Monday, April 17, 2017

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Congratulations to Liz!

Congratulations to Liz for winning the CSN stores giveaway! She was the only person who commented by Monday, which was the cutoff date. Sorry for the delay on announcing the winner. . . Work's been busy this week! I've sent Liz an email with instructions on how to redeem her credit. Everyone else, Happy Friday! Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Beautiful Red Enamel

Macy's had a screaming sale this December and I bought myself a gift that I've wanted for ages- a Le Creuset-like pan by Martha Stewart. It's beautiful and red (matches my Kitchenaid!) and I was very excited to get it for only $20.

When I received it, it was packaged with rubber to protect the lid from the base, and it came with lots of instructions in order to keep it safe- don't use a metal spatula, be careful banging it around, etc.

Despite the instructions (or maybe thanks to my housekeepers), the next week it had two chips out of it. I wonder if a true Le Creuset pan would hold up better than my Martha Stewart one?

As a matter of fact, you have a chance to win a credit towards a Le Creuset casserole pan, or another kind of houseware, through CSN stores. They've generously given me a $20 credit to give to one of my readers.

Leave a comment telling me your favorite kitchen item and you will have a chance to win. Entries will close on Monday the 11th. Thanks to for the photos.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Pretty Potholders

My quilting projects have ground to a halt lately, so I've found something that's a quicker finish- potholders!

I'm planning to make some of these Martha Stewart heart-shaped ones (photo at right, from Martha when I get around to it.

Here is some more inspiration, thanks to Rachel at Stitched in Color.

She also posted a Christmas bunting! I love buntings.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Giveaway Winner

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway to Sarah Evans!

Congratulations, Sarah. Thanks for commenting and I'll email you the details.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Giveaway to!

Hello, Loyal Readers.

I know you're all shopping and baking and cleaning and crafting and whatever else you do to prepare for Christmas.

CSN Stores has sponsored my very first giveaway and what great timing! From TV stands for flat screens to ping pong tables to dollhouses, they have a lot of fun stuff!

Leave a comment for a chance to win, and I'll pick a winner this Friday.

In other news, I've learned that to Aurora, Christmas is synonymous with Candy Canes, and things are crazy at work. If I ever get out of the insurance biz, December will be a cakewalk with only the holidays.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cats in Wigs!

Here's a new book I know you'll all want to check out: Glamourpuss: The Enchanting World of Kitty Wigs.

And Mithra, Gary's cat, representing: