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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


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
Karin Muserallo September 24, 2010 at 4:27 pm

My favorite nut is the cashew. My baby girl ate soft tacos at six months because she had a Mexican nanny who made them for her. She suddenly showed a dislike for baby food. One night we had Mexican food so I decided to give her a little bit. She picked it up and ate it happily. The next day we talked to Maria who said that she had been feeding her soft tacos since she was six months old!!!!!! True story!!!!!

monica September 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Favorite nut is Macadamia! And my cat will only hop like a bunny up and down the stairs using two feet at at time!

Emily September 24, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Whoo hoooo! This is exciting. I’m going to enter both.

My favorite nut is the cashew. My cat, Sage, used to climb up the ladder into my bunk bed to sleep every night when I was a kid.

Laura September 24, 2010 at 4:40 pm

My favorite nut is the almond. I don’t have kids (too young), and my apartment buildingg doesn’t allow pets. :(

valentina September 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

I adore cashews. And my dog will only sleep on his left side.

Neé Neé September 24, 2010 at 4:55 pm

My favorite nut: Pecans… add them to cookies, pies, cakes, roast them or eat them plain! Love them!

And my dogs are escape artists… one from the crate and the other from the yard!

Laura September 24, 2010 at 5:01 pm

My favorite nut is a peanut and my youngest daughter jumped out of her play/tree house at 2 yrs. old-not a scratch!

Cheryl September 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

Brazil nuts are my favorites. One of my daughters is a very picky eater. The rest of us eat almost everything. Where did she come from? ( :

Maria September 24, 2010 at 5:09 pm

I love almonds and my dog likes to sleep in his kennel even when we are at home. We just leave the door propped open and he lays in there all the time!

Carol September 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm

My favorite nut is the almond. When my granddaughter (who is now 7 and probably wouldn’t appreciate me sharing this with you…)was little she never crawled. She just sat like a princess and waited for us to bring her whatever she wanted/needed!

Jane September 24, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Most days my favorite nut is the cashew, but sometimes it’s the hazelnut. I don’t have any children, but my darling cat watches TV and I swear sometimes when I turn on the television, it’s on a different channel than when I had last turned it off.

Nancy September 24, 2010 at 5:18 pm

My favorite nut is cashews! My son used to fall asleep at the dinner table – face first into his spaghetti!!

Tawny @ The Year of The Cookie September 24, 2010 at 5:28 pm

My fav nut is probably macadamia and my baby girl is constantly surprising me with all the new things she learns!

Janetta September 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm

My favourite nut are pistachios and my cat, Tank has been trained to sit, stay, shake hand and high five. We’re still working on roll over :)

Kathleen September 24, 2010 at 5:42 pm

My favorite nuts are walnuts. My cat Vinnie spends the day sleeping under the covers in my bed.

Katrina September 24, 2010 at 5:43 pm

My favorite nut is hard to choose because there are none I don’t like, but I’ll say pecans and my youngest (3 1/2) is finally almost potty trained!!!

jacqie September 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm

i love walnuts the most.
my now 21 mo. old boy has surprised me by never getting a diaper rash- ever.

StacyM September 24, 2010 at 5:52 pm

My favorite nut is a pecan and my son grabbed a small piece of cantaloupe from my husband’s plate at age 6 months and swallowed it whole! We were so freaked out, but he seemed fine – so we figured maybe it was time for some real food for the little guy :)

KristinaYellow September 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I love pine nuts that are toasted….and my baby shocked me by loving veggies and hating sweets!

Lostsock September 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

My fave nut is the cashew. My kids love broccoli and brussel sprouts!

Amanda Lumpkin September 24, 2010 at 6:35 pm

My favorite nute is Almonds, and my dog sleeps with a sliver of a sheet and a pillow every night. Its a sight to see!!! :)

Ram September 24, 2010 at 6:42 pm

Pistachio is my favorite nut. My dog surprised me most when he started opening then closing the sliding screen door whenever he goes out the backyard.

Laura E. September 24, 2010 at 6:56 pm

The only nuts I will eat out of hand are raw cashews and my Border Collie/Lab mix smiles when she is excited! Thanks Anna ~

Lisa September 24, 2010 at 6:58 pm

My favorite nut is the Almond.

My daughter would crawl under the fitted sheet in her crib!

martina fegan September 24, 2010 at 7:23 pm

My favorite nut is cashew. My oldest daughter liked to empty her dresser drawers when she was supposed to be taking a nap.

Jan September 24, 2010 at 7:34 pm

I love walnuts and use them in everything. My son made cookies in living room chair; eggs, etc. etc. etc.

chris burd September 24, 2010 at 7:48 pm

My favorite nut is pecan and when my daughter was just a tiny thing she loved cucumbers, broccoli and lettuce. It really surprised me!

