Thursday, October 27, 2022

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 DVD Review & Giveaway

 

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Welcome to The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 DVD Review & Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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1 Winner

1 Lucky Winner will win a copy of The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 DVD!

In The Smurfs Season 1, Volume 2 DVD Smurf village gets more exciting in the all-new DVD The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2, featuring new girl Smurfs; Willow, Blossom, Storm, and Lily! Join the Smurfs as they keep their village safe from the wizard Gargamel, accidentally turn themselves into babies, and more!The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 episodes:

*The Pluffs!

*The Majestic 5/Kitchen Klutz

*Chef Soup/Adventures in Smurfsitting

*The Round Up/Waffle Wednesday

*Funny Mommy/Smurfy Day Care

*Smurfy Secrets

*Crashing Gargamel’s Party/The Curse of the Smurfs’ Treasure

*Storm Loses her Mojo/Pop Out

*Knight Smurfalot/Forget Me What?

The Smurfs: Season 1, Volume 2 synopsis:The Smurfs have a new home on Nickelodeon! Join these beloved blue characters as they go on ALL-NEW adventures that push the charm, absurdity, and humor of the original series to even greater heights. Smurf we go! This volume contains the second 9 episodes of season one in a 1-disc set.

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THE GIVEAWAY

This is one of the shows I enjoyed as a child and I am sure my children and grandchildren would enjoy it today. MarksvilleandMe would like to wish all those who enter
Good Luck!

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 11/17/22. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void were prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.

National Geographic Kids STEM Spectacular Prize Pack Giveaway

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November 8th is National STEM Day!

Celebrate National STEM Day with National Geographic Kids Books! 

Welcome to the

National Geographic Kids STEM Spectacular Prize Pack Giveaways

Hosted by MarksvilleandMe

Sponsored by

National Geographic Kids Books


We are giving away all seven books listed below to one winner. The giveaway is open to U.S. Residents only. The pack has an ARV value of  $96.00


Brain Games: Experiments (ages 8-12, paperback) - Based on the hit National Geographic TV show Brain Games!

Discover what makes your mind tick. Explore the secrets behind smell, taste, touch, and vision. Find out how to trick your friends into thinking they taste something they don’t. Then turn the tables as you try to outsmart your own brain. Put your own mental powers to the test with tricky quizzes, optical illusions, and more. Learn about phantom sensations as you make your brain think your nose is six feet long! Each kid-friendly experiment is paired with step-by-step instructions, vibrant photography, and intriguing explanations of the neuroscience at work. Mind-blowing topics include:
* Senses: Test your powers of sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing.
* Brain and Body: Explore how your mind knows where your body is, how to play brain games with your friends, and secrets behind superhero super poses.
* Thinking: Challenge your memory, strength of the hive mind, puzzle power, mind-reading abilities, and concentration.
* Reactions: Put your reflexes to work to catch, dodge, check snap judgments, and more.

Just Joking Science (ages 8-12, paperback)

Who says science can't be silly? Just Joking Science features 300 science-themed jokes that are scientifically proven to leave kids laughing. Jokes about all kinds of science stuff―kooky chemistry, funny physics, dinosaurs, space, and more―is combined with fast STEM-centric facts and 10 stories of real-life scientific experiments that are almost too wild to believe. Sized just right for Christmas stockings, back packs and back seat/holiday travel boredom                                busting.  

  

    
Can't Get Enough Space Stuff (ages 7-10, paperback) 

Featuring more than 200 extraordinary illustrations and photographs, detailed diagrams and infographics and a winning combination of comprehensive articles that do a deep dive into outer space research, fast facts and first-hand accounts from experts, Can't Get Enough Space Stuff is the ultimate book for space enthusiasts.  This book covers it all -- get the scoop on space food, space junk, space volcanoes and NASA's future plans for reaching Mars and Europa.  Learn about how scientists are looking for life on other planets, cutting edge space technology, mind-blowing black holes and the International Space Station.  Hands-on activities you can try at home are a terrific resource for STEM studies and science fair projects.  


