Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Give Away Day!

As promised a post to warm you on those chilly winter days. As part of the Sew,Mama,Sew! Give Away 2008, I'm offering this cozy wool scarf as my give away! It was handmade by yours truly using a creamy wool, some of my favorite Amy Butler fabric and a fun rickrack. 

In order to be eligible for the give away you must leave a comment on my blog INCLUDING your favorite hot chocolate mix-in (i.e., peppermint stick, marshmallows)!  Also, leave a link back to your blog. . . so I can see what you've been up to. That's it! That's all you need to do to enter the drawing. The winner will be posted Friday, December 5th, so remember to check back in case you're the lucky winner. Oh, and yes I'm willing to ship internationally.

The contest ends at 11:59 PST, December 3rd! Good luck!

Happy Holidays!

184 comments:

  1. Oh we don't have the kind of chocolate drink you are talking about here in France. So I cannot answer your question ;)
    The scarf you made is really beautiful, I would love to win it.
    Love from France.
    Sylvie

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  2. My favourite add-in for hot chocolate is vanilla sugar, I find it compensates/compliments the dark chocolate I like to mix in with my Nesquik powder.

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  3. I am a traditionalist, give me some Marshmallows any day!

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  4. Thanks for participating in this giant give away. Its been fun checking out all the new to me blogs! I love love hot chocolate! Of course you need some marshmallow!

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  5. salt and caramel, such a good mix in hot chocolate

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  6. I love to add caramel syrup. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely giveaway!

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  7. maybe some vanilla vodka would be good!

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  8. My favorite hot chocolate add-in is cinnamon! I don't have a blog.

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  9. Marshmallows! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  10. i dont drink hot drinks i just dont like them maybe im missing out? anyway count me in please!

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  11. marshmallow... no contest!!

    beautiful scarf!! I hope I win!

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  12. Peppermint stick, definitely! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!!

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  13. Greetings from Italy :)
    favorite hot chocolate mix-in? Amaretto :)

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  14. AFTER EIGHT! Oh delightful!

    Love your scarf. I'll wear it while I drink my hot chocolate if I win.

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  15. soooo pretty! add a little eggnog. yum!

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  16. I lovvvee malteasers hot chocolate mix, but that's probably an english thing...

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  17. My favorite mix in is marshmellows and just a little bit of peppermint schnapps. shhh, don't tell anyone! I love the scarf!

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  18. I would love the scarf!!
    I'm all about marshmallows in my hot chocolate. We like to make our own by using a chocolate bar, cream, and milk. Yummy!
    kamyrensmiles@hotmail.com

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  19. My favorite add-in is peppermint schnapps. I also really like vanilla extract.

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  20. Oh this is a fantastic scarf! Please enter me! My favorite add-in with hot cocoa is homemade marshmallows, that I add crushed candy canes to. So yummy! :)

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  21. love that fabric! My fave mix in is homemade marshmellows... okay I'm hoping my fave mix in will be homemade marshmellows, I begged my Mom to make some with her fancy shmancy mixer, we'll see if she complies :)

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  22. Homemade cocoa can not be beat. Plain and simple but oh so good!

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  23. I love that scarf!

    My favorite hot chocolate is made from a homemade mix using Alton Brown's recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/hot-cocoa-recipe/index.html

    It is the hot chocolate to end all hot chocolate.

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  24. What a lovely scarf!

    My favorite hot chocolate mix in is an Andes mint. It adds a light minty flavor to the hot chocolate. So good!

    Thanks so much for participating in giveaway day and for offering up such a lovely prize!

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  25. Add a tsp instant coffee and a smidge of cinnamon (a little rum too-if you need it) to hot chocolate...DELISH!

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  26. I love to add a piece of candy cane!

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  27. whipped cream is my favorite add in. That scarf is awesome, I hope I win!

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  28. I don't know if I have a favorite hot chocolate. How said is that? I just know it has to have marshmallows. That's my only requirement!!

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  29. What a beautiful scarf! My favorite chocolate drink is this: two spoons hot chocolate mix and two spoons General Foods International Swiss White Chocolate mix.

    It's my one indulgence every morning!

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  30. A lot of mini-marshmallows...yum!

    http://www.rundpinne.blogspot.com

    knittingmomof3 (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  31. I used to love to add a few drops of peppermint schnaps to my hot chocolate. That was before I had 3 kids! It was oh so yummy though.

