Friday, October 8, 2010

Birthday giveaway!

My how time flies!  Today i am 31.  In pessimist years, that's almost 40.  Not that there's anything wrong with 40 (or beyond) but i can't believe that I am that much closer to such an "adult" number. 

In honor of my birthday, I am super excited to be offering you guys 40 smackeroos to any of the CSN storesMy very first giveaway, too, so lordy i hope i do this right!  I have made the comments open so the number of your comments is right...so fingers crossed for no mean ones!


This giveaway is open to followers of this fantastic blog here and leave a comment telling me the best birthday gift you've ever gotten.  Something handmade from the kiddos?  A big honkin' diamond? Whisked away on a vacation?

I must have a way to contact the winner, so please make sure your comment has your email or your blog address. Many of you leave comments, but i can't write back to you!  The giveaway will be open until 10/18.

Good luck!

Some particulars:  CSN only ships to the US and Canada, so bummer there.  But please comment, my foreign friends, b/c i would like to know your best gifts! I must also inform you that commenting on CSN's facebook page about the giveaway violates their company’s facebook policies, so don't do that, ok? Image from we heart it.


56 comments:

Kerry said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

Best birthday gift ever, huh? Ummm, probably one I gave to myself when I flew to London for my 20th! The circumstances of why, and some of what happened while I was there were kinda bleh - but I love London so much and would celebrate my birthday there every year if I could! :)

Danielle and Clint said...

See...I came back!

First off, let me say the worst gift I got from my hubby was a tower fan (last year). He realized his mistake and surprised me with a Kate Spade bracelet. Kate saved the day!

Read about it here: http://danielleandclint.blogspot.com/2010/07/my-hero.html

Amy said...

My best birthday gift was a trip to Paris from my mom on my 21st birthday!
I am a new follower also from Feature me Friday!

Firefly said...

Happy Birthday lady!

My favorite birthday present was a trip to see the Phantom of the Opera at the same theater my parents had gone to when they were dating with boyfreind/ now hubby. It was romantic and magical and made me feel timeless.

I wish you the best weekend, Hubby's weekend is this Sunday he's got 10-10-10 this year so i'm trying to make a big deal. Espeacially because last year he forgot how old he was. LOL!

Sourkraut said...

Happy Birthday! My best birthday present would have to be the Mini Cooper I bought myself last year. Only trouble was I bought it in April around my husband's birthday, not mine (which is in October). I'm still counting it here because we now have a running joke that my husband is owed something big for *my* birthday to make up for it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday! hmmmmmmm best gift...since I'm now 60 that's a lot of birthdays to choose from. I think the best one was my 50th and a big party with my friends and family. Gift itself a vintage diamond and pearl (my birth stone) ring from a dear friend!

Meg said...

Happy Birthday! I turned 31 this year as well, and I've resisted being "into" my 30s the whole time. Sigh. It's bound to happen, I suppose. I'm a follower of your lovely blog! Hmm....my best birthday memory is probably my 18th birthday. It was my first birthday living on my own, in college with my roommates. Such a sense of freedom and independence! I loved it.

Christy B said...

Happy birthday internet girl friend!! If you didn't know how old you are, how old would you be?

The only birthday that stands out for me was my 16th. I was finally able to wear make-up and go on a date that night with the cutest guy in school...but my best gift would be a silver pendant necklace with 3 birthstones, one for each of my children's birth months. (-; Hubby did good that year.

meeyeehere said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a new follower.
follower 191,thats me! YES!!!!!
The best gift I was ever given was a piece of luggage,it was furry and pink and small.I just thought it was nice that someone thought I might be going places,ya know?Although,I have yet to travel,maybe someday.
I am having my first csn too.Come enter mine too please.
http://meeyeehere.blogspot.com/2010/10/my-first-csn-giveaway.html
jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

Born 2 Be Mom said...

My Dad (who has since passed away) gave me a copy of my favorite childhood book, autographed with a personal message for me by the Author, on my 21st birthday. He was a real estate agent and was selling her house at the time - he told her what a fan I was of her young novels and she went out of her way to get me several of them. It was so lovely! I'll never forget it. :)

Kristin (your newest follower)
Born 2 Be Mom

Kristinfriesen81 at gmail dot com

Abundance Yeah said...

