December 31, 2015

Marvel Christmas Takeover



Because I am going on 12 years old, I pretty much had a Marvel Christmas wishlist. Military Husband puts up with me not acting like a grown up made it happen. And yes, YES, I received a lot of cool "adult" gifts (Military Husband spoiled me rotten, but I think "What I Got For Christmas" posts are so gauche. Like #justno #tacky.), but you know Marvel.

December 28, 2015

Lifetime Movie Network Refueled: Stalked By My Doctor



On Saturday, I was happily playing with all my new Christmas gifts, drinking wine and beguiling the  New Year upon us. Then, this conversation happened:

Military Husband: OH. I saw your movie. It looks really stupid and crazy. I was going to tape it for you.

Me: What movie?

Military Husband: You know, the Lifetime one.

Me: But, BUT, what happened to all the Christmas movies? "Deadly Christmas Husband"? "The Miracle Stepmother of Christmas"? "Santa's Sleigh Full of Surrogates"? Surely there has to be one more Lifetime holiday movie with Lacey Chabert? 

Legit. She was in like EVERY.SINGLE.MOVIE.

I realized my holiday break was officially over when I saw:


Le Sigh.

December 27, 2015

Pug Posts: Santa's Pugs Are AWESOME!



Hi Friends!

#MaddiethePug's Christmas was more than #prettykewl. Santa's pugs brought me:

Editor's Note: I captured Maddie's face the second she realized it was hers.
This made my whole year. #lovemypug

A NEW BED!

Editor's Note: I purchased this bed on Etsy from OnePoshPup
They are absolutely charming and created an oversized bed for Maddie. 
I highly recommend purchasing from them!



I will be taking naps until New Years.

Did you all have a wonderful Christmas? What did Santa's pugs bring you? Let me know in the comments below.

Hanging out in my new bed, I am,

December 23, 2015

Mili Wifey and Military Husband's Christmas Jam



"Well, the weather outside is frightful.
80 degrees is so not delightful.
Cause there's heat everywhere we go.
Ain't no snow, ain't no snow, ain't no snow."

It is Christmas week, and we are in the middle of unpredictably warm temperatures. And nothing says ho-ho-ho like wearing booty shorts and crop tops during the holidays.

Santa booty, booty, booty rocking everywhere.
#ghettowonderland

December 21, 2015

How To Cook Marinara Sauce That Kicks Ass-more'



As my Christmas gift to you, I am sharing another recipe in my "How To Cook" series. You guys know I am all about teaching you simple, easy recipes that do not require some Martha Stewart dramarama in the kitchen. Because booboo, I know you are not about that #kitchenwars life.

December 20, 2015

Pug Posts: Christmas Vacation 2015



Hi friends! #MaddiethePug is back on the blog. I am so excited because this is Christmas week. Christmas is #prettykewl. Santa Claus comes to my house on his sleigh with Santa's pugs. Do you know Santa's pugs? They come to all the houses that have pug babies waiting on Santa Claus. You can hear them snorting all the way down the chimney.

Dashing through the snow, snortin' all the way! 

December 8, 2015

Gamer Girl Guide: Awesome Games For Christmas 2015



Does someone in your life love video games? Do you have no idea what to buy them because you are not a gamer? 

Does the idea of wandering around a Gamestop have you like:

I feel the EXACT same way when I am in a comic book store.
Tumblr hipsters are all kinds of NO.

December 6, 2015

Pug Posts: So Glad It's Christmas Vacation



Hi Friends! #MaddiethePug is SO excited for Santa Claus. And, I am even more excited because we are going on a vacation this week. Time for the #ho-tel!

Vacations and the #ho-tel are #prettykewl.

December 3, 2015

Mili Wifey's Ratchet Christmas Music Playlist



Aw, c'mon girl.

In my Agent Trip voice. #AgentsofSHIELD

You really did not think I would not address hoodrat shenanigans for the holidays, did you? However, this time, I am bringing it to you musically. If you did not know, I love music. Military Husband and I even did an entire post together about some of our favorite music; you can read it here at:

Military Wife & Husband (Guest) Post: Our Top 5 Favorite Albums of All Time!

