Pick Your Prize Holiday Giveaway

I’m so excited to team up with Pretty My Party and some other wonderful bloggers to bring you this Pick Your Prize Holiday Giveaway! Will you choose the Nikon camera? The iPad mini? The $400 cash? Or will you go for the espresso maker or the KitchenAid mixer? Decisions, decisions!  And the best part – it’s open worldwide!


Christmas is almost here and we’re celebrating the holiday season with a fun Pick Your Prize Holiday Giveaway! Pretty My Party has teamed up with some awesome blogs and businesses to bring you this awesome giveaway (Go check them out. I promise you will want to!) The full list of sponsors can be seen on the Rafflecopter widget below.

The Coconut Head’s Survival Guide, What Rose Knows, Stretching a Buck, Red Head Can Decorate, Cloudy With A Chance of Wine, An Allie Event, She Saved, Monica’s Rants, Raves and Reviews, Tastes of Lizzy T’s, BargainBriana, Bonggamom Finds, Stylist Diva, Tips From A Typical Mom, Design Dazzle, Bear Haven Boutique, Sweet & Chic Party Paper,

Pick Your Prize Holiday Giveaway! 2 Winners!

December 19, 2014 at 12 a.m. EST to December 26, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST

Open Worldwide

Prize: 2 winners will choose the prize of their choice. Winners will choose from a Nikon Digital Camera, iPad Mini, Nespresso Coffee and Espresso Maker, Kitchenaid Mixer or $400 PayPal cash.

Eligibility and Rules: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. This giveaway is open to individuals 18 and older. The winner will be chosen randomly through the Rafflecopter form. It is the sole responsibility of the winner to adhere to all laws, which includes payments to any governing tax body.

Winner Selection: The winner of the giveaway will be selected in a random drawing through Rafflecopter from among all eligible entries received throughout the promotion period. The random drawing will be conducted within 48 hours of the closing of the giveaway by Pretty My Party or its designated representatives, whose decisions are final. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. Winner will be notified by email at hello@prettymyparty.com. Potential winner must accept the prizes by email as directed by Pretty My Party within 48 hours of notification. Any winner notification not responded to or returned as deliverable may result in prize forfeiture. The potential prize winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”).

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Social Media Disclaimer: Entrants should understand that they are providing their information to the sponsors of the giveaway and not to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram or Google+. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with any of these social media sites.

Disclaimer: This giveaway is blog sponsored and is in no way associated with any of the brands and/or products listed above, including PayPal. If there are any questions, please email hello@prettymyparty.com.


The more entries you complete on the Rafflecopter form, the higher your chances are of winning. If you don’t have time to fill out all of the entries you may come back and complete any entries that you may have missed. Good luck!

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Pretty Pintastic Party #34

Welcome to the Pretty Pintastic Party #34!  Thank you for partying with us for 34 weeks. We will not be hosting this party next Friday (Dec. 26) so that we can spend time making Christmas memories with our families, but we’ll be back on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015.

I do hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy & Prosperous New Year!


 Welcome, Welcome!!  We are so glad you are joining us for our party!

We think it’s going to be pretty fantastic Pintastic!

Image Map

First, let’s meet the hosts:

Annie from Annie’s Noms Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Roberta from Mommy Like Whoa Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Deanna from Gloriously Made Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Alli from An Alli Event Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Sarah from Creative Ramblings Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Stephanie from The Tip Toe Fairy Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Madison from The Wetherills Say I Do Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Manda from Manda Blogs About Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Ruth from Captain America & His English Rose Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter

Jamie, Kerry, & Lucy from Coffee With Us 3 Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter


Here’s what your hosts have been up to this week!

dotten-co-host Every week we will have one or two fabulous co-hosts!    Our co-host this week is Jenny from Women with Intention. Jenny shares tools for homemaking, saving money, simplifying, improving relationships, and embracing the season of life you are in! Check out her tips for Cleaning Out Your PantryCleaning-Out-Your-Pantry Show Jenny some love by following on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest.          

Now on to the Party!!

This is a super relaxed party! You show up with your fabulous posts and we pin every single one!
We only ask one thing from you!


This week’s Features:

PPP34 Features

Raspberry Linzer Snowflake Cookies from The Speckled Palate
Glass Glitter Pine Cone Ornaments from Making it in the Mountains
Felt Cupcake Ornament from Almost Supermom
Pomegranate Panna Cotta from Culinary Ginger

If you were featured, grab a featured button!!


An Alli Event


Everyone else grab a button and help us spread the word about our party!!

An Alli Event



By linking up, you give anniesnoms.com, mommylikewhoa.com, creativeramblingsblog.com, wetherillssayido.com, mandablogsabout.net, thetiptoefairy.com, coffeewithus3.com, cataldolife.com, gloriouslymade.com, anallievent.com, or any co-host permission to feature your post on social media and our blogs using a photo, title, and link to your site. Proper credit and links will be given to you.

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

I recently participated in a “for real” cookie exchange with some of my blogging buddies.  I decided to whip up a batch of my Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Of course, I couldn’t just stuff some cookies in a tin and call it a day.  Since I was mailing them half way across the country, I wanted to make the cookies a little bit special, so here’s what I did.

I found the cutest little cookie box at World Market.

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

Then I saw a Moose cookie cutter and knew I had to grab it, too.  I wish I had bought one for myself.  It’s just too cute.

Cookie Exchange featuring my Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

The brown and white parchment paper features owls, trees and nuts.  You can see a little bit in the above pictures.  I not only used the parchment paper to line my baking sheets, but I cut a couple of pieces to fit the inside of the box to nestle the cookies.  Speaking of cookies – these are one of my favorite cookies.  They are buttery bites of chocolate goodness and so easy to make.  You’ve got to try them.

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

5.0 from 3 reviews
Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1-3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 300 and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  3. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually stir in the flour mixture.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop tablespoon fulls onto parchment lined baking sheets and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  8. Cool in pan on baking rack for 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to rack and cool completely.
  9. Makes 2 dozen.

Shortbread Chocolate Chip Cookies

The box of cookies are ready to be shipped, complete with the recipe, cookie cutter and a red and white tea towel all wrapped up in a Christmas bow!  I placed the finished product in a sturdy box, surrounded with bubble wrap to ensure the cookies wouldn’t crumble.

Have you participated in a holiday cookie exchange this season?

Chocolate Chip Shortbread