Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book review: MAGIC PIER: author Daniel P. Grote

Magic Pier 
Daniel P. Grote
$15.99 us
iuniverse
Fiction

In the Fall of 2013 Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. The shore towns of New Jersey were damaged, washed away, and are still recovering. Just take a drive down those South Jersey shore towns and you'll see.



In this book, Magic Pier, Drake Garrison is a real estate attorney but is torn about doing his work at the law firm and helping to re-build the pier in Seaside Heights where he worked as a young boy. 

His wife is due with their first child, politicians are playing games as to who gets relief funds to rebuild the shore, and Drake is trying to manage it all.  Meeting with Washington D.C. and local politicians to channel funds to SeaSide Heights he finds himself the keynote speaker at a few events. People feel his passion for the pier. 

Perhaps Drake feels the passion a bit too much when he leaves the court room just before a trial to go to the pier and help move the Tilt A whirl. The partners at his law firm request a meeting with him after his stunt of leaving the client with out an attorney present. They don't offer him a seat at the meeting, just a box to collect his belongings.

By this point he has been working full time at the pier, while Rusty the owner is recovering from a heart attack in the hospital. Drake's wife Stefanie asks him for help to paint the baby's room and to be around more to help her. Drake can't seem to make a commitment to helping her because he's become so engulfed in the pier repair.

Stefanie has gone away for a week-leaving Drake to sort out his priorities-or so she thinks. His working at the pier is consuming his time until two of the old workers are back helping Rusty. Drake is offered another job at a law firm and accepts.

The baby is born, Drake is employed. What could be better? Drake is able to take his son to the Magic Pier excited to share his childhood with his child. Do you think his child feels the magic of the pier as Drake did/does? Does Stefanie accompany them on the visit to the pier? Guess you'll have to read the book!

Every one's Summer time memory is different, but those that grew up going to the Jersey Shore know the emotion and memory of the boardwalk, beach, breezes, sunshine, night life, and that feeling of amusement rides. 
That's the magic.
Don't miss out on the magic and visit the Jersey Shore this Summer, and read Magic Pier before you go to get a glimpse into the beach life.

Disclosure:
I was sent a copy of Magic Pier. The comments and views are my own.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

$250 Whole Foods Market gift basket giveaway. Share the Buzz!


  • Did you know honey bees pollinate over 100 of the foods grown that we eat from Almonds to Zucchini.
  • Did you know honey bees pollinate the grasses that cows, goats and other grazers feed on? (meat, cheese, butter)
  • Did you know the honey bee population is declining?
  • Did you know YOU can help support honey bees?


Do I have to be a bee keeper?
Nah-just join the "Share the Buzz" with Whole Foods Market.

Visit Whole Foods Market: April 15-28 is "Share The Buzz" in Cherry Hill, or Marlton, or Princeton New Jersey for these events:

Get crafty and make a FREE BEE and drop it in the hive.  For each bee made $1.00 will be donated to New Jersey Beekeepers.


Shopping for groceries: April 15-28 look in the store for any foods that are grown in support of bee preservation- look for the "SharetheBuzz" signs throughout the store. Share your photo and tag it #SharetheBuzz and tag it the     store  you took the photo in,  @WholeFoodsMarketPrinceton, @WFM_CherryHIll  @WFM_Marlton for a chance to win a Whole Foods $25 gift card. (winners will be notified around April 30, 2015

On April 18, 2015
All Whole Foods Markets will be  hosting a "Share the Buzz" at all Whole Foods locations. The event will consist of tastings, demonstrations, and local bee keepers.

Tips for shopping at Whole Foods Market:
Pick up a coupon book when you walk in the store, and sign up for Whole Foods rewards card at customer service or when you check out.



On a recent Monday morning at Whole Foods Market in Princeton, New Jersey I attended a blogger event tilted  "Plant Seeds, Protect Pollinators".

The morning was spent with fellow bloggers and "Share the Buzz" promoters
Kitchen Twins
Jersey Family Fun
Jersey Girl Cooks
Rodale Institute
Fruit Wood Farm
Whole Foods Markets team

The food we sampled was courtesy of the honey bee population. The food was very fresh and flavorful. Thanks honey bees.



