Monday, December 16, 2019

Harry Potter Crochet


 Harry Potter Crochet
Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  I did receive a sample from Thunder Bay Press through Media Masters Publicity of the product in exchange for this review and post.

Are you looking for that perfect, last minute gift for that special, Harry Potter fan in your life? How about a sneak peek to show you everything that is included with this amazing, Harry Potter Crochet Kit? This kit comes with everything you need to make a Harry Potter and Dobby (with his sock!) amigurumi dolls, out of yarn. The materials include yarn, stuffing, needle and thread, safety eye beads, and an amazing crochet hook shaped just like Harry's wand! 

 Harry Potter Crochet

The kit also comes with a 76-page instruction book that explain how to make 12 amigurumi dolls,  including Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Dobby, Hagrid, Dumbledore, Snape, Hedwig, Voldemort,  McGonagall, Ginny, the Sorting Hat, Norbert the Dragon and more! 

 Harry Potter Crochet

 The instruction booklet has colorful photos, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to make the dolls. The author, Lucy Collin was taught to crochet as a child by her grandmother. She has developed this masterful way of combining her passion of designing creatures and characters, along with her love of science fiction and fantasy to create these fantastic amigurumi dolls that the special Harry Potter fan in your life is sure to love!

 Harry Potter Crochet

 This kit has proven to be extra special to me and my family this year. My Dad went to visit at my brother's house for Thanksgiving, where for the first time in four years, all of his children and grandchildren were in one place. We were so blessed to all be together for the holiday. He came back home with me and my family, and visited with us for a few days as well. I was telling him about the kit, and even though the instruction booklet was very easy to understand, I unfortunately have not been blessed with the gift of sewing or crocheting. Luckily, my Step Mom is. My Dad took this kit home with him, so that my Step Mom could make my sons Harry Potter and Dobby for Christmas! I will be updating this post when they receive them for Christmas! 

 Harry Potter Crochet

I think this product is extraordinary. There is much love that went into to making it, and you can see it through the quality of the materials, as well as the guidance on how to make the dolls. I would recommend this to any Harry Potter fan! It is something that can be treasured for years to come.

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Blessings,

Kelly



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Monday, December 9, 2019

Overcomer Movie

Overcomer

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 Overcomer

Are you looking for the #1 Inspirational Family Film of 2019, and a movie with a 98% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes? Look no further, because you have found it! Overcomer is available on digital right now, and will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 17, 2019, just in time for gifting! The DVD is packed with tons of features and extras that the family will love! The movie runs approximately 119 minutes, and is rated PG for thematic elements.

 Overcomer

Overcomer is a movie directed by Alex Kendrick, and is a Kendrick Brothers Productions movie. Some of their other inspirational and wonderful movies include War Room and Courageous. The cast of the movie include Priscilla Shirer, Shari Rigby, Cameron Arnett, and Aryn Wright-Thompson. 

 Overcomer

This movie could not have been more timely for me. In the movie, a basketball coach loses his team because of a plant shutdown in his hometown. The plant shutdown effects so many people in the town, and he ends up coaching a one person team for a sport he has never coached before. He meets an unexpected friend, and this friendship brings about many learning lessons for the coach, his athlete, his friend, his family, and his boss. The lessons are about identity, forgiveness, faith, love, prayer, and perspective. 

I really enjoyed how real and heartfelt this movie was. Each of the characters is easy to relate to, especially the coach. He gets down on his luck, which makes him almost forget all the many blessings that are around him. This movie does an excellent job of reminding us where our faith is, and Who we serve. There are exceptional learning points throughout this film, and I would highly recommend watching it if you havent' already!  

 Overcomer

This 6 Movie Gift Set will be available at Walmart on December 17th. The set includes the movies: Overcomer, War Room, Courageous, Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and FlyWheel.

 Overcomer


To view the trailer and learn more about this amazing movie, please visit the Overcomer website and social media below. You can also find resources for your church and family on the website as well!


 Overcomer


Blessings,

Kelly

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

My Epic Life Word Book (Review and Giveaway)


My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words to Live By
Sponsored Post: I received a complimentary copy of My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words to Live By from Mrs. Wordsmith, in exchange for a honest review.

