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Discover “The Answer” by Jeremy Camp #Giveaway #TheAnswer #FlyBy

What a week! With so many going through unspeakable pain due to the shooting in Las Vegas and the people trying to rebuild their lives in Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Caribbean, one questions keeps coming to the surface…What is going on in this world?

This week, I also received Jeremy Camp’s new CD, The Answer. I thought the lyrics to the title track summed up a lot of what is on my mind and I am sure on the minds of thousands of others.

So many questions, the world is reaching
So many hurting, so many lost
With all this thriving, who can we lean on?
Creations crying, out from the dark

Another song on the CD that I think many will relate to is, Never Stopped Loving Me. It reminds us that no  matter if you go astray or through a dark period, God never stops loving you. He is always there for you, and that is a very comforting.

Many of the tracks on this CD, have that recurring message in them. In Love So Great, the lyrics say:

You made a way when I was so lost
You came running when I could not
You gave your life to show me true love
And took my chains and gave me freedom

Word of Life, is another powerful song and I think it will speak to many in these times. You can view the video below.

Word of life
Speak to my weary heart
Strengthen my broken parts
Lead me to Your open arms
Word of truth

Illuminate all these lies
The enemy speaks inside
In freedom I will rise‘Cause You called me out from the grave
So I can live like I’ve been changed
There is a new song in my soul
And it begins when I breathe in
Your word of life
(Your word of life)

Spirit of God
Take me to a deeper place
Take me out of what is safe
And I will not be afraid
Spirit of God
Fill me with joy again
Springing up from within
It cannot be contained

The lyrics to My Defender are very applicable to what is going on in the world. I think this whole album can bring hope and comfort to those who feel broken and hopeless in this world.

Though I walk through the valley of the shadow
And I stand face to face with the enemy
I will know that I am not forsaken
You surround me when the fire’s at my feetYou’re my defender
You fight for me
I will remember
You’re all I need
You are my healer
My remedy
Against the power of the unknown
And I will not stand alone
‘Cause You’re my defender

I can see You when the night is closing in
And I will trust You when it seems that there’s no hope
And I hold tight to the promise You have given
‘Cause this I know and I am confident

The Answer was just released on October 6th and is Jeremy Camp’s 15th career album in 15 years. Since his debut album, 2002’s STAY, Camp has established himself with numerous landmark accolades including four RIAA-Certified Gold albums, more than 4.5 million albums sold, a GRAMMY nomination, three American Music Awards nominations, multiple ASCAP awards, 41 radio No. 1’s, a Gold digital single (There Will Be A Day) and a multi-platinum DVD. 

“What’s been amazing about The Answer is that all of the songs were inspired by just being present,” Camp shares. “There was no song where I was sitting there and had this epiphany when I was writing. In every writing session, any idea literally just came in the moment. I was praying the whole time, ‘Lord, give me opportunities to combine these things that You are doing in our hearts.”

Camp continues, “When things get tough our first initial reaction is to say, ‘I don’t know if I can handle this.’ I can just tell you there is nowhere else to run. We can turn our backs on the Lord, but that’s where the problems are. There is pain and there is hurt, and Jesus literally offers peace, He offers hope and joy, and He offers the words of eternal life. This song is to encourage others to stick to the only true source of life who gives us all we need – Jesus Christ.”

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It’s time to…dance – with PJ Masks! #PJMasksTimetoMove

Getting up, moving and grooving is so good for kids and adults. We don’ t want to be or raise couch potatoes, so taking time for some fun activities that get everyone up and moving are always welcome in our home. That is why as a PJ Masks Official Blogger and parent, I am so excited about the SUPER “PJ Masks:Time to Move” Dance Party!

We recently received a PJ Masks ukulele and microphone to make having our very own dance party even more fun! Having the right music to set the tone or should I say stage, is easy with the official PJ Masks YouTube channel. Check it out and find all the toe-tapping, singalong music videos you need for your own dance party. For more singalong fun, you can find lyric sheets on the Official PJ Masks Website.


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Tour Dates For PJ Masks Live! “Time to Be a Hero” Announced!

