Thursday, January 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to me…and the very first GiveawayS!

It’s my 18th birthday today and I just want take this opportunity to thank everyone of you who’s been sweet and supportive with my blog.  Nothing says thank you better than giving you back something lovely.  Also, Valentine’s Day is just a month away from now.  These would be beautiful gifts for your loved ones. 

The very first giveaway is a heart shape crystal paper weight with “I Love You” imprinted.  (approx. 2-inches wide)

I Love You Crystal

The second giveaway is a heart shape crystal paper weight with “Forget Me Not” imprinted.  (approx. 1-inch wide)     

 Forget Me Not Crystal

Last but not least, a set of heart shape crystal paper weight with the word “Love” and the other with the image of a cake imprinted. (approx. 1-inch wide each)

 Love Cake Crystals

Here’s how to enter.  1)  You must have a valid U.S. mailing address.  2)  Be a follower of my blog and leave a comment by January 27th Mid-night (Pacific Standard Time).  If you’re already a follower, simply leave a comment and let me know what is your favorite birthday cake.  It could be a particular flavor, or from a particular store or person.

For extra entries: Leave a comment to tell that you have either...

--“Like” uTry.it on Facebook.
--Follow uTry.it on Twitter.
--Subscribe to uTry.it via email.
--Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook. (sample tweet: Valentine's Day crystal giveaway http://bit.ly/ie02ug from uTry.it)


Good luck everyone!

By the way, someone asked if I’m baking my own birthday cake this year and the answer is YES!  :)

****The Giveaway is now CLOSED.  Thank you everyone for your participations.  The winners will be announced shortly.****

80 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Amy! What kind of cake will you be baking for yourself this year?

    My fav cake it Angel Food Cake with strawberries and whipped cream (real of course).

    Please add me some extra entries for your sweet giveaway because I did all of these:
    --“Like” uTry.it on Facebook.
    --Follow uTry.it on Twitter.
    --Subscribe to uTry.it via email.
    --Share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook.

    And I also posted on my own blog at:
    http://recipecontest-boona.blogspot.com/2011/01/utryit-happy-birthday-to-meand-very.html

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  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU AMY!!!

    What a precious giveaway!
    O.k..I'm learning how to twitter, so I'll follow there as soon as I get it going...hopefully tomorrow).
    "Liked" you! and Like you! :)
    Follow you ~ and of course I'll share this sweet giveaway on f.b. You know I'm a huge fan of your many talents and I also enjoy our friendship.

    Thank you for all your encouragement also ~ much appreciated!

    Hmmm...wondering what you'll be baking for your birthday cake?! Whatever it is, ENJOY!

    I am not as much a cake person as pie...I usually have key lime pie (which I make 'cuz it has to be the real thing). But, I do love chocolate molten cake.

    I hope your birthday is especially blessed!
    Lorraine xo

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  3. I just became a follower. Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know about your great giveaway so I could enter. Speaking of baking your own birthday cake, a similar thing happened to me several years ago when I actually got tricked into doing just that. My favorite birthday cake is strawberry shortcake.

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  4. I'm now following you on twitter (ps152. Happy Birthday!

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  5. I tweeted about your giveaway. http://twitter.com/#!/ps152/status/25814277961031680

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  6. Follow you on twitter! I hope you had a great birthday!!!

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  7. I followed you on twitter too Amy!

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  8. I liked your blog on facebook

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  9. I also subscribed to uTry.it via email

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  10. And finally, I posted your Sweet giveaway on Twitter and Facebook.

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  11. And I also posted on my own blog at:
    http://recipecontest-boona.blogspot.com/2011/01/utryit-happy-birthday-to-meand-very.html

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  12. Oh, and last but not least, I read that your Mom had become a Christian! That is awesome Amy! I hope the Lord brings lots of blessing both to her and to you for helping her to find her way to her heavenly Father!

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  13. Happy Birthday Amy. I am a follower. My favorite cake is Angel Food. Love your giveaway:)

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  14. You don't have to enter me on the giveaway, I am moving across the ocean and I'm trying to purge all my stuff :)

    BUT I did want to wish you a very happy birthday!

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  15. I'm your newest follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

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  16. Happy Birthday! So glad you came to visit so I could meet you!
    My favorite cake is devils food with good chocolate icing.
    I am your newest follower!

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  17. Happy Birthday! I love pineapple upside down cake made in a cast iron skillet.

