Gifts for Mom and RIPE Cookbook

by Marla on May 9, 2012 · 134 comments

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I can’t believe Mother’s Day is this Sunday! If you are anything like me then you plan stuff last minute. My mom is kinda used to it. After all I have been her grateful daughter for quite some time. She knows even if her gift arrives a tad late that I still LOVE her more than anything in the whole wide world.

Right mom?

Ripe cookbook by Cheryl Sternman Rule

Have you seen this stunning cookbook by the fabulous Cheryl Sternman Rule?

It is called Ripe, you and mom would love it. This book is a vibrant celebration of fruits, veggies, color, light, health and breathtaking whole foods. Cheryl’s recipes will tantalize and thrill the senses. They are simple to follow and they focus on bringing out the true essence of the featured produce. Another thing….Cheryl is one of the most gifted writers I know. Her wit and charisma always put a smile on my face and make me giggle.

Recipes in the book are arranged by color and they are photographed by the amazingly talented Paulette Phlipot. You will be astounded by the raw beauty she captures.

You can keep up with Cheryl on her blog 5 second Rule and Paulette on hers too.

These gals make quite the team and I am thrilled to have 2 giveaway copies for you! Scroll down to enter. pinned to Favorite Books and Magazines

A few more gift ideas for you…

iPhone case by Luxe Plates

Every cool mom needs a super hip iPhone case. If your mom is anything like me then she drops her phone daily. Covers save phone lives.

This beauty is by Luxe Plates. Get one. Or two. They have lots of great stylespinned to Gift Ideas

Lilac floral photo by Rikki Snyder photography

My pal Rikki Snyder is a super awesome photographer. Not only does she have a great blog you should follow, but she has an Etsy store where she sells her stunning photos.

Lilac print by Rikki. Beautiful for you and mom! pinned to Etsy Addict

Happy Notepads on Tokketok

Raise your hand if you love to be happy?! I sure do. Take those happy thoughts and jot them down on Happy Notes!

You can find them at tokketok. Yay! pinned to Rainbow Bright

Cloud ceramic plates by JD wolfe pottery

Is your mom a daydreamer? I know I sure am.

I would love to serve up all kinds of nibbles on these sweet little ceramic cloud dishes I found them on Etsy by the super talented JD wolfe pottery. pinned to Props I Need

100 percent pure body care

Last but not least….my all time favorite products for skincare these days are by 100% Pure. They smell heavenly, are top quality and are totally organic! A win across the board.

Some of my favorite products include the Cocoa Kona Coffee Body Cream, and all of their Cabernet Grape products. pinned to Products I Love

What did you get for mom? If you are a mom what do you want from your sweet hearts?

Graphic with pink fleur de lis for Family Fresh Cooking

Photos by Paulette Phlipot

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for all of your entries. Congrats to #101 Mercedes and #77 Michelle.

2 winners have the chance to win a copy of Ripe right here! Awesome I know.  If you simply cannot wait to see if you won this book then you can dash over to order a copy on my Amazon store.

All winners of our contests are chosen at Random.org and will be notified via email, so please make sure your email address is correct. You will have 3 days to respond to me, or a new winner will be chosen.

How to Enter

This giveaway is open until this Saturday (5/12/12) 11:59:59 pm CDT . It is open to USA fans of FamilyFreshCooking.com. Please see below how to enter, leave a separate comment for each of the steps listed below. You can leave one comment (entry) or many comments (entries) The choice is yours. If you don’t leave separate comments for each step, the number generator will not count them as separate entries.

To Enter 

Remember to leave a comment for each thing you do.

  1. Follow my boards on Pinterest
  2. Pin this post onto your Pinterest boards
  3. @Twitter follow me @MarlaMeridith
  4. Tweet this giveaway, being sure to include my Twitter handle (@MarlaMeridith). Here’s a sample tweet you could use or make up your own: Win the cookbook Ripe by @sternmanrule on FamilyFreshCooking.com @MarlaMeridith bit.ly/LPfeCx #realfood #photography #giveaway
  5. Pick a favorite Family Fresh Cooking Recipe & leave a comment on that post.
  6. Sign up for my Email or RSS feeds
  7. Stumble this post & follow @familyfresh on StumbleUpon
  8. Link to this post (or any of my posts) on your blog.
  9. Instagram Follow Me
  10. Add the Family Fresh Cooking badge into your sidebar or somewhere on your blog
  11. Share this giveaway in any other creative way you can think up & let me know what that is.

