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Friday, November 22, 2019

Ugly Christmas Sweater Review and Giveaway

Disclaimer: I was given a sweater in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



It's the most wonderful time of the year! And with all the holiday festivities comes the ever popular Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest. If you know you have one (or more) contests coming up, be sure to check out all the offerings at the UglyChristmasSweater.com website. They have the largest selection I've found for Sweaters, Pajamas (including lounge pants, pajamas and onsies), and Christmas Suits. 


Onsie

Sequined Jacket


Check out these items I found on the website. I got a Deadpool Ugly Christmas Sweater. It is such high quality and is sized just as I expected it to be. 
Deadpool Sweater


Amazing detail on the sweaters
3-D Sweater


Would you like to win your own Ugly Christmas Sweater? Enter below for your chance to win!



Rules:
You must live in the United States
You must be age 18 or older to win
If you have won a prize from our sponsor UglyChristmasSweater.com in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.
If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.

Winners have 24 hour hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be selected. 


Saturday, August 03, 2019

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Onsies and Pajamas Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided a pair of PJ pants in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



We just finished July - and do you know what July 25 marked? It marked the 5 months until Christmas date. Since I work in a holiday-driven field for my day job, I am always aware of Christmas in July and how it really does remind us that we are on the downhill slide to the big day. 

So when UglyChristmasSweater.com contacted me to discuss a review, I was all in. I thought I would be reviewing the sweaters, but when I found out they have Onsies and Pajamas, I was floored. Then I was laughing. I still laugh every time I look at their website. They have THE FUNNIEST options. 

Check out some of your choices (please note most aren't truly ugly--they are funny as can be): 


Buddy the Elf Onsie
Christmas Vacation's
Sh*tter's Full PJ Pants
Chewbacca PJ Pants
Navy Snowflakes Onsie

 



I chose to try the PewdiePie Lounge Pants. I can't even tell you how comfortable they are. The inside is fleece lined and both the outside and inside are so soft. These are the kind of pants I can wear all day around the house and never get uncomfortable. They are so amazing. 

PewdiePie Lounge Pants
Closeup of Design
Would you like to win your choice of a Onsie or Pajamas? Enter below. 


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  • If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. 
  • Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 
  • Winner must reside in USA
  • Winner has 24 hours to respond to winning email or another winner will be chosen.
  • Coolestmommy's Coolest Thoughts is not responsible for delivery of prize package and can not be held liable.



Good luck!

Sunday, March 17, 2019

"Other Bodies" Book by Joel Ohman

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



"Other Bodies" was not the book I expected it to be, but it was worth the read. It's a Young Adult book by Joel Ohman, but young people and adults alike will really like this read. His futuristic dystopian Philadelphia is in some ways eerily similar to present day America. Hattie's life is looking up. She has a new job, new friends and more going for her. She is getting her life back on track. But in a world where AI isn't all that artificial and VR is more real than virtual, you sometimes learn things you didn't want to learn from the body scanning bots. Now Hattie has more big choices to make. 

Hattie is a likable character. She's caring and kind, but has a tough as nails exterior that she shows when needed. Her new friends at work are fun people and she's building a new future for herself. Even so, there is always the hint of regret that we see and feel from her. And after she makes new choices, we see the regret growing greater inside of her and threatening to overcome her. Thankfully, her new friends see bits of that regret and pain and do their best to help her work through it. 

In the end, it comes down to the question, "How far would you go to undo your greatest regret?" I couldn't get past the idea of that question and found myself staying up late to finish this book as fast as I could. Joel Ohman writes a gripping tale that draws you in and keeps you wanting to see what happens next. 

Purchase "Other Bodies" here

About the author:
Joel Ohman lives in Tampa, FL with his wife Angela and their three kids. His writing companion is Caesar, a slightly overweight Bull Mastiff who loves to eat the tops off of strawberries.



Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  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.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Mack Brock “Covered” CD - Releases 3/22/19

Disclosure: I will be provided a CD for promoting the release. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



Great news in the world of Christian Music! Mack Brock is releasing his new CD titled "Covered" on March 22, 2019. There are five new studio recordings on this CD. I'm pretty excited because Mack Brock is touring with Hillsong UNITED on their Summer U.S. Tour--that I am going to go see! Just one more reason to be excited about a concert where we get to worship together. 


