Saturday, January 27, 2007

Can You Believe It?! FREEBIE!

So I just hit over 20,000 hits today! In honor of this momentous occasion, I am doing a freebie giveaway! So you must comment on this post by 9pm CST Monday, January 29th to win!




Please tell me one of your favorite things in your comment. Since my blog is all about sharing my favorite things - cooking and stamping, share one of yours! It can be a food, a stamp, a product, whatever!




The freebie is everything pictured above. There are 2 sets of the Michaels mini stamps (Valentine themed), 2 clear Rhonna Farrer floral stamps and a handful of primas! Please pass this freebie info along to a friend, isn't that what we do when we find out about a favorite thing?!?

172 comments:

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite things is what I'm making for supper tonite. I had it once when I was out for dinner, and thought that it should be fairly easy to make at home. It's basically linguine with a tomato/alfredo sauce, and it has chicken, cracked peppercorns, green peppers and bacon in it. When I had it, there were also mushrooms in it - I don't care for them, so I left the 'shrooms out!

Congrats on your milestone! I'd love to win - what a great giveaway!!

Linda (momtooandz on SCS)

Mandy Cheshire said...

Yay, Emily! I am not surprised, but I am happy for you. :) Hmm...one of my (somewhat new) favorites is Basic Grey patterned paper! You are actually one of the people who got me hooked!

Have a great weekend!

Emily Bradley said...

Hi, Emily!

One of my favorite things is something I'm looking forward to making to eat during next week's SuperBowl (Go! Colts!) It's called crockpot Italian Beef. Mmmmm, my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Here's the recipe! (feel free to edit this out if it's too long!)
Crock Pot Italian Beef
(The most requested recipe at our house!)

Everyone loves this. It's soooo good.

Ingredients:
3 -4 lb. chuck or rump roast -- trimmed of fat (I prefer rump roast-not so greasy after cooking)

1 package dry Good Seasons Italian salad dressing mix -- zesty or the regular

2 teaspoons Italian seasoning

1/2 of a 16 oz. jar pepperoncini peppers -- including juice (or more to taste)

1 can beef broth -- (or 1 to 2 cups hot water mixed with a teaspoon or two of beef flavored Better than Bouillon—this is what I use)-or more if needed

fresh ground pepper, garlic powder, etc. – optional

favorite cheese (cheddar, colby/jack, mozzarella, provolone, etc.)

kaiser rolls


Mix all ingredients together in a slow cooker or crockpot. Make sure you cut the roast into smaller hunks if it is a big piece so it will cook better. Cook all day on low (or #3 in a slow cooker).

When meat is done, shred it and put back in its juices. (I try to remove some of the floating grease first)

Serve on warm kaiser buns (toast if desired). Top with favorite cheese--cheddar, colby/jack, mozzarella/cheddar, etc.
Warm in the microwave if cheese needs to be melted.

Can also top with sautéed onions, green peppers, and mushrooms if desired.

This makes AWESOME leftovers!!!

***Notes:
Pepperoncini peppers... They look sort of like banana peppers. They come in a jar. You'll find them in the same aisle as pickles and olives.

I have doubled this recipe and cooked in my really big crockpot.

A single recipe easily feeds my hungry family of five 2 meals w/some leftovers.

One of my other favorite things is to receive unasked for hugs from our 10 and 11 yo daughters and 15 yo son. Ahhhhh.

Melissa - PrincessMSK said...

Emily,

I have two favorite things! They are reading homemaking and stamping blogs. Not only am I inspired to be a better wife, I'm getting a daily dose of creativity in the two most important areas of my life.

Thanks for the contest and congratulations on your 20,000 hits!

Melissa

Anonymous said...

HI Emily, one of my favorite things is browsing blog sites!! I am totally addicted. I check in with yours all the time!! Thanks for sharing your world with the rest of us!.

Donelda (wiggydl on SCS)

Anonymous said...

Congrats Ems!!! One of my favorite things is cuddling up with a good book. A year and a half ago MamaK challenged me to write down the books I read and see how many I could finish in a year. It totally motivated me to get back into reading. Last year I read 54 books!! I got a journal for my SIL, mom and MIL and challenged them to do the same thing in 2007!

Kim-Kauai17

lisa said...

I have several favorite things, one of which is blog stalking (thanks for all the inspiration)....the others would be cooking,knitting,and scrapbooking.

lisa-b

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on hitting 20,000 -that is awesome! My favorite thing in the world are my dogs. They are babies to me - I have 3 very special rotties! My favorite site is SCS and my favorite blog is yours (I check it often and am always inspired by your creativity and recipes)! Thanks for blogging!!!

Donna (jdmeeks on SCS)

Soozie4Him said...

Hi Emily - I LOVE reading stamping/cooking blogs like yours! I also love reading about your family - you've got such cute little guys and MamaK has such cute little girls! I love to read, and this year am reading through the Bible. I also love journaling (not the SB'ing kind) - it helps me see how God is so faithful over the years. I read about what I worried about and how it never came to pass and how the Lord has blessed our family...

Hugs,
Susan
moot96@aol.com

tntsmom said...

Congats!! One of my favorite things is to surf my favorite blogs!! & My family loves the bake potato soup recipe you shared with us!! Thanks for all your insperation!

Susie - Newspaper545 said...

My favorite thing is searching SCS for new ideas.

Congrats on the 20,000 hits!

Dana said...

WOW 20,000 hits! Congrats to you!

One of my favorite things is being awake very early in the morning, all by myself, with a cup of tea. I can ponder my day, meditate, and just enjoy looking out the window.

Thanks for making blog surfing so fun, I check yours out every day!

Barb Dean said...

Hey Emily! Love your blog, and all your creative ideas! One of my favourite things is teaching classes and stamping the day away!!

