Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Introducing Softsoap's New Limited Edition Body Washes for Winter!

I was so excited to learn that Softsoap has released their new limited edition body washes for winter! If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that I'm a huge fan of Softsoap body washes, and I always look forward to see what new fragrance they will release next. This time, they've introduced the following:

Frosted Wish
Relish the rich scent of sweet cherry and welcome the magic of the holiday season with the new limited edition Frosted Wish moisturizing body wash. Let the smell of fresh cherries transform your shower into a sensory wonderland, while the creamy formula leaves skin feeling soft and smooth all winter.

I have been using the Frosted Wish body wash for several weeks now, and I just love the way it smells! It's really rich and creamy, and a little bit goes a long way. I love how wonderful my skin feels after taking a shower with this body wash.

Iced Kiss
Welcome winter by treating your senses to the festive fragrance of peppermint with the new limited edition Iced Kiss moisturizing body wash. The invigorating kiss of peppermint will awaken your senses, while the rich formula leaves skin soft and radiant all season long.

Peppermint is one of my all-time favorite scents when it comes to body products, so I was thrilled to learn about Iced Kiss! This scent makes me feel happy and tingly all over, not to mention that it reminds me of my favorite holiday season! Like all Softsoap body washes, it's super moisturizing, and I know it will help to keep my skin in good shape when cooler weather strikes.

Softsoap Frosted Wish and Iced Kiss body washes will be available from November 2017-March 2018 for a limited time at Walmart. They're only $2.97 for a generously sized 18-ounce bottle! I hope you'll pick up some for yourself and the special people on your gift list this year. Learn more about Softsoap products at Softsoap.com.



Disclosure: I received complimentary product sames for review from Colgate-Palmolive. However, all opinions are 100% my own.

Update Your Home Affordably and Beautifully with Artwork from Photowall! (Includes 20% Off Discount Code)


Our budget has been tight lately, and we’ve had to put off many upgrades to our house, but one of the things I’ve been able to do to freshen up the look of our living room is to get a canvas print from Photowall! Their artwork is beautiful and highly affordable. You can choose from more than 4,000 prints or use your own photo. And you can get either a canvas print or a mural.


Check out the gorgeous print I found for my wall. It’s called Birch Grove Night. It comes in 6 different color variations, but I chose Sepia to match my brown furniture.

The really unique feature about Photowall’s canvas prints is that you can order them in almost any dimension you’d like (I chose a large one measuring approximately 59 x 31.5 inches) and include a do-it-yourself frame! Look how easy it was to put our beautiful picture together:

My print and frame arrived in this compact box.

This is what was inside the box!

We flipped over the print, peeled the adhesive tape off one of the sides of the frame, and placed it along one side.

We did the same for all four sides.

After folding up the pre-cut corners and attaching brackets (supplied), we flipped the sides of the frame in so they all fit together nicely.


We screwed the sides together, and our picture was ready. Everything we needed was included! 
Our picture was done and ready to hang! 
(You can print out directions or watch a video here to learn how to assemble your frame. It was really easy. Anyone can do it!)

I love my living room's new look!

Of course, you can order only the canvas if you already have a frame you want to use. Or get your picture as a mural! The murals include wallpaper paste so you can apply them to the wall yourself.

I have to admit that I had a difficult time choosing a print because there are so many beautiful pieces of art to choose from. If you have something specific in mind, you can do a keyword search or check out the various categories they have, such as Children, Architecture, Nature, Landscapes, People, and much more. Prices vary according to the size you select, but they are extremely reasonable. You can even ask for customizations to the artwork. Want a different color or to remove an object from the photo? No problem! Ask for a quote to make the change. And fast, free shipping is available in the U.S.!


I can’t say enough good things about Photowall. I will definitely be checking them out again when I’m ready to update another room. My living room practically looks like new with the gorgeous new picture, which has received so many compliments.

Would you like to check out Photowall yourself? This lovely Swedish company is now offering a 20% off code for my readers! Use the promo code below when you check out on their website to receive the discount off your order.

