Friday, April 6, 2018

Saturday 4/7, Low Entry Giveaways!

$25 Disney gift card (or $25 cash via PayPal if you’d prefer) - U.S. - The Budget Mouse

Friday 4/6, Low Entry Giveaways!

"Other People’s Houses" by Abbi Waxman - book - U.S. - Cuddles and Chaos *RC

$50 GC and an ornament set - U.S. - Tree Classics *IG

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Digital Code (@10am CST) - U.S. - Just Happiling *GT

6-pack of GlugGlug Straws - U.S. - Green Chic Life *IG

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thursday 4/5, Low Entry Giveaways!

Bloomlife Smart Pregnancy Tracker 2 Month FREE Rental - U.S. - A Modern Mom Blog *RC

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"The Fear" by CL Taylor (such a good book!!) - U.S. - Reviewed By Mom *RC

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Wednesday 4/4, Low Entry Giveaways!

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Craftsy Unlimited online membership - U.S. - Life with Heidi *RC

"Serenity Hope" by Michael Winstell - book - U.S. - Faithfully Bookish *RC

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Shifting Gears - Movie (Now On Demand and in some Theaters) Review!

About the Movie:
Tom (Harris) is a hard-working manager at a big box super store. He started in the stock room, always imagining himself at the helm. Now poised for a big promotion, he gets the news he always feared: “No college degree, no promotion.” In the face of this new reality, and lamenting the time he devoted to work over family, Tom and his wife, Carol (Langton), decide to change course and start a family business. They pack up their kids and move to a small town to take over a run-down garage bequeathed to them by Tom’s estranged father, Clem (Drew Matthews, Paper Towns). They sink their savings into renovating the garage, only to get another unfortunate surprise - the title to the property has been contested and now must be sold at public auction, with arch nemesis Conrad Baines (Ratzenberger) poised to take over the land in the name of “economic development.” In a last-ditch effort to avoid financial ruin, Tom and his teenage son, Jeremy (Adam Hicks, “Zeke and Luther”), join forces with old time racer “Dirty Harry” Hawkins (Gainey) and enter the Dirt Track Grand National.

My Review:
Shifting Gears is a great wholesome family movie. I can't seem to find a rating for it. I would say rated PG just because someone calls the teen in the movie a loser. But it was done in a joking manner. Shifting Gears is a Dove Foundation-approved movie! It's a Great movie about the relationship between fathers and sons.

Tom and his family move to a small town to move into his father's home and take over his father's gas station and car supply and repair shop. But someone else is trying to purchase the property and turn it into a Q-Mart.  The family put their savings into fixing up the house and gas station/repair shop. But it turns out, Tom's father took out a loan against the property and house so now, it will be sold at auction in 60 days if the family can't come up with $119,000. Tom keeps using the excuse that he never went to college, so he can't get a good job. He wanted his son Jeremy to go to college, but he never sent in any applications. Tom and Jeremy practice racing gocarts together to practice racing for a big race that could win Tom and his family the rest of the money to pay for his father's shop and to keep it from being auctioned off.

While practicing when racing real cars, Tom goes high and flips the car. He hurts his back and right arm pretty bad. So Jeremy races in his place. Will Jeremy win the race? Or will their family lose everything? Watch Shifting Gears today! Make sure to watch the credits!

You can see it on Demand and in these theaters:
Atlanta – AMC Mansell Crossing 14
Dallas – AMC Mesquite 30
Denver – Harkins Northfield 18
Houston – Premiere Renaissance 15
Los Angeles – Simi Valley Plaza 10
Greensboro – Red Cinemas Midtown Stadium 15
Orlando – Southchase 7
Philadelphia – Montgomeryville Stadium 12
Phoenix – Harkins Arizona Mills 24
Sacramento – AMC Manteca 16
Tampa – AMC Veterans Expressway 24

Disclosure: I received a private screener to see "Shifting Gears" in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Disney Preview For Summer 2018!

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Tuesday 4/3, Low Entry Giveaways!

Day out with Thomas tickets (4) for Friday, April 13 in Calera, AL - Saving Toward a Better Life *GL

"Summer of New Beginnings" by Bette Lee Crosby - book - U.S./Canada - Every Free Chance *RC

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$25 MOD Pizza gift card - Michigan residents only - Yes/No Detroit *GL

Monday, April 2, 2018

The Art Garden - Children's Book, Review & #Giveaway! (2 Winners) (U.S.) Ends 4/17

About the book:
Sadie wants to be a painter, just like her best friend, Tom. She loves playing with color and finding shapes in unlikely places. But whenever Sadie picks up a paintbrush she makes a big mess. She spends her time working in the garden or playing with Tom, but, one day, Sadie gets a look at things from a different perspective--and makes a big discovery about herself and her own creativity.

