Monday, December 5, 2016

Give "When Calls the Heart Complete Season 3" for Christmas this Year!

*Disclosure: I was provided the following in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

About Season 3:
From celebrated author Janette Oke (The Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier.  Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in When Calls the Heart, a beautiful story filled with "nostalgic...escapist fun" (Filmintuition.com)!

A strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city, Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) has made the small frontier town of Hope Valley her home, with no small help from a handsome Mountie named Jack (Lissing).  But life on the frontier can hand you many tough turns, and so it is for Jack and Elizabeth as they face pressures put upon them by family, friends, rivals, lawless criminals and even catastrophic natural disasters in their quest to find their place in this remote and rugged land.

My Review:
I've said it many times in my reviews of the When Calls the Heart DVDs, but my family really can't get enough of this wholesome, family-friendly show!  It truly is wonderfully refreshing to watch!  This collection of Season 3 is the perfect set for any fan of the show.  I'd highly recommend it as a wonderfully thoughtful gift this Christmas that can be enjoyed, as it is watched, over and over again!

Buy it!
When Calls the Heart Complete Season 3 can currently be purchased on amazon.com for $39.99!



Thursday, September 29, 2016

"Baby, Baby!" Board Book Review & GIVEAWAY! (Ends 10/5) #FlyBy

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About Baby, Baby!

A sweet, colorful board book that appeals to a baby's interest in looking at other babies.
Babies enjoy books, looking at other babies, and their own flowering abilities. This short rhyming poem combines all three in a sweet and happy way, while introducing babies to God's love for them. The simple words are paired with colorful images of babies engaging in familiar activities, allowing the book to be used as an introductory concept book as well. And it ends with a reminder that Baby is always loved by God.

My Review:
Baby, Baby! is everything a board book should be and more!  Little ones will be engaged in looking at all the sweet baby faces, as well as all the catchy colors.  The wording is simple, sweet and rhymes!  Rhyming really adds to the fun of reading to babies. Baby, Baby! contains not just one, but TWO mirrors for little ones to see themselves IN the book!  It's a very solid board book that will not only be easy for little fingers to turn pages, but will also hold up well.  This sweet book ends with a simple statement about baby being loved by God.  A message that can never be taught too soon.

I highly recommend Baby, Baby! for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. to read to the little love in their life.  It will make for some great bonding time!

Buy it!

Baby, Baby! can currently be purchased on amazon.com for $7.99.  

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

"Caged No More" DVD Review

*Disclosure:  The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.


About Caged No More:
Inspired by real events, “Caged No More” is the story of Aggie Prejean, a grandmother on a desperate search to find her two granddaughters, Skye and Elle, who have been kidnapped by their sinister father. As the details behind the girls’ disappearance begin to unravel, they have been discovered to have been taken overseas to be sold into the sex trade. Aggie enlists the help of the girls’ uncle, a well-respected local philanthropist, and his son Wil, who is former Special Forces. A global hunt ensues, and the team will stop at nothing to see the girls safely returned home.



My Review:
Caged No More is a movie that I have to say I was quite interested in watching when I received it being that it is about sex trafficking.  I've just heard recently that the human trafficking business is huge.  (I knew that it was going on, I just didn't realize how much.)  My state, the state of Michigan, is No. 2 in the country for human trafficking.  Shocking.  With it being such a big criminal industry, how is that I haven't been hearing more about it!?

With all that said, Caged No More is a great movie to bring more awareness to the human trafficking industry.  It's a very moving film and very well made.  The lengths that loved ones went through, and the danger that they put themselves in, to save the lives of 2 girls was inspiring.  The faith that they had to make it through the trials was even more inspiring.

Caged No More is a great film that I think everyone with children should see.  Be aware of how easy it would be to lose your child to something like this.  Be active in your children's lives.  Make sure they know how much they're loved and valued.  And teach them the importance of safety on the internet and elsewhere.

Buy it!
The "Caged No More" DVD can be purchased on amazon.com for $12.29.

