Saturday, November 25, 2017

The Emoji Movie Review! #EmojiMovie

Who doesn't love Emojis?! I do! They are so cute! But to think of them as having their own world and actually living in it! Now that's awesome! They live in a city called Textopolis. The "Meh" emoji has his first day on the job and he really messes it up. So they try to delete him! So he goes on a journey to save himself and he meets a few new friends along the way. Can he help save the emoji's and everything else from being deleted? Watch the movie to find out! The movie soundtrack is pretty cool too!

Click HERE to download some awesome Emoji Movie coloring pages and Pumpkin Stencils!

Disclosure: I received one copy of the Emoji Movie in exchange for my review post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The above opinions about the Emoji Movie are my own.

Addicted to Americana - Book Review! 2017 Airplanes and Dragonflies Christmas Gift Guide #ChristmasGiftGuide #HolidayGiftGuide

"Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style" is a great gift for most anyone. I am forty two years old, and old enough to remember many of photos in this book. I grew up in southern California and my family and I traveled a lot when I was a little girl. We did a lot of camping. My parents came to visit and I shared this book with them. They loved it so much that I let them take it home. Most of my childhood memories are wrapped up in the photos in this book.

About the book:
Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style.

Charles Phoenix is a showman, tour guide, food crafter, and author known for his live comedy slide-show performances, madcap test-kitchen videos, field-trip-style adventure tours, and colorful books. The self-proclaimed "vintage culture vulture" has appeared on Martha Stewart, The Queen Latifah Show and Cake Wars, been profiled in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and been a guest on NPR's The Splendid Table.

Check out some more photos below:

This used to be what Disneyland in Anaheim, CA's Teacups ride used to look like.

Disneyland took this ride out after some people decided to try to climb out, and if I remember right, someone fell to their death. The tracks are still there, but the ride is gone forever.

When we drove down Hwy.40 from Tennessee to California and back again, we saw at least one Dinosaur. Some of them still exist!

I actually remember playing on a slide similar to this one when I was little. Crazy how time flies!

My family and I used to frequent a Bob's Big Boy restaurant back in the late 70's and into the 80's. There are now only five locations left in California. Their hamburgers are so delicious! I loved their fresh salad bar in Downey, CA last time I was there.

The back cover of Addicted to Americana!

Purchase your copy today at your local book retailer or online!

Disclosure: I received one copy of Addicted to Americana in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Giveaway Winners!

Winners of the Macaron for hair travel brush is: T
ara Liebing and Crystal Rose!

Winner of the "Kidnap" movie is: Marilyn Nawara!

Saturday 11/25, Low Entry Giveaways!

"Snap Judgement" by Marcia Clark - book - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom *RC

Adored 365 Devotionals for Young Women - U.S. - Sharing Life's Moments *RC

Chef Gino’s Taste Test Challenge Cookbook for kids - U.S. - Creative K Kids *RC

WONDER movie Prize Pack (fidget spinner, lunch bag, bookmark, fish eye lens and a sky/star projector) - U.S. - Boyz Rule Our World

COMET TV November Prize Pack - U.S. - In Our Spare Time *RC

Wonder - book - U.S. - A Mom's Plans

Kutless CD ALPHA/OMEGA (11/26 @7am CST) - U.S. - a glimpse of our life *GT

Over 250 Entries:
Saving Christmas DVD (2 winners) - All 50 U.S. States - Making of a Mom *RC

$25 Target Giftcard - U.S. - Carolina Closeouts *FB *RC

Friday, November 24, 2017

Disney-Pixar's "COCO" and "Olaf's Frozen Adventure" - Now Playing in Theaters Everywhere! (Fun clips & Coloring Pages) #PixarCoco

Here are some clips from the movie "COCO":

“A Great, Great Rescue” clip:

“Not Like the Rest” clip:

“Anything to Declare?” clip:

And here is a hilarious clip from OLAF’S FROZEN ADVENTURE:

“That Time of Year” clip:

Click on the links below the images to Download a recipe, and some coloring and activity pages from Disney-Pixar's "Coco!"

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COCO is now playing in theatres everywhere!

Get Big Cash Back during the Swagbucks Black Friday Sale!

The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back at over 120 different stores all throughout Black Friday weekend. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more! 

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Friday 11/24, Low Entry Giveaways!

AllGlamRSkin TightenR (worth $76.50) (2 Winners) - All 50 U.S. States - Queen of Style *FB

ADORED 365-day devotional hardcover book for young women - U.S. - My WAHM Plan *RC

$100 shop credit to Green Orchyd - U.S. - Green Chic Life *IG

Zap Zap Math App (3 Winners) - All 50 U.S. States/Canada - Building Our Story *RC

Over 250 Entries:
I’m Not A Scaredy-Cat - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Emoji Movie DVD - U.S. - Thirty Something Supermom *GL

Beatnik Naturals Spiced Chai Body Scrub - Main 48 U.S. States - Pretty Simple Ideas *RC

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thursday 11/23, Low Entry Giveaways!

Kutless album Alpha/Omega CD - U.S. - The McClanahan 7 *RC

ALPHA/OMEGA CD by Kutless - Susan Heim on Parenting *RC

Kutless "ALPHA / OMEGA" CD - U.S. - Our Everyday Harvest *PS

Over 250 Entries:
Multiforce Prize Pack (2 Winners) - U.S. - Shore Savings with Patti *RC

Celebrity Fall BUMP BOY Gift Bag - U.S. - Gifting Experts *RC

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Wednesday 11/22, Low Entry Giveaways!

P. King Duckling Seize the Day DVD (3 winners) - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Caillou's Holiday Movie DVD (@10am CST) - U.S. - A Simple Life, Really *GT

ESV Illuminated Bible - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Despicable Me 3 Digital iTunes Code - All 50 U.S. States - Thrifty Jinxy *GL

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday 11/21, Low Entry Giveaways!