    Thanks for the fun giveaway and happy holidays! :)

    alison
    http://alison.knitsmiths.us

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  32. What a lovely scarf. I would love to win it.
    My favorite hot chocolate is with Marshmellows, of course...

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  33. Marshmallows
    Love the scarf
    http://summersdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  34. I love Give Away Day! It's my favoritest day EVER!

    My favorite hot chocolate add in? Irish Cream!

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  35. Dark chocolate with marshmallows is my favorite! Thanks for a great giveaway!

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  36. vanilla is my favorite add in, caramel is a close second.

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  37. I like to add a bit of milk into mine to make it a bit creamy

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  38. I made a great gingerbread spice mix which was wonderful to mix into hot cocoa (and coffee, too!). Beautiful scarf.
    www.hemmeke.blogspot.com
    sara_hemmeke at hotmail.com

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  39. Honestly a good hot chocolate doesn't need anything. Since I can't afford to always drink good hot cocoa I have to say a candy bar. I like to mix in a fun sized snickers or milkyway, but heath bars are awesome too

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  40. Marshmallows for me, please!

    OH, I HOPE I WIN THIS ONE I LOVE THE COLOR

    kcpearls at yahoo dot com

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  41. Ever since I had Starbucks hot chocolate with caramel and salt crystals...ummm they are goood. Caramel is my favourite. Would love to win your scarf! Happy Holidays!
    jodym7@yahoo.com

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  42. What a cute scarf! I think I have a neice who loves pink!

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  43. Beautiful scarf. Marshmallows are definitely my favorite.

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  44. peppermint schnapps - just a touch :) Love your scarf

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  45. Thats an awesome scarf! I like to stir it with a candy cane, the candy cane melts and it gets a good stir at the same time.


    http://clarityperhaps.com

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  46. Marshmallows, but I like to eat them before they melt completely! Great scarf!

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  47. I normally am not a big fan of add-ins, preferring my chocolate pure. But the best way to go if you're gonna is to make homemade marshmallows and cut them out with your mugs so that you have a mug-sized marshmallow, like the cheese over French onion soup!

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  48. I just like the simplicity of marshmallows. And I don't have a public blog at the moment...I started one...and then quit...I hope to get back to it at some point.

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  49. I love the regular old milk chocolate coco with lots of whip cream on top :)

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  50. Marshmallows! Lots of them. I hope to try homemade marshmallows this year.

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  51. A dash of cinnamon, marshmallows & squirty cream! Toasty goodness.

    Love the scarf!

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  52. I love marshmallows, especially when they are starting to melt but not quite melted all the way. Mmm!
    leslierose at gmail dot com

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  53. I love whip cream and mini chocolate chips. I just love your scarf it is beautiful!

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  54. What lovely gifts! Definitely soy cocoa with peppermint!

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  55. Starbuck's peppermint syrup mmmm... :)

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  56. I make marshmallow, making some tonight in fact! So my favorite mix in is homemade peppermint marshmallows!
    LOVE the scarf, there is something about rick rack, hated it as a kid and seem to now be obsessed with it!

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  57. a candy cane! can't beat it in a hot hot chocolate!

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  58. tough to choose--

    daily, i'd go for marshmallows (and don't forget the vanilla extract!)

    for the holiday, definitely a peppermint stick AND whipped cream!

    i have given this way too much thought, you see.

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  59. I have to have marshmallows in my hot chocolate!

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  60. I love to add marshmallows to my hot chocolate. It's raining here in Missouri with snow expected later, so that sounds really good right now.

    I love your scarf. Beautiful fabric. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  61. that's such a beautiful scarf! it is very new england. what do i throw in my cocoa? mmm crushed candy canes & some times a hershey's kiss.

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  62. Definitely peppermint!

    I don't have a blog, so no link to share. But the scarf is lovely.

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  63. I love scarves. . . have been making a bunch as gifts, but your colors are so lovely, I can't help but want it.

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  64. i love adding pumpkin syrup and lots of marshmallows. Yummmm..

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  65. Lovely scarf.
    I love plain hot chocolate. Not too sweet. Lots of milk :)

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  66. Those little peppermint stick candies that melt in your mouth! Yum!

