Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Pampered Chef Giveaway

What's a pampered chef?

I have no idea. The Husband is a chef but he is so NOT the pampered chef. He works, literally, twelve to eighteen hours a day and owns his own business, better known on this blog as The Mistress. When people tell me you're so lucky to be married to a chef, I roll my eyes. Sometimes they even roll all the way backward into my head and fall out, back there.

What's a Hopeful Parent? 

A hopeful parent of a child with special healthcare needs is a parent who periodically goes insane with the burden of it all and then bounces back, miraculously, it would seem. I suppose that makes me a hopeful parent, even if The Husband is NOT a Pampered Chef.

What does this have to do with a giveaway?

We have exactly one week left before the Pampered Chef fundraiser at the Hopeful Parents blog closes. Hopeful Parents is giving away a $50 gift certificate redeemable through the Pampered Chef. Here are the rules:

1. Visit the Hopeful Parents homepage here and direct your eyes (mine are still rolling around in my head) to the sidebar to place your order. You will be entered into a raffle for a $50 gift certificate to the Pampered Chef.

2. If you write a blog post encouraging your friends to participate in the Pampered Chef fundraiser AND publish a link to the Hopeful Parents home page, directing your readers to our sidebar to place their orders -- well, you'll be entered in the raffle.

3. If you do make a purchase through the Pampered Chef fundraiser and send an email to writehopefulparents [at] gmail [dot] com, indicating that you heard about the Pampered Chef fundraiser from me, rolling eyes me from a moon, worn as if it had been a shell, and my email which is elsophie [at] gmail [dot] com, you AND I will BOTH be entered into the raffle for the $50 gift certificate from the Pampered Chef. (And as the wife of a CHEF, I'm not pampered, so this would be a windfall for me!)

4. In your message, please include your name, blog name and email address. Anonymity is fine, but they do need an email address in case you win. Go on over to Hopeful Parents and check the sidebar for all the links. And if none of this makes sense, it will when you go over there.



  1. I will go check it out ... certain I can find a thing or two or five.

    And the previous post.Loved it and your smile.

    The ebb and flow of life.don't you wish we could keep up with it.

    I'll keep doing "my thing,on your behalf" ....,maybe perhaps it's working.

  2. Here's to hopefulness, if not pamperdness.

  3. I loved this post.

    And my very short lived career in the food industry still gives me the shivers. Pampered and chef are impossible partners.

    have you ever gone to one of their home parties? I have a few of their pieces actually. I hate home parties.



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