Let’s Be Good Deed Doers!

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I always look forward to my summer vacations.  Being able to sleep in and stay up late makes me quite content. Having a little sunshine is just as important, too  Unfortunately, the heat from the hot Georgia sun can be quite tiring.  I will take it though.  After all, I recall that our Christmas this past year we rarely saw the sun as much because Georgia had experienced an unprecedented amount of rain during the month of the December.  There was flooding throughout the state making the holidays quite miserable for many.  It just did not feel like Christmas this past year especially when we spent Christmas Eve and Day shop vacing septic water from the boy’s bathroom for several hours.  Despite the crap (literally), I found myself smiling and laughing.  Of course, my husband did not find my laughing consoling as he did not see what was so funny as he threw out the dirty water.

While I was frustrated over our dilemma, I could not help but realize just how blessed we really are.  After all my family was together this past holiday season, and we were all in good health.  When I turned on the news to get the weather updates, I was reminded time and time again just how fortunate we were as I saw the flooding footage throughout Georgia and the southeast.  People losing their homes due to tornadoes, holes in roofs, cars destroyed, etc.. All I had was a toilet that was overflowing.  While that is unpleasant, it is nothing compared to what others were or are facing.  Rebuilding is possible from many of those disasters.  For some, there is no rebuilding.  Take for instance the tragedy that recently gripped our nation in Orlando.  There is no “rebuilding” for many.  Innocent lives were taken too soon and their loved ones will forever be changed by this senseless act of someone consumed by hatred.

As I was reflecting on what all has happened to me personally and around me, I find myself thinking about how blessed I am. I realize that I need to be thankful for my life and experiences including shop vacing nasty water from the bathroom.  But more importantly, I need to do more.  I need to stand up for others and give back.

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My blog is a way for me to give back to others, and I take pride in being able to bring things to my readers.  I want to engage in something that has a real purpose.  I do not want to look back and think I failed in leaving a legacy because right now I feel I have missed the mark in regards to teaching my children what it means to give to others. I believe my family is a little too self-absorbed in this digital age, and I if I want to raise givers then I must lead by example.  This is not for any credit or accolades, but for the impact that giving leaves on the giver.

Thankfully there are thousands of ways you can give back, and I know I am not alone in passion to want to give back to others.  I have been blessed to learn what it means to be a giver by a very dear friend of mine named Joni who lives this out each day of her life.  She is a remarkable woman with a remarkable story.  My beautiful friend is very humble and would never want to recognized  for what she does.  She simply does for others because it brings her such joy and happiness. While she would never want to be recognized in this way, I can’t help but proclaim to others what a blessing she is to me!   She is genuine and asks for nothing in return.

Are you like my sweet friend Joni?  Do you consciously think of ways in which you can make a positive change and/or difference in someone’s life? Are you leaving virtual footprints in the hearts and minds of those who may feel lost and forgotten? Does blessing others with no expectations of receiving anything back in return make you happy?  Joni is someone that does this.  What she does not realize is that her generosity and heart is contagious.  She makes others want to do good for others.

I want to refocus on kindness and doing good deeds for others.  I want to look for ways that I can give back to others whether it be my neighbors or across the ocean.   I have no desire for any personal gain or accolades from this either.  I just want to do good deeds without letting everyone know what I have done.  So how do I do this and still teach others what it means to give back?  The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet is the perfect place to start!

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 Mary Fisher, the designer of the 100 Good Deeds Bracelets, and the face of the movement, believes that “a ‘good deed’ means we’ve gone out of our way to help someone, and only counts if the deed remains anonymous.” These bracelets are not only a fashion statement, but also an everyday reminder to its wearer to do good deeds.

 What I love about the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet is that is more than just a phrase; it’s a lifestyle. By wearing this fashionable bracelet around your wrist, you are setting yourself a visual reminder to look for ways to pay it forward.  How often do you set goals of paying it forward or doing good for others and forget about it as soon as your day starts?  I know that has happened to me MANY times.  I set out with the best intentions, but my day goes by so quickly that I have forgotten that intention.   I have to be more diligent in my good deeds if I want to make it happen despite my ever-changing and quite busy lifestyle.  Not only will I be making an impact locally, but more importantly I will be contributing to a greater cause by wearing this bracelet.  Talk about empowerment!   The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet not only inspires simple acts of kindness, but also transforms communities by empowering the vulnerable women around the world who craft the bracelets by hand.