:) FUN giveaway!!!
Barb

stampinvalleygirl said...

Congrats on 20,000!!!! Some of my favorite things are patterned paper, I am a big fan of chatterbox, and I am now liking the basic grey line more and more. And anything chipboard!!!

SmilynStef said...

Some of my favorite things are www.bloglines.com, which allows me to keep track of all of the great blogs out there and tells me when there are new posts to read. I also love my Canon Digital Rebel XT.

Karen (Basketmom) said...

Love your blog - you seem like a neighbor or friend when reading your posts. :)

Hard to only pick one favorite thing - I love taking Beth Moore Bible studies (I'm taking my 9th one now) and I also love Cariibou Coffee's ice tea (I'm addicted - it's YUM). The later is what I treat myself to once a week when I sit down to look at blogs and SCS. So relaxing....

Karen (basketmom on SCS)

Lesa said...

Wow Emily! Your blog is awesome.
My favorite thing right now would have to be my sweet little Granddaughter! She just gets cuter by the day. I love when she tells me "I you mamaw!" I love you Grandma! Makes my day! Definitely worth letting my children live so I could have a grandchild!

marcie said...

Congratulations on your blog success! I enjoy reading your blog so I'm not surprised it is doing so well. So my favorite candy is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and I like the miniature ones because I can try to pretend that they're so small, it's like not eating any calories at all.

Anonymous said...

My favorite thing is FOOD! and we are making steak quesadillas as I type this!

Also, paper, stamps, ribbon and more paper are a few of my favorite things.....

(channeling Julie Andrews!)

Jackie G

Anonymous said...

Congrats on your number of views! Favorites things - paper crafting and needlework. Also, reading crafting blogs.

Anonymous said...

LOL - 20,000 hits! Woo Hoo! One of my favorite things are DA BEARS!!! Sending big bear HUGS to you - congrats!
Debbie (debbies ON SCS)

Anonymous said...

Awesome Emily! You have a fantastic blog, love it!

One of my favorite things are your cards, you inspire me! And of course my other favorites are Lost and Sawyer! Is it Feb. 7th yet? :)

Tammi (LotRFan)

Anonymous said...

My MOST favorite thing is chatting with my LOSTie sisters on SCS! Today waiting to hear whether Jax has arrived.

Congrats on reaching 20,000! Another milestone. Good luck on your next 20,000.

Maggie (mschoener) :)

Cindy Keery said...

Thanks for holding this awesome give away!! Your blog candy looks delicious. :-)

One of my new favorite things is Bella stamps.... can't wait to get my order!!

I hope to post some blog candy soon, so be sure to enter mine as well. :-)

Creative Expressions by Stephanie said...

One of my favorites are the flowers right now so I LOVE your give away. I also thing your blog & banner is very nice too!!! I will be giving blog candy soon so you will have a chance to win too!
You can see more of my favorites on my blog.

Stephanie
http://creativeexpressionsbystephanie.blogspot.com/

Rhonda (stampinrhonda on SCS) said...

One of my favorite things is a good cup of coffee in the morning. I enjoy it as I surf SCS, before the kids get up for school. It is a bit of "me" time.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily!
Congrats on having that many hits! I am going to be a copycat and say as kim said, that one of my favorite things is to curl up with a book. I am going to finish one really good one when i go to bed tonight...lol

kiss kiss
Jane

Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear about your blog is doing so well. My fav is STAMPING lol.....
Kristi
kferro@twmi.rr.com

rktucker@alltel.net said...

20,000 hits - well I enjoy hitting you blog every time you make an update - technology is wonderful!
My favorite things - my bestest friend Rhonda, my little Yorkie girls and my newest addictions - Rubber Stamps, Embellies, paper and lets not forget my Cuttle Bug (my DH bought it for me for Christmas with the help of my BFF)!

Love your blog - keep it going - Kathy

michelleranae said...

Congratulations Emily on 20,000!!! That's wonderful!

One of my favorite things at the moment is putting together the Lostie Cookbook! It is such a blast and my Losties are da bomb!

One of my most favorite things is making my girls laugh! They have such sweet giggles and they make me so happy!

Lostie Michelle

Nancy said...

My most favourite thing in the world has to be French Fries... I'd eat them every day if I could do it without becomming as big as a house!!

Janet said...

Hmmmm, one of my favorite things....naptime when my two year old and four month old both sleep at the same time in the afternoon and I have lunch quietly all by myself while reading blogs.

Colleen said...

One of my favorite things is scrapbooking - it allows me to preserve memories but at teh same time to sit quietly and reflect on those memories!

Edie said...

Em I just have to say after the very hard week you've had it's really sweet of you to offer up blog freebies!!

One of my favorite things? People being sweet even though they're having a tough time of it!! :)

((HUGS)) to you.

Anonymous said...

My favorite things besides by girls are of course blogs, coffee and for today my cuttlebug which I acquired (today) for 50% off w/coupon. I pulled myself away from embossing to check out the blogs. A big major congrats and hug on your 20,000th!!!!
Woo hoo!!!!!
kerry

snarflemarfle said...

Congrats on the hit milestone!

My favorite thing is to stamp cards for friends' birthdays. They always tell me how much they love the handmade cards. I love to make people happy!

*And thanks for your great cards...they've inspired many of my creations!

Angel Rivera said...

Ok, besides the obvious (dh, children and such), my favorite thing is ICE CREAM!! Seriously, I never get sick of it and could eat it morning, noon and night!! Now if we're talking stampin/scrappin, it would hafta be ribbon, Basic Grey paper and having free time to play w/ my stamp/scrap stuff! Congrats to you, Emily!

Debbi said...
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Debbi said...

Great blog!! I got some good ideas plus I am now starving. The recipes are wonderful (especially with photo's to go along with em).

My favorite thing....hearing from my son (he's in the Army).

