Friday, November 21, 2014

2014 Holiday Gift Guide

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Looking for some help with holiday shopping? 
Take a look at my gift guide which can help you find just the right thing for almost everyone on your list. 
I have included stocking stuffer ideas, too!
May your days be merry and bright!
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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Buck Denver Asks... Why Do We Call It Christmas? (With #Giveaway)

Buck Denver Why Do We Call it Christmas
Buck Denver Asks... Why Do We Call It Christmas? 
  • Part of the "What's in the Bible?" DVD Series
  • An Animated Movie About Christmas
  • Produced by Phil Visher (VeggieTales)
  • Single Disc - English Language - Rated G - 60 Minutes
  • Created by Jellyfish Labs Studio
  • Release Date: October 18, 2011
  • Available From the Website and Many Retail Locations
  • Suggested Price $14.99 (Currently $9.99 through 12/18/14)
  • Visit the What's in the Bible? Website:  whatsinthebible.com
  • The What's in the Bible? Series is on Facebook and Twitter
  • What's in the Bible? Also has a Google Plus and a Pinterest Account 
I can't believe that it is already mid November!  Soon it will be Advent and we will be getting ready for Christmas.  If you are a Christian family with grade school children you might want to pick up a copy of this DVD.

The Buck Denver What's in the Bible? series of DVDs was created to teach children about the Bible and Christianity.  This one focuses specifically on Christmas.  Through puppetry, music, and fun kids will learn about some of the traditions we associate with this holiday and how we can correlate them to the birth of Jesus.

Watch this trailer to get an idea of what a fun presentation it is.


The program covers questions like:
  • Where do we get the word Christmas?
  • When was Jesus born?
  • What do Christmas trees have to do with Jesus?
  • Who is St. Nicholas?
  • What is Hanukkah?
  • Who is Emmanuel?
This a great way to teach younger children because it delivers information by way of lovable and fun characters and songs.  Parents might find that they learn a thing or two themselves!

The website has a special sale price now through mid December, so it is a great time to pick up a copy and maybe a few extras to give as gifts.

I also have a copy of the DVD to give away.  You may use the form below to submit giveaway entries.  Open to US residents and only one prize will be awarded per household - so please feel free to enter giveaways for the DVD on other blogs, but you may only claim one copy.
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Good Luck!

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.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

#OldFactory Soy Candles Come in a Variety of Scents (Review and Giveaway)

Old Factory Candles
Old Factory Natural Soy Candles
  • Natural Soy Wax Candles With Self-Trimming Cotton Wicks
  • Scented With Pure Fragrance Oils
  • Made in the United States 
  • Comes With a Money Back Guarantee
  • Sold in Themed Sets Containing Three Candles
  • Two Ounce Candles Burn for Approximately 20 Hours
  • Simple Label Designs Blend Into Any Decor
  • Available for Purchase Through Amazon (Click Here to Shop)
  • Each three Pack is Currently Priced at $25 and They are Prime Items
  • Choose From Twelve Scent Combinations
  • Makes a Great Present, and Gift Wrapping is Available
I have teenage boys and two cats.  To help keep my home just a little bit feminine I like to burn scented candles.  They smells make me smile and they keep the house smelling nice.

My favorite candles are made from soy wax.  A well made soy candle burns cleaner and longer than traditional wax. With soy, my favorite scents last for hours and the delivery is smoother and richer.

Old Factory Candles come in  nicely packaged trios.  There are a dozen scent combinations to choose from, and I chose the Happy Holidays collection.

When I opened the carton the three jars were nestled neatly in place.  There was also a card announcing which candles were included - in my case there were Christmas Tree, Candy Cane, and Gingerbread.  The card also gives a web address to check out if the buyer is interested in learning about aromatherapy.

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Once I had the candles out of their box I opened them up and spent some time enjoying the scents.  They were fantastic even before I lit them!  The Christmas tree scent is very realistic and if I didn't know it was a candle, I would expect to open my eyes and see a freshly cut tree.  the Candy Cane is bright and invigorating.  The clean peppermint scent is a great mood lifter!  The Gingerbread gives off a warm fresh baked aroma and it is very comforting.

Once the candles are lit they subtly scent an average sized room.  The smells are natural and pleasant,covering a good amount of area without being oppressive or overpowering.

The wax is not dyed - it is a natural off white color.  The jars are clear with simple wrappers.  The lids are simple black and they easily extinguish the candle when I screw them back into place.  This combination makes it easy to place them in any room with almost any decor.

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In addition to this Happy Holidays set that includes Christmas Tree, Candy Cane and Gingerbread candles there are many other varieties to choose from including these great trios, and a couple that were not G rated. (click over to Amazon to see them all in the drop down options box)
  • Winter Wonderland combines Hot Cocoa, Roasted Chestnut, andFirst Snow
  • Romance offers Rose Petals, Champagne, and Dark Chocolate
  • Fresh & Clean includes Lemongrass, Olive Blossom, and Fresh Linen
  • Spa Day delivers Cucumber, Lemongrass, and Green Tea
  • Vacation is a set of Sea Breeze, Hawaiian Lei, and Awapuhi
  • Coffee Shop matches Coffee Bean, Hazelnut, and Chai Tea
  • Man Cave candles are a trio of Straight Razor, Leather, and Mahogany
  • New Born Baby includes Baby Powder, Baby Shampoo, and First Blanket
The candles are small - only two ounces, but because they are soy they burn slowly and last a long time.  The one I have burned the most often has given me more than ten hours of burn time and there is about a third of the candle left.

These are a perfect pick up for if you would like some holiday cheer in your own home, or you may want to choose a scent trio for someone on your holiday shopping list.  You might even be lucky enough to win the combo of your own choosing in this easy to enter giveaway.  Just use the form below and if Rafflecopter picks your valid entry, you can decide which candles you would like.  Please note that the prize will be awarded as a gift code to use on the Amazon website, and the giveaway is open to US residents only.
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Good Luck!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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