Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Utter Nonsense: Family Edition Game ~ Fun for Everyone and Exclusively at Target!

Reviewed by D.T.

When you see the two gentlemen wearing no pants on the cards of Utter Nonsense: Family Edition, you already know that you're about to experience something unconventional. It is absolutely an amusing experience, to put it lightly. The rules are simple. Everyone gets a hand of seven phrase cards, and one person is the judge. The judge draws an accent card. The rest of the players must proceed to pick one of the cards from their hand to pronounce in that accent. The judge then picks a winner -- whomever they thought was the best, funniest, or simply the best combination of phrase and accent. That winner gets the accent card to show their points and becomes the new judge. The first to five points wins.

The phrases are not simple tidbits either. They may contain philosophical conundrums like "When you think about it, we're all under the weather," or strange twists on common phrases like "People who live in tiny houses shouldn't stow thrones." Often it is hard to keep from laughing just when reading the phrases alone. The accents cover several categories. There are national accents like British or Italian, famous figures like Santa Claus, animals, and the infamous Nonsense Judge's Choice where they pick their favorite from a category, like famous actors. The accents are also completely up for interpretation. One person may do their Italian accent as an American gangster-style Italian accent; one may do it as a Sicilian Chef; and another as a cartoony Italian accent. All mixed together, it does become rather ridiculous when you have to say "That's not a bald spot, it's my solar panel," like Elmo while trying not to laugh at the person who went before you!

The group with which I play party games loves this game, if not to prove their own capability in the field of accents, then to see others fumble with it. It is very hard to keep from laughing, and it is only harder to keep your accent going the more you hear others mess up. You may do a great John Wayne impression, but when the three people in front of you screw it up horribly, and their voices are ringing in your head, you will inevitably stumble over it as well. It is a fun, lighthearted, good time. The Family Edition, from my personal experience, is perfect for playing with your children. It is clean and includes several childhood characters that they may excel in mimicking.

Utter Nonsense: Family Edition is suitable for ages 8+
4-20 players
Sold Exclusively at Target. Retails for $24.99

Note from Susan: The reviewer enjoyed this game so much that he purchased Utter Nonsense: Naughty Edition, too!


Disclosure: A complimentary copy of this game was provided to facilitate this review, but all opinions are 100% those of the reviewer.


Friday, August 18, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (August 19-25, 2017)

As I write this, people are going crazy about the upcoming eclipse! At the library where I work, we've been getting calls all day from people asking, "Do you have eclipse glasses?" (Sorry, everyone's out of them!) So, while you're waiting for this great event (or relaxing after it's done), click on the links below and in my right sidebar to enter some giveaways! Check back daily to see what's been added. And if you're hosting a giveaway on your blog, feel free to include it in the linky. Don't forget to share this page with your friends on social media so they have a chance to win, too!







Enjoy a Tasty Return to School with Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread from Rigoni di Asiago!

It's back to school time, which means that I'm on a quest to find foods to pack in my kids' lunches that they will actually eat! That's why I'm so glad that I recently learned about Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread from Rigoni di Asiago. It is completely free of GMOs, preservatives, colors, additives, or artificial sweeteners, and it's dairy-free. It combines hazelnuts, fair trade cocoa and cocoa butter, natural vanilla extract, and raw cane sugar for a chocolate-hazelnut spread with an amazing flavor. And Nocciolata Dairy Free is made with environmentally responsible cold-pressed sunflower oil. It also contains far less sugar than other brands and is free from hydrogenated fats.

This all makes me happy, but what about my kids? They love it! Serve this super-smooth and creamy chocolate spread to your kids and they'll swear they're eating frosting, but it can be your little secret that it's not. We love to make sandwiches from it, but there are many other ways you can use Nocciolata Dairy Free Spread, such as served with fruit!

Here's a super simple gluten-free/dairy-free snack recipe for the kids to enjoy after school. It is sure to be a hit!


1. Spread Nocciolata Dairy Free (organic chocolate hazelnut spread) on apple slices
2. Sprinkle with your favorite healthy toppings such as chopped nuts, seeds, cocoa nibs, shredded coconut, dried cranberries and/or raisins
3. Freeze and enjoy later!

