October 24, 2014

Glenn Campbell "I'll Be Me" and "I'm Not Gunna Miss You"





In 2011, music legend Glen Campbell set out on an unprecedented tour across America. They thought it would last 5 weeks instead it went for 151 spectacular sold out shows over a triumphant year and a half across America.
What made this tour extraordinary was that Glen had recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Glen and his wife went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a “Goodbye Tour.”
The film documents this amazing journey as he and his family attempt to navigate the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen’s progressing disease using love, laughter and music as their medicine of choice.

(Click the "I'll Be Me" in the upper left corner to start the video.)

Alzheimer's not only robs a person of their memories and thoughts, it also effects the family and their relationships. I remember how it was with my momma's dementia and it was so rough on her. Alzheimer's is the most common type of dementia.

10 Signs of Alzheimer's

1. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s, especially in the early stages, is forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; relying on memory aides
2. Challenges in planning or solving problems. Some people may experience changes in their ability to develop and follow a plan or work with numbers. They may have trouble following a familiar recipe or keeping track of monthly bills. They may have difficulty concentrating and take much longer to do things than they did before.
3. Difficulty completing familiar tasks at home, at work or at leisure. People with Alzheimer’s often find it hard to complete daily tasks. Sometimes, people may have trouble driving to a familiar location, managing a budget at work or remembering the rules of a favorite game.
4. Confusion with time or place. People with Alzheimer's can lose track of dates, seasons and the passage of time. They may have trouble understanding something if it is not happening immediately. Sometimes they may forget where they are or how they got there.
5. Trouble understanding visual images and spatial relationships. For some people, having vision problems is a sign of Alzheimer's. They may have difficulty reading, judging distance and determining color or contrast. In terms of perception, they may pass a mirror and think someone else is in the room. They may not recognize their own reflection.
6. New problems with words in speaking or writing. People with Alzheimer's may have trouble following or joining a conversation. They may stop in the middle of a conversation and have no idea how to continue or they may repeat themselves. They may struggle with vocabulary, have problems finding the right word or call things by the wrong name (e.g., calling a watch a "hand clock").
7. Misplacing things and losing the ability to retrace steps. A person with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time.
8. Decreased or poor judgment. People with Alzheimer's may experience changes in judgment or decision making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. 
9. Withdrawal from work or social activities. A person with Alzheimer's may start to remove themselves from hobbies, social activities, work projects or sports. They may have trouble keeping up with a favorite sports team or remembering how to complete a favorite hobby. They may also avoid being social because of the changes they have experienced.
10. Changes in mood and personality. The mood and personalities of people with Alzheimer's can change. They can become confused, suspicious, depressed, fearful or anxious. They may be easily upset at home, at work, with friends or in places where they are out of their comfort zone.

Visit http://www.alz.org/ for more information.

October 19, 2014

Beauty and the Beet, A Veggietales Giveaway & Review

This brand-new VeggieTales musical premiered Oct. 14 and stars Kellie Pickler (American Idol, Dancing With the Stars), who brings her unmistakable voice to the role of Mirabelle, a sweet-potato singer whose family band is on the brink of superstardom. BEAUTY AND THE BEET blends the irresistible charm of VeggieTales with a heartfelt message about unconditional love.



The DVD also includes Mac and Cheese, a giddy new “Silly Songs With Larry” segment in which Larry the Cucumber reveals the surprising and heretofore untold history of his family’s unexpected contributions to Italian cuisine. BEAUTY AND THE BEET is just the start of the fun in store this fall for VeggieTales fans, because the gang will also star in a brand-new Netflix original series, VeggieTales In the House, which premieres Thanksgiving weekend.




This was yet another super movie with a great lesson for kids. My kiddos loved this just as they have every other Veggietales they have watched. We even bought another copy so my daughter could give it as a gift to her friend on her birthday! We have never done that before! I am so happy to be able to do a giveaway for Beauty and the Beet! One reader will win their own copy of this super DVD! Good luck!!! Use the easy entry below to win.


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October 14, 2014

The Hardest Peace Review & Giveaway

I was sent a copy of the book, The Hardest Peace in exchange for a review.
No other compensation was given and as always, my opinions are my own.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.
If you didn't know it, now you do.


Being diagnosed with cancer is a horrible thing. Being diagnosed with another type of cancer after battling cancer is double the horrible.
This book describes the journey of Kara Tippetts and her family as she ,and they, are faced with the challenges of Breast and Brain Cancer and their, especially her, journey with the Lord.
 I have donated my copy to the Laffayette Center in Brewer Maine. They are the leading Cancer treatment place in Maine. I felt my copy should be shared with others who are just diagnosed and staring their journey.

This book touched my heart. I felt tears start to form as she describe her relationship with her children through this. Her change from soft and warm according to her daughter, to hard and cold (her own opinion). I couldn't begin to imagine her pain, I hope I never have to. But her faith and her belief in the Lord proves that the Lord is stronger than cancer.

Faith, even in times of heartache and hardship, is what we all need.

One reader of this post will get a copy of this wonderful book! Use the easy entry below.


"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 the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
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October 13, 2014

Disneys Lion King, Mary Poppins& Sleeping Beauty Giveaway! Oh My!!!!

