Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Check Out Yippee And Enter For A Chance To Win A Yippee Prize Pack! #giveaways (U.S.) Ends 1/14 #Yippee


Yippee is a new steaming service for families and the only place to stream the brand new VeggieTales episodes, including The Best Christmas Gift and all 45 of the original classic VeggieTales.


There are so many amazing shows on Yippee, like:
• New VeggieTales
• 45 Original Classic VeggiesTales
• Jay Jay the Jet Plane
• Owlegories
• Timbuktoons
• The Adventures from the Book of Virtues
• And hundreds of other episodes hand-picked for your family!

About Yippee: A new streaming service for families.
From VeggieTales to Youtube shows, we have something for the whole family from toddlers to ten year olds. Now you can enjoy a secure, curated environment that ensures your kids start out in a safe place and then stay in a safe place. Built on the best tech, it just works! No laggy streams and apps for all your devices. Watch where you want, when you want to, including offline downloads.

Check out Yippee on social!
https://www.yippee.tv
https://www.facebook.com/yippeetv
https://www.instagram.com/yippeetv/

You can stream Yippee on your Roku and more:



Enter below for a chance to Win your own Yippee Prize Pack!





Tuesday 12/31, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Family 4 pk tickets to Monster Jam in Nashville, TN (@12pm PST) - From Downriver to Downright County *GT

Angela’s Christmas DVD - U.S. - The Simple Moms *RC

Copy of "Night of Knives" - book and an Exclusive Pin - U.S. - Candid Cover *RC

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Ends Tonight! Win Gifts to Keep Kids Off Screens!

Enter HERE for a chance to Win Holiday Gifts that 
Keep Kids Off Screens!

This Prize pack includes a Party’n with Plants - Fairy or Pirate garden kit, a MEL Kids - Science Chemistry Subscription - Hands-On Science Experiments, and a Chillafish Bunzi 2-in-1 Balance Bike! Giveaway ends 12/22/19. Giveaway is open to residents who live in all 50 U.S. States and residents who live in Canada too!


Friday, December 13, 2019

Friday 12/13, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Over 250 Entries:
Klaus Prize Pack - All 50 U.S. States/Canada - Enza's Bargains *RC

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Thursday 12/12, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Family 4 pack tickets to see Jurassic World Live at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN (@10am PST) - Nashville, TN or near there - From Downriver to Downright Country *GT

"Stay" by Catherine Ryan Hyde - All 50 U.S. States - View from the Birdhouse *RC


Monday, December 9, 2019

Monday 12/9, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Semper Fi on Blu-ray (3 Winners) - U.S. - The Social Gurl *RC

Over 250 Entries:
Pass to Portable North Pole (5 Winners) - Worldwide - Today's Woman *GL

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Tony Evans Study Bible Review and Giveaway! Ends 12/8 #TonyEvansStudyBibleL3


ABOUT THIS BIBLE
The Tony Evans Study Bible includes extensive study notes and other ancillary resources carefully crafted and curated by Dr. Tony Evans as General Editor and adapted from his sermons, teachings, and writings. These features are strategically placed alongside the biblical text to explain God’s Word in a fresh way. Applying these truths will empower readers to have transformed lives that then transfer the values of the kingdom of God to others.

Tony Evans is one of the most influential church leaders of our time and has been studying and preaching the Gospel for over 50 years. He serves as senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, TX and founder of The Urban Alternative, a ministry which promotes a kingdom agenda philosophy designed to enable people to live all of life underneath the comprehensive rule of God.
Features include:
  • Elegant design
  • Study notes crafted from Tony Evans sermons and writings
  • 40 inspirational articles
  • 50 “Lessons on Kingdom Living,”
  • A plethora of “Questions & Answers”
  • Numerous “Hope Words”
  • Over 150 videos of sermons
  • Devotionals
  • Teaching from Dr. Evans
  • Page-edge cross-reference system
  • Black-letter text
  • Presentation page
  • Introductory front matter
  • Special back matter section with key definitions
  • Theological and doctrinal charts
  • Other study helps
  • Concordance
  • Bible reading plan
  • Full-color maps
The Tony Evans Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible’s original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture’s life-changing message and to share it with others.
My thoughts:
I think this bible is awesome! I haven't ever seen one like it before. I am grateful to be able to add this to my collection. It's nice having different versions of the bible around and different translations too. This bible would make a Great gift for almost anyone for the Holidays!

GIVEAWAY!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Wednesday 12/4, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Over 250 Entries:
The Swan Princess 25th Anniversary Blu-Ray - U.S. - Horsing Around in LA *RC

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Giveaway Winners!

Winner of the Amber Vale Candle Sampler is: Jeanna

Winner of the "What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street" - Children's Book & Cookbook is: Pamela

Winner of the "Big Cat" children's book is: Julie W.

Winner of the "Black Canary: Ignite" youth book is: Anne P.

Winner of the A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish - Movie is: Shelly P.

