Sunday, December 10, 2017

Workout Recap - Week 49

Sunday, December 3rd – 7 mile run with the hubby, Stretched & Foam Rolled


Monday, December 4th – 13.1 mile run


Tuesday, December 5th – 60 minutes on the stationary bike, 3 mile run with the hubby, Stretched & Foam Rolled



Wednesday, December 6th – 10 mile run


Thursday, December 7th – 120 minutes on the stationary bike, Stretched & Foam Rolled


Friday, December 8th – 3.5 mile hike with the hubby, 3 mile run with the hubby, Stretched & Foam Rolled


Saturday, December 9th – Santa Mile with the pup {recap coming soon}, Stretched & Foam Rolled


I may not have gotten in as many miles as last week, but the miles I did manage were all pretty fantastic. Next week the hubby and I have two half marathons (one on Sunday and one on the following Saturday), so the mileage will look high again, but hopefully we will steady out soon. PS Recently I have been dealing with an allergic reaction on my feet (the doctor wasn't sure what it was from, so has just been trying to treat the symptoms) which has sort of hindered my running {my feet itch like crazy and I have gotten a max of 45 minutes at a time of sleep due to the issue}, as well as the Oceanside wild fires that have given us less than ideal air quality. With those two LARGE hinderances, I'm still happy with the week.

How were your workouts this past week?

Day 10 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 10 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 10 classic MudLOVE bands.


For today, DAY TEN, ten winners will be selected, each winning a classic MudLOVE band of their choice.

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If you know me, hopefully you know that charity, giving to others, being a light, and helping those around me makes my heart SMILE! Also, I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I love a #WristParty. Give me a bracelet and I will wear it until it falls off, but give me a bracelet that gives back to those in need and not only will I rock it I will spread the word to everyone I know about it! And that is EXACTLY how I feel about MudLOVE!


MudLOVE was started as a way to support clean water projects in Africa. They partner with Water for Good and every product purchased provides one week of clean water to someone in need in the Central African Republic. Along with providing clean water to a country in desperate need of hope, love and basic necessities, their products are an every day instrument of encouragement and inspiration. Can you say MAJOR WIN-WIN?!

I LOVE to rock my MudLOVE bands as often as possible!

Not only are the bracelets AMAZING, but they give a portion of the proceeds to help build wells in Central African Republic. How fan-freakin’-tastic is that?! And not only do they give back to those in need of clean water in Africa, but they're also giving to YOU because they wanted to team up for my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas!


Yup, that’s right, the MARVELOUS MudLOVE folks are offering up TEN of their classic bands to YOU! There will be 10 winners - each able to select the word and color of elastic on their own MudLOVE classic band.

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Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this specific giveaway, it will end on December 16th at 11:59pm PST and the TEN winners will be chosen on December 17th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the TEN lucky winners, you can still use coupon code "CARLEE" for 20% off through 12/31 (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Day 9 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 9 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 9 pairs of Ugly Christmas Sweater Knockaround sunnies.


For today, DAY NINE, nine winners will each win a pair of limited edition Knockaround Ugly Christmas Sweater sunnies.

If you know me, you know I love my sunnies. And let's just say, THE BRIGHTER, THE BETTER! #BangarangRufio

These are just a few of the pairs of sunnies I have around the house...

Confession: The majority of my sunglasses are freebies from race events (I literally think I only bought one of the pairs and they were maybe $15 from Target). Seeing as they're cheap, I don't worry about losing, scratching or breaking them. They're sort of like chapstick... They're a necessity, but I'm shocked if I can see 'em through till the end. So when I found out about the kick-butt brand (and local - YAY for San Diego companies), Knockaround, I knew I was SOLD!


As you can see from the pairs they sent, it's like they knew my style! I may have gasped when I opened the box (not only because of their kindness for sending me SIX pairs, but also because they were just so purrrrrty!). When I opened the package from Knockaround the hubby noticed how generous they were and asked which pair(s) he could have. I reluctantly offered him a single pair (but at least I was kind enough to give him first choice ;) #BestWifeAward).

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Living in SoCal, we wear sunglasses the majority of the year (in case you didn't know, we occasionally have to deal with some sub-par weather - mostly "May Gray" and "June Gloom - but 90% of the year it's in the 60/70s and sunshiny). As opposed to the HIGH sunshine tax we're forced to pay, I see wearing sunnies as a small price to pay for paradise.

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We have been rocking these sunnies for the past couple months and we each give them two thumbs up. I'd say on any given day, there's a 95% chance we are rocking Knockarounds. They've been used while hiking Half Dome, working out in the rain, walking with the pup, running to Yosemite Falls, lounging at the pool, racing and just living life. The hubby even recently ordered a pair of their prescription glasses and can't wait for them to arrive!


May Gray brought some drizzle during one of our runs. Wearing sunnies helped so I wasn't getting pelted in the eyes by the drops!