Christmas music, on the other hand, is annoying as all hell not your girl's favorite. Why? 1) The over saturation is obnoxious (EVERY.SINGLE.STORE.PLAYS.IT.OVER.AND.OVER. - do they all have the same mix tape or what?) and 2) Everyone in the industry, including some actors/actresses/(*groan*)YouTubers, think they need to do a cover of a Christmas tune.

November 30, 2015

FUNBO (Funny & Non-Boring) Product Review: Young Living Essential Oils



Disclaimer: I was sent products from Young Living Essential Oils for testing purposes. At the end of the trial, I returned all the products to the distributor. I was not compensated in any way, nor was I given a free product for this review. Basically, I got nada for doing this and there is no way I would not be completely honest with you all about my thoughts on the product. However, will pimp out my soul for never-ending bottles of wine, cheese trays and Marvel first run screenings. #justsaying #Marvelcallme

November 29, 2015

November 28, 2015

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 13 Recap: AKA Smile



In a shocking twist during Episode 12, Cage was still under Kilgrave's control and attempted to kill Jones. But, BUT, Jones shot him in the head. Now, his life is in peril as we move into the Season Finale of Jessica Jones, simply titled Smile.

This was my first venture recapping a Netflix series, and I must admit it was both overwhelming and satisfying to recap such a brave project like Jessica Jones. Jessica Jones was completely different than its predecessor Netflix's Daredevil, nothing like ABC's Agent of Shield and leaps and bounds from the Marvel films. I feel like Marvel has finally paved the way for a female superhero to successfully hold the reigns on her own. And, I appreciate that Jones was an ass kicker with real problems who coped by self-medicating (instead of pearl clutching and crying all the time - I am looking at you, Nicholas Sparks). The series was intriguing, well written and a success.

With that being said and this series having drawn to a close, I wanted to let you know that I intend to recap Agent Carter when it returns to ABC on January 5th. Hope all my Marvel friends will join me. For those of you who have yet to see Agent Carter, I highly recommend the series!

Here is a post I wrote about the series and why you should be watching:

10 Reasons Why Every Woman Should Care About Agent Carter

Now, let's press on to our finale.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 12 Recap: AKA Take A Bloody Number



Episode 11 AKA And I've Got The Blues saw the return of Luke Cage. Of course, this was marred by Cage blowing up his entire bar under Kilgrave's influence. Cage reunites with Jones as we slide into the final episodes of our series.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

November 27, 2015

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 11 Recap: AKA And I've Got The Blues



Episode 10 AKA 1,000 Cuts left Kilgrave, yet again, on the run and Hope dead. Hope's death was shocking, but in all actuality, was there really anything left for her? She told Jones on the phone that without her parents, she had nothing. The rest of her family all blamed her for their death. With that being said, Jones's only choice is to kill Kilgrave for Hope and for any of his future victims.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 10 Recap: AKA 1,000 Cuts



As Episode 9: AKA Sin Bin came to a close, Kilgrave was on the run and Jones learned she is immune to his mind control. At this point, I have no doubt in my mind that Hogarth helped Kilgrave escape. Between her evilness and Nuke running about, the action is heating up with only four episodes left in the series.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

November 26, 2015

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 9 Recap: AKA Sin Bin



We left Episode 8: AKA WWJD in a huge cliffhanger. A bomb has just detonated and Simpson's life hangs in the balance. But who cares, right, it is just Simpson. As an aside, Episode 9 and 10 are by far two of my favorites of my series. Carrie-Anne Moss dominates these episodes as one of Marvel's nastiest villains. If this woman does not receive an Emmy for her performance, it will be just criminal. She totally steals the show.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 8 Recap: AKA WWJD



We left off in Episode 7: AKA Top Shelf Perverts with Jones arriving at her childhood home to meet Kilgrave. In my last recap, I discussed my thoughts on Kilgrave as a Marvel supervillian. We will see more about his supervillian origins in this episode which lends heavily to my feelings of empathy for him. 

