Thursday, March 26, 2015

Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe Review

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I just finished reading Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe, by Max Lucado. I was expecting a typical Christian self-help book. Instead, I was swept away with a refreshing story. A story of love, angels, hope, and ultimately forgiveness.

Book Description:

What if you could ask God anything? What would you ask? And how would he answer?
Chelsea Chambers is on her own. After a public split from her NFL superstar husband, Chelsea takes a bold step out of the limelight and behind the counter of the Higher Grounds Café, an old-fashioned coffee shop in dire need of reinvention. But when her courage, expert planning, and out-of-this-world cupcakes fail to pay the bills, this newly single mom finds herself desperate for help. Better yet, a miracle.
Then a curious stranger lands at Chelsea's door, and with him, an even curiouser string of events. Soon, customers are flocking to the Higher Grounds Café, and not just for the cupcakes and cappuccino. They've come for the internet connection to the divine. Now the café has become the go-to place for people in search of answers to life's biggest questions.
When a catastrophe strikes and her ex comes calling, Chelsea begins to wonder if the whole universe is conspiring against her quest to make it on her own. After a shocking discovery opens her eyes to the unseen world around her, Chelsea finds the courage to ask, and heaven answers in a most unexpected way.

I loved the idea of the God Blog. It made me sit and think what would I ask God if I could ask him one question. When people learn that they can ask the "God Blog" a question they start flocking in and the cafe starts slowly standing on its own two feet.

In this book, heaven is working from above to protect us. It really is breathtaking. You see how heaven plays a part in changing people from the inside out. You see the Chambers family learn to forgive and let go of the past.

In my 39 years I have found that one of the hardest, most loving things you can do is learn to forgive. I've also witnessed my husband change. I know it was God that changed his heart. It's beautiful to think about how heaven could be helping us and watching over us every day of our lives.

I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. I really enjoyed it. It's a really light, enjoyable read. The only problem is that it's predictable. 

You can purchase Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe by clicking on the link.

If you could ask God one question, what would you ask?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stitch Fix #4: Getting Styled For Vacation

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I recently received my fourth Stitch Fix box. I was kind of nervous since my last box wasn't a winner. I was looking for great clothes this month to wear on my upcoming vacation. I told my stylist I wanted clothing that was comfy and would be perfect in 60-70 degree temperatures.

Have your heard about Stitch Fix? If not where have you been hiding? They were recently featured on Good Morning America. I was so proud of them. Stitch Fix sends you 5 pieces to update your wardrobe. When you sign up you pick what kind of clothing you like. You also can pin pieces you like to your Pinterest board for your stylist to see. It's so exciting getting a box. Every single time I felt like it's Christmas. When you schedule a fix you can tell your stylist what you're looking for. They send out 5 pieces and you have three days to decide what you're going to keep and what you're going to send back. If you purchase nothing you just pay the $20 styling fee. I have ended up purchasing something on every single box. If you decide to keep a piece the styling fee is deducted. The best deal yet is if you keep the entire box you get 25% off. If you send anything back you just stick it in the bag and put it in your mailbox. Return shipping is free.
Ohara Faux Wrap Tie-Waist Dress
I wasn't sure about this dress when I put it on. My husband hated the pattern and color. I kind of liked the color and I love wrap dresses. It was super comfy which usually sells me on just about anything. Think soft like yoga pants. I added the tank that came with the Ben Striped Airy Knit Top. I don't love it, but I think it will be cute with flip flops during the summer. I kept the dress.
Marlena Abstract Print Tab Sleeve Blouse
When I first saw this shirt I hated it. I'm not a big green fan. I had friends over when my box arrived and they recommended that I try it on. As soon as I put it on I didn't want to take it off. It's so comfortable. The very top picture gives a full body view. It's loose fitting but looks great with a pair of skinny jeans. I can't wait to pair it with my jeans and cowgirl boots. The tab sleeves must be in style because this is the third shirt I've kept with them. This is my favorite out of everything I received. I kept it.
Ben Striped Airy Knit Top
This shirt was very light and airy. It's so light that I'm afraid that it's going to snag on something. I decided to not worry about it because Stitch Fix has a fabulous return policy. I think this top will look great with a pair of jeans shorts and silver sandals. Can you tell I have summer on my brain? I kept it.
Shania Stitched Detail Jean
I was really hoping these jeans were black since I had to return a black pair to Stitch Fix. These turned out to be navy. They looked really cute on and the stitching sold me. The same pattern was down the side of the pants. I made sure to tell Stitch Fix no more navy pants. I kept them.

