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Congratulations to Brittany Todd!!


Congratulations to Brittany Todd – she’s the winner of our latest Discover Fabulous fan appreciation contest!! Thanks to all the Discover Fabulous fans for entering and as a consolation prize -please take 15% off today in the 2Raymond Design Co store!! (Use code FANS2011 at checkout)

Want to become a Discover Fabulous Facebook Fan and stay up-to-date on all the latest fabulous finds, treasures, home decor ideas, contests and more?? Just visit the Discover Fabulous FACEBOOK Fan Page and click the LIKE button at the top!!

Take a peek here at the amazing featured items in the 2Raymond Design Co store!!

 

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Valentines Day Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes (recipe)


As I was reading up on all my favorite blogs yesterday…I stumbled across something that made me smile from ear to ear! I was perusing the U CREATE facebook page and then subsequent U CREATE blog  -when I saw the MOST AMAZING SIGHT! Little cups of cheesecake Heaven adorned with tiny little red hearts atop. I must have stared at that image for 5 minutes before I finally snapped out of it. I knew I HAD to share this with the Discover Fabulous fans… you know who you are…all you cupcake monsters out there!

Okay first, you must check out the U CREATE blog…its one of  THE MOST creative sites I have come across yet – so many fabulous ideas and such great inspiration for those looking for a little push.

Now second, yesterday on the U CREATE facebook page I saw the post about the Valentines Day Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes by Creations by Kara – ANOTHER fabulous website that has TONS of yummy and fabulously creative ideas and projects. I could spend HOURS browsing through her archives….and “could” isn’t the right word…”WILL” a more honest way to put it.

These 2 blog will be a regular stop in for me everyday… I am already so inspired that I don’t even know where to START!!

Here’s the super fabulous cupcake recipe for everyone to enjoy – thanks to  CREATIONS BY KARA!!

Valentines Day Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes

Batter:
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup soft butter or margarine
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract (optional)
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Filling:
8oz cream cheese, softened (I used light)
1/3 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries

Beat sour cream, butter, eggs, and almond extract. Add dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 1 minute. For filling, beat cream cheese and sugar till smooth, then beat in egg yolk. Fold in cherries. Line 22 muffin cups with paper liners. In each cup, layer 1 Tbsp batter, 1 Tbsp filling, 1 Tbsp batter. Bake at 350 for about 20 minutes. Cool and frost with cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
dash of salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp almond extract
3 cups powdered sugar
Red food coloring if desired
Beat cream cheese and butter till smooth. Add remaining ingredients and beat till spreading consistency, adding powdered sugar as needed.

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Winner!! We have a WINNER!! Amazon Kindle Giveaway


I would like to say a big CONGRATULATIONS to Kristal Duncan in Missouri!! Kristal is the winner of our FABULOUS giveaway for the AMAZON KINDLE!

Thank you to everyone who entered this contest – and PLEASE watch for more amazing contests & giveaways. The next contest will be posted this week- so check it out!

(Check out the 2Raymond Design Co creations on Etsy too!)

 

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Barn Owl Primitives signs- GIVEAWAY!! (contest)


Oh wow! As I was browsing through Twitter last night – and looking at some of my new Twit-friends …I stumbled across a fabulous free giveaway! (Thanks Shelley Smith!)

Barn Owl Primitives is another great Etsy shop – they specialize in printed signage for your home… and if you’re anything like me – people can actually READ your house!! haha!! I am addicted to signage and have just about used every square inch of my wall space for some type or another of signage. (Pretty sure this is annoying my husband – but I happen to LOVE IT!!)

Check out this great contest for a $50 gift certificate to the Barn Owl Primitives store!!

BARN OWL PRIMITIVES GIVE AWAY LINK

Here is some of the work you will see in the store! My fav is the “You Are My Sunshine” yellow sign! HOW CUTE IS THAT!!!

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2Raymond Design Co is HERE!!


Richard & I are so happy to announce the launch of our Etsy store  & new venture 2Raymond Design Co! I posted 5 items for sale today – and navigated my way through the Etsy set up pretty well if I do say so myself! There are 4 custom sets of tumbled stone coasters & 1 fabulous chalkboard plate (that I almost couldn’t part with) – and more items coming this week!

We are currently working on 4 custom shadow box jewelry cases – hoping those will be finished and ready to list this week!! Other items in the works are the “Signs of Life” custom signs — which will showcase a special date and initials in a very very awesome & unique way. We will also be offering custom vinyl lettering (for wall decor) by Spring time! (Very excited about that one!)

To all my Discover Fabulous fans (Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere) – thank you from the bottom of my heart for your amazing support since the launch of Discover Fabulous on December 16th! We have grown FAST to over 200 fans and are hoping for 1000 by the end of the year! Please continue to share our site & blog with your friends.

Lastly, I hope that everyone is enjoying the contests & free giveaways… they will continue FOR EVER I promise!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE surprising people with something unexpected & I intend to keep doing it as a regular part of this new business. All contests and giveaways will be posted on the blog & Facebook so watch out for them! (Currently we are collecting entries for a FREE Amazon Kindle – drawing on Feb 1st. See the related blog post for details on how to enter!)

Click any of the pictures below to see more about the items for sale on Etsy!

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Discover Fabulous GIVEAWAY!! Amazon Kindle!!


FREE AMAZON KINDLE!! DISCOVER FABULOUS is having an amazing giveaway for an AMAZONE KINDLE reader!

Some of you may remember I mentioned this several days ago… and now I am delivering! Discover Fabulous is giving away a FREE AMAZON KINDLE to one lucky fan on February 1st, 2011!! The contest will run through 10AM CST on 2/1/2011 – and there are multiple ways to win!

Here’s how you can win – you can do 1 or all of the following!

  1. Comment here- on this blog post about how you would use your Amazon Kindle (for yourself, give as a gift, bribe for your teenager, etc…)
  2. Subscribe to the Discover Fabulous blog either with your Blog Reader or via email updates.
  3. Through your Facebook page – find the Discover Fabulous fan page – scroll down on the left and click the SHARE button – send to your friends (include Paula Duncan Raymond in your “To” line so I will know you sent it OR share the page in a POST to your wall and include Paula Duncan Raymond or Discover Fabulous (using the @) in your message
  4. Comment on the Discover Fabulous Facebook fan page under any & all notices of this contest !

Each of the 4 items above will count as an entry – so you can increase your chances by doing all of them! The winner will be notified through their email address given on the subscription and/or on their Facebook page!

Good luck! And pass the word to your friends!

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We have a WINNER! (What’s Cookin’ Contest)


Thanks to everyone who submitted their favorite recipe in the What’s Cookin’ Contest! Please watch for more Discover Fabulous free giveaways & contests!

The WINNER IS… JENNIFER SINGLETARY!! Jennifer will be receiving a set of vintage inspired recipe cards from www.icemilkaprons.com !! Congratulations Jennifer!! I hope you enjoy them- and don’t forget to check out the IceMilkAprons other products too!! Their aprons are to DIE FOR! (Read about their heirloom kits…soooo precious!)

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