Break Down
Explosions, Implosions, Crashes, Crunches, Cracks, and More ... a How Things Work Look at How Things Break (ages 8-12, hardcover)

This book explores how things break down, crack, explode, crumple, and shatter. This fun, unique take on a how-things-work book explores the world through the lens of what it takes for things to, well, not work. In these vibrantly illustrated pages, you’ll peer through the smoke and rubble of controlled demolitions to discover the properties of building materials. Then get a glimpse of the inner workings of a cracked cell phone screen, peek carefully at mega-avalanches and sinkholes, and hold on tight as wrecking balls swing and car crushers crunch metal. Buckle up with crash-test dummies and travel back in time to explore the world’s most famous failures (looking at you, Leaning Tower of Pisa).  Featuring hands-on activities that walk kids through their own experiments in destruction, Break Down! will change the way you look at the world.

         

Izzy Newtown and the S.M.A.R.T Squad Series (ages 8-12, hardcover) by                              Valerie Tripp
           Join Izzy Newton and her five brainy buddies in this fun three-book FICTION series,      where science and tech reign supreme!

"Written by girl-power expert Valerie Tripp---the author behind some of your favorite American Girl stories---the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series features five brainy friends inspired by iconic scientists---Izzy Newton, Allie Einstein, Charlie Darwin, Marie Curie, and Gina Carver---as they go through the wild time that is middle school, with stories on friendship, growing up, and of course, solving mishaps with science and the scientific method. ... It's one thing to have children's books about scientists or podcasts or stories about strong women in STEM, but it's another world entirely when your children get to feel represented by the characters they're reading about. The characters in the Izzy Newton and the S.M.A.R.T. Squad series are diverse, smart, and sure of themselves the way all middle school girls are---through their dreams and newly acquired skills they're still getting used to." ― Romper


It’s not easy making the jump from elementary school to a middle school with 900 students. but for the S.M.A.R.T. (Solving Mysteries And Revealing Truths) Squad, it’s all about relying on the value of friendship and the power of science to help them think their way through all kinds of sticky situations. And when middle-school mishaps happen, the Izzy and her five friends (the S.M.A.R.T. Squad!) use their collective skills and the power of STEM to bring order to their school.


Check out all three titles in the series here:


National Geographic Kids STEM Spectacular Prize Pack Giveaway  


Giveaway Dates ~ 10/27/22 12:00AM EST through 11/27/22 11:59PM EST
Open To US entrants and must be 18+ to enter


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Disclosure: This giveaway/sweepstake is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 11/27/22. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to marksvilleandme@gmail.com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase is necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the RaffleCopter Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest is responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Pamela Marks at marksvilleandme@gmail.com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Three Wishes for Cinderella Giveaway

 

This post is written in collaboration with Shout! Studios
Please note, this post contains affiliate links.

Last week, we shared our review of Three Wishes for Cinderella. You can read our thoughts here. The weather is getting cooler, snow on the horizon, and the holidays are coming! I don't know about you but I can't think of a more beautiful film to share with your family. Thanks to our friends at Shout! Studios, we are able to offer three families the opportunity to do just that. First, learn a bit more about the film below. Then, enter to WIN one of three (1 of 3) copies of Three Wishes for Cinderella for your home library. Good luck!

Photo courtesy Shout! Studios

ABOUT THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA

This fall, one of the world’s most renowned fairy tales will be brought to life in a spectacular new epic fantasy movie adventure! On October 18, 2022, Shout! Studios, in collaboration with Sola Media and Storm Films, will present THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA, a delightfully charming and atmospheric reimagining of the classic to the North American movie audiences for the first time on DVD, Blu-ray™+DVD combo pack and available for digital download and on-demand.

Starring popular Scandinavian pop star Astrid S, Cengiz Al (Skam), Thorbjørn Harr (Vikings), Nasrin Khusrawi (Lilyhammer), Bjørn Sundquist (Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters), Kristofer Hivju (Game of Thrones), Ellen Dorrit Petersen (The Worst Person in the WorldThe Innocents), and Ingrid Giæver (Thelma) and directed by Cecilie A. Mosli (Grey’s Anatomy), THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is visually stunning and magnificently produced major motion picture set in the arctic winter of Norway, with a vibrant storyline, an enchanting atmosphere, breathtaking scenery, and rustic charms. Cinderella emerges from this rich and thoroughly modern interpretation of the classic story as kind and beautiful while being strong, independent, and active in forging her own path. With gorgeous production design, cinematography, and visual effects, THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is a timeless and heartwarming story about love, self-empowerment, courage, and belief in liberty and justice that the entire family will enjoy.

Poised to captivate and entertain kids, families, movie collectors, and pop culture enthusiasts, THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA is available for pre-order now at ShoutFactory.com and will be available in stores and other fine retailers.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8DUMUWWenY

THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA | Movie Synopsis

Be enchanted by the heartwarming Nordic winter tale starring Pop Star Astrid S!

