Monday, June 28, 2010

to giveaway or not to giveaway

I have been approached to offer my first ever give-a-way (said in a big announcer voice). I'm a little excited and nervous to do this. So, like life, I am plunging in and just doing it. Ready?

CSN has offered to sponsor a giveaway for my blog!! Not familiar with CSN? Well, they are a huge online group of over 200+ specialized stores that sells a variety of home goods. There is a current article in this months Better Homes and Garden talking about a fabulous home makeover where the wife of the owner of CSN stores was challenged to decorate her home from his websites. She did a great job. 

Maybe you are in need of a sleeper sofa or other large piece of furniture - well CSN has it! Personally, I love the products that are offered and I love Palliser Dane Leather Sleeper. They also have stores for cookware, fitness equipment, baby and pet products, office supplies and more. Basically, anything and everything! And, for one lucky reader of "My travels with 4 kids" a $40 gift certificate to any CSN store could be yours!! Just check out some of these items you could pick for under $40:

  Some prints from The Wall Art Store: 

or bowls from Accent Furniture Direct:

or cute carry on bags for all that travel we do from 

What ever you want/need, CSN stores are going to have it.

So, how can you win this fabulous $40 gift certificate?

Rules (there are always rules, but I'll keep them simple):
This giveaway is for U.S. and Canadian residents only (though I don't know why). Please be aware that there may be shipping charges (though most everything has free shipping) or in the case of Canadian residents, international fees, for certain products.  This gift certificate is only for $40. You are free to spend more, but that will be on your dime (not mine).

How to enter this great giveaway:
1. Mandatory entry: You must be a follower and/or subscriber of my blog to enter this giveaway. See all those cool people on the upper right hand side under the title "followers"? You want to be one of them. So click the little follow button, leave a comment telling me that you follow my blog, and you're automatically entered!  

2. Want to increase your chances of winning? Here are two more ways to get an entry:
- Blog about this giveaway. Leave a comment indicating that you've done so and post the link in a comment for me to see!
 - Tell me which sleeper sofa you would love in your own home.

That's it!! So simple. Follow me and blog about this giveaway with a link back or tell me which one you love. That's three (3) possible entries to win this gift certificate.  I will use to generate the winning comment number. Good luck and I hope you enjoy this giveaway!

Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry. You have until Wednesday, July 7, by midnight Pacific Standard Time to enter. I will announce the winner of Thursday, July 8th.

Be sure to tell a friend!


  1. Yay, good for you! Did they send you the Rachel Ray cookware from my give away?

  2. Am I in? You know I follow your blog. Love it!

  3. I'd love to win and love your blog, but alas I'm in Australia.

  4. I'm a new follower and would love to win.


  5. I'm following you and would love to win!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

  6. I love this sleeper sofa Wildon Home Jetson Convertible Sofa (

    Very posh and modern!

    junkforcarmen at gmail dot com

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