The Story Egg Review – Teach Kids About the Easter Story!

My family and I are Christian, so holidays like Easter take on special meaning for us as we consider the role Jesus played on Resurrection Sunday. So I was very excited to get the chance to try out The Story Egg, a book and activity that helps teach kids about Easter!

The Story Egg takes kids through each day of Holy Week, starting on Palm Sunday and leading up to Easter Sunday. The activity uses seven stacked, hand-crafted wooden nesting Eggs, each with its own corresponding story in an illustrated hardcover book. You can open an egg each day with your children or read the whole thing at once!

The Eggs cover the following days of Holy Week:

  • Palm Sunday
  • House of Prayer Monday
  • Teacher of Love Tuesday
  • Give and Take Wednesday
  • Last Supper Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • Easter Sunday

Note that there is no corresponding egg for Easter Sunday – that’s because when you open the seventh egg (representing the stone that was rolled in front of the tomb), it’s empty!

We started with our daily readings last night at dinner and my kids (ages 8, 6, 4, and 3) were really interested. I can tell this is going to be a family tradition for years to come!



Interested? Check out The Story Egg’s website for more information and to order!

3 Beauty and The Beast Inspired Dessert Recipes

Beauty and the Beast Inspired Dessert Recipes

In honor of the Beauty and the Beast 25th Anniversary Blu-ray release I wanted to share some Beauty and the Beast Inspired Desserts with you guys! It was my all time favorite movie growing up, I truly dreamed of being Belle! She was beautiful, caring, and I loved her close! Not to mention her voice was amazing!!!

I love how they released the 25th anniversary and you can get it on Blu-ray! I am so thankful we have a copy, so as Clay gets older he can enjoy this wonderful Classic like I did as a kid!

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I thought it could be fun to share delicious desserts that are inspired by Beauty and the Beast! Let me say all of these desserts are stunning, and what talented chefs they are! I found all these beauties on Pinterest!

Roses are Red Cake Pops

Roses are Red Cake Pops | Flour Arrangements

This is a gorgeous rose inspired cake pop that is stunningly gorgeous and equally delicious! I love how they used an ice cream cone for the pot of the plant, and added in their edible dirt mixture. It is so cute and would be fun for any little kid to eat while they watched the movie!

The Grey Stuff

The Grey Stuff | The Frugal Mom

Yes please, this has me all over it! I could for sure sink my teeth into this decadent masterpiece! I love this dessert, and I totally want to make it now, so I can enjoy one or two!

Teapot Cake Pops TeaPot Cake Pops| Bakerella

These are so stinking adorable I can’t even deal!!! I would have a hard time eating these because they are just SO cute! I would find a way to munch on it though, cause they look delicious!!!!

So I hope these little treats get you inspired and make sure to grab a copy of the 25th anniversary Beauty and The Beast, and enjoy a treat and curl up and watch the movie today!

 Beauty and the Beast: 25th Anniversary Edition


Disney’s The Jungle Book on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray August 30

Disney’s The Jungle Book is a MUST See this year! 

I received this movie as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

The Jungle Book Bluray

If their was one movie I loved as a child it was the Disney’s The Jungle Book!! When I saw a new one was coming out it was a HAVE to have moment! This is a whole new look to the movie and I love it! They want you to not know what is real and what isn’t! The time and effort they put in to creating this masterpiece is really amazing!

In a hurry, buy it here!

As you can see in the video how complex each scene is! All the manpower that goes behind creating a movie like this is just beyond my comprehension! I mean how do they create such amazing scenes like this, it is just stunning!

The Jungle Book didn’t disappoint at all, it was such a great movie and I love the scenery. It is breathtaking! I would highly recommend watching this if you haven’t yet!


 The Jungle Book (BD + DVD + Digital HD) [Blu-ray]



Disney presents the live-action epic adventure The Jungle Book, directed by Jon Favreau (“Iron Man,” “Iron Man 2,” “Chef”) and produced by Favreau and Brigham Taylor (executive producer of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales,” “Tomorrowland”), “The Jungle Book” is a live-action epic adventure based on Rudyard Kipling’s timeless stories, inspired by Disney’s classic 1967 animated film and centered on Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a man-cub who’s been raised by a family of wolves. But Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a threat. Disney’s Groundbreaking, Live-Action Adventure arrives on Digital HD August 23 and on Blu-ray™ August 30.

Sesame Street Sing It Elmo! Releases 5/3

sesame street sing it elmo

Look what we got in the mail the other day, Sesame Street,  Sing It Elmo! What I love about Sesame Street is they really work on helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder! This will be available to purchase on dvd 5/3/16 and digital 5/3/16. This is jam packed with over 2 hours of fun musical compilations!

We had the Sesame Street on the other day and Clay was just staring at the tv. I think he is starting to get intrigued by it, so when I saw this was coming out I knew I wanted it on hand for him when he really likes watching shows later. Because I believe if you let them watch cartoons, let it be a learning experience. Plus I grew up watching Sesame Street and I loved Elmo!

Sesame Street Sing It Elmo DVD

In Sesame Street: Sing it, Elmo! Elmo and Rosita have planned a play date, but they keep missing each other! Children join Elmo and Rosita as they search the neighborhood for each other, singing along the way.  Through songs, kids can appreciate music, learn about friendship, and even practice math skills such as number recognition and counting.  Preschoolers will love singing and dancing along with Elmo, Zoe, Grover and Rosita and their new band, “The Cute and Furry Four.” But, when everyone needs to go home except Elmo, what will happen to the band?  This special is one you won’t want to miss!

So if you have a kiddo or know one who will enjoy this, make sure to pre-order or snag when available! It is a fun one for sure!

Did you watch Sesame Street growing up?! 

Norm of the North Available 4/19 on Blu-ray Combo Pack

Norm of the North Heads off to Save His Home! 

I received this item as a promotional item. This is not a sponsored review. All opinions are 100% my own. 

norm of the north

Lionsgate’s family adventure Norm of the North is heading to Digital HD March 29 and Blu-ray Combo Pack April 19! Follow the adventures of Norm, a polar bear from the Arctic who happens to have some very unusual talents and who has to head outside of his comfort zone to save his home! Norm embarks on a laugh-filled adventure in New York City with his lemming pals as they all try to stop greedy humans from turning the Arctic into a suburban neighborhood, and he makes some new friends along the way. 


Norm of the North

In celebration of this release, here is a Norm print out and assemble Papercraft of Norm himself. Now anyone can have a little polar bear to play with, or to guard their desk! This is a fun little craft you can do with the kiddo’s and entertain them! 

Norm of the North

norm of the north

This movie is really cute! I have heard that this movie would be a big hit, and it didn’t disappoint at all! I am a huge movie lover, and I know Clay will be as well. He will watch tv here and there, you can see he is really intrigued by it for sure. If you have kids or enjoy fun family friendly movies, you will probably enjoy this movie! I think this will be a movie that the whole family will enjoy! 

Are you looking forward to seeing this movie?