Thursday, March 25, 2010

Our Third Giveaway

No matter what kind of Hostess you are, no one should host an event without the book How To Break An Egg - 1,453 Kitchen Tips, Food Fixes, Emergency Substitutions and Handy Techniques on hand for quick reference. This easy to use book is a Bible for easy kitchen tips, and troubleshooting a recipe blunders. It even has advice for special uses of utensils, quick clean ups, and even kitchen safety. A MUST HAVE in any kitchen!

And ONE lucky reader will get their very own copy! Just leave a comment here, and we will draw a random winner on Wednesday, March 31st!

Good luck!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Our Second Giveaway

One of the most perfect Hostess gifts is a set of note cards or thank you cards, and our second giveaway for our Birthday Celebration is just that, from the lovely Stephanie at Ink and Paper!

Ink and Paper is a small company based in Richmond, Virginia and was started by creative minds at its parent company, PUNCH, a creative firm specializing in graphic arts and corporate branding. The ladies at PUNCH loved all things about stationery and printed papers, and decided to design a line of note cards, wrapping paper, stationery, gift tags, and many more gifts. I am in love, Love, LOVE with the wrapping paper, and they have amazing holiday prints as well. The entire line is nothing short of fabulous and fun!

Ink and Paper was kind enough to send us TWO sets of cards, both of which can be seen here. This week we will have two winners, but you can only enter once. Please leave a comment below to be entered, and be sure to check out their site here for more goodies!

Our winners for this giveaway will be announced on Wednesday, March 24th, so be sure to leave a comment by then. Many thanks again to Stephanie and Ink and Paper for the wonderful birthday gifts! Good luck!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Our First Giveaway

As any Hostess knows, during a party, the guests ALWAYS congregate in the kitchen! Luckily for me, the dining room and kitchen is one free flowing room, so I always have additional seating available to pull in for guests while I am cooking. However, most people are always in need of kitchen seating options, which is why our first giveaway is all about BARSTOOLS.

The gracious people from are giving one of our lucky readers $25 toward anything on their site! And just to show you a few of the fabulous stools, check these out (and click any of the bar stool pictures for a direct link to the product):

These Lyon stools were recently featured in Martha Stewart (left) and one can be yours on AllBarstools here for $29 (originally $54, minus your $25 giveaway!). They are some of my favorite stools, because of their size and versatility, and can even be painted to match your decor!

Want something a little less industrial but with a modern feel, like the picture on the left? I LOVE what they are doing with the wood and the legs with this Donovan stool. I may just have to purchase these for my brother's home makeover (I am not privy to the giveaway!).

Here are just a few more fabulous options, perfect for any kitchen, dining room, or bar:

If you are not in the market for bar stools, there are so many other fabulous options! Need a wine opener and chiller to keep your bottle cold (usually $38, but with gift of $25, it would only be $13!)? Or a chiller for a quick zap when guests arrive early (usually $43, but with your $25 gift, only $18!). has so many options for seating and entertaining! To enter for your $25 gift, please leave a comment saying "I WANT TO WIN" below. Your e-mail is kept private, and only your first name will display with your message. You can only enter once between today, March 10th, and next Wednesday, March 17th. One winner will be picked at random, and announced on our site.

Feel free to invite friends, family members, and other bloggers to enter as well! Good luck and thanks again to for being a part of our first giveaway!