Sunday, March 31, 2013

IPad Spring #Giveaway! (Open to US and CAN) Ends: 4.30.13

An IPad Giveaway is always a special treat! Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to announce this techie giveaway. Technology is continually evolving. I really can't see life without it these days. It has allowed for so many innovative improvements for mankind and the way we acquire information. Without access to these techie gadgets, we would be uninformed or misinformed about our world and how our actions as a human race affect each other across the globe. I enjoy hearing about the new ideas and innovative approaches to this world of technology and when I get the opportunity to use them also, it makes the experience even more memorable. To enter this IPad Giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter Entry Form provided by the host below. The Giveaway will run from April 1, 2013 through April 30. Open to US/CAN. Must be at least 18+ years old to enter.

 Host A Little Bit of Everything and Cohosts My Four LittleMaking Memories With Your KidsSarah SaturDIYLife With Two BoysMommy Bear MediaThis Girl's LifeAll About the MommiesNYSavingSpecialsPardon My PoppetDutch Girl's Favorite ThingsSpaceships and Laser BeamsDon't Mess with MamaWe Are Earthformed, and A Man's Take on Things

The Prize and Specifications:
Enter for a Chance to win an Ipad with Retina Display 64GB.
  • 1GHz Apple A5X dual-core custom-designed, high-performance, low-power system-on-a-chip with quad-core graphics 
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 64GB flash 
  • 9.7" retina display 
  • LED-backlit glossy widescreen multi-touch display with IPS technology 
  • Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating 
  • Support for display of multiple languages and characters simultaneously 
  • 2048 x 1536 resolution 
  • Wi-Fi (802.11a/b/g/n) 
  • Bluetooth 4.0 technology 
  • 30-pin dock connector port x 1 
  • 3.5mm stereo headphone minijack 
  • 5-megapixel iSight camera 
  • Built-in 42.5-watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer battery 
  • Up to 10 hours of surfing the web on Wi-Fi, watching video, or listening to music 
  • Measures 9.50" H x 7.31" W x 0.37" D 
  • Package includes headphones, USB charger, USB plug, data cable, stylus pen, screen protector, and case
  • Available in your choice of Black or White 

Special Note for Host:
You will also get a case for this great Ipad as well.  The case will be your choice from Domeo Products.  They are available online and also at Sam's Club.  Check out my FULL review.

Enter on the Rafflecopter Entry Form below. Good Luck!

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Disclosure:  Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for shipment of the prize.  Any questions, comments, or concerns, please send to

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Kobo Arc #Giveaway! Open to US and Canada. Ends: April 15, 2013, 11:59PM

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is excited to welcome you to the Kobo Arc Giveaway! We have teamed up with an amazing organizer and hosts to promote this giveaway event. You never know what you're going to get when you stop by my blog. So, make sure to subscribe to my blog to keep in touch. The subscribe form is located on the sidebar of my blog. I always enjoy bringing my readers great techie giveaways when I can find interesting ones. I hope you enjoy this event and make sure to read about the Kobo Arc and submit all of your entries on the Rafflecopter form provided below. Have fun and Thank you for stopping by to participate!

Giveaway ends April 15th at 11:59pm. Open to US and Canadian residents. Must be 18 years old or older. 

Welcome to the Kobo Arc Giveaway!

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose Welcomes:

Organizer Mom to Bed by 8



The Kobo Arc 64GB offers booklovers a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with a new way to discover content – books, movies, TV shows, music, web pages and more. With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries, Kobo Arc gives consumers an exciting new way to discover content. Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user’s “pinned” content to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with little effort as the engine learns what consumers love – and brings them more.

The 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text and with 16-million colours bring photos and videos to life. With front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera to take photos and videos, the Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby. With Google Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than 600,000 apps and much-loved pre-loaded apps including Facebook, Twitter, Rdio, Zinio and PressReader.

One (1) lucky reader will receive a Kobo Arc 64GB.

To enter this giveaway, please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck to You!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

#Winners Announced: 7-Day Caribbean Cruise #Giveaway for Family of 4! Open Worldwide. Must be 21+. Ends: April 25th, 11:59 pm

Congratulations to:

The Eagle Creek Packing System Winner is Amy P.

 The 7-Day Cruise Winner for a Family of 4 is: Lisa S.

