Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Mother's Day Giveaway!

Barstools, colanders, diaper bags, oh my!









What could I ever be talking about? Why, CSN, that's what! Never heard of them? Well, they are a collaboration of over 200 stores, carrying the big {furniture} and the small {cute shoes!} and everything in between! You may think, hmm, sounds overwhelming... but trust me, it's easy to shop and find exactly what you are looking for!!







So my friends, Jason over at CSN has offered a giveaway to the readers of The Ivy Twines!Perfect for that special mama in your life -- or you! A beautiful Le Creuset baking dish ! You not only will receive this 10.5" x 7" dish, but also a bonus 7" x 5" dish! Yay!! You'll have it shipped to your door just in time for Mother's Day!




Leave your email so we can contact you if you win!!




Mandatory Entry:



This one will be easy! Simply leave a comment telling us about an inspiring mom in your life!





Bonus entries:



1. Head over to CSN and pick out another item you like, and come back here and leave a comment!




2. Link to this giveaway through Twitter, Facebook, or any giveaway linky around the blogosphere! (like this linky here) One bonus entry per link shared!









Giveaway will end May 3rd at 11:59 cst. Thanks to Jason and CSN for this awesome giveaway opportunity!





130 comments:

  1. My mom passed away just before Mother's Day last year. Although I miss her alot, she left such an impact on me that it is a part of who I am. Strength, witty, loving, patient (with me its not easy)and long suffering, this woman is/was awesome and I will Always be grateful that she was in my life.

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  2. my mom is very inspiring. she has a kidney disease and must deal with it every day with meds. she's very strong though.

    lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

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  3. I have a friend whose daughter has is severe multiply impaired, yet she still finds time to help with everything. I don't know how she does it, but I really admire her.
    debp
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  4. My mom was a wonderful inspiring person.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I like Sharp R315JS Countertop Microwave in Stainless Steel - R315JS.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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  6. My mom truly makes the house a home. She is always cooking, cleaning or welcoming family and friends into her home. She does recipes from scratch, keeps things spotless and overall is a great person to rely on for anything!

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  7. The Disney lightening mcqueen toddler bed would be awesome for my nephew! Jenprincess88 at aol dot com

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  8. My mom is my best friend and about to become a grandma to my first and only daughter Ana. My mom has gotten me through thick and thin and has been inspiring the whole way. Thanks for the mom's day contest.

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  9. We are in the process of picking a crib for our new baby, and love the:

    Storkcraft Aspen Stages Fixed Side Convertible Crib with Drawer in Cherry - 04588-334

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  10. My mom was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma two years ago. She had to travel to Sanford University Medical Center (from South Dakota) for treatment. She ended up losing the hearing in one ear entirely and still suffers bouts of severe dizziness. While dealing with all of this, one of her kidneys became blocked and she had to have surgery to repair it. Through all of this, she has never complained and is an inspiration. I'm so very grateful that she's my mother! Thanks!

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  11. Another item I'd love from CSN Stores is the Price Pfister Parisa Modern Pull-Out spray Kitchen Faucet!

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  12. I tweeted about this giveaway
    http://twitter.com/sharonjo2/status/12864372836

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  13. My Mom inspires me! She has been a teacher, mom, and friend. She is always encouraging and always supportive!

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  14. My mom is such an amazing example to my sister and I. My grandmother (her mother-in-law) has lived with my parents for 15 years. So, for 15 years my mom has cared for her- taking her to dr. appointments, staying with her when she's in the hospital, cooking all of her meals, anything she needs. I hope to have the opportunity to repay her one day!
    jfreehardt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  15. I'd like to have the OiOi Giraffe Tote Diaper Bag. You can never have too many, right!?
    jfreehardt(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. i look up to my mom so much..she raised 7 daughters very well when her and my dad didn't have much money. i look back and they would do anything for us when we were in school just so we were happy and/or involved in sports/activities. she's also the greatest cook ever! ;-)

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  17. oioi giraffe print diaper tote!

    nina.williams15@gmail.com

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  18. My mom is amazing. She took care of me the whole time I was undergoing treatment for breast cancer
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  19. I love the Rachael Ray Porcelain Enamel 12" Open Skillet
    dmkayes@gmail.com

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  20. This is slightly cliche, but that's OK. My mom totally inspires me. She continues to morphe motherhood to fit with the stage of life her daughters are in and does not try to cling to what motherhood was 5, 10, 20 years ago.
    kelly@ questforrealfood.com

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  21. I like this duvet cover set. http://www.beddingandmore.com/Wildon-Home-300DSRVS-CST4661.html
    kelly@ questforrealfood.com

