7/1/10

84 A Stupid Stunt and A $60 July Giveaway!! ***CLOSED***

When you are cooking in the kitchen, and even more importantly, photographing food for a blog, lighting is important.

Our kitchen fluorescent light fixtures are hard wired into a timer and the timer quit working.  That meant the lights would be on ALL night.  The only way to turn them off was to unplug them.

Maybe it was the movie I had just watched the night before (The Spy Next Door, with Jackie Chan) or the fact that I wasn't even thinking at all, but I climbed up onto the counter, climbed onto the fridge, and then onto the landing where we have three sets of fluorescent lights plugged in.  Unplugged the lights, and began my ascent down.

I made it to the fridge and got one foot almost onto the countertop.  I could feel my hands slipping from the ledge, so I jumped.   Like the good, former gymnast that I am, I remembered to bend my knees and make a "stick it" landing that would make any gymnastics judge proud.  Only I didn't land on a cushy mat.  I landed on a rock hard tile floor.

Within five minutes, I had a searing pain in both of my heels.  I could not walk.  Immediately did RICE  first aid: rest, ice, compression, elevate.  Got an x-ray a few days later with good news and bad news.  The good news is that I have no fractures.  The bad news is that my heels will be sore for up to four months.


No more skipping around the kitchen, let alone jumping or running.  Just a rude reminder that I am not sixteen years old anymore.  The next day, CSN Stores contacted me with another giveaway! Now, that is great news!!  CSN Stores is a group of stores that has everything....lighting, furniture, home decor, shoes and much, much more!  Shipping is free on many of their items and they have a fabulous no hassle return policy!

Here's even better news....you, my dear readers, will get to choose what to order from CSN Stores if you are a winner.  What is on your wish list?


Is it lighting?  I could use three of these over my bar.  These are under $60 and come with free shipping!




How about a stylish leather computer tote bag?  This is $60 and has free shipping!








How does an ice cream maker sound?  If you've always wanted one, now's your chance!

This giveaway is open to my USA and Canada readers!

Here are the details:

First,  go to CSN Stores and browse to your hearts desire.  

There are up to FIVE ways to enter (leave a separate comment for each entry):

1.  Leave me a comment what you would like to spend your $60 gift certificate on.  I would love to know!

2.  Become a follower (or tell me if you are one) via Google Connect, Networked Blogs or RSS feed.  Let me know how you follow Lovin' from the Oven~

3.  Become a follower (or tell me if you are one) of Frieda Loves Bread on Face Book

4.  Tweet this giveaway.  Leave me a comment with your Twitter name.

5.  Blog about this giveaway. Leave me a comment with the title of your blog. 

Please include an email address in your comment so I can contact you if you win!

This giveaway is open until midnight, July 17, 2010.  ***CLOSED***
CSN is graciously providing one of my lucky readers with a $60 gift promo code to use on any order from any one of their stores.  Shipping is not included in the gift promo. 
I have not received any monetary compensation for this post.

Good Luck!









84 comments:

  1. I'd definitely find something I'd like at their kitchen store. I've browsed there many times.

    Of course I'm a follower not only via Google reader by I have your wonderful blog posted on my side bar. (that ought to be worth an extra entry...LOL)

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  2. I would definitely get a new purse!

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  3. I would buy Cal King sheets for my extra long bed. They can be SO hard to find! Sorry, not very kitchen-y. :D

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  4. Oh Frieda, your poor heels, ouch! I hope your heels heal fast!
    I would pick 6 of the Franciscan Desert Rose Salad Plates. I've always loved Franciscan ware.

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  5. I follow you on Facebook!

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  6. I really really want a dehydrator for my birthday. I would get this one L'Equip FilterPro Food Dehydrator - 306220SKU #: LEQ1009
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

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  7. I am a follower of Frieda Loves Bread on FB

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  8. I follow on networked blogs

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  9. tweet https://twitter.com/amolino/status/17547446743

    twitter name amolino

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  10. We need a new double stroller, so I'd probably put it toward that. Although I'd rather have something fun for myself...maybe when my kids grow up. :)

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  11. I am a follower -- I think it is by Google Reader...the standard way. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Joni

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  12. If I win, I would use it to get something from the cooks store such as the Bee Hive Nordic ware pan or the 2 quart Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker...have an old Krups but my family complains it's not big enough!

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  13. Frieda, I posted your giveaway on my Twitter. You can view it on my Twitter gadget at Red Couch Recipes. Joni P.S. I have done some dumb stunts trying to get the lighting...it's always the lighting we are striving for isn't it. Glad you didn't have any worse damage. Joni

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  14. Molly via RSS feed: Frieda, the ice cream maker is something that would be a luxury at our house. If I won, it would be my choice. I love your blog and refer to and use many of your ideas and recipes. Last week I bottled potatoes for the first time, thanks to you. Keep up the good work and take care of yourself!!

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  15. Well, I have never owned a food processor, and I watch all these great food shows and visit awesome food blogs. They are all using food processors, so I would use the $60 towards a Cuisinart food processor.