Keep Your Kids Off Screens #Giveaway! (US/CAN) Ends 12/22

Enter HERE for a chance to Win Holiday Gifts that 
Keep Kids Off Screens!

This Prize pack includes a Party’n with Plants - Fairy or Pirate garden kit, a MEL Kids - Science Chemistry Subscription - Hands-On Science Experiments, and a Chillafish Bunzi 2-in-1 Balance Bike! Giveaway ends 12/22/19. Giveaway is open to residents who live in all 50 U.S. States and residents who live in Canada too!


Sunday, December 1, 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Saturday 11/30, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Surfside Sisters - hardcover book (@8:59pm PST) - U.S. - Susan Heim on Writing *GT

The House at 10 Garden Street - Children's book - U.S./CAN - Christy's Cozy Corners *RC

"Quantum" by Patricia Cornwell - book - U.S. - Simplify Maine *RC

KitchenAid Blender (K400) - U.S. - 2 Dads with Baggage *RC

$100 Amazon E-Gift Card - U.S. - Your Cloth Diaper *RC

HARD COPY ’Songs of America’ - book - U.S./CAN - Rockin' Book Reviews *RC


Over 250 Entries:
Ripleys Believe It Or Not! Beyond The Bizarre - book (@7pm PST) - U.S. - An Apel a Day *GT

Charlie Brown Christmas CD - U.S. - A Nation of Moms *RC

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Thursday 11/28, Low Entry #Giveaways! - Happy Thanksgiving!

Over 250 Entries:
6 Month Subscription To Creation Crate - U.S. - Jinxy Kids *GL

Wednesday 11/27, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Over 250 Entries:
(1) GetOutPass ($149.99 value) - All 50 U.S. States - Building Our Story *RC

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Tuesday Night 11/26, Low Entry Giveaways!

Bobby at Home plus two additional Bobby Flay cookbooks (@8:59pm PST) - U.S. - Eat Make Move *GT

Over 250 Entries:
"Mama Hissa's Mice," by Saud Alsanousi - book - All 50 U.S. States - Books I Think You Should Read *GL

Jar of Naked Collagen ($42) - U.S. - A Girl Worth Saving *RC

Monday, November 25, 2019

Monday 11/25, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Akita Smart Home Watchdog (@5pm EST) - U.S. - Who Said Nothing in Life Was Free

The Peanut Butter Falcon - on Blu-Ray (@5pm EST) - U.S. - Who Said Nothing in Life Was Free

$25 Amazon Gift Card (@9pm PST) - U.S. - Coupons and Freebies *GT


Over 250 Entries:
Go Fish DVD - U.S. - Kid Congeniality *RC

Zenni Eyewear, GiftTree Wine Bottle & Tool Set, G-SHOCK Watch, Solemates Blister Blocker Sport & Deodorizer - U.S. - Guys Gab *RC

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Sunday 11/24, Low Entry #Giveaways!

4 one-week passes to try out Sevenco (co-working space, Troy, MI) - Detroit area - Yes/No Detroit *GL

Grimm Woods ~ paperback book - U.S. - The Book Bag *RC


Over 250 Entries:
Bean Quest Coffee - U.S. - Fancy That Blog *RC

Friday, November 22, 2019

Friday 11/22, Low Entry #Giveaways!

"Three Paws" by Karen Struck - Children's Book (@5pm EST) - U.S. - Who Said Nothing in Life Was Free

Nine Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Kids Books (@5pm EST) - All 50 U.S. States - Who Said Nothing in Life Was Free

$25 gift certificate to Seven Lantern Lane (children's clothing) - U.S. - Southern Made Simple *IG

Amber Vale Home Candles Holiday Sampler - U.S. - Our Village is a Little Different *RC

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Own "Blinded by the Light" on Blu-ray and DVD on November 19 and on Digital Now! #BlindedByTheLightMovie

Disclosure: I received a copy of Blinded by the Light on Blu-Ray from Warner Bros. Entertainment in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The opinions below are mine and mine alone.



SPARKS WILL FLY WHEN

Blinded by the Light

ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY™

DVD AND DIGITAL FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Own it on Digital Now

Blu-ray and DVD debut on November 19

From writer-director-producer Gurinder Chadha (“Bend It Like Beckham”) comes the inspirational drama “Blinded by the Light,” set to the music and lyrics of Bruce Springsteen’s timeless songs, a joyful story of courage, love, hope, family and the unique ability of music to lift the human spirit.

Inspired by a true story, based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s acclaimed memoir “Greetings from Bury Park: Race, Religion and Rock N’ Roll,” “Blinded by the Light” was directed by Chadha from a screenplay written by Manzoor, Chadha and Paul Mayeda Berges (“Bend It Like Beckham”). “Blinded by the Light” stars Viveik Kalra (TV’s “Next of Kin”), Kulvinder Ghir (“Bend It Like Beckham”), Meera Ganatra (“Three Dots and a Dash,” “PREMature”), Nell Williams (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” “The Audience”), Aaron Phagura (TV’s “Informer,” TV’s “Doctor Who”), Hayley Atwell (“Captain America: The First Avenger,” “The Duchess”) and Dean-Charles Chapman (TV’s “Game of Thrones,” “Man Up”).

