I am fast approaching my 50th birthday. Like really fast.
One week from today I will say goodbye to the 40s forever. Time to embrace being 50!
I can’t quite believe it. But it’s true. I feel like I need to be a grown up now. Oh, wait, I did that when I was 30. I started drinking coffee that year. Like a real grown up.
Now I have a son who is 30.
And my baby girl is 26.
Where has the time gone?
I don’t feel different. I don’t look different. (at least not until I look in the mirror)
The AARP newsletters have started to arrive. Addressed to ME! Mike thinks it’s funny. He can snicker all he wants. In two years it will be MY turn to snicker…(just you wait, honey!)
A Birthday gift for you.
I was contacted a couple weeks ago by Jessica at CSN Stores wondering if I would be interested in doing a giveaway on my blog. At the time I was blogging for less than 2 weeks and thought for sure it was a hoax. But then I saw all over blogland other bloggers hosting CSN Store giveaways. It must be on the up and up! So I contacted Jessica and asked if it wasn’t too late, and could I please have a $50 certificate to give away for my 50th birthday.
And she said yes!
The only thing I have to do to qualify for the giveaway is to mention track lighting in this post so you can see all the cool lighting fixtures they have available in that store when you click on the link.
You are not limited to purchasing from the lighting store should you win the certificate. Oh no! You can visit any of their sites to shop ‘til you drop. As a matter of fact, you can get to any of the other CSN shopping sites from the track lighting page! (so go ahead and click on that track lighting link)
They also have home decor, house wares, furniture, home improvement, outdoor living, baby and kids, pets, shoes, you name it, they have it!
I love this clock in the outdoor section.
This set of garden baskets in the home decor store in the decorative bowls and baskets section,
Or this lovely beachy blue bowl…same section.
One of the things I like to do most while catalog shopping is to look for inspiration for my projects.
Their furniture store is my favorite.
We’ve all seen these hall trees, it could easily be made from a door. It’s still on my to-do list….I’ve promised one to my sweet daughter-in-law.
This bookcase caught my eye…I just know I could make something like this from all the orphaned drawers I have hanging around.
How about you, do you see anything you simply must have?
Or something that inspires you?
Ready to enter?
You probably already have!
Since my blog is just a month old, I’m taking every comment made to date and entering it in the drawing.
So those of you who have made so many wonderful and encouraging comments to me are already entered many times to win!
If you’re new to my blog, or just haven’t made a comment yet, you may enter by commenting on any post made between today and May 19th, the drawing date.
You do not need to become a follower to enter. While I love my followers, I feel you should only sign up to follow if you really want to, not just to enter a drawing.
And just for fun and to get the word out, if you blog about this giveaway you will get 5 extra chances to win! Be sure to come back and let me know.
A big shout out goes to Gail @ My Repurposed Life for giving me the idea to do a birthday giveaway. She did one for her birthday in March and I thought it was the sweetest thing ever.
See Gail, you’ve influenced me to be a nicer person in my old age!
Disclaimer: Certificate has a value of $50. Winner is responsible for any additional charges should their selection come to more than $50. Shipping is included on many, but not all of the items for sale. Sorry, but this drawing is open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
Gotta go now, it’s trash day in my favorite neighborhood!