A Belle For Christmas DVD Review

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** I was sent a copy of this title for the purpose of this review.   A Belle For Christmas DVD Review I love Christmas movies. They are always so happy and uplifting. Recently I was able to sit down with my daughter and watch A Belle for Christmas staring Dean Cain, Kristy Swanson, Jet Jurgensmeyer and Haylie Duff. I was excited for this movie when I seen that Dean Cain was in it. I have really enjoyed his last few movies because of the spiritual and uplifting nature. In A Belle For Christmas you will watch as a family is tore up at the loss of their wife/mother. But they also know that enough time has gone by and it is time to put together the pieces. It is just unfortunate that the kids are not as thrilled with their Dad's choice as he is. I mean she is a nice lady....kind of..... Will the kids be able to show their father her true colors? Will Belle help to bring this family the peace and joy that they deserve? You will have to watch and see! My daughter and I … [Read more...]

Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit!

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** I was sent a copy of this product for the purpose of this review. However, all opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.  Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit!     Are you on the lookout for stocking stuffers this holiday season? I know that 3DS games always make the perfect gift for my daughter! Recently I was sent a copy of Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit for the purpose of this review. Cooking Mama is one of my daughters all time favorite games. She loves preparing the food, picking the ingredients for the meals, playing the extra games and learning about new foods. In Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit you will be able to cook 60 different recipes, feed cute animals, run a burger joint and more!   Ashes Thoughts (9 years) It is really fun to play Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit. It is cool that I can make so many different recipes. I got some silver awards and it was fun. I also had to learn to spell words and stuff that was fun. I also love how I … [Read more...]

Christmas Elf Idea – Day #1

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** I was provided with a Magic Elf for the purpose of this post. Christmas Elf Idea - Day #1     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! Reading one of her books! We can't wait for Christmas and we can't wait to see what crazy things her magic elf comes up with this year! fcef17910e9a36731c4594ab67a242fec2ee09a8a9a392ccc5 … [Read more...]

Help Kids Express Themselves with Hallmark Jumbo Poster Kids Cards! #KidsCards #shop

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Help Kids Express Themselves with Hallmark Jumbo Poster Kids Cards! It is no secret that I am surrounded by children. From running an in home daycare to overseeing 78 children at my church. of course being surrounded by so many kids also means that I get the privileged of going to a lot of birthday parties. Because of that I am always on the lookout for the latest and greatest gifts to surprise each and every child with. But not every child in my life lives near me so I always have a stack of cards on hand to mail out at a moments notice. Recently (Thanks to #CollectiveBias) I went shopping for #KidsCards at my local Walmart and I came across these amazing Hallmark kids cards that will not only be fun to open but also be a great way for the kids to express themselves.  In fact I was there shopping for a birthday card for my 8 year old brother as well as a few more that I … [Read more...]

Put Your Kids Health First With Nature Made! #ad

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I received a sample of Nature Made Children’s Vitamins for the purpose of this review. This post was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. Put Your Kids Health First With Nature Made!   If you are an avid reader of my blog then you know that this year I have committed to taking healthier steps in my life. This not only includes focusing on my health but also the health of those in my family.  This includes making sure that we are all getting the vitamins and minerals that we need to stay healthy. Recently I visited a local health food store and started talking to one of the employee's about vitamins for my daughter. The first brand that the employee picked up was the Nature Made vitamins. She told me that it was her "go to" brand for her children because Nature Made offered everything she would need to stay healthy. We of course also discussed how cold it is getting here in Colorado and how all of the kiddo's seem to be getting sick....except for … [Read more...]

