Saturday, March 12, 2016

Oleg Frish and his CD "Duets With My American Idols" Giveaway

Oleg Frish: Duets with My American Idols

Oleg Frish: Duets With My American Idols,’ is a fourteen track opus comprised of 10 amazing duets with an all-star cast of revered artists and favorites of Oleg's, who deliver inspired performances of classic songs from the golden years of the American Songbook .  The album includes an introduction by Connie Francis and duets with Bobby Rydell, Gary U. S. Bonds, Lainie Kazan, Tony Orlando, the late Ben E. King (in his last known recording), Melissa Manchester, Chris Montez, Peggy March,  and  B.J. Thomas. The recording  was released on Frish's own imprint, Time Out Media, distributed by BDG/RED Distribution, LLC (a division of SONY Music Entertainment).

Current single "The Things We Did Last Summer" is one of four solo performances by Oleg on his album.  The video, which features Frish’s smooth voice reminiscing about time spent with a loved one, (played by Yulia Zavyalova, a noted actress, television and  radio personality),  was produced  and directed by Pete Polyakov on locations  in NYC, Soho, and at the Master Theater in Brooklyn. It's Oleg's debut solo video, and follows his earlier duet videos with Gary U.S. Bonds ("You're Nobody Until Somebody Loves You") and Lou Christie ("When You're Smiling'). The video can be viewed on Frish's YouTube channel.


 “I’ve always been fascinated and an avid fan of songs from the American Songbook, which I believe is the greatest music ever recorded. Making this album and getting a chance to sing with so many incredible artists was really a dream come true." – Oleg Frish

I recevied a complimentary copy.

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Cassandra's Review- Light and breezy, this music levels out my emotion and keep the mellow flowing.   Perfect for sharing some down time with endless tunes.  I think that the older crowd will really get a charge out of this CD.  I would venture to say that even a little singing and light dancing might occur during the song play.

GLIMMER GIRLS Review and Giveaway #GlimmerGirls #FlyBy

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About Glimmer Girls

Readers will join twins Mia and Maddie, and their little sister, Lulu, as they travel the country finding adventure, mystery, and mischief along the way. Together with their father, famous mother, singer Gloria Glimmer, and their slightly wacky nanny, Miss Julia, the smart and sassy sisters learn lessons about being good friends, telling the truth, and a whole lot more.

Website: http://www.faithgirlz.com/glimmer-girls/

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Cassandra's Review-  The characters really do share faith and love. A lot of adventure and mystery is underway and my family was very entertained.  The series is clean and brings strength while also being fun for kids to get into.


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Ridiculous Faith: Experience the Power of an Absurdly, Unbelievably Good God by Shelene Bryan Review




What would your life be like if you could harness the rush of faith that appears in the most desperate moments? What if you could live your entire life with the kind of split-second, imminent-disaster faith that crying out to God brings?

What if you could live a life of Ridiculous Faith? True faith is vital to a vibrant Christian life. Without it, it is impossible to please God. But are your moments of deepest, most essential faith doomed to dissipate as quickly as they materialize, leaving you powerless and ineffectual?

Join Shelene Bryan on a journey to uncover the ark-building, sea-parting, lion-taming, ridiculous faith that will leave you in awe of the Creator and all He has prepared for you. Are you ready to live an absurdly, unbelievably good life—a ridiculous life of ridiculous faith?

You can purchase this on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.


About the Author

Shelene Bryan is the author of Love, Skip, Jump and the founder of Skip1.org, a charity dedicated to providing food and clean water to children in America and around the world. She lives in Southern California.

Cassandra's Review-  Faith is so much to so many people and everyone views it differently.  The author makes her faith clear and shares the knowledge and power of it with this book.   Inside you will find strength, love and ultimately God and it is all really very good.  So if you have a deep spiritual connection or are even just beginning grab a copy and beverage and get ready to enjoy.



Beauty Begins: Making Peace with Your Reflection by Chris Shook & Megan Shook Alpha Review


You are, and always have been, beautiful.

“Beauty begins. That’s the point of this book. Our understanding of beauty got started somewhere and somehow, and probably due to someone. Now that may have been a good start, but then again it may not have. But regardless of what your past looks like, we want to offer up this word of hope: it’s never too late to make peace with your reflection.”

We live in a culture that’s obsessed with beauty. Walk by any magazine stand, turn on a television, or visit the local shopping mall, and you’ll be bombarded with the images and ideals that our culture believes are the epitome of what it means to be beautiful. And if you’re like most women, you’ve probably spent countless hours trying to measure up to this standard of beauty whether you realize it or not.

But if you don’t make peace with your reflection, you’ll end up declaring war on yourself.

That’s where mother-daughter team, Chris and Megan Shook, want to help. In Beauty Begins, they explore the origins of beauty (hint, it didn’t start with a fashion magazine) and challenge each of us to trade the pressure of perfection for God's perfect love.

Poignant, relevant, and relatable, Beauty Begins is for every woman who wants to reclaim what it means to be truly beautiful.

Do you feel beautiful?