The story is underscored by the music and poetic lyrics of Springsteen, who gave Chadha his blessing from the film’s inception.

Chadha, Jane Barclay and Jamal Daniel produced the film, with Tory Metzger, Renee Witt, Peter Touche, Stephen Spence, Hannah Leader, Tracy Nurse and Mayeda Berges serving as executive producers.

Chadha’s behind-the-scenes creative team included director of photography Ben Smithard, production designer Nick Ellis, editor Justin Krish and costume designer Annie Hardinge. The original score music is by A.R. Rahman.

“Blinded By The Light” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, and a Digital version of the movie. The DVD features a DVD with the film and a special feature in standard definition, and a Digital version of the movie.

“Blinded By The Light” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.


SYNOPSIS
The film tells the story of Javed (Viveik Kalra), a British teen of Pakistani descent growing up in the town of Luton, England, in 1987. Amidst the racial and economic turmoil of the times, he writes poetry as a means to escape the intolerance of his hometown and the inflexibility of his traditional father (Kulvinder Ghir). But when a classmate (Aaron Phagura) introduces him to the music of Bruce Springsteen, Javed sees parallels to his working-class life in the powerful lyrics. As Javed discovers a cathartic outlet for his own pent-up dreams, he also begins to find the courage to express himself in his own unique voice.


BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS
“Blinded By The Light” Blu-ray contains the following special features:
· Memoir to Movie
· The Most Crazy Thing
· Deleted Scenes

“Blinded By The Light” DVD contains the following special feature:
· Memoir to Movie




My Review and Thoughts:
Beautiful, romantic movie! I loved it! Yes, it's somewhat, a musical! I took away from this movie to stand up for what I believe in, which I've had to do since June this year. Stand up for yourself, your beliefs, but most of all, stand up for your dreams and make your life what you want it, or someone else will make your life what they want it to be. Sometimes, old traditions stand in the way of what people want in life. But it doesn't have to be that way. If you love to watch love story movies and movies where people fight for what they want in their lives, then this is the movie for you! It's also set back in the 1980's, or something like that, I can't remember, but the hair styles and clothing are awesome!

Thursday 11/21, Low Entry #Giveaways!

"If Only I Could Tell You" by Hannah Beckerman - book - U.S. - Reviewed by Mom *RC


Over 250 Entries:
Go Fish movie on DVD - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

The Leaf Supply Guide to creating your Indoor jungle - hard bound book - U.S. - My WAHM Plan *RC

Monday, November 18, 2019

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Amber Vale Home (Candles) Holiday Sampler Review and #Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 11/23 #GiftGuide #HolidayGiftGuide #AmberValeHomeL3


ABOUT
Amber Vale Home is a brand new home decor company focusing on hand-crafted items. Their flagship product is soy-coconut blended, wooden wick candles with a variety of unique scents such as Porch Chat (whiskey + leather).

The Holiday Sampler combines three 4oz candles: Tennessee Christmas (evergreen + deciduous), Gathering (orange + clove) and With Extra Whip (peppermint + hot chocolate). With a focus on natural, wholesome products, these candles are made with phthalate-free fragrances blended meticulously to nail down the scents of the season: evergreen, clove, hot chocolate and peppermint.

Features include:
- Natural soy/coconut blend
- Wooden wick that “crackles” when burning
- Phthalate-free
- Realistic scents

Connect with Amber Vale Home:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ambervalehome

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ambervalehome/



My Review:
These candles have wood wicks and they smell AMAZING! I got to burn one for a few hours on a cooler day here in southern California. I can't wait to burn it some more when we move to a state where it's cooler in the winter. These candles also come with Candle Care instructions and a thank you note from the site's owner! I loved the smell of my parent's living room during and after I burned the Gathering Candle (Orange & Clove). The room smelled really good afterwards, and the scents seem to linger in the room for a little while.

*Order your own Amber Vale Home Holiday Sampler for $20.00 here: https://shop.ambervalehome.com/products/holiday-sampler. FREE Shipping if you spend $40.00 or more!


GIVEAWAY!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your very own "Amber Vale Home Candle Holiday Sampler" ($20 value)! Giveaway is open to everyone who lives in All 50 U.S. States, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends on 11/23/19.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Thursday 11/14, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Zteeptea Box Set with their 4 tea blends, plus 2 Nomad Tintures - U.S. - Zteep *IG


Over 250 Entries:
"Breathe In, Cash Out," by Madeleine Henry - book - All 50 U.S. States - Books I Think You Should Read *GL

Hallmark Holiday Prize Package - U.S. - In Our Spare Time *RC

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wednesday 11/13, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Over 250 Entries:
"Nash: The Official Biography," by Nash Grier and Rebecca Paley - book - Books I Think You Should Read *GL

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Giveaway Winners!



Winner of "The Christmas Jars" DVD is: Shea B.!