SUPER NEWS FOR PJ MASKS FANS!

If your kids are PJ Masks fans, you may have been anxiously waiting for the PJ Masks Live! “Time to Be a Hero” Tour Dates to be announced. The wait is over! We are going to be going to see them in NYC soon! Check out the dates below and see if they are coming to a city near you. What fun it will be to experience this brand-new stage production with my kids’ favorite heroes!

PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO” TO HIT THE ROAD IN FIRST-EVER LIVE THEATRICAL TOUR

New Live-Action Adventure Brings Entertainment One’s
Hit Animated TV Series to Life – on Stage – in More than 60 North American Cities Starting September 2017

PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,” a brand-new, fully immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. Exclusive pre-sales begin Tuesday, May 16, at 10am EST, with the general public on-sale starting Friday, May 19, at 10am EST.

The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko, and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics, and immersive interactivity.

PJ Masks, the hit series, follows the thrilling nighttime adventures of three young friends who transform into their dynamic alter egos, Catboy, Owlette and Gekko, when they put on their pajamas at night and activate their animal amulets. Together, they embark on action-packed capers, solving mysteries and learning valuable lessons along the way.

See below for tour dates and locations. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit, www.pjmaskslive.com.

Tour Dates

  • Tuesday, September 19 – New London, CT – Garde Arts Center
  • Wednesday, September 20 – Reading, PA – Santander PAC
  • Thursday, September 21 – Baltimore, MD – Hippodrome
  • Friday, September 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center
  •  Saturday, September 23 – Philadelphia, PA – Kimmel Center
  • Sunday, September 24 – Charleston, WV – Clay Center
  • Tuesday, September 26 – Grand Rapids, MI – DeVos Performance Hall
  • Wednesday, September 27 – Saginaw, MI – The Dow Event Center Theatre
  • Thursday, September 28 – Cleveland, OH – State Theatre
  • Saturday, September 30 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
  • Sunday, October 1 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
  • Tuesday, October 3 – East Lansing, MI – Wharton Center
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
  • Saturday, October 7 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
  • Sunday, October 8 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
  • Tuesday, October 10 – Toronto, ON – Sony Centre
  • Wednesday, October 11 – Kitchener, ON – Centre In The Square
  • Saturday, October 14 – New York, NY – Theatre at Madison Square Garden
  • Sunday, October 15 – New York, NY – Theatre at Madison Square Garden
  • Tuesday, October 17 – Wilkes Barre, PA – F.M. Kirby Center
  • Wednesday, October 18 – Virginia Beach, VA – Sandler Center
  • Thursday, October 19 – Fayetteville, NC – Crown Center
  • Saturday, October 21 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
  • Sunday, October 22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Charlotte, NC – Ovens Auditorium
  • Wednesday, October 25 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun
  • Friday, October 27 – Ft. Myers, FL – Barbara B. Mann
  • Saturday, October 28 – Tampa Bay, FL – Ferguson Hall
  • Sunday, October 29 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
  • Wednesday, November 1 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
  • Thursday, November 2 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
  • Friday, November 3 – Sugar Land, TX – Smart Financial Centre
  • Saturday, November 4 – Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
  • Sunday, November 5 – Oklahoma City, OK – Hudson Performance Hall
  • Monday, November 6 – Little Rock, AR – Robinson Center
  • Tuesday, November 7 – Austin, TX – ACL Moody
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Tulsa, OK – Chapman Music Hall
  • Thursday, November 9 – Kansas City, MO – The Midland
  • Friday, November 10 – Louisville, KY – Palace Theatre
  • Saturday, November 11 – Indianapolis, IN – Clowes Theatre
  • Sunday, November 12 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
  • Tuesday, November 14 – Pittsburgh – Byham Theatre
  • Wednesday, November 15 – Warren, OH – Packard Music Hall
  • Saturday, November 18 – Milwaukee, WI – Riverside Theatre
  • Sunday, November 19 – Appleton, WI – Fox Cities PAC
  • Monday, November 20 – Omaha, NE – Ralston Arena
  • Tuesday, November 21 – Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
  • Friday, November 24 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica
  • Saturday, November 25 – Las Vegas, NV – The Orleans
  • Sunday, November 26 – Los Angeles, CA – Microsoft Theatre
  • Monday, November 27 – Santa Rosa, CA – Luther Burbank Center
  • Wednesday, November 29 – Portland, OR – Schnitzer Hall
  • Thursday, November 30 – Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
  • Friday, December 1 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center
  • Saturday, December 2 – San Jose, CA – Civic Auditorium
  • Tuesday, December 5 – Seattle, WA – McCaw Hall
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Spokane, WA – Bing Crosby Theatre

