Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Morgan's 9th Birthday! 2015

Morgan's birthday was a couple months ago, so I'm a bit behind blogging about it!  Her actual birthday was in the middle of the week.  She woke up to her traditional Birthday pan-'cake' with frosting and sprinkles!

I spent a whole morning trying to hunt down pictures of all her previous birthdays, so I could display them for her.  She thought that was pretty neat! :-)

I always try to decorate the easel somehow, so this is was this year's.  The picture was a free customized printable. :-)

Her favorite color is blue, so she wanted some blue chalk in her hair for her birthday.

While she was away at school, I used the recipe holder she made me for Mother's Day to make her some yummy brownies!

And then we had some brownie sundaes for her birthday treat!

The big surprise for her were the riddled clues that she had to go around the house and yard to find until the last one...her present!  She received an IOU to a movie. There wasn't a single kid movie playing in our area at the time, so we waited until Inside Out came out.  (She had requested going to the movies for her birthday.)  She also received a magazine subscription to Clubhouse and some books. :-)

Morgan's Birthday Party was the following weekend.  She helped decorate her cake.  More blue! :-)

After dinner she opened her gifts from friends and family...mostly clothes! :-)

And then it was time for some delicious cake!

Another memorable birthday!  The last year of the single digits for her...sad to think about, but she's excited! ;-)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery Blu-Ray GIVEAWAY! (7/26) #ScoobyDoo

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About Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery
Get ready to Rock! Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. Gang team up with the one and only KISS in this all-new, out-of-this-world adventure! We join the Gang at Kiss World – the all-things-Kiss theme park, as they investigate a series of strange hauntings. With help from Kiss, they discover that the Crimson Witch has returned to summon The Destroyer from the alternate dimension of Kissteria! The evil duos ghastly plan, to destroy the earth! Can the Gang's cunning and Kiss's power of rock save the day?! Tune in to this Rock and Roll Mystery for some thunderous, heavy FUN!


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart" Review

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About When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart:
From the 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) and Lori Laughlin (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).

Elizabeth Thatcher (Krakow) is an independent, strong-willed teacher who has foregone the life of the big city and found a job, a home-and romance with a handsome Mountie named Jack-in the small frontier town of Coal Valley.   But when she learns that her mother has taken ill, she returns to Hamilton, her hometown, with Jack as her escort.  Once in the comparably opulent Hamilton, Elizabeth and Jack are confounded by Jack's ne'er-do-well brother and Elizabeth's former suitor, Charles Kensington.  But it is Elizabeth's father, William, who drives a wedge between them when he suggests to Jack that Charles would be a better match for his well-bred daughter.

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My Review:
This series is truly wonderfully entertaining!  The new season has several unexpected changes that keep the viewer guessing at what the rest of the season will hold.  When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart still maintains it's family-friendly appeal and there really isn't anything not to love!  I don't want to give a single moment away if you haven't seen it yet.  It's just as great as always and I personally can't wait to see the rest of the season!

Buy It!  When Calls the Heart: Trials of the Heart can be purchased through amazon.com currently for $9.58.
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