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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

May 5th is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day #HeroesofHope

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 1:26 PM 0 comments
National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day (Awareness Day) 2016 is Thursday, May 5.

Each year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) holds National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day to raise awareness for children’s mental health issues. This year’s event -- themed Finding Help. Finding Hope. -- is all about access to these care services – what resources are available and how they can be found.

People can attend the event in DC on May 5th or - for the first time - participate in the onstage discussion online during the Awareness Day Live! Webcast. If you’d like to get involved in the conversation, here is how:

·       Attend the free Event:  
May 5th, 7:00pm EST
The George Washington University School of Media & Public Affairs’ Jack Morton Auditorium
805 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
·       Watch live via Awareness Day Live!: https://nvite.com/HeroesOfHope/ae59
·       Tweet to join the conversation: Send questions, insights or ideas using #HeroesofHope

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist Giveaway ends May 8th #LearnWithOrkin

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:00 AM 25 comments
Disclosure: I received a blogger pack in exchange for this post and giveaway.

Their creepy and crawly, but bugs can be fun with the Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit!

Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.

To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

About Orkin Mosquito

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?
At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.
Orkin on Facebook: facebook.com/OrkinPestControl 
Ask The Orkin Man® on Twitter: twitter.com/TheOrkinMan 
Orkin YouTube channel: youtube.com/user/OrkinVideo

• Are you prepared for mosquito season this year? Take the quiz to see if you’re ready to earn your badge in Mosquito Season Prep.
• Watch the “How to Deal With Mosquitoes” & “Do Mosquitoes Prefer Adults over Children” videos, as well as the rest of Orkin’s How-To video series, to get the most up-to-date knowledge on dealing with pesky home invaders.
• Download Orkin’s yearly “Mosquito Cities” list and find out if your city made it!

One lucky winner will win an Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit.
The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:
2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids' activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.
Go bug crazy this summer with Orkin's Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit by entering on the Rafflecopter below. Each household is only eligible to win Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit via blog reviews and giveaways. Only one entrant per mailing address per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. The prize will be sent via FedEx or USPS. No P.O. Boxes please. Winner has 48 hours to respond to winning email.

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Sunday, April 10, 2016

Everyday MOMents” blog tour March 10-April 10, 2016

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 2:44 PM 0 comments
Disclosure: I received this book from Cedar Fort in exchange for my honest review

About the book:
Discover the divine purpose in your motherhood! Each inspiring chapter moves through another hour in a mother’s day, highlighting spiritually symbolic insights and describing how Christ is by your side even during the daily routine. From sun-up to bedtime, this entertaining and uplifting book will help you find the inherent divinity hidden in the every day details of motherhood.
About the author:
Jessica Poe has spent the last decade writing professionally for healthcare systems across the nation. Prior to freelancing, she worked as a communications specialist for Intermountain Healthcare and earned a bachelor’s degree in public relations from Brigham Young University. She and her husband homeschool their three children under the lively green trees of Oregon; basking in the small, natural moments. Jessica maintains a collection of divine details from their daily doings at www.jessica-poe.com/blog and she’s a regular contributor at www.multiplygoodness.com.

My thoughts:
 As a mom and grandmom, it is easy to get caught up in the "I'm busy" trappings and we tend to forget what motherhood is all about. Motherhood isn't just about responsibility, it's about love and how Christ wants mom's to discover the divine purpose of motherhood. Jessica's book gives mom's an insight into what Christ wants and expects. This short, faith-based book takes mom's on a wonderful, spirit-filled journey through motherhood. 

If you want to rediscover motherhood through everyday MOMents, be sure to pick up a copy of Jessica's book at Amazon , Barnes & Nobel, or Deseret Books.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Renew Stinky Odors with Renuzit Sensitive Scents Review & Coupon Giveaway #SensitiveScents

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 9:12 AM 41 comments
Disclosure: "The Renuzit® brand provided me with samples of Renuzit Sensitive Scents in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own."

Nothing says Springtime like the fresh aroma of stinky dog and smelly shoes. If you are like me, my sensitive nose can't stand the smell, but one way to stop stinky odor in its tracks is new Renuzit Sensitive Scents.

Spring isn't about stinky dog and smelly shoes, it's about renewing and refreshing with Renuzit Sensitive Scents 

I had the opportunity to try new Renuzit Sensitive Scents Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber Cone , Pure Ocean Breeze Oil, and Pure White Pearl & Lavender Spray.

Pure Water Blossom & Cucumber Cone:

My opinion of this new Renuzit Sensitive Scents adjustable cone is it smells great, not too overpowering with a hint of crispness. This particular product is best used in small spaces. One cone does not work in a living room or kitchen.I used this one in my office which fills my small space with everyday fresh scents.  As far as scents go, the aroma is not overpowering which is good if you are sensitive to strong aroma's. I give this product an 8.

Pure Ocean Breeze Oil:

This heavenly scent takes me back to the Oregon Coast. I chose to use Renuzit Sensitive Scents oil in my living room to quell doggy odor and stinky, smelly shoes. It works great, but the aroma is a bit overwhelming. If you have sensitivities, this may not be for you. However, the scent continuously refreshes and renews my living room. The only downside, after a few hours, the scent smells like incense. Two thumbs up! 

 Pure White Pearl & Lavender Spray:

Spring is in the air and so is the smell of stinky dog. I love my dog, but hate the way he makes my furniture and carpet smell. One spray and smelly odors are gone. This fragrance is light and airy, not too overpowering, but has enough strength to get rid of yucky pet odor. If smelly odor's have you holding your nose, try new Renuzit Pure White Pearl & Lavender Spray. One spray goes a long way, be sure not to overspray due to wetness. I give this one a 10!

