Saturday, February 26, 2011

$60 CSN Stores Giveaway {as promised!!}

I spend a decent amount of time on the computer. So I really need some office furniture that is going to stand the test of time {and extensive use!!}. Well, CSN Stores has you covered! 

I love these: 

Woodbridge Home Designs Corner Office Series Series Desk Set in White

                  $684. 60 with Free Shipping

Ameriwood Altra Bookcase with Sliding Glass Doors in High Gloss White

$199. 00 with Free Shipping

I have a metal desk that works for now...but eventually, I am going to need to upgrade. And my tiny 3 shelf bookcase is just not cutting it for books and computer supplies. With great variety, prices, and tons of products that have free shipping {Place an order over $70 and you get free shipping} you can't go wrong with CSN Stores! 

Now, for the good part! A GIVEAWAY! For...a $60 CSN STORES Gift Certificate!

Mandatory Entry: Head over to Office Furniture and tell me one product you would love to buy if you won {you do not have to buy what you say here, you will be able to order anything you want with the gift code!}. This must be done or you will not be eligible to win. 

Extra Entires: {worth 1 extra unless otherwise stated}

1. Follow my blog publicly via GFC or Blogger  
2. Subscribe to my blog via reader/rss feed
3. Put my button on your blog and leave me the link to your blog
4. Friend me on Facebook
5. Follow me on Twitter 
6. Tweet the contest {feel free to use the one below}
RT @ {$60 CSN Stores } @CSNStores Ends 3/16 *US and Canada only*
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This giveaway will end March 16th at 8 pm EST. Open to US and Canada only please.  Winner will be posted on the blog in a separate post and emailed. Winner will have 72 hours to respond to email or another winner will be chosen.  

Disclosure: All opinions in this post are mine and not influenced by the sponsor in any way. I was not compensated for this post in any way other then to be happy to offer my readers a giveaway. 


The Fabulous Friday 5

Starting on Fridays, I am going to list 5 awesome {errr....I mean, FABULOUS!}giveaways that I found that I am entering...and think you all might like to enter as well. So, by all means, enter them all if you want! 

I have been wanting an e-Reader for awhile now. I have one in mind...and while this is not it, I would definitely be happy with it if I won it!! Tesa is reviewing and giving away this Kobo Wireless e-Reader on her blog 2 Wired 2 Tired.
Kobo Wireless eReader Review

$139 Retail Value. 
Ends Saturday, March 5th at 11:59 pm EST
Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

While, I don't need this safety gate, my step-daughter will need in August when she has her first little one. And of course...I would love to win if for her, to help cut baby-gear costs. Ohh...and to top it all off, there is a $50 American Express gift card to go with it!

Munchkin Safety Gate and $50 American Express gift card
Ends Friday, March 11th 

I love CSN Stores! They have a ton of great stuff...and I really like that they usually have free shipping on a lot of their products. I em entering this giveaway for a $70 CSN Stores gift certificate.

CSN Stores

Ends March 5th 

I enjoy going out to eat once in awhile. I have not been to Chili's in a long time. So I would love to win this $20 gift card.

Ends Tuesday, March 22nd


My 3 year old always needs something to drink in the car for when we take his dad to work. But, I hate having to buy him a drink every time we go out so straw cup would be the perfect thing for him to have juice or water in!

Ends March 5th 
Open: Worldwide

OKay, so there the Fabulous Friday Five I have chosen! Get to entering!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Fill in the Blank Friday!

I have never done one of these before...but it looked like fun, so I though I would join!  You can check out the hosts {Lauren} answers and join the fun at the little things we do. Here are my answers!

1.   I am currently obsessed with       OWLS. They are just so cute and bookish. I love their big eyes and little beaks. Adorable. Seriously contemplating doing the nursery of our next child {when we have another that is!!} all OWLS!!

2.  Today I am   elated    because,   my mom and her boyfriend are leaving for vacation which means Andy, Lawson and I get to house sit and it will be nice a quiet and relaxing without them here....selfish, I know. 

