Take Some Selfies with the Instax Mini 9


The Fujifilm Instax® Mini 9 instant camera is rocking with new colours and now a selfie mirror. That’s right, now you can take selfies!

The selfie mirror is easy to use so young and old can use it. I love the new colours of the instant cameras. The Lime Green one is my favourite. I love the bold stylish colour.

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$150 EZ Faux Decor Gift Certificate Giveaway

EZ Faux Décor Giveaway

Hosted By: Dorky’s Deals

Sponsored By: EZ Faux Décor

Prize: $150 EZ Faux Décor Gift Certificate to use on your choice of Granite Film and/or Stainless Steel Film

Winners: 2

Dates: 12/8 – 12/22

Open to: Residents of the US, Canada & Mexico, ages 18+

As featured on HGTV, the Rachel Ray show, The Today Show, The DIY Network, and the Food Network, EZ Faux Décor Granite Film allows you to instantly get the luxurious look of granite but for a fraction of the cost. While granite counters can set you back $80+ per square foot, EZ Faux Décor Granite Film will set you back only $4 per square foot. That is some serious savings.

EZ Faux Décor also offers Stainless Steel Film, which allows you to instantly makeover the look of your appliances! Tired of that cream colored refrigerator? Giving it a stainless steel look is simple with Stainless Steel Film, plus it costs a heck of a lot less than replacing the appliance!

In addition to being affordable, the film is stain resistant, tear resistant, and wear resistant. The stainless comes in 2 different shades. The granite film comes in 5 different patterns, all of which are beautiful. Application is a fairly simple DIY project, Jaclyn Anne from Dorky’s Deals was able to install the granite film on her counters in just a few hours on a Saturday morning – you can see before and after pics and read all about it here.

Enter below for a chance to win a $150 EZ Faux Décor Gift Certificate to use on your choice of their Granite Film and/or Stainless Steel Film!

There will be 2 winners!

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Good luck!

$150 EZ Faux Décor Gift Certificate Giveaway

Terms & Conditions: Dorky’s Deals and other participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Sponsor is responsible for prize fulfillment. The winner will be chosen randomly via Gleam and contacted via e-mail. Winner has 48 hours to respond to e-mail or they will forfeit their prize and a new winner will be selected. This giveaway is open to residents of the US, Canada & Mexico, ages 18+ only. This giveaway is in no way administered, sponsored, or endorsed by or associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other social media. For any questions contact dorkysdeals@gmail.com.

Blogger Opp ~ Men's Wood Watch Giveaway

Blogger Opp ~ Woodie Specs Men’s Walnut Wood Watch


Sunshine Girl Blog is Hosting a Giveaway for ONE LUCKY US or CANADIAN WINNER to receive a Woodie Specs Men’s Walnut Wood Watch valued at $109.00. I could really use all your help promoting and signing up to help! Thank you!

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The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror




Looking for a movie the whole family can enjoy during the Holiday Season?

Check out The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror

This film is enjoyable for the whole family with strong message about friendships and the problem with lying. Even my 14 year old daughter enjoyed it. Children get the strong message in a way that they can understand. As a mom, movies like this are what I want my children watching as they grow up. Having a digital copy allows me to let my children watch it while we are out somewhere visiting.



After celebrating their victory over the Snow Queen, Gerda (Bella Thorne)  and Orm (Sharlto Copley) have given their fellow trolls a taste of freedom. But when Orm gets a cold-hard reality check, they slip into another perilous journey and must protect the world from eternal winter.


The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror is available on November 3rd on iTunes

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The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror – Trailer from Momentum Pictures on Vimeo.


Kaboom! Entertainment/ Momentum Pictures would like to offer 1 (one) reader of Canadian Basics a chance to own a Digital Copy from iTunes of The Snow Queen: Magic of the Ice Mirror 

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Win $10000 Travel Voucher from Giant Tiger





Enter to win $10000 travel voucher from Giant Tiger as Grand Prize. Also two (2) $100 Giant Tiger gift cards given daily. A great chance to travel to be with your family this Holiday Season.

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$25 Amazon or Paypal Cash Giveaway from Sons of the Sphinx Author

Mother Daughter Book Reviews is pleased to be coordinating a Book Blast for the young adult book “Sons of the Sphinx” and “Tutankhamen Speaks”, The Quest Books companion to “Sons of the Sphinx” by Cheryl Carpinello.