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  67. Hi...I love putting chocolate chips in the bottom of the mug of some hot chocolate.

    That is a beautiful scarf - I'd love to win.

    lyanna
    lyannab at gmail dot com

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  68. Beautiful scarf! I like to add some creme de menthe for a grownup hot chocolate. :0)

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  69. Hands down, Marshmallows, even better if they are homemade

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  70. Love real Mexican hot chocolate but if I can't find it here, I usually pick something minty with marshmallows on top.

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  71. White wool is always so pretty!

    Hot chocolate made with hershey's powdered chocolate, a few drops of vanilla and real whipped cream or a spoonful of vanilla bean ice cream.
    http://beashive-bea.blogspot.com/

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  72. I would love to win this :). Please do count me in.
    ragtrader3 at gmail dot com
    Also check out my give-away. Thank you.

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  73. Wow ... GREAT prize! I can think of several people who would love to receive this for Christmas. Have you tried the new Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate from Starbuck's? Odd combination, but it TOTALLY works. It's kind of like eating a chocolate covered pretzel. YUM!

    Check out my blog -- I'm participating in the giveaway day, too:
    http://quiltdad.blogspot.com

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  74. What a gorgeous scarf! I stick the the classics and put marshmallows in my hot chocolate...reminds m of childhood :)

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  75. My favorite part about hot chocolate is holding the mug and feeling the warmth. It is that much better when the mug is handmade.

    http://littleranchhouse.blogspot.com/

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  76. We absolutely love to mix in peppermint!

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  77. thank you ..this is really exciting

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  78. Sorry hot chocolate isn't my thing. I love flavored coffee and yes it comes in mint. Darling scarf. thanks.

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  79. I love to mix in marshmallows. What a great scarf and giveaway! :)
    emagee[at]live[dot]com

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  80. marshmallows and nutmeg. nom nom nom.

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  81. ooo i love that!!! oo i love white hot chocolate! so good!

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  82. ooo i would love that scarf!!
    i love candy cane hot chocolate!!!

    glittergurl04(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  83. wow amazing scarf!!
    i like my hot chocolate plain!!

    papalum@hotmail.com

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  84. That wool looks toasty! Also, there's no way to beat melted mini marshmallows in some hot cocoa!

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  85. Love the scarf! My favorite mix-in is pepper. :) I'm a huge fan of Mexican hot chocolate, you see.

    --Amy (amyemi@gmail.com)

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  86. MARSHMALLOWS FOR SURE!!

    My blog is:
    mel-88-88.livejournal.com

    Please count me in!

    I'll love to use that for my coming holiday..

    Cheers,
    melody
    mel_88_88@hotmail.com

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  87. Wonderful scarf!

    H.S.
    tan.huishan@gmail dot com

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  88. Pretty! I'll like to win that!

    dancerinthemaking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  89. OOPS. I forgot the drink!

    I like marshmallows. Especially the small ones!

    dancerinthemaking(at)gmail(dot)com

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  90. Pick me!

    Marshmallows anytime..

    Crystal(manhattandolls[at]gmail.com)

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  91. My favourite thing to add to hot chocolate is ground chipotle peppers. I love my drinks spicy!

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  92. I love the scarf and mint hot cocoa.

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  93. I want to make a scarf like that one!! Maybe with different prints, but the scheme is the same! :-D

    Count me in for your great giveaway! Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

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  94. I love peppermint cocoa but I don't have a blog. I am too busy with working full time and parenting a very involved 4H daughter in Northern California.

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  95. Oh, gorgeous scarf! I drink Ovaltine (sort of malty chocolate) rather than hot chocolate... But I guess I'd say whipped cream on top! Mmmm

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  96. ohoh, the white hot chocolate is my all time fav!! it's so crazy sweet tho. O_O

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  97. ooooh that's lovely. I have only knitted scarves... that'd be a nice change!

    I take my mother's homemade marshmallows over anything else -- they're so melty and fabulous.

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  98. I love adding a bit of milk into my hot chocolate. Sadly I have to give up dairy for awhile since my nursling is reacting to it!

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  99. My favorite mix-in is marshmallows and toffee -- Yum-O!! Your scarf looks soooo soft!!

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  100. I think I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to coco I start with dutch coco add sugar (evaporated cane juice) and a tiny bit of salt. It's almost as dark as coffee but better in so many ways.

