SGT. STUBBY: AN AMERICAN HERO Prize pack giveaway.

Did you know that SGT. STUBBY is the most decorated war dog in history? 
A dog, A war, how did I miss this great story? 

This film is based on a true story, the story of Sargent Stubby and how this little dog went from a street dog to being taken in by Private First Class Robert Conroy of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, 26th “Yankee” Division of World War 1.



In France, Stubby saw frontline action in four offensives and 17 battles. He found wounded soldiers, saved an entire company by alerting the men to don gas masks and even caught a German spy.  

After the recapture of Château-Thierry, the women of the town made him an embroidered jacket that would serve as Stubby’s uniform and display his numerous awards throughout the rest of his career.

Returning home to a hero’s welcome, Stubby and Conroy toured the country leading victory parades and met three sitting U.S. presidents, among other honors.


Genre:  1x1Animated/Family/Adventure/History
Feature Run Time:  Approx. 84 Minutes (Plus Special Features) 
MPAA Rating:  PG for War Action and Some Thematic Elements


Follow www.YouTube.com/StubbyMovie / www.Twitter.com/StubbyMovie

Find loads of history, images,activity sheets, and printables to go along with the film and education resources over on Stubbymovie.com.

Enter the Rafflecopter widget for your chance to win a prize pack. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter and win. Open to residents of the contiguous USA.

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Disclosure: I was received a copy of SGT. STUBBY DVD for this post. The comments and views are my own.

Small Foot DVD giveaway is here! Also available for purchase on December 11, 2018. #SMALLFOOT

Will you and your family be traveling over the river and through the woods this holiday season? Take SMALL FOOT along for the car ride. Let the kids enjoy the film as you travel through the Winter time visiting relatives and friends for the holidays. No matter what type of transportation you'll be using; pack the portable DVD player, download the movie, or the ever ready player in the car.

Each holiday season I  made sure my kids had a new DVD for the car ride to their Grandparents house on Christmas Day. A new film to capture their attention on a special day off to visit the relatives, because you know the Mom, that would be me, I'm usually a tad stressed about packing the car with everything we might, and I mean might need for the trip. So, what better than a new DVD to enjoy.


SMALL FOOT is now available for Digital Download and on December 11 SMALL FOOT will be available to purchase where ever you buy DVD/BLU_RAY. 
Run time is about 1 hour and 50 minutes.
Meet Migo is this trailer. He is a happy Yeti, living in the snow covered community of other Yetis. There is a lot of snow and adventure to see, so grab a blanket and get ready for a fun family movie this holiday season.


So what's the film about???

An animated adventure for all ages, with fun new music by Zendaya & Common and featuring an all-star cast, “Smallfoot” turns the Bigfoot legend upside down when a bright young Yeti (Channing Tatum) finds something he thought didn’t exist—a human! 

News of the “smallfoot,” Percy (James Corden), throws the simple Yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.  This is an epic story about friendship and courage!

SMALLFOOT will be out on DVD + BluRay on December 11th and digitally on December 4th. 
This is the place to enter the giveaway! Use the Rafflecopter Widget to enter for your chance to win SMALL FOOT combo pack. Entrants and winner must be 18 years of age or older. Live in the contiguous USA. One random winner will be chosen and emailed to be notified.

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of SMALL FOOT for this post. The comments and views are my own. 

Ellie Claire offers amazingly beautiful devotional journals. Holiday Gift idea indeed.

These three journals from Ellie Claire pictured below are in my opinion extremely beautiful and sturdy. The covers are textured, inspiring, and well designed. There is an elastic strap on the binding of the journal for you to keep your favorite pen or pencil as you wish for always having a writing instrument with the journal.  

I know if I was browsing the book store waiting on my daughter to select her books, I'd be attracted to the covers of these journals and have to pick them up and look them over.
It would be hard to choose one to purchase. I'd buy all three and tell myself I'll give them as gifts, knowing in the back of my mind I'm keeping all three! yep. 

Faith & LetteringThe Illustrated Word, and Illuminate Your Story.
I'm particular to certain brands of pens. Funny thing is my most favorite brand is one I received as a high school graduation present as a pen and pencil set. I still have part of the set, and since then have purchased other pens of this said brand. As far as journal or coloring tools, I might just have to go shopping for some fancy new pens and pencils for my journals.

