** Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was however given a one hour massage in exchange for this post and also a review post. All opinions expressed are my own.


I LOVE a good massage! With my body aches due to allergies and chronic headaches, a massage is right up my alley for relief.  Sometimes people think massages are weird and can be uncomfortable but I have found if you go to the right person, it can make all the difference.

While my aches are not as common as some others, it can still be painful and even debilitating. I can not even imagine how those living with arthritis or something worse on a regular basis.


It is nice to see a company doing something that can benefit not only its clients, but others in need.



Massage Envy Spa announced the 4th Annual Healing Hands for Arthritis in partnership with the Arthritis Foundation. On September 17, Massage Envy Spa will once again sponsor this one-day, in-clinic event across the nation to raise money and awareness about the devastating effects of arthritis on the body and how massage therapy can help relieve and control certain symptoms. Additionally, Murad®, our exclusive skin care partner, will donate 10 percent of all sales of products sold at Massage Envy Spa locations during the event. Wyndmere and BioFreeze will also donate 10 percent of all their retail sales on event day.

Take some time on September 18th to take of YOU and help out others!




Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Review

by Lori on August 2, 2014

** Disclosure: No monetary compensation was made. We were given access to a prescreening of this film to help facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are 100% our own.

Associate Javier Blanco attended this screening and wrote this review.



From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers, comes a new team—the Guardians of the Galaxy. An action-packed, epic space adventure, Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos, where brash adventurer Peter Quill finds himself the object of an unrelenting bounty hunt after stealing a mysterious orb coveted by Ronan, a powerful villain with ambitions that threaten the entire universe. To evade the ever-persistent Ronan, Quill is forced into an uneasy truce with a quartet of disparate misfits—Rocket, a gun-toting raccoon, Groot, a tree-like humanoid, the deadly and enigmatic Gamora and the revenge-driven Drax the Destroyer. But when Quill discovers the true power of the orb and the menace it poses to the cosmos, he must do his best to rally his ragtag rivals for a last, desperate stand—with the galaxy’s fate in the balance.


Guardians of the Galaxy did not disappoint. It is keeping true to the Marvel movies made in recent years. I believe this movie should rank in the top 3 of all the Marvel movies, if not the best of all, to date.

This movie was exiting, funny, adventurous, and the cast did an amazing job of portraying a superhero story whilst keeping a high level of comedy throughout the entire show. The cast’s chemistry was second to none, they seemed to have fun with each other, and each character did an amazing job in their role. Even by casting 2 relatively unknowns (Chriss Pratt and Dave Bautista), after this movie I and the entire world will know exactly who they are. These roles were perfect for them and they nailed it.

I loved the action and combat scenes, it didn’t matter the size or strength, the most skilled usually persevered. I thought the language was borderline for kids, but in the end I was ok with it.

In the end I give this movie 5 stars, loved and enjoyed every bit of it, from beginning to the end, and each of these characters deserve what they have coming for putting out on screen such great performances.



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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is now playing in theatres everywhere!


Massage Heights and The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

July 31, 2014

Tweet*Disclosure: No monetary compensation was made for this post. All opinions expressed are 100% our own. We are not a doctor, so please talk to your doctor before getting a prenatal massage.   For this particular post, I sent out my associate Tauyna Blanco who happens to be 5 months pregnant (WHOOP!). Luckily I did [...]

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Planes: Fire and Rescue in Theaters Today + Review #FireandRescue

July 18, 2014

Tweet** 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 [...]

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Nature’s Bakery Fig Bars Review #FigLove #naturesbakeryptc

July 15, 2014

Tweet**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 [...]

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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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