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Thursday, May 29, 2014

Cover Reveal for The Only One by Meg Collett!

Cover Reveal for The Only One

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Title: The Only One
Series: End of Days, Book 3
Author: Meg Collett
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Brief Synopsis:
In the final installment to the popular End of Days series, a heavenly civil war breaks out amongst the angels, and the stakes are higher than ever before. It’s the war Michaela wanted, but she’s realizing it might not be the one she’s meant to fight. What is mercy and sacrifice in the face of tyranny and madness? It’s a lesson Michaela might not live long enough to fully understand.

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About the Author

Meg Collett

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Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where there the cell phone service is a blessing and internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and two dogs named Wylla and Mandy. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. End of Days is her first series.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Play With Tales: Little Red Hiding Hood Review

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.


Link to my review on Amazon


Play with tales : a new series from Ebooks&kids !

*Who is HIDING out there in the woods? A sweet little girl and a big bad wolf ...

Children love playing with tales' characters!
Enter the world of the classic story of Little Red Riding Hood with amazing puzzles, challenging memory games and wonderful original coloring pages.
***different levels of difficulty
For your children, choose Ebooks&kids' apps: created with love and original high quality!

My daughter has Williams syndrome and although she is 7 years old, mentally and developmentally she is only about 3 years of age.  She loves to play her iPad all day long so I am always looking for new and interesting apps for her to use, and she loves the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale :)  So I thought this would be perfect for her to try out!  Of course with her abilities she was only able to do the first level and it took her a while to figure out what to do, but she did enjoy it for the small attention span she has.  My daughter is not big on coloring but she loved the puzzle feature, she is crazy about puzzles lately and puts them together as long as they are about 25 or less pieces - so these were perfect for her.  

When she goes to bed, mommy gets to use the iPad to add apps or play a little bit so I was able to use this as well.  The app itself is only $2.99, very inexpensive for an app that so many ages can play.  And with coloring, puzzles and even memory games there is something for every kid to do!  My favorite were the memory games because I may be 38 but I am a kid at heart :)  I still remember playing those every day and I always try to beat my last score!

One other thing about this app that I was not aware of is that it supports the APPen.  I have never used the APPen however I did some research and it is a pressure sensitive "pen" for touch electronic devices which makes children or adults able to draw and color on the tablet just like they would with crayons.  EXCEPT there is NO MESS :D  What parent doesn't like that idea????

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.



Link to my review on Amazon


Amazon Product Description:

Allons chanter! (Let's sing!) Allons danser! (Let's dance!) Apprenons le français! (Let's learn French!) Get in the language-learning groove with this fun-filled collection of songs performed by acclaimed French artists Marie-Louise Desage and Didier Prossaird. From Bonjour Les Amis to Au Revoir, kids and adults will be happily immersed in lively music that introduces French words and phrases such as numbers, parts of the body, animals, jobs, toys, and much more! A rollicking rendition of Le Vieux MacDonald (Old MacDonald) puts a French twist on a beloved classic. Take the music and fun along with this French-learning CD from Whistlefritz, the award-winning producer of the French for Kids language learning series. Lyrics and translation guide included.
Fun for all ages!

I received this the day my daughter and I were making a trip to the store so I immediately opened it and put it in the CD player in the car.  My daughter has Williams syndrome and is very musically inclined.  She learns best through music and she knows most of the nursery rhymes so I thought this would be a great way for her to learn a new language through hearing her favorite songs :)  She sings Old MacDonald all the time and that was on there, I believe it is the third song and it is titled Le Vieux MacDonald.  The first two songs she did not recognize but as soon as that one came on her head popped up and she goes "Mommy it's Old MacDonald!".  She even tried to sing some of the words and learned a few of them!  We listened to it all the way to the store and back and got through almost the whole CD just in one car ride :) 

There are a total of 20 songs on the CD and even though I didn't recognize a lot of them they were all cute and great for kids - something they don't hear every day.  It is a great learning CD and a perfect way for kids to start learning some French in a very easy way.  Some of the other songs included also help your child learn other things such as cleaning up, bathing, friendship, numbers, rain and up/down.

