Tuesday, February 24, 2009

~*Sweet Tea Diaries*~ FIRST-EVER GIVEAWAY!

Before I get to the details of the giveaway, I wanted to tell ya'll something. You know how every blogger writes about their significant other and they call them cute nicknames and such? Some call them Mr. {Fill this in with the blogger's blog name} so I was thinking I could call my boyfriend Mr. Sweet Tea Diaries. Then I was like, that's way too much to type every single time I want to mention him...what if I shorten it? Ok, so that would make him Mr. STD...umm...maybe that's not the best nickname!

On to the giveaway!


I wasn't planning on having one of these so soon, but got inspired by all the cool giveaways being hosted around me by some awesome bloggers. And I guess I won't lie...it'd be cool to have some more followers too!!

Everyone should know that I have a *slight* obsession with cupcakes. They are so cute and tiny. What's not to love? Most of my free time is spent baking cupcakes because I have a small catering business in LA where I make custom cupcakes for parties, showers, birthdays, weddings, etc. I'm always looking for new recipe books, cupcake liners, display stands, carrier cases...basically anything cupcake! In fact, for Christmas I received 3 copies of "Hello Cupcake" and 2 copies of "500 Cupcakes". But that's beside the point...back to the giveaway.

I was procrastinating from studying and decided to go to Target. I was wandering the aisles and my wheels got to spinning because I was seeing all of this cute stuff. That's when I decided to put together some items and I came across a cupcake book called "::cupcakes::" by Elinor Klivans. Soooo cute!
I also found a beautiful white cupcake stand that holds 18 cupcakes - perfect for a bridal shower table or just for when you have friends over and want to have a sweet treat readily available on the counter! I love it so much I want to keep it for myself...hmm??!? Just kidding guys! Cupcakes not included :)

Next, I found a potholder and oven mitt set in a gorgeous blue color with a sleek and modern design. Perfect for protecting your hands when pulling those yummy cupcakes out of the oven! Target also has the new line from Orla Kiely and I picked out a set of 2 kitchen towels and a set of 2 towel hooks with pears on them! Adorable!


That's not all! I also found these cute thank you notes with sparkly cupcakes on them!

And I'm also including 2 types of sprinkles, perfect for decorating your Easter or Spring-y cupcakes! And a set of foil tin liners because those are the ones that I like to use when baking!

And lastly, what girl doesn't ♥ chocolate? I found an adorable pink and green polka-dotted tin and filled it with Dove chocolates and Nestle Treasures (my fave)!

Want to win ALL this cool stuff?

All you have to do is:
  • Leave a comment on this post and receive 2 entries.
  • Already a follower or become a follower for 3 entries.
  • Post about my giveaway on your blog and I'll give you 5 added entries!
That equals a total of 10 possible entries! Wow!! Please let me know how many entries you're entitled to, in ONE comment!

Oh yeah, enter by NEXT Monday (March 2nd) at 11:59 pm Pacific Time for your chance to win!

Good Luck blog buddies!


PS - I baked the cupcakes for the picture - red velvet with vanilla cream cheese frosting and yellow cake with chocolate buttercream! The yellow cake is the first recipe in the cupcake book by Elinor Klivans and let me just tell you - they are absolutely DELICIOUS! If you win this giveaway, you have to {{pInKy PrOmIsE}} to bake a cupcake from the book and post it on your blog!!

PPS - a picture of my doggy sleeping this morning...so cute!

124 comments:

Sweet, Sassy, and Always Classy said...

I'm posting about your giveaway right after I press "Publish your Comment" so you can put me down for 10 entries. Great giveaway!

Niki said...

Great giveaway! Just found your blog:) I will become a follower and post about it on my blog! I absolutely LOVE cupcakes!!

Melissa said...

I'm going to become a follower as soon as I submit this, so 5 entries for me! I cam over here from Sweet, Sassy, and Always CLassy! Love your blog! :)

Lou Lou said...

Such a cute giveaway! Thanks so much for including my swap on your sidebar! I'm now a follower yay and have included your giveaway in my sidebar :) xo

prettyface said...

Hi! Sign em up! I'm commenting and also linking from my blog!!! AND a follower. YAY!! :) Cute blog and a very great idea for a give away!

Chloe said...

count me in- and I'm about 5 seconds away from being a follower! woohoo!

The Queen's Kingdom said...

What a fabulously fun blog! I love it! I am a new follower and commenting so that makes five entries for me.

