Friday, November 19, 2010

a giveaway & a recipe: with the june bride




mmmm...
'tis the season for sharing!
sharing joy.
sharing gifts.
sharing a batch of homemade cookies.
sharing kindness.

and here to help us out with all of those today is the amazing karen of *the june bride*.
the kindest of souls, i'm a longtime fan of *the june bride's* warmth and community-building in the handmade world. karen is a master textile artist and an encouraging advocate for good things in life. add master baker { look at this  cookie recipe she's sharing with us today!} and gosh... isn't she amazing?

so let's make a batch of these delightfully artisan sugar cookies for family or friends this weekend, AND... read on to see how you can WIN some of *the june bride's* beautiful brooches, too!



{ps: karen's so generous... she's doing a November charity event (which will likely continue into December)... $1 USD from every single item sold in her shop this month will be donated to local charities that benefit families in need (full details and updates are in hershop announcement). If any RIKRAK STUDIO readers write "i heart rikrak" at checkout, she'll donate $3 USD for each item you  buy! so wonderful! so let's do it!}







RECIPE for Sugar Cookies
{ by The June Bride }



This is the sugar cookie recipe of my childhood Christmases, and every time I make them, the aroma takes me back to baking with my mom on a day filled with carols and sugary messes. The cookies were ostensibly for parties and neighbors, but we always looked forward to gobbling up the ones that turned out a little less than perfect. It makes me so happy that now my own little ones look forward to the same things!

Traditional Sugar Cookies 
(we usually quadruple this, at least!)

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into the creamed mixture. Cover dough and chill for at least one hour. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets, if necessary. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/4” thickness. Cut into desired shapes with floured cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2” apart onto cookie sheets. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (I like these soft, so I only bake them for 6 minutes). Remove cookies from baking sheets to cool on wire racks. Cool completely before icing.

Sometimes I use a simple mix of milk and powdered sugar for an easy icing to top with sprinkles but, for the cookies shown here, I used Martha Stewart’s recipe for royal icing . Ice and decorate if desired. Place on waxed paper until icing is fully set. Enjoy!

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oh YUM!
and so beautifully decorated, nicey!
thanks so much for sharing!

you'll just love the june bride's beautiful shop of creations, too.  it's an oasis of eco-forward style and creativity. beautiful, luxurious handcrafted brooches; wonderful tutorials and more!

and NOW... 3 pins can be yours!

--> ONE lucky rikrak studio reader will WIN <---
  3 reclaimed cashmere flower pins
           :: Large cashmere crimson camellia, 4.75”
           :: Cashmere vanilla cream dahlia, 3.75”
         :: Cashmere moss green aster, 3.25”
 
Value :: $49.50 USD










1. visit the lovely *the june bride* shop
...  tell us about your favourite goodie & why you love it!
=   1 entry

2. heart/fave the lovely *the june bride* shop. 
...  & tell us
=   1 entry
3. become a fan of *the june bride*  on facebook.
...  & tell us.
=   1 entry
4.  follow/ subscribe to the june bride blog.

...  & tell us.
=   1 entry

5. follow BOTH the June Bride { she's @theJuneBride } AND the rikrak shop (that's me! @therikrakshopon twitter
... & tell us.
= 1 entry

6.  follow or subscribe to the rikrak studio blog
... & tell us.
= 1 entry


7. share  your favourite thing to cook or bake for the Holidays!
= 1 entry

8. tweet on twitter
... about this giveaway and come back here and tell us! be sure to include @therikrakshop so i can find you! 
= 1 entry

9. blog about this giveaway
... come back and tell us.
= 1 entry

10. grab one of my rikrak studio buttons,
like this one from the left hand sidebar, for YOUR BLOG!


the rikrak studio



the rikrak studio

and add it to your blog!
{ ... just copy & paste the text in the box above  onto your blog sidebar! thanks! }


11. :: PLEASE NOTE: 
each entry must be it's own comment.
thanks! ::


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:: RULES ::
a) it is possible to have a maximum of 11 entries total per person.
b) please make sure to leave each entry as it's own comment. thanks!

c) using random.org, 1 winner of the ika bags giveaway will be chosen on saturday november 27th @ 11pm EST.
d) open to contestants worldwide.
e) please be sure to leave me an email where i can reach you if your account doesn't link to one. thanks.