The Art Garden is a whimsical story about friendship and finding our creative flair. It encourages children to explore different ways of expressing themselves and celebrates the importance of individuality and self-acceptance.

About the Author:
Penny Harrison is a children's author, book reviewer, garden writer and lifestyle journalist. A professional writer for more than 20 years, she has contributed to a wide range of magazine, newspapers, and books, writing about everything from raising toddlers to raising chickens. Penny lives in a rambling old garden on the edge of the Yarra Valley, with her husband and two young children.

About the Illustrator:
Penelope Pratley has been mucking about with paint since she was a small girl. With BFA and a Bachelor of Teaching, she has taught art from preschool to high school. She now works from her home studio as an illustrator, tutoring aspiring artists, and producing and selling her work under the business name Penelope's Nest. Penelope is passionate about providing children with the skills to successfully use different art mediums at an early age, enabling them to see and interpret their environment creatively.

My Review:
Spring is here, and we'll be spending more time outdoors. This book is perfect for spring and planting flowers too! "The Art Garden" children's book is about a little girl named Sadie, who wants to be an artist. She tries and tries to be an artist like her friend, Tom, who is a really good at drawing and painting. But Sadie isn't an artist like Tom. Instead, she's an artist in the garden.

This book can teach your children that even though they might not be singers, painters, artists, or dancers, that they just might be an artist in something else!

While my girls aren't great at Ballet, one of my girls is great at hip hop dancing, even though she doesn't know it yet. My other daughter is trying out ballet, jazz/tap, ballet and she's taking an art class. I don't know exactly what she'll end up doing in life, but what ever it is, she is always super determined to not let anyone stop her.


Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "The Art Garden" children's book! TWO Winners! Giveaway is open to residents who live in the main 48 continental United States only, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 4/17/18.

I received one copy of "The Art Garden" children's book in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Monday 4/2, Low Entry Giveaways!

Box Set of the FULL FUSION Series (3 Winners) - U.S. - Paulette's Papers *RC

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When Calls the Heart: The Heart of Homecoming DVD (@10pm CST) - U.S. - Attic Girl *GT

Sunday, April 1, 2018

"Colors in the Bible" and "Numbers in the Bible" - Children's Board Books Review & #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 4/15 @WorthyPub @MuseumoftheBible @WorthyKids/Ideals

Colors in the Bible: In this energetic board book, children are taken on a colorful tour of beloved Bible stories. Little ones will learn about colors and be introduced to the world of the Bible as they read about the green trees in the Garden of Eden, the orange lions in the den, and the red flames of the burning bush. Created with fresh, modern illustrations, this colors primer is sure to captivate curious toddlers. (board book; ages 2 to 4)

Numbers in the Bible: In this energetic counting primer, children are taken on a number-filled tour of beloved Bible stories. Little ones will learn their numbers and be introduced to the world of the Bible as they count one ark filled with animals, five stones picked by David, and the Ten Commandments written on stone tablets. Created with fresh, modern illustrations, this educational board book is sure to captivate curious toddlers. (board book; ages 2 to 4)

My Review:
Even though my youngest daughter is five years old, she's still learning her numbers and colors. I can use all of the reinforcement with her that I can get! She loves to read! These books have helped her to learn about God and to learn bible verses too! Both books are beautifully done, easy to read, and they help to build reading confidence in kindergarteners and other children learning to read. So while she's practicing counting and learning about all of the colors, she's also learning verses in the Bible!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools for a chance to Win your own copy of both "Colors in the Bible" and "Numbers in the Bible" children's board books! Giveaway is open to residents who live in the main 48 continental United States only, 18 years of age or older. Sorry, no P.O. Boxes. Giveaway ends 4/15/18.

Disclosure: I received these two books from WorthyKids/Ideals for free in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Sunday 4/1, Low Entry Giveaways!

Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Bean Paste - All 50 U.S. States - Art of Natural Living

Macaron Hair Detangler in a Compact Mirror Case - All 50 U.S. States - More Time to Travel

"The Dearly Departed" - book, by Elinor Lipman - All 50 U.S. States - Books I Think You Should Review *GL

16-inch x 20-inch canvas print from Canvas Factory - U.S. - Kelly Lynn's Sweets and Treats

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$25 World Market Gift Card - U.S. - GayNYCDad

$10 Starbucks Gift Card - U.S. - GayNYCDad