Miracles from Heaven on Blu-ray & DVD

July 18, 2016 By · 114 Comments

Disclosure: I was sent the same prize pack for this giveaway, all opinions are my own.


Have you seen Miracles from Heaven? It is a wonderfully written tear-jerking movie.  I saw it in the theaters and absolutely loved it. This is a movie I took my oldest daughter, Katerina (aka BalletGirl) to a while back. Katerina is not one to tear up for many movies but there were several times I looked over and saw her wiping her face. As for myself, well next time I need to just bring an entire box of Kleenex with me. It was sad, emotional, inspiring, uplifting, testing, etc. I could go on but you get it. All the emotions you can think of put into one show.

Jennifer Garner;Martin Henderson;Kylie Rogers

(Family time is only that when everyone is at the table)


Eugenio Derbez;Martin Henderson;Jennifer Garner;Kylie Rogers

(The best doctors are the ones that make everyone smile when everything else is falling apart)

In Miracles from Heaven, Christy (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Annabel (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughter’s healing as she searches for a solution. After Annabel has a freak accident and falls three stories, a miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her family restored and their community inspired.

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Ice Age: Collision Course Hits Theaters Soon

July 15, 2016 By · No Comments


20th Century Fox’ upcoming animated release Ice Age: Collision Courseis coming to theaters July 22! Will you be attending? Scrat, that hungry squirrel, has done it again and all for the sake of his little acorn. In Collision Course it starts with Scrat buckling up inside a UFO and using acorn as a steering wheel until the unimaginable happens and his nut causes them to go into space….causing a ton of cosmic events that will put the whole world at risk.  Will he EVER get that nut and be able to crack it open?


Now the rest of the gang (Manny, Sid, Diego and a few new characters) must figure out how to save Earth and themselves from extinction, but who would ever stand up against asteroids. The group will leave their home to save or at least attempt to save their kind. Will they survive or will this be their extinction?


Meanwhile Sid has fallen in love but now with trouble looming over them will they be able to stick it out. Manny of course is worried about his upcoming wedding. 

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Fisher-Price’s Code-a-Pillar for Young Minds

July 6, 2016 By · No Comments

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Rabbie Ke

What do you think of the toys of today’s kids? I find them amazing. The amount of knowledge and learning it does is something that leaves me in awe.  I was recently sent a Fisher-Price Code-a-pillar which is geared to help develop the minds of children ages 3-6 yrs old in problem solving, planning, sequencing and critical thinking. These tech toys provide a fun and educational experience, and can influence how children will learn, build, and grow.  With these new Kids Tech products/gadgets and learning apps, keeping your kids engaged couldn’t be easier.

I was so excited to get selected to review the Code-a-pillar because I have little inventors in this house and everyone loves technology. Last school year I was told by Little A’s (age 8 at the time) teacher that he wasn’t very up-to-date on today’s technology and that it was hurting him in class. I knew right then things would change all the way down to his little sibling, Nicoli. BabyGirl turns 13 years old next month and is all about science (she went to Stem camp this past Fall) so it isn’t shocking that she was excited to show her 3 yr old brother all about the code-a-pillar and how it works. Course it didn’t take him long to figure it out, he even figured out that when the code-a-pillar runs into something it says “uh oh.” He knew he needed to turn it around and push the button to start it again.


I love that he is able to figure out he can control the direction this little bug does by simply changing direction piece and attaching it. For those that do not know the Code-a-pillar comes with the head (brain), 8 direction pieces a stop block and a go targets. There are 2 right, 2 left, 3 straight and the noise piece. Have your little guy/girl set up their code-a-pillar and ask them if they can figure out which way it will go and when. He’s figured out it must light up the whole bug before it starts the directions. The pieces snap together just like a USB which makes it easy for little hands.  They are also light in weight so you don’t have to worry about them being too heavy for your child to pick up. They even have cards inside the box for them to follow the codes.

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Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas

June 10, 2016 By · 40 Comments

Disclosure: We were sent the following DVD for review purposes. 

Shaun the sheep: Farmer's Llamas

Kids thoughts on Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas: When the llamas first got there they saw the soccer ball and wanted to play.  They were passing it to each other and then got the sheep to join them in a game of soccer. One Sheep had to play on the llamas team. The smart llama was spinning the ball on his foot. Everything was going great but soon things would change when peer pressure gets to the group and the sheep soon get some party supplies (soda, chips, etc) from the farmer’s house. But when you mix those with some fun-going llamas trouble always happens. These guys get in a ton of trouble making a mess of their temporary home.  It was a funny movie, I liked it.

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The Choice on Blu-ray & DVD Now

May 4, 2016 By · No Comments
I have loved every Nicholas Sparks movie so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I couldn’t wait to see this one. Now sure I wanted to see it in theaters but didn’t get a chance. I counted down the days to catch it on Redbox but thankfully I was sent one for review. The movie is great, make sure to have a thing of tissues nearby though because you’ll need them.  Perfect movie for a date night or even to give to your mom for the holiday. Basically what happens when a medical student moves in next door to the bachelor neighbor, Travis, who just seems to be obnoxious and causing her issues. When Gabby’s current boyfriend, Ryan, goes out of town on business she will continue running into Travis and fall quickly in love. Their back and forth banter will have you giggling.  They must go through a ton of “Choices” and figure out if their love is meant to me, later Travis will have to make a decision that will change their lives forever. Great movie!

From novelist Nicholas Sparks, the author of classic love stories The Notebook and Dear John, the year’s most moving romance, The Choice, will be available on Digital HD April 19 and on Blu-ray™ (plusDigital HD) and DVD (plus Digital) on May 3 from Lionsgate. Based on Sparks’ best-selling novel, written for the screen by Bryan Sipe (Demolition), and directed by RossKatz (Adult Beginners), The Choice stars Benjamin Walker (Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Maggie Grace (Taken series), Alexandra Daddario (San Andreas), Tom Welling (TV’s “Smallville”) and Academy Award® nominee Tom Wilkinson (Best Actor, In the Bedroom, 2001), in a touching love story that will make viewers laugh, cry, and wonder how far they would go to keep the hope of love alive.
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