So here is my challenge to you, show kindness and pay it forward each day. The first way you can do this is by purchasing a 100 Good Deeds Bracelet from Macys.com  for yourself and for that person in your life that leads by example.  The very act of purchasing a bracelet is a good deed!  By simply buying a bracelet you are helping the many women across the world who handcraft the jewelry to support their families.  Bracelets are made by vulnerable women in Africa, Haiti, India, Bali, Indonesia and the United States, many who are HIV+. This project gives the women a way to support their families through their earnings.

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100 Good Deed Bracelets  for available at Macys.com for $30 each, and they come in a variety of colors. Each bracelet is handmade and will soften with wear.  They are made with an adjustable nylon braided cord, and have 100 glass beads in your chosen color.

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So just how does the 100 Good Deeds Bracelet work?  You wrap it around your wrist three times.  Available in petite/small and medium/large,  you adjust the length as needed and slide the knot along the cord and closer to the “1GD”  charm.  Each time you do a good deed, move the ring one bead closer to the  “1GD” button.

 In a world so full of chaos, destruction, hurt, etc…, we need a movement of kindness!  Perhaps you might  anonymously pay the rent of a single mom who’s down on her luck,  send flowers to a lonely elderly neighbor who rarely receives visitors, purchase a grocery store gift card to give to someone in need, leave clothes, toys, food, etc. on the doorsteps of struggling families in the neighborhood, or pay for the order of the person behind you in line at Starbucks or Chick-fil-A.

“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

Princess Diana

Disclaimer:  This post is brought to you by Everywhere Agency to talk about Macy’s and The 100 Good Deeds Bracelet, but thoughts and opinions are my own.

Pay It Forward Color A Smile

 

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Lately I have been highlighting some of the projects we have done in my school’s local chapter of K-Kids.  As a sponsor of this club, we look for ways to give back to our community.  Believe it or not, it was much easier than I expected to find ways for kids to get involved.  One project that we do each year that you can do in your own home or even school, groups, etc.. is Color A Smile.

Color A Smile is a nonprofit organization that collects cheerful drawings from volunteers of all ages. Every month we distribute thousands of these colorful drawings to Senior Citizens, Our Troops Overseas, and anyone in need of a smile.

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Color A Smile was started by Jerry Harris before his children were old enough to color.  He saw a neighbor’s refrigerator that was covered with their children’s artwork.  He knew in a few years he would have plenty of pictures to put on his refrigerator but he thought of the many people that don’t have young children in their lives.  He thought it would be a simple but worthwhile project to collect drawings from kids and send the drawings to anyone that could use a smile.  “It seemed like such a simple idea and the response has been overwhelming,” he said.

Since its inception in the early 1980’s, Color A Smile has distributed over 1 Million drawings.  There are now hundreds of  thousands of children all across the country that have participated in the program.  Schools, scouting troops and religious organizations are the biggest suppliers of drawings.  The internet has made it very simple for teachers, parents or scout leaders to go online and get the information needed to spread more smiles.  The web site address is  http://www.colorasmile.org  Anyone can download the pages from the website, make as many copies as they need, have the children color them, and then send the drawings to the Color A Smilehttp://colorasmile.org/welcome.html office.

Color A Smile distributes their cheerful drawings to senior citizens, our troops overseas, or anyone that would benefit from a bright, cheerful masterpiece for their refrigerator door or bulletin board.

Color A Smile mails drawings directly to individuals that live on their own.  Every month, these people that live independently, receive a new drawing to put on their refrigerator door.

For people living in nursing homes, Color A Smile will send 10 drawings each month, to be shared by everyone in the facility.  We mail the drawings to the Activities Director who will display them in common areas so they can be enjoyed by everyone.

