Monday, July 26, 2010

Make your bedroom a sanctuary

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I recently was cat-sitting for a friend and stayed in their apartment for a few days. The best part (other than some kitty love) was their bedroom. I didn't realize how soothing a bedroom could be! They had a wonderful mattress, beautiful queen sleigh bed, and matching dark wood armoire and dresser. They even had a miniature waterfall with a buddha in it! I haven't slept so well in years. My bedroom is filled with papers, books, old second-hand furniture and whatever else I can't find room for. I've been inspired to do some cleaning and upgrades.

I decided that it was time to start looking for some new bedroom furniture sets. I got some great ideas for what I want to do from the site They are part of the 200+ stores of CSN, and I'm lucky enough to be able to sponsor a GIVEAWAY for a $40 gift certificate so you can start working on upgrades to your own bedroom sanctuary!

You might want to use the cash towards a new rug, like this beautiful one by Calvin Klein:

Or maybe you want to splurge on a new armoire like the one at my friends' apartment:

The cool thing about is that they have all the basics like beds, futons, headboards, and dressers, but also accessories like cute bed benches and lamps.

If you want to enter to win this wonderful $40 gift certificate to buy bedroom furniture or anything else from the many CSN stores, all you have to do is post a comment that answers this question:

What item at would help you make your bedroom into a sanctuary?

I'll keep this contest open until 9am EST on Saturday, August 7th.
The contest is open to residents of the US and Canada, but please know that you might have to pay shipping if you win and live in Canada. Please one entry per person or household. Thanks!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

csn stores?

I got an email a while back from someone at CSN stores about a giveaway, but they never followed up. I have seen a bunch of them around lately, so I'm going to try to get one set up again. Wish me luck-- we might just have my first giveaway soon!

publix mayo sale

This week Publix has their kraft mayo on sale for 2 dollars. I was just there and saw that the small jars of mayo also had a coupon for .50 off, which is doubled to 1.00. That means the mayo is just one dollar. YMMV