Woo Hoo!


If there was any other place I would rather be, it would be on a cruise through the Caribbean. Being on a cruise is such a great way to relax and have everything all-inclusive. The entertainment, endless dining, music and fun is just some of the benefits of cruising. Once you've reached the ports of the cities on your way through the Caribbean, there is nothing easier than enjoying an excursion, shopping, or learning about the culture. Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so delighted to bring you this Grand Prize Giveaway for a 7-Day Caribbean Cruise for a  Family of 4. Think of all the fun you and your family could have this fall or next winter, in the sun! I would like to personally thank our host and cohosts, who worked very hard to make this possible. Please read all of the details for this giveaway before entering below. You must be 21 years or older to enter. It is a Worldwide Giveaway. A First Prize has also been added for a winner up as well. This giveaway ends: April 25, 2013! Good Luck to you!
*Sponsored Giveaway Event*
7-Day Caribbean Cruise for Family of 4 Giveaway

**Please note before Entering Giveaway: Winner MUST be 21 or older due to sailing restrictions**

The Grand Prize: 
 One (1) - 7 Day Cruise for a family of 4 to the Caribbean on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship, sailing from winners choice of 3 ports: Miami, FL. or Tampa, FL or New Orleans, LA. Approximate Retail Value: $2000.00 

Required Travel Dates:
**Cruise must be booked for travel from Oct. 2013-Dec. 2013 or January 2014-April 2014. Holiday dates are excluded for travel during holiday dates.**  

Prize includes: 
Cruise fare only.  

Winner is responsible for the following:

  • transportation to/from the port of choice 
  • all gratuities
  • all onboard expenses and port expenses/purchases
  • shore excursion purchases, casino gambling, bingo cards, photographs purchased from shipboard photographers, etc,  taxes and fees. 
What is included in cruise fare: 

  • all meals at regular venues, (specialty restaurants are optional and do charge an additional fee.) 
  • a stateroom to include: one queen or 2 twin size beds, and 2 additional sleeping areas in same stateroom, for 2 add'l. passengers, entertainment and free shipboard activities. 
Watch for the upcoming reviews by Dixieland Mom Product and Travel Reviews for her April 7th NCL Star Cruise. She will try to blog daily from the ship, depending on internet availability as shipboard internet is very slow and sometimes she will not have an available signal. 

 First Prize:

One (1) set of the Pack It Specter Cube System from Eagle Creek. Arv- $38.00 

The winner will receive: 

The set consists of: 

  • 1- Pack It Specter Cube 
  • 1- Pack It Specter Half Cube
  • 1- Pack It Specter Quarter Cube 
They are really nice for saving space in your suitcase, especially if you have to fly to your port! Watch for the review at Dixieland Mom Product and Travel Reviews's Pre Cruise prep post! 

How to enter: 
To Enter this giveaway event, follow the instructions on the Giveaway Tool provided below. 
Good Luck, Everyone!

Disclaimer:  This giveaway is not sponsored by, hosted by, or in association with, in any way, shape or form with Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn or any other social site. Giveaway is open worldwide, to persons aged 21 years of age or older, other than where prohibited.  Winner is solely responsible for any associated taxes or fees. Winner is responsible for travel expenses incurred to get to port of choice, and all shipboard expenses over and above the actual cruise fare for a stateroom. These charges may include, gratuities, onboard purchases, shore excursions, any purchases, gambling to include casino and bingo, any alcoholic drink purchases, soda cards, and any other expense not included in the average cruise fare.  No other expenses are included. (Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose  is not responsible for sending this prize. 

Friday, March 22, 2013

#IndieFilm Backer for "The Princess Knight" - a Fantasy Puppet Musical

An independent film begins with a dream. The dream is then shared with others with similar dreams and aspirations to create the plans. From those plans, the team is developed to begin the leg work of making the dream a reality. Sometimes those dreams never manifest but when they do, magic is made on the small screen with backers to support the journey.

