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Penguins of Madagascar Free Printables & Giveaway #PenguinsMovie #sponsored

2/27/15
I will receive a copy of Penguins of Madagascar as a Fox Home Insider. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 


Penguins of Madagascar, DreamWorks

We're excited that Penguins of Madagascar is coming to Blu-ray and DVD March 17th!  My preschooler can't wait to see this fun movie.  After all, who doesn't like penguins?   And the voice of Benedict Cumberbatch?  Yes please! 

They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back!  From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR is “a fun, smartly conceived film that will appeal to all movie-goers,” proclaims Bill Bregoli of CBS Radio. A hit with audiences and critics alike, the film received an outstanding audience reaction with a coveted “A-” CinemaScore® and certified fresh on RottenTomatoes.com.

Directed by Eric Darnell and Simon J. Smith, PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR features the voice talents of John Malkovich (“Crossbones” Red 2), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), and Ken Jeong (The Hangover), joining Tom McGrath, Chris Miller and Christopher Knights, who are reprising their roles as the Penguins from the beloved Madagascar franchise. 
The Blu-ray™ and DVD feature hours of bonus materials that uncover the covert operations of the PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR including several exclusive featurettes, a deleted scene, a music video by Pitbull, a dance tutorial by tWitch, and more.

And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.

In celebration of the upcoming release, you can print off these fun activity pages for your kiddos.  These are great for those days when you're stuck indoors!    Simply right click and save to your computer to print.

Penguins of Madascar Printables

Penguins of Madascar Printables

Penguins of Madascar Printables

Penguins of Madascar Printables

Penguins of Madascar Printables

Penguins of Madascar Printables


Giveaway:

One reader will receive Penguins of Madagascar on Blu-ray {$25.99 value}

Penguins of Madagascar

Just use the Giveaway Tools form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 3/13/15 at 9AM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.

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Disclosure:  I will receive a copy of the movie as a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  See disclosure policy.
Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Family Christian Premiere of VeggieTales Noah's Ark & Mega One Day Only Sale #FCBlogger #sponsored

2/25/15
I will receive a Family Christian Appreciation Certificate in exchange for sharing this info. with my readers.  All love for Family Christian and VeggieTales is 100% mine.

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know just how much we love VeggieTales.  My daughter can't get enough of those singing vegetables and can't wait for each new DVD release!

The newest movie, Noah's Ark , {click on the link for a review and some fun learning activities} is releasing soon.  And all Family Christian locations are having a Mega One Day Sale Sat. Feb 28th where you can catch the premiere of the DVD in the kids section and enjoy fun and games!  

Plus, everything in the kids' department will be 30% off (in-store only on Feb. 28th)!  Yep, you read that right; 30% off everything in the kids' department.  Awesome deal, right?

Official Family Christian BloggerStop by Family Christian on Sat. Feb. 28th at 10 AM and get in on all the VeggieTales fun and great deals!

Russell Madness Free Printables & Giveaway #sponsored #RussellInsiders

2/24/15
I will receive a copy of Russell Madness as a Fox Home Insider. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own. 

Russell Madness


RUSSELL MADNESS tells the story of Russell, an undersized but big-hearted terrier who dreams of having a family of his own. After running away from his pet store, Russell gets taken in by The Ferraros, a family desperate to revive their grandfather’s pro wrestling arena. That’s when they discover their new pet pooch has incredible wrestling skills. With help from his coach, Hunk, a savvy and hilarious monkey, Russell rockets to the top of the pro wrestling world and becomes a famous sports superstar. But when a dishonest promoter double-crosses the Ferraros, Russell will face his biggest challenge and discover that the strongest tag team is family.  RUSSELL MADNESS is rated ‘PG’ by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

Get ready to “Russell!”  Fandango, the nation’s leading moviegoer destination, and Air Bud Entertainment are proud to announce an all-new movie from the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Buddies’ franchise -- RUSSELL MADNESS.  Debuting in theatres February 21, 2015 as part of the Fandango Family Screening Series, and on home entertainment in Spring 2015 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the hilarious, all-new family adventure is the first feature film from newly-launched Air Bud Entertainment, the creative force behind the #1 live-action, direct-to-video movies in the family category.  The exciting action-packed adventure introduces ‘Russell,’ an adorable TALKING Jack Russell Terrier who accidentally becomes a professional wrestling superstar, on the way to discovering the true power…of family.  


