Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wisdomantics Interactive DVD Board Game Review & GIVEAWAY

Wisdomantics!  This might be the most unique game my family has ever played.  

Wisdomantics–New King James Version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Solomon. Wisdomantics-NKJV  utilizes the proverbs of Solomon and blends chance, knowledge and strategy to create a fun experience while you learn! 

For 2-4 players and ages 12+, this game is perfect for families with teens, youth group gatherings, and adult game nights! The game comes with 2 DVDs with 400 multiple choice questions.  The DVD has a timer for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempts and grades your response.  If you answer correctly, King Solomon appears and quotes the proverb.  Players strategize by using specialty cards that do things like detain opponents and provide protection (blessing cards).  As you navigate the board, collect colored tiles to build Solomon's temple.  Be the first one to build your temple and you win!  Here is a cool video on how the game is played...

This innovative game is a great value at only $29.95.  Click HERE to buy it now.  I am looking forward to sharing this with my son's youth group leaders and bringing it to our next game night we have monthly with a group of friends.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

 One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own Wisdomantics Interactive DVD Board Game.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Friday, December 26, 2014.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter.   This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter... a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, December 5, 2014

Lumo Project The Gospel of John Movie Review

Jesus is the Word of God made human.

This is John's account.  The Book of John points us to the miracles and the teachings of our Savior.

Here is a small snippet of what The Lumo Project is, taken from their website.

The Lumo Project is a ground breaking, multi-language biblical film resource transforming the way we discover, study and engage with the life of Jesus through the four New Testament Gospels: redefining the standard of visual Biblical media. 
The Lumo Project presents four films – one for each Gospel account – that will revolutionize the way we all experience the story of Jesus and the world of First Century Palestine in which he lived.

I had the opportunity to watch the full length film, The Gospel of John, from The Lumo Project.  I wasn't sure exactly what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised.   Being a multi-language film, I was able to choose between NIV, KJV, and Spanish.  I chose NIV.  I could have sat with my Bible opened and followed right along!  It was word for word, no fillers and fancies.  Just the beautiful Word of God.  But, as I listened, I was taken on a visual journey through the account of the Book of John.  The scenery was amazing and I really got a sense of the true time.  As silly as it may seem, I was happy to see Jesus portrayed as an average looking man, with dark hair and brown eyes.  Where do these other modern day films get the idea that Jesus had light brown hair and blue eyes and belonged on the cover of GQ?

Do you have any idea how easy it is going to be for YOU to see this film?  Go to Netflix.  Shabam!  There it is starting December 1, 2014.  Pop the popcorn and gather the family.  This is something for all to see.

Get in on all the talk and info for this life-giving film.  

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Susie's Hope DVD Movie Review & GIVEAWAY

Ah, sweet Susie!  This is such a precious story.  I have to be honest.  I am not a dog lover.  Hey, don't judge me.  But, this movie really caught my eye and I am SO glad I watched it.  I mean, look at that sweet puppy on the cover!  I wanted to know her story.

Here is a bit about the movie:  Based on the true story that successfully passed Susie’s Law in North Carolina, which seeks stricter punishment for animal abusers, Susie’s Hope brings to life the inspirational relationship between pit bull attack survivor Donna Lawrence and Susie, a pit bull-mix puppy found beaten, burned and left for dead. Recognizing reflect and abuse were to blame for the tragic attack that nearly claimed her life 10 months earlier, Donna resumes the battered animal and accepts her as family. Together, they learn to heal, love and forgive as they lead a historic effort to seek justice and protection, not only for Susie, but all animals. 

Here is a bit about Susie's story and her heroism:   Susie was found nearly dead in Greenfield Park in Greensboro, North Carolina on August 20, 2009. Just a puppy, Susie had licked the face of her owner’s newborn baby. Her owner became violent—she was beaten so severely her jaw was broken. That wasn’t enough, though. She was then set on fire and left for dead. Incredibly and against all odds Susie survived. Donna Lawrence adopted her two months later. Susie is now a trained therapy dog and even the American Humane Association’s American Hero Dog this year!

Please, take three minutes and watch this video that tells about how Susie has impacted the lives of many and how her story changed the laws for animal abusers.

Now, let's talk about the movie.  It was a great family movie, with good acting and an engaging story line.  The actors were believable, which can be a hard thing to accomplish.  I really felt like they were telling and living their own stories.  I came away from watching this movie with a little more compassion for dogs, especially at-risk dogs like pit bulls.  Take a peek at this trailer and you will want to watch it for sure.
 

I hope you will take a moment and visit the Susie's Hope website.  You'll get tons more information there about her story, her cause, and how you can be a part of her mission.  You can purchase the DVD there for $24.99 and support this non-profit organization, Susie's Hope.