About Entertainment One

Entertainment One Ltd. (LSE:ETO) is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. The Company’s diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, merchandising and licensing, and digital content. Through its global reach and expansive scale, powered by deep local market knowledge, the Company delivers the best content to the world.

About Round Room Presents

Round Room Presents is a live entertainment firm that specializes in the production and promotion of live arena shows, concert tours, theatrical performances and touring exhibitions. Round Room are currently the Executive Producers for Exhibitionism: The Rolling Stones blockbuster exhibit.

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Discover Laura Story’s New Album, “Open Hands” #FlyBy #OpenHands #Giveaway

I recently had the pleasure to listen to Laura Story’s new album, Open Hands. I like Laura’s music, so I was excited to learn more about what inspired the songs on this album and listen to the tracks. The title track, Open Hands is about worshiping God with your hands open. Instead of clenching your fists when you feel things slipping away, open your hands and let God know that it is all his. That is a very powerful message!

“We never get to a point where we can do life apart from complete and total daily dependence on Jesus,” Story admits. “The irony is the less control we have, the more peace we have and the more, I would even say, success and joy we find. It’s a contrary picture to what the world tells us, but it’s gaining through letting go.”

Open Hands is the follow-up to 2013’s critically-acclaimed God of Every Story, and in the years that have passed since her last release, Story has given birth to twins, making their brood a family of five. Now, as a mom to three kids—Josie, Benjamin and Griffin—the posture of “open hands” feels more necessary than ever before as she juggles ministry and motherhood.

Tracks on the Album:

  • Death Was Arrested
  • Open Hands
  • You Came Running
  • Give You  Faith
  • For The Love Of My King
  • Awake My Soul (A 1000 Tongues)
  • Whisper
  • Every Word You Breathe
  • Majesty
  • Extraordinary
  • Grace Abounds

A parade of A-list songwriters, including Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Mia Fieldes, Hank Bentley, Sarah Hart and Seth Mosley, among others, pepper the album’s 11 tracks. Through writing sessions both alone and with others, Story began to gradually see this common thread of surrender emerge.

Give You Faith is a favorite of mine, it talks about how the greatest thing you can give your children, is faith. It is a very sweet ballad of a mother to her child. Laura talks about how she won’t be a perfect parent, she will let them down, disappoint them but, she will earn their trust and give them faith.

Story isn’t afraid to write about grace at work in the middle of unexpected, unexplainable situations. She can only write from experience and how she’s seen God redeem the darkest chapters of her own life. “My greatest goal is always for my story to encourage listeners to believe that they, too, can live out their faith in the midst of hard circumstances,” she says. “I truly believe that the songs we sing and the songs we write act as the soundtrack for people’s faith. So I want to give people the most substantial tools that give them the clearest picture of who God is and who they are in Christ.”

Another song I really like is, Grace Abounds. It talks about times when we feel the world is broken, when it feels like hope cannot be found. Sadly these days, feelings like that creep in far too often. This song addresses that and reminds us that even in the darkest times, Grace Abounds.

“When it feels like hope can’t be found, when we don’t even know how we’re going to put one foot in front of the other,” she continues, “Scripture teaches us that’s when grace abounds.”

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Faith is Rising Up Like Ivy in #TheGarden #FlyBy #Giveaway

As we brace for another snow storm, the longing for spring is hitting me hard. That darn groundhog says there will be 6 more weeks of winter. I guess it is to be expected after the extremely mild winter we had last year.  I cannot wait for the trees to start budding and the days to get longer and warmer.

