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 Welcome to August! Do you feel like July flew by too? School starts in my area in a matter of days, making this week the unofficial end of summer for many. If you’re looking for one last summer activity before the craziness of school and fall, read about Dreamin’ Wild, a true story of love and redemption for singer/songwriter Donnie Emerson. There’s a giveaway too!


Dreamin' Wild: A True Story of Love and Redemption! 



Noah Jupe and Jack Dylan


Time Life Music Giveaway 7 Winners

in , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, December 16, 2022

Happy Friday my friends! You know I love ending the work week with a giveaway if possible, so I happily teamed up with my blogging buddies with Review Wire Media to bring you this ultra cool Time Life Music CD/DVD giveaway with seven winners. 


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Time life music CD/DVD giveaway

 Can you feel the magic of the holidays yet? Even though most of my decorations are still in boxes awaiting this weekend, I’ve been playing Christmas music since mid- November, so when Lev3L Digital asked their bloggers if we’d like to watch a new Christmas special and host a giveaway, a Lauren  I happily said yes. Today’s is about the giveaway for a holiday CD (more on that in a minute, but mostly it’s about Christmas Under the Stars A New Christmas special from Lauren Daigle premiering Sunday 12/6 on BYUtv app.



Christmas under the Stars with Lauren Daigle


Have you ever started singing a song simply from hearing a word or phrase? I know I do! In fact, music plays a big part of my life with my husband as well. From going to concerts together, to sharing a new cool tune we’ve discovered, music has been a staple in our relationship for almost 30 years. When I was asked if I’d like to receive a complimentary board game called Spontuneous The Song Game to share with you, I happily agreed because I thought it would be a perfect gift for my husband and I thought you might be looking for a last minute gift idea for Father’s Day. Come check out this game for cool music loving Dads with me.


Great Father's Day Gift Idea!


Spontuneous: The Song Game for Cool Music Loving Dads

Win ALL IN CD by Matthew West

in , , , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, September 22, 2017
Happy Friday and happy fall everyone! Indian summer is in full swing this week here in the Nashville Tennessee area, but that won’t stop me from picking up pumpkins and gourds this weekend. While I’m driving all around town, I’ll be listening to this complementary CD I received from Flyby for today’s post and giveaway. I’ve been a fan of Matthew West for a while now, so I was thrilled to add his latest to my CD collection.



Win ALL IN CD by Matthew West

We love watching movies from a variety of genres, everything from Sci-Fi to Disney animations we will watch with an open mind.   In my opinion, having an open mind is necessary when reviewing any movie; most especially when the film is a un- rated independent film like Urban Hymn.  Thanks to my partnership with Level 33 Entertainment, I received a complimentary early screener copy of Urban Hymn to facilitate today’s review. No further compensation was provided. All opinions are my own.



Urban Hymn film review




Happy December and happy holidays readers! We are on a countdown to Christmas at our house and while we deck our halls, we have to listen to Christmas music. It’s tradition. I jumped at the chance to receive a complimentary copy of Amy Grant’s newest CD, Tennessee Christmas from my friends at FlyBy Promotions because I LOVE this song and I live in Tennessee, so I really do know about the tender Christmas’ Amy sings about. 




Tennessee Christmas CD by Amy Grant


Did you know that Amy recorded Tennessee Christmas when she was just 22? Crazy at this may sound; this beloved holiday classic was recorded in the summer of 1983! Fast forward to 2016 and Amy is still performing this song. I think you are going to love hearing it on her new CD too, which was recorded at her home in Nashville, Tennessee



This CD has a casual, warm laid back vibe that I love.  I turned it on while I’m working on my greeting cards and found it to be the perfect companion, so I know I’ll be adding it to my play list all season long.  All the warmth of family and friends gathered round’ comes through in track after track. I especially love Amy’s and husband Vince Gill remake of Baby its Cold outside. 


Here are the songs on Tennessee Christmas:

  • Tennessee Christmas
  • To be together
  • Christmas for you and me
  • Melancholy Christmas
  • December
  • White Christmas
  • Joy to the World (Amy says she’d never sung this song so slowly. I think you are going to enjoy that she did!)
  • I’ve got my love to keep me warm
  • Baby, it’s cold outside (featuring Vince Gill)
  • Christmas don’t be late
  • Still can’t sleep



Here’s a video of To be Together to get you in the holiday mood!








