Bloggers Wanted - Summer Heat Giveaway Hop (July 5-20)

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from July 5-20, 2015

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Out of the Box Creations for Father's Day

Disclosure: I received product at no charge in exchange for my honest review.
Dads are tired of neckties for Father's Day gifts! Check out this fabulous All About Dad customized picture frame from Out of the Box Creations. Each of our three kids (ages 20, 20, and 24) gave me a four phrases that they feel describes their dad, to personalize this amazing personalized frame for Father's Day. When I showed it to my husband, he was visibly moved and got all choked up about it. It's a gift he will certainly treasure forever!
This personalized frame measures 8"x8" and comes with a wooden dowel so you can perch the All About Dad Frame on any table or shelf. It's beautifully crafted and is available in a choice of two color schemes. Out of the Box Creations will send you a proof for your approval before final printing. They'll even format a photo you provide them to fit into the frame at no additional cost. I was really impressed at how quickly my frame arrived and even more impressed with the quality.
Out of the Box Creations offers many beautiful and meaningful custom handmade gifts that are perfect for any occasion. Check out all their keepsake gifts including trays, pillows, clocks, frames, books, puzzles, shadowboxes, and much more. Show dad how much you appreciate him this year with a gift that will truly touch his heart!
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Giveaway! $300 Cabela's Gift Card from Coupons .com #CabelasGiftsForDads

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Father's Day is coming soon and it's time to start searching for the perfect gift for your dad and maybe those other important men in your life too! When I was growing up, my dad took me camping and fishing all the time. He helped me catch my first fish in Hannibal, Missouri, which was the inspiration of the childhood town for the story of Tom Sawyer. I even remember that our tent was set up right near a railroad track and a train came through overnight, scaring us all awake. My memories of him being with us in the great outdoors are the ones I remember most fondly.
While my husband doesn't care much for fishing or camping, he certainly loves to grill. He can make amazing steaks. We've made outdoor memories with our own kids and hope they will remember them fondly now that they are grown. We had to leave our old grill behind when we moved, so a new grill is definitely on his wish list! His previous one was a gas grill, so this time I'm thinking he'd love the Cabela's Magnum Pellet Grill. I love when he makes dinner on the grill because that means I get a break from cooking dinner. Using a grill is also a great way to make food for a large family gathering, so when all our kids come to visit we can make more cheeseburgers and memories.
Cabela's understands how important dads are and they have a fabulous selection of gifts that are perfect for the guys in your life, especially those who love the outdoors. Get incredible savings at Cabela's on quality outdoor equipment from Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 21. Cabela's Father's Day Sale offers discounts on great gift ideas like grills, sleeping bags, fishing rods, optics, and much more.
Stuck on ideas for your dad? Cabela's has created a Father's Day Gift Guide for the outdoorsy dads - hunters, shooters, campers, fishermen, boat captains, and even the family head chefs. Cabela's has you covered with gift suggestions that will make 2015 the year your dad remembers. Stop by the Cabela's Father's Day Sale to show the man who taught you how to catch a fish, pitch a tent, shoot the target, or grill a hamburger, just how much you appreciate him! Check out Coupons .com for great Father's Day Deals!

Psst: Great Father's Day sale starts June 4 through June 21, Father's Day. Also, don't miss Free Shipping on clothing and footwear - $49 min starting June 4.

Enter to win a $300 Cabela's Gift Card from Coupons .com!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Open to US/Canada residents ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on 6/12/2015. Good luck!

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Michael W. Smith's Video Release + Giveaway #SkySpillsOver #FlyBy

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Michael W. Smith has just released "SOVEREIGN!"
Go check out the video now HERE!

The video is amazing and I cannot wait to get my hands on the CD by Michael W. Smith. He is one of my favorite Christian artists and he's sold over 3.5 million CDs. This CD features these songs: You Won't Let Go, Heaven Come Down, Miracle, Sky Spills Over, All Arise, You Are The Fire, Christ Be All Around Me, Sovereign Over Us, Hide Myself, The Same Power, I Lay Me Down, and The One That Really Matters (Featuring Kari Jobe). I've already heard Heaven Come Down on my local radio station and love it. He is going on tour this year and will even be cruising the Caribbean. You can get more information and sign up on his website to go with him!

Here’s a quote from Michael W. Smith on the video:
"I’m really passionate about the song SKY SPILLS OVER. It was fun creating it in the studio and I’ve been overwhelmed at the response it gets when we perform it live every night. My son Ryan is a really talented filmmaker so I always enjoy working with him on a project. But what made this project even more special was that 3 of my own grandkids were in the video. This video was a lot of fun to make. I hope people enjoy it!"

Win a copy of this amazing CD!
To enter, just fill in the giveaway form below. Giveaway is open to US/Canada residents ages 18 and older. Giveaway ends on June 4, 2015. Good luck!