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

 One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own Susie's Hope DVD.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Thursday, December 11, 2014.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter.   This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter...
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique ~ REVIEW

I love my eyes.

There, I said it. I am glad God gave me blue eyes.

Now, my eyebrows are another story LOL. I have not plucked them in over a week because I'm preparing for my brow wax, so cut me some slack on the pics. Don't judge my temporary bushy brows.

On to the highlight of this review. Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes by Younique.


The 3D Fiberlash Mascara is just a simple three-step process that combines Transplanting Gel and Natural Fibers to help create the appearance of incredible thickness and volume to your existing lashes. They are NOT false lashes. They are your own! The fibers are natural…made from Green Tea Leaves, hypoallergenic and safe for contact lens wearers.

 Here is a pic of my eyes through the application process....

You can see in the first pic that I don't have barely any lashes.  Well, they are there, just very light.  I am definitely in need of some mascara.  The pic that shows me wearing my own mascara is what I look like almost every day.  I wear eye shadow and/or liner occasionally.  This mascara is the same brand I have been using for about 15 years.  The company is well known and I use all of their makeup and skin care products.

Since I was given this product to try in exchange for my honest opinion and review, then that's what I'll give you.  Here are my 2 cents.
  • The fibers are black and that is what I prefer.  I have tried brown mascara before and it does nothing for me.  However, I have friends and family who will only use brown.  Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes do not come in brown.  This is something Younique may want to consider.
  • The two step process comes in a cool case and includes a full color pamphlet with information about the product, easy to follow steps, and tips for a better application.  The case made me feel fancy.
  • I wear contact lenses some of the time and when I tried an application with my lenses in I did not experience any discomfort or irritation.
  • For my every day look, I honestly prefer my own mascara alone.  I found the Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes to be too thick and heavy feeling for my personal taste.  But, if I were going out or dressing up and wanted a more glamorous look then this product would definitely turn up my glam a notch.
  • By mid-day, I would start to experience clumping and flaking.  The first time I thought it was because I hadn't put on enough of the Transplanting Gel after applying the Fibers.  But, I experienced the same thing after another application where I was much more liberal with the Transplanting Gel.  Here is a pic of me about 6 hours after applying and taking the pic in the above triple photo.  You can see that my lashes were clumping up and needed to be combed and some of it had flaked off and started smudging under my eyes.  This is not a look I like and, for me, that was the deal breaker.
  • I am told this product will last up to 3 months.  This may vary some depending on how often it is used. Three months is the typical life span of any mascara, so this is comparable. 
  • This product retails for $29, plus tax and shipping.  When I put one into the cart on the website, it showed shipping to be $5.50 in the US.  So, expect to pay at least $34.50 for this.  Personally, I think that is pretty expensive for a lash enhancer.  This is not something I would purchase for myself considering my budget.
  • This product would be excellent for anyone in the performance industry, like dancers or actors.  This will definitely give you the effect needed to get your eyes to pop from stage!
  • One of my favorite aspects of any respectable company...a great guarantee.  So, you can try it and love it, or try it and get your money back.  Check out their Guarantee Details Here.
    Overall, this is a good product.  It is innovative and Younique!  It's just not my style.  Maybe it is yours.  I encourage you to check it out.  Click away to get more information or order your Moonstruck 3D Fiber Lashes....
Read more reviews from my Home & School Mosaics peeps by clicking HERE.


Friday, November 7, 2014

Manic Drive VIP - CD Review and GIVEAWAY


Manic Drive has a purposeful sound to reach today's generation.  This Canadian band has had multiple Billboard Top 10 & 20 singles on CHR & Christian Rock Radio.  Their latest CD,  VIP, delivers the sound listeners crave.

I love this video clip!  Meet the guys as they share about their new album release, VIP, and the exciting news of some other featured artists on their album.  Jam to the cover song, VIP, playing in the background.

Get connected with these links:
Official Website- http://www.manicdrive.com/


Official FB- http://www.facebook.com/manicdrive

You can visit their website to purchase the album for only $14.99 (physical CD), check out their other CDs and the awesome apparel.  

I enjoyed listening to this CD.  I don't have a player in my car, so I got to listen to it in my house.  It's hopping beat was a great way to energize me while cleaning....yeah, I know, such a Mom thing.  My 14yo son listened to it a few times.  He liked it, but said that he thought it didn't have enough originality and sounded a lot like other bands already out there.  I disagree.  I like their use of a variety of musical sounds across their songs - strings, percussion, techno.  It's all good. 