In celebration of the upcoming release, here are some fun activity sheets for your kiddos to do at home.  Simply right click and save to your computer to print.

Russell Madness Printables

Russell Madness Printables

Russell Madness Printables

Russell Madness Printables


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Giveaway:

One reader will receive Russell Madness on Blu-ray {$18.99 value}
Russell Madness


Just use the Giveaway Tools form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 3/10/15 at 10AM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery.

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Disclosure:  I will receive a copy of the movie as a Fox Home Entertainment Insider.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  See disclosure policy.

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 2/23

2/23/15

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, and Shelly @ The Attic Girl.

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

Our co-host this week is Sue from My Photopage.

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.


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

My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders #sponsored

2/17/15
I received a copy of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders for review.  All opinions are my own.


My daughter adores My Little Pony just as I did when I was little.  She watches all of the episodes on t.v. with her favorite ponies over and over again. 

My Little Pony
She is very excited about the new DVD My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders releasing Feb. 24th from Shout! Factory Kids in collaboration with Hasbro Studios!

Summary:

In EQUESTRIA, obtaining a CUTIE MARK is an important coming-of-age moment for a young Pony. After all, Ponies acquire their CUTIE MARKS only after they discover a unique characteristic about themselves, setting them apart from all other Ponies. So when Sweetie Belle, Scootaloo and Apple Bloom meet, they instantly become friends and make it their mission to find their CUTIE MARKS! They are The Cutie Mark Crusaders!
 
Episodes:

*The Cutie Mark Chronicles

*The Cutie Pox
*Flight To The Finish
*Pinkie Pride
*Twilight Time







The ponies are trying to get their cutie marks after learning about their various abilities. The cutie marks remind me of when I was in Girl Scouts and had to earn badges for various skills.   These episodes have great lessons for girls about friendship, uniqueness, and reaching your goals.   It includes a fun sing-along, downloadable wallpaper, and a coloring sheet to print at home.  AK absolutely loved all of the episodes and the sing-along!



Cutie Pox Storybook App:


maxresdefault 1024x576 My Little Pony: Cutie Pox New StoryBook App and a My Little Pony DVD/Cutie Pox App/ $25 iTunes Gift Card Giveaway!For even more Pony fun, PlayDate Digital has announced the new Cutie Pox Storybook App. When Apple Bloom becomes impatient waiting for her cutie mark, she decides to take things into her own hooves! 

In this interactive story book, follow Apple Bloom and the fillies as they learn that taking the easy path toward your goals isn’t always the best way. Enter the world of Equestria in this storybook adventure full of excitement, humor and friendship!  The release of "Cutie Mark Crusaders" marks the first of a series of planned collaborations between PlayDate Digital and Shout! Factory to cross-promote My Little Pony Friendship is Magic stories and media.


Giveaway:

One Winner will receive My Little Pony Friendship is Magic: Adventures of the Cutie Mark Crusaders DVD
My Little Pony
Just use the Giveaway Tools  form below.  You must be a US resident 18 or older to enter.  You must complete each task entirely or your entries will not count.  

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 3/3/15 at 2:00 PM EST.  US Residents **18 and older** only may enter. One entry per household and IP address.  Winner will be drawn using random.org and will have **48 hrs** to respond to email or another winner will be chosen. Entries are verified.  No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning.  The Attic Girl is not responsible/liable for prize delivery. 

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 2/16

2/16/15
Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, and Shelly @ The Attic Girl.

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

Our co-host this week is Danelle @ Our Wolves Den

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


Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews and Shelly @ The Attic Girl along with Danelle @ Our Wolves Den.

Baltimore Blast Christian Youth Night Featuring Ashes Remain #sponsored

I will receive media tickets to attend the Baltimore Blast's Christian Youth Night.  All opinions are my own.

