Friday, March 18, 2011

Feeling Lucky??

I am SO excited to tell you about my first GIVEAWAY!  I was approached by CSN Stores eons ago but due to my inability to respond to an email in a timely fashion  the whole process was really stretched out {Basically, anything that doesn’t result in a fine if I don’t meet a deadline is barely getting' done these days…}.

SO.  Anyway.  Big giveaway.  CSN.

CSN Stores runs about 8 bajillion websites {or 200, to be exact} and I was given the daunting task of picking something out.  I had a super hard time deciding whether to giveaway baking accessories from {hello, cupcakes!} or house décor from and I finally went with house décor.  But the hard decisions weren’t over…

I fell in love with these dishtowels by Fern

 ferm LIVING - Lovebirds Kitchen Tea Towel ferm LIVING - Birdcage Tea Towel

ferm LIVING - Velo Tea Towel

And then discovered Thomas Paul pillows…

Thomas Paul - Aviaire Blancs Doves Pillow in Cream

Thomas Paul - Outdoor Lobster Pillow in Lava

Thomas Paul - Seahorse Pillow in Indigo

If you’d seen my closet before and seen the unreasonable number of wide horizontal striped shirts I own, you’d know I’m a sucker for anything nautically inspired.  But these pillows just weren’t within my “free product” range…

So THEN…just as I was becoming overwhelmed…I found these:

Thomas Paul - Sea Life Dessert Plate (Set of 4)

And these

Thomas Paul - Sea Life Coaster Dish (Set of 4)

CUTE, right??  So I made my decision and ordered them right away and they were on my doorstep by the end of the week.  I was so excited to see these babies.

I’ll be honest, I was surprised when I first opened them and found that they were… plastic {or melamine if you’re fancy}.  So my idea of hanging them on the wall was quickly abandoned for more practical uses.  These plates are so lightweight, but look ceramic, and are adorable!  The dinner plates {the neutral ones} are 9 inches across—the perfect size, weight, and durability for dinner on the patio {I’m thinking Surf and Turf…}  The coaster plates are 4.5” across—great for portion control and of course, the perfect size for the perfect dessert: a cupcake! 

And have I mentioned they’re dishwasher safe?

It’s supposed to be 75 degrees here tomorrow, we’re pulling out the grill and cleaning up the backyard…I can almost smell summer!  And I can definitely see these plates making a big hit at your first barbeque.

Now, you know I’d love to pull an Oprah and just give these to all of you…But there can only be one winner!  So, if you want me to send these to you, you have to do three things for me.

1. Leave a comment telling me your social security number and mother’s maiden name.

Not Really.

Really though…

1. You have to “like” Barefoot Daydreams on Facebook or become a follower of Barefoot Daydreams here.

2. You have to answer TWO “Would You Rathers….”

A. Would you rather sweat moderately but constantly 24 hours a day all over your body OR have a metal pin in your jaw that constantly picks up talk radio stations?

B. For my next giveaway, would you rather receive another item from CSN Stores OR receive a store credit to CSN Stores?

3. Lastly, leave a comment {you don’t have to have a Gmail account—just click “Comment” below} telling me that you “liked” or “followed” and answering the TWO “Would You Rather” questions…

And that’s it!  I so appreciate reading your blogs and your comments {or hearing from my mom back home that “So-and-so just loves your blog!”} that I’m super excited to give something to YOU.  So enter away!  Good luck!

{You know you think those plates are cute…}


A.ROSKILLY said...

I would say pin the jaw that got radio stations would be better because I sweat all the time anyways and it is gross. The items you pick from the stores are way better than what I would pick out.

love your blog

Natalie said...

I too would have to go with the pin in the jaw. I think I would have to go with the gift card. I recently bought my first home and I need lots of things to make it my own.

I "liked" your facebook page.


Domestic Diva said...

I'd rather sweat. I value being able to shut others out of my head when I want to.

I'd rather have a gift card.

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC & I think I'd have to go with radio drives me crazy! I'd rather have the giftcard...thanks :)

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

kristin said...

Kate G I want to be in your giveaway! I hope one day to achieve such blog notoriety as to have someone give something to me to give away. In the meantime, I'll tell you that I love your blog, I'm slightly creeped out by your would you rather question, but I'll answer it anyway 'cause you're darling: I'd rather do the one with the sweat. I guess.

And, love your taste, so would rather have you pick something out than let me, potentially, loose with a store credit. Anywhere.
(I'm abstaining from FB for lent, but I think I already officially "like" you!)


Molly BW said...

YAY! My favorite game! Aww the memories.

OK, first I already follow your blog (on a multiple daily basis- but its not considered stalking since I openly follow ;)) and I like the facebook page. Now, onto my would you rather answers. I "would rather" have a pin in my jaw because surely I wouldnt be picking up stations 24/7- sweating 24/7, yuck. And I "would rather" the gift card. Not that I don't LOVE your taste cause I do so its not personal ;)

Damien said...

I second roskilly's answer...I sweat a lot anyway, so I'll take the talk radio (as long as it's not republican talk radio;)
And I'd always prefer you do my shopping for're so good at it. Those little plates would be adorable in the "cottage!"

Heather said...

Oops, that Damien comment was really me. I guess my computer was signed in to his gmail. I bet you were wondering why Damien was trying to win those plates:)

Kristen said...

I "liked" your fb page! I think I might go with sweat? Depends on what day it is : ) You always pick out the cutest things so I'd say you just keep picking them out!


Susanne said...

I would say sweating even though I really hate being hot.
I follow on fb!
I love to shop so I think I would prefer to pick stuff out but I really like the things you find.

Sara W. said...

I'm thinking you can guess my answer to the first one...I'd love to know what it feels like to sweat for even 10 minutes! ;) And as for the next give away, it's a definite Kate pick! Forget just one thing, I'm hiring you to decorate my house!

Enjoy your weekend!

Randy, Becky, and Halley said...

Awww, you're so cute.

Jackie said...

I'm a follower!
I would have to go with pin in the jaw because I sweat a lot already and I hate it. I don't want to think about sweating more! Also, I'd go with the gift card I think.


Jess said...

Of course, I follow your blog! You inspired me to start me own! As for the questions, I'd rather sweat. Oh wait, I do that anyway, so it's nothing new :) Please pick out the giveaways! You do such a stellar job!

Julia said...

I'm a follower and I have liked your fb page :)

I'd rather sweat and gift cards are awesome.

Ashley said...

I liked your FB page!

Ashley said...

I'd rather sweat and I'd rather receive a credit so I can randomly pic the items. :) But, I love these items too!

shala_darkstone said...

Hi, I follow you via Google Friend Connect. I think I'd rather sweat and I'd like the store credit. Thanks so much for the giveaway!
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net