Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea -- Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom, With Love #Giveaway (3 winners)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

 Chicken Soup for the Soul gives you 101 ways to thank your mother, stepmother,
and grandmother and support the Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the same time!

My family always says it is hard to buy me gifts, especially when holidays like Mother's Day rolls around.  Why?  Well, whenever they ask me what I want, I tell them I have all that I need.  So this doesn't help with finding just the right gift.  Over the years my husband has learned what gifts are perfect...books.  I love books and can get lost in them.  Followers of my blog know I love Chicken Soup for the Soul titles, as I frequently share reviews and announcements of new book releases.  I am back with another book release in this popular series, just in time for Mother's Day. :-)  And, after reading this book from cover to cover in a couple hours this past weekend, I can assure you that you are in for a treat when you pick up this book.  This book is filled with truly touching and inspirational stories mothers, grandmothers and mother-figures can related to.  Make sure you grab a box of tissues if you cry easy like I do, as you will find yourself tearing up at different stories throughout the book.

Here is more about this new book available now in paperback from the folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul...just in time for Mother's Day!...

About this book:

"Mothers achieve the impossible, finding the time to raise their children, run their households, work, volunteer, and care for spouses, pets and elderly parents. You don’t really understand how hard it is until you become a mother yourself. And what do moms need? Not much, other than a little appreciation and some reassurance that all their hard work is making a difference.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom, with Love (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, LLC; Amy Newmark; March 22, 2016, 978-1-61159-962-6, $14.95) will have mothers, stepmothers, grandmothers, and mothers-in-law laughing, crying, and nodding their heads in recognition as they read these 101 stories of love and appreciation. Chicken Soup for the Soul’s editors selected their favorite stories for moms from the company’s classic books for inclusion in this special collection.

Mothers and grandmothers of all ages will feel loved, respected, and appreciated as they read stories about how their children and grandchildren view them as their most important teachers and supporters,their role models, and the source of strength that they need to navigate life. They’ll see how important their traditions are to their kids, even if they don’t always admit it, and they’ll understand how even the little things make a difference and are always remembered.

What could be better? 101 entertaining stories to show mothers and grandmothers how much they are loved and appreciated—and the book sales support a great cause, too! Chicken Soup for the Soul is donating the royalties from the book to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( Boys & Girls Clubs are an integral part of many communities, providing a safe place for kids to learn and grow during critical out-of-school time, and to have ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals. Great futures start at the Clubs where kids learn skills like how to success academically, how to prepare for college or careers, how to live a healthier lifestyle and how to become good citizens in their community. There are over 4,000 Clubs in every community across the nation and on military bases


Our moms love us unconditionally and we love them back, in all 101 stories in this inspiring collection. You can’t go wrong with this new bestseller from Chicken Soup for the Soul—for yourself and every mother, stepmother, and grandmother on your gift list!"


Thanks to the kind folks at Chicken Soup for the Soul, three (3) lucky readers will have a chance to win a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: For Mom, With Love, for themselves, or to give as a gift. 

To enter, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!



Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 23 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows and movies, and a variety of other digital content and licensed products, all inspired by stories, as it continues “changing the world one story at a time®.”

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Just in Time for Mother's Day -- The Choice...Available Tuesday on DVD and Blu-Ray + #Giveaway Which Includes DVD and $50.00 1-800-flowers GC #TheChoice

**GIVEAWAY JUST ADDED FOR DVD and $50 1-800 FLOWERS Gift Certificate**



"From novelist Nicholas Sparks, the author of classic love stories The Notebook and Dear John, the year’s most moving romance, The Choice, will be available on Digital HD April 19 and on Blu-ray™ (plusDigital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on May 3 from Lionsgate. Based on Sparks’ best-selling novel, written for the screen by Bryan Sipe (Demolition), and directed by RossKatz (Adult Beginners), The Choice stars Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Maggie Grace (Taken series), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Tom Welling (TV’s “Smallville”) and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Best Actor, In the Bedroom, 2001), in a touching love story that will make viewers laugh, cry, and wonder how far they would go to keep the hope of love alive.

Travis is a fun-loving, smooth-talking bachelor who’s never considered a serious relationship—until he falls hard for his beautiful new neighbor, Gabby. But when fate threatens Travis and Gabby’s love, Travis must make a choice that will alter their lives forever in this unforgettably moving romance.

The home entertainment release of The Choice include in-depth special features including audio commentary with director Ross Katz and actor Benjamin Walker, four behind-the-scenes featurettes and deleted scenes."

  • Deleted Scenes
  • “Cinematic Choices: Making The Choice” Featurette
  • “Choosing Home: Nicholas Sparks and North Carolina” Featurette
  • “Nicholas Sparks with…” Featurette
  • Molly & Moby: Choice Dogs
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ross Katz and Actor Benjamin Walker

Hashtag: #TheChoice


I am so excited to offer this giveaway to my readers, as I know many are moms like myself who put their families first and never think to ask for something for themselves or treat themselves.  This giveaway would be perfect for you to keep for yourself or surprise that special mom in your life with a wonderful movie and flowers.

Up for grabs is a copy of the new release, "The Choice" from Nicholas Sparks, as well as a $50 gift card from 1-800 Flowers.  Neat, huh?  If you want a chance to win, just complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!  And, Happy Mother's Day!!!

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Danger Mouse, a Kids' British Spy Fiction Series Debuted for the First Time in the U.S. on Netflix on April 29th #Giveaway

Danger Mouse: A Netflix Original

This past weekend my girls were browsing Netflix to find a show or movie to watch and stumbled across Danger Mouse.  Just by the cover art picture they were eager to watch the series, which is new to Netflix (began 4.29).  After watching a few minutes of the show, they were hooked, and have been watching episodes from season one ever since.  Here is more about the show including the show's trailer, in case you have Netflix and are looking for a cute series to watch with your children...

"The world's greatest super-spy returns to save the world with the help of hapless hamster Penfold and a collection of state-of-the-art gadgetry."


And, in celebration of this new series on Netflix, I am excited to offer one Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win the following Danger Mouse toys.

The toy on the left is of the character Ernest Penfold, a hamster and Danger Mouse's sidekick. He has an obsession with jam sandwiches, to the point that he'll make copious quantities of jam when nervous. The toy on the right is of Baron Silas von Greenback a criminal mastermind and Danger Mouse's arch enemy.

Want a chance to win these fun toys I know your kids will love?  Then, complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!

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