Wednesday, July 14, 2010

100th Post Giveaway - A Gift Card from csnstores

It is my 100th post and as promised I am hosting a giveaway to celebrate! I did not think it would be possible to include my friends in the USA and Canada but thanks to csnstores I am able to do so. The csn stores website offers customers the choice of over 200 + online stores. Their product range is vast - You will find furniture for the bedroom including platform beds and other rooms in the house and a huge range of home wares, kitchenware and personal items such as shoes and handbags. The plate above is just one of the products you will find at the csn stores site. I absolutely love this design. It is from Mikasa's Cocoa Blossom range of dinnerware.

The giveaway being offered is a $40 gift voucher which can be used at any of their sites. You can put it towards any of their products. It's your choice! I've spent some time browsing their sites and spotted some familiar names, quality brands and well known designers. Here's a few of the gorgeous home wares that caught my eye. If I was the recipient of the giveaway I would certainly be tempted by this beautiful peony bowl in the Lennox Botanical Boutique range. By the way all the items I have highlighted come in under $40!

I love botanical prints - they are so popular around the world. So many designers look to nature for their inspiration. I think this set of La Rochere espresso cups is just delightful - it's by French Home Gourmet and features the Napoleonic Bee Motif. I would love to serve my guests coffee in these cups! But I am not eligible to enter my giveaway and should also let you know I am not being compensated in any way for extending this offer to you.

I love to use candles in my home. I think these pierced scalloped ceramic holders by Lazy Susan would look lovely gracing any table in the home. Cream or white - which do you prefer?

Or perhaps your taste is more modern - there are candle holders to suit all tastes and all budgets. I thought the iittalia range was very stylish and lots of colour choices too! There are over 1000 choices in candle holders alone! Wow!

If you are the winner of the giveaway you may choose to use your voucher for something more practical, maybe something for your kitchen or if you need a new bag or wallet for yourself you will also find them at the csnstores site. There are lots of great gift ideas - perhaps you have a wedding coming up and are looking for a present. Let me know what you might choose! There is one more item I found which really appeals to me. This would solve the problem of ants finding their way into the dog bowl. I've never seen one before, I think it is a fantastic idea!

My dog would love this - an elevated dog bowl. The cat would not be impressed though - would not be able to steal the dog's biscuits!

So here is what you must do to enter. Remember this is for those of you who read my blog or visit me from the US and Canada. My friends in Australia and New Zealand your giveaway is coming in my next post but please do let your readers in the States know about this giveaway and bless them - I know it is not always possible for us down under to offer a giveaway to friends overseas but this offer is for them, so take advantage of it!

1. Leave me a comment and let me know what you might use the voucher for if you were the winner. This gives you one entry.

2. Remind me that you are following my blog or sign up to follow - this gives you a second entry into the draw.

3. Link to this giveaway from your blog and you will receive a third entry!

This is my first ever giveaway and I'm thankful to for the opportunity to bless you in this way. I think it is wonderful that you get to choose the gift too!

I will be keeping this offer open for one week - you will need to leave me a comment before Wednesday 21st July 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time - check Sydney time on the world clock gadget on your mobile or computer if you need to work it out for your time zone. We will draw the winner after that and I will post the name soon after.

With Love and Joy


Donna said...

Please enter me in the CSN giveaway.
I have become a follower and hope you will visit my blog as well.
I would buy kitchen stuff. I am excited, I hope I will win!!

Dalinz said...

Hi Ann,

Amazing... 100 entries already. :) Many inspirational as well. Soooo good for the soul. Love following you and your family and your walk with the Lord.
If I was to win I would probably get some candles as we use them during the week allot as we don't use lights at night. (except when DH is home...) Love to read books with the boys at night by candlelight. :)
I will post about your giveaway offer now. :)

Cheers Damaris

Dalinz said...

Ooops just reread and it says on US and Canada. Duh.... Anyway have still posted for my US and Canadian friends. :)

Cheers Damaris

Ann at eightacresofeden said...

Damaris - come back soon and enter the giveaway I'm going to do just for my friends in Australia and NZ! You will have to trust my taste though! Hope it is something which appeals to you!

Elaine said...

I would put it towards the Basset Mirror Silver Antique Beaded Leaner Mirror.

clothed much, a modest fashion blog

Rina said...

I subscribe to your blog!

Rina said...

I'd go for the Le Creuset skillets!!!

Beth said...

Hi Ann!! Thanks for the note on my blog! I think of you often!
Of course I would love to enter your giveaway...I follow you.
I think, if I were to win, I would save the gift voucher to use closer to Christmas time! Money might be a bit tight this year and I could still bless someone with something nice!
Thanks for the gift echange for those of us who are across the pond!

Katrina said...

I would use it towards a step 2 roller coaster on the csn toy site for my daughter for her birthday

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Suburban prep said...

Oh I would love to put it towards a roaster by All-Clad.
msgb245 at gmail dot com

meeyeehere said...

I follow your blog

meeyeehere said...

I would buy a doll house for my niece or a toy chest for her birthday

Cheryl said...

I follow your blog via Google Friends Connect.

Cheryl said...

I would use the gift card to purchase the Wildon Home 600 thread count solid sateen sheet set.

Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter my name.

Katrina said...

I would most definately use the giftcard for new dishes! I am in desperate need as we are currently eating off of Christmas plates now lol

sweetpeg at gmail dot com

Farming On Faith said...

