Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Winecountrygiftbaskets.com review



Starbucks Selects Brown & Haley Almond Roca Buttercrunch Toffee Cookies (3oz)
Tazo Duet - Black & Green Teas (2 bags 1 Calm & 1 Zen)
Starbucks Selects Brown & Haley Cashew Roca (2pc)
Starbucks Selects White Chocolate & Raspberry Cookies (2pc)
Starbucks Selects Brown & Haley Mocha Roca (1.26oz)
Starbucks Ground Coffee Breakfast Blend (2.5oz)
Caffe Verona (2.5oz)
Ground Coffee French Roast (2.5oz)
Starbucks Hot Chocolate
Marshmallow (1oz)
Starbucks Hot Chocolate Salted Caramel (1oz)
Tazo Awake Black Tea (2 Bags)
Tazo Calm - Herbal Tea (3 bags)
Tazo Organic Spicy Ginger Tea (2 bags)
2 Mugs (16oz)



My favorite thing about the site was seeing the CONTENTS section so neatly displayed telling you exactly what was in each basket! It made picking out this basket so much easier than it could've been and I really enjoyed browsing the site and how it was all laid out. This site has OCCASION: Gift baskets to Express Sympathy Mother's Day, Father's Day Gift baskets... You can organize by Price, and also by Type: spa, even kosher, chocolate (not while it's hot, but when it cools off in the fall...), wine, etc.
Wine Country Gift Baskets Starbucks and Tazo set on Twitpic
Not to mention that even though they already have outstanding prices they still offer a sale section and free shipping on select baskets too, which I think is phenomenal. 


Winecountrygiftbaskets.com sent me the basket you see images above of! It is called the Starbucks & Tazo Gift Basket! It is on sale right now for only 50$, and as you can see, it comes beautifully wrapped, just as it does in the picture. The only real difference from the picture is they show it with the mugs out, and of course they are nestled in between stuff carefully so as not to get broken during shipping. I was impressed the basket arrived in pristine condition. 
Wine Country Gift Baskets Starbucks and Tazo set on Twitpic


I think it's going to be great to have it on hand, because we are forever spending money on friends and family members birthdays, anniversaries, etc.. so it will be great. Since we haven't had an occasion in a while, and we have them at the rate of about 1-2 a month, it won't be long at all before it is needed! Since everyone loves coffee and tea, it's a perfect gift for just about anyone really!
Wine Country Gift Baskets Starbucks and Tazo set on Twitpic
 I especially think most people take for granted having coffee and tea around offices and homes, and of course rarely splurge on good tea and coffee such as this. (At least people I know anyway!) I had to stop myself from tearing into it, because I do love coffee and tea. I try to limit the tags on this blog to keep it simple(r), but you'll notice Coffee and Tea are both on that list! (Right sidebar!)





Basket comes assembled and sealed! Has a good variety, great presentation I am sure any recipient will love it! I think that the basket I picked is good for any occasion; such as a Thank You/Appreciation Gift, a Birthday Gift, a Christmas Gift, could be used for Graduation, Congratulations, Corporate Gift or even Thank you/Appreciation Gift, like for a teacher!
Overall the basket was great, and the level of customer support was over the top. I would recommend Wine Country Basket to all my friends and family.
Baskets cost from 25$ to 200$ and of course, hence the name, some even come with alcohol, although those baskets can only be shipped currently to 39 of the 50 states..

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a free product to try out so I could evaluate and use it for this review. My thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.I am not responsible for delivery of any giveaway items won from this blog. We are not responsible for injury or mis-use of any products won from the Blog. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering our giveaways. Thanks!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Strawberry Fields... nothing is real...

Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see
It's getting hard to be someone, but it all works out
It doesn't matter much to me.

No one i think is in my tree
I mean, it must be high or low
That is you can't you know, tune in
But it's all right. That is I think it's not too bad.

Let me take you down 'cause i'm going to strawberry fields
Nothing is real, and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever.

Always no, sometimes think it's me
But you know i know when it's a dream
I think er no, i mean, er yes, but it's all wrong
That is i think i disagree.

Let me take you down 'cause i'm going to strawberry fields
Nothing is real, and nothing to get hung about
Strawberry fields forever.


Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bruno Mars - It Will Rain [Official Music Video]

TEAM UMIZOOMI: UMIGAMES Available on DVD on June 5, 2012



NICKELODEON’S HIT PRESCHOOL MATH SERIES
RETURNS IN TIME FOR THE SUMMER OLYMPICS!
TEAM UMIZOOMI: UMIGAMES
Available on DVD on June 5, 2012
NEW YORK– March 9, 2012 – Join Milli, Geo and Bot on four sports-themed math adventures in Team Umizoomi: Umigames.  Preschoolers will learn many math skills, including counting, patterns, measurement, and more! Get in the Olympic spirit and don’t miss out on the Umi Team’s latest all new DVD. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Team Umizoomi: Umigames will be released on DVD for the suggested retail price of $14.99.


Team Umizoomi features a tiny team of superheroes, Milli, Geo and Bot, who use their mighty math powers to help little kids solve big problems.  The series combines action-adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids develop self-confidence in their math abilities and appreciate the many ways in which math shapes their world.  The Umi Team is not complete without their Umi Friends (home viewers), who help the team along the way while practicing various math skills.  Set to a soundtrack of preschool-friendly pop songs, the series is designed to build upon preschoolers’ conceptual understanding of math as they are exposed to core mathematical concepts like numbers, counting, computations, measurement, patterns and shapes.


Team Umizoomi: Umigames Episode Synopses:
Umi Sport Games
Team Umizoomi is playing in the biggest sports event around: the Umi Games! To win the Super Sports Trophy, Milli, Geo and Bot must defeat the robotic athletes. 
Boardwalk Games
Team Umizoomi’s friend Ryan wants to win a toy helicopter at the Boardwalk Carnival. Milli, Geo and Bot play carnival games to earn tickets and help Ryan win the special prize.
Crazy Skates
Bot decides to give roller-skating a try but when he puts on a pair of “crazy skates” by accident, he starts rolling out-of-control all cross Umi City. Milli and Geo must rescue their runaway robot pal.
Carnival
Jake calls in from his class trip at the Umi City Carnival.  The class is having a great time on all the rides but Jake lost his favorite stuffed animal Bunny!  Team Umizoomi takes the Umicar to the carnival to help Jake rescue his stuffed animal.
Team Umizoomi: Umigames Fast Facts:
Street Date: June 5, 2012
Catalogue: 823354
DVD SRP: $14.99
DVD Running Time: 96 Minutes
Special Features: None


Buy it at Walmart for only 10$!


Team Umizoomi is a computer-animated educational, musical television series with an emphasis on preschool mathematical concepts, such as counting, sequences, shapes, patterns, measurements, and comparisons. 

Devonny LOVES Umizoomi. I was skeptical the very first few times I saw it on last year, and thought I wouldn't like it, but I gotta admit, it's growing on me. Especially since she begs to watch it, I am constantly hoping it will come on. We don't have a DVR, but now- we have the disc, so I fear it will be played endlessly ... :)
Anyway- if you haven't seen it, use the links in this post to check it out!


About Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon, now in its 32nd year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 100 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable network for 17 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visithttp://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

About Paramount Home Media Distribution:
Paramount Home Media Distribution (PHMD) is part of Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.  PPC is a unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands.  The PHMD division oversees PPC’s home entertainment, digital and television distribution activities worldwide. The division is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of home entertainment content on behalf of Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, Insurge Pictures, MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, CBS and PBS and for providing home entertainment fulfillment services for DreamWorks Animation Home Entertainment.  PHMD additionally manages global licensing of studio content and distribution across worldwide digital and television distribution platforms including online, mobile and portable devices and emerging technologies.


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Keri Hilson performing Turnin Me On. (C) 2008 Mosley Music/Interscope Records

Best granola.. EVER! Boulder Granola Giveaway! 5/30



One winner will win one 12oz bag of Boulder Granola their choice of flavor, OR if they so choose, they can choose (I would recommend this choice) to get a sampling of all the bags in the small sample bags which are great for on the go, children's lunchboxes... because they are small and individually wrapped, and can even be re-sealed!
The four flavors it is available in are:

  • Original
  • Cranberry
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Gluten-Free
It is so tasty- I expected it to be expensive, since most gluten-free products are. However, that is simply not the case, here are the prices for the gluten free version!
12oz Bag · $6.99   &  3oz Snack · $2.70   (Gluten Free)

