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A Giveaway to Start the Week

This past weekend I noticed a little something about our living room… Since having children it’s gone through phases. When we moved into this house I was about 6 months along with the boys. We moved in our nice lamps, the awesome coffee table I refinished when we were newlyweds and some nice drop leaf tables.

As we neared the birth of the boys, more and more things made their way into the living room. Instead of moving our nice furniture out, we just crammed and made room.

Eventually (after 3 or 4 months I think) we figured out the living room would feel much more spacious if we moved the massive coffee table to the basement. It was like taking the cow out of the kitchen! (The Cow in the Kitchenwas a fun children’s book I grew up with – a farmer brings his whole barnyard into his wife’s kitchen and when she finally can’t take it anymore, he moves them all out and she feels like she has an enormous kitchen.) Plus, without the coffee table sitting in the middle of the room, there were less things for us to stub our toes on.

And from that angle you couldn’t see the 3 bouncy chairs and swing that was still sitting on the other side of the room!

Then, the Pit of Despair came…

While the P.O.D. was in use, our remaining nice furniture and lamps were still safe. When we took the P.O.D. down, we noticed our “nice” stuff was now in danger. Down to the basement it all went…

Today our living room looks like this…

So clean! So neat! (And yes, those two are wrestling. Again.) I’m so sad it won’t look like this for long. See, shortly after the boys turned 1 we turned the 3rd bedroom into a playroom for them. Guess what that 3rd room needs to become again in a few months… yup. A bedroom. That means all those toys will be invading my living room. *sigh*

I promise all this rambling about my living room has a point. The point is this – I’ll be investing in some storage solutions soon, and you could do the same but get them for free or closer to it! Here’s how…

One lucky reader will win a $35 gift certificate that can be spent at any of CSN’s 200+ online stores!

There are lots of things you can buy from CSN that only cost $35, or you could apply that $35 towards something bigger. CSN carries everything from toys to home decor and furniture!

How to enter:

  • Leave a comment with your best girl name suggestion (I won’t hold it against you if you’re silly with your response ;))
  • Share the link to this giveaway on Facebook.
  • Become a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect (box on the right hand side), or let me know if you already are.
  • Visit the blog of another person entering this giveaway and leave a comment there. Then come back here and tell me you did!

There you have it. 4 ways you could enter! Remember to leave a separate comment for each item you complete. Prize is $35 to CSN and does not include shipping. Open to US Residents. Winner will be selected and announced Friday morning the 22nd!

  • October 18, 2010 - 10:34 am

    Alison G. - Ansley KateReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Alison G. - Just became part of Google Friend Connect!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Andrea - We almost named our firstborn child “Zinnia”. Yes, after the flower. However, we changed our minds about a week before she was born. Our second we almost named “Helen” but again changed our minds about a week before she was born. (Yes, truly. I’m not just trying to suck up or anything!)ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 10:43 am

    Jill - Our little girl (which we never had) was going to named Margaret (after my mommom and mother in law) and we would use the nickname Meg (my middle name). I’m not sure we will ever have that little girl so I’m pretty sure my sister is going to take the name.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 12:08 pm

    Amy - I love the name Ella. My husband was dead-set against it, or one of my girls definitely would have had that name!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Blankies & Booboos - […] Three Times the Giggles is having a giveaway!   Readers can enter to win a $35 gift certificate from CSN Stores online. […]ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 12:32 pm

    Ashley Herman - I love the name Reesa!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 12:35 pm

    Ashley Herman - Shared the link on Facebook, became a follower of this blog, and commented on Blankies and BooBoos blog!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 1:46 pm

    Jessica - I like the girl name Laurel.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 1:48 pm

    Jessica - I follow with Google Friend.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    Brenda B. - I like the name Hannah.
    Although I love our girl name – Ariel.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:17 pm

    Brenda B. - Official Blog followerReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Nellie Bragg - As we have three daughters, it is difficult to choose a favorite, but one we didn’t use with the last arrivals was the name we had chosen for ONE baby. Twins were a real surprise. Carol Diane was to be the name of the one baby, and that is still a favorite of mine.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:28 pm

