Saturday, February 12, 2011

CSN Give-Away for $50

CSN Stores has graciously offered a $50 gift certificate to one of my lucky readers. They have over 200+ online stores that sell just about anything you could want or need. Whether your looking for cookware, toys for your children, home improvement, shoes or home decor - CSN has it all and more. There's a huge array of items for under $50.



I am in-between bogaversaries. 3 years ago in March, I started a blog Tuscan Dreams (not public) which evolved into Journey of an Italian Cook (which just passed it's two year mark). With schizoid anniversaries, I have been thinking how to thank my readers for enriching my life and this is the first in a series. If I was receiving a $50 gift certificate, I might add to my white collection.

Or look to Mikasa for inspiration.





Or bring color into my winter life with a Le Creuset stockpot (an Italian cook always needs an extra stockpot). All can be had for under $50. What would you like? Let me know.
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How to enter:
1. Leave a comment on my blog about what you might order should you win and follow me (you can always un-follow later - as a fairly intense person, I am surprisingly laid-back about playing the numbers game).
2. You can "share" the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter and let me know how you shared for an additional entry.
3. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter for one more entry and let me know. Although my Facebook never updates (it oftens wishes people a Happy Thanksgiving which will work ... in a few more months) and if someone can tell me how to use Twitter properly, I would be appreciative. It seems to be more important for current events (getting the word out for Egypt for example - where it is important).
The giveaway* will close at midnight, February 19th and the winner will be chosen at random and announced Sunday, February 20th. And please make sure I can contact you.
*The Giveaway is only for the USA and Canada - so sorry my international friends.

70 comments:

veggietestkitchen said...

Wow, happy blogaversary. Year 2 is a big milestone!!

I would buy a rectangular tart pan. I have really been longing for one!!

I am now following you. Cheers!

Fresh Local and Best said...

Happy bloganniversary! So many great posts made over a short amount of time. I think I would purchase the Le Creuset stockpot, which is something that was already on my list to buy.

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow you via Google Friend Connect. If I won I'd love to get a set of the Noritake Breeze Amber 13 oz. All-Purpose Goblet - 816-109.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I follow your Facebook page (FB name: Maddie Brubaker).
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

Torviewtoronto said...

Happy blog anniversary
lovely giveaway Claudia

shala_darkstone said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/shala.darkstone/posts/146543785407594
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

Pegasuslegend said...

Happy Blogoversary! I am still going backwards to make sure I have seen everything you post! Your recipes are incredible along with your expertize and writing skills. I am thankful to have found you Dear Claudia! Great giveaway, one of my favorites on CSN is their Caphalon Pan varities, I am in dire need of a new set of pans, they have the best customer service there! Have a great weekend!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Happy bloganniversary Claudia and congratulations. Two years is quite an accomplishment.

I've been a follower on your blog for a long time and I'm also a Facebook friend. I'll go share your giveaway on Facebook (if I can figure out how to do it).

Great give-away. I love the CSN stores. They have so many things I want it would be hard to decide. But if I win your give-away I would select an emmersion blender. I left mine at home and I miss it while we're away.

Happy Valentine's day to you and yours.
Sam

Kate said...

I'd have to agree on the stockpot... I bought mine eons ago at a garage sale and it's not very high quality. The small ones are ok, but I need a 3 gallon one :-) Kate @katesiscooking (and, I'm a follower)

Pam said...

Happy Blogaversary, Claudia! CSN is wonderful! Great giveaway and I'd like a new cutting board. I've been a follower on GFC for a long time. Happy Valentine's Day!

Pam said...

I like Journey of an Italian Cook on Facebook also!

ButterYum said...

What a great giveaway - thanks for the opportunity to enter.

We use Mikasa Antique White as our everyday dishes - they're fabulous.

To answer your questions, if I were to win the giveaway, I'd add to my French Porcelain collection.

Happy Anniversary
:)
ButterYum

Beth said...

