Monday, June 30, 2014

Orkin Bug Wisdom Backyard Explorers Kit Giveaway


About Orkin Bug Wisdom:
When life hands you dung, just roll with it.
At Orkin, we never stop learning. Our new “Bug Wisdom” video series is a reminder that some of life’s biggest lessons come from small places. Bugs are smart, curious creatures – we humans can learn a lot from their ways.
Take the quiz to discover your “Spirit Bug,” and check out all the GIFs to soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!
The Orkin Man always knows what to look for when he shows up at your home. If you want to get exploration down to a science, be sure and enter to win Orkin’s Backyard Explorers Kit!
Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit:
- The Orkin 9-Page Activity Bug Book
- Orkin Bugview Bug Catching Tool and Magnifier
- Red/Black Summer Wayfarer Sunglasses
Lets get hands on! Check out the app below and
• Take the “What’s YOUR Spirit Bug?” Quiz and find out which smart, curious creature you are most like!
• Click through all the GIFs and soak in every nugget of wisdom that these bugs have to offer!

Stay connected:
Now win! There are only 2 steps - be a follower of Family Treasures (via either GFC or NetworkedBolgs) and Take the quiz. Post your score in the comments section. Its that easy!!

Each household is only eligible to win 1 Orkin Backyard Explorers Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

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Friday, June 20, 2014

The Lego movie app

I don’t know about you but my kids are crazy about the new LEGO movie. They have just gotten to the age where LEGOs are cool and this movie makes it cooler!
About the movie:
The LEGO® Movie, the first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller is an original 3D computer animated story that follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared.
Chris Pratt (Moneyball) stars as the voice of Emmet. Will Ferrell (The Campaign) stars as the voice of his primary adversary, President Business, an erudite, anal-retentive CEO who has a hard time balancing world domination with micro-managing his own life; while Liam Neeson (Taken) voices the president's powerful henchman, known as Bad Cop, who will stop at nothing to catch Emmet.
Starring as Emmet's fellow travelers are Oscar® winner Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), as Vitruvius, an old mystic; Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Emmy nominee for 30 Rock), as tough-as-nails Lucy, who mistakes Emmet for the savior of the world and guides him on his quest; Will Arnett (Emmy nominee, 30 Rock), as the mysterious Batman, a LEGO minifigure with whom Lucy shares a history; Nick Offerman (NBC's Parks and Recreation) as a craggy, swaggering pirate, obsessed with revenge on President Business; and Alison Brie (Community) as a sweet, loveable member of the team, with a powerful secret.
Check out the The LEGO Movie App:
• Move your mouse across the GIFs to control the action and play "EVERYTHING IS AWESOME" at the same time to really get crazy with it!
• Press the "record" button and make a mini 6 second LEGO GIF video that can be shared to Twitter and Facebook. Videos instantly get posted to YouTube for everybody to enjoy!
YouTube Channel:

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

Bet On Your Baby Luvs Coupon Giveaway

I like to think that, as a parent, I know my kids very well. What they like, what they don’t like, what they do, what they don’t do…these are all things one learns when they are a parent.
But I wonder, would I be able to guess my toddler’s next move when money is on the line? I do believe that I could. And that is the premise for the new show Bet On Your Baby. Parents bet on what they think their toddler will do next.
Put Liam (our newest baby) on that show, and I guarantee I will be able to tell you what he is going to do next (if the answer is “cause trouble”, that’s what I’ll be choosing). He’s predictable in his habits, his moods, and his patterns. He eats regularly, sleeps regularly, and wants the same things every day.
So put Liam and I on the show. I’ll bet, not only would I win, but everyone will be entertained by the funniest, and cutest, baby in the world.
About Bet On Your Baby:
All parents think they know their baby well, but are they willing to bet on it? Find out when actress/comedienne and working mom Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family's Baby Daddy hosts this adorable, hilarious and surprisingly suspenseful game show. Parents try to predict their toddler's next move in an effort to win money for their child's future education.
Airs Saturdays at 8pm ET/7pm CT on ABC starting May 31st.
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Check out these gifs from the show below -

NOW its your turn -  Comment below on how you think your baby(ies) would do in the Baby Dome! When you comment your entered to win Luvs diaper coupons.
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Friday, June 13, 2014

Book Review: Seasons Of Tomorrow (Book 4 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series)