And this is why Boulder Granola is 100% Organic – including Organic Certified Gluten-Free Oats in our G-Free flavors. But here are a few more important reasons:
  • Growing children are developing brain function and internal organs to last a lifetime, so their food should be the purest and most nutritious available. And healthy breakfasts and healthy snacks are direly important.
  • Adults are more conscious today than ever before of the necessity of nutrition and proper diet in order to remain active throughout their lives.
  • The organic-ingredient combination in Boulder Granola creates a “slow-release energy” that makes it the perfect healthy breakfast food or anytime healthy snack.
  • Organic food tastes better! Remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” More and more people prefer to eat pure food that is free of pesticides, toxins, human sludge fertilizers, radiation (from irradiated crops), and genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
  • Boulder Granola supports Organic Farming. Organic farmers use natural pest control, they nurture and maintain rich soils, use complimentary plant groupings, lunar cycles and other natural farming methods which are beneficial to our earth. And organic farming is complimentary to the water we drink, our ground waters, for the ocean, the rain, and the air we and our children breathe.
  • Boulder Granola’s ingredients are purchased locally whenever possible, supporting local businesses and attempting to reduce our footprint.
  • Boulder Granola is hand-crafted in Boulder and is mixed and baked in small batches to make sure that homemade granola texture and deliciousness reaches your mouth first time, every time.



I have to say, I have had store bought granola and while they are OK, it is not as sinful tasting as this granola is. I have even previously done a giveaway for Nature's Hand which while I did like it, in no way, shape, or form does it compare to this. I am in love with this granola.


 I was sent the Chocolate Chip and Gluten-Free. Surprisingly, I assumed that I would like the chocolate chip granola the best. I was wrong, the gluten-free is WAY better! Sadly, one sample sized bag was a whopping 400+ calories. But that is the ONLY con I could find. There is NOTHING artificial in this granola, nothing in the ingredients you wouldn't recognize or be able to pronounce. It is ALL organic and low sugar, NON-gmo & wheat free! I hope this granola catches on and is available in more and more stores. I WISH I could get it at my local stores, as far as I know, none carry it around here. We have but very few Natural health Food stores! 


If you like granola, I highly recommend you buy this granola, and it's probable others granola(s) won't taste quite so good to me anymore. I know I am now spoiled to the gluten-free version of this granola. WOW! Delish!


Learn all about Boulder Granola





This giveaway will end on 5/30 at 11:59 pm eastern! The winner will be selected via random.org & have 48 hours to respond and confirm a shipping address to have prize sent to!
Good luck & thanks for reading with me here on Locomotion of Expressions!!!!


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ARV $90 - Cleanse pills & weight management GIVEAWAY! 5.30

  • Clinically proven 200% more weight loss than diet and exercise alone
  • Significantly reduces post meal glucose levels by 48%
  • Significantly reduces post meal insulin levels by 12%
  • Increase insulin sensitivity by 8%


Price: $89.99

7-Keto Ultra is a unique product in the massive market of weight management supplements. What makes 7-Keto Ultra special is the combination of two powerful, natural and proven products, 7-keto and InSea2. 7-keto effectively promotes weight loss by boosting the metabolism, while InSea2 encourages weight loss by lowering glucose levels, which prevents the typical spike of glucose after you eat, minimizing weight gain caused by stored glucose. Each product is amazing on its own, but together in 7-Keto Ultra, the results are even more amazing! Do you suffer with unsightly belly fat? Do you exercise and eat right? Are you frustrated because nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you need 7-Keto Ultra! As we age, our metabolisms slow down, and it becomes more difficult for our bodies to burn the foods we eat, this means that more of our food is stored as fat....right around our midsections. Your metabolism is a web of relationships between hormones and enzymes that convert food to fuel and impact the efficiency of how your body burns that fuel. Our metabolisms are affected by sex, age, percentage of lean body mass and heredity. As a result, our metabolism cannot be completely restored by diet and exercise alone. Using 7-Keto Ultra will provide your body with the extra boost it needs to get your metabolism revving! If you have been trying to get rid of your belly fat, but results have been slow- or nonexistent, then you need to try 7-Keto Ultra. This formula has a plethora of benefits. It has been proven to speed up the metabolism and heat production to support weight loss, improves lean body mass and helps build muscle. These results will help you lose weight and look and feel great! But the benefits don't stop there- 7-Keto Ultra is also shown to increase thyroid gland activity, boost the immune system, develop memory and slow aging.