Azaria Circle Bib and Stone Necklace
I found this necklace posted on the Stitch Fix Pinterest page and fell in love. It was just as pretty in person. It didn't go great with any of the above outfits, but I will find something perfect for it. It really is beautiful. I kept it!

This is the first time I kept everything. I was going to send the dress back but with the discounts it was a better deal for me to keep it.

You can click here to sign up for your own box!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Disney's Hop to the Music Giveaway

April over at Pixie Dust Savings had the chance to review four great Disney music CDs. You can see her full review of all the CDs here. She is also giving away a prize pack including all the CDs to one lucky winner!! 
The prize includes:
  • Disney's Into the Woods Soundtrack
  • Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack
  • Frozen: The Songs
My daughters are big fans of the Frozen soundtrack. We listen to it all the time while driving to after school activities & events. Enter to win your own fun family music CDs in the form below. Good Luck! ~ Stephanie
Giveaway ends April 4th, 2015. If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.
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Monday, March 23, 2015

"The Talk" Review and Giveaway

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Last year, my daughter had to take sex education class. Afterwards, I asked her if she had questions. Her lips of course were sealed. I had a chance to review, More Than Just The Talk, by Jonathan McKee and The New Rules For Love Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley. I learned a ton on how to talk to my daughter about sex. I'm shy, but you can't be when it comes to educating your child on such a topic. Below are a few things I learned from "More Than Just The Talk".
Normally, when the word sex is brought up, a lot of us turn red or feel uncomfortable. God doesn't want that. God gave us sex as a gift to use in marriage. It shouldn't be thought of as dirty, but something beautiful between a husband and a wife. It's such a natural part of life and we as parents are sometimes hush-hush on the subject. I know that I often feel embarrassed. Well, that needs to change.

The more your child knows about sex, the better choices they will make. Our kids are living in a day and age where they're surrounded by inappropriate materials. The author, Mckee, makes good points. Listen to top 40 music. Just about all of it is about sex. Have you paid attention to the lyrics of Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke? Most of the time, our kids have no idea what they are singing about. Or check out pay per view, there is advertising for adult entertainment. Sex is everywhere. It's even forced in our face when we take our kids shopping. They should not be making thongs in kid sizes!

So, I need to stop being shy. I need to discuss it on a regular basis. My 12 year old hears about sex from her sixth grade classmates all of the time. I told her that what she is hearing is more than likely not true and if she has any questions to please come to me. I made a point of telling her that I will not get upset or angry. I am here for her!

A few weeks ago, I was at Great Lakes Crossing mall. It was below zero out, so I decided to drop my two girls off at the door. Later, I heard that Great Lakes Crossing is one of the top places for human trafficking. When I found this out, I explained to my girls why I can't give them a little bit of freedom. Sometimes, we live in a scary world. I'm so glad to have God to rest my heavy burdens on. My point is, the more your kids know about the world around them, the better off they are.

You can click here to purchase More Than Just The Talk from Family Christian.
The New Rules for Love Sex & Dating is for college age kids and adults. There is some great advice in this book.
After going through this book, I knew the perfect person to gift it to. Let's call her Sarah. Sarah has been divorced for over 5 years. She was abused in her first marriage. Sarah feels that the only way to be happy is in a relationship. So Sarah, is bouncing around, year after year, relationship after relationship. 

My heart breaks for her because she doesn't know herself anymore. She won't take the time to get herself straight and  fall in love with the one man that will never abuse her, won't harm her, and can give her the pure love she needs to heal her broken soul. That man is God. 

