The Blind & an Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

 Many thanks to Tread Lively for providing a sample of the product for this review.

My opinions are 100% my own.

Buy tickets today to see The Blind only in theaters starting 9/28!

Experience the incredible true story of Phil & Kay Robertsonrom Duck Dynasty in the new movie, The Blind, coming to theaters September 28th!  

I was provided a screener for this movie and it is a must-see movie.  Make sure you have some tissues, because I cried.  God, Family, Ducks.

The Blind is a powerful true story that showcases God’s redemptive power to change our lives when we surrender to Him!

Long before Phil Robertson was a reality TV star, he fell in love, started a family, and began to spiral out of control. THE BLIND shares never-before-revealed moments in Phil’s life as he seeks to conquer the shame of his past, ultimately finding redemption in an unlikely place.

Watch the trailer below



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New Construction Simulator

 Where are my gamers ?  Have hours of fun with the Construction Simulator!  This is Zach APPROVED!! Zach is my autistic son and he LOVES this game!

New Construction Simulator® to be launched with officially licensed machines and equipment from 25 world-renowned brands! 

With Construction Simulator®, simulation enthusiasts can look forward to the most extensive vehicle fleet in the history of the game series. As astragon Entertainment and weltenbauer. announced today, players will get access to more than 70 officially licensed vehicles, machines and equipment from 25 popular brands and manufacturers! The official Construction Simulator® – Brands Showcase Trailer is available via the following link: 

Construction Simulator®: 

• Long-awaited successor to the popular Construction Simulator® game series

 • More than 70 officially licensed vehicles, machines, attachments and equipment from 25 well-known brands

 • Includes a number of vehicles known from the predecessors plus numerous newly added brands!

 • Two huge and completely new maps: EU and US setting, each with an extensive campaign

 • Entirely revised mission system including a multitude of challenging contracts • Open world with dynamic day and night cycle • Improved vehicle and earthmoving system 

• Officially licensed work clothes • Completely revamped, modern graphics 

• Co-op multiplayer for up to 4 players 

• To be released on September 20, 2022 for PC, PlayStation®4, PlayStation®5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S


Win Free Movie Tickets to see Sound of Freedom

Many thanks to Angel Studios for providing a sample of the product for this review.

My opinions are 100% my own.

Sound of Freedom, based on the incredible true story, shines a light on even the darkest of places. After rescuing a young boy from ruthless child traffickers, a federal agent learns the boy’s sister is still captive and decides to embark on a dangerous mission to save her. With time running out, he quits his job and journeys deep into the Colombian jungle, putting his life on the line to free her from a fate worse than death.

• Sound of Freedom is a powerful new film from An 

gel Studios (The Chosen, His Only Son) based on an  

incredible true story!  

• Moms, this is an important film to bring your older children, friends, small group,  and more to this July 4th week. Everyone needs to see this film! 

• Angel Studio’s goal for Sound of Freedom is for two million people to go see the film in theaters the week of July 4 to remember the two million children who are trafficked every year. #2MillionFor2Million  

• Together we can propel a movement that will save millions of kids around the world. 

• You can find showtimes at New theaters are added daily. 

• You can help pay for other people's tickets to come to the film at dom this helps us reach our goal of #2MillionFor2Million to help end child trafficking. 

If the price of the ticket is keeping you from going, generous fans have Paid it Forward tens of thousands of free tickets for you to be able to see the film during opening week. You can get a free ticket at


Exciting movie announcement + GIVEAWAY

Many thanks to Ingenuity Films for providing a sample of the product for this review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.

• From the makers of Before the Wrath, Eating with the Enemy is a must-see film releasing this winter!

• Narrated by Kevin Sorbo

• Featuring several actors from The Chosen

• Synopsis: The Last Supper has been shrouded in mystery for nearly two thousand years, but new findings now unveil a lost warning from that unprecedented night; revealing why it was critical for Jesus to leave his disciples with a new commandment mere hours before His crucifixion. But to understand why the events of the Last Supper are so critical in these Last Days, you must experience what truly happened for yourself as a witness among the disciples that very night! Eating with the Enemy is narrated by Kevin Sorbo and features several actors from The Chosen.

Watch the trailer below and tell me your thoughts in the comments!  Follow/Like the Ingenuity Films Facebook and Instagram pages to stay updated on the release   

Enter to win: Digital codes for Before the Wrath and The Coming Convergence
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National Geographic Kids Books

 We are elated to offer this giveaway of SIX National Geographic Books for Kids!

