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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Jessica K. said...

The last gift I bought was the book Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty for my sister-in-law, who’s into fashion design. Hope she likes it!

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

The last gift I bought was an Alaskan hunting DVD for my older brother, an avid outdoors-man and hunter. You are so sweet for being so generous, Bakerella! It warms my heart :)

December 18, 2011 11:11 PM
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Ami S. said...

I purchased some Dr. Who DVDs for my brother. But not just any DVDs, I had to order them from Amazon UK, because they were episodes that aired in the 1970s, and you can’t buy them in the US. I think Dr. Who cakepops would be adorable.

December 18, 2011 11:11 PM
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Cathy said...

Scarves :)

December 18, 2011 11:11 PM
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Jackie Parkins said...

Some clothes for my daughter so she could attend a wedding with her boyfriend. I thought she needed something besides jeans!

December 18, 2011 11:12 PM
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Kassie B said...

I bought my little boys each a jacket from lands end for fabulous prices.

December 18, 2011 11:12 PM
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Jennifer said...

I bought some stocking stuffers for my almost 2 year old daughter- a set of 3 mushroom Kaleidoscopes and some water flutes to play with in the bath tub. Random!

December 18, 2011 11:12 PM
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niki said...

I bought my boyfriend some goodies from J. Crew!

December 18, 2011 11:13 PM
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Siew said...

My most recent gift purchase was a pair of cross country ski mitts for my daughter to keep her warm this season.

December 18, 2011 11:13 PM
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Megan said...

A Kindle for my mom (shhhh… don’t tell!)

December 18, 2011 11:13 PM
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Sarah said...

That Extraordinary Chickens book for my sister-in-law :)

December 18, 2011 11:13 PM
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Tori M. said...

I bought a pizza-making kit for my cousin’s girlfriend and an automatic candy dispenser for my dad.

December 18, 2011 11:13 PM
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Stephanie said...

The last gift I bought was a tripod for my friend!

December 18, 2011 11:13 PM
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Korine said...

I have a friend who loves to bake so I purchased her one of those brownie pans where everyone gets a brownie with edges.

December 18, 2011 11:14 PM
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chris said...

A beautiful charm bracelet from Brighton.

December 18, 2011 11:14 PM
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Hillary Fetzner said...

I got a bunch of goodies for a ‘cozy comfort’ gift basket for my good friend.

Thanks for sharing your cute blog and your positive and generous spirit with all of us. All the best in 2012!

December 18, 2011 11:14 PM
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Rebecca W. said...

I just bought my mom a gorgeous necklace today, but yesterday I bought my best friend your book! We absolutely love baking together and I can’t wait to try out some of your recipes!

December 18, 2011 11:14 PM
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Christa said...

A toy dinosaur for my son!

December 18, 2011 11:14 PM
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Joy said...

Today I bought some scarves for my mom and sisters for Christmas.

December 18, 2011 11:15 PM
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Rachel Dallaire said...

I just bought my husband a thinline Bible so he doesn’t have to carry around his study Bible anymore. :-)

December 18, 2011 11:15 PM
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Stephanie said...

Congrats on the success of the book signing (I’m sad I missed you in Orlando)! The most recent gift I purchased was a pair of Hello Kitty slippers for my lil sis. Thanks for your generosity with this giveaway Bakerella! Happy Holidays!

December 18, 2011 11:15 PM
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Brittany said...

I just purchased some running socks for my boyfriend’s mother and a cookbook for a friend. One more gift for the boyfriend’s mother and we’re good to go!

December 18, 2011 11:15 PM
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Heather said...

I bought yards and yards of flannel yesterday to sew the children p.j. ‘s for Christmas – I know I am running short on time, but I think I’ll manage! They love new p.j.’s for Christmas and have informed me that it is ‘tradition’ LOL! Lovely giveaway – thanks for the chance to enter!

December 18, 2011 11:16 PM
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Robin Porter said...

I bought gift cards from Best Buy for my son and son-in-law. Merry Christmas!! When are you coming to Tulsa?

December 18, 2011 11:16 PM
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Melinda said...

Tonight I snagged some silver glitter shoes for my daughter to complete her princess outfit. I’ll pass on the princess outfit but I wish the shoes came in my size :)

December 18, 2011 11:16 PM
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Kelley said...

I bought a play-doh set and play-doh for my son. Can’t wait for him to open it up on Christmas morning!

December 18, 2011 11:16 PM
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Monica said...

I just bought Crayola Pipsqueaks markers for my niece who loves to draw & a Winston Rod fishing hat for my husband.

December 18, 2011 11:17 PM
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Lesley Bell said...

Madden 2012 for PS3 for Hubby :) and a little something for myself… (peace and quiet)

December 18, 2011 11:17 PM
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Linda said...

A Transformer for my son. He’ll love it, I just hope that I can figure out how to transform it for him.

December 18, 2011 11:18 PM
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Chelsea W said...

A fork! It sounds crazy, but I’m planning on making some fork jewelry for my sister in law.

