A Few of My Favorite Things – Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday Gift Guide

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I wanted to share a few of my favorite things from friends and fans of the Misadventures with Andi community. I think it is important to support small businesses particularly during the holiday season!

Take a peek and consider these unique gifts for your holiday list.

Kasia Dietz has been part of the family here for many years and it is no secret how much I adore my beautiful and talented Parisian amie. She runs Kasia Dietz handbags from Paris, but her canvas bags can be found in shops all over the world.

Kasia Dietz-Geometric Collection-Beige + Black tote

I have mention posts from Carolyn Jung of Food Gal in many editions of Saturday Six. I also interviewed her in a Reader Spotlight. She is an award-winning San Francisco Bay Area food journalist (and blogger) and she has her first cookbook out. Her access to the many celebrated chefs of the San Francisco is legendary and I read her posts about her amazing meals with drool. I for one cannot wait to get my hands on her book!

San Franciso Chefs Table Cover

Another foodie I admire is Maggie of Eat Boutique. I have sent her beautiful gift boxes to friends and they are always met with delight. Maggie very carefully curates the components of each one of her baskets. She is focused on small batch local ingredients and products which resonates with me. It is really difficult for me to choose which regional or themed-box to buy. Do you go for the cocktail giftbox which is great for a holiday event or the breakfast box which is a great hostess gift perfect for when you stay with family. I am partial to the small batch by season.

Eat-Boutique

I know I am not objective when it comes to how cute I think all the adorable pouches are from OliveiraBags, they are made by my cousin after all! I really love this Look Book version. I don’t have a look-book, but that won’t stop me from finding something to stick in one! I really think the design of this one is so cute!

Oliveria Bags Look Book

Happy shopping and happy holidays!

 

168 Comments

  1. Jen
    November 23, 2013

    You are so nice to do this. I love your cousin’s work. super cute.

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  2. Heather
    November 23, 2013

    Thank you for this opportunity & good luck to everyone!

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  3. ellen beck
    November 24, 2013

    Beautiful bags! I love the colors and how nice and bright they are!

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  4. rachel
    November 24, 2013

    Super Cute!

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  5. Ccaymm
    November 24, 2013

    Love your blog

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  6. Traver Freeman
    November 24, 2013

    Thanks for this awesome Giveaway

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  7. sirena
    November 24, 2013

    I like the favorite things post. Especially the pouches

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  8. Jacquelyn
    November 24, 2013

    Those pouches look great!

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  9. Amit
    November 24, 2013

    Very nice of you πŸ™‚

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  10. nickie
    November 24, 2013

    Very unique bags, there lovely

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  11. amybelle2001
    November 25, 2013

    I like the pouches from Oliveira bags! Very cute.

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  12. amybelle2001
    November 25, 2013

    Since I live in San Fran, I think that cookbook would rock as a gift!

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  13. amybelle2001
    November 25, 2013

    Cocktail gift box would be a lovely gift for my friend Michelle!

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  14. amybelle2001
    November 25, 2013

    Those Kasia Dietz bags would be handy at the grocery stores around here!

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  15. amybelle2001
    November 25, 2013

    I love that you chose to support lovely products from friends and family–I try to do the same as much as I can.

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  16. ELENA
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for this giveaway!

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  17. katherine williams
    November 25, 2013

    OliveiraBags are very colorful. i think people would like to purchase them. good job!

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  18. San
    November 25, 2013

    I like the Kasia Dietz handbags, they’re beautiful.

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  19. ghassan alsaleh
    November 25, 2013

    #1 I like this postso much

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  20. Kelly Kimmell
    November 25, 2013

    Happy Holidays and thanks for the chance to win!

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  21. Trisha B.
    November 25, 2013

    This would be great to win so that I could pick up a few gifts for my family to open on Christmas.

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  22. Lanie Pregoner
    November 25, 2013

    I prefer to give out cocktail giftbox!

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  23. krsz
    November 25, 2013

    That pouche is adorable

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  24. carla bonesteel
    November 25, 2013

    Comment #1 – Thanks, Andi, for hosting this giveaway…Your blog is awesome! (But makes me jealous on the daily!!)

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  25. gigi n jimmy borden
    November 25, 2013

    this is an awesome giveaway and blog!

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  26. Deb Gotham
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks so much for this opportunity !

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  27. PaulaMS
    November 25, 2013

    The pouches are awesome!

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  28. Laura Lanza
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for the chance – this would really come in handy this time of year.

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  29. Laura @ Frugal Follies
    November 25, 2013

    I’d love to win the Breakfast Box – looks yummy! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  30. Kathy Shriver
    November 25, 2013

    The Breakfast Set sounds good.