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Visit Photowall at the following:
Website: http://us.photowall.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photowall
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/photowall_sweden/
Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/photowall/



Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review, but all opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (November 18-24, 2017)

Welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! This week, I am so thankful for all of you who visit my blogs. May you and your family have a joyous Thanksgiving filled with love and gratitude. Let's celebrate the holiday by entering some giveaways! Check back daily to see what new prizes are up for grabs in the linky below, as well as on my right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, be sure to share it with us in the linky below. Don't forget to share this page on your social media sites so we can all celebrate the season of giving by winning!







Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The Endless Fart Book Tour and Giveaway for a $5 Amazon Gift Card and eBook


The Endless Fart
by Beatriz Rare
Genre: Children's Picture Book

This is a very special day for Ralph the elephant, but a serious farting problem is turning it into one of the most difficult days of his life. A journey of strength and courage is the path for this adorable character. Ralph will learn that being himself and telling the truth is always the best idea. 

The unique and hilarious illustrations of this story are guaranteed to make any child laugh. Is this stinky gas bound to ruin Ralph’s whole day, or will he be able to control this endless fart?





Beatriz Rare lives in San Francisco with her husband and son. She was an educator for 35 years. Besides teaching, she's always had a passion for drawing and writing. She especially likes to tell stories that make children laugh as well as learn.



Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts and a giveaway!






Monday, November 13, 2017

CD Review and Giveaway: ALPHA/OMEGA by Kutless


I’m very pleased to share the good news that Kutless has released a new CD! Read on to learn more about the band, their new CD, ALPHA/OMEGA, as well as read a review and enter to win a copy of the CD!

About Kutless:
Since signing to BEC Recordings in 2001, Kutless has transformed from a new rock band to a staple artist in the industry that has multi-format, top-charting hits, sold millions of records and more than eight million streams. Launched by original members Jon Micah Sumrall (lead vocals) and guitarist James Mead, the band formed first as a modern rock/worship band at Warner Pacific College in Portland in 2000. Kutless has two RIAA Gold-selling albums for Strong Tower and Live from Portland. The band has had 12 No. 1 radio singles across all formats including their major hits "Strong Tower,” "What Faith Can Do" and "Carry Me to the Cross.”

After more than 15 years together and reaching fans around the world, Kutless continues to be focused on sharing the Gospel with a younger generation that is searching for answers.

“We really believe that music can make a difference in people’s lives,” shares Jon Micah Sumrall. “Music is an incredibly powerful tool that can break down walls and allow us to communicate a message of hope to people who may not listen otherwise. We are still recording and performing because we really do believe it makes a difference. We hear stories all the time from people who share with us how a concert or a song has radically impacted their life, and it’s these types of testimonies that keep us going year after year.”

In 2012, Kutless formed EOTA Ministries (End of The Age) to expand their evangelistic outreach around the globe. EOTA is the non-profit arm that aids Kutless in hosting large, free outreach concerts and events. In 2015, they partnered with other organizations to bring concerts to Kiev, Ukraine and other cities for six events -- the largest of their kind in that country. The next year, Kutless returned to 11 cities in Ukraine as well as in Belarus, a communist country, where more than 100,000 heard the Gospel and over 40,000 commitments to Christ.

With their upcoming album ALPHA/OMEGA, Kutless has created a collection of rock and worship songs of both original and cover tracks that are true to who the band has been for the last 17 years. They wanted to create a project that would engage the Christian community and have the greatest impact. The songs are true to who the band is at their core -- rock and worship. ALPHA/OMEGA features a new version of “Strong Tower” as well as the debut radio single “King of My Heart.”


Review of ALPHA /OMEGA by Kutless
Reviewed by D.T.

ALPHA/OMEGA, Kutless’ newest album, seems to make two statements. The first is that they belong in the worship scene. This album is comprised mostly of covers, either of their own music or of other popular worship songs. That being said, they find new and interesting ways to make these well-known songs uplifting and powerful. “Cornerstone,” although it is an old hymn that has been sung countless times, both in its hymnal version and by Hillsong United’s talented chorus, feels fresh and introspective when being sung by Jon Micah Sumrall. Their previous hit, “Strong Tower,” is also reprised in a worship format, and though it is familiar, uses the piano to create an atmosphere of mysticism and praise, in comparison to the original which was more focused on being driving and powerful.

