Well, I'm finally back to give you the sequel to my Shopping, Shopping, Shopping post. I finally decided to purchase a Hamilton Beach 4-quart crockpot. I had a 6-quart, but thought the smaller one would work better for certain dishes and certain occasions.


I ordered the crockpot on a Monday and had it by Thursday of the same week. I put it into use that weekend. I've used it several times since then and am very happy with it. It is just the right size to feed our family and not have too many leftovers. I also love the little gasket around the lid. Some dishes like to sputter as they cook and this prevents that. Oh, and it has clamps to hold the lid on if you want to transport the crockpot. It only has low, high, and keep warm settings. There is not an automatic timer, but I'm usually around to turn it down or off. 


I'm still cruising around the CSN Stores sites to see what else I like. Right now, I have my eye on one of these upholstered headboards.  I think that leather is a great decorating accessory for The Cow Queen.


I'll keep my eye on that one. For now, it is your turn to pick out what you like. The nice people at CSN Stores are going to give one lucky reader of the The Cow Queen, a $35 gift certificate to use at one of their more than 200 stores.


Here is how to enter: (leave a separate comment for each method of entry and make sure I have a way to contact you)

  • Just tell me you want to win
  • Go to CSN Stores and tell me one thing you'd get with your certificate
  • Follow The Cow Queen (or tell me you already do)
  • Post this giveaway on Facebook
  • Tweet about this giveaway
  • Tell me your favorite post from The Cow Queen (This is worth two entries -- leave a separate comment for each entry)



This giveaway will end Friday, November 5, 2010. The winner will be announced Saturday, November 6, 2010. I will used random number generator to select the winner.


I love giveaways so I am linking to I'm Lovin' It, Feature Yourself Friday, and Friday Favorites


Disclosure: CSN Stores sent me a gift certificate to try their site and review a product for them on that site. The review on this site was not required or affected by their generosity. CSN Stores is providing the giveaway prize offered above.   



The grass is green. It’s good to be

date Saturday, October 30, 2010

79 comments to “CSN Stores Giveaway”

  1. Ebuck
    October 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM

    I wanna win!!!!

  1. Ebuck
    October 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    I would like to pretend I could buy this: http://www.csnstores.com/KitchenAid-KP26M1XER-KAD1089.html

    But, it'd probably be more like this: http://www.csnstores.com/Broad-Bay-Cotton-6425-BBC1805.html

  1. Ebuck
    October 30, 2010 at 10:50 AM

    I probably followed the Cow Queen around before she was even the cow queen.

  1. Ebuck
    October 30, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Posted on facebook. =) No twitter...

  1. Ebuck
    October 30, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    This is BY FAR my favorite post: http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/10/blogging-benefit.html

  1. Ebuck
    October 30, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    But, I like this one, too: http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/04/picture-perfect.html

  1. Brittany
    October 30, 2010 at 11:41 AM

    i wanna win! and i'm not gonna let emily monopolize the chances. :P

  1. Brittany
    October 30, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    i'd probably put it towards this (i think it's the same one i registered for?) -

    http://www.csnstores.com/Storkcraft-06550-54B-KD1467.html

  1. Brittany
    October 30, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    i like the post about the babies being in fish tanks. lol!

  1. Brittany
    October 30, 2010 at 12:04 PM

    i am also very impressed you donated your hair TWICE! i keep wanting too, but i'm too fickle to grow it long enough before cutting it off again.

  1. Julieanne Miller (TOS Crew)
    October 30, 2010 at 3:31 PM

    I'd love to win this and try out CSN. I've never purchased anything from them before.

    Thanks!

    Julieanne
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

  1. Julieanne Miller (TOS Crew)
    October 30, 2010 at 3:33 PM

    If I won the gift certificate, I'd use it toward a Cuisinart 9-speed hand mixer. My 15-year-old Kitchen Aid hand mixer has been difficult to turn off during the last year - we finally got to where we have to unplug it to make it shut off, sometimes. This would be a much-needed thing! Thanks.

    Julieanne
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

  1. Julieanne Miller (TOS Crew)
    October 30, 2010 at 3:40 PM

    I tried to follow you with the RSS feed, but I don't know if it went through all the way. Anyway, I attempted to place it into my feed reader on iGoogle.