3.  The age I am is    24     and the age I feel is   probably more like 35. I guess it's because we financial struggles and family issues {like a lot of people I assume} and it really stresses me out. It seems like everyone else has it all figured out and we...well, don't.

4.  My favorite place is    in in Andy's arms. Simple as that.  Oh...and wherever Lawson is. :)

5.  Something I have been procrastinating is    paying off my debt...the bane of my existence and the reason for my answer to question #3.

6.  The last thing I purchased was      a birthday gift for a birthday party we are going to tomorrow...yay for BARBIES!! .

7.  The thing I love most about my home is     the natural  light from the big's bright and comforting. I don't like homes that are too dark and blah. I love that when the sun set's it casts a really nice glow on the house and illuminates the living room and the bedrooms. It's eerie but soothing at the same time....if that is possible! 

That was fun! 

Friday, February 18, 2011

Review: EcoMom and Melissa & Doug Jumbo Numbers Puzzle

I love getting fun and educational toys for my 3 year old. I like them to be bright and cheery...but without all the noise. I like them to educate without being boring. I want them to hold his interest. 
Melissa& Doug Jumbo Numbers Puzzle
With that being said, I recently was given the chance to review a Melissa and Doug  Jumbo Numbers Puzzle provided to me by EcoMom. Check it out: 

As soon as I opened the box, my son was asking if the puzzle was for him. He was so happy when I said yes. I tore off the wrap, and he was off with the puzzle. He immediately started counting out loud. Then he preceded to take all the puzzle pieces off the board and then started matching them and putting them back in place. He was naming the animals and counting them. I helped him out by showing him that there were five giraffes and that was were the number 5 went, etc.
  I love that the pieces to the puzzles are thick and chunky..great for little hands. They are not going to break easily. They are super easy to put in there respective places on the puzzle board...not too tight or too loose.  I also like that the board it's self is sturdy and not going to break easily if thrown...yep, my son has already tossed the board around quite a bit!
Overall: I LOVE THIS PUZZLE!! It is lovely to look at and I had fun helping my little guy with it.

The price is very reasonable too. $20.00. You can order it here.

And for your ordering pleasure: 15% off promotional code: SBBL730
Expires: 2/28/11
Also, when you spend $50 or more, you get FREE SHIPPING!!

Connect with EcoMom:

And remember, EcoMom doesn't just have toys. They also carry baby food, cloth diapers, eco-conscious clothing, bath and body products, and so much more! You really should take a look at when they have to offer!

Thanks so much to Sarah at Ecomom for allowing me to do this review! I really appreciate it and hope to do more in the future!  {side note: I have not posted any pictures of my son playing with his puzzle yet. I will update this post when I am using my own computer again with the photos that I have. Thanks!}


Disclosure: I received this product {via Ecomom} for the sole purpose of reviewing it and providing my honest opinions on the said product. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions stated are my own and were not influenced in any way.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

eyes on the prize

There are not too many movies that I have seen that could watch everyday....but there is definitely one. 

Green Card
Andie MacDowell and Gerard Depardieu

There is a song at the end of the movie {and the beginning of the credits} that really sums up the way I have been feeling lately and with how my life has been going. It's sung by the Emmaus Group Singers and it's called "Eyes On The Prize". Here are the lyrics. 

Last night I had a dream,
About a home that was so bright,
I don’t know why,
It has to be a dream.
Why can’t I,
Where will I,
God help me,
Help me find a home.
Just keep your eyes on the prize,
Don’t be dismayed,
Don’t be dismayed.
Deep in your heart,
You must believe:
Everything is gonna be alright,
Everything is gonna be alright,
Everything is gonna be alright someday!
Sometimes it’s hard,
Sometimes it’s cold.
Sometimes I’m in,
Sometimes I’m out.
No! I haven’t had much to eat,
Lord knows I haven’t had much sleep!
So keep your eyes on the prize,
Don’t be dismayed,
Don’t be dismayed.
Deep in your heart,
You must believe:
Everything is gonna be alright,
Everything is gonna be alright,
Everything is gonna be alright someday!
We shall overcome
We shall overcome.
Everything is gonna be alright,