Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Big Book Adventure and Canterbury Illustrated Classics Giveaway

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Your family will enjoy the latest book from Silver Dolphin Books:  The Big Book Adventure by Emily Ford and illustrated by Tim Warnes.

About The Big Book Adventure

Journey back through childhood classics like Peter Pan, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, and more in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!


There is nothing like a book to take you to places you’ve never been. Best friends Foxy and Piggy can’t wait to tell each other about all of their adventures in reading! Flying over Neverland, swimming with a mermaid, joining in a mad tea party, soaring on a magic carpet—old classics come to life in the eyes of two little readers who can’t believe what they’ve seen. Journey back to old favorites and experience the magic all over again in this adorable picture book about the joys of reading!



he Canterbury Illustrated Classics feature a cloth-bound cover with a full-color illustrated plate and beautiful foil stamping, and color illustrations throughout that bring these beloved classics to life.

Take your children on this grand adventure with best friends Foxy and Piggy and enjoy all of Canterbury's Classics!

Follow Silver Dolphin Books on Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Twitter!  You can also connect with Canterbury Illustrated Classics on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

Giveaway

Winner will receive The Big Book Adventure by Emily Ford and illustrated by Tim Warnes (Silver Dolphin Books; ISBN: 978-1684123780; Hardcover $17.99; Ages 6-8; 32 pages), and four Canterbury Illustrated Classics highlighting the stories featured in The Big Book Adventure: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, The Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales, and Peter Pan. ARV $69.95 Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. Ends 8/30/19 

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Monday, August 19, 2019

OVERCOMER Movie In Theaters August 23rd + Movie Ticket Giveaway!

OVERCOMER Movie In Theaters August 23rd + Movie Ticket Giveaway!

Opening nationwide Aug. 23, the Kendrick Brothers’ OVERCOMER fills you with hope, inspires you to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you?

Here’s a synopsis of the movie from the filmmakers…

“Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant in town suddenly shuts down and hundreds of families begin moving away, John must come to grips with the challenges facing his family and his team. Urged by the school’s principal to fill-in and coach a sport he doesn’t know or like, John is frustrated and questioning his worth … until he crosses paths with a student struggling with her own journey.

Filled with a powerful mix of faith, a twist of humor, and a ton of heart, the Kendrick Brothers return to theaters with OVERCOMER, their newest feature following FACING THE GIANTS, FIREPROOF, COURAGEOUS, and the #1 box- office hit, WAR ROOM.

The inspiring family film stars Alex Kendrick, Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and introduces Aryn Wright-Thompson. Opening nationwide on August 23, OVERCOMER dares to leave you filled with hope, inspired to dream, and asks the question: what do you allow to define you? Do you have a friend or family member that could use some encouragement? Take them to see OVERCOMER when it opens in theaters THIS Friday.

Learn more by following the OVERCOMERMOVIE on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.



Giveaway

One reader will receive 2 Fandango Movie Tickets to see OVERCOMER.

Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. Ends 8/30/19 

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“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.


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 on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification.  No Canadian winners please, Fandango does not reach to our Canadian friends.

Friday, August 16, 2019

iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds Are Better Than AirPods!

Tech news: iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds are better than AirPods

AirPods have quickly become a societal trend and people wear them everywhere. Literally everywhere: the gym, the office, the bus stop, the airport, and the list goes on and on. While AirPods may be the pod of choice for tech users solely based on the brand, they can be pricy and lack on-ear controls, so they can be hard to navigate while driving or if you’re trying to change a song and your phone is in your pocket, purse or backpack. 

iLive features affordable, comfortable, stylish and comparable design Bluetooth Truly Wire-Free Earbuds with a black-matte design that features a built-in microphone, on-ear controls,  3 hour battery life, wireless range of 66 ft and these pods are sweat proof—so pod wearers who sweat a lot while exercising or just being out in the heat can sweat without fear of ruining a good pair of pods. It's easy to see how iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds are better than AirPods!


Tech news: iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds are better than AirPods
Say hello to true wireless freedom and goodbye to messy cords. With no strings holding you back you can do more and be more in your sweat proof truly wireless earbuds. The included recharging case not only protects the earbuds while you stow them away, but can also recharge your earbuds fully between your longest listening session. The right and left earbuds are paired together right out of the box, so all you have to do is connect via Bluetooth to your favorite device. One key control (Bluetooth, play, pause, phone, on/off) and voice prompts put these 'buds a cut above the rest. So what are you waiting for? Live wire-free today.


Tech news: iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds are better than AirPods


Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the iLive Truly Wire-Free Earbuds! The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 9/2/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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Monday, August 12, 2019

National Geographic Kids Books SO CUTE! and SO COOL Huggable Prize Pack Giveaway!

