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

Pug Posts: Our Thanksgiving Day

Hello Friends! #MaddiethePug had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day. I celebrated with my family and lots of yummy food.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

November 16, 2015

Lifetime Movie Network Force Awakens: The Preacher's Sin

Since Military Husband has been in the hospital and subsequently home recovering, my television time has been absorbed with:

Verdict: I really, really like this show.

For years, I felt like a poser nerd not watching Supernatural since pretty much every comic con loving geek on the planet is a fan. It is like simultaneously saying that you love good music and never have heard of Ben Folds.

Just flat out criminal. But nowhere near as criminal as this:

The agony on his face accurately describes the 2 hours I wasted on this film.

November 15, 2015

Pug Posts: BabyBelle Pug Undercover

Hi, I'm BabyBelle Pug! I do not get to post on the blog often because I am a playful, silly, high energy, busy baby pug. I'm too busy being crazy!

My Daddy came home from the hospital and I have been in bed with him ever since. It is boring to lay around, but I do not want to leave my Daddy's side. He might leave me again! I wouldn't like that at all. So, BabyBelle Pug stays in the bed. And when I am in bed, BabyBelle Pug loves to sleep under the covers. At night, I have been pulling the covers off me like a little human so my head can stick out.

Here's a video my Mommy took of me pulling off the covers:

Do your pets sleep in the bed with you? Do any of them sleep under the covers?

I don't even know you, but I love you because I am,

November 11, 2015

Pug Posts: Happy Veteran's Day

Happy Veteran's Day to My Daddy!

And Happy Veteran's Day to all the brave men and women who have served our country to preserve freedom and justice. 

Lots of pug hugs,

Editor's Note: Happy Veteran's Day to Military Husband, my best friend and the best thing that has ever happened to me. 

November 10, 2015

Marvel's Jessica Jones: A Hard Drinking, Short Fused Mess of A Woman

The second trailer for Marvel's Jessica Jones was released today and the hype is getting me pumped for the series! For all my Marvel fans and fans in the making, you can watch the trailer here:

FYI: Trailer song is Prodigy's The Day is My Enemy

November 9, 2015

Lifetime Movie Network Spectre: Caught

You know Saturday night is approaching when you start to get the itching, burning sensation that just is not normal. The struggle I have accepted on your behalf is real and this week it came in the form of:

Unfortunately, we did not have a really fun movie to watch before Lifetime's "Caught." Military Husband is home in bed recovering from surgery and, of course, there are NO good movies for rental. When I told Military Husband that we needed to watch the Lifetime Movie O'Week he was like:

But we did anyway because you know:

Bring it on, Lifetime.

November 8, 2015

Pug Posts: My Daddy Is Home

Hello Friends, #MaddiethePug has some exciting news. As you all know, I have been really sad the last few weeks because my Daddy was in the hospital.

It was NOT #prettykewl.

But finally, my Daddy is HOME! I am so, so, so, so, so, SO happy! Turns out, his appendix was swollen. And the surgeon diagnosed him and removed that nasty old appendix. Daddy's appendix was not #prettykewl. My Daddy has to stay home for awhile with us and I can't say I am complaining. I get to cuddle him every single day and I love him so much.

November 2, 2015

Lifetime Movie Network The Sorcerer's Stone: Online Abduction

On Halloween, I spent most of my time with Military Husband at the hospital. When I returned home that evening, I had every intention of watching a few good scary movies and heading to bed. Of course, absolutely NOTHING decent was on unless you wanted to watch that disastrous film Halloween: Resurrection (Tyra Banks, really? REALLY?) or Scream 3, which was pretty much the WORST out of all four films. I finally gave up looking and watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 on Amazon Prime.

When it doubt, Whedon it out.

November 1, 2015

Pug Posts: Prayers For My Daddy, The Sequel

Hello friends. #MaddiethePug is REALLY sad because her Daddy is back in the hospital. He left early Friday morning and has not returned. My Daddy being sick in the hospital again is not #prettykewl. Not to mention, my Mommy has been staying up at the hospital with my Daddy. I miss her a lot.

Here I am trying to get her attention when she came home one day:

HEY  MOMMY!!! HEY DADDY!!!! I love you. #MaddiethePug

If you have any extra prayers, send them up to God for my Daddy.

Editor's Note: Military Husband is having tests to see what exactly is going on, but basically, we are here for the same reasons we were before. Except this time, the pain was way worse than before. I do not usually get too personal on my blog or complain or whine because a) it is annoying as hell and b) we have a good life and so many are going through struggles and tribulations we have never faced. Having said all that, we could use any prayers you could spare. 

Just waiting around on my Daddy to come home, I am,