Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Short and Sweet...and a $60 CSN giveaway

You are not going to believe this but I won a writing contest for a six word story. Yes, I said six words! ha! I'm going to share a link with that amazing literary work in a moment but first I have a wonderful CSN Giveaway to tell you about!

Since we've done this before, you might recall that included in CSN's 200+ on-line stores is a plethora of great products offered at wonderful prices.

Today I took a long (slightly drooling) look around some of their sites including the one for dinnerware! If I could win this $60 gift certificate I might be tempted to pick this wonderul Le Creuset pitcher... ... because I could use it to serve iced tea or to make a colorful display of sunflowers or zinnias.

But you can pick whatever you like if you are selected as the winner.

So here's all the blah, blah, blah about this fun giveaway and how to get 5 chances to win:

Leave a comment on this post telling me if you liked my 6 word story - 1 point
Leave another comment telling me you follow my blog - 1 point
Leave another comment telling me what you'd pick from CSN if you win - 1 point
Leave a link on your blog directing your blog visitors here for the giveaway and let me know that you did - 1 point
And lastly, leave a final comment on my post telling me what beverage you would serve from this pitcher - 1 point

Yea. I know this might be a bit of work. But do you know leaving comments technically kinda/sorta counts as aerobic exercise? It does. I'm certain of it.

You can enter this contest through midnight, Saturday, July 24. Winner to be announced sometime on Sunday, July 25.

And I can attest that the e-mail with your prize code is sent out almost right away by the good folks at CSN so you can get your prize of choice ordered right away!

And...

I never said this post was short and sweet. That particular description was ONLY for my six word story. Just click here to go over to Pat's Critter Alley blog to check it out! And take kleenex along. It is an emotional read!

ha!

Good luck!

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155 comments:

Brenda said...

Hello!!!! And congrats on your win! Was a very short story.

Brenda said...

Of course I follow your blog! Its the best!

Brenda said...

Still have not went shopping to look for a dehydrator and would still like to win one. Same as last time. I know I am boring.

Brenda said...

I think some sangria would be a great drink to serve in that pretty pitcher.

Brenda said...

I will try and the a link on my blog today after work for your give-away.

Cheryl said...

HI

Cheryl said...

I'd follow you to the ends of the earth. You know that right?

Cheryl said...

Ah heck, I'd be a good wife and put iced tea in the pitcher for Running Man. Diet Coke would get all flat.

Cheryl said...

There's a great bathroom ceiling light with exhaust fan we need over there. I just don't know if RM is up to installing the damn thing. It's beautiful.

Theresa said...

Well, I can't believe you JUST said six words but I am going to check it out:) Let's see, I have to do some more stuff so that I can win this giveaway! Gotta run and see what that is:)

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Theresa said...

Of course, I am a follower of your blog... why else would I be here? hehe

Theresa said...

What would I buy? I can't remember if that was one of the questions but I will tell you anyway:) I would buy the blow-up pool slide!

Now... what's next... oh yes, I remember!

Theresa said...

OK, SWEET TEA... gotta be sweet tea in that pitcher! Now go have a good day and write a longer story:)

Mami2jcn said...

Hi!

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

I would get a Diaper Dude diaper bag for my husband from CSN.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

K9friend said...

Hi Jenny! Congrats again on your six word story. If you could email me your snail mail address, your prize will be on the way.
Send to: k9friend1@sbcglobal.net

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Mami2jcn said...

I would serve lemonade from that pitcher.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

K9friend said...

Follow you, I do, too!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

K9friend said...

The picture of a pitcher that you posted would look lovely in my screened porch!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Meri Wiley said...

Good Morning Sweetie,

HI - 1st comment

Hugs,
Meri

Meri Wiley said...

Good Morning Sweetie,

I follow your blog - 2nd comment

Hugs,
Meri

Meri Wiley said...

Good Morning Sweetie,

I'd probably order the blue pitcher, too so that you're not alone. - 3rd comment

Hugs,
Meri

Jules said...

Love those CSN giveaways.....hi.

Jules said...

I'm already a follower....

Jules said...

I love their pure white dinnerware. It's so pretty.

suburban prep said...

Love the story I can relate.
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suburban prep said...

I would love the Carlos by Carlos Santana Shimmer Women's Flip-Flops in Black Patent from CSN.
Love love
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Carol said...

Hi Jenny...congrats on your win! You are a hoot...the mascara company didn't say a thing about sweating your mascara off, like I do!

Carol said...

I am a stalker...everyday! =)

Carol said...

I would pick that blue pitcher too...juice would be what I fill it with, until Adam found it...then it would be empty!

mrs. c said...

