Friday, October 10, 2014

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair By Karen Poth Book Review

Yuletide Ice Cube Fair

By Karen Poth 
Published by Zondervan


It’s that wonderful time of year again—the Yuletide Ice Cube Fair! It’s a time of festivity and fun as Veggies gather to eat snow cones, slurp slushies, and ice skate on the frozen pond. But the greatest part of all is the Ice Cube Carving Contest! The Veggies are trying to outdo each other in an effort to win the grand prize. But the smallest of all these ice entries is truly the most grand—a carving done by Junior Asparagus. It is a tiny stable with a shepherd on one knee. Young readers discover that it’s not what’s biggest or best that’s most important on Christmas—it’s Jesus.

Christmas inst quite here yet but why not get a head start. Hailee was very happy to be able to receive Yuletide Ice Cube Fair, she loves Veggie Tales.

In this book the Veggie Tales share what Christmas means to them while keeping Jesus the most important part. They are all trying to win the big prize at the Cube carving Contest.

 Hailee is an excellent reader so it was easy for her to read. It is a great book for kids 3 & up.

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God’s Great Creation Book Review

God’s Great Creation

By Illustrated by David Miles 
Published by Zondervan


"Man and woman had been created in God’s image … that meant people were extra special to God." God spent seven days creating his world. He made the stars and the moon, the plants and the trees, and the birds and the fish. On the last day he made Adam and Eve - people like you! God loved everything that he made. But one day Adam and Eve disobeyed God.
This level 2 I Can Read! book is designed for newly independent readers and is based on the Adventure Bible - the #1 Bible for kids!
This is a great book to teach children early about God. It is a beginner level 2 book. My 6 year old had some trouble reading the book but my 8 year old loved it. She is all about learning about God.

The book explains about how God created the world. It gives easy explanation that kids very young can understand.

The pictures were a bit below my liking but the kids didnt seem to mind.

This is a great book for curious kids and is a great price as well.


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween DVD Review & Giveaway

The Wiggles: Wiggly Halloween

Trick or Treat! It's time for a Wiggly Halloween! 

Anthony, Emma, Lachy and Simon will entertain your little ones with this Halloween special filled with new and favorite Halloween tunes! Sing along with "A Friendly Little Spider," rattle your funny bones when you do the "Skeleton Scat," and move and groove with new friend Mumbles the Monster! It's a real treat to join in on this Halloween celebration with the Wiggles, Dorothy, Wags, Henry and Captain Feathersword. 

Let's have a Wiggly Halloween!


Braxton is still a huge fan of the Wiggles. I was excited to recive a Halloween DVD from NCircle. 

This DVD has twenty Halloween inspired songs, Braxtons favorite is Three Little Pumpkins.


With Halloween approaching its getting my kids into the spirit. I love the new Wiggles but its nice to still have Anthony.


Braxton loves to sing and dance along with every Wiggles song. 


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Spicy Shelf™ stackable organizer Review & Giveaway

Spicy Shelf Turns That Unruly Mess of Spices Into a Home Chef’s Organized Dream
Spicy Shelf Nearly Doubles Useable Storage Space While Making Every Spice Easily Visible

Hailee has a huge pile of perfumes in her room, she has no where to keep them so they just piled up on her vanity and looked a mess. 

I was sent a Spicy Shelf and before I could put it in my kitchen for me to use she had claimed it. She doesnt have quite enough to fill it yet but she is working on it.

The shelf has a great concept and makes any cabinet look decluttered and you an find everything you are looking for.

The Spicy Shelf can be used for spices, medicines, nail polishes, & more. After viewing my medicines on my kitchen shelf I need to get a Spicy Shelf for those. I can never find anything without taking out each bottle.

The shelves are easy to put together and can be used with your own pegs in your cabinet or used with the legs provided. the legs come in two sizes. The shelf can be used side by side as well.


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Salonpas Review

I pulled a muscle in back, the pain was horrible. A few hours later I received a package of  Salonpas for review. The package couldn't have come at a better time.

The first product I tried was Salonpas® Pain Relief Patch. It helped right away and the patch provides pain relief up to 12 hours. The patch contains two powerful pain fighting ingredients, menthol and methyl salicylate (a NSAID – a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug). It helped me so much. 

Later on my pain came back and I couldnt even sleep I decided to try the Salonpas® Gel Patch Hot. This is my favorite product. I could actually sleep during the night with this patch on and it felt wonderful. The hot was amazing and helped my muscle relax. This is my definite go to product for pain.

Gel Patch Technology soothes the pain away and menthol cools on contact then delivers deep penetrating waves of heat

Capsaicin, the actives in chili peppers, extends the pain relief for long lasting relief.

I was also sent two other products Salonpas Jet Spray & Salonpas Deep Reliveing Gel.

SALONPAS® JET SPRAY provides cool, fast relief of muscle and joint pain.  The convenient spray is unique in offering you two powerful pain fighting ingredients to allow you to reach hard to reach areas of the body!  Menthol provides faster onset of relief with a cooling, soothing sensation, while the methyl salicylate, and NSAID controls pain for long lasting relief (up to 8 hours of targeted relief)!  Finally a pain relieving spray that is no mess with it’s non-drip, quick drying formula!  Just point and shoot on still joints such as arms, hands, legs, and feet.  And due to the unique combination of actives, SALONPAS® JET SPRAY has minor smell compared to competitive products.

