Friday, December 28, 2012

Playing Catch-Up (+ Holiday Giveaway Winner!)

Hi friends!  It's been awfully quiet around here this week, partly because I chose to spend a couple of days 'unplugged' to hang with my fam for the holidays, and partly because I contracted some sort of seriously nasty stomach virus on Christmas night that left me completely out of commission.  It wasn't pretty you guys.  I haven't been that sick in a good ten years (truly), and I spent the majority of my time from Christmas night through last night snuggled up to the toilet, unable to function.  Despite the excessive barfing, I had a really nice holiday, listening to music, watching movies, exchanging gifts (how about those killer Pantone iPhone covers from my husband and mom?!), and laughing over old memories.  And just like every year, I'm a little sad it's over.

Robbie flew down to Atlanta the day after Christmas for work, and tonight I fly down to meet him.  They are playing four shows for their New Year's run this year, and although I'm planning on attending the final two, I'll be spending tonight and tomorrow night in the hotel, playing catch-up with work and sleep.  I'm looking forward to working on a post that will share some highlights from/thoughts on the past year with you guys, so look for that on Monday.  On New Year's Day (my birthday!), we'll head back to Chicago to start a brand new year.

And now, it's time to announce the winner of the Holiday Giveaway!  The winner was chosen via, and that lucky Bubby & Bean reader is...

Congrats Lauren!  You are now the official recipient of a prize package of 6 amazing goodies worth $270 from Sew Beastly, Rebecca Murphy, Row House 14, Roots & Feathers, Little Tree, and Bubby & Bean Art!  (Please contact me at bubbyandbean {at} so we can discuss getting you your prizes!)

One final thing: if you'd like to be a part of the Bubby & Bean sponsor team for January, there are a couple of small and medium sizes ad spaces remaining, as well as the XL featured spot! You can check out current stats and book your space directly in one click right here, or send an email to bubbyandbean {at} before 12/31.

That was a whole lotta stuff crammed into one post, I know.  I wasn't kidding when I titled it "playing catch-up."  Evil stomach viruses will cause you to fall all sorts of behind.

I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday week, and that you have something awesomely fun planned for bringing in the new year!

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  1. Sorry you were sick; we had a bit of that too for Christmas. Not fun. :( Your cookies look amazing.
    Catherine Denton

  2. Glad to see you're feeling better and were still able to enjoy Christmas. I love the iPhone cover!!!

  3. sounds like you had a lovely Christmas :)

    Hannah xx

  4. A stomach virus on Christmas sounds awful. But I like your Christmas cookies, especially the dog cookie. And the photo of the real dog is pretty cute too!

  5. Oh you poor thing, the stomach flu over Christmas! I'm glad you were able to enjoy the rest of your holiday though. Have fun in Atlanta!


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