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GIVEAWAY ALERT: Kitchenaid & Cuisinart Appliances!

So it’s kind of an on-going thing in our house that dh will ask for some yummy baked good, like my world famous(ish) chocolate chip cookies, and I’ll laugh and laugh, and say, “Maybe if you buy me a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer.” And of course at the price they go for, this hasn’t happened yet. Well if I win the giveaway at My Wooden Spoon, dh will be getting a whole lot of cookies!

Lori is giving away your choice of either Kitchenaid Immersion Blender, a Cuisinart Food Processor, or a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!  Well you know which one I put my vote in for, but I want to share the love and make sure you all get a chance to vote for one of those awesome gifts, too. There are four (4) ways to enter this contest:

  1. Leave a comment telling her which one you would choose.
  2. Vote for My Wooden Spoon’s Shrimp Stroganoff Casserole over at the Velveeta Casserole Challenge.
  3. Twitter this giveaway.
  4. Blog about it.

So easy! So get a move on and head over to enter RIGHT NOW, okay?

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Stalking The Mailman Chronicles: Chocolate Cometh

Look what my mailman brought me today:

My big old pile of chocolate from Carol @ Siswick Construction Zone came today!

I was a bit surprised because these candy bars are HUMONGOUS, like way bigger than I expected from the post she wrote which had a picture of these teeny tiny cute little candy bars. Yeah, that isn’t what I got. I got Ginormous Candy bars and also some Galaxy candy bars, too. I’ve never heard of Galaxy but I bet they are delicious. Probably some awesome chocolate that you can only buy in England or something. Which must make it good for me according to my messed up logic. Anyway, thanks Carol! I especially loved the “You are a winner!” note:

I might have to hang that on my mirror or something, as it seriously brought a big old smile to my face.

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Because There’s No Such Thing as Too Many Books

I just entered a giveaway to win a copy of Sisters of Misery by Megan Kelley Hall over at They are giving three signed copies to three lucky readers, so what are you waiting for? Head over and sign up for a chance to win (all you have to do is leave a comment on the post – so easy).

Here’s a quick description of the book for anyone who hasn’t heard of it yet:

“She has the right clothes, the right friends, and the right last name, but fifteen-year-old Maddie Crane sometimes feels like an outsider in her clique in the wealthy, seaside town of Hawthorne, Massachusetts. And when her gorgeous, eccentric cousin Cordelia LeClaire moves to town, Maddie is drawn toward her ethereal, magical spirit and teeters even more toward the edge of her friends’ tightly-knit circle…

Then there are the jealous ones…

Kate Endicott and the Sisters of Misery–a secret clique of the most popular, powerful girls in school–are less than thrilled by Cordelia’s arrival. When Kate’s on-again, off-again boyfriend Trevor takes an interest in Cordelia, the Sisters of Misery become determined to make her pay…

Now Maddie must choose between the allure and power of the Sisters of Misery and her loyalty to her beloved cousin. But she’ll have to give up on ever fitting in and accept the disturbing truth about the town, her friends, her mysterious cousin, and even herself as she faces the terrifying wrath of the Sisters of Misery…”

Yeah I’m pretty hooked and from what I can tell looking on, I’m not alone – it’s gotten some pretty stellar reviews so far, considering it doesn’t even come out until tomorrow, August 1. If this sounds like a book up your alley, or up the alley of someone you know, be sure to enter for a chance to win!