Also, the cupcake mania giveaway is just too cute! :)

Have a great rest of the week!

suburban prep said...

I was contemplating making cupcakes today. They are such cute things to make with children and my nieces and nephews love to be creative in the kitchen.
I am a follower on Google reader.

Miss. Pretty said...

I just found your blog through Sweet, Sassy and always Classy and I have to say you're adorable :) I'm loving the giveaway..so sign me up.. and I'll put a link to it on my sidebar..and I just clicked "follow" haha so 10 entries pleaseee! THANKS

LuLu said...

Enter me in the giveaway!!! I'm clicking follow this blog as soon as I'm done commenting! Yay for cupcakes!

SweetPea said...

I'm so glad I found your blog, I have a slight cupcake obsession. I will become a follower and post about this on my blog as soon as I finish this.

ChelseaMarie said...

I just stumbled across your blog it is too cute! I too am obsessed with cupcakes! I will most certainly become a follower and post about it on my blog!
:)

CMFH

Jenny said...

I love cupcakes! Eating them and just having them embellished on any little thing. What cute stuff! I'm glad I stumbled on your blog today. I'm adding myself as a follower too! Love the blog name!

Mimi Elise said...

Thank so much for having this awesome giveaway! I'm a big follower now!! Enter me in! Thanks SO much! :)

Coastal Belle said...

since it wouldnt let me post earlier today i'm trying again. this is the best giveaway i've seen. i love that cupcake stand. I'm a follower and as of tomorrow consider yourself posted on my blog

jane in the waiting line said...

i just became a follower (been reading via reader for a while!) please enter me, i heart cupcakes!

Katrina said...

Sounds yummy! My husband loves cupcakes, and would love for me to win this! hehe. =)

Katrina said...

I am a follower now too! =)

Carolyn G said...

Oh my count me in. I love cupcakes and the the cupcake related things in your giveaway!!!

Carolyn G said...

I am a follower

Beth said...

Oooh, 5 entries here...I'm about to become a follower!!!

tbmroberts at yahoo dot com

capperson said...

Ohhh!!! I love me some cuppycakes!! COUNT ME IN!!!
I'm also a follower!!!

Gwen said...

FABULOUS give away!!! I just found your blog and I am so glad I did!!! I just became a follower too!!!

Megs said...

what a great giveaway! i love cupcakes!
i'm a new follower and i'll be posting about your giveaway tonight.
I'm also hosting a giveaway, make sure you check it out!

All-American Preppy said...

I LOVE cupcakes... I made some last weekend. What a super adorable giveaway--I love all the things you picked out. I have become a follower and put a link to your giveaway on my sidebar :)

micaela6955/Michele P. said...

aw, your furbabies are so cute! my daughter and I love to make cupcakes, and this prize is awesome! I am doing the comment for 2 entries and now following your blog for 3 more entries for a total of 5! Have a great week!

micaela6955 at msn dot com

amylp85 said...

Hey Angela, I feel kinda bad entering considering I got a magazine subscription out of your last give away, but I love all of the stuff you have up for this one. I saw those towels yesterday and wanted to get them and all of the stuff that goes with it. Anyways, I of course am gonna be a follower (I love your blog) and I will definitely mention this on my blog! I guess that makes me eligible for 10!

P.S. Puppy sleep is so cute isn't it?

Leigh said...

Yay! I just found your blog through another. Im so excited! What a wonderful giveaway you have put together! I added you and mentioned you in blog so I believe thats 10 points! Oh I hope I win! :)

Eema-le said...

What an awesome giveaway. I LOVE those pear hooks.

Southern Starlet said...

I'm glad your comments are working again! Put me down for 10 entries, as I have become a follower and posted about your giveaway on my blog. And thanks for checking my blog out and entering my giveaway as well!

MrsSouthernBelle said...

What an awesome give away! I also have the 500 cupcakes book that I love. Seeing all of the ones you baked makes me think I should get out the KA mixer and bake this weekend!

Tera Kay said...

LOVE the blog! soooo Cute!

I am now a follower and I would LOOOOOOVVEEE to be entered to win the cupcake giveaway!

PS- I have a {baby} obsession with cupcakes too!!!

Danielle said...

What a fantastic giveaway! I loooooove cupcakes :)

Prep in the Big Apple said...

OMG. I have a serious cupcake infatuation. I'm so in. I'm already a follower and there is a link to this giveaway on my blog. :)

LovesPINKandPEARLS said...

what a cute giveaway! I love cupcakes! i now follow, and posted about this on my blog!

