Review: “Fine Linen and Purple”

Doesn’t that name just make you smile? Fine Linen and Purple. Marcy Crabtree has done it again–produced a beautiful and useful product for you! It’s called Fine Linen and Purple: A Coloring Journal for Teen Girls Who Love Jesus. I have already printed it out and given it to my 12-year-old daughter. What you’ll find are 28 journal pages with a memory verse at the top of each and prompts to journal about. “Ponder” has two questions to answer which {Read More}

Review: Bacon Pro to cook bacon in the Microwave!

Does your family like bacon? Mine does! We love it for Sunday morning breakfast and BLT sandwiches in the summer with our home-grown tomatoes. But, I really dislike cooking it. My husband almost always does the bacon cooking around here. So, when Kelly wrote to offer us a Bacon Pro to do a review of, I jumped at the chance! The Bacon Pro is a microwavable bacon cooker.  It’s all in one piece and is made of BPA and Melamine-free plastic. {Read More}

Review: Mona MELisa Designs “Human Body” Peel, Play, and Learn Sticker Set

  We have found another totally awesome addition to our homeschool! Today I have a review of Mona MELisa Designs “Human Body” Peel, Play, and Learn Sticker Set from Educents. It came rolled on a large sheet which can easily be stored rolled back up or stored flat. There are over 50 stickers, including 5 “bodies,” 5 System labels (Circulatory, Muscular, Nervous, Skeletal, and Digestive), organs, bones, and other labels including some blank ones! My boys, ages 5 and 9, were {Read More}

Review: Maestro Classics The Nutcracker CD and Curriculum Guide

We had a lot of fun recently listening to Maestro Classics The Nutcracker CD. If you aren’t familiar with Maestro Classics, they are a series of recordings that are written in the tradition of Peter and the Wolf by Prokofiev. In other words, you’ll hear the great orchestral music while listening to a narrated story that goes with it. You are probably familiar with The Nutcracker. It’s a ballet that is performed every Christmas. The music is by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. It was written {Read More}

Review: Koru Naturals Skin Care Products

As I am finishing up my stint with the TOS Review Crew, I have a few extra reviews to share in the next couple of weeks. Today is not a homeschool product, but a mom product! I’ve had the pleasure to use 4 products from  Koru Naturals –all the way from New Zealand– and will share the review of Skin Clear Cream, Manuka Honey Propolis Soap, Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil Facial Cleanser, and Manuka Honey, Tamarind and Manuka Oil Facial Toner with you. I received {Read More}

Review: the movie “Faith of Our Fathers”

Today I’m happy to tell you about a wonderful website called which has many Christian movies for sale. My husband and I were blessed to watch the DVD Faith of Our Fathers. It’s from the studio that brought God’s Not Dead. We had seen other movies featuring some of the same actors and were excited to see what this one would be like. Some of the actors in Faith of Our Fathers are David A.R. White, Kevin Downes, Candace Cameron Bure, and Rebecca St. {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway: Jamberry Nail Wraps

Have you heard of Jamberry Nail Wraps? I was so excited to get to try them a few weeks ago. Read on for a review of Jamberry Nail Wraps and enter the giveaway to win two sheets! My consultant is Ellen Pool, and she sent me the following items– a sheet of nail wraps, a sheet of sample nail wraps, a cuticle stick, some nail prep wipes, and a nail file (emery board). I supplied a few things of my {Read More}

Review: Magformers Set- An awesome new building toy!

Oh. My. Goodness! I have just discovered an incredible toy that has kept my kids occupied for hours and hours since we received it 2 days ago! Today I am happy to review Magformers – the Challenger Set. As I type this I am listening to my 8-year-old son describing the difference between a pentagon and a hexagon to his 3-year-old sister. 🙂 The other shapes that are included are triangles and squares.  Other Magformer sets contain trapezoids, diamonds, different {Read More}

Review: Roman Town app from Dig-It! Games

We’ve had a lot of fun with our recent review of Dig-It! Games Roman Town (iOS App). It works on our iPad 2, and was played mostly by my 8-year-old son–both independently (mostly for the game-playing) and with me helping him (mostly for reading the historical information).  I rarely play video games personally, but I decided to try these to see if they were actually fun.  They are! I love all kinds of educational games and educational apps for my kids. This one {Read More}

Review: Old Fashioned DVD

Last night my husband, 2 teen sons, and I watched the movie Old Fashioned.  It wasn’t what I expected–which is a good thing!  I expected it to be a movie explaining to us why dating is bad and why everyone should go back to being old fashioned.  But that isn’t what happened. The main character Clay has decided not to date or even be alone in the same room with a girl, but it’s not because he’s a prude.  In {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway: Hillsong United Empires CD