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  31. Lynn M
    November 25, 2013

    I just found your blog and I adore your musings!

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  32. Dharmik
    November 25, 2013

    if i win this i will spend it on gears for an perfect adventure trip

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  33. Eugenia Nitu
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for this post.

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  34. Holly Mann
    November 25, 2013

    Great gift ideas, love the bags. What a sweet giveaway, with 3 little ones and one income, this would be amazing! (:

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  35. Karleen
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks so much for this giveaway!

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  36. dan williams
    November 25, 2013

    twitted this today, 25/11

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  37. Angela Y
    November 25, 2013

    Thank you for the chance to win this amazing prize.

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  38. Thomas Murphy
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  39. Michelle K
    November 25, 2013

    I like the breakfast box

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  40. Tammy
    November 25, 2013

    Love the bag!!

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  41. Kim H
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  42. Sue Cossor
    November 25, 2013

    Thank’s for such a great blog.

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  43. Heather Garcia
    November 25, 2013

    I have been looking for a unique fun gift fir my secret Santa πŸ™‚

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  44. SF
    November 25, 2013

    You have such a cute website! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚ Good luck to everyone!!

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  45. Jenn
    November 25, 2013

    Great giveaway!

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  46. sarit
    November 25, 2013

    Thank you for this opportunity !

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  47. Carla D.
    November 25, 2013

    Thank you for the Holiday Guide and the chance to win something to help out for the holidays. πŸ™‚

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  48. Rita Leonard
    November 25, 2013

    Lovely bags. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  49. CipBtRO
    November 25, 2013

    Good Luck!

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  50. Brooke
    November 25, 2013

    What a wonderful giveaway. Thanks and happy holidays!

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  51. Robyn B.
    November 25, 2013

    Love your blog!

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  52. jovon
    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  53. Beth G
    November 25, 2013

    What a great giveaway! Thank you for the opportunity.

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  54. kim burnett
    November 25, 2013

    Love the bags!

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  55. rebeka deleon
    November 25, 2013

    this would be great for christmas.

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  56. Heide
    November 25, 2013

    Comment #1
    That San Fran cookbook caught my eye. I actually want to take a trip to San Fran before Christmas. Hope I get to too!

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  57. Amanda Jillian
    November 25, 2013

    Awesome giveaway!

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  58. Jill
    November 25, 2013

    Love the bag!

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  59. Jill Edwards
    November 26, 2013

    I love a good tote!

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  60. ionut leonard taranu
    November 26, 2013

    Thanks for this awesome Giveaway

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  61. Marijan
    November 26, 2013

    This bag would be great for my girlfriend . Thanks

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  62. April Sinclair
    November 26, 2013

    Awesome giveaway!

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  63. Lynda Thomas
    November 26, 2013

    I really love the idea of the Breakfast Box! It’s such a nice way to thank hosts for letting you visit! πŸ™‚

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  64. Shannon
    November 26, 2013

    Adorable! Love the bag!

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  65. Tamer Algamal
    November 26, 2013

    wish to win

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  66. Michelle Weaver
    November 26, 2013

    I love that tote! very stylish

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  67. Carla Foust
    November 26, 2013

    Awesome bags and great way to give back with this sweepstakes. Thanks a lot!

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  68. Lee
    November 26, 2013

    Hey, awesome giveaway! Fashion stuff not my thing, but that breakfast box… mmmm.

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  69. Karla Sceviour
    November 26, 2013

    awesome,great giveaway,thanks!

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  70. Danalee Davis
    November 26, 2013

    I love the bag. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  71. Kaylie Nguyen
    November 27, 2013

    Thanks so much for this great chance.

    I love your cute tote.

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  72. Amy H
    November 27, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway, love the bag!

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  73. Mary Calabrese
    November 27, 2013

    I love to collect cookbooks and the San Francisco one looks amazing.

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  74. Jaafar
    November 28, 2013

    Great giveaway! Thank you. Hope I win. πŸ™‚

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  75. Jen-Eighty MPH Mom
    November 29, 2013

    I commented on your South Lake Tahoe post!

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  76. Tamar
    December 1, 2013

    Happy Sunday πŸ™‚

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  77. Charlene
    December 1, 2013

    I checked out the bags and really like them. Thanks for making us aware of them.

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  78. karen medlin
    December 1, 2013

    Love out cute the OliveiraBags , I would love to have each one, my favorite is the Peace and Love

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  79. Katie
    December 2, 2013

    Love all the items…especially the bags!

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  80. Anni
    December 3, 2013

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks for hosting!
    Please join my giveaway as well :o)

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  81. Jessica
    December 3, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway, your blog is cute.