Parents and Kids Both Love PomTree’s Mess-Free Fun

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** I was provided with some PomTree's Mess-Free Fun kits for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Parents and Kids Both Love PomTree's Mess-Free Fun My daughter could spend every waking moment of her life doing crafts. She loves to make new things that she can play with. Recently I was sent some fun PomTree's Mess-Free Fun kits to review. These were kits that I was excited for because there is no glue and no mess! That is always a bonus in my book. There is also no need to purchase anything extra to complete these crafts. Every single thing you need is already there and ready to go! The first craft my daughter decided to make was these adorable PomTree Mommy & Baby Owl Pom Pals Kit. Once we got the kit opened up and on the table I realized that everything was perfect for her age. She is 9 and I did not have to help her at all. She loved sticking things together and onto the PomTree owls. It was fun to … [Read more...]

Pass Out More Then Just Candy 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. Pass Out More Then Just Candy This Halloween! This year instead of passing out plain ol' candy I have decided to change things up a bit. Thanks to Oriental Trading Company I was able to score some amazing toys, crafts and fun candy for the kids to enjoy! I can't wait to see the looks on the trick or treaters faces this year as they are handed fun candy and a few toys!  This year we will also be having a huge Halloween party at church and I decided to host a fishing game booth...of course all of my fishing game prizes came from Oriental trading. I can't wait! I have read a lot of reader comments on previous posts recently telling me that they want new ideas for passing out at Halloween instead of candy. With so many food allergies and such it is hard to make sure you have something for everyone. That is where Oriental Trading Company comes … [Read more...]

Thunder and the House of Magic 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 any way. Thunder and the House of Magic Review Currently it is fall break here in Colorado. My house has been filled with children as they are out of school this week. Normally the kids would be able to play outside all day during this break..but this year it has been much colder then normal. That means a house filled with kids stuck indoors! Not fun! Luckily I have a stash of movies that most of the kids have not watched yet. For example I was sent a copy of Thunder and the House of Magic for the purpose of this review. This movie looked adorable and I knew that it would be the perfect movie to get the kids attention and stop them from running all over! I thought Thunder and the House of Magic was a very cute and family friendly movie. It is about a cat who is adopted into the home of a retired magician. Thunder really starts to feel at home and … [Read more...]

My Little Pony – Classic TV Collection

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** I was sent this DVD for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. My Little Pony - Classic TV Collection My Little Pony was one of my all time favorite cartoons when I was a child. If you have seen the cartoon recently you know that a lot has changed since they first were introduced in 1986. That is why I am so happy to see My Little Pony - Classic TV Collection on DVD! You will love watching your favorite beloved characters on this 12 hour DVD! I was recently sent a copy of My Little Pony - Classic TV Collection for the purpose of this review. I could not wait to show my daughter the ponies that I grew up with! When she was born my parents gave me all my old toys and in those toys were some of my favorite ponies. My daughter has played with these ponies for years and now she is able to see them in action! I love it! I am so happy that Shout Factory decided to release all these great episodes on one DVD … [Read more...]

Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank‏ Review

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** I was provided with a Wikki Stix Piggy Bank for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced in any way. Wikki Stix Designer Piggy Bank‏ Review   I was first introduced to Wikki Stix six years ago when I went to a local Mexican Restaurant. As we sat down the waitress handed my daughter a coloring page and a package of what we assumed was crayons. We were wrong. It was a little package of Wikki Stix. There was a dot-to-dot on the paper that my daughter was handed and you were supposed to connect the numbers with these colorful little Wikki Stix. My daughter fell in love instantly and so did I! A few months later at Christmas time my Mother in Law (who had been with us at the restaurant) remembered how much my daughter loved the Wikki Stix. So she went out and purchased my daughter a HUGE kit of them. My daughter was glowing after opening up her Wikki Stix gift. Since then she has made numerous designs and creations with these … [Read more...]