All active military personal receive the mailing of 10 drawings to share with their buddies.

The program is definitely having a positive effect on the people that receive the drawings. Trish Ross, the Office Manager for a Meals on Wheels program in New Jersey says, “Our clients look forward to the days they get a colorful picture with their meal.  It truly makes their day a bit brighter.”

Even though the program was started mainly to benefit the seniors that receive the drawings, the effect on the children that do the coloring has been tremendous.  Parents, teachers and scout leaders all praise the program for allowing children of all ages and abilities, to realize they are capable of helping someone else.

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Everyone has the ability to help someone else.

Cheerful drawings put smiles on people’s faces.

When children are involved with meaningful volunteer projects, they are very likely to continue to volunteer as adults.

Are you looking for an easy Pay It Forward idea?  

This one is an easy one that is sure to bring smiles to the recipients!

Luvs is sharing the LOVE this February!

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There is nothing quite like the feeling of being a new parent.  The excitement of a bundle of joy is beyond explanation.  My family recently welcomed into the world this precious bundle of joy. As parents, we want to bring our baby the very best.  From finding the very best doctor to using the best products, we want to be assured that what we invest in is perfect for our families.  One of those products that you know you can trust is Luvs.

One thing we learned is that parenting is expensive!  Between formula and diapers and all the other little things that go along with having a baby, your money can get used up quickly.  Being the cost cutting savers we are, we learned that coupons are a necessity.  If we are going to have money to go out to eat, watch the latest movies on the big screen, or just buy things for our home, we are going to have to look for ways to cut back without sacrificing the needs of our precious bundle of joy.  With TWO in diapers (we have one coming in March), we have got to save where we can.

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The official diaper of experienced parents, Luvs Ultra Leakguard Diapers with NightLock Plus™ are softer and more absorbent than before*, with large stretch tabs for easy fastening, ultra-leakage protection and a money-back guarantee.  Luvs provide features babies and parents need for less cost than premium brands.   This month Luvs is sharing the LOVE!    They are offering opportunities to save on diapers this month with a $1 print-at-home coupon offer.  Visit http://www.coupons.com/brands/luvs-coupons/  to access a Luvs coupon of $1 off any one diaper pack. Print the coupon at home and use it at any mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs Diapers are sold.  The coupon will be valid for 30 days from the date it was printed.

All Luvs Diapers are included in this particular offer, except trial/travel sized diaper packs.  The print-at-home coupon can be used at mass, discount or grocery stores where Luvs diapers are sold. 

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As a mom, this makes me so happy! I want more money in my pocket to create memories with my kids. It is hard enough being a parent and worrying over we are doing this parenting thing right! Not having to worry about the rising prices of diapers makes it easier. Diapers are a necessity no matter what kind you use, and changing them regularly is too. Thankfully, Luvs wants to help you!

Do you need reasons to love Luvs? Check out what all they offer, and I am sure you will see why this is one of our go tos!

  • Featuring Super Absorbent Leakguards and NightLock Plus™, its largest absorbency area ever, Luvs Diapers lock away wetness and absorb even more than regular Luvs.
  • With the large refastenable stretch tabs, fastening Luvs diapers is super easy for Mom, plus she can rest assured knowing that she’s giving baby a secure, snug fit again and again.
  • Luvs knows that between laundry, play dates, snack time, and nap time, you don’t have time for leaks. Luvs makes life easier for busy Moms by helping to keep leaks in the diaper where they belong, so baby stays dry and comfortable, even overnight.
  • A contoured shape hugs baby for a great fit and a super soft cottony material – softer than ever before – feels gentle on baby’s skin.
  • The Luvs Money Back Guarantee: We feel so strongly about our diapers that we’ve guaranteed them! If you aren’t satisfied with the leakage protection of Luvs, we’ll refund your money.  See our website, www.luvsdiapers.com, for details.
  • Luvs diapers are available in sizes newborn through 6, feature fun designs in every pack, and can be found at mass, discount and grocery stores where baby care products are sold.
  • For more information on Luvs diapers, visit www.luvsdiapers.com or the brand’s social media channels on Facebook (), Twitter () and YouTube ().

