Articles in: Swag

April 04, 2012

Sweet Designs Virtual Scavenger Hunt {With Giveaway of Eight KitchenAid Mixers!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Behind The Book, Swag
If you want to Tweet, Pin, or Facebook about this contest, feel free to use this hashtag #amyatlassweetscavengerhunt DUE TO A WEB CRASH, WE HAD TO MAKE TWO AMENDMENTS. THE AMENDMENTS ONLY PERTAIN TO THE TIME OF SUBMITTING  AND WHERE YOU ARE SUBMITTING YOUR ANSWER.  PLEASE SUBMIT THE ANSWER FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH AT 1PM EST AT [email protected] ALL OF THE REST OF THE RULES REMAIN THE SAME. We have a really exciting contest that we…
March 07, 2012

Sweet Talk: One Girl Cookies {& Cookbook Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Photo credit: Kathi Littwin. I’m excited to introduce you all today to Dawn and David, the husband/wife team of One Girl Cookies. They are Brooklyn’s little gems and I’ve been buying their delicious cookies for years. Like me, Dawn started her career doing something completely different. She was in fashion and realized that she wanted to share the joys of food with people for a living. Fueled by friends and family, she took a leap…
February 29, 2012

Cake Stand Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Happy Leap Day everyone! Since this day comes only once every four years, we wanted to do something special for you guys. I think you all know how much I love to create new vessels from items that I have around my warehouse. I’ve created lots of cake stands by gluing items together {i.e. cake stands by attaching candlesticks to plates}. Tori from The Daily Grommet sent us this Fusionbrands serveitup stand and we think…
February 08, 2012

Sugarlicious Book Tour & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
You guys know I love sharing great books with you when I find them. Sugarlicious by Meaghan Mountford is another Great Find! We have loved Meaghan’s work for years. Meaghan was a guest contributor a couple of years back and shared with our readers how to create these fantastic lemonade cookies. We are excited to be part of her blog tour. Sugarlicious is packed with over 200 color pages of ideas for decorating cute…
February 03, 2012

WINNER! FIRST ANNUAL SWEETERBOWL

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
The Pats pulled it out in the fourth quarter to tie it up in our SweeterBowl. After tallying up all the votes in overtime…the winner of the first annual Sweeterbowl is…………… THE NEW YORK GIANTS! The winner of the football cake tin and these football baking cups from Wilton is: Katy.  Please check your inbox for our email. Thank you everyone for playing.  Look for more fun stuff like this on the blog soon……
February 02, 2012

Quarter 4: Tomato Tart Vs. Lobster Quiche (Plus Wilton Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: We are now in the fourth quarter of our Sweeterbowl and New England has pulled out. Don’t forget to check back at 7PM to see which team wins and who wins the giveaway from Wilton. If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeterbowl game. If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New…
February 02, 2012

Quarter 3: Apple Muffin Vs. Whoopie Pie (Plus Wilton Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeter Bowl game.  We’re now in the third quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 14. Where are all our New England fans?? If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments…
February 02, 2012

Quarter 2: Cannoli Vs. Blueberry Pie (Plus Wilton Football Giveaway!)

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
THE GAME: If you were here this morning, then maybe you are already part of our Sweeterbowl game.  We’re now in the second quarter and the Giants are in the lead by 7. If you are just joining the game, each quarter you will be asked to tell us which dessert you prefer..the traditional New York/New Jersey vs traditional New England. Leave your choice in the comments section of the blog. Each quarter will stay…
February 02, 2012

First Annual Amy Atlas Sweeterbowl!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag, Sweet Origins
We have not written a “Sweet Origins” in a while and since Superbowl XLVI is Sunday, we thought it would be fun to play a game where we learn about the sweet origins of the desserts from the Superbowl team areas and pit them against each other! A Superbowl of Sweets so to speak or “Sweeterbowl.” So today, we are pitting some traditional New York/New Jersey sweets against some New England favorites. Since the Giants…
January 19, 2012

Happy National Popcorn Day and Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
By now, you all know I have a slight obsession with cookbooks. While perusing Amazon the other day, I came across this book and threw it in my cart! Since today is National Popcorn Day (according to some sources), I thought today would be the perfect day to share this great find. Hannah Miles shows how popcorn can be dressed up in a myriad of fabulous flavors from sweet to savory! Sweet popcorn recipes include …
January 09, 2012

Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
My friend Matthew of Matthew Robbins Design released his first wedding book this week.  The book is called Matthew Robbins’ Inspired Weddings, but the photos could really be inspiration for any kind of party. In his book, Matthew shows how you can design an event with your favorite objects and family treasures.  He breaks down the chapters by objects/treasures that he has used for his events such as vintage tins, maps, seashells, and even edible…
December 23, 2011

Into the Mist-Ic with Sierra Mist Natural & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Swag
We love this time of year for many reasons. New York City, with all it’s spectacle, takes our breath away. Also, we get to entertain…a lot! So when we were asked by Sierra Mist to come up with recipe ideas, we did not hesitate to say yes. We had a lot of fun creating the drink recipes. Last week, we showed you two fun cocktail/mocktail recipes to whet your appetite. Today, we are back with…
December 09, 2011

Great Finds: Yoga Gingerbread Cookies {& Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
We know how stressful the holidays can be.  Sometimes, you just have to say OM! We love these ridiculously cute gingerbread yoga cookies by our friend Patti Paige. To add some holiday cheer, Patti will be giving away one full set of cookie cutters (10 cookie cutters in all) which includes her Lotus group and Down Dog group, along with her gingerbread cookie recipe so you can make your own. These cookie cutters are hand…
October 05, 2011

Oxo & Cookies for Kids (& Giveaway)

By: Amy Atlas, in Amy's Latest, Swag
We’re here with a giveaway from Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. This organization was founded by two OXO employees, Gretchen and Larry Witt who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer. They were shocked to learn that the main reason over 25% of kids diagnosed with cancer do not survive is because of a lack of effective therapies. And the reason for the lack of effective therapies was simple: lack of funding. ??Cookies…
September 19, 2011

Amy’s Cookbook Finds: Sweet Confections {+Giveaway!}

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Recipes, Swag
I think you all know by now that I have a slight obsession with cookbooks.  My husband and I laugh sometimes that cookbooks are to me what shoes were to Carrie Bradshaw, and that our home is slowly but surely being invaded by cookbooks. My collection rivals the Barnes and Noble cookbook section. While I read many books online now, there is something about flipping through the pages of a cookbook that I’ll never tire…
September 02, 2011

Sarah’s Stands Contest Winner

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
We had an amazing response to our Sarah’s Stands giveaway.  Thank you to everyone who entered.  The lucky winner of the beautiful cake stand is Stephanie.  You will receive an email from us shortly.…
August 29, 2011

Great Finds: Sarah’s Stands & Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
We have a fantastic giveaway for you today.  One of the things we’re always searching for is great cake stands.  When Sarah from Sarah’s Stands emailed us with her colorful cake stand collection, we were very excited to finally see cake stands in bold colors.  Sarah created her collection after searching for a larger cake stand for her wedding cake. Frustrated with her lack of choices, she decided to create her own…soon Sarah’s Stands was…
August 15, 2011

Baking With Julia Giveaway + Berry Galette Recipe!

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Swag
Way before Rachael and Giada, there was Julia Child. What is there to say about her that hasn’t already been said? Julia, so funny and so very tall, shook up America’s culinary repertoire with her two-volume series Mastering the Art of French Cooking. We haven’t been the same since. Today Julia would have been 99 years old. To honor her birthday, we are giving away a copy of Baking with Julia, a collection of recipes…
July 18, 2011

WH Hostess Giveaway & Discount

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
We are back today with another great giveaway for your guys. Kelly of WH Hostess is giving away a $100 gift certificate today so get your party shoes on!  Not only does WH Hostess create unique stationery, but each of her modern collections also includes about 15 coordinating items. We love a one-stop-shop for entertaining!  Below is a peek of her collections, but check out her site here for more.  You can check out her…
July 07, 2011

The Pastry Pedestal Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
How great are these Pastry Pedestals from Pen N’ Paperflowers Studio and Design? We love how these lucite stands can encourage anyone to get creative while displaying desserts.  You can change the tone of your table simply by switching out the scrapbook paper underneath the top.  They also can take your pastries to new heights and give your sweets display that always needed vertical element.  If you want to see how it works, look here…