Martha + Macy’s {+ a giveaway}

I have an utter weakness for Robin’s Egg Blue, even if it’s just the slightest touch of it on dinnerware. This translates to a weakness for all things Martha Stewart. Sometimes, I find myself just wandering around Macy’s admiring all the beautiful Martha items.  Let’s face it: this woman really knows what the rest of us want.

That’s why I was glad to hear that Macy’s is hosting a free workshop for multicultural- and woman-owned emerging vendors in New York City this Spring. Martha won’t be there (neither she nor her company are involved), but you could be. If you’re interested in going, I’d suggest looking at the application. You could learn from major industry experts, make some fantastic connection, walk around the streets of NYC in your spare time… And who knows — you could be the next big name.

Here’s a little extra bonus: If you comment on this post, you could win a $50 gift certificate to Macy’s to buy whatever you want. I’d be flattered if you tweeted about it, but I’m not going to give you too many rules for this one. Just comment and tell me something nice. Have I mentioned how nice you are? Like cupcakes.

And I make this promise to the winner (who will be randomly selected at 3pm PST on Friday, February 11th — so you have until then to enter), I won’t attempt to vicariously purchase anything Robin’s Egg Blue through you.

{All images via Macy’s Online Shopping.  Fine print: Martha Stewart is in no way involved with the Macy’s workshop, and I’m receiving no compensation to host this giveaway (it’s all for you). The winner will be selected using and that person’s email address will be sent to my contact who will send out the gift card.}

Update: The winner of the gift card is Mami2jcn. Congrats!


  • Tracey

    I’m a big fan of robin’s egg blue myself! I don’t worry about matching patterns and colors of “china” anymore. I just collect as I go when the color speaks to me.

  • Vicky Jean-Louis

    This is so fun!
    I wish I could visit NY for that workshop, it looks really interesting, but I’m too far (Canada).
    Enjoy it for me!!!!

  • bunny

    who doesn’t love a giveaway?!?! and tweet i shall.

  • Julie-Inspired

    Fun giveaway..those cupcakes remind me of the ones at the Kate Spade party, yum!

  • allyn

    what a fantastic giveaway! beautiful cupcakes. what’s not to love about the natural shade of robin’s egg blue? i’m also ordering a martha stewart-esque dessert party, please. let’s plan it for a california spring day, yes?

  • Donna

    I love Robin’s egg blue too, must remind me of a Tiffany’s box – LOL! Those dessert plates are so fun!

  • jenny d

    Your blog is like a cupcake, too. It’s beautiful and sweet and always makes me smile. The only difference is that I read your blog in the morning because it’s a lovely day brightener with breakfast… and I can’t say I’d want to eat cupcakes for breakfast. That’s what muffins are for.

    p.s. Thank you for your comments on my recent posts. They were very welcome hugs. And yes, phone date soon.

  • abigail

    I love that first image, yellow walls, robins egg blue detail on the china. perfect.
    I want to be the next Martha Stewart! Well, really I just want her farm (and the staff to go with it.) Don’t much want to put myself on tv.

  • Michelle

    I absolutely love Martha. And those plates are amazing! Now if only I could travel to New York for the workshop!

  • Kelly

    Love your blog just found it and will be a new regular!!!

  • Lillian (Unstitched.)

    Martha’s such a genius. How does she DO what she does??
    And a nice thing: I so *heart* you, Brandi. You’re such a dear :)

  • Lauren

    I didn’t even know this existed! How awesome for any cool women owned businesses. Very cool Brandi!

  • Sandy a la Mode

    i LOVE martha stewart!! she is sooo dang crafty and talented!! i only wish to accomplish half of what she does in her lifetime and yet that is still a feat!! i’d LOVE to attend that workshop, i’ll go if you go!! ;) one nice thing: i love how sweet and thoughtful all the comments you leave on my blog are! :)

  • rachel thomas

    cupcakes are nice, especially for breakfast! thanks for being such a gracious hostess!

  • In Honor Of Design

    That workshop sounds right up my ally:)
    What a fun and fabulous giveaway Brandi! Will make sure and tweet:)

  • maya

    You are one great lady hosting this giveaway! Sadly, I dont own my own business but will forcing my mother who does to sign up! As always..thanks for sharing some great information!

  • Abbey *capital a*

    martha maniac. period.

