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Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Backyard Bop by Red Yarn CD Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given a preview copy of the music to listen to. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 




I love the new children's music being released these days. On August 7, Red Yarn is releasing their new album, Backyard Bop. They feature country styles with catchy rhythms to keep kids of all ages engaged and entertained. My favorite song on the new album is "Jump for Joy." It's just plain fun to listen (and jump) to. While my kids are older now, we still enjoyed jamming out. They also thought "Critters in my Garden" was another winning song. 


Here's the music video for Critters in My Garden - Enjoy!




From Red Yarn: 
I want to see y'all dancing, playing & creating! Post a photo or video of your family’s party on social media with the hashtag #BackyardBop. Tag me - @redyarnpdx on IG or @redyarn on FB - and I'll share it! Once I see everyone's pictures, I'll choose one lucky family to receive a signed copy of the new album plus our other five CDs. Five more winners will get a free digital download.


Would you like to win a copy of the new Backyard Bop Album? 

Enter here: 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Moving Beyond Anxiety by David Chadwick - Book Review

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

David Chadwick's newest book offers us 12 ways God can help you conquer anxiety. This book is one that he had started to write about two years ago, but it totally relevant today. In Moving Beyond Anxiety, David Chadwick takes us step by step through Identifying Anxiety and Overcoming Anxiety. I read the book through and got so much out of it that I am now re-reading one chapter at a time (trying to read one each day) to really take in all of the information and meditate on how to overcome anxiety. 

I find it interesting that David Chadwick started writing this two years ago to expose negative emotion that is a cause of teen suicide. He never imagined that the release of this book would happen during a worldwide pandemic. Each chapter has timely information from a counseling perspective, connects to scripture and gives references. Sometimes there are exercises to practice to help overcome anxiety, and then there are Final Thoughts. The Final Thoughts in my copy of the book are highlighted, underlined and have notes. 

The 12 Strategies found in this book are:
● Focus on Faith                     ● Remember
● Pray                                      ● Sing
● Fast                                      ● Remember Your Body
● Cast                                      ● Develop an Eternal Perspective
● Consider Creation                ● Get Good Teammates
● Ponder the Prepositions       
● Realize God Do Not Give You a Spirit of Fear


About David Chadwick:
David Chadwick is presently the pastor of Moments of Hope Church in Charlotte, N.C. He has been a pastor for almost 40 years. He played basketball under the legendary coach, Dean Smith, at the University of North Carolina and was a member of the Final Four 1969 team. David also has a graduate counseling psychology degree from the University of Florida and an MDiv and DMin from Columbia Theological Seminary. These post graduate degrees have allowed David to combine therapeutic counseling theories with biblical truth. David is the author of nine books and hosts a weekly talk show on faith and values on WBT in Charlotte, N.C. He has been married to the love of his life, Marilynn, for 42 years and has three children, Bethany, David Banner, and Michael. They have given David and Marilynn seven grandchildren.

I highly recommend getting a copy of Moving Beyond Anxiety here. And you can learn more about the book and David Chadwick on his Facebook Page.   


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Wednesday, June 03, 2020

Lindsay Munroe’s First Kids’ Album: I Am Kind Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I was given a digital album exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.



I was so excited to share this album with you. I listened to the songs and not only are the tunes catchy and fun to listen to, but the lyrics are words I want poured into my children. With song titles like the cover title, "I am Kind" and "Every one of us Belongs," I wanted to listen. When I heard the songs "I Can Dream" and I knew I had to share this album with you. 

When I read about Lindsay to learn more about the compassion and love of children that comes thought the songs, I discovered she has three children with autism. And I knew I had to support a fellow autism mom who is working to be the change she wants to see in the world. 




