Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Free Valentine's Day Give away!! YAY!! : )

 
 
This past Sunday me and Aar did brunch with Barb and Skip for Barb's birthday. Oh, and by the way, Barb and Skip are Aaron's parents. Super fab time, buffet style, which to us translates to eat til' you can't eat any more. And since it was a nice place, on the water, with a piano player and all that, we all felt a little less guilty for overindulging. Skip tried to eat all three meals of the day in that one sitting because Barb was taking a birthday holiday on the home front. Great time, if you happen to be in Jersey on a Sunday take a spin to Mcloones.
 
 We keep our Christmas stuff up extra long, if we did a real tree it'd be brown or bare by now. It's probably a feeling akin to guilt (for being so out of step with the world.) that finally brings us to put away the tree and decorations. Our way of softening the blow of post Christmas blues is to transition the decor right into Valentines day, keeping up anything wintry, silvery, snowy and pink and incorporating hearts and the like. Going Winter Chic for valentines works perfect in Jersey, where the cold weather seems to start around February nowadays.  
 
 In addition to our sweet Valentine's  stuff already listed we're working on some more pieces that'll be up and listed with plenty of time to spare before Feb. 14th. And we'd like to announce a  blogger giveaway of our new Valentines art squared. (now listed) Here's the catch with the giveaway: we'll be selecting 1 name from one of our favorite mixing bowls (this Sunday) and this name will come from a list of those who post a comment on this entry. What's really the catch is that unfortunately AOL makes it difficult to post comments, there seem to be too many steps to deal with, but trust me, it is possible even for non AOL users. It's free and it's all about selecting a personal username, password and email. It's a bit of a pain in the neck but once you're in, just make a note of your name and password and you'll come and go no problem. As much as I adore all of your sweet email comments I would just love if more of you could leave comments right on the blog and for trying we'll give someone a free Valentine 4x4. Added incentive: once registered as an AOL blogger you can also visit my friend Retro Rosie  on her new AOL blog.   : )
 
Please be sure to leave your email address, and a link to your blog if you have one!
 
Just wanted to thank you all so so much for stopping by everyday! It is just so so fun!
Good luck!
xoxo Jenny
 
PS My super super talented Flickr friend Lilia just started a blog! I promise you will be drooling daily!! : ) Stop on by..tell her Jenny Holiday sent you!

55 comments:

  1. Hey sweet girl, thanks for mentioning me again! LOL! I"ve had almost 500 visits to my blog so far! Love the freebee, but then I love all the stuff yall do. I'vebeen working on some things to put on my website, so i'm trying to get those finished up this week. Be sure and post pics of your valentine decor! Rosemary

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  2. Hi there :)

    I'm coming out of lurking to tell you how much I love looking at your blog.
    I really enjoyed your pics of your x-mas decorations :) The Valentines give away, is a very nice offer!! Keep up the good work, and keep on blogging :)


    Dana in Pa

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  3. oooohhhh...please put my name in your mixing bowl! so fun! love ya, danielle {daniellemuller@thevintagedragonfly.com} {http://www.thevintagedragonfly.typepad.com}

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  4. Okay, I signed up just for you! I found your blog months ago and almost posted about the Brown Derby cake. Remember The Ritz Bakery on the Asbury Park Circle? They used to sell Brown Derby cakes and we used to always buy them for birthdays too. My sister called them the giant devil dog with fruit. I hadn't thought about them in years, but your post brought  all the sweet, creamy confection back. OINK!
    Anyway, LOVE your blog and all your silvery, glittery creations. Keep up the great work my fellow Jersey girl!

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  5. Hello, Miss Jenny (and Aaron)! I suppose I ought to leave comments more often, as your blog is one I seek out daily! I also have discovered so many more wonderful blogs because of yours. I absolutely love, love, love the pictures you post - I think you ought to be a feature in more magazines, your art is so yummy to look at!!  It is so hard for me to decide which pieces I like best! Keep up the beautiful work... Hugs, Anita

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  6. Where do you come up with your designs?  Wonderful!  I check your blog every day just to see what new beauty is shown......
    Thanks for sharing your photos..
    MimiG

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  7. Love reading your blog and seeing all your wonderful stuff. Also enjoy the many links you post to other blogs and sites. Have found many new sites to add to my growing collection of favorites. Keep inspiring us all!
    Rosie

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  8. I love your site! I would keep your Christmas decorations up all year long. They are amazing!

    Kim
    kimikimkim@gmail.com
    http://todayintwentyzero7.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh, please add my name to the mix(ing bowl)!!  Even a sliver of a chance to win this lovely Valentine's artwork brings a smile!  :)

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  10. You can most definitely add my name to the list! You're definitely a unique, creative talent! I look forward to seeing your work!  Don't blame you for wanting to keep your Christmas decorations up for a while...they're exquisite!!!

