Tuesday, July 6, 2010

"Time" For A Giveaway

When I mention platform beds, I bet your first thought is "a place to sleep".  Well, that's because you're a normal person.  I, on the other hand, am reminded of our raised garden beds. 

It's no secret that we've been doing a lot of gardening around here. And it's no secret...to me, anyway...that once Shane is in the garden, he usually loses track of time. That's why I've been thinking about getting a sundial for our garden.

Besides looking really cool in the garden, a sundial would give Shane a better idea when he needs to put down the hoes and rakes and head in for dinner. He might even be able to figure out that if it's too dark outside to see the sundial, then it's probably time to call it a day.

I'm thinking of this one:


Or this one:


Of course, I'll have to pay for mine, but if you want one, here's your chance to win it for FREE! 

I'm partnering with CSN Stores to give a gift card worth $60 redeemable in any of the CSN Stores online.  You can use it to buy one of these neat-o sundials or anything else in their stores.

I'm keeping it simple this time.  There are just three ways to enter:

1)  Leave a comment telling me about your favorite time of day.

2)  Follow my blog or subscribe in a reader.  Leave a second comment to let me know you do.

3)  Blog about my giveaway on your own blog, including a link to this post.  Leave a third comment to let me know you did.

That's it!  I'll accept entries through the end of the day (midnight) on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.  I'll use one of those random-numberinator things to pick a winner the following morning.

Be sure to tell all your friends to enter, too.

Good Luck!


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July Grocery/Pantry Challenge:

Items Purchased Today (store brand unless indicated):  None

Amount Spent Today (including tax): $0.00

Amount Spent To Date in July (including tax): $34.74






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52 comments:

McVal said...

AWESOME! Sign me up!
I'm a follower
and my favorite time of the day is evening between 7 and 10.

Katrina said...

I am a night owl and I love it when its really late.

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Annie Jones said...

McVal: That's probably my least favorite time of day. :( It's busy/stressful for me trying to get Shane in the house for supper (it's always that late in the summer), the kitchen cleaned up, Kat bathed and in bed, etc. I take it it's not that hectic at your house.

Katrina: I used to like staying up late. But I'm old now and can't do that anymore. LOL!

Marilyn's Money said...

My favorite time is early in the morning, 7am, no one is up but me, its "me time" , mjjaegly@yahoo.com

Lisa B. said...

My favorite time of day is anytime that is quiet. During school year it would be after 9:30 when everyone else is in bed, during the summer it's in the morning after hubby leaves and kiddo is still asleep, so around 8-9am.

Lisa B. said...

I blogged about the giveaway also on my Winners post. I'll try to blog about it again in next couple days.

Domestic Diva said...

I love morning time.

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

Mami2jcn said...

My favorite time of day is when my baby girl wakes up and smiles at me.

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suburban prep said...

My favorite time of the day is between 5:30 pm and 7pm. My husband has just come home from work and it is when the two of us talk have dinner and just relax together.
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Marci said...

My favorite time of the day is 4:00 p.m. when hubby and I both get home from our part-time jobs and get to spend time together. We sit outside on the patio with our Shi-poo and discuss the day's events, or sometimes we just sit quietly just knowing that we are there for each other.

Marci said...

I have been following your blog for some time. I enjoy reading blogs about frugal, simple living. Thank you for sharing your blog. Please stop by and visit my blog sometime at www.frugallivingcoach.blogspot.com. I will be more than happy to post your giveaway on my blog.

Lisa B. said...

oh yeah, I'm a follower!

Katie said...

my favourite time of he day is when the sun is setting and just after it sets! I love how calm everything is at that point :)

kshuttle@uoguelph.ca

Shelli said...

I have never heard of that store.

My favorite time of day is bedtime or nap time. I love sleep.

Shelli said...

To comment on your reply to me yesterday, yes of course I still follow you. (You're in my reader--consider this my leaving another comment telling you that.) I know I didn't do very well at reading and commenting here, so what I did recently is I sat down and did some soul searching where blogging is concerned and I cut all of those people in my feed reader that I didn't truly consider my friends. You are a "friend" to me. Now, I don't tell you that because I'm saying you should be honored (I'm not that great LOL) but I tell you that because now I am really focusing on my "friends" blogs.