    Julieanne
    ejm (at) truevine (dot) net
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

  1. Julieanne Miller (TOS Crew)
    October 30, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    My favorite post so far was the Farm Alphabet and Making Hay. That is such a great idea!

    (Entry #1 for this)

    Julieanne
    ejm (at) truevine (dot) net
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

  1. Julieanne Miller (TOS Crew)
    October 30, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    For entry #2 of favorite posting: My favorite posting so far is the Farm Alphabet and Making Hay!

    Julieanne
    ejm (at) truevine (dot) net
    http://www.JoyInOurJourney.com

  1. Lisa
    October 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    I want to win!!
    lcmpm7@msn.com

  1. Lisa
    October 30, 2010 at 4:18 PM

    I am a follower.
    lcmpm7@msn.com

  1. Jennifer
    October 31, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    They have over 1,000 braided rugs to choose from! Right now we are working on our flooring. I would like to have one of these for our living room.

  1. Jennifer
    October 31, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    I already follow your blog.

  1. Jennifer
    October 31, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    I enjoyed your recent tiny talk Tuesday post.

  1. Jennifer
    October 31, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    second post for that last response- and just in case I win and you have trouble finding me through the blog links- cmjenniferm@yahoo.com

  1. Kelly
    October 31, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    I would LOVE to win!

  1. Kelly
    October 31, 2010 at 10:05 PM

    I already follow you with GFC.

  1. Kelly
    October 31, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    I need some organizational items for our "school" whether they be cabinets or rolly carts, I haven't decided. Or Christmas gifts.

  1. Kelly
    October 31, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    I loved the "Tag I'm It" post because I love learning more about all my new cyber-space friends (and fellow crew mates).

  1. Kelly
    October 31, 2010 at 10:10 PM

    2nd entry for "Tag I'm It" - my favorite!

  1. TerriG
    November 2, 2010 at 10:26 PM

    I would like to win some art supplies.

  1. TerriG
    November 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    I want to win. who doesn't

  1. TerriG
    November 2, 2010 at 10:27 PM

    I follow.

  1. TerriG
    November 2, 2010 at 10:28 PM

    I tweeted about this.

  1. TerriG
    November 2, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/06/crockpot-beef-short-ribs.html
    I am new, but this looks fabulous. Favorite post #1

  1. TerriG
    November 2, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/06/crockpot-beef-short-ribs.html
    favorite post #2 as I wipe drool from my chin.

  1. Tristan
    November 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM

    I would love to win!

  1. Tristan
    November 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    I would put the gift certificate toward Kid K'Nex, my kids love them and we need more so everyone can build at the same time happily.

  1. Tristan
    November 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    I follow your blog with Google Friend Connect.

  1. Tristan
    November 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    I have to say one of your posts i stil lremember is the art one where your child made the sun and cyberspace. I even have it bookmarked : http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/09/sun-and-cyberspace.html LOL!

  1. Tristan
    November 5, 2010 at 9:06 AM

    Here is my second entry for my favorite post comment above. ;)

  1. Vickie
    November 5, 2010 at 10:40 AM

    I want to win :)

  1. Vickie
    November 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    So many things to choose from....but I think I'd use the $35 gift certificate towards a bigger ticket item like a breakfast nook, student desk w/ chair, or a couple toddler beds.

  1. Vickie
    November 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    I am a follower :)

  1. Vickie
    November 5, 2010 at 10:46 AM

    You have so many great posts I'm not sure I have a favorite :) Reading about your homeschool life on a farm/ranch has been good reading.

  1. Vickie
    November 5, 2010 at 10:47 AM

    The TAG posts are great reading as well. The go a little deeper in getting to know someone. It has been great learning about you and your family.

  1. Very Blessed Mamma
    November 5, 2010 at 11:33 AM

    I wanna WIN!!!! The other day, this link didn't seem to be here. Maybe it was a glitch or something.

  1. Very Blessed Mamma
    November 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    I am a follower!!!!!
    I forgot to add my name to my last post.
    Love, Rodna

  1. Very Blessed Mamma
    November 5, 2010 at 11:37 AM

    I would either get something for my sons birthday or maybe the pressure cooker cookbook.

  1. Rodna
    November 5, 2010 at 11:56 AM

    I like this post about the alphabet farm!
    Farm Alphabet and Making Hay
    Rodna

  1. Rodna
    November 5, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    I also love On the Ready with the two kiddos on the porch. It is so cute!

