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Review & Giveaway: Gifts & Goodies from Zazzle #zazzlemade

If you’ve been following Alphabet Salad for awhile you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of Zazzle. Their amazingly diverse selection of gifts and goodies, and the ability to add your own personal customizations to each of their products, made the site a perfect choice for my Ten Thousand Tangles shop. So of course I was thrilled when a representative from Zazzle invited me to try out some of their gifts for myself, and then share my experience with you.

Yes, please!

Since the days have been getting shorter and colder, staying inside my warm house sounds like a really good idea… so I knew right away that I wanted to see what Zazzle could offer to make the winter months cozy and cheerful.

As I browsed Zazzle’s selection of fleece blankets I fell in love with this one, first for its beautiful winter pattern in all my favourite colours, then all over again when I received it and found out just how very soft and comfy it is. It is seriously luxurious, and I can’t stop petting it!

I know I’ll be spending a lot of time this winter with a good book and my new cozy blanket (and most likely a cat or two). Sheer bliss!

Once I’d found my blanket I moved on to Zazzle’s extensive collection of pillows, and once again fell in love. The adorable throw pillow I chose was already a great match to the blanket, but what made it perfect for me was the ability to customize the cover. I decided on a beautiful shade of cheery burgundy, which looks fabulous alongside my fleece blanket.

Here’s one side…

…and here’s the other.

Isn’t it pretty? And as an added bonus, there’s a well-hidden (very subtle) zipper that enables you to remove the cover and toss it in the washing machine… which is particularly handy in case of spills (or if, like me, you share your home with a couple of long-haired cats!).

Finally, to make my “cozy up for winter” package complete, I selected a jumbo mug that’s perfect for hot chocolate (hey, it says so right on the side!) topped with a sprinkling of mini marshmallows.

Once again I was able to decide on my own customizations, and (of course!) I chose my favourite burgundy for the rim and handle of the mug. I love how it turned out.

So now, thanks to Zazzle, I am all set for whatever winter has in store for us. Let it snow! If you need me, I’ll be curled up with my warm fleece blanket and soft throw pillow, sipping hot chocolate from my jumbo mug, comfy and cosy and not in any particular hurry for spring to arrive.

Memories made by you at Zazzle

Memories made by you at Zazzle

P.S.

Guess what, US and Canadian readers? Zazzle is offering you the opportunity to win a $25 gift certificate to spend on their site! Whether you’re dreaming of some cozy winter goodies for yourself, or would like to select a gift for someone else – or hey, maybe even do some shopping at Ten Thousand Tangles! – I invite you to enter the giveaway, and wish you best of luck!

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Disclaimer: I received these products for free to review; however, all opinions are completely my own.

NaBloPoMo December 2014

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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