Tuesday, March 1, 2011

$50 CSN Giveaway - The Blog's 1st Giveaway!

Hey guys!  Great news!  Thanks to CSN, one of you lucky readers will win a $50 gift code that can be used on any of the CSN's many websites.

As a blogger, I'm sure you guys have seen these giveaways on many of our friend's pages.  I know I've seen them quite often!  I always love browsing through the CSN sites, especially for bakeware/kitchen gear.

One of the many brands that I trust is Le Creuset.  I've got a Le Creuset French/Dutch Oven and I absolutely love it!  I bring it out for any reason at all, especially this time of year where a nice bowl of soup sounds fantastic!

The variety of colors Le Creuset products come in are a match for any personality!
What's also exciting guys, well... for me anyway.  This morning, I took a very big step, something that will ultimately change my life (for the better, I'm hoping), and I applied for Culinary School.  I was going to wait until I finished my Biology degree, but I really got to thinking, and have been for a long time.  I need to do what I want to do.  I was really only finishing the Biology degree to somewhat appease my parents and to have something to show for by going to school (and being undecided so many times) for almost 8 years.  So after this spring semester is over, and all goes well, I'll start Culinary School in September.  And I couldn't be more excited.

So in celebration of cooking and new beginnings (and thanks to CSN, of course), I'm holding this giveaway.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below either telling me what you would get with your $50 gift code, tell me a time in your life where you felt you really took control and changed things for the better, or just tell me how you feel about Le Creuset products!

Easy peasy right?  The giveaway ends on Monday March 6, 2011 at midnight.  I'll draw a winner using Random.org and post the results on that following Tuesday. 

Happy Tuesday guys!

Disclaimer: So sorry, but this giveaway is only open to U.S. & Canada residents only.

42 comments:

  1. Nice give away Peggy. I was looking to by dutch oven for my self. I don't have them in my hand. Look like good one.

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  2. I feel like I made a choice that greatly improved things when we decided that my husband would quit his job and we would move across the country so he could find work he enjoyed. It was a daring decision at the time but it turned out great.

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. I just love the Sleeping Partners - bcpdk029 - Tadpoles Organic Double Knit Cotton Cardigan and Pant Set in Cocoa....I would definitely choose that!
    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  4. I've never had a Le Creuset product but I'd love to try! I've heard only fantastic things about the company.

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  5. looove my le creuset tea kettle! <3 i heart the bold colors

    I would use the gift code to buy some new place settings for my table or maybe a new mirror!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  6. I would get new throw pillows.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  7. I would love the Chilewich Table Runner.
    aubreyfick@yahoo.com

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  8. What a great give away someone will enjoy it but not me this time as we have no CSN here. Culinary School, oh how I envy you. Diane

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  9. I'm going to go for a combination of all of your questions and say I'd buy a Le Creuset pot that I've always wanted but never have been willing to buy for myself. I just made a soup last night that I wished I had the pot for!

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  10. I would definitely buy the Le Creuset loaf pan. I forgot to bring one to school!

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  11. Peggy, CONGRATULATIONS on your decision to start Culinary School !!!
    It's nice to have a little space sometimes. And do what you want to do :) It's a very nice feeling--Believe me, I know the feeling you're talking about! Btw, nice giveaway :)

    Cheers,

    Aldy.

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  12. I really want to get a Le Creuset French over.

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  13. awesome giveaway!! i would love one of those ovens :). and CONGRATS on your next big step and culinary school...so exciting!

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  14. I love LeCreuset! Especially their dutch ovens. I would like one of their teapots (in red).

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  15. I am really proud of the day I took over the county 4-H dog training program. The then-current leaders where sort on the outs, not having a good time and sort of phoning it in. They stuck around for the kids but I had been helping out for a year or so and the next year they decided not to come back. I took over, with another wonderful volunteer and I think the program is SO MUCH more positive now! I hope all the kids enjoy it and we have a great facility we work with and wonderful parents who help out!

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  16. I would get some new dishes so I could take them with me if I move!

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  17. i want to buy my son the toy story desk from csn- thanks

    tcogbill at live dot com

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  18. Yay for applying to culinary school! how exciting :) I looooove Le Creuset...I got the french oven (in orange!) for Christmas and absolutely love it.

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  19. Congratulations on your new endeavor...how exciting!!! I love my Le Creuset pots...great for stews and soups :)

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  20. Congratulations!! I am in the same boat of chasing my dreams by going to massage therapy school. It is SO FULFILLING to be progressing towards something I want to do!! :D

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  21. Congrats! For me it was going to back to my Masters to become a Librarian.

    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity
    PelicanJL@hotmail.com

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  22. I took control by starting college for the first time at 44 ...and graduating! And, then completing my masters afterward.

    I'd love to get something new and shiny for my kitchen ...I love Le Creuset but it's a bit out of my price range.

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  23. Congrats about applying to Culinary School! How exciting! I have admired Le Creuset products for a looooong time and would love to get an orange one!

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  24. That is so exciting about applying to culinary school! I have oft longed to do that...but I am taking charge by holding out to the finish line with my dietetics degree. As for Le Creuset, I have wanted a dutch oven for a long time and am always so disappointed when I come across recipes that require them.

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  25. Congratulations! I'm so glad to hear that you are following your heart. I made a similar decision when I decided to start my MFA. You won't look back on it! Thanks for sharing, sweet woman. I hope you have a great Wednesday. Happy Hump Day!
    PS. I need a dutch oven too!

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  26. I'm excited to see CSN carries Graham & Brown wallpapers...I would buy two rolls of their paintable beadboard wallpaper to redo my hallway.

    shel704 at aol dot com

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  27. Congratulations for that big step! It is essential to do things that are important for us, we all seem to lose track of that sometimes.

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  28. I went to culinary school and after completing that I then went to school to become an IT programmer :)
    Doing what you love is the most important thing :)

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  29. mm I would get a lovely casserole dish in Caribbean blue. We just redecorated our kitchen in limegreen and this would go great!

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  30. Oh my gosh, Peggy, I'm so excited for you! I know that I went through exactly the same thing, right? Well not exactly, but I did give up a whole other career/life to go to culinary school and start over. It's not an easy choice, but I'm so glad you are following your heart! I wrote a post just today about following your dreams, haha. If I won the giveaway I'd probably get a nice heavy-duty wooden cutting board, something to last :)

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  31. I wish all the participants Good Luck!

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  32. Congrats on culinary school! You will be an amazing chef!

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  33. Congrats, I would love to get a new casarole pan! kimmymay03@yahoo.com

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  34. If I won I'd love to put the gift certificate toward the Aerosoles - THUMB PRI-002 - Thumb Printz Sport Shoes in Black Leather.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  35. I would get a creme brulee torch, a bookcase for my cookbooks, an ice cream maker, or a pizza stone. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. Thanks for a great giveaway! I would get some new bakeware.

    hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

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  37. I adore LeCreuset and would be thrilled to own their tea kettle!

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  38. Great to hear! Seize the day and chase what you want in life! Thanks for the giveaway, I am saving up for a Le Creuset doufeu.

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  39. I would use it towards paula deen cookware in red! tracietrump at yahoo dot com

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  40. I would get an fire extinguisher

    http://www.csnstores.com/KIDDE------------KID466112-UFK1003.html

    My wife likes LeCreusea lot.
    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  41. I love Le Creuset! I finally got one of their dutch ovens, and it's phenomenal! Even their spatulas are awesome!!!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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