"Ohhh"…and a giveway!

So, like many of you out there we have a Wii.

We got it last summer “for the kids” and have had hours of fun playing…we bowl, sword-fight, ping pong and box the heck out of it!
After Christmas my kids wanted to get the next extension of the Wii ~ the balance board.  And frankly, after glomming to great lengths over the holidays, I decided it wasn’t a bad idea.  So we loaded up to Target and bought the board along with the Wii Fit Plus game.
Here’s my line of thinking…”Great!” Now I will totally work out everyday in my living room!  It will be such a great incentive!  I can play video games with my kids and lose weight!  Score!”

I am clearly delusional.

While the Wii Fit Plus is fun and much better for you than sitting on your bar stool watching reruns of King of Queens and popping Hershey’s Kisses, it isn’t the answer to all my fitness woes.
Just my opinion.
And here’s the thing…I am sure that if you do it everyday you will definitely benefit from moving more, but my day on the Wii balance board has ceased.
Do you wanna know why?
Here’s the first of 3 answers….
Yes, you read that right.  A 2 letter word said with emphasis by an unnamed, pleasant-enough sounding, computer generated voice.  A voice probably programmed to be soothing during this most difficult moment. 
I stepped on the balance board and the Wii lady-voice literally moaned in pain. 
In other words, “OUCH, Get off me you fatty!”
Do I need the Wii-lady making me feel worse than my drawer of size 4’s that I haven’t a wish or a prayer of ever getting back into already do?
Moving on to the second reason I am done with Wii Fit…
Watching my “Mii” grow to the size of a small boulder and my kids laughing saying “Mom!  Your Mii is so fat!”
Nothing better than that, my friends.  Nothing better.
And finally the 3rd reason I am not feeling the Wii Fit game…
If you haven’t played in a while be prepared to get a lecture.  Like I really need more guilt in my life.
Thanks Wii Lady!
I will say, however, the kids LOVE the balance board AND the Wii Fit Plus game.  They have had hours of fun on it since we got it, but my days of dodging soccer balls being lobbed at my head are over.
So, now I am back to regular old-school working out.  That’s hitting the pavement y’all.  
That’s me out there walking those streets…slow down people, you drive too fast!
And I suppose I CAN count the trips I take to and from the oven while I am baking cookies, right?  
Yes, that definitely counts!!

 I  recently made Bunco cookies…I have never played Bunco, but I hear it is a game that involves dice and a pad…
I am very literal.

Rolling the dice sort of counts as an exercise too…it’s a wrist and arm workout.  Right?  Maybe I will take up Bunco!

So, now for the reason that you guys have read this post.
A little thank you for sticking with me through all of the nonsense I write.
This giveaway is coming from the people over at the CSN Stores. They have over 200 different online stores, so there is no way that you aren’t finding something that suits your needs or interests.
I took a specific interest in their store cookware.com and found some great specials and free shipping on a lot of items.  It’s definitely worth checking out!
Now, here’s the loot…

 Do you want this?

AND this

 Aren’t they great?  So pretty!  
Love Le Creuset and have always wanted one of these.

You can get both of these awesome products by Le Creuset from the folks at CSN stores by simply doing 2 things…
First, become a “follower” on the left sidebar under “follow me”. 

 And second, leave me a comment telling me which of the 200+ CSN stores you would be most interested in.  Make sure you leave me your email address so if you are the lucky winner I have a way of contacting you!

It’s that easy!

Contest closes on Sunday, March 14th 2010 at 6:00 pm
so make sure to enter before then.
Good luck! 

Winner was chosen using random.org
Thanks everyone who entered! 
Winner said:
“I love cookware.com
Love your blog more!
Those were the cutest cookies EVER!”

Thanks Michelle!  I’ll be in contact soon!
And a HUGE thanks to CSN for sponsoring this giveaway!

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123 Responses
  1. Baking Momma

    I would also say the cookware.com. I too have a Wii was bugging for one and got it for Christmas. I have not moved up to the balance board as of yet. But after hearing your story maybe I need someone telling me I am a fatty each day to make me want to do it more. Loved this post it made me laugh so hard I lost a couple pounds. Thanks to you!

