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!)

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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!)!

125 comments:

Jennifer said...

Our wedding anniversary is coming up on 12/19! These rings would be a great fit for us.

Amy Scott said...

Our anniversary is March 5!

Chelsea B. said...

July 23. We got married at the government office for free (we only had to pay for the marriage license) on a Thursday morning. :)

Laney W. said...

August 16, 2006. Would love to win a ring because my wedding ring is too big since losing weight. I haven’t been able to wear it for over a year.

Kelly Wu said...

Our anniversary is tomorrow! (12/6)

Marcia Vasquez said...

August 24th! We have been eyeing QALO for a bit but just haven't found the right excuse to pull the trigger.:-D

Heather Mundwiler said...

Our wedding anniversary is April 26! It was a perfect spring day.

Kyle B. said...

Our wedding anniversary is in Sept. Can't believe we've been married 7 years now.

Chasity said...

July 2nd—23 Years ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

Teri Meyer said...

Ohh this is on my wish list!! ๐Ÿ˜

erindegroff said...

Our wedding anniversary is June 19th! We'll be celebrating 25 years next June!

Amy Winters said...

This is on my wish list! My husband and I are both golfers and I always take my wedding band off and put it in my bag. The amount of times I worry it has fallen out is one too many ��

Joey said...

This is awesome

Misti said...

April 3rd.

Kevin said...

We just celebrated ours on the 24th of November

Martin M. said...

We were Married on July 23, 2015!

wvmello said...

Our 5 year anniversary will be May 25th next year! I keep wanting to get a set of these especially since my band was stuck on my finger for 5 hrs after my marathon!

Katie said...

March 8th! We’re approaching our 15th anniversary ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

Krysta Jensen said...

8/9/08

Katrin Lemmon said...

Our wedding anniversary is June 23rd. Going on six years. :)

Allison Hill said...

Wedding anniversary is 10/10/15!

Nikki Fahey said...

Im not married, no one would want me. thanks for the chance

Melanie said...

My wedding anniversary is 8/10/2013!

Mallory Billings-Litke said...

11/12/13 �� we love our Qalo rings!!

Kristi said...

10/27/17- recently married and this would be a perfect giveaway for us as we are looking for athletic ring options to wear during workouts!

Bonnie S. said...

My anniversary is 6/19. Have been looking to get one of these bands. Thanks for the opportunity.

Stephanie Harlow said...

Our wedding anniversary is 9/20. :). Loving all these giveaways. ๐Ÿ˜

D Johnson said...

Our anniversary is March 9th.

Angela Heskett said...

June 7, 1997 :)

Shelby Watkins said...

November 5th 2016!

Brooke said...

Wedding anniversary - August 19, 2006 - 11 years of wedded BLISS!!!

The Costas said...

Our wedding anniversary is August 2, 2003 - celebrating 15 years in 2018!!!

Brandy Hymas said...

Our anniversary is April 14th. It will be 17 magical years!

Amanda Williams said...

4/5/14 - these would be great for us! The couple that runs together, stays together! haha

Missy Santucci said...

I’m actually divorced, my anniversary was 4/21. However! I have been admiring the qalo rings for quite sometime to wear as just a ring...I mean why does it have to be a wedding band??

Keri said...

April 16

Katie said...

I actually just ordered one for my husband but would love a matching set!!

Anonymous said...

June 8. These are awesome

Sara Hocker said...

Our wedding anniversary is 10/29! My husband recently lost 50 pounds, and we’ve been looking at getting matching Qalos!

Cora Kirkpatrick said...

June 29, 2009. These would be perfect! Hubby lost his wedding band while at a job site. :-(

Unknown said...

March 28th :) my spouse needs this he can't wear his wedding ring at work and this would be perfect!

Rhett said...

We’re a New Year’s Eve couple!

Stephanie Abdon Fulton said...

Oh please please please!!! Mu hubs and I eloped in August but we still celebrate the day we met as our anniversary (Oct 28). We have been wanting these for a long time and would love to win!!

Jen said...

Our anniversary is July 25! It'll be 9 years in 2018

Daniell Vecchione said...

August 10, 1994 just celebrated 21 years :)

Carissa said...

Hubby and I have looked st these so many times but have never purchased. Love them!!!

kirsten e said...

March 22nd

Nicole said...

Our anniversary is August 2nd and we are coming up to our 10 year anniversary this year!

Jessica Mace said...

Sept 21, 2013 ❤️❤️

Katy C. said...

April 30th <3

revolutionarrie said...

My wedding anniversary is 2/24...we got married at the Drive-thru at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, in a red convertible, dressed in vintage cocktail wear (I was wearing a gold lame cocktail dress and a faux leopard stole). Every 5 years we renew our vows there...dressed as ninja :)

Jennifer said...

We got married on May 13, 2017 and my husband is nice enough to let me have a anniversary runcation in 2018. I'll be running the Eau Claire Marathon on May 6 and we are turning it into a long weekend.

Anna Bortz said...

09/03/17...... Newlyweds!!!!

Elizabeth said...

Mine is TBD--find me a man? LOL! Kidding! (But not really.) I love your original engagement ring, too. It's not ideal, but you can get a "spacer" added which is the classy version of wrapping yarn around it, to make the ring smaller. Nice for special occasions, but yeah, not great for weights and running.

Britany G. said...

May 6th! Going on 7 months of marriage and hopefully many more years. I'm in the same boat as not being into fancy stuff. We got custom rings made and mine is just a band with some black diamonds. I always run with my qalo ring though! So comfy and can't even feel it!

Lisa B said...

April 28th! :)

Kelli H said...

Love these, these are already on my Christmas list!

Brett Copeland said...

May 30, 2013

Annie B. said...