Well, whatever you like to write with be it a pen or pencil of some type ink or lead, you'll want to use it for handwriting in these journals from Ellie Claire.

The journals feature; art style, and teaching ability, and are an interactive way to get creative in your quiet time. Yes, quiet time. Who couldn't use more of quiet time? Find a hour or so to have your quiet and devotional respite.

Faith & Lettering Journal offers Bible verse pages for you to trace over, then try on your own to write the verse, then space for practicing your creative style of writing the verse.

Illustrated Word is a coloring journal. Forty illustrations for you to color. The journal also has illustrations from the archives of the Museum of the Bible. This is your journal and keep it special to you. The back covers tells us that medieval monks brought scripture to life through handwritten and illustrated manuscripts. 

Illuminate Your Story Journal offers a history Illuminated letters. The letters of the alphabet fill the pages and show us the steps in creating are own illuminated lettering. Perhaps we will graduate to write our Christmas Cards or Thank you notes as we share the beauty and spiritual feelings through creating illuminated letters and even drawings of animals. An elastic band is attached to the journal for keeping it closed and also a ribbon for a place marker.

The three journals are beautifully created with art work, design, materials, and size able enough to put in your purse-if it's kinda big, or carry along in your office bag or keep by your nightstand. 

Visit Ellie Claire to see more journals and really nice gift ideas. 
Disclosure: I received the three journals mentioned in this post. The comments and views are my own.

GIVEAWAY: NIV Adventure Bible,Polar Exploration. The Christmas gift find for this holiday season!

CHRISTMAS TIME GIVEAWAY 

NIV Adventure Bible, Polar Exploration Edition features:
  • Hard Cover Book, sturdy, sparkly, colorful, tons of images, inset questions with answers, "did you know" text with a penguin, "words to treasure" with a treasure chest image. 
  • 1500 pages of text, plus...
  • Name plate page 
  • Welcome page
  • How to use this Bible page
  • Contents page with Books of the Bible
  • Dictionary 
  • Colorful Maps
  • #1 Bible for Kids
  • ZonderKidz book brand
  • Every Bible you purchase helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to those in need around the world.
  • USD $29.99
So, this edition of the NIV Bible is really special and fantastic. It's got loads of colorful images, people, places, and things of the books of the Bible. A great read for bedtime stories all the while you can strengthen your own faith as you teach your children what it means to be a Christian.
Still Christmas Shopping??? Ha, I am!!! 
Well, who could you give a this book to:
Baby shower
Birth of baby
Birthday of any age child
Baptisimal day
Christmas
Easter
any religious holiday or milestone
any day, any reason, any time is always good for God's teachings.
Did I mention CHRISTMAS
Need some more information on what the book is like? Here it is!
*Full-color images of polar animals, arctic outposts, and icy landscapes throughout make learning about the Bible even more engaging
*Life in Bible Times—Articles and illustrations describe what life was like in ancient days
*Words to Treasure—Highlights great verses to memorize
*Complete text of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible
*Dictionary/concordance for looking up tricky words
*Color map section to help locate places in the Bible

Take a look at a few pages in NIV Adventure Bible of God's word:







This is the place to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a copy of this amazing children's Bible. If you've been here before, you'll know entering is pretty easy, I don't ask you to do ten thousand this and that tasks to enter, so go ahead and enter! Good luck and please see the info at bottom of post for entrants.
also, open to residents of those connected to each other USA states, and must be 18 or older to enter/win. 
Giveaway is closed.


“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.
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.

CREED II images and trailer are here! Movie in theaters November 21, 2018 #CreedII

With the holiday season soon upon us, I'm looking for breaks in the hustle of the days activities. Perhaps some kind of Christmas display we can stroll through, a movie that the family can watch at the theater. You know. to give us a chance to sit down, no laundry to do, no dishes to wash, and put the phone on silent. 

This year CREED II will be on our list of movies to see. Why? Well, it looks like a story that will keep us in thought for a while. It's exciting, yet heartfelt. Everybody loves the winner, but winners work hard to get to that level.

