Thursday, December 2, 2010

Jumping for Joy!

So waaaay back at the beginning of September I won one of my first blog giveaways.  

Oh! it was such an exciting morning to sit down at the computer with my morning cup of coffee, open my email and find out that I had won a $55 gift certificate to CSN from Maryann @ Domestically Speaking!  (If you aren't familiar with her, you've gotta check out her blog - seriously!)

Before I had even had my caffeine fix {a morning person I am NOT} I was able to magically jump up to do a happy dance - and I'm talkin' booty shakin', head swingin', lower lip bitin', fist pumpin' excitement!!  Woo Hoo! 

I had never shopped at CSN before but was thrilled to explore the site.  {Have you ever looked at their site?  It's overwhelming because there is SO much to look at!}  And after MUCH agonizing & spending the GC 100 different ways I finally decided on some Le Creuset cookware : )

Ja wanna know what I just ordered?

Le Creuset 12" x 9.5" Rectangular Dish in Black Onyx

Le Creuset Stoneware 10.5" x 7" Baking Dish in Cobalt with FREE 7" x 5" Bonus Dish

Oops! I loaded the wrong color duet *pictured is Caribbean but I ordered Cobalt*

I wish I could say I'm getting these for myself... remember those 100 different ways I spent the GC?  Well, approximately 98 of those ways were for me, myself & I!  But truth be told, we're stretching our budget every which way we can right now.

So the cookware will be wrapped and sent to 2 very good homes where they will be used and loved by the chefs of the house!

Who knows, maybe one day I'll be served something in those little cuties : P
Again, gifting with ulterior motives - hehe

So, Thank You Maryann & CSN for giving me the opportunity to play Santa!!



Theresa said...

Congrats on your win and so sweet of you to gift them. I like your ulterior motive:)!
Thanks bunches for your kind comment on my post. Makes my day!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Yay!! So happy for you!

Ann Nichols said...

So neat! It's always so much fun to win something!

Lindalou said...

How wonderful that you won a giveaway. It's very exciting.

I watched some of the Opray Favorite Things program and the only "thing" I was a little bit jeolous about was the complete set of Le Creuset cookware that she gave away.

Lucky homes who are getting these gifts.

fredamans said...

Congratulations! I Love CSN too!

Sue said...

Glad you won! And I know the recipients of your gift-giving efforts are going to be mighty pleased!!


CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How fun to be the winner of such a nice GiveAway! The cookware is great stuff and you are so sweet and smart to regift your GiftCertificate Shopping Spree! I'd be Jumping for Joy to be on the receiving end, and I bet your recipients will too!

Ott, A. said...

Congrats on winning. Those pans look awesome! I'm giving away a Christmas Cookbook on my blog next week, so You'll have to stop by sometime and see if your lucky streak is still running.

Jen said...

I love them!
Lucky you...and lucky are the ones you are giving them too.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love your choice! Shopping of CSN is such fun!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I have a few Le Creuset pieces and a big Dutch Oven which is my very favorite thing to cook with.

Your gift recipients will LOVE you!

Judie said...

Waaaaaah!! I want to win one of those!! If you need another caffeine fix, go to my blog. I have LOTS!!

House On Beach Street said...

I never ever win. Congrats on yours, what a sweetie you are to spend it on another.


Well, congrats on your win. I love the pans!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

JUMPING FOR JOY...what a great title for your J post! And congrats on your win!
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I don't blame you for jumping for joy! Lovely pans, and I'm sure you'll get some goodies from them.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Yes, I would be jumping for joy, too. That was a sweet giveaway and how sweet of you to buy such great gifts. The lucky giftees!
Peace and joy,
Su-sieee! Mac
J is for Joy of Christmas

Lourie said...

Stoneware is awesome. And what a great way to do Christmas shopping!!

Jo said...

How very cool that you are sharing your bounty! wonderful J post!!!

Anonymous said...

I love Le Creuset and I'm so happy you won the voucher, nothing nicer than shopping from one's armchair

Splendid Little Stars said...

That is an exciting win! And you win doubly because you're giving it away! That is generosity passed on.

Jenny said...

Congratulations on your win! Maybe you'll be the lucky recipient of something yummy baked in them!

I'm doing seven days of giveaways on my blog starting today. I'm hoping you enter cuz I bet you might be able to win something for you!

Thanks for the joyous and generous link on our little journey through Alphabe-thursday this week.

Yours is the true spirit of the holidays.

Hugs and A+