Monday, October 31, 2011

A Thanksgiving Giveaway!!

To celebrate YOU and reaching 1000 Sweet Bella friends on Facebook, we are giving away one dozen custom Thanksgiving cookies for your dessert table! Actually, you can do whatever you want with them. You could send them to out-of-town family, take as a hostess gift, or hide in your bedroom closet from the kids and eat every single one yourself. I'll like you immediately if you choose option 3.

So let's get to it! Here are a few ideas for Thanksgiving cookies...but I want YOU to be able to design your own order! That's what custom is all about. Keep reading after the photos to find out how to enter the giveaway.

Turkeys! Two tail options...
These are great as placecards! Just add names...

Thanksgiving makes my heart warm! Did I tell you that yet?
And my personal favorite.... just because it's funny. And I had some time on my hands...


Get it? It's like Thanksgiving Dinner, except they're cookies. On a tablecloth. So you can eat Thanksgiving Dinner TWICE!! Woo! ((fans eyes)) That's funny. Aaaanyway - the giveaway!

All you have to do is:
1. Leave a comment here on the blog telling me your favorite part of Thanksgiving Dinner. 
2. If you share this post with friends on Facebook or Twitter, come back and leave a second, separate comment telling me that you did. (See the buttons under my signature for sharing? You can use those.)
3. Truth is, you'll get entered no matter what your comment says - but I just like to talk about Thanksgiving. 

Giveaway will end at 6pm this Sunday, November 6, 2011. One comment will be chosen from all comments by Random.org. I will post the winner the next morning here and on Facebook.

GOOD LUCK and Happy Almost Thanksgiving!


86 comments:

Denyelle Mehfoud said...

First commentor!!! Hmmmm.... favorite part - that's hard to decide on. I think it is when we all make fun of my mom for wanting the neck. We've been giving her a hard time for eating that part for 40 years! :)

Joanna Christmas said...

My favorite part is probably just being with family. All of our families are out of town, so its just so nice to sit and not be rushed and enjoy the time together!

Nellie said...

My favorite part about Thanksgiving is just celebrating with my husband around. We've been married for almost 8 years (Thanksgiving weekend wedding!) and he's never been deployed during it yet!

Donna said...

Favorite part- I love it all! Getting up early to make cornbread stuffing from scratch & the smell of turkey roasting in the oven, seeing my grandma (she's 86) come through the door, pumpkin pie with whipped cream and coffee while looking through the Black Friday ads with my sister -and making our plan of attack!

Donna said...

Shared on FB

The Becks said...

I have to agree with Joanna above- my favorite part is being with my family. 2 years ago was extra special with my sister and her family moving back to the US after having been in Japan for 2 years and my uncle being with us all after beating the odds with lung cancer. This year we will celebrate my grandfather's 95th Thanksgiving and the youngest great-grandchild's 1st birthday! Family is pretty cool!

Rebecca said...

The food...my family...giving thanks to God for all of His blessings!! :) Btw, I LOVE your cookie designs!!! They are so pretty and original! :)

Joey said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving has always been baking with my mother. She taught me how to bake some traditional holiday cookies so now I can pass down those holiday favorites.

Joey said...

I'm back to let you know I shared this post with my facebook friends.

Monica Ellis said...

I love getting together with extended family and sharing memories of our grandmother. We end up laughing most of the time!

Peg S. said...

I love being with family, the special food (not necessarily turkey), and making my Christmas fruitcake on Friday!

Peg S. said...

Posted on Facebook!! :-)

Trina said...

My Favorite part is being with family and the leftovers the next day! (I love taking a homemade roll, putting turkey on and pouring gravy over the whole thing)

Trina said...

Posted on facebook! :)

Kathleen said...

As the kids grow up, I really treasure our family times together. Thanksgiving brings that special time.

There's something about tradition with certain foods that makes Thanksgiving special. There are certain "required" dishes that would be a sin not to include on the Thanksgiving table, such as the smoked turkey with sausage stuffing, cranberry/pecan salad, and Richard Bland pecan pie. But every year I add at least 2 new dishes that are just pretty to look at and fun to make. If I get rave reviews, I include the dish the next year and eventually it becomes part of the tradition.

sarahgirl12384 said...

Mom's homemade gravy... it takes 2 days to make and she makes 2 gallons of it!

Anonymous said...

Our annual family hayride be a tradition since I was a kid and now my kids are doing it.

Jamie Collins
luvtobeathomemom@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

just shared on facebook!