Love your blog. Following you from blog hop
www.abundanceyeah.blogspot.com

Remember to enter Salsa Trio Giveaway ending 10/10/2010
http://abundanceyeah.blogspot.com/2010/09/many-flavors-of-salsa-jalapeno-carrot.html

Orange it Lovely said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY B!!!!!
you better watch those 40 year old comments lol
best gift hands down was my hubby asking me to marry him at midnight if my b day.. :)
~Tana

Terrell said...

WOOOHOOOO - We're the same age! How fun is that!! Happy Birthday to you sweet pea! I am loving your giveaway and thank you so much for hosting it! I looove CSN! Big Birthday Hugs to you! :D
Your Friend - Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor

Ashley said...

My favorite present was when my mom surprised my with Backstreet Boy tickets for my 14th bday. They were very in at the time :)

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Happy Birthday!!!

What a fun giveaway! Hmm, my favorite gift... Probably my camera that I got last year for my birthday. By far my favorite gift I have ever received.

Jessica Hills said...

Congrats on your first giveaway! I would love to be entered and am your newest follower!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

Happy birthday!! The best gift I got for my birthday??? Hmmm .... I don't know if I can pick just one thing but I do really love the bike my hubby got me this past year! (I am planning on riding it down to the library this weekend!)

michelle said...

my very best birthday gift was when i turned 30 and my husband must have been feeling my pain as i was really bummed about turning 30. he took my 3 girls and they all bought gifts. one gift each from them and from him, he got me 30 roses and 3 gifts. they were from victoria secret's. so were they really for me or him.. hahaha.. any way happy birthday sweetie and i hope you have a good one..

TruthHole said...

Happy Bday!

Best gift ever?? Um,my first guitar,a Les Paul.

truthhole@gmail.com

Kaleena J. said...

Happy birthday to you! happy birthday to you! happy birthday dear cape on the corner, happy birthday to you!

feltsocute said...

First, a big happy birthday! My favorite present came last year when Cute Husband and the cuties bought me a silver charm bracelet and filled it with charms of our life from a heart with our wedding date engraved, all the way up to that moment. It's the best thing and I wear it all the time and reminds me of the people in my life I love the most and makes the BEST jingle jangle noise as I walk, LOL!

alissa said...

Hope you had a great birthday!

OK, so this isn't really a present but it's what stands out in my memory right now. The day I turned 30 some of my girlfriends came over in the middle of the night and decorated outside my house with lots of "30's" taped up to my house and signs, and a whole bunch of stuff! It was pretty funny. And my birthday is in February so they were out there in about 20 degree weather and snow!

life in a pink fibro said...

As someone who turned 41 this year, I can tell you that you're nowhere near 40. Nearly a decade to go! Ages. I can't enter your giveaway as I'm in Oz, but happy birthday!

Jill said...

Oh I can't believe I missed it! Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fabulous day and got spoilt rotten!

Best birthday present ever...mmmm...have to think about that. Can I say all the things my girls have given me - from pictures to jewellery they bought at the market - because it's truly from THEM - bought with the assurance of little ones that 'Mummy will love this!' not because I've asked for it, or they think I need it - just pure and simple love!

LambAround said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

I'm a follower and my best bday gift was...ummm....gee, there must have been something. Oh, I know! My hubby gave me a framed print of a cat last year that cracked me up. It's in our kitchen now and I love it!

Wende said...

Best birthday gift ever my DH gave me a new puppy that turned out to be the best dog ever!!! Thanks for the chance to win! Happy Birthday to you!!!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Happy Birthday! One of my current favorite gifts was my Coach purse from my parents when I turned 25. It was a "big kid/adult" gift.

Christina said...

Happy birthday!! My favorite birthday present was when my husband took me horseback riding...it's something we meant to do on our honeymoon and plans fell through...so he surprised me with it 2 years later on my birthday! :)

By the way...you can enter MY give-away too! Here it is:
http://christinasadventures2010.blogspot.com/2010/10/blessings-give-away.html

Life In The Thrifty Lane said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! Thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know about your great giveaway!! Last year for MY 31st b-day my hubby surpresed me with a Thermomix which is an electric mixer/cooker/blender, it makes daugh, steams, ice-creams, sauces, you name it! I just put inside all the igredients and he does everyting! Love it!! Best wishes again :)
lifeinthethriftylane@gmail.com

Emily said...

