US Aurorae Yoga Mat Giveaway!

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Happy DECEMBURRRRRR!

And quite chilly this morning too.

Well, November ended with a BANG! And December started with a BANG!

Let me explain…

Yesterday, I was on Craigslist looking for a Christmas gift for Eric. And guess what I came across? A beautiful couch- for a crazy good price. I immediately emailed the seller and asked if we could take a look at it. I figured that it would be gone already because good deals sell so fast on Craigslist, especially in Toronto!

It was a dark brown sectional couch with a chaise (always wanted one!) and it was only a few months old and in mint condition. The owner was selling it because they were moving and it didn’t fit in their new condo (it is a BIG couch!).

Eric stopped by on his way home from work and…

We bought our very first couch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Every couch we have had up to this point has been a hand me down which is absolutely awesome, but we have secretly been longing for a couch that fit our new family room. After looking at prices earlier this year, we knew we couldn’t afford one.

He was shocked that it wasn’t gone already. He had to drive all the way to his brother’s to pick up a van, then drive back and put 1 part of the couch in the van, then drop it off, and then drive all the way back to Toronto to pick up the rest!!! He didn’t get home until about 11:30 last night. Poor guy!!!! I was at home waiting anxiously for it to arrive. Luckily, S & B kept me company. ;)

We are absolutely in love with it:

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It’s incredibly soft and comfy…

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and will be great for entertaining!

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…it is like brand new to us and our wallets are very happy. We figured that THREE lucky friends can crash on this couch at once! hahaha. ;) We are still university students at heart…

We will probably end up buying most of our furniture on Craigslist. You really can’t go wrong, 1) You save huge, and 2) You are recycling!! They have lots of cool antique pieces on Craigslist. Yes, there is a lot of crap to sift through, but it is so worth it. I also check out the FREE page a lot too! You’d be surprised how many people give away amazing things because they are in a rush.

The only thing we are not sure of is where to put our other brown couch. Right now it is here:

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and it looks kind of odd…but we were thinking of keeping it around for our Christmas party.

We also tried here:

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and it looked even more odd…

So we aren’t really sure what to do with it! Ideas????

I also want to find a coffee table off Craigslist as I don’t really like the one that is there now.

And why did Decemburrr start with a bang?

We have roofers here this morning and it sounds like an EARTHQUAKE in this house today! I swear they are going to fall through the roof on me. I woke up at 6am to BANG, BANG, BANG!!! I hit my alarm but it didn’t stop!

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US Yoga Mat by Aurorae Giveaway!

To my US readers: I know that Canadian only Oral-B contest was tough to swallow yesterday! I really wish I could have opened it up to US residents too, but I was not able to. Well, today we have a US resident only contest because all is fair in love and war on OSG.

The wonderful people from Aurorae are willing to giveaway one new yoga mat to a lucky US reader!

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I can’t review the mat myself as they do not ship to Canada, but I’d be curious to hear what you think of it should you win one.

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You get to choose the COLOUR of your mat should you win!!!

 

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How to enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post telling me what you would do with our extra brown couch  (hahah) AND what colour of mat you would choose.

Rules: Open to US residents only please. Contest closes Thursday Dec. 3rd at noon EST.

Goodluck!

Canucks: Don’t forget to enter the Oral-B Giveaway!

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Ok, now that this home reno stuff is out of my system, I promise to get back to my health posts and hot topics!!!!

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1 courtney December 1, 2009

I feel a little strange, but I have definite couch envy! Congrats on your great find :) I think the couches look okay back-to-back for the holiday season, and then maybe you can find another room for it or recycle it on Craigslist :) As for the yoga mat, I would LOVE to win and I think I would pick solar. It is so warm and sunny and would brighten up the winter blahs! Have a great day!

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2 Abby December 1, 2009

I would re-sell your old couch on Craigslist and use the money to buy an awesome coffee table to go with your beautiful new couch!!!! If i won the Yoga Mat i would choose Black.. goes with everything!

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3 Rachel Peterson December 1, 2009

I would put that extra couch in a study/office area. I always want to lounge when I am reading.

Oh, and I would choose the Ocean colored yoga mat.

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4 Kristen December 1, 2009

What a great find! It pays to be patient and shop around!

I think you should donate it or sell it on Craigslist. That way maybe you can find something else for your living room or also have some extra money for Christmas presents.

I love the violet yoga mat and I love that they have descriptions of the colors.

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5 cathy December 1, 2009

I actually don’t think the small couch looked that bad sideways behing the sectional. If I got the yoga mat I would get the solar one. :^)

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6 Lexie Bond December 1, 2009

I think you should put the couch on the other side of the coffee table and just have an intimate square of couches. Haha. If I won the yoga mat, I’d choose the seamist color!

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7 Tracy December 1, 2009

Hi Angela–

Congratulations on your new couch! We have found some of our favorite things in our home on Craigslist for amazing prices. Such a good feeling to have something new and to know that you got a good deal!

My suggestion is to give someone else the same pleasure and put your old couch up on Craigslist for someone else to enjoy this holiday season. There is probably someone out there who needs a couch who would be thrilled, like you were, to find it!

Love all the yoga mat colors, but violet is definitely my favorite.

Happy holidays! :)

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8 Jennifer December 1, 2009

I think you should either find a shelter that could use it (or knows someone who needs one) or pass along to a college “kid”.

I would love the yoga mat in solar! It is bright and sunny and invigorating!!!

Thanx for all of your recipes and inspiring stories and quotes. I have passed along your blog to a co-worker! We both love it! I have also made (and tweaked to our tastes) your power muffins and they are the BOMB!!

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9 Steph December 1, 2009

Happy December Angela!

I think maybe you should selling your other couch on craigslist. The new couch is fabulous and so big that you probably dont even really need the other couch.

I love all the colors in the yoga mat. Cant decide which I like better, violet or solar. I love them both!

PS I made my first green monster the other day and it was absolutely delicious. My husband thinks Im a little crazy but I love them and am planning to have one as often as possible. Thank you for inspiring me!

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10 Ellie December 1, 2009

Hi Angela!
I would donate the couch to salvation army if they have that in Canada?
I would choose the yoga mat in solar because it looks like the sun!

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11 Ginny December 2, 2009

I would re sell the brown couch on craigslist and I would love to have the seamist green yoga mat…so cute!!!

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12 Nina December 1, 2009

Hi Angie!

Honestly, I would sell the couch on Craigslist because it’s like giving back to the Karma gods for your amazing (and lucky!) purchase. Since your old brown couch looks pretty nice to me from the pictures, I know someone else could greatly benefit from it! If you aren’t up to that, does it fit inside of your office? That might be a nice location for a couch (could double as a guest room?)!

As for the color of the yoga mat, I would choose the seamist because it is just so calming to me.

Thanks for the cool giveaway! :-)

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13 maggie December 1, 2009

to be honest, i would probably put the couch somewhere that my doggie could snuggle up on it. she loves fabric couches (oppose to the leather one we currently have). i know, that is kind of pathetic, but i just love my lil black BooBoo.
I would want the Violet yoga mat!!!

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14 Bonnie December 1, 2009

Solar for me please! :) Does the old couch have to stay in the same room? Maybe there is a place for it in another room until the party, and then I say put that bad boy on craiglist! Someone might want it (plus you get a little cash for it!)

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15 Angela Dawn December 1, 2009

Firstly, I love your blog. My best friend Krista introduced me to it last week, and I’ve been hooked ever since!
Secondly, we have the same name, which pretty much makes us really awesome.
Third, I think you should try moving your couch (the oddly placed one) where your Christmas tree is, and sort of swap the tree and the couch. It could look really pretty by the sliding doors (your tree.)
Lastly, I love orange so much that I painted my bedroom pumpkin orange. So I just wanted to add in the last part about the yoga mat, and that I would clearly choose orange if I won : ) Plus, it’s the color of the Glow Website, how can you go wrong with orange?

Thanks for all the inspiration and I hope you figure out your couch situation :)

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16 Katie (Sweet Tater) December 1, 2009

i’d go with a black mat…

and i do believe i’d sell the extra couch and use to money to buy two cute wing back chairs and set up a little reading nook over there.

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17 Angela Dawn December 1, 2009

PS- By “orange” I mean Solar : )

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18 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 1, 2009

I love the couch!

I would choose the purple mat, and in all honesty, if you have no need for the couch, can you donate it or leave it out for someone to take? That’s what we do.

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19 Laura December 1, 2009

I would donate the couch and have them come pick it up. Although I have a spare couch right now too, nobody will come get it.

I would love the Violet yoga mat if I won!

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20 Julie @savvyeats December 1, 2009

Sell the old couch on Craigslist :)

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21 Susan December 1, 2009

maybe you can put the couch in front of the table when you have guests over that way everyone is facing each other? just a suggestion. I’d love the violet one! :)

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22 Becky December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch on craigslist or even give it away if you so choose. For the mat, violet for sure and I would be happy to write a review:)

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23 Jane December 1, 2009

I love the look of the Violet mat and could really use a new one! I agree that selling your old couch on c-list and using the $ to make a reading nook with some chairs, or to offset the cost of the new couch sounds like a great plan. Thanks for the great contest!

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24 Julie @savvyeats December 1, 2009

Sorry, I should have left these in the same comment!

Like I said, I would sell the old couch on Craigslist.

And I love the “solar” colored mat — so pretty and inspiring!

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25 jewels December 1, 2009

I’d love the violet one!!! The back to back look is great for parties! Kind of like a lounge

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26 Kim December 1, 2009

I would donate the couch. It’s in good shape and a family could benefit from purchasing it at a low cost for their family. Keep the good karma flowing :) or it could be a door prize at your christmas party haha

I adore the ocean color yoga mat

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27 Dori December 1, 2009

I have been wanting to buy a yoga mat! I’d get the lilac, on a purple kick lately. Is there room in your bedroom for the couch? I love when bedrooms have a spot for sitting.

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28 Callie December 1, 2009

Solar for me please! :) Your new couch looks great! We found our sectional on Craigslist too!! I agree with the other commenters – put the old one on Craigslist! But in the meantime, I think where you have it works for the Christmas party. Who doesn’t love some extra seating?

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29 Kristy Galea December 1, 2009

You should put your old couch on Craigslist and pay it forward. Have someone else feel excited just like you for a new couch during the holidays.

I love the orange mat if I were to win.

Make it a wonderful day!
-Kristy

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30 Jill December 1, 2009

Put it on the front porch — heh, sorry, college party flashback moment. I concur with all of the craiglist suggestions!

Love the solar–such great energy for warrior poses!

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31 Gina December 1, 2009

I would probably sell or donate the couch if I couldn’t find a good place for it.
I love the seamist color.

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32 brandi December 1, 2009

Do you have another room you could put it in? OR possibly move the tree and have the other couch across from the new one?

I love sectionals – we have one very similar, but not as big.

I would pick the Ocean color – blues relax me.

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33 Lu December 1, 2009

I think that you should donate your couch. At least in the US The Salvation Army will come and pick it up for you. It would make someone really happy. If I were to win the yoga mat, I would pick the Violet one. I love that color. I love Bikram Yoga, and have been jonesing for a new mat. Congratulations on your new couch. It looks great.

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34 Estela @ Weekly Bite December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch on Craigs List.

I would like the violet color :)

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35 Janie B. December 1, 2009

I like the infinity.

Do you have a basement? You could put it down here, or have a bonfire with friends and burn it if you don’t want it anymore :)

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36 Tiffany December 1, 2009

Keep the couch in the room for the party, then sell/donate it, unless you have a basement… that’s where all of the stuff I don’t know what to do with goes! Although then you’d just end up with a room full of “stuff” haha. Yeah I’d say sell/donate :)

Oh yeah, and the seamist is an absolutely beautiful color. I currently have a red mat with koi on it, and I would love a more calming color.

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37 Catherine December 1, 2009

I would definitely put your old couch on Craigslist!! Get a little extra moolah :)
I like the infinity color. I would never really think to get a black yoga mat (I love bright colors), but I loved the description of it! It was the “potential of endless possibilities” that got me.

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38 Ellie December 1, 2009

Love the now couch! I agree with Angela D. that you should switch the couch and the Christmas tree. That way you’d have more of a sitting area for the party, and the tree would look great in front of the glass doors.
As for the yoga mat, I would choose violet – its so pretty and I’m just drawn to it for some reason! Thanks for the awesome give-away.

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39 Dara G December 1, 2009

I like Seamist! :)

and i would either put the couch on the opposite side of the coffee table (so the people on each couch could face each other) OR put it back on Craigslist. :)

congrats on the couch! i LOVE craigslist!

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40 JT December 1, 2009

Congrats on your new sectional – it looks great. Just in time for holiday entertaining :) Do you have room to put your extra couch in the office…for those quick naps that you need to re-charge?
I would love an orange mat. I signed up for yoga and pilates and I am currently using my old, old mat and would love to try a new one:) PICK ME!!!!

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41 VegFigureSk8er December 1, 2009

Happy 1st of dec!
I would donate the couch or try to sell it on cragslist.

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42 FrecklesFreeze December 1, 2009

Congrats on your great find :)
Do you have an extra room? My husband likes to play video game and we are trying to make this extra room his entertainment room where he can play games without any interruptions. If the couch turns into a bed, the entertainment room could also become a guest room.
As for the color of yoga mat, I want Solar! Love the color~!

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43 Shelly December 1, 2009

I think you should move the couch to another room in the house. I would pick the Ocean mat if I won because I love Blue!

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44 Jennie December 1, 2009

Now that you have a beautiful new couch, I think you should donate your old one. I’ve not had the best luck with Craigslist, but like donating to Good Will and getting the tax write off. I would love a new yoga mat, Violet is my favorite.

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45 Allison December 1, 2009

I would sell your couch on Craigslist. Maybe someone can benefit from a good deal like you guys did! And I would want the violet yoga mat!

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46 Melanie December 1, 2009

How big is your bedroom or the guest room? I know lots of people that make a little “sitting area” in a bedroom…maybe you could put it in there? Otherwise, sell it!

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47 Michelle December 1, 2009

If I really couldn’t find a place for the couch, I would donate it! As for the mat, the blue color looks beautiful! A new yoga mat is on my X-mas wishlist–hope you pick me! :)

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48 Morgan December 1, 2009

Do you have a guest room you can put it in?
Or could you sell it or donate it? I’m sure someone else out there would love to have it!

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49 Felicia December 1, 2009

Sell the couch on craigslist, and then use the money to buy the new coffee table you want!

I’d pick the solar mat. :)

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50 Whitney December 1, 2009

Love the couch! I would put your old one in an entirely different room. I love couches in bedrooms — a blanket and lamp make for a perfect reading space.

As for the yoga mat, I would have to choose black. My lighter mats always get dirty even when I clean them off after each practice. Black might solve all of my problems :)

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51 Anne Marie @ New Weigh of Life December 1, 2009

Congrats on the new couch! I’ve been checking Craigslist here and there for one for the hubby and I’s home. It’s such an awesome site!

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52 Jackie December 1, 2009

I think that you should donate it to a charity. Since you have no use for it, nor does it seem to fit, I am sure there is someone out there who either cannot afford furniture or had something happen that they lost theirs. It is a great way to give back and pay your good fortune forward
:)

Also-I really like the Violet yoga mat!

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53 Angie December 1, 2009

What’s the material on your new couch? I love it! micro-fiber?

The brown couch.. I say Craigslist it! Your new couch is plenty big, and the old one is taking away from its beauty. :)

I think I’d choose the sea mist color. It would remind me to always be eco-friendly. Ocean is pretty too.

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54 Chrysta December 1, 2009

I would pick the Violet mat. Awesome giveaway by the way!

I would maybe use it as a spare couch in a guest room maybe? Or if you dont have the space for it maybe donate it to charity?

Have a great day!

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55 Katy S. December 1, 2009

My husband and I love craigslist! We got a brand new flat screen LCD TV on there. I almost felt like we were stealing it, it was so cheap.

