Monday, March 14, 2011

Foolin' Myself and A CSN GIVEAWAY

I don't like to clean.
I have two kids.
A dog.
A man.

Rather than aim my gaze downward and happen to see this reminder of the plant that died and was removed over a month ago...

Or, the dining room that has become Lego town (and yes, now that you mention it, I do notice that there are Christmas ornament hangers still out and it is half way through March)...


Or, this fiasco that happened after Daddy told Mai no skating on the hardwoods and I moved her into the living room carpet where she could really not get into any trouble (yes, I moved the couch over 6" and now I only have to see this when I'm going up and down the stairs)...

So...maybe I prefer to fool myself a bit and keep my gaze towards the ceiling. Have you ever noticed how much cleaner your house is if you lie on the floor and look up? UH.MAE.ZING.

Unless you wander into my office.
Then you'll look upwards and you'll see this

or if I turn it the other way, this....

So when I won Miss Zippy's CSN giveaway, I'm sure you were thinking I would go directly to their LIGHTING  department and replace this very ugly and fire hazardous lamp with something new.
But you would be wrong.
I went directly to their health and fitness area and bought a BOSU ball because as you can see, there is still room in my workout closet for one more thing :D

I'm teaming up with CSNStores.com to offer one of you lucky readers $35 to use at any of their online stores!  This is for my US and Canadian readers only, and  there may be international shipping fees in the case of Canadian orders that the gift code cannot cover.

Mandatory: I'm going to make it easy to enter:  Be or become a follower and leave a comment saying so.

Extra entries:  (leave a separate comment for each)

Extra entry #2, #3, #4- Blog, Facebook, or Tweet about the giveaway and leave me the link in your comment.

Extra entry #5 - Tell me, if a friend or acquaintance showed up on your doorstep unannounced, how would they find your house kept? Or would you be like me and think twice about letting them in ;-)

This giveaway is open until Monday March  21st at midnight PST.  I'll announce the winner next Tuesday!
Good luck!

100 comments:

Rose said...

I'm a follower!

Rose said...

I posted a link to this in the giveaway sidebar of my blog.

Rose said...

If someone randomly showed up at our house they'd find clothes, everywhere. Dirty, clean, doesn't matter. If they showed up today they'd also find laundry on the kitchen table and a very very dirty bathroom floor. Guess I better do some cleaning when I get home!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

I'm a follower, of course.

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

Linking your giveaway on my sidebar under imaginary giveaways.

Abby said...

Already a follower!

Abby @ Have Dental Floss, Will Travel said...

And these days, if a friend randomly showed up at our front door, I'd probably be apologizing for the disarray before letting them in :)

Teamarcia said...

Follower!

Teamarcia said...

That is one helluva workout closet you've got there. Of course my house in a perpetual state of chaos

Teamarcia said...

I linked you on my blog

Leontien said...

I became a follower a couple of days ago.... But i'm still laughing about your lamp!

Sorry!

Leontien

Michael said...

I'm a follower!! Love your blog!

Michael said...

Most of the time people would find my house picked up, but not necessarily clean to my "house guest" standards. Unless you came during the last month when I've had back trouble. It was a mess - until today!!

Ashley said...

I'm a gfc follower.

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Ashley said...

They would find my house a little messy but not terrible since I just cleaned this weekend :)

hewella1 at gmail dot com

Michael said...

I just posted a link to your giveaway on my blog page - top right!

Domestic Diva said...

I follow on gfc

lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

Diane said...

GFC follower

dwalline at gmail dot com

Diane said...

If someone showed up unannounced they would find a sink full of dishes because we never bothered to unload the dishwasher, cat hair on the furniture, the l aundry baskets full (and probably overflowing) and we would probably still be in pjs!

dwalline at gmail dot com

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

You are so funny!! I love how real you are Julie!!

I follow!!

Small Town Runner said...

Wel...I could post a post about my oven. again. Jon finally screwed the handle on from the outside. Screws are showing, but it hasn't been broken for a few weeks.
The state of our house totally depends on whether Jon is home or not. =D Either way, it's small and lots is crammed into tiny places.

