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November 16, 2018

Holiday Gifts from Crayola


I've been a big fan of Crayola products ever since I was a kid, so I was thrilled to take part in this year's holiday campaign with Crayola. 

My kids had a chance to try out 2 of their hot holiday gift items.  Now, I'm an artist at heart, so I am thrilled that my kids enjoy art and creating as much as I do. We can spend hours coloring or doing crafts, so I knew they would love these Crayola items.

First they tried the ultimate light board. It allows kids to draw or trace on a clear board with special "glow" markers, turn the lights off, and see their creation glow. They loved being able to trace their favorite cartoon characters or draw silly robots and bring them to life when the lights went out.


The second item was the color chemistry lab set. We've had tons of fun with this. We've made multiple volcanoes (first with fizzy tabs and water, secondly with vinegar and baking soda), painted pictures with saltwater, watched wooden pencils "bend" in a cup of water and much much more. These gifts encourage the imagination and provide hours of fun! Check out some of their gifts below:

Color Chemistry Lab Set: http://bit.ly/2OqvQHlColorChemistry
Silly Scents Sticker Maker: http://bit.ly/2OXxrl4StickerMaker

Many thanks to Crayola for the chance to try out these amazing holiday gifts!!!



November 01, 2018

Giveaway: Holy Roar - Chris Tomlin

This album is a bit slower in pace, but it's very relaxing and calming. If you're looking for a super upbeat album, this may not be for you, but if you are looking for an album to soothe your soul, check it out! My favorite song is #8 Is He Worthy.

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

WIN IT: One reader will win this CD for themselves!

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October 31, 2018

The Field Toy (great gift idea!)


What is "THE FIELD"?
Created in Ireland, the Field toy helps inspire real world, screen-free, and imaginative play. This must-have field toy is free of batteries and features lush green grass, hedging, traditional wooden farm gates, farm animals, a tractor, and more! Creative play is proven to have intellectual, emotional and social benefits, and The Field toy is the perfect way to help boys and girls ages 3+ get away from the screens and use their own ingenuity to develop a farm world right in front of their eyes. Available in either 26” x 17” or 12” x 17”.


My thoughts:
When this arrived my kids were literally jumping with joy, and so was I. When my kids get excited about non-electronic toys and games I am one happy momma. In today's society so much revolves around screens, so I love toys that make my kids want to step away from that and use their imagination. My oldest son loves animals so he loved creating a farm, making a corral for his animals, and "mowing" the grass with his little tractor. My daughter was happy join in the fun! My two year old son was also intrigued by this faux grass toy. He just wanted to touch it. :)




Purchase:


Many thanks to HC PR for the opportunity to try this out and use our imagination!!!

October 15, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Smile Brilliant!

Who doesn't want a whiter smile? I've teamed up with Smile Brilliant! to bring you this giveaway. One of my readers or viewers (if you found my via youtube), will win this teeth whitening kit!!!



Head on over and see details on how to enter in the video below:



September 18, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Fandango Giftcard



ABOUT Little Women:

Sisters—and dreams—are unique in their ability to inspire, encourage and change the world. For 150 years, Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women has motivated women of all ages to dream together and celebrate family. Coming to theaters for the first time, a modern retelling of LITTLE WOMEN brings a new generation together with their mothers, sisters and friends.
From girls playing in the attic to women living with purpose, the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—are committed to always supporting each other. Yet, growing up sometimes means growing apart. An aspiring writer, Jo leaves for New York determined to publish a novel. In the wake of rejected draft upon draft, her editor challenges Jo to write about something more interesting—her family. When tragedy brings the sisters back home, sticking together takes on new meaning. As Jo comforts her sick sister, Beth asks for one thing: a story. Jo knows the perfect one … by heart.

Coming to Theaters Nationwide on Friday, 9/28/18!!!
Watch the Trailer Here:


WIN: $25 Fandango Giftcard!!!

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September 17, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Healed by Grace DVD




ABOUT

Jesse is approaching her 15th birthday and the only gift she desires is a horse. Unbeknownst to Jesse, her mother Brandy is in the throes of a cancer diagnosis which has Jesse’s father jumping through unexpected obstacles.  He signs Jesse up for summer camp, but when summer camp falls through he decides to have her stay with her estranged grandfather, an old gruff horse trainer named Gauff. Gauff, still recovering from the death of a special horse named Grace, now faces the challenges of teen negotiation. Gauff finds he must swallow his pride and ask his daughter Brandy for forgiveness.  A humorous and inspiring story of how God’s grace works in mysterious ways.

I personally love a good animal movie that will move me to tears, and this was no exception.
Available on DVD on Sep. 18
Watch a clip here:

WIN IT: HEALED BY GRACE combo pack

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July 04, 2018

Thank A Teacher


Create and upload a teacher thank-you for a chance to win a $10,000 classroom makeover, $1,000 for you and your teacher and even have your thank-you note featured on a box of Crayola crayons!

Here's our thank-you to our favorite teacher....dad [also an educator by profession] :)


Ten grand prize packs will be awarded, inclusive of:
  • $10,000 classroom makeover for the teacher
  • One year supply of Crayola products for the school
  • $1,000 scholarship for the student
  • $1,000 gift card for both the teacher and school 
  • Free CreatEd seminar for the school
In addition to the grand prizes, one lucky entrant will have his or her thank you note featured on a special pack of Crayola crayons this holiday. In addition, a weekly sweepstakes will run concurrently with the contest, offering entrants a chance to win $500 gift cards for themselves and their teachers.  The contest and sweepstakes will run through August 25, 2018.

