Buck Denver Asks….Why Do We Call It Christmas? DVD review and GIVEAWAY!!

Buck Denver

Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus’ birthday?  More than you’d think! 
Join VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer along with intrepid newsman Buck Denver and all his friends on an amazing journey into the world’s most popular holiday! Sure, you know the Christmas story. But do you know the story of Christmas? Don’t miss the whimsical, educational, Christmical party to end all Christmas parties as BuckDenver Asks … Why Do We Call It Christmas?

The littles and I watched this over the weekend and I have to say this is one kids dvd that is truly entertaining for all ages. It was witty. There was historical education offered in a way that wasn’t boring and would make it memorable for everyone watching. It was a dvd I would want to share & lucky for us I am getting to give one away to one of you!


Just enter the rafflecopter giveaway below for your chance to win your own copy of Buck Denver asks…Why Do We Call It Christmas?  (giveaway ends 11:59pm 11/29/2014)

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Growing Up Social Book Review and Giveaway!

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It’s no surprise to anyone when I say we are a VERY social family, both online and offline. We LOVE our social media. Both our careers depend on it. All of our kids do a majority of their homework online, communicate with other and teachers online. On busy weeks, I even order and have our groceries delivered through an online delivery service. It seems we’ve become quite accustomed to our online life. In fact, our younger children have never known life to be any different.

While our kids may not have ever known a life before screen time, most parents have. Teaching our children proper social skills both online and offline is new parenting territory. Navigating between face time and face to face time can be confusing for kids( and even some adults!). Anybody else need a little help with knowing how to model and teach this?

Don’t misunderstand I am not a technology hater by any stretch of the imagination. I’m all for utilizing technology to help us be more efficient and I love how it allows us to stay connected, even across the world. I just realize how easy it is to allow ourselves,  as well as our kids, to engage in mindless screen time.  I was excited to have the opportunity to review the book “Growing Up Social” by authors Gary Chapman and Arelene Pellicane recently.  Gary Chapman is the author of another one of my all time favorite books The 5 Love Languages, so I knew this would be an excellent book.

Growing Up Social

In Growing Up Social, Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane give parents the necessary tools to access the screen time in your home and make positive changes…starting today. Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you discover how to make sure your home doesn’t suffer from an over dependence on screens. You’ll also 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

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 the way a parent can.

About the authors:

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Gary Chapman– author, speaker, and counselor—has a passion for people and for helping them form lasting relationships. He is the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages series and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. Gary travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit 5lovelanguages.com.

Arelene Pellicane

Arelene Pellicane– is a speaker and author of 31 Days to Becoming a Happy Wife and 31 Days to a Happy Husband. She has been featured on The Today Show, The 700 Club, and Family Life Today and formerly served as the associate producer for Turning Point Television with Dr. David Jeremiah. Arlene lives in Southern California with her husband, James, and their three children. Find out more at ArlenePellicane.com.

How many of you can relate??

Growing Up Social Book Giveaway!!

If this sounds like a book you would be interested in – today is your lucky day!! We are giving away a copy of “Growing Up Social” to one lucky reader enter below for your chance to win!

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“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Facebook Fan Appreciation $200 Giveaway

Target giftcard giveaway We’ve come together with a few other bloggers for a blogger sponsored giveaway for our Facebook Fans!

Happy Fall Y’all! I can hardly believe it’s here. Maybe its a pair of new boots for you or that round of pumpkin spice lattes with girlfriends that you’ve been looking forward to. Either way, we are giving away $200 to buy your fall wishlist item!!!  

There’s no Twitter handles to like, no Pinterest accounts to follow, and no voting for your favorite blog. In this giveaway you only have to like Facebook Pages!

Enter below on the Giveaway Tools form to win. Good luck!

One lucky winner will receive a $200 Target Gift Card or $200 Cash via PayPal.
Giveaway is open worldwide, void where prohibited. Excludes Quebec.
Must be 18+.
If the winner resides outside of the U.S., the winner will receive $200 USD via PayPal.
Only one entrant per household, per address.
Winner is subject to eligibility verification.
Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
Giveaway ends October 4th, 2014 at 11:59pm CST.

