Tuesday, March 2, 2010

My very first GIVEAWAY! -- << CLOSED >>


  I was looking around our kitchen tonight after cleaning up from some yummy fried catfish, and have come to the conclusion that our "dine in" kitchen is way too small for a table. So, our next resort would be a pub style table with bar stools, so looks like I'll be on the hunt for a set!
  Since I've started really getting into cooking - and believe me, its taken almost our entire six year marriage to get here - I thought it'd be great to do a giveaway! Especially since the great people of CSN contacted me and said I could give away something from one of their 200 online stores! Talk about a challenge, there are so many wonderful things on their sites that I got lost!
  But, I finally narrowed it down, and have gone with somoething I really want for myself - but I'm giving away to y'all instead!

  I went through the cookware site and decided on the Rachel Ray "bubble and brown" 2-piece Stoneware Baker set! I told y'all it was good!
  I love that you're able to go from the oven to your table without having to put whatever you made into another container. And, if you're like me, and don't really want to bake something, but want to display something in a nice  bold container, go ahead and put it in there, it serves as a serving dish as well!
  You have the choice between gree,  blue, orange or yellow - personally, I can't get over how "happy" the green looks. *lol*

  So how do you get to win this awesome giveaway? Just leave a comment telling me something interesting, personal, whatever - just more than "sign me up" kind of jargin - something good!
  I'll leave the giveaway open until next tuesday, March 9th,  then I'll email the winner who will have 48 hours to get back to me, or I'll do random number generator again and get another winner. Sound good? Then hop on down the comment section and enter!

  Please make sure you leave me your email address with you comment so I can contact you!


  1. I could really go for some catfish right now. Someone doesn't like it in this house and it isn't very popular here in Cali anyway.You never see Crayfish in the stores either. Bummer.

    Let's see, something personal.....I am trying really hard to up my home arts skills as well. Today, I vacuumed. Don't laugh, it is the 4th week in a row that I have done it. Huge change for me and I think that I deserve a medal or at least a gold star!

  2. I love that cookware in that color!

    Ok, tell you something interesting/personal...I have a box of thin mint girl scout cookies that I'm hiding from the hubs cause he ate all of his & I dont want to share mine. Ha ha, that sounds really mean but I swear it's not. He had 5 boxes all for himself & still wants mine, lol.

  3. Oh, I forgot to add my email address to my comment...sorry.

    hollygolightly0831 (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. YUM. Fried catfish?! Delish!!

    Yeah, so, how I gave up sweets for lent didn't last long. I have failed miserably. I knew it wouldn't last, ha!

    Great giveaway girl! And congrats on your first giveaway!!!

    leoandchelle at yahoo dot com

  5. OH WOW!! My whole kitchen is Rachel Ray. I have the 10 piece set and some other pots. I also have the Spoonulas. Those are awesome!

    Ok...so something interesting about myself...hmm. I would give anything to be a stay at home mom and do nothing but scrapbook and do crafts all day. I am addicted to Stampin' up, but don't have the time to do it. I am also pretty good at graphic design. I LOVE decorating rooms/houses. I never discovered this part of me until I was in college. I also make my own jewelry!! :)

  6. nsciambi@gmail.com

    I've spent the last three hours on www.cruisecritic.com when there are about 1000 things I should be doing instead. Like eating chocolate.

  7. Lin's was pretty good...umm something personal -- and interesting ?

    I have 4 kids - 3 boys and one princess of a daughter -- instead of folding my laundry tonight-- I sat in the floor playing play dough and now that they are all asleep for the night -- I am entering giveaway's!!

    Might have to move the clothes off my bed -- the bench to go to sleep tonight -- *Gasp*

    I am going to blog about your giveaway at


    mellisarock at yahoo dot com

  8. My life is full of dogs and cats. Kids are grown but still live here..it costs too much to leave.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. I am a 21-year-old who cooks, cleans, knits, reads, and loves to coupon...and every one of my friends calls me 21-going-on-40. Best part? I'm not a mommy yet--I'm in college, living with my dad and brother and dating a 23-year-old! Oy. What will I be like when I'm 50? lol

    Thank you so much for the giveaway!

    bronwyn dot haynes at gmail dot com

  10. something personal- I have two kids and I love them dearly- but they are wearing me out :)

    I am also giving away this bakeware, but I want to win it for myself! It's so cute!

