Nov 25, 2016

24 day Advent - LIGHT THE WORLD

Have you seen this new Video and Advent Calendar?  
I am a lover of all things Advent - and this new one is becoming a fast favorite!
I love it and can't wait to get started with my family.  
It's simple and perfect for this season!  

Watch the video above and especially the video on the link here :  LIGHT THE WORLD  

Also see links below to daily videos and free printables!

Online Advent:  beautiful videos for each day

Printable from the LDS church:  

Printable From Bloggers: 
 free printable advent - fun colors with flaps to open each day

Sep 21, 2016

God Gave Us Thankful Hearts

5 Stars - Fall in to the Fall spirit with this Adorable Picture Book!
 This is the perfect book to welcome in the fall season this year.  With it's beautiful pictures, loving family, and thankful attitude, this book is the perfect gift for yourself or a friend.

One of the things I love most about this book is the loving family atmosphere.  As pup spends time with his mom and then dad the natural conversations that take place put a happy thankful twist on all parts of life.  After reading it you feel thankful and happy.  After reading it you want to jump in a pile of leaves and enjoy fall for one more day.  The art is beautiful, interesting and captivating.  The cover sets the stage with the orange colors.  The story short but meaningful.  Definitely a book for your library to read and reread with your favorite little ones.   I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Sep 19, 2016

Conference at Windsor Castle about Religious Persecution

Don't miss this amazing speech, it is well worth your time:

Helaman & 3 Nephi Study Sheets

Use this free printable to upgrade your Family Scripture Study time.  Sit around the table, color, doodle, talk, and learn more!:)
**Thanks to and for the artwork

Aug 2, 2016

WOMEN IN SCIENCE - 50 Fearless Pioneers - Who Changed the World

5 *****  - best find of the year
Oh, I loved this book immediately.  Beautiful, interesting, and worthy of any bookcase or collection you own. 
50 Fearless Pioneers is a gift I will be giving my 17 year old daughter and myself.  This would make a beautiful gift for girls and women ages 12+.  Under 12 years might find it a bit difficult to understand and the font size is smaller.  This is not meant to be a picture book for little children, but an information book. 
 With that said, I think little girls would love looking at the full pages of eye catching art and their parents will love reading it to them!  

The art is truly what makes this such a treasured keepsake.  This little hardcover book is original, refreshing and clever, not to mention beautiful.  Each fearless pioneer woman has a two page spread.  One page of information written about her along with an entire page of captivating drawings that just pulls you in.  The writing is informative but not boring.  It's packed with great information that leaves you inspired to become a pioneer yourself!  I love the added fun little facts that surround the information pages with cute drawings to correspond.  
Also you will find a couple 2 page spreads with a time line and other great information that pull the entire book together in an easy to understand way.

I can’t say enough, buy the book, you will treasure it and want to share it!  I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Here are just a few of the many, many beautiful pages.

Jul 4, 2016

The SYMBOL of the FENCE - Studying General Conference

From April 2016 General Conference:  Elder N.L. Andersen

Print and color this general conference doodle 
as you and your family discuss how to apply this excellent talk.  
  • Reach out to the Youth
  • Think about the Youth!
  • Embrace the Youth


PUNDERDOME  - 3 stars
by By daughter-father duo Jo and Fred Firestone,  creators of Punderdome 3000

Have you heard of this fun new game?  I was itching to try it and share what I thought.
Can families even function if they don't play games?  My family loves to play games - so I was excited to try this new one called Punderdome.   

Cons:  This game says ages 12+.  I would say it is really a game for ages 16+.  Our family of 11, 13, 15, and 17 all played.  Right off it was too hard for the 11 year old.  My 13 and 15 year old teens didn't want to put in the effort - they just wanted to play and laugh and not think.  If you enjoy a relaxing game, with little thought or effort, but lots of fun and movement - this is not the game for you.  My husband loves a challenge - he loved it.  I wanted to play without thinking, and so I didn't like it so much.  Also - if you need a timer - put it in the game.

Pros:  If you love to think, figure, and be clever - this is definitely the game for you!  I would also suggest playing it with peers so that it plays out fair.  If you want to be witty and clever, enjoy a real challenge then Punderdome is for you.  I liked the variety as the game switches between trying to answer clever jokes and  then back to figuring out a groan worthy pun.  This is a great game with a fresh new challenge for gameaholics.
I was given a free game in exchange for an honest review.