PRE-ORDER now to get the EP and if you pre-order, you will get the single "I Am Loved". You can check out the single "I Am Loved" in the video below. Amazing listening. I'm looking forward to hearing the entire album. You can pre-order here





ABOUT MACK BROCK
Mack Brock’s greatest passion is to lead people into a heightened awareness of the presence of God and to see individuals experience the breakthrough God has for them through worship. He has been a worship leader for over 15 years and co-wrote “O Come To The Altar,” “Resurrecting,” “Here As In Heaven,” and “Do It Again”- each have had a significant impact on the church worldwide. Three of Mack’s songs have landed in the Top 50 on CCLI, and four in the Top 100 CCLI songs.
Mack served as the music producer and a key worship leader with Elevation Worship for a decade, and has led thousands in worship in arenas and auditoriums all across the United States. Mack is married with 2 children and lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.




Disclosure:  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing the product/product information. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did/will receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Ellie Claire Gifts - Art Journals Review

Disclosure: I was provided copies of the journals in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



I was given the unique opportunity to review three journal books. I wasn't really sure what to expect so when I opened the box to pull them out, I was instantly amazed at the quality of the books I held in my hands. I received Faith and Lettering Journal, The Illustrated Word, and Illuminate Your Story from Ellie Claire Gifts. These books are absolutely stunning to look at and to hold. And working in them was a sensory plus. Overall, all three books are made with thick, high-quality paper and covers that feel old fashioned--thick, sturdy, and embossed. The paper is high quality to keep any ink from bleeding through. 

FAITH AND LETTERING






Faith and Lettering is a journal designed to help inspire you to create while writing. It helps teach you basic lettering skills and embellishments. There are beautifully illustrated inspirational quotes and scriptures throughout to remind you of who you are in the Lord. You are His Masterpiece, you are Beautiful, you are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made. You can purchase Faith and Lettering here


Faith and Lettering
Faith and Lettering




Faith and Lettering

THE ILLUSTRATED WORD






This Journal is just as described on the back of the book. The style is absolutely as wonderful as what the monks used to create when they copied and wrote Scriptures. Each page has a work of art and many of the two page spreads have art to color on one side and the original on the other. The paper is thick like parchment paper in those ancient manuscripts. I love looking at these ancient pictures and the details put into them. This journal was the most 'old-fashioned' in my mind, but became my absolute favorite. I love turning the page to see another work of art. It was so pleasing to me both in the visual sense and in the tactile sense of holding and turning the pages. You can purchase The Illustrated Word here. 


The Illustrated Word
The Illustrated Word


ILLUMINATE YOUR STORY




 






















This journal was one that grew on me. I don't know why it took me so long to understand the premise. If you think of old books and Bibles, you will remember how chapters or pages would start with a vibrant, square, large letter to start the writing. This journal teaches you how to create these beautiful leading letters. In addition, each page of the journal starts with a verse or quote to inspire. This journal intrigues me the most. I did start working on creating some of these corner letters, but I'm not confidant enough yet to share. But the instructions make it so easy that even I--who considers myself art challenged--believe I can successfully create and eventually share my art. I see this skill reaching beyond journaling and into other areas of cards and letters to friends. You can purchase Illuminate Your Story here. 




Illuminate Your Story
Illuminate Your Story




Illuminate Your Story


I most sincerely hope people everywhere will look at these books and consider not only journaling, but learning to journal with a style that enhances what you write. 

Friday, November 16, 2018

Hillsong Kids DVD - Can You Believe It? Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given a copy of the DVD in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


I don't know about you, but our family thoroughly enjoys music from Hillsong. As a mom, I also love the ministry HIllsong has for children. Their newest Hillsong Kids DVD (and CD), is filled with songs that are scripturally based and draw people into worship. The videos are dynamic and draw in not only young people, but adults (like me) as well. I find it to be amazing to watch children enter into worshiping the Lord while watching and singing along with the DVD.  

