Wednesday, August 4, 2010

How about a CSN Giveaway???

How does a $45 CSN GC sound? They have everything from dinnerware sets to toys and school/office supplies, so finding something to use it on should be easy…making up your mind which thing might take a while! :-)

Can you believe this is a file cabinet???

Wildon Home Cotati File Cabinet in Cherry - 911676

The even have good old fashioned pencils!!

Universal Products Blackstonian Pencil, F #2.5, Medium Firm, Yellow Barrel, Dozen

and then there are the dinnerware sets:

Corelle Livingware Winter Frost White 16 Piece Dinnerware Set - 6022003

Corelle Hearthstone Square 16 Piece Dinnerware Set in Royal White - 1066169

Pfaltzgraff Everyday Garden Sunrise 16 Piece Dinnerware Set - 5045951

There are so many choices just for their dinnerware sets…you can spend all afternoon just browsing!

So are you interested??? Here’s what you can do to get in on the giveaway.

1. For your first entry, check out csnstores.com and come back and share  here in a comment what you might like to use your GC on.

2.For a second entry, post about this on your blog, FB, whatever! lol

3.If you are a follower or choose to become a follower tell me so for a third entry!

Separate comments please! I’ll be using random.org to select the winner. The giveaway will end on Monday, August 9th at 9pm est.

I’ve wanted a set of white dinnerware since last Christmas. I had just started to read some creative blogs and many people were doing amazing things with their tablescapes by starting with white dinnerware! Then in the spring, I found these on Pottery Barn:

emma Dinnerware

And I fell in love! Problem was, the price! On sale at PB $149 for a 16 pc set (service for 4) it would cost me $450 just to get the dishes…no completer peices! Oh Well…I can dream! I saw this  too, for $35:

Emma Pitcher, White

And after reading someone’s post about spray painting glass(I’m sorry, but I can’t remember who to give the credit too…it was back in the spring! ) I got inspired and decided to try it! Now this was back when I had just started to blog and would forget to take my before pics.

I started out with a clear glass vase from the thrift store and gave it a very light, almost a mist of white primer. I let it dry and gave it another mist. I followed with about three mist coats of white gloss spray paint. I found that the key to spraying the glass is going with several light, light coats since the paint really can’t grab onto anything on the surface of the glass. it turned out pretty good…and I wanted to add the raised “dots” that the Emma Pitcher had. I tried to figure out what would work…it had to be flat on one side…so it hit me! Wiggly Eyes!

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I glued some of them on with Gorilla Glue and gave it a couple more coats of white paint. I finished it off with Krylon’s triple thick crystal clear glaze and here it is:108_7859 

It’s been sitting…waiting to have some other white pieces to go with it…. Since I don’t see myself gluing wiggly eyes to a whole set of dinnerware, so maybe I can win someone else’s CSN giveaway and find some dinnerware sets there!

Meanwhile, go choose something you like and let me now what it is here!

 

I’m going spread the word of the giveaway at a few fine places!

Post Your Giveaway Linky'sThe Thrifty Mama

180 comments :

  1. I think that I might put it towards the All-Clad Specialties Stainless Steel Oval Bakers - Set of Two. I love All-Clad and I have been looking for little bakers. I didn't know these were around.
    msgb245 at gmail dot com

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  2. Sounds good to me! I love the white dishes you shown here, please add my name too!

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  3. i would use it towards some new bedding for guest room or drapes. just.plzzz@yahoo.com

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  4. I would like to buy a toy chest for my son!!!!!
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

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  5. * I like* on FB just.plzzz@yahoo.com

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  6. i am a follower and want to say ty for a chance at a great giveaway just.plzzz@yahoo.com

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  7. Wow Sharon! I wish I could see a clear glass pitcher and see what you see! Beautiful!

    I would probably be very practical and get myself these http://www.csnstores.com/Ginsu-04817-GSU1009.html a new set of knives! Just ask Shannon, my knives are sad. :-)

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  8. I posted about this on my blog! This blogging thing is starting to feel so official! I vote you come down here some Saturday, take Shannon and me thrifting AND give me blog tips :)

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  9. Alrighty, and I am a follower of yours!

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  10. i really really want the giraffe print luggage.

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  11. I have had my eye on the green firenze dinnerware.

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  12. As weird as it may seem...I like this: http://www.csnstores.com/ABC-Pet-30034-BCQ1011.html for my cats and the sake of my walls, furniture, etc. that they scratch!

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  13. Yep, I'm a follower too! Duh! ;o)

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  14. Posted on my Facebook @Bretta...well, you know where it is!
    Love the pitcher...so cute!
    Don't forget to tell your readers thanks for helping me out in the Frosty Project :oD
    Love ya!

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  15. 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

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  16. http://www.csnstores.com/dCOR-design-BC-2806-XSN1057.html This has to be one of the nicest bookshelving systems I have seen yet! Beautiful!

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  17. I blogged about this giveaway and posted here:
    http://thespanglyprincess.blogspot.com/2010/08/csn-stores-gift-certificate-giveaway_04.html

    lyndadawinda1074 at yahoo dot com

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  18. Im a follower and love the great ideas that Sharon and others have come up with. Good job!

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  19. I would get my daughter a step 2 waterwheel table for her birthday!

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  20. I would have to get some red Le Creuset. Thanks!

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  21. I'd use it towards a timbuk2 bag!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  22. I'm a follower!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  23. That file cabinet is much nicer than the rusty metal one I have upstairs.

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  24. I subscribe via google reader.

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

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  26. I would use this gift certificate towards the Cuisinart ice-cream/frozen yogurt maker. I have had my eye on it for a while now :)

    theredcloak {at} gmail [dot] com

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  27. I follow your blog with the same name as my email address. Thank you kindly for the chance!

    theredcloak {at} gmail [dot] com

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  28. What a cool affect that glaze has! How clever are you!! I'm visiting from justsewsassy.com

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  29. Hi Sharon, thanks for the opportunity to win the CSN giveaway. I would love some artwork to put above my fireplace. I don't think I would have any problem choosing one of their art pieces. (first entry)

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  30. Sharon, I am going to put your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  31. ...and for my third entry, I am a follower! Thanks again!

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  32. I would use the gift card towards a purchase of the TZ Case Rolling Beauty Case with 6 Extendable Trays and Detachable Cart

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

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  33. I posted this giveaway on my facebook: http://www.facebook.com/#!/luvmakeup?v=wall&story_fbid=103201119737430

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

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  34. Im a follower

    shopgurl101 at gmail dot com

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  35. Thanks for stopping by the blog & inviting me to enter. I'd like to get some new kitchen stuff. Also, I have a giveaway going on right now, too, so stop back by!

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  36. Hi Sharon,
    I am a follower!
    And I love what you did with your wiggly eyes-you amaze me.
    Barb

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  37. So many choices at that store! I need a new crock pot but I love the colorful dishes that you have pictured! Keeping my fingers crossed!
    Barb

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  38. New flannel king size sheets would be terrific!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  39. I am also a follower!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  40. I have had my eye on a JJ Cole Blanket they sell at CSN stores. Love your wiggly eyes. Now that is creative.

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  41. I would definitely go with dinnerware. Mine is old and not looking too great.

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  42. Girl thats BRILLIANT!!!!!!!! Thanks for linking up! :)

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  43. I'd want some of their organizational items...can never have too many!

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  44. Thanks for telling me about the giveaway!! I would actually love a stylish filing cabinet like that!

    Hannah
    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  45. New follower!!

    Hannah
    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  46. I am in need of new bed linens, so I would choose the Wildon Home Sateen Sheet set.

    Thanks so much for the opportunity.

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  47. I shared this on my facebook page.

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001276074930&v=wall&story_fbid=140148412684814&ref=mf

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  48. I am a new follower to your blog.

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  49. I would love to purchase some Iris storage carts or bins! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Love the idea of adding googly eyes! I am a follower.

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  51. I'd love to find a ruf for my little girl's room!

    thedealscoop @ yahoo . com

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  52. I would love to get the Euro Pro Shark Electric Steam Mop
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  53. I follow your blog
    luvtosave at gmail.com

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  54. I am blog hopping today and I am your newest follower! I hope you can come visit at www.hootiebee.blogspot.com

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  55. that is quite the thrift store haul you've got there, i was thinking dishware for csn, (i only have 5 plates that are intact!) and how about spray painting thrift items white, and then doing the raised dot on them (which looks great, nice job!)

    thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and your input on my apothecary jars. i think you're right-that small one on the stick is what's throwing me off!

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  56. I would put it towards a new bedding set, the Inhabit Nourish Cotton Bedding Collection in Grass.

    amberf_03@hotmail.com

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  57. I'm following your blog.

    amberf_03@hotmail.com

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  58. Would love to get those cute bird candle holders- I need a mattress pad cover though- hmm pratical or pretty?

    rosesandt at yahoo dot com

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  59. I'd put it towards a Kitchen Aid Mixer!

    kikisescapades(At)gmail(dot)com

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  60. I would love some new hardware or knobs. Maybe something new for my bedroom! They have so much stuff to choose from.
    great giveaway!
    gail

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  61. I would love to get a Magic Bullet Blender to make yummy smoothies!

    emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

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  62. I am a follower on GFC- Thanks

    emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

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  63. I think I would have to put it toward some new everyday dishes, like a retro cool Corelle Set.

    bairdism99 (at) yahoo.com

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  64. I would like to get some new bath towels & possible a new rug. We just remodeled the bathroom and it would come in handy!

    zippyfoot (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  65. thanks for posting the badge for our canning party. We are looking forward to it too. Happy to sign up for your giveaway those dishes are awesome!!!