Blackberry Honeydew Salad
Bee friendly salad

Ingredients
2 cups fresh blackberries
2 cups honeydew melon, cut into pieces the size of the blackberries
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons honey

Directions
put the fruit on a plate or in a serving bowl
whisk lime juice and honey together and drizzle over the fruit

Serves 4
(recipe credit given to Whole Foods Market Blogger event Protect Pollinators)
Cheese pairing with honey: Taste the cheese first, then taste the honey. It's amazingly good. Great combinations. The Cherry Hill store offers this class on pairing. Check the store for registration, date, and time.


We did not just eat the whole morning long, we learned a few things too:

Buzz words like green and sustainable are good thoughts but let's think regeneration. As in regenerate our soil.
Don't just sustain agriculture, regenerate it.
Healthy Soil, Healthy crops, Healthy people. 
Rodale Institute has studied "Regenerative Organic Agricultural & Climate Change.


Keep your yard or little piece of the earth free of harmful chemicals in your neck of the woods. Plant plants, giving bees places to do their work. Honey bees travel from plant to plant doing their job pollinating. Use organic, non modified seeds. Don't use harmful pesticides or herbicides on your lawn where bees feed. Visit a local farm that produces all natural honey
Fruitwood Orchards Honey located in Monroeville, New Jersey. You can find their honey at Whole Foods Market in the New Jersey area.

What's in the bag? Bees?
Nope. It's food grown from crops pollinated by honey bees.



And now for the big news: the giveaway!!!GIVEAWAY: For your chance to win this basket of BEE related items, please enter the widget below.


BEE-utiful gift basket Giveaway:
 (valued at $250)
containing:
·         $100 Whole Foods Market Gift Card
·         Organic pollinator produce (berries, melons, avocados)
·         Local honey & cheeses
·         Beeswax candles
·         Vendor Products actively protecting pollinators                           (Cascadian Farms Cereal, Blue Diamond Almond Milk,               365 Pollinator Friendly Almond Butter)
·         Plant seeds

Please note: Winner must be able to pick-up prize at an Eastern Pennsylvania or New Jersey (Princeton, Cherry Hill, Marlton) Whole Foods Market location.

winner is Elizabeth from NJ!


If the form is not loading you can go direct to Whole Foods Market giveaway Form.

LIBERA Boy Choir has a new CD and DVD: Angels Sing-Libera in America.

If you haven't heard LIBERA sing, be sure to watch the video!
It's a very moving experience to listen to the songs. It's truly music to your ears. 

LIBERA - The International Sensation as seen at the Papal Mass at Yankee Stadium, Kennedy Center Honors, TODAY Show, Tonight Show, PBS and NBC!


Boychoir sensation LIBERA have released their new album Angels Sing - Libera in America, with the DVD & Blu-ray coming March 10th! 


Have a listen: such wonderful voices. Clear, Crisp, and lovely.

Great song too! 

What a Wonderful World:



 The special is also being featured on public television around the country. Check your local listing for time and date.



Celestial Song-List Includes:
Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee
America the Beautiful
Amazing Grace
The Prayer
How Great Thou Art



For tour dates, Album, and more info visit Libera.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

HILLSONG-LET HOPE RISE film has just released the trailer. See it here first!

“Hillsong–LET HOPE RISE” Movie coming soon! 
See the official trailer here! 
It's just been released.
Hillsong is a church that spans globally to 12 locations
Hillsong United is the name of the band.
Their songs are sung by millions of people in churches.




The band’s new single TOUCH THE SKY will be out soon.

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"The music of Hillsong spotlighted in the film – hits like “Mighty to Save,” “Hosanna,” “From The Inside Out,” Relentless” and, of course, “Oceans,” which topped Billboard’s Christian music charts for an unheard of 45 weeks!"


 official synopsis for the movie: 

 “Hillsong–LET HOPE RISE” chronicles the spectacular and unlikely rise to prominence of the Australia-based Christian band, Hillsong UNITED. Directed by Michael John Warren, the film follows the band they labor to record their next album and explores the history of Hillsong, a 30-year journey from a tiny church in the Sydney suburbs to a vibrant international ministry. The movie culminates in a transformational concert experience spotlighting the humble hearts behind this worldwide sensation.


