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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.

Scribbler 3D Pen HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE Special Discount Offer!


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.


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!
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!


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.



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.

Giving Soaps: Amazing Scents That Make Perfect Sense


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!



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.



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!


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!

Facebook – Giving Soaps

Pinterest – Giving Soaps

Instagram – Giving Soaps

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


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!

Kate & Mim-Mim: A Christmas Wish


It’s a delight to experience the joys of the Christmas season through the eyes of a child! Recently we’ve been blessed with an opportunity to review some incredible Christmas holiday videos from SkipRope. Today I’d like to share the adorable adventures in Kate & Mim-Mim: A Christmas Wish.

Stories Include:

  • A Christmas Wish (extended adventure)
  • Snow Bowling
  • Chilly the Snowman
  • Bonus Music Video: Winter Wonderland

Join Kate and Mim-Mim with their friends in Mimiloo as they use Tack’s letter launcher to send their Christmas wishes to Santa! When the letter launcher malfunctions, can Kate and Mim-Mim save Christmas? (This episode is one of my kid’s favorites as Kate shows great love for her friends and is unselfish by sacrificing her own opportunity to tell Santa her Christmas wish in order to let her friends all get their wishes to come true.)


In addition to this Christmas adventure, this DVD features more exciting tales with Kate and Mim-Mim going snow bowling, getting stuck inside an ice cave, and trying to find their friend Chilly in order to prevent the Winter Waterfalls from melting! (This episode finds the friends helping out their buddy, Chilly, the cute little snowman who is searching for his lost nose.)

Kate & Mim-Mim follows 5 year old Kate and her toy bunny Mim-Mim as they travel to the fantasy world of Mimiloo, where Mim-Mim comes alive as a larger-than-life playmate! Together with their friends Lily, Gobble, Tack, and Boomer, Kate and Mim-Mim tackle a new challenge every day, set off on amazing adventures, and help the different friendly creatures they meet along the way.

My kids loved the ending of the first episode as a special guest appears to lend a hand and bring a smile to all. Kate & Mim-Mim A Christmas Wish is a fun, family-friendly adventure video that your Preschool or early elementary age child should love! It currently retails for just $6.99! Buy a copy today on Amazon to entertain your little one and enjoy the coming holiday season. Can’t beat the price when you’ve got free shipping with Amazon Prime.


Don’t forget to give this sponsor some love by commenting, liking, or sharing this post with your friends! More great Holiday Gift Guide reviews and giveaways coming soon!

Have any favorite kids or family holiday movies you love to watch? Share with me in the comments below. It’s always a pleasure to hear from you.

Peppa Pig Cold Winter Day DVD #Preschool



I’m having a blast today watching my kids giggle and laugh as they watch and review the newest DVD from the Peppa Pig collection called “Cold Winter Day”! It’s so cute!

Right now they are watching the “Ice Skating” peppasode and are sliding around my foyer in their socks pretending to ice skate along with Peppa and her little brother George. They’ve enjoyed the gentle reminders of kindness, friendship, good manners, and love that are laced throughout the Peppa Pig episodes often. My youngest is four years and he thought it was fun when Peppa and her brother wanted to brush their teeth longer or take their bath longer. All these great reminders to keep clean, and healthy are wonderful for Preschoolers to hear often and from a source other than mommy! lol.


We thoroughly enjoyed the “Sleeping Princess” episode where daddy pig read them a bedtime story. I could go on and on about this adorable program. I just know your kids will enjoy it too! Peppa Pig is a great source of joy and good, clean fun to watch and explore concepts with your little ones.


This new Cold Winter Day collection of episodes from Peppa Pig comes out on November 3, 2015 on both DVD and Digital Download. Don’t miss it! Makes a super holiday gift for someone special in your life.

Episodes include:

  • Cold Winter Day
  • Not Very Well
  • Snow
  • Thunderstorm
  • The Sleepy Princess
  • Bedtime
  • Swimming
  • Daddy Pig’s Office
  • Ice Skating
  • The Toy Cupboard

Disclosure: Special thanks to Entertainment One for the chance to review a copy in exchange for an honest review. It is a pleasure to share such fantastic family entertainment with my readers.

