Thank you to everyone who enter my CSN giveaway! Congratulations to the winner, Amy from The Nifty Foodie!
Amy, email me so I can get all your info for the prize :) and everyone else, go over and check out Amy’s blog for some tasty recipes.
If you read my blog (thank you) you probably like food about as much as I do… specifically baked goods. Am I right? Well, here is a chance to get freshly baked, baked goods delivered right to your front door. #OperationLayla is hosting a bake sale right now!
I’m donating Chocolate Covered Rice Cereal Bars, gluten free - of course. However, since I’m in the middle of finals right now, I wasn’t able to make them this weekend and take a picture for the website… so I drew one.
Mmmmm, don’t THOSE look tasty? The upside is these will be extra fresh when I mail them out :)
1 – Mandatory comment below on what you’d spend your gift certificate on, if you won.
2 - Tweet about this offer (with a link) and then post a comment about it including your Twitter user name. Something like "I just entered to win a $50 gift certificate to @CSNStores from @FrenchieBirdie. http://tinyurl.com/4gcdpw6 #winning"
1 - US and Canada residents only (sorry, but it's not up to me. CSN delivers only to US and Canada)
2 – The last day to enter is Thurday, March 24th @5pm PST.
3 – As always I use Random.org to select the winner and I’ll post the winner on Friday, March 25th.
Have you heard of Joss & Main? It’s a sale site (like Rue La La and One Kings Lane) but this one is a sister site CSN! They have sales on things up to 70% off (lasting 72 hours). I’ve been a member for over a month now and they have some pretty great sales!
Like the other sites you need an invite to join, so here’s the link to mine :)
** This gift certificate will not include shipping costs, however there are items on all of their sites that offer free shipping with purchase.
Fortunately, she was able to get on her husband’s insurance, which went into effect on February 1st. As soon as she could, Layla scheduled surgery for March 22nd. Then her insurance company dropped a bomb: because she had gone to the doctor (even as a self pay patient) within a three month period prior to her enrollment date, they were considering her health issues to be a pre-existing condition, and would not insure any doctor visits, medication, or surgery for them for 388 days.
388 days is a long time to wait when you are in near constant pain and can’t work. The sooner Layla can have this surgery, the sooner she can return to work (hopefully with a nicer company!) and start living her life again. Her doctor has been nice enough to work out a deal with her, decreasing the amount of her surgery to $4,000, the cost of the anesthesia to $500, with additional fees for biopsies of removed tissue to be determined, if Layla can pay as a cash patient.
The problem is, Layla is unemployed due to this, has used her savings to pay for living expenses and medical bills, and has been denied loans for the surgery because of her unemployment status. She does not have a close family, so she can’t ask them for help. Surgery is scheduled for March 22nd, and Layla and her husband are still trying to secure a loan through several banks.
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I wasn’t a Bee yet, when this series started, but I planned on applying and hoped they would bring it back because I really wanted to participate. I don’t even have any fun secret-y type things to tell you all. Seriously, I sat in front my computer screen for awhile trying to think of funny or interesting thing about me and this is all I could think of… I need to get out more.
1 – When I find an article of clothing I really like I buy a bunch of them and wear the crap out of it. In college it was overalls (What? It was technically still the 90’s), after that hoodies, and now cardigans. I’ve also recently re-discovered tights, so if Spring doesn’t happen soon, I may have another addiction on my hands.
2 – When I see a street with my name on it, I insist on taking my picture with the sign.
The picture on the left was taken about 5 years ago on a girls trip to Napa for a good friends Bachelorette party. I was the DD that afternoon, so when I saw the street sign, I pulled the SUV over and made my drunk friends take my picture. I believe there is also a video of me jumping up and down, yelling “It’s my street! It’s my street!” The picture on the left was taken a few months ago in San Diego. Mr Frenchie and I were driving around neighborhoods so see which ones we’d live in & I spotted this sign when we stopped for lunch. We got several really weird looks as I was posing on the street corner.
*Note: In the picture on the left I’m wearing a hoodie (my favorite one) and in the picture on the right I’m wearing a cardigan… I own that one in 3 different colors.
3 – I am OBSESSED with the television show Friends. I have every episode on DVD, thanks to Mr Frenchie who gave them to me for our first Christmas. Pretty much everything in life reminds me of an episode of Friends. For example, I cannot hear about Yemen without thinking of the time Chandler pretended to move to Yemen to get away from Janice.