I’m so pleased to announce our Easter giveaway – four prime tickets to the Saturday evening performance of Rob Gardner’s LAMB OF GOD,  presented by Witness Music Choir and Orchestra. Ever since first hearing the recording of this visceral work, celebrating the glorious Resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we have been emotionally invested in what Christians of all faiths recognize as  magnificent musical tapestry.


Over 240 musicians and performers, as soloists, narrators, choir and symphony orchestra, bring you this powerful and stirring biblical Easter masterpiece by acclaimed composer Rob Gardner. Featuring Michelle Sundwall, Josh Little, J Michael Bailey, and Marvin and Laurie Payne, LAMB OF GOD is a sacred musical retelling of the final days of the life of Jesus Christ, His Atonement and Resurrection. It recounts the events through the eyes of those who loved Him and knew Him best: Peter, John, Thomas, Mary and Martha of Bethany, Mary Magdalene, and His mother, Mary. Join us and discover why Rob Gardner’s LAMB OF GOD becomes a treasured favorite for almost everyone who experiences it.

DATES: March 15 & 16, 2013
TIME: Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
WHERE:  Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City, UT
You can purchase tickets by visiting Witness Music’s website at

I wish all a joyous Easter!
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*Disclosure: Thanks to Witness Music for providing me with  a Valentine’s Day Until We Hug Again and Greetings pack to review and one for this giveaway. The ideas and content are my own.


love day get away {giveaway}

by jani on February 6, 2013

Sometimes you really wanna get away!  I am so all about helping you out with that.  Today we are giving away a one night stay at a Marriott hotel.  What’s that?  I’m amazing.  Thanks.


I’m not the only amazing one.  Some friends {amazing bloggers} are helping out with this giveaway as well.

Here’s how it works:

  • We’re giving away a hotel stay in your home town (or the closest Marriott to you).
  • You have to use the stay within one month of the giveaway.
  • This is supposed to be romantic so if I were you I would leave the kids with Grandma.
To enter:
  • For one entry: Follow all of the bloggers that are making this awesome giveaway possible on Pinterest.  {Links below}  We would love to share our inspirations and ideas with you via Pinterest!
  • Once you’ve done this, leave a comment letting us know that you did it.
  • For more entries (up to 10): Like the Facebook pages of these lovely blogs via the Rafflecopter below.  You get one entry for every Facebook page liked.

The giveaway will end and the winner will be announced at noon on Monday, February 11th.

Good luck!

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Simple, right?


{giveaway} hallmark recordable book

by jani on December 10, 2012

I’m so excited about today’s {Giveaway} from the wonderful people at Hallmark “Love You Forever” Recordable Storybook. “Love You Forever” was one of our children’s’  favorite bedtime stories. I remember trying to get through this book without shedding a few tears. It’s such a lovely, thoughtful and tender story with a beautiful message!

In our home we love everything Hallmark. Throughout the years, it’s been the store we visit to buy the perfect gift or card for those special occasions we celebrate as family and loved ones. So, when I received this wonderful recordable story as a giveaway, I was super excited!

I’ve asked different mothers if they sing the song in “Love You Forever”; most say they do. A few have told me that they read the words to the song.  It never occurred to me that my “song” was unique. I don’t know why I expected other mothers to sing my version… I guess I’d never given it that much thought.

I didn’t realize that there could be another version to the song in this book, until I visited my dearest childhood friend. This was several years ago. One night I sat with her as she read the book aloud to her three young boys. It was read with all the love and tender inflection that only a mother could express. But, when she got to the song – it was completely different from mine. I then sang for her my version (which I hope each of my children know by heart). We marveled at how different each of our versions sounded. If only they had had this lovely book in a recordable format back then. You see, Marty died in 2003 of cancer. We had been best friends for almost 53 years. Her little boys are grown now, but what a treasure that book would have been for them!

Is it just me or is there a resemblance to the cute little guy on the cover and my adorable grandson (minus the curly hair of course) with that bright red crop?!

As an educator, I personally know how important it is to read aloud to your child. The stories I’ve listened to of the moms, dads and grandparents recording these storybooks while they are far away from their little ones are heartwarming. Hallmark is “Connecting Families, Creating Memories” through this magical way of capturing your voice as you read a beloved story!

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*Disclosure: Thanks to Hallmark for providing me with one “Love You Forever” Recordable Storybook to review and one for this giveaway. The ideas and content are my own.


{giveaway} turquoise bubble bib necklace

by jani on November 26, 2012

I’m so excited about today’s giveaway. It’s from very jane, a wonderful online website that has incredible deals. Imagine my excitement when at the Connective Circle Hands-On Blogger Workshop, it was announced that each of us was receiving her own very jane bubble bib necklace – and one as a giveaway! I actually let go a yelp (so unlike me!) “Yes!”

The necklace color I chose for you that I’m giving away is a beautiful seafoam turquoise. I’m showing it here over an animal print, but it looks beautiful on black or white. It’s just a stunning necklace! And, very jane always has great deals, so go check them out. Sign in; you won’t be sorry.

I chose a charcoal gray color, as it’s just a bit more subtle for my wardrobe. It just fits my personality. But I have to say, everyone looking at the seafoam turquoise color wants it!

These necklaces are versatile and so fun to wear. This will be the next outfit to put on my body!

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*Disclosure: Thanks to very jane for providing me with a beautiful bubble bib necklace and one for this giveaway. The ideas and content are my own.