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Favorite Things Giveaway - Win an iPad Air!

1. Love & Olive Oil | 2. Skinnytaste | 3. Reluctant Entertainer | 4. RecipeGirl | 5. A Southern Fairytale | 6. Gimme Some Oven | 7. Mountain Mama Cooks | 8. FoodieCrush

‘Tis the season to give, and for some very lucky folks out in cyberspace, ’tis the season to receive a whole lot of loot!

In the spirit of giving this holiday season, I’ve teamed up with 7 of my blogging buddies to give away some of our favorite things. Everyone’s giveaway is different, so I encourage you to click through and see them all. Another reason you may want to visit them? Each and every entry is also a chance to win a 16 GB Apple iPad Air.

Talk about incentive.

Here’s how this is all going to work…
  1. Enter to win my Favorite Things by following the entry instructions below. Along with the mandatory comment entry, there are 3 bonus entries, for a total of 4 chances to win.
  2. Click over to to my friends’ blogs and enter to win their Favorite Things.
  3. Each and every entry into one of these 8 giveaways is also an entry to win the grand prize! Let me get out my calculator… four possible entries times eight total blogs… that’s 32 possible entries to win your very own 16GB iPad Air.

My Favorite Things Giveaway

I’ll tell you, curating a set of my favorite things was no easy task. I scoured my kitchen, pantry, and prop closet for the things I use and love the most, including (new versions, of course, I’m not sending you the ACTUAL stuff from my closet)…

(1) Two Weck tulip jelly jars, perhaps my favorite jars for just about everything. (2) One kitty cat bowl, I think it’s made for miso soup but it’s perfect for icce cream. (3) One mini French bread board from Etsy artist Vintage Home Designs. (4) One GIR Ultimate Spatula, in lime green (of course). (5) Four-piece OXO® Mini Measuring Beaker Set, you’ll feel like a super scientist chef! (6) Two bars of Olive & Sinclair artisan chocolate, made right here in Nashville (Mexican Chili and Buttermilk White).

… and a partridge in a pear tree.

Ok not really on that last one.

All in all it’s $73 worth of cool stuff. Awesome stuff. Stuff I know you really want to win.

Now here’s the fun part… I’m not the only one in on the fun. Take some time and visit my friends… they are each giving away their own set of favorite things. And remember, for each Favorite Things giveaway you enter, you’ll also be entered to win the grand prize (yes, that beautiful 16GB iPad Air!) I think those are pretty good odds, don’t you? Click through to enter!

1. Love & Olive Oil | 2. Skinnytaste | 3. Reluctant Entertainer | 4. RecipeGirl | 5. A Southern Fairytale | 6. Gimme Some Oven | 7. Mountain Mama Cooks | 8. FoodieCrush

Now get clicking!

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Stay tuned, we’ll be announcing the GRAND PRIZE winner shortly!

Entries open through Friday, December 20th at 11:59PM PST (that’s December 21st at 1:59AM CST). I will be selecting my own winner via random number generator on Saturday, December 21st. All entries will then be added to the other bloggers’ entry lists, and from that list one Grand Prize Winner of the Apple 16 MB iPad Air (MSRP $499) will be selected via random number generator. Winners will have 48 hours to respond and claim their prize, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Winner will be announced here as soon as they have been confirmed.

This giveaway is open to all residents of the US as well as residents of countries listed here: If you win the grand prize, we’ll be ordering your iPad directly from Apple and shipping it right to your door. Unfortunately, if Apple does NOT have a store for your country, you are ineligible to enter this giveaway at this time (sorry!)

The fine print: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. Bonus entry requirements will be verified if selected as the winner, otherwise an alternate winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not sponsored by any of the brands/products listed, rather paid for by myself and the other participating bloggers.

There may be affiliate links in this post. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.