Adam said...

Wait a minute.... Why does "a man" get it's own category???

I seriously cracked up when I read that you bought a ball. Totally worth it! :)

Small Town Runner said...

I'm a regular reader :) and follow.
We have a date this summer, right?

And...did you know there is a sprint tri in Sutherlin Labor day weekend?

Dawn said...

Hahha....oh boy! This post made me laugh. I don't know...I think you have a "pretty normal" place there:))))

Hilarious...glad you chose the prize you did;)

Stephanie said...

I'm a follower!

Stephanie said...

I am posting your giveaway on the blog!

Stephanie said...

If someone knocked on the door they'd walk in to me pretending to give a crap about the way my house looks for 30 seconds. :)

Carolsue said...

I am a public follower of yours on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog. Check it out here!
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2010/01/csn-stores-giveaways.html
Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Carolsue said...

I would NOT like it if someone showed up on my doorstep unannounced. If I thought I could get away with it, I would not answer and pretend that I wasn't home! The house is usually in disarray.
Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

Nikki Kendall said...

I'm a follower!

Nikki Kendall said...

My house is in utter disarray..I have one bio-kid, one foster-kid, one dog, and one messy hubby. I look up alot too!

Pam said...

Follow!

Nikki Kendall said...

Put a link to your giveaway on Facebook!

Pam said...

Putting a link on my sidebar.

Pam said...

If someone comes to my house unannounced, I certainly hope they don't have a problem with dust and dog hair!

Kiley said...

I'm a new follower

Kiley said...

This is posted on my blog (total giveaway tuesday!)

Kiley said...

If someone came unannounced, my house would be a STY! My little boy is really good at pulling every toy, book, lego, out & leaving it in any open floor space there is. Plus, I'm like you...I just don't like to clean that much:)

The Knapps said...

I follow via GFC

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

The Knapps said...

If someone randomly showed up at my house they would find clutter...I'm so bad at keeping up with clutter around the house until we have an announced guest coming over!

danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

Rae said...

I follow!

katychick said...

i follow you gfc
tcogbill at live dot com

katychick said...

the house would be swamped by toys with a 1 yr old and a 2 year old- i cant keep them off the floors.
tcogbill at live dot com

Abby said...

Hi Julie!

I hope you are feeling better! Your poor son too :(

I'm a follower even though I've been MIA off an on here lately!

I started a new blog too if you want to find me :)

Kirstie said...

I am a follower.

Kirstie said...

Posting a link to this giveaway on my blog.

Kirstie said...

At this point, I don't care what my house looks like or what people think. Gah. With by my husband and I always in marathon training mode and have 4 cats and 2 kittens, my house is a wreck. Oh well :)

Terri said...

Following!

Terri said...

You know, my house is always in some degree of a mess. I'm a doctoral student with a full-time job and a part-time job and I have this little running problem... :)

Terri said...

Putting your giveaway on my sidebar.

Sarah said...

I follow!

Catherine Agnes said...

I follow

hugzeke@gmail.com

Catherine Agnes said...

Oh goodness, if someone showed up at my house unannounced they would find a LOT of (clean, but not folded) laundry in the living room.

hugzeke@gmail.com

ajh said...

Love all the pics of your things you don't notice! If I look up the ceiling in my hall I see lots of cobwebs!

L Finch said...

I'm your newest follower!!!! And my house looks even worse then yours so there. ;)
I want to enter the giveaway too!!!
Cheers!
L Finch

L Finch said...

I blogged about you! (Check out the right sidebar of my blog down)

L Finch said...

I tweeted your giveaway! (Chickrunning)

Laurie said...

I am a follower!

L Finch said...

Oh, and I kinda answered this in my first post but YES if someone showed up unannounced it would be disaster time!!! LOL.

Laurie said...

