Monday, December 22, 2014

Franklin's Popcorn

Popcorn!! I LOVE popcorn. I remember sitting in a recliner with my grandmother when I was young eating popcorn and watching "Touched By An Angel". I miss those times.

My love for popcorn got bigger when I worked at a movie theater from 2002-2005. That was the best job ever. It was fun and I met a lot of interesting people. I loved seeing the regulars coming in to see a movie and they always ordered the same thing. I remember this one guy....he always came in on a Sunday night just to get his wife a large popcorn with extra butter and a pickle. He was a truck driver and his wife was pregnant. All of a sudden he stopped coming. Then one day....he walked in with his wife and new baby. He wife still ordered her large bag of popcorn with extra butter and a pickle.

Memories!!! I Love them!

Recently, I have had the opportunity to review some of Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn. I jumped on the opportunity. Not only do I love popcorn, but I love serving it. My husband is the Youth Pastor at our Church and our Youth Group does a movie night once a month and we offer drinks, candy and popcorn. The Pastor brings in his popcorn machine, and I get to use it, it reminds me of my days at the movie theater.
Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn is a delicious organic popcorn portion pack that can be cooked in your popcorn machine or in a pot. The pre-measured pack includes popping corn (organic, non gmo, gluten free), seasoning, and 100% coconut oil. Its pre-measured for a perfect pop every time. Makes delicious popcorn that tastes just like the movies!
I received a case of Franklin's Gourmet Popcorn. This case had 24 packets in it, each perfect for a 6 oz. popper. There are sizes that you can order. These packs of popcorn are perfect to pop on your stove-top or in a popcorn popper.

When we have our movie nights at Church, I'll be using the popcorn popper, but for now I'm using my stove-top. These pre-measured packs are so very easy to use. First, you will need a pot that has a lid. Place your pot on the burner and use medium heat. Pour all of the contents into the pot.

Now, you have the kernels, oil, and seasoning in the pot. The oil will start to melt. Place the lid on your pot.

....and it won't be long, before you start to see kernels popping. My son loved watching it pop. Don't forget to shake your pot while it's popping. I did it several times.

Once, you stop hearing the popping you can remove the pot from the burner and transfer your pop corn to a serving bowl.

Now, we had the perfect bowl of popcorn to snack on while watching a movie. I wasn't so sure if I'd like an organic popcorn, but it was perfect. I didn't even notice a difference.

You can purchase your packs of pre-measured popcorn mixes from Amazon here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Hyaluronic Acid Serum

This product works great. It does not leave my skin feeling oily. It leaves my face feeling very smooth. The product is thick, which means a little will go a long way.
Our Facial Serum Is Suspended in a Concentrated base of Pure Vegan Hyaluronic Acid For Superior Anti Aging Effects.
- Hyaluronic acid, or sodium hyaluronate as it’s also known, has become a serious skincare staple. It’s the body’s own hydrating molecule, able to absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water and responsible for keeping our skin plump, smooth and supple. Sadly, our natural levels deplete as we age, so fight off fine lines and a loss of skin tone with our latest Serum.
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You can purchase you own here.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Personalized Package From Santa

Start a new Holiday Tradition that will quickly be your child's favorite! Santa is ready to send a beautiful package fully personalized just for your special loved ones. Simply select the package you would like and watch your child's absolute JOY when he or she receives a letter straight from the North Pole that talks all about them personally - what they want for Christmas and what they have done to be good. Watch your child's eyes light up when they see their names on the Nice List! Bring the magic of Christmas into your child's life with 15% off any purchase - Use promo code: FG15 

My son just wrote is letter to Santa a couple nights ago, and he put it under the tree. Our Elf "Snowflake" took it to the North Pole with her last night. He would be so excited to get a reply.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive a FREE Deluxe Package from in exchange for my honest opinion.

Custom Wrapping Paper, 11x14 in. Aluminium Print, Oval Aluminium Ornament and a GIVEAWAY!! has recently added some new products to their store. I was able to get three of the new products to review. These products arrived and I was very pleased with everything. The product I was most excited about was the ornament.

First, lets talk about the ornament. You can get the aluminium ornament as an oval or as a rectangle. The design is printed on both sides and they even send you the red ribbon to use to hang the ornament. Each ornament is $24.99 and makes a great keepsake. I ordered mine with a photo of my grandpa and I. He passed away February 2012, and now I have a great memory of us on our Christmas tree.

One-of-a-kind aluminum photo ornaments turn memories into keepsakes that will deck the halls for years to come. From school portraits and wedding photos to your favorite Instagram shots, a custom ornament (or three) takes holiday decor to the next level.

Now, how about some custom wrapping paper? I love this paper. It is thick and has the grid on the back of you can get straight lines. :) You can add as many as 200 photos! With the custom wrapping paper, you can really customize your gifts. I received a 6 foot roll and I set all of the photos to black and white...I love the look of black and white photos. A 6 ft. roll cost $21.99 and a 18 ft. roll is $49.99.

Make a statement before they even open the box with custom wrapping paper. Whether it’s a picture from your first date for that important anniversary; embarrassing baby photos for your kid’s 16th birthday or just a montage of adorable pictures of your puppy, our custom wrapping paper is a great way to make your gift fun and memorable.

Aluminium Print? Yes....your photos are printed on a sheet of aluminium. You can choose between 5 different sizes.

* 8"x10" - up to 40 photos - $64.99
*12"x12" - up to 80 photos - $79.99
*11"x14" - up to 80 photos - $84,99
*16"x20" - up to 150 photos - $99.99
*20"x30" - up to 300 photos - $219.99

I was very surprised at the quality of this print when it arrived. It is really amazing and the photos don't do it justice. It arrived packed in a box with a whole lot of bubble wrap. Very protected. I chose to get this print done with my brother-in-law's senior photos. I gave it to my mother-in-law and she LOVED it. It is well worth the even has a spot on the back for easy hanging.

