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Magnolia Cupcakes : Pretty Little Things Card

Hi Everyone -

Well, this is no April Fools' Day joke, Quaint is celebrating its first birthday! Wow, that went fast and we honestly can't believe we're 12 months old. Since you all make it a lot of fun and give us so much, we're going to grant one lucky winner a wish - $25 US + $5 for shipping to spend as s/he wishes. Aren't the best presents those you actually want to receive? Here are some ideas for things we can get for you -
  1. One of your favorites on Etsy.
  2. Souvenirs NYC-style.
  3. Music or book from Amazon.
  4. Japanese craft book from Kinokuniya in NYC.
  5. Donation in your name to your favorite charity.
Simply leave a comment mentioning something making you happy before April 5th and we'll pick a winner and announce it on April 6th. Really! We do reserve the right to decline any crazy wishes like things that are illegal, perishable, alive, heavy, large or if we just can't get it for you. Good luck!

xo, Cindy & Scott

PS Please join Cindy over on Poetic Home for some of her favorite vintage things. The group she selected is particularly special because they were all her Mom's.

47 comments:

chelsea said...

Happy Happy blog birthday! I am so happy to have met you through blogging, Cindy! I'd love a Japanese craft book:)

becky said...

i love blog birthdays...japanese crafty is in the mind. something happy---me relaxing for a moment in the quiet with the tv all to myself. i should be sewing...

Joyce said...

Happy Blog Birthday!!

What makes me happy is making others happy, but what would make me double happy is one of those cupcakes!!
Enjoy! xoxox

katevp-a said...

Happy Birthday Quaint!!

What makes me happy is looking through my Happy Books that I made with some girlfriends back in highschool. We would sit around with notebooks, scissors, glue and magazines and cut out all the things that made us happy. It's fun to look back and see what made me happy back then, some of it still does while some of it I can laugh at.

Kate

laura drescher said...

Hi~
finding your blog made me happy today =)

Happy Birthday!

Dallas Shaw said...

Your photography tips made me sooo happy?!? I think you saw the photos after your help but thank god for your tips! xo

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

Congratulations! I love your blog - it makes me happy!

hmstrjam said...

happy happy birthday quaint handmade!! I can definitely think of a NYC care package I'm in need of... new zealand black licorice and ricks beets from whole foods! yum!

please sir said...

Ohh Happy bday! What a lovely giveaway too. The Japanese craft book sounds really exciting! To many more years of wonderful posts...

Julia said...

HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY! This cupcake makes me deliciously happy :)

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Happy Birthday to quaint handmade! May all of your blogging wishes continue to come true!

Your giveaway is very thoughtful (which I believe is the running thread throughout your splendid blog), and my oh my does a Japanese craft book sound tempting!

Thank you so much again Cindy for sharing your meaningful stories and taking part in the vintage treasures series!

Kerby said...

Happy Birthday to Quaint! The beginning of a new month (and a decidedly spring one at that) made me happy today!

sarah n. said...

Wow, this is such a sweet + generous gesture! And the Hall Teapot is beautiful. Thank you, thank you.

Cicada Studio said...

What makes me happy right this second? That people like you are out there being as sweet as can be. Cheers to your 1st birthday. Many many more! It's been a pleasure getting to know you this last year.

ambika said...

Happy blog birthday!

Pascale said...

Congratulations, Cindy!! The first post I've read on your blog was the one about the white backdrop and I've been following your blog ever since!!
What makes me happy?? Right now, a nice coffee macaron would do!! ;)
Cheers!

Krissy said...

happy blogiversary!

let's see- right now i'm staring at a funny picture on our wall of a donkey sticking it's head into a car - scaring a tween boy. his face is priceless and always makes me giggle.

fun post over on poetic home too...

jen b said...

happy birthday quaint handmade. i love visiting here for beautiful pictures and inspiring bits. what is making me happy is the friendship you and i have developed from our blogs. xoxo

blue moss said...

happy birthday....i love visting and am so glad that i found you!!
and....i am totally addicted to japanese craft books!
take care
michelle

Bonbon Oiseau said...

happy birthday quaint! wow! what a generous birthday gift! but really what makes me happy are good blog friends like you and all the endless inspiration you offer!

Bonbon Oiseau said...

I guess I would say, if i happen per chance, to win, to donate to my favorite charity, the food bank for nyc!

i.d. said...

