#ChristmasWeek Recap and #Giveaway Links

 

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My contributions to Christmas Week!

Hi folks.

This week was a whirlwind of Christmas goodies. Christmas Week was a huge success and I hope we inspired you all to get into your kitchens and start your holiday baking. There are so many amazing recipes to get your creative juices flowing. I thought I’d recap the week for anyone who just tuned in or missed it. Hope you enjoy. I know I sure did. I may have to wear stretchy pants for the next month the way things are going.

When I decided I wanted to try my hand at a multi-blogger event I knew I had to have an accomplice. These things are always more fun when you have someone to bounce ideas off of and laugh with when things go haywire. I had the pleasure of co-hosting this event with Jen of Juanita’s Cocina. Jen is amazing to work with. She is thoughtful and kind, super helpful and catches any mistakes I make when I don’t get enough sleep. The woman is a dynamo. She’s also an amazing cook.

We invited a wonderful group of bloggers to join us. Lizzy of That Skinny Chick Can Bake, Isabelle of Crumb, Kristen of Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker, Anuradha of Baker Street, Erin of Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts, Erin of Spiffy Cookie, Ramona of Curry and Comfort, Heather of Girlichef, Cathy of The Dutch Baker’s Daughter, and Chung-Ah of Damn Delicious. Every single one of them stepped up in a big way. I am so thrilled they all joined us and it was an absolute pleasure working with each of them.

Each day had a theme we worked within and each blogger was free to have at it within the theme. We did this for 5 consecutive days and let me just say it is a ton of work to post every day. Yet these ladies did it and did it with style.

Day 1 Cookies and Bars:

Day 2 Peppermint Surprise:

Day 3 Christmas Cakes and Cupcakes:

Day 4 Gingerbread Surprise:

Day 5 Christmas Pies and Pastries:

I thought I’d share some of my favourites with you. I loved every single recipe everyone did but I just had to pick one from each blogger to highlight today. So hard trying to narrow down your faves.

cookies

Chocolate Chip Peppermint Cookies from Juanita’s Cocina

pie

Chocolate Angel Pie from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

cocoa

Candy Cane Cocoa In A Jar from Baker Street

trifle

Peppermint Brownie Trifle from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

tarts

Mini Bakewell Tarts from Crumb

truffles

Gingerbread Biscoff Truffles from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

milkshake

Gingerbread Milkshake from Curry and Comfort

fudge

Peppermint Fudge from Girlichef

Tres Leches Cake from A Dutch Baker’s Daughter

cookies

Hot Cocoa Blossoms from Spiffy Cookie

brownies

cookies

Ginger Horse Cookies by Yours Truly (was their any doubt this was my personal fave?)

If I can request any of you who are pinning, please only pin mine from my blog. I encourage you to go to the original site to pin photos from other blogs. That way they get the traffic from the pin. It’s always best to do that. Responsible pinning, it’s a “thang”.

Remember there is a giveaway going on right now on ALL the blogs who participated in Christmas Week. Freund Containers stepped up in a big way and they are giving away a $100 Gift Certificate on EACH blog. So if you want to win some amazing goodies I would suggest entering at each blog and up your chances dramatically of winning. Freund Containers has the most amazing selection of glass bottles I’ve ever seen. And you all know how much I love glass bottles. And canning jars. So make sure you check out their awesome products then enter to win. You can enter mine by clicking here and just leaving a comment. You also can do a gazillion other things to gain extra entries.

You can also enter:

Juanita Cocina’s giveaway

That Skinny Chick Can Bake’s giveaway

Baker Street’s giveaway

Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker’s giveaway

Crumb’s giveaway

Dinners Dishes and Desserts’ giveaway

Spiffy Cookies giveaway

Curry and Comfort’s giveaway

Girlichef’s giveaway

The Dutch Baker’s Daughter’s giveaway

Damn Delicious’s giveaway

Yup, that’s a whole lot of giveaways. $1200 in total. I am so impressed with Freund Containers and am so pleased to have worked with them on this project.

I also wanted to mention that our button was made by Jenne of Mooshu Jenne. Jen arranged to have Jenne do it up for us and we are all so pleased with the result. She also has an etsy store where she does custom digital designs so make sure you stop by and check her out.

A huge thank you to Jen for holding my hand through our first group venture. And a humongous thank you to all the participants who rocked it every…single… day… for… 5… consecutive… days! That’s an impressive feat for any blogger. Kudos to all of you! Looking forward to working with you again.

Stay tuned for 2 more giveaways coming at you from yours truly. So excited to share them with you.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    That looks very impressive all together like that. What a talented bunch of bloggers. Wonderful job!

  2. 3

    This is all you, chica. Thank you for being the hostess with the mostest!

  3. 5

    Well, thanks so much to you and to Jen for putting the whole event together and keeping us going. It truly was a delicious week. I am now officially laying off the sweets for a while ;P Thanks again and thanks for all of the links! :)

  4. 6

    Well, thanks so much to you and to Jen for putting the whole event together and keeping us going. It truly was a delicious week. I am now officially laying off the sweets for a while ;P Thanks again and thanks for all of the links! :)

    • 7

      Thanks for joining us Heather. It was such a pleasure to have you.

      I haven’t touched sweets in a week. I’ll have to amp it up next week again since my son is flying in.

  5. 8

    Kim, this was a terrific idea!!! Thanks to you and Juanita’s Cocina for organizing #ChristmasWeek and congratulations for its success!!!

  6. 10

    Great series! And so much good stuff. I’m putting on weight just drooling over everyone’s stuff!

    • 11

      Thanks John. I had to lay off sweets for awhile after this week. I never thought I’d burn out on sugar but apparently it’s possible.

  7. 12

    So much great stuff!!

  8. 14

    Wow! That looks like such a gorgeous list of proper Christmas treats. I love those sugar mice – I haven’t seen them in years! Very nostagic. Sniff.

  9. 16

    WHEW! What a sweet week but i’m glad it’s over. I think I gained 5 pounds! Thanks for organizing this because I found SO many great treats that I hope to make and share this season and the next. Great job!

    • 17

      Lol you and me both. Thanks so much for your sweet words. We had so much fun doing this. Look forward to next year.

  10. 18

    all of you did such a great job with christmas week!!!! seriously, if anyone ever needed some great ideas for holiday baking, all they would need to do is look at all these links. Great job. :) i never did get my act together for my christmas series, soooo you all are much more organized.

  11. 20

    Such a fun week, Kim! Can’t wait till the next one :)

  12. 22

    Loved Christmas Week! Seeing everyone’s contributions was so good and so YUMMY :)

  13. 24

    What a collection of amazing Christmas treats! This holiday season is so busy but you collect really good recipes from great bloggers and it’s nice to come here and take a look at once! :)

  14. 26

    wow, this is quite the coordinated effort! a lot of beautiful food.

  15. 28

    Wow, loads of Recipes to go through. I ll take some time to go through the ones I fancy. =P

  16. 30

    What a fantastic round-up..really loving those peppermint cookies! Well..I kind of want to make everything!

  17. 31

    Holy Crap! What a round up, Kim! My head is spinning! I am on a sugar high from just looking. Ok. I savored. I am on a sugar high from savoring!
    Merry Christmas!!!!
    :)
    Valerie

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