Two years and counting…thank you all so much for all your support! I had my first VF party last Friday (few pics below), and I am now hosting my first “favorite things giveaway” (you get a car, and you get a car; sorry, I had to) in honor of the milestone. This is a basket of various items I received (and wore) from some of my favorite brands. Thank you to all for checking back and enjoying VF as much as I do. Below is a list of all the sponsors who donated both to my party goodie bags and to the “favorite things” giveaway. I cannot thank those who donated enough, as well as for their generosity. See below for all the details. Good luck!
To enter to win this fabulous basket, Tweet, Facebook, Pin or Instagram a picture of you wearing something “inspired” by Vanilla Fringe OR a dish you saw the recipe of on Vanilla Fringe and made yourself OR a DIY project you saw on VF (or were inspired to make because of the blog) OR -- you catch my drift. Be sure to tag VF (so I can see all the great pics). If there’s a good showing, I may have enough goodies to do a 2nd place winner! Contest will close and the winner will be picked on Monday. Good luck! UPDATE: CONGRATS ALLISON BOWDEN! YOU WIN!
Thanks to my mom for all her help with my blog, the GIVEAWAY basket, and the party. Love you!
- 1 tablespoon of hot water
- ¾ teaspoon of cumin
- ½ teaspoon of hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons of honey
- 1/2 cup of peanuts
- 1 cup of pretzels
- 2 cups Crispix
- 2 cups of Chex
- 1/3 cup of sunflower seeds
- 3 dashes of Worcestershire Sauce
- Pinch (or 2) of sea salt
In a large (microwaveable) mixing bowl, combine cereal, sunflower seeds, and peanuts. In a separate ( but smaller) bowl, combine honey, water, hot sauce, cumin, and salt. Mix well, and then pour over cereal mixture. Add dashes of worcestershire sauce and combine well. Microwave for 1 minute and toss. Microwave for another minute and toss; add pretzels. Microwave for 30 more seconds and toss. Add another pinch of sea salt, and store in an airtight container. Enjoy!
I was in NYC this weekend helping a gf grow her business. We did dinner in Soho with one of my college friends and then had a productive and successful day of work on Sunday. I am now back in Chicago again preparing myself for the weekend to come (case of the Mondays?), as I will be going back to Indiana University (my alma mater) to speak about my life as an adult and my career (not including VF; although it would be cool if someone knew about it). And once that is finished, I will be pretending like I am 21 again, reuniting and celebrating in the town that once ruled my life. These pics from Venice are the last of the Cali pics and a reminder that I will now spend my 3rd weekend away from home. I’m not complaining, though.