Win A Getaway With Me Courtesy Of GE

GE Monogram Experience Center with the ever oh so cool light fixture that reminds me of some exotic sea creature. It’s going to be tough to come back home to my kitchen after basking in this awesome-ness.

Congratulations to Caitlin from Pacifier in my Pocket! She’ll be joining me on this luxurious learning experience with GE. Thanks to everyone who entered!

I’ve been invited to join a small group of bloggers for a luxurious learning and sharing opportunity at the GE Monogram Experience Center, an amazing 9,000 square foot complex and culinary center in Louisville, Kentucky.

And one of you gets to come with me!

GE is hosting this “Momsperience” in May which will feature sessions focusing on challenges in the kitchen and Entertaining made simple, as well as other topics. The GE Momsperience also will include seeing some of Louisville’s hotspots.

In addition to the bloggers invited, GE is offering all of us the opportunity to bring along a reader!

Yes, you read that right.

The GE Monogram Experience Center is typically only open to visits by architects, designers, contractors, and other home-industry professionals, so this will be a rare treat. GE will cover airfare (or mileage reimbursement if you are driving), hotel, meals and ground transportation in Louisville and a concierge will make your travel reservations so you don’t have to lift a finger.

My biggest challenge in the kitchen is prepping and serving quick and easy family dinners, without resorting to opening a box of mac n’ cheese…not that I’d ever do that (wink.) We need easy meal plans, but we need also need healthy meals. My husband and I are both in our 40s now and we need to keep up with two very active little girls.

Now, on to the fun part!

Would you like to join me next month for this Momsperience, hosted by GE? Simply leave a comment on this post about your biggest challenge in the kitchen.

For up to two additional entries (please come back to this original post and comment to let me know if you’ve taken either of these extra steps for an additional entry):

  • Tweet: I want to join @blondemomblog at the GE Momsperience in Louisville May 15-17
  • or “like” my Facebook fan page (if you haven’t already) and leave a comment on my Facebook page…and if you’re already a fan you can simply leave a comment on my blog Facebook page

I’ll draw a random winner from all eligible entries left by midnight CST Tuesday, April 19. Winner will have 24 hours to contact me after I have emailed them.

Good luck ya’ll!

p.s. Check out the cooking blog, All in Good Food, from the GE Monogram Experience Center.


  1. Busy Mom says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is the cooking part. The part where I have to start and finish.

  2. EG says:

    Meal planning, for sure. I have this cute meal calendar for a week, and I do the work and the shopping and the cooking. Then the next week I’m like, what the hell?!, I have to do this AGAIN? I mean, I want my family to eat, but it just keeps going!

  3. Kaye says:

    My biggest challenge lately – is how many will be at dinner each night. With older kids in the house – you never know if they will be home – or how many they will bring home. Doesn’t matter – everyone is always welcome in our kitchen. I just love to cook.

  4. kim/hormone-colored days says:

    We are currently living with my parents, so I guess my number 1 issue is not having control of my own kitchen. Number 2, assuming we find a house soon, will likely be updating a kitchen that hasn’t been touched since 1974.

  5. Leighann of D-Mom Blog says:

    My biggest challenge is finding where my husband puts things! He does the dishes at night (yay!), but when I start cooking dinner before he gets home I often can’t find where he’s put the cheese grater or the cutting board. When I organized the cabinets I told him to take a mental picture. He suggested I take an *actual* picture. I just might have to!

    My other challenge is finding the time and energy to cook something that isn’t frozen or from a box on weeknights. I’m tired at the end of the work day and sometimes just don’t have it in me.

  6. Tory Thompson says:

    My biggest challenge is cleaning up after myself. When I cook, I use what seems like every pan, every bowl, every spoon, every knife, every square inch of counter space…and then I have to mop the floor! But hey, go big or go home, that’s my motto!

  7. MargieK says:

    My biggest challenge is a husband with a poor sense of taste, who refuses to try new things, based solely on his perception of them!

    Lentils, barley, parsnips or any number of great veggies and he won’t try a one!

  8. Kristy says:

    My biggest challenge is convincing my girls that they can not have sandwiches and CHIPS (they mostly focus on the chips) for every meal, oh and getting them to eat vegetables and stopping them from dipping all meat in ketchup and…oh, i give up!

  9. Mary Bernard says:

    My biggest cooking challenge is two-fold: not enough time nor money. I enjoy cooking but would love more money to experiment with ingredients and recipes and more time to prepare food fresh from scratch.

