“Favorite Things” Giveaway and …

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! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Leave a Comment



  1. 3

    Super excited about this giveaway!!!

  2. 4

    Awesome!! I’m loving this blog hop and thank you for this giveaway :)

  3. 5
    Jessica A says:

    Such a great basket :-)

  4. 6

    that biscoff spread is soooooo good! on anything, really, but i won’t lie, i eat it straight off the spoon.

  5. 7

    Thank you!!!

  6. 8

    Great basket, great giveaway!

  7. 9

    super excited about these giveaways! they are all so fantastic looking!

  8. 10

    What an AWESOME giveaway!

  9. 11

    Very cool!

  10. 12
    Shannon Lee says:

    What an AWESOME idea with other bloggers and cute giveaway!

  11. 13

    As a lover of cooking and baking myself, I’m in love with this basket!

  12. 14
    Kim McCready says:

    This is an awesome giveway! Thank you!

  13. 15

    loving this blog hop. awesome gift basket items!

  14. 16

    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!

  15. 17

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

  16. 18

    Great giveaway! I love all of the items!

  17. 19

    Tolberone’s are my absolute favorites! This is a great basket!

  18. 20
    Gail Dunn says:

    Thanks for doing the giveaway! Checking out the blog hop!

  19. 21

    Thank you for the chance to win!

  20. 22

    love your selection of favorite kitchen items…

  21. 23
    Nicole-Lynn says:

    I love to cook so this giveaway is right up my ally! Great basket of favorites! xo


  22. 24

    Awesome give away

  23. 25

    What an awesome giveaway! I’m going to be busy tonight!

  24. 26

    Favorite things/ bowl & gift card—cooking & shopping top of my list!


  25. 27

    I’m pretty sure this is my favorite giveaway ever! So much fun.

  26. 28
    Jenn Post says:

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


  27. 30

    You are so generous, Nikki!

  28. 31

    Great giveaway!

  29. 33

    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.

  30. 34

    Great give away

  31. 35
    Toni Kramer-Behnke says:

    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!!!

  32. 36

    awesome basket, thanks for the chance to win!

  33. 37

    What a cool giveaway!!

  34. 38

    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.

  35. 39

    what a neat give-away! Way to start out the gifting season. :-)

  36. 40

    Wowzer – what an awesome giveaway! Lol – and I love that you included mascara and nail polish :).

  37. 41

    This makes me want to mess up my kitchen so much! What a fun giveaway!

  38. 42
    julie spady says:

    thankyou! So fun!

  39. 43

    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.

  40. 44

    Love your basket!

  41. 45
    michelle minch says:

    l could really use a new good wooden spoon along with all the other goodies!

  42. 46

    Glad to find your blog – so many yummy recipes!

  43. 47

    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!

  44. 48

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you! :)

  45. 49

    I love your giveaway mixing bowl gift and I love your idea those fab.

  46. 50

    Cool basket

  47. 51

    Fab giveaway! I love toblerone!

  48. 52

    Biscoff…chocolate…pretty things…useful things…who can resist? Thans for the chance to win!

  49. 53
    Sue Welsh says:

    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!

  50. 54

    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.

  51. 55

    Thanks for the opportunity to win. Such a neat idea. Happy Holidays!

  52. 56

    This is so awesome – your basket is filled with things I like, too!!! You speak my language!


  53. 57
    Kathy Diebel says:

    The basket l;ooks great.

  54. 58

    Really excited about the giveaways….Thank you!

  55. 59
    Brenda B. says:

    What a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance.. Love your recipes!

  56. 60

    These look awesome, thanks for a chance to win!

  57. 61

    What a fun basket Nikki! LOVE IT!

  58. 62

    Awesome choices.

  59. 63

    LOVE the Visa Card and the Toblerone. Now that’s a great combination!

  60. 64

    Would love this… Fun stuff!

  61. 65

    Great giveaway!

  62. 66
    Dena Hamlin says:

    Toblerone, Toblerone! One of my fave treats that I rarely have. so so good! Perfect stocking stuffer!

  63. 67

    great giveaway!!


  64. 68

    Great giveaway!

  65. 69
    Meg huber says:

    What a great thing to see in my in box this morning :)

  66. 70

    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!

  67. 71

    Great giveaway!

  68. 72

    Wow, your basket looks great!

  69. 73

    What a great giveaway!

  70. 74

    What a great giveaway!!! I just pinned your pudding cookies! Yummy!!!

