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Holy Ghost DVD #REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY

Holy Ghost DVD #REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY


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Recently I was sent a rather interesting DVD to review.  The premise behind Holy Ghost is to let the Holy Spirit do the leading for the entire movie.  I have to say I was totally intrigued.  Especially after watching the amazing trailer for it.  

About the film:

Can the Holy Spirit Direct a Movie?

In this fast-paced documentary from the director of the popular films Finger of GodFurious Love, and Father of Lights, Darren Wilson sets out to make a movie that is completely led by the Holy Spirit. No plan, no script, no safety net — just go wherever he feels the Spirit leading him to try and discover the adventure God has for him. Whether it’s the riches of Monte Carlo, a heavy metal concert, or the oldest city in world, the result is a film that not only challenges and excites, but also reveals a God who is far more alive and active than you ever imagined.

The movie features big names such as Lenny Kravitz, Brain “Head” Welch, Bill Johnson, Michael W. Smith, Todd White, Meredith Andrews, DeVon Franklin, William P. Young, Phil Vischer, and many more!


OFFICIAL TRAILER:
 





Check out the official website here: http://holyghost.wpfilm.com 

On September 6th, Wanderlust Productions will host the FREE worldwide premiere of the film at this site —> HolyGhostMovie.com
My Thoughts:
Well this film was very interesting.  I loved how each time the crew went and spoke with people they always brought it around to the plan of salvation.  Realizing that aside from all the things they were doing with the people they met - that salvation is still the primary mission for us as Christians. 
That is about where I left off on loving this movie.  See I'm a firm believer in certain spiritual gifts being temporary gifts.  So theologically we disagree.  I think the term is called Cessationist.  

That being said the film was fascinating.  I loved seeing so many celebrities open about their Christianity.  I loved seeing where they the crew ended up along their journey.  I don't doubt they know God and are living their lives to be pleasing to him.  I just have a doctrine difference overall. 


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and 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.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Friday, August 22, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth Headphones #WIN

Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth Headphones #WIN


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With the schedule that we carry during an average day, I find it more convenient to workout at home.  One downside about working out at home is all the noise and the little people that always want to start carrying on a conversation.  It never fails that while I am at the point of pushing the last few heavy reps that my little guys want to talk and then start asking why I'm not answering them.

While I certainly am not ignoring them, they have recently learned that when they see the Sol Republic Tracks Air on my head that I am in the middle of the workout and they play at my feet and wait until the end of my workout to start one of their long conversations.

How well do these things work? I am gonna say pretty darn good because it never fails when I first put them on that my seven year old has a million questions.  I don't play the music loud but I can't hear a word he is saying which means they have to come off to answer the 100 questions he has prior to the workout starting!
Oh look! All sweaty after workout, headphones still on and no cords to tangle up in my weights! 

They are lightweight and are very easily adjusted to fit different head sizes.  I use them for workouts, my husband uses them for watching videos on his iPad when I am watching what he calls a "chick flick" on tv, and even my three and seven year old use it to play games on my iPhone or their tablet.  So basically it is used by everyone in our home and for all different reasons. Not only are they sign for the kids that I am starting my workout, but I also love the fact they are wireless.  No worries with cords getting caught up in the weights and I don't have to have my phone strapped around my arm.
What do you get when you purchase these? 
The Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth Headphones come with a USB charging cable, carrying case and owners manual.  I love the addition of the carrying case even if we don't use it a ton.  It delivers very crisp sounds and very comfortable.  The headphones provide up to 15 hours of talk time so basically an entire day.



What do the Sol Republic Tracks Air Bluetooth Headphones bring to the table:
  • Awesome sound! Powered by a large digital amplifier and Motorola's wireless expertise, Tracks AIR sound engines produce a rich, detailed sound that is equal to or better than wired!
  • Allows a multitasker like myself to continue multi-tasking:  Tracks AIR connects two devices at once, so you can watch a movie on your tablet and seamlessly take a hands-free call with the touch of a button.  Wired headphones can't do this!
  • Superior sound unchained:  On the road or roaming the home, they deliver incredible sound with up to 150 feet of wireless freedom.  And with 15 hours of enduring battery life, you can stay charged through a long flight or keep the music playing all night!
All in all I have been very pleased with the Tracks Air and they deliver as promised!  You can purchase Tracks AIR for $199 from Sol Republic or Best Buy.

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Sol Republic Tracks AIR Bluetooth Headphones ($199 SRV)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Box Car Children on DVD

Box Car Children on DVD


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Both of my older children have read books from the Boxcar Children series.  We were so excited to have the opportunity to review the DVD, The Boxcar Children.