Winner of "How Winston Delivered Christmas" Children's Book is: 
Gina H.!

Tuesday 11/12, Low Entry #Giveaways!

DC's Graphic Novel "Black Canary: Ignite" book - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *GT

"The Kids’ Book of Paper Love" and a "Flow craft book for Mom: A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness" - U.S. - Here Wee Read *GL


Over 250 Entries:
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish - Movie on DVD - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *GT

ebook Christmas Stocking Bundle + ecopy of "A Gift Like No Other" - U.S. - Emily Yager *RC

Thursday, November 7, 2019

News About My Twelve Year Old Son!

After MANY years of trying to get the teachers and others at my son's old elementary school to see that my son NEEDS special education help and services, they did nothing, until it was too late!

Since moving to California, the elementary school here saw what I've been seeing for years! That my twelve year old son has Asperger's Syndrome and he qualifies for special education help and services. He might even get his own aide for the rest of this school year! I'm really happy about this! I've been trying to get him special help forever! But no one in Tennessee would listen, not even my soon to be ex-husband. He still thinks that our son is normal, and just stubborn. But he's not normal. He's far from normal. He has to be handled and treated differently than our girls, and he knows it too! He sees things and makes comments about his problems and about what he can and can't do. My son knows he's different.

I am grateful for more opportunities for my son! I am grateful for the school staff finally seeing what I've been seeing and trying to get someone to agree with me about, for years!

Thursday 11/7, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Over 250 Entries:
Cinderella and the Secret Prince on DVD (@11pm CST) - U.S. - Bless Their Hearts Mom *GT

Henrietta Hen In Trouble Again - children’s book - U.S. - Heck of a Bunch *RC

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Tuesday 11/5, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Over 250 Entries:
Playing With Fire Prize Pack (2 Winners) - U.S. - Crunchy Beach Mama *RC

"Firewall," by Eugenia Lovett West - book - All 50 U.S. States - Books I Think You Should Read *RC

Sunday, November 3, 2019

"The Kitchen" Movie (Review) Available to Purchase on Blu-ray & DVD on November 5th! #TheKitchen

Disclosure: I received a copy of "The Kitchen" on Blu-ray/Digital from Warner Bros. in exchange for my post. The opinions below are mine and mine alone.


UNDERESTIMATE THEM AT YOUR OWN RISK WHEN

The Kitchen

ARRIVES ONTO BLU-RAY, DVD AND DIGITAL FROM

WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND DC

Now Available on Digital

Blu-ray and DVD debut on November 5

They’re taking control of Hell’s Kitchen when “The Kitchen” arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital. From New Line Cinema and BRON Creative come the gritty, female-driven mob drama “The Kitchen,” written and directed by Andrea Berloff, who was nominated for an Oscar for Original Screenplay for “Straight Outta Compton.” Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids,” “Tammy”), Tiffany Haddish (“Girls Trip,” “Night School”) and Elisabeth Moss (TV’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” TV’s “Mad Men”) as three 1978 Hell’s Kitchen housewives whose mobster husbands are sent to prison by the FBI.

The film also stars Domhnall Gleeson (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “About Time”), James Badge Dale (“Only the Brave,” “13 Hours”), Brian d’Arcy James (“Spotlight,” “Shrek The Musical”), Margo Martindale (TV’s “The Americans,” “August: Osage County”), Oscar winner Common (“Selma,” “Marshall”),  Bill Camp (“Vice,” “Jason Bourne”), with an ensemble cast including Jeremy Bobb (“Marshall”), E.J. Bonilla (TV’s “The Long Road Home”), Wayne Duvall (“Prisoners”), Annabella Sciorra (TV’s “Daredevil”) and Myk Watford (TV’s “True Detective”).

Berloff’s screenplay was based on the comic book series created for DC Vertigo by Ollie Masters and Ming Doyle. The film was produced by Michael De Luca and Marcus Viscidi. Serving as executive producers were Richard Brener, Michael Disco, Dave Neustadter, Aaron L. Gilbert, Jason Cloth, Elishia Holmes and Adam Schlagman.

“The Kitchen” will be available on Blu-ray and DVD. The Blu-ray features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in hi-definition, and a Digital version of the movie. The DVD features a DVD with the film and a special feature in standard definition, and a Digital version of the movie.

“The Kitchen” will also be available on Movies Anywhere. Using the free Movies Anywhere app and website, consumers can access all their eligible movies by connecting their Movies Anywhere account with their participating digital retailer accounts.

SYNOPSIS:
Between 8th Ave. and the Hudson River, the Irish mafia runs 20 blocks of a tough New York City neighborhood known as Hell's Kitchen. But for mob wives Kathy (Melissa McCarthy), Ruby (Tiffany Haddish) and Claire (Elizabeth Moss), things are about to take a dramatic and radical turn. When the FBI sends their husbands to prison, the three women take business into their own hands by running the rackets and taking out the competition.

