Thursday, April 25, 2013

Movie Review: The Rendering

The Rendering
Here's what says:
2002 NR 92 minutes
Sarah (Shannon Doherty) is a young woman who "takes back the night" and helps send her stalker (Peter Outerbridge) to jail. But even from jail, the deranged, obsessed man manages to torment Sarah relentlessly, framing her husband and threatening to ruin her life completely. Sarah soon realizes it may take extraordinary steps to finally end her nightmare. Is she up to the task?
My thoughts:
Not a bad movie, alot of twists and crazy happenings though. The movie had a good storyline concept, not sure it was pulled off to the best, but not bad.

The Christian Parenting Handbook Review

Are you a Christian parent struggling with how to raise your children to be more Christ-like? The Christian Parenting Handbook provides real life help for everyday struggles. This book provides strategies for parents to deal with all stages of your child's life.

The chapter titled: Consistancy is Overrated, touched me right off the bat. As a mom who's also busy with church work, a full time job, only 1 day off a week, some days I can not stick to a schedule. If God threatened to throw me in the Lion's Den with Daniel or flood the Earth and I couldn't get on the Ark with Noah, I would still not be able to stick to a solid set of rules or a schedule. Mind you, we do have rules, we do have a schedule, however if we decide to break from eating at the table and eat pizza in front of the tv once in a while, it's okay. God's okay with it and we should be too. Too much schedule, too much consistancy can sometimes overwhelm us all.
Chapter 7, Envision a Poisitive Future, showed me that we must help our children see a brighter future. Praise them, share God with them, help them to be motivated and they can create their own positive future.
In Chapter 3, we learn about consequences. Sometimes a child doesn't know what to do, just because you've told them to do something, doesn't mean they know how to do it. Before punishing your child, think of the consequences. Take a moment to show them how to do it correctly. Chapter 27 talks about disciplining each child seperately, not all children as a group. Punishments do not always need to be the same. Punish them seperately, individually. What a different way to think about that!

Finally, in reading this book, I learned so many helpful, handy tips on how to parent my children. Making meal times into something more, creating better relationships, helping our children, not hindering them.

Mark your calanders:

These special days could be important for you & your family.

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Here’s what the package includes:
The Christian Parenting Handbook electronic versions for iPad, Kindle, Nook or any mobile device ($29.97)
Say Goodbye to Whining, Complaining, and Bad Attitudes, in You and Your Kids Lesson #1 Complete Package including Lesson 1 on Video, MP3, Study Guide, and Children's Lesson. ($59.95)
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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Photo Offers 4/18

Here are a few photo offers:

Snapfish is offering a 20 Page Softcover 5×7 Photo Book for $1.99 shipped when you enter the code HPREWARD at checkout. You have until May 31st, 2013 to use this code.

Shutterfly is offering a FREE 5×7 Folded Photo Greeting Card or 5×7 Flat Stationery card (up to $2.09) when you enter the code CARD4U

Snapbox Review & Giveaway

I had the pleasure of reviewing SnapBox, they are a company that turns your smart phone photos into beautiful framed canvas. Each frame is matte black baked enamel finish on 100% real wood
These frames come in a variety of sizes, at a variety of prices to fit every budget.

    Frame Size                 Print Size                  Price
     5x5                               4x4                      13.29
     5x7                               4x6                      17.99
     8x10                         6.75x9                     26.65
     9x9                               8x8                      29.99
   10x13                             9x12                    36.99

* 5x5 & 9x9 prints are perfect for InstaGram photos!!

When my package arrived, I found this inside:

Sorry the photo isn't perfect, the lighting reflects alot!! Anyway, these canvas I chose turned out PERFECT!!
We didn't have a good recent family photo, so I chose to get 3 8x10's. One of my daughter, one of my son & a nice photo of me & my husband.
The photo I chose of my son, is one from some photos of him I took in his wrestling uniform. I love this photo & I think the print turned out terrific. (There is no glare on the actual print, it's the lighting)
The photo I chose of my daughter was her 1st homecoming photo. She looks gorgeous & so does this print! I just love it! (Again, no glare, not very good lighting)
The photo of my husband & I is one of the few good shots we have together. I think it turned out fabulous!! (Again, no glare, lighting)
Some facts about SnapBox prints:
Made to last the lifetime of the owner.
Care instructions: Keep indoors, out of direct sunlight, in normal temperatures & dust occassionally with a dry rag.
100% Satisfaction Guaranteed
Easy to order: Just upload your photo, choose your print size and order. Or, you can e-mail your photo to along with your print size & store or home delivery
E-mail Confirmation shows up in minutes with the look of your SnapBox.
Come ready to hang! or they stand alone on table and counter tops.
After receiving my SnapBox prints, I am amazed with their quality!! Here's another look:
I truly believe Snapbox's motto:
It’s the perfect print, at the perfect price!