December 18, 2011 11:18 PM
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Pamela Dharamsi said...

Joyeux Noel! from Canada! My most recent gift purchased was a pair of Dr. Scholl’s suede slippers for my sister who is expecting her first baby. Can’t beat Dr. Scholl’s for those tired, swollen feet!

Have a sweet holiday!

Pamela

December 18, 2011 11:19 PM
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Irene C. said...

Thanks for the lovely post!

I bought a Shiatsu massage chair cushion for the hubby!

December 18, 2011 11:19 PM
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Erin said...

A watch for my future sister-in-law!

December 18, 2011 11:19 PM
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Jackie L said...

Grocery Gift Cards for some friends :) Boring, but needed.
Thanks for the chance !!!

December 18, 2011 11:20 PM
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Jackie M. Sanchez said...

I bought my sister a Texas shaped waffle maker that she’s been wanting. :D

December 18, 2011 11:20 PM
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Ericka said...

The last gift I bought was for our dog. . . a cute little blue hooded sweatshirt to keep her warm while she’s jumping through the snow :)

December 18, 2011 11:20 PM
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Marilyn said...

I bought a crockpot cookbook for my 25 year old daughter.

December 18, 2011 11:20 PM
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Jennifer said...

I bought my daughter an iPod. That’s what she wanted for Christmas.

December 18, 2011 11:21 PM
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Natalie Bradford said...

I just bought a sweater for my sister!

December 18, 2011 11:21 PM
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Amy B. said...

We just bought pocket knives yesterday for our Boy Scout sons.

December 18, 2011 11:21 PM
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Jenny said...

I just bought my mom a custom recipe book from paper coterie. I hope it gets here in time! Thanks for the chance to win.

December 18, 2011 11:21 PM
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Kylene said...

i bought two pairs of “wicked good slippers” from L.L. Bean just this morning! one pair for my father-in-law who has icebergs for feet and one pair for my mother who loves house slippers :)

December 18, 2011 11:22 PM
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Danielle B. said...

Harry & David pears for my folks!

December 18, 2011 11:22 PM
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Debbie said...

haha…..today I bought a dozen fancy doughnuts for a family that I care about!

December 18, 2011 11:23 PM
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Helen said...

I bought a large glass (with lid) candy jar for my daughter for storing her cookie cutters.

December 18, 2011 11:23 PM
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Cindee said...

A Pink Hairdryer for my 14 yr old for Christmas.

December 18, 2011 11:23 PM
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Danielle S said...

a pair of furry slippers for my sister!

December 18, 2011 11:23 PM
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Julie Bracken said...

The last gift that I bought was a gift for my sister in law, a new bike:) I am sure that she will love it. I hope that you have a great new year and keep the fun posts coming, I love reading them!

December 18, 2011 11:23 PM
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Tiff said...

The last gift I bought is a surprise train for my husband.

December 18, 2011 11:23 PM
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Jordan said...

Photos of my toddler for her grandparents.

December 18, 2011 11:24 PM
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Lisa K said...

Ingredients to make truffles for friends, neighbors and my kids teachers :-)

December 18, 2011 11:24 PM
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Jaime said...

I purchased tickets to a show for my parents to say thank you for all they do for us! We have a 3 yr old and a 3 month old who are both full of energy :)

December 18, 2011 11:24 PM
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Monica said...

The las gift i bought was a brazalet charm from pandora to my mom :)

December 18, 2011 11:24 PM
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Jaime hemmert said...

Gift card for my sister!

December 18, 2011 11:25 PM
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Traci said...

I just bought my Dad a fleece Columbia jacket. I am now officially done Christmas shopping! Yay!

December 18, 2011 11:25 PM
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Kris said...

I just finished getting everything for my brother’s gift. He can’t do sweets right now, so I went savoury. He’s getting ingredients for Korean spicy pork, a homemade chili powder, Moroccan spice mix, etc.

December 18, 2011 11:25 PM
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Glinda said...

I just bought my son headphones.

December 18, 2011 11:25 PM
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Jeanne said...

I purchased some local honey to send to my family on the other side of the country!

December 18, 2011 11:25 PM
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Tracy Burkett said...

I bought a beeper for your car keys today for my hubby who can never find his keys :)

December 18, 2011 11:26 PM
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Marie Aquino said...

Today was my son’s 7th bday. I got him some toys (Ben 10 and Star Wars) .

December 18, 2011 11:26 PM
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Katie said...

I just found a completely perfect book–The Heroine’s Bookshelf–and inscribed it for one of my girlfriends who’s an author. One of those gifts I think will be really memorable and fitting.

December 18, 2011 11:27 PM
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Karrah said...

I bought my dad an awesome Vespa coffee cup and an assortment of different coffee to try out in his new coffee press :-)

December 18, 2011 11:27 PM
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HeyRaiRai said...

I bought my friend’s daughter a Hello Kitty manicure set! =)

December 18, 2011 11:27 PM
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Stephanie said...

I bought my husband a blu-ray player for his birthday today.

