The Choice Movie & Visa Giveaway

Have you read The Choice? I’ve read many Nicholas Sparks books. If you want a great romance book that will probably make you cry, then he is the author to turn to. Not only is the love story always a good one, but the coastal, southern scenery that usually is the background of his novels makes me want to have my toes in the sand again. I haven’t read The Choice yet, but I’m excited to!

The Choice

The Choice movie

The Choice movie opens in theaters on February 5th.

When feisty medical student Gabby Holland moves in next door to perennial ladies’ man Travis Shaw, they embark on a surprising romantic journey neither imagined possible. Travis has always believed a serious relationship would cramp his easygoing lifestyle, while Gabby is preparing to settle down with her long-term boyfriend—until an irresistible attraction between the unlikely couple upends both of their well-planned lives.

Are you a Nicholas Sparks fan?

I’ll always recommend reading the book first!

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The Choice book and movie.

WIN $25 Visa eGift Card!

plus The Choice Book, Bookmark & Sea-Shell Wind-Chimes! 

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This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Lionsgate. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Links may be affiliate. The giveaway will end on Feb. 15, 2016 at midnight MT. Winners will be drawn via widget. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the widget.

Educational Building Toys & Why They are Great {Giveaway!}

Using blocks are fun, especially when we have a variety to choose from. We also know that it keeps the kids busy for awhile (yes!), but let me give you a few reasons on why educational building toys are great and the skills they develop as they learn.

Strength & Coordination

It gets those muscles moving and builds up strength in fingers and hands as they stack up or pull apart, plus increases eye-hand coordination when they fit them together.

Teaches Vocabulary

Kids develop new words as they learn to describe sizes, shapes, colors, positions, and plans.

Math & Science is Taught

They learn math skills by grouping, adding, subtracting and even multiplying with blocks. With science they are studying gravity, balance and geometry by figuring out how it all works.

Imagination

Being creative is a big part of building. No two masterpieces ever have to be the same and each time they play something new is discovered.

Cooperation for All Ages

Even adults like blocks and they can get down to a toddlers level and enjoy themselves. I personally love seeing my boys work together – the 13yr old teaching the 5yr old.

Why Building is Great

Right now the project on the table (literally!) is the Air & Water Power Experiment Kit where they are learning physics by building two different air-and-water-powered systems: water-jet propelled cars and hydro-pneumo (which simply means air pressure and water pressure) powered engines.

They can construct up to 15 different models including a truck, excavator, radar car, tank, antique car, helicopter, motorbike, backhoe, rocket car, forklift, roadster, propeller plane, grinder, and cutting machine. So fun, right?!

Assessment Services, who makes this toy and other fun ones too, believe’s in the importance of hands on learning. They are one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of educational manipulatives. Their learning tools are designed with educational enrichment in mind.

Why Building is Great - Kid Skills

A rocket ship for the helipad on top of the fire station? Why not! The boys used Brackitz. These are really cool and unique blocks that connect every which way. The pieces can rotate and be turned at any angle, but the fun part is they move and swivel. They have wood ones too so you can choose!

Add more and more pieces to your collection as time goes on. Soon they’ll be building houses taller than themselves!

What do your kids love to build?

Visit Brackitz.com and Assessment Services for more fun building toys!

Brackitz

WIN Brackitz + Thames & Kosmos Air & Water Power! (ARV $60)

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I received these items for my post to share with you. All opinions are my own. The giveaway will end on February 10, 2016 at midnight MT. Winners will be drawn via widget. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in US and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the widget.

Sweet Treats for Valentine’s Day {YumEarth & Starbucks} Giveaway

My favorite day in grade school was Valentine’s Day. I loved passing out my valentine cards as much as I liked receiving them. I remember the containers we used to make to hold them in. So fun!

I’m starting to prepare for P’Diddy’s Kindergarten party. He will be passing out YumEarth Organic Gummy Bears to his friends! Each individual pack is perfect size and there aren’t too many candies in each so you can’t feel bad for how much they will get!

YumEarth Valentine

Just the word Organic makes me feel better, but then when you hear they are made with real natural fruit extracts and are non-vegan with authentic pork based gelatin, you know you won’t find better gummies anywhere.

And let me tell you they taste GOOD – not rubber like most gummies taste to me.

P’Diddy would eat them for every snack if I let him. It is always his first choice!

Gummy

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Happy Valentine's Day Giveaway

WIN $5 Starbucks & YumEarth Organic Gummy Bears 40count!

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I partnered with YumEarth for this post who sent me these items for review. All opinions are my own. The giveaway will end on February 8, 2016 at midnight MT. Winners will be drawn via widget. Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and they will have 48 hours to reply before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to anyone in US/Can and you must be 18 years of age or older. Giveaway not affiliated with Facebook & I release them of liability. Winner will be posted in the widget.