Saturday, September 15, 2012

Facebook and Winners

Big news - Pieces From My Heart now has a Facebook page! Yep we are finally up to speed with the rest of the world.

"Like" us here to keep up with the weekly happenings at Pieces From My Heart.

And now onto the reason you really stopped by this blog

I usually have generate numbers to be my winners.

However, because there were some interesting stories that I wanted to share with you, I decided I would hand pick the winners. Here are the winners - all with an interesting story.

And the winners are:

Fourth place winner is a Karen O. who has ties to Cheetos. She works for the company that makes the cheese coating. Very important job, as without the cheese coating there really would not be a Cheeto.

Karen will win an Everlastings Charm Pack™, a Candy Pack, a bag of caramel corn from The Chocolate Season and a bag of Cheetos.

Karen O said...

I can't figure out why I am only the 4th comment!

Although this isn't directly about my hometown,

I do work for the company that makes the cheese coating for Cheetos. :)

September 9, 2012 12:50 AM

The third place winner is Giddy 99. Giddy 99 obviously is a very creative person. She has come up with a solution for the orange finger problem which many of you complained about. Very good idea although I don't know if I could resist licking my finger and jamming my hand into the far corners of the empty bag to mop up all of the yummy little cheesy crumbs.

Giddy 99 will win an Everlastings Jelly Roll™, a Candy Pack, a bag of Porker Valley Toffee from The Chocolate Season (toffee with bacon), a bag of Cheetos and a pair of chop sticks.

giddy99 said...

I DO like Cheetos! But I despise the "cheese dust orange fingers" and so I eat Cheetos with chopsticks.

My husband laughs, but I don't have those freaky orange fingers, either. :)

And if I'm EVER near there, I'm going to see that Big Cheeto. That's right up my alley. :)

September 11, 2012 11:21 AM

The second place winner is Deborah. Visiting all 50 states is on her Bucket List. She has a trip to Iowa planned for later this month. Certainly a visit to Algona to see the Big Cheeto will be a must stop.

Deborah will win an Everlastings Layer Cake™, a Candy Pack, a bag of Seasoned Pretzels from The Perky Parrot and a bag of Cheetos.

Deborah said...

I love Cheetos, I just munched on a few as I drove 2 1/2 hours this evening from a visit with my parents. I'm also excited that later this month I am making my first visit to Iowa (not sure where we are going) as I am working on one of my bucket list items (visit all 50 states) and Iowa and a few surrounding states are on my "need to visit" list. Your pillow pattern is darling, can't wait to make one.

September 9, 2012 8:54 PM

Our first place winner is Julie in WA.

I choose Julie because Julie grew up in Edgerton Minnesota, just an hour and fifteen minutes from my home town of Jackson. I was only 6 years old at the time but I can remember Edgerton's big deal event. Edgerton is known as "The Little Town That Could" or maybe I should say "the little TEAM that could", as it was the Edgerton basketball team that put Edgerton on the map - literally. In 1960, before schools were divided into classes according to size - 1A, 2A, 3A, all schools competed on the same level no matter their size. So in 1960 when Edgerton Minnesota (pop. 961) beat Austin Minnesota (pop. 27,908) to become the Minnesota State Basketball champs, it was a VERY big deal. In 1960 if you were from Minnesota, you knew about the Edgerton basketball team and you were rooting for them to win… except the 27,908 people from Austin. Go here to read all about it and watch a video about "The Little Team That Could". It is one of those feel good stories.

And Julie has even been to the Grotto - also known as the eighth wonder of the world.

Thanks for the memories Julie!

Julie will win an Everlastings fat quarter pack, a Candy pack, an Emerald's Restaurant (home of the Big Cheeto) gift certificate and a bag of Cheetos.

Julie in WA said...

Gasp! I've been to the is amazing! Right now I live in the SEattle WA area, but I, too, was born and raised in Minnesota, in Edgerton to the west of Jackson. I don't know that anyone famous ever really came from Edgerton, but legend has it that our little town was not on the map until the boys won State Basketball back in 1960.

September 9, 2012 6:12 PM

This has been such a fun blog hop. I hope many of you can come to my little town of Algona to see the Big Cheeto. Please keep in mind that the Cheeto can only been seen when Emerald's Restaurant is open. Their hours are - Lunch: Tues.-Fri. 11:00 - 1:30 and Dinner: Tues. - Sat. 5:00 to close. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Thanks so much to everyone who followed the blog hop and took the time to leave a comment. I learned so many interesting little tidbits about your various communities.

Winners please email me your addresses so I can send out your prizes.

Remember to "Like" us on Facebook.

Happy Cheeto munching.

From My Heart,



  1. I've sent you an email with my mailing information...What an honor to see Edgerton in your post, and to learn that you remember such a momentous occasion in my hometown's history! Thanks!

  2. Thank you so much for choosing my comment. I didn't mention where I live in my comment, but I am also from MN - and still live there. :)

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! I can't believe I've won! And, replacement chopsticks, too!?? EGAD!

    I'm screaming! Thank you!!!