Be sure to pick your favorite up where ever Renuzit products are sold! To learn more about new Renuzit Sensitive Scents visit Renuzit.

One lucky reader can will a coupon for a free Renuzit Sensitive Scents product. US only. Ends 3/15. a Rafflecopter giveaway

Saturday, February 27, 2016

He Named Me Malala plus giveaway #HeNamedMeMalala #WithMalala

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 12:00 AM 27 comments
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Nat Geo. I received information to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

He Named Me Malala
Global Broadcast of He Named Me Malala
Monday, February 29th
8 pm EST/7 pm CST

HE NAMED ME MALALA is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world. She miraculously survived and is now a leading campaigner for girls’ education globally as co-founder of the Malala Fund.

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting for Superman) shows us how Malala, her father Zia and her family are committed to fighting for education for all girls worldwide. The film gives us an inside glimpse into this extraordinary young girl’s life – from her close relationship with her father who inspired her love for education, to her impassioned speeches at the UN, to her everyday life with her parents and brothers.

Giveaway: One lucky reader will win a copy of I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai. US only. Giveaway ends March 7th. Please note: If you have won the same prize on another blog, you will not be eligible to win it again.
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VISIT THE SITES: #HeNamedMeMalala and/or #WithMalala

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

2015 World Vision Gift Catalog - Turquoise Jewelry Set Review & Giveaway #GiftCatalog

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 7:12 AM 0 comments
Disclosure: This product was received complimentary for review purposes.  All opinions are entirely my own.  

Today is #GivingTuesday and what better way to give than to give a gift that keeps giving.

Any gift given to World Vision on December 1 will be matched with a donation from Thirty-One Gifts (up to $1M total matching).

The  2015 World Vision Gift Catalog is filled with many gifts that keep giving plus a few unique items for the holiday season. 

I was given the opportunity to receive one of the beautiful gifts from the 2015 World Vision Catalog and with this being my birth month, I chose a lovely Turquoise Jewelry set that includes a necklace, bracelet, and earrings. Also, one lucky Parenting with Purpose reader can win the exact set. Just enter here

Turquoise Jewelry ( NecklaceBracelet,Earrings)—This elegant jewelry trio provides the perfect pop of color for holiday outfits. Add a vibrant twist to a classic black dress or complement your favorite trendy work outfit with this necklace ($85), drop earrings ($55) and bracelet ($75). These unique and nickel-free pieces were designed by Delhi artisans and are available individually..

You can also find other wonderful gifts as well.

Christmas Star Ornament—Made from castoff metals by artisans helping to support children’s education in India, this sparkly ornament will dress up any holiday tree. Also perfect for a hostess gift, this beautiful piece serves as an elegant reminder of helping families in need around the world. $40

Thai Patchwork Tote—Intricately sewn with uniquely patterned fabric, this handmade gift is ideal for women of all lifestyles, whether the recipient is a student, stylishly carrying a notebook and pencil; a busy parent in search of a trendy alternative to a diaper bag; a frequent flyer in need of an easy carry-on; or a woman who simply needs a cute bag to carry her wallet and essentials. $125
Mango Wood Beaded Bracelet – Created by a community on the island of Java, these colorful bracelets provide a sustainable income to help feed and care for their children. Honor the special woman in your life with this gorgeous bracelet. $45

African Soapstone Box – The hand-carved African Soapstone Box is a perfect place to store necklaces, rings and other trinkets. This ornate handmade gift is etched by talented artisans in Kenya who use this sustainable resource to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. $85

This holiday season make the season bright with a gift that helps fight poverty and give hope and light to someone in need. Be of good cheer and deed and shop the 2015 World Vision Gift Catalog.

The money raised from your purchase of these handcrafted gift items goes to the Where Most Needed fund, which supports a variety of World Vision’s different programs and initiatives.

Please consider visiting the World Vision Facebook page at/WorldVision and Twitter at @WorldVisionNews and/or @WorldVisionUSA 

Since 1996, the World Vision Gift Catalog has grown in popularity as a gift-giving alternative. Last year alone, more than 822,000 people were helped through funds generated by the Catalog.

To order from World Vision’s Gift Catalog, call 855-WV-GIFTS or use the direct link below:

Monday, November 30, 2015

This Or That Hop- #Giving

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 11:00 PM 68 comments

'Tis the season to win This or That by visiting all the great bloggers listed below. This great holiday event is hosted by The Mommy Island, The Kids Did It, and The Review Wire. Each blogger is giving away awesome prizes from $25 gift cards to at least a $100 prize package. For my This or That prize package one lucky reader will win a Turquoise Jewelry set worth $215 from the  World Vision Gift Catalog.  To support the World Vision and see the other beautiful give click here.
This elegant jewelry trio provides the perfect pop of color for holiday outfits. Add a vibrant twist to a classic black dress or complement your favorite trendy work outfit with this necklace ($85), drop earrings ($55) and bracelet ($75). These unique and nickel-free pieces were designed by Delhi artisans and one lucky reader will win the complete set. All you have to do is enter on the Rafflecopter below. US only please. No PO Boxes. Winner has 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen. All entries will be verified. Parenting with Purpose is not responsible for delivery nor lost or misdirected mail. Giveaway runs from Dec. 1st until Dec. 15th at 11:59 EST.
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