And if a friend showed up at my front door right this second they'd see laundry needing to be folded, coats on the back of chairs and a giant pile of baby clothes in the middle of the floor (no baby lives here -- someone donated them to my work!).

Katie said...

Ughh I am such a bad cleaner :( Whenever my mom comes over she yells at me :/ I feel better knowing there are other bad cleaners though :D

Katie said...

oops follower :)

Elizabeth said...

i’m a follower :)

Elizabeth said...

adding giveaway to my blog

Elizabeth said...

if someone showed up, they could go anywhere but my room. its a hotmess. every day i say i am going to clean it and i don’t. soon though. very soon!

shala_darkstone said...

I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

I shared this giveaway on Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/shala.darkstone/posts/135867689816430
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

shala_darkstone said...

If someone showed up unannounced most of the house would be clean but there's always junk on the dining room table, and my daughter's stuff on the couch.
maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

misszippy said...

I follow!

misszippy said...

Posting on my blog

misszippy said...

If someone showed up right now, they'd find dust and lots of it! Having the master bath renovated and somehow the dust gets tracked everywhere!

My Life and Running said...

I LOVE that you shared the messy tidbits of your house! :) When I worked, unplanned visitors were not always joyously welcomed. Now that I'm working the FT housewife gig, I'm a little tidier. Still... notice is always a good thing!

My Life and Running said...

CSN is awesome! I follow your blog!

garota17 said...

GFC follower

garota17 said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/garota17/status/48069894134173696

garota17 said...

Tell me, if a friend or acquaintance showed up on your doorstep unannounced, how would they find your house kept? Or would you be like me and think twice about letting them in ;-)

I would be nice and tell them to ignore the mess

Lindi Cee said...

I follow you on GFC.

lindiacro at gmail dot com

Lindi Cee said...

Shared on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php/permalink.php?story_fbid=206481946029041&id=100002175437398

lindiacro at gmail dot com

Lindi Cee said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/Lindiac/status/48072214968406016

lindiacro at gmail dot com

Lindi Cee said...

If someone showed up unannounced, I would warn them of the mess before they stepped inside!

lindiacro at gmail dot com

Hillary said...

I am a follower.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

Tweet (1)
@hillary82
http://twitter.com/#!/Hillary82/status/48078653669646336

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Hillary said...

Tweet (2)
@hillary82
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Hillary said...

Tweet (3)
@hillary82
http://twitter.com/#!/Hillary82/status/48078653669646336

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Hillary said...

Oh my house would probably be a disaster, I do not like unannounced visitors because I hate people seeing my house a mess.

hillaryanna at yahoo dot com

Simply Life said...

I'm not going to enter because I've been able to work with them before and feel I should share the love but I have to say this post is hilarious and I'm loving your honesty! It's just my husband and I but you sure don't want to look in the closets :)

Penny said...

I follow

Penny said...

posted giveaway on my blog

Penny said...

posted giveaway on my fb page

Penny said...

I have no problem letting them in my house stays pretty clean. My husband is kind of a clean finatic. missed up that word.

Anash said...

I blogged about your giveaway here http://mommilitary.blogspot.com/2011/03/csn-35-dollar-giveaway.html
anashct at yahoo dot com

Anash said...

I follow google connect "anash"
email anashct [at] gmail [dot] com

anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Anash said...

I tweeted at http://twitter.com/#!/anashct/status/48172296212451329
email: anashct [at] yahoo [dot] com

Tim said...

I follow with google friends.


tahearn at roadrunner dot com

annalene said...

Follower :)

Thank you so much for the chance to win!

annalene
thewideworldof (at)gmail (dot)com

annalene said...

Haha, great question. Depends on the day, but normally I like to keep things pretty tidy. I do have my 'off' days though! ;)

annalene
thewideworldof (at)gmail (dot)com

Liz said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a follower!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/#!/FakeGradSchool/status/50026434009378816

eemoody77 at gmail dot com

Liz said...

Put it this way: that unlucky person who stopped by unannounced would not be likely to make that mistake again!

eemoody77 at gmail dot com