Before I tell you about the items that I'm giving away today, let me give you a little backstory. Grab a cup of coffee and sit back, because this is a tale of disappointment.
Last month, I traveled to Savannah on a family vacation and was very excited to visit the Paula Deen store that's adjacent to her restaurant. While taking the elevator to my room, I struck up a conversation with some girls who were carrying bags from that store. They informed me that the books in her store were signed. Well, that was all I needed to hear and I was off like a shot of lightening! I got to the store, carefully perused all the books and then chose 2. One for myself and one to give away here! Upon returning to my hotel, hubby carefully examined the books and then proclaimed, "these aren't really signed. This signature is printed." I was aghast! And he was right.
So, I brought the "fake signed" books back home, knowing that all was not lost because I still had a chance to get her signature. You see, Paula was in my town this past weekend at a women's expo. And Shannon & I attended. However, even I couldn't have predicted the massive crowd that obviously showed up hours before the doors opened to the event, in order to line up for the autograph line. By the time we figured out where to line up, it had already swelled to about 500 people easily. Here's a diagram.
Since we had no chance of meeting Ms. Deen, we decided that getting a picture was our next option. Well, after being yelled at by the event staff, I managed to get this pic. Fabulous, huh?!
And so, Shannon & I left, our heads hanging in disappointment, resigned to only seeing Paula on one of her many cooking shows from now on. Oh well. Which brings me to my giveaway.
I am giving away 2 Paula Deen cookbooks to 1 lucky winner! The titles are "Paula Deen Celebrates" and "Paula Deen Kitchen Wisdom and Recipe Journal". The second one is the "fake signed" book. Ha ha ha.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post.
For extra entries, leave a separate comment each for:
1. Being a follower of my blog
2. Subscribing to my blog
3. Following me on Twitter
4. Tweeting the giveaway, but you must include "@anticswithangie" in the tweet
Entries will be accepted through midnight (eastern time) on July 28th. Winning comment will be chosen by random draw. Winner to be notified by email and announced here on the 29th. Good luck everyone!
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