Friday, January 15, 2010

Giveaway with a Twist of Kindness


Here is what you get: A painted Valentine's Day sign, ADORABLE stitched heart, a FAB Banana Nut Bread can candle from A Primitive Glow (DEVINE!!), A Rabbit Creek Microwave Fudge mix, A sweet floursack towel with Valentine's sentiments AND you get the woven burgundy and cream mat underneath!!!!

Now here is the twist: For every person who enters, we will donate $1.00 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Haiti!!!! Here are the rules to enter:

1. You must be a follower of my blog (so sign up!)

2. You must advertise my giveaway on YOUR blog

3. Please leave me a comment stating you want
to be entered!

That's it! Easy, Peasey!! I will be doing the random drawing on January 25th, so get entered and help the Red Cross too!!! Good luck ladies!

For more information on how you can donate to help the people of Haiti go to:

Thank you to ALL who enter! I will post the results on January 25th! Scroll down for my awesome Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding Recipe for today's Swap and visit my friend Colleen for more recipes and fun at "And baby makes five"!!



Chocolate Croissant Bread Pudding

(a Food Network Recipe)


4-6 day old croissants (I know, who lets 'em sit for a day before they are all eaten!!)
2 Cups half and half
2 Cups heavy cream
Pinch of Salt
4 Oz. semisweet or bittersweet choc. chopped
(I used Bakers brand bittersweet)
6 Eggs
1 Cup sugar
Whipping Cream to top.

To Make:
Cut croissants into 1 inch squares and place in a baking dish
Then, in a saucepan, heat the half and half, cream, and salt over med.
heat, stirring occasionally to make sure the mixture does not burn
or stick. When the cream mixture reaches a fast simmer (do not
let boil *) turn off the heat and add the chocolate and whisk until melted.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and sugar together. Whisking constantly, gradually
add the hot chocolate-cream mixture. Pour mixture over the croissant pieces and gently toss
to coat. Leave "soak" for 15 minutes. As it soaks, fold the mixture a few times
to ensure even soaking.
When ready to bake, heat the oven to 350 degrees.
Line a roasting pan that is 2 inches deep (at least) and larger than the
baking dish you used with paper towels. Fill the pan with
very hot water and place the dish of bread pudding inside. Bake
until set, about 40-45 min. Serve warm with whipping cream.


  1. What a great give away! I'll post your contest right now - hope that I win!

  2. How generous of you to donate to this great cause. Please enter my name, good luck everyone!

  3. Awesome! I shared on my blog and I follow. I would love to enter.

  4. I am now a follower! :) I would love to win this cute giveaway!! :) I also posted this on the sidebar of my blog for others to see! Thanks for this chance!! :)

    thecountryblossom AT hotmail DOT com

  5. Hi Kim!
    I'm Teri and I just happened on your blog this morning! What a wonderful giveaway you are having...not only is the items you are giving lovely, the fact that you are helping the Red Cross is amazing!! Great idea!!
    I'm a follower now and I've blogged about your giveaway. So please enter me.

    Here's a link to my post:


  6. Hi Kim!
    I am a follower of your blog.
    I would love to be entered into your wonderful giveaway.
    I am going to go advertise your giveaway in my sidebar.
    Thanks so much!!

  7. 1. I follow your blog via Google Friend.
    2. I do not have a blog and hope I can still participate!
    3. I would love to be entered in this giveaway.

    Thanks also for your generous donation to the Red Cross - how wonderful!

    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

  8. No problem Nancy, of course you can participate!

  9. Hi Kim, I'm following, have posted about your giveaway, and would like to win!

  10. What a great giveaway and a generous gift to the Red Cross. I am now a follower and will post this giveaway on my blog as well!



  11. What a wonderful idea to make a donation to those poor people who are suffering so much! You are very kind. I've signed on to follow you and will post your giveaway on my blog. If you get a chance, check out my blog. I am having my first giveaway right now and would love for you to enter mine too!

  12. Please enter me in your wonderful giveaway!
    Thank you

  13. Please count me in on your giveaway. I think it's wonderful you're matching entries with $1 for Haiti. I put your giveaway and link in my blog a bit ago.
    Hugs ~Jeanette

  14. What a generous giveaway!
    I love the part about donating to the unfortunate people in Haiti!
    I've become a follower & posted to my sidebar

  15. HI,
    Thanks for entering my giveawy! I am entering yours..its wonderful I am a follower,will post your giveaway on my blog..

