Wednesday, March 29, 2017


Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review

With Easter just around the corner now is the perfect time to start shopping for little ones Easter baskets.  I always put candy into their basket, but this year I also want to get gifts that will remind my boys the true meaning of Easter.  And that it isn't a day to find eggs and eat candy.  It is a day to celebrate and remember the remarkable gift that Christ gave us so many Easters ago.

That is why I am excited to be putting the Once upon a Time Holy Bible and Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible into my boys baskets this year.
And I know they are going to be a huge hit with all kiddos and here is why:

With the popularity of fairy tales and Disney animation, and especially with the new release of Disney’s live action Beauty and the Beast on March 17, Zonderkidz wanted to publish a storybook Bible and full -text Bible (Holy Bible offered in hardcover, and pink leathersoft editions) that would resonate with children and families who loved those types of movies, and loved reading a great story. 
 The art will captivate Disney lovers with similar looking characters and color palettes 
  Zonderkidz wanted to capture fans of this genre, but introduce young children to the word of God, and introduce them to the great characters of the Bible. It’s important to note that this brand serves to resound the theme that the Bible is NOT a fairy tale, but every great Bible story happened once upon a time. The Bible is the ultimate Happily Ever After story! 
 What Christian parent doesn’t want to tie in Bible learning fun with what their kids already love, but also have the opportunity to teach them that the real heroes and stories of our faith come straight from God’s Word.

I am excited we have a few "themed" children Bible in our home and they are always a hit with my boys!  It gets them excited to read the Bible.  

The Bible is not a fairy tale, but every great story happened “once upon a time.” The Once Upon a Time Storybook Bible highlights powerful and inspiring stories from the Bible, beautifully illustrated with fantastical artwork by Omar Aranda. Each captivating story is told in a way that will get children excited about reading the tales of real heroes of the Bible.

The NIrV Once Upon a Time Holy Bible highlights six great stories from the Bible on 24 full-color inserts. Each story is told on four pages in full-color, illustrated splendor, and contains the complete text of the New International Reader’s Version (NIrV).

If you want to learn more please check out my link below:
Once Upon a Time

Cooking with my boys Moore's Marinades & Sauces style

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.

My boys love to be in the kitchen with me.  I got them "kid friendly" kitchen tools so they can help me chop, mix and blend!  My kids just like doing grown up things, I personally love the bonding time.  Years from now I hope my boys look back on the time they spent with me in the kitchen and smile.  

Here is the thing though about cooking with kids, the recipes need to be on the easy side.  I am talking 6-7 steps top.  If I have a recipe that is 20+ steps my kids loose interest.  I do like my homemade sauces and glazes, but those aren't recipes to make with the boys.
That is why I love Moore's Marinades and Sauces.  I get that great homemade taste without all the extra steps.  And the boys like just being able to pour the sauce on and go to the next step!

If you never tried Moore's products you don't know what you are missing!!  They have a huge selection of sauces and Marinades to choose from.  And there is so many recipes you can try the possibilities are limitless. 

Now this is not my recipe, it is directly from the Moore's page, but it is so good I just have to share it with you!!  I just want to make sure I give Moore's Marinades and Sauces the full credit for the recipe
Classic Buffalo Wing Recipes


1 cup Moore’s Original Marinade
1 cup Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing Sauce
1 pound fresh or frozen chicken wings; if frozen, thaw


1. Pour Moore’s Original Marinade over meat. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Grill wings until cooked throughout. Internal temperature should be 165 degrees.
3. In a large bowl, pour Moore’s Original Buffalo Wing sauce over wings and toss until thoroughly mixed.

