Bloggers Jewelry Contest!

I urge all of you bloggers to visit a really cool new jewelry competition on this fun jewelry website called Lushae from Brea, Californai! Sarah’s store sells adorable beautiful jewelry items that are a perfect way to dress up your outfit for times when you add a splash of dazzle and color without investing in something expensive as David Yurman. As a contestant, you can remain entered for as long as you wish, and you will automatically go in a drawing each month for as long as they continue to display the Badge on your blog.
The link is here: http://www.jewelryartdesigns.com/jewelry-jad.asp?p=Win-Jewelry&xref=pinkwashingtoniette.blogspot.com. Take a peek at the jewelry, and best of luck with the drawing! May you be one of the lucky winners!


Cupcake Sisters Filming New Show

I’m delighted to announce that Georgetown Cupcake will be coming to your television screen in a few months! TLC is doing a special series on the cupcake sisters that will follow the lives of founders Katherine Kallinis and Sophie LaMontagne as they build and promote their blossoming cupcake business. Filming began in Washington Friday and will continue throughout the spring. Customers are still allowed inside during the taping, as the store remains open, but a sign at the door advises them they are entering the “videotaping for a television program” and by doing so are consenting to appear in the show “without compensation throughout the universe.” Cupcake Sisters is planned to air in the summer on TLC.

When the tiny jewel box cupcakerie opened two years ago in a small townhouse in Georgetown, it was an instant hit, spawning lines around the block. Within months, the sisters were making as many as five thousand cupcakes every day! Now they have expanded to a larger location fronting on M street in Georgetown as well as opening a location in Bethesda. They even ship cupcakes around the country!

The idea behind the new tv show is to show the dynamics of running a fast-paced bakery. Customers on the outside see the pretty cupcakes in the cute shops, but the show will aim to reveal the inside scoop on what it takes to run a business. The film crew will join the sisters at charity events where they build sculptures out of cupcakes and listen in as they make tough decisions about how to grow their family-run business. While this will be a reality tv show, it seems like it will be a departure from the catfights and backstabbing so often seen on those sorts of shows and rather be entertaining and inspiring. Kallinis admits, however, that there might be a little sprinkle throwing! Stay tuned for what promises to be this fall’s sweetest new show.


Sweet Stuff!

Happy Valentines Day!

In the spirit of sweet things on Valentines Day, I wanted to share Kelly Ripa's Cake Off with all of you. Vote for your favorite cake in Kelly's Cake Off. For every vote, Electrolux is donating $1 to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

You can get in on the "baking", too. When you send a virtual cake to a friend, Electrolux will donate another $1 to the cause. And each day you vote or send a cake, you'll be entered for a chance to win a new Induction Range. Electrolux is donating $100 to OCRF for every range purchased this month.

It’s all part of kitchen queen Kelly Ripa’s Cake Off for a Cause in support of the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF), where five teams of baking enthusiasts decorated their own masterpieces. Go online to choose the creation that satisfied your sweet tooth. For every vote cast, Electrolux Appliances will donate $1* to the OCRF as part of its $500,000 commitment to the cause, and you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a stylish new induction range.



Pink Swap with Pink Tutu

Thank you to The Pink Tutu for the wonderful swap package! Pink Tutu and I were paired up for Monograms and Manicures' 2nd Annual Pink Swap, and it was such fun to swap pink presents with each other. Here are a few pictures of the delightful package that arrived on my snowy doorstoop all the way from sunny Celebration, Florida. I loved every item, from the Lilly Pulitzer napkins and pink polka dot magnetic frame to the Lilly party goody bags (I sent one to Pink Tutu too, great minds think alike!!). Thank you for everything, Pink Tutu! I hope to visit Celebration, FL someday where I'm sure your neighborhood and house is as adorable as your taste in pink!


Giveaway from Confessions of a Slacker Mom!

In the spirit of Valentines Day, Confessions of a Semi-Slacker Mom is giving away a variety of lovely preppy indulgences! Head on over here to read her blog and enter for a chance to win.