About the Film

Four orphaned and homeless siblings happen upon an abandoned boxcar, which with a little creativity and hard work, they gradually furnish with all the comforts of home. Fearful that they will be sent to live with the reputedly cruel grandfather they have never met, the children keep their new home a secret - until a serious illness forces them to reveal themselves in order to save young Violet.


About the Cast

Featuring an all-star cast of voice actors, including Academy Award Nominee Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), J.K. Simmons (Spiderman), Zach Gordon (Diary of a Wimpy Kid), Joey King (Fargo), Mackenzie Foy (Twilight series), and Jadon Sand (LEGO: The Movie), this is the very first full-length, animated feature adaptation of Gertrude Chandler Warner's best-selling classic!


Preorder at Walmart:  http://www.walmart.com/ip/38107477

We watched this movie on a lazy summer afternoon.  I was looking to have the kids take a break from video games and it was nap time for the three year old.  I popped in the movie for the three of us to watch.  I personally had not read any of the boxcar children books but because the boys did they were familiar with the basics of the story.

This movie was delightful.  Drew us all in right away.  The children were easy to love.  I personally loved how they treated one another.  A great conversation starter for how siblings should be to one another.  They all had great work ethic, excellent manners and great character.  Such good qualities for kids to see.

This was a great family friendly movie.  One our family will enjoy again and again.  


"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and 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.



 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Toy Story of Terror on Blu-Ray!

Toy Story of Terror on Blu-Ray!


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Are you a Toy Story Fan like we are?  We own all the movies and a bunch of the toys.  To say we love Toy Story is almost an understatement!  We were so excited to review Toy Story of Terror on Blu-Ray.  This DVD features a Toy Story short movie where the gang goes on a trip with Bonnie.  They have a crazy adventure.  It is just the right amount of spooky for littles too!

The DVD bonus features were actually just as good as the main feature.  There were Vintage Toy Commercials - we loved the one with Combat Carl!  Also three Toy Story Toons were included.  It is a fun movie to add to the collection of Toy Story adventures we already owned.

About:

Disney•Pixar’s favorite toys are back! Buzz, Woody, Jessie and the gang reunite with a new friend, Combat Carl, for a spooky tale full of mystery and humor in "Toy Story OF TERROR" on Blu-ray™ + Digital Copy, DVD, Digital HD, and Disney Movies Anywhere for the first time August 19th! The combo pack comes with never-before-seen bonus features that include parody vintage toy commercials, deleted scenes and lots more! 


Bonus Materials for This Product:
Blu-ray + Digital Copy
Includes:
·       Toy Story Toons” Shorts:
o   Hawaiian Vacation
o   Small Fry
o   Partysaurus Rex
·       Audio Commentaries:
o   Toy Story of Terror!, Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex
·       Team of Specialists  - Director Angus MacLane goes deep behind the scenes to introduce the team of specialists required to make Toy Story OF TERROR!
·       3 Deleted Scenes + Editor Introductions
o   Pencil Topper Trilogy
o   Travel Brochures
o   Road Trip Roulette
·       Vintage Toy Commercials + Director Introductions
o   Old Timer
o   Combat Carl
o   Transitron
·       D23 Teaser 


You can find your copy of Toy Story of Terror  at your local retailer or online at stores like Amazon. 
Monday, August 18, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Can-It-Forward Webcast is TODAY!!! #canitforward

Can-It-Forward Webcast is TODAY!!! #canitforward


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Be sure to tun into the  Can-It-Forward today for your chance to win prizes, ask questions and so much more!! Here is the schedule of what will be discussed!

Schedule:
10:00am – 10:45am Pepper Jelly Demo with Ball® FreshTECH™ Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker
10:45am – 11:00am Tips on Urban Herb Gardening and Preservation
11:00am – 11:30am Peach Sriracha Jam Demo with Marisa McClellan of Food in Jars
11:30am – 11:45am Crafting in Ball canning jars with team from Martha Stewart Living
11:45am – 1:15pm Hugh Acheson Preserving and Mixology Demonstrations
1:15pm – 1:30pm Mixology Demonstration in Ball canning jars
1:30pm – 2:00pm Salsa Verde Demonstration with Ball® FreshTECH™ Automatic Home Canning System
Saturday, August 16, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride DVD

Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride DVD

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Peppa Pig, the hit preschool series from Nick Jr., is taking kids entertainment to a new heights with the all-new adventure-packed DVD release, Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride.  This awesome and adventure packed DVD is 60-minutes in length and features 12 episodes filled with fun entertainment and humor.




Synopsis:
Peppa is a loveable little piggy who lives with her younger brother George, Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig.  Peppa loves playing games, dressing up, visiting exciting places and making her friends, but her absolute favorite thing is jumping up and down in muddy puddles.