When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Others may tell you that you’re beautiful, but do you believe them? Why not? Don’t let another day go by without believing and knowing that you are fearfully and wonderfully made.
It’s time for you to exchange society’s cookie-cutter suggestions for what is beautiful and instead discover and reclaim what true beauty looks like – and the One who created it.
In Beauty Begins, Chris and Megan Shook share with you their own experiences and struggles with appearance and body image, as well as equip you with the wisdom to distinguish what’s artificial beauty and what’s real. Filled with heartfelt encouragement, insightful challenges, and undeniable truth, after reading Beauty Begins, you’ll never look in the mirror the same way again.

About the Author
CHRIS SHOOK is the co-author (with her husband, Kerry) of two New York Times bestsellers, One Month to Live and Be the Message. Together they minister at Woodlands Church outside of Houston, Texas. Her daughter, MEGAN SHOOK ALPHA, is a graduate of Baylor University and works as a pastor to students at Woodlands Church.


I received a complimentary copy.

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

Cassandra's Review-  I would like to start by saying that men and boys go through this as well.  I have been watching my teen brother struggle, because his mom felt that he was a little chunky and the poor kid has done everything from drink protein shakes to weight lift and is so obsessed with his weight, and I was just shocked. 

 As a mom myself to see and hear this everyday, I have tried to let him know that he is perfect and really he does not have any fat on him at all, just muscle.  He went down 4 waist sizes and is only going to turn 18.  

For a  mom or anyone to put the thoughts of  being ugly or self worth so low to a person's mind is hateful and disturbing.  Sadly he does not believe me or my family when we tell him he is and has always been perfect.  

On the other side of this is my sister who is a teen as well and she had never had a weight problem and has just been on the skinny side her whole life and her mom has her on a diet with the rest of their family, and really I can do nothing but put in a few comments and try to talk to them, but in the end their mom always digs her disgusting views into their head. 

 Okay so by now you're probably thinking what in the world does this have to do with reviewing this book and so here is my summation to this.  After I got done reading this book I was so powered up to gift my new found knowledge to my brother and sister and I am still hoping to do that soon.  While trading God's love for whistles and public recognition as beautiful might not appeal to everyone, this is a great book to reduce the anxiety and stress of public perfectionism. 

 



Luvs & Ibotta is giving a $5 rebate on any boxed variety of @Luvs diapers 54ct. box or larger #spon


Luvs, in partnership with Ibotta, is offering a limited-time $5 rebate on any boxed variety of Luvs diapers, 54ct. box or larger. 

 Luvs is the official diaper of experienced parents. When parents choose Luvs over Huggies Snug & Dry, they get outstanding superior overnight protection that locks away wetness 2X better, and they turn diapers into dollars by saving up to $150 per year.  

A contoured shape hugs baby for a great fit, and a cottony material feels soft and gentle on baby’s skin.

 The Luvs Money Back Guarantee: They feel so strongly that their diapers will keep your baby leak-free that they have guaranteed them! If you aren’t satisfied with the leakage protection of Luvs, they will refund your money.   

 Luvs diapers are available in sizes newborn through 6, and can be found at mass, discount and grocery stores where baby care products are sold. 

 For more information, visit www.luvsdiapers.com or the brand's social media channels on Facebook 





 Follow these four simple steps to unlock the Luvs Diapers $5 rebate offer through Ibotta:

1. Download the free Ibotta app, available on iOS and Android. Search “Luvs” and you will find the offer!

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2. Go shopping for your Luvs diapers at any participating store.

3. Verify your purchases by scanning product barcodes and submitting a photo of your receipt.

4. Save money and earn cash back! Your $5 cash back rebate will be deposited into your Ibotta account within 48 hours.
Q: What about bags of Luvs diapers- are they included in the offer?

This rebate only includes Luvs Boxes, 54 ct. or larger. The rebate excludes Luvs Bags, 48 ct. or smaller.

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Please visit the Help Center found in the app or visit https://ibotta.desk.com/ for further assistance with the application.

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Q: How long will this offer last?

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The Berenstain Bears Mother's Day Blessings By Mike Berenstain Review

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Mama Bear is the best mama in all of Bear Country and Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear know just what to do for her on Mother’s Day.

In this newest title in the Berenstain Bears Living Lights, The Berenstain Bears Mother’s Day Blessings, join the Bear family and all of Bear Country as they spend Mother’s Day together remembering just why our mothers are so special to all of us!

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- The Berenstain Bears are always a pleasure for my family to share.  The stories are created with love and faith and each one has a great message for everyone to enjoy.  Of course focusing on Mother's Day is a huge plus for a mom like me and made me even more humble thinking of all the other special moms out there.

101 Ways to Have Fun: Things You Can Do with Friends, Anytime! by Faithgirlz Review

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In today’s world, a girl’s free time is precious, but figuring out how to make the most of those spare moments can sometimes be difficult. Faithgirlz! is here to help, with over one hundred unique ideas, activities, and time maximizers you can do by yourself or with your friends.

From planning the perfect relaxing afternoon to creating quick and awesome DIY masterpieces, and even tips on hosting amazing sleepovers (complete with lip synch battles and the best-ever snacks), 101 Ways to Have Fun has something for every situation and mood.

Whether you have ten minutes or an entire afternoon to fill, finding the ultimate ways to de-stress and kick back with friends has never been easier!

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- The easy to do projects do not cost a lot of money and help to create a bonding joyful experience between girls and their friends.  The tips are pretty cool for a teen girl as this book is geared for them.