I thought your story was terrific. Did you do the photo as well?

mrs. c said...

You know i am a faithful follower!

mrs. c said...

I picked the Abra Cadabra Mediterranean Gift set, it is darling and you could put 4 different munchies in each bowl,it has a cool square serving platter and it is 61 dollars!

mrs. c said...

I picked the Abra Cadabra Mediterranean Gift set, it is darling and you could put 4 different munchies in each bowl,it has a cool square serving platter and it is 61 dollars!

mrs. c said...

I would make a big ole pitcher of red wine coolers, my own recipe....fruit, red wine, sparkling water and a little vodka for an extra kick! You would love it!

Elaine said...

I would get the Bassett Mirror Silver Antique Beaded Leaner Mirror.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Lourie said...

BHAHAHAHAHA! I LOVED you story!!! That was perfect!

Lourie said...

I don't follow, I stalk! hehehe.

Lourie said...

For the pitcher I would put fancy water...you know with cucumber or lemon. (Water with cucumber is very tasty)

Lourie said...

I would pick from their kitchen storage stuff.

Lourie said...

Today is a good day to come and visit my blog. I have a link to a chat room today!

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Tina said...

Congrats on your win!!!! Gotta go check out the story!

VictoriaS said...

I loved your 6 words!
I would serve good 'ole southern sweet tea in that pitcher!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Jenny your six word story was right on the mark! I've used lots of "water proof" mascaras that have failed..lol! That was a good illustration that Pat used to accompany it.

I have been your follower since day one. :)

I looked at all the bakewear in the CNS store and I woukld but the dup bundt pan set and the ebiskiver pan if I won $60.

The blue pitcher you chose is also very pretty. I think I'd serve a nice cold sangria in it as it has been so hot these days, and I have a lot of fruit tbat would go good in wine.

Stay cool!

♥ Pat

Unprocessed1 said...

Yes, I loved your story. You crazy girl.

Unprocessed1 said...

Of course, I follow your blog.

Unprocessed1 said...

What would I buy from CSN? Something pretty. I DO like the pitcher!

Unprocessed1 said...

If you were coming over, I would serve you lemonade made with agave nectar in my beautiful blue pitcher. If Deb or my sisters were coming over, I would serve margaritas.

I don't know how to link to your blog or I would. I'm not very smart!

Unprocessed1 said...

P.S. SOOOO glad that aerobic exercise saved me a sweaty walk today!

Unprocessed1 said...

Ha! You learn something new everyday! I just posted a link. Not as stupid as mom said I was!

Lynda Del. said...

Hi! Oh my.. That is the shortest story i've ever read but loved it! Congrats to you!

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I’m following you publicly via GFC. ID: lyndadawinda1074

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

If I won I'd get the Original Dr. Scholl's Makeup shoes in Blue. They look comfy yet still very stylish!

Thanks for the chance!

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Lynda Del. said...

I'm Peruvian so I would serve up a Pisco Sour or a delicious Sangria in that very pretty pitcher! Le Creuset rocks!!

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

Jocelyn said...

Wow that is a short story!!!!

Jocelyn said...

OK...you know I am a follower...I have to have my Jenny fix!!!

Jocelyn said...

I want that pitcher....it matches my living room and I would so use it to put flowers in!!!!

Have a great day sweet friend!!

Brenda said...

Just stopping by to tell you I did link you up on my blog! Crossing my fingers!

Lynda Del. said...

I blogged about this fantastic giveaway and posted here:
http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/07/csn-stores-gift-certificate-giveaway_21.html

lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

amariaf2000 said...

Best short story I've ever read! Classic!!

~angela @ peonypatch

amariaf2000 said...

Yes, I follow your blog!

~angela @ peonypatch

amariaf2000 said...

I would get this:
http://www.cookware.com/Mikasa-DD900-723-MIK1461.html

if I won the giveaway! I have just started drinking tea, and this matches my dishes!

~angela @ peonypatch

amariaf2000 said...

Can mojitos be served out of pitchers?! If so, I would use your pitcher to pour myself a fabulous one! Otherwise, sweet tea will do just fine! :)

~angela @ peonypatch

Domestic Diva said...

I think your story is fabulous.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper. Thanks for the chance!

Domestic Diva said...

I would serve cucumber water. Yum!

Lisa said...

I definitely liked your story.

Lisa said...

I would use the pitcher to serve lemonade.

Lisa said...

I'd get a food processor from CSN.

RNSANE said...

What fun...I went to check it out, thinking how could Miss Jenny, our friend who likes to talk, convey anything in only six words...okay, I was most impressed. You did it!
Might I suggest you try a different mascara. I've had some that held up pretty well. Now, if I could just find one that would help keep your darn eyes from getting all swollen when you cry. That would be a winner.

