Monday, November 24, 2014

Giveaway Winners Announced!


Check it Out!  I have a few winners to announce!  The Manic Drive CD Giveaway and the Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Movie Gift Pack Giveaway winners have been drawn.  


Manic Drive Giveaway Winner is...

*Joan Kubes


Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas Movie Gift Pack Giveaway Winner is...

*Paige


Congratulations!



Winners have been notified via email and have 48 hours to respond or forfeit prize and another winner will be drawn,

















Thursday, November 20, 2014

#TBCCrafters Craft Hop - "I am Thankful" Placemats


Check it Out! My Thankful Placemat craft is being featured on The Brand Connection site!  Head on over HERE to check it out!  I am so excited for the Holidays and having all my family at one table again.  Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!


Why I LOVE @Influenster & Why you need the @InfluensterApp!

*I received products and info as well as a chance to win for purposes of this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.




Check it Out!  I have been a member of the Influenster nation since October 2011 and I wanna share with you why I still love it to this day!  Actually, why I love it more! 

If you didn't already know about Influenster, it is not only a product testing site, but a place to share and get information on products and brands.  Once you become part of Influenster you can get and leave reviews, questions and answers on tons of products in the Hub. Using your influence you can unlock a variety of badges which leads to rewards, like a VoxBox! VoxBoxes are themed packages that are sent to qualified members and include products for you to test. These are products from top brands in beauty, health, snack, beverage, grooming and lifestyle. What is really great is these are typically full size products!  And there are more and more VoxBoxes going out these days!  I love how many chances you have to get one of these awesome surprises!

Here is a sampling of some of the VoxBoxes I have received.


You can check out all of my voxbox posts when you GO HERE.

At Influenster you can also attend interactive Twitter chats with celebrities and experts that are in the know.  There are an amazing amount of fun contests where members can win and earn some great stuff!  And you also get special discounts on featured brands, services and so much more!
And we can not forget about the Influenster App!  It puts the entire Influenster Nation right in the palm of your hands.  It is awesome for getting brand challenges done.  I love completing them and waiting to see if I am a brand challenge winner, because of course you get even more great stuff!
Head on over to Influenster and check it out for yourself!





Book Review & #Giveaway: Growing Up Social by Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane

*I received the product in this post for purposes of review.  All opinions expressed are my own.



Growing Up Social
by Gary Chapman & Arlene Pellicane 

About the Book:

"Is technology bringing your family closer together or driving you farther apart?

Children today are no longer playing hide-and-seek outside or curling up with a good book—instead they’ve been introduced to a world of constant digital entertainment through television, video games, and mobile devices. And while technology has the potential to add value to our lives and families, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child’s emotional and social development.

In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the necessary tools to make positive changes…starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you’ll discover how to take back your home from an over dependence on screens. Plus, you’ll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every healthy child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.

•Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world
•Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time
•Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference
•Discover what’s working for families that have become screen savvy
•Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done

Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships—only you can."



My Review:
In a world where technology rules, it can be difficult to balance that time our kids spend with their devices and the time they spend without them. As a mother of 3 teeneagers, I am all to familiar with this dilemma.  I am relieved that my kids didn't grow up with so much available technology, and didn't get started with the "social" side of it until the last few years.
The book Growing Up Social is full of stories, examples and ideas on how to balance tech time with your family.  No not just the kids, you the parent as well.  This book talks about 5 healthy A+ Skills that children should master:  affection, anger management, apology, attention and appreciation.  It also addresses parental authority, security and the single parent and screen time.
I think this book would be a great read for every new parent.  It is starting earlier and earlier these days and I see babies with iPads and cell phones to keep them busy.  Having the information within this book would be invaluable for the future.  There is an awesome group discussion section in the back with questions to get the conversations started.  Great for youth groups or homeschool families.
There is also a great quiz that will let you know if your child has too much screen time.

You can get more information on Growing Up Social on their Official Websitehttp://www.5lovelanguages.com/growingupsocial And check out the Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-ANoYvKA1k.

The Giveaway

Thanks to FlyBy Promotions I get to give one lucky Check it Out! with Dawn reader their very own copy of Growing Up Social.  Just enter via the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to win.






Friday, November 14, 2014

LG OLED is a great family gift from @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy


*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



Check it Out!  I am a loyal Best Buy shopper.  That is one reason I love being a Best Buy Wolf Blogger! Getting to share the great products, the expert services and the amazing prices is so much fun!  And when the holidays roll around and it is time to start shopping for my kids, Best Buy is always at the top of my store list. 
This year if you are shopping for the person who is passionate about home theater technology, Best Buy has what you are looking for.  LG OLED TV The Ultimate Display.


Stop on by and discover the LGOLEDatBestbuy.com!  You can save $500 with Best Buy's everyday price of $3499.99.
This stunningly designed TV is a mere 0.21" thick at its thinnest point!  But the picture quaility is amazing and delivers a greater sense of realism and depth.  This Ultimate Display TV has enhanced color range and accuracy along with the intuitive webOS Smart TV interface so you can find the content you want faster.



The LG OLED TV is unlike any technology you have ever seen! It delivers an unbelievable picture quality with stunning contrast.  With it's uniquely designed curved screen and LG's exclusive 4 color pixel technology, this TV will deliver a more lifelike viewing experience.
Check out all the info on this amazing product at LGOLEDatBestbuy.com.  I sure wish I could find this bad boy in my living room Christmas morning!


Product info:  LG  55EC9300 SKU# 7846019 – OLED TV

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Check out the #ModaVoxBox via @Influenster

*I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.  All opinions expressed are my own.


Check it Out! I recently got a new Influenster VoxBox!  This one is the Moda VoxBox and is full of some great products!  Here is a run down of what was in it.
  • Puffs Soft Pack
  • Resource Spring Water
  • Jergen's Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer
  • Swiss Miss Simply Cocoa
  • Hair Food Moisture Hair Mask
  • Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lip Liner
  • Rimmel London Moisture Renew Lipstick
  • Rimmel London Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves Mascara 
I absolutely love this box! It is so full of products that I have never tried before.  I love trying new things!  Stay tuned for some individual reviews of these products coming up in the near future!


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