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Go Ahead Make My Day April 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel Ferrucci @ 9:47 pm
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Today I feel like a million bucks- why? you ask. Up at 6:45, off to work (had a great day there) then home and on to twitter….then I see em’

avatar_tiara_200_biggersugarjones@rachelferrucci and @military_mom You guys are probably asleep… but fyi… you’re both up for a recount with my judges.

  The excitement starts….could this be…me… a winner… OMG!!!! And it’s between me and one of my best friends, so at least I’ll be happy even if she wins… but of course I want to win. never won anything like this before.

Then comes this tweet

jenhintonheadshot1_biggerKeepItClassyJen@RachelFerrucci CONGRATS!!

    Now I’m thinking Jen is congratulating me on being a finalist…right? well I just don’t know.


Then the final Tweet that put me over the edge

blog4mom125copy-2_normal Military_Mom@RachelFerrucci hey Congrats again on winning the Kodak printer 🙂

 Holy crap…Shellie is congratulating me…wait…let me get my thoughts together.

I go to Sugarjones.TV and see this


After reviewing all the entries, making sure that the final comments chosen had answered the questions (how are you saving and prospering now, how much would you save, what would you do with it), I copied and sent the qualifying comments to friends who are not on Twitter and, quite honestly, those losers don’t even read my blog. What are ya gonna do?? Anyway… they came back to me with a tie. So I threw it back to them and said, “What the hell? I only have ONE printer!! You have to pick A winner!” And then I headed off to the beach for raspberry martinis with Hip Mom and waited.

And then they told me, one at a time via old-school email, that they had picked one. I was so glad they didn’t tie again because I did NOT want to have to be the tie breaker! I’d sooner split a baby than choose between Military Mom and MamaRucci.

Please visit the winner’s blog and tell her congratulations!! 

I click on the link and Guess What??? IT’S MY BLOG!!!!! WOO HOO WHOOT! I’m doing the happy dance.

Mind you by this time I’m now on the phone with Shellie (@Military_Mom). I scream in her ear …..she laughs….I scream more…she laughs…I then do the omg speech for 5 minutes….she reminds me, Yes you won. This went on for at least 10 minutes. This is how you know she’s a true friend, cause she didn’t hang up on me.

So Yes I Won the Kodak ESP7 Printer and I am still doing the happy dance!!


 Thank You So Much Sugar Jones!!!!!!! I am already planning the money I’ll be  saving. Business cards, brochures, pictures, coupons…..woo hoo, I’ll be a  printing mama!!! ♥


Send Me A CHEF- giveaway April 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rachel Ferrucci @ 11:13 pm

A Flash in the Pan – Twitter Launch Party


Welcome to the Official Launch of A Flash in the Pan!


What: Official Launch/Twitter Party hash tag #FIPan

When: Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (EARTH DAY!)  

Time: pre-party at 7:00pm Eastern full party starts at 8:00pm EST


A Flash In The Pan was founded by two professional chefs who love to eat. The website is dedicated to increasing the quality of life to all who use it.



To explain the giveaway of two chefs, here is a quick explanation of who they are and what they do. Max and Nancy are two chefs from Napa Valley and founders of They both graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and have over 35 years of professional culinary experience between them. One lucky winner will win both of them for one evening and an incredible 6-course dinner for 6 people. Both chefs will come to the winner’s house, prepare the feast AND clean up after! So, decide who your five best friends are and enter to win! Details: 1. Chefs will travel to anywhere in the United States only. 2. Chefs will pay for all travel and food expenses. If desired, any wine or alcohol will be provided by winner. 3. Menu to be determined by winner and chefs. 4. Date of dinner to be determined by winner and chefs. 5. Please enter even if you fear that your house is too dirty for company or that you will be judged– we have children and understand!

Additional Prizes

3-1 year full access memberships to A Flash in the Pan

25- 1 year full access memberships to A Flash in the Pan will be given away live on 4/22 during the twitter party starting at 8:00pm eastern. Be sure to stop by and have some fun, and ask the Chef’s a question or two.  

***ALL winners can ONLY win once during the entire contest/launch***


To enter:

Leave a comment- 1 entry

Tell someone about this contest- leave url in comments- 1 entry

Comment here about your favorite recipe from AFlashinthepan– 3 entries

Blog about my contest, with a link back here– 5 entries


Easter Bunny Napkin Holders April 11, 2009

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wax paper
Toilet paper rolls
paint and brush
pipe cleaners
wiggle eyes
mixed size bag of pom poms
small piece of pink felt
glue- I use a glue gun, but if kids are helping, you can use Elmers

Place a sheet of wax paper out
Paint the outside of your toilet paper rolls (it’s easy if you have a couple fingers inside roll)
place on wax paper to dry completely

Once dry glue
2 med size pom poms in middle of tube
1 sm size pom pom on top in the middle of the two med size (this forms the nose and cheeks)
cut a small U shape tongue out of the pink felt and glue on the bottom under the med size pom poms

Cut pipe cleaners about 3-4 inches to make a total of 4
glue 2 on each side of the pom poms (this make the whiskers)

Glue 2 wiggly eyes 1/2 inch above the nose

Walla Done!

To use- start rolling cloth napkin from one corner to the other, fold in half, place the folded half into the top of the tube and push it down. Let the two ends of the napkins “flop” to each side of the bunny head. You now have a floppy eared bunny napkin holder. You can make the ears as long or short as you want!

If you like this idea- Please leave a comment so I know to keep sharing!