Happy New Year and an IPad Giveaway!

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I’m so excited! Happy New Year everyone! It’s 2013 and the best way to start out the new year is with a new toy. Well a new toy for you anyway. I’m now the only person in my house that doesn’t have a tablet of some sort. Too bad I can’t win this, but you can!ย 
Buns in my Oven, Crazy for Crust, Sally’s Bakingย Addiction, In Katrina’s Kitchen, Love from the Oven, Shugary Sweets, Bakeaholic Mama, Inside Bru Crew Life, My Imperfect Kitchenย and little old ME have teamed up to give you, our wonderful readers a chance to win a brand new 16gb IPad with Retna Display.ย 
Entering is easy. Just follow the Rafflecopter Directions and Good Luck!

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And we have a Winner! Congratulations to Derek Peake!

Contest will end on January 15, 2013, 11:59 pm Eastern time. Open to US and Canada!

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About Joan Hayes

Mom to 3 teens, sweets and travel are her passions. Joan really does love her chocolate. She has a secret stash she hides from the kids and she has at least one bite of something chocolatey every day. She creates easy recipes any skill level can achieve to satisfy the sweet tooth in everyone!


  1. E-book and Fruit Ninja Game! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thank you soooooo much to all the sponsors for this giveaway! I had a tablet on my shopping list, would be so relived if I win this! ๐Ÿ™‚ x


  2. Amazon

  3. This would be great for the hubby who keeps taking the kids Kindles! lol

  4. My so would love to have this. It would be useful in school.

  5. This would be perfect for me to keep up with my small hobby business

  6. I would use my iPad mainly for recipes. Plus I have some free digital magazines I can’t claim since I only have my little iPhone.

  7. The first app I would put on my new ipad is Fairways Solitaire! Thanks for the contest!!!

  8. I’d download All Recipes ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. The first app I’d add would be Amazon! Thank you for the opportunity!

  10. I would download Piano Free with Songs

  11. Happy New Year! Not sure what’s out there. A recipe organizer?

  12. An app that keeps an inventory of what I have and then what I need to purchase.

  13. I’ll download the Kindle App!

  14. Any Disney app. We’re huge fans in our family.

  15. Flipboard ๐Ÿ™‚ Easy way to keep up with everything

  16. Words with friends.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Facebook, then Pinterest LOL
    Anne Herrin

  18. Thank you one and all for this opportunity on a chance to win! Havinh one of these would be amazing! No longer reading on my tiny phone or old computer in the mini-den.

  19. The new smaltz book.

  20. I have no idea what ap I’d add first! Maybe kindle.

  21. I have no idea where I would start, would love to have an IPad!

  22. Facebook and EReader..lol

  23. I’d download the Facebook app! Coleen (TheRedheadBaker{at}gmail dot com)

  24. First, thank you for co-hosting this giveaway! Such an amazing opportunity…I would use this for my recipes and books, definitely books. Thanks, Joan and all the other co-hosting bloggers! Happy New Year!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Facebook!!

  26. plants vs zombies and kindle reading app

  27. Pinterest and then the Kindle Reading App! : ) Tammy ~ http://www.yoursandmineareours.blogspot.com

  28. Oh I am swooning at the possibilities! While I (still) am recovering from the bad economy, I can only dream about owning such a wonderful tool. I would download a scheduler/organizer (like a work-flow type of app – is there such a creature out there?) AND I would use this as my portable portfolio, showing my photography while out and about on location, and in client conferences while placing their orders. Yes, I’ll sneak in a couple of games, too, I am sure : )- THANK YOU to all who are making this give-a-way possible! Peggy at DogBreedz.net – pet photography and gifts in celebration of YOUR pet!

  29. I’m pretty predictable…..Facebook, then Pinterest! I practically LIVE on those two sites! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Oh my goodness, too many apps to choose from–probably FB or PInterest!

    Sherry K-Jazzy Gourmet

  31. Instagram is the first app I would download. I’ve been dying to try it!

  32. Instagram ๐Ÿ™‚ Great giveaway, thanks Joan!

  33. Blackboard. I am an older college student. I have 4 kiddos and not having to drag my laptop around with all the kids stuff would be great!

  34. Thanks for the giveaway! I think Facebook or Nook.

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  36. Anonymous says:

    would love this….there are some apps that only come on the iPad.

