July 3, 2008

Contest Tip

Little TIP here: the contests at the bottom of the list are newer, and have fewer entries. Better chance of winning!

Another little tip: if you mix sweetened shredded coconut with melted chocolate chips, so that the shredded coconut is fully coated (but still fluffable, not adrift in a sea of chocolate), and then you add butterscotch chips and fluff it up a little, and then you put it in the freezer---well, let's just say you will eat more than you intended to eat.

Also: have you ordered from The Something Store? If so, would you email me (swistle at gmail dot com) and tell me what you got? I'm really trying not to place an order for what would surely be a disappointment (size 4 jeans! a dog toy! a book about physics!).

19 comments:

SLynnRo said...

I just wanted to say that I share your great love of chocolate chips. So there's that....

AndreAnna said...

I never heard of that Store - I have to check it out.

Libby said...

I've TOASTED the coconut first, then just added Hershey's syrup, based on one of the desserts at Outback. (I just skipped the ice cream.) I didn't think of putting it in the freezer, though.

Amelia Sprout said...

Huh. I have never ordered something, but now I want to.

fairydogmother said...

I totally want to order from the Something Store, but I fear ending up with something we have zero use for and thus adding to the clutter around here. And paying for the privilege.

Also, now I'm going to have to resist stopping by the store for shredded coconut at some point today. Although it IS raining this morning, and I believe thunder storms are on the agenda for tonight. Might be a perfect time to toast some coconut and make something delicious!

Christina, Steve, Clara and Elena said...

If I don't win one of these contests, I'm just going to make myself a winner by getting something from the something store - who knew that existed?

On the contest, though. I'm visiting all kinds of new blogs to enter, and am loving it, but am a little afraid I'll miss figuring out if I'm the winner since it's hard to keep track of all these new sites. Any chance people could e-mail you the links to their blogs once they post the winner, and you could do another run down list of links like you did for the contest itself? That way, we can click through and find those posts more easily. Just a thought. Cause you don't have enough to do, you know.

Melissa H said...

Oh fun, a something store. Never heard of that!

Swistle said...

C,S,C&E- Oh, good point. Hm. Must mull. I'll ask bloggers to email winners, and maybe we can have a check-in where bloggers who haven't yet heard from their winners can contact me. ...Can you tell I'm trying to avoid the solution where I have to make a post with over 60 links to blogs followed by over 60 links to winners? Yes.

Liz :) said...

aghhh you kill me! I didn't know about that darn store til this post soooo you got me so curious I ordered something! geesh! So you can wait until I get my something and I'll let you know! :)

Swistle said...

Liz- AAAAAAA! Yay! I can't wait to hear what you got! I am SOOOOO curious too!

Anonymous said...

i've never heard of the something store, but, after looking at the website, i'm totally intrigued. this sounds like the most fun experiment ever...lol!

Kristi P

Becky said...

I would be interested in it for ordering gifts...I never know what to get people anyway...of course I would order something, it would come and be totally inappropriate in some way, and then it would be too late to go buy something else. But still...I want to know how well it works!

leafprobably.com said...

Oh my... I think I need a Something.

And WOW that coconut choc butterscotch thing looks decadent. YUM!

hangel said...

What could I replace the coconut with? Really dislike coconut, but the rest...to die for.

Swistle said...

Hangel- I think a crispy cereal would be good, too, instead of the coconut: Rice Krispies, corn flakes, Special K, anything like that. Mmmmm....I gotta go see what we've got in the cupboard. Wonder if it's still just Shredded Wheat and Cheerios?

Eva said...

I'm not familiar with the something store, but when I was a kid, we used to go to a fair where they would sell "grab bag" items for 25 cents, and we would love buying them for the surprise factor, even if we didn't love the contents.

Maggie said...

I've never heard of the something store -- now I have something else to go and check out!

Also, am I the only person who is a little worried about winning multiple contests? I'm not really a lucky person, but it would be my luck that I would end up winning more than one -- yikes!

LeeAnn said...

Hey Swistle, and emails on The Something Store?? Did you hear is people are buying from there and what they are receieving?

Swistle said...

LeeAnn- I haven't heard anything yet. I guess I'm just going to have to order something myself! *fake sad expression*