What is opposite of the sectional besides the Christmas tree? Maybe the couch could go there. I also like the idea that some people have said about selling your couch!

I would chose the green mat (seamist). I’m a sucker for anything green:)

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56 Jessica P December 1, 2009

Do you have a bonus room in your house? Or even an extra guest bedroom you could turn into a den/zen retreat? I think that’s what I would do. But, if there wasn’t any more rooms in your house to put it in, I think I would either sell it on Craigslist or to a friend- if you ask around you’re bound to find someone who needs what you have. I think I would pick the ocean colored yoga mat.

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57 Kristen @ Simply Savor December 1, 2009

good buy! the couch looks great! as for where to put the other one, maybe putting it into another room and creating a small seating area? as for the yoga mat, i loove the violet color and am in desperate need of a new mat! hope i win!!

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58 Hannah S December 1, 2009

The couch could be a bed for Sketchie!!!

I love the yellow yoga mat. Very inspiring and happy.

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59 MonicainDallas December 1, 2009

I absolutely HATE trying to figure out what to do to get rid of usable things that I don’t want or need anymore. Filling up landfill space just doesn’t work for me!
But… I would offer the couch for sale on Craigslist first. If it doesn’t sell there after a week or so (two postings max), I would donate it to an organization that benefits battered women. (I’m sure the love in you and Eric’s home would radiate out into helping someone set up their home.)

Love the yoga mats. I’ve only ever had purple mats, so while I’m really drawn to the violet, I’d choose the calming seamist color.

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60 Leah @ L4L December 1, 2009

I like the idea of hanging on to it through your party. I think afterwards, donating it would be best. Or try to sell it on Craigslist to make some extra cash! :D

I would get the black mat for my fiance. He hates using my hot pink mat! hehe…

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61 Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries December 1, 2009

The couches look SOOOOO comfy!! Congrats :)

Could you use the other one in another room? Or do you have family that could use it?

On the yoga mat–I’d def go with the violet!

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62 Anne@the doctor takes a wife December 1, 2009

Do you have another room where you could use a cute loveseat?? RECOVER IT!! All you need is a staple gun and some cute fabric, and just go to town :)

I love the ocean color… so soothing!!

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63 genesis December 1, 2009

for the couch I would put it on craigslist FREE section, or maybe reupholster it and place it in the den (if you have one) or in a spare bedroom…

i choose the ocean mat!

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64 Deb December 1, 2009

Love the new couch so much & I would donate the old couch.

Would love the yoga mat in seamist.

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65 Deirdre December 1, 2009

First, is your coffee table from Ikea because I think my roomie and I have the same one?

What about putting the couch in your basement(if you have one) or your garage? It could make any area a random chillout place.

I really love your new couch. Its HUGE.

I would pick the violet yoga map because purple is my favorite color. Thanks for having a U.S. Giveaway! You’re so considerate!

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66 Jerilynne December 1, 2009

I say sell your couch on Craigslist. Or you can always donate it to Salvation Army/Good Will/another charity you want to support!

I’d pick the “solar” colored mat. I’ve been obsessed with all things orange lately =).

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67 Jess December 1, 2009

Selling the couch on Craigslist is a good idea, but you could also move it to another “unexpected room.” A few years back, we had a flood in our apartment and ended up with our couch in our (large) kitchen and dining room area for at least a month. It was weird at first but we ended up liking being able to sit on a comfy couch and hang out while the other was cooking or doing dishes.

So, I say look around your house for out of the way places that it might work – a large entry way or hallway, perhaps?

And I love the solar mat – yellow is my favorite color. So cheery!

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68 Katie December 1, 2009

Would the couch fit in your bedroom? Maybe set up like a little reading nook?

And yoga mat: I like the seamist…. and the solar… and the violet… it’s hard to pick just one! :)

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69 Katie December 1, 2009

I would definately sell your couch on craigslist. My husband and I buy and sell things on craisglist and ebay all the time. Money in for the money that goes out. You’re so right about sifting through the crap. If you list your couch for a reasonable price, it will sell within hours easily. Then you have a few more dollars for another great find or an extra Christmas present!!! Best of luck

The seamist mat looks adorable

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70 Kim December 1, 2009

I say keep the couch backed up against the other one for your Christmas party, then maybe sell it on craigslist, too? I’ve always loved couches in the kitchen, if your kitchen is big enough – it’s where everyone gathers to talk, anyway!

I’d pick solar or violet!

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71 MelissaNibbles December 1, 2009

How big is your bathroom? The Kardashians have a couch in their bathroom, so why not?

I like the solar mat. It’s bright and cheery!

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72 Aimee December 1, 2009

I like the idea to try and sell it on Craigslist if you really don’t need it!

I like the Solar mat a lot!

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73 Casey December 1, 2009

Cute couch! I love Craig’s List.

I agree that you should try to use the couch in another room. Doesn’t look like it really fits in that same room with the other couch.

I’d go for the violet yoga mat. Super cute!

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74 Jocelyn December 1, 2009

I would say if you have space in an extra bedroom or office to put the couch, try it in one of those places, to create seating. Otherwise, if you don’t have space, definitely sell it on Craigslist!

I would love the solar color mat! I am really loving bright yellows and oranges lately!

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75 Lauren December 1, 2009

Do you have another room (like a home office or something) where you could use the other couch? Congrats on the new couch. It looks so comfy!

I love the violet yoga mat!

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76 Clare December 1, 2009

If you have room-what a bout a kitchen couch? That way you bake/snooze/bake/flop! And I would love love a new yoga mat. I am a yoga teacher and my poor little mat has so many miles on it! I think I would really go crazy and get the violet! Thank you!

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77 Erica December 1, 2009

Craigslist is a good idea! Or do you have a basement or another room that could use more seating?

I like the seamist mat!

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78 Jen from Losing the Shadow December 1, 2009

The couch would not fit in my apartment as one piece so I would have to break it up and place it where ever I could find a spot.

I would love the Ocean mat.

Your blog is awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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79 Mellissa December 1, 2009

Do you have a basement or rec room you could put the couch in? If not donate it.

I want the color Solar, since orange is my favorite color.

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80 jenna December 1, 2009

wow, what a great find. the new couch is beautiful! what about putting the old couch on craigslist? maybe you could swap the couch for a new coffee table. i found a great deal on a brown sectional the other day but unfortunately i need a house to put it in first, haha.
i love the infinity mat.

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81 Tiffanie December 1, 2009

Love the new couch! Love the fact even more that you got it for a steal! I just LOVE when that happens!!! Since I can’t see the rest of your house I can’t fully give you an idea where to put it. What about a spare bedroom? Living room? Den? Office?

As far as the yoga mat…PICK ME, PICK ME! My husband has recently picked up doing Bikram Yoga and he’s a sweaty mess after coming out of that 105 degree room! He’s been talking about these particular yoga mats and would LOVE to have one! How awesome would that be if I won this and was able to surprise him with a BLACK one on Christmas morning!!!

Thanks Ange! What fun this is! :)

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82 Sarah R December 1, 2009

Our old couches always end up in the basement before being passed on to younger family members. Is there room in your office?

Even though I’m a purple gal, the Solar mat is really catching my eye. I don’t have a yoga mat yet and would love to win one!!

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83 Blogless Neena December 1, 2009

I absolutely love your new couch. And it seems to work perfectly in the room…how lucky! I would also say sell the other couch, not knowing your house well enough. ;-)

The solar mats are beautiful. I think I would go for the violet. :-) Good luck with your decision on the couch!

PS Your blog is just what I’ve needed right now, thanks for being here.

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84 April December 1, 2009

Solar color!!

I would give the couch to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

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85 Katie December 1, 2009

Oh how I would love one of those mats!!! I would pick the Seamist color…

Your new couch is fabulous! I would definitely sell your old couch or even give it away. I just donated a couch to a local charitable organization and they even came and picked it up!

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86 Lizzie December 1, 2009

How ironic – I am using craigslist at the moment looking for a new bed and/or bed frame. Love it!! Hanging out to see if these people one ahead of me will take this bed I am very interested in . . hopefully not! :) It’s an IKEA frame and only a few months old, but $100 cheaper than in the store!
People peruse craigslist for any items. I gave away a bottle of UGG boot cleaner a couple of months ago and 4 people called asking for it!!

Congrats on the couch!

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87 Jess December 1, 2009

What about putting the couch in another room – bedroom or sitting room maybe? or guest room?

I’d go for the ocean color – I miss the ocean!

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88 Sarah December 1, 2009

Pay it forward :) I would put the old couch back onto Craigslist, there will be someone just as grateful to find it as you were yesterday!

I would choose the violet, it’s just lovely.

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89 Sarah December 1, 2009

I would choose the blue (Ocean) yoga mat – my favorite color!

Do you have another room the couch could fit in? If not, I agree with a lot of commenters, you should freecycle or Craigslist it.

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90 angela@A Healty Fit December 1, 2009

We just bought our first couch too! It’s amazing to have a big person’s couch! Do you have a basement or garage you can put the couch in? Otherwise I think it’s ok where it is for now…are you going to put it on craigslist or donate it??

I would totally love the yoga mat in seamist! I just talked my hubby into doing yoga with me and we need another mat.

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91 Julie K December 1, 2009

Well since you’ve appreciated your hand me down furniture so much…is there anyone you can pass the couch to? You know, pay it forward :)

As for the mat color…definitely the seamist. I’ve been obsessed with that color recently!

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92 Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar December 1, 2009

I like the back-to-back picture up there. I think you should leave it like that.

I want a yoga matttt!

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93 Megan @ Megzz Wins At Life December 1, 2009

Do you have another room you could put it in??

I would choose the violet mat!

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94 KatieMoo December 1, 2009

I LOVE THE COUCH! Oh man, it’s so gorgeous! And I agree with the others, I think that you should put it on Craigslist and make someone else’s day.

I think I would choose solar because it’s so happy!

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95 Brianna December 1, 2009

I would definitely choose the Ocean colored mat. Its just such a pretty blue! :)

As for the couch, I would keep it around for your christmas party, and then sell it on Craig’s List. Maybe when you sell the couch you’ll find a new coffee table in return! :)

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96 Elizabeth December 1, 2009

Your new sofa is genius! I love when people have great luck on Craiglist (I haven’t… yet!). We were recently trying to unload some old furniture, to make room for new furniture and found a homeless advocacy agency in Boston (I’m sure there’s something similar up your way) that uses donated goods to set up temporary/permanent shelter for families. Bonus: they’ll pick up. Super bonus: you’ll feel good.

I’d love a chance to win one of these cute yoga mats (seamist is my favorite!).

Hope all’s well!

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97 Mag December 1, 2009

Put your old couch up on Craigslist – it might earn you some good karma and I’m sure it would make some student or young couple starting out very happy!
I would choose the Infinity color mat – mostly because it would match my yoga clothes :)

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98 JESSICA December 1, 2009

HMMM LETS SEE: IN YOUR ENTRY ROOM? BEDROOM? OR CRAIGLIST AND SPEND THAT MONEY ON A NEW COFFEE TABLE :)

I WOULD LOVE THE VIOLET ONE. THOSE MATS LOOK AWESOME.

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99 Runeatrepeat December 1, 2009

I like Seamist :)

Don’t put the couch in front of the sliding glass door – fire hazards stress me out. Just hang on to it until the Christmas party and then pass it on.

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100 elliebelle December 1, 2009

Great couch! It looks very cozy and comfy. As far as your other couch – see if you can make a little of your money back on Craigslist! Otherwise, do you have a basement? That’s where all of our unused things seem to go. haha
As far as the mat color, I think I’d have to choose violet or solar…I can’t decide which. I like them both!

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101 Julia December 1, 2009

I would leave it behind the other couch for now… great set up for a party. And then before giving it away, see if you have any use for it in another room. guest room? study?

And I would choose Seamist or Infinity

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102 Brandy December 1, 2009

Put it in a guest room or sell it right back on craigslist!

I would love a violet mat! I need a soothing, calming mat for my prenatal yoga!

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103 Gabby December 1, 2009

My sister is an elementary school teacher and has two couches in her classroom. The kids use them during reading time and recess, when it’s too cold to go outside (as it often is in Michigan.) Maybe you could find a school in your neighborhood that could use a couch?

I’d love the Infinity mat. I take yoga classes about four times a week and have been working with the same pink mat for about two years- the dark one would definitely be a welcome change.

PS love the blog. I started Whittle my Middle yerterday.

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104 Jessie December 1, 2009

If I had a spare sofa for my house I would put it in the office/spare bedroom or in the loft.

If you don’t have extra space in any other room then I would donate it to a halfway house or youth center.

I love the seamist mat!

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105 Allison December 1, 2009

Put it in front of your house. It will be gone by morning.
Well, at least when I lived in LA that was the case!
LOVE the blue!!!

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106 Lynne December 1, 2009

I think you should make the old couch a new bed for Sketchie. Do you have a spare bedroom to store it temporarily? I would choose the “ocean” colored yoga mat to keep me thinking cool thoughts in the hot yoga room!

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107 Stephanie December 1, 2009

If you honestly can’t find a good place to keep your old couch, then why not sell it? You could use the money to buy a new coffee table!

I think I would choose the black mat, I know it sounds kind of boring, but that is the one that just pops out to me. I do need a new yoga mat too!

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108 Holly December 1, 2009

I would put the couch in another room if you want it for an “extra bed” for holiday guests. It’s too much furniture to keep it in that room, then maybe put it on Craigslist.

I like the solar mat.

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109 Heather December 1, 2009

Do you have a spare room you could turn into a cozy den? That’s totally what I would do… or a man-cave? I bet Eric would ilke that! I love the Ocean color!

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110 Autumn Tao December 1, 2009

Violet. I think you should pay it forward with your old couch and put it up for free on Craigslist.

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111 Maggie December 1, 2009

I agree with everyone who is saying to sell the old couch. Let the new one be the star! That way you can use the money earned to spruce up the living room even more or just save it for later!

As for the mat, I love the ocean color—so calming.

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112 Kristie Lynn December 1, 2009

I’m sure you’ve already thought of selling it on Craigslist, but what about donating it somewhere? I bet there are a lot of needy families that would love to have your couch as a Christmas gift!

Violet would be the mat color I would choose – I’m all for feeling calmed when I’m doing yoga.

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113 Diane Doesn't Diet December 1, 2009

Do you have a basement or an empty-ish room for the old couch? (LOVELOVELOVE the new one, by the way!) If not, I’d say sell it on Craigslist and have some fun with the extra cash.

I’d love to win the giveaway, and I would pick the violet mat!

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114 Abby December 1, 2009

Maybe you could put it in the basement or a spare room and just bring it ot the living room for the party for some extra seating. After that, I’d sell it or give it to a salvation army or some similar place. And I’d love the Yoga Mat in Solar!

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115 Haleigh December 1, 2009

If you have nowhere to put the extra couch, then I would say try to sell it. I have the same coffee table from Ikea!

I would choose the violet yoga mat, the color is light and it reminds me of the crisp, clean sky.

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116 junghwa December 1, 2009

i would love to win the green one for intellect!

i think i would put it in the garden (LOL) for extra cushioning.. hahah don’t listen to me. i am out of my mind ;)

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117 Stacie December 1, 2009

Re couch, why not put it on Craig’s list? Either that or donate it to some poor recent graduate!

Re the mat, I’d love seamist. I don’t have a mat yet so I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

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118 Catie December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch, make you not feel so bad about buying a new one! I think your new couch can fit a ton of people on it. You won’t need another one. I would love a new yoga mat! It’s actually on my Christmas list. I would love it in the Ocean Blue.

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119 Greta December 1, 2009

I love the new couch!

I’m not sure what the layout of the room is now, but here goes my suggestion: Could you leave the chaise in the corner, as is, put the old couch against the wall on the other side of the sliding door (like in the photo), and the large part of your new couch across from it, maybe near your Christmas tree, or on the other side of it?