And if Buffalo isn't your thing just try their bbq sauce!  Super easy recipe!  And with just 3 steps my boys can help the entire time!  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Let's Be Real

Disclaimer:  I was given the book in this post for review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own
A few years ago my life was turned upside down.  I entered into a deep depression.  Though I don't want to get into what got me there, I do want to say I was stuck.  It had gotten so bad that I stopped sleeping.  And if anyone has ever lacked sleep you will understand when I tell you being sleep deprived brought out my crazy.  But each night I would lay awake and just worry and drive myself crazy with "what ifs" and thoughts like "you aren't good enough, your life is going no where."
Satan started to lead me down a very dark path. 
It was around July 17th of that year that I decided no more and I took a hold of my life.   
The worse part is I was all smiles on the outside!  If someone would ask me 'how are you?' my instant response was "GREAT!!  I am doing GREAT!"  And with each fake smile and each false GREAT that I proclaimed a small part of me shriveled up.  I was determined that no one saw the weakness I had.  Determined to fake fine.  Determined to hide the truth, to hide the real.  I know this all happened around July 17th because my parents were away for my moms birthday.  And the 17th happens to be her birthday.  They were away the day I really did decide I couldn't do life like this anymore.  The worse day of my life, and strangely enough also the best.  It was the day I hit rock bottom and my depression/Satan almost won.  But it was also the day God reminded me just how strong I was.  The day God reminded me that it is okay to be weak and that in my weakness he will shine.  I called my dad at 5am (during his vacation!) and at that point I was up for almost 48hours.  
For the first time in a long time I got real.  I told my dad I wasn't okay and it was one of the hardest things I ever had to do.  Most people think pretending to be okay and faking fine makes them strong.  Admitting a weakness and exposing yourself takes more courage and truthfully without God I couldn't have done it.

From that day on I was determined to never fake fine again.  I still have not perfected the art of being real, but each day I get a bit closer.  And by letting go and letting God the journey of life isn't so bad anymore!   

The reason I am sharing this with all of you is because maybe you are in a similar situation.  Maybe you to are hurting on the inside, but smiling on the outside.  Maybe you like me have spent so long faking fine that you don't even know how to get back to real.  I don't have all the answers and truthfully I am not that great of a motivational speaker.  But I can tell you giving it up to God is step one.  Because nothing you do in life with be successful without him at the helm.  
And listen to others, you are not alone.  Let my testimony above be proof.  Life is messy and we all go through stuff.  Don't be ashamed  
Even famous people go through lifes bang ups just look at
 Natasha Bure's new book Let's be Real!  

With her spunky, artful, and unashamed attitude, Natasha Bure pushes back and gets real. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun with girlfriends, Natasha shares her views on personal experiences, and shares insightful ways she’s approached road-blocks. To be put simply, no matter what you face, always be honest and real.
I love that this book deals with everyday situations where we tend to lie to ourselves and fake fine.

Thank You, God, for Grandpa

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review
My boys ADORE my dad.  To them he is Batman, Superman and Cyborg all mixed into to one.  With a dash of Thor and a whole lot of the Hulk.  
My dad is their hero.  And even though sometimes I get a bit jealous that they think he is cooler than me, I have to admit I couldn't of hand picked a better hero for them.

And my dad became my hero the day he told my boys that Jesus was his hero.  I felt real pride as my boys nodded their heads and   agreed that Jesus was their hero as well.  My dad may never know this, but my boys look up to him so much.  And in a world that seems to be pushing God out, in a generation where kids think God isn't cool, my dad made the choice easy for my boys. Because if PopPop loves Jesus he must be cool! 

When we saw the book Thank You, God, for Grandpa my boys DEMANDED we get it for my dad!

Thank You, God, for Grandpas,For Pops and Papas too,For Granddads, Gramps, and Grandpappies— They’re great, grand gifts from You! No matter what you call him, there is nothing like the love between a grandpa and his grandchild! With whimsical rhymes and charming illustrations, Thank You, God, for Grandpa encourages little ones to treasure God’s special gift of grandfathers. Grandpas and their grandchildren alike will love this heartwarming story that celebrates their sweet relationship. Amy Parker’s children’s books have sold more than 800,000 copies, including two Christian Retailing’s Best award-winning books and the bestselling A Night Night Prayer. She lives outside Nashville with her husband and two children.

