Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy Birthday Blog and a Giveaway!



About three months or so ago, I told you that I would be hosting a giveaway. Well, the time has finally come! So in honor of my blog's second anniversary (two years ago in December) I shall host, along with some help, my first giveaway! I have been generously given any item of my choice up to a certain monetary value to giveaway from CSNstores.com. Have you heard of them? They carry items ranging from cookware, to china, home bar furniture, camping gear, health and fitness, and office supplies! While I was browsing their website(s) I couldn't help but notice all of the barstools they carry, which would have been great since my parents just redid the kitchen! CSN Stores is quite a large company (think Amazon sized) with several websites including allbarstools.com, cookware.com (my favorite), householdappliances.com (also my favorite), adirondack-furniture-direct.com/ (have you tried one of these chars? so comfy!), bookcases.com (very helpful as a college student) and fitnessequipmentandmore.com, where as the names of the sites suggest, you can find almost anything you need!


Only one person will can win this giveaway. It's too bad I can't giveaway something to everyone :(! But whatever happens, you will want to participate in this giveaway. I encourage you to enter. Who knows? It might just be that one elusive giveaway that you are destined to win! (At least I always feel that way :) Keep reading to hear about more...

Some of you are cooks or bakers or both, real foodies or college students. But regardless of your current status, everyone needs a:

wicked sharp paring knife

Le Cruset fry pan

a beautiful breakfast bowl

or

a miniature food processor

(Click the links to see the pictures!)

These are the giveaway items. You will not in all four, rather, the winner will win the item of their choosing!

Here's how to enter:

1) Comment saying which item you would chose if you won.

2) Post a link about this giveaway on your blog, link bag to my blog and also link back to CSNstores.com. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

3) Update your status on Facebook with a link to my blog giveaway. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

4) Email five friends about the giveaway, including the link to my blog. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

5) If you have a Twitter feed, tweet about the giveaway! Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

6) Comment about how you found out about this giveaway - this could be as simple as "I already follow your blog and noticed it," or "I found your blog through a friend when she told me about the giveaway," or "I found you on Google," etc.

7) Have you tried one of my recipes? Did you like it? Did you do anything differently? Leave a comment on the original post and tell me. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

8) Have a question you've been wanting to ask me? Never got around to doing it before? Well, now's your chance! Shoot me an email (you can find the address under my contacts page) and ask me your question! Please know that your question could possibly be will later be posted on a FAQ page that I am working on. I strongly value your input as readers! Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

9) Answer the question: What am I going to do with my chosen item if I won and why? Leave a comment answering the question.


Deadline:
The giveaway will close 3 weeks from today, which is January 11th. After that time, the winner will be chosen at random. Entries can be submitted up till the evening of January 10th. The winner will be announced on January 11th. And you will have your new culinary "toy" on your doorstep to play with in the first month of the New Year!


Eligibility:
Unfortunately, this giveaway is only open to US residents - your address must be in the USA.


If you can do all methods of entry, then all the power to you :) That just means more times that your name is added into the hat. Each number counts as one entry, so doing all 9 options means you've entered the giveaway 9 times! I understand that number 4 is based off the honor system, and so I urge you to have integrity when you say that you've done this option (and all options!)

Any questions? Email me! I'd love to hear from you, but until then, good luck everyone! I hope this will be as fun for you as it has been for me!

52 comments:

suburban prep said...

I would love the miniature food processor.
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suburban prep said...

To tell you the truth I really do not know how I came upon your site.
I was fed from one link to another and well I landed upon your blog.
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suburban prep said...

I do not have a food processor so if I were to win this it would be a big help in making gazpacho and in chopping up onions and other items.
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Sarah said...

I gotta say that is a bea-u-tiful breakfast bowl.
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Sarah said...

I would eat yogurt and puffed cereal in it in my dorm room in the morning while doing Ken-Ken puzzles online and browsing foodie blogs.
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Sarah said...

I found your site while doing some blog-jumping a few weeks ago. I really liked your recipe lists so now I've been checking back as part of my reading routine and am glad to see new posts : )

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

1) Comment saying which item you would chose if you won.

I would love either the fry pan or the food processor!!!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

2) Post a link about this giveaway on your blog, link bag to my blog and also link back to CSNstores.com. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

Okey dokey! Got that covered!!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

3) Update your status on Facebook with a link to my blog giveaway. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

Check!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

4) Email five friends about the giveaway, including the link to my blog. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

Did this too!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

6) Comment about how you found out about this giveaway - this could be as simple as "I already follow your blog and noticed it," or "I found your blog through a friend when she told me about the giveaway," or "I found you on Google," etc.


I follow your blog and saw your post about the giveaway on my "dashboard" I'm so excited about it! Thanks for hosting it :)

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

9) Answer the question: What am I going to do with my chosen item if I won and why? Leave a comment answering the question.

If I win the fry pan, then I can have TWO things cooking at once in my little RV :) I'd love to have such a beautiful, high quality pan!!