The seasons of the year can be a lot like life. Sometimes we are going through tough times that seem to not want to let up. Those times can feel similar to the most harsh winter we feel will never end. Then, through the snow-covered ground, a tiny crocus appears to give us hope for spring and the rebirth it brings.

Worship leader Kari Jobe feels that even when our souls grow weary and dark in the thick of winter that God is always at work. The slow and unexpected green breaking through the frozen ground signaling the first signs of spring show us that. Kari Jobe who just released her fourth album, The Garden, invites listeners to drink of the wellspring of hope she’s found in the midst of unimaginable tragedy.

This new album is rooted in a series of personal transition and remarkable grief for the singer and her family. Over the course of the last two years, Jobe got married, moved from her hometown of Dallas, Texas to Nashville where they bought their first home and had a baby.

Jobe was a four months pregnant when her sister, Kris gave birth to a stillborn daughter, James Ivy. Jobe says the loss shattered her heart and wrecked her. She tried to walk in peace when she did not feel peaceful. Aching for her sister, Jobe was also anxious about the safety of her unborn baby. She welcomed her son Canyon Carnes last February.

While she celebrated the birth of her son, her sister’s loss weighed heavy on her heart. As Jobe held her son, she looked out her kitchen window to see the first signs of spring. Taking a walk in the garden she noticed what only God could produce: thick, green ivy lacing its way overhead that quickly reminded her of her niece’s namesake.

“Ivy is the most resilient plant there is. It can grow in the harshest of climates; it can grow in the harshest of situations,” Jobe explains, adding, “I’m standing in this garden. There’s ivy growing, and I just started to realize, ‘God, You’re moving in a way that is different than what I asked for, but You are moving.’ He’s at work and doing things we can’t see.”

The experience yielded the title track for Jobe’s new album and fresh healing for her soul. “Those seeds were planted years ago for it to be the way that it was that day for me, because it wasn’t just last year that they planted all this beautiful ivy. That took years,” she observes. “Something in my spirit started to rustle. Life was coming back. What felt dead in my heart was starting to wake up. It was like I’d been in this place of being numb in my walk with the Lord, but something just started blooming in my heart.”

Her unanswered questions began to grow into songs. As Jobe declared God’s goodness over her own circumstances, He began to transform her heart. “These raw things were coming out of my mouth, so I just started writing,” she shares. “I Will Sing,” written while she was still pregnant, became the first song she penned for this album. Jobe spent the next several months pouring out her emotions one track at a time.  She and her husband wrote together frequently, and Cody adds vocals on numerous tracks.

In addition, Jobe co-wrote with acclaimed songwriters, including Jacob and Amanda Cook of Bethel Music, Brooke Fraser Ligertwood, Ben Fielding, Jason Ingram, Mia Fieldes, Martin Smith and Josh Silverburg, among others.

“The garden is true intimacy with the Father, and it’s a place where He intended for us as humankind to be surrounded with His creation. There’s life in things that He’s created,” she offers. “I want to lead people into intimacy with the Father. It’s something that’s so important as we walk through stuff in our lives.”

Today, Jobe and her family continue to discover restoration through glimpses of God’s goodness. “The healing that He’s been bringing to my family and the way that He’s met us in our pain, it’s made me realize how many people are going through really intense pain and disappointments and trials,” Jobe offers. “There’s a lot of people who have lost babies or family members out of traumatic experiences. My eyes have been opened to that in a whole new way.”

“Everyone who’s seen something grow out of the dust realizes God was up to something in the midst of pain and questions. He never promised that it would be easy or that it would be pain-free, but that He would never leave us or forsake us,” Jobe offers, adding, “I’m more aware of His presence than I think I’ve ever been.

This is a beautiful album that will remind you even through the dark times, that God is there working, even if you cannot see what that is yet. I think everyone will take something from this album and the beautiful music and songs are calming and give hope to our lives.

Would you like a chance to win a copy of this CD? If so, enter the giveaway below. You can purchase it HERE.

