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Giveaway is now closed!  Thanks for entering!  Winner will be announced tomorrow AM. 

Can I be honest with you guys?  I can't sleep in on the weekends.  Why?  Because I am one of those people that is up with the sun or any kind of light.  If I want to sleep in, I have to wear a big dark blackout mask.  It is not attractive at all!  And even when it is supposed to be dark outside, our bedroom window always seems to have either the moon or our neighbors back porch light shining in to it.  Here is the sorry state of that window.  The blinds are old and dingy.  And no matter how tight I pull the cord it still lets TONS of light through. I have wanted blackout shades for a long time ... sigh. 

So when the gracious folks at Redi Shade offered to let me test out one of there new Simple Fit shades it almost sounded a little too good to be true.  They touted a shade with a custom fit that you could install in seconds with no tools or traditional brackets.  They even included a link to this YouTube video that showed the shade being installed in less than 30 seconds.





So I accepted their offer and ordered one of their black-out cellulose shades in cream.  The photo in the room below sold me on it. I was already dreaming of blissful sleep ....
Photo via RediShade

I got my shade about 12 days after I ordered it.  Not bad for a custom order.  It took me about 5 minutes to uninstall my current blinds.  After giving the whole area a good dusting, I checked out the instructions. Pretty simple, if you watched the video.  And honestly, I did it so quickly that I even forgot to take pictures while I was doing it.  I think it really did take just seconds!  And man does it look a lot better.  Check it out!

I love it!  So much better than our old blinds.  And the darkness is just pure bliss!  Our bedroom is staying so much cooler now that we installed it as well - which I know is saving us money in the long run. 

I also love that it has no cords to get tangled up or in!  Perfect for this house full of felines.  You just gently pull down on it to raise or lower the shade.

But here's the best part, Redi Shade is also offering to give another custom shade for free to one of my readers!  The value of each shade is between $99 and $253, depending upon the size and type.  You can customize this to match your room and your needs - no matter if you love the light or just want to bask in the darkness like me! The only caveat is that this giveaway is open to US Residents only.  Sorry guys, they only ship in the US right now.

So what do you have to do to win your own custom shade?  Hop over and look at all the Simple Fit options and tell me which one you would choose and what room would you put it in!  That is it!

You can get an extra entry for
- becoming a follower
- joining my Facebook page (just click the like button)
- blogging about this giveaway
- or tweeting about this giveaway

That is 5 ways you can enter to win!  Make sure you enter an additional comment for each of your extra entries and leave a link to your blog or twitter so I can see your shout out!  The giveaway will stay open until next Monday (9/27) and will close at 9 pm CST.  I will announce the winner on Tuesday morning. 

Good luck!  Meanwhile I will be sleeping soundly!  :)

51 frugal friends said ...

Larissa said... @ September 20, 2010 at 11:47 PM

I'd get the light filtering in snow!

Larissa said... @ September 20, 2010 at 11:48 PM

I follow your blog.

Larissa said... @ September 20, 2010 at 11:48 PM

I follow your Facebook page!

Larissa said... @ September 20, 2010 at 11:49 PM

I tweeted the contest here: http://twitter.com/ReefBotanicals/status/25091041952

Becky said... @ September 21, 2010 at 1:09 AM

I'd get the Black-Out shades in Snow.

Becky said... @ September 21, 2010 at 1:18 AM

I'm a follower.

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said... @ September 21, 2010 at 6:54 AM

I like the cellular in white. I"m looking for shades for my son's bedroom so that is where I would put it. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

Rene said... @ September 21, 2010 at 7:37 AM

Just chiming in to say that I LOVE my Redi Shade!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said... @ September 21, 2010 at 7:54 AM

I don't need any shades but think that these would be ideal for anyone with a baby. If the sun's not shining in their room, baby might sleep longer giving the parents a few more minutes of rest themselves.

Erin@likegrandmas said... @ September 21, 2010 at 7:56 AM

Honestly not sure which one I would get. I like several of them, but would most likely go with the cellular in natural fabric.

ape2016 said... @ September 21, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I would choose the black out shade in cream for my bedroom.

