Monday, January 31, 2011

Thoroughly Modern Me (and a giveaway!)

I love saving money.

All right, I know, it’s impossible to save money when you don’t make any, so let me rephrase.

I love not spending money, because I’m sort of a minimalist. Sort of, because I have a lot of excellent-quality leather and marble furniture built to last (like silicone breasts), but even some of my lovely upholstered chairs have worn out (like their owner) and could be replaced (like my ex).

So when I have to replace things, like furniture, cookware, lamps, and football-team paraphernalia (go, Packers!), I research as if I were looking for a new, revised mate, because when I make my decision, I want to feel satisfaction—deep and for a very long time, so I open my iBook and start yucky shopping.

For those of you who enjoy shopping, let me share with you what my Aunt Shirlee of northern Wisconsin told me after one of her annual New York City shopping excursions. “All of us girls love shopping. You just didn’t get the gene. What a shame.”

Nope. Not my size.

But years ago when I moved from my home office to a downtown spot, I uncovered a space with modern office furniture already there for me to use—and some built-in clientele! Talk about lucky. It would have been weird to see me straddled by my computer on the floor in my office, though not completely out of character.

So I need your input on a question, and CSN Stores will honor one of you for your input with a $35 gift certificate (United States and Canada via a code) to be used toward anything from their more than 200 online stores.

What is the craziest thing you have ever bought online? Comment below by February 13 and pass this offer around!


  1. A year's supply of coconut butter. Yum!

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

  2. Hmm... I would have to say it was a 3rd copy of a book that I had! I had 1 copy, lost it. Then I ordered another, and found my first copy and a mystery 2nd copy! LOL

    Thanks for the chance 2 win the CSN GC!


  3. A old telephone switchboard which wieghed 400 pounds and I had to have it shipped!

  4. I haven't bought anything too crazy...I usually just buy clothes.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  5. I bought 50 bars of glycerin soap just to get free shipping!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    maddiemb {at} comcast (dot) net

  6. Last year, I was using a gift card to an online store and added a spray bottle and spray nozzle to round out the order so I wouldn't lose the last $2--to my surprise, I received a case (24) of each! Now I have to figure out what to do with the other 23!

    eemoody77 at gmail dot com

  7. Spray bottles and nozzles? Give them away as gifts filled with peppermint water to add moisture to plants and home. Place a cool labels on the bottles!

  8. Oops! Auntie goofed. "Place cool labels on the bottles." I didn't have my eye in ; )


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