Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Day 1 of 12 Days of Carlee’s Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by for the first day of my BIG giveaway! I am BEYOND BLESSED to work with some amazing companies who have offered up some of their awesome products. Not all of the giveaways are necessarily sponsored by the companies (meaning, some of the stuff I had at the house and wanted to spread the wealth), but even so, they are all companies I love and want to spread the word about.

Just a word of warning: Make sure to stop back daily as I will be having a new giveaway every day for the next ELEVEN days and would hate for you to miss out on any of them. Also, some of the entries are available daily (ie tweeting about the specific giveaway, pinning a picture on Pinterest, etc), so if it is an item you are super stoked on, I’d recommend entering as many times as possible.

Day 1 - Selfie Stick


I know some people are ANTI-Selfie Sticks (as I once was), but I have seen them come in handy on more than a few occasions, so am coming around to them. They are banned at some locations (I know, for example, Disneyland won’t allow them), but for the hubby and I, we have found it to be super beneficial when we are camping or hiking and no one else is around. [PS We are still getting the hang of it, so please don't judge our photos!]

Oops... You could see the shadow in this one
Kern River Camping Trip - Part 1

They work great when you want a little more background in your shot
Kern River Camping Trip - Part 2

Campfire selfies... Don't mind if we do :)
Kern River Camping Trip - Part 3

I received this selfie stick when I attended the SHAPE Blogger Meet & Tweet a few weeks back. Since I already have one I thought I’d share it with YOU. It’s a super nice one in that it you don't have to deal with any cords or cables because it easily pairs via your phone's bluetooth. Once it's linked, just use the button on the handle to take all the pictures you want.



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68 comments:

FunRunner said...

Pro selfie stick, how else can you take awesome pictures when you are by yourself?

xoxtinao said...

The answer to the running selfie struggle!

Ramona S said...

pro selfie stick

Aliza Mooney said...

Good luck to all.

jessrunshappy.com said...

100% pro selfie stick! It makes photo taking so much easier and fun, especially on the run!

Laura Couto said...

I am pro selfie stick but haven't had or used one.

Kristin said...

I'm definitely intrigued by the selfie stick! Makes for great pictures too!

Natalie said...

I would love to try a selfie stick. I think this would be so awesome for runs and like you said hikes and camping with the hubby and dogs.

Allison Van de Kemp said...

I'm pro even though I've never used one:) I love the idea of being able to get everyone's heads in the shot...lol

Brandi Gilbert said...

I love my selfie stick! You just have to use it responsibly :)

Ivie Hasegawa said...

Is it crazy that I don't own a selfie stick?!

Ashley S said...

I'm going to say PRO, b/c I've never had one before, so I definitely would like to try one out!

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

It is a struggle but I think pro - except while running. Ain't nobody got time for that!

Kaella Carr said...

I was definitely anti-selfie stick for a long time but I think it would be really cool to have one. I do a lot of stuff solo and it's nice to not always have to ask people to take my photo ;)

Rebecca Beisner said...

Proselfiestick! Just wish I had one :)

Tara said...

I was anti-selfie stick up until I used one at a bachelorette party. Now I see the benefits!

Allison Dailey said...

I LOVE selfie sticks! We had one at the dinner table at Thanksgiving :)

Zenaida Arroyo said...

Not sure since I've never taken a selfie.

Duchess said...

I *was* anti-selfie stick...but then my daughter started asking for one...and I started thinking more positively about it!

Sarah Welch said...

I was also anti selfie stick! Coming around to the idea though.

MomsRunningAdventure said...

I have always believed in living in the moment and not hiding behind the camera...however I have 2 amazing daughters that I want to take pictures of all the time! Having a selfie stick would be so much fun! - Shari

Jessica Aycock said...

Still undecided on these! I really want to try one!

*krystyn* said...

I am totally PRO selfie stick...we have captured some great "family" pictures by using our friend's. Would love to have our own.

Anonymous said...

I always thought they seemed a bit much, however, after seeing how much more a person can capture in the photo, I'd give it a try. You take good shots, so maybe that is one of your tricks!

