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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

# 9 Vintage Inspired Cake Plates

Giveaway number nine is hosted by the lovely Suzie Says (aka my awesome mom!)!!
There will be 4 winners!
What will those 4 lucky winners win?
A vintage inspired cake plate made by my mom!!
(I know. She rocks!)

Here's how you win...
Main entry (mandatory): Check out all the Suzie Says posts, then come back to this post and leave a comment with your favorite one.
In addition to the main entry you can get loads of extra entries if you...
~Follow the Eli's Lids blog or let me know you already do (2 entries)
~Become a fan of Eli's Lids on Facebook here (2 entries)
~Tweet about the giveaway, can be done daily. Copy and paste this for the tweet: "Enter to win a vintage inspired cake plates from the @elislids Birthday Bash here http://bit.ly/19Z126" If you don't have twitter you can FB for this one. (1 entry per day)
~Add the "Eli's Lids Giveaway" button in our sidebar to your blog or let me know you already did (1 entry per blog)
~Follow Eli's Lids on Twitter, leave your Twitter ID in the comment or let me know you already do (1 entry)
For every extra entry, be sure to leave a separate comment on this post! i.e. If you add our giveaway button to your blog & follow us on twitter leave 2 separate comments.
***Giveaway open one week! Ends Tuesday September 29th 9:00pm PST***
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Now a little interview with Suzie Says the party planning queen...
Favorite party you have planned...
My friends and I have done dozens of parties - every theme you can imagine. I don't have a favorite (except for the bridal show my friends gave Kara Noel and I wasn't involved). For me the funnest time is when our little committee meets to plan. We have known each other for so many years. We always eat, laugh, and are brutally honest, as when we nixed Stephanie's idea (Blah Blah Blahger's mom) to hire a harpist for a shower. Sometimes we are a little cranky which makes it much more fun!
You are famous for your cheese ball! Will you share the recipe?
Cheeseball Recipe
~1/2 cup cheesed Whiz
~8 oz neufachtel cream cheese
~1-1 1/2 t. of liquid smoke
~3 cups (12 oz) Sharp Grated Cheddar Cheese
~Chopped nuts
Place cheese whiz, cream cheese & liquid smoke in a food processor with chopping blade. Process till smooth.
Add grated cheddar.
Process till smooth.
Place mixture in a bowl and chill 45 minutes.
Form into a ball and roll in chopped nuts. (I like pecans)
Chill.
Set out at room temp for 45 minutes before serving.
I am "almost famous" for this recipe. So it better not show up in a cookbook with someone elses name #@$%!!
2 tips to make a great centerpiece are...
#1 If it's for a dining table make sure your guests can see over it.
#2 For a serving table make it tall and large and have parts of it on different levels. You can use boxes of various sizes and drape your table cloth over them. Spread parts of the centerpiece (such as vines, flowers, tiny lights & ribbon) between the serving dishes.
What are you getting me for Christmas?
I don't know. I'm checking all the gumball/trinket machines at various grocery stores.
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Don't forget to enter all our current Birthday Bash giveaways...
...vintage inspired baby or toddler tee from Karen Eileen Designs here!! Ends 9/26
... custom hand hand stamped initial necklace from Kristen's Custom Creations here! Ends tonight!!
See the full list of giveaways coming the next 2 months here!

133 comments:

Fresh said...

Hey there! I'm follwing, and I'm a FB fan. My favorite Suzie Says post is the "Save All your pieces of ribbon" post. I love that, and should have been saving them all along!

That cake plate is wonderful. I love to entertain.

Love reading your blog!

Monica Moore said...

Your mom is awesome! My fav is the "life was easier when I was shallow", SO true!

I'm hoping to get one of these awesome cake plates, they are beautiful. I wanted to steal yours when you took it to Fudds for Jason's birthday, haha!

The Rogers Family said...

My favorite post is about having all the same socks. This is something I live by. we only have three kinds of socks -white, brown, and black socks. all the same. And I love your mom and she loves me too!!!

marybelle said...

Hi, my favorite is Always save ALL your tiny pieces of ribbon! Mostly because I do this too. I now have friends & family giving me their bite & bobs. I think they just don't know what to do with it.

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EmmettFerret said...

Favorite: Never clean you floors before a party. I COMPLETELY agree! esp. with kids!

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FrenchGardenHouse said...

nice try on the Christmas gift, Kara! Your Mom wasn't born yesterday! ha:)
xo Lidy

Mommy Daisy said...

I like the "Suzie says save your ribbon" post.

Mommy Daisy said...

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Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

I love Suzie's get all the same socks. I just recently started doing this and I love it! I must win of these cake plates!

Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

I also follow you on Twitter

Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

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Janette said...

I love the one about not washing towels with fabric softener. Sounds waaay too much like my own mother!

Aracely--Daytrippingmom said...

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panicxduh said...

The socks post is too funny!

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Cheryl F said...

My fav is Suzie Says...
Never clean you floors before a party. I'm always rushing trying to get it all done before a party.