If you follow me on Instagram {@CarleeMcDot}, then you've probably seen these pics, but they're too good not to share! #KnockFan

I think my favorite model are the Classics (I like the thicker arms, they seem to stay in place a little better while running) and the hubby loves the Polarized feature. The colors are AMAZEBALLS and the fact that you can customize your sunnies (you can get as cray-cray as you'd like) is FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! The possibilities are literally ENDLESS!

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PS I love how the founder came up with the name... It totally sounds like my dad (and I can smell the fresh cut grass)!

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Just in time for the holidays, Knockaround released an AWESOME pair of "Ugly Christmas Sweater" sunglasses that are pure perfection! The hubby and I both scored a pair and they are AMAZEBALLS! And now YOU can score a pair! PS These have since SOLD OUT on the website so the only way you can get your hands on them is to win a pair!

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Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 15th at 11:59pm PST and the NINE winners will be chosen on December 16th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the NINE lucky winners, you can use "carlee20" for 20% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book) through 12/31! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Day 8 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 8 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 8 surprise Sparkly Soul headbands.


For today, DAY EIGHT, eight winners will be selected, each winning a surprise Sparkly Soul headband.

For almost as long as I've been running I've been rocking Sparkly Soul headbands (and for the past four years or so have been honored to be a part of their amazing ambassador program). I love the extra hit of sparkle they bring to my outfit, but not only that, they don't have a piece of black elastic in the back, they don't give me headaches and they don't slip or fall off during activity (and I wear them for everything from running to swimming and all activities in between).


Sparkly Soul was created for all the women who find their strength and soul while pushing themselves to their athletic limits. The company was actually started by a marathoner and triathlete (so they know exactly what an athlete like you and me need when it comes to activewear). Sparkly Soul was created as the comfortable solution for all of us athletic fashionistas so there will be no fussing with our hair while we are working out (or out on the town).
I wear Sparkly Soul headbands any time I have my hair pulled up (whether I'm working out or not). They help keep my fly-aways under control and the colors match any outfit I can conjure up. Sparkly Soul offers sparkly headbands, satin headbands, thin headbands, thick headbands, headbands that support charities, etc. (In case you were curious about my preference, I love the thick sparkly ones, but also have fun stacking different colored thin ones to mix it up too.)

A small assortment of my ever growing collection... I believe I'm over 50 now!

Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this specific giveaway, it will end on December 14th at 11:59pm PST and the EIGHT winners will be chosen on December 15th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the lucky winners, you can use "CARLEE" for 30% off from December 8th through the 14th (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Day 7 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 7 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 7 Momentum Jewelry 
Motivate Wraps.


For today, DAY SEVEN, seven winners will be selected, each winning a motivate wrap of their choice from Momentum.

If you've been around these parts for a while, you know I love me some #WristCandy! And Momentum Jewelry is one of my favorite companies when it comes to adding to my #ArmParty. Why, you may ask? Well, for quite a few reasons. First, because who couldn't use their own personal cheerleader on their wrist when the run or workout gets tough? Next, because the wraps are so comfy that I don't even realize they're there (till I look down for that little boost of support or kick in the pants that I need). Also, because everything is made in the USA and hand-crafted with love!


Over the last few years I have acquired quite the collection of Momentum Jewelry goodies, including the Motivate WrapsFootnotesNecklacesSPARKletsWish Wraps, and even a t-shirt! Even though it is hard to pick a favorite, I think the Motivate Wraps will always hold a special place in my heart (especially when Amy kicked off the #ShareTheSPARK campaign - "Be the spark that inspires someone... the spark that lights their fire. Be the reason.").


Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 13th at 11:59pm PST and the SEVEN winners will be chosen on December 14th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the SEVEN lucky winners, you can still use coupon code "sharetheSPARK2018" for 15% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process! The code doesn't expire until March 31st, 2018, but don't wait to order - these are great stocking stuffers! 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Day 6 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 6 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 6 pairs of 
PRO Compression Marathon Socks.


For today, DAY SIX, six winners will be selected, each winning a pair of either PRO Compression Marathon Socks.

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I have been lucky enough to be on the PRO Compression Ambassador team for the last four years (and have been rocking the gear even longer). If you know me then you know I wouldn't rep a brand I didn't whole-heartedly believe in. And PRO is one of the first companies I knew I 'needed' to team up with! Not only are they local (they're down the street in Carlsbad - literally, Ryan used to walk from his old office to pick up my orders), but they design and manufacture their products in the USA, their stuff has the perfect amount of graduated compression, the colors are bangarang (and go with every and any running outfit you can think up), and who's legs couldn't use an extra hug every now and then?!

Some of the recent pictures on my phone of me rocking some PRO socks

PRO's compression gear has helped me tremendously throughout my running career. I wear the Marathon Socks during long runs, after hard workouts, etc. If it's too hot or I'm doing a shorter, lower intensity workout, I rock the Low Trainers. Even if you don't run, but are on your feet all day or are traveling for long periods of time, they are amazing!

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I am not embarrassed to say that I have over SIXTY pairs and a drawer dedicated specifically for all of my PRO gear!

