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Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Chief Family Officer's Third Anniversary Celebration: Giveaway #2 - Heels.com $50 gift certificate


A few months ago, I was lucky enough to win a Heels.com gift certificate from Shoe Blitz. I have since fallen in love with Heels.com and enjoy simply scrolling through the hundreds (thousands?) of shoes on their site and daydreaming about them.

So I thought, why not spread the love? That's why one lucky CFO reader will win a $50 gift certificate to Heels.com. (Gentlemen, feel free to enter on behalf of your lovely significant other.)

To enter, simply leave a comment with an idea for CFO. For example, you can recommend a change you think would make the site better or suggest an idea for a future post.

For an extra chance to win, subscribe to my feed via RSS or email and leave a separate comment telling me you have done so (or that you're already subscribed).

The giveaway ends at 6:00 p.m. PDT on Tuesday, June 10. I'll use Random.org to generate a number that corresponds with the winning comment.

The winner will be announced here on CFO. If I can easily locate the winner's email address, I will also email the winner. The winner will have 48 hours to claim their Heels.com gift certificate; otherwise a new winner will be randomly selected.

One entry per type per person. This giveaway is open to everyone.

Good luck!

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122 Comments:

  • At 6/3/08, 6:11 AM, Blogger Mrs. Bargain Hunting Wife said…

    I pretty much like your site the way it is. I guess maybe include a few more pictures of you and your family. I love seeing the people that I read about:)

     
  • At 6/3/08, 6:38 AM, Anonymous michelle allen said…

    I couldn't resist a shoe possibility! Although I love reading your blog and follow it closely via my google reader, I woudl love if you had a place to click for recipes sort of like the best of link. I often go back to look for those.

     
  • At 6/3/08, 11:14 AM, Blogger Sundi said…

    I'm new to your blog, and I can't think of anything that needs changing! Maybe bigger graphics or more colors? I am not even sure these are necessary!

     
  • At 6/3/08, 11:16 AM, OpenID yune said…

    Cathy,

    I love your blog! It's like having a good friend who knows all of the inside tips. Or...at times, it's like having a knowledgeable lawyer on retainer! Congrats on your 3 years! Hope you have many more.

    Esther

     
  • At 6/3/08, 11:38 AM, Anonymous Shannon said…

    I really enjoy reading your blog. If I could change anything, it would be your label cloud. Sometimes I want to go back and find a post that I know you wrote and I have trouble finding them.

    That being said, I love your blog. Keep it coming- especially the financial content!

    seisel92@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/3/08, 12:42 PM, Anonymous Carolyn said…

    Love your blog! Maybe more contests? I love the chance to get something for nothing!
    Carolyn

     
  • At 6/3/08, 12:58 PM, Anonymous Emily said…

    I, like everyone else who reads here, love the tips and the focus on saving money. Maybe for a few posts you could talk about reusing/re-appropriating items around the house.

     
  • At 6/3/08, 12:59 PM, Anonymous Emily said…

    I also subscribe by RSS feed (go Google Reader!!!)

     
  • At 6/3/08, 6:43 PM, Anonymous Dana said…

    Hi, I am a relatively new reader (came here from GRS).
    I like your site a lot and if I were to suggest an improvement, it would be to brighten up the site by changing the color palette and adding more pictures. Also, more home budgeting posts please :-)

    georgeny @ operamail.com

     
  • At 6/3/08, 11:47 PM, Blogger misty said…

    I think you're blog is perfect as is. Any ideas I may have just involve more finances posts. Maybe more home budgeting. I'm always looking for a way to save money. lol. Anyhoo... thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

    mistchlo[at]hughes[dot]net

     
  • At 6/3/08, 11:47 PM, Blogger misty said…

    I subscribed to your feed via email. Thanks, again.

     
  • At 6/3/08, 11:59 PM, Blogger Bunny B said…

    I love your blog! I'd love more giveaways too!! :) Keep it up!

    Thanks for the chance!

    bunnybox9 at gmail . com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 12:06 AM, Blogger Bunny B said…

    Oh, and I'm subscribed to you via RSS! Thanks

    bunnybox9 at gmail . com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:22 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    I love your blog, but maybe you could do a little re-design to make it stand out a bit more? Maybe make your header logo a little bigger, and like someone else said, use some brighter colors. But really, your blog is great. The content is so helpful, and that's what really matters.

