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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

DIY Melted Crayon Lamps

I found this on another blog, and thought it was such a cute idea, I wanted to share. They made these as Halloween colored lamps, but I am thinking of doing it for all holidays. Red/Green for Chirstmas, Red/Pink for Valentine's, Greens for St. Patty's etc. Very cool, and so easy!

Check out the blog and instructions HERE.

Monday, September 29, 2014

The Color Of Rain

How two families found Faith, Hope and Love in the midst of tragedy - When Gina Kell loses her husband on Christmas Day, she soon finds a kindred spirit in another parent at her kids’ school, Michael Spehn who loses his wife at the same time. As they help each other and their children though grief, they grow closer and fall in love. However, family and friends cause them to question whether being together is a good idea. They are forced to ask themselves if their new found love is strong enough to overcome the grief surrounding both families or if it is simply too soon for either of them to think about moving on.

This is a lovely movie, but I must warn you, have your tissues handy! This title will be released tomorrow!
 
 

Uncorked Ventures


Discover the beauty of wine Exploration, knowing that you're going to receive 90+ point quality in every bottle and top value under $50. From the hidden gems uncovered by Mark and Matt in their journeys through California, Oregon and Washington wine country, Uncorked Ventures' Exploration wine club brings you a delicious bottle of red and white every month (yes, sometimes there are two red wines), every other month, or quarterly as you desire.
The experience of Exploration is visceral and personal, yet one that is perfect for sharing. For those who enjoy consistent performance highlighted with the brush of the New, this wine club is sure to please. Tasting notes and winery information are provided for knowledge and conversation. If you've yearned for the pleasure of expanding your wine palette and want to take a rewarding step into the world of wine beyond what your grocery store or typical wine clubs can offer, then the Exploration wine club is for you. 

I recieved the Sola Chardonnay 2013, and Chalom Semillon 2012. I preferred the Sola. A very nice wine for Fall!

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

CloSys Oral Care

As Halloween approaches and kicks off the sugar-filled holiday season, it is time to think about oral care. CloSys offers a quality line of oral health products including toothpaste, mouthwash and breath spray that improve overall health. All of the products are alcohol-free, sulfate-free, naturally whiten and are pH balanced which helps protect mouths from being too acidic.
We got to check out the toothpaste. CloSys Toothpaste has a unique combination of ingredients that kill the harmful bacteria that cause plaque buildup, help prevent cavities, and neutralize odor-causing compounds. But CloSys toothpaste does so much more: it lets you brush away the bad stuff, and feel more in control of your health. CloSys contains mild polishing agents that whiten teeth and remove tough stains, while being one of the least abrasive toothpastes on the market. CloSys protects the enamel and won't harm expensive dental work, or irritate sensitive mouths. And CloSys is one of the few toothpastes available that does not contain sulfates (foaming agents), which has been linked to allergies, mouth ulcers and canker sores. Also, CloSys does not contain Triclosan or Gluten. CloSys toothpaste helps you promote better health every time you brush. In fact studies have shown CloSys Fluoride Toothpaste is almost three times better at preventing cavities while using less fluoride than other leading brands.

Check it all out at CloSys on Facebook.
 
 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mission Cute - September 2014 Box

Support nonprofit missions and get a monthly box of cute stuff. Yup, that is what Mission Cute is all about.
For September Mission Cute has hooked up with Bright Blessings. 50% of the net proceeds from the September subscriptions will be donated to Bright Blessings. The goal of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, recognition, and support to children and families during difficult and sad times in their lives. The two core programs, Bless-A-Birthday and Bless-A-Baby, raise spirits and boost confidence for homeless children ages tots to teens, and offer help and hope for babies beginning life amidst the struggles of homelessness. Each program incorporates education and enrichment, literacy support, as well as care and comfort supplies, all part of Bright Blessings' commitment to supporting the comprehensive needs of every child they serve.
The September Mission Cute box highlights four incredible small businesses with some extremely cute items for you to enjoy at home and work! The box included:

Bearsley & Bumski Kraft Notebook
Mission Cute Drawstring Bag
Sable & Snow Frame
Mission Cute Polka Dot Watch
Positive Pens from Paper Trail
Thatch & Thistle Stickers

Check it all out at Mission Cute on Facebook.
 