B.E.A said...

I love the cupcake theme! I've have now become a faithful follower!

SassyEngineer said...

Please enter me! I just became a follower, and I will for sure post about it on my blog. I am so excited for your giveaway, and I have been wanting a cupcake stand forever! Thanks :)

MM said...

I just found your blog and I am so glad that I did...it is super cute! I will be entitled to 10 entries...because I am about to go put an entry about you on my blog! :) The cupcakes look delicious!!!

Paula said...

Hi. The cupcake stuff is so cute! I'm excited to have found your blog and follow it now. I will post about your giveaway later tonight!

Preppy Pettit said...

So Cute!!! Please count me in!

Juls said...

i just found your blog and love it! I am now a follower and leaving a comment for 5 points!!

Thanks,

Julie

Gladys said...

OMG I am in love with all the blogs that I have found, and also the giveaway! Please count me in for 5 as I just became a follower! That gift looks awesome! :)

Mrs. Potts said...

I want 10 entries! I'm commenting, becoming a follower and blogging about this!

Come over & visit me - I'm having a giveaway too. All about Spring Fever! Cause I've got it BAD!

Lindsay said...

Oh I hope I win..everything looks amazing! I'm now a follower!

ikkinlala said...

I'd love to enter if Canadians may.

Jigging in J.Crew said...

I just found your blog and I love it! What an AWESOME giveway! I'm giving up sweets for lent so this will be the perfect treat for Easter Sunday! I'm following you from now on so count me in for 5 posts!

Betsy said...

What a great giveaway. You can count me in!

USCEmily said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and loved it! I am now a follower :-) The cupcake themed giveaway looks like such fun! Now, can you just teach me how to cook a decent cupcake?? I'm baking challenged!

Mel's Mom said...

I'm leaving a comment and following. 5 entries please!

Such a cute blog!

Katie said...

How cute is this giveaway??!! I love cupcakes too so I'm extra excited about this. I just stumbled upon your blog today and am already loving it. I became a follower today/added you to my Google Reader. And your puppy is too cute.

have a good day!

zentmrs said...

What a wonderful giveaway!!

I'm now a follower and I have posted a link to your giveaway on my blog. Sure hope I win!

Thanks!!

parkaveprincess said...

First of all, that picture of your dog Yoyo is so cute! secondly, I would love to enter the giveaway!
Everything is so cute. and congradulations on your first giveaway :) it's so fun. and i'm a follower.

Mable Cakes said...

I am a new follower, love this blog! and I and posting about your giveaway!

Laura said...

ooooo lady....I wish you lived by me then we'd be super friends!!! love your giveaway. I'm posting you on my blog and added you as a friend. cute blog!

malloryann said...

This is such an original giveaway! Please enter me and I will now follow your blog... Please visit my blog sometime as well!!

bFlat said...

What a wonderful giveaway. Please sign me up!

lensimpressions AT gmail DOT com

Kelly B said...

I'm new to your blog, but gladly became a follower and look forward to reading more often! What a fun and great giveaway - cupcakes are so fun :) Have a great day!

(5 entries for me)

Prep-E Girl said...

I LOVE to bake cupcakes!!! This is perfect!

Thanks!

-E

Cricket said...

what an adorable giveaway! i would love to be entered. and i added it on my blog side bar!

Shea said...

Great giveaway! Whats not to love about cupcakes. Ps. I am now a follower too :)

The Cookie Girl said...

Just found your blog and thought I would scoot on over.
I am adding you to my list and following you.
Definately want to win this prize. My 3 year old daughter is all about cupcakes right now. She would enjoy this as much as me.
I am posting about the giveaway at my blog too. www.cookiegirlcreations.blogspot.com
Nothing better than cupcakes and cookies. SWEEEEET!
xoxo

Heather said...

Oh I love cupcakes and love this giveaway. For that alone I just became a follower. :)

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

junko said...

I love your give away and I am so happy I found your blog! I am for sure gonna be a follower!

AmandaSue said...

Wow great giveaway! And your dog is adorable!

terriavidreader (Indiana-USA) said...

Well, enter me 10 times! I've signed up to follow, I'll add this to my blog (http://triesmakingcards/blogspot.com) and here's an extra comment: Just call your guy "Sweetie" (sweet tea?) - sorry just could not resist. Good luck with all things cupcake!

Ryan Ashley Scott said...

I just became a follower, am commenting (obviously) and will go post about this right now! Yay 10 entires! What fabulous prizes.

