Thursday, July 15, 2010

Vanity, Thy Name Is... (CSN Stores Giveaway!)

If you've been reading our little blog for a while, you may know that my daughter Kate's first birthday is coming up this weekend.  And last weekend, she started toddling around the house - walking short distances in steady, measured paces.  I confess to be taken aback by all the very hard-to-ignore evidence of her growth.  She is, after all, my baby, and I rather love this time of her life - all sweet and roly-poly huggable-ness (yes, that is a word.  I'm of the school of thought that believes language should be descriptive, not prescriptive.  ^_-).  The fact that she's becoming a toddler, right before my eyes, is well...a little, just a teeny-tiny bit...sad.

Still, there are things to look forward to, including the eventual removal of baby furniture - specifically the changing table that is currently housed in my bedroom (it's a long story).  I have a fantasy of someday replacing that with a vanity table.  Somewhere to store my (growing) collection of accessories and where I can apply my makeup in the mornings....


I admit to being unduly swayed by the photos of Ashley's amazing bedroom on her blog yesterday...not to mention a ton of Amber's photos are taken at her vanity table...

Anyway, here's some exciting news!  We were contacted by CSN Stores to do a giveaway, and one lucky reader will receive $60 gift certificate to spend in any of their online stores!!!  Some details - this giveaway is only open to U.S. and Canadian residents (sorry to our other international readers!).  If you're Canadian and you win this giveaway, please keep in mind that there may be international shipping fees.  Here's how to enter.

To be included in the drawing for this giveaway, this is what you have to do:

1) Be a public follower of our blog, and
2) leave a comment with your name and or Blogger ID and an initial (in our last giveaway, there were a lot of common names, e.g. Sarah or Yvonne, and it was hard to distinguish one from another.  Please leave us a way of knowing you from any other entrants, to avoid confusion).

To get extra entries (up to 2 more!) you can

3) blog about this giveaway on your blog, and leave a comment with the link, and/or
4) tweet about the giveaway, with an @raphaela235 or @kathrynshops, and leave a comment telling us you did.

On July 30th, we'll do a random drawing from the entries and we'll send the prize out to the lucky winner! Just a note - please don't leave your email in the comments. We want to help you protect your contact information. When we draw the name and number of the winner, we'll post it on our blog on July 31, 2010, along with directions for that winner to contact us. If for some reason, the winner doesn't get in touch with us within 48 hours, we'll redraw, and announce a new winner, etc.

Good luck to everyone!

***This giveaway entry period has closed.  Thanks for your interest!***

49 comments:

  1. Thanks for the lovely giveaway, ladies and CSN - I'm in!

    respecttheshoes(at)live.com

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  2. Thanks for another awesome giveaway, Carol and Kathryn!

    I'm Lyzi R @ elizabethgreen at gmail dot com!

    :)

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  3. I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

    --Cindy H

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  4. Yay! I'm Liz S.

    Thanks!

    travelinggirlwithdog.blogspot.com

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  5. Ooh. Never heard that I had a "common" name before. I follow & I'm Yvonne S.

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  6. This would go perfect with my new house ;)

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  7. I'm a follower! :) As you know.

    Oh yeah and I've been looking for a vanity so badly because our new bedroom at the house is ginormous compared to the one we had at our last condo. So I need something to fill it up.

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  8. I'm a follower. kvg 323 at gmail dot com

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  9. I also don't think anyone else is nicknamed "fawn" ;) Thanks for a chance at such an awesome prize! (email in profile)

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  10. perfect! i love csn and have my eye on a couple things^^

    I am a follower also :)

    katie. s

    kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

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  11. Nickname: J. Strip! Because my last name is Stripling- Easy to remember. haha

    I'm linking this giveaway in my sidebar! Here: http://prettyface59.blogspot.com/

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  12. Of course I'm a follower :)

    Sara-youmeandanthropologie.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm a follower! CSN has such great stuff.
    Tsujessicalaw

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  14. I'm already a follower! Thanks for another great giveaway! :)

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  15. I'm a follower! My name is Toni. Email mspinkivy1908@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  16. I am a follower of your fabulous blog!!!

    Emily M.
    emmajo317(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. Yeah!! I am a follower! This blog is AWESOME!!!

    Kel E.
    kelwood9@gmail.com

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  18. Hi Ladies! You know that I am a follower (I love your blog!). Thanks for the sweet bedroom comment. How gorgeous is that vanity BTW. Anyway, my email is ashammon@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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  19. thanks for holding this amazing giveaway!

    -Alain W.

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  20. Just blogged about the giveaway. Hehehe.

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  21. Hi Ladies,
    Thank you so much for hosting this give-away!
    I am a devoted follower, and I posted about you on my (very humble and somewhat lame) blog.

    http://ifyouloveitliveit.blogspot.com/2010/07/csn-card-give-away-at-in-pursuit.html

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  22. Hey ladies
    How nice of you to offer this giveaway. I am a loyal follower!
    Meghan C

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  23. Wonderful contest. I'm Saya M.

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  24. I'm a follower. Susan G from Chicago :)

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  25. I am a follower! :)

    willowlux at yahoo.com

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  26. Thanks Carol and Kathryn and CSN!! Great giveaway!

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  27. What an exciting giveaway! I am following you would love to enter! :) Initials: N.N.H.

    Natasha xoxo
    http://poshxoxo.blogspot.com

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  28. I am a follower, and I suppose I have a pretty common name so let my id be (HeartnSoulmom)

    My email is in my profile.

    Thanks ladies for the opportunity to enter.

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  29. Tweet

    http://twitter.com/HeartnSoulmom/status/18888765871

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  30. Hi! I am a public follower and would love to win!

    Jesspgh at gmail dot com

    thanks for this!

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  31. I'm a follower. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  32. I'm a follwer! this is an exciting giveaway!

    pinitaherrera@gmail.com

    R. Herrera

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  33. I would like to enter. I'm a follower.

    http://vickysdailyfashion.blogspot.com

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  34. FYI, I also blogged about your wonderful giveaway here: http://respecttheshoes.blogspot.com/2010/07/other-peoples-blogs.html

    Thanks!

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  36. I'm a follower.
    Debbie @Suburb Sanity.

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  37. Tweeted here: http://twitter.com/suburbsanity/status/19368438833
    Debbie @ Suburb Sanity.

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  38. I'm a follower via GFC.
    Nedra L.

    nlytle@gmx.com

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  39. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/Thecaptncoupon/status/19370717891

    nlytle@gmx.com

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  40. I am your newest follower (PetiteLittleGirl.com). Thanks for hosting the giveaway
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    Last day to enter my giveaway for a beautiful necklace at PetiteLittleGirl.com

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  41. I'm following you! Thanks!
    - Carmen S.

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  42. $60 to CSN! I could get a lot of great things with that...I'm a follower!

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  43. Thanks for hosting the giveaway! I'm a follower pennypinchingpixie!

    Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  44. Thanks for the chance to win this -- CSN has some awesome stuff! And I am a follower
    Krissie P.
    CalifKitties (AT) aol.com

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  45. I posted this giveaway on my Blog
    http://kristysstuff.blogspot.com/p/csn-contests.html
    Krissie P.
    CalifKitties {at} AOL.COM

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