Friday, September 28, 2012

Victoria's Secret #GiftCard Giveaway #Winner Announced on #Actress Selena Brown Blog!!

It is always a pleasure to announce the winners of any of my giveaways. I know that this Victoria's Secret Gift Card will be put to good use. I also wanted to thank Blogger PR for hosting and organizing such an amazing Gift for My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop. There were so many great prizes to go around. So, without further delay, the winner of MY Victoria's Secret Gift Card Giveaway, in the hop, goes to:

Entrant #137: Carol Wegs
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Carol, your Victoria's Secret gift card will be delivered via mail or as an ecard, you choose. You will have 48 hours to respond to the email sent to your gmail account. After this time, I will have to randomly selected another winner. 

Congratulations Again,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

#Enlightenment for Nitwits Book #Giveaway Winners Announced! Plus, Limited Time Offer! **Hilariously-Funny Book**

Congratulations to The Signed Book Giveaway Winners for Book: Enlightenment for Nitwits
DM Carson
L David
L Hogan


Special thanks to our author, Shepherd Hoodwin, for these fantastic prizes 
If You Haven't Won, You Can Still Read This Hilariously-Funny Book at a HUGE Discount!
For a limited time only, Shepherd has a very special offer on his book 

$9.95 each plus FREE U.S. SHIPPING! (Usual price $14.95)
Limited time only! Lowest price anywhere.

You can order the book from HERE

Monday, September 24, 2012

Is #Acting the #Career For You? - The #Waiting Game **VIDEO**

Have you thought about wanting to pursue a career as an actor? Is Acting the Career For You? If so, you have to be prepared to have patience and be persistent. Personally, I feel that an acting career is like any other career where you have to always be open and willing to learn, be teachable, and accept the good and bad days. 

Not all experiences will be memorable but those that are will stay with you for a lifetime. ~Selena

As an actor, you can't take things personally. I find myself going on commercial auditions and feeling grateful for the opportunity and willing to let God do the rest. I do believe that having a good support system in place is key for anyone who decides to pursue this career choice. There are many factors involved in how long it will take you to succeed or reach the level of success that you find comforting. It can take many years, months, or days to acquire the opportunity that is going to spotlight your best creative self but know that in everything you do, give it your best.

I was recently filming for three (3) days on Halo: The Fallen Fan Film and realized that this is just the career for me because I sat and waited for "a while" until another scene was filming. I found this time good for me to reflect and also prepare. In this career, you play the waiting game a lot and have to be okay with that. No one wants to work with someone who impatient or can't be still within themselves and around others. In this video, I provide some tips on how you can play "the waiting game" while on set and be successful. You can watch the video on YouTube or within this post below!

#Worldwide Free #Blogger Opp: $100 Cash Giveaway!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose will be participating in another Free Blogger Opportunity with I Heart Giveaways for $100 Cash! If you're a blogger and would like to provide your readers this same opportunity to win, then complete the form provided at the link below and post an announcement to your blog about this upcoming event.

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Jewelry Candles #Giveaway is BACK for Two (2) Winners! Open to US. Ends: 10/6

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so excited to participate again in another Jewelry Candles giveaway with Elitemama! She is having a Jewelry Candles Giveaway every two weeks because she noticed how popular it is with our readers! YAY! know the drill. Make sure to enter all of your entries on the Rafflecopter form below and the host has provided a HUGE review on the candles with the jewelry surprise inside! Good Luck! ~Selena

