A “Charm”ing Giveaway!

by Jenn (eating bender) on May 22, 2009

**I am gone for the weekend and will catch up on any questions when I get back!**

TGIF, everyone! This scheduled post is very exciting because it coincides with a great new opportunity being offered by none other than Mara of What’s For Dinner? About two months ago, Mara contacted me and told me of a great idea she had in the works. Turns out, her dad is a jeweler/sculptor, and is excellent at sculpting tiny versions of things. They came up with an idea to create a food blogger/food pendant to first give away, then later sell to food bloggers and foodies.

Well, last week, the finished product was given to me, and I am honored to host one of the first giveaways! So just what little charm did Mara and her dad create?


A PB jar!! How cute is that? You can see the peanut and tiny hearts on the jar :) I think it’s adorable.

So to celebrate Mara’s new undertaking, she has kindly allowed me to give one of her charms away to one lucky winner! I’ll also be throwing in another “foodie” item that has yet to be determined. Is there any particular food or product on my blog that would interest you if you won?

Keeping that question in mind, here are the rules!

  • Leave a comment on this post.

Um yeah, that’s it! I decided that with the craziness of the end of the school year, it would be easiest if all the entries were in one place πŸ˜‰ So leave a comment for a chance to win! If you’d prefer to link back from your blog, that’s fine, too. The giveaway ends at midnight on June 1. Be sure to check out Mara’s blog for more details, since she is the ring leader of this whole thing!

Well ladies and gents, as Nelly would say, you can find me in St. Louis. Have a good weekend!

Charmed, I’m sure,


1 eatingbirdfood May 22, 2009 at 6:22 am

Such a cute charm… Mara’s Dad is talented!

Now I’ll have that song stuck in my head all day… it’s cool though because I love me some Nelly. Have fun in Missouri Jenn!!

2 Abby May 22, 2009 at 6:35 am

Could there be anything better than taking a charming jar of PB with you everywhere you go? Since PB is always close to my heart…okay, cheesy.

Anyway, enjoy your holiday weekend and I look forward to you posting your adventures when you return.

3 dailygoods May 22, 2009 at 6:49 am

i LOVE this!!! :) omg so perfect for us foodies!

4 Keegan May 22, 2009 at 6:52 am

Seriously adorable! Life doesn’t get much better than PB!

5 brandi May 22, 2009 at 6:58 am

“charmed, I’m sure” – too cute :)

that pendant is SO cute!

Have a SAFE and fun trip!!

6 suzanne May 22, 2009 at 7:05 am

Oh that is too cute!! And it would start some conversations :)

7 Emily May 22, 2009 at 7:06 am

That’s the cutest little charm!

I hope you have a great trip! :)

8 Kristin May 22, 2009 at 7:08 am

what a cute charm! have a fabulous birthday!

9 Kristin May 22, 2009 at 7:08 am

oh my word – by birthday i meant vacation. lol.

10 ksgoodeats May 22, 2009 at 7:11 am

A PB jar?! How perfect!! The next best thing for you would be a coffee cocoa charm πŸ˜‰

11 jenngirl May 22, 2009 at 7:15 am

OO a pb jar is classic!! Have a great weekend Jenn!

12 *Andrea* May 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

so cute! i love it!

13 Anne K. May 22, 2009 at 7:19 am

That charm is so cute! What a great idea πŸ˜€

14 Anna May 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

AHH that is the cutest thing ever!

15 Hangry Pants May 22, 2009 at 7:20 am

Aw that is such a cute charm!!!

16 CaSaundra May 22, 2009 at 7:25 am

What a fun idea! Creativity rocks =)

17 Erica May 22, 2009 at 7:26 am

Oh my gosh I love it- tooo freaking cute. Ow if I won I’d want one of your lazy chef creations- maybe Betta Banana bread or maple raisin pumpkin bread!

18 Vani May 22, 2009 at 7:31 am

awesome giveaway!!! too cute.

19 Gina May 22, 2009 at 7:34 am

Wow, that charm is so cute!!

20 prettyladycmu May 22, 2009 at 7:35 am

Such a cute charm, and such attention to detail!! Have a wonderful trip :)

21 Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) May 22, 2009 at 7:46 am

PB is the best, so cute! I would try anything you would throw in with it, I’m not picky πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the giveaway!

22 Nicole May 22, 2009 at 7:47 am

that is so cute! ahh I love it (:
great giveaway!!

23 Andrea (Off Her Cork) May 22, 2009 at 7:51 am

Cute! Well if it’s a PB jar, maybe a few nut butter jars to accompany it! πŸ˜€

24 Krista May 22, 2009 at 7:57 am

That is the best!!! What a great idea.