    Thanks!

    Dana
    mrsadams84(at)yahoo(dot)com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:22 AM, Blogger MrsAdams06 said…

    I have also subscribed by email!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 5:03 AM, Blogger Matt & Heidi said…

    I like your site already. Maybe add a few more pictures and perhaps a little color on the sides? Looks great though!

    Thanks!
    Heidi
    from Tasty Sensations
    www.heidisrecipes.blogspot.com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 5:03 AM, Blogger Gina said…

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

    It is tricky to find topics since you don't have a search function.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:12 AM, Anonymous Julie Anne said…

    I just found your site, so I don't have any recommendations yet. I am looking forward to food posts, maybe some quick and easy meals that the whole family enjoys!!

    I could use the Heels certificate for my sister's wedding coming up. I need new shoes!!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:13 AM, Anonymous Julie Anne said…

    2nd entry-- I am subscribed to your blog

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:29 AM, Anonymous Twinsmom said…

    I subscribe via email and look forward to reading your blog every day!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 6:30 AM, Anonymous Twinsmom said…

    Like several others, I can't think of anything you need to change here. I like it just the way it is!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:36 AM, Anonymous Tinna Lee said…

    question? set up cfo so that we can send messages with out google/blogger id or url not sure what all that is???

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:43 AM, Anonymous aande said…

    i love shoes and i LOVE your site! more pictures would be great.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 2:18 PM, Blogger lace said…

    Some shoes would be wonderful! I haven't bought myself any new ones in a long time.

    Maybe make your header a bit bigger.

    I really enjoy all the drugstore game posts. I find it really baffling and trying to learn how it all works.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 4:57 PM, Blogger Mercedes said…

    I need shoes!!

    I would like to hear more about how you juggle a demanding job, life at home and blogging. When do you sleep woman?

     
  • At 6/4/08, 5:34 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    The only thing I can think of as an improvement may have already been mentioned, but I do love pictures about a post. Of your family, or random ones from the web that relate to the post. Eye candy, if you will!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 7:05 PM, Blogger windycindy said…

    Hello! I would like more help with personal financing. Like, how to manage my credit card spending and stay within a budget. Thanks for the wonderful contest. Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 7:06 PM, Blogger windycindy said…

    Greetings, I also signed up for your newsletter. Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:02 PM, Blogger mannequin said…

    Got any ideas on how a SAHM can make money? Maybe a feature on that would be helpful; I know it would to me!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:04 PM, Blogger mannequin said…

    Just subscribed to receive emails from CFO! Thanks twice.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 8:33 PM, Anonymous Monika B. said…

    I recently subscribed to your site because I love the content, and I think your title (CFO) is right-on! I challenged my husband to do in ONE day all the things I normally do (grocery shop, pay bills, care for our three kids), and he asked me when I take my break. HA! Love the stuff you write. Keep it coming.

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:19 PM, Blogger nor_lou said…

    can't think of any improvements

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:23 PM, Blogger Garnishments said…

    I'm a guy...so how about posting some guy/husband related stuff...otherwise, great blog!

     
  • At 6/4/08, 11:25 PM, Blogger Garnishments said…

    already rss your blog via yahoo(which sucks by the way, but since I have been using it for so long, it's more of a habit), and Google Reader (which is soooooo cool!!)

     
  • At 6/5/08, 2:24 AM, Blogger BrineS said…

    Great contest! I'd suggest somehow making your sidebars stand out...color, perhaps! :)

    dbstout[at]juno[dot]com

     
  • At 6/5/08, 5:23 AM, Blogger julie said…

    Love love the name of your blog..very easy to navigate site..leave it...if it aint broke dont fix it
    3beez at bellsouth dot net

     
  • At 6/5/08, 6:06 AM, Blogger Kait said…

    I'm new to your blog, so it's hard to really say what needs to be changed. I really like what I've read so far since I subscribed to your feed. I also like the personal finance articles you include -- so my suggestion is to write more of those.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 6:19 AM, Blogger Betsy said…

    I am new to your blog. I did read your "post" on workoutmommy.com (cool)! I would say maybe add some color???

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:31 AM, Blogger Eileen said…

    Love the site, just a little colorless. It needs some COLOR, bright summer colors!