RNSANE said...

Oh, and I am definitely a follower of your blog!

RNSANE said...

Well, Jenny, it's hard to narrow down what I'd serve in this pitcher...maybe sangria with a Spanish meal

RNSANE said...

Well, Jenny, it's hard to narrow down what I'd serve in this pitcher...maybe sangria with a Spanish meal

Pixie said...

LOL Loved! the story...so true! and congrats on the win!

Pixie said...

I follow! Because you're just too dang cute not too!

Pixie said...

With $60 smakers I could get a few things....got my eye on an easy to clean litter box...which both Pixie the human type person and Pixie the kitty would prolly both love...and this really cool black kitty flashlight...again, something both us Pixies would enjoy!

Pixie said...

I'd prolly cheat and go get some yummo peach tea from Olive garden...put it in the pitcher....and make with the acting like I made it :D

By the by.... have I told you lately your taste in music is wonderful and makes me want to dance?

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Jenny, that short story is a hoot! LOL! I love it. I'm so glad you won $25.

I don't even have to go to the site to tell you what I like because I was trolling over there the other day. If I were the winner, I would buy some of their white china. I have Wedgwood's Nantucket and would love to add to that. I also love a less expensive pattern they have whose name escapes me right now, but I would tablescape with those pieces. They also have a neat set of amethyst colored goblets that I would love to have. This could be endless. It's china!

XO,

Sheila :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

P.S. What mascara was it so I won't buy it??

RNSANE said...

Hi Jenny,

I've decided to buy a new hand mixer, the Cuisinart Power Advantage 7-Speed Hand Mixer in White, if I win your giveaway. Both my mixers, like me are wearing out. Old age isn't fun for my appliances or for me...but, at least, they don't have arthritis.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Jenny I LOVED your six word story! It said so much in only six words. It made me laugh (not sure that's where you were going but I laughed). Congrats!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I am a most loyal and faithful follower oh worthy one!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have my eye on a clear glass pitcher with matching glasses that have bees on them.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have posted a link to your awesome giveaway! Yee Haw!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I would get Mrs. C's recipe for wine coolers...yes I would!!! That is what I would put in that pretty blue pitcher.

5thsister said...

I love your 6 word story because it is oh so you to the max!

5thsister said...

I follow you but you already know that.

5thsister said...

when they contacted me for a possible giveaway they didn't offer that much money and I was oh so coveting the Le Crueset casserole dishes but was also had my eye on the meat thermometers.

5thsister said...

I would serve cucumber lemonade! (I have an abundance of cucumbers to use up from my garden!)

5thsister said...

And the link will be on my final Alphabe-Thursday post!!!!

Holly said...

Wooo-whooo! 6 words...that is impressive!

That pitcher is a beautiful color!

5thsister said...

Oh, and for your information, it is for only you I would jump through these hoops!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Congratulations, Jenny! I love that you won for your 6 word story!!! That is spectacular!

Emily N. said...

I'd get the J Fit 26" Professional Exercise Ball.
email in profile

Emily N. said...

I'd serve green tea.

Melinda Cornish said...

ok I like your story...I really do but this is shameless on your part...shameless....

Melinda Cornish said...

I follow your blog

Melinda Cornish said...

I follow your blog

Melinda Cornish said...

I want everything they sell when I win...its my fantasy ok

Melinda Cornish said...

I am putting it on my blog of course

Melinda Cornish said...

homemade berry lemonade with vodka on the side.....

DG said...

Your six word story is great. Amazing what a few words can accomplish - congrats on the win!

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DG said...

follower via gfc as DG

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DG said...

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DG said...

I would serve fresh homemade lemonade in this pitcher :)

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DG said...

I would choose the emile henry pink pie dish! :)

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RNSANE said...

Jenny,

http://rnsane.blogspot.com/2010/07/t-is-for-thankful-alphabe-thursday.html

I posted about your giveaway on this post as well!

Carmen

Sami said...

Hi Jenny!

Wow, your 6 word story was absolutely perfect. What a seque into... who knows?? It's only 6 words!! AAAAGH!

Sami said...

I follow your blog... like a little puppy.. or maybe a directionally challenged fowl...

Sami said...

I'd definitely splurge in the kitchen gadgets section... I need a pair of cooking tongs like nobody's business, and if a vegetable scrubber were to come along too, I wouldn't be sad!

Sami said...

And what would I put in the pitcher? ...... SWEET TEA, of course y'all!!! :)

Deb said...

