Thursday, April 16, 2015

CanvasPop Canvas Photo Print - Review, Discount Code, and Giveaway

I received a free product from CanvasPop. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

I love taking pictures with both my camera and my cell phone. That being said, I'm the world's worst about ever actually doing anything with those photos. Sadly, they usually end up staying on my memory card never seeing the light of day.

That's why I was super excited when I received an invitation to try out CanvasPop - an online store specializing in high quality canvas photo prints. This would be the perfect opportunity to take one of my own photos and make it into something special.


Last year, I took a trip to Ireland. The trip meant a lot to me because I not only got to visit beautiful Ireland for the first time, but I got to take the trip with my teenage daughter, my sister, and my 76 year old mother. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip.

As you can imagine, I took tons of pictures while in Ireland. I decided to choose one of those and have it made into a 16"x20" printed canvas. It turned out beautifully and I can't wait for you to see it. But first, let me tell you just a bit about CanvasPop...

CanvasPop is the web's #1 choice for quality canvas printing and framed prints. They offer unbeatable customer service and their products are proudly crafted in America. Ordering is very quick and easy. First, choose an image from you computer (almost any size or resolution works and you can even upload from Instagram or Facebook). Then, customize by deciding on size, framing options, and optional filters and effects. After that, the folks at CanvasPop take care of the rest. In just a short turnaround time, you will receive a free digital proof of your design. Once you approve it, your order will soon be on its way. It really doesn't get any easier than that!

Now, back to my design. I was impressed at how quickly I received my order and how carefully it was packaged.




I chose a photo from an old Irish cemetery that we visited. It contained grave sites dating back to the mid 1800's of people who died during the Great Famine. The canvas is amazing! The image is so vivid and the colors really pop. The mist hovering in the background at the skyline looks so haunting...it is beautiful. I'm an amateur photographer at best but this piece truly looks like a work of art. I can't wait to find just the perfect spot for it in my home.


Thanks to CanvasPop for generously offering my readers a discount code and a chance to win a free Canvas Print of their own. Keep reading for details...

Discount Code:
From now until June 30, 2015, you can save 35% off your order with CanvasPop. Use code ALAS35 to receive this discount.

Giveaway:
CanvasPop is also offering a giveaway for my readers. One lucky winner will receive a free 16"x20" canvas print with a 0.75 inch frame and free standard shipping. Winner must redeem by June 30, 2016.

*This giveaway is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada who are 18 or older. One random winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Please make sure I have valid contact information for you in case you are the winner. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dial Restoring Body Wash with Marula Oil

Dial provided me with a free sample of Dial Miracle Oil Body Wash in exchange for a product review. No other compensation was received beside the free product and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.

I am one of those people who suffer from dry skin, and not just in the winter. It's a year-round problem for me. It's so frustrating to battle with dry, itchy skin - it's uncomfortable and unattractive. Because of that, I'm always on the lookout for products that help me to have more moisturized and healthy skin.

I recently received a bottle of Dial Miracle Oil Restoring Body Wash to try out. This product is infused with Marula Oil and also formulated with Micro Oil technology. What does that mean? Well, it means that you get a luxurious, rich lather wash that rinses clean and leaves your skin feeling amazing.


Sometimes, it seems like a lot of body wash products are the same. But not this one. I can honestly say that I love everything about this body wash and it's my new favorite. I really like a full, rich lather and the Dial Restoring Body Wash with Marula Oil definitely gives you that. The way it feels going on my skin is what really sets it apart from other body wash products for me -- it truly feels like you are wrapping your body in velvet. It rinses clean while leaving you with noticeably soft skin. The scent is very nice, as well. This product will for sure become a part of my regular skin care routine!

Would you like to try the Dial Restoring Body Wash with Marula Oil? 

If you are interested, simply leave a comment below. I will choose two random commenters on Wednesday March 25, 2015 who will receive a coupon to try the Dial Restoring Body Wash with Marula Oil for FREE.


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Inside Out Trailer Now Available

I am sharing the following information c/o Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. No compensation of any type was received for this post. All opinions expressed are my own. 


Here's a movie that I will definitely want to check out this summer. Coming to theaters everywhere June 19, 2015, Inside Out looks very cute!

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. 

Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. 

Check out the trailer...




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Penguins of Madagascar FREE Activity Sheets and Blu-ray Giveaway

I am sharing this information as a member of the Fox Home ENT Insiders Blogging Program. In exchange for my participation in this campaign, I will receive a free copy of this movie. All opinions expressed in this post are my own. 

Penguins of Madagascar 
Coming to Blu-ray and DVD March 17, 2015
They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back! From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds! In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world. It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love! Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD. 

The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more.


To celebrate the release of Penguins of Madagascar, here are some fun and FREE activity sheets for you to enjoy. Check them out and let me know which one is your favorite...



Giveaway: 
One lucky Alas 3 Lads reader is going to win Penguins of Madagascar on Blu-ray.

*This giveaway is open to U.S. residents who are 18 or older. One random winner will be selected from all eligible entries. Please make sure I have valid contact information for you in case you are the winner. Winner must respond within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen.

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