The Star movie release on 11/17 #TheStarMovie #FlyBy #ad

Disclosure: I received free tickets to the film for my honest review. Opinions shared are mine.

Whatever your plans for November 17 onward, make room on your calendar to see The Star Movie from Sony Pictures Animations!  I watched the trailer and immediately thought, “This will be my family’s new Christmas favorite.” See for yourself! [Read more…]

SCJohnson Thanksgiving Trivia Contest #SCJThanks + $5 Mastercard offer #sponsored

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If you’re a trivia junkie, this is your chance to put your skills to the test.   You could even win prizes!  Thanks to Dailybreak, 5 DAILY giveaway winners will snag a year’s worth of SC Johnson products.   While you’re there, watch some funny videos. Plus, if you upload a receipt for participating SC Johnson products, you’ll get a $5 Mastercard®.  I love letting my money and useless trivia facts work for me! [Read more…]

Leap movie Family Nights #giveaway #TurkeyDay2017

Disclosure: I’ll receive a prize pack exactly like the winner will receive….opinions shared are mine.

A few weeks ago, my beloved sister took the kids to see the movie Leap!  My daughter loved the story line and said the characters had meaningful humor.  She also appreciated the artwork and soundtrack.  Overall, she adored Leap!   When I was invited to share the new family night theme from Ovation Brands’ portfolio of restaurants – Old Country Buffet, Ryan’s, Hometown Buffet, Country Buffet – and Furr’s Fresh Buffet, I couldn’t wait to tell you about it!  [Read more…]

Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga + Oceans book

Disclosure: I am a Parragon VIP blogger and received this book free from the publisher. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Our family enjoyed a fun camping trip to Chattanooga, TN over fall break.  The last time I’d been there was over 20 years ago, so I was excited to return with my kids.  In the next few days, I’ll share some of our adventures with you.  First, let’s take a look at the Tennessee Aquarium!   This amazing attraction is right in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. It is housed in 2 main buildings, flanked by an IMAX theater just a few feet away.  Tickets are purchased in yet another building.  I tried to find a discount or online coupon to no avail.  [Read more…]

Simply holiday craft for Elf on the Shelf – JingleBall #ad

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Each year, our beloved elf F’nick arrives after Thanksgiving.  Sometimes F’nick gets bored while we’re sleeping, and he gets into mischief. This year, he’ll enjoy the activities we got for him.  This no-sew, no-glue JingleBall craft is finished in seconds!  Even better, it only cost $2 to prepare. [Read more…]

Doodle, Imagine, Draw sketch book

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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…]

Easy Pumpkin Carving book by Colleen Dorsey

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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Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park Campground #giveaway $200

Last weekend we stayed at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park campground in Limestone, Tennessee.  It’s located near Greeneville, TN.  There is a beautiful river just inside the campground where you can wander on a trail, do some fishing, or just enjoy the serenity from a bench. On the day of our arrival, we had a funny sight in store!  My kids loved watching the cows play in the water. [Read more…]

Join me – take the #EncouragementDare #Giveaway

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Life is hard, people.  No matter what circumstances we face daily, whether we’re in a first-world or third-world country, despite our color or gender or religion….life is hard.  Think about the last time someone offered encouragement to help you rise to a challenge.  It’s time to take the Encouragement Dare and pay it forward.  [Read more…]

Flower Art craft kit – coloring book and paper flowers #giveaway

Disclosure: Parragon Books sent me this kit. Opinions shared are mine; post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may earn a commission.

Crafting isn’t my strongest skill. Though I enjoy creating, it’s very important that I have all the necessary materials at the ready. Otherwise, my crafts tend to go unfinished.  Parragon Books craft sets top my list because they contain a fully stocked kit.  Remember the Sock Monkey we shared with you?  Here’s a Flower Art version! [Read more…]

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