Cheryl Carpinello Egypt Legend

About the Books

Sons of the Sphinx by Cheryl CarpinelloTitle: Sons of the Sphinx | Author: Cheryl Carpinello | Publication Date: October 10, 2014 | Publisher: Beyond Today Educator | Pages: 192 | Recommended Ages: 10+

Book Description:

Armed with what she considers her grandmother’s curse, 15-year-old Rosa agrees to help the ghost of King Tut find his lost queen Hesena. Though Hesena’s ba inhabits part of Rosa, finding the whole spirit of Hesena so that she and Tut can be together for the first time in over 3000 years proves to be a harder task than Rosa first thinks. Thrust back into Ancient Egypt with Tut, Rosa discovers that finding Hesena is not all she must do. She must keep out of the reach of the living Horemheb – who crosses mortal boundaries using Seth’s evil magic – if she is to stay alive to make it back home.


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2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist YA
2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval


Tutankhamunfinal2 copyTitle: Tutankhamen Speaks (The Quest Books Companion to Sons of the Sphinx) | Author: Cheryl Carpinello | Publication Date: January, 2014 | Publisher: Beyond Today Educator | Pages: 80 | Recommended Age: 10+

Book Description:

2014 EVVY Finalist & Merit Award for Historical Fiction from Colorado Independent Publishers Assoc.

Long ago the old texts of ancient Egypt alluded to scrolls in which King Tut spoke to the people from beyond the tomb. Many archeologists put this down to an incorrect translation of the ancient Egyptian texts. Others swore to the accuracy of the translation. None of that mattered because the scrolls in question could not be found. Scholars labeled it a hoax, something that never existed. It was ludicrous to imagine someone speaking from the grave. They were wrong on both accounts.

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The Buzz About the Books

Sons of the Sphinx:

Sons of the Sphinx is a time-travel thriller featuring a race against time with the stakes being King Tut being separated from his beloved Queen Ankhesenamun for all of eternity as well as the history books forever portraying King Tut’s family as traitors to the people of Egypt. I recommend this exciting story to children ages 11 and older who enjoy reading stories about ancient Egypt or who are just looking for their next great adventure.” ~ Renee @ Mother Daughter Book Reviews

“The author has done a marvelous job of negotiating the disputed points of this era and woven them into a seamless time travel historical adventure for middle grade, teen readers and adults. Her characters are well-developed and manage to appear authentic in both the ancient and modern time periods.” ~ Amazon, Barbara Ann Mojica

“I am a fan of historical fiction and I really enjoyed Sons of the Sphinx. It is a well written tale that gives readers a glimpse of ancient Egypt and the lives of Pharaohs who reigned thousands of years ago. The author does a wonderful job of filling in details, where historians are uncertain, that add to the believability of this captivating story.” ~ Amazon, Stacie T.

Carpinello is masterful in her descriptions of ancient Egypt and makes this time travel fantasy very enjoyable indeed. Sons of the Sphinx is highly recommended.~ Jack Magnus, Readers’ Favorite

Full of adventure, self-discovery, and packed with historical facts, this novel is a perfect read for any girl who’s going through puberty. If I were still there in my life, I would have given it 5 stars for sure!~ Amazon, Erika G.

Sons of the Sphinx is an engaging work of fiction that incorporates many fascinating historical facts that are skillfully intertwined within the pages of a truly terrific read. Sons of the Sphinx comes highly recommended and has earned the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.” ~ Literary Classics Book Reviews

Tutankhamen Speaks:

“A delightful way to bring history to children. The author, Cheryl Carpinello, reveals the young ruler’s feelings. The same feelings any of us may have had. We are also shown an interesting way of life peaking anyone’s curiosity to read on. Highly recommend for any age.” ~ Sharon, Amazon

Young adult author Cheryl Carpinello has created an imaginative yet historical retelling of King Tut’s full life story in her new novel Tutankhamen Speaks.~ Tyler T., Amazon


About the Author: Cheryl Carpinello

Cheryl Carpinello AuthorI am a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those young-at-heart to read more through my Quest Books set in these worlds.

Also please visit my other sites: Carpinello’s Writing Pages where I interview children’s/MG/Tween/YA authors; my home website Beyond Today Educator, and The Quest Books where I’ve teamed up with Fiona Ingram from South Africa and Wendy Leighton-Porter of Abu Dhabi to enable readers to find our Ancient and Medieval quest books in one place.

Beyond the Educator * Carpinello’s Writing Pages

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** Book Blast Giveaway **

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice

Giveaway ends: December 12, 11:59 pm, 2015

Open to: Internationally

How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by Cheryl Carpinello and is hosted and managed by Renee from Mother Daughter Book Reviews. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send an email to Renee(at)MotherDaughterBookReviews(dot)com.

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