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  66. I NEED those dishes since I got rid of all of mine before we moved, those are gorgeous and cool.

    2--your pitcher is awesome. I think you ought to add another row above the handle too.

    3-You need to take a picture of Gorilla Glue or pull a picture from their site and add to this post, then add the DIY button and enter the competition. The prize package is $500 divided between 2 people--SERIOUSLY.

    Cheri

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  67. I would get the Whitehall Products Sunny Hours Sundial. Love it!
    HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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  68. I would get the GamaSonic Atmosphere Color Changing Bowl
    Pudyqat2 {at} aol.com

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  69. I follow you on GFC
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  70. I posted this on my blog
    http://pudyqat48.blogspot.com/
    Pudyqat2 {at} aol.com

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  71. I visited CSN website and something I'd love if I won is The Reston Lloyd Calypso Basics Asparagus Pot with Glass Lid In Lemon with optional Counter/Stove Mat.

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  72. I posted this giveaway on my facebook wall.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/sweetmelbelle31?v=wall&story_fbid=141742382523834

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  73. I follow your blog as sweetmelbelle31

    sweetmelbelle31 at yahoo dot com

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  74. I would use it on some new bedding for fall.
    dispellundead (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. I posted about this on my FB and also about your fun pitcher craftyness. :)
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  76. WOW! what a great giveaway. Id get something fun and outdoorish, Like the Bean Bag toss game!
    Jermbubba@aol.com

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  77. Linked to your giveway on my blog!
    Keep up the great work!
    www.UglythenPretty.com

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  78. I would use my GC on a new bed sheet set

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

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  79. I tweeted about the giveaway

    http://twitter.com/bowl4soup/status/20706434322

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

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  80. I'm a GFC follower and I like you facebook

    Keen Inspirations

    mandalynne@kc.rr.com

    bowl4soup - Amanda West

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  81. I would put the GC towards a serger!!

    kaleidoscopejane at yahoo dot com

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  82. Tweet!

    https://twitter.com/treehugginmomma/status/20712337432

    kaleidoscopejane at yahoo dot com

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  83. Following via GFC!

    kaleidoscopejane at yahoo dot com

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  84. I am a follower

    malmort01 at optonline net

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  85. I would love
    ferm LIVING Fairy Flower Wall Sticker
    malmort01 at optonline net

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  86. I would use my gift card on a desk organizer.

    navybaby1113 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  87. newest follower

    ilisau@hotmail.com

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  88. I would use the GC to buy this:

    FANMATS NFL Baltimore Ravens 20" x 30" - Uniform Inspired - Starter Mat - 8230

    frugalmdmom at comcast dot net

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  89. I would like to say I would put it towards a new ice cream maker for the kids, CSN has a bunch to choose from. Howver, making zucchini bread yesterday I literally burned up my hand mixer, it was smoking and all!! So...I would get a new one of those LOL

    ilisau@hotmail.com

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  90. I would love to win a Bosu ball! leandrea246 at hotmail dot com

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  91. i would love the step 2 waterwheel play table. amypugmire@live.com

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  92. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  93. I'd love a new Kitchen Aid mixer!
    e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  94. Would love to get something from Little Tykes for my daughters birthday.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  95. Follow in GFC.
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  96. Tweeted this giveaway.
    https://twitter.com/jen_r_horn/status/20715059780
    huntandride@hotmail.com

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  97. I never knew you could paint glass... I might have to give it a try and see how it works.
    I would love to replace my old toaster oven with the Black & Decker Toaster Oven/Broiler.

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  98. My tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/20718113849

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  99. I really would love to get my toddler a little table and chair set for CSN stores.

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  100. I would love to buy some new bakeware or cookie cutters
    erobison09@gmail.com

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  101. We need glass pitchers right now as we are trying to stop using plastic to serve food!

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  102. ttp://dcmegiveawayblog.blogspot.com/2010/08/giveaways-for-day-8092010.html

    blogged it!

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  103. So many options, but maybe some bedding or storage for my dorm room.
    acg@gaggle.net

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  104. I would love to get the CoCaLo Bella bedding or the Le Creuset dishware set. cindyhinckley at msn.