  1. Kelly
    November 5, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    I just posted your giveaway on Facebook!

  1. Nikki
    November 5, 2010 at 1:52 PM

    I've been wanting a new crock pot really bad!

  1. Jacob
    November 5, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Wants to win it!

  1. Jacob
    November 5, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    posted it to my facebook! :) Don't Twitter.

  1. Jacob
    November 5, 2010 at 2:04 PM

    I would get this: Back to Basics Blender Express in Brushed Chrome
    http://www.csnstores.com/Back-to-Basics-BPE3BR-BTB1003.html

    or this:
    Tribest Yolife Yogurt Maker
    http://www.csnstores.com/Tribest-YL-210-TBS1057.html

    So many decisions!

  1. Jacob
    November 5, 2010 at 2:07 PM

    My favorite post: http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/10/read-write-and-type-review.html (so far!)

  1. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
    November 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    I would love to win! Christmas is coming up fast. ;)

  1. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
    November 5, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    I would probably look at getting a K'nex set for my daughter for Christmas. She's been looking at them lately.

  1. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
    November 5, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    I already follow you. :)

  1. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
    November 5, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    I tweeted about the giveaway. :)

  1. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
    November 5, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Favorite post entry #1 - My favorite post is the Locks of Love post. Since both my daughter and I have done it a couple of times, I know how special it is.

  1. Heather @ Marine Corps Nomads
    November 5, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Favorite post entry #2 - My favorite post is the Locks of Love post. Since both my daughter and I have done it a couple of times, I know how special it is.

  1. midwest mama
    November 5, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    I want to win:-)

  1. midwest mama
    November 5, 2010 at 9:09 PM

    I might get this yogurt maker: http://www.csnstores.com/Tribest-YL-210-TBS1057.html

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    I wanna win!!!!

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    I need a new one of these pronto: http://www.csnstores.com/Back-to-Basics-A505-BTB1044.html

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:17 PM

    I already follow you. :)

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    I facebooked it. :-)

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    I tweeted it. :-)

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Well, if I win this, then THIS post will be my very favorite. LOL!

    But I really, really laughed and liked this one: http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/09/birthdays-can-still-be-fun.html

  1. Brenda Emmett
    November 5, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    This is my 2nd entry for telling you which post is one of my very favorites. :-)

  1. Michelle Smith
    November 5, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    I would like to win!

  1. Michelle Smith
    November 5, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    I have been thinking I should get another slow cooker. Although I love my 4 quart round one, sometimes an oval one or one with larger capacity would be nice. I like the looks of this 6 quart one:

    http://www.csnstores.com/Hamilton-Beach-33162-HMB1195.html

  1. Michelle Smith
    November 5, 2010 at 9:52 PM

    I already follow you through Google Friend!

  1. Michelle Smith
    November 5, 2010 at 9:53 PM

    I Facebooked this! :)

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:40 PM

    I wanna win. :) I just realize (almost too late) that I can still enter even if I have too many crockpots (wait! Is that possible?) since they are giving a gift code I dont HAVE to do the crock pot! Whoo..... Toss my name in the HAT!

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:43 PM

    I need a new rug for my entryway that has not been assaulted by the urine of a dying cat, or a toaster oven that works.:)

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    I am in the herd. :) (Giggle, I love that!)

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:45 PM

    I facebooked you TWICE early this morning (Once on each of my accounts!)

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    I twittered you.

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/03/presenting-queen.html Is my favorite post as I really had no idea you were REALLY ROYALTY! So sorry. Bowing now to the Queen, please don't shout "Off With Her Head!!" Please?

    Oh, I also like it cause I can't stop staring at the faux fur on your shoulders which snakes around your legs. :)

  1. Kristi
    November 5, 2010 at 11:57 PM

    2nd Entry for favorite Cow Queen Blog Post:

    http://thecowqueen.blogspot.com/2010/03/presenting-queen.html Is my favorite post as I really had no idea you were REALLY ROYALTY! So sorry. Bowing now to the Queen, please don't shout "Off With Her Head!!" Please?

    Oh, I also like it cause I can't stop staring at the faux fur on your shoulders which snakes around your legs. :)

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