Happy Birthday! I just turned 30, and turns out that the 30's aren't so bad!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I popped over to check yours out, and you had me at "nonprofit women's empowerment agency" in your profile blurb. :) What an awesome job.

Ok, so best b-day gift would have to be my serger, given to me by my lovely in-laws. I love that machine. Her name is Betty.

Martha anne said...

Also happy birthday!

I would say the best birthday present I have ever received was a star. One of my high school boyfriends names a star after me in the constellation of libra!

If you ever have a minute you should stop by my blog
marthataylorphillips.blogspot.com
I'll be doing a giveaway at the end of the month as well.

Devonay@LumpkinAndMe said...

Happy Birthday! Trust me, at 44, 31 is a distant memory... ;)
I don't have a favorite gift in mind, but when I think of my birthdays, I always remember the care my Mom (sadly gone 4 yrs) took in making each one special. She always made my favorite cake and bought the funniest cards, and gave the most thoughtful gifts.
Enjoy your day!

mamipdx said...

FELIZ CUMPLEANOS!
my favorite birthday present was an antique leaded glass window. my now-husband gifted it to me on the first birthday i celebrated with him as my honey, and i swooned. that kind of tells you what kind of girl i am- swooning over windows. :-)
thanks!
shenais
divertida at fastmail dot fm

Green Gracie Home said...

Oh, 31 was so yesterday...come to the 40 side...wait, what am I saying? I turn 40 in a mere 5 months and am already kicking and screaming. Okay, best present? The year I turned 30, my oldest son was born 2 weeks earlier. It was the year that I finally felt it all come together...career, hubby, baby, house...it was a good year :)

Jennifer @ Muse Lodge said...

Happy belated birthday!! I can't imagine myself being 31...I'm 28 now and just yesterday I was thinking about my 29th birthday creeping up. The best birthday gift I've ever gotten was a surprise trip to Pigeon Forge (my favorite place to vacation). Thanks for letting me know about the giveaway....you are now being followed...by me :)

Mindy said...

My favorite birthday was my 40th when my kids through a party for me and got me a Wii. :)

Thanks for inviting me to your giveaway. I'm your newest follower.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

Well I totally thought I'd entered this but lo and behold...NOPE! I am now though :) HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Best birthday gift I've ever gotten...a day where my hubs and son take me on a craft store tour,patiently wait in the car while I shop, and convincingly pretend to be excited by my haul!

Sherry said...

Humm best birthday gift was being with loved ones and getting to spend time together doing something we all enjoyed. It was just a nice time. Thanks for stopping by.
Sherry

Oonafey said...

Happy Birthday! 31 is practically still a teenager these days.

The best present I ever received was one I didn't even want. My ex bought me an ipod for Christmas and I was pretty excited about it. But then for my birthday he bought me a car adapter for it. I was all "What the shizz? I have a 6 disc CD changer in my car! This is a total waste of money and you suck". Um. Not so much. That was like 6 years ago and I STILL use that adapter everyday. In fact, I'm not sure I could fathom an entire trip somewhere without my music.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Happy Birthday and 31 is a great age to be. I've gotten lots of great gifts but one year for my birthday...my fiance was up early and making lots of noise in the apartment. I'm not a morning person...and certainly did not expect to have to get up early on my birthday. I then could hear splashing noises coming from the living room. I said and in not a very nice manner..."What is going on? What is all that noise and it sounds like water". He yelled out...."We have a leak!" I came bounding out of bed and ran into the living room to find a large fountain in the middle of my living room running and splashing water everywhere. He had balloons tied to it. I started crying. We lived in this small apartment but he'd noticed how much I loved fountains and had gone and bought me the best one he could find. Luckily this apartment was on the ground floor and it had a screened in porch...we put the fountain out there and enjoyed it when we'd sit out there in the evenings.

I still have the fountain....too bad I don't still have him. He left me a couple of years later. The fountain is actually in my Mom's garage. I couldn't bare to look at it for ages. But this makes me think that maybe I should get it out and put it in my yard...maybe I could look at it now. Hmmmm...maybe.