Review and Giveaway by: Elitemama

Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A great classic movie that everyone has pretty much seen. The people at the company love the movie and thought that it would be awesome to do their own Willie Wonka type concept. Instead of having golden tickets inside of a chocolate bar, you will find jewelry in these all natural soy candles. With Jewelry Candles, everyone is a winner =) Inside of all the candles there is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500. In the candle you could find a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, anklet, or even a pair of earrings. You never know what you will find in your candle, but it will always be a fabulous piece of jewelry.
Jewelry Candles are made with 100% natural soy and premium quality fragrances making these candles smell amazing. There are LOTS of scents to choose from. The candles are huge! They are 21 oz and have a burn time anywhere from 110 hours to 150 hours so you get a lot of bang and fragrance for your buck. Each candle is hand poured with love from Louisville, Kentucky.
I was excited to have the opportunity to review one of the lovely Candles from Jewelry Candles. Not only was I excited, I was was practically jumping up and down like a kid in a candy store, lol. My kids even looked at me funny as well. So, I got to choose a candle and I chose the Pink Love candle. Now before I go on about the candle, I want to let all of you know about the shipping. The shipping was excellent. The candle arrived extremely fast, I mean in like less than 2 days fast. And the best part was the packaging. When it came to the packaging, that candle was sealed and protected. I mean it was covered in so much bubble wrap, the candle could have made it though a battle, lol. It was great. That right there shows that Jewelry Candles takes care of there products and wants their customers to be completely satisfied.
Here is the lovely candle
Originally the label on the candle was covering the area where the jewelry "marker" is, but I moved it so you can get a visual of where to expect your jewelry when you get your candle. It doesn't always end up in the same place as mine happened to be. It could be a bit higher. 
The candle has to wicks so it gives you a nice even burn. No need to worry about the candles tunneling through one side leaving the other side waxy, lol. The smell of the candle when it is burning is so relaxing and calm. I love it and there is no harsh or pungent odor either when it is being burned.
And now, for the best part. Are you ready? Lookie =)
As you can see in one part of the photo the foil is peaking through the wax. That is when you are ready to open your prize. I got this lovely heart shaped ring. It fits perfect with the candles. And I'm letting you know this ahead of time, the jewelry is top knotch. I have a scensitivity to jewelry causing me to break out, but with the ring that I got in my candle, I had no issues at all. I even wore the ring for three days straight to see if I would have a reaction and nothing. So you know right then and there that Jewelry Candles uses high quality jewelry in their candles along with a high quality candle =) Once you have tried Jewelry Candles, you will be hooked. Check out my youtube video to learn more.

Enter to win a Jewelry Candle of your own
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Open to the US
Giveaway ends 10-6

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Be #Grateful for the Opportunities -- Large and Small

Photo by svilen001
Beginning today, I will be joining the cast of a short film called Halo: The Fallen (Watch the test trailer below). Being a part of this production brings back memories for me in the military. I have no expectations of what will happen inside of me as far as process once I am all in the gear but I am hoping for a HUGE transformation. I trust myself. As an actress, I enjoy living in the moment with a character and really working off my fellow actors. I feel that if we all give 100% to the role, then we will deliver the lines of the script truthfully according to what the director is looking for in every scene. I look forward to the experience and can only be grateful for the opportunity to play.

When you begin a career as an actor, you get the question, "What have you done?". I sometimes don't know how to answer this question because I look at this career choice as a work in progress. Rome was not built in one day so whether I have worked on projects large or small, many or some far in between, they all have had some affect on my career up until now. I don't measure work in quantity, but in quality. I feel that in everything you do, no matter what career you find yourself, currently, you must perform at your best because you never know who's watching. I believe that's what makes this journey so special because you can write your own script, get a camera and team together and film. Then you can edit it up and share it out to the masses on YouTubeVimeo, or Funny or Die, not knowing how it will affect your life. Many people have found their beginnings this way and never looked back.

On today, I embark on another journey  in the role of a gunnery sergeant and possess gratitude for the opportunity. I hope that, today, you will embrace all gifts and surprises that are coming your way. Know that you are good enough and have the ability to do what you set out to do and believe that it will be done in its assigned time. 

Live a life of gratitude with every opportunity no matter how large or small you may think it is. You are necessary to its fruition. ~Selena

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Win $25 Victoria's Secret #GiftCard in Gifts For My Girlfriends #Giveaway Hop! Open Worldwide. Ends: 9/27, 11:59PM/EST

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose has teamed up with a number of AMAZING blogger for the Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop! This giveaway is EXTRA Special because I am not only providing you with a very special gift to celebrate this September Celebration, but there are more than 40 other blogger as well! Read all about it and how to enter my giveaway below!
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Message from the host, BloggerPR, about the Giveaway!
"Welcome to the Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop hosted by BloggerPR! September is Women’s Friendship Month, so we decided to celebrate our girlfriends! In honor of these friendships, we have put together an event to highlight some of the best gift giving ideas for our girlfriends! Our bloggers have some amazing giveaways to help you celebrate your friendships and win some great prizes, too! This event will END on September 27th, which gives you plenty of time to hop down the linky list below! Each blogger is giving away prizes valued $20 or more, so you don’t want to miss out! Good luck and have fun"
The Prize from Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose - Win a $25 Victoria's Secret Gift Card!