Rigoni di Asiago’s newest product, Nocciolata Dairy Free, has just won FOUR prestigious food awards:

· Delicious Living magazine’s Best Bite Awards: Best Spread
· Specialty Food Associations sofi™ Awards: Best New Product, Nut/Seed Butter Category
· Italian Food Awards USA 2017: Sweets & Confectionary Award
· Italian Food Awards USA 2017: Special Award for Sustainability


If you're on the search to make snacks and lunches that your kids will enjoy, I hope you'll pick up a jar of Nocciolata Dairy Free Organic Hazelnut & Cocoa Spread from Rigoni di Asiago. Your kids will thank you for it! Use this Store Locator to find a store near you or order online.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary product sample to facilitate my honest review.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ALTAR EGOS Arrives on DVD on September 5th ~ Enter to Win It!


ALTAR EGOS
DVD Release: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

About the Film
Desperate to see their church grow, Pastor John (Robert Amaya, MOM’S NIGHT OUT, COURAGEOUS) and wife Betsy (Erin Bethea, FIREPROOF) do the unthinkable and change their church Christmas pageant. Flabbergasted, elderly choir director Mary Margaret (Sallie Wanchisn) leads the choir to boycott. Facing termination, Pastor John resorts to disguising himself as an old man to bridge the generation gap, win over Mary, and lead the choir back to the church. When he discovers that the wounds run deeper than he first suspected, Pastor John must learn to love the unlovable or risk the ruin of his church and family. Also stars Victoria Jackson (SNL).

ALTAR EGOS will release on DVD nationwide on Tuesday, 9/5/17.

My Review 
This movie was great because it reflected what truly goes on in many churches: trying to please everyone, people resisting change, difficulties in growing the congregation, and more. In this case, the younger pastor wanted to introduce some changes in the church to try to bring in more families and young people while the older people of the church wanted things to stay the same. Pastor John's attempts to get more information from the older generation by disguising himself as one of them probably wouldn't happen in a real church, but it was certainly humorous and a fun way to look at a realistic situation. Pastor John also dragged his teenage son into his deceit, which caused further problems when the son wanted to date a certain girl but wasn't free to do so because of his charade. Altar Egos is good, clean fun and a great movie for the entire family. It may also serve to open conversations in churches about change and bringing different generations together.

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Visit the official film site: www.altaregosmovie.com
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GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive a DVD copy of Altar Egos! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on August 29, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this film to facilitate my honest review. All opinions are 100% my own.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Super Saturday Giveaway Linky (August 12-18, 2017)

Welcome to this week's Super Saturday Giveaway Linky! My kids head back to school this week, and I have to admit that I'm not looking forward to the nightly homework marathons or trying to get my teenagers to turn out the lights at a decent hour! So, I'm going to cry over the passing of summer and console myself with the thought of winning some prizes! I hope you'll join me in entering some giveaways. Come back daily to see what's been added to the linky below and my right sidebar. And if you're hosting a great giveaway on your blog or website, feel free to share it with us in the linky. Finally, please share this page with all your friends and fans on social media.







National Geographic Kids Books Make Birthday Gift Giving a Snap! (Birthday Gift Essentials Giveaway ~ $84 Value)

Birthdays are super fun but trying to figure out the perfect gift for your son or daughter or their friends can be an expensive and time-consuming guessing game. National Geographic Kids Books has several new titles that make gift giving a snap. These gift-worthy books will open their minds and hold their interest much more effectively than the latest gadget:

100 Things to Be When You Grow Up (ages 8-12, $9.99) - No better time to think about all the possibilities the future holds than a birthday! From beekeeper to ice-cream taster, forensic psychologist to Hollywood animal trainer, conservation biologist to Chief Happiness Officer, this book features 100 of the coolest, wackiest and most amazing jobs out there (greeting card maker?? Yes, you can!). Hands-on projects, advice from National Geographic explorers, interviews with experts, weird-but-true facts and tips for aligning your interests and personality to your job and more, this new book in the popular "100 Things" series is a great way to get kids thinking creatively about what their exciting future has in store for them. Buy here.

