Monday, November 1

{sweet treat} Sweeties by Kim

UPDATED Friday, November 5th 2010

Congratulations #22: Lora Joy
Winner of 2 Dozen designer oreo cookies from Sweeties by Kim!

Thank you everyone for the fabulous feedback on this SWEET giveaway.
I can tell you Kim has thoroughly enjoyed reading your comments and loving that
you took the time to read her bio. She's really been touched!
And I have been blown away by the things you all are grateful for.
My heart has been touched and I'm so glad I asked you to share...you all inspire me!

Send me your mailing information Lora Joy: pnpflowers@live.com



It's the very first day of November...
and what better way to usher in the upcoming Thanksgiving holidays than with some "sweet" inspiration for your Fall dessert table...

These designer chocolate covered oreos from "Sweeties by Kim" are not only gorgeous...but they are delicious too!

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Having heard about "Sweeties by Kim" through the TomKat Studio...

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I knew I had to incorporate some of her goodies for the upcoming events on my calendar.

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During the collaboration, Kim and I decided something...

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We decided to offer my readers some of her beautiful, edible creations!

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And after a little bit of going back and forth...
We decided to offer up the goodies just in time for Thanksgiving...

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Which couldn't be more perfect since Thanksgiving is a season of gratitude...

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And I couldn't be more grateful for the many blog readers and facebook fans I have that continually reach out and offer tremendous support along my journey...

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And now I'm also grateful for Kim's generosity in offering one of you 2 dozen classic designer oreos!!!

choose from her Fall collection...
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Or pick 2 dozen in a design of your choice from her shoppe.
Are you SO excited!?

I can tell you this...
When I received these Fall cookies in the mail I was so excited to start photographing them.
And I was SO impressed with the detailed packaging Kim includes.
And I'm not really talking about the pretty gold box, clear lid, gold foil insert to house the cookies, the pretty brown bow or her gorgeous green & brown business cards.
No...
As pretty as all of that was...
I'm really talking about the insulated foil bag, the bubble wrap and the cool pack included.
The cookies were packaged so meticulously...to ensure their safe arrival.
And I SO appreciate the little things like that.

So...
onto the CONTEST RULES!!

Enter once...
OR enter up to FIVE times by leaving a separate comment for each of the things you choose to do:

(1) - Tell me what YOU are especially grateful for today. (leave a comment here)
(2) - Go to "Sweeties by Kim" Etsy Shoppe and pick something you want to gobble up right now! (leave a comment here)
(3) - Go to "Sweeties by Kim" Facebook Fan Page and become a fan (leave a comment here)
(4) - Go to "Sweeties by Kim" Etsy Shoppe and read her Bio - (leave a comment here with a little fact you learned about Kim)
(5) - Become a Pen N' Paperflowers Facebook fan or let me know you are already a fan. (leave a comment here)

(UPDATED November 2nd)
You need to know when this ends, don't you?
Sorry about not mentioning this in the original post:

Contest ends Thursday, November 4th.
Winner will be announced Friday, November 5th.
(a random number generator will be used from www.psychicscience.org to determine winner)

Happy first day of November everyone!
I'm hoping these beautiful Fall cookies help to transition you nicely into this wonderful holiday season!
Enjoy!

Oh...and did you see who won the "My gift to you" I posted on Friday?

KEEPING IT REAL
There are only 4 of these cookies left out of the box of 12 Kim sent me.
And I really can't recall...
or vaguely recall...
or blatantly dismiss any recollection...
as to if anyone else in the house has had the opportunity to sample these? *wink*

And guess what?!
It's my birthday on Wednesday!

134 comments:

Kristen November 1, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

I'm grateful for my sweet husband who got up with the kids this morning so I could sleep a bit longer.

Kristen November 1, 2010 at 10:15 AM  

I love her spring tulips oreos. They look too pretty to eat!

Kristen November 1, 2010 at 10:16 AM  

I like Pen n paper flowers on facebook

Kristen November 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

I find it amazing that Kim has had both a pancreas and 2 kidney transplants!

Kristen November 1, 2010 at 10:19 AM  

I like sweeties on facebook

{ L } November 1, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

Oh fun! I've never seen anything like those. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times. I think gratitude is such a beautiful thing to enhance life. <3 I am grateful for the WORLD of blogs and the inspiration and excitement I get from them daily. :)

Pawleys Island Posh November 1, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

I am especially grateful for my baby's fast recovery from cranial surgery last month. At barely three months old she inspires me with her courage and strength.