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National Geographic Kids Books is rolling out a brand new series of picture books that are perfect for kids ages 3-7 (preschool - 2nd grade).  To  celebrate the release of the first two books in their So Cool! So Cute! series National Geographic is giving away a very huggable prize pack: a hardcover copy of So Cool! Sharks, a hardcover copy of So Cute! Pandas AND adorable shark and panda plushes.

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So Cool! Sharks - Sharks are among the world's top predators, but that's just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn't want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during downtime, bedtime, or anytime.

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So Cute! Pandas - Get ready for cute overload, panda style. And the funny thing is, this panda isn't just cute. It's got attitude! You'll flip over the adorable photos and be equally charmed by what this sassy little panda is thinking on every page. Introducing the brand-new series from National Geographic Kids that combines two wonderful things: super cute photos of all your favorite fluffy animals and silly text that will have the whole family laughing. Add to that some great nonfiction content that gets kids learning, and, what can we say? This series is just so cute!


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Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the National Geographic Kids Books SO CUTE! and SO COOL Huggable Prize Pack! This giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 8/26/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Full (Dog) House: Introducing A New Pet To An Already Packed Household


If you think having more than one child under one roof can cause problems, imagine what it's like for your pets! Living with many different pets under one roof is a big challenge but this shouldn't stop you from opening your door to all the pets you want. But it's about consistency and ground rules. And it all depends on a few different factors…

The Space

From a common-sense approach, you need to have in a space for your pets to thrive. When introducing various animals into a home, especially at the same time, you need to ensure that you have, not just the time, or even the finances, but actually the space for all the pets you want to buy. When you think about something like a ferret, they aren’t necessarily going to be spending a lot of time outside of the cage. And while you might be looking for the best ferret cage to house them, consider how these animals that will be in cages are going to thrive. If you have a guinea pig, they're going to want to be out of the cage a bit more. On the other hand, having rabbits in hutches means that they will be more self-sufficient and spend time there. And at the same time, you've got to think about the practicalities of the space.


Preparing For Hostility From The Older Pets

Adding a new pet into the family requires big changes, not least for the animals. It all depends on their individual practicalities. After all, introducing a puppy is more straightforward than introducing a snake, but you still have to prepare yourself for some level of hostility. Bringing home a new pet, especially when you have dogs and cats in the household already, means they will go through three different levels of acceptance. First, hostility, then the pet will become tolerant, and, hopefully, after this stage has passed, the original pets in the household will begin to bond with the new breeds. You have a hand in making this smooth integration. Letting them look and examine each other is key, but don't let them have physical contact. If you have different pets that have unique smells, let the new pets come into the household, but keep them in a crate or a cage while the regular residents get used to the smell. From there, you can keep the new pet in a room that's closed off, allowing them a bit more freedom. From there, you can supervise interaction, as long as all the pets seem calm and friendly. At this point, put their toys away, especially preferred toys.


Assessing The Different Diets

Different animals have different diets, which is common sense. But when you have more pets than you are able to keep an eye on at the same time, if your dog gets into the cat food, or any other food that could cause health problems. Also, if your pet has a specific diet that's been prescribed by a veterinarian, this can cause issues. The best trick is to make sure that your pets feed at exactly the same time, but in different parts of the home. Put all the food out, and then make sure that one pet stays in the kitchen, one in the living room, and so forth. Put away the remaining food, and make sure that it is completely out of the way. As you have to maintain some sense of regularity in life, by feeding them all at the same time, this can help to make that balance better for you, but also, ensure that the pets don’t get into each other's food.


Try Not To Let One Pet Dominate Your Attention

Having a new cat means that they can dominate your attention because they need more help. On the other hand, some may be completely self-sufficient, but they have a personality that demands you dote on them more. With something like a new puppy, you need to potty train them, encourage their obedience, as well as take him to the vet. And personality clashes can occur between the pets. This can be difficult, but it's your responsibility to keep them all simulated to the level that they require individually, but be sure to spread your love evenly. On the other hand, with cats, and more independent animals, you can spend quality time with them on an individual level. It's all about keeping them exercised and stimulated, so they are happier and healthier.


Minimizing Fights

It can happen. But while lots of animals know better than to get involved in a fight, it's still a responsibility to train the animals when possible. If we have dogs, like terriers, we need to reinforce what is called “training incompatible behavior." For example, with a dog, if you teach them what “go lie down” means, and if the dog ever gets up to chase another animal around the house, you tell them to “go lie down” and reinforce this with a treat. It also depends on the reason for the fight in the first place. If they are fighting because of food or toys, introducing more toys, so the pets don't need to share, will be a big help. It's also about encouraging each animal to have their own space. To do this, put their accessories into one place so they are tempted to go back there all the time. It's very difficult at the beginning, but constant reinforcement and training will get the message through.