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS:

“The Kitchen” Blu-ray contains the following special features:

- Running Hell’s Kitchen

- Taking Over the Neighborhood

- Deleted Scene

“The Kitchen” DVD contains the following special feature:

- Running Hell’s Kitchen








My Review:
I wasn't sure about this movie in the beginning. I didn't read anything about it before seeing it and I'd only seen maybe one movie trailer for it. As we only stream TV shows and movies now. But as it got going and the women took over, it was awesome! I am HUGE fans of both Melissa McCarthy and Elisabeth Moss! I loved Elisabeth Moss in the Handmaid's Tale! All three women are amazing actresses and they were in "The Kitchen" also! This isn't a movie to be watched around children or teenagers. As they wouldn't understand the content. Any person who enjoys old fashioned mobster movies, will love "The Kitchen!" This would make a great Christmas Gift too!

Sunday 11/3, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw on Blu-ray (@10pm PST) - U.S. - Geeky Girl Reviews *GT

The Snow Child - book - U.S. - The Book Bag *RC

"A Dog’s Promise" - book, "Lily’s Story" - book, plus silicone paw molds, and treat mix to make pet-safe goodies - U.S. - A Sparkle of Genius *IG


Over 250 Entries:
Christmas Jars DVD (@8:59pm CST) - U.S. - Susan Heim on Parenting *GT

Christmas Jars - movie on DVD (@11pm PST) - U.S. - Airplanes and Dragonflies *GT

Christmas Jars DVD - U.S. - Linda's Lunacy *RC

W. Bruce Cameron Prize Pack (A Dog's Promise) - All 50 U.S. States - Enza's Bargains *RC

Saturday, November 2, 2019

"What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street" by Felicita Sala - Children's Book Review and #Giveaway! (U.S./CAN) Ends 11/17 #GiftGuide #HolidayGiftGuide




"What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street" by Felicita Sala (Prestel Junior; ISBN: 978-3791373973; Hardcover $14.95; Ages 6-9; 48 pages)

This delightfully illustrated children's cookbook offers a global menu of dishes to share with friends, family, and neighbors.

About the book:
Something delicious is cooking in the old apartment building on Garden Street! Pilar is mixing gazpacho, Monsieur Ping is stir-frying broccoli, SeƱora Flores is preparing a pot of beans, and Josef and Rafik are rolling meatballs. Other neighbors are making mini-quiches, baba ganoush, dhal, and peanut butter cookies. When they're all finished cooking everyone gathers in the garden to enjoy a delicious meal and each other's company. Each inviting spread in this storybook offers a recipe from a different culinary tradition. Dishes that kids love, like guacamole, spaghetti, and banana bread are interspersed with others that include less familiar ingredients, such as mirin, tahini, and turmeric. The recipes explain how each dish is made and come with fun and detailed illustrations. Combining simple, fresh flavors with recipes from around the world, this book will nourish and inspire budding cooks while whetting the appetites of their more experienced helpers.

Connect with the Author Felicita Sala:
Website: https://felicitasala.com/

Instagram: https://twitter.com/felicitasala?lang=en

Twitter: https://twitter.com/felicitasala?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/felicita.sala/

Connect with Prestel Publishing:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/prestel_us?lang=en

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prestelusa?ref=br_rs




My Review:
Adorable book with REAL Recipes that can easily be made by children and adults. This can be read as a story book and also used as a cookbook too! This book would make a great addition to any home library or for

If you plan to set up a Book Advent Calendar for your children to open up one book a day, from December 1st until December 24th, this would be a great, adorable book to have your children open on one of those events!


In the end, everyone brings their items that they cooked to share together with all of the residents who live at 10 Garden Street! 
So sweet!

GIVEAWAY!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street" by Felicita Sala - Children's book and cookbook. Giveaway is open to residents who live in All 50 U.S. States and Canada, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 11/17/19.


Disclosure: I received one copy of "What’s Cooking at 10 Garden Street" children's cookbook from Media Masters Publicity in exchange for my post, no other compensation was exchanged or received.

"Big Cat" by Emma Lazell - Children's Book Review and #Giveaway! #HolidayGiftGuide #GiftGuide #BigCat (US/CAN) Ends 11/17




"Big Cat" by Emma Lazell (Pavilion Children's; ISBN: 9781843654292; Hardcover $16.95; Ages 4-8, 32 pages).

Lazell’s bright colors and brilliant characterization gives the book the look of a classic from the 1970s or earlier, but with a very modern sense of humor and sensibility.




Isobel's grandma has lost her glasses and she can't see a thing without them. While Isobel and Gran are in the garden searching for the specs, they come across a cat. A very big cat. A very big and stripy cat! The big cat moves in with them, much to the disgust of all gran's other cats. He might be good fun, but he takes up lots of space and eats every scrap of food. Eventually the new cat's mom and dad turn up, looking for their missing son. And they just happen to have found gran's glasses too. The tiger family are delighted to be reunited—and gran now sees that she's been sharing her house with... a tiger!

A heartwarming and surreal romp, packed with jokes and funny details and with an underlying message of acceptance.

