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Apply for HOLIDAY TWEET FEST in OCTOBER and November!

Did you know that there’s a quick and easy way to get your product in front of tens of thousands of possible new customers this holiday season? Imagine a Holiday Gift Guide of endless Tweets and Giveaway Fun! Thousands of followers on Twitter follow my tweets everyday @choosingtolive and with our strategic approach to introducing new products, sharing reviews, and announcing fun giveaways in an exciting and creative way this holiday season, you’d be doing yourself a favor to get on the awesome line up for our first annual HOLIDAY TWEET FEST!

Hurry! This fabulous launch of tantalizing tweets will be going live on October 1st through November 31st sharing high quality products, tasty treats and freebies, irresistible giveaways to enter, and a LIVE Twitter Party showcasing some of the exciting giveaways and special discounts available just for my readers! Have something cool in mind to include in our HOLIDAY TWEET FEST event? Contact Rebecca at love2encourageyou@yahoo.com today and lets get your idea in motion!

Love2EncourageYou is currently accepting applications for inclusion in our HOLIDAY TWEET FEST for any family friendly products or services from companies around the globe. Prices are listed below:

$5 Paypal: GIVEAWAYS or DISCOUNT TWEETS – one tweet sharing a giveaway item or discount of 15% or more to your product or service. MUST include #Ad in character count. (Bloggers are welcome to submit tweets to their holiday gift guides!)

$10 Paypal: YOUR CHOICE – one tweet with optional image and link sharing your wording about your product of choice

$25 Paypal: TWITTER PARTY mention – two tweets of your choice for inclusion in Twitter Party to be held on Friday, November 17th from 9pm to 10pm EST and inclusion in our list of participating sponsors in a follow-up article to be posted on Love2EncourageYou blog and tweeted the next day.

$50 Paypal + $10 Gift Card: TWITTER PARTY SPONSOR4 tweets about your company, product, or giveaway and 1 main tweet included as a mandatory RETWEET by followers entering to win the flash giveaway prizes for the end of Twitter Party. Your company will also receive inclusion at the TOP of our list of participating sponsors in a follow-up article to be posted on Love2EncourageYou blog and tweeted the next day.

$50 Paypal + Review Item: VIDEO REVIEW – YouTube, Blog Post & 2 TWEETS – Your family friendly toy/game/tech or other review item will be video reviewed on a date in October to be shared on YouTube and inserted in a Blog Post and then shared in 2 TWEETS on Twitter. Add 2 shares on Facebook and 1 on Instagram for an additional $15. (You are responsible for shipping a full size item to review which is mine to keep and cannot be returned along with payment through Paypal for options you choose: $50 or $65. Payment required in full in advance of review. All items received will be reviewed and posted during the months of October and November. Items arriving before the Twitter Party on October 20 will be posted immediately. Most items must allow up to 1 week for review.)

How to Apply for Holiday Tweet Fest: Send your interest email to Rebecca at love2encourageyou@yahoo.com and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Thank you in advance for your support of Love2EncourageYou. 10% of all proceeds will be going to help various local charities.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is reaching out to help needy families and other local charities this holiday season. Therefore 10% of all proceeds from the sales at Holiday Tweet Fest will be used to purchase items to be a blessing to these families and charities.  Your advertising purchase is appreciated.  Any review items received by Love2EncourageYou are only accepted if they are family friendly and if they match the interests and needs of my family and audience here at Love2EncourageYou. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own. However, I believe everything I share has value in the eyes of my readers. Be safe and healthy this holiday season and count your blessings.

How to Get the Kids Involved With Party Planning

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How to get the kids involved with party planning

Throwing a party can be great fun. Amazing food, glorious decorations and a playlist to kill for – but there’s a lot of work involved! While you might think you can take it all on, sometimes it can be too much for just one person.

Fortunately, one amazing way to reduce the stress of throwing this year’s biggest bash is by getting help – and by help we mean getting the kids involved. They’re free, eager to get involved and, funnily enough, can add a creative spark to your party environment. Here’s three ways they can get involved – give it a shot.

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Baking

All kids love baking. It’s a great way to get the family together, while teaching your young ones basic life skills from an early age. While their baking might not look professional, we’re sure your guests will make allowances for oddly shaped cakes if they’re made by a child.

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You should expect a lot of mess though, and it may take a little more time – but while they’re making weird and wonderful cookies, you could be preparing tasty hors d’oeuvres, side dishes, or other delectable party pastries. Just make sure to keep an eye on the little chefs.