I hope that’s not too confusing!

Onto the mats… the Seamist mat immediately jumped out at me, and I love the description. I recently lost my yoga mat in a move into my boyfriend’s house, so I am in need of a new one. :(

Thank you for the opportunity!

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120 Fallon December 1, 2009

Do you have an extra room? Say like an office? You can always stick the extra couch in there!

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121 Lauren Christine. December 1, 2009

you could donate it! and i’d choose the solar colored yoga mat to give me energy when i practice. thanks for the giveaway.

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122 Kristy December 1, 2009

I would give the couch to charity and help someone else out who can’t afford a new one! I would choose the solar mat! :)

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123 Lauren December 1, 2009

I’d put the old brown couch in the basement – you never know if someday you could convert another bedroom to a “study” and have a cozy couch in there!

I’d love the green seamist mat. If I won I’d give it to my partner Jess as a Christmas present. :)

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124 Stephanie December 1, 2009

I think I would probably keep it around for the Christmas party then put it in another room if I had room. If not, sell/donate it!

I would LOVE the Ocean mat!!

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125 Caroline December 1, 2009

I’d probably donate it to Goodwill! And I would LOVE the violet mat!

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126 Erin December 1, 2009

I would try to sell it on ebay or craigslist. My mat color of choice is violet, because that is my favorite color. Thanks Angela. Merry Christmas!

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127 sue December 1, 2009

I love your sectional! My husband and I bought a condo two years ago and one of our first (and pretty much only) major purchases was our big comfy sectional couch, they’re awesome! my favorite spot is either one of the big square corners to curl up in. i would keep your old couch the way you had it in the first shot for now, and then give it away after entertaining for the holidays.
i would pick the seamist color mat, since green of any shade is my favorite color.

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128 Grace December 1, 2009

Hmm..why don’t you do good for the earth and recycle your old couch! Sell if on craigs list, and hopefully someone will buy it and become just as happy with it as you are with your new one!
For the time being, I think you should keep it around where it is, for your holiday parties. This way everyone will have a place to sit and relax, or spend the night!

Good luck choosing a winner for the contest! I love doing yoga and pilates, but I do not have a mat! Im a college student living on a budget haha

PS-I made my first Green Monster the other morning, well it turned out more on the purple side, but it was DELICIOUS! I am now hooked (:

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129 Ashley December 1, 2009

Great find with the couch! I found my kitchen table on craigslist and it’s still standing :)

I would use the extra couch in a den or a spare bedroom. I would also pick the seamist color mat…I love green :)

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130 Jacqueline December 1, 2009

I agree with a lot of people above and sell it. If you want to keep it, maybe put it in a spare bedroom?

I would choose the Violet color.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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131 Sara December 1, 2009

I would leave the couch like you have it in the second picture for the party! That way, people can gather around either couch for both parties, but they can still kind of see each other.
I would choose the black yoga mat- I like that it signifies strength!

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132 Pam (Pamcakes and Eggs) December 1, 2009

Sell the couch on craigslist!! Extra christmas money….

I’d pick seamist! It’s a soothing color.

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133 Nicole of Raspberry Stethoscope December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch!! make some cash. Or if you’re feeling generous, donate it to someone for the holidays.
I would choose the green one:)

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134 Maggie December 1, 2009

I think you should sell your old couch on Craigslist for a great price. Not only are you making money but you’re also passing on the great luck!!

And I’ll take the ocean, please. :)

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135 Stephanie December 1, 2009

I would do one of two things. I would put it in another room and create a small little sitting room. A place to get away and read a good book. Or I would sell it on craigslist!

Love Craigslist! ;)

I would choose seamist

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136 Melinda December 1, 2009

We tempoararily had 2 sets of furniture, not matching at all, crammed into one living room. It sucked, but it made it easy to have a party there one night. Once we moved we had 2 living rooms so it worked out much better. I guess that is what happens when 2 people move in together. So if you have a basement, stick it there and bring it out if you need it for entertaining or just get rid of it on craigs list and get it out of your mind once and for all.

If I won this mat then I would like the violet.

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137 AGS December 1, 2009

I think you should make some kind of cover for the old couch using old and ugly sweaters and have it be the main attraction for the holiday sweater party.

Then I think you should try to sell it on Craig’s list. . . and highlight the fact that it can be a center piece for future ugly sweater parties. I’m sure it will be a hot ticket item.

Just kidding!!! ;)

Enjoy your new find. It looks great.

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138 Danielle December 1, 2009

hmm I would probably put the couch in a bedroom, or sell it back

and I would love a yoga mat! In ocean blue

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139 Tara December 1, 2009

Hi! Just found your website and I love it! I would either sell your old couch on Craigslist, or donate it to a friend or local shelter. You never know who you could help…and it wouldn’t end up in a landfill just yet!

I’d choose Infinity!

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140 Bonniejean December 1, 2009

Craig’s List the couch! Your new chaise lounge is divine!

I like lavender, very soothing.

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141 Katie December 1, 2009

Resell it? UM Ocean or Violet. Not sure depends on the day I ordered ;)

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142 Tay December 1, 2009

What a beautiful couch! I love it :-) Well do you have another room that could use the brown couch? Or in your bedroom? I’ve always wanted a couch in my bedroom. And I’d love the solar colored mat. Bright and orange :-)

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143 Paige @ Running Around Normal December 1, 2009

Love the couch! It looks awesome!
What I would do with your old couch is sell it on Craiglist! haha do you really need it anymore?

And I would definitely pick the seamest (green) yoga mat. So pretty and so soothing:)

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144 Ashlee December 1, 2009

I’d choose the green mat! You could post your old couch on Craigslist or put it in another bedroom or office.

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145 lora December 1, 2009

you should sell the old couch and buy some new things for urself ;) and i love the seamist or solour color!

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146 Ashley December 1, 2009

Ang is the new couch purple? Or are my computer settings off? Lol.

You can send your extra couch to me! My front room is empty and awkward without one :(

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147 Alyssa December 1, 2009

I would keep the couch around as well for the Christmas Party; I mean maybe another person will end up needing to crash there :) Then if I didn’t have a place for it in my house I would see if I could fit it in my garage for nice summer nights.
Those mats seem awesome – I would pick Solar.

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148 Liz December 1, 2009

What an awesome new couch. Is that a fire place I see? You should put the old couch facing the fireplace, a great place for Christmas party guests :) I would love a new yoga mat. My cat Gus likes to do some Kitty Yoga when I leave out my mat, and his claws have pulled out some chunks! I would love that solar mat, it definitely glows.

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149 Sarah December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch after your Christmas party and give back to the Craigslist community. You’ll feel good about doing it too :)

I love the violet yoga mat. It’s looks so relaxing and calming, just what I need when doing yoga.

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150 Cyndi December 1, 2009

Sell it!!!
I love the violet mat! I am setting up a yoga “studio” in my guest bedroom and would love the new violet mat for it!

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151 kilax December 1, 2009

I have an architecture degree and work as a Space Planner. If you send me a lyout of your space I can help you figure out where to put the couch! Personally, I would get a cover for it, maybe in red or beige, and put it in another room!

I would choose Solar! I like the description and orange is my fave color.

By the way, your new couch looks superb!

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152 Erika December 1, 2009

Can you recover the old couch and use it in another part of the house?

I would go with black. I love black for anything!

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153 Renee December 1, 2009

I LOVE the new couch!!! Great color!

I would donate the couch to the ASPCA thrift store…all proceeds directly benefit homeless animals!

As for the mat, I love the Seamist….so earthy :)

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154 Dalynn December 1, 2009

I have several ideas for the couch:

1. Freecycle it
2. Put it back up on Craigslist and reap the benefits
3. Donate it to a homeless shelter, women’s shelter, teen center, etc… whatever you feel passionate about really. For example, a local woman’s center here collects pieces of furniture and other essentials so that women leaving abusive relationships can get back on their feet. You can share your love and passion for healthy living to someone who really needs it!

And for the yoga mat? I personally like Solar or Violet. Both would really brighten up my dreary winter days indoors… and get me ready for my adventures outdoors (snowshoeing, here I come!). :) Cheers!

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155 Rachel December 1, 2009

Another vote for selling the old couch on craigslist. Your new couch is so pretty and big – which seems to clash with the older couch. I’d sell it and use the money to buy something else for that area.

As for the yoga mat, I’d pick seamist!

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156 Tracey @ TropicalHappiness December 1, 2009

Oh, pick me, I’d be HAPPY to do a review of the yoga mat! ;) I think I’d pick the seamist one. The violet is gorgeous too. And the ocean is pretty, but I think seamist would be more relaxing to look at! :)

I’d get rid of the couch on craigslist before your xmas party. I think the room looks so much better without it. Plus, your new couch has tons of seating. If you feel like you REALLY need extra seating, I would get a card table with some chairs (and a great table cloth, of course), and put it where you currently have the old couch. I doubt you’d have three people sitting back there on that couch away from everyone else. And I love the non-cluttered look. But that’s just me!

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157 Natalie December 1, 2009

I would put your old couch right back on craiglist! The money that you make on that would make your purchase of the new couch even cheaper! If I won the yoga mat I would definitly choose violet! Purple is my favorite color. I am even planning my June wedding around all shades of purple!

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158 Jenna December 1, 2009

Could you donate the couch? Or reupholster with a new fabric that you love for another part of your house?

Love your new couch!

I would go with the violet mat. I need a yoga mat!

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159 Jen Williamson December 1, 2009

I would complete the Craigslist circle of life and put your old couch up for sale on Craigslist so someone who needs a smaller couch can buy it! ;)

As for yoga mat color, I would go with Solar because it reminds me of sunshine and makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.

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160 Anne P December 1, 2009

Ocean or violet :)

Not sure on the couch… put it in another room? Or sell it on craigslist and make some $$ back?

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161 Lara (Thinspired) December 1, 2009

Yay! I’m finally a US resident again, so I can enter your contests! :)

Can you put the brown couch in another room to add more seating throughout the house? Maybe in the office?

I like the violet yoga mat :) Nice and calming…

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162 Dana December 1, 2009

I would love either Seamist or violet.

I would suggest putting your extra couch into a spare bedroom if you have the room? We have the same problem, big furniture in a smallish room. You could also consider asking a close friend if they could store it until you are ready or have a place for it?

Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

Dana

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163 Alicia December 1, 2009

basement? guest room? or right onto Craigslist?!
I want seamist! :D

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164 joy December 1, 2009

I would probably sell the couch BUT if you need it first I like the second picture with a corner table between the two couches.

And solar for the mat would be my choice

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165 Monica December 1, 2009

Oohhh I love the violet mat. Since you can’t seem to find a place for it, I would put the couch on craigslist and let someone else give it some love (re-recycling?). you can make a little money towards the new couch or just give it away for free.. tis the season haha!

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166 Courtney December 1, 2009

I’d keep that couch facing the fireplace, at least for Christmas season! After that, if you haven’t found a place for it – sell it!

And I would have to go for the solar for the mat, I loovee orange!

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167 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) December 1, 2009

I would put the brown couch in your office so that you have a place to lounge while the other one of you is working :-)

and I want the seamist yoga mat – green is my favorite color!

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168 Lindsay H December 1, 2009

Unless there’s another room in your house desperately in need of some more seating, I’d get rid of it via Craigslist. Plus, then you could get some extra cash in your pocket for x-mas gifts!

For the yoga mat, I’m drawn to the seamist and solar mats. Both would make me feel happy during my mat sessions.

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169 Susan December 1, 2009

You could put the couch on craigslist…or do you know a college student who needs some dorm/apartment furniture? I’m sure it would be much appreciated!

I’d totally go for the ocean yoga mat!

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170 Ashley December 1, 2009

Loving the new sectional! I would keep the old sofa facing the fireplace until after Christmas and then sell it or donate it.

I would pick the Infinity yoga mat.

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171 Dara December 1, 2009

I would sell the old couch and buy a new coffee table with the money!

I love the violet yoga mat.

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172 Maureen December 1, 2009

I think you should put your old couch on Craigslist now!

I’d pick the Solar mat. It’s bright and cheery, and sunshine keeps me calm.

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173 Molly @thevegandorm December 1, 2009

I would take the black yoga mat!
and for the brown couch, I would donate the couch! If there isn’t a place for it, someone could either use that couch or they could make a little money off of it.

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174 Sana December 1, 2009

Oceannn! You should sell the couch and use that money for something that you want!

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175 Melissa December 1, 2009

I would try to sell the couch on Craigslist. Or, is there another room in the house where it could go? You could cover it with a different color and have a whole new look!

And for the yoga mat – I’d get the seamist or violet. Both are so pretty!

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176 Laura S December 1, 2009

I would keep the couch facing the fireplace and then sell it after Christmas!

I would go with Ocean yoga mat!

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177 Missy Maintains December 1, 2009

I would try to sell the couch on Craigslist! You could make enough money to decorate some more! I love the violet mat :)

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178 Julia December 1, 2009

Do you have room in your bedroom or office for a couch? Otherwise, you could always sell it, recycling!

I’d love the Ocean Yoga Mat!

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179 JenP December 1, 2009

I’d craigslist the couch!

Seamist is my fav.

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180 Brandi December 1, 2009

Love the solar color!! So bright and warm! As for the couch, if you have a covered patio, it would be great in there.

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181 Michelle December 1, 2009

You got a great deal on your “new” couch, so why not do the same for someone else? Plus, everyone could use a little green in their pockets around Christmas time. Personally, I could use a little green in my gym bag! I’d love a Seamist yoga mat!

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182 Lindsay December 1, 2009

Angela,

Do you have room to put the couch in a bedroom? That would be my idea…

Love the “infinity” colored yoga mat. Fun descriptions!

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183 Mary Z December 1, 2009

The new couch looks great! Now for the old couch..you might try calling some preschools or elementary schools in the area. They might take it as a donation for the ‘reading corner’.

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184 Lacey December 1, 2009

I think you should put two of the couches together face-to-face and make a little nest! Did anyone else like to do that as a child? Very comfortable and a great place to read. Not very inviting to guests, though.

As for the mats, I would pick the infinity color. To me it seems calming.

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185 Pam December 1, 2009

I would donate the couch and I would choose ‘Seamist’…all of the colors are pretty!

Enjoy!

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186 Lily @ Lily's Health Pad December 1, 2009

I would definitely choose violet! Maybe you could put your couch in your master bedroom? If you have enough space and the colors coordinate, it may be nice to comfortable spot to read and blog.

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187 NatalieB December 1, 2009

Congrats on the new couch! I would either sell the old couch or move it into a different room–could it fit in your exercise room? It could make a nice meditation couch or place to relax after a tough workout. I would love the violet color if I won the mat. Happy Holidays!

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188 Kristin December 1, 2009

For the yoga mat, I would either pick Seamist, because I love that green and it is a very tranquil yoga color, or Solar, as I already have lots and lots of green stuff and have recently become quite obsessed with yellow! As for the old couch, I would sell it on Craigslist! :)

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189 runRedrun December 1, 2009

If you want to hang on to it, I’d put it in a study/guest bedroom. Otherwise, try selling it on Craigslist. Oh, and I would choose Seamist.

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190 Britt - Runnerbelle December 1, 2009

Couch- if you want to have it for your party, I might create another seating area with it off to the side there. maybe add a couple other chairs. so that you can have a few conversation areas. after your party put it on Craigslist or donate it.

Yoga Mat- definitely ocean. love blue!

Congrats on the awesome deal on the new sofa!

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191 Rebecca December 1, 2009

Recycle it on craigslist of course after the holiday party! I think the yoga mat would be lovely in violet!

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192 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 1, 2009

These mats sound AMAZING!!! I would LOVE the Seamist color… so tranquil and pretty. :)

Wow, that couch in definitely an issue. I’d wait until the Christmas tree is out and try to find a spot. Otherwise, maybe you could put it in a bedroom or study?

xxoo
Heather

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193 Tricia December 1, 2009

Hey Angela!