Connect with Pavilion Children’s:
Twitter: @PavilionKidsBks

Instagram: @pavilionchildrens

Facebook: @PavilionChildrensBooks

Connect with the author, Emma Lazell:
Twitter: @emmallazell

Instagram: @emmallazell

Website: https://emmalazell.co.uk/

About the author:
Emma Lazell is a UK-based illustrator and author. Her work is linear, expressive, and sprinkled with irony and playfulness. In 2018 she completed the prestigious MA in Children's Book Illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University, graduating with a distinction. In 2014 she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Illustration from The University for the Creative Arts. Big Cat is her debut picture book.



My Review:
"BIG CAT" is an adorable children's story! Great for infants up to five year olds, kindergarten age. I love the beautiful illustrations of the tiger, flower garden, the cats and people. So adorable! This would make a great Christmas gift for any little one this Holiday season! Especially if they love animals and cats!

If you plan to set up a Book Advent Calendar for your children to open up one book a day, from December 1st until December 24th, this would be a great, adorable book to have your children open on one of those events!

GIVEAWAY!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "BIG CAT" children's book on my blog! Giveaway is open to residents who live in All 50 U.S. States and Canada, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 11/17/19.


Disclosure: I received one copy of "Big Cat" children's book in exchange for my post from Media Masters Publicity in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Saturday 11/2, Low Entry #Giveaways!

Heart of the Moors prize pack - U.S. - Love Tabitha *RC

Playing With Fire Movie Swag (Fire Fighter Hat (Adult), Fire Fighter Hat (Kids), Trick-or-Treat Bag, Glow-in-the-Dark Bag, Playing With Fire T-shirt (random size), and a Bubble Wand) (2 Winners) - U.S. - Susie's Reviews *RC

Coco: A Story About Music, Shoes & Family - Children's book - U.S. - Kid Congeniality *RC

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Wednesday 10/30, Low Entry #Giveaways!

The Great Physician and Carrots - book - U.S. - More Than a Review *RC


Over 250 Entries:
One Year’s Subscription To Hulu - U.S. - Film Daily *RC

Monday, October 28, 2019

DC's NEW Middle Grade Graphic Novel: "Black Canary: Ignite," on Sale October 29th in Bookstores and Online! #Giveaway (U.S.) Ends 11/12


DC DEBUTS ORIGINAL SONG AND TRAILER FOR MIDDLE GRADE GRAPHIC NOVEL BLACK CANARY: IGNITE

Written by New York Times Bestseller Meg Cabot with Art by Cara McGee, the Energetic Tale Will Be Available Everywhere Books Are Sold on October 29

Graphic Novel Is Available for Pre-Order Now!

Watch out, we’re in for stormy weather!

Well, actually, we’re in for a rockin’ trailer and original song from DC’s latest middle grade graphic novel, Black Canary: Ignite.

On October 29, Meg Cabot, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Princess Diaries, makes her graphic novel debut with Black Canary: Ignite. Today, DC is giving fans a sneak peek into the world of middle schooler Dinah Lance in an official trailer that features an original song from the book written by Cabot, and stunning artwork by artist Cara McGee.

Get a glimpse into the vibrant and powerful world of Black Canary: Ignite in the trailer below!



Lauded by Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, School Library Journal, and Comics Beat, among others, Black Canary: Ignite is an inspirational tale that showcases the highs and lows of growing up without growing out of what makes you unique.

About the Book:
Thirteen-year-old Dinah Lance knows exactly what she wants, who she is, and where she’s going. She plans on winning the battle of the bands with her two best friends, then she’ll join the junior police academy to solve crimes just like her dad. When a mysterious figure keeps getting in the way of Dinah’s goals and threatens her friends and family, she’ll learn more about herself and her mother’s secret past, and about navigating the various power chords of life. This magnetic story features expressive and energetic art by Cara McGee to match the trademark attitude and spunk of Meg Cabot’s characters and dialogue.

My 10 year old daughter, Chloe's thoughts:
This book was good, full of adventure. I liked Dinah and her best friends. They sort of remind me of me and my best friends. I like that she plays in a band with her friends.

I, Heather, looked through this book, it looked good and appropriate for girls ages 10 and up. As you can read above, my daughter Chloe liked it! She's been helping me lately to review books. I like hearing her thoughts about them. Christmas is coming up soon! Any girl ages 10-14 would like this book!

Black Canary: Ignite is available to pre-order now and will hit stores everywhere books are sold on October 29, 2019.


Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form, for a chance to Win a copy of DC's Graphic Novel "Black Canary: Ignite" book! Giveaway is open to U.S. residents, 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 11/12/19.


Disclosure: I received a copy of Black Canary in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish - Movie, on Digital now, and on Blu-ray & DVD on October 29! #CinderellaChristmas #Giveaway (U.S.) Ends 11/12/19

Disclosure: I received a Blu-Ray copy of "A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish" from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. The opinions I share are my own.