  10. Janet Roe says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is cleaning up after I finish. I tend to be a messy cook and hate cleaning everything up after I have cooked.

  11. Jennifer says:

    My biggest challenge is a toss up between getting dinner on the table and cleaning up afterward. The 5 – 7 time frame is the busiest for us every day. I’m really thankful that I have a great husband that helps me get dinner on the table. I do all the planning and most of the cleanup.

  12. Jamie H says:

    Googled “GE Momsperience Giveaway” and came across your blog 🙂
    I have a hard time staying organized and mess free when I cook. I tend to get overwhelmed when I do too many things at once and then I make a complete mess!

  13. Tiffany says:

    By far the biggest challenge in our kitchen is keeping it clean. We only eat out 1-2 times each month, so we are cooking all the time in the kitchen. The problem with using your kitchen, though, is that it GETS DIRTY! I feel like we are constantly running loads of dishes. It is also really tough to get motivated to clean after you just spend 30 minutes preparing a meal…so often we let the dishes sit overnight. Which makes them even harder to clean…you see the vicious cycle.

  14. Tiffany says:

    Friended you and posted on Facebook. Not gonna lie…I REALLY want to win. But even if I don’t, I can’t wait to hear all about it from you and IDreamofClean (I follow her, too, and she’s going!).

  15. Magnolia Mom says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is time. I love cooking and making great “non-Hamburger Helper meals”, but finding time is the big glitch in that great plan. 🙂

  16. Desiree Glaze says:

    My biggest challenge is finding well-balanced meals everyone will like and eat– including my meat loving husband and my toddler, who is a self-decided vegetarian.

  17. Caren Drink says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is meal planning and intimidation. Meal planning is meal planning, and we all know thingsare better when we do it. But intimidation is tough for me. I wish I could just get over the hump of the same-old to try something new, but I always worry it wont turn out good. And my family isn’t even picky! I am sabotaging myself with the intimidation.

  18. Jen - Life With Levi says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is time. Between working full time and going to school part time in the evenings, it’s hard to find time to wait for water to boil or the oven to pre-heat so I can have a nutritious meal to put on the table for my family.

  19. Kristie says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is coming up with new ideas that are family friendly. I get tired of making the same things again and again!

  20. Busy Mom says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is the part between, “Uh, we gotta eat something” and loading the dishwasher.

    Other than that, it’s all good.

  21. Katie says:

    Honestly, I have many challenges in the kitchen, but I guess my biggest one would be time! I work F/T in the city so by the time I commute home on the “lovely” train, get my daughter at daycare, and finally fight our way through the rush hour traffic it’s after 6:30pm and we’re all starving. Some nights I just don’t feel like there’s enough to make a nice dinner. And yes, I’ve tried the old crockpot thang, but somehow I still manage to mess it up! LOL

    I’d love to go away w/ you on this trip. Thanks for the chance!! 🙂

  22. Meredith says:

    Just realized I was supposed to add my greatest challenge…following directions, obviously, while trying to cook (or type) with a baby in my arms! Which pretty much means I only cook things I already know how to do, and then, get stuck in a real rut.

  23. Jenn says:

    My greatest challenge in the kitchen? (I assume you mean besides the fact that I am so culinary challenged I have the ability to catch frozen vegetables on fire and need a manual to use any of my own appliances?) My kitchen is so small I have to leave to change my mind. And? I have a problem where my dishes reproduce when I put them in the sink. It’s the darndest thing. Put in one cup, the next day there are 4. Those are just a few of my kitchen challenges. We are what you would call “frenemies.”

    I would love to see what GE can do with a REAL kitchen and not the “hallway” they call my kitchen!

    I am already an fan and commented on FB.

  24. Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute says:

    Hi. Great opportunity. Thanks for sharing with your readers. Counter space is my biggest issue. It’s really tough when you want one of every appliance available. Also lighting. I need more and I also want it to be adjustable, bright for cooking, low for evening so the kitchens not dark, but also it needs to be green and energy efficient.

    Thanks for letting me add my 2 cents. Hugs…Tracy 🙂

  25. Jeri Dayle says:

    My biggest challenge in the kitchen is that it’s archaic—circa 1945. Imagine loving to cook, and having a family of foodies (including two vegetarians) yet working without a single counter or adequate prep surface. I end up doing things on a cutting board atop my stove–which means I have to clean the stove top 10x more than the average woman. Though spills, peels and plops prevail, I still love to cook.

  26. Sergey says:

    Привет! Хорошее здоровье будет если правильно кушать. Мы всей семьей много кушаем. Не хотим иметь лишний вес.

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