Sunday, June 26, 2016

Wonder FULL @DutchWonderlandPA #DWFamilyFun #DutchWonderland

Disclaimer:  My family was given complimentary tickets to visit the park and provide our honest feedback.
My younger brother and sister are quite a few years younger then me.  Several months ago they asked me what I do for fun.  I told them movie/game night with the boys are always a blast.  I told them the amount of joy I take in ice cream Sundae night and I also told them that I look forward to my summer trips with the boys.
Both of them don't have kids so they thought my idea of "fun" was lame.  Little did they know seeing my kiddos smile is one of my greatest blessing.  Seeing them happy is my fun.

Any parent reading this post will get it.  They will understand what I am talking about.  So this post is for you parents!  I want to tell you about a wonderful place where magic and pretend are very real

DUTCH WONDERLAND!
With over 35 rides, attractions, and shows, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together as a family. Cool off in Duke's Lagoon water play area and make discoveries at Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life!
There are rides for all ages!  And I love that they have so many family rides.  
Also there is lots of benches, my hubby doesn't like to walk far so it was great that he could sit at the kiddy rides.  And there is always shade which is also a huge plus :)
Okay so I know I can tell you about all the great stuff, but would it be so much better just to show you?














So you guys know I wouldn't just tell you about this great park without offering you a way to save and enjoy a day at Dutch Wonderland yourselves!!
Right now you can save  when you buy online!
This discount is available from May 14 through September 2, 2016. Tickets include admission into Dutch Wonderland and Duke’s Lagoon, and are good for any day during the regular 2016 operating season.
DISCOUNT: Save up to $7 on One Day Admission Tickets
• Gate price: $40.99
• Discounted price - 7 Days in advance: $33.99
• Discounted price - 4 Days in advance: $36.99

Simple go to the link below And/or you can use my code
Promocode: SimplyMeBlog16

Saturday, June 25, 2016

It is a toy, no a pillow, no a unicorn, NO A DRAGON!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
Has anyone else heard of the all new FlipaZoo stuffed toy?  Well pillow/toy?
No?  Me either until I was asked to do this review and I have to say my boys and I are pretty impressed!

Here is why
You can use this toy as a unicorn or flip it and use it as a dragon!  My boys like to play castle games so they have been pretending this is a shapeshifter :)
When they are not using it as a toy they have been resting their heads on him/her as a pillow!  
You get 3 things in one little character!  A dragon toy, a unicorn toy and a pillow!  Wait 4 things since it can be a unicorn pillow or a dragon pillow!!  

FlipaZoo, the TOY that flips for you! Not One, it’s a Two- in-One toy pillow from the first name in fun, Jay at Play. FlipaZoo will be delivering two times the Fun for Everyone! Their unique character combinations feature some of today’s most sought-after animals – including a Husky that easily Flips into a Polar Bear, a Unicorn that Flips into a Dragon, a Giraffe that Flips into a Hippo, and there are many more to choose with FlipaZooThe must-have FlipaZoo assortment is now available at www.flipazoo.com. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Break Time

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.
This is the first summer my boys have a list of choirs.  Previous summers they had to do stuff every once in awhile, but now they have a list (Not a big one if they don't whine it can be done in 30 minutes)
After they are done though you would think they put in a 12 hour work day.  They all but collapse in the kitchen and demand a snack.
We don't have a lot of chips or cookies in my house and we normally eat fruit.  Sometimes though I like to switch it up and let them have fruit snacks.
That is why I love snacks like Welch's fruit gummy's with 100% vitamin c and 25% vitamins A and E you can't go wrong!
Add to that the fact they are fat free, gluten free and have no preservatives and you have a real winner!