 SnapBox provided me with the product to review, however, all opinions expressed are my own.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Here's what says:
2010 PG-13 101 minutes
Still single and worried about her biological clock, Kassie decides to pursue motherhood with the help of an anonymous sperm donor. But it turns out that the donor isn't quite as anonymous as she thinks.
My thoughts:
Jennifer Aniston is really a great actress! She's so good at making you believe she is what she is playing. The movie itself was funny, yet romantic. A great chick flick!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Purex Natural Elements: Review & GIVEAWAY!!

Today I finished up a bottle of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash. I've been trying this product all week on all sorts of laundry! First I tried it on sheets, which made it so if you closed your eyes and breathed against them, you'd feel like you were in the tropics, relaxing on the beach with a nice drink with an unbrella. The coconut and pineapple scents together are AMAZING!!
Some great facts about Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash:
*Hypoallergenic, dye-free formula for sensitive skin
*Fresh, nature inspired fragrance
*Packs the cleaning power of Purex with Dirtlift Action
*Optimized to perform in high efficiency or traditional washing machines
*Costs half the price of the leading brand
*Biodegradable formula promotes green cleaning practices
*Delivers the Bright, White Clean you expect from Purex
*Combines exotic fruit like pineapple & coconut with distant flowers for a vacation for your nose!
After trying out Purex's new Natural Elements Tropical Splash, I want each & every one of you to get a chance to try it out for FREE!! Thanks to Purex Insiders, I am able to offer you a chance to win one of three coupons for a free bottle of Purex Natural Elements Tropical Splash." rel="nofollow">a Rafflecopter giveaway

Purex gave me the opportunity to try this product, all opinions are my own.


Dying Young
Here's what says:
1991R114 minutes
Julia Roberts plays a modern-day Florence Nightingale to a wealthy young recluse (Campbell Scott) afflicted with a rare form of leukemia. During the time they spend together, nurse and patient begin to slowly fall in love. But the big question is, can their devotion weather grueling rounds of chemotherapy? And what if remission fails? Co-stars Colleen Dewhurst.
Julia Roberts, Campbell Scott, Vincent D'Onofrio, Colleen Dewhurst, David Selby, Ellen Burstyn, Dion Anderson, George Martin
Romantic Dramas, Tearjerkers, Medical Dramas, Romance
My thoughts:
I am a huge Julia Roberts fan! I love watching her movies, she captured my heart in Steel Magnolias. This time period, she must have done alot of similar character roles. She does this one just as well as the others though. I really enjoyed it. It made me smile :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

New Purex Glitter!!!

Purex has decided to release a new product this year that really kicks up the laundry spectrum a few notches!! I'm so excited that I not only got to know about this product, I get to try it too!! I just got it on Saturday and I can't wait to try it!

Have you personally ever wanted to be like the vampires in Twilight? Have you wanted your dress to sparkle when you spin around on the dance floor? Have you really wanted your wedding day or your prom night to really stand out? To be the prettiest, sparkling beauty in the room? Now, with  Purex's new Glitter, you can:

Facts about Purex Glitter:

Has Sparkle Action to really make you shine!
Washes out easily when your special event is over.
Along with providing sparkle, still washes out tough stains.
Has Clean Power.
Available in a store near you, sometime soon.

Here are a few ideas where Purex Glitter would be helpful:

Graduation Day, make yourself really stand out from the rest of the crowd:

Make the most of your wedding day, shining in front of your family & friends:

Finally, dress up your children's outfit before pictures or special days:

There are so many things to sparkle for, so many ways to use this new product! I'm really excited about trying this!! Let me know your thoughts!!

Purex provided the sample of their new Purex Glitter, I'll only be sampling it!