Jamie Collins
luvtobeathomemom@hotmail.com

Ann said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is that we always have an additional reason to celebrate that week: the birthdays of both of my sons. My youngest son's BD usually falls on the same week as Thanksgiving, and my oldest son's BD is the following week. So - we have a combined BD party one day for them and then we have the traditional Thanksgiving celebration on Thursday. Extra Family Time is always A GOOD THING. (especially now that they are in college and living far away from home)

Ann said...

I just shared you on FaceBook, and we would <3 to share your cookies at our BD & Thanksgiving Celebrations in a few weeks !
Hoping we win ~

Momily said...

Favorite part of Thanksgiving?... eating THESE COOKIES with my family!! They never last. :)

I'm so thankful I found YOU!

SKucskar said...

Posted on facebook!! :)

SKucskar said...

Love Thanksgiving week! Two birthdays and a family holiday! Looking forward to it! <3
Can't wait! :)

Karen D said...

Love Thanksgiving. It's one of my favorite holidays -- not just because of the delicious food (which I love), and not just because I get to spend time with friends and family (which I love even more), but because it's a day when I really stop to think about what I'm thankful for. Hoping we can be with family and friends back in VA and would love to celebrate with your delicious cookies.

Karen D said...

Posted on facebook. Hope I win!

Stephanie B said...

I love Thanksgiving bc it's the first family holiday. We all get together, we're excited to be together, we're laughing and enjoying each other's company. It's chilly, but not too cold (usually) and the colors can still be pretty outside. It's a time to stop and think about how much we've been given before the madness of Christmas begins.

Stephanie B. said...

Oh, and I also shared your giveaway on Facebook as well. :)

Kim said...

When our whole family is here, my favorite part is watching the guys in play in the Voiles Turkey Bowl! My son plans for this for months and takes it very seriously ;)

Actually, they ALL take it very seriously. It's a hoot!

Kim said...

I posted on FB ;)

The Ciszeks said...

shared the link! ;)

Kim Pond said...

I love Thanksgiving because I get to spend a relaxing day with my family!!!

jeskipsmom said...

My favorite part is definitely spending time with family! :) We usually play Christmas music too and it's such a wonderful atmosphere!

jeskipsmom said...

I shared on FB too, but shared via the link you'd posted on FB already! I'd love to win these! Yum, yum, yum!!!

Kristina Rhodes said...

My favorite part is the cranberry sauce that I make. I make extra so that I can eat as much as I want. Also my birthday is always within a few days of Thanksgiving, so I can use that as an excuse if I don't feel like doing much. The only bad thing is if my birthday is on Thanksgiving, there is usually no real birthday cake. :(

Jillian said...

I love getting to cook all that yummy food all day long & share it with family & friends. Hoping to get over to serve lunch for Friends of the Homeless, too!

Jillian said...

Shared!!

Kellie said...

I love just being with the family and talking about old times and being reminded of how blessed we are.

Kellie said...

Posted on FB.

Diane said...

My favorite part about Thanksgiving is FAMILY. It is a truly sweet day spending time with family and only having FOOD on the agenda! Ok, I love the FOOD too. :-) This day reminds me to be Thankful to God for those he gives me to love!

Diane said...

Shared on facebook!!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy being with family for Thanksgiving. My MIL's not so healthy stuffing is the best!

Amy Pike

Anonymous said...

Shared on FB!
Amy Pike

Robby Christmas said...
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Joanna Christmas said...

I hared some love on FB!

Jo Clarke said...

Family, fun, and FOOD! I am part of a very large extended family that ranges from an 88 year old mother/ grandmother/ great grandmother to 2 year old twins. When everyone is together, there is always lots of conversation and laughs

Jo Clarke said...

shared on FB

Aylett said...

I love being with all my family and the yummy food my family makes! Plus I love the fall weather and the colors of the leaves outside.

Debby Sj said...

Thanksgiving is our family's favorite holiday! I love the fact that it is all about FAITH - FAMILY - Flag FOOTBALL in our Yard with the Neighbors - Fabulous FOOD - FUN and laughter at the table! Gra'ma's Homemade Cranberry Sauce & Mom's Pecan/Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Casserole are ALWAYS everyone's favorites at our house :)

Debby Sj said...

Posted on FACEBOOK!!!

Candayce said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending time with my family. We are a wild bunch and something memorable and hilarious always happens at family gatherings!!!

Candayce said...

I shared the link of this blog post to my Facebook account.

Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

congrats on 1000 fans, that's awesome. As a Canadian who lives in the US I get to celebrate Thanksgiving twice. I just love the family/friend aspect of thanksgiving b/c honestly I'm not a fan of turkey. Unless they are in cookie form LOL. However, I do enjoy the rest of the meal :)
Congrats again and I've shared this on FB!

Meredith L said...

I love helping prepare the food with my mom! And of course watching the parade! :D

Anonymous said...

