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The Moodsters Toys Are Coming to Target @themoodsters #sponsored #TheMoodsters

8/31/15
I received a Moodster Meter and storybook as part of The Moodsters Ambassadors.  All opinions are my own.

I am very excited to share with you that I am an ambassador for The Moodsters, a new toy line coming to Target September 7th!

The Moodsters Brand Ambassador

Who are The Moodsters?

They are a team of lovable little detectives that use their special sleuthing skills and detective gear to help kids navigate the emotional maze of childhood.


These cute detectives teach children all about emotions:  what they are, how to recognize them, and how to deal with them.  And they are a great tool for parents too!

The Moodster Meter, The Moodsters

As a mom, I want my children to have the tools they need to become emotionally healthy adults.  Teaching children to become aware of their emotions and how to regulate them is incredibly important!  I love that The Moodsters uses books and toys to help young children understand emotional intelligence on their level!

Meet the MoodstersMy daughter enjoys reading every day.  When we introduced her to the Moodsters and the Moodsters meter, she was drawn to the cute characters and story line.  I love how this opened up conversation about feelings and how we should share them in positive ways.  We have been working on using our feelings words and trying to remain calm when she is in the middle of a tantrum/emotional episode. I believe that this will be a helpful tool for her to recognize her feelings and learn to express herself in a better way.

   

I recently was a part of a group phone conference with the creator of The Moodsters: Denise Daniels. She shared her background, the importance of emotional intelligence (EQ), and why she created The Moodsters. 


You’ve worked with children in many capacities—as a pediatric nurse, as a counselor, doing grief therapy with children around the world, now with The Moodsters. What drew you to work with children in the first place?
Denise Daniels creator of The Moodsters

I’m kind of like a child that’s never grown up. I’ve always loved the honesty of children, and I love watching children play—we learn so much by observing our children and sitting back and listening.
I started out in labor and delivery as a nurse, then I switched to pediatric oncology. I had so much to learn from working with these kids and their emotional maturity. It touched my heart, and I knew it was something I wanted to be a part of.

How did you get interested in the subject of children’s emotions and how they deal with them? Why is that so important?

Several years ago, I founded a nonprofit organization called The National Childhood Grief Institute. It really tapped into an unmet need, because people weren’t talking about kids and grief. I had the opportunity to travel throughout world for the State Department and for other nonprofit organizations to work with kids experiencing trauma, loss, grief, family transitions. No matter what country I was in, no matter what language they spoke, and regardless of socioeconomic background, all children’s feelings were universal.

Then it became my mission to help kids understand their emotions, and to help the caring grown-ups in their lives teach them about emotions. Many of these children don’t have the cognitive capacity or the vocabulary to talk about feelings. It’s our job to give them the words.

Is EQ related to IQ?

IQ is pretty much set at birth. But kids can grow their emotional intelligence throughout their lives. And the EQ skills we teach our children will last a lifetime. Our little ones are never too young for us to begin teaching EQ skills.

Tell us about The Moodsters—how did you come up with this idea?

When I started the National Childhood Grief Institute, there was nothing out there for kids at all. I wanted to make toys they could use, so I got my hot glue gun and made a little feelings mirror. Kids could see what they looked like when they were happy or sad or angry or afraid.

In the 1990s, Pfizer Pediatrics asked me to develop a program for pediatric residents, because so many doctors were uncomfortable talking with their little patients about sickness, death, and dying. I made a “feelings thermometer” that doctors could use with children who were sick. Later Pfizer did a study that showed that these kids required shorter hospitalizations and less pain medication.
I always had this fantasy of being able to develop more of these tools, and then I had this wonderful opportunity with Target to make these tools available for all kids.

Why did you choose these five emotions to focus on: happy, sad, afraid, angry, loving?

We did a lot of research with Dr. Marc Brackett of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He confirmed that these are the primary emotions kids experience. He and I talked about developing a curriculum that was appropriate for kids. We thought easiest way was to have colors to represent the primary emotions. It helps drive the message home when children are drawing their feelings.

