Archives for December 2015

2016 New Releases that I long for…..what are your picks?

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I don’t make much from being an Amazon affiliate, but what I do make gets put in giveaways like this one. So dear readers, I’m sending you lots of warm Amazon wishes and some cash to get that book you’ve been wanting to read! This post and giveaway form contain affiliate links. The lucky reader of this giveaway will win a $10 Amazon gift code. Spend it on the reads you want, on movies (loving Amazon Prime Video right now), or just get some yummy snacks. The weather outside is not frightful in my area – it’s in the 70’s most days – but who knows what January might bring!

I took a little trip down the virtual aisles of Amazon and found these little nuggets – 2016 new releases – that made it to my wish list.

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At Love’s Bidding book review tour

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As newlyweds, my husband and I visited the auction house every week to find affordable furnishings to decorate our home.  Every Tuesday night, we looked forward to meeting new friends, finding amazing bargains, and learning a lot about history.  The thrill of bidding on an auction is something you just can’t understand until you experience it. It’s such a rush!   When I realized that the setting for At Love’s Bidding was an auction house, it brought back those wonderful memories.

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The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck book review #LitfuseReads

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Even though I just posted my top 10 books of 2015 last night, I already have changes to make.  I finished The Wedding Chapel by Rachel Hauck, and it MUST go on the list!

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I just can’t say enough good things about The Wedding Chapel But, I’ll try.

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Top 10 of 2015: Best Books I Read

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Moving to the language arts department just gave me a good excuse to READ more books. I’ve always had my nose in a book, but now I can also scope them out for my students! In another exciting twist, my daughter is starting to enjoy some of my favorites. She’s currently fixated on the Maximum Ride series, and actually complimented me by saying, “Mom, you have the best book advice.” Someplace is surely frozen over. Reading book blogs is one of my favorite ways to stay current on all things bookish, so when I found the Top 10 of 2015 hop going around, I wanted to participate. Here are some of the best books I read in 2015.  Click on the cover to find it on Amazon. What are your favorites of 2015? [Read more…]

2016 beauty … Don’t neglect your eyebrows! #BillionDollarBrows @SinfulColors_NP

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Nothing says “REGRET” like a set of harshly penciled-in eyebrows.  Whether it’s due to a bad salon visit, illness, or genetics, there’s no reason have an obviously drawn-in eyebrow.  Girls, lots of things can be taken back, sorries can be said, but eyebrows just don’t rebound like they should. If you’ve been neglecting your eyebrows, or…..if you’ve paid too much attention to them………let Billion Dollar Brows help you out.

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Merry Christmas!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!
Merry Christmas

Epson’s printable Ribbon Kit makes gift wrapping special

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In the past few years, I’ve put off the gift wrapping until the night before Christmas.  The whole ordeal of cutting, taping, and sticking on a plain gift tag just felt like a chore.  Oh, but then the Epson Printable Ribbon Kit came into my life.  What fun!  This handy tool has become like a shiny new toy….complete with ribbon.

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Clean up holiday decor with Poise #PoiseLinerLove #ad

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Now that the holidays are just a few hours away, I’m already thinking about taking everything down.  Putting everything up on the shelves, doors, and treetops had me sweating a bit.  The bending and lifting can put a strain on the back….and the bladder.  Do yourself a favor and head to Walmart before the Christmas clean-up begins.  Grab this $2 coupon before you go! Poise liners are so thin that they’re totally forgettable.  On the flipside, if you need them and don’t use them, you’ll be totally aware of their absence.

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Santa’s bringing the VTech® Kidizoom® Smartwatch DX

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In line with our tradition of giving our kids something to wear for Christmas, I decided to go against our pattern of giving clothes. Instead, my son will be receiving a watch! The new VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX has many features of a phone/tablet, too. The watch comes in several colors including hot pink, blue, and green. Patterns are also available. [Read more…]