I would have to agree with the other commenters about nut butters perking my interest!

Have a great weekend…..;)

25 HelpMeghanRun May 22, 2009 at 7:59 am

I love it! Though I would tell everyone it was an almond butter jar. :)

26 Lara (Thinspired) May 22, 2009 at 8:15 am

I’m so excited about this giveaway :) I love them both but I thought the laptop was seriously cute. How cool that you got your very own special one!

27 Monica May 22, 2009 at 8:20 am

The charm is so cute! Have a fantastic weekend in St. Louis!!

28 ellie May 22, 2009 at 8:24 am

such a cute necklace! what a great gift for foodies :)

29 Rose May 22, 2009 at 8:25 am

Mara’s Dad did a great job on that!

30 carolinebee May 22, 2009 at 8:34 am

haha OMG i have that Nelly cd, love it. Mara and her pops are awesome!! I had almost forgotten about this little idea! And if I win you have to come to LA again πŸ˜€

31 Laura May 22, 2009 at 8:49 am

this is such a GREAT idea. its so adorable, i want it so badly!

32 Nicole May 22, 2009 at 8:53 am

So cute!! I love this.

33 haya May 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

cool! hmmmm something amazing grass maybe

34 Hil May 22, 2009 at 9:01 am

Lol! A PB jar? Too true, too true.

35 Alison May 22, 2009 at 9:17 am

How cute! I love jewelry. What a creative idea.

36 verbalriot May 22, 2009 at 9:26 am

It’s such a cute charm, I’d love it!

37 Shannon (The Daily Balance) May 22, 2009 at 9:27 am

have an AMAZING vaca, my dear! I am so jealous of you right now (p.s. – this is not an entry!)

38 Lindsay May 22, 2009 at 9:44 am

That is totally adorable and I would totally buy it if I could!! I hope that I have a great chance of winning and I would love to have any of the baked goods that you experiment on each week on the blog and I hope you have a great weekend in St. Louis…. I am going there too to see my mom!! :)

39 Joanna May 22, 2009 at 9:46 am

This is so cute! I love all the nut butters (and PB2) on your blog. Have fun in St. Louis. I go to college there, so I know there are plenty of foodie spots to enjoy!

40 Divya vikram May 22, 2009 at 9:53 am

SO cute! I adore such ornaments!

41 Amanda May 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

Hey Jenn! That PB Jar is a perfect representation for food bloggers–probably looks a lot better than an oatmeal bowl charm.

I’m in St. Louis too this weekend! I went home to visit the family. Maybe I’ll run into you at Ted Drewes!

42 Mariposa May 22, 2009 at 9:59 am

that is the cutest little necklace!!

43 Fitzalan May 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

Oh wow, that piece of jewelry is incredible and totally fitting! Hope I win it. :)

Have a great weekend in St. Louis!

Happiness Awaits

44 Sarah May 22, 2009 at 10:09 am

SUCH a cool idea!! enter me up :-)

have fun this weekend!

45 Bec May 22, 2009 at 10:13 am

love it, such a neat little charm!

46 Alisa - Frugal Foodie May 22, 2009 at 10:21 am

That PB jar is too cute! Count me in for the giveaway!

47 justine May 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

What an awesome idea! I love it <3!

48 Melissa Good Taste May 22, 2009 at 10:23 am

Super duper cute! I love PB!

49 Pearl May 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

omgosh SO cute! i totally recall this being posted on facebook!

50 sweetandnatural May 22, 2009 at 10:39 am

Adorable! Have fun in the Lou!

51 lora May 22, 2009 at 10:40 am

such a cute charm! peanut butter is a great idea! so is cereal :)

52 Denise May 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

I LOVE little charms. So cute and simple!! Pick me!

53 Jess May 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

Unfortunately, I don’t have a blog, but I have to delurk to enter this contest – I love peanut butter and necklaces! If I won, I think I’d have to ask for the “Choconana Pudding Muffins” – they look delicious!

54 runjess May 22, 2009 at 10:57 am

That is so cute. I love unique charms.

I’ve always wanted to try PB2.

55 Natalie M May 22, 2009 at 11:42 am

adorable! thanks for the fun giveaway :) gotta love the easy ones!!

56 Audrey May 22, 2009 at 12:03 pm

Love that charm!

57 Shelby May 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

Could that charm be any cuter?! I would love to win it, as I love me some PB!

58 Meghann May 22, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I love these little charms! I hope to win one or will be purchasing one myself :)

59 Andrea May 22, 2009 at 12:13 pm

I can’t remember if you said why you’re going to St. Louis, but if you have time you MUST go to City Museum if you’ve never been before. I only got to spend an hour and a half there, but it was the best part of my trip!