  71. 75

    I love your basket! There is just something so nice about using a wooden kitchen utensil.

  72. 76

    So glad I found your blog through this giveaway!

  73. 77
    Keri-Danielle says:

    LOVE your blog! such amazing recipies.

    Pick me! Pick me!!

  74. 78
    Steph Jochim says:

    I’m loving this! Lot’s of fun stuff in your basket and I would love!!

  75. 79

    So excited about the giveaway!

  76. 80

    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.

  77. 81

    What a wonderful basket you put together! This is such a wonderful giveaway series, so much fun!

  78. 82

    Ohhh, I NEED that Biscoff spread. Yum!

  79. 83

    Wow! Great basket! Would love to win it!

  80. 84

    Great Giveaway! Some great items in there. I’ve always wanted to try Biscoff Spread.

  81. 85

    Would love to win!!

  82. 86

    Great Giveaway!

  83. 87
    Michelle Wright says:

    Would love to win this give-away!!!!!

  84. 88

    HOORAY! Awesome giveaway! Hoping to win!

  85. 89

    Thank you guys for the awesome idea!

  86. 90

    Pudding cookies sound delicious!

  87. 91
    Karen Akilan says:

    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

  88. 92

    I love Essie too!

  89. 93

    Great giveaway!! I’m excited to read your blog too!! I found alot of recipes that I can’t wait to try!!

  90. 94

    Some of my favorites too!

  91. 95

    Love this giveaway!!

  92. 96

    Thanks so much for participating…..your giveaway looks great!!!!

  93. 97

    What a great mixing bowl!

  94. 98

    Do I even have a chance to win the gift basket if I do not have a Twitter account?

  95. 99

    Awesome! THANKS

  96. 100
    natalie woofter says:

    What a great giveaway! And Great blog! This Is My.first here! :)

  97. 101
    Anna Simon says:

    Love your basket, esp the bowl!

  98. 102

    This Blog Hop is so fun!! Love your basket!! Thanks for the opportunity :0)

  99. 103

    What an awesome giveaway!

  100. 104

    I putt the wrong link in the Rafflecopter Giveaway to the recipe I just pinned! I just wanted to let you know that it’s here: http://pinterest.com/pin/100768110383975324/ Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  101. 105

    What a great basket! All the products ate winners and who doesn’t love a gift card thanks. I joined your RSS feed.

  102. 106

    What a GREAT idea!

  103. 107
    Mary Young says:

    OMG!! I am so excited to have found your blog! I love cooking! I hope I win yours!

  104. 108
    Danielle B says:

    Awesome idea for a giveaway!

  105. 109

    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!

  106. 110

    I need to try that mascara! What a great giveaway!

  107. 111

    Great give away!

  108. 112

    Great basket! Thanks for all the nice giveaways!! I can’t find the biscoff spread anywhere around here.

  109. 113

    Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Especially with your generous $50 visa card!
    Happy November! :)

  110. 114

    Awesome Basket

  111. 115

    AWESOME giveaway! thanks for sharing your idea–happy holidays! :)

  112. 116
    Mindie P. says:

    Loving the giveaway!!

  113. 117

    This is fun! Thanks for doing this!

  114. 118

    Great basket! I would like To try the Candy Bar ..yummy

  115. 119
    Linda Montes says:

    a wonderful giveaway, thank you for the opportunity.

  116. 120

    Awesome giveaway, thanks.

  117. 121

    Love all these items….great giveaway.

  118. 122
    Melissa M says:

    Love Love Love the goodies.

  119. 123

    great basket…would love to win!

  120. 125

    Looovvveeee your blog- cook from it all the time! I’ve got two of five meals planned from your recipes this week! Great giveaway!

  121. 126

    This is an awesome basket!

  122. 127

    Thanks for the chance to win

  123. 128
    Jaylynn Stokes says:

    I just stumbled across your blog, and I love it. Can’t wait to try those cookies!

  124. 129

    I love a good mixing bowl. Thanks for the chance. to win.

  125. 130

    So glad I found your site – love what I’m seeing. The giveaway is just a nice bonus! Thanks!

  126. 131

    Everything looks awesome. Great ideas for gifts!!

  127. 132

    What a great giveaway you gals are having! Love it!

  128. 133

    Wowzers!!! What a cool giveaway!

  129. 134
    Megan DeLo says:

    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

  130. 135

    This time the food storage are really important in our life and family, these are giveaway really excited.