God, I hope I didn't sound conceited and annoying.

Shelli said...

Oh, and I'll do a post before the 13th.

SonyaAnn said...

My favorite time of the day is BED TIME!!

SonyaAnn said...

I'm still a stalker!!

Elaine said...

My favorite time of the day is when the sun is setting. It's beautiful!

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Stephanie said...

My favorite time of day is mid-morning between 8:30-10:30 but I'm not really sure why I just really enjoy it
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Stephanie said...

I'm a follower
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Frances said...

Love the sundials! My favorite part of the day is the evening. From around 6:30 to 10, when I get to relax after work with Hubby. One the weekends, my favorite part of the day is ALL DAY LONG.

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Frances said...

I stalk your blog.

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tree said...

My favorite time of day is late morning, early afternoon. i'm not an early morning erson at all..and evenings i'm too tired to enjoy. lol.


thanks for the chance!

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tree said...

i subscribe via google reader!

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slugmama said...

My favorite time of day is 2am. That's when the dogs & hubs are snoring, and the teens are quiet(note I didn't say they were sleeping)and the lawn idiots aren't mowing.lol

slugmama said...

I'm a stalker....

slugmama said...

I blogged your giveaway...
http://simpleslug.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-time-to-win-stuff.html

A.Marie said...

YAY!!! A giveaway!!!! I want to win so I can get that sundial!! :)

My favorite time of the day is around 7-8 pm. That is when supper is done, dishes are in the dishwasher, and things are peaceful and calm, both inside and outside! Then I can work in my garden! :)

A.Marie said...

I am a stalker err follower! :)

A.Marie said...

I blogged about it over at my blog:

http://www.mymoneymissiononline.com/2010/07/annie-jones-is-having-giveaway.html

I am having a giveaway also! Be sure to get your entry(s)in! :)

Debbie said...

I actually like early morning when everything is quiet and still!
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Debbie said...

I'm a GFC follower.

meeyeehere said...

My favorite time of day is about an hour after I wake up. Everything still feels new and you have the highest hopes for a great day.
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meeyeehere said...

I follow your blog!

bluepaintred said...

probably not open to ppl outside the USA, but whatevs!

I want to tell you my favorite time of day anyway!

Its right after 8pm, between 8:01 and 8-30 when I am checking that teeth have been brushed and tucking my guys into bed. I have to sneak kisses from Logan, he is "too old" for mommy kisses. I think he just likes the game of me pinning him down to kiss his head. I do it for the giggles LOL.
I love listening to My eight year old tells me the best part of his day story,and how my big and brash ten year old who can do it all with NO HELP! turns back into my little boy at night time, hugging me tight like he did as a toddler and letting me pull the covers to his chin.

Pee ess : you should know, I follow you in a reader (google) and thats why i suck at commenting, but i DO read EVERY post!)

Sharon said...

My favorite time of day is the wee hours of the night ...2 am to 4 am ...alls quiet and I can read or study. My brain is more active then, always has been. :)

Thanks for the chance to win!

Sharon said...

I am following you on GFC.

DG said...

I love the sunset hour right when the sun is about to set! :)

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DG said...

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blogged!

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DG said...

I follow through gfc as DG

dreamzz12{at]aol{dot}com

Deanna G. said...

My favorite time of the day is really late at night when it's nice & quiet and the moon's out :)

Deanna G. said...

I subscribe w/Google Reader.

Janelle said...

Lately, my favorite time of the day seems to be very late - 11 p.m. and later! :-)

Janelle said...

And I'm a follower, even if I don't comment much!

Annie Jones said...

@Katie and Bluepaintred and any other Canadian readers: Yes, you are eligible to win! :)

Pixie said...

MY fav time of the day is when my Hubby comes home for lunch and I get the steal a lil time from his work day and just eat sandwiches and watch TV with him :)

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Pixie said...

I follow on gfc

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Laurie said...

My favorite time of day is when it's just starting to get dark out...right now that's about 8:00ish.

~Laurie
lauriemac982 at aol dot com

Deb K said...

My favorite part of the day is late at night~I love the dark and quiet.

Thanks for the chance
deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com

Deb K said...

I also follow you with Google

deb55106{at}gmail{dot}com