Food For Thought. A Week of Culinary Interviews Begins with Our Launch Party Winners and One More Giveaway!

Our giveaway party may be over, but our project keeps rolling on. Talking to people, asking questions, and collecting stories, is becoming a part of our everyday lives. The new website is just one small change in a process that for us seems to be ever evolving. It starts with a thought. A single stroke of inspiration; an idea, a word, a commercial on t.v., a holiday, a story on the news, the suggestion of a friend…”I wonder what people would think about that?” And a topic, a theme is born. Most people want to tell their stories. Most people want to be heard. And for most people, it’s human nature to want to listen. We’re betting on the idea that if we can get people talking, you’ll be willing to listen.
This past week we wanted to reward you for sticking with us through the move, or for checking in for the first time, or sharing us with a friend. And your responses were great. And today we have the winners of all of our giveaways! We’ll post these on our Facebook as well, and we’ll reach out with the contact information provided. And the winners are… The winner of the session with Reiki Master, Heather Olsen is… Melanie Musicant. The winner of the $200 photo session with SNAP Photography is… Lauren Kusznir. The winner of the $25 iTunes gift card is… Patricia Kunkle. The winner of the air duct and vent cleaning service (value at $145) is… Ashley Kolpak. The winner of the subscription to Philadelphia Magazine is… Caroline Conway. The winner of the personalized hand-stamped bracelet is… Beth Palmerchuck. Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for visiting and entering! All of our winners were drawn by Rafflecopter and by Random dot org.

Please be sure to check out all of fabulous prize sponsors by clicking the SPONSORS link on our home page! This information will be on our Facebook page as well. All entrants have 48 hours from contact to claim their prize before an alternate winner is selected. And just because we can’t stop the party… We’re cooking up some great stuff for you this week. And speaking of cooking up stuff…. we’ve got still one more giveaway for you! Check it out: We’re giving away a copy of Roadfood: The Coast-to-Coast Guide to 900 of the Best Barbecue Joints, Lobster Shacks, Ice Cream Parlors, Highway Diners, and Much, Much More.

roadfoodNow it’s in 9th edition, this very cool book is a must have guide to the most one-of-a-kind dining establishments from coast to coast. It’s got something for everyone from Maine to Monterey. And all you have to do to be entered to win this copy is to leave a comment below and tell us what’s your favorite kind of food and your favorite place to eat it! Stuck on seafood? Mad about Mexican? Let us know. And if you know of a great, little known spot anywhere across this great big country, let us know that too! The contest will stay open until we can’t take another bite… or Sunday at 6 p.m., whichever comes first. So, start commenting and good luck to you. We hope you’ll enjoy all we have to offer this week. So, let’s get cooking!

Relaunch Party Day 7: It’s Almost Over. Last Giveaway Before the Official Launch Tomorrow!

RelaunchPartyNEWWe’ve had a wonderful week of giveaways and of introducing you to our new site. We hope you are finding your way around okay. If you haven’t entered into our previous giveaways, today is your absolutely last LAST CHANCE! We’ll be selecting the winners of ALL of our giveaways at midnight tonight, so hurry! The winners will all be notified once every winner has been chosen. You can enter to win them all:

A session with Reiki Master Practitioner, Heather Olsen- Valued at $60 here.

A $200 Professional session with Kate Clarke of SNAP Photography here.

A $25 iTunes gift card sponsored by Dirt Devils, LLC Cleaning Co. here.

A $145 service package from Scott’s Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning here.

A one (1) year subscription to Philadelphia Magazine here.

And today’s giveaway is most definitely a favorite…handstampeda custom hand stamped aluminum cuff skinny bangle bracelet from Stamped Expressions! Of course ours would say The One Unified Project… but yours can say anything you want it to! Your name, your kids names, a favorite quote or song lyric…you name it- if it fits, it can be hand stamped. Hand stamped jewelry has been a huge trend for the last few years and shows no sign of going away. Just make sure you enterstamped quickly… our last giveaway ends tonight! This one would make a nice birthday or Mother’s Day gift too!

