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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Tune In to "Miracle at Manchester" on Pure Flix March 31st & Enter our Giveaway! #MiracleAtManchesterMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

Join us to watch Miracle at Manchester, an incredibly powerful film based on a true story from Pure Flix! Miracle at Manchester airs on March 31st, and if you're tuning in, get ready to be inspired. Pure Flix is one of the best streaming services available right now and the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies for the whole family. If you need hope in times of distress, watch this film & be reminded of God’s strength & sovereignty!

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Create an Eggs-tra-ordinary Easter Brunch with MacKenzie Limited! #smokedsalmon #holidayhosting

Easter is just around the corner! One of our favorite family traditions is hosting a special brunch to spend time together and enjoy the holiday. This year, we're taking Easter brunch to a new level with MacKenzie Limited gently smoked salmon with a special hardwood blend. Their large salmon tenderloin is incredibly flavorful, with a hardy portion size that will feed a crowd. It's super tender and so delicious that it's hard not to sneak a few bites here and there as we prepare for our guests! In addition to the taste, one of the best things about having our salmon delivered is the amount of time it saves us. We loved bringing in the box from the front porch and getting right to work on our menu. I've included three of our own meal ideas for you below, but the possibilities are endless with this delicious fillet.

Monday, March 13, 2023

Tune In to "A Thousand Tomorrows" on Pure Flix February 24th & Enter our Giveaway! #AThousandTomorrowsMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

You're going to want to join Pure Flix for this next series! Episode Five of A Thousand Tomorrows airs on March 17th on Pure Flix, one of the best streaming services out there right now and the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies for the whole family. The series “Karen Kingsbury’s A Thousand Tomorrows” is a show about redemption, forgiveness, devotion and transformation. Cody and Ali find a love so rare and so powerful and they make the most of everyday they have with each other.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Teaching Character Education through a Diverse Book Library at Home

Diversifying your child’s library is so important. It helps them to learn about others, promote positive character traits, and strengthen their identity and self-confidence. This week, we received an excellent holiday book box that is the perfect start to any library. This bundle is from Cardinal Rule Press and many of the books even include reading strategies and discussion suggestions inside! 

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tune In to "Heaven Sent" on Pure Flix February 3rd & Enter our Giveaway! #HeavenSentMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

If you haven't joined Pure Flix yet, you don't know what you're missing! It's one of the best streaming services out there right now and the number one place to find quality Christian television shows and movies that you'll enjoy watching with your whole family. Pure Flix offers adult series as well as children's programming, such as the beloved Veggie Tales.  

I've had the pleasure of previewing the film called "Heaven Sent" and it will renew your faith in loveThe film is by AFFIRM Originals and it's available on Pure Flix on February 3, 2023. Check out the trailer below... 

About the Film
“Heaven Sent” is a romantic comedy about re-finding love later in life and rediscovering joy after loss. It's a dynamic and heartfelt story about love at different stages of life. Featuring Karen Abercrombie from War Room, An Angelic Christmas, and more and Charlene Tilton from Dallas, this is an all-star cast! 

My Thoughts
This film is so heart-warming and will have you cheering for every one in the cast. There are so many relatable themes, especially the feeling of trying to make your own life in your twenties and the making peace with getting older and finding new purpose and happiness in your fifties and sixties. It pulled me in from start to finish.

Additional themes throughout the film...

  • Letting go of our children/grandchildren

  • Family over fame

  • Finding love after loss

  • Miscommunication

  • Grace during misunderstandings

Cast List

  • Jemarcus Kilgore, Derek, (DISCARDED THINGS, Black Lightning)
  • J. Leon Pridgen II, Patrick Briggs/Ellerman, (DISCARDED THINGS, P-Valley, TRINITY GOODHEART)
  • Charlene Tilton, Pam, (Dallas)
  • Michael J Patterson, Kenny
  • Maurie Moore, Corrine
  • Elizabeth Byland, Theresa
  • Gary Dourdan, Jeff, (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)

Elise, a grandmother hurt by her past, and Patrick, a widowed pastor, have closed the door on love. But with faith and a little help from technology, will their live-streamed romance find a way? 