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Disclosure: This review was made possible by iConnect and Luvs. I was provided compensation to facilitate this post, but all opinions stated are 100% mine.

HAMILTON to anchor Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017/2018 season

If you live in the Atlanta area, you may be one happy person!  The Fox Theatre and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce their 2017-2018 line up for shows and the musical HAMILTON will play its premiere Atlanta engagement!

“This season is truly one for the books!” said Russ Belin, vice president of Broadway in Atlanta. “The combination of major Atlanta first-run shows, returning audience favorites and classic Broadway tales makes this season the ultimate experience for any and every theatre  goer. Atlanta audiences are accustomed to seeing the best of Broadway right here on Peachtree Street, and the upcoming lineup is no exception!”

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The Lincoln Center Theatre production

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THE KING AND I

September 26 – October 1, 2017

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite”

(The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

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THE COLOR PURPLE

October 24 – 29, 2017

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony® winner John Doyle.

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LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns

November 28 – December 3, 2017

This story of boundless love, full of passion and drama, follows Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, one of the most successful musicals of all time, which has now been seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and is the winner of over 50 international awards. The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. This production played to critical acclaim throughout Australia and New Zealand and is described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as “The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera.” Andrew Lloyd Webber describes the production as, “Probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for.”

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Disney’s THE LION KING • Season Option
January 10 – 28, 2018

More than 90 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney’s THE LION KING. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, this landmark musical event brings together one of the most imaginative creative teams on Broadway. Tony Award®-winning director Julie Taymor brings to life a story filled with hope and adventure set against an amazing backdrop of stunning visuals. THE LION KING also features some of Broadway’s most recognizable music, crafted by Tony Award-winning artists Elton John and Tim Rice. There is simply nothing else like THE LION KING.

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RENT 20th Anniversary Tour

February 20 – 25, 2018

In 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway… and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini’s La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.

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A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER

March 13 – 18, 2018

Getting away with murder can be so much fun… and there’s no better proof than the hilarious hit show that won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical—A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER! As one most gentlemanly NPR critic put it, “I’ve never laughed so hard at a Broadway musical!” A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE OF LOVE & MURDER tells the uproarious story of Monty Navarro, an heir to a family fortune who sets out to jump the line of succession by eliminating the eight pesky relatives who stand in his way… and be done in time for tea. The Hollywood Reporter raves, “A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE OF LOVE & MURDER restores our faith in musical comedy!”

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SOMETHING ROTTEN!

April 17 – 22, 2018

From the director of Aladdin and co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Rent, Avenue Q and In the Heights, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s SOMETHING ROTTEN!, “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out New York)! With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!

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HAMILTON

May 22 – June 10, 2018

With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary.  Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. HAMILTON’s creative team previously collaborated on the 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical In the Heights. HAMILTON features scenic design by David Korins, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, and casting by Telsey + Company, Bethany Knox, CSA. The musical is produced by Jeffrey Seller, Sander Jacobs, Jill Furman and The Public Theater. The HAMILTON Original Broadway Cast Recording is available everywhere nationwide.  The HAMILTON recording received a 2016 Grammy® for Best Musical Theatre Album.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON • Season Option

July 17 – 22, 2018

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of the century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the nine-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta’s 2017/2018 subscription packages will go on sale on February 15 at 9 a.m. with prices starting at $249 for all seven shows. Subscriber prices will vary depending on the show time, day of the week and seating location. New subscriptions may be ordered online at BroadwayInAtlanta.com and via phone by calling 800-278-4447 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Subscriber benefits include access to the best seats available, priority access to additional tickets and ticket exchange privileges.

Subscribers will also have the opportunity to purchase their same subscription seats for the Season Options, THE BOOK OF MORMON and Disney’s THE LION KING, as part of their renewal before March 21, 2017.