Episodes Included on this DVD are:

  • The Balloon Ride
  • The Cycle Ride
  • Whistling
  • George's Birthday
  • Ice Skating
  • Painting
  • The Baby Piggy
  • Very Hot Day
  • Daddy's Movie Camera
  • Dr. Hamster's Tortoise
  • The New Car
  • George Catches A Cold
If your little one loves to color, you can click HERE to download the adorable coloring sheet shown below. 

Both my seven year old and three year old has enjoyed watching this new DVD release.
Peppa Pig: The Balloon Ride can currently be purchased for $12.73.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
The FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System #canitforward

The FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System #canitforward


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Over the last few years we have started planting an organic garden.  Every year it gets a little better and a little better and this year we planted our first few blueberry bushes.  So needless to say I am super excited when we finally able to start pulling from them!

As with learning to organic garden, I have also been learning to preserve/can.  I grew up with our family planting a huge garden, but like most kids I would help pick a little and never paid any attention when the adults would all get together and can.  It has been a learning experience for sure!

This is the first year that we have had success with tomatoes and I'm excited to see what next growing season will bring. We know we will be once again expanding our gardening space and I hope to have a big enough garden so that I don't have to purchase veggies in order to can!

Last year was my first year with preserving and I did salsa, blueberry jam and strawberry jam.  The salsa did alright but I apparently did something wrong in the process and my jams never really set up the way they should.


I think it would be fair to say that I have failed more than succeeded when it comes to canning and preserving!!  However, this year I have been blessed with the opportunity to try out the FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System and LOVE it!!  It has added a lot less stress to my canning adventures and everything comes out perfect! It basically takes all the guess workout out of canning using SmartPRESERVE technology.  It automatically senses and monitors time and temperature for each recipe which is pretty awesome!



Features of the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System 116852 :


  • Pre-Heats your jars-Takes a quick 12 minutes.  Leave your jars in the canning system until you are ready
  • Comes with the jar lifter, jar rack and removeable inner pot that is all dishwasher safe.
  • Includes a recipe book that has over 26 canning recipes from Jams & Preserves, to Tomatoes and Pickles, as well as some great meal ideas!
  • Pre-programmed food and recipe buttons takes all of the confusing guesswork out of canning.
  • Each recipe is up to 30% faster which means it isn't an all day process!
  • Operates on any flat surface that is near an outlet
  • Holds 6 half pints, 4 pints, or 3 quarts in one batch.  Just always be sure to change out the water!

Also, on Saturday August 16, Jarden Home Brands will host the first annual International Can-It-Forward Day with special guest renowned chef and Bravo’s Top Chef judge, Hugh Acheson!  A day to celebrate home canning, International Can-It-Forward Day allows food enthusiasts to connect via a variety of online and in-person activities. New and experienced canners can participate in a live webcast on www.frespreserving.com, taking place on ground in Brooklyn Borough Hall Farmers Market, filled with canning demos where viewer questions will be answered in real-time by Chef Acheson and other experts while they learn the most popular (and delicious) home canning recipes. Twenty five farmers markets across the country will also be hosting Can-It-Forward Day celebrations!


In addition to the canning demos, there will also be segments on crafting, herb gardening and the brand’s new drinkware line! We will also be attempting a Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Mason Jar Mosaic!
The Ball FreshTECH Automatic Home Canning System 116852 can be purchased on Amazon or FreshPreserving.com


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To Celebrate Can-It-Forward, I'm excited to bring an AMAZING giveaway to one (1) As They Grow Up Readers.  One Reader wins: 

  • The Ball Canning Discovery Kit  : A kit designed to demystify the home canning process and make fresh preserving accessible for even the most novice canner (Retail value $11.99)
  •  The New Limited Edition Spring Green Heritage Collection Jars  (2 cases): These limited edition jars commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Ball brothers’ “Perfection” Jar and come in a beautiful green tint.  These are being produced only in 2014 and are available in both pint and quart varieties.  
  • $100 FreshPreservingStore.com Gift Certificate!!


Wednesday, August 13, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Shuriken School: The Complete Series

Shuriken School: The Complete Series

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Shuriken School: The Complete Series is released today on DVD and Digital Platforms!  My boys recently had to opportunity to check out this dvd and they LOVED it!



Voiced by Kids' Choice Award Nominee Nathan Kress, Daytime Emmy Award Nominee Jessica DiCicco, and Kimberly Brooks, Shuriken School: The Complete Series is being released for the first time ever in the US.



SYNOPSIS:
Shuriken School: The Complete Series follows the extraordinary adventures of a 10-year old boy named Eizan Kaburagi and his friends during their first year at a ninja school.  They invent the craziest weapons, using highly original components.  They learn to pass through walls, disappear in clouds of smoke and fly over rooftops.  The methods at this school are not particularly orthodox, and anything can happen, as absurd as it might seem.  Get caught up in the action as Eizan and his eccentric classmates perfect their ninja skills in all 26 adventurous episodes.