These will make great books for gift giving or to add to your reading library.  Read more below about these fantastic books and make sure to enter the Rafflecopter form below to win!

These books are valued at over $106.

Ultimate Book of African Animals by Emmy Award-Winning Filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert (ages 8-12, hardcover)
Ready for an adventure of a lifetime? With National Geographic photographer-filmmaker duo Beverly and Dereck Joubert as their guides, readers are transported to the plains of the Serengeti, the sands of the Sahara and the shaded nooks of the rainforest. Dereck and Beverly are eight-time Emmy award-winning filmmakers, National Geographic Explorers-in-Residence and wildlife conservationists who have been filming, researching and exploring Africa for over 35 years. By sharing their stories of life on safari and Beverly's jaw-dropping photography, this dynamic duo gives the reader unique, behind-the-lens access to Africa's wildlife, how they live, play and hunt and how they have adapted to their wild, one-of-a-kind environments. A big, beautiful guide to animals that roar, race and "totally rule," this gift-worthy book is overflowing with facts, stats and photos of animals of all behaviors, shapes and sizes -- including the tiny bombardier beetle, the sneaky desert viper, mischievous monkeys, elusive Ethiopian wolves, as well as fan favorites like lions, elephants, cheetahs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, gorillas, rhinos, and so many more.

Attention Percy Jackson/Greek Mythology Fans!:
Zeus the Mighty Series: The Trials of Hairy-Clees (ages 8-12, hardcover)

"Readers will appreciate the overlay of this mythological world atop the real-life operations of a pet rescue center and how Boyer manages to fit all the plot pieces together perfectly. Great characters, action, adventure, and lots of humor" -- School Library Connection

"A treat for proto–Percy Jackson fans.” — Kirkus Reviews

Welcome to Mount Olympus, a pet supply and rescue center that sits high on a hill in Athens, Georgia. The overconfident hamster Zeus, wise cat Athena, and other rescued pets live there under the watchful eye of their caretaker, Artie, who's obsessed with Greek mythology. The pets overhear her favorite podcast, Greeking Out, and believe themselves to be the actual megastars of mythology! Get ready to laugh, cheer, and learn with Zeus and his minions in their rollicking romps through Greek mythology and unforgettable adventures. Check out the Zeus the Mighty website for books, fun printables, games, fun Greek facts and episodes of the real-life Greeking Out podcast.

Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals and Shells (ages 4-8, hardcover) - This new addition to the wildly popular Little Kids First Big Book series introduces a fascinating variety of Earth’s rocks, minerals, gemstones, fossils, and shells -- from granite to gold, marble to malachite, and conchs to clams. Discover how rocks are formed, the three kinds of rocks, and the difference between rocks and minerals. Learn how rocks and minerals are used in art, architecture, industry, and science. Then journey to the oceans to explore seashells and the amazing animals that once inhabited them. Packed with more than 200 stunning photos, including closeups of each specimen, this colorful book showcases breathtaking natural sites such as the Giant’s Causeway and human-built structures like the Great Wall of China. Filled with fun facts, this book is designed for interactive learning, the Little Kids First Big Book of Rocks, Minerals, and Shells.

National Geographic Kids Almanac 2022 (ages 8-12, paperback) - The number one selling kids almanac on the planet!

'"...this gathering of upbeat, vividly illustrated, browser-friendly dips into topics ranging from black holes to blue-footed boobies to Bolivian street food is hard to put down, and the pop quizzes and research guides at each chapter’s end will give studious sorts a leg up, too." - Kirkus

The latest installment of the New York Times best-selling almanac features amazing animal stories, explorer profiles, and outrageous attractions that kids know and love, plus more of the incredible inventions, awesome games, and fresh challenges for curious kids who want to learn all about the world and everything that's in it. Tons of fun facts, crafts, activities, and fascinating features about animals, science, nature, technology, conservation help kids keep up with our quickly changing world and is why this is the number one selling kids almanac on the planet. There's a whole chapter full of fun and games, including activities, jokes, and comics and the colorful compilation also includes an Almanac Challenge 2022 — which inspires kids to reduce their plastic waste.