Sure to please Holiday Gift ideas at Best Buy! #HintingSeason


Happy Holidays my friends! The rush of the season is upon us! Time to get your SERIOUS shopping on!


With Expert Service and Unbeatable Price these top gifts are on my list this Holiday and here’s why they should be on yours:

Xbox One is the place for games.

What is Xbox One?

Xbox One was built by gamers, for gamers. With the best exclusive titles (Halo, Sunset Overdrive), the biggest blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty) the hottest sports franchises (Madden 15, FIFA 15, NBA 2K15) and top family titles (Fantasia: Music Evolved, Just Dance 15, Skylanders) Xbox One takes gaming to a whole new level.

In addition to being a great gaming console, Xbox one connects consumers unlike any other device.  Xbox One enables access to the latest TV shows and movies through your favorite apps.  With Xbox One all of your media is at your fingertips when you want it.

Are you a gamer? You don’t have to tell this gamer wife twice that purchasing an Xbox One would make a super surprise gift for any husband, son, nephew or grandchild. I know how much I enjoy playing the games with my family and the guys seem to like it even more! We LOVE playing various multiplayer and online games as a family and with friends afar, and one of our favorites – Minecraft, is now owned by Microsoft. I believe it will become one of the rising Xbox One hits! With so many different games to choose from for the Xbox One, it’s sure to please even those hard to buy for teens on your list.

Purchase the XBOX One at Best Buy!




JBL Charge 2– Between the twin passive radiators for deep bass, the massive 6000mAh battery and the hands-free conference speakerphone the key benefit is the Bluetooth Social Mode which allows up to three different users to take their turns to play their own playlists on a single speaker.

JBL Flip 2– Aside from the dual performance-tuned JBL drivers and a built-in bass port, the key benefit of the JBL Flip 2 is the SoundClear echo and noise cancellation combined with the state-of the art microphone system to pick up calls on the speaker.

JBL Reflect Earbud headphones–  Sweat proof ergonomic design.  With a 5 hour rechargeable battery and a reach of about 40 feet, the JBL Reflect BT’s key benefit is the design of the ergonomic eartips along with the built-in magnets which keep your buds on standby without loose cables.

I am constantly facing the choices of which ear buds to buy for pollyanna gifts for nieces and nephews, birthday gifts for friends of my teen or even for my teen son or elementary aged daughter. Do you go through the same problem? Well look no further. These JBL ones are top notch and totally worth a look! Kids love these JBL Reflect Earbud headphones and would make an awesome gift and bring a smile to the kids or adults on your shopping list this year.

Get more details and purchase a JBL at Best Buy today!


GO 50 S - lifestyle

Garmin and TomTom

Featuring bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling, traffic and weather updates.  Lane assist, Lifetime traffic and map updates.   Voice Recognition Technology.

·         Garmin 52LM

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

It’s hard to find quality service these days, and when I have questions about technology products like the Garmin or TomTom, I come to Best Buy to find out the latest details and to see the quality of these great gift items. Their employees have been knowledgeable and helpful upon multiple visits for varying gift-giving purchases from Best Buy. This  particular product is very helpful for someone like me who would rather be in the passenger seat than fighting with a book or roll map! I’m not a good navigator, but with the Garmin and TomTom products at Best Buy, I know I will get to my destination safely following the directions from these smart tech devices.


·         Garmin 2597LMT

o   5.0” display

o   Maps of 49 U.S. states, plus lifetime map updates1

o   Lane assist with junction view

o   Displays speed limit and accurate arrival time

o   Easily find addresses and millions of points of interest

o   Spoken turn-by-turn directions

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·        TomTom Go 50s

  • Lifetime TomTom Traffic: Drive with TomTom Traffic for the lifetime of your device
  • Lifetime Maps (US, Canada, Mexico): Always drive with the latest map

Fusion TIFF File

  • 3D Maps. See buildings and landmarks in stunning 3D
  • 5″ touchscreen with advanced lane guidance

Learn more about the Garmin and TomTom and make a purchase at Best Buy!


