Friday, November 30, 2012

Tinkerbella Designs #HoliDazeGiftAway

And the HoliDaze Gift-Away goodness continues! I think I have mentioned my love of jewelry that is unique and no one else has. I LOVE it! And Tinkerbella Designs has just that! Brandi makes each bracelet and hand made piece of jewelry special. Which mean no 2 are exactly alike. I have bracelet above and I love it! It is inspired by Jiminy Cricket. How cool is that?

Disclaimer: I was given this bracelet so I could write a review. All opinions are my own.

The bracelets are made from beads and stretch to fit. The stretch was perfect and didn't feel tight on my wrist at all. I love the look of the beads and that Brandi uses. Also the character inspiration is subtle but the true Disney fan can still see it. I think this a great way to put a Disney touch into your everyday look. Maybe if we ask Brandi REALLY nicely she'll do this again. Can you say "Happy Birthday DragynAlly"?

If you look below you will see a bracelet inspired by another Disney character. (Guess who.) And that one you can win! Many will enter. One will win. Open world wide. Rules in the rafflecopter and when in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks.


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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Etch-A-Sketch #HoliDazeGiftAway

Another HoliDaze Gift-Away. Short review this time Guys and Dolls. Mainly what you need to know is that it is a classic Etch-A-Sketch. It is awesome! And I am sending it out myself. Which means this giveaway is world wide.

I love Etch-a-Sketch! It is a fun classic toy that we have all grown up on. I'm not the best etch-a-artist but I can do a straight line like there's no tomorrow.

What's great about adding Etch-a-Sketch to you HoliDaze gifts is that it is nostalgic. Not only will kids love it but adults will love thief fond memories of it. And everyone in the house will want a turn.

So why not win one? The pics below are from a previous promotion so your Etch-A-Sketch won't look like them. But I thought they were cool. Many will enter. One will win. Rules in the rafflecopter and as always when in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks.

From an earlier promotion..

Cool right?

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

I Met Kermit!!!

And Pepe. And I asked them to say "hi" to my boyfriend... What happened next was ALL them! Enjoy.

Kimie's Kreations #HoliDazeGiftAway


Happy HoliDaze Gift-Away. I love jewelry! I love jewelry other people don't have even more. Enter Kimie's Kreations! She makes custom Disney necklaces and therefor has solidified a place as my hero.

Kim's necklaces are great. They are hand made, Kim uses great materials and no two necklaces are exactly alike. I have been wearing the necklace above like crazy! I guess I should do this...

Disclaimer: I was given a necklace to review. All opinions are my own.

I love that Kim makes each on special. She can make a necklace based on any character you love. Not just Disney. And she can turn pics in to one of a kind jewelry. (I just happen to love the Disney!) I also liked that the chain she chose was thin but sturdy and that it was a good length so it hangs perfectly. The actual pendant was also very sturdy. I actually played around with it a bit. It held up perfectly. You can totally check out Kim's great jewelry designs on her page here.

But why take my word on the awesomeness? You can win the necklace below for you or a friend or a family member or you. Many will enter one will win this FAB necklace. And maybe if we ask nicely Kimie will come back and do this again. (Haunted Mansion stuff for Halloween?!) Any way. Rules in the rafflecopter and when in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks.


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

An ode to KRAVE Jerky #HoliDazeGiftAway

I love brightly colored packaging!
Oh KRAVE Jerky, How do I love thee. Let me count the.... Wait this is a review. Not a love letter. Sorry about that! Yes this is a review and a very positive one at that. I guess with that said we should do this...

Disclaimer: I was given a sample box of KRAVE Jerky to try and review. That is all I was given. All opinions are my own.

Own your brand!
I really do love KRAVE Jerky. I didn't even know it existed until I started hunting down brands for the HoliDaze Gift-Away. Now that I've found them I may be an addict. They are that good. They sent a "sample" box. Why is "sample" in quotes? Because these were full sized bags of jerky! I was expecting little one bite samples. Nope.

Now I have eaten a lot of jerky in my life. I've been a jerky fan since age 9 and I am older than that... I have tried many name brands and nothing compares to this jerky.

KRAVE Jerky is the most flavorful and tender jerky I have ever had. It was tender from beginning to end and that has never happened to me with jerky. In fact, I thought jerky being tough was par for the course. Boy was I wrong! Also the flavors were magical! (I'm not exaggerating.) They were bright and rich but didn't detract from the flavors of the meat.

