We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give

It’s Monday! We all hate Monday! Well, I hate Monday!

But today? Today?! I love Monday. Just this once. Today at 8am sharp I became a real, official employee of my company! And effective tomorrow I will have health insurance! And as soon as my company purchased laptop arrives I get to work from the office really close to my house and save tons of money on gas!

Obviously, I am going to need a laptop messenger bag. Maybe like this one, isn’t it simply magnificent?

So, I am making a living again. But as the title says…I want to make a life. So I am going to have to give…

For you my wonderful and supportive friends, you who have been here for me through thick and thin, I want to giveaway a little something. How about $75 to spend at any CSN store? Sounds good right? I love CSN stores. I will have get some pictures of the awesome ceiling fan I got from there. And my cookie jar…..I digress so back to the giveaway.

How do you win this boon? Tis simple, you see, just go to any CSN store and look around, come back and leave me a comment on what you think you may splurge on if you win!

For a bonus entry: Follow @csnstores on twitter then tweet about this giveaway (and me @ladybugsgrama), leaving a comment with your tweet link.

And for five bonus entries, post about this giveaway on your blog, leaving a comment with the link to your post!

Be sure and leave a good, functional email with all your entries or I can’t contact you when you win! Winner will be chosen by http://www.random.org/ . Contest is open to U.S. and Canada readers only. Contest closes at midnight PST on Saturday February 5th. Good luck!

PS: Bonus extra entry if you comment with the total number of exclamation points I used in this post!

I received no compensation for this post, CSN Stores is providing the $75 certificate. All thoughts, new jobs, ceiling fan and cookie jar are mine…all mine.

And the winner is Debbie at SurburbanSanity! Congrats!


Unconscious Mutterings #46


I Can See Clearly Now…


  1. Oh wow they have too much to choose from! I’d love one of those flower greenhouses, but for edibles. I’ve been looking for a magazine rack for my bedroom and saw they had many to choose from. Then there’s the workout section! I’ve been wanting a kettlebell… And a rowing machine! But I’d need to win a BIG prize for that one… LOL!

  2. Marisa

    Great giveaway – I’m thinking we need a fresh set of sheets this Spring and I have my heart set on one of the Dwell Studio’s designs carried by CSN.

    Oh… and 12 “!” was my count!

  3. domestic diva

    I would get this blanket:

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. shala_darkstone

    Hi, if I won I might buy the Fangio Table Lamp in Antique Beige – 13012.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  5. shala_darkstone

    I follow @csnstores on twitter. Here’s my tweet – http://twitter.com/#!/shala_darkstone/status/32391516894789633

  6. I love CSN stores! I’ve had my eye on a pizza stone on their site for awhile. mmm…pizza.

  7. Oh my, I looked at their site and I would so use that to get anew futon mattress. When we firs tmoved in to our apartment we got a cheap little set and now, you can’t even siton it. You can feel all the springs come through. Ugh. lol.

  8. And this isn’t for an additional entry, i just wanted to say CONGRATS on the perm position. I know you’ve been wanting so bad and so long. I am o happy you will have insurance and I am so sure tha will take a major load off your back.

  9. aubreylaine

    I’d buy the Chilewich Table Runner 🙂

  10. I’d love to get a deep dish Le Creuset casserole dish.

  11. I would probably get the Cuisinart 12 cup programmable coffeemaker in black

  12. Liz M.

    Thanks for the giveaway! With $75, I would definitely treat myself to some new cookware! Maybe even a Le Creuset stock pot… Hmm…

  13. Liz M.

    And you used twelve exclamation marks! (It seemed like more, probably because most of them were in the first paragraph or two!) Can you tell I really, really want to win?

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