If you have been on any sports team, most likely you know the effort and devotion needed to reach the top performance. My favorite movie like that is Remember the Titans, oh wait The Replacements was really good too. How about The Blind Side-even better, you've got family, education, and hard work that pays off in all aspects. From the cold rainy night of being homeless to a warm comfy home, a boy is loved and cared for as he is nurtured in spirit and mind. Any way, back to a new movie in theaters November 22, 2018 is CREED II.

 

About the movie:
Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.  The film releases in theaters on Wednesday, November 21.


CREED II will be in theaters on Wednesday, November 21, 2018.  

Disclosure: The comments and views are my own. I was provided with images and information for this post in exchange for compensation.

Put Cuddle + Kind on your holiday gift list and help provide meals to children in need.

Whoa, I found a cat in my mailbox.
Yes, a cat. It's true. 
We have an extra large mailbox, so, a cat could really fit inside. 

He told me his name is Maximus, and he was born on July 26.

I asked him why in world was he in my mailbox?

He replied: I Like to meet people, and of course I like fish, and sunny spots to take a nap in. 



Then he just kept talking and telling me that for each doll purchased, like himself, 10 nutritious meals are provided to children in need.

So, I said well, come on inside my warm sunny house and tell me more about how a cat can give meals to children in need. (I didn't tell him we have a fish tank because we don't eat those fish, but I had some cat treats for a back up, in case he asked for a snack).


Once we got inside my house, he said open your lap top and go to Cuddle + Kind web site. There I saw so many soft, cuddly dolls like Maximus.

There are lambs, dogs, bunnies, unicorns, and mermaids, fox, deer, and mermaids.

Oh my gosh they are all so adorable. really. And they are available in two sizes, regular and little. 

Go look for yourself. 

Don't miss the selection of inspirational PRINTS that sell for $20.00 each and provide 5 meals to children in need with each print purchased. 


The Woodgate family of five  works with their distinguished partners: World Food Program USA., Children's Hunger Fund, Breakfast Club of Canada and WE Charity to provide nutritious meals to children in need. 


The dolls are  handmade with natural cotton yarns. Just look at the detail on Maximus, love those fish on his sweater.

Each Cuddle + Kind doll is Artisan made, lovingly handcrafted and          ethically produced.

Meet the Woodgate family and their Cuddle + Kind dolls:



You know these dolls are the perfect gift for those on your holiday lists this year or for any occasion all through out the year. 

Let's see who could you buy  an adorable keepsake dolls for?


  • Baby Shower
  • New Baby
  • Children
  • Christmas gifts
  • Donate a doll or two to your child's school for play time.
  • Birthday gift
  • Welcome home baby
  • For the big brother or sister of a newborn sibling
  • A warm gift for someone in the hospital to keep them company
  • Anyone you love
  • Grandparents
  • Yourself




Happy shopping on CuddleandKind.com

Order early for holiday gift giving!





Disclosure: I was sent a Cuddle + Kind doll and information for this post.
The comments and views are my own.

THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR RELAMS in theaters November 2, 2018



From Walt Disney Studios:
Nutcrackers, Ballerinas, Snowflakes, a magical key, mice, and and unstable land.
How will Clara and Phillip re-store order to the land that they love? 
Will the magical key work, and can they go through all four Realms?


In 5 days The Nutcracker and the Four Realms will be in a theater near you!
check out the film's social pages for more insight into the film:
Twitter:      https://twitter.com/disneystudios    #DisneysNutcracker



My Priceless gift:
My Aunt Mary, bless her soul, gave me a little porcelain angel with my October Birthstone gem embedded on the angels front. I don't remember her giving it to me, it could have been a birth gift. All I know is that the angel sat on my dresser all my life and it still sit upon my dresser. It's a reminder of family, the love of God, and my Aunt Mary. She taught my sister and I so many things during our Summer vacations with her, like fishing, swimming, cottage living, life in the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon. 

