Birthday Book Giveaway!

Sunday, March 4th Update:

Thanks to all who entered my 2nd Annual Birthday Book Giveaway! We had only 25 entries, so with 7 books to give out, odds were better than 1:4 !

Today I wrote out all the entrants’ names, cut up & folded the itty bitty papers, deposited them in this flower pot, and had my husband randomly draw 7 winners.

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Here they are, in order:

  1. Melissa Coffey
  2. Karen Greenwald
  3. Tasha Hilderman
  4. Colleen Paef
  5. Jonathan Schkade
  6. Amanda Sincavage
  7. Susan Taylor

CONGRATS to all of you!

Please PM me on Twitter or write to me at: katearonson (at) gmail (dot) com. I need your addresses in order to get these picture books in the mail to you =). Thanks for playing and I look forward to giving away more books at this time next year!

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Rainbow sprinkles! I love ’em. They take me back to the pink-frosted donuts I loved as a child, or the Balboa ice-cream bars I grew up with in Newport Beach, California. This edible confetti always creates an insta-party. And since today is my birthday, sprinkles have inspired me to do some sprinkling…

…of books! Free books! Picture books! Like every year at this time, I go through my picture book library and thin it out a bit to make way for new books in the new year (I just can’t keep them all!). Then I get a kick out of holding this drawing in order to sprinkle some love out there. So far, I have 7 picture books to send to new homes (but I reserve the right to give out extra prizes ;-)). Most are hardcover and all are in great condition. Are you game?

Follow these 3 steps to enter!

  1. Follow me on Twitter @mademoiselleK8.
  2. Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter (or re-tweet my own announcement).
  3. Comment on this post ONCE with: a) your first & last name & b) your Twitter handle (so that I can find you if you win) & c) tell me what topping YOU like to sprinkle on your ice cream/frozen yogurt/etc. 😉 !

You many enter any time between now and February 28th. Winners will be drawn and contacted in March via this post and Twitter. Good luck!

54 Comments

  1. Allyson Maiolo 19 February 2018 at 16 h 53 min

    Allyson Maiolo
    @varkgirl
    Chocolate chips 🙂

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 19 February 2018 at 18 h 28 min

      Chocolate is always a good idea ;). Thanks for entering, Allyson!

      Reply
  2. Angela 19 February 2018 at 17 h 10 min

    Angela Rooney @AngelaRooney6 I like to sprinkle granola

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    1. Kate - Site Author 19 February 2018 at 18 h 29 min

      Mmmm, I’m a big fan, especially of homemade granola. Thanks for entering, Angela!

      Reply
  3. Jonathan 19 February 2018 at 17 h 40 min

    Happy Birthday! And thank you for your generosity–so very hobbity of you to give on your b-day. 🙂
    Jonathan Schkade
    Twitter: @jonathanschkade
    Chocolate-coated peanuts are a fabulous topping!

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 19 February 2018 at 18 h 30 min

      Yes, chocolate and peanuts are a match made in heaven. Hard to convince Europeans of that, I’ve found…Ha! More for me. Thanks for entering, Jonathan!

      Reply
  4. Jen Bagan 20 February 2018 at 2 h 59 min

    Such a fun and generous thing to do, Kate!
    @JenABagan
    Well, since I’m a Boston girl I have to go with “jimmies” (aka chocolate sprinkles! 🙂

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    1. Kate - Site Author 20 February 2018 at 6 h 53 min

      Yay, Jen! Thanks for entering, and lots of good luck!

      Reply
  5. Rajani LaRocca 20 February 2018 at 6 h 13 min

    What a sweet idea, Kate!
    @rajanilarocca
    Heath bars!!

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  6. Kate - Site Author 20 February 2018 at 6 h 55 min

    Hi Rajani! Thanks so much for entering! Wishing you good luck!

    Reply
  7. Koreen 20 February 2018 at 22 h 29 min

    Birthdays, books and sprinkles- what could be better? Thanks for the generous giveaway offer!
    @koreenheaver
    Nuts all the way. I would even accept that smart and snappy sugared-up nut-The Praline. Delish!

