Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Birthdays and Sweets Giveaway

It is my 29th birthday today.

29.

Oh.

My.

Gosh.

Two of my best friends from California came over here to celebrate my oldness with me, but it still doesn't take away the oldness. Only one thing will....

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Sweets. Yes, cakes, cookies, brownies, ice cream, chocolate - good old-fashioned sugar. I need D'Lischka.

D'Lischka is a lovely pastry shop owned by Jennifer, whose Grandmother in Germany would make delicious little sweets for her family once a year as part of her holiday tradition. Understandably, Jennifer wanted it more than just once a year, so she decided to make them for herself. And even better - she made them public! She took her Grandma's original recipe, and added her own little twist to it - and I can definitely tell you that they are like pure bites of heaven.

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Brian and I have tried all six varieties, and we love them. They are so delicate and delicious - and not only are the little pastries lovely, but the vintage-inspired jars they come in are absolutely adorable. I really love D'Lischka's branding. Jennifer has done such a great job mixing old world charm, with a contemporary twist. Don't you think they'd be adorable as wedding favors?

If you guys haven't tried D'Lischka goodness yet, I highly HIGHLY recommend it. You can find their website here. I think they'd be the perfect little holiday gift for anyone you know with a sweet tooth. And they have a 6 month subscription too! Yay! Totally a fab gift to send someone - I know I would love to keep getting little treatlets sent to me for half a year!
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And guess what?!!! To celebrate my old age, Jennifer is so generously giving away one Petit Subscription to a lucky reader!!!! Now that's something to celebrate! To enter, please leave a comment here telling me which D'Lischka flavors you think sound the yummiest. I will announce the winner on Sunday.

Also, to celebrate my age, hehehe - I am having a 20% off Sale at my store. When you order, just mention in the Notes To Seller that you read my blog, and you'll get 20% off! The sale lasts until Sunday night.

(PS. The winner of the An Angel At My Table Giveaway is maggisaar)
(Please also check out my two new articles at Meylah here and here. I would love some comment love over there!)

91 comments:

MYSAVIOR said...

Oh My! How can I pick a favorite - they all sound so yummy - I love jam or fruit flavors in between cookies and topped with chocolate. Can it get any better than that?

Happy Birthday Dionne! Guess what? 29 is soooo not old. Enjoy!!!

♥♥♥
Sue

Renee said...

Happy Birthday!
I think Razzle Heart sounds the best!
(Bloomfield Beads)

{eleise} said...

OOO Happy Birthday! The jelly filled looked the best!

**December is my birthday month too! =)**

Michele said...

Happy Birthday girl! Those cookies look great! I hope you post about the high tea! I've started researching places in my area so I can try it too!

Lola said...

Happy birthday!!! Enjoy your day. :)

My mouth is watering just from reading the ingredients on the Razzle Heart. I would love to try them!

Nicole-Lynn said...

I hope you have a great birthday celebrating with friends! So fun!

My favorite flavor is the Dark Star! It sounds so yummy!

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Anna Ander said...

Poor thing you. The only thing that cheers me up when I'm feeling like that is the fact there are actually people in this world who are even OLDER than I am. So here goes, my birthday gift to you (brace yourself):

I AM THIRTYFIVE.

There. Feel any better?

Love,
A.

onelatenight said...

Have a Happy HAPPY Birthday Dionne :)

Also as for flavors Razzle Heart, or Hazel Ace. Yum yum yum.

Have fun with your friends and start 29 off right!!

XO. Kyla

Kaye Prince said...

Happy Birthday Dionne! I am so thankful that we are friends; your encouragement and kindness mean the world to me!

I think the minty blooms sound the best - this is definitely a giveaway I'd love to win!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

ohhhh happy, happy birthday, darling! such a yummy giveaway! I love them all, but I think my fave is the Hazel Ace! have a great time today! xo

Amber said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy 29 but know that I have found 30 to be the best year yet!!! I'm dreading 31 which comes for me in April. Not sure I'm ready to be 'in my 30's'... YIKES! Have a great day!