 
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have a great weekend, nicies!
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174 comments:

  1. wow what a giveaway its amazing the lagoon green aster its just such a pretty colour, its quite hard to pick on though.

    zoe
    blessedbeeapothecary[a]hotmail.co.uk

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  2. i have also hearted the pretty shop on etsy.

    Zoe
    blessedbeeapothecary[a]hotmail.co.uk

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  3. i adore baking spicy fruit loaf over christams and we have if for breakfast with hot chocolate, so yummy

    Zoe
    blessedbeeapothecary[a]hotmail.co.uk

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  4. I love the Lambswool Aubergine Anemone partly because it is so pretty and partly just because it is REALLY fun to say! No...really....try it....

    jinglesells at gmail dot com

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  5. I love making creative flavor cupcakes for the holidays!

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  6. I have one of your buttons on my blog :)

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  7. My favorite thing to cook for the holidays is green bean casserole ... it something we usually only make around Thanksgiving and Christmas

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  8. Thank you, K!!! What a lovely post :) Keep those entries coming!! I can't wait to find out who will win my cashmere flowers!

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  9. am loving the upcycled pins! wow! love the lambswool apple green thistle! kristinmik at gmail dot com

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  10. i love:

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62122293/cashmere-mint-green-camellia-reclaimed

    allister bee fashion blog

    allisterbee@gmail.com

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  11. i'm a follower of your blog!!

    allister bee fashion blog

    allisterbee@gmail.com

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  12. my favorite thing to cook is pumpkin bread! it's my favvvvvorite! i love pumpkin!!

    allister bee fashion blog

    allisterbee@gmail.com

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  13. i have your button on my blog!!!.

    allister bee fashion blog

    allisterbee@gmail.com

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  14. I love Cashmere Mistletoe Green Chrysanthemum - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin because it is GORGEOUS and green!
    Cashmere Mistletoe Green

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  15. i follow rikrak studio

    thanks!
    kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

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  16. I adore the Mint Green Cashmere Camellia--soft and delicate!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  17. Hearted June Bride on Etsy (oonamoon)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  18. Following June Bride blog with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  19. Following you both on Twitter (@glasscastle)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  20. Already following your blog with GFC (oona)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  21. I like the bake Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk cookies with my daughter!
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  22. Have your button on my blog (backyardmama.blogspot.com)
    Thanks! foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  23. thanks so much for the opportunity - what a sweet brooch.

    My fave is the Cashmere Winter Sky Azalea Pin. I love the 3-D aspect. very cool

    kifness at hotmail dot com

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  24. I love making my grandmother's Wheat Sweets recipe - great cookie and so much fun to decorate!

    kifness at hotmail dot com

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  25. Those cookies are too pretty to eat! :)

    I hearted The june Bride's shop quite some time ago. Karen made a custom pin for me a while back and I love it!

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  26. I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/61445332/lambswool-estuary-green-anemone

    gorgeous color! but they are all pretty!

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  27. If properly structured information, it would be clearer to readers.

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  28. I love the Merino Coral Pink Thistle! It is beautiful.

    tavi[dot]scarlett[at]gmail[dot]com

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  29. I love the Lambswool Lagoon Green Aster.

    Taronger

    flordtaronger at gmail dot com

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  30. I follow your blog!

    Taronger

    flordtaronger at gmail dot com

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  31. I love the Cashmere True Red Poinsettia brooch, it would be a lovely Christmas gift.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  32. I subscribe to rikrak studio emails.
    jhbalvin at gmail dot com

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  33. I love the Cashmere Cloudy Sky Camellia! the colors are my favorites

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  34. I like the june bride on FB

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  35. I follow you and thejunebride on twitter noweesmom

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  36. Love this -- it's like the first whisper of spring!
    Cashmere Rose Blush Camellia - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin

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  37. I hearted the pretty shop on etsy.com!