Thanks for sharing,
Debbi

Lisa Hoekstra said...

Congratulations on this milestone! You are so generous to offer a gift! My favorite thing is having quiet time. My days are crazy with three kids (as I'm sure you can relate!) and I love having quiet time to myself. :)

Lisa in Okinawa
(Lisa Hoekstra on SCS)

gladheart said...

These cookies are my FAVORITE...
Best-Ever Snickerdoodles
1 cup butter (no substitutes!)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 3/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1 teaspoon baking soda
cinnamon and sugar
Preheat oven to 400F. Mix together butter and sugar until smooth, then add eggs, cream of tartar, and baking soda. Stir in flour until well mixed. Roll dough into balls about 1" in diameter, then roll them in cinnamon sugar mixture to coat. Place on ungreased cookie sheets (I love my Pampered Chef baking stones!)and bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool and enjoy with a warm cup of cocoa or cool sweet pink lemonade! Yum!

Thanks for your generous sharing on your blog.
With a glad heart
Missy

Anonymous said...

I love that you share family recipes. That really reaches out to me the most. I do love your tutorials though too! Sharing what you do and trying to inspire others is such a nice thing to do with your time! We all appreciate you! Lisa

StampinginKansas said...

Congrats on this milestone! Your blog is awesome - I love all of your ideas and recipes. My new favorite thing is Basic Grey paper. They are so awesome. My other favorites are knitting (I cheat and use a round loom) and attending my kids' sporting events.

Kris

Michelle said...

My favorite stamping things right now are my new bella stamps. I just love those stamps and I can't wait to get more!

Quilt Nut said...

awesome giveaway!

one of my favorite things to do is quilting-i find it hard to split any spare time between my stamping and quilting. i also love to bake/cook

congrats on 20 000 hits!

Allison said...

My favorite thing is bedtime...the kids are asleep, my husband is nodding away while watching Speed Channel and I get to listen to public radio (I love current events), read the news, blogs and find funny items on YouTube...and then, the ultimate, perfect at least one card for the evening. (Nothing is more frustrating than spending a whole night working on one that just doesn't come out right!) Cheers on your blog count...keep all the great ideas and samples a coming!

Denise said...

Next to the obvious (stamping!) I love to look at magazines. I love to browse the magazine aisle at B&N for long periods of time. Cooking, crafting, women's, health, decorating, exercise - all sorts of magazines are my favs! One of my very favorite things!

Jan Harrington said...

Patterned papers, hands down! Basic Grey, Crate Paper, etc. Congrats on your milestone.

stampin_melissa said...

One of my favorite things is FREE STAMPS! That just seems too simple, doesn't it? LOL!

Nancy said...

My favorite thing is "green". Anything I see in Green, I love. It can be moss, celery, olive, etc, doesn't matter. Each room of my home has a different green accent. Every card I make could be green if it is up to me. (go Bears!)

Kevin & Amy said...

My favourite stamp set: Mixed Bouquet. The minute I got it I went straight to your gallery as I love your samples with this set. Seriously. I'm not trying to suck up here!

Thanks for your generosity in this giveaway! Your blog is great, I check it every day.
~ Amy H.

~pl said...

Congrats on the milestone! It's easy to enjoy reading your blog. Even my bf today was scrolling through your page when I had it opened on my laptop....

One of my favorite things is going to concerts and listening to live music. Where we live, it's fairly easy to get tickets to shows - small venues, larger arenas, etc. Seeing truly talented musicians perform is amazing.

Diane (aka Diane860 on SCS) said...

Hi Emily, congratulations on your milestone! My favorite thing is facilitating my monthly book club, the Chick-Lits! We're a group of 14 women who have been meeting once a month for over 7 years. We all love book club and it's something we look forward to every month! In seven years, I have never left a book club meeting without laughing and having a wonderful time.

Thanks for your great site. You have encouraged me to start my own blog.

Ara said...

Wow Emily, another freebie, COOL!!
Well, one of favorite things has to be mornings at my house...the kids inner alarm clocks are set for 8 bells, and they sometimes come in earlier, or later, but mostly at 8. And we snuggle and watch Curious George!! It is wonderful!! Thanks Emily for allowing me to share!!

Ara

daizelsgrandma said...

Congrats on the milestone!

One of my favorite things is stopping to see our granddaughter and having her run to greet me with such excitement! What could be better than that :)

Nancy

tracy said...

20,000! Congratulations. I was so excited when you started a blog because I love your work. My favorite thing lately besides obvious of family is Grey's Anatomy. The writing and chemistry on that show is amazing -love it!

Tracy K.

Dale Anne said...

CONGRATULATIONS on your milestone!!!
One of my favourite things is having my kids come home for a visit!

Laura H said...

Hummm, one of my favorite things are my crocs. I'm trying to think of something stampin related - and its my crocs. Before using them, my feet and legs hurt so much after standing at a workshop...and now - they feel great! Love, love, love them!

Whitney said...

I was going to say reading stamping blogs - but that is what everyone else it writing. My second favorite thing is new rubber! thanks for the great blog!

Anonymous said...

One of my fav. things is dancing hula. I danced when I was young and have recently gotten back into it. It is a joy to share the spirit of Aloha to everyone. Congrats on 20,000 wow..your blog is awesome that is probably why...Liann

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily..just came across your blog a few weeks ago and have added you to my favorites....my fav things to do are read stories to my daughter who's 3 (which I'm about to do now:)) and of course STAMP!
Thanks for sharing you thoughts and ideas...in Canada we appreciate it!
Sherri

doverdi said...

Congrats on your hits and your awesome blog. I can't just pick one favorite thing. LOL My favorite things would be my son, my friends, blog surfing, stamping and reading.

