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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.

Go See All Saints in Theaters August 25

Calling all Christian movie lovers! Here’s a fantastic opportunity to get an early glimpse at the newest Christian film to hit theaters soon – All Saints! You will also have the chance to enter to win two tickets to see the film in theaters!!

ALL SAINTS is a refreshing heart-felt faith-based film that all audiences can enjoy. It’s very essence is the heart of God caring for us – His children. He knows our needs, and He listens to our prayers. God provides for our needs and answers those prayers according to His perfect Will. Sometimes God calls us to do things in this world on His behalf that will not only affect our futures and lives, but also the lives of many others. It’s incredible to hear stories like this one in All Saints and learn again and again how amazing our God truly is.

Here’s a general overview of the film All Saints:
-Product category: film
-Title: ALL SAINTS
-Genre: drama
-Rating: PG
-Run time: 1:48:00
-Recommended ages: 10 and up
-Campaign focus: theatrical release
-Release date: 8/25/17
-Studio: Sony AFFIRM (Sony Pictures)
-About: 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.

I’m very eager to see this full motion picture in theaters! There’s so much going on in this movie All Saints that many people can relate to. Prayer changes things! God hears our prayers and He answers in His timing! When you are looking for answers, get closer to God and listen for what He is trying to tell you. Don’t be so surprised when He actually answers those prayers!

Want to learn more sneak peaks about this exciting film? Check out these cool Behind the Scenes clips!

Other YouTube clips about the movie All Saints you may enjoy:
All Saints: John Corbett Decisions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecr5uwJbZjA
The Pastors of All Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDADYtgVWog
The Miracles of All Saints: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLw27W_WuhY

Keep up with all the fun! Share your thoughts about the film on social media and keep learning more from others by using hashtags  #AllSaintsFlyBy

Ready to see the movie? Visit the official film site at http://www.allsaintsmovie.com where you can  buy tickets to see the film, access video or photos, downloads, news, theaters the movie is playing in and much more.

Giveaway Time!

Prize: Enter to win 2 tickets to see the movie All Saints in theaters. (All Fandango codes are only good to use In U.S. movie theaters.)

Location: Open to USA residents only. Void where prohibited.

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter.

Dates: August 14 – August 19th at midnight EST

To Enter: Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what other Christian films you have been inspired by in the past. You may leave a comment ONCE per day. Maximum of 6 entrees.

“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 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.

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received two tickets to see the movie All Saints in exchange for sharing about this new film. I was only given the opportunity to view the free behind the scenes clips and trailers before the official release of the movie All Saints in theaters. I only support and encourage my readers to learn about items I feel are of value or interest to their families. 

Be the Best with These Gifts for Him on Big Anniversaries

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What do you get a man when a big anniversary rolls around? You’ve been married 10, 20, maybe even 50 years, and you want to mark the occasion. Women often end up with jewelry, whether it’s a new ring or a pair of diamond earrings. While some men might appreciate jewelry or something else to wear, not all of them will. Coming up with ideas can be tough, even if you’re trying to think of a gift for someone you’ve been in love with for decades. Just asking him is one approach, but if you want your gift to be a surprise, you need to come up with some ideas on your own.

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A Watch

A gold watch is a traditional gift for someone retiring, but it’s perhaps not given as much as it might once have been. It’s an excellent choice for a big anniversary, especially if you’re considering spending more on something that will last. A good watch can last a long time, and even become an heirloom that gets passed through the generations. While smartwatches are handy, they’re unlikely to be handed down to your great-grandchildren. Before investing in a watch, think carefully about whether it’s the right choice. If he doesn’t usually wear one, it could end up just sitting in a box.

Jewelry

Jewelry definitely isn’t just for women. Men have always worn jewelry too, from rings and necklaces to piercings. You’ll know better than anyone whether your partner is the sort of person to wear jewelry, though. If he is, there are lots of options for what you could get him for a big anniversary. Any old piece of jewelry might not be that exciting, but if you want to get something special, there are some exciting choices. For example, check out the gold chain necklaces at https://www.frostnyc.com/collections/14k-gold-chains. If you’re willing to spend a bit of cash, you can give a gift that’s something to treasure for a long time. You might also think about a ring – if you get one, why not him too?

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Cufflinks

You might class cufflinks as a type of jewelry, although others might not see it the same way. Cufflinks are always a smart accessory to add to a suit, or just a dress shirt and pants. They come in all types of designs, from formal and simple to quirky and silly. While you can buy some cheap, novelty cufflinks for a few dollars, you can also get something of better quality. A pair of monogrammed cufflinks could be a good idea. There are some fantastic designer options, like the examples at http://www.luxos.com/news/fashion/4030-top-ten-cufflinks.

