Saturday, January 19, 2019

Snow day equal game day!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review
We are about to get hit with a pretty wicked snow storm here in PA.  My boys school already canceled for Monday.  Now we love to play in the snow, but after awhile it just gets to cold!  Which is why I stocked up on movies, hot chocolate and games.
My boys can't wait for game day and to be honest neither can I

Here is a few of the games we plan on playing:

Calling all Harry Potter fans! What better way to celebrate your fandom than with Pressman’s Harry Potter games? Embrace your inner Gryffindor with Harry Potter Magical Beasts and the Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze Tournament.

Magical beasts have broken loose at HOGWARTS! It’s up to your favorite wizards to capture them in the Harry Potter Magical Beasts Game. Play as Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley or Ginny Weasley as you collect clues and track down creatures. The dynamic swinging game board adds excitement as you travel in and out of HOGWARTS. The first player to collect a magical beast wins. For 2 to 4 players, ages 8 and up.

Muggles and wizards alike will be enchanted by the Harry Potter Tri-Wizard Maze Tournament! It features fast-action Pop ‘n’ Race play as you race around the Tri-Wizard Maze competing to capture the Tri-Wizard Cup! Beware - there are traps along the way that may hurt or help your journey throughout the maze. For 2 to 4 players, ages 5 and up.
Wizards and muggles both agree - these games are perfect for game night 

Get ready to have a REEL-y good time when you play Shark Bite! Place the fun and colorful sea creatures into the game unit with a snap, and grab your friends to start playing. Players take turns rolling the die and fishing for the sea creatures using the fishing rods. But watch out - you never know when the shark is going to bite! This battery-free game will have kids hooked at first bite! Made by the o-FISH-cial creators of Let's Go Fishin'. Includes 1 hungry shark, 12 colorful sea creatures, 1 fishing rods, 1 die, 1 sticker sheet, and complete easy-to-follow instructions.
Out of all the games this one is most likely my favorite!  You never know who is going to get it.  Every time I pick the fish that makes the shark bite I jump!  My boys think this is hilarious.

Doggie Doo is everyone’s favorite pup! Feed your doggie, squeeze the leash, and after he makes his gassy sounds – plop! If you are the player who cleaned up the doo, you get a fart token. The player who has the most tokens at the end of the game wins! • New improved design used food pellets that make for mess-free clean up • Models responsibility in a fun (and gross!) way • 120 million views on Youtube and counting Game Contents: 1 Dog 1 Leash 1 Bone 1 Spinner 2 Food Pieces 11 Fart Tokens 1 Shovel 1 Storage Box Complete Instructions
So poop + kid = lots of fun!  My youngest son cant stop giggling when we play.  And not only does the doo come out, it SHOOTS out!  

Get ready to make a splash with Hydro Strike! In this head-to-head pinball game, you’ll need fast flipping fingers to shoot the ball into your opponent’s goal. Score and your opponent will get sprayed in the face with water! Since a sprayer is aimed at both players, strike quick when you play, or you’ll get the spray! The first player to score 5 times wins. Will you win or get wet? For 2 players, ages 7 and up. Game Contents Game Unit 2 Balls Complete Instructions

So my boys bump heads just like any other brothers do.  This game is the best way to get back at an annoying brother (without getting grounded)  Plus my kids think it is a great that they get to squirt mom and dad in the face too :)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Danerous Praers 50 Powerful Prayers that changed the world

I was given a copy of this book to provide my honest feedback
Learn from the brave ones who have gone before you with Dangerous Prayers, an inspiring collection of prayers from people who have changed the world. Exploring historical figures, cultural icons, political leaders, saints, and martyrs, this book offers you a rich visual experience to explore the power of dynamic prayers.
From St. Francis of Assisi to Harriett Tubman to Billy Graham, God can use ordinary people who pray courageous prayers to do extraordinary things for Him. No matter your age, position, or status, praying dangerous prayers will change your life—and likely the world around you as well.
Gain wisdom from the prayer lives of spiritual giants and invigorate your faith as you consider those who came before you with Dangerous Prayers.

