Thursday, September 10, 2015

Life is Good® Founders Hit the Road on First-Ever Nationwide Optimism Tour #GROWtheGood

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8 weeks, 40 communities, 3,000 miles to #GROWtheGood and help raise over $1 million for kids in need

Optimistic lifestyle brand Life is Good® announced today the kickoff of its first-ever Life is Good Tour – an eight-week experience rallying communities nationwide to #GROWtheGood by focusing on the good in the world and supporting kids who need it most. Traveling in a custom designed Airstream® trailer, the road trip, led by brothers and Life is Good founders Bert and John Jacobs, will visit more than 40 communities across America throughout fall 2015 to help people discover, embrace and spread optimism. 

The tour comes on the heels of the successful release of Life is Good: The Book: How to Live with Purpose and Enjoy the Ride (National Geographic Books).
 “After several years on the road, broke and about to give up on our t-shirt business, John and I had a realization that would forever change the course of our lives, and would ultimately ignite our brand,” said Bert Jacobs, Co-founder Life is Good. “The time we spent selling t-shirts across the country, out of our old minivan, allowed us to meet and connect with amazing people, some who had overcome incredible adversity. We realized that life isn’t easy, and life isn’t perfect -- but life is good. Our fall road trip for optimism will be a chance to #GROWtheGood in the communities and connect with the people that gave us our start.”


During the road trip, Life is Good will help to raise over $1 million to support kids in need, partnering with organizations including Pencils of Promise, Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Boys & Girls Club through the WorldVentures Foundation, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Born This Way Foundation and Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground. In addition to charity events, the Life is Good Tour will visit schools, parks, beaches, sporting events and more, engaging the community in #GROWtheGood experiences including surprise concerts, interactive photo booths, fundraisers, group games, random acts of kindness, book signings and an 8-foot-tall Gratitude Jar filled over the course of the tour with messages of thanks. Official tour t-shirts and other merchandise will be for available for sale, with 100% of net profits going back to help kids who are overcoming the impact of violence, poverty and illness.


“Life is Good is, and always has been, a purpose driven company,” said Life is Good Co-founder John Jacobs. “The tour is a continuation of our purpose: to affirm life and help kids in need. It’s about more than just monetary donations, it’s an opportunity for us to be on the ground, supporting and connecting with communities across the country, from donating musical instruments in New Orleans, to building a basketball court in Long Beach to sponsoring a run/walk through the San Francisco Zoo.”
The tour commences this week and will conclude late October in Boston. Some of the Tour stops include:

·      Washington DC
·      Los Angeles, CA
·      Santa Monica, CA
·      San Francisco, CA
·      Long Beach, CA
·      Dallas, TX
·      Austin, TX
·      New Orleans, LA
·      Denver, CO
·      South Bend, IN
·      Chicago, IL
·      Madison, WI
·      Kansas City, MO
·      Newtown, CT
·      Brooklyn, NY
·      New York, NY
·      Newport, RI
·      New Haven, CT
·      Foxborough, MA
·      Boston, MA

Optimists anywhere can #GROWtheGood by snapping a photo and telling the world something good that happened today. For each #GROWtheGood moment shared on Twitter or Instagram, Life is Good will provide one dollar of support to help kids in need. The tour and #GROWtheGood can be followed at lifeisgood.com/thetour.

ABOUT THE LIFE IS GOOD COMPANY
The Life is Good Company is a $100 million lifestyle brand dedicated to spreading the power of optimism.  The company donates 10 percent of its net profits to help kids in need.  To date, the company has donated over $11 million, principally through Life is Good products, events and community fundraising efforts. Life is Good® is a registered trademark of The Life is Good Company. Please visit LifeisGood.com for more details and follow Life is Good on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT LIFE IS GOOD KIDS FOUNDATION
The Life is Good Kids Foundation is an accredited 501(c)(3) that partners with organizations serving the most vulnerable children to improve the quality of their care. The Foundation's Playmaker program connects with schools, hospitals, camps, and a variety of social service agencies to give childcare professionals the resources they need to make a positive, life-changing impact at a pivotal time in a child's development. For more information please visit LifeisGood.com.