Since her father’s death, the kind-hearted but also courageous Cinderella lives with her cruel stepmother and spoiled stepsister, Dora, who treat her like a servant in her own house. During one of her escapes to the forest, Cinderella prevents a couple of men from hunting, amongst them, the handsome prince of the kingdom. They immediately feel attracted to each other, but he is expected to find a suitable bride at the next royal ball, which Cinderella is now allowed to attend. Equipped with a great deal of courage and empowered by her three magical acorns, she decides to stand up for herself and determine her own fate. Is she able to break free from her stepmother’s tyranny and find true love?

1080p High-Definition Widescreen (1.78:1)/DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 Norwegian and English/English, English SDH Subtitles/Color/Approximate Feature Running Time +/- 87 Minutes

THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA Premieres October 18 in North America for Watch-At-Home

Available on DVD, Blu-ray™+DVD Combo Pack, Digital and On-Demand

Pick up a copy of THREE WISHES FOR CINDERELLA for your home library.

~ GIVEAWAY ~

Pink Ninja Blogger and friends have partnered with Shout! Studios to give three (3) lucky reader the chance to WIN a DVD copy of Three Wishes for Cinderella! This giveaway ends on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM ET. Please note, this giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years and older. Good luck!

I think my girls would enjoy watching this for movie night. MarksvilleandMe would like to wish all those who enter

Good Luck!

Disclosure: This giveaway is in no way associated with, sponsored, administered, or endorsed by Facebook, Twitter, Google, Pinterest or any other social media network. Open to US and must be 18+. Confirmed Winner(s) will be contacted through email and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be drawn. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. The sponsor will be responsible for product fulfillment to winner(s) of the giveaway. The disclosure is done in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission 10 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

Monday, October 24, 2022

Homeschooling for the second year

 



We aren't new to homeschooling (we homeschooled my nephew who we have had since he was a baby) and wish we really did it with our first child and continued with all of them. With that being said on July 27,2021 we made the decision to homeschool our youngest child. Between Covid -19, remote learning, and the public school system doing a great disservice in teaching my children (at least the last two) we felt we needed to take the reigns so our youngest child would be better prepared for what the future may hold for her.

Little did we know I would find out that soon after that I had cancer and then find out it was Stage 3 Colon Cancer. My immune system was horrible, to begin with, Chemotherapy didn't make it any better so it was the right move at the right time. Even though last year threw us curve balls we made it through, seeing our child start to blossom, and finding out what she really enjoyed and what she hated in school was worth it. 

We are of course better prepared than we were last year and so far the school year is going well. 

Reading Log 2022 for MarksvilleandMe


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This year was really hard on our family. Where I thought I would have all the time in the world to read I found myself instead fighting for my life. Stage 3 Colon Cancer really gave me a hard time. We did get in a few books though and I will share them below. One of my bucket list items is reading the whole set of Nancy Drew books. I have read many over the years some more then once but wanted to do them in order.  


Saturday, October 22, 2022

Where I am today

 I thought I would update everyone on how everything is going. One thing I want to reflect on is my fight for disability. I was told when I was 11 years old that I should never work. Did I listen? No, I held down several jobs on farms, babysitting, and working in mom & pop stores as a teenager. Once I was married I worked in a grocery store, mom & pop store, ran my own child care for many years, worked with mentally and physically handicapped children and adults, worked for a movie theater, and did several freelance jobs. 

 When I was pregnant with our 6th biological child my Dr. made me promise once I had her I would not work anymore. I still tried to do freelance jobs which only caused me to get more sick until I just couldn't even do those anymore. 

 As you can see I have tried to make something of my blog but to be honest I don't make very much not enough to pay the bills but enough to get gifts for my family, but that isn't from what I write. That comes from doing surveys which takes time and you don't get rich from that, at least I haven't found a way to. 

 Then I do product reviews which is fun. I get to try out lots of products and introduce my family, friends, and readers to what is available and how I like it. Along with that, I am able to do giveaways for some of the companies as well as work with a whole assortment of bloggers in helping them with their giveaways. Again no payment just free items but it keeps me busy and I can work it around my being ill so often. 