I was not overly impressed with this book.  So here is the layout:
1-2 pages about a certain historical person
and then a short prayer that they said.
The reason I'm not that impressed is the biography part is stuff you can find for free on the web.  As for the prayers, I feel like the title was very misleading.  For example, Helen Keller's prayer.  It wasn't even a prayer I was just a quote from her saying things she prays about.  I felt let down by a lot of the so called "Dangerous Prayers that changed the world" portrayed in this book. In my personal opinion save your money.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Jesus Always Small Deluxe Embracing Joy in His Presence By Sarah Young

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  i was not paid to write this review

Experience true joy, now and always. With Scripture and personal reflections, bestselling author Sarah Young (with more than 22 million units sold) brings Jesus' message of joy, for today and every day, in this deluxe new leathersoft edition of Jesus Always.
Life is full of difficulties: loss, sadness, fear. In the midst of these challenges, joy often feels out of reach. But Jesus has more for you than a life of striving, pain, and discontent. He offers life abundant and life brimming with joy! Jesus Always, now available in a small deluxe format,was written as part of Sarah Young’s exploration of the promises of joy in Scripture. Written as if Jesus Himself is speaking directly to the reader, Jesus Always invites you into a new way of living a life of joy. 
Millions of readers have been touched by Sarah Young's message of peace in Jesus Calling®. In her first 365-day devotional since Jesus Calling®, Sarah brings a message of joy in Jesus Always Small Deluxe. The striking leathersoft cover and beautiful design make this an elegant gift or self-purchase.
Reaching out with joy-filled reminders from the Word of God, these devotions will intimately and gently connect you with Jesus, the One who meets you where you are.

I love starting my day with this devotional!  It is beautifully written.  The book is written in a way that it feels like Jesus is talkin directly to you.  The words are encouraging and uplifting.  Everyday is different and focuses on different parts of scriptures.  The book itself is small enough to fit into my purse.  It is bound in a stunning purple imitation leather.
I highly recommend this book!  I was given a copy for review to provide my honest feedback.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Stocking stuffers

Introducing Breakfast Monsters by Heidi Kenney

 Super Impulse has partnered with the notorious artist behind the successful YUMMYs™ line (which had captured the attention from Seth Rogen and Emma Stone!) to bring this new line of cute and spooky food plush items, Breakfast Monsters! They come in a mystery cereal box, with 9 soft and squishy plush options to choose from - you’re sure to find the one you KNEAD to complete breakfast! 

Super Impulse also has the World’s Smallest Tiny Arcade

And it’s fully functional! You can now play Tiny Arcade Pac-Man, Frogger, Space Invaders, among other gameplay options anywhere. Providing a truly authentic gaming experience, it’s a blast from the past that is as much fun as it is

Thursday, December 6, 2018

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

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.

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is the next great arcade-action sports game, an over-the-top, two-on-two basketball experience that complements the best-selling NBA 2K franchise. Starring Hall of Famer Julius “Dr. J” Erving, NBA Champion Kevin Garnett, NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, and emerging Celtics star Jayson Tatum on the cover, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 steps up the energy and attitude with new players, playgrounds and moves. NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 features over 300 players– including legendary new additions like Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and features multiple ways to play on your own, with friends, or against the world.

So I like the cartoon like graphics.  My oldest who is 11 thinks it is cool, and my youngest who is 8 thinks it is fun!  

Game play is easy, plus there is so many was to play.  Online, playground, a contests and even a season championship mode.  And you can choose the number of players.  Great for one player or even 4.  Plus there is even more courts than before, making you can even change where you play.

My boys loved that you could play as current players or even retired players!  Making game play better than ever.  

This game according to my kids is super fun and really easy to learn.