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is happy to be a Kickstarter Backer for the indie feature film project,  "The Princess Knight" - a Fantasy Puppet Musical. It's a family-friendly film that will bring a positive message for all to see. Personally, I enjoy films that have a moral purpose and aim to teach as well as entertain. It will be funny with puppets and how awesome is the musical aspect. The project is SO close to its final funding goal! The funding ends April 13, 2013, 7:35AM/PST (10:35AM/EST) so you have time to help and share it with your social network of family and friends to spread the word even more! I know families and children everywhere will enjoy this film. I've worked with the creator, T.C. De Witt on another film project in production so I know he loves what he do. I can see the passion he has for this project and hope you will see it too. You can watch the teaser trailer and T.C. himself share information about his project all at the Kickstarter link provided below. 

Join Me by Becoming a Backer on Kickstarter for "The Princess Knight" Click Here

Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was not compensated in any manner for sharing the information about this indie film project. All content provided within this post is 100% my own opinion. 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

KitchenAid 5-Quart Stand Mixer #Giveaway! Open to US. Ends: 4/11/13, 4AM/EST

Do you enjoy working in the kitchen? If so, this Kitchen Aid 5-Quart Stand Mixer will definitely come in handy for this year's birthday batters, holiday cookies, and any mixing in between. Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose has teamed up with the bloggers you see listed below to promote this very special giveaway. You can't beat it when you have the opportunity to win an appliance for the kitchen. Personally, I enjoy making desserts. I've always been into baking cakes and cookies. One day, I may even take this hobby to another level and share what I enjoy. As for now, I'll leave the sharing up to this welcomed giveaway. All the details of the stand mixer are below. Please make sure to enter this giveaway on the Giveaway Tool entry form provided below and Good Luck! Open to US Only. Must be 18+ years old to enter. Ends: 4/11/13, 1AM/PST (4AM/EST)

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Host Mommy Lesson Plans And...

One Winner will win a KitchenAid 5-Quart Artisan Design Series Stand Mixer

  • See-through 5 quart glass bowl glass mixing bowl with measurement markings on the side in liters and cups.
  • Tilt Head Feature - Easily access the bowl, beaters and ingredients with an easy tilt of the mixer head
  • Exceptional Planetary Action - The beater spirals within the bowl for effective, absolute mixing.
  • Metal Construction - Tough, durable, metal construction ensures years of dependable mixing.
  • 10 mixing speeds provide flexibility and control
  • Powers over 12 Recommended KitchenAid Stand Mixer Accessories.

Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for the shipping of the prize represented. The host will contact the winner for delivery information. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

$50 Old Navy Spring #Giveaway! (Open to US and CAN) Ends: April 5, 2013

Hello Spring! What an exciting time of year and amazing season to recharge. Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose has joined a talented group of bloggers to bring you this $50 Old Navy Spring Giveaway! Old Navy knows how to get you in gear for the cool breeze and the sunny skies. It's truly a gift to live in Los Angeles, CA and have the beach right next door whenever the thought crosses my mind to take a visit. While living in the positive energy of Spring, why not do it wearing Spring fashions from Old Navy. Read all about our sponsor and make sure to enter the giveaway on the Rafflecopter below. Open to readers in the US and Canada, 18 years and older.
Welcome to the $50 Old Navy eGift Card Giveaway!
Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is so excited to welcome:
Host, The Mommy Island and Co-hosts, The Kids Did It! ,
Join us as we say goodbye to Winter and welcome Spring with this $50 Old Navy eGift Card event! As the seasons change we all start to think about cleaning out our closets and updating our wardrobe, and we want to spend as little as possible!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Chromebook 3G #Giveaway! (Open to US and CAN) Ends: 04/10/13

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose enjoys bringing a good techie giveaway to the readers. This giveaway will surely light up the lucky winner's face, when they receive this Chromebook 3G by Samsung. It's being organized and hosted by some amazing bloggers and I'm happy to be one of the promoters. Technology is improving by leaps and bounds every day. There's just so many tablets, gadgets, phones and computer systems to explore. If you're a lover of technology like me and enjoy a good techie giveaway, you're in for a treat! To enter this giveaway and to learn more about the prize, read below. Make sure to use the entry form provided below for all submissions. Open to US and CAN. Ends: April 10th at 11:59pm. Must be 18+ Years Old to Enter.

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Welcome to the Chromebook Giveaway!

