WHEREVER the RIVER RUNS by Kelly Minter!
Veggie Tales DVD “Celery Night Fever”
Jump Start Sports For Kids!
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iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door Review!
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“Treasury of Bible Stories” by Kelly Pulley Review

“Treasury of Bible Stories” by Kelly Pulley Review

Treasury of Bible Stories

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Fujifilm FinePix AX655 Digital Camera Review!

New Camera

I got this camera from my hubby for my birthday! I was so impressed with it that I decided to do a review on it!

New Camera

In the box was the Fujifilm FinePix Digital Camera, Manual, CD with software,USB cable for connecting, batteries and a hand wrist strap. I also got a bonus that was a coupon for 100 4″x6″ Prints at Walmart. The Fujifilm FinePix AX655 16M Digital Camera is loaded with a lot of great features. This camera has a 5X Optical Zoom,16 Megapixels, 2.7 LCD with TFT to make it easier to frame your shot, impressive HD Movie recording, built in flash to make the photo brighter and the ability to take great quality photos close or far away that can be uploaded in JPEG format to a PC or Mac.

I have not had the Fujifilm FinePix Digital camera very long but I have loved using it. I think it takes very sharp and clear pictures. I tried the video recording and was impressed with the fact that I was able to record my kids in 1080. The Fujifilm Finepix Digital Camera is very compact and lightweight which made it easy to put in my purse and take with me wherever I went(although I wish it at least came with a soft carry case).

Here are a few examples of the pictures I took with the camera. My two favorite features are Panorama and the 2Image Shot!
With this feature you click the button to take the photo and keep the camera still. On the screen it shows you where you need to move the camera to line up the 2 photo then you keep the camera still until it shows you where to move the camera again until the last photo is taken. Then the camera puts the photo shots together to create the long panorama photo. I took this shot while we were visiting Montana! I will be posting about our Montana adventure soon!
Montana View 2

2Image Shot
With this feature you just click the button to take the picture and it automatically takes a photo without the flash and then a second photo with the flash. I took these shots inside the house of some flowers I received from my husband. With these flower pictures the one with the flash was the best one but I have found that some photos look better without the flash so I usually take pictures with this feature and then look back through them and delete either the one with or the one without the flash depending on which one looked better.

2 image flowers


Top of camera
  * On/Off button
  * Shutter button(to take photos)
Bottom of camera
  * Tripod Mount
  * Access door for SD card and batteries
  * Speaker
Right side of camera
  * USB Port
Front of camera
  * Microphone
  * Flash
  * 5X zoom Lens w/sliding cover
Back of camera
  * LCD Screen
  * Zoom In, Zoom Out Button
  * Display Button(information displayed)
  * Playback Button(look at pictures and watch videos)
  * Selector buttons(Move cursor left,right, up or down)
  *Shooting,Playback and Setup Options buttons:
    + Macro(Take photos of close up objects)
    + Self-Timer(Reduces blur and used for self portraits)
    + Flash(Brighter photos)
    + Exposure Compensation(for extreme scenes either very bright or very bright
    or high contrast objects)

The Shooting Menu button on the camera gives you the following options:
• Shooting Mode
  * Scene Recognition Auto, Auto,
  * P Mode(where you can make changes while half-pressing the shutter button)
  * HD Movie REcord with sound(1280,640,320)
  * 2 Image Shot(where you can click the shutter button and it will take 2 photos.
  One with flash and one without)
  * Natural(without flash)
  * Portrait(soft tone)
  * Baby Mode(Natural skin tone without flash)
  * Smile and shoot(detects a smile and will take photo automatically)
  * Landscape(for scenic photos)
  * Panorama(takes three photos or less so you can get the whole scene)
  * Sport(better movement photo)
  * Night(reduces camera shake with better night scenery shots)
  * Night Tripod(clear shots with slow shutter speed)
  * Fireworks(vivid photos with slow shutter speed)
  * Sunset(makes colors more vivid)
  * Snow(for winter photos)
  * Beach(clear shots for beach time)
  * Party(indoor photos)
  * Flowers(vivid colors for flowers)
  * Text(clearer shots of words)
• ISO(Auto,3200S,1600,800,400,200,100)(for photos taken in lighter or darker scenes)
• Image Size(4:3,3:2,16:9 in S,M,L)
• Image Quality(Fine or Normal)
• FinePixCOLOR(Standard or Black & White)
• White Balance(Auto, Fine, Shade, Florescent Light 1,2 & 3, Incandescent)
• Continuous(top 3 or Off)
• Face Detection(On or Off)
• Auto Focus Mode(Center or Tracking)
• Panorama Mode(Manual,Auto)

The Playback Menu button on the camera gives you the following options:
• Photobook Assist to store photos in separate book files.
• Image Search by date, face, favorites, scene, type of data or by Upload Mark
• Erase
• Mark For Upload to YouTube or Facebook(also reset link)
• Slideshow with different options for viewing
• Protect Frame(set or reset link)

I am very happy with this purchase I have used it for a few months now and I have no complaints. This camera has taken some amazing photos for me to keep as memories and to share with my little girls when they get older.
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Nexus of Entertainment Giveaway!

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WHEREVER the RIVER RUNS by Kelly Minter!



I was intrigued by the title of this book “WHEREVER the RIVER RUNS” and the subtitle how a forgotten people renewed my hope in the gospel. Already this book was pulling me in with promises of adventure and growth in my spiritual walk. I was more than happy to receive a copy of this book by Kelly Minter for a review! I first began reading this book on a trip traveling with my girls. As most of you know traveling with children can be quite distracting and I accidentally left it on the plane on the way home. I gave them the description of the cover of the book and gave them detailed information on what seat I was in, what flight number it was and what airport it was where I arrived. They found it and I paid shipping to get it back so that should tell you how much I enjoyed this book!