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  8. Kate - Site Author 20 February 2018 at 22 h 39 min

    Praline—SO good! Great choice, Koreen! Thank you for entering 😀

    Reply
  9. Tanya Konerman 21 February 2018 at 12 h 24 min

    Chocolate…always chocolate!

    Tanya Konerman

    @Konerman_tanya

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    1. Kate - Site Author 21 February 2018 at 13 h 20 min

      Hi Tanya! Welcome, and thanks for entering my giveaway! 😀

      Reply
  10. Ana M Rodriguez 22 February 2018 at 22 h 10 min

    Birthdays are always exciting and fun! Thank you for doing this, Kate. My favorite topping is chocolate covered almonds. Yumm!

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    1. Kate - Site Author 22 February 2018 at 22 h 19 min

      Hi Ana! Chocolate-covered almonds: YUM! Consider yourself entered :). So glad you dropped by!

      Reply
  11. Amanda Sincavage 24 February 2018 at 15 h 33 min

    Sprinkle donuts were a fave of mine too! As for frozen yogurt, a childhood favorite was gummy bears – I’m much more boring now! Thanks for sharing the PB love…
    Amanda Sincavage
    @mandajne

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 16 h 11 min

      Oh man, you know what I still adore to this day, Amanda? Chocolate-covered gummi bears! (Drool.) Good thing I live in Europe and have zero access to them LOL. Thanks for joining in the fun & good luck!

      Reply
  12. J. D. Silverwood 24 February 2018 at 16 h 09 min

    J. D. Silverwood
    @jdsilverwood

    What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing on your birthday. Are a stack of Girl Scout thin mint cookies a topping?

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 16 h 14 min

      Woah, that sounds like a winning topping to me! Kinda like cookies n cream meets mint chip ice cream ;-). Thanks for entering, J.D. & good luck!

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    2. Tasha Hilderman 24 February 2018 at 18 h 04 min

      Bahaha JD that would be the best!

      Reply
  13. Sally Spratt 24 February 2018 at 16 h 39 min

    Favorite topping is crushed Butterfingers. Yum.
    Sally Spratt
    @sallyspratt

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 16 h 46 min

      Yum is right, Sally! You’re entered! Thanks so much for dropping by. Good luck!

      Reply
  14. Joana Pastro 24 February 2018 at 16 h 45 min

    I’m in! Joana Pastro @jopastro.
    I’d like nuts and chocolate bits sprinkled on mine!
    Thanks for doing this and Happy birthday!🎂

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 16 h 47 min

      Hi Joana, my pleasure. I love giveaways! Wishing you best of luck!

      Reply
  15. Katie Frawley 24 February 2018 at 16 h 56 min

    Happy Birthday!
    Katie Frawley @katiefrawley1
    I’m a hot fudge and whipped cream girl!

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 18 h 52 min

      Hiya Katie! Thanks and good to see you here! Good luck in the drawing 😀

      Reply
  16. Amanda Stone 24 February 2018 at 17 h 11 min

    For me, it’s got to be Reese’s! You don’t always see it any more but butterscotch is tops too! Okay, I’m hungry now.

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 18 h 51 min

      Mmmm, Reese’s…Another rarity in Europe! Love ’em, too! Good luck to you, Amanda!

      Reply
  17. Tasha Hilderman 24 February 2018 at 18 h 07 min

    My favorite is fruit! No judgement! I just love that tang with vanilla, blackberries and raspberries are the best 👌🏻 But give me sprinkles on any cake or cookie and I am there. The little lines are the best because they’re just a little soft (vs non pariels)

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    1. Tasha Hilderman 24 February 2018 at 18 h 07 min

      Ooh and I am room_for_cream on Twitter! (Maybe need to upgrade to room_for_ice_cream)

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      1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 18 h 50 min

        Heehee! Good to see you here Tasha! Best of luck!

