Dive In To New Music This Summer

Summer is here! For many families, summer break means more time to relax, spend time with family, and explore new things. This summer, my kids signed up for the local dive team, and are stretching themselves by learning how to flip off the low dive. My new adventure this summer is learning how not to panic when they do.

Hopefully your summer explorations mean you have some time to check out new music for your family, and there’s plenty to dive in to! (See what I did there?)

Dive In To Summer Music

saddle_cover_flatFirst up, Grammy Award winning The Okee Dokee Brothers are back with their third release in their adventure series albums. This time, they head West with Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album, which was released May 13.

The Western theme suits the vocals and essence of the Okee Dokee Brothers very well. This album, with its easy going tempos, embodies that feeling of singing around a campfire in the wild West, surrounded by cowboys while eating baked beans.

For this concept album, the Okee Dokee Brothers headed out on a 30 day horseback trek along the Continental Divide, visiting camping sites and five national parks along the way. Their encounters and experiences inspired the tracks on this album which weave bluegrass, cowboy folk and Mexicali folk into a tapestry of heartwarming songs that we’ve come to expect from the brilliant minds of Joe Mailander and Justin Lansing.

One of the great things about this band is that their love of the outdoors oozes through their music, inspiring listeners to head outside and discover their own adventures.

Like their previous albums, this one is gorgeously produced and the first track provides an excellent example in the waltz “Saddle Up,” a track that motivates listeners to get up and start the journey.

The Okee Dokee Brothers’s peppy version of “Don’t Fence Me In” with the loping change of tempo in the bridge will surely get your boots tapping. “Jackalope” has an “old western movie soundtrack” feel with its steel guitars and twang, describing the animal myth and the power of believing in something you cannot see.

Several tracks stand out on this album, but considering this is the Okee Dokee Brothers I’m talking about, is that any surprise? “The Great Divide” is this album’s “Can You Canoe?” and “Along For the Ride.” Soaring harmonies promise to cross what ever obstacles divide us in order to see the other side and create unity.

The honky tonk “One Horsepower” is another one of my favorites, applying automobile terms to actual horse power. “Somos Amigos,” featuring Carlos Medina, is another standout, and its quicker tempo and accordion solo make me miss living in San Antonio. The theme of this tune? Life is better when shared with friends.

“Sister Moon and Brother Sun” is another favorite of mine, and showcases the Okee Dokee Brothers’ ability to compose some of the most gorgeous melodies in family music today. The track begins with Native American singing, then begins to tell the tale of Mother Earth and how world was made.

“The Legend of Tall Talkin’ Sam” features beautiful harmonies with Rosie Newton. The simple banjo and percussion accompaniment of “Hard Road to Travel” incorporates fast, rolling lyrics that make a nod to “Old Coat” by Peter, Paul and Mary. “Shootin’ Star” encourages famous old west sharpshooting legends to trade their guns for guitars.

“Last Lullaby” has a sweet and tender melody that makes it a perfect closer. “Cow Cow Yippee,” “Good Old Times,” “The Grass Is Always Greener,” “Lead a Horse to Water” (with John Sebastian) round out the album.

Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album also comes with a DVD documentary of the Okee Dokee Brothers’ journey through the West, filled with music videos and great educational information, and videos that capture how much these two guys enjoy traveling with each other and making music. Be on the look out for a full-length movie of Saddle Up streaming on Netflix in June!

image001Completing the whole experience, the Okee Dokee Brothers have released a hardback picture book of all three albums. CAN YOU CANOE? AND OTHER ADVENTURE SONGS (Sterling Children’s Books) captures the cross-country journeys with illustrations by Brandon Reese and celebrates the beauty of being outdoors.

To start your summer off right, I’m offering to give away a copy of this book to one of my readers! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter widget below by Monday June 21 at 11:59pm EST. Open to all contiguous U.S. residents.

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The Okee Dokee Brothers’ Saddle Up: A Western Adventure Album is available on iTunes, Amazon, their website and elsewhere.

 

EARTH_cover_1500Charity and the JAMband delivered EARTH on Earth Day, April 22. Lead by Charity Kahn, the San Francisco-based Charity and the JAMband have been performing together for 15 years. Their latest album includes 10 original songs that have a spiritual foundation, promoting the power of love and mindful living.