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  101. Mmmm. I loooove to make hot chocolate using cadbury's coco mix in warmed up milk on the stove! And nothing is better than those bunny shaped marshmallows!!!! And sometimes I like it with cream ontop they way that starbucks does hot chocolate.

    Thank you for including me into your give away.

    camellia_ruth at yahoo dot com

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  102. Marshmallows have to be my favorite! I really want to try to make some one of these days.

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  103. Cute scarf! I like whipped cream in my hot chocolate. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  104. I'm in love with the giant ric-rac!

    My favorite mix-in for hot chocolate is peppermint schnapps. Yum!

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  105. mini marshmellows are my fav. this scarf is lovely! Thanks for adding me.

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  106. Would it be cheeky to saythat the perfect addition to Cocoa is booze? :P

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  107. Oh I love Amy Butler. That scarf looks cozy!!

    And I love marshmallows in mine - many many marshmallows - and when I drink them all I like to add more. *L* Perhaps I just like marshmallow? ;)

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  108. I have no blog but my favourite addition to hot chocolate is espresso and maybe some whipped cream....yummmmmm

    ljs742(at)yahoo.com

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  109. I like my hot chocolate mixed with coffee (if it's late, then I use decaf).

    I love the scarf - lovely.

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  110. I love your cozy Amy Butler scarf, it would warm my rainy Portland days for sure! I like to have raspberry cocoa with my daughter, it's just a mix, but it's a sweet treat on a cold day!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    foxsquirrelrabbit at gmail dot com

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  111. Mmmmm, this scarf looks lovely and warm. My favorite cocoa mix in is hazelnut flavoring. Does that count?

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  112. I love to have hot chocolate with mini marshmallos and a candy cane. Also cooled with milk.

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  113. oohh so nice. I love spicy hot chocolate, so i take ghiradelli's baking cocoa, add some cayenne pepper, and mix it in with some hot milk.

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  114. Beautiful scarf! My favorite mix-in for hot chocolate is whipped cream on top =9 and probably anything else I can find lying around whether it be more cocoa, cinnamon, or candy crumbles!

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  115. I'd love to enter your contest. Thanks for your generosity.

    Sincerely,
    Kali

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  116. I love all hot chocolate, but the darker the better for me.

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  117. Amy Butler, and ric rac. I am in heaven. I love candy cane in my cocoa.

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  118. I am a bit of a hot chocolate purist, but I enjoy a few mini marshmellows and the occasional fresh raspberry.

    Nice scarf!

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  119. I love to put Fluff in hot chocolate! yummy!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  120. Super Cute Scarf! I like my HC plain!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  121. I love mine with the marshmallow creme...so yummy!

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  122. Ohhhh, that is so pretty! Let's see...i like hazelnut creamer in my cocoa. ! yum!

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  123. whipped cream. yum! I also love putting in mint creamer. mmmmmmmm.

    jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  124. I love marshmallows, of course. But if the kids are in bed (or I have a head cold), I like to add either buttershots or Kahlua).

    What a lovely scarf!

    Now I want some cocoa...

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  125. I love Hot Chai mix. Does that count as Hot Chocolate?!? Thanks!

    Pick me, Monty!

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  126. Definitely with marshmallows for the extra sweetness kick! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  127. Um, my hot chocolate fave is at Starbucks. It's the only place I drink it. Does that count? It's the salted caramel version. Maybe I can make it at home....

    Super, super cute stuff. Nice to "meet" you on such a lovely occasion.

    Amanda
    agtobler @ yahoo.com

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  128. Oh, I love that scarf! Very cute. I like drinking chocolate... it's like drinking a melted chocolate bar! YUUUUMMM! :) Thanks for the great giveaway!

    I am also hosting a giveaway on my blog!

    shealynnbenner.blogspot.com

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  129. Totally peppermints and what a fun scarf! Thanks for the chance!

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  130. Beautiful scarf...and I love peppermint syrup mixed in at a coffee place...or marshmallows. I'm really not picky! :)

    adamandem at yahoo dot com

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  131. Irish cream is my favourite add-in, but marshmallows are great for a day time treat.

    Thank you for the chance at your giveaway and have a great holiday.

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  132. cute scarf. I like my hot chocolate plain.....as in no toddler fingers dipped in it.

