[thank you all SO MUCH for entering this giveaway! your magic moments made my entire week. if you need a feel good moment, i suggest reading through these fabulous comments! i plugged 1 through 6503 into random.org and the generated winner is comment #1729 – Beth B. who said “I pre-ordered a copy a few weeks ago. Can’t wait to get it!” Congrats Beth! I’ve sent you an email. Again, thank you ALL so much for entering and for your support. xoxoxo]

my favorite things GIVEAWAY I howsweeteats.comHiiiii.

So. I know I’m not a huge giveaway person, but I am totally blown away by your support and love and all that jazz lately, especially for Seriously Delish and how you’ve completely changed my life. I want to do, well… SOMETHING for each and every one of you and since I can’t buy you all a cocktail with a hug, I figured a giveaway of my favorite things would have to do.

This giveaway is from ME to YOU. I want to show you how much I appreciate you coming here everyday, the encouragement you’ve given me and your all around virtual fabulousness. You really do complete me, Jerry Maguire style. THANK YOU!

See below on how to enter to win all of these goods! 

1. This Rebecca Minkoff Crosby tote. It’s no secret how much I love love love my mac clutch bags and mini macs. And my cupid satchel. I love every bag she makes and am totally drooling over this for fall.

2. Jeni’s ice cream! 4 pints to be exact. This should last you, like… five minutes.

3. A Vitamix blender. I’ve become the biggest hypocrite on the planet because for years I said I’d never buy one and would rather buy shoes. But I took the plunge earlier this year and it was seriously LIFE CHANGING. Talk about the thickest milkshake-like smoothies and the creamiest soups. To die for.

4. One year subscriptions to my favorite foodie magazines: Donna Hay and Delicious. These are my go-to for photography inspiration. LOVE. Nothing else compares in my opinion.

5. A fit bit flex. It’s been close to a year since I’ve gone on and on about my fit bit. I completely adore it – not as a workout tool, but more so as a reminder to live an active lifestyle.

6. Two of my favorite books: the Flavor Bible and Bird by Bird. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how do I come up with recipes – and one of the answers is the Flavor Bible! If I really want to make something with a certain ingredient, I’ll search it and see what flavors pair the best. And Bird by Bird… well it’s a classic that gets me through life. Pretty much.

7. Ummm…. chocolate? Do I really need to explain this one? This is one of my favorites. I need to share.

8. Gift cards to some of my favorite places: $50 to each. One to Sephora, one to Athleta and one to Starbucks. Because I’m a sucker. (if you don’t like coffee GET THE CROISSANT!)

And lastly – this colorful set of my favorite le pen pens and a moleskin notebook (MY LOVE!). It’s school supply time people!! But really, these pens are the bomb dot com. (sorry.)

To enter this giveaway, leave a comment below telling me your magic moment from this summer. Please be sure to leave a valid email address with your comment so I can contact you if you win! This giveaway is open to residents EVERYWHERE! All over the place. If you’re overseas I obviously can’t send you the ice cream, but we will work something else out.

For an extra entry, I would love if you’d preorder a copy of Seriously Delish and leave a second comment saying you did so. You can do so on amazon, barnes and noble or indiebound – and the book will be yours in less than TEN days! EEEEEK! I cannot thank you guys enough for helping me to make the book a bestseller. I adore you to pieces. (and if you preordered months ago, thank you and leave your second comment!) Also, be sure to check my book tour dates to see if I’ll be in your area!

The giveaway will run until this Friday, August 29. The winner will be announced on this post and contacted by email. THANK YOU!

[this giveaway is not sponsored, all items are purchased by me.]

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6,503 Responses to “My Favorite Things: GIVEAWAY. [CLOSED]”

  1. #
    Harper — August 24, 2014 @ 2:52 pm

    Best moment this summer was being laid off. No really. Moving on to things that make me happy!!

    Can’t wait for the book!

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    Mary Babicki — August 24, 2014 @ 2:54 pm

    Any moment spent with my family this summer is a magic moment for me!

