Cooking up some LOVE! GIVEAWAY!!!!

*****This giveaway is now closed******
This is one delicious (well, potentially delicious) basket! I guess it all depends on how you use the products! ; ) This month we’re cooking up some love with this amazing giveaway! The basket is filled to the brim with goodies for your kitchen and I know you’ll love them all!
Onto the details… There’s $300 worth of amazing goodies to win! How to enter? Just make a donation of $5 towards our  adoption. For every $5 we will put your name on the list…. so, $10 will put your name on twice… $25 five times… and so forth. Simple right? Read all the way to the bottom to see how you can get an extra entry too!




So… let’s get cookin’!
If you are not already familiar with the Pioneer Woman then you need to be! She has a delightful blog where she writes about all sorts of things that come with being a wife and mama living in the country. She takes gorgeous photos and of course has tons of delicious recipes. She published a cookbook AND has a show on the food network! You will love this cookbook – I promise!
Who doesn’t love cupcakes? Let me help you get started with making your own at home! (or muffins if you prefer). This little package comes with your non stick tray, silicon whisk and spatula, colored sugars (perfect for sprinkling on top of the frosting), and the most adorable papers and cupcake toppers! All to make your baking experience much more fun!
Of course you’ll need to know when those cupcakes are ready to come out of the oven! We don’t want scorched goodies! This digital timer gives 10, and one minute warnings! The top is a color alert system and of course it sounds off the alert when the time is up as well.
These pretty dish towels are perfect for cleaning up messed and drying clean dishes. They will give your kitchen a fresh spring look with their beautiful sage green and white stripes.
And speaking of cleaning. Who doesn’t love sparkly clean counter tops? I know that having a clean kitchen just makes my whole house feel cleaner. This spray is perfect to get the spills and grease off counters and spells great too!
After you get those counters clean and fresh, put some fresh grapes in this adorable strainer, rinse them in the sink, and then place them on the counter for little hands to grab a quick snack as they’re running in from playing outside! No more ugly wire strainers! This is bright and beautiful!
For those days when you don’t have time to bake some yummies you can still have your home smelling delicious!! Just keep this banana split on the counter and light it up for a wonderful scent. It comes in a mason jar which makes it super cute! Keep some jam, or little candies in this little ceramic dish… the possibilities for this sweet little dish are endless!
As you run out of ingredients just jot them down on this pretty notepad. A magnet on the back keeps it on the fridge and then you know you aren’t forgetting anything next time to run to the grocery store!
What does every cook need? COFFEE!! (well, I’m of the opinion that every human being needs coffee… but that’s just me.) ; ) I got a special edition Keurig for my birthday this year and I absolutely love it. I do believe it’s my favorite thing in my whole kitchen. It is super simple and there’s no waste because it makes just one cup of coffee (or tea, or cocoa) at a time. This also comes with a box filled with a variety of different coffee pods for you to sample and find your favorite!
And no cook is complete without a beautiful apron! Even if you have no idea what you’re doing in the kitchen, somehow a cute apron makes one seem legit. I know when I put on my favorite pinafore floral apron (thank you grandma!!) I feel like Martha Stewart and have that much more confidence in what I’m making.

And there you go! Everything you need to make your cooking/baking/kitchen experience just wonderful!  Don’t forget that this is a WIN – WIN situation! Even if you don’t win the basket you have still helped us bring our baby home AND you have the opportunity to win another basket next month!:) Giveaway ends April 1st at midnight and I’ll announce the winner on the 2nd.:)

After you donate…… post something about this on twitter, facebook ,or your blog (better yet – all 3!) and we’ll add your name again to the list. Just be sure to leave a comment with the link to your post about it!

If you wish for your name to be put on the list for the basket drawing without donating to our adoption just email me at for how to do that.
If you would like to send a check just email me.

*actual basket not included



Quick rundown of the contents of the basket:

  • pioneer woman cookbook
  • non stick cupcake baking tray
  • silicon whisk
  • silicon spatula
  • colored sugar dispenser
  • cupcake papers and toppers
  • digital color alert kitchen timer
  • dish towels – set of 4
  • grabgreen cleaner in tangerine and lemongrass
  • lime green strainer
  • banana split candle
  • mini sauce dish
  • magnetic notepad and pen
  • Keurig special edition brewer!!!!!
  • envogue floral apron


I have a special goal in mind for this basket. I would love to raise enough to be able to submit our dossier (be officially ready to get matched with our child) — which is about $4,000. We know that this is totally possible but it is going to require lots of prayer and SHARING! So please consider entering. Just a measly $5… but if you can’t swing it will you at least share on your blog or facebook and pray for our funds? Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!


