Thursday, July 30, 2009

Paula Deen Giveaway

Those of you who have read my blog for some time, know that I hate I'm not overly fond of Walmart. I'm just not. Maybe it's the fact that the parking lot stinks. Maybe it's because there are like 2 cart returns in the entire lot. Maybe it's because I can never find anything in the store or because I don't appreciate the quality of the merchandise they carry. Maybe it's the other people who shop there that bug me. Or perhaps it's because I love Target so much and can't imagine going anywhere else for my toilet paper, shampoo, diaper wipes, laundry detergent, kids' clothes, birthday presents, etc.

That said, I stopped by the Walmart display at BlogHer last week because Paula Deen was there since Walmart is going to be carrying her baked goods. My kids love watching Food Network and trying out her recipes. I was personally just trying to see if her sons were there. (Did I just say that out loud?) I mean, I just wanted to hear her talk because she's got that quintessential southern accent that just makes you smile.

She offered me a sample of her baked goodies. "Here, try a gooey butter bar," she said.

I asked her, all concerned-like, "There's not any butter in these, is there?"

She looked at me like I was completely stupid, then said sarcastically, "No. Try one."

I like her! LOL!






So, I have this reusable Walmart bag to give away to one reader. It contains some sort of lip gloss, a dry erase picture frame, some baby food and a pedometer. But the best part is that the bag is signed by Paula Deen!


Leave me a comment here and I'll choose one random winner on Monday, August 3. Winner will have until midnight on Wednesday, August 5 to check back here and email me with their shipping address. Contest open to U.S. residents.
I don't do paid reviews, but I did get this bag for free at BlogHer.

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AML said...

My brother and I took my mom to see a Paula Deen show on her birthday. She's very entertaining and has great recipes.

Alison Moore Smith said...

Pick me! I have no idea why, since I barely no who Paula Dean is. But hey, I like to win!

annemarie said...

My fingers are crossed - love Paula Deen!

dpinyan said...

Would love to have the bag especially the baby items ,for my grands.

Cheryl - Somewhat Crunchy said...

In pure SpongeBob fashion:

I want it, I want it, I want it, I want it. Oh Yeah! I want it, I want it :)

talktocheryl(at)gmail(dot)com

Miss Rita said...

I LOVE Paula and would LOVE to get this bag!!! :)

Cindi said...

I would hope those sons of hers were there, too! And as for butter, nah, she never uses it in her recipes :)

Carolyn said...

i am a huge Paula Deen fan, and as i've discovered in making her recipies- they all require at least 2 sticks of butter- but that jut makes them even better!

Bailey's Leaf said...

I'm with you with Walmart, but do brave them from time to time. Much prefer Target. Hipper stuff, better store layout, quicker to get out . . . Still, love Paula Deen and have a great lidded iron casserole from her brand at Kohl's.

What? No gooey butter bar included?

Missi said...

Cool, hope I'm the random winner that gets picked. I've just recently ran onto your blog again. I had it bookmarked on my pc that died last year.

aimee said...

I absolutely love Paula Dean! Don't feel bad looking for her sons, I would be doing the same thing!

dragon-mouse said...

Ooo, I'll try for it too. Gotta love a celebrity with a bit of sarcasm!

Shelli (wishes she was) Mrs. Burchett;) said...

Oh I would love love love to meet Paula!

Don't you know that you're supposed to go to WalMart when you're feeling ugly...it always makes me feel better!!!

Jen said...

Haha! LoL, I loath Wal-Mart as well, pretty much for all the above reasons! But I do have a baby and I like bags and lip gloss.
PS: We did Crocodile Dock at VBS this year, just wait until all your kids do the "Shout as loud as you can shout part"... in the car!

Carol said...

Oh my goodness ~ I love Paula!! Bless her heart! And your, too for the giveaway.

Kim Sorensen said...

Ohh Love Paula....I have not seen her baked good's yet but if U have not tried she makes a wonderful ham put out by Smithfield.....Kroger use to carry them .....Thanks for the chance .....I keep trying to get my husband to beg the Army to send us to Ga just so I can be close to visit the family's restaurant's

plainprecious said...

I love Paula.

Teresa (CO) said...

I love Paula Deen, I'd love to win this, although my feelings towards Walmart mirror yours.:)

pednurse said...

I actually like shopping at Walmart! Prices are awesome! Would love to have the bag to shop with. :)

bjtstl said...

I didn't even know who Paula Deen was before your post, and I already like her from your comments. I like Super Walmarts, but not the regular ones, which is all we have here.

j hooper said...

OMG OMG I love me some Paula! (yeah like we are on a first name basis...well in my head anyway) come on random generator be my friend!!!

@jennhoop

Stephanie said...