I'm a Victoria's Secret Fan! I really like their assortment of panties and they are all so cute and some are very sexy too! I want to give one of you a chance to purchase your own panties, perfume or clothing from Victoria's Secret! Win a $25 Victoria's Secret Gift Card (Delivered by Mail or Ecard for online, your choice) 
Must be 18+. Open Worldwide.

How to Enter:
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Gift Hulk $75 #Cash #Giveaway! Open Worldwide. End: 9/30/12, 11:59PM/EST **Two (2) Winners**

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose has teamed up with Gift Hulk, Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network to promote another AWESOME giveaway! You have a chance to win $75 in PayPal Cash or Amazon Gift Cards. I have gathered all of the information from the host about the sponsor, Gift Hulk, the rules, the prizes, and how to enter this giveaway! Two (2) Winners will be chosen so the odds are GREAT for this event!

VERY IMPORTANT!: Make sure to enter ALL ENTRIES on the Rafflecopter form for everything to count. Good Luck to Everyone!

How Many Winners:
(1) Winner - $50
(1) Winner - $25

Who is the Sponsor?
Gift Hulk is an online rewards program that lets you earn prizes for the same activities you take part in every day. You can earn rewards by doing things you do anyways, like searching the internet, watching videos (think YouTube videos), taking surveys and referring friends. They have a great selection of gifts (like Amazon gift cards and PayPal cash) and there’s no minimum before you can cash out.

It’s free to join Gift Hulk, and you can even log in with your Facebook account, which I find extremely convenient so I don’t have to remember a password. Gift Hulk is currently open to members from the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand (the giveaway is also open to these same countries).Gift Hulk has sponsored this awesome giveaway to help spread the word about their rewards community.

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The giveaway will END on September 30 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Must be 18+. (Open Worlwide to:USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand)

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for the delivery of the prizes. The host will provide the sponsor with the winner's information. This blog has not been compensated in anyway for promoting this giveaway.

#MakeBelieve Your Reality.

Photo by barrysmith
When you're a child, the opportunities to make believe are endless. You make believe that you're in a world with that yellow brick road or endless lakes of chocolate. There is no fighting and everyone loves each other just because it is the only thing you assume as truth. In a child's mind that is their reality. However, as you get older and begin to see that everything is not black and white, that people may not always see your vision or point of view, you begin to call your land of make believe foolish thinking. 

Creative expression is tied to this 'make believe' factor where we are all allowed to venture into this 'impossible', with hopeful expectations to bring those elements into our reality. Why must we lose our creative passions and access to make believe when that is the necessary piece to keep this world hopeful for a better future? We all have faced tests. Even as a child we face tests that challenge us to be better and venture beyond our own comfort zones to make believe and enhance our own ambitions for life. 
Photo by  naoto115

Once we begin to lose ourselves to our reality and limit the possibilities to make believe, we lose our way and become stagnant for a season or two. We are the rulers of our own destiny and the voice for each other. When I look at a child and how they roam so freely in their world of make believe, I am caught in a river of tears because I was once so free in my world of make believe. I was that child venturing into worlds I found safe and beautiful to me. 

However, lately, I have realized that all is not lost. I can allow myself to be free to make believe and create works that I find impacting. I am hopeful that my work will not fall on rocky roads but soil, rich in nutrients to nourish and inspire others just like me on their walks of purpose. 

Photo by  ZoofyTheJi
Today, I challenge you to create your land of make believe and not only experience it but share it with others by creating a way to bring it into your reality through art, photography, animationfilm-making, or public speaking. We are all creative bodies with messages for all to see and hear. Become that voice. 

Make Believe Your Reality. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

FREE #Blogger Signups: Gift Hulk Giveaway Event * 2 Winners Receive $75 in Amazon Gift Cards or PayPal Cash!* Begins: 9/20!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose really enjoys sharing Free Blogger Opportunities because everyone gets a chance to win in the end. This Free Blogger Event is sponsored by Gift Hulk. They are a well-known Rewards site that allows it's community members to win Amazon and Paypal Gift Cards. They have given out more than $300,000 worth of rewards and last Christmas they were featured on local CBS channels. You receive Hulk Coins by doing activities like searching, daily polls, surveys, enter giveaways and more! When you are ready to use your Hulk Coins, you visit the Hulk Store and get what you want. They send out all rewards you've selected every Sunday!  Gift Hulk  is a rewards site that you can implement into what you do already every day.

