Sunday, October 24, 2010

Got Cappuccino? A Giveaway!

A month ago, my coffee maker died....So, I thought I would get a new one.  But I wanted an upgrade.  I love Cappuccino, Espresso and Lattes.  So I looked for a machine that would make coffee and Espresso combined.

We found one.  Bought it. Brought it home only to find out that the coffee side quit working after two days.  Though the espresso side worked fine. We returned it to the store.

We looked around for another combo and couldn't find one in our area.  So we bought a normal coffee maker.  We also bought a separate espresso machine.  And I am happy to say, that I love both of the machines.

In the meantime, I had entered a HGTV House Hunters contest online.  And guess what?  I won something!!!!





I won a combination Espresso machine and coffee maker.  It was delivered last week. 

Now since I already have a brand new espresso machine and a brand new coffee maker, I want to pay it forward....

I want to pass this brand new, never been open machine on to one of you!  Plus, the frother carafe that came with it.  Here is a picture I found online of one outside the box.


According to HGTV, this is a $155.00 value.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post for one chance to win.  It is as simple at that.  Only one comment per person please.  Let everyone have a chance.

This contest will end on November 22 November 4th.  Winner announced Nov 5th.  It is my birthday present to you.

giveaway has ended.  winner will be announced Friday Nov 5th.  thank you for entering.
Welcome Home,
Penny

143 comments:

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Gosh how sweet of you to pay-it-forward! Congrats on your HGTV win too. :)

Pondside said...

What a very nice idea! I like the concept of paying it forward!

Vee said...

Goodness, Penny, that's an amazing pay-it-forward. I can't help but wish that it had come just a bit sooner. Thanks so much for the opportunity!

(My daughter's hats from Anthropologie will be arriving tomorrow. We have a date for picture taking or, at least, that's my understanding.)

Courtney said...

WOW!!!!!!! That's incredible! I love how life works when you get to pay it forward! That's awesome!!! (and I LOVE your blog too!!!!)

Joyce A Gray said...

It is very sweet for you to pay it forward. That is what I love about blogging, I have met the nicest people. Hope you enjoy your new coffee / esspresso makers. Coffee is my thing.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

You know, I told Kim that I want to be you and her when I grow up, and now that you have professed your love for things brewed, I know that it is certain! I would like to be entered in your drawing please. I love giveaways, but oh sweet heaven above, this machine is divine!

mudpies and marigolds said...

How amazingly generous of you to pass this machine along to someone else! Whoever wins it is very lucky.
-Aaron

sonya said...

Oh Penny,
How wonderful! That is a great idea to pay it forward. I would love to win the coffee/expresso machine! I love to drink both so it would be great to have a combo!
Thank you for sharing your blessing!
Sonya

Douglas E Welch said...

We have a similar, lower-end Krups maker ourselves that we cannot kill. That said, I would love to replace it before it dies unexpectedly. (SMILE)

Thanks for the giveaway!

WendyBee said...

Ooooo, yummy! You know....if *I* win, you could send it to me as a birthday present--my birthday is on 11/27 (hint, hint).

Cori said...

I would love to win the combo machine. My coffee maker is on it's last legs and I have always wanted a machine to make espressos and such. Love seeing pictures of your home. It seems so welcoming and I can see why. Because you are a generous and welcoming person. Thanks for the opportunity!

Donnie said...

Hi Penny. As you can see we made it to Florida and are finally settled in. I brought too much stuff but Don was very patient with me....lol...I still think I need a new coffee maker for down here too. That's a great giveaway,

MoeWest said...

It is very generous of you to pay it forward. I would love to enter your giveaway. I love lattes!

Stephanie Gentry said...

Ohmygoodness! I've been dreaming of just such a machine! Count me in, please. And, thank you so much for passing on this good fortune!!!

Terra said...

That is ever so sweet of you, or should I say "perky", to offer this prize, and please enter me.

Mary said...

