Thursday, October 30, 2014

October Lovablelabels Deal {Written by Cassie}

“Happy Birthday @mylovablelabels! Save 50% on their best sellers from October 26th-30th

“Buy now and save! Lovable Labels Birthday Sale is here!”

Save 50% on Lovable Labels best selling products from October 26th-30th 2014. ONE DAY ONLY! Back to School Packs are 50% off! Over 165 labels for only $22.50 on October 30th, 2014! Go HERE!


Description: Best Value! Keep your kids' things out of the lost and found bin with the Back to School Pack! It's fast and easy to label backpacks, lunch containers, water bottles, gym shoes, uniforms, books and so much more!

Colors: Available in 21 designs / Colors and 45 Icons

Features: Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, UV Resistant



In my opinion:

I LOVE the Loveable Labels! The stickers are durable, cute and great quality! My daughter loves her labels for her school bag, lunch box and her pencils. The labels are also good to give as a gift to a nephew, niece, Grandchild or sibling. I highly recommend the Loveable Labels!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

IESODO ANIMATION DVD {Written by Emilee}

The latest Iesodo animation just released "JOY" and I was able to review it.




“The lion king of Christian toons”                “BEAUTIFUL!  very impressive.”
                   -Examiner.com                                                        -Homeschool.com

“EVERYONE IN THE FAMILY WILL LOVE THIS SERIES.”          
-Dove Foundation

“a DVD that parents will love”               “A BEAUTIFULLY ANIMATED SERIES.”
        -American Family Association                                         -Movieguide.org


IESODO

“Joy” in stores now

A beautifully crafted animated series to help teach children “The Way of Jesus”
 
Los Angeles , California- Iesodo (YAY-sa-doe) is a highly acclaimed Telly Award winning series featuring a cast of animated birds who live in a Cypress Tree on the shores of Galilee.  Presented with cutting edge imagery, Iesodo, which means “the way of Jesus”, is a wise and gentle dove that gives an allegory to the stories and messages of Jesus with “solid biblical teaching.” (American Family Journal). With each and every story, he and his lovable feathered friends “present the essence of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a winsome, compelling way.” (MovieGuide.org).

Zaya Toonz, the animation company behind Iesodo, assembled a collaboration of animation experts with experience in both the children’s and Christian markets.  Directors for the series include Brian E. Ray whose credits consist of “Muppet Babies,” “My Little Pony Tales” and “Ed, Ed, and Eddy,” as well as Colin Brady, whose credits include “Toy Story,” “Toy Story 2” and “A Bug's Life.” Brady also served as the former animation supervisor for Pixar Animation Studios. Producer Eric S. Rollman, President of Rollman Entertainment, formerly served as President of Production for Fox Kids and Marvel, and writer/producer Rob Loos is an Emmy Nominee and writer/producer for “McGee and Me,” “Christmas Lamb,” “Kids 10 Commandments” and “Touched by an Angel.” The “Iesodo” series also features the voice of Erin Bethea (“Fireproof,” “Amazing Love”) as Maggie. For more information, visit http://www.iesodo.com,
JOY DVD SYNOPSIS   (Yay-Sa-Doe) is a wise white dove whose name means “The Way of Jesus.” He and his feathered friends bring your favorite New Testament stories to life in a whole new way including this special re-imagining of the Nativity story. Let your heart take flight and tweet along to holiday carols and all-new songs!
Festivities are in full swing as the flock prepares to celebrate Iesodo's birthday! The Cypress Tree is decked out with holly berries and excitement is in the air. Everyone gathers as Rocky shares the incredible story of Iesodo's birth.

FULL SERIES: Iesodo (YAY-sa-doe) is a wise white dove whose name means "The Way of Jesus". He and his feathered friends bring your favorite New Testament stories to life in a whole new way.   Iesodo (pronounced Yay-Sa-Doe) and his 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). These 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. Now they’re out to spread his message of hope to the entire bird world!


About Capitol Christian Distribution Capitol Christian Distribution is the market leader in Christian and Gospel music distribution, and also represents a diverse range of chart topping Christian films and books, reaching the US Christian specialty and general retail marketplace and physical and digital retailers in more than 50 countries around the world.    Since 1994, Capitol Christian has had more charting titles annually on Billboard's Top Christian charts than any other Christian distributor and has been named Billboard Magazine's Top Christian Music Distributor 15 times in the last 18 years.

In my opinion:

I have three of Iesodo's DVDs and have enjoyed each one. Iesodo  Joy is all about the nativity. My son seemed to enjoy it. I thought it was a little weird that birds were acting out the nativity but it was creative. The songs were delightful and even the birthday song was catchy and fun. Again, I thought it was weird that the three kings were played by owls who rode turtles. I guess I'm not used to animals acting out the nativity. It was a very well done family film that I recommend to all families who want to teach their kids about the Christmas nativity.


Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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Monday, October 27, 2014

Zippyz Spooktacular Giveaway


The Zippyz Spooktacular Giveaway is here! Zippyz by Little Trendyz is excited to celebrate the spooky holiday with 30 other amazing brands and 25 amazing mommy bloggers offering a giveaway full of prizes perfect for the fall and coming winter. These prizes make excellent holiday gifts, too! This is a great way to find amazing new brands and products and to support so many mom- and dad-owned businesses! We thank you in advance and please share with friends and family. GOOD LUCK!
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NCircle Entertainment 5 DVD Giveaway {Written by Emilee & Cassie}

With the new school year upon us, NCircle Entertainment, the leading independent studio of kids’ DVDs providing Education that Educates, would like to offer Sweetly Made (Just for you)'s readers a chance to participate in a back-to-school DVD giveaway contest valued at over $50!  

Prizes include two brand new NCircle DVDs, plus three of their most popular back-to-school themed titles, for a total of five DVDs.  

WAHOO!!!

The DVDs are:
  • The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas ((NEW!)
  • Octonauts: Deep Sea Mission (NEW)
  • Cat in the Hat: Show & Tell Sure is Swell!
  • Animal Atlas: Animal ABC’s
  • Sid the Science Kid: The Ruler of Thumb


The first DVD we wanted to tell you about is a new DVD called,
The Wiggles: Apples & Bananas.

About:

Apples & Bananas is the tastiest treat for children since tea time! Twenty-two bite-sized nursery rhymes and songs that have been sung by children for hundreds of years have now been given The Wiggles special musical magic! Sing along with special guest Lee Hawkins to “This Little Piggy Went to Market” and with the delightful Dennisha Pratt on “Miss Polly Had a Dolly”. There’s the ‘spider-iffic’ actions of Itsy Bitsy Spider, Dorothy the Dinosaur swings on Shortnin? Bread, then we jump on board for The Wheels on the Bus and This Old Man Came Rolling Home!




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

VTech Go Go Smart Friends {Written by Emilee}

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Have you heard of VTech Go! Go! Smart Friends? VTech has some pretty amazing and fun toys so I was excited when they contacted me with an opportunity.
 
About: 
 
Go! Go! Smart Friends™ features adorable, colorful playsets and chunky characters that infuse traditional role-play with modern technology and are packed with personality.

Each set features MagicPoint™ locations that bring the characters and playsets to life with lights, sounds, music and motion, while delivering manipulative play features and charming details, giving children a comprehensive, multi-faceted play experience.

Additionally, the Go! Go! Smart Friends Busy Sounds Discovery Home™ includes VTech’s innovative, new MagicChat™ feature which allows two figures* to chat and sing songs together. 

Go! Go! Smart Friends™ are available exclusively at Toys“R”Us® stores nationwide and online at Toysrus.com.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Refuge from the Storm by Boyd K. Packer {Written by Tiffany}

A Refuge from the storm 
by Boyd K. Packer
is our next book to review.

 
About:
 
In our tempestuous day, where can we turn for refuge
It is no surprise to anyone familiar with prophecy that the latter days are stormy ones. "We live in a very dangerous world that threatens those things that are most spiritual," writes President Boyd K. Packer. "The adversary is about. His objective is to cause injury." 

But there is a place of strength and peace, a true refuge from the storm. In this powerful book, President Packer discusses the priesthood, the family, and the Church, three important forces that, working together, create a haven from the world. "The gospel of Jesus Christ enables individuals to become exalted by being part of eternal families," he writes. "The gospel contains the purpose, the doctrine, and the plan. The priesthood is the power and the authority. The Church has the means and organization. The exalted, eternal family is the end of the gospel plan." 

This apostolic counsel will help you build an unshakable foundation for eternity by strengthening your understanding of core doctrine regarding the priesthood, the family, and the Church.

About the Author:

BOYD K. PACKER, President of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, has been a member of that quorum since 1970 and a General Authority since 1961. Immediately prior to that, he was the supervisor of seminaries and institutes for the Church. He is a former president of the New England States Mission.

President Packer was born in Brigham City, Utah. He served as a pilot in the United States Air Force during World War II and later obtained his doctorate in education from Brigham Young University. He is the author of several best-selling books, including The Holy Temple, That All May Be Edified, and Teach Ye Diligently.
He and his wife, Donna Edith Smith Packer, are the parents of ten children.

In my opinion:
 
I had the privilege to review “A Refuge from the Storm,” by Boyd K. Packer.  I was excited to read his newest book, due to the fact that when I read “Teach ye Diligently,” I felt inspired to become a better teacher in my callings at church and in the home. 

In this wonderful book, President Packer discusses the family, Church and priesthood as a strength, refuge and haven from the world, also described as the storm. I love President Packer’s quote, “True doctrine, understood, changes attitudes and behavior. The study of the doctrines of the gospel will improve behavior quicker than a study of behavior will improve behavior.” President Packer’s counsel in this book encouraged me and helped my understanding grow of true doctrine regarding the priesthood, family and the Church.

I couldn’t get enough of his apostolic words. Sometimes I feel anxious and worried about raising children, particularly teenagers, in this world. The adversary is targeting the family. It’s very difficult to stand strong in the gospel. As I read this book, I felt peace and hope knowing that as we try our best, we need not fear. We will be able to withstand the temptations in the world. I recommend this book to anyone striving to live the gospel, no matter what your individual or family situation is. I love President Packer’s honest testimony and conviction of the gospel. This is a book to read in these latter days!

Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products or services for free in the hope that I would mention them on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
 
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