I'm already a follower -- and they have some beautiful bedding that I have my eye on!

Choices said...

Wow! Claudia, so many choices. It is so hard to decide what I would like to win. If I did win, I would like one of those bedding sets. I have been wanting to get a new one!
Have a great day!
Smiles to you!

Chef Dennis said...

Congratulations on getting through your two year mark! CSN is so good to our community, thanks for holding such a wonderful give away!
Cheers
Dennis

Kate said...

Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I just learned of your blog through a FB post. Will post on my page...have just become a follower.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward this blanket:
http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Sandra said...

Happy bloganniversary!!! I follow you here on google and I will tweet about it @SECooking
Awesome giveaway!!!

whatsfordinneracrossstatelines said...

Congats on your anniversary! How fun a giveaway. Well I love white dishes too! I really do love colored ones, but I found myself with a huge collection of mis-matched dishes and slowly have been replacing them with white. Because even if they are the mis-matched, they still look good together. I will share this for you!
Happy Valentines Day!
-Gina-

Angie's Recipes said...

Stockpot looks really nice.

Rosemary said...

Happy anniversary! I've been a follower via Google for some time. I love your blog -- your stories and your recipes. I think if I were to win, I'd get a Le Creuset stockpot, too!
Thanks , Claudia, and have a happy love day!

Judy said...

Happy 2nd blogoversary and many, many more. I am now a follower. If I win, I'd love a blow-torch for meringues. Love CSN, thanks for the opportunity!

Judy said...

I tweeted about your giveaway. Using Twitter is easy, here's how: First, copy the URL of the post. Go to snipr. Paste the URL in the block. Snip it. Then look for the drop down box that lists twitter. Click on it. You'll see the snip code in the box. Move your cursor in front of it and tweet. Easy peasy.

Cathy A. said...

I have always wanted a Le Creuset dutch oven. I think that's what i would get.

Amy said...

Wow, what a lovely giveaway! I just had a party with some good friends and we made pasta....and I realized I really need a huge pot to cook pasta with. This will come in handly and I can't wait to do some serious shopping! :D

Just became your newest follower!

Amy
http://utry.it

Shel said...

Congratulations on your milestone.

I'm a follower and I want the Thomas Paul - TP42 - Ornithology Cake Stand...like I need an excuse to bake more cakes ;)

shel704 at aol dot com

Shel said...

I follow you on Twitter @auntiethesis

shel704 at aol dot com

Judy said...

I liked you on Facebook. Is that how you follow?

Shel said...

Tweeted:
http://twitter.com/auntiethesis/status/36898501891719168

shel704 at aol dot com

Amy said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway! :)

Amy said...

Just "liked" you on Facebook! :) Thanks again for this lovely giveaway! I surely will hop back to your blog real soon!

Amy
http://utry.it

Reeni said...

Happy Blogiversary my dear, sweet Claudia! We should be giving you gifts! I would buy a new springform pan - mine is on its last leg.

Reeni said...

I follow you on Facebook!

Elyssa said...

Happy blog anniversary!

Anissa said...

Happy anniversary! I need a new wok so that's likely what I'd get.

Anissa said...

I follow you on facebbook.

tasteofbeirut said...

Congratulations on your blogging journey and it has allowed me to get to know you a bit!
I would get a fondue pot, I think'
Following you..

My Little Space said...

Happy Blogaversary, Claudia! Looking forward for more to come. An early wish! You know, just in case I forgotten. Aging syndrome! haha.... What a lovely giveaway!Good luck to all. Enjoy & have fun! And hope you're having a great day.
Blessings, Kristy

That Girl said...

I love the color le crueset brings to a kitchen. And a kitchen should be full of color.

The Mom Chef said...

I have been a follower for a while and would be even without a giveaway. I love your writing and the recipes you post!

I need a le crueset so that would definitely be my choice!

theUngourmet said...

Happy Blogiverary Claudia. Your blog is always fun and inspiring.