I was able to try 5 of KRAVE Jerky's flavors so let me give you the run down on each one. I will also say that this are ordered from my least to most favorite, but these are MY person preferences and I did LOVE them all. Also someday I would like to pair these with drinks so I actually made up my own little pairings in my head and decided to share them with you (no drinking until you're 21!).

  1. Garlic Chili Pepper(beef): Mostly spicy and slightly sweet. Leaves a slow burn in your mouth after eaten. If you like spice you'll think this is mild. If you have an aversion to spice it's not bad but is spicy. I think this would be best paired with a lager beer.
  2. Chili Lime (beef): Very spicy. Instant burn but bright flavors because of the lime and slightly sweet. Would pair best with a tequila sunrise or margarita. 
  3. Sweet Chipotle (beef): Don't let the name fool you this is spicy. The first thing you taste is the strong brown sugar-like sweetness. Then the fiery peppers kick in for a slow lasting burn. Dark rum or a Rum Runner cocktail would be really good with this.
  4. Lemon Garlic (turkey): I never thought I would like turkey jerky but I do. Tender and moist with flavor permeating it. Sweet and not overpowered with the taste of lemon. The lemon and garlic is balanced. Not spicy. A Moscato wine would be really good with this.
  5. Smokey Grilled Teriyaki (pork): This is the one I wanted to keep forever! But I ate it up. Sweetest of the jerky I tried. Almost tasted as if it were covered in sugar. Mild flavor and tangy. Exactly how a good teriyaki should taste. This one was also the hardest one for me to imagine a pair for because frankly after I tasted it I didn't want anything else. But if I HAD to I'm thinking light beer or sake. 

KRAVE Jerky would be a GREAT gift for the carnivore in the family. A sample pack like this is $35 and that includes shipping. I say pick 5 interesting sounding flavors and go to town! Don't trust my taste buds? Try it for yourself! \

Below you can win your own "sample" (full bags remember!) pack. Many will enter, one will win and KRAVE Jerky will send you a box to try. Read all of the rules in the rafflecopter and when in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks. Good luck!!!

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Bailey's Creamer Review #HoliDazeGiftAway

Bailey's creamers... So nice we're giving it away twice! What? There are 10 chances to win. Smile. This time I want to include a bit of a review.

As I sit here I am drinking a large cup of coffee out of my favorite Nightmare Before Christmas mug. And this cup of coffee is flavored by one of my new favorite finds. Pumpkin Spice Bailey's creamer. It is so good! I've reviewed Baliey's creamer before but it's worth going over some of the reasons why I love it so.

Bailey's creamers are smoother, richer and creamer than any other coffee creamers I have ever tasted (and I've tasted many!) Pumpkin Spice is no exception. It is smooth, creamy and has the perfect balanced pumpkin spice flavor. It's lightly sweet with cinnamon and other spices. It tastes like a hint of pumpkin pie and not like biting into a pumpkin.

And here's a little secret for you: Bailey's Pumpkin Spice creamer in a cup of coffee tastes as good as ANY expensive pumpkin spice latte I have ever had. Any. Seriously. Even that coffee place I love but will not name.

In any case as usual I say don't take my word for it. Win it! Many will enter 5 will win a Bailey's coupon for a free bottle and a mug. Rules in the rafflecopter and when in doubt check out the giveaway tips and tricks.

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Cash for Christmas?!

I'm dreaming of a green Christmas!!! What? You know you love cash! Enter this giveaway for a chance to win it! As always read below and I wish you the very best of luck.

$250 Cash for Christmas

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Saturday, November 24, 2012

A Gift of @BAILEYSCreamers! #HoliDazeGiftAway

Here's a thought for you HoliDaze gift givers. What do you get for the coffee lover who had everything? Bailey's creamer! What's that you say? They've already tried it? Ok but if they drink coffee like I drink coffee they need more. And they need it now. So why not give them a gift you know they will love and use?

In fact I'm so serious I am adding Bailey's creamer to my HoliDaze list as we speak! As I've gotten wiser (I refuse to age) I realize that gifts I can actually use in my everyday life are the best! They are the one's I enjoy and appreciate most. A bottle of Bailey's creamer provides instant gratification to the recipient. If they are anything like me they make a pot of coffee the moment they get it.

