iPad Air Giveaway

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In addition to our Totally Awesome Christmas Giveaway, we’ve partnered with some blogger friends to bring you the chance to win one of the biggest prizes of the year. This time, we’re giving away an iPad Air!


The new iPad Air is unbelievably thin and light. And yet it’s so much more powerful and capable. With the A7 chip, advanced wireless, and great apps for productivity and creativity — all beautifully integrated with iOS 7 — iPad Air lets you do more than you ever imagined. In more places than you ever imagined.


Prize: iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi ($499 ARV)

Sponsors: 2 Sisters 2 CitiesBay Area MommyClare’s Weight Loss Journey with Plexus SlimCouponing For 4Dallas Single MomDream a Little BiggerFood Folks and FunFun Fierce Fab Beauty Over 50!Happy Deal – Happy Day!Joyful ScribblingsMamamusingOh My Gosh Beck!Patchwork PosseThis Mama LovesYou Justincredible

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily – all entries are optional. Giveaway ends 12/31 and is open worldwide.

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Good Luck!

Totally Awesome Christmas Giveaway


It’s December and we’re celebrating with the Totally Awesome Christmas Giveaway! We’ve partnered with a group of fabulous bloggers to give you the chance to win a $250 prize. The winner will be able to pick how they receive their prize – either by Amazon gift card or cash via Paypal. And your prize will be delivered in time for you to do your holiday shopping!

Prize: $250 Amazon Gift card or cash (via Paypal)

Sponsors: Naturally FrugaliciousRandom ThoughtsLush to BlushThis Mama LovesMomma T and FamilyBlog by Donna and Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Besides the mandatory blog comment entry, all other entries are optional. Giveaway ends 12/17 and is open worldwide.

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Good Luck and happy December!

Spring KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway Event

Spring KitchenAid Mixer

We are oh so close to spring (finally!) and to celebrate we are teaming up with some fellow bloggers to throw a Spring KitchenAid Mixer giveaway event! We’ve joined Musings From a Stay At Home Mom, Juggling Act Mama, Angela’s Analysis, The Mama Experience, The Mama Report, Capri’s Coupons, This Mama Loves Her Bargains, Kelly’s Lucky You, and other fabulous bloggers to offer you this prize.

One very lucky person will walk away with a fabulous KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan Stand Mixer in their choice of color (valued at $349.99)!  We love our KitchenAid Mixer at 2S2C and use both of ours all the time, whether we are making cookies, bread,  cupcakes, pretzels, or lately even ice cream (we have some great ice cream recipes coming soon!)

In addition, we’ve raised enough money to offer you two additional prizes – 2nd place will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card and 3rd place will win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.  Good luck!

This giveaway is open the US and Canada* and ends on April 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM EST.  Please see additional disclosures in the Rafflecopter widget.  {*Canadian winners will receive an Amazon.ca giftcard for $350 toward the purchase of the mixer}

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Oh baby…

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So, I have a little announcement to make on 2 Sisters 2 Cities today…I’m having another baby!  And to celebrate, we are hosting a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway over the course of the next week!  Just enter through the Wafflecopter widget below and leave a comment with your guess as to whether I’m having a boy or girl.  There is also a chance to earn bonus entries by following 2S2C on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, RSS, and/or e-mail.  A winner will be picked at random so you don’t have to guess correctly, but it will be fun to see which way the votes sway!  We’ll be finding out the baby’s gender next Thursday and I’ll  be doing a special baking-related gender reveal at that point.

Some data points to assist with your baby gender guess:

  • My two-year old son, Baby T, is a boy.
  • I’m one of four girls.  My husband is an only child.
  • The Chinese gender calendar predicts girl.
  • My main pregnancy craving has been ice cream (thank goodness for the new ice cream maker K got my for Christmas!)  My last pregnancy, I craved salty snacks.
  • My intuition says it’s going to be a boy.

