Sunday, August 13, 2017

From a Seed of Faith Grows Hope ... See ALL SAINTS in Theaters August 25. -- Enter to #Win 2 Tickets Now! #Giveaway #AllSaintsFlyBy #FlyBy

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In Theaters on August 25th!!!



If you are looking for wholesome movie to bring the family to as you bid summer goodbye, and look forward to the new school year and to what fall/winter will hold for your family, then you will want to check All Saints, starring John Corbett, which arrives in theaters on August 25th.  

Haven't heard about this movie?  Here is a little back story on this wonderful inspiration movie, which is based on a true story, including the official movie trailer...


"ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.

Head on over to the official film site (http://www.allsaintsmovie.com/) where
you can buy tickets, access video, photos, downloads, news, theaters and more.


Doesn't this look like a great movie?  My family can't wait to see it on August 25th.  I spent time watching the trailer and the various behind the scenes clips, which you can view through the official movie website, and am already counting down the days until this movie hits theaters.  What a great way to the end the summer, than by watching this moving film about a group of people coming together to form a community that otherwise wouldn't come together, through their faith and hope for something more.  It truly is a marvelous story of love and not giving up on the impossible.  This is one movie you will watch and walk away inspired.  If these people from different walks of life could come together to save the church, just think of the impossible that is possible in your life.  


So, mark your calendars for August 25th and be sure to bring your family to the movies to see All Saints.  You will be glad you did, and just think of the wonderful conversations this movie will spark with your family, as you talk about the film and all the obstacles this little church and its members overcame.



---GIVEAWAY---


I am so excited to be able to offer two (2) passes to All Saints, so you can take your family and save a little money at the box office, as we know it can get pricey when you bring the whole family to the movies.  To enter my giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!


*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.



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. 
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Monday, July 31, 2017

Beat Bugs Fans Will Go Crazy for the New Toy, Clothing and Bedding Line Available Now Exclusively at Target (Review)

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



My youngest daughter's birthday is a couple months away, but she is already working hard on preparations as she knows she wants to have a Beat Bugs birthday.  What is Beat Bugs you ask?  Well, if you follow my blog then you may recall me mentioning last month how I was chosen as a member of the new Beat Bugs Dream Team, for the popular animated series streaming on Netflix.  If you missed my post or want to learn more about the Beat Bugs series, check out my previous post here:

Today, I wanted to introduce you all to the new Beat Bugs toy line exclusively at Target.  If you have been to Target lately and visited the toy aisle, then you might have seen these fun new toys. 



We had to make a special trip the other day so that Savannah could spend her birthday money and Bella had cracked open her piggy bank and took out all her coins and dollars, which she had been saving for Disney, so that she could buy a couple of the Beat Bugs toys she saw online.  I still can't believe how tech savvy kids are nowadays. And, once they learn how to spell and read, you really have to watch them.  I can't tell you how many times I pass the iPad or my phone over to the girls and they do a search for their favorite shows or characters.  This is how Bella found out about the new Beat Bugs toy line last month before I did.  And, ever since then she has been asking me to keep an eye out for them, so she could get some.

So, when I was asked a couple weeks ago if I wanted to get a sneak peek of the new toys, and share a review of a couple of the new toys, I jumped at the opportunity as I knew Bella would be so excited when she saw the toys arrive at our doorstep and would do a great job in helping me review them...and, that she did, along with the help of Savannah.


You can check out the entire Beat Bugs toy line at Target by visiting -- http://beatbugs.toys/DreamTeamHere you will see plush toys, figure sets, musical instruments and more.  


And, just today as Bella was showing me the cakes and decorations she wants (Google Beat Bugs birthdays and you will be amazed at how many kids are into this show and have already thrown a Beat Bugs themed birthday party), I saw that they even have backpacks out now.  I know who will be needing another backpack soon. :-)

We were sent the Beat Bugs Piano Music Mat and the a Matching Game from WonderForge.  The girls couldn't wait for me to put batteries into the piano mat to give it a go.  



This piano music mat comes pre-programmed with 2 Beat Bugs tunes -- "All You Need is Love" and "Yellow Submarine."  You also have 2 game modes -- solo piano or follow me game.  Once I had the batteries in, the girls went to town trying out the two game modes, and signing along to these popular Beatles song. 


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 I have been a fan of the Beatles since I was little, and used to play their music as lullabies for the girls when they were babies.  Never did I imagine that my 5.5 and now 7 year old daughters would be fans of the Beatles and be singing all their hits.  But, thanks to this new animated series, they not only get to watch a fun and educational show, but are also being introduced to Beatles music, sung by popular music artists of today including P!nk and Eddie Vedder.  Bella has been signing "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" and "Help non-stop and now has these songs stuck in my head, too.

