Featured in Piccola Mag

My Dear Darling interviewed in the Business Showcase for Piccola Mag

When Heather of

Piccola Mag

asked if I wanted to be interviewed for their Business Showcase, I didn't hesitate to answer

YES!

with a huge smile on my face! :D Please click on over and

check out the interview

and show some love for Piccola Mag.

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I was also excited when I saw that Emily of

Emmarie Designs

shared a photo of the original penguin face card she's had up on her inspiration board for quite some time! :D Ah-mazing!

Thank you, Piccola Mag and Emily! <3

Fan Food Contest 2011

niko the penguin on a pumpkin

Enter My Dear Darling's annual Fan Food Contest 2011
From now until December 16, 2011, you have the chance to win a My Dear Darling gift! Create My Dear Darling's Niko the Penguin out of any type of food. Take a photo of your penguin creation and submit to info@mydeardarling.com!
Prizes:
1st Place Prize - Let It Snow Niko Hoodie
2nd Place Prize - Smile & Celebrate Fly High Mug Cup
3rd Place Prize - Let's Get Personalized TShirt
Rules:
* Entry must be a photo of Niko Darling (My Dear Darling penguin mascot) made out of food.
* No entries will be accepted after Friday, December 16, 2011.
* Keep it clean - PG.
* One entry per person.
* Must have a valid delivery address.
* Official winners of previous Fan Food Contests may not enter.
* Fan Favorite winners of previous Fan Food Contests may participate.
* If you do NOT follow these rules, you will automatically be disqualified.
* Contest rules and details are subject to change without notice.
I'm so excited to see what everyone comes up with! :D For inspiration and to see past entries check out the links below:

My Dear Darling Turns Three

niko the penguin turned 3 today

Thank you to everyone that has supported me and My Dear Darling these past 3 years and many more years to come! I'm so fortunate to be surrounded by such an amazing group of friends (in real life and in the online world), it sincerely makes me the happiest of business owners. It truly is a dream come true.
Thank you for all the emails, messages, comments, FB "likes," and fan photos that you've sent my way! They are the reasons why I love doing what I do and the fuel to my creative fire. Lol, does that sound silly? It's okay, 'cuz I like it. ;)
I hope you're enjoying your Monday as much as I will be enjoying celebrating little Niko's birthday!
Lots of Smiles,
Akiyo
p.s. Fan Food Contest 2011 info will be posted soon so be on the lookout!