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‘Angels Sing – Libera in America’ will be on WHYY this Sunday. Get a sneak peak!

 Tune into WHYY-PBS (Philadelphia area) this Sunday, March 1, for a concert 6:00 AM and 11:00 PM. Watch and hear a  PBS special and upcoming CD/DVD of the popular boys choir. Titled ‘Angels Sing – Libera in America’, the special will show Libera in concert at the Catholic Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC.   The concert features a selection of sacred and secular songs arranged in Libera’s trademark style, along with a great lighting display.  Visit  for more info. Follow on  Twitter

FINDING JESUS: FAITH, FACT, FORGERY. Tune in March 1 on CNN to find out.

Who would you say is the most famous person in the last 2000 years? Jesus. He's influenced lives, churches, homes, politics, and the world. But where did he go after he died on the cross since the tomb was empty? A new series titled:  FINDING JESUS: FAITH, FACT, FORGERY premiers on Sunday March 1, 2015 at 9 PM EST/PT on CNN. Taking a look at Relics from Jesus's time on earth using state of the art techniques and archeology to answer questions of where did Jesus go? Did he leave without a trace or are there artifacts from his life? The first of the series looks at the Shroud of Turin. A shroud is a cloth, in this case the cloth that covered Jesus after he was hung on the cross to die. Turin is a city in Italy. The show highlights experts in their fields of science and technology to prove that the shroud is actually from Jesus. I have watched the first show in this series and I will say it is not for children to watch. There are some parts of such suffering and cruelty that I mys

Giveaway: Veggie Tales newest DVD NOAH'S ARK (that just might look like an orange)

In the Northeast it's cold. It's been a snowy winter, and it's good to know it won't snow forever...or rain forever as we learn in Noah's Ark. Remember the Dove and the Rainbow? Veggie Tales newest DVD is NOAH'S ARK stars Bob the  Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, Shem, Sadie, Noah, Naamah, Ham, Japheth, and the crew of Veggies.  Also the voices of Wayne Brady and Jaci Velasquez for Shem and Sadie. NOAH’S ARK will be available March 3 on DVD and digital download.  Head on over to their web site for FREE Noah's Ark printables, crafts, and activities.  The colorful, fun loving Veggie Tales bring the story of God's Promise to young children and their families in Noah's Ark. Great for children and families of all ages to view.    "In NOAH’S ARK, Shem and Sadie return home from their honeymoon to find that Noah (played by Pa Grape) has begun, at God’s direction, to work on a massive ark, which his wife Naamah (played by Madame Blueberry) and s

Giveaway: New Purex® PowerShot Detergent! Are you ready to flip?

Laundry, wash, dirty clothing, or whatever term you use for- it's time to run the washing machine are part of my daily life. How about yours? I do an average of two loads of wash a day. When my kids were younger it was like 5 loads a day! That's a lot of laundry detergent to buy and lug home from the store. I am glad for the more concentrated laundry detergent since that means the bottle is not so heavy. It's enough work loading the washing machine then the dryer to have yet another big ole bottle to navigate measuring the right amount and not have a messy dripping bottle, right? I like this idea for a liquid laundry detergent: Flip. Dose. Done. No Measuring No Guesswork No Mess So, what's this new product???  It's new! It's    Purex® PowerShot   detergent. It's available in Mountain Breeze and Natural Elements Linen & Lillies It's Super Concentrated with 50% more stain fighting power in every drip. It smells awesome and cleans awesome. It's pret

Have you visited The Shelter Pet Project yet? Meow! Bark to it!

Our family has had two cats. Well, we have one now. Both cats were adopted from a shelter. Are you interested in adopting a pet??? Then visit The Shelter Pet Project and get a cuddly pet to snuggle up with! Hopefully anyway. As I sit here typing, our cat is snoozing, on the couch. Warm, fed, comfy, and content. Here he is awake stretched out and relaxing. Each year approximately 3-4 million pets are adopted from shelter and rescue groups, but 2.4 million healthy and treatable pets still need our help to find a home each year.  join the social circles: #shelterpetlove

WILD original motion picture soundtrack is right on the trail.