    Eileen-Lilly(at)hotmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/5/08, 9:31 AM, Blogger Eileen said…

    I sibscribed as well!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 10:58 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    I subscribed, great site!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 11:03 AM, Blogger The Mama Hood said…

    I just found your site so I think it was a bit plain, as far as design and color scheme. I think you have wonderful content and that's what makes it such a wonderful site! I am glad I found it!

     
  • At 6/5/08, 2:24 PM, Anonymous Ashley said…

    I think the only thing that would make your blog better is more pictures...

     
  • At 6/5/08, 2:24 PM, Anonymous Ashley said…

    I also subscribed to CFO through email.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 3:37 PM, Anonymous hazel said…

    The only thing that would make the blog better is maybe a bigger/fancier heading picture?
    mitanari@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/5/08, 11:54 PM, Blogger JC said…

    To go along with your Drugstore Game (which I love and can't wait to start when I get back to the states), it would be really cool to have a sticky, self-updating post on all of the deals at the individual chains. www.fatwallet.com does this for many stores. But it would give your readers an edge when they play the game themselves.

     
  • At 6/5/08, 11:54 PM, Blogger JC said…

    Also, I've signed up for your RSS

     
  • At 6/6/08, 4:44 AM, Blogger Carly & Garrett said…

    I really enjoy your site. You keep parenst entertained and informed. I would love to read about more ways to save money. Sharing tried and true recipes would also be nice.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 4:51 AM, Blogger PS said…

    I think your site looks great. It loads fast-some are so bogged down with images- and your tips are great. Really, don't worry, we all LOVE your site!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 5:38 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    Maybe some guest posters?

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:03 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    I know this is extremely minimal, and I probably only feel this way because I just woke up and I can't see worth anyway..lol..but I think if you underlined(or made larger) your post titles it would make the page easier to navigate. Sometimes they kind of blend in with other highlighted text. I was REALLY reaching here for something to say though! I love your blog :)

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:03 AM, Blogger Rachel said…

    I subscribed to your feed


    wiredalive at hotmail dot com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:05 AM, Blogger Sarah said…

    Can't resist a shoe prize! Perhaps you should show off your own favorite shoes? That might be a fun future post.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:09 AM, Blogger EJW said…

    I think your site is great. You should make your header bigger and maybe more pics? I like to see the faces behind the words.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:10 AM, Blogger EJW said…

    I'm subscribed via RSS!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:11 AM, Blogger Mrs. Csirke said…

    As a fellow attorney trying to reach that life/work balance, I appreciate your blog. I'm working on those law school loans too-- so your tips help!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:35 AM, Anonymous Jo said…

    More pics would be good, and more product reviews. Thanks!
    jceko77@yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:41 AM, Anonymous Heather G said…

    I think maybe more pictures? Maybe brighter or bolder colors/lettering? I really don't think there is much need for improvement.

    hngrube(at)gmail(dot)com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:46 AM, Blogger Lachelle, Rob & Eliza said…

    I love your site but would love to see a bigger blog header! It's too cute not to be more noticeable.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:54 AM, Blogger Connie said…

    Like others have said, your title gets a little lost in the blog. Could you make it stand out more? Otherwise, great blog!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 6:55 AM, Blogger Emilie said…

    I know this was already mentioned but I also love posts on finances. I rarely learn something new but I still love to read them!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 7:17 AM, Blogger Stacy said…

    Your site is great. I would love more real advice on how to get my husband to clean more!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 8:23 AM, Blogger Aubrey said…

    It looks great to me - maybe more giveaways? :)
    byubabe14 at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 8:53 AM, Blogger superfizz said…

    I have to admit this is the first time I have been to your blog. I plan to come back soon, looking over your tags, it looks like you cover a great deal of good ideas for the working parent, keep them coming.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 9:05 AM, Blogger melonkelli said…

    Maybe a "Previous Post/Main/Next Post" set of links above the current post? It's easier to check out recent posts in order that way.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 9:31 AM, Blogger LisaW said…

    Hmmm. . . I can't think of any improvements for the content, but maybe a more colorful look would be nice.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 9:53 AM, Blogger gkstratos said…

    Xtra Credt: email subscriber. Thanks!!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 9:55 AM, Blogger gkstratos said…

    I think there could be improvements to the overall look of the site; might make navigation easier. You deserve a bigger banner.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 10:10 AM, Blogger JenO said…

