8.09.2010

Goodie for You! :)

So, we have our house back on the market...with a real estate agent this time.  We decided to bite the bullet and let someone else handle it so that we can't get bored with it and just go yank the sign out of the yard (because yes, that's what we did.  Twice.)  We have found our dream home, so we're crossing our fingers that someone will walk into our house and it will be their dream home.   

If I were to show you pictures of said 'dream home' you'd probably laugh because this house that we love...it's really not very pretty.  It's not pretty at all, actually.  But that's part of the fun of it.  It's not terrible, not at all, but it's not 'dream home' material either.  It has plenty of space to allow our family to grow and lots of storage, which we're in desperate need for.  There's plenty of room for our dogs to run and it's nestled back in the woods but still quite close to everything.  Just what we've been looking for.

Those of you who know us well know that we love a good challenge.  There's not much that excites us more than taking a house that appears to have very little potential, and turning it into home.  That's just what we will do if it all works out like we have planned (and someone comes and buys our house!!).  

Of course having another place in mind has gotten our wheels turning.  We've talked about what we would change in each of the rooms and I've been tearing out pictures in magazines and searching online...dreaming of changes we'd make if the house becomes ours.  

After repainting our bedrooms, the next place we would tackle would be the dining room.  We love our dining room furniture and it needs a pretty room to be in.  It just so happens that we were contacted by CSN again about doing another giveaway, so we decided that as we planned out ideas for our future dining room {crossing fingers}, that we click around and see what CSN has to offer.

They have over 200 stores, so finding everything we were hoping for wasn't the problem.  The problem was narrowing it down!  We started by searching through their dining room sets and found one that is very similar to ours.  
Right now there is floral wallpaper in the dining room, which would have to go.  We love flowers, just not on the walls!  I think we would do the walls the same exact way we did them in our current dining room...
but we would get a new rug.  I love this one.  




  And this chandelier is so pretty.  I love that the light is directed down toward the table instead of up to the ceiling.


There are literally thousands of accessories to fill the room and I've already spent hours browsing them.  Mirrors, vases, wall art, you name it, they have it.  I'm having a hard time narrowing it down and D is waking up, so I'm leaving it up to you because it's one of you that has FIFTY DOLLARS to spend!  

Don't worry, it doesn't have to be on anything for your dining room.  You can get anything here...home improvement supplies, things for kids, your pets...YOU!  Check out the shoes, bags, cookware, or fitness equiptment.  Whatever your little heart desires. :)

Here's how to play: 

You have until Thursday, August 12th at 9:00pm eastern to enter.  The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced Friday morning.  You CAN enter even if you don't have a blog, just remember to include your email address in your comment so we can get in touch with you if you win.

For your first entry, become a public follower of our blog and leave a comment telling us you are a new follower.  If you're an old follower friend, just let us know in a comment. :)

For your second entry, visit one of CSN's 200+ stores and tell us how you would spend your $50 (or what you would apply it towards).  The possibilities are endless, so have fun! 

We can't have a giveaway that doesn't have a CHD related chance at winning, so today for your third entry, become a fan of Hope for BraveHEARTS on Facebook (by clicking the "like" button) and come back here and leave a comment telling us you became a fan. If you already are, thanks, and let us know that in a comment too!  

For your fourth entry, check out CSN's dining room sets and tell us which one you would choose if you were doing a dining room over-haul!  (And feel free to share what paint color you would use or how you would decorate around your new furniture...we're loving some decorating details! :)

Your fifth way to win can give you multiple entries!  Share this giveaway on your blog, Facebook, email, call someone, tweet about it...spread the word.  For each way you share, leave a separate comment telling who you told and how you did it.  (For example, I emailed Larry.  I emailed Curly.  I emailed Moe.  I posted this giveaway on FB. That would be four different comments, which equals FOUR more chances to win! :)  

Check back Friday morning to find out if you're the winner!  Good luck! :)

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And in case you've been wondering what D has been up to, he enjoyed playing with a new friend today...but NO, she's NOT ours!

44 comments:

  1. I am an old follower friend of Derrick. I have followed you story since before Derrick was born. It was when you used carepages.com. I have a 4 1/2 year old with HLHS.
    Leigh Ann Corbitt
    annbitt30@yahoo.com

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  2. Elizabeth MarshallAugust 09, 2010 12:48 PM

    I am an old follower and love the updates!

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  3. Elizabeth MarshallAugust 09, 2010 12:49 PM

    I am a fan of Hope for Bravehearts!

