Thursday, March 18, 2010

Fab Five Friday: Giveaway Edition

Happy Friday! Once again, I am joining my friend Emily, on her BlogCarnival, Fab Five Friday!

Here are my picks this week!

1. When I was pregnant with Hope and considering cloth diapers, a sweet blog reader sent me a Planet Wise wetbag for my diapers and I am just in love with it. I have the pink and brown one on the right in the back of the picture and it is amazing and makes cloth diaper washing a cinch! I just put the wet diapers in, take them to the washer, dump the diapers, turn the bag inside out, throw it in the washer and that is it, no touching of yuckiness! Plus, how cute are they? :) LOVE these!


2. Well, since this week was St. Patrick's day, I need to give a shout out to my one and only McDonald's LOVE. I am not a fan of the restaurant chain, but once these little beauties come out I am like a moth to a flame! :) I love the minty goodness of a Shamrock Shake! What is even better is if you can get your friendly McDonald's worker to give you half Shamrock, half chocolate! Oh dear! :)


3. Babylegs baby leg warmers

Like I mentioned above, I cloth diaper Hope. I WISH I had done it with my boys. It is actually fun! These sweet leg warmers make for super simple diaper changes. Hope's typical daily outfit is a long sleeved onesie, a cloth diaper, and a pair of BabyLegs! They come in SUPER cute patterns and they are NOT just for girls! They have adorable boy BabyLegs!

4. My, I mean, Hope's Nautica, Hannah Baby bedding set!

While I was pregnant with Hope and dreaming of all things girly, I loved searching through kids bedding looking for something pretty that could grow with her. I fell in LOVE with this set and we were gifted with it shortly after! :) Seriously, when I am having a moment where the kids are sucking my sanity out of me, I step in to Hope's room, it is pretty and calming and girly! I am trying to figure out a creative way to reinvent her bumper pads since she is now standing in her crib and can't have them as a bumper. If anyone has ideas on alternate uses I would love to hear them!





5. Crock Pots!

I had difficulty getting in to the Crock Pot groove, but now that I am here, it is a happy place to be! I love putting breakfast in before I go to bed and having a hearty breakfast ready for the family in the morning and I love throwing dinner in during the morning hours (while I still have a little energy) and having dinner cook all day and be ready when Howard gets home! I have become a HUGE fan of the Crockpot 365 blog.


This AMAZING Crock Pot Smart Pot is NOT the Crock Pot I own, but I have been eyeing them up and am thinking of making the investment soon. BUT, because I love you all and because CSN Stores has given me the opportunity to bless one lucky reader with an item of my choice, THIS my friends is the Crock Pot Smart Pot that could be ALL yours!

There are a few ways to get an entry. A winner will be chosen and announced a week from today.

1. Simply leave a comment

2. Join in the Fab Five Friday Fun and let Emily know you did!

3. Post about the giveaway on Facebook

4. Tweet about the giveaway

5. Check out the CSN website and let me know what your favorite item is.

6. Blog about this giveaway

*In order to get credit for each entry you MUST leave a comment for EACH one you do. So be sure to come back and leave a comment for EACH entry! I will be choosing a number using random.org to choose which comment wins! Good Luck!

PS if you get a minute, check out my previous post and go vote for Hope in the Tutu Model Contest! :) Today is the LAST day to vote!

77 comments:

Bec said...

Entering! I am horrible in that I pretty much never cook, but I WANT to! My problem is that I can never think of what to make, never plan ahead of time (like, before i go grocery shopping), and never feel like spending more time cooking a meal than I will be eating it! A crock pot would be the perfect solution!

Corinne said...

I too LOVE crock pots ... and it's almost time for a new one!

missie church said...

How wondeerful is this!! I am entering your drawing and will be back with a product of choice for the website!! Your blog is awesome!! You are so talented!!

Valerie said...

I've been checking out the new crock pots too, but haven't had an excuse to purchase a new one. Winning one would be even better though! Thanks for the chance! :-)

Valerie said...

Just posted about it on facebook too! :-)

SHELLY said...

I LOVE using the crockpot!! Mine is about worn out...my husband has actually glued the handle back on! ;) I've had thoughts of looking for a new one. Winning one would be even better!! :)

NMmom10 said...

I Love doing Crock Pot suppers. I am a working Mom and it's great to walk in the door with dinner practically ready and the house smelling yummy! I hope I get picked!

Brookeanne said...

Mmmm... crock pot! I honestly haven't used one. If you get a chance... share (or link) some of your fav breakfast items to make. This is the first time I've heard of using it for breakfast :).

