Friday, October 22, 2010

I Love Giveaways!

I grew up in a household where BOTH my parents were amazing cooks. (For the record, they still are, I just don't live in their household anymore! LOL). So I learned a lot over the years about how to make different dishes as well as how to improvise. And my father, in particular, also spent a lot of time teaching me the "basics". Such as, how to cut vegetables up properly and how important it is to have quality knives and pans. So I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to kitchen gadgets and cookware. (yes, I can admit it!)

The problem is, this totally clashes with my cheap frugal side. And while I know that it is less costly in the long run to invest in one expensive item that will last forever, than to buy a cheap new item every year, I still want to want to get the best deal I can for my money.

Well, I was recently perusing the internet for some new cookware (I need a new everyday pan) and decided to check out and some of their websites. Why? Well... 

(and here is the point of this post - finally!) 

...because on Monday I WON Meg's giveaway over at A Little Knick Knack and the prize was a gift certificate that can be used at any of CSN's stores! Woohoooo!! Yay me! :) (By the way, you really should go check out Meg's blog if you haven't already - it really is fabulous!). Thank you Meg for hosting such a great giveaway!!

 I love giveaways!

Especially when I ~win~ them!! :)

Anyhoo... as I was saying... I am in the market for some new kitchen stuff so I have been checking out CSN's site It has so many incredible items at really reasonable prices. For example, did you know that they have 63 Rachael Ray cookware items for under $35? And there are 60 Paula Deen cookware items for under $35 too. (oh, and have I mentioned that I will be seeing both of those amazing women next month? In person? YES!! Squueeee!) But I digress... how about an apron? They have about 450 aprons under $35! Wow, the possibilities are endless!

Anyway, I need to go do some shopping. *GRIN* And if you get a chance, go check out ... you never know when someone may be hosting a giveaway for her loyal followers... hint hint ;)

Legal CYA (just in case!) - CSN has not asked me to "promote" them in any way via this post. I have written it of my own decision without any knowledge to them. And while I did win Meg's CSN giveaway and I will eventually be getting a credit towards whatever I order, I have not yet even decided what to get! :)

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