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Sunday, January 30, 2011

TV time


If you do not have a build in Entertainment system, deliberating where to put the TV and what to place it on can be daunting. 20 years ago I worked in retail and there were not many options when it came to TV stands - there were console TVs (now obsolete), and basic stands (I remember 2 companies mass produced these and there were not too many other options). Today the selection of TV stands is quite impressive.

If you are having a hard time selecing the perfect area to place your TV, consider a corner TV stand; This neatly fits into the corner of your room and allows for more wall room for other items such as a bed, a couch, a bookshelf, etc. This is also a great option for those living in small quarters - a first home or apartment can benefit from space saving furniture!

If you have more room and are looking for something a little larger, an entertainment system may be the best option for you. Besides featuring your TV beautifully, entertainment systems offer plenty of storage and areas for your other electronics, including gaming systems, stereo systems and accessories.

I remember in college, an old boyfriend had a Entertainment system made out of cylinder blocks and wood planks. It looked very "cool" at the time, but I am sure at this point in his life he has a proper entertainment system. In our house we have a built in TV stand downstairs but are in the market for a new one upstairs. Long story, but the one upstairs was broken by my teen. I have been browsing the numerous items at AllTVStands.com, a CSN store, and am impressed as always by the vast selection.

As a CSN preferred blogger, I have an ongoing partnership with CSN stores. I did not receive compensation for this post but regularly receive incentives for myself or my readers, which are also disclosed at the time of posting. For more information on this blog and my posting practices, please refer to the disclosure policy below.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Self-Indulgence

Just a little A lot about me....

I LOVE
  • 4 8 15 16 23 42
  • 60's, 70's and 80's music
  • 80's clothes
  • 80's movies
  • Abbott's custard
  • Actresses Amy Adams, Angelina Jolie, Bryce Dallas Howard, Charlize Theron, Claire Danies, Helena Bonham Carter, Julia Roberts, Keira Knightly, Maggie Smith, Natalie Portman, Rachel Weisz, Scarlett Johansson
  • Actors Clive Open, Colin Firth, Don Cheadle, Forest Whittaker, Hugh Grant, Hugh Laurie, Jouquin Phoenix, Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Matthew Goode, Paul Giamatti, Samuel L. Jackson, Steve Buscemi,
  • alternative music
  • art
  • artists
  • Bath and Body Works
  • beadwork
  • being an American
  • black and white photographs
  • British actors
  • brownies
  • Chicken French
  • cheese
  • chocolate
  • Christmas
  • classic rock
  • College friends
  • crime dramas
  • coffee table books
  • crock pot
  • democracy
  • dramas
  • drawing
  • Dr. Gregory House
  • Eggplant Parm
  • entering giveaways
  • ETSY
  • family
  • folk music
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Friends
  • Fringe
  • games
  • garage sales
  • Girl Scout cookies
  • glasswork
  • Glee
  • going home
  • Google
  • gourmet food
  • green
  • handmade crafts
  • Harry Potter
  • IMDB
  • iphone
  • Italian cookies
  • Italian wedding soup
  • Indie Films
  • Kindle
  • Lady GaGa
  • literary fiction
  • LOST
  • love
  • Madonna
  • Malbec
  • Merlot
  • Michael’s
  • MiMi's cafĂ©
  • movies by M. Night Shyamalan
  • my children
  • my family
  • my job
  • Neil Diamond
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • open minded people
  • Pacific Northwest
  • pastries
  • pasta
  • PBS
  • peace
  • Pontillo's pizza
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • puzzles
  • quirky films
  • reading
  • Reality TV
  • red wine
  • scarves
  • Sci Fi
  • Shiraz
  • Sliders
  • Social Distortion
  • sponge candy
  • stupid comedies
  • Sushi
  • Thai Food
  • The Beatles
  • The Brook House
  • The Discovery Channel
  • The English Patient
  • The Event
  • The History Channel
  • The Matrix Trilogy
  • The Time Traveler’s Wife
  • The Truman Show
  • Twilight
  • Twitter
  • vintage finds
  • wildflowers
  • WWII books and dramas
  • Yogi Tea

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Lazy Blogger....Giveaway Winners, New Giveaway coming, Work and Home

It is already the middle of January and I have been horribly lax about keeping up with my blog. It is time to get moving again. I think I was a little burnt out - with most of my TV shows still on hiatus, I have been taking advantage of the time to squeeze in some reading and making jewelry.

I contacted Tamara B, the Mrs. Butterworth winner (comment #4) and Emmy Coffee (comment #17), the very lucky PopArt Pixies giveaway winner! Congrats ladies :)
It is January so a lot of people are interested in a fresh start, including new health and fitness goals. To commemorate new beginnings and a healthier you, I have a fun Progresso fitness oriented Giveaway coming up. I also will be sharing more information on our Crayola NYC trip as promised.

A quick update on our hectic lives. I am the cookie mom for Miss E.'s Girl Scout Troop so my guess is that I will be consumed with that and with work for the next few weeks. I have taken on new responsibilities with my role and there is a small learning curve, which I am trying to balance with my other responsibilities.

The girls are finally helping out more at home (with a little lot of cajoling). That really does somewhat lessen the burden, even if I have to repetitively ask. Miss N. switched from gymnastics to dance and Miss C. is very involved with GSA (Gay Student Alliance), hip hop and her friends. Between all three girls I feel like a taxi service between after school activities, extra-curricular activities, sleepovers, "mall-drops" etc.,

At home my primary goal is to get our puppy to stop chewing everything up - he even chewed up a pocket mirror! The kids are SLOWLY learning not to leave their items out and to instead leave their possessions in their rooms and then close the door. So far the puppy has destroyed 2 Nintendo DS games, lip glosses, pens, all my throw pillows, a good number of stuffed animals, my best pair of shoes, Miss E.'s new Shel Silverstein book and both rugs in the living room and dining room. I am sure I am forgetting at least a hundred other items. He even chewed the tags off of his collar. How I do not know, but he managed to do so. In addition to eating everything, he is still marking his territory around the house. We will be cleaning the carpets (again) this weekend; this time the upstairs. We have beautiful freshly painted walls but I refuse to purchase anything to decorate with until he stops shredding everything with his teeth.

I should be posting more this weekend so check back.

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