Monday, September 29, 2014

The Magical World of Sebella book Review and Giveaway!

The Magical World of Sebella - Legend of Halloween book Review and Giveaway!

*GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*
 Are you looking for the perfect Halloween book for your kids?  Look no further than The Magical World of Sebella!




We loved this book!  The adventures of Sebella (what a cool name!), her brother Drac, and their friends and family have an awesome time in the second in the book series of Sebella.

We totally we enchanted with this book. Author Thea Berg does an amazing job painting a colorful canvas of Halloween and Sebella's adventures!  It is so exciting and any child or adult that loves a great Halloween story would love this book!

 Author Thea Berg is so talented... the characters are awesome and the story is so much fun. If you love Halloween you will certainly want to have this one in your collection! Great book!

You can find it on Amazon here

Author Thea Berg is generously giving away 5 copies for 5 lucky readers! 
So, to enter, just follow the instructions below!

For each entry, leave a comment! Do any or all!

Like The Magical World of Sebella on Facebook!

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This giveaway begins September 29th and will end on October 27th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Thea Berg  . Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
Thea Berg generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to Thea Berg for providing me with a book to review; review was my opinion only.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Limited Edition Halloween Box - Julep

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Beth's Add A Bow Review and Giveaway! *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*

Beths Add A Bow Review and Giveaway!

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Alright, so ya'll know that I love products that I will go back and order more of....  Beth's add a Bow is totally one of those shops.

I received a GORGEOUS Halloween bow, and I cannot rave about it enough!

 How crazy adorable is this??

Look at the little accent bow!!!  The little details to this bow are CrAzY cute!


The assortment of ribbons are perfect. The right amount, the right colors, and a great design!

 And the clip is perfect!  It is non slip and so well made.


I love Beth's Add A Bow.  There are so many styles of bows to choose from.  Like Disney Princess Inspired Bows, Monster High Inspired Bows, LaLa Loopsy Inspired, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, along with all Holiday styled bows!


Be sure to get your bows ordered for the Holidays before the rush begins! (hey, they offer free shipping on orders over $25 too!! Just use code FREESHIP25 at checkout!)



Ready for the giveaway?!
Beth's Add A Bow is giving away one of their amazing bows!  One winner will be surprised at the bow that Beth's Add A Bow is going to be sending their way!

To enter:

1(mandatory entry)Visit Beth's Add A Bow and let me know what you love! 


2 (mandatory entry) "Heart" Beth's Add A Bow  on Etsy! (all other entries are optional, but give you more chances to win!) *These two entries are mandatory*


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This giveaway begins September22nd and will end on October 20th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Beth's Add A Bow  . Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
Beth's Add A Bow  generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to
Beth's Add A Bow  for providing me with product to review; review was my opinion only.

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Lovely Little Bow Shop Review and Giveaway! *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*

 Lovely Little Bow Shop Review and Giveaway! 
  *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*



I am so excited to share with you this great shop!  They far surpassed my expectations! 

 

 So excited!  It was wrapped up all pretty when we received it. I think it is so important to make sure it looks nice when opened. It's that "touch" that really makes it feel special!



 Here is the fabulous shirt we received. And.. Oh My Goodness!!  Isn't it SO cute and perfect for Halloween??!!




 Seriously, so many perfect touches, I couldn't be happier!




 I LOVE how delicate this shirt is!!  The quality is SPOT ON!  This shirt is amazing soft!


 And the matching bow... how cute is this?!  I LOVE IT when a shop offers the matching accessory.  It makes for the perfect outfit!


 And clean, little details add so much!  Very beautiful job!




 Lovely Little Bow Shop offers so many great items. Be sure to check them out for you Halloween accessory needs!  They also have many other adorable things...  I especially love the Barbie shirt, the Minnie Ears Onsie, and the Ballerina Hairbow!!


Lovely Little Bow Shop is generously offering a shirt to one lucky winner!

So, to enter, just follow the instructions below!



1(mandatory entry)Visit Lovely Little Bow Shop  and let me know what you love! 


2 (mandatory entry) "Heart"Lovely Little Bow Shop  on Etsy! (all other entries are optional, but give you more chances to win!) *These two entries are mandatory*


3 Pin this on Pinterest(use the button below!)
4  Follow Mountain Laurel by GFC

5  Follow me on Twitter (link up above in right hand side of blog)
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This giveaway begins September17th and will end on October 15th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Lovely Little Bow Shop  . Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
Lovely Little Bow Shop  generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to
Lovely Little Bow Shop  for providing me with product to review; review was my opinion only.


Luce Accents Review and Giveaway! *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*

Luce Accents Review and Giveaway!  
 *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*



Are you having a Halloween party or just love decorating for the Halloween holiday??!!

Then you need to check out Luce Accents!!




Isn't this Halloween wreath fantastic??


Or how about this one....





Isn't this BOO wreath adorable?!


And she also offers garlands!


Doesn't this just make terrific Halloween decor!



I received a garland to review...





