Friday, August 18, 2017

MINNIE’S HAPPY HELPERS DVD Review #ad

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of the DVD to facilitate my honest and unbiased review.  No monetary compensation was received.

The Happy Helpers are on their way!

Summer is quickly coming to an end and I have been trying to provide the kids with some fun new activities and DVDs to watch.  Our summer has not been the most exciting because I have been spending a lot of time helping take care of my grandma.  With the start of school being less than 2 weeks away, I am trying to make these last two weeks memorable.

My family consists of Disney fanatics!  We love all the characters, but the girls and I hold a very special place for Minnie Mouse in our hearts!  The first stuffed character that Kat ever received was Minnie Mouse, and I carried that tradition on with the other girls.  When we were offered the chance to review Minnie's Happy Helpers, we jumped at the chance.

Here is a bit about the DVD:

When Minnie and Daisy aren’t racing around Hot Dog Hills, they’re helping their friends with fun, odd jobs as The Happy Helpers. And no task is too big or too small for them to tackle! With a quick spin in their Turn-Styler, the Happy Helpers are ready for anything that comes their way. Whether they’re babysitting an egg that’s about to hatch, planning the perfect luau for a client, or fixing London’s Big Ben just in time for tea, Minnie and Daisy are ready to go the extra mile, with a song and a smile!

Release Date: July 25, 2017
Ratings: TV-Y (US); G (CE/CF)
Run Time: Approximately 77 minutes (including bonus episode)
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Widescreen (Enhanced for 16x9 Televisions)
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
Languages: English & French
Subtitles: English SDH, French & Spanish

Episodes:         Egg-Xasperating!
                        Happy Hula Helpers!
                        Tea Time Trouble!
                        Happy Birthday Helpers!
                        Bed, Breakfast and Bungled!
                        Gone Fishin’!

Bonus Episode: Teed Off!

Our Thoughts:

The girls and I really enjoyed the DVD.  Since it is over an hour in length, it did take multiple plays for us to watch the entire thing.  Pickle and Pistol chose different episodes as their favorites, but both agreed that it was AWESOME!  The episodes are set up for the Disney Junior crowd, but even Kat and I enjoyed watching them,  They were not too "babyish" as Pickle was worried about.  This DVD includes a FREE exclusive customizable Happy Helpers Chart too!

Due to circumstances beyond my control, this review is late.  The good news is that this DVD has already been released!  If your kids are Disney fans, we recommend this to them!  This is a wonderful way to spend time with your kids and give them something special to watch!


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Swagbucks - Aloha Code Extravaganza (US) #ad

Disclosure:  I am posting to share Swagbucks earning possibilities with you.  I am only compensated if someone joins under my link!



Are you ready for an island getaway? Want to relax and soak up the sun while the waves lap at your feet? Swagbucks is having an Aloha Extravaganza, which is one of the easiest ways to earn SB! What are SB you ask? SB are points you earn on Swagbucks, a website where you can get gift cards for the things you do online - I've gotten free Delta Airlines tickets with Swagbucks! These are the best days to start!

It takes place Wednesday, August 16th starting at 7am PDT and goes until 5pm PDT! All you have to do is look out for the Swag Code notifications, enter the code, and you earn SB (which can be redeemed for gift cards)! There will be 6 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 40 SB!

Look out for the Swag Codes all over Swagbucks!

Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!

Monday, August 14, 2017

All Saints Movie Info & Ticket Giveaway #AllSaintsFlyBy #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 view a trailer of this movie and received movie tickets in exchange for this review and post.

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.

  • Genre: drama
  • Rating: PG
  • Run time: 1:48:00
  • Recommended ages: 10 and up
  • Release date: 8/25/17
  • Studio: Sony AFFIRM (Sony Pictures)

My grandma refuses to go to the movie theater anymore.  She always tells me that there are no decent movies out there, because they all want to show nastiness and be filled with "ugly talk."  A few months ago I started hearing some talk about a new Christian movie that would be hitting the theaters in August.  My interest was peaked and I had to learn more about it.  That movie is All Saints, which is being released on August 25th.


The first thing that caught my attention about this movie is the fact that it is based on a true story.  I watched the trailer and it really got me interested.  There is one part in the trailer that really hit me.  The Pastor states, "I had only 12 people in the church today and the old man says, "Jesus had 12 people.  He done all right.  Didn't he?"    That spoke volumes to me.  I just can't wait to see this movie!