Pawleys Island Posh November 1, 2010 at 11:19 AM  

From her etsy shop-the pink polka dot oreos. Not sure if I'd gobble them up or fill and entire apothecary jar with them and pray they lasted forever.

mommypants13 November 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

I'm grateful for my mother, she has helped me in so many ways. Even though when I was younger I was a horrible teenager. my mother still loves me and helps my daughter and I whenever we may need it
mommypants13@gmail.com

Pawleys Island Posh November 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM  

As for her bio-I'm most surprised that someone with diabetes opened a sweets shop! How ironic yet fabulous!

Hammett's November 1, 2010 at 11:24 AM  

I'm especially grateful that I get to be stay at home mom to see my kids off to school every morning and welcome them home every afternoon! Also that I get to be at home with my adorable 2 year old and not miss a thing of her growing up!!!

Hammett's November 1, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

Mmmmm, double stuff oreo lollipops!

Hammett's November 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

I LIKE Sweeties by Kim on facebook!

Hammett's November 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

I definitely LIKE Pen and Paper Flowers on facebook!!!

Hammett's November 1, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

Wow! I can't believe she's had both kidneys replaced...amazing!

Daniela,  November 1, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

I am grateful for my daughter who had a safe and fun first trick or treating last night!

Daniela,  November 1, 2010 at 12:16 PM  

I really crave some raspberry floral sweeties right now!

Daniela,  November 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

I am a fan of Sweeties by Kim!

Daniela,  November 1, 2010 at 12:24 PM  

I have heard about Kim a while ago through different blogs. I admire her skills and find it amazing that after what she had to go through with her transplants, she is still in love with sweets and making other people happy with her creations. She also makes cakes, you know?

Daniela,  November 1, 2010 at 12:27 PM  

I am already a huge fan of yours!
(Still little bumped that I couldn't figure out your first book from Compendium! But I got the second right!)
danielanejepinska@yahoo.com

PaperDollMN November 1, 2010 at 12:42 PM  

I'm too lazy to enter any contests. Just wanted to say those are some gorgeous little goodies!

Lora Joy November 1, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

I love all her polkadot cookies !

Lora Joy November 1, 2010 at 1:38 PM  

I'm grateful for having a loving hubby with 2 wonderful kids who just makes my day =)

Ann Heenan November 1, 2010 at 3:18 PM  

I became a fan of pen n' paper today on facebook.

Ann Heenan November 1, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

I am a fan of Sweeties by Kim

Ann Heenan November 1, 2010 at 3:20 PM  

I am grateful for the great weather we are having in chicago today. Love it.

Ann Heenan November 1, 2010 at 3:23 PM  

I am a sucker for pink and green, so I like the pink and green floral oreos.

Dixon Family November 1, 2010 at 4:51 PM  

I am grateful that my boys are healthy and happy.

Dixon Family November 1, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

Amazing choices. I like the baby themed oreos best.

Dixon Family November 1, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

I am already a Pen N' Paperflowers Facebook fan

Dixon Family November 1, 2010 at 4:53 PM  

I am already a Pen N' Paperflowers Facebook fan

Dixon Family November 1, 2010 at 4:59 PM  

I am so glad that I read Kim's bio. How ironic that a person with diabetes would become a baker!

pollydove November 1, 2010 at 5:01 PM  

I am grateful for a job that allows great flexibility because I am a single mom!

Angela Rissler,  November 1, 2010 at 5:03 PM  

Today I am grateful for my help. Battling a chronic disease gets very exhausting and so the days I am pain free, I am GRATEFUL!!!

Angela Rissler,  November 1, 2010 at 5:06 PM  

I would love to gobble up the personalized name oreo pops!!! "Angela" please :)

Angela Rissler,  November 1, 2010 at 5:07 PM  

I am a HUGE fan of Sweeties on facebook!!!

Angela Rissler,  November 1, 2010 at 5:08 PM  

After reading Kim's Bio, I learned that we share a common ground with battling being sick. The fact that she has perservered through her medical hardships is an inspiration to all!!

