Monday, July 26, 2010

My dining room and a giveaway

I'm not much for interior design. Or even decorating. I can appreciated a beautiful space, but I cannot for the life of me put one together.

But there is one area in my house that I positively love.

And it's the dining area.

My brother in law painted the beautiful work of art for me. Which means it's a custom painting by a real live artist. Which means I'm cool.

And Josh and I picked what I think is the perfect dining room table (although it's entirely too large for such a small place....I don't care) and as a general rule we only have fun there. It's where we play games, and eat REAL once a week - all other meals are eaten on our laps on the couch or at the bar. And we never do anything lame at that table.

However, the table is entirely too large and when it comes time to sell this place it'll have to go to a storage space and we'll have to get something more appropriately sized.

So I'd love new dining room furniture like what they have at CSN just so it would be the right size and perfect for the area.

As much as I love this space, there is one thing I do not love, and that's the light.

Because ew.

So I desperately want one of these. Maybe someday I'll get one. When we're rich and famous.

In the meantime, one of you lucky readers can win a $40 gift certificate to use at ANY of the CSN stores. They have everything from baby stuff, to dining room furniture, to bedding, to fitness equipment, to cookware. Think Walmart without the groceries, or the icky people standing in front of you in line, or the lady who sneezes on your bananas.

So you wanna win forty bucks? Here's what to do:

1. Be a follower or a subscriber and leave a comment telling me you are.
2. Post about the giveaway on your blog and come back tell me that you did.
3. Go to CSN and tell me which store you love the best - or which item you simply can't live without.

Nobody is exempt, but when I post the winner if you don't contact me I'm givin' it to someone else. So come back to see if you won.

You can enter until Sunday, August 1st at midnight. I'll announce the winner Monday morning(ish).


  1. Why do they call them "baker's racks"? Just wondering. I think they are adorable, but they have absolutely nothing to do with baking.

    Also, in addition to being a closet bag slut, I love bathroom towels. Seriously!

  2. Haha I'm pretty sure that we have the EXACT same light hanging in our living room. Random.

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

  4. I simply cannot live without some extra-tall barstools! We've lived here for three years without barstools at our extra-tall counter because I've never been able to find ones that worked with my kitchen decor at the right height. They have a category called "extra-tall bar stools". Awesome!

  5. Also, I think those baby sized pianos may be the coolest think ever. I don't know if I will ever be that rich and famous though.

  6. I'm a follower and a subscriber of course. Because I simply can't get enough of you!

  7. I can't live without square white dishes. I have an unhealthy obsession with them. Just ask Corey :)

  8. I agree the hanging boob light has got to go. Good news for you I have a fixture just like the one you showed in your photo (the one you want, not the boob light). Don't get jealous because it's sitting in the basement. It came with the house and it's way to conservative for me so I swapped it for a hot modern light. Want it?

  9. I blogstalk you and am now an official follower!

  10. I have a hard time deciding between the furniture store (oh, so much I could buy there) or the home decor store (much more practical way of changing things up a bit)...

  11. I follow you :) sounds like a stalker, right? Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. And I love the whole website but I think I like the furniture store the best. So many things I want...


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