Monday, March 31, 2014

Iesodo DVD Reviews

Iesodo Faith and Love DVD's
Meet Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe), a wise dove whose name means "The Way of Jesus"! He and his lovable feathered friends live in the Holy Land in a beautiful Cypress Tree on the shores of a vast Lake (or as we know it, the Sea of Galilee). The birds are an unlikely group of friends, and though they have their differences, they have one thing in common: since they met Iesodo, their lives have never been the same!
These are both super sweet movies that my kids love to watch again and again and I love them watching them. So many times I feel I have to sit and watch a movie with my kids due to how inappropriate kid movies can be today, but not with the Iesodo films!
There are three different DVD's in this series called Believe, Faith, and Love.
The run time is about 50 minutes and can be purchased on Amazon for $14.99. These DVD's also include really great bonus features like Bible verses, music videos, songs, and more! There is even a discussion guide available on their site at
While on the Iesodo site, please check out the fun and games section where you can download coloring pages and crafts your child will have hours of fun with.
These are wonderful DVD's that will teach your child biblical values.

Each DVD has two inspiring stories from the Bible with fun characters and catchy songs that will teach your children while they are enjoying this fun movie!
Love Episodes:

“Birds of a Feather, Fish Together”– The wedding of Freddie and Fiona finch is headed for disaster!  Iesodo steps in to calm everyone’s ruffled feathers and make the event a success.

“Love Your Enemies”– Zack, the tax collector, doesn’t play by the rules.  Iesodo shows the flock that treating those who are mean to you with kindness really does make a big difference.

Faith Episodes:

“Miracles are Everywhere”– A big event is happening!  Thousands of birds from all over the world have gathered to meet Iesodo, but food is scarce and the flocks are getting hungry.  Iesodo provides in a way no one could have expected.

“The Wind and the Rain”– The flock is soaring through the sky on their way back to the Cypress Tree when a sudden storm approaches out of nowhere!  Trapped at sea and frightened, they learn that when you have faith, anything is possible.

If your family enjoys fun, wholesome entertainment you need to check out Iesodo!
I received a copy of each of the Iesodo DVD's Faith and Love in exchange for my honest review. A positive review in not guaranteed. All thought and opinions are my own.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Our Bigger Family

When my husband and I married we both already had children.
Within the first two years of our marriage there were adoptions all around. His kids, my kids, somebody else's. It was a modern day "His, Mine and Ours" happening. 
By our 5th wedding anniversary the "ours" started coming into the family with the birth of the first of three more children.
By 2009 we had decided our family was complete (with the exception of fur babies).
We often talked how quiet our home would someday feel when all the kids were grown.
How busy things were, but some day it would slow down and we might even be bored!
As our first and then second child left home we started to rethink our thoughts years earlier.
Could we have been wrong?
Will our home ever be quiet?
Would our crazy, busy lives ever slow down?
With two now out on their own, it sure didn't feel any different.
And then it happened.
Something we thought we had years to prepare for. Something we forgot to take into consideration and realized our excitement for quiet peaceful days were never going to come.
And just like that our family grew.
But not just Grandchildren (which we completely adore) but our children's significant others!
This past Christmas we had two more "children" around the tree Christmas morning.
So one night I laid in bed thinking as I usually do and started the math.
10 kids
10 spouses
IF they average 2 kids each
Plus me and my hubby
OVER 40 people to our immediate family.
I've rethought how our lives will be and this is what I came up with.
We will forever be surrounded by children.
Our home will always be filled with noise.
And for alone time my husband and I will travel!!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale with Electro-Mechanical Weight Dial
This sleek looking scale came at the perfect time as my husband and I are working on dropping some extra weight. In addition to watching our diet and exercise, we now have this incredibly cool scale sitting on our bedroom floor for weekly weigh ins.
I don't usually leave bathroom scales sitting out, but the modern design of this scale was too cool to keep away.
I appreciate the two options for reading the scale.
The way it lights up when I step on it.
It's very accurate and consistent.
Large dial and digital display.
Very durable.
Weighs up to 400 pounds.
Large foot plates - even big enough for my Grandson to be weighed!
The scale runs on 3 AAA batteries and automatically shuts off to conserve the life of the battery.
I really love this scale and am looking forward to using it for many years to come.
You can purchase the Ozeri Rev Digital Bathroom Scale from Amazon by clicking HERE for the affordable price of $29.95.
Visit the Ozeri web site for other great products HERE!

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Baby

My 10th child, Marlee will be 5 the end of May, but I feel very confident that she will forever be known as "the baby" in our family.
She has many other names we refer to her as -
A Handful
The list goes on AND on depending on the day and what she got into.
I think in the crowd that lives in our home, she feels the need to make her presence known.
And she is very good at it!

