Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Under The Sea



We got a new Holy Bible in our house!


This is such a cute cover isn't it?


My youngest has been getting in some reading time before school each morning.

A couple of my favorite pages in this Bible:

 


ZondervanKidz has done it again! I love watching my children get excited about the Word of God! When I can find a Bible that is easier for them to read and comprehend, I get excited! 

You can find your own hard cover copy of this book on Amazon and the Zondervan website.

About This Bible

"This sparkly and fun Bible contains the complete text- Genesis to Revelation- of the NIrV (NIV for kids!) and is perfect for children. Sparkling fish grace the exterior while inside whimsical underwater illustrations surround important Bible themes to help kids dive deep into God's Word."

The Under the Sea Holy Bible, NIrV is a perfect gift for children ages 6-10 yrs old.

As I was going through this Bible, I discovered Biblica. Every NIrV Bible you purchase helps Biblica translate and give Bibles to people in need around the world. I love that!!!

Thank you to Flyby Promotions for this Bible to review.All opinions are our own.





Sunday, March 6, 2016

Games, Games, Games




We love hearing from Thinkfun! They always have fun, educational games for us to play! Today I am going to share 2 new games with you all.

Lets start with Stratos Spheres


The way I explained it to my youngest is that it's like a game of Tic Tac Toe. You have to make a strategic move when it's your turn to get 4 in a row.


They did a good job taking turns :).


About the Game
Take four-in-a-row to a whole new dimension with Stratos Spheres! Stratos Spheres loses the 2-D board and lets you build the game – and your logic skills – as you go. To start, add one of your colored spheres to the white neutral sphere and pass it to your opponent. Your opponent then adds a sphere of his/her color. This 2-player game goes back and forth until one player gets four of his/her spheres in a row – in any dimension. With its 3-D construction, Stratos Spheres takes a classic play pattern and adds a dynamic new level of strategy and fun!


Big brother won the first round!


She got her win in too!

We had a lot of fun with this game. 

OK! Lets move on to our next game we had the pleasure of playing. It's all about the math people! Math Dice Chase to be exact. Now, this game is comparable to Hot Potato.


Let me tell you, I have a bunch of bloopers trying to do a video review with these kiddos. I posted a couple in Instagram with #thinkfun! Everything about this game is in the video so please enjoy!



About The Game

Mathematical Hot Potato
One part hot potato, one part math - Math Dice Chase tests your ability to quickly do mental math. Hurry to roll the dice, call out your answer, and pass the dice before you get caught with a second pair in front of you!
Thinkfun has a long list of games that incorporate STEM.
I love that with this game you can do whichever you prefer to solve the equations. Multiplication, subtraction, addition, etc. This definitely makes learning math much more fun. Math is not my friend, but playing this game with my kids made it much more enjoyable.
You can find these great games on Amazon.com for great prices! Make sure you check out the links below so you can keep up with this company. Thinkfun always has new and exciting things to do.






Saturday, January 23, 2016

CAPTIVE Movie Review + Giveaway


What a powerful story! I went through so many emotions watching this film. I found my self feeling bad for the criminal here. What happened in his life to drive him to make the choices he did? It just really makes you realize that EVERY SINGLE ONE OF US needs Jesus in our lives. When I do something wrong, no matter how big or small, I have that hope in Jesus. He can restore me! 

The actors in this film did such a great job telling the story and portraying the characters. You can see the loss of peace and hope in their lives. 


About The Movie
Based on a miraculous story about the power of faith, Captive is an "amazing, inspiring" drama about the spiritual collision of two lost souls, Brian Nichols (Golden Globe Nominee David Oyelowo), on the run from police and desperate to make contact with his newborn son, takes recently widowed mother Ashley Smith (Kata Mara) hostage in her own apartment.  Fearing for her life and desperately hoping to see her daughter again, she turns to Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life for guidance.  Ashley and her captor face a crossroads where they discover hope and light in the midst of despair in the moving film that Dick Rolfe, CEO, Dove Foundation hailed as "powerful." 



This DVD just released Jan 5th and I noticed my Target Cartwheel had a discount savings of 20% off as well. I think that's an awesome deal!


Movie Details
DVD Release Date: January 5, 2016
Runtime: 96 minutes
Rating: PG-13 (for mature thematic elements involving violence and substance abuse) 

Find Them on


GIVEAWAY TIME
"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Passion: Salvation's Tide is Rising 2016 CD + Giveaway


I am too excited about the newest Passion CD!
 This brand new Passion album contains new studio recordings from best-selling artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, and Kristian Stanfill.  It features new songs written specifically for Passion 2016.  

Release Date is January 29, 2016

Where did Passion find its beginnings? 
The Passion Movement and the messages of founder Louis Giglio have marked the lives of millions of people around the globe, calling people everywhere to live for the glory of God.  From its inception, the movement of Passion has birthed new anthems of worship, influencing countless churches and helping to define the current worship climate and establish artists Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, Kristian Stanfill and others.  Louie Giglio is the pastor and founder of Passion City Church in Atlanta, GA. 