    Thank you for this!

  131. 136
    Laura Williams says:

    You included so many new things I want to try!

  132. 137
    cindy tessier says:

    Love your basket!

  133. 138

    I love Essie nail polish, and that color is so much fun!

  134. 139

    I super excited about everything in this giveaway!

  135. 140
    Traci Jones says:

    I would love all of this! Thank you so much!!

  136. 141

    looks great!

  137. 142
    Lisa Smith says:

    Love, love, love your recipes!!!! Please sign me up for the giveaway!

  138. 143
    Kelly Moore says:

    Holy cow…Toblerone is one of my absolute favs! Awesome giveaway!

  139. 144

    So many great items!!!

  140. 145

    YUM! Hope to win! Fingers are crossed! Thanks for the fun goodies!!

  141. 146

    These are most of my favorite things too!

  142. 147
    Nichole L says:

    Great basket!! Whoever wins it will be very lucky!

  143. 148

    thanks for the chance to win!

  144. 149
    Lisa Templeton says:

    Great Giveaway!!

  145. 150

    Great giveaway and great recipes!

  146. 151

    fun giveaways. I love learning about new things.

  147. 153
    brenda guinee says:


  148. 154

    Love it all!

  149. 155

    Great giveaway and blog!

  150. 156


  151. 157

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! So fun!!

  152. 158

    Love that mixing bowl, you have some fun favs…

  153. 159
    J. Tarectecan says:

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

  154. 160

    oh your basket looks fabulous! fave items are the biscoff spread and the nail polish.

  155. 161

    Hi: yummy basquet, love the spread.

  156. 162
    paula chapman says:

    What an awesome basket you have!!! Thank You for the opportunity to win this! I LOVE everything!!!

  157. 163

    Great basket. Thanks for the chance to win!

  158. 164

    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!

  159. 165

    great basket or bowl!!!! thanks for the giveaway!

  160. 166

    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!

  161. 167

    Amazing choices in your basket!

  162. 168
    Gayle Erwin says:

    Oh, that is one cool color nail polish!!!

  163. 169

    Love the basket and the gift card!!

  164. 170

    Your basket rocks!

  165. 171

    Can’t wait to try your recipes. Everything looks amazing!

  166. 172
    maritza p says:

    Wow! Great basket…and of course the extra $50 VISA card would be fantastic!!! thanks- M. Parreira

  167. 173
    Bootybella says:

    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!

  168. 174

    I love ALL those items too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  169. 175
    donna adams says:

    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!

  170. 176

    Awesome ideas!

  171. 177
    Christie T. says:

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

  172. 178

    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!

  173. 179
    Amanda Mark says:

    Yay for giveaways!

  174. 180

    Mmmmmmmm. Makes me hungry!

  175. 181

    Great basket, great giveaway!

  176. 182

    Cool stuff, and I can’t wait to make those yummy cookies (hopefully with the box in the “basket”!!)

  177. 183
    Robyn Neville says:

    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.

  178. 184

    I could definently use some lessons in the kitchen. I’m glad I stumbled upon this blog :)

  179. 185
    Renee Smason says:

    super giveaway. Thanks

  180. 186

    Great giveaway! Thanks so much!! :)

  181. 187

    Hello! Awesome basket!!

  182. 188

    Love this basket – since I’m a foodie, too! :)

  183. 189
    Tina Borzelleca says:

    I’d love to win this great giveaway!

  184. 190
    Secret Burkheiser says:

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!!

  185. 191

    i need a new mixing bowl!

  186. 192

    Lovely Giveaways! It make me miss cooking for my parents! ^_^

  187. 193

    Very Creative, awesome giveaway.

  188. 194

    Great basket! Love your site!

  189. 195

    Yum!!! I am loving this one!!

  190. 196

    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?

  191. 197

    Love it all!

  192. 198

    Love your site, tried many yummy recipes from here! would love to win your basket!

  193. 199
    Kathy Davis says:

    I like Chef In Training on Facebook as Kathy Newsom Davis.

  194. 200

    Great items! Would love to win it!

  195. 201

    I love your basket!

  196. 202
    Susan Patterson says:

    Thanks for the chance to win such a great prize.

  197. 203
    rosanne tejeda says:

    this is awesome! thank you for doing this! all of them look GREAT!

  198. 204

    WOW! Such great products-I love them all!

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    shawna worthington says:

    I would love this….Love to be and be girly!