Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Settling In - and a Giveaway!


We are starting to settle in here in Montana. I finally got to do a big grocery shopping trip yesterday (with two toddlers in tow, oh the joys!) and was a just a little bit shell shocked at the prices. It's also a little bit traumatic to be paying for fruit from California at more than twice the price I'm used to paying in California. Let me just tell you, I have taken oranges for granted my whole life.


I haven't had much time for decorating yet as are still getting furniture set up and organized - our living room is kind of a small, odd shape so the couches aren't fitting quite how I'd like them. The coolest part of our living room is this awesome fire place with a mantle and built in book shelves on both sides and a large space for a poster or picture highlighted by recessed lighting.



We haven't decided yet what to put up here. An option is to get Ed's reproduction vintage Disneyland poster framed and put up . . . it's of the original submarine ride (the plan is to get posters of all our favorite old school rides.) On the other hand it would be cool to have the mantle area free for holiday decorating, there are always cool mantle linkys around the net. But honestly, am I that on top of life? More likely I'd have St. Patrick's decorations still up in July. I also think it would be cool to have the vintage Disney posters up in Ed's office at church, so I am really torn.

The space is mocking me with it's blankness . . . I am sure we will feel more settled in once we've got stuff up on the walls.


Decorating a new place can be fun and intimidating all at the same time . . . who am I kidding, decorating a place you've been in for years can be just as intimidating! Are you doing any decorating? Maybe you need to breathe some life into an old room or add a new fun gadget to your kitchen? Well I bet you'd love to win $25 to CSN Stores to help out! CSN Stores is letting me give away a $25 gift code to one lucky reader and it's easy peasy to win!

Just leave me a comment on this post telling me what you would buy from CSN Stores (they have over 200 online stores!) if you won - and if you have any suggestions for above the fireplace you can hit me with those as well!

That's it! I told you it would be easy peasy!

If you'd like extra entries here are a few (please leave a comment for each entry).

1. Follow my blog.

2. Follow me on Twitter.

3. Follow CSN Stores on Twitter.

4. Tweet about this giveaway, please include a link to this post and @narniamum and @CSNStores in your tweet - or you can copy and paste this: Win $25 to @CSNStores - over 200 online stores to choose from! #giveaway on @narniamum http://bit.ly/fcH9AE

5. Comment on another one of my blog posts.

This giveaway will remain open until Wednesday, March 23rd at 7pm Mountain Time and is open to residents of the US and Canada. Thanks for entering!

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks!

127 comments:

  1. You need a beach photo above the fireplace!!! Something from 'home' xoxoxxoxoxoxoxoxox Montana will grow on you. I promise.

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  2. i want to buy my son the toy story desk for his b-day thanks
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  3. i follow you gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  4. I would love to buy the Paula Deen 11" Square Griddle in red!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

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  5. I'd buy a Flirty Apron..thanks :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  6. I follow via GFC

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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  7. I would have to see the rest of the room and your furniture to give any really good suggestions but boy do I ever LOVE that fireplace!
    From the CSN Stores... I'd have to grab something for my kitchen... or this: http://www.csnstores.com/Kenroy-Home-91640BS-LO4748.html?cv= for our used-to-be dining room now turned empty room ;)

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  8. @sandandstarfish follows you on twitter :) I just wish I knew what I was doing on there!

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  9. @sandandstarfish follows the CSN Stores on twitter now too!

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  10. tweeted :)
    http://twitter.com/#!/sandandstarfish/status/47753166753775616

    thanks for this opportunity!
    and I can't wait to see what you decided to put on your mantle!

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  11. I still want those cool cereal dispensers . . . would be SO handy. :)

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

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  13. I follow on gfc

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. I'd probably get my son a new desk lamp, I like the clip on ones they have. Thanks for the opportunity!
    mrshud at cox dot net

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  15. GFC follower (Stephanie)
    mrshud at cox dot net

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  16. I would get a PUR water filter 'cause my tap water is gross.
    http://www.csnstores.com/Pur-1653-1287-XYP1001.html

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  17. Oh, and I think it would be cool to have a painting of Cair Paravel above the fireplace.