  • Design Elements

    I’m a fan of Robin’s Egg Blue too :-)…and I agree with Jenny…your blog is like a cupcake. hugs to you, Brandi

  • Laken

    Oh, Martha. She’s just the best. At everything.

    The yellow and white in these pictures makes my heart happy :)

  • Karissa Ferguson

    I would love to buy something Martha from Macy’s :)

  • Erin

    Oh look at all the yellow!!! Makes me smile :)

    Brandi – you are a natural at connecting with people. It is such a gift you have, and definitely a habit you have, of making people feel important and special and connected to you whether it be through the written word or your adorable notes. You are the best!!

    If chooses me, I will purchase what I always purchase at Macy’s – wedding presents! This year is nice and light, only 3 weddings so far!

  • sarah.wandering.

    it’s that cupcake holder i’m in love with. despite the fact that martha is annoying, let’s face it, she’s amazing and creative and i want to be her. without the attitude. and blonde hair. but i want to be her.

    happy wednesday brandi!

  • Mami2jcn

    That cupcake stand is adorable!

  • kimbirdy

    i love robbin’s egg blue too! it’s oh so pretty. and speaking of pretty, you have such pretty pretty hair! i bet you have a lot of fun matching colors of your outfits with the red of you hair.

  • honeymyheart

    i heart martha :)

  • {be merry} kate

    I have a love/hate with Martha. My mom has more of just a hate for her. My mom taught me everything that Martha’s ever tried to teach me, so I guess I understand where Momma is coming from. But secretly I do love her! I’m always checking Martha for new crafts and recipes.


  • alexa

    Aren’t you the sweetest for hosting this giveaway! **fingers crossed**

  • Emily

    I love Martha Stewart it is so true no one does things as well as she does sometimes. I have to say I love all the yellow in this post and can I please please get one of those cupcakes I would really love one right now :).

    Thanks for hosting this nice giveaway Brandi! XOXO

  • Charlotte

    There is seriously nothing I love more than Martha Stewart… the website, the show, the line, the magazine, the brand, the lady herself! It’s all amazing.

  • Aubreylaine

    I’d love to win :) Thank you!

  • vivien @ the eclectic life

    I, too, love and get weak in knees over Robin’s Egg Blue. If I won, I would save the card until I could afford the Robin’s Egg Blue KitchenAide Mixer. Good choice, no?

  • Amy

    Thank you for sharing information about the Workshop! I am definitely going to stop by and see if I am eligible to attend for my up and coming business! :)

    In the meantime, a gift certificate to Macy’s would be awesome. With birthdays, Valentines, and weddings coming up, a little help along the way would be extra nice.

    And lastly, on the day before the year of the rabbit, I just wanted to wish you a very happy new year Brandi! May 2011 bring you much love and happiness.

  • rebecca

    martha stewart makes me feel like a complete failure. she can do it all! but she rocks, of course.

  • kelly

    Martha, Martha, Martha. I love it. Blue and yellow are my new favorite colors for spring.

  • tara

    oh please be nice to me love love love martha.

  • Deanna G.

    I love Macy’s! Count me in, please. :)

  • Marthalynn

    I agree with you, Martha knows my inner longings to be a domestic goddess. I’ve been trying to emulate her since I was barely a tween! Thanks for being such a bright spot in my day. Your blog is happiness :)

  • Phyllis Castenholz

    I love your blog and enjoy your posts and the beautiful pictures that accompany them. Makes me want to shopping at Macy’s.

    We shared the pillow dream. I think mine has become reality. More pillows than anyone I know! Some snarky comments from friends, but that’s just jealousy talking….I know they wish for the same thing.

  • angie

    aw brandi. thank you for the chance to win!! martha stewart is always a great inspiration to all of us.

  • Krista

    I would love to buy some cute little kitchen accessories with this! In fact, those cupcakes look amazing, and it just so happens that I’m missing a cupcake pan!

  • jozen

    robin egg’s blue, yellow and charcoal is my dream colour combo at the moment!

  • courtney d

    great giveaway! those cupcakes look fabulous! yumm!

  • Aubreylaine

    I would love to win :)
    Thanks so much!! :)

  • Lara Alexander

    Fun giveaway! I would love to replace some of the dishware my son has broken in my house!

  • Liz M.

    Thanks for the giveaway! I love robin’s egg blue myself and dream of doing up a fifties-style kitchen in red and aqua someday!

  • Quiana

    Sounds like a fantastic program! Thank you for sharing.

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