Since the first release in 1998, Passion albums have sold over 1.3 million units while introducing the church to worship songs like "Our God", "Holy Is The Lord", "How Great Is Our God", and "God Of This City".  Passion is coming off its best charting radio success in 5 years with the single "Even So Come", which went Top 5.

This masterpiece of anointed, Jesus music is a must for any music library. If I had to pick a favorite on this album...hmmm....for right now...Remember. I love so many of them, but that one really speaks to me at this time in my life.  Here's a track list for your reading pleasure.


1.  Salvation's Tide is Rising - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill
2.  My Victory - Passion featuring Crowder
3.  Remember - Passion featuring Brett Younker &Melodie Malone
4.  God & God Alone - Passion featuring Chris Tomlin
5.  Simple Pursuit - Passion featuring Melodie Malone
6.  I Turn to Christ - Passion featuring Matt Redman
7.  Your Grace Amazes Me - Passion featuring Christy Nockels
8.  All We Sinners - Passion featuring Crowder
9.  Surrender - Passion featuring Jimi Cravity
10. Good Good Father - Passion featuring Kristian Stanfill 


Check them out so you can read about them and listen for yourself!


Now you have a chance to win your own copy of this CD!

GIVEAWAY TIME
"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification."

Friday, December 18, 2015

Sweet Stocking Stuffer + Discount & Giveaway



mmmmm...that's a good orange gum pop!

I love Glee Gum products and was thrilled we had a chance to try out these newbies! 


These delicious 100% ALL NATURAL Glee gum pops would make a fabulous stocking stuffer for those special people in your life!

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION
Lollipops with a sweet surprise: there's gum inside! Glee Gum Pops are the world’s first and only 100% natural gum pops. Each bag contains a mix of three tasty flavors with bubblegum centers: Sweet Strawberry, Crisp Green Apple, and Juicy Orange. Gluten-free, allergy-friendly, certified kosher, and vegan. No artificial colors, flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives! Glee Gum Pops are sold online at GleeGum.com, in select Whole Foods Markets, and at specialty stores throughout the country.



You can purchase this deliciousness online here, or see if there's a store near you that carries it. 

There are more ways to keep up with these guys!


This is how sweet our Glee Gum folks are: You, the reader can now get receive 15% off EVERYTHING on your next order! Just enter code: HGG5DEC in the lower left side of your shopping cart. AMAZING!!! 

Enter the giveaway below for your chance to win your own bag of gum pops.

GIVEAWAY TIME
Thanks to the folks at Glee Gum for this review and giveaway.
Prize will be shipped within the month with no guarantee of Christmas delivery.
Continental US entries only

Monday, October 19, 2015

Busy Minds



OH! Did my kids love this set?! The ideas are endless with gears. My kids were very excited about the mail the day we got this box. 

She finally got that box open!


Then it was time to dig in the recycle bin we keep by the door. Every box they could find had some potential. The creativity began to flow!


Zo decided to add a little blue tissue paper.


Lani wanted to use every gear Zo didn't use to create her machine.



Al created a pretty cool looking crane vehicle.

They were busy for a couple hours and they enjoyed it.

You can create anything and everything your heart and mind can come up with.


Maker Studio™ inspires imagination and a love for engineering. In this set featuring gears, you’ll be able to build a racecar, a cable car, a 3-wheeler and a motorcycle. For each build you’re given Engineering Challenges – experiment with friction, torque and propulsion as you engineer your solutions. Once you’ve mastered all four builds, get creative and design something that’s all your own!

Details
Ages:  7 to adult  
Players:  Single Player
Features:
1 Spool
2 Long Connectors, 3 Medium Connectors
1 Large Gear, 1 Medium Gear
2 Large Wheels, 2 Medium Wheels, 2 Small Wheels
3 5.5" Rods, 3 1.5" Rods
13 Hub Caps
1 Hole Punch
3 Rubber Bands
10 Engineering Challenges


Thanks to the folks at Think Fun for this awesome product to review.

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Code Master by ThinkFun




Such a fun game for the kiddos when they just want to play by themselves. The age suggestion is 8 yrs-Adult.

ABOUT THE GAME:
The Ultimate Coding Adventure! In Code Master, your Avatar will travel to an exotic world in search of power Crystals. For all 60 levels, you'll have to use programming logic to help your Avatar collect the Crystals and land at the Portal. Think carefully, in each level, only one specific sequence of actions will lead to success.


Enjoying himself


Having a game that makes you think is important for my children. With this game, the player is the computer. You set up your game board and figure out the sequence that helps complete each map. It gets a little more difficult as you so proceed in the game. If the program you played doesn't work you will have to rewrite it and try again. 




My son had no issues catching on, but he did have to explain it to me because I'm slow with some of this technological genius stuff. Guess what? You don't have to be a genius. It's a fairly understandable game once you learn how to play.

Find this game exclusively at Target Stores.


Thank you to the folks at thinkfun for providing this game for review. All opinions are my own.