Arguments and scuffles are par for the course when anybody lives under one roof, but animals to be continually taught one single lesson. So you've got to have the time, energy, as well as the space to do it appropriately. As nice as it is to have many different pets, they can be an emotional drain when they are going through a difficult patch. It's important that you know what you're getting yourself in for. Having many pets can be incredibly rewarding, as long as you are prepared to go through the settling in period with an open mind.



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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Go Back To School With myCharge RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger!

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Go Back To School With myCharge RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger!

It's almost time for Back To School. Laptops, tablets and even smartphones are being used in classrooms and students also tend to rely heavily on them to complete assignments. myCharge has a powerful solution to avoid a dead battery with their  RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger!. The 26,800mAh portable power bank provides up to 13.5x extra battery life for devices and features two USB-A ports along with a USB-C port, allowing users to recharge a variety of compatible devices at once. 

The RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger features Advanced Power Delivery technology that guarantees the absolute fastest and safest charge.

myCharge is a Michigan-based manufacturer of portable charging solutions and has been first to market offering the most advanced solutions for a multitude of needs. They know how important it is to stay connected to the people and things they love, and they work passionately to create products that do just that.

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Their devices integrate built–in charging cords that emphasize portability and versatility, and powerful lithium polymer batteries that allow you to quickly charge your smartphone, tablet, eReader and other devices so they’re ready when you need them. From power banks to power cases, the diverse set of innovative myCharge solutions ensure you’ll never be stranded again. Ditch your dependency on cables and wall outlets – and let myCharge make your life a bit easier.

For more information, please visit their website and follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
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Giveaway

One lucky reader will go back to school with the RazorMega Xtreme Portable Charger! This giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 8/22/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Win $20 PayPal Cash In The Sweet Summertime Giveaway Hop

Welcome to the Sweet Summertime Giveaway Hop Hosted by: Chatty Patty's Place & Review Wire Media.

Make sure to visit all the blogs in the hop for even more chances to win.


Enter below to win $20 PayPal Cash to help celebrate Summer!

This giveaway is open WW to ages 18+ and ends on 8/16/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!


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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The LUX KONO Smart Thermostat Provides Effortless Energy Savings + Giveaway

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The LUX KONO Smart Thermostat Provides Effortless Energy Savings + Giveaway

Most families play tug-of-war on whether to keep the AC on or off as the heat waves come and go through the summer.  And as we head into the fall, the days stay warm but the nights start to get cool. It’s often a yo-yo effect with the thermostat.

Smart thermostats are a great way to manage your thermostat wars. . .all year long. With just a simple swipe of the mobile app, you can turn the thermostat up or down to ensure the ideal indoor temperature when you return home from the beach, work or being out during the day.

Priced below other comparable smart thermostats, KONO Smart is an easy to use thermostat that is voice compatible with the Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and Amazon Alexa. It also brings a new level of ease and personalization to the thermostat with its patent-pending D├ęcor-snap™  covers.  The thermostat comes standard with an on-trend black stainless cover and can be enhanced with 10 available interchangeable decorative face plates to match any room.
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The thermostat’s intuitive control is super easy to use with simple its knob or it can be managed with the LUX mobile app. Its LUX Home and Away Aware™ feature automatically adjusts the temperature to a personally selected preference when leaving or entering the home by simply setting a custom radius on the LUX mobile app – no more coming home to an uncomfortable house! With KONO Smart, homeowners can truly personalize their comfort, design and savings.


In addition, KONO Smart offers a Smart Tips feature as part of its LUX App that automatically sends seasonal tips to homeowners on ways to help save energy.  The Smart Tips feature offers general tips as well as proactive suggestions based on the user’s behavior on how to best save money and be more energy efficient.  These year-round recommendations help manage the wallet as well as energy usage.

KONO Smart is available for purchase at your local Home Depot store or at www.luxproducts.com. Stay up to date with LUX by following on Facebook and Twitter




Giveaway

One lucky reader will win the LUX KONO Smart Thermostat ! The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+ and ends on 8/15/19. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

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Friday, July 26, 2019

The Libman Company Back to School Prize Package Giveaway

Welcome to the The Libman Company Back to School Prize Package Giveaway!

The Libman Company knows their way around cleaning products: for over 120 years, the family-owned business has made quality their priority, offering the finest USA-made brooms, brushes, mops, and cleaning tools.

