Tuesday, July 24, 2007

From My Hometown To Yours...

This Contest Has Ended. Comments are closed.
As part of Shannon's Dog Days of Summer and in honor of my hometown of Albany,Georgia I would like to offer a free gift to a lucky reader out there!

One lucky reader will win a copy of Paula Deen's latest cookbook, Paula Deen Celebrates and a Ray Charles Greatest Hits CD.


The late, great Ray Charles was from Albany, Georgia. This CD has some of his greatest classics including "Georgia On My Mind."


Although she now lives in Savannah, Paul Deen grew up in Albany. You can read a lot about Albany and Paula's childhood in this cookbook!

Here are the guidelines:

1. Anyone can enter to win.

2. You don't have to be a blogger to enter. However, you will have to register (blogger should give you instructions) to leave a comment on this blog.

If you have problems, simply email me at the email address in my profile.
Please be patient. I publish each comment separately via email alerts from blogger. So if you don't see your comment pop up immediately, it is because I haven't had time to read and publish it. I will be vigilant in reading and posting comments in time for the deadline.

3. International readers are welcome to play along!

4. This post will be closed for comments on Friday, July 27 @ 8:00 PM, Central Time.

5. I will randomly draw one person and post the winner some time Friday night.

Good luck and visit Shannon here for more chances to win!

144 comments:

MommaBlogger said...

I would love to win these!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

I am not Southern, but I do love both Paula Deen and Ray Charles!

Please enter me into your contest! I appreciate it!

Amy Grant said...

I am southern and I love me some Paula Deen!! Please enter me in the contest!!! Thanks ma'am!

Jill S said...

ME!!! ME!!! PICK ME!!!!

Jenn said...

I would love these! Please enter me in!

www.fullofboys.wordpress.com

Dawn said...

I am so pitifully behind on blogging, I don't know what's up with anyone. On the other hand, I'm designing like a mad woman. :-)

I already have that CD (surprised, aren't you?), but not the book.

It's amazing how fast these contests take off. I just posted one for Love-Me-Knots, too, on the blog. It took 2 whole minutes to start receiving comments!

Susanne said...

Now that is a great Southern prize from a Southern lady. I'd love to win!

Scratchin' the Surface said...

Oh my goodness, would I love to win these. Please add my name!

~Nancy~ said...

I am from Arkansas.....YAY South! :-)

I'm in!
Many thanks!
Be sure to enter mine for "Simple Abundance"!

justabeachkat said...

Now ya'll....I want to win. I'm a true southern peach orginally from Columbus, Georgia. I love Paula and I loved Charles. I sure hope to win.

Hugs!
Kat

Tammy said...

Hey Melanie...of course I want to enter!
I am a southern wanna-be, so these are great. (Now I have that song, Georgia, playing in my head...)

Roxanne said...

Here I am. :)

Mrs. L said...

Found you in Shannon's comments, thanks for sharing these lovelies - very generous of you!

ForUsThreeGirls said...

I could really stand to have at least one Paula Deen cookbook in my collection...not sure that anything she has will work on my new diet but enter me anyway!

thanks!!

Sheila said...

Count me in!

Barb said...

First of all, I love the title of the previous post and of course I've read the posts you linked to because I follow both of those great southern laides. :-)

Second, oh.my.word. I would love to have either of these giveaways. Both are wonderful.

So please count me in. So cool that both of these great people are from Albany. And I see my sister Bev (Scratchin the Surface) entered. If I win, I promise to share with her. LOL

Rosie said...

Please enter me into your contest!
Thankyou!

BethsBountifulblessing said...

Hey,

I live about 45 minutes from Albany and don't have that cookbook or the cd! I would love to be entered!

Lori said...

I adore Paula Deen! I recently had a post about her on my blog. :o) Thank you, auntlori@comcast.net

Jessica said...

I LOVE Paula! She has realistic recipes that everyone will love! You might clog a few arteries by eating her food, but hey.... it is good!