  • Gini - That is such FUN kitchen stuff! :) ReplyCancel

  • Meg - What a fun giveaway! For some reason though, it wouldn’t let me donate… I’ll keep trying though! I did share on FB though! I hope you meet your goal! :) ReplyCancel

    • Lauren - so sorry Meg! Is the button not working for you or is it a paypal issue? I just tried the buttons and they are working for me. Weird. Thank you so much for sharing on facebook!!!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - It’s my first time donating in one of your baskets of love giveaways. I’m praying God will supply every penny of that $4,000!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole J - What an adorable giveaway! I am praying that you guys meet your goal–and I just facebooked about it :) Sharing the love!ReplyCancel

  • Shelby - I donated and posted on my Facebook. What a great basket and an even better cause!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel Robbins - Hey Lauren,
    I donated and shared on facebook! Good luck with this! This sounds amazing! So wish could enter like ten times!ReplyCancel

  • Christie - donated and posted on facebook!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - Just posted about your awesome giveaway on my blog & on FB!! Praying you towards $4000 :-) ReplyCancel

  • shannon - Oh yeah! And I donated too. Stay tuned……I’ll be doing the web design REAL soon :-) ReplyCancel

  • Meg - Lauren, I got the donation to go through–yay! It wasn’t a problem with the button, it was paypal. All solved now though!ReplyCancel

  • Faith « On Life And Ideas - [...] a giveaway to help raise money to bring home her child from Ghana. Check out this awesome giveaway, Cooking Up Some Love over at her blog. Good luck, and spread the word to others! Share this:EmailFacebookTwitterLike [...]ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - What a joy to find you today … adoption and the nations, so entwined in our hearts.

    Such a joy to splash around with you today. I’ve jumped back into the blog pool and will be splashing quite a bit more.


  • Liv Conroy - Donated and shared on facebook :) ReplyCancel

  • Alicia White - Just donated – and shared on FB, Twitter, and my Business page!ReplyCancel

  • Lara - Donated, Facebook’ed! Will add it to tomorrow’s blog post, too.ReplyCancel

  • Jill - Donated and posted on Facebook! Hope your giveaway turns out great!!!ReplyCancel

  • God Knows… » Casper Blog - [...] Will you pray for us? Will you pray that God will provide? And if you feel led or just really really want to you can donate to our adoption and enter a super fun giveaway by clicking here. [...]ReplyCancel

  • Caroline Werner -

    So there you go? I think I did this right? LOL. Posted on my FB wall and highlighted it so hopefully more will come to donate. :) Love ya and praying!ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Miller - This is my favorite basket thus far.
    I’ve donated money, I’ve posted on facebook, and tomorrow this basket giveaway will be featured on my blog.
    - BrookeReplyCancel

  • Christi Ivy - Hi Lauren, I wanted you to know that we are standing with you in prayer for the new little Casper. It has been amazing to see God’s heart for adoption as he provided for us and we know that He will provide for you as well. I also posted on Facebook so others can share in the joy of helping to bring home your little one.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs. Miller - My hubby just posted the giveaway on facebook too! :-D ReplyCancel

  • Best Monday Morning Wake Up EVER! » Casper Blog - [...] forget to enter the giveaway here!!! We’re praying to raise $4,000 by April 1st. We have a little over $3,000 left to make that [...]ReplyCancel

  • Sarah-Anne K. - Dear Lauren,

    I just donated, and posted on facebook and in two moms’ groups that I’m a part of. I’m praying and praising as you lean into God and trust Him with the funds.


  • tara - i tweeted about your giveaway! hoping you are able to reach your goal!!!!/taraprovence/status/182148306355499010ReplyCancel

  • tara - i shared on my fb page too! :]ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Grassmick - I’m gonna share on FB!! Praying that you reach your goal quickly! (I donated through paypal on the personal tab.)ReplyCancel

  • darcee - LAUREN!!!!! OOOOOH I am PRAYING this GIVEAWAY is the BIGGEST success EVER!!!! I have DONATED and posted on FB – I will Twitter and try and blog about it this week!!!!

    LOTS OF LOVE, HUGS and PRAYERS going your way!!!


  • Sherry - Donated and put on twitter.ReplyCancel

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