Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Star for Jesus By Crystal Bowman, Illustrated by Claudine Gevry

A Star for Jesus

By Crystal Bowman, Illustrated by Claudine Gevry 
Published by Zondervan


Beautiful illustrations and playful rhyming text bring the story of Jesus’ birth to life for young children in A Star for Jesus. This board book, die-cut to enhance the shape of the star on the front cover, is the perfect gift to help little ones understand that "God made the stars and put them up high to shine down on earth from up in the sky." And long ago God also made a special star to send a special message: "Jesus our Savior has come."

Braxton loves this cute shaped book, he doesnt quite understand the meaning of it but the rest of my kids do.
This is a very short book, it has rhyming to keep the attention. It is a great book to read to  the kids the night before Christmas about Jesus!

Very cute pictures and colorful. Great for young readers as well as olders. 






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The Legend of the Candy Cane By Lori Walburg Review

The Legend of the Candy Cane

By Lori Walburg 
Published by Zondervan


One dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has learned? Warm, lavish illustrations by James Bernardin bring to life a timeless tale by Lori Walburg, a story that will help families celebrate the mystery and miracle of Christmas - for many Christmases to come.

This is a very well illustrated board book. For a board book it is a big longer than most board books we have.

This is a wonderful book about Jesus perfect for the upcoming Christmas Holiday!

Braxton loves carrying it around and "reading" in his rocking chair!

It a good book for children of all ages!

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NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes Review

NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes take off the toughest Halloween makeup – even waterproof mascara. Just one wipe can dissolve all traces of makeup.



Halloween is in a few days and we have a few festivities we have went to. All my kids have painted faces. It has always been a struggle to remove the makeup from their faces. 

We were sent a box of NEUTROGENA® Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes and they are a heaven sent.

All my boys had makeup completely on their faces. After using the wipes it was completely gone. I didnt get a chance to take an after picture of the face but I did take photo of the wipes just to show you how great they work.





Hailee is a cheerleader and has to wear glitter on her eyes, last year we struggled to get the glitter off, we had to scrub and just leave most of it on to wear off. She had a pep rally this past weekend and we used the wipes to remove the glitter. That was a true test to see how great they worked. The wipes took all the glitter off with no mess. I will be buying another box just to keep for cheer!!



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NCircle Entertainment back-to-school DVD review & giveaway

"Apples and Bananas is a tasty musical treat! Join the Wiggles as they add their special Wiggles magic to favorite nursery rhymes and songs.

 Sing along with special guest Lee Hawkins to This Little Piggy Went to Market and with the delightful Dennisha Pratt on Miss Polly Had a Dolly. There's the "spider-iffic" Itsy Bitsy Spider, Dorothy the Dinosaur swings on Shortnin' Bread, then we jump on board for The Wheels on the Bus and This Old Man Came Rolling Home! The Wiggles travel across the globe to Ireland for I'll Tell Me Ma and Michael Finnegan, and then over the continent for the delightful French song Sur le Pont d'Avignon. With centuries of best-loved songs served up fresh for your child, Apples and Bananas is certainly "a-peeling"!"


Braxton absolutely loves the Wiggles. He always sings Apples & Bananas as soon as the DVD comes on, its one of the first songs. he runs to the tv and begs me to turn in on to watch!


Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission

On this exciting DVD, join the Octonauts as they explore the hidden depths of the Midnight Zone!

My older 3 kids love Octonauts, they love the fun characters and adventures.

Cat in the Hat: Show & Tell Sure is Swell!

Hailee has been a long time fan of Cat in The Hat. She has been watching it for as long as she was old enough to watch tv. She loves going on all the adventures!

Animal Atlas: Animal ABC’s

Animal Atlas ABCs introduces preschoolers to the vast and amazing animal kingdom and the ABCs! Filled with songs, rhymes, and puzzles, Animal Atlas ABCs is preschool entertainment that encourages child development and an appreciation and awareness of animals everywhere. Specially designed to fascinate and delight your child.

This DVD is perfect for young children. Braxton loves seeing all the animals and actually has been learning letters while watching. He is only 1 so this is a great learning experience.

Sid the Science Kid: The Ruler of Thumb
So many chores, so little time! If Sid doesn't fill his chore chart with stickers, he'll never get that new Turbo-Mega-Rocket Ship toy. What's so important about a chart anyway? Sid soon learns that charts are great science tools for comparing and contrasting things like snacks, pets and even chores! When playing with a rolie polie bug, Sid discovers another amazing science tool - the magnifying glass! Now, Sid can see a whole new world through his magnifying glass and finds that bigger is better! Sid learns all about science tools like rulers and magnifying glasses and how they help us. In fact Sid even finds out how to measure a giant blue whale!
Hailee loves sceince and learning she has been a big fan of Sid for a long time as well. She used to keep a journal and try to be just like him.

