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What’s in the Bible Review and GIVEAWAY


It’s Give Away Time!!!

Have you seen this new series put out by the creator of Veggie Tales? It’s called “Buck Denver Asks What’s in the Bible” and takes kids (and adults) cover to cover through the Bible. Buck Denver is a News Man who is curious about the Bible.  I must say, I have learned so much from watching these videos and so have my kids (ages 2, 4, 7, and 9). It holds the attention of each one of them in a different way.

The videos are filled with colorful characters in the form of puppets. There’s someone for everyone. My personal favorites are Clive and Ian (explorers), Captain Pete (who sounds suspiciously like Pa Grape) and Sunday School Lady with her magic Flannel Graph!

I was a HUGE fan of Veggie Tales back in the day (before I even had kids), but I have to tell you that I was a little frustrated as I saw the series moving away from Bible stories and more into Moral stories. I mean, having good morals is all well and good, but nothing beats the Bible!

When I heard that Phil Vischer (creator of Veggie Tales and What’s in the Bible) had come out with this new series, I was a little skeptical and really didn’t give it much attention. A friend of mine was telling me about the videos and that she and her girls had been watching them and really were learning cool things about the Bible. I asked if we could borrow the videos and was hooked the moment we started watching. My kids LOVE them! They often ask to watch them and can’t wait until we get a new one.

Big Brother and Big Sister really love the word play and silly jokes that can be found throughout. The videos are fast paced and change scenery often to keep the attention of the kids. Sometimes it can move too fast for little ones (like preschool age), but for the most part, they are a win in my book. Little Sis and Baby Girl like the songs.

The songs are super creative and help you learn words like “pentateuch” and “septuagint.”

We watched Volume 1 recently. I like that it doesn’t just jump into Creation and Adam and Eve. The video has two 25 minute episodes. You get to join a little boy name Michael as he is watching the DVDs on a car trip to visit his grandmother. His commentary is cute and clever.

In the first episode of Volume 1, you learn what the Bible is, who put it together, how it tells the whole story of God’s rescue plan. This episode sets the stage for the rest of the series. Episode 2 is about who wrote the Bible, how God inspired the writers to tell the story of God’s rescue plan. It introduces the book of Genesis and explains how it sets the stage for all the events of history.

A couple of things did occur in the video of which I was not a fan. In episode 1, they ask “What is the Bible.” They have a scientist explain that it is paper with a leather cover, etc. Sunday School Lady then comes in and says “Never send a scientist to do a Sunday School teacher’s job.”  The series does a good job later on incorporating Science in a positive light, but I think this was an unnecessary cut. Another item was how the series skirts around the issue of young earth/ old earth. They do not take a stand either way, but say there are many theories… and really, that’s fine. The goal of the series is the Big Picture of God’s Rescue Plan.

I think Phil Vischer is a super talented story teller and is very creative in how he presents HUGE, GROWN UP concepts in a ways that children can understand. They may not understand everything that they are hearing, but they are hearing it, soaking it in, storing it away and it will stick with them.

I am actually so excited about this series of videos that we have ordered the VBS for our church to use this summer.

I am also excited to offer Volume 1 to One of YOU!!!!!! If you’d like to win a copy of Volume 1 of What’s in the Bible, simply leave a comment below and let me know your favorite resource for teaching the Bible to your children!

That’s it… just comment on THIS BLOG POST and you are entered to win your own copy!

What’s that? You want and additional entry?!?!? Well… just click the “like” button in the sidebar and like Plants and Pillars on Facebook. Leave me a separate comment on THIS BLOG POST telling me you “like” Plants and Pillars on Facebook and you get a bonus entry.

Give Away ends Tuesday, May 6 and 11:59 PM EST. Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on Wednesday, May 7.

You can find all the What’s in the Bible Videos HERE. The What’s in The Bible website also offers FREE activites, coloring sheets, etc. that accompany the videos.


Review: To Enter to win your own copy of Volume 1

1. Leave a comment on this blog post

2. “Like” Plants and Pillars” on Facebook and leave a comment on this blog post letting me know.


