Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bring Frozen to Life This Halloween!


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About the Costume
Your little one can have Sven take them trick or treating this year when they wear the Frozen Anna Deluxe Costume for Girls! The costume comes with a tea length dress. The top features a light blue mesh neckline and long sleeves. The included vest top is black with sparkling green, pink, purple, and yellow designs. The top is trimmed with golden sequins. The indigo skirt features glimmering light blue and pink flowers on the bottom, and underneath is a purple petticoat. Your daughter is going to love dressing as Disney's most modern princess this Halloween! If your child has been dreaming of becoming a princess of Arendelle, this is the perfect costume for them. Add some magic to this look by purchasing a princess wand and black flats separately.

My Take on the Costume
As was the case in many homes, Frozen Fever hit our home hard when the Disney movie Frozen hit the movie theaters. After seeing the movie a few times and hearing the songs being sung over and over and over again my youngest decided that for this Halloween she would be dressing up as her favorite character, Anna. I was excited to have the opportunity to try out the above costume and when it arrived the smile on my daughters' face was priceless.

The costume itself was well constructed with great color and some fun accessories (like the broach like pin on the front as you see above. Living in a colder climate (especially in October) I liked that it offered us the option of having her wear a long sleeve white shirt under the costume for warmth if need be.

The costume comes with pretty much all that you need except the black shoes and white tights, but we had these already.

All-in-all I have one excited girl for this Halloween, and as a father I am pleased with the quality and the price of this costume!



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Monday, September 29, 2014

Book Review - The Beauty of Believing

The Beauty of Believing

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About the Book
Are you ready to blossom?

Faith is like a flower. In order to grow, it needs soil, water, and sun—food for the spirit. That’s just what this devotional is. Spiritual food to help your faith grow strong and beautiful.

Featuring 365 days of wisdom from your favorite Faithgirlz! authors, as well as quotes and questions from real girls like you, this devotional offers pages of inspiration on everything from navigating friendships, to taming the tongue, to trusting God in everything, big and small. Growing up can be tough, but Jesus is guiding you every step of the way.

Beauty of Believing combines the talents of Faithgirlz! authors Tasha K. Douglas, Mona Hodgson, Kristi Holl, Lois Walfred Johnson, Allia Zobel Nolan, and Nancy Rue, and their words of wisdom will help your faith bloom and flourish as you grow into the girl God wants you to be.

About the Authors

Mona Hodgson is the author of nearly 30 children's books and also writes 19th century historical fiction. In addition to writing and speaking, Mona likes to read mysteries and love stories, hike Arizona, travel to Africa, play table games, and play Wii Tennis. She lives in central Arizona where she spies roadrunners, quail, cottontail rabbits, and even an occasional skunk in her yard.

Friend of families Lois Walfrid Johnson is a speaker, teacher of writing, and former instructor for Writer's Digest School. She is the author of the Gold Medallion Book Award winning series Let’s-Talk-About-It; Stories for Kids, the best-selling Adventures in Northwoods novels, the Riverboat Adventures series and the Viking Quest series. Readers from more than 40 countries have written to say, "I love your books. I can't put them down." Lois and her husband are the parents of three married children.

Former senior editor at Readers' Digest, Allia Zobel Nolan is the bestselling author of over 160 books for children and adults. Now a full-time author, she lives in Connecticut with her husband, Desmond, and their three cats.

Kristi Holl is an award-winning author of dozens of middle-grade novels and six devotionals for girls. As a writing instructor with a background in elementary education, Kristi's books are on many recommended reading lists and have been nominated for numerous Children's Choice Awards. Kristi is married and has three grown daughters. She lives in San Antonio, TX. Visit www.kristiholl.com to learn more.

Tasha K. Douglas is a daughter of the Father, a wife, and a mother of four. A believer in the transformative power of stories, Tasha communicates the message of the Father’s love to women and girls, whom she calls sisterfriends. A native Texan, Tasha and her family live near Dallas.

Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband, Jim, have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.




My Take on the Book
Being a young girl today is not easy, and holding on and building your faith as a young girl can be even more difficult. This book takes girls on an annual journey with daily devotions that are down-to-Earth and allow for girls to really get to know themselves and God in a new way. What I enjoyed was seeing how each day the devotions were things that my daughter (who is 10) could relate to and understand. The book was no so dense that she got lost in it, but instead allowed her to reflect and actually have conversations with her mom and I about what she was reading which was even more powerful to me as a parent. All-in-all this was a well written book that really allows your daughters to get to know God in a fun and engaging way. Well done!


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DVD Review - Littlest Pet Shop: Passport to Fashion

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About the Book
Join Blythe and her very best friends (Zoe the spaniel, Pepper the skunk, Sunil the mongoose, Russell the hedgehog, Penny the panda and Minka the monkey) for more fun and adventure! This time, they take their friendship on the road to exotic locations like Paris, Shanghai, and Rio! And you’re invited! So pack up your most fashionable attire because it’s time to take a vacation with The Littlest Pet Shop!

Episodes Include:
  • To Paris With Zoe
  • Shanghai Hi-Jinks
  • Plane It On Rio!
  • The Expo Factor, Part 1
  • The Expo Factor, Part 2



My Take on the DVD
Get ready to get your fashion on with these great new episodes to Littlest Pet Shop. My girls have been a fan of Littlest Pet Shop since it first came out as a toy, so when the cartoon series came out, they were definitely enamored and loved it. You get a great mix of characters and writing that will bring you, and your kids, back for more every time. On this DVD you get to continue having some great interactions with the characters and you will laugh and have fun engaging with the characters in these new ways. All-in-all these were great episodes. I only wish there were more than the five that were here as my girls will always enjoy more of these!