Be on the lookout for Caged No More II in 2017!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

"When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero" DVD Review

*Disclosure: The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.


About When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero
From celebrated author Janette Oke (The  Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier.  Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing  (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and  Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in  When Calls The Heart, “a beautiful story with roots in relationships, self-empowerment, and the enduring power of love” (Common Sense Media).

New arrivals bring excitement, love and danger to Hope Valley.  Pastor Frank has been reinstated following the revelation of his criminal past, but the arrival of his old cohorts, the Garrison Gang, are making life-and his relationship with Abigail- very tense.  Bill Avery has his own debt to settle with Jake Garrison, and Jack intends to stay Bill's hand from killing the man.  Meanwhile, Lee's foot injury brings a pretty nurse, Faith Carter, from Hamilton...and soon after, her possessive fiance.  And Jack rises to the defense of new settlers on Gowen's land when Gowen abruptly raises their rent.

Take a peak at the trailer:

 
My Review
More giggles, suspense, and hearts warmed in my family by another awesome When Calls the Heart DVD.  Jack and Elizabeth's relationship grows stronger despite troubles that may have swayed them in previous seasons.  I honestly feel a proposal has to be coming soon!  I know my kids are thinking it'll happen each time we watch another DVD.

I can't say enough about how wonderful the When Calls the Heart series is!  Please be sure to check it out.  I'm sure you'll become hooked too! :-)

Buy it!
The When Calls the Heart: Heart of a Hero DVD can be purchased at amazon.com for $9.39.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Living Hope" DVD Review

*Disclosure:  The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

About Living Hope
LIVING HOPE is the story of three extraordinary individuals who have devoted their lives to serving the poor in South Africa. It is a feature length documentary created by the filmmakers behind Journey to Everest, Apostles of Comedy, and Honoring a Father’s Dream: Sons of Lwala.  John Thomas, a pastor who is leading his church to serve the sick, hungry, and dying in the communities that surround them. Journey beside John through the neighborhoods where they work, meet the people their ministry has impacted, and hear from his heart why they chose to make a stand for the poor.  Joey Lankford, a businessman and father of four who moved his young family from the United States to Cape Town. Journey beside Joey as he equips men and women with job skills, and leads them out of the bondage of poverty.  Leonie Rustin, a single mom and nursing assistant, who turned from a life of crippling drug addiction to follow Christ. Journey beside Leonie as she attempts to help other in her community unshackle the chains of addiction and prostitution.

Take a peak at the trailer:
 

My Review
Living Hope isn't just the name of this film, it's the name of an amazing organization in Cape Town, South Africa that is working to show Jesus to those who are hurting.  Unfortunately, there are many, MANY, hurting in Cape Town from all sorts or things...poverty, disease, drug addiction...and the list goes on.  I can't begin to relay how moving this film was to watch.  It's amazing what sharing God's love with others can do...not just by telling them, but by serving them and helping them.

This is a beautiful documentary that I highly recommend watching.  It'll move you to do more to help those in need as it has my own family. After viewing this film, my daughter asked if we could donate to the Living Hope ministry, which I think is an amazing idea. :-)

Buy it!
The Living Hope DVD can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.99.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

"When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts" DVD Review

*Disclosure: The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.


About When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts
From celebrated author Janette Oke (The  Love Comes Softly series) comes a rigorous and romantic adventure as epic as the wide frontier.  Erin Krakow (Army Wives), Daniel Lissing  (Eye Candy), Jack Wagner (Melrose Place) and  Lori Loughlin (Full House, 90210) star in  When Calls The Heart, “a beautiful story with roots in relationships, self-empowerment, and the enduring power of love” (Common Sense Media).

