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Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional @tommynelson #sponsored #TommyMommy

1/31/17
I received a copy of Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional for review as a Tommy Nelson Mommy.  All opinions are mine.


Raising girls can be such a blessing, but also a great responsibility. There are so many different dynamics when it comes to girls from the complexities of friendships, to peer pressure and self-image.  It's so important to help them become confident, strong, and brave as they go through this maze of childhood into the teen years and beyond.  In order to do that, they need a strong foundation.

While my daughters are young and just learning Biblical truths, I want them to be confident in the fact that they are unique and beautiful children that are deeply loved by their family and by God.  And that no matter what tough things come their way, they are always loved and can get through anything with that confidence.  


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The Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional is geared toward girls ages 6-10 and is part of the Tommy Nelson Brave Girls series.  This devotional has a message for each day of the year, including a Scripture verse that applies to the topic, a prayer pointer, and room to write their own thoughts.  It's like their own spiritual diary of sorts!


About Brave Girls Devotional:


Join Hope, Glory, Faith, Honor, and Gracie as they discover that the closer they are to God, the more He makes ordinary girls like them strong and courageous! Learn with them how to be brave at school, at home, in sports, with friends—pretty much everywhere! Even when struggles are big . . . He is bigger.
This devotional includes a year’s worth of readings with amazing stories from Scripture, lots of fun quizzes and illustrations, and powerful truths such as:
  • I always have the power to love others because God loved me first.
  • I can talk to God about anything, whenever I need to!
  • God loves me for who I am, even when I’m different from everyone else.
  • God can use someone small like me to do big things with Him.


The five Brave Girls Hope, Glory, Honor, Gracie, and Faith are introduced in the beginning of the devotional.  Each has different likes, interests, and represents a special quality.  They explain what youth group is all about: learning how to work together to know God better and to tell other people about Him too.  And they invite your child to come along on their journey to learn more about God and being a brave girl throughout the year.
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My oldest daughter just turned six and needs me to read these aloud to her.  Some of the topics are a little bit above her age level yet, such as the ones discussing sharing prayer requests with friends on social media (she isn't on a social media site) or wearing make-up.  But many of them she can relate to, such as prayer, teamwork, taking care of your body, and inner vs. outer beauty.   It's a devotional that she can grow into and read on her own as she gets older.   
As a mom of girls, I love the messages of empowerment, unconditional love, and acceptance in this book.  We will be checking out all of the other Brave Girls books in the series too!

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Where to Buy:

Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional is available at various retailers and online through Tommy Nelson for $16.99.



Giveaway:

One of my readers will win a copy of Brave Girls 365-Day Devotional
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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.  
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This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 2/14/17 at  11:59 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.  Prize may take 6-12 weeks to ship from the sponsor. By entering the 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.  Thomas Nelson is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Tuesday #Giveaway Link Up 1/30

1/30/17
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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.

Happy Monday!
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! Make sure you 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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US only Ends 2/7



Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


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Drool Worthy Valentines Day Gifts @gmtgiftbaskets #ValentinesGiftGuide

1/27/17
I received Sweetheart Berries from GourmetGiftBaskets .com for review.  All chocolatey opinions are mine.

Valentine's Day is a perfect day to celebrate loved ones both near and far.  While there are many ways to show how much you care, GourmetGiftBaskets .com can make your day truly drool worthy.  


GourmetGiftBaskets .com has a variety of gifts for everyone that will truly tantalize your test buds!

 
If Your Valentine is a Chocolate-Lover...
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You can't go wrong with these Sweetheart Berries!  Valentine's Day is one of the few days of the year that I allow myself to be truly indulgent and these hand-dipped ruby red strawberries are the perfect treat.

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This box of decadence arrives at your door carefully wrapped in a thermal sleeve with an ice pack.   {You definitely want to make sure someone is home to put them in the fridge right away, especially in hotter weather.}

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We received a dozen berries all dipped in a variety of Belgian milk, dark and white chocolate.  Many feature dainty heart embellishments, which was a pretty touch.

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While they look mouth-watering on the outside, they are even more drool worthy when eating them!  The berries are fresh and juicy with the perfect combination of chocolate crunchy coating.  

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This is a delectable gift to share with the ones you love!

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If You're Going Solo This Valentine's Day...

Pamper yourself with  The Valentines' Day Cookie Gift Box with favorites from chocolate chip to fudge brownie cookies.  Oh my!

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If You Have A Man On Your Valentine's Day Gift List...

Finding the perfect gift for the man in your life can be difficult.    But it doesn't have to be.  Give your man this Winter Seasonal Beer Bucket with six limited edition beers that you can only find in the wintertime. 
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If You Have A Health-Oriented Valentine...

The Valentine's Day Fruit Basket  has fresh fresh fruit begging to be dipped in sweet caramel, gourmet cheese, chocolate-covered cherries and more.
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If You're Buying A Gift For A Woman Who Loves Pampering...

The  Premium Spa Wine Gift Basket will pamper her with style with a bottle of Chardonnay, terry-cloth slippers, scrubs, gels, and lotions and time to relax.
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If You're Looking For A Nice, Inexpensive Gift For A Loving Couple...