I’m loving all these incredible gifts available for the man in my life. What about you? Which is your favorite: the JBL, the Xbox One, the Garmin or the TomTom? Isn’t it time to treat your husband or loved one to something extra special this year and give one of these great technology gifts from Best Buy? (They make great gifts for the ladies too… just sayin’!)

@BestBuy #HintingSeason @Xbox, @TomTomUSA and @Garmin.

Is the GO 50 S on your list? Tell us about it.  #TomTomGo

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free

Best Buy is the perfect destination for the latest cameras and camcorders

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Best Buy is the perfect destination for the latest cameras and camcorders to capture your most important memories. These three cameras from Nikon, Sony and Samsung, all come equipped with built-in Wi-Fi so you can share incredible photos with ease. Upgrade your camera in time to capture treasured holiday memories.

Every few years I get to a point where I’ve worn out my camera from having WAY too much fun taking a ton of pics of the kids, flowers, sunsets, and family get-togethers or holiday parties.  Can you relate? Cheap cameras just don’t do the trick for me when it comes to capturing those high quality photos I’m looking for at weddings, Christmas parties, or baby’s first time seeing Santa, etc. I’m sure you feel the same way and want a good, quality camera that will stand the test of time and live up to your expectations.

We all desire to take great pictures and count on our cameras to take our most precious memories and share them quickly and easily. Well, now you can! Check out these three AMAZING cameras listed here today available at Best Buy, and see how they can even enable us to share our photos with our family and friends instantly on our favorite social sites too!

Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens

·         A DSLR with built-in Wi-Fi so you can capture high quality photos and share them instantly

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·         This Nikon D5300 DSLR camera comes with an AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR II lens that enables you to capture sharp photos and video footage. Optical image stabilization helps prevent blurring to ensure image clarity

·         Also available in red or gray

– See more product details on the Nikon D5300 DSLR w/18-55mm VR Lens


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Sony ?6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

·         A compact system camera with the World’s Fastest Autofocus

·         This Sony Alpha A6000 features a 24.3-megapixel, Exmor APS-C CMOS sensor that makes it easy to shoot scenes in stunning clarity. Built-in Wi-Fi lets you share stored content across devices.

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·         Also available in White or silver

·       See more product details on the Sony ?6000 Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

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Samsung Galaxy Camera 2

·         A digital camera that allows you to shoot, share, and use Android Apps

·         This Samsung Galaxy 2 digital camera’s 16.3-megapixel, 1/2.3″ BSI CMOS sensor allows you to capture sharp images and high-definition video footage. The 4.8″ touch screen simplifies operation, and built-in Wi-Fi makes sharing stored files easy.

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·         See more product details on the Samsung Galaxy Camera 2


Ready to run out right now and get your hands on one of these totally cool cameras before your holiday festivities begin? You can go to your local Best Buy, or visit the Best Buy Holiday Gift Center to see more great cameras, whether you’re giving as a gift or upgrading for yourself.

Never miss a moment. #CamerasatBestBuy

Which camera is on your wish list?

@BestBuy #CamerasatBestBuy #HintingSeason

Disclosure: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free


Thanksgiving Deals and Black Friday Door Busters at Family Christian Stores!

Ready to grab some great deals on high quality Christian products? Check out some of the AMAZING SPECIALS available for the holiday at your local Family Christian Stores and online!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters Nov. 26 – 28I am just busting to go shopping with hubby and the kids this week with all these super sales and deals going on at Family Christian. We absolutely love our local store in Lakeland, FL and the management and staff there are TOP NOTCH! They have gone out of their way above and beyond the call of duty to assist customers like myself on many occasions while I was in the store. I appreciate their dedication to good customer service and it’s always a pleasant atmosphere to shop in. No matter which store you live closest to, or if you prefer to shop online this holiday season, I highly recommend taking advantage of all the awesome deals and sales happening at Family Christian!
 3 Days only, shop for Thanksgiving Doorbusters at Family Christian starting Wednesday November 26 to Black Friday, November 28!