Share your Holiday Spirit with Amy Grant:




Amy Grant at home for a Tennessee Christmas (on her CD)



Have you got a video or photo of you surprising a loved one during the holidays? Amy Grant wants to see them, so upload a video, share a photo on Amy’s social channels and tag them #TNChristmasSurprise. Those chosen will be part of a compilation video that Amy herself will share on her large social media outlets!  Find Amy Grant here on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook





My Thoughts:


I will always love the original cut of Tennessee Christmas, but just like Amy, I understand growing and changing in your field. She’s not 22 anymore and that is reflected on this paired down, mellow collection. This is one of those CD’s that can unobtrusively play in the background while you visit with family and friends this holiday season, and I think that is exactly what Amy was trying to achieve with this one. I think you’ll like it! You can purchase Tennessee Christmas, learn more about Amy Grant and see her whole music collection by visiting here.




Win It:

Tennessee Christmas by Amy Grant CD


Thanks to #FlyBy Promotions, one lucky reader will win #TennesseeChristmas just in time for the holidays!  Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 



Terms:

No purchase is necessary to enter using the Rafflecopter form below.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners will be notified by email used on entry form and have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is not associated with nor endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, or any other social channel. 


Good luck and from our home near Nashville, Tennessee (where we enjoy tender Tennessee Christmases) to yours Merry Christmas and happy holidays!

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Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Tennessee Christmas from Flyby Promotions to facilitate this review and giveaway, all opinions and love of Christmas music are my own.

Busy. Our teens are busy kids! Which usually means parents are busy with our teens activities too. For instance, both my daughters are in choir and both enjoy doing theater when their schedules allow it. Both girls are involved in clubs, fundraisers, attending school related events (football games, etc.),  so free time during the week to just sit and chat is hard to come by. Today, I’m sharing three easy ways I’ve found I can still feel connected with my teens during the busy times.



Books and CD's help you connect with your teens



1. Read their books:

Young Adult, or YA books, are written with your 15+ teen in mind, but don’t let that stop you from reading them! Some of THE best books I’ve read this year came directly from my teen daughter. When you see your teen engrossed in a book, take notice. Better yet, ask if you can read it when they are done,  and then talk with them about the plot and characters as you read.  

Not sure where to start? Popular picks are: The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, the Divergent series by Veronica Roth, The Selection series by Kiera Cass- (start my daughter’s reviews here). The much anticipated Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and two by J.K. Rowling and our personal pick and hands-down favorite , The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.




teens and earbuds, this is what they do!



2. Listen to their music:

Most parents know this time all too well: You’re in the car with your teen, taking them to their after-school activity again.  They make small talk with you for five minutes, and then in go the ear buds and you’ve been tuned out. The same thing can happen when you take them out to eat. 

Keep the conversation and the fun going by inviting them to keep some of their Cd's in the car, then pop one in while you are driving them to their destination. Once you get to your destination, if you see those ear buds come out again, ask them who they are listening too. 

The point is to engage and connect in their world often!  Some of the best and funniest conversations I’ve had with my girls is talking about the lyrics to some of their favorite songs. Our top pick right now is “25” by Adele, followed closely by "Blurry face" by 21 Pilots. 




my teen helping me with work photos for a brand



3. Include them in your work:

I have the privilege of working from home. Both my businesses- blogging and Avon are businesses I work mainly from home, so my teens have gotten used to seeing me work on a daily basis. I’m inviting them in and keeping this part of my day open to connecting possibilities. They respect what I do and actually look for ways to help me.

Teens are plugged in to what’s in, what’s trendy and relevant to them which is invaluable to anyone in a marketing field. Which is why my oldest daughter didn’t mind helping me with a recent photo shoot at Toys “R” Us for a brand I was working with.

Asking your teen for their opinion on a related topic to your industry can be a great way to connect with them as well.  My teens know it's not all fun and lip gloss in my businesses because they see me doing the back office work too. We bounce ideas off each other often and they have opened up my eyes to a newer, fresher way of seeing the world. Why not show your teens what you so all day as well? Bring home an assignment to work on after dinner and ask them to check it out. 