The His & Hers Popcorn Tin will satisfy both sweet and salty cravings with spicy Buffalo popcorn on one side, and Pink Himalayan Salted Caramel popcorn on the other. 
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GourmetGiftBaskets .com has the perfect gifts to indulge your loved one this Valentine's Day.

Which is your favorite? 

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Tuesday #Giveaway Link Up 1/23

1/23/17
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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.

Happy Monday!  Hope your week is off to a great start.

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! 

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



$150 Amazon GC W/W Ends 1/31


$50 Save-a-Lot GC US only Ends 2/11



Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


Time for a break.

Game Day Party Recipe and Save-a-Lot Gift Card #Giveaway @southernmomlove

1/21/17
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Happy Saturday! Are you getting ready for the big game this weekend?  Hosting a fun party perhaps?  We have another Save-a-Lot Grocery Store Gift card giveaway for you to make that Game Day party great!



Welcome to the Save-A-Lot $50 Big Game Grocery Gift Card Giveaway!

Hosted by: Southern Mom Loves


Hosting a Big Game Day party doesn't have to cost a lot. Holly from Southern Mom Loves created a Game Day spread for right around $20 at Save-A-Lot and you can too! #SwitchAndSave up to 40%. With prices like these, Save-A-Lot is your Big Game Headquarters. You can even get your paper products there!

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Check out Holly's recipe for Black Forest Ham & Swiss Garlic Bread Sliders for an inexpensive Game Day dish that will feed a crowd for less.

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One winner will receive $50 in Save-A-Lot Gift Cards! Enter below, and Good Luck!

Giveaway begins on 1/21/17 at 1:00 am CST and ends on 2/11/17 at 11:59 pm CST. Must be 18 years or older, open to US residents only (void where prohibited.) Once winners are confirmed, they will be added to the Winner's List here.

Genevieve Goings "Do You Know?" Tour @udpac {Wordless Wednesday} #DisneyJr #Disneysmmc

1/18/17
We recently attended a concert with Genevieve Goings for her latest album "Do You Know?" with Disney Junior at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.  She truly is a talented lady and a great role model for children!   

We have seen her one time before when we went to the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington, DC.



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Both of my girls absolutely loved the music.  "Do You Know?" features songs that teach how to tie a tie, tell time, using your inside voice/outside voice, and learn your telephone number.  The music is catchy and fun and perfect for the 2 to 6 year old crowd!


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Genevieve Goings invited children from a local dance company in West Chester to dance with her on stage.  Her husband was there taking photos/video and even her dad was running the sound booth.  
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AK and I enjoyed meeting with her after the show; we were given crayons and an autographed photo of Genevieve and Choo Choo Soul.  It was so fun and AK hasn't stopped talking about it!  If you have a chance to see Genevieve Goings on her "Do You Know?" tour, I highly recommend it!


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DreamWorks Trolls Free Printables & Games #TrollsFHEInsiders

1/17/17
Bring home Happy with DreamWorks Trolls coming to digital HD January 24th and Blu-ray and DVD Feb. 7th!

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Make a stop at Trolls Town, and join Princess Poppy and her less-than enthusiastic friend Branch as they embark on a journey to rescue their fellow Trolls from the terrifying Bergens. 

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DreamWorks Trolls Blu-ray Party Edition includes never-before-seen sing-along dance-along "Party Mode" packed with fun, colorful extras.  Take your family movie night or Trolls Party to the next level with four interactive Party Mode features.  

You can use your remote to engage with the on-screen fun.  Shower the screen with glitter during party scenes, drop cupcakes when things get scary, high-five Cloud Guy, join Mr. Dinkles for "OH SNAP" moments and much more!  Doesn't this sound like a whole lot of fun?

Watch GloZelle Try Out the Interactive Party Mode Feature with Her Family!  Sing. Dance. Laugh. Repeat!  {How cute are their glasses?}
 





Your kids will have even more fun with these free printables of coloring sheets, a party kit, and more. 

Activity Sheets/Printables
*click on upper right hand corner to pop out and download/print





And you can stop by whenever you'd like to play Paint Studio or Memory Match games.

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Tuesday Giveaway Link Up 1/16/17

1/16/17
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It's that time again!

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! 

Have a wonderful week!

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


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$150 Amazon GC W/W Ends 1/31


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Thank you for linking up with Karen @ Tots and Me, Emily @ Emily ReviewsShelly @ The Attic Girl, and Rena @ An Ordinary Housewife.


Look I'm Reading! Bible Storybook #TommyMommy #sponsored

1/15/17
I received a copy of Look I'm Reading Bible Storybook for review as a Tommy Nelson Mommy.  All opinions are mine.

My oldest daughter is in Kindergarten and is eager about learning to read.  We practice sight words throughout the week and have daily homework.  {You'd be surprised at how different Kindergarten is from just a few years ago!}  She is very excited when she recognizes sight words and can read them all by herself! 