More about the film:  
All Clara (Mackenzie Foy) wants is a key – a one-of-a-kind key that will unlock a box that holds a priceless gift. A golden thread, presented to her at godfather Drosselmeyer’s (Morgan Freeman) annual holiday party, leads her to the coveted key—which promptly disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. 
It’s there that Clara encounters a soldier named Phillip (Jayden Fowora-Knight), a gang of mice and the regents who preside over three Realms: Land of Snowflakes, Land of Flowers and Land of Sweets. Clara and Phillip must brave the ominous Fourth Realm, home to the tyrant Mother Ginger (Helen Mirren), to retrieve Clara’s key and hopefully return harmony to the unstable world. Starring Keira Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Disney’s new holiday feature film “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” is directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston, and inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann’s classic tale.



 

The cast includes: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard E. Grant, Miranda Hart, Sergei Polunin, Jayden Fowora-Knight, Omid  Djalili, Jack Whitehall, Meera Syal, Ellie Bamber, Misty Copeland, with Helen  Mirren and Morgan Freeman. The film is directed by       Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston

Chris Tomlin, Holy Roar CD GIVEAWAY

 

Set to release on October 26, 2018, HOLY ROAR, the newest CD by Chris Tomlin will be available. 
On October 23 a companion book will also be available- Holy Roar: 7 Words That Will Change the Way You Worship set for October 23.



Chris Tomlin is a acclaimed singer and songwriter who has sold tons of albums, received many awards and recognition for his work as a songwriter and singer.

He shows people how to worship through singing, he is a worship leader.
Starting at a young age playing the guitar, his love for music continued through college and has lead him to church worship, and leading his own church in worship. Hop on over to YouTube to see and hear what makes people enjoy his music and worship. 


Bio:


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: This giveaway is open to residents of the continental U.S. only. Be sure to read the disclosure statement at the end of this post. 



ENTER THE RAFFLECOPTER WIDGET ON THIS POST FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN HOLY ROAR CD BY CHRIS TOMLIN. (the companion book is not part of this giveaway, only the CD)
ONE RANDOM WINNER WILL BE SELECTED AND NOTIFIED BY EMAIL.

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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.
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,

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, Blu Ray GIVEAWAY

The Teen Titans are noticing that all the super heroes. like themselves are stars in movies, so hey, why can't Teen Titans go to Hollywood, find a producer, and star in their own film?

How easy does that sound? I guess pretty simple, but when they arrive in Hollywood, they are mislead by an evil villain that is acting like he will produce their movie. But he has another plan and it doesn't involve making the Teen Titans stars.

be sure to visit Teen Titans Go! To the Movies on their  very own web site: http://www.teentitansgo-movie.com/
Teen Titans Go! To the movies is set to release on October 30, 2018.

Gift idea:
Fill up your child's Trick or Treat bucket with Teen Titans Go! To the Movies  DVD or Blu Ray Combo Pack as a  treat on Halloween night.
Add popcorn, juice, Halloween themed paper plates, cups, and napkins, or even better Teen Titans paper party goods.  




Movie Night or Day:
Have a family movie night or let the kids watch the fun of the Teen Titans as the daylight hours are shorter and the cooler air of  Autumn is giving way to leaves twirling down from the canopy of trees. Don't you just love to watch the leaves twirl and spin through the sun filled cool days? I think kids love to watch new movies, over and over again. 



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!

Giveaway: For your chance to win a (one) Blu Ray Combo Pack, enter the rafflecopter widget on this post.
One random winner will be notified by email as the winner. Open to residents of Contiguous USA. Must be 18 or older to enter and win. 

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of Teen Titans Go! To the Movies for this post. The comments and views are my own.
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CREED II is coming to a theater near you on November 21, 2108. New Poster and Trailer are here.

CREED II  will be in a theater near you this Thanksgiving week.

Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family's past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what's worth fighting for, and discover that nothing's more important than family. Creed II is about going back to basics to rediscover what made you a champion in the first place, and remembering that, no matter where you go, you can't escape your history.


Genre: Drama
Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Wood Harris, Andre Ward, Florian "The Big Nasty" Munteanu, Dolph Lundgren, Russell Hornsby Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Producers: Irwin Winkler, Charles Winkler, William Chartoff, David Winkler, Kevin King-Templeton, Sylvester Stallone.
Executive Producers: Ryan Coogler, Michael B. Jordan, Guy Riedel
Distributor:  MGM, Warner Bros. Pictures