The folksy instrumentation with Charity’s cheery, clear voice places this band in the same camp as artists like Suzi Shelton. Younger audiences will likely enjoy this album better than older listeners, but the messages are universally appropriate for all ages.

The album begins with the ethereal “Keep a Green Tree In Your Heart” based on a Chinese proverb with a melody that reminds me of Balinda Carlisle’s “Heaven Is a Place On Earth.”

From there, the album makes a 180 degree shift to the rocking guitar intro of “Share Your Love” (which promotes being kind and respectful as a sign of love) and the rock-pop chorus feels like a nod to the Bangles. Love plays an important role in the album, and appears in other songs like the groovy “Shine,” and “We Love Everyone,” which encourages sharing, peace, kindness, tolerance and respect backed by an upbeat tempo and hand claps.

There are several songs on the album that pay tribute to and appreciation for the planet we inhabit. “Earth Day” opines that every day should be earth day. Perhaps a nod to The Lorax, “We Speak For the Earth” (sounding slightly Breeder-esque or Liz Phair-ish) sings about the connection we all have to each other. “I Am the Earth” continues on this theme with a simple piano and drumbeat accompaniment, feeling more like a chant with its repetition (but could perhaps be a little shorter).

“Sing a Summer Song” demonstrates the “jam” in JAMband with its solo breaks and flute feature. The song gives a shout out to all of the summer staples like gardening, grass, insects, and weather patterns.

The breathing meditation, visualization and affirmations of “Pebble Meditation Song” are drawn from the work of spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh. The lullaby, supple melody and simple guitar of the reassuring and comforting “Little One” makes this track my favorite on the album.

Charity and the JAMband’s EARTH is available on iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and more.

 


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releases a new classical music book and CD focused on water themed compositions in Amazing Water, written by Ana Gherhard (a concert pianist at the Mexican National Conservatory) with illustrations by Margarita Sada. An array of composers from the 17th century through the present are featured, who were inspired by oceans, lakes and rivers to write captivating, lush compositions that cascade, ebb and flow, and are as powerful as any body of water.

The 20 excerpts are performed by world renown institutions such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra, La Scala Chorus and Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.

The accompanying 68-page hardcover picture book acts as a vibrant look at music history through three centuries. It includes a listening guide with composition notes for each piece of music, biographies of the composers, and a glossary of musical terms for those who want to learn more about the complex essence of each composition.

The tracks are just short enough to hold a young audiences attention, but not long enough to get “drowned” in an evening-length symphony. I could easily see a teacher playing this album in the background during a science exploration of water’s properties, or in an art class with students are working on their own version of “Water Lillies.”

There are a few easily-recognizable compositions on the album, including “Alla Hornpipe,” one of my favorite pieces by George Frideric Handel from his Water Music suites. “Barcarolle” (an excerpt from Jacques Offenbach’s final opera “The Tales of Hoffmann”) may be familiar to some listeners as well, with its mysterious beginning and rich voice of opera singers.

The variety of compositions show that water can take on many personalities such as strong and powerful (the tumultuous “Scheheradzade:” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov), playful (“Water Games” by Maurice Ravel), full of adventure (“Setting Out to Fish” by Silvestre Revueltas), or all of these at once (“Play of the Waves” by Claude Debussy).

Rain and storms are prominent themes in many compositions such as the piano composition of “Gardens in the Rain (by Claude Debussy), or the brooding swells and crashes of notes in “The Storm” (by Ludwig VanBeethoven) that create movement and energy to sound like a thunderstorm.

More contemporary, modern, non-traditional or avant garde compositions include “Sea-Nocturne (…For the End of Time)” by George Crumb, whose dissonant, eery start and amplified flute, cello and piano sounds like a whale chorus; the percussive “Rain Tree” (by Toru Takemitsu), which builds in intensity and instrumentation; and “The Drop of Water” (by Fernando Sor) whose dripping guitar notes create a serene and deceptively simple composition that is one of my favorites on the album.