All in all my boys really enjoyed it.  My three year old was the one that originally wanted to watch it and then my seven year old quickly became interested.  He actually thought he could watch all 26 episodes in one night.  Sadly though he wasn't able to hold his eyes open long enough.

Shuriken School: The Complete Series is currently available for $26.96.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Frozen Sing-Along Coming Nov 18th!

Frozen Sing-Along Coming Nov 18th!


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Arriving on DVD and Digital on November 18th 2014

Experience Frozen, the hit musical comedy from Walt Disney Animation Studios, like never before in a new to DVD, full-length Sing-Along Edition! Follow the lyrics with a bouncing Frozen snowflake. Join Anna as she sets off on an epic journey – teaming up with rugged mountain man Kristoff and a snowman named Olaf – to find her sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom of Arendelle in eternal winter. It’s pure enchantment – and full of fun for the whole family!


 Check out the trailer for “Frozen Sing-Along” here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=923953180954984&set=vb.482368755113431&type=2&theater
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Muppets Most Wanted *NOW* Available on Blu-Ray!  #ACTIVITIES

Muppets Most Wanted *NOW* Available on Blu-Ray! #ACTIVITIES


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Now available on Blu-Ray - Muppets Most Wanted!

We had the opportunity to review this title.  The three boys watched it with me.  We giggled throughout.  Highlights were Sam Eagle and Ty Burrell's story line.  (I love Sam Eagle!)  I also thought Ricky Gervais as Dominic Badguy was awesome!  This movie had a lot of songs - which is great for singing along too.  There are many cameos that were awesome - Josh Groban, Ray Liotta, and James McAvoy to name a few!

We had a blast watching the movie and seeing all our favorites take the screen again.  This movie had mystery, comedy and all the things we've all come to love from The Muppets!

About:


Catch up with the whole gang in the globe-trotting, star-studded musical comedy adventure MUPPETS MOST WANTED on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on August 12th! Muppet fans can experience this laugh and song-filled caper like never before on Blu-ray Combo Pack in an all-new “Unnecessarily Extended Edition,” featuring 12 minutes of exclusive scenes not seen in theaters! Also included on Blu-ray and Digital HD are additional hilarious bonus features, including Statler and Waldorf’s version of the movie, and the laugh-out-loud gag reel, “The Longer, Longest Blooper Reel in Muppets History.”


Clip: 









Additional Information:

 You can purchase your copy of Muppets Most Wanted at your local retailer or online at stores like Amazon


Download Muppets Most Wanted Activity Games
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids

Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids


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How many of you can say you remember your very first Cabbage Patch kid?  I still remember when I went to the store and picked out my very first adopted doll over 30 years ago.  Her name is Noel and I still have her today. She isn't the only one that I had through my childhood years and each one was/is special.  There is just something unbeatable about a Cabbage Patch Doll!

 Have you heard about the new Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids?  They are absolutely adorable and recently we had the opportunity to check one out.  Phoebe Apple is the adorable little girl that joined our family and she has been very well taken care of.

The new Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids wear real light up shoes fashioned after the popular Twinkle Toes shoes by Skechers!

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Also, just like the original Cabbage Patch kids, each little kid comes with removable fashions, a birth certificate and adoption papers with one of a kind name and that iconic baby powder scent that everyone loves and remembers.
These adorable Twinkle Toes Kids stand 14" tall and feature a soft, cuddly body and is ready for adoption. THey come in a variety of ethnicities, face shapes, hair colors, eye colors and more!  Why not sure the excitement of a Cabbage Patch Doll with your little one and chances you are will probably be able to find one that looks fairly similar to your child.
Some even have braces!

The new Cabbage Patch Twinkle Toes Kids can be purchased for $34.99
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...
Mumfies Quest: The Movie

Mumfies Quest: The Movie

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A few months ago we were introduced to an adorable little Elephant named Mumfie.  My boys loved Mumfies White Christmas and have enjoyed Mumfies Quest: The Movie just as much!

from Britt Allcroft, the creator of the award winning children's television series, "Thomas and Friends" and "Shining Time Station," comes the magical adventure Mumfies Quest: The Movie.


Mumfie, a little elephant with a big heart, ventures far from home in search of friendship and adventure.  Along the way he meets new friends, Scarecrow and Pinkey.  When Pinkey tells Mumfie about her longing to find her mother, they begine a search to find Pinkey's mother on a gloomy, misty island.  Soon they find themselves on an even bigger quest to help restore laughter and fun to the islands.  The whole family will enjoy this imaginative and delightful tale with its loveable characters.
This is an very sweet story and as I mentioned both of my boys loved it! Mumfies Quest: The Movie can be purchased on DVD with a SRP of $9.98.
Monday, August 11, 2014 | 0 comments/Leave Comment | Read more...

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