some trivial information and A GIVEAWAY!!!

CSN Stores has offered to give away a $35.00 gift certificate to someone who comments on this post!  Did you receive a trip for Christmas, and need some new suitcases to take along?  Visit their luggage stores!  Or maybe you didn't receive everything on your list, and would like to do a little more shopping for yourself!  You're in luck!  You can find pretty much anything you could ever want at CSN!

To enter, just leave up to three comments on this post.  Each comment will be counted as an entry.  Tell me your favorite beauty product.  Your favorite song.  What color socks you're wearing.  Your favorite Christmas gift.  Anything!

I'll start. 

1- Do yourself a favor and google "cold pressed castor oil."  After you read about it and the multitude of benefits that come along with it, try to stop yourself from hightailing it to the skincare aisle of the nearest Whole Foods and buying their entire stock.  Seriously.  Your life, your skin, and your beauty routine will never be the same again.  It's a miracle in an eight ounce plastic bottle.

2- I have a habit of picking two or three songs that I enjoy and then playing them over and over and over again for weeks (okay-sometimes months) until I have completely worn them out.  Currently my three song rotation is made up of Felt Good on My Lips by Tim McGraw, Same Old Lang Syne by Dan Fogelberg, and Bottoms Up by Trey Songz.  I believe that's what you would call "all across the board," and I can only imagine how Mr. McGraw and Mr. Fogelberg would feel about being grouped together with Mr. Songz.  I offer them my sincerest apologies.

Okay, this giveaway will be open until Saturday night at 11:59 pm.  I hesitate to say "midnight on Saturday" because does that mean Friday into Saturday or Saturday into Sunday?  OH THE CONFUSION.

Alright, go!  And good luck!

*CSN Stores only ships to Canada and the US, and there may be international shipping charges in the case of Canadian addresses!  So keep that in mind!

**Bonus points if you comment and let me know that I am not alone in my love of Mr. Songz and his fine musical stylings.

***Just kidding about **.

Comments

katychick said…
i now follow you gfc and i want to buy my son teh red plasma car for his b-day...
my favorite flower is stargazer lillies
katychick said…
Miracles do happen and they happen more than ONCE...

i had 5 miscarriages- the doctors all said - bad luck...we kept trying and now i have a 1 year old and a 2 year old...i just like to say my story- in case someone else is having a hard time getting or staying pregnant..

and i love csn

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katychick said…
and for my last post...it pouring down outside and i hope the lights dont go off- i'm at work and no flash light and ugh
tcogbill at live dot com

oh and i love csn
Marie said…
Ooh! I would love some new luggage! That would be an excellent post-Christmas gift.

I would like to share that a few years ago, we were opening presents at my grandma's house when the chimney caught on fire (she hadn't had the chminey cleaned in years, apparently)...we had to call the fire department and they sent an ambulance, two police cars, and three fire trucks. They put it out quickly and no one and nothing was harmed. The firefighters didn't even track snow onto my grandma's carpet. So, it was just a memorable Christmas Eve. Christmases with my family after that have not been as dramatic, but we are ok with that. :-)
Marie said…
I am looking forward to a couple of parties on New Year's Eve and I think 2011 will be a great year, but in some ways I always find it to be such an anti-climactic holiday. All that waiting up for a 10 second ball drop?! It reminds me of high school graduation - all those years of hard work, and it took about 30 seconds to walk across the stage to receive my diploma.

Does anyone else feel the same way? If not, how do you make these moments really feel momentous?
Megan said…
I just stumbled across your blog and it is SO precious! I do the same things with songs! Lately, I have been listening to the new Taylor Swift album on repeat. I'm glad I stopped in!!
suburban prep said…
CSN is such a great site.
I have to say that when I have been on their site I have lost track of time. There is so much to look at.
As for things that I received at Christmas I really wasn't in need of much but I still would love a pair of leather boots.
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suburban prep said…
I love Philosophy Hope in A Jar moisturizer. It works so well. I actually was using it sparingly until I was able to recently get a new jar of this "stuff".
Nikki said…
I love CSN! I've had my eye on a few light fixtures from there.

My favorite "new" beauty product is bare escentuals. I can't believe I lived without for so long! And my old standby is Nivea moisturizer. Just like my Mama.
nicole ...given said…
i love all the *** at the end haha
I really like your blog. It's super cute! so I guess this is my first entrance in the contest!

~Kathryn
And here's my second: my favorite song is quite possibly "Living on Tulsa Time". Because I love Tulsa! (-:

~Kathryn
And my third and final post.... I'm not wearing socks. (-:

~Kathryn
Sara said…
I totally checked out cold pressed castor oil. It seems like pretty amazing stuff!
Rachel Leigh said…
Hey- thanks for the super sweet comment on my blog! Your blog is so cute and I can't wait to follow it more! Take care and have a blessed New Year!
Rachel
www.growinguprodgers.blogspot.com
Domestic Diva said…
I like coconut oil as a beauty product.
Domestic Diva said…
I just looked at castor oil. Wow! I may have to incorporate that.
Domestic Diva said…
Right now I have a cup of hot tea and a bar of dark chocolate here with me. Does it get any better? Yum!
Baby Sister said…
Consider me in for the running!!
Baby Sister said…
I'm wearing purple polk-a-dot socks
Baby Sister said…
My favorite movie...that is hard. ONE of my favorites is Lord of the Rings.
Jamie Lane said…
Oh! This is a fun idea! I already like it and I haven't even finished typing the first comment ye-
Jamie Lane said…
I do the same thing with songs. The three I can't stop listening to on repeat:

-"Finch On Saturday" by Horse Feathers
-"Before You Go" and...
-"Clementine" by Sarah Jaffe

I got them from thimbles & things blog...she always introduces me to such great music. :)
Jamie Lane said…
I'll have you know I can rap Nikki's part in Bottoms Up word for word. :) Pretty fly for a white guy? Well, yeah, I am.
Julianna said…
Oh MY! I love "Felt Good on My Lips", and I love "Grenade" by Bruno Mars... Hm, to make my comment a little more interesting, I got some black sparkly TOMS for Christmas, and that MAY be my favorite gift!! I may need to try that castor oil.!
Ashley said…
I love csn! I would love to get a magic bullet.

