Monday, November 19, 2018

Release Blitz: "Our Gift-Giving God," by Andrea Levin Kim


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Christianity, Religion
Date Published: November 19, 2018
Publisher: Lucid Books

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Has Christmas gotten to be just the same old, same old? Do you feel as if you're simply going through the motions, even though you know this should be a season of celebration and worship? Same tree, same Christmas songs, same baked goods.

Come and refresh your hope in Christmas through Our Gift-Giving God. This devotional will take the reader through the traditions and symbols of Christmastime and uncover the deep, gospel truths woven throughout that God has for each and every one of us. Throughout these chapters, you will discover:

A purposeful, firmly planted life
Friendship
Joy
Protection
A new beginning
Provision
Mercy
Unfettered approval

In this eight-day study, you can unwrap the very best gifts and the best news you'll receive all year. Spend time opening the gifts only our gift-giving God can deliver.


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About the Author

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Andrea Kim was born and raised in Houston, Texas. She holds an accounting degree, an MBA, and a law degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She also earned a Masters in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. She has spent well over a decade teaching the Bible at church and serving as head of sermon research for her pastor at Houston’s First Baptist Church. Andrea is an attorney of 20 years, but her passion is to open up the world of God’s exciting truths for others the way they were opened up for her. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Seed Company, a Bible translation organization currently translating the Bible into more than 800 languages.

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Look Your Best for Holiday Photos Thanks to Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White Toothpaste!

I love the holiday season, with lots of food, family, and fun. But one thing I don’t love is all the picture-taking! Yes, I adore getting more pictures of my growing family; I just hate having my own picture taken! Needless to say, if I must go through it, then I want to look my best, and one way to do that is to make sure that my smile is whiter and brighter. Thankfully, I’ve discovered Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White Toothpaste.

We all enjoy those holiday beverages, like flavored coffees, teas and red wine, but they can stain the teeth and give you a dingy smile. But Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White Toothpaste starts working in just three days to help remove those unsightly stains to give you a better holiday smile -- and better family photos! It’s safe for daily use, plus it provides anti-cavity fluoride protection and protects the enamel on your teeth.

Are you going to be flying for the holidays? Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White Toothpaste comes in a 3-ounce tube, so it’s travel-compliant! Grab some for your upcoming trips so you’ll continue to sport a winning smile throughout your holiday adventures.

As for me, I’m going to enjoy my peppermint lattes and sangrias because I’m keeping my teeth looking good thanks to Colgate Optic White Stain-Less White Toothpaste. Pick some up for your family at your local stores and enjoy the holidays. And don’t forget to flash a great big smile for those family photos!



Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Welcome Sweater Weather with Softsoap Hydra Bliss Hand Soap for Your Family!


It's sweater weather! Yes, even here in south Florida, the humidity leaves the air, and we start to feel some cooler temperatures. It's bliss! That blissful feeling is made even better with the use of Softsoap Hydra Bliss Hand Soap! When the weather turns cooler, it tends to dry out the skin, but these hand soaps have a hydrating formula that doesn't strip your hands of their natural moisture.

I'm also a fan because they smell so good! The Softsoap Hydra Bliss Hand Soap collection comes in two scrumptious scents: Coconut Water & Blueberry and Cucumber Water & Mint. These wonderful scents will encourage your family to wash. And they're pretty enough to leave out on the bathroom or kitchen counter to add a splash of color to the room.

With kids in the house, I don't need to tell you that we go through a lot of soap in our house. Fortunately, Softsoap makes clean-up easy and fun. I love their whole line of hand soaps and body washes with a wide variety of scents. Best of all, they're effective in keeping our family's skin feeling soft and smooth, especially during the winter months. Do your family a favor and pick up some Softsoap at your local store today!




Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 17-23, 2018)


Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a wonderful holiday this week with your family and friends. In this season of gratitude, I am so thankful for all of you who read my blogs. Every time I think that I should give up blogging because I don't have time to write as much as I'd like (especially since starting a full-time job this year), your support and kind words keep me going. So, thank you! Now on to the giveaways! If you love entering giveaways, check back each day to see what new prizes have been added to the linky below, as well as my right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it in the linky and post this page on your social media accounts.







