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Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in January (US)

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Looking for a way to rebuild your finances after the holidays?  If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral during January. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.                                        
  When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:                                             
1. Sign up using this link
2. Earn 300 SB total before 2/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!                                               
3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.����…

Review of When Calls The Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree

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Hi y'all! While the new WCTH Christmas movie aired Monday evening, my sisters and I were just able to watch it this evening!  Since we weren't able to watch it on Monday, we used Amazon Video where you can rent it for approximately $3.  Anyways, back to the review.


"The return of a loved one, the renewal of the Christmas spirit, and hope for a miracle are some lofty Christmas wishes. But, with the help of a Wishing Tree, the town of Hope Valley discovers that wishes can be granted in the most unexpected ways."

The movie was very well written, great acting on all parts, and the costumes and scenery were fantastic!

Likes

1. I love the way they did the makeup in this.  While not a big thing, in some of the previous episodes the makeup has been not so natural, and to me it seemed more natural in "The Wishing Tree". 

2. The Christmas Spirit!  This entire hour and a half movie brims with Christmas spirit.  Between Dr. Shepherd helping Mrs. McCormick, Elisabeth an…

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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Hi friends,
I wanted to do a quick post to thank all of you loyal readers!  Without you guys this this wouldn't even be possible.  All of your kind comments, likes and shares mean the world to me.
I look forward to sharing many interviews and reviews with y'all in the New Year!
Until then...
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

xx
~Mercy
P.S Heres a few of my favorite Christmas quotes :)
Calvin Coolidge "Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas."
Charles M. Schulz "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone."
Charles Dickens "I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
Bob Hope "When we recall Christmas past, we usually find that the simplest things—not the great occasions—give off the greatest glow of happiness."
Roy L. Smit "He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find…

Swago: Holiday Shopping Edition Is Back! (US)

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The holidays are here and the online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save while you spend.      

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.         Click here to get started!    Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB ($3) Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):Shop Swago will begin on Monday, December 18th at 9am PT/12pm ET, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.Once you complete the action item in a particu…

POST ON 12/11 ONLY: Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Green Monday Sale!

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You can earn money while saving it during Green Monday! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back - 2x or more - at a number of different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!           If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!               Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!          sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before January 1st! This site's a great way to ex…

Get more free gift cards for the Holidays from Swagbucks during December's Swago with Spin & Win (US)

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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their December "Swago" promotion starting Monday, December 4th at 9am PT and running until Monday, December 11th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:           
  Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!        Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.        You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, December 11th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wis…

Moments with Mercy - Interview with Pascale Hutton!

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Hi Hearties, I am so excited to share this interview with y'all! Pascale in my opinion is one of the most talented actresses out there today and I am so glad we were able to work this out. Before we go any farther let me tell you a little bit about Pascale.

"Pascale Hutton was born on June 14, 1979 in Creston, British Columbia, Canada. She is an actress, known for Fantastic Four (2005), Arctic Air (2012) and When Calls the Heart(2014). She has been married to Danny Dorosh since 2002. They have two children."




And now for the interview. 


Interviewer:  What started your interest in acting? Pascale: My mom was always very theatrical, organizing neighborhood circuses in our barn and productions of Winnie the Pooh, so I’d say performance was just a way of life growing up.  It wasn’t until I was in university that I considered an actual career in acting.  Interviewer: What drew you to the part of Rosemary?  Pascale: I’d never played a role like Rosemary on screen before.  It was v…

Moments With Mercy - Interview with Patricia Kelly

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Hello everyone, the interview soon to follow will probably be one of my all time favorite interviews because today I'm interviewing Gene Kelly's widow - Patricia Kelly!  Those of you who know me know I have a deep love of old musicals, music, and mostly everything old Hollywood. While I had seen some old Hollywood films, the first one that really made me an old Hollywood fan was "Singing In The Rain" which of course starred Gene Kelly, Donold O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds. Ever since the first time I saw that movie, I've been a huge fan of anything Gene Kelly. Now, when I first saw the Gene Kelly Legacy page on social media I was immediately curious and when I saw that it was run by Patricia, I immediately reached out and here we are. Just in case some of you are reading my blog and don't know anything about Gene let me tell you a little bit about him and then we'll get started.



