Monday, June 21, 2010

Beginning of Summer Giveaway… $40 gift!


The lazy days of summer are officially here!!

Yep! June 21st is the official first day of summer and

CSN Stores is sponsoring another Giveaway here at Creative Ambitions.

If you would like to win a $40.00 gift certificate to CSN Stores, then you’ve come to the right place!

Just in case you are not familiar with CSN Stores, here’s a little bit about them:

They have over 200 online stores and carry all types of merchandise!

CSN Stores has everything you need for all your home decorating and remodeling needs!

Are you remodeling your bathroom?  Need a new vanity?

Then just head over to and have a look! You’ll find sinks, faucets, vanities, lighting and accessories.

Here’s a couple of my favorite vanities


Cole and Company Yorkshire 38" 
Vanity - 13.22.275640.26

Cole and Company Yorkshire 38" Vanity


Provence Vanity Set


and vessel sinks…





I want one!!

But, like I said…

there are over 200 stores that carry all types of


from furniture and cookware to handyman


I mean… it’s Crazy!!

Crazy Good! 

Here are some more items they offer:

Blossom Garden Boudoir Pillow


Whimsical Teapots Decorative Wall Clock


Here’s how to enter:

Just answer this question:

Where are you going OR (if your not) where would you like to go OR (if you’ve already been)where did you go…. for summer vacation and why?


One entry per person, please.

PLEASE leave your email address!

Can’t wait to read your answers!


CSN Stores ships to U.S. and Canada ONLY.

$40.00 has to include shipping… anything beyond the $40.00 amount is the responsibility of winner/buyer.

Jessica from CSN will contact the winner via email with your promotion code.

Contest ends June 29th at 9:00 p.m. (EST time) and winner will be announced June 30th.


32 entries.


Thanks for entering!!


  1. I am going to The Outer Banks again this year with my husband and his family! Its a nice vacation, but i would love to go somewhere exotic with just the two of us!! :)
    jenn14_85 at yahoo dot com

  2. We aren't going anywhere this year. We usually rent a beach house in San Diego for a week every summer, but this year we can't. I wish we could go~it's so much fun to just relax with the whole family.

  3. got a couple small trips to some little bed and breakfasts and go antiquing.

    Did you notice Better Homes and Gardens featured the owner's home, of this company.

  4. We are running over to Branson, Missouri for a week. Lots of stuff to do. Close to home. We usu. go to Chicago to visit relatives and hang out at their lake house, but 10 hour drive just didn't sound fun this year. Would love to go to Santa Fe again.

  5. We are going to Gatlinburg for the fourth of July! We always have a blast there! They do a parade at 12:00 am on July 3rd night to bring in the 4th! It's so much fun!
    allthatglitters2009 at yahoo dot com

  6. We're not going anywhere this year but would love to go to Gatlinburg again,, we did that a few years ago. Its beautiful.

  7. We are going to Disney world this summer!!

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  8. We are spending a week in Branson, MO.

  9. I went up in the mountains at Snowbird UT. It's a ski/summer resort!

    congrads. I just named you a blog to watch at Grab that button to display on your blog. Your button will be on my sidebar for about a week! You are amazing and this blog is a great source of eye candy and inspiration!

  10. Aren't the CSN folks just so generous? They just contacted me to have another giveaway, so I hope you'll enter once I post it.

    Hmmmm, let's see....well, we're headed up to Portland Oregon to visit my in-laws this Summer. That's always fun! :-)


  11. Thanks for hosting a giveaway!! : )

    I am from the Dallas area. I just went on a family vacation to Galveston, and in July I will be going to Boston with my church and San Fransisco with some friends. I am a teacher, so I am lucky to have the summer off!!

    Visit me at

  12. Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway. I like your entry criteria too.
    My vacation is this week, and I'm staying home to work on building an outdoor kitchen for my hubby. It's not going as well as I would have liked though.
    Still beats going away! 9 whole days of project time!

  13. What a great giveaway. I am visiting you from Someday Crafts, I saw your link there. My dream trip is to go to Greece, but my family will probably end up in South Carolina :) We usually go every year.

  14. We took a trip to Florida for a wedding and made a surprise stop at Seaworld on the way. My 5 year old was so excited because she had been wanting to the "the orcas" for a long time. Thanks for the giveaway!

  15. We're taking lots of weekend mini trips this Summer and we're having guests on and off most of the Summer. THanks for the giveaway.

  16. We just got back from a two week trip to Vancouver Island and the Washington Coast. Had a great time and so relaxing. sign me up for your give away the pillows are wonderful!

  17. We are going to San Diego for a 4-day vacation in July.
    We've got an ocean view suite the entire's going to be a blast!
    No fixing meals for 4 luxurious days!


  18. I'm going nowhere, but I WISH I was going to the Oregon coast, or Seattle. Or Philadelphia. Or anywhere. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  19. I would love to go to Maine! Just always wanted to go!

  20. We just came back from a trip to Tennessee. Nashville is still trying to get cleaned up from the flood- Went there most of all for a Cross Style Conference but snuck in a few sights while we were there!

  21. We're not going anywhere, but I wish we were going somewhere cold because it's tooooooooooo hot here. I heard it's winter in Australia this time of year...

  22. K~
    I went home to Florida.. the Gulf Coast..Panama City to be exact. I am a native Floridian, born and raised in Pensacola.
    The beach has always been an important part of my a kid, frolicking there was simply the summery thing to do. It offered free entertainment for at night, camping under the stars.. the same held true as a young newlywed, and later as a mom..the beach was there..always has was a place where I cried for heartbreaks..or rejoiced at joys in my life..I've watched many sunrises and sunsets from there..the beach is my soul..
    when the oil spill occurred on April 20, I knew in my heart, my life would forever be changed..for 60+ years I have known nothing but pristine emerald waters and sugary white sands,,Even when hurricanes ravaged the coast,eventually nature took it's course and vegetation returned..but with this oil creeping ever closer, I knew the coast would never return to normal..environmentally or economically..not in my lifetime if ever.
    my trip was to visit the beach one last time,before the oil actually started coming ashore;.. to drink in the fresh clean salt air..immerse my body in the emerald waters..and say a prayer of thanks for having been allowed all those years of pure enjoyment of such a pristine paradise..I made many for my memory books while imprinting the very essence of beachyness in my mind and soul..I close my eyes and remember.. while Barbara sings "The Way We Were"..

  23. we are planning on staying local but going camping! very excited since we have small kids, we haven't been in years!
    annemolino at hotmail dot com

  24. We went to Disneyland because my kids love it.

    kirkandalice (at) gmail (dot) com

  25. Camping is definitely our favorite thing to do in summer!
    peterfocy at yahoo dot com

  26. We are going to a family members beach house in Canada in a few weeks!

  27. Since i own a place at the beach...we take mini vac's all yr long............ty for the chance to win a great giveaway

  28. Well, my youngest son is going to college in FL. so we will be driving him in August. So, since we be driving we are going to take 2 weeks and take are time and see the FL.

  29. I would like to go to Hawaii. I was there several years ago and love it, especially Kona. Don't like Oahu, but love Kona and Kauai
    Pudyqat2 @

  30. Hi Kendra, We aren't really going anywhere other than visiting family. Does that count as vacation? Hmmm....
    Thanks for having the giveaway!

  31. We are going on a couple long camping trips this summer. Hiking, swimming, etc. Fun!

  32. I am not going on vacation this year but back in 2002, hubby and I took a trip to North Carolina to visit friends that I met online. We stayed at their place for a week and had a wonderful time. First time I ever swam in the ocean. I'd love to go back there again.


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