Friday, December 19

My Little 50s Rockers with #TheIdentical DVD Review & #Giveaway

My little 50's rockers!
My friends and I had the opportunity to attend the movie screening for The Identical and it was so good!  Definitely a family-friendly movie (it's got a PG rating) and it's got a great soundtrack filled with oldies--most of which remind one of Elvis--and it's finally coming out on DVD.  The movie takes place during that era and the main character does remind one a lot of The King.  It's a very heart-warming story.  I laughed, I cried, I truly enjoyed it.  It features the lovely Ashley Judd and the charming Seth Green.  And it's out on DVD January 13th!  Add it to your Amazon Wishlist in case you don't win the giveaway. ;)

About the Movie 
The Identical, starring Ray Liotta, Ashley Judd, Seth Green, and Blake Rayne is a redemptive movie about a young man, the son of a preacher, who rejects his father’s desire for him to join the ministry and instead embarks on a career as a rock singer. As he struggles to pursue his dream and rise to stardom, he finds love, pain, success, failure and ultimately uncovers a hidden family secret that reveals who he really us. The Identical is a captivating story about a family restored and a life discovered that lifts your soul and warms your heart.  The DVD contains over 85 minutes of bonus content including “Making The Identical,” Behind the Scenes, and Deleted Scenes. 

One of my readers will win the new Identical DVD.  Enter below by January 1st at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning via 

You Can Find The Identical On
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.

Wednesday, December 17

Rock 'N Learn Super Huge DVD Set! #Math&Science #Giveaway

Rock 'N Learn is a really awesome program!  They have so many DVDs and CDs in any subject you can think of.  We recently reviewed this super huge 10DVD Math and Science Collection--perfect for my 4th graders!   The set includes over 5 hours of educational entertainment (each DVD is 30+ minutes).  It includes every subject you see above.  The DVDs were the perfect supplements to everything we've been learning this school year: life science with butterflies, bugs, and frogs, for example.


In the past, we've also reviewed their Multiplication DVD, and Sight Words DVDs which were my kiddo's favorites... until these ones came along; they love the science DVDs!  Each of those includes 70 sight words for learning to read.  We ended up buying more of these DVDs from Educents b/c they're so great.  The songs are catchy, the storylines are interesting, and the characters are fun.  The movies are long enough (a little more than an hour) that you can get something done or just take a break while your kiddos learn.  Even if you're not homeschooling, Rock 'N Learn is a really good supplement for kiddos who are struggling in certain areas in school.  I really like the series! 

Stream It!
By the way, you can even rent Rock 'N Learn on Amazon here which is very convenient.  Remember that when you're having one of those days.  ;)

You can get 25% off with the coupon code JQ7711. Use it at

Enter below by December 29th at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning via  In the meantime have a blessed Christmas!

You Can Find Rock 'N Learn On

What Rock 'N Learn DVD from this set would your kiddo like best?

Special thanks to the wonderful people at Rock N Learn for providing us with this opportunity!

Tuesday, December 16

Easy & Delicious Crispy Chicken Parmesan! #FosterFarms #Giveaway

This makes a quick and easy Christmas-week dinner!  My family loved it.  We received a few bags of Foster Farms new 100% all natural Crispy Chicken Strips to try and they were marvelous.  I knew they'd make perfect Chicken Parmesan (one of my favorite dishes) and I was right.  Let me know if you decide to try it!  Five of my readers will win free product vouchers to do just that.  Just scroll down to the bottom of this post for the giveaway form.

Foster Farms Crispy Chicken Strips
Bertolli Tomato Sauce
Pasta of choice
8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
2. Prepare Foster Farms Crispy Chicken Strips according to package directions on a foil-lined baking pan.
3. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
4. When Crispy Chicken Strips are cooked, remove from oven and leave on same baking pan. 
5.  Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over each Chicken Strip and cover with ¼ cup of tomato sauce. Return to the oven and heat for 5-7 minutes or until cheese has melted.
6. Serve over prepared pasta.

Foster Farms chicken comes in a few other varieties, too, and makes a perfect Saturday or Sunday lunch, or mid-week meal when you feel to busy to actually cook.  They're crispy and cook quickly and are yummy!  You can get them at pretty much any chain supermarket--just look for the yellow bag.  Easy to spot!

Enter below by 12/23 at 11 pm anyone's time. I'll choose a winner on Christmas Eve. Have a wonderful week!

Sunday, December 14

Auntie Anne’s Pretzel & Cinnamon Roll Baking Mixes! #HolidayDeliciousness

The holidays are a time for keeping friends and family close and enjoying the aroma of fresh baked treats wafting from the kitchen. Mm!  We had so much fun baking pretzels and cinnamon rolls "from scratch"... if using Auntie Anne’s Pretzels & More Homemade Baking Mixes counts as scratch.  Of course, the kits made it super convenient--everything premeasured and included, even the yeast.  The kiddos love rolling the dough out and watching it rise.  We had a blast, and they were delicious!  

You can get the kits just about anywhere.  Today, we saw them at Joann Fabrics--where you can use one of those great 50% off coupons and get the kits for about $3.  Each kit also features different holiday recipes.  These would make a pretty great gift exchange idea (I think I might get one of the baking mixes for my upcoming White Elephant Gift Exchange).  Walmart, Michael’s, and several regional grocery chains. Similarly, the Cinnabon Baking Mix makes eight cinnamon rolls, along with other delectable treats made with the same irresistible ingredients, such as monkey bread, cupcakes or even ham and cheese pinwheels. Let me know if you decide to check them out! 


Special thanks to the wonderful people at Auntie Anne's for providing us with these products to review!

Friday, December 12

What's in the Bible? Series #FamilyChristianGC #Giveaway

Ruth and Boaz Fall In Love... awe!
♪ ♫ Do you know what's in the bible? Do you know if it's reliable? ♪ ♫ I was singing as I typed that--a catchy tune from this video series that really gets stuck in your head and makes ya want to watch it!  I love these movies--my kiddos and I have seen 4 of them--and we were excited to see a new one.  #4 is about the books of Judges and Ruth.  The videos feature a mix of puppets (who are hilarious and are voiced by Phil Vischer of Veggie Tale fame and his buddies) and cartoon stories.  The stories feature a lot of lesser known books in the bible which is awesome, and the lessons really stick with you... and with your kids, too.  These would make really great gifts for your kiddos or their friends, and they're on sale for about $9 at Family Christian until Dec. 24th.   

You can find this DVD at Family Christian Stores.  We've got a store in town and we had so much fun shopping there last week!  You can find the nearest location here, or shop them online.  They've got tons of stuff from bibles to toys and everything in between.  Check them out!  And check out the fun video clip below. 


You can find Family Christian On

One of my readers will win a $10 gift certificate to spend on What's in the Bible? or anything else of your choice at Family Christian Stores.  Enter below by December 18th at 11 pm anyone's time.  I'll choose a winner the next morning via 

Thanks to the wonderful people at Family Christian for providing me with this DVD for review.