Monday, May 6, 2013

Giveaway # 2

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Here's my second giveaway for SewMamaSew's Giveaway Day!

Good luck in all the wonderful giveaways out there - I'm off to go see some new blogs, hopefully find new favourites, and possibly win something!




Giveaway # 2
Set of reusable snack bags. These are made with good quality cotton outers and lined with PUL (poly-urethane laminate), the waterproof fabric that diaper covers are made of. There are two sizes: approximately 5"x6" and 4"x4". These are perfect to replace ziploc bags for snacks to school or work.


To enter to win this giveaway, please just leave a comment, telling me about your favourite birthday tradition. We have three summer birthdays coming up! For a bonus entry you can become a follower or subscribe and comment again telling me you have, but it's not required.

This giveaway will be open until Friday, May 10 at 5pm PST.  I will choose a winner using the random number generator and announce the winner here. Giveaway open world-wide.

(be sure to check out my other giveaway here!)

107 comments:

  1. I always make a homemade birthday cake for whoever is the lucky person. My Mom always did that for us and it made birthdays so special. She is an awesome cake maker and I hope to attain to her greatness someday. ;)

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  2. I have a summer birthday too and when I was lots younger I would have all day slumber parties with my friends. Best birthdays ever :)

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  3. summer birhtdays when I was little usually meant apple eating. An apple was put in a bowl ful of water, you were blindfolded and the hands tied to the back and you had to try to get the apple out of the bowl without getting too wet.

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  4. One of our birthday traditions is filling up the kiddos bed with balloons while they are sleeping so they wake up to a bed full of balloons. They love it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. A birthday isn't a birthday without cake. My daughters have become very good cake decorators too.

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  6. I love the summer birthday parties at the pool :)

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  7. My own personal tradition growing up was to have a tea party with angel food cake. Now that I'm grown up, I usually forgo the tea parties - but in our extended family, we always have "birthday dinner" and the honored person gets to choose the meal and dessert!

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  8. One of our traditions is getting to pick their birthday dinner. We don't typically go out, due to food allergies, but every once in a while we make an exception.

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  9. When my children were young every birthday in the family would begin with them performing "Happy Birthday either in person for us, or on the phone for extended family.

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  10. We always have a homemade pie at birthday celebrations!

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  11. I have a birthday this week...I don't have any traditions, unfortunately, but cake is always good. =)

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  12. I'm not ashamed to admit that my favorite part of birthdays is the presents!! Who doesn't love opening presents or watching someone open a present you gave them. So exciting!!!

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  13. I love making cakes so coming up with a new cake is my fav.
    mcintoshsusan@hotmail dot com

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  14. When the daughters were small, they had to have a 'mermaids on a rock' birthday cake, made by Mum! That went on until they were in their teens! Now, both away from home so it has lapsed...

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  15. Going camping for my husband and daughter's summer birthday has been my favorite tradition. My birthday is in the winter and we dont have anything we do every year for it. It is always different. Thanks for the chance to win!
    suzanne dot jourdan at gmail.com

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  16. The only Birthday tradition that I could think of is EATING CAKE, yummy!

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  17. We always let our kids choose where to go to dinner and if they wanted to bring their siblings. It was fun over the years to see if they let them come or not. We always came home for cake and the party though. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway Day.

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  18. The one I miss the most was celebrating all week long. It started when my dad actually forgot my mom's birthday one year, and he made up for it by bringing home small gifts all week. My sweetie took that story to heart, and did the same for me until he passed. Don't miss the dime-store presents, but I do miss feeling that special.

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  19. My boys were born very close together so when they were very young my mom started unbirthday gifts. You always got a small gift on your brothers birthday. Yeah she spoiled her grands.

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  20. My birthday was the one day a year I got to pick any restaurant in the city to go to.

    ~ K

    miscellaneouscraftiness [at] gmail

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  21. Ooh, I'll need those once the kidlet starts school! Checkerboard cake. I love the design!

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  22. My daughter is a great baker - she makes the birthday person a cake of their choice!

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  23. In the morning we go into the birthday persons room with breakfast, a hot drink and the birthday cards and then they get opened before we go downstairs and open presents. It's nice to be waiting in bed for everyone to pile on in!

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  24. I don't have any traditions now, but I always used to have slumber party birthdays when I was a kid. Those were a blast!

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  25. I have my birthday on St David's day (patron saint of Wales) so when I was younger I had to dress in traditional dress on my birthday (I hated it - the skirt was always scratchy!) now I get to dress my daughters up on my birthday!

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  26. We always have cake for the birthday person. When my kids were little (and not so little) they would scour my cake decorating books for weeks leading up to their birthday trying to choose what they wanted that year. It was such an excitement for them. They never minded my amateur cake decorating attempts and so I made every thing from Barbie to turtles, to trains to guitar to space monster...

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  27. To me, summer birthdays will always mean test cricket and pot luck picnics. Failing that (and I do realise that test cricket is a very specific tradition) it would have to be chocolate cake and candles.

