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August 9, 2009

As promised here and here, I am hosting my first giveaway (an Amy Karol artsy clutch, as shown below), which is open to friends, family, and fellow bloggers alike!

1. Leave a comment on this post about your favorite BIRTHDAY tradition.
(I'll start, as my favorite is my mom letting the birthday person pick their favorite home cooked meal for a special birthday dinner- YUM!)

2. Become a follower of my blog.
(The button is located second from the bottom of the right-hand column.)

3. Do a Blog or Facebook post about this giveaway (leave the link in your comment).

There are 3 possible entries, so please be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry, and make sure there is a way for me to contact you (leave your email address in your comment if you don't have a blog or if you post as Anonymous, as I need to be able to contact you when you win!).

This giveaway will close the evening (PST) of Friday, August 14, 2009 (the 14th is a very special day...hint, hint!), and is open to US residents only.

P.S.- Thank you to all of my faithful readers and commenters! I'm hoping that by hosting this giveaway that I will inspire creativity, as the world is a much more beautiful place with handmade goodies! :)

The Giveaway is now closed.
Thank you for everyone's participation, and to all of my new Followers, I hope you stick around! :)


  1. Candice,
    Adorable clutch very cheerful! Always exciting to see Handmade treasures and the artist who make them put so much positive energy and skill into their work.
    Truly enjoyed reading and viewing your blog. Thank you for sharing :)

  2. When I was a little girl my mother would make me a new dress for my birthday and we would pick out the fabric and pattern together. I'm trying to start doing the same for my own kids. It's harder to sew for a boy though.

  3. I love having strawberry cupcakes on my birthday. I made them for myself this year and burnt my wrist on the oven rack - and how I have a nice scare to remember this little tradition. We'll see how long that lasts!


  4. Well, I am not here for the free giveaway; though I must say, you did find a great way to make people publicize your blog. :)

    I look forward to my birthday from the next day itself, but never do much on it. I just prefer chilling on special ocassions. I guess I love lazing around.

    I like the banner. It's nice.

    I also think your artwork is groovy. Will recommend it to a friend who is into creatives herself.

    Ravi (

  5. My favorite birthday tradition is that my husband takes the day off and lets me do whatever I want to do! He is amazing! Lori

  6. I am a follower! Happy early birthday, Sweets! Lori

  7. Instead of wrapping presents, we just shut our eyes and pull the presents out of a bag. Tnanks for the fun giveaway.

  8. Hi Candice! Thanks for commenting on my blog. I came over here to visit, and stumbled upon your giveaway! How sweet! Favorite birthday tradition would need to be...getting to do whatever the birthday person wants that day, whether going on some sort of day adventure or going out to dinner, or both!

  9. Forgot to say that I became a follower! :)

  10. Thanks for the great giveaway. My favorite birthday tradition is the same as yours. We always got to pick our favorite meal on our birthday. Mine was always fried chicken, mashed potatoes with white gravy and garden green beans. Now I am hungry.

  11. My husband bakes me the most amazing chocolate cake with fudge frosting every year. Makes getting older easier to take! I love the clutch, thanks for the giveaway.


  12. Well for kids the Bitrhday tradition is they get to choose the whole days menu and type of cake. We also take them out shopping to pick that much wanted toy/clothes ect.. Happy early Birthday.

  13. That would be the annual surprise ball. Not a dance, but an object.

    Here's how to make one: assemble a group of tiny toys, paper fortunes, pennies ( or dimes if you're feeling flush) and a roll of 1" crepe paper (or newspaper strips glued into a long line. Pick the best toy and start wrapping (like you would a hand-rolled ball of yarn). Add pennies, toys and fortunes as you go until you have a very BIG BALL. Change colors of crepe as you go if you want to be fancy.

    The birthday girl (me, for instance) found this ball on her plate along with a sour cherry muffin on the big day. Unrolling the ball was always done with a flourish.

  14. Tradition in my household was we would get to choose our favorite meal - whether it was cook at home or go out...Went to McDonalds for several years when my little girl was little!!!

    Like you beautiful work!!! I'll be back...

  15. Growing up we got to pick the meal for dinner that night. I always picked chicken stuffed dumplings. Yummy!

  16. Posted it on Facebook