Although I only received the French CD for this promotion Whistlefritz sells Spanish language CDs and DVDs as well including all types of learning aids :)  In fact just on Amazon alone I found 7 pages of Whistlefritz products in Spanish and French that you can get.  Make it easy and fun for your kids to learn a new language!

***I received a complimentary copy of this CD in exchange for an honest review.  I was not compensated for the review and all opinions are my own***

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Kitchen Gurus Glass Top Digital Food Scale Review!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Kitchen Gurus Glass Top Digital Food Scale - Ultra Slim Design and Easy to Clean Surface 

Link to my review on Amazon

Product Description:

Easy to read
Easy to read 2.4" high contrast LCD display.

4 high precision sensors provide reliable, accurate measurements every time.

Weight loss and Diabetes Management
Let our scale assist you in tracking your special diet requirements such as calories, carbs, sugars or fat. Measure portion sizes to know what you're really eating.

Bake By Weight
Cook like a pro, and measure ingredients perfectly every time when baking. Make your own nutrition-packed breads and foods

Hassle Free
We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and stand by our product with a 5 year warranty. We're not perfect and occasionally a product is defective or broken in transit. Those times is why we're here! Just email:

Product Specs:
1. Easy to Clean, Durable Tempered Glass Construction (11lb capacity)
2. Measures Grams (g), Ounces (oz), Fluid Ounces (fl oz), Kilograms (kgs)
3. Tare / Zero feature to add additional ingredients or remove container weight.
4. Designed in the USA!
5. Easy to Read, Large 2.4" High Contrast LCD Display
6. Auto-Off Technology
7. 4 High Precision Gauges with 0.1lb resolution
8. 1 Lithium Long Lasting Battery (included)
9. Touch Sensitive Buttons
10. Low Profile Design (15mm thin)
11. Responsive Customer Support
12. 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

From the Kitchen Gurus
Our name is our goal. We want to help people master their kitchen and improve their overall health. We hope that you have an uplifting experience with our products and that they play a role in your journey to better health.
-The Kitchen Gurus

Extremely light and small scale for your every need in the kitchen!  Opened the box, pulled out the tab in the battery and it started up!  Ready for immediate use :)  Turns off by itself after just a few minutes and you just press the right side button to turn it back on.  Of course I had to try to weigh everything I could find LOL!  The scale is perfectly accurate to the ounce and it doesn't take long at all - you get your result almost immediately.  It also has arcs on the scale to show you exactly where to center your item to get the best result.

This would be a great item to have for the person who is on a diet or even a diabetic who needs to weigh their food all the time.  And unlike some of the older scales, it is SUPER easy to clean - like a flat top stove you just wipe it off and no worries!  I weighed a bowl of potato salad - I just weighed the bowl by itself first and then added the salad to get the correct weight :)  

This scale is so slim it is only maybe 1/2 inch thick so you could stash it sideways with your cookbooks, or in a drawer, almost anywhere :)  And some other ways I thought about using this is for weighing mail items for shipping or even for weighing craft items like wax for candles.  This scale comes in 3 colors - you can choose from Black, Red or Silver.  I received the Black scale but you can find one to match any kitchen design!


The Benefits of Using a Food Scale
From Everyday Health

If you’re on a diet, you’re watching serving sizes and calories. A great way to keep yourself honest is to use a food scale. Why? Because many people normally eat servings that are much larger than recommended amounts. A food scale teaches you portion control and keeps you from eating more than you planned.
“I definitely promote food scales,” says Liz Weinandy, RD, MPH, a dietitian in the non-surgical weight-loss program at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus.
A food scale can be used for any meal plan or diet that specifies a serving size in ounces. A national survey of more than 6,000 adults showed that people who measured their food were more successful at losing weight and keeping it off than those who did not.

Food Scale: Calculating Portion Sizes While Eating Out
You could take along your measuring cups and scales when eating out, but that is a bulky way to travel. Weinandy prefers teaching dieters about visual comparisons that can help guide their recognition of serving sizes on their plate.
For example, a serving of meat is about the size of a deck of cards, and a serving of pasta should fit in the palm of your hand.
“I really focus on those [images] because people can visualize them when they are out and about,” Weinandy says.
If you frequently use a food scale at home, you will gradually become accustomed to the look and feel of correct serving sizes. Data show that exposure to correct serving sizes does help people make better choices in restaurant settings, too.

