Thursday, August 11, 2011

Giveaway Winner, and Kodak Book

Happy Thursday Morning y'all!!! I just have to say that I am FLOORED at the response to the giveaway! Y'all are so awesome, I wish I could give this to each and everyone of you but unfortunately I can't. So without further ado.... The Winner is.......... Comment #12: Mary Tullila!! Congratulations Mary! You will be getting an email from me shortly to get your mailing info to send the giveaway items to you! And for everyone else... Well keep reading I have more for you!

One of the joys of being a foodie is not only getting to create all sorts of fun new recipes to share, but on occasion I get to test out products and share my thoughts with all of you! Recently I got the opportunity through being a part of the Foodbuzz Tastemaker Program, to receive a free Medium 20 Page Photobook from Kodak! Though my story of creating this book has a happy ending, you will also hear my tales of customer service... 

When I got my email saying I was selected I was pretty excited, since my idea was to create a sort of sample cookbook with some of my favorite recipes in it! If you've ever created a photobook before you probably already know that it does take a bit of time and energy to get the pictures where and how you want, and to decide on the wording you like. But after about a day and a half... (remember I had a 3 year old to chase in the meantime) I finally had the finished product and I was excited!! I swear I started bouncing off the walls! Unfortunately the excitement was slightly short lived. I did have a few problems with my order, including one completely missing page. As to what caused this problem I don't know, because when I would go in to "Edit" the book everything was as it should be, but alas I received the book with this page missing. However, after contacting Kodak about the problem for the second time I got an email saying that they have fixed the problem (and I checked they HAVE!) and will be sending me the corrected book absolutely free. I am very happy this has a happy ending, and I thank you Kodak for your assistance and for correcting this problem. Their customer service was very helpful, and friendly and I am so looking forward to having the corrected book in my hands!

Front Cover
The Farmers Wife
A sampling of cooking from The Farmers Wife

About the book itself:
Because I'm such a foodie as soon as I saw the email from Foodbuzz about this, I of course immediately went into cookbook mode... haha! I was obsessing over every detail, what recipes were just perfect, and what pictures were my favorites. I have to say this was really planned out, even for me! The book is divided up into 3 different categories, first is breakfast foods, then main courses, and then desserts. There are 11 recipes total in the book. Each one with a full color picture to go along with it.

For me I see this as a portfolio of sorts, but also a keepsake. Something I can hold in my hands and say "This is MY work, this is what I do" and it is something I am very proud of. Overall I can say I enjoyed this experience and getting to create this book. If you are curious as to what the whole book looks like, you can go take a peek at the finished product HERE!

Page from inside the book

The Fun Part!!

Because Foodbuzz and Kodak are so awesome, they are letting me give YOU something in return! KODAK Gallery is also providing an exclusive offer to extend to all of YOU my readers;
40% off a medium hardcover or a large Photo Book. Simply go to: to redeem.  The offer is only available through this URL from 8/1/11 - 8/31/11.

I hope you enjoy creating your own photobook, whether it's a cookbook or full of family adventures I know it will be wonderful! And Congrats again to Mary!

Happy Cooking!
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