Gift Hulk Giveaway Event

To help get the word out about their great rewards community,  Gift Hulk  has teamed up with the Green Moms Network to give your readers a chance to win Amazon gift cards or PayPal Cash (winner’s choice)! One entrant will win $50 and another will win $25!
You, THE BLOGGER, gets one Facebook link FREE on the Rafflecopter entry form for all bloggers who sign up! You can add your Twitter link for only $2. As a bonus, you can use your Gift Hulk referral link in your blog post to help others!
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Friday, September 14, 2012

Vampire-ific True Blood #Halloween #Giveaway (Open to US Only) Ends: 9/30/12, Midnight ***3 Prizes, 3 Winners***

We wanted to do something a little different this year, and have decided to throw a True Blood inspired giveaway, The Fantastic Vampire-ific True Blood Halloween Giveaway. There will be three (3) prizes, three (3) winners (1 prize per winner).
One of our favorite shows is True Blood. If you have not seen, it is a funny, sexy, and dark humored show, with lots of twists and turns. Warning: The show is addicting!!

Here at Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose, the show, True Blood, is #1 on our list to watch and you will be in for a HUGE treat if you win a prize in this giveaway! A show is not a show if it doesn't grab you from the very beginning and  True Blood  does that. It makes you want more and more and once you think you know all that is going on with each character, you are completely side-swiped with surprises. I know it's filled with vampires, blood, but this Halloween will be just as busy with the sounds of horror in the air so why not come along for the ride and enter this giveaway for your chance to win! 
Thank you so much, My Little GooberSister’s Savings Cents for this giveaway!
Another big, special, thanks to our sponsor’s:

Please enter ALL ENTRIES on the Rafflecopter below. Remember the more entries you get the better the odds of winning!!
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The #ScreenTest for #Actors

During my weekly acting class with Brian Reise Acting Studios, we spoke about the Screen Test for Actors and how important it is to give your best. He recommended that if you don't do screen testing much, to practice the experience with your camera at home. It is another way to get prepared because many shows and films find their talent through them and you have to be ready for your opportunity. 

In class, we were able to complete a screen test and it was shot very simple in a tight frame on the facial region mostly. I felt very comfortable and anxious to see what I could learn from this experience during play-back. While watching, I began to imagine all the opportunities to come when I have to perform this task for a real opportunity. I know there are many actors that prefer not to watch themselves on camera. However, I am far from that because I believe that if I don't watch myself, how can I learn from my mistakes and take constructive criticism to improve? 

In screen testing, you really have to live in the moment and commit to the experience you are having with the character. I do recommend practicing because as I have learned, practice makes perfect!

Here are a couple of screen tests I ran across on YouTube. You may recognize the actors from the show or film they have been in:

Gabourey Sidibe's Audition Tape For Precious

Rachel McAdams Screen Test

Hugh Laurie - House's screen-test

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Free #Blogger Event ~ iPad 3 Holiday Event

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose will be participating in another great giveaway! This Free Blogger Opportunity is for an IPad 3! To sign up your blog, click the link below to visit the host's site.

In the Who Referred You box, make sure to enter:
Thank you!

iPad3 Holiday Event is hosted by Mom Blog Society.

Prize: iPad3
The event dates: 10/4 - 11/1
Free Event ~ Sign-Up Here

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Remembering Where I Was on #Sept11

No one can imagine the pain of loss and watching this day unfold on a small television set as they showed planes going into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. I remember this day like it was yesterday because I was still an Army Sergeant, working four hours from the location in New York City and about 45 minutes from the Pentagon location at NSA. I watched the news broadcast on television and thought to myself, "Is this really happening?" as I saw female soldiers with children being released to get to their respective daycare.

Along with myself and others, we stayed to continue our mission and duties and wondered would a plane be reaching for us next. However, as I continued watching, I then realized that it skipped our location and a plane went into the Pentagon. The lives of so many changed on that day and will always be a wound unhealed no matter how much money and resources are provided to the injured and those who have lost someone.

honor the fallen by  notmyown 
At a nearby monument.
Actually taken not too long after September the 11th at a monument consisting of a steel I-Beam from the World Trade Center

The violence we saw on Sept 11 happens everyday in some countries as we watch the news from our television sets. However, when that reality of people in other countries come to our doorstep, it is a reality without words and understanding. I pray today for all those who have lost someone or those who continue to deal with health issues as a result of this malicious act. No one in any country should experience a Sept 11. It   makes me wonder can peace really exist in our times and if so when will it come.

