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Adobe Premiere Elements Review & Giveaway For 2 Winners!!! #HolidayGiftGuide

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Adobe Premiere Elements empowers your creative vision with video editing that’s so easy, it almost makes the movie for you. Use automated options, special effects, and in-app guidance to turn your video clips into entertaining movies that will wow family and friends. And now, take your Elements videos with you, wherever you go, on your smart phone or tablet.  Do the same with your photos and make awesome slide shows, set to great music with your choice of transitions and effects!

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I recently had the chance to upgrade from my older version of Adobe Premiere Elements to Premiere Elements 12.  The newest version comes with great new features.  I have only skimmed the surface and made one short video but I really like the updated version because there is so much more you can do like add new film looks, spotlight your subject with motion tracking and the auto smart tone feature allows the software to get to know your style.

 

One of the things I like best about Premiere Elements is that anyone from novice to expert can use this software to create great movies, it is so user-friendly.  When you have made your move it is easy to share to Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, and all the other leading online sharing services and social media sites.
The Guided Edits can help you learn and master editing techniques to make your videos pop.  Have you ever wished you could create great looking videos but were intimidated because you thought it was way too difficult.  Well, now it is like you have your own instructor with you, showing you just how to do things.  Learn the ins and outs of editing your videos and soon people will be wishing they could create videos like yours.
Mommy Ramblings thinks Adobe Premiere Elements 12 makes a great gift for anyone that takes videos and wants user friendly software to organize, create and share their one of a kind movies with.  We are adding Adobe Premiere Elements 12 to our 2013 Holiday Gift Guide!!! Open to US and Canadian residents.
Adobe is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  Two lucky blog readers will win their own Adobe Premiere Elements 12!  Thank you Adobe for the review software and for sponsoring this creative giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!
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Elizabeth Mitchell, “The Sounding Joy”, Christmas & Solstice Songs From American Folk Tradition CD Review & Givaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

I recently was given the opportunity to preview The Sounding Joy a CD by Elizabeth Mitchell and friends filled with Christmas and Solstice Songs from American Folk Traditions.  When I started playing it my little ones started coming into the kitchen dancing and trying to sing along.  My husband asked me what it was and he liked the sound very much and as a musician himself I would take that as great praise.  I thought it was very well done and definitely filled with joy.  

You can get a free download of the song, Children, Go Where I Send Thee by clicking HERE! 

 

The Sounding Joy Elizabeth Mitchell

 

 Elizabeth Mitchell & Friends – Peggy Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Dan Zanes, Aoife O’Donovan & more – explore the Ruth Crawford Seeger Christmas songbook on ‘The Sounding Joy’ from  Smithsonian Folkways

GRAMMY-nominated recording artist Elizabeth Mitchell releases The Sounding Joy, an exploration of Christmas and solstice songs from the American folk tradition.  Drawn almost exclusively from the often overlooked but deeply influential songbook of revered composer and anthologist Ruth Crawford Seeger, these songs evoke an era before mass media and the commercialization of Christmas, when sacred song, dance, contemplation, and gathering were prized above all else during the holiday season. Mitchell’s fifth album for Smithsonian Folkways, The Sounding Joy features husband Daniel Littleton, daughter Storey, and special guests Peggy Seeger, Natalie Merchant, Amy Helm, Aoife O’Donovan, Gail Ann Dorsey, Larry Campbell, Dan Zanes, and John Sebastian, among many other family, friends, and neighbors. This gorgeously reverent 24-song collection attempts to save these traditional American holiday songs from an “unmarked grave,” as Merchant puts it in her essay included in the liner notes. The Sounding Joy is truly for listeners of all ages and is Smithsonian Folkways’ first holiday album in more than a decade.

Sneak Peek at The Sounding Joy: Listen to “Children, Go Where I Send Thee (Little Bitty Baby: A Cumulative Song)”  and

http://www.folkways.si.edu/radio/sounding_joy_preview/little-bitty-baby.html

While recovering from surgery four years ago, Mitchell spent a Thanksgiving weekend thinking about the project that would eventually become The Sounding Joy.  A longtime fan and champion of Ruth Crawford Seeger’s work, Mitchell soon found herself thoroughly immersed in Seeger’s third and final songbook, American Folk Songs for Christmas. Seeger, mother of musicians Mike and Peggy Seeger and stepmother of Pete Seeger, died from cancer at age 52 in 1953, the very same year American Folk Songs for Christmas was published.