Finally, if you’re planning to top cakes with treats, kids generally have a tendency to eat them first. One way to solve this is by leaving a small bowl of treats on the side for them to pick at. That way you’ll definitely have enough for your cakes. Simple!

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Designing the invitations

From the initial invitations to the theme of the night, kids have such a wild and vivid imagination. Sadly, our whimsical thoughts are usually knocked out of us by a life-draining 9 to 5 job, but kids haven’t experienced the reality of life yet – and so they think everything is fantastic. Use this to your advantage – get them to design the invitations.

The awesome thing is children are much more tech savvy than most of us adults nowadays, and so designing printable birthday invitations – which might be wizardry for anybody over 40 – is, pardon the pun, child’s play. Of course, you’ll have to vet the final product, but you’ll have a good starting position – we’re sure.

Music

Listen – when it comes to music tastes and dance-worthy hits, your children may not trust your judgement to know what’s hot now in their world of interests. Why not save yourself some time and get the kids to create the playlist? Honestly, with the likes of Spotify or Amazon Music out nowadays, there’s no reason why you can’t leave them in front of a tablet for half an hour while you do proper stuff, like, cleaning the house for the big night – they may even add your favorites.

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Amazing Amazon Find: TopEs iPad Mini Case – Car Shape – Shockproof

 

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Amazing Amazon Find: TopEs iPad Mini Case – Car Shape – Shockproof

I love to find fun little tokens to give my kids from Amazon every once in awhile and here’s a really adorable iPad Mini Case that I stumbled upon! It comes in either pink, blue, green, or yellow (we got the blue one for my son) and works well as a shockproof protector to the device. The car shape is simply precious and my son’s face lit right up when he saw me put it on the iPad mini! He instantly burst out saying, “It’s a car!” lol. He was so excited about this new case, and mom was particularly happy that now his iPad mini will be safer from drops and accidental trips while walking with it on some of these more interactive apps and games he plays with.

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The iPad Mini case currently sells for $16.99 and has Amazon Prime for free shipping. It is made of silicone that is flexible and easily allows you to manipulate it to insert the iPad mini inside its frame. The product is very well designed and lines up perfectly with the power button and volume controls as well as the cut outs for the camera, headphone plug in, and other necessities on the device. I am extremely pleased with this case and can’t get over how darling it looks when my son is holding it and playing games on it. The built in handle makes it much safer and easier for him to carry the iPad Mini with him when we go out as well.

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I was pleasantly surprised to see the case also is free standing on any flat surface. Sometimes my son likes to watch mini videos on his iPad Mini from various apps like Disney Junior and being able to prop the iPad Mini on the table or a desk is helpful so his arms don’t get tired holding it. Sometimes he ends up drifting off to sleep at night while watching a show.

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Overall, I’m extremely happy with this iPad Mini Case by TopES If you’ve ever found yourself searching for a good case that’s fairly inexpensive to give to your kids (works on iPad Minis 1, 2, or 3 or retina models according to their description) I recommend giving this one a try! I just love it!

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a free sample of this product in exchange for an honest review. I only shares items that are of value or interest to my readers. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own, however I try my best to offer honest and helpful tips and opinions that will benefit buyers in making purchases safely.

Staying Within A Budget Just Got Easier

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It has been a fascinating journey on the road to financial freedom. Learning new ways to save money and trying to stick to a budget can be both exciting and exhausting! In today’s modern society there are so many ways you can lose track and derail onto a course that ends in ruin. Between enjoying theme parks and family vacation time to eating out and celebrating family birthdays or holidays, these are some of our biggest budget busters. Those special memory-making moments can sneak up on you with the cost and become detrimental to your pocketbook – unless you learn to plan ahead and spend wisely!

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Make a List and Plan of Action

I’m happy to say that I’ve recently discovered a great new way to enjoy my financial freedom staying within a budget and still getting to enjoy spoiling my family on special occasions. I love to be a giver, and the delight I feel in being able to surprise a loved one or friend is worth its weight in gold (not including the look on their faces when they receive the surprise!) I decided to start organizing my family events and holidays in a planner. It’s actually mentally rewarding to jot down lists of items I’ll need to plan the best surprise gifts, outings, or accommodations and destinations for travel adventures.

