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*Winner Announced* a Zymbol Wrap and Tuck Bracelet

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Zymbol Wrap & Tuck Women's Bracelet

Zymbol Wrap & Tuck Women’s Bracelet with the message that started it all – “Love is All U Need” and a Peace Symbol

Alone, the Zymbol Interactive Wrap & Tuck bracelet design is eye-catching, unique and sure to grab attention.  When someone comments on it (and they always do), it’s also a great ice breaker because it has a fascinating story behind it.  The founder, Sally Short, drew a doodle on paper one day.  She wrote the words “Love is All U Need” with the letters overlaying each other.  A peace symbol completed the design. Sally sent the design off to be cast in to a “Love and Peace” pendent. When it arrived, one of the family noticed that, if you turn the pendent on its side, she could see the letter K.  Upon further inspection, the family realized that not only was every letter in the pendents, but so was every number.

I am not what you would call a jewelry buff.  In fact, I rarely wear any jewelry at all unless it carries special significance.  My wedding band, my husband’s family heirloom, and a few rings my grandmother gave me are the only rings I wear.  I wear a pin on a chain around my neck occasionally.  It’s an orchid that David gave to me for my 16th birthday.  I held on to it even though we broke up.  Now, it represents how our relationship has blossomed and we are together again. I have a Zymbol necklace pendent and, this week, I added the Zymbol Wrap & Tuck bracelet to my collection.  That is of course, if my daughter, Lydia, doesn’t manage to talk me out of it. She loves both the design and the idea behind it.

The Zymbol symbol represents whatever you want it to represent.  A template card comes with it to help you find the letters and doubles as a gift card.  Just fill out the “To” and “From” fields and trace out the message on the spaces in the card.  It even has a cheat sheet at the bottom to make it easy to find the letters.

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Trace your message on the card to relay its significance to the recipient.

Zymbol is a Perfect Gift

I can see all kinds of unique gift-giving opportunities here.  For Christmas, you could spell out your favorite holiday greetings.  For an anniversary, you could spell out the couple’s names and anniversary date.  Mother’s Day or Father’s day, the Zymbol could spell out your kids names.   The parent could wear them to remember their wonderful children when they are apart.

Sometimes, I wear symbols to remind myself of something important that I don’t necessarily need or want other people understanding.  For instance, a recovering alcoholic could use it to remember the date he or she committed to sobriety, or the Serenity prayer.  That’s the wonderful thing about a Zymbol.  There are several billion people on this planet and each person could use it to remember something different.  It is truly interactive. And it’s powerful.  You can wear your message boldly and keep it as private as you want.  Wear it as a reminder.  Wear it for inspiration.  Wear it as a conversational ice breaker.  You can also change the message daily to suit your needs, if you wanted.

It’s also multilingual.  As long as the language uses the Roman Alphabet, they could wear the Zymbol Interactive charm to represent any non-english message.  The Zymbol crosses cultural boundaries, is unisex and extremely personal to every person.  How many symbols can you think of that manage that?

Social Impact

Also, every time someone buys a Zymbol, they gift an acrylic Zymbol to a Children’s hospital.  That child undergoing surgeries or chemotherapy now has a unique charm to remind them that there is hope.  They have something tangible to inspire them to keep fighting.  The YouTube video on that link really demonstrates how each child finds a unique inspiration and how a Zymbol has helped, not only them, but also their parents to remember that they are warriors, as strong as Iron Man and there is hope.  CAUTION: RUNNY MASCARA ALERT!  So, by getting one to encourage someone you love, you are also helping a sick child.

Special Request

Right now, QVC is taking votes on which new products to add to their line and Zymbol is in the running!  Would you hop over to the QVC Sprouts page and give them a vote?  Just click the “Yes, This Sounds Interesting” button.  I feel that a company that offers such a unique product and gives back to the community in such a meaningful way really deserves a bit of a boost! Voting ends on December 20 and so does this giveaway!

How to Put the Zymbol Wrap and Tuck Bracelet On

The Zymbol Wrap and Tuck Women’s bracelet will fit almost any wrist regardless of size.  You just pull the string as tight as you want it to go, wrap it around the bracelet and tuck it under.  It stays put and is a perfect fit. I have very small wrists, and haven’t had any problems the fit at all.

Other News of Note

In addition to bracelets, Zymbol also carries necklace pendents, earrings, and charms for both men and women.  Available in sterling silver, stainless steel, pewter, wood and colored acrylic, you can find your unique Zymbol that is as unique as you are.  They even have one etched into dog tags.  These would make a good gift for a returning soldier to remember the date they reunite with their family, or some other memorable date.

You can also learn more about Zymbol on their website, or by liking them on Facebook.