"Eugene Curran Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an Amer…

Moments With Mercy - Interview with Ben Rosenbaum

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Hey y'all, Ben has been a favorite of mine on When Calls The Heart since the very beginning and I was so thrilled when I reached out and  he agreed to an interview! Without further ado let me tell you a little bit about him. 

"Ben Rosenbaum is known for his work on For, Isabelle (2016), When Calls the Heart(2014) and Distance Makes (2012)."
And now for the interview!
Interviewer: What inspired you to start acting? Ben: A trip to my local children's theatre when I was 6. I grew up in Minneapolis where there is a world class children's theatre, and I loved seeing plays there. The moment for me though was when my parents took me to a special performance that included a backstage tour following the show. Seeing behind the scenes was a magical experience to me, and I wanted to be a part of that side of things. I auditioned for the training program at the same theatre shortly thereafter, and I've been doing it ever since.

Interviewer: What is your favorite part of playi…

Moments With Mercy - Interview with Jesse Hutch!

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Hey y'all,
I'm so excited to share this interview with y'all!  Jesse is a very talented actor and I was so thrilled when he agreed to an interview!
First let me tell you a little bit about him and then well get started!
"Jesse Hutch is a Canadian-born film and television actor. He spends his time travelling between the USA and Canada. He worked on the television show American Dreams as Jimmy Riley, romantic interest of main character Meg Pryor. In 2007, he played a major character on the Sci-Fi Channel TV-movie Termination Point. Most recently, he had a recurring role in the second season of Arrow."

And now for the interview.


Interview: Can you tell us a little bit about you and your family
Jesse: I've been married for 8 years (my wife and I have been together for 9), with 3 children. I'm a husband, father, brother, stranger, friend, actor and director. That's kind of me in a nutshell.  I've been acting for 17 years, maybe 18? I'll do the math…

POST ON FRIDAY ONLY: Get Big Cash Back during the Swagbucks Black Friday Sale!

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The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash backat over 120 different stores all throughout Black Friday weekend. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more! 

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the…

Moments With Mercy - Interview With Natasha Bure

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Hey everyone,
I am so excited to share this interview with y'all! 
I first heard of Natasha a few years ago and started watching her YouTube videos. I've been a fan of hers ever since. When I heard she was going to be in a Hallmark movie this year I jumped at the chance to interview, and voila, here we are. :) 
Most of you guys have probably heard of Natasha.  Whether you've seen her videos on YouTube, bought some of her jewelry, read her book, seen her on social media, or maybe, just maybe, you saw her on the Voice!  Wherever/whatever it may be that you first saw her work we can all agree that Natasha is a multi-talented young lady with a great career ahead of her.
And now for the interview.




Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Natasha: Yeah. So I'm Natasha, I'm 19 years old. I am a YouTuber, I act, I sing, I just wrote a book called "Let's Be Real" and I'm a social media influencer.  I try to explore all the avenues and do it all :)

Wha…

The Pre-Black Friday Holiday Sale

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As a pre-Black Friday warm up, Swagbucks is offering big cash back for shopping online at several of your favorite retailers right now! Just go to this page to see all of the deals available and get the jump on your holiday shopping.

In order to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!

Moments With Mercy - Interview with Quinn Alexis!

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Hey y'all, back to share another interview.  First of all I want to say a big thank you to Dave Christiano for setting this up for me! And now for the interview.

Interviewer : Tell us a little bit about yourself? Quinn : First and foremost, I am a follower of Jesus, and I'm so thankful to be a child of
God! Second, I love acting (shocker, haha), both film and theatre, and I've debated over which one (theatre or film) I like better...it pretty much just depends on the day. I am truly blessed to have precious, fun family and friends who love me well. In addition to being an actor, God has blessed me with opportunities to teach acting and musical theatre, and I love being a teacher! I have learned so much. I am also a student at the lovely Lipscomb University, where I am currently majoring in Communication. Other random facts include...I am approximately 99% gluten-free and dairy-free, and I enjoy experimenting with fun, healthy recipes. I also really enjoy tap dancing. And mov…