ndZf71un71YaadKJydXAobLayzI Bringing Home Paradise: January 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Custom "In Loving Memory" Car Decal Review And Giveaway!

Did you miss my Family Vinyl review and giveaway from Vinyl Disorder?? Or did you catch it and love it?! I've been lucky enough to review another type of vinyl they offer, and love it as much as the first! I didn't think I could be any more surprised by their quality, detail, and customer service, but they have come through and amazed me yet again!

First off, I would like to show you their wide range of colors to choose from:
VinylDisorder.com Color chart

I chose the Lime Green since this is a car decal, and I didn't think Green  would be bright enough. Wow was I surprised at how lime this green is though! I love it!

I chose this design (out of many, many amazing choices), because I wanted the opportunity to leave room to add another name later. This was made with my mother-in-laws name, and unfortunately we also recently lost my father-in-law. I thought it only appropriate that both names end up part of the same piece. This, however, involved some cutting and rearranging of the original design. Luckily, the paper was much easier to cut than it first appeared, and I cut just about everything apart without any pulls or tears. The finished product has plenty of room for me to apply another name, with dates, just as hers is shown here. While the lose has been hard, I am glad to say that this is a great way to memorialize both of these wonderful people, and remind everyone that sees this how much they will always be loved.

PLEASE EXCUSE the sideways picture! For some reason blogger will NOT upload it without turning it? I will attempt to fix it again later, as I am hoping it's just a bit of a bug. As you can see, the bright green vinyl is the one I am writing this review on, and the pieces were definitely rearranged from the original design. The white vinyl above is something I ordered about a year ago from a smaller company here, and the letters have chipped, and the end of the dates - (sorry it's cut off of the picture - I didn't think about it when I was trying to take this) - is ruined. The " - 04" at the end has been scraped badly, and tore and twisted in a crazy kind of way, and just left it looking like it had melted down the window. Due to the issue with those vinyls, I put this review off as long as I could, to test out Vinyl Disorder's work in the worst part of our lovely Wisconsin winter (isn't sarcastic laugh here). This picture was taken AFTER I started writing this review today, at literally the last minute it could be to still be used here. The letters are flawless, the numbers are flawless, and even the wings are flawless. This vinyl has been hit by two snow storms, an ice storm, and three car washes. I have gone over it time and again with an ice scraper. I even have the back window wiper (like the windshield wipers for those of you that haven't used one), and have ran it over it more times than I could even begin to recall. This thing has held up to it all! To top it off, it was even put on in 12 degree weather! something most other vinyls can't handle, as they won't stick as well. I could not be more pleased with the quality they offer!

To top off how great this experience has already been, I have to tell you about their customer service! When selecting an item to review you must send your choice in to someone who puts it through to be shipped out. When I sent in my choice, the person helping me went out of their way to ask me if I would like the dates added, as I had thought my choice was just for a name. They patiently waited for me reply so I could double check that the dates were correct, and let me know when they had received my info. I don't know about you, but most times I try to interact with any company, I have a hard time reaching anyone that genuinely cares. A little effort goes a long way, and I would like to thank the great people at Vinyl Disorder for taking pride in what they do. I will definitely be a repeat customer, and recommend anyone else to at the very least check them out at:

Even if you're not in the market for a memorial style vinyl, they offer so many great designs, and so many options for customization, that you're sure to find something you like. Whether it's in remembrance of someone, to promote a business, to promote a team, home decor, for your walls, or to customize just about anything in your home, office, etc, head over and check them out!
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free $2 Amazon MP3 Credit!

I'll make this quick so you don't miss it! If you have US Cellular they are giving away 100 $100 account credits! You just have to text CREDIT to 1075 to enter! Their page didn't say anything I noticed about the Amazon Credit, but when I text to enter the contest I got a reply that said "Thanks for entering the Holiday Giveaway. To get a $2 Amazon MP3 credit reply "MP3" to this msg. T&C's at http://sndb.it/1mg 1 code per U.S. Cellular customer." I replied right away, and got my code via text seconds later! Don't miss your chance at one!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Vinyl Disorder Review AND Giveaway!

Who's excited for this one?? I know I promised it almost 2 weeks ago, but due to being very sick, Facebook's changes in what they'll allow for giveaways, and then Blogger refusing to work for me, I'm a little behind, but I can assure you this is worth the wait! 

Let me start with telling you a little about Vinyl Disorder. This company offers so many different vinyls it's hard to choose from them, and I'm sure I'll be ordering a lot more this year! They offer this longggg list of options:
 Aside from the amazing list of options, they also offer a variety of great colors!

Since this review and giveaway are for a Family Decal set, I chose the Star Wars set, in teal! My husband loves star wars, and hates stick families, so I figured this would be a true test of what I thought was a promising product. Little did I know, he wouldn't only like them, but LOVE them! The color is nice and bright, and matches the chart very well. The vinyls transferred without issue, thanks to the little transfer tool they sent with my order! They have held to to rain, snow, ice, and being scraped with the ice scraper! Not even a small tear or pull anywhere! If you've been through a Wisconsin winter, I'm sure you can imagine the onslaught of snow and ice that has been thrown at these guys! 

Not only am I impressed with how well they hold up to the environment, but I'm equally impressed with all of the compliments I get on them! Countless people have told me they are tired of seeing the plain stick families, simply because everyone has them. And they love the added color! It really makes them pop! 

I can honestly say I would recommend anyone and everyone to check out thier site. Whether it's for a gift, or just a little something for yourself, they offer a great product at a great price, and have LOTS of awesome sales going on right now! You won't want to miss them!    

And now, on to the best part... They have allowed me to host a giveaway so one of you can enjoy such a great product too! Please allow the Rafflecopter a moment to load, and happy entering! (Also please note, that I am hosting this giveaway for my fans. Please be sure to like my page HERE and add me to your interests to see my upcoming reviews and giveaways! ALSO, head over HERE to follow Vinyl Disorder on Facebook and catch their great deals! Thank you!)
a Rafflecopter giveaway I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.