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Blu-Ray Movie Magic Giveaway! *Winner Announced*

Blu-Ray Movie Magic Giveaway!

Blu-Ray Movie Giveaway

You Haven’t Seen Your Favorite Movie Until You’ve Seen the Special Features!

This Holiday rediscover the #MovieMagic behind your favorite films. Blu-ray offers exclusive special features that put you in the filmmaker’s chair, with a behind-the-scenes access to all the magic: Special effects, talent interviews, alternative endings, unreleased scenes, bloopers, and more!

With a Blu-ray combo pack, you can enjoy your favorite films in high-definition whenever and wherever you want. You can keep the Blu-ray disc in the living room, DVD in the car, and the digital copy on your phone for when you’re on the move!

Grab your favorite movie lover a Blu-ray this holiday!

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I love the new combo packs!  You get a Blu-Ray, a DVD and a digital code for Vudu/UltraViolet to watch the movie on any device that can stream from Vudu!

Highlights:
• With the combo pack you can take your favorite films wherever you go. You can keep the Blu-ray disc in the living room, DVD for the car, and the digital copy on your mobile phone while on the move!
• Blu-ray lets you to watch your favorite movies with unmatched sound and video that is SIX TIMES the quality of DVDs!
• Blu-ray offers the most premium possible in home entertainment experience
• You don’t have to worry about the buffering that happens with streaming videos

On December 14, I will choose one winner who wins a copy of one of the following titles (chosen at random from the list below)

• The Little Mermaid – Diamond Edition
• The Lone Ranger
• Monsters University
• Angels Rising
• Rise of The Guardians
• Despicable Me 2
• Turbo
• Grown Ups 2
• Wizard of Oz 3D
• The Wolverine
• Star Trek: Into Darkness
• White House Down
• Fast 6
• Pacific Rim
• After Earth
• Man of Steel
• Red 2
• World War Z
• 2 Guns
• Weeds: The Complete Collection
• Predator 3D

Each household is only eligible to win ONE #MovieMagic Title via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Good Luck!

HOW TO ENTER TO win Pacific Rim Blu-Ray

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NAPA AutoCare $25.00 Gift Card Winner Announced

NAPA AutoCare $25.00 Gift Card Giveaway

NAPA AutoCare GiftCard

The Holiday season is rapidly approaching, and for a lot of us that means it’s ROAD TRIP time! Long trips can be taxing on your vehicle, which makes it even more important that it’s kept in tip top shape before you take-off.

The question is… do you know what it takes to keep up with your vehicles needs? How “car competent” are you?

Our friends at NAPA AutoCare Centers have created a quiz for you to test your Car Competency before you take the trip. Test your knowledge on basic auto care mainte-nance, and download some pro-tips along the way. We asked some of our ASE Certi-fied Technicians for 6 simple, and perhaps little known, pro-tips that will help you protect one of your biggest investments… your car!

To make this all even better, we are going to give you a $25 NAPA Cash card to givea-way to one of you! This card is good at any of your neighborhood NAPA AutoCare Centers. Get a taste of the premium, friendly, certified, and guaranteed work that NAPA AutoCare Centers provide. Take the quiz below and be sure to download the handy guide to learn more!

Here’s what you can expect on your visit:

- NAPA AutoCare Centers use ASE Certified techs. This means that you can trust that your car is being serviced by knowledgeable professionals, specifically equipped to help with all your needs.

- Our AutoCare Centers offer The Peace of Mind Nationwide Warranty which includes a 24-month/24,000 mile warranty on qualifying repairs and services. This means you get to have all of the benefits that come with doing business with a locally-owned business, but still have your work certified and guaranteed nationwide!

- With more than 15,000 locations nationwide, there is a NAPA AutoCare Center that is close by and ready to take care of all your vehicles your family owns.

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*Winner Announced* Pacific Rim Movie Giveaway – US/Canada

Enter to win Pacific Rim on Blu-Ray

Pacific Rim Blu-RayDid you get to see Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theaters?  I didn’t, but it was one that I wanted to see because I love sci-fi films.  Set in the not too distant future, Earth is at war with a race of enormous alien people from an inter-dimensional gateway on the Pacific Ocean floor.

The people of Earth unite to fight by creating gigantic pilot-controlled robots.  I know right?  What’s not to love – lots of action, lots of big robots and lot of monstrous-sized aliens battling over Earth’s destiny.  I am so glad that it’s coming out on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 15.

Check out this movie trailer and see if it doesn’t whet your appetite for more!

In celebration, Warner Brothers has asked me to host a giveaway and give one lucky reader a free copy of Guillermo del Toro’s action-packed sci-fi adventure.