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  38. I am a rikrak studio blog subscriber!

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  39. This is my favourite from her shop, I just love the blue.......
    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62231324/cashmere-winter-sky-azalea-reclaimed

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  40. I make a version of crackerjack using cashews and pecans. I pack it in cello bags and give it to my friends and family.

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  41. I have your button on my blog!

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  42. I follow you, of course I do. x

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  43. My favourite of my favourites (because I love her work so much!) is the lambswool rusty red daisy. YuM!!!

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/62125638/lambswool-rust-red-daisy-reclaimed-wool

    x

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  44. For the hols I just can't go past a marscapone and boysenberry semi-freddo concoction (it's summer here!) It delicious and very festive. x

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  45. I love the Cashmere Warm Lilac Camellia because it's my best friend's favorite color! :)

    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  46. I hearted the June Bride's shop on etsy :)
    username: genkipanda
    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  47. I love making garlic mashed potatoes during the holidays! :)
    oohmybento[at]gmail[dot]com

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  48. So hard to choose a favourite, but I love the green aster! http://www.etsy.com/listing/62067016/lambswool-lagoon-green-aster-reclaimed

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  49. I hearted the june bride shop!

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  50. I follow you and the june bride on twitter (@anneriitta)

    anneriitta{at]gmail[dot]com

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  51. my favorite thing to bake for the holidays are jam-filled shortbread cookies! yum!

    anneriitta[at]gmail[dot]com

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  52. My favorite item is the red cashmere poinsettia. Absolutely gorgeous.

    kaitboal@gmail.com

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  53. I added the june bride to my etsy favorites :)

    kaitboal@gmail.com

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  54. I subscribed to the rikrak studio blog

    kaitboal@gmail.com

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  55. my favorite thing to eat during the holidays is sweet potatoes! I can't get enough...

    kaitboal@gmail.com

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  56. oh my...how can I pick just one favorite. If I have to it's the Cashmere Sweet Cerise Dahlia

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/61684040/cashmere-sweet-cerise-dahlia-reclaimed

    dillpicklepicnic - gmail

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  57. I added the June Bride shop to my favorites! Love these flowers!

    dillpicklepicnic - gmail

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  58. Following both you guys on twitter as @picklepicnic

    dillpicklepicnic - gmail

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  59. I follow the RikRak blog via google reader.

    picklepicnic - gmail

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  60. My favorite thing to bake over the holiday is fried apple pies...just like grandma's.

    dillpicklepicnic - gmail

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  61. If I were a girl, I would have given to the author for such a post.

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  62. Love love love!
    Cashmere Cloudy Sky Camellia - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin

    I might just have to go buy it now!

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  63. The shop has been added to my favourites in etsy!

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  64. Subscribing to the june bride blog!

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  65. Subscribing to your blog too!

    lkketo{a}yahoo.com

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  66. i love the cashmere charcoal dahlia. so cute :)

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  67. i'm a follower of the june bride.

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  68. i like the june bride on facebook.

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  69. i also have hearted the shop on etsy. love it

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  70. I just love the merino red marsh daisy it's such a gorgeous shade of red.Thanks fingers crossed. Helen

    malfie@care2.com

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  71. My favorite goodie is the Cashmere Warm Lilac Camellia - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin because I love the color purple!

