11.04.2010

CSN Product Review Preview!

Most of us are no strangers to the CSN brand's large selection of stores.  They have everything from stores that specialize in the ever popular (and practical) end table to stores that carry posh pet products.

You may recall that several months ago, I held a giveaway where one lucky winner got a $60 credit to use towards any store of his or her choosing.  Well, CSN has offered this time to spoil Mama AFS and give me a $75.00 credit to review one product from any of their stores!

The hardest part is picking just one item from so many great things to choose from.  At first, I thought I would review these babies,


but then I saw that this brand (Pleaser) sells what appears to be exotic dancer shoes, and I was afraid these lovely spectator mary janes would look a little too stripperish for the real world.

Next, I thought I might review a new work tote.  I really like this one,

but it just isn't the "one." You know what I mean?

I also considered this, this, and this, but it wasn't until I stumbled on THIS that I knew it was THE ONE.

Go here for some better pictures.

Why is this the ONE?  Because I need a work bag.  AND I am hard on work bags.  FURTHER, I am an expert on work bags as I have bought several and used to sell them when I worked at Franklin Covey.
So, in a word, this is the ONE for me to use my $75.00 credit.  It has the potential to be the perfect new work bag, can travel on airlines and to court, and is good old basic black.

I'm not really sure when I will obtain said ONE, but upon its arrival I will make sure to report to you, dear readers, about its quality, weight, ability to hold lots of things AND its ability to stay on your shoulders (I always have a hard time with that.  Maybe I'm slopey.  Dopey, move over.  There's a new dwarf in town and its Slopey!).  Anywho, I am looking forward to testing this one out...I need something to hold my work, lunch, and the most recent addition - breast pump horns and bottles.  They don't fit properly in my current work bag, and I have gotten some interesting looks and raised eyebrows in the elevator the past few days!

Also, just for fun, here is a couple of adorable pics of the my babies (yes, the furbabies, too!) that my super talented mother took:






Coco seems to be adjusting to daycare quite well, and I am really enjoying being back at work.  Maybe I am not maternal enough, but I am happy to be around adults on a daily basis again.  For me, a mentally happy mommy is a better mommy, and I think I need to be working out of the home to avoid depression.  When I was at home, while I absolutely adored having unlimited time to spend with the Bean, I hated that my day was this amorphous, unknown being with no structure.  I felt dazed and a little lost.  At work, I have cases to handle, I hear all the good gossip, and I stay current on the news and community events.  I think Coco is in excellent hands, and her daycare is one of the best in Memphis.

Well, I'm off to wash dishes, fold laundry, and try to get to bed early...oh the joys of household chores!

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1 comment:

M. Elizabeth said...

Cute cute cute photos (as always)! And thanks for sharing your feelings on going back to work - I suspect this will be exactly how I'll feel when we have a petit bebe (in a few years). It's so encouraging to read your post about being a terrific mum without being JUST a mum. Which, of course, is absolutely fine for some, but from the rest of us: merci!

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