Friday, February 5, 2010

My First Giveaway!

Because it's Friday, and the weekend is almost here, it's a fabulous time for a Fabulous Friday Giveaway!  The folks as CSN contacted me a few days ago about hosting a giveaway for my wonderful blog readers.  CSN carries a huge variety of different products including mailboxes, housewares, home decor, shoes, bags, and baby and kid products... you name it, they probably have it.

After looking at the huge selection of products, I have decided to give away a cute tote by the designer Thomas Paul.   His designs are chic, clean, fun and modern.  Since I couldn't decide on which one, I'll let the winner decide.

One lucky winner will be randomly chosen to receive one of a choice of the two totes below.  The winner will be selected by my Personal Random Number Generator a.k.a. my Babe.

The totes are:
100% cotton fabric
14" W x 16" D

White tote with Black print on both sides and Lime Green trim and handle.
(simple, elegant, chic!)


Russian doll graphic
White tote with Red print on both sides and Red trim handle
(how cute is she!)

To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment letting me know what's on your bucket list.  What's a bucket list?  It's a list of things you want to do before you die, i.e. "kick the bucket".  Do you want to learn a new language?  Skydive?  Go on a safari?

So, what's on your bucket list?  Just tell me one or two, or list me your top ten if you want, I won't stop you.  By the way, having a kid/kids doesn't count.  Oh, and if you haven't seen the movie, "The Bucket List" starring Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson, you should definitely check it out.

Good Luck peeps!!

p/s If you are leaving a comment anonymously, please include a first name or nickname and an email address, just in case there are more than one person commenting anonymously.

**Open to US and Canada residents only.  Giveaway closes at 11:59 PM CST Wednesday, February 10th.  Winner will be randomly selected and contacted on Thursday, February 11th.  Prize will be sent directly to winner by CSN (I will need to give them your contact info).


  1.! I like the first on.

    On my bucket list:
    -Bungee jumping
    -Visit New Zealand
    -hike the Appalachian trail

    Have a good weekend!

  2. This is fun!!!!
    Bucket List:
    - Visit Australia
    - Get a Tattoo
    - Visit Redwood Forest
    - Go to a strip club! HA!!!

  3. Those are too cute!
    - Write a book
    - Visit Ireland

  4. Super cute totes! I never thought about this so let's see...

    -Take a cruise some place warm
    -Learn Italian
    -Spend an outrageous amount of money on a super cute little sports car ;-)
    -Build a house

  5. Ohhh how fun....Ok, here's mine!!!
    1) Learn how to salsa dance
    2)Visit Paris
    3)Visit Cuba (since I am Cuban american and all: )
    4)Complete a half-iron man
    5)Learn to play piano
    6)Take my parents on a vacation
    7) Retire with my husband on a yacht or houseboat and travel!!!

  6. How fun!! One of my major bucket list items is to ride in a hot air balloon...a major feat for me because I'm scared of heights. Other bucket list items include learning new languages (I like Russian and German) and to visit Romania, Ireland and Australia.

  7. Oooooh this is a fun one! Very creative!!

    #1-Go to Austrailia!
    (by the way, did you know kangaroos spend most of their gestation in their mothers pouch instead of the uterus. How cool would that be to be able to peek in on your baby's development every day! It would put a lot of us at ease, that's for sure!)
    #2-Do habitat for humanity work in Africa.
    #3-Have a trampoline! (I know, that one is ridulous but I've always wanted one!)

  8. What FUN! You're making me think :)

    So, here goes my BUCKET LIST in random order

    *Learn to speak French fluently
    *Learn the Art of French cooking
    *Overcome my fear of snakes!
    *Build my dream home
    *Live in the Italian Countryside
    *Learn to speak Italian
    *Get my work published in a national magazine
    *Spend some time in Bali
    *Visit the Rain Forest
    *Ride a train through Alaska's wilderness
    *See the Giant Sequias
    *Sail the Greek Isles
    *Visti Martha's Vineyard
    *Bless a random stranger (ok so, this I've done, but it should always be on the List)
    *Meet a President
    *Become a Master Gardner
    *Host a show on HGTV

    OMG, there are a thousand more....LOL

    HUGS! Have a great weekend! Love this post :)

  9. Oh, my. Well, my current bucket list has 121 items on it, so I won't bore you with it all.

    A few fun ones:
    *Visit all 50 states
    *Visit Dave Matthews' Organic Winery
    *Visit Graceland
    *Take a Route 66 Roadtrip
    *Learn to scuba dive
    *Take a Volunteer Vacation

    Cute purses!