A Better Way To Shop and SAVE

The great part is, I can do all of this with the click of a button by visiting any one of my latest discovery sites for saving with coupons! Having the ability to shop around from the comfort of my own home and peek at a variety of places that offer coupons or vouchers for as much as 10, 20, 30, even up to 50% off or more is definitely a plus! That’s certainly a better way for me to be investing my shopping time instead of wasting hours at the mall paying full price on most gift items. This way I know whatever I choose will end up giving my family good value and a fair price to stay within our budget.

Broaden Your Search

There are lots of great bargains out there to grab using coupons online for loads of practical everyday items too! You can find some for getting garden products and lawn care items, to acquiring some pretty impressive coupon vouchers towards buying your next TV.  I’ve learned that sometimes to get the best deals, you need to consider buying from companies not only within the USA, but in many areas around the globe who offer delivery to the US. I’m just happy I don’t feel trapped into spending as much anymore when I want to be a blessing to someone. Shopping from home or on your mobile device is a much better way to go these days and finding the right places to save can mean all the difference.

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Scribbler 3D Pen: Make Fun Creations! Get Coupon

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We were excited to try the new Scribbler 3D Pen! My daughter is 9 and I thought it might be a neat way to let her creative energy flow using this unique art and design item. She was beyond thrilled to get the chance to review this! The pen is very cool and feels good in your hands so it is easy to manipulate and hold while creating a design. We plugged in the device to the adapter and saw the digital display light up with it’s function signals. She giggled with excitement as we proceeded to learn more about how it works and get it started.

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There were quite a few directions for her to follow though and the pen specifies that it should be used by adults only, so that was a bit of a concern since this was my first time working with this product. However, we were pleasantly surprised that once we completely followed all the instructions, as long as I was there as an adult to monitor her actions using the pen – we were able to get the pen working well with the plastic filaments and enjoyed using it in a safe manner. I do recommend having adult supervision with this art pen as it does require help at times from an adult.

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This V3 set we received came with 3 different filament colors in red, white and blue. She decided to create a candy cane with it to be appropriate for the holidays coming. We want to make it into an ornament for the tree! It took a couple tries to figure out which way we wanted to make it, but she eventually chose to make the entire red base and then switch to white filament to make stripes around it.

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There are so many awesome ways you can create with this Scribbler 3D Pen. I think older elementary students to teens or even adults are sure to enjoy playing with it for a hobby, or for creating things you can sell online in an Etsy shop or at local flea markets.

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You can learn more details about the Scribbler 3D Pen and how it works in my previous post here.

Save $35 with the Scribbler 3D Pen! – Perfect gift for the Holidays!
http://usfamilyguide.com/coupons.php?bid=13130&dealid=3053 .@usfg

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a free sample in exchange for sharing an honest review. My opinions are my own and may differ from your own. However, I only share items that are of interest or value to my family and my readers.

3DLightFX Light Up The Night In Style

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It’s not too often I find something that I’m totally thrilled about getting for my teen son that will also double as a potential gift for my youngest son or even my husband! Great news: you can now find unique and practical gifts suitable for any age at a very reasonable price from this Hot Holiday Gift Guide Sponsor – 3DLIGHTFX!

3DLIGHTFX 3D Deco Lights are the perfect gift this holiday season! They have a full range of comic book, super hero, Disney Princess, sports and car lights that look as though they are popping right out of the wall! Check out this Pinkie Pie from My Little Pony!

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All of these 3DLIGHTFX are battery operated and cool to the touch so you can place them any where in the room! Kids will love having these in their rooms! They create an instant decor and atmosphere that is hard to ignore. Great conversation piece that’s also the perfect edition to a den, family room, man’s cave or office! Find all of these amazing products here: http://bit.ly/TargetUSFamily

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Whether you find yourself in love with purchasing the Marvel character products, Star Wars, or popular children’s characters for the kids’ bedrooms such as Paw Patrol, My Little Pony, or Minions, these 3DLIGHTFX are the perfect surprise gift to put under the tree this year and really brighten up any room with style! I’m delighted to be choosing one to have as a surprise for my teen’s room that I know he will adore and be thrilled to have on his wall to show all his friends. Shhh… don’t tell him, but here is a sneak peak at what’s coming for review: Captain American Shield

There are all sorts of cool options for teen boys or younger boys and girls. I think my hubby would want half of these himself too! lol. I hope you find something totally cool and perfect to surprise your child with from 3DLIGHTFX also. They are so neat!