You can pick up More Than Just The Talk, by Jonathan McKee, and The New Rules For Love Sex & Dating by Andy Stanley at your local Family Christian store or order online.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Buddy's Pizza Host 39th Annual Slice for Life Benefit

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Buddy’s Pizza hosts 39th annual Slice for Life benefit 
Funds raised will help Capuchin Soup Kitchen feed the hungry in metro Detroit 

DETROIT, Mich. (March 20, 2015) Buddy’s Pizza invites metro Detroiters to enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza during the 39th annual Slice for Life event, Monday April 13. Patrons can visit any of Buddy’s 11 locations, and ticket sales will benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

As part of the Detroit community, Buddy’s Pizza continues to grow its legacy of giving back and supporting charitable efforts with this year’s Slice for Life event. The family-owned pizzeria has partnered with the Capuchin Soup Kitchen every year for more than half of Buddy’s 69-year history, helping to feed metro Detroit’s hungry and support the soup kitchen’s other programs.

Over the last 38 years, Slice for Life has made a difference in the lives of metro Detroiters in need by raising more than $2.7 million dollars to benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. The money raised helps the organization tend to people’s basic needs — especially the need for food — while also attempting to stimulate minds, nourish spirits, and address root causes of social injustice. During this year’s Slice for Life event, Buddy’s aims to raise $125,000 to benefit the Capuchin Soup Kitchen.

“The Slice for Life event is an annual spring highlight for the Capuchin Soup Kitchen,” said Br. Jerry Smith executive director of the Capuchin Soup Kitchen. “It provides benefactors an opportunity to support the soup kitchen while at the same time enjoying great pizza. We are grateful to Buddy’s Pizza for co-sponsoring this great party for the 39th consecutive year.”

From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., patrons who purchase a ticket can visit any Buddy’s Pizza full-service location to enjoy an all-you-can-eat two-topping pizza and salad meal. A carry-out option is also available for purchase at all 11 Buddy’s Pizza locations and includes either a 4-square two-topping pizza or a medium sized antipasto, Greek or house salad.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Advance tickets can be purchased online at, or by calling 313.579.2100 ext. 153/170.

Tickets will also be available at the door. All ticket holders may also register to win one 8-square Buddy’s Pizza every month for one year.

LOCATIONS:       Buddy’s Pizza’s 11 convenient metro Detroit locations:

                                Auburn Hills                                          Bloomfield Hills (carry-out only)        Dearborn
2612 N. Squirrel Rd                             3637 W. Maple Rd                               22148 Michigan Ave
248.276.9040                                       248.645.0300                                       313.562.5900      

Detroit                                                   Farmington Hills                                   Grosse Pointe      
17125 Conant St                                  31646 Northwestern Hwy                  19163 Mack Ave
313.892.9001                                       248.855.4600                                       313.884.7400

Livonia                                                   Novi                                                        Royal Oak (carry-out only)
33605 Plymouth Rd                             44225 Twelve Mile Road                    32218 Woodward Ave               
734.261.3550                                      248.675.0881                                       248.549.8000                         
Warren                                                  Shelby Township
                                8100 Old Thirteen Mile Road            45841 Hayes Rd
                                586.574.1848                                       586.566.1233

Patrons who choose to participate in the Slice for Life fundraiser are invited to engage with Buddy’s Pizza online and share their photos on Facebook, Twitter and – as of April 1 - Instagram. Join and follow the conversation by tagging and searching #Slice4Life.

About Buddy’s Pizza
Sixty-nine years since the introduction of the first square pizza, Buddy’s Pizza thrives in metro Detroit with 11 locations that serve the loyal clientele who have consistently made the brand a favorite nationwide. Buddy’s has been recognized as one 50 States, 50 Pizzas and Destination Pizza and 10 pies worth a trip by Zagat; one of the Nation’s Five Best Pizza Places by the Food Network; dubbed the Hottest Independent Pizzeria in the Nation by Pizza Today; one of the best 25 Pizzas in America by GQ and one of the 25 best pizza spots in the US by Food & Wine Magazine. For more information, visit

Follow Buddy’s Pizza on Facebook and Twitter. Starting April 1, look for Buddy’s Pizza on Instagram at @BuddysPizzaDet.