Happy birthday! This is such a lovely idea. Fresh flowers make me happy. :)

L'Atelier said...

Happy B-B'day!
Congratulations and for many more years to come

What makes me happy are beautiful things and sometimes a little retail therapy too ;-)

Kate Martinez said...

Happy birthday!! Reading your blog makes me happy :-D and the snow that is falling outside my window!

omami said...

Bravo... time flies! what makes me happy... traveling and taking pictures of course!!!

leslie said...

oh, happy 1st blog-o-birthday!
something that makes me happy. the sun shining is at the top of the list right now.

julie king said...

happy b'day quaint handmade! cindy and scott, too! i've so enjoyed your blog for months and months now! and i've enjoyed watching you grow creatively as well.

i'm happy outdoors with my camera -- on a walk, in my kayak, on my bike, exploring an old graveyard, at a flea market. you get the picture!

Amy said...

Happy blog birthday! The thought of spring coming soon here in Minnesota makes me happy cause I can't wait to plant flowers!

mary said...

Well Happy Birthday to Quaint Handmade! What a great little giveaway to celebrate. What would make me happy? Ummmmm...a couple of photos from the lovely AbbyTryAgain shop? A print in my Etsy favorites file? I'd have trouble choosing!!

aimee said...

i love that you started your blog on april fools day - now EVERY year you'll have to remind us that your bloggy birthday is, in fact, no joke. thanks for bringing beauty to our lives every day with your splendid photographs and intellectual wit.

as for what makes me happy? a walk downtown in my little city.

xoxo aimee

Fifi Flowers said...

Happy Blog Anniversary!
ENJOY!
Fifi

AnnaVallance said...

Today is my birthday and I had a great day. This is a wonderful giveaway.

wild child said...

CONGRATULATIONS YOU GUYS! Your blog's year anniversary is what's making me very happy right now - way to go :) Okay - the frosting on the pic of those cupcakes looks pretty good too - LOL ;)

Meg :)

Mochachocolata Rita said...

Happy Bday!...and no practical joke! Woohoo!! I am torn between no 1 or 2...

jane said...

Happy birthday! Actually your photo make me happy. Cheers!

sharilyn + lovelydesign said...

oh cindy, i popped by to say hi and thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog, but how could I pass up a chance at your most thoughtful and generous giveaway!

Congratulations to you both on the birthday of your blog. And, even more so, thankyou for being such a thoughtful and considerate person and supporter of my work through all these years. It is seriously people like you who keep my going. Thank-you.

xo
sharilyn

citysage said...

Loved your vintage faves over at Poetic Home--and happy blog birthday to you!

darlingsavage said...

happy happy day to you from portland, oregon! i am happy meeting lovely bloggers on the east coast. and i love your music list too.

chiarabelle said...

oh, happy blogday to you! & what a great giveaway!

Lauren K said...

Happy Birthday! How wonderful. You have such a wonderful blog here and a year worth of appreciated work. Here's to another year!

Candi said...

Happy Birthday! I am so happy for you both. Oh and what makes me happy???? When you visit my blog :)

wunderbug said...

happy happy blog birthday! one year - what a great milestone. here's to many more to come!

(my pick would be a donation to the muscular dystrophy association - my cousin just passed away from complications of the disease at 40 - he'd doubled his life expectancy and really *lived* every minute of it.)

That Girl Designs said...

Oh, Happy 1 Year Blog Birthday!

What makes me happy....the morning sunrise.

Elizabeth said...

Thank you for sharing your visual talents these past 12 months! Happy Blog birthday!!!
My pick would be a craft/sewing mag from the Japanese book store :)

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

I can't believe it's been a year. You're growing up too fast. :) Making me happy right now: my daughter's Spring break next week. I love a break from her school routine and am looking forward to spending some quality girl time together.

Thanks Cindy...what a great giveaway. I would love some NY souvenirs.

anja said...

hello cindy, your blog makes me happy, the sound of the birds in the morning, the way my son giggles when he reads or sees something funny, my friends make me happy,fresh strawberries and the sleepy piggy from etsy,as i love piglets:-) have a lovely sunday,anja, berlin.market@googlemail.com

abby said...

You guys rule!
Happy Birthday :)
I am so glad to have "met" you here.
Cheers to many more to come.