If you love Hillsong music, you will want to have this DVD. With songs such as Oceans (Where Feet May Fail), I Give You My Hallelujah, What A Beautiful Name, and much more. Be sure to enter my giveaway below to win your own copy. Or purchase here from Hillsong

From the producers:
“Can You Believe It!? - Songs of Truth” is both a question and a challenge... a
statement of gratitude to a loving God and an invitation to explore the very foundations of faith. Classic songs like “My Best Friend”, “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” and “What A Beautiful Name” join brand new declarations of faith such as “As The World Shakes” and “Heaven Is Our Home”. We pray that this collection of fun and vibrant songs, help children around the world to declare biblical truths about God’s love and grace for them.
About Hillsong: 
Hillsong believes that teaching children to love God and others takes place in
both the home and in the church. For this reason they seek to partner with parents (the greatest teachers of all!) and with church pastors and leaders, equipping them with great resources. Through fun experiences, meaningful music and ministry that encourages kids to participate, Hillsong Kids presents Jesus Christ and His Church in a relevant way, creating moments which children will never forget.
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Sunday, February 04, 2018

The Star Movie releasing on DVD and Blu-Ray

Disclosure: I will be  compensated with a free CD or DVD of the movie in exchange for my post. 




THE STAR

The Tale of Faith and Friendship Includes Six Sing-Along Videos 
from Mariah Carey, Fifth Harmony, Kelsea Ballerini, 
A Great Big World, and Kirk Franklin 

Includes a Dance Along, “How-to” Crafts Video and Much More 
Available on Digital February 6 and
On Blu-ray + DVD + Digital on February 20


Click here to purchase


I'm so excited to bring this wonderful movie home to enjoy time after time. I can't explain it, but this movie just makes me happy. The message is so pure and uplifting. Even though my children are older, I still find this to be something we can work into our traditions and watch together each year. I was so happy to see there's a DeVon Franklin message that is a Bible study our family can do together to discuss the themes of the movie and how we apply those in our own lives. Content like this makes me happy to be sharing with you. What a treasure and great resource for all of us parents. If you'd like a head start, check out this Facebook Messenger feature. It's free to get started. 


And wait until you see the rest of the bonus content.  The list has me drooling. I can't wait to check out all of these features myself. 

Bonus Materials Include:
·         Star-aoke: Sing-Along with Bo & Friends: In this all new song, sing along with your favorite characters including Bo, Dave, Ruth and the unforgettable camels
·         "Life Is Good" Dance-Along: Shake your tail feathers and move your hooves in this fun dance along
·         Lyric Sing-Along Videos: Enjoy the eclectic and inspiring music of THE STAR with these colorful lyric videos that allow you to sing along with your favorite recording artists
o    “The Star” by Mariah Carey
o    “Can You See” by Fifth Harmony
o    “Children Go Where I Send You” by Kelsea Ballerini
o    “We Three Kings” by Kirk Franklin
o    “Life Is Good” by A Great Big World
·         Sweet and Sparkly Stars: Create star-themed cookies to be enjoyed year round
·         Star Mason Jar Votives: Let the light of THE STAR shine with this simple yet stunning craft
·         Faith All Year Round with DeVon Franklin: A children’s sermon discussing the themes of the film and how to keep the spirit of this inspiring story alive in us every day
·         An All-Star Cast: Meet the stars of the film and explore the exciting voice cast who bring these amazing characters to life


I hope you will enjoy this movie as much as my family does. It's nice to know that wholesome entertainment still exists and that it can be engaging and entertaining for many ages. 

Saturday, November 11, 2017

God's Great Love for You Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Even though my kids are older, I keep a basket of 'children's books' out. I try to fill it with positive and uplifting books for them. It's a little basket of  pick-me-up when they are feeling down, frustrated or needing love. They have not yet seen the new Rick Warren book, "God's Great Love for You" but they are going to love it! I can't wait for us to read this one together (it's going to be our Christmas Eve new book). It's positive and uplifting and says so much in a simple wording and format. Chris Saunders did top-notch illustrations that absolutely bring the words to life and inspire you as you read. 

I think this book will quickly become a favorite on bookshelves everywhere. 

From the publisher about God’s Great Love for You:
God’s Great Love for You, written by #1 New York Times bestselling author and respected pastor Rick Warren, takes children on a whimsical and heartfelt journey that lets them know God’s love is with them wherever they go. With breathtaking illustrations by Chris Saunders, the simple yet poignant text comes alive as a child journeys to places far and near and discovers God’s great love is perfect, and everywhere, and will never end. 
Would you like to win a copy for your family to enjoy? 

Please enter below in the Giveaway Tools form. 
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Harlem Globetrotters - Save 25% off tickets with code

Disclosure: I will be given tickets to the game in exchange for this post and my review of the event. 

Save 25% - Click Here

Have you ever seen the Harlem Globetrotters live? If not, I promise you're missing out. We have gone several times with our children and it's a highlight of our year. It's such a fun, high-energy, family-friendly show. We enjoy getting to see them play and do their tricks (and jokes). Our family laughs out loud all night long and helps cheer the Globetrotters to victory (we hope!)