Hailey said...

Did a facebook status about the giveaway too.

Hailey said...

Never thought of using the crock pot to do breakfast! I'm going to have to check that out.

About the crib bumpers, my sister in law made hers into valences :)

mumof2grls said...

my crockpot just broke and I need another one. Hope I win!

mumof2grls said...

I did a FB post too:) Thanks for the info about the crockpot blog. I think I may be addicted.

mumof2grls said...

I think my favorite iteam at CSN is the Patch Magic Fairy Tale Princess Quilt. So cute and my girls would love it!

The Dortenzos said...

I LOVE crockpot cooking but mine is 9 years old--would love to win this one :)!!!!

Lisa said...

I also love crock pot cooking...makes life so easy! And, Shamrock Shakes are also one of my favorites. My husband promised me that he would pick one up for me last week and he forgot. I'm so hoping that they still have them today! :)

Lisa said...

Okay, my favorite thing from the CSN stores...
I've never heard of the CSN stores site and I must admit, I can't stop browsing! The first thing I look for when I find a site like that is something orange for my kitchen. I own the Rachael Ray cookware in orange and the Wolfgang Puck cookware in orange as well as many Wolfgang Puck items in orange.
SO, my favorite thing so far on the CSN store site is the Rachael Ray “Bubble & Brown” 9" x 13" Stoneware Lasagna Lover in Orange! I want that pan so badly I can't stand it!

Kim said...

LOVE that crock pot!!!!!!!

Mel said...

I love to use my crockpot but it is the old "granny" style. I would love a new fancy one!

-Mel

Samantha said...

I absolutely love knowing that I can have a meal ready to go, turn on the crockpot, leave, then return to a wonderful meal!

Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Samantha O.

Kim said...

I'm newly married and would love a crock pot to make my life easier!

dr_bristow said...

Crock pots are awesome! What a fun giveaway!

dr_bristow said...

I checked out the website, and I love the educational toys that they have, especially the good quality puzzles. I work with autistic kids, so I'm always looking for more supplies to use with them.

Valerie said...

My favorite item at CSN is the JOJODesigns Sophia Kidd Bedding Collection. I just love the cute pink and black! :-)

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said...

I am just learning to love my crockpot for dinners! BUT mine has a football field printed around it (leftover from college football parties of where all I made were meatballs) - I would love love love a fancy new one!

Joe, Christina, & Rocky said...

I can't believe how many CSN store items there are! I'm in love with the buffet furniture! Realistically, I probably need / can afford a new skillet from housewares!

Krista said...

this is wonderful!
I need a crockpot-with 4 children on the go constantly it would be great! Thanks !

Lisa said...

I am a bona fide Crockpot addict. I have 1 huge one, 2 med size ones and hubby just bought me a double crockpot (It has 2 crock side by side)I do a lot of out of home entertaining and use my crocks on a weekly basis, in the summer there is one going everyday!

Pamela said...

I've never heard of putting breakfast in the CrockPot and cooking it overnight. What a terrific idea! What types of CrockPot breakfast dishes do you make?

I am new to your blog and am really enjoying reading about your family.

Blessings,
Pamela

Amy said...

Entering! I LOVE crock pot cooking. If I wait until the end of the day, my dinner plans usually fall apart due to a cranky toddler or a cranky me. :)

Amanda said...

I love crock pots too:)

Erin said...

Love crock pots...so easy to make dinner and always so yummy!

Just amazing enough to be AMAZING said...

I would LOVE this ! I need to become better at feeding my family with strange and even more odd hours !

Erin said...

Stopped by the CSN website. I love the handpainted blue star growth chart. I've been looking for one for my boys and that is so cute!

Devin said...

Oooh, you KNOW I would love this! I shall be facebooking and maybe blogging about this...I'll come back and leave another comment when I do!

Devin said...

Just FB'd about it!

Devin said...

Just tweeted! :)

Devin said...

I just went over to the CNS website....holy cow, how do you pick a fav? I would say I would pick the Melissa and Doug Furnished Mansion. I would love to have that for Lolee girl someday! :)

jensoup said...

love the smart pot!!!

MomMom said...

Enjoy your blog and love crock pot cooking. Would enjoy a new one!!

Katrina said...

I would love to win!

Katrina said...

I love the Fly away bedding collection! =)

Melissa said...

Would love to win this. Mine currently has to be turned on/off with pliers because the knob broke! Thanks!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

You can never have too many crock pots! That would be great! I voted for Hope...can't wait to hear if she wins!! =)

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

Heading over to post it on facebook now! =)

Tracy said...