We love cupcakes so much, my son named our new puppy sprinkles. Your fur baby is too cute.

Laura B said...

I love cupcakes! Thanks!

Debbi said...

Mr. STD was funny. Yummy cupcakes!

Jessi said...

Yum!! Love me some cupcakes but don't make them very often...maybe this would be the push I need! I've become a follower too!

Suzi said...

Visiting from Cookie Girl Creations, love the giveaway. Thanks!

You could call your honey Mr. STuD. Just add a small u and it's all good!

maggi said...

Wow! That's alot of GREAT stuff!!! I have officially started following you & can't wait to go back and read some of your other post.

Hayley said...

found your blog from mrssouthernbelle, and i love cupcakes too!

Lisa said...

I just became a follower of your blog! AND I post about all cupcake giveaways so I will be doing that shortly.

What a great giveaway!

Prepster said...

What a super cute blog and an awesome giveaway! Here in Austin we have to amazing cup cake places, one called "Hey Cupcake" and another called "Primo." They are so much fun! I just started following your blog and love your header, I will never understand why people don't drink sweet tea, and sweetening it yourself is not the same!

Peppermint Bee said...

I am a new follower and I will post about your giveaway in just a bit! Great giveaway idea!

Nicole-Lynn said...

First I have to comment on how cute your dog is! What a sweet picture!
Thanks for this great giveaway... please count me in! I also love cupcakes, check out my blog for some cute cupcake wrappers from Estilo Weddings! I am now a follower!

Prepster said...

I just posted about your giveaway on my blog at

http://thecompleteprep.blogspot.com/

La vie est belle! said...

I did the first two for 5 entries! What a fun giveaway! :)

Meagan said...

Ms. Sweet Tea - This is the first give-away I have see that I absolutely love!!! I am a cupcake fanatic and would love to see these things in my kitchen :)

I have done all three options to get all 10 points! Good luck in picking the winner!

Check out my blog for a picture of my own cupcake crafts!

Nantucket Dreams said...

thanks to sweet and sassy (your first commenter!) i found your totally fun blog! isn't the blog world amazing that way? i LOVE cupcakes and when i lived in nyc was at buttercup on a regular (ie everyday) basis! this giveaway is so so generous and i know whoever wins will be so grateful! ok, gotta become a follower and post this on my own blog!

Scary Mommy said...

I never enter contests, but this is just the cutest thing ever!!! I just adore all things cupcakes. :)

(And I follow you now)

::Preppy Principal:: said...

Cute, Cute, Cute! I am a follower (now) and will post this CUTE giveaway on my site- wish me luck!

MARGARITA BLOOM said...

I adore cupcakes!!!! One of the reasons we offer cupcake soaps at my bath site!! I totally want a chance to win those lovelies. I'm posting because I think your blog is so cute not to mention your doggie. lol....:)

Posting = 2 entries
I just became a follower =(3 entries)....
for a total of 5 entries!!)

Lisa said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog last night! :) I posted about your blog giveaway this morning - please give me those extra entries! :)
http://likeavalentine.blogspot.com/2009/02/another-cupcake-giveaway.html

Serah said...

I just found your blog through Peppermint Tea's blog and I absolutely love it. I love cupcakes, too!

I just became a Follower, so 5 entries for me, please! Thank you!

Jenn said...

heres my comment - and i'm becoming a follower as well. i absolutely LOVE cupcakes and am addicted to everything cupcakes as well. this is the cutest giveaway!! :)

TiffanyDanielle said...

Move ove Martha Stewart!! Your sset up is sooo cute! I'll be posting about your blog as soon as i publish my comment =) i love you'r blog and im definitley going to be a follower!. I am just learning the ropes in the kitchne and made my first batch of home made red velvet cupcakes with home made cream cheese icing on vday! I loved it and am quickly becoming a baking addict!

Undomesticated Newlywed said...

I'm totally down for this giveaway. Pick me please :)

Leah said...

What a great giveaway!!

Nikki said...

Hi
Fanastic Yummy really Yummy giveaway I love to bake
added you into my blog & following you Please put me in for 10
thanks so much
Nikki

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

What a fabulously sweet giveaway! Count me in. And I just became a follower too. Love your cute blog!

A.D. said...

What a great giveaway...I would love to enter! I've always thought cupcakes are way better than regular cake!!!

I just became a follower too :)!

cherio1 said...

OMG, this has to be the absolute YUMMIEST site I have ever seen. 'scuse me, gotta go eat now! lol

Kenda Bilberry said...