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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

"The Drop Box" Adventures in Odyssey gift certificate giveaway

Ready for some adventure? Adventures in Odyssey has a new limited time offer $2.99 sampler CD: THE DROP BOX

Based on Focus on the Family's film THE DROP BOX, this Adventure in Odyssey episode is set in South Korea where Whit and Eugene help a pastor with something you might not want to or ever think about. Helpless babies.


The Drop Box is based on the true story of Pastor Lee Jong-rak in South Korea where he opened his home to babies that were orphaned.


He created a warm safe place- a bin or The Drop Box, in his house where mothers can anonymously place their babies for refuge from abandoning their babies on the street. 





Pop this CD in your car or home player and listen to a story of the value of human life. The audio is wonderful with clear, real life voices, sounds, and imagination as you listen to the stories unfold. Imaginations can take over while children listen to the story. 


Visit the cast on their Facebook Page 


There are three audio adventures on this sampler CD:

Running time is around 1 1/2 hour
Ages: Juvenile
Fiction/Action/Adventure
Cost: $2.99

1. The Drop Box
  Sanctity of Human Life

Their mission is based on a true story.
Their mission is collecting abandoned babies. 
Why oh why are there abandoned babies?
What will become of these abandoned babies?

2. The Chosen one, Part 1
  Sacrifice

3. The Chosen one, Part 2
  Sacrifice


Do you have room in your heart for a new family member? 


The Washington family talks over adopting Kelly, a ten year old girl. In parts 1 and 2. Kelly needs a place to live, but can she move in with the Washington family? 

What changes would you need to make if you had a 10 year old join your family?
Would the kids need to share a bed, share food, share toys, or share the bathroom! 
The family learns about Sacrifice in parts 2 and 3. A good lesson for this season of Lent.

Giveaway:  3 winners each win a $5 certificate to Family Christan. Giveaway to persons 18 and older. Three winners will each be sent one $5 certificate from Family Christian.



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Disclosure: I received a copy of The Drop Box for this review.
 The comments and views are my own.

Monday, March 23, 2015

The DoveKeepers airs on CBS on 4/31 and 5/1. Images and trailer here!

What was it like to live in ancient Israel in 70 Christian Era or Before Christ.
If you were Jewish, orders were made to destroy you.  
There were 900 Jewish persons who fled for their lives and hide in a fortress in Masada. The fortress was said to be hidden from sight-like no one could see it.
I can't even imagine hiding from the Roman armies, but The Dovekeepers-the woman in the fortress kept the community working together to survive. 

Based on Alice Hoffman’s Bestselling Historical Novel About a Group of Extraordinary Women Whose Lives Intersect In a Fight for Survival at the Siege of Masada in 70 C.E.
  • A FOUR-HOUR LIMITED EVENT SERIES FROM EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS ROMA DOWNEY AND MARK BURNETT 
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 31 AND WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 2015
  • visit their Facebook page to see more about the show.


photo credit: Courtesy CBS Television Network;










about the series:
"The project stars Cote de Pablo, Rachel Brosnahan and Kathryn Prescott in the title dovekeeper roles, Sam Neill as first-century Jewish scholar and historian Josephus, and Diego Boneta as a star warrior of the Jewish army at Masada. The series is based on Alice Hoffman’s bestselling, critically acclaimed historical novel about a group of extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. 

Set in ancient Israel, THE DOVEKEEPERS is based on the true events at Masada in 70 C.E. After being forced out of their home in Jerusalem by the Romans, 900 Jews were ensconced in a fortress at Masada, a mountain in the Judean desert. Besieged at Masada, the Jews held out for months against the vast Roman armies. The project will recount the events from the perspective of a few extraordinary women who arrive at Masada with unique backstories, but a common bond for survival. Additionally, these women, who work together daily as dovekeepers, are all concealing substantial secrets."


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Friday, March 20, 2015

THE SOUND OF MUSIC 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION IS HERE, AND it's even better than I remember!!!



Oh yes It's here!!! The Sound of Music 50th anniversary Legacy Edition.
MY FAVORITE THINGS. What a wonderful song-gets you out of those down moments in a heart beat! Julie Andrews is lovely.



Another of my favorite songs is CLIMB EVERY MOUNTAIN. I'm just going to say all the songs are my favorite. The Sound of Music is the most in depth story I can ever remember as a child. What a special treat to watch it on television as a young child. So many aspects of this families life of being Motherless, the war, the hiding, the true strength of family. And of course the love story. Don't your just love when the Captain sings Edelweiss. 