The Samsung Chromebook 3G is a computer that helps you get everyday things done faster and easier. 
  • It starts in seconds
  • has virus protection built-in
  • runs your favorite Google apps plus thousands more 
  • comes with leading Google products, like: Search, Gmail, YouTube and Hangouts, so you can work, play, and do whatever you want, right out of the box 
You can easily share it with multiple people; switching accounts takes seconds, and everyone gets their own files, apps and settings. And it's simple to use. There's no setup, and your files are automatically backed up in the cloud. At just 2.4 pounds, 0.7 inches thin, and with over 6.5 hours of battery life, the Samsung Chromebook can go anywhere you go. It's built to stay cool, so it doesn't need a fan and runs silently. It also includes 100GB of free Google Drive storage (for 2 years), a built-in webcam, and dual band Wi-Fi to make it easy to connect to wireless networks. No more waiting for an affordable laptop. Go Chrome Today!

One (1) lucky reader will receive a Samsung Chromebook 3G.

How To Enter:
Please use the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: I received no compensation for this publication. My opinions are my own and may differ from those of your own. Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for sponsor prize shipment. Please contact with questions or to see your business or blog featured on the next big event!

Weight Watchers #Scale by Conair Review & #Giveaway! (Open to US)

At Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose, I believe that being healthy and maintaining good health is important. I am no longer in the military but I still take the time to do my push ups, sit ups, run in the local park, and stay active during the week. I also enjoy yoga and a good stretch, but my biggest success for maintaining a healthy me is eating right. I believe that it's important, above all, to listen to your body. I enjoy food and I enjoy living happily from the inside out. I've been a vegetarian since 2000 and it works for me. I don't feel any different towards people who eat meat. I understand that a vegetarian lifestyle is not for everyone but eating wisely and making good long-term choices, is. I feel that eating in the right portions and staying active is important. At the end of the day, it all balls down to us all loving ourselves. You can't go wrong when you can look in the mirror and say, "I'm perfect just the way God made me." If we all looked the same, this world would be a boring place.

In the giveaway below, The Frugal Fairy has been following the Weight Watchers program and gives us her detailed review testimonial on this Weight Watchers Scale by Conair. Read all about her experience and enter this giveaway on the Rafflecopter form provided below. Open to US. Must be 18+ years of age.

BLOGGER REVIEW by The Frugal Fairy
I was lucky enough to try out the Weight Watchers® by Conair™ Glass Body Analysis Scale (Model WW78).
This was perfect timing because I have been following the Weight Watchers program! However, you don’t have to be on Weight Watchers to use this scale. For me, being able to accurately get my weight whenever I want to makes it easier to focus on my goals. If I see myself slipping up, I can adjust accordingly. It keeps me more aware.
Summer is just around the corner and incorporating this sleek scale into your dieting or exercise regimen will surely keep you on track to meet your goals.
After getting this scale I am going to get rid of my old one. It does so much more. Not only does it measure weight, it also measures body fat, body water, bone mass and BMI (body mass index). This is great for those who care about more than just weight.
I really like that the scale is digital and that it incorporates all of the other features besides just weight. I also like that it has 4 users that you could program.
This scale has high strength tempered safety glass and stainless steel accents. The LCD screen is 1.5”. The scale has a 400 lb. capacity. Included are 2 long-life lithium batteries.
You don’t have to take my word for it…this scale has gotten the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval!
It is available nationwide at stores such as Bed, Bath & Beyond, Sears and Rite-Aid, as well as for an average retail price of $39.99.
The only thing that I’m not too fond about is that once you program your info, if you want to weigh yourself right after you just did, it takes a bit to get through all your stats before you can weigh yourself again. But, not too big of a deal!
Follow Conair Scales on Twitter (@ConairScales) for other tips and advice to stay motivated, get fit, and become healthier!
One lucky winner will win a scale of their very own! 18+ US only.  See full giveaway rules here.

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is not responsible for mailing of prize.The Frugal Fairy received a scale for free for review purposes. However, she only gives her honest opinion and will only tell you about products that she thinks you may find valuable. No money was received. 

Sunday, March 17, 2013 DNA Test and Membership #Giveaway (Open to US.)