But you don't just want to hand over a bottle of Bailey's creamer to your friend or loved one! You want it to look like a gift. Here are a few wrapping ideas:

  1. Gift bag... Easy!
  2. Find over-sized mug (aka soup bowl with handle) place small bottle of creamer inside. Wrap in cellophane. Tie bow on outside.
  3. Take large bottle of Bailey's creamer. Place small coffee mug in front. Put small bag of gourmet coffee in mug. Wrap in cellophane. Tie with bow.
  4. Hand your loved one bailey's creamer with a bow tied around it. 
But why take my word for it? For the HoliDaze 5 of you will win a coupon for your own bottle (free bottle!) of Bailey's creamer and a mug from your friendly neighborhood DragynAlly, Many will enter 5 will win. See Rafflecopter for rules and when in doubt check the giveaway tips and tricks.

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All I Want for Christmas....

Welcome to the 
All I Want for Christmas Giveaway
hosted by Mom Loves 2 Read.
This giveaway will start on November 24th at 12:01 am (EST) 
and ends on December 11th at 12:01 am (EST).  
Enter using the rafflecopter form provided.  
The more entries you complete the better your chance of winning 
one of these great prize packages!

This is big group giveaway that is part of a blog hop. Which means a TON of awesome prizes. Including my personal contribution HERE. I wish everyone who dares to participate the best of luck! Have fun and READ everything. I want you to win big. There's also a linky at the bottom so you can check out the other giveaways. So hop around! Happy HoliDaze!

  Grand Prize Package #1
(value over $500) 

$100 Fandango GC

$100 Lori the Author Swag Bag

Christmas Jewelry Candle (value $40 - $7500)

$50 GC

The Juppy (color of choice)

Real Kids Shades (color/style of choice)

Funbites (1 of each)

Knot Genie (camo)

Caliope Board Game

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble - signed print

Noah Zarc: Cateclysm - signed print

Claus by Tony Bertauski - ebook

Grand Prize Package #2

(approx value $300)

$100 box of books for the family

Soylicious Country Kitchen Candles (2 of choice)

The Juppy (color of choice) $40 GC

Knot Genie (silver)

Kair Bath Visor (color of choice)

Real Kids Shades (1 girl, 1 boy ages 7-12)

Slice Safety Cutter

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble - signed print

Claus by Tony Bertauski - ebook

Grand Prize Package #3

(approx value $170)

$50 box of books for the family

The Juppy (blue)

Knot Genie (purple)

Melissa & Doug Stamp set

Kair Bath Visor (color of choice)

Real Kids Shades (boy age 7-12)

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble - signed print

Claus by Tony Bertauski - ebook

Grand Prize Package #4

(value over $60) 


Spontaneous Board Game

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble - signed print

Claus by Tony Bertauski - ebook

Grand Prize Package #5

(value over $25


Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble - signed print

Claus by Tony Bertauski - ebook


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Easy to Enter - Just complete the tasks on the Rafflecopter form - make sure to complete each of them before clicking Enter - do as many as you like - the more entries you do the greater your chance of winning

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FandangoLori the AuthorMilitaryApparelcompany.comKnot Genie! Slice! Kair!   Caliope Games! ediapercakes.comThe JuppyMelissa & Doug! Chillingly Cheap!  Author Tony Bertauski Author J.S. Wilsoncroft Author D. Robert Pease!

Giveaway is open in the continental United States.  Please read the Terms & Conditions at the bottom of the form for full contest info.  The Dragyn's Lair is not responsible for Grand Prize event or sponsored prize fulfillment. For any questions or concerns please see the contact info on Mom Loves 2 Read.

Another $25 Disney Gift Card #HoliDazeGiftAway

Special thanks to our sponsor Leigh at Mousekeplanner! Check out her site and tell her DragynAlly sent you! Disney gift card.... $25.... You want it! Rules in rafflecopter. When in doubt go to the giveaway tips and tricks. Good luck! Happy Holidays!

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Inflatable Snow Castle #Giveaway!!!

This is an inflatable snow castle. I think it is awesome. In fact I think I want one! In any case you know the drill. Read EVERYTHING. I wish you the best of luck and I hope one of you wins this!

Winter Wonderland Inflatable
 Snow Castle Fort Giveaway 
 Hosted by: Inside My Head


Product Description:

A real snow castle would take hours to build and require lots of snow. So we designed our exclusive heavy-duty vinyl Snow Castle to set up almost anywhere, whether there's a blizzard or not. Much more than just a snow fort, our castle encourages children to use their imaginations while having fun for hours on end. 

