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. 

Leave me alone summer.......

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
I hate summer.  Anyone who knows me can tell you this and they can also tell you I hate being outdoors.
Several reasons 1 I don't let getting over heated, I live in PA and the humidity  makes my asthma act up.  The heat also gets to me I mean come on who likes to sweat.  And to really top of my hate of summer we just found out Quinn is allergic to bug bites :'( last summer he got a huge skin infection and we had no clue why.  This summer he started to get it again (Thank God we caught it early and were able to stop it before it got out of hand) and it turns out bug bites on his face causes it!
This mama is so over summer.  
Okay so yes I hate summer, but I still need to go out and function like a normal human (My words not my hubby's) one of his favorite things about summer is hiking and bike riding.  The man loves to go for a morning jog, and when I say morning I mean bright and early we need to be on our way to work by 6am.  The worst part is my hubby doesn't like to do any of this alone.  So I get dragged out and forced to run and sweat with him

I don't like doing it so I better be comfortable as I do!  That is why I adore the all new  No nonsense fitness socks

No matter your fitness of choice – from long walks to rock climbing to spinning at your favorite studio –  choose from No nonsense’s variety of athletic socks for any activity! We’re including a snapshot of our top picks below:
       Xsport Socks: Performance socks perfect for heavy activity
 
      Soft & Breathable: Made with mesh fabrication for breathability
 
      Ahh, Said the Foot: Super comfortable for extended periods of time
 
     Color Expressions: Perfect for adding a pop of color into everyday wear



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Teacherpeach.com

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.
I remember when I was little my one teacher LOVED pigs!  She had them all over her room and I can only imagine she did at home too.  Little 6 year old me thought wouldn't it be nice to get her some type of piggy the last week of school to say thank you?  So off to the store my mom and I went and I got her these super cute little piggy holder things.  I remember giving them to her and her entire face lit up.  She gave me a big hug and said it was the best gift ever.  Little me smiled from ear to ear and couldn't get over just how happy I made her.

When I saw the store Teacherpeach.com I just knew it was ingenious!    

TEACHER PEACH MAKES TEACHER GIFT GIVING SIMPLE!

INTRODUCING ‘ONCE UPON A BOX’ GIFTS FOR SCHOOL AND HOME

 Eager to buy special and meaningful teacher gifts for these most important people in every child’s life?Teacher Peach makes it easy to say thank you to teachers. This newly launched website offers families a one-stop-shop for the perfect gifts to express gratitude while serving as the place for teachers on the lookout for thoughtfully designed classroom products. 

 “Once Upon A Box teacher gift boxes for school and home, each filled with unique yet practical products specifically created with a teacher’s busy lifestyle in mind.
Meaning you can buy them a home themed box or a school themed box.  That choice is yours,


Teacher Peach’s educational experts bring more than 30 years of industry experience to the development of these motivating and age-appropriate products. In addition to their full line of timesaving and smart-looking classroom products, Teacher Peach’s gorgeous, yet practically designed tote bags, gift accessories, and now ready-to-give “Gift Boxes” take the legwork out of choosing the perfect gift for every teacher.

The “Once Upon a Box for School” teacher gift box is brimming with colorful items for teachers and their students. The school box includes 25 birthday postcards, 30 stickers for students, 25 mini-posters, a set of sticky notes, a “Teachers Only” Sharpie®, a stapler, and treats just for the teacher including a colorful Quartz wristwatch, a stay-cold sandwich container, and more. This box adds to everyone’s school day!

The “Once Upon a Box for Home” is designed just for teachers to encourage these hard-working professionals to relax, rejuvenate and refuel—after school. From soft, fuzzy socks, a scented candle, and a beautiful bracelet, to a snuggly infinity scarf, teacher’s coloring book with colored pencils and sharpener, and more, this teacher gift box is sure to inspire even the most focused teacher to untie the gift bow and start to unwind! Teacher Peach’s new website also makes it easy for teachers to order more of their favorite gift box items and includes discount codes and offers too!

I myself just can't get over how much was in the box I was sent!  It really was filled to the top with lots of goodies then anyone is sure to love!  Now mine was geared more towards a girl teacher.  There are items on the site that could be for both male and female teachers.  The box though seem to be geared for women :)

Everything inside was top quality and even though I kept it for myself I can so see my boys and I getting this box for their teacher for now on!