A. Sanborn said...

CONGRATS on your 20,000+ hits... your blog is wonderful and I enjoy my visits. My favorite thing is stamping (wish I had more time to do this activity), but currently I'm very busy blog surfing when I'm not busy updating my own blog. *wink*

Good Luck to everyone...

Peggy Maier said...

63 comments - oh my!!! Well, add mine, too!
Two of my favorites are Penny Black's cow stamps & SCS! Also have lots of favorite recipes, especially desserts, since I love to fix them! HA! Love your cards - keep that inspiration coming!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily! Congrats on reaching the milestone... I love your blog and I love your work!

I have so many favorite things so I'll list only 1-2. :) I spending time with my family doing everything from traveling to lazy days at home. With DH in the military, it's not always going to be the case so we take advantage of every moment. Now for something stamping related, I love reading blogs and being inspired by all the talent that's out there! Y'all help push me as a crafter in trying new things to broaden my personal limits. :)

Thanks for posting the contest - very generous of you!

Marica (mggoldintx on SCS)

dini said...

Since I have 4 kids under the age of 6, one of my favorite things is QUIET! And (quite the opposite, really) uninterrupted concerts in the kitchen while I cook. :)

Congrats, and thanks for sharing your stuff and your beautiful artwork with us.

Dina

Anonymous said...

Wow, blog candy for us just enjoying reading your posts. Thank you. One of my favorite things is going to my SU demos house for our monthly stamp club. It is a complete time of forgetting the outside world and the worries of everyday life. I love it as it is my little 3 hour vacation.
Cheryl S.

Amy said...

One of my favorite things is a new baby! The smell, the velvety soft skin--ok, whose gonna let me hold their newborn? :-)

Cathy -freedom43 said...

I have many favorite things.
I am very happy with my scallop punches and my ATG gun.
Love your blog.

Tammy said...

I am new to reading your blog, I have been back several times and
now have new posts sent to my email. Congrats on big numbers.

I love to be cozy and warm in front
of a fireplace on a cold snowy day.


Tammy

Whimsey said...

Congrats on the mega hits!! One of my favorite things is to 'escape' to the basement after the children have gone to bed and create - cards or whatever my little heart desires!
Thanks for sharing all you do Emily; I love your work!!

stampinwithtanya said...

One of my favorite things to do is to stamp with my 4 year old daughter Cora! She loves creating cute & artistic cards and whenever I am done with one of my cards she looks at me and says "good job Mom! I am so proud of you!" How sweet is that. I love to check out your blog daily for inspiration! You have made some awesome cards. I may even use your "truly madly deeply" card for my next stamp class. It is just beautiful! Congrats on your 20,000 hits! Makes me want to start a blog:) From one SAHM to another ~~ great job.

Tanya (breyasmommy on SCS

Natalie said...

One of my favourite things is to mail a card to someone who least expects it. It's wonderful to hear how something so small can make such a huge, positive impact on someone's day.

kelly said...

Emily,
One of my favorite things is spending time with my family. We have a six month old and he is keeps us very entertained.

Congratulations on the 20000 hit mark!!

Kelly

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,
Hmmm, favorite things. Yoga for sure, then stamping both are very mind soothing for me. Oh yeah, love freebies too!
Thanks for all you share,
Beth Beasley (frannyb on SCS)

Anonymous said...

Well, I love those stamps you are giving away so I must leave a comment! 20,000 hits is amazing! I love your blog and your card style is awesome. My favorite thing is my little 3 1/2 year old boy, Jacob. He just says, "Mom, I love you," out of the blue and brightens my day no matter what.

Thanks!
Geny C.

Anonymous said...

Emily, a couple of favorites--all stamping related: reading the blogs everyday and, of course, stamping! I love to scrapbook, too, but just can't seem to find enough hours in the day!
Lois H

Kim Forsyth said...

Hi Emily! Congrats on your 20,000 hits ~ this is my first visit to your Blog. I've been a fan of your stuff for some time tho'. Hmmm... one of my favorite things is the smell fresh cut grass so I'm a little deprived this time of the year :) Thanks for all the inspiration...

dbennett (on SCS) said...

Hi Emily, I really love reading your blog. I enjoy reading it every day. I love to see what great things you have made. I really enjoyed your recipe for potato soup, that is my husbands favorite soup, and I am going to make it for supper tonight!! Thanks so much!

Denise Bennett

amber b said...

My favorite things are my two kids. They are the light of my life and provide me with some much joy and happiness. :) Great Blog by the way!

~Lana B.~ said...

One of my favorite things is reading all my favorite daily blogs *wink* The other is cooking and baking for my family. It gives me a sense of comfort and joy now that I am a SAHM and often feel like I have no life and nothing to contribute. Keep up the great blog!
~Lana B.~

Tami Grandi said...

Wow- I'm not sure I can pick just one favorite! However, here are a few (in no particular order): chocolate (of course), stamping/scrapbooking and FREEBIES! I'm all about finding the best deal! I love saving money!

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Emily, your blog is great I will be checking in often.
One of my favorite things is good ole southern fried chicken with all the fixins. I grew up on food like this, but don't cook it much. I try not to fry too many foods these days.
Another is stampin and scrapbookin'. Now if I can just find the time.....

Amanda said...

Awesome Emily! Congrats on your milestone!!! One of my favorite things is Pierogy Taco Casserole and you can find the recipe on my blog www.inkspirations.blogspot.com -- you have got to try it!

Hugs,
Amanda (Amanda_Sewell)

inkyfingers said...

One of my favorite things is stamping with friends. I don't get to do it often enough! Its a great way to de-stress and get ideas!

Toni

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Congrats Emily!!

One of my favorite things is spending time with my family!

Lisa C. said...

One of my favorite things is to make a nice meal including dessert and spend the evening in with the husband and kids, then after the kids go to bed DH and I spend time each doing our own projects, but in the same room.
Congrats on your milestone, I love your blog, the cards, the recipes and the talk!

