My First Giveaway!

May 18, 2012 § 37 Comments

Photo: Elizabeth Morrison

Hello reader! Guess what? I’m about to do something new, something I’m so excited about trying: No, it’s not another crazy, eight-day, 27 step recipe! Nope.  It’s a GIVEAWAY! Yes, you heard that right. A giveaway. I’ve even partnered with a friend to give away not one, but two great prizes. I can’t wait!

Before I tell you what you can win, let me tell you about my friend Autumn and This Old Thing?:  When I think about Autumn, all I can think of is the term “joie de vivre”. I don’t even say things like that. Ever.  But, truly, she embodies the joy of living.  She’s adorable, always with a smile, smart as a whip, well read, well-traveled, interested in everything, wife to one,  and mother of three.  Go, ahead.  Take a look at this page from her site and see if you can resist her charm.  Her business, This Old Thing?  (isn’t that a great name?) is an online boutique of vintage, eclectic, and stylish provisions for the home.  Recently, she’s added a new department to her store called French Philosophie that stocks wonderful, “everyday life, French imports”.  Seriously, have a look.

So, what are we giving away?  This Old Thing? is giving away a lovely J’aime ma ville” organic t-shirt to one person (who we will assume loves their town) who visits TOT’s Facebook page and give it a “like”.  Then come back here and leave a comment here to be eligible to win.

Moving on to number two:  I’m going to give one person a copy of one of my favorite cookbooks, the book that actually got me started on this little blog, Around My French Table by Dorie Greenspan.  It’s a massive book, full of great recipes (like the Nutella Chocolate GanacheTart pictured at the top), tips, and insights into french cooking and eating.  You (you lucky person, you) will love having your own copy.  Just leave me a comment right here (you don’t have to go to Facebook for this one) and you will be eligible to win.  Don’t be shy.  You know it would be fun to win!

Around My French Table

I’m going to leave the comments open until Monday night at midnight and will announce the winners on Tuesday.  So, have a great weekend and the best of luck to everyone!



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§ 37 Responses to My First Giveaway!

  • happygrape2 says:

    I would love the shirt! Jean Jmfmf on facebook

  • marie amato says:

    Chocolate Ganache tart is tres bien, appealing to my diluted French heritage.Thanks for your blog!

  • Susan Sheby says:

    Yay! I would love the t-shirt too. :) And this is so fun! Good for y’all!

  • Joy Banks says:

    Love both of these prizes. Your description of Autumn is spot on, too. I drool daily over her TOT? stock. I do love my town :-) And I think I’d like the cookbook just to make that chicken on the front cover.

  • Mabelle says:

    Such lovely blog post! I’m delighted to discover your blog and read all of your posts while having my early morning coffee. I love Autumn’ TOT pretty store and her exquisite selections. I would LOVE to have the opportunity to win this pretty giveaway!!!

  • Linda says:

    I like This Old Thing. i like Autumn, too. She’s great. I also like to win things. T-shirt, book, I’m not too particular. (I like to cook, too.) Think I’m going to have to start following your blog.

  • ldunc says:

    I was introduced to your blog through TOT? and now I love them both! I have already printed several dishes to try! As soon as I learn how to work my sewing machine I may try a few of those projects.

  • so fun monica! I’ve never tried any french cooking, so maybe I will. And I love This Old Thing. Thanks for introducing us!

  • Kayla says:

    I “like” TOT? on Facebook. (Autumn is awesome!)
    That cookbook looks great but I really want that top too!

  • Erynn says:

    Love you, Monica and I am so very proud of you!! And just the thought of you and Autumn collaborating makes me smile. And you know what I always say….smile til you shit!

  • vince says:

    I want that t-shirt cause you know what i always say… Smile till Erynn… Well, you know.

  • goesonruns says:

    i wanna win! okay, i am happy just supporting you and saying i am glad i know you and could not be sadder to not see you this summer. how about if i win, i’ll send you some olive oil (wink, bribe).

  • Sarah says:

    love your blog Monica! Great to see you and Autumn collaborating on this giveaway! So honored to be your friend!

  • Kelley says:

    So happy to have found such a cute little spot! (Autumn sent me!) I like her, I like TOT, I like t-shirts, I like cookbooks…. sounds like a winning opportunity! :)

  • ellie h campbell says:

    woo hoo! leaving a comment! c’mon big money! no wammy no wammy

  • Sarah K. says:

    Love this giveaway and reading your blog Mon!

  • Oooh, a french cookbook! I am so excited. :) Great blog!

  • krystahhh says:

    I’m not much of a cook, but I love French! And I would love the t-shirt. J’aime ma ville!

  • Stephanie Terry says:

    Monica – I SO enjoy your blog – thank you for all the fun little things you share! You have even inspired me to try a few new things! :) Will be fun to win anything! :)

  • elizabeth says:

    Love the picture:) It was great visiting with you yesterday.

  • Hillary Saunders says:

    Monica, loving your blog…have to admit French cooking intimidates me but I am willing to try ;-)

  • Marijane Sligh says:

    It’s about time you and Autumn collaborated! I’ve been thinking ya’ll should do something together for a long time! I loved getting to glance at the cookbook the other day. It looks wonderful!

  • Norma Kennedy says:

    I am enjoying your blog and quite prejudice about my daughter in law, Autumn’s TOT? and French Philosoophie. Your description of her is right on. Hoping I win! Norma Kennedy

  • Victor Reyes says:

    My wife and I love ToT and I think she would love this cookbook as well.

  • Laura says:

    I love that you and autumn have partnered together for this- I think you both have wonderful taste!

  • Ellie Wilber says:

    Yay! Very exciting :) I love all your posts (and Susan’s) from AMFT :)

  • susan hughes says:

    I have enjoyed reading your blog! And of course looking at autumns TOT website. Count me it for the drawing!

  • nursergirl says:

    Love Autumn, love TOT, love her new line French Philosophie, and look forward to browsing your blog, too. Thanks for the opportunity, ladies.

  • Alice says:

    Would love the cookbook “Around My French Table”, as I love to cook! So glad to see this new blog!

  • Lynelle says:

    Monica, you make it look so easy- Love you’re blog! You and Autumn are inspiring!

  • That cookbook looks like super fun for this summer! And anything from TOT? is precious. Yay summer and giveaways!

  • Susan Young says:

    It’s the cookbook for me, too! Looking forward to following your adventures in all things French.

  • shannon says:

    Love this, Monica! Great blog. I’m seriously impressed by your creativity!

  • Kristie says:

    I just recently got married and love to cook and try new things! I am so excited about a Febch cookbook! My husband loves new foods and will be so excited to try a lot of new foods! :)

  • joy says:

    French cooking, clothes, Monica, and Autumn. What’s not to love?

  • Kristy says:

    Um, yes please!

  • nana says:

    Looks great with those chopped nuts. I used some on mine too. Tricia and I enjoyed this one and there will definitely be repeat performance.

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