The book is very short, but so sweet!  There is so much loved packed into the pages and the cute pictures had my boys entranced.  The pages are colorful and beautifully done.  It is a super easy read, my 6 year old  reads it and only needs a little bit of help from me.  It is a board book so it was easy for their little hands to hold and keep open.  And it really does showcase the greatness that is Grandpa's!  Playing catch, telling stories, icecream, learning about Jesus and so much more!
My boys can't wait to take it to my dads house and read it with him
To learn more or purchase your own copy see my link below:
Thank you, God, For Grandpa

Spring into Spring in fashion this year with Salley Hansen and Rimmel London!

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.
I LOVE WINTER!  There I said, I know a lot of people hate the cold, but I LOVE IT!  Each year I dread Spring, because it is a warning sign that summer is almost here 😓

The only saving grace about the summer months is I do have a bunch of cute dresses and a few pretty hats....  Okay and my summer shoe collection does kinda rock.  But still I hate summer!  

So instead of focusing on the fact that I am about to do my yearly melting I try instead to focus on the clothing and of course the fact I get to chance up my makeup!  

Salley Hansen and Rimmel London are just the pick me up I needed this year!  They both have come out with some pretty awesome products for Spring this year
Rimmel Introduces New Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette:
12-Pan All-in-One Eyeshadow, Liner & Highlighter Kit

Get ready to take your eye-look from day to night! Rimmel introduces new Magnif’Eyes Eye Contouring Palette, a twelve-pan all-in-one pressed eyeshadow, liner and highlighter kit. Now it’s easy to create endless contoured eye-looks, just like a beauty pro.

Rimmel has put everything you need for multi-dimensional eye looks in one handy kit. A spectrum of stay-true shades with a soft, double-ended applicator.
The line-up is a mix of twelve high-shimmer and matte shadows, which offers the perfect complementary colour range for infinite creations. Sculpt, shade and define your eyes to create day to night, and nude to daring looks. The beautifully blendable, ultra-smooth powder can be used on the lid, in the crease of the eye and as a liner to enhance and magnif’eye your eye color and shape. The non-crease, non-fade formula has serious staying power for eyes with lasting impact.

With three on-trend shade combos to choose from, there’s a kit for every Rimmel girl!
I choose the 
Keep Calm & Wear Gold 

It offers a molten mix of gold and copper hues with pale taupes to highlight and rich coffee and grey blue colors to define. Ideal for an edgy-elegant daytime eye. Or build-up the drama to create shimmering party looks.

And not one to be upstaged Salley Hansen is offering several new shades in their gel polish line

Get festival-ready with these new Miracle Gel™ shades for Spring 2017

Take your dreamy aesthetic to your nails! This Spring, the prettiest finishing touch to your wardrobe is a playful, floral manicure you can do at home. Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is the revolutionary #1 no light gel system that is more chip-resistant than regular nail polish – it’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure! Keep nails free-spirited with these eight festival-inspired shades.

The “Festival Floral” color collection:

Lilac Insomniac (new shade) – You won’t lose sleep over this taupe-tinged violet shade

Make Me Mauve (new shade) – Dance the night away in this deep, bright mauve

I don't know about you, but with some cute colors on my nails and a fresh new look on my eyes even I am ready to face the melting time of the year! 

Montel Williams Launching New Line of Products

Disclaimer:  Products in this post were provided to me as compensation for this posting.  I was not paid to write this post
I am a busy mom always on the go.  It is nothing for me to have several things to do each day.  Between going to work, practices, tutoring and all the stuff in between I don't have time for much else.
That is why I need dependable products in my home!  We use to have a washer that wouldn't go into the spin/rinse or any cycle on its own.  I would have to wait there and when I heard a click manually move it to the next phase.  Needless to say when my hubby finally caved and got us a new one I did a little happy dance!  I didn't have time to do that each time the clothing needed to be washed.  Say came be said when I make dinner, I don't have time (Or patience) to work with faulty items that sometimes do what they are suppose to.
I want something that gets the job done right the first time!  And that is why I am in love with Montel Williams new line of Products!
After years of seeking out effective and innovative healthy living and wellness products for his own health, Montel Williams has developed and launched his own product line—Living Well with Montel Products. The categories in the line include fitness, nutraceuticals and housewares, with a kitchen line of small appliances consisting of a personal blender, a pressure cooker, a 3-in-1 multi cooker, a microwave cooker, a frozen dessert maker, and a smokeless portable grill. 

