Monday, January 14, 2013

Giveaway & Cool Stuff: How to store Victoria's Gourmet Seasonings


A few months ago when I received sample seasoning blends from Victoria's Gourmet, I was overwhelmed! There were so many of them! The seasoning blends came in super cute little tins, but I couldn't figure out where in the world I was going to store them. 

I have a TINY kitchen and my spice/seasoning shelf space is minimal and completely full at the moment! I also knew if I didn't keep the spices in sight, I probably wouldn't use them. So where in the world to put them... 


And then it dawned on me... I remembered seeing stores sell little tins with a magnet on the back of them for spices that could be stored on the fridge. Despite being cramped already, I could certainly put these little tins on the fridge... 

Now let me tell you something... I'm NOT a crafter... Pinterest usually bores me... and any hobby that needs more "stuff" than I already have just isn't my cup of tea... so just the thought of doing a "craft" was amusing... BUT... 

I soldiered on and bought some some small round magnets and some super bonder glue stuff that supposedly sticks anything to anything. One evening after work I took all the little tins and glued the magnets to the back of them. These were smaller magnets and if I did this project again, I would have found ones that were a little stronger and maybe a little larger... but regardless... the end result was pretty cute: 


These small magnets weren't strong enough to hold the tins up without support on the fridge alone, but when the tins were stacked up against each other they had support and didn't move! Voila... magnetized storage!

My favorite part? I LOVED the colors! It really added some pop to my kitchen and I now I actually use these spices all the time because I can see them. The cool thing about having them in this arrangement is that if you pull out a spice somewhere in the "magnetized seasoning tower" they just scoot down as if you were playing spices "Tetris!" My husband thinks it awesome and he was so surprised by my creativity!

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Please see my previous two posts reviewing Victoria's Gourmet Seasonings: 


The Giveaway is now over! 
Congrats to PJ! 
I hope you enjoy your new set of Victoria Gourmet Seasonings! 

The Giveaway:

  • I am giving away a Tin Trio of Victoria's Gourmet gourmet seasonings (3 seasoning blends) and a brand new Victoria's Gourmet Cookbook. 
  • This giveaway is limited to residents of the 48 contiguous United States aged 18 and older.
  • One entry per person.
  • Enter by leaving a comment below on this post AND please include a way for me to contact you -- your email address preferably.
  • The giveaway begins January 14, 2013 and ends on January 18, 2013  at 11:00 pm eastern time.
  • No purchase is necessary.  Odds of winning are based on the number of entries.  
  • The winners will be randomly chosen and will be contacted by email.  The winners will have 24 hours to respond.  If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be randomly chosen.


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GLG Disclosure: 
Victoria's Gourmet Seasonings provided me with free samples of their seasoning blends and their cookbook for the purpose of sharing an online review, if I chose to do so -- ALONG with 1 brand new copy to giveaway. This is not a sponsored post and I did not receive compensation. The opinions in this post are completely my own.


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47 comments:

  1. I would love to win these. I have the Victoria Gourmet Herb de Provence....love it.

    mimsfam at gmail dot com

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  2. Very cute and would be fun to win, love your idea with the magnets.
    Nancy at ryoder8@cox.net

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  3. I have the Victoria Gourmet Herb de Provence...love it. I would love to win the trio.

    mimsfam at gmail dot com

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  4. I love your craftyness too! Would love to win. Thanks for the chance. dfal182@gmail.com

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  5. Love trying new spice blends, and the tins look super cute!

    Thank you for the giveaway chance

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  6. Clever storage idea! I would love to win these seasonings - I want to make those quinoa mixes you blogged about :)

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  7. Awesome giveaway! Id love to win!

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  8. Great giveaway and article!

    shankyouverymuch11 (at) yahooo dot com

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  9. I would love to win!

    wanelson@uark.edu

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  10. Great idea to expand options especially to use with any of the ancient and/or sprouted grains for a meal idea with fresh vegetables. leonard.jeff@yahoo.com

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  11. I love to cook and am always seeking new herbs to try! Thanks for the chance. lpcraigchs (at) gmail dot com

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  12. I love how they are stacked. Such cute tins of spices. I would love to win some of these mixes.

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  13. Sounds awesome! I would love to try making the ground Beef, Kale, and Caramelized Onions.

    m.manyara@gmail.com

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  14. That looks so cute! Too bad I am one of the only people I know whose fridge is not magnetic. Good thing I have room in my cupboard!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    susan DOT levitin AT gmail

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  15. If I could have a whole cabinet filled with spices it would be total bliss! Would love to win! (aneesa824 at yahoo dot com)

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  16. I would love to win-thanks!
    jbaehrel@hvc.rr.com

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  17. Theresa C. - Great idea on the storage of spice containers. Thank you for the giveaway. tmcamil@comcast.net

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  18. Oh -- would love for you to pick me!!

    mbwilliamsmom {at} gmail {dot} com

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  19. Thank you for the great giveaway - I love trying new spices! 2gr8ful2atgmaildotcom :)

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  20. I love trying new spice mixes. Yes, please!
    Alena
    Travelinlegs (at) Yahoo (dot) com

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  21. I love trying new spices!

    Cathy
    superus(at)mycoldwater(dot)com

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  22. I am trying to use more spices to jazz up my rather bland cooking; I would love to win this. idcoughlins@gmail.com

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  23. That is such a great idea to use magnets and keep those items on your fridge door. My fridge is in back of the stove, but I could probably use the range hood above my stove for easy access - am just wondering if the heat from the stove would harm the spices before use. Anyway, I would love a chance to win - my email is physicsaro@yahoo.com.

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  24. I put magnets on the tops of spices and a cookie sheet under my cabinets. Voila!! Extra storage!! But, I have a high space under my cabinets, too. These spices sound interesting! I usually make my own blends, so it would be kind of nest to have a premade mix!!! pilateschik@gmail.com

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  25. I would love to win these...I too make my own gf seasoning blends..but try others is great too...life is all about the spice!

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  26. Thanks for all the giveaways you offer.....I would enjoy cooking with these new spices.
    Thanks!
    cmweiann41@yahoo.com

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  27. What a great idea those magnets are. Thanks for a great giveaway

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  28. I love trying new spices &recipes. Carmelizing onions now to try your ground beef & kale recipe. Thanks for the great giveaways.
    triley28@comcast.net

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  29. I would love to try these spices. Thank you for the giveaway. cindym119@gmail.com

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  30. Thanks for the giveaway Carrie. Would love to try these in Quinoa.
    stephc383@aol.com

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  31. I would love to try these spices. Love your blog.. ninis2001@yahoo.com

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  32. What a great idea! I'm definitely doing that once I get enough spices to my collection. I would love to experiment with the spices if I win:) heyitsashley@gmail.com

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  33. I would love to try these spices.

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  34. Very cool! sashafras @ yahoo. com

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  35. Thank you for all your recipes, ideas and offers.

    pjandjc at cox dot net

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  36. I love the magnetic tin idea. I would love the Ginger Citrus Blend I am sure. Thank you for your inspiration and giveaway. gigisusan at gmail dot com

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  37. really cool idea
    sterry678@gmail

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  38. I would love to win these as I have not tried any of these products yet, but am constantly on the search for new and tasty gf items. Your idea about the magnets was pure genious!! Thank you for your blog and for offering these give-aways. Sarahclf@aol.com

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  39. My family loves your website, and I adore your cookbook! Real food for real families.
    mrssaxberg@yahoo.com

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  40. What a great idea to store them even if the magnets weren't strong enough!

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  41. I have the tiniest kitchen ever, I think I'll have to try this!!
    elisabethsteel at gmail dot com

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  42. This is such a great give away. I would love this. Good Luck to everyone who enters. heidiusey@live.com

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  43. Thanks for this give-away! sandoz686@gmail.com

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  44. So proud of your craftiness! You go girl! PS - I love new spices!

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  45. I would love to win. I have celiac sprue disease for about 40 years, the docs estimate. I am having other symtoms happening and am going to other docs to find out if I have other diseases related to or because I have an autoimmune disease already.

    I love your site and have learned a lot, plus enjoy your recipes. It would be fun to try new spices. A question. How do you become a blogger? Thanks oodles!

    Mary at sunshineonesunshine@yahoo.com do not have an url

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