 

Pup Star Debuts on Disney Channel Friday, February 17

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Welcome to a world where dogs can not only talk — they can SING!  Tiny, an adorable Yorkie pup with a big voice, gets a chance to audition for the singing competition for dogs, “Pup Star.” After she earns a place in the finale, she’s dog-napped!  The adventure begins when she escapes and is faced with an incredible cross-country journey back to the competition finale, meeting friends along the way who help her learn to sing from her heart and encourage her to believe in herself and never give up on her dreams!

Air Bud Entertainment announces that their newest film, PUP STAR, will air for the first time on broadcast television on Disney Channel, Friday, February 17 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT).  From the creators of the beloved ‘Air Bud’ and ‘Disney Air Buddies’ franchises, PUP STAR is a dog-filled spin on America’s hit TV singing competitions, loaded with music, including 13 original songs, and the biggest cast of talking (and singing) canines ever assembled.

PUP STAR is the tune-filled inspirational adventure of an adorable Yorkie pup, Tiny (voiced by Kaitlyn Maher, America’s Got Talent), who finds herself on an action-packed cross-country journey to compete in the ultimate singing competition for dogs — Pup Star.  Featuring an all-star celebrity judging panel including ‘Dog Gnarly’ (voiced by Ziggy Marley), ‘Blake Sheltie,’ ‘Lady Paw Paw’ and a loveable but always disagreeable ‘Simon Growl,’ PUP STAR showcases canine contestants including P-Diggy (voiced by Juicy J) and the tall-hat wearing ‘Furrell.’

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 A new family film franchise, PUP STAR also stars Makenzie Moss (Steve Jobs), Jed Rees (Deadpool), David DeLuise (Wizards of Waverly Place), John Ratzenberger, Tom Everett Scott, Bonnie Somerville, Nikki Blonsky and Diedrich Bader.  PUP STAR is directed and executive produced by Robert Vince.  Anna McRoberts produced and co-wrote the film with Robert Vince.

 The second film in the franchise, PUP STAR: SEASON TWO, is in production for a fall 2017 release.  Air Bud Entertainment movies are available on Netflix and digital platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.

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Twitter: twitter.com/PupStarMovie

The Mason Jar Cookie Company-Perfect for Valentine’s

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My family LOVES cookies and all kinds of them for that matter!  I have fond memories of baking cookies with my grandmother and with my own children.  What is unique about baking cookies is that you can create whatever you like and that they can bring back so many memories of childhood.
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I was given the opportunity to check out a very cool company, the Mason Jar Cookie  Company.  They  specialize in creating handmade, custom built cookie mixes that are packaged in a mason jar.  Yes, you read that right!  In a mason jar!  What a cute and fun concept.  As a matter of fact, I truly think this would be a GREAT opportunity for loved ones to do together this holiday season…or really any day!  Taking the time to just be together and create new memories is priceless!
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My husband and I instantly fell in love with this company!  From the moment the box came in the mail to the tasting, we were super impressed with them!  I am truly in love with this company and what they offer!!
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As you can see from the image above, the dry ingredients you need for this mix comes in this attractive mason jar that can be used over and over.
The Mason Jar Cookie Company offers a variety of unique cookie mixes.  It truly makes this step so much more fun and enjoyable.  As someone that needs everything already put in place for me, they take the mess out so you can get to the fun part, mixing and creating memories.  Check out our photos from our recent bonding cookie time!
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With mixes like :
Hot Mint Cocoa Mix
Gluten Free Triple Chocolate Mix
Hot Cocoa Mix
Chocolate Almond Granola Mix
Kiss Me Chocolate Drops Mix
Triple Chocolate Mix
and so many more!

Create your own blend with The Mason Jar Cookie Company!

If the premixed jars don’t tempt you, you can create your own 20 oz jar!  First you begin by selecting your base:  oatmeal, traditional, chocolate, buckwheat, gluten free, brownie, or granola.  Then you can select up to three add-ins and they have dozens and dozens to choose from chocolates to dried fruits, nuts to festive sprinkles. Finally, you give your creation a name and they will add it to the lid and pen a note if you’re planning on giving it to someone special.  They hand-layer your own Mason Jar Cookie Company recipe in their Signature Glass Mason Jars, and then pack it snugly in their white presentation tube, affix the note to the outside and ship it off, typically within 3 business days* of your order.   They can even do it for weddings or other special events!

