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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Journey To Grace & Break Away Double Feature DVD Review & Giveaway!

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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.  Journey To Grace & Break Away Double Feature DVD Review & Giveaway!     Some of you might remember my review a year ago of the movie Break Away. Well now I am happy to say that you can get the Break Away movie on a Double Feature disk with Journey To Grace! Break Away Review It only took 5 minutes for this movie to hit home. There are so many people who have lost their jobs in this economy. Some of them who have lost their jobs have slithered in self pity and sat on the couch not doing anything about it….others did something extraordinary! That is exactly what Francois did without even realizing it. In Break Away Francois is laid off. With being laid off comes an unimaginable burden of keeping his family going and paying off the accumulating pile of debt that he has. Francois knows that he must do something and quickly … [Read more...]

23 Blast In Theaters Nationwide October 24th!‏

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23 Blast In Theaters Nationwide October 24th!‏   Film Notes Running time: 98 minutes, *Not Rated October 24, 2014 SYNOPSIS 23 Blast is based on the amazingly true story of Travis Freeman. A typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, Travis is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Travis shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his team advance to the State playoffs. We follow Travis and Jerry Baker, his closest friend, from the time they meet on the football field as kids through high school. Jerry’s attraction to the dark side of teenage temptations, beer and drugs, threatens to pull the friends apart. It is only on … [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...]

Mom’s Night Out Review & Giveaway!

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Mom's Night Out Review & Giveaway! If you are a Mother you understand the importance of a Mom's Night Out. It does not matter if you have one kid or ten! It is hard being a Mom. Kids are sweet and adorable, but they are also messy, filthy  and disgusting! I spend my day as a stay at home Mom. I also watch two new born babies throughout the day and have a 6 year old to take to school. This of course is on top of home schooling my daughter. My days are FULL! No matter how much I love these beautiful children I also love "me time". Unfortunately  now that I am home schooling my "me time" is less and less. I am with children 24-7! Recently I was sent a copy of Mom' Night Out starring Sarah Drew, Sean Astin, Patricia Heaton and Trace Adkins. I was excited to finally have a movie that I could watch without all the inappropriate junk. No need to worry about foul language, nudity and sex during this family friendly film. I loved this story of these Mom's who are stressed to … [Read more...]

Bring Your Family Together for Game Night with The Sims 4! #TheSims4 #CollectiveBias #shop

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Bring Your Family Together for Game Night with The Sims 4! I will never forget my first experience with The Sims Series. I was introduced to Sims. I was at a friends house, 13 years old and board. She asked me if I wanted to play this new game on her computer that her parents got for her and her siblings. It was called The Sims. I was of course willing because...well...I did not get to play computer games at home. As soon as she introduced me to The Sims I was hooked. I was able to take my creativity to a whole new level by building and creating a  little town to take care of. I used to go to her house on a daily basis so I could plant new crops, harvest and sell. I loved it.   A few months after I was introduced to The Sims my parents decided to break down and purchase a Sims game for my brothers and I. I guess they got tired of hearing about how much I loved … [Read more...]

Tom and Jerry The Lost Dragon 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. Tom and Jerry The Lost Dragon Review Tom and Jerry was one of my favorite cartoons when I was a kid. I remember coming home from school and watching it with my little brothers. I also remember watching it every Saturday morning. Recently I was sent a copy of Tom and Jerry The Lost Dragon for the purpose of this review. I was thrilled to be able to watch such a timeless classic with my daughter. Especially because it has a dragon...if you are an avid reader of my blog then you know that my daughter loves, LOVES dragons! In this movie you will watch as Tom and Jerry find an egg. Tom is instructed to sit upon the egg until it hatches....meanwhile there is an evil witch who has sent out her evil friends to find this egg. When the egg hatches the cute little dragon thinks that Tom is his Mommy! Soon the real mommy will be looking for her … [Read more...]

Disney Muppets Most Wanted 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. Disney Muppets Most Wanted Review Tonight I was able to watch a fun movie with my family. The Muppets Most Wanted is now out on DVD & Blu-Ray! I have been anticipating this movie for a long time. We missed it in theaters and could not wait for it to hit store shelf's! In Muppets Most Wanted you will be carried away with the Muppets as they go on tour. But, things will not be as fun as they had planned. There is an evil look-a-like lurking. Kermit will go through ups and downs as his evil twin tests his limits with Kermit and his friends. Kermit even ends up in Prison! Crazy! This was a cute movie and one I am sure your whole family will enjoy! Thanks Disney! You have done it again! On The Back Two Frogs! One Pig! Intrigue! Music! Mayhem! Muppets! There's plenty of fun for the whole family as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, … [Read more...]

The Identical Movie Soundtrack Review & Giveaway!

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The Identical Movie Soundtrack Review & Giveaway! Giveaway Ends 9/06/14! US & Canada! I was introduced to Elvis by my Grandma when I was a young child. We used to watch his movies together and listen to his music. In fact I remember that I had a huge Elvis poster hanging on my wall as a child and my Grandmother even purchased an Elvis Drivers Licence for me as a birthday gift. I am such a huge fan! I even tracked down an Elvis impersonator in Vegas once just to take photo's with him. Recently I found out about a movie that will be in theaters September 5th. A movie that is a depiction of the life of Elvis. The Identical Starring Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Blake Rayne and Ray Liotta is sure to be a hit! I can't wait to see it! Want a little teaser? Check out the trailer below! In celebration of this awesome movie I was able to review the movie soundtrack. On the track you will get to hear tunes performed by Blake Rayne who portraits Elvis in the movie. Along with … [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...]