Am I the only one who prefers a supervillain I just love to hate all day/every day to one I just sort of feel sorry for?


Right. Let's press on.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

November 25, 2015

Pug Posts: Happy Thanksgiving From #MaddiethePug




Hello Friends!

Thanksgiving Day is today and #MaddiethePug is so excited. Turkey Bowl is probably my favorite thing EVER. Stuffing my face with turkey is #prettykewl.

For #MaddiethePug, not the turkey. #getinmypugbelly

I want to wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and send you so many pug hugs and kisses on this wonderful holiday.

#MaddiethePug as a little turkey!

Editor's Note: I am SO thankful to have "met" all of you in the blogging world. I appreciate you reading my posts, all your thoughtful comments and, most especially, all the prayers you have sent out for our family this year. You all have made me feel so welcome! Hope you all have an amazingly blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving friends,

November 24, 2015

How To Cook Buttery, Marshmallow Popcorn That Tastes Like Crack



With Christmas just around the corner, I am happy to share with you another one of my "How To Cook" posts. As you may or may not know, I have done a few of these in the past, see How To Cook Takeout Chinese Fried Rice At Home and How To Cook Meatloaf That Doesn't Suck. I know, I KNOW, some of you hate cooking or you just do not find yourself to be a good cook.

But, BUT, I promise you. Cooking can be easy, simple and fun.

Props if you look like Bey in the kitchen. #heyMrsCarter

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 7 Recap: AKA Top Shelf Perverts



Episode 6: AKA You're A Winner ended with Kilgrave moving into Jones's childhood home. We know this as Jones, per her past therapy, would repeat over and over the street names of her home to keep Kilgrave and the past out of her head. I would also like to mention we are nearly halfway through the series, and although these recaps have been daunting, this has been some of the most rewarding writing I have yet to do on my blog. I have a true passion for writing about television and movies, and nothing gives me more joy than to share my love of Marvel with you.

For those of you hanging in there with me, I appreciate you.

With that being said, let's move on to Episode 7.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 6 Recap: AKA You're A Winner!



Episode 5: AKA The Sandwich Shop Saved Me left Jones choosing to save her friend Malcolm and complying with Kilgrave's requests to see her "selfies." Can we just say yuck? Marvel supervillains are even requesting selfies now. What has this comic book world come to?! 


But truly, I digress. Let's press on.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 5 Recap: AKA The Sandwich Shop Saved Me



In Episode 4 AKA 99 Friends, Jones learned that the mysterious photographer was none other than her friend and fellow neighbor, Malcolm. Episode 5 is intriguing, indeed, as we see lots of flashbacks which entail more history behind Jones's life pre-Kilgrave and her former superhero days.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

November 23, 2015

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 4 Recap: AKA 99 Friends



We left Jones in Episode 3 AKA It's Called Whisky eager to learn who the mysterious photographer was that helped Kilgrave. The scary part for Jones? It could be anyone. Absolutely any person in New York could be under Kilgrave's control, following Jones and taking those pictures.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

Netflix Jessica Jones Episode 3 Recap: AKA It's Called Whisky



When we left Jones in AKA Crush Syndrome, she had just learned of Luke Cage's superpowers. And, apparently, this makes Cage even more attractive to Jones (birds of a feather, eh?) because this episode has lots of Jones-Cage sex, sex and MORE sex. Oddly enough, it all works and does not seem out of place. However, as a heads up, make sure the children are sound asleep before you watch Episode 3.

*SPOILERS AHEAD*

November 19, 2015

Mili Wifey's Thanksgiving Guide For Ratchets (10 Thanksgiving Day Tips)



Recently, I happened across a blog post titled "Reasons Why I Like Your Blog" or something of that nature. Some of the reasons why this blogger enjoys "your blog" is because the posts are useful, teach her something, inspire her and are full of important information.


Anyhoo, this got me to thinking: what topic do I write about that is something you can use, teaches you all something and is important? Oh wait, I know:

Ratchet foolishness.