I was given this video to review by the folks at What’s in the Bible. They are also providing the video for the Give Away. The thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.





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Preschool Busy Bag GIVEAWAY

Busy Bag GiveAWAY


It’s GIVEAWAY time!!!!

If you’ve been with us for a while, you know that we LOVE using Busy Bags in our home! You can check out THIS POST and THIS POST for more details.

Busy bags are activities that are primarily geared for toddlers and preschoolers.  They are simply a way to organize activities to keep little ones busy (usually while older kids are doing school or when you want your preschooler to work independently). They usually center around basic concepts like matching, sorting, colors, shapes, letters, fine motor skills, etc.

This GIVEAWAY is for a DIGITAL FILE including PDFS for 10 Individual Busy Bag Activities as well as Tips on how to use them! TWO PEOPLE WILL WIN THIS GIVEAWAY!!!

The activities included are:

1. Color Matching Wheel

2. Lego Duplo Pattern Template

3. Color Matching Puzzles

4. Paper Dolls

5. Sort by Size

6. PreWriting Practice

7. Matching

8. Create a Cupcake

9. Number Matching Wheel

10. Patterns

The activities are best for preschool age children (ages 3-5). You will be emailed the Printable Pack and will be able to print as many copies as you like.

Here are the RULES of the GIVEAWAY:

1. Your Comments on THIS blog are your entry!

2. Mandatory Entry: Leave a comment ON THIS BLOG POST telling how you use or will use BUSY BAGS in your home.

3. Optional Entry : “like” Plants and Pillars on Facebook. LEAVE A SEPARATE COMMENT on THIS BLOG POST letting me know you “like” Plants and Pillars

4. This giveaway is open internationally and will end midnight (EST) January 23, 2014. Winners will be notified on Friday, January 24, 2014!

That’s it! Winners will be picked using Random.Org when the giveaway has closed.


Linking up with:

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And the Winner Is…

Thanks to those who participated in the GiveAway!!!

The winner has been picked using Random.Org

Comment number 5 belongs to….

Drum Roll Please…

Sara Beth!!!


If you didn’t win, but you are still interested in a bonnet, feel free to contact me OR head over to the Etsy Shop and use JULY25 to save 25% on your entire order!

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Vision Forum GiveAway from The Modest Mom

I was blog hopping today and came across a FANTASTIC giveaway…. $600 in gift cards from Vision Forum (a $300, a $200 and a $100). The Modest Mom is hosting the giveaway.

We actually just got the Vision Forum catalog in the mail and I was drooling over looking at the great products they offer. The Christian Books are top notch. The toys look like so much fun and great quality.

I hesitate to write this post… because that means the word gets out to more people, more people enter the giveaway and my chances of winning go down… but hey… that’s okay. It’s exciting to know that a few families will be blessed to order from this company.

Head on over to The Modest Mom and enter for your chance to win!

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Everyone’s a Winner!!!

Do you remember when we had the Mollie the Monkey Scentsy Giveaway?!?! Well… my sis is at it again and feeling generous! She’s come up with an ingenious way to make everyone a winner…

Are you intrigued yet?…


Read on…

Shannon’s January Scentsy Grab Bag Giveaway!!
Tired of playing games and never winning? Well here is your chance! Everyone who plays wins a Scentsy prize! I’m selling 30 grab bags at $5 each. Once they are gone, they’re gone! Each “bag” is numbered from 1-30 and contains at least a Travel Tin, along with samples of other scents, so everyone wins! You can purchase as many bags as you want; I’ll be using to choose numbers for each prize.
In the “bags” could be one of these prizes:
  • Margot full-size warmer + 1 bar of My Wish
  • Hugs & Kisses full-size warmer + 1 bar of My Wish
  • 3-Pack of bars (your choice of scents)
  • Roma Plug-In, with 1 bar of Kahiko Hula
  • (3) 2-pack of Scent Circles (your choice of scent)
  • (6) 1 Room Spray (your choice of scent)
  • Ollie the Elephant Buddy + Scent Pak (your choice)
  • Cranberry Muffin Brick
  • Pinecone full-size warmer + 1 bar of Embers
  • Shades of Green Room Spray (new for Spring!)
  • My Wish Room Spray
  • Embers Room Spray
  • Cranberry Muffin Room Spray
  • Bamboo Tali full-size warmer + 1 bar of Kahiko Hula
  • 1 Half-Price item (any item, your choice!)
Again, each “bag” is $5 and you can buy as many as you want! Each entry has a chance to win, so you could win up to FOUR full-size warmers! I’ll leave it open until all 30 bags are sold, or until January 28, whichever comes first. Tell your friends! All items can be viewed on my website:
Payment can be in person or through PayPal – just send payment as a gift or personal to Be sure to include your choice of number(s)!
Once all of the numbers are chosen, I’ll go to and have a number chosen for each prize. If you have any questions, please ask!
Good luck!