The Baltimore Blast are hosting their annual Christian Youth
Baltimore Blast
Night this coming Friday, Feb. 20th at 7:30 PM at Royal Farms Arena.   If you know a preteen, teen, or youth group, you will want to invite them not only for an awesome game vs Chicago, but for a post game concert featuring local band Ashes Remain!

If the winter blues have got you down,  why not enjoy some indoor soccer and a rocking concert for only $16 a ticket?   You have until Thursday Feb. 19th at 5PM to get in on this great deal.


My family can't wait to attend the event and tell you all about it!


About the Baltimore Blast:

It was during the summer of 1980 that the Baltimore Blast first made its mark in Baltimore. It was at the completion of the 1983-84 season that the team earned its place in Baltimore sports history by capturing the MISL Championship.  It was after the back-to-back championships in 2003 and 2004 that the Blast cemented its place among the Charm City’s great sports stories.  The team impressed the city of Baltimore yet again with championships in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2012.

In addition to the team's on-field accomplishments, the organization built ties to the community, emphasizing its commitment to the Greater Baltimore area.  Players such as Pat Ercoli, Heinz Wirtz, Mike Stankovic, Nick Mangione and Scott Manning emerged as stars, captivating fans with their skills while the legendary Stan "the Magician" Stamenkovic, amazed fans with his dazzling footwork.


Find out more about Ashes Remain:

Ashes Remain is a Baltimore band founded in 2002 consisting of members Rob Tahan, Josh Smith, Jonathan Hively, Ben Kirk, & Ryan Nalepa.  According to the band, much of their Fair Trade Services debut "What I've Become" was written from the perspective of what it is like to feel as if there is no hope, where you are your own worst enemy and ultimately what it looks like to go from that very real and dark place to one where there is hope and step into the light. 



That journey from dark to light isn’t always a swift one and sometimes has to be walked many times, but it is a journey that the band is familiar with and feels called to go on with their fans. As lead vocalist Josh Smith puts it, “We’re not role models. We’re just broken people who need Jesus.”


Baltimore Blast

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 2/9

2/9/15

Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, and Shelly @ The Attic Girl.

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

Our co-host this week is Sue from My Photopage.

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 Giveaway


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

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Blu-ray Feb. 10 #verybadday #sponsored

I received a copy of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


We are excited for the release of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day on Digital HD, Blu-ray/DVD, and Disney Movies Anywhere on Demand this week (Feb. 10th)!
 
Disney moviesDisney’s heartwarming comedy will have your entire family laughing out loud. Based on the best-selling book, it follows the exploits of Alexander as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life and wonders if bad things only happen to him.  But he discovers he’s not alone when his dad (Steve Carell), mom (Jennifer Garner) and family live through their own terrible – and hilarious – day. It will tickle everyone’s funny bone, and warm their hearts as they discover how even on rotten days, families can grow closer. 

The film stars Steve Carell (Crazy, Stupid, Love, TV's The Office) as Ben Cooper, Jennifer Garner (Dallas Buyer's Club, TV's Alias) as Kelly Cooper and Ed Oxenbould (Paper Planes) as Alexander Cooper. 

The home entertainment release is also packed with hilarious bonus features.
 
Trailer:





I love the book, so I was thrilled that they were turning it into a movie for the whole family in Disney style!  Sometimes books don't always translate to great movies.  But in this case, I think they captured the spirit of the book and turned it into a movie that will entertain people of all ages.

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ALEXANDER / Disney© 2015
We all have bad days and can probably relate to Alexander's feelings of "my day is worse than everybody else's."  It's easy to look at our circumstances and think that somebody has it better than we do.   Alexander makes a wish that his family could understand what it's like to have his bad days for once.  And that's when all kinds of things happen!

Disney movies
ALEXANDER / Disney© 2015
Steve Carell is pretty funny, especially as a temporary stay-at-home dad who goes to Mommy & Me Yoga.  And I adore Jennifer Garner, so I absolutely loved her in the mom role!  My family could really relate to this movie since we have kids with a large age gap, including a baby and a teenager like Alexander's family.  It was pretty spot on showing how the kids were dealing with their own issues at school while parents were dealing with the daily juggle of parenting roles and jobs.  And it has a great message:  families stick together during the hard times and can turn bad days into something positive.   And I think that this quote from the movie is very true:  "You gotta have the bad days so you can love the good days."
 

