Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oh, spring...? And a GIVEAWAY!

Right about this time every year, I begin to realize how far away spring still is. Although I love being in a cozy sweatshirt and warm socks, curling up with a good book and drinking hot chocolate, I long for spring.

Spring.

My favorite time of year.

Fresh air.

Tulips.

Thunderstorms. 

Pushing my kids on their swing sets.

Gardening.

Mud.

Oh, yeah. Mud.

You know what? I don't even mind the mud.

But, there's still a long wait until even a hint of spring. So, to help you through these last few weeks of winter, I thought a GIVEAWAY would cheer you up! It cheered me! :-)

CSN Stores has offered to give one of my readers a $65 gift certificate to be spent at any of their 200+ stores! Wahoo for YOU!

GIVEAWAY ALERT!
Want to WIN IT? One person will win a $65 gift certificate to CSN Stores. To enter, tell me what's your favorite way to beat the winter blues! For additional entries (must do above to qualify for extra entries!),
  • Follow my blog publicly via Google Friend Connect (sidebar) or a feed reader or subscribe by email (must confirm subscription). Comment and let me know! If you're already a follower/subscriber, comment and let me know! (1 entry)
  • Blog about my giveaway and leave me a link to your post! (1 entry
  • Follow The Creative Side of Me via Networked Blogs. Comment and let me know! (1 entry)
  • Enter my giveaway URL into another blog's giveaway McLinky and send me the link so I can see it! (1 entry)
  • Snag my blog button (in the far right column) and leave a comment with the link! (1 entry)
  • Fan The Creative Side of Me on facebook and leave me a comment saying so! (1 entry)
  • Sign up for Swagbucks using my referral link! Comment and give me your Swag Name! (10 entries!)
Entries that do not fulfill guidelines will be deleted, so read carefully!
Entries accepted until Monday, January 31, 11:59 PM (EST).Winner(s) will be chosen by random.org and winner(s) will be notified by email. Winner(s) must confirm prize email within 48 hours or another winner(s) will be chosen.


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**Disclaimer: I was not compensated in any way for this post. Giveaway is hosted by me and provided by CSN Stores.**
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102 comments:

Rebecca O said...

My favorite way to beat the winter blues is to clean! I make a big to-do about spring {well, winter!}cleaning...and getting rid of junk! I love that I can look forward to a clean, organized, and clutter free home in the spring when I have worked at it a little each day during the winter. I usually start with one small task, like drawers. Then I work my way up to full rooms.

Thanks for the chance! CSN has great stuff!
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Rebecca O said...

I am already a follower {via email, google reader, and GFC: Rebecca O}!

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Rebecca O said...

I am already a follower via Networked Blogs:
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Rebecca O said...

I am a Facebook fan: Bekki Orr

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Rebecca O said...

I have the button: http://2everythinginbetween.blogspot.com/

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Melissa said...

I can always use more ways to beat the winter blues! I like to listen to music--loud!--while I bake. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Melissa said...

I already follow your blog!

Melissa said...

I now follow you on Networked Blogs (as Frugal Creativity).

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I 'Like' you on Facebook (as Frugal Creativity).

Vidisha said...

Music is always number one for me

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Ashley said...

I like drinking hot cocoa by my fireplace.

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Dee said...

I love having movie nights with friends and each of us baking our favorite dessert! :)

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shala_darkstone said...

I love to go ice skating to beat the winter blues. Exercise always helps!
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edmontonjb said...

I beat the winter blues by paying a visit to a local indoor water park. It always feels like the middle of summer there

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Mami2jcn said...

I take a bubble bath to beat the winter blues.

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tristatecruisers said...

i like to go to the movies and bowling to beat the winter blues :)

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Melissa said...

I like to beat the winter blues by sewing a nice brightly colored project!!

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Melissa said...

I subscribe via email

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I subscribe via facebook!!

Katrina said...

Lots of walks on the beach for us even though it is cold it reminds us that warm weather is right around the corner.

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Shelly said...

to read novels that 'take me away'!

Shelly said...

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april v said...

I love getting some pretty plants to place around the house!
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SugarSweetBaby said...

I beat the winter blues by staying as busy as possible with my kids!
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Domestic Diva said...

I beat off the winter blues by getting together with good friends.

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Anonymous said...

Beating the winter blues for me is to take the children to museums where they can explore and get hands on experience or just curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee :)

Sarah
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Sarah Bailey said...

I follow you pub. on GFC and also through an email reader.
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I now follow your blog on Networked Blogs.

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Your button is on my blog's left column under "More Blogs!"

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Lara said...

dancing around with my kids and keep busy!
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Anonymous said...

i like to wear bright colours :)

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Stephanie said...

I am subscribed via bloglines. stephfrbs at gmail dot com

Stephanie said...

To beat the winter blues I try to get out each day even if it just to go get the mail. stephfrbs at gmail dot com

vickdn said...

I beat the winter blues with chili and comforting foods :) vickdn@live.com

vickdn said...

I am already a follower.

Debbie said...

By baking and cooking far too much!
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Chief Family Officer said...

I live in Los Angeles, so not too many winter blues here, but I always enjoy curling up with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

i beat the winter blues by dreaming of spring!
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ace and friends co. said...

beat the blue - make smores indoors!

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Charity said...

I like to spray a room spray with spring scents:) Roses and such. It really helps to make me feel upbeat and happy. Please enter me in this giveaway. Thanks!

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Hope said...

Beat the winter blues? Go SHOPPING of course!! I love creating a new wardrobe in the last few weeks of winter...it gets me excited about the warmer weather coming, and gives me something fun to do!
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Katie said...

Exercise seems to work the best for me.
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Ames said...

A hot drink and a cozy blanket with a great movie (and the blinds shut so you can ignore the dark or clouds or snow or whatever)

Georgia said...

I love going to the tanning booth. It gives me a sunny feeling.

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Following you on GFC too

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@nola727 said...

ANIMALS! Baby chicks or ducks will make the devil sing a tune.

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Lo said...

My favorite way to beat the winter blues is a good steam room.

Julie said...

One of my favorite ways to be beat the blues is to hang out with my friends and do things together..if I didn't I get depressed
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Anne said...

My favorite way to beat the winter blues is to watch a tropical movie. Like South Pacific.
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Hippie4ever said...

Nothing seems capable of chasing the winter blahs right now, with -7 degrees this morning. But hot coffee helps and even getting out in the frigid temps with my family all bundled-when the sun is out :) silenttributary at yahoo dot com

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