I have recently had the privilege to listen to the new Hillsong United Empires CD.  On this album you’ll find over an hour’s worth of music in 12 songs. I really love some of Hillsong’s past songs, so I was excited to listen to Empires.  If you aren’t familiar with Hillsong, they sing Christian worship music. About Hillsong United: UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound, connect with churches, individuals and ultimately connect people everywhere {Read More}

Review: Beauty Bursts

  I have spent the last month taking a new supplement called Beauty Bursts by NeoCell.  These are gourmet collagen soft chews.  You take 2-4 daily.  The chews are to give high absorption of specific nutrients to help in beautifying your skin, hair, and nails– they’ll be stronger and healthier. What you’ll find in 2 chews: 2000 mg Hydrolyzed Collagen 1&3 (a protein), 2000 mg Hyaluronic Acid (“nature’s moisturizer”), and 20 mg Vitamin C. You won’t find soy, wheat, lactose, {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway Christy Nockels “Let it be Jesus” album

Today’s review and giveaway is for Christy Nockels’ brand new album Let It Be Jesus. I’ve been listening to the downloads of the songs for the last week and really like this album.  Many of the songs have words directly from Scripture.  It’s a mixture of songs I can use for praise and worship and for simply enjoying listening to Christian music.  It’s a live album, so you’ll hear the clapping of the audience, but it’s still very well produced.  There {Read More}

Review: “Conscious Box “

Welcome to a fun review today– about a Conscious Box subscription. Each month you get Hand-selected food, bath, beauty and home products All-Natural and GMO-free Ships FREE! I just received my Conscious Box this week and was so excited to open it up and see what was included.  Why?  Because each month you get different products!  Some are full-sized, some are samples.  And there are 3 different types of boxes to choose from: Classic, Vegan, or Gluten-Free. Here’s what my box had in {Read More}

Review/Giveaway “Grace of God: A Story of Easter Traditions” DVD

It’s a blessed day today, the day we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!  Easter means that we have hope, we have forgiveness, and we have salvation.  If you don’t know Jesus personally and have assurance of spending eternity in Heaven, please pray and ask Jesus to save you today.  It’s a free gift–you do nothing to earn it!  Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” {Read More}

Review of Greek Morphemes Lessons (It’s NOT Greek to Me!)

Greek Morphemes Lessons (It’s  NOT Greek to Me!) by Ready to Teach is a wonderful new curriculum that we have spent the last 6 weeks working on.  I’m so happy to have found it!  I received the Student and Teacher books (both paperback physical books 102 pages long) with CD and flash drive.  The CD and flash drive both contained the same information, a group of instruction files and a group of review files.   So what is the purpose of {Read More}

Review/Giveaway: Biotin Bursts for Healthy Nails, Skin, & Hair

I recently had the privilege to try a month’s supply of Biotin Bursts by Neocell.  Biotin is vitamin D7 and is important for healthy clear skin, shiny nails, and thick hair.  It’s water soluble, so you need to keep adding it to your body (it isn’t stored).  Each Biotin Burst chew has 10,000 mcg and is very yummy!  It’s low calorie, but does have 3 grams of sugar. I know that contributes to them tasting so good, though. I have {Read More}

Review: “In Freedom’s Cause: The Real Story of Wallace and Bruce” Audio Theater

  I am so glad that I was able to review the second audio theater CD-set of the series “The Extraordinary Adventures of G.A. Henty.”  This time the story is “In Freedom’s Cause: The Real Story of Wallace and Bruce” by Heirloom Audio Productions and teaches about the exciting lives of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce, who worked to bring freedom to Scotland.  It is adapted from the book In Freedom’s Cause by G.A. Henty (which was written in 1885). {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway “The Identical” DVD

I’m so thrilled to give a review on a family movie today–along with a giveaway!  The movie is “The Identical” and stars actors such as Ashley Judd, Seth Green, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne, and Ray Liotta. When the movie first arrived, I wasn’t sure if my family would enjoy it or not, so I decided to watch it on a Thursday night, rather than on our typical weekend movie night. I popped it in the DVD player, and it wasn’t {Read More}

Lilla Rose Hairclips Review

I LOVE the Lilla Rose Hairclips and would love to share with you about them today!  The clip I got is a size medium, and I was able to use it for the following styles:   Are you looking for some beautiful new ways to do your hair?  They have numerous styles of clips and lots of different sizes as well. Visit this page to see all the different types and to watch some videos about how to do the {Read More}