DK Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr. Book Review #MLKDay

In this biography, discover the amazing story of Martin Luther King Jr, whose powerful words and dreams for the future inspired the world.

Martin Luther King Jr. will always be remembered for his famous "I have a dream" speech, which he gave during the March on Washington in 1963. But his life before and after that big event, and his other enormous contributions to the Civil Rights Movement in the United States, largely go unspoken. In this biography for kids ages 8-11, learn all about MLK - from his early family life and experiences in education, to his untimely death and the worldwide mourning and riots that followed.


What better day to share about the amazing Martin Luther King Jr., then on his day. I received DK Life Stories: Martin Luther King Jr. to review and I'm so happy I did. A strong leader with a powerful story, Martin Luther King Jr. led the fight for civil rights and inspired the world around him. 

What I love about this book is that it captures his story in a way that intrigues my kids. Both my thirteen and eleven year old read through this book and loved how easy it was to follow and learn about the man who made a huge impact on our lives. Our household is a mix blend of French Canadian and African American, so learning about a powerful leader who fought for equal rights for all of mankind, is definitely something both my husband and I love to share with our kids. I also love that at the end of the book there is not only a quiz to keep you on your toes on what you just read, but there is also a glossary and index of some of the people who were apart of Martin Luther King' Jr.'s life. 

Released on January 7, 2019, be sure to head on over to DK Canada for more information on how to get your own copy.

Wishing you all a Happy Martin Luther King Jr. day! 

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received the above book at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received

Sgt. Stubby DVD Review & Giveaway

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero is a computer animated movie based on the true story of the most decorated dog in America. As World War I nears, Stubby is rescued from his life on the streets by a young American soldier. He gets love, a family and an adventure as he heads to the trenches of France with his new owner. There, Stubby aids in the fight and becomes famous for his amazing military service.

My family and I had the opportunity to review the movie, Sgt. Stubby, which is based on a true story. What a great entertaining movie this was. It starts with a generous gesture of feeding a dog on the streets a cookie and that is just the beginning. There was even some tissues passes around as there are just a few scenes that were emotional for us. We absolutely enjoyed this movie from beginning to end. From the oldest, 35 to the youngest 4, Sgt. Stubby has made his way into our hearts and I don't think he'll be leaving anytime soon. So much so that my son is excited to look up the real Sgt. Stubby to learn more about him.

We received a viewing kit that included not only the DVD, but also a plush replica of Sgt. Stubby along with a Frisbee, key-chain and handkerchief, all items my kids have been loving. Out on blu-ray and DVD as of December 11, 2018, Sgt. Stubby should be your movie you watch on your next family movie night, I assure you, you won't be disappointed and everyone from the youngest to the oldest will fall in love with this dog. We're excited to be offering one of our US readers a chance to win your very own copy of Sgt. Stubby on DVD. Comment below sharing with us one of your favorite movies that stars an animal.

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received a Sgt. Stubby viewing kit at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received

Halloween Blu-ray Review

Forty years after the events of 1978’s Halloween, Laurie Strode (Curtis) now lives in a heavily guarded home on the edge of Haddonfield, where she’s spent decades preparing for Michael’s potential return. After being locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when a bus transfer goes terribly wrong, leading to chaos in the same town he preyed on decades earlier. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the deranged killer returns for her and her family – but this time, she’s ready for him.

The infamous killer Michael Myers strikes again in Halloween, arriving on Digital and via the digital movie app MOVIES ANYWHERE on December 28, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on January 15, 2019. Hailed by critics as “a near perfect blend of craft, character growth and nostalgia” (Perri Nemiroff, Collider),Halloween takes place four decades after Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis, Halloween Franchise, “Scream Queens”) narrowly escaped the masked Michael Myers’ brutal killing spree. Packed with bonus features including chilling deleted and extended scenes as well as special featurettes showing behind the scenes looks at creating the film, Halloweendelivers spine-chilling, hair-raising intensity and thrills to both new and repeat viewers.

I wasn't always a fan of scary movies. As a kid, I avoided them at every chance I got. As a teen, I watched them because my friends watched them, but never on my own. As a young adult things definitely started to changed and now, I love them. I still, from time to time, cover my eyes while watching a scary movie, but I watch them and I'm glad I got to watch this one.

There have been so many Halloween movies with Michael Meyers, but I have to say they did a great job celebrating the forty year anniversary of the original 1978 movie. Jamie Lee Curtis is sharp as ever as Lauri Strode. She's living isolated away from town and is prepared for Michael's return. It turns out she has a daughter and grand-daughter as well. Her relationship with her daughter isn't the greatest due to Laurie being, what her daughter thinks as, paranoid and over protective, but that all changes when Micheal escapes from a bus transfer from the institution he has been kept at. All the training and years Laurie taught her daughter to defend herself comes in handy when they face off with Michael.

I absolutely loved how we got to see three generations of women kick butt in this movie and will definitely be adding this movie to our annual Halloween movies we watch every year. Halloween comes out in stores on blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, January 15th!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Halloween at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received

Night School Blu-ray (Review & Giveaway)

Successful salesman Teddy Walker’s (Kevin Hart, Jumanji, Ride Along 1 & 2) life turns around after getting fired for accidentally destroying his workplace. Forced to attend night school so he can finally get his GED and find another job, Teddy soon finds himself amongst a group of misfit students, a teacher with no patience for grown up class clowns named Carrie (Tiffany Haddish, Girls Trip, Uncle Drew) and his high school nemesis-turned-principal Stewart (Taran Killam, Killing Gunther, Ted 2) who will strive to make sure he fails the course. With every rule in the book about to be broken, Teddy and his new friends find themselves in a battle of pranks and wit that you can’t simply learn in the classroom.

It's been a long while since my last review on a movie, so I was super excited to get the opportunity to get to watch Night School. It stars one of my favorite comedians, Kevin Hart, along with Tiffany Haddish, who is making her way up to the top. Both are extremely hilarious in this movie from beginning to end. 

The story-line is not only well written, it's hilarious and well cast. Both Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish make a great comedy duo and bring their A-game with their own comedy twist. You'll be laughing from start to finish. Not only is this a great comedy, but it also leaves you with a great message in the end to never give up. This is one of the things I love most when I watch anything that Kevin Hart is in. I'd definitely recommend checking out this movie if you haven't already watched it. Out now on blu-ray and DVD, I am thrilled to be able to offer one lucky winner a chance to get their own copy, enter below!

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Night School at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received

Why Hello There, Did You Miss Us?


It's me.......

I want to first apologize for being MIA these last few years. There was no warning whatsoever and I feel like I've let you guys down. Things have been super crazy and busy over here lately and so I had to stop blogging for a while because it was getting overwhelming and I had so much on my plate.

I'm excited to announce that Just Us Girls is back and we will be bringing you more reviews, giveaways, recipes and DIY's in January 2019, so be sure to keep an eye out for our upcoming posts at the beginning of the year!

Also, did you notice the new look? We've been updated and I absolutely love how modern and clean our blog looks. A fresh look for our fresh new start for 2019. Thanks a million to Laura from Albemarle PR. She's really great to work with and super fast!

Til next time.........

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