Netflix StreamTeam: Pokémon Indigo League

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and this is my honest opinion. 

So, let me get this straight from the jump. I’m not the video game type of girl. Pokémon Go is something you won’t see me doing unless I’ve been kidnapped. 

With all the Pokémon hype as of late I had to see what Pokémon was all about. I wasn’t sure when the anime cartoon had originally aired and I thought it aired in the 80’s, however it actually aired here in the States in 1998.  

While flipping through Netflix, Pokémon was listed in the trending category. Who knew?*insert sarcasm* Let’s see what this is all about, I thought to myself.  Within the first few minutes of me watching my son hears the television. 

Ma! You watching Pokémon? 

Soon I was joined by my son and daughter….

Fourteen episodes later… I was tempted to download the app. Tempted!

I didn’t succumb to the temptation! 

If you’re anything like me, I  had absolutely no idea what this Pokémon Go craze  was all about and we had never seen any of the Pokémon episodes. So, I suggest if you want to get a better understanding of this craze. Especially, if your kids are crazy. Begin with the Pokémon Indigo League episodes.   The first episode begins with a 10 year old boy named Ash that begins his quest as a Pokémon trainer. I consider Ash the Anime Dora The Explorer. LOL You know these kids are always venturing out with no adult supervision and instead of Swiper, you have the evil villains Jessie & James attempting to steal Ash’s, Pokémons. By the 5th episode if not the 1st you wanna go get some Pokémons yourself. 

Since our Pokémon binge, Jala has completed the first Season and has moved on to the next. Coming from a non-gamer, I can honestly see the fascination of finding these little creatures and the fun in the adventure.  But like I said,  “I’m not succumbing to this Pokémon Go, foolishness.”

But, if, 

I’m viciously kidnapped by my kids,

I might give it a Go 😉

 

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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December Netflix StreamTeam Binge

I’m writing this post because I am a Netflix StreamTeam member. Opinions are my very own.

The month of December, I Netflix Binged. Indulged in some good ole movies.

Yes I did.

Not only did I binge, but my kids have been binging too. My oldest daughter is home and my youngest has hijacked the television and has made them watch every flashback movie under the sun. My youngest has paid my oldest back for every time I had to hear Shark Boy and Lava girl, Spy Kids and every other movie her and my son watched over a million times.

One thing I love about the movies my two oldest kids grew up on, is that they have been given new life with my youngest. These old movies appear as though they’ve just hit the box office in the eyes of my youngest. So, this holiday break has been filled with some oldies, but goodies in my house.

Now, I think these colder months allow me to enjoy a bit more television entertainment because I’m not outside as much. No more garden duties and some days it’s just toooo darn cold to go outside! The last movie I watched in December was, Raising Izzie. I almost… almost went into a really, really ugly cry, but I grabbed some tissue.

I’d consider Raising Izzie a sorta, kinda family movie. That’s depending on the sensitivity of the children in your family. My two oldest would handle this fine, but my youngest I was a bit concerned. She’s going through that emotional phase now, so maybe she’ll have to see this at a later date. Raising Izzie is a story of the hope of adoption after much tragedy in the life of two young girls. Not only was the adoption of these girls a blessing for them, but was also hope to a couple that weren’t able to have children.

The month of December was definitely not only a month of binging on food, but enjoying some great movies too. What’s your Netflix pick of the month?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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My obsession with prodigal son movies #NetflixStreamTeam

I’m a member of the #NetflixStreamTeam and the opinions in this post are 100% my own.

It’s evident that lately I’ve had an obsession with prodigal son stories. No, my son has not requested his inheritance and left home, so who knows what my obsession is with these movies. My husband and I have been having standing date nights on Wednesday and If I’m in control of picking the movie, a prodigal story it is.

One of my favorite’s for the month of June was, Confession of a Prodigal Son. So funny when the son asked for money to leave home, I couldn’t help but think of how much nerve he had to ask for the money. However, I’m sure many of us young and old feel like we’re obligated to receive something and when we do, we ruin it.  Just jack it all up!  All up.

Confession of a Prodigal son is the modern day story of the parable told by Jesus. I’d suggest this movie to watch with your teens and can lead to great discussion afterward. What types of movies have you been watching lately? Have you been stuck on a specific story line?

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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Heart of the Country: #NetflixStreamTeam

I’m a member of the Netflix Stream Team.  My opinions are my very own. All mine 🙂

This month I’ve been all over the place with picking movies to watch on Netflix. Some were good and some weren’t my cup of tea.  I began the month off with needing something to make me laugh.  So, I picked, ‘Thou Shalt Laugh 4’.  From there I watched, ‘Marriage Retreat’ with hubby and a few others…

GMO OMG

Noah – My son and I turned it off in the first 15 minutes.  We weren’t feeling it. At. All.

Mercy Rule

Heart of the Country

Now that you see I’ve been on a movie kick this past month it’s time to share my favorite…*drum rollllllll*

Heart of the Country was my favorite movie for the month of May.  The story of a young lady that left country life to live out her dreams in the city.  However, some challenges in Faith’s marriage led her back home to the country with her family.  Although Faith thought returning home would allow her to leave her marriage problems behind her, her dad had another plan.

When Faith returned home, it was just in time.  Her dad became terminally ill and they were able to spend some well needed quality time together.  Like I said, her dad had a few tricks up his sleeve. Calvin was very instrumental in helping Faith and her husband restore their once broken marriage.

Heart of the Country was definitely my type of love, romance, Chic Flick type of movie.  Looking for something to watch while you cuddle up with your hubby during the rainy season?  Be sure to check out Heart of the Country.

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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KIDZ BOP KIDS Coming to House of Blues Chicago

Disclosure: No compensation is received for this post.  However, I will be receiving tickets to attend.

Chicago area KIDS and Parents, get ready for KIDZ BOP KIDS on Saturday, October 26, 2013

kidz bop kids

KIDZ BOP Kids BIO:
The KIDZ BOP Kids are the face and voice of KIDZ BOP – the #1 kids’
music brand in the U.S. For three consecutive years, the KIDZ BOP Kids
have been named Billboard Magazine’s “#1 Kids’ Artists.” Four of the
last KIDZ BOP album releases debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200
Chart. In 2012, KIDZ BOP sold more than 1 MILLION albums, more than
Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and Nicki Minaj. These five super talented
kids generate more than ONE BILLION media impressions each year in
North America. They sing on the KIDZ BOP albums, star in KIDZ BOP TV
commercials and music videos and have a major presence on KIDZBOP.com,
the US’ leading safe social network for kids and tweens.

The KIDZ BOP Kids are currently on a North American tour, performing live in more than
25 cities!

KIDZ BOP KIDS are a group of five super talented kids and one of the talented KIDZ BOP Kids’ is from Chicago. Steffan Argus is leading the way from Des Plaines, Illinois! This kid friendly group is loved by parents all around including myself, giving our children clean kid friendly entertainment.

On Saturday, October 26th, 2013
House of Blues Chicago Performance
Doors at 12pm
Show at 1 pm

Get Groupon tickets here

Nicole

Helping Moms power on faith, Tune-In to family life, Flip through to do list, Turnip in the garden & tell you what’s on the Menu. Nicole is a wife, mother of 3 and a Chorkie. Blogging and vlogging about the things that she enjoys in life, her family, cooking, gardening, decorating, planning, crafts/diy, thrifting, giving roadside finds new life and more.

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