Monday, March 19, 2018

Three Great Products - May the Faith Be With You

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review  All opinions are my own
Easter is honestly almost here!  My family has been so busy the past few months with home renovations it just kind of sneaked up on me!  This mama is so not prepared, but that is okay.  My boys know the true meaning of Easter so the gifts and candy part are just a small aspect of that day.  I do want to make sure I have something to give them come Easter Morning and that is why I love shops like Zonderkidz!  I can give my kiddos gifts on this religious holidays, but still keep the real meaning.
If you are like me and doing last minute shopping you def want to check out these titles:

DEVOTIONAL: May the Faith Be With You is a 180-day devotional perfect for the space obsessed kid in your life. With section headings like “Master Moment” and “Ways of Wisdom,” this book shows kids the true way to a life of adventure, courage, and wisdom—Jesus Christ.

HOLY BIBLE: The May the Faith Be with You Holy Bible, NIrV uses the popularity of space exploration to engage children with the Word of God. Includes 24 full-color pages of ancillary content on the marvel of God’s creation and the meaning of faith (including outer space images), plus the complete New International Reader's Version (NIrV) of the Bible in a very readable font size.

BEDTIME PRAYERS BOARD BOOK: May the Faith Be With You: Bedtime Prayers is filled with colorful, space-themed art and fifteen simple prayers for children to read with their parents at bedtime or anytime. The book even glows in the dark!

God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible illustrates the 40 foundational principles written in the #1 New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life (What on Earth Am I Here For?) by Pastor Rick Warren. With child-friendly language, engaging illustrations, and a chronological approach, Pastor Warren introduces each Bible story with a theme that aligns with one of his foundational principles. He wraps up the stories with a closing thought targeted to early readers. The colorful illustrations and narrative tone bring these beloved Bible stories to life for readers young and old.  God’s Big Plans for Me Storybook Bible has foil decoration on the cover.

Maximum, Beast Quest

I was given products in this post for the purpose of review  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
My oldest son struggles with reading.  He is good at it, just he doesn't like it.  Since he doesn't like it, he doesn't do it much.  Which isn't good one because he doesn't have the fluency he should and two because as someone whom loves to read I know just how much he is missing out on!

When I saw Beast Quest a famous book series was becoming a video game the sneaky mom in me came up with a plan....  Yes you most likely guessed it, I got him the game and told him that if he really wanted to understand the guy it would be best if he read some of the books....  Several books later he is in love!  I think that is how reading works, if you are forced to read book you really have no interested in of course you are not going to want to do it.  But if you can find a series that you really enjoy then you wont be able to stop!  That was so the case with my son.  Now I could go on and on about the book series, but I am here to review the game (But I do want to say my son is 10 if you have a reluctant reader that age or a bit older than def. check out the series!!)

About the Game:

The game is obviously based on the series.  Embark on an epic action-adventure to save the Kingdom of Avantia from ruin. Overcome the dark magic that has corrupted the noble Beasts of the realm. Battle in the mythical world, tackling challenges through stunning landscapes and a plethora of side missions and objectives. Unlock new abilities and upgrades to successfully combat varied opponents. Based on the best-selling fantasy novels, Beast Quest comes to console for the first time ever, with a rich, progressive storyline, vibrant settings, and an excess of compelling challenges. FEATURES 
A Sprawling, Epic Journey. Explore spectacular environments on your quest to release the Beasts that are under the dark magic of the wizard, Malvel. Action-Packed Combat. Battle dangerous creatures and take on giant Beasts in boss battles, using swift maneuvers to dodge, block and attack enemies. Profound Upgrades. Upgrade health, attack and defense through your skill tree, and equip accessories to augment your hero’s attributes. A Land of Treasure. Explore snowy peaks and spooky forests, seeking out ancient artifacts and lost fortune. Hundreds of Challenges. Embark on numerous side missions along your journey that reveal the many hidden secrets of Avantia.