Don't miss out on this great deal - right now you can get the Kitchen Gurus Digital Food Scale for just $24.99 plus shipping (regular price is $39.99).

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Adovia Dead Sea Salt Deep Hair Conditioner Review and Giveaway!

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
Adovia Dead Sea Salt Deep Hair Conditioner Review and Giveaway

***Disclaimer: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review.  I received NO compensation for this.***

Here is the link to my review on Amazon and the product!


Product Details:

Made with Real Dead Sea Salt - 100% Pure and Genuine for an infusion of 21 Minerals Essential to Proper Skin and Hair Function.

Leaves Hair Looking Hydrated, Healthy and Silky.

Helps to Reduce the appearance of Dandruff and Dry, Flaky Scalp.

Aloe Vera Deeply Nourishes the Scalp and Hair - Hydrating it from Within.

Dead Sea Salt contains more than 21 skin and hair rebuilding minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sulfur, bromide, iodine, sodium, zinc and potassium.

I have always wanted to try the Dead Sea Salt Mineral items but they were always out of my price range.  This however was different.  At just $19.00 it is actually cheaper than a lot of the salon products you can buy - and it is AMAZING compared to them.  I used to buy all of those fancy names from the salon and they worked okay, nothing great about them.  But I have very sensitive skin so I have to be very careful with store-bought items that are cheaper so my head doesn't start itching and become flaky.  I actually applied for this very promotion because the product stated it was useful for dry or damaged hair.

I have been using this for 4 days now since I received it and the very first night I used it I noticed a difference in my hair.  For information purposes I have VERY thick and dry hair and I do color it; so for me a product that holds my color and protects my hair at the same time is of the utmost importance to me!  I honestly have to say my hair has NEVER been so smooth and easy to comb out.  I have had very short hair for about 6 years now and am finally letting it grow out - and forgot how much fun it is to get knots and tangles :(  Even with a daily conditioner that is a very good product I was still having trouble.  But the first night I used this conditioner I came downstairs and combed out my hair with NO trouble.  I was hooked!

The first thing I noticed about the conditioner was the awesome scent!  I like sweet smelling things but I also LOVE clean and fresh scents - and this smelled like clean sheets and fresh air - and it doesn't leave your hair after a few minutes like other conditioners - I can smell it when I towel dry my hair and I can smell it even after my hair is dry.  It is a very silky and creamy white conditioner and you don't need much at all.  Just apply it to your hair and slick your fingers through it, let it sit a few minutes and rinse!  Works the same way any other conditioner does but with much better results.

I am pretty easy to please and I am not someone who has to always use the expensive stuff or name brands.  I had never heard of Adovia before, but now that I have used it I will most definitely be going back and getting more!  It is readily available on Amazon and they have many other products using these wonderful minerals - my next product from them is Dead Sea Salt soap :)  I am super excited to try that now!  I highly recommend this product and I will continue using it.  Adovia products can be purchased at many other places besides Amazon as well - so check them out, I promise you will NOT be disappointed with the results :)

And don't forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the page!!!


I did a little research on Dead Sea Salt Benefits as well and came up with a site called SaltWorks and read about them and what they can do for your skin and body - and this product contains these 5 ingredients PLUS many more - so you cannot go wrong :)

Why are Dead Sea salts beneficial?

Magnesium is important for both combating stress and fluid retention, slowing skin aging and calming the nervous system. Calcium is effective at preventing water retention, increasing circulation and strengthening bones and nails. Potassium energizes the body, helps to balance skin moisture and is a crucial mineral to replenish following intense exercise. Bromides act to ease muscle stiffness and relax muscles. Sodium is important for the lymphatic fluid balance (this in turn is important for immune system function). So we can see that bathing in high quality sea salt could replenish the minerals which are critical to our skin metabolism.
Studies have been conducted on the health benefits of bathing in Dead Sea salts. One such study was conducted by Dr. I. Machtey on 103 patients suffering from osteoarthritis and tendinitis. Patients were either treated with baths of 7.5%, 2% or 0.5% Dead Sea salt concentration. Improvement was found after as little as one week of treatment for those treated with 7.5% or 2% salt baths. By the study's end, 80% of the patients reported less pain; 70% experienced improved mobility and 60% were able to decrease their use of analgesics.
Dr. J. Arndt studied the effect of Dead Sea salt baths on psoriasis. Fifty patients were treated for 3-4 weeks, taking 3-4 baths each week. In as little as one week, many patients treated with a 10% salt concentration in their baths experienced marked improvement. This improvement included relief from itching, sleep disturbances, and skin scaling. Treatment with Dead Sea salts is not associated with any side effects.