    I love color, so I say jazz it up a bit! (heck, it's even easier than paint to change if you don't like it!) the content is great tho!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 10:31 AM, Blogger Neen said…

    I'd suggest a better more eye catching background/ layout for your blog. Other than that I love it.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 10:34 AM, Blogger CrystalGB said…

    I think you blog is great. The only thing I can suggest is maybe add some more graphics/photos.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 10:58 AM, Blogger Mrs. J said…

    I suggest a better page layout and also more pictures :)

     
  • At 6/6/08, 11:30 AM, Blogger Kimberly B. said…

    Well, I'm new to this site, and it looks great to me! But I second the request for a search function!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 11:35 AM, Blogger cmp said…

    Maybe a little more color, but other than that the site looks great!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 12:08 PM, Blogger bison61 said…

    enjoy the site -maybe more pictures, and more contests!

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 12:09 PM, Blogger bison61 said…

    subscribed to the e-mail

    tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 12:15 PM, Blogger Milk Mama said…

    Hi. I'm a new reader. I like your site, but it seems like it needs a little color... even if it was an off white... something not so "clinical" KWIM?

     
  • At 6/6/08, 1:44 PM, Blogger Marcia said…

    I agree with Milk Mama. A splash of color is always nice. Something soft yet noticeable.

    learningmama at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 6/6/08, 2:33 PM, Blogger michelle said…

    I think a topic search would be great. Thanks

     
  • At 6/6/08, 2:41 PM, Blogger Sandy M said…

    This is my first time here, and I love it. The only thing maybr\e it needs is a little more color. Great giveaway!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 2:41 PM, Blogger frogfaith said…

    New to your blog and love it! Anything with money saving tips is a help to be. Maybe a clearer listing of topics would help.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 3:41 PM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    You could add a little color, I love nice colorful sites. Great giveaway, thanks!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 3:42 PM, Blogger Mary512 said…

    I am a subscriber also. Thanks again!

     
  • At 6/6/08, 5:04 PM, Blogger Ginny said…

    I've been reading your blog for awhile & really love it. I'm sorry I don't have any ideas for you, I'm happy the way it is.

     
  • At 6/6/08, 5:04 PM, Blogger Ginny said…

    I'm a subscriber via bloglines for the 2nd entry

     
  • At 6/6/08, 8:40 PM, Blogger Jen said…

    I really enjoy your site and all the financial tips. I am always looking for ways to save money and unfortunately, we don't have CVS where I live. Visually speaking, I would like to see more pictures and maybe a few pops of color.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 6:53 AM, Blogger lisa said…

    I am hoping for lots of frugal recipes

     
  • At 6/7/08, 6:54 AM, Blogger lisa said…

    And I subscribed by feedreader

     
  • At 6/7/08, 1:58 PM, Blogger megankortepeter said…

    This is my first time to your site so I don't have a lot of comments but I love the title. Maybe more pictures.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 2:44 PM, Blogger CJW's folks said…

    Family pictures and, always giveaways!

     
  • At 6/7/08, 6:32 PM, Blogger Genevieve P said…

    More pictures? It has a kinda clean and spare look. which isn't really "me", but then it's not my blog, so what does that matter?! : )

     
  • At 6/7/08, 7:00 PM, Anonymous emily n. said…

    maybe make your logo banner bigger and add more color.

    gotfire (at) yahoo (dot) com

     
  • At 6/7/08, 7:08 PM, Blogger Cuddle Cottage said…

    This is purely an aesthetic comment - I think your site content is neat - how about making your banner header much larger? Visuals really help to draw a reader in:)

     
  • At 6/7/08, 9:36 PM, Blogger Lisa said…

    Looks like a great blog, but I would also love to see a bigger header and more pictures. And of course the more giveaways the better haha.

     
  • At 6/7/08, 9:38 PM, Blogger Sharla said…

    The only thing I might suggest is that I missed the banner at first but it's cute, maybe just bigger? And maybe a little more color? I've enjoyed browsing though and you have good posts which is really what counts. ;)

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:03 AM, Blogger sadie said…

    I subscribe to CFO

     
  • At 6/8/08, 12:05 AM, Blogger sadie said…

    a change ...I don't know. I think you're doing a super job and I appreciate all of it. Thanks

     
  • At 6/8/08, 3:34 PM, Blogger Amira M said…

    i like the site but i think it needs just a tad bit of color.. maybe for the side columns

     
  • At 6/8/08, 4:48 PM, Blogger zoe said…

    I just subscribed to your blog and I would like to see tips on how to stretch the family budget and of course,pictures.