You'll likely connect with these Bible Verses throughout the show:

  • "Love is patient, love is kind.It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." – 1 Corinthians 12:4-7 (NIV)
  • “We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19 (NIV)
  • “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.” – Colossians 3:13-14 (NIV)

About Pure Flix

Pure Flix is a one-stop shop for faith and family-friendly movies and shows where you can confidently stream in your home with the entire family. With new premium and exclusive original entertainment choices every week, Pure Flix streaming service has the largest variety of high-quality, curated, positive, encouraging, wholesome movies, series and kids' content in one service. Pure Flix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment, alongside AFFIRM Films.

Win It!
The generous people of Pure Flix have offered to giveaway one three-month subscription to a lucky Across the Avenue reader. Enter below for your chance to win! This giveaway is limited to US winners only, and only to those who have NOT won a subscription in the last 6 months.

Tune in to "Heaven Sent" on Pure Flix February 3rd & Enter our Giveaway! #HeavenSentMIN #MomentumInfluencerNetwork

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 Disclosure: Many thanks to Pure Flix for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Celebrate Love with Spunky Stork Organic Cotton Clothing! #ValentinesDay #childrensclothing #certifiedorganic

Valentine’s Day is almost here and The Spunky Stork holiday shirts are the perfect way for your little ones to celebrate love! We just received our Love ABC shirt and it’s even cuter than it looked online. The design is adorable for Valentine’s Day, and it can be worn throughout the year, too, so it’s not a one-and-done holiday shirt. In our experience, the material of The Spunky Stork clothing has always been high quality, and this shirt is no exception. It’s soft, yet durable, which is a must with how hard our little guy plays!

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Plan Your Spring Break Activities with The Learning Journey! #educationaltoys #STEM

As parents and developmental professionals to little ones, we love to share about educational toys and games. Many of you know that one of our favorite children’s companies is The Learning Journey for all of their hands-on learning and STEM products that are so helpful for children's development. This week we received three new exciting items we want to share about: The Play and Learn Monster Me toy, Sing-A-Long Microphone and Match It! Picture Word Bingo!

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Invest in High Quality, Affordable Kids Clothing with the Olive + Scout Mystery Bundle

Moms and Dads are going to be really excited about the latest deal we’ve found from the high-end children’s clothing shop, Olive + Scout. Head over to their online store to check out their Mystery Bundle, which includes three to four surprise items for $35! We haven’t found a deal this good in a really long time. For those who are unfamiliar, Olive + Scout is a family-run baby clothing shop with super stylish designs. (After seeing some of the items in our package, my husband wished they made these clothes in adult sizes, too!) With this Mystery Bundle, it was really fun to see what Olive + Scout picked for us, and the material exceeded our expectations. It’s so high quality, our little one will get use out of these adorable pieces for a long time to come. It’s worth taking the time to browse their entire collection of clothing, which ranges from 3-6 months to 5T.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

P'kolino Little Reader Armchair for Toddlers #giftsforkids

We love reading to our little ones to encourage their own love of reading. Now that our little guy is a toddler, we wanted to create a special reading nook where he can continue to read and explore his book collection independently. When we received the P'kolino Little Reader Chair, we instantly fell in love with it! This tiny armchair is absolutely adorable, super comfy and made of high-quality material, with a cover you can take off and throw in the washing machine. It's also light-weight and has a built-in handle on top, making it easy to move from room to room.  It's the perfect holiday gift for little ones this year! 

Friday, December 30, 2022

Turn Up the Heat this Holiday with Heat Holders! #warmandcozy

Give the gift of warmth this season with Heat Holders thermal slipper socks and neck warmers! Holidays and coziness go hand-in-hand, making Heat Holders slipper socks and neck warmers the perfect gifts this year. Heat Holders is known for products that offer extreme thermal warmth while being practical and comfortable for every day living. Not only are these super warm and comfortable, they're stylish, too. This year, we've paired the Men's Ankle Length Slipper Socks with the Men's Neck Warmer for the perfect gift sets.