*Stay in touch with Family Fresh Cooking on Facebook too!

Family Fresh Cooking disclosure: I was sent a review copy of Ripe. I love the book and am thrilled to share it with you here. All of the other products mentioned here have no idea they have been listed.

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1 Rosa May 9, 2012 at 6:54 am

Happy Mother’s Day!

Lovely gifts.

Cheers,

Rosa

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2 Liz S. May 9, 2012 at 7:04 am

Signed up for the RSS feeds! Great cookbook!

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3 Kari May 9, 2012 at 7:22 am

I follow you on pinterest!

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4 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles May 9, 2012 at 8:09 am

So many fun and beautiful ideas…I’d love to receive any one of them! And that book looks wonderful. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Marla!

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5 Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles May 9, 2012 at 8:10 am

I tweeted!

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6 Maria May 9, 2012 at 8:12 am

I’ve heard great things about Ripe!

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7 Megan McD May 9, 2012 at 8:20 am

I follow all your boards on Pinterest!

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8 Megan McD May 9, 2012 at 8:21 am

I pinned this page to my pinboard “Healthy Entrees, Sides & Salads.”

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9 Megan McD May 9, 2012 at 8:23 am

I subscribe to your RSS feeds through my Google Reader.

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10 Megan McD May 9, 2012 at 8:24 am

I shared the giveaway on my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/meganmcd77.

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11 Megan McD May 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

I left a comment on your Wild Salmon with Basil Aioli and Quinoa recipe. I love quinoa and I love salmon, you definitely can’t go wrong there! :-)

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12 Megan McD May 9, 2012 at 8:31 am

I follow you on Facebook!

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13 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

Signed up for RSS Feed!

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14 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 8:59 am

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15 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

pinned :)

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16 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

I follow you on Twitter, too!

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17 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 9:01 am

shared the giveaway with my friends, who are all taking part!

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18 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 9:02 am

linked this on my facebook

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19 Lorel May 9, 2012 at 9:03 am

loved the blueberry citrus shake recipe

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20 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 9, 2012 at 9:04 am

I’ve always wanted to check out Ripe!

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21 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 9, 2012 at 9:05 am

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22 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 9, 2012 at 9:06 am

I FB like you

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23 Julie {BananasForBourbon} May 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

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24 Jennie May 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

I follow via RSS. That looks like a fabulous book – hope I win!

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25 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 9, 2012 at 9:07 am

I get your RSS

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26 Julie {BananasForBourbon} May 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

I tweeted the giveaway

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28 Averie @ Averie Cooks May 9, 2012 at 9:09 am

I twitter follow

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29 Julie {BananasForBourbon} May 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

I commented on your Dark Chocolate Date Cake with Pecans post. YUM!

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30 Deanna May 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

I follow your boards on Pinterest!

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31 Deanna May 9, 2012 at 9:39 am

I pinned this to Pinterest!

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32 Deanna May 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

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33 Deanna May 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

I subscribe and receive your emails.

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34 Deanna May 9, 2012 at 9:43 am

I am sharing this with several of my best friends. They would love to know about it!

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35 Deanna May 9, 2012 at 9:47 am

Your Wild Salmon with Basil Aioli and Quinoa recipe has been one of my favorites. It is something my entire family can enjoy! We always buy wild fresh caught salmon and the other ingredients make a very tasty and healthy meal!
Thank you!

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36 amy marantino May 9, 2012 at 10:09 am

I Twitter follow @MarlaMeridith

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37 amy marantino May 9, 2012 at 10:10 am

I Tweeted this giveaway

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38 amy marantino May 9, 2012 at 10:11 am

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39 amy marantino May 9, 2012 at 10:12 am

i left a comment on your Homemade Whipped Cream! Vanilla, Chocolate & Strawberry post

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40 Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 9, 2012 at 10:36 am

I got my Mom a Coach purse. I know she has always wanted one. Unforutitly I won’t see her open it, since she lives 2500 miles away from me.