Congratulations My Sweet Friend~
100 Th post~ wow. If you are like me you never knew when you began blogging the friend you would make and the wonderful things you would learn.

You were one of the first blogs I started to follow when I started blogging. I loved hearing your stories from clear across the world. I enjoy your unique way of saying things like~ " I am going to peg out the laundry." I will forever remember the way you encouraged my Ashley. We still talk about~ "Did you see Ann's new post.:" And I heard on more than one occasion~ a pregnant story or advice from Ann! You have have become dear to us.

I really hope one day we will meet for tea but if not I look forward to eternity with you in Heaven. We shall sit and visit for hours. There are just some people that you become soul-sisters with. And you my friend are my soul sister who just happens to me clear across the world. 8(

You inspire me and you are a real blessing to me.

I would probably, like you, buy something beautiful for my house. I like all your choices. I will post your sweet blog on my site. Not to win but to send people to meet "the little homeschool Momma from down under"~lol.
You have a lovely day.
From one of your followers and friend.
You have a lovely day!

Dove's Rest said...

Hey Ann, just an Aussie here, and I wanted to let you know that I thought of you as a Beautiful Blogger. To see the award it's at Feel free to claim it or just enjoy it!! Blessings Renelle

Diana Ferguson said...

A big hello from Texas! I am following you, my new friend.

Diana Ferguson said...

I would most definitely have a big decision. I'm torn between a grilling pan and a knife set (which is probably what I need the most in my kitchen).

Thanks, and have a great day!

Down On The Farm said...

I am now a follower of your wonderful blog!!!

Down On The Farm said...

Hello! I found you at Farming On Faith! It is very nice to "meet" you! I love meeting other Christian moms! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Down On The Farm said...

Oops, I forgot to mention that if I were the winner, I would probably get some new loaf pans for bread making, or maybe a new dutch oven. It is so much fun just browsing their website!

Mrs.C said...

This is my first visit to your blog, thanks to Carrie @ Farming on Faith.

I love the candle holders pictured above, the "pierced scalloped ceramic holders by Lazy Susan". I love vintage looking items, and they remind me of lace.

I look forward to reading more here on your site.

Anonymous said...

I am a new follower thanks to Carrie at Farming on Faith. And, I would use the gift card to purchase a Play Tent for my granddaughter. :0)

Tanya said...

Hi Ann,
I am meeting you via Carrie at Farming on Faith! She is such a sweetheart so I'm sure you are as special. Would love to be entered in your giveaway...WOW Congratulations on your 100th mark. Thanks for the opportunity!! I am redoing my bedroom, so maybe new sheets would be lovely???? Will be a new follower to you! God bless....and enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

I would get the Le Creuset Stainless Steel Roaster Set- JD

Donna said...

Hi Ann, I am comming over from Carrie at
Farming on Faith. She is a great inspiration to me. I will enjoy getting to know you and I hope you will enter me in your give away. Congrats on your 100th post!
I think I'd buy some bedroom stuff if I win>

Camille said...

Dear Ann ~ Such a lovely giveaway...thanks for hosting! I would *love* candle holders or something of the sort and may make them a gift for someone else. Who knows, I might even keep them for myself. :)

I appreciate you and keep tabs on you from my area of cyberspace...I have not "officially" followed anyone to date, but do "follow" you in my own way. Does that make sense?? No need to "count" that, just wanted to let you know where I am coming from.

You are a sweet friend and I appreciate has been a blessing to get to know you a little bit these last few months, and I look forward to continuing our friendship in the days to come. I find it fun to have a friend from "down under"...I'm glad it's you! :)


Tayler M. said...

I would love to win this! I'd most likely end up with something from the housewares section... possibly a Le Creuset baking dish. The colors are amazing. :-)

I feel like I should introduce myself since I've never commented before (even though I've been reading your blog for quite sometime), so without further ado...

I'm blessed too be the daughter of two godly parents and the older sister to five wonderful siblings. I am also a recent homeschool graduate (something that I'm so very thankful for!) and I love to garden, learn about natural living and nutrition, make soap, read, and spend time with my family. Your blog has been an encouragement and inspiration to me!

~Tayler M.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward a guidecraft kitchen helper.

Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi Ann~
Thanks for the invite to the giveaway!

I only had a few mintutes to look but I would get my new dog a rope toy that looks like a crab or the lobster....or both!

I tried to find the the espresso cups with the bee motif but only found other bee drinkware items from the same company!

I would try to find/and get a few of them! So cute! I love that they are clear!

Thanks for the chance Ann!

Peace and Love,

Fruitful Harvest said...

I am a follower~
I have been for about a year!

Warmest Blessings Ann,


Fruitful Harvest said...

Hi Ann,
I bloged the giveaway and there is a link back to your blog for folks to enter!

Warm Blessings,

Unknown said...

Hello from Birch Bay, Washington! I found your blog from another blog participating in the Completing Him Challenge! I would use the gift card for something just for me! A new wallet or purse, it brings me a little bit of joy. Thank you.

Unknown said...

I am now a follower as well!

Allison said...

Just found your blog from Georgiann's blog, I'd love to win!

I'm getting married in 2 months and I think I'd use the gift card towards some home decorating items!

Allison said...

And now I follow your blog as well :)


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