Janice - Celebrating Family

Toy Story 4

I cried at the end of Toy Story 3. I felt the end of Andy’s childhood was the perfect end to the Toy Story series. It spoke to me as a child now grown, but more as a mother of a son. When I heard a new Toy Story movie was on the horizon, I […]

The Best Grilled Cheese Ever

A grilled cheese sandwich is classic comfort food. I’ve seen a lot of so-called adult variations of this cheesy masterpiece, but to me, nothing tops the classic version. I used to make my grilled cheese like most people do: buttered bread with cheese, grilled to perfection in the frying pan. Until the day I saw […]

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Dark Phoenix is the newest installment in the X-Men movie franchise and centers on Jean Grey’s growing power and her struggle to control it. If you think this story sounds familiar, you are right. Jean Grey’s struggle to control her power was at the heart of X-Men: The Last Stand. That struggle ended with Wolverine killing […]

Avengers: Endgame | Spoiler-Free Review

Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of nearly two dozen Marvel films and its release has been highly anticipated. The events of Avengers: Infinity War left audiences shocked and wondering exactly how the story would be finished. I have heard many theories about how the tragic events of Infinity War would be resolved in Endgame; every […]

50 Fun and Unique Easter Basket Ideas (That Aren’t Candy)

One of my favorite things to do is to pick out gifts for people. I love trying to figure out what they will like and I love the challenge of locating at least one item that is new to them. We actually don’t do the Easter Bunny story around here since we keep Easter Christ-centered. […]

The Family Hike

Our family is blessed to live near many beautiful hiking trails. We are right next to the Superstition Mountains and within 30 minutes of many other parks, lakes and trails. Hiking is one of our family’s favorite pastimes. Our hikes range from one hour excursions to all-day adventures. Hiking is a wonderful way to get […]

Captain Marvel: Spoiler-Free Review

Captain Marvel is the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The movie gives audiences the origin story of Carol Danvers, soon to be known as Captain Marvel. As with most MCU movies, the movie is based on the comic books, but is not an exact retelling of those storylines. We meet Carol Danvers while […]

Smile Brilliant’s cariPRO Ultrasonic Toothbrush (Giveaway)

I recently turned 44 and while I feel great, I certainly notice some physical changes: a little gray around my temples, a few more lines on my face, and a little more groaning in my joints. One part of aging that most people do not give much thought to is their oral health. As I […]

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

All good stories come to an end. With movie sequels, that end is often unsatisfactory and contrived. The final installment in a trilogy often feels forced and not like part of a consistent and compelling story arc. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World does not fit that pattern. The third movie in the […]

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part

If you watched the first LEGO Movie, and I am sure you did, you know the ending was a bit of a cliffhanger. Little sister was given permission to play with the LEGO world, and it looked like she joined with a vengeance! The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part picks up right were the […]

CSB Day-by-Day Chronological Bible (Review and Giveaway)

Most of us are used to reading the Bible in the way it has been organized for generations. The books are presented in categories: law, history, wisdom, prophets, the Gospels, and so on. However, I took a chronological Bible study a few years ago and really loved it. A chronological Bible presents the events of the […]

The Kid Who Would Be King (Movie Review)

Chances are, you have seen many King Arthur inspired movies and TV shows. Though they may present differing variations of the legend, they typically look the same. The Kid Who Would Be King is a modern day King Arthur inspired movie that builds on the legend you know well, but in a way you have not […]