December 26, 2012

New Year's giveaway!

Welcome to Exploring Woods' first giveaway!  I hope you all had a great Christmas!  I had a fun time hanging out with my in-laws, parents, and little brother.  It was fun hosting our first Christmas in our new house.  Thanks guys for coming over, and all the yummy food and company!
 
Now, I'm sure you may still be full from all the over-stuffing of delicious food like I am, but I'm here to try and feed you some more today. :)  I've put together a little collection of some of my favorite things, which happen to be mostly food; specifically chocolate...
 
 
I saw on A Beautiful Mess' blog a little DIY on personalizing your own coffee mug with permanent markers.  I've been wanting to try it for a little while now, and finally did.  I made a silly little mug proudly stating the slogan, "I survived 2012!" with a little stick zombie figure, since there obviously wasn't a great ending of the world as predicted by some.  I followed the directions and baked the mug after drawing my design.  I haven't tried washing it, but it's supposed to be able to be hand washed now after use.  (important~ hand wash only, no dishwashers!)
 
 
I recently discovered this yummy truffle candy bar at my local grocery store, and I had to share it with you!  I mentioned and pictured one of my own here.  One lucky winner will also receive some organic chocolate covered nibs, and coconut macaroons from my local health food store.  The macaroons were made local to me at a place called The Victorian Bakery.
 

So, from me to you, I hope you have an amazing rest of the year!  I'll be around with more posts, and reminders of this little giveaway. :)  Good luck!

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20 comments:

  1. Yum! That stuff looks good! :)And I've been thinking of making one of those mugs... but never got around to it yet.

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    1. you should try one! It was fun designing it, and not as hard as I imagined writing on it.

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  2. We had a wonderful time with you on Christmas! Thank you for opening your home to us! You're right, I don't think I can handle any more sweets just yet, but hey, if you're giving them away, I'm gonna' sign up! I'll share them with you if I win! ;D Happy New Year early, girlie! Love you!<3 mom

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  3. No New Year's Eve plans yet...probably go to sleep at 10:00! :D

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    1. hehe, that's cool! I have a rough time staying up sometimes. Sleep is amazing and hard to come by.

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  4. Oh how great!! It looks wonderful but I'm not going to enter because I don't really eat those things and I would hate to 'take it away' from someone who would enjoy it a lot. The idea for the mug is awesome though haha.

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  5. Goodies in the mail! What a great giveaway. Thanks for the opportunity.

    I doubt we'll do much of anything for New Year's. I always find there's a lot of hype for very little. Ian figures, as long as we're with our pals and there is beer/whiskey involved, it will be a happy welcoming of 2013. :)

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  6. Try to make to at least one more party before I go into labor.

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  7. Spete!! I found the giveaway so thought I would go for it!! I think Jon and i are staying in this year for new years..no plans yet!! I hope I commented correctly!

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    1. yay! glad you found it! no plans are fun. :) I think we're in the same boat.

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  8. Just wanted to say that you're little mug with the stick zombie drawing is super cute.

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    1. Oh, I should add that my New Year's Eve plans are so far not made. My sister might come over for a girl's movie night and junk food.

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    2. thank you! and that'll be fun; we're keeping it low-key as well.

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  9. Hang out at home with my hubby and dance together in our living room.

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