Are you ready for a Giveaway!? I certainly am! If you’re here, you have a chance to win a $40 gift certificate towards anything from dining room sets ,cookware, kitchen tools, bake ware, or even toys! With over 200 stores at CSN you certainly have a choice on how to use a $40 gift certificate!
While preparing this post I couldn’t help but eye the dining room sets they have. It occurred to me that my fondest memories have been around some sort of table.
It really didn’t matter what the occasion on either side of the family was to plan a get together. There was always interesting things to go around, plenty of company and plenty of food. Each side had different kinds and there was almost no chance of going away hungry.First, on my Mom’s side, her parents had two tables, one in the kitchen, one in the dining room. The dining room was the “Adult” room, while the kids were stuck in the kitchen. Though it bugged me for a few years, after awhile I figured it out. We were in the room where ALL the food was. Ha..ha..HA. You know those desserts that are usually set aside till dinner was over? Oh yes, guess who was sneaking cookies while the adults had their meal in the next room. 🙂
Kid table or not, there was one in each of our Grandparents house, each oddly enough was set in the kitchen. There’s a lot of memories surrounded by those tables, whether my cousins were picking on me, and yes you know who you are, or someone else spilled yet another drink, memories were made.
The one thing I can count on when I miss my family, is making the food we had at those get togethers. One of my all time favorites is my Grandmother’s Snack Crackers. We could always count on there being a big jar full of those. She had the best little nibblers to eat as well. While my other Grandmother had her famous pickles, or even the numerous dips, my favorite was the onion. I learned how to play Blackjack, Spades, Poker , War, and other card games on those tables. I watched my Parents, Aunts, and Uncles with my Grandparents play Pinochle on that table too. One time I moved my Mother’s cards and got my hand slapped. That I remember very well and let me tell you, I never moved another persons’ cards again!
I learned a lot of things that started with a table. My mother taught me how to make her famous English muffins, cookies, and of course bread on our family table. My Dad put me to work cutting up potatoes and other things to go into his gumbo, which he’s pointed out I have yet to put up on the blog.(it’s coming this fall Dad, hold your horses as you always say!)
There’s a lot of memories, and they always happened with family one way or another, which brings me to the first way you can enter this Giveaway contest for a chance at a $40 gift certificate at CSN stores!
***How to Enter*** This Contest is for US and Canada entries only
For your First Entry for the Giveaway (if you do not do this your other entries will not count)-You must leave a comment with your favorite memory with your family. (please be sure to leave your email in the very first reply so I may contact you if you are the winner)
Winner for the $40 CSN gift certificate will be picked by random Saturday August 7th at 10PM PST. I will Post the winner Sunday the 8th! Be sure I can contact you, by leaving your email in the first reply! Winner must respond within 48 hours of being notified or a new winner will be picked.
Good Luck to you All!!!
This giveaway is now closed* Congrats to Becky Jane !!
Thank you to CSN for sponsoring this giveaway. I have not been compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are, and will always be, my own.