Saturday, March 3, 2012


Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza! 

You should have just come from Liz's. If you are just joining the hop and want to start from the beginning, please start at Dena's. This is going to be an amazing event!  Many of you are familiar with Oprah Winfrey's famous "Favorite Things" show where audience members walk away with an array of fabulous gifts.  It was always so fun to see how excited the audience members got with each giveaway.  Well, if you've always wished you could sit in the audience of one of those show tapings, we have the next best thing for you!

Each participant in this hop is going to share a favorite of hers.  It could be a craft-related item or a non-craft related item.  In addition to that, each blogger is giving away blog candy!  This means you have a chance to win at every stop!

Each blogger has her own rules for winning her blog candy, so please be sure to read the rules on each blog for a chance to win.

My Favorite Thing right now is my new Vitamix! Isn't she a Beauty?! Thought I would go with a pop of color, I loved the red! Thank goodness for QVC & their easy 

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this hop:

There are so many things this wonderful machine can do, I literally use at least once a day!
I love to make smoothies & have been trying all kinds, so I thought I would make a recipe booklet of my favorite ones.

I have so many crafting Favorite Things, like my Cricut, which I used for the cover, I also love MCT stamps, so Gilby & I are giving away her Everyday Bingo & Crossword set.

All you need to do is leave a comment & a way to reach you, if you want to follow Gilby & I that's great, but it's not a requirement. We will pick the winner Tuesday night.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today. Please be sure to hop on over to Robin's to see what she has to share with you and for more blog candy fun! Happy hopping and good luck to you!

Below is the entire blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:

Gilby & I love your comments...his tail just wags away when he sees me smile!!!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love how you made a recipe book of smoothies!! What a fabulous idea!! TFS! HUgsxx

  2. I love your project super cool. My mom has my papa's old vitamix from when they first came out!! I already own this stamp set so please repick if my number comes up!!

  3. Your project is inspirational -- I've been collecting smoothie recipes for my sister, and you remind me I've done nothing with them. Maybe today!

    I'm a new follower!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. ohhhh smoothies!! What a great way to keep up with your recipes. and that little mixer on the front is to darn cute!! Enjoying hopping with you ladies today.

  5. Wendy, I love your Vitamix and especially the color! I have a red kitchen. We see these at the state fair every year. My husband has drooled over them from day one. His bday is next month and I have been in a quandary of what to buy him. I have thought about this in the past and he thinks they are still too expensive, although I know he would use it all the time. He makes smoothly everyday during the summer and we could use it in the winter for soup. Thanks for the suggestion of QVC. I have never shopped there, so I will check it out. The smoothy recipe cards is a great idea. I love the Vitamix picture you made on the front. It is very cute! I am a new follower. tfs Tami

    Tambos Creations!

  6. That is so cute how you made a little recipe file. Adorable project.


  7. Your recipe book is so cute. Love the Vitamix on the cover. Clever idea. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  8. Fun recipe book! Thanks for the chance to win some of Emma's stamps. They're the best.

    tonya.morgan at

  9. I am hopping along today! I'm a new follower of your blog. LOVE your recipe book! My favorite thing is Scrapbook Paper, and it doesn't matter what kind. LOVE IT ALL! LOL! Thanks for the chance to win! Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  10. Love your blog and your project! I'm a new follower from I hope you'll follow back!

    Thanks for the great giveaway-

  11. YUM! I love smoothies! Especially if it is a strawberry-blueberry blend. Love the little recipe book of your favorite smoothie recipes. That is a great thing to have and share. Edwina Brown

  12. What a cute idea for your smootheis! You did a great job! Thanks,

  13. I am a new follower and I have to say I think Gilby is so your idea of the smoothies...

  14. Your little recipe book is just sooo cute and appropriate!! A blender and a smoothie is my idea of cooking :-) I am a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  15. I love your little smoothie cart!! I also Love that you chose red for your mixer! I love bright colored appliances! That is awesome!! I am a new follower! Thanks for that chance to win!

  16. LOVE your project! Glad you're enjoying your new Vitamix. Thanks for the chance to win!


  17. First of all. GILBY rocks!!! I love that face!! The mixer is terrific and i wish you lots of yummy smoothies. Great idea on the recipe collection and the cover is super cute!
    If you ever do a page with Gilby on it, let me know! I did one of our D.J. Maltese so if you get a chance, it's called RUFF Life!
    Thanks for sharing & for the fun blog candy.
    New follower
    Creative Wishes,

  18. What a cute recipe book, now I'm thirsty for a great fruit smoothie.
    Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

  19. Hi,I am already a follower on your blog!!!

    Thank you for another lovely blog hop!

    Thank you also for your kind and generous chance to win your gorgeous blog candy!!!

  20. Great recipe booklet- so cute and a great idea.

  21. so so cute! and i love that you brought a non-crafting item into the hop! good show! it was nice hopping with you! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

  22. This is such a great project! I would love it if you shared some of your recipes, too. MCT stamps ROCK! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

  23. Love your smoothie recipe booklet! One can never have too many recipes...LOL!

  24. A smoothie book is such a great idea! I love recipe books! This is my first bloghop and I'm having a great time. I'm definatly going to be Gilby's follower, he's too cute! Thanks for everything.

