Giveaway Winners

The fabulous month of giveaways is over and the winners are (drum roll please)…

  • Jillian J. won the canning kit
  • Donna B. won the ice cream maker
  • Amy H. won the food processor
  • Karen Z. won the pasta maker

All together, the 4 giveaways had over 1500 entries! Congrats to the winners and thanks everyone for entering.

My month ended with a bang. Over my birthday weekend I visited a friend in Washington, D.C. and my trip coincided with hurricane Irene. We went by Target to get some supplies for the storm and it was ransacked. Missing? Bottled water, flashlights, candles, batteries, peanut butter, bread, toilet paper and, of course, beer.

In the end, we got a lot of wind and rain but it wasn’t that bad. We didn’t even lose power, so our stockpile of non-perishables is still sitting in Jess’ kitchen. Enjoy the canned fruit and Cheerios, Jess!

(By the way, this Washington Post article about pigging out on stockpiles was exactly what I experienced – we had frozen pizza and Skittles for dinner, which is definitely not our norm.)

I’m happily back in sunny California, the land of earthquakes but no hurricanes, tornadoes or humidity. I flew back on my birthday, giving me an extra long day to celebrate on both coasts. I met some friends for a great dinner in Oakland, where we celebrated with freshly baked German dark chocolate soufflé with vanilla ice cream:

What was your most memorable birthday?

7 Comments on Giveaway Winners

  1. Ann
    August 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm (8 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! I live in the Southern US, so we have hurricanes – my personal preference over earthquakes!

    I love all of my birthdays….when it’s MY day – I am a party unto myself!
    Ann recently posted Crock Pot Lasagna

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  2. Christine
    August 31, 2011 at 9:01 pm (8 years ago)

    Congrats to the winners. Happy Birthday! Glad you made it through Hurricane Irene.

    I like all my birthdays.
    Christine recently posted Garlic Rosemary Chicken

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    • Stephanie
      September 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm (8 years ago)

      @Christine – thanks!

    • Stephanie
      September 1, 2011 at 2:21 pm (8 years ago)

      @Elyse – thank you!

  3. Boondockma
    September 2, 2011 at 8:06 am (8 years ago)

    Happy Birthday! Glad you made it back okay. Are all your Birthday’s that eventful?

    Congratulations to the prize winners. And Thanks for hosting these giveaways, as well as all the work you put in to keeping this blog going. A job well done!
    Boondockma recently posted Intent To Return

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  4. Karen
    September 6, 2011 at 12:44 pm (8 years ago)

    Thank you for the pasta maker! I can’t wait to try it out!

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