Friday, February 18, 2011

Friday Findings...PLUS a Giveaway!!

What have you been looking for lately? Matching Easter outfits for your kiddos? A pair of jeans that actually fit?! Some peace and quiet? Perhaps you're in the market for a new swing set for your back yard. Or a computer that won't crash. (Ahem...) Well, look no further. Today is all about FINDING things!!

As a mommy of four, I FIND all sorts of things around my house. Sometimes good things, sometimes not so good. I might FIND a child reading (or..."reading") a book--captivated by its pages. I might FIND someone snuggling next to me when I wake up in the morning. Awww... I might FIND two little stinkers conspiring against me with a sink full of water and a completely-drenched hand towel. That would fall into the not-so-good category. Right along with FINDING a sippy cup that has been missing for over a week...and it's still half full of milk! *sigh* Some FINDINGS completely perplex me, while others are oh, so typical of my life. Here are a few recent FINDINGS, for example:


A reeeeeally close shot of a sweet boy. But, alas, one I did not take. Hmmm...


Exceedingly messy counters. (I'm so ashamed.)


A funny birthday card.


My old sticker album from elementary school. I. was. such. a. nerd.


Unlikely sleeping partners. But tucked away very nicely, wouldn't you say?


A vacuum attachment in...the dishwasher. Good thing I caught this before starting it! Pretty sure it wouldn't have meant extra clean dishes for me.


Two cuties in a boatie.


A Nerf dart in MY Bible study bag. Found while AT Bible study.


Watch out for monster trucks! They're lurking around every corner.

And in honor of FINDING things, I was thrilled to FIND that CSN Stores is once again giving me the opportunity to work with them on a blog giveaway. What does CSN have??? you ask. Ummmmm.... Just about anything you can think of. If you want it, you can probably FIND it. The aforementioned swing set, pillows, food dehydrators, lighting, grills. You can literally shop till you drop on this site. Nice thing is, you can just drop into your nearest comfy chair and peruse to your heart's content. See what you can FIND! And let's don't forget about their amazing customer service. They are truly on top of things over there! (Pretty much the antithesis of ME.)

So...the giveaway part!!! 

One very blessed winner will receive a $45 gift card (cha-ching!) to use on CSN's site, with categories galore! 

This giveaway will run until Sunday, February 27th at midnight. The winner will be chosen at random. Here's what you need to do to win...

For one entry (must do this first):

****Follow this blog via Google Friend Connect (OR Networked Blogs) and then leave a comment.  (See sidebar for both.)

For additional entries (please leave a separate comment for each and every additional entry you choose):

1. Visit CSNstores.com and give me a few examples of items you'd be interested in purchasing with your gift card. (1 additional entry)
2. Tell me the first names of my four children. (1 additional entry)
3. Tell me about something you've "FOUND" around your house--could be recent or very distant past. (1 additional entry)
4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. (Widget in sidebar.) (2 additional entries)
5. Follow me on Networked Blogs. (In addition to following through an RSS reader. This way you can keep up with me on your Facebook!) (3 additional entries)
6. Visit my friend's blog at suubifamily.blogspot.com. You can click on the button at the top of my sidebar to go straight there. (She and her family are missionaries in Uganda, Africa.) Read something, comment if you like, and then come back here to let me know you did that. (2 additional entries)
7. Follow my friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. (6 additional entries!!!)
8. Blog about this giveaway and provide me with the link to the blog post. (5 additional entries)
9. Put my button on your sidebar. (You have to HAVE a blog for this one.) (4 additional entries)

Okay!! I can't wait to FIND out who the winner is! Y'all have fun with this...and good luck. (Though I don't believe in luck...)


UPDATE: COMMENTS ARE NOW CLOSED.

66 comments:

  1. Wow! Awesome post, Lori! And a fun giveaway. Thanks for including us in your entries!!

    I think it would be more realistic for me to list all the things I *lost* this week. Or realized...this week...that I left in America. :)

    Well, I did finally find the kids' science book this week! Wanna guess how I found it? My mom called from Arkansas to read me off the titles of some books I left in a box...and there it was!! No worries though, she's sending it in a care package. My kids have a couple more science-free weeks. lol

    Love ya sweet friend! Thanks again for being so wonderful to our family!!

    Hugs from Uganda,
    Kelly

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  2. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  3. I'd use it toward this blanket:
    http://cafefashionista.blogspot.com/2011/02/cruisin-with-csn-giveaway.html

    or maybe a plan toys rail set.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  4. I'm constantly finding little things. The latest? A date roll in my sneaker.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. i follow you gfc- thanks for the chance
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  6. i want to buy my son the toy story desk and my daughter the princess toddler bed- tahnks
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  7. wow...that is a lot to do!!!!

    1. I follow your blog
    2. I follow you on network blogs
    3. I have our button
    4. if I won, I would get these very cool red cookie sheets I have been admiring
    5. your kids: Saylor, Atticus, Noah and Gabriel
    6. Last week I found $10 in my pocket when I put my jeans on....SCORE!!
    7. I can't remember what else I was supposed to do, so I will have to come back later!!!

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  8. I follow your blog now and am leaving a comment.
    1. I really, really want an arbor with a gate. But they're really expensive.
    3. I finally found my cell phone after my daughter finished playing with it. It was not in the trash my husband dug through. It was in a little cabinet in the guest room. Go figure!
    7. I follow your friends' blog.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. P.S. My email is debittergroot at gmail dot com.

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  10. I'd buy: some new cookbooks, a little storage bench for my shoes, and probably most likely a little play kitchen for my kids. Because they (my kids and play kitchens) are just so cute!

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  11. I follow you via networked blogs

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  12. I follow you via networked blogs (2)

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  13. I follow you via networked blogs (3)

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  14. I visited your friend's blog and left a comment - they are amazing! I already love that blog - for some reason Uganda is so heavy in my heart. I am praying for the people there almost daily.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  15. I visited your friends blog...

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  16. I'm a new GFC follower of Suubifamily's blog.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  17. I'm a new GFC follower of Suubifamily's blog.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  18. I'm a new GFC follower of Suubifamily's blog.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  19. I'm a new GFC follower of Suubifamily's blog.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  20. I'm a new GFC follower of Suubifamily's blog.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  21. I'm a new GFC follower of Suubifamily's blog.

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  22. I recently found a little plastic toy in my toaster. Thank goodness I found it before I actually made my toast!

    arizonarachel at hotmail dot com

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  23. Howdy! New twitter follower (@rachelroland) and I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/rachelroland/status/40766107744735233

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  24. Hi Lori,

    I am following you on Networked blogs and Google friend. I would enter more ways, but I have a huge pile of laundry to get to...

    I enjoy reading about your family!

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  25. I'm a GFC follower.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. I'd like an OXO Mandolin Slicer and a set of Rachel Ray Bubble and Brown casseroles.

    wolfcarol451(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I follow and want to win because I desperate need a grater
    http://www.csnstores.com/Microplane-46120-MCP1022.html
    or
    a set of chef knives which would make my life easier when cooking for my blog
    http://www.csnstores.com/Victorinox-Swiss-Army-47892-VCX1024.html?cv=

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  28. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow you through RSS.

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  29. Your 4 kids names : Noah, Saylor, Gabriel, and Atticus

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  30. Following you on twitter - @thehiddenbibliotheca

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  31. Following the SuubiFamily through GFC...

    And, I seem to have forgotten to leave my address on my other comments.....hnwhitlock2000 at gmail dot com

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  32. I like the CD Storage Unit in Cherry http://www.moremediastorage.com/4D-Concepts-76000-FDC1069.html
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  33. http://twitter.com/lifesandcastle/status/41967700427284480

    #1
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  34. http://twitter.com/lifesandcastle/status/41967700427284480

    #2
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  35. Kimberly (Melton) VarhallaFebruary 27, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    Too much for my brain to do the giveaway tonight, but I had to tell you that I have the exact SAME sticker book and it is probably in my house somewhere stored in a "sentimental" box, and I LOVE the bunny and pirate sleeping side by side. so cute. I wish I was more laid back. It looks like your kids have a lot of fun. I only have two and some days two is more than I can handle.

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  36. I want a cotton candy maker and a coffee table.

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  37. Noah, Saylor, Gabriel, and Atticus

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  38. Oops...I think I'm losing track of how many times I've done this...Your button is on my blog.

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  39. now following the Rackleys, entry 1

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  40. following the Rackleys entry 2

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  41. following the Rackleys...oh, man, i lost track again, is this 3? I'll just say #4 to be safe - 4th entry!

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  42. i've "found" that i have more stuff than i want to have, that i live with 6 slobs (counting the dogs) - and i'm not a really good housekeeper.

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  43. okay, one more it is: following the Rackleys #3!

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  44. I follow you with GFC.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

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  45. I like the blue decorative pillow from CSN.

    http://www.csnstores.com/Jiti-Pillows-1220-PCS-PDRBLU-JPX1026.html

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

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  46. I found a great pack of 24 colored Sharpie markers! I love office supplies.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

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  47. Your kids are Noah, Saylor, Gabriel & Atticus

    hoerauf at comcast dot net

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  48. New follower on GFC with katklaw777.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  49. At the CSN store, I found all kinds of neat stuff. I'd like to have the Rachel Ray Bubble and Brown casseroles in blue and her Lasagna pan too.

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  50. kids names are...Noah, Saylor, Gabriel and Atticus

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  51. I found a $5.00 bill in the dryer and didn't tell a soul!

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  52. Following your friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. #1

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  53. Following your friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. #2

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  54. Following your friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. #3

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  55. Following your friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. #4

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  56. Following your friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. #5

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  57. Following your friend's blog via Google Friend Connect. #6

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