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2013 favorite things blog hopAfter the smashing success of last year’s Favorite Things Giveaway, we are back for another round. That’s right-we have gathered up our favorite things to give away, and YOU have the opportunity to win them! Not only is this giveaway a fantastic way to drum up gift ideas for anyone and everyone on your list this year, it is a great Wish List Idea Generator for yourself as well. Every single giveaway basket is chock full of fabulous, tried-and-true, favorites and gift ideas.  Even if it’s a treat, always fun to give to a friend with a note that says, “Enjoy one of my favorites” for Christmas, birthdays, or just because.

To enter-

  • Check out the gift collage below
  • Scroll to the bottom to see the details for MY favorite things giveaway
  • 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 thecreative bloggers–they will not disappoint!
  • *Note- if you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page


2013 favorite things blog hop

2013 favorite things blog hop



Click on each link to view each site, and enter to win their favorite things gift.   If you receive an error message, click to the blog’s home page.

 1. Bombshell Bling//2. BruCrew Life//3. Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke//4. click it up a notch//5. Crazy Little Projects//6. Diary of Dave’s Wife//7. Eighteen25//8. I heart Nap Time//9. kojodesigns// 10. Landee See, Landee Do// 11. Live. Laugh. Rowe.//12. Lolly Jane//13. Love the day// 14. Lil’ Luna//15.My Sister’s Suitcase//16. no biggie//17. Or so she says…//18. Six Sisters Stuff//19. Something Swanky//20. Tatertots and Jello//21. The 36th Avenue//22.The Dating Divas//23. The Girl Who Ate Everything//24. The Idea Room//25. The pleated poppy// 26. thirty handmade days// 27. Tidy Mom // 28. your homebased mom// 29. A Pumpkin and a Princess


Here is a better look at my “basket” of goodies. It’s all held by my favorite blue purse. I found a different design at Target last year, this one is a different design, but same fab blue color!

favorite things gift

1. The most amazing Cookie Dough Lovers Cookbook. I LOVE cookie dough, and it’s filled with recipes with an eggless cookie dough. Check out the cookie dough pancakes, and blondes–my fave!

2. Cobalt Blue Merona Purse  Such a fun bold color for winter, or any season. Love mine!

3. Say NO to Auto beginner photography book, 3 simple steps to understanding your manual camera settings. Just a little book I wrote to help beginners with their photography.

4. Get Focused intermediate photography book, 12 creative tips and techniques to bring your photographer to a higher level. Just a little book I wrote to help intermediate friends with their photography.

5. Lindt Crunchy Nougat Chocolate Stick. Similar. Yummy little treat I’ve recently discovered. Sold at Target or online.

6. Wet N Wild FERGIE gold album nail color. I’ve tested a bunch of gold shades, and love this one the best!

7. Colorful Ankle Socks. I am quite obsessed with many pair I’ve found at Target, this set are coordinating, but not matching in several designs.

8. Arrow Necklace from Charming Charlie’s. I love this unique necklace, you tie it whatever length you’d like.

9. Coconut Lime Cashews. YUM! Delicious snack with a kick…sold at Target in big or small packages.

10. White Chocolate Macadamia Laceys from World Market. OH my, love these! Other flavors available. I keep them in the fridge b/c I prefer cold treats.

11. Pretty notecards with colorful envelopes. I like to write notes to people and mail them. I get blank cards b/c they are often sent with just a random thought. I love colorful envelopes, because how fun is it to open up your mailbox and see something BRIGHT, only to find it’s a handwritten note just for you? Similar, check Target store for more options.

favorite things

favorite things gift

Now it’s time to enter to win my gift giveaway!


There are several ways you can enter,  you can choose to enter just once, or multiply your chances to win with more entries.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Don’t forget to “hop” to each blog above to enter their giveaways, too!

See my other favorite things from the SUMMER and LAST YEAR for other gift ideas.

Kristen Duke

Kristen Duke

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  1. <3

  2. Jenny Tadehara says:

    new to me would be the photography info..which i would lllove! and i am llloving the blue bag…such a bag lady!!

  3. LOVE the Merona purse!

  4. Love this giveaway! The purse if my favorite! So cute!

  5. love the purse!

  6. I just bought the same purse from Target today!! It was on clearance for only $10.48! Now I like it even more knowing that you love it, too! ;) I love your favorite things & I’d love to win!! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Terressa T. says:

    love the purse and the “say no to auto”…someday I won’t be an amateur in photography.

  8. A blue Purse!

  9. The arrow necklace is amazing!

  10. loving the bag!

  11. Kathy Ashenfelter says:

    Great giveaway!

  12. Randi Hess says:

    I would love to read your book Say No to Auto. I think the purse is cute too!

  13. Most excited about the purse… Such a fun color!

  14. Thanks for the chance to win all the fun stuff!

  15. the purse is so cute

  16. EVERYTHING! this basket is awesome! :) Thank you!

  17. I hope I wine I love all of you contests!

  18. Diana Stanhope says:

    I am most excited by the bag! Gorgeous.

  19. LOVE that purse!! And the creativity of the “favorite things”!

  20. The cookie dough lovers cookbook, gahhhhh that was made for me!
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  21. Michelle Bowers says:

    The purse! It’s too cute!

  22. The coconut lime cashews sounds new and interesting!:)
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  23. Would love the photography tips most of all!

  24. That bag looks like the perfect haul 80 billion things because you’re a mom -bag. And, seriously a cookie dough cookbook? :-)
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  25. I think this is such a great idea/giveaway! I am most excited about the cookie dough book, the photography tips, and the sweet treats! I have a big sweet tooth :o)

  26. coconut lime cashews!

  27. nice purse

  28. Love the purse; it would look great with a camera inside!

  29. Oh my goodness! Those cashews sound so good!!! Even if I don’t win, I am totally going to have to check those out!

  30. Michelle Tucker says:

    The White Chocolate Macadamia Laceys sound really good right now!

  31. Two of my fav. things… Purses and Socks :)

  32. Danielle Zimmerman says:

    LOVE the arrow necklace! It’s super cute.

  33. Jeni Terry says:

    I love the blue purse and the arrow necklace is darling!

  34. I would love to win this!!!

  35. Not only do I love the purse, but the photography books would help ALOT!! Doing photos of my drawing & jewelry….

  36. The necklace.

  37. Rachel Roberts says:

    Cobolt blue bag!

  38. Joan Magpayo says:

    i love the bag so much!

  39. Susan Edsall says:

    I’m lovin the purse!!

  40. So fun! Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! Good luck everyone!

  41. Your photo books! Would love to read them!
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  42. Love the color of the purse and the arrow necklace. Socks in different colors is definitely a favorite.

  43. Stephanie E says:

    That purse is awesome!! I’m also pretty excited about the photography books!

  44. I love that blue bag … and the socks are cute, too!

  45. That blue purse is gorgeous!

  46. I love the bag!! and the cookie dough cookbook!
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  47. Lisa Johnson says:

    The photo books, seem so exciting!!

  48. The intermediate book, purse and treats are all new and look AH-Maz-zing!!

  49. Connie Boyd says:

    Love the purse!

  50. OMG my computer won’t let me log in through the rafflecopter. My screen just says “loading”.I’ve rebooted but nothing improves