7 random facts and a cuisinart giveaway

There’s this thing going around called 7 random facts; I first saw it on Choosing Raw here. Even though I’m not personally into most of the memes that hit the blogosphere, I do enjoy reading the ones that give me a glimpse about the people behind the blogs I read, especially those of us who tend to keep there personal lives kinda out of the spotlight. It’s kinda fun, you know?

Also I needed some good filler text to go above my giveaway today.

So here goes. If you’re totally bored by my one-way-interview with myself, just skip on down to the bottom where I’m giving away a cuisinart mini processor. Because I  you. (UPDATE: Contest has ended. Thanks everyone for playing! )

1) I have a green smoothie and a giant salad for breakfast and lunch (respectively) almost every single day. I mostly post sugar and fat laden goodies on this here blog, cause I LOVE sugar and fat and I think dessert is the best, but when I’m pounding away on my computer or busy at work in the kitchen, what I crave are greens! Lots of them. Typical smoothies include spinach, kale, chard, collards, and dandelions along with frozen bananas or grapes, apples or carrots, berries (and some chocolate on occasion). For my salads I tend to stick to mixed greens and kale, tomatoes, fruit, nuts, seeds, hummus or other bean based dressings and cukes.

2) Martha Stewart is my hero. I’ve loved her since I was just a teenager—judge me if you must, but that woman knows what’s up about a lot of things. She even spoke out against factory farming just recently. In case you missed that… check it.

3) Phones and I do not get along. Unless it’s for business, a call from my husband, or a call to catch up with an awesome friend or family member, I’d rather let it go…straight to voice-mail. I’m much better with email. :\

4) I’m the youngest of 4 kids, with my brother –who is closest to my age–being 9 years older than me. I became an aunt in the 2nd grade, and I loved it because I had so many different ages around me to influence my childhood. I always felt like I had the best of both worlds: growing up almost as an only child in my household, and still having a lot of family around to keep things interesting.

5) I love white chocolate. Especially home-made. The smell of cocoa butter can make this girl’s knees weak.

6) I buy almost all of my clothing from thrift stores or vintage retailers online. The only exceptions being jeans, certain types of shoes which I stock up on every few years or so, and a few random items I’ve picked up if I’m in a pinch and need them fast. My wardrobe is an ever growing collection of strange and iconic fashion trends from decades past and present.

7) Even though I am obsessed with getting new cookbooks, I rarely ever cook from them; instead I treat them like collectors items on my bookshelf and as wonderful reading material and eye candy. I used to cook from every cookbook I could get my hands on when I was a little girl, and I loved it… somewhere along the line I just stopped. Now for dinner I’m much more of an improvisational kinda gal, partially out of thrifty-ness and partially out of a craving to create.

Okay! Enough about me, here’s the details of what I’m giving away. I asked my friends on facebook if they would give me some ideas about their fave small kitchen appliance, and although a VitaMix was the most popular choice, it’s not quite in my budget for this particular giveaway. Ahem. But! I love my food processor and a mini one just like this can be used for chopping/mixing/pureeing up small amounts of foods for all kinds of nifty reasons. And these come in fun colors. So here’s the deal:

1) Up for grabs is 1 cuisinart 3 cup mini food processor in any 1 color you see below.

2) To enter, just leave a comment telling me your favorite color of the bunch. If you win, you get that color. If you don’t tell me your favorite color, I’ll pick for you. :)

3) Contest open to USA residents only. Sorry, friends in other parts of the world.

4) Contest closes next Monday (February 6th) at midnight EST.

5) Wait for me to announce contest winner on Tuesday (February 7th). Winners will be selected using random number generator.

Easy, huh? Good luck!

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391 Responses to 7 random facts and a cuisinart giveaway

  1. Krystle G. says:

    The chrome looks so snazzy!

  2. Dixie says:

    I love the turquoise one, but also a fan of the bright orange!

  3. Tammy says:

    I would LOVE the CHROME!!! Thank you!!!!

  4. Shelly says:

    CHROME!!!! Love it!

  5. Rikki says:

    Turquoise! A popular choice it seems! Love your blog.