My due date is in late June which puts me in pretty much the same pregnancy timeline as Kate Middleton, Jessica Simpson, and now Kim Kardashian.  I think it would be really fun for my baby to share the same birthdate as the royal baby (and not so much with the latter two!)

I can’t wait to see what everyone guesses!

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The Rules:   No entries will be accepted after January 24th, 2013 at 12:00 am, EST.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on January 24th, 2013.  (The winner does not have to guess the gender correctly to win.)  The chosen winner will then have 30 days to respond by e-mail to claim their prize.  Please note that this giveaway is fully sponsored by 2 Sisters 2 Cites.  Void where prohibited.

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DIY Hair Ties and a Giveaway

DIY Hair Ties from 2 Sisters 2 Cities

I’ve recently started using hair ties made out of fold over elastic and I wanted to start expanding my color and style selection.  These hair bands are available for sale at a ton of Etsy shops and even some of the larger retailers, such as Anthropologie and Birchbox.  I realized that this would be a relatively simple DIY project to make myself since the fold over elastic used to make the hair ties is also available for sale on-line and costs as little as 50 cents a yard.  I ended up putting in an order at Sunshine Shoppe Supply for a variety of colors and styles of fold over elastic.  I brought the elastics to my parent’s house while we were visiting for Christmas so my sisters and I could all make some DIY hair ties.

old over elastic for DIY hair ties

We grabbed as many pairs of scissors that we could find and started to make a plethora of hair ties.  I found it helpful to have a template elastic for each of the different types of elastics we had- 5/8th” regular fold over elastic, 3/8″ glitter elastic, 5/8th” glitter elastic, and 5/8″ velvet elastic.  The glitter and velvet elastics needed to be slightly longer to comfortably fit around my wrist since they have a little less stretch to them.  Once we got the sizing correct, we were off to the races!

diy hair bands on wrist

To make the DIY hair ties, we just used the template elastic we had measured out to cut a piece of elastic.  Then, we simply knotted the two ends together and pulled the knot tight.  We then finished off the ends by cutting it at a diagonal or with two points (see the photo below for details.)

DIY Hair Ties: straight angle cut vs two points

These hair bands would make such cute gifts wrapped up in little plastic bags or around a piece of thick card stock.

How to wrap up DIY hair ties for gifts

The four of us had a great time making these hair ties and we now each have a huge supply of them to last us each a long time.  We’ve teamed up with Sunshine Shoppe Supply so our 2S2C readers can make their own DIY hair ties as well!  Enter below to win a $20 gift card to Sunshine Shoppe Supply (that will buy you enough elastic to make hair ties for yourself, all your friends, and then some!)  However, even if you don’t win this giveaway, everyone is a winner with this special 2 Sisters 2 Cities promotion code: just use code sisterblog10 by 1/31/13 to get 10% off your order at Sunshine Shoppe Supply!

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The Rules:   No entries will be accepted after January 15th, 2013 at 12:00 am, EST.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced on January 16th, 2013.  The chosen winners will then have 30 days to respond by e-mail to claim their prize.  Please note that Sunshine Shoppe Supply is sponsoring this giveaway.  Void where prohibited.

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Taza Chocolate Holiday Events and Giveaway

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Still looking for the perfect gift for the sweet-tooth in your life?  One of my favorite stocking stuffers ever is Taza Chocolate!  Back when we used to get Boston Organics delivered in the city, you could do a Taza chocolate add-on service- so great!  They are definitely one of my husband’s favorite things so I am planning on stocking up on a bunch to give to him (hope you are not reading this dear- haha!)

I received an e-mail from one of the Taza Chocolate employees letting me know about three upcoming holiday events they are hosting at their factory store in Somerville, MA.  If you live in the Boston area, you have to check out this factory.  I went a couple years ago to pick up T’s birth announcements from Albertine Press, which is in the same building as Taza.  Let me tell you, the entire building smells heavenly!  If you don’t live in Boston, I have something for you as well.  I am hosting a Taza Chocolate Mexicana Sampler giveaway- go to the bottom of this post to enter!