From the Troubrador Label Press Release: 

This is the first Troubadour album featuring an artist other than Raffi in decades. Munroe is a lifelong fan of Raffi’s music. In June 2019, she and her youngest daughter attended Raffi’s concert in Worcester, MA. Meeting Raffi backstage, Lindsay was delighted when he said he was a fan of her “Sing Along with Lindsay” videos on YouTube. Over time, Raffi enjoyed hearing Lindsay’s original children’s songs, inspired by her own kids, and he suggested that she record an album.  She agreed and was thrilled when Raffi offered to produce it.
Raffi suggested that Munroe’s album include children’s classics like “This Little Light of Mine” and “Frère Jacques,” as well as Raffi’s own signature tunes “The More We Get Together” and “De Colores.” Munroe’s love of traditional folk music is reflected in the tracks “Peace Like a River” and “Bluebird Bluebird.” Raffi’s familiar voice and his playing (guitar, ukulele, electric piano, bongos, and train whistle) enrich this album, and the energetic voices of Munroe’s three children add to the feeling of joining a sing-along with family and friends. Raffi says that Munroe “brings traditional songs to life with charm and a calm energy, just right for kids.”
Munroe is a passionate advocate of diversity and inclusion, whose singalong sessions delight youngsters at libraries and preschools near her home in Massachusetts. A self-taught multi-instrumentalist and mother of three children with autism, she found inspiration in the Raffi Foundation’s online course in Child Honouring. Her songs reflect the Child Honouring principles of Respectful Love, Diversity, Caring Community, Emotional Intelligence, and Nonviolence.
Indeed, positivity and hope exude the title track “I Am Kind” and “Every One of Us Belongs.”  With her golden voice and singalong melodies, Munroe offers both inspiration and practical tools for all children, including those who are neurodiverse.

As a mom of a young adult with autism, this information wasn't new to me, but I was happy to see it being shared in the press release. 
Research shows that music can help people with autism to improve skills in areas such as communication, sensory issues, behavior, cognition, perceptual/motor skills, and self-reliance. Deeply sensitive to special needs children, Munroe speaks directly to those who may need a little encouragement. As Raffi notes, songs such as “Ok to Make Mistakes” and “Waiting Nicely” are “positive affirmations that kids can internalize for those times they might need a melodic reminder that they are indeed capable people. With the current emphasis in education on social and emotional learning and on inclusion, Lindsay’s songs are a gift to the emotional intelligence in the social and playful learning of children in their early years.”
If you'd like to see the weekly activity sheets or listen to a sampling of the new album, please visit Lindsay Munroe's website and download and listen.  
Would you like to win a digital copy of Lindsay Munroe's album? Enter below


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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

MaskMarket.com #CustomFaceMask Review and Giveaway

Disclosure: I received a custom face mask in exchange for my review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Have you had troubles finding masks that you can get quickly? I know I have been on waiting lists for 3-5 weeks for a mask. When I found out about MaskMarket.com, I was thrilled. Masks ship within 24 hours. 

Let me repeat that....
Masks Ship within 24 hours. 


 

Masks are Made in the USA.
Every mask purchased also equals a mask donated. 


I ordered the Aurora Borealis Mask, and I didn't realize it has a pocket and comes with a filter. I was impressed. It shipped the very day I ordered it and arrived in 2 days to my location in the midwest. I love it. It fits well and comes with grips that adjust the elastic smaller if needed. I will be using to make my mask fit even better, but it's comfortable and easy to wear. And--let's face it, I want to look good wearing my mask, too. Be sure to check out all of the designs to choose from at MaskMarket.com





Would you like to win a Custom Face Mask? Enter below for your chance to win. 

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Harlem Globetrotters World Tour - Save 25%

Disclosure: I was provided tickets in exchange for my post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 




Guess who is coming back to town? You got it - the Original Harlem Globetrotters. If you've not seen their show (or haven't been in a while), you really need to check it out. And keep reading because my readers get 25% off their tickets. Everyone wins!



All-New Harlem Globetrotters 
Pushing The Limits World Tour

This is more than a basketball game. It is more than a show. It is the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new, larger-than-life world tour. You'll be on your feet, out of your seat, laughing until it hurts and loving every moment. The 5th Quarter - The game isn't over after the final shot! Meet your favorite Globetrotter courtside after the game to get an autograph and photo. Don't miss out - get your tickets today and save SAVE 25% for ALL Harlem Globetrotters Games with promo code FUNFAM Must purchase 14 days before Game Date. https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule




Save 25% with Promo Code: FUNFAM at https://www.harlemglobetrotters.com/world-tour/schedule



My family will be there - hope you will join us for the tradition, the basketball game, and the fun! 




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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  • Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. 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. 
  • 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.
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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.
ENTER TO WIN A DVD FOR YOUR FAMILY

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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.

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. 
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