Saturday, November 10, 2018

New on Blu-ray and DVD: "The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition"! Giveaway Included (2 Winners)


I have always loved Christmas shows, so I was really excited to hear about the release of The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition! These are the classics that I grew up with and looked forward to watching every year. When I became a mother, I couldn't wait to share these timeless holiday films with my kids! Now these 5 unforgettable stories come together on Blu-ray™ and DVD, available now from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, with all-new bonus features.

Starring the voice talents of Fred Astaire, Jimmy Durante, Mickey Rooney, Danny Thomas, Burl Ives and many more, these favorites also feature some of the most beloved songs of the season and are sure to entertain audiences of all ages for generations to come!

The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition includes:
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)
The Little Drummer Boy (1968)
Cricket on the Hearth (1967)

Bonus features include:

· The Animagic World of Rankin/Bass: An all-new documentary celebrating the legacy of the holiday specials created by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass including interviews with filmmakers and historians.
· Restoring the Puppets of Rudolph: Discover how the puppets from the beloved special were restored.
· Reimagining Rudolph in 4D: A behind-the-scenes look at the making of the new Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer attraction film.
· Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Attraction Film: A short stop-motion film originally created for a Rudolph 4D experience.
· T.E.A.M. Rudolph and the Reindeer Games: A video storybook including the untold story of the Reindeer Games
· Frosty the Snowman Original Pencil Test
· Commentaries on Frosty the Snowman and Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
· And much more!

Which story is your favorite? For me, it's hard to choose, but I have to say that I have a particular fondness for Santa Claus Is Coming to Town because it tells the story of how Mr. and Mrs. Claus met, and explains how many of our Christmas traditions came about. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is definitely a close second in my book of favorites, especially the parts with my favorite character, Herbie the Dentist!

I hope you'll pick up a copy of The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition on DVD or Blu-ray to share with your family. Watch them while you're making cookies or just enjoy them on Family Movie Night!



GIVEAWAY

Two (2) lucky winners will receive a copy of The Original Christmas Specials Collection: Deluxe Edition! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

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Friday, November 09, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 10-16, 2018)

November is the month to be thankful, and despite all of the craziness going on around us, it's still important to count our blessings! Let's celebrate this season of gratitude by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!







Sunday, November 04, 2018

Review and Giveaway: Teen Titans GO! to the Movies

TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES
Now available on Digital, DVD and Blu-ray

About the Movie: It seems like all the superheroes are getting their own movies -- everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! Determined to be a star, Robin vows to change this. If only they could get Hollywood director Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell) to notice them! With a few madcap ideas and musical numbers (of course), the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town. But when Supervillain Slade (Will Arnett) messes with their plans, the Teen Titans will have to become true superheroes to save the world!

My Thoughts: If your kids are fans of the Teen Titans GO! TV show, then they won't be disappointed in this movie, which stays true to the formula that makes the show such a hit. This movie also appeals to adults who love superhero movies as it pokes gentle fun at the whole genre and even has a cameo by Stan Lee! And it has a good message for kids: "Even though you're small, you can do great things! Don't let others tell you that you're not good enough because you're perfect just the way you are." With lots of humor, music and action, Teen Titans GO! to the Movies is fun for everyone.

BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:

• Lil Yachty Music Video: “Teen Titans GO! Rap”
• Sing-a-long with Silkie “DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” Mini-Movie
• Red Carpet Mayhem
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies: WB Lot Shenanigans
• “Everything Is Fake”: Exclusive song not in the movie
• “Teen Titans GO!: Translated”
• Storyboard Animatics:
o Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles
o The Final Battle

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
• Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles
• The Final Battle



GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a Blu-Ray combo pack of Teen Titans GO! to the Movies! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 18, 2018.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.

Friday, November 02, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (November 3-9, 2018)

Welcome to November! Here in south Florida, the humidity is leaving and the seasonal residents (we call them "snowbirds") are arriving! Let's celebrate the new season by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!