It is perfect!!  So well made, and I LOVE the colors!!  This is going to be such a statement piece at Halloween. I really, really like that this "glows" Haha! Such a cool product!!



I love the spiders! Such a nice touch! My kids think this is the coolest Halloween decoration!  They immediately plugged it in and ooo'd and ahhh'd over it.

It's a must check out shop... They also offer Thanksgiving and Christmas items!!


Would you like to win a coupon code for this amazing shop??  Yes!

Enter to win a 15% coupon code for Luce Accents!

 To enter, just follow the instructions below!

1(mandatory entry) "Heart" Luce Accents  on Etsy!
2 Follow me via GFC
 *These two entries are mandatory, please complete these two first*
 
3 Follow Luce Accents on Instagram: luceaccents 



This giveaway begins September17th and will end on October 15th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Luce Accents. Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
Luce Accents generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to Luce Accents for providing me with product to review; review was my opinion only.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Caliphia Review and Giveaway *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*

Caliphia Review and Giveaway 

 *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*


Caliphia is an amazing Etsy shop that offers fantastic hair pins and statement bracelets.

I received a set of hair pins and a bracelet to review and I must say... I love them!!  If you are looking for something to add to your wardrobe, check them out!  Caliphia offers not only holidays, but styles for every day looks!


Aren't this bobby pins awesome?!  The work awesome and add a ton to your look for Halloween!


This is great!  What a cool idea - I love this bracelet! It is slightly chunky (but not too much to the point that it eats my wrist! haha) and it is surprisingly light weight for how well made it is.


Isn't this adorable!  It's so awesome!!  Such a statement piece!



Love the clasp on this!  It holds tight and looks great!

Get yours ordered before the Halloween rush begins! 


How would you like to win a  set of Pumpkin Bobby Pins of your own to show off your Halloween spirit?!



It's easy!  Enter below for your chance to win this gorgeous prize!

1(mandatory entry)Visit Caliphia  and let me know what you love! 


2 (mandatory entry) "Heart" Caliphia  on Etsy! (all other entries are optional, but give you more chances to win!) *These two entries are mandatory*


3 Pin this on Pinterest(use the button below!)
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5  Follow me on Twitter (link up above in right hand side of blog)
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7 "TWEET" about this giveaway
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This giveaway begins September15th and will end on October 13th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Caliphia  . Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
Caliphia  generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to Caliphia  for providing me with product to review; review was my opinion only.

Livie Q Review and Giveaway *GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*

Livie Q Review and Giveaway 

*GoUliSh GiVeAwAyS!*


Alrighty.... as an avid Disney fan I am loving Livie Q!  I was so excited to find a shop that embroidered beautiful Disney inspired Halloween shirts!








How COOL is this??  Pumpkin Minnie!!



 The stitching and embroidery is awesome!




How perfect is this?? 



Here is part of the name... it is perfectly embroidered.
(it has been shortened in the photo for privacy)



 Livie Q offers so many different Halloween shirts... like Jack Skellington, Minnie Mouse, and a Pirate!   But also offered are many different princess shirts, birthday shirts, and super heros too!! 

I love these shirts! They will be totally fantastic for the holidays, and every day that we need a special outfit!!
Be sure to get yours ordered before the Holiday rush!

 
Livie Q is generously giving away a shirt of choice to one lucky reader! 
So, to enter, just follow the instructions below!
1(mandatory entry)Visit Livie Q  and let me know what you love! 

2 (mandatory entry) "Heart" Livie Q on Etsy! (all other entries are optional, but give you more chances to win!)
*These two entries are mandatory*


3 RePin this on Pinterest(use the button below!)

4  Follow Mountain Laurel by GFC

5  Follow me on Twitter (link up above in right hand side of blog)
6  Follow me on Pinterest (link up above in right hand side of blog)

7 "TWEET" about this giveaway (use the button below!)


This giveaway begins September 15th and will end on October 13th (12:00pm EST)! Open to US only. Giveaway prize will be mailed by Livie Q  . Mountain Laurel not responsible for prize receipt. Winner will be chosen using a random number generator.Winner must respond within 48 hours of winning email day/time. Please make sure a valid email address is attached to your entries so I know who to message in case you are the winner!
Livie Q generously provided the giveaway prize. Thank you to Livie Q for providing me with a shirt to review; review was my opinion only.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A Bride In Store Review

A Bride In Store Review


A Bride in Store is the second in the Unexpected Brides series by Melissa Jagears. For me, this series just keeps getting better!



I really enjoyed A Bride in Store.  The main character of Eliza, is an amazing woman. She is strong, kind, and determined.  When she leaves her home to become a mail order bride her life takes an amazing turn in which she could have never imagined.  Lovely characters abound in this book which is set in the late 1800's. Finding a connection with the main characters, Eliza and Will, is so easy.  They are so relate-able.  I love their stories of hope and love!

I highly recommend this book. I love historical romance books, and this one certainly is a great one!


