2.16.2011

Spring Fever Giveaway!!

Oh, how we've been enjoying the 70 degree weather the past few days!  I've loved our walks through the woods and playing outside already.  I can't wait until spring is really here! 

The problem with our playing outside is that, while the exploring is nice, there's kind of nothing to do.  My little man has to have a swing set this year!  We were planning on getting him one for his birthday last year, but knowing we were hoping to move and not wanting to spend the money on one to leave for the new homeowners, we decided we'd wait.  {Not to mention that there was slim pickin's on where to put a swing set in such a hilly back yard!} There wasn't a whole lot D could have done last year anyway.  But this year is a whole different story!


He LOVES to swing, slide and climb, so we know he'll love having a swing set in the back yard.  We've been scouring the Internet for the best deals and designs to give D the coolest swing set we can come up with.  There are tons of different options out there and figuring out exactly what we want is not so easy!  Decisions, decisions...

So in anticipation of spring being just around the corner, we have something fun to share!!  Some of you may remember this great company called CSN from a while back, but they're back and wanting to offer one of you a $35 gift certificate to use in any of their 200+ online stores!



And y'all, they even have swing sets!!  Can you believe that?! 

If I had a $35 gift certificate to a CSN store, this is what I would apply it to, no doubt!  I know this cute little bucket swing would serve us well for the next few years!

Derrick sure loved it last year!


And how perfect is this baby sitter swing so you have a place to hang out while the little ones play?!
I had no idea that these even existed!  Brilliant! :)  I would LOVE one of these!

I could spend all day looking at the swing sets on their website, but I'd love to have your advice.  And in turn for your advice, you can have a chance to win a $35 gift certificate from any of CSN's 200+ stores to spend any way you'd like!  If you're not in the market for a swing set, no problem.  You can buy something for the kiddo in your life, shoes, furniture, a new purse, a new trash can (we have this one and LOVE it!).  The possibilities for what you can pick are endless!  

Here's how you can win:

For your first entry, become a public follower of our blog (by clicking "follow" on the right hand side of the screen) and leave in a comment that you've become a follower.  If you're already a follower, tell us that instead!

For another entry (in a separate comment), tell us what we should definitely include in our swing set plans for Derrick.  What do your kids/grand kids/neighbor's kids love?

For a third chance to win, visit www.swingsetsandmore.com and tell us what you would be sure to pick out for your own back yard haven.  

And for your final chances to win, email, call, share on your blog, facebook...tell someone about the giveaway.  For each person you tell and/or each way you do it, leave a separate comment and tell us about it!

The giveaway will be open until Monday, February 21st at 9 pm eastern.  The winner will be drawn by random.org and announced Monday night after 9 so check back and see if you won.  Remember, the entries must be left here in the comments section to count for the drawing. :)  And be sure to leave your email address in the comments section so we can get in touch with you if you win!


Good luck!!  :)

We have not been compensated in any way for this giveaway.  It's just for YOU, just for fun, from CSNstores.com






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26 comments:

  1. I'm a gfc follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  2. A must have for a swing set is a slide.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  3. I love the big top sandbox.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  4. I follow your blog and love it :-) It warms my heart to see D's story and how well he is doing :-)

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  5. I would include the little bench/table underneath - my boys love to go "under" things and what a great place to hide :-)

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  6. For our backyard, I would pick something like you show above - I love the ones with the slanted climbing walls and canapy's. They have so many options, don't they?

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  7. I wrote this up on my blog - you can check it out here: http://theunworkingmom.blogspot.com/2011/02/check-out-this-cool-blog-and-their.html

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  8. Erin- you know I've been a follower since day 1 :)

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  9. For YOUR swingset, you realllly should include the table area underneath. It makes a wonderful area for impromptu area for lunches, and "club" meetings or mom chat!

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  10. Just looked at the website...and it really depends on what kind of kid will be playing on the structure.

    I'm goin with Hunter. My firecracker needs a rock-climbing wall, a really high slide the needs climbing up, and finally a tetherball post!

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  11. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Be sure to include a sandbox, that's always a favorite.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. My family would love a Skywalker trampoline. Fun!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I am a follower and just love reading the blogs. and you know Derrick is very special to me. I love all of you. Carol Hinze carolhinzebailey@yahoo.com

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  15. i've been a follower for a while! i love following derrick's story as i'm almost finished with nursing school to be a pediatric cardio RN-these guys are my heroes and inspiration! plus we share a birthday =)

    littleone420 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  16. i would definitely include a tire swing!

    littleone420 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  17. for my backyard heaven, i'd have to have the tunnel slides so they're covered....it's hot and sunny in az. at least that way they're a lil cooler! =)

    littleone420 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  18. i wrote up a blog entry about it!

    http://littleone420.blogspot.com/2011/02/prizes.html

    littleone420 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  19. Hello Shannon,

    I'm alreayd a follower :) I love the idea of getting D a swing set this spring. I loved ours growing up! And the baby and babysitter's swings are so cute! Enjoy your Spring!

    Andrea

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  20. For your swing set:

    1) several swings, so D's friends can play too.

    2) at least one slide

    3) plenty of climbing room

    4) a teeter totter (see saw)

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  21. Here's my favorite:

    http://www.swingsetsandmore.com/Swing-Town-MA3200-AOU1004.html

    I have expensive tastes :(

    Andrea

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  22. Proud to be a follower (and friend!):-)

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  23. He's a boy. SOMETHING TO CLIMB!! Definately want a way for that lil' monkey man to get that opportunity OUTSIDE!

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  24. Hmmmm.....if we won, I might have to put it toward a trampoline. My big kids have been begging for one!

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  25. I am a follower of your blog. I like all of the things you have picked out for D. Especially the swing.

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