I am not a schmoozer. I don’t try to go out of my way to rub shoulders with people in hopes to get something out of, or from, them. It just feels dirty to me. That’s why I love natural, unforced, connections. Like the one I had in April while in Southern CA for a conference.
Setting: Lunch at Pei Wei with some big deals. And until I looked most of them up on twitter later that day I had no idea they were big deals. I sat at the end of a very long table across from a gentleman I had not met till that moment. His name is David. While trying to engage myself in conversation with him I kept finding my eyes drifting down to the table top, just right of his plate, where his iPhone sat. I know, everyone and their yard-art has an iPhone these days so big deal, right? Yah. It was his iPhone case that I was so smitten with! Ohmy-retinas it was a thing of beauty, I tell ya!
I eventually interrupted our conversation to compliment his case and he quickly began bragging about it while looking at my uncased, unprotected, vulnerable iPhone with splashes of peanut sauce all over it. Then I learned he was one of the people behind CaseCrown. [Go ahead...click over] Then I learned he works with Deco-mates and bdellium tools. [Click on those too!] But the best part of this discovery was when he began sharing what he is really passionate about…The Giving Project. This was the moment when David really lit up! It was so amazing listening to him share his love about this. In short, The Giving Project is highlighting one charity every week throughout 2012 while also donating a nice amount to that charity. Seriously, I think this is fabulous and should be known about!
Back to the non-schmoozing-me and my new friend, David, for a sec. I tell him my iPhone case busted over a year ago and he looked appalled.
“You haven’t had a case on for that long?! Go to my CaseCrown site and pick yourself out one and I’ll send it to you.”
“Really! Do it. In fact, go to this one and this one, too, and pick out some stuff.”
What do you want from me, creeper?
Well, Okay! But I can’t just let you give me stuff. How about I write a review on the items and do a blog post about them?!
“That would be great!”
[Now I don't feel dirty.]
“And, Tam, don’t be shy. Pick out as much as you’d like.”
Well, I was shy. No, truthfully, I didn’t want to abuse his generosity. So I went on all three sites and picked one item from each. And, friends…I love them all!!!
My new “Headboard” from Deco Mates. I love this wall decal!!! There were so many great ones to choose from so it was hard picking one but I am thrilled with this. It took two of us to apply it but once we got into a groove it went fast. It hasn’t peeled one bit. I think it looks beautiful!
My make-up brushes from dbellium tools. Girls, these brushes are eco-friendly & anti-bacterial brushes. And they feel like silk gliding across your skin. Get. These.
Last, but not least, my new best friend, Limey, from CaseCrown. I adore this case! It has a slight fabric feel. It grips so well in my hands. And is very snug on the phone. And because of its fabric nature I was concerned the first time I saw a spot on it but it wiped clean away…no trace of any spot at all. I’ve received tons of compliments on this case!
Ok. So there are my reviews. All 100% legit and I back these products up completely!
I bet you’d like to get your hands on something too, eh?
Well, one of you can score a free sumpin-sumpin from David very easily. All you have to do is answer this one question.
Now that summer is upon us…What is your favorite summer memory?
I will, randomly, pick one reply and they will receive one item from one of the sites reviewed above.
So go at it…
What’s your favorite summer memory?