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  1. my favorite thing? probably my camera :) but if people count, my dog and husband :)

  2. My favourite thing in the kitchen is my knives- I keep them sharp! 

  3. and i follow you on pinterest – megjoneswall

  4. Hugs and kisses!

  5. Subscribed!

  6. Pinterest: Tamary

  7. My KitchenAid stand mixer is my favorite kitchen item with my wine opener being a close second! :)

  8. I’m in love with handmade gifts. I made lots of comfy scarves this year!

  9. I follow you on Pinterest!!

  10. I tweeted!  My username is: lavpaperhearts!!

  11. Polaroid photos, sea glass, fountain pens, plush scarves, Zoya nail polish, silver leaf necklaces…

  12. I am an email subscriber!

  13. @methhamfetabean

  14. My favorite thing is my baby grand piano. It was my great-great grandmothers.

  15. My MOST favourite thing and most prized possession for life would be my cherry red Kitchen Aid which I got for my 21st birthday! Next would be the kitchen scales, I’m a science nerd at heart and I love the process of baking and weighing and measuring ingredients and how the all magically and deliciously turn into something delightful with the simple (or sometimes not so simple) application of heat!

  16. I love silpat mats for baking.

  17. This time of year? My favorite things are all things chocolate, and a really nice DSLR for pretty snow pictures!

  18. Washi tape and baker’s twine!

  19. Followed on Pinterest as Emilie Croteau

  20. One of my favorite things is local honey.

  21. Some of my favorite things are my citrus squeezer, Drunken Goat cheese, cookbooks with gorgeous photos!

  22. My favorite recipes…

  23. I subscribed to your newsletter.

  24. Pinterest – Beckaboo79

  25. My favorite things are my KitchenAid mixer and my DessertPro.

  26. I follow on pinterest.

  27.  Working out,  clean eating, ipads ( hint hint lol)

  28. One of my favorite things right now are the hard enamel stemless wineglasses from Crate & Barrel – they look nice but are sturdy enough to survive in the backyard.

  29. Subscribed to Love & Olive Oil via email!

  30. My favorite thing is something so simple. It is actually just a mesh strainer. I make frosting so much, and it makes my life much easier to used that, then to sift all that confectionery sugar :)

    Username is soph_theloaf

  32. Some of my favorite things include: Chai tea lattes, fuzzy slippers, peppermint flavored anything, my children’s funny phrases, waking up next to the man I love, and swimming (to name a few).

  33. I follow you on Pinterest as deirdreu

  34. thegomamas (twitter) Love your choices!

  35. Some of my favorite things? Well I really love the Essie nailpolish color “Sexy Divide”. Such a fun Christmas purple color. I also loove this Elephant mug from World Market ( It’s so adorable! And I sure love elephants! Betsey Johnson always has earrings I love; these are my fave right now ( And this adorable red pillow would be a fantastic addition to my color scheme of my room right now! (

    I hope I win! Thank you!

  36. Some of my favorite things are biscotti, my children and husband, my treadmill, arbonne night creme, and the little plastic scraper I use to help me get things off pans.

  37. I also followed you on Pinterest.

  38. And I followed you on Twitter.

  39. And finally I signed up for your email subscription :)

  40. I tweeted.  Username is karib51374.

  41. Followed on Pinterest: CMV224

  42. My favorite things are a cozy blanket, hot chocolate and a fireplace.

  43. Oh and one of my my most recent favourite things (well two things) came from my best friend who just moved to Europe who I won’t get to see for four months when we reunite in Ireland; she made me a box with all these draws and she filled them with a note written for me to open each day we’re separated. It’s the most beautiful and thoughtful gift I’ve ever had the privilege to receive! And she gave me the most beautiful infinity friendship ring, if a person could possibly be called a thing she would be on the top of this list without a doubt. She is my person!

  44. My favorite thing is my pizza stone!

  45. A few of my favorite things: Lip Smackers lip balm, my hubby, a good book, warm fresh-baked bread.

  46. My favorite things are my family, my Kindle Fire and my Keurig!  :-)

  47. I subscribed.  :-)

  48. family time during the holidays

  49. My favorite this is vanilla lavender candles

  50. Starting following you on Pinterest! User name is Amelia Kerin

  51. Over sized tea mugs, bamboo utensils, cocoa with marshmallows, fuzzy blankets, and anything warm. These are all some of my favorite things.