 

The Last One by Tawdra Kandle Releases Today!!!

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The anticipated spin-off series of The Posse is finally here!

Meghan Hawthorne is restless. The last year has been a roller coaster: her widowed mother just married a long-time family friend. Her younger brother unexpectedly became a father and a husband. Everyone's life is changing.....except for hers. As she begins her final summer of college, Meghan's looking for excitement and maybe a little romance. Nothing serious; this girl just wants to have fun.

But the only man for Meghan turns out to be the last one she expects.

Sam Reynolds doesn't need excitement, and he doesn't want romance. Fun is out of the question. He's been the steady, responsible one since his parents were killed, and serious is his way of life.

When Sam rescues Meghan alongside a dark Georgia back road, she falls hard for his deep brown eyes and slow drawl. But making him see her as more than just a party girl won't be easy. Sam's tempted by the fiery young artist, even as he realizes that giving into his feelings will mean radical change. . .maybe more than he can handle.

Nobody ever said love was simple.

"As an almost strictly paranormal romance reader, it takes a certain type of author to convince me to dive into straight romance. Tawdra Kandle is one of the few authors I will make an exception for. Her writing style is so easy and relaxing that I have to really keep an eye on the time or I’ll stay up all night to finish one of her books." Carrie Williams, Goodreads Reviewer 
"Wow. Talk about romance with an edge. From the beginning the characters were so real that I was completely invested in them. The sexual tension woven into the story added so much value to the relationships. I will be reading this book many times just so I can spend more time with Meghan and Sam." Cheryl Garrett, Goodreads Reviewer 
"I'm in love with this book!!" Leah Fennick, Goodreads Reviewer

Buy it now at Amazon/iBooks/Barnes and Noble/Kobo/Smashwords

Watch the trailer here!

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  Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books run from YA paranormal romance (The King Series), through NA paranormal and contemporary romance (The Serendipity Duet, Perfect Dish Duo, The One Trilogy) to adult contemporary and paramystery romance (Crystal Cove Books and Recipe For Death Series). She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. Follow Tawdra on Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram Visit her Website and subscribe to her Newsletter for special content and giveaways!
 

PicStick Personalized Photo Magnets - 25% Discount

Transform your favorite pictures into beautiful photo magnets with PicStick. Upload your photos from your computer, phone, Facebook or Dropbox and have them printed as glossy magnetic pictures - the perfect photo gifts.
I am very pleased with my magnets, and was surprised at how fast they came as well. And there is a 25% discount code just for my readers! Promo code: HANG25.

Check it all out at PicStick on Facebook, as well as PicStick on Twitter.
 
 

Adovia Sulfur Soap


Adovia sulfur soap is highly enriched with minerals and sulfur from the Dead Sea. Your skin's natural moisture levels are balanced and optimized with Olive Oil, Dead Sea minerals and Aloe Vera extract. Sulfur has Antiseptic, Anti-Fungal and Antibacterial properties. This soap thoroughly cleanses your face and body and leaves your skin gentle and smooth. Perfect for keeping your skin free from pimples and blackheads!
 
 
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ageless Derma


Ageless Derma Anti-Aging pressed mineral foundations are 100% pure mineral makeup that feel as light as air to provide you with a radiant barely there glow. It creates a sheer natural coverage that will replenish the skin while it protects it and keeps it neutralized from free radicals that are so damaging to the skin. The lighter texture of Ageless Derma Foundations makeup will allow the skin to breathe while it repels the humidity in the air. This dynamic natural mineral make up adds the finishing touch to your make-up routine leaving your skin with an air brushed look that is very appealing. This mineral makeup contains light reflecting properties that will create a smooth and silky finish to any skin type.
 
 
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Fall Skin Refresher Featuring Bremenn Clinical

Instead of neglecting your skincare regimen for busy back-to-school responsibilities, simplify it without skimping! Bremenn Clinical Skin Care offers a variety of products to get you out the door stat while still looking youthfully refreshed and beautiful.
I received the Bremenn Clinical Instant Forehead Smoother. It utilizes a powerful combination of ingredients designed to help smooth the appearance of forehead lines, creating an immediate lifting effect for firmer and smoother skin. The result is a firmer, radiant and youthful appearance. The refining wonder also doubles as a toning cream for a sagging neck and “crepe paper” décolleté, instantly leaving skin looking fresh.