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  22. My mom is my inspiring mom raising 4 kids all who are well rounded jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  23. I like the Proctor-Silex Sandwich Maker jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  24. My mom is inspiring! Through many many health problems and surgeries, she NEVER complains, though I know she is so tired of being sick! I hope I can be as selfless as her.

    indijone@yahoo.com

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  25. I like the Mulholland Brothers Palm Beach Town Tote in blue!

    indijone at yahoo dot com

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  26. my mom is amazing
    nannypanpan@sbcglobal.net

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  27. i also like their total chef juicin juicer

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  28. My mom is special to me because when I am having a rough day I can just call her and she always knows how to cheer me up.

    uncashbug6 at aol dot com

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  29. I also like the Whitehall Products Rose Hanging Birdbath

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  30. I tweeted: https://twitter.com/jkgorcery/status/12917365749 jk.gorcery@gmail.com

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  31. Not to be cliche but my mom is inspiring. She was a working mom back when that few were; she has survived cancer.

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  32. I like the Weldon Jetson Convertible Sofa on CSN -- a great deal!!

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  33. Here's my tweet: http://twitter.com/prizealert/status/12920343783

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  34. My daughter Jade inspires me! She is a single mother of three, and is such a good mom to them!! She seems so serene and patient and loving with her children, always.

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

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  35. Rectangular Casserole with Lid in Onyx

    rjwhiggins@aol.com

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  36. My grandmother who raised 7 children. aitmama {ta} gmail {tod} com

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  37. Love Le Creuset 6-Quart Stock Pot in Cobalt!

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  38. linked http://justanothernewblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/link-your-giveaways-saturday-424.html

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  39. https://twitter.com/aitmama/status/12923008041

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  40. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/dina.nay?v=wall&story_fbid=116233185066457

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  41. My mom has been pretty inspiring. Growing up she stayed strong with my dad batteling numerous health problems (including esophageal cancer) and now she is batteling her own health issues. She never complains and is always looking for the bright side of things. Growing up she always taught me how fortunate i was for having the little things in life food, a bed, both parents etc.

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  42. I like the Dayva Gas Tiki Heater - DDGTH1

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  43. I like the Dayva Gas Tiki Heater - DDGTH1

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  44. My Mother is an inspiration. She never judges & is always the first to help.

    marypres@gmail.com

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  45. An inspiring mom I knew would've been my grandmom

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  46. My mother-in-law is inspiring. She works 9+ hours a day, takes care of her husband, home, elderly father, granddaughter and so much more. She is the most giving person I know and she never expects to get anything in return. She truly does everything with joy.
    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  47. I like the South Shore Infinity Queen Size Platform Bed with Two Drawers - 3159-217

    kowandamcbride at yahoo dot com

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  48. My wife is the most inspiring. She keeps the whole house happy, fed and with a smile on her face.

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  49. My mother-in-law has been such an inspiration to me. She is the one that encouraged me (by words and by example) to finish school and expect a lot of myself. She's amazing!

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  50. I would love the Zwilling JA Henckels Twin Cusine Special Edition 11 Piece Cutlery Set.

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  51. My mom is so amazing. She is always there for me no matter what and is my best friend. seraphou@aol.com

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  52. An inspiring mom? Mine of course. How could you be so kind and paitent with a child like me?!?!
    jackielikestattoos@yahoo.com

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  53. My mommy of course! She is such a wonderful mom -- and is such a strong Christian woman - I admire her so much!

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  54. I also like the Le Creuset crocks

    contact me at:
    celeste@mail4me.com

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  55. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    I love my mom! I am one of 7 and she loves all very much!

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  56. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    I would like a hammock

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  57. groovers4him@bellsouth.net
    I would like a hammock

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  58. My grandmother is an amazing mother and woman- she lost her own mother to the influenza outbreak in 1912 and has survived breast cancer and near deafness.

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  59. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    I would have to pick my mom. She has raised all 7 of her kids according to the Bible.

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  60. ashley4him@bellsouth.net
    I would like a hammock

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  61. My mom is inspiring because she always has time for me, no matter what. Yet at the same time, she does all kinds of work to help others, like volunteer with inner city kids and habitat for humanity. I hope to be just like her some day.
    thorandellie [at] gmail [dot] com
    Thanks for the chance to win, Ellie

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  62. I'd like to have the Cathys Concepts Breast Cancer Terry Cloth Bath Wrap in Pink
    thorandellie [at] gmail [dot] com
    thanks, ellie

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  63. My grandma lived through the Depression, was an airline stewardess and raised three kids. She maintained a fun attitude through it all and I love her for it.
    bebemiqui82(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  64. My Mama passed away 3 years ago after battling cancer for most of her life. She was always hopeful, always loving, and felt blessed even in the hardest of times. I hope I can be like her as I continue to parent my own children.

    leigh@oncraftcreek.com

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  65. CSN is pretty cool. Fun to be able to find so many stores from one set of links.