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  18. i'd get the EarthPan - Hard-Anodized Eco-Friendly 10 Piece Cookware Set

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  19. WOULD LOVE A PAIR OF PLEASERS MARABOU FUR HEELS IN PINK! THANKS! kytah00@yahoo.com

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  20. FOLLOW YOU ON GFC AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  21. FOLLOW CSN ON TWITTER AS "kytah00" kytah00@yahoo.com

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  22. I would use it towards a Kidcraft Deluxe Wooden Easel for my kids
    KellywcuATyahooDOTcom

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  23. I follow you on GFC(kellyr78)
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  24. I follow you on Twitter(kellywcu)
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  25. I follow CSN on Twitter(kellywcu)
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  26. I would like to win for a griddle.

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  27. If I won I'd love to put the gift certificate toward the Aerosoles - THUMB PRI-002 - Thumb Printz Sport Shoes in Black Leather.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  28. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
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  29. I follow you on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
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  30. I follow CSN Stores on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

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  31. http://twitter.com/avonproducts4me/status/48349551769305088

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  32. I would love to get a fun new shower curtain!

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  33. gfc follower

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  34. following you on twitter @mrslutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  35. following csn stores on twitter @mrsclutterbuck

    marija.majerle at gmail dot com

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  36. I follow CSN stores on twitter

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  37. And on Twitter. :) And for some reason Blogger is actually letting me comment right now, so I'm taking advantage. :)

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  38. Tweeted! Your fireplace is awesome! Can you actually have fires in there? Our last place had the fireplace covered and we couldn't use it. :( I like the idea of the rotating/holiday mantel, my other thought is a family tree wall. Your family or wedding photo in the center and other family pictures surrounding it.

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  39. When I was wandering around their site a few weeks ago I found some pretty cool storage bins that I liked. Or I'd get a new clock.

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  40. I'm wanting to buy a set of Rachael Ray's bakeware if I were to win. It'd be awesome!

    If needed, my email address is in my profile.

    And...a big mirror would look great up there above the fireplace, wouldn't it?

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  41. I would buy some curtain rods! We have lived in out new house for a year and still do not have curtains and it is driving me nuts!


    sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  42. Following you on twitter! sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  43. Following CSN on twitter!


    sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  44. Following on GFC!

    sarahespn at gmail dot com

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  45. I think I would look at woks, or bamboo steamers

    Thanks!
    KellyH
    skyviewksh@yahoo.com

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  46. Emerilware - E9830264 - Pro-Clad 8" Frying Pan
    SKU #: EAC1059 get this
    thanks :)
    aunteegem@yahoo.co

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  47. follow blog jelaws5
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  48. id use it for the black and decker 12 speed blender!

    rg86(at)nau.edu

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  49. I would like to get a electric grill
    nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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  50. I follow you on twitter
    (@dealsfan32)
    nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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  51. I Follow CSN Stores on Twitter (@dealsfan32)
    nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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  52. tweeted
    http://twitter.com/#!/Dealsfan32/status/49540435374387201
    nclaudia 25 at yahoo dot com

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  53. I would purchase a cutting board.

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  54. I would get a le creuset teakettle. Wish I could help with the fireplace - sorry

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  55. I think I'd buy some new pizza pans. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

    misterjimmy at sbcglobal dot net

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  56. Oh, I'd love a new faucet or lighting for my bathroom... I like the Maxim Lighting - Newport Vanity Light; thanks ! belauvibes (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  57. Well, my most recent purchase from them was a can rack for organizing in my pantry. I think if I won I would get something more fun for me, maybe some cake/cookie decorating materials, like frosting tips.
    Katherine
    peachykeen817 at hotmail dot com

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  58. I'd use it towards one of their swingsets.
    kayleefaith1228@aol.com

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  59. I'm a follower. :) I love CSN. I have a yogurt maker from there and a drill.

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  60. If I were to win I would like to get my lil' guy the Melissa & Doug Augie Alligator boots. Fun! Thank you for the chance! :)
    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

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  61. GFC follower - tyson2468
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  62. Following you via twitter @HeidiHMc
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  63. Following CSNstores via twitter @HeidiHMc
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  64. Tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/#!/HeidiHMc/status/49677886604591104
    tyson 2468 (at) charter (dot) net

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  65. I would buy a melissa and doug stacking toy for my kids!
    feltyfun at gmail

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  66. I follow you on Twitter
    @babybrainstorm

    feltyfun at gmail

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  67. I follow CSN stores on Twitter
    @babybrainstorm

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  68. I could use new mixing bowls, so I'd get the Preserve Kitchen Three Piece nested mixing bowls!

    flufffreebies@hotmail.com

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  69. I follow CSNStores on twitter (flufferwuffer)

    flufffreebies@hotmail.com

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  70. Oh, and since we are re-doing the upstairs bathroom, I'd probably get some cool accessories for that. Not sure what, but I'd find something cool!

