13 January 2010

Blogoversary Giveaway : Three Kinds of Pretty




image CoCaLo Couture Delilah Picture Frame Three Piece Set (CSNBaby.com)

My first year. My first giveaway. I am excited!

I had been contacted by a number of companies in the past, but I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do giveaways and I felt that I was not ready, whatever ‘ready’ meant then.

Call it perfect timing or perhaps it’s just meant to be, but when the kind people at CSN Stores, specifically CSNBaby.com, contacted me and generously arranged for a giveaway to all my friends in the US and Canada, it felt right. As right as it feels when you know you’ve given an answer that satisfies the curiosity of your precocious children, without corrupting their innocence.


Believe me, it was not easy to choose just one item from their site. I had spent quite a few days browsing everything there. Yes, I even spent time looking at items that I currently am not in the market for –baby cribs, crib bedding, and crib sets. (Okay, now you know that I can still be persuaded to have another baby. How could I not at least dream of having another when friends left and right are expecting and I read posts from you who are waiting excitedly for new additions to your family? But I digress.) I especially loved browsing through their selection of wall art, rugs, lamps, toy boxes… *sigh*

Despite the many, many options, I kept going back to this --the CoCaLo Couture Delilah Picture Frame Three Piece Set :

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Aren’t they pretty? I love the bit of retro-glam in these frames. They make me want to wear a neckerchief, a twin set with pearl buttons, and a full skirt that flounces as I walk. Even if you already have a collection of more traditional picture frames, I can easily picture these three displayed amidst the silver and dark wood frames. Quirky bric-a-brac that you somehow adore in spite of your own more mainstream tastes.

One of you could win this lovely CoCaLo Couture Delilah Picture Frame Three Piece Set or you could also opt to choose another item from CSNBaby.com (up to US$40).

Now the rules of the giveaway… (there will have to be some rules, right?):

Leave a comment below. Easy-peasy, right?

For additional entries, please do one or all (!) of the following and leave me separate comments:

1) Let me know how you would normally celebrate an anniversary (any anniversary!) or a milestone. - 1 more entry
2) Visit CSNBaby.com and let me know what you would want to “win” (up to US$40). – 2 more entries
3) Follow my blog (Google Friend Connect) or remind me that you are already a follower. - 2 more entries
4) Follow Buckeroomama on Twitter and leave me your Twitter name – 1 extra entry
5) Tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link. – 2 more entries
6) Grab my button and post it on your blog / website – 2 extra entries
7) Vote for me by simply clicking on the Top Mommy Blogger button on the left sidebar. – 1 extra entry
8) Blog about this giveaway and link back to me. Please leave me the link to that post. – 3 more entries

I will pick a winner on 19th January. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. The winner will be announced and must respond with a current email address within 48 hours to claim. Otherwise, another eligible entry will be chosen. (Giveaway open only to readers in the US and Canada)*.

Have fun and good luck!

Note: I have not received anything from CSNBaby.com for this post other than the opportunity to do a giveaway and celebrate my blogoversary with you all.


138 COMMENTS:

Simply Stacie said...

We would go out for dinner for a birthday or anniversary.

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

blog follower

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

Simply Stacie said...

follow you on Twitter @mysticconn

simplystacieblog at gmail dot com

~Shelley~ said...

Yay!! Happy Blogoversary!!! Good for you!

I'd love to win these picture frames...they are so cute!

mdlangmead @ gmail dot com

~Shelley~ said...

I follow your blog! -1

~Shelley~ said...

I follow your blog! -2

~Shelley~ said...

For an anniversary, we would probably go out to dinner to our new favorite place...PF Changs!!

~Shelley~ said...

Follow on Twitter! @lovebnamommy

mdlangmead @ gmail dot com

~Shelley~ said...

I visited CSNBaby...I'd chose the "Lambs & Ivy Wings Wall Appliques"

mdlangmead @ gmail dot com

blueviolet said...

I always choose to go to The Olive Garden to celebrate!
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet said...