Jaime said...

Happy birthday Dionne- cheers to a great 29th year :)

It's so hard to choose because all the flavors are so unique, but the Hazel Ace sounds yum!

maggisaar said...

EEEK! I won a giveaway! Oh, Thank you SO much, Dionne! That's amazing. I'm all aflutter now. The Shabby Chic Mannequin is just too cute for words.

Happy birthday, my beautiful, amazing friend! And thank you 1000 times over!

nifer said...

Happy birthday, Dionne! Darling, I am right behind you: I will be 29 in six months. Wonderful how we can do this together, isn't it? I hope all of you wishes come true today.

What a yummy giveaway! I think the Minty Blooms sound the best. I love mint!

~ Jen

Melanie's Randomness said...

Happy Birthday!!!!

I love this giveaway. It's edible. hehe. The Dark Start sounds so yummy with the Black Currant jam. Hmmm...yummy. =)

Lauren said...

Those cookies look delicious! Happy Birthday!

Cathy Nichols Art said...

Dark Star! That sounds absolutely scrumptious. And I love the title of the cookie, too. :) PS - Dionne, I love those flowers you had designed based on "Beach Day." SO COOL!

Christina Moreno said...

happy birthday dionne!
the hazel ace looks so YUMMY!!!

I hope your day was wonderful

love
christina
(floresdelsol)

Meghan said...

Happy Birthday!!! You are incredible and I look forward to your posts each day!

I love the Dark Star:)

I hope your day is fantastic!

abigail said...

Happy birthday!

Nicole Marie said...

happy happy happy happy birthday dionne!!!! hope your day is wonderful!!

Megara said...

happy birthday dionne!! don't worry about 29, that's a whole year before you're 30 :) and even that's not so bad! those treats look delicious, and i would die to have the minty blooms delivered to my house for 6 months... mint and hazelnut?! yum! i hope i win :)
have a great day! I hope you don't get too sick from all the sweets!

Dumbwit Tellher said...

What a great day to have a birthday!! Happy #29 to you dear Dionne. I only wish the sun was out for you but sounds like you'll have a fab day with your friends & good treats. December is a good month for birthdays. Make it a great one!!
xx

Bethany Dirksen said...

Oh my...they look amazing. Razzle heart for me!!!!

www.dirksendabbles.blogspot.com

OceanDreams said...

Happy happy birthday and I like the razzle heart too. :)

oh, hello friend. said...

happy birthday dear friend!!!! :)
hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!
xo. danni

Melissa Y. Allam said...

Happy Birthday Dionne! And your not so old yet, and remember with age comes wisdom.

Phoenix said...

Happy birthday, Dionne! And I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving :)

Amanda said...

Oh that hazelnut creme looked scrumptious!

Happy Birthday, Miss Dionne!

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Happy birthday!

the hazel one sounds yummy!

Lovely Scribbles said...

Happy Birthday, Dionne! It sounds like you have an exciting day planned. :) I turn 29 in March, so I'm right there with you. :) Psssst...I left you a little something on my blog today. Have a wonderful birthday!

Truly Smitten said...

Hope you have a very awesome birthday!!

Annie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!
I hope you are having a great day sweet girly!!

Carlita said...

yay for birthdays!! hope your day is magical and everything a birthday should be.

{and razzle looks really yum!}

Ali said...

Happy Birthday, you fabulous woman you!

Tali Schiffer said...

Oh happy birthday miss Dionne! Hope you have a wonderful B-day and a great year to follow!! oh and please, 29 is not even remotely close to being "oldness"!! (shall I remind you of my age...?)

Vanessa said...

