Saturday, April 23, 2016

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist GIVEAWAY! (5/8) #LearnWithOrkin

*Disclosure: The following was information was provided to me to share with my readers in promotion of Orkin Rollins INC.  I will receive the same package as the giveaway prize in exchange for this post.  All opinions are my own.


Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.

To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.


Check out this scientific fact about mosquitoes!  Interesting!

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?
At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.
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GIVEAWAY!
One lucky reader is going to win a Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit!

The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:
  • 2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
  • 2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
  • 2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
  • 2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids' activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.


To enter to win take the "Buzzer Beater" Quiz and comment with your results. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address with the comment, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

Each household is only eligible to win Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.


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Open to U.S. residents 18 years and older. Giveaway 
will end Sunday, May 8th, 2016 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be chosen shortly after and contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will have to choose a new winner.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Wildflower" DVD Review & Giveaway!! (4/20)

*Disclosure: The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.  All opinions are my own.



About Wildflower:
Creatively gifted, college student Chloe Moray (portrayed by Nathalia Ramos, known for BRATZ, Arrested DevelopmentHouse of Anubis) finds solace from a difficult childhood in her extraordinary art. But when an alarming dream begins to recur nightly, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search for peace takes her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh (Cody Longo, known for NOT TODAY, Hollywood Heights, Nashville), a young man dealing with his own painful loss. Together they find in each other someone they can trust as they seek to unlock a cold-case mystery from years before. But with the authorities blocking the way, Chloe's new-found hope is challenged in this powerful story of faith, triumph and healing.

Link to trailer: https://youtu.be/K0KLHhHOvws
Website: http://wildflowerthemovie.com/


**WILDFLOWER will be available on DVD and VOD April 5th, 2016 and airing on Lifetime Movie Network in June.  

Take a look at the trailer:

My Review:
Wildflower draws the viewer in from the beginning and keeps you guessing right up until the very end.  Not only is it suspenseful, but it's also moving and just an all-around entertaining movie to watch.  While it may not be the most family-friendly, there are very few moments that are too intense.

The entertainment aspect is definitely a strong positive element of this film, but so it the faith component.  It shows how opening up and trusting can lead to healing...not only for one character, but several. It really shows how God works in mysterious ways!

A great film that I can see everyone enjoying.  I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Wildflower!

Buy It!
Wildflower can be purchased on amazon.com for $14.98.

GIVEAWAY!

Congratulations to the only comment, mail4rosey!  

One lucky winner will receive their own copy of Wildflower!

To enter to win leave a comment below. Please be sure to leave your e-mail address with the comment, so I can contact you if you're the winner.

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Open to U.S. residents 18 years and older. Giveaway 
will end Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be chosen shortly after and contacted via e-mail. The winner will have 48 hours to respond otherwise I will have to choose a new winner.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"Noble" DVD Review

*Disclosure:  I was provided the following DVD in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.  All opinions are my own.


About Noble:
They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream. NOBLE, the award-winning feature film, is the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision to escape the slums of Ireland and risk everything on the streets of Vietnam.

Take a look at the trailer:

My Review:
Noble is an awesome film about an amazing woman's life.  For Christina Noble to go through all she did, more than any one person should have to experience in their life, and overcome it all is truly inspiring.  Not only does she overcome it, but also goes on to help children who suffered as she once did.  This movie pulls on your heart-strings and is one that, once watched, will never be forgotten.

I highly recommend this movie to all.  Go out and get a copy.  You'll be glad you did!

Buy It!
Noble can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.49!  (A steal for such a great film!)

Monday, April 4, 2016

"When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart" DVD Review

*Disclosure: I was provided the following DVD in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.


About "When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart":
In the days before the big New Year’s Eve celebration, Hope Valley sees some unpredictable resolutions. For instance, Abigail sets out to catch whoever’s been stealing from her kitchen: and finds herself in charge of two orphans in the process. Elizabeth resolves to take charge of Jack’s dog, Rip, in an attempt to remedy Rip’s apparent jealousy of their relationship. Rosemary is determined to win a San Francisco Herald essay contest about a "real frontier family",… and has to pose as Lee’s wife when a reporter from the paper shows up. And Bill Avery tries his best to convince Jack that he’s not the one who should be behind bars for counterfeiting. Meanwhile, two visitors in town ponder sticking around and causing trouble for both Jack and Pastor Frank!

My Review:
As the first DVD of Season 3, When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart starts off right where Season 2 left off.  I appreciated getting answers right away to the questions I had when Season 2 left us hanging.  It was good to see Elizabeth back in Hope Valley, teaching and working with the children again like in Season 1.  While the kids were in in Season 2 a bit, I missed the Elizabeth working through troubles that the kids and their families had.

This season looks like it's going to have the same elements that my family has loved all long in the When Calls the Heart series.  The mystery, drama, romance and all around family friendliness of the series are all things that make us adore the When Calls the Heart episodes so much.

When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart was a great kick-off for Season 3 and I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for our viewing pleasure!

Buy It: 
When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.39!  An awesome deal for such a great DVD!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Love+Blessed Review and Contest! #LoveAndBlessed #FlyBy

*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. 
About Loved + Blessed Boxes:

Each month the box of encouragement™ includes:
  • a MINI POSTER for your home or office
  • a repositionable REMINDER STICKER perfect for your mirror, laptop or tablet
  • a SCRIPTURE CARD sized to fit in your pocket or purse
  • a removable KEEPSAKE THEME CARD
  • a special GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Our boxes are full of little gifts of surprise and delight that help remind you to walk in faith throughout your day.  Our gift of encouragement changes each month.  You'll receive gifts of jewelry, prayer accessories, stationary, journals, home decor and more!  
My Review:

I received a Beauty box for my review.  The box is a sweet pink that immediately makes you feel special.
 I love that is says "Encouragement Delivered" right on the shipping label!  :-)

When I opened the box, the inside of the lid said: 

    "We know that inner beauty is most important in the eyes of our Creator, but YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL on the outside too!  No matter what anyone tells you, the standards of beauty in this world mean nothing.  God created you just as you are for a great purpose.  From the hairs on your head to the bottom on your toes, He knew what He was doing and didn't make any mistakes.  Don't let the fake and unattainable standards of beauty that the world promotes fool you into thinking you are not beautifully and wonderfully made.  Celebrate you and the God who took care in creating every inch of you.  Stay Encouraged, loved+blessed"

Isn't that sweet!  Still feeling special!! :-)

The box contains a card that tells you everything that is in the box.

 Look at all the wonderful reminders that God made you Beautiful!  


One of my favorite things in the box is the sticker that can be put anywhere.  I like the idea of sticking it on the bathroom mirror as a reminder every time I look in it.  It says "YOU ARE all together BEAUTIFUL, my darling; there is no flaw in you.  Song of Solomon 4:7"

I also love the prayer journal!  Not only is it beautiful, but I love the layout of it for keeping track of prayers. :-)

I highly recommend the Loved+Blessed Boxes!  They're a beautiful, sweet way to send encouragement to a loved one or even to yourself...because you need encouragement too sometimes! :-)



Buy it!
Get or give a Loved+Blessed Box subscription!  Prices range from $10 for one month (plus $3 shipping & handling) to $109.99 for 12 months.  Month-to-Month subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.  3, 6 and 12 month subscriptions are non-refundable.  Visit the Loved+Blessed site to learn more.
CONTEST!
Enter to win a Loved+Blessed 12-month subscription!  A FULL YEAR of encouragement for you or a friend!  Enter the contest HERE.  (Winner will be chosen April 1st, 2016)
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