4-Seasons-of-TomorrowSEASONS OF TOMORROW
by Cindy Woodsmall
Book Description: As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.
More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda’s recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God’s wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement’s orchard.
Yet when Leah King’s involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda’s peace and the future of everything she holds dear.
When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?
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My Thoughts: This series is truly my favorite Amish Fiction series. I have waited (im)patiently for each new installment of the story about The Byler’s And King’s. Cindy is an amazing author. We left off with a few hearts broken and a family divided. Cindy opens book four with the characters hearts on the mend and as they strive to find a new normal tragedy strikes. There is so much going on in this book but its not busy as some stories get when they try to wrap up a series. We find love along side the people of Kings orchard. Without giving too much away I loved getting to know new characters and seeing our old friends struggle to follow the Amish ways and yet still find themselves. We get to see how deeply Phoebe and Steven love each other even in the midst of trouble. Leah finally makes the choice to follow the path God has set her on, even if that means she might have to give up being Amish. Jacob faces that he was never the one for Rhoda and that opens his heart for someone else. I will say that I’m happy that Jacob and Samuel are not at odds anymore and that even despite the consequences the love of family prevails.
If you only ever pick up one Amish fiction series make it Cindy Woodsmall’s Amish Vines and Orchards series. I cannot sing its praises more.

What you missed in book one, A Season for Tending:
jcoverIn a community where conformity flourishes, seeds of Rhoda’s odd behavior were planted long ago. Can she cultivate her relationships with the same care and tenderness that she gives her beloved garden?
Old Order Amish Rhoda Byler’s unusual gift and her remarkable abilities to grow herbs and berries have caused many to think her odd. As rumors mount that Rhoda’s “gift” is a detriment to the community, she chooses isolation, spending her time in her fruit garden and on her thriving canning business.
Miles away in Harvest Mills, Samuel King struggles to keep his family’s apple orchard profitable. As the eldest son, Samuel farms with his brothers, the irrepressible Jacob and brash Eli, while his longtime girlfriend Catherine remains hopeful that Samuel will marry her when he feels financially stable,
Meanwhile, Samuel’s younger sister Leah is testing all the boundaries during her rumschpringe, and finds herself far from home in Rhoda’s garden after a night of partying gone badly. But Leah’s poor choices serve as a bridge between Rhoda and the King family when a tragic mistake in the orchard leaves Samuel searching for solutions.
Rhoda’s expertise in canning could be the answer, but she struggles with guilt over the tragic death of her sister and doesn’t trust herself outside her garden walls. As the lines between business, love, and family begin to blur, can Rhoda finally open up to a new life? And what effect will this odd, amazing woman have on the entire King family?
My Review of book one:
What you Missed in Book two, The Winnowing Season:
the-winnowing-seasonThe tornado that devastated Kings’ Orchard pushed Rhoda, Samuel, and Jacob to make a new start in Maine. Are they strong enough to withstand the challenges of establishing an Amish community—and brave enough to face the secrets that move with them?

On the eve of their departure to begin a new Old Order Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is shocked to discover that choices made by her business partner and friend, Samuel King, have placed her and her unusual gifts directly into the path of her district’s bishop and preachers. She is furious with Samuel and is fearful that the Kings will be influenced by the way her leaders see her, and not what they know to be true—that Rhoda’s intuition is a gift from God.
Jacob King won’t be swayed by community speculation. He loves Rhoda, believes in her, and wants to build a future with her in Maine. But when the ghosts of his past come calling and require him to fulfill a great debt, can he shake their hold before it destroys what he has with Rhoda? Samuel has a secret of his own—one he’ll go to great lengths to keep hidden, even if it means alienating those closest to him. Throwing himself into rehabilitating the once-abandoned orchard, Samuel turns to a surprising new ally.
Book 2 of the Amish Vines and Orchards series asks: can the three faithfully follow God’s leading and build a new home and orchard in Maine? Or will this new beginning lead to more ruin and heartbreak?
My Review of book two:
What you Missed in Book three, For Every Season:
fes_lgWorking hard to develop a new Amish community outside of Unity, Maine, Rhoda Byler is fully committed to rehabilitating an orchard with business partner Samuel King. But an impulsive decision has created an unexpected strain in her relationship with her beau, Samuel’s brother, Jacob, threatening plans for the orchard. Amidst mounting tension in matters of the heart and business, Rhoda finds that this fledging settlement feels like the home she has always longed for, and she begins to embrace the God-given, heightened intuition that has always felt like a burden to her. She longs for Jacob to fully be free of his past, so they can work towards the future together.
But as Rhoda uses her gift to unpack an old secret with her Englisch neighbors, it is not her beau but an unlikely ally that cheers her on. With the orchard on shaky ground and Jacob’s plans in question, Rhoda is determined to see things through to harvest. But can she trust her insight to direct her path in matters of the heart?
My Review of book three:

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