There you have it! Three easy ways to stay connected with your teens. Try one or all three over the next week and you may see your teens in a whole new way, you may even score some cool parents points!


Please share in comments: How do you connect with your teen?  Do you use one or more of my strategies? 


I received the Hop to the Music pack as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.

I can’t fight this feeling --  I’m so happy spring is here! We did a lot of fun, spring activities this past week because my girls were out of school for spring break. We took a couple of day trips and our road trip music of choice was The Awesome Mix Tape Vol. 1 from Guardians of the Galaxy! 


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Have you seen the movie yet? My family and I loved watching it and all our favorite scenes were brought back to life just listening to the CD. We tried to envision where each song was in the movie, with pretty good results.  Whether you have seen the movie or not, if you love throwback 70s style music, you are going to love this 12-track CD! Some of the tracks you’ll enjoy are:

  • “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede
  • “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (note-this song wasn’t in the movie, but fits perfectly on this mix)
  • “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” by Elvin Bishop


On one of our lounge days, the girls and I popped in the Into the Woods CD. This 2-disc collection is simply enchanting! There are 34 tracks on CD 1 and 16 tracks on CD 2. Lots of great #Disneymusic to enjoy!


Disney, music, Into the Woods, Meryl Streep


It drew us into the story with its beautiful, sweeping melodies and the storyline was being expertly sung.  Almost too expertly, if you can imagine, because we haven’t seen the movie yet! Even though it was hard to do, we skipped around tracks to break up the story until we can see the movie.

Some of the songs you’ll enjoy on these CDs are:

  • “Prologue: Into the Woods” (Yes, Meryl Streep can sing, too!)
  • “Hello Little Girl”
  • “The Slipper Fits”



During an afternoon tea, we relived all the love and magic we felt when watching Frozen by popping in Frozen The Songs CD


Frozen, Elsa, Anna, Olaf, #disneymusic

All our favorite songs are on this 10-song CD and it had us dancing around our kitchen while we baked spring cookies. There’s…

  • “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?”
  • “Love Is an Open Door”
  • And one of my personal favorites: “Fixer Upper”


This CD comes with a poster on the back of the words too. Sure to delight any true Frozen fan!


Last, but not least we got in touch with our inner preschooler/kindergartener and listened to Disney Junior DJ Shuffle 2.  


#disneymusic, preschooler, doc mcstuffins, karaoke,


Even though this 30-track CD isn’t for my girls’ ages anymore, we had fun with it! We danced along to:

  • “Rockin’ the Right Note” from Doc McStuffins
  • “Play With Us” from Sofia the First
  • “Wendy’s Song” from  Jake and the Never Land Pirates

This CD boasts 4 instrumental karaoke songs too, sure to please anyone in the Disney Jr. crowd! You can learn more about the CDs I’ve shared with you today and many more Disney tunes, by visiting the new Disney Music Emporium



Win It!

Frozen, Into the Woods, Guardians of the Galaxy, Disney Jr. DJ shuffle 2


Thanks to the generosity of #DisneyMusic and #Enmnetwork, one lucky reader will win this fabulous 4 CD Disney music collection. CDs make perfect birthday gifts, or tuck one or two into an Easter basket for a special, non-candy treat! Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below.

Terms:
No purchase necessary to win. Open to U.S. residents 18+ years. My WAHM Plan not responsible for prize fulfillment. This contest is not associated with or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or any other social channel. 

Additional Entry Terms from #Disneymusic and #Enmnetwork:

If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner. 

Good luck!



I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network.  No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  This post may also contain affiliate links.



I can hardly believe that The Little Mermaid, that beloved Ariel, and all the under the sea characters are 25! I’ll admit it, 25 years ago; I wasn’t in to seeing a Disney animated movie at the theater because I was young and my kids were but day-dream’s. My love of this beautiful movie came years later when my oldest daughter was a toddler. She saw a commercial for The Little Mermaid on TV; and the rest, as they say, was history!


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CD Front Cover

My daughters love of Ariel and Sebastian was immediate and permanent. Watching our daughter delight in this movie at such a young age holds precious memories for us; so when I got selected to review the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection CD honoring The Little Mermaid, I was thrilled! As were both my daughters.