Cat Tales: True Stories of Kindness and Companionship with Kitties (ages 9+, $12.99) features cats from around the world, each one with an amazing story to tell about their compassion, ingenuity and bravery. “Ask an Expert” sections throughout the book offer insight into understanding the curious world of cat behavior, ways to keep your favorite feline happy both mentally and physically and even the trick to taking great cat photos (because the internet does not have nearly enough!:)). And are you curious as to why we love those cute cat videos? Page 57 explains the science behind the obsession. Buy here.

Ultimate Space Atlas (ages 8-12, $12.99) — Attention Space Lovers! Blast into space to explore our solar system and beyond. This out-of-this-world atlas takes readers through maps of the solar system, the Milky Way, and deep space, giving them a close look at and locations of planets, supernovas, and other universes. Sky maps will help kids spot these objects in the night sky and maps of planets and our solar system give the kind of incredible detail that National Geographic is known for. It's the perfect book for space fans and budding astronauts. Buy here.

Chomp! (ages 7-10, $12.99) - National Geographic Explorer and snake wrangler Dr. Brady Barr has been bitten by a lot of creatures over the years. So this book is born from first hand -- er, tooth -- experience of getting close to some of the biggest biters in the animal kingdom. It turns out that there's a lot more to biting than meets the eye. Physical features and the how (and when and why) an animal bites reveals much about the animal itself. Chomp! highlights an array of awesome creatures with a diversity of chomp styles -- from shredders and slicers to grippers and gulpers. Then it shows how tooth type, bite force, jaw shape, and food source all come to together to make each an incredible member of the animal bite force! Buy here.

Awesome 8 Extreme (ages 8-12, $12.99) — Got a kiddo in mind that always wants to know the who/what/where of the coolest things on the planet? Check out the Top 8 lists in the latest Awesome 8! This lively book features 50 different topics with dazzling photo, such as the 8 most awesome Monster Fish, Dressed Up Dogs, Supersize Sculptures, Rad Replicas, Coolest Pools, Serious Stadium Snacks, Thrilling Theaters, Dazzling but Deadly, Hair Through History, Volcanoes We Lava, and so much more. It's so graphically engrossing, you truly have to see it to believe it! Buy here.

And, not only does Nat Geo have books for giving — they have a new book that is PERFECT for the birthday boy or girl to use to show their gratitude for al the presents they received:

National Geographic Kids Thank You Cards (ages 6-9, $9.99) — Pay it forward with this big book of gratitude, filled with 30 cool pull-out thank you postcards and fun themed content. Adorable animal photos paired with heartfelt and funny captions show how much we have to be grateful for in our wondrous world. Each card leaves plenty of room for kids to craft their own messages to show friends and family how much they care. Content includes tips and tricks for writing sincere, well-crafted, and properly formatted thank you notes, as well as more cute creature pictures to spread that warm, fuzzy feeling far and wide. Buy here.

As for our family, it was absolutely impossible to pick a favorite from among the books shown above. All of them are filled with eye-catching and amazing photographs and fun facts. My kids loved reading through them and will enjoy them throughout the year. And we'll definitely be using those thank you cards when my twins' birthday arrives. What a fun and easy way to ensure that my boys show good manners and thank their friends and family for their gifts. I hope you'll pick up some or all of these books for all the kids in your life.

Follow National Geographic Kids on the following sites:
National Geographic Kids website: http://kids.nationalgeographic.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/nationalgeographickids/
Twitter - @NGKidsBks

GIVEAWAY


On behalf of National Geographic Children’s Books, I am pleased to offer this Birthday Gift Essentials Giveaway, which is comprised of everything you need for the next b-day party: all 6 books listed above, assorted gift bags and tissue paper, as well as a sheet of postcard stamps to mail the postcards from the Thank You Cards book (ARV $84). Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to US residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on Friday, August 25, 2017.

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Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on sales made through my link.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Oh My Gravy! Weruva BFF OMG! "People Food for Cats" ~ Plus, Does Your Cat Have One of the Big 3 Cat Concerns?


