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Life as We Know it Sweepstakes and Basket Giveaway from Oh Nuts!

by on September 24, 2010 · 136 comments

Good morning from rainy Austin! Or is it sunny Austin? Or is rainy? I don’t know, but the weather can’t make up its mind. An hour ago I thought I’d be trapped inside all day, but now the sun is shining and beckoning me to head out for some fun Friday morning errands (Michaels! Wine Store!) before it rains again.

But first I have to wait for my second batch of cream cheese brownies to come out of the oven. More on that later, but while I’m waiting I will tell you about some contests from my friends at Oh Nuts!

First off, there’s the Oh Nuts! Life as We Know it sweepstakes. Oh Nuts! is partnering with Warner Brothers to promote Life as We Know it, a new movie with Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel. The prize is a trip for 4 to Hollywood (air and the W hotel included!) plus 4 tickets for a VIP tour at Warner Brothers. The contest takes about 2 seconds to enter and I would absolutely love it if a Cookie Madness reader won. Good luck.

And here’s the second contest.   Oh Nuts! is giving a Life as We Know it inspired Baby Girl or Baby Boy Gift Basket to one Cookie Madness reader. Wouldn’t it be funny if you won the sweepstakes and the gift basket?

For a shot at the gift basket from Oh Nuts!, please tell me

a) your favorite nut

and

b) something your child did as a baby that surprised you. For instance:  My favorite nut is the pecan and my child would only nap in a swing.

If you don’t have a child, state your favorite nut and tell me something about your pet.  For instance:  My favorite nut is (still) the pecan and my dog is really good at catching food in mid-air.

I will use the random number generator to pick a comment.  Deadline for this giveaway is this coming Monday at noon CST (September 27).

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Published on September 24, 2010
carolyn September 25, 2010 at 6:38 am

oh, it’s hard to pick a favorite! I’ll say cashews, but that could change tomorrow! :) Something surprising that my daughter did was doing sumersaults at a year and a half.

Mom24@4evermom September 25, 2010 at 7:13 am

I love a good roasted, salted almond. My oldest child surprised me by walking at 9 months–I was not ready!

Patti Sherman September 25, 2010 at 7:26 am

My favorite nut is the cashew and I have to protect them from the squirrels at my campsite!

Louise September 25, 2010 at 7:34 am

Wow, it’s hard to choose just one nut as the favorite. I love them all. Cashews, pecans, and pistachios are probably my very favorite, but I eat walnuts frequently as they go well on salads. My Norwegian Forest Cat came from a family of tv watchers. She still loves a good documentary about wild animals. She used to absolutely love watching World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. She’d sit three feet in front of the tv for the whole show.

CaSaundra September 25, 2010 at 7:51 am

My favorite nut is a peanut, and my dog is actually in love with all things peanut butter!

bakingblonde September 25, 2010 at 7:51 am

My favorite nut is the peanut (in the shell), OMG i could eat a barrel while enjoying a cold one.

Mycat believes he is a little baby and cries until I pick him up sometimes. He will put his arms up to me to indicate he needs a hug and enjoys being cradled and rocked like a little baby.
Of course, I comply. :)

Ashley September 25, 2010 at 8:40 am

My favorite nut is a cashew, and my cat has to go outside on a harness leash.

krista September 25, 2010 at 8:45 am

my favourite nut is a peanut! yum!
my 4 kids are constantly surprising me… but one of my daughters didn’t get any teeth until she was 13 months but could say 25 words at 10 months old! it was surprising to see this toothless baby talking so much!

Whitney September 25, 2010 at 8:45 am

My favorite nut is almond. My dog will howl when he hears my alarm clock go off in the morrning.

Janelle September 25, 2010 at 9:50 am

Definitely cashews! And my dog dances in circles on two legs when he knows his dinner is coming…and I didn’t even teach him that!

charmy September 25, 2010 at 10:35 am

I love all nuts but I’d have to say the pistachio is my favorite!

I don’t have any kids, yet, but I am pregnant! So I hope for lots of good memories and stories in the journey of raising our little one!

Susan B September 25, 2010 at 11:48 am

I love pistachios, also pecans!
My first child was not a sleeper–most unusual because I am a sleeper. I was so sleep deprived her first 7 months….
Thanks for the opportunity, I love your blog.

Susie D. September 25, 2010 at 11:56 am

Cashews, and my son’s head circumference was off the growth chart at birth. That was pretty surprising. And painful.

