Wednesday, June 23, 2010

A Giveaway

I don't usually like to advertise for other companies on my personal blog so when companies contact me, I usually say no, BUT I happened to be browsing a site looking at toys to use $15.00 of credit that I had, when I remembered that exact company had contacted me offering to sponsor a giveaway on my blog or to send me a product to review. Why not sponsor a giveaway for something I would love to have? You've all been so sweet and supportive lately that I thought it would be nice to share something instead of receive. I just wish that you all could win!

I'm sure you've seen a few other blogs doing giveaways for CSN Stores. They have 200+ websites so they sell just about everything that you can think of: lighting, kitchen gadgets,modern nursery furniture (where I bought Creed's toddler bed) . . .

One of my lucky readers will win a $70.00 gift certificate to use at any of CSN's sites, just leave a comment on this post by Friday at 5:00 p.m., and I will pick a winner at random (although you must be from the US or Canada to enter and please only comment once!).

I happened to be looking for toys since I was planning to use my credit so here are a few ideas of things that I would love to own:
This Plan Toys Preschool Balancing Cactus

This Plan Toys Pounding Tower
These Dinosaur Block Mates that you can mix and match (I'm sure Creed would love them)
This Plan Toys Click Clack Track for Balls to run down (I think it would help Creed play with Ollie because it would entertain them both)
This Concertina because we've been collecting instruments so Creed and his friends can form a band whenever they like
You know Creed would love this backpack and he just started preschool this week
And Ollie will be big enough for this Wheelie Bug before we know it
I've also been thinking about investing in one of these PlasmaCars. We'd need yellow of course.
Or maybe I should just be investing in these Dwell Storage bins to store the toys that we already have.
Once in a while, It's fun to dream about all the beautiful things out there that you could own, isn't it? Leave a comment for a chance to win and the gift certificate could be yours!

86 comments:

Megan B. said...

Those toys look so fun! I know my boy would love some of them, and his first birthday is next week.

Anna said...

I'm so amazed by the variety of cool toys out there, its going to be hard to limit ourselves on toy purchases as our daughter gets older.

Tyler said...

Totally awesome. And you know Simon loves toys and you!

Heather said...

Sounds great. I've just junked a ton of toys for the move so one nice quality new one would be great. Miss you

Danielle said...

Those are all so cute! My little guy would love ALL of them. Unfortunately, the toys are taking over the house; I think I may need to exert a bit more restraint in the future.

Adrian said...

Those toys look awesome! I love there toddler beds.

Kate said...

I must be out of it since I've never heard of CSN--I've always wanted one of those plasma cars too!

Carolee said...

What beautifully made toys! How have I not heard of CSN before?

AmyLynn said...

These toys are lovely! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Charity said...

I love toys that actually last and aren't made of plastic! My son just recently found out about automoblox and LOVES them. Those dinosaurs would be a welcome addition to our toy chest!

Thanks Stephanie!

LeAnn said...

cute toys! I like toys that aren't plastic too. I would have to purge our house of some toys to make room but I would gladly do it for something really cute. :)

Emily said...

I've been looking for toys for my almost one year old...this is perfect! :)

Greta said...

I'm impressed that stores are aware of your blog and offering you free goodies! Glad you are getting some attention. You are one of the most amazing people I know. Wish you were here!

Mami2jcn said...

These toys look so cute! I know CSN has great dollhouses, too.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

giddygoat.com said...

Quality stuff. Thanks for the chance!

Malinovka said...

Love that yellow plasma car too! :)

Alicia said...

Um, yes, please. I've been wanting to search that site and find some things that I "need."

Valerie said...

Wow what a great bunch of toys, such a nice change from the cheaply made plastic stuff we see in the chain stores!

ConnieK said...

I know that my lil girls would love anything from that store... that backpack is calling my almost 3yr old's name!

Amy said...

We love Plan Toys. Would lvoe to win!

Sara said...

Thank you so much for the chance to win! I've never heard of CSN but it looks like they have so many neat toys!

Kirsten said...

These toys are sooo cute! I love your blog and have commented a couple of times before. I am a friend of Lisa Hymas and wish we would have had a chance to meet before you moved.

Anyway, what a fun giveaway...if you haven't bought anything yet, DEFINATELY go with the plasma car!!!!! We got four for Christmas in different colors for my four kids and they LOVE them. Best toys we ever bought. My three year old, Creed's age loves them the most. Anyway, just thought I would give some friendly advice! Thanks for the giveaway!

P.S. There is a pic on our blog right now if you want to see my little girl riding ours!!
fourfiveandunder.blogspot.com!

WendyandGabe said...

I would love to do some early Christmas shopping and I love the quality toys you've shown on your post.

Carrie said...

Love love love those Plan toys!

Melissa said...

That is awesome you get to give away freebies. I love the toys, so unique.

Beazer said...

Well, it's looking like my chances aren't great, but here's taking a shot at it!

Nikki said...

What fun - we have the Click Clack Track and I love Plan toys.

M said...

THAT WOULD BE AWSOME!! (I hope I spelled that right.

Lisa said...

I love the little bee ride-on. How cute!!

Debbie said...

I have a wishlist of things I want from them so this would be great!

Heidi said...

love the toys!

Anne Bean said...

Thanks for the cool giveaway. Now you've got me on the prowl for some great new toys. :)

Carlye said...

These toys are awesome! Tyler would LOVE one of those PlasmaCars (in red of course)...

Michelle M said...

Love the toys! What a fun giveaway.

