (5) Cake Pops gift sets that include:

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A signed Cake Pops book, the Cake Pops Kit and the notecards set, too.

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And if you’ve managed to make your way this far down on the post, that’s not all.

Did you know that Cake Pops is available on the iPad? That’s not very helpful unless you have an iPad though.

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So one (1) of the five winners will also win a brand new 16 gb WiFi iPad. Yay!

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Enter for a chance to win a Cake Pops Gift Set that includes a signed Cake Pops book, a Cake Pops Kit and a Cake Pops Notecard Set.

  • Five (5) winners will be chosen at random to win a gift set. One (1) of the five winners will then be selected at random and will also win a 16 gb WiFi iPad in their choice of white or black. (That means 4 gift set winners and 1 gift set plus iPad winner.) Yay!
  • To enter, just leave your answer to the following question in the comments section of this post.
  • What is the most recent gift you’ve purchased for someone?
  • Deadline to enter is Tuesday, December 20th at 8:00 P.M. ET. Sorry, Time’s Up. Winners announced below.
  • The five winners will be announced sometime Tuesday evening on this post.

Good Luck!

Note: This giveaway is completely sponsored by me. Thanks y’all!

Here are the winners of the Cake Pops Gift Sets. Each of you will get a book, a kit and a notecards set. And one of you is going to also get the iPad. YAY!

giftsetwinnersShannon T, Fenny Chandra, Alicia, Jennifer B and Tara. Congratulations on the Cake Pops Stuff!

Now for the big winner. After a random drawing, Shannon T – you win the iPad, too!

Hope you have fun with it.


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sarah said...

i bought my husband some christmas-themed boxers today. romantic, i know.

ps i’m making your red velvet sandwich cookies right now. they are a family favorite! i even made them for our wedding rehearsal dinner. thanks for the amazing recipe!

December 18, 2011 10:49 PM
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Nicole said...

My baby girl just had her 5 year birthday party! I bought her some cool Twinkle Toes boots:)

December 18, 2011 10:49 PM
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Katie said...

A boring scarf was the last gift I bought! I’m crocheting a matching hat though.

:)

December 18, 2011 10:49 PM
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Tiffany Horton said...

I bought my dad a gps!

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Courtney said...

The last gift I purchased were sleds for my kids. I think they will make wintertime just that much more fun!!

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Darcy said...

Late last week, I bought some tins for all my Christmas cookies. I had the kids go hand them out to the neighbors this weekend!

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Anita Boeira said...

What is the most recent gift you’ve purchased for someone?

I have bought so many gifts this past month, I don’t even know how to answer this! Okay, the very last I bought was a box of Brazilian chocolates for my boyfriend’s dad and brother. But the very first gift I bought this Holiday season was a Kindle fire for my boyfriend, and that thing has been sitting under the three for more than a month now, and I can’t wait for hm to open it!

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Jordan said...

I bought my niece a Kewpie doll!

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Kathy Burns said...

One of the last gifts I bought was baking supplies for my niece & nephew. My daughter lives with them and states that my niece makes great brownies, but never has the right pan to make them in. I also included cupcake pans, baking sheets, spatulas and a few cake mixes and brownie mixes. Hope they think the gift is a good one! When I told my daughter I didn’t thaink it was such a great gift for my nephew, she said “who do you think eats all the goodies she likes to make?” She had a good point :)

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Kim d. said...

Just bought some last minute Ohio State sweatshirts for my boys. Although a cake pop kit might be another last minute gift, my boys love to make cake pops, love to eat them even more!

December 18, 2011 10:50 PM
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Meghan @ Domestic Sugar said...

The most recent Gift I bought should be a secret, but since I know that the giftee is too young to read: I bought a ‘tooth fairy’ costume for a special little girl :) She truly wants to be a tooth-fairy when she is older.

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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alex m said...

A Nook for my husband

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Emily said...

A Shutterfly calendar for my mom.

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Emily said...

Just finished purchasing the last of my kiddos Christmas presents. One of them was a cool karaoke machine for my 7 year old.

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Pam G said...