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  18. Lovely give aways! Perfect for Valentine's Day. My favorite cake is Mocha chiffon cake. Happy birthday! I just became a follower. Thanks for letting me know about your giveaway...Christine

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  19. Tried to leave a comment ....hope it shows up....

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  20. Happy birthday Amy. I'm a new follower!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  21. I subscribed to your e-mail!

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  22. I also subscribed to your RSS feed.

    Ramona
    http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

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  23. Happy Birthday, Amy. I hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend. My favorite cake has to be coconut with lemon curd filling.

    I'm a new follower too.

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  24. I hope you had a lovely birthday. This is a very nice way of sharing it with us. I am a follower now.

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  25. Happy Birthday Amy!
    I am following you for your birthday hope your giveaway is a great success! Have a great week end.

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  26. what a lovely blog...thanks for stopping by mine... I love your new kitchen and thought for a moment you were 18 and terribly precocious.. good for you to do a blog... they are fun, aren't they!! Have a great birthday!

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  27. Hapy birthday! Lovely crystals! I "liked" you on facebook ..glad to follow along!

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  28. Thanks for visiting me today! I'm a new follower! Happy Birthday! My favorite cake is red velvet!

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  29. Happy birthday!! I follow and my fave is white with butter creme frosting. Yum. What a beautiful giveaway.

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  30. Follow on Google Connect

    Happy Birthday.

    Favorite cake = Blackout Cake

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  31. First things first Happy Birthday!!!
    Second - I'm a new follow via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
    Third - my favorite Birthday cake is Chocolare the raspberry filling and chocolate cream cheese frosting.
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  32. “Like” uTry.it on Facebook {Geri Sandoval]
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  33. Follow uTry_it on twitter @Gerisandoval
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  34. Shared on FB
    http://www.facebook.com/heartnsoulcooking/posts/138653209527984
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  35. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/26434913829920769
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  36. Subscribe via email
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  37. Happy Birthday, and thanks for dropping by my blog!
    I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    wendyscooking@gmail.com

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  38. Happy b-day! I am following through GFC.

    My favorite cake is my mom's homemade strawberry cake. It's to die for! My second is my grandmother's caramel cake. She made it without measuring. We tried to go back behind her and measure everything out but it never turned out the same. She had magic baking powers :)

    lisachalfant@gmail.com

    The Nourishing Homemaker
    http://nurturedfamilylife.blogspot.com

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  39. Happy birthday dear! Thanks for stopping by my site and informing me about your giveaway, hope your giveaway is a great success!

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  40. Happy Birthday! Thanks for stopping by my blog! My favorite cake....chocolate!

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  41. HaPPy Birthday Amy!!! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and letting me know about your give~away...What a cute idea.
    I love your blog and became a follower today. My favorite cake is just a simple white cake and butter cream frosting...XoXo

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  42. Happy Birthday, Amy! What a great giveaway. The paperweights are gorgeous! My favorite cake is coconut custard, but I rarely make one because noone else in the house likes coconut.

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  43. Well Happy Birthday to Youuuuuuuu!I haven't had my fav cake in a really long time: German Chocolate; homemade, of course!
    Those are beautiful crystals, thanks for the chance (Great party favors :D)

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  44. I am your newest follower!!!!

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  45. I am a follower and wanted to say happy birthday

    shopannies@yahoo.com

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  46. Hi this is Nicole from Colie’s Kitchen I just discovered your blog and wanted to drop by and say hi. I am now a new follower. I would love to have you stop by Colie’s Kitchen if you get a chance. www.colieskitchen.com

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  47. Thanks for the follow! I am your newest follower and am happy to enter your giveaway. I am following as Jen @ 400 Calorie Dinners. My favorite birthday cake is angel food cake and has been since I was a little girl!

    400caloriedinners at gmail dot com

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  48. Hi and happy birthday Amy. Thanks for visiting my blog, Mignardise and telling me about yours. Your photography is fabulous!
    I'm off to " like" you on Facebook. You can find the Mignardise fan page there too.
    Keep up the great work!

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  49. Happy Birthday Amy! And I can't think of anyone more qualified to bake your birthday cake than you! My favorite birthday is white with white icing.

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  50. Thank you for stopping by my blog...and Happy Birthday! I don't have a favorite birthday cake. My bday treat is the recipe you just visited--Sour Cream Lemon Pie! :)

    I am having my first give-away right now as well. Ann Voskamp's book--One Thousand Gifts, so I hope you pop back over and enter.