Big revelations are in store for Hope Valley as Elizabeth moves into her own row house, dismaying Jack, who has been planning to build a new home for the both of them. Rosemary discovers that Lee has taken out a loan and worries that he is in financial difficulties.  And Jesse, the young drifter who works in  Abigail’s kitchen, has information that could ruin Pastor Frank’s good standing in Hope Valley,  and begins his plan to extort the pastor with an  old “Wanted” poster…

Take a peak at the trailer:


My Review:
I want more of When Calls the Heart every time I watch it!  It never disappoints, and always makes my family laugh as well as give us a warm fuzzy feeling after watching it.  Jack and Elizabeth work through even more of their relationship in this DVD and there is more trouble as always.  Each episode keeps us guessing and the next DVD couldn't make it to us soon enough.

This is one series that I don't think I could ever grow tired of.  If you haven't seen When Calls the Heart yet, make sure to check it out!

Buy it!
The When Calls the Heart: Troubled Hearts DVD can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.39.

Friday, June 24, 2016

"Chasing Grace" DVD Review

*Disclosure:  The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.

About Chasing Grace
A tragic accident threatens to destroy a pastor’s family and sets into motion a complex betrayal between two brothers, while exposing secrets no one wants to face.

Pastor Jonathan Matheson lives in a world of black and white, yet finds a way to navigate the “grey in-between” to work to his advantage, while facing one of the most tragic moments of his life. Set in small-town America and woven inside a tale of redemption, “Chasing Grace” is a story of how one family takes on the burden of guilt in order to make sense of their loss. While pointing the finger of blame at his brother, Pastor Jonathan also chooses to hide from the truth while trying to escape his own personal demons. “Chasing Grace” is loosely based upon true events and provides a powerful story about the redeeming power of forgiveness.

Take a peak at the trailer:


My Review:
Chasing Grace was an interesting and moving film.  I think it did a great job at showing how alcoholism can destroy a person and everyone around them.  The movie covered every negative aspect of alcohol possible...from getting sick to people dying.  There was a lot of sadness which was dealt with in many different ways in the family.  I wish it showed more prayer and community support, but I think it was somewhat implied.

Unfortunately, I found parts of the movie confusing.  I think too many of the 'bad things' were implied throughout Chasing Grace and I found myself trying to read into what was going on.  I appreciate that they didn't want to show anything too negative, or intense, but maybe some of it should have been left out so the movie was easier to follow.

While Chasing Grace had its confusing parts, I'd still recommend it to those who have suffered from alcoholism in their family.  Maybe it could move them to take the steps toward forgiveness that was demonstrated in the film.

Buy it!
The Chasing Grace DVD can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.99.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

"Awakened" DVD Review

*Disclosure: The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.


About Awakened
Newspaper reporter Jacob Harker (Rob Boltin) loses his job, forcing he and his wife, Haley (Gwendolyn Edwards), to move into a small rental house owned by Webster Cain (Michael Monks). In the process of moving in, Jacob discovers a discarded audio recording of 60’s blues singer Carol James (Hannah Hughes). Captivated by the voice on the recording, Jacob conducts an investigation into Carol James’ life and death.  Through his pursuit, Jacob becomes haunted by an evil spirit. While the spirit seductively persuades Jacob, drawing him deeper and deeper into its own malicious plot, the spirit attacks and terrorizes Haley, creating both fear and distrust in the Harker’s home. Haley sees her husband turning into someone less recognizable each day.
How can a marriage survive such attack, deception, and evil?
Can the faith of one help restore the condition of another?

Take a peak at the trailer:

My Review
"Awakened" isn't a movie that I'd typically pick out to watch.  I usually stay away from movies that have evil spirits and tend to be scary.  Fortunately, this movie is a Christian film and, although it got very intense, I knew I wasn't going to be grossed out or have nightmares after watching it.

The plot of the movie was interesting enough to make me want to keep watching it.  I like that it shows that the devil is working behind the scenes of the evil that happens, but that God always wins in the end.

I think the actors did an awesome job.  Unfortunately, I felt like the filming was a bit strange and sound was a little off.  I had to turn our TV all the way up to hear the movie

All-in-all a good film.  I'd recommend picking up a copy of Awakened and checking it out for yourself.