To learn more please see my link below:

Looking good in your French Toast Clothing

Disclaimer: I was given product in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.
When I told my boys that they were getting French Toast clothing they both got confused looks on their face.  The little goof balls thought i meant the food!  After explaining to them what it was just the name brand they both got pretty excited.
You see my kids like to dress up up!  We are a family of clothing lovers.  Well my kiddos and I are my hubby just wears the same tees and pants over and over again.

Us on the other hand have and outfit for everything and accessories to match.

So onto the site we went and right away they zeroed in on the muscle shirts.  At age 5 and 8 there is very little muscle to be seen.  But it makes them feel cool to wear them and who am I to stand in the way of coolness


That is the thing about French Toast Clothing they are cool and their styles are in.  They constantly update what the have so kids will always feel hip when wearing them  (Fingers crossed the word hip is still in, this mama is so behind on the lingo)

As a mom I like that they clothing is durable and made to last.  I have two very active little boys, I need clothing that can last playing outside all day.  Baseball and the dreaded wrestling matches they keep having.
I need clothing that can handle my pups jumping up on the boys and clothing that does rip in the washer.  Trust me with 2 boys I do a whole lot of laundry.  

French Toast Clothing fits this bill in every single way!   Durable made to last clothing that helps this mama save money not having to keep replacing them!

The muscle shirts my boys reviewed are just 1 of the many items French Toast offers.  They have something for all seasons and stuff for both boys and girls.
I like that a lot of their clothing can be casual and classy

Back to School shopping will start in just 1 month in the Miller household, I so know where we will be shopping :)

The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book by David Jeremiah

I just really think the author could have gave more :(  At times I felt a bit let down as if there was something missing.
I do like that each section starts out as a question.  It may be one you have asked yourself in the past or present.  Then the author goes on to give the answer and even provides biblical proof to back up what he is saying.   I don't know though I just really think more could have been given these were tough questions and I think they need more then 10 sentences to answer them.  I feel that this is more like a motivational book.  It isn't for people looking for answers, more for people who already know these things and just want them reifirmed. 
I was given a review copy of this book to give my honest feedback.  I am a bit on the fence about it though


About the book
Trusted pastor and bestselling author Dr. David Jeremiah brings clarity to the complex topic of spiritual warfare. From his years of teaching on this subject, Pastor Jeremiah has selected answers to your pertinent questions concerning victory in the spiritual realm. The Bible says God will ultimately be victorious and win the spiritual war. But it also says He has given every Christian promises and power to win our daily spiritual battles. The book includes 86 questions with answers such as: How does Satan imitate God? Are demons real? What protection does the shield of faith provide? How can I defend myself against a hostile world? How do I “put on” Christ?

The Aetherlight

Do you remember the first time you walked through the wardrobe into Narnia? The story of Narnia brought a theology into our hands and hearts through immersing young readers in the grand narrative of the scriptures. They may never have been aware, but the story of the Bible told through allegory, impacted the way they viewed this world and their part in it. The Aetherlight: Chronicles of the Resistance tells the same story refreshed and invigorated to recapture a digital generation with the grand story of God.


We spend every Sunday, most Wednesdays and a few Mondays at Church or a Church ran program.
My boys know the story of Jesus our Lord, but this game is a fresh new way to show them that story.  In a way that a kid will really enjoy


In a digital world lets make that computer and game time count!  The Aetherlight does just that 

The Aetherlight effectively engages kids in the Bible by engaging their imaginations and allowing them to explore it in a way never done before, through something familiar to them - a game! Embark on epic quests! Join the Resistance and work with the mysterious Scarlet Man against the evil Usurper. Puzzle, quest and craft your way through a fantastic steampunk world that is ruled by the self-proclaimed Emperor’s Automatons and smothered by the poisonous fog. The Aetherlight is where point and click meets RPG!
To learn more please click my link below:
https://theaetherlight.com/

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wendy Mignot Simply Stunning

Disclaimer:  I was giving products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
I like fashion.  Sometimes my hubby thinks I have multi personalities when he goes into my closet.  I have business suits right next to my hippy dresses.  My neck high wool Church dress is right next to my renaissance dress.  And I have my vintage lace necklaces beside my slap bracelets.  I don't have a set style and most does I just go with however I am feeling.  My hubby knows not to make me made when I come out in my black turtle neck, tight bun and black slacks.  This normally means I am in a bad mood and I mean buisness (According to him, in truth it just means I am going somewhere I want to be taken seriously.  I have freckles, I am 5 foot 2 with a squeaky voice.  I tend to get the awww you are so cute look a lot!)

