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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Headboards

When Julie and I were little, we shared a little bedroom. Our dad, being the handy daddy that he is, built cute little beds for us. He used plywood for the headboards and carved our names into the wood. The beds were small enough to use crib mattresses, so we still had space in our bedroom to play.

When we got a little older, we got to pick out a big bed to share. I remember really wanting a beautiful brass bed with a floral bedspread. That, however, did not happen. Instead, we got a wooden headboard and bed frame. This headboard had a little ledge where you could put things like your rotary phone or alarm clock, and we liked to scoot the mattress a little toward the foot of the bed to make a gap between the headboard and mattress. We would sit on the mattress with our legs hanging under the headboard and pretend it was a desk. There was also a mirror on this headboard, so there was lots of good pretending to be done there. This bed had magnificent Mickey Mouse sheets, which went nicely with our fancy Mickey Mouse lamp. I thought that was pretty special. We took turns making the bed every day, but there are an uneven number of days in the week, which would make for an unfair bed-making schedule. Thus, we got Saturdays off.

After we grew out of that bed, we moved on to individual twin beds with contemporary white metal headboards. We got to pick those out ourselves too. Eventually Julie moved into her own room where the Mickey Mouse bed was, so the twin beds stayed in my room. I rearranged them on occasion, sometimes pushing them together to make one giant bed.

The bedrooms in my house now are fairly small and my furniture is pretty large. My bed has a headboard and a footboard, which are both substantial and take up a lot of space. I have always wanted a bedroom large enough for a sofa, or at least a reading chair. Unfortunately, even if my bed was just normal sized, there still wouldn't be any extra room for ancillary furniture.


If you're in the market for a new headboard, or new bedroom furniture of any kind, check out CSNStores.com. They have over 200 stores that offer lots of unique items for your home and family.

Thanks to CSN Stores, one lucky reader of Lame Adventures will win a $50 gift certificate to any of CSN Stores' online stores. CSN Stores offers everything, including furniture, home decor, housewares, outdoor items, baby and kid stuff, school and office supplies, shoes, bags, luggage, pet supplies, and health and fitness equipment. CSN Stores is a one-stop-shop for just about anything you might need.


To enter: check out CSN Stores' 200+ stores and leave a comment to tell me what item you would use the $50 gift certificate to buy.

For additional entries (leave separate comments for each):

  • become a follower of Lame Adventures
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  • blog about the giveaway; leave a direct link to your post in the comment
The winner will be selected by a random draw. Make sure your comment gives me a way to contact you if you win. If I can't get in touch with you, I'll have to select another winner!

The giveaway ends at 10:00 pm, central time, on Sunday, June 20, 2010.

Due to shipping issues, the giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only.

Nobody paid me to say nice things about CSN Stores, but CSN Stores is giving one of my readers $50 worth of stuff. Lucky readers!

36 comments:

Mami2jcn said...

I would get the Chouquette Brunette Corolle Doll for my daughter.

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bkw1953@hotmail.com said...

I would use the certificate to purchase an assortment of learning resources to help my grandson do better in school.

John, Sarah and Maddie said...

I have my eyes on a new orthopedic pet bed...thanks for a great giveaway!

John, Sarah and Maddie said...

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Katrina said...

I would use it towards a trike for my daughter's birthday or a water table for her.

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Alice said...

I would get a purple plasma car for my daughter.
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Alice said...

I follow your blog.
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Anne said...

I want this!
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Anne said...

I am a follower

Anne said...

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Celeste said...

I'd love to get a new laptop bag!

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Celeste said...

Just became a blog follower :)

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Ashley Bray said...

I would use it to buy a new comforter for the master bedroom.

Ashley Bray said...

I'm a follower.

Jennifer Ladd said...

I would get the Corolle baby doll carrier - my daughter has been wanting one for a while!

Jennifer
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Nelsby said...

Tough decision! I would choose either the Dr. Scholl's Scream sandals in Black or the Dr. Scholl's Original in Taupe Snake.
Thanks!
Aimee
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Nelsby said...

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Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

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Mommy said...

I seriously would love to win this. What would I spend the money on? Now that's a good question, but I have to say...it would be something for ME! I haven't shopped for myself, only myself, and nobody else in, well, 6 years. Yes, something amazing for me! If you choose my name you should contact me at deborahfulton@gmail.com

Thanks friend!!

Deborah

Kelsie said...

I'm a proud follower and love reading about your lame adventures!

Kelsie said...

If I were to win, I'd get this nifty mixer. It was so tough making it through 12 weeks of cake class with out a decent mixer!

http://www.csnstores.com/Hamilton-Beach-64695N-HMB1072.html

Kelsie said...

Oh, and of course I put your give away on my blog!

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Show Me Mama said...

I would love the Emerson Fans Cornerstone Wood Ceiling Fan Blades for 54" Fans - B1
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Show Me Mama said...

I am follower of Lame Adventures

Kristine Michelle said...

I would get the KitchenAid Cookware Gourmet Reserved Hard-Anpdozed 12" Skillet
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Kristine Michelle said...

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Kristine Michelle said...

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Jennai said...

I would get the New Star My First Racer Battery-Powered Ride On Topy in Blue for my son
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Jennai said...

I would get the New Star My First Racer Battery-Powered Ride On Topy in Blue for my son
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Jennai said...

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anewphelps said...

I have a brother who is getting married this fall...He loves to exercise but some of his equipment is worn out. I think he would like these

http://www.csnstores.com/Stamina-05_21P-SSM1086.html?IsReturn=1

mom to 3 princes & 1 princess! said...

I would select a pair of sandals to go with a new dress that I just bought!

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win such a great gift!

Kendra
kelleykp@gmail.com

mom to 3 princes & 1 princess! said...

I'm a follower!!!!!

Kendra
kelleykp@gmail.com

Kim said...

I would love to get a KidKraft Artist Easel!
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SeƱora T said...

I found this cool lamp, I'm not sure $50 would help. It would have to be a really special purchase. http://www.csnstores.com/Deco-Wall-Sconce-Deco-Wall-Sconce-DECO-SCNC-bss1164.html