I did use this product and liked that it was easy to apply. I just point and spray so you can get all the areas needed.

Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel contains three active ingredients, camphor (3.1%), menthol (10%), and methyl salicylate (15%), that penetrate deep, providing effective relief for up to 8 hours. It’s an easy-to-use topical analgesic, clear, non-greasy gel that starts to deliver pain relief in seconds. Salonpas® DEEP Relieving Gel melts fast, absorbs quick, and rushes powerful medicine deep into muscles and joints.

This product I was not a fan of. I think its because of the smell. I also think I may have used to much but it made my clothes stick to me and was strong.

I love Salonpas and and happy I was able to try them. they helped my muscle pull and I will definitely be buying the patches again!

All Salonpas products, except Salonpas Pain Relief Patch and Arthritis Patch, can be used for children 12 years old and over. So its a great product for young athletes.


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Zim's Naturally Based Products


I had never heard of Zim's until I was asked if I wanted to review some products. I chose to review Max Freeze for Feet Continueous Spray & Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray.

I have always had a bad foot, sometimes the pain is so bad it feels like my foot is sprained. I have been using Max Freeze for Feet when needed it and really helps. I have also used it on my back. 

This cool, soothing spray may provide temporary relief for minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with:

Uncomfortable shoes
Running
Standing or Walking
Sore heels

Ankle Pain

Uses: For the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints associated with simple backaches, arthritis, strains, bruises and sprains.

Adults 12 years and older:

Spray evenly over painful muscles and joints.
No need to rub. Leave sprayed area to dry.
Repeat as necessary, no more than 4 times a day.
Do not spray near face. Spray in hands to apply on or near face.
Store in cool dry area.

• Natural Menthol USP 3.7% (Purpose: Topical Analgesic)

My boyfriend also has a bad foot but was unable to try the product because he is allergic to aloe. He was excited to try it but didn't want to have a reaction.


The next product  Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray gets alot of use in my house.

My sons always have mosquito bites. Especially my 6 year old. He picks them and they look horrible. I have been spraying  Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray on them and it helps him from itching. His legs are healing and looking much better.

Zim's Advanced Hydrocortisone Spray with Organic Aloe is specially formulated for use on dry, cracked skin, rashes, redness, and insect bites.

Temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations, and rashes due to poison ivy, poison oak, sumac, insect bites, detergents, jewelry, cosmetics, soaps, seborrheic, and dermatitis. This product should be only under the advice and supervision of a doctor.

Directions:

For Itching of Skin Irritation and Rashes (Adults 2 Years of Age and Older):

Apply to affected area not more than 2 to 3 times daily.

For children under 2 years of age: Ask a doctor.


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Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari Review

Riley Mae and the Sole Fire Safari

By Jill Osborne 
Published by Zondervan


Train your feet: Ignite your soul.
Pre-teen shoe model Riley Mae laces up her flaming orange Sole Fire running shoes for another ad campaign in the third book of the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. Kenya, Africa is the perfect place for runners to train, with its high elevation and encouragement from members of the famous Kalenjin tribe. It’s also a great hiding place for Riley and her Swiftriver friends from enemies back in the United States, but for how long? Adjusting to African culture is difficult, but by doing work she’s not accustomed to and by spending time with the kids and the Christian women in the village, Riley finds herself growing stronger physically, and praying expectantly for ways that God can use her to spread the Good News. Her prayers are answered in exciting and startling ways when Riley meets an orphaned girl seeking answers at a children’s home in Nairobi, but also when an error in judgment causes her to stumble into a surprise meeting with the enemy.
Hailee was very excited to get the 3rd book in the Faithgirlz! Good News Shoes series. She has been waiting to continue where she left off at the last book.
She has read the book as her homework. In this book Riley goes to Kenya Africa where she has to adjust to the culture. She meets a new friend that teaches her what God has called her to do. Riley is drawn to the children there and wants to help.
Hailee really enjoys this series and each book teaches a valuable lesson.
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Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend Review

Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of the Missing Friend

By Karen Poth 
Published by Zondervan


A Lesson on the Golden Rule
In the newest addition to the VeggieTales I Can Read series, Sheerluck Holmes and the Case of the Missing Friend, our Veggie friend Sniffy’s feelings are hurt, and he disappears from the Pizza Place. His friends are worried and ask Sheerluck and Dr. Watson for help finding him. Will they find Sniffy before the hounds of Baker Street do? And will Sniffy ever forgive his friends for treating him poorly?

Im a big fan of Veggie Tales, I think I like them more then my kids. I was very excited to get to review Sheerluck Holmes and The Case of The Missing Friend. My 6 year old & 8 year have to read books everyday as homework. They love reading this book. It is easy for my 6 year old to read since its a level one reader. He struggles sometimes with reading so this is a good book for him with simple sentences.

The book teaches who to treat your friends and be a good friend. With kids in school its nice to have books to remind them how you treat others.

We love the pictures are are never disappointed with any books published from Zondervan.





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