September 18, 2010

CSN Stores Review

If you are a reader of blogs, I'm sure you have heard of CSN Stores. There are reviews and giveaways for CSN all over the internet! If you haven't yet, you've got to visit their website. They have over 200 stores that you can browse if you're in the market for a new coffee table, cookware, luggage, shoes or just about anything you might need!

I'm excited to be able to review my experience with CSN stores in the near future. I've spent more hours than I care to admit, trying to find exactly what I want to review. So many great possibilities!

I hope you will stay tuned, to see what I picked! Until then, go to CSN stores and see all that they have to offer!

September 16, 2010

Chocoholic and $150 Visa Gift Card Giveaway! Ends 10/10/10

This is sponsored content from BlogHer and The Laughing Cow.

Hello. My name is Melody....and I'm a chocoholic.

I love it! I must have it! I think I married my husband because he told me he was from Hershey, PA! (And yes, you can smell the chocolate when driving through the town).

Just like any other addict, sometimes I make a mighty effort to get off the stuff.

One particular time I was actually effective. I was trying to help my friend quit smoking. I told her that I had never been addicted to alcohol or tobacco, but that I was most definitely addicted to chocolate. I told her that while she was staying away from cigarettes, I would cut the chocolate out as well. We could help each other.

I remember very well the first few days without chocolate. I was, in a word, irritated, but then I calmed down and accepted my new sense of control. When I was offered chocolate ice cream, candies or desserts, I explained my pact and no one was offended.

The best thing was that I didn't swear off all sweets, just chocolate and I still ended up slowly and painlessly losing weight. I didn't have a scale, but I could just tell by the way my clothes fit. I lived in Malta at that time and walked everywhere, so that helped too.

In short, it was a good experience but if you have seen my main blog, Cheat Day Cafe, you will see that I am back on chocolate as one of my main food groups. What can I say...I'm weak AND I live in the most famous chocolate town in America! A woman can handle only so much!

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