Thursday, October 29, 2020

Holiday Gifts for Kids from Hape


Hape ("hah-pay"), is a premium German educational brand and global leader in designing and creating affordable, high quality wooden toys that are built to last. Kids will love learning through play, as Hape products inspire hours of endless play and foster their imaginations, creativity, social skills, self discovery and more. This holiday season, help your toddler build their dreams with new products from Hape


The Shape Sorter Xylophone and Piano encourages children to sort colors and shapes, and experience music by making wonderful Do, Re, Mi, Fa, So melodies! Each kit comes with five different brightly colored puzzle pieces that fit together to form a musical instrument. Match the puzzle pieces with their corresponding holes, and then press down or tap them with the included red baton to create sound. (Age: 12 months + | MSRP: $17.99, Availability: Starting November, Retailer: Target) 


My First Block Set comes with 80 block pieces in a variety of shapes and colors! These blocks will inspire hours of play and will encourage children to recognize colors and shapes as they build on their imaginations! (Age: 12 months + | MSRP: $16.99, Availability: Starting November, Retailer: Target exclusive)

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set For Girls - #beautifulwordgiftset & #FlyBy Review


“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):

Many thanks to Telling Ministries LLC and HCCP for providing this product/product information for review.  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.

Created especially for girls ages 8 to 12, this beautiful Bible, sticker sheets and coloring pencil set provides the tools for young artists to express themselves.

Girls will get creative through coloring and journaling in the NIV Beautiful Word™ Coloring Bible for Girls. Included are pencils to color, blend and shade the detailed line art surrounding hundreds of inspiring verses. This Bible gift set is perfect for the special young girl in your life and will become a cherished keepsake full of personalized creative expressions of faith.

Features include:

· Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV)

· Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art

· Four colored pencils

· Six sheets of stickers designed for girls

· Thick white paper for writing and doodling

· Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections

· Satin ribbon marker

· Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover

· Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size


My Review:

Today's tween girl needs reassurance that no issue is too big for God.  The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set for Girls, designed specifically for girls ages 8 to 12, will do just that.  Tweens can read scripture, take their own notes along the lined margins, and color verses.  This Bible has a feminine cover and graphics. Inside its pages are the scriptures and stories of the Bible in NIV version.  

Regardless of how it's formatted or fashioned, I believe the Bible in and of itself is a collection of published documents that everyone young and old should read.  Having said that, I support having a Bible that has a good hook to get readers interested.  The NIV Beautiful Word Coloring Bible Gift Set for Girls is engaging with its coloring pages, layout, stickers, and pencils.  

Using the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) text makes the Bible accessible and easy-to-read for kids.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

You're Pulling My Leg! - #playmorningstar Storytelling Game Book Review



Going on right now is a Virtual Book Tour (October 19th-23rd) for a new book/game that is perfect to play over the holidays with your family (either in person or remotely)! You’re Pulling My Leg! and You’re Pulling My Leg! Junior, created by award-winning game creator Allen Wolf, lets you test your bluffing skills with completely new questions that range from thought-provoking to zany. The game can be played in person or remotely. 


During the game, players choose a question from the cards within the book. The secret flip of the coin tells them if their answer should be true or made up. When players hear a story, they vote points on if they think a player is telling the truth or pulling their leg. Players win points if you’re right but lose them if you’re wrong. Players try to bluff others and try not to let other players fool them. The first player to 21 points wins. You’ll be surprised how much you learn about other players in a short amount of time.

The books not only make a great holiday gift, but they also provide families with endless hours of entertainment and a chance to get to know your family members better.



Now that my kids are older, I don't get to see them as often.  When I do, we like to get together and play games.  You're Pulling My Leg! has been a recent favorite.  And, I get a bigger insight into their inner thoughts.  

The only thing you need for You're Pulling My Leg! is a coin, the book, and some players.  There are different game variations, and it's up to you which one you choose.  You can record Game  Highlights within the book if someone says something particularly funny or memorable.  The book features several different cards where players tell about their situations.  For instance, "Tell me about an awkward dating experience" or ""Tell me about a time when you counseled a friend".  This book has been a great conversation starter.  Not only has it been fun to play, but I've learned a lot about my older kids. 

