CONTEST: What is this bird saying? (with prizes!)

This contest will be reinstated at a future date with new prizes – stay tuned!

Chattering Sparrow by Seas Reflecting Starlight

What is this talkative little bird saying?  You decide!  Post suggestions in the comments for a chance to win one of four $5 OFF coupons from Zazzle!**  Three coupons will go to the winners of the speech bubble contest, and one coupon will go to the link contest (see rules below).

This photo of a House Sparrow was taken in Kona, Hawai’i.  House Sparrows are not endemic to Hawai’i, but arrived from New Zealand in the mid-1800s.  Now they are very common on all eight of the main Hawaiian Islands.

This contest also introduces my newest Zazzle store: Glimmering Glade!  More photos of cute animals and other denizens of the glade coming soon!


  • You may enter as many times as you like before the contest closes on January 23rd at 11:59 PM HST.
  • Keep all entries PG.  Comments are moderated, and offensive or inappropriate content will be deleted.
  • Unfortunately, the coupons are only valid on and might not work for people who live outside the US (sorry!)
  • Include a valid email in the comment form in the spot provided (NOT in the comment itself).  Emails will not be used for anything except to deliver the coupons to the winners. 
  • Entries without valid emails are not eligible to win.  If an email to a winner bounces, the coupon will be sent to the next runner-up.  I am not responsible for lost coupons due to incorrectly-supplied emails or full inboxes, and such coupons will not be replaced.  However if the error is mine, the coupon will be replaced.
  • Can’t think of anything witty to say?  Post a link from your blog back to this post for a chance to win one of the coupons!  Winner of the link portion of contest (1/4 coupons) will be chosen at random.  If your blog is on then your email will be included in the pingback, otherwise please leave a comment with a link to your post.
  • Winners will be announced by a follow-up post on January 24th – subscribe for updates!
  • Winners will receive their discount code individually by email, also on January 24th.  Check your email promptly, because coupons will expire soon!

**$5 OFF coupons valid at any Zazzle store, including my Inner Bodhisattva and Glimmering Glade stores, and apply to orders for all Zazzle products of $25 or more, excluding gift certificates. Enter promo code at checkout to receive the discount. Discount does not apply to shipping and handling charges or taxes. Any remaining value will not be refunded. Promo code may only be used once. Valid through 1/25/2013. Offer valid on only.


Review of My Zazzle Mugs

How will you serve your cocoa this season?

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Aloha!  During a recent 40% off mugs sale on Zazzle, I bought a few holiday gifts for my family and friends, with my own photography from my Zazzle store on the mugs.  I was extremely impressed with how beautiful the mugs turned out to be – the quality was even better than I expected.  The photos were all rendered in exquisite high resolution, and were set off nicely by the shimmer of the high gloss finish.

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Up to 65% off Art on Zazzle

2-Day Massive Sale on art at my Inner Bodhisattva art store on Zazzle,using the code: CONQUERLISTS

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40% Off Zazzle Shirts – First Come Basis!

A combination of two discount codes will give one lucky person 40% off their custom Zazzle shirts!

I have a unique one-time-use code for 20% Off Shirts that I decided to offer as a gift to my readers.  The first person to use the code gets it.  Please use my referral link (costs you nothing!), and feel free to check out the shirts and other products in my Zazzle store.  The code can be used to buy any shirts on Zazzle, not just the ones in my store. Most shirts can customized, and you can buy as many as you want (in a single order) with these codes.  Finish your holiday shopping early!

ONE-TIME USE CODE: BEKCNTOHWGWNKEKSDEFC  (Valid through: 11/27/2012 4 AM PST; 20% off all shirt orders except screen-printed shirts)

AND through Monday this additional code will give you another 20% off your shirt order:  60ZCYBERSALE

ETA: As of Sunday afternoon, these codes are still valid and available.