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Monday, January 11, 2010

Something new for me, something new for you!

***This Giveaway is now CLOSED!***

Mr.Pate and I spent the weekend playing "rearrange the living room" because...we finally took the plunge and bought a new couch (pictures coming)! Yay! We had been shopping around for a long time trying to decide what to buy. I spent alot of time online looking around for Living Room Furniture, trying to learn what a good price would be etc. In the end, we finally decided on a leather sectional that we got a fabulous price on! So, something new for me!

But now that we have it home and have completely rearranged our living room, I am realizing that I am going to need a few new pieces of home decor to make the room complete. So it is back to shopping online for me!

But I titled this post something new for me AND something new for you. That's because the fabulous folks at CSN Stores are graciously giving you a new piece of home decor! Yep, it's my first giveaway here at Patelife, and I am super excited for one of you to get these cute removable chalkboard wall decals from AllModern.com:


They are removable, so even those of you in apartments or dorms can enjoy them. There are four panels, which are cuttable, so really the possibilities are endless! I personally would love to use them in the kitchen, writing my meal plans for the week. I also like the picture above of it being used in an office. Those of you with kids, you could put one or two on their level and let them 'play school'.

Giveaway Details:
  • PRIZE:
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post with the words “Chalk it up!"
  • BONUS QUESTION: In a separate comment, share how you would use these cute wall decals.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Thursday, January 14th at 8am CST
  • NUMBER OF WINNERS: One
  • PRIZE SHIPS: All 50 United States and Canada
  • USUAL STUFF: One entry per e-mail address is permitted. The winner will be selected using random.org and announced on Friday. Good luck!


155 comments:

  1. Hmm... there are so many good ways to use these but I would say in the kitchen. It would be nice to have them nearby to write menu plans, grocery lists, recipes, etc.

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  2. So my first comment didn't show up... so CHALK IT UP! :) Sabrina- this is a crazy good giveaway!

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  3. Those are so cute! We are turning our garage into a schoolroom/playroom, so I'd put them in there!

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  4. chalk it up! :-)
    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd.com

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  5. i would give these to my sil who is a teacher :-)

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

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  6. you have a giveaway on your blog?! thats crazy and awesome! I'm so proud of you! hehe. is that silly im proud of you?! CHalk it up!

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  7. I would put these on the wall of the school room. (We homeschool.) What a great idea!

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  8. How cool would these look in my girlies playroom :)

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  9. oh yea, and I would totally use this in my office....or maybe even in the master bath and write different messages just for me and erik. not like naughty, get your head out of the gutter. but like sweet notes back and forth!

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  10. I would use these in my kitchen, and maybe my office and laundry room too...oh the possibilities!

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  11. chalk it up!
    thanks for offering this contest!
    annie m

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  12. Chalk it up! I would definitely use one at my desk in the kitchen....command central. Then I would put one up outside the door of each of my kids bedrooms, so I could leave them messages each morning before I leave for work (Since I leave at 5 am before they get up) and they could leave me messages before they go to bed (since they stay up much later that I do)

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  13. I didn't have any purpose in mind until I got to the part in your post where you said you'd like to use them in the kitchen for meal plans, and I think that's a fabulous idea, that i'd LOVE to do! Maybe one out in the open to doodle on, then more on the inside of cabinet doors (so I can keep up with my meal plans, but guests don't have to look at my messy handwriting!). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. I agree with earlier comments that these would be awesome for the kitchen for recipes and notes. I also have a one year old that will be "drawing" soon, she would love.

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  15. CHALK IT UP!

    I'd have to say the kitchen for me as well. Those look fun{{good vibes}} Thanks for the contest!

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  16. Now for the fun part... dreaming about what I would do with it if I won... I could see using it in my craft room or my husband's home office... but honestly I have an even better idea... I know a family with 10 children and they homeschool... I think this would be perfect for them... so if I win... they will be getting it :-)

    Thanks so much for this great opportunity!
    Elizabeth

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  17. Chalk it up!
    beckylanier at yahoo dot com

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  18. I want to homeschool my kids, so this would be a great addition to our "classroom".

    beckylanier1 at gmail dot com

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  19. I would love to get these decals! I'm in an apartment right now and I keep thinking I need some kind of message board. I would use it for to do lists, menus, shopping lists or reminders!

