Tuesday, July 20, 2010


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 thumb dulce de leche maltesers ice cream slices....

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.


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Nicole Larsen said...

I shared this giveaway on my Facebook page http://bit.ly/cmehs5


susan1215 said...

I'd love to get a new blender

susan1215 said...


susan1215 said...

follow via GFC

thatlittlehouse said...

I'd like the Rowenta Auto Steam Iron

nblexp at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I'd love the designer catbox enclosure in espresso I saw on the CSN website! lucillemcg27@yahoo.com

stowelljg said...

CSN Stores Furniture Wow! CSN Stores has so many great things at great prices; I don’t know where to begin! The Powell Nostalgic Oak Magazine End Table (Item No. 469, SKU No. PW1052) would be ideal to help my mother control her clutter. It has four drawers to keep and hide all sorts of things and a magazine rack to organize her reading stuff. In addition to all of that, it has a pull-out shelf that would come in very handy when the top is cluttered with all sorts of stuff. Thanks for the chance to win the CSN Stores Gift Card!

stowelljg said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/stowelljg/status/19947802935

Breanne said...

I would get the Modus Newport Platform Bed in Cordovan

Meet the Browns said...

I'd get a Backdrop Inflatable Headboard!


ms-texas said...

I would probably try to get a new set of sheets


Charity S said...

I would get the LaMont Athena Bench Hamper.

charisscharity at yahoo dot com

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Michael said...

I would use the gift certificate towards the purchase of a Delonghi Two Cup Espresso/Cappuccino Maker.


Create With Joy said...

Thank you for this opportunity. I would love some new flatware as we have a fork gremlin in our household!


mail4rosey said...

The table you have up is awesome! I would, however, like to own the Detroit Tigers MLB rocking chair for my son's upcoming b/day.


Create With Joy said...

I added your giveaway to my sidebar at Create With Joy!


Betty C said...

I would apply it to this purchase - Minka Ambience Viennese Romance Table Lamp - 10590-478

Brian E. said...

Thanks for the giveaway...we have our eye on an item of practical utility: a Panasonic Microwave Oven from CSN !

senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

Unknown said...

I would like to get their Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Signature 11 Piece Block Cutlery Set - 30768-000

ardy22 at earthlink dot net

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ardy22 at earthlink dot net

Brian E. said...

Tweeted: http://twitter.com/brianpiero/status/19969792101

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vegan4life said...

panin press ty.

Sand said...

I love the Gaiam The FIRM Wave Kit to burn off the calories after eating the ice cream!

/\Heather/\ said...

First in the cart: weighted hoop for exercise! Yippee!

Unknown said...

I would like to get the Rachael Ray Cast Iron 11" Round Grill Pan in Orange. garrettsambo@aol.com

cman said...

Those look soooo delicious!
Harmony Kids Disney Cars Deluxe Rocker

bless their hearts mom said...

i would put it toward the hunter outside 52" ceiling fan in white for our carport seating area!

bless their hearts mom said...



BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

I would get the Magic Bullet Blender. Thanks for a great giveaway.

prpldy (at) comcast dot net

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/prpldy/status/19987028837

prpldy (at) comcast dot net

Random number: go to my blog, on the left side you will find the random number generator. put #1 in the first space and the total amount of comments you received in the 2nd space. click on the button "Choose Winners" and it will give you a random number. Hope that helps.

Joshlin said...

I blogged about this giveaway at http://asavingmomssanity.blogspot.com/2010/07/saturdays-giveaways_31.html
Savingmomssanity at gmail dot com

A GAL NEEDS... said...

One last tweet! http://twitter.com/melahelen/status/20024455368
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

Maryam said...

I just found your blog and it looks amazing,and this recipe sounds so good .. will try it

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