I love cupcakes and baking! I saw this on another blog and thought I'd see what it was about! Love your blog by the way!

Rachel Jaclyn said...

I love cupcakes so much too! Im so glad you did this giveaway.

:]

5 entrys, 2 for the comment and 3 for subscribing. Thanks!

-Rachel

Rachel said...

I thought I posted but I don't see it!! 5 entries for me plz

Mrs. Watermelon's Kitchen said...

Your blog is great! I just added you to my blog. I am now a follower.
Love all the things you picked!

girlichef said...

What a great idea...and such cute stuff to giveaway! Glad I followed my way around to your blog! Keep up the good work :)

Melissa said...

OMG this is so cute!! I especially love the thank you notes!! I love cupcakes!!

I became a follower!! I love your blog!!

The Arthurs said...

Adorable! As a KY girl...I love my sweet tea! I am going to follow & post - I bet I could come up with some cute cupcakes for our St. Patty's Party.

Mandy said...

Wonderful giveaway, put me down for 10 entries. Check out my blog at www.homewithmandy.com.

blueviolet said...

Cupcakes are happiness! Your blog is adorable! I'm following you now too.

Jules said...

I love your blog and this is a great giveaway!

I am posting, am a new follower and posted this on the sidebar of my blog!

Emiline said...

You are a girl after my own heart! I love cupcakes!

Coffee with Cathy said...

So glad I found your blog. Can't wait to be a regular visitor. And I love cupcakes! I'm commenting here and have become a follower, so please count me in for five entries. Thanks!

Amy said...

Ok I am leaving my comment..I love it.. I will make you sparkle on my Blog.

Mrs. Smith said...

Count me in! I am a new follower!

Mrs. Smith said...

I'm posting about the giveaway on my blog, too!

Anonymous said...

I heard about your blog through Home With Mandy..she said to check you out and enter this contest. Looks like I just found a new fun site, thanks!
Jessica O
jecca1120ATyahooDOTcom

Happy Daily said...

Oh my goodness, what a great giveaway! i love your blog and I am so glad I found it. I am now a follower!

Katie Lake said...

I definitely want to be entered! I am already a follower and will put a link in my side bar - deal? Great!

brown eyed girl said...

Wow, this is the most amazing giveaway I've ever seen! I'm going to add you to my list - thanks!

Erin said...

Commenting and following - I NEED A CUPCAKE TREE!!!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

This is quite the giveaway, my dear! I love that cupcake tree - even if I don't win I think I need to be finding one for myself. I love it!

Emily B said...

Wow, this is exciting stuff! I'm a muffin baker (not professional but the amount I make for my family, I might as well be!) and have often thought that I should make the leap to cupcakes! This might just give me the incentive I needed!

Lucky in Love said...

What a great giveaway! I am a huge fan of cupcakes and baking. It seems like from your blog we have a lot in common!

My hubby is from the south and oh how he loves his sweet tea!!

Anyway...I'm following now and I will post about it! 10 for me :) Glad to find your blog.

Nichola said...

This is a great giveaway. I love everything cupcake! I think you could call your significant other Mr. Sweet T or maybe just Sweetie?

Imjustagirl said...

I am about to become a follower! What a great giveaway. I love cupcakes too!

LillySue said...

WooooHoooo!! A new friend and a chance to win goodies! Put me down for 10 chances and stop in for a visit!
Blessings- LillySue

Adrianne said...

Butter Yellow, Strawberry Pink, Dark Chocolate... we LOVE them all! Please put 10 in for me and the kiddos! Fantastic giveaway...totally intriguing idea!

delighted heart said...

Put me down for 5 entries! Thanks for such a generous give-a-way! I have a20 something daughter that lives in LA. I blogged about her birthday last week. I'm sure she misses sweet tea also! I live in the south...Texas and would love to win your GAW! I'm doing cupcakes for a baby shower next month and I've been wanting to get those books for some great ideas! And we're having cupcakes at my son's wedding in dec! So we're all into cupcakes! Have a great week!
Blessings!
Patti

Michelle Murphy said...

What an adorable idea for a giveaway. I love the idea and I love your blog!!

Ashley said...

-I would love to win! (2 entries)
-Follower! jepeux.blogspot.com ( 3 entries)
-blogged! Excited~
http://jepeux.blogspot.com/2009/02/paper-avenue.html (5 entries)

ashlomb at yahoo dot com

AmyT said...

awlll cute giveawey.....looks like I just missed it :-(

 
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