To enter, go over to our Facebook page and “like’ us. Then enter your name in the comments section below so we can verify your entry. And boom! You are entered. SO easy! Already like us on Facebook? Well, leave your name in the comments below for that too! And maybe tell a friend about the contest. Consider that an entry on us.
(You must be a new or current follower of our Facebook page AND leave your name in the comments section below so we can verify your entry in order to win this one.)

Good luck on this and on ALL of our giveaways! The next time we see you, we’ll have all of our winners selected. Stay with us, because even though our launch party is ending, our new site, The One Unified Project will be officially open for business!

Thank you all for joining the party. See you soon and good luck!

Relaunch Party Giveaway Day 6: A Tribute to Our Roots.

RelaunchPartyNEWAnother day, another giveaway!
Our new site is here! And despite some technical and design changes, a little expansion, and a whole lot of new ideas, we still have the same mission. We ask questions and we get answers from a variety of people in a variety of circumstances. It’s the key to understanding our similarities and accepting and learning from our differences.
While we hope that with our new site, and our new reach, we will be able to obtain a broader scope for our vision, we have no intentions of forgetting where the site, and its staff, got our start.

phillymagWe come from Philadelphia. Most (though not all) of the people who have been a part of our project thus far have been Philly born, Philly based, or somehow have other ties to the area. No matter where our project takes us, we’re taking our city, our home, with us. So what better way to celebrate the next to last day of our relaunch party then to pay homage to our roots?

Simply take our survey AND leave your name in the comments section so we know who you are and you’ll be entered to win a one year subscription to Philadelphia magazine! If you’re from our fair city, it will keep you in touch with everything Philly, and if not, you’ll enjoy reading about the culture, history, lifestyle, and people of the city of brotherly love. But hurry! Remember all of our giveaways end when the blog party is over! If you haven’t been following along, it all ends on Sunday, March 1st at midnight! That’s tomorrow! ALL of our winners will be announced Monday on our site, and on our Facebook page, so be sure to drop by and like us if you haven’t yet!

Relaunch Party Giveaway Day 5: Sponsored by Scott’s Air Duct and Dryer Vent Cleaning.

This party keeps rolling on. RelaunchPartyNEWWe hope you are loving the new site. We think it is easier to navigate, cleaner, brighter, and more organized than before. And we just love our new custom-made header on the front page. Perhaps you might even see a few familiar faces there, as it is all people whom we have featured on previous occasions.

We’re having such a good time sharing all of these giveaways with you! We hope you’ve entered to win them all. We hate to see it come to an end this weekend, but we are really excited to find out who is getting all of the prizes we’ve offered this week.

And now that we have you here, we are anxious to get back to all of the amazing people we are fortunate enough to talk to each and every day. And we’ll do just that when our party comes to an end this Sunday night. But in the meantime, we’ve still got a couple more giveaways up our sleeves as well as a message from the most recent of our generous sponsors:

Did you know that your dryer exhaust line is a fire hazard and can pose a serious risk to you and your family? According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, there are an estimated annual 15,500 fires, 10 deaths, and 310 injuries due to dryer exhaust duct fires.
That is why we are so pleased to offer our next prize… because we want to keep our readers and their families safe and sound this winter and beyond.

The winner of this giveaway will receive a complete dryer vent cleaning package that includes the length of the exhaust line (from the point of the dryer to the point of exit), to ensure proper air flow. It also includes the cleaning of your dryer’s internal lint trap including the motor and heating elements. TheGiveawayDryerVent value of this package is $145.00! (Yes, this is another one for our local pals. But distant friends, we’ve got you covered tomorrow- promise.)

And entering could not be easier. Just click on the Rafflecopter giveaway link below. And be sure to check out our sponsor’s website for vent and air duct cleaning services that remove dust, bacteria, mold, and pet hair, reduce high energy bills, and can help provide relief for allergy sufferers.