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Enter The Folgers Jingle Contest and You Could Win $25,000! #FolgersJingle #IC

“This post was sponsored by Folgers as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) guidelines concerning the use of endorsement and testimonials in advertising. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.”

For as long as I can remember, the heartwarming Folgers® Coffee Commercials featuring the iconic Folgers® Jingle-“The best part of wakin’ up, is Folgers in your cup” have been a favorite of mine. I am sure many of you reading are nodding your head in agreement right now. That simple jingle is one that has generations of Americans singing along.

Now Folgers® is celebrating the rich tradition of American Music by inviting musicians of all kinds to embrace their well-know jingle and make it their own!

Did you know that Folgers® has a long-standing tradition of inspiring musicians to follow their dreams? They certainly do, and this year, they’ve teamed up with country music singer-songwriter Chris Young to encourage aspiring musicians to get their creative juices flowing and come up with their own version of the iconic Best Part of Wakin’ Up™ Jingle in the Folgers® Jingle Contest.

How Do You Enter?

  • Submit a video of your best version of the jingle on the website from January 30th through February 27th. Your version of the Jingle must include the complete melody and complete lyrics of “The Best Part of Wakin’ Up is Folgers in Your Cup.”
  • From February 27th to March 19th, Folgers® will choose 5 semi-finalists who will each have a mentor session with Chris Young before the online vote.
  • From March 27th to April 24th, fans around the country will get the chance to vote daily for their favorite jingle. Every vote automatically enters you to win prizes up to $10,000.
  • Finally, in May, one winner will be selected to win the grand prize of $25,000!

So if you have always wanted to create a brand jingle, here is your chance! Check out the contest website HERE. You can stay in the loop with Folgers® on their website, Facebook and Twitter. So get some Folgers® in your cup and start composing! 


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These Are Songs To Uplift, Heal & Empower Children and Families

Growing up in New Jersey, Jennifer Paskow spent hours in her bedroom singing songs from Annie, The King and I, The Sound of Music, Oliver! and other Broadway shows, alternating with sitting at the piano with her clipboard, writing songs in the mode of Carole King.

With admiration for Raffi and his child-honoring philosophy, and inspired by the spirit of her favorite album from childhood, Free to Be … You and Me, Jennifer Paskow’s objective with Make A Circle was to make a recording that would feel like a hug for humanity. Produced by Don Boyette (Michael Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Gary Clark, Jr.) and mixed and mastered by Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beck, The Mars Volta, Los Lobos, Ozomatli), the album achieves and far surpasses Jennifer’s goal.

 

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Make A Circle leads off by showcasing Jennifer Paskow’s rich, honeyed voice on Make A Circle, whose central message is to extend your love to others by learning to love yourself. The “love” theme continues with “The I Love You Song,” a peppy and very danceable straight up ode to affection. “On The Inside,” an anthem to self-esteem, encourages young people to look within to discover their intrinsic value. “Listen to Your Heart” sets its lyrics to a musical heartbeat and encourages a contemplative looking within for answers.

You can watch Jennifer sing Make A Circle HERE.

“I Am A Tree” connects us to one another and Mother Earth by presenting the metaphor of a tree connecting to the earth as an emblem of the oneness of all things, while “Celebrate This Day” urges physical movement to express the sheer joy of life. Continuing the celebration theme, Jennifer Paskow’s version of “This Little Light of Mine” is a manifestation of traditional hand-clapping gospel exuberance.

Celestial bodies receive their due in the wrap-up of this beautiful album. The soothing sounds of “Hello Moon” depict the wonder of being connected to nature and the universe, while “Long Time Sun” is an Irish blessing that Jennifer Paskow often sings at the end of the classes she teaches.