60 janetha May 22, 2009 at 12:34 pm

holler, sign me up for an entry!

61 Diana (Soap & Chocolate) May 22, 2009 at 12:48 pm

Too adorable for words. What a great idea!

I have a giveaway goin too – Vitatops!

62 Erin May 22, 2009 at 1:02 pm

CHARMED I’M SURE! You’re so silly and cute :)
I’d love to try anything you’d like to send my way honey!

63 Shirley May 22, 2009 at 1:39 pm

OMG, that’s too cute! you can sign me up for that!

64 Laura E May 22, 2009 at 1:43 pm

That is SO adorable. What an amazing talent, too. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

65 AnAppleADay May 22, 2009 at 1:46 pm

so prettty! thank you!

66 jk May 22, 2009 at 1:49 pm

that’s a pretty charm

67 jayme May 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm

wow, i would love to win that necklace

68 june May 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

great giveaway and blog

69 hyang May 22, 2009 at 1:51 pm

pretty pendant

70 Caitlin May 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I must admit that I immediately fell in love with that peanut butter charm!

71 runningwithin May 22, 2009 at 3:11 pm

That charm is absolutley adorable!!

72 Danielle May 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm

That is such an incredible creation! Mine? Please :)

73 Kaley May 22, 2009 at 4:12 pm

Yay me. I’d love one, along with anything foodie-ish really. I’m not picky at all!

74 Lauren May 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

What an adorable charm! I love it.

This is also a wonderful giveaway. Hope I win!!!

75 erinbee May 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm

haha. youre a hoot. also. i want!!!

76 Aimee May 22, 2009 at 7:40 pm

These charms are so darn cute :)

77 lilveggiepatch May 22, 2009 at 8:36 pm

That’s adorable! I need a silver jar of peanut butter in my life.

78 Vicki May 22, 2009 at 8:41 pm

JUST found your blog! Coooool! I’m going through all your recipes and reviews….love it! The necklace is really neat too! Would love it…Love the nut butters! Thanks so much for the neat blog!

79 jocelyneatsfresh May 22, 2009 at 8:53 pm

that is so cute!!!!! I want one! lol

80 hjartas May 22, 2009 at 10:11 pm

ahhh, here is my entry.
cute necklace :)

81 biz319 May 22, 2009 at 10:17 pm

I think those are so cute – have a safe weekend!

82 eatavegan May 23, 2009 at 4:47 am

Such a cute charm!! Have fun in St. Louis — can’t wait to hear all about it when you get back!

83 jenny May 23, 2009 at 5:03 am

that’s absolutely adorable! and i just ate peanut butter toast, so totally appropriate.

i think a spoon would be cute =)

84 Tara May 23, 2009 at 9:08 am

That jar is so cute, I had to come out or lurk-land for this contest! Just about any nut-butter related giveaway is enough to make me happy πŸ˜€

85 Melissa S. May 23, 2009 at 12:41 pm

What a great giveaway and work by Mara!!!

have fun on your weekend! can’t wait to catch up!

86 Heather Eats Almond Butter May 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm

I MUST HAVE THAT CHARM. So adorable. I can see where Mara gets her creative gene.

Hope you’re having a blast in St. Louis, and I loved seeing the pictures from your cookout at Mara’s. I totally would have eaten that pepper that got away. :)

Enjoy a Ted Drewe’s Concrete for me!

87 Briana May 23, 2009 at 3:17 pm

Awww, that is possibly the cutest piece of jewelery I’ve ever seen!

Have fun this weekend :)

88 Criztawl May 23, 2009 at 3:47 pm

That is a really cute charm … it would look nice on me :)

89 TorontoGirloutWest May 23, 2009 at 4:35 pm

I’d LOVE to win me one of those! πŸ˜‰

90 Michelle May 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm

Yay foodie charm!! Nice!

91 Sharon May 23, 2009 at 8:05 pm

Oh wow, that is so adorable!!!

92 nikislosingit May 23, 2009 at 11:03 pm

That is adorable! What a “charming” idea!

93 Emma May 23, 2009 at 11:20 pm

Wow this is the nices giveaway Iv ever seen, its amazing! For those who don’t win, the next best thing to the charm would be a PB tattoo lol

94 Nicole May 23, 2009 at 11:55 pm

omg how adorable!! i love it!

95 Briana May 24, 2009 at 7:30 am

Although I already said this, that charm is adorable. What talent!

Besides that, I was wondering if you could help me. I entered a sandwich in the Arnold’s Sandwich Challenge after seeing it on your blog, and guess what? I’m a finalist somehow :). I was hoping you could maybe ask your readers to vote, or at least let them know the contest is going on. My sandwich is the roasted red pepper and spinach grilled cheese with pesto mayo if you would like to vote for a reader :) Thanks a bunch :)


96 megs May 24, 2009 at 9:12 am

that is so cute.

97 ikkinlala May 24, 2009 at 12:34 pm

I hope you’re having a good weekend, and I’d love to enter your giveaway if Canadians may.

98 Julia (Jogging My Memory) May 24, 2009 at 1:05 pm

These charms are so adorable, I love peanut butter!

99 Kristie May 24, 2009 at 1:45 pm

So so cute, what a perfect little charm!

Hope your weekend is going well Jenn!

100 Gina G May 24, 2009 at 8:08 pm

that is adorable! i would love any! but i forsurely love the pb jar!

101 JW May 24, 2009 at 8:27 pm

Cute! PB love!

102 burpexcuzme May 24, 2009 at 10:14 pm

If I won that charm, I would wear it to my grave! SOOO adorable!

103 Ashley C. May 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm

I love these charms- so adorable!

104 Marianne May 25, 2009 at 12:37 am

Very cute – a pb jar is very appropriate πŸ˜€

And if I had to be interested in anything on your blog, it would be any fun food you can’t get in Canada (as in, anything from Trader Joes? HA!)

105 Annabel May 25, 2009 at 1:12 am

Adorable lil charm! (p.s. just found your blog and am lovin’ it!)

106 heatherfeather May 25, 2009 at 6:42 am

i am definitely a pb girl, so this charm would go perfectly on my charm bracelet!!!

107 Mara @ What's For Dinner? May 25, 2009 at 9:12 am

Not entering (obviously!) BUT I think everyone should know that they can purchase charms on my site for only $7!!

108 Maeonia May 25, 2009 at 9:30 am

Very cute charm πŸ˜€

109 luckytastebuds May 25, 2009 at 11:58 am

hmmm if i ever won anything from Eating bender…I’d say a date with Jenn. heheheheh OH OH sorry didn’t mean to be creepy. I would LOOOVE to have one of your creations involving those adorable pumpkin muffins with a teddy graham on top. πŸ˜› *drool* OR!!!! I could totally do any of your wraps with humbecue. πŸ˜›

110 Nicci May 25, 2009 at 5:59 pm

I think this foodie charm is sooo cute! I’d love to win or buy one when they become available!

111 Donna May 25, 2009 at 10:32 pm

I could eat peanut butter at every meal! LOL Not to mention make it in my vita-mix every chance I get. What an adorable charm!

112 Kristina May 26, 2009 at 10:50 am

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113 Marissa M May 26, 2009 at 1:31 pm

Id love to win that cute charm!! Thanks Jenn :).. I hope you had a relaxing memorial day weekend!!

114 Jessica May 26, 2009 at 2:47 pm

hey! I started following your blog after finding your awesome eggnog punch recipe – yummy!

love your tips and pictures!

115 Angela May 26, 2009 at 7:36 pm

I love these charms!

116 luckytastebuds May 26, 2009 at 9:07 pm

Hi Jenn! I know you already get a TON of these, but I just gave you a cyber bra today for all your support and bloggie love. :) I love being able to share all my foodie secrets and tips with ya. Let me know how the gym thing is working out!!!!

117 Monica May 26, 2009 at 10:30 pm

I love love love this! Peanut butter is such a good staple in many dishes.

118 lindsmm May 27, 2009 at 7:11 am

I love it! I hope that I win!

119 Phoebe May 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm

I’m Phoebe and I am a new blogger, and I just wanted to say “hi”.
Anyway, that charm is adorable! Also, I really really want to try “zevia”. I have tracked it down via the store locater on the website and i plan to buy it on friday.

120 kellybean May 28, 2009 at 6:41 pm

omg i love that charm! so cute! and i love peanut butter too.. yummm (:

121 Kim May 29, 2009 at 4:29 pm

I agree with everyone, the charm is super cute!

122 LauraECU May 29, 2009 at 5:14 pm

Cute charm! I LOVE peanut butter :)

123 Kelsey May 30, 2009 at 8:15 am


124 Emily May 31, 2009 at 10:46 am

ADORABLE! I would love to win!

125 Jenn May 31, 2009 at 5:25 pm

Nothing could be more appropriate than a peanut butter charm hanging from my neck, since pb is usually smudged on my lips!! How cool!

126 May May 31, 2009 at 7:18 pm

That is insanely cute! I would definitely be over the moon if I won!

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