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Jeremy Camp’s Latest Album “The Answer” {Review and Giveaway}

I’m excited to be sharing about Jeremy Camp’s Latest Album “The Answer” that released today (Friday, October 6th) ! After a listen, I’ll have to say that many of the songs on this album serve as a reminder to followers of Christ of when we started, where we are now, and what we should continue to be aiming for as we move forward in our walk with God.

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Matthew West’s new Album “All In” {Review and Giveaway}


I’m excited to be sharing about Matthew West’s new Album “All In! This album was written with the goal of encouraging himself and others to get up off the sidelines of their faith and really live it out – to go all in in your time with God, all in with your family, all in with your community, and all in battling your fears that may hold you back from becoming who God made you to be.

Along with that same theme of the album, Matthew will be launching a 6-week All in Challenge on his social media starting 9/18, and each week Matthew will be challenging his fans to go all in in a different part of their lives. What does it look like when a heart that knows Jesus takes a step and holds nothing back? How can we go All In in the places that mean the most?

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12 Hole “Elf” Tenor Ocarina {Review}

 

Fans of J.R.R Tolkien’s works The Hobbit and Lord of The Rings are likely to be in awe of the themed Ocarinas offered at STLOcarina.com. These would make a wonderful gift to fans whether they already know how to play or are looking to learn. Each are quite unique, ever so attractive, and I believe very affordable. It’s certainly a delight to hear such beautiful music made from a seemingly simple wind instrument!

I’ve  been playing the 12-Hole Elf Tenor Ocarina and the sound is amazing. The quality is exceptional and appearance wise it’s even more beautiful in person than I imagined it would be! It’s easy to hold and play every sharp and flat note needed. It’s tuned in the key of C major. I can’t wait to be able to play better with more practice.

I like that with this particular Ocarina, a  Lord of the Rings songbook as well as on-line instructional booklet is included when purchased. There are 7 songs in the songbook which include: Concerning Hobbits, In Dreams, Evenstar, The King of Golden Hall, Eowyn’s Theme, The Steward of Gondor, and Into the West.

On, December 17th The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies releases into theaters. I can’t help but think how awesome it would be to surprise a friend or family member with one of the many LOTR /Hobbit themed Ocarinas perhaps after seeing the film together!

Ocarina prices range vastly from type and models. There are many to chose from including Super Hero, Zelda, Homeschool, Classic, Teacups, and many more! The above mentioned Ocarina is on sale right now for $69.99!

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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Peter Hollens Debut Album Review & Giveaway!

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Peter Hollens is an musical artist I learned about after seeing him in a Lindsey Sterling video on Youtube a few months ago. When it was brought to my attention that he had an album coming out this month, I was pretty eager to get a hold of a copy!

Peter has some pretty amazing music videos which can be seen on his Youtube channel. He offers his voice up for renditions of a number of musical genres popular pieces. Whether you like folk, Broadway, pop, or music and game songs, I’m sure there’s something there to draw you in! He totally gets my vote for uniqueness as a one-man cappella vocalist in sharing his amazing voice and videos with the world!

There are thirteen songs on his album which make up a runtime of about an hour. The song variety are many. My favorites have to be Skyrim (Main Theme) which features Lindsey Stirling, Les Miserables Medley in which he is accompanied by his wife, Shenandoah, Ashland’s Song (a touching original), I see Fire, & Misty Mountains. Not that the other songs are any less enjoyable! Other artist that make an appearance on this album are Brian Wilson of the Beach Boy, Jackie Evancho, Avi Kaplan, and mentioned before Lindsey Stirling.

1. I See Fire
2. Skyrim (Main Theme) [feat. Lindsey Stirling]
3. I Won’t Give Up
4. Les Miserables Medley (feat. Evynne Hollens)
5. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For (feat. Sabrina Carpenter)
6. Shenandoah
7. She Moved Through The Fair
8. Hallelujah (feat. Jackie Evancho)
9. Our Special Love (feat. Brian Wilson)
10. The Parting Glass
11. Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair (feat. Avi Kaplan)
12. Ashland’s Song
13. Misty Mountains

I would highly recommend you checking out Peter Hollens Youtube channel to see his videos and hear some of the songs found on this album. My family is enjoying his album very much! I’m hoping to see perhaps a Holiday collection in the future. Until then, I’m keeping this one on repeat through my week.

Want the album? You can purchase Peter Hollens debut album on iTunesLoudr | Amazon Mp3 | Amazon CD | Barnes & Noble

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Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own or my immediate family members, based on our personal experience with the product.

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The Piano Guys: Wonders Album {Review + Giveaway}

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The Piano Guys: Wonders is the 4th album we’ve added to our music collection and like their previous albums, this one also doesn’t disappoint! I think anyone that likes covers redone will for certain enjoy The Piano Guys twists on well known fan favorites. Not just my husband and I but my kids age 6 and nearly 4 are quite the fans of the tracks found on this album. I think being able to appeal to those of all ages is a great benefit when it comes to music and it’s certainly it’s a top pick to bring along in the car or to play in the home.

The mix of songs are many but it ties together well. The album runtime is about one hour but if you want to get down to the minute, the twelve tracks total 48 minutes in length together. Songs found on the album are complete covers as well as mash ups thrown in for good measure. Though mainly instrumental, there are few songs featuring vocals. The songs that are of definite merit are Let it Go, Batman Evolution, & The Mission/How Great Thou Art. Even though we have our favorites all the tracks are done exceptionally well and each quite memorable. They’ve managed to put together a soothing yet upbeat and moving albums of songs that doesn’t trump but clearly resides as an equal to all their previous albums.

Tracks:

1. Ants Marching / Ode to Joy
2. Batman Evolution
3. Because of You
4. Don’t You Worry Child (feat. Shweta Subram)
5. Fathers’ Eyes
6. Home
7. Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends
8. Let It Go
9. The Mission / How Great Thou Art
10. Pictures at an Exhibition
11. Story of My Life
12. Summer Jam

I would highly recommend this album! If you haven’t seen their videos on their  YouTube channel, I encourage you to do so! The videos are simply stunning, uplifting, and inspirational.

Interested in Buying? You can purchase The Piano Guys Album Wonders (Deluxe Edition CD/DVD) on Amazon.com for only $10.00 (prices are subject to change) and it’s eligible for free super saving shipping. And if you are thinking about Christmas already, this album would make an excellent stocking stuffer!

Get Connected: Check out The Piano Guys website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

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Disclaimer: I was sent a copy of this album to review. This review is 100% my opinion and has not been edited or reviewed by anyone. I was not compensated in any other way for this product review.

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Newman’s Own Organics Snacks {Review And Giveaway}

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NEWMAN’S OWN® ORGANICS GOES BEYOND SNACK FOODS

When Nell Newman and business partner Peter Meehan started Newman’s Own® Organics: The Second Generation® in 1993, they were sure there was a market for organic snack  foods, but they couldn’t have anticipated just how fast the demand for their products would grow. What started with pretzels and grew to include other snack foods has now expanded to many other organic items: coffee, tea, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, organic dried fruit, and pet food.

Great tasting products that happen to be organic is our slogan,” says Nell. “It really says a lot about us. We’ve seen in recent years that people want to know more about the food they eat, not just how many calories a product contains. It’s becoming more important to them how ingredients are grown and processed on the way to their grocers’ shelf. Once people see how much organic foods have improved since the early days of packaged`health‘ foods, we feel they’ll seek them out.”

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