So yes it is safe to say you wont learn much about me when you walk into my closet.  It is just to random.
I can say though that during the summer I like to wear flowy, simple clothing.
I get hot very easily and I HATE the summer.  The last thing I want is stuff that sticks to me and takes a lot of work to get off and on.

So with simplicity in mind I agreed to review a pearl/leather necklace from Wendy Mignot.

Don't let my wording fool you though.  This jewelry may look simple enough, but the moment I placed it on my neck I could tell it was high end!
It is so light weight and smooth!  I couldn't get over the smoothness of the pearl.
Each peace is one of a kind since no two  pearls are alike.  It feels kind of special knowing I am wearing something that no one else has.  
The leather really gives it a trendy feel and really makes the pearl pop.

You can pick how long or short you want the length.  I choose to have it sit in the hallow of my neck.  You can make it long though wherever you want it to sit.
The necklace I reviewed is only one of many offered by Wendy Mignot.  They have both men and women products
To learn more and see all they have to offer please see my link below:
Twitter – @WendyPearls
Facebook - WendyMignotDesigns
Instagram – @WendyPearls 
Website - wendymignot.com

watchitude

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.

My little man is 8 and going into 3rd grade.  He is growing up so fast and it just breaks my heart.  This past year he got really good at telling them.  It is both a blessing and a pain.  The reason is, I can be getting ready and yell out to the kitchen what time it is.  He replies with the time and it save me time not having to walk out and check.  The down side, now when I say we are leaving at 3:30 to go to the park, movies, ect. He knows when it is 3:30 and will ask me mercilessly why we didn't leave yet.  And tell me over and over again that we are going to be late!!
Yes we so had this argument today about going to my nannies for lunch, because she said 3:30 mom and if we are even 4 minutes late our food is going to be cold.  And he hates cold food, he is going to starve if we don't get there on time.....  Please let me I am not the only mama who goes through this.

Okay enough of my whining I am so proud that my little dude can tell time and I in all ways possible want to prove this to him.
That is why I love the watches from Watchitude.

They are slap watches that are made for kiddos!!
Come on we all had a slap bracelet at some point in time, this is like the slap bracelet 2.0 since it also has a watch on it!

There is so many designs to choose from everyone is sure to find something that they love!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Take Dad to the funnest place in the World CHUCK E. CHEESE!! Where a dad can be a kid :)

Disclaimer:  I received a promotion package to write this post.

You know one of my favorite things about Chuck E. Cheese?  It is fun no matter what age you are!
Really my little guy was two the first time we took him and he loved going on all those little rides and playing the easier games.  My dad who is 50 and my brother who is 24 have marathones at the ski ball.  And my grandfather who is in his 70's plays that game where you drop the coin in and see how many you can push out
My pap swears there is a secret to this game (We all know it is just luck!!  Right??)

We are a family of Chuck E. Cheese'sers and this year for Father's Day the fun gets even better
There is a Father’s Day Value Deal: Large 1-Topping Pizza, 4 Soft Drinks, 30 Tokens, and Small Wings for $29.99 (wings are free)
Also families can get Chuck E.’s Champions score cards to play with the kids
And I personally think the funnest part is going to be t he hourly raffles for dads to get a turn in the ticket blaster

Do you know how many times my hubby looked at the birthday kids in there with a look of envy in his eye!!  He swears he could catch that lucky ticket (I tried once I couldn't not nab that little sucker lol)

So much and all in celebrations of the men we love most!  
Dads work hard everyday they desearve some fun time and I think Chuck E. Cheese just maybe one of the funnest places in the world!



Oh wait Chuck E. Cheese isn't done yet they are also running a fun sweepstakes
    Readers can enter our Father’s Day sweepstakes by sharing their #DadHacks: Dad Hacks Sweep

Quantum Leap – Season 1 & 2 Combo

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.

I am not very smart.  I am not saying that to cut myself down, I am just letting you all know I am self aware.  I am sure most of you figured it out by now after reading my posts, I am sure I have more grammer and spelling errors then any other blog out there.
It is okay though, because I love what I do.  And I try to make up for my dumbness by being silly and making you all smile :)

When I was 16 I started to watch Quantum Leap with my mom.  There was a whole lot of science talk as to what was going on that I never got.  I still don't know what the word Quantum means, but I did understand that Sam got to travel through time.  Not as himself though, he always got to be a different person!!!

