Free Build-A-Bear Story Time In-store Events

In celebration of National Tell A Fairy Tale Day, Build-A-Bear Workshop is hosting three free Story Time events in U.S. and Canada stores this weekend! Bear Builders at locations across the country will read Goldilocks and the Three Build-A-Bears—a classic fairytale with a fun twist—to Guests on the following dates and times Friday, 2/24 at 4 p.m. Saturday, 2/25 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, 2/26 … [Read more...]

YEAH BABY! by Jillian Michaels Giveaway #YeahBabyBook

You know Jillian Michaels as the world’s leading fitness expert and a renowned nutritionist; but she’s also a proud mother of two. In Yeah Baby!, Jillian, along with her team of top-notch experts, will change everything you think you know about pregnancy, arming you with the most cutting-edge information available, so you can make the right choices for you and your little one. They will help you … [Read more...]

The Protector, By Jodi Ellen Malpas Prize Pack Giveaway #TheProtector

The new novel from the #1 Bestselling Author of The This Man Trilogy and One Night Trilogy, The Protector, by Jodi Ellen Malpas is now available in stores and online. People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy's girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she's … [Read more...]

Baby Doll, by Hollie Overton Book Giveaway #BabyDollBook

This post is brought to you in partnership with Redhook. For fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the Train, BABY DOLL is a tense, unique psychological thriller –- and the remarkable first novel from TV writer Hollie Overton, who has worked Cold Case, The Client List, and the new Shadowhunters on ABC Family. About the book: "What a compulsive read! A brilliant first novel that kept me transfixed and … [Read more...]

Five ways to win at Mother’s Day for under $10

Looking to wow her on Mother's Day, while staying on a tight budget? Here are five nice gift ideas, each for $10 or under. Homemade dessert I know baking from scratch isn't for everyone, but there are some pretty impressive box mixes on the grocery store shelf these days. Bottle of wine You can dress it up with a towel, a candle and a note saying to enjoy a long warm bath. A new book You … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy Entertainment When You’re on a Tight Budget

Many people think that if they don’t have a lot of money to spend, they can’t enjoy as much entertainment as those who have more money in their budget. But, this isn’t true – even if you’re on a tighter budget than ever before, there are still many free and extremely cheap options for entertainment that you can choose. There’s no need to be bored on a budget – whether you’re saving up, in between … [Read more...]

A little something for everyone @ The Next Chapter Bookstore & Bistro #ReviewCrew @Restaurant_Com #sp

Our most recent Restaurant.Com find took us to downtown Northville, Michigan. A very charming town filled with old-fashioned street lamps, out door benches, and a nice collection of restaurants, and small shops. Tucked inside a small historic building we paid "The Next Chapter Bookstore and Bistro" a visit for brunch. From the outside this bookstore/bistro doesn't really look like much. Once … [Read more...]

The Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky Prize Pack Giveaway #OlympusBound

Manhattan has many secrets. Some are older than the city itself. The city sleeps. Selene DiSilva walks her dog along the banks of the Hudson. She is alone—just the way she likes it. She doesn't believe in friends, and she doesn't speak to her family. Most of them are simply too dangerous. In the predawn calm, Selene finds the body of a young woman washed ashore, gruesomely mutilated and wreathed … [Read more...]

#TheMarvels Book & Prize Pack Giveaway #ad

From the Caldecott Medal–winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage. In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories—the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose—together create a beguiling narrative puzzle. The journey begins on a ship at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy … [Read more...]

Enter to win a copy of #EverybodyRise by Stephanie Clifford & a $50 BaubleBar gift card #ad

Everybody Rise, by Stephanie Clifford is in stores August 18, 2015! “A masterful tale of social climbing and entrenched class distinctions, as seen through the eyes of an outsider who desperately wants in. Tense, hilarious, and bursting with gorgeous language. Stephanie Clifford is a 21st-century Edith Wharton.” – J. Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of The … [Read more...]

Enter to win a Top of the Food Chain prize pack, #Trollhunters by horror film legend Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus #ad

FTC Disclosure: Information was provided as part of an ongoing relationship in which free products and compensation are often received. All opinions expressed are honest and my own. All samples & prizing for this post are provided by Disney-Hyperion. Guillermo del Toro has put his talents (writing, producing & directing) behind several successful movies and television series, like Rise … [Read more...]

Enter to win a Paper Towns movie prize pack #PaperTowns #ad

I recently shared the official 20th Century Fox’s Paper Towns trailer and movie info with my readers. Today I have a fun prize pack giveaway that includes a $25 Visa gift card to go see the movie. Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Halston Sage, Justice Smith and adapted from the bestselling novel by author John Green ("The Fault in Our Stars"), PAPER TOWNS is a … [Read more...]