Sat. Dec. 8th, 1-4pmLiddabit Sweets Candy Sampling & Cookbook Signing

Come meet Liz Gutman and Jen King, the brilliant candy-crafters of Liddabit Sweets! Pick up an autographed copy of their brand new book, The Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook, and sample & buy their Taza Chocolate sea salt caramels and other delectable creations. Facebook invitation here.

Wed. Dec. 12th, 5-7pmBully Boy Distillers & Cocktail Sampling
Come sample libations from Boston’s first craft distillery! Try these locally distilled spirits both straight up, and mixed into cocktails. We’ll have plenty of chocolate samples on hand to explore pairing choices.  
Facebook invitation here.

Sat. & Sun., Dec. 15th & 16th, 11am-5pmHoliday Fiesta

Join Taza Chocolate at our annual Holiday Fiesta at the Factory Store on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16 from 11am – 5pm.  Facebook invitation here.

Saturday December 15:
-FREE cocktail samples featuring Diabolique Infused Bourbon and Taza Mexicano Extract
-FREE samples of Counter Culture Coffee
-FREE cheesecake samples from 7ate9 Bakery, plus mini cheesecakes for sale

Sunday December 16:
-FREE samples of Oak Aged Mocha Stout from Peak Organic Brewing
-FREE samples of MEM Teas
-FREE sample of Night Shift Taza Stout Gingerbread from Sofra Bakery
Both days:
-The Taco Truck, selling authentic Mexican-style tacos plus a special Taza treat
-FREE Orange Cinnamon hot chocolate served up from the Taza Choco-cycle
-SPECIAL Taza treats for sale, including our new limited edition Spiked Eggnog Chocolate Mexicano
-FREE Chocolate Mexicano disc with any purchase of $50 or more

If you have never tried Taza Chocolate before, here’s your big chance.  Taza has generously given 2S2C a Chocolate Mexicano Sampler to giveaway!  The sampler contains a disc of each one of these flavors: Cacao Puro, Chipotle Chili, Cinnamon, Ginger, Guajillo Chili, Orange, Salt & Pepper, and Vanilla Bean.  Good luck!
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The Rules:  Contestants must have a USA shipping address to be eligible for entry.  No entries will be accepted after December 13th, 2012 at 12:00 am, EST.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced during the December 14th, 2012.  The chosen winners will then have 30 days to respond by e-mail to claim their prize.  Please note that Taza Chocolate is sponsoring this giveaway.  Void where prohibited.

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$75 Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway

Have you started your holiday shopping yet?  I haven’t, but I’m hoping to get that kick-started in the next couple of weeks.  To help our 2S2C readers get a head start on shopping, we are teaming up with Shabby Apple to do a very special giveaway!  We will be giving away a $75 Shabby Apple gift card to one lucky reader!  Even if you don’t win our Shabby Apple giveaway, you still can get 10% off your order using special promotion code 2sisters2cities10off.

Shabby Apple features unique, vintage-inspired clothing and accessories.  Are you looking for a special dress for an upcoming holiday party?  Shabby Apple specializes in retro, modest dresses.  How fun would it be to wear this star-studded dress to a festive holiday occasion?

Shabby Apple Star Studded Dress

I also love this retro-looking cider dress.  It would be the perfect dress to wear to Thanksgiving dinner:

shabby apple cider dress

Need a fun hostess gift to bring to a friend?  I think this blackberry pie apron would be a great gift!
shabby apple blackberry pie apron

There are four ways to win a Shabby Apple $75 gift card in this giveaway.  First, visit their website, shabbyapple.com, pick a favorite item, and tell us about it in the comments (this step is mandatory.)  For three additional entries, you  can:

Please leave a separate comment for each item, for a total of four possible entries.  Good luck!

We have a winner thanks to random.org from the 323 comments before the giveaway time period ended…comment #26!  Congratulations Sara- Shabby Apple will be in touch with you shortly regarding your $75 Shabby Apple gift card!