Brave Girls Confidential - book - U.S. - Bless Their Hearts Mom *GT

$25 to Olga’s Kitchen - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Treemote - All 50 U.S. States - Coupon with Cents *RC

Monday, November 20, 2017

Get up to $28 to try Gamefly for the Holidays!

Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an offer through Gamefly where you get 2500 SB (which is the equivalent of $25 in gift cards) for signing up. This is the perfect gift for the gamer in your life.

Gamefly allows you to rent games for lots of different consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PS3, PS4, etc, with no late fees ever. Members can also play 100’s of PC games for free! You can try it out for 2 months at a price of $10 AND get 2500 SB by using this link!

You must be Swagbucks member to take advantage of this offer. If you're not a member, you'll be prompted to sign up for Swagbucks first, which takes less than 30 seconds.

If you haven't tried Swagbucks yet, this is a great time to do it, since you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of December. That means you get $28 total (2800 SB) for spending $10 on a 2-month Gamefly subscription! This is one of several deals available on Swagbucks throughout the holidays, including double cash back shopping and more.

The Pre-Black Friday Holiday Sale!

As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbucks is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

All-new Trailer and Poster from A WRINKLE IN TIME! In theatres everywhere March 9th, 2018! #WrinkleInTime

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Adopt a "Reindeer in Here!" Your New Christmas Tradition! #ReindeerInHere

One day last week, we received a cardboard box by our front door that said this:

My two girls were super excited to open the box after the read the outside!

The past five years or so, the elves have over taken the market, along with their elf pets. But there's a NEW kid in town now, called "Reindeer in Here." It's cute in it's own way, cuddly, light weight, and my five year old found her new love.

The Reindeer in Here is similar to the Elf Pets, but it doesn't have any overly priced accessories such as coats, pajamas, and more! Same with the Elves. I can't find myself spending $10 to $15 or more on Elf clothing. I like this reindeer. I like the story inside the book, and that there's a place to put your Reindeer in Here's name. We named ours Charlie.

(Please don't mind the mess in the background, as my children are super creative and their paper, scissors, glue sticks, crayons, lap desks, and more are in our living room. They are making memories. I no matter clean it up, and in less than 24 hours, they take it all out again. They are eight and five.)

How It Works
In early December the Reindeer In Here book and plush “magically” arrive for your child, setting the stage for a new yearly Christmas tradition. It’s their FIRST gift of the holiday season from Santa — and it came early! As the parent surprises their child with this unexpected early Christmas present, they introduce them to the special “untold” story of the reindeer.

As the story unfolds, the child learns that many years ago Santa asked his reindeer for some help locating each child’s home. But this time, not only did Santa want help in finding  their homes, he also wanted to learn much more about each individual child and didn’t know the best way to do it.  One special little reindeer who was born with one antler smaller than the other and big blue eyes quickly suggested a way. The little reindeer said Santa should send some of his reindeer EARLY in the month of December to stay with the children so Santa could learn as much as possible about each child —where they live, what they like, what they don’t like, what they do each day, where they go, who their family is, and where Santa should leave presents on Christmas Eve. Then every night while the child sleeps with the reindeer next to him or her, the reindeer writes notes to Santa detailing their daily adventures.

From that moment on, the bond begins with the child and their reindeer as they uncover what they should do with it every day leading up to Christmas. After naming their own reindeer, the child is encouraged to show it around, taking it to a different place each day, both inside and out of the house so that when Santa comes on Christmas Eve, he knows as much as possible about the child, how good they’ve been and exactly where to deliver the presents.

On Christmas Eve, the child should put their reindeer under the tree so it can greet Santa.  After Santa finds the reindeer, it will go with him to guide his sleigh back to the North Pole until next year — when the child’s Christmas reindeer will return in early December to see his friend once more! This holiday tradition will unfold for many years to come as the child looks forward to that magical time of year when their very own special reindeer comes back to see them again!

About The Creator:
Adam Reed is the creator of the Reindeer in Here, and he's a Dad!

Adam Reed never had any intention of becoming a children’s book author. Before his daughter was born in 2015 and he became a dad, he had a dream. In it he heard a voice tell him two things: “write children’s books,” and the title of what would become his first book, BEE IN THE SEA.

BEE IN THE SEA was then published and has since gone on to be awarded three first place Royal Dragonfly Awards, including Best New Author, a first place Purple Dragonfly Award, and a finalist award in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It is currently available on Amazon.

After the success of BEE IN THE SEA, and about a month before his daughter turned one in January, Adam happened to be browsing in a store leading up to Christmas. He was looking for something to start creating holiday traditions with his family and only came across one option — an elf. As he looked at it and dug into the story he was taken aback by how creepy it looked, how intimidating the story was to children, and how stressful the “tradition” came to be for parents.

With that, he struck out to create a fresh NEW Christmas tradition not only for his family, but for children and families all over the world.  In doing so he vowed to take all the negatives of the elf, and turn them into positives, creating a magical story, an adorable plush, and a holiday brand that would bring a new meaning to family traditions at Christmastime for years to come. He hopes that with REINDEER IN HERE he has done just that. To read more about Mr. Reed, click here and scroll down.

There's a catch! You can't purchase the Reindeer in Here until November 24th, Black Friday! Come back on November 24th and click on the link above to purchase your very own Reindeer in Here!

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Disclosure: I received one Reindeer in Here plush reindeer along with the story book in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Monday 11/20, Low Entry Giveaways!

Anti-fog eyeglass lens spray - Anti-Fog Gel - U.S. - Erica Finds

Sunday, November 19, 2017