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  4. Elizabeth MarshallAugust 09, 2010 12:51 PM

    I like the Wildon Home Derby Counter Height Table with Lazy Susan in Rich Cappuccino. It is too cool with a lazy susan in the bottom.

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  5. Elizabeth MarshallAugust 09, 2010 12:53 PM

    I would use $50 towards a new outdoor ceiling fan.

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  6. Elizabeth MarshallAugust 09, 2010 12:54 PM

    I put this info on my facebook page for all to see!

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  7. Hi! I'm an old follower :)
    lisabrowndesign@yahoo.com

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  8. I'd apply mine toward... a bedroom night stand - http://www.csnstores.com/Winsome-94215-WN1484.html

    lisabrowndesign@yahoo.com

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  9. I am an old follower and also love all of the updates! Carol Hinze carolhinzebailey@yahoo.com

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  10. I am a fan of Hope for Breavhearts. Carol Hinze carolhinzebaily@yahoo.com

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  11. Love that they have school stuff- so I'd probably have to get something for our little school! Scott, on the other hand, would probably want a generator with all the storms we've been getting! HA!

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  12. A happy follower of your blog.

    Cant believe I wasnt before:-) Thanks for this great giveaway!

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  13. Hmmmm....Ive been looking for a toddler bed for Evie (she's still in a crib). There are some adorable white ones on the web site that I might have to apply the $50 towards if I won!

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  14. A new "official" fan of Hope for Brave Hearts on Facebook!

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  15. Am really loving the - Modus Bossa 5 Piece Round Counter Height Dining Table Set in Dark Chocolate with White Leatherette Seats
    ....but thinking white seats might not be a smart move with 5 kids.

    ....someday perhaps:-)

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  16. I emailed Katherine about the giveaway.
    She just moved into a new apartment and could use some of this cute stuff!

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  17. I emailed my friend Danielle....another giveaway lover:-)

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  18. I'm an old follower: tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  19. I'm a fan of Hope for BraveHearts. tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  20. I love the Wynwood Waterford Place Dining Set in Cherry.
    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  21. I would love to spend the $50 towards this: http://www.everyvesselsink.com/Kraus-C-GVS-901-19mm-10-KUS1074.html

    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  22. I posted the giveaway on Facebook.

    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  23. I tweeted about the giveaway.

    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  24. I e-mailed my friend Annik about the giveaway.

    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  25. I e-mailed my friend Trey about the giveaway.

    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  26. I e-mailed my friend Mark about the giveaway.

    tigrdsignr@aol.com

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  27. I would use the $50 to go toward new bedding!
    Leigh Ann Corbitt
    annbitt30@yahoo.com

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  28. I am a fan of Hope for Bravehearts.
    Leigh Ann Corbitt
    annbitt30@yahoo.com

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  29. I became an "official" follower, though I've been keeping up with Google reader for quite some time now :)

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  30. I also just became a fan of Hope for BraveHearts on Facebook ... love the idea!

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  31. I'd use the $50 to buy a new diaper bag, or to go towards a new stroller ... or maybe I would splurge on something I don't necessarily "need" :)

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  32. My favorite table set is actually the Nautical Outdoor Pub Set. Loving that look, although I'd need a few more $50 gift cards to make that happen!

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  33. I sugested to some of my friends to be a fan of Hope for Bravehearts,Anne, Charlotte, Autumn,Julie. carolhinzebailey@yahoo.com

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  34. I would use the $50.00 towards a new rug for my house. Carol Hinze Carolhinzebailey@yahoo.com

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  35. i EMAILED TRACY,KRISTI,LYDIA ,MIRIAM,BARBARA, NANCY, SHARON, WINDY,JANET,MARGARET,LISA,CHARLOTTE,SARAH ABOUT THE GIVE A WAY ON YOUR BLOG. CAROL HINZE CAROLHINZEBAILEY@YAHOO.COM

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  36. I'm a follower!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  37. I need a new diaper bag, I'd love to use a new timbuk2 tote from their Luggagestore!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  38. I love this nook: TMS Nook 3 Piece Dining Set in Black. I think it would look great with light grey walls and black and white photographs nearby!

    shannoncarman at yahoo dot com

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  39. I would choose the Ashley furniture Cyrus five piece set in warm brown if I could pick out new furniture,because I don't have a formal dining room. Carol Hinze carolhinzebailey@yahoo.com

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