I personally was able to review the 


From soups to pot roast, the Living Well with MontelTM 6 Quart Pressure Cooker will be the most valuable addition to your kitchen.
• 12 preset cooking options: Soup/Stew, Canning, Slow Cooker, Beans/Lentils, Fish/Vegetables, Steam, Chicken, Meat and Keep Warm
• Stainless steel house with non-stick, double coated, aluminum 6 quart cooking pot
• Unique displacement pressure release system
• Programmable and Easy-to-Read LED Display
• Includes Ladle, Spatula, Measuring Cup, Steam
Tray, and Recipe Book with Montel’s Secret Family recipes too
• 1000W

And if you didn't realize for the start of my post what I lack let me remind you........ TIME.
This pressure cookers cuts my cooking time in half (Sometimes even more).  It is super easy to use, and have so many different features!  I mean how many devices in your home can can jars, cook soup and then steam some veggies??  This one device can take the place of several.  I am so feeling the extra kitchen space I now have since I was able to get rid of several items and replace it with this one.

As I mentioned this is only one of the items being offered in the new Montel Williams line.  To see them all check out my link below:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Fill their baskets with a treat then can enjoy over and over again Zondervan books

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review all opinions are my own
Every Easter I get my boys a basket full of candy and cringe as they munch away on it.  Countless hours at the dentist makes me more aware of just how much sugar they come in contact with.   Plus if we are going to be 100% honest I hate that "Easter" has become about candy and gifts in my house.  Easter should be a day of celebration, a day that we remind ourselves of the gift Christ freely gave us.

I don't see my hubby and kiddos going for a gift-less Easter (Or Christmas for that matter) anytime soon though.  So this year when I fill my boys baskets I want to make sure to give them gifts that count.  Ones that helps them to understand the true meaning of Easter.  Ones that remind them that no bunny's gift can ever compare to the one Jesus gave them.
Thanks to Zondervan books I can do just that, I can give them a gift that reminds them of Jesus's love and reminds them of the real reason we celebrate this time of the year

They have a huge collection of books, and the two I plan to feature today are only 2 of many!

The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker And Activity Book

The Berenstain Bears come to life with puzzles, activity pages, and reusable stickers in the newest Berenstain Bears sticker and activity book The Berenstain Bears Easter Fun Sticker and Activity Book. Celebrate Easter and the joy and fun of springtime with the Bear family and their Bear Country friends and neighbors.

The Berenstain Bears love their pets Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and Cutsie. So when Preacher Brown holds a special Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday, the Bear family joins in. But what starts as a peaceful gathering of Bear Country neighbors and their animal friends ends up needing a little heavenly intervention!

Momzelle perfect for any occasion

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own.
When I was 19 I found out my fiance and I were going to have a baby.  I was trilled, I was a pretty mature 19 year old and already had a wedding date picked out and we were in the process of fixing up our fixer upper.  
Let me tell you what 19 year old, naive, me envisioned;
Play dates were I made one of a kind snacks for all the kiddos
An awesome kids room with a slide and club house
Matching mommy and me outfits
Deep intellectual talks where I told my kids about life
The soccer van being a pristine vessels of transportation 
Baking cookies together
Reading books together
And well just watch an episode of the Brady Bunch and you will get what I had in mind.

