Apr 23, 2016

Help Refugees

How You Can Help Refugees in Utah.  
Here are some great things I have discovered in the last couple of weeks and I thought I would share:

If you are like me - I would love to help, but don't have a lot of cash.  

So when I found the website Utahrefugees.com  I was so happy to learn there is a lot you can do.  

Here are some of the ideas they had:

  • Gather & Donate Household Items (some used & some new)
  • Organize a team of 9 people - everyone donate $10 - and purchase a lifesaving carseat for refugees!
  • Make a kit - bedding, school, underclothing etc.

See the website:
http://utahrefugee.org/serve.html   -  under "Make a Contribution"  then click on "service projects"

(I found these ideas and lots more on their website and app)

Don't Miss the App:   
Serve Utah

Apr 21, 2016

When Calls the Heart

Grab some popcorn it's Movie Time:)


Have you seen this new series from BBC?  Well pull out the popcorn and sit back and enjoy.  This is a great new family friendly series that has all the adventure, romance and interest you could hope for.  

This particular episode is one of many.  When Calls the  Heart is a series.  Season 1 and 2 are finished and they are now entering the 3rd season.  My girls and I love to watch this.  I admit, a few parts are a little corny, but overall, it is impressive and we can't wait to watch the next episode.  Elizabeth tops the line of main characters as she and Jack start a friendship that keeps you wanting to watch more. 

The Dance episode tells the story of a group of minors coming into the valley to replace the men lost in the mine leaving a town full of mourning widows and children.  Jack and Elizabeth steal your heart as you watch this great series.  Don't miss this Christian DVD series.   I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

A great place to buy these DVDs is at Fishflix.com.  You can get a $5 coupon to fishflix.com if you join their e-mail list!  Join by visiting www.fishflix.com/5gift or texting 5-GIFT to 44222.

Now sit back and enjoy some great movies with your friends and family!  

Mar 29, 2016

General Conference Stickers

Print these on AVERY 8293 labels 
for an easy way to label each talk in your conference journals.  
Also it's fun to watch and see who are the last apostles to speak.  Every Apostles speaks once except for the First Presidency.  

I got this fun idea from this blog  HERE,  she uses AVERY labels #5160 if you prefer that size:)  She has a fantastic blog - be sure to stay and look around when you get there!

Mar 24, 2016

7 Days of Awesome

5 Stars
Looking for a fresh new children's book?  This is my new favorite.  The book is bright with colorful pictures and  full of sunshine.  Don't miss this new children's story about the Creation of Earth .  I like the clear simple way the story is told, from day 1 to day 7.  
Dr. Seuss has some heavy competition here:).  With all the fun animals, people, and colors the book is inviting.  Yet what really spins it into orbit is the rhyming text that is so full of energy.  It makes me want to read it again and again - and that's good, because that is what happens with a child's picture book:).  
Here is one great line, “It’s outta sight!!  God first made the light.  And why would that be?  ‘Cause there’s so much to see!”  Clever and spunky, this story hooks you in.  And the best part?  Your kids learn the creation from day one to day seven.

The story is told by a hilarious old man, who is happy to tell and excited to share all about how this world came to be.  Rhymes are a great way for children to learn and develop.  This is a keeper.  Also I give 5 stars for the cover and back.  It looked so fun I wanted to dive right in.  EnjoyJ.  I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Room for Hope

I really don’t know where to start with this review.  Did I like it?  Yes?  No?  Let me tell you what I liked.  Great premise for a story – what if your husband was married to another woman and they even had children, 2 homes, 2 wives, 2 sets of lives.  Good idea for a story.

 What I did not like was this.  First the switching of voices, too many people were telling the story.  You jump from 2 different men to the main character to even a boy’s voice.  It felt choppy and I didn’t know where to rest.  Second, and maybe most important, is that she ended up with the wrong guy!  I spent the entire book growing to love one man, who truly seemed the perfect fit for her, yet she ended up with the other guy.  What???  Third, and lastly, was the religion.  I love religion, and do not mind Christian fiction at all, but this book went really heavy into the conversion, and you will have to wade through it a couple times.  It could have been done much better by spending less time on how each character comes to Christ and more time on how each character adds to the story. 

Overall, I felt the story wasn’t written well, skipped around into too many heads, and had a disappointing ending.  I was given a free copy in exchange for an honest opinion.

Mar 16, 2016

Easter Playlist

I found another great song to add to my Playlist for the Month of Easter.

Word of God Speak 
by Mercy Me

Mar 14, 2016

God is Watching Over You

THE perfect book for your Easter Basket!!

by P.J. Lyons   5 Stars:)  
This adorable sheep family makes this book a hit!  Just looking at the cover  made me want the book.  Then after reading the sweet story and seeing all the illustrations I was a fan.  This would definitely be a great gift for any child or grandchild!
I like how it is a little larger than the typical board book.  This book measures, 8 inches by 8 inches.  The size is small enough for little hands, but has big  clear pictures that draw you in.  The cover is also thicker than a regular board book – it has a padded thickness too it making it a higher quality.
The message delivered is one I want my children and grandchildren to bask in.  This book states such a simple truth, but so important. 

The colors and cute pictures make you want to read it again and again, which is just perfect right?  All the little critters from frogs, to birds, to turtles turn the pages into a delightful feast for the eyes.   I think my favorite thing about this story is its calming story that is perfect for bedtime.  Match this with a pillow and you have the perfect gift!  I was given this book free in exchange for an honest review.

Mar 13, 2016

EASTER MUSIC: Easter Challenge

This Easter let your home hum with the hymns of Easter. Join me in listening to more Easter music throughout the month!  Not too hard eh? 
I decided to buy a new CD to help me out.  I LOVE IT and highly recommend it!!!  Daniel Beck's tenor voice is gorgeous.  I love the rich tones.    I think his song "Gentle Savior" is my favorite.

And this Classic beauty is from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in their CD  "O Divine Redeemer"

Another Family Favorite is Kenneth Cope's CD "Greater Than Us All"