You should definitely try to sell the couch! You could use the money to go Christmas shopping, or Angela shopping!
As for the yoga mat, I’d go with Infinity! Can’t go wrong with the “potential for endless possibilities!”

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194 Jessie (Vegan-minded) December 1, 2009

I love your new couch! If you can’t find use or space for the old one, you should try to sell it or give it away. I love the Seasmist green yoga mat!

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195 Ingunn December 1, 2009

Do you have another room you could put it in? If not, I would pay it forward by putting it on Craigslist…or put it on the front porch like a redneck ;o)

Oh, and I would choose the orange yoga mat, just because it’s such a “yoga” color.

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196 Krista December 1, 2009

I’m Krista that introduced my friend (with the same name) to your website! :) I agree with her on the placement of the old couch, either that or put it in a different room for now and then sell it on craigslist (I wish I lived in toronto because i need a couch and I would buy it, but alas I do not). And I would get the seamist mat because the is my favorite color of green! :)

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197 Holly December 1, 2009

I would love a yoga mat!! I’m trying to start practicing, but the hardwood floors hurt!!

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198 Emma December 1, 2009

Donate the couch to a deserving family/shelter. I would be so excited to have my own yoga mat. Somehow I never got around to buying one even though I practice regularly.

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199 kathleen December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch after the holidays. i would love a new yoga mat I have had mine for over 5 years and it has def seen better days.

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200 Brittany December 1, 2009

Well, considering it is officially the holiday season (December 1st), you could always give the couch away to Goodwill or the Salvation Army :) If you can’t find any other way to make use of it, you might as well share the love!

As far as the yoga mat, seamist definitely caught my eye. Gotta love that soothing green!

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201 Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 1, 2009

I’d donate the couch and I think I would pick the green mat!

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202 Katie O. December 1, 2009

Hi Ange,

Love the new couch- it is gorgeous and looks so comfy! It looks like it provides tons of seating, so if I were you I would give your old couch to a family member that needs it or just sell it on Craigslist.

The yoga mats look awesome! All of the colors are pretty, but I would ultimately pick Ocean… the description sold me! I look to yoga to relax yet maintain attention in all of the poses. Great giveaway!

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203 Meghan December 1, 2009

Why not list it on craigslist?! The proceeds could go towards a new coffeetable :) LOVE the new couch..very chic! I would choose the ocean mat…I am a blue girl all the way!

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204 Lauren December 1, 2009

I would put the old couch in an office or den where you can go to escape and cuddle up with a blanket and a book.

I would choose violet because it reminds me of spring and it’s so cold in Ohio right now!!

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205 Kimberly Lee December 1, 2009

I was thinking that you could keep the couch until after the holidays and then list it on Craigslist. I thought my suggestion was original until I saw a few of the other comments. Oh well, guess that’s what I get for being late to the party.

In terms of the yoga mat, I’d pick the solar color.

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206 Diane December 1, 2009

I would put the sofas back to back for now, and then maybe put it on Craig’s list in another month or so! Your new furniture is beautiful! I would choose Ocean for a yoga mat! They’re so pretty!

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207 ::christine:: December 1, 2009

okay… I really weally weally want that yoga mat *prays hard* I love the Seamist color as sage green is my favorite color and I need a yoga mat too! As for the couch, hold onto it until the party (good idea) and then you could even use it on a porch or spare bedroom. I must say putting it on Craig’s list is pretty smart too : )

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208 Beth December 1, 2009

New couch looks awesome! I would put the old one in your office, if it fits. My husband has a couch in his office and it’s the perfect place for him to sit when he gets tired of the office chair. I also like to lounge on it while he works. :)

I’m in desperate need of a new yoga mat and would pick either violet or seamist – tough call!

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209 Krista December 1, 2009

Definitely sell the couch, and use that money towards a new coffee table. I would pick seamist for the mat color!

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210 Eva December 1, 2009

Do you have a basement? If not, room in a guest room? You could always pass the love and sell it on craigslist as well!!

Also I’d love an ocean mat!

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211 Kristin December 1, 2009

I would pick the black mat b/c the potential for endless possibilities is something I could use right now! :)

As for the couch. I would sell it and use the money on a fun night out!

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212 megan December 1, 2009

Nice sofa! Having the chaise on there is such a bonus. I think I would keep your old sofa back-to-back with the new one. It allows people to even talk to those behind them … plus, it looks like it was facing your fireplace, which would be cozy for a holiday party.

I would choose the violet mat – meditative and soothing? Yes, please!

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213 Korrie December 1, 2009

WOW! Great find! That couch looks brand new! And I love the color! If you have an office or spare bedroom you could put the extra couch in there. I did this with my old couch, when I a bought a new one. I put it in the office where my hubby’s computer is. It is great because I can lounge on the couch and talk to him while he is working on the computer.

If I were to win the yoga mat, I would choose SOLAR because you can’t miss that color! It would remind me to do some yoga! Plus I love the energizing orange color!

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214 Sarah December 1, 2009

Is there space in your bedroom for the couch? Maybe next to the door on the left (if there is enough space)? If I won a yoga mat (which I would LOVE!) I would get the infinity color. I’m dying for a new yoga mat, but can’t justify/afford buying one for myself right now. I need to spend my money on the gifts I’m planning on buying for others over the holidays!

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215 Allison December 1, 2009

I would switch the tree and the new couch – put the Christmas tree in the corner where the chaise is currently. I can’t exactly see whats on the other side, but if you have enough room you could put the old couch next to the long side of the new couch as kind of an extension.

And…I would pick the Solar color – it looks so energetic!

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216 Sara December 1, 2009

I would
1. Donate the couch to charity, enjoying the knowledge that it will go to good use and the tax write off :)
2. I would LOVE the infinty mat. What could be better than endless possibilities???

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217 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama December 1, 2009

I would donate it to a woman’s shelter or any other agency that takes furniture for donations. There are plenty of people, especially single moms, who are in need of new furniture. If anything, you would be helping their children have a place to sit.
I really enjoy the seamist color ( or colour ) ;)

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218 Diana December 1, 2009

I would definitely sell the couch on ebay or craiglist! It’s pretty easy to sell things like furniture there, so that’s what I’d do. And, oh my gosh, I’d love the violet colored yoga mat! It’s beautiful!

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219 Lesley December 1, 2009

I would keep the extra couch through the holidays (you never know!) and then try to donate it or resell it. Just think–you might make someone else just as happy about getting a new couch!

And I love the violet yoga mat :)

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220 Allison B. December 1, 2009

What a gorgeous couch! Love it!
In college, having a couch on thr front porch was the cool thing to do…hahaha! I would list the couch on Craigslist or donate it to a shelter or someplace similiar where it would go to a family that could really use it.

The violet yoga mat is beautifu…that would be my pick! I have been wanting a yoga mat. I am new to yoga and would love to have my own mat!

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221 MauraE December 1, 2009

having had a spare couch of my own recently, i contacted a local girls & boys club (i’m not sure if you have those up in the snowy north!) who put it in their lounge area at their local hangout. i also donated a bookcase, so last time i spoke to the coordinator i believe they were looking to make a reading nook. if not, you could always put it in your bedroom. my fiance and i have a chair and a half (it fits both of us) in our bedroom that we often sit in and talk to each other as we get ready for work or bed. its a pretty great way to reconnect without laying down and being in danger of the snore zone.

also – if you are crafty (which you are!) you should look into a local carpenter or try to modify the table yourself. a re-stain and some shaving/contouring of the existing table can create a whole new one!

i would love the blue color!

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222 amanda @ fake ginger December 1, 2009

I would probably put the couch on Craigslist. Or find another area in the house that it would fit in.

I would looooove the seamist mat.

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223 Michelle December 1, 2009

Hi Angela. Id give the couch to Sketchie. Plenty of room, a little worn in, but make sure you put it under a window for continuous sun bathing!!

and i dont care ab a color of a yoga mat, as long as its good support during my yoga xo

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224 Kelsey December 1, 2009

i would choose the ocean color!
as for the couch, i think i would donate it. maybe craigslist?

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225 Sarah December 1, 2009

I would pick the violet… so pretty! I think you should find a cute slip cover and put it in your basement. Or sell it on craigs list!

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226 Amanda December 1, 2009

Do you have a spare bedroom were you could work the couch into? I have 2 living room sets, one of which furnishes a spareroom in my house. It’s great for guests!! And about the yoga mat, I have been looking for one for a while, but I’m so cheap!! I would love the seamist one!

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227 Sarah December 1, 2009

I would choose solar because yellow is my favorite color, and I’m actually moving into my first single bedroom apartment on Jan 1st and looking for a couch so I would LOVE your old brown one!!! too bad Canada is so far away…. :(

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228 Jessica December 1, 2009

I would put that old brown couch on craigs list!! I LOVE craigs list : )

It would be Ocean for me all the way!

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229 Kelly December 1, 2009

I agree with the other posters who suggested selling the brown couch and then using the money for a new coffee table :)

I would love the ocean blue yoga mat. The ocean is my happy place :)

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230 Allie December 1, 2009

I would put the couch the way you have it in your second photo. I would pick the yoga mat in VIOLET! ;c)

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231 Alicia December 1, 2009

I would donate your couch to a local women’s shelter where they help women and children get back on their feet. It would do far more good than the few bucks you could earn from a craigslist sale and you would feel good in the process.

I would like the violet mat!

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232 lizzy December 1, 2009

okay well i would pick the black yoga mat because i love black (i promise i am not a soul sucker haha) and as for the couch….obvious solution: use it to make a fort :)

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233 mountain girl December 1, 2009

I would try selling your old couch on Craigs list…why not share the love?

Solar mat for me!

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234 lindsay December 1, 2009

An extra brown couch? I have no idea what I would do with it…if it was at my house it would be up on craigslist to be sold since we have no more room for extra furniture.

I would love the infinity mat!

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235 Kara December 1, 2009

You know, slip covers work wonders on old furniture. I put a slipcover on my old couch and it looks like a new piece of furniture! The seamist yoga mat is my fav :)

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236 Lauren December 1, 2009

Do you have a spare bedroom for the couch? you could make it into a cozy little room. I would definitely want to wine a VIOLET yoga mat! This is a great giveaway.

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237 Betsy December 1, 2009

I like the back to back couches… looks like the ones they have in the middle of big museum galleries. And I’d pick ocean because I love blue and I need a new mat!

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238 Laura @ Backstage Pass to Health & Happiness December 1, 2009

I would put the old couch in another room… office, maybe? Or guest room.

I’d choose the OCEAN mat, the deep blue color is so relaxing!

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239 Carly December 1, 2009

I would use that couch in another room(office, bonus, basement, etc.) if you can, if not sell it and use the money for something unexpected.

I would choose seamist as the color of the mat, as it seems that it would give me more of the right kind of energy that I need for yoga!

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240 Tania December 1, 2009

So if I had a spare couch I would put it in my “relaxation room”. That’s my room that has all my books, my photography equiptment & editing items. How great to curl up with a book on your comfy couch!

I LOVE the Violet mat! I want a yoga mat so bad- and the color reminds me of my wedding. :)

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241 Betherann December 1, 2009

I’m torn between ocean and solar.

If I had an extra couch (and room for it!) I’d dedicate it to our dogs use. :)

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242 Mallory December 1, 2009

i know other readers have probably said this, but i’d sell your old couches on craigslist and use the money to buy something else that would complement the new furniture – which by they way looks sooooooooo. comfortable.

i’d pick the seamist yoga mat! how calming…

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243 Laurie December 1, 2009

I say put your couch on FREE craiglsit–karma, you know? Someone is in need, and you got a great deal on yours!
I would choose an ocean blue for my husband because he sais he would actually start doing yoga with me for his new year’s resolution!!!!!

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244 nicole December 1, 2009

I would put the couch in my basement. hmm I guess that only works if you have a basement!

I would be happy with any color yoga mat! I’m not a picky girl.

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245 Lindsay Perrone (goodiesgalore) December 1, 2009

I would choose violet or seamist. As for the couch– I would donate it to a local homeless shelter or non-profit of some sort. I once worked at a battered women’s shelter and they would have killed for that couch.

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246 Carrie December 1, 2009

Donate the couch to charity and write if off!! :)

I want that mat in Ocean!! :)

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247 Kristin December 1, 2009

I think the couch should be deemed Sketchie’s couch and reserve it just for him!

I would love the violet mat!

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248 Kristen December 1, 2009

Donate the sofa!! :) and I would absolutely love the yoga mat :D

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249 Jenny December 1, 2009

Looks like you have an outdoor patio? I would put a waterproof cover on it and put it outside for bbq and outdoor entertaining! Or just put it out there and completely relive university days ;)
I think infinity has great symbolism – I would choose that color for a yoga mat. Thanks!

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250 christina December 1, 2009

i think the back-to-back couches are cute!! i mean you can’t really tell because we don’t actually know what your home looks like :) if it really looks that “odd” you should craiglist it! as for the yoga mat, violet all the way :) love your blog btw!!

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251 Jackie December 1, 2009

I would probably use the couch in my room, so I can read or watch TV…a good alternative sometimes to my bed!

I love the seamist color!

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252 Kelly December 1, 2009

Do you have another room you could put it in? A spare bedroom, a finished basement…something?
I just don’t think you’re going to make it work in the space you photographed…
I’d love the violet yoga mat, even if I’m not a very good furniture designer! LOL

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253 Sarah December 1, 2009

I would definitely get the violet, it is my favorite color!

As for the brown couch, I’d put it in a spare room like the office or your bedroom if there is room for it. Sometimes, I like to be in my bedroom but would rather not sit on the bed. Love the new couch too!

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254 Megan @ Healthy Hoggin December 1, 2009

I love the new couch! It looks like it’s a perfect fit! I would probably try putting the old couch in a basement or bedroom– but my sister-in-law put her old couch outside on their covered porch, and it was awesome to have that there for entertaining, too!

I would love the Seamist colored yoga mat. It looks calming. :)

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255 Kara (Kara's Marathon) December 1, 2009

I NEED a Solar yoga mat in my life! :)

I second (or probably fifth, by this point!) selling your old couch on Craigslist after your party. The extra seating will be incredibly helpful then, but I don’t know if you’ll need that much seating in one room all the time…

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256 Kristy December 1, 2009

I might just give the couch to someone who could really use it and would treasure it like you did and now do your new one! I would also totally pick the ocean mat! It just sounds invigorating!

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257 Sara December 1, 2009

I love your new couch! Maybe you could donate your old one or move it to a guest room.
I would like any color of yoga mat. I would love to keep a mat at work for my lunch break yoga sessions instead of bringing the one I have back and forth!
Thanks for the contest!

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258 Jenna December 1, 2009

sell your couch for x-tra Christmas $$. :)

yoga mat in green for sure …. awesome give away.

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259 chipped nails and all December 1, 2009

I’m all for selling your old couch for some extra $$$!

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260 Lauren @ Eater not a runner December 1, 2009

Oooh love the new couch! I would choose the black one :-) Love it, great giveaway!

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261 rhodeygirl December 1, 2009

Do you have an office you could put the extra couch in? If there is no space for it you should just sell it on… Craigslist!

When I moved to Philly PB and I sold a few of his pieces for dirt cheap (for example a TV stand worth $500 for $85). We felt good about helping another family purchase a nice piece and recycling the piece and STILL making money on it!!!!

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262 Holly S December 1, 2009

Make some needy family very grateful this holiday season and donate the couch to them! Not sure if the do Habitat for Humanity in Canada, but I know HfH is always looking for gently used furniture to put in their new homes. Or the Salvation Army is a great resource as well!

Thanks for the give away! I would definitely get purple :)

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263 Becca December 1, 2009

Love the new couch! Do you have another room that it could go in? If not, I’d totally sell it and make some extra money! I would say that it’s too much to have in the room with that other couch being so big.