These are absolutely the lowest prices of the year!

$5 bestselling books, $5 Hillsong Albums, $5 What’s in the Bible DVDs, 50% off Wall Art, 50% off Heaven is for Real, 50% off the Little People Nativity, 75% off deals, $3 DVDs, and much much more!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

Maybe you are shopping for someone on your Christmas list this weekend who would like some of these items? You can grab them at rock bottom prices and share the blessings with more people this holiday season.

50% off the movie Heaven is for Real (DVD $15.49; Blu-ray $19.99)

Now I’ve actually seen this movie and it was definitely worth watching! Lots of great points about standing firm in your beliefs.

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

I have been blessed in the past to pick up some of the incredible masterpieces they sell at Family Christian. These brilliant works of art vary in style from fine art to crafty decor. They are wonderful to decorate your home and share your faith with all who enter. Drape your walls with encouragement this holiday season and tell the world that Jesus is the reason for the season. He is who drives our desire to live the way we do! Let your home be a testimony to that lifestyle.

$3.97 VeggieTales DVDs

Who doesn’t love Veggie Tales, right? These make super gifts for friends, family, neighbor’s kids, and great stocking stuffers for your children as well!

Thanksgiving Doorbusters (Black Friday Sale)

There are some great Bible stories and important truths and lessons to be learned by watching the What’s In The Bible series on DVD. I recommend it to any family, homeschoolers, or church staff who may like to share it with their children’s program.

$5 & 50% off DVD Sale

Way too many DVD titles included on this sale to mention here, but just click on the link to check them out online, so you can complete your shopping list at these terrific prices!

There’s also 75% Off select DVD Boxed Sets! See below!


50% Off Select Duck Commander Books!


For your consideration: Proceeds from all sales generated the week of Nov. 22nd – Nov. 30th will go toward the fight against Human Trafficking. Family Christian Store’s goal is to raise $150,000 to help rescue those enslaved in human trafficking. (Visit FamilyChristian.com/challenge to learn more about the challenge).

So who’s on your list? Have fun shopping at this Family Christian Thanksgiving Doorbusters and Black Friday Sale and bring a big smile this year with gifts that encourage and bless the heart. 🙂

Rebecca at Love2EncourageYou

Disclosure: Love2EncourageYou has affiliate links within this post. This is a sponsored post on behalf of Family Christian Stores.


Super Gift! Give an LG OLED TV from Best Buy! @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.
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Shopping For a New TV?

Heading out to Best Buy soon to catch all the sales and start shopping for all your favorite people this Christmas?  Their sales are going to be literally … the BEST! While you’re there – be sure to check out the incredible savings on this pretty impressive TV! Introducing the LG OLED TV!
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Learn More About OLED TV

“The stunning design of LG OLED TV is only 0.21” thick at its thinnest point. Picture quality is spectacular, with Infinite Contrast that ranges from the most blazing whites to the deepest blacks. And, LG’s exclusive 4 Color Pixel technology delivers bright, vibrant colors. Learn more here: LGOLEDatBestbuy.com”


Your first kiss. A baby’s first steps. The majesty of a desert sunset. Some things in life defy all explanation and must be experienced to be believed. Such is the case with LG’s latest display technology. With deeper and richer colors, stunning contrast and ingeniously curved screens, it is unlike any technology you’ve ever seen, and it delivers a picture that exceeds your wildest imagination.”

I have always been a huge tech junkie whether it’s TV’s, video cameras, or any electronics. I like understanding all the specs and being able to chat about them with my husband, brothers or even my dad years ago before he passed. My dad used to feel special sitting together to watch a major motion picture on television, and I loved hearing him comment on the sound quality, color definition and other specs. It made him happy to chat “electronics and technology” and he enjoyed having a good size TV to use for entertainment when guests were over. The LG OLED TV would have made him say, “WOW”. It would be on his Christmas or birthday wish list for sure!
Infinite Contrast Ratio & Stunning Color

OLED self-lighting pixels are able to switch on and off individually, offering the first infinite contrast ratio. Contrast ratio measures the range from the brightest whites on the screen to the darkest blacks. These deep blacks seem to melt away, for a greater sense of realism and depth on all content. Higher is better, and infinite has been impossible… until now.

