Thursday, September 30, 2010

Yard Work – Round 5

Hi friends!  Exciting news is in store for this post: our backyard is about 95% complete now. We just have to add the plants and we’ll be all done.  Maybe we can find some neat things from CSN Stores to go in the backyard, or even in the house.  As you know, they have everything from fountains and outdoor furniture, to console tables and cookware.  All stop shopping is what I call that!  CSN Stores has given me another opportunity to review a product, so keep an eye out soon for a product review.  What will I pick this time… :)

Can you believe that it’s September 30th already?  You know that song by Green Day called “Wake Me Up, When September Ends?”  Well, I feel like I should be singing “Keep My Eyes From Missing Anything as September Goes Flying By!”  Anyway, I’ve started my travel season for work this month, so that is what’s causing me to neglect this blog.  But on top more important things…

Grass!  Glorious, glorious grass!  Well, glorious, glorious, fake grass…but it’s still grass.  And we have it!  In our backyard.  For real.  Check out the pics.


Taking a break.


Diesel wasn’t quite sure what to make of this grass…IMG_2414 IMG_2415IMG_2413 

He wouldn’t even put his butt down on it…


But eventually, we convinced him…


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And he loves it!

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Plus, we love it too! 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

CSN Stores Product Review – Food Storage Set & Wood Turner

About a month ago, the generous people at CSN Stores contacted me to see if I wanted to do a product review.  You mean, received a free product and then blog about how I like it?  Sign me up!

CSN Stores are great to work with and in the past, they have allowed me to host my dog-gone giveaway, my gift card giveaway and my cooking giveaway, plus I’ve done one product review in the past.  They  have millions of products, so if you’re in need of something new, head on over to their website and I’m sure you’ll find what you need.  And now onto my review…

I had a certain amount that my product could cost, so using my frugal shopping skills I selected two different items.  Woo hoo!  The first thing that I selected was the Fresh Keeper 31 Piece Citrus Organizer Set with Lid.  Jeremy and I always use storage containers for leftovers and lunches, but our current collection is a smörgåsbord of containers.  Until now!  These Fresh Keeper containers are awesome.  They come in a variety of sizes ranging from 8 cups to 3/4 cups.  Plus, they are so cute!  Look at the fun colors.  But perhaps the coolest thing is the rim of the containers…I couldn’t get that close of a picture, so you’ll have to believe me when I tell you that along the rim are little tick marks and the months of the year.  Coincidently, there is a little arrow/point on each lid.  Therefore, you can align the lid with the correct date on the container, and just like magic, you know when you put those leftovers in the fridge!  Isn’t that cool?  Really, you should have seen how excited I was when I figured that out.  These containers are freezable, microwavable and dish washer safe.  Love them!


My second item was the Paula Deen 2 Piece Slotted Wood Turner Set.  I only have two wooden spoons, so when I saw these I thought that they would be a good addition to my kitchen tool collection.  I’ve been using these mostly to break up and brown meat and they work great.  I like how they are flat and more like a spatula, than a spoon.  Plus, they are very sturdy material and I’m not worried about them breaking while I’m stirring/cooking something (true story, it happened to me before and I had to dig through the food looking for the missing piece of wooden spoon!).  Love them!

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So, there you have it.  Two great products and a great opportunity from CSN Stores.  Thanks for the opportunity to do this product review!