    Checking it out let me determine that I could spend thousands of dollars in the blink of an eye at Cookware.com on Le Creuset and All-Clad.

    I Tweeted (@simpleleigh), linked at Facebook, and checked out the website.

    That's +3 contest entries. Winning would totally make my Mother's Day.

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  66. An inspiring mom in my life is my husbands great grandmother Geri Lynn who raised him. She is the most kind hearted lady in the world. She is so patient and loving and always gives the best advice.

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  67. Tweet
    http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/137510233.rss

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  68. I also like Eurostyle Maybelle Aluminum Coat Rack - 38332 / 38336

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  69. My mom was extremely inspiring. She was devoted to her husband ans children. She was honest, forthright and completely trustworthy and although she fought cancer, she was strong and very dignified.

    Needless to say we all adored her.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  70. I'd love an extra large bean bag chair.

    bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  71. My mom inspires me because she is the best mom anyone could ask for. She always makes me feel like I am her favorite but I'm sure both of my siblings would say the same thing if you asked them. She is always supportive, never judgemental and the strongest woman I know.

    dftrew(At)gmail(dot)com

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  72. I like the Rachael Ray Yum-O! Bakeware 7 Piece Bakeware Set

    dftrew(At)gmail(dot)com

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  73. I do have a great mom but I am always encouraged by my best friend who has 4 kids, 6 & under, homeschools and always has a great attitude.

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  74. I could use the Paula Deen Porcelain Nonstick 12 Piece Cookware Set in Charcoal.

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  75. I added your giveaway to my sidebar at www.recipesformoms.com.

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  76. My mom has always been inspiring in some ways, she's strong, has character and stands up for herself.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  77. I like the Rachael Ray Hard Anodized Orange 14-Piece Cookware!

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  78. I tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/daer0n/status/13035953871

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  79. I shared this post on fb.

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  80. I blogged:
    http://ohmygiveaway.blogspot.com/2010/04/csn-stores-giveaway_28.html

    Nury77 at live dot ca

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  81. My mom is so inspiring. Confident and classy and smart and proud of who she is and what she believes in. She's also hot :)
    erica.zimmerman@gmail.com

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  82. I love their down comforters. Sooo cozy!!

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  83. Tweeted: http://twitter.com/lacadazy/status/13037190145

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  84. My adopted Mom is an inspiration to -- she has loved me like her own for 30+ years, giving me the love, guidance, and hope that I needed. I only hope that I can do the same for my kids.

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  85. My mom was the most inspiring mom to me and always will be. She passed away last June quite unexpectedly and it was such a shock. This will be the first Mother's Day without her, but she will always be my inspiration.

    s-tay(at)cox(dot)net

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  86. My Mother has passed away but my husband's mother has become like my own. She took me under her care when i lost my own Mom and helped me weather the storm. She's fantastic.

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  87. I love the hanging Gourmet Pot rack w/ Center bar!

    http://www.allpotracks.com/22XX-Custom-Pot-Rack-5-Options-RR1023.html

    rubymoonstone at gmail dot com

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  88. My grandmother is the inspiring mom in my life - she sacrificed so much for her family to provide them with a great life!

    nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

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  89. I love the Emile Hersch oil bottle!

    nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

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  90. I tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/naddie_t/status/13068862386

    nadia[dot]torrieri[at]gmail[dot]com

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  91. my mom is the best, she does everyting excellent and i wish i was more like her.

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  92. i like the seth thomas aged copper clock

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  93. tweeted

    http://twitter.com/lmurley2000/status/13078259822

    lmurley2000@yahoo.com

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  94. my own Mom is so inspiring! She raised me by herself on a disability pension. She has fibromyalgia so pain was and is a constant part of her life. Yet, she did anything she wanted to do and didn't let on what was going on inside.

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  95. I've always wanted the ceramic knife from them..its good because it doesn't brown your veggies.

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  96. My father just passed away last week after battling three different types of cancers. She was so strong for him and for us. She is amazing.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  97. Like the Easton clock. I try not to watch the time, but I need one out in the front so we can see it when we are outside playing. We have been known to skip a meal or two, miss an appointment or two, and get the boys to bed a little late on more than one occasion.

    gr8kidsgr8fam at yahoo dot com

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  98. My friend B. has a 5-year-old autistic son who's going to be entering kindergarten, and she's had to advocate so vigorously for him with the school district to make sure he's getting the right education for him. I admire her dedication and patience so much - I don't think she's ever once felt sorry for herself or wished her son was any different. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  99. My Mother was always inspiring -- telling us we could do whatever we wanted. Nothing was impossible.
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  100. I would also like this: Reston Lloyd PrepCo Bake Porter Large Baking Sheet - Red
    digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

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  101. My mom is the most inspiring mom/woman in my life! She has always been there for me and my sister and little brothers and our families unconditionally;}
    When I had my son at 28 weeks, she was there everyday with me and him, when I was diagnosed with cancer she was there with me and my son everyday!
    I just hope that I will be half the mom she is!
    Thank you Mom for all that you do!
    chacoyaguayoatyahoodotcom

    Thank you for the opprotunity!