And I’d get the violet mat!

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264 Tami December 1, 2009

my friend is looking at a couch on craigslist, she is going to be so happy to see that it worked out for you. she is concerned about the cleanness of it…anyway, i would keep the couch for the party and then try and sell it.

a new yoga mat is on my holiday wish list, i’d take the yellow/solar color.

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265 Marcia December 1, 2009

I would choose Ocean, and would donate that couch to charity.

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266 Amanda December 1, 2009

I’d love violet and perhaps you could list your couch on craigslist?

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267 Organic Ashley December 1, 2009

I say sell the couch on craig’s list or donate it.

I would definitely want the violet mat. so pretty!

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268 Nic G December 1, 2009

that couch loooks like it may fit well on the wall facing the sectional not picutred. if not, sell it for a coffee table!

i would pick solar because i love sunshine!

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269 Ashley December 1, 2009

Not sure if you have this in Canada, but i would donate the couch to battered women and childrens shelter. I would love a yoga mat in seamist :) what a pretty and calming color!

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270 Kady December 1, 2009

I lik eyour old brown couch, if i was in canada I would say it would look great in my house! (haha) No, I think for the party it looks best backed against the other couch, to enjoy the fireplace. I would pick black (infinity) :)

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271 Ilana J December 1, 2009

Love the violet color–and as for the couch I would keep it in the partial cube shape, you want people to be able to look at each other during large gatherings.

Thanks for the giveaway and great blog!
-ilana

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272 Lexi December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch (flyers on college campuses always work!) Or donate it to a homeless shelter or battered women’s shelter…the one here always needs furniture so your local shelter may need it too.

I love the ocean color!

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273 Kristin December 1, 2009

We live in the city and have friends and family crashing at our place constantly (hey, it inspires me to keep the bathroom clean!). I would find a spot in another room for the couch. That way you can have friends crash in separate rooms so they don’t wake each other up!

I would pick that Seamist green color mat. That sage-y green is my absolute favorite color in the world — half my shirts are that color and I even have a pair of pants and a pair of shoes that color! haha!

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274 Amanda December 1, 2009

I would leave your brown couch around for you Christmas Party as you want. Try to find a place or room where you think guests will be milling around and want a place to sit.

Afterwards, you could try to put it in another room. I like couches in offices if you need a break (if you have an office), or in bedrooms as a reading area.

If you find that you have no additional room, I would sell it on Craigslist just like the one you bought.

I would like the yoga mat in Ocean!! Thanks.

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275 Jenn December 1, 2009

Love the sectional – I have a very similar one in green!

My idea:

– sell the old sofa on Craigslist
– take the money and put it towards a square ottoman (Decorest makes a lovely one that won’t break the bank) instead of a coffee table. Then go to Home Outfitters or The Bay and buy the huge square Gluckstein Home wooden cocktail tray for the top of your ottoman. Instant coffee table.

This is the set up we have and the ottoman ends up being an extra seat when needed OR a spot to put drinks and treats when needed.

Good luck.

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276 Leah December 1, 2009

That is an awesome couch!! I got mine on Craigslist too. You can get some amazing deals on there. And I have that exact same coffee table in black!

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277 kathleen December 1, 2009

You could put your couch on freecycle and someone who needs it could come and pick it up. I would pick ocean.

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278 Krysta December 1, 2009

Craigslist is awesome for finding great deals! I have found msot of my furniture (my first apt) there and with a little luck and some sifting around you can find great pieces and great deals!

I actually don’t think the back to back sofas looks that weird, but I guess maybe you know better since you’re seeing it in person.

Anyway, I would love the black yoga mat, so sign me up!

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279 Gina December 1, 2009

My Bulldog would definitely put the couch to good use! Lol!
The black yoga mat is beautiful!

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280 Betsy December 1, 2009

Have you tried moving the couch at an angle in a corner? It doesn’t always work, but in a big enough room.

I love the solar!

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281 Christy December 1, 2009

I like where you have it right now. Then, after the Christmas party… you can put it on Craig’s List.

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282 Ruth December 1, 2009

I’d start by asking all my friends and relations if they need a couch. Times are tough, and I don’t know anybody who’s buying new furniture! If nobody I know (or who knows somebody I know) wanted it, I’d probably put it on Craigslist or eBay.

I’d enjoy the seamist mat – it’s a lovely relaxing color!

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283 Beth December 1, 2009

With the extra couch, I would put it in another room (maybe in a den or a guest room) or give it to a family member or friend who could use it. For the yoga mat colo(u)r, I would pick Seamist!

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284 Charlotte December 1, 2009

I was recently telling a friend how I think u-shaped couches are heaven! I love your new one.

I’d probably put the old couch in a position parallel to the new one; someone sitting in the center of the new one would be facing a person in the center of the old one. Though that might look super awkward depending on how the room is set up!

I’d love a violet mat- purple hues are my favorite.

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285 Stefanie December 1, 2009

oooh the glory of a new sofa! how exciting!!! congrats :)

and i’d choose violet… its so pretty! like i’d be yogaing on a bed of violets.

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286 Bridget December 1, 2009

My husband and I just bought our very first new couches a few weeks ago too!!! Such a great feeling. I’m willing to bet you could put that extra couch in another room…like a spare bedroom or something? Sometimes it doesnt seem like the most obvious place but we put a big arm chair in our bedroom because we had a little extra space and needed to get it out of the living room once the new stuff arived. It looks nice in the bedroom!

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287 Sana December 1, 2009

Love your new couch!! It looks beautiful:) I agree with the previous comments that you should sell it on craigslist. You could also donate it to an orphanage or shelter. If I won this contest, I am a us resident, I would pick the color violet. It’s my favourite color.

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288 Tiffany S. December 1, 2009

LOVE the new sectional! What a find. I have a friend who finds amazing IKEA stuff on CL.

I’d put your old couch right back on CL if you don’t need it!

I’d like the Seamist yoga mat because green is my favorite color and I could always use some soothing!

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289 Bridget December 1, 2009

crap forgot mat color… violet!! If they had pink I’d get it, but violet is my second choice…or orange. Yeah it will be a game time decision!

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290 Dawn (HealthySDLiving) December 1, 2009

What a great couch! :) I just love Craigslist!
If you’re going to keep the old couch until the x-mas party I would put it where you have it in the 2nd pic–it might not be exactly where you want it but for the party it’ll work out really well!

I like the infinity mat! :)

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291 skinnyrunner December 1, 2009

what a great deal on your couch! and it looks so modern with the clean lines. love it.

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292 Shawn December 1, 2009

I would cover the couch in a plastic slipcover (just like grandma’s) and put it on the porch. I’d choose the seafoam mat, it seems very peaceful.

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293 Kimberly December 1, 2009

Your new couch looks great! You might could give the old one to the goodwill/salvation army to donate to a needy family for Christmas :)

If I had a new yoga mat (which I desperately need) I think I would choose to have a purple one. A relaxing & soothing color wouldn’t hurt my practice right?

Great giveaway…thanks!

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294 Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now December 1, 2009

I might have a better idea if I could really see the room, but I think it looks okay how you have it now. I’d probably wait til after the holidays then sell it. As for the yoga mat, I’d love to choose black!

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295 stefanie December 1, 2009

I love the new couch and agree completely that you find some amazing things on Craigslist!!! Can you fit the couch in your bedroom perhaps or in a guest room?

I love the mat in purple!

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296 Jane December 1, 2009

The current setup looks fine, although with so much seating already, I’d personally take the extra space over the additional couch…

The Seamist color is pretty! :)

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297 Becky December 1, 2009

I would put the couch on Craigslist….or give it to me so we can replace the lame futon in our common room! ;)

I would choose either the Violet or Solar color!

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298 Gwen December 1, 2009

That new couch is perfect! I would say leave the old couch in the living room (or is it the family room?) for the Christmas holiday. I can’t see the whole room so it is hard to say if the original couch can be arranged with the new one in some other way that you prefer. Anyway, leaving it in the room may get you brainstorming about how it could used in that room or another room that needs comfy furniture in it (kitchen?).

Anyhoo, the color yoga mat I would pick is Infinity :)

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299 Uncle Chas December 1, 2009

Your new couch look beautiful…

My wife & I had a similar problem when they gave us a beautiful couch and love-seat. I was loathe to throw away perfectly good seating.

At first we did the same as you, putting the old couch back to back with the new one. Effective, but odd.

We ended up with the old couch going upstairs in a guest bedroom where it just barely fits next to the bed in there. It will be used as a second spare bed if necessary, or a place to sit for our guests.

The old love seat was moved to the game room to be used when playing video games.

So if you have a guest room or a game room I’d put the old couch there.

And if you send me a mat, please send me an ocean colored one. Seamist would fit the colors of the room better, but then the mat might become an area rug and we wouldn’t want that!

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300 Beth @ DiningAndDishing December 1, 2009

I would violet! Beautiful :O)

Maybe you should sell your other couch on Craigslist. You can use the $$ to pay off part of your new couch purchase!

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301 Lauren December 1, 2009

What about your office? Or living room? Or sell on Craigslist? I like all your home reno stuff a lot! Keep it up! I would choose the sea mist yoga mat.

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302 Juliana December 1, 2009

Hi Angela,

I think you should donate the couch through a battered women’s shelter. Perhaps you can give a woman who is forced to start over in her life a couch for her new living situation.

Anyhow, congrats on the new couch! I got a nice gently used one off craigslist as well. Paying retail would have killed me! ;)

I would go for the Ocean yoga mat.

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303 Sara December 1, 2009

Hmm…can you pass your couch on to someone else just starting off on their own or maybe donate it to a local family in need? As for the yoga mat, I would choose lavender because it is a soothing color for me…or maybe the orange for energy!

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304 Eileen December 1, 2009

Donate donate doate!! Tis the season :)

Love the Solar mat…would make me sunny

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305 danielle a December 1, 2009

i would either sell the couch on craigslist, or donate it to the salvation army (or any other charitable organization)!

i love the solar yoga mat!

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306 natalie @ nono2yoyo December 1, 2009

how big is your kitchen? This may sound weird, but one time my family was renting a house while building and we had no room for a couch in the tv room but had extra space in the kitchen. We thought it would be really weird, but it turned out to be the hang out spot! Since so much goes on in the kitchen, it was a great place to kick back and relax or chat or do whatever while eating, baking or whatever in the kitchen. I loved it! Good luck!
I love the seamist color! Thanks!!

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307 Danielle December 1, 2009

I love the violet color b/c it is the color of my bridesmaid dresses from my wedding 8 years ago:) And I think a new Yoga mat would be the key to getting my body all de-stressed after having 5 kids:)

As far as the brown couch…def. Craigslist after your Christmas party…but until then do you have room in a guest room or basement for your friends to crash?

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308 Maura December 1, 2009

I would definitely donate your old couch to a shelter in the Toronto area or the Salvation Army. They will get good use out of it! I’d love the Infinity mat. I love the idea of endless possibilities :D. xo, maura

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309 Samantha December 1, 2009

I would defiantly say to put the couch in another room like an office or somewhere you could use the seating! Its such great piece, if you don’t want it I will defiantly take it :)

I would pick either the purple or black yoga mat. I cant decide because my current yoga mat is purple and its my little baby and it needs replaced or black because it matches just about everything :)

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310 Rachael December 1, 2009

I would either sell the couch on Ebay – or toss a weatherproof slip cover on it and use it in the backyard area. If I won the mat I would definitely choose the ocean color – it’s vibrant and calming at the same time.

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311 Mandee Lei December 1, 2009

Well I am in love with your couch! It is exactly what we have been looking for ourselves, but just like you, we cannot afford a brand new one. Actually at this point even Craigslist would be a stretch for us as we really need to save but WOW I’m envious! The couch we have right now is from Craigslist and if we were to get a new one I would move our old couch (similar size/shape as your old one) into our office. It’s nice to have some sitting/lounging area in the office in my opinion. And if it isn’t heavy you can always move it to one of those “awkward” places you posted when you have guests over and then move it back to the office when they leave.

As far as the yoga mat – I want one! The one I have now has seen it’s last day…many many days ago. If I win I would love to have the violet color. Purple is my favorite color and it puts me in such a calm and relaxed mood.

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312 Megan December 1, 2009

I love your new couch! We have a sectional, too, and they are great for houseguests!:) I would put your old couch in the study/office? Or do you have an informal den/family room? And if I won the mat I would choose ocean; anything water-related is awesome!

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313 Genie December 1, 2009

I would put the couch in a basement, study, or office!! :)

And I am totally digging the Violet mat. I’m usually not a violet kinda gal! :)

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314 Bethany December 1, 2009

I would either donate your extra couch or sell it on craigslist!

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315 Rachel S December 1, 2009

I really need a yoga mat, I’ve actually never owned one… I just use my carpet! It’s a tie–I’d pick either violet or black..
Love the new couch! For the old one, I’d probably move it into another room. Unless, if you’re entertaining for Christmas, I’d keep it perpendicular to the fireplace, it seems kind of cozy that way!

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316 Emily (A Nutritionist Eats) December 1, 2009

I would LOVE a new yoga mat! I think I would have to choose Infinity!

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317 Jess December 1, 2009

I would choose the violet yogamat. And I would donate the couch to a place that helps get homeless families settled into new homes. Where I live there is a place called Bridging – it looks like a similar place in Toronto is
http://www.furniturebank.org/index.html

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318 Donna December 1, 2009

Looks good where it’s at! If it does get in the way I would Craiglist it. I have been on the hunt for a new mat, I would love the violet one

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319 katie December 1, 2009

i say keep the couch until after you’re done entertaining for the holidays, perhaps in another room[?] and then try to donate or sell it.

love the solar colored yoga mat – i could use some creative inspiration right now at work ;)

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320 Kim December 1, 2009

Oh my goodness, I love yoga! I’ve been practicing it on-and-off for the past 8 years. My old mat has developed this odd odor, so it is definitely time for a new one. I would choose the seamist green.
As for your old couch, do you have a finished basement? Perhaps you could put it there? If it doesn’t work anywhere in the house, maybe in the spirit of the holidays (which I just realized are right around the corner! Ahh!) you could donate it!
Cheers!

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321 Allegra December 1, 2009

I would try putting it in a different room!! You could always move it back into the living room for parties, but then you’d be able to expand seating into another room. :-)

Violet, please and thank you!

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322 Brynne December 1, 2009

I’d want the solar color because now that it’s cold I need some WARMTH in my life! Plus, it matches my hair.

I’d also take your old couch to the Salvation Army or some other sort of charity.

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323 Kerri December 1, 2009

we’d def. put it in our furnished basement….oh my husband’s man cave (as he calls it). Looks perfect for lounging!

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324 Ameena December 1, 2009

I would either put it on Craigslist or buy a new cover for it so it would fit in in a different room!

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325 Amanda December 1, 2009

I would re-sell the old couch on Craig’s List (unless you have friends/family who could get good use out of it) and make a little money!! I would LOVE a new yoga mat! I would go with the Solar color because I usually go for the calming colors, and it’d be great to have a more energizing option!!

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326 Ellen December 1, 2009

i would move the couch into another room, if you can! it would be great in a guest room, maybe?

i would love a YELLOW mat!

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327 Emily December 1, 2009

Maybe you could put the couch outside for the summer time? It’s fun to make a nice space outside when summer is so short!

and I love the purple mat

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328 Jennifer December 1, 2009

I think you should either find a shelter that could use it (or knows someone who needs one) or pass along to a college “kid”.

I would love the yoga mat in solar! It is bright and sunny and invigorating!!!

Thanx for all of your recipes and inspiring stories and quotes. I have passed along your blog to a co-worker! We both love it! I have also made (and tweaked to our tastes) your power muffins and they are the BOMB!!

