Sunday, July 4, 2010

a giveaway, open comments, furniture and a homecoming...

The smell of gunpowder is in the air ... it must be the Fourth of July. We have no flag cake to eat, no homemade ice cream and no fireworks, but anticipation is in the air. Bridget returns from the California Santa Rosa Mission after 18 months and 3 weeks. We can hardly wait.

Just a few issues that need to be resolved... Bridget's bedroom is empty. Remember when I sold my house and bought a new house and then didn't sell my house and didn't buy a new house? I gave her bedroom away. All of it.

Which brings me to my mission of the day, and yes, the use of that word was purposeful.

CSN Stores. I found them searching for dining room solutions. That's a story in and of itself. Ever make a mistake purchasing furniture? Let's just say when someone puts a glass down on my table I have heart palpitations. What good is that?

After investigating all the dining room solutions CSN had to offer I was easily distracted . . . I saw this Cuisinart ice cream maker I've been investigating and the be-all-end-all of cookware, Le Creuset.

I'm having a giveaway for a $50 gift certificate that can be used at any CSN store. If you want to use your gift certificate to buy that awesome cherry red piece of Le Creuset you can, or you can use it for something else. Your choice. For a list of the 200 plus CSN stores, see here. Leave me a comment and you're entered.

The giveaway starts today, July 4th and ends on Friday, July 16th at 11 a.m. PST. A winner will be chosen (that random number generator thing) and you'll receive your $50 gift certificate via your email address directly from CSN stores. This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada. Thanks to CSN Stores for offering this giveaway.

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34 comments:

Bridget said...

Does 1st to comment mean winner? If so, I am it. Yea!

Great news that your Bridget is about home!

Patti said...

Hi Bridget...

You're already a winner in my book, but maybe your name will be chosen. Did you look at the cookware? Most of it ships free!

Good luck.

tsue said...

Despite the house drama, at least you get to go SHOPPING!

Thanks for the opportunity!
tsue1136 at yahoo dot com

Papa said...

So you need some bedroom furniture for Bridie?

Awesome!

Lisa said...

Count me in.

Cheryl said...

I have dreams at night of owning my first piece on Le Crueset. LOL One day I shall. Thanks for the opportunity to enter my name.

Kimberley B said...

CSN stores are great and I would use the certificate to purchase a great outdoor carpet like the Sawgrass Mills Sparkler Green one that they have!

Thanks for the contest opportunity!

kimbail (at) rogers (dot) com

Jessie said...

Sounds like you have some fun shopping in your future!

No homeade ice cream for us either. Big bummer!

Jessie said...

I forgot the m in "homemade". Can you tell one of my kids (LUCY) woke me up way to early?

Amber said...

how exciting!
oh and exciting about bridget! :)

Shae said...

No homemade ice cream here either but I did make a fresh strawberry granita with whipped cream and blueberries. Sometimes I actually miss my grandma's hand cranked ice cream maker.

So happy Bridget is coming home!

Domestic Diva said...

I'd get a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

cm2e said...

A whole new venue! Who knew?

Caitlin said...

There isn't much I wouldn't do for that Le Creuset...

Stephanie said...

I would love to win and put this twoards the Wildon Home Kabini Cre'me 8 Piece Comforter Set
thegrants(at)live(dot)com

Kristee said...

I DID make homemade ice cream & a flag cake & I counted out 50 perfect blueberries & the strawberries were amazing. I could have won a magazine cover forSURE. I also got a giant glass thing & etched patriotic words in it & put red, white & blue M&M's & layers of coolwhip & oreos & a white confetti cake w/only red white & blue sprinkles. I also packed up the family w/tons of incredible treats & we picniced for hours @ lake las vegas & met tons of other really crafty & down to eath moms like me! & i've lost 21 lbs in 4 weeks. I just keep waking up skinnier & skinnier! But I still want that thing your trying to pawn on here. Thanks

Jen Rose said...

I'm thinking this might make me want to cook more. maybe?? Thanks!

Mom and Dad said...

Oh, Patti, that is good, but what about a Lunn visit to MA?!
:)

Melissa said...

Yes please! And does this mean we can look forward to open comments from now on? (Fingers crossed!)

Patti said...

Kristee, extra glad I know you today.

Patti said...

To my friend Dottie LaPierre . . . soon. Very soon.

rychelle said...

oh la la, le crueset!

Becca said...

oooh le cruset! I covet some

ellen said...

I would love to win!

Candace said...

Count me in too....I know I could easily spend this!

Let us know when Bridget reports!

Glogirl said...

CSN stores have everything! A great place for one-stop shopping.

(e-mail is in profile)

Chantre said...

Can't wait to see the new furniture, but I am especially excited about your newly returned daughter! YAY!

cameron & lauren said...

enter me into this contest. please and thank you.

Debbie said...

I so love CSN! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

Pixie said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! please count me in!

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for the chance!

EMSFS said...

I love CSN stores - they have so much to choose from - count me in- Thanks!
emsfsemsfs(at)gmail.com

Wehaf said...

Ooh, I'd get a waffle maker!

urchiken at gmail dot com

DG said...

I would love to use this to get the emile henry pink pie dish for my mom! :)

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com