Shelly's Bits and Pieces

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Say a Prayer for Chefy Please!

Hello everyone!

Sorry that I have been MIA!  My hubby, aka Chefy, has been in the hospital and I am not sure when he will be released!  He has an infection in his blood stream and they are giving him IV antibiotics to bring his white cell count down.  He also has cellulitis in his right lower leg and it is now very painful to the touch, and also for him to be able to walk.

If I owe you a review, it is coming!  We live in a small town and Chefy is in the hospital about 45 minutes away.  I am running back and forth between home and family to the hospital and my hubby.  As I am posting this, it is almost 1:30 AM and I am just settling down for the night.

Please pray for my healing for my hubby and pray for strength and traveling mercies for me.  God Bless You All!


Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Under the Sea Bible Review & Giveaway #FlyBy #UnderTheSea

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.

Chefy and I feel that every child should have his/her own Bible.  There are numerous copies on the market, but one that really caught my eye is the Under The Sea Bible by Zondervan.  It is beautiful!

The Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV (New International Readers Version) is a perfect gift for children ages 6 to 10. Themes of underwater fun and sparkling fish grace the interior of this wonderful children’s Bible. The outside is covered in foil and sparkle. The interior has color inserts featuring whimsical underwater scenes with themes of God’s care and love for each of us and all of creation.

If you have a child that loves sea life, this is the ideal Bible for them.  The colorful cover and illustrations remind us of the movie Finding Nemo.  This Bible has a beautiful page where you can document the presentation of the Bible to your child, it has a dictionary, and also a page which tells you where to go for certain Bible stories!  All of our kids loved this Bible and I am sure yours will too!

You can buy this beautiful Bible at
Barnes & Noble:
Family Christian Stores:

One Lucky Shelly;s Bits & Pieces reader will win their own copy of the Under The Sea Bible.  Simply enter on the Rafflecopter form below!  Please note: 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, 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.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Refresh Your Space with Renuzit Sensitive Scents Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:  The Renuzit brand provided me with samples of Renuzit Sensitive Scents in exchange for a product review. However all the opinions expressed here are my own.

One of the most important things to me is to have a pleasant smelling home.  The only problem I have is that sometimes some of the candles, scented oils and sprays we use can be a little overwhelming.  Kat an I both had childhood asthma and although it is not currently active, sometimes breathing issues get triggered by air fresheners.  I am so excited that Renuzit has solved that problem!

Renuzit Sensitive Scents are now available.  They are designed to provide a long lasting fragrance without overpowering a sensitive nose.  The Sensitive Scents are available in an adjustable cone, scented oil, and trigger spray.  They currently come in three wonderful scents.

• Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber: Enjoy delicate floral essence with the crisp freshness of cucumber.

• Pure Ocean Breeze: No matter how far you live from the ocean, you can still relish in this light and airy scents.
• Pure White Pear & Lavender: Savor the succulent combination of sweet pears and lavender.

All of the scents are wonderful!  I received an adjustable cone in the Pure Water blossom and Cucumber scent and it is pure heaven.  Kat grabbed it and it is now keeping her teenage bedroom smelling fresh.  Our scented oil sample came in the Pure Ocean Breeze scent and it is helping our craft room and laundry area remain fragrant.  We received the Pure White Pear & Lavender scent in a trigger spray and I love using it in the living room and in our bedroom.  Renuzit Sensitive Scents has changed the way that I freshen the air in my home.

Want a chance to try it for yourself?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below and 2 lucky Shelly's Bits & Pieces readers will win a coupon for a free (up to $5) Renuzit Sensitive Scents product!

The Young Messiah Movie and AMC Movie Ticket Giveaway #TheYoungMessiah

Disclosure:  Movie Tickets will be provided for me in exchange for this post.  Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.  All opinions stated are honest and my own!

Chefy and I have been very excited about the wonderful Christian movies that have been coming out in theaters recently.  The Young Messiah is one that we really have wanted to see.  It is in theaters NOW!    Never heard about The Young Messiah?  Check out the trailer below!

About The Young Messiah:

The Young Messiah is not just a story about Jesus. It’s the story about Jesus and his family. Heading into this film the producers knew this was a fresh take on Jesus and the Holy family. The filmmakers quickly realized Mary and Joseph faced many of the same problems as parents today.

As parents we are always face with difficult decisions on what's best for our children. Share with your readers a personal parenting story from your family of a difficult decision you made that was in your child's best interest. Share the importance of doing the right thing rather than the easy thing.

Inspired by Scripture and rooted in history, this story imagines a year in the boyhood of Jesus.

Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story about the childhood of the Savior for the whole family.

When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His early years, He turns to His parents for answers. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to its Creator? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?

Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the extraordinary journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem – where His true identity and profound destiny are revealed.

Follow The Young Messiah on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Check out the App below:

Check out the App and let me know your thoughts on it!  We are very excited to see the movie, and I think this movie trailer will excite you too!


One lucky Shelly's Bits & Pieces reader will receive a pair of AMC theater tickets so they can go see the Young Messiah.  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below.  Please note: Each household is only eligible to win 4 AMC Movie Tickets (2 for you and 2 to giveaway) via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Chris Tomlin's New Song and Music Video: "Good, Good Father" & Giveaway Announcement

Disclosure:  I will receive a gift for posting about this song, giveaway and video.  All opinions stated are my own!

My faith is very important to me. Although I have a personal relationship with God, I never hesitate to share my thoughts with others. One of the ways my family shares our faith is by music. We sing and we also love to share new songs that speak to us. Chris Tomlin has a new song, and video, and it is wonderful. Good, Good Father has to be our favorite new music find. Check it out below: 

We all have a picture of who we think God is. When we get down to the foundation of what we believe, the truth is that God is exactly who He says He is – a good, good Father.

You can download this song from itunes by clicking this link-->

You can also enter to win a Fly Away to see Chris Tomlin at Worship Night in America by entering here:

We have entered for our chance to win, so why don't you?  Tell me what your thoughts are about this song, Chris Tomlin, and the video! 

Monday, February 29, 2016

Chuggington: Delivery Dash at the Docks DVD Review & Giveaway

Disclosure:  We received a free copy of this DVD to facilitate our honest review.  Receipt of the free DVD did in NO way alter our opinion.  Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment.

Ever since I was a child, I loved trains!  I have passed this love of trains down to my kids who love them as much as I do.  We take rides when we can, we play with trains and watch Chuggington.  Now, there is a new Chuggington DVD we can watch!

A special delivery of traintastic fun is coming down the tracks for young trainees all across the country this season with “Delivery Dash at the Docks,” the newest release in the much-loved “Chuggington™” DVD collection. The brand-new title from Anchor Bay Entertainment contains six standout episodes from the fifth season of the top-rated Disney Junior series as well as trainloads of exciting bonus features. The DVD features two new characters, Daley and Skipper Stu, and is available with a very special Daley collectible toy train from TOMY™ to give preschool fans and their families even more to honk their horns about! “Delivery Dash at the Docks” moved full steam ahead to retail nationwide on February 23, 2016.

In “Delivery Dash at the Docks,” Koko is thrilled to be spending the day training with Chuggington's new express delivery engine, Daley. Together they pick up and deliver important packages all around Chuggington, frequenting the bustling docks where Skipper Stu, Chuggington’s new Dock Master, is loading and unloading the ship. Through their engaging adventures, Koko, Skipper Stu and all the Chuggers learn the importance of patience, paying careful attention to detail and teamwork!

·         Delivery Dash at the Docks Special
·         Sinkhole Rescue
·         Cormac Patrol
·         Trainee Camp
·         Tour Guide Harrison
·         Delivery Challenge

DVD Bonus Features:
·         Badge Quest Episodes: Buddy Badge and Follow the Leader
·         Character Montages: Olwin
·         Coloring Pages, the long-trusted source for family-friendly media reviews, reports: “Now this is what good children’s entertainment is about! The stories are terrific, the characters are delightful, and the animation is awesome!”

For additional “Chuggington”-themed adventure, fans can visit the Amtrak Exhibit Train Tour as it travels across the country. For more information visit:

About “Chuggington™”
“Chuggington” is a contemporary, action-based, energetic and vibrant CGI series for children ages 2-5. The series follows the adventures of three young trainees – Wilson and his friends Brewster and Koko – as they ride the rails and take on exciting challenges that test their courage, speed and determination. Along the way, and with help and support from a strong community of engines and people, they learn positive values and new skills that empower them to become the best trainees they can be. Further information is available at

Our thoughts:
Little man loved this DVD.  The episodes are really cute and they teach good lessons.  Chuggington is one TV show I know little man can watch and I don't have to worry about what he is learning.   When not watching his Chuggington DVDs, little man watches it on Disney Junior!  Chuggington: Delivery Dash at the Docks came with a limited edition toy train and that was a huge hit.  That train has traveled with use ever since the DVD arrived.

Would you like to win a copy of Chuggington: Delivery Dash at the Docks for your little Chugger?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below.