A modern alternative to the classic canvas, these light-weight aluminum panels show off your photos in high-def. Dyes are directly infused into the metal, giving your images brightness and definition like you're never seen it before. Memories don't get more vivid than this!

I have the opportunity to give three (3) of my readers a chance to get one of these products for themselves. I am giving away one (1) ornament, one (1) 11"x14" aluminium print and one (1) roll of 6 ft. wrapping paper. The first winner chosen will get the ornament, the second will get the aluminium print and the third will get the wrapping paper. Winners must be a resident of the U.S. I will email you and I need you to respond to my email within 24 hours and then I will send you the code to order your free product. Good Luck!

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Hybrid Star Christmas Ornaments

I love when WendyBird Designs has new ornament templates/cutting files. She has a new one out and it's actually FREE on the Scrap Orchard blog.

This template was so very easy to assemble. I made two of them. The first one, I forgot to print the back, so the big star is white. It actually looks good though, because of the other paper I used.

Created with Ornaments Vol. 07: Fold Up Star hybrid template and cutting files by WendyBird Designs, FREE on the Scrap Orchard Blog through December 2014 and Up on the Rooftop by Dream Big Designs.

For the second one, I made sure to print on the back. I went with a green paper. Look how awesome it looks.

Created with Ornaments Vol. 07: Fold Up Star hybrid template and cutting files by WendyBird Designs, FREE on the Scrap Orchard Blog through December 2014 and Up on the Rooftop by Dream Big Designs.

On the back of each of these ornaments....there is space where you can write a sentiment or add a photo. I added something from the kit that I was working with.

....and I just have to say that these ornaments look great on my tree. Go ahead....make some of your own.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Bulu Box Monthly Subscription Service

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I love signing up and getting monthly subscription boxes and I cannot wait to try this one a try. I'm so excited to see what will be included in each of these boxes...and I'll be back to share my opinions with you.

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for US Family Guide. I am not paid for this post, but I will receive a 3 month subscription to Bulu Box in exchange for my honest opinion.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Plush Bible Collection, NIV

I love this Plush Bible Collection. Perfect for young girls (all ages). It has a plush cover...leopard print with pink and purple. Now, what girl wouldn't love that. The bible is a standard size and the font is pretty normal. The Lord's words in the bible can be found in red. It's a beautiful bible that is perfect for a young lady in your life and they will enjoy it.

The Plush Bible Collection, NIV has the same convenient size and readability as the incredibly popular NIV Thinline Bible—now in fun and furry designs for kids and teens. Features include the words of Christ in red, an easy-to-read font size, and measures less than one inch thick.
Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Etekcity® 1600 DPI Scroll Black/Grey Ergonomic Wireless USB Optical Mouse

I love the design of the Etekcity Wireless USB Optical Mouse....and it's been claimed by my husband. He's been using it at work for the past few days and he loves it.

The mouse works very well and it priced very reasonable. It's comfortable for me to use, as well as my husband. I love how there are back and forward buttons on the side that you can easily access with your thumb.

-High-precision (1600 DPI) with 3 adjustable levels (1000/1200/1600) to suit ordinary, casual gaming and high-volume data manipulation needs
-High-resolution X5 optical engine sensor with mini 2.4GHz nano receiver for up to 30ft range provides consistent, accurate performance
-Ergonomic right-handed design with thumb control for back/forward navigation, up to 5 million clicks over a life time
-Highly accurate DSP; Auto-shutoff feature conserves power and extends battery life
-Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux
You can purchase this mouse on Amazon for $14.98....which is a great price.

Disclaimer: I received this product for free for the purpose of this review. All opinions here are 100% my own.

Nature Girl | A Guide to Caring for God's Creation

If you are looking for a great resource for girls aged 8-12 about going green this is the book to get. She will how how to care for the earth while appreciating God's creations. It's really a great resource. It's filled with games, quizzes, experiements, crafts and so much more. Each chapter talks about a different chapter like, water, air and recycling (and more).

Being a “green girl” for God means more than just caring for our planet. It also means appreciating God’s creations and understanding our responsibility in caring for the earth.
Each chapter covers different topics like water, air, energy, recycling, and renewing the earth, and includes crafts, Scripture verses, games, quizzes, interviews with real people and quotes from real girls. The book also contains science-based activities, career ideas, plus resources for more information.
Part of the bestselling Faithgirlz brand, Nature Girl: A Guide to Going Green is a fun read for any girl who enjoys science or the outdoors and a great resource for parents, homeschoolers, and educators.
I am really looking forward to sharing this book with a young girl that I know. She's gonna love it.

Disclaimer: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

Idina Menzel | "Holiday Wishes"

I never knew who Idina Menzel was until I watched the movie "Frozen". She has a beautiful voice. Her new album Holiday Wishes, is absolutly beautiful. There is not one song on the album that I do not like. I love it all. My favorite song would have to be, Silent Night. It's already one of my favorite Christmas songs, but Idina Menzel's voice makes the song even more beautiful.

I have been listening to this album daily since the day after Thanksgiving. You will not be disappointment with the album, especially, if you LOVE her voice.

Tracks on the album are:
-Do You Hear What I Hear
-The Christmas Song
-Baby It’s Cold Outside (Duet with Michael Buble)
-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
-All I Want For Christmas
-What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?
-December Prayer
-When You Wish Upon A Star
-Silent Night
-Holly Jolly Christmas
-White Christmas

Disclosure: I participated in the Idina Menzel "Holiday Wishes" album review program as a member of One2One Network. I was provided an album to review but all opinions are my own.