I follow on twitter (blueviolet)
doot65[at]comcast{dot}net

blueviolet said...

I'm a follower on GFC #1

blueviolet said...

I'm a follower on GFC #2

blueviolet said...

One thing I love from the site is: Spot on Square Animal Series Wall Art #1

blueviolet said...

One thing I love from the site is: Spot on Square Animal Series Wall Art #2

angie said...

I LOVE these frames. They are so great!

Alicia said...

Awesome!!!

Alicia said...

I would celebrate an blogversary with a giveaway too!!

Alicia said...

I follow you!!

Alicia said...

I'm now following you on Twitter!!

tattytiara said...

Contest or no contest I'm happy to find you on Twitter!

tattytiara said...

Oh, separate comments? Okay then, here's the just a comment comment!

tattytiara said...

Oh and I thought I did follow you, but I was wrong, but that wrong has been righted now so I'm glad you ran this contest before I accidentally lost track of you!

Wanda said...

So, officially now.....HAPPY BLOGVERSARY!( And this is a cool give-away.)

Wanda said...

How do I celebrate any anniversary? Dinner....always go out for dinner. (Any excuse to eat....it's a passion of mine...haha.)

Wanda said...

Already a follower.
:)

Wanda said...

Yep....I follow....(2)

Wanda said...

I visited CSNbaby. And after cleaning up the drool I found something practical. Well....it hit me today that I have a stairway to the basement that Milana is just way too interested in so I could use theEvenflo 42" wood swing gate. (39.00)

Wanda said...

And this is my last comment. I feel like I'm hogging the whole show here. This is #2 for visiting the CSNbaby site.

Have a happy anniversary. Now you have to tell us what YOU did!

:)

Helene said...

Those are super cute!!!!

Helene said...

I thought I was already following you but I'm not...how could that have been when I read you regularly?!

Lindy said...

Congrats on being able to celebrate your blogiversary this way!!

Robin said...

Hi Again..just followed !!

Robin said...

we like to shop together and buy whatever we want and go out to eat..also travel if we can afford..!

Robin said...

Id like to win this "Lite source childrens one light desk lamp in blue" but I really like the frames...LOL

jen@odbt said...

Those frames are gorgeous and would look great in my house.

jen@odbt said...

We usually celebrate our anniversary with a date night (dinner out). Happy Blogaversary!

jen@odbt said...

I'm a friend/follower.

Janine said...

They are so pretty! Thanks for the chance to win!

Janine said...

I'm a GFC follower (Janine)! entry #1

Janine said...

I'm a GFC follower (Janine) entry #2

Janine said...

I follow you on twitter! (@Me_Janine)

Nezzy said...

Hubby and I usually take a belated trip to Branson for our Anniversary! I feel a trip in my bones soon and very soon!! Woohoo!

Nezzy said...

I am a follower, not in a strange or stalkin' sort of way! OOooo, I just love giveaways!

Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

Happy Bloggyversary!

Those pic frames are awesome.

Nezzy said...

This chick is rather fond of the Dutailier Utramotion glider rocker, for rockin' those grandbabies.

Have a blessed day my friend!

Nezzy said...

Well, duah....what can I say I like to dream big! I didn't even come close to the price. Heeeheehe. The guard gate would be great for pennin' the little rug-rats in.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Beautiful frames.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

We try to celebrate our anniversary by getting a babysitter and going out to dinner and a movie. Very exciting stuff for us.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I am a follower.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

I would get the Hoohobbers Personalized Growth Chart. I could use one.

*Jess* said...

I'm lazy, so I'm just going to enter once :) I LOVE those frames and if I don't win something, I'll probably go buy them anyway :) Thanks for the link!

Aunt LoLo said...

What good taste you have!

For our wedding anniversary last year, Lo Gung and I had a FABULOUS lunch at the Culinary Institute an hour away. AMAZING food, at studen-made rates. Score!

Keyona said...

Well hotdog! You first giveway. I hear it's alot of work. ;o)

Keyona said...

I normally celebrate a milestone by relaxing. Not partying or anything like that!