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The Rules:  Contestants must have a USA shipping address to be eligible for entry.  No entries will be accepted after Friday, November 16th, 2012 at 5:00 pm, EST.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  Four entries max per person.  One winner will be chosen at random and will be announced during the week of November 19th, 2012.  The chosen winners will then have 30 days to respond by e-mail to claim their prize.  Void where prohibited.

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Swag Bag Giveaway

Swag Bag Giveaway

As I mentioned in my last post, I am doing a giveaway of some of the contents in my swag bag that I got at the Blog Better Boston Food Summit.  I felt guilty keeping it all to myself so I wanted to share the love with our 2S2C readers!  This swag bag giveaway includes the following items:

  • Chef’n Veggichop hand-powered vegetable chopper
  • Collection of 6 Mara-Mi Oscar Wilde Bottle tags
  • 4oz. jar of Stonewall Kitchen Holiday Jam
  • 4oz. jar of Stonewall Kitchen Maine Maple Champagne Mustard (this item was not actually part of the swag bag, but I purchased it at the Stonewall Kitchen store…I love to use it in recipes as an alternative to dijon mustard.)
  • 8oz. bottle Wyman’s Wild Blueberry 100% Juice, complete with laminated recipe card with recipes for 14 blueberry drinks (laminated card not shown in above picture)

These items have a combined retail value of approximately $50.  Good luck!

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The Rules: U.S. residents only.  No entries will be accepted after October 31, 2012.  Entries that do not follow the entry requirements will not be considered.  One winner will be chosen at random and announced on November 1, 2012.  The chosen winners will then have 30 days to respond by e-mail to claim their prize.  While these products were given to 2sisters2cities.com for free, this giveaway is not associated with Chef’n, Mara-Mi, Stonewall Kitchen, or Wyman’s. Void where prohibited.  See additional rules and terms in the Rafflecopter widget.

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Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway

With the holidays approaching, I know my Kitchen Aid Mixer is about to get a huge workout.  K and I wanted to show how much we appreciate all our readers so we have decided to participate in the Ultimate Kitchen Aid Mixer Giveaway!  What color will you pick?  The empire red seen in the photo below?  Silver metallic (my personal favorite)?  Or perhaps a throwback shade like pistachio?  Whatever color you decide on, the Kitchen Aid Mixer would be all yours right before Thanksgiving!  There is a chance to enter daily between now and November 14th.

Welcome to the Ultimate Kitchen Aid Mixer giveaway event! Why ultimate? Keep reading!

I have teamed up with Musings From a Stay At Home Mom, Fabulous Finds by Tiffany, Only A Breath, Worthy of the Prize, The Mama Report, and Triple Braided along with more fabulous bloggers to sponsor this great prize!

The Prize:
One lucky winner will receive their choice of color/style Kitchen Aid Artisan 5 Quart Stand Mixer with a value of up to $350 from Amazon!

Enter below with the Rafflecopter form. You can come back everyday for the daily tweet option – that gives you a lot of extra entries!

This giveaway ends on November 14, 2012 at 11:59 EST
The winner will be picked randomly and will have 48 hours to respond by email before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is chosen.
Open to the US and Canada*
*If the winner is Canadian, they will be given a $350 Amazon.ca gift card to be used toward the purchase of the mixer.

Good luck!

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$100 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

It’s giveaway time!  We set a record on Wednesday for the most number of daily hits ever.  To celebrate, we are hosting our biggest giveaway to date.  This month we are giving away a $100 Amazon gift card.  Who couldn’t use an Amazon gift card?  Whether you would use it towards books, diapers, or something special for yourself, enter our Amazon gift card giveaway today before time runs out!

This giveaway is being sponsored by the following blogs:

Musings From a Stay At Home Mom
The Frugal Navy Wife
The Mama Report
Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom
NYC Single Mom
2 Sisters 2 Cities
Read. Write. Mom!
Freckleberry Finds
Clever Housewife

The Rules: This giveaway is open Worldwide, 18+
Ends September 28, 2012 at 11:59 EST

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