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The Mason Jar Cookie Company is a great way for you to send a special someone that message that you are thinking about them!

Broadway’s NEWSIES is Coming to the Big Screen

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I love theatre shows.  There is just something about watching the actors and actresses on stage that really evoke emotions out of me.  One of my favorites is Disney’s NEWSIES.  It was such an amazing production!  That is why I am so excited that straight from the Broadway stage, Fathom Events and Disney Theatrical Productions are bringing the Tony Award®-winning musical  to cinemas nationwide in an exclusive three-day event on February 16, 18 and 22.  Since opening on Broadway in 2011, NEWSIES has played 1,711 performances between Broadway and North American tour, to more than 2.5 million audience members in 65 cities across the country. NEWSIES, the new American musical, features a Tony Award-winning score with music by eight-time Academy Award® winner Alan Menken and lyrics by Jack Feldman, a book by four time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein and is produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, NEWSIES is directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, who won a 2012 Tony Award for his work on the show. The entire creative team has reunited to bring the break-out smash musical to audiences across North America.

Filmed live on stage at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood, CA, this not-to-be-missed high energy show stars Original Broadway cast members Jeremy Jordan as “Jack Kelly,” Kara Lindsay as “Katherine,” Ben Fankhauser as “Davey” and Andrew Keenan-Bolger as “Crutchie”. They’re joined by North American Tour stars Steve Blanchard as “Joseph Pulitzer,” and Aisha de Haas as “Medda Larkin,” and Ethan Steiner as “Les” along with members of both the Broadway and North American Tour ensembles, filling the stage with more “newsies” and more dancing than ever before.

Set in New York City at the turn of the century and based on a true story, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged ‘newsies,’ who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike and take a stand for what’s right.

I have got a pair of tickets to giveaway!  Winner can pick between the following dates to the theater of their choice.  If you want to win, just leave a comment and we will select a winner.  Winner will be notified by email on February 12.

Atlanta Locations by Date:

Thursday, February 16th at 7:00PM

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UA Perimeter Pointe

Regal Atlantic Station

Regal Medlock Crossing

Regal Arbor Place

Regal Mall of Georgia

Regal Stadium 22 @ Austell

Regal Hollywood

Regal Avalon

Regal McDonough

Movie Tavern at Sandy Plains Village

AMC Avenue Forsyth

AMC North Point Mall

AMC Phipps Plaza

AMC Colonial

AMC Southlake

AMC Barrett Commons

AMC Parkway Pointe

Saturday, February 18th at 12:55PM

Carmike Riverstone 15

UA Perimeter Pointe

Regal Atlantic Station

Regal Medlock Crossing

Regal Arbor Place

Regal Mall of Georgia

Regal Stadium 22 @ Austell

Regal Hollywood

Regal Avalon

Regal McDonough

Movie Tavern at Sandy Plains Village

AMC Avenue Forsyth

AMC North Point Mall

AMC Phipps Plaza

AMC Colonial

AMC Southlake

AMC Barrett Commons

AMC Parkway Pointe

GTC University Commons

Wednesday, February 22nd at 7PM

Carmike Riverstone 15

UA Perimeter Pointe

Regal Atlantic Station

Regal Medlock Crossing

Regal Arbor Place

Regal Mall of Georgia

Regal Stadium 22 @ Austell

Regal Hollywood

Regal Avalon

Regal McDonough

Movie Tavern at Sandy Plains Village

AMC Avenue Forsyth

AMC North Point Mall

AMC Phipps Plaza

AMC Colonial

AMC Southlake

AMC Barrett Commons

AMC Parkway Pointe

GTC University Commons

If you are not in the area, you can still purchase tickets or find theaters by visiting FathomEvents.com    To learn more visit fathomevents.com/event/disneys-newsies-the-broadway-musical or you can follow along with #Newsies #FathomEvents #Disney

Have you ever seen NEWSIES?  Do you have a favorite theatre show that you have seen?