Pictures of a ballet dancer in her tutu
Easy dessert, similar to a dump cake
A most delicious side salad or dessert
Boston Cream Cake by This decadent cake is assembled in under 10 minutes
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WIN the ULTIMATE “Valentine’s Day Basket” + Blog Hop

Kristen Duke Sports Date Giveaway

Love is in the air, friends! We are celebrating Valentine’s Day a tad early with a fun giveaway and ideas for an evening out with your love. TWENTY-EIGHT fabulous bloggers have put together amazing Valentine’s Day baskets filled with everything you will need for fun, romantic night! No more scrambling for ideas. Valentine’s Day is planned for the lucky recipients of these twenty-eight fun filled baskets. Each of our blogging friends is giving away a unique themed… Continue Reading

Enter to Win a $1000 Amazon Gift Card

Win an Amazon Gift Card

A handful of blogging friends and I pooled some money together to offer a big ‘ole Amazon gift card today! Take a chance to click on the links below and check out their blogs. To enter, you are following a bunch on Facebook and Pinterest accounts, so you can regularly see their creative inspiration. What would you buy on Amazon if you had $1000?????  I’m crushing on that chrome Kitchen Aid, myself… Something Swanky •… Continue Reading

Share the Joy with World Market

Share the Joy

I’m so excited to SHARE THE JOY with World Market again this year. I got to participate in the campaign last year, too, and I truly felt joy giving back to the children’s wing at our local hospital. This year, I took my Boy Scouts to help me say thank you to our community helpers–the local fire station. We put together a gift basket full of treats and little games they can play, while hanging… Continue Reading

Ultimate Movie Giveaway


There is nothing more that we love than watching a good movie! So a group of awesome bloggers have teamed up to give one person the ULTIMATE MOVIE GIVEAWAY! Someone will win over 20 of our most favoritest movies! (and loads of other awesome stuff…like treats, a blanket, a $25 gift card to fandango, a mason jar cup, and adorable framed picture, and much much more!!!!) I’m sharing the movie Runaway Bride. Interesting fact about… Continue Reading

My Favorite Things

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After the smashing success of last year’s Favorite Things Giveaway, we are back for another round. That’s right-we have gathered up our favorite things to give away, and YOU have the opportunity to win them! Not only is this giveaway a fantastic way to drum up gift ideas for anyone and everyone on your list this year, it is a great Wish List Idea Generator for yourself as well. Every single giveaway basket is chock full… Continue Reading

Win a Kitchen Aid Mixer, Target Gift Card, or some Amazing blogger Cookbooks!

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My friend and dessert foodie blogger, Ashton at Something Swanky asked if I wanted to help her give away some fabulous gifts in honor of her birthday. I like to party, so I agreed whole heartedly! If you remember, Ashton was my awesome roomie at BlogHer Foods Conference last month in Austin. Her blog is filled with some yummy desserts that I drool over often. She gathered a whole bunch of other fun bloggers to… Continue Reading

What I Wore with Very Jane

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I haven’t done a “what I wore” fashion post in a while. For those of you that haven’t seen, I like to share what I wear sometimes, and link up to The Pleated Poppy where others share what they wear, and draw inspiration to mix and max things in my closet. I have a slight obsession with cute clothes, and I really need to “shop my closet” more. By looking at how others pair things,… Continue Reading

Win a Canon Camera

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  Step 1: Pin the image above.  Step 2: Follow all the bloggers listed below on Pinterest.             Step 3: Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. For additional entries, follow some awesome new blogs on Facebook!  a Rafflecopter giveaway

It’s my Birthday!


Today is my 35th birthday, I’m officially in my mid thirties. I’ve never concerned myself TOO much with the number, haven’t felt too much sadness about getting old—yet! I feel young, and that’s all that matters, right? I’ve always loved my birthday, it’s my one special day, and I like celebrating, and I think everyone should feel the same. I had a fun idea to do a giveaway for my birthday, so asked my good… Continue Reading

Washi Tape Giveaway

This amazing giveaway is sponsored by Downtown Tape!———  I have two words for you…WASHI TAPE!!! Well here I am offering the second giveaway in a week. I generally just do one a month, but it’s an extra special week! I am excited to tell you that some of my favorite bloggers and I have teamed up to bring you a FABULOUSLY HUGE washi tape giveaway…we are giving away 50 rolls of washi tape! Yes, you… Continue Reading

The Epic Blogger Giveaway


I’m so excited to share a fun giveaway today! Look at all the fun prizes: Below are the fun bloggers I’m teaming up with to share these prizes. To enter, fill out the form below: a Rafflecopter giveaway

Summer Favorite Things

kristen duke summer favorite things giveaway bucket

It’s slowly beginning to look a lot like summer and I don’t know about you but I’m pretty excited! Time for flip flops, summer vacations, swimming pools, and daily adventures with the kids… bring it on! How about some fun ideas to add a little sunshine to your summer? I’ve teamed up with  20 Creative Bloggers to share some of our favorite things for summer under $50, and you have a chance to win one… Continue Reading

Blue Nile Earrings Giveaway

leaf chandelier earrings

You know how yesterday I posted about the birthstone necklace I made my mom? Well, getting crafty is the way to a woman’s heart, but so is something sparkly that was purchased. I was sent the most lovely earrings to review from Blue Nile, and I wanted to share them with you JUST in time for Mother’s Day. A great gift for your mom, or one to nudge your hubby with a simple link;)  The… Continue Reading

Spring Fling Giveaway

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Prize Package #1: 2-night stay at Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn & Suites in San Diego, California Prize Package #2: Nikon 3100 DSLR camera JoTotes camera bag (your choice) Kristen Duke’s beginner and intermediate photography eBooks Prize Package #3: $50 Gift card to Hoop-La Earrings 2 pairs earrings from Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry $25 Gift card to Caroline G $50 Gift card to The Chic Orchid STEP 1: Pin the following: Step 2: Click on each of… Continue Reading

Everything’s Bigger in Texas~Giveaway

bigger in texas

So, I happen to think that Texas is a pretty darn special place to live, breathe, and blog. And it just so happens that some other fantastically awesome Texas bloggers agree. The other thing we agree on is that we have the best readers anywhere, which is why we’ve all teamed up to say a big ‘ol Texas-sized THANKS, Y’ALL, with the ultimate Spring Giveaway! Check it out! I count myself blessed to be included… Continue Reading