You know, I have heard it all before. Blog reviews on mommy blogs are biased and we all just smile and pet our sponsors on the head and lie and say products are great when they are not-so. A lot of sponsors will even insist if you don't like it, then just don't write. I am a firm believer in you get what you ask for. There are negative reviews on my blog, and with the exception of Charmies;  who threatened to have "her lawyer contact me"... my blog does have non-positive reviews tagged "perturb". Don't get ahead of yourself, this isn't going to be one of them. 

The only thing bad I have to say about this product is thank god I didn't have to pay for it. It costs a staggering 90$ which in my humble opinion "IMHO" is entirely too much. I do want to tell you, that it does work and I haven't been as hungry and I feel healthier, what I mean by that is; more energetic. 

The reason I wanted to mention the "perturb" tag is so you know I do believe and endorse this product. I am no Doctor, and I do not know if there are any effects of taking this product. Yet- I have taken the bottle and seem to be fine. I would take it again, but only if the price were discounted if I had to buy it. I guess if a product works though, then you get what you pay for, which IMHO are phenomenal results! This product keeps you energized, without all the bad-for-you caffeine, yet doesn't make you jittery or keep you up at night! I liked it a lot!

But don't worry- if you win this giveaway you won't be paying a penny for this 7-keto-ultra, because you will get a bottle of it entirely for free to see for yourself!


2 winners! ARV $90
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For your 2nd, you can enter another giveaway on this blog (just one entry for that please) and tell me which one.
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Good luck & thanks for reading with me here on Locomotion of Expressions!!!!



Disclaimer: I did not received any monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a free product to try out so I could evaluate and use it for this review. My thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.I am not responsible for delivery of any giveaway items won from this blog. We are not responsible for injury or mis-use of any products won from the Blog. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering our giveaways. Thanks!

A must See! "This Means War"! (review)



********** Our Review **********

This is one of the newer movies FOX has released to DVD recently. I gotta say, I didn't know what to expect out of this movie, but considering it had Reese Witherspoon in it, I assumed it would be good. It was not as comedic as I had assumed it would be. I have to tell you- I guessed which guy she would end up with well before the middle of the movie. 


But- it was better than I thought it would be, albeit a tad bit predictable. What was absurd to me, is knowing Chelsea Handler from watching her talk show...  see, they made her married to an old weird dude, with kids- which didn't fit the bill of who we know her to be, therefore was extremely unbelievable. It is not that I do not think she can act, but more of a question of, why should she? Even if she does, I feel the part should be more "fitting" if-you-will for her real life personality. If for nothing other than to keep it believable. She is a self-proclaimed child/baby hater so it was a bit of a stretch!


SPOILER ALERT!!!!!
 I do think the movie ended wrong, and she picked the wrong guy. You can tell once you see the first man has a "baby's-momma" that he is going to end up with her, which should be a good ending but I was rooting for him. They show this part in one of the first few scenes, and I knew immediately that's who she wasn't going to end up with, so it spoiled it for me. Even more obvious it became- when the other guy: FDR (what kinda name is that, anyway? They shouldn't have went there!) he visited his Grandmother and took Reese's character (I can't remember her name, so it wasn't memorable.. let me go look!)
............  Oh- ok.. Lauren.. whatever- :)
...anyway, where was I? Oh yes! He takes her to visit his Grandmother and with her talking of how he's never had a girlfriend or brought one home, I knew she would pick him. I guess you are supposed to want Pine's character to get back together with his child's mother, but I kinda wanted FDR to get with her! 


I loved the 3 alternate endings, and I really wish they had chosen one of those instead of what they did.
I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did!

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Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy Form the Perfect Love Triangle in this Action Packed Comedy Available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download May 22

They are the CIA’s best, trained for any situation…except one.  Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plays the ultimate spy game as two best friends fight for the right of one woman’s hand in THIS MEANS WAR, coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download May 22.  Starring Academy Award® winner Reese Witherspoon* (Walk the Line), Chris Pine (Star Trek) and Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises), the laugh-out-loud comedy gets even better on Blu-ray with three alternate endings that answer the question – what if she chose the other guy?

The world's deadliest CIA operatives, FDR Foster (Pine) and Tuck (Hardy), are inseparable partners and best friends until they fall for the same woman (Witherspoon).  Having once helped bring down entire enemy nations, they are now employing their incomparable skills and an endless array of high-tech gadgetry against their greatest nemesis – each other

Directed by visionary filmmaker McG (Charlie’s Angels), THIS MEANS WAR features a funny and talented supporting cast including Chelsea Handler (“Are You There, Chelsea?”), Angela Bassett (Notorious) and Abigail Spencer (Cowboys & Aliens).  The Blu-ray is loaded with special features including three alternate endings, an uncensored gag reel, outrageous bachelorette party, action-packed deleted scenes and commentaries by McG and more!  The Blu-ray and DVD will be available for an average retail price of $25.00 and $20.00, respectively.  Prebook is April 25.


