Monday, March 14, 2011

{Giveaway: Lighten & Brighten Your Space for Spring}

Winter weather is parting and making way for spring -- a season that's all about
rebirth and new life. Mother Nature brings that energy to the outdoors, but we
have to make the indoors shine.



I bought a few odds and ends at a local home store the other day. I think they'll bring
some needed freshness and color to the house. What would you buy if someone just
handed you $50 in shopping money?

Maybe you'd brighten your place up with pendant lighting or spring decor. You might
opt to buy luggage for your next getaway or outdoor dishes for a weekend BBQ.

Well, now is your chance to shop ... for free.

The nice people at CNS Stores have seen fit to give one of my readers a $50 gift
card to use at any of their 200 unique sites. (They sell just about everything you can
imagine. Click on the link above where it says pendant lighting and enter a world of
online shopping possibilities.)

Contest rules:
* Leave a comment right here on this post with your favorite things about spring or
spring decorating tips.
* Every comment will count as a separate entry. So, comment away for more chances to win.
* Must live in the US or Canada to be eligible.
* Contest will be open until 5PM Mountain Standard Time on Sunday, March 20, 2011.
* A winner will be chosen at random on the evening of March 20th -- the first day of spring!
How 'bout that for great timing?

Until then, I wish you less spring cleaning and more spring shopping.

24 comments:

Amy said...

I always find myself organizing and donating things when spring rolls around. And lots of fresh flowers!

Eryn said...

HI Samara

my favorite thing i like about spring is being able to enjoy the fresh spring air and seeing everything in bloom. Eryn

Eryn said...

also i love that i can air the house out and the kids can play outside...and we can go on walks

Eryn said...

oh and i almost forgot, i am that much closer to not being a human incubator!!!! lol

Anonymous said...

After being stuck in house for months due to the cold Chicago weather, I love the first sihns of Spring. No more snow on the grass, no more winter boots and no more sick kids!!

Tracy Link said...

I have already decorated my mantel with bunnies, Easter eggs & yummy candles.
PS that was my post above from chicago
Tracy Link

Tracy said...

My little girl and I bought bunny cookies to make this week since its too early to color eggs...

Tracy said...

I love the dark reds, golds & greens during the winter for decorating my house but now that my house is filled with pastel pinks, yellows & greens it just feels so bright & sunny in my house....I miss the sun:)
I have dried hydrangea flowers from my garden in a pitcher that look beautiful this spring.

Hendricks Family said...

Spring reminds me that I need to check in on my resolutions and either pat myself on the back or smack myself upside the head. I guess I'll go do that now.

Hendricks Family said...

And I think Bambi said it best...Twitterpated (sp?); that's what Spring is really great for. Even if it means just reminding yourself how much in love you are with the man/woman you're already in love with :)

Hendricks Family said...

Spring decorating tip - new towels & comforter. Brighten up your bed & bath with exciting spring colors to get you in the mood to celebrate Spring (especially if you're in a part of the country that isn't so springy yet)

Hendricks Family said...

One last comment before I go to bed. We love sleeping with the doors & windows open. In AZ you can only do this for a short period so take advantage now!

Emily said...
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Emily {Frilly Details} said...

Great giveaway!!! My favorite thing about spring is watching everything turn green. After a long, ugly winter, seeing the early signs of spring makes my heart happy. :)

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

My favorite thing about spring: Busting out the new spring smells by opening windows and lighting fresh candles!

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

I'm going for a second one:
I love Easter. I want to get the girls twirly dresses and take thousands of pictures of them!

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

Oooh, oooh, and I love that it means it's almost my birthday!

Lindsay Teague Moreno said...

I also love that I can take my girls out for walks everyday again. It is warming up so nicely here. In the mid 60's today! Woohoo!!!

Is 4 enough? hmmmm.

Eryn said...

i love to color easter eggs as it nears closer and preparing for the Easter Bunny...always love to see the kids faces when they see what the bunny has left for them

Ale said...

HI Sam,

What a great giveaway! Well, spring here where I live now is just great. One of the ideas I have been thinking about is to obviously put away all the winter stuff and then change some of the decorations that I have around the house. I do like the Easter tradition so I would like to add items to my decorations, items that I will need to buy!

Great idea Sam!

Tracy said...

I had the windows open today since it was 60 degrees in Chicago! Nothing better than fresh air, sunshine and some wine:)

Tracy said...

Spring means...spring break for the kids! Heading to Arizona to visit with family...Samara and David

Jeff Mitchell said...

As a typical single guy living in many places with one lone card table placed in the middle of the living room and nothing but white paint on the walls, I do have one tip. :) Find yourself some art to strategically place on your walls. The art should be personal to you so it will mean something, and it makes for a great conversational piece.

Eryn said...

in michigan a nice spring day consists of raining, then turning to sleet, and then back to rain and thunder and lightning...but love seeing all the flowers starting to bud and knowing that spring is soon on its way,