Zoe Randall said...

My favorite thing....a long hot bath and a good book the type you just can't put down even though it's 2 in the morning and you have to be a work for 6. Last book I read like that...THE RED TENT.

Barbra1224 said...

Congrats!!! Although my kids are my favorite things in all the world and stamping is pretty close ;), my most favorite indulgence are Lindt Chocolate Truffles.. mmmm.. hungry just thinking about them. Love your site, Emily!

gremhog said...

My favorite thing, having thought this over for some time now before commenting, has to be knitting. I used to do at lot more than i have recently. I had rheumatic fever as a child and so I learned to knit before I was 8. Since I was 8 I've knitted this perfectly British (as was my grandmother) Baby Mary Janes for everyone who had a baby. Still do. Lately I've been knitting mittens for a local hospital that collects them all year to give out to people, mainly children, who come to the hospital without warm things.

But in truth, I think I stamp about the same amount of time. I'm not as good at stamping, but I am a good replicator.

Thanx...and keep blogging. I love to read blogs.
Susan Hatch

Jenn said...

Hmmmmm My favorite, I have a million, stamps, paper, chocolate, cooking, my kids..........I could go on forever!! Congrats on the popularity of your blog, I check it daily and absolutely love it.

Alex said...

Hi Emily

Oh wow, I so need that Rhonna stamp the one with the flowers and flowy leaves, it is gorgeous - anyway my favourite thing is to shop for crafty things, then use them!!! he he

Kim said...

Favorite thing...sit and read with my children. Second favorite - why stamping, of course! :-)

Kim at http://colorfulworld.blogspot.com

Thanks!!

Anonymous said...

I love finding new blogs to check out every day. Have loved your work for a long long time.

Gail

Kelly Jo Ratcliff said...

just found your blog today! Love it!

I love close to my heart clear stamps!

Anonymous said...

1. collecting, organizing and hoarding (ribbon, stamps, bellies, you name it)
2. reality TV (psst... don't tell anyone)

Jeanette

PSAH said...

Hi! One of my very favorite things to do is stamp with my friends. I love the girl time, it rejuvenates me!
Susan

tgrdina said...

I have many favorites...I enjoy reading and stamping and scrapping...I enjoy the outdoors and hanging with my three girlies! I love everything and anything that glitters!! I think that about sums up my favorites!

frankie said...

Hmmm, I really have lots of *favorites* . . . Fiestaware, pretty patterned papers (a MAJOR weakness!), Americana, new magazines, going out to eat . . . and definitely checking out your blog! I've become a blog addict -- have to check into my favorite blogs on a daily basis. It's so fun to feel connected to people I've never met IRL and see their projects and hear about their day. Thanks for having such a fun blog Emily!!

Amber said...

My favorite thing (when they aren't driving nuts ;) ) is my 4 kids! 10, 7, 4 and 11 months. They can be seen here at my photosite: www.HillmansCreativity.photosite.com

Lilian said...

wow! thanks for the blog candy!

one of my favorite things is going to the beach, listening to waves and reading a good book. =)

laura j said...

I love when I have enough time to sit in my studio to create cards and papercrafts just because I want to. No deadlines to meet...just enjoying using all of the stamps and paper that I have collected!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, Emily -- good for you!! A few of my favorite things: a red burrito with special sauce and mild hot sauce from Del Taco (no Del Tacos in Oklahoma, so I have to get them when I can when I travel out west); bubble baths with a good book and a glass of wine; the sound of my two-year-old's giggle; "This American Life" radio program on NPR; when I put my youngest down for a nap and I have two whole hours to myself; clean sheets. I could go on, but you get the picture!

Carole (TruCarMa)

mjb coffee said...

Hi, I couldn't believe I hadn't aready responded to this blog candy, so I just finished reading all 103 comments. Wow! My favorite thing is being alive!!! I have so much more to learn and do before the good Lord takes me home. I will be 70 years old in July and feel like a teen-ager in spirit, but my body says, "No, way!"
Thanks for sharing and my daughter was looking for a good hot beef sandwich recipe. We don't have good Chicago-Northwest Indiana hot beef sandwiches in the Rio Grande Valley of way down under southwest Texas. Marilyn

Renee said...

Wow...over 100 comments! Congratulations on your milestone - that's wonderful!

My favorite things are my children and DH, of course BUT this appetizer is the best...
BLT Dip
1 c. mayonaise
3/4 c. sour cream
1 lb. bacon (cooked and broken into bite size pieces)
2 medium tomatoes (cut into small chunks - I also remove the seeds)
~Mix all the above ingredients together. Serve with toast cut into bite size pieces. I use Pepperidge Farms Toasting Bread. This is *so* good!
Enjoy!

Rubber Hugs,
Renee
aka: happystamper05 on SCS
PS. Great blog and great give-away! Thanks for doing this!

KindredEsprit said...

Hi, Emily! One of my favourite things right now are those Blush papers from Basic Grey!!! And I'm totally drooling over their next releases, too! =) Thanks for this chance!

Anonymous said...

Lately my favorite thing....coming upon all these wonderful blogs, including yours. I've enjoyed viewing everyone's creations. You all are so creative. It gives me hope that I have the possibility to create cards that are just as beautiful! We'll see....

Congrats,
Corinne
corniekaye@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Congrats on the 20,000 hit mark!! My fav thing is stamping - I particularly like making cards, but also enjoy stamping in my scrapbooks.

Erica said...

One of my favorite things is my paisley background stamp another is any flower stamp :lol:

congratulations of reaching this milestone in blogging and TFS the goodies in the draw:)

Donna C. said...

My favorite thing is chocolate! Dark chocolate. Have to have it daily.

Kenna (mkschulz on SCS) said...