Top: The drawer with only my Marathon Socks and Calf Sleeves ///
Bottom: Low Trainers and PC Runners included
*Not pictured: Socks in the laundry, socks currently hanging on the drying rack, etc*

Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this specific giveaway, it will end on December 12th at 11:59pm PST and the SIX winners will be chosen on December 13th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!

PS Just in case you aren't one of the SIX lucky winners, you can still use coupon code "PRO17" for 40% off your order (because EVERYONE is a WINNER in my book)! So go get your shop on and save a few dollars in the process!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Day 5 of #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas

Thanks so much for stopping by CarleeMcDot.com today. Whether you've been following along on my journey since I started this blog OVER ELEVEN YEARS AGO or you stopped by for the first time today - WELCOME!

And no matter how long you've been visiting, you picked an AMAZING time to pop in because we're celebrating my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas {read my post announcing this series HERE if you don't know what I'm talking about}.


Today is Day 5 of my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas! And the prize today is pretty FAN-FREAKIN'-TASTIC! Although, to be honest, all of the prizes are AMAZEBALLS! If I could enter my own giveaways I'm pretty sure I would enter each and every one of them in this series because they are just that awesome.

Up for grabs today are: 5 sets of QALO rings.


For today, DAY FIVE, five winner will be selected, each winning a QALO ring for themselves and one for their spouse.

I've gotta tell you a little story. So, before Ryan and I got engaged, we went to a jewelry store in the mall to get my finger sized. The associate helping us could tell that we weren't actually going to buy anything there so she was less than thrilled to be assisting us. She chucked a couple sizers on my finger and quickly said "5". Well, when Ryan had my ring made (I had a little help in designing it; two sapphires, since both of us are Virgos, and a diamond in the center, signifying the two of us becoming one), he went off what she said - I mean, why wouldn't he?


Come to find out, my finger is a 3.5. Yup, I've got tiny fingers. Not only is that finger NOT a 5, but because it is a prong setting, when you resize the ring, the stones could get loose and fall out because the prongs may be stretched opened during the process. We looked into getting the stones reset, but the cost was so crazy that we could buy a new ring for that... So, that's what we did. My original engagement ring and wedding band are currently in our lockbox. Don't get me wrong, I love the ring, but it doesn't fit my finger... or necessarily my lifestyle.


The new ring I got (about 5 or so Christmases ago) is just a band (I think it's considered an eternity band, but I am so not hip when it comes to jewelry or girly things I'm not 100% sure). Seeing as I am always on the go and have an active lifestyle, I thought it fit me better (and it came in a size 3.5 - WINNER WINNER TOFU DINNER).

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A couple of the diamonds have fallen out, reminding me once again why I can't (or shouldn't) have nice things. So when I started seeing friends with silicone wedding bands I was intrigued. Not only did they look comfy and colorful, they seemed perfect for an active lifestyle (whether that's lifting weights, biking, running, surfing, rock climbing, etc).

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When researching different brands, QALO stood out to me amongst all of the others.

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Right off the bat, I love the different color options they offer (because, first and foremost, it's gotta be cute, right?!). Next, they are a "local" company - just up the street in Orange, CA. But I also love what the company stands for. Like literally QALO stands for Quality Athletics Love Outdoors (um... can you say RIGHT UP MY ALLEY?!)

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I also love that they have an option for customization. They consider it a Call Sign. A Call Sign is a unique identifier used to represent a transmission or group. It is intended to be a “secret” communication tool understood only by the members of a specific collection or group. The QALO Call Sign allows couples to use our new customization feature to create their own “Call Signs” with their significant other.

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And because QALO is just so FREAKIN' AWESOME, they're offering up a wedding ring for you AND YOUR SPOUSE.

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Entering this giveaway (along with the other #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas giveaways) is easy-peasy! Simply use the Rafflecopter widget listed below on the giveaway blog post and cross your fingers. Some entries are available daily so I'd HIGHLY recommend entering early and often. (Shoot, I would even go as far as suggesting you set an alarm to remind you to come back to this page every 24 hours so you can take advantage of as many entries as possible!)

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Now, the nitty gritty details... All entries are verified, so please make sure to do whatever the required action for the entry is or it will be disqualified. I would hate for you to miss out on winning due to a technicality, so if you are going to click the option, make sure you do whatever it asks or a new, random winner will be selected in your place.

Also, this giveaway will last seven days, with the winners being picked (and notified) on the eighth day. The winners will have 24 hours to reply to the congratulations email from me to claim their prize. That means, for this giveaway, it will end on December 11th at 11:59pm PST and the FIVE winners will be chosen on December 12th.


And, finally, the winners must have a US mailing address. International shipping seems to cost an arm and a leg these days, and customs is a major headache, so to make it easier (and cheaper) on the brands who have offered up their products, the winners must live in United States of America (or at least have an address we can ship to within the US).

With that said, BEST OF LUCK TO EVERYONE WHO ENTERS! And don't forget to stop back tomorrow to see what is up next in my #12DaysOfCarleesChristmas (I promise you do NOT want to miss out on any of these giveaways!)!