Thursday, April 23, 2015

When Calls The Heart Season 1 DVD GIVEAWAY, and watch the new Season Premier trailer.

When Calls The Heart Season Premier is on Saturday April 25, 2015.
Tune into Hallmark Channel for the two hour event. It's a good one!

I have watched the season premier for this post, i
t's the first I have seen this show, and I'm hooked.

In the season premier,  
Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow) is faced with new thoughts of staying in Coal Valley, or returning to her Thatcher family home in the city. She returns home due to her mother being ill and is reacquainted with her sisters and an old friend.  Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) accompanies her on the trip to visit with his brother. 

Abigail Stanton (Lori Loughlin) is keeping the cafe running and becoming fond of Mr. Avery as well. 

Coal Valley is trying to recover from the mine explosion and the death of so many of the men. There is a trial to hold the company accountable for the safety of the mine.

The setting of Coal Valley is a mining town, the costumes are beautiful, the men are strong, and the women are hard working. It's a simple life, but not without problems.

There is glamour in Elizabeth's life with her family wealth, yet she chooses to be a teacher in Coal Valley. Tune in April 25 to see the season premier and what's new in Coal Valley.

About the series:
The series is inspired by Janette Oke’s bestselling book series about the Canadian West. “When Calls the Heart” tells the captivating story of Elizabeth Thatcher (Erin Krakow), a young teacher accustomed to her high society life, who receives her first classroom assignment in Coal Valley, a small coal mining town where life is simple, but often fraught with challenges. Lori Loughlin plays Abigail Stanton, a wife and mother whose husband, the foreman of the mine, along with a dozen other miners, has just been killed in an explosion. The newly widowed women find their faith is tested when they must go to work in the mines to keep a roof over their heads. Elizabeth charms most everyone in Coal Valley, except Constable Jack Thornton (Daniel Lissing) who believes Thatcher’s wealthy father has doomed the lawman’s career by insisting he be assigned in town to protect the shipping magnate’s daughter. Living in a turn of the century coal town, Elizabeth will have to learn the ways of the frontier if she wishes to thrive in the rural west on her own.

For your chance to win Season 1 on DVD enter the rafflecopter widget below. One winner will be randomly chosen and sent Season 1 of When Calls the Heart. 
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. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

Disclosure: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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

The Royal Ballet’s La Fille Mal Gardee giveaway to see Royal Ballet on big screen

Fathom Events invites you to experience a world class ballet show on the big screen when The Royal Ballet’s La Fille Mal Gardee is screened at select cinemas nationwide on 5/5. 

This show is one day only on May 5, 2015 at participating theaters in New Jersey Clifton, Paramus, Hazlet, North Brunswick, and Edgewater.

enter for chance to win passes to see the ballet on 

La Fille Mal Gardee – from the Royal Opera House London
Frederick Ashton's final full-length ballet is one of his most joyous creations, inspired by his love for the Suffolk countryside. It is based on an 1828 French ballet and the music was adapted by John Lanchbery from Ferdinand Hérold's original score. La Fille mal gardée was a resounding success on its premiere in 1960 and has remained a firm favourite in The Royal Ballet's repertory. The title translates as 'The Wayward Daughter'. La Fille displays some of Ashton's most virtuosic choreography – the youthful passion of Lise and her lover, Colas, is expressed in a series of energetic pas de deux. The ballet is laced with good humour and a whirl of dancing chickens, grouchy guardians and halfwit suitors take to the stage. Ashton affectionately incorporated elements of national folk dance into his choreography, from a Lancashire clog dance to a maypole dance, making La Fille mal gardée (despite its title) The Royal Ballet's most emphatically English work. Osbert Lancaster's colourful designs reinforce the robust wit of the production.

Limited Edition Camp Combo giveaway from Mabel's Labels

The majority of  personal items we take out of our house have our names affixed to them with Mabel's Labels. From phone chargers, phone, cases, lunch box containers, book bags, and any thing else we like to say it's ours and we want to keep it. So, please return. I label things like my phone, lap top chargers, wireless mouse, favorite pen, books, tons of things.

With Summer Camp time closing in on the calendar, order your Mabel's Labels now and label as you shop for camp needs.

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Just in time to start thinking about Summer Camp, sleepovers, or vacations, Mabel's Labels has the Limited Edition Camp Combo on sale and has added new icons to choose from. There are five new icons to enjoy: sailboats, goggles, raccoon, chipmunk, and flip-flops. 

The Limited Edition Camp Combo is available at the early bird price of $35.95 until April 30, 2015. From May 1 through July 31, 2015 it is $39.95.  Order now, save, and label all those camp items! Nothing like getting toothbrushes mixed up, or even clothing-Label it! Can you just imagine cabin or tent camping and a pile of toothbrushes that campers don't know which one belongs to them. Put a Mabel's Labels on all toiletries, clothing, shoes, flashlights, all the gear.


Mabel's Labels is giving away one set of the Limited Edition Camp Combo to one lucky reader. Enter the raffelcopter widget at the end of this post for your chance to win this set. One winner will be randomly selected. Must be 18 or older to enter. Residents of USA or Canada. 

The Limited Edition Camp Combo:

  • 10 Sticky Labels

  • 24 Skinny-Minis™

  • 8 Shoe Labels

  • 50 Tag-Mates™

  • 2 Bag Tags

Plus a bonus gift!  Five Fun postcards your child can send from camp, just like we did when we were kids-old fashioned mail. Don't forget to send along stamps.

Disclosure: I received a Limited Edition Camp Combo for this post. The comments and views are my own.