Way to go Emily!!! One of my favorite things is the time with my children at the end end of the day. I have time with each child alone and we read books and say our prayers together. No one else in the family is allowed to come in and interrupt this time.

Jennifer Jean Felger said...

Hi Emily!

I can hardly list just one of my favorite things! So I will list a couple!....rainbows & kisses from my 4 babes who range in age from 8 mo to 5 1/2 years! Of course, all but the youngest have been introduced to stamping....another one of my most favorite things!

Congrats on your 20,000 hits!

Jennifer

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily ! I know this is going to sound corney, but my favorite thing is your gallery on Splitcoaststampers !! Without your wonderful ideas my creativity sucks ! You're a wonderful designer, I just wish I had half the creativity you did !!

Allison

Petals said...

There are so many things I could list as favorites that I initially thought this might be a hard question to answer. Yet, my mind immediately went to the smell of rain, or more specifically, the smell of rain, after the rain.

I picture myself standing outside with my eyes closed. I breathe in deep that fresh smell of rain; the promise of new beginnings. I can hear the birds chirping and feel the warm breeze tickle my arms and brush my skirt against the back of my knees. It embraces me and offers comfort. Slowly, my vision brightens as the sun pushes free from the spent clouds. I can't help but open my eyes and search about in hopes of finding a rainbow. It is just a moment, a common place event in nature, but it really is such a spiritual, awesome experience, that I have to call it one of my favorite things. I just wish I had the words to do the experience justice. Oh well, I bet you get the idea.

Congratulations on the success of your blog!

Carmen said...

Congrats on so many hits!! You do such great work! Some of my favorite things are hockey (Go Canucks!), stamping, and spending time with my friends. I also like quiet :)

Jan said...

Favorite things? Stamping, blogging, girlfriends and Blog Candy!!

Heather B said...

My cuttlebug. I have only had it for a week but I love love love it!
Thanks for the chance to win.
Heather B.

3trikes said...

one of my favorite things is watching my little sister dance, she is finishing her last year at the school of contemporary dance and I think she is so talented beautiful, wise, creative and beyond that my best friend.
tamijo

3trikes said...

oh and she knits and felts...beyond talented...my sister-my favorite girl...thing...
olivindesign.com

Rosella said...

COOL!!! I LOVE Crafts, and I have tried just about everything and right now for the last two years it's (obviously) stamping. And I am learning so much, especially from all you great stamping bloggers. And I love that you share more than just stamping, i.e you share your LIFE. Thanks a lot!!

Starr Mercer said...

Marble Slab Creamry is one of my favorite things..they have the best ice cream!

Thanks for the blog candy!
Starr Mercer

Godchick said...

A big congrats to you!!! That's awesome! My new favorite stamps are Stamping Bellas...they are so fun. And of course, my all-time favorite color is PINK!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi, This is my first time here. I love discovering all the great stamping/scrapbooking blogs. You ladies are all so creative!
One of my favorite things is pajamas. I could live, like Heff, in pajamas if I was brave enough. My kids and I have Pajama Day, when we don't get out of our pajamas all day. It's the best!
Erika
uggentoo@coolaccess.net

foodpartyfun said...

My newest favorite thing is my new Cuttlebug. Can't seem to use it enough right now. Absolutely love it and don't know how I lived without it. What a great blog candy giveaway...you are so sweet!

Pat S
foodpartyfun@yahoo.com

MiMi's Place said...

Congratulations!

My favorite songs are the song "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus", "How Great Thou Art" and

And because it the season for sniffles and colds I have something to share that is not only one of my FAVORITE things, but it also works wonders when you have a sore throat or feel as though you might be getting a cold!

The recipe I was given is called Wassail, but it is different than others I have had. I actually keep it on the side of my fridge with a magnet all year! Give it a try - I hope you like it as much as I do.

Wassail
2 cups sugar
4 cups water
4 tea bags

boil for a few minutes and then add:
12 whole cloves
4 cinnamon sticks
4 all-spice berries
2 cups lemon juice
3 cups orange juice
8 cups ( apple juice or cider

Let this simmer for about an hour. Then cool and strain (be sure to do this or it will get way to potent!) into storage containers (I store it in empty apple juice jugs). I have kept this as long as 2 weeks without any problems as long as it is refrigerated.



Nancy Clark

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily. Congrats on the great blog!! One of my favorite things is spending time with my two kids. With my dd, we spend time amking cards and doing crafty stuff. With my ds, we spend time at the park or playing with his cars. I guess I like spending time with my dh, too!

Jennifer S

Marlene Sandback said...

Congrats on all those posts!! Wow and I thought that I was doing well with just over 1000.00 One of my favorite things is sitting curled up on my couch with a good book, a diet pepsi and a bowl of popcorn. That is one of those comfort things for me.

PS-Love to read both your blog and your sis.

Marlene (shouldstampmore) @ SCS

Tammy said...

my favorites right now food: caprese salad scent: baby vicks...i'll put some under my nose at night so i can smell it ;)

Janet in Surrey, BC said...

hi, Emily... My favourites include the really cute new K&Co diecut purses on scs, free stuff and your blog- of course :) Janet

Jan Scholl said...

One of my favorite things is reading Superman comic books. I have been reading them since kindergarden and have collected over 50 years worth. I even have an autographed one from the guy who killed off Superman a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

my favorite things...
ribbon...although I hoard it, lol!

love your blog:0)
-Gretchen
mgajc@cox.net

Brooks Daily News said...

Hi Emily! One of my favorite things is spending time with my DH. We are best friends and love being together with our kids! Movie night is always fun with a pizza!

Anonymous said...

My favorite things are stamping.....I love to stamp. I also LOVE your blog. Thank you so much for the freebies...
Kristi Ferro

quickcurl said...