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  28. My mom has made me my favorite ice cream cake for as long as I can remember, even now as an adult she still makes it for me!

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  29. Our favorite birthday tradition is singing to my girls as soon as they wake up on their bday. Now that they`re older, they don`t quite appreciate my off-key singing as much, but it`s tradition!

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  30. My favorite birthday tradition is a homemade cake and dinner of choice for the birthday girl or guy.

    rainadelrio(at)cox(dot)net

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  31. Favorite birthday tradition is blindfolding the birthday boy then bringing out their gifts! They love it!

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  32. Always a homemade cake and picking your birthday dinner.

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  33. I make a chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream icing. My son turns 21 this Saturday, so I'll be baking again.
    Thanks for participating in the giveaway.

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  34. I always buy a Christmas tree on my birthday!!

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  35. Maybe not so often now, but some years ago, my birthday tradition was to postpone my birthday because it always fell on exams. Yeah, my life sucked.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    lauramdd(at)gmail(dot)com

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  36. Every birthday, we sing Happy Birthday in as many languages as we can!

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  37. Well, my twin sister and I went to college together, and we skipped all our classes on our birthday... Is that bad? ;)
    peachstateme (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  38. I don't celebrate birthdays but for my anniversary I send a funny anniversary card in my husbands lunch box. He gets a 'serious' card later once he gets home.

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  39. My Bday is 11/1 so Halloween I decorate and dress up and my gandbabies trick or treat me and I also celebrate the whole mo of Nov because with Grown Kids, my bday isnt over until I have seen them all.. LOL

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  40. Last year my husband took me out for surprise ice cream the night before my birthday and even brought a candle to light in it. I'm hoping this turns into a tradition because ice cream is the BEST. Thanks for hosting!

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  41. I like to turn the tables on my family and give them all gifts on my birthday. It's fun to see how excited they get when they realize what's happening.

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  42. Ohh, great snack bags! I've made a couple myself but can always use more!

    I'm in my thirties now and I don't have kids, so my only birthday tradition appears to be drinking gin ;) but when I was small my sister and I got to choose what the other would wear on our birthday, as a treat. My sister's birthday is in July and she would always try to get me to wear all my winter woollies…

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  43. these are wonderful. I love the colors. Our kiddos are older 28 and 25 so now we just go out to dinner and a movie.

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  44. Cake and ice cream for breakfast!

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  45. What a great idea - were these easy to make? Birthday tradition - lemon drizzle cake with vanilla icecream for breakfast the day after your birthday. It is so naughty but oh. so. goo.

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  46. Make rhymes and write them on little cards to give with the presents. So the person who celebrates his/her birthday has to guess which presents he/she gets.

    tau(underscore)be(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  47. The only tradition I have is getting a buttercream frosting cake, white!

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  48. For family birthdays we use our wedding cake knife to cut the cake. The knife will be 50 years old in December. The knife has been used for 50th anniversary celebrations and weddings.

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  49. i have 4 children, so to make my childrens birthdays special this year i am taking them individually on a little day trip. It will give us good one on one time. thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Family parties in the park!

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  51. Just the usual cake and candles.

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  52. We always got breakfast, lunch, and dinner gifts to look forward to throughout the day and I will try to continue this with my kids. Thanks for the giveaway! Amy @ gasudimack(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  53. Nothing too special, although we always do family presents at breakfast time.

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  54. We always buy a huge variety of Ben & Jerry's ice cream! It's my guilty pleasure!

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  55. Cherry pie instead of cake! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  56. Birthdays are celebrated with a sign my dad has been hanging since we were kids. its ripped and fadded but he sends us a picture of it hanging even when we are far from home.

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  57. Birthday cakes used to be my favorite tradition, but as I've gotten older and left my folks, I live for birthday calls with my family singing happy birthday. Let me tell you....they are HORRIBLE singers. No one is ever on key and everyone sings with different words and in their own time, but it is wonderful to get those calls. They always make me smile and if they are late, I get worried and start to feel a bit sad, but they always come through for me.

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  58. birthday day is for the person to decide..whatever they want to do :)

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  59. As a kid my mom would make me chocolate waffles for my birthday... come to think of it, that might be a tradition I want to revive!

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  60. The birthday person gets to choose the meals for the day and homemade birthday cake of course.

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  61. Birthdays are big family gatherings with lots of fun.

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  62. My mom always let us pick the menu for the meal and we do the same in my family. My son has had pizza every year since he stopped eating Gerbers!

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  63. preparing a cake with my sons, they blowing the candles altogether and asking for a wish :)

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  64. One of us takes the kids out while the other decorates..balloons, garland etc. Somehow they never figure it out...lol!

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  65. We didn't really have any special traditions other than getting to have our favorite meal. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  66. for my birthday it is a dinner out, for my daughters I love making out of the world cakes and surprizing them at work.. Last year it was a dragon cake for one and a teapot for the other, both got baskets of everything chocolate..

