Thursday, July 1, 2010


As you may have heard, Peanut and I are getting married and have been setting up our registry. So I've had home items on my mind, particularly kitchen stuff. Also, my thesis is due one week from today, so next Thursday is a pretty exciting day for me -- now I'm going to make it a pretty exciting day for someone else!

I was recently approached by CSN Stores, who sells everything from lights and beds to cookware and luggage. They've offered a $60 gift certificate to one of my readers valid on any of their sites. In order to qualify, check out and tell me what you'd buy if you won. A winner will be picked at random on July 8.

I'll start: first of all, this red blender with a speed dial instead of buttons.Peanut makes a shake for breakfast every day and this looks like what he's been wishing for. In fact, I'm going to show it to him and might add it to our registry!

Good luck!

(Open to residents of the US or Canada. Shipping charges, taxes, etc. are your responsibility. You know the drill.)


  1. I have had my eyes on this cooking set for a long time.

    I would love to win the giveaway and buy this.

  2. Oh my! So many choices! I want to say I'd be practical and buy a toaster oven (we freecycled our old, previously-freecycled one when we moved), but I'd probably buy a waffle iron. Since we never eat out, we never eat waffles, even though we both love them--but I just can't justify the expense!

  3. i want this one
    iittala Janne Loiske 13.5" Large Chef Knife - KN108000

    yes please.

    tell me more about how you want pie pops at your post-matrimonial celebration.

  4. I think i'd splurge for an espresso machine! yumm...

    3monthsforward (at) g mail

  5. I think I'd go with something from Le Creuset - either a skillet or a pot!

  6. As a working mom (to a 10-month old!), I'd love a slow cooker. Ah, imagine having the time to pour a glass of wine instead of madly preparing meals for everyone!

    Cuisinart 3.5 Qt. Slow Cooker

  7. I like the Euroquest Polish Pottery. I'd choose one from here -

    Thank you!

  8. While I wish I could say I'd get this electric grill,

    I'd probably get this stand

    as we need a bit more storage space in our kitchen. 600 sq ft apartments fill up quick!

  9. We're newlyweds as well! I'd get the Le Creuset pot that I've been coveting for years (sadly it wasn't purchased off of our registry!).

  10. I would put it toward buying a really, really nice knife, perhaps this one since I cut so many tomatoes:

    I have the worst, worst set of knives in the world and have been asking Santa for a nice set for several years to no avail. It's probably the thing I'm most excited about possibly receiving as a wedding gift.


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