Other tracks on the album include “And the Winds Joined Battle” by Giacomo Carissimi, “The Moldau” by Bedřich Smetana, “Scene by the Brook” by Ludwig Van Beethoven, “Christ Our Lord Came to the Jordan” by Johann Sebastian Bach, “Gondoliera’s Song” by Franz Liszt, “Agitated by Two Winds” by Antonio Vivaldi,“On Sunday Morning” by Benjamin Britten, “The Trout” by Franz Schubert, and “Water Clock” by Mario Lavista.

The Secret Mountain’s Amazing Water is available on Amazon, and their website.

 

 

Disclosures: I was provided a copy of these products for review purposes. All opinions are 100% completely my own. Full Of It is a participant in the iTunes Affiliate Program. If you click on some of the product links above, I will receive a small commission which in turn helps run this site. Don’t fear, I only recommend tunes that I think you’ll love!

 

The Answer to My (Grocery) Prayers – Door to Door Organics Giveaway

Remember last year when I went on that 30-day cleanse and started hallucinating about food? I’m not cleansing anymore, but the detox helped me realize how good I feel when I eat clean and organic.

However, if your grocery store is anything like mine, finding organic produce can be tricky.

Our grocery store has the majority of their organic fruits and vegetables tucked away in the back corner of the produce section. Shopping in that corner makes me feel like I have a dirty little secret, and even when I get there, I’m rarely impressed with the produce I find. Why do grocery stores insist on making it difficult to purchase clean, organic food?

Thankfully, I’ve found an easier solution – Door to Door Organics! It’s an organic produce subscription service that delivers organic fruits and veggies to my doorstep every week. It’s beyond awesome and has become the answer to my prayers.

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Door to Door Organics provides a variety of box sizes, combinations, and delivery dates to help suit my family’s needs. I can choose all veggies, all fruit, or a combination of both. We chose the Bitty Box to come once a week, though we could change it to every other week if we wanted. This size is designed for 1-2 people, but I find that it suits our family of 4 just fine. And if we need to, we can always change our box size later, which is a great option for those weeks we might plan a cookout or party.

The customization of the service is a big selling point, and one of the things I love most about it. When I set up my profile, I was able to establish my preferences in fruits and veggies, and had the kids check out the extensive list of produce with me. We said yes to our standard staples (apples, bananas, oranges, kiwi, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, celery) and HECK YES to our favorites (sweet potatoes, carrots, berries).

But even more importantly, we were able to identify food we DON’T like (YUCK to rhubarb, leeks, brussels sprouts, etc.). This is a great option for families who have food allergies or sensitivities. While I don’t think it’s a guarantee that an item won’t appear in my order once in a while, so far, my orders have included foods that we eat on a regular basis.

And even if a stray okra or radish might show up in my order one week, there’s a very easy fix for this – substitutions! This is perhaps one of the most awesome features of the service. I can make up to five substitutions for the week, so if I see something in my order we don’t like or want, I can simply switch it out for something else.

Every Friday I get sent an email telling me what seasonal produce to expect in next week’s box. It’s a great planning tool! Taking a look at my order gives me ideas about what to plan for the week’s menu.

If a veggie is included that I have no idea how to use, before I make a substitution, I take a look at their recipe library and search by that specific vegetable to get some inspiration. There’s also a really useful planning tool on their site to help me map out the week and shop for other ingredients.

I also take a look at our week’s activities to see if I have enough fruit to pack for snacks, and can tweak my box a little to accommodate needing more apples for gymnastic practices, for instance. In essence, I use the service to both supply me with the regular produce we enjoy, but also to experience new ones we might not normally cook with.

There are also options to purchase other goods besides fruits and veggies. Need some Ezekiel bread? Just add it to my cart! Want some Applegate Organic turkey slices to make a sandwich with our beefsteak tomato and green leaf lettuce? They’ve got that, too. I find that these extras are comparatively priced to my local store, but better yet, can get them delivered to my front door.

My first box delivery was an exciting event in our household. Cracking open the first box should have been accompanied by the opening song to The Lion King.

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Our first box of goodies included: a bag of baby carrots, a couple of pears, apples grapefruits, kiwi and cucumbers; three bananas, three red-on-the-vine tomatoes; and a box of white mushrooms. Seriously, this is exactly what I would bring home from the grocery store, except the produce wouldn’t look as great, and I’d have to change out of my pajamas.