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
 One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own Manic Drive VIP CD.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Friday, November 14, 2014.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter.   This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter...
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Sunday, November 2, 2014

Fast Track Bible Pack: New Testament from Wizzy Gizmo ~ Review and GIVEAWAY


Wizzy Gizmo.....teehee

The name just makes me giggle.  When the offer to review this product and share my honest opinion on my blog was presented, that is exactly what I did.  I giggled.  With a name like that, I thought, this has to be a fun product.  Wizzy Gizmo is a company that offers a great (and growing) selection of products that present God's Word in new and interesting ways, both for fun and education.  Most of their products are geared toward children, but are enjoyed greatly by adults.  I brought my collection of the Fast Track Bible Pack: New Testament Series to look at while at my son's karate school and had adults asking me about them and wanting them for their own Bible study.  The folks at Wizzy Gizmo are thoughtful and creative, so they provide lots of ideas on how to use these awesome cards for age groups from ages 2-5 to 12 and up (yup, I'm in that "up" group).  You can check out those ideas by clicking HERE.

This is a 27 card set.  Each large card covers each book of the New Testament and is heavy stock.  They are chuck full of information like book summary, key chapters, passages, doctrines, and people.  Check it out!

Sure, I picked the book of Matthew to show you because that is my favorite name (my son).  Can I get another "teehee"?!  As you can see, the information is beautifully organized and provides a generous overview of the book.  What a great way to capture the key elements of the book!

Like I mentioned before, you'll find lots of ideas on how to use these cards with all different age groups, but I would like to highlight some of my favorite ideas:

  • Bible Study
  • Children's Bible Lessons - think Children's Ministries at church!
  • Homeschool Bible Curriculum
  • Bedtimes Stories
  • Fun Quiz Games
  • Scripture Memory Verses
  • Biblical History Lessons
  • Family Devotions
Is your mind churning yet?  For only $14.99, this set makes my "must have" list.  Purchase a pack for your family, as a birthday or Christmas gift, as a gift for your Children's or Youth Pastor, or just to be a blessing to someone.


Wizzy Gizmo has other amazing products also, like Audio Dramas and a Book Series.  Checkout all they have to offer and get in on all the chatter:

THE WIZZY GIZMO WEBSITE
FACEBOOK
TWITTER
PINTEREST

Read lots of other reviews on the Fast Track Bible Pack and other Wizzy Gizmo products by visiting the Home & School Mosaics WEBSITE.

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 One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own Wizzy Gizmo Fast Track Bible Pack:  New Testament.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter. Due to international sweepstakes laws, this giveaway is for US entries only.  This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter...

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A Lifelong Love by Gary Thomas ~ Book Review and GIVEAWAY


There are few things better on a cool Fall evening than to curl up with a good book and a hot mug of peppermint tea or hot cocoa.  I have been doing that with Gary Thomas' new book, A Lifelong Love.

What If Marriage Is About More Than Just Staying Together?

Whether you are preparing yourself for marriage, a newlywed couple, reaching your 15 year mark and getting comfortable, or in the final years of your marital journey, this book has something for you.  NO, it's not one of those books that gives you the list of 10 how-to's or miracle formula for a new marriage in 30 days.  This book is the real deal.  Bible-based and down to earth.  Listen in on Gary's perspective on marriage and get an idea of the direction this reading journey will take you...

WARNING!!!
If you truly allow yourself to be open to what Gary has to say and the scriptures he shares, you will find yourself on a ride of emotions.  Joyful, Hopeful, Angry, Convicted, and any other feeling that comes your way.  That was me!  I found myself nodding my head in agreement and thinking "LOL, that is so true!  Yup, I got this!".  Then, with a turn of the page or new chapter, I found myself thinking "Gasp!  He has some nerve!"  Then, putting the book down.  Yes, only to find myself returning after some time in prayer and realizing that Gary was the just the messenger sharing the scriptures and the truth from God's Word.  Sorry, Gary ;)  So, if you want to be transformed in the glory of your marriage, then read on.  If not, then just continue doing what you've been doing, day in and day out, and find out what you missed out on at the end of your marriage journey.

This 316 page hard covered book will open your mind to God's purpose for your marriage and the eternal value it has.  Visit the website at www.alifelonglove.com to learn more about this book and find out where you can buy it.  This will make a great gift to yourself, as a wedding gift, or an anniversary gift.  Get even more connected with the following:

Gary Thomas’ website: www.garythomas.com
Follow Gary on Twitter@garyLthomas
 Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
 One lucky winner will receive a copy of their own A Lifelong Love.  All entries must be received by midnight EST on Wednesday, November 12, 2014.  Entrants must be 18 or older to enter. Due to international sweepstakes laws, this giveaway is for US entries only.  This giveaway is not connected to any social media site.  The winner will be contacted via e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.  If I don't hear back from you then I'll pick another winner, so mark your calendar and keep an eye out!  Get started now on Rafflecopter...
 
 


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