So yes it is as fun as it sounds and the best episode ever was the first time he jumped into a girls body (Poor Sam lol)
He has a certain amount of time to fix whatever is wrong before he can make his next jump.  He has the help of Al a hologram friend from real time.
Each episode is an adventure and we never know where Sam will end up.

Now you can buy the combo of season one and two from Mill Creek Entertainment!
SYNOPSIS 
2-Season Combo Pack The Future of Great Adventure is in the Past! Seasons 1 & 2 - All 31 Episodes What if you had a second chance to put things right? Take a trip through time with the daring Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula, TV's Enterprise and NCIS: New Orleans) and his hilarious hologram guide, Al (Dean Stockwell), in 31 extraordinary, groundbreaking episodes of the Emmy® winning series QUANTUM LEAP.

 Journey along as Sam leaps into the bodies and lives of people throughout history to "put right what once went wrong." Twisting the hands of fate, he hopes to find some insight into the jump that will finally take him home. Don't miss a minute of the adventure in this combo pack with Seasons 1 & 2.

Quantum Leap Season 1 and 2

Seated with Christ: Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison by Heather Holleman

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.

If my house was a big as her's I would be happy all the time.  I wish my kids would behave like his.  Sometimes I wish I wore a size smaller clothing.  Why can't my car be as nice as theirs?  
OR
At least my house is cleaner then hers.  Good Lord look how bad her kids are.  Ewww she should so loose weight.  Look at that junker of a car.

We live in a world of comparing, competing and over analyzing.  I feel like I worry so much about what I have or don't have that I never really enjoy anything.
Contentment is a huge issue for me, but it is something I have been working out.
Seated with Christ:  Living Freely in a Culture of Comparison helps me do that. 

 God wants us to be at his table, but to often we want to sit else where.  As the book points out there is many tables we can sit at.  The good mother/wife table.  The beautiful table, the money table and so on.  We already have a place at God's table the books basically says all we need to do is be seated.
There is no shame there, no comparing and we are all accepted as we are.  There is some really powerful, make you think messages in this book.  And all of it is backed up by scripture.
Through the authors story we learn to be a different kind of Christian.  One without worries or constant stress.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Sketchy Stories The Sketchbook Art of Kerby Rosanes

Disclaimer:   I was given a copy of this book for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own
They say a picture is worth 1000 words.  After looking through Sketchy Stories I can safely say that is so true!
Each page tells its own story.  I like that as I flip through the pages some make me smile, some are very thought inspiring and some just make me go "HUH?" but in a good way!
This Sketchbook is like no other book on my shelf and it seems that when people come to my house they are drawn to that one :)
World-renowned artist and author Kerby Rosanes (Never Quit Drawing, Animorphia, Imagimorphia) specializes in black ink doodles and sketches, and at the age of 23, he quit his desk job as a graphic designer to pursue his art full time.

Now fans can glimpse the personal sketchbook of Kerby Rosanes with Sketchy Stories, a beautiful facsimile reproduction of his original sketchbook, loaded with secret doodles, elaborate sketches, and whimsical lines and detailed patterns.

Not only is this Sketchbook fun to look at, but my son and I both like to draw and we found it very inspiring!
I know I will never be as good as Kerby Rosanes, but it is nice to pretend :)


About the book:
World-renowned artist Kerby Rosanes specializes in black ink doodles and sketches, and at the age of 23, he quit his desk job as a graphic designer to pursue his art full time. With a legion of over a million followers, Kerby has been a source of inspiration to artists, designers, and art-lovers all over the world with his stunning art and inspirational messages like "Never Quit Drawing" and "Be Awesome Today." Now fans can glimpse the personal sketchbook of Kerby Rosanes with Sketchy Stories, a beautiful facsimile reproduction of his original sketchbook, loaded with secret doodles, elaborate sketches, and whimsical lines and detailed patterns. Interspersed with his artwork, Kerby also includes techniques, tips, inspirations, influences, and more. The ideal gift for fans of Kerby Rosanes or anyone who is ready to be creatively inspired.