NG Kids World Atlas 6th Edition (ages 10+, hardcover)

"No one does maps or atlases with as much panache and knowledge as National Geographic" - Washington Post

This Fall, the map experts at National Geographic debuts the sixth edition of their Kids World Atlas -- the perfect reference for kids to learn about lands close to home or oceans away. This title is authoritative and well-designed with completely updated maps, stats, and facts about the people, places, trends, and developments of our world. Highlights include the latest geographic and political information, a new map on global migration that introduces kids to the movement of people around the world, new graphics that present facts in an easy-to-read format, a place-name index with more than 3,000 locations, colorful photography that shows the beauty and diversity of our world and more than 120 maps, each one telling a story. Now more than ever, kids need to understand the world from a global perspective -- this is an invaluable resource for using in the classroom or reading at home.

NG Kids Why?: Over 1,111 Answers to Everything (ages 8-12, hardcover, 192 pgs) - The concept is simple. Got a question? Well, now you have an answer! 1,111 of them, in fact. Want to know why your snot is yellow? Flip to the human body chapter. What's on the inside of a turtle shell? The animal section's got you covered. What's in the deepest part of the ocean? Why doesn't Earth just float off into space? Check, check, and check. With hundreds of topics ranging from silly to serious, this book has the expert information kids need in a fun and entertaining format that will keep them digging for answers.

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How I have Fun while I work From Home


I have been working from home for quite a few years now.  It gives me joy to set my own schedule and do things my way, in my own time, and at my own pace.  But, there are times when I am tired of typing or I get writer's block and I just want some entertainment.   I need to get my mind off what I am doing and take a moment to enjoy some quiet time without leaving my working space.  Does this sound like you?

I have found a great little spot on the internet with tons of FREE online games.  I have it bookmarked so I can just click over there and play.  While there are tons of apps on Google Play, they are full of ads and in-app purchases.  I do not have time for that.  I am just looking to tone down and have a bit of fun.

You can play FREE online video games at  There are no ads, there are no "in app purchases".  Just plain fun.  Maybe you should check it out.  I have spent quite a bit of time on there today and my favorite game is Pin Pull Rescue, which is a logic game.  We are all logical right? 

Which pin should I pull?  This is only the 2nd level and I have lost.  And, I think that is funny! 🀣  Does this make me illogical? 

Sometimes your brain needs a break and you just need a fun game to relax and unwind. Guess who else is a fan of the games?  My autistic son, who is 18!  He loves checking out the new games.  And I love that I do not need to buy anything nor can he!  This is definitely going to be our go-to for online video games and entertainment.  It's free, there are no ads, no in-app purchases, nothing to buy,  or subscribe to.  Just plain out simple and fun! This is the type of entertainment I like for him and it is simple enough for him to play!

He has been playing Jumper Frog!  You just move the arrows on your keyboard to move the frog without getting hit.  My son is bellowing with laughter every time he plays.  I am in awe that this game brings him so much joy!  I tried it myself and it was a bit challenging for Mom! 🐸

This brings him far more entertainment value than having to keep buying games on his Ipad.  There are so many games for different skill levels and most of all, they are FREE!!

Tell me your fave game to play in the comments below.


A Week Away on Netflix beginning March 26

 This is a sponsored post on behalf of Review Wire Media for Netflix.

I am always on the lookout for new movies to watch on Netflix.  Have you heard all the buzz about  A Week Away?  I am always looking for movies my family can watch on movie night and this one does not disappoint.  I am so excited about this new musical.  I cannot wait for March 26th to arrive, so I can put this in my movie queue.

A Week Away is Netflix’s first musical film of its kind, releasing March 26th Troubled teen Will Hawkins (Kevin Quinn) has a choice to make - go to juvenile detention or attend a Christian summer camp. While at camp, and with the help of his music, new friends, and love interest (Bailee Madison), he learns the healing powers of kindness, forgiveness, and faith can be found in the most unlikely of places.

Check out the trailer below!  

Make sure to mark your calendars and let me know your thoughts once you have watched this on Netflix.


You can own your own copy of THE UNDOING: AN HBO LIMITED SERIES.   The plot is full of twists and turns and an ending you will not see coming.  Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant team up for this must-see suspenseful drama.  Thanks to Warner Bros. for providing us with a copy. Unravel the Mystery on Blu-rayTM and DVD March 23, 2021.