Something Personalized

Personalizing a gift is always a smart choice for a special occasion. You can personalize and customize just about anything you can think of. It could be some kind of jewelry or accessory, or it might be something he can put in his office. You can personalize pens, paperweights, wallets, glasses, or any gift you think someone might like. It gives you the chance to pick any gift you think your partner will love and make it extra special by turning it into something just for them.

 

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Practical Gifts

Some men are much more practical than others and would rather have something they can use than something that looks good. There are some useful gifts for the more practical man that he’s sure to use all the time. For example, a personalized pen knife can come in handy on a camping trip or while working around the house. You can even get something like a personalized hammer for men who love to do DIY whenever they get the chance. A gift can be special and practical at the same time.

Buying an anniversary gift for the man you love doesn’t have to be hard. If you know him well, you should be able to think of something he’ll love.

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Save The Lost: Glow in the Dark YOUTH Group Game

 

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Have you ever hoped to connect with your teens or the kids in the youth group on important topics like Salvation but weren’t sure how to break the ice? Here’s a unique and super fun way to do just that! Introducing the game: SAVE THE LOST! This fast paced action game is fully interactive for youth to get their energy out in a dark environment with glow in the dark components and exciting game play for all to enjoy! It plays somewhat similar to a capture the flag style activity, but much more impactful and significant when it comes to using in a youth group at church or at a camp. This fun family oriented game can be a huge hit at birthday parties, family reunions and block parties or graduations.

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Watch this video to get an idea of just how much energy and enthusiasm these kids have for this game!

VIDEO – See the game in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=Z9RqmIJ7reQ
OFFICIAL RULES – Learn how it works: https://www.savethelostgame.com/the-game.html

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My son and I enjoyed sharing this game and donating it to our youth group at church. They LOVED Save The Lost! They enjoyed it so much they want me to buy more of the wrist bands to add even more players and expand the challenge! They played it again at a youth LOCK-IN event during Spring Break too and said it was a blast! An AWESOME way to help kids connect with the truth that Jesus is the LIGHT and is the WAY to be SAVED.

With the lure of social media and video games, it can be hard to get youth off the couch and active. It can also be difficult to get them to focus on their Bible study when all they want to do is go play with their friends.

This new, glow-in-the-dark adventure game helps solve both these problems. “Save the Lost” gets youth to experience Christian principles while giving them a reason to have physically active fun.

To no surprise, I’ve heard the game has been a big hit with youth leaders and students alike—reflecting on profound Biblical principles that teach about avoiding temptation, finding redemption and showing them how to help others do the same— all while being a delightfully exciting and fun game to play.

“The strategy that took place in the game involved everybody, and everybody was playing together,” says Jeff VanWagoner, another youth leader involved in testing the game. “Everybody would strategize as a whole group against the Tempters—regardless of whether or not they’re friends.”

Here are some other comments and testimonies from the Christian youth leaders who tried this game, Save the Lost:

“I know you may be skeptical and think, “OH, Another cheesy Christian game!” but let me tell you my kids LOVED it! I am a youth pastor in the heart of Hollywood, CA and my kids had a blast with this” — Michael B, Hollywood CA

“We used this game for our church youth group activity with boys aged 13-17 and they all had a fantastic time. There are multiple variations on the structure of the game which allowed them to pick and choose which they enjoyed the most. The technology worked amazing when we used it in a darkened gymnasium, and also outside as it turned dusk. The message of the game was evident to the boys, but not overbearing” — Laurn V, Riverton, UT

“This is the best game I have ever owned! I’m a youth leader at my Church…so I ordered it and I was amazed by how great this game is!! No joke my youth all loved this game and have discussed playing all Sundays after church! — Andrew A, Rio Roco, AZ

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I highly recommend purchasing this game for your next youth group event, family reunion or as a great way to have fun and be a positive impact at your son or daughter’s graduation party coming up! Paul King is the creator and teacher for this game and has done an amazing job on customer service – even helping me find additional items to go with the game when we wanted to expand the number of tempters for a bigger challenge. He is awesome and will be more than happy to assist you with anything your youth group, homeschool group, or Christian school needs to enjoy the game and make an impact on the lives of today’s youth.

Blessings to you as you embark on this exciting journey together to SAVE THE LOST!

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

Enter to Win a Stay at Duns Castle or a HomeAway(R) Vacation!