Anyway...I'm a follower and enter me in your CSN giveaway. I have my eye on a kitchen faucet I want very badly.

Melissa said...

I'm a new follower. Best birthday gift ever was my the arrival of my first son. He was a little late but he made my birthday month the best ever! 2nd best would be tickets to go see Michael Buble!
moehend@yahoo.com

★All Thingz Related★ said...

My husband surprised me one year with a trip to the Smoky Mountains, my favorite place!

Happy Birthday!

{Rebekah}
allthingzrelated@gmail

K said...

Gah! Can't believe I didn't enter this already!

My best birthday gift, that I can remember at this moment, is a lovely onyx ring that a got me for my 30th birthday this year. My girl knows my style!
~K
bigklittlea.blogspot.com

Krafty Kat said...

The best gift I've gotten was a dishwasher! Lame-o, I know, but after handwashing dishes for 6 people for years, it was wonderful to be free of being stuck at the sink! Happy Birthday & thanks for leaving a nice comment for me! :)

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Joyeux Annee!

The best birthday gift I ever received was a dozen yellow roses from my parents while I was away at college my senior year.

Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ said...

best gifts are always the handmade ones from my kids. great giveaway!

Dawn Childs said...

My best birthday present EVER was last year when i turned 25. My hubby and i had being trying to get pregnant for over 6 years and with the help of fertility treatments last year for my 25th birthday i got a positive test! it was a little late but better late then never!

johnanddawnchilds13@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

The best birthday gift I've gotten is tickets to Florida to meet my little sister. I haven't used them yet, but we (my birth mom and I) are planning on surprising her at a dance competition she is in at the end of December. Along with that we are going to go to Disney and the Harry Potter theme park while I'm there!

Krista @ While He Was Napping said...

Happy birthday! I always love the flowers I get from my husband. This year my hubby surprised me. We were together the whole day (a great gift in itself) but he arranged for my cousin to pick up and bring the flowers. I didn't think I'd get any because he'd never gone to get any. It was a great surprise. He also took me on a trip to Yellowstone. It was so much fun!

Aviva said...

When I was 11, my grandmother gave me a card instead of a package. I was young enough that I was thinking "What? No gift?" She was sneaky and just signed it normally. I thanked her but was a little puzzled about my present-less status. She prompted me to read the back of the card...where I was promised my 1st trip to NYC the following weekend. A LOT of squealing! :) Hope you had a happy day! vivatic.blogspot.com

Debbie~ said...

I've had many...but my first were 3 tickets from my folks to see 'The Stones' in Seattle...My two best buds and I were blown away by it...and did we hear any music...Heck no! Way too much screaming going on...But we had a blast! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Liz said...

Hmmm... is it sad if I say it was the Walkman I got for my 7th birthday? Having a Walkman was still a big deal then, and I think that was my most excited birthday moment!

Mandi said...

The hubs just turned 31 too! You guys are oldies together!!! I would love to win!!

love your guts
mandi

daisysfavoritethings said...

Yipes! I thought I had entered, but I'm not seeing my comment!!

I just started following you a couple weeks ago! Thanks for sharing all your ideas! :o)

My favorite bday present was a Cabbage patch doll my parents had made for my 3rd or 4th bday. They had her made to look like me with blonde hair and brown eyes. I loved her sooooo much, except I was really upset that she had brown eyes! I'd always wanted blue eyes and wanted her to have them so she didn't have to "suffer" with ugly brown eyes like me! Funny thing is, I love my eyes now and think they are one of my best features! I still have that cabbage patch doll in my garage, and I'm ok with her brown eyes now! :o)

stacey lynn 44 @ juno . com

Dee said...

I am now a follower (DG) and the best birthday present I have ever received have been a pair of pink shoes with bows. I'm not a shoe girl but at age 8 their was something about those glittery shoes that caught my eye. They were not very practical but when I saw them in the gift box I was filled with so much glee! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Best birthday gift ever? Must be the diamond wrap ring I bought for myself 5 years ago... It looks so nice with my wedding set and it was just one of those things that I normally wouldn't have done ever --- except, it was my 30th birthday and why not?! :)

lymarze @ yahoo.com