Great giveaway! I would love to have a nice Dutch Oven!

~Kim

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy blog anniversary Claudia! You know I loved finding you and becoming your blog friend :)

After 36 years of marriage I need a lot of new things ...lol...I could really use those white dishes as my old ones are becoming chipped.

♥ Happy Valentine's Day!♥

Proud Italian Cook said...

How did I miss your blogiversary Claudia! You are my blogging buddy and it's always a joy to come over to your heartwarming blog! My happy years ahead! What would I order? Hmmm, I'm with you, I'm a white plate freak, so I guess maybe some more platters, the odd shaped ones, I love those.
Hugs,
Marie

Tania said...

I am a follower! I would love to get a new clock for my living room. My old one is broken and I'm lost without it!

Happy blogiversary! Keep up the great work!

Tania said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/Calgarygal/posts/185767934796884

Tania said...

I shared on twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/tjbugnet/status/37283711800057856

Tania said...

I am following you on Facebook

Tania said...

I am following you on Twitter (tjbugnet)

5 Star Foodie said...

Happy belated blog birthday, Claudia!!!

girlichef said...

Happy Blogo-versa-birthday, LOL! If I won I would get a bamboo pizza peel that I've been eyeing for some time now...along with another bread stone. I am a long-time follower =)

girlichef said...

I tweeted (@girlichef), but I'm not sure what your twitter name is!? I'd follow you if you'd shoot me a note w/ your twit-name!

girlichef said...

I shared your giveaway on FB (tagged you)!

girlichef said...

...and I follow (like) you on FB!! =)

girlichef said...

Me again...one more time...I DO follow you on twitter, now that I "remember" your handle. HA!

LAMusing said...

I follow you on GFC. I'd like a Hamilton Beach Personal Blender with lid :)
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

LAMusing said...

I like you on Facebook
(as AdrianeCoros)
and I'll look forward to Thanksgiving :)
adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

Hi there! I follow on GFC "crave to save".

I would love to get this bake-ware set from csn stores:
http://www.csnstores.com/5-Piece-Burgundy-Bakeware-Set-SSS1143.html

gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

I follow you on twitter! @crazyitalian0
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

http://twitter.com/#!/CrazyItalian0/status/37961430707867648

tweet!
gina.m.maddox (at) gmail (dot) com

katychick said...

i want to buy my son the toy story desk- i follow you gfc-
why would any one want to unfollow- thats retarded.
tcogbill at live dot com

JR911 said...

I follow gfc- jr911
I'd get the oxo meat thermometer

Bren said...

Love CSN! I'd buy a set of scotch classes I've been eyeing for a few months... thanks or the giveaway opp!

Bren said...

Followed you on GFN, liked you on FB and shared it on my page! So, yay, now I've qualified for 3 entries! Good luck to all the foodies!

Magic of Spice said...

Happy 2nd and 3rd year anniversary!!!
What a lovely way to share this...I am pretty sure I follow you everywhere and will be happy to share your celebration :)

cupcake said...

Thanks for all of the recipes and the inspiration to haul my big ole self into the kitchen and cook.

Maureen Brady Johnson said...

If I won the CSN gift certificate I would buy the Paula Deen Home - - Sweet Tea Letter Writing Desk and Chair Set in Linen. It isn't a cooking utensil but I need a place to sit and write recipes, getting them once and for all organized. They are now on scrapes of paper and in danger of disappearing forever. This inviting desk would be perfect motivation to get to the task of preserving my treasured recipes.

Margaret T said...

If I won the CNS certificate. I would buy LARGE soup/cereal bowls. The 28oz + size. MY sink and dishwasher are fed plastic storage containers on a daily bases,the standard bowls just sit on my shelf. I'm pretty sure my teens and husband have no idea they are there.

Liz said...

I follow, and I'd get a Cuisinart fondue pot!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I like you on Facebook!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/39182596940374016

eemoody77 at gmail dot com