The guest artists on The Sounding Joy are impressive. Amy Helm leads a rousing version of “Last Month of the Year” through a groove and vocal quartet style that invokes the early Staple Singers with guitar figures reminiscent of Malian desert blues. Natalie Merchant lends her vocals on the haunting “Joseph and Mary (The Cherry Tree Carol),” and also contributes an essay to the liner notes, while writer/artist Brian Selznick (author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret) provided illustrations for the album package.

Although the songs presented are specific to the Christian tradition, Mitchell’s husband Daniel Littleton cites the inclusive nature of the project, describing the assembly of musicians as an “ecumenical summit” of sorts, with participants of many religious and non-religious backgrounds coming together happily to bring the songs to life. Mitchell sums up the spirit of the album best in her notes: “However you and your loved ones celebrate the last month of the year, I hope it is filled with the sounds of joy.”

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Bring Pound Puppies: “Holiday Hijinks” Home November 5th!!! DVD Giveaway For 2 Winners!!!

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It’s Time For Holiday Hijinks!

             Pound Puppies: Holiday Hijinks

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      Bring Home the Holiday Fun November 5th

                      from Shout! Factory Kids

 

The holidays are almost here and no one is more excited than these lovable Pound Puppies! On November 5th, 2013, Shout! Factory Kids, in collaboration with Hasbro Studios, will release Pound Puppies: Holiday Hijinks on DVD.

Can the Pound Puppies gang — Lucky, Niblet, Cookie, Strudel, Squirt and Mr. Nut-Nut — make sure that every pet has a family of their very own this holiday season? Find out in this merry-filled disc, packed with five of your all-time favorite holiday episodes!

Winner of the 2012 Humanitas Prize in Children’s Animation, the Pound Puppies series is currently airing on The Hub in the U.S. and YTV in Canada and stars the voices of Eric McCormack, Yvette Nicole Brown, Michael Rapaport, John DiMaggio, Alanna Ubach, René Auberjonois, and M. Emmet Walsh.

Episodes Include:

  • I Heard The Barks On Christmas Eve
  • I Never Barked For My Father
  • Barlow
  • Good Dog, McLeish
  • Prince And The Pupper

Shout Kids Factory is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Two lucky blog readers will win Pound Puppies: Holiday Hijinks DVD!!!  Thank you Shout Kids Factory for the review DVD and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Noxicare, Natural Pain Relief Cream Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

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Noxicare™ means fast, natural pain relief with:

• NO known side effects
• NO prescription needed
• NO greasy feel or strong smell
• NO harmful chemicals
• NO lab-produced pharmaceuticals
• NO more pain

Noxicare™ is a breakthrough natural, patent-pending pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief Cream is registered with the FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States Government), NDC 51230-391-01.

Noxicare™ is available in capsules for all-over pain or in a topical cream for localized pain.

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How is Noxicare™ different?

Noxicare™ is different than any other natural pain relief formula you may have tried. It’s not simply a mixture of natural painkillers, but a proprietary blend of proven painkillers in precise amounts that:

  • enable each ingredient to effectively alleviate a specific type of pain on its own
    AND
  • cause each ingredient to act as a catalyst to the others, actually BOOSTING the effectiveness of the ingredients as a whole.
    The result is an extraordinarily potent, natural pain relief formula that relieves all 3 common types of pain: inflammationmuscle aches and nerve pain.

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Other products might reduce inflammation, lessen muscle aches or increase blood flow to ease painful nerve endings.

Noxicare relaxes the muscle and reduces inflammation to alleviate pain, while working to increase blood flow to calm painful nerve endings.

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Noxicare is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  2 lucky blog readers will win a full size 3.5 oz tube of Noxicare Creme.  Open to US Residents.

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Hotline to God Phone Review and Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

Hear 25 inspirational Bible verses with the push of a button to the Hotline to God®.  This great phone lets anyone listen to 25 inspirational Bible verses in a unique and fun way.  Great for kids to hear the verses of the Bible.  My four-year old was amazed with this phone and really thinks he is listening to God himself through the phone.  His name is Luke so whenever the verse is taken from the Gospel according to Luke and the speaker says Luke and the verse number, Luke is so happy because he thinks God is calling his name.  This makes a special gift for anyone and I can tell you that no one can resist picking up the phone and listening to a verse or two or three or more that comes over.

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Lift the handset and press the dial button for private listening, or simply leave the handset in its cradle and press the dial button to play a verse. The volume can be adjusted to your desire.