For Mother’s Day I want either of the followwing: A full day of everyone helping me clean up the yard. Some shelves to put my cookbooks on or an ice cream maker. Thats it!

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41 Jacqui May 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

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42 Jacqui May 9, 2012 at 10:37 am

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43 Jacqui May 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

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44 Jacqui May 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

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45 Jacqui May 9, 2012 at 10:38 am

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46 Jacqui May 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

I like you on Facebook as well

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47 Cindy B. May 9, 2012 at 10:41 am

I follow my boards on Pinterest

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48 Cindy B. May 9, 2012 at 10:45 am

I pinned.(Blogging) I follow your boards on Pinterest. I mess up #30

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49 Cindy B. May 9, 2012 at 10:47 am

I twitter follow you.

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50 Cindy B. May 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

I tweeted this giveaway.

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51 Cindy B. May 9, 2012 at 10:50 am

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52 Cindy B. May 9, 2012 at 11:00 am

I share this giveaway on Facebook.

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53 Holly May 9, 2012 at 11:01 am

I already receive your email updates.

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54 jan May 9, 2012 at 11:33 am

i tweeted

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55 Miranda May 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

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56 Sarah May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Pinned it

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57 Sarah May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

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58 Sarah May 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

I get your email.

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59 Sarah May 9, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I follow on instagram.

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60 Stephanie May 9, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Love the ceramic cloud dishes! I may pick them up for myself, hehe

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61 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Fantastic giveaway, Marla! This looks like a fabulously informative and colorful book. Great gift ideas for mom, too! Love your creativity in and out of the kitchen. Thanks for sharing!

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62 gail May 9, 2012 at 1:27 pm

email subscriber

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63 gail May 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm

followed your boards on pinterest

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64 Ken Hout May 9, 2012 at 2:10 pm

Mother’s Day around here is usually church, where my pastor gives all the Moms a flower. Then off to my in laws, where my Father in law makes the best seafood dinner my tummy has ever had the pleasure eating. Then gifts and cards.

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65 MikeVFMK May 9, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Happy early Mother’s Day to you! And all such wonderful gift ideas. Btw, the book looks brilliant.

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66 Michelle Kendall May 9, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Follow you on Pinterest! So creative you are & I love seeing the new pins everyday!

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67 HeatherChristo May 9, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Pretty book! I follow you on Pinterest!

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68 Michelle Kendall May 9, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Posted a comment on The Sushi Roll!!!

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69 Michelle Kendall May 9, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Email subscriber!

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70 Michelle Kendall May 9, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Re-pinned this post!

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71 Marina {YummyMummyKitchen.com} May 9, 2012 at 5:17 pm

Oh gosh, I’m so last minute too. I still don’t even have a mothers day blog post up yet. yowza!

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72 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:42 pm

I follow you on pinterest!

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73 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I pinned this giveaway!

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74 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I commented on your Strawberry Milk recipe…it’s been on my mind all week!

http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2012/05/07/strawberry-milk-recipe/#comment-122223

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75 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I’m following you on instagram!

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76 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

I already subscribe to your email updates!

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77 Michelle Schneider May 9, 2012 at 5:49 pm

Shared the giveaway on my facebook.

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78 Marla May 27, 2012 at 10:59 am

Congrats you are a winner of my RIPE cookbook giveaway :) Please send me your mailing address.

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79 traci hammett May 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Follow you on Pinterest

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80 traci hammett May 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Pinned to Pinterest

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81 traci hammett May 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

Signed up for emails

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82 traci hammett May 9, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Posted to Facebook

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83 Kelly Zusan May 9, 2012 at 7:09 pm

I follow on pinterest.

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84 Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It May 9, 2012 at 7:31 pm

I have been wanting that beautiful cookbook — it’s simply stunning. Good pick! Have a great Mother’s Day, by the way. :)

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85 Marla May 9, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Thanks Laurie! So happy you love the book too!

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86 Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It May 9, 2012 at 7:32 pm

I follow you on twitter!

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87 Laurie Jesch-Kulseth @ Relishing It May 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Aaaand I follow your beautiful Pinterest boards!