Both of my girls loved the piano music mat, and continue to pull it out daily and try out their piano skills with their feet.  And, whenever they put on an episode streaming from Netflix, it call for the piano mat to be pulled out, so they can bounce around and add music to the songs. :-)


Who doesn't love matching games.  We have been fans of WonderForge for years, and I am always sharing rave reviews, especially around the holidays about their games.  So, I was excited when I heard they would be releasing a Beat Bugs game.  This game has become a staple in our daily school routine now, as we break for mid morning snack and the girls pull this game out to play. The winner gets to choose their favorite Beat Bugs episode to watch while I am making lunch.  It really doesn't matter who wins, as the girls have fun flipping the cards and calling out the characters names (always with smiles on their faces) and they both LOVE all the episodes, so will watch them over and over again.  They have watched the episodes available now on Netflix so many times that they are speaking the lines of the characters as they watch each episode. :-)

In addition to putting together her Beat Bugs birthday party, Bella has already put together a long birthday wish list. The only things she is asking for are Beat Bugs toys, clothes, a backpack and bedding.  And, if she gets birthday money, she knows where she is going to spend it...Target, as they carry all the Beat Bugs toys she wants. :-)



So, if you have a Beat Bugs fan in your life, and you haven't already visited your local Target store or shopped online or Beat Bugs toys, you will want to check them out soon.  We went last week and I had to go back to the store today and found the toys were picked over.  They will definitely be a hot toy this holiday season and once everyone knows that toys from this hit animated series streaming on Netflix are now available at Target.  

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Disclosure: I was sent samples from the vendor in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.
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Lovable Labels Will Help You Label All Your Kids Stuff for Back to School, So They Don't Lose It! + Save 10% Your Next Order NOW!!! (Review)

Disclosure: I was provided samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.


Lovable Labels

Are you getting ready for Back to School?  Most families have now got their list of school supplies needed for each child.  But, what you are probably forgetting are labels to mark everything so your child doesn't lose or grab the wrong backpack, drinking cup, shoes, etc.  

Even though I homeschool my girls, we are in classes and co-ops outside the house 3-4 days a week, which means we are bringing lunch totes, backpacks, drinking cups, and school supplies with us.  I can't tell you how many times my girls have reached for the wrong backpack when leaving on to find out in the car or at home what had happened.  Or, had to take their shoes for a physical education class and get them mixed up with a handful of kids who also love the same character shoes, only to put on a wrong sized shoe.  Then, I hear from the backseat on the way home, my shoe is too tight, and then I realize they have a smaller shoe on one foot.  And, there is nothing worse than having them reach for and grab another kid's drinking cup especially when cold and flu season is going around.  

So, what can you do to help prevent these mix ups that are bound to happen when your kids return to school and have a class size of 25+ usually?  Lovable Labels is here to save the day and prevent shoe mix ups, grabbing the wrong backpack or drinking cup, etc.  If you are not familiar with Lovable Labels here is some more information about them...

"Lovable Labels started with innovation – taking an idea that was deemed impossible to making it happen. It is said that necessity is the mother of invention and this proved all too true. It all starts in preschool when you hear that phrase “label everything”. This means labeling everything from outdoor clothing, to indoor shoes, lunch boxes, sippy cups and backpacks. 

Back to School Pack - Unicorn Dreams

We recognized a need in the market for personalized labels that were tough and could stand the test of time and the everyday use that children put them through. After researching and testing many different products and designs, we created a line of labels that are so durable they withstand the elements of heat, water and the everyday use of the dishwasher and microwave. We continually develop new products that are geared towards providing solutions for the common problem of the overflowing lost and found pile found in schools, daycares and camps."

Back to School Pack - Pixel World

I have been buying labels from Lovable Labels for over 5 years now.  I bought them when the girls used to be close in clothes size and didn't like mixing up their stuff.  Lovable Labels offers a variety of labels (which you can customize and personalize easily) including multi-purpose, clothing, and even ones for household labeling including canning, toy bin labeling, address and date-it labels, as well as bag tags and safety labels for allergies and medical alerts. 

Like I said, you can personalize your labels to fit your needs, as well as the likes of your child.  They can get princess labels, their favorite sports labels, or ones that have their favorite color.  There are so many options to choose from, including text font, designs, colors and sizing.  But, once you decide on what labels you want to order, the ordering process is a breeze.  And, I have never had to wait long for delivery, and never have I had an order print wrong.  

Back to School Pack - EmojiBack to School Pack - Manga Zone

All Lovable Labels are water proof, sunscreen safe, dishwasher safe, microwave safe, laundry safe and bleach safe.  So you know that once you apply a label to your child's clothes or personal belonging that it will last a long time, and not fall off when you go to wash them, or after continually wear and tear that kids put their clothes and personal affects through.  

I could go on and on about how much I love the labels from Lovable Labels.  They really have made my life easier when it comes to keeping track of my girls' stuff when we are out and about.  And, when I am not with them, they can easily identify which stuff is theirs as they can see their labels on the label.  So, no more grabbing wrong backpacks, shoes and water bottles for us. :-)



My youngest daughter recently got her order of labels in, and she didn't wait to start labeling her clothes, shoes, water jugs, and pencil case for school.  And, she loved the bonus backpack tag we received with the order. That went right on her Tsum Tsum backpack, so she doesn't get it confused with others when out and about.  Here are some of cute photos I took of the labels and of Bella showing off her labels.  









And, if that wasn't enough, she and Savannah made a video to show how the label helps them identify which water bottle is theirs as they have the same one.  :-)

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Right now you can save 10% off your entire order (all products included in special).  Simply head on over to www.lovablelabels.ca and enter promo code ROBINBTS17 to save 10%. But, you have to act fast as this offer ends today. Yep, you read that right -- only through tonight, July 31, 2017. But, you are probably already online doing back to school clothes and supply shopping.  So, this is the perfect time to customize labels for each of your children and have them ready to apply to their clothes and things as you all gear up for back to school. 

Disclosure: I was provided samples from the vendor in order to write up an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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