As the summer season rolls out and the Back-to-School season draws near, messes are one thing that won’t fade with the seasons. With the Libman Maid Caddy, you can store all of your cleaning supplies conveniently in one place.

The Libman Maid Caddy is a large but lightweight cleaning caddy with special compartments to hold a variety of essential cleaning tools including gloves, brushes, dustpans, sponges, cleaning solutions, dusters and more.

The Libman Comapny Maid Caddy
Libman is known for taking common cleaning products and improving them to provide better functionality and ease of use. In the case of the Maid Caddy, Libman has created a solution for consumers looking for not only a convenient way to store their frequently used cleaning tools together, but also one that offers them a portable solution when house cleaning from room to room.

The Libman Maid Caddy has an open design that can fit a wide array of items, including up to six 32oz. bottles. There are numerous compartments as well as a special compartment for a toilet brush.

Made of a one piece polypropylene mold that won’t crack, the Libman Maid Caddy is lightweight at 1.75 pounds and measures 16 inches x 11.5 inches. The Maid Caddy is equipped with pour spouts on one end to create a “mini-bucket.”

The unit has a riveted handle grip to make carrying it from room to room a cinch. Once, the user is finished cleaning, the Maid Caddy can be stored under the sink or in a mud or laundry room.

The Libman Maid Caddy has a suggested retail price of $9.97 and is available at Home Depot and Kroger stores across the U.S. For more information about Libman and its products, visit www.libman.com.


Enter to Win a Libman

Back to School Prize Pack!

The Libman Back to School Giveaway Features a Libman Maid Caddy full of the following Libman products:


Deluxe Cleaning Caddy | All-Purpose Reusable Latex Gloves | Feather Duster | Power Scrub Dots Kitchen & Bath Sponge | Designer Bowl Brush | Copper Power Scrub | Power Scrub Brush | Tile & Grout Brush | Small Scrub Brush | All-Purpose Non-Scratch Sponges | Glass & Mirror Cleaner | All-Purpose Cleaner | Everyday Dusting Cloths

Visit www.libman.com for more cleaning tips.


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One Winner Will Receive a Libman
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The giveaway is open US Only, 18+
The giveaway ends 8/16 at 1159 pm est
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Mommy’s Playbook Giveaway Rules: This giveaway is Sponsored by Libman and hosted by Mommy’s Playbook. Victoria and/or Mommy’s Playbook, Participating bloggers, are not responsible for prize fulfillment. By entering this giveaway you are giving the giveaway host and/or event sponsor permission to retain your email address for future communication, you may choose to opt-out of such communications at any time. This giveaway is not sponsored or endorsed by any social media outlet including, but not limited to, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest. Please contact Victoria (at) MommysPlaybook.com regarding any questions you have pertaining to this giveaway.

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Meet Bose Frames...the Bose Alto and Bose Rando Frames! Sunglasses with a Soundtrack!


Meet Bose Frames...the Bose Alto and Bose Rando Frames! Sunglasses with a Soundtrack.


I have always been impressed with the superior sound of Bose products. products! They have now created stylish sunglasses with patented acoustic chambers and premium lenses designed for sun and sound. A first-of-its-kind audio platform makes new audio experiences possible by combining the power of a wearable product, mobile devices and integrated apps.

Meet Bose Frames...the Bose Alto and Bose Rando Frames! Sunglasses with a Soundtrack. The first audio sunglasses with built-in Bose speakers for an immersive audio experience unlike any other. A revolutionary personal audio experience hidden inside two classic designs, each enriched with premium accents and materials. Play music, take calls, and enjoy the sun with UVA/UVB protection. 


Unlike existing open-ear products that use bone conduction, Bose Frames use a custom-designed speaker in conjunction with a series of patented acoustic chambers and ports to steer audio into the listener’s ears from the temples of the glasses.

The overall result is unbelievable audio clarity and spaciousness that seems almost impossible given the product’s size. The Bose Connect app gives you easy access to everything your product has to offer. Get tips, unlock Bose AR, and personalize your settings so you can spend more time enjoying the music instead of setting it up. The app is available on iOS and Android.


There are two differed styles: the Bose Alto Frames and the Bose Rondo Frames. Alto offers a classic angular look with larger fit, while Rondo is more distinct with rounded lenses and a smaller fit.

A first-of-its-kind audio augmented reality platform that makes astonishing new audio experiences possible. Combining the power of wearable audio products, mobile devices, and integrated apps, Bose AR can augment your world with content for your ears instead of your eyes.

Learn more about Bose Frames...the Bose Alto and Bose Rando Frames! Sunglasses with a Soundtrack by visiting their website or make a trip to your local Best Buy store!  

Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.