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Friday, December 6, 2019

My Favorite Things Day Giveaway: Day 6

It's Day 6 of my 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways!

I'm sharing a handful of my favorite things today.
Everything from a great granola to what I use to bake on to Starbucks and a cookbook!

My Favorite Things Giveaway: Day 6

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For the last two years I've had a "My Favorite Things Day" during this holiday series and quite frankly I'll probably keep it around forever because y'all love it so much!

Just think of me as Oprah.

Minus the cars and trips and spa treatments.

This girl cannot afford ALL OF THAT but I can afford smaller items.  Hopefully ones you love or will grow to love!

My Favorite Things Day Giveaway: Day 6

Look at this photo - if you know me - does it scream ALLY?

I think it does.

I love food.  I love Starbucks.  I love cookbooks. I love to bake.  I love a good drink {and a warm drink}.

So yes, I do feel like you can pretty much figure me out just by looking at this photo.  It also screams homebody, late 30's, motherhood and comfort.  Me in a nutshell!  This day is always fun for me because I truly get to think about what items in my life make me happy {minus family and friends, of course}.  

Back in August I started collecting items and reaching out to companies to see if they'd donate.  Almost 95% of them say yes.  I've been very much blessed in that regards.

Let's dive in!

My Favorite Things Day Giveaway: Day 6

The Gourmet Granola - this is an Omaha, NE company I happened upon on Instagram one day this past Fall.  I love that they locally source their honey {well, bees!} they use to sweeten their products.  You can see how I eat their granola below.  It's not a traditional way!  TWO winners will receive a bag of their Cinnamon Vanilla granola and a 6-pack of their Cinnamon Vanilla granola bars.

Silpat Baking Mat - if you're not using a silpat to bake your cookies on you need to be!  This non-stick food-safe silicone is incredibly versatile because nothing sticks to them.  Really, nothing.  They can be used over and over and in really high heats.  The perfect gift to the baker in your life.  Go ahead and make my favorite cookie recipe here.  TWO winners will receive a 11x17 Crofton Silpat Baking Mat.

Stainless Steel Straw Set - every single day {I'm not exaggerating} I use a stainless steel drink with my afternoon cocktail {kidding!}.  I'm not drinking cocktails while I work, but I always have a glass of ice water, tea or energy drink mix next to me.  It keeps me going!  This 4-set straw pack comes in it's own drawstring bag, plus has a brush cleaner included.  TWO winners will receive an Unwrapped Life Stainless Steel Straw Set.

A Place at the Table by Kelly Minter - publishers are always asking my opinions on cookbooks or sending me cookbooks to review.  I'm fairly picky about what I'll accept, but Kelly's was a YES from the moment I looked on the cover.  A Place at the Table offers readers an easy approach to mealtimes with easy recipes, but they will also hear heartwarming side stories from Kelly herself.  TWO winners will receive a copy of Kelly's cookbook.

$15 Starbucks Gift Card - people will sometimes give me flack for enjoying Starbucks.  I don't really care.  I like that I can load up the Starbucks app on my phone so whenever I'm near one it's easy to order.  In the summer it's often their unsweetened iced green tea.  In the winter, most likely a Flat White coffee.  When my 5 year old is with me it's always a glazed donut.  LIFE IS SHORT, let's enjoy it.  TWO winners will receive a $15 Starbucks gift card.

Holiday Campfire Mug - staying on the cozy theme, I love campfire mugs.  Something about them having a wider base and a bigger handle {or maybe I'm just a klutz} is comforting.  I start my day with coffee and often in the late afternoon or evening I'll have a cup of hot tea to round out the day.  If I had more cupboard space I'd collect every coffee mug under the sun.  TWO winners will receive a holiday campfire mug.

My Favorite Things Day Giveaway: Day 6

Remember how I stalked The Gourmet Granola on Instagram?  Well, in one of their stories a few weeks back they showed how to turn their granola into hot oatmeal.  SOLD.  I made it for my breakfast several days in a row.  Here's how!

2 cups milk

Put the milk and granola in a saucepan, stir and bring to a boil.  Stir often and once it starts to thicken, bring to a low simmer.  Serve warm topped with sliced almonds and additional cinnamon.  That's it!

Now to the part you all have been waiting for!

TWO lucky winners will receive a My Favorite Things gift package!  Simply use the Rafflecopter Giveaway icon below for multiple ways to enter.  Also make sure to follow me on Instagram and Facebook as I'll be chosing one winner from those social media channels as well.  U.S. residents only please.  Two random winners will be chosen on December 9th.

Good luck!

Thank you to B&H Publishing for partnering on this post.

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