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  82. Katie
    December 3, 2013

    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  83. Daniel M
    December 3, 2013

    thanks for the great giveaway!

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  84. Kristyn A.
    December 3, 2013

    love all of this! thanks for sharing!!

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  85. John Lamano
    December 3, 2013

    thanks! nice giveaway

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  86. Alexandru Rusu
    December 3, 2013

    Thanks for this giveaway.It’s amazing!

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  87. Julie
    December 4, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. Luchessa
    December 4, 2013

    This is such a nice gesture right before the Holidays. Thanks for the chance to win.
    xo, Luchessa.

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  89. Jacqueline
    December 4, 2013

    That food from San Francisco looks fabulous!

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  90. Priyanka
    December 5, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. Emilie Proctor
    December 5, 2013

    Thank you for doing this giveaway! This could really help someone out during this time of year!

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  92. Juan L. Hall
    December 6, 2013

    St. Patrick’s Day Festival What better reason to take down cabbage and corned beef sandwiches and listen to bagpipes than San Francisco’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Beginning with a parade full of green floats, Irish dancers, and bagpipes, the party continues all day with festivities including live art and music performances, craft workshops, Irish food and beverage stalls, and tons of Irish culture installments. Once the festivities are over, head to your favorite Irish pub or tavern to guzzle green beer and get your fill of authentic Irish whiskey. Whatever you do, don’t forget to wear green.

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  93. kennedy
    December 6, 2013

    awesome #1

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  94. Katie @ Domestiphobia.net
    December 7, 2013

    That cookbook looks GORGEOUS. If I didn’t have a whole unopened box of cookbooks sitting under the desk in the kitchen from this move (I have a serious problem when it comes to purchasing cookbooks), I’d be on that in a second. Maybe I’ll add it to my Christmas wish list. πŸ™‚

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  95. Shannon
    December 7, 2013

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to win!

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  96. Janice Dean
    December 7, 2013

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! Merry Christmas!

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  97. Sharon Meeks
    December 7, 2013

    Love your blog! If I could win you $100 PP i would get both my kids coats they have out grown theirs n I cant afford to get new ones!

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  98. mel
    December 7, 2013

    I love the bags by Kasia Dietz handbags !! Gorgeous!

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  99. raquel perez
    December 7, 2013

    Great giveaway thanks for the chance!

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  100. Cat Delgado
    December 7, 2013

    Always find a reason to smile while visiting your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  101. raquel perez
    December 7, 2013

    thanks for the giveaway!~!

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  102. Mary Cox
    December 7, 2013

    Everything looks great! Thanks for doing the giveaway. πŸ™‚

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  103. Rene Groyer
    December 7, 2013

    Love the cocktail giftbox !

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  104. Malesa Denise
    December 7, 2013

    Amazing giveaway would love to win!!!

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  105. Malesa Denise
    December 7, 2013

    Wow love the bags absolutely lovely

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  106. Malesa Denise
    December 7, 2013

    Love the cookbook such a beautiful work of food

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  107. Malesa Denise
    December 7, 2013

    Would like receiving the. Gifts any of these

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  108. kent kiyo
    December 7, 2013

    just enough for my current payment.
    if i get it that would be awesome! thank you for doing this =D

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  109. Malesa Denise
    December 7, 2013

    The bloggers are amazing. Love to promote them

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  110. Tabitha Roderick
    December 7, 2013

    It would be great to win this.

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  111. Angela SC
    December 7, 2013

    Thanks so much for this amazing chance!Good luck to all πŸ™‚

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  112. RhondaP
    December 7, 2013

    Thank you for this opportunity! That cookbook looks interesting

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  113. Desirae
    December 7, 2013

    Fingers crossed!

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  114. Maria Reaser
    December 7, 2013

    #1 hope that’s right

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  115. Bonnie
    December 7, 2013

    That is really nice. People could use money around the holidays.

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  116. Tara
    December 7, 2013

    I also love those bags! Thanks for the chance at the giveaway. Would love to win right now.

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  117. allie
    December 7, 2013

    Can always use a new cookbook!

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  118. virgomomwriter
    December 7, 2013

    Thank you for TRULY supporting small businesses with your blog, and good luck to these entrepreneurs. (I do fine needlework, and it’s hard to get the word out.) Love the blog, my husband studied in France, his French is so good the French think he’s French!

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  119. virgomomwriter
    December 7, 2013

    My husband used to go to the Louvre once a week, on Sundays, when it was free for students.

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  120. KyLee Mills
    December 7, 2013

    ty for the opportunity Comment #1

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  121. Manda
    December 7, 2013

    Your cousin makes lovely pouches! I could use the $100 because we are getting our car repaired.

