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Thursday, April 29, 2010

My First Giveaway

We have a winner - Audrey.

Congratulations. I'll be emailing you soon.

Thanks CSN Stores for the giveaway.

Remember how I love porch swings?  I'm celebrating spring and porches, and one of my readers will win a onetime $40 gift card from CSN Stores.

I'm excited to be offering this giveaway.  You can purchase anything from corner TV stands to bedding to pencils and pens.  If you want it, one of their stores has it, and many items have free shipping.  I covet free shipping.  Don't you?

Some of you know I was an interior designer before I plunged into the homeschooling world eleven years ago.  And I'm married to a carpenter (check My First Ever Cell Phone Conversation to see how we met).  So, I know a pretty piece of furniture when I see it.  I also know the dreaded I have a corner in my room I don't know what to do with, or the I wish there was a better place for my TV woes.

Check these out . . .

and these - which all fall in the $40 range . . .

Just a small samplin', with over 200 web based stores, CSN stores has got you covered.

Now, this is why the giveaway is in celebration of spring and porches.

No matter what the season, a porch can be an outdoor haven. Springtime, though, is when I get in the mood the heaviest to spruce up my porch.

Right now what I want is an outdoor rug. I really want a whole new floor on my porch, but since that ain't happening, a new rug will do. An outdoor rug.

When CSN Stores contacted me to do a giveaway the first thing I did was check out their site.  And there they were, outdoor items - at great prices.
These are my two favorite rugs.

Their rugs I like. They have a huge selection, every person's style at really good prices, and from companies I recognize and have used before on the job.
What's left - making up my mind.
Because I choose to stay home means there won't be a rug for every season, so I must be picky.

I'm not compensated, but because I like their stuff and am sure you will, I said yes to the giveaway.

Cue the confetti.

You can earn three chances to win.

All you have to do is comment on your favorite out of my two rug finalists and you're entered to win. Your choice won't matter, just your comment is your entry. My blog is not all that big, so your chances are excellent.

If you post about my giveaway on your site (which doesn't have to be a blog, you can use facebook, twitter, or email all your friends about it - don't forget to leave a link to the giveaway post) you get an extra entry. In your comment send me the link to you spreading the word about it and you're entered again.

And, if you grab my button and place it on your blog you get another entry.  Leave the link in the comment so I can check it out.  They say the third time is the charm.

You must have a valid email address to enter 'cause that's how CSN will contact you if you win.

The giveaway ends at midnight on Friday, May 7 and the winner will be chosen randomly.  I will post the winner on Saturday, May 8.

You can buy your own outdoor rug like mine or in a style such as this . . .


 or anything in between.
Like I said, you can choose anything.  They ship to Canada and the U.S.  Selected items have shipping charges and international fees will apply for Canadians.
Go on, play now.


Jennifer said...

I like the first one ... turquoise and brown. I'll try again to put your button on my blog but last time I tried, it wouldn't work.

Greg and Donna said...

I like the blue and green...very tropically!

Greg and Donna said...

Go on my blog and see if the button showed up...from my end, I just see the html code but no button. I have tried twice and can't get it to work. And when I get home...please show me how to make a button. I would love to have one on the blog.

Penny said...

They both look like you, but the blue and green looks more like you than the other one.

Jennifer said...

Okay ... I got the button added ... I had been trying to add it as a html code instead of a picture.

I'm with Donna ... I want to know how to make one of my own!

rutledgeramblings said...

I'm with Jennifer - I love the turquoise & brown one! I have tried putting your button on as well, but couldn't get it to work :( I do have you listed in "blogs I follow" and "favorite links"!

KTElltt said...

Going with Jennifer and Stephanie -- the brown and turquoise. Chocolate brown is amongst my favorite colors, plus it's a bit more versatile, in my opinion. Gonna work on posting your button later. About to go on a day trip!

Audrey King said...

I love the Brown and Turquoise! I don't have a blog, so I can't post it.. :(

Anonymous said...

Free give aways!! Yeah I like the turquoise one. I love the new blog background.

Anonymous said...

Marie, I like the turquoise and brown rug. (Thank you to Jennifer for telling me that it was turquoise!) The other one probably looks like "you" more, but since our tastes have always been somewhat different, it figures that I would like the brown. Plus(and this is the main reason), the brown wouldn't show dirt as much. This comes from someone with a dog, cat, and four kids. Not showing dirt is VERY important to me. It is how Stephen and I chose our carpet for the stairs.
By the way, can Rachel participate in the giveway? She's 17; is that old enough?
I don't have a blog, so I won't get that entry, and I will only get the other entry if I can talk Rachel into facebook-ing for me. You know me--computer illiterate AND stubborn about it!!
Love you,

Anonymous said...

I like the turquoise and brown myself.

Off the subject of rugs, but Caden LOVES "What the Word Wednesdays" (:


shelby said...

Yay my first comment as a blogger! I don't know if I am allowed to enter the givway but I am going to comment anyway. I like the blue and green one! It's bright!

Rie said...

Nah Shelby, you are not allowed to enter! But your opinion matters.

You don't count but I love you for trying! Mama

carmen said...

I'm not a huge fan of lime green, so i would pick the first rug--the blue and black. it is really pretty!

carmensechristjunk at gmail dot com

carmen said...

I twittered: http://twitter.com/atlantagalknows/status/13550486583

carmensechristjunk at gmail dot com


Drawing of me losing my cool courtesy of budding artist, Izzy.

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