A wooden train set for my kids for Christmas.

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Kristin said...

I purchased a new dress for my mom’s Xmas present!

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Kelleelyn said...

The most recent gift I purchased was a huge stack of about 10 different fast food gift cards for my husband… I try to prevent him from eating at those places as much as possible {for his own good of course} so Santa is giving him the gift of grease this year!

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Leslie said...

That looks like a blast! Wish I could meet you for one of your signings! I’m showing off the skills I’ve learned from this site with a cake pop masterpiece for my Christmas staff party!

Oh, and for the question, the last present I picked up was a jam and shortbread set for my Grandparents! (and maybe for me to try too)

December 18, 2011 10:51 PM
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Beth said...

Some small play horses for my little horse crazy girl!!

Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2011 10:52 PM
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Cecily said...

The last gift I got for someone was a Star Trek calender for my Mom. It’s her favorite show.

December 18, 2011 10:52 PM
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Amanda said...

I just bought my mom an automatic floor cleaner. It goes around the house sweeping and mopping for you. I just know she’ll love it!

P.S. I’m in the process of making Cake Balls for my friends, they MADE me make them for Christmas in between my crazing cookie baking schedule!

December 18, 2011 10:52 PM
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Elle said...

I bought a mug and a Christmas towel for my boss. :)

December 18, 2011 10:53 PM
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Leela said...

The last gift I bought was a gift card for my friends. I wanted their gift this year to be something of a date night so their are chocolates and a gift card to their favorite restaurant. I’m doing something similar for my parents too! Every couple could use a little together time. ^_^

December 18, 2011 10:53 PM
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Kalyn Waller said...

I purchased a hat for my sister!

December 18, 2011 10:53 PM
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Perri Budd said...

I just bought a Nike sweatshirt in Georgia bulldog colors for my sweet little cousin. He is an avid sports fan

December 18, 2011 10:53 PM
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Emily =D said...

I bought my mom and step-mom some goodies from the Body Shop!

December 18, 2011 10:53 PM
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Laura said...

The last gift I bought was fuzzy pink boot slippers for my sister!

December 18, 2011 10:53 PM
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Julia said...

The last gift I bought was the book Hungry Planet for my mom!

December 18, 2011 10:54 PM
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Ella said...

I bought fleece and made a bacon scarf for my BFF. She’s addicted to the stuff.

December 18, 2011 10:55 PM
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ali.b said...

I just bought a watch for my niece and a messenger bag for my brother-in-law Thank you for your lovely blog!

December 18, 2011 10:55 PM
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Kaisa O said...

I bought my son the cutest animal books and a little leap frog laptop… I can’t wait for him to see it. He is going to love it!

December 18, 2011 10:55 PM
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Tish said...

I didn’t purchase any gifts this year, I’m making them all! The last thing I made was a set of wine glass charms for my parents, so they can stop arguing over whose glass is whose!

December 18, 2011 10:55 PM
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chaesq said...

a book that my brother’s been wanting to read!!!

December 18, 2011 10:56 PM
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Ree said...

Just bought my hubby some Sanuks from Zappos 5 min ago!!

December 18, 2011 10:56 PM
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Carrie said...

Spa gift card for sister-in-law

December 18, 2011 10:57 PM
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Katie said...

I just bought Bananagrams for my husband (and myself :) for Christmas.

December 18, 2011 10:58 PM
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KristyMN said...

Most recent gift I bought was a green sweater for my husband. :) What an awesome giveaway! I hope I win. Looks like you have lots of fun at your signings. Yay!

December 18, 2011 10:58 PM
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April said...

Today I got some cute hats for my kids that were crocheted by my friend…I can’t wait for them to see them!

December 18, 2011 10:58 PM
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Cathy said...

i bought a nook for my sister for her birthday

December 18, 2011 10:58 PM
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Nikki said...

I just bought 2 tickets to a Chicago Bulls game for my parents! =)

December 18, 2011 10:59 PM
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the emily said...

I’m guessing the pink are yours? Awesome shoes. I purchased a Kindle for my husband yesterday. I think I want it more than he does so I might steal it after Christmas. :) Merry Christmas!!!