I have one so would love for someone else to win and enjoy some good coffee. Such a generous gift. Just wanted to say that you are such a kind friend and do lovely things for people Penny.

I planted bulbs and pansies today while Bob watered the grass seed - garden starting to look good again after all the 'haircuts' prior to painting the house. Even have fresh new Peace roses blooming, they are so pretty in the Autumn sunshine.

Enjoy the upcoming week dear.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet of you to give something away for your birthday! I would be THRILLED to win! What fun! Thanks girlfriend! I hope you have something special planned for your birthday! ♥

Miss Jean said...

Oh, I would love to win!!!! I would pay it forward to my daughter. She would just love having one!!!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

That's just so like YOU! A giver, all the way, sweet and always thinking of others. You are a gem, Penny. xoxo Lidy

Haden News said...

Penny, love your idea of paying it forward!! I would love to win, thanks for the chance!!!

Painting 4 Him said...

Okay, so seriously I have to be the most serious coffee drinker you may ever meet. I love coffee, any kind, temp, you name it. This would be the most amazing gift ever to me. Thank you for thinking about paying it forward. That is incredibly sweet of you. I have to say, I hope I win this. It truly would make my day!

Vanessa said...

Hi Penny! I have one of these already so don't enter me but I think it is so great that you are doing this giveaway! :-)
vanessa

Sarah said...

Penny, what a thoughtful thing to do. We already have a wonderful expresso machine, so don't enter me. Someone is going to really enjoy this! The Krups is a great machine. ~ Sarah

Grace on the Narrow Path said...

What a generous soul you are!!! Please enter me in !!! I would flip out if I won anything as nice as this. Happy almost birthday, my birthday is next month too.
Blessings,
Bren

pam said...

I have no idea how I found your site but how fun of you to share a prize. Our oldest daughters birthday is also the 22nd. I scrolled down a few posts and saw something about Quiche recipes. That is one of those "simple" things like grilled cheese and pancakes that I can not make. I will have to go check out your recipes. I can make a lot of exotic things but some of the simple things drive me batty.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

How exciting! What a wonderful giveaway!!! Thanks for sharing. And how nice to give a gift on your birthday. Love & blessings from NC!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Penny,
I'd love to give it a try. We use the mokas, plain & simple but I'd love to give something higher tech a try too.
~Tracie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Penny,
You are such a sweet-pie...
What a great gift..
Please drop my name into the hat.
So thoughtful you are..
Have a wonderful day, Hugs~Elizabeth

The Odd Bird said...

Oh my gosh, how super sweet you are to give this away. I would love to win it, I need a new one so bad. Love your blog. I am a happy, faithful follower.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Well Penny thats one thing I don't have! Please enter me in your giveaway!! Then come over and enter mine for a copy of the French Inspired Home..but you may have said you already got it (right?) so if you did, you could have one more thing to pay forward! lol

ChRiS said...

welll aren't you the lucky woman and in return aren't we the lucky followers...congrats to you! enjoy your blog and thxs for a chance

Debbie said...

WOW this is fantastic! And so nice of you to let me know, very kind. I love love love coffee, so this would be divine. In fact my keurig maker has been acting up lately. Please enter my name Penny, I would love a chance. Debbie

The Rocky Creek Scotties said...

I would love to win this - my hubby is a coffee aficionado and also has a November birthday - this would be perfect for him. Thanks for the chance.

see you there! said...

This certainly appeals to my little ol' coffee lovin' heart. We currently use a Mellita drip system and have been saying we are going to go "electric".

What a great give away.

Darla

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Penny,
Your angels must have gotten together to fill your heart's desire...only you beat them to it!

Thanks for including me in your giveaway.

Happy Monday. Karen

Sue said...

Penny, You are a generous soul to be offering this as a give-away prize!! Please throw my name in the hat. We have B-days four days apart- I'm on the 26th. Learning to make what I call "frou frou" coffee would be fun! ~ Sue

Just About Home said...

How lucky you are to win that, I enter contests all the time and never win anything!!

bj said...