  25. Great idea for the recipe book, super cute.

  26. What a great recipe book!!! I love the idea of a smoothy one!! TFS

  27. OMG... I am so glad you were in the hop today.... I love your blog... the design layout and images are so adorable. And the funny thing is... hubby and I have been talking about getting a vitamix... we are trying to decide between that or another juicer that is a bit cheaper. Anyway, I love your smoothie recipe booklet... cute idea!! And if you want to share your recipes... my email is below... I would love to try them when we get our juicer. New follower here! Thanks for the opportunity to win such a cool giveaway! :)

  28. Oh wow, this is just too cute, you did great!

    mzcherub at gmail dot com

    Already a follower!

  29. Great project!! Thanks for sharing :)

    erinrbullock at hotmail dot com

  30. Love your "twist" on what your favorite thing is. Love the idea of a smoothie book!!!
    Happy to be a new follower.

  31. Great idea to make a smoothie recipe book--very fun colors to match your Vitamix. My Vitamix is so old most of it is made of metal-- just the clear top is plastic. I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  32. Great post!

  33. I love my vitamix, too. have you tried to make soup in it yet? it"s awesome!


  34. Ahhhhhh... LOVE my vitamix too!! :) Now I want a RED one to go with my red KitchenAid!! LOL... That's why I don't watch QVC or HSN!! :) Your smoothie recipe book is NEAT!! Love that you covered it to protect it -- What a fantastic idea!! :)

    I'm HAPPY to be a follower!!
    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. What a fun card! I LOVE smoothies too! What a great idea for a recipe book! I'm already a follower!

  36. What a cute project! My kitchen is red, good choice, my kitchen aid, coffee maker and plain jane blender are all red :)

  37. Such a cute card! I think I need to make a card or layout for my KitchenAid mixer, which is one of my favorite kitchen tools! I am already a follower.

    missstamper (at)

  38. Yes!! Your Vitamix is a beauty!!!! I LOVE your recipe book!!

    sillyacrap@ aol dot com

  39. Great idea to make a recipe book! New follower! I want to start making smoothies in the morning (when it gets a little warmer)... Very cute!
    craftycardgallery at

  40. love me some smoothie LOL great way to keep all your fav recipes

  41. What a great idea. I only have few smoothies that I've tried but would love to see your recipes :)

    pruttybird at comcast dot net

  42. yummmmyyyyy....fabulous idea and yes i'm a smoothie girl it...thanks for sharing..
    kimbob27 at hotmail dot com

  43. What a fun project! Just became a follower.
    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  44. What a cute recipe book! I love smoothies also!
    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  45. Super cute idea for a recipe book. I'm a new follower.

    scrapdiva2011 @ gmail dot com

  46. Great idea! Recipe books are always handy & yours is cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

  47. Supper cool Card and I would love the Vita mix have wanted one for some time.
    thanks for sharing your card. Iam a follower
    thanks for the chance to win.

  48. What a great idea! My kids love smoothies! My fav thing is my diet coke and my ATG gun! TFS CallyAnn(follow)

  49. I want a vitamin too! Love the red color and smoothie recipe book!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  50. This is an awesome idea. Great way to find your favorite recipe quickly. Nice being in the hop with you.

  51. I love how you made your favorites smoothie booklet, I have a vitamix but, still learning how to use it..I am a new follower.
    I love MCT too-but haven't been able to buy any yet.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  52. I just love your card and adore that cut.It looks just like the real one. Can you give the detail specifics on the how to get it done.
    Thanks for all the fun.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  53. I just love your recipe cards and how you made it. This is my first blog hopping and am having fun viewing the designs and creativeness of the projects. My fav things are cardstocks, decorative papers and markers. Thanks for sharing.
    Diane (Hawaii)

  54. What a great idea, I love your project! I am a new follower!
    scrapqueen141@gmail dot com

  55. Cute project! I am not a "berry" person (wish I was) so smoothies are not my favourite thing but I love how you made your little recipe book. Very creative. Thanks for sharing!!!
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

  56. Love your project...super cute!! TFS!


  57. Super idea & I love smoothies! New blog follower on gfc.
    contact@neatthings-boutique .com

  58. Love that recipe booklet. That cover with the blender replica is just adorable


  59. Great Idea to make a recipe book for your smoothies--I should do the same.

    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  60. That is such a great idea!! I love this! :)


  61. Love your project, I just love smoothies, I make them all summer long!!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  62. Cute recipe booklet you have made special for your Smoothie recipes. FUn idea! Enjoy your Vitamix!

  63. What a wonderful idea! The lamination helps keep them clean while the cover makes it easy to identify! Thanks for sharing your unique project with us ~ Already a follower

  64. I love your recipe book idea, were going to have to make one for our Blendtec. I love making smoothies & protein shakes in ours, yummy!!

    I am a new follower on GTC; although I follower you on another link. Thank you, for the opportunity to participate in this.~Beth

  65. As I said on FB, I'm SOOOO jealous that you have a Vitamix! I need to look into QVC some time. I gave up watching that channel years ago because I was addicted to it. *hands head in shame* LOL What a neat project you created for the hop! BTW, I love your blog banner. Too cute! Thanks for joining my hop!

    Dena Jones

  66. Oh, love this little Smoothie recipe book! And I am just oohing and awwing over Gilby! Following you on GFC...thanks so much for the candy giveaway!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  67. Good choice on your favorite things! I've been wanting a VitaMix for SOOOOOO long!! And I think making the smoothie book for it is a stroke of genius!

    I'm your newest follower!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  68. I love your Vitamix and the smoothies recipe book!! I just became a follower.

  69. I get to see you twice in one week! :0) Love your project! Such a super idea! It matches your machine perfectly! Very, very fun! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com


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