VeggieTales Noah’s Ark Review & Giveaway

February 5, 2015 By · 17 Comments


As an official Family Christian Blogger, I received a copy of the Noah’s Ark VeggieTales Movie to review.  All opinions/pictures are my own. 

I have been watching VeggieTales since SoccerBoy was 5 years old, he’s turning 18 at the end of March if that tells you anything. This has been one of the staples in my house even when I wasn’t attending church. I love the little stories they tell and how they relate to the bible. I was lucky enough to be asked to review the screener of VeggieTales Noah’s Ark and with all the recent Noah’s Ark movies that have come out in theater I had to see the VeggieTale version. (yes I knew it would have some dramatization, I mean there aren’t too many veggies that can talk) We have watched it as a family twice and today Nicoli (20 months old) is watching it as I type this. I love the fact that all my kids still love it (it teaches a message every time) and will sing the silly songs together.

About Noah’s Ark:

Noah and his family together with a zoo full of animals take an adventure aboard an orange slice ark. After 40 days and nights of rain, everyone’s faith has been tested, and they’re ready to jump ship. Will they chart a new course, or will they remember to trust God’s promises?

This was all about “God’s Plan” and how you must listen to it even when you think it might be crazy. I dno’t know how many of you out there question what he asks of you but I have. It starts right off with Noah’s son, Shem and his wife talking about starting their home and family on a bike ride, until they see the property and that Noah is up to something. They begin seeing 2 of every animal and as they get closer to the orange grove there is a giant boat (the Ark) in the middle of it. First, let me tell you the characters have changed slightly, by that I only mean the coloring and Bob the Tomato is thinner, these were a few things my kids noticed.

Little A (age 7) loved God’s promise with the rainbow because it was so beautiful and meant he’d never do it again.

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15 Quick & Healthy Meals for You

January 20, 2015 By · No Comments

Disclosure: This is a paid post, but all opinions are my own.

I haven’t officially announced this yet so I guess this is kind of my reveal post (another will come with pictures) about what I’ve been doing since January 1st. I’ll give you a few hints, the title of this post should help you out, but if that doesn’t I did this very thing back in early 2011. Okay, I’m looking for quick & healthy meals for myself and my kids. Why? It is just better!

Yes, I’m trying to change my lifestyle, lose the weight and get back into shape. This was a bit hard but not nearly as hard as it was in 2011. I quit the fraps and the sodas cold turkey, I had my last of both on December 31st. I didn’t get a single headache which has been great but I’ve been getting extremely tired so I know I need to kick it up a notch in the healthy meals. If you are like me quick meals are your thing, I mean ya’ll know I have 5 kids which means many times crockpot meals are the best. But sometimes I want to make a quick meal and now I totally want to focus on the word healthy. I’ve compiled a list of 15 Quick & Healthy Meals for you to pick from. Do you have any I can make? Let me know in the comments below, leave a link.

Check out 15 Quick & Healthy Meals

by Eliza Ferree at Foodie.com

Salads are great! They really are Stater Bros has a buy two bags of salad and get the glass jar Lighthouse dressing for free. I took the entire shelf. haha. I have kids that love to eat salad now as a snack or even a side and I’m not going to frown on that. I do want to move away from the bag of salads but for now we can use it to start to get use to it. I want to try some of those Mason jar salads. I think they are great because you can have them reaedy, all you do is shake them to get the dressing on everything, open it and eat. Perfect for on the go as well.

I have found many healthy meals that you can make fairly quickly like the Zucchini Boats, Greek Quinoa Salad or even the Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Casserole. I cannot wait to try them all out, so many look fresh and tasty. I was a bit worried my meals would get old quickly but thanks to my foodie collection I think I’m going to have plenty.

I’m Eliza Ferree over there and I’d love to see what you like so let me know so I can find you too.

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Electric Dog Fence Benefits & a Giveaway

January 17, 2015 By · 5 Comments

I am only posting this in an effort to help some of ya’ll win some Amazon cash. How many of you could use $50 Amazon Gift cards? I don’t know about you but I would love to win an amazon gift card. So for this giveaway we are talking about the four benefits of installing an electric dog fence. How many of you have one?


I don’t own a dog, actually I currently do not have any pets. But I grew up with dogs and some days I wish we had something like this. Why? I had a number of dogs growing up but I remember a time we had just moved into a new city and our three dogs got out. If we had an electric fence it probably never would have happened. They pushed open the gate and ran, only one came back that first night but the other two would take much longer. After a week one of the other two came back but we would not see the third dog, my favorite one, for almost 6 months and by the time we did he ended up with mange.

1.  It keeps the dogs in.

2. It can be cheaper than a traditional fence. Traditional fences can go from hundreds to thousands while an electric fence can be as low as $300.

3.  It can be added on without having to buy a whole lot of materials.

4.  Makes it easier for you to keep a nice yard. Just think you’ll no longer have to worry about weed eatting all that grass that grows into the fence.

Enter to win the $50 Amazon Gift Card from FabGrandma

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52 Week Money Challenge for You

January 6, 2015 By · 7 Comments

This post has been updated to give you more tips.

52 Week Money Challenge
By now you’ve probably seen the 52 week money challenge on either Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+ or a blog. I tend to save money fairly easy and now that the kids and I are experimenting with Crockpot meals and other home meals at home we are saving more than before. Yes, I am a penny pincher, but I still need to figure out how to best use coupons so you can bet I’ll be looking more into that this year too to save even more money. If you got a tip on coupons or some other cheaper way of doing something at home instead of buying it in the store, let me know in the comments below.

TIP: Use the Savings Catcher at Walmart. Every time you get home you just put in your TC# and if it finds another store with a cheaper price it’ll give you back the cents/dollars and it all adds up. I plan on saving mine up until Christmas. 

Getting an Emergency Fund
Dave Ramsey tends to state, as well as many other financial advisors that the best thing for anyone to have, not just families is a $1000 emergency fund. I’m like most Americans and do not have one, so this is one of my first goals. I want an emergency fund but I also want to be able to save up money for other items I am in need of here, plus fun things to do. How does one save up when they really never have? You do it with a bunch of others doing the same thing so  you can see others doing it right along with you. You pick up how they are doing it, what method they are using, how to coupon better, etc. You learn and grow together, sometimes couples will do it together, other times seeing another person such as a friend doing it, have a family member do it with you and see who will be there in the end race. Make saving fun!
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