Thursday, January 21, 2010


There was a time when a trip to the mailbox held a bit of anticipation, that hope that I might find a letter waiting for me. These days it is my in-box that creates that air of anticipation. It is fun to open an email from a friend.

This past week I received an email from someone I had never met before. She was a representative from CSN stores and offered me the opportunity to host a giveaway. I've never done one before and was excited about the idea of being able to give away something special.

There is so much to chose from - so many wonderful things. I thought this would be a good thing to win:

It is the Total Chef 4 - in - 1 grill, a sandwich maker, waffle maker, grill and griddle all in one compact little machine. Here is the link so that you can read all about it.

All you need to do to enter to win is leave me a comment with your name and email so I can let you know if you're the winner. I'll leave it open until Monday night at 9:00 p.m. (central time)

I am so pleased to be able to do this.



  1. What fun! And I'm first - hopefully that will bring me good fortune! This sounds like a very fun gift.

  2. I'd love to have that, Linda! I let Jessica have my waffle iron and would like to have one again.

    I used to have a link to CSN on my sidebar but it expired a while back. Sure wish they'd contact me to link with them again!

  3. just stopping by.... can't seem to comment on my phone....

    Thanks for the encouragement!


  4. What a lovely little machine. I'm sure I could find creative things to prepare using it!

  5. How fun! That looks like an awesome and handy gadget! You're so exactly right about the anticipation and how things have changed. I still love to get something in the mail. It is much more personal, though I am always happy to hear from my friends in my inbox as well.

    Your blog is looking excellent, Linda, so pretty, and I am just in love with that beautiful quilt from your mother at the top.

    Have a very happy Friday, Linda!

  6. That's such a cool surprise! I love stuff like that in my mailbox!

  7. How fun is that!
    I would love to win...
    I always think I want to have a contest,,,but
    I have never got around to it (o:

  8. What a great opportunity for such a nice giveaway! I love going to my inbox way more than my mailbox today too. :)

  9. WOW! Thanks for hosting such a practical and useful giveaway.

    I went to check out the review and the words "kids making meals" instantly sold me! :-)

    Count me in please... :-)

  10. Well it's no wonder you were so excited to be asked to host this giveaway:-) Please enter me, I would so love to own that awesome machine!! xoxo

  11. Wow. I would love to have one of those. Thanks for hosting this and please do enter my name.

  12. Hi Linda! What a fun thing to find in the mail! You are the second person that has a CSN giveaway! Have you ordered from them before?
    I order from Amazon and other online shops but am just learning about this one... Very cool!
    How fun is this!
    Blessings Always, and *smiles*

  13. Hi, Linda! What fun, fun, fun! I'd love to enter your give-away... sounds like a perfect addition to any kitchen-- thank you so, so much for the opportunity!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend and delightfully restful few days :)

  14. Hi Linda,

    What fun--a giveaway! I'd love to win, so count me in. (Oooh, I made a poem, lol.) I have a Cuisinart Griddler, but it's not functioning properly and all the settings came off the knobs. Weird--they wiped off as if they'd been put on there with erasable ink.

    Anyway, I know you have my email, but just in case, it's :)


  15. I am doing a giveaway for them next week. I hope you will visit my site and enter to win too!

  16. Well how cool is that Linda! Did you see that the different plate things that go inside it are dishwasher safe- bonus! :)

    Thanks for doing the giveaway.

  17. Too bad I missed this giveaway - looks like a neat little machine.

  18. Congrats on being able to offer the giveaway!