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  71. My favorite item is the Sorrento Burgundy 6" Round Plates with Caddy (Set of 6)!

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  72. I follow your blog! <3

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  73. I commented on another post and I miss you and during my nap today I dreamed that I was at Disneyland. :)

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  74. I would buy a cookware set
    nayra17 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  75. CSN store follower via twitter

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  76. tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/garota17/status/49977742510403584

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  77. I would get some ink for my printer

    http://www.csnstores.com/Canon-CNM2974B001-UBO1175.html

    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  78. I follow with google friends.


    tahearn at roadrunner dot com

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  79. I would use it for a new ceiling fan in our playroom!
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  80. I follow you via GFC.
    Thanks, Karen
    lemontart5kb at gmail dot com

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  81. I would LIKE to get the Back to Basics - BPE3BRAUS - Blender Express Plus
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  82. Follow Narnia Mum via GFC [Geraldine Sandoval]
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  83. Follow narniamum on twitter @Gerisandoval
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  84. Follow CSNStores on twitter @Gerisandoval
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  85. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/#!/Gerisandoval/status/49997530607517696
    heartnsoulcooking[at]gmail[dot]com

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  86. I love the Little Tikes - Picnic on the Patio Playhouse
    from CSN Stores because pring is around the corner...what a great website...Thanks for the giveaway
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  87. I follow google connect "anash"
    Thank you kindly.
    anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  88. I follow you on twitter @ anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  89. I follow them on twitter @ anashct
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  90. I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/49998923028381696
    email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  91. I would get myself the Rachel Ray Bubble and Brown casserole set in orange (my favorite color). And since I grew up in Anaheim AND share a birthday with Disneyland (july 17) I would say keep the vintage Disneyland at home for your kids to grow up with. And while I do not have an orange tree at our house (yet), I do have a giant lemon tree, so let me know if you need some Cali citrus!
    auntietina21 at hotmail dot com

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  92. I am a follower on Google Friend Connect
    auntietina21 at hotmail dot com

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  93. I follow CSN on twitter
    auntietina21 at hotmail dot com

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  94. A new 11inch griddle pan. Making pancakes in an 8inch is definitely not time efficient!
    pbjae7 at yahoo dot com

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  95. Boring as this is, I would buy a new trashcan for my kitchen.

    sweta55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  96. I follow you on twitter

    sweta55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  97. I follow CSN on twitter (@smanukonda)

    sweta55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  98. I love the organic panda robeez!

    kathrynbaby2004@yahoo.com

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  99. I tweeted about your giveaway:

    http://twitter.com/#!/smanukonda/status/50328873900064768

    sweta55(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  100. I'd love to get the Novica - 'Glamorous Celebration' Vase
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

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  101. I am following you on GFC. My name there is Jennai
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

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  102. I follow you on Twitter using the name Jennai
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

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  103. I follow CSN on Twitter under the name of Jennai
    HobartsMama {at} aol {dot} com

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  104. I would buy an apple peeler.. Mine finally died. and I think bright paint would make your fireplace look great

    pontowd at yahoo dot com

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  105. I follow CSN stores on twitter @pontowd
    pontowd at yahoo dot com

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  106. I would get the Sydney Love - 21427 - Sweet Hearts Wristlet (http://www.csnstores.com/Sydney-Love-21427-SYV1265.html)!

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  107. Following CSN Stores on Twitter! (_heatheranne_)

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  108. I tweeted!
    http://twitter.com/_HeatherAnne_/status/50714179283324928

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  109. Following you on Twitter! (_heatheranne_)

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  110. Love that fireplace! I think you need a beautiful cali beach picture there so you won't be homesick. How much are the oranges? Do they have a costco?
    As far as the contest, anything new is fun! I'm working on the kitchen tea decor and also considering starting an internet business.
    Love and miss you all!

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