     
  • At 6/8/08, 8:29 PM, Blogger ablondeblogger said…

    I am a shoeholic so I'm thrilled you're doing this giveaway! How about featuring a "shoe of the week" that's both gorgeous and on sale?

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:45 PM, Blogger Tara said…

    I think you're doing a fab job, Kathy. Keep up the great work!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 9:45 PM, Blogger Tara said…

    I've been subscribed to your feed for some time now. Thanks!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:39 PM, Blogger Christian Kay said…

    Show us the shoes you have bought from heels.com I've never heard of it. But what women doesn't love shoes? :)

    ckbruce@sbcglobal.net

    Thanks for sharing the love!

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:45 PM, Blogger Trheel4vr said…

    I'm a new subscriber and so I'm not sure if I have authority to suggest anything, but something I'll be looking into soon is Once a Month cooking. Have you ever blogged on that?

     
  • At 6/8/08, 10:46 PM, Blogger Trheel4vr said…

    I'm subscribed via Google Reader.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 5:15 AM, Blogger chris said…

    i'd love to join your group but i don't know how -- new to this, so i would say mke it easier for newbies to join/follow directions to join!!

     
  • At 6/9/08, 8:26 AM, Blogger Shelly said…

    I love giveaways and deals, so maybe more of them?

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:58 AM, OpenID aspritzofsis said…

    I'd love to see a slightly larger gutter (white space between columns). I have trouble reading the posts with competing text on either side, but then again, maybe my eyes are just getting old.

     
  • At 6/9/08, 1:33 PM, Anonymous Rachelle said…

    I think your site is great the way it is. Maybe just add a bit more color.

    rmill020[at]bju[dot]edu

     
  • At 6/9/08, 3:50 PM, Blogger Sara DMS said…

    I'm new to your blog and just added your feed. It was a two-step process, so maybe you could add the option of selecting the reader (My Yahoo, etc.) so it's easier to add your feed.

    I hope I win -- I'd love some new heels!

    sara_demaster at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 3:50 PM, Blogger Sara DMS said…

    I'm subscribed to your feed!

    sara_demaster at yahoo dot com

     
  • At 6/9/08, 11:28 PM, Blogger Heather said…

    Maybe a post on whether or not you have a 'veg' day and what you do, and a post about any changes made because of the cost of gas.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 7:26 AM, Blogger Brooke said…

    I'd like to see more family recipes with pictures of how to make the dish.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:12 AM, Blogger Viv said…

    I agree with others about recipes, but I would add the caveat of having a budget and showing recipes to fit that budget for the week, since you are the CFO!

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:14 AM, Blogger Viv said…

    Oh, and we have also added you to our feed reader here at http://coolmomsrules.blogspot.com!

    ~Viv, Editor
    Cool Moms Rule!

    vbruss@cfl.rr.com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:17 AM, OpenID msslandac1 said…

    I think that your website is great. No changes needed.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:17 AM, Blogger Mags said…

    I'd like to see some more vibrant colors and more pictures.

     
  • At 6/10/08, 8:17 AM, Blogger Mags said…

    I subscribe via google reader if that counts

     
  • At 6/10/08, 11:10 AM, Blogger Jenni said…

    Great giveaway! Who can turn down a chance to win free shoes?!?! My suggestion would be to make your title grapic bigger to grab attention!

    jennismith21@gmail.com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 1:34 PM, Blogger Christine said…

    I think color would make things stand out more. The content is great!

     
  • At 6/10/08, 1:54 PM, Blogger Miss Erica said…

    I think a larger banner and some more color would make your page pop more and be more noticeable. Also, I'd love to hear about how to go green when you don't have a lot of money. Thanks for the great giveaway! Erica, gumbi1313 at msn dot com

     
  • At 6/10/08, 2:26 PM, Blogger haylee said…

    I like your site but I feel a little bombarded when I first see it. If you could move some of the ads and such down a little it would feel a little more simplistic and better to me. Thanks for the giveaway...I love that you have those!

     

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