THE UNDOING: AN HBO LIMITED SERIES follows Grace (Kidman) and Jonathan Fraser (Grant), who are living the only lives they ever wanted for themselves. Overnight, a chasm opens in their lives: a violent death and a chain of terrible revelations. Left behind in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster and horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and her family.

The limited series’ incredible cast includes Emmy® and Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Nicole Kidman (HBO’s “Big Little Lies”) and Emmy® nominee and Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner Hugh Grant (“A Very English Scandal”), Edgar Ramirez (Emmy® nominee for “American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace” and “Carlos”), Noah Jupe (“Honey Boy,” “A Quiet Place 2”), Lily Rabe (“American Horror Story”), Noma Dumezweni (“Black Earth Rising”), Sofie GrΓ₯bΓΈl (HBO’s “Gentleman Jack,” “Fortitude”), Matilda De Angelis, Ismael Cruz CΓ³rdova (“Berlin Station”), and Donald Sutherland (Emmy® winner for “Citizen X”).

THE UNDOING: AN HBO LIMITED SERIES is directed by Susanne Bier and is created and written for television by David E. Kelley, who also serves as showrunner; executive produced by Susanne Bier, David E. Kelley through David E. Kelley Productions, Nicole Kidman and Per Saari through Blossom Films, Bruna Papandrea through Made Up Stories, Stephen Garrett and Celia Costas. The limited series is based on the 2014 novel, “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz.


The Undoing
The Missing
Do No Harm
See No Evil
Trial by Fury
The Bloody Truth

PAW Patrol: Rubble on the Double

Where are my Paw Patrol Moms, Dads, Aunts, and Uncles?  Get ready for this newest DVD from Paw Patrol!  Make sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win this DVD. 

Get ready to raise the “woof” with Rubble and the rest of the pups in the all-new DVD release, PAW Patrol: Rubble on the Double. Available on January 19, 2021, and featuring nine construction-themed episodes from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series PAW Patrol (produced by Spin Master Entertainment), the DVD will shine a spotlight on fan-favorite pup Rubble and will even include a flashback of how he became a member of the PAW Patrol. Fans can join the pups for adventures filled with tons of digging, building and fixing, as the PAW Patrol work together to save animals, superheroes, a rock-and-roll show and more. PAW Patrol: Rubble on the Double will be available on DVD from Paramount Home Entertainment and Nickelodeon Home Entertainment on January 19, 2021, for the suggested retail price of $10.99.

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Black Panther digital release TODAY May 8th

Enjoy these Bingo cards while you watch Marvel Studios Black Panther today!  Get you  copy TODAY!!!! 


4 Unpredictable Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday

Your birthday happens once a year like clockwork, and it’s time to think about what you want to do for the next one. Sure, there are a lot of times you just want to go to a bar with your friends and celebrate. However, as you get a little older, you might decide you would like to do something a little more original and unique. Sure, there are plenty of unique party ideas to choose from, but what if you skipped the party altogether?

It’s your birthday so, for the most part, you can pretty much do whatever you choose. This is the perfect opportunity to be as original and unpredictable as you can be and to really choose something fitting for your personality. Get a load of these unpredictable ways you can go about celebrating your birthday this year.

#1. Do Nothing


No, you didn’t read that wrong. What better and more unique way of celebrating your birthday these days than doing nothing? In a time when everyone is striving to be unique and different, this is an excellent way of being original and putting your own personality on things. There is no rule out there that says you have to do something for your birthday, so the best thing to do is to think outside the box. Perhaps doing nothing this year is just what you need to cap off the year in quirky style.

#2. Plan a Thrilling Activity


There are a lot of activities you could choose to do for your birthday, and many of these have changed and evolved over the years. In the past, you might have thought about going paintballing or engaging in laser tag. However, these days you might want something a little more cerebral like an Escape Room . Planning a thrilling activity is so important because it allows you to bond with friends as a group, and have a birthday experience that is unlike anything you might have had before.

#3. Go Abroad


Here’s a unique and unpredictable idea, why not go abroad for your birthday?! This doesn’t have to be a long vacation, but you could book a weekend city break to celebrate in style. This is an excellent way of ensuring you celebrate your birthday with a difference. You have to make sure you book your trip somewhere that isn’t too far away, and that you’re going to enjoy. There are so many wonderful places you can check out, and you should invite some close friends to come along with you.

