Our Week 5 Giveaways: Campomaggi and Dionigi

This week will be our last week of celebrations, meaning this is the last giveaway we will be holding! Week 5′s giveaway is featuring a Campomaggi tablet case and a Dionigi iPad/tablet bag! As usual, we will be announcing and contacting the winners the following Wednesday so you all will have plenty of time to submit as many entries as you possibly can to win! Again, this is our last week of celebrations, so let’s finish it off with a bang! Before we start the Week 5 Giveaways, let’s see who our winners from Week 4 are!

The winners of the Week 4 Giveaways are:

Grigore D. for a Vitendino Silver Wall Hook

Lindsay M. for a Libro CD Case, color of her choice

Congratulations! We will be contacting you shortly!

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MATTIA Brushed Leather Tablet Case by Campomaggi

One lucky winner will be selected to win the MATTIA Brushed Leather Tablet Case in Black!

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FRECCIA Leather iPad Bag by Dionigi

And the second lucky winner will get a chance to win a FRECCIA iPad bag in ESPRESSO!

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Week 5

We are down to Week 5–the final week–of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! The #2 bestsellers are amazing and definitely something you won’t want to miss out on. Check out our Celebrations Page for 10% off of our #2 bestselling items of all time! This offer is good through Wednesday, October 30, 2013, Midnight Pacific Time. Come grab yours before it’s too late!

 

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LIRA Italian Leather Wallet with ID Window by Dionigi

 

We will be announcing the #1 bestsellers of all time on Thursday, so please check back!

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Day 24

Day 24 already? That means next week will be our last week of celebrations! Today is a day to celebrate our #3 bestselling items with a 10% discount. I would not miss out on this if I were you. Check out our Celebrations Page for the list of #3 bestsellers! This offer is good through Friday, October 25, 2013, Midnight Pacific Time. Hurry and grab yours before things start selling out!

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#3, COLOMBO by Campomaggi

Next Tuesday, we will be announcing the #2 bestsellers! Stay tuned!

 

Our Week 4 Giveaways: Antartidee and Gianni

Week 4 Giveaways have arrived and the prizes are amazing this week! We are giving away a unique wall hook by Antartidee and the ever popular Libro CD case by Gianni! You all have a week to enter the giveaway and earn as many entries as you can to win one of these great prizes. We will be announcing the winners next Wednesday and posting the Week 5 giveaways. Next week–week 5–will be the last week of our Ten Year Celebration so don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a prize or two.

The winners of the Week 3 Giveaways are:

Crystal D. for a Paua Chunky Segmented Ring, size of her choice

Jane T. for a Volare Passport Cover, color of her choice

CONGRATULATIONS! We will contact you shortly!!

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If you are the lucky winner of this awesome wall hook, this is exactly what you would get; a silver screw wall hook!

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The winner of the LIBRO leather CD case will get to choose the color of their choice!

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Week 4

As we are winding down to the last two weeks of October, our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration is coming to a close. Sale items and giveaway prizes are getting better so keep checking back or else you’ll miss out! Today we are featuring our #4 bestselling items on our Celebration Page. The offer is good through Wednesday October 23, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time.

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#4, Anello Leather Key Case by Dionigi

We will be starting the Week 4 Giveaways tomorrow and announcing the #3 bestsellers on Thursday! Check back for more!

It Turns Out I Was Completely Wrong

Back in September, even with the government shutdown looming, I was sure that the economy was picking up thanks to a string of low jobless claims numbers, the fed taper delay, and the resulting drop in mortgage interest rates spurring, in my opinion, renewed vigor in the housing market.

The release of a dismal employment report made me realize that the way I reach forecasting conclusions is simply wrong. So where did I go wrong? Is it as simple as admitting that I failed to take into account the magnitude of the damage caused by the shutdown? That’s probably it as it did cause consumer confidence to drop. Since the situation in Washington is not going to change at least until the next election, I can count on two headwinds: austerity and bickering. That might actually be a good thing: perhaps if we prevent a real recovery from taking hold we also prevent the next recession from brewing too soon and I can look forward to a few more years like this. That’s certainly better than 2009, but I do keep my eyes on household formation. Where are those new families living? Isn’t there huge pent-up demand for housing construction?

Campomaggi on Enjoyment and Excitement

The third and fourth e-mails by Campomaggi about life as a journey explore what has motivated him to do what he does and hints at the feelings that should be evoked by his products. The two key words are “piacere” and “emozione”, two words that are hard to translate because they point to feelings that have a wide continuum of possibilities.

Piacere means pleasure but I translated it with the more subtle enjoyment, which is a more lasting feeling. Consider that Marco started working with leather when he was extremely young. I think that it is a safe bet to say that he has always enjoyed it. He goes on to say that the work of our hands (he refers to cooking) is what we enjoy to consume the most because it is the result of many attempts at achieving perfection and every attempt is a little bit unique.

Emozione means emotion but a better translation is excitement as it relates to experiencing feelings. Marco says that it is when we are capable of experiencing feelings that we can get excited and in order to get excited we need to make choices that are dictated by our personality and experiences.

When you are choosing a Campomaggi bag, keep this in mind. Which bag speaks to what excites you? It seems that Campomaggi has really tried to feel every emotion and there is a Campomaggi bag for everyone. If you are shopping for a Campomaggi bag, you have to spend considerable time with the few that rise at the top–just as we say on our home page: get to know it first.

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Day 17

Today, we are down to our #5 bestselling items of all time! As we get closer to the #1 bestsellers, the items that are offered at a 10% discount will be get better and better! Don’t forget to check out the weekly giveaways that we are offering every Wednesday. The prizes are still building up to a big one at the end of the month! To see what the #5 bestsellers are, visit our Celebration Page for the 10% off coupon code on the items listed! This offer will be good through Friday, October 18, 2013 at Midnight Pacific Time. Don’t miss out!

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SOLDO Italian Leather Passcase Wallet by Giudi

Keep an eye out for the #4 bestsellers next Tuesday and the Week 4 Giveaways next Wednesday!

Our Week 3 Giveaways: Giudi and Sara & Blair

We have kicked off Week 3 with our #6 bestselling items yesterday. That means the Week 3 Giveaways have finally arrived! We will be announcing the winners of the Week 3 Giveaways next Wednesday and post the Week 4 Giveaways! As the weeks go by, the stakes will be higher and the prizes will get better! Keep checking back if you want a chance to win something BIG!

The winners of the Week 2 Giveaways are:

Victor N.  for a Kazari ornament of his choice

Kirsten E. for a Rosa ring of her choice

CONGRATULATIONS! We will contact you shortly!!

Now for the Week 3 Giveaway…

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VOLARE Passport Cover by Giudi

 

If you are selected as the winner of a VOLARE Passport Cover, you get to select the color of your choice!

 

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Paua Chunky Segmented Ring

 

If you are selected as the winner of a Paua Chunky Segmented Ring, you get the size of your choice!

Ten Year Anniversary Celebration: Week 3

Wow, we are already on Week 3 of our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration! Time sure goes by fast when there is so much going on! Today, we are featuring the #6 bestselling items. Head on over to our Celebration Page for the selection of products that made it to the #6 spot! Remember, the 10% off coupon code is only available for a limited time. The offer ends on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 Midnight Pacific Time.

Tomorrow, we will be announcing the Week 3 Giveaway items! Stay tuned for more!

 

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#6, Nobile by Campomaggi