Friday, March 04, 2011

Sunshine and a Wasp Tale

Where is the sunshine?  The other day it came out for almost the entire day and it was glorious!  Did you see it at your house too?

I miss the sunshine.  Kind of like I miss that little girl in the scrapbook page (who is now 16!).

Now that my kids are grown or almost grown I also miss those kid experiences.  Playing outside with no real purpose, the sweet little voices, the unconditional hugs.  When they were little, my kids loved to play in the yard and at the park.  Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with the park and backyard swing sets.  Many years ago we had one of those big sturdy wooden swing sets that had a fort look-out, swings and a slide.  It was painted with a lovely dark green enamel paint and occupied its own sand lot on the side of the house.  Unfortunately, the local wasps also thought the swing set was lovely.  They built their little nests in every corner of that thing.  One day my youngest was out in just a diaper playing in the fort and made the wasps angry.  The poor little guy had stings up and down his backside.  Luckily, it didn't hamper his love of swing sets and playing in the backyard!

**The giveaway portion of this post is now CLOSED.**

I'd like to celebrate the love of sunshine and happy playing children everywhere with a giveaway.  Enter to win a $25 gift certificate to any of the 200+ CSN Stores so you can go shopping for something for your Little Sunshines!  Just leave a comment below, making sure to leave your email.  For extra entries, follow me with GFC, on Facebook or on Twitter.  Leave a comment for each extra entry.  The relevant links are in the right sidebar.

Giveaway ends March 28, 2011 at 11:59 pm MST.  Be sure to leave your email or  have it in your blogger profile so I can  find you if you win.  Open to residents of the US or Canada who are 18+.  Winner will be selected  by a true random generator.  Winner must respond to winning email in 48  hours or a new winner will be selected.  I received no compensation for this article.  CSN Stores is sponsoring the giveaway.

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shala_darkstone said...

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Gina @ the Crave to Save said...

Thanks! I would love to get this set from csn stores:
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heartnsoulcooking said...

My sunshines would LIKE the KidKraft - 21201 - Aspen Kids' Table and Chair Set in White
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DIAPERS in the DESERT said...

I Love CSN! I can't imagine a wasp playground invasion. Must have been horrible when that happened! Thanks for the visit and follower. I am a new follower. Hope you have a wonderful week!

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AubreyLaine said...

Thanks for the chance.
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Tim, Allyson, and kids said...

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Alex said...

I'd love to win! There's a wall decal in one of their stores I'd love to buy!!!

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Jenn Miyamoto said...

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Nancy said...

I love shopping at the CSN Stores.



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Pixel Berry Pie Designs said...

I'm love to win so that I could buy a set of Rachael Ray's cookware on CSN! Thanks for the contest. If needed, my email address is in my profile.



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katychick said...

i want to buy my son the toy story desk-thanks
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Shelley said...

I'd love to try out CSN. Thanks
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JR911 said...

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Miss Sarah said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love CSN stores. :)

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cw said...

Id love to finally get teh le creuset teakettle I have been eyeing.



Janelle said...

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DevotionMama said...

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Erin C said...

Count me in please!!

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CSN has so many things I could use! Love their stuff.

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Jennica and Preston said...

I love CSN! I would love to get my girls some more fun outside toys!
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redi2adopt said...

I would love to win. I have my eye on their KidKraft sling bookshelf. heinzmom at hotmail dot com



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Carolsue said...

There are lots of kitcheny things I need if I were to win!
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S Carter said...

I have picked out the FatBoy dog bed for my Pug

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I'm looking for sunshine also!
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Love to win! I've been wanting to try CSN Stores!
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jdm2551 said...

I've got three little girls and I can't wait for it to warm up so I can enjoy watching them play outside!
We've got a little "playground" outside :)
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mary said...

I love csn stores! Thanks for the chance!

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Anonymous said...

Great giveaway. Thanks!
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Lo said...

Great giveaway, thanks!



Lo said...

I follow on twitter (I'm @prizealert)



Texas Type A Mom said...

Thanks for hosting! What a fun giveaway!



Texas Type A Mom said...

GFC follower!



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Twitter follower - @texastypeamom



Texas Type A Mom said...

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This is a great giveaway! I looove CSN!
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I hope I win
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