Awesome prize. Thanks for the chance to win.

Stephanie@eyeballgirl.com

Kristen said...

I don't care about the tote, I need the baby treats and ipod. Thanks!

Lori said...

I love Paula Deen and would love to get this bag!

Cristen said...

My Hubby is a FAN of the cooking network and he watches Paula all the time this would be pretty cool to win and the things in side would be awesome as well cause we have a 7 month old.... August 3rd is our 7 year wedding anniversary hope that is good luck

Tina B said...

I'd love to win Paula's son, I mean, bag of goodies! :)

Holly Wilcox said...

Wal mart is the only store in my town that sells clothing and other non-food items! I love Paula Deen!!! I hope I win.
Thanks Dawn!

Becki said...

Our Walmart has rummers of them getting rid of the plastic bags and only doing those reusable bags so it would be great to have a jump start on that and having it signed by Paula to boot!

DelaneyzMom - Jennifer said...

Who doesnt love Paula Deen. She is definitely a HOOT!

mom2cors said...

After being laid off this past Thursday due to automation (don't you love when computers take over your job) I would love to win this as a little pick me up. And to answer the question, what are you going to do now, I am going to find a new job.

disney2max said...

LOVE Paula Deen! I also LOVE some Walmart, HATE Target!! I always make sure Target knows that when I go in there. They NEVER have what is on sale (at mine anyway) and they never have express registers open when I'm buying the one thing I did find and am paying by cash and the one line that is open has 6 women with screaming kids with loaded carts! That's when I head to the manager! LOL

Emiliy said...

I love Paula Deen!
-Emiliy M

Bekah said...

I live in Savannah and have yet to meet Paula Deen, I am so jealous that you got to actually meet her! Would love to win the bag! Thanks Dawn!

strawberrymama said...

Looks like fun! Please put my name in the drawing, and I will promptly forget that I even entered :). LOL.

Kel Krenz said...

Hi Dawn, came across your blog and your Paula Dean story. My wife has recently begun blogging so I am anxious to show her your blog- I thnnk she will enjoy it. We are parents of nine and too hate "dislike" Walmart. But the bag is what is really what this comment is all about. This would be a great addition to our Aldi bag collection (hot/cold bags, brown bags, plastic bags, tea bags, etc.), to our Dave's Grocery Store bag collection (paper or plastic, or would you like to buy our new cloth green bags- of course I would). Oh, don't forget the duffle bags each of our kids has, and the hand bags that the five girls collect, and the very run down diaper bag (the 8 year old thought informed me yesterday that we really needed a new diaper bag). So, really..... my wife is not a big fan of Paul Dean but my mother in law, "Mimi" loves her. As tempting as it might be to have another bag around the house, I would probably just score some points with Mimi. After all she did stay with our nine children last weekend so my wife and I could go to St. Louis for our 23rd anniversary- The funny thing is I had the hardest time finding a bag to pack.

Mom of 9 said...

I love watching Paula Deen and listening to her talk in her southern drawl.. and when she's talking to her son(s) standing next to her, well, that's just even better!

Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn, I Love Wal-mart too. LOL....Kidding! But I do Love Paula Deen :)Kristine in Michigan.

AuntyM said...

I love Paula Deen, especially the fact that she uses real butter. Yummy!

Anonymous said...

My sweet daughter-in-law LOVES Paula Deen and owns nearly every cookbook she has published...so I would send it to her as a surprise "just 'cause I love ya" gift. You are right on "Target" with your 'Wallyworld' opinion....I hit the "Target" MUCH MORE!!!

Deirdrea said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE her!!! She's awesome!

Quotes from the Sandbox said...

Love your blog. Love Paula Deen's accent and personality. My brother-in-law would like the signed bag. :)

Sandy H said...

Mmmmm. Butter. My favorite ingredient.

Carla said...

pick me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Walmart!! They have way too much of my money. When Super Stores started opening, I never thought I would shop in a place where I would put a ham and underwear all in the same cart :0]

Tacky44 said...

I enjoy Paulas show, and your blog.

momathome43kids said...

I'm from Georgia, and Paula Deen is like family! What a great giveaway! Thanks, Dawn

Cecilia

Anonymous said...

Love Paula.
Love Walmart. (Sorry.)
Love your blog!

Bev

StampingJoan said...

I prefer Target to Walmart as well. But there are times that I have to go there for some items that are less expensive....
But I DO LOVE Paula Deen! She is such a hoot and I just about pee my pants when watching her on tv. I would LOVE to have the bag with her autograph! How cool is that!

HeatherMM said...

As says Paula "Country Cookin' makes ya good Lookin'" Hope I win!!!!

HeatherMM

Lisa said...