Jamie said...

Pro selfie stick.... as long as the user is aware of their surroundings! 😊

sloluckyruns said...

Pro selfie stick! They're fun!

Lori said...

I so need this! My teenage daughter has banned me from taking group selfies since I am the worst at them & my arms are too short! Thank you for sharing, Carlee!

Laura said...

I used to be anti-selfie stick, but they are so darn handy!

Jen said...

Pro selfie stick!!

Jenny said...

I am of no opinion. They could be good, but I just haven't used one yet!

Megan Johnston said...

Pro... I think. They're annoying when people don't pay attention to how long they are and hit people with them... but they provide some great selfie shots! :)

AER-Runs said...

I used to be anti-selfie stick, but one of my friends has one and we always have so much fun taking group photos!

April Gage said...

Used to be anti selfie stick but as a runner I want one now lol!

Benton said...

I've never used one, but I can see how they'd be handy when you're out in the great outdoors. I hate when I see them in crowded public spaces though.

Jenn13.1 said...

This would definitely help for better background shots!

John @ run. geek. run(disney) said...

I'm more neutral selfie stick. I'm not big on them in sometimes, but they definitely have their useful purpose. They can be annoying when people dont think, but that can go for anything. They are definitely nice to get shots not so close up.

Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More said...

I've never tried one, but I bet my daughters would love it!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Pro! However mine stopped working. :(

Diana B said...

Pro, for solo pics with more background

Hayzer said...

I am Pro Selfie stick, I think they are great when your travelling by your self, out with friends, and are great for group photos when you have arms that aren't long enough to take a selfie! Definently love them!

Kay Lynn said...

I'm pro selfie stick; anti people who use them inconsiderately.

Bonnie S. said...

I've never used a selfie stick but it seems like a good idea. I would like to try it.

Erin Ellis said...

Totally PRO!

run50states said...

my step daughter loves selfie sticks!

Ruth C said...

I am Pro stick

Anonymous said...

PRO!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Katrina j.

Ken Christensen said...

I do not have one but I would consider myself Pro Selfie Stick

latanya t said...

I am pro

Andrea said...

I have never used one, but I like the pictures of people who do! ; )

blew415 said...

Can't find my original response but I am anti,niece is pro

D Johnson said...

I guess I am pro. I haven't tried one yet, but it looks neat.

Amy Lauren said...

I've never used one, but I'm pro because I have short arms.

A Martin said...

I am anti (and anti-selfie) - this is for a friend! =)

Babydoll said...

I'm undecided. My arms never seen long enough for a good photo, so I'm game to try one...

Babydoll said...

*seem

Julie said...

I think they can be fun...I have never used one before.

Cassandra Eastman said...

I'm not exactly a pro but i'm not anti for sure!

Catherine said...

I've never used one but I've got 3 kids in various ages so I know it would help us get good family selfies. ;)

Carla M said...

Yes love them!

Rachel Sanders said...

I have never used a selfie stick. Would love to start!

Jill said...

I am very mixed about the selfie stick and just pictures in general. I love to have those memories, and a selfie stick would be great so you can have the better angle and make the memories that much better. But I must admit, when seeing them actually used, I do sniffle out a little chuckle. I guess I am pro selfie stick, but I always feel a little silly when I am in one. The end picture though...#priceless
I would love to have one of my own to step up my memory making game.

Melissa said...

Pro and I have it on my christmas list!

Dani Holmes-Kirk said...

i've used it once and it was cool, but i feel like i am doing a-okay using my own arms... esp mid-race! ;)

Jamie Theriault said...

I don't mind them, as long as they don't interfere with someone else's "experience." We visited Yellowstone this summer, and people had them out blocking other people. That was kinda intrusive.

Laura Knoblock said...

I've never used one but would love to try. I will say some people get extremely annoying with them.

Kiesha said...

Pro fo sho. Ha!

Jay said...

Pro, duh!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jasmine P

Amanda said...

While it's a little funny at first, I think it's a great way to capture moments when you're by yourself. I remember people running with them during the WDW Half this year - won't be seeing them again next month! haha