My Review:
"A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish" is sort of a musical, it has some new Christmas songs in it! I really liked it. It is geared more towards girls ages 12 and under, for sure. My seven year old daughter loved it, of course! I bet she'll make us watch it a few more times before Christmas! I love Kat's voice (played by Laura Marano)! She's also a great actress. This movie stayed true to the first The Cinderella Story movie! I'm really glad that it wasn't cheesy like the last two! This movie will totally get you in the Christmas spirit! Don't forget to enter for a chance to Win your own copy below!


Halloween is right around the corner and you are probably gearing up with candy for your trick-or-treaters and seeing your neighbors set out their spooky jack-o-lanterns for the big day. But as soon Halloween is over – the Christmas season will kick into full swing! Friends will begin decorating their trees, stores will start advertising their must-have items of the season, and kids will start dreaming of presents on their holiday wish list!

What is your “Christmas Wish” this year? Christmas is a time of year where people begin to dream and the holiday magic fills the air! Just in time for the highly anticipated release of A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish – on Digital now, and on Blu-ray & DVD on October 29 – we have some never-before-seen interview clips from the cast and crew, as well as a video clip and photos from the film!

In this clip from you will find Dominic (played by Gregg Sulkin) and Kat (played by Laura Marano) talking about her Christmas wish to be a singer and songwriter.



In these interview clips provided below, Laura Marano (who plays the role of Kat) speaks to the wonderful original music in the film, while Gregg Sulkin (who plays Dominic) and Director Michelle Johnston talk about the themes in the storyline, and Isabella Gomez (who plays the role of Isla) lets you know that A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is a feel good movie with something for everyone!

Laura Marano – https://youtu.be/zw6ZNDBtR5Y

Isabella Gomez – https://youtu.be/aCkyTTwTNe8

Michelle Johnston – https://youtu.be/lG7HJWHof2E

Gregg Sulkin – https://youtu.be/AeZh-VrMfZs




Synopsis:
Brimming with overtones from the classic fairytale, this contemporary musical follows Katherine “Kat” Decker (Laura Marano) dreaming of becoming a famous singer-songwriter. Her reality, however, is suffocated by her conniving and cruel stepfamily and a demoralizing job working as a singing elf at billionaire Terrence Wintergarden’s Santa Land. When she starts to fall for Nick (Gregg Sulkin), the handsome new Santa at the tree lot, things begin to look up. Unfortunately, when her stepmother and stepsisters realize Kat has been invited to the prestigious Wintergarden Christmas Gala, they’ll stop at nothing to procure their own invitation and keep Kat from attending. With the help of her attentive dog, a true friend, and a little bit of holiday magic, Kat may just make it to the gala, discover the true identity of Nick, and experience the true meaning of Christmas.

This is the fifth installment in the A Cinderella Story movie series, and first one with a Christmas theme. Other titles include A Cinderella Story (Hilary Duff), Another Cinderella Story (Selena Gomez), A Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song (Lucy Hale) and A Cinderella Story: If the Shoe Fits (Sofia Carson). The film is produced in association with Blue Ribbon Content for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.




Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to win your own copy of "A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish" movie on DVD! (Might be a Blu-Ray combo pack, I'm not sure.) Giveaway is open to residents of the U.S., 18 years of age or older. Giveaway ends 11/12/19.

Monday 10/28, Low Entry #Giveaways!

$50 Michael’s Gift Card and "The Kids' Book of Paper Love" - book - U.S. - Savvy Saving Couple


Over 250 Entries:
Two sets of DIY Bib Kits - All 50 U.S. States - Making of a Mom *RC

Lion King DVD/Blu-ray combo pack - All 50 U.S. States - Enza's Bargains *RC

Sunday, October 27, 2019

K9 Planet Adventure Box Review! #K9Planet


What if you and your family could explore the world with your pup and kids, no plane tickets required?

K9 Planet Adventure Box just launched with the goal of connecting Pets, Owners and Their Kids Through 
Adventurous play.


With one product, parents can invest in their kids education as well as their energetic, goofy fur balls! What other activity can you imagine where your kids will look forward to learning about geography? With K9 box subscription every month they’ll get a new country-themed box that they’ll get to unpack and play with their furry friends while learning about the country. There’s a passport with stamps for each country covered for them to keep track of and of course it would not be complete without the two durable toys and two healthy treats for the pets!

Check out our unboxing of our K9 Planet Adventure Box below:








My Review and Thoughts:
It was fun opening the box with my two girls! We had no idea really about what was inside. I didn't research it on purpose. I knew that dog subscription boxes usually had treats, and maybe one toy. The K9 Planet Adventure Box included two bags of dog treats, two plush dog toys, one postcard, and one reusable luggage tag! Our dog Lucy loved the dog treats, as you can tell in the video above. We haven't done an unboxing video before, so we had fun with it. We also wanted to include our dog in the video along with seeing how she liked the treats!

The K9 Planet Adventure box is perfect for anyone who loves sharing things with their dogs! A few month subscription, six month, or one year subscription would be a great gift for any dog lover this holiday season! Whether you or someone else has one dog or several dogs, these boxes can be enjoyed by all!