Did you ever imagine a movie without the music? Music totally makes the movie, don't you think? Those songs are there to highlight the experience of watching the film. It's an emotional feeling, something to relate to, and perhaps give you something to ponder on about your own life.  WILD's original motion picture soundtrack offers many a song I grew up listening to like: Simon & Garfunkel's "Homeward Bound" and "If I Could". Songs that travel with the star of this film through her 1000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. Her 94 days of walking, hardship, joy, dangerous animals, and adventure on the trail, and as my husband often states to situations: "there's a song for that". True.  Reese Witherspoon plays author Cheryl Strayed's character in the film. Based on the book Cheryl wrote from her life experiences and time on the trail. It's about a mother and daughter relationship, and a relationship with herself, how she got to

Deals for Tuesday

examples of free samples I received Free sample of Butterfly   pads for men and women with ABL Parents magazine is offering 7 free issues of their magazine. Sign up here  Like to read about celebrities? Get US weekly for free! Sign up here . (answer a few questions to get yours)  I signed up for this and did get the magazine for two years I think. Great easy, fun reading! This is an easier one to sign up for Better Homes and Gardens magazine for a free year. great deal! Free sample from Always

Ready for a new snack? Reese's spreads make snack time smooth and tasty!

Now you can have the taste of Resse's Peanut butter cups in a spread!  New Reese's spreads, peanut butter and chocolate. Smooth Rich Spreadable  Spoonful snacking Snacking and dipping chips, crackers, fruit, pretzels, bananas Meals Sandwich making Treat sharing Portable for work, school, office, picnics, outings. 190 calories per 2 tablespoons 13 ounce jar size Do not refrigerate the product Do not microwave the product Follow the conversation: #ReesesSpreads @ReesesPBCups Reese's Disclosure: I received this product complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

New featurette of McFARLAND, USA and images from World Premier

McFARLAND, USA  Rated PG Opens in theaters February 20, 2015 #McFarland, USA join the social relay race for a chance to win $2,500 and other prizes! Based on the 1987 true story, “McFarland, USA” follows novice runners from McFarland, an economically challenged town in California, as they give their all to build a cross-country team under the direction of Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner), a newcomer to their predominantly Latino high school, with whom they ultimately bond to build not only a championship cross-country team but an enduring legacy as well. Well, I can tell you I ran all through high school and college-even though I don't look like that skinny runner I once was, I did. I can also tell you it is a bond you form with your fellow runners and your coach. From practice, meets, weekend fun runs, meals, bus rides, and memories, it's all part of being a family. Our girls cross-country team was new the first year I joined so we really bonded, as they did in McFarland USA,

Enter to win passes to experience the world class Royal Ballet at a New Jersey Cinema.

Fathom Events invites you to experience world class ballet shows on the big screen when The Royal Ballet’s The Winter’s Tale and Swan Lake are screened at select cinemas nationwide on 2/17 and 3/19. These shows are ONE-DAY ONLY.  Enter now to win a pair of passes to the events.  (this giveaway is being held by the promotional company) Enter Here for your chance to win a pair of passes. February 17. 2015 Ballet The participating theaters in New Jersey : Clifton, Paramus, Hazlet, North Brunswick, and Edgewater . The Winter’s Tale     Following his delightful full-length ballet Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Christopher Wheeldon continues his highly successful collaboration with designer Bob Crowley and composer Joby Talbot to create his first ballet based on a Shakespeare play, the late romance The Winter’s Tale. The story follows the destruction of marriage through consuming jealousy, the abandonment of a child, and a seemingly hopeless love. Yet through remorse and regret – and af

Giveaway: Passes to experience The REMBRANDT EXHIBITION at a New Jersey Cinema.

