Shelly's Bits and Pieces

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

LEGO FRIENDS: Girlz 4 Life Blu-ray Giveaway #GIRLZ4LIFE Ends 2/10

Disclosure: Warner Bros. Home Video provided me with some of the materials I used in this Blog Post/Giveaway. The opinions I share are my own.  No monetary compensation was received!

There are few things as important in life as your friends. No matter how old you are, your friends are there to help you when you’re down, support you when you make mistakes, and be your rock when the going gets tough.

The new movie, LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE, is all about friendship, trusting yourself and standing up for what’s right no matter what the cost. All set to an awesome rock soundtrack you’re going to love! Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea as they learn that fame isn’t important, it’s your friends that count!

LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE brings to life (in animated form) the LEGO construction based toy LEGO® Friends. LEGO ® Friends invites girls into a universe, Heartlake city, and inspires them to use their imagination to build and role play their own stories with fun-loving relatable characters.

Check out the App!
• Grab your pop star microphone because it’s sing-along night! Click the play button to watch the special sing-along music video for Girlz by L2M.
• Listen to the song High Tops by L2M and click to watch the “Meet L2M” video that introduces the next girl-pop power sensation.
• Download the “Girlz 4 Life” Activity Pack and to unlock your inner pop star! Kit includes Selfie props, a “Spot the Difference” game, making the Band DIY pop star instruments, Friendship Card and more!
• Click on LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE Blu-ray Combo Pack for a link where the film can be purchased!

True Friendship in the Glamorous World of Pop!

Join Olivia, Stephanie, Emma, Mia and Andrea, as they learn about friendship, fame and pop star fun in Heartlake City.

The girls’ friendships are tested when mega pop star Livi comes to Heartlake City. When our friends’ hit song “Girlz” is stolen by Livi’s manager, it’s time for a cunning plan.

As the girls try to tell Livi the truth about her latest hit single, they all learn that fame isn’t everything and sometimes friendship is the most precious thing in the world.

Own LEGO® FRIENDS: GIRLZ 4 LIFE on digital HD 1/19 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD 2/2

Also be sure to visit the official L2M website to stay updated with all things L2M!

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Monday, January 18, 2016

PASSION Salvation's Tide Is Rising Album Review & Giveaway #PassionSTIR #FlyBy

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.

We love listening to Christian music, as I have said before. I am still learning about all the different artists and the different types of Christian music.  Our most recent find is the new PASSION album, "Salvation's Tide is Rising."

About Salvation's Tide Is Rising:
This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill.  It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.  Release Date is January 29, 2016.  

Track List:

1.  Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker & Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill 

About Passion albums:

Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City".  Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5. 

About The Passion Movement:

The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God.  From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others.  Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. 

Our thoughts:
Chefy and I really enjoyed this uplifting cd.  The title song is one of my favorites on the album.  It really touched a place in my heart.  Salvation's tide should be rising!  This world is filled with hate, pain and struggles.  We need to strive for salvation and remember to let go and let God!  It you are looking for a cd that makes you feel good and think, this one is for you!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Relaxing and Clearing My Mind by Coloring

When I was a child, I loved to color.  I constantly had crayons and coloring books with me and it was my favorite past time!  I never outgrew that childhood favorite either.  Through my teens and early 20's, I would color with the children I babysat.  Over the years, I colored less because all the coloring books seemed to be designed for small children and the paper was too thin.  I continued to color with my daughter, but I always hoped that I would find something that was more adult oriented.

I was thrilled when the first adult coloring books started to hit the market.  I bought one from Amazon and grabbed some coloring pencils, gel pens and BIC ultra fine markers.  Every evening before bed, I would color for a little while and I realized that all my worried just melted away.  No longer was I thinking about everything I had to do, the dirty dishes, the laundry, or the bills.  I just allowed the creative juices to flow.

Most of my coloring books are purchased from Amazon, but I have also found some at Walmart, Michaels and AC Moore.  I prefer the books with Mandalas and busy pictures.  My favorite books have their pictures printed on one side of the paper only, but I still have 3 or 4 books that are double sided.  I use color pencils ONLY on the double sided books.  The single sided pages are colored in a mixture of everything.  I pull these out of the book to color them, or I place a piece of paper behind it and color it in the book.

Have you joined the adult coloring craze?  What do you like to do to relax?  Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Loving Target Cartwheel Savings!

My college roommates used to laugh at me about using coupons, but they never hesitated to enjoy the fruits of all the hours of labor I put in to cutting, filing, and finding deals!  I continued to use coupons after I got out of school and got married too.  I became a stay at home wife and mother when I was laid off from my job in 2004.  Initially I was unable to find another job in our small town, so I decided that my job at that time was to save my family money on everything we buy.  I got even more serious about my couponing, and Chefy was thrilled at the savings.

When I was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease, and other health issues, I was able to continue to be a stay at home mom.  Through lots of ups and downs, we have been able to maintain a comfortable way of living because of the coupons I collect and the deals I find.

Lots of people have been saving money using apps and digital coupons on their smart phones.  I don't have one of those, so I always was left in the dark.  Several months ago, some of my friends started talking about the deals they get at Target using the Cartwheel App.  After researching it more, I found out that they have that App for my Ipad!  I was so thrilled.  One of my friends pointed out that there was a coupon to get 50% off Archer Farms Spiral Sliced Ham.  The regular price is $2.99/lb, and I was thrilled to check it out!  Our target was showing the hams at $1.29/lb, so we didn't think we would get any more savings....We were happily mistaken!  Our hams rang up half of the reduced price!  We got these hams that had originally been over $22 for less than $6 each!!  We bought 4!  The deal was supposed to end tonight, but it has been extended to the 16th!

If you enjoy ham, and a good deal, sign up for Cartwheel and run to Target to get your super cheap ham and lots of other good deals too!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

My Guilty Pleasure -- Lip Sync Battle

We usually don't watch a lot of TV, unless it is a sporting event, but I have to admit I have a guilty pleasure.  I LOVE to watch Lip Sync Battle which airs on SPIKE on Thursday nights at 10 pm,  The celebrities look like they are having so much fun on stage, and the crowd really gets into it.  I have really enjoyed each and every episode since the beginning,  The Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vs Jimmy Fallon was hilarious.  Just watching The Rock lip sync and dance to Shake It Off (by Taylor Swift) was awesome.

Here is the trailer from the episode tonight!!  Check it out!
The new season started tonight and it was Channing Tatum vs Jenna Dewan Tatum and I think it might be my favorite so far!  Channing Tatum dresses as Princess Elsa and as Beyonce and it was wild! I cannot wait to see who appears this season.

Have you seen Lip Sync Battle?  If you have, who was your favorite performer?  If not, what is your guilty pleasure?