All Bremenn Clinical products are available online at BremennClinical.com, Ulta.com or at Ulta and Kohl’s stores nationwide.

Check it all out a Bremenn Clinical on Twitter.
  
 

Reboot Your Life

Reboot Your Life by Chicken Soup For The Soul

About The Book:
We all fall into ruts at times, with our jobs, our relationships, our fitness, and other aspects of our daily lives. Time to do something about that. These 101 inspiring personal stories of change will motivate and encourage you to find your own new path to happiness. With its powerful stories of taking chances, positive life and attitude changes, and finding new paths to happiness, you will be inspired to find the courage to reboot your own life!

My Thoughts:
I love Chicken Soup books, and this is a good one for me right now, with the changes going on in our life. It helps me to bring out the positive in it all, and have a new beginning.

About The Authors:
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Claire Cook is the USA bestselling author of 11 novels, including the book-turned-movie Must Love Dogs, and teaches workshops on reinventing yourself.

Buy this book at Reboot Your Life on Amazon.
 
 

Friday, September 26, 2014

A New Twist on a Classic Combo

Black and white has always been the go-to combo for an instantly chic look. Mia Beauty has incorporated this classic duo into their new Tony Ties. Unlike traditional hair elastics, these no-tug hair ties are great for a quick ponytail, comfortable enough to wear all day and will not leave a crease in your hair. Whether you go girly with lace, sophisticated with houndstooth or trendy with skulls and studs, the Tony Ties will instantly update your pony. They even double as bracelets, so you always have a hair tie when needed. 

I love these hair ties, and now with the black and white styles, too cute!

 

Face the World With New Carmex Cold Sore Treatment!

Carmex has launched a new product called Carmex Cold Sore Treatment, the only over-the-counter cold sore treatment that works on contact to block pain and itch with 10% Benzocaine, while also minimizing the appearance of a sore.
This breakthrough product features TriPLEX Formula advanced technology, which combines three different optical brightener and filler technologies that each provide unique appearance minimizing benefits. According to the National Institutes of Health, herpes simplex virus 1, the virus that causes cold sores, infects more than half of the U.S. population by the time they reach their 20s. The majority of these sufferers acknowledge that a cold sore can be painful especially as it blisters and forms a crusty scab.
The combination of the three technologies found in TriPLEX Formula advanced technology allows this new formulation to provide cold sore appearance softening benefits. The first technology bends light as it approaches the cold sore, the second technology helps fill in unevenness of the cold sore, and the third technology helps correct the skin tone of the cold sore. The formula also contains a blend of silicone elastomers, commonly used in high-end skincare products, to give the product a smooth, silky feel.

While no product can cure a cold sore (as in remove the virus from one’s system), this breakthrough treatment can help sufferers feel more comfortable, confident and empowered to face the world.
 

Mr. Peabody & Sherman #Giveaway with #PeabodyInsiders

Unleash the fun at home with the hilarious comedy-adventure, DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman! Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is an inventor, scientist, and genius who just happens to be a dog. With his son Sherman, he will embark on the most extraordinary adventure imaginable as they race against time to repair history and save the future. Mr. Peabody & Sherman has been hailed by critics as “a great adventure for the entire family”, receiving outstanding audience reaction and a coveted “A” CinemaScore.
Directed by Rob Minkoff and from the team behind family favorite franchises The Crood's and How To Train Your Dragon, Mr. Peabody & Sherman features hilarious performances from an incredible voice cast of popular stars including Ty Burrell, Ariel Winter, Stephen Colbert, Leslie Mann, Max Charles, Patrick Warburton, and Allison Janney.
Mr. Peabody & Sherman is based upon the beloved characters that first appeared in in the late 1950s and early 1960s animated television series “Rocky and His Friends” and “The Bullwinkle Show,” produced by Jay Ward. Sit back and go WABAC to experience the ultimate joy ride and loads of laughs. Jay Ward fans will want to get the 3D Blu-ray release which has everything for enthusiasts to celebrate the Jay Ward legacy including a 5-minute All New Rocky & Bullwinkle short and several original TV episodes.