We’ll see you all back here tomorrow for Day 6 of our Giveaway Relaunch Party!

Relaunch Party Giveaway Day 3: Sponsored by Kate Clarke and SNAP Photography.

We’re settling nicely into our new home and ourRelaunchPartyNEW
relaunch giveaway party keeps rolling along.

Today we’re happy to give you the opportunity to enter to win an amazing photography package from sponsor, Kate Clarke of SNAP Photography.
The winner will receive a professional photo session that includes all sitting fees, proofs, editing, 1 11×14 print, 2 8×10 prints, and 4 5×7 prints. An amazing prize package valued at $200!
This one is only open to locals folks! (Philly metro/5 county area) But don’t despair visitors from afar, you have the rest of the week to get in on the action as the giveaway party continues all week long.

So, how do we win you’re asking?
Simple… just follow the directions on the entry form below. Remember, the more you enter, the more likely you are to win. Don’t forget to read the official rules, just in case. And thank you again, so much, for supporting this project and checking out our new home.



Relaunch Party Giveaway Day 2: Sponsored by Reiki Master Practitioner, Heather Olsen.

It’s been an incredible 5(ish) month trial period with this projectRelaunchPartyNEW. It continues to grow and evolve every day. Now that we know what we’re doing (we use that term loosely of course), we are so excited to bring you even more here in our new space.

We have so enjoyed talking to people. Friends, strangers, young and old, men and women, all races, all religions, all ethnicities, all backgrounds. We love taking an idea, a topic, and using it as a starting point. A way to engage people in conversation, to learn about them. And as we do this, we find that our mission to connect people, and to connect WITH people, is a meaningful one, a purposeful one.
The support and feedback of our readers and followers has helped us stay focused and connected to our goals. And once again we want your feedback and input.
So check out our poll at the end of this post. Complete your entry AND leave us your name in the comments section. Then, if you haven’t already, go and LIKE our Facebook page and you’ll be entered to win our next prize, a full energy healing session and reading with Heather Olsen, Reiki Master Practitioner, Healing Energy and Angelic Therapy Practitioner, Medium, Angel Card Reader, Licensed Massage Therapist, NCTMB, and Esthetician.

One winner chosen at random from all poll-takers will win a session valued at $60.
Check it out:

Come in and connect with deceased loved ones, experience a full energy healing session and reading. I will tap into your past, present and future, removing negative energy and helping you release the things that are holding you back from moving forward. Allowing you to leave feeling lighter, balanced and more at peace. Session valued at $60.

You can check out more about Heather and this prize package here:

Now get to work!

*The fine print: You must leave your name  in the comments section after completing the poll question to be eligible for entry. Winners will be notified via our Facebook page. Not on Facebook (what are you waiting for?) you can email us your contact information at Winner must be able to travel to business location in Philadelphia.*

Welcome to the New Home of The One Unified Project!

RelaunchPartyNEWWelcome! We are so happy that you are here. If you’ve come over from our old site to join us for the relaunch of the new One Unified, now known as The One Unified Project, we are glad to have you back. If this is your first time here, we hope you will be hooked on our original concept and content. If you’re not familiar with how we came to be, you might want to start here. 

In the meantime, while we get ready to bring you more people, more photos, and more stories, we’re having a little party. The Grand Relaunch Celebration Party! We’re celebrating our new address and our new look. And it starts with the announcement of our Oscar Ballot Contest winner.

And the winner is…..Megan Shawver! It was a tough night with some upsets and unexpected victories, but with 10 correct categories, Megan wins!

Congratulations Megan! You won a $25.00 iTunes gift card. We will be in touch with you so that you can claim your prize.

And there’s more…
All this week we’ll be having a new giveaway every day. Be sure to check back and enter to win. And again, we are glad to have you here.