What will you buy if you win the $200 Fall Giveaway?


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Win Tickets to LEGO KidsFest Dallas, TX Aug 29-31

Do you have a LEGO® fanatic at your house? Our son, Sebastian, loves everything LEGO!! When we heard that LEGO KidsFest was coming to the Dallas Convention Center in Dallas, TX  Aug. 29 – 31, 2014, I knew we would definitely be going! We were so excited that US Family Guide provided tickets for our family to attend for sharing about LEGO KidsFest AND wanted to offer 2 tickets to one of YOU too!

The LEGO KidsFest is a HUGE touring LEGO expo. The Dallas event will be the 3rd event in Texas. Other shows in Austin and Houston have been sold out events! You will not want to miss this.

LEGO SpidermanLEGO KidsFest features dozens of new activities and popular favorites on the three-acre show floor. This year’s LEGO KidsFest visit to Dallas will include LEGO Chima, LEGO Friends Photo Booth, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Disney Princess, LEGO Super Heroes and LEGO Mindstorms. There will also be the LEGO Model Museum, the LEGO Master Builder Academy, Race Ramps, Creation Nation, Construction Zone, LEGO DUPLO, LEGO Retail store and LEGO KidsFest Marketplace, the Big Brick Pile, LEGO Ninjago and more.

LEGO KidsFest is a hands-on and features learning opportunities for kids of all-ages. This means your kids will be building, playing and just in awe of all the LEGO awesomeness. LEGO extravaganza features millions of LEGO bricks, not to mention lots of construction zones, dozens of life-sized LEGO models and displays, LEGO Friends, LEGO Chima, LEGO Star Wars, live LEGO Master Builders, and so much more!

Lego Princess Hands on

There is so much fun to be had at LEGO KidsFest that these events often sell out early so plan to buy your tickets online before the event. (Tickets are $20 for kids and $22 for adults.) Tickets are sold for specific times and sessions so be sure to buy early to ensure you get to visit during a session that is best for your family. For more information and to purchase tickets online click here.
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One of MY followers will win (2) tickets to for the opening night session on Friday, August 29,  2014   (4-8:30pm).  I encourage you to LIKE and Follow LEGOKidsFest on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram for all the latest ticketing updates as this event has been selling out in prior cities. Winner will be randomly chosen by USFG on Monday August 4.
(Must be 18 to enter, 1 entry allowed every day)
Click here to win tickets!
I’ll email the winner after the drawing held August 4th! ( Winner will receive tickets by email)
Good Luck everyone!!

**Flash GIVEAWAY!!** 4 Admissions to Studio Movie Grill Colleyville

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We are now almost half way through summer!! Temps are heating up here in Texas and whether you are looking for somewhere fun to take the kids ( still in the air conditioning) or you are ready to leave them all at home for a couples date night Studio Movie Grill Colleyville is the place to escape.  My family was provided passes recently to visit this new location and we were so impressed with the attentive staff and enjoyable atmosphere.

If you’ve never been to a Studio Movie Grill, count on making it an all out movie and meal event while you are here. Their food and drinks are delicious. One of our favorite dining specials is the $10 Endless 1-Topping Pizzas available Wednesdays & Sundays. On Thursdays they offer Free Kid’s Meal with any Adult Entree. You can check out all of their specials here. We will be visiting again this year during “Camp Mom” and I am really looking forward to a night off from cooking.

Studio Movie Grill Colleyville FLASH GIVEAWAY

Studio Movie Grill Colleyville wants you to come out and enjoy their location too! We have partnered to giveaway 4 Admissions  Studio Movie Grill Colleyville for one lucky winner!

*Not valid for reserved seats or online sales. 3D Experience Charge may apply. Not valid on films marked as no pass on the website. No cash value. Passes expire 7/31/14. 

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