Giveaways, Reviews

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Tyler Perry’s Higher is Waiting was released today,  November 14, 2017! I had just added it to my reading list when my copy arrived. Being from the South, I was intrigued by Perry’s memories of life in New Orleans. Higher Is Waiting journeys through Tyler Perry’s life while describing his relationship with God.

Each chapter offers reflections, Bible verses, and positive reinforcements. It is refreshing to read about a highlighted Hollywood mastermind that shares his spiritual journey.

Official Description

An intimate book of inspiration by one of the great cultural icons of our time
Higher Is Waiting is a spiritual guidebook, a collection of teachings culled from the experiences of a lifetime, meant to inspire readers to climb higher in their own lives and pull themselves up to a better, more fulfilling place. In this intimate book, Tyler Perry writes of how his faith has sustained him in hard times, centered him in good times, and enriched his life.
Beginning with his earliest memories of growing up a shy boy in New Orleans, Perry recalls the moments of grace and beauty in a childhood marked by brutality, deprivation, and fear. With tenderness he sketches portraits of the people who sustained him and taught him indelible lessons about integrity, trust in God, and the power of forgiveness: his aunt Mae, who cared for her grandfather, who was born a slave, and sewed quilts that told a story of generations; Mr. Butler, a blind man of remarkable dignity and elegance, who sold penny candies on a street corner; and his beloved mother, Maxine, who endured abuse, financial hardship, and the daily injustices of growing up in the Jim Crow South yet whose fierce love for her son burned bright and never dimmed. Perry writes of how he nurtured his dreams and discovered solace in nature, and of his resolute determination to reach ever higher.
Perry vividly and movingly describes his growing awareness of God’s presence in his life, how he learned to tune in to His voice, to persevere through hard times, and to choose faith over fear. Here he is: the devoted son, the loving father, the steadfast friend, the naturalist, the philanthropist, the creative spirit—a man whose life lessons and insights into scripture are a gift offered with generosity, humility, and love.
In celebration of this great release, I will be hosting a giveaway! Please share on social media!
The giveaway is for 1 copy of Tyler Perry’s Higher Is Waiting.
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Reviews

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Lionsgate’s The Gospel of Luke was released on October 17, 2017, and has been intriguing audiences in the past weeks. The narration of the Luke’s perspective on the events surrounding Jesus’ life, has been praised by  religious scholars. The movie paints a beautiful picture of the Gospel of Luke. Though not rated, the 205 minute film, is suitable for the whole family.

I highly recommend this beautiful film that will captivate your family for years to come. I think it’s a great movie to watch during the seasons of Advent and Lent when our focus should be turned even more to Jesus and His life.

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DESCRIPTION
Following The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Mark comes the third installment in the renowned Gospel film series, The Gospel of Luke, arriving on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand October 17 from Lionsgate. The third book of The New Testament comes to life for the first time with a truly unique, word-for-word adaptation that uses the gospel narrative as its script. Shot on location in Morocco with consultation from expert theologians and biblical scholars, and produced by the Lumo Project, The Gospel series was given the Dove Faith Friendly Seal for 12+.

OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS
The Gospel of Luke, more than any other, fits the category of ancient biography. Luke, as “narrator” of events, sees Jesus as the “Savior” of all people, always on the side of the needy and the deprived. Narrated in the NIV by British actor Richard E. Grant and in the KJV by Sir Derek Jacobi, this epic production — featuring specially constructed sets and the authentic countryside of Morocco — has been critically acclaimed by leading religious scholars as a unique and highly authentic telling of the Jesus story.

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I’d love to hear what you thought of the film. Also, what Advent and Lent traditions do you celebrate? Comment below!

XOXO

Danielle

 

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.
Happiness Project

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Fall is my absolute favorite season! For me, it’s more transitional than the new year resolutions we set in January. It’s a time to stop and inhale the crisp, Autumn air and renew my spirit. It’s a time filled with family, snuggles, and stories around the fire.

Fall reminds me that there is season for everything. And this season is for renewal and rejuvenation. I hope this Fall Bucket List finds you on a front porch enjoying the falling leaves and a warm cup of apple cider.

 

Fall Bucket List

Enjoy this free printable! What is your favorite fall tradition?

XOXO

Danielle

Giveaways, Happiness Project, Reviews

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In today’s society women and young ladies are bombarded with negative body images along with images of scantly clad women that most strive to recreate. Unfortunately, we often forget that fitness is not just to look great in the mirror, but it is a reflection of how we treat ourselves and our bodies as temples.

We should be nourishing our souls, minds, and bodies with positivism. Michelle at Faithful Workouts has developed a wonderful fitness system that supports one’s soul, mind, and body. Faithful & Fit is a membership based at home system that features uplifting and spiritual articles on a weekly basis.

Watch a detailed review HERE!

Features

  • Weekly motivational e-mails featuring scripture and inspirational articles
  • Variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced workout videos
  • Weekly meal plans
  • Weekly grocery lists
  • Monthly challenges
  • Facebook support group

To celebrate this wonderful program that will support thousands of women and young ladies, I am hosting a giveaway for a FREE one year membership.*

And if you’re not lucky enough to win, then try a FREE 14-day trial.

Looking for more information? Check it our here!

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I received a complimentary one year membership to Faithful & Fit in order to provide an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Giveaways

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 With fall quickly approaching, what better time to win a $150 Target shopping trip to get all the necessities and a few special treats. Good luck!

