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The Ultimate Legacy Gift Basket Giveaway

The grand journey towards a purposeful life continues in the captivating new film,  The Ultimate Legacy arriving on DVD and Digital HD January 3 from Cinedigm. The beloved film franchise based on acclaimed author and motivational speaker Jim Stovall’s best-selling “Ultimate Gift” book series, The Ultimate Legacy follows the worldwide hits The Ultimate Gift and The Ultimate Life.

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Directed by Joanne Hock (Trinity Goodheart) and also produced and written by Rick Eldridge (The Ultimate Gift),The Ultimate Legacy continues the journey of character Jason Stevens (Bartholomew), as he learns firsthand the value of teaching. Jason must provide guidance to a self-absorbed young man, Joey Anderson (Olivier), who is forced to run his family’s bed-and-breakfast for a year before earning his inheritance in his late grandmother’s will. As part of Joey’s journey to purpose, he is challenged to grow a conscience and learn to appreciate hard work, forgiveness, generosity and the enduring value of family and friends.

The Ultimate Legacy Gift Basket Giveaway

One lucky reader will win The Ultimate Legacy Gift Basket that includes : The basket holds blu-ray copies of The Ultimate Gift and The Ultimate Life, an audiobook, The Ultimate Life novel, a special The Ultimate Gift experience capture deck, workbook, bracelet and notebook.

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Amazon Prime Photos Has New Features and a $500 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

I take more pictures with my phone than my dslr camera. It is easy to carry and always with me so I never miss an opportunity to capture moments. I used to worry about storing my pictures because my phone would get pretty full.  I think about a year ago I started using Amazon Photos. It is a nice benefit to Prime members. I set it up so that every picture I took would automatically get uploaded to Amazon Photos. I had unlimited storage and never had to worry about losing a picture.

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Amazon has launched an all-new Prime Photos experience with Family Vault. Now, Prime members can share their benefit of unlimited photo storage with up to five family members or friends at no additional cost. Prime Photos is free for Prime members and makes it easy for family members to safely store and share all their favorite photos. Additional new features include: Image Search, People view and Places view. And Prime members can now order photo prints, cards, photo books, and calendars directly from their Prime Photos account. Download the new Prime Photos app here: www.tinyurl.com/PrimePhotos


I love that I can help my family members free up space on their phone by sharing Prime Photos with them.  You are not locked in to just using it on your phone, Amazon Prime Photos works with your computer too. It does not matter what type of mobile device you have because it is compatible with iOS and Android phones, and tablets.

I use Amazon Prime Photos all the time to edit pictures that I have taken with my phone or Note 5. I just download the pictures from the app and I am good to go! Looking for certain photos is so much easier with the people and place search. It saves a lot of time!

Thanks to Amazon for sponsoring this post and providing prizes for the giveaway! Amazon, Fire and the Amazon Fire TV logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates.

The Giveaway

One reader will win a $500 Amazon Gift Card

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Family Movie Night With The Secret Life Of Pets and a Giveaway!

This post is in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment

I know I am not the only person who has wondered what your pets do when you’re not home. Our dog Scottie finds a way to get into everything when are gone. I just imagine him running in and out of rooms, jumping on the couch or bed and messing with stuff he know he is not allowed to touch.

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From the humans behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets is a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day. The DVD and Blu-ray are available in stores everywhere now.

The Secret Life of Pets has an all-star voice cast including Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart, Jenny Slate, Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Dana Carvey, Hannibal Buress, Bobby Moynihan, Steve Coogan and Albert Brooks.

We received the Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack Target Exclusive featuring 4 pages of decals.

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The combo pack comes with the Blu-ray, DVD, and a Digital copy. Plus, you can decorate your room, car, office, laptop, or wall with 4 pages of decals featuring main characters and their funny personalities.

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Since we love Family Movie Night, I got the family together to watch The Secret Life of Pets.

home theater signMovie night is not complete unless you have snacks. So we had some popcorn and treats. We found some The Secret Life of Pets fruit snacks along with the cutest stuffed animals at Target.

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This new release features nearly an hour of bonus content, including three hilarious mini-movies: the all-new Norman Television and Weenie plus Mower Minions which debuted in theaters. I love the Minions and I am happy that they had a mini movie. My family enjoys watching all the extra bonus content and there are some great bonuses included with The Secret Life of Pets.  The Hotdog Singalong with Max and Duke is cute and catchy. I can’t get it out of my head. I also liked the musical mash up of Snowball’s one-liners.