    Kris Dudley - I follow with Google friend.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Nellie Bragg - I do follow your blog everyday, Helen, just through my usual computer bookmark.:)ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:29 pm

    Kris Dudley - my suggestions are Madison or Mackenzie!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    domestic diva - I like the name Lynne.ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:36 pm

    domestic diva - I follow on gfcReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Jessica - I left a comment on another blog. That POD is cracking me up!!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    Stacy A - My favorite girl names are:
    Jane
    Kate
    and EmilyReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    Stephanie - Litlw Happys - I like Addie, Alise, Grace, Lily and Elizabeth. Happy name hunting!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 7:39 pm

    Mary Jenkins - I follow on GFC
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.comReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2010 - 7:42 pm

    Mary Jenkins - I love the name Violet. She was a character in the Boxcar Children, and it was the name I gave myself as a kid and wanted to give my daughter, but like many others, my husband wouldn’t hear of it. He hates flower names. But it’s such a sweet name!
    quitecontrary1977@hotmail.comReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 4:57 am

    Liz M. - I vote for Stella, Adele, Catherine… let’s see… Anna, Rosemary, or Ellen.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 5:05 am

    Liz M. - I shared on Facebook!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 5:05 am

    Liz M. - I’m a GFC follower!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 5:05 am

    Liz M. - I commented over at Blankies and Booboos!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 7:15 am

    Amanda - My favorite girl name is Isabella. I also like Olivia and Harper.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 7:15 am

    Amanda - I am already a follower through Google Friend connect.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 7:18 am

    Amanda - Left a comment on Brenda B’s blog.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 9:36 am

    maureen - If I had had children and a girl at that I wanted to name a daughter Hope Elizabeth.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 11:57 am

    Lisa - I think Emelyn is a pretty name. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Lisa - I follow through GFC.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    Elaine - I like Ava.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Dana - Well, I think “Maya” is just lovely 🙂 I was also partial to Jamie/Jamison, and Anne/Anna.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 6:46 pm

    kdliberty - Eleanor, Ruth or Alice.ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 6:47 pm

    kdliberty - I follow you…ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 6:49 pm

    kdliberty - Thought of one other one I LOVE. Mary Sunshine. She will KILL you one day if you name her that!ReplyCancel

  • October 19, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Danica Spencer - Londyn Presleigh. Love the name and that was going to be the name of our last child-only we were blessed with a boy instead-and we aren’t having anymore!!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    shenais - i love the name Luna. Fun ways to enter your giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    shenais - i gfc follow you.ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    shenais - i posted on facebook (wren nelson).

    that’s funny about the living room (funny but sad 🙂 we had just cleared out all the toys and clutter from the car, living room, etc. when my daughter was about 7. then a year later our second baby was born and the clutter and toy mess began anew! ah well. as soon as this clutter is cleared grandbabies will be on the way- ha!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 7:56 pm

    Pixie - LOL I’m partial to Candice and Hailey…but prolly cause they’re mine! love the P.O.D by the way too cute!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Pixie - Shared on fb as pennypinchingpixieReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 7:58 pm

    Pixie - Follower on gfcReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    Monica S. - I like Molly Joy and Hannah Hope. We seriously considered naming the girlies Sofie Sue and Savannah June, which I also like.ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 11:17 pm

    Monica S. - I follow this blog!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2010 - 11:25 pm

    Monica S. - I left a comment on Kris Dudley’s blog!ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 10:43 am

    debbie - I love the name Rachel.
    fourkidsrgreat(at)gmail.comReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 10:45 am

    debbie - I’m a GFC follower.ReplyCancel

  • October 21, 2010 - 5:42 pm

    Stephanie - Little Happys - I’m a GFC followerReplyCancel

  • October 24, 2010 - 10:32 pm

    Jenna - My top two baby names are Leila Grace and Juliette Rose, but I also adore the names Madelyn Kate, Emma Mae, Sophia Zoey, Eloise Anne and Eleanor Faith.ReplyCancel

  • March 26, 2012 - 12:41 am

    Pit of Despair | OMG There's Three - […] three semi-mobile babies is becoming a challenge. My friend Helen’s solution was to link several play yards together to create a big play yard, know as “The Pit […]ReplyCancel

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