About the Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Founded in 1929, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen serves Metro Detroit by providing food, clothing, and counsel to those in need.  Typically preparing and serving 2,000 meals a day, the Capuchin Soup Kitchen also distributes household items and operates a shower program, food pantry, and children’s tutoring and art therapy program. Its Earthworks Urban Farm produces vegetables for Detroit’s hungry, and educates the community in regards to sustainable relationships between human beings and the earth. The soup kitchen's ROPE (Reaching Our Potential Everyday) ministry is designed to assist individuals "re-entering" society after bouts of incarceration or substance abuse. ROPE's first social enterprise is the "On the Rise Bakery."

The soup kitchen is a ministry of the Province of St. Joseph of the Capuchin Order, which is headquartered in Detroit and serves Capuchin ministries worldwide. Visit or

A Girl Like Her - Michigan Made Movie

A GIRL LIKE HER: Sophomore year has been a nightmare for Jessica Burns. Relentlessly harassed by her former friend Avery Keller, Jessica doesn't know what she did to deserve the abuse from one of South Brookdale High's most popular and beautiful students. But when a shocking event changes both of their lives, a documentary film crew, a hidden digital camera, and the attention of a reeling community begin to reveal the powerful truth about "A Girl Like Her".
Watch the Official Trailer on Youtube:

I'm a big fan of locally made films and theater. My daughter has been in theater productions for the last 3 years. She is playing Nana in Peter Pan Jr. this weekend. As a mom of a tween daughter, I can see the "mean girl" attitudes already starting in school and online. At one point this year a friend of my daughter's said she didn't want to be friends anymore. My daughter was heartbroken at that time, but they are friends again now. I hope this movie helps some girls to treat each other better. 
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Michigan made film, A GIRL LIKE HER opens in select theaters 3/27.
Written and Directed by Michigan Native: Amy S. Weber

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Instagram: @AGirlLikeHer

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Digital Giveaway

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpieceThe Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Are you Battle Ready? Take the quiz to uncover your Middle-Earth Weapon of choice! Mouse over the Interactive Map to learn fun facts about Middle-Earth. Watch the official trailer & click the box art to bring the film home today!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cordskinz Review + Giveaway

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Cordskinz are made to stop tangled earbuds. I think we all have had this happen to us. Usually, I'm at the gym racing to get to a class and find my ear buds tangled. Well, with Cordskinz that doesn't have to happen any longer. No more spending 5 minutes getting those pesky knots out. The skin also works as a cord protector. Your earbuds are less likely to break.

Cordskinz are super easy to apply to your ear buds. If I can do it, anyone can. They give you a tool, along with very simple online video directions.

They are also a fashion accessory. I picked out sky blue to match my phone. They look really cute matching my phone now. Crystal~
The right cord is covered. Then I used the skinner tool to cover the other one.
I picked out a pair of Cordskinz in black. I put them on my husband's earbuds. He uses them daily, at work, for his MP3 player. Since the cords break easily we have to replace them with a new pair every few months. I think this product will actually save us money. ~ Stephanie

They come in the following 11 colors: black, clear, glitter pink, ice blue, lavender, lime green, yellow, red, sky blue, smokey clear, and white. With that many choices, you can make a bold statement. 

Currently, they are running a special deal. You can save up to $19.98. To get this offer put one of these codes in at checkout: 3 for 2 or 6 for 4 (make sure you have the spaces included).

Would I recommend Cordskinz? If you're into matching your phone, no more tangled cords, and having the hottest accessories, then yes. Also, these would be great for a tween or a teenager for protecting their earbuds and headphone cords. Maybe even order a few to add to their Easter basket gifts. You can order online at or on Amazon.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Mia Mariu Essential Oil Review + Giveaway

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I was given the opportunity to review Relax Essential Oil by #MiaMariu. I have recently become interested in oils for soap making and natural healing. I couldn't wait to try Relax. With two kids, relaxing is not something I often get to do. I often find myself becoming more tense and easily aggravated by my girls' actions. I don't like that about myself, so I decided the oil was worth a try.