- by Amy K. McNulty, Ph.D.
(1.) Machtey, Dr. I. 1982, Dead Sea Balneotherapy in Osteoarthritis, Proc. International Seminar on Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases.
(2.) Arndt, Dr. J. 1982, Salt from the Promised Land Helps Psoriasis Patients, Arztliche Praxis, 34(48).

AND NOW ... FOR THE GIVEAWAY!!!!  Adovia has generously offered to send a free bottle of this awesome product to 5 winners :)  Just fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Lightning in my Wake by Lila Felix Book and Twitter Blast!

Title: Lightning in My Wake
Author: Lila Felix
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication: May 25, 2014

Colby Evans can leap from one country to the next in a heartbeat. She can see every sunset in every time zone in the same day. She can travel across the world in a flash. She defies gravity and physics with every breath she takes. She’s tested her abilities and found them limitless.

She is the lightning. She is Lucent. And nothing can stop her.
Except him.

Theodore Ramsey isn’t supposed to be able to flash like Colby. The power of travel is passed on from mother to daughter in their people. Except once in every hundred generations.
Theo is the one.
He can flash like Colby. And it makes him a target to their enemies and to himself. His abilities change everything he knows about life and throws his future into an uncertain tangent. In fact, the only thing certain in his life is the love he feels for Colby.

Their love defies time and space and has been the only constant thing in their lives since childhood. But even their infallible love will be stretched to its limits.

She will risk her life to protect him.

But he will risk everything to protect them all.

Purchase on AMAZON!

Use the hashtag #LIMW on Twitter and you will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Bernard Books will be monitoring the hashtag and choosing a winner, so tweet as often as you'd like!

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Friday, May 23, 2014


#VisforVidalia Vidalia Onion Festival $500 VISA & Swag Bag Giveaway

V is for Vidalia $500 Visa Gift Card Giveaway ~ Enter today! Contest ends June 11, 2014
You may have seen my other posts about recently attending the Vidalia Onion Festival down in Vidalia, Georgia just a few weeks ago. There are some great stories about the farm tour, the festival and all of the things that our group took part in. Check them out:
The Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) was especially generous and offered a $500 VISA gift card along with a VOC swag bag. This contest is going on for three weeks so make certain to enter today!


Head on over to any (or all) of the four blogs below to enter their #VisforVidalia giveaway. You can earn 5 extra entries in my giveaway for entering each giveaway.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Everville: The Rise of Mallory now available!

Book #2 in the Everville series, Everville The City of Worms [InD'Tale Magazine's Creme de la Cover March Winner], and book #3, Everville: The Rise of Mallory now available!

Attention all scifi-fantasy lovers, be sure to join other Everville fans on Facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, and Twitter. The paperback and hardback versions are also now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and all other major online book stores

Bamboo Style 6 Piece Bamboo Utensil Set Review

Bamboo Style 6 Piece Bamboo Utensil Set Review

ARV: $15.97

Link to Amazon Review ----- BAMBOO UTENSILS

Amazon Description:
Durable 6-Piece Kitchen Utensil Gadget Set That Won't Crack Or Warp and Also Won't Scratch Your Cooking Equipment - Or Your Money Back!
Are you looking for a complete kitchen utensil set for all your cooking needs, that won't hurt the environment like plastic, wood and metal products can? Want to add that natural look to your kitchen? Do you want new kitchenware that is stylish, effective and eco-friendly?
  • There's nothing worse than buying a new kitchen utensil set only to find out the tools are made from low quality materials that only break and become useless in a few weeks. 
  • Fortunately, our premium bamboo range use only high-quality hard Moso bamboo that's compressed so won't warp and crack. Our products are FDA tested too. This ensures they contain no nasty chemicals, so that you can be confident in serving your family and friends a meal that is purely your own ingredients. We guarantee no warping or cracking or your money back!
Benefits of Bamboo Styles 6-Piece Kitchen Utensils Set
-Durable Moso Bamboo
-15% Stronger than Maple and 33% Lighter than Oak
-Easy to Clean & Maintain
-Natural Bamboo with No Toxic Dyes or Colors
-FSC Certified - To Ensure Sustainable and Ethical Harvesting
-Doesn't Scratch Pans and Pots
-Renewable Resource
-Anti-Bacterial Properties