No Rest for the Dead Book series & Mug Prize Pack giveaway #EighthGrave

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author DARYNDA JONES won a RITA Award for best first novel for First Grave On The Right. As a born storyteller, she grew up spinning tales of dashing damsels and heroes in distress for any unfortunate soul who happened by, annoying man and beast alike. Jones lives in the Land of Enchantment, also known as Albuquerque, New Mexico, with her husband and two … [Read more...]

Jurassic World, Prize Pack Giveaway #1 #TeamJurassic #JurassicWorld

I'm so excited to be on #TeamJurassic! Being on the team means I will be able to share several posts on Jurassic World (in theaters June 12) that include exclusive info, images and reader giveaways. How cool is that?! Steven Spielberg returns to executive produce the long-awaited next installment of his groundbreaking Jurassic Park series, Jurassic World. Colin Trevorrow directs the epic … [Read more...]

Enter to Win – True Meaning of Smekday, the book that inspired HOME, & Smek for President #Smekday #Home

The book that inspired HOME, now a major motion picture! ABOUT TRUE MEANING OF SMEKDAY It all starts with a school essay. When twelve-year-old Gratuity (“Tip”) Tucci is assigned to write five pages on “The True Meaning of Smekday” for the National Time Capsule contest, she’s not sure where to begin. When her mom started telling everyone about the messages aliens were sending through a … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Tried a new recipe (slow cooker beef stew) and loved it. 2. Praised our teenage daughter for having all A's. 3. Watched two new pilot series (Secrets & Lies, Battle Creek), and liked them both. 4. Played three games of Monopoly Jr. with my granddaughter. 5. Started reading a new book (Wild). 6. Had a sinus headache for three days. 7. … [Read more...]

The Zodiac Legacy: Convergence #ZodiacLegacy

Stan Lee presents a brand new, magical, super-powered adventure! When twelve magical superpowers are unleashed on the world, a Chinese-America teenager named Steven will be thrown into the middle of an epic global chase. He’ll have to master strange powers, outrun super-powered mercenaries, and unlock the mysterious powers of the Zodiac. Book 1: The Zodiac Legacy by Stan Lee, Stuart Moore & … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done over the past seven days. 1. Was upset to hear that A&E canceled the series Longmire. 2. Signed an excited new contract for blogging. 3. Ordered two new books from Barns & Noble. 4. Spent a fun evening shopping with my teenage daughter. 5. Had my hair done. Trying really hard to grow it out. 6. Went to opening weekend of HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. (blog post … [Read more...]

The Maze Runner featurette & prize pack giveaway #MazeRunner

A couple of weeks ago I shared the trailer for The Maze Runner, in theaters September 19th. This week I have a fun featurette and giveaway to share with my readers. Meet the Gladers About the film: When Thomas (Dylan O'Brien) wakes up trapped in a massive maze with a group of other boys, he has no memory of the outside world other than strange dreams about a mysterious organization … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Thought I would mix things up a little this week... Seven things I'll be doing other than blogging over the next three days! 1. Working. I have to be in the office early tomorrow. 2. Traveling to New Orleans tomorrow afternoon. First time there, I'm pretty excited. 3. Meeting a great group of bloggers. Seriously, I've checked out all of their blogs. They are awesome. 4. … [Read more...]

Bookstock Used Book and Media Sale #BookstockMI

Bookstock’s back at Livonia’s Laurel Park Place, offering incredible deals on used books and media. Bargains abound at Bookstock, metro Detroit’s biggest and best used book and media sale where all proceeds benefit literacy and education projects in metropolitan Detroit. As much as I love movies, I also enjoy reading. It's something I share with my entire family. Sometimes, there is just … [Read more...]

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Prize Pack Giveaway

If you have a teenage or tween in your house you probably don't need me to tell you that Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, a follow-up to the successful Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) will be in theaters nation wide on Wednesday, August 7th. I know our teenage daughter is super excited about seeing this installment to the popular book series. Based on the publishing … [Read more...]

7 Things on Sunday

Seven things I've done of the past seven days. 1. Started watching Under The Dome with my husband and daughter. First time we're all three interested in a series we can watch together. 2. Went to my first rap concert, The Kings of The Mic Tour. I've been a fan of Ice Cube for over 20 years. Had a great time! De La Soul was fun, Public Enemy was CRAZY, Ice Cube was just as cool as I'd … [Read more...]

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