Impressed? I am! My hubby loves big screen TVs and taking many walks with him through various stores to check out his favorites helped me appreciate the differences between TVs. One of the things I appreciate most is having a rich color contrast. Being a photographer, I love color and lighting to be perfect when I take a shot. I feel the same should be true of the movies and shows we as a family view on our TV. It can be frustrating otherwise. This is one of the many reasons I am very fond of the high points offered from the LG OLED TV.

4 Color Pixel Technology

LG’s 4 Color Pixel technology adds a white sub-pixel to the conventional three colors (red, green and blue) that enhances both color range and accuracy. This considerably improves the OLED pixels’ ability to express realistic colors and represents a giant step ahead of conventional RGB displays. The 4 Color Pixel is LG’s exclusive innovation for the next-generation OLED TV.

How cool! Don’t you just love all these breakthroughs and advances in TV design and function? They have so many great product features built into this LG OLED TV! Knowing how ahead of the game this TV is with all it’s incredible highlights – makes it one of the best to recommend. What feature do you like the best so far?

Super Thin Design

LG’s remarkably thin OLED TV opens up a whole new possibility of style and design with a depth of only 0.17″ at its thinnest point, the same thickness as a pencil. The brilliant technology of OLED enables a simpler internal structure than conventional displays. With just two layers, the LG OLED TV is unbelievably lightweight and wafer-thin.

It amazes me how far technology has come. Seriously! I still remember having one of those old big tube TVs from years ago that weigh a ton and are impossible to move without help. You can’t turn them hardly without feeling like you need a crane to lift it. I applaud the age of these thinner, light weight smart TVs, and the LG OLED TV from Best Buy is destined to be at the top of everyone’s wish list this holiday season! Think of how much easier it will be when you are in the mood to redecorate your home now that you won’t have to worry about the weight and bulkiness of a huge home theater TV that won’t budge. Many elements of this new LG OLED TV technology can help keep life simpler, easier, and more enjoyable for the TV owner.


Innovative Curved Screen

“Every aspect of LG OLED TV is designed to enhance your viewing pleasure. The curve of the screen is designed so that your eyes are equally distant from all parts of the screen when sitting in front of the TV, providing a natural and immersive viewing experience. It’s an artful evolution of the traditional flat screen, designed for maximum impact.”

What an amazing feature to introduce! This curved design creates an environment for my whole family to relax and enjoy watching TV and movies together without anyone having trouble seeing the screen. Three cheers for this innovative addition! Love it!

Find Content Faster with webOS

LG Smart TV with the new webOS* platform is quick to learn and fun to use. The intuitive webOS user interface features a redesigned Launcher menu that pulls together all of your entertainment choices. webOS serves up entertainment** options that neatly organize your recent viewing history, what’s on live TV, and what you might like to watch next, while the integrated LG Store is ready to deliver the latest movies, TV shows and apps.

Not a techie? No problem! This easy to use platform is designed to be a pleasure not a headache! Have questions about the new WebOS that’s included? You can find out more and purchase at Best Buy’s every day price of  $3499.99 (save $500) here.
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There are so many great features wrapped into the LG OLED TV!  Stop by your local Best Buy and experience the quality of sound and explore all the highly praised picture details from the LG OLED TV. @BestBuy #HintingSeason #OLEDatBestBuy
Ready to make that wish list? Who do you have in your life that would LOVE this LG OLED TV as a gift?
Do you love twitter parties? Best Buy is hosting an LG OLED Twitter Party on Thursday December 4th at 7PM CST. Feel free to join this party for a chance to receive Best Buy gift cards and other great prizes. Tweet #HintingSeason with your top gifts that you want this Holiday from Best Buy.

