Fab Freebie: Olympic Color

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Paint a smile on your faces people, because that’s what we’re giving away this week! Paint, that is, not smiles (though hopefully smiles sort of come along with getting a prize, right?). This week we’re giving away a room full of paint from Olympic (that means 2 gallons of Olympic Premium Interior Paint and 1 gallon of primer) to THREE people. Woo hoo! We love this stuff because now no matter what color you get mixed, it’s still 100% VOC-free. Can’t beat that, right? And that’s exactly why we used it in our bathroom remodel earlier this year. Plus, Olympic just launched a new, free desktop application called ColorClix to help inspire your perfect palette.

Once downloaded, the little ColorClix box invites you to click anywhere on your desktop – a photo, a video, an icon, whatever – and syncs that color with one in the Olympic catalog. Like if I wanted to build a room around the adorable picture of a snoozing chihuahua I’d just have to click anywhere on his fur to get an Olympic paint color (apparently Burger’s eyebrow is “Stony Creek”). It also displays the rest of the colors on the virtual swatch as well as recommended complimentary colors.

The program also lets you save all of your inspiration colors in projects sorted by room and then you can use those saved projects to virtually paint rooms on You know, if you really wanted to go as far as to let your dog’s coloring determine the coloring of your walls.

So go have some fun playing with ColorClix and check out the rest of this week’s details:

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Bamboo-tiful: Freebie Winner!

Like many of you (who mentioned it during this week’s giveaway from Smock Paper) Sherry and I are both notebook jotters as well. I’ve got a plain medium sized spiral notebook next to my computer at all times and Sherry keeps lists and reminders on everything from her desk calendar and random sheets of paper to magazine pages and a small notebook that fits in her purse. Clearly both of us could benefit from the beautifully designed and sustainably printed wares of Smock Paper.

Of course one of you will be getting $100 worth of products from Smock Paper. And that lucky person, according to the note that slipped us, is… Jill (who keeps pads just about every place imaginable since her 3 kids are known to walk off with them). Congrats! Do you have your eye on anything in particular yet?

And to everyone who didn’t win this time, stay tuned. Monday may be Labor Day but that doesn’t mean our prizes will be on vacation. In fact we’ve got a giveaway of Olympic proportions (yes, that’s a clue).

See our Giveaway FAQs page for more info. Pics from Smock Paper.