Lovin’ My Portable Stereo Turntable

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** I was sent this product for the purpose of this review. However my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Lovin' My Portable Stereo Turntable   A few months ago my daughter and I were shopping at an antique store. I remember coming around a corner and seeing some records to which my daughter immoderately asked "What the heck are these Mom? They look like big CD's." I was honestly surprised that she did not know what they were. She is 11 years old! I grew up with a turntable in my room and listened to records all the time. I guess I took that for granted and just expected her to know lol. I explained to her what they were and we ended up searching around the antique store until finding a turntable. I showed her how it would work and such...she was so curious and amazed. Fast forward a few weeks and I got a surprising email asking me if  I would be interested in reviewing..guess what...a turntable! YAY! I of course said yes and immediately went down town … [Read more...]

PAN – On Blu-Ray, DVD & Digital HD

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   PAN Have you ever stopped and wondered just how Peter Pan ended up in Neverland? Where were his parents? How did the lost boys get there and how did Peter become their leader? All your questions and more will be answered in this great tale by Warner Bros. Entertainment. I was so happy to be able to have a family movie day with my family. We were able to watch Pan together which was nice. It is not very often you can find a great movie that the whole family will love with a family friendly PG rating. Plus the movie features some of my most favorite actors including Hugh Jakcman as Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Amanda Seyfried as Mary! This was a great movie and defiantly something my family will enjoy watching time and time again!   On the Back Peter (Levi Miller) is a mischievous 12-year-old boy with an … [Read more...]

Dawn of the Croods on Netflix!

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** I was provided with a family fun kit for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Dawn of the Croods on Netflix! We  are huge Crood fans at my house. As soon as we seen the first movie we were hooked. It was so cute and funny! Recently you might have noticed that there are some great Dawn of the Croods episodes added to Netflix! That's right! Now you can see the fun-loving Croods more often! Right in the comfort of your own home!   Synopsis from Press Release: The world’s first family is back and funnier than ever in this all-new original family sitcom! Eep, Grug, Thunk, Ugga, Sandy and Gran are taking the prehistoric Croodacious era by storm as they deal with modern-day problems for the first time ever in history. School, slumber parties and elections are some of the hilarious wonders of modern life The Croods are discovering!   Little A's Review - 10 Years I would love to be a member of the … [Read more...]

Jim Henson’s 60th Anniversary!

The Jim Henson Company's Chairman Brian Henson and Sibling, CEO Lisa Henson, Celebrate the Company¹s 60th Anniversary with Timeless Characters and New Friends

** I was provided product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Jim Henson's 60th Anniversary! I have loved Jim Henson since I was a little kid. I remember watching his cartoons in the mornings with my Mom and little brothers. That is a tradition that I have continued with my daughter and will continue with this baby who is set to arrive any day now. Although the cartoons are a little different today. The Jim Henson company still remains the same. After 60 years they are still making some of the best cartoons that a child can ask for. Recently I was sent an amazing package of Jim Henson products for the purpose of this review. I was able to get to know some of the Jim Henson characters all over again and I can't wait to share them with my little one. Cartoons and books like Sid the Science Kid (who was my daughters favorite when she was a toddler.), Dinosaur Train, Doozers and Pajanimals. There is even  some … [Read more...]

Hand Out These Fun Goodies This Halloween!

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** I was provided with product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Hand Out These Fun Goodies This Halloween! This is the second year in a row that I have relied on Oriental Trading for all of my Halloween needs. I must say that the goodies that I passed out last year were such a hit with the kids I don't think I will ever go back to purchasing traditional candy at the store! I love making my purchases from Oriental Trading for Halloween Goodies. It is a great way to put a smile on the faces of the children as they see they get a fun toy and a yummy treat. Everything is so different from what the kids are used to getting and I can even hand out goodies that are not candy to those kids with allergies. It is a win, win for everyone. This year I focused most of my Halloween handouts on The Peanuts. I was so excited to see so many great Peanut options at Oriental Trading. Plus with the movie coming out … [Read more...]

Disney’s Miles From Tomorrowland

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Disney's Miles From Tomorrowland   I am so excited for the new baby. It has been awhile since I was able to watch Disney Junior and I have felt out of the loop. Now I can get back in on the fun with great cartoons like Miles From Tomorrowland. I had never heard of Miles Callisto from Tomorrowland but now that I have I can say we will be watching it a lot. I love the futuristic plots and the fun that Miles has in space. It would be awesome to zoom around on a rocket and take the adventures that Miles takes. You will fall in love with Miles and his family...oh and don't forget his best friend Merc the robo-ostrich. Miles's family includes his Mom Phoebe, Dad Leo and Sister Loretta! Ok now for my favorite part...not only will your child learn problem solving skills and team work. BUT each episode is based off of some type of … [Read more...]

Disney Descendants Review

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** I was sent a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in anyway. Disney Descendants Review Can you imagine our most favorite villains having children? Well they do in Disney's Descendants....and the evil children have been invited to go to school with the children of the good guys. Think they will all get along? Can they become dare we say...friends? Disney's Descendants is a very creative movie about the mixing of good vs. evil. But this time with the teens of our favorite characters. It is so much fun to see how these kids mix together and influence each other. The "evil" children are only there to help their parents achieve world domination. But once they get there they might have a change of heart. All while influencing the do gooders to be a little more bad! How do you think their parents will react to their influence on each other? You will have to watch and see!   I had a blast watching it with … [Read more...]

Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown

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** I was sent a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown I love that they are still coming out with Charlie Brown movies. It is so nice to be able to share something wholesome with my family. In the Race For Your Life, Charlie Brown you will watch Charlie and the gang compete with a not so nice gang in a race. Of course those are the only ones racing....there is also a team for the girls as well as Snoopy and Woodstock on a team of their own! Your family will love the crazy antics along the way. From the diplomatic way the girls solve each problem to the carefree way of Snoopy and the boys. Will the kind loving personalities of Charlie and his friends be able to win the race against the not so nice guys? You will have to watch and find out!   On the Back: Ah, the joys of camp: the fresh air! The lousy chow! The obnoxious kids from that other tent! But … [Read more...]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

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* I was sent product for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #TurtleTakeover   My Thoughts I remember the first time Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came out. My brothers and I could not wait to watch it. As soon as it was out on video my brothers and I begged our parent to get it for us. We used to watch it all the time. I am so glad that this new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was released. It was a movie that not only reminded me of my childhood but it was also a great movie to watch with my family. Recently I was able to watch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with my nephews. They are huge turtle fans just like I was when I was their age. Plus the DVD comes with fun masks for the kids to wear! In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles you will be taken back to your childhood. The characteristics of each turtle is still the same...but in this movie you will get a lot more action and even a great … [Read more...]

Peter Pan Live on DVD!

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** From Press Release Peter Pan Live on DVD! FLY TO NEVERLAND WITH ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER CHRISTOPHER WALKEN AND ALLISON WILLIAMS IN NBC’S BOLD NEW PRODUCTION  OF A BELOVED BROADWAY MUSICAL   PETER PAN LIVE!   BRING IT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS ON DVD ON DEC. 16, 2014  FROM UNIVERSAL PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT   Universal City, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 — Bring home the magic and adventure of NBC’s all-new production of Peter Pan Live! on DVD Dec. 16, 2014 from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Following the success of 2013’s The Sound of Music Live!, NBC’s exciting three-hour production of Peter Pan Live! is an extraordinary and contemporary live television event of the beloved Broadway musical Peter Pan. Starring Academy Award winner Christopher Walken (Hairspray), Allison Williams (HBO’s Girls), Tony Award winner Christian Borle (The Sound of Music Live!), Kelli O’Hara (Broadway’s South Pacific) and Minnie Driver (Phantom of the Opera), this musical masterpiece, filmed … [Read more...]

My “Leap Into Gaming” MommyParty with LeapTV #MommyParties #LeapTV

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**This post is sponsored by MommyParties and LeapTV My “Leap Into Gaming” MommyParty with LeapTV If you have been shopping recently you might have noticed a new product on the shelves. LeapTV is the new gaming system put out by Leap Frog for children ages 3 to 8. Thanks to MommyParty and Leap Frog I was sent a LeapTV kit to review with a few of my friends and their kiddos. We all loved this active video game system. It is a gaming system that will get the kids off the couch and moving! Plus the LeapTV puts them right on the TV screen! The kids loved it seeing themselves moving and dancing around. Every time they played this game they felt like the star of the show!   The LeapTV comes with a library of 100+ LeapFrog games that are educational and fun. Plus you can purchase other fun game cartridges, downloads and videos. Having a blast with our #LeapTV #MommyParties A video posted by Krista (@heavenlysavings) on Nov 11, 2014 at 4:28pm PST When … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! Review

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** I was set a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. However my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Reality Shock! Review   My daughter is an avid reader. She especially loves books with random facts. Her little brain is like a sponge when she reads fact books and she will remember those facts forever. She loves to bring up the random facts she learns at the most inopportune time...but I am so proud of her for her thirst for knowledge and I am amazed at her ability to remember every. single. thing. that she reads! Recently I was sent a copy of Ripley's Believe It or Not Reality Shock for the purpose of this review. I knew that this book would be a hit with my daughter. This book is filled with fun, weird, and educational random facts about this world. To be honest this book has not left my daughters side for the past two weeks. She loves everything about this book from the animal facts to the tattooed eyes. The … [Read more...]

Ornaments With Love Review

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** I was sent an ornament for the purpose of this review. Ornaments With Love Review     If you have read my blog for the past few years then you know how important it is to me to purchase my daughter a new Christmas Ornament each year. I love to do this because it will not only give her something to hang on her own tree when she grows up and moves away. But every ornament has something to do with her year. This year was the first year that my daughter and I decided to home school. It was not an easy decision but it is one that I am very glad we made. It has been fun to have her home every day and I can see just how much she is learning. That is why we decided to get her an ornament that would show off her big choice this year to be home schooled.   Ornaments with Love is always my "go-to" place to get my daughters Christmas ornament because of the large variety they have to offer. I love that I can customize hair color, clothing colors, skin color … [Read more...]

Christmas Elf Idea – Day #2

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Christmas Elf Idea - Day #2 It’s that time of year again! Time to break out your Christmas Elfs! Don’t forget that Elf Magic is a great place to get your elf! Your child can write a letter to request their very own! With that being said…check out what my daughters elf was doing this morning! Silly Elf! Don't you know you can't take a bath in the washing machine? Good thing I did not start the load yet!   … [Read more...]

VeggieTales Beauty & the Beet DVD Review & Flash Giveaway!

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** I was provided with a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way.   VeggieTales Beauty & the Beet DVD Review & Giveaway!   If you are an avid reader of my blog then you know just how much I love VeggieTales. I love the morals, the role models, the characters and everything else about these cute movies. Recently I was able to review VeggieTales Beauty & the Beet. This was a cute story on the importance of always being kind to others. No matter what is going on in our lives it is important to be kind. We never know who is watching or who is being influenced by our actions. That is exactly what Beet learned when he was unkind to a famous travel agent...before she was famous that is. On the Back Mirabelle and her traveling family band, the Veggietones, are determined to make their next gig at Vegetable Square Garden. On their journey, a fierce winter snowstorm hits, and the … [Read more...]