THIS MEANS WAR Blu-ray Combo Pack Special Features

Alternate Endings w/ Optional Commentary by Director McG
- Warehouse Alternate Ending
- Alternate Ending #1
- Alternate Ending #2

Bachelorette Party

Uncensored Gag Reel

Deleted Scenes w/ Optional Commentary by Director McG
- Trish & Lauren Chat / Shooting Range
- Jonas’ Funeral
- Post Pizza
- Ex-Girlfriends
- Visiting Joe
- Lauren Freaking Out

Alternative Opening Concept (Previz w/ Optional Commentary by Director McG)

Audio Commentary by Director McG (standard and extended versions)

Theatrical Trailer


Disclaimer: I did not received any monetary compensation for this review. I did receive a free product to try out so I could evaluate and use it for this review. My thoughts & opinions in this review are unbiased & honest and your opinions may differ.I am not responsible for delivery of any giveaway items won from this blog. We are not responsible for injury or mis-use of any products won from the Blog. Please read our Terms of Service & Disclaimer Policy before entering our giveaways. Thanks!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Draggns Blood Review NaturalSkinShop.com



I was so excited to get to try this


This is my 3rd Natural Skin Shop review!!!
Read my 1st here: Skincare that's right for everyone!
My 2nd: Fruit enzyme micro-scrub


I admit, I was a bit skeptical about the name Dragon's blood at first, and after seeing the photographs of the actual sap coming out of the tree:
I find that them using such an ingredient in their products not only groundbreaking, but unique and innovative. This is one of the reasons I absolutely love reviewing for them.

These are some facts they shared with us on the main ingredient, Dragon's Blood: 

Ancient Greek and Roman warriors used Dragon’s blood to stop the bleeding from their battle wounds and seal them from infection (imagine what it can do for your guy’s shaving nicks!)

Dragon’s Blood is ingested or burned as incense to increase sexual energy, sexual potency, and strength.

In China, the Dragon Blood Tree is the “botanical symbol of longevity” 
One thing I am confused about is why the serum is not red tinted? But I love the silky feel of it, and I love how expensive the cream is. It doesn't come in a cheap plastic jar, it comes in a heavy duty metal jar. I like that because it feels so sturdy and "real" holding it. I love the feel of the cold metal in my hand. The cream itself smells light, but the serum has no noticeable smell. This stuff makes my skin feel oh-so moisturized! It didn't break me out, and I totally expected it to!


Extracted from the tree sap of the Cambodian Dragon Tree, Dragon's Blood Elixir and Hydrator contain a high concentration of flavonoids and phenolic compounds with incredibly strong antioxidant properties. Natural botanical extracts are combined with advanced Peptide technology for a powerful damage protection kit.


The site says it's for men, but it could easily be for women. I do not know about your husbands, but mine won't put such stuff on his face. And he has a great complexion. So I use it instead. I'm sure I am not going to turn into a man, so it's fine. :)


But if yours does... You should know: Men put their skin through some serious abuse on a daily basis. Each time they shave, their razors peel off the top layer of the epidermis, leaving their skin susceptible to the elements – sun exposure, air pollution, free radicals, and dry, winter air.


Read on Dermstore blog some of the benefits of Dragons Blood.


Buy It!



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Exercise: It's Good for Your Brain Too! with Find It® Games - the ultimate "Contained Adventure"


Find It! On the Farm and On Dry Ground Review



Find It! On the Farm ($23) is the newest Contained Adventure™ from Find It® Games.  This silo shaped version brings an old favorite to life, appealing to little farmers and animal lovers alike. “On the Farm” features 42 hidden items including a tractor, pitchfork, scarecrow, milk jug, and a hearty assortment of furry friends & livestock nestled among the brightly colored pellets.  Like all Find It® hidden object games, "On the Farm" provides hours of fun for the entire family, young and old.  Use the enclosed score pad to check off items as you find them in this Contained Adventure™.  With all the hidden items conveniently listed on the bottom of the silo, you can take it on a car ride, play it in the field or in the barn - this game has everything you’d expect to find down "On the Farm!"

