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!)

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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 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!

131 comments:

Katie said...

I wear sunglasses and/or a hat. I wear regular glasses and I like that the Knockaround style fits over my sewing glasses (and I look super cool, or not really)

FireRunner2379 said...

To protect my eyes from the sun I squint! Just kidding...Normally its sun glasses and sometimes I jut wear a cap.

Angela Heskett said...

I wear Knockarounds and LOVE them!!

Heather said...

Haha someone joked they squint... buts that’s what I do if it’s really sunny or I’ll look down ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿป‍♀️ Obviously I need a pair of Knockarounds!

Misti said...

I'm so bad about sunglasses, basically I lose them all the dang time.

Marissa said...

I have never worn sunglasses while running but have thought about it! Would love a pair of these to try it out

Lizzie said...

I also rely on the free sunnies, but I've been hearing a lot of great things about the Knockarounds!

Amanda said...

Sunnies are ALWAYS a good thing๐Ÿ‘ And winning free ones are even better!

Heather Mundwiler said...

I always try to wear sunglasses. I typically am kicking myself if I forget them at home! A visor will work in a pinch as well!

Jamie said...

Sunglasses for sure! ๐Ÿ˜

Megan Warzecha said...

I’m like you. I don’t usually spend more than $10 on a pair of sunglasses because I always end up scratching or breaking them! One of my favorite pairs is from the State Park store and looks like it’s straight outta the 80s. I’ve got a pair of Tifosis from a race that I love, too.

Ken Christensen said...

Generally wear a hat but shades when it is bright

Marcheta McKinley said...

When running I try to wear my sunglasses but when my runs start predawn I wear ball cap.

Jessica Mace said...

I always wear sunnies when I run - even when it’s clouds (ha!) - and I’ve been jonesin’ for some knockarounds!

Crystal Fretwell said...

I usually don’t ๐Ÿ˜ฎ. Or wear cheap ones I’ve gotten for free at events. I need a good fun colored pair that will fit will.

Libby Kurtz said...

I always wear a visor and sunglasses!

Sarah said...

I tend to be sensitive to light, so I'm constantly wearing sunglasses, I've had two expensive pair in my life (guess and coach), and I lost or broke them. Somehow the cheapie ones from Walmart or Target last me so much longer than the more expensive ones. My current pair needed a back up because they kept falling off while I ran. Now I've also got a pair with the nonskid stuff on the nose so they don't fall off. But they are boring, I'd love something fun and silly!

Allison O'Rourke said...

I love sunglasses...I almost always have them on because my eyes are really sensitive. I have a great pair of shades I really like but love the idea of coordinating colors to outfits-how fun!

JT said...

I have various sunglasses. I have some very nice ones for running and bicycling. I have some free ones for the car and travel.

Bambee said...

Lots of sunglasses! I always have a pair nearby.

Danielle Fogerty said...

these are so cute

Anya said...

I work outside and have sensitive eyes, so wearing sunglasses is a must for me! I have the raccoon-eye tan to prove it.

Kelly said...

I usually just wear a hat! But these would be great eye protection.

wvmello said...

I have an awesome pair of bright neon blue Oakleys I got at an outlet 4 years ago. But on the beach I wear some old $5 sunglasses. I've been tempted to order Knockarounds because so many people I follow love them!

Zoe said...

Visor but occasionally sunglasses. These are great!

Katie Nadson said...

I usually just squint or keep my eyes on the ground. I’ve had no luck finding a pair of sunnies that are comfy to run in ! Hopefully Knockaround will be my hero.

Heather Winchell said...

I wear cheapie glasses from Target in the car and cheapies from an expo during my runs :)

Michelle B said...

I've been wearing Goodr the past couple of months. BUT I lost my "OG winepour" or whatever it was called when I went to visit my husband and then I picked up super cheap but cute glasses from Claires and guess what? They work just the same and they are $7. I like $7. In my opinion, a $25 pair of glasses DO hurt when you lose them.

Kristi Goes Places said...

I wear a pair of sunglasses when I run that are so caked with sunscreen. I always say I am going to clean them but I never do.

Katrin Lemmon said...

I don't protect my eyes well from the sun because I haven't found sunglasses that fit comfortably on while running. Hope these are it!

Sadie said...

I protect my eyes with a hat and sunglasses on very bright days.
Sadie B.

Sarah Snyder said...

Just got my first pair of Knockarounds a few weeks ago - I already love running in them! And now I'm wearing them out everywhere! Thanks for sharing about them on your blog!

Brett Copeland said...