  10. Oh wow - the bags are BEAUTIFUL! What a fun idea!

    My bucket list contains some of the following:

    1. Lose 100lbs (actually, would like to do this sooner than later)
    2. Buy a house on the water
    3. Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef
    4. Share the Northern Lights with my husband (I have seem them, he has not)
    5. Travel the intercoastal waterway in a boat with my husband

  11. This is neat. I have not heard of this before. A few things on my bucket list would include:

    * Moving/living in a warm weather climate
    * Traveling to Australia
    * Volunteer (trying to figure out currently where to volunteer.)

    I have nominated you for a beautiful blogger award -- it is on my blog when you are ready for it!!

  12. I have loved reading these! Mine would be:
    *travel to Italy
    *take another vaca to Hawaii
    *run a marathon with my brother (i'm training for a half in April!)
    *receive any piece of jewelry in a Tiffany box-haha!

  13. Cute bag!

    Some things on my bucket list:
    *Go to Vietnam WITH my hubby
    *Go on a Service mission for my church
    *To find a fun job where it's not about making money, but making a difference.

  14. Nopes, I am NOT about to enter the giveaway....don't include me on your randomizer 'babe'...

    My bucket list?

    - Visit Disneyland

  15. ...the bags are beautiful.....each one of them has a specific character....

  16. How fun!

    A few of my bucket list items:
    1. Travel around Europe
    2. Visit all 50 states (I've only been to 21 so far)
    3. Learn to speak French

  17. A few of mine:
    - Get published
    - Play a round with Bob at St. Andrews
    - Make a profound impact in the life of a complete stranger

  18. In no particular order, items on my
    Bucket List include:
    Visit Australia
    Visit Europe
    Go skydiving
    Jump off a really high diving board
    Go on a medical missions trip ( I've already gone on a church missions trip to another country & I loved it!)
    Build our dream home
    Visit the Grand Canyon
    Visit Yellowstone
    Visit Alaska & see the glaciers before they melt!

  19. Wow, a lot of answers. I have tried to do a bucket list before but I've never really typed it up like this. Lets see...

    In no particular order

    -Bring my DH home to the town I grew up in and kiss him on a "kissing gate". This is a weird kind of gate set up between fields to keep the sheep out but alow you to get over. I always wanted to kiss a guy on one of these but moved away when I was about 10.

    -Turn the key in the lock of my very own house. I always thought that looked like the most exciting part of owning your own place when I see it on TV

    -Go to Thailand, ride an elephant, and buy something made out of silk for a absurdly cheap price

    -Find my perfect pair of jeans

    -Finally graduate college and throw my cap

    -Plant a tree in my yard for every child I have so they can grow up together (sorry for the cheeseball factor here, but I can imagine that you guys would understand that one better then most people)

    -Make a perfect cake. When DH and I were just roommates he actually through a cake away that I made so that it wouldn't hurt my feelings that nobody ate it, lol.

    -Repair my relationship with my sister

    -Write and illustrate a children’s book. Even if no one else ever even reads it.

  20. Great Giveaway!!
    Here is my Bucket List:

    *give bith (I am talking screamig and kicking natural birth;
    *learn how to speak Greek;
    *visit our sponsord child Angela, in Zambia;
    *travel to South America;
    *live close to my family so that I can see them more often;
    *hear my dad's voice again;
    *go back to the bar where I DH and I first kissed and do it all over;
    *buy our own home with a big garden for our kids;
    *get a dog.

  21. Love this post question!! And that movie is fantastic, but how could it be anything but great with those two actors?!? My bucket list...

    Visit Ireland & kiss the Blarney stone (and immediately disinfect my lips)
    sky dive
    write a book
    run a full marathon (maybe next February or Flying Pigs in Cincinnati)
    complete a (small) triathalon
    read the entire bible
    send a child to college (not my own, one whose family can't)

    Fun! Fun to think about, fun to read everyone else's!!!

  22. Oh, what a great question. I have so many things I want to do...
    see the Great Wall of China
    go skydiving
    go spelunking
    go on a horseback tour of Ireland
    go on a round the world cruise
    visit Alaska
    go to the Grand Canyon and go out on the Skywalk
    see the Great Pyramids in Egypt
    visit Macchu Picchu
    go into space