What are The Moodsters?

The Moodsters are five little detectives who solve feelings emergencies. They have two human friends, Zach and Zoey, and they collect evidence and solve top-secret cases to help their human friends understand their emotions.

Our curriculum is based on the RULER method, which stands for helping kids to Recognize, Understand, Label, Express, and Regulate their emotions. That was our platform, and we evolved from that to the toys, which we developed with Kids Preferred, one of world’s leading toy companies. They’ll be in Target stores starting September 7.

Why are these products aimed at preschoolers? Isn’t it important for older children to learn about emotions, too?

It is important for older children, and for adults, too. You can’t educate a child unless you help the parent as well. In our generation, we didn’t talk about emotions a lot. But now we know that 30% of kids are coming to kindergarten missing the basic emotional and social skills they need to succeed. If they don’t know how to handle relationships with other kids and teachers, how will they ever be able to learn and grow?

In every storybook we offer “Guidelines for Grownups,” saying, this is how you need to read the book with your child, this is the EQ skill we’re teaching. You can’t educate one and not the other.
How can The Moodsters help parents help their children? I really believe that the Moodsters can change a whole generation of kids—and I don’t mean that in an arrogant way. We look at stories on the news and we think, “What is going on in this world, and where is the empathy?” That’s why we’re doing this! If we can teach kids to be more sensitive and kind, they’ll do better in their whole lives.


The Moodsters Coloring Printable

Coming Soon:

The Moodsters App for Android & Apple

The Moodsters App

Featuring:  Meet the Moodsters Interactive Storybook, The Moodster Meter, Moodster Mirror, & Feelings Notebook.




Enter to win The Moodster Meter
The Moodster Meter and Storybook
Every parent has a thermometer for taking a child’s temperature—now every house should have a Moodster Meter for taking a child’s emotional temperature! Young children don’t always have the vocabulary to describe their emotions, so the Moodster Meter provides a safe, fun, interactive way for kids to show how they’re feeling inside.

They just push the Power Up button to align with the character and emotion that represents what they feel: Snorf (sad), Lolly (loving), Quigly (afraid), Razzy (angry), or Coz (happy). By putting the tools for expression right in their hands, the Moodster Meter makes it so much easier for young kids to talk about what’s going on inside.

The Moodster Meter comes with a full-color, 32-page storybook, Meet the Moodsters. The Moodster Meter will be available at Target and Target.com in September $19.99.


Giveaway: 

One reader will win The Moodster Meter

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.  
http://themoodsters.com/
This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 9/14/15 at  8 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.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received a Mooster Meter for review purposes as The Moodsters Brand Ambassador.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 8/31

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

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

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!)

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$15 Babies R Us Gift Card US only Ends 9/14



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Grandma Kisses Board Book @tommynelson #sponsored

8/30/15
I received a copy of Grandma Kisses for review purposes as a Tommy Mommy.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

Grandparents' Day is coming up soon on September 13th.  What better way to celebrate a special grandmother in your child's life than to read a special story about that's all about spending time with grandma?

Grandma Kisses from Tommy Nelson is an adorable board book that celebrates that special relationship.  It has soft illustrations of familiar animals like zebras, kangaroos, and mice that spend time with their grandmothers.  It's a great read-aloud for your toddler or preschooler!  My toddler loves looking at the animals and having her sister tell what their names are.  


Grandma Kisses, Tommy Nelson

I love the relationship my girls have with their grandmothers!  Even though they don't live super close to us, we stay in contact as much as possible.   Grandma Kisses reminds them of the love they have for their grandmothers and is something special they can read with them on their visits.
 



Preview:

 


Giveaway:
 
One reader will win Grandma Kisses ($9.99 value)

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.  
I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy Blogger
This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 9/13/15 at  3 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.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for review purposes as as a Tommy Nelson Mommy.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  Tommy Nelson is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories @tommynelson #sponsored

8/28/15
I received a copy of Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories for review purposes as a Tommy Mommy.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

My daughter is beginning Pre-K this week and we are so excited for her to learn new skills and grow academically as well as socially.  

Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories, Gwen Ellis

With a new school year comes a busy schedule of school, homework, and activities.  We are also hoping to reinforce spiritual concepts at home and are very glad to have Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories. 

This book takes Bible stories and concepts and presents them in a compact five minute read-aloud, which is perfect to fit into our hectic back-to-school schedule.   These stories are easy to read with your toddler or preschooler because they are in kid-friendly language for this age group.


The Attic Kid has been reading these on a nightly basis with her daddy and loves them!  It gives her some special daddy time as well as builds on her Bible knowledge.  I like that they are short enough to keep a little one's attention and they make bed-time preparation less drawn out.  She brushes her teeth, listens to a story or two, and then it's lights out.  It's a great part of her bed-time routine!


Preview:

 


Giveaway:
 
One reader will win Read and Share 5 Minute Bible Stories ($14.99 value)

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.  
I'm a Tommy Nelson Mommy Blogger
This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 9/11/15 at 11AM 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.  By entering this giveaway, you agree to the Giveaway terms/rules.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of this book for review purposes as as a Tommy Nelson Mommy.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  Tommy Nelson is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 8/24

8/24/15
Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

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

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.

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Cookie Chips Variety Pack US Only Ends 8/28



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Soufeel Mother's Charm Bracelet {Miscarriage Remembrance} #sponsored

8/18/15
I received a Soufeel bracelet and charms for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


We just celebrated my youngest daughter's first birthday, which is still hard for me to believe.  It seems like time skips in a heart beat in so many ways.  Wasn't it just yesterday that we were bringing her home?

Her first birthday was bittersweet.  Not only were we celebrating this beautiful rainbow baby's first year of life, but I was also remembering my little angel who we lost two years ago.  My angel would be 18 months old.  I can't put to words exactly how this milestone felt; a mix of joy and unbelievable waves of sadness all at once.


It may have been two years ago, but my miscarriage still feels as fresh as the day that it happened.  


There are moments when that grief comes back strong as I lovingly hold my one year old and rock her before bed.  Her first steps.  That smile.  That laugh.  Joy and longing and wondering what my angel would have looked like.  It's been harder than I thought it would be.

I wanted something special to mark this milestone, this celebration of life and remembrance of my angel.  Though the pain is fresh, the acknowledgement of it helps bring some healing.

I've admired those Pandora commercials with charm bracelets as special keepsakes, but my wallet just wasn't in agreement with me.  So I chose a mother's charm bracelet from Soufeel jewelry.

Soufeel Sterling Silver Charm Bracelet

Soufeel is an international brand that offers charms, bracelets, and other accessories at competitive prices.  Their charms are 925 sterling silver and can fit Pandora and Chamilia bracelets.   You can customize your own or you can choose from bracelets that have various charms and themes.

I chose the basic Sterling Silver bracelet (on sale for only $15.95 right now!) and a charm for each of my children.

Soufeel Birthstone Charms


I chose birthstone charms for December, May, and July for my son and daughters.  There are several styles to choose from, including Swarovski crystals

The ones I chose feature a row of birthstones in the middle of rows of hearts (I love the symbolism of keeping my kids close to my heart).  The nice thing about the website is that you can get a close up view of the charm to see exactly what it looks like (and some even offer a 360 video view).

Soufeel Footprint Heart Charm


And for the baby who left footprints across my heart, I chose the Footprint Heart Charm in Sterling Silver.   It was a difficult choice to find just the right charm to remember my little bean, but I think this one matched the theme of the others.  


Soufeel Jewelry

My bracelet and charms arrived in a beautiful padded gift box along with a stylish gift bag.  

Soufeel jewelry


I love the look of the sterling silver bracelet!  It is flexible so it doesn't feel too hard against your skin.  It is not too difficult to put on and take off by myself.  It just takes a little finesse to make sure that you don't drop all the charms as you remove it.  (call me graceful but I did it)  It is beautiful quality and looks like it will last for many years to come.

