Monday, July 26, 2010

It's Giveaway Time Again - CSN Stores

I recently hosted a giveaway from CSN Stores.  Well, I was contacted by them to become a Preferred Blogger.  What does that mean?  That means we're having another giveaway!

After I got their email I went back over to their sites to do some more browsing. They have so many great things, I could probably spend all day there.  I ended up in their lighting section again and but this time I ended up looking at Table Lamps.  They really have a huge selection to choose from!  I found some really nice lamps that I would love to have.

They also have some very unique lamps as well:

Head on over and see what you can find.  CSN Stores has graciously offered a $60 Gift Certificate to one lucky reader! They have over 200 stores to choose from. You can find anything you need for your family or your home.

TO ENTER (Mandatory):

1. Please go to CSN's Table Lamp section. Come back and leave a comment telling me about your favorite table lamp. Please make sure to leave an email address or contact information so I can get your prize to you.  You do not have to spend your gift certificate in this section - it can be spent in any of the CSN stores.

Bonus Entries (Please post one comment for each. Don’t forget to leave an email address or contact information so I can get your prize to you):

2. Post about and leave a link to this giveaway on your blog. Come back and leave the link in your comment to where I can find it. Make sure it is a public blog so that I can find it.

3. Tweet about and leave a link to this giveaway on Twitter. Come back and leave your twitter name so I can find it. You must do this on a public stream so I can find it tag @myblueberrykiss in your tweet.

4. Become a fan / be a fan – go to our Blueberry Kisses page on Facebook and become a fan. Come back here and let me know that you are a fan.

5. Become a follower of this blog. Post a comment and let me know that you are following.

If you do all of the above, you will have 5 entries. That’s 5 chances to win! I will verify each entry. Any entry that can not be verified or does not fit the criteria will be removed.

This giveaway ends Monday August 9, 2010 at 11:59PM and is open to Residents of the United States and Canada only,18 and older. Winner will be chosen using Winner will be posted here on Tuesday and notified via email. If winner does not respond within 3 days, a new winner will be chosen.

*Gift card code will not cover shipping and or international fees, so please look for ‘free shipping’. Code will expire 12/31/10.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I'm Having a Sale!

I just lowered prices on 8x10 prints in my shop.  Stop by and take a look: PRINTS

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Today I am Thankful

I thought with all the things Murphy has brought us lately (like being sick as a dog, broken heater, transmission fail, etc) I would take a moment to count my blessing.  I'm sure they outweigh the bad things going on right.  That being said, I'm thankful for:

  • My Husband: He does a wonderful job taking care of his family.  He is super handy and can tackle most projects on his own.  A few hours of reading and he is ready to go.  That alone has saved us a bunch of money.  Not to mention the fact that after 7 years of marriage, I still get butterflies when I see his name on the caller ID of my phone or when I see him after some time spent apart. 
  • My Daughters: They are my world.  They are so smart and funny.  At times they do push my buttons, but they are lucky they are cute.  I can't imagine my life without them.  They make me smile each and every day.
  • Our Health:  I'm thankful we are all healthy.  Yes we had a nasty virus, but there are so many people out there suffering from so much worse, that I can't even complain about that.
  • Family/Friends: We have a large network of family and friends.  Each one of them has a special place in our hearts!
  • We are Employed/Have a Roof Over Our Heads: I know there are so many in this economy that aren't in that position.  We have to be thankful for these things as well.
  • My Camera: Don't laugh. It's true.  Even though I haven't used it as much as I would like lately, it's my creative outlet and it helps keep me sane.  I sometimes have dreams that it breaks/doesn't work.  I wake up from those dreams feeling devastated.  If something did happen to my camera (my DSLR) I know I wouldn't be able to replace it at this stage of the game.
  • High Speed Internet:  Or internet at all.  I think I may have a slight addiction.  Is there a program for Internet Addiction?  I don't know what I would do without it. 

Monday, July 19, 2010

I've been MIA.

I have a lot of catching up to do.  I kind of fell off of the blogging bandwagon for a little bit.  It started when my little LaLa Beans got a nasty stomach virus.  We weren't sure if it was a virus or something worse.  I spent about a week out of work taking care of her.  We had a delightful time collecting stool samples and running back and forth to the doctor's office. 

Just as we were figuring out it was virus-related, Bugs got a touch of it.  Of course, they didn't want to leave me out so I had a chance to experience it as well.  I think we are all on the road to recovery and getting further away from this thing each day.

I hope to get caught up and working on some new stuff soon.  I'm also thinking about possibly changing the name/URL of the blog. I'm looking at my options and seeing how difficult it would be and if I would lose all followers in a switch.  So if anyone has any advice, I would appreciate it!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The CSN Giveaway winner is...

"Amanda said... 107 I also liked BlueberryKisses on Facebook (I'm Amanda Davis) Thanks again!!

Congratulations Amanda!  I will contact be contacting you!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

In Search of the Perfect Water Bottle

My girls play outside a lot at school (daycare).  This summer the daycare requested we send water bottles labeled with their name daily.  The school has water fountains inside, so I imagine before they would go in for drinks or get them once they came back inside.  Now they take water bottles and keep them outside in little buckets of ice. 

I was sending in regular plastic water bottles that I bought in bulk.  I thought there had to be a better way.  My little one can't get a screw top cap off on her own and I didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle either.  So I set out looking for the perfect water bottle.  I ended up in Walmart and found these cute water bottles below:

I knew the girls would like them because of the characters.  They are stainless steel and BPA free.  They are easy to clean.  The top pops open and there is a straw to sip from inside, so they also won't spill.  I've been sending them to school for a little over a week now and I love them.  Sometimes when they come home they still have ice in them.  I wasn't sure if it was the ice I put in before school in the morning or if the teachers were replacing it. 

I picked the kids up from school the other day and Bugs' Thermos had just been refilled.  It had ice and water inside.  We ran some errands before heading home.  We were home for a while when Bugs asked me where her water bottle was.  Oops.  We left it in the car.  I went out to get it for her.

Here in the Philadelphia area, the temperatures have been over 100 degrees the last few days.  The heat and steam that hits you in the face when you open a car door that has been closed up tight for any length of time is pretty gross.  Imagine my surprise when I opened the car, grabbed her water bottle and ice rattled inside.  It had been in the car in that heat for over 3 hours.  I could not believe it had ice.  I went to the sink to clean it out and yup, icy cold water and ice cubes!

For any moms out there looking for a great reusable water bottle for your kids, I highly recommend this one!

**This was not a paid review.  I received nothing from Thermos.  I just really liked this product and wanted to share my find.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Spotted: Brown Eyed Susie PostCards in a Treasury

My Brown Eyed Susie Postcards were featured in a Treasury today!  The theme of the treasury is "Warm".  They are in the 3rd rown on the right side.  Clicks and comments are appreciated!

Thanks for including me, twirlaway!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Spotted: Divine Dessert 8x10 in a Treasury

My Divine Dessert 8x10 was featured in a Treasury called Party All Night Long.  Click here to check it out.  It is second from the left in the last row.

Thanks to katherynmd for including me!