The Relax Essential Oil key ingredients are lavender, sandalwood, cedarwood, and Clary sage. The oils come in a nice sized container with a dropper. The smell is very pleasant. I mainly smell a very soft lavender.

Here is a list of the oils that Mia Mariu offers, along with what they do for your body.

Mia Mariu Therapeutic Essential Oils

Restore harmony in mind and body. Unleash the healing power of 100% organic therapeutic essential oils! Packed with pure botanical essences, these organic oils provide amazing psychological and physical therapeutic benefits.

Relax Essential Oil Key Ingredients:

Lavender - has been cherished for its unmistakable aroma and therapeutic properties for thousands of years.  It is widely used for its calming and relaxing qualities and helps ease muscle tension in the head and neck.

Sandalwood - found only in Hawaii and it delivers a variety of benefits.  It promotes healthy & smooth skin, reduces the appearance of scars and blemishes, enhances mood and promotes sleep and frequently used in meditation for its grounding and uplifting properties.

Cedarwood - Known for promoting healthy skin and clear breathing, Cedarwood has a warm, woody, balsamic fragrance that relaxes the mind and body and is perfect for massage therapy.

Clary Sage - known for its mood-lightening properties and ability to ease monthly menstrual cycles. It has a warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a normal, healthy attitude during PMS.

I Feel Good Essential Oil Key Ingredients:

Eucalyptus - has many beneficial compounds and is a key ingredient in cough, throat medicines and chest ointments.  It assists with clear breathing and soothes tired, sore muscles.

Bay Laurel - Laurus nobilis has a spicy scent similar to the bay leaves used in cooking.  It has an uplifting, calming, and grounding effect on the senses.

Peppermint - provides a myriad of health benefits.  It promotes healthy respiratory function and clear breathing, alleviates stomach upset, and frequently used in toothpaste and chewing gum for oral health.

Ingredients contained in both essential oils:

Sweet Almond Oil - known to be high in moisturizing fatty acids (Omega 6 and Omega 9), excellent emollient high in oleic and linoleic, ideal in the treatment of dry skin, helps skin balance loss and absorption of moisture providing a smooth skin feel. It is antioxidant rich, high in Vitamin E, fat and protein content along with containing many essential nutrients.

Apricot Oil -Similar soothing properties as almond oil. Apricot oil is a favorite oil for mothers and babies because of its ability to soothe chaffed skin gently.   It is quickly absorbed into the skin; it is often used as massage oil to deliver benefits such as reducing stress, pain and inflammation and instilling an overall sense of well-being.  Apricot kernel oil is also very mild and non-irritating, making it suitable for children and infant massage.   It is cold-pressed from the dried seeds of the fruit of the apricot tree.  This natural oil is light-colored and fragrant, imparting a somewhat nutty aroma.

Grapeseed Oil - used as a base oil for many creams and lotions.  It is the preferred carrier oils for many massage therapists because of its light, satin like finish.  It also has some astringent qualities and is good for oily, acne prone skin.

Jojoba Oil – used as a favorite carrier oil. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E; thus promoting a glowing complexion.

Rosehip Oil - extremely high in essential fatty acids and is known to help treat dry, irritated, weathered skin.  It is also suitable for treating burns, scars and stretch marks.

Macadamia Oil  - in addition to its moisturizing benefit, it is a nutrient-dense oil which is packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids that protect your skin and helps promote healing process after a sunburn or other types of skin damage.  As an added bonus, Macadamia oil mimics your skin’s natural oils, making it an ideal match for maintaining your glow.

Coconut Oil - an excellent massage oil for the skin as well as it acts as an effective moisturizer on all types of skin.  It is a safe solution for preventing dryness and flaking of the skin, delays the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the skin.

I have PMS disorder, so I'm excited to see how the Relax helps me with my monthly cycle. 