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Fall Fun at Mill Creek Farm


All my kids are older, and I admit I miss the days of taking them to pumpkin patches, trick-or-treating, Easter egg hunts, and all that fun stuff.  So, I take up the opportunities to hang out with the young'uns in my family and spend quality time.

Yesterday my niece invited me along with her clan to Mill Creek Farm, located on the outskirts of town.  It was crappy cold but we had a good time making memories.





There were several set-ups for photo ops.  I wasn't lookin' so fly, so I didn't take any pictures of myself.  But I got plenty of the family.

We went through the pumpkin patch and I let the kiddos pick out a pumpkin for themselves.  Seems like it's getting a little late in the season since a lot of the pumpkins were already starting to rot.




We all explored a corn maze and hunted for pumpkin buckets filled with slips of paper.  Since everyone found all six slips, the kids were able to pick out a treat at the end.  And last, but not least, we went on a short hayrack ride around the area.


And That's The Tooth - Children's Book Review and Giveaway

 


Book Overview:
Teeth come in all shapes and sizes, just like their animal hosts. Some teeth are sharp to grab prey and tear apart the meat. Other teeth are flat to chew plants and some animals have both kinds to eat plants and animals. And That’s the Tooth delivers unique and fun facts about animal and human teeth through engaging riddles. With hints to help solve each riddle, children will be actively involved as they giggle, guess, and learn.

Written by Terri Fields
32 pages, Ages 4-7


My Review:

A book that's both informative and interesting, And That's The Tooth asks kids to guess animals based upon clues.  For instance, kids learn that a horse's teeth take up more space in their head than their brain.  The realistic visuals of the animals and creatures featured in this book make it even more engaging.

The 'For Creative Minds' section in the back of the book includes an exercise for kids to learn about the different types of teeth in their mouth.  There's also short facts on the differences between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores.

And That's The Tooth is a Fall 2020 book release from Arbordale Publishing.


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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lionsgate's Animated Family Double Feature SEA LEVEL & SEA LEVEL 2 - DVD Review and Giveaway


Have twice the fun for the entire family with this animated double feature that includes Sea Level and the all-new Sea Level 2: Magic Arch, now available on DVD, Digital, and On Demand 29 from Lionsgate. These underwater adventures is available on one disc for the suggested retail price $16.98.

SEA LEVEL OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

Pup, a bamboo shark, discovers egg sacs while playing around the ocean with his friends. When he sees human poachers stealing the eggs from his reef, Pup makes it his mission to save his family. As he leaves the sea and enters the beautiful, yet dangerous, world of humans, he will prove he isn’t too small to save his family.

SEA LEVEL 2: MAGIC ARCH OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS

This thrilling, colorful comedy will take your family under the sea to a land of courage and adventure. One day, Dephi the dolphin discovers a magical archway that grants wishes to all who visit. But evil moray eels use the arch to become gigantic and menace peaceful Fish Town. Now, Delphi must summon his courage, master his “secret punch” fighting technique, and find his missing father to rescue his friends and win the love of pretty Mia. It’s time for this dolphin to get swimmin’!

My Review:

The first Sea Level film was released in 2012 and Sea Level 2: Magic Arch was released September of this year.  This double feature DVD gave me the opportunity to binge-watch both films with my great-niece and great-nephew recently during a sleepover.  I have mixed reviews about both movies.

The visuals and graphics are good quality and pleasing to watch.  Most of the characters are interesting and we laughed quite a bit at some of the dialogue.  The octopus in Sea Level 2 was my favorite; He was quite witty.  There are some mildly disturbing images in both films, with my least favorite being the abusive father in the first film.  He made me uncomfortable.  Even with a few parts that I could've done without, both movies are predominantly fun to watch and provided us with a few hours of entertainment.


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Sunflower Fields Aren't Always Forever


Back in September, everybody and their Midwestern dog was taking pics in sunflower fields.  I had to admit, the background was quite pretty.  Figured I'd get me and my guy in on the trend and take some pics ourselves.  Turns out, Jason and I were too late to the game.

The weekend we chose to visit a sunflower field, we were a day late and a dollar short.  The sunflowers had already closed and no longer bloomed in their brown and yellow glory.



Not one to pass up an opportunity and since we'd already taken the drive, Jason and I went ahead with the pictures.  They didn't turn out as "sunflowery" as we'd liked but, by golly, we got some pics!