    SetYourHeartToSeekGod.blogspot.com

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  51. I have something for you! Stop by my blog and pick it up and enjoy! Hope you are still enjoying your birthday week!!

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  52. Hi Amy! First, I wanted to visit you after you stopped by the Hearth and Soul hop! I am now following your blog, liked you on facebook and grabbed your tweets! Happy Birthday! What a lovely giveaway you have here and I would love to share it on my thoughts on friday link love post at a moderate life this week! As for birthday cakes, I love rainbow cake the best! hugs! Alex@amoderatelife

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  53. Favorite cake: Bonnie Butter Cake with butter based frosting from 1968 Betty Crocker Cookbook. Thanks for visiting me at A Season for All Things. I'm your newest follower. ~ Ellen

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  54. Very Happy Birthday to You-favorite cake Lemon Cake.

    enjoy your day.

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  55. Hope your birthday has been all you wanted it to be! My mother always made me an Italian Cream Cake for my birthday ~ I cannot tell you how much I still miss that, even after all these years.

    LOVE Red Velvet too!

    I am a follower.

    Pat

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  56. Happy Birthday Amy!!! I tried your TangZhong style white bread and my family is now your best friend! It was amazing, easy to make and really fun. Best of all it was so delicious. I made my son's lunch sandwich with it and my daughter and her boyfriend ate a whole loaf (he snuck it home with him). I've made it twice with the same great results. I can't wait to try something like the angel cake soon. Thanks for this amazing blog.

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  57. PS Coconut Cake! I just developed a great recipe.

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  58. I am now following. Growing up, my mom would alternate making me Boston Creme Pie or German Chocolate cake and I still love both cakes.

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  59. I am a twitter follower

    @FamBalanceSheet

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  60. Happy birthday to you . I am following you in google connect . thanks for visiting my blog. you have nice space

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  61. Hi, thanks for stopping by Lavender Clouds and inviting me to the fun! I'm your newest follower, however, I would have followed without the giveaway! :) Your photos are beautiful, and quite frankly they're making me hungry! Check out today's post I call “12 Links To Homemade Granola." http://liliannagrace.blogspot.com/2011/01/its-all-rage-12-links-to-homemade.html

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  62. Happy Birthday! My fav cake is white with buttercream icing and pink roses made of icing.

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  63. Happy Belated Birthday! Thank you for stopping by my blog and thinking to send me the link for your giveaway! I am now a FOLLOWER! Looking forward to all the yummies that come out of your kitchen. My favorite birthday cake was when I was 6 years old and my mom surprised me with a trip to a waterpark. She had created a waterpark themed cake with teddy graham bears swimming. It was the BEST cake ever!!!

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  64. I linked your giveaway to my FACEBOOK page!

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  65. Happy birthday! I hope your day and your cake are spectacular!

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  66. Happy Birthday Sweet Amy! What a lovely and generous giveaway I hope you had a wonderful birthday!!
    xoxo
    Karyn

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  67. Love your fabulous food blog and the photos are DELICIOUS! Thanks for coming by my blog and entering my scentsy giveaway!

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  68. The cake I love isn't a b-day cake, but it is a cake! Dolly Madison used to make Angel Food Cakes (snack size) with hard pink icing. I can't find them anywhere anymore and they are my fav! Not sure if they quit making them or if they just don't sell them near me anymore. Boo :(

    I am your newest follower :) Happy Birthday!!

    Dede

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  69. I "liked" uTry.it on Facebook :)

    Dede

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  70. Happy Birthday& thanks for hosting this giftaway! My favorite birthday cake would be any type of mousse layered cake(:

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  71. New follower here! And my favorite cake is strawberry shortcake, followed closely by whatever is on my mom's cake plate. :)

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  72. These are so cute (started following you before I came to this post.) :)

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  73. I'm a new follower! Great giveaway and Happy Birthday!

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  74. What an awesome giveaway! I'm a new follower and sure hope I win =o) crazybulldogs at comcast dot not

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  75. Oops, I forgot to say what my favorite kind of cake was.... spice cake with cream cheese frosting! That makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Happy birthday!!!

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  76. Happy Birthday Amy! Thanks for visiting my blog ^_^. You don´t need to enter me in the giveaway (btw, it is gorgeous, you are very generous), just wanted to leave you a message :).

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