Old Fashioned DVD, Novel, and Devotional Review & Giveaway

This is a bundle giveaway!  It is a book, movie based on book, and 40 day devotional!  This is a must have for anyone with children in the dating arena!  It has touched my heart and the hearts of my kids.  It has shown them how to treat and how to be treated and how to, most importantly, keep God first and the rest falls into place!

I will be randomly drawing a name on June 22, 2015 and the winner will receive this bundle giveaway.  Any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email.  Remember:  You have to like this post, my facebook post (thebarefoothomeschooler), twitter (barefootHSer), instagram, pinterest, or google+ (thebarefoothomeschooler) to be entered!

You MUST provide me with your email address so I can contact you.  You can do this by leaving a comment on either of the above places or by emailing me at  If you win and I can’t get in touch with you, I will have to draw another name for this giveaway!


About the movie:
DVD Releases on June 16, 2015
115 minutes // Genre: Drama // Rating PG-13 
A romantic-drama, OLD FASHIONED centers on Clay Walsh, a former frat boy who gives up his reckless carousing and now runs an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town. There, he has become notorious for his lofty and outdated theories on love and romance as well as for his devout belief in God. When Amber Hewson, a free-spirited young woman with a restless soul, drifts into the area and rents the apartment above his shop, she finds herself surprisingly drawn to his strong faith and noble ideas, which are new and intriguing to her. And Clay, though he tries to fight and deny it, simply cannot resist being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life. Ultimately, Clay must step out from behind his relational theories and Amber must overcome her own fears and deep wounds as the two of them, together, attempt the impossible: an “old-fashioned” and God-honoring courtship in contemporary America. 
The movie is good.  My daughter (19) and I really enjoyed it.  I began watching it with my 14 yr old son and daughter…..there were some parts in it that made them cringe (and me).  There was another part that we had to stop the movie and we told the kids to go to bed.  This movie is rated PG 13 because of discussion on sex, and a few drinking scenes.  This was just not something I wanted to explain to my kids.  The moral of the story is great and it is a great addition to our movie library, it is just a movie where I simply can’t let my younger kids watch without fast forwarding through a lot of parts.  I was literally biting my nails hollering at the television LOL.  Oh…..this is good….it is all good but be mindful of not letting someone below the age of say 16 watch it.
I may have to watch it again tomorrow.  I thoroughly have enjoyed this.
About the novelization:  
Softcover; 303 pages

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Turning his back on his reckless lifestyle, former frat boy Clay Walsh has settled down to turn an antique shop in a small Midwestern college town….and to purse lofty and outdated theories on love and romance.  But when Amber Hewson, a free-spirited woman with a gypsy soul, rents the apartment above his shop, Clay can’t help being attracted to her spontaneous and passionate embrace of life.  Amber also finds herself surprisingly drawn to Clay, but his ideas about relationships are unusual to say the least, and they bring to light her own deep wounds and fears about love.  They say opposites attract, but can Clay and Amber move beyond their differences and their pasts to attempt an “old fashioned” courtship?
This book was an easy read.  It was read, uninterrupted in a day :).  The story was very moving and it is about how two people find God and in the process of finding God, they find each other.  It reexamines courtship in a modern world.  This perspective has allowed my daughter, 19, to realize that she needs to find God first and by doing that, everything else in life falls into place.
As a mother of three daughters and three sons, courtship is always talked about in our home.  We are definitely in the minority with our thinking and our process but I also know that following God’s leading will never be wrong.  His way is so much better than our ways and His plans are perfect.  This is a book that I will have all my daughters and sons read, as they mature and begin looking for their lifetime partner.
About the devotional:
Softcover; 222 pages
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Contrary to popular opinion, being “old fashioned” doesn’t mean you’re dull or unromantic.  In fact, a true old fashioned relationship can be more exciting and romantic than anything you’ve ever experienced!  So what does it mean to do things the old fashioned way?  Sure, it means opening doors, holding out chairs, and taking things slow.  But a true old fashioned romance goes much, much deeper than that.  Inspired by the motion picture Old Fashioned, this book will show you how to reclaim the lost art of romance by introducing you to romantic love as God intended it.  Regardless of your past mistakes, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, or where you are now, you can find and create a love that will last a lifetime!  As you work your way through this forty-day journey of inspiring readings and questions for reflection, you’ll discover all the unique and amazing benefits of doing things the old fashioned way.  And before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to creating a love story for the ages.
Oh, I love this devotional because it speaks of God’s grace.  That is so important to me.  It is important enough to where I have asked my pastor if I could teach a class on this for the fall.  I’m so anxious to have my girls go through this devotional…well, and my boys 🙂  My boys are still pretty young and not quite mature enough for it.  There are two of my girls that this is going to fit perfectly with.
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Here are the new winner guidelines we shared with you for use in 2015:

Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): 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.

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.”

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