Wednesday, February 10, 2010

That only happens to *other* people

You know those competitions on the back of food products that nobody you know ever wins so there's no point entering them?

Did you know that Creative Gourmet, the company who make the frozen blueberries and raspberries that I have on my porridge (yes, even in summer) had a competition to win a Kitchenaid mixer?

I entered that competition. AND I WON.

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I mean WTF!?!? That NEVER happens!! And a Kitchenaid Mixer of ALL THINGS! That's one of those prizes that you actually WANT, but would never buy for yourself and would maybe get as a wedding present or something.

One minute I was sitting on the couch SMS-ing the code from the inside of the box to enter the competition. One second later I got a "congratulations" message back and could hardly believe my eyes. The next minute I was all over twitter telling everyone the good news ;)

I even got to choose the colour.

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Now to actually make time to do some baking!!

(I hope I haven't used up all my good luck)

xx

69 comments:

Crafty Cripple said...

Oh that is so gorgeous. Great choice on the colour. Congratulations, nothing beats winning a prize and getting free stuff.

Lindsay Road said...

That is the exact mixer I want in the exact color. I'm crazy jealous!

Linnea said...

Yay for winning things!! that has to be one of the best feelings in the world...especially when it's something you want.
I must admit though...my main reason for piping in is to tell you that i am highly jealous of your beautiful window box and even more jealous of the abundance of cilantro coming out of it. Yumm.

coolhntr said...

I am so jealous! I love that one!

Good work.

Kali said...

hehe...go YOU!

PaperLion said...

Winning something is the best - actually the BEST is when it's something as awesome as a Kitchenaid. Sooo jealous!! Congrats.

Kim Wallace :: Udessi said...

What a score! I never enter those competitions as like you said ~ I never win anyway. But I guess you have to be in it to win it! LOVE the colour :)

Georgia said...

Congratulations - what a brilliant prize! Love the colour you chose too.
Don't go mixing any ink in it. ;-)

Shannon said...

That is so cool! Congratulations! :)

mazspazz said...

Awesome! Yay you! Can I come mix things at your place?!? :)

Suzy said...

That is really, really good luck!

What a fantastic prize. And I love the colour you chose.

Cat said...

Wow, that is so cool, I have had one of those on my wish list for about 10 years! Well done!

Michelle said...

Well done! And your prize is so stunningly beautiful too!

Fer said...

Whoa, that's just too good!! I'm impressed and a bit envious at the same time... :D

Di said...

COngratulations! I'm a sucker for KitchenAid mixers!!

Lara said...

Hehehe, thanks everyone!!

Linnea - the window box is from these guys:

http://boxmygarden.com.au/

They were $30 each and handmade by a lovely husband and wife team :)

subliminalrabbit said...

omg congrats! MAJOR score - so jealous!

Sheridan said...

Congratulations! Great choice of colour!

I never thought anybody won those competitions either until I won a $1,000 Coles gift card just before Christmas one year. That was awesome.

Well done!

Danielle said...

Oh my gosh - how exciting!!!
We are lucky enough to have one in red (it was an engagement pressie) and it is awesome, we use it all the time..
Happy cooking :)

chamelia said...

Amazing luck! Congratulations. More importantly, however, you have inspired me to make my own herb box for the kitchen.

Jane Flanagan said...

So amazing! And you picked a great colour!!

twirling betty said...

I LOVE hearing about lovely things like that happening. It looks dreamy in your kitchen.

sewfunky said...

WOW! I'm feeling a fit of covetousness coming on now... ;)

Miss said...

So very jealous right now!

Lisa said...

That's fantastic! I love my Kitchen Aids. Yes, that's a plural. I have the same one you have, in white, that my husband/then boyfriend got me as a gift, ten years ago. Love it! A few years back I realized I needed a bigger one, for Thanksgiving. I was planning to sell the first, but I just couldn't. So, now I have two. And am coveting the 75th edition candy apple red one. :O)

You'll have it forever. That's awesome.

Bree said...

..............mixer envy!!! That will last for years, and will make you smile everytime you remember you won it!! BTW, entered a couple of times myself so........double mixer envy!! Enjoy.

threadsforevie said...

That is awesome. Congrats. I entered too but sadly, didn't win!

Connie said...

im so jealous lol congrats :D

Caroline said...

Holy moly! That is such a great win - congratulations! I also think great colour choice too.

schorlemädchen said...

this is amazing...i am so happy for you and the colour is just great...

gene + experiments said...

Congratulations! That must be a surreal experience. I also have that mentally when it comes to those promos and contests. Are those measuring cups on the side? So cute!

Irene ~ RE~VINTAGED said...

WoooHoooo! Am I jealous!!! Just what I would have chosen too. (Lucky girl!)

ren said...

