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Seaside Christmas Book Blast

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Seaside Christmas by Stacy Claflin

He can’t stand her. She thinks he’s crazy. Will their feelings stay etched in permanent ink?

Cruz Hunter has always stuck out in his small hometown. Now that he’s covered in tattoos, the residents peg him as even more of an outcast. It seems like the whole world is against his dream of opening a local tattoo parlor.

When he finally finds the perfect place for his new business, Cruz discovers a pastor and his daughter have already bought it. The only thing more irritating than the change in his plan is Talia, a beautiful and feisty argument in a dress. Cruz would like nothing more than to have her out of his life and his mind, but for some reason, she’s the only thing he can think about.

If Cruz and Talia can stop arguing long enough, opposites may do much more than attract.





Meet the Hunter brothers of Kittle Falls…

The Seaside Hunters novels are a series of contemporary sweet romances. They’re set in the beach town of Kittle Falls, following the Hunte…

Celebrate The Small Things: November 27, 2015

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Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

This week was a rough week for me, my boss of over 9 years passed away.  I find it hard to find anything to celebrate this week, except for the fact that I got to know this wonderful man over the years.



My thoughts and prayers are with his family as they go through the process of grieving for their husband and father.  Life is short and may we all remember to look for the small things to celebrate.



Roman's Holiday Book Blast

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Roman's Holiday by Susan Aylworth

Four years after Roman Kincaid was catapulted into stardom as a country-western singer and A-list movie star, he is burned out: exhausted by a grueling schedule, drained by the ceaseless demands of producers and managers, weary of meeting the needs of others at the expense of his own. Leaving a sold-out show in Phoenix, he rents a car and drives north and east, landing in the Painted Desert town of Rainbow Rock.

Nearly three years after leaving her old life behind, Lottie Beale is feeding people and baking pies, managing the Kachina Café and tending secrets of her own. When circumstances conspire to give two attractive people some time alone together amid the world-class vistas of the Four Corners, they discover more than either had bargained for.

Amazon * Barnes & Noble

Excerpt

“Ro-man! Ro-man!” A capacity crowd in the Ak-Chin Pavilion chanted his name under the starry desert sky, but Roman Kincaid barely heard it. He stood in the stage wings, …

Treasure Blog Tour Review

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Treasure by S. Smith

It’s 2077. There’s no apocalypse, but some things are different. Things like the weather, the internet, and food. In twelve-year-old Clare’s world, blueberry is just a flavor and apples are found only in fairy tales.

One day Clare meets Ana, who teaches her about seeds and real food, despite suspicions that such actions are illegal.

When the authorities discover the children’s forbidden tomato plant and arrest their mother, Clare and her brother flee. Clare has heard of a place called "The Garden State," and with their bikes, a little money, and backpacks, the children begin a lonely cross-country journey that tests them both physically and spiritually.

Will they succeed in their quest to find a place of food freedom? And can they, only children, help change the world?
Download your FREE copy of Treasure Amazon * Barnes & Noble * Kobo * Smashwords * iTunes Excerpt

Clare walked faster, clutching the tiny packet to her chest. The sound of the footsteps be…

Fast Five Friday: Phone Apps

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This blog hop is the brainchild of Dani and Jax over at Cover Girls and it's quickly become one of my favourites.  It's fast, in list format and I can participate as much or as little as I want. Which is cool, because sometimes life gets busy.

So I am just taking topics all willy nilly now as I got so far behind.  C'est la vie!

The topic for today's post is phone apps, and boy do I have a few of those.  My five favourites were pretty hard to pick but I narrowed it down for you:

1) Pact


Put your money up against doing healthy activities and make money if you complete your pact.  (because sometimes I need the push)

2) Checkout 51


Collect money back on stuff you are buying anyway, I LOVE, LOVE this app.

3) Duolingo


My kids are both in French Immersion now and can talk circles around me but I am catching up thanks to Duolingo.

4) Audible


I used to hate audio books, now I am so addicted to Audible, great for long walks and distance trips. Also great for at the gym.

5) Phot…

Celebrate The Small Things: November 13, 2015

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Celebrate the Small Things is hosted by Lexa Cain along with wonderful co- hosts Writing Off The Edge and The Cyborg Mom.

This week I am celebrating living so close to work as I have worked all the hours and if I traveled on top of that the exhaustion would be beyond ridiculous.

