** Disclosure: My associate Tauyna Blanco attended a prescreening of the film to facilitate this review. No monetary compensation was made and all opinions expressed are 100% her own.



“Planes: Fire & Rescue” is a new adventure-comedy about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite
firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire-and-rescue helicopter Blade Ranger (voice of Ed Harris) and his courageous team, including spirited air tanker Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter (voice of Wes Studi), ex-military transport Cabbie (voice of Captain Dale Dye) and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero. Directed by Bobs Gannaway (“Secret of the Wings”) and produced by Ferrell Barron (“The Fox and the Hound 2”), “Planes: Fire & Rescue” hits theaters in 3D on July 18, 2014.


At the beginning of the movie I had my doubts if this is going to be a good sequel. It started off very slow and with adult humor that I didn’t think it needed to be in there.

But as the movie continued I became pleasantly surprised. I love when a movie can get down to kid level of understanding. It was easy for my kids to see that sometimes life doesn’t always work out the way we want it to. But that doesn’t mean you still don’t have a big future ahead of you. Sometime your biggest failures become your highest achievement.

The character development in the start the this movie wasn’t as good as it was the first Planes movie. However at the end you really started to love the characters and their no quit attitude. My children really enjoy the movie and wanted to see it again soon as it finished. My oldest daughter said “we have to buying that as soon as it comes out”.

Though I still could do without all the adult humor that I think it’s inappropriate for the ages this movie Appeals to. It was still a great family movie and we would see it again.

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Disney’s PLANES FIRE AND RESCUE now in theaters!


**Disclosure: I was sent a sample pack of the fig bars in order for facilitate this review. No monetary compensation was made. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.


As a mom to 3 active kiddos, I am always looking for a healthy grab on the run snack for them.


I was thrilled to be able to read all the ingredients in each of the Nature’s Bakery fig bars they sent! There is so much garbage in our food system right now so it is very refreshing to see a company take their ingredients very seriously.

Nature’s Bakery also offers a variety of choices. My kids favorite was the Strawberry and Vanilla Raspberry. With 10 flavors available, they are sure to have something your family will enjoy!

These are a great addition to a school lunch, a picnic lunch, a quick breakfast on the go, or for a snack before your child’s extra curricular activities. My kids usually eat one before they head to softball or baseball lessons or practices.

My husband also enjoyed these bars as a quick out the door breakfast and he is one picky eater! This is a new bar that will for sure now be apart of our pantry staples for snacks and breakfasts on the go!

Check out their website Nature’s Bakery Website for the latest news and follow all of their social media channels.


This post was created in partnership with Nature’s Bakery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.




Finding Joy…….Again

June 18, 2014

TweetI recently found this image on Pinterest. And the bad thing about Pinterest is that sometimes it is not linked to the original creator. So if this is your image, please let me know so I can give credit. Anywho, I found this image and I literally stopped what I was doing and read it [...]

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When Life Interrupts Life: Part 2

May 30, 2014

TweetIf you remember from my previous post, I have been out of commission due to 4 herniated discs in my neck. I had my first set of injections on May 8th. This was unreal. Who knew you had to be put to sleep to have injections put into your neck? But I was, knocked out [...]

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Tyson Family #MealsTogether Photo Contest

May 23, 2014

Tweet ** Disclosure: Tyson sent me Tyson coupons and a gift card for this review/post. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.   Family meal time is big around our house. We do our best to eat as a family, even if that means eating a little later than I would like because hubby is stuck [...]

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Top Three Reasons To Sign Up For Late Holiday Packages #travel

May 21, 2014

Tweet**This post is in collaboration with Jenny Russel.     Everyone needs a break, but the truth is that holidays can be very expensive, meaning many might opt for more cheap and cheerful options. However, contrary to many beliefs, late holidays are practical travel options since they can even help you achieve your dream vacation [...]

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When Life Interrupts Life

May 5, 2014

TweetIf you are a frequent reader of My Kinda Rain, first off I want to say Thank you. I really do appreciate all my readers and those who continue to come back and read. I also really appreciate those who share my posts. You guys are the reason I keep this blog going. I get [...]

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Star Wars Rebels Official Trailer #Starwarsrebels

May 4, 2014

TweetIn honor of the day, Star Wars Day of course I would like to share with you guys the Star Wars Rebels Official Trailer! My boys are SO EXCITED!       Now enjoy and May the Fourth Be With You!       Like Star Wars Rebels on Facebook.