I love this little app they sent me to share with you.  Take the quiz and see how you rate on the fan scale, piddle with the interactive images and play with the movie sound effects.  Since I have not seen the movie (yet), I didn’t perform too well.  The sound effects put you directly in the action, but I found it helpful to mute the background music first (use the button on the bottom of the app).

So, would you like to enter to win Pacific Rim when it comes out on Blu-Ray?  This giveaway is open to the US and Canada

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*Winner Announced* Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie GIVEAWAY! US/Canada

Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie GIVEAWAY!

Warner Bros. Spook-Tacular Movie GIVEAWAY!

It’s almost Halloween – one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I love all the costumes, the spicy smell the air takes on, the crunch of fallen leaves and the colors on the trees.  We always dress up our house and have a spooky Halloween party complete with pumpkin carving, spiced cider, game night and spooky Halloween treats?

What do you think is the best part of Halloween?

The pumpkin carving? The costumes? The free candy? All are amazing, but whether you are the bunch that loves dressing up and scaring the neighbors or you plan to stay-in, Warner Bros. has a line-up of Spook-Tacular Movies to get you in the holiday spirit. From classics like It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown & Scooby-Doo The Goblin King to Adventure Time – Jake the Dad, you can count on a spook-tacular selection that the entire family can enjoy!

Before you and the kids take the neighborhood by storm, get in the mood by sharing some spooky stories! Download copies of the Spook-Tacular Story Time PDF, fire up the flashlights, and gather in a circle….. this Halloween it’s STORY TIME! Perfect for kids ages 7 to 73!

In celebration, I am giving one winner from either the US or Canada one of these Spook-Tacular DVDs.  Whichever one you get will be a complete surprise chosen at random by Warner Bros!

• Scooby-Doo! 13 Spooky Tales: Run for your Rife!
• Regular Show – Fright Pack (V4)
• It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Deluxe Edition
• Tom and Jerry: Tricks and Treats
• Bugs Bunny’s Howl-oween
• Scooby-Doo and the Goblin King
• Tom and Jerry: Halloween Hijinks
• Sesame Street: Elmo Says Boo!
• Adventure Time – Jake the Dad (V5)

So what kind of Halloween family are you?  I took the quiz below and found out we are the PARANORMAL PUMPKIN FAMILY! For the entire month of October, you guys eat, drink and dream pumpkins!  LOL – That’s about it :)  If I hadn’t been so sick these last two weeks, I would have already decorated.  What did you get?  Of course, what’s Halloween without a spooky story or two?  Check out the story on the PDF link to get your Halloween started.

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*Winner Announced* Enter to win a CarPET Scratch stopper

CarPET Scratch Stopper Review and Giveaway

Both Mittens and Autumn became very curios about what has thwarted them!

Both Mittens and Autumn became very curios about what has thwarted them!

Do you have cats?  We have four and they LOVE to scratch on things.  Most cats prefer carpet on stairs and in door frames.  Sometimes, it’s necessary to find a deterrent to undesirable behaviors until you can successfully train your cats that where their appropriate scratching areas are (i.e – not your carpet).

Both my husband and I work from our home office.  We were sharing a bedroom office with hardwood floor, but that was very cramped.  Recently two of our sons moved out of the house, so we decided to take over the carpeted basement.  Normally, when the cats hung out in the basement with David and I while we were working, it didn’t pose a problem.  However, now the cats have discovered the carpet in the basement.  While I work to teach the cats that clawing the carpet is inappropriate behavior, we are renting this place and I needed a fix until they learn to leave carpets, especially in the doorways.

Thankfully, I found a solution before they did any serious damage.  I found CarPET Scratch Stopper.  It’s a hard plastic sheet contoured to fit under doors.  While they are thin enough to fit under a standard door with carpeting, they are durable and come with a 5 year warranty.  The cats can’t scratch the carpet through the plastic, so it CarPET Scratch Stopper works immediately to protect the carpet.  As soon as I put it down at the door frame, my two scratchers (Autumn and Mittens) became very curious.  Check it out! Can’t scratch through that, huh?

CarPET Scratch Stopper is safe for your cats and won’t damage your carpet.  It’s translucent, so it doesn’t clash with your decor colors.  We just leave in ours in place.  It’s easy to use.  You just put it in your door frame and it works immediately.  It comes in 3 sizes to fit most US standard door frames.  CarPET Scratch Stopper comes with a 5 year warranty and, right not, they are on sale for buy 1 and get one at 50% off.  Considering how much money it will save us in carpet repair bills (or losing our damage deposit), it is definitely worth the investment.    I also love that they support some special causes like the ASPCA, Best Friends and the Paw Project.

Oh – if you really want some sweet stories, check out their “About Us” page and read about how the founder met each of her four cats.

You can check them on their website, Facebook or Follow them on Pinterest.

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