She has gotten into more "trouble" then my other nine children combined!
Notice in the picture above she didn't just decide to color her face instead of her paper, but also gave herself a haircut.
Marlee is sassy!
Doesn't like clothes!
Likes to show us her food.
Is super silly!
Likes to grocery shop with blue hair.
And just when I'm at the end of my rope because she used the frig as a bathroom, ate my contact lens, painted her tongue with nail polish, filled my clothes dryer with noodles, fed the dog my new make up brush, and has me on a first name basis with poison control...
She looks like this -
So sweet, so peaceful, almost angelic enough to make me forget all those naughty things she did. I'm sure one day - ONE DAY, I'll look back and remember all my Marlee stories for her children AND pray she has one just like her!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

I have suffered from knee pain for most of my life. Achy, painful joints is just something I've learned to live with. My husband has had back pain for years and even had surgery six years ago.
We've both used many different types of creams to help relieve some of the pain and with that comes the smell of medicine and stains on our clothes.
I've always been very interested in and like to try a more natural form of pain relief for all the aches and pains my family suffers from. I don't like popping a pill and rubbing on medicine creams for every little thing - I don't think it's good for us.
I was very anxious to give Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream a try with my family.
I love the fact that it's natural! That means no harmful chemicals and no known side effects! That is very important when using a product, especially on my children.
I was the first to try Noxicare on my knee. It was the end of a long day and my left knee was really hurting with joint pain. So I opened the tube and the first thing I noticed - NO SMELL! No medicine smell at all! Then rubbing the cream on my knee I was thrilled again to find out that it wasn't greasy and it rubs on just like a lotion!
I'd like to add that I have very sensitive skin and have prescription cream for Psoriasis that really acts up this time of year with the cold weather. After applying Noxicare I had absolutely no reaction to the pain relief cream at all!
I really like the way the Noxicare went on and even better I loved how I had almost instant joint pain relief! I could feel the cream on my knee, but not in a heavy lotion way or thick and greasy. Almost in a healing way. My knee definitely felt better and Noxicare is safe to use everyday!
My husband had the same experience I did with the pain relief cream - experiencing a definite decrease with his back pain. He noted how in the past with other over the counter creams and medicines he would have to wait for them to dry and hated the smell that seemed to stick with him all day. Noxicare went on smooth not sticky or greasy, had no smell at all, and best of all it really helped!
If you suffer from joint, muscle, and nerve pain I'd really recommend you try Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream. I'm so glad I did and will continue to use Noxicare in the future for me and my family. Visit the web site for more information and to place an order so you too can be pain free!
I'm also giving away a bottle of Noxicare Natural Pain Relief Cream to one lucky winner!
Enter below!

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Paddy O’Shea’s Golf Card Game’s mission is to bring families, friends and people together for hours of fun, entertainment, and conversation.

We are a family that loves games! Card games, board games, scavenger hunts, outside games - you name it and we love to play it!
So when the opportunity comes up for us to review a new game we've never played before we get really excited to dive in!
I love that my kids are so into playing games. It's a nice time to come together, laugh, have a good time and Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game provided all that!
The game comes in a nice size, sturdy box that is good for storage and travel. A score card tablet and a 114 card deck are included. 
The deck of cards are bright, fun colors the fit the theme of the game perfectly!
The card game is for 2 to 6 players and the object of the game is to score as few points as possible, just like the sport of golf. Each player arranges their cards face down in a grid pattern.
Each player is dealt 9 cards face down. The remainder of the deck is placed face down and becomes the draw pile. The top card is turned over, face up, to begin the discard pile. You want to finish the game while trying to get the lowest score. Players can reduce the value of the face up cards in front of them by swapping them for lesser value cards or by matching 3 of a kind in a row.
Each player's score is tallied and recorded on the score sheet.
You can read more about the rules HERE.
This game is easy to learn, fun to play, and luck definitely has lots to do with this game. My family also liked that it didn't end to quickly like some card games. We played our first game for about 45 minutes.
Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game is for ages 10 and up and retails for $9.95.
AND I'm having a contest!
One lucky reader will WIN their very own Paddy O'Shea's Golf Card Game!
All you have to do is leave a comment below telling me if you're family would like this game!
But hurry!! Contest ends in just a few days!

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Beltlock Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

"Stop little fingers from releasing that belt"

This is an amazing invention! I personally have never seen anything like this awesome, little gadget!
I jumped at the chance to review this product because I really need it!
I have two children in booster seats and both are at an age (4 and 6 years old), that are old enough to unbuckle their seatbelts.
As many of you know I have ten children, so the vehicle I drive is a large, 12 passenger van. There have been several times I've been driving and suddenly realize I have a toddler that unhooked his seatbelt and is now roaming the van! How scary and unsafe!
By placing the Beltlock over the buckle they can no longer unhook the seatbelt!
How It Works
Place Beltlock over the seat belt receiver
Insert the buckle through the Beltlock and into the seatbelt receiver
To remove insert a key or any narrow object through the Beltlock to push the release button
Remove the buckle from the receiver and then remove the Beltlock

In addition to the helpful website full of instructions and a video. Your Beltlock will also come with written out directions to help you understand how it works.
Looking at the Beltlock after first receiving it, I have to admit to being a little confused as to how it may work, but with one simple use it was very clear and very easy. The placement was so easy that my older kids now put the Beltlock in place for me. It is just placing the Beltlock over top! Unbuckling was just as easy. I use my keys as that makes the most sense since every time I'm in the car I have my keys with me. I simply push the key down the louver to release the belt.
My 4 year old daughter wasn't very happy that she wasn't able to release her seatbelt.
Her little fingers were not able to squeeze through the Beltlock.
But releasing it was easy with any type of key.
This is definitely a product I highly recommend to all parents with children still in car seats.
A great gift for the parents to be as well! 
Beltlock is effective and affordable!
I feel so much better when I'm driving knowing my children are safely secure in their seats.
Visit the Beltlock site today for more information or to order.
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