I have a lot of shades, love the knockarounds I got at the craft classic.

D Johnson said...

I wear a hat and sunglasses.

Reca Porter said...

I wear whatever cheap sunglasses I can find at Target. Although sometimes they give me issues while running.

Erica @ Erica Finds said...

I always misplace my sunglasses! It would be fun to have these for winter runs :)

Farrah said...

These are so cute! I have a pair of sunglasses that I keep in my car but it's always helpful to have more than 1 pair!

Melanie said...

Love the prints! I have a pair of sunglasses that I use solely for running so I always know where they are!

Lauren Greenwell Adamson said...

I wear sunglasses on almost every single run!

kelly hanley said...

sunglasses and a hat or visor

Sandra Says said...

I have light eyes so eye protection is important, I use goodr sunglasses

Ellen said...

I always wear sunglasses and hat.

Amanda Dickey said...

I haven’t always been a sunglass wearer but that has started to change. I like my goodrs, but I’ve wanted to try the knockarounds, too.

R. Zoeller said...

sunglasses, hats and car visors!

Jillian Robinson said...

I'm really bad about wearing glasses when running, have to fix that!

Kelli H said...

Lots of sunglasses!!!

katy_dyer said...

Sunglasses are a non-negotiable -- must have them for running! I bought two pairs of Knockarounds because Carlee recommended them. I love the fun colors!

Unknown said...

I wear sunglasses and would love to try these

Jamie Theriault said...

I have a pair of sunglasses that I wear running, but they certainly have seen better days!

Chasity said...

I usually wear a visor

Jessalyn B said...

Sunglasses! I am always rotating through fun awesome pairs!

meredith said...

I usually wear a hat and my cheap walmart sunglasses
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Emily Christman said...

I wear whatever free sunglasses I have around the house. I've been wanting to get a nice pair

Steffanie Seiler said...

I definitely try to wear sunglasses whenever I can. Sometimes I forget them, like they're in a different bag or whatever. I'm up north in Oregon but we still get a lot of sunny days. Just not something I ALWAYS have with me like you probably do! BTW, the ugly sweater ones are so stinkin' cute!!!!

toolie said...

I wear a sunvisor or cap. In the winter I wear sunglasses to protect from wind and sun.
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Rebecca Chervin said...

I love my Knockarounds! Those holiday ones are super cute!

tj said...

I wear a hat or visor & sunglasses always. Even in the gloomy PNW I wear sunglasses.

Keri said...

I squint most of the time

Kyle B. said...

I wear a hat or a pair of Goodrs.

myork said...

I always wear sunglasses, but like you don’t want to spend a bunch of money on them as I tend to lose them, sit on them, etc.

Jenny said...

Always sunglasses & almost always a hat too. I have super sensitive eyes.

Sarah Horka said...

I usually wear Oakley sunglasses while running. I did order some Knockaround ones during their black Friday sale. I can't wait to try them!

Laura McCarthy said...

I usually wear sunglasses and sometimes a hat.

Runmarlierun said...

SUNGLASSES!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

JT said...

I don’t usually wear sunglasses when running, but would love to try these!

Christina said...

I live in Florida and sunglasses

amie said...

I wear a hat or sunglasses to protect my eyes

Britany G. said...

I have these cheap pair of sunglasses I got from Moosejaw that I wear when I run in the sun. They say "this is my good side" on the right and that always cracks me up.

Michelle Furnas said...

I have a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses I love, but I am always worried about breaking them during ace by putting them in my pocket or running belt

Jenny said...

Thise would go perfect with the ugly sweater pro socks! I wear a pair I got at a race that are similar to these.

Nichole said...

I usually wear sunglasses and a hat. Can't go wrong with those options!

Amy C. said...

I have to wear my sunglasses! My eyes are very sensitive to light and I get headaches without them.

Wehaf said...

I often wear sunglasses but sometimes I don't bother with anything, which I know is not good.

Runningmere said...

I wear sunglasses pretty much year round!

kim said...

I wear goodr and knockarounds. They're equally favorites!

Stacy said...

I usually don't wear anything for the sun. It's not too sunny where I live ๐Ÿ™‚

Krysta Jensen said...

Trucker hat and/or sunglasses

Allison C. said...

I keep knockaround sunglasses in all of my various bags/purses/car so they're available on-demand!

Karrie Millheim said...

i wear sunglasses

greeniejoey said...

I like be in the southwest so it seems like we have 400 days of sun. It is so important to protect your eyes. I tend to use hats and sunglasses to protect my eyes. Also I say out of the sun during peak hours.