  2. Katy

    so i would definintely choice the bakeware store! i love to bake and bunco is so much fun, you have to play (: Plus we always cook & have something sweet at the end! So much better then wii fit, lol.

  3. Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com}

    I'm a follower 🙂
    I'm with you their cookware.com store has some really great items, I love Le Creuset!

  4. Party Box Design


    Ummm and I felt like it was me writing that entire post regarding the wii fit! Totally own the original, and then spent 20 bucks to get the upgrade- ummm its still in the box!

    PS- Fab giveaway!!!!1
    PPS- those cookies are crazy cute!

  5. Julie

    I'm a follower, and it would definitely have to be the bakeware store!

    I forgot to leave my email address so ignore the earlier comment 🙂

    jmschwabe at gmail dot com

  6. Kirsten

    I'm officially a follower!

    My favorite store is the bakeware one. I really could spend the rest of my college money there. Is it cheaper than a Starbucks addiction? Well, I'm not really sure. Is it more fun? Yes!

  7. Summer

    Hi – I just became a follower, although I have been reading your blog for awhile.

    I would have to say that currently I am most interested in Baby Accessories as I am currently pregnant (and overdue!) with my first child. Otherwise it would have definitely been bakeware.

    My email address is summer@reidnimz.com.

  8. Smitten Sugar

    Such cute bunco cookies! I have friends that play that would love these!

    I am already a follower, but I love their cookware site. I pour over the pages of things I really really want…Love the set!

  9. Mini Baker

    your cookies are ADORABLE!
    1. I am already a follower
    2. I NEEEED that dish! I've been baking all my casseroles in cheapy walmart dishes (i'm on a 22 yr old's budget haha)
    3. I would be most interested in the bakeware!!

    Happy baking! xoxo
    -Mini B.

  10. Holly

    Cute bunco cookies!! I already follow;) I had a really hard time deciding-home decor, home improvement, cookware/bakeware…but its prob gonna be the cookware:)

  11. peardream75

    I hate when the Wii person says "Ohhh" too. It is discouraging!

    I would be most interested in the CNS Baby and Kids because you can never have enough Baby stuff!

  12. Amanda

    I am now a follower. My spot would have to be cookware.com. I love all things cooking and baking. not that i do either of them often or even well. I just love cookwares. i guess i feel like if i own more stuff i might be motivated to use it. HAHAHA!!!
    I am still hurting from laughing so much about your WII story. I have been begging my husband for a wii and the fit game. maybe not so much now. i would probably throw a shoe at the tv!

  13. Kristin

    Cute cookies. I've never played bunco either, but have friends who love it!

    I'm already a follower…love the blog!

    I love all the kitchen and housewares stuff! I love to cook and bake and I'm a sucker for anything that goes in the kitchen. I love that baking dish!!!
    Here's my email: kristinryan75 at yahoo dot com.

  14. al

    im a follower via google reader (they suggested your blog for me, and it is, your blog, is AWESOME!)!

    and i have to say, i am most interested in the CNS Bakeware! YEAY for baking!

    alisa (d0t) wray (at) gmail (d0t) com

  15. Kristie

    You could float around over at that site for a very long time. I think I'd have to say the one I saw that I liked the most was the cookware.com site. They have so many nice things!
    I am a follower already, but of course!
    Love the Bunco cookies, I have a group that I play Bunco with and we have a ball!
    thanks for the opportunity to win,

  16. Leslie

    I already have that dish and use it all the time..nut I will say you had me peeing my pants reading this!!! Too freaking funny. That damn Wii Lady who does she think she is????

  17. Sara Tea

    1.) I love reading your blog, obviously. I also have a fear of getting whacked in the head when playing any game on the Wii.

    2.) I clearly am a follower.

    3.) I'd probably check out Housewares, the bakeware section specifically. Ugh, thanks another spot for me to do online shopping! your bad for my figure and my bank account! lol

  18. Lorie

    1 – Those Bunko cookies are SO CUTE!

    2 – I am a follower

    3 – We are in dire need of clocks in my new house, so I am going to say Atomic Clocks!

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