Fathom Events invites you to experience world class museums and galleries on the big screen when Exhibition on Screen’s REMBRANDT is screened at select cinemas nationwide on 2/24. This show is ONE-DAY ONLY.   Enter now to win a pair of passes to the event: (this giveaway is being held by the promotional company) See the Rembrandt exhibition from the comfort of your theater seat. This event offers audiences private, guided tours of a two extraordinary galleries with behind the scenes access, expert interviews, and biographical featurettes. Enter Here for your chance to win a pair of passes. February 24, 2015  Film Run time 85 minutes.  The participating Theaters in New Jersey: North Brunswick, Toms River, East Hanover and Westfield. Rembrandt From the National Gallery, London &  Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam Every Rembrandt exhibition is eagerly anticipated, but this major new show, focused on the final years of his life and hosted by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum

Giveaway: 5 Premium Membership codes to Polaroid Blipfoto, the unique online photo journal sharing site.

Today is a day full of beauty, joy, sadness, hope, history, milestones, nature, and life as we see it. Most likely you snapped a few images of today. Each day document a photo that has a special meaning to you on a very cool new web site called Polaroid Blipfoto.    The photos are really amazing!  Keep it simple and share one photo! Document today! Share today! The site is easy to navigate and upload your photo.  Plus you can add a journal entry and tags if you want to share what your photo is about.  When you tag your photo, you can look for other "blipppers" (members) sharing the same "blip" (tag). I am enjoying browsing the photos of Winter and Nature this week. I shared my first photo today, you can see it on   Polaroid Blipfoto . A start of my photo journal. Thanks to Polaroid Blipfoto they are giving away  5  five premium membership codes (good for a one year membership)  to 5 winners!!! (just enter the rafflecopter at the bottom of this post for your chance t

Giveaway: ROADMAP GENESIS - DVD a documentary by Nolan Lebovitz

What does the word Genesis mean to you? A new beginning, the beginning, new, life???  The film maker,  Nolan Lebovitz ask that question to people on the street-there are some funny answers, and some right ones too.  Might be a good time to read or re-read the book of Genesis in The Bible! Make it your road map for life, and share it with others. For your chance to win a copy of this film, enter the giveaway on this post! about the film: Roadmap Genesis is a film documentary that makes the case that the Book of Genesis is a roadmap containing guideposts on how to live a productive, fruitful, and fulfilling life that will help our society lift itself out of its current decline and return it to prosperity, promise, and accomplishment. When Filmmaker Nolan Lebovitz. found himself at a crossroads in his life, he knew he had to choose between continuing to make the Hollywood suspense thrillers that were his livelihood and trying to make the world a better place for his new young family. Afte

Book giveaway: NOURISHED, A search for Health, Happiness, and a FullNight's Sleep.

One particular day in the Fall of 2009, I sat down at our Kitchen Table with my laptop and said to my husband I want to start a blog. He asked what was I going to write about. I sat there and looked at our kitchen table and said-all this stuff on the table, and so the blog began. But what would I call the blog? There was a pile of newspapers/coupons/advertisements,school papers, recipes, mail,magazines,sunglasses, keys,books, and who knows what else buried in those piles on the table. I like to shop, I like to clip coupons, I like to find special offers, free samples, new products, and go to the mall. So, that's what I started to write about, all those piles of stuff on the table. That's also how I came up with the name for this blog- Kitchen Table.   I used to have a tablecloth for every season, so hence, I change the background with every season or holiday. It's sort of like this blog is my kitchen table where I write about life and stuff. Over the years of being homeroom

BLACK OR WHITE is in theaters now! What makes a family? Watch the trailer!

This film, Black or White is in theaters now!. It's cold and windy this week, so head to the theater and see it! Kevin Costner plays the grandfather to this little girl-Eloise. Her mother has passed and so has his wife. Grandfather is all alone raising her, but her other grandmother wants the child to live with her and maybe even the child's dad if he can get his act together. Looks like a good film and a family man role for Kevin Costner, he lives in a big house with tons of comforts, and the child's grandmother lives with less comforts of home. Who will Eloise live with? . #lovehasnocolor SYNOPSIS BLACK OR WHITE is the story of a grandfather (Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner) who is suddenly left to care for his beloved granddaughter.  When the little girl’s paternal grandmother (Academy Award® winner Octavia Spencer) seeks custody, a legal battle ensues that forces the families to confront their true feelings on race, forgiveness and understanding.  Anchored by a