Articles in: Swag

July 04, 2011

United Cakes of America – Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Are you all having a fun July 4th?  I’m relaxing with my entire family by the pool today and it is wonderful.  Yesterday, I was in a Border’s in upstate New York and discovered Warren Brown’s United Cakes of America book.  I’m not sure how I never saw this little treasure before.  I love, no LOVE…Warren’s first book, CakeLove.  For those who want to learn about the basics of making cakes, definitely pick up…
June 23, 2011

Fourth of July Printables Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
This morning we featured a fun Fourth of July shoot.  We have received some fantastic submissions so keep checking back with us over the next week for some more fantastic Fourth of July inspiration. In the meantime, if you are preparing to throw that Fourth of July shindig, we are just in time to make your 4th even sweeter.  We have a fun give-a-way for you guys today from Lauren McKinsey. We featured one of…
May 31, 2011

The Celebration Shoppe Giveaway Winner

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Thank you to everyone who entered to the contest from The Celebration Shoppe.  The lucky winner will win 20 custom print invitations, 20 thank you notes, and the printable collection of their choice ($75 value). The winner is…… Michelle.  We will be sending you an email shortly.…
May 24, 2011

Art Party Guest Feature {& Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
We are loving this new Art collection from Kim Byers of The Celebration Shoppe.  The new collection was inspired by Kim’s assistant’s daughter, Emma who loves art. This perfect palette collection includes custom invitations, thank you cards, table décor, printables, custom cookies, and a monogrammed shirt for the birthday child. The colorful desserts at this party were so fun.  Paint ball gumballs, paint buckets containing large marshmallows rolled in sprinkles, rice krispie paint brushes.  The…
May 16, 2011

Lifestyle Crafts Giveaway Winner

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
We received over 275 entries for the the giveaway.  The winner of the Letter Press Machine from Lifestyle Crafts is {drumroll}…Hillary.  Congratulations.  You will be receiving an email from us shortly.        …
May 12, 2011

Attention Crafters: Amazing Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in DIY and Templates, Great Finds, Swag
We have a fantastic giveaway for you guys today!  Lifestyle Crafts is giving away an Epic Combo Kit (retail value $169.99) to one lucky winner!  If you are not familiar with this kit, it is an easy-to-use die cut and letterpress machine. For all of you crafters (even novice), this fun tool can help you make your own letterpress cards, invites and decor at home.  Check out the deets here to see all of its…
April 29, 2011

OH FUDGE! – Sweet Origins & Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag, Sweet Origins
Since sweets are a big part of my world, I am always researching different confections.  I am fascinated about the origins of the confections that we use on our tables.  Today, I’m sharing with you the “sweet origins” of fudge.  You may remember our Sweet Journey to Atlantic City last summer, when we sampled several varieties of fudge.  The fudge on the boardwalk was to.die.for. and enough to get me interested in the the origins…
April 13, 2011

Pantone-Inspired Egg Contest Winner {Egg-Cellent Easter Inspiration} With Egg Fashion Show

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Scroll down to see an amazing {and very funny} mock fashion show with the alter-eggos of top fashionistas! It is time to reveal the winner of our Pantone-Inspired Egg Contest!  When I initially thought of this contest, I envisioned that the eggs would be painted to look like pantone chips {like the mediums in the links here}.  It turns out there were many amazing interpretations for this contest.  Some contestants cut actual pantone or paint…
April 07, 2011

Crate and Barrel Giveaway Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Photograph by Gemma Comas. We just learned that the comment area from our Crate and Barrel giveaway from this morning is maxed out with over 750 comments.  We opened up a new comment area here so that more people can enter the contest.  It seems like this giveaway for a whole set of Crate and Barrel platters is a huge hit!  For all of the details regarding what Crate and Barrel is giving away, please…
April 07, 2011

Crate & Barrel Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
Photograph by Gemma Comas. REVISED 4/13/11 We want to thank everyone for being so patient with us over the past couple of months.  This past week has been all about catching up and planning ahead.  We have an AMAZING giveaway for you.  We are frequently asked where we get vessels for our dessert tables.  One of the tables that we get asked about the most is our white table above.  The truth is, many of…
April 05, 2011

Paint Chip Easter Garland + Easter Giveaway/Pantone Egg Contest

We’ve seen the creative use of paint and pantone chips for many fun projects over the last few years.  It first started with David Stark’s genius idea of using 15,000 paint chips to blanket an entire venue for the American Patrons of Tate Artist’s Dinner {you can take a peek here}.  More recently, we’ve seen pantone treats like these cookies and these cupcakes.  We’ve even seen pantone chip magnets, dishes, and mugs lately.  So we…
January 06, 2011