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    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    What a crazy amazing Giveaway!

    My summer magic moment just happened yesterday: after unsuccessfully chasing it all summer, my husband & I finally caught the ice cream truck on its rounds! It was the best ice cream I’ve had in a long time, and so satisfying because it had been eluding us for months! :)

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    julianne — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    my magic moment from this summer was adopting our new puppy, tucker! he is by far the most adorable creature ever.

    and i pre-ordered seriously delish! can’t wait for september!

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    Krissy — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    My favorite moment from summer was delivering my favorite patient’s baby!!!! :)

  6. #
    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    My husband and I took a trip to Santa Fe for our anniversary!

  7. #
    Mary Babicki — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Also preordered your book! Can’t wait to get it!

  8. #
    Jen Bell — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    Vacation with little girl!

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    jess gavura — August 24, 2014 @ 2:55 pm

    My magic moment this summer was marrying my best friend of 10 years (since freshman year of high school) on August 9th. It was the best summer yet and hopefully we have many more to come.

    Can’t wait for your book!

  10. #
    Maria Gomez — August 24, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    Favorite summer moment had been picking tomatoes off the vine to snack on. This is the first heat I’ve had a garden!

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    Kate — August 24, 2014 @ 2:56 pm

    Wow! What fun! My magical moment this summer was my family vacation to Kiawah Island, SC with my parents and brother. My brother and I are 31 and 29, respectively, and unmarried, so it’s a nice surprise to still be able to do the same family beach trips we’ve taken for all these years as a family of 4.

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    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — August 24, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    Also, I’ve preordered your book — but through the Canadian book company Chapters/Indigo :)

  13. #
    Maria Gomez — August 24, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    And of course I preordered your book. Can’t wait to see you on your stop in Cincinnati for your tour!

  14. #
    Nathalie kersbergen — August 24, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    My favorite moment is realising i finale gotspe my twin boys potty trained. I tought iT would never work. Me verry happy!

  15. #
    Jenny — August 24, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    I got married this summer! I would say that takes the cake for my magic moment ;)

  16. #
    Anastasia — August 24, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    My magic moment of the summer was getting a new job. I’m finally moving forward with my life!

  17. #
    alison Gootee — August 24, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    This is a lame one but this summer I started an amazing new job that has really improved my quality of life!

  18. #
    Lisa — August 24, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    This summer we got our first dog as a family a week before I left for college again. Before we got her, I was convinced that because I would barely spend any time with the dog, I would stay distant; this wouldn’t be “my” dog. And then she came home, and I started teaching her how to fetch, and I knew, I just knew, that this was my wonderful, beautiful Sammie, and even if we spent only 8 days together, I loved her.

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    nicole — August 24, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    My favorite part of this summer would have to be the fact that it hasn’t been super warm. I know it’s weird but I HATE the heat with a passion. It’s been refreshing to not be melting all the time.

  20. #
    Melanie — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    My magical summer moment was finding out about my new fall job. A new adventure awaits September 2nd!

  21. #
    Harper — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    Favorite moment this summer was being laid off. No really. On to things that make me happy!

    Can’t wait for your book!

  22. #
    Annie G — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    My magic moment this summer is coming tomorrow when I start my first day of school as a brand new high school math teacher!

  23. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    My magic moment was sitting on the bluff in our neighborhood looking at the bay. We did it a few times and nothing says summer like that! I love this giveaway!

  24. #
    Megan McGregor — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    Toasting marshmallows on beach campfire with my favourite people

  25. #
    Janie Carpenter — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    Magic Moment, Everyday when I see my son growing into a wonderful young man, love his heart and smile !!!!

  26. #
    Julie Turner — August 24, 2014 @ 3:00 pm

    My husband and I spending a week on the East Coast with my BFF and her family-first time we’d seen them in 4 years. It was a week full of memories that will last forever! Hoping we don’t have to wait another 4 years until next time.