        Reply
  18. Colleen Paeff 24 February 2018 at 18 h 12 min

    I’m Colleen Paeff and I grew up on Balboa Bars, too! Rainbow Sprinkle topping – always. @ColleenPaeff

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 18 h 50 min

      Really Colleen?!! Where exactly are you from ? 😀 So glad you’ve entered!

      Reply
      1. Colleen Paeff 8 March 2018 at 1 h 31 min

        I grew up in Orange County and then the SF Bay Area, but I spent my summers in Balboa. My dad lived there for many years. Now I’m in LA. 🙂

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        1. Colleen Paeff 8 March 2018 at 1 h 35 min

          I guess I should have said the part of Orange County that isn’t Balboa. LOL. We lived all over.

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  19. Amanda Jackson 24 February 2018 at 18 h 16 min

    Happy birthday! This is a fun idea. 🙂
    My name is Amanda Jackson, my Twitter handle is @Amanda2Jackson, and I like *everything* on my ice cream, but right now marshmallow fluff sounds yummy.

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 18 h 53 min

      An *everything* sundae! Sounds amazing! Glad you dropped in & lots of luck in the drawing!

      Reply
  20. David McMullin 24 February 2018 at 19 h 48 min

    Hurray for your birthday!!! David McMullin here. @davidmcmullinpb
    My favorite is plain vanilla with crumbled chocolate chip cookies.

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    1. Kate - Site Author 24 February 2018 at 21 h 20 min

      Hi David! Glad you’ve entered. (Your Valentiny entry was so fun, btw!) Wishing you lots of luck!

      Reply
  21. Judy Sobanski 24 February 2018 at 23 h 09 min

    Judy Sobanski
    @jkspburg

    I love nuts, berries and chopped up Heath bar on my frozen yogurt!!

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    1. Kate - Site Author 25 February 2018 at 10 h 22 min

      Glad you’re entering, Judy! Those toppings sound like a heavenly combination! Wishing you good luck 😀

      Reply
  22. Julie Abery 25 February 2018 at 15 h 29 min

    Happy to help you celebrate Katelyn.
    Hot caramel sauce for me with crushed nuts…yummy
    Julie Abery
    @juliedawnabery

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    1. Kate - Site Author 25 February 2018 at 15 h 43 min

      Hi Julie, good to see you here! Mmmm, hot caramel & nuts. Thanks for entering! Good luck in the drawing 😀

      Reply
  23. Amber 25 February 2018 at 15 h 33 min

    Amber Hendricks
    @ashayhen
    Sprinkles for sure!

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 25 February 2018 at 15 h 44 min

      Welcome, Amber! Thanks for joining in the fun! Good luck =)

      Reply
  24. MELISSA COFFEY 26 February 2018 at 19 h 01 min

    Fun, fabulous idea!
    Melissa Coffey
    @coffeycreative
    pistachios on chocolate ice cream

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 26 February 2018 at 22 h 05 min

      Hi Melissa, great to have you. Pistachios + chocolate = great combo 🙂 Good luck!

      Reply
  25. Karen Greenwald 26 February 2018 at 21 h 51 min

    Karen Greenwald
    kgreen_write
    Toppings: What don’t I like?

    Thanks for doing this!

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 26 February 2018 at 22 h 06 min

      Hi Karen! All the toppings, then! Thanks for entering & good luck to you 🙂

      Reply
  26. Elaine Asaidali 28 February 2018 at 8 h 24 min

    Sweet of you, Katelyn!

    Elaine Asaidali
    @ElaineAsaidali
    Toppings: Fresh raspberries and blackberries or chocolate/peanut butter anything!

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 28 February 2018 at 8 h 29 min

      Wonderful, Elaine! Sounds delish. So glad you’ve entered 🙂

      Reply
  27. Susan 28 February 2018 at 16 h 19 min

    Susan Johnston Taylor
    @UrbanMuseWriter
    granola for bit of crunch

    Reply
    1. Kate - Site Author 28 February 2018 at 16 h 37 min

      Ah, another granola fan! Good stuff! Thank you for entering my drawing, Susan. Good luck 🙂

      Reply

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