Hello Corn Phone {Wordless Wednesday}

Fall, End of Summer

This photo deserves a little explanation.  AK grabbed the corn that her daddy was about to put on the grill and started walking around the house using it as a phone.  My preschooler has a very active imagination!

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Left Behind Movie in Theaters Oct. 3 #leftbehindmovie

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Are you a fan of the Left Behind series of books by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye?  I read the series years ago and loved them.   I also watched the Kirk Cameron version of films (though I wasn't a big fan of the movies, sorry Kirk).  The movies just didn't follow the books as closely and felt stilted and rushed to me.

This new version with Nicholas Cage looks very promising! (I am a big fan of Nicholas Cage & Lea Thompson) Check out the trailer below and tell me what you think.

About the Movie:

Among the most highly anticipated films to be released in 2014, Stoney Lake Entertainment announces the full-length action-adventure motion picture LEFT BEHIND. The movie stars Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage (NATIONAL TREASURE, CITY OF ANGELS, THE CROODS) as Rayford Steele, as well as Chad Michael Murray, Cassi Thomson, Nicky Whelan, Lea Thompson and Jordin Sparks. The movie is directed by veteran filmmaker, Vic Armstrong (THOR, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, WAR OF THE WORLDS), widely renowned for directing action sequences. LEFT BEHIND is produced and distributed by Stoney Lake Entertainment, with the national release slated for October 3, 2014.

LEFT BEHIND follows Rayford Steele (Nicolas Cage) who is piloting a commercial airliner just hours after the Rapture when millions of people around the globe simply vanish. Thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic, Rayford is faced with a damaged plane, terrified passengers, and a desperate desire to get back to his family. On the ground, his daughter, Chloe Steele (Cassi Thomson) is among those left behind, forced to navigate a world of madness as she searches for her lost mother and brother. Shot mostly in and around Baton Rouge, LA., LEFT BEHIND was produced by Paul Lalonde and Michael Walker and co-written by Paul Lalonde and John Patus.


“We're seeing a number of big, biblical movies on the calendar this year, particularly SON OF GOD, NOAH, and EXODUS. What makes LEFT BEHIND different is that it is a contemporary story that could actually happen at any moment,” says Paul Lalonde, LEFT BEHIND producer and CEO of Stoney Lake Entertainment. 

“It’s also a historical account in a sense, because it's based on a true story, it just hasn't happened yet. So it’s very important to us that the core story not be changed.  We had offers from three of the major studios in Hollywood to distribute this movie, but none would allow final control of the story to be left in our hands.”

"My greatest hope for this movie is that people will be entertained and thrilled by it, but also that they'll go home and have conversations with their family, and ask 'do you think this could happen, or couldn't happen?' and it’ll inspire discussion and closeness,” says leading actor Nicolas Cage. 

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The movie is based on the New York Times bestselling book series of the same name, co-authored by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. Based on the Bible and published in 32 different languages, the series has sold more than 65 million copies and is one of the best-selling fiction series of all time.

“I believe it does justice to the novel and will renew interest in the entire series,” author Jerry Jenkins said. “It is the best movie I have ever seen on the rapture,” added Tim LaHaye.
Behind the scenes, LEFT BEHIND features an award-winning team including Oscar and BAFTA nominated Director of Photography, Jack N. Green (UNFORGIVEN),  Oscar, BAFTA and EMMY nominated Production Designer, Stephen Altman (GOSFORD PARK, CHRONICLE), Editor Michael J. Duthie and Costume Designer Abby O’Sullivan. The music was composed by Jack Lenz (THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST).

Entertainment One has acquired the domestic home video rights.  For the latest news and updates regarding LEFT BEHIND, please visit: www.leftbehindmovie.com

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Disclosure: I am a Fox Home Entertainment Insider; no compensation was received for this post.


Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 9/9

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Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me and Emily @ Emily Reviews

So glad you could join us as we share our giveaways. 

Our co-hosts this week are Sue from My Photopage and Shelly from The Attic Girl.