A trained music therapist and children’s music and yoga teacher, Jennifer Paskow has been an exponent of healing since she was a child. When not recording or performing publicly, Jennifer can be found teaching music at preschools and in a variety of “Parent and Me” music class settings, teaching yoga to kids living in shelters, and sharing her music with hospitalized children and their families as a volunteer with the acclaimed organization The Art of Elysium. Says Jennifer, ”Singing for kids in the hospital is a real highlight for me. I always walk away feeling joyfully inspired and rooted in my purpose. I’ve been doing community service since I was nine years old, and the ideas of giving back and supporting my community are deeply ingrained in my being. I believe in the interconnectedness of all life and that, as we give, we are receiving.”

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MAKE A CIRCLE TRACK LIST:
Make A Circle
The I Love You Song
On The Inside
I Am
Listen To Your Heart
I Am A Tree
Celebrate This Day
This Little Light Of Mine
Hello Moon
Long Time Sun
The I Love You Song (acoustic)

Make A Circle will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.

 


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Enter Our #Giveaway For “The Wonder Years” Complete Series on DVD

Last week Time Life re-issued one of the most beloved sitcoms of all-time in specially priced slipcase packaging!

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THE WONDER YEARS: THE COMPLETE SERIES

There’s Never Been a Better Time to Add One of the “Top 20 Shows of the ‘80’s” to Your Home Entertainment Collection; the 22-Disc Set Features All 115 Landmark Episodes and Nearly 12 Hours of Exclusive Bonus Features!

For six seasons, The Wonder Years captured the angst of growing up in suburban middle-class America in the late 1960’s, as seen through the life and times of Kevin Arnold (Fred Savage). Audiences eagerly followed his evolution as a typical awkward teenager who remembered every moment of his transition from childhood with excruciating detail and remarkable hindsight.

From his first kiss with Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) to his friendship with Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano) and the ups and downs of the Arnold family, fans shared in laughter, love, and loss, but above all, wonder. This 22-DVD set contains all 115 episodes from the six seasons of this landmark series that aired from 1988 to 1993. Included in this specially priced slipcase set are complete show notes with episode synopses, cast member reflections, “Current Events,” and more plus nearly 12 hours of bonus material, as well as an astounding soundtrack of over 300 classic period songs as they were featured in the original broadcasts featuring such artists as: Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin, James Taylor, and of course, Joe Cocker’s unforgettable theme.

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BONUS FEATURES 

  • Highlights from the first cast reunion in 16 years
  • Roundtable discussions with Danica McKellar, Fred Savage, and Josh Saviano
  • 6 newly produced featurettes
  • Farewell set tour
  • One-hour ABC broadcast of the series finale
  • 1 TV Guide
  • Exclusive interviews with the show’s creators and cast including Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, Josh Saviano, Alley Mills, Dan Lauria, Olivia d’Abo, Jason Hervey, and more!

ABOUT THE WONDER YEARS 

The Wonder Years debuted in 1988 following ABC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XXII, and the affectionate look at growing up in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s in suburban America was unlike anything else on television. It was 1968 — the year of Nixon, space walks, Mod Squad, and Vietnam. Enter Kevin Arnold, a sixth grader at Kennedy Junior High School. Set against the suburban backdrop of Anytown, USA, Kevin sought to minimize his teenage angst while dealing with an older, noogie-happy brother Wayne (Jason Hervey), a rebellious sister, Karen (Olivia d’Abo), distant, workaholic father, Jack (Dan Lauria) and doting housewife mother, Norma (Alley Mills). Add to the mix Paul Pfeiffer (Josh Saviano), his nerdy, allergy-riddled best friend, a potential love interest in winsome girl-next-door Winnie Cooper (Danica McKellar) and narration by an older, wiser, wittier Kevin (voiced by Daniel Stern) to add perspective to the nostalgia, and you have the perfect recipe for TV greatness.

For the next six seasons, America tuned in to follow Kevin’s exploits, as he navigated adolescence in the most memorable of ways. From 1988 to 1993, The Wonder Years was one of the most popular shows on TV, achieving a spot in the Nielsen Top 30 for four of its six seasons. And the critical accolades and awards would follow: after only a scant six episodes, the show captured an Emmy® for “Best Comedy Series;” and, at the age of 13, Fred Savage would become the youngest actor ever nominated as “Outstanding Lead Actor for a Comedy Series.” The series would also go on to win 24 awards (and be nominated for 70 more), including multiple Emmy® Awards, a Golden Globe® and, in 1989, a Peabody® Award for pushing the boundaries of the sitcom format and using new modes of storytelling. Additionally, in 1997, “My Father’s Office” was ranked #29 on TV Guide’s “100 Greatest Episodes of All Time” and in the 2009 list, the pilot episode was ranked #43. Suffice it to say, The Wonder Years was one of the most critically lauded sitcoms of the late 80s and early 90s.

