June 5, 2010

Three Reasons To Smile

It's that time of year again. I harvested some lavender this morning, and put it in paper bags to dry. My stash of home-grown lavender dwindled down a bit last year. Replenishing the supply is making me smile. Also making me smile are these dainty little Bellflower blooms. I planted this last year and never saw any flowering. This season, it was spreading through the garden like wildfire. I contemplated removing all of it, thinking it was just too invasive. Instead, I thinned it regularly to keep it from encroaching on the neighbors. It pulls up easily, so thinning wasn't a problem, and the extra effort was definitely worth it. The May-blooming poppies have tired and these sweet little blossoms are now the star of the show. I think I said there were three reasons to smile, didn't I? Well, a super nice lady in the promotions department of CSNstores.com contacted me last week. They'd like to give away a forty dollar gift certificate to use in any one of their 200+ online stores. Perhaps you'll be the lucky winner. Take a peek, there's a little something for everyone. You'll find things like LED Lighting, Cookware, and even Shoes.

Here's how it works:

  • Leave a comment here or send an email telling me what you'd shop for if you had an extra forty dollars to spend.
  • If you have a blog of your own and you'd like your name entered twice, tell your readers about my giveaway and link to this post. Then, send me your link. It's as easy as that.
  • I'll randomly choose a winner a week from today. The lucky winner will receive an online certificate to use at any one of the CSN online stores.

I had some fun browsing around. Here's what I'd choose:

Carlos Mohawk Sandal


I hope this little giveaway makes you smile too. Good Luck!


  1. I'd love to shop for a glass cake stand to keep my kitties out of the goodies. Please enter me in your drawing.


  2. There's a pair of chacos sandals there that have my name on them! I feel adventurous just looking at them!!! Great giveaway!

  3. I've been "needing" some silicone baking sheets since we are having a wedding this summer and will be doing LOTS of baking!!

    I have some Bellflowers that are pink. I purchased a small plant for $.25 at the end of summer one year at Kmart. It blesses my garden now and several of my friend's gardens. I love them!


  4. I have been wanting a coverlet for our queen size bed for summer. It would be great to have the gift certificate to put toward it. What a great giveaway!!

  5. My husband could sure use a new pair of running shoes. We have started walking/running in hopes of becoming healthier. He never buys anything for himself so the gift certificate would be put towards these new shoes!


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