Angela Rissler,  November 1, 2010 at 5:09 PM  

I am already a fan of Pen N' Parerflowers on facebook!!!

jo anne November 1, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

i love her oreos. they are the best ever.

jo anne November 1, 2010 at 5:23 PM  

i am your fan on facebook

jo anne November 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

i am a fan of kim on fb too!!

jo anne November 1, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

i am grateful for your and kim's amazing inspiration!!

Cupcakes and Lemonade November 1, 2010 at 6:33 PM  

I am so grateful for my family and our health. Sometimes you start to feel sorry for yourself and then you look around and realize just how great you have it!

Cupcakes and Lemonade November 1, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

The pink and lime polka dot are to die for!!!

Cupcakes and Lemonade November 1, 2010 at 6:36 PM  

I didn't know that Kim was Type One diabetic. I am too and have been since I was 19. I LOVE sweets too!!

Annette November 1, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

I'm oh so greatful for my son and all the he has taught me in the 5 years that he has been apart of our family. He is an amazing child! He was born with Down Syndrome and a large hole in his heart. He has been through more then most. He makes me stronger!

Ann Heenan November 1, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

I read her bio and I like the story of working for her aunt. I think its great her aunt made her help out look where she is today.

I run for cake! November 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

These are absolutely beautiful, she is so talented! I'm thankful for my supportive husband as I'm taking on a new business venture!

I run for cake! November 1, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

I love her "baby" themed oreos!

Roberta November 1, 2010 at 9:34 PM  

Well today I'm especially grateful for my niece Cortney who has reached 100 blog posts in less than 7 months...woo hoo
She's an amazing young woman and I'm very proud of her and I told her so today in a blog post.
Great giveaway Jess ;)
Fondly, Roberta
rlphilbr13@aol.com
http://con-tain-it.typepad.com

Roberta November 1, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

OMG this is so unfair...I'm dieting and who knew that oreo's could be so cool ;)
My favorite are the Red Damask:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/54394313/designer-chocolate-covered-oreos-red
Cause they would look so good here at the Love Shack...don't you think?
Fondly, Roberta
rlphilbr13@aol.com

Roberta November 1, 2010 at 9:38 PM  

Yes, I'm a fan of Sweeties by Kim ;)

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1222723325

Roberta
rlphilbr13@aol.com

Roberta November 1, 2010 at 9:43 PM  

OMG...hard to believe that Kim has had a disease like Diabeties and she works with all this SUGAR...funny how things work out isn't it. Well these OREOS are pretty upitty so she can be proud of her French baking skills...lol
Great to know this things about the person behind the business...good giveaway point Jess ;)
Fondly, Roberta
rlphilbr13@aol.com

Roberta November 1, 2010 at 9:45 PM  

Yep I'm following you Jess on facebook...thought I already had done this but guess not.
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1222723325

Roberta ;)

Cupcake Delights November 1, 2010 at 10:22 PM  

I was grateful to have a day off and get to spend some time with my husband.

Cupcake Delights November 1, 2010 at 10:24 PM  

I love cupcakes, but I love to play poker too. I would love to have the Card Suits oreos.

Cupcake Delights November 1, 2010 at 10:25 PM  

I'm already a fan of Kim's, I love her stuff.

Cupcake Delights November 1, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

Like Kim, I started baking at a very early age with my easy bake oven.

Cupcake Delights November 1, 2010 at 10:28 PM  

I'm alrealy a fan Jessica...I love what you do!!!! You are so talented!!!

E&M November 1, 2010 at 10:57 PM  

Love the pink and green dot ones.

E&M November 1, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

Became a fan of Pen N' Paperflowers!

E&M November 1, 2010 at 10:58 PM  

I am grateful for my 17 month old daugher and her hugs and kisses.

jess @ pen n' paperflowers November 2, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

I've been receiving such BEAUTIFUL, heart-felt comments about what people are grateful for. I am SO inspired by so many of you. Seriously...I've been so touched. Thank you.

And I've also been glad to see you taking the time to read Kim's bio - I intentionally led you there because I knew you'd be inspired by her story!

I also updated the post to reflect when the contest ends - I completely forgot to put that in the original post - oops!

Good luck everyone!
And thanks for participating!!!