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Million Dollar Arm – New Clip “Your Porche Looks Like a Mini Van” #MillionDollarArm

May 1, 2014

Tweet  There is another great clip for the film Million Dollar Arm! Check it out below!       Like MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Facebook: www.facebook.com/MillionDollarArm   Follow MILLION DOLLAR ARM on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyPictures   Visit the Official Site: www.Disney.com/MillionDollarArm   MILLION DOLLAR ARM opens in theaters everywhere on May 16th!

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MALEFICENT – “The Legacy” Featurette Now Available #Maleficent

April 21, 2014

TweetOnly 38 days until Maleficent hits theaters and there is another new clip ready! Check it out below!       Also, check this out! Fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the world premiere of the film in the Maleficent “Embrace Your Inner Evil” Sweepstakes. Fans can enter by recreating Maleficent’s [...]

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What’s Cooking? April 21st Edition

April 21, 2014

TweetHappy Monday Friends! I hope everyone had a blessed Easter! We had a great time at church, hunting eggs and eating yummy food with friends. It was a wonderful relaxing day! This week is a little busy but not as bad as it will be in 10 days after M gets her cast off and [...]

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Disneynature’s BEARS in theaters TODAY! #Meetthecubs #Disneynaturebears

April 18, 2014

TweetLooking for something fun to do with your family this weekend?   You guys have to go check out Disneynature Bears! It hits theaters today!   Check out this new featurette that includes interviews with John C. Reilly, who narrates the film, as well as well as with Dr. Jane Goodall who is the Disneynature [...]

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MILLION DOLLAR ARM – New Clips #MillionDollarArm

April 18, 2014

TweetI have a treat for you guys. Not one, not two, but FIVE new clips from the film Million Dollar Arm! This baseball loving family can not wait for this film!   “We might have to tweak that “   “Lefty with Juice “   “A Billion New Fans”   “Taj Mahal”   “Equipment “ [...]

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Top Three Reasons To Go On A Cruise Vacation #travel #cruise

April 17, 2014

Tweet**This post is brought to you in collaboration with Fiona Collins. For most people your vacation is the only time you get to properly relax and kick your feet up. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones you probably only get one a year so you want to make the most of the time you’ve [...]

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Disney’s MILLION DOLLAR ARM Pitching Contest Offers a Chance to Win $1 Million #milliondollararm

April 16, 2014

TweetDisney has one AMAZING contest for those amateur pitchers in your life! I actually know a few who I think would be perfect for this contest! I would love to be on hand to see these contestants give it all they got! We are a huge baseball family so I can not wait for this [...]

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Disneynature BEARS – New Clips! #Meetthecubs #Disneynaturebears

April 16, 2014

TweetThere are a few new clips for Disneynature Bears movie out! This clip is called Digging Up Clams   And check out this SUPER cute one called First Steps!   Like Disneynature on Facebook: Facebook.com/Disneynature   Follow Disneynature on Twitter: Twitter.com/Disneynature   Visit the website: Disney.com/Bears   All press materials can be downloaded here: http://www.wdsmediafile.com/walt-disney-studios/bears/   [...]

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What’s Cooking Monday~ April 14th

April 14, 2014

TweetHappy Monday Morning friends! How was your weekend? We spent the majority of it outside preparing the yard for spring. Planted flowers and bought our gardening goodies. Fortunately we did not plant the garden yet as Mother Nature decided Houston needed one more COLD FRONT! Temps the 30′s tonight and tomorrow night. {sigh} Guess we [...]

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Foodie Friday: Korean Beef #soyfree #recipes

April 11, 2014

TweetI have a soy allergy and soy is in everything! EVERYTHING. Having a soy allergy means I do not get to have one of my favorite cuisine often unless I make it myself.  Sometimes Chinese food can be so labor intensive that I just suck it up and miss out on the deliciousness! I decided [...]

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Disneynature BEARS – Activity Sheets #MeettheCubs #DisneynatureBears

April 10, 2014

TweetWith the release of DisneyNature Bears movie hitting the theaters next Friday, I wanted to share some activity sheets!   In an epic story of breathtaking scale, Disneynature’s new True Life Adventure “Bears” showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two impressionable young cubs are taught life’s most important lessons. Set against [...]

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How to Become a Morning Person

April 10, 2014

TweetI am not a morning person. I am not a night person. The time of day I thrive on is around 10am-2pm. Before 10am I am not awake enough. After 2pm I am ready to crash and take a nap. I am in bed by 10 at night and asleep before the news is over. [...]

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