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  105. i'd love to use it toward a kitchenaid mixer!!! ahhh! thanks for a chance to win!!
    jmt413 at gmail dot com

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  106. I would love to get some bedding...tisha08@aol.com

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  107. i would really need to get myself an electric fan! it's crazy hot right now!

    libys11(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  108. I like the Wildon Home 300 Thread Count Paisley Print Sheet Set - 411TTQTMZ

    jehaine at yahoo /dot/com

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  109. I would LOVE to buy the Rachael Ray Bubble n Brown set. I love them! Thank you for the great giveaway! :)

    tigpooh1516{at}yahoo{dot}com

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  110. I've been saving up for their Breville single cup coffee maker, and this GC would give my fund a nice boost.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    --Liza

    ejm6x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  111. I would love a red Le Creuset kettle!

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  112. I like the Texas Shelves with Pegs!!

    frugalsciencegal [at] gmail [dot] com

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  113. I'd use it towards a new foor processor
    aleksa91 hotmail

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  114. I am the newest follower of your blog! Come on by mine sometime and add yourself to one of the linkys!

    ecofriendlyandfrugal(at)gmail(dot)com

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  115. I'd buy some cloth diapers!
    duncan.lisa(at)gmail.com

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  116. I like the Adesso Eternity Flat Head Floor Lamp

    jswaks at gmail dot com

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  117. I'd really like some new dishes. We have white ones that are chipping... perhaps ones that are more substantial?

    We could use a rug, too. I could probably name a million things! CSN is so useful!
    --Brandy
    fosterbrandy(at)msn(dot)com

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  118. There is so much to choose from that it makes it almost impossible! I'm definitely starting to get into the Christmas mood so maybe something new for the holidays or maybe a fireplace set - gearing up for winter? Decisions, Decisions!

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  119. I would love to buy the City Scene Bamboo Celedon shower curtain!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  120. I would like a cosco scenera car seat.
    heidikittelson@gmail.com

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  121. Following your blog.
    heidikittelson@gmail.com

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  122. I would probably use it to buy new bedding. They have a LOT to choose from so I know I'll be able to find something. I already have my eye on a ivory coverlet they have on their site.

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  123. I'd like to buy some miscellanous equipment for our kitchen. It seems like we never have enough cooking utensils!

    cvpis4me@yahoo.com

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  124. I'd put it toward my Le Crueset dutch oven fund!
    lifewithjding at gmail dot com

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  125. i would love to use the gift card on a new microwave
    i like their sharp stainless steel counter top microwave
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  126. i am a google friend connect follower
    ohhhfire@hotmail.com

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  127. I would like a waffle iron.
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  128. I follow
    thank you
    kaiminani at gmail dot com

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  129. I need new dishes! In the last week I have broken 2 plates!

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  130. I would get the Rachael Ray bubble & brown set

    jennyjoz24 (at) hotmail.com

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  131. I follow you on GFC!

    jennyjoz24 (at) hotmail.com

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  132. I'm eyeballing the cozy coupe for my toddler

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  133. I might use it on a new pot rack.
    supergrand2009@yahoo.com

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  134. I follow GFC
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  135. I would love to own the Adi Designs Women's Betsy 5 Boot in Black

    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  136. following by the name of sara

    saraanny@hotmail.com

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  137. I would love on of their hydration packs for hiking!
    wakechick25@yahoo.com

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  138. I am a new follower :)
    wakechick25@yahoo.com

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  139. I am a new follower!

    claudecampeau at videotron dot ca
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  140. i'd use it towards a yoga mat:)

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  141. follow on gfc

    happy_haylee_3(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  142. I would love to win b/c I've been eying some coral-inspired canisters for months! Thanks for the opp!

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  143. I am am KI follower, and happily so!

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  144. That is so cool how you made that pitchur your own!! I love that. I'm not that clever, but I admire others who are, so much!! If I won, I'd be putting it towards a kitchenaid stand mixer!!

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  145. I'd use the gift card on outdoor toys for my boy!

    davneynowak@gmail.com

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  146. I'm a GFC follower!

    davneynowak@gmail.com

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  147. I love their bookcases.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  148. I would use it for some white king size sheets I have been looking at on CSN

    Lona728@ yahoo dot com

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  149. Love the Rosenthal Suomi Vegetable Serving Bowl. Thanks! :-) joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  150. follow on gfc. joleehamlin [at] comcast [dot] net

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  151. I would LOVE to win this! I think I'd use it for some wooden baby toys. :)

    TweePopACap@gmail.com

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  152. GFC follower!

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  153. I can really use a headboard for my guestbed.

    dpan1204 at tampabay .rr .com

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  154. following you on GFC
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  155. I think I would put it towards the Wildon Home Kabini Cre'me 8 Piece Comforter Set
    thecartoonlovinmama(at)gmail(dot)com

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  156. I follow via GFC (thegrants)
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  157. I'd love to put it towards the Bassett Mirror silver antique beaded leaner mirror.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

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  158. I'd love a DeLonghi Espresso Maker!


    13cls13 at gmail dot com

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  159. I would put it towards a new comforter set!! karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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  160. I follow you via gFC. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

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