Thursday, June 23, 2011

Tastefully Simple Giveaway

The clouds were colliding into one another.
We had another crazy storm last evening. There wasn't as much extensive damage in our neighborhood as last week; however, these storms are unusual for us.

They blow in so quickly, rattling the windows and shaking leaves and limbs from the trees. Makes me wish our town had some kind of warning system to alert us.

Stormy weather brewing in our backyard last evening.

That little la niña has been quite the nasty girl this season. She's brought stormy weather almost every evening for the past week.

Never heard of la niña? Being the geeky savvy blogger that I am, I have a link for you to learn about la niña so you can impress your friends with your new knowledge. ☺

Maybe it's the weather, or perhaps the lack of structured schedules that's throwing me off this week. While I have an itch to stitch, I've lost my sewing mojo. I sit and stare, fondling my fabric, as I try to decide what to create with it. I was a bit productive yesterday...I went through a huge stack of vintage Vogue Patterns Magazines and tore out the 'Couture Techniques' articles. I'll put them in a binder and have a quite nice reference section on my shelf. Since I haven't been sewing, I've been amused with some new kitchen products.

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend a Tastefully Simple party. Have you ever been? If you haven't but get an invitation...GO! It's the only party I know where you eat your way through the catalog! Every sample I tried was delicious.

One of my favorites was the Tempting Taco Cheese Ball Mix. I could have eaten that entire cheese ball and bowl of Blue Aztec Chips all by myself!

I've been a fan of their Savory Wheat Beer Bread Mix for quite a while. It reminds me of the Beer Bread my Grandma used to make, but this is so much easier! All I have to do is add 12oz of beer (or a carbonated beverage) to the mix, pop it into the oven, and wait a few minutes for the memories to start wafting through the house.

The variety of items Tastefully Simple offers is excellent. There are over 50 different appetizers and meal makers! All their products are either open & enjoy, or require just one or two ingredients to prepare – simple! I love that they have 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed worries of trying something new. And the best thing...Everything will be shipped right to your door in 7-10 days.

Amy, my Tastefully Simple representative, wanted me to share some of the TS goodness with you. So, sweet bloggy friends, we're having a giveaway! And I wanted to sweeten this giveaway by adding a little sumpin'-sumpin' to it. There will be 2 winners! The first winner will receive...

Giveaway #1 - Tastefully Simple Onion Onion Mix
and Brassy Apple Kitschy Corset Apron Pattern!

Tastefully Simple's Onion Onion Mix is fabulous! And it's not only a quick dip to whip up for your's a delish mix for revving up your casseroles. If you're wanting to impress the family at your next cookout, try mixing some into your burgers. All it takes is 2 Tablespoons!

Giveaway Winner #2 will receive...

Giveaway #2 - Tastefully Simple Garlic Garlic Dip
and Brassy Apple 'The Lucy' Apron Pattern!

You know that Beer Bread Mix? It pairs wonderfully with the Garlic Garlic Mix. There are several recipes to try on the Tastefully Simple website, and I found one...Best Ever Butter Spread. Oh.My.Golly. Schmeared on a just-out-of-the-oven slice of the Beer Bread is making me salivate HEAVENLY!

How do you win
one of these delicious mixes
with the cute apron patterns?

MANDATORY ENTRY...Pop on over to Miss Amy's Tastefully Simple Website and leave me a comment telling me which Tastefully Simple item makes you salivate. ☺

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES #1...I'm hosting a catalog party through June 27th.
To earn 3 additional entries, place an order with Miss Amy.
Enter 'Larri' 'Ma' and 'South Carolina' into the search boxes to find my party.
Leave me a comment telling me what your ordered.

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES #2...Host your own catalog party.
To earn 3 additional entries, host a catalog party with Miss Amy.
Contact Miss Amy to confirm your party, and leave me a comment with your party date.

OPTIONAL EXTRA ENTRIES #3...Tweet or blog about this giveaway.
To earn 2 additional entries, leave me a link to your Tweet or Blog post.

The giveaway will run until Monday, June 27th.
Open to anyone, any country.
I love all my bloggy friends and want you to try
these mixes and stitch up an apron! ☺

If you want to place an order from Tastefully Simple,
but live outside the US, drop me an email.

Happy Thursday!

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