Mar 6, 2016

Giveaway! Giveaway! Giveaway!

Welcome to the Giveaway ...

Happy Beach by Perry Springman

I am so very happy to be able to share a review for a brand spanking new
 children's cd, 
 Happy Beach!

 Perry Springman, the cd artist, contacted me and asked if I would be willing to do a review for him.  He asked me simply to listen to his new children's album, Happy Beach, and give my honest opinion of it.  He is looking for a way to move among the homeschooling community and get the word out that his new cd is available.  Of course it is not just for on! And for the record, I feel blessed to be able to help Perry get this out to the world!

Honestly, Happy Beach is a great compilation of music.  It gets you moving, swaying, humming, laughing and I think to limit it to a certain audience (yes, it was aimed at a children's audience), is selling it short. Who doesn't need a dance party at fingertips reach?  After all, most would agree that I am well beyond childhood, but I found myself leaving the cd in the player when I was running errands without children (gasp, without children?  How can this be?  And gasp again, you were listening to a children's cd?)  Yes, truth is, it really brightened my heart.  I found myself laughing and smiling even though we had already listened to the cd through multiple times.

This would be great for children's ministries, a great birthday present or gift for children.  I could see it being incorporated into a Vacation Bible School for churches that don't want to buy a packaged product, but are creative enough to put together their own or want some background music, or perhaps even a children's exercise class that is looking for upbeat get-your-heart-pumping kind of music.  But I think if you are a child at heart that this is a fun way to brighten any day. 

 The songs are wholesome and have many helps for those who have opportunity to reach out and touch a child's heart.  If you read the words to these songs, you have a great jumping point to conversations;

  • Thankfulness,
  •  Friendship
  •  How come or why questions that children often ask,
  •  Neatness/tidiness, 
  • Behavior, 
  • Exercise,
  • Celebrating life and choosing joy,
  •  Loving others,
  •  Loving and respecting parents...
I guess I have made my point.

 This family cd could really be a helpful tool for:

 or grandparents
 in reaching children's hearts.

I was thinking this cd is not only wholesome and fun loving, but how creative and clever the lyrics are.  The song, The 3 Minute Clean-Up, made me think, 'Why didn't I think of this?'  The songs vary in tempo and style. I began to think, "Hey, I could clean the house to this.  Or, if I am needing to change the atmosphere of our home, this would be a great way to do it. And what a sweet lullaby."

I think Perry is super talented and that we will be hearing more from him in the future.  His vocals are creative and he shows multiple abilities with instruments (both guitar and ukulele). The team he has assembled really put out an awesome album. And Perry Springman's cd cover is adorable!

 And it's not just me who thinks so, all of my kids listened.  They all had their favorite songs on the cd.  My older ones loved Chimichanga, my youngest loved Why Does the World Have Slivers?, My Ukulele reminded all of us of music we had listened to with a folksy edge to it, anyone remember Raffi?

This is Perry's 11th recording, but his first children's CD.  The album was produced by 4-time Grammy winner Mark Heimermann.  (Michael W. Smith, dcTalk, The Newsboys...)  Immediately upon a few correspondences back and forth, I already loved Perry's heart.  

This album is FUN!  I don't just mean for children, I mean all of us thought it was fun.  I kept imagining myself throwing it on and making housecleaning a fun dance worthy event.  We giggled and laughed out loud throughout the 10 songs.  The music is catchy and you find yourself swaying back and forth as you listen to Happy Beach!

Now Perry said he'd be happy to give away a cd to one of if you leave me contact information in this blog post...on Saturday, April 2nd I will announce the blessed winner. Please make sure I can contact you and that you are not set on 'no contact' in your profile setting.  Leave a comment on this post and if you need to leave an email address feel free to use my email link in the sidebar.

And for those of you who don't win, but want to purchase Happy Beach, go to  or to Amazon or  to itunes

 And hey
 I bought 3 cd's to give to people I love:

 two for children I know
one for a man who is not only a child at heart, 
but works at my church leading Sunday School! 

 (and I can't take credit of thinking of Mr. Bob...
my kid's actually thought of it themselves,
 knowing he'd just LOVE IT!)

Thanks so much! 
And feel free to do your part to help Perry!
God loves it when we love each other.


Winkel's Crazy Ideas said...

Sounds like a great Cd, both for young and old by the sound of it. Is the givaway open for people abroad? If so, I would love to join, if not, best of luck to all who join. Blessings, Pam in Norway

Kimmie said...

Hi Pam,

I checked...Perry says sure!


Karen said...

Sounds lovely! I'd love to win. :-)

Lucy Gooserton said...

You've found a great deal packed into those songs. This sounds like a real treasure! I'm sure my daughter and I would enjoy it immensely. Thank you for sharing this opportunity! Be well - lucy

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