Archives for October 2016

The Bagel Exchange is a delight! Kingsport, TN

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It’s been a while since I shared a great restaurant with you. Let me introduce you to The Bagel Exchange! This hidden gem is located in downtown Kingsport, TN.  It’s sure to become a family favorite!  [Read more…]

Breast Cancer Awareness Jewelry from oNecklace

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Disclosure: I received this product sample from oNecklace; opinions shared are mine.  Breast Cancer Awareness oNecklace -

When oNecklace contacted me about their Breast Cancer Awareness project, I knew I wanted to participate.  My family, like so many others, has been affected by breast cancer.  I have friends who have recovered from the terrible disease.  Last week, I had my first mammogram.  The pink ribbon represents more than just awareness, though.  It symbolizes strength and hope.  Breast cancer jewelry is a reminder that we’re all fighting this battle in some way.  [Read more…]

Love Bears All Things by Beth Wiseman @booklookbloggers

Disclosure: I received this book as a BookLook Blogger. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.


Walk into a cozy Amish novel this fall, and you won’t look back.  Beth Wiseman’s new title, Love Bears All Things, has a unique tone.  This book gives an interesting contrast between the English world and the Amish lifestyle.   Between Charlotte’s impromptu move to Lancaster County, and Jacob’s sudden escape from the Amish community, we’ll surely find out where the grass is truly greener.  Right?  [Read more…]

My Sweet Encounter With Death by Ana Christina @Booklookblogger

Disclosure: I received this book from BookLook. Post contains affiliate links. Opinions shared are mine.


Yep, you read the title correctly. My Sweet Encounter With Death — kind of creepy, huh? Perfect for Halloween season, you might think!  [Read more…]

Haunted Halloween tour – Carver #giveaway

Once again, the Haunted Halloween tour has appeared! This time, we’re featuring The Carver, a book with a seemingly familiar story but loaded with twists.


October is the month of fears, and we’re going on tour with some of our favorite authors to talk about what their main characters are afraid of. What keeps them up at night? What nightmare has them waking in a cold sweat? Each day, we’ll feature a new main character and delve deep into their subconscious to see what they fear. And each day, you’ll have a chance to enter to win some awesome prizes! Read on to find out what our dear friend Peter Pan Pietro from Jacob Devlin’s The Carver worries about at night… [Read more…]

Show some gratitude with these Thanksgiving inspired items!

Disclosure:  I received this book as part of the book tour. Post contains affiliate links; if you make a purchase through these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. It’s like magic!  Opinions shared are mine.

There’s a delightful chill in the air this week.  Fall is officially here to stay!  The crisp mornings and crunchy leaves make me smile.  Autumn days remind me to be thankful for each day of life. Are you feeling the gratitude, too? Here are some Thanksgiving inspired items that will make you feel all cozy and warm!  [Read more…]

Haunted Halloween Tour

I was invited to participate in the Haunted Halloween tour. It sounded like fun, so I jumped at the chance! There was no compensation involved.

What’s your favorite part of the Halloween season? Even if you don’t celebrate with costumes and trick-or-treating, do you like seeing the pumpkins on your neighbor’s porch? Part of the reason why I enjoy Halloween is that it’s usually the first cold week of fall here in northeast TN. So, those shivers down my spine are legit! [Read more…]

The 10 Myths of Teen Dating: Truths Your Daughter Needs to Know to Date Smart, Avoid Disaster, and Protect Her Future

Disclosure: I received this book as part of the Litfuse tour. Opinions shared are mine.

10 Myths of Teen Dating

It’s pretty fair to say that no matter what decade you grew up, dating rules have changed since then.  The The 10 Myths of Teen Dating is a great resource for teens and adults.  [Read more…]

Tigger likes my Long Sleeve Swing Dress — $21.95 + FREE SHIPPING

Disclosure: Many thanks to Cents of Style for sending me these items to wear! **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. The opinions shared are mine.

Now that the morning are a bit chilly, you might find yourself wondering if you could get away with wearing your winter coat. Don’t break it out just yet!  Get through these cool temperatures wearing the fabulous Long Sleeve Swing Dress.  I got to enjoy this dress with one of my sweet furbabies today.

Long Sleeve Swing Dress - just $21.95 FREE SHIPPING [Read more…]

Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson – cupcake wars

Disclosure: I really, really like the Sprinkles book that I received from the publisher.  Affiliate links are shamelessly included in this post; slobbery opinions are my own!

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Okay, I didn’t really eat the book. Oh, but I was tempted! Our family loves to watch Cupcake Wars. We argue about whose cupcakes looks most tasty, or whose decoration design is most creative. Two of us drool over the chocolate confections, while the other two go for vanilla. If you can relate to this cupcakery obsession, then read on. You need the Sprinkles Baking Book by Cupcake Wars judge Candace Nelson!

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