Oh, my...you are the lucky one. I can't believe you won and now are passing it along. Very sweet of you, Penny.

Wishing you a wonderful birthday....have you noticed that the older we get, the faster the birthdays come ?? :)))

Please do add my name to the hat for this most generous giveaway.
How nice the machine looks.
xo bj

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hi Penny,
Oh So nice to see you and thank you for your sweet comment and visit.
WOW!! what a wonderful giveaway for your Birthday. I would love to enter. Congrats on your HGTV win.

So enjoyed catching up with you this morning. Have a great week.

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh my goodness...that is so funny! Isn't it amazing how things like that happen. It is really great of you to "pay it forward"! ~Hugs,Patti

Pat said...

Penny this is such a wonderful giveaway. Please sign me up!

Pamela said...

What a lovely PayItForward Penny! I know I would love the cappa side and when my MIL comes to town she would love the coffee side!:)

shelia said...

Penny that is so nice of you! It would make a great birthday present for me - mine is Nov 12! Please sign me up. Thanks.Shelia

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I didn't know that HGTV had give away's like this! What a lovely way to pay it forward and congratulations on the win in the first place.

Christine Trebendis said...

What a great giveaway Penny. I would love to win this. Thank you so much.
Happy Birthday!!

jsimplylive said...

That is so nice of you Penny! I didn't even know you can enter giveaways at HGTV. Awesome! Angie

Jeanne said...

Good morning Penny, My company just left for Florida a few minutes ago. I so want to take a nap. HA! We have had 40 people here on and off since last Weds. from the camera club. It has been wild and loads of fun. There have been times when both decks have been completely filled with tripods and cameras. This week was a hugs camera club photo op success. I am thankful for time to myself this morning.

Your coffee pot search is a riot. Then winning a gorgeous one that does it all is Murphy's law I guess. Lucky us because I would be thrilled to win that lovely gift. I'm in!!!

Have a wonderful day.
Love, Jeanne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a wonderful surprise winning for you and now a wonderful surprise for a future lucky winner! I have not had a cappuchino maker for years as the one I had broke so I'd be thrilled to win this nice combo.
My daughter's birthday is close to yours in date, Penny. She was always thrilled that we celebrated it on Thanksgiving Day every year as it felt so extra special :)

Snappy Di said...

Yikes... lots of competition here I see. Please toss my hat into the contest, Penny. This is an item I have always wanted to try.

Congratulation on winning an HGTV prize!!

Di

Rosann said...

Penney, what a great giveaway. Thanks for a chance to win.

Deputy's Wife said...

How nice of you to pay it forward! I was thinking about getting my husband this for Christmas. He would love it!

Barbara said...

How amazingly generous of you to pass this machine along to someone else!!! Thanks for the chance!

ricettebarbare at gmail dot com

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

How great to win something and then do something even better by paying it forward.
I'd love to be entered. Thank you!

Trudy Smith said...

You are so generous! Love your blog & would love a chance to win the coffee/expresso machine. Thanks.

Trudy

Kathleen said...

Penny, that is a lovely give away! Very generous of you!
I would love to have one!

Kerrie said...

That is so neat! What are the chances of you winning one after buying them-ha! That's great! Hugs, K

Mom2anutball said...

That's awesome that you won!! Thank you for paying it forward, how nice!

Thanks for the chance!!
fineinsanity {at} live {dot} com

*Ulrike* said...

Isn't that the way it works? I went to an antique festival yesterday, and we saw an old man that we had bought from before. He asked me if I liked a piece of pottery that he was showing me, and of course I did so he gave it to me! He told us that it is always nice to do something for others, and even nicer for others to pass it on. You are just one of those people! I'm not a coffee drinker, but hubby is one.
Glad you are enjoying that honey!
Take Care,
Ulrike

Trisha said...

Great idea to "give"..we are blessed to be a blessing.

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

Thanks for paying it forward. And Happy birthday a little early. Would love to win this.

joshandcaronchodrow said...

