Monday, April 16, 2018

Julie by Catherine Marshall: a Classic Book review and giveaway: Julie #sponsored #giveaway


This is a great classic book you will just love to read or re-read. I love to dive into history with books like this one that involve other eras like the Great Depression. It is so fascinating to read and imagine the era. In this wonderful classic, Julie Wallace has always wanted to write. With limited options to  escape the Great Depression, Julie’s father tries something different. He buys a small town newspaper called the Alderton Sentinel. He moves his entire family to Alderton, Pennsylvania. Of course the town is subject to flooding and often. As flash floods ominously increase, Julie’s crack investigative reporting uncovers long hidden secrets that could endanger the entire community.
 




Things get wild when the powerful owners of the steel mills stand off against Julie, the newspaper, and her family. The family continues to investigate the horrid conditions of the immigrant laborers nevertheless. Tensions really rise when the Alderton Sentinel and Julie take on a more aggressive role to reform these awful conditions. The book takes a turn when a devastating tragedy follows a truly shocking revelation.  Julie’s courage and strength are tested again and again. You will want to read late into the night to find out Will truth and justice win, or will Julie lose everything she holds dear?


Catherine Marshall (1914-1983), “The New York Times” best-selling author of 30 books, is best known for her novel “Christy.” Based on the life of her mother, “Christy” captured the hearts of millions and became a popular CBS television series. Around the kitchen table at Evergreen Farm, as her mother reminisced, Catherine probed for details and insights into the rugged lives of these Appalachian highlanders. Catherine shared the story of her husband, Dr. Peter Marshall, Chaplain of the United States Senate, in “A Man Called Peter.” A decade after Dr. Marshall’s untimely death, Catherine married Leonard LeSourd, Executive Editor of “Guideposts,” forging a dynamic writer-editor partnership. A beloved inspirational writer and speaker, Catherine’s enduring career spanned four decades and reached over 30 million readers.

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Like Arrows movie Soaring Onto Big Screens Nationwide for Two Nights This May plus a giveaway #LikeArrows #flyby @flybypromotions #giveaway #sponsored


It can be a challenge to find family friendly movies these days. Get ready for a good one coming up this spring though...no worries. We all know the challenges of work and family and Like Arrows hits the target literally. You can find this wonderful movie I was fortunate enough to preview at over 800 theatres in the USA. It is an inspiration to any parent that struggles on a daily basis to maintain the balance and relationship with family and children in this busy world. "Like Arrows" stars Alan Powell ("The Song"), Alex Kendrick ("War Room," "Courageous") and newcomer Micah Lynn Hanson. It was directed by Kevin Peeples.

"Like Arrows" will debut in movie theaters nationwide for two nights this May. Charlie and Alice begin to lose relationships with each of their children as work and realities of everyday life consume their time. "Like Arrows" focuses on the power of a family to shape the next generation as they turn to their faith after all else has failed. Like many families, conflict and rebellion can pop up when least expected. Charlie and Alice experience this in Like Arrows with the added challenge of resentment. Charlie and Alice are forced to adjust their parenting strategy. They are surprised to find effective, life-long solutions that were closer than they imagined. Like Arrows explores the joys and many heartaches of parenting. The movie unfolds over a long journey of 50 years. During the movie, Charlie and Alice discover the power of family, and learn that knowing and living by God's word is the most important key to parenting with purpose over time.

Fathom Events and Collide Media Group partner to present this unique event in U.S. cinemas on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 at 7:00 p.m. local time (both days). Audiences will also experience an exclusive panel discussion featuring Alex and Stephen Kendrick, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and Bob Lepine after the event.

Tickets for "Like Arrows" can be purchased online by visiting Family Life Ministries or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 800 select movie theaters.

You can check out Like Arrows right now online and get a little peek right now. 

Don't forget to enter to win my giveaway for two movie tickets to Like Arrows below. Good luck!

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up for hair and brows @Influenster @ClairolColor, #ColorConfidently #Contest #Complimentary

Thanks to Clairol and Influenster for sharing this new product with me complimentary. I work out, I eat super clean, I do it all but one thing I have no control over is the gray hair. It is eternally frustrating. It seems like I have those hair appointments for touch ups faster and faster to cover the gray and it is a challenge to keep up. I am a mama with a busy career and family. Of course I keep up with all the most trendy and hip styles but who can keep up with covering that gray? Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up is a brand whose mission is to offer innovative solutions to unique hair concerns for women like you and me. They understand that sometimes we need fast solutions that keep us looking gorgeous even when time is at a premium. Clairol has a high-performance range of easy-to-use hair care products that you can find right online or in the stores for easy shopping. I love that Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up has professional-formulas that I can access without the necessity of a beauty license or any kind of hullabaloo.

I had the opportunity to try out Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up through Influenster. This is an innovative root touch-up powder product that provides quick and easy gray root coverage. It is fast and simple and it stays on until I wash it out. I like that the sleek container is small enough that I can stash it in my luggage for business trips but there is plenty in there. Sometimes products have only a few applications and that really is not time saving for me. I love it--this powder will last for several months.

The product is a powder so it can blend seamlessly with your hair color and brows. The result is that I know I see a very a natural-looking finish. If you travel for business like me or just have a hectic week at home or in the office, this is the easy solution.  Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up totally saves me stress, time and money too. I no longer get anxious if I can't get right into the salon for a touch up appointment. I know I can wake up, do my makeup, put on a bit of Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up and be on my way to my clients.  Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up lets me truly extend the life of my hair color.  Clairol Clairol Root Touch-Up is easy to use.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Generation Good Seventh Generation Free & Clear Laundry Detergent Packs Sample @seventhgen #sponsored

Disclosure: I received samples of Seventh Generation Free + Clear Laundry Detergent for free. 

I recently received a packet in the mail with two Seventh Generation Free+ Clear laundry detergent Pack samples to try and share with a friend. I was excited to try Seventh Generation Free + Clear laundry detergent and the samples I received made it easy. One of the best things about this laundry detergent is that it is a safer choice. It has no dyes, optical brighteners or fragrances to cause skin problems. Just clean and fresh clothes even in cold water! I tried the laundry detergent pack in my household for one load. I received the solid packs, but it also comes in a liquid formula. It worked well for my colored clothes. They smelled just clean without fragrance or chemicals. My clothes came out clean and fresh and there was no residue or scent. My hubby was so happy he asked me to add it onto our weekly shopping list. He is a scent-free just of a guy. These are great if you prefer unscented detergent or have allergies.


Do you or someone in your family prefer clean clothes without any kind of scent? Sometimes scent can be quite irritating to skin. In the winter, my family is so much more susceptible to itchy, dry skin and even eczema. It can be very annoying and bothersome. Detergents like this excellent option from Seventh Generation really help us out for a few reasons. This plant-based formula is tough on stains without fragrances, dyes or artificial brighteners.  It gets our dirtiest dirties all fresh and clean from the hubby's Ultimate Frisbee sweats to my icky sweaty gym clothes. Think about it. Now you can get a clean you can trust that is made for sensitive skin. 
 
The best part about this sampling is that I was able to share my second packet with a friend. Ellen was excited to try this since she always does wash on the weekend. Her son has super sensitive skin and she told me that he liked the way shirts did not smell and there was no issue with itchy skin. All set, next week we will pick up a bottle. Try it and let me know what you think.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe would be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."