How many of you are familiar with CSN Stores, the easy way to shop online? We became familiar with them earlier this year, and we’re impressed with the quality of their merchandise and their prompt delivery. Both times, we received our order within several days.  And both times, we were very pleased with what we ordered from CSN.
Recently, CSN gave me the opportunity to review one of their products, and I chose the Luxor Treasures King-Size Sheet Set with 100% Egyptian Cotton.  After the sheets arrived, I washed them and put them on the bed the very next day.  I couldn’t wait to try them out!

We are very pleased with these sheets!  My husband has remarked several times how much he likes them.  They are definitely high quality sheets, and we would recommend these to our family and friends.  In fact, I have already recommended them to our daughter.

With these sheets, though, you do need to make sure you follow washing instructions and take them out of the dryer as soon as they are dry.  If you don’t, they will wrinkle.  So just set the timer and take the sheets out as soon as the timer goes off.

* CSN provided me with the sheets for this review. However, I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.  This is my honest opinion of their product.


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* Update:  I’ve had my Airwear Lenses for way over a year and a half now, and I love them.  They are durable and light weight which makes them so comfortable to wear.

I was given the opportunity to review Airwear lenses recently.  I sent my eyeglass frames to them, they put in Airwear progressive lenses for me, and I received them this week.  They are great!   I was noticing before I received these lenses that when I drove at night, the glare bothered me.  Now when I leave for work in the morning before the sun comes up, the glare from lights doesn’t bother me anymore.

The reason that the glare doesn’t bother me now is because these lenses are made with Scotchgard Protector, the most technologically advanced No-Glare lenses available.  They also have exclusive scratch-resistance technology, are lightweight (they are so lightweight that I don’t notice I have them on sometimes), and provide 100 percent UVA and UVB protection.  How awesome is that!

Here are some facts about Airwear:

  • Airwear lenses are tough and durable. They are so tough that NASA uses the same material to construct visors for astronauts.
  • Airwear lenses are 43% lighter and 25% thinner than regular lenses, and 12 times more impact-resistant than standard plastic lenses.
  • Airwear lenses offer safe, durable lenses for those who like to play sports.
  • 100% of the production waste from Airwear lenses is recycled, greatly helping the environment during the manufacturing process.
  • Airwear lenses are manufactured using 100% recycled water which conserves millions of gallons of water annually.
  • Airwear lenses provide 100% protection from harmful UVA and UVB rays.  Over 12 million people develop blindness from cataracts annually, and about 20% of those cases may be caused or made worse by sun exposure.

Here are some additional eye-care tips and facts on choosing lenses and a video demonstration of Airwear lenses impact resistance.

* Airwear provided me with lenses for this review. However, I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.  This is my honest opinion of their product.

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Posted on 09-29-2010
Filed Under (Product Reviews) by Charla

When I went to Aldi’s, I bought some of their Green Tea to give it a try, and I decided that it is good tea at a great price.  It’s a milder (maybe weaker?) tea, but it has a good flavor to it and is definitely a good buy for the money.

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Posted on 09-10-2010
Filed Under (Household Ideas, Product Reviews) by Charla

I left a clue about what I was going to get with my gift certificate from CSN.  Did anyone catch the clue?  It was in my post about My Office Area Needs Help!  This is what I had written: “I have my monitor on a nice stand, however, I have to put my keyboard on a wooden TV tray and have trouble with my mouse falling off. What I really need is a new desk!”

CSN Stores.com has so much to choose from, but I knew I wanted a desk.  The computer desk that you see pictured here is what I chose.  I am so excited to have this stylish new desk!  Here’s the review I wrote about it:

By Mom from Texas on 9/6/2010
Your Rating: 5 stars
Headline: Great contemporary-style desk!

Pros : Easy To Move, Sturdy Construction, Attractive Design, Space Saver, Drawer Slides Smoothly, Easy To Clean, Easy To Assemble
Best Uses : Bedroom, Smaller Offices, Living room
Describe Yourself : Budget Shopper
Primary use : Personal

This desk is perfect for the small space I have. Our kids (college-age and 20’s) like my stylish contemporary desk.  It’s a great buy for the money, and my husband and I were surprised how quickly it arrived.  We are very pleased with this desk!

Can you tell how much we like it?  I can see why it’s one of their top sellers!

* CSN supplied me with a gift certificate which I used for my desk.  However, I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review.  This is my honest opinion of their product.

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Posted on 08-31-2010
Filed Under (Health & Nutrition, Product Reviews) by Charla

Did you realize that many Americans suffer from lower body pain?  One source said that 80% of Americans suffer from that type of pain.  I had no idea the percentage was that high.   I also found out that Dr. Scholl’s has some affordable solutions to help alleviate pain.  Their line of Dr. Scholl’s Pain Relief Orthotics are specially designed insoles for all-day pain relief in the feet and lower body.  They have different types of insoles which provide the following types of relief:

  • Arch Pain Relief
  • Arthritis Pain Relief
  • Back Pain Relief
  • Heel Pain Relief
  • Knee Pain Relief

Dr. Scholl’s has given me the opportunity to review three of their products for Arch Pain Relief, Back Pain Relief, and Arthritis Pain Relief.  My favorite are the ones for arch pain relief.  I have higher arches, need arch support, and have some shoes that don’t have good arch support.  The added arches work great and are adjustable so I can get the amount of arch support I need!

Dr. Scholl’s has a new Facebook Page where you can find info on products, pain, treatment options, and even coupons.  “Yay!” about coupons.  So many of us are using coupons nowadays.  Just go to “Challenge” on their Facebook site.

* Dr. Scholl’s supplied me with three pairs of arches for review.  However, I was not compensated monetarily for this article and review.  The review is strictly my opinion.

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Posted on 08-20-2010
Filed Under (Product Reviews) by Charla

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Earlier this summer, CSN Online Stores provided me with a gift certificate for a giveaway on my blog, and now they’re providing me with a gift certificate of my own to purchase one of their products for review.  I’m excited about getting to choose something!


I’ve looked through several of their 200+ sites and have looked at a lot of different things such as a Dutch oven, an assortment of small kitchen appliances, and bedding. They even have home improvement items, outdoor living items, and so much more.  There are many different categories of products to look through!  It’s like looking through a huge department store.

I’m fairly sure of what I’m going to choose.   I left a clue in one of my posts this month and plan to share this with you soon!  So, watch for the product review within the next two or three weeks.

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