Smarty Team Note: We’ve been busy over in Smartyland making our lists and checking ’em twice. As always, we wanted to share some holiday cheer with all of you! Get ready for over a week of holiday giveaways. Keep checking CSP daily to find a new present just for you. And make sure to enter them all. You can’t win if you don’t enter!! Merry, Merry! ~ Love, The CSP Elves
Merry, Merry: Takes the Cake
Co-founders Carolee Sinton and Jen Nowak are two Charlotte moms (of four, I might add) and good friends of Smarty! They established Takes the Cake in 2012, motivated by compliments and interest for their incredible-tasting pound cake. They have taken what was once a simple and gracious gesture between two friends and turned it into an exciting baking venture.
Their pound cake, made from a decades-old family recipe, is made from scratch with only 8 natural ingredients. They never use anything artificial and never use preservatives, resulting in a delicious (and many say addictive) pound cake. In additional to the traditional pound cake, they come include an array of seasonal flavors. Wrapped beautifully, these cakes make a gift that leaves an impression not only because of the amazing taste! We like to give these DELISH pound cakes as hostess gifts, teacher gifts, birthday cakes – the list goes on!
The Smarty Takes the Cake Giveaway:
Our lucky Smarty will win a $50 gift card to purchase the perfect holiday cake!
Here’s how to enter:
1) Sign up for the weekly Smarty Newsletter.
2) Get social and follow CSP on Facebook and Instagram and Takes the Cake on Facebook and Instagram.
3) Tell us in the comments below what is your #1 holiday activity this season.
That’s it! We will announce winners December 17, so stay tuned, Smarties, and Merry, Merry!
Note: Winner must live in Greater Charlotte area to claim her prize.
Make sure to keep checking CSP DAILY for a NEW holiday giveaway each day! And share with your gal pals, there is enough for everyone to share! Here is our lineup so far:
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #1 – Four tickets to Dec. 11 Charlotte Ballet Nutcracker performance , a $456 value!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #2: 20-minute studio session with Little Nest, 2 digital photos, 5 X 7 print, $230 value!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #3: Patagonia hoody from Jesse Browns, valued at $79!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #4: Charlotte Gift box from Gathered, valued at $85!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #5: $50 gift card from Boem!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #6: $50 gift card from Takes the Cake!
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #7: 100 Days of Real Food Meal Planner
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #8: Bracelet from HOLST + LEE, valued at $105.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaways #9a and #9b: Buffalo Jackson’s Madison Waxed Canvas Clutch for her, $124.95 and Dakota Leather Bifold Wallet and Camera Strap for him, $126.92.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #10: $50 gift card to Monkee’s of Charlotte.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #11: Free hour of service from Simplicity Organizers plus $50 donation to charity of choice, total value of $115.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #12: Erin McDermott bracelet stack and earrings, valued at $198.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #13: Bourbon & Boweties bracelet stack valued at $105.
Smarty Days of Christmas Giveaway #14: The Emmanuel Cross
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Drinking hot chocolate and looking at lights in my neighborhood
Seeing the lights in McAdenville
Christmas movies with my family!
Gingerbread houses & cocoa at the Ballantyne!
Riding around and seeing all the lights!
Seeing the Santa of South Charlotte!
Flying home and seeing the family we haven’t seen in 2 years.
Christmas Lights around town
Walking with my family to see the lights on hillside
Carrying out our holiday traditions with my kids who are practically adults!
Hanging with my awesome parents on Christmas Day!