November 1, 2010

Holiday Gift Guide Day 1 - Charm Factory Review and Giveaway

As I was looking over my Christmas list last month, I realized there was a large # of people that I have absolutely no gift ideas for. What do you get for the person that seems to already have everything? Whether it's my kids, parents, neighbors, or coworkers there always seems to be those that are impossible to shop for.

So this November - all month long - I am having a a MISSION POSSIBLE blog event featuring gift ideas AND GIVEAWAYS for those that are impossible to shop for.

As it is November 1st, and the official start of my blog event, I want to introduce you to a Company whose product is completely customizable for any girl on your shopping list - Charm Factory.

The Charm Factory produces sterling silver charms and charm bracelets.  They have a great selection of pre-made bracelets.  Or if you don't find one you love, they make it easy to design your own.

All you have to do is pick out your favorite bracelet design.  Then choose the charms to fit the girl. 



My daughter would absolutely love these.

I was really excited when I found out that I got to do a review and giveaway of one of the Charm Factory premade bracelets.  I loved the summer fun and wild animals design, but in the end I had to get the bright Joyful Colors Swarovski bracelet.


And I love it!  I was a little bit worried that the bracelet would only be for young girls, but that's not the case at all.  As great as it looked online it is even more beautiful in real life.  The silver bracelet is a great size and the crystal hearts are bright and catch the light.

And best of all, it could be yours!  To give you a start on your Holiday shopping, the Charm Factory is giving away a premade bracelet to one of you!

To Buy It - Since you design the bracelet, you pick the price!  Their premade bracelets retail at 24.99 and charms start around $3.00

To Win It -
You could win a premade bracelet of your choice!

1st Mandatory Entry -
Go to the Charm Factory website and then come back and tell me your favorite bracelet, and your favorite charm

Optional Entries -
To increase your chances of winning, do any of the following and then leave a comment on this post telling me what you did. Each comment is worth one entry so make sure and leave a separate comment for each one you do. Also make sure that I have a valid email address so I can contact you if you win!

  • 1 Entry for each method - Follow One Day At A Time with Google Friend Connect ( just click the followers link on the sidebar), Facebook, or Twitter.
  • 1 Entry - Suggest your friends become facebook fans (just click suggest to friends)
  • 1 Entry - Add my button to your blog and leave me the link
  • 1 Entry - Add my Christmas Button to your blog
  • 1 Entry (Per Day) - Tell others about the giveaway (you can blog it, email it, facebook it, whatever - just tell me how you did it) If you're tweeting it, please use the following

    I just entered a Charm Factory #giveaway from @Alena1DyAtATime and @Charm_Factory
    .  http://bit.ly/a6neCu

  • 1 Entry - "Like" Charm Factory on facebook and leave a post on their wall saying One Day At A Time sent you
  • 1 Entry - "Like" Charm Factory on twitter
  • 5 Entries - Make a purchase from the Charm Factory 
  • 1 Entry - Enter another contest on my site and tell me which one (One Entry Per Contest Entered)



    Giveaway ends November 15th, 2010 11:59 PM MST. All entries submitted after the closing time are void and will be deleted. Only one entry allowed per method - items cannot be repeated daily unless specifically stated. Failure to comply by this rule will result in disqualification. This contest is open to residents of the U.S. The winner will be selected at random.org and then announced on my blog. The winner will then have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected.

    Disclosure: The giveaway and review products were provided by Charm Factory.  Opinions expressed in this post are strictly my own. I received no monetary compensation for this post. If for some reason you didn't receive your winnings or if loss or damage has occurred to yourself or you property from participating in the giveaways, One Day At A Time cannot be held responsible.


    111 comments:

    klcmaher said...

    I like the Peridot Bracelet with Crystal Hearts, and the charm I like is the carton of eggs charm (because I have chickens and sell eggs!).

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    klcmaher said...

    I follow on GFC.

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    klcmaher said...

    I follow on Facebook.

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    klcmaher said...

    I follow on twitter.

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    klcmaher said...

    I have your button on the right side of my blog

    http://klcmaher-themorethemerrier.blogspot.com

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    klcmaher said...

    I have your Christmas button on the left side of my blog.

    http://klcmaher-themorethemerrier.blogspot.com

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    klcmaher said...

    I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/klcmaher/status/29375800651

    theblackat at hotmail dot com

    Hanny said...

    I like the emerald heart bracelet with the musical charms.

    Hanny said...

    I just tweeted for you!

    Hanny said...

    I follow you on facebook.

    Hanny said...

    I follow you on twitter.

    Hanny said...

    I told others about your giveaway on facebook.

    Candice said...

    I love the awareness charm bracelet, also like the April Believe Affirmation Ring charm! Adorable!!!!

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!!
    ckmd310 at gmail dot com

    floating said...

    i like the peace sign bracelet. I like the i love to blog charm
    floatingonabiscuit@gmail.com

    amber01sw said...

    Crystal Peace Sign Charm CFCRY-109
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

    amber01sw said...

    i follow u on GFC as amber01sw
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    amber01sw said...

    i follow u on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
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    amber01sw said...

    i follow u on twitter as Amber01sw
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    amber01sw said...

    i suggested to my friends on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

    amber01sw said...

    i added ur button to my blog as DragonFly Sweetnest
    http://dragonflysweetnest.blogspot.com/
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

    amber01sw said...

    i like them on FB as Amber Lusk MacDonald and told them u sent me
    http://www.facebook.com/CharmFactory?v=wall#!/CharmFactory/posts/487833495794
    amber01sw@yahoo.com

    amber01sw said...

    i follow them on twitter as Amber01sw
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    polly said...

    follow gfc publicly
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    mframe said...

    I love the Crystal Pink Ribbon Charm.
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    mframe said...

    blog follower
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    mframe said...