As I began reading it I was amazed at how great Kelly Minter was able to describe her experiences in the Amazon. As I read about how they lived, what they ate, what they wore and what they saw it was if it was a picture book and I could actually see what she saw when she went. I began to feel what she must have felt when she first arrived at the Amazon, when she returned back home and when she experienced God’s work first hand in the Amazon and at home! This book “WHEREVER the RIVER RUNS” inspired CONVICTION(I saw that there was so much more I could be doing even right in my own neighborhood), PASSION(I was given a deep desire to do more and was appreciative of what I had) and ACTION(I began to plan more ways to make a difference and I prayed to receive guidance).

For even more information about what inspired this book you can check out the trailer for the book here:

I want to add that after I finished reading this book I watched the trailer again and it brought even more enlightenment on her amazing adventure in the Amazon that brought her hope in the Gospel!(I could connect more to the video after reading the book)

Kelly Minter has written other books like “The Fitting Room”, “No Other gods” and “What Love Is”.
Check out Kelly’s Website here: www.kellyminter.com

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iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door Review!

IGot Tech Screen done

Have you been getting a lot of bugs coming into your house because you open the door for fresh air? We have! I love opening the windows and the doors to let all of the fresh air in the house but we have been getting a lot of flies inside this year so I was more than happy to review this iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door. We have purchased a magnetic screen door from another company before but were unhappy with the quality as it ripped half way through the summer. Right away when I opened the box I could tell it was made of quality materials. I tugged on the screen to see how tough it was and was happy to see that it was much stronger. The installation was easy and fast(you can watch the YouTube Video linked below to see how).

IGot Tech Screen done

We put the screen on our door going into the garage. I think because our garbage cans are in the garage it draws the flies in the garage so they come in the house when we keep that door open. We have had the magnetic screen door on for 3 weeks now and it is holding strong and we have only had a couple of flies because of a different door we do not have a screen on yet(I will need to order one for that door soon). Going in and out of the screen is easy even for my three year old. At first she was not so sure about it but when we showed her how it worked it did not take her long to do it easily. This item would be a perfect gift for someone who is also having a fly in the house problem. The one thing I would warn you about is the sizing of the screen. Make sure you check the size you are ordering and what size your door is.(This size did not fit on one of our doors). As you can see in the pictures this is how it looks on our door and what it looked like right out of the box. We are now enjoying the fresh air without the consequences of flies in the house!

If you want to see how this iGotTech Magnetic Screen Door is installed check out this Fun-Installation YouTube Video:

If you want to purchase this product you can go HERE and buy it!
Don’t forget to check out all of iGotTech products at their website http://iGotTech.com
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Veggie Tales DVD “Celery Night Fever”

celery night fever

I have always been a fan of Veggie Tales! My girls have grown up watching these movies. They even watched a couple of Veggie Tale Movies I had on VHS. The Silly Songs are by far the funniest and the funnest to sing-a-long with my girls. I was super excited when I received this Veggie Tale DVD “Celery Night Fever” for review!

Celery Night Fever

The girls and I have now seen the movie 4 times :-) We watched it at home and in the car! This movie was very entertaining with its groovy music, lovable characters and never ending situations they seem to find themselves in. This DVD will be a movie watched over and over again. I loved the fact that this DVD focused on Forgiveness. I think this movie is a great way to teach your kids about forgiveness and a great reminder for us adults too! My girls favorite part was the songs and they loved learning them and singing along with the BONUS FEATURE SING-A-LONGS!

celery night fever

Veggie Tales “Celery Night Fever” had its debut on August 5th. Who is in this Celery Night Fever where retro funkadelic sights and sounds of polyester leisure suits and disco balls take center stage? Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Who Wants to be a Millionaire) stars – and sings – in a timeless tale about friendship and forgiveness. In Celery Night Fever, the Veggie Tales gang learns some valuable lessons about forgiveness. This movie is about old band mates from The Groovy Brothers, who have had a falling out and they learn to forgive and rediscover their friendship. Bruce the Onion has bitterness toward the band and learns his own lesson of forgiveness. Laura the Carrot learns her lesson after checking off her best pal Junior Asparagus out of her life over a mistake he makes. Each of them experiences the truth of Ephesians 4:12, the Bible verse Bob and Larry share at the end of the fresh and fun new DVD: “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” I am so thankful that God has forgiven us! The Bible offers many lessons in forgiveness. This is the verse I always remember learning when it came to forgiveness:
Matthew 18:21-22
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.

Here is a preview for this Funky Lesson Learning DVD “Celery Night Fever”

To find out more about Veggie Tales DVD Celery Night Fever go to www.veggietales.com

Terry Crews is not the only big star who is in a Veggie Tale movie. Country-music superstar Kellie Pickler (American Idol, “Best Days of Your Life”) brings her unmistakable voice and irresistible charm to Beauty and the Beet, in stores Oct. 14. This all-new DVD, a take on the classic fairy tale as only VeggieTales can do it, proves compassion and kindness reap their own rewards.And then, in November, comes the brand-new Netflix original TV series, VeggieTales In the House – which marks the first time the adventures of Bob, Larry and their friends take place outside the kitchen, bringing new opportunities for the great storytelling, meaningful lessons and memorable music that are hallmarks of VeggieTales.

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