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.
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.

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Giveaway! $25 Family Christian Gift Certificate - Unoffendable by Brant Hansen

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In Brant Hansen's book, Unoffendable, he purports the idea that we, as Christians, should all learn to be Unoffendable. He says that by making an effort to not be offended at things others do, we can all improve our lives. By choosing to be forgiving instead of offended, it releases the stress, anxiety, and anger we tend to harbor towards those who have wronged us or others by their words or actions.

One example that I noticed popped up again and again throughout the book is the issue of drivers on the road who drive as though the road belongs to them alone. I used to get angry at drivers that darted out in front of me to cut me off, but as I've grown older I try to be more graceful and assume they must have somewhere important they have to be, such as the hospital for the birth of their first child or perhaps they are late for a job interview after being unemployed for a year and their car wouldn't start. In doing this, I'm choosing not to be offended by their actions, releasing me from the anger at being cut off.

There are many more examples in the book, but the premise is that we all do things that offend others, whether it be our clothing choices, parenting reactions, or sometimes nothing at all. If we all chose not to be offended (or surprised even) by things others do, we'd all live in a better state of mind. The author also broaches some really convicting issues, such as injustice and righteous anger, but still urges the ideal of being unoffendable in a unique way that really makes a lot of sense to me.

Brant Hansen has a wonderful writing style - witty, provocative, and conversational. Rather than giving Christians yet another checklist of things to do, he encourages us to learn to let go and let God be the judge of other's actions. In doing so, we're practicing grace and mercy, and living in a state of gratitude, instead of attitude. Unoffendable is about 200 pages long, and is an excellent read.

Grab your copy at Family Christian!

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Giveaway! $50 Walmart Gift Card Plus #FightAcne Twitter Party 6/18

Acne is something many of us dealt with as teens but a lot of people are still dealing with adult acne also. For women it can be tough because of all the constant changes in our bodies and hormones. I had some acne as a teenager and it drove me crazy. Now that I'm in my 40s, I think I should be totally done with it. But, occasionally some acne will pop up and it's usually when I have someplace important to go. If you've been dealing with your own personal acne battle we're inviting you to join the #FightAcne Twitter Party on June 18th at 1pm Est Sponsored by illuMask. We’re also giving our lucky readers a chance to enter our #FightAcne giveaway below.

The Party is open to US and Canada, so let's make this a great turnout!
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Date: June 18, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Sponsor: @illuMask

Open To US & CAN

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Giveaway! The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide

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One in eight women has a thyroid disorder, and many of them don't even realize they do. A smaller number of men also have a thyroid disorder. Familiarize yourself with the symptoms of thyroid dysfunction and contact your doctor for a simple test. This list of symptoms comes from The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide, Understanding and Managing Thyroid Disease by Dr. Nikolas R. Hedberg and Danielle Cook.


Hypothyroidism (when the body produces too little thyroid hormone):
  • Unfreshing sleep, fatigue
  • Depression, anxiety
  • Weight gain, inability to lose weight, water retention
  • Dry and itchy skin, dry brittle hair, dry brittle nails
  • Hair loss, eyebrow hair thinning
  • Voice deepening, hoarse voice
  • Headaches, muscle aches, cramps
  • Cold intolerance, cold hands, cold feet
  • Low sex drive
  • Depressed immune system, chronic infections, slow wound healing
  • Constipation, digestive problems from low stomach acid
Hyperthyroidism (when the body produces too much thyroid hormone):
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating at rest
  • Headaches
  • Weight loss
  • Increased appetite
  • Anxiety

Did you know that I suffer from Hypothyroidism? I was diagnosed about ten years ago by my doctor, after I complained about how tired I was all the time. My doctor did a simple blood test and then prescribed Synthroid (levothyroxine sodium tablets), which is commonly prescribed for the condition. I take one pill every day to help balance my underactive thyroid. It doesn't "fix" all my symptoms, because I still suffer from many of them, such as hair loss and the aggravating inability to lose weight, but it does synthetically balance my thyroid hormones.

The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide is an invaluable resource for me. The first part of the book describes the basics of the thyroid, such as how the thyroid works, as well as information about the different ways that thyroid dysfunction can affect different parts of the body. The Guide also covers thyroid management, including information about medications, surgery, and lifestyle modifications. Most important for me, is the chapter on a Balanced Thyroid Diet, because a change in diet helps to improve many of my symptoms. This chapter is followed by an entire section of 150 Thyroid Recipes that include common ingredients that help to heal the body.

For the most part, a person cannot completely heal from a thyroid disorder, but there are many things those of us who suffer can do to manage the disorder and improve our symptoms, which in turn improves our quality of life. With nearly 400 pages of valuable information, The Complete Thyroid Health and Diet Guide is a book I reach for time and again. Visit Robert Rose Books to see their incredible line of publications!
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