Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Shabby Apple Giveaway WINNER!

Congratulations to Patricia, who wrote, "I like Shabby Apple on facebook and love the Bernini dress!"

It was interesting to me to see how many different dresses you all liked from Shabby Apple.  There was no runaway winner to that contest!

Remember, all Quaint and Quirky readers will get 10% off their orders by using this code: 


Dresses from Shabby Apple

Patricia, I'll be contacting you shortly!

Enjoy your Wednesday!

Giveaway Update

Sorry for the delay.  I thought I would be able to announce the winner by now, but we finally moved (Yay - pictures to come!) and I was separated from my desktop (being stored at my parents' house) and my laptop (missing cord and laptop doesn't function without the cord).  The cord has been found, so I will organize the entries and post a winner as soon as possible.  Thanks for understanding!


Monday, August 13, 2012

Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway!

I'm so excited about this giveaway!
Dresses from Shabby Apple
Shabby Apple is an absolutely adorable online clothing shop.  I'm pretty sure that they are the clothing embodiment of Quaint and Quirky!  Their fashions are vintage, modest, feminine, fun and liveable.  Shabby Apple not only offers regular women's clothing, but maternity, new mom, child, and preteen styles as well.    I was so happy when they contacted me to give away a gift certificate on my blog!

One winner will win a:

Yes, a $75 Gift Certificate to Shabby Apple!
Here is the fine print:

  • To enter, you MUST do two things.  Like Shabby Apple on facebookShabby Apple's Facebook PageNext, visit Shabby Apple's website and pick a favorite piece (or outfit).  In your first comment, tell us which item you like the best!
  • If you'd like additional entries, share a link to this giveaway on facebook and/or twitter and comment again telling me you did so (one comment for each one).  Make sure to leave a way to contact you!
I will keep the giveaway open until Friday, August 17, 2012.  I will then pick a random winner and announce by Monday.
This contest is open only to those with US Shipping addresses. 
Shabby Apple has also generously offered all blog readers 10% off for one month using the code quaintandquirky10off !

What would I pick?  Maybe this:
or this:

or this:
Have fun dreaming about what YOU would buy!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Safe (Eggless) Cookie Dough

My picture of the egg aisle in a Paris grocery.
My pregnancy diet and my non-pregnancy diet are not much different.  I don't regularly eat many of the things "they" tell pregnant women not to eat - with one exception - raw eggs in cookie dough.  I love cookie dough so much more than the actual cookies themselves, but the raw eggs scare me enough to make me not eat cookie dough while pregnant.  I know that people have differing view points on raw eggs.  When we were honeymooning in Paris, they kept the eggs in the regular food aisles - not refrigerated at all!  It's my understanding that it's because their eggs go onto the shelves fresher than in America.  Anyway, it's not a risk I'm taking just to eat some cookie dough, so I made the cookie dough egg free!  These are also good if you want some cookie taste without turning on the oven on a hot day!

Eggless Cookie Dough Recipe 
(Note:  these are not for baking - just for eating refrigerated)
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • Heaping 1/3 cup sugar (I just don't level the measuring cup)
  • Heaping 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/8 cup flour (I just fill 1/2 of a 1/4c. with flour)
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (slightly less if you use salted butter)
  • 1 c. chocolate chips
  • 2 TBSP milk

 Cream butter, sugar, and vanilla.  I cream them for a long time.

 Add the flour, salt, and baking powder.  The baking powder isn't really necessary because the cookie dough doesn't need any help rising, but for taste purposes, I add it in.  Blend it all together. 

Add the 2 tablespoons milk.  You might need to add slightly less or more, depending on your location.  Two usually works for me!
 When the dough is a good consistency, add the chocolate chips.
 Mix it all together!
 Place spoonfuls on a cookie sheet and refrigerate or freeze. 
Now, I might have to go make some more! 


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