Make sure you check out the official film site (http://www.allsaintsmovie.com/) where you can buy tickets, access video, photos, downloads, news, theaters and more.

Check out the trailer and let me know what you think.  One lucky Shelly's Bits and Pieces reader will even win 2 Fandango codes so they can get to see the movie for FREE!  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!  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.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Swag Luau Team Challenge - US #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.




Put on your lei, enjoy some Slack-key guitar, and get ready to eat some Kalua Pork, because Swagbucks is holding a Luau Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, August 14th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, August 11th!

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting August 14th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.  

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, August 18th at 2pm PT and will expire on Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm PT.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Get $20 when you sign up for Hulu through Swagbucks #ad

Disclosure:  I am posting to share Swagbucks earning possibilities with you.  I am only compensated if someone joins under my link!



If you're a TV lover, Hulu has an offer through Swagbucks where you get $20 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $12 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here's how you do it:

1. Click this link.
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes. You must be a first time Hulu member to receive SB for this offer.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of September. So that's $20 (2000 SB) for trying Hulu plus your $3 (300 SB) bouns, which gets you 2300 SB, which means you make $15 total for trying Hulu!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Swagbucks Back To School Sale! (US Only) #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.




Through September 8th you'll get double cash back (in the form of SB points) or more when you shop for Back to School essentials at your favorite retailers through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for trying school-related products and services. Then you can take all the SB points you earn and use them to get gift cards and PayPal cash!

Click here to see all of the deals they're running, and if you sign up through me during this sale you'll get $10 for making your first purchase! That's in addition to the normal SB you get for your purchases

Friday, August 4, 2017

Back to School 2017 Collector's Bills

Disclosure:  I am posting to share Swagbucks earning possibilities with you.  I am only compensated if someone joins under my link!



As everybody gets ready for Back to School, Swagbucks has a bonus for you in the form of Back to School Collector's Bills!  "Collector's Bills" are special designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more!

Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search starting Monday, August 7th through Sunday, August 13th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:


  • 4 SB
  • 6 SB
  • 9 SB
  • 11SB
  • 18 SB
  • 26 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

Swago: Back to School Shopping Edition #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing!




If you still haven't done your back to school shopping, here's a way you can get paid for finding a great deals for your back to school needs.
   
Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!

Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):


  • Shop Swago will begin on Monday, August 7th at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • The game ends Thursday, August 10th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus. 


Also, if you sign up through me this month, you'll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the "Swag Ups" area of "My Account"

Thursday, August 3, 2017

NICHOLE NORDEMAN’S “EVERY MILE MATTERED” CD Review & Giveaway Ends 8/9 #Everymilemattered #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.

Nichole Nordeman became known to me when I was offered the opportunity to review "The Unmaking" CD in 2015.  I fell in love with her music almost immediately and she has become one of my most favorite singer/songwriters.  Chefy and I love contemporary Christian music and we were thrilled to get the chance to review Nichole Nordeman's new CD, "Every Mile Mattered."  This CD is wonderful.  I have tried to choose my favorite song, but I honestly love them all for different reasons.
The title track, "Every Mile Mattered"  speaks directly to my heart!  The road I have traveled in my life has been full of ups and downs, rough patches and freshly paved straightaways, but every mile mattered and made me into the woman I am today!  Check out the video below and see for yourself!


If you want something more upbeat, check out "Listen to Your Life"!

I cannot say enough good things about this CD!  It spoke to my heart!  Nichole has a book coming out on August 22 titled, Slow Down, which reminds us to embrace the everyday moments of motherhood, and I cannot wait to check it out.  You can pre-order this book by clicking on the underlined title above!

You can follow Nichole via her Official website - http://nicholenordeman.com, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. You can purchase her music through ITunes, Spotify and Amazon.



1. Every Mile Mattered 2. You're Here 3. Dear Me 4. No Longer 5. Lean 6. Hush, Hush 7. Listen To Your Life 8. Beautiful Day 9. Sound of Surviving 10. Anywhere We Are 11. Slow Down (feat. Pepper Ingram)

Would you like to win a copy of this awesome CD?  Simply enter on the rafflecopter form below!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Swagbucks - The August Referral Bonus (US) #ad

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post.  I receive SB for sharing.




It may almost be the end of Summer, but you can still earn big bonuses at Swagbucks, a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 9/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over $1200 so far and have redeemed for Delta Airlines Gift Cards, Amazon, and so much more!