Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Back to School in Style Sweepstakes!!

Welcome to the Back to School in Style Sweepstakes 

Mom Powered Media wants to show you how much education means to us and the future of our wee ones and are personally sponsoring a Target and American Eagle Gift Card! ​

Aloetree is a brand new organic children’s clothing line with a mission to give back to kids and raise funds to prevent child trafficking. This clothing line is not only gorgeous and perfect for any little one in your life but it has special characters that tell a special story of a different eco-system and unique and positive quality.

Rachel Florio-Urso is the Founder of Celebrity Baby Trends, a Television Producer, On-Air Personality, CEO of Rachel Florio PR and a Mother of six as well as a humanitarian that loves to give back. Rachel is an expert in the Parenting industry and knows what's hot for tots and their family. We {HEART} Celebrity Baby Trends and you will too! ​

Ibiley Uniforms & More celebrates the sense of community, education and progress through the development of refined dress codes for your organization! At Ibiley, you can find high quality, comfortable and easy to care uniforms, corporate wear, scrubs and more! Serving customers nationally make sure and check out their fantastic selection! ​

The Ultimate Green Store provides a collection of many of the finest environmentally friendly products for you, your home, office, kids and even your pets! The Ultimate Green Store carries products from many of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers of sustainable, natural, organic, recycled, eco-friendly goods- products that are made with your health and the health of our planet in mind. ​

Yala is about making simple, elegant clothes from the heart, for the planet. Living well is always in style. Proudly welcoming the dreamers, the believers and the seekers. Come stand with us. Facing the warm sunshine. True clothes you can live in. Elegant. Sustainable. Comfortable. It's that simple.

Forever 21 is the authority on fashion & the go-to retailer for the latest trends, must-have styles & the hottest deals. Shop dresses, tops, tees, leggings & more. Now also carrying plus sizes! ​

Tea Collection carries the best modern, designer children's clothing for babies, girls and boys in sizes newborn to age 12. Kids and baby clothes for little citizens of the world. Shop their worldly collections today. ​ Gymboree has been dressing children since 1986. The brand's fashionable clothing and accessories are designed and crafted to withstand rugged play while letting kids be kids in outfits they love to wear.

Gymboree currently operates more than 600 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as an online store at

This BTS event was organized by Mom Powered Media and special guest Conservamom. Stop by and say hello to our co-hosting bloggers: Monica's Rants, Raves & Reviews, My Mommy Brain, Finger Click Saver, Barbara's Beat, Memoirs of a Clueless Woman, A Medic's World and Iowa Mom.

Ten winners will receive one of the following $100 Gift Cards: Aloe Tree, AMEX, Ibiley, The Ultimate Green Store, Yala Designs, Forever 21, Gymboree, Target or American Eagle. 

I don't know a family who would not love to receive any one of those gift cards! Every little bit helps!!

Giveaway ends August 19 at 11:59pm, open to US and Canadian residents, ages 18+. Excludes Quebec. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below. Good luck!

Disclaimer: The participating bloggers were not compensated for this post. No purchase is necessary to enter. One entrant per household, per address. Void where prohibited by law. Winner(s) will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. The sponsor(s) will be responsible for product shipment to winner(s) of this sweepstakes. This event is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by, or associated with, Facebook and/or Twitter, Google, Pinterest. Contact if you have any additional questions or comments.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Mill Creek Entertainment 500 Giveaway!

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 For decades, horror films have frightened and delighted audiences by capturing their innermost fears and phobias and projecting them onto the silver screen. Honor your love of horror with this eerie array of cinematic scares, from the earliest silent films through the golden age of monster movies and beyond! Discover the darkest nights of fright and have a screaming good time with this collection of gruesome gold! 

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 The best classic crime films of the 30s, 40s and 50s are assembled together in this thrilling collection. From evil mob bosses to stealthy sleuths, this intriguing set is perfect for fans of film noir and detective mysteries.

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Monday, July 28, 2014

It's My 30th Wedding Anniversary Today

It is my honor and my privilege to say that today I have been married to my sweet husband for 30 years! Sometimes when I think back, it seems like it has been that long, and yet it seems like just a short time other days.

So many people today don't have marriages that last this long and I know I am blessed to be one who has had this 30 year journey with Rick. We have had our share of good days, bad days, really bad days, sickness, tragedy, and days that will be remembered and smiled about for as long as we both live.

Growing up I thought I knew exactly the kind of guy I wanted to marry. Actually when I was growing up just wanting to get married and have a family was not the thing to do. As a woman in the late 70's early 80's, I was expected to live for myself and think of my career possibilities, not marriage. But I didn't. I dreamed of the guy and the family to follow, and the home I would live in and build together with him.

It's been interesting to see how God took some dreams and gave me an amazing life with this husband of mine. What I thought I wanted is not what God knew I needed. I am so very thankful for that! If I had the guy I thought I should have way back when, I would have been miserable for the last 30 years with him, if we had even lasted that long.

One of my friends asked me recently if I had any regrets in my marriage. If I am to be totally honest I have to say yes, but not the kind of regrets you might think. I wouldn't want to change Rick into someone else. I wouldn't want to even change all the things that happened throughout the years, good or bad, those are the things that have formed and shaped the two of us into the people we are today. The regrets I have are not being the wife he deserves, the wife I was called to be by God. All too often I was overly selfish and self-centered. If most of you were honest with yourselves, you would probably say the same thing. So many decisions were made on my part to ease my discomfort and not to think of him or our family as well.

Despite some things I wish I had done differently, I can say that we have a very good marriage, not because of us, but because of what God has done through us and in us. The credit for our being together this long falls completely on God and our faith in Him. He is the center of our marriage, even when we forget it. He has blessed us abundantly and without Him we would not have lasted 30 years.

Our son Aaron sent me this message yesterday:
"Thanks for still being married. There are a lot of bad examples of not good marriage out there, so thanks for being a good one."
That was such a sweet thing to hear from him, but it's not because of us, it's because of Him who is in us, the same One who can do the same thing for any marriage!

So, it is my honor and my privilege to say that today I have been married 30 years to Rick Jones, and I am hoping the Lord gives us 30 more years together!