This Sid teaches kids the responsibilities they need to do. Hailee is big on chores and has a few she does daily. My other children are learning that they need to do chores.

NCircle Entertainement is giving all of these awesome DVD's to one of you!!


You can find these DVDs along with lots of other wonderful DVD's offered by NCircle on their website www.NCircleEntertainment.com and at their local retailers.


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Friday, October 10, 2014

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair By Karen Poth Book Review

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

By Karen Poth 
Published by Zondervan


It’s that wonderful time of year again—the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair! It’s a time of festivity and fun as Veggies gather to eat snow cones, slurp slushies, and ice skate on the frozen pond. But the greatest part of all is the Ice Cube Carving Contest! The Veggies are trying to outdo each other in an effort to win the grand prize. But the smallest of all these ice entries is truly the most grand—a carving done by Junior Asparagus. It is a tiny stable with a shepherd on one knee. Young readers discover that it’s not what’s biggest or best that’s most important on Christmas—it’s Jesus.

Christmas inst quite here yet but why not get a head start. Hailee was very happy to be able to receive Yuletide Ice Cube Fair, she loves Veggie Tales.

In this book the Veggie Tales share what Christmas means to them while keeping Jesus the most important part. They are all trying to win the big prize at the Cube carving Contest.

 Hailee is an excellent reader so it was easy for her to read. It is a great book for kids 3 & up.

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God’s Great Creation Book Review

God’s Great Creation

By Illustrated by David Miles 
Published by Zondervan


"Man and woman had been created in God’s image … that meant people were extra special to God." God spent seven days creating his world. He made the stars and the moon, the plants and the trees, and the birds and the fish. On the last day he made Adam and Eve - people like you! God loved everything that he made. But one day Adam and Eve disobeyed God.
This level 2 I Can Read! book is designed for newly independent readers and is based on the Adventure Bible - the #1 Bible for kids!
This is a great book to teach children early about God. It is a beginner level 2 book. My 6 year old had some trouble reading the book but my 8 year old loved it. She is all about learning about God.

The book explains about how God created the world. It gives easy explanation that kids very young can understand.

The pictures were a bit below my liking but the kids didnt seem to mind.

This is a great book for curious kids and is a great price as well.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween DVD Review & Giveaway

The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween

Trick or Treat! It's time for a Wiggly Halloween! 

Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon will entertain your little ones with this Halloween special filled with new and favorite Halloween tunes! Sing along with "A Friendly Little Spider," rattle your funny bones when you do the "Skeleton Scat," and move and groove with new friend Mumbles the Monster! It's a real treat to join in on this Halloween celebration with the Wiggles, Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword. 

Let's have a Wiggly Halloween!


Braxton is still a huge fan of the Wiggles. I was excited to recive a Halloween DVD from NCircle. 

This DVD has twenty Halloween inspired songs, Braxtons favorite is Three Little Pumpkins.


With Halloween approaching its getting my kids into the spirit. I love the new Wiggles but its nice to still have Anthony.


Braxton loves to sing and dance along with every Wiggles song. 


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Spicy Shelf™ stackable organizer Review & Giveaway

Spicy Shelf Turns That Unruly Mess of Spices Into a Home Chef’s Organized Dream
Spicy Shelf Nearly Doubles Useable Storage Space While Making Every Spice Easily Visible

Hailee has a huge pile of perfumes in her room, she has no where to keep them so they just piled up on her vanity and looked a mess. 

I was sent a Spicy Shelf and before I could put it in my kitchen for me to use she had claimed it. She doesnt have quite enough to fill it yet but she is working on it.

The shelf has a great concept and makes any cabinet look decluttered and you an find everything you are looking for.

The Spicy Shelf can be used for spices, medicines, nail polishes, & more. After viewing my medicines on my kitchen shelf I need to get a Spicy Shelf for those. I can never find anything without taking out each bottle.

The shelves are easy to put together and can be used with your own pegs in your cabinet or used with the legs provided. the legs come in two sizes. The shelf can be used side by side as well.


For a limited time, buy two Spicy Shelf™ stackable organizers for just $19.95 (plus $7.95 processing and handling). That’s enough space to organize up to 64 spices. Avoid the wasted time and frustration of searching for that one needed spice or buying a spice you already own because you just couldn't find it – go to http://www.spicyshelf.com to order. 


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