Count me in!

mandy said...

OH FUN!!! sign me up!
and did I see Albany....?
isn't that pronounced: Awl'-bin''-ee
:)

Karen C. said...

Oooh Ray Charles! Awesome. Just the kind of thing I would LOVE to own but wouldn't go off to buy on my own.

Will go well on those nights I crank up the Billie Holliday!

Thanks! kcecilio @ ureach dotcom

Terri Sue said...

I love both! Paula Dean is a hoot

Angela said...

count me in!

ValleyGirl said...

Oooo, sign me up for a piece of Georgia!!!

Natalie Marie said...

count me in please!

Linda said...

How did I miss getting my name on here? Please add me!

Amanda said...

Let's see....free Paula....count me in!!!

{Karla} said...

i may be the only one on planet earth who has not tried a Paula Dean recipe... so please enter me.

Blessings,
Karla
(ps - have you entered my giveaway for Mommy Cards??? Do so, when you get a break from all of the giggling and squealing ;0)

Sheena said...

Lovely prizes! I'm so glad I stopped by. I'd love to enter!

dbz said...

Oh man, I would love both of these! Count me in! http://beckbeck.wordpress.com

EPM said...

oh! we're in TN and we'd love it!!!!

Amber said...

Paula Deen is my favorite cook out there. Please include me in the drawing!

Stitchblade Etsy said...

Great prize, enter us please.

Debbee said...

Fun! Add me to the list.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

What a great giveaway.

Paula Deen rocks!!!

Kelli in the Mirror said...

I need new ways to use some butter! Sign me up! :)

Amy said...

I'd love this - please enter me!

I hope you'll come by and enter mine.

Thanks!

Jada said...

Count me in, please! My mom would love the Paula Deen book!

~Jada

Boomeyers said...

Thank you for the chance to win!

boo_meyers@yahoo.com

JLP said...

Great prizes...thanks!

GiBee said...

OOOOHHHH!! I love me some Paula Deen!!! Pelase include me in your drawing!

Renee said...

I would love to Win I love to cook and music is just a given!

Renee

Krissy said...

Great giveaway! I have yet to own a Paula cookbook and would love one!

Laura Williams said...

Please enter me into your drawing. Thank you!

Come check out my blog for a FREEBIE that everyone that comments will receive.

http://laurawilliamsmusings.blogspot.com/2007/07/carnival-time-giveaway.html

Grace said...

What fun prizes! Please include me in the drawing! :)

Jada said...

Count me in please! My mom would love the Paula Deen book!

~Jada

Diann said...

I just saw Paula a couple of months ago in Mobile, AL. She was great! I don't have that particular Paula cookbook and would love it! Thanks so much for doing this!

bethany said...

Count me in! Thanks!

Chris said...

Count me in... Would be a great gift for my wife!

Check out my giveaway here

underthewillow said...

I LOVE it! I'm in!

http://hidingunderthewillow.blogspot.com
or annedering at yahoo dot com

April said...

we'd love this!

April said...

we would love these!

ChupieandJ'smama said...

I would love win either of these!! Please enter me in your contest. Thanks for the fun give a ways. I love the look of your blog :)

Jean said...

I love Paula and I love Ray what a great combination.

Natalie said...

count me in!

Happy Momma said...

Oh I love PD!!! I love her Apple Crumb Apple Pie we make it like once a week around here! She makes you feel like you are always welcome in her kitchen!

Lori @ The Simple Life at Home said...

Oh, my! If you check my blog, you'll see I'm a little bit of a Paula Deen fan!! And I love Ray Charles! Count me in!!

Betsy said...

I want that cookbook!

Ginny said...

Enter me please!

Karla said...

Paula Deen!!! YAY!!! Love her recipes. Please count me in for this.

Karen said...

I have heard so much about Paula Deen, but have yet to try her recipes. Maybe it's about time!

Charlotte said...