If you ever saw them as a child, the current team doesn't disappoint. With a star-studded roster featuring Big Easy Lofton, Ant Atkinson, Hi-Lite Bruton, Thunder Law, Bull Bullard and Cheese Chisholm - plus female stars TNT Lister, Ace Jackson and Hoops Green - the Harlem Globetrotters' show is unrivaled in the world of family entertainment. Their 2018 World Tour will showcase incredible ball handling wizardry, rim-rattling dunks, trick shots, hilarious comedy and unequaled fan interaction. After the game, Globetrotter stars will sign autographs and take photos with fans.






My readers will SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM. Offer is valid for ALL games - not just in my region. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Matthew West New CD All In - Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a copy of this CD in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.



For those of you who know me, you know this review was a no-brainer for me to want to do. This girl (and her family) love, Love, LOVE Matthew West and his music. We've been fans for years and I'll never forget that I got the opportunity to meet him at a MOPS Convention years ago. It was a small group of us and a later evening session so it wasn't well attended. (Lucky us!) So when Matthew West made a surprise appearance, it was nothing but fun. He didn't sing, but he took time to meet each of us in the room and talk to us a little bit. I truly loved his music before that time, but watching him take time out of his life to take genuine interest in each one of us was absolutely incredible.

I'm thrilled to announce that his new CD, "All In" has been released. Run (don't walk) and pick up a copy ASAP. I promise you won't be disappointed. I know the radio stations are playing the songs "All in All" and "Broken Things," but I was absolutely blown away by the song "The Beautiful Things We Miss."


Matthew’s heart behind the album:
Matthew wrote his new album All In with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be. Along that same theme, Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?
Be sure to check out the videos (and the behind the scenes).












Would you like to win a copy of this new CD? Be sure to enter below.

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  • Open to residents of US and Canada



Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Patterns of Evidence: Exodus DVD Review and #Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 



I love the sentence on the front of the DVD. It sums up this movie so well, "You never know where a crisis of faith will lead you." While I am a believer, I do encounter my own faith issues. I think it's human nature and a part of life to question faith and what we've been taught. I liked the open approach to this project. They research, present findings, but leave you to draw your own conclusions. I appreciated the lack of pressure presented, making me stay more engaged with the film and the findings.

I wasn't sure I'd love a movie that I consider to be a documentary. But I was drawn in and enjoyed learning some inconsistencies that really set Exodus 200 years before we thought. The conversations sparked while watching this have been incredible for my family and I. I think we will need to watch it a few more times to fully grasp everything we are being shown. Keep reading for a discount code and the opportunity to win a copy for yourself.

About the author/filmmaker/producerTim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. MMG focused its business on television and video production for regional and national companies. In 2014 Tim founded Thinking Man Films & Media as an international documentary & publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim produced numerous productions for Christian organizations including the Billy Graham Association, World Wide Pictures, and Compassion International. Tim also served as the President of the board for the International Christian Visual Media Association (ICVM). Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “PATTERNS OF EVIDENCE: THE EXODUS”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to develop and takes a scientific approach to investigate the events of the biblical Exodus. The overall vision for his film company is to explore “patterns of evidence” that support the biblical narrative and engages the world in a conversation. The film takes a balanced approach and leaves the audience to decide for themselves if the Bible is real history or myth.

About the film
  • Won 13 awards on the film festival circuit in 2014, including a Gold Remi Award winner for Best Director at the Worldfest Houston Intl. Film Festival, the Gold Crown Award for Best Picture and Best Documentary at ICVM 2014, and Official Selection at the Soho International Film Festival in New York.
  • Supplemental resources associated with the film include a nearly 400-page hardcover book, small group Bible study, Movie Event kit, youth version (called Young Explorers), homeschool curriculum and others.
  • It includes powerful interviews with some of the top experts in the fields of archaeology and Egyptology as well as people of influence in the Middle East.
  • The film has an objective, fair-minded and balanced approach. It allows viewpoints from all sides to be heard in a respectful way while asking honest questions of the Bible and scholars’ views. It does not preach and lets the evidence speak for itself. This allows the film to be very shareable with those of different viewpoints.
If you would like to buy the video, use the code MK1 for $3 off the DVD price. (Retails for $19.95.)

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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  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. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
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