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  11. Such lovely art work! I also love the sweet littlemad faced groom(perhaps it was a shotgun wedding!http://www.jungledreampagoda.blogspot.com/

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  12. Yummy and lovely as usual! I'm gonna need to own one of your confections soon!

    lily_clairedesigns@yahoo.com
    www.littlelovelies.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Jenny, I love your blog and even did a post about you on my blog! Your creations are gorgeous :) My blog address is -
    http://peta-prettyinpink.blogspot.com/index.html
    cheers,
    Peta

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  14. There is nothing better than Valentine cupcakes! And those look good enough to eat! Great idea!!!!

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  15. Jenny! We would be thrilled to have you in our little swap! maybe I spelled something worn on my email (enirely possible!) lily_clairedesigns@yahoo.com
    Hopefully that works! I'll email you, too.

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  16. OH, this is too sweet!  I'd love to play!  xo-Melfie (www.littlemelfie.blogspot.com)

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  17. Yay!  I wanna be in the contest too!  (amandak8@gmail.com)  I love giveaways, I've done a couple already and I plan to one every month now....so fun!  

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  18. Oh my gosh!  I love your blog!  I'm new to the whole blog thing, and hope to get one started soon.  Your stuff is SO lovely!  I look forward to digging into older posts, and seeing the future ones!

    my email is laurenkelly88@yahoo.com

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  19. Hey, that wasn't hard at all!! Thanks for the extra nudge to create an account so that I can comment on your smashing art everyday:) LOVE this valentine's piece. STUNNING!!!

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  20. Jenny,
    Yay! Yay!
    A Give Away!

    Thanks for explaining the AOL comment situation!  I have the same problem...a lot of readers but not comments as I'm on AOL also!  Maybe if we all work together we'll get more signed up!   I've loved your art work for a long time now, and would be delighted to be *picked* out of a bowl to receive a lovely piece! My email address is :  hwoodred@aol.com.  My blog is:  Everyday Cookies at Sweet Woodruff Acres.  (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/).  Thanks for the fun!  
    Heidi

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  21. Jenny,
    Thanks for the opportunity to win your sweet Valentine!!  Your creations are simply yummy!  btw, I am the same way about leaving Christmas out - I'm just putting things away now, but leaving all the wintery goodies out along with my Valentine collections.

    Take care!
    Char

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  22. I have to say that your blog has created a major baking bug deep inside my soul.  I look at your pictures of cupcakes and just want to run home and back.  I have printed off your recipe for the hostess cupcakes and I can't wait to bake them this weekend.

    Your coconut cupcakes looked devine and I need to figure out a good recipe for those as well.

    Thank you for sparking something inside of me that is helping me learn that I can be creative.  It doesn't have to look to anyone but me.

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  23. Your blog is always so wonderful~ I don't even know where to start! Your style is ABSOLUTELY unbelievable!!!!!

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  24. Sorry, I forgot to leave my e-mail address. I hope I'm the lucky one who gets picked for the awesome Valentine giveaway! Who wouldn't love something from you!!!! Ddccb@aol.com

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  25. Ok...that did me in.  The chance to win one of your pieces of work...I'll jump through all the hoops AOL wants to throw at me!!  I actually have wanted to comment to you since the first day I found your blog. I absolutely love your art!  Not to mention I have the never ending desire to bake a cake everytime I read your blog!  

    I'll be so excited to win something.  However, I am glad you finally got me motivated enough to log on and tell you how much I love your stuff.  

    Take care, Karin  
    www.creativechaos.typepad.com
    kcd1000@cox.net

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  26. Woohoo.  What a nice offer.  Although I did just purchase the 4x4 Halloween cupcake from your ebay auction... because I just love halloween and of course cupcakes.

    Angela Dasner
    adasner@woh.rr.com
    http://simplicity.efx2.com

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  27. Super! I love the Valentine cupcakes! I also loved all your Pink Christmas Oranments!
                                                               Debbie

    Debbeans@adelphia.net

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  28. Well, I certainly can't resist this!!! Oh, by the way, I'm going to be sending you a mosaic cupcake soon. I'm almost caught up. So, when you read this, send me an email with your address. I think you already have my email address, but in case you don't, you can get it from my blog.
    Later chica!
    Michelle www.mosaiccottage.blogspot.com

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  29. Jenny, WOW! What would be better for my soon to be retro style kitchen then another piece of your fab art work. I love your blog and all of the other artists that you have highlighted. Thanks for all of the eye candy,Angelina  www.angelinascards.com  

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  30. Hi there!  Thanks for the message today!!! I am making a coulple more of the little boxes tonight...I'll show them when I am done.  Love the cupcakes!

