Inspirational desserts start with Yonanas! #Inspirational2016 #giveaway

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This summer, there will be no dessert-fueled guilt.  Instead, I’ll go straight for the Yonanas to create inspirational desserts that taste like frozen yogurt.  Finally, something other than banana bread can come of our overripe bananas! I’m thrilled that other fruits can be used in the Yonanas dessert maker, too. We purchase a lot of fruit at the farmer’s market (blueberries, strawberries, apples, and more). Since it’s not covered in preservatives and shellac, the fruit must be consumed within a day or two. Freezing it to use in the Yonanas machine will be a big moneysaver, but will seem like a treat! Enter to win a Yonanas dessert maker - great for restricted diets (vegan, dairy free, gluten free). #giveaway at savingsinseconds.com [Read more…]

Mother & Son :The Respect Effect by Dr. Emerson Eggerichs #MotherAndSon #FlyBy

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Mother & Son: The Respect Effect couldn’t have come at a better time.  Finding myself at home all summer with a very independent, somewhat sassy 7 year old son has left me feeling a little less love and a lot more frustration.  It’s true that my son is my baby; I am guilty of kissing his sweet cheeks and ruffling his hair on endless occasions.  Also, I snuggle with him quite frequently.  But do I respect him?  That’s an action I hadn’t considered until opening this book.  [Read more…]

What to read this weekend – A Daughter’s Dream, Murder Comes By Mail

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Love a good spring read? If you’re wondering what to read this weekend, check out these titles!

A Daughter's Dream

The small town of Charm revolves around a lumber mill that was featured in the first book, and A Daughter’s Dream revisits the same community.  The family-owned business is managed by Rebecca Kisinger, a reluctant receptionist.  Her struggles to find her niche really spoke volumes as she navigated the waters of young adulthood. [Read more…]

Things you don’t want to drop #verizonwirelessoffer $500 #giveaway #ad

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There are some things in life that you don’t want to drop. Whether it’s because they’re precious, valuable, or time-saving, these things are important to keep hold of. Read on to find out why Verizon is one of them!

Babies — There’s something about those innocent little bundles that makes a mama fierce, and a daddy soft.  Never in a million years would we risk dropping this priceless gift.

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun by Lynne Hinton book review #LitfuseReads

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Sister Eve and the Blue Nun

Every once in a while, we get to meet a character who takes us completely by surprise. Enter Sister Eve, the motorcycle-riding tough girl who just happens to be a fantastic detective!  I didn’t read the two books prior to this one, so I had a little bit of backstory to figure out, but enough clues were dropped throughout Sister Eve and the Blue Nun that I figured it most of it out.   [Read more…]

Wise Guys by Kent Evans – #giveaway #WiseGuys #flyby

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One of the toughest parts that my mom faced as a single parent was raising a son without Wise Guys to help. My dad wasn’t a strong presence, and my brother missed out on the enriching experience of having a man in his life. Guidance is something every child needs (and deserves). In his book Wise Guys, Kent Evans pays homage to those men who influenced him in positive ways. [Read more…]

Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell book review

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Flirtation Walk

It’s a challenge to enjoy a book when one dislikes the main character, I think.  That’s how I felt with Flirtation Walk by Siri Mitchell, anyway.   The main character, Lucinda, spent considerable time finding ways to be manipulative with everyone in her life.  It was a true case of nature vs. nurture, and it was tough to power through.  Still, I had hopes that she might turn around after being exposed to a different kind of life.  On the other hand, Seth turned out to be a good counterpart for her. He was almost too good to be true — concern for his sister, determination to be a top student, and an all-around good guy.  I wanted him to be a little bit of a bad boy.  [Read more…]

May Boxes — the good, the bad, the ugly

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With a new calendar month, a happy mailbox commences.  I love getting subscription boxes!  They’re a small gift to myself, filled with new products that I wouldn’t have otherwise tried.  This month, I opened 3 boxes.  There’s always something I enjoy from each one, and then…..the things I didn’t.  Here’s the shakedown for my May boxes.   [Read more…]

The Little Prince from NCircle Entertainment – #Giveaway #Memorialday #lifesabeach

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The Little Prince DVD #giveaway

Summer road trips and lazy mornings call for new DVDs to watch.  This summer, get The Little Prince from NCircle Entertainment!  My kids watched this DVD on a weekend morning.  At first, we were all taken aback by the story. It’s very different from what I expected!  It’s an interesting introduction to sci-fi for kids, with the main story taking place on a fictional planet.  Fantasy elements abound, as one of the characters is a talking flower, and there are many speaking animals. The characters learn many core values of friendship, such as trust and loyalty.  I wasn’t familiar with The Little Prince before, but will be looking for more episodes in this series!  Thanks to NCircle Entertainment, one lucky reader will win 2 DVDs – The Little Prince: Planet of Bubble Gob and The Little Prince: The Planet of Bamalias.  [Read more…]

The Beautiful Pretender by Melanie Dickerson #Litfusereads

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The Beautiful Pretender

So, there was a little bit of an fixation on The Beautiful Pretender. I wasn’t able to finish it in one sitting, because…..life. So I carried The Beautiful Pretender in my purse for days. Whenever possible, sneaking a little bit of a chapter or even a page. I may or may not have hidden in a bathroom to read it for a few minutes. It’s just that good of a book! After a particularly busy day, the book fell out of my purse into my car. I tore the house apart looking for it, before I realized where it was. Melanie Dickerson, I blame you for this obsession! [Read more…]

Get Rewarded For Making Health and Wellness a Priority This Summer – Earn Amazon gift cards

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I find that it’s easier — and more fun — to live a healthy lifestyle in the summer.  With sunshine and a cool breeze, it feels great to go for a walk or a swim.  Are you trying to live a healthy lifestyle? Here’s your chance to help advise the health and wellness industry, and get rewarded while you do it!  Click here to see if you qualify [Read more…]

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