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Let me say here, too, that the produce tastes amazing! We have yet to bit in to something that wasn’t top rate. Even my husband, who’s not entirely on the organic bandwagon, has raved about how delicious his morning grapefruit is.

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After being a subscriber for a couple of weeks, I’m not sure I ever want to shop at my local grocery store again. Door to Door Organics helps me maintain my clean eating, organic lifestyle and has made my hectic life a bit easier.

I’m so in love with this service, that I’m offering a fantastic giveaway! The kind folks at Door to Door Organics were generous enough to give one of you lucky readers a $50 gift certificate to use for their service!

For the chance to win this certificate, you’ll need to enter the Rafflecopter below by 11:59pm on Thursday, April . In order to redeem the gift certificate, you must live in Door to Door Organics delivery area, so you should first check to see if you’re in an area here: https://ohio.doortodoororganics.com/signup

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Those Door to Door Organic lovelies have also created a unique code specifically for my readers. Simply use the code FULLOFIT when subscribing to receive $10 off your first order. Again, you don’t need to live in Ohio to use the coupon code, but you will need to live within one of Door To Door Organics’ delivery area, and you can check your zip code at www.doortodoororganics.com.

This is a Door to Door Organics sponsored post, for which I received compensation.  However, all opinions are my own.

What Makes You Smile?

Now that the weather has produced some grey, cool days, I’m finding myself, more days than not, behaving like Mrs. Crankypants.

It’s as if my smile and good mood disappears with the sun and gets packed away with my sundresses and sandals. Sure, there will be some gorgeous days ahead, but as I type this, my family has spent the past few days trapped indoors, watching the rain and questioning whether we’d be the neighborhood idiots if we turned on our fireplace this early in the season.

So, it requires a lot of mental recognition, focus and decision to turn my frown upside down. And to do this, I have to take stock of what makes me smile. Things like my kids laughter or funny things they say, Nutella, otters and awesome friends and family members.

And there’s a new family music album out that I can add to this list!

Smiles Ahead

Mighty Mo Productions is a new music label out of Kansas City that launches this fall, and its first release, Smiles Ahead, is one fantastic coming-out party, filled with hit songs from top artists in the family music biz.

Started by Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove, in an effort to “more broadly distribute quality family music by cross-pollinating artists into new markets,” this album is a collection of some of my favorite family music artists like Brady Rymer, The Okee Dokee Brothers, The Pop Ups, Kira Willey, Mista Cookie Jar and The Verve Pipe.

It also features artists that are making their debut in the family music genre like country musician Rissi Palmer with “Best Day Ever” and Katydid, with “Together Song.” The Verve Pipe, who may very well be one of my favorite cross-over artists, also penned a new song for the album, titled “Get Happy.”

The album jacket lists some of the things that makes the featured artists smile, and even these will make you grin! The Okee Dokee Brothers, obviously, mention “Taking a walk through the woods,” “My boys, my family, my dog” makes Frances England smile, and Mista Cookie Jar beams from “Kickin’ it with the fam-bam!”


Verve Pipe 1Brian from The Verve Pipe says “I’m always very happy when I’m performing, (above w/Channing Lee), but I’m even happier when the whole family gets involved! (below with Evangeline, Willow and Lux Vander Ark).”Verve Pipe 2

Check out a sneak preview of Smiles Ahead below!

 

Mighty Mo Productions’ Smiles Ahead is available October 16, but because I adore you lovely readers so much and want to make YOU smile, I’m giving away a free copy to a lucky winner! All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below by Monday, October 12th at 11:59pm EST. Open to contiguous U.S. residents only.

I’ll be posting throughout the day and week with things that make me smile, and I’d love to see what turns up the corners of your mouth! Be sure to let me know what makes you smile in a comment below, or even better, share your  pictures and stories on my Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #SmilesAhead.

Good luck, and get smiling!

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New Music: December Sound Bites (and a GIVEAWAY)

You’ve survived the season of thanks. Now, welcome to the season of giving! There’s so much to be excited about –time spent with the ones you love, festive cookies, and large sweaters to hide my holiday weight.

And you can count some awesome music in that list, too. So, without further ado, here’s some music to check out this month!

