Tuesday, October 18, 2016


Disclaimer:  I was given the DVD in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own
Paw Patroller
Chase with Police Car
Chase stuffed animal
Marshall with Car
Rocky/Rumble/Zuma/Sky/Everest all with their vehicles
Ryder on his 4 wheeler
Paw Patrol look out 
Paw Patrol Walkie Talkies
Paw Patrol Bed sheets

I am not joking when I tell you this was Quinn's Christmas list last year!  We just started to make his list for this year and he wants the Big Marshal as he calls him and the Paw Patrol Pad and some type of Paw Patrol Helicopter.
My son is obsessed and it is okay with me, because I think the Paw Patrol pups are sweet and promote friendship and working together.  3 things this mama looks for when letting her boys watch TV.
We do have several Paw Patrol DVDS and my DVR is over loaded with episodes, but when I seen Paw Patrol had a Christmas DVD I just knew Quinn had to have it!

Unwrap a high-action adventure this holiday season with a collection from one of the hottest preschool series on TV, PAW Patrol: Pups Save Christmas. This latest puppy collection features daring rescues with just the right amount of holiday cheer! Join Ryder, Chase, Everest and the rest of the gang as they embark on snow-filled adventures to help Santa save Christmas, rescue penguins and polar bears, and much more. Whether they're feeling festive, competitive or silly, it's no secret that the pups are here to bring a little extra joy to this holiday season. Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, PAW Patrol: Pups Save Christmas will be available on DVD November 1

PAW Patrol: Pups Save Christmas includes the following episodes:
  • Pups Save Christmas - When Santa's sleigh crashes and the reindeer run off, Ryder and the PAW Patrol have to help Santa finish delivering presents and save Christmas.
  • Pups Save the Penguins - Someone has been swiping fish off Cap'n Turbot's boat, so he calls Ryder and the PAW Patrol to help investigate. Using his new spy gear, Chase inspects the boat and heads below deck where he discovers it's a group of pesky penguins. Now, the pups have to catch the slippery suspects and find a way to get them back to the South Pole.
  • Pups Save the Pop-Up Penguins - Ryder and PAW Patrol are enjoying a sunny summer day at the beach when a call comes in from Mr. Porter.  He and Alex were at the train station to pick up a big frozen fish order only to discover it's been eaten by some stowaway penguins that have scattered all around Adventure Bay.
  • Pups Save Skye - Skye is on her way to Jake's Mountain to meet up with Everest and Ace when a storm blows in and she crash lands in the snow. After losing her pup tag and breaking a wing, Skye has to climb the rest of the way on foot while both Ace and Chase use a drone to look for Skye from above. They find her but can't reach her on the steep mountain. Ryder calls in Everest - ice or snow she's ready to go!
  • Pups Save Sports Day - The pups are all excited to be a part of Adventure Bay's Sports Day until Everest realizes that she can't show off her snowboarding skills in the summer.  Ryder and the pups race into action to build her a snowboard half-pipe, complete with snow, but Daring Danny X's impatience sends the snow making machine on a tear around the stadium covering everything. The pups slip and tumble through their summer sporting events, until Ryder and Everest decide that the new and improved snowy themed events are even more fun than the regular sports.
  • Pups Bear-ly Save Danny - When Daring Danny X tries to outdo Everest on his motorized snowboard, he gets stuck in a tree and wakes up a hibernating Momma bear.  Skye air-lifts Danny off, while the pups lure Momma down with honey flavored treats.  When the same tempting treats draw the baby bears out of the cave and up into the tree, Everest and Marshall must get the bears safely back into their cave.  
PAW Patrol: Pups Save Christmas Fast Facts
Street Date: November 1, 2016

Running Time: 74 Minutes
Audio: English 5.1 Dolby Digital, French Dolby Surround and Spanish Dolby Surround
(French and Spanish audio not included on "Pups Save Sports Day" and "Pups Bear-ly Save Danny")

Sunday, October 16, 2016

My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Legend Of Everfree

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.
Megan, Spike, Firefly, Sea Ponies, NightShade....  If you grew up in the 80's/90's there is a good chance you knew I was talking about the Vintage My Little Ponies.  I use to LOVE the ponies when I was growing up.  And I love them even more now, because now I can share them with my kids.  Yes the names have changed, they look different and have a slew of new characters.  But at the end of the day the boys of 80's and now share the same message. Friendship and kindness!  A message all parents can support.