Saturday, October 27, 2018

CD Review and Giveaway: HOLY ROAR by Chris Tomlin

HOLY ROAR
Chris Tomlin

 "HOLY ROAR is the freedom, the experience, the wonder of worship. It is seeing the church come together, hands lifted to God, pouring out our praise with an eternal song in our hearts. It’s every voice together, changing the way we worship." ~Chris Tomlin

HOLY ROAR is one of those albums that feels good right away. The songs are uplifting, catchy, and worshipful. They will remind you or convince you that Jesus loves you just the way you are. They are about establishing a very personal relationship with God and finding what might be missing in your life. Chris Tomlin shows us that his life was completely changed by faith, and yours will be, too. I love all of these songs. Particularly moving is "I Stand in Awe," featuring Nicole Serrano, which reminds us of all that God has given to us and suffered for us. (Listen to the song through the video below. I guarantee you'll get chills....) Every single song sings God's praises and expresses gratitude for His great love for us. Add these songs to your music collection and be inspired!



Download HOLY ROAR here or get the CD below.



Chris Tomlin is one of the most heralded singer-songwriters in the world who has amassed an impressive body of work. He has sold more than 8 million albums, 11.3 million digital tracks with 16 #1 singles. Chris is one of only four artists ever to receive the Sound Exchange Digital Radio Award for over 1 billion digital radio streams. Others include Justin Timberlake, Pitbull and Garth Brooks. The Grammy® winner’s list of music awards include an American Music Award, 3 Billboard Music Awards, 21 Dove Awards, a BMI Songwriter of the Year Award and more. Chris’ concert tours have sold-out venues in major cities including New York City’s Madison Square Garden, The Forum in Los Angeles, Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena and Red Rocks in Denver, among others. This spring, Chris marked another career milestone by launching his own imprint record label, Bowyer & Bow, in partnership with Capitol Christian Music Group.

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive the new CD, HOLY ROAR, by Chris Tomlin! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to continental U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Sunday, November 4, 2018. 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. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on sales made through this link.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (Oct 27- Nov 2, 2018)

Happy Halloween! This is the first year that my kids won't be trick-or-treating, which makes me kind of sad. On the good side, I don't have to come up with any costume ideas! We'll just sit back and enjoy the costumes that come to the door. Let's celebrate the holiday by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!







Sunday, October 21, 2018

Enjoy Hours of Fun with the Tiki Toss, Free Toss and More!

I went to a neighborhood party recently, and one of the most popular attractions there was a Tiki Toss! Have you seen one yet? They’re surprisingly simple but so much fun! Essentially, a metal hook is placed on the wall, and a metal ring is suspended from a pole by a string. Participants take turns swinging the ring toward the wall to try to get it to attach to the hook! People of all ages were having a great time with the Tiki Toss, and the game got more competitive as time went on. We would establish our own rules, like whoever got the ring on the hook in the fewest number of tosses wins! Or we’d challenge people to try it with their nondominant hand or with their backs to the game. Some adults, of course, found the game to be a bit more interesting after a few cocktails. As we found out, this game is guaranteed to be a huge hit at any party!

The makers of Tiki Toss also have a basketball version called Free Toss. It works essentially the same way as the Tiki Toss, but players try to swing a miniature basketball into a little basket. The Free Toss is a perfect addition to my teenage son’s room. Now, he and his brother and friends can hang out there and play a fun game! My son can also play it on his own and practice getting more and more accurate with his throws. Personally, I’m happy that he has another game to play in his room besides his video games! And there are football and golf versions available, too.

The Tiki Toss, Free Toss and several other variations are super-easy to install, and the strings are adjustable so you can experiment to get them at the perfect length. The backboard is made of 100% bamboo, so you can install it either inside or outside. (Easy care instructions are provided.) These games also make perfect gifts. Imagine a group of college students playing this in their dorm room or apartment!

Visit https://playtikitoss.com for more information about these fantastically fun products. Pick up one or two for own home (one inside, one outside), and add on a few more to give to friends and family during the holiday season. Prices are extremely reasonable and shipping is free. They’re sure to bring fun and joy to everyone!





Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through my link.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Wondrous Weekly Giveaway Linky (October 20-26, 2018)

Is it my imagination, or has October been just flying by like a witch on a broom? If you've got little ones, I'm sure they're getting excited for Halloween! Let's celebrate the season by entering some giveaways! Visit this page daily to see what contests have been added to the linky below, as well as the right sidebar. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to share it in the linky. Don't forget to give this page a shout-out on your social media sites so lots of people can join in the fun!







Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over Promo Blitz and Giveaway for a $10 Amazon Gift Card


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Innovators in Action, Book One
Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Science, Naturally!