December Sound Bites

First up, Big World Audio Theatre presents The Peculiar Tales of the S.S. Bungalow.

I am so excited about this two-CD digi-pack release. On one CD unfolds a fascinating tale, told by amazing voices and striking music. The other CD is just the music that comes from the tale, which could easily stand on its own, but put them together and you experience a magical world.

The Peculiar Tales of the S.S. Bungalow is a nautical adventure about fisherman Sleepytime Greg and his charming crew on search of treasure, featuring beautifully and effortlessly woven song and narrative.

If you’re traveling by car this holiday season, the narrative CD would be great to listen to. While listening to this eccentric group of musicians and artists share Captain Greg and his crew’s story, it becomes clear that sometimes in life, the treasure is the journey itself, and that meeting new friends and experiencing exciting adventures can’t be measured in gold and silver.

Musical standouts on the album include “Ode To the Tater-Tot” (a waltz about a beagle, layering beautiful harmonies and syncopated melodies), “Barnaby’s Song” (a lopping tune akin to a Beck composition, sung by an octopus, reminding us that our differences are what make us unique), and “Lost Lullaby” (a waltz sung by toads, voiced by two rich and mesmerizing vocalists that are purely perfect together).

This gorgeously produced project is a musical voyage as well, traveling through a variety of tempos and moods, all with sea-fearing sensibilities. Songs like “Swab the Deck,” “Sleepytime Greg,” (with its washboard, spoons and fiddles), “This Island Life” and “Life Is Good” provide an upbeat contrast to the mellow tracks on the album.

But it’s the more tender tracks on this project that pull at my soul. “Aquinas” is a sentimental goodbye song to a pet fish. Perhaps it’s because we just lost a pet, or more likely, it’s due to the soulful melody and heart wrenching strings, but this song is my favorite on the album. Those lovely harmonies get me again in the quiet lullaby “My Sleepyhead.”

Rounding out the album are the tracks “Big World,” “Follow the Albatross,” “Where Monsters Never Sleep” (with its tense string trills and eerie bellows giving a delicious dark quality to the tale), and the lovely piano instrumental “Above the Clouds”.

Seriously, I can’t get enough of this album, and continue to listen to it way after I drop the kids off at school.

The Peculiar Tales of the S.S. Bungalow is available on iTunes, AmazonCD Baby and their site.

But you know what? I love this project so much and think it would make a fantastic gift this season, so I’m offering one lucky reader a copy in a giveaway. Keep reading to find out how to enter!

The first time my family heard Billy Jonas’ “What Kind Of Cat Are You?,” we became huge fans. In Jonas, my kids found a musician who created catchy melodies that also plugged right in to their sense of humor without being cheesy.

Billy Jonas has now released his first studio album in five years, Build It Back Again, an album rich in the compositional variety and surprises, humor, and optimism that is uniquely Billy Jonas.

Jonas, about this new album, mentions that it is about growth, and I would imagine that he might be referring to his own musical development as well. Build It Back Again manages to be at once deep and accessible, due in no large part to Jonas’ thoughtful lyrics and engaging melodies.

The title track and first song on the album “Build It Back Again,” in its unusual meter, is an inspirational song about how a city can rise from the depths of calamity and become strong again, setting the tone for the rest of the album.

The sweetly somber “It’s Good For You and Good For Me” explains how pruning a tree actually helps it grow, and teaches the message that what sometimes seems like a hardship can actually helps us learn and get stronger. “Maybe Maybe Not,” with its fun drums and percussion and soaring melodies, reminds us that life is full of surprises.

Jonas isn’t afraid to introduce young ears to more experimental sounds, showcased in edgier tracks like “Moment of Noise,” a lengthier tune about evolution, and the Big Bang. “Atmosphere” is a spacy song that takes listeners on a skywards trip to find out what’s up above us.

Presented in three parts throughout the album, some of my favorite tracks are the “Fruit Salad Serenades” – acapella tracks that use fruit names to make music; using the melodic sound of the word “tangerine,” the percussiveness of the word “apple,” or the bass quality of “prunes.” “Fruit Salad Serenade Pt. 2” provides a tropical version on things, with fruit like coconut, mango, and pomegranate creating a Caribbean beat.

