“Favorite Things” …

I am so excited about today’s giveaway because it is super personal… as in, I PERSONALLY picked out everything in the package and am personally mailing it to you as well :) And it is some of my personal “Favorite Things!”

It’s that gift giving time of year again!!! If you stress over your list of loved ones, and struggle to find the perfect gift for birthdays or the holidays, fret no more.  25 creative bloggers have gathered together to share THEIR favorite things in a gift giving guide, and nearly all of the items are under $25!  This list can offer a long lasting gift guide to refer back to when you need that special gift, along with links to where you can get them.   Sometimes, giving a practical household item is just as exciting as the extravagant gift you are stress-fully looking for, but we also have super cutesy and impractical, too!

 Here’s what to do: 

  • Take a quick glance at the gift collage below
  • Scroll to the bottom to see mine up close with details and links to buy my favorite items
  • Enter to win my gift basket at the giveaway below
  • HOP to all of the other sites to enter to win their gifts!
  • Look around and enjoy the sites of the 25 creative bloggers–they will not disappoint! 

 So much fun, right?!? To view closer shopping details and links on where to purchase each basket item, simply HOP on over to the links below, where you can also enter to win the giveaway on their sites. 

1. All Things Thrifty
2. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
3. Chef in Training
4. Click it Up a Notch
5. Eighteen25
6. I Heart Nap Time
7. kojodesigns
8. Landee See, Landee Do
9. Lil’ Luna
10. Lolly Jane
11. Love the Day
12. My Sister’s Suitcase
13. Or So She Says
14. sew.craft.create.
15. Six Sisters’ Stuff
16. Tatertots and Jello
17.The Dating Divas
18.The Diary of DavesWife
19. The Girl Who Ate Everything
20. The Idea Room
21. The Pleated Poppy
22. The Savvy Photographer
23. TidyMom
24. Vintage Revivals
25.Your Homebased Mom

 Since I am a food blog, most of “my favorites” are centered around some of my favorite things in the kitchen.


Here is what my Favorite Things Gift Package includes:

1. A large mixing bowl. This is one of my most used items in my kitchen. I use it, well, for pretty much everything! From, baking to cooking, I love it!  One of the first pieces of advice my mom gave me when I got married was: “You need a good mixing bowl” So one of my gifts to you, a great large mixing bowl :)

2.  A package of Jello Vanilla Flavored instant pudding.  My FAVORITE cookies in the entire world are my Pudding Cookies.  I want you to be able to make them in your home, so I am giving you my “secret ingredient”.  You are going to LOVE these cookies! They are honestly THE BEST!

3. Toblerone Candy Bar.  This has been my favorite candy bar of all time since pretty much the beginning of time.  And this is a HUGE one, so it should last you a while! Enjoy!

4.  Wrigley’s 5 Gum-Spearmint.  My favorite gum. Ever. It lasts forever and I always have a package in my car, in my purse and in a drawer in my kitchen. A girl’s got to have her gum readily available.  You never know when your are going to need it ;-)

5. Biscoff Spread.  I can’t tell you in words just how incredible this stuff is. It my latest current addiction. I get a lot of people telling me they can’t find it where they are located, so here you go.  A jar all to your self!

6. Maybelline Full ‘N Soft Mascara. I can’t live without it.  If I can only apply one product of make-up, hands down it would be mascara. Oddly enough, and not trying to sound cocky or conceited, but I get compliments on my mascara and eyelashes weekly.  They always ask me what product I use and this is it.

7. 24 oz. of Western Family Chocolate Almond Bark. Another question I always get asked is what type of chocolate do I use to coat my truffles to get them so smooth. This is it. I love it and have a ridiculous amount in storage. I would hate to run out of it. With Christmas right around the corner and treat exchanges, you are going to want this! Trust me!

8. A wooden spoon.  Another item I use often in my kitchen. Everyone needs a good quality wooden spoon.

9. Essie Nail Polish- Merino Cool.  My current favorite nail polish color. How could you go wrong with this dark-gray purple color?! Honestly, its beautiful!

10. I am also including a $50 VISA gift card!

I know how stressful holiday shopping can be (and how expensive) so I want to help you out a little to make your holidays less stressful!

