Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween @Lionsgate #Boo2 #ad #rwm #giveaway ends 10/25 US

This is our first year of camping fun, so we have a lot to learn!  My friend Lori told me that the best place to go Trick or Treating is the campground at Roan Mountain.  She said the campground gates close at 4 pm because there are so many visitors on that night.  When I was invited to participate in the #Boo2 promotion, I thought of the campground again….this time, wondering how a haunted campground (like the one in A Madea Halloween) might change things! Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Lionsgate. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. [Read more…]

Try the K-Cups Coffee Sample Box + $10 Amazon #giveaway

Disclosure: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may earn a commission.  Opinions shared are mine, and I’m paying for the giveaway myself.

When I posted about Amazon’s Beauty Sample box a few weeks ago, one reader commented that the K-Cup box would be nice to try.  I wholeheartedly agree!  Normally iced coffee is my first choice, but the colder months give me a craving for hot java.  We have several Keurig machines at work, so there are always a few K-Cups in my desk.  My favorites are hazelnut and vanilla, but it’s nice to try some new flavors, too. [Read more…]

Doodle, Imagine, Draw sketch book #giveaway – ends 10/29 US

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Both of my kids LOVE to draw. They can occupy themselves for hours, creating illustrations for stories or trying to learn a new style.  Sometimes, though, they need a little inspiration.  When they start saying, “Mom, tell me something to draw”  I know that it’s time to pull out the Doodle, Imagine, Draw sketch book!  [Read more…]

The Cresswell Plot #giveaway #Spooktacular US/CAN

A few days ago, I shared my review of The Cresswell Plot. If you think your family is dysfunctional, you’ve got to check it out! Author Eliza Wass used symbolism in unique ways throughout the book. Several powerful images make this the perfect spooky book to read this fall.

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Coding and Computers paperback book #giveaway US only – ends 10/26

Disclosure: I received this book free from Parragon Books. Post contains my Amazon affiliate link; if you make a purchase, I may earn a commission. Opinions shared are mine.

When I was a teenager, my dad tried to convince me to consider computer programming as a career.  It was around the time that dot matrix printers were just coming out on the market….computers were so new that we were in the minority, having one at his house!  Although I’ve never been quite tech-savvy enough to really be good at a computer or coding career, I have to admit that Dad was right.  It would have been a real up-and-coming job for a woman in the 1990s!  These days, Coding and Computers are fun hobbies for kids to learn.  The skills are even taught in schools as part of the STREAM initiative.  Get a head start on those concepts with a workbook like this!  [Read more…]

Otherworld by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller – book tour and giveaway

Disclosure: I received this cool book free from the publisher. Opinions shared are mine.

I always know it will be a great book when my daughter says, “Okay, you can review it, but I get it next!”  These words came after the squeals (mine) over this amazing cover. Look at the beauty!

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NCIRCLE Halloween DVD favorites #giveaway #HalloHop ends 10/26 US

Disclosure: I am an NCircle Entertainment Ambassador and received these free DVDs. Opinions shared are mine.

My kids enjoy candy as much as the next sweet tooth, but they really love new movies. We got a sweet bundle of Halloween DVDs from NCircle Entertainment, and I can’t wait to share them with one lucky reader! [Read more…]

The Cresswell Plot by Eliza Wass – book tour #giveaway

Disclosure: The publisher sent me a free copy of this book. Opinions shared are mine.

You know that moment when you take a sip of your ice-cold Coke, then realize you just took a swig of sweet tea instead? Surprise!  After you get over the initial shock, you might just like the sweet tea better than the Coke.  Well, when I applied for The Cresswell Plot tour, I totally thought it was for a different book, a fantasy title that I’d seen on a book blog.  So imagine my surprise when I started reading about The Cresswell Plot and the, um….. very unusual family traditions described in this book…..wowza.  Mind blown!  It was even better than the book I was expecting, possibly because it was such a unique storyline. The best part is that THE CRESSWELL PLOT IS SHOCKING, COMPELLING, AND AMAZING. [Read more…]

Easy Pumpkin Carving book #giveaway ends 10/25 US

We love finding the perfect pumpkins for our front porch, but I’m not so skilled at pumpkin carving. The kids are used to drawing on our pumpkins, or even adding stickers to them. I’ve been known to glue candy to our pumpkins, too….but again, we’re not known for having the most creatively carved gourds on the street. When Fox Chapel Publishing reached out and asked if I would review Easy Pumpkin Carving, it seemed like the perfect chance to learn something new!  Disclosure: I received the book free; post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may earn an Amazon commission. Opinions shared are mine.
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Add #MooreFlavor with Moore’s Marinades #giveaway

Disclosure: Moore’s sent me an assortment of their delicious marinades. Opinions shared are mine.

During the school week, it’s a race to get from door to door. The front door of our house, the car door, the school door, and back through the paces again for the evening. My family prefers home-cooked meals most of the time, but it’s so tough to get it all on the table before it’s dark outside!  I don’t always have the wherewithal to get ingredients prepped before I leave for work. Can you relate to this dilemma?  You need to check out Moore’s Marinades. Not only does Moore’s offer a complete flavor smackdown, but they recommend marinating for 30 minutes or less.  Sounds like a plan to me!  [Read more…]