Wednesday, July 14, 2010

my new mission and...a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Move over meat and potatoes, I got more to put on my plate~I know, I have enough on my plate but I'm an envelope pusher & for this one I'll need a little help from you! But I'll get to that in a minute...first let's talk about a great giveaway!!! This one is for a $60.00 gift certificate to any of CSN's more than 200 online stores! If you've never been to CSN you must check it out...they have everything from lighting to kitchen gadgets to baby items to dining room sets! ...just to tease you...here's just a few items I fell in love with...


Tommy Bahama!!! sweet, yes???


Cotton Tales Nursery...precious!
Martha Stewart pendant lighting....{sigh}

There is something for everyone at CSN! And they have free shipping on just about everything, woohoo! This is open to the US & Canada and the rules are simple...

just leave a comment on this post! If you'd like to blog about it & share it with your readers, come back and leave a second comment for a second chance...that's it~easy peasy! This will end Monday, July 19th at 7pm...I'll choose the winner via Random.org & CSN will email the gift certificate directly to you! Be sure I have a way to contact you, either through your blog or via email...ok onto my new mission...

I'm on sort of a quest...a quest for a better solution to the monopoly we call 'the cable company'. After years of paying them a small fortune in return for service that has gone down in quality and up in price, I'm done. I'm about an inch away from cancelling our tv and going without it {a total non-issue for me} and I've begun a quest to get Fios here in our town. There is no competition for the cable company and they know it~satellites are only an option for some (we'd have to remove trees in the yard) and DSL won't do for an online business.

We need Fios!

I've got our Mayor calling Verizon (he's pretty sure our cable franchise agreement isn't blocking them from coming, but if that's the case I'll be at the next town meeting!) and he is calling Verizon to see what we can do. We'll see...I may have to pound the pavement to drum up support, but, it wouldn't be the first time ~insert visual of my husband rolling his eyes.

I'd love to hear if any of you have Fios & if so...do you like it? Is it as great as they say? I don't know what will come of this but I'm a little determined...ok, more than a little.

Let me know your opinions, every little bit of info helps!

Ok girls...comment away & good luck!!

40 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

What is with the big rush on blogs by CSN? It's happening everywhere as we speak. They have lovely things and they have everything.

If I win, I will buy cream colored dishes.

:)

JStacie said...

Love your signs. Thanks for the giveaway!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

You do such pretty unique signs! The giveaway sounds great! Count me in!~Patti

Claudia said...

We don't have FIOS. We have Time-Warner Cable. I'm pretty okay with them - I haven't had any major problems - the usual power outage stuff that happens when you live in the country.

Thanks for the chance at the giveway!

xo
Claudia

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Just a quick comment on Fios. We waited almost 5 years to get Fios here. If for nothing else better internet. For 15 years, for TV, we had Dish Network. Loved it!!! Except for when heavy rains or snows passed through - no satellite reception.

For internet, we've had a variety of providers. First dial-up . . . gahhh!!! Then we used this radio signal type service . . . better than dial-up but still sucky. Finally we got Comcast. For internet, it was great.

Finally, when Fios was available in our area, Hubby thought it would be better to "bundle" everything. The internet service is okay, the cell phone service is great, but I'm not 100% thrilled with Fios for TV. The TV and internet are sometimes glitchy, I don't like the way the guide uploads, I don't like that I can't record a PPV movie like I could with Dish.

Hubby's wondering if maybe we shouldn't switch to Comcast's bundled service. But, would that be more of hassle than just living with the little things about Fios we don't like.

Anyway, there's my little critique about Fios for ya! Not huge, major complaints, just not 100% satisfied with the overall service 100% of the time.

Good Luck!

Oh, and thanks for the great giveaway opportunity. I'll post it on the sidebar of my blog and be back!

vintage tickled pink said...

count me in the giveaway and pick my name! thanks diane from vintagetickledpink

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

I have not heard of Fios. WE have AT&T and are not happy with it. I think we are going back to comcast..
Paula please drop my name into the hat. A great giveaway.
Have a sweet day,Elizabeth

Katrina said...

if I won I would use it towards a trike for my daughter for her birthday

ykatrina at hotmail dot com

Andie said...

We used to have Fios but don't anymore, I can't remember why we switched. Please enter me into your giveaway, I would love to buy some new sheets.
andie.v107(at)yahoo(dot)com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I'm in! : )

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hey Paula! I'm back. I posted your fabulous giveaway on my blog's sidebar. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Paula ~ I am having a giveaway too! We have Fios and it is no different than when I had Comcast. Anyway I will be keeping my fingers crossed!!

Domestic Diva said...

Lovely! Thanks for teh chance.

aimee said...

awesome giveaway! thank you !! i have dish net work.
blessings,
aimee

awal.ny said...

