Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Barstools . . . and a giveaway!


Confirmed Winner - Carey

Do you ever have something surprising happen and think, "Wow! What a coincidence!" or "This must be fate!"? Recently, I had one of those moments. For our birthdays, Doc and I try to pick items we really want and/or need around the house. We're really pretty boring people and generally prefer practical gifts. Well, my birthday is coming up in March and I decided that I want . . . wait, let's make that NEED new bar stools! Our current chairs are not only ugly, but also very wobbly. The same week that I told my husband about my request, I received an email from CSN stores asking if I would like to do a review or giveaway on my blog. My flattered self was thrilled that someone found my blog and ready to review/giveaway. My rational self realized that I couldn't endorse a company I really didn't know much about. So, I spent a little time browsing the 200+ sites! Okay, I didn't actually browse them all, but I did look through several of the sites and was thrilled to find barstools that I LOVE. The only problem was that I have a really hard time using online swatches to order something that is going to be in my house. I tried that with a desk one time and the end result was disaster. Anyway, I called the CSR at allbarstools.com (one of the 200+ CSN stores) to see if it was possible to send me fabric samples so that I could actually compare them to my decor in person. The CSR I spoke to was very kind, helpful, and patient throughout our interaction. While I have not yet ordered the barstools, overall I have been impressed with the level of service I have received so far. Anyway, long story long (my inability to make any story short is definitely an inherited trait). I now feel ready and able to host my very first giveaway thanks to CSNstores.com.

So, here's the deal. I am giving away Wedgits. You may recall from my post here that I simply adore Wedgits. They are a fun and unique building toy that will keep your child (or maybe even you, if you're anything like me) entertained for hours. All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Go to CSNstores.com and browse the 200+ stores.
  2. Select the store that looks most interesting to you.
  3. Browse that specific store and pick one item that you'd love to have.
  4. Leave a comment here with the store name, and a link to the item you've found.
  5. Cross your fingers and hope that random.org selects your number.
This giveaway will end on 2/15/10 at 7:59pm EST. Good Luck!

*Note: I did not receive any products nor compensation for this post/giveaway. All opinions are my own.


  1. I like Every Space Heater.com. there is a flat panel heater with a remote that looks like it would work great and it is on sale, just my speed.

  2. http://www.csnstores.com/Space-Heaters-C218400.html'>http://www.csnstores.com/Space-Heaters-C218400.html'>http://www.csnstores.com/Space-Heaters-C218400.html
    here is the link. hope this works.

  3. I like the clean look of this bar. It is simple but still elegant. Great fit for entertaining


  4. I adore the 'Twinkle Living ZigZag Pillow in Seafoam' http://www.allmodern.com/Twinkle-Living-P01SW-TWL1228.html from ALLMODERN.Com.

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