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329 Annalisa December 1, 2009

Hmm….maybe put it in a spare room? Craigslist it! Put it in the basement for when extra seating might be needed? Good luck!

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330 Brenda December 1, 2009

I think I would also sell it on Craigslist and you could get a different coffee table.

If I won the yoga mat I would love it in Violet.

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331 Mary December 1, 2009

Do you need the old couch? Maybe you could sell it on craigslist or give it to a friend?

I would choose the Solar yoga mat!!

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332 Liz December 1, 2009

Concerning the sofa, I would either but it in an office if ya’ll have one or sell it/donate it on craigslist if you don’t! That way you could make someone happy the same way the people with sectional did for you. :)

& as for the yoga mat, I like the ocean color! I have an old mat from wal-mart that is seriously all dingy & on its last leg & could definitely use a new one. :)

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333 Joanna December 1, 2009

Hi there!

I would donate the couch to the Salvation Army….goes to a good cause, and the best part – they come pick it up! :-)

I’d have to go with the color “ocean”…I’m just a coastal girl at heart. Love the beach!

Take care!

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334 Rebecca December 1, 2009

I would definitely donate the couch to Goodwill or recycle it on Craig’s List in the same manner in which you bought your new couch. Your “old” items can be someones treasure, whether for someone who is less fortunate, or for someone looking to be thrifty or creative. My husband and I also used Craig’s List when we first moved in to a place together, and it is a fabulous resource for hidden gems.

I would choose the yoga mat in violet, not only because it’s my favorite color, but it reminds me of lavender, which is soothing and peaceful.

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335 Karla December 1, 2009

I love your new couch! It looks fantastic! I check craigslist just about every day.

If I had an extra brown couch I would definitely replace the gross couch I currently have. It basically has a huge hole in it and is pretty dirty. It came with my apartment so I put up with it but I would love to get rid of it!

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336 Sally December 1, 2009

You have a basement, you could try putting the couch there. I really like the ocean blue yoga mat.

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337 Tasha December 1, 2009

Definitely re-sell it on craigslist. Maybe someone needs that couch and will love it as much as you did with your new one!

I think I’d pick the Green Mat. HOORAY YOGA MATS!

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338 Ariel December 1, 2009

Keep that good karma flow flowing and donate it to someone in need. Christmas time is the perfect time for this…in return who knows you may find a killer deal on a new table & more!

If not that, then you could have a couch giveaway at your Christmas party,can you say “door prize”!

LOL…jokin’!

I would love to win the infinity black mat, as i liked the “endless possibilities” description…i am believing that 2010 will be that for me!

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339 Jacquie December 1, 2009

I love craigslist. I even found my apartment on there for a fabulous price! Do you have room in your bedroom or an office for the other couch? At my parents house, we have a couch in the study which adds comfy seating and can always be a “spare guest room” in a pinch.

I’d choose the violet met :o)

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340 Jenna Z December 1, 2009

I really like your spare couch! I’d take it! Just kidding, I think it would make a nice addition to an office/computer room. It looks comfy to sit on, that’s what we need in our office, something comfy for the person who’s not at the computer to sit on.

I like Solar, it’s so sunny and cheerful!

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341 Amy R. December 1, 2009

Pay it forward! Since you got such a good find in this holly jolly giving season, I agree with people that are suggesting donating it and so forth. But my idea is to donate it to an animal shelter, and they can use it as a big doggie bed or as the couch in a waiting area. I work with a humane society shelter here in the states and all of the donations are fantastic! Solar would be the color for me… energizing!

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342 Red Head, Yellow Dog December 1, 2009

can you show us a picture of the whole room so we can get some spacing ideas for the couch??

James and I found the most awesome coffee table on craigslist for 25 bucks!!!! it matches everything perfectly. i heart craigslist.

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343 Lauren December 1, 2009

what to do with your OTHER brown couch:
1. resell on Craig’s list (you probably don’t need your other brown couch because the one you just bought is soo hugeee!)
2. if you have an inside patio, you could move the couch to there
3. burn it??? haha I can’t think up any other good ideas, except to sell it, really. Or you could give it away to a friend? I was thinking you could give it away on the blog but it would have to be a nearby blogger fan or the shipping would be crazzzzy!

And I would most likely choose violet. because I like it :] I have been wanting a yoga mat for sooooo long. I’ve been really into yoga since the summer, but stilhaven’t gotten one. Anywho,if I don’t win this one, I’m hoping to get one for Christmas!

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344 Ellen December 1, 2009

1. Donate the couch to a local school or kids library.
2. I’d love the yoga mat in Ocean… it describes me (errr, what I strive to be) AND today’s my birthday.

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345 CATIEDIDIT December 1, 2009

1. Spread the love, put the couch up on Craigslist!
2. Ocean yoga mat…the beach is my “happy place” so that seems perfect.

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346 Deb December 1, 2009

I would put the old couch on Craigs list. BTW the new one looks realy good in your room! For the yoga mat I would choose “ocean”, the color looks very soothing.

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347 Maria Ann December 1, 2009

put it on craigslist?

I would like violet :)

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348 Low December 1, 2009

Do you have a spare room it would fit in? It’s always great to have extra seating available that you can pull out if necessary.

I would pick the seamist. I am usually not a green lover but that color just appeals to me for some reason.

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349 Sarah December 1, 2009

I LOVE the new couch!!! I am definite a little jealous of that find :)
I would just leave it back to back for the holidays and then see if there is another room for the couch after the holidays are over.

As for the yoga mat — I love the violet one!!!

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350 sara k. December 1, 2009

If you could fit that bad boy in the kitchen, it would be a rockin’ place for Eric to lounge and hang with you while you’re baking up a storm, girl!

Seamist would be my color of choice – thanks Angela!

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351 Liz December 1, 2009

I’m sure someone has already suggested this, but will it fit in your office? Having one in your office always seems so cozy to me. I would pick infinity (despite my love for violet)!

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352 Maya December 1, 2009

I think you should give to the Craiglist gods that helped you find your couch. Your couch might be just what someone else is looking for!

I’d pick violet. I love any shade of purple!

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353 Courtney F December 1, 2009

Great steal of a deal! I think you should put it back on craigslist for some other lucky person or give it to a charity center.
I would take the “ocean” colored yoga mat!

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354 Heather S. December 1, 2009

I would put it on Craigslist! Nice find on the new couch, btw, it’s beauitiful!

And I would like the Solar mat :)

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355 Amandamoo December 1, 2009

I’d love to win a new mat!!! I’m in dire need!

What’s on the other side of the coffee table next to the tree? For the party, you could put it there to make a big circle of seating (so to speak). After the party, you can craigslist it but, I agree, hold onto it for the holidays. You can never have too many places to sit when you’re entertaining!

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356 Liz December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch…just think Feng Shui! I would love the Violet mat.

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357 Jenn December 1, 2009

I work at a homeless shelter, and suggest that you donate it to a local shelter or Salvation Army type of place. I guarentee it would make someone’s holidays!

And, I would love, love, love the Solar mat!:-) Thanks for the great give away!

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358 Marissa December 1, 2009

Love the new couch! If you think you will need more seating room for the holidays but do not like the congestion of having both couches in the same room.. i would suggest using the cushions from the couchh and place them on the floor for untraditional seating spaces… I think it would look trendy and inviting in your new room! :) If I could pcik any one of the mat colors i would go with violet!
Enjoy :)

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359 Kristin (Kristins Nibbles) December 1, 2009

Beautiful new couch! I agree with Jenn, donate the old one!

And I would choose the violet mat! I love purple!!

xo
K

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360 MaryB December 1, 2009

I love your new sofa! It’s perfect! And you should def CraigsList the old one – it’s just good karma!
If I am lucky enough to win, I would love the seamist :)

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361 Jen O December 1, 2009

I’d put the extra couch in an office or guest bedroom. Or sell it to buy a new coffee table.

I’d love the violet mat!

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362 Rachel A December 1, 2009

I’d post the old couch on Craigslist. It will make someone happy!
I would love to have the seamist mat.

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363 Gina December 1, 2009

I LOVE sectionals! I would sell the old couch:) I’d pick the green mat:)

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364 Cate December 1, 2009

I know you want to keep the couch for your Christmas party. Not knowing the layout of your room my suggestion is to move the sectional away from the wall and over to the left side of the room as per your picture (i.e. center the sectional to the length of the room and a foot or two away from wall where the picture window is). The older couch can be placed in the opposite corner (on the other side of the French door entrance from the kitchen) on a diagonal? It would make it a great way for your guests to sit and gather.
Hey, but what do I know. Isn’t your MIL a designer? Maybe she could give you some ideas.
And after your party, if you don’t have a need for your old couch, then donate/craigslist it.
I would love the violet mat.

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365 tiffany December 1, 2009

i would sell the couch! make a few extra bucks.

i would choose the ocean mat. so colorful! i really do need a yoga mat, i left mine in new york when i moved. sadness.

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366 LizO December 1, 2009

I love your new couch! I, too, have always wanted a sectional. Perfect for lazy days and naps!

I think you should put your other couch on a diagonal near the fireplace (if it fits) to complement the right angles of the new sectional. But after your Christmas party, sell it on Craigslist for other fun “new” stuff!

If I won the mat, I would pick violet. Gorgeous color!

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367 Silvia December 1, 2009

Sell the couch on Craigslist. Continue the Craigslist cycle. Also, I prefer the black one!

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368 Cynthia (It All Changes) December 1, 2009

I’d either craigslist the couch or give it to a friend who needs one.

I would love the solar color. I like bright colors for yoga because they make me happy :-)

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369 julie (@ finding jewels) December 1, 2009

Angela! Love the new couch!!!!! I think you should try selling the couch on craig’s list first.

If no one seems interested, then maybe you can put it in a guest room and turn it into a twin bed! Or possibly get it re-upholstered to match the new couch?

A suggestion for the NEW couch, throw some bright colored pillows on it to make the room POP! :D xoxo, Julie

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370 Lisa December 1, 2009

craig’s list for the couch–might as well get some money back!
and infinity for the yoga mat.

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371 Coley December 1, 2009

I’d say ditch the couch! Your new one is so big, you don’t need the extra one. Maybe you could use the money to get a big ottoman (?). I think that’s what they are called… lol. Then you could use that as extra seating if needed!

I love the violet color yoga mat. Thanks for the giveaway!

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372 julie (@ finding jewels) December 1, 2009

Oops forgot to add this…I’d choose the Infinity colored yoga mat! :)

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373 Zelda December 1, 2009

If I won I would pick Ocean! It’s a beautiful color! (: And what to do with the couch? I would either sell it on Craigslist, or find a Salvation Army or Goodwill to donate it to, so other families who are in need could get a new couch for Christmas (:

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374 Kristine December 1, 2009

Hmm with an extra brown couch I would probably get a slip cover and find a place for it in the house! We have a random couch in my basement next to the pool table. It really does come in handy! I’d love the light purple mat! :)

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375 Jenny T. December 1, 2009

My advice? Sell the old couch as soon as your Christmas party is over.

The black mat is gorgeous and I would definitely choose that one.

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376 Kristin December 1, 2009

Is your bedroom big enough so that you can fit the couch at the end of your bed? That’s my dream to some day be able to do that and it not look silly. I would love the solar colored mat!

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377 Jolene December 1, 2009

That couch is AWESOME!!!! I cannot get over how huge your house is!! It is like my dream house :-)

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378 Laura December 1, 2009

Hi Angela!!

I love the new couch. I would totally resell your old couch on Craigslist so someone can experience the feeling you are right now. How great would it be to spread the holiday cheer the same way you received it? Tis the season to give!! This giveaway is perfect because my yoga mat is completely falling apart. I wish I could recycle it somehow! If I were to win a new mat, I think I would pick infinity (black), because my personal yoga practice makes me feel like the possibilities in my life are endless and its so beautiful and exciting. Enjoy your couch, Angela!!

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379 Jenny P. December 1, 2009

I agree with everyone else – sell the old couch on Craigslist! And for the yoga mat – I’ve been looking for a new one, and would love the solar color. Very fun!

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380 Heather December 1, 2009

Do you have a basement to put the couch in? I would love the black mat!!

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381 JJenn December 1, 2009

I would give the couch away to a friend.
The infinity is the one I would choose! I haven’t seen a black yoga mat before!

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382 Kat December 1, 2009

You could pretend you are still university students and put it on your front lawn (like all of the fraternity houses did where i went to school)! just kidding. I would say to sell it and try and get a couple of bucks that you can then spend on a coffee table.

I would choose Ocean because it would remind me of summer.

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383 Julie @ Wearing Mascara December 1, 2009

Hmmm… brown couch. Well, what I would do is try it in different places first (it looks like you already are!). Then, if it doesn’t work, try Craig’s List or donate it to a charity.

I would choose the solar/orange yoga mat!

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384 Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 1, 2009

Congrats on the new purchase! It looks super comfy!
I think donating your couch to a shelter or something like that could be a good idea…of I am sure there is a friend that is in need of a new couch?
I think the seamist is a gorgeous colour :)

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385 Julianne December 1, 2009

If you don’t have room for it in your house, I’d sell it or donate it. I love the solar color and its meaning!

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386 erin December 1, 2009

Hi Angela :D

What a beauty of a couch! I would move the old one to my bedroom, maybe, as it is quite large, and a sitting area to read (without falling asleep!) or have breakfast might be nice. I have a hard time leaving the warmth of my bedroom in the morning :D Do you have any friends in need of a couch? You could always spread the recycling love!

As for the yoga mat, I love the solar color. I could definitely use a daily dose of stability and inspiration!

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387 SweetKaroline December 1, 2009

sell the couch on craigslist for sure, make some money off that thing if it doesn’t fit in your house anymore!

and i would love the black yoga mat!

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388 Janet December 1, 2009

I would donate the couch to a homeless shelter along with a some glo bars! I would pick a violet mat as after a day with 22 first graders and an evening with a 16 and 11 year old I need something calming! I get up at 4:40 to work out before work and violet would be a beautiful color to wake up to!

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389 Karla December 1, 2009

If I had an extra brown couch, I would take it and put it in my classroom. The kiddos would just LOVE sitting on a comfy couch during “quiet book time”.

I would choose a violet mat for sure!

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390 Laura December 1, 2009

I sure could use a yoga mat. It’s also on my Santa list.

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391 Eliana >^..^ December 1, 2009

YOu are evil!!! Hahaha…asking us to help you find a place for the sofa so we can enter the contest..sneaky girl! ;O)

Do you have any other rooms in the house that could use a couch, we have an office room and when Marc is working on the desk I sit on a comfy couch. ;o)

GREEEN!!! I have an obsession with green, I am telling you that you have NEVER EVER met a person son in love with a color. I have bought things because they were green. LOL I love love love love green. SO to answer your question, I would choose GREEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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392 Morgan December 1, 2009

I would sell the couch and use the money to buy some awesome accent lamps and pillows for the room!

I would love the seamist color!
Im totally into the earth tones!

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393 maria December 1, 2009

What a score on the couches. They are so comfy looking and I don’t blame you, I am all for going used when I can! :D

I would leave them back to back for the Christmas party and then maybe put them on Craigslist?

I would choose the Sagist color. I like that pukey-green color. Its my favorite!!!

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394 Danielle December 1, 2009

What a great couch!

I think I saw someone else suggest that you put your couch on Craigslist – great idea!

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395 Sue December 1, 2009

I agree with the other reader definitly sell it on craigslist after Christmas. I would love the seamist(light green) yoga mat. My mat has become worn out in some places from the frequent use.

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396 Amanda December 1, 2009

Sell or trade your couch on craigslist for a new coffee table.

I would choose the violet yoga mat.

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397 KelleyK December 1, 2009

Love your blog!

I would either try putting the couch in a non-family room room, or putting on Craig’s List. Or — perhaps see if a charity can take it? You’d get a tax write off, plus your couch would be used for a great cause! Win, win! :)

If I could choose a yoga mat, I’d like the Ocean mat.

