Favorite Things Giveaway

Merry Christmas!

I’m a little behind on this giveaway (I blame having a newborn plus 3 other kids plus the holiday season in general!), but I just couldn’t let the month pass without posting it.

You all are the very best readers around and I wouldn’t be here without all that you do. I adore your comments and thoughts and all of your sharing, pinning, tweeting, and liking on social media is so very helpful. THANK YOU!

This giveaway is my little way of giving something back to you. It’s not sponsored or anything like that… just some fun stuff that I’ve been loving and using this past year that I know you’ll like too.


Here’s what is included:

  • My favorite cookbook ever – America’s Test Kitchen Family Baking Book
  • Artisan Metal Works Silicone Non-Stick Baking Mats (2 of them!) – I got my first baking mat last Christmas and I am in LOVE with them. It’s like washable parchment paper! I use them daily.
  • A whole bunch of lunch box love! I bought a big set of Easy Lunch Box stuff for my daughter who started Kindergarten this year and I love them. We use them often! They are prefect for picnics, lunches, or just packing snacks in the fridge so that the little boys can help themselves to healthy snacks without needing me so much. You’ll get a lunch box cooler, 4 lunch containers, and a set of little containers that fit right inside the big one (for sauces and yogurt).
  • A stainless steel cookie scoop (everyone one needs this!)
  • Rold Gold Gingerbread Pretzels because they are awesome
  • A wood ornament from my Etsy shop
  • Anything else I decide to add!

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My friends over at America’s Test Kitchen provided the cookbook for you and Kelly from easylunchbox.com also provided the lunch box goods. I asked them both if they wanted to help out and both were quick to agree. The rest of the treasures I purchased myself.

And let’s be honest, this is supposed to be a Christmas gift of sorts to you but the chances are not good that you’ll get the box before Christmas. I have the giveaway ending on Friday in hopes that I can hear back from the winner and mail the goodies on Saturday. In a perfect world you’ll get the box before Christmas, but I say there’s only a 50/50 chance. So this will be some post-holiday fun mail!

Again, thank you so much for being here. I just adore you all.

Good luck and Merry Christmas.

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i have a link to your blog on my blog. i found out about this giveaway on facebook.


I’m so glad you reminded me to enter!


Merry Christmas Melissa! Came over from Facebook. I’m terrible at checking blogs and find Pinterest and Facebook so much faster. Looks like a fun set of favorite things!


Pop over from time to time from Facebook 😉


A friend sent me here a few months ago… LOVE your blog! Thank you!

Therese Schubert-Makowiecki

Facebook!! Love your ideas

Susan Pearson

Love reading your blog, Merry Christmas !!!


I follow via fb

M.J. Jacobsen

Great giveaway!


Love your blog. Chelise introduced me to it and I have followed it for a while now. Thanks for the yummy recipes and fun ideas.


I actually searched for “King Arthur Flour giveaway” just for fun. I love them too! I only have their Whole Grain Baking cookbook but I use it all the time. I like to order their specialty flours online occasionally too. Right now I have some of their mini chocolate chips, barley malt (to make bagels), several flavorings, and a freezer full of whole grain flours from their website. Your giveaway looks like so much fun! Thank-you for doing this!


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Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.