Wow, congrats on your winnings! I'd love to enter your contest! Love reading your blog!

sharonavinger said...

How kind of you to do this! Please enter my name in the giveaway.

Janae @ Somewhat Couture said...

You are so lucky! Do you use the espresso maker you have? I always wonder if people really use them everyday! :) I am visiting from remodelaholic!

Karen said...

Isnt' that the way things work sometimes! How nice of you to offer this to someone else. Thank you for the opportunity!

Dena said...

What a thoughtful idea Penny, and so very sweet of you! Since I have an espresso machine, I think it only fair that I not jump in to the drawing but best of luck to everyone! This is a lovely machine!!!!

Hugs,
Dena

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Penny, how sweet of you. I sure could use one of those especially when my Italian dil visits.

Donna said...

What a fabulous giveaway, Penny! How sweet of you.

Hugs,
Donna

The Going Blog said...

I love coffee in the morning. Happy Birthday a bit early :-)

Gardenesque said...

Generous you!

JC said...

What a great gesture, good karma would be with you.
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

Brenda Leyland said...

Isn't that a wonderful linking of need and need fulfilled!

Enjoy............... will you take pics as you sip your first cup?

Kathleen Grace said...

How ironic to win one when a. you needed it, and b. you already bought one! Generous of you to share your good fortune:>) You're a sweetie!

Love Where You LIve said...

Isn't that the way luck sometimes happens.... So very nice of you, Penny, to share your upcoming birthday with the rest of us. Thanks for doing it! -susan

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Hi Penny! Thanks for your comment! This is a pretty cool giveaway, I came by to enter... :) it would look awesome in my new kitchen ;) here's the e-mail I received from my hubby....
" I noticed on your blog comments, Penny is having a giveaway for a coffee maker. TELL ME YOU ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!" :)

Eve said...

Wow! I can't believe you are giving this away! Thank you! Please enter me to win!!

shopgurl101@gmail.com

Scribbler said...

This is a pretty snazzy coffeemaker! So nice of you to pass it along to someone else. I would hope that someone might be me!

arkie said...

Happy Birthday to you! What a sweet way to celebrate!

TinaTx said...

Congrats on your win - too bad it didn't come just a bit sooner, but how sweet of you to pay it forward!

Hattie said...

Penny, How sweet and generous of you! A grand giveaway. I would love it, should I be so lucky to win!

Kristen said...

What a generous idea...I want to pass it along to someone too, as I rarely drink coffee, but my best friend really needs a new coffee maker and would love to have this!

couponboss at gmail dot com

rozetta said...

Thank you for being so generous!

~elaine~

Jojo said...

That is a lucky win for you!!! Congratulations!

Naturegirl said...

Penny Congrats to you!
Those are wonderful coffee makers!
Here's hoping!You are so generous!
hugs Anna

Penny said...

Thanks for sharing Penny. What a nice thing to do. Will be in touch soon. Been crazy around here.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

What a GREAT give away and what a sweetheart you are to do it!!! I would so LOVE to win this as I am in desperate need of one!!! My son would thank you too! He and I are the coffee drinkers at our house!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Delaine Gabriel said...

Penney, My husband and I visit Balsam Mountain Inn a couple of times a year and went on the train in May for my husbands birthday one year. It was so nice seeing some of the scenery again. How did you like the train museum at the end? I have never won anything, so wish me luck!!

Karen said...

Penny, I was enjoying reading your past posts when I noticed your giveaway for the Espresso machine. How sweet of you to pay it forward.

We have been talking about riding the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad so I was happy to see someone write about their experience it. We live in North Georgia and would like to take our grandchildren to either that railroad or the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway.

Thank you for your wonderful blog.
Peace,
Karen

Mel said...

Wow, how very generous of you. I have 3 Krups items in my kitchen and this would be a welcomed addition..I'm a newbie to your blog..but I will be coming back often, great stuff!

Carey said...