Electric inflation pump and four flags included
Size 71" x 54" x 55"H 
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$200 #HoliDazeGiftAway

Happy Black Friday!!!! Who's still up? Or did the tryptophan get you? This is the Lair's BIGGEST giveaway to date... That I know of.

As a part of the HoliDaze Gift-Away we are giving one lucky winner $200 either in Paypal money or gift card. Sounds like fun? But here in the Lair we don't just give away money! We help others. The bloggers involved in this raised $100 to help a family that has been terribly affected by the storm Sandy that hit the northeast. We do what we can.

This giveaway, like the ones before it, is simple. All you HAVE to do is leave a comment (based on what the rafflecopter question is). Then after that it's all optional. But if you've hang out in the Lair long enough you already do half the stuff I'm asking. There are a few BONUS options that will get you to blog hop and check out the other sites involved in this. Tell them thank you when you can.

Many will enter one person will win $200! The giveaway starts NOW and Ends December 11 at midnight. I wish you the best of luck!  PLEASE follow the rules (I hate disqualifying people). When it doubt check out my giveaway tips and tricks page.

When you guys and dolls enter the giveaways PLEASE comment on the post and NOT in the rafflecopter. I want to read what you are writing.

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Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

Earlier this week I asked you what you were thankful for... 4 of you answered. The rest of you can comment. ;-)

Myria J. Said "Music"

Felicia E. Said "Being given the opportunity to be closer to my family this last year when they really needed me."

Rachel A. Said "I am thankful for my wonderful daughter Nita A. & mother Bernadine H., who support all my whims and dreams...never once telling me they were silly or crazy. If it fails, they help me pick up the pieces and if it succeeds, they celebrate with as much excitement as me. Without these girls, I would be completely lost..."

Ricky Y. Said "Finding new love and being with family."

What am I thankful for you ask? All of you. Thank you for stopping by and reading what's going on in my life. It means the world to me! And I love hearing from you and seeing what's happening in your life. So drop a comment and tell me What are you thankful for?

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Twitter Follows for AIWFC

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Make sure to follow them ALL or you might accidentally get disqualified - :)








Your Words Wednesday 3

Hey it's Ricky here! So for the past two weeks we've been doing a fun writing experiment called "Your Words Wednesday" Every Wednesday we post a series of photos and it's you guys' job to give us a story to it in the comments below. We choose the best story idea I write a new short play which will be posted on the blog in January. So here are the photos, let you imagination run wild! Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Words Wednesday

Inflatable Snow Castle Fort Facebook Likes

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Thumbelina Magic Story #HoliDazeGiftAway

Remember when you were little and you'd read storybooks? And remember how stoked you were when those books were pop up books? Fast forward today. Storybooks are digital and interactive! They have motion, music and sounds that bring the story to life.

That's where Thumbelina Magic Story by PogrArt comes in. This iPad app is so much fun! It is an interactive story of the classic Thumbelina. It actually has a pretty rockin background soundtrack (no seriously, there are guitars!). The characters don't talk or read the book to you but what happens is really spectacular.

On certain pages of Thumbelina Magic Story things move or make noise when you tap on them. Actually some things move on their own. It was fun to tap around the pages and see what moved or made noise. See the video after the rafflecopter to see what I mean. On one page the flowers were like piano keys. On another page when you tapped on the door there was a knocking sound. And so much more!

The only problem I would say is that I was tapping my iPad to death in hopes stuff would move. There was no real indication or warning that something would move or not. There are some pages where nothing moves at all. But I still tapped around to make sure.

Playing with Thumbelina Magic Story made me feel like a kid again. My eyes lit up every time something moved or sang. I was drawn into the story. For my geekier friends think of it like an interactive comic. You had pictures that added to and helped to tell the story. So much fun!

You can join in on the fun! Below is a giveaway to win your very own copy of Thumbelina Magic Story for iPad. The giveaway starts NOW and ends November 28 at midnight EST. Many will enter 2 will win. Rules are in the rafflecopter and when in doubt go HERE.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

iPieces by @PressmanToy #HoliDazeGiftAway

Hey Guys and Dolls and welcome to the FIRST of many giveaways headed your way. Today we are talking about Pressman iPieces games for iPad.  And with that in mind...