Grattis på födelsedagen!
In Swedish that means: "Happy effing birthday, now go get crazy and eat our own body weight in cake and other sweet treats!" Or something along those lines :-)

Carissa said...

first off, happy birthday!! I hope you are having a fabulous day and don't beat yourself up about turning 29-- age is just a number, baby! :) and you're looking good!

as for the sweets, they look divine. that holiday crate is so cute! and hazelnut creme? count me in! I would love a jar of Hazel Ace... and they are so perfect for me given my pup's name is Hazel! yay!

Loddelina said...

Happy birthday, Dionne! 29 is the new 20...

Ooohh, I wish I had these yummy cakes on my birthday last friday (no, I'm not telling which one). I would love to taste the Almond petal, I adore marzipan!

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you've had an incredible day of celebration!

As far as the cookies, I'm drooling over Minty Bloom and Almond Petal right now...sigh.

Happy first of December!

Kimberly Ashby said...

HaPPy BirthDaY!
My Birthday was
last week & I sure
wish I had these
YuMMieS;)

K. who lives by the SeA.

ChallenCharms said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great 29th. That's only a couple years off for me.

I love the razzle heart variety - they sound delicious.

http://challencharms.blogspot.com

Pamela said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! We're almost exactly 1 year apart! :)

What a fabulous giveaway! The apricot jam sounds divine...I love her packaging!!

xoxo

Tender Branson said...

Happy 29th. I can see why you enjoy those sweets, they look great. Just a few weeks and I'll be hitting 30...I don't feel like it.

Amber said...

All the cookies are so cute and the flavors are great - my favorite is Razzle Heart!

Happy Birthday and thanks for your generosity on your special day.

Thank you for the giveaway :)
hurdler4eva(at)gmail(dot)com

lyndsey | paper girl said...

happy happy birthday friend! glad you're celebrating in such a delicious way :)

ikkinlala said...

Happy birthday!

I'm not sure if your giveaway is open to Canadians, but the Harvest Moon and Dark Star pastries look amazing.

Maki said...

Happy Birthday, my love!!!!

I'm sure you're having a fabulous birthday with Brian. "29" is such a wonderful age and you should enjoy it!!!!

Love you!!!

xoxo

Kristin said...

HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY birthday!! Hooray for Dionne -- and no worries, 29 is definitely NOT old. ;)

I hope you have a wonderful day, my dear, and that all your wishes come true.

xo, K

Holly said...

Happy Birthday! :) Hazel Ace sounds amazing....I am a hazelnut junkie. :D

hollydenny85@hotmail.com
peacefrogdesigns.etsy.com

Maggie Sue Designs said...

Hope you are having a great birthday!
(BTW, 29 is NOT old!) :)

My choice of flavors is Hazel Ace:
Pecan Pastry
Hazelnut Crème
Dark & White Chocolate

~~Meredith maggiesuedesigns@yahoo.com
http://www.maggiesuedesigns.com

debbiekl said...

Happy birthday! The Dark Star sounds really good!

Lily said...

the minty bloom sounds delicious
Lmhoot@flash.net

Jody Pham said...

razzle heart's look delectable!

Kasie said...

I think the Hazel Ace and the Minty Blooms sound the best!

Anonymous said...

They all look very tasty but I'm wanting to try the Harvest Moon one.

mx3girl@gra.midco.net

Elizabeth said...

Happy 29th! May the next year be full of delights for you!

4smartmonkeys said...

Happy 29th Birthday!!
How can you choose just one flavor?? Hazelnut, marzipan, orange jam...they all sound lovely!
What a wonderful giveaway!

Rebecca

picklemadmanstinky@yahoo.com

Allison said...

Mmm, the hazelnut ace sounds so yummy!

allibob1(at)gmail.com

Alissa said...

Happy Birthday!

All those flavors sound delicious, and they look so adorable. Still, I would have to say I think the Minty Bloom sounds very tempting.

alissagrosso at gmail dot com

Kimberly said...

The Harvest Moon sounds the best, but honestly I think I could put a hurtin' on a box full of any of the flavors...thanks for the chance to win!