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Time Life is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win this 22 disc Wonder Years Collection! Thank you to Time Life for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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How To Light Up Your Music– #Giveaway

When I was younger my mom bought these awesome radios that looked like they had a TV screen in the center. She bought 3 of them and they were all different colors. When you turned the radio on, the “TV screen” would light up with colored lights that flashed in beat with the music. One of my friends loved then so much, she still talks about them till this day.

Technology has surely changed since the late 70’s hasn’t it? It is amazing how far we have come. Those radios my mom bought way back were cool but today I am going to show you something to really blow you away. I had the chance to test out the Havit Lighthouse, outdoor, wireless, Bluetooth, LED Speaker.

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This is so much more than a speaker! It is a lantern, it is a power bank to charge your mobile devices, it’s an FM radio, it can play music from a card, audio cable connection or Bluetooth connection. It has voice prompts and it has awesome colored LED lighting options that are beyond cool! We absolutely love this speaker and I bet you will too. You can buy this right on Amazon-there is a link to the product at the bottom of this post. Check out our video below.

Product Features:

• Driver: 6 ohm
• Bluetooth Version: 2.1
• Color: Army green
• LED Power: 3W
• Output Power : 10W
• USB Output: DC 5V,1A
• Power Supply : DV 5V,Li-on battery,8000mah
• Charging Means: USB
• Bluetooth: Yes
• TF card : Supported
• Speaker:10W
• Power Bank Function:Yes
• FM Function: Yes
• Size: 18.7x12x12cm
• Weight: 1066g

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This Season’s Perfect Entertainment Gifts-#HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

Okay, so if you are stuck thinking of gift ideas, you should check out Time Life. I mean, who wouldn’t love the complete series coming-of-age hit show–The Wonder Years?

Wonder years Signature Edition

I was blown away by how awesome this complete series metal locker set is. It comes in a replica locker, inside you find locker magnets, a yearbook with lots of great photos and fun stuff about the cast and of course all the DVDs of the complete series.

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This would make any Wonder Years fan sing out a tune, better yet you can create a brand new one with this great set. Seriously, this is one great gift for individuals or for a family gift everyone can watch together.  This set is available at Costco but there are similar sets on the Time Life webiste if you do not have a Costco near you.

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The beloved, award-winning series is now on DVD for the first time ever! Available for a limited time with a hand-signed Wonder Years yearbook!

Premiering after the 1988 Super Bowl, The Wonder Years captured the hearts of audiences and critics alike with the trials and tribulations of young Kevin Arnold as he enters junior high. From his first kiss with Winnie Cooper to his friendship with Paul Pfeiffer and the ups and downs of the Arnold family, fans shared in laughter, love, loss, and above all, wonder.

Now you can own a piece of television history with a limited-editionWonder Years set hand-signed by Fred Savage, Danica McKellar, and other cast. There are only 500 available and each collection comes with a certificate of authenticity.

You’ll get the complete series housed in a collectible metal locker like those at Kennedy Junior High (Go Wildcats!) The locker includes…

  • All 115 episodes on 26 DVDs, including over 300 songs as they were featured in the original broadcast!
  • Over 23 hours of exclusive bonus features
  • Two notebooks with detailed episode information, photos, and production notes
  • Custom Wonder Years magnets to decorate your locker
  • A replica yearbook with behind-the-scenes photos and notes from the cast and crew. Plus, in this special Signature Edition, the yearbook cover will be hand-signed by Fred, Danica, and other cast members!