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CD back cover

About The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid CD with collectible book:

"The label honors one of the most beloved soundtracks of all time with the 25th anniversary release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid available today. The Little Mermaid collection features the songs and score from the film by Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman on Disc One, twelve work tapes and song demos performed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on Disc Two, and a collectible 20-page booklet. Also included are liner notes by Alan Menken, John Musker (Co-writer, Director and Producer, “The Little Mermaid”), and Chris Montan (President of Walt Disney Music)."



Isn’t the CD cover beautiful? The CD and the artwork in the collectible book are lovingly drawn by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios. If you watch Disney animated movies, you might recognize her style from movies like Tangled, Winnie the Pooh or Wreck- It Ralph. 

I will treasure this book filled with insights, ideas and facts on the making of The Little Mermaid, including the film, animation and musical scores!  


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Sneak Peek inside the collectible book

Here’s a cool fact I learned: The Little Mermaid was a milestone in Disney animation, being the first princess musical to be made at Disney since the 1959’s Sleeping Beauty! The book is filled with animation and includes lyrics so you can sing along with songs like Part of your World and Kiss the Girl. 



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The Little Mermaid 2 disc CD set

My daughters and I loved listening to the sweeping musical numbers on the CD and singing along to our beloved favorite songs. Now that my oldest is 15; we found it a little challenging to visualize where the musical scores aligned with the movie. We thought it would be fun to buy The Little Mermaid on Blu-Ray, turn down the volume and listen to the CD while watching the movie. 



We loved this beautiful Legacy Collection and invite you to learn more about it and all the Disney music located at the new Disney Music Emporium. You can visit them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter as well. 



The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid CD with collectible booklet is also available to purchase on Amazon if you’d like to add it to your collection it now.




Win It!
Thanks to the generosity of Disney music and New Media Entertainment Network, one lucky reader will receive one The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid CD with collectible booklet.  Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. 


Terms:
No purchase necessary to win. Must be 18+ years old and live in the United States. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize fulfillment. This giveaway is in no way endorsed affiliated or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This event will end on 12:00 AM (EST) 1/17/15. 
If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.


If you are between the ages of 1 and 99, you have probably heard Tony Award winner, Idina Menzel as the voice of Elsa in Frozen. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve heard her sing Let It Go, I would be a happy blogger indeed. So when the nice folks at One2One Network sent out a request for bloggers to review Idina Menzel’s Christmas CD, I hopped at the chance. Disclosure: I received a complimentary CD to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. This post contains an affiliate link to my Amazon account.



#IdinaMenzel Holiday Wishes CD


About Idina Menzel- We know her most recently as the voice of Elsa, from the super box office smash- Frozen, but Mrs. Menzel is a Tony award winning star of such Broadway hits as Wicked, Rent, Glee and If/Then. My daughters and I would have loved to see her in the starring role in Wicked, but can only dream that she will return to her Broadway career soon. In the meantime, we can listen to her sing some beautiful renditions of classic Christmas/Holiday hits on her new CD.


About Holiday Wishes: 

On this 12 track Cd, Idina teams up with Michael BublĂ© for a cute duet of Baby its cold outside. And Mr. Kenny G makes a special appearance on Idina’s rendition of White Christmas. While both these songs are special in their own right, I loved that Idina added When you wish upon a star to her Holiday Wishes CD. 


Songs in order of appearance on Holiday Wishes:

  1. Do you hear what I hear?
  2. The Christmas song
  3. Baby its cold outside
  4. Have yourself a merry little Christmas
  5. All I want for Christmas is you
  6. What are you doing New Year’s Eve? 
  7. December prayer 
  8. When you wish upon a star 
  9. Silent night 
  10. River 
  11. Holly jolly Christmas 
  12. White Christmas


My thoughts: 

Even though you’ll recognize some of these songs, in true Idina Menzel fashion, she has added her own special style to each song. Some are old school cool, some tracks have a bit of a Blues influence, but I think you will love what she has masterfully created just as much as we do. We have shared this CD so much; I never know which daughter has it in her room. We take it with us while running errands because the songs are so catchy and fun to sing along with. 

