I don't know if you guys have figured this out yet, but I'm a hideously frugal girl. I love to shop, but only if I'm getting great bargains.
At the same time, I dream of a day when my book deals come through and a mysterious uncle in Switzerland leaves me a cool $3.2 million, and I can just go to Ikea and LAUGH, and then go to a fancy furniture store and buy things that have already been screwed together by other people.
So when I was ready to buy Christmas presents for t.rex and the Biscuit, I went to Kohl's on Black Friday and got everything for 60% off, which is actually more like 20% off reasonable pricing, which is still a great deal. But I do my dream shopping for online toys at CSN's Toys and Games Online.com.
I reserve my biggest SQUEEs for the delicious wooden kitchens, especially this baking set by Le Toy Van. The Biscuit isn't nearly suave or kitchen-oriented enough to merit such an adorable set... so I maybe I could... help her out... pretending to bake cupcakes.
For t.rex, I would love to have a good, old-fashioned set of cardboard blocks like I had as a kid. He would have so much fun knocking them down, and the Biscuit and I would enjoy building things for him to knock down and then pretending he was Godzilla.
But I've prattled on enough.
On to the giveaway!
The lovely folks at www.CSNStores.com have offered to provide a giveaway for you, dear readers, and I have chosen that gorgeous kids' ceramic set by notNeutral pictured above. Mainly because it's the cutest thing I've seen all week that wasn't drooling and attached to my knee. If I won it, which I can't, I would keep it for myself, because my children and husband would just destroy it like the monsters they are. I would eat chocolate pudding out of that adorable cup.
But you guys are probably a lot more giving than I am.
To enter the giveaway:
1. For one entry, visit www.toysandgamesonline.com and share your most coveted toy in the comments.
2. For another entry, mention this giveaway and my blog on Facebook, Twitter, or your blog, and drop a link to that mention in the comments. Well, you'd get an entry for each of those, respectively. And they must be flattering, such that you cannot say "that unrepetant hobag with the chin hair is making me do this, so BLAH".
3. New followers will get another entry.
4. Anyone who is friends with a literary agent or publisher and will pass along my... no, nevermind. That's just too blatant, even for me.
The Random Number Generator will choose the winner one week from today on Tuesday, December 15. I'll announce the winner here and contact you via email, or whatever I can find. Then the nice folks at CSNStores will ship that adorable little set to you, and you will do the happy dance.
So... who wants the cuteness?