What a wonderful prize. Your so generous.

suzanne said...

Thanks for sharing this! It would be a perfect Christmas gift for my daughter!

Debbie Kay said...

Wow Penny, so sweet of you to share your winnings.......

Would love to win.

Debbie Kay

Knitwit said...

How sweet of you! I found you by following a few links. Love your mosaics!

Canadian Chickadee said...

wow! Penny, what a terrific idea! There are about a gazillion names in front of me, but I thought I might as well leave a comment anyway.

Your leaf peeping train ride sounds like fun.

Canadian Chickadee

Ruth said...

I can picture this sitting on my counter.Thank you for the unselfish offer.
I love your blog.

dobco said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...maybe I will have luck this time!

debi said...

I love trains so I really enjoyed that share of yours!!

How blessed are we to not only enjoy your beautiful blog and view your many talents....but a heart felt give away?

It's refreshing to know there are still people in the world that enjoy brightening an others day.

Hugs!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

What a great giveaway, Penny :)

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Penny, Oh wow what a generous giveaway. Oh how I would love that. As I get older coffee is just one of those things I really love and good coffee. Oh I bet that coffee maker makes the best. Thank you for the opportunity to win, love to visit your beautiful blog, love seeing your beautiful home. Have a wonderful week. Terri

pat said...

well nov 20th is my Birthday, I have never won a thing in my life...so pick me, me , me!!!!!

J.C. said...

You are so sweet to do this! What a caring soul you have!

Love and Blessings,
Johanna

Blondie's Journal said...

This is the most generous giveaway I have ever entered! What a sweetheart you are!

XO,
Jane

Desires of the Heart said...

Hi Penney,

Love your blog and your soooo pretty house!! WOW!! what a great giveaway. I would love to have my name in the pot for a chance. Love the beautiful blue and white plates!!!! I love blue and white!! Blue willow has been my everyday plate for 40 plus years and I suppose always will be. Have a great day and thanks for the giveaway opporunity!!

Janet said...

Hmmm....wouldn't that be fun for the holidays? I would love to win it and surprise all my guests with some customized coffee creations.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

We adore espresso at dinner parties. That machine looks marvelous. I would be thrilled to be the winner.

A little fun hint for espresso....sometimes I put a pinch of sugar and a pinch of anise seeds in the grounds. It makes the most divine espresso. Funny, I got this tip visiting with an Italian lady standing in line at the grocery store a long time ago. Worth every minute for the wait to check out.
Hugs,
Sam

Jane said...

Oh, I would love to win this. Thanks for sharing, Penny!

Cheryl said...

What a super nice gift! Very sweet and kind of you. It would be nice to actually have good lattes for my family!

Sharing Shadymont said...

What wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity!

Judi said...

Hi Penny
OHHH I love those.
Please enter my name and oh good luck to me!
Thank you for a great Giveaway chance.
Judi

Vivian said...

It would be great to win this machine. How generous of you.

carol said...

Aw...that's so nice of you !
I would love to have that machine for MY birthday...we're almost birthday twins...mine's Nov 19th !
Love your blog...so much fun!

Amna said...

Very nice of you!! I would love to win since my espresso machine just broke. Thanks for the chance! :D

Catherine Holman said...

Penny,
How sweet of you to pay it forward! I would love a chance to win this great espresso maker!
Hugs,
Cathie

Brenda Turner said...

November 22 is my anniversary! i would love to win this, I am a coffee hound.
Brenda Turner

Roxanna said...

Thanks for paying it forward & giving us the opportunity to win the expresso machine. What a great giveaway.

Roxanna Morgan
roxemor@aol.com

Every Day Blessings said...

What a sweet idea to pay it forward. I would love that coffee maker and would enjoy it every day! blessings

Rosie said...

What a great giveaway. My sister has one similar to this and I know it makes a great cup of coffee. I would love to enter.

Teresa said...

How perfect! I have been looking at getting myself an espresso maker recently, and can't seem to decide which one! I would love to win this one and start making my coffee treats at home!