Can you believe it is almost that yummy time of year, where we gather with friends and family and give thanks? This year has seemed to go by so fast. It seemed to go from sunny and hot days, right into these darker and colder days where I live. I believe Autumn arrived here for maybe a week, but we have been in cold! (Well, cold for the South that is!) This time of year, always seems to have me and my family inside more. This causes us to have fun movie nights and snuggling, but we also enjoy reading and drinking a hot cup of tea or cocoa. 

My Epic Life Word Book

My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words to Live By from Mrs. Wordsmith, has been one of the books my boys have devoured during our reading nights. This book has amazing illustrations from the talent behind Madagascar, Hotel Transylvania, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The illustrations are fun and silly, and extremely colorful. The characters almost seem to want to leap right out of the book. My sons and I really enjoyed how these fun characters, also brought the words with them to life. 

My Epic Life Word Book

The book contains learning words to describe ourselves, time, numbers, shapes, sizes technology, everyday life and outdoor adventures just to name a few. It also includes an index at the back of the book, as well as a section called Word cartoons. If you have a QR scanner on your phone, there are QR codes in this section that bring you to a link to open a fun, short cartoon describing that word. Each word contains a short, easy to remember definition and an illustration to show that word. 

My Epic Life Word Book

The age recommendation for the book is 4 to 8 years old, but this book masterfully has included words that some bigger kids may already know, and helps them utilize that into their vocabulary. My sons (who are 8 and 10 years old) love to draw and write illustrated cards, similar to the size of a baseball card. They draw their favorite characters, or create their own, and then on the back they describe that character's stats. They include things such as what that character likes to eat, how fast can they run, are they a villain or hero, etc. My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words to Live By has helped my sons add some colorful and "epic" vocabulary to their cards statistics. I have even noticed how they are using some of the words in the book in their everyday speech as well.

My Epic Life Word Book

  Mrs. Wordsmith is a team of artists, writers, game designers, data scientists, teachers and researchers. This book is a 2019 National Parenting Product Awards Winner, and is also a 2019 Tillywig Award Winner. My Epic Life Word Book: 1000 Words to Live By has over a 1,000 words that include high frequency or curriculum words, social-economic words, and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) words. My sons and I very much enjoyed adding this to our collection at home, and although this was our first product from Mrs. Wordsmith, it will definitely not be our last. I highly suggest seeing some of the other epic and awesome products this wonderful company offers. 

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Blessings,

Kelly

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Dangerous Prayers (Book Review)

 Dangerous Prayers
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Dangerous Prayers from BookLook Bloggers, in exchange for a honest review.

 Dangerous Prayers

Dangerous Prayers - 50 Powerful Prayers That Changed the World is compiled by Susan Hill and the portrait illustrations are by Francesca Resta. Additional illustrations are by Isabella Grott and Julianne St. Clair, and it is published by Thomas Nelson.


 Dangerous Prayers

Dangerous Prayers is a beautiful book that shares 50 prayers and information about Christians throughout history. It shares their birth year and death year (if applicable), two pages for what they were known for, and a personal prayer from that person. The people range from historical figures, cultural icons, political leaders, to saints and martyrs. Some of the people are Billy Graham, Martin Luther King, Jr., Abraham Lincoln, Corrie ten Boom, George Washington Carver, Helen Keller, and C.S. Lewis just to name a few.

 Dangerous Prayers

The illustrations and portraits in this book are gorgeous. I like that there is a brief introduction to who these historical figures were and how they changed history. There are inspiring quotes, as well as their prayers to help encourage each of us in our faith.

 Dangerous Prayers

Many of these people, I did not know were Christians. It would be an excellent resource book if you have a child or student who is looking for information on historical figures or a start for a biography. My sons and I enjoyed reading this together, learning about a different person each night before bed.

I think this book can be enjoyed by everyone. It is a beautiful glimpse into different parts of history, and how the brave prayers of these amazing people can inspire each of us today.

Blessings,

Kelly

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