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  102. love the stanley shelter island armoire;}
    chacoyaguayoatyahoodotcom

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  103. My mom, even when she was sick from Lupus when I was small she was still trying to be their for me. Even on the days she did not feel like it.
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  104. Love the Little Tikes water and sand box.
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  105. http://twitter.com/lifesandcastle2/status/13270487395

    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  106. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000161853649&v=wall&story_fbid=113924521978145

    entered link of facebook
    mccullar07@yahoo.com

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  107. I have only one - my dear mom! I love her, she's my best friend
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  108. Victorinox Swiss Army Fibrox 8" Chef's Knife
    june_spirit2628 at hotmail dot com

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  109. Uff da...Just one?! I know so many wonderful, inspiring mothers!! At the top, however, I must put my own mother. She has worked hard all of her life and always puts others first. She is a selfless, silly, outoing, inspiring woman! lisallen33@yahoo.com

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  110. the mom who comes to mind when i think of inspiring is my stepmom. she has four biological kids, some of whom have special needs and are pretty exhausting, but she always has a bit of time and love left to give!

    miriam dot nussbaum at gmail

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  111. miriam dot nussbaum at gmail
    i checked out csn and i like th e
    Progressive International Silicone Baking Mat

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  112. My Mom has had health problems all her life but taught me that you still show up and do what you are supposed to.


    Goodies! Send mine here:
    stephaniesuesansmith@gmail.com
    http://blog.stephaniesuesansmith.com

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  113. My mom inspires me-she is both a breast and skin cancer survivors.She has upbeat, positive spirit.

    aunteegem@yahoo.com

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  114. my mom is very inspiring she has been through a lot but always pushed through and did her best for my brother and i thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  115. The most inspiring women in life was my Mother and she passed away 5 years ago. She taught me right from wrong, how to be a good mom and wife, and to be a loving and compassionate, forgiving woman. I miss her greatly and Mother's Day is bitter sweet for me. My wonderful kids try to make it more special since Mom is gone and I always call my 2 sisters and wish them a Happy Mother's day!
    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  116. I like the majestic pet lounger
    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  117. Christina - xristya@rock.com - My mother is very inspiring! When she was young in Ukraine she was going to the university to study law and coming home on week-ends, and came back one day to find her entire village gone! She became a member of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army and helped save many lives! She is very loyal, patient, and believes in life so much!

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  118. Tweeted
    http://twitter.com/Joanpenfold/status/13321965616
    joan_penfold at yahoo dot com

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  119. My mom is such an inspiring woman. Not only did she raise us more or less on her own after she was divorced, but now she is taking care of my brothers two daughters as well! I hope one day that I can make the impact in my familys lives, as she has on mine.

    vschilke at gmail dot com

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  120. I've been drooling over this :
    Sengware 9" Square Salad Plate in Heaven (Set of 4) on CSN for weeks now

    I may have to cave and order it!

    vschilke at gmail dot com

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  121. love this dish! thanks for the giveaway!

    my mom is inspiring because of her faith! i will always look up to her for that!
    j.
    jmt413@gmail.com

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  122. My mom is my inspiration. As the mother to 13 children (11 adopted) I am amazed at all she has sacrificed for her children. It's beautiful!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  123. I also like the Ju Ju Be Diaper bags at CSN Stores!

    jewelsntreasures (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  124. i love the Le Creuset 10.25" Square Skillet Grill in Cobalt from csn. the color is so vibrant! and who doesn't love a panini!?

    thanks for this giveaway! :)
    j.
    jmt413@gmail.com

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  125. My mom is inspiring because she raised 5 kids, plus worked full time. We always had food on the table and everything we could ask for.

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  126. We have been looking for bunk beds for our new house, this might be the site we buy from! My favorite one was Discovery World Furniture Merlot Twin Over Full Staircase Bunk Bed.

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  127. hope this isn't a dupe - Blogger is acting up.

    My mom, for trying to overcome her childhood and give us the childhood she didn't have

    at gmail: a midg rn

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  128. My mom inspires me to always make my home a peaceful haven for my husband and kids.
    daunfamily@yahoo.com

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  129. Love the sharp countertop microwave
    daunfamily@yahoo.com

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