Maria. Captain Von Trapp, and his children with their singing voices can make you just want to run outside and find a mountain to sing your heart out! So do it!

The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary CD is as good as it gets. It's wonderful.
It's like a childhood memory flooding back with warmth and love. Something to hold onto and cherish. Everyone should own The Sound of Music so they can experience the wonder even if you haven't seen the film, get the CD!!!

SO LONG, FAREWELL, the bedtime song the children sing to the guests as they head off to bed shows the respect they have for their father. There are no arguments or tantrums on the steps as they leave the party.


The CD comes with a booklet with images from the movie, Julie Andrews on the songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein, The Sound of Music Score, and the cast.

About the CD:
VARIOUS ARTISTS – The Sound Of Music - 50th Anniversary EditionCD/DLThe Sound Of Music - 50th Anniversary Edition, a multi-format soundtrack album celebrating Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 5-time Academy Award-winning movie musical, will be released in a newly remastered and expanded 50th anniversary version. The soundtrack rings out with heart­warming, iconic standards.  From the title composition, “The Sound of Music,” to “Sixteen Going on Seven­teen,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss,” “So Long, Farewell,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” and of course, “My Favorite Things,” The Sound Of Music - 50th Anniversary Edition will feature previously unreleased orchestral cues from the Academy Award-winning score, and all vocal performances on one CD for the first time. The Sound Of Music is a treasure for all time - The Sound of Music- 50th Anniversary Edition will be available everywhere on March 10th.

Tracks on the CD:
THE SOUND OF MUSIC – 50th ANNIVERSARY EDITION(Legacy Recordings 88875 05699 2 9)
Selections
1. Prelude and The Sound Of Music (**) •
2. Overture / Praeludium / Dixit Dominus / Morning Hymn / Alleluia (*) •
3. Maria •
4. I Have Confidence •
5. Sixteen Going On Seventeen (**) • 
6. My Favorite Things / Salzburg Montage (**) •
7. Do-Re-Mi •
8. The Sound Of Music •
9. The Lonely Goatherd • 
10. Edelweiss • 
11. Grand Waltz (*) • 
12. Laendler • 
13. So Long, Farewell • 
14. Processional Waltz (*) • 
15. Goodbye Maria / How Can Love Survive Waltz (*) • 
16. Edelweiss Waltz (*) • 
17. Entr’acte • 
18. Climb Ev’ry Mountain (**) • 
19. My Favorite Things (reprise) •
20. Something Good (**) •
21. Processional and Maria (The Wedding) •
22. Sixteen Going On Seventeen (reprise) • 
23. Do-Re-Mi (reprise) •
24. Edelweiss (reprise) • 
25. So Long, Farewell (reprise) • 
26. Nuns And Nazis / Escape / Climb Ev’ry Mountain (reprise) / Finale (**) • 
27. End Titles (*). 
* indicates previously unreleased
** includes previously unreleased material


Disclosure: I received The Sound of Music 50th Anniversary CD for this post from Sony. The comments and views are my own. 


"Whatever Wanda!" from Shine Bright Kids book giveaway

Whatever Wanda book review and giveaway:

I'd go to Rubber Duck Days festival in town, wouldn't you? It's a family day for Wanda and she doesn't want to go to the festival and participate in the activities or wear the matching outfits her family is wearing.

Those cute little Rubber Ducks look like so much fun to me, but Wanda is, well, not interested. If my family were going to Rubber Duck Days, I think one of my kids or both would be like, um no, but me-let's go!

In this book from Shine Bright Kids, your little ones can follow the star through the book and see what kind of emotion Wanda is showing. When her mom calls her to wake up and get ready for the festival Wanda replies "Whatever". Mom is happy and excited, but Wanda pulls the covers over her head.

Wanda's answer to anything is  "whatever" a ho hum kind of response she has during the festival. I'll admit, I say "whatever" to situations and that doesn't show a positive attitude. Our kids are watching us, and we need to show a positive attitude for them.

Does Wanda lose her "whatever" attitude? Enter for your chance to win a copy of this book, or visit Shine Bright Kids to purchase the book to share with your family.

It's a great gift for Easter!