  27. #
    Shanna — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    Finally being able to show my parents where I live….which happens to be across the pond from them ;)

  28. #
    Michele — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    The first time catching fireflies with my 3 year old daughter….magical!!

  29. #
    Taran — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    Hmmm, when I caught my first fish ever.. It was both fun and sad…

  30. #
    Bri | Bites of Bri — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    I already preordered and cannot wait to receive it. 10 days cannot come soon enough!

  31. #
    Ellyn Hays — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    The sticky, gooey, deliciousness of s’mores over the campfire

  32. #
    Agata — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    My magical moment from this summer was picking and eating veggies from my very first vegetable garden.

  33. #
    Eunice — August 24, 2014 @ 3:01 pm

    This is the best giveaway! My magic moment from the summer was definitely the birth of my son. It was everything.

  34. #
    Amelia Shoptaugh — August 24, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    My magic moment this summer was spending a weekend at the lake with my best friend and her family. The weather was beautiful and we spent the whole weekend on the pontoon. I forgot about reality and just blissfully relaxed.

    I also preordered your book and I can’t wait to get it in my hands!!!

  35. #
    Leigh D — August 24, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    My favorite moment was when my husband came home from Army Ranger school after being gone for 6 months!! (so many love letters were written in that time) :)

  36. #
    Amy Kowbuz — August 24, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    My favorite summer moment well moments were bike rides with (of course) ice cream to follow

  37. #
    Jessica — August 24, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    My most magical moment this summer was a “planned at the last minute” road trip with my best friend of the last 22 years down to Los Angeles to go see Jay Z and Beyoncé!

    And I most definitely preordered your book (from Amazon!)! :)

  38. #
    Julie Turner — August 24, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    I pre-ordered your book, I just can’t wait! And this giveaway…so amazing! So excited for you! Blessings ;)

  39. #
    Heather — August 24, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    My magical moment from this summer was white water rafting down the Rogue river with my older brother. Spotting turtles and bald eagles and getting splashed by some serious white water!

  40. #
    Sarah — August 24, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    I pre-ordred your book the day you told us about it. And I don’t even really buy cookbooks anymore because you can find recipes for anything on the internet, BUT I love your blog, so i had to get your book.

    Also, you are fabulous for doing this giveaway. It’s awesome. Seriously.

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    Lily — August 24, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    Hi Jessica! How sweet it is of you to do this giveaway :)

    Not summer-specific really, but one of my magic moments from this summer was in this past week: I had had a really long, exhausting day at work, and I got home and my boyfriend had made us the garlic butter salmon from your site, and it was amazing <3

  42. #
    Jen — August 24, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    My moment this summer was when my husband and I saw Billy Joel in concert. 30,000+ people and I sang Piano Man and I loved it!

  43. #
    Elinor — August 24, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    One of my favorite moments has been finding out that you – my favorite food blogger- are coming to Boston Oct 3 (day before my 30th birthday) and Brandi Carlile – my favorite singer- will be there that same night! Perfect. And can’t wait for your book!

  44. #
    Breanna Bishop — August 24, 2014 @ 3:03 pm

    My magic moment was taking my pup to the dog beach in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge. As a California transplant, I cherish the ocean, the sun and the strawberries!

  45. #
    Lily — August 24, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Pre-ordered your book already! It looks soooo good :D

  46. #
    Crystal P — August 24, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    My son getting his hearing issues corrected and being able to hear correctly!

  47. #
    Erin-Elizabeth — August 24, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Loved hiking along the coast of the Olympic National Park with my hubby! Nothing more magic than being outdoors.

    Looking forward to the Seattle book signing!

  48. #
    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — August 24, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    A magic moment from my summer was slow dancing on the backyard patio with my sweetheart, while BBQing.

  49. #
    Lynette voss — August 24, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    Spending three weeks with my family who we only see once or twice a year.

  50. #
    Allison — August 24, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    My Magic moment was watching my daughter swim by herself for the first time!!

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