Saturday, January 8, 2011

Yay Creuset!

So, I don't necessarily win a lot of giveaways, but the ones I do win sure are awesome.  The first one I ever won (way before I had a blog) was an adorable, small, framed print from my "real life" friend Christina at Down & Out Chic (it hangs in my bathroom now!).  Many months later came a beautiful handmade copper necklace that says "I change the world" from the lovely Jeanette at Everton Terrace.  A few months after that, I scored big with a Hana flat iron from Erika at Cafe Fashionista (how excited was I for that?).

And guess what I won just after Christmas?  A 6 qt. Le Creuset stock pot from Aimee at Chic & Cheap Living!  I have been so incredibly obsessed with all things Le Creuset lately that I've been stalking Amazon, Williams Sonoma, etc. for reasonable deals.  So you can only imagine my delight when she emailed me saying I'd won her giveaway and that I got to pick a color for the stock pot.

It just came in the mail and has me grinning from ear to ear:

I chose "Dijon"

and how cute does it look on my stove??

I made my delicious vegetable minestrone last night, and I think it even tastes better thanks to my happy new Le Creuset stock pot!  Thank you so much, Aimee!

And now I'm off to do something grungy like go to a thrift store or drink a cheap beer, cause the past 24 hours have been a little too bougie for me:  I cooked in a Le Creuset pot, went to a Dailey Method workout, and bought 2 pairs of (sale) lululemon pants.  Yikes!

p.s. Dailey Method is HARD!  Serious strength workout.  Try it!
p.p.s. GEAUX SAINTS!  WHO DAT!

24 comments:

Mrs.B said...

Who Dat!
...and I am so jealous!

shelly said...

how much do you love that stock pot??!!! you should check to see if SF has a La Creuset outlet store. that is where i buy all of mine from :)

Hope Chella said...

Wowser! Congrats on the win and hope you're having a fab New Year :)

jeanette from everton terrace said...

How awesome! Love me some Le Creuset, have two that I thrifted. Thanks for the link and mention about the necklace. I always felt that went to just the right person!

Signe said...

Oh you lucky girl :)

shopgirl said...

Congratulations Claire! It looks lovely!

E. Charlotte said...

Love the color! :D

starnes family said...

I want every piece in that collection!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

It is adorable and couldn't have fone to a sweeter lady!

Hope you get to make many delicious things in the Le Creuset!

Micaela said...

i adore aimee!!! and was SO EXCITED when i saw you won that particular giveaway, with your kitchen goddess skills (and now i'm lucky to say i know personally how good you are in the kitchen! ;) love it!)

it looks FABULOUS on your stove! love the color you picked.

i always feel like i won the lottery when i win a giveaway :)

i bet your butt looks cute in your new pants ;) i'm the girl that works out in my sweats... i know, i need to invest in cute workout gear cos maybe it'll help me get to the gym lol

i'm SO SORRY for your saints upset :(

xoxo

Style Attic said...

Ok, I need your luck to rub off on me! That's awesome and I even love the color. Yellow brightens anyones day and esp when there is yummy food inside! XO

bklyn76 said...

you definitely are a good luck charm! love the pot!

MJ said...

What a great win!! :) I love the color...

Meghan said...

It sounds like I take a similar class called Bar Method, and it might be the most difficult workout ever! Good for you, and congrats on the big win!

Gracie said...

That is an awesome thing to win! I'm sure your meals are great anyway but a little help is always good.

I need a good exercise plan so maybe I should check that one out. Need a kick in the butt to start exercising again.

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

How freaking cute is that!!!! Love it!

Lindsay [Bella Cene'] said...

That is SO cute!!!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

What a great win! I love it. The color is fantastic!!

Faiza said...

loving the dijon coloured pot and the fact that you will make many meals and memories in it!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

I need something like that! I am not the best cook so throwing stuff in a pot may be more my style hehe!

And your stove is so clean. I am now embarrassed of mine!

P.S. I am a huge Saints fan. Saturday was a sad, sad day. I hate Hasselbeck! And the Saints beat themselves, the Seahawks are NOT the better team. Grr!

this free bird said...

Girl I love your pot!! Le Creuset is so fan-cy and I screamed when I lost that pot, but recovered when I saw that you won. hahahaha

xo,
C

angelina la dawn said...

so jealous! i've never won a giveaway :( but if i did, i would surely pick dijon, too. it looks awesome in your kitchen!

Leesh said...

That's awesome that you won a Le Creuset. I would love to own one but it's kinda too expensive for me and I am not sure if I would use it. If I were to buy one, I would love one in the Caribbean colour (I thought that they had it in a deep plum colour, maybe I am imagining things). Congrats and happy cooking!

Oh, My Darling said...

Kudos on the La Creuset win! How very exciting!