And our favorite Ponies are about to release and all new movie!
My Little Pony Equestria Girls - Legend Of Everfree 

Fresh air - check. Starlit nights - check. Scary stories - freaky deaky! The Equestria Girls are leaving the halls of Canterlot High School for a field trip to Camp Everfree. However, they get more than canoeing and camp fires when magic begins to wreak havoc on the camp. They’re surprised to find a magical force is causing strange things to happen, and the girls seem to be developing new powers. The Equestria Girls will have to work together to control the magic or it will destroy their beloved camp!

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My Little Pony Equestria Girls Legend of Everfree

Dutch Wonderland Happy Hauntings

Disclaimer:  I was given tickets to write this post and tell my readers about all the fun I had

In case you missed my last post about Dutch Wonderland happy Hauntings here is the information

With over 30 rides and attractions, live entertainment, games and delicious food, Dutch Wonderland is the perfect place to spend time together with your family! Don’t miss Exploration Island, where dinosaurs come to life! 

Royalty admission is valid for ages 3+. Ages 2 and under are FREE. Happy Hauntings at Dutch Wonderland is a fun, fall family event featuring themed rides, special entertainment, tasty treats, and the Trick-or-Treat Trail: a safe, interactive trick-or-treating experience included in your admission. 

Three weekends of spook-tacular fun (Saturdays and Sundays, October 15-30)! 
Happy Hauntings One-Day Admission Tickets are valid for one admission any day during the 2016 Happy Hauntings event (October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, & 30, expiring 10/30/2016).

And if you use my special link you can save money!!
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My family had the chance to go October 15th and none of us wanted to leave!  It was so much fun going on the rides and the Trick or Treating through Exploration Island was a blast!  The dinosaurs even got into the fun and dressed up!  I know I can go on and on about all the fun we had, but I think it would be better if I just showed you!
As you can see in this photo the park is decorated for the holiday!

My boys favorite rides were up and running!

The trick or treat trail was a blast and even the dinosaurs were dressed up!

The antique cars are our favorite family ride and as you can see on our little drive we were treated to even more Halloween fun!

And last but not least we even had some great photo opportunities along the way

Dutch Wonderland is one of our favorite places to go.  Dressing up in our costumes only adds to the fun!  No matter what time of the year it is Dutch Wonderland gets 8 huge thumbs up from the Miller family.

Shopping for her this holiday season

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this post all opinions are my own.
I am told I can be hard to shop for.  Not by my mom and sister, but by my hubby, dad and brothers.  According to them I am impossible to get gifts for.  I don't understand why though!  Get me a good book, candy, clothing or any kind of beauty product and I am good to go!  I am also a fan of art, clock (yes I know weird obsession, but I LOVE clocks lol) steampunk decor and artisan soap.
Again pretty easy right, but I think the men in my life overthink it or underthink it....  Either way if you are like the men in my life let me help you out this holiday season and give you some great gift ideas for her

Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Soaking Solution: Soothe & Sleep with Lavender

Show your body a little TLC after a cold winter day. This 1LB, single-use bag is a quick and easy way to rejuvenate your body and soothe tired, achy muscles. Made of pure, natural ingredients such as Epsom Salts and Herbal Oils, this soak delivers natural minerals and replenishes lost magnesium through the skin which is vital to the health of the human body. Detox and relax!


Pert Plus Classic Clean 2in1 – Travel Size 

Don’t let the winter air get to your hair! Add shine and manageability with a 2in1 formula that rinses clean and won’t build up. The shampoo collects dirt and oil from your locks while the conditioner forms a protective seal around the hair to provide strength, shine and protect against damage. Your hair will look its best during the annual family photo this holiday season.


Infusium 23 Moisture Replenisher Leave-In Treatment 

This post-shower formula will make your hair manageable and provide shine. It reduces breakage and protects your ends. Style as usual after use – your hair will maintain its composure, regardless of the crazy winter weather!

Avalon Organics Brilliant Balance Purifying Towelettes 

These sustainable source biodegradable cloths are infused with pure botanical cleansers that leave skin fresh, clean and free of residue.

La Roche-Posay Thermal Spring Water

 promotes a healthy, refreshed and toned complexion. Infused with rich minerals, they nourish and protect the skin against environmental damage. Spray over skin during the day to boost radiance or to calm sensitive and irritated skin conditions. 


