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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Holiday Traditions & My 1st GIVEAWAY!

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I can't believe that Thanksgiving is around the corner and Christmas will be upon us soon after. My favorite part of these holidays are traditions, old and new, that occur each year around this time. For my family, most of our traditions revolve around the food. My Dad always makes the turkey with a his signature stuffing and gravy, my Grandma makes the best smashed Parmesan potatoes, and we typically have Bloody Mary's during the day while cooking the meal. Last year we started what we hope will become the annual Thanksgiving hike. This year we've discussed adding a blind wine taste test to the mix, initiated by a discussion at the table the other night regarding the price versus quality of wines.

In the spirit of the giving thanks and giving back, I am offering my first giveaway. I have been lucky enough to win some fantastic giveaways this year {Stella & Dot loot, a design consult, Graphic Image products, Bfrend bracelet to name a few} and now feel the need to share the love so to speak. Find out how to enter below...
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Candy stripe straws, Moose and Deer Shot Glasses, The American Bar.
This is my thank you to you all for supporting me and making me feel like I'm not just posting to myself. Your comments and tweets really do brighten my day. My hopes are that these items can help jump start your holiday party season with a little flare!

To enter, you must be a follower of Julip Made and leave a comment describing your favorite holiday traditions.

For extra entries (leave a separate comment for each additional entry):
  1. Follow JulipMade on Twitter. 
  2. Tweet about the giveaway (include @JulipMade and a link to this post in your tweet).
  3. Follow Julip Made on Pinterest.
The winner will be announced two weeks from today (November 30th).  Good luck!

Cheers,

Julie
PS. Make sure to stop by Simply Irresistible to see my guest post on why I <3 DC!

32 comments:

  1. I follow you and my favorite holiday tradition in decorating the Christmas tree. I'm really OCD and usually fuss with the ornaments too much until they are in the perfect place :)

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  2. HI! I follow your blog, and my favorite is hanging the stockings on the mantle.

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  3. I also follow your boards on Pinterest.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  4. such a fabulous giveaway julie!! wow!!!

    my favorite thanksgiving tradition..hmm..does eating count? i love going around the table before our meal and saying what we are thankful for. being with our families is also my favorite - we are lucky to have such amazing families!

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  5. i follow you on pinterest and like stealing/re-pinning all your fabulous drink ideas!!

    any bloody mary's on thanksgiving - count me in!

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  6. You're so sweet to host this giveaway!! We heart you too. :)

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  7. Hi lady! my favorite thanksgiving tradition is having a giagantic plate of fresh antipasto before the feasting begins. it's been a long standing tradition with my family, and every year I help my dad cut up all the fresh meats and veggies. it never gets old because it is Deeeelish!

    I follow you on twitter (duh) and I'll tweeeeet about it :)
    I follw you on pinterest

    You are so sweet!

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  8. I'm in!! I follow...in terms of "holiday" traditions - we have thanksgiving in October so I stick with a nice nature walk or bike ride before eating a LOT of turkey and stuffing :)

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  9. following on Pinterest (how have I not been yet...thank goodness for this giveaway!)

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  10. What an adorable giveaway! My favorite holiday tradition is family football at Thanksgiving and our stockings on Christmas. My mom always went ALL OUT on our stockings and we would open them first before the presents. It doesn't quite sound like a tradition, but it is something I will definitely carry on with my future kiddos :)

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  11. Thank you so much for offering such a fun and generous giveaway! My favorite holiday tradition is snuggling up on the sofa and watching Christmas Vacation with my mister.

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I follow JulipMade on Twitter via @normawatson

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  13. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/normawatson/status/137377931973500929

    clogzilla(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  14. I love those candy cane straws!!! Adorable!

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  15. You are just the sweetest! And what a cool giveaway, you always come up with the best stuff, now dontcha??? (c: My favorite holiday tradition is putting up the Christmas tree as a family the day after Thanksgiving! I can just see the christmas lights now!

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  16. what an awesome giveaway! the deer/moose shot glasses are so cute. i love that you picked such unique items.

    ok, ok...favorite holiday tradition...hmmm. On Christmas Eve my parents invite a lot of their friends over and people that either don't have family or don't have big families and cook this huge feast. It's a lot of fun. Happy Thanksgiving lady!

    XO, A

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  17. and i follow you on twitter! i swear i did before...but i for real do now ;)

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  18. how sweet of you!

    Hmmm holiday tradition would just be a good meal and laughter with my family. Two of the best things on earth :)

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  19. I obviously stalk you! And my favorite holiday tradition is playing charades or other board games both after thanksgiving dinner and before church on Christmas Eve.

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  20. And I tweeted the giveaway :) I love this!

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  21. Follow you already ;)

    I love watching Christmas movies on Lifetime all throughout the month!

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  22. What a great giveaway!!!!! Im obviously a follower on all platforms already :) My favorite holiday tradition is actually the one I have with my girlfriends! Every year, without fail, we do a HUGE cookie exchange and secret santa. It's always such a blast and it ensures that we make time for eachother despite the crazy hussle and bustle. :)

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  23. Started following you recently, and I love your posts!

    My favorite holiday tradition would definitely be getting involved with charities that provide Christmas gifts for under privileged children. So much fun shopping for kids toys, and and even more exciting knowing that its going to put a huge smile on a kids face!

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  24. This is so sweet! Thanks Julie! (I follow on twitter)

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