WOW! Congrats on 20,000! Thats fantastic! I have a lot of favorite things. Stamping and scrapbooking, reading blogs(thanks for the inspiration!) and reading books. Number one would be spending time with my family. Thanks for sharing with all of us! Christine

Lesley said...

One of my favorite things is YOUR BLOG! :) Seriously, I check it out almost every day. I love seeing your creations and hearing about your recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

My newest favorite thing is these awesome Key Lime bars I made for a party last weekend. I love to bake a would every day except for that we end up eating it all and that's no good. But anyway these key lime bars were the closest thing I have found to a good key lime pie. And they were so super frikin easy. And took ingredients I already had in my pantry so I can make them any time!
Anyway....love your blog and your work! Have a great monday!
Melissa

Melissa said...

My newest favorite thing is these awesome Key Lime bars I made for a party last weekend. I love to bake a would every day except for that we end up eating it all and that's no good. But anyway these key lime bars were the closest thing I have found to a good key lime pie. And they were so super frikin easy. And took ingredients I already had in my pantry so I can make them any time!
Anyway....love your blog and your work! Have a great monday!
Melissa

craftymom1985 said...

One of my favorite things is blogs. I always seem to leave with inspiration to bless my day. Thanks for sharing your cards, cooking and life and congratulations on reaching your milestone!

Melinda C. said...

I just found your blog last week and I have to say I love it! I've long admired your work on SCS so I'm thrilled to be able to get to know you better! The cards you share on this site are awesome! I've printed out several for future inspiration.

My favorite things recently have been the Prima Flowers. I know I'm a little behind the times. But I've been using them a lot lately.

Melinda C.

YM said...

Hello!

Nancy pointed me out to your blog and wow am I glad! Your blog is awesome! I love the cards, in some cases so simple yet elegent!

Hey maybe I'll have beginners luck! Favourite things...hmm...reading and eating. I LOVE a good book. Especially on a rainy day curling up with some soft music. As for eating...anything chocolate!!!! I am always on the look out for something good to make for my office!

Thanks for the chance at blog candy!

YM

SuperKatie said...

My favorite things are my wiener dog Schatzee(she is sooo cute and the best friend you couldever have)
Superman and making home made cards. I love your blog, when I get my computer set up at my house I will hopefully get my blog setup too. You are very inspiring. Thanks, Supergirl KR

SarahY said...

Emily,
I love so many things it is hard to come up with just one; stamping, golf, baking, dinner parties. But everything else takes a back seat to spending time with my grandson. He just turned two in December and is the light of our lives. With daughters 27 and 28, you forget how much fun toddlers are. The quick minds, the copy cat moves and the endless energy.

Congrats on the 20,000 mark. I found your blog from SCS and followed the link. I love your style of cards and have copied more than I like to admit.

Keep up the great BLOG.

Katie said...

Congrats on all the hits. I love stopping by here to check out what you've been up to.

My favorite things are crafting things. I love to oogle over new toys and new stamps or papers. I must say my downfall is patterned paper!!

Shannon said...

One of my favorite things is seeing peoples work and drawing on inspiration from that. Thanks to SCS for that! There are so many talented people on SCS and appreciate all the work everyone does to showcase their pieces.

Shannon (Shannon13 on SCS)

Gina Wrona said...

Hi, found your blog thru nancy's blog posting. congrats!

Gina Wrona
ctbigreddog66@aol.com

Crystal said...

MMM, chocolate, warm....goooy....

I also love watching my husband play with our girls!

Charlotte (Charlee on SCS) said...

Emily,
Congrats on your 20,000th hit. You've come a long way baby. There are so many favorite things recently that it is hard to choose just one. I "heart" Basic Grey too, and am literally drooling over the new lines. I love, love, love my new Cuttlebug I got for Christmas and my most recent acquistion is my Stamping Bellas. And last but not least all the blogs I visit (yours is at the top) daily for inspiration. Thanks for sharing your talent and creativity with the world.

Anonymous said...

Hi, congrats on 20,000 hits! Your blog is great, thanks for sharing it with us!

I find it hard thinking of only one favourite thing..lol..I have too many!!!

I'd have to say my most favourite things are my two beautiful daughters! I have a very active 4 year old and a exploring 7 month old! I am loving every minute of it!

Chantale Leclair

Nicole Seitler said...

My favorite thing is sharing ideas and information, whether it be about stamping or other topics. That's why I love blogging so much. ;)

Thanks for the give-away!

Pat said...

Emily,
You are actually one of my favorite things (people). Your blog is awesome and you have such great ideas....thanks!! Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for the great giveaway!!
In reality, besides you, my favorite things are stamping and SCS!! Thanks for all of the inspiration.....and here's to your next 20,000!!!

BlogHore said...

How about eating? Can that be my favourite thing? LOL! Eating AND stamping...at the same time!

Isa Ongsysia said...

Hi Emily! uhmm... one of my favorite thing is cupcakes!! i love cupcakes.. especially the icing, that is the best part!

Julie said...

ok, so I had lots of ideas for my favorite thing and then I started reading all these comments and just got hungry! So i am gonna go with Blue Bell Ice Cream!

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily,

Congrats on hittin' 20,000! That's amazing! You have great ideas and I love to see what new creations you have on the go!

I think my most favourite things are hugs and butterfly kisses from my little girls, 3 and 5 years old. Butterfly kisses are when you get close to someones face and bat your eyelashes as fast as you can and it tickles their face. They're so sweet!

My next favourite thing is stamping! I find myself stamping all sorts of things, it's such an obsession and therapeutic all at the same time. :)

Hugs,
Julie Mutch

Renae said...

Hi Emily, thanks for offering the freebies! My favorite things are reading a great book that I can't put down, my cat sitting in my lap while I'm reading my book, and warm, gooey brownies with vanilla ice cream!!