Nancy Greenfield September 25, 2010 at 1:17 pm

My very favorite nut is the pecan. THe MOST surprising thing my newborn son ever did was manage to flip himself over from tummy to back when he was THREE DAYS old. Funny, too, looked sort of like a turtle upside down.

suzanne September 25, 2010 at 2:08 pm

My favorite nut is pecan. No kids but my dog whines when he doesn’t get his way.

Aly September 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm

I’m going to have to go with macadamias – especially when they’re covered in chocolate. My little one fell asleep on the toilet more than once!

Kim September 25, 2010 at 3:34 pm

My favorite nut is the pistachio. Our son surpised us very early by pretending to read little books to our small dog.

Lindsey September 25, 2010 at 4:38 pm

My favorite nut is an almond, and my dog makes a lot of noise when she dreams!

Tammy M. September 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

My favorite nut is cashews. When my son was little, he was terrified to go to the barber shop with my husband for a hair cut. He would scream so loud and would get so upset that I had to learn how to cut his hair at home.

Kirsti M. September 25, 2010 at 6:39 pm

My favorite nut is the macadamia, and my little boy surprised me by rolling — front to back and back to front — starting at 1 week old. (!)

Lauren September 25, 2010 at 8:31 pm

My favorite nut is the brazil nut and my son surprised me by loving to dance around the house to any music on the radio.

jenni September 25, 2010 at 10:28 pm

My favorite nut is a cashew. My daughter surprised me by learning to crawl backwards and upside down (I know!) before she crawled regularly. And by upside down, I mean like a crab, leading with her head upside down. Strange……

Lori H. September 26, 2010 at 6:16 am

My favorite nut for desserts would be almonds, for savoury dishes I love pine nuts! : )
My oldest son walked 1 day before he turned 9 months.

Peg C September 26, 2010 at 7:12 am

I love cashews and pecans equally. My 3rd child started walking at 8.5 months. I wanted her to stay a baby longer!

Barbara September 26, 2010 at 11:55 am

a) I have two favorite nuts, actually! I LOVE pistachios and cashews!

b) Every time I come home from wherever (even if it’s just a grocery trip) my dog greets me as if I’ve been gone for a month! She whimpers, rolls around, licks me all over, it’s the cutest!

Gianna September 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

My favorite nut is the pecan.

While my twins nursed they sometimes held hands or rubbed each others heads while staring and smiling at each other.

rhfjr September 26, 2010 at 4:23 pm

My favorite nut is roasted almond. My son was watching birds eating bugs out of the lawn and saw on bird get a worm and said, “look that bird is eating spaghetti.”

Diane Tresco September 26, 2010 at 7:21 pm

My favorite nuts are pine nuts and my daughter amazed me when she could read each alphabet letter before she was 2!

Nancy V. September 26, 2010 at 11:28 pm

My favorite nut is the pecan. My older daughter (age 30) surprised me by frequently have hiccups while still in the womb and I could feel them. She had hiccups while I was hooked up to a fetal monitor in the hospital and it made a funny sound with every hiccup. The nurses all came by to listen to her.

Michelle September 26, 2010 at 11:41 pm

I adore almonds and my cat amazed me when he flushed the toilet!

Carly September 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

My favorite nuts are cashews, and my cat makes gargling sounds while he eats his food!

edna murga September 27, 2010 at 2:14 am

Wow my favorite nut is almond and the funniest thing i ever saw one of my five children do was sucking on his father’s big toe (while he was sleeping) My son was only 14 months old at the time…i still laugh about it and now my son is 22 years old…e*

beth September 27, 2010 at 6:10 am

Macadamia nuts are my favorite. Santa leaves them in my stocking every year. My son didn’t sleep through the night until he was a year old!

Kim September 27, 2010 at 8:05 am

My favorite nut is walnut, I guess, for its versatility. Good for baking, cooking and snacking :)
And my dog used to scratch her back by use of the bottom of a cupboard. It was just slightly higher than her back so she would step back and forth on her tippy-toes to reach and scratch. She would get totally lost in that activity and go back and forth for minutes :)

Jessica September 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

My favorite nuts are cashews! My first child is due in February so I’ll tell you about my beagle today…he is used to getting a rawhide bone to chew on most nights. Starting at about 6pm, he stands at the refrigerator (bones are kept on top of the fridge) and growls/barks/makes noises until he gets one. Spoiled?!

vicki September 27, 2010 at 2:09 pm

My favorite nut is a cashew and my son used to love to wear rubber gloves

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