Fran September 24, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Hmmm, favorite nut…that would be a toss up between a pecan and a macadamia. My dog Lucy (boxer)loves hotels and traveling. Everything to her is a great adventure.

May September 24, 2010 at 8:11 pm

My fav nut it an almond. My son used to rub my ear lobe while falling asleep.

Melissa September 24, 2010 at 8:12 pm

i think my favorite nut is a pistachio….more for childhood nostalgia than anything else (my grandpa and i would sit on the back porch, shelling, eating, and just enjoying being together). i don’t have kids, but i have an perfectly beautiful niece (two years old) who likes saurkraut. odd.

MaryBeth September 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

My favorite nut currently is the pistachio. Weird but so am I. ;)

My youngest son was crawling at two months! EEK! No rest for me! But he’s an incredible kid and now a senior in HS. Lord help me now!

Lynne September 24, 2010 at 8:26 pm

my fav nut is pecans. wait no, maybe almonds, or pistachios…idk they’re all just too yummy! and um, i named my mouse: mouse-mouse. weird, i no.

Monica September 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

1. My fav nut is pistachio.
2. My pet cat likes to sit in the bathroom sink, and get wet. Odd, cats shouldn’t like water.

Also, I recently got married and used Oh nuts! to purchase a lot of the candy for a candy buffet we did as the guest favor. It was great!

Claire September 24, 2010 at 8:53 pm

My favorite nut is the pecan and I love when my kittens try to stick their noses in my nostrils. :D

Meg September 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm

I love almonds!!!! When Kiko was little, she loved her “friend” in the mirror

Tiffany September 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

My favorite nut is the cashew, and something that surprised me (at the time) was how much my little tiny girl could spit up. Gross, but it was shocking at first. :)

jacquie September 24, 2010 at 9:56 pm

my favorite nut is the walnut. one of my dogs is really good at finding stinky stuff to roll in :)

Megan September 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

My favorite nut is a pistachio. And my roommate’s dog has a rabbit gait and hops instead of runs.

cindy September 24, 2010 at 10:06 pm

My favorite nut is pecan and my baby would cry between songs on the cd.

Anne September 24, 2010 at 10:08 pm

My favorite nut is a cashew and my cat loves blue cheese!

C L September 24, 2010 at 10:47 pm

My favorite nut is the pecan, and my cat eavesdrops with her ear against our front door so when we open the door, she falls over! We think she is a spy for Mr. Tinkles (reference to the movies “Cats and Dogs” and “Cats and Dogs 2″). :)

Delia September 24, 2010 at 10:50 pm

My favorite nut is cashew, and the closest thing I have to a pet is a houseplant. When I first got it, I would forget to water it, but putting a water bottle next to it that was specially for it kept me in line.

heather September 24, 2010 at 11:09 pm

my favorite nut is the pecan…. or almonds… ok, BOTH! and my son had so much hair i had to cut his baby mullet at 2 weeks!

Brandie September 24, 2010 at 11:41 pm

My Favorite Nuts are Pistachios. We named our cat Stilton because of the black spot on his nose, which we call his ‘mold’ spot. He likes to eat just about EVERYTHING we eat, he really likes rice. >^..^<

Angela September 24, 2010 at 11:42 pm

I’m a Texan and it would be disloyal to love any other nut more than the pecan. :) I have to give my dog medicine every morning and he hates meat, cheese, and other things dogs generally like – if I stuff the pills inside of those items he’ll spit it out. But if I put the pills inside of cinnamon coffee cake he’ll gobble it down and beg for more! Seriously, a dog that likes baked goods is a dog after my heart.

bren j. September 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm

My favorite nuts are cashews and our 15 month-old started potty training this week!

marleen September 25, 2010 at 12:05 am

My favorite nut is the pecan. When my son was 5 he would dig big holes in our yard looking for buried treasure!

Sandra September 25, 2010 at 12:26 am

Macadamian my favorite nut.
Our son was about 2 yrs. old and instead of saying Daddy he started calling him Arty. (not his name)
When our new neighbors were moving in my son ran across the lawn, excited and pointing at the moving truck, yelling…Look, look, big cuck Arty.
Here 30 years later that neighbor still calls my husband Arty and laughs hysterically.
Yes, in time, my son started calling his father Daddy…what a relief. :o)

Megs September 25, 2010 at 1:43 am

I don’t think I can choose a favorite nut because it seems to change everyday! My cat actually got the tip of her tail amputated after she crawled into the engine of our car.

Carly September 25, 2010 at 6:33 am

My favorite nut is the almond. My dogs both run to the kitchen the moment they hear a peanut butter jar open :)

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