I would love to win these! I love Paula Deen and making or attempting to make some of the things she makes. Ymmmm...making me hungry!

lifeasamama said...

what fun! i love paula deen...

His Singer said...

Oh, HONEY!!!

You have no IDEA how much I would enjoy this! I've been doing the Paula Deen Dreaming lately.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Love Paula Deen and my son likes Ray Charles!
:)

Tricia said...

Count me in. Love me some Paula and Ray. I'm from good ole' GA. Stop by I have 2 drawings.

anodyne said...

I love cookbooks! And good music, too.. what a great giveaway. Please include me! :)

Cindy Vernon said...

My husband loves both so I hope you pick me!

~Radine!~ for UnreportedNews.Net said...

Southern Recipes and super Blues! What a great combo for the Giveaway!

Liz said...

Paula Dean is a hoot!

SeekingHim! said...

I wasn't born in the south but I got here as soon as I could! My husband and I moved to Texas this past March. We plan on raising our boys here and we absolutly love it!


I would love to be entered into your contest. I love Paula Deen (and butter);D

Thanks!
Suzi

sherijberi said...

My daughter loves food tv...she's four. She'd love the book!

Kiy said...

Oh gosh, Paula Deen ... she's my hero, I adore her! Please, sign me up for your drawing. :)

Diana said...

Love it!! Count me in!

Lissete said...

Great prizes! Count me in please.

deb said...

Yes! Would love to win the Paula Deen cookbook! Great prizes!

Tater and Tot said...

Oooooh - I would love to win this!! What a great prize!

Thanks!

crafty carolinagirl said...

Both gifts are great. Please enter me in your drawing.

Doll said...

count me in

Sheila said...

Great prizes!

Hind's Feet said...

Oh my, Paula Deen. Who doesn't just thoroughly enjoy her food, her show and her incredible accent?!
Blessings, Kim

Jennifer said...

I dont barely know who she is, so I;d love to win it and try a recipe!

PEA said...

I love trying out new recipes and I love Ray Charles...what could be a better combination! hehe Please add my name to your draw:-) Thank You!! xo

Titus 2 Heart said...

Thanks for the chance to win this!!

Mari said...

Wow - I love Paula Deen and Ray Charles. Please enter me!

tegdirb92 said...

wow, that is a wonderful giveaway!! Please enter my name. Thank you for this opportunity!!

FENICLE said...

LOVE IT!!! Please count me in!

Jenny said...

I love theme gift packs and how unique is yours! I would love the CD so please enter me in your drawing.

Jenny

Nichole said...

Wonderful! Love Paula! Please include me!

Big Mama said...

Oh, you know I've got to sign up for a chance to win something that includes Paula and Ray.

Jen and family said...

I would love to enter this contest

Jen at http://jenz.wordpress.com/

A Dusty Frame said...

I'd be delighted to win.
I haven't been able to try any of Paula's recipes, but I enjoy her show:)

Thanks
Lizzie

Jen said...

great combo! please enter me in the drawing!

willblogforshoes said...

Oh heck yeah!
Sign me up!

I didn't realize Albany was your hometown... I have close family in Leary (well kind of... they're in the boondocks!)

Overwhelmed! said...

Please enter me in your giveaway!

If you haven’t already, please stop by and enter my free earring giveaway.

Janelle said...

Perfect!

Sara said...

I love Paula!!!

Trista said...

I tell everyone Paual is my adopted Grandma! I love her!!!! I'm in!

Spam said...

This looks great! Please add me to your list. My e-mail address is myspamfoil@gmail.com.

Tammy and Parker said...

Oh......dare I dream? Please enter us!

Madame Rubies said...

I'm in!

heathertruett@gmail.com

ellinghouse said...

amazing gift....please count me in!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE Paula Dean. This is a great gift. Please enter me.

Loni said...

What a great combo! Please include me and thanks for sharing!

http://www.lonic.blogspot.com

pinkmommy said...

My BFF is a Paula Deen groupie! I would love to win for her!

