Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Graham Blanchard's Mom Mentors: The Ideal Church Experience for My Child

Christian parents want their children to grow up loving church. This month, Graham Blanchard's Mom Mentors consider what they most want for their own children in order to thrive in a community of believers.

I loved reading the very insightful answers shared by my fellow moms. I think you'll be able to relate to them, too! Click HERE to read the article, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below about what kind of church experience you'd like for your children!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Winners for the Week of February 15, 2015

Recycled Sari Bag from Shop to Change a Life

Congratulations to the winner: Denise L.!

Chinese New Year Children’s Book Giveaway

Congratulations to the winner: Rosanne M.!

Neater Scooper

Congratulations to the winner: Lesley F.!

GoGargle! and $20 CVS Gift Card

Congratulations to the winner: Marti T.!

CleanRest Pillow Encasement from Orkin

Congratulations to the winner: Marilyn N.!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (February 21, 2015)

It's pretty cold here in south Florida, and I know it's even colder wherever you are, so it's a great time to stay indoors and enter some giveaways! I hope you'll check out those listed in my right sidebar, as well as the giveaways in the linky below. If you are hosting your own giveaway, be sure to share it with us in the linky so we can all enter. And don't forget to tell all your Facebook and Twitter friends about this page. Stay warm!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Zoey to the Max: Arriving on DVD and Digital HD on February 24th! (GIVEAWAY)

About the movie:
Zoey, a thirteen-year-old foster child, watches her foster family’s dog get stolen while she’s in charge! The criminals, a pair of Home Alone like thugs, are after the mutt because he is a famous show dog. Zoey runs away from the desert on a cross-country adventure with her techy new friend in order to track down the dog and save the relationship with her foster family. Throughout the film, Zoey must dig in and fight for the life she’s always wanted, undergoing sudden personal growth in the process.

My thoughts:
This film was slow-going at first, but once Zoey met her new foster family, it picked up speed. Zoey made a lot of poor choices throughout the movie, but many of them were a result of her lack of trust in people due to her background. The more she came to realize that her newest family was going to be permanent, the better she became at looking to others for help. Although there are “bad guys” who steal the dog, parents don’t have to worry about violence or inappropriate content.

Here’s another interesting tidbit about this film!
Zoey to the Max stars newcomer Cassidy Mack, who also spent her early years in the foster care system just like her character, Zoey. She started the non-profit foundation, Love Gives Chances, to inspire all children and adults who are currently living in, have been adopted from or have aged out of the foster care system and encourages them to not lose hope. For every supporter pendant purchased through the charity, Cassidy sends a survivor pendant to a foster youth or former foster youth who needs to feel empowered. For more information on Love Gives Chances, visit


One lucky winner will receive the DVD, Zoey to the Max! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM EST on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"Dumb and Dumber To" Has Arrived on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital ~ Pick Up a Copy Today!

About the Movie:
Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels reprise their signature roles as Lloyd and Harry in the sequel to the smash hit that took the physical comedy and kicked it in the nuts: Dumb and Dumber To. The original film’s directors, Peter and Bobby Farrelly, take Lloyd and Harry on a road trip to find a child Harry never knew he had and the responsibility neither should ever, ever be given. The side-splitting sequel also stars Rob Riggle (The Hangover, 21 Jump Street), Kathleen Turner (Marley & Me, Romancing the Stone), Laurie Holden (“The Walking Dead,” Silent Hill), Rachel Melvin (My Funny Valentine, “Days of Our Lives”), and Steve Tom (“Major Crimes,” Seven Pounds).

Watch the Trailer:

My Thoughts:
If you loved the original Dumb and Dumber, you won’t be disappointed. Dumb and Dumber To has the same crazy vibe, and you’ll be shaking your head over and over again as you wonder, “How can two people be so stupid?” But it’s all a lot of fun if you love dumb comedy. A big thumbs-up to Kathleen Turner, who takes a lot of ribbing about her aging appearance and raunchy past, but plays along with enthusiasm. Parents should heed the PG-13 rating as many of the sexual innuendos are definitely not appropriate for children. But for the grown-ups, Dumb and Dumber To provides an entertaining evening that will make you chuckle.

The Blu-ray™ Combo Pack includes a Blu-ray™, DVD and DIGITAL HD with UltraViolet™.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Blu-ray™
• Alternate Opening
• Deleted and Extended Scenes
• Gag Reel
• What’s so Smart about Dumb and Dumber To? From stress relief to providing a new perspective on life, the film’s cast and crew and the author of Psychology for Dummies make the case for why you sometimes need to step back from the seriousness of life and just get dumb.

Bonus Features on Blu-ray™ and DVD
• That’s Awesome! – The Story of Dumb And Dumber To
• Chapter 1 – “I Like it a Lot” – The Beginning—Join Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels and the Farrelly Brothers on-set as they give you the hows, whats, whys and huhs behind making dumb magic all over again.
• Chapter 2 – “Gotcha” – The Cast
• Chapter 2.5 – “That’s Insane!” – The Cameos—Meet the fan favorites, powerful executives, brilliant musicians, and comedy legends who pop up throughout the film in surprising (and surprisingly dumb) ways!
• Chapter 3 – “We’re Gunna Need Some Wheels” – The Cars— Take a ride on the Zamboni, go inside the hearse, and discover the story behind the triumphant return of the Mutt Cutts van in this fun piece!
• Chapter 4 – “That’s Commitment!” – The Stunts— This chapter offers a high-paced peek into just a few of the hilarious stunts involved in the making of this movie.
• Chapter 5 – “There’s No Diamonds In Here” – The Editorial—Step into the edit bay with acclaimed comedy editor Steve Rasch (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”) to learn about how some of the movie’s most memorable scenes came together.


Pick up a copy of Dumb and Dumber To today!

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Say "I Dig You" with Hallmark’s Playful eCards!

Did you forget to pick up some valentines at the store this year? No worries because Hallmark has come to the rescue! This year, say “I Dig You” with Hallmark’s playful, sweet eCards. Below, please find some of Hallmark eCards' favorite and most popular selections to tell that special someone how you feel.

Cuddling Kitties – A kitty cuddle is the best way to keep cozy with someone special.
Welcome to the Love Party – Sometimes you just need to ignore your brain and follow your heart.
“The Fault in Our Stars” Little Infinity – “I cannot tell you how thankful I am for our little infinity. You gave me forever within the numbered days, and for that I am forever grateful. I love you."
I Dig You! – This stop-motion pup digs someone... I think it's you!
Sending You My Love – Though it's pretty far from my door to yours, here's me sending you my love today.
Heart Diagram – You have my heart, or most of it anyways.
Love is… Surfing Together – When you’ve found that special person, love is wherever you are…
Love is… Movie Night – When you’ve found that special person, love is when you’re next to them…