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose is very excited to share this Giveaway! Personally, I have always been interested in learning about my family history and why I have some of the interests I do. There are just so many distant cousins, aunts, uncles AND people before them, who were alive back when. This giveaway will give one (1) lucky winner the chance to find out their family's story! How exciting! I was so tickled about this giveaway that I had to bring it to my readers. To read about the prizes and to enter for a chance to win, please use the giveaway form provided below by the host. Wow! I can't wait to explore this myself! Good Luck to You!

It is open to US Residents. Must be 18 years old or older to enter

We are very excited about being able to offer you this amazing giveaway!! 

One (1) lucky winner will be winning a DNA Test from and a Six month full membership to which includes access to all of their millions of records!  What an awesome chance to begin or to continue your family history research!! ARV of this package is $349.00! 

Your Prize Package will include: 
1- DNA Test kit with everything you need to submit a sample of your DNA. 
A pre paid postage envelope to mail your sample to the lab. 
1-6 month World Access membership to where you can use it to search:
  • 11 Billion Records
  • 44 Million Family Trees
  • 185 User submitted photographs 
  • 30,000 Data bases. (ie: census records, historical records etc.)
You can read my review of the AncestryDNA Test process and my very surprising results including a review of the website and the available records HERE.  

You can find on Facebook and Twitter 

How To Enter:
Entry is simple, just follow the instructions on the form below.  Good luck!! 


Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose and other Participating bloggers are not responsible for shipment of prize, it will be shipped direct from the sponsor. This giveaway is not associated with Twitter in any way.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Have a #Giveaway to Share? New! Giveaway Linky.

Looking for a place to share your giveaways? If so, Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose has joined InLinkz to help with the housekeeping of all new and currently running giveaways, contests and sweepstakes. 

If you are a blogger with an event, Submit your events by visiting the Giveaway Linky tab at the top of my blog. Linky rules and instructions are provided.

I am all about providing my readers with awesome giveaways and this is a great way to keep them informed. My readers and guests can enter as many giveaways as they would like on the giveaway linky! 

*Currently running giveaways, contests, and sweepstakes on my blog have been added as well. Updated Weekly!

Monday, March 11, 2013

$50 Walmart #GiftCard #Giveaway for 3 Winners to #WakeUpYourWalls! (Open to U.S) Ends: 04/01/2013, 11: 59PM/EST #spon

Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was invited to the HP Wake Up Your Walls event with interior designer, Genevieve Gorder, to learn all about the new and innovative ways to take your favorite photos and create amazing Photo Wall Décor. I spent the afternoon with some amazing bloggers, heard some fantastic tips and suggestions from Genevieve, and left with a swag bag of cool stuff and Walmart Gift Cards to give away to three of my lucky readers to Wake Up Your Walls! If you're interested in reading all the details of the HP Wake Up Your Walls event, see my recap review HERE.

$50 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway for 3 Winners to #WakeUpYourWalls

The Prizes:
Three (3) Winners will be able to choose from these amazing canvases or banners and posters when they win their Walmart Gift Card. Read all the details of each and see how your photos can be arranged into beautiful Wall Décor.  
I've also provided a brief video showing  how I decided to use the HP Faux Canvases to give 
a corner of my living room a touch of color.

Walmart Photo Exclusive
Sizes: 16x20, 12x12 and 11x14
Starting at around $20
An affordable addition to any room
• Turn any photo into a beautiful wall art print
• Makes a fantastic personalized gift for weddings, holidays and birthdays
• NEW—now also available with mirrored edges, which allow photos with narrow borders around the subject to be used
• Order in-store or online with free Same-Day Pick Up

Watch My Video Review of the Faux Canvas

Sizes:20x30, 18x24, 16x20, 12x18 and 11x14
Starting at around $30
• Easily personalize your home décor today with canvas wall art featuring your images
• Turn a special photo or anything you can scan into a real canvas print with gallery wrapped edges
• A great way to display scenic, travel and special-occasion photos
• Lightweight and ready to hang
•Order in-store or online at
or with same or next-day pick up

HP Photo Posters
Poster sizes: 8x20, 24x36, 20x30, 18x24, 16x20, 12x18 and 11x14
Starting at around $6
• Single photo or collage – collage banner has optional tilted photo
and hero image options to add fun to your design
• Add text to personalize
• Order in-store or online with 1-hour or Same-Day Pick Up