OOO!!! I LOVE to use my crockpot and I am in desperate need of a new one!! So nice to put dinner in it in the morning and not have to think about what to cook all day!!

Tracy said...

OH...and I just tweeted about it!! See....I do want to win!!

Tracy

http://twitter.com/txmommy6

Tracy said...

Just put it on my facebook!!!
YES!!

Tracy

K S said...

Ooh, a new crock of pot would be awesome! :-) I recently got the one from Hamilton Beach that has a "seal" so you can take it on the road and it won't spill! Genius for taking things into work, especially with all those 17% + grade hills I have in Seattle.

But, winning a crock would be super fun! Great giveaway!

Penny said...

I'd love a new crock pot. Mine is getting really worn. =)

Klizb said...

My family would starve if not for crock pot cooking...and my current crock pot is not long for this world, I am afraid. I would love a new one!!!

Amy Dalon said...

Enter me please! I hate to cook but love to crockpot:). The Crockpot365 blog is awesome- I've probably made 15-20 different recipes off of there! Congrats to Hope for winning the Tutu model contest!

Mommato2miracles said...

I am entering to win the contest! But also wanted to share with you what a friend of mine did with her little girls' sweet crib set. She ended up turning it into a patchwork quilt for her twin sized bed after! She used all the fabric, then also got some coordinating fabric from a store, and added that in. It is really beautiful! Cute right?
PS thanks for your encouraging words, it is so appreciated:-) when you have a sick kid, to know that people are thinking and praying

Atzimba said...

Thanks for the link to a crock pot blog. I love the simplicity of cooking this way. Hope I win.

Atzimba said...

Oh!!! The CBS stores have the cutest hand painted growth charts !!

Toni :O) said...

Love my crockpot too and would love to win! Thanks for the chance to win! tonidreist@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

I love it that the things you love are things I love also! I started cloth diapering with my second and am a huge fan of baby legs and teh Planet Wise wetbags. They make it so fun!

krueth said...

Love the Ladybug comforter set. My granddaughter would LOVE it..have to think aobut it..ha! Thanks for the giveaway. I love crockpots, so nice to use allyear long.

krueth said...

I love my crockpot, but its about on its last legs I think. I use it all year round, IN teh winter its so comforting to smell the food cooking on a cold winter day, and in the summer it cooks while not heating my house up so bad. I would love a new crockpot. Wendy

edmontonjb said...

They have so many great products but one of my favorites if the Zevro Wall-Mount Dispenser. My kids would love to use that.

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edmontonjb said...

I need a new crock pot. Mine started making everything taste funny so I threw it out and haven't bought a new one.

dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

Angela said...

With a family of 6, I could definitely use another crock pot.

Angela said...

I like the Kathy Ireland Home by Hallmart Daisy Crazy quilt.

rabidbutterfly said...

OHHHH....I could use a crock pot... :)

Ashley said...

Our crockpot lid just broke. This would be fabulous to win!

patricia said...

I have a 25 year old crockpot that I got when I got married. I think that it is on its last leg, though I have gotten lots of good use out of it. I would LOVE a new one!!!

Ann On and On... said...

I really really need a new crock pot...they are the best thing since sliced bread, really.
amerskine at hotmail dot com

Ann On and On... said...

I don't know how to enter Fab Five Friday....but I would really like to learn. amerskine at hotmail dot com

Ann On and On... said...

I love all the Le Creuset items. The colors are so fun.
Thanks again for the opportunities.
amerskine at hotmail dot com

Cindy and crew said...

Crock pots are great for busy days! I've never heard of the crock pot web site you gave...I'll have to go visit!

Cindy and crew said...

CSN has tons of stuff! Love the Ladybug Parade set...perfect for a house full of girls! Cool art tables, too...like the Alex Toys Super Art Table!

Susan said...

Holy crockpot giveaway!

Susan said...

I tweeted. @susanvandervort

Susan said...

...if this doesn't count, you'll have to tell me...

My blog feed is going to automatically publish my blog post to facebook. If that doesn't count for "facebooking" it, that's fine. I'm not a grubber!

Susan said...

I blogged it!

Chrissy said...

i never win...but i figured i could at least post a comment just to say that i did. love reading your words Kristy!

Chrissy said...

i put it on facebook too! :)

Alyssa said...

love, LOVing crock pot cooking right now. you got me hooked. definitely time for a new one, sista!!