*Thank you to Bethany House for providing me a copy of A Bride in Store for reviewing purposes. The review is my opinion only.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday







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Monday, September 8, 2014

Lake Eola Park

Lake Eola Park


We decided to take an afternoon and spend the day at Lake Eola to walk and see the swans!  The weather was perfect; granted it was hot, but there was a lot of shade, so it really wasn't bad at all.




Look at this little beauty! 





Beautiful fountains and walkways!




 The kids loved this one!  Just chillin' and eating some grass.



Such a gorgeous view!  


Really nice way to spend an afternoon in the summer!


*The review is purely my opinion when my family visited here. (pictures are from our trip). I was not financially compensated for this post. Please do not copy, print, crop or alter this image in any way without contacting me first. Thanks!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

PSA for Get Covered America

I am sharing the following PSA on behalf of Bloggin' Mamas, who is working with Element Associates, the Ad Council and Get Covered America to raise awareness about the Health Insurance Marketplace and the financial assistance available. #GetCovered #TakeCareChat September 3rd, 2014 at 1pm EST More than half of all uninsured Americans can get covered for under $100 a month. And 4 in 5 people, who have already signed up, got help paying for their insurance. The uninsured are exposed to significant financial risk from medical issues, accidents or emergencies. Even young and healthy individuals are at-risk. One trip to the emergency room for a broken arm or a bad ear infection could cost thousands of dollars. Open enrollment is set to begin again in the fall, but special enrollment is ongoing. As with other elements of the health care law, many of those eligible for coverage don't understand all the details. While the Health Insurance Marketplaces don’t open until November 15th, certain “qualifying life events” (like getting married, having a baby, adopting a child, moving, losing your current health insurance, losing insurance when you turn 26 if you were covered under a parent’s healthcare plan, losing insurance after graduation if you were covered under your college’s healthcare plan, and more) could allow you to get covered now. For more info and resources, please refer to the Get Covered America website: http://www.getcoveredamerica.org Here's an interactive Q&A session about “qualifying life events” and healthcare enrollment led by Annette Raveneau, the National Latino Press Secretary for Enroll America’s “Get Covered America” campaign: Disclosure: I am participating in this Bloggin' Mamas Social Good Campaign and sharing a pre-written PSA in support of sharing information to the public that will help them make informed decisions. Any opinions expressed are my own and not that of Bloggin' Mamas, Element Associates, the Ad Council or Get Covered America. I was not compensated by the Ad Council or Get Covered America for this post.

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Icingwood Chronicals Review and Giveaway

The Icingwood Chronicles Volume One Giveaway (9/18)
Book Overview The human population explosion and pollutants are slowly killing the dwindling Elven race. In desperation the remnants decide to fi nd another time frame in history more suitable to survival. They collectively create a rift in time and begin the difficult trek. Denril and Chellise, brother and sister, endeavor to lead their race to the safer time in the past. Chellise, pregnant by human rape, dies in childbirth but before she passes away makes Denril promise to care for her child, Chala. Chala is born with the greatest gifts from both her species; she is a scryer, healer and animal empath, but is shunned because she is mixed. When Chala scryes for others like herself, she sees Strafae, another half Elven young man. Together they have the power to save the Elven race, if they can overcome the evils of every society.

Check out Reviews 411 for a review about this exciting book full of Elven magic and adventure, then come back and enter the giveaway below for your chance to win!

 

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When Calls the Heart DVD Review

When Calls the Heart DVD Review

For starters, let me just say how much I loved the When Calls the Heart (Canadian West Series) by Janette Oke went it first came out to print!  I couldn't put the series down and was so excited when I heard that a dvd series was being made. 
 I finally got the chance to watch  When Calls the Heart and couldn't have been more happy.





It take the story of Elizabeth Thatcher and her teaching career though the beginning of her life as she embarks on her life's adventures.  Family, love, and faith all play a part in Elizabeth's life and lead her down a path of exploring life in the rugged Canadian west.



I highly recommend this movie! We enjoyed it immensely!


*I was not compensated for this review. Review was my opinion only.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wordless Wednesday







Wordless Wednesday













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Monday, September 1, 2014

Splash Math Review

Splash Math Review


As homeschoolers we are constantly on the lookout for cool new programs. I was super excited to get a chance to try out this online program.  

Math skills are so important and something we fit in to our daily routine. This website offers so many different aspects of math; really is all around learning fun!

  This is the 2nd grade program.  It's so colorful. I really like this as it adds to the fun!






It is really easy to use; not only can you read it yourself, but it reads the problem to you.  This is so important if you have a slower reader.  





Check out this measurement study program!  




And this time program.  So fun!






This little fun guy pops up and let's you know you got it right! Whoo Hoo!




Excellent for use of numbers!  


Overall we really like using this program!  It offers so many different math elements and is an excellent addition to our school day! I can see the difference already in what our kids are remembering.  Learning is so cool when it is fun!


Be sure to check out SplashMath!!  You can register for free!! They offer grades 1-5!




*I was not financially compensated for this review. I was however given the 2nd grade program to try. Review is my opinion only.