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  31. Oh, I hope I can win the drawing!  I absolutely adore my recipe box  I got for Christmas!  Your artwork is amazing--keep up the inspring work!  I am a new fan of all you create! carole
    caroleboatright@msn.com

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  32. I love reading your blog and seeing all the pictures you post.... always makes me smile.
    I loved your holiday pictures and those stockings were awesome....and of course the tree skirt!
    keep posting those pictures and creating.  Love your work!
    Kathie in NJ

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  33. Ok, I'm de-lurking here! I LOVE your site and would love to be entered into your contest! Check me out at www.averymarydesign.blogspot.com (I found you through Amy Elise Designs). Goodies at www.averymarydesign.com and email at contact@averymarydesign.com!

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  34. Jenny,
    Love your cupcakes and sweet treats!  It is a feast for the eyes.  
    I visit your blog often and it seems like Valentine's Day every day!
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Angie
    http://crabbydeal.blogspot.com

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  35. i came across your blog few weeks ago...just absolutely love your style!
    i'm new to blogging...
    i finally signed up aol...it was a process *lol*
    but worth every bit of it... if i can have a chance to win one of your inspirational piece of hobby ;-)
    Praying I did this right...
    my email is kjaynet@hotmail.com
    Keep up the unlimited beautiful inspirational,
    Jaynet

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  36. I already have one of your adorable pieces of art but would looove another one!  HA!  :)  Really sweet.  Thanks so much for doing this!  xxxooooo

    http://debdamboise.blogspot.com
    debdamboise@comcast.net

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  37. Pick me, pick me!  You guys are awesome and extremely creative - I love reading your blog.  A friend of mine just posted pics of my dining room featuring some of your yummy art, check it out: http://southernnest.blogspot.com/
    ~Jamie
    jnwalker76@yahoo.com
    http://shoppopin.blogspot.com/

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  38. Pick me, pick me!  You guys are awesome and extremely creative - I love reading your blog.  A friend of mine just posted pics of my dining room featuring some of your yummy art, check it out:http://southernnest.blogspot.com/
    ~Jamie
    jnwalker76@yahoo.com
    http://shoppopin.blogspot.com/

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  39. no excuse not to sign in and comment....thanks for all your inspiration and support of my blog. love your work....yum, yum! xoC

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  40. Hi Jenny!  I love your art!  I've kept an eye on your stuff on ebay for a looooong time!  I just recently found your blog and love it!  Thanks for sharing!
    :)  Heather
    www.speckled-egg.blogspot.com
    info@speckled-egg.com

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  41. Jenny!  Love all of your new art -- just amazing, as always!!

    Christine
    http://www.artistadicarta.typepad.com

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  42. Hi Jenny! I'm so glad I found your blog. Your creations are simply the sweetest!
    colleenallison(at)gmail(dot)com
    http://freshvintage.typepad.com

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  43. Hi, I just found your blog via Lilia.  Of course, I'd already seen your lovely cupcake art through several other spots (Mary E.? ebay? flickr?) !! I will check back often. Thanks for sharing such lovely pics!

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  44. oops .... p.s. my email is giberson@winfirst.com  :)

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  45. Ok, you got me. I've been lurking and loving your blog for a couple of months now.
    Whew! I feel better now.
    I'm Tricia and you can find me at www.dailyobservatons.blogspot.com

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  46. Love your site ....and a happy V day to you too.  Thanks for this opportunity!  My blog is:  http://cestmoi.typepad.com/  

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  47. Alll of your Valentines cakes are wonderful, as is everything that you do! So sweet!

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  48. Hello!  I discovered your blog just before the holidays and have checked in every day since -- actually, I link to other interesting blogs from your page -- you have introduced me to so many wonderful, creative folk.  Love your 'stuff'!!  Best to you in the new year.

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  49. Oooh - am I too late to play?

    hope - paperrelics.com

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  50. Am I too late?  I haven't been by in a bit...do love reading your blog though when I get a chance.  By the way - love that BUNNY!

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  51. Oops - forgot my email - kspilsbu@gmail.com

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  52. I love your blog!!!  I have recently found myself craving cupcakes...just the sparkly, glitter kind :)

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  53. what beautiful work you have.  I love checking your blog every few days..  I also need to make those cupcakes !!  They look absolutely beautiful.  Too pretty to eat !!
    Thanks for giving me great reading!!!

    mparuta@wowway.com

    Maureen

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  54. Hi- not sure if I am too late..I love your art and drool over it every time I see it- keep up all of the creativity!
    Wendy Updegraff
    updycrafts.blogspot.com
    updycrafts@yahoo.com

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