December 18, 2011 11:28 PM
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Kathy said...

Let’s Rock Elmo

December 18, 2011 11:28 PM
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Anne said...

I made a reversed appliqué t-shirt as a gift for my daughter’s girl scout leader.

December 18, 2011 11:28 PM
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lynneth said...

I just bought my boyfriend a pea coat for Christmas.

December 18, 2011 11:29 PM
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Whitney W said...

I bought 2 children’s toy sets for my 4 1/2 month old twin boys. The kind that have all the balls that pop out and you can place the ball in the top of a slide and it swirls down to the ball popper. I think they are going to love it!!

December 18, 2011 11:29 PM
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Michelle said...

Hiking pans for my brother

December 18, 2011 11:29 PM
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Kimberly Hicks said...

I purchased a bird house kit so that my 6 year old daughter could create a bird house for my 90 year old grandmother.

December 18, 2011 11:29 PM
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Elizabeth said...

Well, technically I made the most recent present. My roommate loves s’mores, so I made her s’mores truffles.

December 18, 2011 11:29 PM
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Jillian Marie said...

perfume for my mother

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Carlene A. said...

I bought my husband one of those blank little figures to draw on. And we bought my father-in-law a Freemason Ritual book from 1963, he’s been a Mason for years, and we couldn’t help but pick it up!

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Megan Shady said...

Yesterday, I bought a bone the size of my dogs head for him for christmas

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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kim said...

I recently bought bought some cute, fashionable boots for my 11 year old daughter. She will be over the moon excited. as always, love your blog.

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Rosemarie said...

What an amazing giveaway! Thank you!

The last gift I bought was for my 5-year-old twin daughter’s stockings. They love scotch tape. They are obsessed with taping their projects and different scraps of paper. Hence, they are constantly stealing my tape! I bought them a TON of their own. They are going to love it. :)

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Carolyn said...

Art kits for our foster baby’s two bio sisters.

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Melanie said...

I bought my kid a whole bunch of diecast cars from Cars 2. I’ll probably be stepping on them a lot!

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Amy said...

I got my mommy a book by Charlaine Harris (the True Blood author), I got my daddy a PIttsburgh Steelers shirt and my brother a movie!

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Andie said...

i bought a george forman grill for my boyfriend.

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Allison Waken said...

I bought some Legos for my boys. But with a house of 2 boys what else is new ;) I’m SO sad I missed going out with the Phoenix bloggers – they ARE a great bunch of girls and so much fun!

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Kim said...

I just bought a new bread making book for my mom.

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Sara @ Mom Endeavors said...

A picnic table for my boys! :)
So fun to see the Phoenix pics up on the site! We all had such a great night! :)

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Marina(the baker) said...

The last thing I bought was a christmas mug for my mom because she recently lost some of her mugs. Shhh! Don’t tell..

December 18, 2011 11:30 PM
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Jackie said...

Just two days ago i bought an awesome necklace with matching earring for my sister. Hopefully i win!!!

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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EBPitcher said...

Hmmm…I think the last Christmas present I bought was a grocery store gift card for the family my Bible Study group adopted.

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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Karyn said...

Just bought my daughter another Lalaloopsy doll… As if the 4 she has isn’t enough!

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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Carrie G. said...

I bought my husband’s gift certificate at the Guitar store for Guitar lessons :)

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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StefanieD said...

I bought a Canon digital camera for my mother in law (we went in with my brother/sister in law). She is going to be so excited. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a great 2012!

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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Rachel K said...

I found Star Wars chocolate coins for my boys stockings!

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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Joanna said...

Just helped (along with ALOT of others) to pay for a Dad’s plane ticket so he could be there for his sons surgery along with his Mom :) Santa comes in all shapes and sizes!

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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Amy Conrad said...

Bought clothes for our son.

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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AlisonA said...

Gift cards for my sisters :)

December 18, 2011 11:31 PM
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Jerickson said...

I just purchased light saber chop sticks for my sisters boyfriend who loves star wars :)

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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Donna Collins said...

I bought an electric toothbrush for my son and the Star Wars Blu-ray series for hubby.
You look fabulous, Angie! Thanks so much for all of your amazing inspiration!

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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Kasey H. said...

I bought my mom a book on Native American Sign Language (she’s a sign language interpreter and has a love of all things Native American) and a pair of Petoskey Stone earrings for Christmas :)

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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Jamie Harrison said...

I bought a book of Elvis’ favorite recipes for my mom, it was called “Are You Hungry Tonight?”

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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Jennifer said...

I just ordered an Angry Birds messenger bag for my son. The pictures on it will be good models for the Angry Birds cake pops we’re going to try to make!

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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April Hudson said...

just purchased some little trees for my daughters Scene-A-Rama. :-) Merry Christmas to you!

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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Jaclyn Hartley said...

The most recent gift I bought was a Christmas gift for my kids. They will wake up Christmas morning to the cutest little beagle puppy named Blitzen! =)

December 18, 2011 11:32 PM
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