Home Touches 3 prize Giveaway

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Prize: 1 Winner will win 3 awesome prizes for the home! (ARV $66+)

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M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: The Angel Sight series by Lisa M. Basso with Giveaway #T4T

M9B Two for Thursday Book Blitz: The Angel Sight series by Lisa M. Basso with Giveaway #T4T
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Welcome to this week’s Two for Thursday Book Blitz #T4T presented by Month9books/Tantrum Books!
Today, we will be showcasing two titles that may tickle your fancy, and we’ll share what readers have to say about these titles!
You just might find your next read!
This week, #T4T presents to you:
The Angel Sight series by Lisa M. Basso!
Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!
 
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Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?
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WHAT READER’S ARE SAYING:
 
A Shimmer of Angels was a fantastic, extraordinary book from Month9Books. I adored it! Every single page i turned, I kept being pushed and grabbed into Reyna's world, full of angels, and maybe a few murders in between.” – Michelle, That Girly Bookwork
 
It has what every Young Adult loves to read in books: romance, a good-looking and nice angel, a hot, fallen angel, drama, mystery, suspense.”Genesis, Gen Gen Book Blog
 
“This book has completely caught me off guard. I thought it would be good but I didn't know it would be amazing!! I mean look at that COVER who could turn away from it?? It draws you in immediately. Then you step into the book and realize its better then you could have expected.” –Courtney, Bookaholicsxoxo
   
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Rayna struggles to piece her life back together, but hiding in plain sight from the police, the SS Crazy, and the Fallen isn’t a foolproof plan—something Kade, the World’s Worst Roommate, reminds her of everyday. The late nights of failing to teach Ray how to protect herself against the Fallen are getting to Kade, changing him in ways he doesn’t like, and after a family emergency sends Ray back into Cam’s arms, Kade decides he’s had enough. News of Rayna’s resurfacing brings both angels and the Fallen to San Francisco by the dozens, all eyes scouring the city for the girl with the gray wings. Rayna will need both Kade and Cam’s help to ensure her family’s safety, navigate the new dangers and enemies springing up all over the city, and manage the surprises that arise with her new set of wings.
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WHAT READER’S ARE SAYING:
 
“I was literally biting my nails because the intensity of the story was so strong…”Genesis, Gen Gen Book Blog
 
“Suspenseful with a different take on angels, A Slither of Hope has only strengthened my admiration of the Angel Sight series and my place in the fandom of Lisa M. Basso.”Laurie, Author
 
“She does a great job with the angels versus demons theme in both books and really makes the characters come to life for the reader so that we feel their pain and suffering and when they succeed we feel like WE have accomplished something too” – Erika, WS Momma Readers Nook
 
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Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend FiancĂ© that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B.
 
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Beautifully Damaged by Gina Sevani Book Blitz

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Beautifully Damaged by Gina Sevani

beautifully damaged coverGenre: Contemporary Romance Publication Date: September 10, 2015
 
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BLURB Beautiful and Dangerous Damon Black isn’t what Ariel Montgomery expects, not at all. Living with the all-consuming darkness of her tragic past, she’s always kept everyone and everything at a distance. And love? Impossible! Not if she wanted her past to stay in the past or her dark secrets to remain secrets. The future was never even a real possibility, but between Damon’s lyrical voice and devastating good looks, she’s finding it hard to stay away. Their white hot chemistry has her re-thinking everything. For the first time since she’s lost her family, Ariel dreams of a life she knows she’ll never deserve. He’s determined to win her heart, body, and soul. But can she trust him? Trust his promise to save her from herself? Or will his attention be the final catalyst that breaks her forever?

GATHER AROUND THE AMISH TABLE BY LUCY LEID Review

GatherAroundTheAmishTable

Straight from Amish kitchens to yours, this cookbook offers favorite family recipes and charming stories from Amish and Mennonite cooks.

Bake the pecan rolls that taste best after an ice-skating party, or try the hoagies that a community sold to help an Amish family with hospital bills. Discover the cocoa cupcakes with instructions to “stir by hand” that one young cook took literally, or whip up the whoopie pies that one Amish woman took to market in her horse and buggy.

These cherished recipes speak of comforting traditions, lively communities, and strong Christian faith. Gather your family around the table to sample the nourishing fare and trademark charm of the plain people. In the words of one cookbook contributor: “Bake someone happy!”

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Lucy Leid is an Old Order Mennonite wife, mother, and cook in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Find out more about Lucy at http://www.mennomedia.org.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  This is a great book that is filled with easy ingredients. The steps are a bit longer and each recipe will take time, but the results are really tasty.