I love to cook so this set was perfect for me to review!  I have used a few regular wooden spoons in my time but never a Bamboo set.  I have to say it was AMAZING!  They are so light and easy to use, and I never had a splinter in them like I would with the regular wood.  They have a nice slick appearance and they are super easy to clean with little fuss.

I used them to cook dinners for me and my daughter like Cheeseburger Macaroni and I also used them for desserts like cookies and cakes :)  They worked perfectly no matter what I was doing!

I am one of those germophobic people as well :(  I am terrified of germs on anything because I have a daughter who has Williams syndrome and she has had heart surgery so I am VERY careful what I use for her.  I don't keep food past the date on it, bleach everything, and use sanitizing wipes like crazy!  So the anti-bacterial claim on this product sounded perfect to me :)

I have good pots and pans and my normal utensils do leave marks on them unfortunately - but I found with the Bamboo set there was NO scratching or marking at all.  Plus they are pretty and natural so they match ANY kitchen style :)  My kitchen is decorated in coffee/tea style so they look great with the muted colors.

You just cannot go wrong with this set.  It is made of very durable Bamboo, has a great guarantee, is eco-friendly and won't go bad on you or get moldy or hold germs.  It is VERY affordable compared to even the store brands because you get 6 pieces - you have everything you need to cook whatever your heart desires!  Great for salads, appetizers, dinners, breakfast and desserts!  Plus the Bamboo they use is a renewable resource so you are not chopping down trees to purchase this!  I highly recommend picking up a set of these for yourself to try and when you see how much you love them recommend them to your friends and family as well :)

This picture shows just how natural these really are - they are NOT coated with paint or plastic so nothing will come off into your food.  The natural colors vary with each utensil but they are absolutely awesome to work with!

So what are you waiting for?????  Go grab your set today!  Plus right now it is on sale for just $9.49 but I don't know how long that will last!  Click the image below to grab your set!

**I was provided a complimentary item for this review.  I did NOT receive any compensation other than the item and all opinions are my own**

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Goji Book Highlight and Giveaway!!!! Check it out :)

Title: Goji
Author: Sara-Beth Cole
Series: Reality Series #1
Genre: YA, paranormal
Published: May 9, 2014

After spending six years in hiding, Calista Barron is discovered, but not by her brutal adoptive parents who had caused her to flee.

Callie learns that her birth mother was a Moira, one of the three sisters who rule a hidden world of supernatural creatures. Callie discovers her new Reality with the help of a young clairvoyant named Shyla and her protector, a secretive Goji named Bale who has become Callie's own personal gargoyle.

Now, it's up to Callie to destroy her aunts and free the Hands of Fate from an eternity of slavery.

“Close the door, Calista, and lock it until I tell you that you’re safe,” Bale ordered in a tone that terrified her.

Callie automatically obeyed. The horrific sounds from the fight on the other side of the door grew louder before stopping altogether.

“Calista, stay in your room,” Bale repeated. His voice darkened with anger.

Indignation mixed with curiosity. Callie unlocked her bedroom door and cried out at the wreckage. Three men lay dead on her living room floor. Bale stood above one of them, holding a large purple vial. The sound of her yell did not distract him from pouring a single drop of the liquid onto the first body before doing the same to the other two. Within seconds, the men were engulfed in a thick, acrid mist. The mist dissipated leaving nothing behind.

“I told you to stay in your room.” Bale capped the vial. He held it by the chain attached to the cap and placed it over his head, letting it dangle from his neck.

“Who-who were they? Why did you kill them?” Callie’s voice trembled as much as her body.

“Bloodhounds. If I didn’t kill them, they would have killed you.”

Sara-Beth Cole lives in Michigan with her husband, two children, dog, and cat. She loves reading and learning about biology. She is an expert coffee-drinker and collects local art.

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