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I can definitely see this movie becoming a family favorite. It is fun to see life from the perspective of your pet. We laughed all throughout the movie.  It was so cute how Max looked at his relationship with Katie as them being soul mates, truly best friends. I always tell the kids to never forget about our dog Scottie. We see so much more of the world then he does but we are his world. All of the pets are funny but I think Snowball was the funniest. He was all about the struggle and liberating animals. Kevin Hart did a great job as the voice of Snowball.

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The Secret Life of Pets is not only a perfect gift for Family Movie Night but will make a great gift this holiday season. Make sure to grab your copy today!

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The Secret Life of Pets Giveaway

One reader will win a copy of The Secret Life of Pets on DVD

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UnitedHealthCare Quick Care Quiz and a Giveaway!

The ER is supposed to be for emergencies. Unfortunately people are heading to the Emergency Room for things like colds or sprained ankles. Neither one of these feel good and getting treatment is important. But you don’t have to spend big bucks at the Emergency Room or Urgent Care to get some relief. There are are other, more affordable options.

UnitedHealthcare’s site has a new engagement titled Quick Care Quiz that will help teach people where to go to get the best care options for themselves and their family. This activity offers information on several options for care that all serve different purposes: 24/7 Nurseline, Virtual Visits, Primary Care Doctor, Convenience Care Clinic, Urgent Care or Emergency Room.

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UnitedHealthCare helps you to figure out what is the best choice for you when it comes to your medical care. I know I don’t want to spend more money than necessary by going to the ER when I could have did a Virtual Visit or called the NurseLine.

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The Giveaway

One reader will win a $100 Amazon Gift Card

In order to be entered into the giveaway, complete at least one activity/quiz on the UnitedHealthcare website and enter the promo code “reallyareyouserious” at the end when prompted for your information.

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Honeycomb Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway

Everyone in my family listens to a lot of music. We listen to music so much we have a subscription to a music streaming service. I love it because it means lot of music at a reasonable price. Most of the time we listen using our headphones but there are times we like to share music. This is where a good speaker comes in handy.

Honeycomb Sound LLC recently announced the launch of their new wireless Bluetooth® portable speaker, the model HC-1. I was sent one to try out.

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When I pulled it out the box I was loving the shape and design. It is unique and stands out. This cell shaped structure provides a material with low density and high compression.  In terms of audio speaker design, this produces sound that is tight and clean. Measuring 14″(l) x 6.5″(h) x 4.5″(d) the bluetooth speaker does not take up a lot of space and is portable.

The Honeycomb speaker enclosure includes a 40 watt Class D high efficiency stereo amplifier with DSP; Bluetooth® 4.0 wireless technology; four 2″ full-range speakers; dual dynamic ports; 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery; and tactile control panel.

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The Honeycomb Bluetooth Speaker has the ability to play music from a micro SD card, USB flash drive or 35 mm. I love all the options!  The speaker also has a power bank function allowing for charging of mobile phones. It even comes with all the cords you need.

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The Honeycomb Bluetooth Speaker is easy to operate and powerful. I took a quick video to show you how nice the sound is.

The sound is clear and crisp. It was very easy to pair it with my phone too. I am really loving this speaker. It is so stylish. I like that I can charge it and move it around with no problem. It holds a charge for hours. The speaker can be charged through a wall out or with the USB cord. It takes longer to charge it through USB though. I also love that you can charge your phone with this speaker too.

The Honeycomb Portable Bluetooth Speaker is available for $129 with shipping and handling of only $7.50 There are two colors available: Silver and White or Red and Black.

Honeycomb Portable Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway

One reader will win a Honeycomb Portable Bluetooth Speaker in their choice of color

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Product was provided for review purposes. Giveaway sponsored by Honeycomb LLC. Giveaway open to US residents only.

Honeycomb Portable Bluetooth Speaker Giveaway

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SING Movie Trailer and Prize Pack Giveaway

Post written in partnership with Universal Pictures. Opinions 100% my own. 

SING is coming to theaters everywhere December 21st!  Kayla and I saw the trailer during the previews at the movies and it looks like a really fun movie. It is about stepping out of comfort zone and following your dreams. Checking out SING will be a great way to relax during the hectic holiday season.