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398 Andrea (Fit Healthy Fun) December 1, 2009

I would definitely stick that brown couch in a spare room/office. It’s always great to have room for guests to crash!

I am so in need of a new yoga mat! The seamist looks nice and calming…very zen!

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399 Marissa December 1, 2009

There are a few things you could do with your couch:
* Possibly donate it
* Put it in your office, if there’s room
* Make a sitting area in your bedroom or the dining room. We did this in our dining room (couch, rug, small table, lamp) and it has actually made the room much nicer and cozier.

I would choose the violet color if I were lucky enough to win!!

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400 LindaC December 1, 2009

What a great find with your sofa! We have a family resource center here to help people who have no furniture. They are always looking for furniture in good repair. I’m sure your community has something similar…

I would love to try the yoga mat in Violet! It is beautiful and my old mat is getting smelly! I am new to your blog and love the variety! Never know what I’ll find here!

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401 Molly December 1, 2009

I think building a platform behind your new couch would be ideal :) That way you can have stadium seating and host sports parties too. Ooh, you could get a projector and then it’ll be like your own personal movie theater. Ok, I’m obviously channeling the university student in me as well. Oh, the good ol’ days. As for MY FIRST MAT (if I win!) I would choose Seamist. I love green. It makes me think of nice weather and springtime. Great giveaway!

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402 Morgan December 1, 2009

I would probably leave the couches back to back, or I would swap out the chase with the old couch and perhaps put the chase in a corner somewhere or near the fireplace to cozy up and read by.

I would LOVE a new yoga mat and I’d totally choose violet- so pretty!!

LOVE your blog!!

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403 Amy December 1, 2009

From Craigslist it came and to Craigslist it shall return!

Such pretty colors! I would pick the seamist, though.

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404 Jen M December 1, 2009

Your new couch is huge and looks so comfy! Perfect for your living room.

As for the old one you have tons of options. Do you have an outdoor patio area that is covered? If so you could put it out there. It would be so much more comfortable than most outdoor chairs that they sell.

If I won the mat I would go for violet. It is relaxing, which is what yoga is too me :)

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405 'Dee December 1, 2009

I love that couch! It totally finishes that room – perfect fit.

As for me, I’d pay it forward – sell on Craigslist and give someone else the sofa they’ve always wanted for a steal! Before Craigslist even existed, I once posted my loveseat and sofa in the classifieds and a young woman about to get her first apartment after college came to see it with her parents. She was SOOOOO excited when she saw them – they were exactly what she hoped to find and in her budget! Her parents looked so proud of her, too. It was awesome and so rewarding to be part of that moment.

As for the yoga mat – hey, I’m a coastal girl stuck living in the middle of the country – it’s gotta be Ocean, baby!

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406 Laura December 1, 2009

Awesome couch find! I think your original brown couch should find a separate home b/c the new one looks fantastic on its own. Maybe in a bedroom as a reading area? Office?

I would definitely choose the sea mist yoga mat b/c it’s calming.

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407 kelly o December 1, 2009

send it on! post the extra couch back on craigslist.

I would choose the solar color.

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408 Ashlee December 1, 2009

I love the new couch. As for your old one, is there an extra bedroom that it could go in, or maybe the office? Otherwise, I guess you could “pay it forward” and put it on craiglist. I would love the lavender color.

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409 Jessica December 1, 2009

I’d sell the couch on craigslist, and I would love the infinity (black) yoga mat!

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410 april December 1, 2009

I’d either sell the couch on Craiglist or donate it to people in need!

I’d love the “ocean” color!

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411 Brandi December 1, 2009

I keep hearing about awesome things on craigslist but have not taken the plunge to buy or sell anything yet.
I need a yoga mat and would love the blue one to help me relax!

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412 Erin B December 1, 2009

I’d sell it on craigslist and put the money towards your next purchase.

My favorite yoga mat color is Seamist!

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413 Theresa December 1, 2009

Sell it on Craigslist. Or, bring it to a charity shop so that someone can benefit from it. When I take clothes and books to shops like that, I always see all kinds of furniture.

I want a violet yoga mat. Haha – the description – spiritual, calming, healing, meditative….that’s what I really need in my life right now! I would love to actually do yoga on a regular basis.

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414 Liesl December 1, 2009

You could keep the couch in your “drunk friends stay over” room…just a thought.
I would definitely get the Solar colored mat were I to win!

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415 lindsey December 1, 2009

well, actually i would use it in my apartment next year!! haha…but for you, i’d say that either craigslist or maybe a second fling shop would be the best bet.

this may be weird, but i think black is my favorite color for a yoga mat! it gives off such a powerful feeling.

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416 Leah December 1, 2009

I’d list the couch on Craigslist. Even though it’d be nice to have the extra seating for the holidays, wouldn’t you rather just get rid of it and never have to think about it again? People can always sit on the floor ;)

I’d pick the solar. It’s so bright and cheery!

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417 Kelly December 1, 2009

Can you put the couch in front (back facing it) that open doorway which appears to lead to a dinning room? At least until after the party, then get rid of it on craigslist!

I really really want the “Ocean” mat. I love blue because it is bright and fun while still being calming.

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418 Brynn December 1, 2009

I think you should keep your couch where it is for now until after you have people over for Christmas, then sell it on Craigslist. I like the violet mat best!

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419 ann December 1, 2009

As others have said, I would keep it until after the holidays and then sell on craigs list.

thanks.

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420 Melissa December 1, 2009

Pass on your other couch on CL and have someone just as excited as you were to get this one you have. The couch does look a little out of place and lonely now.

I would love any mat- but the violet or infinity are both great!

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421 Jennie December 1, 2009

I definitely think you should donate the couch to Salvation Army or to an organization that could put it to good use. I think charities sometimes come and pick up donations too so you might want to look into that.

The yoga mats are so pretty! I think I like the violet and the seamist color the best though :)

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422 Priyanka December 1, 2009

I would put the couch in the study area and if it just does not fit the decor, then Craigslist!! I would love to try the violet mat!

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423 Karoline December 1, 2009

Do you have a finished basement or guest room? Either of those could use a couch…or, store it for now until you find the best use for it!
I’d choose an Ocean mat :)

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424 missmolly December 1, 2009

Love the new couch!

Sell the old one! You have a large and accomadating new couch that will serve your holiday guests!

I first picked the green, Seamist mat but then I saw the name of the beautiful blue color, Ocean! Being at the ocean is one of my favorite places to go and I would be able to bring it with me in my yoga practice!

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425 Lynna December 1, 2009

as others have said, I would sell the extra couch on craigslist. you could make a little money back and it’s pretty hassle free.

I like the violet mat the best!

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426 Alex December 2, 2009

I’d probably either sell or give away/donate the old house. There are so many people (like you!) who are probably looking for a good deal right about now.

I’d pick the solar mat, I think. I love the vibrant color!

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427 Isha December 2, 2009

For the couch: I’d put it up on Craigslist! Either for free, or for cheap, depending on how worn it is (I have no idea, obviously) – but why not spread around the Craigslist karma, right?

For the mat: violet. Great giveaway!

And as always, I love your blog. Thanks. :-)

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428 Nicci@NiftyEats December 2, 2009

Your brown couch would look good in my guest room/ game room for the bf. I wanted brown couch so bad but received a beautiful striped couch from a family friend. I’d love a new yoga mat in blue for relaxation for me!

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429 jessi December 2, 2009

pay it forward!! put it on the free craigslist! Girl i have the same couch in brown, love it! everyone falls asleep on it!
i like the violet mat!! ive never wonanything inmy life!!

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430 MarathonVal December 2, 2009

Those yoga mat colors are lovely…. I’m SO sick of my yucky maroon colored one that I stole from my sister about a decade ago lol!

If you can’t sell the old couch, I would try to donate it to a charity or nonprofit organization, such as a children’s group home for foster children, or a retirement home, or somewhere like that where it would be appreciated and would get a lot of love :)

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431 MarathonVal December 2, 2009

Those yoga mat colors are lovely… I’m SO sick of my yucky maroon colored one that I stole from my sister about a decade ago lol!

If you can’t sell the old couch, I would try to donate it to a charity or nonprofit organization, such as a children’s group home for foster children, or a retirement home, or somewhere like that where it would be appreciated and would get a lot of love :)

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432 Alyson- December 2, 2009

I would use it to entertain, because my current place has limited seating for friends. I would choose “infinity”, because out of darkness comes light.

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433 Katie December 2, 2009

I would sell the old couch on craigslist and give some love back. And the Infinity yoga mat has my name on it!

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434 Lana December 2, 2009

I would choose the violet mat!

…and as for the extra couch…Do you have an office you could put it in?

Good luck!

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435 Erin December 2, 2009

Angela! I would put the couch in Sketchie’s room (preferable a sunny spot so that he can lounge :)

As for the yoga mat – I would LOVE to review one. I was just wondering if my hands would slip during down dog on all mats or just the ones at the gym. Anyway I would love a solar mat. Thanks for doing the give away!

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436 marie December 2, 2009

The last time we had an ‘extra’ couch, we put it to the curb and listed it on freecycle. Someone picked it up that same day. :-)

And I’d choose a seamist mat just because I like that color.

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437 Holly December 2, 2009

i would put it in the basement and enjoy a good basement snuggle now and then. and BLUEEEE (aka ocean) because its my fave color!

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438 Katie December 2, 2009

I would use the couch in my classroom. I’m a fourth grade teacher and it would be great for our classroom library for the kids to read on. The mats look beautiful, I love the violet, green, and blue!

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439 Jess December 2, 2009

I would try and sell the couch on craigslist. And I love the ocean color for the mat!

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440 Milca December 2, 2009

Throw it away.. hahaha JK :) The Violet mat is really cute.

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441 Whole Body Love December 2, 2009

I like the second location of the couch and I would definitely go with the sea mist or solar colored mat. I am crossing my fingers and toes because I desperately need my own mat!

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442 Travel Raw December 2, 2009

Love the new couch. It fits the room perfectly. So glad you got a good deal!! Good idea to keep the old couch until after the party. Would ask your friends if anyone needs it or knows someone else who might like it as well. If not, would be good to post it on Craigslist. Might be the perfect thing for someone else.

I would love the violet yoga mat. Thanks for the opportunity to play! :)

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443 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) December 2, 2009

I would get Seamist because it is such a beautiful shade of green. And it’s like the earth…so when I’m practicing yoga I can think of the mat as the earth.

I would try and sell your couch on Craigslist?!!? Make a couple buckeroos!?

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444 roya December 2, 2009

Sell the old one on craigslist! or donate it to someone in need

I would choose Seamist because green’s my favorite!

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445 Georgia December 2, 2009

I like the violet.

I would keep the sofa at a perpendicular angle until after Christmas!

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446 emily - eatventures December 2, 2009

1. Put blue and silver pillows on it!!

2. violet

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447 Catherine December 2, 2009

Hmm, Maybe you should give it to Sketchie! :)

I think I would want the purple mat!

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448 Steph @ My Life In Motion December 2, 2009

I’d put your old couch on Craig’s List and see if you can sell it! I love the ocean color for the mat. :)

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449 Teresa December 2, 2009

If I had room in my bedroom I would put it in there so I have somewhere to wind down and read a good book before bedtime.

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450 Donna Porter December 2, 2009

I would use the brown couch and make hubby a “dog house” in a spare room or corner of the garage. Every man needs a dog house to go into when they aren’t on our good side!

I would love the solar mat! Yummy!

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451 Leeci December 2, 2009

Haha i think that almost every girl curls up on the couch and relaxes by GG, My friends and i always have a GG nite where we all get together relax and get caught up in the constant drama of the show!

I think that you should try to donate the couch to low income day-care or other type of community program, if there is one. Growing up that’s what my parents always did so that the kids could have a reading corner or other various learning “centers”.

I like Intensify color of the yoga mats simply because i love the idea of endless possibilities!

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452 Erica R. Morris December 2, 2009

I would sell the couch on craigslist!! I love me some craigslist. I’d choose the black yoga mat, tres chic, and it would match any/all of my yoga clothes!! *fingers crossed!!*

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453 caroline m December 2, 2009

our family is currently re-doing our kitchen and we’ve donated everything! the salvation army and habitat for humanity are both great foundations that accept anything! and it’s a good cause! :) since green is my favorite color, i’m going to go with seamist! thanks!!

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454 Emily December 2, 2009

Couch: I would pay it forward. The reason Craigslist is so awesome is because people post stuff up there. You may not want/know what to do with the couch anymore, but someone else (university student at heart) will! And they will appreciate that you put it up on the site! Or you could give it to anyone in your family who is heading off to university in the fall.

Yoga mat: I’ve never won anything, although not for lack of trying. I would choose either “ocean” or “infinity.” Ocean because I like what the company thinks it stands for, it is bright, and generally bright colors lighten the day. Since I typically do yoga at night, choosing a color that would make me smile time and time again is an excellent choice. Then again, I also like “infinity” because of the “potential for endless possibilities.” As a runner with tight muscles, endless possibilities sounds pretty amazing!

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455 Rachel December 2, 2009

Do you have an office or spare room you could rearrange to put the couch in, to offer up to guests as a private spot to rest?

I like the Ocean mat – such a pretty deep blue and nicer than the (admittedly a bit dirty) orange mat I have now.

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456 Marcela December 2, 2009

as soon as the holiday party is over ditch the old couch (in a friendly and responsible way, I’m sure the couch deserves a good home). And I would def choose solar, I love the warmth.

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457 Stephanie December 2, 2009

For the holiday party you can leave it in the house and then list it on craigslist! I love the mat in Solar, such a great energizing color!

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458 Christina December 2, 2009

i would like the mat in seamist….

not sure about the couch. sorry!

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459 Jenny December 2, 2009

I to had a brown sofa that I had to get rid of. My family kindly referred to it as: Old Brown. I gave mine to a needy co-worker. You could donate it to the local homeless shelter. Good luck on finding a new home/resting place for your Old Brown.

If I won the mat I would have a tough decision, lets see Seamist or Ocean. Definitely Ocean, I am a beach lover!!

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460 Katy @ These Beautiful Feet December 2, 2009

That couch is gorgeous!! What a find! I will need to comb through Craig’s List one of these days.

I would sell the couch on Craig’s List for some extra Christmas money. ;) Unless you need to keep it, then I would put it somewhere quiet with some extra room for a reading area. I love the Seamist colored mat, love this giveaway! :)

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461 Marcia December 2, 2009

I am in the same situation as you are…wondering what to do with the old couch! At this time of year, I think Craigslist is the best way to go.

I would love the violet colored yoga mat. Makes me want to do yoga right now :)

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462 Kimberly December 2, 2009

This might sound corny but my sister had an extra couch laying around so she covered it in plastic (didn’t look icky at all) and it now sits on her back patio along with an oudoor rug and fire pit. Looks really cool. Great for outdoor entertaining.

I would choose the violet mat. the description had me at hello!!!!

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463 Lauren Modeen December 2, 2009

Yes, I agree with your thinking to be healthy, you need to feel sometimes what your body truly needs! I find that if I always make no exceptions to my workout, or work in general, I start to get to my breaking point, and then much more is lost than a workout or few hours of work. I think you made a great decision to just kick your feet up and indulge. Go balanced life!

I would donate the couch to a school (teacher’s lounge or maybe for the school play?). You could also ask to see if any friends want it or keep it in your basement in case you ever need it. Of course, selling it is always an option!

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464 nichole December 2, 2009

I have 2 dogs that aren’t allowed on furniture so I would definitely use an old couch as a dog only couch. And I would chose the Seamist mat it describes me well.

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465 Lauren Modeen December 2, 2009

oh, and violet is soooo pretty.

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466 leslie December 2, 2009

i am so desperate for a new yoga mat – fingers are crossed. :) i think i’d choose the violet mat – the color looks so soothing.

is there space in your bedroom for the couch? i had a couch in the bedroom of my last apartment (clearly not in nyc haha), and it added a nice homey element to the room. otherwise, i’d probably sell it on craigslist – your new one is so big!

