Thursday, November 4, 2010
To celebrate my blog’s second birthday/anniversary I’m hosting a fabulous giveaway from CSN
When I first started blogging I wondered if anyone would even notice me, much less take the time to leave a comment. I can’t begin to tell you how much your feedback and encouraging comments have meant to me. Many of you have helped me when I’ve run into stumbling blocks or had problems. Others have shared photography, lighting and set-up secrets. Some of you have invited me to your home where I’ve had the pleasure of meeting other bloggers. I’ve saved your recipes and decorating tips and may never need to buy a book again (shh, please don’t tell my husband; you know I’m addicted to books). All in all it’s been a fabulous two years and you my friends are the ones to thank.
Last year to celebrate my first blog birthday/anniversary I took you on an imaginary airplane ride (you got to sit in the window seat) to a gorgeous tropical island out in the Atlantic Ocean called Abaco, a place in the Bahamas that we called home for ten years.
Friends were holding a table for us at one of our favorite restaurants in Marsh Harbour - Wally’s - which is located in a lovely pink colonial building overlooking the beautiful harbor. We had a great celebration and indulged in a rich chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream that had a candle on top.
The gift certificate is for $75 (does not include shipping, but many of their items do include free shipping). The offer is valid for only US, Canadian, UK and German readers. The $75 will be converted to £50 and €60, respectively, depending on the country of the winner.
CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from a counter stool for your kitchen to an All Clad stainless roasting pan for this year’s Thanksgiving turkey.
One of the items that they offer that I find extremely handy to have in my kitchen is a counter stool. Actually I have two of them. When I’m ready to cook I give my guests a glass of wine and encourage them to sit at the counter and visit with me while I work in the kitchen. I don’t like many people in my kitchen with me, but I do like to visit while I cook.
What about you? Do you allow guests to help in your kitchen or do you encourage them to sit and visit on a counter stool while you cook like I do?
Please leave a comment and tell me if you use a counter stool in your kitchen for your guests. If you’re in the market for one, check out all of the cool ones CSN has to offer and let me know which one you like in your comment.
You don’t have to use the gift certificate for a counter stool. You can choose any item you like from among the thousands CSN offers. Also please do not post on the CSN Facebook Wall about this giveaway, as it is in violation of the Facebook Corporate Page regulations. .
My favorite counter stool from CSN is this one with the rush seat. It comes in a set of two for only $74.99 and includes free shipping.
If you are currently a follower or become a follower, you are eligible for two chances to win the $75 gift certificate. Just leave a second comment saying that you are a follower. Don’t forget, the offer is valid only for US, Canadian, UK and German readers.
Giveaway ends Friday, November 12. Winner will be announced on Saturday, November 13, 2010.
You can use your gift certificate for anything at their online stores. CSN has many of the great name brands we know and love such as Le Creuset, All-Clad, Calphalon, Cuisinart, Staub, Emile Henry, Wusthof, Kitchenaid, Royal Doulton, Wedgewood, and many, many more. Their stores have everything from kitchen and dining to home decor, furniture, rugs, bed & bath, home improvement, patio & garden, lightening, baby & kids and more. All with hassle free returns and free shipping on many items.
Good luck to all.