my favorite things giveaway

Happy Holidays!

This giveaway was a fun one to shop for! I gathered up a few of my favorite things to share with you!

A rundown:

a package of colorful striped paper straws – people always ask about them.

One package of my favorite brand of cupcake cups, Sutton Gourmet Paper. They are brightly colored, and even the darkest cake doesn’t really show through. I picked up the fun zebra stripe for you.

Because I searched high and low for this ceramic egg crate, I picked up an extra. These are really fun – you can do things like this with them.

A pretty blue ceramic pint box. I love the farmers market. This reminds me of that.

My favorite set of bowls. They are kinda hard to get. I got some for you.

Five ways to enter, please leave a comment for each:

1) What is your favorite fun kitchen item?

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Enter through December 20. Winner emailed December 21.

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  1. says

    Good morning! My favorite fun kitchen item? I immediately thought of my cherry pitter, but that’s not all that unusual anymore. I’d have to say this dinosaur-shaped pasta scooper whose prongs form the spiky tail and nose is at the handle end. He’s adorable. I’ve had him since college, where there was a near-death accident involving a gas burner.

    He lived.

  2. says

    I just have to say, I love that you love color. So many people go drab and mod with dark shades, but why not color? (After all, the Pantone color of the year for 2012 it Tangerine Tango, not black.)

    Anyway, I don’t have any “fun” kitchen things, but couldn’t live without my Hot Shot water steamer for tea and my veggie steamer. Both are used at least twice a day. I would be lost…

  3. says

    My favorite fun kitchen item is an old Pyrex casserole dish I have that still has the lid and carrier with it. If you bring a dish to a potluck in it’s own carrier you will get a lot of compliments.

  4. says

    I have this really cute 3-dozen cupcake holder that can also hold up to like a 4 or 5 layer cake, I think. I don’t use it much but it is my favorite color so I think it’s my favorite fun kitchen thing :]

  5. says

    My favorite kitchen gadget is my all-in-one avocado peeler/processor. It’s AWESOME. And my hands don’t get all green anymore. :)

    Oh, and I followed you on twitter and facebook.

    Merry christmas!

  6. Tracy says

    Well, I really like playing with my mandoline, but what I use most are an assortment of tiny bowls that are great for mise en place or teensy servings of ice cream.

  7. says

    my favorite fun kitchen item is probably my mortar and pestle. I have a separate grinder I use just for spices, but sometimes I like to release the oils of herbs and spices naturally with this! very versatile :)

  8. says

    I love those ceramic berry baskets! Was eying some on Etsy the other day, in fact…My favorite fun kitchen item is my GIANT tea mug. Regular sized mugs are no fun. And don’t hold nearly enough.

  9. Meagan says

    Might be boring…but I LOVE my steamer basket! It is the fastest, easiest and one of the healthiest ways to cook my vegetables!!!

  10. says

    I think my favorite kitchen item is the kitchenaid mixer. For years I scoffed that it wasn’t necessary and the old school way was just fine. Then Michael got one and it’s AMAZING!

  11. Amy says

    Those things are AWESOME!

    It might sound silly, but my favourite kitchen item is one of my collection of teacups. I love drinking tea from china cups-it always tastes better! I have a teacup from the 40’s and it’s white with pink roses on it. Tea always tastes better from it.

  12. says

    What an awesome giveaway- this stuff is all so cute! How can you give it away, haha?
    I love love love my silicon measuring cups. I always microwave stuff in them.

  13. emily hopler says

    I like to use ramekins and small dip bowls to serve different lunch items in for my kids. So fun to have lots of bowls on the table.

  14. says

    How adorable… I could see everything you’ve featured fitting perfectly in my kitchen! 😉 My favorite thing in my kitchen is a little chicken timer. Gets the most smiles, that’s for sure! Thanks for this sweet giveaway.


  15. Vic @ Punky and Me says

    I love the popular & probably already passé matryoshka measuring cups for the kitchen, even though I accidentally melted one in the oven!

    Love this giveaway, especially those bowls…. thanks for the chance & Merry Christmas!

  16. says

    And I like you on facebook. Also, I have never seen paper straws anywhere. Those are really cool looking. Would you mind sharing where you purchased them?

  17. says

    Fun giveaway! I love giveaways like this(the little blue baskets are so cute! Oh my goodness.. They make me think of strawberries :D) I love our hot air popcorn popper(I really can’t think of an “official” name for it at the moment, haha). The kids go crazy every time I bring it out, it’s so much fun.

  18. Kari says

    I have a rectangular blue colored platter that I love! I got it for a wedding present and I’ve never seen one similar to it.

  19. says

    My favorite fun kitchen item is my strawberry huller. I use it for strawberries and cupcakes. Yes, cupcakes! So I can put fillings in them. :) I love your giveaway package!

    amy [at] utry [dot] it

  20. says

    Hrm…favorite fun kitchen item would have to be my popsicle molds. When I bought them I was sure they wouldn’t be worth it but they turned out to be awesome. I always know what to do with any leftover smoothie now!

  21. bitt says

    what? awesome! I was just thinking I wanted those bowls. We always have a bowl shortage around here. My favorite kitchen item other than my blender is my wacky bag dryer so we can reuse the plastic bags.

  22. says

    It’s so hard for me to pick one favorite kitchen item! Can I pick a group? My pink Cuisinart products! Coffee maker, blender, food processor, can opener, zester… etc lol

  23. says

    Oh, my gosh!! What a fun giveaway! I LOVE those bowls! My favorite fun kitchen item is my berry bowl from VeganDish. It’s bright orange and so pretty and sweet.

  24. says

    I absolutely love my pink kitchenaid artisan stand mixer I got for my birthday last week! I’ve been using it almost everyday!! It’s so much fun!

  25. says

    my favorite fun kitchen item would be the goofy aprons I started collecting about a year ago. Each one has its own personality and I hang them up for display, as a color accent in the kitchen. But I also put them to good use and use them now and again. 😉

    awesome giveaways girlie, happy holidays!

  26. says

    I love my microplane zester! It’s perfect for adding some bright color and uplifting citrus-y scent to soups and salads this time of year! Love this giveaway! :)

  27. says

    favorite item eh? well, let’s see…not sure I have a fun favorite more just functional than anything…one of my faves would have to be my pizza stone. we use it for everything.

  28. says

    My favourite kitchen item is just a simple jagged vegetable cutter. It was a gift from my best friend and it makes even the simplest snacks infinitely better.

  29. Rebecca says

    Hahah well my mom would say it’s my ceramic holders (i have three currently in the kitchen) that we put our spatulas in! [in real life, they’re really sloppy but kinda cute]

  30. Kat says

    the vitamix is the shiz, but since it’s practical, the fun item would be cookie cutters, all sorts of snazzin’ up can happen there.

  31. Karli says

    my favorite is my juicer, which I bought from YOUR inspiration! 😀

    I also love my spiralizer, my pizza stone (it is so old and seassoned perfect!!) and the cutest dog bowls I just got for Rex.

    thank you for this opportunity, all the giveaways have been so fun!

  32. Kiersten says

    This isn’t really cute or fun but I’d have to say my favorite kitchen item right now is my magic bullet. I use it almost every day and it is so easy to clean thus making it VERY fun :) I love all those items. So cute! You have fabulous taste!

  33. Cari says

    one of my favorite fun kitchen items is my rubber duckie tea infuser– it looks like my little duck is swimming around in my tea mug!

  34. Charisse says

    My favorite things in the kitchen world are teapots. I have collected over 35 of them so far…and want so many more.

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