We celebrated International Cat Day this week, and Happy Healthy Cat Month is coming up soon in September, so now is the perfect time to address the "cat in the room" -- your feline friend's diet. I'll be the first to admit my own cats' diet isn't purr-fect. My Bella can be a picky eater and sometimes doesn't even come when I call her for dinner. Her brother Jack, on the other hand, would eat 24 hours a day if I'd let him, which explains why he's about 3x the size of Bella. I know, however, that Jack and Bella are just experiencing one of the three most common cat concerns: picky eating, weight gain, and urinary tract issues.

I learned about the Big 3 by partnering with Weruva -- a luxurious, natural pet food dubbed "people food for cats," which is launching a full line of gluten, grain, and carrageenan-free cat food in honor of International Cat Day. It's called B.F.F. OMG! (that stands for Best Feline Friend, Oh My Gravy), and it's all about preventing these Big 3 Cat Concerns.

If your cat has any of these, you might want to consider changing their diet:

- Is your cat picky? Picky eating is usually a problem with texture, since cats are carnivores whose tongues and teeth are perfectly evolved for meat-eating. It's easy to see why a cat might dislike something without real shreds of meat -- would you eat a steak with the texture of tapioca? Weruva's food features these shreds of real meat right off the bone, which is why my Bella truly took to it like a duck to water (or a cat to gravy)! I've never seen her eat so much in one sitting as she did with this food. She totally got into the gravy, as you can see below!

She's licking her lips!

- Got a fat cat? The problem is in the kibble. It's filled with unnecessary carbs, which are almost impossible for cats to process (they don't produce amylase, an enzyme which helps humans digest their food). (Now I know why my Jack is so chubby!) Weruva’s B.F.F. OMG! has no kibble to worry about because it’s 100% real meats in their true form.

- UT-why? Urinary tract issues often stem from dehydration -- even if you're giving your cat plenty of water. In the wild, cats stay hydrated through the food they eat instead of what they drink. Cats are used to "eating" their water -- but most wet foods don't have nearly enough hydration to keep them satisfied. All of the products in Weruva's B.F.F. OMG! line are over 85% hydration, which satisfies my cat's hydration needs.

I love Weruva products because they are considered "people food for pets." The new line of B.F.F. OMG! cans and pouches feature land proteins like boneless and skinless white chicken breast, salmon, beef, duck, lamb and more. All recipes are grain, gluten, and carrageenan free. And if you are a BPA-free home, check out the pouches because they are are BPA-free. Best of all, my kitties LOVE it! (See Jack chowing down below.)

This really does look like people food!
Health isn't just for humans, and I'm glad I took the time to learn how to feed my BFF properly. Even better, in the process, I found my cats' new favorite food. I was totally surprised to find that Bella especially likes Weruva's Chicken and Pumpkin Dinner in Gravy -- who knew that cats would eat pumpkin?!  You can explore the whole B.F.F. OMG! lineup at www.weruva.com, and find a flavor your cat will paw-sitively adore, at Chewy.com


Has your cat experienced one of the Big 3 Cat Concerns? Share your experience in the comments!



Disclosure: I received complimentary product samples to facilitate my honest review.

Back-to-School Deal: Get 50% Off Amazon Prime for College Students

Our family LOVES Amazon Prime because we get fast, FREE Shipping on over 50 million items, and can stream thousands of TV shows and movies. But did you know that college students are even luckier? They get exclusive college deals with Prime Student. And right now, they can enjoy a 6-month trial courtesy of Sprint. After their trial, your membership will upgrade to Amazon Prime for 50% off! They can cancel anytime. College students have a lot of expenses, but not a lot of money. Encourage them to sign up for this offer today!




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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Introducing "Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure," Plus an Exclusive Interview with Series Creator Annie Parnell!

When I was a child, I absolutely loved a series of books created by Betty MacDonald about a colorful character named Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle. The original five books in the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle series were published between 1974 and 2007 and sold millions of copies worldwide. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle lived in an upside-down house in a neighborhood filled with children. Although she had no children of her own, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle helped parents cure their kids of bad habits thanks to a chest full of magical cures left to her by her husband, Mr. Piggle-Wiggle, who was a pirate.