One of the most endearing qualities about Billy Jonas is his witty, smart sense of fun and humor, strongest in songs like “Hairy Things” in which Jonas explains the four types of “Hairy’s” and is a pretty cute play on words. On “I Mean,” Jonas moves letters around on words and has his band decipher what he’s saying.

I was excited to see the title “What Kind of Bear Are You” on the album, as a follow-up to our family favorite. This track has the same melody as cat one, but adds a bit more funk. Other fun tunes on the album include the funky “L-M-N-O-P Break” and “I Want to Know.”

Billy Jonas’ Build It Back Again is available on Amazon.

 

If you’re looking to add some Christmas music to your library this season, Rachel Sumner has released her eighth studio album, and her latest, Jingle All The Way contains both original and traditional holiday songs to sing along to.

Sumner’s interactive CD comes with a PDF lyric sheet of all the songs on the album, as well as instrumental songs of three tracks to karaoke your heart out to, and includes a coloring sheet for little ones.

Rachel Sumner has a lively, bubbly voice that hits all the highlights of the holiday season, and is most infectious in tracks like her original polka-style “I Can’t Wait For Christmas” and the classic “Jingle Bells.”

Sumner’s strength lies in her ability to decorate holiday songs with some jazz-music garland, evident in tracks like “Here Comes Santa Claus” with its swinging piano, the great instrumental break on “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and the jazzy versions of “Feliz Navidad” and “Up On The Housetop.”

My only critique of Jingle All The Way is that I wish she’d taken more risks with many of the traditional holiday songs the way she did with her slightly darker, sadder take on the Julie Andrews classic “My Favorite Things,” or the march version of “Deck the Halls.”

Also included on the album are Sumner’s renditions of “Must Be Santa” with children singing with her in call-and-response, and other holiday favorites “Sleigh Ride,” “Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer,” and “Jingle Bell Rock”

Instrumental sing-a-long versions of “Up On the Housetop,” “Jingle Bells,” and “Deck the Halls” round out the album and provide families with a chance to belt out these holiday favorites on their own.

Rachel Sumner’s Jingle All the Way is available on iTunesCDBaby and Amazon. You can also follow Rachel Sumner on Facebook and Twitter.

 

BUT WAIT! Don’t go just yet! I got you a present this season!

I’m giving away a copy of The Perlious Tales of the S.S. Bungalow by Big World Audio Theatre, sure to make someone’s holiday an adventurous one! All you have to do to enter is fill out the Rafflecopter widget below by Friday, December 5th at 11:59pm EST. Open to contiguous U.S. residents only.

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Disclosures: I was provided a copy of these products for review purposes. All opinions are 100% completely my own. Full Of It is a participant in the iTunes Affiliate Program. If you click on some of the product links above, I will receive a small commission which in turn helps run this site. Don’t fear, I only recommend tunes that I think you’ll love!

Fabulous Fall Giveaway!

September 22nd is a bittersweet date. It’s the first day of fall, which means saying goodbye to summer, sandals, and sundresses. For many, it means embracing the chance to get reacquainted with cozy sweaters, fun boots, and pumpkin-spiced everything.

And for me, it also means I turn another year old.

Yep, today is my birthday! I have big plans to spend the day doing fun things like paying bills, organizing my closet, and using the occasion as an excuse to eat something chocolatey on an hourly basis.

I know, I’m going WILD, right?

But when some fellow blogger friends suggested hosting another giveaway to start today of all days, I said “Heck yeah!” What better way to celebrate my birthday than by giving YOU a chance to win some cold hard cash?

I’m a giver like that.

First, let’s meet the the bloggers who have joined forces to offer up this Fabulous Fall Giveaway!

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Down the left side: Jen, Jessica and Julia.  And then down the right side: JeanaeGina and Rachel.
When you get a moment, do me a big favor and go check them out!

To enter the giveaway, all you have to do is participate in the Rafflecopter below. The funds will be transferred immediately via Paypal once the winner has been notified. And then, you know, the winner might want to head out and buy a new fall sweater. Or a pumpkin-spiced pumpkin. Totally up to you, winner. Go nuts.

Good luck!

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