Full Disclosure: By clicking on the link and entering the sweepstakes in this post, I will receive a small monetary fee as compensation for each entry.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast is coming to theaters on March 17! I am excited to bring you this incredible opportunity for a chance to enter to win some fabulous prizes in honor of the film!

To celebrate Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, we’re giving you a chance to win a stay at Duns Castle for you and 20 guests. Plus, five runners-up could win a HomeAway® vacation.

 

I’ve been a long time fan of Disney films and of the Beauty and the Beast movie and storyline. This will be such a treat to see the real live action version when it releases in theaters in a just a short time. I’m looking forward to finding out what types of awards this film wins in the coming year too for all the music, costumes, make-up, scenery, and special effects too. Should be a great outcome with such a wonderful script to follow along with it!

How many of you plan to go see it at the theater? Share your thoughts about this cool sweepstakes too in the comments below.

Here is the link to click on to enter. (Disclosure: Please note that I will receive a small monetary compensation when you enter.)  https://activate.bloglovin.com/s/sSmhi83zcd

Thanks for visiting love2encourageyou! Enjoy Disney’s Beauty and the Beast film with your family!

5 Stars for Disney’s Moana Movie

In Theaters November 23, 2016!
Five stars for Disney’s Moana movie! We had the rare privilege yesterday to see an early screener of Disney’s newest film: Moana!
What an amazing movie! When you consider all the wonderful ways they incorporated Polynesian culture into this film, you can’t help but fall in love with the final outcome. Filled with musical numbers such as “We Know the Way” and vibrant characters with personalities you’ll fall in love with, Disney’s Moana is one of those movies you’ll want to go see again and again!
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*ABOUT MOANA:
Three thousand years ago, the greatest sailors in the world voyaged across the vast Pacific, discovering the many islands of Oceania. But then, for a millennium, their voyages stopped – and no one knows why.

From Walt Disney Animation Studios comes “Moana,” a sweeping, CG-animated feature film about an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana (voice of Auli‘i Cravalho) meets the once-mighty demigod Maui (voice of Dwayne Johnson), who guides her in her quest to become a master wayfinder. Together, they sail across the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous monsters and impossible odds, and along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she’s always sought: her own identity.

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As I found myself surrounded by both men and women from the press in the theater and some (like me) with their children beside them, I enjoyed hearing their responses during the film to help assess how well the movie will do at the box office with certain audience types. No matter whether you are young or old, male or female, the Moana movie appears to capture the hearts of everyone who gets the chance to see it. I heard belly laughs from the crowd throughout many scenes of the film with the frequent plugs of comic relief (from the chicken or Maui) and other points using purposeful humor.
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This is one of the best movies I’ve seen that accomplishes the goal of reaching all audiences. It spans an audience width that reaches and appeals to boys and girls equally, as well as entertaining adults with all its humor and enticing folklore.

Here are some entertaining FUN FACTS from the film:
DUMB IDEA
In earlier versions of the film, Heihei used to be smart and sassy, but filmmakers felt that character was not unique. Several campaigned to remove the rooster from the film altogether, but a small group of story team members spent a couple days brainstorming ways to keep the character. Their solution? Lower his IQ. Their pitch earned so many laughs that Heihei was ultimately a keeper.
Filmmakers had to create a feather pipeline to deal with the feathers for not only Heihei, but for Maui hawk—the shape-shifted character Maui transforms into with the help of his magical fishhook. Feathers prove challenging in CG animation because of the need to rest on top of each other.
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RESEARCH: GET IT RIGHT
Deeply inspired by their time in the Pacific Islands, filmmakers
continued to work with several of the people they met within their trips. This group of advisors came to be known as the Oceanic Story Trust (OST). The Trust includes anthropologists, educators, linguists, master tattooists, choreographers, haka practitioners, master navigators and cultural advisors who collaborated with Disney’s
creative team.

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There is a great sentimental value and honor to traditions in the film where the ancestors are remembered and the story is shared by the grandmother to Moana. The relationship and bond between Moana and her grandmother is very special and it is evident throughout the film how well they are connected. The establishment of sharing and passing down the deep rooted wisdom and talents of the ancestors to her granddaughter is a refreshing scene in the film that will warm the hearts of many and sets a nice example for others to follow in telling the tales and preserving the memories of the elders in each family’s history.

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Disney’s Moana is sure to be a smash hit at the box office appealing to all different types of audiences and expressing an example of how research and respect for culture can be a beautiful masterpiece and memory-making experience for all the world to enjoy. Well done Disney! I thoroughly enjoyed it and now I can’t wait to go visit Hawaii or the Pacific Islands some day!

