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Thursday, December 13, 2012

12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} Feature Day and Two Giveaways

Welcome to the Feature Day of
The 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} link-up
(plus TWO giveaways),
brought to you by Natural and Free and Glued to My Crafts!

Seventy!  Seventy posts were linked up during this link-up!  How amazing is that!?!?!  Stacey and I are just beyond thrilled!  And to have to pick just 5 favorites...WOW!  Not an easy job!

Before I start in with the features, though,  just for one last time, I want to "sing" the recipes I shared over the last 12 days.  I hope you don't mind! :)

*sings happily* 
On the twelfth day of The Christmas {Goodies} link-up, Natural and Free gave to me:
12. Easy and fun Reindeer Cookies!
11. Some yummy (cooked) Eggnog!
10. Traditional Swedish Tea Rings!
9. Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookies!
8. Delicious Peppermint Mocha!
7. Cranberry Apple Salad!
6. Cinnamon Sugar Apple Pie!
5. Granny's Favorite Gingerbread!
4. Chocolate-Covered Pretzels!
3. Yummy Peppermint Fudge!
2. Cute and festive Pine Cones!
1. A recipe for Candied Pecans!

Now, with that out of the way...

It's time to announce the winners of the gift cards and my TOP 5 Favorites from the link-up and our second giveaway!

First, the winners of the gift cards (as chosen via  I guess I need to mention that we decided last minute, because you guys are so awesome and linked up so many amazing things, that we would offer 2 gift cards; one $12 gift card to Starbucks and one $10 gift card to Shutterfly.  Now, without further adieu.  DRUM ROLL, PLEASE...

Congratulations to Kreative Creations and Jo, My Gosh!   As our gift card winners, you will also be eligible for Ad Space on Glued To My Crafts and you can choose to guest post for me or for Glued To My Crafts.  Please send me an email if you're interested in those options, and we'll get you all set up. :)


Next up, my Top 5 Favorites (be sure to stop by Stacey's blog to see her Top 5 Favorites, too)!

Now, because this is a foodie blog, I decided to narrow my choices to the food link-ups (don't worry - Stacey will be featuring some crafts).  Even then, NOT an easy choice!  You all had some amazing recipes to share!  You have no idea how long it took me to decide!  In the end, though, decisions had to be made, so...I give to you, in no particular order, my Top 5 Favorites:


Congratulations to all of you on being featured!  Feel free to grab a badge:


Because you were featured, you also get the option of Ad Space on Glued To My Crafts and a Guest Post feature either here or on Glued To My Crafts.  Please send me an email if you're interested in any of those and we'll get you all set up. :)

Last, but certainly not least, it is now...

As a special thank you for everyone participating in the 12 Days of Christmas {Goodies} and well, because it's the season of giving, we have organized a HUGE giveaway for you.  All you have to do is enter in the widget below.  You have until the 17th to enter and the winner will be announced December 18th.  This prize package has a value of nearly $100!  One winner will take all.  Good luck everyone!

The wonderful prizes and sponsors:

20% code from Shiny Magic to be used towards Web Design work
(BTW, she designed Glued To My Craft’s blog)

15% code off of your purchase at Bean & Buddy Creations

 One Digital Custom Family Subway Art file from Creative CustomCollages by Jesica

Mollie The Monkey Scentsy Buddy with choice of Scent Pak 
 Asymmetrical Yellow and Gray Rosette Necklace from BrittanyChavers Studio

 Set of 2 Hair Clip Accessories from J’Adore Tutus And More (Winner is being asked to pay $2)

And in anticipation of Stacey (Glued To My Crafts) opening up an Etsy store (Scheduled to happen January 2013), she is offering these two beautiful hair accessories designed by her.

Contest rules:
-No purchase necessary to win.
-Winner of prizes will be determined by by random.
-Winner of hair accessories from J’Adore Tutus And More has been asked to pay $2 shipping costs.
-Winner of prizes has 48 hours to respond.  If winner is not heard from, new winner will be drawn.
-Winner will be notified via email. Be sure to leave a valid email when entering.
-Contest begins December 13th at midnight MST (2am EST, December 14th) and ends December 17th at 11:59pm MST (1:59am EST, December 18th). Winner of prizes will be announced December 18th.
-Facebook, Pinterest, Etsy, Google, Twitter are in no way endorsing this or sponsoring this giveaway.
-Prizes are open to US residents ONLY.  If winner is outside of the US, winner can choose a friend/family member in US to win physical prizes.

If you have not gotten a chance to visit all of the amazing link-ups, I will list them here one last time for you. :)  Enjoy!

(This post was originally posted on my original site, Natural and Free.)


  1. i love the yellow and gray fabric yoyo necklace!

    1. Stacey did find some great vendors, didn't she? Great stuff there! :)

      Thanks for commenting and for stopping by.

  2. So many delicious recipes! So glad I came across your site through the SITS girls today!

    1. Glad to have you stop by, Laura! :) It's always great to meet another SITStah.

      I hope you enjoy any of the recipes you try!


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