My Top Picks! Holiday Gift Guide with Family Christian Stores #GIVEAWAY




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I’m so excited! Family Christian Stores will be holding a lot of great specials over the next few weeks nationwide in stores and online at their website! Now’s our chance to fill the needs for good family value movies, music, and books to read in our homes among other gift items we might find helpful or fun by getting them during these great sales at Family Christian this holiday season.

I had the honor of picking out a few things to review for this holiday gift guide from Family Christian. I wanted to share some of them with you today! Besides the incredible selection of Christian music I bought above as gifts for my son, and for our listening enjoyment in the car when commuting, I found some more awesome deals and products that were too good to pass up!

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Here are just a few great must-have deals coming from Family Christian to put on your shopping list…

A Christmas to Believe In - Family Christian Exclusive
I picked up this cd called “A Christmas to Believe In” recently at my Family Christian Store in Lakeland, FL. It’s a wonderful collection of songs by top Christian artists sharing their heart and soul through this fun and inspiring holiday music. (Stocking Stuffer idea)

268613Spirit of Christmas by Michael W. Smith will be on sale for just $7.97 from Nov. 28-30! Woo-hoo! Love it! I am picking this one up for myself and a few family members or friends too. Michael W. Smith is one of my favorite singer/songwriters in Christian music. After seeing him in concert and experiencing the heart-felt devotional and Gospel message he shared with the audience, I knew this was the kind of songwriter I wanted to continue to support for years to come. His ministry is wonderful! (Stocking Stuffer idea)


Casting Crowns Thrive CD for only $3.97 from Nov. 26-28! I am going to be one busy shopping momma that weekend trying to stock up on all these amazing deals on Christian music, books, movies and more. I love to buy gift items that are inspiring and fill the receiver with the hope and love of God.  *Don’t forget – there is also a book out called,  “Thrive: Student Edition” by Mark Hall that you can purchase to go along with this cd and make it a complete gift! (Stocking Stuffer idea)

Jesus Calling by Sarah Young Bible Storybook

The Jesus Calling Bible Storybook for kids is an absolutely beautiful collection of stories from the Bible with images that are illustrated softly and majestically. It is a real treat to read this with my 7yr old daughter. She has so many great questions and this book is so well designed – it simply helps bring up quality conversations about Jesus and the stories of the Bible. It is helping to support concepts in my daughter’s mind about who God is and why the Bible is so important to us as Christians.

Fisher-Price Little People Nativity

Little People Nativity is currently on sale for $29.99! Want to get it even cheaper? It will be on super sale for 50% off from Nov. 26-28! WOW! What a great deal! We have one of these in our home that we picked up last holiday season. My kids simply adore it – not just at Christmas, but all year long!

God's Not Dead on Sale Now!

God’s Not Dead DVD is $17.99/$19.99. What an incredible movie to share with others! If you haven’t already had the blessing of seeing this movie for yourself, you’ve just got to buy one today! Get one for you and one to bless to a friend. This is what sharing God’s message with the world is all about. Highly recommended! (Stocking Stuffer idea)

VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet: A lesson in kindness
Beauty and the Beet is the most precious show! My kids and I watch it over and over. They love to sing along to the songs and crack up at the silly song with Larry. Feel free to read my full review HERE and purchase your copy today! (Stocking Stuffer idea)

Stop by and check out all the great Christian gift items at FamilyChristian.com.


Prize: One winner to receive a $25 Appreciation Certificate to Family Christian Stores!

Location: Open to USA & Canada

Age: Must be 18 years or older to enter. Void where prohibited.

Date: Giveaway starts November 13 and ends on December 1 at midnight EST.

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other social media site. Love2EncourageYou received compensation by way of a gift card to purchase items for this Holiday Gift Guide review. My choices were that of my own personal interests and may differ from your choices. However, I believe that sharing my heart about what has been a blessing to us is helpful and encouraging to my readers and therefore is worth sharing with my audience. Love2EncourageYou is not responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment for this giveaway.