Buy it!
The Awakened DVD can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.99.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

"The League and the Lantern" Book Review & GIVEAWAY! (Ends 5/22) #FlyBy #TheLeagueAndTheLantern

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About The League and the Lantern:
The League and the Lantern is the first book in a new adventure series for middle-school readers. It all starts when a dangerous organization invades Jake Herndon’s seventh-grade sleepover. He escapes along with two new classmates, Lucy and TJ, only to face a 48-hour fight for survival on the streets of Chicago. The kids unravel a mystery dating back to the Civil War, and an incredible secret about Jake’s family. Along the way they learn unexpected lessons about courage, family and friendship.

Hardcover, 282 pages

About the Author: Brian Wells:
A concerned dad who couldn’t find quality entertainment for his kids. He has worked and produced 15 TV movies for the major networks, and this is his book debut.

My Review:
My kids and I can't get enough of this book.  We're halfway through it and absolutely LOVE it!  It has humor, mystery, adventure and is totally awesome!  The kids and I can't wait to read it together each night and then we don't want to stop.

The League and the Lantern is written wonderfully for both kids and adults.  Each chapter draws the reader in more, reveals a little more of the mystery and leaves the reader hanging just enough to want to read the next chapter.  

I love how the characters interact with one another.  I really enjoy reading each part aloud to the kids and changing my voice to match the mood and expression. Of course the kids are loving it too.  I think it's great when they're laughing and enjoying the book just as much as I'm enjoying reading it to them!

I highly recommend The League and the Lantern to everyone (about 8 and up)!  

Buy it!
The League and the Lantern can be purchased here.  The downloadable version is $7.99 while the hardcover book is $16.99.


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Congratulations to comment #1, Ken Ohl!

One lucky reader is going to win a copy of the "The League and the Lantern"!

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Orkin Mosquito Summer Scientist GIVEAWAY! (5/8) #LearnWithOrkin

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Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in order to better tailor plans that help keep them out of your home this summer.

To help you better prepare yourself and your family to fight the bite, Orkin presents the “Buzzer Beater” app, which features its deep scientific knowledge of mosquitoes.

Check out this scientific fact about mosquitoes!  Interesting!

Are you prepared for mosquito season this year?
At Orkin, we use the latest technology and unparalleled training to develop an effective treatment that's right for your needs. To learn more about our pest control based in science or to schedule an inspection, visit orkin.com or call 1-800-800-ORKIN.
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GIVEAWAY!

Congrats to comment #14, Stephanie Grant!

One lucky reader is going to win a Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit!

The Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kits are fun for the whole family! Each pack includes:
  • 2 Bug Catcher Craft Kits: These awesome DIY bug catcher kits will let your family’s personality shine through while also learning about nature and the world around us. The kits include a variety of foam ladybugs, dragonflies and more!
  • 2 Bug Nets: Explore the great outdoors with these fun mesh insect nets. They can be used to collect and study butterflies, ladybugs, caterpillars and many other backyard creatures.
  • 2 See-Through Bug Jars: Reveal the wonders of your backyard with these clear bug jars. Each transparent plastic box has a magnifying lid for better insect viewing. Young explorers love discovering worms, butterflies, ants and insects. These containers allow them to make homes for their new discoveries.
  • 2 Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters: Scratch faces, designs and more on these Magic Color Scratch Little Garden Critters! A perfect kids' activity for critter lovers, simply scratch away the black coating to reveal vibrant rainbow colors. Includes butterflies, frogs, turtles and more.
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Creepy Crawlers: Turn off the lights and let them glow! These vinyl glow-in-the-dark bugs are lots of fun for all ages.


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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"Wildflower" DVD Review & Giveaway!! (4/20)

*Disclosure: The following DVD was provided to me in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.  All opinions are my own.



