Thank you all for entering this CSN giveaway. I am very happy and overwhelmed by the response.... This giveaway is now closed and I will announce the winner in my coming post. I'm working on it right now. :) ~ 31st July 2010
The promotion team at CSN Stores had contacted me saying that I have been selected as their preferred blogger. I was thrilled because it means another wonderful giveaway for my readers. This time it's a $50 gift certificate which allows you to purchase anything you like from CSN Stores. It also means regular giveaways at Cherryonacake in the future!
CSN is based in Boston, USA. It has been in operation for more than 5 years and was recently named to the HOT 100 List of online retailers for 2009. It has 200+ shopping sites with a numerous variety of products and has grown into a Top 3 online US retailer of home and office goods. It has also opened its online stores in Canada, the UK and Germany as well.
The kitchen and dining room have always made up a large part of my life. Can you tell? So when CSN told me about their dining rooms I went on a haunt immediately. Oy! I thought I had died and gone to CSN heaven.
You wouldn't believe what I saw. This Linon Admore 3 piece white pine corner Breakfast Nook would change my life. I would repent. I would live an exemplary morning life. I would not be the sleepy grouchy morning head anymore. I'll actually be alive. I promise.
If I had a Riverside Furniture Medley 7 piece Rectangular Dining Room Set I'd give it a hug every hour on the hour... Nom Nom Huggy Hug...
In fact I'll have so many hugs to giveaway I'd love this Home Styles Retro Soda shoppe 5 piece dinette. It's too cute not to hug. So Travolta.
I need racks. We need racks. We need an SEI Iron and Wicker Storage Baker's Rack because I'm a baker.
Oh honey! Did I tell you that I needed a Hillsdale Wilshire Black Sideboard Table...I do. Blink.
Oy! What's this?! I want a Butler Vintage Oak Chair Side Curio too. For my what-nots.
I know Seraphina the Fairy would love this Kathy Ireland Area Rug. Because it's like a little garden within.
I have just fallen in love with Bahama Blue. So it only makes sense that I want a Papila Design Sideboard in Bahama Blue ~
Be still my heart.....We need cash. Or a gift certificate...to start the ball rolling. So all of you lucky people in US and Canada only.....
If you would like to try for the giveaway just leave a comment and tell me what you would really like to get from CSN Stores if you won the $50 gift certificate.
If you would like to try for more entries tweet, facebook or blog about this giveaway. For each activity that you do leave a comment and the link. The choice is yours.
I'll keep this giveaway open for 10 days. I 'll pick the winner randomly. (I wish I could figure out how to use that random number picker. If anyone has an idea please let me know). I'll announce the winner on the 31st of July.
So my US and Canadian friends do leave a comment....
While I sit in a corner and suck my
Dulce de leche has been a big part of our lives since we met her. I've made 3 cans since. Bad. But this time I'm using it to make ice cream. Good.
This Ice cream slice is an Oz thing. So says Clare of Mrs. Multitasker. That was where I found it ~ On her lovely blog.
I had sandwiched the ice cream in between 2 slices of Ikea's Pepparkakor Cappuccino. Then Dulce de leche, Maltesers and Cappuccino, they became the 3 great companions in these cool creamy slices of heaven.
This is an ice cream made originally from whipped cream and condensed milk straight from the can. Now we know why it's so good.
Here's the recipe ~ adapted from Mrs. Multitasker
600 ml heavy/thickened cream
1 can (395 gm) dulce de leche
1 large packet of Maltesers, crushed
1 packet of Ikea's Pepparkakor Cappuccino or any cookie
Grease a shallow 15 x 10 rectangular pan with butter.
Whip the cream using an electric mixer on high speed until it thickens and falls from the whisk in a thick clump.
If your dulce de leche is very thick as mine was thin it down with a little of the extra cream first until it becomes soft, smooth and is the consistency of condensed milk. But make sure it is not too runny.
Fold in the dulce de leche and the crushed maltesers into the whipped cream until everyhting is evenly mixed. Pour into the greased pan and freeze.
When the ice cream has frozen use a cookie cutter the same size as the cookies you're using and cut out circles or squares and sandwich them in between two cookies. Serve cold immediately.