Renae

Debi said...

One of my favorite things is spending time with my grandson. He is so much fun, just starting to walk on his own! Another favorite thing is blog-hopping! Every blog leads to another! Congrats on all those hits!

wustaz said...
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wustaz said...

My favorite things are my family. I know that is a pretty standard answer but it is so true. They drive me crazy some days (usually when I am tired from working) but they keep me grounded and they keep me real.

Renee said...

Wow, 20000 hits already! It's not too surprising, seeing how talented you are! What is my favorite thing? To list only one is difficult. Right now, it's getting new goodies in the mail! I love seeing my UPS lady, the mail lady, the Purolater guys ... Opening up packages of fun stuff to play with and use. Another fav is to browse around SCS, SU, and the many many blogs around!

Anonymous said...

I just got back from a long weekend of scrapbooking. When working long hours like that I like to have goodies along for munching. Right now my favorite is the Nestle Treasures Caramel. Ummmmmm, I think I may have to go up and get one or two right now. I've mananged to get my mom hooked on them as well as my dad, who claims to not like Nestle chocolates. These are worth a try if you haven't indulged yet.
Chris (Inkohoots on SCS)

bethtrue said...

hi Emily - thanks for sharing all your great creations and ideas.

let's see... one of my favorite things is my 3 1/2 year old son.... but if we're supposed to list an inanimate object, i'd say that one of my favorite things is starbucks grande latte (with a dollop of 1/2 and 1/2) and a new magazine. oh, and some time alone to enjoy both. :-)

Anonymous said...

One of my new favorite hobbies is sewing. My 11 year old daughter and I are teaching ourselves to sew together. It has been great to spend time together and learn a new skill. Karen (stampngokaren)

Laurie said...

If I have to pick one...my laptop! It;s what connects me to the Stampity-Blogging world :o)

Anonymous said...

Hey Emily...

I can't think of one thing that I love...so I'll share 10 random things that make me giddy.

10. Breaking into a fresh package of card stock. Seeing it all stacked so nicely and fresh and crisp makes me anticipate the things that it will become.

9. Chocolate pudding cups. I have no idea why, but they remind me of childhood. It's like being young again in a plastic cup.

8. A new toothbrush. I love the super straight bristles...no shaggy dog look, yet....I'm a very hard brusher!

7. Chocolate. I love it all...fine chocolate from little shops that costs way too much all the way to m&m's. I've even been known to break into a bar of baking chocolate when I really need a hit. Yikes!

6. In the spring when it rains but the sun is shinning. That is my favorite weather.

5. When you are taking pictures of your children and you happen to get that one amazing shot that really shows their true little personalities.

4. A really great scrapbooking store. The kind you can loose yourself in for hours. All the fresh stacks of paper, the embellishments, and I remember one in Phoenix that had all their ribbon displayed in jars...they took up an entire wall. THAT made me smile!

3. The feeling you get when you've finished a good run. You are hot, sweaty, and ready to die...but you made it. You'll feel it tomorrow, but for right now you are woman....ROAR!

2. Dancing in the living room with my 3 year old. He's such a fun, happy little boy, and whether it's now at 3 shaking our booties to the theme song from Cars to the day he gets married...he'll always be my favorite dancing partner.

1. The smell of my sweet baby girl after she's taken a bath and is rubbed from head to toe with baby lotion. So sweet...the smell of babies, so amazing...being her mother.

That's it...my favorite things! Sorry I couldn't narrow it down. And if I don't win...no biggie...I'm saving this, I have a feeling it will be a great scrapbook page!

Alison (arcopes on SCS)

jennyrehder said...

Congrats on the 20,000 hits! I love seeing all you awesome designs and thanks for sharing such great recipes. One of my favorite things is saving $ at the grocery store with the grocery game- that I found about from you! (saved $80 today!) Something else I so love are the Chai Latte's at Starbucks- but I get the mix and make them at home 4.99 for a quart that makes about 8 talls!

Tracy.H said...

I have just come across your blog...love it!

Very cool blog candy!! Who does'nt love Primas.

I love stamping...of course...but right now I am lovin' my Cuttlebug, Primas and my new 'Penguin Paradise' Stampin' Up! retired set that I just purchased off Ebay!! Love those little guys.

Anonymous said...

One of my favorites is surprises from DH. I was having a bad day last week, and came home to a vase of flowers. I also like to surf SCS. I made tile coasters as Christmas gifts, and they were a huge hit. My next project is the lunch box tin (thanks for the great tutorial).

Rachel (herkyisu on SCS)

twinks said...

two of my favorite things; driving to a dear friend's home in a valley tucked in our city-- lush greenery and alway, always a beautiful rainbow and light mist of rain

and

a good old piece of bread TOASTED

stampinkerry said...

hmmmmmm one of my fav things is a soup I made today. Its a copy of the soup at Olive Garden..with Italien Sausage, Kale and a cream broth. YUMMMMMMMMM. Congratulations on reaching a HUGE milestone!

Kerry
www.ehmazingstampers.blogspot.com

Silvergirl said...

Hello! Congrats on the oodles of posts!

I love all things girlie; pretty paper, lipstick, jewelry...

Thanks for a wonderful blog,
Lisa Silver
SCS: Silvergirl

Silvergirl said...

Hi! Congrats on the blog traffic! I really enjoy reading it.

Some of my favorite things - all things girlie; pretty paper, lipstick, jewelry (LOL!).

Thanks!
Lisa Silver
SCS: Silvergirl

p.s. I thought I'd posted earlier but it must have been user error! LOL!

mjb coffee said...

This week I made two of my favorite things to eat together - a pot of chili and a batch of cornbread. YUM! Good! I slice a nice piece of corn bread and spoon liberal amounts of chili on top and eat to my heart's content. Oh, so good for my tummy.