Meredith November 2, 2010 at 6:31 PM  

I am grateful that last week is over, and this week is so much better! :)

Meredith November 2, 2010 at 6:32 PM  

I love the Black Damask Chocolate Covered Oreos. I love anything Damask. They look too good to eat!

Meredith November 2, 2010 at 6:34 PM  

I liked Sweeties by Kim on Facebook and left a comment!

Meredith November 2, 2010 at 6:39 PM  

I love the fact that Kim's aunt instilled hard work in her, and after her transplants she is doing something she loves.

Meredith November 2, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

I already like you on Facebook.

Jenny B. November 2, 2010 at 6:50 PM  

I have so much to be thankful for I don't know where to start. My wonderful husband, children, friends, family, health, happiness.. I am thankful and blessed to have them all.

AZLB November 3, 2010 at 12:35 PM  

I am grateful for my family!

AZLB November 3, 2010 at 12:36 PM  

they are so good. I had them at my birthday party for my daughter and the neighbors came around looking for the extras!

Terri November 3, 2010 at 1:26 PM  

Today I am most thankful that all of my girls are healthy! My twins were born premature at 30 weeks and are now healthy 17 month old little angels and there 3 year old sister is healthy also!

terrilittlet@yahoo.com

Terri November 3, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

I love damask and I love red so I would say the red damask I would love to eat right now!

Terri November 3, 2010 at 1:28 PM  

I am a fan of Kim's on facebook
terri l w

terrilittlet@yahoo.com

Terri November 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

a little info on Kim, her aunt is a caterer!

terrilittlet@yahoo.com

Terri November 3, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

I am all ready a fan on facebook!

Phyllis {My Wedding Concierge} November 3, 2010 at 1:59 PM  

I'm thankful that my Mother caught her breast cancer early.

Noblekatt November 3, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

sooo thank ful for my beautiful and (relatively) healthy kids (minus the current colds) and my fantastic husband. Oh and my wonderful mother in law and my auntie who both do so much for us!
Jenn Post
noblekatt(at)hotmail(dot)com

Noblekatt November 3, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

I am a current pen n paper flowers fan on facebook

Noblekatt November 3, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

liked sweeties facebook page!

Noblekatt November 3, 2010 at 2:41 PM  

I looove the red and black damask! OMG! might have to get those for my birthday!

CupKate's And Parties November 3, 2010 at 2:42 PM  

Today I am grateful that my little boy is determined to have a conversation with every person he meets. His little chats slow us down, but his open attitude to others reminds me that everyone has a story to tell.

CupKate's And Parties November 3, 2010 at 2:46 PM  

Wow! Kim is really is an inspiration! Not only was I unaware of her struggles with her health, but also had no idea european meringue buttercream existed or that it could be "smooth as glass". I better go google!!

CupKate's And Parties November 3, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

I am a Sweeties facebook fan, too!

Ann-Marie November 3, 2010 at 2:49 PM  

I am grateful for our family's new adventure!
ambethea@hotmail.com

CupKate's And Parties November 3, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

I would love to gobble a damask print oreo. So elegant and yet, it's a delicious little treat too!

Ann-Marie November 3, 2010 at 2:51 PM  

I would love the 12 Personalized 1-color Chocolate Covered Oreos to send to my sister to celebrate the soon to be birth of her 1st child :)

Ann-Marie November 3, 2010 at 2:55 PM  

I learned from her bio...never underestimate the importance of baking with family :)
ambethea@hotmail.com

Ann-Marie November 3, 2010 at 2:56 PM  

I already like you on FB

Celebrating Moments by Marcie November 3, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

I am so grateful thru the world of blogs I have found creative soulmates that are just as crazy as me!! ;) I am so grateful at the young age of 49 I am following my dreams of being an Event designer & have "met" some of the most amazing, creative & generous women!

Celebrating Moments by Marcie November 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

I want her European buttercream recipe she talked about on her Esty profile!

Celebrating Moments by Marcie November 3, 2010 at 3:19 PM  

I am a fan of both of you on FB and get your feeds as well! i don't want to miss a thing! :)

Celebrating Moments by Marcie November 3, 2010 at 3:21 PM  

I love ALL her designs and can't wait to have a client use her as part of our design!
My personal fav is Damask but would LOVE to win the fall ones for Thanksgiving favors for my family!