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467 Flynn December 2, 2009

Do you have a patio or sunroom? It could be a really nice addition to an outdoor area – as long as it’s protected from the elements :)

Or could you give the couch to Sketchie as a Christmas gift? I’m sure it would go to good use!

I’d love the Solar color; I’m planning on starting the New Year with the 30 Day Bikram Yoga Challenge, and I don’t have a yoga mat yet. I love oranges and yellows, and the bright color will keep my spirit going when I get tired during the challenge!

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468 Lucky December 2, 2009

Move out that couch piece in the corner, replace it with the new couch piece from the middle of the room, then put the old couch there. Then work in that end piece somewhere.

Seamist for the mat color!

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469 julie December 2, 2009

ahh i would totally pick solar :)

mmmmm put it outside on nice days! so you can relax in the sun haha

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470 cassandra December 2, 2009

Totally I would pick the yellow one! It’s detailed description is sooo me:) I never thought about having your yoga mat reflect your personality…mine right now is blue and falling apart! My cat has found a new scratching toy in it haha! As far as your couch, when I got my new couch we put the oldie (but goodie) into the office, as some extra seating. It ended up looking like a Therapy session so we then gave it to some friends in need. I love Craigslist! Good find!

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471 Erica December 2, 2009

like lots of others, my idea was to put the old couch on craigslist! i love the new one though – being able to sleep so many people on one couch would be so helpful (and much appreciated by your guests too!) and oooh the seamist mat looks lovely :)

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472 Chelsa December 2, 2009

I’d put it on craigslist for a really good deal or even free just so that you could give somebody else as good of a deal as you got. I like the ocean color

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473 Katie December 2, 2009

Sell it…if it isn’t going to fit might as well make some money on it:) i like sea mist…

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474 Tiffany December 2, 2009

I would sell the old couch on Craigslist…and let someone else have a stellar day because they found such a great deal! Plus, I’m all for not ‘overcrowding’ a room…

I would choose the Seamist, definitely! Just screams soothing to me :)

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475 Ashley December 2, 2009

The old couch should obviously be used as a new bed for Sketchie. A throne fit for a king :-).

I’d LOVE the violet colored yoga mat.

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476 Natalie December 2, 2009

I agree with some other posters–chuck the couch after the holidays, i.e., move it to another room or unload it on Craigslist. I would leave that space bare or get one of those “behind the couch” tables that you can decorate and whatnot. :)

As for the yoga mat, I’d rock the “Infinity” color. :)

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477 EL December 2, 2009

Can you turn the sectional to face the other couch? Then you would have a great conversation area.

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478 Casper December 2, 2009

If you do not have room for the couch donate it to charity.

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479 Stacey December 2, 2009

You could always take the couch apart and use the cushions to make a fort a la Mama Pea (http://peasandthankyou.com/) and family? ;-) But, really, I’m going to have to agree with most others. Donation or Craig’s List is probably the way to go.

I’d choose the Seamist. I could definitely use some SOOTHING RENEWAL in my life.

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480 Kate December 2, 2009

I would choose OCEAN as my mat color since it’s so relaxing! I think you should try to find a needy family and donate the couch, or give it to a charity and they can find it a home. How awesome would it be to get a couch for Christmas?!

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481 Carolyn December 2, 2009

I would go with Solar for the yoga mat. :)

As for the couch…If you’re only keeping it around for a little while until the party I would line up the new couch so the side opposite the chaise is lined up straight with the rest of the couch against the sliding doors. Then move the other couch so that it is basically placed how the other piece was.

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482 Sam December 2, 2009

I would love me the Solar. A pick me up during the winter blues!

As for the couch, I’d either put it in the office/basement or resell it on Craigslist and have that money for a rainy day!

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483 Angela December 2, 2009

If you have a basement or guest room, maybe the couch would work there? Or craigslist it. Someone else would probably love it. :)

The seamist mat is calling my name. :) Thanks for the chance to win.

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484 Elizabeth December 2, 2009

Thanks for this awesome give away. First, I’d choose the Ocean mat because I group on the beach, and it has always been my calm/happy place.

Also, for your old couch, I would consider putting it in the guest room. When visiting someone, it’s always nice if there is a place to lay out your clothes and rest (aside from the bed).

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485 Sara Mae December 2, 2009

I think the couch didn’t look too bad when it was back to back with the other couch. I see that you have a Christmas tree on the other side of the room. Maybe try putting the couch on that side of the room.?? I am not sure what else you have over there but that way none of you guests will feel left out. I hope you find a way that makes you happy! love you site by the way!

I believe the Solar one is a good choice. Thanks!

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486 SarahD December 2, 2009

I would choose the Infinity mat, I love black! For your old couch, I’d keep the Craigslist karma flowing and put it on there. You could either trade it for a coffee table or use the money to buy one you like! :) Thanks for the giveaway!

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487 Leah December 2, 2009

Hi Angela,
That’s an awesome find on Craig’s list! Always makes my day when I find a great deal especially around the holidays!! I think you could find some really cool fabric and reupholster the old couch. You could match it with anything in your house and use it in any room and give it a whole new look! I found a great deal at an antique store on an old chair that was really original. I got it for $20 bucks and had the same idea to reupholster it. We have kept that chair for almost 10 years now! And it has a great story behind it too :) You can do it for cheap and I think it’s pretty easy to do.
As for the color of the mat I would do seamist. I need a soothing color when trying to do yoga as I am a pretty high anxiety person! I need all the help I can get to get into the Zen zone haha! It reminds me of nature and it I always love having earthy green colors around during the winter season when there is not much color outside to look at! Hope this idea helps!!

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488 katie December 2, 2009

I think you should recycle it back to craigslist! Or do you have an extra bedroom to put it in? Or you could be super creative and a cut new cover for it.

I love the seamist color for the mat!

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489 Shelley December 2, 2009

Save the couch through the holidays and than maybe a guestroom? Or back to craigslist – full circle :). Seamist would be my absolute first choice.

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490 Emily December 2, 2009

Wow, your new couch looks fab-o-lous!! I think your old one should be sent to me :-) We need a couch badly!
Thanks for the giveaway! I would go for violet as it is a healing color and I am suffering from autoimmune disease & am trying to get into yoga to help heal my body!

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491 Laura December 2, 2009

sell the old couch on craigslist! Violet would be my pick!

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492 Tamara December 2, 2009

Hi Angela!

My vote is to sell the old couch on Craigslist.

Great new couch; it looks so soft and comfy!

I would love to have the violet yoga mat. The color is so pretty.

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493 Cristin December 2, 2009

Hmmm, Do you definitely need that much seating at the xmas party? If not, I say try to find another room for it if you can. Or sell it on Craigslist and make someone else happy!
I would go for the Seamist color if I won that awesome mat!

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494 Annie December 2, 2009

Hi Angela! I have just started following your blog, and I love reading about how you find your motivation to live healthy, and it’s always so uplifting to read about whatever shennanigans you are up to. Congrats on the couch! My sister just got a sectional as well off of craigslist over here and I can totally relate to the excitement/luck!

I think you should keep the good karma going and put the brown couch up on craigslist. But if there is special need or attachment I like the idea of putting it where the christmas tree is and making a circle of couches, because you want your new and old couches to connect so that the people sitting in them connect too :)

And I pick violet!

– A poor student in need of a yoga mat!

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495 Jenn December 2, 2009

I definitely agree with selling the mat on craigslist. In the meantime, what’s on the other side of the Christmas tree? Maybe you can push it up against the wall for extra holiday seating.

I would love either the black or violet mat.

Thanks!

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496 Meghan December 2, 2009

I would burn it! We always look for old furniture to light up at bonfires around the holidays, it would be perfect for your Christmas party! It may not be that old, and sure someone could probably get a couple bucks for it on Craigslist, but it would make a huge flame and keep everyone nice and toasty for a while!! A little lighter fluid is all you need…

I would definitely pick Ocean for my first yoga mat!!

Have a glowing day!

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497 Carly December 2, 2009

Maybe a soothing violet mat would be just the thing to turn me into a yogi?

Keep the couch until the holidays are over wherever it adds the most seating opportunity and is out of the way, then post it on Craigslist. Yay for karma!

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498 molly December 2, 2009

I say donate the old couch! I’m sure there are shelters that could use it. I have even heard or organizations that will pick up donated furniture. And if I won the giveaway, I would want seamist!

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499 MMW December 2, 2009

Call a local church or shelter and see if anyone needs it. We were SOOOO blessed to have people give us their second-hands when we were first married…and then as we acquired newer things, passed those second-hands onto others who were in need.

I would LOVE LOVE the mat. I’m just getting back into Yoga. And I want to GLOW too.

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500 MMW December 2, 2009

And yes, I’d pick Sea Mist too. Such a pretty colour.

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501 Lily December 2, 2009

I’d say either sell the couch on Craigslist and buy another piece of furniture in the proceeds (maybe more living room things?) or donate it to to local community center. Animal shelters usually take them too but that one looks a little too nice to sacrifice to the kitties =)

I love the Solar color!

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502 Kristen December 2, 2009

I would sell your brown couch on Craigslist and buy something else for the living room. Like maybe a coffee table like you were saying. I bet with that fancy camera it would look like new! Oh and I would pick the Seamist. Looks so relaxing!

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503 Vicky December 2, 2009

I would donate the couch to the needy… Salvation Army or some other charity. It is the holiday season and a needy family may need your old couch! Plus it makes you feel good to donate…I donate all my old clothes and furniture (and some electronics)

I would choose Solar!

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504 Jennifer December 2, 2009

I would give the couch to the salvation army or some other charity. Around this time of year, and especially this year with unemployment passed 10%, a lot of people go without some of the basic staples of life that we take for granted. Give the couch to someone you know that needs a little help or a total stranger. Either way, it will be good karma for you and your husband!
As for the yoga mat, well I would adore a new mat, as mine is not think enough at all!I adore the green color, Seamist, because it is very earthy, and not to mention matches my dorm room decor ;) and who does not love color coordinating!
I love your blog! I am so glad I found it!!

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505 kate December 2, 2009

i would sell the couch back on craigslist! then your new one is even cheaper, you have plenty of room now with the new one anyways. the black or solar colors are pretty funky. iv enever seen a black yoga mat before!

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506 Leslie December 2, 2009

That is a fantastic couch! It looks like 10 people could sit on it all at once. I’d host an Amazing Race season finale party and serve Vegas-themed foods to match with the location of the final episode. Amazing Race is my absolute favorite show, so it’s fun to invite friends over for couch/television time.

I love the Solar color of the yoga mats. The color is bright and reminds me of the sun, which at this time of year in Seattle, is a pretty rare sight. :)

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507 Jojo December 2, 2009

If it is really important for you to have the couch for the party I think back to back is the way to go. I want the Ocean Yoga mat, please!!!

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508 Natalie December 2, 2009

I would go with the violet- spiritual, healing, calming… that is what yoga is all about for me. And for the couch, keep it around for the holiday parties and then maybe try to sell it for some extra money which usually comes in very handy for after Christmas Sales :)

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509 laurengarcia December 2, 2009

I say donate the couch to a good cause/ organization like a homeless shelter or Goodwill. And the solar mat was totally made for me =) I love anything orange and yellow!

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510 lz December 2, 2009

Ohh that’s an incredible couch you guys found! You both must be so happy; it looks elegant! As for your old couch, I think back-to-back with the new couch is best–it’s efficient, as you have more seating space, and it’s also quite a creative placement. Cool giveaway! I’d love to win the seamist mat!

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511 TeriLyn December 2, 2009

I would choose Seamist – I feel zen just looking at it!

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512 Laura E December 2, 2009

Thanks so much for the opportunity! Somehow for the Christmas season you should see if there’s a family that needs it! I would pick ocean!

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513 Melanie December 2, 2009

I liked it side ways where it was in the photo. If you’re just wanting to keep it around for entertaining through the holidays, I’d do that. After the holiday, I’d give it away (since it was given to you) or sell it for cheap. If I won a mat I’d choose infinity.

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514 ari December 2, 2009

i would choose ocean :) also i think you should give your couch away! i mean you’ve gotten so many pieces of furniture from people’s kindness, why not repay the favor (not to the same people probably, but you get it)?!

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515 Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?) December 2, 2009

I love the new sectional. I want one just like it, but my apartment is a 600 sq ft studio, so that won’t do!

Do you have a den or basement you could put the old couch for extra sleeping space? If not try a program like FreeCycle, which is like Craigs List in a way, but it is all exchange.

I love the seamist color!

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516 melinda h. December 2, 2009

Wow the new couch is super cute! I would look into sticking the other piece in a completely different room. It is way to great to get rid of, but may look awkward in the same room. Find a place for that sucker ;)

I’m lovin all the colors but seamist rocks my world!

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517 Morgan M December 3, 2009

As for that extra couch…I say keep moving it around the house… like everyother day find a new spot for it. Maybe even though a couch cover over it, change the color/texture to give it a whole new feel & keep it around for entertaining (4th friend crash out spot lol) As for the yoga mat… I’m really love the Solar… nothing like the bright orangy-yellow to perk a girl up! <3

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518 mmclaughlin December 3, 2009

You could put the extra couch in another room if you’ve got space for it – like a guest room or office – more seats/beds always come in handy! Or selling/giving it away on Craig’s list or to friends would be good too. We acquired our dining room table/chairs when friends of ours wanted to “upgrade”. As for the yoga mat – I’d have to go with the Violet I think. I like the Ocean and Seamist, and while I’ve had blue and green yoga mats before, I’ve never had a violet one! :)

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519 emily December 3, 2009

I think you should donate it to the salvation army, and i choose purple!!

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520 Paula December 3, 2009

I would post it on craigslist for free as long as someone came to pick it up. Tada! I would go for the green. Green is calming and need as much of that as I can get.

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521 Ilene December 3, 2009

Hmm I would want a violet mat! And I would definitely put the couch in my room, regardless of how ridiculous it would look there!

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522 Anne December 3, 2009

I agree that you should sell the couch on Craigslist after the holidays. Enjoy the extra seating for your holiday party.

I would like the violet yoga mat.

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523 Kaysie Campbell December 3, 2009

I like the second position that you had for the couch that is more to the side of the fireplace for the party. Then I would sell it to help finance more craigslist furniture expenditures. I would pick the solar color yoga mat because it has to do with Family.

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524 Nadia December 3, 2009

If you have space in other rooms, I would move the brown couch there. If not, you don’t really need the extra seating in that room anymore, so sell it! I’d choose the Ocean (blue) yoga mat for my husband. He recently started doing yoga with me, and really enjoys it! Right now he uses the extra yoga mat I have which is purple (the one I use is pink) and it is old and he skids all over the place!

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525 Jenna December 3, 2009

I would keep the couch around, at least until after your party, extra seating can’t hurt! I would love the ocean yoga mat :)

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526 Lindsay December 3, 2009

I say sell it and use the money elsewhere in your home…though I do like where you have it now for the party. I would love the seamist green one!

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527 Sarah December 3, 2009

I would donate the couch to a charity…and I love the seamist one!

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528 tess December 3, 2009

Craigslist is so great. I would sell the couch on craigslist or give it to someone who can’t afford a new couch.
Oh and I would choose the Solar – that’s an awesome color.

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529 Audrey December 3, 2009

I would curl up on your couch and watch a fun movie!

And I would chose the violet yoga mat. : )

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530 Lauren December 3, 2009

I like it back to back if you think you need the seating for your party, but then I’d sell or donate it!

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531 Carol December 4, 2009

I like the violet, and I’d donate the couch to a shelter.

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532 Abby December 5, 2009

I would love the orange mat!

If you are looking to get rid of the couch call your local CASA group to see if there are any single moms looking for a couch. Great cause!

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