October 03, 2010

The Hidden Cupcake Giveaway

Happy Monday!
I think we should start off our morning
with a super fun giveaway!

I am so excited about this one,
I can hardly stand it.

But first things first, I want to say "Thank you!!!"
Last night our little ol' blog hit 100 followers!!
I can hardly believe my eyes. It has been so much
fun watching it grow. When I first started writing,
I never in my wildest dreams thought it would grow the
way it has. Josh told me just the other day, "I remember
when you had like five people reading your blog." So, thank
you for reading and for taking an interest in our lives.

Not only are we going to celebrate today, but I also have
a really, really, really {I mean, really} fabulous giveaway
at the end of this month. It's top secret though. :)

Thank you again!

So, let's get on with today's giveaway!

Have you ever heard of "The Hidden Cupcake?"
If not, you are in for a treat.

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The Hidden Cupcake is the cutest little ceramic
cupcake I've ever laid my eyes on.

But, what I love most about this little cupcake is the story
behind it and the fun family tradition it holds.

Two creative friends, Susan Peterson & Cabell Sweeney,
dreamed up the tradition of The Hidden Cupcake.

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Here is their story
{by Susan}:

Cabell and I love family traditions, and we love giving
gifts. One day I walked into the studio and the cupcake was sitting
on her desk. She had created it but really didn't know what to do
with it. We both instantly LOVED it! It's so whimsical and fun, and
we just started dreaming about what you could put inside the cupcake
to give to someone you love, and then we started talking about how fun it would
be to open the cupcake and see that there was a gift inside!

From that moment on, we started dreaming until we realized that
hiding it and having a child or a loved one find it would be so
much fun! So, I took it home, and since my daughter's birthday was
around the corner, we made a game of it. I showed her and my son the
cupcake, told them there would be a surprise in it when they got home
from school and that Hannah would have to find it to get the surprise.

They were so excited; they even remembered it
when I picked them up from school!
Needless to say, the hunt was on, and it was great fun. I think I put
a certificate in there for her to have her nails painted. She loved
it. My son's birthday was only a week later, so you can imagine that
it didn't take much to make the tradition come alive for us!
So, now the cupcake sits on my daughter's nightstand - waiting for the
next birthday or special occasion. It's really been fun.
It has definitely been one of the more special pieces
we have ever created."

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I love it, don't you?!

There are so many fun things you could fill
The Hidden Cupcake with:

A coupon for ice cream
A piece of jewelry
Bubble gum, gummy bears, or jelly beans
Tickets to a movie, game, or concert
A gift card to a favorite store
An action figure or bouncy ball
Car keys { hint hint Josh :) }
Nail polish or Lip Gloss
A photo of a gift that is too big for the cupcake
A note that says I love you
The possibilities are endless!
-- Hidden Cupcake Box

So much fun!!

Not long ago, my mom bought a Hidden Cupcake for our family.
Needless to say, I can't wait to use it!

So, the question is, do you want one?

Susan and Cabell are generously giving
away a Hidden Cupcake to one lucky winner!

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So, I'm gonna make it easy on you.
Here is what you have to do to enter:

1. Check out Cabell's Designs
{soooo many cute things!}
by clicking here.

2. Tell me who you would give The Hidden Cupcake to
-and-
what special little gift you would put inside it?

Giveaway will close Saturday, October 9th, 2010
at midnight (CST).

Good luck everyone!!

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54 comments:

Linda P. said...

As for who I would give the Hidden Cupcake to . . . well, I would enjoy keeping it for our own family and hiding treats for my young adult son with special needs. I would put different things in it--snacks he would like, notes saying we are going to McDonald's to get a hot fudge sundae or to Toys R Us to look around. : )

Such a fun giveaway!

Megan said...

How cute! I would "give" it to my son, with a "Thomas" train inside - if it would fit. :)

Dena said...

What a CUTE idea! I would start with Hunter and put some 'spending money' inside. He loves to get money and quarters to spend on rides or a treat when we go to the store.

Farrell Griffin said...

What a great way to start a week! They have some of the cutest ceramic pieces! I think the 'hidden cupcake' is a creative and awe-inspiring idea, especially in the eyes of children! I would use it on Reece first and put a picture of his first race car in it that we'd later go to the store to buy :)

Katy P said...

This is a way cute idea! My son just turned 10 months old and has just grasped the idea of object permanance. He loves "finding" things! This would be really fun to hide trinkets in for the week up to his first birthday party. And I would LOVE to start a tradition like this so early! Great idea!

Rachel said...

This is the cutest little cupcake...I would love love love to start a tradition on Olivia's birthday. Finding the cupcake...the surprises inside...ohh that would be fabulous! Thanks Libby, you are the best!

Kiri said...