This mama is so over the bugs

Products in this post were provided for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own

Yesterday I took my kindle out to my front porch.  Got into my favorite swing chair, fluffed my pillow and laid back to start reading.  5 minutes later I was yelling and running into the house.
The reason why is because I got bit 4 times by bugs in that 5 minutes!  I swear the one mosquito had to 3 feet long judging by the welt sized bit on my arm :(

I was so upset!  All I wanted to do was read a book on my porch.  It is okay though because thanks to US Organic I now have a safe way to fight back!

While choosing a good daily SPF is essential for daytime sun, using a good bug-repellent is equally important for day and night alike. No one wants mosquito bites or any insect bite for that matter, and with Zika Virus on the rise, finding the best bug repellent for your family has never been more important.  U.S. Organic Group Corporation, a manufacturer and marketer of certified organic products, has created a line of Anti-Bug Spray products suitable for everyone.


U.S. Organic's Anti-Bug Spray line offers herbal-based insect repellents made with nine premium organic ingredients. Its formula provides long-lasting protection against bugs and from mosquitoes carrying Zika virus, Dengue virus and West Nile virus diseases. And since the product is free of DEET and other harmful chemicals, it is perfect for babies, kids, expectant moms and the elderly. 
I love that it is a spray my whole family can safely use.
 U.S. Organic’s Anti BugSpray is one of the leading bug repellent brands on the market:
 Certified Organic by USDA
 Kid Safe
 DEET Free 
 Does not contain synthetic chemicals or alcohol
Made in the USA and not tested on animals
 Refreshing herbal scented fine mist spray that isn’t sticky 



​The indoor anti bug spray ​c
omes in 2 sizes, 4 fluid ounces and 2 fluid ounces (approved for airplane travel and carryon luggage)

U.S. Organic also offers a 4 fluid ounce indoor anti-bug spray that is perfect for pillows, blankets and more. The smooth and dry formula protects your skin while you sleep.

Give your family the protection that they not only want, but also need this summer!

NKJV Study Bible, Personal Size Published by Thomas Nelson

Disclaimer:  I was given a review copy of this study Bible for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

Did you ever read something in the Bible and just not get it?  That was me for years, I would read a certain passage and it just wouldn't click.  After rereading for a few minutes I would just move on and never really get it.
Then I joined a Bible study group.  We got to one part of the handout and I couldn't do it because I didn't understand what I read.  That is when the one lady said "Oh me either, I had to look at my study guide."
Oh course I had no clue what it was so she showed me!  Here it is a Bible with footnotes.  Sidebar notes and even photos/maps!
It is a more deeper, intense way to read the Bible.  And it helps to make those hard passages understandable.
Since that day I have owned a few, but I have to say to date the NKJV Study Bible, personal Size published by Thomas Nelson is my favorite!
There is so much extra!  And in color, the photos that is :)
I honestly feel like I am reading the Bible again for the first time.  There is just so much information!  Every single page is filled with facts, photos and references to help it all come together.
It is like a Bible and history book all in one!

This is a must have Study Bible.  Even if you already own one, I promise this one will give you all new insight!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Giving my hubby what he wants for Father's Day with Nerd Block

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid in anyway to write this review.
My family is so that weird car driving down the street rocking out to the GhostBuster's theme song.   We are the dorks all dressed up like Star Wars characters during trick or treat.  And whenever we find something we like we so do a creepy Golem voice and call it our precious.
That is just us, we are Nerds and we love it! 
You can imagine just how excited we were to see a Nerd Block!  I mean come on, it is like someone has been spying of my family and made a box just for us.

Every month the experts at Nerd Block team select outstanding gear, toys, and collectibles, to provide you with an unmatched experience and an incredible value. The go throw hundreds of items choosing only the best!
But you control it!  You pick which theme works for you.
You will than get an email when you box ships!
You can cancel at any time and boxes range from 13.99-19.99 a month depending on which subscription you choose. 

Nerd Block is all about finding unique items that any collector will love.

And it is great for all ages.  When I opened my box I found stuff inside for my hubby, kiddos and me.  This is a Father's Day gift though so we left it all inside for him!  I so can't wait to see his face when he see he now has a Stay Puff Marshmallow Man  plush!  I can so see him hanging this on his forklift at work lol

And for anyone dying ot know what was in my box here is a small peak (Just don't tell my hubby!  I want him to be surprised)


If you want a monthly surprise like the one that showed up at my door check them out here:

Friendsbook Children’s Diaries

Disclaimer:  I was given a product for the purpose of review.  All opinions are my own
I have had many friends come and go in my life.  There are always the ones thought that really stick in your mind.  The first little kid to talk to you at school.  The first group of kiddos that invited you to sit with them at lunch.  The one who taught you how to sing a certain song.  The one that showed you how t hang upside down on the monkey bars.
We all have those kids in our life and even though we forget their name and faces they sweet deeds tick with us.Thank to the all new friendship book you never need to forget their names or face again! 
I am so excited to give this to my little guy!