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  16. I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect.

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  17. I follow Frieda loves bread on Facebook

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  18. Tweet @HeartnSoulmom

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/17553028312

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  19. AnonymousJuly 02, 2010

    I would buy the Le Creuset skinny grill on CSN.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  20. AnonymousJuly 02, 2010

    facebook Fan: Rebecca Honey Graham

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  21. I would love to use the money to buy a grill/griddle.

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  22. I follow via Google Friends!

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  23. I need a new crockpot again, so I'd probably get the Hamilton Beach Set n' Forget 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker - 33966SKU #: HMB1129 :o)

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  24. I bet your gymnastics skills saved you from broken bones! I hope you'll be in full form SOON! SLY

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  25. I would put it towards the Wildon Home Kabini Cre'me 8 Piece Comforter Set
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  26. I follow via GFC
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  27. I'm a follower of Frieda Loves Bread on Face Book (Stephanie Petty-Grant)
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  28. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/sgrant2005/status/17606011256
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  29. I blogged:
    http://thegrantsgiveaways.blogspot.com/2010/07/lovin-from-oven-60-csn-stores-giveaway.html
    thegrants(at)live(dot)com

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  30. I have about 5 purses i want! or there is a bicycle for my son I would like and $60 would pay for just about all of it.

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  31. i follow on networked blogs
    theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  32. follow on fb theknitwitbyshair@hotmail.com

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  33. I could get lost in their site. There are so many items. I know that I could more than likely find a great set of sheets for the bedroom.

    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  34. I am a new follower via google friend.

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  35. I'd get the Art 4 Kids Planets in Orbit Wall Art for my son's bedroom.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  36. I follow Frieda Loves Bread on facebook.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  37. I follow via google friend connect.

    Debbie: rebbiedeed(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  38. I would buy the American Food Dehydrator!!! Been looking for one for a long time!

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  39. I'm a follower!!!

    crapo(at)shaw(dot)ca

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  40. I would get the Lipper International Kids' Table and Chair Set.

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  41. How does one decide with all that great stuff. I just broke my mixer and haven't decided which brand to get but I would be thrilled to but it from CSN.

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  42. fan on Face Book of Freda's bread

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  43. Id buy a bouncing medicine ball 10 lb one.
    Melisa

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  44. Hi Frieda, I'm so sorry about your heels. We've all done something we wish we hadn't at one time or another. Hope they feel better soon.

    I'd buy the ice cream maker. My old ones are on their last leg.

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  45. I follow you on Google reader.

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  46. I've been wanting a pressure cooker, but those shoes look awfully cute.

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  47. There are several nice Piel Leather Wallets that I would love to have!

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  48. Follow your blog via GFC

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  49. Follower of Frieda Loves Bread on Facebook. (SusanBenegas)

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  50. I'm a follower via google.

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  51. I would love to get some bakeware or cookware, but I have so many already...no space. I'd like to get some goblets or bedding.

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  52. I'm a follower of Frieda Loves Bread on facebook.

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  53. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/cmjhawaii/status/18015138499
    @cmjhawaii

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  54. AnonymousJuly 08, 2010

    I would have to go for the ice cream maker! Love your blog...google reader keeps me up to date:)
    Justusp@umkc.edu

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  55. AnonymousJuly 08, 2010

    Love your blog...google reader keeps me up to date:)
    Justusp@umkc.edu

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  56. I'd love to have this waffle maker: http://www.csnstores.com/087877831005-087877831005-8300100-cce1063.html

    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  57. I'm a GFC follower.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  58. Tweeted at Suburb Sanity.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  59. Following Frieda on facebook as suburb sanity.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

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  60. The ice cream maker!
    sbphair@hotmail.com

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  61. Tough decision! I would choose either the Dr. Scholl's Scream sandals in Black or the Dr. Scholl's Original in Taupe Snake.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  62. I follow you on Facebook via Networked Blogs (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  63. I subscribe to your blog's RSS feed.
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  64. I am publicly following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  65. Tweet:
    http://twitter.com/Nelsby/status/18139031169
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  66. I follow you on Facebook (Aimee Waerhouse).
    Thanks!
    Aimee
    sierranelsby (at) gmail (dot) com

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  67. I have a new house and could use MANY things...or perhaps a new purse for me!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  68. I follow you on facebook.

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  69. I follow you on Google connect.

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  70. I follow you on networked blogs.

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  71. Hmmm...that ice cream maker looks like it would fit perfectly in my kitchen! Hope you feel better soon!

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  72. AnonymousJuly 17, 2010

    I would like to have the KitchenAid Cookware Gourmet Reserved Hard Base 4 Qt. Covered Sauté Pan in Red
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  73. AnonymousJuly 17, 2010

    I like you on Facebook
    Carol Anderson Ezovski
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  74. AnonymousJuly 17, 2010

    I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  75. AnonymousJuly 17, 2010

    I posted this giveaway on my Blog
    http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2010/01/csn-stores-giveaways.html
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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