Burnt Sugar Bundt Recipe + Baked Explorations Book Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Recipes, Swag
We have a great “treat” for you today…Matt and Renato of Baked are sharing their amazing Burnt Sugar Bundt Cake recipe from their new book Baked Explorations. I adore the Baked guys and call on Matt and Renato often for delicious homespun goodies for parties.  Matt and Renato are known for putting a modern spin on traditional desserts. This modern play on the classic bundt recipe is a perfect example of that.  I love how…
December 20, 2010

Santa Guest Dessert Feature + Williams-Sonoma Giveaway

By: Amy Atlas, in Featured Submissions, Kids, Swag
Jenny and Peggy of The Sweet Parlour sent over this fun and festive Christmas guest dessert feature with lots of inspiration for the upcoming holiday.  With just five days until Christmas, there are lots of fun baking ideas on this table to give you inspiration to jump into the kitchen. I think the upside Santa cupcakes are so cute!  I also love the peppermint lollipop cookiepops, mini-brownie wrapped presents, striped cakepops, and candy cane milk.  …
December 15, 2010

KitchenAid Stand Mixer Giveaway Winner!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Thank you to every single one of you for participating the KitchenAid stand mixer contest.  Almost 1,300 people entered! We wish that everyone could win this special gift, but the winner of this special gift is Kumquat Designs. Congratulations and we’ll be in touch.  Thanks all!…
December 13, 2010

Jacques Torres Giveaway Winner

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Happy Monday everyone!  We have the winner of the Jacques Torres giveaway today.  Janelle guessed correctly the Jacques Torres trivia question. The first dessert that Jacques created as a pastry chef was french meringue with ice cream.  Janelle – we will be in touch so you can get your holiday chocolate from Mr. Chocolate!  Come back later for the KitchenAid stand mixer giveaway winner!…
December 09, 2010

KitchenAid Giveaway Part II

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
Wow, we had an amazing response to the KitchenAid giveaway yesterday!  So much so, that our blog wouldn’t allow anyone to comment today!  Over 760 people entered yesterday and apparently there is a limit and we can’t quite fix the glitch yet.  We apologize for any inconvenience to you.  We want everyone to be able to enter before Monday so if you haven’t been able to post, then do so in this post.  Again, all…
December 08, 2010

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer Giveaway!!!!!!

By: Amy Atlas, in Swag
We’re all in the baking mood now that holidays are around the corner, right?  Well, get out your baking tins because Santa’s coming early!  Just in time for the holidays, we’ve partnered with KitchenAid to give one of you a VERY special gift.  KitchenAid is giving away their popular Artisan stand mixer here to one lucky reader!  Have you just dropped your whisk while reading this?  Because I did when I first learned of this…
December 02, 2010

Vlog # 7 – Sweet Talk With Chocolatier Jacques Torres {+ Chocolate Giveaway}

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Swag, Videos
If you were here this yesterday, then you were able to see a sneak peek of Master Chocolatier Jacques Torres’ amazing chocolate shop in NYC.  In preparation for the holidays, I had a chance to have a “sweet talk” with Jacques and make chocolate Christmas trees with him.  Check out the vlog to see Jacques teaching me a little of his craft. Jacques has also graciously offered up a delicious chocolate gift to one lucky…
November 17, 2010

Confetti Cakes {Two Book} Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Great Finds, Swag
I had lunch yesterday with cake designer Elisa Strauss of Confetti Cakes.  In the small chance that you are not familiar with Elisa’s work, take a look here. Elisa took fondant cakes to a new level when she opened up Confetti Cakes 10 years ago.  Elisa also has two books, Confetti Cakes and Confetti Cakes for Kids, and they are staples in my baking book collection.  These books are not only great for bakers,…
November 03, 2010

Behind the Scenes – Grace Ormonde Book Launch + Book Giveaway!

By: Amy Atlas, in Behind The Scenes, Swag
With Grace Ormonde We’re off to site visits with clients today, but since I know you all enjoy behind the scenes, I thought I’d give you a glimpse into the Grace Ormonde book launch.  Anyone in the wedding industry knows Grace Ormonde because she produces the beautiful magazine called Wedding Style.  When I was a bride over 8 years ago, I back-ordered every single one of her magazines.  Yes, they are that gorgeous.  Grace finally…