Jessica said...

Thanks for including me!

Janne said...

Count me in, please!

And feel free to stop by my blog and enter to win free Scripture!

Blessings
Janne

Lucy said...

Sounds yummy. Thanks.

lucycontest at gmail dot com

Elizabeth F. said...

Enter me please!

Karen said...

Paula rocks! Please count me in:)

Jenny said...

Gotta love Paula!!!!!!! Enter me!

Tara Sloan said...

I am giddy! I LOVE Paula!!!! She's the QUEEN of southern cuisine YA'LL!!!! Please enter me!

peppylady said...

I'd be honor to get these prizes.

Please put me in the drawing.

I'm #233

Theresa said...

I'm in! C'mon over and sign up for mine ($10 Target gift card) if you get the chance. :o) By the way, I've bookmarked your site for future investigation! LOL

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Enter me please. I'm southern too! All the way from Texaas! I LOVE your blog. The picture at the top is the coolest..how did you do that? I will bookmark you and come back for more posts. I love finding new bloggers.

Thanks!
Dana
sunshinedaily4me@cableone.net

Deena said...

Sign me up!

thedeena63@hotmail.com

KT said...

Count me in! What a great gift! Thank you

Miranda said...

So Sweet, Please count me in!!

cre82learn said...

I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Paula Deen, Please pick me, please, please.

Romie said...

A cook book - just what I need. Count me in :)

Lori - Queen of Dirty Laundry said...

Okay, this is now officially my favorite prize. LOVE PAULA DEEN!

Thanks for the generous giveaway!

Chappyswife said...

OOHHH~ I'd love to enter!

Linda SS said...

What generous blog prizes:) Please enter me!

LivingforGod said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. Thanks and God bless!

Wendy said...

I love cooking and I love cooking to good music! Please enter me in, and thanks!

Barb said...

I would love to be entered.

Barb J.
http://www.homesteadblogger.com/findingcontentment/

Andrea said...

Sounds great - count me in please!

margalit said...

I collect cookbooks.

What a great and generous giveaway. Count me in! Pick me, pick me!

dixie said...

Count me in. Thanks.

Kristiem10 said...

I really love Paula Deen. And her quote, "Honey, I'm your cook, not your doctor" as she adds another stick of butter to her recipe...

Sarafu said...

I Love Paula Deen, Sign me up!

Minnesota Momma said...

What great items! Thank you!

Please enter me.

Kim

Kim said...

Count me in! What a wonderful giveaway!

Great blog…I’m bookmarking it so that I can come back later. ;)

If you haven’t already checked mine out…Come on over.

Stephanie said...

I'll be celebrating right along with Paula if I win! :) Thanks for this great giveaway!

~Deidra~ said...

Awesome prize...please enter me.

Thanks!

Dawn said...

Both of those sound really good.

Doreen said...

Wow, very cool!! My Mom would LOVE the Paula Deen book!

Nicki said...

I've been lurking on your blog for a few months now, so I guess this is probably very rude of me to post my first comment...only when there is a chance that I may win something in return! My momma raised me with better manners than this, honestly.

So, I guess this is a comment to enter myself into your wonderful little contest. (Oh, how I would love me some Paula Deen fixins'!) It's also to let you know that I enjoy reading your posts and they often leave me chuckling or getting misty eyed.

Happy Friday to you!

Nicki

Jennifer said...

Oh please squeeze me into your giveaway! I missed yours somehow, and being a Georgia girl, I really NEED this! ;o) Thank you!

Keltybug said...

Paula Deen my IDOL I strive to be like her one day. I would love to win. Yes maam this it perfect.

My babies are going to Greenville this weekend with my parents they have a weekend house there you know for huntin and stuff.

I love your writing I am glad I found your blog!

Janelle said...

Perfect, thank you.

Overwhelmed! said...

Please enter me in for your giveaways!

Thanks so much!

Ashley said...

Pleae enter me into the drawing. Southern here and proud of it!