If you like adding new songs to your holiday play list, you should check out Idina Menzel’s Holiday Wishes CD. This would make a perfect secret Santa or teacher’s appreciation gift! You can find it at major retailers or online at Amazon using the link below. *This is my affiliate link, so if you make a purchase, I will receive a small commission on the sale.





Please share in comments: What is your favorite Christmas/holiday song? Read through the songs on Holiday Wishes and let me know if Idina sings your favorite!


Disclosure: My thanks to One2One Network for sponsoring today’s review. I did not receive monetary compensation to promote or endorse this brand by reviewing this CD. I've added my Amazon affiliate link to offset time and expense in posting said review, should somebody make a purchase from my link. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 Girl Nation CD Giveaway

in , , , , , by Linda A Kinsman, Friday, November 22, 2013

Got a tween or pre-tween in your life? Do you want to encourage them to listen to uplifting music that is Christian based with clean lyrics?


Yes?

Then you are going to want to enter my Giveaway for the 1GN CD, which is being sponsored by FlyBy Promotions. FlyBy sent me a free CD to listen to with my daughters and all opinions expressed below are ours and may differ from yours. Before we get to our review or giveaway, I'd like to share a little bit about them. 


About 1 Girl Nation:  


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“Landing in the space where One Direction meets Toby Mac, 1 girl nation is an exciting blend of upbeat pop music, with lyrics that are focused on living for God, even while you’re young.” 

Their current single While We’re Young is getting a lot of radio play, so you may have already heard them. You can learn all about 1 Girl Nation by visiting their website, following them on Facebook and Twitter or watching them on YouTube.



Our Review:

Talk about a trendy looking all girl group! The 5 young ladies in 1GN have trendy covered.  They may dress to impress (what tween doesn’t like sparkles?) but what these 5 girls really want to share is their passion for Christ through their music. And they do that on each track on this CD. 
Their lyrics are heartfelt, if not a little predictable and I found myself humming along to a track or two. On the flip side- some songs are sung in such a way that I want to leave the room. These ladies have gusto and talent. 
My daughters liked this CD much more than me- which is the point after all. Teens and Tweens are their target audience.  Having said that, both my daughters agreed, a little 1GN is all you need so they play one or two songs at a time, not the whole CD. This CD would make a perfect stocking stuffer!



The Giveaway:

One reader will win the 1 Girl Nation CD which has a mini-size poster on the back side of the lyrics. 
Entering is easy using the Rafflecopter form below. Just do the first task on the form and then other options will open up for you to do. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents 18+.  My WAHM Plan is not responsible for prize shipment. See full terms available on Rafflecopter form.


Good luck! 




Disclosure: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be a good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

As a music city area blogger, I can not tell you how excited I am to share this giveaway with you. I love music from several genres and country music is one of them, with Jo Dee Messina being one of my favorite artists. I love listening to her hit "Bring on the Rain" on trying days.

Are you a country music fan too? Then you are going to love this giveaway!


About ACM Honors Giveaway:


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Spot Shot®, 2000 Flushes® and X-14® – the brands known for superior cleaning – are continuing their partnership with country music star Jo Dee Messina and are turning up the excitement with the 7th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors . 

The Prizes:

One lucky giveaway winner and a friend will win a four-day, three-night trip to the 2013 ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. on Sept. 10, 2013 where country music stars, including Keith Whitley, The Judds, Jason Aldean, Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Tommy Wiggins, Guy Clark and Hank Williams*, will be honored for their achievements in or contributions to the country music industry*. The giveaway winner will also receive transportation to and from the ACM Honors and $500. 
You can read the official ACM Honors press release for further details about the event HERE.

Also watch Jo Dee Messina's video
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To Enter:

Fans of the brands can enter the sweepstakes once per day exclusively at unmistakablyclean.com.



I would love it if one of my readers won this awesome VIP trip to my home town, so please enter and feel free to share it with your friends and family.

Good luck!


Stay tuned: 

I will be sharing a 2000 Flushes review and giveaway soon.

Happy summer!


Disclosure: I was not compensated in anyway to share this giveaway. My WAHM Plan is not responsible for  prizes.

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