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Set in a world like ours but entirely inhabited by animals, Sing stars Buster Moon (McConaughey), a dapper koala who presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times.  Buster is an eternal-some might even, say delusional-optimist who loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it.  Now faced with the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he has one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition.

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Five lead contestants emerge: Mike (MacFarlane), a mouse who croons as smoothly as he cons; Meena (Kelly), a timid teenage elephant with an enormous case of stage fright; Rosita (Witherspoon), an overtaxed mother run ragged tending a litter of 25 piglets; Ash (Johansson),
a punk-rock porcupine struggling to shed her arrogant boyfriend and go solo and Johnny (Egerton), a young gangster gorilla looking to break free of his family’s felonies.

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Each arrives under Buster’s marquee believing that this is their shot to change the course of their life.  And as Buster coaches each of his contestants closer and closer to the grand finale, he starts to learn that maybe the theater isn’t the only thing that is in need of saving.

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Don’t let fear stop you from doing the thing you love. Watch the new holiday video featuring a special message from Grammy Award-nominated Tori Kelly and don’t miss SING in theaters December 21.

Free SING Printables

Click the picture below for 16 free printable activity sheets. These are a perfect way to to get excited for the release of SING.

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Sing hits theaters December 21. Get your tickets today on Fandango! They are my favorite app to use every week for getting our movie tickets.

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Sing Prize Pack Giveaway

One reader will win a SING Movie pack that includes: $25 Fandango gift card to see the film in theaters with your family and a Stationary Set & Pencil with Topper.

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Holiday Cocktail Party Tips and A Giveaway

I have been using Nielsen-Massey extracts in my cooking for a while now. I love the quality of their products and the way they taste. They carry a variety of flavors of extract but it is the season for Peppermint.

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There are so many ways you can use peppermint extract. Cookies, cakes, brownies, hot chocolate, tea and cocktails. November and December are very busy months for parties.  I have a few tips from Nielsen-Massey to help you throw a fun cocktail party this holiday season.

Visit your local thrift shop to pick up new or vintage mismatched cocktail glasses. No need to adorn each glass with a marker. Throw a party where each glass has a unique and fun look. The glasses can even serve as party favors for guests when the evening is over.

Stick with the theme. Create a menu of bite-sized indulgences. Your menu can be an array of appetizers that lead right into a fun dessert spread. Nielsen-Massey’s Peppermint Mocha Pana Cotta can be served in mini cocktail glasses or small juice glasses, making it easy for guests to continue mingling while they enjoy a bite or two.

Serve one signature yet versatile drink that pairs with your appetizers and dessertSet up a drink table or bar with Nielsen-Massey flavors, bitters, and special tonics so that your guests can experiment, but choose one drink to highlight the night. This Peppermint Mocha cocktail (recipe below) made with Pure Peppermint Extract, Amaro, Vanilla Syrup and espresso-infused vodka pairs with soft cheeses, savory pork and is a delicious finish matched with even the richest chocolate dessert.

Peppermint Mocha Cocktail

peppermint mocha cocktail8 drops Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract
1/4 fl. oz. CH Amaro
1/2 fl. oz. Vanilla Syrup (see below)
2 fl. oz. Espresso-Infused CH Vodka (see below)
Chocolate shavings for garnish

Combine all ingredients in a shaker, add ice and shake vigorously. Strain and pour in a cocktail glass. Garnish with chocolate shavings.

Makes 1 cocktail

Espresso-Infused CH Vodka
1 cup espresso beans
1-750ml bottle of CH Vodka

Toast espresso beans on foil-covered baking sheet for 3-5 minutes at 450 degrees F, until you smell the classic coffee aroma. Beans should look oily and dark brown, not black. Steep beans in vodka for 20 minutes and then strain.

Makes 750 ml

Tip: With our flavors, no need to chop, zest or juice–simply measure and pour.

Vanilla Syrup
Makes 1 cup
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir until sugar fully dissolves. Split the vanilla bean, scrape the seeds and add the bean and seeds into the saucepan. Remove from heat. Steep for 30 minutes. Remove bean.

Please visit the Nielsen-Massey website for more product information and additional recipes.

The Giveaway

One reader will win a 2oz bottle of Nielsen-Massey Pure Peppermint Extract

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