K9 Planet Adventure Box is currently available starting at $19.95 on https://k9planet.com/.


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Disclosure: I received one K9 Planet Adventure Box in exchange for my post. No other compensation was exchanged or received.

Sunday 10/27, Low Entry #Giveaways!

$100 DonorsChoose.org Gift Card & a $25 SONIC Gift Card - U.S. - Cutefetti *GT

$25 virtual Visa gift card and (3) coupons for $5.00 off the purchase of Entenmann’s Little Bites snacks - U.S. - Mom Start *RC

“The Devils You Know” (hardback) and “Ghoster” (ARC) - U.S. - *RC

Saturday, October 26, 2019

My 2019 Holiday Gift Guide, and A Little About Me!

I wanted this year's Holiday Gift Guide to be special, and different. As I haven't done one in the past two years and I feel that I've learned a lot since then. This time last year, my family and I were on vacation in southern California with my parents and other family. Now, this year, my children and I, find ourselves living with my parents. We moved to California this year in June, and we are hoping to move out in July next year. Being here is tough. As my parents don't like it when my girls scream or raise their voices or get upset. I hide in the bedroom most of the time because the house isn't mine.

My goal is to move to another state and rent a house for a short time, maybe 6 months, so we will unpack some things, but not everything. Then, I'd like to BUY a house of my own, of our own. I want to live some place where my children and I can put down roots and be comfortable in our own home, their school, with our neighbors and with their classmates. But most of all, I want a house that is OURS where we can leave our shoes where ever we want to for the most part, within reason, and no one can say anything about it! So if I walk in the door and leave my shoes by the door, so be it! It's MY front door and I will leave my shoes where I want them! Well, let's pray that our do Lucy doesn't decide to start chewing them up, then, maybe we might have to rethink this option. But Lucy normally isn't out in the house at night where she can tear into things! So this should work, and we are hoping to find some place where we can feel comfortable and spread our wings. So maybe Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Idaho, Montana, Virginia, maybe Pennsylvania? I have no idea, but some place out that way! As I can't afford to live in California at all. Even with a full time job and child support, we'd never pay anything off and I'd always be living paycheck to paycheck. Plus, child support runs out in 11 years, then what? I'd have to find a room to rent, and pray they'll let me bring my cat! Yes, a CAT!!! I haven't had a cat since I was 24, maybe 25 years old! I want a cat darn it!

My Holiday Gift Guide will feature gifts for the family, family games, books to ready as a family, some other items too, but I'm trying to stay away from toys if I can. I want more items that bring families closer together!

So if you'd like your product(s) to be featured in my Holiday Gift Guide, please check the "2019 Holiday Gift Guide Information" Page above! Or if you know someone, please send them this page link! Thank you!

"How Winston Delivered Christmas" Book Review & #Giveaway! (U.S./CAN) Ends 11/10 #HolidayGiftGuide #ChristmasGiftGuide


How Winston Delivered Christmas is an adorable interactive children's book for young readers throughout the holiday season: How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T. Smith (Silver Dolphin Books; ISBN: 978-1684129836; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 6-8; 176 pages).

About the book:
When a mouse named Winston finds a lost letter addressed to Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, he sets off an unforgettable journey to personally deliver the letter to Santa! How Winston Delivered Christmas is a heart-warming story, organized in twenty-four and a half chapters, to share during the countdown to Christmas. Starting on December 1st, children can read a chapter a day, and each chapter is followed with a fun and festive holiday activity to complete. This illustrated advent story tells of the adventures of an adorable mouse and how a good deed can lead to a very happy ending, in a beautiful hardcover that can be treasured year after year.


Each chapter includes it's very own festive activity for all the family to enjoy together – including writing a letter to Father Christmas, making mince pies, designing your very own Christmas cards, making presents, creating decorations, and so much more!

The flapped paperback version of the book, features a festively foiled cover and artwork on beautiful paper, making it the perfect Christmas gift.

Order your copy today on Amazon for $13.19, or check if it's available for purchase at your local book retailer!


My Review:
"How Winston Delivered Christmas" is a cute story book with 25 days worth of stories. This book is meant to be read starting December 1st, and finishing the last chapter on Christmas Day, December 25th. I didn't read past the first chapter because I want to share this book with my children starting December 1st! It would be a great tradition to add to the few we already have created around the holidays. Everyday after you read the chapter, there is something suggested like making ornaments, baking cookies, making a paper chain, paper snowflakes, and more! There's even lyrics to some famous Christmas Carols on the back pages! You and your children or grandchildren will love sharing this book together this December, and every December for years to come! The book also includes a ribbon/bookmark!

GIVEAWAY!

Enter below using the Giveaway Tools form for a chance to Win your own copy of "How Winston Delivered Christmas" Children's Book! Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canada residents, 18 year or older. Giveaway ends 11/10/2019.


Disclosure: I received a copy of ""How Winston Delivered Christmas" Children's Book from Silver Dolphin books in exchange for my review and giveaway post. No other compensation was exchange or received.



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