Bakers Treats November 3, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

I am grateful to be a mom and a soon to be wife to my two princesses and my future husband. I am so grateful I have a healthy family that I can share my joys with everyday.

Bakers Treats November 3, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

I was introduced by TomKat Blog Sweeties by Kim. I loved her designer message oreos.

Bakers Treats November 3, 2010 at 3:31 PM  

I am already a dan of Pen N' Paperflowers

Bakers Treats November 3, 2010 at 3:32 PM  

Its interesting that she was diagnosed with Juvenille Diabetes. I am glad everythig is going well for her. Even though she is diagnosed she still making a success in the sugar business.

Ashley November 3, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

I am grateful for my children. They can turn a gloomy day to a day of sunshine by just one laugh!

Ashley November 3, 2010 at 6:15 PM  

The personalized oreo pops are adorable!

Ashley November 3, 2010 at 6:16 PM  

I like sweeties on fb, too! Cheers

Ashley November 3, 2010 at 6:21 PM  

A little fact about Kim's meringue buttercream ....is smooth as glass!

vicki November 3, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

I am a "like" fan of Sweeties!

vicki November 3, 2010 at 10:27 PM  

I am most grateful for my 9 Grandbabies with #10 due in December!!

vicki November 3, 2010 at 10:29 PM  

Of course I'm a fan of Pen n' Paperflowers...and Jess too!!

vicki November 3, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

Kim had a double transplant! Wow I had no idea.

vicki November 3, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

She has had a double organ transplant..how amazing is that!

Goosie Girl November 4, 2010 at 5:40 AM  

I'm already a fan of yours on FB...

Goosie Girl November 4, 2010 at 5:41 AM  

I'm a huge fan of Sweeties and have used her several times...I love her new Pink/White Damask cookie...

Goosie Girl November 4, 2010 at 5:41 AM  

I'm a fan of Sweeties on FB,,,

Goosie Girl November 4, 2010 at 5:44 AM  

I'm grateful for this quiet time in the morning to prepare myself for the day by reading beautiful uplifting blogs like yours...

Goosie Girl November 4, 2010 at 5:47 AM  

I had NO idea that she'd had a double organ transplant...she is amazing!!

Liz in MO November 4, 2010 at 11:45 AM  

I am so grateful for my family and our good health!

Liz in MO November 4, 2010 at 11:46 AM  

Just became a facebook fan!

Liz in MO November 4, 2010 at 11:48 AM  

Oh, I love the ice blue damask ones, I also like the ones on your blog but didn't see those.

Liz in MO November 4, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

Ok, I am now a sweeties fan!!! Love your site and hers!

Liz in MO November 4, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

Wow, to think that she was a juvenile diabetic and has had kidney transplants!!! and makes these awesome creations, who knew!

Tasha November 4, 2010 at 4:33 PM  

I am grateful for the understanding and helpful family and friends that I have. Without their help, I shudder to think where I would be now.

Tasha November 4, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

I am salivating over the purple polka-dot Halloween glam party birthday favor Oreos!!!!

Tasha November 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

Am now a fan of Sweeties by Kim on facebook.

Tasha November 4, 2010 at 4:36 PM  

I learned that as a child Kim had Juvenile Diabetes.

Tasha November 4, 2010 at 4:37 PM  

I am already a fan of Pen N' Paperflowers on facebook.

Traci November 4, 2010 at 6:24 PM  

I am grateful for my hard-working hubby and my 4 beautiful, healthy children!!

Traci November 4, 2010 at 6:29 PM  

Already a fan of Pen & Paper Flowers and Sweeties b Kim!! Would love to win the goodies because my daughter's 3rd ladybug birthday party is in 1 month.

star November 4, 2010 at 7:04 PM  

Today I am grateful my friends granddaughter is alive! She was hit by a goat with it's horns several times, but she is ALIVE! Thank goodness!

star November 4, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

I totally want to eat a couple of the Ice blue damask ones!

star November 4, 2010 at 7:09 PM  

I am a fan od Sweeties by Kim on facebook!

star November 4, 2010 at 7:11 PM  

I am a fan of Pen n' Paper Flowers on facebook!

star November 4, 2010 at 7:14 PM  

I had no ides Kim had a double organ transplant! Her diabetes is gone, how amazing is that!

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