Disclaimer: I was given 2 iPieces games in exchange for doing this review however I don't review things I don't think you will find awesome. All opinions expressed are my own. 

I love these games! Ok review over.... Kidding! But I really do love these. I don't know that I've had this much fun playing board games with my family in a very long time. After the rafflecopter you can see video of my mom and dad playing against each other. It's so funny.

Back to the review. These games are fun and good for all ages 4+ (and by 4 I mean "knows the difference between plastic and food"). iPieces games are seriously user friendly. I didn't even need to read the directions and I was playing within moments. Same with my mom and my dad (both of which need to read every direction).

I think what I love most is the iPieces games turns your iPad into a mobile game room. The games are very addictive and you will definitely want to play more than one round.

The two games I got to test out were the Fishing game and the Air Hockey. Both of which hit a nostalgia cord for me. I used to own the old battery operated fishing game (who remembers those?). I also played air hockey every chance I could as a kid (and now).

A few things I noticed in playing both games. Rushing will get you no where. The more I tried to play the games fast and furiously the harder it was to play them properly. In fact with the air hockey game I was scoring more points against myself than my opponent was!

I also loved that each iPieces games had challenges that could only be added in a digital format (wait I'll explain). In the fishing game you didn't just collect fish but you have to watch out for a hungry fish stealing stork. So you're not just playing against an opponent you're playing against the game. In in air hockey there were ways to get bonus points or holes in the ice that caused you to lose points. Once again adding a challenge to the game and making it more exciting.

Pressman iPieces games would be a great HoliDaze gift for any family member. They retail for about $10 and once you play you'll know it's worth every penny. But why take my word for it? Below is a giveaway to win you're very own iPieces game! The giveaway starts NOW and ends Novemeber 27 at midnight. Many will enter one will win. When it doubt go to my giveaway tips and tricks page.

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Holiday Goodies Giveaway!

Ooh!  A fun prize pack just in time for the holiday season. I think you need this. Correction I know you need this! As usual make sure to read everything below. The rules for group giveaways like this can be tricky. Have fun good luck and PLEASE let me know if one of you is the lucky winner.

One lucky reader will win a prize pack valued at $423.
Our lovely co-hosts: Wrap with Jolene & Momanthology

  1. Professional Skin Care System (either pink or blue) from ToiletTree Products. Bring the spa to your home or give it as a wonderful gift! RV is $32.95! You can read Everything By Chelsea's review here.
  2. Wine Bottle Covers (4) & Tissue Box Covers from The Turtle Company. ARV is $11.96! You can read the entire review here.
  3. Three roll-on fragrances of YOUR choice from Auric Blends. Why not smell great this holiday season? RV is $22.50! You can read the entire review here.
  4. CellCeuticals Skin Treatment Kit Treatment Kit from CellCeuticals. It contains everything you need to look great this holiday season! RV is $120.00! You can read the entire review here.
  5. Normal Skin Care Travel Kit from Annmarie Gianni. It contains all kinds of natural skin care products so you can look your best! RV is $39.95! You can read the entire review here.
  6. Hilarious funny t-shirt of YOUR choice from Five Finger Tees. Spice up this holiday season with a hilarious saying on your tee! ARV is $11.99. You can read the entire review here.
  7. Green Tea Sampler from Enjoying Tea. Relax this season with a nice cup of delicious green tea. Not only does it taste great, but it is great for you! RV is $18.95! You can read the entire review here.
  8. Valle Dorado Eye Shadow Duo & Multipurpose Brush No. 15 from Mia Mariu. Pamper yourself with high quality Eye Shadow and a wonderful brush this season! RV is $38.00! You can read the entire review here.
  9. Fusion Pro Collagen Kit from Treat yourself to their newest product. RV is $110.00! You can read the entire review here.
  10. Polka Dot Wallet Organizer from Savvycents. Keep yourself organized this season with a great looking wallet! RV is $28.00! You can read the entire review here.
Now let's enter this holiday season with a great giveaway!
Open to US only. Giveaway runs from 11/20 @ 12:01 EST to 12/11 11:59 PM EST.
You must be 18 years or older to enter.
No substitutions on any items in the prize package.
The mandatory entries must be done for any other entries to be counted. They will be verified.
Good luck!!
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Disclosure: I received the items for this publication. I was in no way compensated for this publication. My opinions are my own and may vary from those of your own. The Dragyn's Lair is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Blogger Opp that Helps Sandy Affected Family

Hi all! As many of you know storm Sandy devastated the northeast. Places like my home state of NJ were hit really hard and many are still recovering. With this in mind I wanted to do my part to help. This is a paid blogger opportunity with 100% of the proceeds going to a family affected by Sandy. We will begiving away this Ruby necklace to one lucky winner. But more importantly we will be helping a family in need. I'm limiting it to 100 bloggers. If interested please fill out the form below. Thank you in advance for all you're doing to help! If you have any questions please email me

Donated by Brooke from When We Work Together

Vera Bradley bag?! Yes Please!