If I win the food processor, I'd definitely make pesto :) I'm Italian! What can I say!! LOL!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

7) Have you tried one of my recipes? Did you like it? Did you do anything differently? Leave a comment on the original post and tell me. Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

Just made a comment on the crackers post!

ThE MidLiFe CrUiSeR said...

8) Have a question you've been wanting to ask me? Never got around to doing it before? Well, now's your chance! Shoot me an email (you can find the address under my contacts page) and ask me your question! Please know that your question could possibly be will later be posted on a FAQ page that I am working on. I strongly value your input as readers! Leave a comment saying that you've done so.

It's in your mail box! :) :)

Shanda said...

I would love the fry pan!

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Shanda said...

Updated Facebook status:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/couponshanda/posts/149516908431967

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Shanda said...

I tweeted:
http://twitter.com/#!/couponshanda/status/17511122248667136

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Shanda said...

I found you through google blog search. Love it!

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Shanda said...

Considering I just found your blog, I haven't yet tried any of your recipes... but I will! Your cranberry orange muffins look pretty darn good!

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Shanda said...

What would I do with the item if I won it? Well... as much as I would love to keep it for myself, I think I'll pass and give it my parents for Christmas next year. They have a large motor home and they've been slowly stocking it up with nice cookware and dishes over the past few years. I'd like to help add to that! :)

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Ashley said...

I would choose the food processor.

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Ashley said...

I would make homemade salsa for our taco night.

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Ashley said...

I found your blog through google blogsearch.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Meagan! I'm Megan too :) I've found out about the giveaway from being a faithful follower of your blog, thank you for all your rcipe ideas!
I would love the LeCruset fry pan, as I'm trying to acquire better cookware a piece at a time. I make all of my own meals, as I'm healing from gut issues. I will likely attempt my go at curry sauces in the pan... I miss Indian restaurants!
Thanks and happy holidays!
I also emailed 5 friends about your blog!
Megan L

Meagan said...

Megan - Nice to hear from you! To make sure all your entries count - please make each entry a separate comment :)

Christine said...

I'm actually in the market for an oven safe pan, so that Le Creuset would definitely be my choice!

Elina (Healthy and Sane) said...

I'd love the Le Creuset pan. I was just telling my husband that our pans suck... maybe he got the message for xmas but probably not ;)
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lovingsimplemoments said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! :)

Karina Allrich said...

Just stopping by to wish you a healthy, very Happy New Year! Blessings.

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I SO need a new frying pan! Mine is on it's last leg, this would be perfect timing!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

I'm trying to catch up on my blog reading and happened to click on your name and found your blog again. I wish I would read everyone that I find but there just isn't enough time in the day! If you have a subscribe to email link, I can do that and never miss a post, I don't see it on your blog though.

I Like To Cook 222 said...

I could definetly use a mini food processor! Thanks for hosting a great contest and happy blog birthday!

Anonymous said...

I don't have any pretty dishes. I would love the bowl! ~Pogonia. sejotess@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I found your blog through Real Food Wednesday. ~Pogonia. sejotess@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I can't tell how big the bowl is, but it would make a pretty serving bowl for just my husband and myself. Our appetites are smaller than they used to be:) ~Pogonia. sejotess@yahoo.com

ktbwood said...

yay for giveaways!! I would like more oatmeal bowls :)

cyclicalunemployment said...

omg I would want all of them! it would be so hard to choose. I need more time to think! :)
Katherine

Peggy said...

What a great giveaway! I would definitely love that cute breakfast bowl!

Debbie said...

I'd love that Le Creuset pan!
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Heather said...

Ooh glad I found this before it's too late!

1) I would definitely go for the Le Cruset fry pan!

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Heather said...

9) When we moved in August, we got 'Green pan' frying pans, which allegedly had eco-friendly non-stick coating. While the eco-friendly part may be true, the non-stick aspect of the pan stopped working after about a month, and now stuff sticks in those pans MUCH worse than when using stainless steel. If I win the pan, I will happily use it for all sorts of dishes!

Heather said...

8) Just sent you an email re-tea and fluoride levels.

Heather said...

6) Saw you posted the link to your carrot-rutabaga soup on Facebook and then ended up here at the giveaway page. Those facebook status updates with recipes are always tempting to click on. : )

Heather said...

5) Twitter update:

http://twitter.com/#!/expatheather/status/24502316610625536

Heather said...

3) Facebook status - done! Hope I don't give myself too much competition.

Heather said...

4) Done it! Tried to think of people who like to bake.

Heather said...

2) And finally the blog post! Hope it gets some more people here to appreciate your recipes.

http://parenting.expatheather.com/2011/01/awesome-site-for-healthy-recipes-and-a-free-giveaway/

matt4melis said...

I would love the Le Creuset 2-Quart Open Chef's Pan

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matt4melis said...

posted on facebook

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matt4melis said...

http://twitter.com/matt4melis/status/24574493829632001

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matt4melis said...

I found you on Google

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