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PRODUCT GIVEAWAY: Totally Bamboo African Congo Board

July 2, 2010

Hi Everyone!

I wanted to give away a vanity, but instead, the cool folks over at Cookware.com have offered me a better giveaway for my readers. Of course, I said yes, because you guys are the ones who keep this blog alive. So as a little Thank You, and hopefully just in time for summer BBQ’s, I’d like to offer this fantastic cutting board by Totally Bamboo.

Now, you’ve probably seen them around town in your local stores, and it just so happens that I have a kitchen full of Totally Bamboo products. They made of 100% bamboo (hence the name) and they hold up really well to knives, all types of food and make for a great presentation. I use mine to serve cheese and crackers at parties. I’ve gone through many other cheaper bamboo boards, but nothing stands up to my heavy cooking as great as these. I cannot stress how much I love these, which is why I’m super stoked to give one away to a lucky reader!

WHAT YOU WIN: One Totally Bamboo African Congo Cutting Board

HOW TO ENTER: Just leave a comment below saying why you should win by July 18, 2010.

HOW YOU’LL KNOW IF YOU WON: Leave an email and I’ll contact you the week of July 18th, 2010. If I don’t hear back from you withink 24 hours, then i’m movin’ on to the next person!

Good luck to everyone! 🙂

P.S. a little bit of info on the eco-friendliness of bamboo boards (From the Totally Bamboo website)

o    100% Renewable resource, the millennium’s new “wood”

o    Bamboo is harder and denser than most hard woods, it is16% harder than maple, which is the most common wood used for most cutting boards.

o    After harvesting, bamboo grows back and can be re-harvested every 4 ½ years.  Bamboo does not need re-planting.  Most hardwood have a 30 to 60 year growth cycle.

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Mother's Day Gift Ideas

May 4, 2010

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and I know there are some of you who haven’t even put thought into what you’ll get for your wonderful mother! Well, don’t worry, because I’ve done some legwork for you so you can just sit back, relax and take all the credit for these great ideas. Really, it’s ok – you can take the credit.

1. Scarecrow Motion Activated Sprinkler: If your mom is a gardening Guru, like my mom is, then this may be the perfect gift for her, especially if she lives out in the country (like my mom does). This sprinkler is motion-activated to turn on when an animal runs in front of it and save your mom’s garden from being eaten by garden critters. Plus, it’s a pretty funny concept and sure to get a laugh at the least bit!

2. Totally Bamboo Butcher Block: This is a great present if your mom is an avid cook. Sure, she’s got tons of cutting boards, but they’re probably plastic (BAD!), or just the normal everyday block from the store. This Butcher Block from Totally Bamboo is more than a board – it’s a statement. It makes a great everyday board or serving platter for big parties. The best part is that you can just leave it out all the time for some serious chopping! And if you don’t want such a big commitment, check out their Utility Greenlight Boards (they’re dishwasher safe!).

3. Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcake Bath Bomb: Whose mom doesn’t like mint chocolate chip cupcakes? And a bath? Then you’re sure to score extra brownie points with this one. Light your mom some candles, throw this yummy bath bomb into the tub and let her sit back and relax. And YOU do the dishes and vacuum for once!

4. LeSportsac Weekend Duffle Bag: Got a mom who loves a weekend getaway? Of course you do – who doesn’t like to take a mini vacation? Well, in order to have a complete mini-vacation, you’ll need to have all the accessories, including the perfect bag to go along with it. LeSportsac has tons of different colors and patterns to make your mom’s weekend getaway complete. Now all you’ll have to do is convince your Dad to get her the actual weekend package!