Visit Shine Bright Kids for worksheets, games, and to purchase this book and other products. You can also visit Ideals books to purchase this book.



More about the book:
32 pages 
hardcover
full color pages
$14.99 usa dollars

Whatever Wanda, is the third title in the Shine Bright Kids series! The Shine Bright Kids series provides children and their families with the tools to teach the importance of making good choices. The series explores such topics as: using good judgment, taking responsibility, having a positive attitude, and demonstrating perseverance.

About the author:
Christy Ziglar, financial planner, mother of twins, and niece of legendary motivator and the world’s original optimist, Zig Ziglar, is bringing the same timeless wisdom and ageless advice to an entirely new, younger audience through her Shine Bright Kids picture book series. Christy, her husband, and their twins live in Atlanta, Georgia.

About the illustrator:
Paige Billin-Frye lives with her husband in Washington, D.C., where she gardens and grows food in her city yard. She has illustrated numerous children’s books and works in a studio over a neighborhood hardware store. Coincidentally, Paige has amassed a collection of rubber duckies of all sizes across the years.



Giveaway:  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, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Open to residents of USA and Canada 18 years of age and older.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

CINDERELLA Exclusive Trailer and FREE printables.



I know you just want to see the trailer, so I put that first.
Look for the free printables on this post too!
Cinderella is in theaters now with FROZEN FEVER short film.



click and print the images below:




"A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation."

In theaters now! Along with the new short: FROZEN FEVER



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Giveaway: EASTER STORIES, Classic Tales for the Holy Season

Who can get the Easter Bunny song out of their head in Spring Time?! Here comes Peter Cotton tail hopping down the bunny trail,Hippity Hoppity Easter's on it's way. And it is on it's way.. at last.

As a mom I've been focused on kids books for so long, that now I'm reading books for me. Less pictures, more words, although pictures are nice.

For this Easter Season I have been reading a book with a collection of stories by well know authors like: C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Goudge, Leo Tolstoy, Oscar Wilde, Ruth Sawyer, Anton Chekhov, and other authors.

Three of my favorite stories in the book, Easter Stories are "The Legend of Christophorus" by Hans Thomas- on page 171, "The Rag Man" by Walter Wangerin Jr- on page 313, and Mary's Child  by The Brothers Grim-on page 339. 

My Dad and my husband both wear Saint Christopher Medals, so when I read the story of Christophorus that was very special, and enlightening! Christophours was so driven to find the one who rules, he followed the one who claimed he was ruler of the world, but it was the ruler totally opposite God. Thank God, he found God and followed him!

The Rag Man is a story about a man who follows the Ragman wondering what he is doing with so many rags, until the follower realizes it is Christ taking care of everyone.

Mary's Child is a story about the Virgin Mary caring for a girl. She instructs her not to open the forbidden door while Mary was away, but the girl opens the door. Mary asked her if she opened the door and the girl told her no. So many times she does not tell Mary the truth that she opened one on the doors to heaven with the keys. The girl hides in the forest and is found by a King that takes her back to his castle where they are married and she is now the Queen. But, Mary continues to ask her the truth about the key to heaven, and she denies it, so Mary takes her children until the Queen finally asks for forgiveness.

The book has many more wonderful stories of faith I am enjoying reading mid day, usually around the time I would have been running over to pick up the girls from school, but they can drive themselves now.  This quiet time to myself with a good book does the soul wonders.

Easter Stories: Classic Tales for the Holy Season

Giveaway: For your chance to win a copy of EASTER STORIES, enter the raffelcopter widget.  One winner will be randomly selected and sent the book. Open to residents of USA and Canada 18 and older.
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, you are not eligible to win. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Snowflakes are a fallin'... FROZEN 2 is warming up to a sequel.

Brr...did you hear this?


Frozen 2 is officially in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios with directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee and producer Peter Del Vecho, the Oscar®-winning film making team behind Frozen.

The sequel will take us back to Arendelle. 
The production and release date are in the works, stay tuned.

TOMORROWLAND Trailer and Poster from Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

Tomorrowland will be in theaters May 22, 2015. Let's get this Summer started!

About the film:
"In Disney’s riveting mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” a jaded scientist and an optimistic teen embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space."