Also they come in several flavors so everyone is sure to find something they love
And there all new Fruit' n Yogurt snacks are to die for!  They remind me of inside out creamsicles!  The creamy goodness is on the outside and the yummy fruit flavor is on the inside.
If you are celebrating the 4th you can even make some fun themed snacks 


To learn more and see all they have to offer please check out my link below:

JOSEPH & MARY

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.
WITNESS THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS IN SPELLBINDING BIBLICAL EPIC
STARRING FAN-FAVORITE ACTOR KEVIN SORBO

JOSEPH & MARY


Also Starring Lara Jean Chorostecki And Directed By Academy® Award Winner
Roger Christian, New Faith-Based Film Arrives on DVD and Digital HD
July 5 from Cinedigm
(Los Angeles, CA, April 18, 2016) – Faith and compassion prevail in the riveting drama, JOSEPH & MARY, arriving on DVD and Digital HDJuly 5 from Cinedigm  (NASDAQ: CIDM). Headlined by Kevin Sorbo (Confessions of a Prodigal SonGod’s Not Dead, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys”) and Lara Jean Chorostecki (The Masked Saint), the moving drama from director and Oscar® winner Roger Christian (“Best Art Direction-Set Direction,” Star Wars), JOSEPH & MARY is a recipient of the “Faith-Based Seal” by The Dove Foundation. The uplifting faith-based film also stars Katie Boland (People Hold OnBorn to Be Blue) and Stephen McCarthy (Picture DayThe Skulls).
JOSEPH & MARY follows Elijah (McCarthy), a devout Rabbi, during a time of unrest when King Herod the Great’s slaughter of innocents claims the lives of two boys Elijah had sworn to protect.  Elijah makes it his life’s mission to avenge their deaths, but when he meets aJoseph (Sorbo), Mary (Chorostecki) and their young son Jesus, the beliefs fueling his revenge are put into question. When the time comes to face his life-long enemy, Elijah finds himself warring within whether or not to kill or choose forgiveness.

JOSEPH & MARY artfully depicts the biblical parents of Jesus as their newborn son helps them inspire faith in unlikely places. Captivating audiences with mesmerizing scenery, the miraculous journey delivers a powerful message of mercy and forgiveness.


DVD BASICS                                              
Price: $14.93
Street Date: July 5, 2016
Language: English                    
Runtime: 83 minutes              
Rating: Not Rated

Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame by Heather Davis Nelson

Disclaimer:  I was given a review copy of this book for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own
Shame such a simple little word, but one that can carry so much weight.
What is your shame?  Your appearance, your regret, your anger, the way you talk, how smart you are?  Is is something from your past, a secret thought you tend to think?  Is your shame related to a sin you committed or one you allowed another to commit?

Let it go!

God forgave us, God acquitted us of all shame.  Shame is Satan's tool, Shame is how he gets his handy work done.
Be honest when has your shame altered who you behaved?  When have you let shame change the course of your life?  When have you let Satan derail you?

I know saying let it go is easier said then done.  It isn't something can be altered in a minute nor is it something that can be done alone.  We need each other and most of all we need God.
That is why I love the book Unashamed: Healing our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame.
It drives this point home of solitude being the perfect place for shame to fester and grow.  It explains that we need to be part of a healing community for shame to really uproot itself from our lives.

By using gospel author Heather Davis Nelson shows us that we can exchange our shame for righteousness.  That we are not alone and that many other walk this same walk.  And that not only can we heal ourselves, but we may be the antidote to another's shame.  That we can help our fellow Christians!


Synopsis
Shame is everywhere. Whether it's related to relationships, body image, work difficulties, or a secret sin, we all experience shame at some point in our lives. While shame can manifest itself in different ways—fear, regret, and anger—it ultimately points us to our most fundamental need as human beings: redemption. Shame never disappears in solitude, and Heather Davis Nelson invites us to not only be healed of our own shame but also be a part of healing for others. She shines the life-giving light of the gospel on the things that leave us feeling worthless and rejected, giving us courage us to walk out of shame’s shadows and offering hope for our bondage to brokenness. Through the gospel, we discover the only real and lasting antidote to shame: exchanging our shame for the righteousness of Christ alongside others on this same journey.