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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

All Tee, All Shade Water Bottles - #AllTeeAllShade #TruthfullyOffensive Review and Giveaway

 


My life isn't perfect by any means and I'm okay with that. I'm not the accomplished housewife and I irk my husband and kids on a daily basis. I don't fit any cookie cutter mold. In fact, I'm pretty horrible at even using cookie cutters. I think that's partly why the All Tee, All Shade water bottles appeal to me so greatly.  They're purposeful conversation starters.

All Tee, All Shade, a newly launched online retail brand, is embracing a humorous take on the online retail market. The company drew inspiration from the popular phrase taken from drag culture, “All T, All Shade,” where the “T” is representative of the Truth. 

In the case of “All Tee All Shade,” the Truth is still equally represented on a Tee-Shirt or other Personal Advertisement Space. In fact, the official definition of “All Tee, All Shade” has been unveiled by the leading authority on urban slang, Urban Dictionary!

“All Tee, All Shade is now officially defined as: “to not care if someone is offended by the Truth of a statement printed and worn on a tee-shirt“.  Along with tees, the company also offers gifts and accessories.


All Tee, All Shade currently offers six designs of water bottles.  I received the “R.O.U.L Rolling Off Unicorn Laughing” Stainless Steel Water Bottle 14 oz.  Everybody's using acronyms these days, and I think R.O.U.L is a perfect one to add to the list.  

Made of lightweight stainless steel, the water bottles hold 14 oz of liquid.  They have a plastic screw top, and come with open and close carabiner and key chain ring.  I take my water bottle filled with water to work often, and have received lots of fun comments about it.


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Friday, October 2, 2020

American Pie Presents: Girls' Rules - Film Review


SYNOPSIS:  It’s Senior year at East Great Falls! Annie (Madison Pettis; “The Fosters,” “Cory in the House,” The Game Plan), Kayla (Piper Curda; “A.N.T. Farm,” The Wretched), Michelle (Natasha Behnam; “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” “One Night”), and Stephanie (Lizze Broadway; “Splitting Up Together,” “Here and Now”) decide to finally harness their girl power and band together to get what they want their last year of high school. The boys won’t know what hit them when these sassy sweethearts are calling the shots. Wild parties, sexy adventures and a Stifler bring the heat in this hot new slice of American Pie!

 Universal 1440 Entertainment’s AMERICAN PIE PRESENTS: GIRLS’ RULES will be available on DVD, Digital and On Demand October 6th.

My Review:  I have seen all the American Pie movies and was stoked to add this one to my viewing pleasure.  Although not as good as the original, it still offered plenty of laughs and raunchy attitude.  There is a lot of profanity, some nudity, and much campiness.  Rather than the guys calling the shots like in the other American Pie movies, this time it's the girls' turn.  Although they aren't straight-laced, they show what girl power can be about!

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Squarely Natural Feline Chicken Meal & Brown Rice - Review

I'm one of those crazy cat ladies.  Although I don't own a bunch of felines, the three I have are very spoiled.  Misty, WowWow, and Trader Jimmy bring such joy into my life, and I want them to have food and treats they enjoy.

Health isn't just for humans, and I want to feed my felines food that is good for their system.  I was able to feed them Squarely Natural Feline Chicken Meal & Brown Rice, one of the newest launches from SquarePet.  The cats seem to really like it.  They are zoned in when eating this new line of cat food, and there's not any left after they get a hold of it.  

Squarely Natural food for both dogs and cats of any age or breed features the shortest ingredient list of any dry pet food on the market and offers complete nutrition for our furry friends. Developed by a veterinarian, it is free of all fillers and chemical preservatives and contains only four minimally processed, high-quality ingredients. 

This formulation comes in three premium varieties including Canine Turkey Meal & Brown Rice, Canine Lamb Meal & Brown Rice and Feline Chicken Meal & Brown Rice. Each variety starts with a single protein (turkey or lamb for dogs, and chicken for cats). As a second ingredient, it contains a single carbohydrate source (brown and white rice). Rounded out with a single fat - sunflower oil - the result is an all-natural formulation that is as delicious as it is pure.  It is available online and at independent pet retailers throughout North America.

I received products for review.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.