Vera Bradley.... Do I really need to say more? Do you really want to hear about how much I stinkin LOVE these bags? I didn't think so. You know the gig. This is a large group giveaway sponsored by Giveaway Promote and they are FAB when it come to finding the latest giveaways on the web. Read everything below and I wish you luck!

Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag & Turn Lock Wallet Giveaway

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Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag

A recessed zipper closure opens to reveal our latest pocket-happy handbag. Six interior compartments and a front slip pocket promise to contain all you wish to carry, while double quilted handles and channel stitching offer a stylish touch. Measures 12" x 9¾" x 4¾" with 11" strap drop. - Vera Bradley

Mandy Handbag Viva la Vera

Mandy Handbag Viva la Vera - Inside

Vera Bradley Turn Lock Wallet

Elegance doesn’t have to stop at handbags. For a high-style look from your clothes to your cash, this wallet is for you. Pair it with any favorite handbag style that incorporates silver hardware for a cohesive look. Unlock your style! Measures 7¾" x 4¾". - Vera Bradley

Turn Lock Wallet Viva la Vera
Turn Lock - Inside

The Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag and Turn Lock Wallet are both in the Viva la Vera pattern shown below.

Enter to win a Vera Bradley Mandy Handbag and Turn Lock Wallet in the Viva la Vera print.

Open in the United States and Canada.
Ends at 11:59pm EST on December 2nd, 2012.
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Saturday, November 17, 2012

CollageIt Review and Giveaway

Wanna know a secret guys and dolls? I am not the most artistic person on the planet. If it weren't for the art of writing I'd barely have any art at all. Enter CollageIt! This software takes your pics and turns them into a pretty awesome looking collage (hence the name). What's cool is that it is pretty much fool proof. You pick the style collage you want, pick your pics, do some cool background things (if you are so inclined) and viola! Collage!

The only problem I have been having with the software is that it crashes if I try to move to fast. Or do more than 2 back to back collages. That could be my computer's fault but it has happened enough times that I feel the need to share that with you.

I love the 4 collages that I made just from random vacation pictures. They turned out really well and even though the pics have no real rhyme or reason the collage still looks as though it were thought out. If you look below you can see them. I would totally print these out on picture paper and frame them as a memory of my fun trips.

But it's the HoliDaze season right? And you are wondering if this software can help with that. I would give that a resounding YES! Check out my last pic with Cinderella's castle... Over and over. I bet any Disney fan would love that as a token of your friendship or love. I know I would.

You can also share you CollageIt pics directly to Facebook or other social media. I think this was my favorite part. I could instantly make and share collages with friends and family online. I am actually contemplating ways to integrate this aspect into my blog.

I think CollageIt is a fun and easy software that the whole family can enjoy. I would love to see some designs people come up with. It's a cool way to keep memories or put all those thousands of iPhone pics (I know I'm not alone) into something fun and cool.

Now it's your turn to win your own CollageIt software. I have 20 copies to giveaway. 10 for Mac and 10 for PC. I want you to win them. As usual the rules are in the rafflecopter and  always check out the giveaway tips and tricks. I wish you the BEST of luck! Since there will be a lot of winner to choose from the giveaway starts NOW and ends December 2nd at Midnight.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Christmas Crown Giveaway

One of the HoliDaze Gift-Away sponsors is holding a giveaway of her own. Alyssa of Cinderella's Slippers is giving away tiaras! US only. Have fun and make sure to check out her page and let her know I sent you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Oz the Great and Powerful... AWESOME!

Am I the only one totally stoked for this movie? I bet the answer is NO! It looks so so good. And these are just the previews. I love the wink and nudge to the 1930s Wizard of Oz with the black and white and the color. Awesome! Check out the latest trailer and tell me what you think.