  • Easy to Use – Just the Push of a Button
  • Robust Construction
  • Compliments Any Décor
  • Inspirational Packaging
  • Makes an Excellent Gift
  • Great Fund Raising Product
  • Integrated Volume Control Button
  • Batteries Included

Isn’t it nice to know that when you pick up this telephone, God’s words are immediately available to you?

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The Hotline To God Store is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  Two lucky blog readers will win their own Hotline To God Phone.  Thank you to The Hotline To God Store for the review phone and for sponsoring this inspiring giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Jack Franklin Ties Review and Giveaway!!! 3 Winners!!!

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Jack Franklin ties was born after years of paying too much for high-quality ties.  As good as a nice silk tie that holds a nice thick knot is, no necktie is worth 100 to 200 dollars.  What’s worse, most ties under $50 seem to skimp on the small details that turn a piece of neckwear into something you can be proud to wear.

Jack Franklin’s goal is to provide the highest quality ties at the lowest possible cost.  They do this by limiting their channels to the online environment, where they don’t pay for real estate, land, or rent.  They also only carry the best designs, so they don’t have to raise margins to make-up for poor selling ties.

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My husband recently went to the Jack Franklin website and chose a few ties.  There was such a large selection to choose from it was not an easy feat.  The ties arrived neatly packed and are very high quality, colors are great and these ties will certainly be quite a fashion statement.  You can also order without fear because all Jack Franklin products are backed with a a worry-free quality guarantee.  Their no questions asked  return policy is valid now or three years from now and just that should show you that they know their ties are quality.

What makes a Jack Franklin tie unique?

Not all ties are created equally.  Anyone who has worn a 150 dollar tie knows the difference texture, silk quality and thickness make in how the knot ties, how the tie hangs, and how it looks on the suit.  Most expensive ties aren’t over 100 dollars because of the tie itself, but because of the real estate a store costs, brand ego that adds to the price, and margins designed to make up for other items.

Jack Franklin doesn’t have any of that.  Here’s what they do have:

  • Silk – 100% of the highest quality silk
  • Woven ties – An added layer of quality which adds texture to the designs
  • Italian weavers – only the finest ties are made on the finest Italian weavers
  • Wool interlining – a good tie is defined by its weight. All Jack Franklin ties contain an extra layer of wool interlining
  • Hand sewn

 

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Jack Franklin is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Three lucky blog readers will win a $50 Gift Certificate to Jack Franklin Ties.  Thank you Jack Franklin for the review ties and for sponsoring this sharp giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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Dearfoams Cross Stitch Clog Slipper Review & Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

It is almost officially winter and it is so nice to have a comfy pair of warm slippers to put on when you’re home.  It is also nice to have a pair that have a nice sole so that if you have to take a few steps outside you don’t end up with soggy feet.  The ability to throw my slippers in the wash is something that I look for too.  I have to say the Dearfoams Cross Stitich Clog has all my slipper requirements covered.  The cross stitch clog is a good-looking slipper that looks more like a clog, it is machine washable and has a sole that I can wear outside.  The clog is super comfy and very warm.  Dearfoams has a huge selection of cozy slippers that are just right for so many people on you holiday gift list.

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Snuggle up with these cross stitch microsuede indoor/outdoor clogs. These house shoes feature a soft, Sherpa collar and sophisticated cross stitch detail.

  • Upper: Microfiber Suede
  • Lining & Insole: Sherpa
  • Sherpa collar
  • Decorative contrasting cross-stitch on vamp
  • Perfect foam cushioning plus heel wedge for extra comfort
  • High profile, side-stitch TPR rubber outsole with skid and abrasion resistance
  • Machine washable

Mommy Ramblings thinks you can’t go wrong with a pair of Dearfoams great slippers and so we are adding them to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.

Dearfoams is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Two lucky blog readers will win a pair of slippers of their choice from Dearfoams (based on availability).  Thank you Dearfoams for the great review slippers and for sponsoring this super giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.

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LIL’ TEAMMATES NFL Collectible Team Sets Review and Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

 

We were recently contacted and asked if we would like to do a review for LIL’ TEAMMATES NFL Collectible Team Sets.  We gladly accepted and choose the Dallas Cowboys for our review set.  You may have seen our review for Teeny Teammates several weeks ago and they are made by the same company.  The LIL’ TEAMMATES come three to a set and are stocky little characters that boys just love.  Perfect for boys big and small as a collectible or to play with.  Mommy Ramblings thinks these sets would be perfect for the sports fan on your list this holiday season and so we are adding them to our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide!