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

http://elislids.blogspot.com/2008/11/random-suzie-says-advice.html is my favorite batch of advice, your mom has lots of awesome advice!

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blabla3269 said...

LOve the socks post!

Brimful Curiosities said...

My favorite: "A person should remember their childhood as being magical." (I also love the wedding post. Now that looked magical in a 70's sort of way.)

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Sunnyvale said...

The lead in plates if they get hot in the microwave was a useful tidbit.

mogrill said...

I am a Twitter follower! Thanks for the chance.
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singermagic1 said...

My favorite post is about having all the same socks. Love the plates, my daughter loves to bake and has been wanting a cake stand

julis55 said...

I like the "Suzie says save your ribbon" post

mmentor said...

love collectors stuff

wantsandwishes said...

I like the post about the cheese ball and the recipe. I love cheese balls.

wantsandwishes said...

I became a follower.

BusyMom said...

Honest, it's just a coincidence that it is the first one. I love and totally agree with her sock post. I purchase only one style of socks for my kids and then I never have to match socks. I simply stack them and place them in the drawer. I don't buy them in bulk all at once though. As they get holes, you can throw one away and there is still a mate for its still whole partner. I probably buy a new pack every 4 or 5 months and add it to the collection. Only exception is when there is a size change and well then, circumstances necessitate a full re-buy.

BusyMom said...

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idahomom said...

The sock post is hilarious.

Meg said...

The "Tribute to Suzie" is my favorite! I especially like #1 : )
You look like you have an awesome mom, and are a pretty rad daughter too.
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terri142 said...

Your mom is really awsome. I love the funny sock post about having all the same socks.

terri142 said...

I follow your blog.

terri142 said...

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BusyMom said...

Tweeted.

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louiseb130 said...

The cake plate is so cool!

bison61 said...

I like the random Suzie says advice and I love the cake plate!

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- Marybeth I. said...

"Get all the same socks." don't think my kids or DH would go along with that though.

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maggiedee said...

the cheese ball post! love cheese balls!

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heaventrees said...

I like your Tribute to Suzie post. It was very sweet for your mom.

BusyMom said...

Tweeted.

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paula h said...

I love the "A person should remember their childhood as being magical".

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chromiumman said...

i loved the sock post

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Nicole D. said...

My favorite post is about using small cereal boxes as postcards - what a clever idea!
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Anonymous said...

Cool idea-using small ceral boxes for post cards
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Meet the Browns said...

I love the idea of having all the same socks!

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Meet the Browns said...

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dddiva said...

"Get all the same socks." How true, I learned this one myself a while ago and it is a real blessing.

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skyxsky27 said...

Socks one!
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dmjitems said...

I like Suzie Says...
Never clean you floors before a party.
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Sweeter the berry said...

I like Never clean you floors before a party post.
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dctm said...

Love the picture wall collage post...this is a great idea

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missrantsypants said...

The Suzie's Wedding post is my favorite. My mother was married in '77, two years after yours, and the photos look very similar!


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Mishia said...

I loved the folding post. Getting all of the same socks is an excellent idea!

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Deborah said...

My favorite Suzie Says post is Suzie Says Random Advice, especially the section that advises to always wipe the milk carton before putting it in the fridge. I'm trying to teach hubby to do that but after 7 years, I think I've failed. Maybe if I make him in charge of cleaning the fridge every week? asthenight at gmail dot com

Jessilyn82 said...

My absolute favorite is Tribute to Suzie, such a sweet post!

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Smooshy said...

i like save your ribbon!

andee506 said...

I like the post about getting all the same socks!

kngmckellar said...

I like the post about folding laundry with all the clothes! LOL!

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singermagic1 said...

really cute, my daughter would love this for her cakes

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singermagic1 said...

I loved the folding post. Lucky for me my daughter likes wearing mis matched socks

Happi Shopr said...

How lovely! I like the "life was easier when I was shallow" post. Too, too true. trinitygsd at yahoo dot com

packerfantimmy said...

Suzie says save your ribbon is good but I loved Tribute to Suzie the best.
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Helen S said...

My favorite is "Never clean your floors before a party"
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Kimberly said...

Never clean floors before a party. So true! There's enough to stress about and they'll get filthy right away.

Kimberly said...

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Nikki57 said...

I think I like the Random Suzie Says Advice post the best, but really, they're all pretty fantastic

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Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I like the Suzie says post about buying all the same socks, it's such a great idea! I also never knew about the fabric softener! Also love the post on making your kids childhood magical, so sweet and I totally agree. I love doing things like that, randomly throwing up the tent in the living room for my son to camp in, reindeer tracks in the snow, every year he gets a special gift from santa, a different snow globe. It's fun!

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Sarah C said...

I love the wedding post! Those pictures look so much like the ones from my Mom and Dad's wedding. I guess just because of the styles, but it is still neat.

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purango said...

I loved the 2 tips to make a great centerpiece. garrettsambo@aol.com

masonsgranny59 said...

I HEART Suzie's get all the same socks.

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