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Find your favorites today and get your child’s Christmas shopping done early by visiting Target and Target.com. 

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou will receive a sample from this sponsor in exchange for an honest review. Review coming soon! Stay tuned!

Fancy Nancy Now Has Her Own Musical! Check Out the CD!

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Did you know that the forever beloved books by Fancy Nancy fans everywhere are now turned into a musical?! How totally awesome is that?!!

Yes! It’s true! Fancy Nancy now has her very own musical! This CD makes the perfect gift for fancy kids of all ages!

My daughter is a huge Fancy Nancy fan, and I’m delighted to be able to share with all of you about this great new CD from the Fancy Nancy Musical that is now available for gift giving!

The delighted look on my daughter’s face when she receives this Fancy Nancy Musical CD in the mail will be priceless! I can’t wait! I’ll do my best to capture it all on film for you as I know how much you all enjoy the continued singing, dancing, and smiling of Miss “M”.

“An irresistible collection of ingenious tunes by award-winning composer/lyricist Danny Abosch and lyricist Susan DiLallo.” -NYMetroParents

Check out this video preview!

ENJOY THE DISCOUNT:
My Readers Get 15% Off and Free Shipping! #FancyNancyTheMusical CD  Use code USFAM at http://www.sh-k-boom.com/fancynancy

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I’m just bursting with excitement as we await the special opportunity to review this cool new Fancy Nancy Musical CD! Be on the lookout on the blog as it shouldn’t be long! Grab a copy to fill your favorite young lady’s stocking this holiday.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou will receive a review copy in exchange for an honest review. However, I only share items that I feel are of value or interest to my family and my readers.

Pictures on Gold: Lovely Heart Locket With Laser Photo – See Coupon

 

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Imagine your favorite photos and pictures engraved permanently into 14K gold, Sterling Silver or Rose Gold. Wouldn’t that be a wonderful gift for grandparents, new mothers, or a gift to your wife or daughter?

PicturesOnGold.com exclusive Locket designer lets you create custom lockets. The process of lasering the photo into the locket is exclusive to Pictures on Gold.

You can also add engraved messages. The lockets are waterproof, scratchproof and come with a lifetime guarantee! No need to cut up your treasured photos!

I know I would personally love one of these lockets with my three kids images and hubby’s image inside. My daughter most likely would love one with a pic of her two parents and then her two brothers. You could include images of loved ones who’ve passed away in honor of their memory too. I just believe this is a fantastic gift idea for many family members.

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I’m excited to share that Pictures on Gold is kindly offering a special Discount Coupon just for my readers! Check it out below:

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Save on customized Lockets from Pictures On Gold! Just in time for the Holidays! http://www.usfamilyguide.com/coupons.php?bid=12261&dealid=3052 #lockets .@usfg

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou will receive a free sample in exchange for a review. However I only share items that are of value or interest to my family and my readers.

Scribbler 3D Pen HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Special Discount Offer!

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Can you just imagine the giggles and squeals of delight when your kids open an exciting gift like the Scribbler 3-D Drawing Pen for Christmas?!! I cannot wait to review this for you and show you just how much fun and creativity time you kids will enjoy! Special thanks to US Family Guide and Scribbler 3D Pen for allowing us the honor to review. (Review Coming soon!!)

I didn’t want to waste a moment sharing with you all about this unique and artsy gift that kids and adults alike will be tickled with! There is an incredibly generous discount offer available to YOU, my valued readers, near the end of this post. Don’t miss this chance to try a fantastic Santa gift at a huge discount!

From crafting to drawing, nothing creates a unique piece of art quite like the Scribbler 3-D Drawing Pen.

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WHAT IS SCRIBBLER 3D PEN
Scribbler 3D Pen is a tool for the creative minds of our generation. It allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up; build any and everything you can imagine with ultimate ease and precision. Scribbler 3D Pen has been significantly improved upon as compared to other models that already exist on the market.Art has been around since the dawn of time. Drawings; paintings; sculptures; it’s all a way to express our love, emotion and feelings. And now, thanks to the Scribbler 3D Pen, we have a tool for the creative minds of our generation. Lightweight and easy to use, our 3D pen allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up with ease and precision. What to make a jet fighter? You can do that. Do you love unicorns? You can make that, too. The Scribbler 3D Pen comes with a unique speed control function that allows you to adjust plastic filament output so you can get the finer details in your art projects. If you’re looking to add to your art kit or just want to expand your creativity, there’s nothing quite as fun and unique as the Scribbler 3D pen. http://www.scribbler3dpen.com/

