Early Combo Pack Holiday Giveaway in Celebration of the Movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas,” Released November 22nd!

 

 

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The holidays have arrived! What sweeter way to kick it off than with the brand new movie, “The Man Who Invented Christmas, “ hitting theaters, November 22nd! If you’re looking for a fun way to kick off the Christmas season then pack up the kids, get some hot cocoa and head to a theater near you to watch the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from, “A Christmas Carol.” The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real-life inspirations with his imagination to create timeless characters that led to the beloved story that became a Christmas favorite. You’ll enjoy the stellar cast that includes Christopher Plummer from The Sound of Music and  Dan Stevens from Beauty and the Beast and Downton Abbey in this delightful upcoming family movie.

I’m especially looking forward to this movie because The Christmas Carol is literally one of our favorite movies. In our family, it is a tradition for us to see the Muppets Chrismas Carol at our favorite movie house. I let her see it in her jammies than afterward we get hot chocolate and drive around the neighborhood looking at Christmas light and listening to carols.

One of our other traditions is giving to a cause such as Operation Christmas Child through the Samaritans Purse. It’s a wonderful way to teach our children about the sweetness of giving. If you’re looking for an opportunity to give back check out their ministry.

Okay here is the really cool part! Thanks to Grace Hill Media I have a fantastic giveaway for you Christmas Lovers!

You Can Win Not One…Not Two…But a Three DVD Combo Pack!

It’s a Perfect Combo to Add to Your Christmas Collection!

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Enter to Win by November 22nd!

Simply leave a comment letting me know your favorite Christmas movie!

Take a sneak peek at the Behind Scenes of  The Man Who Invented Christmas

Goodbye Christopher Robin Giveaway! Enter Today!

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I hope you had the chance to see the very sweet movie, “Goodbye Christopher Robin.” I am so excited to offer this great giveaway hosted by Grace Hill Media! You’ll receive a leather-bound journal that your kids can use to write their own stories and a lovely linen bag that can hold your family’s favorite literary treasures.

How Can You Win?

Enter by leaving a comment telling me your favorite childhood book. One Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, November 15th.

Thank  you for participating and good luck!

Don’t Miss Tomorrow’s Release of the Heartwarming Movie, “Goodbye Christopher Robin,”

Don’t miss this heartwarming story about  A.A. Milne, an author, and veteran of The Great War suffering from PTSD who was inspired by his son to create the delightful stories of Winnie the Pooh and the characters who have come to reside on our bookshelves that we’ve read over and over again.

The film is being released tomorrow, Friday, October 13th nationwide! Take the kids to see what is sure to be a treat! Just take a look at the clip provided by Grace Hill Media and you will definitely want to get in movie line for the popcorn and snacks!

This is one movie that I can’t wait to take my daughter to see, especially after seeing the original stuffed animals on display in the children’s section at the New York Public Library this past summer! Just take a look at how lovely they are! Now, how can’t you want to see what inspired the story behind these adorable treasures!

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“A Dog’s Purpose,” A Touching Family Movie for All Dog Lovers!

Celebrate Your Dog’s Purpose!

Take the Kids to See, “A Dog’s Purpose,” on  January 27th!

It’s amazing how dogs have an ability to love you unconditionally. I had no plans on getting a pup, matter of fact I was completely against adding another responsibility to my already overflowing plate. But, after some coercing for years from my daughter, I ended up making one of the best decisions of my life… our dog Winter! Winter an adorable Shorkie has stolen my heart and has made our family complete. I can’t imagine her not cuddling up to me every day. Winter is the first one to greet me at the door, she’s loyal, fun, and is the sweetest addition to our life. We had no idea  what we were missing before her little paws trotted into our life.  Look at this face!

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I’m so excited about the January 27th release of “A Dog’s Purpose.” A heartwarming movie the whole family can enjoy and a sweet tribute to the pets that add love to our families.  Told from the perspective of “everybody’s best friend” the film highlights the importance of familial bonds, and the unconditional love we have for our best friends.

One of the coolest things about, “A Dog’s Purpose, ” is their partnership with the non-profit Best Friends Animal Society, and photos of dogs available for adoption. You can also add your dog to the website! Check out the trailer below and mark your calendars for this touching film. Oh and go give your pup an extra hug!

Who Inspires You? Tell Me and Win a $25.00 Target Gift Card!

Share Who Inspires You and Why and Win a $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway!

Leave a comment and tell me who inspires you and why and you will be entered in the drawing to win the $25 Gift Card! 

Deadline is Friday, August 5th

One of the greatest gift you can give another human being isn’t anything materialistic, it isn’t money it is simply to inspire them. When I reflect on the people who have inspired me some have been famous, but mostly they were humble, every day people who had the gift to inspire me through their words, actions and mainly their heart. My grandmother was a huge inspiration to me, although most would say she lived a pretty ordinary life, but I thought she was extraordinary. She lived her life being kind to all people, whether she knew them or not, she shared her faith in the most beautiful way, she was never judgmental and through her softness was a fierce strength that shined through. Although gone for almost seven years now, she still guides me everyday. That’s inspiration! Leaving those seeds that germinate even when you are no longer around.

