Thursday, February 17, 2011

Giveaway!!!!!, Book Review, 4 Miles, Home Tip

Thank you for the sweet congratulations comments on our third anniversary, and of course for pupper-related comments. Who doesn't love when people say sweet things about their babies?! We had a chill night in, both sniffly and asleep by 10:15. Lamers! haha I do have some non-lame news though: My first giveaway with CSN Stores – AWESOME! I had checked out their site before and they have everything! I mean really –cookware, fitness equipment, swingsets, outdoor furniture – you name it, they have it. I have my eye on an outdoor rug. :) They generously offered to give one of you a gift certificate for $15. To enter the giveaway, just visit CSN Stores and come back here to leave a comment saying what you would like to get! I’ll close it out and choose a winner through random number generator at 5 p.m. EST Thursday,February 24.

K, back to normal programming, today I woke up early, hit the Kroger by my house for items I couldn't find at Publix yesterday, and tried to make a new breakfast recipe. I'm not going to say FAIL, but I definitely won't post - it needs to be reworked before sharing. Sigh. After my blah breakfast I just worked, and then during lunch I walked 4 miles while finishing up Gillian Flynn's Dark Places.

Book Review: So at first I was all into it, so excited to read another book by the author of Sharp Objects. But I really didn't like the main character. I did like the back and forth (different perspectives and different time periods), but I don't know - I just found myself annoyed with everyone. Annoyed with the boy for being so easily peer pressured, annoyed with the mom for not being a mom - just letting things go and being almost scared of her children - it was just kind of like watching a train wreck - one that could have been avoided at SO many points had someone stepped up. I guess that's how I felt. The mystery was good, and it was definitely a great ending, but it just didn't make up for the rest and it took too long to get there. I hate when I find myself skimming because the description is so random it distracts from the plot. I give it a 3/5. I think it would have been a 4/5 if it had been edited down a good bit - this was the worst part to me. :(

K - i'm off to dinner with Austin but I leave you with a home tip I got from Real Simple that I thought was clever: Instead of folding towels, roll them. It takes up less space and looks better! :)
Bath towels in a wooden crate

Q: What would you order from CSN? Respond in the comments to enter the giveaway!

Q: Do you fold your towels, or are you already rolling? I converted based on this article - I like it better and it really looks so cute to me!

24 comments:

Kacy said...

I fold mine and hide them away because they're still the ones I got when I graduated high school for the most part, haha. How embarassing is that?

biz said...

Happy belated anniversary Kelly! I am a towel folder, but my daughter always rolls them - it does save space! Thanks for your comment re: Tony's hospital stay - I appreciate it!

Tyler said...

Ryan and I really need a bedroom set. They had some really awesome ones on csn.

I am a fan of rolling towels if they are going to be in a place where they can be seen. Adorbs!

Christina said...

CSN has so many things to choose how can ya choose one. Probably something for the kitchen.

I roll my gym towels for my early morning commute, no clue why but that's my thang! lol

Erica said...

ow! Fun giveaway. I'd buy some baby furniture...we're in the market ;) Love CSN stores. We just purchased an outdoor fire pit from them. I fold towels that go into the closet, roll the ones that are visible (they just look much prettier!) Hope you enjoy dinner

Lindsey said...

Fun! Have a great dinner and YES I do that with my hand towels - it looks much neater to me.

Pam said...

Rolling the towels is a great idea and it does look better too. Thanks for the honest review about the book...

I'd get new kitchen gadgets from CSN.

Val said...

I do fold mine but after seeing this....I'm going to start rolling!!!

Joelle (The Pancake Girl) said...

Ooh, i'd order some kitchen euipment, like a food processor or a Kitchen Aide.. And CONGRATS/happy anniversary! I didn't get a chance to comment yesterday. Three years seems like a good milestone- I'm already excited I've made it to 15 months with my boyfriend haha.

RickGetsFit.ca said...

Great idea rolling the towels! We stack ours, and it's a pain! Cheers, Rick

Heather (Where's the Beach) said...

Enjoy your dinner! Towels...In 2 bathrooms they're folded and in the 3rd they are rolled.

I love CSN and have a lengthy wish list that includes some new mixing bowls.

Domestic Diva said...

I'd use it toward this blanket:
http://www.csnstores.com/Daniadown-65825TH-DWD1489.html

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Kristi said...

I would definitely get something to help me organize my kitchen better.

lee said...

Jason was just on the csnstores.com page tonight looking for a new light for our newly painted foyer.

i was in bed at 9 last night, talk about lamers.

Ashley said...

I'd get a new saucepan.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Hope said...

I would love to get a grill pan or a food processor. :)

I don't roll my towels but that is a good idea. I like how they look that way. :)

Anne Marie said...

I LOVE the rolling towels idea. I'm going to use this idea!

Teresa said...

Hey! My towels are hidden but great tip. Oh and guess what went to the CSN store site and found my round coffee table I want!!! YAY. Couldn't believe it. Thanks. Even if I don't win at least I know where to go to get it. :) Love ya.

Kim @ Imperfectly Perfect said...

Happy Friday!

Nice tip! I've been folding towels, but I like the way they look rolled up. I usually roll my clothes up when I travel to save space.

I just checked the CSN store out. I couldn't decide between a food processor, tea kettle or some jewelry. Usually, if I can't decide I end up with all. So bad. ;) Of course, if I don't have the $$ I reluctantly close my browser.

Stacy said...

A new cheese grader. Bam.

Love rolled towels - we do that mainly because our bathroom is the size of a hamster's cage but it does look really cool!

hbobier said...

I'm an avid towel folder. They look cute rolled, but mine are tucked away in a closet. :)

Tim said...

I would get an fire extinguisher

http://www.csnstores.com/KIDDE------------KID466112-UFK1003.html

tahearn at roadrunner dot com

Heather said...

I'd like to get a melissa & doug doll bed for my daughters! :)

Liz said...

I'd get some new Calphalon steak knives!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com