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Exodus - Gods and Kings Available NOW

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment tells the remarkable epic adventure of Moses in a spectacular display when EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS hits Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and DVD March 17. Critically acclaimed performances from a brilliant ensemble cast, including Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, Aaron Paul and Ben Kingsley, have helped catapult the film to nearly a quarter of a billion dollars in the worldwide box office1. From Ridley Scott, the acclaimed director of Gladiator, comes the epic adventure EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS, the story of one man's daring courage to take on the might of an empire. Using state of the art visual effects and engrossing 3D immersion, EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS brings new life t…

Penguins of Madagascar - #MovieNight

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. They’re cute...they’re cuddly...they’re back!  From the creators of MADAGASCAR comes the hilarious new movie that proves global espionage is for the birds!  In DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, your favorite super-spies—Skipper, Kowalski, Rico and Private—join forces with the elite North Wind team to save the world.  It’s a side-splitting, globe-trotting adventure the whole family will love!  Introduce the Penguin family to your family on March 17 when Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR on Blu-ray™ and DVD. And for a limited time, get 2 hopping Penguin toys only with the DreamWorks’ PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR Easter DVD and Blu-ray™ pack on March 17 making it the perfect gift fo…

First Birthday Fun #DisneySide

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Do you remember what the theme was for your first birthday party?  (or your kids first birthday party.)  I honestly can not remember what we did for Broxton and I would be lying if I said I remembered what we did for mine, I do know that my first was a Mickey Mouse party, but that is because my mom told me when we got to talking about Disney the other day. If you read the blog regularly, you know that we LOVE Disney and we have been very blessed to review many books from Disney Publishing.  Well, I was given the chance to host a Disney Party and we were sent a box full of Disney goodies!   As soon as I saw the Mickey Mouse decorations, I knew I wanted to share that special day with a good friend of mine.  She was getting rea…

Friday Feast - Alfajores (Peruvian Cookies)

I get random emails quite often and will just hit the delete button. Other times, I get recipes or some information that I might need or want to eventually share with you guys. 
With Paddington (the movie) coming out, I received an email for a recipe and decided to keep it... In hopes that I would decide to bake and try them out.  I have not had an urge to bake yet, but I thought it would be great to share the recipe with you all now.  
Let me know if you try it!!!!

Alfajores (Peruvian cookies) By Marita Lynn – Runa Restaurant, Red Bank, NJ Yield: 50 Alfajores Ingredients: 2 cups All Purpose flour, sifted ¾ cup Butter, room temperature 4 tablespoons Powdered Sugar 1 cup Manjar Blanco (aka Dulce de Leche)             1 can evaporated milk             1 can condensed milk             1 cinnamon stick Cookie Preparation: In a bowl, mix together, the flour, butter and sugar. Once mixed, use your hands to create a uniform dough. Cover the dough with plastic wrap and rest in the refrigerator for 30 mi…

World Of Reading - Avengers (featuring Ant-Man , Hawkeye and Others!)

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I have to admit that I love the books that have the Reading Level on the front.  I hate that I don't know what level every book is, but lets be honest, there are tons of books out there and more are coming out every day. With the level being printed on the cover, I know which ones are more appropriate for his reading level and that makes for a happy experience.  The set that we were sent was Level 1 and it included 6 books that covered the Avengers!  (We already have the set of books that follow Captain America, Thor and the others.)  The World of Reading Marvel Avengers Level 1 is set to be released on April 7, 2015. The books included in this set include:
Ant-Man Black Widow Falcon Hulk Iron Man Hawkeye Personally, I enjoy the…

Have 5 Minutes? Here are a couple #Disney Books to add to your collection!

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. Each night, part of Broxton's homework includes reading.   We have a great library, but to be honest, not so many girl books.  (When we normally get these, we share with friends or school.)  Now that we are expecting another baby and don't know what we are having yet, I am excited to be getting books that we can possibly keep to add to her library.  (If it is a girl!)  The thing I really like about these newest books is that they are "5 minute" books.  What does that mean?  It means, they are full of stories that take around 5 minutes to read.  Score one for bedtime!   5 Minute Disney Junior Stories:
Perfect for the little princess in your life (or prince if they like these characters)  we get to have a col…

Have fun being Artistic with @SuperCoolArtKit

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. We love art time here, but I will be honest with you, my creativity has gone on strike or something, because it is hard to do things these days... That was what I thought was so neat when we were given the chance to review a cool stencil set from Super Cool Art.  We got it and it was all pretty neat...
We had a kit that contained all we needed for a fun day of art.  I went to post my review of it, but I could never get the site to come up.  I did not want to post a review and then not be able to tell you where to purchase, so I waited. 
Today, I learned (just in time for Easter) that they have a pretty neat stencil set for Easter Eggs!    The website is up and going now, but it appears they have changed the products that the…

Read and Play Along Adventures with Frozen and the Avengers

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. As much as we enjoy reading, I loved when a new to us book was recently delivered. The reason they stand out so much?  They are more "interactive" than other books... without all the technology that seems to suck kids in these days!  Wondering what I mean?  Well, to be honest, when I was sent the preview sheets, I thought it was some sort of app, but then the books arrived and it was cute to watch Broxton's face as we read each page.  You have to swipe your hand over the pages, clap so many times, press to places on the pages, all while using your imagination!!! The books we were sent (very "hands on") involved popular Disney characters. Shake to Assemble (The Avengers) and Do You Want to Build a Snowman…

Big Announcement! I am #Pregnant

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In case you don't follow me on Instagram...
(If not, you should!) 
Yes, we just announced that we are expecting a new addition to our family.  Our newest bundle of joy will be here in July.  Talk about a fast (and hot) summer.  We would love prayers for a healthy pregnancy, delivery and baby.

Max and Tallulah - @parragonbooks

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. If you are looking for a cute book about love and friendship, look no further than the cutest new book from Parragon Books.  It is called Max and Tallulah and we get to watch as Max tries to get Tallulah's attention.  He does all sorts of things to try and get her attention, but the choices he makes aren't always the best.  In the end, he learns that being himself is all he ever needed to be!  
We really enjoyed this book and the colors throughout are just so bright and cheerful!

Disney Books Make Great Easter Ideas! #sofiathefirst #sheriffcallie

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The product(s) featured in this review were provided free of cost to me by the manufacturer or representing PR agency for the sole purpose of product testing. Opinions expressed are my own and are NOT influenced by monetary compensation. As much as I love books, I love finding cute ones and giving them for all sorts of occasions. With Easter being around the corner, here are a couple new books that would make great additions to the family library!  Image Credit - Amazon Me and Our Mom is a Sofia the First book that takes place on Mothers Day.  Sofia is so excited to spend the day with just her mom, but her mom had plans including Amber and James!   Sofia was not very happy with this decision.  Sofia runs into her witch friend, Lucinda, and she casts a hex that would allow Sofia one on one time with her mom!  Read the book to see what all happens on this "magical" day!  Image Credit - Amazon Toby Braves the Bully is a book featuring Sheriff Callie. …