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88 Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] May 9, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I love the Happy Notes and cloud dishes!

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89 Susie May 9, 2012 at 9:52 pm

I follow you on pinterest!

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90 Erin Masihdas May 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I followed you on pinterest!!

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91 Denise Terry May 10, 2012 at 5:40 am

I follow you on Pinterest!

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92 Denise Terry May 10, 2012 at 5:41 am

I pinned this post to my Pinterest boards!

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93 Denise Terry May 10, 2012 at 5:43 am

I am a subscriber to your emails! Thanks.

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94 Denise Terry May 10, 2012 at 6:21 am

I left a comment on the Strawberry Rhubarb Compote recipe. Looks yummy!

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95 Mike May 10, 2012 at 6:30 am

I don’t have gift for my mom yet, but I like the cookbook gift idea. My mom will love it.

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96 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 7:12 am

I follow your boards on Pinterest!

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97 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

I pinned this beautiful post!

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98 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 7:19 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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99 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 7:21 am

I am suscribed to your e-mail updates!

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100 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 7:23 am

I tweeted!

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101 Andrea May 10, 2012 at 7:31 am

I left a comment on your goldfish cracker post… uhhh, YUM.

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102 Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth May 10, 2012 at 7:53 am

Happy Mother’s Day and thanks for the giveaway! I follow you on Pinterest

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103 Marla May 27, 2012 at 10:56 am

Congrats Mercedes! You are the winner of the book RIPE :)

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104 Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth May 10, 2012 at 7:54 am

I follow you on Twitter!

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105 Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth May 10, 2012 at 7:55 am

I subscribe via email!

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106 Mauri May 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

I am following you on Pinterest.

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107 Mauri May 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

I am following you on Twitter

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108 Mauri May 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

I am following you on Instagram. You have a fabulous blog, love it! And Happy Mothers day!

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109 jan May 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

awesome giveaway…i tweeted

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110 Andrea DiGeronimo May 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I LOVE the picture of you in the pink plaid shirt!!! It is so authentic, you are so beautiful! Happy (early) Mothers Day Marla! xxoo, Andrea

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111 Cathy @ Savory Notes May 10, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I follow your Pinterest boards :)

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112 Cathy @ Savory Notes May 10, 2012 at 9:37 pm

Following you on Twitter

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113 Cathy @ Savory Notes May 10, 2012 at 9:38 pm
114 Jen at The Three Little Piglets May 11, 2012 at 5:35 am

I already follow you on Pinterest!

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115 Jen at The Three Little Piglets May 11, 2012 at 5:36 am

I just pinned this to my Mother’s Day Brunch Board.

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116 Jen at The Three Little Piglets May 11, 2012 at 5:37 am

I already follow you on Twitter as well.

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117 Jen at The Three Little Piglets May 11, 2012 at 5:37 am

I just tweeted the giveaway for you!

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118 Jen at The Three Little Piglets May 11, 2012 at 5:38 am

And I already follow you via email.

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119 Amanda May 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

Fun gift ideas!

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120 aida mollenkamp May 11, 2012 at 11:11 am

Great gift ideas, Marla!

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121 Kristina Vanni May 11, 2012 at 11:43 am

Great gift ideas and what a fun blog giveaway!

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122 Krystal Vaughn May 12, 2012 at 7:34 am

This book looks great.

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123 Heather May 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

I follow you on Pinterest!

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124 Heather May 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

I pinned this post!

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125 Heather May 12, 2012 at 7:51 am

I tweeted about the giveaway!

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126 Heather May 12, 2012 at 7:52 am

I follow you on twitter–@heatskitchen

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127 Heather May 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

I subscribe to your RSS feed!

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128 Cara May 12, 2012 at 8:20 am

sounds like a great book! I follow you on pinterest.

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129 Cara May 12, 2012 at 8:21 am

I follow you on twitter!

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130 Cara May 12, 2012 at 8:23 am

tweeted about the giveaway!

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131 Cara May 12, 2012 at 8:24 am

and I stumbled this post – Happy Mothers Day, Marla!

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132 Cara May 12, 2012 at 8:25 am

ok one more – shared on facebook :)

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