Shared on Facebook! :D

just simply marla said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the family time. We go to my parents' house and they do ALL the cooking - ham, venison, the dressing and pumpkin pie are my FAVORITES!

Anonymous said...

I love spending time with family and catching up on the events in their lives, I a so blessed to have a amazing family. All the delicious food and sweets are just plus

just simply marla said...

Shared on FB!!

Anonymous said...

Just shared on facebook

Tera Leitch said...

Favorite thing about Thanksgiving is spending time with family! All of the cooking, laughing and memories being made! Shared this on fb!

Destiny Pooser said...

SHARED ON FB TOO :)

Dawn I said...

The best thing about Thanksgiving is definitely family! And of course, the pumpkin pie :)

Heather Vecera said...

My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is seeing how many times I can say purple monkeys. My family tends to be really loud and talk over each other. To test and see if they are are listening I interject purple monkeys into the conversation. For example, last year Vivian went hiking with purple monkeys. Just kidding, although fun, that is not my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I love watching everyone around me, making coffee for grandmother and grandpa. No matter how old I get, snuggling by grandmother never gets old. She smells like flowers. I also love eating my mom's awesome casseroles even though I know the purple monkeys helped :)

Dawn I said...

Just shared on FB!!

Heather Vecera said...

I shared on FB :)

Amber said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is looking around the table at all of the faces I have to be thankful for. No matter who's at the table that year, I'm thankful! :)

Christy martin said...

My favorite part is the homemade food and being with family and friends. This year will be extra special it is my daughter's first Thanksgiving ;)

Amber said...

I also shared on the Book of Faces! (aka: Facebook) :)

Delayna said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being able to visit with family...though, I also LOVE cranberry sauce! Thanks for doing the giveaway Amanda! If I win, I will be sending the cookies to my daughter in Tulsa, because I miss, and love her so!

Rebekah {honeyandcheese} said...

Family time and chocolate pie! :)

Jolanthe said...

Wow, miss gazillion comments!! :) Favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner? Sweet Potato Casserole. Yep. I don't know why we only have it then, since it's my favorite....but that's my favorite part. I suppose family too...but really, it's the casserole.

Cristin (Pinkie) said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is definitely our family tradition of going around the table with everyone saying something they are thankful for in their lives. I can never get through it without lots of tears because we are so incredibly blessed in so many ways. I've also shared your give-away on my FB page of Cristin's Cookies. Thanks Amanda!

Kewl Granny of Six said...

Shared on Facebook!

Kewl Granny of Six said...

Best of thing about Thanksgiving? Being with the ones I love, either in person or in my heart!

Carolyn Swanson said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is my aunt's sweet potatoes!

Carolyn Swanson said...

I just shared your contest on FB. Love your work!

Mandy said...

Oh my! My favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner?? Tough question... I'm a true Southerner and we like our food. Lol I love my dad's deep fried turkey, MY homemade mashed potatoes, and our family's heirloom recipe dressing. I could go on and on, but I'm making myself hungry... ;)

While these cookies are the CUTEST, I still wish I could have seen your cooking baking self at Relevant!! {muwah!}

Sommer said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the planning. I love researching and looking up new recipes and decor ideas. (even though we ususally eat and use the same stuff and recipes year after year!)

Sunny M. said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is being with my family. We live so far away that it is one of the few times I actually get to see them. That and fighting over who gets the first piece of blueberry cream pie (I DO!!).

Sunny M. said...

Shared!!

JessicaM said...

We have some great family traditions around Thanksgiving - first, my mom, sister and I always get together super early at my mom's house and watch the parade while drinking Mimosas and eating fresh waffles before we dive into all of the cooking. Then, the next day, as a reward for cleaning everything we all sit down to watch "White Christmas" together.

Robyn said...

My favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner are family and entertaining! I love using all my fun platters and making everything look festive and pretty. Some beautiful Thanksgiving cookies would make the dessert table look AMAZING!!! :)

Amy said...

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is spending the day cooking with my mother especially making my Nana's sweet potato casserole. We make all of the traditional dishes to share with family and friends.

Amy said...

I shared this on Facebook. :)

Deborah Wainwright said...

Thanksgiving is such a special holiday for me because it just seems to bring the whole famiy together in one spirit for that day. Everyone is happy, full of joy, loving, and just glad to be together to fellowship. Of course the food is always great but just having everyone around is enough for me. We need some Sweet Bella Cookies on our table this year. Hope u have a great holiday!!

bfballance said...

family, cranberry sauce, and pumpkin roll :)

Asmita said...

I discovered your blog just yesterday and I think your work is amazing. These cookies are so pretty , too pretty to bit into.