Lego Ninjago Rebooted Battle for New Ninjago City Review & 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.   Lego Ninjago Rebooted Battle for New Ninjago City Review & Giveaway! Ninjago is another cartoon that my daughter loves. I remember the first time she seen it on t.v. She begged me to let her get her Lego's out so she could play Ninjago with my 8 year old little brother (her uncle). They are best friends and they do everything together. For this review I decided that yet again my daughter would be the perfect one to let you know her thoughts on this movie! Ashes Thoughts (Age 9) Zane and Cole have a new team mate. The Golden Ninja. But when Overload takes over new Ninjago city....he wants the Golden Ninja's power! Will the Ninja be able to stop him in time?  I first learned about Lego Ninjago from my Uncle D. He is 8. He showed me the t.v. show and I have watched it on Netflix ever since. I like Lego Ninjago a lot. I am a … [Read more...]

Scooby-Doo Franken Creepy DVD Review

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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.   Scooby-Doo Franken Creepy DVD Review As you all know my daughter loves Scooby-Doo. He has been her favorite cartoon character since she was a toddler and her Uncle Travis gave her a Scooby-Doo stuffed toy. That is why I thought it fitting for my 9 year old daughter to write up a review about Scooby-Doo Franken Creepy for you all to read! Plus this can count toward her Composition school work for the day! Enjoy! Ashes Thoughts (age 9) Scooby-Doo Franken Creepy is a cool cartoon with lots of surprises in store. Velma's ancestors pasted on this weird curse. Velma got hypnotized and she completely lost her mind. After that she started doing some weird laboratory stuff and she was like a mad scientist. Meanwhile Shaggy and his pals embark on a new adventure. This hysterical movie will show you Velma losing her mind, Scooby & Shaggy … [Read more...]

Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty Review

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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.     Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Review When it comes to putty I can tell you till I'm blue  in the face that it is for my daughter. But in truth, it is for the both of us! I love playing with putty! Recently I was sent some Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty for the purpose of this review. I was excited because it has been a long time since I had putty to play with. I was also excited because I read that this putty was different from all the rest. Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty will not dry out and crumble. I was sent three really fun putty samples for the purpose of this review. Glow In The Dark, Heat Sensitive Hypercolor and Creatures. I could not wait to see just how awesome these were! Glow In The Dark - My daughter loves to play with this one in her room at night. She will roll it out flat and place stuff on it like different toys or cut out … [Read more...]

The Boxcar Children Movie Review & Giveaway!

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** I received a copy of this title for the purpose of this review. However, my own opinion was used and not influenced  in any way. The Boxcar Children Movie Review & Giveaway! Ends 8/22/14 My Abuelito (Grandpa) grew up in a boxcar. His family lived in a very small town in Colorado that is now a ghost town. I love hearing his stories about growing up in that old boxcar. As a child The Boxcar Children was my favorite book series. It was neat to read this book and know that my Grandfather and his 5 siblings were raised in a box car with their parents. In fact the whole town was made up of box cars for the people to live in. A few years ago I introduced my daughter to The Boxcar Children. She quickly took to the books and reads them often. When I was a child my Mom knew how much I loved them so she signed me up for a Boxcar Children's Book Club. I received two new books each month and have since acquired over 100 of the books! The movie goes right along with the first … [Read more...]

Ace Wonder DVD Review

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Ace Wonder DVD Review My daughter is very into detective/mystery type of stuff. She loves to solve mysteries around the house and find clues. That is why I was happy to be able to watch a new family friendly movie with her called Ace Wonder. Ace Wonder is much like my daughter. Always looking for the next adventure. In this cute movie you will be taken on a trip with Ace as he and his family as they come across a real case in a dark alley. Ace is doing some spy work when he comes across a not so nice man. The guy picks a fight with little Ace and that's when a father and son team step in to help. As Ace gets to know the family he quickly uncovers a mystery that he can't wait to solve! A mystery involving a dead relative. Will he be able to solve it? Will he gain some friends along the way? You will have to watch and find out! From Press Release: Struggling to find a storyline for his latest crime novel on a rainy day, 10-year-old sleuth Ace Wonder, P.I., stumbles across a real … [Read more...]