This would be a fun tradition to add to my birthday morning rainbow pancakes!!
I also love their college items!

Chrissy said...

I love all the things in their store - especially all thins in Deck the Halls! The hidden cupcake is such a super-sweet idea - my daughter Leonie would love it! And I would give it to her with a special piece of jewelry!
Thanks, Libby - have an awesome Monday!

OurLittleBlessingS said...

I lov eeverything! ESp. The kids stuff-the tea sets are cuuuuuute!!!!

OurLittleBlessingS said...

I'd give the cupcake to Miss Mia for sure! I'd probably put her favorite little treat in there!
Jess

Carissa McCarter said...

Oh Libby! Their stuff is so cute! I love the deck the halls and kid's stuff collection. Too cute!

Carissa McCarter said...

Oh course I would keep it for my family...all of us! I could see this becoming a great family tradition! We would take turns using it for whoever's special day it was or for a "just because" gift! The possibilities are endless!

Mary said...

That is the cutest idea! The cupcake is so pretty too. I think I would use it for Ms Hailey. I would probably put a bunch of fun little girly things in it. I can't wait for Hailey to get older because then I could put jewelry in it. What a fun tradition!

Ashley said...

I would give this to my neices and put pieces of candy inside.

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Angie said...

Ohh that's CUTEST idea of this hidden cupcake! I always write down a little note and little gift in my two daughters lunchboxes to encourage them for their day at school and verses! I want those in Tori and Tiara AND Trent s rooms So I can leave alittle surprise plus notes (The notes is the MOST important encourage and thinking about them to make their day even their live so special!....Thank you libby for sharing this wonderful idea! If I not get win....I will go by and buy cute hidden cup or box! ILY Libby

Larissa said...

This is so cute~ I'd either keep it for Maddie, or give it to my sis in law... if I'd keep it, i'd put jewelry or snacks for Maddie..
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Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I would give it to my sweet daughters, Riley and Sydney and tell them that they needed to share it (HA!) I would also put a little picture of the two of them inside it - so they can always remember that they are friends AND sisters. Love this, it's so cute!
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Melinda said...

I would love to give the Hidden Cupcake to my friend Sarah, she loves scavenger hunts! I would love to put a necklace inside to remind her of what a great friends she has been to me! She would totally use the Hidden Cupcake for her class on their birthdays! What fun. I am going to have to get one for Ian!

Spawns of Seaton said...

Cute idea! I think it would be fun to make into a bday tradition to set out for my girls!

mrossi0513 said...

So adorable!!! I would gift it to my sister - she would think it is the cutest thing ever. And I would probably put a giftcard in there - she's a poor college student!

Bryan and Ashlan said...

Love their stuff, especially the college themed pieces. What a great giveaway!!

I would love to start the cupcake tradition with my family. Right now, since it's just me and my husband I would hide the cupcake for him. Inside I would put tickets to a baseball game, since it's his favorite sport!! :)

Melanie Lyons said...

I would give it to "me" and would use it to put notes and gifts in for Brancent and the kids. Make random days "your special day" I've looked at different things to use for something like that but the cupcake is by far the cutest.

la dulce vita said...

I have a 6 month old little girl and would love to start this tradition when she gets a little older! She loves to wear my pearls and I plan on getting her some when she's old enough...that would be the first thing I will put in the cupcake!

Mrs. Patrick said...

I went to their website not realizing how much I own already by them! I am a big LSU Tiger fan and have many many talgating platters etc! And I love it all! So great for entertaining during games

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Mrs. Patrick said...

I too have a 6 mo old little girl and it would be so much fun to start that tradition on her first birthday!!!! I would probably put a letter to her for her keepsake that she could read when she gets older! Since she's too young still!

Lindsey Jo said...

i would give it to my husband. and put a cookie in there! he really loves cookies...

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

O my word! This is the cutest thing ever! I would LOVE to have one for my kiddies one day! It would make birthdays so stinkin' fun! :]

Katie Lane said...

This is ADORABLE!! I'd give it to my sister and put some Lifehouse (her fav. band) stickers inside :)

Dixon Family said...

I would give the hidden cupcake to my husband. He LOVES little surprises and even made me a wooden box that he put surprises in for me when we were dating. I would put a little note in there and maybe a certificate for a romantic dinner!

Robbie Lyn said...

The cupcake is adorable! I would use it on my boyfriend...hide it in his apartment when he wasn't looking with sweet notes, cards, or stuff to represent fun dates or surprise dinners in it!

Shannau said...

I've come across this cute shop in the past before! I love the little tea sets- Teigan has been asking for a new one.. Christmas is coming up! :)

Shannau said...