#4. Geocaching



Have you ever been geocaching? It’s only the best thing ever! Basically, it’s like a mixture of orienteering and a treasure hunt. You head along coastal paths seeking clues to eventually lead you to treasure or a destination. Geocaching is fun, silly, and lets you be a big kid again for an afternoon. Of course, you might need to be near the coast for this to be a viable option, but it is certainly a cool and unique birthday option.

How great are these 4 rad ideas for celebrating your birthday in a unique and unpredictable way?! They are ideas that will help you to choose things fitting to your personality, and you will be able to have a memorable birthday (even if you do nothing).


How to create a fabulous dining room

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The Dining Room: A place where you come and sit around a table and eat a home cooked (most of the time) dinner with the ones you love. It’s a place of comfort, love, and joy and because of that, it is one of the most important places in the home. Sure, there is your bedroom where you rest and recharge, but do you really have as many memories in your bedroom compared to your dining room? Probably not. Same thing with an office, or a bathroom, as well. Your kitchen does come close to being up there on the list, though, especially if you have a table in your kitchen, as well. But, we are focusing on your dining room. Your dining room deserves to look fabulous and that is what we are discussing today. Here are a few ways I think you can turn your dining room into a fabulous room that stands out:

Custom Table
There are so many affordable custom tables now. It seems like everyone is trying out their skill in wood making and there are many Facebook pages where people are crafting custom farmhouse tables and selling them. This is a fantastic way to get a sturdy table, at a lower cost. Of course, there are other options. Many big stores will have the option to customize your table that you purchase, but of course, they will be more expensive. When you are purchasing a table, make sure you consider how many people will be sitting at the table, how much space you have in your room, and also what colors are in your room. Do keep in mind that you can paint your room, if needed.

Comfortable Chairs
Comfortable chairs are a must. With the recent trend of farmhouse tables, benches also made it in the ‘must have list’ and they could be a good addition if you have a lot of people dining with you. Another reason I love benches is the fact that they save room. You can just slip it under the table when it is not in use and it is out of the way. When purchasing chairs, make sure to consider how large your table is and who is going to be sitting in your chairs. Although you do not want ugly chairs, I highly recommend making them comfortable. Your dining room table is a place that you are supposed to enjoy and make memories in. If you are too busy moving around because your chair is uncomfortable, it will be harder to focus on the good times that are right in front of you.

Upgrading your flooring is definitely not necessarily, however, I do recommend having flooring that is easy to clean. Your dining room is destined to have spills and messes, especially if there are children around, so make sure your flooring will not stain. Also, I highly recommend getting a fashionable rug to your dining room. It just makes the space a bit more luxurious and welcoming. There are many websites that sell rugs, so you do not even need to go in store! Some that I recommend are Target and Overstock!

Your dining room does not need much, but adding a few decor pieces will definitely spruce it up enough to make it fashionable and fabulous. Add some candles along the center of your tables, a bar cart, and maybe a few seasonal decor pieces and you are good to go! In the spring, I love white vases with fresh (or fake) flowers and you can even reuse the white vase for other seasons, as well. For example, in the fall, you can add fall foliage to it and maybe some apples. In the winter, add eucalyptus and red berries. In the summer, you could do flowers, or have bright citrus decor added in.


The artwork in your dining room will be the star of the show and you want to make sure it is special. If there is anything to invest in, it is your artwork because it can potentially make you money in the long run. In addition to making you money, it can turn a plain dining room into the most fabulous dining room you have ever seen!

When you invest in artwork, you want to make sure to protect them, as well. Your first area of concern is fading. You do not want your artwork to fade, so make sure to invest in window films to protect your furniture and artwork. If you have not heard of them before, window films are a cost-effective UV protection. According to UHS Window Tinting and Blinds, “Radiation from the sun is divided into three components: light that we can see, and infrared and UV rays that we can only feel. As the sun strikes glass, the window film acts as a shield that blocks harmful UV rays, as well as regulates the amount of heat that passes through the glass. In turn, the interior of your office or home will have a more comfortable temperature, even without increasing the cooling or air conditioning capacity in the room. By simply having a window film on your glass doors and windows, you can be protected from the sun and reduce your energy costs at the same time.” Improve the comfort of your home, save energy, and also improve the look of your home by installing 3M™ Window Films with the help of UHS Window Tinting and Blinds, located in the Metro Atlanta area.

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