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.


Blinded by the Light




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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.

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.

“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

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

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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.

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