Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Finding Myself in Calamity Kate's Kitchen and Blogalicious Giveaway

Calamity Kate's Kitchen turned 1 year old today (not really today, but on August 23rd) I decided to push back this anniversary until today. Many of you don't know this, but I used to have a blog, before CKK. It was called Not Just Vanilla (NJV) and it was a total failure.   After NJV I took a lot of time to figure out what when so very wrong. So  I quit the blog and took a break. I spent the time disappointed about ditching NJV and wondering why I ended up hating the blog I had once loved.  What I figured out is that I was trying to be who I though a food blogger should be, but I wasn't myself.  NJV took all of my energy and even made me hate/avoid the kitchen for a while, it is really hard trying to be someone you aren't.  But after 6 months of figuring what went wrong I decided to try doing it right. And so Calamity Kate's Kitchen was born. 


I have figured out who I am with this blog. Not just who I am in my blog, but who I am in my everyday world. So I am here to tell you that a 1 year later I am the happiest, healthiest and most sure version of myself. Thanks to Calamity Kate's Kitchen and you my very dear friends. Your comments,  tweet emails and notes on Facebook have inspired me and  each one feels like a big pat on the back.  Thank you all for your love and support. Thanks to my family and friends, the awe inspiring SITS Gals and the lovely ladies at For The Love of BlogsAnd a special thank you to Chrissy, Courtney, Katrina, Roberta and Sheila the best blog friends a girl could wish for!
                                                        Cheers, Kate


Cuisinart® 3-Cup Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor


 Berry Blue, Lemon, Plum, Pomegranate or Parsley



This giveaway is from me and not Cuisinart or Sur La Table.
 The winner will choose the color.
You must leave a separate comment for EACH entry for it to count in each giveaway. Also you must enter into each the giveaways with your email address on EACH comment, otherwise the entry will be withdrawn! 

The Cuisinart® 3-Cup Mini-Prep Plus Food Processor giveaway will run from August 30th 2011 to September  7th 2011  at midnight, Eastern Indiana time. The winner will be announced by Friday September 9th and I will contact the winner by email, and the winner will have 48 hours to respond. If there is no reply, another winner will be drawn using Random.org and notified. If you are already a follower of Calamity Kate's Kitchen, Twitter, or Facebook, please leave comments so you can still be counted in for the giveaways!  
Good Luck!

To Enter:
Become a follower of Calamity Kate =  1 entry
Follow Calamity Kate on Twitter =  1 entry
Follow and like Calamity Kate on Facebook =  1entry
Add Calamity Kate to your favorites page on facebook=  1 entry
Write a post about this giveaway on your blog, then leave a comment with the URL where the post is located = 2 entry
Tweet about this giveaway including the URL (a tiny URL is also fine)
Link your blog or website to Calamity Kate = 1 entry
Become a Calamity Kate Sponsor for 1 month = 2 entries

All comments for this giveaway must be left on this post please!



42 comments:

  1. I love posts like this, hearing that people are happy! I love CKK! What an awesome giveaway!

    I already follow you!
    ashleyplus3@yahoo.com

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  2. I followed you as Cooking Underwriter on Facebook.

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  3. I have tweeted about this giveaway a couple of times and I hope you get many more followers in the coming year. PS thanks for mentioning me !!!

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  4. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  5. I like you on facebook.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  6. Wow, you are SO welcome!!! And you were the first blogger to really welcome me to the world, so I'm sending a big hug your way!! Congrats on your first year, m'dear and here's to many more.

    Oh, and I do follow you on GFC!
    ~ Courtney
    littleblonde_c@hotmail.com

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  7. I'd been looking for you on FB, but couldn't find you - but today, success! Now a FB follower. XX Courtney

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  8. You've always been linked to my blog - though should i use this link or the WP one?? ~ Courtney

    littleblonde_c@hotmail.com
    (oops forgot my address on the other one)

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  9. I know it's not an entry (and I'm trying not to be a crazy entry person, but man could I use that mini-processor - less knives make me happy (: ) But I just posted about your giveaway on FB - just an FYI. ~ Courtney

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  10. Okay, I'm re-entering the like you on FB. With the official email address. Sorry. ~ C

    littleblonde_c@hotmail.com

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  11. Congratulations on your 1 - year anniversary. You do a super job on each and every post. Wish I could bake like you. Wishing you very many more happy anniversaries.

    Roberta
    More Thyme Than Dough

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  12. Awesome! Already a follower on GFC

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  13. TWEETED! http://twitter.com/#!/kmstreeter12509

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  14. {{bloggy hugs}} to you my friend! Of course I follow you ;) Congrats on your blogaversary and your peace.

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  15. Now I'm following you on Twitter! :)
    littleblonde_c@hotmail.com

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  16. You are linked via button page on my blog! :)

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  17. blogged about it and linked back! http://somethingdeepwithin.blogspot.com/2011/08/great-deals-giveaways-around-web.html

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  18. Hi I'm a new follower...Yay!
    Love the blog...the post and I'd love to win!
    Hugs~

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  19. I am now new follower of Calamity Kate's Kitchen!

    homecookingmemories at gmail dot com

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  20. I follow Calamity Kate on Twitter! :)

    homecookingmemories at gmail dot com

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  21. I follow and like Calamity Kate on Facebook :)

    homecookingmemories at gmail dot com

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  22. I added Calamity Kate to my favorites page on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/HomeCookingMemories )

    homecookingmemories at gmail dot com

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  23. I tweeted your giveaway: https://twitter.com/#!/HomeCookMemory/status/110141920189218816

    I'm glad I found you...looking forward to following all your kitchen adventures!

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  24. Congrats on finding success in being true to yourself :)


    GFC follower - Rachel R.
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  25. https://twitter.com/#!/RachelsReviews/status/110207394675556352
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  26. follow you on twitter @RachelsReviews
    rachelsgiveaways @ gmail.com

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  27. I'm now a follower!
    kathleenheathersmith@gmail.com

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  28. I'm a follower of Calamity Kate (GFC)

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  29. I Follow Calamity Kate on Twitter

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  30. I Follow and like Calamity Kate on Facebook

    (I don't know how to make you a favorite?)

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  31. https://twitter.com/#!/simplydab/status/111612355904942081

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  32. blogroll'd http://simplydab.blogspot.com/ (left side)

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  33. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow with GFC!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  34. I follow on Twitter! @FakeGradSchool

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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  35. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/FakeGradSchool/status/112712486553255936

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

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