  37. This would be so great to win!!

  38. The first app I will download is Instagram.

  39. First app…Instagram. Thank you…hope I win!

  40. facebook!

  41. Anonymous says:

    Shared on fb

  42. I would download all the social media apps first!

  43. Instagram!

  44. Patti Keil says:

    Kindle and Facebook! I would SO love to win this ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. Instagram

  46. Probably facebook

  47. The first app I would download would probably be some virus protection, I’m a nerd! LOL

  48. Probably a little boring, but I’d probably download Facebook first.

  49. Thank you wonderful ladies for sponsoring such an amazing giveaway! I’m not certain..facebook, probably. Best of luck to everyone! <3 and hugs!

  50. Hmm, not very familiar with all of the apps, but I’d probably download facebook first!

  51. download anti virus first…great prize..

  52. Pinterest!!

  53. Bible

  54. What a wonderful way to start the New Year.
    Thank you to each and every sponsor on this wonderful giveaway.
    I would probably give this as a gift to my husband and would like in Black
    Thank you

  55. The first App I’d download is Kindle ๐Ÿ™‚

  56. Nicole @WonkyW says:

    I would be downloading pinterest & instagram. Great giveaway!

  57. Shoot I am not sure what I wouldget first, good qestion.

  58. Anonymous says:

    Guess I would start with Facebook, then some recipe sites. Have so many things that would apply. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Heres hoping.

  59. The first app I would download is Kindle so that I can stop lugging around books

  60. I would head right to Instagram, love looking at pictures.

  61. I need this for all my tons of recipes. Hope I win!

  62. Love your site. Thanks for the chance to win!

  63. Love your site. Thank you for the chance to win!

  64. It would be Amazon so I can download all the e-cookbooks that I want.


  65. I would probably download Kindle first.

  66. Definitely the Kindle App…

  67. Anonymous says:

    A direct link to Chocolate, Chocolate and more. It would be a web app.

  68. First download….Pinterest myonly@yahoo.com

  69. Angry Birds. Not really an app, but that will be first!!

  70. I don’t know, since I am computer challanged and my daughter would have to help me.

  71. I would download a recipe based app first!

  72. Happy New, great giveaway

  73. This would be such a blessing for my autistic daughter – she could use it to “talk”.

  74. Anonymous says:

    I would download the Facebook app first! ~Niki

  75. A cookbook app! I have one on my phone and one on my computer, but one on a tablet would be much more handy!

  76. I don’t even know!!

  77. i’m not sure i can decide… amazon or facebook or foodnetwork…. oh yes, foodnetwork! ๐Ÿ™‚

  78. I am sure it would be facebook though knowing me if blogspot had an app , I’d do that one first so I could check my wonderful food blogs I read daily like this one..

    Waving from Houston

  79. Your blog. love it. thanks for the chance to win such a nice giveaway

  80. I would get the e reader

  81. Anonymous says:

    this would so great!!


  82. Wishing You a Happy and Healthy New Year

  83. I love your blog thanks Happy New Year

  84. it’s a toss up between FB, twitter, and pin terest

  85. this is a good site to check out!

  86. My First App would be Facebook!!

  87. Kindle! I can’t stop reading lately!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  88. Pinterest would be my first app downloaded!

  89. Wow! Generous!! I suck at apple products but would love to learn

  90. would love to win this for my son. what a great giveaway. I love pinterest and go on their site all the time. Thank you so much

  91. Facebook is the first app I would download

  92. Facebook would be my first app. ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. Anonymous says:

    Amazon video…then I’d explore the app store. I’ve never had an ipad, so that would take a while!

  94. Well, first would be the Wells Fargo app for my banking needs, then Amazon, Pinterest & Facebook would follow!

  95. Anonymous says:


  96. I’m not sure – I’ve never had a device that uses them. Probably a word game.

  97. O’ How I Need One of These – Pick me!!!!

  98. Pinterest

  99. Would love a new iPad. Would use it for everything!

  100. Draw Something. It’s really fun to play with friends.

  101. I would use it to read & comment on blogs I follow.

  102. I’m sliding in here at the last minute to enter, Joan! Such a wonderful give-away!
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

  103. First app would probably a bible app, there is just so much i think i could get done. Hopefully get more organized!!

  104. I would losd a bible app and then load facebook.

  105. Kindle and B&N reading apps!

  106. Is there a special chocolate app???

  107. Anonymous says:

    I would download FaceBook

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