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The passing of great Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci—artist, anatomist, engineer, inventor—marked the end of an era. The world hasn't seen a visionary like him since.

…Until now. On a school trip to Florence, three American middle-school students think they are in for a treat when a man who claims to be Leonardo da Vinci, brought back to life with a mission to better humankind, crashes their tour. Too bad he isn't really the celebrated Master of the Renaissance … or is he? Tag along as Max, Tad, and Gina assist Leonardo on his quest while discovering the secrets of his life and teaching the Maestro about science, math, history, art, and more! Will the students be able to help Leonardo evade the mayor of Florence's selfish grasp so he can complete his quest before his time is up… again?

Leonardo da Vinci Gets a Do-Over is the first adventure in this new and exciting Innovators in Action blended fiction series.

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About the Author

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Mark P. Friedlander, Jr. is an attorney in Fairfax, VA. An Air Force pilot in the Korean War, he loves studying technology, history and science. He has written extensively, for both adult and young adult audiences, on subjects ranging from Shakespeare to aviation history, contagious diseases to forensic science. He can be reached at Mark@ScienceNaturally.com.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies: Coming to Blu-ray and DVD on October 30th!

One of my sons is a huge fan of the TV show, Teen Titans GO!, so we were really excited to hear that a Teen Titans movie was coming out! We didn't get a chance to see it at the theaters, but we'll definitely be reviewing it at home, so stay tuned for our upcoming review of Teen Titans GO! to the Movies, plus a giveaway! In the meantime, here's some information about the movie.

Movie Synopsis: It seems like all the superheroes are getting their own movies – everyone but the Teen Titans, that is! Determined to be a star, Robin vows to change this. If only they could get Hollywood director Jade Wilson (Kristen Bell) to notice them! With a few madcap ideas and musical numbers (of course), the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town. But when Supervillain Slade (Will Arnett) messes with their plans, the Teen Titans will have to become true superheroes to save the world!


When the Teen Titans go to the big screen, they go big! Teen Titans GO! to the Movies finds our egocentric, wildly satirical superheroes in their first feature film extravaganza -- a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre, complete with musical numbers. Get ready to LOL when Teen Titans GO! to the Movies arrives on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.

The first-ever big-screen version of DC Entertainment and Cartoon Network’s animated TV show stars Greg Cipes (TV’s “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (TV’s “Spider-Man”) as Robin, Khary Payton (TV’s “The Walking Dead”) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (the “My Little Pony” franchise) as Raven, and Hynden Walch (TV’s “Adventure Time with Finn & Jake”) as Starfire, reprising their roles from the series. Will Arnett (“The LEGO® Batman Movie”) and Kristen Bell (“Frozen”) also lend their voices as the evil Slade and Hollywood director Jade Wilson.

Peter Rida Michail and Aaron Horvath directed the film from a screenplay by Michael Jelenic and Horvath, which is based on characters from DC. Horvath, Jelenic, Peggy Regan, Michail and Arnett produced the film with Sam Register serving as executive producer. The music is by Jared Faber. Superman was created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.


Teen Titans GO! to the Movies will be available on Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Blu-ray Combo Pack features a Blu-ray disc with the film and special features in high definition, a DVD with the film in standard definition and a Digital version of the movie.Blu-ray special features are filled with music and fun, including the “DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” mini-movie, sing-a-longs, a hilarious look at the Teen Titans characters dubbing their favorite lines in other languages in “Teen Titans GO!: Translated” plus much more!

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies 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.

Fans can also own Teen Titans GO! to the Movies via purchase from digital retailers beginning October 9.


BLU-RAY AND DVD SPECIAL FEATURES

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Blu-ray Combo Pack contains the following special features:
• Lil Yachty Music Video: “Teen Titans GO! Rap”
• Sing-a-long with Silkie“ DC Super Hero Girls: The Late Batsby” Mini-Movie
• Red Carpet Mayhem
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies: WB Lot Shenanigans
• “Everything is Fake”: Exclusive song not in the movie
• “Teen Titans GO!: Translated”
• Storyboard Animatics:
o Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles
o The Final Battle

Teen Titans GO! to the Movies Standard Definition DVD contains the following special features:
• Storyboard Animatics: Time Cycles
• The Final Battle





Disclosure: I will receive a complimentary copy of this movie to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through this link.