Want a chance to win my “Favorite Things” Package?!
Enter below!

***Winner outside of the US will have to pay shipping over $10***  
Good Luck! 

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  1. There is nothing better than a big bowl when baking. I haven’t tried WF’s chocolate, but I definitely will now when I make my chocolates this year. Thanks!

  2. Lori Z.

    I know that I should be excited about the Visa gift card most, but I am currently drooling thinking about a Toblerone :)

  3. Jenn Post

    Click it up a notch and Kristen Duke links are not working in the blog hop list up there^


  4. I am in LOVE with this entire idea of all of you teaming together to do these giveaways. It’s so fun to see all the FAVORITES. :) Thank you for the anticipation and giveaway.

  5. Toni Kramer-Behnke

    I am lovin this!! I found you through this giveaway & love what I have found!! Thank you so much for being in this giveaway, this is amazing!!!

  6. MaryBB

    I’m loving the mixing bowl, of which I am in desperate need. For some reason I’ve never invested in one. Of course, I can’t deny that that nail polish and Visa gift card are close seconds.

  7. Dawn S

    Great Giveaway… You have some delicious sounding recipes i can’t wait to try some out ( pulled pork yum yum! ). I think my daughter will like alot too so I’m sending her the link.

  8. Erika

    That bowl looks fabulous. My hubby keeps breaking my glass ones, that looks like it would work so much better :) Thank you for the chance to win!

  9. Sue Welsh

    I love this idea, a few of your favorites…I would love to receive something like this, and I have a fussy sister this idea will be great for!

  10. J

    Nice basket of treats. I need to go shopping with you since you can find some items I can’t in the small town I live in. Sigh. Anyhoo, please tell where you can buy the Biscoff at since I am unable to locate the product.

  11. Ellen

    Great fan of your blog and your recipes! I have to say that is a great giveaway basket and the mixing bowl is my favorite!

  12. What an awesome giveaway – and what a great reminder to follow some of your favorite blogs in different ways. Just recently started a twitter, so now I get to follow you, too =) PS love that essie color, have a similar one from a German brand.

  13. Karen Akilan

    I try at least one of your recipes a week. Love your site. I am taking your ideas and sending a care package to my only daughter in Atlanta. But I will have to include the baked pudding cookies lol

  14. Sarah

    I can’t wait to try a lot of the products you linked to! Especially the mascara, because I haven’t yet found one that really works for me. Hopefully, this is it!

  15. Megan DeLo

    Oh man what a cool basket to win!!! I think I have to say I’m most excited about the Toblerone bar. It reminds me of my fav tv show, “Friends”. LOL

    Mrs. DeLo

  16. J. Tarectecan

    Mmmm….Biscoff spread. If I don’t win your basket, I’m going to have to make it my mission to track some down! =)

  17. Jamie

    Every Chick loves the chance to try out new mascara! I would enjoy sharing the Biscoff spread with the family since we haven’t tried it yet!

  18. Where did you get the wooden spoon? I’ve been searching for one that is sturdy enough to mix chocolate chip cookie dough without fear of breaking!

  19. Bootybella

    MMmmmmmm…pudding cookies are to die for! And nothing like popping a chunk of Toblerone in your mouth at the same time! Thanks for sharing the opportunity to win!

  20. donna adams

    Not sure if I can enter since I don’t facebook, twitter, or the rest, but I’ll comment just in case! This woukd be an awesome basket for my niece! We love baking together, especially at Christmas time but really all the time, and she is always emailing me from college various recipes we’ve got to try next time we’re together! This would be fun to give her!

  21. Christie T.

    This is a wonderful collaboration that is definitely drawing my attention to some new blogs including this one =)

  22. Love the giveaway/blog hop and you’ve got some tasty goodies in yours. I’m loving the gift card, I know that whole thing would go toward my kindle addiction!

  23. Robyn Neville

    mmm, some yummy things in here and then the bonus gift card, score! I’m new to your site, some yummy looking food. I look forward to reading through your site.

  24. Janelle

    OMG, I LOVE Biscoff spread! Seriously, I hide it in my pantry, with a spoon nearby. It’s amazing stuff. Did you know it comes in crunchy, too?