  6. Denise Williamson says:

    Chrome/Silver goes with everything:))

  7. Melissa Mae says:

    Oh, the turquoise is lovely! And a little bit 50′s fab=I love her!

  8. miri says:

    Love the Orange..will go very well with my brown and orange 70′s kitchen..

  9. Gil S. says:

    I love the Orange!

  10. Jhena says:

    Thank you for the great site! Love the chrome one =0)

  11. Christina says:

    Call me practical, but I like the chrome :) What a great giveaway!

  12. Carol Schmoker says:

    I love the magenta — that would get my attention in the kitchen when I’m trying to decide what to cook.

  13. carrie says:

    Green! Of course.

  14. Carol says:

    Nice giveaway. I like the white one.

  15. Kate says:

    Turquoise please! My cuisinart hand blender is magenta and my big cuisinart food processor is chrome… and my little mini cuisinart is all burned up after 10 years of use.

  16. Deborah says:

    While I love the magenta, I think the white would be most practical in terms of matching my kitchen tools and decor.

  17. Carina says:

    Turquoise or magenta are my favorites!!! Great giveaway!

  18. Yvonne Wagner says:

    A tough call, but I’m in love with the orange!

  19. Alicia says:

    Oooh!! The orange one makes me giggle with delight!

  20. sterhymeswithtree says:

    I really like the green! Awesome giveaway!

  21. definitely the green or the magenta. i can’t decide! have a great day allyson! :)

  22. Karmalily says:

    I would want the pink for sure! I’m a super girly-girl, and it would match a lot of the kitchen equipment I already have. :)

  23. Pattie says:

    The Turquoise is my favorite.

  24. robyn says:

    chrome me=]

  25. Sara says:

    Chrome. This would be awesome because mine just broke this week!

  26. Julie says:


  27. Tina says:

    Green, For all the greens I should be eating!

  28. Erin B says:

    Chrome please!

  29. Pamela says:


  30. Nene says:

    Chrome is classy! Thanks for the opportunity–and thanks for sharing the facts–who doesn’t love Martha!

  31. Rachel says:

    I really like the turquoise!

  32. Kaycee says:

    I LOVE the turquoise one! Would love to win this, thanks!

  33. Beth says:

    I like that turquoise one — sort of “updated retro”!

    And, I loved your random facts!!!

  34. Jessica says:

    I love the magenta! Thanks for the offer.

  35. Melissa says:

    I love the magenta!

  36. Anita says:

    I’m always reaching for green things!

  37. Julie says:

    Orange, because nothing rhymes with orange except doorhinge if you say it really fast!

  38. Nancy Tzeng says:

    Turquoise or chrome for me!!! Thanks for a great giveaway and you are definitely not alone with your reluctance to be married to a phone:)

  39. Terris says:

    Love mini-preps and those colors make them even more adorable. Love that little orange one!

  40. Summer says:

    I <3 this blog!

  41. Sherry says:

    I am digging on the Turquoise and the Magenta!!!

  42. CMStewart says:

    As Trace Adkins said, “Her favorite color is chrome.” It’s my favorite color too. :)

  43. Cynthia Niernberger says:

    Thanks for all the great tips and recipes…my husband and I are brand new vegans and we are enjoying the health benefits! About 2 months now…please, I love orange for
    the mini cuisinart…and you are not alone in your love and admiration of Martha Stewart…I miss her wonderful shows!

  44. kelsey says:

    Awesome give away!
    Turquoise or chrome would be totally sweet!
    Thank you!!

  45. Caitlin Phillips says:

    Love the turquoise! And I love your blog! Thanks for sharing!

  46. Lisa P. says:

    My favorite is turqoise. The white or chrome are nice, too, for neutral colors to go with anything, though…

  47. Stephanie says:

    White or Chrome… surprise me. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. I am in Canada, but I will say I love the Magenta, the orange and the chrome ones. I also don’t get along with phones unless it is for business reasons and I LOVE veggies so much that I crave them lots of times.

  49. gfveg says:

    the orange would wake me up every morning!

  50. Mb says: