Your own bonne maman deserves an extra-special treat this Mother's Day, non? Classic French foodie brands Le Creuset and Bonne Maman think so — that's why they've teamed up to create the ultimate midday celebration, featuring the garden-fresh flavors of Bonne Maman preserves and the timelessly fashionable function of Le Creuset cookware. A peek at the recipes proves it: Between the ham biscuits with creamed collards and (hello!) bacon-berry preserves, the whimsical shrimp lollipops in orange-horseradish glaze and the sweet-tooth-satisfying strawberry orange mini-trifles, this is a year's worth of maternal mercis. (And a dreamy way to channel your inner Julia Child.)
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BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU AGREE TO THESE OFFICIAL RULES WHICH ARE A CONTRACT, SO READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING.
Introductory Terms and Rules. These official sweepstakes rules (the “Official Rules”) govern all aspects of the Glade Sweepstakes (the “Sweepstakes”). The Sweepstakes will consist of one drawing. At the drawing, one entrant will be chosen to receive the prize to be awarded. Please note, as set forth in the Official Rules, that the Sweepstakes may be terminated before the final drawing is held. Apartment Therapy, LLC (“Apartment Therapy”) is the sponsor and contest administrator of the Sweepstakes and is solely responsible for enforcing the Official Rules and for awarding the prize. The Sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law or where the conduct of the Sweepstakes requires registration or the presentment of any bond before any state or local regulatory authority.
Eligibility. The Sweepstakes is open to any person who is at least 18 years of age and of the age of majority in his/her jurisdiction of residence, who is a legal resident of the United States, who has access to an active email account and who is a registered user of the Apartment Therapy website (an “Entrant”). To become a registered user of the Apartment Therapy website, please visit http://community.apartmenttherapy.com/signup. Employees of Apartment Therapy and Glade (the “Prize Provider”), and their respective parent entities, affiliates, subsidiaries, prize suppliers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, the "Sweepstakes Entities"), and their immediate families (spouse, domestic partner, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) or those living in the same households, whether or not related are not eligible to enter the Sweepstakes.
How to Enter the Sweepstakes. The Sweepstakes will start at 10:15 a.m. eastern standard time (“EST”) on August 27, 2014 and will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on September 10, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”). By participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant unconditionally accepts and agrees to comply with and abide by the Official Rules and the decisions of Apartment Therapy, including the interpretation of the Official Rules and its exercise of discretion, which will be final and binding in all respects. There is one (1) method of entry for this Sweepstakes:
Online Entry: To enter the sweepstakes, during the Sweepstakes Period, visit [GIVEAWAY URL TK] and follow the instructions to enter. Each Entrant will be asked to submit an official entry form, which may include, among other things, his/her full name, address, email address, gender, date of birth and related registration information as prompted. Entrant must complete and submit the entry form with all required information during the Sweepstakes Period to be eligible. Information collected from entrant via the entry form will only be used for direct marketing purposes if Entrant consents to use in such manner. Any requested opt-in consent is not required to enter the Sweepstakes and will not increase your chances of winning.Entrants may enter the Sweepstakes only once during the Sweepstakes Period. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries generated by a script, computer programs, macro, programmed, robotic or other automated means are void and will be disqualified. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of the individual who actually submitted an entry cannot be resolved to Apartment Therapy’s satisfaction, the affected entry will be deemed ineligible. For purposes of this Sweepstakes, an on-line entry is “received” when Apartment Therapy’s servers record the entry information. Proof of sending (such as an automated computer receipt confirming entry or “thanks for entering” message) does not constitute proof of actual receipt of an entry for purposes of this Sweepstakes. Apartment Therapy’s database clock will be the official time keeper for the Sweepstakes. Illegible and/or incomplete entries and entries submitted by Entrants who do not meet the eligibility requirement (including all requirements with respect to age and residence) are void. Those who do not follow all of the instructions, provide the required information in the entry form or abide by these Official Rules or other instructions by Apartment Therapy may be disqualified.
Winner Selection and Prize Claiming. No later than September 12, one Entrant will be chosen at random from all entries received during the Sweepstakes Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Apartment Therapy will have complete discretion over interpretation of the Official Rules, of administration of the Sweepstakes and of selection of the winner. Decisions of Apartment Therapy as to the selection of the winner will be final. An email will be sent to the potential winner informing him/her of his/her prize. Notification is deemed to have occurred immediately upon sending of an email. To claim the prize, the winner must (a) provide proof of winner’s age, residency and legal status and (b) sign and return an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release (an “Affidavit/Release”) in the form provided by Apartment Therapy, as well as any other documents that may be required by Apartment Therapy, all of which must be received fully-executed within five (5) business days of notification. If a potential winner fails to provide the required proof and Affidavit/Release within the time period required under the Official Rules, then Apartment Therapy will select an alternate potential winner who must comply with the Official Rules to receive the prize. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for false, incorrect, changed, incomplete or illegible contact information. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternative winner.
Prize and Approximate Retail Value. A total of one (1) prize will be awarded in this Sweepstakes. The winner of the Sweepstakes will receive ____________________ [INSERT FULL DESCRIPTION OF PRIZE]. The Approximate Retail Value (“AVR”) of the prize is $_______________[INSERT AVR OF PRIZE]. The decision of Apartment Therapy as to the eligibility of Entrants and as to the awarding of the prize shall be final. Apartment Therapy is solely responsible for these decisions; Glade, in its capacity as the entity supplying the prize, shall have no responsibility or liability for these decisions whatsoever. The prize will be sent to the winner at the address he/she provides. Prizes may not be assigned to third parties. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for delays in delivery of the prize. The winner shall bear all risk of loss to the prize after it has been processed for delivery. Apartment Therapy is not under any obligation to provide the winner with any other substitute prize. Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value without notice. The winner will be solely responsible for all Federal, state and local taxes, registration fees, license fees and other costs associated with winning a prize.
List of Sweepstakes Winners/Official Rules. For results of the Sweepstakes and/or a copy of these Official Rules, please send a hand-printed, self-addressed and stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, LLC, 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1204, New York, New York 10012, Attn.: Sponsored Giveaway. Please indicate which sweepstakes results or official rules you are requesting. A winner’s list may also be posted on ApartmentTherapy.com. Requests must be received no later than thirty (30) business days following the last day of the Sweepstakes Period.
General Provisions. By entering the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Official Rules, or in the Sweepstakes itself, and agrees to be bound by the Official Rules and by all decisions of Apartment Therapy, which decisions will be binding and final in all respects. Apartment Therapy may modify or suspend all or any portion of the Official Rules by posting a notice on the Apartment Therapy website. Any delay or failure by Apartment Therapy to seek enforcement of any term of the Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such provision of the Official Rules. The Sweepstakes Entities shall not be responsible for entries that are late, destroyed, incomplete, lost, misdirected, forged, damaged, mutilated, tampered with or that are otherwise not in compliance with the Official Rules The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Official Rules will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision of the Official Rules is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, the other provision will remain in effect and will be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision were not contained herein. If, for any reason, the Sweepstakes is not capable of running as originally planned, Apartment Therapy, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Sweepstakes or any portion(s) thereof. All applicable Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations shall apply to the Sweepstakes.
Any attempt by a person to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes is a violation of criminal and civil law. Should such an attempt be made, Apartment Therapy reserves the right to seek damages from any such Entrant to the fullest extent permitted by law and to disqualify such person from the Sweepstakes.
Arbitration and Choice of Law. Except where prohibited by law, as a condition of participating in the Sweepstakes, each Entrant agrees that: (i) any and all disputes and causes of action arising out of or connected with the Sweepstakes, or any prize awarded, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by final and binding arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and held at the AAA regional office located in New York City; (ii) the Federal Arbitration Act shall govern the interpretation, enforcement and all proceedings at such arbitration; and (iii) judgment upon such arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction. Under no circumstances will an Entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and each Entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or any other damages, including attorneys' fees, other than such Entrant's actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e., costs associated with entering the Sweepstakes), and Entrant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of contestants and Apartment Therapy in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the substantive laws of the State of New York without regard to New York choice of law rules.
Sure, it’s smart to stick to the basics like scale and color theory when it comes to good design, but sometimes we forget that the #1 design rule is also the simplest: happiness rules! Bending the rules for the sake of a smile is always a good design decision. HomeGoods is all about bringing home the happy, and the newest items in stores this spring are certainly helping us think outside the box to turn our spaces into happier places.
Spring is the season for breathing new life into the home. As soon as the sun gets a little brighter and the breeze a little sweeter, we're throwing open the windows and cheering up our abodes. First, we'll lighten up our decor, incorporating small accents in trendy blush and nude hues. Then we'll dust off our green thumbs with new houseplants, fresh flowers and a potted herb or two. Finally, after a good clutter clean-out (lookin' at you, junk drawer), we'll hit the corner of our homes most in need of fresh air: the closet.
After a long winter, it's finally time to welcome spring in deeper shades of pale—and LOFT wants to give one lucky Apartment Therapy reader a head start.
This week, I've been sharing the plan and menu for a casual weeknight dinner party I threw with our neighbors and their little kids. Today, we'll reveal how it all came together, how we kept it comfy and cheerful for the little kids while still making it a special night for us all. We hope it shows you, like it showed me, that dinner parties don't always have to be elaborately planned affairs, but can simply be a bigger, prettier version of your everyday family meal. Warning: you may be inspired to throw impromptu weeknight or weekend dinner parties all the time now, so grab your crayons and come on in!
When we began to brainstorm an original recipe to create for our No-Stress Neighborly Nosh Gathering, we knew we wanted a vegetable side dish that even a picky kid would love. A single link of Italian sausage (leftover from a previous pizza night) actually inspired the dish. It wasn't enough to create a main dish around, but it was just enough to add a little something extra when tossed in with a head of broccoli and a handful of pantry ingredients. A stretch of the imagination later, a flavorful veggie bake was born.
It's a dreary Wednesday, and my neighbor Molly is tired of being cooped up in her house with her two little girls. "Why don't you all come over tomorrow for a family dinner party?" I ask, almost without thinking about it. Everyone is excited, including my daughter, who likes being the 8-year-old babysitter-in-training, and we grown-ups are looking forward to a break in the routine.
But what to cook? And how to make this casual dinner party special while still keeping it fun and comfortable for the kids (and parents)? This week we'll be talking all about our easy family dinner party, and how you can throw one of your own. Today we'll start with the party plan!
These official contest rules (the "Rules") govern all aspects of the Joybird Sponsored Giveaway (the "Contest").
The Contest will consist of one drawing. At the drawing, three (3) entrants will be chosen to receive the following prize (the "Prize"): one (1) custom Joybird chair. Please note, as set forth in the Rules, that the Contest may be terminated before the final drawing is held. Apartment Therapy, LLC ("Apartment Therapy") is the sponsor of the Contest and is solely responsible for enforcing the Rules and for awarding all prizes.
The Contest shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York. Any claims arising out of the Contest may be brought only in a Federal or state court located in New York and New York law shall govern any dispute.
If any provision of the Rules is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all remaining provisions hereof will remain in full force and effect.
The Contest is void where prohibited by law or where the conduct of the Contest requires registration or the presentment of any bond before any state or local regulatory authority.
ENTRY IN THE CONTEST CONSTITUTES YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES.
WHO MAY ENTER
The Contest is open to any person who is at least 18 years of age, who is a legal resident of the United States and who has access to an active email account (an "Entrant"). An Entrant may not be an employee or agent of Apartment Therapy or Joybird.
Before being awarded the Prize, all winners must provide a written confirmation (to be delivered by email) that they satisfy the above qualification rules. Winners must submit this confirmation within five business days of being notified of the award of the Prize or the Prize will be forfeited and an alternative winner will be selected. This confirmation shall consist of an affidavit by which the winner attests to the authenticity of his/her winning entry, acknowledges the provisions stated herein, including compliance with the Rules and, without limitation of the foregoing, agrees to the indemnification provisions set forth in the Rules.
The Contest will start at 10:15am ET on June 30th, 2014 and will end at 11:59PM ET on July 7th, 2014 (the "Contest Period"). To enter, visit the Sponsored Giveaway and follow the instructions to enter. As set forth in the Rules, under certain circumstances Apartment Therapy may terminate the Contest prior to the end of the Contest Period.
Entrants may manually enter the Contest only once during the Contest Period. Duplicate entries will be discarded. Entries which are generated automatically will be disqualified. Entrants may not win more than one Prize.
No later than July 14th, 2014, three entrants will be chosen at random from all entries received during the Contest Period. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. An email will be sent to the winners informing him/her of his/her prize. Return of any prize notification as undeliverable will result in disqualification and selection of an alternative winner.
If a winner fails to provide the required certification of eligibility within the time period required under the Rules, then Apartment Therapy will select an alternate winner who must comply with the Rules to receive the Prize.
AWARD OF THE PRIZES
Each Prize will be awarded.
The decision of Apartment Therapy as to the eligibility of Entrants and as to the awarding of the Prizes shall be final. Apartment Therapy is solely responsible for these decisions; Joybird, in its capacity as the entity supplying the Prizes, shall have no responsibility or liability for these decisions whatsoever.
There is no purchase which is required by Entrants to enter into the Contest. Purchasing of any goods, services or programs from Apartment Therapy or its advertisers will not improve an Entrant's chances of winning a Prize in any of the drawings which will comprise the Contest.
Each winner will be solely responsible for all Federal, state and local taxes, registration fees, license fees and other costs associated with winning a Prize.
Prizes will be sent to the winners at the addresses they provide. Prizes may not be assigned to third parties. Apartment Therapy is not responsible for delays in delivery of any Prize. The winner shall bear all risk of loss to the Prize after it has been processed for delivery. Apartment Therapy is not under any obligation to provide the winner with any other substitute Prize. Apartment Therapy reserves the right to substitute a Prize of equal or greater value without notice.
RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION AND PRIVACY
By attempting to participate in the Contest, each Entrant irrevocably and unconditionally releases Apartment Therapy, its advertisers and the company(ies) providing the Prizes, and Apartment Therapy's officers, directors, employees, representatives, affiliates, attorneys, successors, assigns and agents from and against any and all losses and any and all liability for any loss, harm, damages, costs or expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind which Entrant may have or sustain in connection with the Contest.
By accepting a Prize, each winner grants to Apartment Therapy the right to use his/her name, likeness, hometown and biographical information, for any lawful purpose, without further permission or compensation, except where prohibited by law. We are not intending to post anything about the winners other than first name, initial of last name and their state of residence.
By entering the Contest, each Entrant agrees to waive any right to claim any ambiguity or error in the Rules, or in the Contest itself, and agrees to be bound by the Rules and by all decisions of Apartment Therapy, which decisions will be binding and final in all respects.
Neither Apartment Therapy nor the company(ies) providing the Prizes shall be responsible for entries that are late, destroyed, incomplete, lost, misdirected, forged, damaged, mutilated, tampered with or that are otherwise not in compliance with the Rules.
If, for any reason, the Contest is not capable of running as originally planned, Apartment Therapy, in its sole and absolute discretion, reserves the right to cancel, suspend or modify the Contest or any portion(s) thereof.
Apartment Therapy may modify or suspend all or any portion of the Rules by posting a notice on the Apartment Therapy website.
Any delay or failure by Apartment Therapy to seek enforcement of any term of the Rules shall not constitute a waiver of any such provision of the Rules.
All applicable Federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations shall apply to the Contest.
For results of the Contest and/or a copy of these Official Rules, please send a hand-printed, self-addressed and stamped envelope to Apartment Therapy, LLC, 270 Lafayette Street, Suite 1204, New York, New York 10012, Attn.: Joybird Custom Chair Sponsored Giveaway. Requests must be received no later than ten business days following the last day of the Contest Period.
It takes a killer eye to make a modern home shine: Too much midcentury or minimalism and your living room feels like a museum; not enough and the look just doesn't gel. That's why we love these readers' house tours—they each put their own spin on modern decor, and the results are contemporary houses that still feel like homes.