    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I heart the june bride shop - my Etsy name is Hurdler4eva
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I'm a fan of the june bride on Facebook - my FB name is Amanda Moore
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  74. I follow THe June Bride blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  75. I follow both of you on Twitter - I'm @AmberGoo
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  76. I follow your rik rak blog with google friend connect
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  77. I love baking gingerbread cookies for the holidays with my mom!
    Thank you for the giveaway :)
    hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

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  78. I love the apple green thistle brooch!

    hrfarley at gmail dot com

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  79. I really like the Merino Merlot Azalea.

    lannywhAThotmailDOTcom

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  80. I like Cashmere Rose Blush Camellia

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  81. I hearted the shop

    princessophie

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  82. I am a fan of June Bride on facebook

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  83. I follow Junes Bride blog

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  84. I follow both of you on twitter

    @sofiathereader

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  85. I have subscribed to the rikrak studio blog

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  86. The favorite cook to make at holidays is mulled wine!

    sophia.komninou at gmail.com

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  87. The animal ears hat is to die for!!!!

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  88. I love her cashmere Dijon Azalea! I would love to pin it to my coat !!!!

    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  89. What a great giveaway : ) I LOVE the Merino Coral Pink Thistle - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin because coral pink is one of my favorite colors and it is just a pretty pin!email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  90. I heart/faved the lovely *the june bride* shop. email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  91. I become a fan of *the june bride* on facebook.email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  92. I follow/subscribed to the june bride blog. email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  93. I follow or subscribed to the rikrak studio blog :) email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  94. My favorite thing to cook for the holiday's is apple pie : ) email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  95. I blogged about the giveaway : ) email:manarose222@hotmail.com

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  96. I love the Cashmere Mistletoe Green Chrysanthemum, it reminds me of the hens and chicks in my mom's rock garden that fascinated me as a child.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  97. I added the June Bride to my etsy favourites, username sugareater.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  98. I subscribe to rikrak in google reader.

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  99. I love homemade rumballs, and this is the only time of year that we ever make them. I really should change that!

    sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

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  100. I really love the blood red pointsetta and the grey camillia. I think they're just beautiful and so great to put on my pea coat! Its gorgeous and eye catching! keeping my fingers crossed!!

    CerenaLeigh
    Luckycldh(at)aol(dot)com

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  101. Amazing flowers!

    my absolute favorite Lilac Anemone. The attention to detail is stunning. the lagoon green aster and apple green thistle are also close favorites, though they are all lovely!

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  102. I've hearted your adorable shop on etsy via jenisaurus

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  103. I like the june bride on facebook!
    (fb: Jen j. Il)

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  104. Following you via google friend connect under Jen Lo

    Jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  105. following you both on twitter via @butiadoreyouu, yay!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  106. following rikrak via blogger(gfc)

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  107. Bread Pudding and Oreo balls are awesome around the holidays, particularly with a fresh chai latte.. All made in my shamefully small kitchen. :)

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  108. Tweeted about you @butiadoreyouu !

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  109. lastly, your button can be seen on my blog at Http://www.butiadoreyou.wordpress.com

    thanks for a snazzy giveaway & button, will keep my fingers crossed!

    jentabulous at hotmail dot com

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  110. Cashmere Slate Gray Camellia - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin

    is my favorite!

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  111. Follow both rikrak and junebride on twitter!~

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  112. I love the PATTERN Bundle - eskababy boots and animal ears hat- sounds like fun to make ;)

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  113. i am a follower as bridgestranslation

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  114. i like the custom fleece animla ears hat cause it looks cozy and cute yet she says highly washable
    nannypanpan at sbcglobal.net

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  115. My favorite item is the gorgeous Cashmere Dijon Azalea - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin.

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  116. My favorite holiday food to make is definitely pumpkin pie!

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  117. Following this blog!
    danaan@gmx.at

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  118. Love the Cashmere Sunny Yellow Waterlily (hard decision though, 'cause there are so many pretty brooches)!
    danaan@gmx.at

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  119. I love everything about The June Bride shop from the concept to the fabulous creations. ONE of my most favorites is the lovely "Cashmere Sunny Yellow Waterlily - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin".

    But to get a clearer picture, you'll note that I "hearted" many many others!

    Just one question: I want to know more about that spectacular shades-of-red-orange-Burgundy Flowers Necklace! It's utterly stunning!