Exclusive bonus features include…

  • The first cast reunion in 16 years
  • Over 20 interviews with all 7 main cast members, the creators, narrator, guests stars, and many more!
  • Ten newly-produced featurettes
  • Never-before-seen outtakes of Kevin and Winnie’s first kiss!

 

You want more! How about a whole lot more? You can really rock out to The Midnight Special Collector’s Edition. This DVD set is jam-packed with late night’s original rock & roll show with loads of great extras!

 

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Bring home the ’70s greatest artists performing their biggest hits LIVE on The Midnight Special.

The Midnight Special was the first of its kind. The most popular artists of the day, from rock, pop and soul, shared the stage performing their hits LIVE on late-night television – and right in your living room.

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This collection contains almost ten hours of incredible performances, 130 songs, PLUS almost five hours of bonus features including brand-new interviews and exclusive featurettes highlighting the history and the legacy of this pioneering TV show. You also get a bonus disc featuring the best comedy from The Midnight Special including Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Billy Crystal and more.  You’ll also receive a 32-page booklet featuring photos and stories about The Midnight Special. Everything comes packaged in a beautiful collector’s box.

  • Tom Petty
  • Aerosmith
  • Alice Cooper
  • Bee Gees
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Jim Croce
  • Helen Reddy
  • Earth, Wind and Fire
  • KC & the Sunshine Band
  • Heart
  • Neil Sedak

Classic TV is a great choice too and I don’t think you can go wrong with The Carol Burnett Show: The Lost Episodes.

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No one has seen the first five seasons of ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ since they were first aired – no re-runs, no web streaming, no DVDs, nothing, nowhere, zip…until now!” – Carol Burnett

For the first time on DVD, you can now own the best episodes from the groundbreaking years of Carol’s beloved variety show. You’ll see the first episode aired, the first performances of many of her famous characters, legendary guest stars, and show-stopping musical performances.

The Lost Episodes features 21 uncut episodes plus over 11 hours of bonus material on 10 DVDs. Exclusive bonus features include:

  • A Backstage Tour of Studio 33 where the show was filmed
  • Exclusive interviews with Alan Alda, Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Steve Carell, Tina Fey, and many more
  • Rare Carol TV Specials
  • Newly Produced Featurettes
  • Hilarious Bonus Sketches
  • Never-Before-Seen Bloopers and Outtakes

Plus, you’ll receive a collectible 40-page Guest Book with autographs from Carol’s guests, friends, and fans, production photos, and notes from Carol herself! All 21 episodes closed captioned!

 Finally for any Hee Haw Fans on your list there is The Hee Haw Collection of 11 Episodes on 8 DVDs!

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Television’s longest-running comedy-variety show brought us hilarious jokes from Kornfield Kounty along with country’s biggest stars, into America’s living rooms for over 20 years

Roy Clark and Buck Owens hosted the countrified ensemble show, pickin’ and grinnin’ and singin’ and spinnin’ with a talented cast of characters. Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Archie Campbell, and the rest of the Hee Haw gang traded knee-slappers and gut-busting one-liners in hilarious sketches including “Doc Campbell,” “PFFT! You Were Gone” and “Gordie’s General Store”—as well as the all-time favorites “Rindercella” and “Trigonometry.”

And because Hee Haw was a favorite stop for country’s greatest stars, the collection features over 100 classic performances by country stars at the peaks of their careers, like Johnny CashDolly PartonKenny Rogers, George Jones, Waylon JenningsHank Williams Jr. and so many more!

The complete set includes 2 Bonus DVDs. Hee Haw Laffs includes enduring sketches and countess comic moments from the early years, plus the series premiere with Loretta Lynn and Charley Pride as it aired in 1969. You’ll also enjoy exclusive bonus interviews with original cast members including Roy Clark and Lulu Roman!

We have added all these wonderful entertainment gift ideas to our 2015 Holiday Gift Guide! And now for a gift for you, we are bringing you the sponsored giveaway below where you can enter to win some great entertainment!

Enter To Win:

Time Life is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win a 3 DVD SET of The Hee Haw Collection!  Thank you Time Life for the review products and for sponsoring this fantastic giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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