December 18, 2011 10:59 PM
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Tobie said...

A jar of lingonberry sauce from a swedish shop for a friend. She really likes the stuff!

December 18, 2011 10:59 PM
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Saskia said...

Golf balls for my brother-in-law

December 18, 2011 10:59 PM
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Andrea said...

Hi, I bought my newborn daughter some socks that look like shoes. She is 3 months old so this Christmas will be lots of presents from both sets of grandparents.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a relaxing break.

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Melissa said...

A fun apple and pomegranate basket with a jar of orange blackberry honey! Would like to get an iPad! Thanks!

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Donna Z. said...

I bought my sister a digital camera.

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Tina said...

The last thing I bought was a purse for my sister-in-law for Christmas. That girl looooves her purses. ; )
I’ve read your blog for so long. You were the first I encountered. I’m thrilled for you and your amazing success. You’ve spread a lot of joy with your cake pop creations. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!
Happy Christmas and all the best to you in 2012~
Tina

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Leah said...

The last gift I bought was a box of jellied fruit slices. I looked everywhere local for them but ended up ordering. You can buy them by the pound at most candy stores but i needed a packaged box.

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Rita said...

A sweater for my brother-in-law. Merry! Merry!

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Jessica said...

Some glow in the dark necklaces and bracelets for my daughter’s stocking! Thank you so much for the generous giveaway!!

December 18, 2011 11:00 PM
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Angie R. said...

Let me think…some items from Starbucks for our Secret Santa gift exchange. Merry Christmas!

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Deborah Pruden said...

I just purchased a sweater and shirt for my husband. Thanks for the give away!
Deborah

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Debra L. said...

A digital picture viewer for my mother in law

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Ashley said...

I bought my almost 2 year old little girl a pink play kitchen! I might be more excited about it then she will be!

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Andrea said...

I bought my father a gift card for his XMas gift, he was the last one I had to take care of to be completely done with shopping!

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Laura said...

Melissa and Doug toys for my son! The one I can’t wait to play with is a sandwich kit! http://www.melissaanddoug.com/sandwich-making-set-felt-play-food

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Andrea Worley said...

So much fun meeting you in Phoenix!!

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Melanie Ross said...

A Lowe’s gift card.

December 18, 2011 11:01 PM
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Jennifer said...

The book “The Night Circus” for my grandmother-in-law. Thanks for the chance to win!

December 18, 2011 11:02 PM
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Colleen said...

a football jersey for my brother!

December 18, 2011 11:02 PM
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BrassyDel said...

I bought a dress shirt for my husband because being an adult is awesome like that.

December 18, 2011 11:02 PM
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Mia said...

I bought a couple of Thomas the train – trains for my 2 year old. He carries them with him where ever he goes!

December 18, 2011 11:02 PM
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Emily said...

Most recently I bought a book for my husband’s step brother’s son. What? Yes.

December 18, 2011 11:03 PM
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Domanique said...

I haven’t bought any gifts yet this year, I have been attempting a homemade Christmas and it has be so fun. So I have made homemade marshmallows and hot chocolate for friends. And aprons for all my girls and marshmallows guns for guys. Indoor snowball fights and snowman kits for the kiddos. It has been a blast… now onto making husbands art kits.

December 18, 2011 11:03 PM
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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie said...

The last gift I bought was actually yarn for scarves that I’m making for Christmas. Do raw materials count? LOL

December 18, 2011 11:03 PM
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Lindsay said...

On Friday I bought a few kids books for my best friend for Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway Bakerella, have a happy holidays!

December 18, 2011 11:03 PM
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Sandra Tran said...

I just bought a cricut machine for my sister :) can’t wait to give it to her!!

December 18, 2011 11:04 PM
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Deborah said...

I just bought a huge battery powered tool kit for my husband. Ugh. So unoriginal!

December 18, 2011 11:04 PM
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Amanda W. said...

A gift card. Not too exciting, but it was for the in-laws who are hard to buy for!

December 18, 2011 11:04 PM
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Kali C. said...