Anna S said...

I wear sunglasses year round. Usually cheap target ones because I lose them all the time.

Mai Khuong said...

I wear a visor and sunglasses! :)

Terra Heck said...

I wear sunglasses and a hat that has a bill on it. Thanks.
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Ken Christensen said...

My wife loves her knockarounds!

Amy Winters said...

I have never heard of knockarounds before but they sound awesome!

Unknown said...

I have a very cheap pair of plastic sunglasses that need to be replaced! - Kim K.

Josi Barksdale said...

I wear a hat + cheap plastic sunglasses to protect myself from the sun!

Kait Harris said...

I wear sunglasses anytime I’m outside! Having blue eyes means I wouldn’t be able to see otherwise ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Laura Anne Masterson said...

I just got a pair of Goodr's before that i ran (and lost) many Raybans.

Jolene said...

I love knockarounds! I have two pairs already. I hate running with sunglasses, but I know I should do it. I love the ugly sweater print!

Daniell Vecchione said...

when running, just my sparkle athletic visors, for normal everyday, whatever sunglasses I have

josephine said...

im photosensetive so its sunglasses all the time for me

Anna Bortz said...

I wear sunglasses all the time but when it comes to running I wear a hat!

Amanda Williams said...

I wear sunglasses in my free time and when running! I can't stand running without them in the sun.

ryball said...

I usually wear a hat to protect my eyes. I have glasses and I never spend the money to buy another pair of prescription sunglasses because it seems like such a waste. I need lasik. lol

Bree at Clarity Defined said...

Sunglasses!

Toni @ Running, Loving, Living said...

Sunglasses for sure, sometimes a visor

Anonymous said...

I should wear sunglasses but always forget -these would be perfect!kris

Jenn Cramer said...

Sunglasses for sure! I love fun ones especially!

Goldie said...

I usually just wear a cheap pair of sunglasses so it doesn't matter if they get scratched, broken or lost.

Amy Scott said...

I wear sunglasses.

Jo Ann Dillion said...

I sometimes wear sunglasses but I'm really awful about it because I always lose them or am afraid to damage them!

Ricky said...

I use a hat whenever I run!

Unknown said...

Sunglasses -- my friend was diagnosed with eye cancer and ever since I have been really diligent about wearing sunglasses.

Jessica Earley said...

I wear sunglasses when I run!

Joshua Robinson said...

I wear my Knockaround sunglasses of course!

Meghan Scobie said...

I typically wear a hat when I run -- regardless if it is sunny or cloudy :)

gowafflego said...

I try to wear sunglasses or a visor

Ashley said...

Hat!

Katelyn League said...

Like others.. I squint! Or wear my $5 Wal-Mart shades. But I'd love to try these!!

Camille Ramos said...

I usually wear sunglasses from Target!

Trevor Kaufman said...

I'm always losing my glasses! But if I wear any it's usually from a run or event!

Rosa said...

I do not, but I want to start!

Carla Leer Lake said...

Sunglasses! In fun colors of course :-)

Gabby Leach said...

I love the ugly Christmas sweater pattern, so cute!

Sally said...

I wear sunglasses religiously, and my favorite pair just broke. Waaaa!!

Kayla MacLeod said...

I dont wear anything in desperate need of some sunglasses though especially in the winter the sun on the snow is brutal

Krista said...

I usually wear a hat running and if it's particularly sunny, i do throw on a pair of sunglasses.

MollyKingsley said...

I usually wear sunglasses, but I could definitely use a pair like these for running!

Alaskan Runner said...

I usually wear sunglasses or a hat!

Alina Juarez said...

I usually wear a visor but sometimes thats not enough. Would love a pair of these sunnies!

Caitlin said...

I usually wear a hat or sunglasses. I love to try these!!

Christopher Evans said...

No frills sunglasses that can get messed up

Gabriella Ring said...

I always wear a hat now and sunglasses when its brighter!

Vicki M said...

I have several pair of sunglasses I wear on a regular basis.

Sherry Minkiewicz said...

I wear sunglasses and hat.

Miranda K. said...

I always wear sunglasses, even when it's not so sunny.

Sarah N said...

I have a couple pairs of running sunglasses but I usually just wear a hat.

jessiewynne said...

I always wear sunglasses and a cap B)

MichelleCat said...

I always wear sunglasses and so do my kids so, 9 pairs would be perfect!

Cassandra Chrisman said...

I've always been a hat person. But these days the head sweat is out of control! Sunglasses it shall be!