LIL’ TEAMMATES NFL COLLECTIBLE TEAM SETS FAST FACTS:
• Contains all three positions: Quarterback, Lineman and Running Back.
• Attractive diorama display package.
• MSRP: $24.99
• Fully licensed  3″ tall vinyl figures with rotating head, arms and waist.
• 22 NFL teams to choose from:
• Chicago Bears
• Cincinnati Bengals
• Denver Broncos
• Cleveland Browns
• San Diego Chargers
• Kansas City Chiefs
• Indianapolis Colts
• Dallas Cowboys
• Miami Dolphins
• Philadelphia Eagles
• San Francisco 49ers
• New York Giants
• New York Jets
• Detroit Lions
• Green Bay Packers
• New England Patriots
• Oakland Raiders
• Baltimore Ravens
• Washington Redskins
• New Orleans Saints
• Pittsburgh Steelers
• Minnesota Vikings
LIL’ TEAMMATES is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings.  Two lucky blog readers will a LIL’ TEAMMATES Set in the team of their choice (subject to availability).  Thank you LIL’ TEAMMATES for the review set and for sponsoring this great giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!!!  Open to US residents.
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Lilla Rose, Flexi-Clip Review and Giveaway!!! 2 Winners!!!

You may remember our review of the Flexi-Clip  in the past. I still use my Flexi-Clip  to put my hair up when I want my hair to look pretty, but don’t have time to do anything special! When our friend and Independent Lilla Rose consultant, Sarah Ives, gave me the opportunity to do another review for the Flexi-Clip , I accepted of course!! 

I love putting my hair up in a sophisticated French twist, it is always annoying to have to gather up all of those little bobby pins, try to open them with my teeth and keep them open just right as I try to get them into my hair, over and over again! However, with my little friend the Flexi-Clip , you just twist your hair up into the desired style, and stick the one solid pin into the bulk of it, and then push it through the other side of the Flexi! It makes it so much simpler, and doesn’t take nearly as much time! I even had fun coming up with more original styles!

 

Being that it is Autumn, one of my first choices for a Flexi-Clip  from her website, was the Festive Fallen Leaf design. This clip is gorgeous, the multi hued brown, gold, red and brass beads all compliment each other beautifully and give it a very festive feel. It has a pretty little leaf/flower design with tiny gems in the center. I have decided that this clips is perfect for me to wear to my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I can put my hair into that favorite French twist style, slip in the Flexi-Clip, and as it only takes a minute, still have plenty of time to help with the food!

 

A Flexi-Clip  would make a great stocking stuffer for any girl, young or old! All of Lilla Rose’s finely crafted Flexi-Clips would be a welcome addition to your hair accessory collection, if not replace it completely! We are  including the Lilla Rose Flexi-Clip  in our 2012 Holiday Gift Guide as it is perfect for a special stocking stuffer.

 

Independent Consultant Sarah Ives is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings! Two lucky blog readers will each win a certificate redeemable for a Flexi-Clip of the winner’s choice valued up to $16!! Anyone who has won a Lilla Rose giveaway in the past 6 months is not eligible for this giveaway. Thank you Sarah Ives for this lovely review Flexi-Clip  and for sponsoring this splendid giveaway!!! Giveaway is open to the U.S. Canada and Mexico. 
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Avery See-Through Sticky Notes Review and Give-Away!!! 2 Winners!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Are you a list maker?  With the holidays coming, I find myself writing more notes, lists and reminders. Avery has a great new product that really helps. I was sent some Avery See-Through Sticky Notes for review, and I will tell you that these notes are pretty neat.  You can stick them just about anywhere you need a reminder and the cool thing is you can still see what is underneath.  So if there is a recipe in a cookbook you want to try, you can just pop one of these on to remind yourself and you can still see what the recipe is without having to lift up the sticky. These handy notes will be great to use during the upcoming holiday season.

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Avery® See-Through Sticky Notes

Make your message clear with Avery See-Through Sticky Notes. These notes are transparent so you can see information underneath–a fast, easy and convenient solution for quick notes, reminders, to-do lists or just to help you get and stay organized. Our bold notes call attention where you need it, but peel away easily when the task is done, leaving your document clean and unmarked. Great for highlighting information in textbooks, while leaving the books like new. Your path to organization has never been clearer.

  • See-through material allows you to see writing underneath note
  • One pad of 50 sheets
  • Fully removable adhesive lets you apply note and remove as you wish
  • Notes stay in place and remove cleanly
  • An official Box Tops for Education brand
Avery is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  2 lucky blog readers will each win 3 packs of Avery See-Through Sticky Notes.  Thanks Avery for the review notes and for sponsoring this great give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents.
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