I just bought some cute wine glasses from Pier 1 for some friends!

December 18, 2011 11:04 PM
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shawn said...

Great Post! – I just bought my last gift! a gift card for my brother-in-law… I like that he’s easy like that! Thanks for the giveaway!
Still praying for your continued good health! God Bless!

December 18, 2011 11:04 PM
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Mike said...

I bought my wife a pair of delightful Birkenstocks, thanks!

December 18, 2011 11:04 PM
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sam said...

A feel good kit for my stepdad who has just started chemo and radiation for cancer

December 18, 2011 11:05 PM
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Jessica said...

I got my daughter an adorable sweater dress from H&M today!

December 18, 2011 11:05 PM
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pjmesser said...

Yesterday I bought a dear friend an advent calendar. I had no idea she didn’t have one- or I would have bought it earlier!
Everyone needs an advent calendar :)

HOoray for all the book signings

December 18, 2011 11:05 PM
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Tracy said...

I bought some reusable straws for my mom! :) Thanks Bakerella!!!!!!

December 18, 2011 11:05 PM
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Dawn said...

I bought my parents a copy of the game Apples to Apples. Mostly so I can play it with them when I go over there, but we’ll just consider it the gift that keeps on giving.

December 18, 2011 11:05 PM
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Megan Swartz said...

The last thing I bought was a video game for my brother. I hope I win! Merry Christmas :)

December 18, 2011 11:06 PM
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Mariam said...

I gave my nephew a cookbook so he could help plan meals!

December 18, 2011 11:06 PM
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Vivanie said...

A super cute wallet for my best friend!!

December 18, 2011 11:06 PM
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PD said...

Just bought some sweaters for my boyfriend. Thanks for the giveaway!

December 18, 2011 11:06 PM
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PJ said...

Bought a fitted ladies fit jersey for dear daughter…all she wanted.

December 18, 2011 11:06 PM
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Bakerella Fan said...

The most recent gifts I’ve given would be a digital photo frame for my grandparents that contains over 500 photos! And also a dozen holiday themed cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake. I have the sweetest grandparents and therefore thought that these two gifts would be super fitting :D

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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Heather said...

The last gift I bought for someone was some of my favorite spatulas to give with a cookbook for a Christmas gift. Thanks for the great giveaway!

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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Krystal K. said...

I just bought my niece a pair of jeans, a jacket and a shirt from her favorite store for Christmas!!

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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Heidi T said...

I bought cheese for my husband for Christmas! He loves all kinds of stinky cheeses!

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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Melody M. said...

A new set of blocks and a big wooden truck for my 22 month old son. I can’t wait for Christmas morning!

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo said...

completely age inappropriate toy Elmo for my teen son because it will make him happy. And that is what is most important, right?

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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kate C. said...

a head lamp for my MIL!

December 18, 2011 11:07 PM
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Jillian said...

My final gift–an octopus-themed mug for my best friend!

December 18, 2011 11:08 PM
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BJ said...

I just bought an iPod Shuffle for my sister!

December 18, 2011 11:08 PM
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Donna Parry said...

A nerf gun for my daughter. But a cake pops book is sure on my good girl list.

December 18, 2011 11:08 PM
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Regina said...

I bought my brother-in-law a few pairs of fancy socks!

December 18, 2011 11:08 PM
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Vanessa said...

Wool to crochet scarves for my parents! :)

December 18, 2011 11:09 PM
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fran said...

a humidifier for my sick brother!

December 18, 2011 11:09 PM
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Diana said...

Lotions for my mom.

December 18, 2011 11:09 PM
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Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

legos!!

December 18, 2011 11:10 PM
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Jamie b said...

I just bought a few ornaments for my parents. :)

December 18, 2011 11:10 PM
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Rachael L. said...

I just purchased fancy running shorts for my wonderful, athletic, and inspiring sister. Happy Holidays to you!

December 18, 2011 11:10 PM
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Sarah said...

I just purchased the last of the Christmas gifts for family — books for my nieces and nephew!

December 18, 2011 11:11 PM
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