  52. I’m following on Pinterest!

  53. One of my favorite things right now is my new Kitchen Aid mixer that i got for Christmas. :o)

  54. Follow & tweeted @LLTLaw

  55. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE fun new kitchen supplies :)

  56. I LOVE my new Breville juicer!  

  57. No wait my pinterest user name is ameliakate31 (!)

  58. Started following you on Pinterest…username Kristy Hughes

  59. I love my nutribullet for making really good smooth smoothies!  And I love my fitbit for encouraging me to move more everyday.

  60. Sipping hot cocoa in front of the fire!

  61. My favorite things are my kitchen aid stand mixer, kitchen scissors, my portable speaker for my iPod, and chocolate. 

  62. My favorite thing is my kitchen aid mixer! Making cooking a breeze!

  63. I subscribed to your newsletter. 

  64. My favorite kitchen things are my slow cooker and dutch oven, and I love sweaters and pull overs.  

  65. I followed you and twitter and tweeted about the contest. User name AndreaR1983. 

  66. I followed you on Pinterest. User name Andrea Bahmann. 

  67. My favorite things are anything to do with cooking and baking.  I love to cook and bake. Mostly love the healthy things, and trying to incorporate healthy ingredients into recipes. 

  68. My favorite thing right now is how my house looks at Christmas!

  69. Follow on Pinterest username larzlaw

  70. right now, loving the gifts I’ve handmade, packed up and ready to deliver to our lovely friends and fam!

  71. So many cute things! My favorites are my silpats, cookie scoops and these mugs that have an indent where your thumb goes and cute little faces.

  72. Followed on Pinterest: daniellenewcomb

  73. Love to get out my Christmas jewelry and wear it!

  74. My absolute favorite thing in my kitchen is my Kitchen Aid mixer.  I love to bake, and mixer changed my life.

    I’m also a big fan of my Progressive Double-sided magnetic measuring spoons.

    Oh, and my knives, which are Wusthof Ikon in blackwood.  Expensive, but they will last forever and become an heirloom, if you take care of them.

  75. Favorite things: My WW apps, homemade whiskey caramel, slow cookers

  76. Some of my favorite kitchen things are:
    my wusthof chef’s knife: every time I use it I’m thankful to have a good quality knife
    garlic press
    food processor – no more crying over onions!
    bottle opener

  77. I subscribed!

  78. KitchenAid, MAC make-up, and scarves!

  79. Popcorn and iced tea.

  80. I followed you on pinterest, and my user name is: tygersheart

  81. Family and friends, especially at this time of year.

    BTW – where can I buy some of thos kitty bowls, please?! I WANT!!

  82. Bubble baths, books, candles, and ice cream! 

  83. I love my Oster PersonalBlend for breakfast smoothies.

  84. Wow, it occurs to me that you must now know what it’s like to be Oprah! My favorite things in my kitchen:  my KitchenAid mixer, the vintage Pyrex mixing bowls I inherited from my grandmother, my 8-cup measuring cup/mixing bowl, my OXO whisk, and my granite mortar & pestle. Happy holidays to you!!

  85. My kitchen aid mixer is my favorite thing in the kitchen! Especially this time of year.  

  86. My favorite things include le crueset cast iron enamel pots, my nike pegasus running shoes,  and dark chocolate ! 

  87. Subscribed! 

  88. I love chapstick, books, sponge on a stick, cute fabric, and spinach smoothies!!

  89. My favorite things are hugs from my nephews and snuggles with my puppy.

  90. Crabtree and evelyn hand lotion!

  91. Following on Pinterest!

  92. I think my beater blade for my KitchenAid mixer (which just broke, the blade, not the mixer) and my cookie scoops are my favorite things if I had to narrow it down.

  93. My family and my dog!

  94. I follow you on pinterest too! @toastedsprinkle

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