I'm with you about Wal-Mart. I don't know what it is but everytime I am in that store there are a ton of screaming kids in there. If I'm at Target it's the same people, but none of the kids are screaming. I think that they put something in air at Target.

Carie said...

How fun is this? :-)

Slatsette said...

Mmm... I want me a pretzel cooked in bacon fat and topped with caramel.

Jen said...

Oh me me pick me! Doing my best donkey impression from Shrek here! I just love Paula Deen even my kids like watching her show. :)

Bob and Snookie said...

I don't care about the lip gloss, the baby food, the dry erase whatchamacallit but oh how I want that pedometer! And the bag! I am so getting into doing may share to cut down on waste on this planet. And the pedometer will help me cut down MY waist!

I'll just sit here quietly thinking to myself...PICK ME! PICK ME!

Snookie
www.quinnsawesomejourney.blogspot.com

Jennifer Foster said...

Gimme sum 'dat buttah :-)

Cropaddict said...

Is the pedometer included to encourage walking after consuming all that butter?

LydiaCate said...

Paula Deen is great!
Here's the thing with Walmart...for me...I'm a bottom line girl and my bottom line is lower there. Costomer Service? Not so much! Quality of stuff? Eee well, depends. Clean store? Yeah right! Easy to check out? Never! Happy people shop there? Not! Everybody's got a big ole but and my but is...with 5 kids I need one stop shopping and and the lowest bottom line :) Yet I feel happier at Target too! SIGH!

Donna said...

Pick me Dawn! I'm a self-declared Walmart junkie for no other reason than there wasn't a Target close to me to shop. But a new one just opened up, and I'm quickly becoming a convert. I love Paula Deen! No butter - yeah right.

SMK said...

OMG Miss Paula!!!! WE so very much love her at our house :) That woman loves her butter, bacon and mayonnaise! If you are ever in Savannah, you MUST go to Lady & Sons. Everything is delicious!

Kenny and Chrissy said...

Yay, Paula Deen! My mom and dad schedule their entire vacation around going to her restaurant in Savannah! Now, that's loyalty!

Vicki said...

Pick me! I just love Paula and her southern drawl!

Kelly S said...

Love love love Paula Deen!!!

Amber Narae said...

Oh that would be awesome!!! I'm so jealous you got to meet Paula Deen!!!

Jayne V. said...

I love Paula Dean!! And I actually do like Wal-mart as well, although I prefer Target ;)

Toni Smedley said...

I love Paula Dean, thanks for doing the givaway!

GE is me said...

I'd love to get the bag. Sounds like you had a wonderful time at blogher convention. Thanks for sharing.

Tabby said...

Gotta love Paula! And as much as I also dislike WM, it's all I've got around here. I get stuff elsewhere as much as possible, but sometimes it's a necessary evil. That said, free baby food is always good! LOL

Rhianna said...

I HATE HATE HATE Walmart.

So I should totally win a Walmart bag. LOL

But I do LOVE LOVE LOVE Paula Dean!

Kikilia said...

So- did you like the gooey butter bar? It's a bit sweet for me but the rest of the family loves them.

Stephanie said...

Better late then never!!

Steph in ND

Natalie said...

Oh pick me, pick me! Because I always enter your giveaways but have never won. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE Paula Deen. I would love to visit her restaurant Lady and Sons in Savannah. A friend went there and Paula came out and chatted witht the customers. You gotta love her. :-)

Rebecca in Texas

The 'Ssippi Scoup said...

My husband would covet this bag!

Megan said...

I love Paula Deen and quite frankly, bring pregnant, I could use the baby food too!

ElleBee said...

Don't know if the giveaway is still open, but I love me some Paula Deen! :)

Winona said...

Hope I'm not too late - still drooling at the prospect of ANYTHING gooey butter-related north of the Mason-Dixon line!

KimH in GA said...

Cool.

Kihei said...

I love Paula! I got to be on her show "Paula's Party" last year. She is JUST like she is on TV. I'd love to win!

Angela P. said...

I love Paula Deen! Would love this give a way

marinewife said...

Oh i love Paula she reminds me of my mamaw!

Heather said...

Gosh, I just love Paula! I hope I'm not too late to enter!

Anonymous said...

hope I'm not too late to enter this!!!
Colleen Ohler
St Helens ORegon

Dodson Family said...

My best friend in the whole wide world absolutely ADORES PD!! She would be tickled pink to own this...and I would be the coolest BFF thanks to you

Carrie said...

i don't know what time zone you are going by, but it is still monday where i am! i love paula!!

Savvy Flack said...

my mom loves walmart! more than butter! I swear, she thinks "walmarting" is a hobby. check it out... http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/juliemathis/2009/08/14/watch-out-grandma-wal-mart-is-on-facebook-understanding-social-seniors/

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