HP Photo Banners
Banner size: 24x72
Starting at around $25
• Single photo or collage – collage banner has optional tilted photo
and hero image options to add fun to your design
• Add text to personalize
• Order in-store or online with 1-hour or Same-Day Pick Up

Sizes: 11x14, 8x10 and 5x7
Starting at around $9
• Easily personalize your décor with fun mounted photos for your home
• Ready-to-display with 3/4-inch brushed silver-look edge
• Durable mounting board and stand included to make photos ready to hang
or place on a table
• Makes a perfect gift
• Create a contemporary wall collage by displaying multiple mounted photos together
• Tip: Scan anything to make a unique gift—vintage photos, children’s artwork,
wedding invites, graduation cards, etc.
• Order in-store with 1-hour or Same-Day Pick Up or online at with Same-Day Pick Up

How To Enter:
Please submit all entries through the Rafflecopter form provided below.

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose will contact all winners by email to mail prizes. HP is not responsible for the deliver of gift cards to winners. This giveaway is only available to residents in the U.S. No purchase necessary. Gift cards were provided by HP Wake Up Your Walls event. The provided video content and personal accounts are 100% my own experiences and may differ from you.

HP #WakeUpYourWalls Event Recap Review & #Sweepstakes. Open to U.S. Ends: 4/30/13

"Home is where the heart is." -Pliny the Elder 

That's my way of explaining the feeling I get when settling down on my comfortable couch, after a busy day, with a cup of hot green tea to relax. The lighting in the room is set just right with the instrumental sounds playing in the background as I look at the artwork on my walls. I think to myself, "What an accomplishment I've made. There's just one more room left to do. However, this time, I have some helpful tools from HP and designing tips from Genevieve Gorder." 

HP Wake Up Your Walls Event Recap Review
Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose had the pleasure of attending the HP Wake Up Your Walls event with Genevieve Gorder in West Hollywood at the Petit Ermitage on 2 March 2013. It was a fantastic opportunity to meet other bloggers and see what new ideas HP had for all of us who enjoy taking pictures and sharing them with our family and friends. 

Genevieve was a gem at the event, taking her experiences as an interior designer and giving us so many great ideas of ways we could work our photos into walls of art. I really thought her suggestion of mixing black and white with color images, created depth and diversity to a group of photos. She also shared the idea of having a grounding photo and working around it to create the look and feel we desired for a wall space. In the examples on display, I was able to see how different-sized canvases, positioned together, created a full and distinct presence. I learned that just about any photo can be scanned in to be processed as a work of art. Think of all your child's artwork, original artwork, vintage family photos, wedding and baby announcements, baby sonograms, there are endless options.

Although, I was pretty impressed by the idea of using my photos as wall decor, I wanted to know how long it would take to get the final product and their prices. HP has teamed with Walmart and Meijer Photo, to bring this photo solution to life! During, the question and answer session, Genevieve explained how we could submit our orders online or at the HP kiosks in Walmart. The canvases could be ready for pickup in as little as 4 hours on the same day. There's no need to wait weeks and weeks. Imagine having to buy a nice gift for a loved one. Make it easy and special by using a photo to freeze a  memorable moment in time with a wall canvas. I know they would love it. But, if price has you a little worried, don't be, HP wall decor art is very affordable, ranging from $9-$40, depending on your size and style of canvas.

Before we left the event, HP provided all of us with a swag bag of goodies summarizing the details of the event, prizes for our lucky readers, and sweepstakes information too! I learned great tips and looking forward to sharing my wall art and giveaway with you. 

How to Enter the HP Wake Up Your Walls Sweepstakes 
Now that you've read about my experience at the HP Wake Up Your Walls event with Genevieve Gorder, you are going to love this sweepstakes.

The Prizes: 

  • One (1) Grand Prize Winner receives a $1,000 photo wall makeover by interior designer Genevieve Gorder. She will be coming to the lucky winner's home to add some spice to your walls!!
  • Seventy-five (75+) First Prize Winners receive photo wall makeover prizes each worth $250. 
How to Enter:

Sweepstakes Ends: 04/30/13
Open to U.S only
The Grand prize winner's before-and-after video will be posted at the sweepstakes site for all to see.

Good Luck!

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Disclaimer: Selena Thinking Out Loud With Purpose was not compensated for the contents of this post. All recollections of this event are 100% my own.