Shar said...

you find the most amazing toys! a few months back we got the wood puzzle pieces you showed, and we love them. thanks for always sharing your awesome finds.

Melissa said...

beautiful toys!

Chelsea said...

Your suggestions are amazing. I hope one day I'm a Mom like you :)

Jackie said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

rachel said...

Pick Me! Ruby NEEDS a Wheelie Bug, don't you think?

Cami said...

Ooh I love those wooden toys! The plasma car would also be quite awesome!

Jeff & Nicole said...

Ooooh, there is just too much that I love!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Jessica said...

I didn't realize your little part of the internet was so popular. Yeah for you!

Kiki said...

I love the dinosaurs! And I know my son Ben would love them too!

Sunny said...

Those dinosaurs would be a great addition to our little dino collection!

Sarah said...

eee, I hope I win!! Charlie's first birthday is coming up :)

Stephanie said...

Pick me! Pick me!

Dehner Family said...

How fun! I can totally see Mike playing that concertina :)

Liz said...

Oh goodie! I was recently perusing a mag that had an article showing the inside of the home of the CSN owner. Lovely!! I'd love to win, as we are just getting ready to close on a house, and I could use something beautiful to help decorate!!

coolkids said...

love all of those toys! I would be torn on what I should get...something for me or something for the kids!:)

Krista Hansen said...

It would be so perfect for me to win. I have two kids each with a birthday in July! This would help me get something fun for each of them.

Tristen said...

These are so fun! Thanks for doing a fun giveaway. Found your blog a while ago via Elizabeth Moon. Love your blog, sorry for blog-stalking!

that's what she said...

my baby's 1st birthday is in 3 weeks and i've been searching the last few days on the internet for gift ideas. maybe i just need you to be my personal shopper because these are all such cute ideas! :) crossing my fingers, and toes, and eyes... x-)

Heather said...

How fun! I love reading your blog

RM @ LMMP said...

I love their site and would love to win!

Crossing the fingers and toes!

Sarah Dee said...

What wonderful toys. I love the riding bug.

BarefootinBoston said...

Oh! I wanted to get that penguin backpack for my son when it was on sale at Hanna Andersson! This would be perfect!

Mushi Loola said...

That Concertina because — if your kid grows up to be an accordion player — the World is their oyster!

Kati said...

This would be perfect timing for my son's third birthday ... I really need to get on the ball. Thanks for the chance to win!

Laura said...

I love simple toys without all the lights and sounds and distractions. Jax loves pure simple wood toys and would LOVE some of these.

Kristin said...

Love all your picks, Steph. I especially love those polka dot bins. So cute!

Cheryl said...

These look like super fun toys -and- they'd look nice in the house too :-) Thanks for posting!

DC said...

Those toys are adorable! I have a new little nephew on the way and would love to spoil him with som toys from there!

Deb said...

I'd have fun looking around for something for my 2 year old daughter!

R said...

Dang. There are a lot of comments here.
I would love to be the lucky winner. But even more so, I would love to see you (an meet little Ollie!) when I am visiting UT in about 2 weeks. Will you guys be around? I will be available July 10th through the 16th.
I'll email you more later.
~Rachel

The Stanger Fam said...

Those are some awesome toys! My twin boys would definately love those dinosaurs :)

Tricia said...

fun stuff!

Lynnie said...

I've been following your blog for a while now, and I am always so inspired by your creativity! My three lovelies (and I) definitely appreciate YOU for this opportunity. Thanks! :)

lisa (lost pezhead) said...

one of our friends has those PlasmaCars, I would love to get some too. all the toys look great. we love wooden toys especially, cause our dog will chew plastic ones. btw yellow day looked wonderful! you are so fun...can't wait to see where you guys end up. joe got a fellowship for cardiology in Florida...so we'll be leaving columbus next summer...so sad.

Taunya said...

Oh how I love me a giveaway!! Never have actually won, don't anticipate this will be my first, but wanted to respond anyway and tell you that all of your picks look like loads of fun. I can just picture Creed playing that accordian. Lovely!!

Jess said...

cool picks!

Posy Quarterman said...

Very cool.

Eve said...

Wow, this could be fun. I love your picks!

Jenny said...

Such great toys! I hope I win!

ellen said...

You're never too old for toys!

Cassie L. said...

I keep seeing this giveaway on other blogs and I had never heard of CSN! Those toys look awesome!

Molly G said...

ooh goodness, so many cute things to buy!! I hope I win!!

Jodie said...

What a nice way to end my week - with a chance to win a giveaway. I have never heard of CSN before reading your post. Cool stuff!

Krissy said...

I recognize these cool toys but didn't know where they could be found. Yellow day looked like a lot of fun, I wonder what color my kids would pick for a color day??? I might have to try that out this summer.

Calvin Family said...

My son picked a book at the library today that reminded me of your fun follow the string adventures. The book is titled "Just how long can a long string be?" by Keith Baker. Cute!

Kim said...

Way cute toys and I know my kids would love them, but I LOVE the cute storage bin. We have the play room in the basement, but you know toys always travel,so it would be great to have some cute thing to store them in.

taniawillis said...

oooooooh, that balancing cactus is FABULOUS! i'd love to win.

Stacey C. said...

L-O-V-E that cactus! Too cute! Thanks for the opportunity :)

Jinii said...

What a great giveaway!!

Allison said...

LOVE it all! :)

Tammie said...

Wow, thanks, best giveaway ever!

Wendy said...

Those toys look amazing!