Sorry no Fios. I have been hearing a lot of CSN lately. Sure sign me up.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I don't know anything about FIOS we have satellite and love it. Speaking of I love CSN and would love to win a gift card!! Wow, new sheets I think!! Thanks for the chance.

Jessrose21 said...

Wow, what a great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win.

LuLu Kellogg said...

You know what....I have seen about 6 Blogs that are offering these gift certificates fpr CSN...I saw a Parisian clock on their site I would LOVE to have and it was under 40.00. They do have lovely things!

We do not have cable at all. We are both movie junkies so we do the Netflix thing and either get the disc in the mail or stream it through Verizon. Cable is just too expensive and we get enough channels with the free TV. I was appalled when I found out how much a friend pays for cable (over 100.00 a month). ACK!!! Good luck with getting your Fios. I don't think it will be in our area anytime soon.

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the CSN giveaways where you get to choose the gift. Please count me in.

We have Fios and I don't think it is any better than Comcast or the other cable companies. They do charge for every little option...including having a $10 monthly charge for the program guide!

Cheryl said...

I love CSN. I think I could browse their many sites all day.

I am sorry that I have no knowledge of the Fios.

Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter my name.

dizzybloom@gmail.com

Suzann said...

I just found your blog and love it. Would love to be entered in your giveaway. Thank you.

Suzann

The Paper Princess said...

Thanks for the chance to enter the CSN giveaway! I've never heard of FIOS. We have Time Warner!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Nelly said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity.

Nelly

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Paula Sweetie...
Ooh count me in. I would so love to go shopping. That is one thing I can do from home. No rushing at all. Don't have to get out in the heat either.

I have never hear of FIOS. I will have to google that one. Good luck to you though. We have Cox Cable. Both of our sons work for them, and if we moved our business, we would never hear the end of it.

Have a great day sweetie. Thanks for counting me in on this giveaway. I love it.

Oh and I saw the BIG sign you painted above. How beautiful it is. I may have to check that store out in Scottsdale so I can say my friend Paula painted it.

Love ya girl. Have a beautiful weekend.

Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Your sign is amazing !
I would love to be entered in your giveaway :)
I have Fios and honestly it is just okay ~ I do have alot of problems with my emails not getting to me or going to the person ~ It seems to happen quite a bit and it drives me nuts !

xoxo
Lori

Doni said...

Well, your daughter is beautiful! So glad she doesn't mind modeling for you!! Tell her she's wonderful! And that sign!!! It's huge yes, but you did a wonderful wonderful job on it!! I'd love to be the winner of the GC!!
Congrats!
Doni

stefanie said...

I have never heard of Fios, sorry, I am no help.
But please enter me in this super giveaway!!!

Mary Ellen said...

Fios?? Never heard of them though I have a confession- we don't watch TV! That is even better- so much more time for gardens, decorating and the like!! Don't even miss it though I used to be an avid watcher!!

Would love to be signed up for your giveaway!

Pixie said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Please count me in!

Sweetimpishpixie(AT)gmail(DOT)com

*Ulrike* said...

You did a wonderful job on the sign, and you have such a pretty daughter too! Never heard of Fios, but I will look it up, nor have I heard of CSN. Boy am I ever out of the loop!

Nell said...

Good luck in your quest for better internet service. I hope you are successful. I'd love to win this gift certificate, as there are so many things I'd like to get, and I'll try to blog about it tomorrow.

oldsockfarm gmail

Jennai said...

I'd love to have the Sherpa American Airlines Duffle Pet Carrier.
I've never heard of "Fios" before. We had DishNetwork and it was great for TV, but I had to use AT&T DSL which sucked! Now we have AT&T UVerse (Cable) and it's great for Internet and it's almost as good as DishNetwork for TV. I refuse to get Comcast. In this area, anyway, they are too expensive and keep raising their prices! Maybe now that AT&T invaded their cable territory, they will shape up.
HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

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Heaven's Walk said...

Paula - count me in on your wonderful giveaway! I'm keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed! :)

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

Nell said...

I blogged!
http://oldsockfarmer.blogspot.com/2010/07/something-for-everyone.html

oldsockfarm gmail

Janelle said...

Your signs are marvelous. CSN giveaway, count me in. Sure love to win.
Best wishes.
Chanticlear1@gmail.com

Jennai said...

Another entry---I posted this on my blog
http://jennaiscorner.blogspot.com/
HobartsMama {AT} AOL.COM

Kristine Michelle said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog
http://kristysstuff.blogspot.com/p/csn-contests.html
AllMyCrazyCats {at} AOL.COM

Kristine Michelle said...

I've never heard of Fios. We have AT&T UVerse, which is great for internet -- and so far no problems with anything else.
AllMyCrazyCats @ aol.com

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I think I'm too late! But just stopped by and saw this! Great giveaway! ♥