It's sooo beautiful!

Hollabee said...

wow congrats! awesome!
for most people a kitchen aid will make it to their 'wedding gift' list ;) and you have one... totally awesome!

jenny said...

Well done. Great colour, I have the basic charcoal one( they didn't have such colours way back) and absolutely love it.

Prinzessin Erbse said...

I LoVE the Kitchen Aid, I have got one in red! Congrats! The color is really great.

Helen said...

ohh that is the most exciting thing to win!!

gret said...

Oh, I WISH!! I NEVER win stuff like that. Last Easter I went in a similar comp where they were giving away a Sunbeam mixmaster once a week to 10 people for 4 weeks...I was so sure I could be one of the 40. But I wasn't. Lucky girl.

dwellinganddesign said...

Congratulations on winning! Great choice in color! I have a vintage white Kitchenaid, and have been so content with it- but seeing the color of yours makes me want to splurge on one :/

graciepeasharps said...

Wow, that's great! I have started entering the competitions that appear in Country Living magazine, which I have a subscription to. You never know with postal votes though!

Lovely colour.

Annie said...

OMG you're right, that sort of thing only ever happens to other people. Lucky you!!!

Megan said...

Wow! So cool! She's a beauty.
I've been wanting one for a while now. I think it will be on this year's Christmas list. (or birthday!)

melinda said...

i never even thought it happened to other people i thought they just made up names of the winners.wow.time to find me something to enter.

leolovesdesign said...

Ahh, you've just inspired me to start entering competitions right now! I've been a huge fan of your site from the beginning....whenever I need a moment of inspiration I know that popping over to your blog will do the trick and then some! You truly have been an inspiration to me.

Fancy Elastic said...

Hooray! that is very good news!

picciolo said...

congratulations, what a great prize!
: )

kaz said...

no way! my 13yo son spotted the comp too...he knows how i lust after this mixer. we entered but no luck for us...good for you though. i though i'd choose white but loving this colour too.
kaz x

Leonie Guld said...

L A R A....they cost a Fortune!!!!! Congratulations!!!

Jac said...

Who would've thought you'd get so many comments due to a KitchenAid mixer?! ;)
But they are definitely a coveted thing to have. We bought one using wedding gift money. They are definitely worth every cent.. tough, good looking and I suppose a bit of a luxury kitchen item too.

I won a BBQ worth two grand in an SMS comp about 4 years ago.... and we've only JUST been able to take it out of the box because we never had anywhere for it to go! But who spends that much on a BBQ anyway?! :)

Wendy said...

Oh yay!!! Congratulations! I love love love my kitchenaid... happy baking to you :)

Alicia said...

Oh wow, congratulations! I tried to ente that competition online, and it wouldn't let me- should have sms'd!

The Design Notebook said...

and it has such a nice colour! Love the style!

thewillowsnest said...

Hurrah!!! way to go lady!!

I have the pale pink one .. I love it .. serious eye candy ..these!!

Sarah Jane said...

Awesome! Congrats!!! How exciting!

Lovely work framing your prints too! I would love to know how you did it! xo

Katrina London said...

Yay! Good work! All these good things are flowing to you... You must be on the right track. MMMmm Hhmmm

Jacqui said...

Just make sure it isn't set to 1 when you plug it in and as a further precaution remember to take all the attachments out of the bowl in case it is set to 1 and you plug it in and unwittingly turn the switch on at the wall then watch in horror as it commences the 'planetary mixing action' with all the other metal attachments still in the bowl. Yep, that's what I did to mine the very first time I used it!!@@##$%!! Lovely colour choice :)

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lindsey clare said...

awww, congrats! free stuff is the best :)

and gorgeous colour too!

marelle said...

wow! yeah, i always thought that no-one *actually* won those prizes!

but you are living proof...so now i'm gonna start entering more comps!

thanks!

my names Jo, what's yours? said...

oh my gosh! congrats<3 i love the colour!

Jenny said...

Wow! Beautiful. Great colour choice.
You deserve it. Enjoy!

Christina said...

That is so cool and I am so jealous. I have an old Kenwood Mixmaster that my Mother brought second hand when I was a child. I use it all the time and it works perfectly. Hope this little beauty lasts at least 30 years too.

Rosalind said...

oh Congrats!!! That is awesome, now make sure you use it!!!! I want to see baking photos to come :-)

boodely said...

Sweet!!

lesley said...

Lucky you. Please tell me where you purchased the geese measuring cups oh they are
beautiful. Lesley

RobbieLee at Chickiedee said...

Oh my goodness! My grandma gave me those swan measuring cups and they are my absolute fav!!!

Hermine said...

Wauw, love the colour.

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