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Blog Book GiveAway

No… I am not giving away a blog book…

But I know of someone who is…

You can find the details right HERE!!!!

Why should you enter this blog book giveaway.. because 1. It’s a giveaway 2. You can preserve your bloggy memories in hard copy and 3. It’s a giveaway! (a.k.a. FREE)… and I loves me some free.

So, head on over to this here blog and find out how you too can enter to win!

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Hop A Long’s Schoolhouse DVD GiveAway

It’s GiveAway time again!!!! You may remember that I featured Hop A Long’s Schoolhouse a couple of weeks ago as the featured product.
This DVD has three eco- friendly episodes on it that teach environmental responsibility and feature fun and memorable characters. Seriously… my little monkeys LOVE this DVD! They ask for it all the time. They act it out when they are playing. Little Sis has named one of her stuffed animals Shoo Fly (one of the main characters).

The DVD is geared for ages 4- 8.

You can enter to win your very own copy of the DVD!

The comments that you leave are your entry. You can leave up to three comments and triple your chance to win!

1. Leave me a comment and tell me your favorite kid’s show (now or when you were little)
2. Follow Little Monkeys on Facebook and leave me a comment letting me know that you do.
3. Follow Little Monkeys on Twitter (@mama_monkey) and leave me a comment letting me know that you do.

It’s that simple. Remember…. your comments are your entry!

**This GiveAway is open to US residents only**

GiveAway ends Sunday, November 7th at 11:59 PM


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Today is the Last Day for Mollie the Monkey

Thanks to those who have entered our first blog giveaway. The GiveAway ends tonight at midnight. Be sure to visit this post and leave a comment telling me your favorite scent. You can also leave a comment letting me know you follow Little Monkeys on Facebook. Your comments are your entry… so be sure to leave one (or 2)!

The winner will be drawn tomorrow… be sure to check back and find out if it’s you!!!

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Monkey GiveAway!!!!

For the very FIRST Little Monkeys Giveaway, we are giving away a Mollie the Monkey Scentsy Buddy with a lavender fragrance pouch.

Mollie the Monkey Scentsy Buddy

Ready to swing into your arms, Mollie the Monkey is 5.5” wide, 9.5” tall when seated, and 15.5” tall from head to toe. She comes alive with fragrance when you place a Scent Pak in the zippered pocket in her back.

**Giveway open to US residents only **

If you want to be entered for a chance to win Mollie the Monkey, you can do so two ways:

1. Leave me a comment on this post, telling me your favorite fragrance.

2. Follow Little Monkeys on Facebook and leave me a comment on this post telling me that you do (if you already follow, just leave me a comment and let me know).

**Double your chances to win by leaving two comments**

This Giveaway closes Sunday, October 17th at 11:59 pm.

Drawing for the winner of Mollie the Monkey will be Monday, October 18th.

Good Luck!

**Giveway open to US residents only **

Thanks to Shannon, consultant for Scentsy for helping us out with our first giveaway.


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It’s Almost Here!

Check back here on Monday for the very first Little Monkey Give Away!!!

Can you handle the wait? Apparently I can’t…I was going to wait until we had 75 “likes” on Facebook…but I’m just too excited!

And guess what?!? I’ve already got the 2nd giveaway in the works!

See you on Monday!

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