FoxMaster Publishing hopes to help a new generation of writers “Make Friends and Keep Memories” with the launch of its Friendsbook line — a series of imaginatively themed, fill-in-the-blank diaries where children can share their lives and dreams with each other.  
“Friendsbook is an engaging way for kids to play, practice writing and drawing, learn about themselves and their classmates, and create cherished mementos — all at the same time,” said Director of FoxMaster Publishing, Alexander Glebovskiy, “I wish I’d had a book like this when I was young, something to look back on and remember my playmates fondly, as well as who it was I wanted to grow up to be.”
Designed for children aged five to 12, Friendsbook challenges young writers to share their lives with each other, offering up 96 pages of spaces to fill in their dream job, nickname, favourite food, doodles, a photo of themselves, and more.
Available at www.thefriendsbook.co.uk, Friendsbook™ comes in 15 gorgeously illustrated themes — so every child is sure to find the perfect fit for his or her personality. Young diarists can share the page with faeries, princesses, mermaids, football players, warriors, astronauts, jungle animals, ballerinas and other characters.


A perfect way to get to know people face to face instead of relying on the interenet 

Back off chores this mama is watching Zootopia

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.

Zootopia


A few months ago my calendar was full!  I mean like bursting at the seems full.  I didn't complain because getting it all done in March and April just meant my summer was open to spend time with my boys.
On one of my busy weekends my hubby decided to take the boys to a movie.  I was bummed because I couldn't go but didn't want to take away everyone else's fun.  So off they went.  Later that night when we were all home again my hubby and boys couldn't stop laughing talking about what happened in the movie.
I sat by myself listening, but since I didn't see the movie I didn't really get what they were saying.  That was fine who doesn't talk about a movie after just seeing it?  I was really bummed the next day though when they were still talking about it!  And down right distraught a week later when it was still being brought up!  
At this point mama knew she missed something big.  So like a little kid I awaited the DVD release date so I could finally be on the same page.
And oh my!!!  This mama now gets all the giggles, all the fun and I can finally make the same jokes the boys make
This movie is hilarious   with jokes and parts that are funny enough for both kiddos and adults.  I don't think I went more then 2 minutes without loosing it.  To give you an idea imagine a world like ours, but instead of us it is all animals.  They have the jobs, hobbies, ect.  Now imagine each of those animals brings a little bit of their animal personality along.  Foxes are sly, bunnies are fast, sloths are slow..... REAL slow lol.  Now mix them all together and watch how they interact with funny catch lines and out right hilarious scenes and you have Zootopia. 
So let me talk a bit more about the movie:
From Walk Disney Animation Studios comes a comedy-adventure set in the modern mammal metropolis of Zootopia.  Determined to prove herself Officer Jduy Hopps, the first bunny on Zootopia's police force, jumps at the chance to crack her first case- even if it means partnering with scam-artist fox Nick Wilde to solve the mystery.  

The runaway hit arrives home on June 7 via Digital HD, Blu-ray™ and Disney Movies Anywhere.

Put down whatever you are doing mom and dad.  Because this is a can't miss movie that the whole family should see!  

Friday, June 3, 2016

CLEAN Perfume is scheduled to offer the CLEAN Ultimate 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum and Rollerball Set on QVC® Friday, June 3, 2016, at 5AM


CLEAN Perfume Offers CLEAN Ultimate and Five-Piece Rollerball Layering Set Only on
QVC
CLEAN Perfume is scheduled to offer the CLEAN Ultimate 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum and Rollerball Set on QVC ® Friday, June 3, 2016, at 5AM (ET). Greta Fitz, VP of Global Marketing and Product
Development, is scheduled to appear to take viewers through the Ultimate Clean experience.

About the products:

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The CLEAN Ultimate 3.4 oz Eau de Parfum and Rollerball Set (QVC Item #A285123) isscheduled to be available, while supplies last, beginning Friday, June 3 through

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