Friday, November 11, 2011

A Busy Week and a Giveaway!

It has been a busy week with not a lot of cooking or creativity on my part!  This weekend is my boyfriend's birthday and we are going to be hosting a small get together in our apartment to celebrate.  And of course by small, I really mean that I will probably make way too much food and spend a lot of energy.  I love entertaining but do not do it often, so I tend to go all out when I get the chance.  My plans for the weekend include making a lot of new appetizers, drinks, and decorating! I look forward to sharing my new ideas and recipes with you soon!

Since I am busy not cooking right now, I instead want to share Two Minds Cook Alike's very first giveaway!

But first, thank you to everyone who stops by the blog!  Alyssa and I really enjoy sharing recipes and stories with everyone and we love getting your comments on our posts!

I am really excited to be giving away 2 beautiful necklaces from a company that I have been working for called chloe+isabel.    The company sells affordable and high quality jewelry that is a great mix of classic and trendy pieces.  The two necklaces for this giveaway represent both styles.
You can keep one for yourself and give one as a present this holiday season...or if you are anything like me, just keep them both for yourself!

Edit: Get 25% off your total purchase at chloe+isabel by shopping through my boutique (make sure that you see! Just enter cifriends under offer code when you get to the payment information page!  The code is valid from today through 11/28 at midnight.  Stock up early on holiday gifts!

This is the first time that chloe+isabel is offering a large discount on their jewlery so if you were on the fence about buying something, it is a great time to buy!

Chloe and Isabel

 You can get more details about the necklaces from the website here and here.

 The giveaway will be open for 2 weeks until Friday, November 25th at 12pm.
The winner will be chosen at random and announced in the following blog post.

Open to US and international readers!
To enter:

1. Follow two minds cook alike
2. Visit and leave a comment on this post of your favorite piece!

For extra entries:

1. Follow Rona on twitter! (please write an extra comment)
2. Follow Alyssa on twitter! (please write an extra comment)

Please feel free to email me at with any questions or comments!



  1. Thank you for visiting my blog. Your blog is darling and what a great giveaway. I am a follower and my favorite piece from Chloe & Isabel is the Oversized Pave Sculpted Ring.


  2. I'm following Rona on twitter @shannonhearts1

  3. I'm also following Alyssa on twitter. @shannonhearts1.

  4. Thanks for stopping by! I love your blog...the recipes are so diverse!! I love Turkish food....!!!

    I'm def following you dolls...follow back if you like! :)

    Can't wait to try some recipes!

  5. Followed & Commented :)
    Hope it'll be mine!! xoxo esp that gold one

  6. Thanks for your lovely comment and following! I am following back via Twitter if that's alright with you! Lol. :)
    I love these necklaces, especially the gold one. I can't wait to keep reading your blog and about all the recipes!
    Lots of love. :)


  7. Great pictures for great ideas in this blog.
    Please take some time to check out my blog.

  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your food looks delicious and I will be following!What a great giveaway!

  9. hey guys! thanks for your comment :) i'm following your blog and on twitter now because you have AMAZING recipes! also there are so many awesome jewelry at! i hope i can be one of those lucky winners :)

  10. i love this:


  11. My favourite piece is:

  12. I love the gold necklace! So cute!

    By the way, thanks for the comment! I am certainly no talent in the kitchen so hopefully I learn something from you two! :)

  13. You know I love your posts, very nice style, and texts :*

    visit me,

  14. I love cooking, too! How perfect! Well, I'm not gonna pass on an opportunity to follow your blog, girls! Plus, NYC is my secret crush...
    Good luck!

  15. Thanks for your comment! This is such a good giveaway, I love both of the necklaces. I can't get over how cute chloe+isabel is, I have a few things I'd like to get already.


  16. I love the Oversized Pave Sculpted Ring!!!

    And my husband loves the mushroom bites :)

  17. Thanks for stopping by..what a great giveaway and site..I have never heard of this company before:)
    Following along with you now...and visited their site...smitten with the Braided leather and metal bracelet.

  18. Love these necklaces. I'm also following you both on Twitter. Looking forward to reading more!

  19. That jewelry is very pretty, I looked at the website and I pretty much love all of the bracelets, especially the double headed lions! Heart it!
    Good luck!

  20. Thanks for your comment on my blog!! I love your blog as well!! Following your blog from now on.. please follow us as well in twitter and bloglovin!! The jewelry is soooo prettyyy! <3

    xx Devi

  21. Thanks for following my blog! I appreciate it! My favorite piece is this ring:!/variant/R008BK
    Very unique!

    Talk to you soon…
    xoxx Monica

  22. Thanks for following my blog! I love the Torsade necklace..thanks for the chance to win!

  23. I follow RONA on Twitter!


  24. Following you!
    Love the deco tassel necklace and the chain and pearl bracelet. :)

  25. Loving these necklaces! SO gorgeous!(Great name too!) :) From the 'chloe and isabel' site, I'm now in LOVE with the Pave Snake Wrap Bracelet! So classic!

    *And I'm now a happy follower of 'Two Minds Cook Alike!"

    chloe **

  26. hi,

    THanks for visiting my blog and inviting me to this giveaway!

    I followed back via GFC

    Miss Macherie

  27. Great giveaway! I like the braided metal and leather bracelet. I'm following you too :)

  28. Of course my favorite piece would be the amazing statement pieces, but seriously the

    IS TO DIE FOR!!! I am having a mini-rachel zoe moment and freaking out over how adorable it is at work... and I am okay with it lol

    Love you guys xoxox

  29. I'm following you on Google! And I love the mixed stone flex bracelet. I've been on a real Teal kick lately! ~Megan Pence

  30. I also follow Rona on Twitter! @CountryCleaver

  31. And I follow Alyssa on Twitter! @CountryCleaver

  32. These designs are quite creative and beautiful. How lucky you are to be working for such a company.

  33. ahhh! i want these! i mean i want one and the other i will of course give to a friend as a gift...of to a friend...

  34. oh and i love the bar pendant necklace...but it's one back order! maybe for know my husband rona. give him a hint.

  35. beautiful necklaces!

  36. Hi, everyone! Thank you so much for entering the giveaway! I will be announcing a winner on Saturday!

    In the meantime, I wanted to let everyone know that you can get 25% off your total purchase at chloe+isabel by shopping through my boutique (make sure that you see in the url)!

    Just enter cifriends in the offer code box when you get to the payment information page! The code is valid from today through 11/28 at midnight.

    This is the first time that chloe+isabel is offering a large discount on their jewlery so it is a great time to buy some holiday gifts if you are interested!


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