I remember where I was on Sept 11 and will never forget those moments and how it changed the lives of so many.

Ground Zero: Flag by Snickup

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Win $150 PayPal #Cash #Giveaway! (WW) Ends: 10/10

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so excited to announce this PayPal Cash Giveaway! You know how I enjoy having flash giveaways and giving away PayPal Cash so this was a great opportunity to help promote an event and bring you the opportunity to win. October could be your lucky month to WIN cash! I Heart Giveaways and The Coffee Chic present a brand new giveaway where you can get a chance to win $150 Paypal Cash. 

The rules are easy! All you need to do is to enter on the rafflecopter widget below to earn entries. Make sure to provide the correct details. Good luck!

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This event is co-hosted by Zoes Printable Coupons, Stay a Stay at Home MomChic Foodies and we want to thank Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose for helping us to promote this giveaway! Open Worldwide. Must be 18 years or older to participate.

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Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for the delivery of the paypal cash prize. The winner's information will be provided by the host to the sponsors for delivery of cash prize.

Ball + Chain #Jewelry #Giveaway! Open to US. Ends: 10/1, 11:59pm EST

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Welcome to the Ball + Chain Jewelry Giveaway!

Hosted by
Jenn's Blah Blah Blog , Diva Fabulosa and our soon to be launching Pink Ninja Media!
Special thanks to our co-hosts,

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is SO excited to share this giveaway with you and be among some amazing bloggers to help promote its success! Jewelry can accentuate any dress, blouse or sparkle at any event you have planned to make you look even more beautiful. If you are a lover of jewelry and looking to add to your currently, unique, jewelry collection, then you are in the right place! Read all about our sponsor and their weekly auction event and enter ALL ENTRIES on the Rafflecopter form provided below for them to count. I LOVE this and I am crossing my fingers for you too! Have fun and Good Luck!

About our sponsor - Ball + Chain Accessory Auction
They have the latest fashions, trends, and accessories. Enjoy the Name Your Price Auctions held every Tuesday night! The Auctions start at 8pm CST, oh and you'll also receive FREE SHIPPING ON ALL SALES! Find super cute shoes, handbags, jewelry, and so much more! You're not going to want to miss out on their Tuesday Night Auction Fun! The fun starts on their Facebook Fan Page, be sure to check it out HERE 

  • 18' Necklace with Teardrop Gem Detail
  • Designer Inspired Cascade Earrings
  • Gold and Pink Textured Hinge Bracelet
  • Valued at $70
This wonderful giveaway run from 9/10 at 12:01am EST until 10/1 at 11:59pm EST. Must be 18 or older to enter, and giveaway is open to US residents.

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Disclaimer:  Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose  did not receive any compensation for helping promote this giveaway, nor responsible for shipping the prize to winner. Prize will be shipped directly from sponsor to winner.

It's #NFL Time! Who's Your Favorite #Team?

It's NFL Time! I've always been a football fan being from a family where football Sundays were HUGE! I guess it made it even easier for me to adapt to all the excitement being such a little tomboy. I learned all about the rules to the game and calling plays was naturally passed on to me. Most of my family and friends live on the East Coast and many of them are Redskin fans! Woo Hoo!

But, as for myself, I've been a fan of many great teams because they play aggressively and really make football watching very exciting. Their quarterbacks of now and past have really set a standard of how football should be played. I've listed some items from to show my team pics, but if your team is not down there, they are still AWESOME! The items, I've chosen are just my preferences and for the fans out there to purchase to get ready for all the barbecues, football parties, or stadium days in the rain and snow! Also, let me know, in a comment below, who's your favorite football team ;)

Leave a Comment:
Hey, football Fan! 

Who's your favorite team? 
I know it's pretty early to say who will win it all in the Super Bowl, but who do you want to win?

Winner Announced in Win a #Kindle Fire from #Sweepstakes Advantage!