I think these are absolutely adorable. It's ironic that the first time I saw them was at a school bookstore fundraiser this year. I picked them up and was all "What is this?" Giana is telling me how they have one in the aftercare room and how she plays with it. So when the opportunity came to get one for her, I knew she would be excited. One girl on the website says: "Do NOT hand this to an obsessive personality!"

At first Giana would start to see the corner of an item, but not be able to tell what it was, and shake it too hard in one direction to reveal it, only to send it covered in beads again. But she is determined and doesn't let it frustrate her.
What is frustrating is how I can't Find the Penny!

What's funny is: you would think it would be easy to find the things, because the canister is slender. I imagine the more slender and full it is the harder it would be. 
 Devonny (my 2 year old) just thinks it's a rattle and walks around the house shaking it with this hilarious excited look on her face!  I think it is cute how it's shaped like a silo too, but I am not sure Giana has made that connection yet.
This game is good for brain "exercising" and challenging your brain!
This year, stimulate your neurons with a diet of challenging, novel tasks. Don’t worry if training seems difficult at times. It’s perfectly normal to feel challenged—and it’s good for you. If you feel like challenging your brain at the next level, consider playing/buying some of the games on the Find It! website, they are available for purchase at many fine retailers as well.

Package included the Find It "On The Farm" hidden object game. A family game for one or more players to enjoy whether you are 8 or 98!






ON DRY GROUND PUZZLE - ( $13) NEW FOR 2012
There are timeless moments in history that have been captured in writing and passed down from generation to generation.  Find It® Games brings some of these moments to life in our new “Pieces of History” series of interactive puzzles.   

On Dry Ground puzzle captures the crossing of the Red Sea, a significant event of historical relevance. Jigsaw puzzle players will delight in the vibrant artwork commissioned from painter Rachel Land. Pictured on the perimeter of this 300-piece puzzle are icons from that era including objects like a chariot wheel, & scrolls.

Like the traditional Find It®  hidden object games, players need to look closely throughout the finished puzzle to discover these hidden objects within the artwork. The included key, resembling an Egyptian parchment document, explains the significance of each found object. Finished puzzle measures 20.75" x 15".

Hindsight is 20/20 and I wish I had instead picked the Parade of Animals. I think it would have held her attention better. I assumed since she is gifted that this would be a breeze for her. She is almost 7, and the puzzle is recommended for 8+. I have seen her complete 200 piece puzzles in an a little less than an hour. I think it was boring to her, because she doesn't understand history yet. Ironically that is what I was trying to do- of course, was interest her in history.

 I think if I hold onto this puzzle for another year, she might be more driven to finish it. She does love puzzles. We had to help her with this puzzle a little, but she did think it was adorable. And I don't mind that she needs the help, since it gives me an opportunity to spend quality time with her. Since shes in school most of the day, I lack that. Thank goodness it's almost summer though. Lots of one on one time for Mommy & Daughter & Baby Sister too! She misses her while she's at school!

Giana was getting very excited when she found items on the border. I thought it was neat how the items you are looking for are all laid out for you on the framing. I loved the construction of the box, because flimsy boxes can be a major issue when it comes to storing puzzles. If a child accidentally tears the side of the box, the pieces will spill and the puzzle is no good. My trick is to tape the edges as soon as I get the box, and to also keep the pieces stored in a plastic zippered bag inside the box.

Would I recommend this puzzle/game? Heck yes!

We have little to no storage space/closets in this house. In fact the only closet that is NOT in a bedroom is my pantry which is uber small. I know, I could kick whoever designed this house in the groin. I even have to keep our vacuum in the garage it is so silly! I also keep our massive stack of bard games./puzzles out there too. Since the garage isn't properly sealed and we live close to the woods, I get a visitor every year- well, lets call him an unwanted roommate. I call him Warehouse Mouse. I can't kill him, I just can't. It doesn't feel right. I would cry. So he eats all the stuff in my garage in the winter.
Including my games and puzzles. :(
 Not fun. I actually had the hubby install wire shelves to protect my cardboard games. So now this will be stored up high with them.. outside. *Sad* Unless he goes all spider-man and starts climbing the walls, they should be good- right?
Hate to go off on a rant there, but wondering if anyone has suggestions for this? Perhaps moth balls?

I have a cat now, but she is 3 legged. She can't run fast, but she tries. Perhaps I will keep her in the garage this year and let nature takes it's course? She is small though, and this "mouse" is a biggun.



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