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 triangle {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}

Review “VeggieTales in the House” on Netflix

  We started watching Netflix about a year ago.  Since then our kids have started watching TV shows; they had never watched TV before that.  Last weekend, though, my husband stopped to look at the My Little Pony episode that they younger kids were watching and said it was full of bad attitudes and he didn’t want them watching it anymore.  Thank goodness for VeggieTales in the House. We have watched the first five episodes and are happy to say {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway “What’s in the Bible? Vol. 10 Jesus is the Good News!” DVD

I’m so excited to review (and host a Giveaway!) of the DVD “What’s in the Bible? Vol. 10 Jesus is the Good News!”  This is another Buck Denver DVD from VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer! The whole “What’s in the Bible” DVD series was created to explain the Bible to kids.  This particular DVD (volume 10) has 2 25-minute episodes called God’s Perfect Timing (where kids learn about the 400 years between the Old and New Testaments and how Jesus arrives at {Read More}

Schoolhouse Review Crew Blue Ribbon Awards!

As you may or may not know, I have been a part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew since this time last year.  The purpose of the Crew is to review educational products from different companies who want to target the homeschool audience.  We are a large number of mom bloggers, so there are enough of us that we don’t have to review every single product.  These reviews are usually a bit more intense than the other reviews I do because {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway “Buck Denver: Why Do We Call it Christmas?” DVD

Today we have a Review and Giveaway of the DVD “Buck Denver asks Why Do We Call it Christmas?” If you have kids ages 4-10, they’ll love it!  Mine did. “Buck Denver asks Why Do We Call it Christmas?” is from the VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer.  He even appears in the video talking to the kids and narrating some about the story.  But most of the movie is done with puppets and animation. There are many episodes of Buck Denver; {Read More}

Review: Snake Oil Party Potion Game

Out of the Box Games produces a game called Snake Oil – Party Potion (for ages 8 and up) that we are reviewing today.  My kids and I really enjoyed playing it!   Here’s how it works: You need 3-6 players.  The kids can be as young as 6 if they can read.  My kids ages 6, 8, 9, 11, and 13 played the game, and I did, too.  There are 2 types of cards–Customer Cards which have the name of a {Read More}

Review/ Giveaway of Manic Drive CD “VIP”

I have something brand-new to review today – a Christian rock CD! We’ve never reviewed one of these at I Choose Joy! before! When I first popped the Manic Drive VIP CD into the car CD player, I didn’t like the first two songs. But I did really enjoy the rest of the CD. It didn’t take long for me to begin singing along with the first two songs, too! Those first two songs are a little harder rock and {Read More}