I always found such humor in the name of the cures and Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's methods of conducting them. For example, the Won't-Pick-Up-Toys Cure helped a messy boy by allowing him to have his way and continue leaving his toys scattered about his room. Eventually, his room became so cluttered that he was trapped inside! Needless to say, the boy soon saw the wisdom in keeping his room neat. The cure I remember most vividly was the Won't-Take-a-Bath Cure. Naturally, it was administered to a child who refused to bathe. Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle advised the parents to let their daughter get as dirty as she pleased, and when she had a good layer of dirt on her skin, they planted radish seeds in the dirt while she slept! Once the girl started sprouting radish plants, she finally decided that a daily bath might be a good idea after all.

Because of my love for Betty MacDonald's books, I was thrilled to hear that her great-granddaughter, Annie Parnell, has joined forces with New York Times bestselling children's author Ann M. Martin (The Baby-Sitter's Club series) to create a modern-day version of the original series. In this new series, young Missy Piggle-Wiggle steps into her great-aunt Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's enchanted shoes to help cure the neighborhood kids of their bad habits. Last year, they published the hugely popular Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure, and this September, they are releasing a new book in the series: Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure. I received an Advance Reader's Edition of the book, and I found it to be just as enjoyable as the original series. Fortunately, Missy Piggle-Wiggle inherited her great-aunt's wonderful wisdom and way with children, and continues to help them overcome bad habits through cures with names like The Smarty-Pants Cure, The Whiny-Whiners Cure, The Woe-Is-Me Cure and, of course, The Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure. Also in this book, Missy has the job of trying to renovate the upside-down house after a storm causes some major damage!

Growing up, Annie Parnell never imagined she would one day become a writer -- that job had already been taken by her great-grandmother, Betty MacDonald. But in my exclusive interview below, you'll learn more about how she ultimately decided that her great-grandmother's genius needed to be passed on to new generations of kids and their parents. In addition to creating this series, Parnell is a wife, mother to Will and Elsie, and an avid photographer.

My Interview with Annie Parnell!

I absolutely loved the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books as a child. I was always amazed by the clever solutions that author Betty MacDonald came up with to cure children’s bad habits, like planting seeds in the dirt that had accumulated on a child’s skin who refused to bathe! Where do you get your ideas for clever cures in your new series?

First of all, I need to tell you how much I enjoy hearing from people who loved the original series as a child. Betty being my great-grandmother isn’t exactly something I bring up in everyday conversation, but on the occasion it does come up, I am almost always greeted by the most delightful reactions. So many people loved these books, and I can’t tell you how pleased I am to be a part of bringing this world to an entirely new generation of children.

Being a mom of school-aged kids, there is never a shortage of material to choose from. Whether it’s my own children or a friend’s, I frequently find myself jotting down their little nuisance behaviors and then crafting “cures” for them. I share those cures with Ann M. Martin as she starts ramping up into the outline process, and she uses the ones she connects with and always has some of her own to add as well.

Did you read your great-grandmother’s Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books as a child? What is your favorite Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle story?

My mom read all the stories to me as a child, a few in particular (whether it was because she was trying to get a message across or because I loved them so much) got lots and lots of retellings. The Won’t-Pick-Up-Toys Cure was an absolute favorite for both of us -- Hubert Prentiss and I had a real bond of slovenliness, and sure enough, getting sick of my own mess was ultimately the best cure.

How did you come up with the idea for this new series and team up with co-author Ann M. Martin to write these books?

Before my son was born, I worked in television for the better part of a decade. I always thought the original series would make a great animated TV series, but there were some structural hiccups in the storytelling that made it difficult to translate. However, once I had my own children, I started to see how important this series was to parents as well as kids, and I also saw a way in which the stories could be re-crafted to make them more translatable to the screen. After talking to a lot of very smart people, and getting the blessing of my family, I decided to do a new series of books. There were enough changes being made to the world (modernizing it, setting more of it in the Upside Down House, etc) that I didn’t want to re-invent Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle, because she’s perfect just the way she is. So I decided on a younger version of her via her great-niece. I crafted up a proposal which Jean Feiwel read and ultimately pitched bringing Ann in to write. From there, the details of who Missy is and how she interacts with the world went through a number of iterations, but I’m really really happy with where we ended up. I think she embodies all that was great about Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, but gives us the leeway to stretch our storytelling legs and dig a little more deeply into this great world.