For official rules, visit www.Crayola.com/ThankATeacher

May 23, 2018

Bargain Shopping

As many of you know, I love a good bargain or a good deal. I am often searching through dollar stores, thrift stores, yard sales and drugstores looking for the newest and greatest deals. Sometimes it's the purse I can't live without, or the cosmetic item that's all the rage and I found it "almost free," but most of the time it's an article of clothing that I found for such a good deal I could not pass it up, or else it would haunt me. Do you know what I'm talking about?

I recently learned about a site called Apparel candy. This site carries fragrences, wholesale shade sunglasses, clothing, accessories and purses. All of my favorite things in one place! It's a site that in bulk (as in 6 in a lot etc) OR individually for steep discounts. The perfumes are around $6 individually or $3 if you buy more than 6. They have tops for $7, sweaters for $12 etc. I especially liked this loose-fit poncho/wrap that I stumbled across while browsing the site. They have wallets, clutches, mini backpacks, purses, fanny packs and more. The wholesale shades are divided up into style and if they are polarized or not. Find exactly what you want, no guessing! No matter your style, I think you could find something to suit your tastes!

They also have categories if you're looking for deals, made in the USA, plus size, best sellers etc, so it's easy to locate just what you're searching for. Some sites make it confusing to find what you are looking for, but this was simple.

Another thing that I liked is that there is a pop up coupon notification, and once you click on it, it offers you a discount depending on the number of social actions you do. For example, if you like them on facebook it's 3% off, if you like on FB and follow on Twitter they'll give you 5% off, and for three social follows/shares you get 7% off. So their prices are low to begin with, and then they offer a steeper discount on top of that. JACKPOT!

Happy Shopping ;-).

March 21, 2018

GIVEAWAY: Gray Felt Letter Board

I don't know about those of you reading this, but I've been on the hunt for one of those felt letter boards, but all I could find was black. I don't use black anywhere in my house except the office (which let's admit it, thats my husband's room to use as he chooses), so black just wouldn't do. I was thrilled when I came across this gray felt letter board on amazon! Let me tell you a little bit about their product:

They use only the best quality materials to the highest quality standards, including sturdy wood frame and elegant gray felt board, suitable for any office or home decor. They are ready to be hung on a wall or surface, so they could be used to advertise sales in a shop, menu in a restaurant etc. It's great for all occasions - daily use, wedding, holiday, anniversaries and more. Add your favorite quote or verse to personalize any space. The other thing that's nice is that it comes with 2 canvas bags to keep apart the letters from the numbers and signs. And Finally, they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so what's to lose?

Want to try it for yourself? The creators generously gave me THREE 50% off codes to offer as giveaway prizes!

WIN IT: 50% off code for this felt letter board (3 winners!)

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March 16, 2018

Thompson Tees

My husband writes...

I have been suffering from hyperhidrosis since I was in middle school. Over the years I have tried dozens of deodorants, taken medication, had Botox injections, and even had surgery to decrease my sweating. After all of those interventions, I still sweat. Living with hyperhidrosis has really affected my lifestyle over the years, to the point where I would isolate myself in order to hide my sweat stains. When I heard about Thompson Tee, I was of course skeptical, but I knew I had nothing to lose. After approximately one month of wearing the Thomson Tee undershirts, I am 100% in awe of this technology. I have worn my undershirts on days where I was exerting myself a lot at work and guess what...there were no sweat stains. I kid you not. When I got home I took off my sweater, which was dry. My undershirt was slightly damp in the underarms; however, it never made its way on to the fabric of my sweater. I have washed them with no problems and they have held up well. I had the chance to wear the slim fit and the original fit. My preference was the slim fit. I liked the way it hugged my body and was a little more discrete as opposed to the original fit. I would love to see Thompson Tee develop an undershirt with the Hydro-Shield in the back of the shirt as well. After my surgery a few years ago, some of my sweating moved from my underarms to my back. 

Overall, I give this company 5 out of 5 stars. They have developed a great product and it actually works. I promise you it is worth your money. It will boost your self-confidence and give you the freedom to wear clothes you would never think of wearing. It will actually save you money in the long run by not ruining expensive shirts. 

To learn more visit their website: www.thompsontee.com

March 13, 2018

GIVEAWAY - PAUL: Apostle of Christ

About:
PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST is the story of two men. Luke, as a friend and physician, risks his life when he ventures into the city of Rome to visit Paul, who is held captive in Nero’s darkest, bleakest prison cell. But Nero is determined to rid Rome of Christians, and does not flinch from executing them in the grisliest ways possible. Before Paul’s death sentence can be enacted, Luke resolves to write another book, one that details the beginnings of “The Way” and the birth of what will come to be known as the church.
Bound in chains, Paul’s struggle is internal. He has survived so much—floggings, shipwreck, starvation, stoning, hunger and thirst, cold and exposure—yet as he waits for his appointment with death, he is haunted by the shadows of his past misdeeds. Alone in the dark, he wonders if he has been forgotten . . . and if he has the strength to finish well.
Two men struggle against a determined emperor and the frailties of the human spirit in order to live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ and spread their message to the world.
Watch the Trailer here:

My thoughts:
From just watching the trailer and other clips available on the LEV3L site, this looks like a very well done movie. It is so realistic, informative and entertaining. I think this moving would pull me in within the first minute. Sometimes Christian films can be cheesy and predictable, but this one looks intense, dramatic and real! It shows the characters as real people with imperfections, real struggles, real emotions. As mentioned in a clip, people aren't born with halos; we're all human, just as Paul was!
Release date: 3/23/18

WIN IT: 2 FREE Fandango discount codes (i.e. free movie tickets), redeemable for PAUL, APOSTLE OF CHRIST


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