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  67. The birthday boy or girl chooses their favorite meal and dessert. Sometimes its a cake, sometimes its a pie, sometimes it's cookies. Then I sing a happy birthday song I learned in chorus as a teenager. It is a different than the one we all know and switches it up. My daughter comes looking for me if we are getting to the end of her day and I haven't sung it to her. monique.belmer at gmail.com

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  68. In our family the birthday child always gets to have their favorite meal for dinner. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  69. When the kids were little, they got to pick out where they wanted to eat and what style party they wanted.

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  70. a simple tradition but we always have sunday lunch with my entire family for all the birthdays. I love it.

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  71. MY favorite birthday traditions are fancy tea parties for my daughter, and a BBQ with water balloon fights and smores for my son.

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  72. We always have cupcakes instead of a cake for birthdays, my girls love the small portable capability!

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  73. The birthday girl or boy gets to choose what they want to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And of course there's a homemade birthday cake involved :)

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  74. I dont celebrate my birthday but I do like your give away
    I nevet thought to make snack bags.

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  75. I don't really have a tradition, I just make sure I spend it with family. Partying with my friends come later.

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  76. We cook out either hamburgers or fajitas. So good! Thanks, wonderlandbyalyce at gmail dot com

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  77. Always a homemade birthday cake - never bought!

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  78. We traveled several times over my birthday and I was hoping room service breakfast would last as a tradition but no luck!

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  79. We allways do their presents and cook their favorite brekafast. Then that afternoon or night we will do the birthday cake and ice cream and sing the birthday song. Not very fancy just plain old traditonal birthday family stuff.

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  80. We always have birthday cupcakes. Yum.
    Thanks!
    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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  81. Love those bags! We always do cake and ice cream - and sing! :)

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  82. I always make my girls birthday pancakes where they get to blow out candles on their pancakes! :)atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  83. I follow you on Bloglovin! atabanana29(at)gmail(dot)com

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  84. my favourite birhtday tradition is to meet all my friends and having dinner together.
    the snack bags are great! in fact, i need to make some of them
    thanks
    my email elocose at gmail.com

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  85. These are adorable and very practical! One favourite birthday tradition is going out to dinner. Nobody has to cook or clean up!

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  86. The birthday guy or girl picks a favorite restaurant for dinner and then we head back home for cake on paper plates!

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  87. These would be great for being out and about with kids in tow. A favorite birthday tradition in our family is chocolate pound cake. Thank you for the chance to enter.

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  88. I am following on bloglovin. :)

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  89. I have a summer birthday too. I don't know if I have any traditions other than going out to eat somewhere around that date.

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  90. Typically we go out for a nicer than usual dinner for birthdays, but that's not much of a tradition, kind of boring really :D

    For myself, I always take the week of my birthday off work. Because I think I deserve a week, rather than a day ;D

    (clumsy.chord(at)gmail.com)

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  91. We have a birthday plate to use, birthday tablecloth and birthday pillowcases.

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  92. We always take the birthday child out for a day alone. It's nice to have some alone time.

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  93. For my birthday, I love to travel --even if it's just a short day trip.

    christi(dot)joy(at)gmail*com

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  94. We love to have Barbeque activity for the Birthday people.

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  95. Birthday hugs from my family!
    I will have friends and family over to eat homemade cakes!
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com

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  96. I follow you by email.
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com

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  97. These bags are so cool. I have one that has been used for two years and is now getting a bit raggedy, so I'd love to win one of your cute ones.

    I don't have a particular birthday tradition, but we very often go to Pizza Hut here in the UK on a birthday. Mostly I cook at home, so it makes a change.

    Thank you
    Lesley x

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  98. I am a bloglovin' follower : )

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  99. last year on my son's birthday we were camping so i filled the tent with balloons and when he woke up they were everywhere. he loved it! also it has become a tradition to have 2 birthday celebrations for him one at our house or wherever we are and one with my out of town family... now he thinks everyone gets 2 birthdays!

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  100. Since I am no longer a kid and don't have any kids it is no longer a huge occassion. But we still do supper and pudding of birthday persons choice and presents in the evening now - No time before work anymore and no urge to get up early! :)

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  101. Each year for my birthday we always take time to visit a park for at least an hour even if I have other plans - my fiance always finds a new small park that I hadn't been to...it's wonderful.

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  102. Not sure what my kids favorite traditions were but they've carried on the birthday one picks his favorite breakfast and dinner meal. I also followed my Mom's rule: birthday parties on even years, family dinner (out if wanted) odd years and your age pretty much determined the number of guests. Made life so much simpler to have a few rules. We didn't do elaborate or expensive just played games and had fun. Thanks.

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  103. Since my birthday is a few days before Christmas I always put up the Christmas tree and decorate it! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  104. Cake! Yellow cake with chocolate frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

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