Would I recommend Mia Mariu? Yes, I love anything natural. The smell of the Relax is fabulous and if it can help me with my moods even better!

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Monday, March 16, 2015

The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown Movie + Giveaway

Calling all Flintstones & WWE fans! The Flintstones and WWE have teamed up to bring you Stone Age Smackdown! Download the activities and do them together. Take the quiz to find out which Stone Age Smackdown Star you are. Watch the official trailer and click on the box art to bring the film home today. Then enter our giveaway.

When Fred loses his family's vacation money, he hatches one of his hair-brained plans to get it back. It's a sports entertainment spectacle that involves throwing his best bud, Barney into the wrestling ring with the likes of John Cenastone (John Cena), Rey Mysteriopal (Rey Mysterio) and even The Undertaker, with Fred himself as event promoter! The crowds roar, the "clams" are pouring in from ticket sales and even Mr. McMagma (Vince McMahon) is taking notice of all the hoopla. Including all-star appearances from The Boulder Twins (Brie and Nikki Bella) Marble Henry (Mark Henry) and Daniel Bry-Rock (Daniel Bryan), it's time to get the whole family together for hard-hitting, side-splitting laughs from the most epic event in all of prehistory!

My youngest is excited to watch the copy we received from Warner Home Video. ~ Stephanie 
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

Müller Yogurt Prize Pack Giveaway

Müller Yogurt Prize Pack Giveaway

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Co-hosted by: Michigan Saving & More and Deliciously Savvy

Sponsored by: Müller

Muller Yogurt Prize Pack Giveaway March 14 - 21
Yogurt is one of those tasty snacks that you do not have to feel all that guilty about consuming!  So why not ditch the boring "plain" stuff and try some of Müller's ice cream inspired goodies?  With tasty flavors like Raspberry Chocolate Chip and Strawberries & Cream - you cannot go wrong!

I've tried all three flavors and they are all delicious. I would say my favorite is the Mint Chocolate Chip. My children like them, too. ~ Stephanie

Would you like to win an assortment of ice cream inspired yogurts, coupons and a soft mini cooler from Müller?  If you would like a chance to win, enter with the Giveaway Tool below.  

If you have won a giveaway from Müller, from another blog in the last 12 months, you are not eligible to win.  The giveaway will run from March 14 through March 21, 2015 at 11 PM CST and is open to US residents (excluding HI/AK), ages 18 and older.  Entries will be verified.  Winners will be notified via email (consider adding to your safe list) – winner will have 48 hours to respond and claim prize or another winner will be selected.
Good Luck!
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Friday, March 13, 2015

You're Loved No Matter What Review & Giveaway

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I had the opportunity, thanks to Family Christian, to read "You're Loved No Matter What" by, Holly Gerth. This book is about letting go of the perfection that so many of us women hold and expect of ourselves. It is about allowing ourselves to be human. Normally, I would never post a picture of myself makeup up free with my hair going in all directions. But, this is me. This is the girl that God entrusted to take care of two very special girls. Girls that also show me daily that perfection is unattainable and downright unattractive. Holly Gerth teaches how to live and embrace the messy parts of life. 
"Perfectionism is ultimately about self-protection." I want you to spend a moment thinking about this. When we are trying to be "perfect" who are we really trying to please? Are we trying to please God? Or, are we trying to please others? My bet is you're trying to please someone besides God. 

I have spent many years trying to be perfect. Guess what, you're not being kind to yourself when you're spending all of your time people pleasing. Set your sites on pleasing God. 

Another topic that was huge for me was guilt. I was not aware that perfectionism and guilt are best friends. Were you aware of that?
"Guilt is self-focused. 
Sorrow is grieving over how we've hurt someone else."

"Guilt shuts us down. 
Sorrow opens us up again."

"Guilt holds us back. 
Sorrow moves us toward what God has next."

I have to admit that I suffer from guilt. False guilt is something that we woman can overcome. Sometimes, it takes a good support system. Let's pretend I told a friend that I couldn't attend her party because I needed to invest some time with my family. Later, I'm feeling guilty. Why am I feeling guilty? Simply because I want to please that person. When you feel false guilt try to find support from someone. My husband is great at telling me don't feel guilty. I guess most men are straight-forth on that subject. 

