Friday, January 22, 2016

#RossDressForLess Haul ~ January 2016

I enjoy challenging myself to stay within a budget when shopping. Looking for gorgeous items at sale prices is like a treasure hunt. It also gives me the opportunity to walk the aisles finding new discoveries!

Ross Dress For Less is one of my favorite stores! Whether it's handbags, towels or clothing I can find something that I love at clearance prices.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

#CaptiveMovie DVD Review and Giveaway #FlyBy

I was asked to review "Captive" movie for #FlyBy. As well as give away a "Captive" DVD away to one lucky reader of my blog! My thoughts are my own!

About the movie:

Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an "amazing, inspiring" drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kate Mara) hostage in her own apartment.

Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.

Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as "powerful."

DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016

Runtime: 96 minutes

Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse)

 There are over 30 minutes of bonus content on this DVD including Journey Through Darkness: Filming Captive and Faith and The Purpose Driven Life. Also included with this DVD is a Digital HD copy that can be instantly streamed and downloaded.




My thoughts: David Oyelowo is an amazing actor! So when I had the opportunity to review "Captive" I jumped at it! Kate Mara was wonderful as well.

Let's just say I wasn't disappointed.

Watching this movie was a powerful and warming experience. Whenever I find myself getting invested in the story and characters I just want to jump up and celebrate! "You've got to watch this movie".

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.

Captive Movie DVD Review and Giveaway

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It's #NationalHugDay ~ My Hubby's Hugs Have Super Powers!

My husband hugs me often especially when I'm having a rough pain day. So today, it was no surprise when he hugged me this morning.

But my reply sure was! "Honey, did you know that it's #NationalHugDay? And did you know that your hugs make me feel better"?

I'm so glad I finally purchased him that cape!

Walgreens Haul ~ January 2016

Armed with my Walgreens gift card, I took a bus ride to our local store. I found so much good stuff but wanted to keep my purchase around $75.

Aren't these Valentine's Day stickers cute?! Perfect addition to my planner pages.

I wanted to make sure I was adding cosmetics, skincare and Valentine's Day items to my basket. It was good to see many items on sale at Walgreens.

I love these bling barrettes. Especially when styling my shorter wigs!

Valentine's Day Tree 2016

I purchased these beautiful sequin pink and red hearts from my local Walgreens. They are currently 2/$3. And with my $150 Walgreens gift card that I won, it was zero cost to me!

I just love how this year's Valentine's Day tree turned out!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

My #RockTheRedCarpet Walgreens Gift Card Has Arrived!

I just love attending Twitter parties. Especially when I win a prize or two! ‪#‎RockTheRedCarpet‬

It's National Cheese Lovers Day!

While I can't consume dairy anymore that doesn't mean I still won't recognize National Cheese Lovers Day! Please enjoy today's yummy grilled cheese for me.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016

Menu Plan Monday ~ January 18, 2016

I've been keeping busy keeping,this week, designing my daily planner pages for January!

Since I have a scrapbook background I decided it would be more fun to print daily pages courtesy of Pinterest! After all, I do love decorating the pages with fun stickers and embellishments from Target, Etsy, Dollar Tree and Amazon.

Have you jumped on the planner bandwagon yet?

In the US, many of us have the day off due to it being Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Organized Junkie

As usual, due to my restricted dietary requirements I cook these comfy meals for hubby. Sometimes the kids stopped for a bite too.

Homemade Beef Stew

Crispy Chicken Cobb Salad ~ Like Mother Like Daughter

Spinach Chicken Orzo Soup ~ Cooking On The Front Burner

Dump and Bake Meatball Casserole ~ My Recipe Magic

IKEA Is Opening Soon in Las Vegas!

We're looking forward to the 1st IKEA opening soon in Las Vegas! It was always one of our favorite stores to visit when we lived in San Diego. Love the prices, selection and the decor ideas.

We still have our IKEA mission style coffee table! You know what? I think it's been more than 10 years that we've owned it!

Hubby and I can't wait to introduce IKEA to the next generation!

IKEA Las Vegas being built in Las Vegas. ETA Spring/Summer 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

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