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  20. I would love to use these in my boys play room!

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  21. Chalk it Up!!

    I would love to use these over my kids coat hooks for their daily reminders of things to do. What a great product!!

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  22. I would use this in my son's room.

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  23. love these!! I could think of about 5 places I would like them but maybe the kitchen and if we end up homeschooling in the fall they will definitely come in handy for that as well! Thanks!

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  24. I would use these to plan meals and decorate our home. :D

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  25. Chalk it up!

    I have two ideas on how to use this. 1) Use it to help teach my little guy his letters or 2) help me keep a menu and weekly schedule to help me keep my sanity! :) Great giveaway!

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  26. I wld love to use this in the kitchen, or for the 3 boys!! Hard to decide:)

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  27. I will put on my refrigetor or kitchen wall for my kids to play :)

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  28. Chalk it up! I would use this in my kids room. I am making their room a "craft" inspired room decorated around things that they have made so it would fit in perfectly.

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  29. I would use this in my son, Samuel's room. He would have soooo much fun drawing on it, instead of the walls!

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  30. I would use this in my homeschool room!

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  31. I would use this in the kitchen, probably for similar things...meals plans, grocery lists. I would use other panels for my boys to use; hopefully they would be able to contain the chalk to the chalkboard :)

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  32. Chalk it up!

    Christine
    dazed1821@aol.com

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  33. I would use this in the kitchen. It could be utilized for the kids to work on spelling words or for grocery lists. It definitely would be utilized in the kitchen I've pegged that much down ;)

    Christine
    dazed1821@aol.com

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  34. I would use these in my toddler's room.

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  35. Chalk it up!

    scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  36. I would use these near my front door to remember things and plan meals! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  37. We are homeschoolers. Having a chalkboard that we could move around would be fabulous!

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  38. I would use this in my mudroom-utility room right off the garage. These would be GREAT at writing notes to my 3 boys - or husband each day. As well as daily reminders or Bible verses! <3

    Thanks for considering me! :)

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  39. I would either use them in my classroom for my kiddos to practice their writing/math skills on or just for a break to draw on or at home in my living room/kitchen for reminder of grocery lists, to do lists, etc. :)

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  40. I have two little picassos at home that have used my walls as their canvas. I just painted the entire house over the New Year holiday so I would use these in their room so they can draw as much as they want on them.

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  41. Chalk it up!

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  42. I'd put this in my little boys' room and let them draw on it!

    ms0812(at)zoominternet(dot)net

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  43. chalk it up. What great wall art

    Sallycoupons@yahoo . com

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  44. I would use them as changeable wall art for my daughter to draw on, a place to keep new recipes and things for me to try, and a "honey-do" list for my husband

    sallycoupons@ yahoo . com

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  45. I think these would go in our dining area which always seems to be the place to make lists and write notes.
    a_heart4home[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  46. i would use them in the kitchen for meals and/or at the computer as a calender of events. ooooo, or as a grocery list!

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  47. In theory I would use this in my kitchen for our family calendar, meal plan, grocery list etc. But in truth - I am sure this would become a doodle board for my 7 year old peanut. And I can live with that - her drawings are sometimes hilarious!!

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  48. Chalk it up!! This would be great for the kids!

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  49. Chalk it up!!!
    I'd use them in our Youth House at church

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  50. I was going to say that I would put them in my son's room, but that calendar idea is so darn cute I think I might do that instead!

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  51. I would use these either in my homeschool, or for menu planning in my kitchen! CUTE!!!

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  52. I would use the decals in our entry-way to greet us or guests with fun messages or seasonal artwork.

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  53. Chalk it up! What a great idea....each of my three kids would get a decal in their bedroom and last decal would go in the kitchen. Great for To-Do Lists, dinner requests, and quick personal notes to my kids.

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  54. Chalk it up!

    goobler08@hotmail.com

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  55. Removeable chalkboard decals! What a fabulous idea! CHALK IT UP!
    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  56. I would put these decals in my hallway to write reminders, shopping lists, to-do lists, etc!

    goobler08@hotmail.com

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  57. We would use them to leave notes to each other - we're living with my parents and with 6 adults in the house, there are always people coming and going. I would probably also put one down low for my two year old to play with - as long as I can make him understand not to color on ANY wall.
    augustgirl01 (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  58. I would put at least on in my pantry for a shopping list. My kids would love them in their rooms!