The second statement the album makes is that this is where their heart truly lies. Although Kutless has had a history as a rock band, their music selection and sincerity show that they have a heart for worship and want to sing about it. In particular, I think it shows in one of their original songs, “Shepherd of My Soul.” The song makes a point that everything they have is not because of them, but because of God who provides for them. In it, the music is just as responsible as the lyrics for creating the message, and the message feels genuine and true. It’s also shown in their choice of the song “No Wonder (Roar of the Rugged Cross),” which has some graphic, primal images and feelings, but ultimately a feeling of reverence. Altogether, this album sounds like Kutless wants you to know that their heart is in these words, whether they were carefully selected, borrowed, or crafted.

Watch this video of “King of My Heart”:




GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner (from the continental U.S. only) will receive a Kutless ALPHA/OMEGA CD! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway will end on Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST. 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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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.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (November 11-17, 2017)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! Fall is in full swing -- let's celebrate by entering some giveaways! Bookmark this page so you can check back daily to see all the new giveaways that have been added to the linky and my right sidebar. If you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us in the linky below. And don't forget to tell all your social media friends about the Super Saturday Giveaway Linky!







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Disclosure: I will receive a complimentary product sample to facilitate an upcoming review and giveaway.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

Weirdo Academy Blog Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway for an Echo Dot


The Accidental Quarterback
(Weirdo Academy #1)
by Charles Curtis
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books

Alexander Graham Ptuiac, the son of an inventor, dreams of playing football. But his dreams are thwarted by his lack of athleticism and overall lanky build. Like any kid with a dream, Alex tries out anyway, just in case. If nothing else, maybe he can win the role of water boy. So when Alex suddenly manifests superhuman powers during football tryouts, Alex can’t believe his good luck. He’s got game! But his new abilities can get him kicked off the team, unless Alex can keep it a secret long enough to find out how the heck he got this way. Enter Dex, a diminutive classmate who can somehow jump as high as ten feet in the air. Now, Alex isn’t the only one at school with a secret. Except, the boys have caught the attention of some pretty nefarious adults, intent on making sure neither Alex nor Dex make it through the season.The only thing stranger than Alexander Graham Ptuiac, accidental quarterback, is the shocking truth about himself and his parents. When truth is stranger than fiction and adults are out to get you, there’s only one thing to do. Play ball!

The Impossible Pitcher
(Weirdo Academy #2)
by Charles Curtis
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Tantrum Books/Month9Books

Alex and Dex are local heroes. Suddenly, everyone wants to be friends with Alex, Dex and Sophi. But someone more powerful than any of them lurks in the background, keeping a close watch until it’s time to swoop in and capture them. Still, Alex tries to maintain some semblance of normalcy — in the offseason, he wants to play baseball. As Alex becomes a formidable pitcher, his powers grow and so does his obsession with controlling them. With Alex finding less and less time for Dex and Sophi, Dex discovers his cat-like abilities start to disappear soon after he starts spending time with a girl. As the friends struggle to maintain their friendships, that mysterious someone gets closer and closer. Can the three friends find their way back to one another before it’s too late? Or will middle school tear them apart for good?

Goodreads:
The Accidental Quarterback
The Impossible Pitcher

Purchase Links:
The Accidental Quarterback:
Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks
The Impossible Pitcher:
Google Play | BAM | Chapters | Indies | Amazon | B&N | Kobo | TBD | iBooks

A Guest Post from the Author

How did you come up with the idea for this series?

Weirdo Academy began, weirdly enough, with an idea that I ended up ditching pretty much right away.

Years ago, while driving in a car with my parents (who both happen to be fellow writers), my mom pitched me an idea: “You should write about vampires playing football. It’d make for a cool series for kids.”

I immediately rejected it: Vampires were so overdone at the time thanks to pop culture staples like Twilight. But I immediately focused on one image: A vampire leaping 10 feet in the air to catch a football. I immediately imagined it as the cover to this hypothetical series and it stuck with me. I thought about it for weeks: If the kid catching a ball could leap 10 feet into the air and he wasn’t a vampire, what special power would help him do it? And what about the quarterback throwing him the ball? Would he be “normal” or would he also have superhuman abilities?