Jenny that was great...loved your 6 words...I am a follower wouldn't miss yours or Mr. Jennys posts...
I would have nice cold pink lemonaide in the pitcher....

paige said...

Of course I loved your story! Stupid mascara. :)

paige said...

....and OF COURSE I follow you. Who doesn't? That's right. No one. (important)

paige said...

I love the butter dish in cherry. And the butter crock, also in cherry. I think I have a thing about butter. And cherries.

paige said...

I'd put lemonade in that pitcher. YUM.

meeyeehere said...

Do I like your 6 word story?? Brilliant!! Yes,I love it.I like the way your brain works.
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

Guess what??? I am a new follower! yay!

meeyeehere said...

If I won I would get some sneakers from CSN!!!! I love CSN,they rule!
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

meeyeehere said...

Baby,that is a sweet iced tea pitcher if I ever saw one!

suzieQ said...

Guess what? I just bought a new hutch on Craig's list and so...wouldn't that pitcher look great on one of the shelves? Yes, it would.
Thanks for choosing something so perfect, you rock!

suzieQ said...

It is difficult to write succinctly. Good job, you were able to touch memories and make the reader curious.

suzieQ said...

I was just telling my daughter I want an Ebelskiver...it is a pan that makes these puffs that you can put jam, savory fillings, chocolate, all kinds of goodness. I was telling her I don't need another gadget...but if I WON one, now, how could I say no?

suzieQ said...

Hmmm, am I a follower? I should be, right? OK, you convinced me, thanks.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I just found your blog from Melinda's. Great free advertising. Loved the 6 word story. And what a story it told, too. I cried through the entire thing (grin)!

The Fam said...

Congratulations on your win, yes, I liked it. Sometimes a few well organized and poignant words can be very powerful.

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

The Fam said...

I'm a follower!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

The Fam said...

I want a Go Gaga bag like there's no tomorrow!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

The Fam said...

That pitcher, beautiful! I'd like to serve cherry limeade from that pitcher!

shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

Red Couch Recipes said...

Jenny, I did like your six sentence story and the pic that went with it...but what caused tears? Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Jenny I am a follower. Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Jenny, I would serve homemade lemonade in it and put slices of lemon in it...think I would like it in orange or yellow. Joni

Red Couch Recipes said...

Jenny, I would love to buy anything from their cookware store. Joni

ElennaLouise said...

Cute story! I like it. Congrats on winning!
elenna {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

ElennaLouise said...

I am a GFC follower - ElennaLouise
elenna @ sbcglobal.net

ElennaLouise said...

I would pick this: Kokoware Zira 15" Small Oblong Porcelain Vase in Black
elennna @ sbcglobal.net

ElennaLouise said...

I would put my favorite Red Wine and Fruit Sangria in the pitcher!
elenna @ sbcglobal.net

ElennaLouise said...

I listed this on my blog
http://elennalouise.blogspot.com/
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Tati said...

Of course I love your 6 word story! :) Luv it! Tati

Tati said...

I am a follower for sure! Tati

Tati said...

I'm thinking I would probably serve lemonade with some berries floating in it, with lots and lots of ice....

Debbie said...

I liked it and I've lived it:)
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Debbie said...

I'm a GFC follower.
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Debbie said...

I really want this casserole: http://www.csnstores.com/Le-Creuset-PG1357-2367-LEC1282.html

fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.com

Debbie said...

I am from the south. There is no beverage from a pitcher except iced tea!
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Cheryl said...

I'm using my free comment that won't be responded to and using it here just like you suggested.

Helena said...

I absolutely DID love that story. Wow! That's all I can say.
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

Helena said...

I follow your blog! I love CSN and that's how I found you, but will definitely be back!
daisydoo200 at yahoo dot com

Sarah said...

Jenny, not sure how I missed this earlier. But here I am to join in the fun. Glad you extended it another day, though I'm truly sorry about the email issues.

Your 6 word story was the best! I can see why you won this hands down. How do you think of these things?LOL ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Jenny, I'm here to say that I'm a follower. But you already know that! ;-)
~ Sarah

Sarah said...

OK, third time ~ Oh, I'd love to spend a gift card on something in the dish department or maybe some more flatware. It would surely be something for the table. Kinda like that pitcher with the zinnias idea. :-)
Thanks ~ Sarah

Sarah said...

Let's see, I think I'll serve ice tea with fresh lemon slices. ~ Sarah

DG said...

read that terrible customer service experience - so sorry you had to hang on a line all day. that music they play while you wait is awful!

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Pixie said...

Poor Jenny a spammer *giggles* BUt that is horrbile *nodsnods* stoopid email company!