Soufeel Mother's Charm bracelet

And I have plenty of room to add more charms as we reach more milestones.  My mother's bracelet is the perfect piece for me to cherish memories of my children. 



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Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 8/17

8/17/15
Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

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

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.

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SanDisk Back to School @BestBuy #SanDisk #ad #backtoschool

8/13/15
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.


Back to School.   Yes, I said it.  Those words bring dread into most kids' minds and sometimes joy into their parents' (After weeks at home trying to entertain them, you may have said to yourself: yay, the kids are going BACK to school!).  Regardless if you are happy or sad about the new school year, it's important to be prepared.

My son will be starting his senior year of high school (where did the time go??) and he is a lot more tech-savvy than I am.  School pretty much requires a flash drive to store homework, something that I certainly didn't have when I was in class.

SanDisk offers a wide variety of items for Back to School for your older children like flash drives.  They are perfect for storing assignments, photos and other important documents or projects.

SanDisk storage

Best Buy is the place you can get a memory card to support safe storage for all of your devices and at a great price.  Visit the SanDisk site to learn what card is right for you.


SanDisk for Digital Imaging: 

SanDisk Extreme Plus SD card

SanDisk products, from professional-grade camera memory to point-and-shoot SD cards to microSD cards, deliver industry-leading performance and reliability. These cards are also designed to meet the security, capacity, performance, and environmental requirements of next generation devices—because your stories span generations and your memory solutions should too. 

I also learned some techy things that I had no idea about.  

Did you know you can:
 
o   Capture more fast action , Record more 4K Ultra HD and Full HD video, AND Transfer speeds up to 60MB/s FOR SMARTPHONES, TABLETS AND ACTION CAMERAS
o   Over 10X faster than ordinary cards3 AND Transfer speeds up to 80MB/s FOR DSLR CAMERAS AND CAMCORDERS
        

I'm pretty new to the world of smartphones and tablets.  (Just ask my hubby how often I'm scrambling to figure out how to do things on my phone) My teenager can figure out things a whole lot faster than me, even though I consider myself to be a quick study.

SanDisk Extreme Plus Micro SD Card
I'm glad to know that I can add a SanDisk microSD™ card to my smartphone or tablet, and I can carry more of the media and apps that I love!  There's nothing more frustrating than finding out you can't download something because you've used up all the space on your phone. Thin and light computing devices, tablets, and smartphones demand the compact form factors of SanDisk microSD cards.

Now both my mobile devices and my teen's can keep up with all that social media sharing!   SanDisk microSD™ cards give your smartphone or tablet a more responsive camera function and smoother media playback. Whether you want more storage for your phone or a card that makes it easy to shoot high resolution video on the go, you can choose the way you want to add fast, reliable data storage with capacity options from 4GB to 200GB

Plus, the USB for iPhone and iPad allows for easy transfer between these devices and your computer.  AND it frees up iPhone and iPad memory!  If you're an Android user like me, there's also a dual USB that allows for easy transfer between your Android device and your computer which frees up space for photos, videos, music and more.


SanDisk Back to School at Best Buy


Back to school technology with Best Buy really is a snap!  What is your favorite SanDisk product?

Good Humor Welcome to Joyhood Comes to DC @goodhumor #JoyhoodDC #IC #ad

8/11/15
I participated in a Blog Blast Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Good Humor. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Good Humor 
Nothing says summer like some Good Humor!  When I was growing up, I looked forward to hearing the ice cream truck's music coming down the street.  I used to chase after that truck more times than I can count.  And often my favorite ice cream of choice was a Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake bar.  My mouth is watering about it just typing it!  It was a summer tradition that I've passed along to my kids. (luckily our neighborhood has an ice cream truck to chase after)

You'll be happy to know that Good Humor is on a mission this summer to bring some joy to your neighborhood in its "Welcome to Joyhood" campaign across the East coast.