The book allows us to look deeper into our lives. Sit and think about what your strengths are. There is a list in the book. After much thought, I chose responsible, kind, and sensitive.

Would I recommend You're Loved No Matter What? Yes, it's perfect for women! I really did enjoy it and have a new look on perfection.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Chuggington Live! at the Fox Theatre in Detroit + Giveaway

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The North American premiere tour of CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure, produced by Life Like Touring and Ludorum, rolls into the Fox Theatre on Sunday, April 12 with performances at 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It's locally presented by AT&T. The live-action, musical children’s show, based on the popular TV series, gives young fans and their families the opportunity to experience the train-tastic adventures of the Chuggington trainees, Wilson, Brewster, and Koko.

Tickets ($20.50, $29.50, $38.50 and $58.50 VIP) are on sale now and can be purchased at, The Fox Theatre and Joe Louis Arena box offices, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy (without service charge) at all Ticketmaster locations and To charge tickets by phone, call (800) 745-3000. Discounts are available on select seats for groups of 10 or more by calling 313-471-3099. For additional information, call (313) 471-6611. 

The VIP ticket offers the best seats in the house and a Chuggington Live! goody bag. The goody bag includes: a postergram, 2’x3’ imprinted play mat, cardboard sheet of die-cut trains, sheet of temporary tattoos, paint-with-water coloring page, and stickers all contained in a poly bag. These contents are subject to change.

This brand-new production features impressive trains with working features and movements that bring the Chuggington TV series characters to life on stage. A fun, two act musical, this live show is presented before a giant LED video wall featuring animated locations and background action sequences from the popular TV series.

In CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure the trainees are eager to impress their mentors by mastering new roles that test their courage, speed, and determination. When Koko finds herself in trouble at Rocky Ridge Mine, it's up to her friends to help her. Do the trainees have what it takes to put their newly learned skills into practice to save Koko?

CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure is written and directed by Theresa Borg. She has written and/or directed a variety of productions for international family brands, including Sesame Street Presents Elmo’s World Tour, Scooby-Doo LIVE! Musical Mysteries for Warner Bros., Cartoon Network’s BEN 10 LIVE: Time Machine, and Yo Gabba Gabba Live! There’s a Party in My City!

First launched on Disney Junior in 2010, Chuggington now airs in more than 178 countries and is translated into 36 different languages. In the United States, the TV show is seen 22 times per week across Disney Junior and Disney channels, with an estimated 2 million viewers every week.

Information about dates and tickets for CHUGGINGTON LIVE! The Great Rescue Adventure can be found at
You can print out this free Chuggington coloring page for your little one to enjoy.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Disney’s TOMORROWLAND Movie Trailer

From Disney comes two-time Oscar® winner Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland,” a riveting mystery adventure starring Academy Award® winner George Clooney. Bound by a shared destiny, former boy-genius Frank (Clooney), jaded by disillusionment, and Casey (Britt Robertson), a bright, optimistic teen bursting with scientific curiosity, embark on a danger-filled mission to unearth the secrets of an enigmatic place somewhere in time and space known only as “Tomorrowland.” What they must do there changes the world—and them—forever.

Featuring a screenplay by “Lost” writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof and Brad Bird, from a story by Lindelof & Bird & Jeff Jensen, “Tomorrowland” promises to take audiences on a thrill ride of nonstop adventures through new dimensions that have only been dreamed of.

The film also stars Hugh Laurie as brilliant scientist David Nix, Raffey Cassidy, Tim McGraw, Judy Greer, Kathryn Hahn, Keegan-Michael Key and Thomas Robinson.

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I was a big fan of the tv show LOST because I had to figure out the mystery. I also like to read futuristic young adult books. After watching the trailer, I expect my whole family will enjoy this movie. It looks like an interesting story, full of adventure and special effects. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the theater in May.

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TOMORROWLAND opens in theaters everywhere on May 22nd!