2 Year Blogiversary Celebration Week!

Can you believe it? 2 years ago today I took the plunge into the food blogging world. How time flies – and how things have changed – since that first post. Which, I don’t recommend you going back to read.

I was going to do a big reflective post on 2 years of food blogging for today, but instead we’re going to kick things off with a little fun. What better way to celebrate a blogiversary week than with a giveaway?

Perhaps you all have heard of CSN Stores?

What, some of you haven’t?

Well, from bed sets to baking pans, bookshelves to briefcases, from french fries to flax seeds (wait…what?), they have a store for pretty much everything! Over 200 of them to be exact. You could spend a lot of time browsing their sites, which may or may not be a good thing. But hey, Christmas is coming – perhaps you could do a little online Christmas shopping?

And with that said – one lucky reader is going to win a $60 gift certificate to use anywhere on the CSN Stores network (cannot be used towards shipping costs). You could buy some good presents with that…or maybe pick up a treat for yourself?

Here’s how to enter:

1. Leave me a comment telling me what you want to buy, be it for yourself or as a gift.

And if you want some additional entries:

1. Link back to this post on your blog.

2. Tweet about the contest on Twitter, making sure to include a link to this post, and my Twitter handle (@fache79).

The contest will run until 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 3rd. I will announce a winner on Monday, October 4th. Please note – the contest is only open to US and Canadian residents.


So get entering! Who wouldn’t want $60 to go shopping with? Even Sienna is dreaming about all the cat toys she could buy with that kind of money!

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Stay tuned for more fun blogiversary week posts! And if you really need a good laugh…go back and see my first post.


Categories: Blogiversary, Giveaway, Sienna


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33 Comments on “2 Year Blogiversary Celebration Week!”

  1. Jules
    September 28, 2010 at 8:23 am #

    I would use the money to buy myself a nice frying pan! All of mine make my pancakes, eggs, pretty much everything stick to them!!!

  2. Roz
    September 28, 2010 at 11:36 am #

    I would buy a game of some sort for my husband, a cat toy for my cat Neva (sorry Sienna!), and because I’m a “gadgaholic”, some sort of kitchen gadget for myself!

  3. highonhealthy
    September 28, 2010 at 2:35 pm #

    Ice cream maker!!! I would use it to buy an ice cream maker. 😀 I’ve been wanting one forever.

  4. September 28, 2010 at 3:46 pm #

    Congratulations, Marianne! You can check out my blog…I have added you to my Foodies on the Web page!

  5. September 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I’d love some placemats–I have a mirrored coffee table, so taking food pictures is diffucult with my face staring back at me!

  6. Yuki
    September 28, 2010 at 8:34 pm #

    Yay for two years of blogging!
    I would definitely want some bakeware stuff for myself! My mixer just broke too! Oh.. and I do have obsessions with shoes also… 😉

  7. September 28, 2010 at 9:41 pm #

    Exciting! I would totally want to buy… some awesome bowls and mugs, haha

  8. Amisha
    September 29, 2010 at 7:19 pm #

    I want that le creuset grill pan! I love their stuff.

  9. September 30, 2010 at 10:01 am #

    Now that it’s getting colder out my kids are back into waffles. I’d really like a waffle maker so I can quit buying frozen ones!!!

    I’ve only been blogging a month longer than you! Can you believe we’ve “known” each other for 2 years??? 😉

  10. September 30, 2010 at 2:16 pm #

    Congrats on Two Years!! I would buy anything Le Creuset! 😀

  11. marie
    October 1, 2010 at 8:50 am #

    Happy blogiversary! If I won, I’d buy some fun new bowls.

  12. buddy
    October 1, 2010 at 9:16 am #

    I’d probably get a new coffeemaker since ours is about to die.

  13. Meghan
    October 1, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Hands down I would most likely put it towards getting at least one good chef’s knife for the time being (looking at Shun). As I’m so tired of cutting myself with my knives which are not meant to be chef knives.

  14. nancy
    October 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm #

    I’d like to have the Rowenta Auto-Steam Iron

    nblexp at gmail dot com

  15. nancy
    October 2, 2010 at 12:15 pm #

    blogged about the giveaway here:


    nblexp at gmail dot com

  16. supersu
    October 3, 2010 at 3:33 am #

    i would buy me an iron! yes you read that right, i do not own an iron!
    thanks for the opportunity
    big congrats on your 2 year anniversary

    su 🙂

  17. October 3, 2010 at 3:53 am #

    Happy two-year blogiversary! Cake-worthy celebration material, definitely.

    I’d get a cream whipper because I’ve been wanting one! Recently I tried a mocha with *chocolate* whipped cream and what a revelation THAT was, wow — hence my vaguely frivolous desire for a cream whipper!

  18. October 3, 2010 at 4:02 am #

    I definitely need some new bake ware, my muffin pans look like they’ve been in a war and i don’t even have a cookie sheet!

  19. Gretchen
    October 3, 2010 at 4:21 am #

    I REALLY need some new pots and pans…so I think I’d go in that direction if I won 🙂

  20. October 3, 2010 at 5:44 am #

    happy aniversary! you should treat yourself to an extra special meal out to celebrate. and then post pics and a review, of course. ;]

    lord! there are so many things on that website! there’s a ton of different items i could use, but I’d probably go for either a high-power blender or some sort of chair to go in my room. something cute and cushy, like a big purple love sac or something. lol.

  21. jenn k
    October 3, 2010 at 6:37 am #

    I would love to get a baby carrier or nursery decor for our little boy due in January!

  22. M.J. Jacobsen
    October 3, 2010 at 8:24 am #

    Happy Blogiversary! I love anything Le Creuset!!

  23. October 3, 2010 at 10:00 am #

    I would buy a new blender. Mine is on it’s last legs. I know cause one day I tried to make a healthy Wendy’s frost knock off and I smelled smoke!  lol

    Happy Blogaversary btw!!!!!!

  24. june
    October 3, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    i would absolutely love to get a hand blender!

  25. Martha
    October 3, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Yeah, I’m all about the kitchenware… nice bowls would be a great change from the ugly beige ones I have now!

  26. Laura E
    October 3, 2010 at 5:10 pm #

    Thanks so much for the opportunity! And congrats on 2 years–you do a great job! I would definitely get a new blender if I won. Possibly towards a magic bullet?!

  27. Irene
    October 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm #

    Congratulations! I would buy something for baking, like muffins tins!

  28. ksb570
    October 3, 2010 at 8:53 pm #

    I found some adorable toys for my (appearing in December) niece! She is the first baby in our family and I get to be her God-Mother , so the gift certificate would go towards something special for her. I can’t wait to meet her and I am so happy for my brother and sister-in-law. I’m so happy for you, too–congrats on 2 great years!

  29. October 4, 2010 at 8:14 pm #

    I would buy my mom a Le Creuset rectangle baking dish for her Christmas present! And maybe one for myself too!


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