HERE’S HOW THE SCRIBBLER 3D PEN WORKS. The Scribbler 3D Pen uses filaments that you can extrude out of the nozzle/tip once they’ve been heated. As it exits the pen, it instantly cools and solidifies as you begin drawing your creation. This allows it to create a strong, stable foundation so you can continue building alone the way. The Scribbler 3D Pen Package includes: Scribbler 3D Pen V3 in selected color. USA Power Adapter UL Standard. 3x 1.75mm PLA Filament in different colors,10 feet per loop. Easy-to-Follow Instructions.

AMAZING 3D CREATIONS: Create unique and fantastic 3-D art straight out of your imagination. Draw vertically, horizontally, or make up your own style! You’ll find that the only limit for your 3D pen is your own imagination. Scribbler 3D Pen V3 is NEWEST MODEL of 3D pen and includes all the latest features: LARGE OLED screen which gives the user complete control over all details of their drawing experience from temperature and feed settings to material type options.

3D ART MADE EASY: The Scribbler 3-D Drawing Pen is lightweight, easy to manage, and lets you release the perfect amount of filament for precision crafting and art. It also won’t jam due to the premium unclogging feature. You can use ABS, PLA, FLEXIBLE, WOODEN, BRONZE, COPPER plastic filaments with our 3D Pen!
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KIDS AND ADULTS WILL LOVE OUR SCRIBBLER 3D PEN: Whether you’re an experienced artist, novice crafter, or exited hobbyist, our Scribbler 3D Pen is great for people of all ages. The best toy for boys or for girls, and a great gift for men and women who love tech or artsy toys, this is one pen you absolutely need! Every pen comes with 3 FREE LOOPS of PLA plastic filament, fume free!

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EMBRACE YOUR CREATIVITY: Our art 3D pen is more than your average paintbrush, pencil or watercolor; it’s a truly unique art tool that allows you to create dragons, ships, superhero logos, and so much more. Give in to your creative side and make something that truly wows people. Safety functions include: Ceramic Nozzle – much safer compared to copper nozzle from other manufacturers; automatic shut-off after a couple minutes of non-use for your safety.

SPECIAL OFFER:

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My readers get to save!
Save $35 with usfamilyguide coupon! – Use coupon code “usfamilyguide” during checkout at scribbler3dpen.com to get $35 off your order of Scribbler 3D Pen!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is receiving a sample copy to review from Scribbler Pen 3D. However I only share items I feel are of interest or value to my family and my readers.

Love Trains? Try The Whittle Shortline Railroad

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After having the pleasure of watching my youngest son grow up with a railroad track right in front of our home and the joy he had each and every time it went by as he waved to the engineer,  I couldn’t imagine a more appropriate gift to give to any little ones on my gift list! My nephew and his siblings live fairly close to a train station in their city, and I’m sure he would love this exquisite, high quality wooden train engine and cars set from The Whittle Shortline Railroad!

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The Whittle Shortline Railroad is a family owned, 20 year old, wooden toy train company. We hand craft realistic toy trains that are compatible with Thomas, Brio and Chuggington. Our toy trains are modeled after real trains you would see in your neighborhood. As a part of our 20th anniversary we released over 20 new trains in August of 2016. In December 2016 we will begin a program of releasing a new train each month and expanding our offering to trains around the world! Visit our website right now to watch video’s and learn more! #whittleshortlinerr

My Readers receive 20% Off High Quality MIXED 5 Car Diesel Engine Toy Train Sets.  Enter Promo Code: WeLoveWhittle! in comments section at checkout at https://www.woodentrain.com

For Ongoing Special Offers Save This link to the Whittle Shortline Railroad online coupon: http://usfamilycoupons.com/coupon.php?regionid=75&bid=13138&dealid=3063

We are big fans of handmade toys and gifts, and family owned businesses too! I would be delighted to bless this toy to my nephew and his family this holiday while supporting this company and their products. I’m sure you have someone special on your gift list this year that The Whittle Shortline Railroad trains would be a perfect gift for. Support family owned businesses and bless someone you love with this fine hand-crafted train set today!

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy in exchange for this informative post about The Whittle Shortline Railroad. However, I only share items I feel will be of value or interest to my readers and my family. I enjoy sharing discount codes and great gift suggestions with all of you. Enjoy the code!