You’re a mother of two. Have you tried any of Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle’s or Missy Piggle-Wiggle’s cures on your children? (Or did your mother try them on you?) What was the result?

In a way, yes. I’m not planting radish seeds on my kids when they sleep, but I do feel that humor and compassion are just as important as consequences and follow-through when it comes to eliciting a change in our kids' behavior. So much of what makes both Missy and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle great at what they do is that they never treat the children as though they are bad or defective. They understand that kids are going to get in trouble, and that it is our job to help them be better, not to make them feel bad about it. Kids test boundaries and seek attention (positive or negative), and the more we, as parents, can empathize with them while still demanding the very best from them, the more effective we can be.

My kids understand that things like screen time are a luxury that is earned, not a given, and the more responsible they are (their rooms are clean, beds made, homework done, etc), the more flexible I am with their rewards. However, from time to time, too much screen time makes them cranky and rude, so every now and then we will take screen breaks (sometimes for days, sometimes for weeks). I’m not going to tell you they’re happy about it, but at this point they’ve been through it enough times to know they’ll survive it. The first day or so, they are bored and oh so very pitiful, but I happily offer up some super helpful things they can do around the house to cure their boredom (aka chores), and magically they manage to find activities to entertain themselves, and, more importantly, they often look to each other to cure their boredom. Typically, after a week, they are downright pleasant to each other, and we have a nice talk about what was good about the break and how we can continue that into our re-screened lives.

I always loved that Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle allowed kids to learn from their mistakes rather than through strict discipline. It seems like parents can learn a lot from Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and her niece, Missy. Would you agree?

One. Hundred. Percent.

When I talk about how important this series is to parents as well as kids, much of that statement is rooted in just how much great parenting advice can be found in these cures. Betty was so far ahead of her time, preaching much of what is found in the very best parenting books of today. Things like natural consequences and positive discipline can be found throughout the Piggle-Wiggle universe. There is absolutely a time and place for strict discipline, but I personally feel that it is used all together too often, and ultimately that overuse dulls its effectiveness, demanding steeper and steeper consequences. Kids are smart and want to please their parents, but they are also in a constant search for boundaries and self-awareness, which are ever changing as they grow older. My goal with my kids is not to make them obedient rule followers, but rather to make them kids who want to understand the rules and why they are important (and even sometimes when they are not so important). A big part of that is understanding rewards and consequences, and including them in their decision-making processes. I think these books can be a fun and effective avenue for beginning a dialogue with our kids about building these essential life skills.

From Susan: A big thank-you to Annie Parnell for this wonderful interview, and for bringing so much joy to a new generation of kids and parents with her Missy Piggle-Wiggle books! I hope you'll pick up a copy of Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Won't-Walk-the-Dog Cure to read with your family!





Disclosure: I received a complimentary Advance Reader's Edition of this book to facilitate my honest review. This post contains my Amazon affiliate link, and I will receive a small commission on purchases made through my link.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

"All Saints" Arrives in Theaters on August 25th! Celebrate with This Giveaway for 2 Fandango Ticket Codes to See the Movie!

ALL SAINTS
Theatrical Release: 8/25/17
Rated PG

I'm so pleased to announce that All Saints, starring John Corbett, is arriving in theaters on August 25th! I haven't seen this movie yet, but I'm really looking forward to it because it has such an inspirational message, it's based on a true story, and I can watch it with my family! After watching the videos below, I can see that it tackles a lot of themes: faith, family, acceptance, etc. Read on to learn more about the movie and find out how you can enter to win two Fandango ticket codes to see All Saints at the theater!

About the movie:
ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

Watch the Trailer!


Behind the Scenes Videos: (click on the titles below to watch on YouTube)
The Heart of the Movie
All Saints: John Corbett Decisions
The Pastors of All Saints
The Miracles of All Saints

Here's a great article about John Corbett in Guideposts magazine!

Enjoy These Scenes from the Movie!



Visit the official film site (www.allsaintsmovie.com/) where you may buy tickets, access video, photos, downloads, news, theaters and more!

GIVEAWAY

One lucky winner will receive two (2) Fandango ticket codes to see All Saints at a participating movie theater! Enter through the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends at 11:59 PM ET on August 18, 2017. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller/FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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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.