The Winner for the Win a Kindle Fire Giveaway in August with Sweepstakes Advantage has been announced as:

L.Roseman of Placitas, NM


You can Win A Keurig Coffee Machine Click Banner below to Enter

Friday, September 7, 2012

#Celebrate Women’s #Friendship Month with Us! A Free #Blogger Opportunity: Signups Open Until 9/17, 11:59PM/EST

Did you know that September was Women’s Friendship Month! It was started over 10 years ago for a single day by the Kappa Delta Sorority. Their day became so popular that it was later extended into an entire month. Now, with that good news, you can spend time with your BFF, mom, grandmother, and sister in your life doing things that you all love doing together most! AND, how about joining this FREE Blogger Opportunity to celebrate this good news with your readers or stop by my blog here on September 20th at  Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose to enter the giveaways from the bloggers participating in the hop! 

Read all about the event and enter your blog at the link provided by the hosts below! I can't wait to celebrate!

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Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop

In Celebration of…

Women’s Friendship Month

BloggerPR is back with ANOTHER huge giveaway hop event! September is Women’s Friendship Month, so Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose and an AMAZING group of avid bloggers will be giving away prizes for your BEST girlfriends, special woman in your life, mom or mother-in-law, or simply ANY woman that has made a difference in your life!

Events hosted by BloggerPR are simple to join, fun for all participants, and always organized to make sure everyone has a chance to increase their readership and promote their giveaways in the best way(s) possible! You can also join the BloggerPR Facebook support group if you need help preparing your giveaway, general blogger support, or just want to make new friends!  This is a FREE giveaway hop event for bloggers! BloggerPR events will never require pre-event promotional posts, Facebook or Twitter shares, or sidebar buttons.

EVENT NAME: Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop
DATES: Gifts For My Girlfriends Giveaway Hop
DEADLINE: September 17, 2012 (11:59pm EST)
HOW: Head on over to the official BloggerPR website and sign up today!

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Reaching the Boiling Point in an #Acting Scene

During my weekly acting class with Brian Reise Acting Studios, we spoke about and experienced for ourselves, scenes that took us to a very intense level within ourselves. I felt heat take over my body and sweat beginning to pour down my face. I relived a character's frustration over love that was spoiled by lies, money and deceit. It felt amazing to me!

It was said in class that there are not many impacting scenes going around where actors have to reach above and beyond a typical conversation or disagreement. However, it is always good practice to know what it feels like when you are forced to go beyond your comfort zone to an angry or violent place within yourself. I have found two extremes for you to see below.

Watch this example from The Notebook, below or on YouTube, Click Here.

Watch this example from Waiting to Exhale with Angela Bassett below or on YouTube, Click Here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

#Jewelry Candles #Giveaway for 2 Winners! (US) Ends: 9/21/12

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so EXCITED to share this very special giveaway for two (2) Winners! I have joined with a group of amazing bloggers to bring you this Jewelry Candles giveaway. But, what makes this even more special is the hidden jewelry that is found in each candle! I LOVE a good surprise and the surprises in each of their Jewelry Candles will put a smile on anyone's face. The story behind the Jewelry Candles company is so interesting as well and the host has provided it to us to share with our readers. To enter the giveaway make sure to use the Rafflecopter form below and read all the rules and information on the prize. I am crossing my fingers for you and wishing you lots of luck in this Jewelry Giveaway! ~Selena

Giveaway done by: Elitemama
Jewelry Candles was inspired by the famous classic movie, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. A great classic movie that everyone has pretty much seen. The people at the company love the movie and thought that it would be awesome to do their own Willie Wonka type concept. Instead of having golden tickets inside of a chocolate bar, you will find jewelry in these all natural soy candles. With Jewelry Candles, everyone is a winner =)
Inside of all the candles there is a hidden jewel that can be worth anywhere from $10 to $7,500. In the candle you could find a ring, necklace, pendant, bracelet, anklet, or even a pair of earrings. You never know what you will find in your candle, but it will always be a fabulous piece of jewelry.
Jewelry Candles are made with 100% natural soy and premium quality fragrances making these candles smell amazing. There are LOTS of scents to choose from. The candles are huge! They are 21 oz and have a burn time anywhere from 110 hours to 150 hours so you get a lot of bang and fragrance for your buck. Each candle is hand poured with love from Louisville, Kentucky.

And now for the Giveaway:
Jewelry Candles is giving away 2 candles to two (2) lucky people
The candles will be chosen at random by Jewelry Candles
**Enter the rafflecopter form below**
Giveaway is open to the US only and run from 9/7 to 9/21
Must be 18 or older 
a Rafflecopter giveaway