A co-host spot has opened up with Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up. If you would like to co-host with us, we would love for you to fill out the form linked up here.

I ask that co-hosts have family friendly blogs. As co-host, you would be posting the link up every other Monday evening at 7pm EST and sharing about it on your social media, starting September 1st. You will be able to share 2-3 of your own giveaways and will have a backlink in the post. 

Now, onto this week's Link Up!

This link up will be posted Monday at 7 PM est. and run all week long! Stop in as often as you can to list your latest giveaways.

Here is how to use the Giveaway Link Up

1. Post your reviews and/or giveaways, as many as you have, be sure to add the end date (family friendly please)

2. Help spread the word about the giveaway link up by grabbing our button, Tweeting or posting on Facebook. (Not mandatory- but it helps get more exposure to your giveaways as well!)

3. Take a moment to enter any giveaway that strikes an interest to you!

If you would  like to follow the  hostesses, we will gladly follow you back! Simply leave us a message to do so.

Featured Giveaways

Fellowes Laminator US only Ends 9/21

Constructing Numbers from Learning Resources Ends 9/18

KidsCuteTure Outfit Ends 9/11

Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me & Emily @ Emily Reviews along with Sue from My Photopage and Shelly from The Attic Girl.


Holiday Gift Guide Submissions 2014 #holidaygiftguide

It's that time again!  

I am accepting submissions for this year's Holiday Gift Guide chock full of the latest products and gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list!   

Want a little extra promotion this holiday season?  

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Gift Guide Feature Options:

Product Review only:   I require a full size non-returnable product for review purposes.  

Product Review and Giveaway:     You may also offer a product to give away to my readers scheduled to run Nov. through Dec (giveaways run generally two weeks).  All prizes must be sent directly to the winner.  This is a great way to get extra exposure for your business and products this holiday season!

Sponsored Post:  
Not interested in a review or giveaway, but still want to be included?  Have a special deal for my readers or want to advertise your holiday special?  Contact me for rates.

Advertising Space:  
Sidebar space is also available for the holiday season.  

What I need from you:

Images of the Product
Brief Description of product
Social Media Links
Link to Site where it can be purchased

I will provide the following Promotion:

*Individual review/giveaway post
*Promotional mentions on Twitter & Facebook 
*Pin to my Holiday Gift Guide Board
**If the product value is over $50 I will add your logo to my sidebar for Nov. and Dec

I am looking for products in the following categories (but I am open to others so do not hesitate to contact me):  

Baby Items

Stocking Stuffers and more!  

All family-friendly item requests will be considered  in the order in which they are received.  I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. 

If you are a business, company, PR representative, or independent consultant and you would like to have your product(s) featured in my Holiday Gift Guide please email me donnyandshelly (at) (yahoo) (dot) (com) or fill out the form below.

Readers, be sure you check back here starting Nov. 1st to find some great gift ideas this holiday season!


Collage Photo Book Deal @usfg #sponsored #USFamilyGuide

 As a US Family Guide Blogger, I will receive Collage photobooks to review for sharing this with my readers .  All opinions are my own.  

It's hard to believe the summer is over and we're full swing in that busy time of year for families with Back to School, Grandparents' Day, and fall activities.  We are always taking photos to capture important memories, but most especially from now until the holiday season.  Photo books are one of my favorite ways to display family photos and they make wonderful personalized gifts. 


I've recently been made aware of a company called Collage, where you can create a beautiful photo book with a single click using Collage.com's One-Click Photo Book.   Simply select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

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Imagine using photos you've already posted on your social media accounts and getting them organized into a special keepsake.  I can't wait to try this out now that our latest Attic baby has arrived!

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And right now through US Family Guide, you can get an incredible deal on a photo book for yourself or to give as a gift.

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Use this link for 51% off a 20-page 11.5"x8" Hardcover Photo Book From Collage.com: http://bit.ly/collagepbdeal.

And stay tuned... I'll be sharing my experience with Collage soon.



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