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  120. I "Hearted" The June Bride Etsy Shop - as well as many of her marvelous designs/creations - aka: "items" !

    Etsy name: Salleefur
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  121. Public Follower of the June Bride Blog
    Salleefur/Jesslyn
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  122. Public Follower of your RikRak Studio Blog
    Salleefur/Jesslyn
    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  123. My favorite holiday dish to make is Oyster Dressing. But I also MUST make Sage, Sausage, Mushroom, Apple Stuffing (sometimes with cornbread as a variation.)

    jessterlyn(at)aol(dot)com

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  124. These are so pretty! I love the cashmere vanilla cream dahlia.
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  125. added june bride to my etsy favorites
    (cathyhorner)
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  126. i am a follower of rikrak
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  127. My favorite thing to bake for the holidays is cream cheese cookies, a dough you put through a cookie press
    cathyguitarteacher-77 at yahoo.com

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  128. I love the Lambswool Aubergine Azalea - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin! Purple is my absolute favorite color.
    Lilyhoot at gmail dot com

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  129. I follow TheJuneBride on twitter, username slowclublover.

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  130. I love making various pies for the holidays, especially pumpkin and pecan!

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  131. My favourite item is the Cashmere Orange Camellia.

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  132. Added the shop to my favourites.

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  133. My favourite thing to bake at the holidays is this chocolate button cookie that I got from a Kraft magazine.

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  134. Tweeted. http://twitter.com/myshewasyare/statuses/8365380800090112

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  135. beautiful work! I love the oatmeal rosette.

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  136. I love the Lambswool Orange Yellow Sunflower - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin

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  137. I hearted her shop on Etsy

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  138. I love baking any cookie - love bird nests cookies and my moms choc covered cherry cookies. Fun to make.

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  139. i follow the june brides blog also

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  140. I love the Sweet Cerise Dahlia pin. I love that color pink! So feminine!
    abigail.lee {at] gmail.com

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  141. I love Lambswool Ice Blue Daisy - Reclaimed Wool Flower Pin - maybe becasue of nice blue color or that it can be wearable with jeans clothes.:-) thanks
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  142. I hearted this etsy shop (ID Lubaska)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  143. I am a fan of *the june bride* on facebook. (Lubka Kotmanikova)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  144. I follow the rikrak studio blog.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  145. my mother together with me usually prepare at christmas morning so called "bounteous cake" "Štedrák". this cake has couple layers filled with various fillings: poppy stuffing in bottom layer, nutty in next, cottage chees in next and the last will be plum jam - all with dough in between. it symbolizes a
    bounteousness in which we can live whole year.
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  146. tweeted contest: http://twitter.com/Lubaska/status/8591229428170752
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  147. I follow both of you on twitter (Lubaska)
    lubaska dot k at gmail dot com

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  148. What lovely pins! I would say my favourite item in your shop is this cream dahlia: http://www.etsy.com/listing/62050807/cashmere-vanilla-cream-dahlia-reclaimed - because all of the detail is in the texture, not in the colour.

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  149. This is going to sound like an odd thing to bake, but I love baking bacon. We put strips on top of our roast beef, and it is so much better than pan fried bacon.

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  150. now following you both on twitter! (@somewhathip)

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  151. What a great giveaway! I have hearted June Bride on Etsy.

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  152. I just became a fan of June Bride on Facebook.

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  153. I've followed June Bride and Rikrak on Twitter.

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  154. I've tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks for all the opportunities to enter!

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  155. I like the lambswool yellow orange sunflower. Where I live is the sunflower capital of Louisiana, so that is why I like it. nursetoes@gmail.com.

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  156. I heart June's bride etsy store. nursetoes@gmail.com

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  157. I subscribe to the rikrak studio. nursetoes@gmail.com

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  158. This is my favorite because I like the flower type and the color blue :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/61445132/lambswool-blue-sky-anemone-reclaimed

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thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!