    Harvest Moon Primitives

  16. I just found your blog this morning. I would like to enter your blog and help the people of Haiti. Please enter me in your giveaway! Thanks, Tina.

  17. WOW a WONDERFUL giveaway and to know you are donating to such a great cause, blessings to you. Please enter me. I am a follower and I will put a link on my blog. Thank you

  18. I think its a wonderful thing you are doing. Please enter me in your giveaway. I am a follower and have posted about it on my blog too!

    Bless you,

  19. What a yummy recipe and a great giveaway. I have a policy posted on my blog that I don't enter giveaways but I wanted to wish everyone else good luck!

  20. What a great giveaway and a good way to donate to those in need in Haiti. I've added your giveaway to my blog.

    I love your recipe for bread pudding. I make a lot of bread puddings to take to various functions. Everyone seems to love them. They are Pumpkin Bread Pudding and White Chocolate Blueberry Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce. This last bread pudding is a recipe from Emeril Lagasse on the Food Network.

    Good luck with your giveaway.
    Starlight Primitives

  21. I follow your blog!! Wonderful and thoughtful and inspiring giveaway thank you:)
    I have your giveaway posted on my blog
    Please enter me

  22. I just discovered your blog and your delightful giveaway! How sweet of you to offer donations to help Haiti!!

    I'm loving your blog and just became a follower. I would even if you weren't having a giveaway =]. I posted your giveaway on my blog and added you to my blog list so I can keep up with your posts.

    Thanks so much and have a delightful day~

  23. Found your blog on Colleen's blog! I am now a follower and will post this on my blog! What a wonderful thing for you to do for us and Haiti! I would love to enter!

  24. Done and done! Thanks for your gift to the Red Cross! I hope many people enter/comment! Also, thanks for a fab excited to try it out.

  25. Happy belated birthday! Thats so funny that we are the same age at the same time.

  26. I'd LOVE to win your giveaway! What a great thing you're doing with your donation to the Haiti relief effort!

  27. Posting now... Love your two fold give away... Come on over and visit sometime


  28. how wonderful of you to make a donation to Haiti!!

    i just became a follower:)

  29. posting your button on my blog now!!

  30. nice giveaway, please enter me too!!

  31. what a wonderful giveaway..I am now a follower and will certainly advertise this on my blog..Please enter me too.:)

  32. Love the giveaway..please include me! I am now a follower and have posted this on my blog. Glad to hear there are more giving to Haiti. We as a family have as well. God Bless

  33. Great giveaway -- pls enter me. I am not a blogger so will include my email address just incase I am the lucky one.


  34. Such a kind and fabulous idea! Please enter me in your giveaway, I've posted it in my sidebar and I'm a follower:-) Thank you! xo

  35. I'm a follower, what a great twist?

  36. just entering to help the people of haiti! :) I follow

  37. New follower:) and i'm so impressed that leaving a comment give money to the haiti fund. What a fab idea!!!

  38. What a wonderful give away! I am now a follower! I will post on my blog. How kind of you to think of the people of Haiti.

  39. What a sweet, generous give away! I am a
    follower now and would love to be entered
    to win your give away! I will post this on
    my blog, also. You are so thoughtful to
    think of those in Haiti...

    Bear Hugs~Karen

  40. I follow your blog. This is a very nice giveaway, I love candles =]

  41. What a great contest - you are so generous! I hope I'm entering on time. I'm now following via Google Friends Connect and I've posted about the contest here:

    I would like to be entered in the contest!

    I'm also going to tweet about this, if you don't mind. :-)

  42. I don't have a blog, but if you can still put the $1.00 donation towards the Haiti relief just for the comment that would be nice! ~ Here's my comment:

    I sure am sorry I DON"T have a blog, but I know that whoever wins the giveaway will love those gifts!



  43. Hi Kim, Your giveaway is wonderful. I am a follower and I have blogged at two sites and twitted about it too.

    Have a blessed Monday

  44. Kim, I would love to be entered in your beautiful giveaway! This is such a wonderful thing you are doing to help Haiti!

    I am a follower and I will share your giveaway on my blog..

  45. I am trying to be a follower however as a new blogger I find that sometimes I seem to be there at other times I not. I have been bookmarking the blogs I visit so that eventually I will be up to snuff.