  11. I would love to win that very versatile cookware!

    I am very excited that my mom is coming to visit for a week in April. I haven't seen her since Thanksgiving and I know she's going to love spoiling her grandchildren. Because when they get spoiled and get grammy time I get a little break!!

    jamietruwe at yahoo

  12. I love that cookware and would choose it in orange!

    I am trying to teach myself how to sew. I am not doing so well on a sewing machine though! I am also trying to teach myself how to smock.

    epfaulkner at gmail dot com

  13. Something about me...hmm...I just started this whole "blog world" and I am absolutely hooked! I love reading everyone's blogs and meeting new people! Thanks for the giveaway! khara827Rn at aol dot com

  14. My name is Rebecca, I have five children (hence the mommiesgotfivechildren email address), I have been married for 25 years this May. I homeschool my three youngest children.
    My oldest son has a girl that he adores and will soon make her his bride.
    My second son has a girl that he is falling out of one "L" word into another "L" word.
    I recently did a review with CSN and received first son and girl a cute little Red Pitcher, fav decorating color Red.
    This would be a great win for second son because their fav. decorating colors are orange and lime green and that is what they want their kitchen colors to be.
    SO there you go that is why I would love to win this gift.

    Oh and by the way.....I love to talk, can you tell?
    I am a preacher's wife and sometimes we (preach)talk as much as the preacher does.

    Congrats on your first giveaway.
    Come on over sometime and visit my blog.
    I have a lot of giveaways posted. NOT MINE, but some that I have entered and you can join me in entering also.

    Have a great week!
    @Buttons and Bows.

  15. yeah!!! Your first giveaway, you always enter mine so here you go i'm entering yours!

    I love your blog background my personal blog has the same one, and I want a keyfob in this pattern but I dont know how to make one and I dont know anyone who makes one.

    I think chewy candy is better than hard candy... especially if it is cinnamon.

    i was headed to bed a few min ago and then my DVR came un froze and I heard a scream it was a preview to a horror film (I hate horror films) and i'm alone tonight no hubs so i'm a little freaked out and cant go to bed now! :(

    ok later, my email is in my profile!

  16. Something personal? I'm thinking about "cruising" a dating website after being single for 18 years. (Big step for me.)

  17. I have watche Rachael cook with this set - it is awesome. I love to cook casseroles so this would be fantastic in my kitchen :)

    As for the personal, I really miss my kids while they are at school but I also really need that 'me time' that it affords me. I guess I'm truly am a SAHM now!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

  18. I would absolutely love to win these... oooo something personal... I'm already screaming it to the rest of the world lol... I'M GETTING MARRIED! uh huh, it's only a year away (only hehe) and i'm already in full plan mode, my husband thinks I'm nuts but just a couple weeks ago HE suggested we go check out a couple venue sites!! What a man huh? so glad I nabbed him!


  19. Something interesting...my son likes to eat dog treats???? I can't believe that's all I can come up with!!!!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  21. why isnt my comment showing up?

  22. I'm currently interning for my counseling masters program, and last night we had one of those "worst case scenarios" with a group we were asked to facilitate. They didn't want leaders, but someone unrelated to the group pulled us in without telling them! At the end of the night one man told us, "Nice meeting you. No offense, but I hope I don't see you again." Cool.
    ThankfullyThrifty at gmail dot com

  23. Hummm....something personal or random....well...i LOVE me some RR...matter of fact, when her morning show starting airing, i was so excited, that i order myself and MadiGrace..who was just around 10 months...matching shirts that said YUMMO! Hahaa! And...these awesome green dishes would match my dining set....one of the chairs is the exact same color!

