If ever you wondered. If ever you doubted. If ever you questioned whether or not anyone ever reads the comments you leave, please stop doing that right now.
You have affected someone’s life – right here on this blog. And, yes, maybe it’s just in a small way, but you have. And maybe it was even your own!
The spunky representative from Beauty Without Cruelty/Eco-Dent emailed me Wednesday morning with these sweet, sweet things ABOUT YOU. Please understand that this is kind of a big deal in the giveaway world:
“Okay, I’ve been keeping track of all the comments your entry about BWC/ED is garnering, and I’m making an executive decision.
Pick two winners. This is one of the rare blogs where people are actually reading your posts and responding to what is actually there, instead of a great wall o’ text screaming GIMME GIMME GIMME FREE STUFF DONT CARE WHAT IT IS NO TIME TO READ GOTTA GO ENTER MORE GIVEAWAYS NOW NOW NOW. After a little time in the product review biz, I’ve come to appreciate (even moreso than before) literacy, graciousness and the right touch of excitement when entering a giveaway, layered with what is clearly still good sportsmanship. Your readers have it in spades, and as such, please choose two of them to win the same kind of prize pack we set up for this.”
Look at that. LOOK AT THAT.
I love you guys.
So the TWO randomly-drawn winners are below, but first, here’s the update on the oven situation.
Did the Homemade Oven Cleaner Work?
Why, yes. I believe it did. The oven isn’t perfect, but I would have only expected perfection out of a jackhammer and a diamond-studded polishing rag.
(Here’s the post on the oven-cleaner recipe I used, if you missed it.)
Here’s what the oven looked like when I was about 1/8th of the way through cleaning it this morning:
Basically, I woke up to a really stuck-on baking-sody mess. It wasn’t hard to get off, but I really don’t think it’s even remotely necessary to leave this stuff on overnight. Two or three hours should be plenty.
First, I scrubbed the tough stuff with a scrubber sponge. Then, I wet down a couple of old towels and “sponged” the inside out.
Just to make sure I got all the soap off, I took a bottle of plain hot water in a sprayer bottle and gave the whole thing (especially the sides and back) a good spray-down and wiped it up with a towel once more.
Here are some before and afters:
The weirdo rack/side before and after. (By the way, I figured it out. The racks are in UPSIDE down. Whoever shoved ’em in there to begin with must’ve been big, strong, and on a mission.)
So do I recommend this? HECK YEAH!
Do I recommend it after waiting two years and multiple overstuffed enchilada casseroles and homemade pizzas?
No. I’ll be cleaning my oven every 6 months now, thank you very much.
And NOW WHAT YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR:
The Winner of the First Eco-Dent/Beauty Without Cruelty Giveaway IS …
According to the RNG:
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-04-07 04:00:10 UTC
And according to my counting (from the first entry to number 42) … that is …
STEPHANIE! (It’s about time you won something here, lady.)
(FYI, Stephanie has been a reader here since just about the very beginning of CrunchyBetty … when Crunchy Betty had a mannequin head, even.) Remember this?
Stephanie, I’m emailing you post haste to get your preferred tooth powder and mouth rinse flavors (as well as to confirm your lipstick color choice, and to get your mailing addy).
The Bonus WINNER!
First of all, if you notice that the time stamps on these things are wildly different, it’s because right after the first one, my phone rang. I hopped up and grabbed it, slipped on some wayward paper, sprained my wrist and completely broke my phone. (I’m okay. Phone is dead. Guess how long I’ve had it? A month.)
BUT NOTHING WILL DETER ME FROM MAKING SURE YOU WIN …
Who is …
According to the Random Number Generator:
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2011-04-07 05:15:50 UTC
You, too, should be receiving an email from me shortly. Can you believe you won? Can you?
And for the rest of you, if you didn’t win this time, don’t fret. There will be more giveaways a’comin’ up soon. Just remember what the pretty lady from Eco-Dent said!
And, in the meantime, tell me if you’re going to try the oven trick.
I highly suggest it.
Now I’m going to go ice my wrist and cry over my phone for a while …