About Wildflower:
Creatively gifted, college student Chloe Moray (portrayed by Nathalia Ramos, known for BRATZ, Arrested DevelopmentHouse of Anubis) finds solace from a difficult childhood in her extraordinary art. But when an alarming dream begins to recur nightly, Chloe starts to believe that it might be a suppressed memory and that she may have witnessed a terrible crime as a little girl. Her search for peace takes her on a journey that forces Chloe to confront her past traumas and leads her to cross paths with Josh (Cody Longo, known for NOT TODAY, Hollywood Heights, Nashville), a young man dealing with his own painful loss. Together they find in each other someone they can trust as they seek to unlock a cold-case mystery from years before. But with the authorities blocking the way, Chloe's new-found hope is challenged in this powerful story of faith, triumph and healing.

Link to trailer: https://youtu.be/K0KLHhHOvws
Website: http://wildflowerthemovie.com/


**WILDFLOWER will be available on DVD and VOD April 5th, 2016 and airing on Lifetime Movie Network in June.  

Take a look at the trailer:

My Review:
Wildflower draws the viewer in from the beginning and keeps you guessing right up until the very end.  Not only is it suspenseful, but it's also moving and just an all-around entertaining movie to watch.  While it may not be the most family-friendly, there are very few moments that are too intense.

The entertainment aspect is definitely a strong positive element of this film, but so it the faith component.  It shows how opening up and trusting can lead to healing...not only for one character, but several. It really shows how God works in mysterious ways!

A great film that I can see everyone enjoying.  I highly recommend purchasing a copy of Wildflower!

Buy It!
Wildflower can be purchased on amazon.com for $14.98.

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One lucky winner will receive their own copy of Wildflower!

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

"Noble" DVD Review

*Disclosure:  I was provided the following DVD in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any way.  All opinions are my own.


About Noble:
They broke everything but her spirit. They took everything but her dream. NOBLE, the award-winning feature film, is the incredible true story of a fearless Irish heroine driven by her daring vision to escape the slums of Ireland and risk everything on the streets of Vietnam.

Take a look at the trailer:

My Review:
Noble is an awesome film about an amazing woman's life.  For Christina Noble to go through all she did, more than any one person should have to experience in their life, and overcome it all is truly inspiring.  Not only does she overcome it, but also goes on to help children who suffered as she once did.  This movie pulls on your heart-strings and is one that, once watched, will never be forgotten.

I highly recommend this movie to all.  Go out and get a copy.  You'll be glad you did!

Buy It!
Noble can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.49!  (A steal for such a great film!)

Monday, April 4, 2016

"When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart" DVD Review

*Disclosure: I was provided the following DVD in exchange for my honest review.  I was not compensated in any other way.  All opinions are my own.


About "When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart":
In the days before the big New Year’s Eve celebration, Hope Valley sees some unpredictable resolutions. For instance, Abigail sets out to catch whoever’s been stealing from her kitchen: and finds herself in charge of two orphans in the process. Elizabeth resolves to take charge of Jack’s dog, Rip, in an attempt to remedy Rip’s apparent jealousy of their relationship. Rosemary is determined to win a San Francisco Herald essay contest about a "real frontier family",… and has to pose as Lee’s wife when a reporter from the paper shows up. And Bill Avery tries his best to convince Jack that he’s not the one who should be behind bars for counterfeiting. Meanwhile, two visitors in town ponder sticking around and causing trouble for both Jack and Pastor Frank!

My Review:
As the first DVD of Season 3, When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart starts off right where Season 2 left off.  I appreciated getting answers right away to the questions I had when Season 2 left us hanging.  It was good to see Elizabeth back in Hope Valley, teaching and working with the children again like in Season 1.  While the kids were in in Season 2 a bit, I missed the Elizabeth working through troubles that the kids and their families had.

This season looks like it's going to have the same elements that my family has loved all long in the When Calls the Heart series.  The mystery, drama, romance and all around family friendliness of the series are all things that make us adore the When Calls the Heart episodes so much.

When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart was a great kick-off for Season 3 and I can't wait to see what the rest of the season has in store for our viewing pleasure!

Buy It: 
When Calls the Heart: It Begins With Heart can be purchased on amazon.com for $9.39!  An awesome deal for such a great DVD!
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