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DVD Review - Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 2 - Vol 4

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 2 - Vol 4
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About the DVD
Grab a seat for episodes 16-20 of HOT WHEELS BATTLE FORCE 5: FUSED SEASON 2!

The Battle Force 5 team, armed with their futuristic arsenal on wheels, is led by Vert Wheeler and their Blue Sentient mentor, Sage, who have both sworn to protect Earth and the multiverse from alien domination.

When the call to action comes, Vert and the BF5 crew rush into their secret underground hub, don their shock suits, blast out through launch tubes in super cool vehicles, and race fearlessly into battlezones to stop their enemies – the Red Sentients – from achieving their nefarious goals.

EPISODES:
16. Hunt for The Magmatrox
17. Sol Survivor
18. The Blue Tide
19. Legacy
20. Shadow Runners



My Take on the DVD
This was a continuation of the season two episodes I earlier reviewed. Even though I watched this series for the first time in season two I quickly was able to catch on and get into the action. I for one, had a blast watching this. I enjoyed the action (of course) but also the animation was strong and the characters are memorable. I was surprised to as little people that knew of this series, but alas, that is their loss and now I have been encouraging more and more to watch this as it is a ton of fun. These five episodes continue to adventure and you truly get pulled into the action. I enjoyed these episodes and the overall series and think you will too!


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DVD Review - Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 2, Volume 3

Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 2, Volume 3
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About the DVD
Racing against the clock, Vert Wheeler and the Battle Force 5 crew – along with their allies Zen and Master T – wage a war against the evil Red Sentients to prevent them from taking over the multiverse.

Traversing treacherous battle zones, Vert, Zoom and the rest of BF5 use high-tech gadgets to complete their missions including vehicles with incredible amounts of speed and torque and scanners with interdimensional sonar capabilities. There’s a lot riding on BF5 as they work tirelessly to protect Earth, their mentor, Sage, and focus on the race against time to save the totality of civilization.

EPISODES:
11. Fusion Confusion
12. Mouth of the Dragon
13. Full Throttle
14. Stone Cold Warrior
15. The Shadow Zone



My Take on the DVD
In this DVD you get five action packed episodes of the Hot Wheels series. Get ready to sit on the edge of your seat for battles, high speed action and even some evil-doers trying to take control. This is a series that not a lot of people seem to have any idea about, but it was engaging and fun and definitely action-packed. After watching this I wish that there had been more episodes on one DVD, but that is just my own bias. All-in-all though this was a fun series and great episodes and I highly recommend them all to you!


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DVD Review - Slugterra: Return of the Elementals

Slugterra: Return of the Elementals

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About the DVD

In Slugterra: Return of the Elementals, a new member joins the Shane Gang. Junjie is a master of the mysterious slugslinging art of Slug Fu. But even with the power of five slugslingers working together, the Shane Gang find themselves in over their heads as they race to protect the ancient Elemental Slugs from an evil alliance set on using them to destroy the 99 caverns.

Run Time: 70 minutes, Not Rated.

The Elementals

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My Take on the Book
This was an action packed adventure that I enjoyed! On top of this, there was a ton more humor than I would have expected too. Even my daughters were laughing along, so it was not just humor aimed at adults, but it was for kids too. I now have to say that even as an adult I find that I too can get hooked to a series like this!  While the DVD is not long, it is still engaging and by the end you will be wondering when you can see more, or at least I was. This was a great DVD and is a fun series. If you have never seen it, you should!


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Book Review - The Cat's Pajamas

The Cat's Pajamas

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About the Book From the Authors' Perspective
The Cat’s Pajamas is an illustrated exploration of the etymology of a very common expression, or lingo, which is a great word in and of itself: He thinks he’s the cat’s pajamas! Or (you might say to that special someone), Baby, you’re the cat’s pajamas.
The Cat's Pajamas

Seriously? The cat’s pajamas? That’s a good thing? Why? Is that something you’re sure you want to be? Who coined this expression? What was his or her intent? These are some of the things I think about when I hear words, especially words like these, words like the cat’s pajamas. And, as a lifelong fan of myth, of folk tales, of inventive storytelling, I assume that behind every crazy, unbelievable fiction there’s something that’s actually real, something that happened, someone who a long time ago and in a land far, far away, did something a lot like that something we imagine today as being purely fantastic, incredible, ridiculous.
The Cat's Pajamas

I’ll just come right out and say it: I believe there was a time when cats wore pajamas.

How could there not have been? No one says, You’re the dog’s underpants,because dogs never wore underpants. But cats obviously wore pajamas. It’s as clear as day.
The Cat's Pajamas

I have pictures that prove it. Prove may be too strong a word because, yes, I’ve drawn these pictures. And I continue to draw them. They’reinterpretive. They’re authentic reproductions from the imaginary historical record. Does that make them less true than, say, a fossil? Perhaps. Still, I am not an archeological paleontologist. I’m a novelist, one who likes to draw.

My Take on the Book
This was a fun book that really takes on a word/saying that gets thrown around that people really do not understand. I love how the author weaves this into a story and on top of this you get illustrations that are engaging and so much fun! My daughters really enjoyed reading this together and on top of a fun engaging story, you also get a story with a message about being different and making a difference, and it is these type of messages that are so important for all of us as parents to see and share with our kids. All-in-all this was a great book that is so much fun. I highly encourage all to share this with your own kids!


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