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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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Great giveaway! Thanks!

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jennifer said…
I'd love a chance to win! Thanks so much!
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Great giveaway, count me in!
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I love csn stores!
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lewalk said…
Thanks for a great giveaway. I live in the south so we don't have just terrible winters, well usually. This year we had three ice storms. We actually got to have spring for several days. It got up to 90 degrees one day. Wow. Yep, crazy LA weather we have it is now back down to 40 which is cold for us. lOl.

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Michelle said…
Love the CSN stores!
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Unknown said…
Ahh, can't wait for the sunshine either! Thanks for hosting such a cool giveaway. :)
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Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway. :)
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Yummy Boy Mummy said…
Great giveaway. Thanks!
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Dana West Young said…
Thanks for the great giveaway! I have never purchased anything from CSN, but I have always wanted to!
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Maney said…
Great giveaway-- I got my kids the best playhouse @ CSN last year!

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Angie said…
Thanks for the opportunity!

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I have been looking for some storage organizations: http://www.csnstores.com/Atlantic-63712035-AL0354.html, would be nice. Thanks for the giveaway.

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I'd love to win! Thanks for the chance!
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