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  122. Jared Z.
    December 7, 2013

    Free stuff woot

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  123. Gary Ex
    December 7, 2013

    Keep the deals coming.

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  124. Sheila Owen
    December 7, 2013

    #1 I hope this is the right place.

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  125. maggie
    December 7, 2013

    thank you πŸ™‚

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  126. Barbara Wicker Haynes
    December 7, 2013

    Awesome giveaway and excellent gift ideas!!!

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  127. connie danielson
    December 7, 2013

    love your blog. If I win, I would probably save it for my january’s rent. thanks for this wonderful giveaway! connie danielson

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  128. T.J. Wallace
    December 7, 2013

    Great post!

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  129. Lora W.
    December 7, 2013

    Love your blog. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  130. Debra Logan
    December 7, 2013

    Thank you for the chance. If I win, I will use it wisely. Just a simple woman.

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  131. Melissa G
    December 7, 2013

    Thanks so much! Good luck to everyone!
    I myself would love to go to Paris πŸ˜‰ Thank you πŸ™‚

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  132. Melissa G
    December 7, 2013

    Love the canvas bags, very cute! πŸ™‚

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  133. Melissa G
    December 7, 2013

    I also enjoy your cousins pouches…I would find something to put in there for sure πŸ™‚

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  134. William Stewart
    December 7, 2013

    Cool blog!

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  135. Melanie
    December 7, 2013

    awesome giveaway!! thanks for the opportunity

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  136. Teri Champion
    December 7, 2013

    Hi great idea to buy local and support small business . Great giveaway as well and thank you

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  137. Karen Leonard
    December 7, 2013

    nice giveaway I could use this

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  138. shirley-ann
    December 7, 2013

    I love the bags! I really like to support small businesses whether it is a local live shop or online…….they are often so much more creative and interesting.

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  139. Nimrah Fareed
    December 8, 2013

    done! THANKYOU! for the giveaway! if i win i will pay off my loan πŸ™

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  140. joseph gersch
    December 8, 2013

    this is a great giveaway and I love the pics on the blog

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  141. Elisa Tammela
    December 8, 2013

    The blue purse is super cute πŸ™‚

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  142. Laurana H
    December 9, 2013

    Oh the Louvre1 How I loved it there1 <3

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  143. Elisa Tammela
    December 9, 2013

    I love the artwork in your blog header!

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  144. Widyaning A
    December 9, 2013

    Thanks for the opportunity …

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  145. JayV
    December 12, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  146. William Krawic
    December 13, 2013

    Thanks for sharing your favorite things. Looking at the lobster made me hungry

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  147. Brandi Price
    December 13, 2013

    Thanks for the chance!

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  148. jennifer
    December 13, 2013

    I love the idea of the pouches!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  149. Danielle
    December 13, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway and have a very Merry Christmas

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  150. Tommy Gunn
    December 14, 2013

    This is a great site full of a lot of very informative articles. Great job with the blog, love it!

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  151. Donna M. Clark
    December 14, 2013

    I like that bag. It is very stylish.

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  152. Robin
    December 14, 2013

    I love the bags

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  153. Widyaning A
    December 14, 2013

    Thank you for this opportunity, this is a great giveaway & good luck to everyone!!

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  154. Karrie Millheim
    December 14, 2013

    I love the bags and the blog!!!

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  155. Sonya
    December 14, 2013

    What cute bags!

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  156. Maya TheBee
    December 14, 2013

    Great blog!
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  157. Donna Kellogg
    December 15, 2013

    Great Gift ideas , Their are a few i could give the cook book to

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  158. Judy Chapman
    December 15, 2013

    Great gift ideas, thank you for the great giveaway.

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  159. Danielle Wood
    December 15, 2013

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway, great for Christmas shopping

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  160. Crystal Renee
    December 15, 2013

    Thank you for the giveaway. Also commented on another post. (sushi pops)

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  161. Samantha
    December 15, 2013

    The recipes in that cookbook look so delicious!

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  162. brittney
    December 15, 2013

    thank you for the giveaway!!
    love the bag!

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  163. Trisha McKee
    December 15, 2013

    I commented on Friday Food Foto – Sushi Pops in Nishiki Market in Kyoto

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  164. Heather S
    December 15, 2013

    Thank you for the great contest!

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  165. susan smoaks
    December 15, 2013

    i left a comment on the sushi pop post

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  166. Jennifer L G.
    December 15, 2013

    Very nice πŸ™‚

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  167. Bryan E.
    December 15, 2013

    Thanks for the giveaway… commented on Travel Tip Thursday – Airplane Health Tips post.

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  168. Anna
    January 2, 2014

    Great ideas!

    Reply

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