Saturday, April 24, 2010

My First Giveaway! Eco-Friendly Products from CLOSED

Hello Optimists,

All of this talk about going green has really inspired me to revamp my every day routine and really consider the impact I'm making on the environment. I try to recycle products and take shorter showers, turn off all of my lights when I don't need them and try to ween myself from buying bottled water, but I think one area of improvement I can use is in my apartment. I'll be moving into a new place soon, so I thought what better time than now to make my new place eco-friendly? Plus, I'm always up for some shopping and redecorating!

My schedule has been pretty packed lately so I've relied on online shopping for most of my purchases. It's quick, easy, and sure beats walking to the car with 50 pounds of bags! One site that I've been visiting quite frequently is It's pretty much a one stop shop for everything...they have over 200 different websites where I can shop for anything- from furniture to lighting and even cookware. What's so great is that you can click the "Go Green" icon to categorize how you shop and narrow your search down to Energy Star appliances, eco-friendly products, or LED lighting. I found this really awesome Calla Lily Landscape lamp that I think would be a great addition to my little outdoors space and not only is it super cute, but it's solar powered!  

Calla Lily Landscape Lamp

Another great room where I could make my apartment eco-friendly is in the kitchen. I came across through the CSN home page and found a lot of great items I'd love to add to my kitchen, especially bamboo products. I found this great eco-friendly Bamboo cutting board that will be the perfect way to start "greening-over" my kitchen.

Totally Bamboo African Zambia Cutting Board

I really liked the idea of using bamboo products so I continued my search on and found another great piece that would go really great with my new cutting board, a bamboo bowl. See what you think!

9" Bamboo Bowl

Ah, I just love shopping. And all of these eco-friendly items will look so great in my new apartment! Who said you can't go green and still be stylish??

Giveaway: My friends at the CSN stores have graciously offered a chance for one of my readers to win the Calla Lily Landscape lampBamboo cutting board, or bamboo bowl. It's open to all of my U.S. and Canadian Optimists.

To enter: Follow my through Google Friend Connect or Blogger. Then just leave me a comment with which item you would most like to win (but you can always change your mind if you win) AND visit or and let me know of another product you would like! Don't forget to leave me your email address so I can contact you if you win! 

This giveaway will end on Saturday, May 1st at 10 pm (EST). I will then choose the winner with and will notify the lucky optimist via email. Oh, and remember that you must respond within 48 hours or I'll have to pick a new winner!

Just FYI, I was not given any compensation for this post...I was given the opportunity to share this great deal with my optimists, and I took it! : )

Keep Smiling,


  1. So exciting - your first giveaway!! Thanks for hosting it :-).

    If I won, I'd like to get the Totally Bamboo African Zambia Cutting Board. It looks fabulous :-).

  2. Cute! I'm a follower and I would love the cutting board.

    I also loved the Reston Lloyd Calypso Basics 4 Piece Utensil Set with Jar in Pink :)

  3. I would love to win the Bamboo Cutting Board! Looking through I fell in love with the Black Powell Color Story Butcher Block Kitchen Island-soo nice!

    Elaine R

  4. I am a follower.

    I think all three are just lovely, but that bamboo bowl is totally awesome! It would look so great with my decor.

    From, I also love the Le Creuset round French Oven in Caribbean blue.

  5. Congrats on your first giveaway!!! I am a follower and I would love the Lamp!!!

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  6. Oops I forgot to say what else I liked from their shop!!

    I love the Hearthware NuWave Oven: Pro Digital Black with Extender Ring

    sarahcoulsey03 at gmail dot com

  7. Love giveaways!!!! So excited...
    If I win, I'd like the lamp. So pretty and would be perfect by the pool.... <3


  8. If I won I'd pick the Totally Bamboo African Zambia Cutting Board! I also like that they carry Le Creuset items. The Le Creuset 6-Quart Stock Pot in Black Onyx is something I'd love to buy one day!

    Congrats on your first giveaway!

  9. I love the Rachael Ray Yum-O! Bakeware 7 Piece Bakeware Set from and if I'm the winner I would choose the cutting board. I'm a new follower


  10. What a great contest! I am a new follower, and I would LOVE to win this lamp, it is so cute and I am very eco-friendly! :)

    I went to the and love their chandelier I found at

  11. I'd love to win the Calla Lily Landscape Lamp, it looks so cool!

    The Futura One Light Bedside Reading Wall Lamp in Steel looks super-awesome and convenient too!


  12. I am a follower and I would love to win the cutting board. Something else I would like is the Rachel Ray cookware...all of it lol.
    mommy2blaze (at) gmail (dot) com

  13. I'm a follower and if I won I would choose the Calla Lily Landscape Lamp its so pretty! I also love CSN's
    Minka Lavery - 971-138 - Aspen Small One Light Wall Sconce in Aspen Bronze

  14. Great choices!

    Without a second thought I would choose the lamp. I like the eco-friendliness of it and its design. Great product and quite useful!!

    Crossing fingers to win!!

    Just became a follower. =)


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