    I like you on FB
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    mframe said...

    I follow you on twitter
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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/29630395939
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    mframe said...

    I like Charm Factory on FB
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    catmom said...

    I would choose the pre-made cat bracelet. My favorite charm is the animal paw print.

    catmom1010 at gmail dot com

    catmom said...

    Follow you on Blogger/GFC (catmom)

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    catmom said...

    Like ODAAT on Facebook
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    catmom said...

    Follow ODAAT on Twitter
    @hopscotchlime

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    catmom said...

    Entered Ozone socks giveaway

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    catmom said...

    Like Charm Factory on Facebook
    rose manning

    left a message also

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    catmom said...

    Follow Charm Factory on Twitter
    @hopscotchlime

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    catmom said...

    Entered the Blue Platypus giveaway

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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/29679431786
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    lewalk said...

    It was hard to pick just one bracelet and one charm but I did it. Lol. I like the cuff bracelet, http://www.charmfactory.com/25-to-3mm-flex-cuff-bracelet---6mm-ball.htm, and the fleur de lis charm, http://www.charmfactory.com/crystal-fleur-de-lis-charm.htm, since I'm from Louisiana. Geaux Saints! Lol. Thanks for this chance to win.


    Leah Walker on Facebook
    lewalk@hotmail.com - email
    lewalk on GFC
    lewalk76 on Twitter

    lewalk said...

    I follow One Day at a Time on Google Friend Connect.

    lewalk said...

    I follow ODAAT on Facebook.

    lewalk said...

    I follow you on Twitter as well.

    lewalk76

    lewalk said...

    I suggested you to my friends on Facebook.

    lewalk said...

    I tweeted this giveaway.

    http://twitter.com/#!/lewalk76/status/338442063970304

    lewalk said...

    I like Charm Factory on Facebook.

    lewalk said...

    I follow Charm Factory on Twitter.

    lewalk said...

    I entered the Silly Bandz giveaway.

    lewalk said...

    I entered the Ozone socks giveaway.

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    lewalk said...

    I was entering more than one of your giveaways at one time and put these comments under the wrong giveaway like a dingbat. Lol. SO sorry to make a mess of your pretty page. All fixed now though. Again, wanted to tell you why so many comments were deleted and tell you also that I'm sorry. I'm trying to multi task here and failing.

    lewalk said...

    I entered the Blue Platypus giveaway and thankfully didn't mess anything else up. Lol.

    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/527117670420480
    mframe00@gmail.com

    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/873613846642688
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    Michele P. said...

    I like the Zircon Crystal Heart Charm Bracelet for my daughter and the 15 anos charm.

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

    Michele P. said...

    following you via GFC
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    Michele P. said...

    like you on facebook M Pineda
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    Michele P. said...

    Charm Factory twitter follower micaela6955
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    Michele P. said...

    Charm Factory FB fan left comment M Pineda
    micaela6955 at msn dot com

    Michele P. said...

    tweeted http://twitter.com/micaela6955/status/1107449058697216

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

    Michele P. said...

    entered Blue Platypus giveaway
    micaela6955 at msn dot com

    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/1226898893971456
    mframe00@gmail.com

    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/1609806322339840
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    Telfords said...

    my favorite bracelet is the silver heart bracelet

    Telfords said...

    i like the flip flop charm

    Telfords said...

    i liked you on facebook

    Telfords said...

    i liked charm factory on facebook

    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/1963286140555264
    mframe00@gmail.com

    captainliss40 said...

    I like the awareness bracelet and the believe charm. captainliss40@gmail.com

    Jenny Garza said...

    I checked out the website and agree with what others are saying! It's hard to choose just one! I guess I would choose the Peace Bracelet as I am a proud Military wife and love stuff like that! My favorite charm would be the heart frame charm! Super cute!
    sweepinjenny@yahoo.com

    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/2323764029169664
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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/2696848800227328
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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/3073357440360448
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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/3422971649593345
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    Elizabeth said...

    My favorite bracelet is the Zircon crystal and my favorite charm is the Ladies Purse, so cute!

    dwtc187 at hotmail dot com

    Elizabeth said...

    Follow you on GFC!

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    Elizabeth said...

    Follow you on twitter!

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    Elizabeth said...

    Like you on fb!

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    Elizabeth said...

    Follow Charm Factory on twitter!

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    Elizabeth said...

    Entered the Kidtoons Prize Pack giveaway!

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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/3782281600700416
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    pmj said...

    I like the fancy poodle charm and the CFCB charm bracelet with clasp.
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    pmj said...

    Follower on GFC.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the blue platypus giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the silly bandz giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the ozonesocks giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the kidorable giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the plants vs zoombies giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the heartvest giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the kidtoons giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the gaddy nipper giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the vintage pearl giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the think smart giveaway.
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    pmj said...

    I entered the chicken stick giveaway.
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    mframe said...

    tweet- http://twitter.com/mframe00/status/4146804983595008
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    Andrea said...

    we like the Ballerina Foot with Pink Crystal
    a10small at hotmail dot com

    Tylerpants said...

    My fave is the Amethyst Bracelet with Crystal Hearts and Pink Pavé Heart Charm! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    Tylerpants said...

    Following you on GFC. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    Tylerpants said...

    Following you on Facebook (Lisa L). tylerpants(at)gmail.com

    Bethany said...

    I like the aquamarine bracelet and the mother and child charm. bethany dot jensen at gmail dot com

    Bethany said...

    I entered the CSN giveaway

    Bethany said...

    I entered plants v zombies

    Bethany said...

    I entered VIntage Pearl

    Bethany said...

    I entered silly bandz

    Bethany said...

    I entered gaddy nipper

    Bethany said...

    I entered ozone socks

    Bethany said...

    I entered Kidorable