As for the Hidden Cupcake, I'd use it here in my house for my kids. They'd be thrilled to find special gifts inside every now and then. I would surprise them with treats and letting them know they have a special time with me coming up soon. They love the one on one time with me and Daddy.

Aimee said...

I would love to hide treats in it for my 4 sparkly eyed children. The youngest two always get so excited when they get something new and they have been working very hard at saying Thank you.

mel @ the larson lingo said...

what cute stuff! I love the Hidden cupcake...what a fun tradition!

The Christians said...

How you come across all these fun things, I will never know! What a fun little thing to do though. If James or I could fit in there, we would pop out and surprise Ian...haha. But, we'd probably put a little Veggie Tales figurine in there for now.

Mormishmom said...

I LOVE IT! I'd totally give it to my little boy with a giraffe hidden inside - he'd love it!

Laterah said...

This is such a great idea Libby! Of course I would use it for little Emily. Her first bday is right around the corner and she loves opening things up and taking out whatever is inside. I could use it for Patrick too, just as a thanks for being a great hubby. Emily loves little trinkets that she can carry around with her so I would put those in it for her. For Patrick I would put a Game Stop gift card.

Heather Stokes said...

This is awesome Libby!!! LOVE THIS IDEA! Well, since I am getting married in 10 days, it would be so much fun to do this with my fiancee! I would hide words of encouragement along with small gifts or things he really likes and doesn't get for himself. He has a new i-touch and it would be so much fun to put an I-tunes gift card in there along with words of encouragement. I think the words of encouragement or scripture would mean more to him than ANYTHING else but what fun it would be to do this together!

Melissa B. said...

I love this idea! SO cute!
I would start with giving it to my husband since his birthday is first and put a gift card to best buy in it along with haribo gummy bears...his fav.

Erin said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE THIS!!!! Definitely want to start a birthday cupcake tradition with my two little loves, Brady and Emerson. Oh the possibilities. I have to say I really like Heather Stokes' idea too...

Brittney @ britandtheboys said...

How cute is this?! I would use it to give my boys special treats! Little skateboards, bubble gum!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Oh, My Darling said...

Aw, I love the idea of this! I'd give a hidden cupcake to my mom. I'd probably put lots of mini Snickers bars in it, as they are her favorite candy. omydarlingblog(at)gmail(dot)com

Cindy said...

Oh how cute! Love it! Thanks for sharing...once again! Two of my best friends b-days are coming up next month, so it would have to be given to one of them...and what to put inside, hmmm...I'll have to keep thinking, maybe a gift certicite for a pedicure :)

Amanda said...

What a fantastic giveaway!!! I would give one of these too.... me! Kidding. I would probably give it away on my blog... its just so darn adorable!

Laura said...

This is so cute -- I would use it at home for my family. I would put surprise post it notes inside and tell them what they will be rewarded with. I would also put in notes every now and then for my sweet and wonderful hubby. THere are ao many things it can be used for. It would definitely fill up all the coins that I find in pockets, in the washing machine,on the floor, etc. There will definitely be many uses for this cute hidden cupcake.

Livin' the Yeh Life! said...

This is TOO cute! I think I would keep it for my family, and put a special letter inside it for my girls on their birthday Thanks for the giveaway!

Giant Sis said...

I would love to use this with my 4-year-old sister! For the initial hunt, I would put a small prize in it - like a special "sister" necklace. Then, I think it would be fun to let her hide it for me (and our other sisters) and let her put things in it for us!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE this idea! So much fun! My 3 year old and 2 year old are all about prizes and rewards for good deeds, (sharing ect...) I would love to use this for them! It would be a great place to store treats for potty training Miss Abigail as well! Thanks for the fun giveaway! :)

kellye said...

This is TOO CUTE!
I would have to keep the cupcake for our family! Barrett loves to find hidden treasure! :) I think for Barrett I would put "coupons" for doughnut holes or money. For Abram it would be dum dum suckers or his "stinky binky" at bed time. And for Bradley the voucher for the hunting trip I am saving to send him on! :)

Erica Nye said...

I would keep the cupcake for our family and I would have to put a plane ticket inside so Walker could go see his Daddy. We miss him so very much!

floodedsoul said...

LOVE this! I think this might be a perfect Christmas gift for my sisters-in-law but for mine....I'd use it unexpected treats for my kids and for a special gift for Randy to celebrate the end of our 7 year season and the close of his business. he deserves something special!

JJ Blandford said...

Such a fun giveaway! Thanks for the facebook reminder!
As cheesy as it sounds I'd give it to Currey. We are in need of a date night and I think it would be a sweet way to surprise him.
I also love the idea of using it to celebrate birthday's. Blythe's first will be here before I know it!

Rachael @ Mrs-Adventure said...

What a fun idea, I love it. I would leave it on the counter and put candy surprises in it for my husband :+)