I am also celebrating that we finally seem to be getting into the swing of things in our new home, I was beginning to think that things would be crazy and hectic forever.

What are you celebrating this week?

Monster Jam Party Giveaway

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Monster Jam Party Giveaway by Birthday Express
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Monster Jam Party Giveaway by Birthday Express

Do you and your family love Monster Jam? Well Birthday Express and Monster Jam have good news for you! From now until November 23rd, you can enter to win a Monster Jam themed party for ten (10) people hosted at a Monster Jam event in the United States occurring between January 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016. Read all the details and enterhere

Plus, be sure to check out Monster Jam 3D party supplies and party packs at Birthday Express. With a Monster Jam Party in a BoxMonster Jam Party Favors, and balloons, Birthday Express has everything you need to throw your child a roaring party! Check out some of my favorite products below:


Monster Jam 3D Party in a Box - Deluxe with Favors - 8 Guests
Monster Jam 3D Filled Party Favor Box
Monster Jam 3D Foil Balloon

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Lest We Forget

This morning as we got ready for school I reminded Cat and Ace of the importance of reflection and respect during their Remembrance Day ceremony at school.  As it usually does, the conversation evolved into a discussion of what they have learned about school regarding war, soldiers and why it is important to honor those who serve or have serve in our military.  

I know what they learn at home, we have lots of family and friends who have served and some that are serving.  The key word to me there is serve, they are doing this for their country as a whole, which means they are fighting for us.  So that we can sleep at night not in the constant terror that exists in some parts of the world.

Today at the assembly my son's class is singing Blowin In The Wind, I had a struggle with that when he was practicing.  When I was his age we had already been asked to memorize In Flanders Fields and that and Oh Canada were the school's contribution to this occasion.  As it should be.

I still…

Cricut Explore Air

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Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut's very popular electronic cutting machine. It's the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine! 

The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It's also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season! 

With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼" tall up to 11½" wide x 23½&qu…

Express Yourself: Body Switching

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The Express Yourself Weekly Meme is hosted Bouquet Of Books and Entertaining Interests.  This week's topic is: If you could switch bodies with someone for 24 hours (like in Freaky Friday) who would you switch with and why?

If I could switch bodies with anybody for a day it would be my son, he gets bullied a lot at school and is too afraid to stand up for himself. I would like to stand up to his bullies just once. No violence just a little pointing out that how they behave is not cool.

Also, I would tell the teacher what's going on because if he did that I wouldn't have to spend so much time on the phone explaining why he doesn't do that.



Twenty Questions

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I love a good round of questions!  I borrowed these ones from Dani at Entertaining Interests.
Start the Week Out with 20 Questions! 1) How tall are you?
     5' 8", not short by any means but sometimes it feels that way.

2) Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what?

No, all my talent or lack there of is very out in the world.

3) What is your biggest blog-related pet peeve? Hard to find comment boxes, drives me insane.
4) What is your biggest non-blog related pet peeve?

Rude people, drives me insane when people can't drop their drama enough to be at least polite to the people around them.
5) What's your favorite song?
Nothing Else Matters by Metallica



6) What is your favorite ETSY shop?
My favourite Etsy store at the moment is Sheba Nail Products as I am researching making my own nail polish. 
7) What's your favorite way to spend your free time when you're alone?

Currently: November 4, 2015

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Currently....
{I read Jamie Morrow's Currently every week and I always want to hop on board because it seems like such a fun way to keep you guys updated on the stuff going on in my life so here I am.}
Loving...
The walk with the kids to school in the morning, it's a great way to start the day.
Reading...

Finishing off War and Peace FINALLY.
Watching...
This season of Doctor Who (finally Clara get interesting!) for the most part.  Jane the Virgin here and there and movies from my childhood on Shomi.  I have discovered that my kids either really love or really hate old movies.

Listening To...
All of the radio because I have been living at work this week, and when this happens I discover that I am not fond of today's music.  Except this song:


Despite how much the video depresses me I love this song.

Thinking About...
How little time there is before Christmas, when I have guests coming to stay and I STILL haven't finished unpacking from the move.  Boxes are like decor right?

An…

Twenty Questions

Sometimes we find really fantastic stuff on the internet, things that could keep you amused for hours if not days.

Twenty Questions is that website for me today.  I beat the site on my first try but not so well after that.

How did you do?