Hot Tools Spring Curling Irons – 3/4” to 2” 

With so many sizes to choose from, this iron is the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list this year. These irons have patented Pulse Technology for gets hot, stays hot performance – it senses heat loss and begins restoring it immediately for an even and smooth styling experience. Create beautiful curls with a long-lasting hold for any holiday event you attend.

Gold ‘N Hot Professional 1875 Watt Ionic Ultra-Lightweight Dryer with Tourmaline 

Tourmaline conditioning emits negative ions heat to reduce static, frizz, and seal in moisture for a healthy look. Pik attachment lifts, shapes and smoothes as you dry your hair and a cool shot button helps set your style with ease. 

Intensive FACIAL SERUM targets sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles by energizing skin and supporting collagen and elastin production for a smooth, even, more lifted complexion.  Environmental aggressors such as UV rays and pollution create free radicals on the skin that cause premature signs of visible aging.  Studies show that antioxidants can neutralize these damaging free radicals.  Intense Defense balances vitamin C, white tea and lemon bioflavonoids to defend skin and support its natural renewal cycle.

Avalon Organics Argan Oil Therapy Shampoo & 

Strong, healthy hair comes from simplehealing ingredients found in nature. This natural therapeutic solution treats difficult hair and scalp conditions with organic botanicals and essential oils to cleanse, hydrate and return hair to its natural state of beauty. A carefully balanced blend of organic argan oil, calendula extract and quinoa protein work in harmony to:
•        Penetrate and renourish the hair shaft
•        Seal in replenishing moisture and radiant shine
•        Protect hair from heat styling, UV damage and other environmental stressors
•        Fight signs of aging such as dry, brittle or wiry strands
THE RESULT: renewed hair that feels soft and manageable and has healthy shine and bounce

Bun Maternity

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid to write this review.
Let me tell you about being mom.  This week is the perfect exsample.  Monday I had work, Monday night Quinn had soccer, Brandon needs extra help with math and everyone needed to be fed.  That was my Monday.  Office job, soccer mom, chef and then teacher
 Tuesday I had the day off I spent it cleaning, grocery shopping and then doing homework and we had a play date with a family friend.
Wenseday I had a Bible Study in the morning after boys went to school.  After school they had bowling (With the school), soccer practice, dinner, family Bible study at our church, homework and then bed.  Yup Wednesday is our hustle day.  
Thurseday I had work, the boys got home we ate dinner, did homework, got baths and then drove an hour away to see Disney on Ice!  The loved it, but it at this point had been a long week.  Mama was running on empty.
Friday I only had work and the only homework that needed to be done was reading and math vocab.  Saturday we had a soccer game, soccer end of season part, I had an eye doctor appointment and then we spent the rest of the night at Dutch Wonderland.  Again another LONG day.
Today which is Sunday we had Church, Christmas play practice, cleaning the house, a LuLaRoe party, dinner at my parents and finally just time to relax.  It is 930 and I am at last getting a chance ot just hop on the computer and do something for me.
Tomorrow though it gets stuck on repeat.  I wouldn't exchange being a mom for the world, but I have learned I need clothing that can keep up with our busy lives.  Something that looks good and feels good.  Something I can go right from work, to soccer, home and then to chuch in.  
This is why I adore shops like Bun Maternity!  They get what us mamas need.  They understand we want to look and feel good.  And most of all the understand that yes sometimes we need to be accessible and for anyone that is being thrown by this word I mean breastfeeding.  And you can wear the clothing during, after and even years later!!  It looks good no matter what stage you are in

I didn't get to do it with Brandon Jr :(  Early in my pregnancy we discovered some lumps, so I wasn't able to bond with him in that way.  I was with Quinn though, the lumps went away and have not been back since (Thank you God) now that my hubby and I are talking about baby number 3 I am so stalking Bun Maternity's page.
Their clothing soft, SUPER soft!  I like that it doesn't rub my skin, not only is this great for mom, but also for little one.  You don't want their skin against rough material.  
The clothing flows!  It doesn't squeeze my skin and make my post baby body stick up like a sore thumb.  I like that Bun Maternity understand that my body is different and they make their clothing accordingly.
And finally I just love the style.  Everything is made in the USA and it is chic/classy.  The know being a mama doesn't mean we lost our style!  We still want to look good :)
They offer tank tops, T-Shirts, Dresses, Ponchos and Hoodies.
I can't say enough great things about this shop. 

There is a style for all seasons!  And yes I mean both season as in Winter, Fall, Spring and summer and seasons in our lives.  Pregnant, new mama and us veteran mama. 

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