Jul 19, 2010

It's time for a contest!

And this contest is for a great cause!  My sweet friend Margaret is doing something pretty special over at her Etsy shop, Little Heart Shaped Box.  She's donating 100% of the proceeds from any sale to help the Bay Area Food Bank so I bought 3.  I had her send one to me because I'm greedy like that and she's waiting for two of you to let her know which ones you want!  So many people on the Gulf coast are being so horribly affected by this oil spill and they need help.  Food banks are wonderful organizations in times of crisis and this one is no exception.  Plus, I won't deny that Margaret's charms and magnets are adorable and I'm happy to spread the word about her shop for that reason, too!

Okay, okay, the contest...don't rush me.  We're going to have two winners (or possibly just one if one person answers both questions correctly), and the winners can pick an item of their choice from Little Heart Shaped Box.  Here's a picture I snitched off LHSB of a charm and really, how pretty is this?  You can pick whatever you like, though, or magnets if you don't wear jewelry.

To give you an idea of the size, I took a picture of my own next to a quarter.  See?  Not too big, not too small and trust me, these are even prettier than they photograph!

So, what do you have to do to win one?  Or both?  I'm glad you asked. Remember this picture of Beatrice?

I said that there was actually a very good reason this happens often around here and that it's not just that I leave my bakeware out on the counter all the time.  So, for the first win, tell me what you think the reason is that I have a casserole dish on my counter every day or two?  Here's a cryptic hint - it's usually someplace else doing something else.  I do not cook in this particular dish,  I swear!

And for the second win,  guess Beatrice's middle name.  Yes, my cats have middle names, don't yours?  Tucker John, Ginger Kaye, Gina Marie and Beatrice...what?   You'll definitely need a clue for this one so I'll tell you it's also the name of a Spanish explorer.  See?  Easy!

Have fun and remember you can guess both and could possibly win both!  If anyone is dumb enough to actually give a duplicate answer, well...too bad for you, you should have thought this out a little better.  ;-)

PS:  I forgot to mention that the contest will end this Wednesday, the 21st, at noon eastern time.  That's sort of important.  *nods*


Jeanette said...

First of all, I'm so proud of you! You've blogged twice this month, go Lisa!!

The casserole dish is used under a leaky pipe, faucet, or maybe a humidifier? At any rate, it's used to catch water from something leaking.

I'm going to think on Beatrice's middle name and get back to ya!

Jeanette said...

Oh hell. I just thought of another thing that dish may be used for, and it's got my gag reflex working overtime. I don't want to say it because I don't think multiple guesses are allowed and don't want to disqualify myself, but I really hope it's not what I'm thinking!

Melissa said...

I was thinking along the same lines as Jeanette. I'd be willing to bet that it's being used to catch water from the washer. Or something like that!

Jeanette said...

Beatrice Mary?

And I promise that's my last comment.

Anemone Pie said...

Jeanette is such a smartass. ;-)
And Mary? MARY? Who the hell was the Spanish explorer named Mary?

Melissa, are you sure you don't want to guess something else other than seconding Jeanette so you have a shot at winning, too? I'm not saying she's right or wrong but if you guess the same, you don't have a shot of winning at all!

Deb said...


Beatrice Cortez? :D

Melissa said...

Okay, Beatrice Juan??

I take back my previous comment-I think that the casserole dish is used as a cat feeding contraption.

Jeanette said...

Me? Smartass? Pfft!


Anemone Pie said...

Lol, Lord, I'm not good at this clue stuff because it's a Spanish explorer's last name. Although, Deb got the idea. :-P

Bella said...

You're pulling me out of my hidey-hole with this. How about Beatrice Ponce de Leon?

I think you use the casserole dish to soak your feet in at night.


Heather said...

Ha-ha Deb got both of my first guesses, so...Beatrice Coronado and Beatrice actually likes to lay in the dish to catch sun beams and stay warm. It moves according to where the best sunbeams are!

Gotta go check out Margaret's shop!

Keli said...

I am not entering the contest, but I wanted to say that I have two of Margaret's pendants, and I love them. Be sure to check out her esty shop.

kristin said...

Beatrice de Balboa.

Clean out the kitty litter with it?

Thanks for the contest!

Karen said...

Beatrice Quimper?

and you use the casserole dish to feed all those kitties special treats?

Yay for contests! and for Margarets pretties especially!

KaytieJ said...

Well, with your love of St. Augustine, it would be Ponce de Leon, but Beatrice Balboa rings a bell :-D
I am disqualifying myself from the contest with that one.
I do want to back up what AP is saying, Margaret's pendants and magnets are the real deal. I have 3 of her French line on my fridge. It is going for a much needed cause. Thank you AP and Margaret!

belladonna1125 said...


1.) I'm going to guess that you use it to feed all four cats simultaneously.

2.) Beatrice de Luna