May 24, 2009

MVB said...

7/18!

Helly B said...

Oct 23=best day ever
I've been meaning to buy one of these bad boys b/c my husband is a chemical engineer and doesn't wear his ring when he's out on site.
Your ring is stunning btw

Peanutruns said...

09/13/2017 Made 3 years :)

Lyns said...

I have itty bitty fingers too -- size 4!! Our anniversary is 10/25

Josi Barksdale said...

Our first wedding anniversary was two days ago -- December 3rd :)

Casey Jones said...

September 16th! Would be perfect for us as my hubby is in the military

naye d said...

April 29 will be 2 years, I would love to try this ring because when I’m not running I won’t wear mine in fear of it being damaged and honestly uncomfortable

Laura Anne Masterson said...

yaay!

Amanda said...

I hate wearing my ring around the city on long runs and in the pool. My husband works in the commercial roofing business and is around thick tar-like junk all of the time. I’d rather us wear these than go naked!!!����

KimJ said...

Would love to have these!!

Sarah Snyder said...

May 24! We L O V E our Qalos! Majorly saving our good jewelry from serious wear and tear while we train for a January marathon!

Casey Nelson said...

My wedding anniversary is April 25, 2009

Marissa said...

I will be getting married on 10/8/18. We will for sure be getting some QALO rings!

Libby Kurtz said...

March 16 is my wedding anniversary

Samantha Hopkins said...

June 26. We will celebrate 19 years in 2018!

Julie Burleson said...

January 18, and this next one will be 5 years!!! So excited. We are already having to replace some of the stones from this original set because I'm so hard on things, so I've been really wanting a Qalo!

Anonymous said...

June 25, 2017 :)

Katrina H

Steffanie said...

What an awesome prize --- a gift for me and my hubby! Our anniversary is 5/25.

Unknown said...

Mine is 7/31!

Sadie said...

Our anniversary is in July.
Sadie B.

Nichole said...

April 12!!!

Jen said...

March 1...would love these!!

MollyKingsley said...

July 29th! ๐Ÿ’œ

tj said...

August 5, 2006

Elizabeth Calandro said...

I’m getting married sept 8 and would love to have these to wear!

blew415 said...

11-16-01!

Emily Christman said...

We will be getting married on August 9, 2019! We have been together since January of 2011

Anonymous said...

7 September

daniel said...

7 September

Lauren Greenwell Adamson said...

We just got married on October 15! Been looking into getting QALO rings for both of us...they look great!

FireRunner2379 said...

Our wedding anniversary is on September 30th.

Kristen Smith said...

Our anniversary is June 6. Like you, I shouldn't have nice things. I have had to replace the stones in my ring twice! These would be perfect.

Runningmere said...

March 23......we got married the day before I ran my very first 10k!

Michelle B said...

Sept. is our anniversary. We totally need these in our lives!

Megan Warzecha said...

8-7-11 ๐Ÿ’™ He’s my running buddy hubby.

Anonymous said...

I'd love another Qalo ring - I just got my first one but the store I went to only had black and I'd love a fun color!

Liz Mitchell said...

I love Qalo rings...Unfortunately lost mine. My anniversary is 5/20/00

Brian DePersis said...

October 14th :)

Michelle Furnas said...

June 12th, 2010!

Jessica Earley said...

06.13.14
Married on a Friday the 13th!

kim said...

May 21, the day after my husband's birthday :)

Manet Logan said...

I bought one ring, just for my husband, for our anniversary, since he plays golf and works with electronics all the time. He’s taken off our wedding ring many times and have almost lost it many times too. But with QALO, he’s able to be active and work and still have his ring on.

Jolene said...

April 26th! I was just telling my husband he needs one of these to wear to work. T

Kait Harris said...

3/22 ❤️

Callahan4021.wordpress.com said...

mine is may 6th!

Toni @ Running, Loving, Living said...

2/5/2000

Sarah Horka said...

June 5!

Giant Sis said...

August 15 - 20 years next year!
We NEED new rings - we've both lost weight and the other ones don't fit us - we even have ring-sizers on them. (liz n)

Anonymous said...

Anniversary WILL be June 23, 2018!

Stacy said...

August 26

Kate R said...

Not married - and if that means I don't qualify, that's okay! :) But, my significant other is well aware that my promise ring needs to be silicone - I've lost weight and none of my rings fit, and my lifestyle has changed so much that that is a good thing, as they were getting too beat up!

Sara Neuhaus said...

We have two anniversaries; the date that we legally got married (June 2015), and the date that we had a ceremony for our families (May 2016)!

Jenny said...

Our anniversary is June 11th. We are talking about getting these rings, this would be handy to win!

Kristen M. said...

June 21 is my anniversary (21 years in 2018, woot woot).

Crystal Renaud said...

July 25th!

Unknown said...

No anniversary yet...but looking at rings :)

Angela said...

Our anniversary is January 9

Meagan said...

Getting married in May, my runner fiancรฉ and I would love these!

Kaytee Robertson said...

April 16, 2016 and still in our Honeymoon phase! I think it’s going to last awhile ๐Ÿ˜

Ben and Jack's Momma said...

We share an anniversary...August 16th! But we are 2003. <3

Tara said...

I am actually not married ... yet. These would be a gift for my bestie and her husband. August 6th for them. :)

Christy said...

November 12, 2010!

Jamie Komadina said...

our wedding anniversary is August 20th, 2016 :D :D :D huzzy ran a 10k with me on our one year anniversary this past summer!

Jessalyn B. said...

August 12, 2005!!!!

John Niedzwiecki said...

These are pretty awesome. I always take my ring off before I run so this would be great. I had a summer wedding in July.

Heather said...

July 1, 2006