GIVEAWAY DETAILS

Prize: $150 Target Gift Card

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 10/6 and is open worldwide. Winner will be notified via email.

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Reviews

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Is the Bible true?

Patterns of Evidence was originally released in 2015 and explores the credibility of the Bible with commentary by several Christian scholars.

The quality of the production was of the highest and offered a very intriguing perspective of several stories from the Bible. The documentary takes the audience on a 12- year journey, using animations, with well-known archaeologists: Israel Finkelstein, Kent Weeks, and David Rohl.

While some may not agree with filmmaker Timothy Mahoney, Patterns of Evidence will intrigue viewers on both sides of the debate about the Bible’s credibility. There were some debatable and not covered in great detail opinions about the Exodus, but overall the documentary is a great addition to your wealth of information or a great school assignment for students to study various perspectives.

If you’re interested in purchasing or viewing the documentary, watch the following trailer or visit the website. For less than $3, you can watch it on Amazon or Vudu!

Reviews

Recently, I have been working on improving my morning self-care routine that normally consists of me hitting snooze so many times that I throw on a little make-up and head out the door–late, of course! HSI sent me a professional flat iron so that I could review it. The HSI Professional 1″ Flat Iron has made it so easy to straighten or curl my hair each morning in less than 10 minutes.

The ceramic heat plates warm within seconds; you can adjust the temperature from 140-450 degrees Fahrenheit. The iron is so sleek that your hair, no matter how nappy, will not get snagged while straitening or curling.

If it couldn’t get any better, you will receive a curling glove and velvet storage bag–perfect when getting ready at the gym and needing to throw it into your bag still warm.

I only have one complaint–the temperature and on/off buttons are located between the two ceramic plates making it difficult to make adjustments while warm.

Check out this wonderful product with the link below!

Glider Ceramic Flat Iron

Or on Amazon

XOXO

Danielle

Freebies, Teacherisms

As we enter into July, I am approaching my 7th year of teaching. I began my career teaching English Language Arts and Reading, but after three years I made the switch to 7th Grade American History. When I began teaching history, I just knew that I was going to incorporate my love for ELA into my new classroom, as it was pertinent to meeting the new standards. One feature I brought from my ELA classroom was the Interactive Notebook system for organizing classroom notes and activities.

Interactive Notebooks (INB) allow students to create a personalized textbook. INBs can be used in just about every subject area.  As I begin planning for the upcoming year and throughout the year, I will be providing freebies that I have created to make my life easier in the classroom! Today, I am offering a basic table of contents that can be used for any class. If you’d like me to personalize the table of contents, send me an e-mail at chicandcluttered@gmail.com.

Here are some helpful hints when printing or copying pages for your INB:

  1. Print two pages on one sheet.
  2. Or copy/print at 80%

This ensures that the pages are the perfect fit for Interactive Notebooks!

Looking for other classroom inspiration, check out my Teacherisms page!

Please follow me on social media to receive notifications of other freebies!

XOXO

Danielle

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Summer Spa Sweepstakes (End July 18, 2017)

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Bed Bath & Beyond Daily Instant Win Giveaway (Ends August 31, 2017)

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Soma’s Summer Sweepstakes (Ends July 23, 2017)

Steamy Kitchen HP 14-Inch Notebook Sweepstakes (Ends September 29, 2017)

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Le Creuset Utensil Giveaway (Ends August 6, 2017)

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Hexclad Pan Giveaway (Ends July 19, 2017)

Okabashi $25 Gift Card Giveaway (Ends July 31, 2017)

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SoundFloat Giveaway (Ends July 17, 2017)

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INOAR Vegan Collection Giveaway (Ends August 5, 2017)

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$50 See’s Candies Gift Card Giveaway  (Ends July 20, 2017)

Zebra Pens Back To School Supplies Prize Pack Giveaway (End July 31, 2017)

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Reviews

Bath Bombs are all the craze right now, so I was super excited to try Cute & Young Bath Bombs with a discount.

Cute & Young did a fabulous job with the packaging of the 6 bath bombs. Each bath bomb comes individually wrapped and labeled. Each scent is described in an additional brochure.

Sweet Dreams 

Blend of Lavender, Chamomile, Sunflower & Sandalwood Oil, it produces a relaxing & calming effect, and helps in release of natural melatonin for better sleep.

Lush Life 

Blend of Black Pepper & Eucalyptus Oil offer warming & stimulating effect that invigorates your senses & prepares you for a wonderful evening

Get Lucky 

Blend of Sweet Orange Oil & Bergamot Oil

Don’t Worry 

Blend of Peppermint oil, Rosemary Oil & Juniper Oil

Feeling Good 

Let the blend of Palmarosa, Rose & Ylang Ylang Oil uplift your mood.

Fix You 

Blend of Ylang Ylang, Lavender, Rosemary & Eucalyptus Oil works like an antiseptic, anti-inflammatory agent, helps prevent infections & bacterial growth, and helps overcome depression

Unfortunately, all the bath bombs smell alike to me. All have an overpowering scent of Ylang Ylang, which is great for anxiety, but not necessarily what I want to smell every time I bathe. It could be that the bath bombs need to be separated to ensure the integrity of each scent.  But for a going price under $20 for 6 bath bombs, you can’t beat it!

They would make great gifts for Mother’s Day, birthdays, and Christmas!

Get them here amazon.com/gp/product/B01N5A39SM

Happy Shopping!

XOXO
Danielle

 

***I received this product using a discount to provide an honest review. All opinions are my own.***