When I think of inspiration, I also think of people with the odds stacked against them, who have been knocked down or have a disability or difficult circumstances and they overcome it with determination, grace and hard work. I think of my lovely friend who is in a wheelchair, but works out consistently to stay fit (much more than I do!) and has done extraordinary things regardless of the odds against her. I think fondly of a man from my church who is blind, yet gets up in front of our congregation on Sundays and leads our songs with his booming powerful voice, praising God. Then I think of his wife who is also blind, and gets on the metro in rush hour to go work in DC, which can be quite the challenge even for those of us who have our vision. I’m inspired by my friend, a single mom of a five-year old who is battling MS, but every day she takes care of her son, striving to give him everything he needs, never giving up, even when the exhaustion can bring her to her knees.  The courage and will of all these precious people inspire me to reach higher, to be better, and to examine myself to see how I can be an inspiration to others around me.

Need a little inspiration? Below is a clip of Rachel, a young adult from the cast of Born This Way on A&E. She faces the obstacles that come along with having Down Syndrome with courage, determination, and love and is a picture of inspiration. You can’t watch this and not be inspired. In these trying times I encourage you to surround yourself with inspiration whether it is with people, activities, and even television series like Born This Way that airs on A& E  10 PM/9 c.

Enter this fun giveaway and maybe you can give a small gift to the person who inspires you!

 

Giveaway sponsored by Grace Hill Media. The gift card will be mailed to you within 48 hours after the announcement of the winner.

 

Watch the Exclusive Trailer of “Born This Way,” Premiering Tuesday, July 26th on A&E

Catch, “Born This Way,” on A&E  Tomorrow at 10/9 c!

I must admit, I’ve been avoiding watching television these days like the plague. It just hasn’t been appealing to me with all the politics, anger, aggression, and bad news, it’s been somewhat depressing, so I’ve kept my distance. But,Born This Way,” on A&E  has given me a reason to dust off the remote control and tune in into a reality show that is inspiring, funny, heartwarming and endearing. I’m normally not a fan of reality t.v. however A&E has broken the mold in the most beautiful way!

“Born This Way,” follows the lives of seven young adults with Down Syndrome as they pursue their dreams, navigate through romantic relationships, and  explore friendships. It is evident quite early on in,Born This Way,” that although Down Syndrome is undeniably a part of their life it doesn’t limit them from pursuing their passions. We have these unfortunate expectations in society, that when someone has a disability that they are starkly different from us, when in fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth!  You’ll find yourself quickly, falling in love with the cast and their parents because of their raw honesty with their struggles and their joys.

One of my favorite quotes, is in the season opener, when one of the parents says,  It’s important to recognize, even though we all have abilities and we all have disabilities, that we don’t define and describe ourselves by those,” which so accurately reflects the heart of this meaningful show. In a world where everyone seems so focused on our differences, “Born This Way, reminds us that although we are all different, there are similarities that we all share such as; the desire to be loved, the bonds of friendship, disappointments, challenges, successes and well…just life.

Watch the Preview and Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday, July 26th at 10 PM/9 PM c for “Born This Way.”

Get ready to fall in love with this lovely, funny and talented cast. 

*Clip provided through courtsey of Grace Hill Media and A&E.

Win CONJURING 2 Giveaway Package! Enter Today!

ENTER TO WIN THE NEW RELEASED MOVIE THE CONJURING 2 GIVEAWAY PACKAGE!

IN THEATERS FRIDAY, JUNE 10th!

Here’s what you’ll win when you enter:

  • 2 Movie Vouchers up to $12.00 each
  • Leather Bound Notebook
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Cups!

Enter Today! Deadline is Monday, June 13th!

Leave a comment on this post and a way to contact you if you win!

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Thanks to Grace Hill Media and Warner Brothers for this awesome Giveaway!

Win Movie Vouchers to See “Midnight Special!” Enter Today!

 

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Enter By Leaving A Comment! Deadline is Sunday, March 20th !

Winner will be Announced Monday, March 21st

One lucky winner will get 2 Movie Vouchers to use to see “Midnight Special.”

That means you get to see a movie for free! Take your kid, a friend, a relative and enjoy a night out at the movies!

Midnight Special is about the power of a parent’s love – How far a mother and father would go to protect their child. This movie will encourage us to reflect on the importance of family and the responsibility parents have to encourage and shield their children from society’s wrongful perception of what “normal” should look like. The film is written and directed by Jeff Nichols stars Michael Shannon, Kirsten Dunst, Joel Edgerton, Adam Driver, Sam Shepard, and Jaeden Lieberher.

Release Date is Friday, March 18th! 

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Giveaway Sponsored by Grace Hill Media