The giveaway is now closed. The winner is J+K (Jim and Kristie) of the fabulous blog, What's for Dinner!
The good folks at CSN are giving away a $40 gift certificate to one lucky reader. That's $40 to use at any one of their 200+ stores. It makes me stomp my stubby little feet in frustration that I can't win my own giveaway. See, I LOVE me some home decor. In my free time (the entire five minutes I get every week), I design my dream house. If I'm reading a magazine, I cut out pictures of the ideal couch or dining room table. When I'm at Home Depot, I surreptitiously snag paint cards. If I'm on the internet, I bookmark articles for designing the perfect kitchen. And when I'm at a friend's home, I stealthily cut pieces from the bottom of their curtains so I have a fabric swatch for my dream chair. Kidding. A few days ago, I stumbled upon the perfect bedroom vanity.
Wouldn't this one be ideal for the perfect guest bath? Can't you just picture the fluffy white towels, stacked alongside? The deep moss colored walls? The lingering smell of jasmine? Admit it, you want this vanity.
Or maybe this one for that small'ish corner in your family room, where you will stare out over your garden and work on your memoir. The one that will make the New York Times bestseller list.
Let's just say vanities aren't your thing. Instead, you want a snazzy new coffee press because the sludge they're brewing in the communal coffee pot at work just ain't cutting it anymore.
Or maybe, you want a madeleine pan because you can't have your coffee without a freshly baked madeleine, now can you?
Win the CSN gift certificate and one of you will be the lucky owner of a new chef's knife, or a gorgeous rug, or well, any item of your choosing. Free money is of course, free money. All of a sudden, you can justify getting the wooden, elephant shaped bowl you've been eyeing all along.
How to Win
All you have to do is tell me how much you like me. What? It's Monday and it promises to be a loooong week and this is lookin' to be the only bright spot. So yeah, the first way you can enter is by leaving me a comment telling me which one of my nifty blog posts is your favorite. So when I'm buried under mountains of work and my phone is ringing off the hook, I'll look at your comment and think, there's someone who likes me (or wants to win a gift certificate).
If you not only like me but really like me a la Sally Field (or, you think I'm a loon and just want to skew the odds in your favor), you can get extra entries by doing the following:
2) Subscribe to my RSS feed
3) Follow me on Twitter at LawyerLovesLnch
4) Follow my ramblings via Google Friend Connect using the widget on the upper right side of the blog
5) Like me on Facebook
That's a grand total of six entries! Please leave a separate comment for each of the above. Oh, and if you do any or all of the above without being bribed (wait, are you for real?!?), make sure to leave the extra comments and let me know you already subscribe, follow, la la la.
All entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Central Time, Thursday, August 12th. My friend, the random number generator, will pick a winner and I'll announce the winner on Friday, August 13th. The winner is of course, responsible for all shipping and handling fees (which may vary if shipping to Canada). With all the things that could go wrong on Friday the 13th, here's to hoping the winner doesn't spend the winnings on the wooden elephant bowl.
PS: Part 2 of the Season Premier of MasterChef is tomorrow at 9/8central on FOX (or CTV for those in Canada). Judging from the preview, I may actually be cooking on camera tomorrow. Here's to hoping I get some camera time that does not capture my terrified-oh-man-I'm-going-to-die-and-I-have-to-pee expression.