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  133. marshmallows, always marshmallows. I love this scarf!

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  134. The scarf is beautiful.

    I make hot chocolate with a powder mix, stir in some hershey's syrup, add some half & half / hot water, top with whipped cream, sprinkle jimmies on top AND add a chocolate bar on the side.

    Thanks for the giveaway! Beth

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  135. So pretty!

    Definitely marshmallows!

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  136. whip cream...

    Great Giveaway! Nice to meet you! You can see my giveaway here:

    http://aprylian.blogspot.com/

    Apryl

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  137. I like a little cinnamon and sugar sprinkled on top. thanks for a chance to win...

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  138. Love the scarf! I love peppermint sticks and marshmallows in my hot cocoa. Thanks!

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  139. marshmallows, melting slowly.

    or a salted caramel whip cream frenzy in a mug from starbucks.

    My blog is not about crafting but parenting . .http://www.lesanndeville.blogspot.com/
    thanks for the giveaway!

    - Donna

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  140. I think I like plain hot chocolate with marshmallows. But for hot tea, I really like Chai tea.

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  141. marshmallows and if i dont have that then whipped cream is a good substitute.
    http://www.mysecondeducation.com

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  142. marshmallows, lots of marshmallows!

    the scarf is lovely!

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  143. i 'm a marshmallows and candy cane kind of gal myself.

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  144. Marshmallows
    don't have a blog
    Melissa
    mbabecka@hotmail.com
    Thanks

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  145. I love marshmallows!!!! and your scarf :)

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  146. I'm definitely thinking Baileys is the best addition to hot cocoa! haha or just plain marshmallows!

    And thanks for the giveaway, you can find me at nadaletfam.blogspot.com

    megan.nadalet[at]gmail[dot]com

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  147. I love marshmallows!!!
    junglewife AT gmail DOT com

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  148. Ooo I just love the colors on the scarf and the wonderful fabric you used. My favorite hot chocolate is the raspberry ones, but during this time of year, I love to hang one of the small candy canes on the edge of my hot chocolate cup. The candy cane dipped in the hot chocolate adds a nice minty flavor :)

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  149. My favorite mix in would be butterscotch schnapps. MMM hot toddy

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  150. The scarf is -wonderful-. I'm a traditionalist, marshmallows all the way!

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  151. I always add marshmellows to my hot chocolate but I really love home made cream

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  152. That is so cute... Would love to stay warm with that..
    Thank you..
    Terri E

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  153. I like a little bit of cayenne to kick it up! But Peppermint extract is a close second.

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  154. marshmellows, and if i wasn't pregnant - peppermint schnapps. :)

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  155. absolutely gorgeous! such fun colors too :) peppermint is by far my favorite addition to a perfect, rich hot chocolate. :)

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  156. Bailey's! Sorry...but it's the truth! Very cute scarf!

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  157. Beautiful scarf!

    I love to add cinnamon to my hot chocolate.

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  158. Marshmallows, of course!What a nice giveaway, thanks so much!

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  159. I love adding peppermint extract and whipped cream on top! So yum!

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  160. Wow, it's wool! I am so loving wool lately. I think it is because I just moved to another climate. Count me in!

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  161. I'm throwing in my vote for mini-marshmallows. Although I won't turn down a mint hot coco either! Come to think of it, I don't think I'd ever turn down any hot chocolate of any kind!

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  162. I like marshmallows. Yum!

    http://justniftythrifty.blogspot.com/

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  163. I like adding a bit of Bailey's to my hot chocolate - mmmmm.

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  164. How cute! I love that scarf! My favorite is milk chocolate with marshmellows! Yum! I sure hope I win!

    http://www.thefancyfritter.blogspot.com

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  165. I like to stir a candy cane into my hot cocoa!
    doot65{at}comcast[dot]net

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  166. I love candy canes in my hot chocolate. Yum yum. I don't have a blog yet, or I'd include a link!

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  167. I'm not sure what your cutoff time was so I'm going to comment just in case ;) I know a lot of the blogs were extending their deadline because of the amount of blogs participating. I've never been adventurous with my hot chocolate, just marshmellows! But I've thought abut differnt add ins for this season. I;ve tried "Mexican Hot Chocolate" before though, and really liked it!!

    My Blog
    clwendy at yahoo dot com

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