I originally felt the scenes in some of the Moana trailer clips were making the film look very intense and somewhat scary in parts. However, after seeing the film we realized there are only a few intense moments and that our children found themselves riveted by the film instead of being truly scared by it. Younger children will be a little nervous during scenes with the three villains of the lava monster, giant crab, and possibly the coconut pirates. Otherwise, they will be singing and laughing along with the entire show!

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We had a fantastic time getting to see the Disney Moana movie. I hope you and your family will enjoy this great film over the Thanksgiving holidays and have a memory-making experience too. In the meantime, enjoy learning more about the movie watching these film clips and have a blast with the free printables below! Blessings! – Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

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Here are some FREE Printables for you to enjoy compliments of Disney’s Moana film!

Moana Maze: moana_pdf_57f6d9bcd9323

Moana Bookmarks: moana_pdf_57f6d988974a8 (different types)

Moana Matching Game: moana_pdf_57f6d9d398192

Moana Movie Coloring Pages:

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyMoana

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received four free tickets to attend an early screening of the film in exchange for my honest review. I only share items that are of value or interest to my family and my readers.

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.

Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings + Kid’s Kindle Giveaway

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Don’t miss your chance to win a Kid’s Kindle and children’s ebooks and paperback books – winner takes all! Ends 11/20! Enjoy a review of a great Christian children’s book below and then enter for your chance to win this awesome giveaway! Please share with friends too!

Here is a remarkable author named, Corine  Williams, and her new book: Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings. (book cover seen in the image for the giveaway above!)

It is my delight and honor to share with you about this storybook that appeals to children of all ages. Corine’s passion and dream is to be able to share the truths of the Bible with kids and adults to show them that the Bible has the answers to all of life’s questions. I was extremely impressed with the presentation laid out within each page in the book.  It is very organized with a pattern to what is presented every time. This allows kids to develop a routine while reading. Each page offers a Bible verse, a type of feelings such as happy or sad etc, and enough info elaborating on the lesson to help kids absorb it and apply it to their lives.

The illustrator, Almar Denso, did a great job offering some happy child faces on the characters and then the school/school bus and amusement park backgrounds to enhance the experience when reading this helpful book about Godly feelings.

Teaching Christ’s Children About Godly Feelings is roughly a level 2-3 reader if you are looking for something for your kids to practice reading while getting some Bible lessons in.

Each page throughout the book reminds me of the wonderful Sunday School or Bible School lessons I had as a little girl. The presentation is clean, colorful and fun with a strong emphasis on God’s Word highlighted at the bottom of each page to coordinate along with each lesson being shared within the book.

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I hope you will show support to small business and Christian authors and purchase a copy of her books. She has several titles available to choose from and they are all valuable lessons our children can benefit from.

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You are welcome to comment below and ask questions to the author. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for these exciting prizes!

GIVEAWAY TIME!

Date: Ends 11/20/2016

The giveaway includes the following:

 

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for prize distribution. That will be handled by the sponsor of the giveaway.  I received a sample copy in exchange for an honest review.

Bookaboo Kids Show on Amazon is A Rockin’ Good Time!

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No matter how old you are, there’s something fun for everyone in the  rockin’ all new  Amazon Original Kids Series on Prime Video called Bookaboo that launches Oct 28th!

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This is the coolest, spunky new twist on reading stories live to kids I’ve ever experienced! They’ve come up with such a fun and exciting way to draw kids and adults alike into the plot of each show using popular celebrity guest stars! All the unique attention to that guest star gets even more entertaining as you get to witness them visiting Bookaboo backstage and proceed to deliver clever voice changes to present the book reading for the show.

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It all begins with the adorable high tech puppet dog named Bookaboo that outshines some of the best quality puppetry I’ve seen even at major theme parks in Florida! He is the star of the show and presented as a Rock N Roll doggie that’s king of the drums!

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He gets his “mojo” going again each time one of the celebrity guest stars read to him a new story each day from the “Bookabag”. His comments and expressions are precious and the antics and sometimes dancing that the guest stars perform during the shows are down right hilarious.

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I have not had this much fun watching an educational kids show in years. I love it – and the kids do too! Their favorite part is when BookaBoo gets his Mojo and runs on stage to perform on his drums.  The kids quickly get out their toy instruments on cue and start playing their hearts out! lol. (We were honored to have received some Bookaboo instruments to enjoy as part of  our review while having our Bookaboo kick off party!)

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“Bookaboo is an exciting show developed to promote literacy by inspiring parents to read to and with their children and help instill a lifelong love of reading,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “Each episode incorporates funny storytelling and great books, specifically chosen to capture young viewers’ attention and imagination.”