 

STORY SYNOPSIS:

"From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s riveting, mystery adventure “Tomorrowland,” starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of."




Monday, March 9, 2015

Road Trip!!! Enter for chance to win a Walmart gift card to stock up on Febreze Car Vent Clips for your next trip.

Do you ever feel like you spend the day in your car driving to and fro?

  • Take the kids to school
  • Pick them up after school
  • Take them to practice
  • Pick them up from practice
  • Errands
  • Appointments
  • Shopping
  • Drive Thru meals
  • Travel

Our van smelled like a locker room, a fast food restaurant, and mud. I would park the car in the garage and put all the windows down to air it out.

Then I thought what if there were mice in the garage? They might get in the car since the windows were open!
Good thing Febreze makes Car Vent Clips.
I use Febreze in the house, so why not the car! I don't want to drive a car that smells like this-



Take Freshness to go
It's March and time for Sunny days and Road Trips. Get rid of that cabin fever and go on a road trip with the family. Keep everyone's nose happy with Febreze Car Vent Clips that are available in a ton of fragrances to suite your road trip and everyday trips.  (there is even a heavy duty and smoke odor eliminator)





we played a fun road trip game that was sent with our samples.
It's fun to laugh at all the funny smells we remembered like:

This is the car I'd drive, not the one that smells like a drive thru!
Febreze Car Vent Clips are so easy to use, just clip it onto your vents in the car. It's not a heavy fragrance, just a nice subtle fresh note of clean air. The fragrance lasts up to 30 days. That's a lot of days of Hawaiian Aloha or Greek Seaside vent clips, plus other great Febreze clips.

back side of the clip, adjust the fragrance with the wheel
My husband has a pick up truck that he doesn't drive very much-it's great for trips like moving the kids in and out of their dorm. The cab of the truck always smelled like stale air. Not anymore, thanks to Febreze Car Vent Clips Linen and Sky air freshener.



Our main car is feeling happy with the fragrance of Gain Island Fresh. I could be on vacation everyday!




Febreze Car Vent Clips are available at Walmart in single or double packs.  Buy a single clip at Walmart and get another free. Look for the offer in the 3/1 Sunday brandSAVER and available at all retailers. 




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Friday, March 6, 2015

ACTIVZ Saint Patrick's Day giveaway starts today! Enter for chance to win GREEN products.


Enter the rafflecopter widget for you chance to win a special St. Patrick’s Day giveaway for a prize pack of 5 green products from ACTIVZ. with a total retail value of $234. 


To read my post on ACTIVZ using Spinach Powder go to this post to see what recipes we made.

"Activz‘s revolutionary new line of produce powders helps individuals quickly increase the nutritional value of any meal. 

This easy-to-use, preservative-free whole-food powder line—available in a variety of organic fruit, vegetable and grass options—retains all the nutrition of fresh produce while also being shelf-stable, preventing food waste. 

 The powders are especially valuable for sneaking extra fruits and veggies into your kids’ favorite dishes; we call it the “Stealth Health Revolution”! 

Simplifying whole-food supplements that provide busy people with complete health support is also our passion, and we provide options in a convenient pill and shake perfect for both kids and adults."



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NOW That’s What I Call Music, Volume 53 keeps current with hits of today.



NOW That’s What I Call Music, Vol. 53has 16 major current chart hits from various popular artists we hear playing in the mall, car, television, award shows and more. To name a few, Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez, Iggy Azalea, and Coldplay. 

This series of albums is very popular, I remember when the first one came out and thought how great is that to have all the kids favorite songs on one CD. 
Car rides got a little easier from then on. (great gift idea for Easter)

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You just might know these popular artists already! 
Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, Meghan Trainor, Maroon 5, Ed Sheeran, Tove Lo, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd, Sam Smith, One Direction, Selena Gomez, Jason Derulo, Iggy Azalea feat. MØ, Usher feat. Juicy J, Charli XCX, Mr. Probz, Calvin Harris feat. John Newman, and Coldplay, plus five up-and-coming artists.




This is new!!!
“NOW What’s Next” New Music Preview tracks. NOW Movies is a new companion collection of hit songs from the biggest movies of all time. 

Both CD's are available now for purchase from nowthatsmusic.com

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Disclosure: I relieved Now That's What I call Music Vol. 53 for this review. The comments and views are my own.

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