Tuesday, December 8, 2009

giveaway!


I don't know if you guys have figured this out yet, but I'm a hideously frugal girl. I love to shop, but only if I'm getting great bargains.

At the same time, I dream of a day when my book deals come through and a mysterious uncle in Switzerland leaves me a cool $3.2 million, and I can just go to Ikea and LAUGH, and then go to a fancy furniture store and buy things that have already been screwed together by other people.

So when I was ready to buy Christmas presents for t.rex and the Biscuit, I went to Kohl's on Black Friday and got everything for 60% off, which is actually more like 20% off reasonable pricing, which is still a great deal. But I do my dream shopping for online toys at CSN's Toys and Games Online.com.

I reserve my biggest SQUEEs for the delicious wooden kitchens, especially this baking set by Le Toy Van. The Biscuit isn't nearly suave or kitchen-oriented enough to merit such an adorable set... so I maybe I could... help her out... pretending to bake cupcakes.

For t.rex, I would love to have a good, old-fashioned set of cardboard blocks like I had as a kid. He would have so much fun knocking them down, and the Biscuit and I would enjoy building things for him to knock down and then pretending he was Godzilla.

But I've prattled on enough.

On to the giveaway!

The lovely folks at www.CSNStores.com have offered to provide a giveaway for you, dear readers, and I have chosen that gorgeous kids' ceramic set by notNeutral pictured above. Mainly because it's the cutest thing I've seen all week that wasn't drooling and attached to my knee. If I won it, which I can't, I would keep it for myself, because my children and husband would just destroy it like the monsters they are. I would eat chocolate pudding out of that adorable cup.

But you guys are probably a lot more giving than I am.

***

To enter the giveaway:

1. For one entry, visit www.toysandgamesonline.com and share your most coveted toy in the comments.

2. For another entry, mention this giveaway and my blog on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, and drop a link to that mention in the comments. Well, you'd get an entry for each of those, respectively. And they must be flattering, such that you cannot say "that unrepetant hobag with the chin hair is making me do this, so BLAH".

3. New followers will get another entry.

4. Anyone who is friends with a literary agent or publisher and will pass along my... no, nevermind. That's just too blatant, even for me.

The Random Number Generator will choose the winner one week from today on Tuesday, December 15. I'll announce the winner here and contact you via email, or whatever I can find. Then the nice folks at CSNStores will ship that adorable little set to you, and you will do the happy dance.

So... who wants the cuteness?

31 comments:

Lindsay said...

oo.. I'm in!

This would be my choice out of anything they have:
http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Wesco-26877-WSC1549.html

I am so wanting to build the dressup wardrobe but am being pretty cheap.

Emile said...

I want this von: KidKraft Retro Kitchen in Pink - 53160

:)

Emile said...

Done #2 too: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/emile.toufighian?ref=profile

:)

Beth said...

Adorable set! And I haven't heard "hobag" since 9th grade. You make me laugh.

hotpants™ said...

"...buy things that have already been screwed together by other people." This cracked me up!

I'm loving the Little Tikes Turtle Sandbox. I think my son would love it.

Beth said...

Okay, I finally got around to looking at the website and I LOVE the Angeles Silver Rider Rickshaw... too cool.

http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Angeles-FB0600SR-DO1109.html

Beth said...

Oh! AND I'm technically a "new" follower (#155)...even though I have read your blog for a while, I never clicked the follow button :-)

Heather said...

I really like the Leap Frog Learn and Groove Animal sounds guitar for my music loving little boy

heatherdemke(at)gmail(dot)com

Carrie said...

The woodland fairy play tent is adorable! Thanks for the chance!

P.S.- I have a great giveaway going on right now, too, if you'd like to check it out:
http://makinglemonadeblog.blogspot.com/2009/12/giveaway-personalized-product-from.html

Kathryn said...

I would totally get the KidKraft Fire Station Play Set if I had the extra hundred laying around!

Natalie said...

http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Cloud-B-7323-ZZ-Twilight-Turtle-CDB1006.html

I was such a stuffed animal child when I was younger. still am, but anyhow.... I named all my stuffed animals and they had personalities and hobbies and they slept in my bed with me, and I played with them more then anything else. My 6 year old self would have *loved* this turtle.

I've been reading your bloggingz since you pimped yourself on the BPAL boards about a year ago on my RSS feed reader, so I don't know if I can become a "new follower".

Stephanie Constantin said...

me me! I've never won anything in my sad little life!

I would pick this http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/KidKraft-66125-KK1603.html because Bella would absolutely flip if she got it! And it's almost exactly what she asked Santa for "A pink unicorn that can fly and that's big enough for me to sit on" yeah right kid...

Stephanie said...

#2 done :) http://www.facebook.com/#/profile.php?ref=profile&id=1517498721

urfaqhesse said...

I can't figure out how to do thini know, i'm slow. I don't see where to enter comments or where to enter the giveaway :(

Jessica said...

I like the superstructs building sets (http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Superstructs-0701-WBF1007.html). There is a lot of other things that I like on the site but my kids enjoy building more than anything and we haven't tried the superstructs yet.

Ginny (hotmail.com) said...

the dolls...baby ones, not growny ones.

Meg said...

I am in love with the pretend and play picnic basket. I've always had an obsession with fake food. It's adorable. And calorie free.

Rylie's Mama said...

I love love love this:
http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Bud-bud0099DZ-BUD1053.html
We need bath toys!

Eoywin said...

#2 is done!

And I'd love to get this for Emily!

http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Little-Tikes-1618-JD1009.html

Ericka said...

I browsed the toy site and decided that the Igneous rock collection would be a hit at our house since my two cannot resist picking up rocks and they expect me to know everything about the rocks they bring home. Silly me I took Chemistry instead of rocks for jocks in college and so I am woefully under-qualified to be a mother.
http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Educational-Insights-5205-EDI1290.html

Julie said...

Look at me leaving a comment =)

Alissa said...

I love all their educational toys, but especially the different science sets. This is the kind of thing I would have loved to have gotten for Christmas when I was a kid. Yes, I was a nerd.

RosyRevolver said...

I want the stuffed Boston Terrier. Would serve me well to carry it around until Keith relents and buys me the real thing.

Hmmm.


Maybe two or three stuffed Boston Terriers . . .
:)

urfaqhesse said...

I DO I DO I DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

The Melissa and Doug Learn to Play piano (http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Melissa-and-Doug-1314-JW1248.html) is so cute. And that is actually the first time I've seen one of those. My little Bud would love that.

Jennifer said...

Oh, and I also linked you up in my blog today (http://mommamadeitlookeasy.blogspot.com/2009/12/oh-yeah-its-tuesday.html).

Today's Random said...

Yay, see the link at http://www.todaysrandom.blogspot.com

Allison said...

Love it! So pretty.

I would choose a Quadrilla marble run for myself...I mean, my kids AHEM
http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/Quadrilla-QU846020-QUA1001.html

Allison said...

#2 Now following you on google

Caroline D. said...

ok i just noticed that my original entry didn't take.

I had these as a kid and want some for my shorties. http://www.toysandgamesonline.com/edushape-7090-X-EDS1126.html

i love what you picked out for the giveaway. :)

Caroline D. said...

fudgesicles! I just noticed that I'm too late. balls.
I seriously did try to enter earlier though. Just so you know I was supporting the cause. see?: http://twitter.com/brightcaroline/status/6576701321