You can see from the trailer that the graphics are really good!  From what I seen my kiddos playing the story line is pretty epic, and looks to be enjoyable for all ages.  My youngest is 7 he loves playing, my 10 year old finds it to be fun and even my 30+ hubby jumps in on the game play sometimes.  So it is def. something people from all ages can enjoy.  They didn't beat the game yet, so it gets a thumbs up for not being to easy.  I can see them playing this for quite awhile.  The battles scenes do take a bit to get use to.  It isn't like things my boys are use to playing.  If anything it remind me of a more vintage game in that aspect. And getting to that vintage feel the game is so awkward it is fun!  The dialogue always makes me chuckle!  Does anyone remember Donkey Kong part 2, where Diddy and Dixie had to save Donkey Kong?  Well everytime they went to see Cranky Kong I would laugh.  The stuff he said never made any sense, but it was so bad it was good!  That is what the dialogue remind me of in this game.   My boys don't seem to notice, but it is always enough to make me giggle for a bit :)

Overall this game isn't the most epic game we have ever played, but it is def. fun.

Precious Moments

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As a little girl I use to love looking at my mom's Precious Moments Figures.  I remember they were all beautifully done and my mom had a story for each of them.  I remember looking through them and taking one over to her and asking her to tell me its story.  When she finished I would carefully put it back grab the next one and ask for its story.  One day I went to pick up my boys and I walked in on them doing the same.  Handing her a little figure and asking for its story.  I wanted to cry (out of joy) instead I started my own collection so that I could start my own Precious Moments, Precious stories with my boys.
We have a few and the latest to my collections is:

Be Ye As Little Children’ Limited Edition Bisque Porcelain Figurine

Website exclusive, limited to 1,000 pieces worldwide, this stunning sculpture captures the sentiment that Jesus expressed about the blessed innocence of children when He said to His disciples, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” –Mark 10:13. 

Your loved ones will be encouraged to remember that child-like devotion to our Heavenly Father is the path to an eternity in Heaven, and at the same time, their children will be inspired by the timeless message about God’s eternal and abiding love for them. Makes a wonderful religious gift for Christmas, Easter, housewarmings or religious occasions like baptisms, First Holy Communions and confirmations. Just beautiful as a gift for any family with children or faithful friends who appreciate Christian home d├ęcor. 

Meticulously sculpted in bisque porcelain and expertly hand painted Approximately 7.5H x 7W x 6.5D inches

As with all Precious Moments figures this one is stunningly beautiful.  My boys always ask me for the story behind my figures, but this one was pretty self explanatory.  This showed us Jesus's love and that we should love him back without reservation.  You see my boys and I attend Church and Sunday School every Sunday.  Several times a year (over the winter months) my Church does a kidz club and womens Bible study.  We also attend those, we go to VBS, we are always going to Church functions.  This weekend I am going to a retreat with the other ladies of our Church.  We see our Church family more than we see aunts and uncles.  We each have our own Bible, we have a family Bible, we have devotionals.  My boys even have prayer journals.  My boys have a very close relationship with God.  So normally when I get a new Precious Moments Figure I tell my kids the story behind it....  That wasn't the case with this one.  My boys took it and instantly put it on the shelf with our Bibles, no words were needed.  The huge smiles on both of their faces was enough.  

Precious Moments is celebrating its 40th Anniversary with beautiful new porcelain figurines, featuring its iconic teardrop-eyed children. Just in time for Easter, Confirmation and First Communion season, these figurines make the perfect gift!
You can find this figurine and others at the Precious Moments website or you can just check them out to learn more about them :)


I was given products in this post for the purpose of review

My boys love WWE.  Not only do they watch it every single week on TV, but they also insist on order the WWE network, we own what feels like a million of the wrestling action figures and so much more.  We have Scooby doo WWE dvd, the Flintstone WWE dvd and I'm sure there is more.  John Cena just happens to be their favorite!  
When my kiddos saw he was the voice of Ferdinand they just had to have this movie!  Until they saw it neither of them could tell you what it was about, all they knew was Cena was in it!