Keyona said...

You know Bubby is going to be a boy and his room is going to be Classic Pooh. That being said I would love the Disney Baby Disney Musical Vibrations Deluxe Bouncer! Extra cute!

Keyona said...

Dude, of course I'm already a follower! LOL!

Keyona said...

How did I not know you had a Twitter account. Totally following you now! laels_mom

Keyona said...

Here's my Tweet. http://twitter.com/laels_mom/status/7719319564

Keyona said...

Got your button on my blog!

Keyona said...

Voted for you!

aurorafedora said...

congrats on your first anniversary! great blog site!!!

Booklover1212 said...

Happy Anniversary!

We usually celebrate a milestone or anniversary by going out to dinner and/or going to see our favorite band play!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Booklover1212 said...

I already am a follower! Love your blog!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

bobily said...

Happy blogoversary!

Booklover1212 said...

Visited the CSNBaby site and loved the Princess crown bookshelf and hooks!

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Booklover1212 said...

I now follow you on Twitter -- booklover1212

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Booklover1212 said...

Tweeted about your giveaway

http://twitter.com/booklover1212/statuses/7728510203

Booklover1212 said...

Entry #2 for visiting the CSNBaby site

http://twitter.com/booklover1212/statuses/7728510203

Booklover1212 said...

Entry #2 for following

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

Booklover1212 said...

Entry #2 for tweeting about this giveaway

http://twitter.com/booklover1212/statuses/7728510203

~ Jennifer
http://thetoyboxyears.blogspot.com

elisa said...

Hooray! I am entering! Even though i nevereverever win anything in bloggy giveaways... :(

elisa said...

So, the first things I looked at on their site were the toy boxes, cause we're in the market for one. BUT. Par for the course, the ones I liked the most were well into the $100 range :) So then I went looking for something I've wanted forever for Sofi's room and found it here!!

http://www.csnbaby.com/notNeutral-14432600-NON1315.html

elisa said...

I have NO idea how to post a link to my Twitter, but I tweeted, so... here's the best I can do:

http://twitter.com/ElisaLynn

elisa said...

And, of course, I've been following you for quite some time now...

elisa said...

Oh geez. I'm losing track of what I have and haven't done yet! I'm following you on Twitter now, too :)

elisa said...

I THINK I just voted for you on Top Mommy Bloggers... I tried to, anyways.

Anita said...

Nice Frames!
So this is your first give-away. I'm slowly catching on to how it works.
Happy blogaversary!

xavizmom said...

Happy Blogoversary!! Here's my entry for the picture frames--one for each boy! It's been fun to see the kids growing up this past year :)

Yelena R. said...

These are totally cute!
Congrats on the first giveaway!

Yelena R. said...

I also follow!

Yelena R. said...

I added your button to my blog :D

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. For one, I'm following you.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I follow you on twitter as of now! (Girl, I didn't know you were on twitter!)

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I know Baby Boo would love the Robeez Soft Sole Pink Bow Mary Jane shoes

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

For our anniversary, I love to do something out of the ordinary. Sometimes, it means going on a treasure hunt or lighting a fire in the fireplace, making a gourmet meal and just cuddling up together.

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

I would vote for Top Mommy blogger but I can't find it in the sidebar. (I'm a bit slow, I guess)

bobily said...

I am also a follower

bobily said...

we usually plan our vacation time to correspond with our anniversary. so we take a trip to celebrate, even if it is just a day trip or weekend away.

bobily said...

i follow the blog (2)

Deanna said...

I like to go out for dinner for special ocassions!

Deanna said...

http://www.moneysavingmomcanada.com/2010/01/blogoversary-giveaway.html

Deanna said...

Follower!

Deanna said...

I would like the frames you chose. No baby stuff required here!!

Kimberly said...

I'm a new follower. :)

Kimberly said...

...and the green monkey diaper bag is calling my name. :)

Amie Henderson said...

Beautiful frames! :)

Amie Henderson said...

For our Anniversary we usually go out for dinner nothing to earth shattering :) Mabe we'll do something differrent this year I think we should :)

Sue said...