    Love ya gal!

  24. I love this set. And I would totally do green to match my kitchen!!!

    Hmm...something personal. I haven't taken my contacts out in at least 4 months. I wear the day & night ones and only buy 6 pairs per year. Well I'm due for another exam but I still have 3 pairs left from last year. Horrible I know but I hate taking them out and putting them back in.

    My email is handbagobsessed@gmail.com

  25. Hmmm...something personal: I have a beautiful 11 year-old daughter, and desperately want another child. Last night I had a nightmare that I started looking for men that look like my husband, so I could have more opportunities to conceive. I finally got pregnant, but had no idea who the daddy was and had to tell my wonderful husband that our child may not be his.

    email: lauramichelle (dot) rn (at) gmail (dot) com

  26. I love to cook. Baking is my favorite! I make yeast breads that are so good. (That's what my family tells me:) My son has the cooking bug now too. He loves to help Mommy in the kitchen. He is only 3 so we do a lot of cookies and rice crispies. Oh and I cant spell to save my life. (you can tell can't you!) Oh well. I talk to much too!

    I hope I win!
    savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

  27. I have a review coming up with the same company....I am so excited about it.
    Personal...gosh, I thought our blogs were all full of personal stuff. HA HA
    But I will play....my fav sandwich is mayo and pepper. Just what I eat for comfort but not a good weight loss too.

  28. What a lovely giveaway!
    Well I'm putting together this gift basket for my best friend in NYC today and it's so so fun! It's a present to me too it's so fun putting it together!

    heatheranne99 at hotmail dot com

  29. OOH, I have a good one! Is this a competition for the BEST personal piece of info? I should preface this with the fact that I have no boundaries.


    This morning, while I was using my "back massager" before getting out of bed...I had to stop bc my cat was eating the cord. Yes. It plugs in.

    :) amy.workman@gmail.com

  30. Wow, Catfish?! I'm going to have to try that. I am just getting into cooking too. This set would be so fun to use! Congrats on the first giveaway! It is a great one to start off with! stephfrbs at gmail dot com

  31. Congrats on hosting your first giveaway! Someday I will do the same when I figure out all the blog stuff.

    FYI: I was once the Jester for the town I lived in....yes it was quite fun.

  32. OMG, Amy I am SO glad I put my drink down before I ready yours!!

    Hmm...I was going to post something else, but now that Amy has my mind going there :). I got a VERY rude awakening to what cold does to guys in a barn in the middle of winter and was mortified that it could look like that for a long time. Don't ask, young and stupid!

  33. Your post made me laugh because it took me about 6 years into our marriage to get into cooking. Or maybe that was to start making things someone actually wanted to eat. Our first meal in our first apartment was porcupines, basically meatloaf balls, that have rice int hem. They were crunchy because I didn't get the rice cooked. Yuck! Thank goodness my cooking skills have improved since then!

    This looks like some awesome cookware! Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Nessa at texashousewife dot com

  34. I love Rachel Ray! I have a couple of her cookbooks, but none of her cooking utensils or pans, so this would be neat to win!

    My husband and I will be celebrating our 6th anniversary this year too! :D yay!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Hi,
    I just found your blog and I am really excited to be reading it. AND entering your contest. I just saw Rachael using these on her show the other day and was wishing I had some. I too, think green is so pretty!

    Interesting fact about me...I have a secret desire to be a writer. Have something published one day, like a screen play.

    my email addy is: cojome1@aol.com


  36. Congrats on your first giveaway! I'll be doing my first one later this month, yahoo! I got here through Mellisa at Win My Year. My grandsons are the light of my life (well, so is my hubby)...but I am wanting a grand-daughter. I may have to adopt one!

  37. Oooh, so cute!

    Something interesting (I guess) about me is that people often describe my eye color as orange. Which sorta grosses me out, but hey, what can you do.

  38. Something interesting about me is that I like to design and build miniatures and am currently building a doll house for my sister.

    ajolly1456 at gmail dot com


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