 So back to my disability fight. It took me getting cancer for them to finally put it through. I am considered disabled for the rest of my life. We thought it would be the answer to our financial needs, and I would feel like I was contributing to our family's income. Sadly I was a wee bit short of the points to get SSI on my own. I know I may mess up the different programs up so I apologize, they are confusing enough. So they tried getting me money from another source and they say my husband already brings home too much in his own disability so I am not eligible. I am also not eligible for Medicare so I have to keep applying for Medicaid. 

 It certainly was not the answer we wanted, but it is what it is and has changed our future plans quite a bit, but we are going with it as the path we are supposed to be on and will keep plugging along. The worse part is my lawyer worked for over 7 years on my case and doesn't understand it all either. These are the only cases she does and has never seen one turn out like mine. She was only to get paid if I got money and I didn't so she literally spent years on my case for nothing in return. 

 I had planned to go see the Ocean which I have never seen when I made it through my treatments. We planned to make a big trip next Spring, but I don't think it will happen quite like we wanted it to. We wanted to stop at different places along the way to visit friends, family, and destinations. I know I'll make it to the ocean someday even if that is my children putting my ashes in the Ocean after I am gone. 

Today I awoke so my time here is not done. Thank you to those who stayed long enough to read and hope you will come back again. Hugs. 

Sunny Bay Upper Back Heat Wrap Giveaway!

 

Sunny Bay Giveaway

Welcome to the Sunny Bay Upper Back Heat Wrap Giveaway!

2 Winners!

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

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DELICIOUSLY SAVVY

, Pink Ninja Blog,

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Sunny Bay Heating Wraps

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2 Winners!

2 Lucky Winners will win a Upper Back Reusable Heat/Cool Wrap! TRV up to $168 Depending On Size.

This piece is amazing and you heat it up in the microwave to use a a heat wrap and can even put it into the freezer to use a a cold pack. It comes with a removable cover that is washable and that... is everything to me. Oh and did I mention it's made in the UDSA!? Well it is and that makes me love it even more! Read my review to learn more HERE.

Sunny Bay

Cannot Wait To See If You Are A Winner?! Use Code DELICIOUSLYSAVVY At The Checkout!

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THE GIVEAWAY

This is something I could use from time to time, but wish it had some kind of clasp to keep it on your back so you can move around while it is on without it falling off. It is great if you are sitting and relaxing though. MarksvilleandMe would like to wish all those who enter
Good Luck!

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 11/30/22. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.

Friday, October 21, 2022

The Seaweed Sway DVD Giveaway!

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Giveaway

Welcome to the Baby Shark's Big Show! The Seaweed Sway DVD Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Fall Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

HOST IS:

DELICIOUSLY SAVVY

, Pink Ninja Blog,

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This giveaway's Sponsor is:

Sponsored By

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1 Winner

1 Lucky Winner will win a copy of Baby Sharks Big Show! Seaweed Sway DVD!

FIND YOUR FLAIR WITH RAINBOW PUPPY IN THIS ALL-NEW DVD!In Baby Sharks Big Show! Seaweed Sway DVD you will follow Baby Shark and new characters as they create more smash hits in Baby Shark’s Big Show! The Seaweed Sway! featuring: Grammy Award®-winning* superstar Cardi B as Sharki B, the biggest rap icon in the seven seas; Offset, as Offshark; their daughter Kulture, as Toddler Shark; and John Michael Higgins, as Mayor Anchovy!

BABY SHARK IS BACK IN AN ALL-NEW STAR-STUDDED DVD!

Baby Shark’s Big Show!: The Seaweed Sway episodes:

*The Seaweed Sway

*Busy Baby

*A Shark Day’s Night

*Wavey Jones’ Locker

*Daddyshark

*Rocky-Bye

*Rainy Day Roundup

*Deep Goo Sea

Baby Shark’s Big Show!: The Seaweed Sway synopsis:

Do the “Seaweed Sway” along with Baby Shark and William when they meet the fin-credible rap icon Sharki B who created the dance craze! Next, Baby Shark bites off more than he can chew before his big dance party with Grandma Shark! Then, The Tentacools (Baby, William, and Vola) get caught up in the trappings of being rock starfishes and forget that they formed the band to have fun! It’s a dancing and singing extravaganza!

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THE GIVEAWAY

I think my grandsons would enjoy this DVD. MarksvilleandMe would like to wish all those who enter

Good Luck!

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 11/03/22. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to mcushing7 at hotmail dot com or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contest are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you would like to be a sponsor in a giveaway like this please email Melissa Cushing at mcushing7 (at)hotmail (dot) com. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Sponsors interested in joining our gift guides can see the information HERE.