Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And the winner is...

The winner of the $40 CSN Stores gift certificate is...

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2010-06-29 23:24:10 UTC

Who is lucky number 18?
Gabby who said..."I would put it towards a child size pink baby grand piano for my daughter. We've been looking at it for a while!"

Thank you to everyone else who entered...sorry that you can't all win.

Congrats Gabby! Contact me here by Thursday so I can get you your gift card!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010


I had always figured I would do my first giveaway when I reached 100 followers (since that seems to be how everyone else does it), but you guys are awesome! There were enough of you that checked out one of the over 200 online CSN Stores, that I was contacted to host a giveaway of a $40 gift card! Need a new sofa?
American Furniture Masterpiece Chenille Sofa in Chocolate
How about a grill?
Gas Grills
Or maybe some new shoes?
Carlos Pleasure in Black Patent

How to enter:
- Leave a comment (with your email address) on this post telling me what you would use your $40 gift card on.
- Only one comment per person please.
- Open to residents of US & Canada only.
- The winner will be chosen through Random.org

Giveaway closes Monday, June 28th at Noon (PST)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


How yummy does this look?! Can I just say that I'm so glad that I decided to get the KrumKakes Express to review. 
CSN Stores was great to work with. The order was processed quickly and shipping was reasonably fast (it wasn't slow, I was just so anxious that one week felt like FOREVER). 
The iron worked like a charm, once I figured out how much batter and what setting to put it on. The recommended heat setting to start with is a 2, but apparently I like mine crispy because I ended up putting it at 4.5 and I used twice as much batter as the instructions said to use. I guess technically this lovely piece of equipment is supposed to make Norwegian cookies that you fill with whipped cream or ganache but it works great for making waffle cones and bowls (plus I liked the fancy design better than the standard grid of a waffle cone).
I made a few of these to serve at my daughter's birthday party last month...

It has been so much fun to make my own ice cream cones. I've even started experimenting with different flavored cones, so look for those in the future. I love it, I'm so glad that I decided to get it and I think I'll be eating a lot of ice cream this summer!