Fast forward 10 years and realty set in.  I am lucky if I have crackers to set out when their friends come over.  Their room looks like several bombs went off and left nothing but mayhem in their wake.  Matching outfits!!!  I am lucky if we all have clean outfits.  And talks, well if you can considered me telling them the same thing 10 times and 10 times being ignored intellectual talks, then yeah sure we have plenty of those.
My car is a desperate need of detailing, right now we have a chocolate stain, a bbq stain, mud and what can only be called substance X smeared on the seat.  Now that I think of it substance X is on my couch, my clothing, my carpets and strangely enough has even showed up on my dog!  Substance X needs to defeated!
The only cookies in this house are oreo.  And I have to give myself props on the book reading, we are a house of readers so I guess scoring 1 out of 7 isn't to bad.... Right?

You know though I wouldn't trade my little life for anything.  The Miller household is nothing sort of chaos and mayhem, but it is my chaos and mayhem!

With all the above going on non-stop I need a wardrobe that works with me.  Lets face it the days of high heals and pencil skirts are long gone.  I still want to look nice though and save my "sweats" for the really rough days.  My poor boss has now identified my Sights and Sounds Samson sweatshirt as the "She had a rough morning" shirt!  
That is why I love shops like Momzelle!  They get it, the understand that yes I am mom and normally I am barley arriving to appointments on time and iron my clothing is a luxury saved only for very special days.  They get I don't have time to changed in-between work and soccer practice.  They get me........  They get moms.  Which is why Momzelle has created the perfect mom-in-action wardrobe.

Momzelle collections are feminine, stylish and stunning.  And comfortable, because lets face it people after getting up at 5:30am putting in a long days work and only getting back home at 5pm the last thing I want is something that pokes, rubs and itches.  Thank you Momzelle for getting it. I want to be comfortable, but at the end of the day I am a woman.  And when my hubby is staring at me I want it to be because I look feminine, not because substance X has made yet again another appearance! 
And they are always updating their lines!  I was just sent the Christine top
(photo provided via Momzelle website)
All moms that try this nursing top love it. With it’s flattering v-neck, long silhouette and super convenient nursing opening, this is a must have nursing wardrobe staple.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley dog treats and Nature's Recipe

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own
My pup is my best friend.

  He is the last person(Okay pupson) I see at night and the first thing I see each morning.  When I hear a bump in the night it is his fur I grab a hold of.  He is a sissy so he is normally trying to hide under the blankets as well.  When I come home from work he is so overly joyed to see me, t hat in his excitement he normally knocks us both over.  He gets the last bite of most of my meals.  When my feet are cold I can always count on him to warm them up (I do have to admit though he isn't overly fond of this!!!)  When I am sad he is always there to give me a kiss, when I am mad he there to give me a kiss.  And on days when I am down right miserable he is there was a wagging tail and love in his eyes.  My pups is my best friend.

I want to make sure he only gets the best.  At this point in time when I go to the store he just knows there is something in the bag for him.  And now thanks to the all new Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley treats we just added a new favorite to our shopping list!!

My family and I take steps to snack smart throughout the day and I didn't want to leave Fido out. So I went on the hunt for a dog treat with the best ingredients, such as real meat and vegetables that would support my dog's eating habits. Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley dog biscuits are a great choice—and our dog loves them too!
Milk-Bone's Farmer's Medley treats contain simple ingredients, so I can rest assured that we are giving the best product to our dog. The treats are made with real US-sourced beef, chicken, turkey, or lamb and vegetables. And I am excited about the grain-free options (though Fido loves the whole-grain treats too)! I feel good about feeding these biscuits to my dog everyday. 
Many quality dog treats can be pricey and can have you guessing if your choice was worth the big bucks.  Milk-Bone Farmer's Medley dog treats provide the same quality ingredients found in premium dog biscuits, but at an affordable price. So you don't have to worry about breaking the bank by spending a lot on premium treat options for your dog.

Nature's Recipe

Dogs are meant to live big, joyous lives—full of little moments that count every single day. From chasing after birds around the backyard, to jumping on your lap when you come home from a long day at work, in a dog's life, it's the small moments that count. 