After stopping off in New York City and Philadelphia, this iconic brand is continuing its tour and traveling to Washington, D.C. August 4 to August 22.

The Good Humor® Joy Squad will be surprising and delighting folks with frozen treats and other unexpected goodies in neighborhoods, events, local retailers and businesses, and some surprise places too!


Good Humor Welcome to Joyhood When & Where 

And to add to the fun, they've teamed up with the Washington Nationals mascots!  On August 11, they'll be stopping by Metro Center from 12 – 12:30 p.m. and Dupont Circle from 12:45 – 1:15 p.m. to offer frozen treats, photo opps and other surprises!

 Good Humor Welcome to Joyhood Schedule DC


Be sure to follow along on Twitter @GoodHumor to find out where they will be headed next!  (Don't forget to give them a shout out at #JoyHoodDC)

You can also stay tuned for the latest updates at the Good Humor website and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/goodhumor.  
 
What's your favorite Good Humor summer treat?

Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 8/10

8/10/15
Tots and Me
Welcome to Tuesday's Giveaway Link Up with your hosts Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily Reviews, Shelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.

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

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


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Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales DVD & Printable @fheinsiders #BerryTales #sponsored

I will receive a copy of Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales as a Fox Home Insider.  All opinions are my own.

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales DVD

Strawberry Shortcake Berry Tales is coming to DVD August 11th.  My daughter adores Strawberry Shortcake and her friends!  It's great animation, music, and good lessons about friendship.  Add to that some princesses and I'm sure this is going to be a favorite on her list!


Synopsis:

The spotlight shines on the importance of being true to yourself in Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Tales.  Join Plum in “Snowberry and the Seven Berrykins” as she learns to believe in herself when putting on a small and simple play for a young audience.  In “Berryella and Prince Berry Charming,” Huck agrees to be in a production, but then quickly realizes that he’d be happier behind the scenes.  Strawberry, Lemon and Raspberry star as three princesses on a quest to rule a kingdom in “The Littlest Berrykin,” and realize that they can never succeed without kindness and generosity.  With berry important lessons, it’s curtain up on good times and friendship!

Before you scroll down to enter to win a copy for your Strawberry Shortcake fan, you can download this fun coloring sheet.







Buy It:

 You can find this and other Strawberry Shortcake Titles at www.foxconnect.com


Giveaway:

One reader will receive Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Tales on DVD {$14.98 value}

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

 This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 8//15 at 11AM 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.

Fox Home ENtertainment
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. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Far From the Madding Crowd Comes to DVD 8/4 @fheinsiders #MaddingCrowdInsiders #sponsored

8/5/15
I will receive a copy of Far From the Madding Crowd as a Fox Home Insider.  All opinions are my own.

Far from the Madding Crowd Bluray

Far From the Madding Crowd is available on Blu-ray/DVD starting August 4th and I am really looking forward to seeing it!  It's based upon the novel by Thomas Hardy and details a love story during the Victorian Era.   That time period is fascinating to me so it's right up this literary-classic-loving girl's alley!






Synopsis: 

Carey Mulligan stars as a headstrong Victorian beauty in this sweeping romantic drama, based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy. Mulligan plays Bathsheba Everdene, an independent woman who attracts three different suitors: a sheep farmer (Matthias Schoenaerts); a dashing soldier (Tom Sturridge); and a prosperous, older bachelor (Michael Sheen). This timeless story of Bathsheba’s passions explores the nature of relationships, love and resilience. 


 


I haven't seen this yet, but the gorgeous scenery and costumes alone are intriguing.  I remember reading Thomas Hardy back in high school and again in college, and finding his work to be tragic and haunting.  Tess of the d'Urbervilles and its challenge of Victorian society and its strict code stuck with me and I have a feeling that this story will too.


Giveaway: 

One reader will receive Far From the Madding Crowd {$25.99 value}

Far from the Madding Crowd Bluray  

Just use the Giveaway Tools 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, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 8/19/15 at  4 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.

Fox Home ENtertainment
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. Sponsor is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

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