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day movie





Be sure to check out these Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day printables for your kids.



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Sabotaged by Dani Pettrey Book Tour & Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes

2/6/15

Get your copy of SABOTAGED by Author Dani Pettrey!

No compensation was received for this book tour.  I love supporting local authors!


I'm eagerly anticipating the release of Sabotaged, the final book in Dani Pettrey's Alaskan courage series!   I am a few books behind in the series, but am hoping to catch up when I get some spare time.   If you like suspense stories, you will want to check out this local author.  Read through the description and find out how you can win some awesome prizes!


Summary:

Alaskan Courage Series In SABOTAGED, the fifth and final book of author Dani Pettrey’s award-winning Alaskan Courage series, Kirra Jacobs and Reef McKenna experience the high stakes of Iditarod search-and-rescue when Kirra’s uncle, a musher in the race, goes missing.
Kirra and Reef put aside their differences to search for him, but what they discover is harrowing: Frank’s daughter Meg has been kidnapped, and Frank must do the kidnapper’s bidding or Meg will die.
Soon Kirra, Reef, and the entire McKenna family are thrown into a race to stop a shadowy villain who is not only threatening a girl’s life, but appears willing to unleash one of the largest disasters Alaska has ever seen.


Book Info & Sample Chapter:
Can be found at http://www.danipettrey.com/books/

Book Links:


About the Author
Alaskan Courage Series

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the romantic suspense series Alaskan Courage, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and her latest release, Sabotaged. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves–the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters’ faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland, where they enjoy time with their daughters, son-in-law, and super-adorable grandson.
 

 Author Links:

Enter the HEART OF ADVENTURE Sweepstakes from Author Dani Pettrey
 
To celebrate their epic race, Dani and Bethany House Publishers are pleased to present the HEART OF ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES, and your chance to win one of three marvelous prizes, all closely connected to the story.

This giveaway starts February 2, 2015 and ends February 22, 2015 @ 11:59 pm (PST).
 

Entry is open to US residents only, age 18 and over. Winners will be selected Monday, February 23, 2015, and announced at DaniPettrey.com.



Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes Grand Prize

Prizes


GRAND PRIZE:
LUXURIOUS LODGE GETAWAY
During their cross-country hunt for answers, Kirra and Reef stop to rest at a gorgeous mountain lodge in Denali that holds special memories for Reef. This prize offers you a chance to build your own special memories, with a luxurious lodge getaway for two.
Our Grand Prize winner will receive: A $250 gift certificate to Hotels.com, good for reservations at lodges and hotels across the Continental US, Alaska, Hawaii, and numerous International locations

Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes Second PrizeSECOND PRIZE:

PALS WITH PAWS DONATION
In the Alaskan Courage series, Kirra is the proud owner of Nanook Haven, a rescue shelter for sled dogs. In real life, animals need rescue as well, and this prize will allow you to give a special gift to support an organization like Kirra’s.
Our Second Prize winner will receive: A $150 donation in your name, to the animal rescue, shelter, or veterinarian of your choice
Heart of Adventure Sweepstakes Third Prize 
THIRD PRIZE:
SWEETHEART SURVIVAL SLED
In SABOTAGED, Kirra and Reef take shelter in a snow cave while hiding from a man determined to put them on ice– permanently! Luckily, Kirra has a survival kit, to help them make it through the sub-zero temperatures.
If you prefer a little more romance and a little less suspense in your survival kit, this is the prize for you.

Our Third Prize winner will receive: A $100 value sweetheart survival pack. This gift basket includes double chocolate raspberry cake, smoked salmon, brie cheese and crackers, and a wide variety of gourmet snacks



How to Enter:
Go to http://www.danipettrey.com/heart-of-adventure-sweepstakes/ and complete the entry box, anytime between February 2 – 22, 2015.

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