Just as they bring happiness into our lives, we as dog parents should make it a priority to help our four-legged friends live big, vibrant lives—and I make daily choices to support that philosophy. That's why I chose to try Nature's Recipe, which is made from nature's best ingredients, to help my dog live a natural, healthy life.  
In addition to providing my dog with the best nutrition possible, I like to sprinkle special activities throughout the week to help him enjoy all the wonderful beauty that spring has to offer. 
Here are a few activities you and your dog can do to make every moment count this spring:
The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and the weather is gorgeous. Take advantage by taking your dog out on a stroll snapping a photo of him enjoying nature. I personally choose a trail near water so my dog can play at the edge (or dive in if he's feeling brave enough)—it makes for great photos!
Now that the sun is out, my dog and I take a weekly trip to our local dog park. This gives my dog the opportunity to interact with his friends and make new ones. One particular activity we both enjoy playing is catch. We usually take an old tennis ball, but switching out an old favorite for a new toy is always a great way to treat your pup.
A quick weekend trip in the great outdoors truly makes my dog happy. It lets him visit a new place and explore the scents that fill the air during this time of year. It also lets me enjoy some time out of the house and admire all the beauty spring has to offer. Whether it's a quick day trip, or a longer one that lasts several days, your dog will be thrilled to be outside exploring nature. 
Since I decided to give Nature's Recipe a try, it has become my dog's favorite way of starting the day and refueling after an adventure. Nature's Recipe is nutritious, affordable, and easy to find at Walmart, Kroger, and Meijer. Check out the website to see which of your local retailers carries Nature's recipe [], and see how it helps you and your dog make every moment count.

When choosing treats and food for my best friend I want only the best!  I want him to have a long fulfilling life.  

Crazy Cool Threads

Disclaimer:  I was given products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review.  All opinions are my own,
I like wearing tee shirts.  Come one who doesn't?  They are soft, go with anything and can be dressed up or down.  Here is the thing; my sister has her band tee shirts, my brother and husband has their sport tee shirts.  My dad has tee shirts he was given at work.  Heck even my pappy has hunting tee shirts.  I on the other hand have a hard time finding tee shirts that show off my personality.
I like to read so I found this super cool store (Out of Print publishing) that sells book tee shirts.  I love movies and normally can find some pretty cool tees at FYE.  My boys already purchased me a #1 mom tee, but until yesterday they were my only choices.  Then I found Crazy Cool Threads.  A faith based fashion store!  And for me it is perfect!!!! 

Keep The Faith With Crazy Cool Threads
Be thankful and rejoice in fun, faith-based tees

Share your faith without sacrificing style in the cute creations from CrazyCool Threads. With a wide range of fun, faithful favorites, this company showcases inspirational clothing to fit your style and faith in Jesus with adorable twists on traditional sayings. Whether you’re feelin’ funky in the “Jesus Vibes” tee or you rock a classic “Keep the Faith” shirt, these soft, sophisticated shirts will be the perfect addition to any Easter basket!

Set out to design trendy, high quality Christ-centered clothingCrazy Cool Threads’ main mission is to become the favorite fabric to wear this spring season. Make your Easter more exciting with this modern, chic collection:
  • Cross T-Shirt: Let your faith fly in this super-soft acid wash tee with a cute cross design. Whether you’re chillin’ at home with family, or out and about, this gorgeous grey shirt is perfect for any Christian cutie.

  • Forgiven Tee: All your sins will be forgiven with this gentle gear from Crazy CoolThreads. Sit back and relax after church in this white tee with a vintage charcoal design.

  • Lord Have Your Way Tee: God works in mysterious – and stylish – ways. Look beautiful in this blush tee with vintage charcoal design.

  • Hustle Hard Pray Harder Tank: Live that faith, hope and love lifestyle in this marble tri-blend tank with an empowering message of “Hustle Hard Pray Harder.”

Keep your prayer on point in these super soft, faith-inspired collection of trendy tees. Originated with a goal to give back, Crazy Cool Threads will be supplying 10,000-15,000 shirts to kids in need this year.

 The fact they give back to kids in need for me sealed the deal!  Not only can I give God a little extra love with these trendy tees, but I can also spread his love knowing that my purchase is helping someone in need!