-My parents & in-laws who were quick with the financial help while we were immersed in the 2009 Construction-n-Major-Life-Upheaval Rodeo ... my mother, who flew 1000 miles to help me paint my house ... my BF, who rolled up her sleeves and helped me move furniture, paint, put away laundry, and anything else that needed doing during the months of renovation ... a friend who took the time to make sure the treats she was sending in to school for her son's birthday were safe for Bear's nut allergies ... the bloggers and blog readers, whose writing/comments and friendship has come to be an important part of my life. The list goes on and on.
So when I was contacted by an internet company this week and asked to host either a giveaway or choose a free item do a review on this blog, it was a no-brainer for two reasons:
1. I can't repay most of what I've been given in kind,
so why not pay it forward?
2. Review blogs bore me.
(Just to be clear, though, if this company had offered me shoes or a trip to Italy? You'd totally be reading a review blog right now).
The company that's hosting the giveaway has a ton of sites, carrying everything from kids beds, to bar stools, to cookware. I've spent quite a bit of time poking around on their websites, and frankly, they carry some version of just about anything I could think to type into the "search" box. And believe me, I can think of some pretty random things.
The winner gets to pick an item up to $75 (must include shipping) from any of their websites. Here's a sampling of some of the things I'd be likely to pick:
1. The Eurostyle Maybelle Aluminum Coat Rack, $67.95 + free shipping.
I can't say that I really need a coat rack, but I think this one is really cool and sculptural looking. I also think that I would need to buy a fabulous new coat to hang on it to make it look complete.
2.The Le Creuset Zen Teakettle in "Caribbean", $59.95 with free shipping.
It speaks to me. It says, "Put me on your stove where I will look pretty and make you tea."
3. WHOA. This company has a SHOE WEBSITE? This is seriously testing my whole kindly pay-it-forward philosophy. Here's what I would have picked (IF I were a selfish bitch, which I'm not. Usually.)
The Azura Tobago Thong Sandal in Brown, $71.00 + free shipping:
To Enter: Leave a comment in the comment section telling me what you would buy with a $75 credit!
I'll be choosing a winner at random. Check back Friday morning to see if it's you!