GmaCarolyn said...

Penny - what a sweet thing to do. I really like the pay it forward concept. Please enter me in the drawing. Love your blog.
Carolyn
hcselley@triad.rr.com

Karen said...

wow! What a super give-away. Yes, please enter me for the give-away. I would love to enjoy a cup of expresso with the cooler weather coming our way.

Pam said...

Oh Penny, I love your blogspot. I found you through Kim from Savvysouthernstyle. I love Lavendar Hill. I previously lived in NC (Winston Salem) and truly miss it (now in Maryland) my twin girls couldnt wait to get back and they are in college at High Point University. We are planning a Thanksgiving weekend in Asheville and we are so excited! I would love to win that cappacino maker. I have always wanted one but with three children there have always been other things I have needed to buy. I am so glad that I found this blog.

Cori said...

oh, please pick me! I would love it!

April said...

Hi Penny!
I would love to be entered in your giveaway! WOW! What a prize! Thanks for the opportunity!

Beth said...

That's a great prize! My daughter just put an espresso maker on her Christmas list! How nice would that be??? =)

Peggy said...

Fantastic giveaway! Thanks. Please count me in. Peggy from PA

Bella said...

Oh, count me in! What a wonderful giveaway!

kimberly said...

Yummy!! love my coffee drinks!! wonderful giveaway for the winter season! wouldn't it be great to watch snow falling while drinking a warm cup of coffee!!!???? I love it! :0)

Julie said...

What a sweet heart u are to offer this as a prize-Happy Birthday :)
thanks for the giveaway
aunteegem@yahoo.com

Rose Haven said...

Oh...that is so kind of you Penny!! I'd LOVE to win it!! Thanks! :-)

All That Glitters said...

That is really nice of you Miss Penny!!! I've never had a fancy coffee machine before! Starbucks might be jealous!!! lol!!!!

Love ya!
Jennifer

Suzann said...

Hello Penny
Congrats on winning such a wonderful gift!!!

Please enter me I would LoVE IT!!!!
Thank you!
Suzann

Pat said...

I just discovered your blog...what a treat! Put my name in for the pay it forward coffee machine please!
Now I must go and "back read" your posts!!

suburban prep said...

What a lucky girl you are. Congrats on your win.
I would love to be included.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

RaeofSunshine said...

How wonderful! Thanks for paying it forward!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Penny, How sweet to pass your win on to one of us! I would love to be entered in the giveaway.
Hugs, Sherry

SolDucky said...

That is so generous of you! Thank you for the chance.

CHERI said...

What a wonderful giveaway...I've been wanting one of these for ages. I just found your blog and you are offering a giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Sue Anne said...

Last minute entries are the luckiest. Thanks for your generosity.

Susy said...

Well I scrolled thru the list and it doesn't look like Ive already commented. If I did, so sorry ~ blame it on age or not enough coffee. Which the coffee maker can fix. I get younger when I drink coffee (: Ha!

Thirkellgirl said...

I can't believe what a struggle it's been lately to get a decent cup of coffee in my own kitchen. Our old Mr. Coffee died, and I replaced it with another cheapo coffee maker, and I think we don't lose as much steam in the brewing as we used to because we just cannot get it right anymore! I would love an espresso maker! One shot, straight down the hatch, and done! :)

LW said...

I was almost late for this important date…
Some would like their party to be of tea, but for me it would be the fancy coffee machine.

Louise

FarmHouse Style said...

Oh, I am so glad I did not miss out on the opportunity to enter. You are very generous to off such a wonderful prize.

Rhonda

Sandi McBride said...

Got back just in the nick of time, Penny!!! Almost missed it, so glad I didn't! Having to play catch up on everything as usual!!! I'll bet you get snow this weekend, just a feeling!!!
Be prepared!
hugs
Sandi

Kathy :) said...

Pls pick me...Penny this is an awesome giveaway...

Kathy :)
Jokaj@comcast.net