Rebus stories can be fun for those just learning to read with help from a parent.  Certain words or phrases are substituted with pictures so that your child can read along with you.  AK received the Look I'm Reading! Bible Storybook from the Read and Share series recently and loves it!

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This new approach to favorite Bible stories is geared toward ages 4 to 8 and helps them gain confidence in reading.  These 18 stories are shorter in length and cover Bible stories from both the Old and New Testaments.  Each one has a Scripture reference under the title so that you can look up the verses in the Bible too.  The pictures are carton-like and appealing to younger readers.  

I love watching AK's face light up when she recognizes some of her sight words in the text.   She feels proud of herself for being able to read the rebus pictures and sight words on her own.  I know she will be even more excited when she is able to read the harder words for herself.  It's a great confidence booster!  

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I highly recommend the Look I'm Reading! Bible Storybook for kids who are in preschool through about 2nd grade.  


Preview:






Where to Buy:

The Look I'm Reading! Bible Storybook is available at various retailers and online through Tommy Nelson for $12.99.



Giveaway:

One of my readers will win a copy of the Look I'm Reading! Bible Storybook

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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.  
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This giveaway is not in any way associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram or Twitter.  Giveaway Ends 1/31/17 at  11:59 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.  Prize may take 6-12 weeks to ship from the sponsor. By entering the 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.  Thomas Nelson is providing the giveaway prize. For more info. see my Disclosure Policy.

Moana Sing-Along In Theaters Nationwide Jan. 27 #Moana

1/13/17
If sing-alongs are your thing, you'll be happy to hear that Walt Disney Animation Studios has produced a sing-along version of Moana set to hit theaters Jan. 27th!


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This sing-along version of MOANA includes the full feature film with on-screen lyrics, so you can belt out the words to your favorite songs,  like the Golden Globe®-nominated “How Far I’ll Go” or the super catchy "You're Welcome."  

My family has literally gone around the house singing "it's okay, it's okay....you're welcome" ever since we saw the movie in theaters!  

So in case you need a little end-of-the-week pick-me-up, here you go.  You're welcome.





Did you Know?

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 56th animated feature opened domestically on Nov. 23, 2016, becoming the No. 2 Thanksgiving debut ever with $82 million. The film continues to delight audiences around the globe, earning more than $225 million domestically and $450 million worldwide to date. The film has a 95% score on Rotten Tomatoes and an “A” CinemaScore.



MOANA has received, thus far, nominations for BAFTA, PGA, Golden Globe® and a Critics’ Choice Movie Award for best animated feature. The film’s uplifting soundtrack has dominated the music charts for more than six weeks, peaking at No. 1 on the iTunes Albums chart; it is currently No. 1 on Billboard's Top Album Sales chart and No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The soundtrack is available wherever music is sold and at streaming services.




Hollywood Moana Fans:

At Hollywood’s El Capitan Theatre, the MOANA sing-along will begin Jan. 20, one week prior to the nationwide opening. 

Daily showtimes are at 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Tickets are available at El Capitan Theatre (6838 Hollywood Blvd.), by calling 1-800-DISNEY6 (347-6396) or online at www.elcapitantickets.com.


Local Folks:

Be sure to check your local listings for showtimes and theaters; the sing-along run will vary by location. 


 
MOANA is coming to Digital HD and Blu-ray!

You can soon enjoy the original theatrical version of the film at home! Packed with a variety of bonus extras MOANA arrives on Digital HD/3D and Disney Movies Anywhere (DMA) on Feb. 21, and on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, Digital SD, DVD and On-Demand on March 7

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No compensation was received for this post.  All photos and info. provided by Walt Disney Studios and used with permission.

Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philly's Creative Crew @ldcphilly @usfg #LDCPhilly #USFG

1/12/17
If you have children in the 6-12 year old age range, I have an exciting announcement for you from LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia.  You will not want to miss this fun opportunity!

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia is looking for young LEGO fans from the local community to apply to join their "Creative Crew," a group of children aged 6-12 who will participate in fun activities, special events, and assist the attraction's Master Model Builder.


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What is the Creative Crew?
 

The Creative Crew is their Master Model Builder's team of helpers! Creative Crew kids get to attend fun and exciting events, such as the grand opening media preview event. Creative Crew members also serve as special ambassadors leading up to the Center's grand opening and beyond, building and testing new models for events, reporting on what's new and sharing top tips on everything at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - from the best seat in the LEGO 4D Cinema to how to get the highest score on our LEGO-themed ride. 

How amazing does that sound? 


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How do you join?
 
January 11 to February 5, 2017 they are hosting a contest to find Creative Crew members! All interested children must build an original LEGO model and post a :30 video on Facebook or Twitter showing off their model and answering the question, "Why should you be in the Creative Crew?"  You must include #PhillyCreativeCrew in the Facebook or Twitter post to enter your video.



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Submissions will be evaluated based on the creativity and enthusiasm in the child's response, along with the imagination conveyed in the child's LEGO model. Points will also be given for social engagement, so share your post with family and friends to get likes or re-tweets on your video post!

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For More information go to http://bit.ly/2jEwaU6
  I can't wait to see your kids' creative videos!

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