Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book Review


The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book
By Valerie Gates; Photographs by Ann Cutting; Sky Pony Press; 978-1-63220-407-3; $14.99; Ages 3-5
Travel through the alphabet to learn about the many beautiful and unusually named bugs found in nature. Valerie Gates’s charming alliterative style paired with Ann Cutting’s stunning photographs of all types of bugs is sure to delight curious children and adults alike. Spectacular photographs of insects of all kinds will inspire children to learn more about the different creatures found in the natural world. This is an ideal gift for new parents and for young nature-loving children!

Hailee is very much into learning about everything including bugs, she loves all books about bugs, she was excited to get The Alphabet of Bugs: An ABC Book. With the age description I expected it to be a easier book to read but she had difficulty with a few words. Its a book that shares butterflies of different types, beetles & more. The silly sentences keep kids wanting to read more.

The book is full of closeup photos, Hailee just loves the butterflies, she goes through the yard hoping to come across one the bugs in the book.

For the younger kids its teaches them bigger words that begin with each letter of the alphabet besides the basics that everyone seems to know. 


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Tommee Tippee Review

We go through alot of sippy cups around here. Every time I found one I like it starts leaking. Braxton is only 2 so he needs something that he can use easily but doesn't leak all over him.

We were sent two types of cups from Tommee Tippee2 Pack 9 Ounce Insulated Straw Tumbler Cup & 2 pack 9 ounce Insulated Sipper Tumbler.


When the packaged arrived he was so excited, each pack had a cup with tractors on them. My boy loves his tractors. They are his favorite cups.


I have washed each cup multiple times, we use them everyday so they have been tested out thoroughly. They do not leak and are very easy to clean.

The straw tumblers come apart for easy cleaning, the piece just slides out and is is easy to put back in. Unlike other straw cups I know this one is clean!! These are his favorite ones!

The sipper tumbler has a removable valve for easy cleaning as well. No extra pieces to loose, just pull the valve off, wash it and replace. I love the hard spout with soft spot on it, Braxton is a chewer!

They have been dropped, thrown down the slide, run over by his bike and they are still holding up. I can fill up his drink with cold water and these hot days we are having it the drink stays cool. I love knowing he has a drink that stays cold, he gets dehydrated easily!

The 2 pack of cups are very affordable. All Tommee Tippee cups lids are interchangeable so if he wants to use a certain cup I can swap the lids I want him to use! The colors and designs are fun!

You can find these cups and many more at your local Target, Walmart, CVS, Kohls & online!


The items featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

My Tractor Boy

My baby boy is straight from the sticks, he can't get anymore Country!







Buzz Bee Toys Water Warriors Review & Giveaway


Summer weather has begun and the kids are almost out of school. Cookouts and water fun will be happening alot around here. Now we have a big selection of water guns for us & the kids!

Buzz Bee Toys sent us a variety of Water Warriors water blasters to try out.


Braxton tried them all out first. We started with a small one that is perfect for him from our Power Pack. He didn't want to use the small one after he saw a bigger one. We let him try out the Drench Master which is a bit big for him but he was able to use the gun easily. After that we got out the Steady Blast that was way to big for him but he never stopped trying to use it!


We tried out all of our water blasters and loved them all.

The Drench Master & Steady Blast each have two powerful, adjustable nozzles let you choose your blast style. They both are easy to use just pump and they spray. I like the Steady Blast the best due to the fact that you can spray continuously while you keep pumping. The tanks are large so they hold out of water. These are great for us parents to use.


We gave the younger kids the Harpoon 2 pack and the Power Pack so they all get one.  These guns are easy to use just pump and they spray. They shoot up to 30 feet and are great for kids 4+ even though my baby is only 2 he can still use them.



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Spirit Week at School

Tacky Thursday

Sock Day


Monday, May 18, 2015

What’s Behind Your Summer Sniffles


My baby suffers from allergies and its not fun at all!

Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows Review


Bash and the Chocolate Milk Cows
By Burton Cole

Anytime boring Beamer visits Bash, his crazy farm cousin, weirdness always rules. This time, Bash schemes a way for the cows to give chocolate milk on April Fool’s Day. Meanwhile, there's a robber on the loose, and Beamer is stuck with his crazy cousin, the pesky neighbor Mary Jane, and a goat of many colors. But somehow Beamer manages to learn an important lesson about baptism and the Great Commission. It's just another day at the farm!

Based on Matthew 16:15-16, this third book in the Bash series is hilarious fun for kids 8 to 12.

The writer of this book just happens to live right in my area, he grew upon a farm in North East Ohio as well. I love reviewing products that are local! He even writes for my newspaper. 

This is such a cute book, Hailee just loves it! Beamer goes to his cousin Bash's farm for Spring break complete with chickens, we love our chickens. Bash loves to pull tricks on people and with April Fools coming he wants to pull off something great! He pulls of a few pranks but wants to trick his father by having the cows produce chocolate milk

Hailee is a farm girl with lots of love for being outdoors, more kids she be outside instead of cooped up watching tv or video games. She loves our small farm ( chickens & cats, oh a dog to)

This is a very good book with some good lessons about trusting God. We need the other books Bash and the Pirate Pig"  and "Bash and the Chicken Coop Caper".

This book is perfect for her age level and is great for boys & girls!

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Desperate Diva Diaries” series #2 Book Review


Desperate Diva Diaries” series #2 
Catie Conrad: How to Beome the Most UNPopular Girl in Middle School 
By Angie Spady

Catie Conrad, fashionista extraordinaire, is back in action in the 2nd book in the Desparate Diva Diaries series, along with best friend Sophie, her brother the “Germ,” and of course Miranda Maroni—her least favorite person on earth!  The desperate diva isn’t sure which is worse: the drama at school, or her stressed-out home life.

Luckily things get put into perspective as Catie Conrad finds that with faith in God, ALL things are possible.

Based on:
Galatians 6:9 ?Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Matthew 10:26 ?Therefore do not fear them. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, and hidden that will not be known.

This is a cute book that Hailee enjoyed reading. The book is wirtten in a diary style with sketches. She writes about all the drama in her life from having a crush on a boy and Miranda trying to do everything possible to get to Catie. She gets through everything with the help of er best friend Sophie.

Hailee is a bit young for the series but she is advanced in reading. This is a good series for Middle schoolers. Hailee can relate to Catie and is even into fashion design!

I love that it teaches Christian values. Catie always turns to God to help her get through whatever she has thrown at her.



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