I am glad they wanted it though, because it really is a heart warming movie!
After Ferdinand, a bull with a big heart, is mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure.  My oldest son is always so worried about what he wears and how he looks.  At 10 years old it worries me, I love that Ferdinand kind of drove home the point that what you look like doesn't matter.  It is what you have inside that counts.  Ferdinand teaches our kiddos, in his own fun humorous way, that you can be so much more than what this world thinks of you.   Be who you want.  We laughed, we cried and at the end I think we all learned something!

Movie fans can add FERDINAND to their digital collection on Movies Anywhere beginning Feb. 27th; and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD March 13.


  • Featurettes:
    • Ferdinand’s Guide to Healthy Living” with John Cena
    • “A Goat’s Guide to Life”
    • Ferdinand’s Team Supreme”
    • “Spain Through Ferdinand’s Eyes”
    • “Confessions of a Bull-loving Horse”
    • “Creating the Land of Ferdinand
    • “Anatomy of a Scene: The Bull Run”
    • “Learn to Dance with Ferdinand
    • Ferdinand’s Do-It-Yourself Flower Garden”
    • “Creating a Remarka-Bull Song”
  •  “Home” Music Video
  • Gallery
4K Ultra HD Disc Specification
Street Date:                March 13, 2018
Screen Format:           2.40:1
Audio:                          English Dolby Atmos
Subtitles:                     English SDH, French, Spanish
Total Run Time:           108 minutes

Blu-ray Disc Specification
Street Date:                March 13, 2018
Screen Format:           2.40:1
Audio:                          English DTS-HD-MA 7.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles:                     English SDH, French, Spanish
Total Run Time:          108 minutes

DVD Disc Specification
Street Date:                 March 13, 2018
Screen Format:            2.40:1
Audio:                          English Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0, French Dolby Digital 2.0
 Subtitles:                     English SDH, French, Spanish
Total Run Time:           108 minutes

ESPN Future Pro Football, Basketball, Baseball, Soccer ball and Softball

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My kiddos love playing sports.  They play baseball, basketball, soccer and karate.  And this year they both decided to give football a try!  When they aren't in season my kiddos are always outside playing too.  We have more sports equipment than I know what to do with!  I love it though, they have such passion for their sports!  My youngest son just seems to pickup any sport naturally.  He does work at it, but it just come easy to him.  My oldest son, Brandon, really has to work at.  He will practice the same shot/swing/throw over and over again until he perfects it.  He never gives up and when he finally does get it, there is such joy and pride!  I am always proud of both of my boys, but when I know they worked really hard at something I will admit I am a little bit more proud than normal.

The reason I bring all this up is because I know there is other parents just like me.  Who have kiddos that it just doesn't come to naturally.  That is why I love ESPN Future Pro balls!  They are perfect for teaching and practicing.

The ESPN Future Pro series has been designed by professional athletes to ensure that little athletes are
learning from the best. Mastering the basic skills to any sport is essential for budding athletes to become the
champ on any field or court.
Create your very own top ten highlights in your backyard with the ESPN Future Pro Football, Basketball,
Baseball, Soccer ball and Softball.
 ESPN Future Pro Football – Perfect your soaring spirals and your precise target kicks with our
highlighted hand and foot placement markers.
 ESPN Future Pro Soccer – Accurate instructional targets that let you get that desired kick every time,
including passing, chips and shots on net.
 ESPN Future Pro Basketball – Nail your layup, jump-shot or three-pointer by following the instructional
hand-print guide.
 ESPN Future Pro Baseball – The perfect pitch, including fast balls and curve balls, are easy with the
instructional hand placement.
 ESPN Future Pro Softball – Follow key finger markings to master a curve ball or fast ball – make that
pitch perfect.