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Ashley said…
My favorite gift this Christmas was my Kindle!

hewella1 at gmail dot com
Teenage Bride said…
Hi there! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, now I can have the pleasure of reading yours!!!
Sara said…
Here's my second comment, lol, I wanted to spread them out. My current favorite music is the new Taylor Swift CD and of course Black Eyed Peas!
Kristin said…
I have always wanted to win a CSN giveaway!
Kristin said…
I am soooooo tired! Bed early for me!
Things to Do said…
My favorite palindrome is racecar.
Things to Do said…
I refuse to turn on the heater in my place so I spend a lot of time rocking fingerless gloves while inside.
Things to Do said…
Final comment: I am absolutely obsessed with angry birds. I cannot stop playing it. And I do a great imitation of the noises.

Great giveaway and thanks for sharing!
I'm AE Jones said…
1. I'm a newcomer to your blog - I love it!
I'm AE Jones said…
My favorite movie is You've Got Mail - I'm also watching it right now.
I'm AE Jones said…
I work for a publishing house and LOVE books.
Perfect Peace said…
Just looked up the Castor Oil... how interesting! I might have to check that out!
Perfect Peace said…
One of the song I have "on rotation" (alright, basically just in repeat) is Dream by Pricilla Ahn. It's so pretty!
Perfect Peace said…
And hey! I'm sitting on my best friend's bed. She also loves your blog! How fun :)
Alisha said…
Thanks for the encouraging post!! The scrapbook idea sounds SO cute. I might just have to do that with all the photos after I've taken then all. Another project for 2012 LOL. Thanks for the great idea :)
Sara said…
Here's my third comment (just keeping track for you lol!). My favorite Xmas present was the GB Ryan Grant jersey I got and the Crayola Crayon maker!
Sarah said…
I have been on the hunt for the perfect skinny jeans that hug in all the right places and don't make my knees look like jelly rolls and by golly, PacSun had then!!! (BR also has a pretty awesome pair of jeggings!) I literally danced in the dressing room!! Eek! Perfect!
Sarah said…
For anyone in a serious relationship(or if you just want to know your "Love Language") check out the book "The 5 Love Languages" (http://www.5lovelanguages.com/learn-the-languages/the-five-love-languages/)! It is amazing and sometimes quite surprising. My husband and I learned that our primarily love languages are different and that we were loving each other in our love language, not the other one's love language. Since this finding, we have been working on loving each other how the other would like to be loved! I'm a "quality time" kind of girl and he is an "affirmation" kind of guy. Two very different love languages, but both amazing in their own special way! And don't be overwhelmed, there are only 5 and there is a short test to determine yours!
Jen said…
Oh how I want to win this!! I need some new pans like you wouldn't believe... and that's exactly what I'd buy if I won!!

Fingers crossed!!

Oh, and I'm having a perfume giveaway if you're interested!
Jen said…
And my favorite beauty product... CETAPHIL!! Not sure what I'd do without it!
Sarah said…
My favorite Christmas present was a custom belt buckle and earrings from Caught Red Handed on etsy! My baby knows how to take a hint! :)
Jen said…
Color of socks? What would be white!! I have a full drawer of 'em! ;-)
CarrieJo said…
Yay a giveaway!!!! Lets see ... what is a random fact I can tell you ... hummmm ... I finally found the perfect winter parka ... made by a women's brand called Lole...check them out!!

P.S. I am your newest follower!

P.S.S. Be sure to visit and enter my giveaway!

www.lifeoftheliles.blogspot.com
meeyeehere said…
I am a new follower. I could use some CSN right now.I would buy a toilet sit. My seat pinches and guest don't like that so I need a nice new seat.
My favorite song??? "In my life I loved you more" ?? That Beatles song. Its always in my head but I never remember the title.
Thanks,take care!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com
Petchie said…
Hey there new follower :-), I have so many favorite songs, but I would have to say my most favorite is Elvis, "Falling in love with you"

xoxo
Petchie
http://itsallofthelittlethings.blogspot.com/
Anonymous said…
Oooh - they ship to Canada?
Okay - my random comment - I wish we would have a white Christmas more often.....once in 7 years or so is not enough...arghhh
CV
Anonymous said…
My favourite beauty product? Cetaphil. When you get to my age (no...I'm not THAT old) you go for the tried and true
CV
Liz said…
Thanks for the giveaway! I just became a follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com
Liz said…
I googled the castor oil--I had no idea it had so many uses! I will be checking it out for sure!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com
Liz said…
I used to do the same thing when I discovered new songs I liked (or newfound love for songs I already knew). The last time I think I played a song to death was a few years ago, when I discovered Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush.

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