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B. Wilson said... @ September 21, 2010 at 8:56 AM

We've love inside mounted cellular shades for out living room.
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fafner said... @ September 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM

Ooh contest! I'd get the black out curtain with pleats. And it would definitely go in my bedroom. I'm right on a busy avenue, so the light never stops. If I had this...well then I'd just need a way to block out the sound and I'd sleep like a suburban baby.

-Susan (eccentric.oyster@gmail.com)

LambAround said... @ September 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM

I like the Redi Shade Simple Fit Light Filtering Snow. I would put it in my master bathroom.

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LambAround said... @ September 21, 2010 at 9:24 AM

I'm a follower :)

CallMePretty411@yahoo.com said... @ September 21, 2010 at 10:42 AM

We'd love the Black-Out shade in Snow for the bedroom.

Anonymous said... @ September 21, 2010 at 11:18 AM

I would get the blackout shade....
Carole

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said... @ September 21, 2010 at 11:45 AM

I've never been a huge fan of shades, but these look great! When I find a house, I'll definitely keep these in mind!

Sandy said... @ September 22, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Thanks for visiting and your kind comments. My house had shades in every room whan I moved in, I have been slowly removing them to let the light in, the house is very dark. I'm not a huge fan of shades, but if I ever had to get new ones, these look like ones I might try.
Sandy

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said... @ September 22, 2010 at 8:05 AM

I like the energy saving line of shades in a light filtering style.

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said... @ September 22, 2010 at 8:06 AM

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Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said... @ September 22, 2010 at 8:07 AM

I follow you on Google Friend Connect and signed up for your newsletter

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said... @ September 22, 2010 at 8:09 AM

I retweeted your giveaway

Our Little Group said... @ September 22, 2010 at 11:39 AM

I would get the black out snow for my bedroom
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Our Little Group said... @ September 22, 2010 at 11:40 AM

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Our Little Group said... @ September 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

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Kameron Morrow said... @ September 22, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I would choose the "Light Blocking" shade for my son's room! He sleeps SO much better when there's no light coming thru the blinds!

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Entertaining Women said... @ September 22, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I'm glad to know that you're usually up and about early. I count on people like you to handle the world until I can get going each day. LOL. I'm not an early riser, so I've been a huge fan of black out shades for years. Your new one looks so nice, and I really like the no cord feature. Thank you for sharing your new find and for stopping by my post. Come visit again any time! Cherry Kay

Kameron Morrow said... @ September 22, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I'm a follower!

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Kameron Morrow said... @ September 22, 2010 at 12:55 PM

I "like" you on FB!

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Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said... @ September 22, 2010 at 6:42 PM

I'd love a light filtering shade for our bedroom. I also really like the fact that there's a no cord option!

Wendy said... @ September 22, 2010 at 7:39 PM

I would love the easy touch in cream and since we just moved, every room needs a blind! Mostly the bathrooms first :)
I agree with you, I need a dark room to get a good nights sleep!
Wendy

Benita said... @ September 22, 2010 at 11:22 PM

I would choose the Redi Shade Frugal with a Flourish light blocking fabric 36" in white for the den.

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Benita said... @ September 22, 2010 at 11:23 PM

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carole said... @ September 23, 2010 at 9:39 AM

I need the blackout in cream for my bedroom!!
Carole
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2ndheartmom said... @ September 23, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Definitely cordless Simple Redi-Fit...probably in cream. I need them for my daughter's room (19 MO) because she is a horrible sleeper and I think having a dark room would really help immensely.

2ndheartmom said... @ September 23, 2010 at 8:34 PM

I am now a follower! Always looking for flourish...and the frugality makes it doable for us! :)

Cindy said... @ September 24, 2010 at 9:31 AM

I would get the corded shade for my living room.

kmogilevski said... @ September 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM

I would get a room darkening shades in white or cream color and would put the shade in one of the bedrooms (either our master bedroom or upstairs guest bedroom...need to consult hubby).

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kmogilevski said... @ September 25, 2010 at 9:42 PM

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lmurley2000 said... @ September 27, 2010 at 3:38 PM

i like the room darking original for my living room

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Traci@ Beneath My Heart said... @ September 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM

Okay...I went to the site. How much time do I have left? I would get the white light blocking ones. For my bedroom!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said... @ September 27, 2010 at 8:59 PM

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