Jingle said...

The Dark Star sounds amazing! Actually, they all sort of sound amazing!
jinglesells at gmail dot com

LBB said...

Happy Birthday, Dionne!!! Hope it was wonderful!
Oh my, those all look TOO good to eat...pecan pastry sounds tasty!

carmen said...

I would pick the Minty Bloom flavor!

carmensechristjunk at gmail dot com

Masselyn said...

Happy Birthday. Sorry I'm writing late, but hope you continue to have a WONDERFUL week - and it just sets up the perfect stage for another great year. :)

Janine said...

Black currant jam sounds the best!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! A lot happens in a year, doesn't it?
I swooned when I saw D'liscka's website. All the flavors look so delectable; it was so hard to choose. Hazel Ace though caught my eye first.
the_outsider01AThotmailDOTcom

April and Ashley said...

The Harvest Moon sounds incredible! Thanks for the giveaway!

JuliaA said...

the hazel ace with hazelnut creme sounds delicious!

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Oh my gosh- those treats look AMAZING! I think the Razzle heart ones are my favorite- I just adore rasberry jam.

Bunny B said...

Just popping by to wish you Happy belated Birthday!!! :) Hope you had a fab one :)

jen said...

Happy birthday! I think the Dark Stars look amazing.

Jill Turner said...

Happppy Birthdayyy! A friend of mine just turned 29 yesterday too! She is so great and went around saying "now I can join the 29 forever club..." Ha.

I think these goodies are just too cute! The Almond Petal and Razzle Heart varieties sound divine. Mmm...my mouth is already watering.

Wehaf said...

Happy birthday!

I think the Almond Petal sounds amazingly marvelous.

urchiken at gmail dot com

jakiesmom said...

they all sound good...but i think minty bloom!
Happy Birthday~

Abigail said...

They all sound so unique and exciting, but the Minty Bloom defo sounds delish!
abigail.lee {at} gmail.com

Michelle said...

They ALL sound delicious!! The harvest moon and razzle heart sound yummy!!! Would LOVE to try them!

Happy Birthday!

mandm_2002 at hotmail dot com

Dana said...

Happy Birthday as well!
The razzle heart would be my pick :)

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

Happy Birthday!!

I am feeling drawn to the minty bloom
pinkdandyshop at yahoo dot com

Amanda Marie & Jody Brett said...

Happy Birthday! I can think of no better way than to celebrate it with delightful sweets, and the cookies over at D'Lischka are making my mouth water. :) The Minty Bloom variety sounds like a good holiday treat. By the way, I live in the Houston area, too! Did you see the SNOW this morning? I felt like a kid again dancing alongside the snowflakes.

amandarespondek [at] gmail.com

Caroline said...

The Minty Bloom sounds yummy!!

design4less@yahoo.com

Julie said...

Happy Birthday!! Oh my, such wonderful pastries! The Dark Stars sound and look amazing! What a yummy giveaway!!
gardenjewels@rochester.rr.com

Stephanie said...

I think the Minty Bloom sound wonderful, they all sound great though.

Kristin said...

I hope you had a beautiful bday Dionne!

photojoy said...

Happy belated Birthday, Dionne!
I'm sure you had a wonderful day.
I would like to send my love and best wishes to you for another happy year! and I want you to know that one of my best happenings for the year of 2009 is that our paths on the Internet have crossed each other. You are such a lovely person.

trixx said...

The Minty Bloom sounds soooo good! And I agree, her branding is spectacular!

Jen said...

Almond petal looks yummy!

Tylerpants said...

Harvest Moon sounds oh-so-yummy!
tylerpants(at)gmail.com

Kelle's Kitchen said...

Minty bloom!!!! YUM.

krherning at yahoo dot com

Caren said...

Razzle Heart sounds wonderful.

Dionne said...

Thanks for your comments, this giveaway is now closed.