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  59. I'd love to use these chalk boards in my hallway to organize my kids lives!

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  60. i would probably put them in the kitchen/dining room for menu planning and schedule planning too! :)

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  61. I would love to be able to chalk it up!!!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  62. I would love to use one in my kitchen for grocery lists and meal planning. And a few others downstairs in my sons play area! He would LOVE it!

    gitrecca at gmail dot com

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  63. Thank you this is great!

    Ann

    anncsu.biz at gmail dot com

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  64. I can use it for homeschooling time!

    Ann
    anncsu.biz at gmail dot com

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  65. I would use this as a work order site for our sign shop.
    Have a fabulous day!

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  66. I would love to use this as my calendar in my office!

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  67. I have a big blank wall in my family room that is just screaming for these to come rescue it and put it out of it's boring misery!

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  68. Look how popular your blog is! There really aren't many options for these in my teeny-tiny apartment, so I'd go with kitchen.

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  69. I envision using the chalkboard wall decals in my sewing area to draw out quilt patterns. If not, definitely in the kitchen for menu planning & reminders for the day.

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  70. CHALK IT UP!!! This would be PERFECT for our homeschooling activities!

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  71. Chalk it up!!!!!
    Chalk chalk chalk it up now.

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  72. Oh my goodness i would love to win these!! I would us them everywhere! I homeschool and these would be a big blessing to me.

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  73. Would be fun to put in the office with my to do list. maybe that way i would get things done because they would be more visible!

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  74. We're trying to figure out how to better utilize our dining area, and I think these could work in our plan!

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  75. Sabrina, thanks for the fun give-away! I would agree with you and put it in the kitchen for weekly menus and grocery lists. Also, since there are four, I would put some in our (future) school room as I plan on home schooling. Thanks again!

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  76. chalk it up! jennyborders@gmail.com

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  77. i think i would use these in my kitchen for meal planning and notes back and forth between me and stu. how did you hook this up, sabrina, to have a giveaway on your blog?!?! go you!

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  78. Chalk it up!!! wareaglereed@comcast.net

    :)April

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  79. These are AWESOME!! I would sooo use them in our Rec room...where all the happenin FAMILY FUN occurs!! Thanks a bunch!!

    :)April
    wareaglereed@comcast.net

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  80. These would be perfect for our new playroom! Thanks for a chance at a great giveaway!

    Andrea
    wakt502 at hotmail dot com

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  81. I would use these for my daughters to do list, my husbands honey do list and for my grocery list.

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  82. Chalk it up!

    tarapwin @ gmail. com

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  83. I would use it in my toddlers' bedroom!

    tarapwin @ gmail. com

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  84. These would be cute in the kitchen, or as a calender, or job chart, or....

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  85. I would use these in my daughters' play room...she loves chalk and we don't have a chalkboard for her (yet)

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  86. Chalk it up!!
    cheled77@hotmail.com

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  87. I would use it in my kitchen for my son to play with, and for me to do our schedules.
    cheled77@hotmail.com

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  88. I think my son would really enjoy these!

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  89. I am a new teacher who is working at home to supplement my special needs' daughter's schooling...these would be perfect for our homework area!!

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  90. I can't wait to Chalk it Up!

    afewshortcuts@gmail.com

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  91. I would love to use them in my office space to help keep me organized!

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  92. Chalk it up! My two year old and 4 year old children would just love these!!!!!!

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  93. Chalk It Up!

    Thanks for the entry:
    theresacolleen@gmail.com

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  94. I would love to use these at school. I'm a teacher and they would be really useful and cute!

    Thanks for the entry.
    theresacolleen@gmail.com

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  95. I'd use these decals in the entry way to welcome guests to our home!

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  96. I would use these in my office

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  97. Chalk it up!!

    freaking awesome - would use by front door for reminders & in our baby's room when she gets old enough

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  98. I would put these in my children's play room...they've been dying for a chalkboard!

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