This is my first blog giveaway so please bare with me as I learn my way through things! Also, feel free to share your giveaway tips with me. This includes what you'd like to see in future giveaways (provided this works out well).
Since I'm a little blog with a not so big readership I don't have sponsors like Ree the Pioneer Woman or even some of the bigger Nestie bloggers. Heck, at this point in time I'm generating zero revenue through ads (such as Google or Food Buzz) so this blog is a pure labor of love and wanting to share my experiences with the world in hopes of being an inspiration. Thus, this gift is coming out of my own pocketbook and given to you from the bottom of my heart to say thanks for reading :).
Speaking of the Pioneer Woman, she was the inspiration for this giveaway! Ree came to Joseph Beth Booksellers in Cincinnati in February. A girl on the Cincinnati Nest board posted an FYI and I rounded up my friend Emily to go with me to the Black Heels to Tractor Wheels book signing. We got our line tickets about a month in advance so we were in the A Group for signing. AWESOME because this meant we were one of the first 25 people to meet Ree that night!
Ree was very comical and cute as a doll in real life. She kept saying how much she HATED speaking in front of crowds and was joking about how she was sweating profusely in her armpits the whole time so there would be no hugging during the meeting part of the evening. She spoke to the (large!) group for about 30 minutes and took some Q&A before breaking to do the signing. When it was our turn to meet Ree and have our books signed, I gave her a can of Skyline Chili (to share my favorite local food AND hopefully give her something to remember me by!) along with a handwritten note about my favorite recipes from her book, how she was a inspiration to me and included my blog address. She was so sweet and asked all about my blog. She even said maybe she'd visit sometime. (Though, I'm not holding my breath!)
She graciously signed three of my books, including one for you! This is an exclusive leather-bound edition of her best selling cookbook, Pioneer Woman Cooks.
Ree has autographed this book just for you, my special Christine's Kitchen Chronicles Readers! (Wow that's a mouthful...I really need a pithier name...any suggestions?!)
And just for a peek inside, here's one of my favorite recipes from the book. These cinnamon rolls are to die for! As Ree is always saying in her blog, don't worry about the amount of butter ;). It may not be the prettiest example but each recipe has step-by-step photo instructions so it's great for the novice and visual cooks. Interspersed throughout the book are also pictures and stories about her life on the ranch.
So you might be asking yourself, "How do I win myself this fabulous AUTOGRAPHED leather-bound special edition copy of the Best Seller book Pioneer Woman Cooks???". My friends, keep on reading...and thank you again for your support!
How to EnterTo enter to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy of the Pioneer Woman Cooks, just answer the following question in the comments section of this post:
“Who inspires you to cook?”
Is it The Pioneer Woman? Your mom or grandmother? Or...maybe it's ME?? (Okay, seriously folks, if it's me, I'm very flattered but you won't increase your odds of winning by saying this haha!)
You can receive up to three additional entries to win by doing the following:
- Add me to your Google Reader, Facebook (Christine's Kitchen Chronicles) and/or Twitter (ChrissesKitchen). Come back and let me know you've subscribed to any (or all) of these in an additional comment to score an extra entry. (The additional comment part is really important!). If you're already subscribed, let me know too so my loyal readers get credit!...I know there's at least 60 of you ;).
- Use the Share It feature on the right menu to share on Facebook. Tell your friends "I entered to win an autographed copy of Pioneer Woman Cooks at @Christine's Kitchen Chronicles! Click the link below to enter, too." Come back and let me know you've shared in an additional comment. (Again, commenting is important...I'm not a mind reader, folks!)
- Use the Share It feature on the right menu to share on Twitter. Tweet the following about the giveaway: “RT @ChrissesKitchen: Cookbook Giveaway! Enter to win an autographed copy of Pioneer Woman Cooks: http://tinyurl.com/4hncgtn”. Come back and let me know you've shared in an additional comment.
Eligibility and Winner: Sorry, open only to those in the Contiguous 48 United States (or shipping just might cost a fortune...). The winner will be chosen at random using random.org and announced in a blog post by 12:00PM (noon) EST on Saturday, April 9, 2011. To claim the prize, the winner must email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours of being announced, another winner will be selected.
Thanks for reading (and tell all your friends)!