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A Blue & Green Giveaway

Update: Congratulations to Cyndi (comment #1), winner of the Blue & Green Giveaway! This contest is closed. Thank you to all who participated! -NB

I love blue and green (my favorite colors).

And I love finding super cute stuff for really great prices.

And I love sharing these treasures with friends.

So… because I love blue and green, and because I love cute kitchen stuff, and because I think one of you deserves a special treat, I’m opening up a giveaway for the following items:

Two super cute Crate & Barrel kitchen towels

Two sets of four Chantal 1/2-cup ramekins

Two coordinating honeycomb-patterned silicone hot pads/mats

So to recap, that’s:
Two (2) Crate & Barrel cotton kitchen towels in super cute patterns
Eight (8) Chantal oven & microwave-safe 1/2 cup ramekins in green, and
Two (2) cute honeycomb-patterned silicone mats for handling hot ramekins

You know you want this blue & green kitchen dream!

Please read all the rules:
1. Leave a comment on this blog to participate. One entry per person, please.
2. Use a legitimate e-mail address so I can contact you. It will not be shared.
3. You must be a resident of the U.S. with a mailing address (no P.O. boxes).
4. This giveaway closes at 6:00pm Central Time on Friday, November 4th.
5. The Complete Package will randomly draw one winner from all entries.
6. The winner will be notified by e-mail. If they do not respond within 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn. (Please don’t make me do that!)
7. Once I have a confirmed winner, I will post an announcement on the blog.

The disclaimer portion of this post: All prizes were purchased by me (aka NanaBread) with my own cash money. No portion of this giveaway was donated or sponsored in any way. I’m just a girl, standing in front of a pile of cute kitchen stuff, asking you to love it. And if you’re the first to name that convoluted movie quote reference, I’ll give you a second entry. Good luck to all who enter!



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A Box of Love from the Cherry Republic

Cherry goodness from Comfortably Domestic Blog and http://www.cherryrepublic.com

Michigan is the Cherry Republic. I hate to admit it, but I didn’t know cherries were grown in Michigan. Don’t boo and hiss, Michiganders (Michiganians?). I’m deeply rooted in southern Texas. We grow tropical fruits and pecans down here. That’s puh-CAHNS. I love cherries, I just wasn’t really aware of where they’re grown. I once saw a cherry tree in northern Montana, and I was awe-struck. But then my blogging friend Kirsten over at Comfortably Domestic mentioned Michigan cherries and I was intrigued. When she held a giveaway contest featuring a box of goodies from The Cherry Republic, I took my chances and entered. When I actually won and received a box of organic cherry chipotle salsa, a bag of dried cherries with mixed nuts, and a bag of dark chocolate covered dried cherries, my mind was totally blown. Not only am I now aware of Michigan’s glorious cherries, but I am a fan. A big fan. Huge. Fan. These are by far the best chocolate covered cherries I’ve ever eaten, and you guys know how I love dark chocolate. I can’t stop eating them, and I can’t thank Kirsten and the good folks at Cherry Republic enough for this fabulous gift box, but I can share their websites and encourage you to visit. I’m not sure about Mother’s Day shipping, but you can certainly check it out. What mom wouldn’t love a gift of Michigan cherries? And then there’s Memorial Day. And the Fourth of July. And Labor Day. And Halloween. Or Thanksgiving. Cherries at Christmas would be divine. Are cherries considered “lucky” on New Year’s? Don’t forget birthdays! I’m pretty sure the gift for a 29th wedding anniversary is Michigan cherries. Honey? Did you hear me?

You can buy fabulous cherry products at: http://www.cherryrepublic.com/

You can visit the lovely Kirsten’s blog at: http://comfortablydomestic.com/


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Coffee Giveaway Winner Selected!

The Complete Package has randomly selected one name from a bowl, and the winner is comment #3: Cyndi – “I LOVE coffee!!!! and your blog :)” Congratulations, Cyndi. Please check your e-mail for further instructions on claiming your Lola Savannah Coffee samples. I’d love to hear what you think of the coffee, especially “Lunch with Elvis”, once you’ve tried it! Thanks for reading the blog and for participating in the giveaway. Enjoy your coffee! -NB

Congratulations, Cyndi. Here's what you've won!

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“Buy Local” Spotlight: Lola Savannah Coffee Company of Houston, TX

Hawaiian Grog Coffee - Hello, Luvah

As I’ve said before, buying products grown or produced in my own community is a new passion of mine. I find myself looking for local products more and more often when I shop. I like the idea of buying stuff made or grown close to home. It makes me feel like I’m helping make Houston a better, more self-sufficient place. With that in mind, I’d like to introduce you to the Lola Savannah Coffee Company. They opened for business in 1995, and are known for producing an incredible array of coffees and teas while staying committed to sustainable agricultural practices. Their list of flavored coffees alone is staggering. My personal favorite is “Hawaiian Grog.” It’s incredibly tasty, and it also makes my house smell fabulous when I brew it. Here’s how it’s described on their website:

“You don’t need to be Hawaiian or groggy to enjoy this special mix of 100% Arabica beans, real coconut flakes, Highland crème, and just a hint of coconut crème. You’ll be saying “Aloha” with every sip!” -LSCC

They’re right. Sometimes, early in the morning, I whisper “Aloha, Hawaiian Grog! I love you soooo much!” before I take that first sip. It’s really good stuff, especially if you’re a nut for coffee and coconut like me. Other flavors I plan to try soon: Almond Bliss, Angel Dust, Chocolate Crème Brule, Strudel Cake and Tiramisu. My winner for their most unique blend is “Lunch with Elvis.” That’s right…it’s a peanut butter and banana flavored coffee. Yes, I know it sounds bizarre, but I’ve tried it and it’s actually pretty good. Unexpected, for sure, but it’s good! You’ve got to give it to them – it’s pretty clever.

I like to buy my Lola Savannah coffee from the large bulk barrels at my local HEB Market so I can grind my own, but HEB also sells small foil packages so you can try other flavors in small batches. They can also be found in Central Market and Fiesta stores in south Texas. If you’re not from the Houston area and/or you don’t have access to an HEB market, don’t sweat it! If you’re more of a tea person than a coffee person, that’s okay too! They sell both! They have a really nice website with online ordering. They’re also thoughtful enough to include a page called “Coffee 101” to help you learn more about coffee in general, and a “Brewing Tips” tutorial to help you make that perfect cup of Joe. Intrigued yet? I hope so. They certainly got my attention, and now they’re a part of my morning routine. You can check them out at www.lolacc.com.

As a special treat for one lucky reader, I’m giving away three sample pouches of Lola Savannah coffee. The flavors are Texas Pecan, Lunch with Elvis, and Chocolate Creme. Leave a comment telling me your favorite flavor or type of coffee and where you get it. Be sure to include your e-mail address. All entries must be received by midnight Central Standard Time on Thursday, October 7, 2010. One winner will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail on Friday, October 8, 2010. I’ll post an update on the blog to announce the winner, as well.

Lola Savannah Coffee Samples - 1.75 ozs. each

Disclaimer: The Lola Savannah Coffee Company of Houston, Texas has no earthly idea who in the tarnation NanaBread is, so it goes without saying that they have in no way compensated or bribed her to provide this endorsement. But that won’t stop her from buying her weekly pound of Hawaiian Grog and shooting her mouth off about it. The sample packs for the giveaway were purchased by NanaBread with her own cash money. That just proves how much she loves this stuff and how strongly she feels it must be shared with the coffee lovers of the world. Think of this as a public service announcement for fellow java junkies everywhere (12-step program not included).


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