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The entire first season of Bookaboo will be available for Prime members to stream and enjoy using the Amazon Video app for TVs; connected devices, including Amazon Fire TV and mobile devices, or online at Amazon.com/originals, at no additional cost to their membership. Customers who are not already a Prime member can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream. Bookaboo will also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire Kids Edition.

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This is a fabulous show with so much to offer! I highly recommend taking the time to enjoy watching with your kids and then get ready to have some exciting times reading books together with your own unique and funny voice changes! Happy Watching, Reading, and Jammin’ with Bookaboo!

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Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou received a sample copy and accessories in exchange for an honest review. I only share items I feel are of value or interest to my readers and my family.

Giving Soaps: Amazing Scents That Make Perfect Sense

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It’s time to launch our Holiday Gift Guide 2016 and I can think of no better way to do so than to introduce you to this absolutely AMAZING company called Giving Soaps and their line of bath/spa products! Not only are the products offered completely awesome, but the fact that 20% of their profits goes to charity is a HUGE plus in my book!

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This is a company based in the USA that uses all natural ingredients so you know they are safe and gentle for your skin. They pride themselves in staying plastic free (which I’m all for!) and have committed to using reclaimed boxes with shredded recycled paper for packaging filler to protect the products during shipment. This means you have a “Made in the USA” small business with lots of spunk and creativity that is loyal to using 100% plant-derived ingredients (natural) and staying as GREEN as possible to help the environment. The owner appreciates each and every purchase and goes out of her way to put a personal thank you note in every order.

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Giving Soaps are amazing scents that make perfect sense and allow you to give in more ways than one this holiday season! When you purchase Giving Soaps products to give as gifts to friends, family, coworkers and loved ones – you are actually giving an incredible gift TWICE! The receivers are both the person you gift the item to, AND the charity that will be blessed to receive 20% of the purchase price! My daughter is in LOVE with these products and was so thrilled when I gave her the Jasmine lotion as an early 10th birthday gift!

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These scent-sational soaps, lotions, balms, essential oil blend rollers, and other accessories are all fantastic gifts from Giving Soaps that I personally highly recommend to give to anyone you know or care about. If only there was a way you could lean closer to your computer screen or mobile device and scratch and sniff the powerful and lovely aromas coming from these soaps and lotions! You would be smiling from ear to ear just like I am after taking a whiff of the heavenly scents! I truly love them all!

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My top favorites are the Jasmine lotion, Cinnamon and Almond soap bar,  and the Anything Balm that smells a lot like Pumpkin Spice!  The Pictures are just not enough to do these tantalizing bath products proper justice.  Check out some of the other exciting products and what’s to come on their Facebook page!

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The friendly and playful aromas of each individual product were carefully planned and created to help you enjoy the entire experience of using these personal hygiene cleaning products and home health remedy alternatives. I can’t imagine anyone using these products and not feeling cleaner, calmer, relieved, uplifted, or energized.

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The soap bars have a good lather, and they leave my skin feeling very clean – on top of smelling fresh and yummy all day! I can still smell the beautiful aroma of the Hibiscus and Orange on my hands right now – hours later after washing them this morning!

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It is with great pleasure that I announce: Giving Soaps has offered to do a giveaway in November from their incredible product line! Stay tuned to Love2EncourageYou for more details on the launch of this exciting event! We’ll be having an interview with the creator of Giving Soaps and doing the giveaway for one lucky reader! YOU can enjoy being a part of the interview process by commenting below with any questions you may have about the product line, scents used, ingredients, story behind the brand, and how the money is donated. Help us give a warm welcome to Giving Soaps as one of our featured sponsors in this year’s Holiday Gift Guide!

Don’t miss updates on all their social media channels at Giving Soaps and at Love2EncourageYou regarding upcoming events for the giveaway, interview, and other fun facts about the brand and their deliciously scented soap products!

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Giving Soaps gives 20% to charity with each purchase!
Giving Soaps gives 20% to charity with each purchase!

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You can contact Giving Soaps at info@givingsoaps.com or call 562-367-5608 to ask questions or place an order. Please let them know you found them at Love2EncourageYou. Remember to support worthy small businesses like this one on Small Business Saturday coming up on Saturday, November 26.

**Are you a sponsor interested in promoting your brand in front of the readers here at Love2EncourageYou? Visit our Holiday Gift Guide page and contact Rebecca at love2encourageyou@icloud.com for more details to get started today! Affordable pricing and lots of fun events to get plugged into!