That was it. I knew right away I could use the adage of “write what you know” to turn this into a series. Inspired by the thousand comic books I collected growing up and my experience as a sportswriter, I created a world in which middle schoolers discover they’re secret football- and baseball-playing superheroes.

Please note: There isn’t a single vampire in the series, but they -- along with my mother -- turned out to be an inspiration.



About the Author
Charles Curtis a sportswriter for USA Today’s For The Win. He has reported and written for other publications including ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, Bleacher Report, NJ.com, TV Guide and Entertainment Weekly. He lives in New York City with his wife and son.


Giveaway Details:

One (1) winner will receive an Echo Dot!

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017

2nd Annual Turkey Day Hop: Giveaway for a World Vision Prize Pack Worth Over $500!

This year, I have a lot to be thankful for, and I’m sure you do, too! To show our thanks to our readers, Anderson's Angels, This Mama's Life, The More the Merrier and Woven by Words are very excited to bring you the 2nd Annual Turkey Day Giveaway Event! We've teamed up with some wonderful bloggers to bring you another great giveaway event! Each blog has gathered a prize package worth $15 or more, so be sure to visit each blog and enter!


My sponsor for the 2nd Annual Turkey Day Giveaway Event this year is World Vision! I strongly encourage you to do your holiday shopping through World Vision’s Gift Catalog because their gifts have a multiplier effect—positively impacting the giver, receiver and those in need. Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has given people the opportunity to better the lives of children, adults and communities in the U.S. and around the world through hundreds of gifts in all different areas of need: clean water, food, education, sexual exploitation, job training and others. In fiscal year 2016, more than 112,000 people donated more than 274,000 items from the Gift Catalog helping people around the world. Eliminate shopping guilt, and join World Vision's efforts to tackle poverty and injustice around the world, helping children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential.

When a donation is made to World Vision's “Where Most Needed” fund, donors can choose from different items (like those featured below) to receive as a meaningful memento of their gift.

The Heaton Hope Bracelet ($100) – This year, everyone’s favorite TV mom, Patricia Heaton, has partnered with World Vision to design the Patricia Heaton Hope Bracelet. The name was purposely chosen to encourage people to feel hopeful about our world and to give hope, through generosity, to those in need.

Vietnamese Tote ($100) – Disabled Vietnamese women gain independence by creating these beautiful hand-embroidered purses.

African Soapstone Box ($85) – Talented artisans bring raw stone to life with etched designs and hand dyed finishes that showcase modern African creativity and provide a sustainable way out of poverty.

Charm Necklace ($100) – Made by a gold and silver plating specialist in India, the unique and elegant charms make this necklace a subtle statement piece.

Infinity Scarf ($75) – This fashion-forward accessory is made by artisans in India who are trained in the loom industry to attain skills and a sustainable livelihood.


Wraparound Ring ($55) – A vibrant, adjustable ring with aqua and blue chalcedony stones set in metal, made by female artisans in India.

Prices in the Gift Catalog are subject to change

I received samples of these gifts, and they are all so pretty! Whenever I wear the scarf or jewelry, people always ask where I got them and comment on how lovely they are. And I LOVE the Vietnamese Tote. It is super-soft and well-made, with reinforced handles, and even a zipper at top to keep my belongings dry and clean. The African soapstone box is adorable, with a beautiful giraffe on the lid. It’s just the right size for holding small earrings or mementos. Any of these items would make an impressive gift, especially with the knowledge that they also help someone in need. Please visit World Vision’s Gift Catalog to start your holiday shopping! Visit World Vision on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, too.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive all six (6) of the items featured above, courtesy of the World Vision Gift Catalog, worth more than $500! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, November 22, 2017.

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Now hop around to the other blogs participating in this hop for the chance to win more great prizes!







Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review, but all opinions are 100% my own. Hosts & participating hop bloggers of the 2nd Annual Turkey Day Event are not responsible for sponsors or self-sponsoring bloggers that do not fulfill prize obligations.