Happy Blogaversary! My two yr. blogaversary is this Sunday :)

Sue said...

For our anniversary we may go out to dinner.

Sue said...

Following you on Twitter @SueC

Sue said...

tweeted#1 : http://twitter.com/Suec/status/7789742059

Sue said...

tweeted#2: http://twitter.com/Suec/status/7789742059

Amie Henderson said...

Wow lots of great stuff to look at. Hard to decide. I can see my kids loving this road rug. http://www.csnbaby.com/Fun-Rugs-FT-003-LAA1049.html

Amie Henderson said...

I'm following your lovely blog :)

Amie Henderson said...

Following you on twitter :)
http://twitter.com/ArtoftheMoment

Amie Henderson said...

I tweeted and retweeted :)
http://twitter.com/ArtoftheMoment

ModernMom said...

Happy Blogovrsary! Yeah you:)
modernmom at rocketmail dot com

ModernMom said...

Yes, I am a follower:)

ModernMom said...

Is it wrong that I love the Playing dressuo rug from CNS!
so cute

-comment 1

ModernMom said...

Of course that was intended to say Dress Up rug.
-comment 2

ModernMom said...

For our aniversary we usually cook up a feast of lobster...for 2! No kids, no gifts:) Except the gift of time for the two of us.

ModernMom said...

Of course I am following you on twitter:)
@SassyModernMom

ModernMom said...

I can't believe this but I sis not have your button! I do now:)

ModernMom said...

I have your button.
-comment 2

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Debbie said...

i would love to win an item from CSNbaby. thank you for the opporutnity.

Debbie said...

I've been married for almost 19 years and we at least squeeze in dinner/movie for our anniversary. Other milestons are usually dinner out.

billdebstanton@hotmail.com

Debbie said...

If I won, I would love to get the Lambs & Ivy Enchanted Forest Wall Appliques - 6348 and the Wonderworld Geo Shape Sorter Activity Toy - WED-3091

Debbie said...

If I won, I would like the Lambs & Ivy wall decals in Forest Animals and Wonderworld Geo Shape Sorter Activity Toy - WED-3091. entry #2

Debbie said...

i follow throug Google Friends #1

Debbie said...

I follow through Google Friends. #2

Anonymous said...

Thanks for hosting this great giveaway!

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I celebrate all milestones with ice cream :)

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Infantino Tummy Time Mat and Bolster Set in Vintage Pink, entry 1

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

I would choose the Infantino Tummy Time Mat and Bolster Set in Vintage Pink, entry 2

Sarah
untenuredteacher at yahoo dot com

Suzanne said...

I like to make a Collage, either movie or photo of the past year. I do it for anniversary's, birthdays and even after Christmas I do them. I love to have the memories for later when I'm not here!

Suzanne said...

I'd love the frames or the Lamos girls boot in chestnut!

crunchygreenmom(at)gmail(dot)com

Elle Bee said...

Those are so pretty!! The colors are divine together. I would love to win these! :o)

Elle Bee said...

I made first year videos for our children's first birthdays. Usually our anniversaries revolve around food--going out or staying in--it's always special and fun. :o)

Elle Bee said...

If I won, I'd get the Lambs & Ivy Wings Wall Appliques - 6648. My son's room is aviation theme. :o)

Elle Bee said...

I follow!

Dandy said...

I'm just getting caught up but I wanted to say Happy Blogoversary! Its only been 1 year and you have 387 followers?!!!

ihchicky said...

Happy Blogoversary. What a great way to celebrate! :)

ihchicky said...

I usually celebrate anniversaries by going somewhere fancy for dinner.

ihchicky said...

If I won, I'd choose the gus & max Ultra Soft Sleep Sack in Sap Green. It looks so soft!

ihchicky said...

2nd entry for what I'd like from the site: gus & max Ultra Soft Sleep Sack in Sap Green

ihchicky said...

1 - I follow your blog with google friend connect

ihchicky said...

2 - I follow your blog with google friend connect

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