 I received a 3 CD set of the Legacy Collection CD's 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.





 Of course the first CD's we chose were the Lion King ones! I loved this movie and little Simba reminds me so much of my oldest when he was little. I love the song, Hakuna Matata. And each of these albums comes with the song lyrics and background of the songs and movies!

The Lion King was released on June 24, 2014.

The sound is rich and not only did I love listening, so did the kiddos!





Sleeping Beauty was released October 7, 2014.

While I have never been fond of the damsel in distress thing, I loved Sleeping Beauty because of Malificient. I always hope deep down that one day the baddie will win! Yes that is a deep secret of mine. I root for the bad guy sometimes! (My hubby still hopes Darth Vader stays bad at the end, every time we see it he says "Maybe this time!")

The second disc has the Lost Chords of the music and several bonus tracks. I liked these just as much as I like the original songs.


Released August 26, 2014.

There are 3 disks in this one! My favorite, Lets go fly a kite, is on disc one! I could listen to that song all day! Yeah, my kids think Im weird!

I've always loved the idea of the "Perfect" nanny. As a mom of 7 sometimes I wish for her but alas, no Mary Poppins for the Daigle home.

The sounds are clear and just as beautiful as they day I first heard them.







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October 1, 2014

Overrated by Eugene Cho



Mr Cho is the founder and visionary of One Days Wages. One Days Wages is a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. He has been a featured speaker at events such as TEDx, The Justice Conference, and Catalyst. He is also the founder and Senior Pastor of Quest Church, an urban, multi-cultural and multi-generational church in Seattle, WA, where he lives with his family.

I really enjoyed reading Mr Cho's book. My most favorite part is when he states "Fascinate, Not force, people towards the Gospel." I think these words are very true. You can not force people to religion.

Our lives do matter. You cant just tell what your against. Show by living it! Demonstrate what your about! Fascinate and Compel others by your own actions, words and acts. That is what I have gotten out of reading his words.
I have passed on this book to a close friend of mine and she is almost done with it. She called me awhile ago and thanked me for giving it to her because she now "Got it."





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September 30, 2014

Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door

I was sent a Mega Mesh Premium Magnetic Screen Door for my honest review.
All opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way.

I am super thrilled with the screen door! The only down side is our cats are indoor cats and they kept attempting to sneak out so we had to take it down after a bit. Other than that the magnets are just strong enough to not have to fight with them. The screen covered the door frame perfectly and I am thinking a second one for the front door might be the next purchase. Overall I am happy!

✓ EASY TO INSTALL & REMOVE - No tools required. SIZE 36"x83" - FITS DOOR UP TO 34"x82" MAX. Our magnetic screen door is easy to install on various surfaces.
✓ IDEAL FOR PET OWNERS - Pets will learn to use the magnetic screen door in minutes, so no getting up and down to let them in and out.
✓ OPENS AND CLOSES WITH EASE #1 MegaMesh uses 26 strong magnetic points of contact so it opens and closes automatically
✓ 100% 'BUG FREE' SATISFACTION GUARANTEE - We are so confident in MegaMesh we offer a no questions asked 12 month money back guarantee.

Unrivaled QualityStrong magnets sewn in, to provide seamless automatic closure
✓ High quality micro mesh keeps the smallest bugs out
✓ Easy install bug screens have been developed to stay up and withstand heavy traffic

Multiple Uses

✓ Can be used in all homes for effective pest control
✓ Great for use in RVs
✓ Fits easily where swing doors cannot fit

Benefits of Mega Mesh

✓ Magnetic hands-free entry
✓ Pet friendly access
✓ The low-cost way to economically cool your home
✓ Protection for your family from invading insects
✓ Easy installation
✓ Optional push-pin fixings included

September 29, 2014

Ultra Rich Chocolate Review! And maybe a giveaway!



CHOCOLATE. One little word can pack such a punch! I love chocolate! Any chocolate, except chocolate covered cherries! Ick!

I was sent a Cocoa Cravings 55% Ultra Rich Chocolate bar for my honest review. My opinions are my own and I was not compensated in any other way. 

Cocoa Cravings chocolate bars are made from the fabled "Criollo Arriba beans" and use a recipe based on a simple combination of cacao beans, cane sugar and pure vanilla.


Why Cocoa Cravings ?
Distinctive.  High Quality. Pure Ingredients. Exceptional Taste.
For the chocolate lover in all of us, Cocoa Cravings mixes will hold a special place for you. With Cocoa Cravings, you get nothing artificial, nothing over engineered – just top notch ingredients, prepared exactly the way they should be with care, style and dedication.
  Chocolate Bars - Vegan Gourmet!
Cocoa Cravings chocolate bars are made from the fabled “Criollo Arriba beans” and use a recipe based on a simple combination of cacao beans, cane sugar and pure vanilla. 



Varieties:
Vegan Dark Arriba Chocolate 55%
Vegan Dark Arriba Chocolate 65%
 Vegan Dark Chocolate Bar 71%


Regular chocolate often hits me with migraines but this dark chocolate didn't. I was super impressed with the freshness and smoothness. And the fact I could pronounce everything on the label was super!


One super lucky reader will win a bar of this chocolate! You will get to choose the % you want to try and the sponsor will ship to the winner!


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