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Friday, February 23, 2018

This Heart Of Mine

About The Book:
Seventeen-year-old Leah MacKenzie is heartless. An artificial heart in a backpack is keeping her alive, which will only work for a few years. And with her rare blood type, a transplant isn’t likely. Living like you are dying isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. But when a heart becomes available, she’s given an amazing second chance at life. Then Leah discovers who the donor was - a boy from her school - and people are saying he killed himself. Plagued with unsettling dreams since the transplant, Leah realizes she may hold the clues to what really happened. Matt refuses to believe his twin killed himself. When Leah seeks him out, he learns they are both having similar dreams, and he’s certain it means something important. While unraveling the secrets of his brother’s final moments, Leah and Matt find each other and a love they are terrified to lose. But life and even new hearts don’t come with guarantees. Who knew that living took more courage than dying? This Heart of Mine is a haunting, poignant tale about living and dying, surviving grief, guilt, and heartache, while discovering love and hope.

About The Author:
C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym for award-winning romance author Christie Craig. She is lives in Tomball, Texas, where she’s at work on her next novel.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018


Key2Bme was created to be a sweet little reminder that you hold the key to your happiness! With 55 designs available, they have keys to inspire, show your interests, and represent the influential people in your life. Clipped on a bag or key chain, it will be a long-lasting reminder to focus on the things that make you happy. Key2BMe thinks there are three keys (pun intended!) to being happy: Do what you enjoy. Make time for those you love. Follow your dreams. They also believe everyone should find ways to be happy now – not after this or that happens - but right now. If you keep saying, “I’ll be so happy when…” it will always be just out of reach. So they hope the keys serve as a daily affirmation to focus on finding happiness now.
Because their goal is to help spread happiness, they've found ways to keep costs really low so: Teams can afford to buy one for each athlete or performer as an expression of team unity. The keys can be used to thank volunteers, employees, coaches, teachers, neighbors, and friends. Personal trainers, professional speakers, business leaders, coaches, and teachers can use the keys to motivate and recognize. They can be used as a great add-on when you're giving cash as a gift for graduations, birthdays, confirmations, or anniversaries. They can be given as a nice little gift to wish someone good luck when they’re moving or starting a new job. Some of the customers even like to keep a few of the happiest keys on hand for that impromptu moment when they want to recognize someone for their great service or lift someone’s spirit. They offer free shipping every day on orders of all sizes. Every key comes with its own inspiring quote card and key ring in a little organza bag ready for gift-giving. So, you hold the key – unlock some happy today! 
Check it all out at Key2BMe on Facebook, as well as Key2BMe on Twitter.

Monday, February 19, 2018


Unlike a power strip, the Accell PowerSquid power outlet arms can help prevent damage to a power plug of a connected device. In the case of sudden pull force on a connected device's power cord, the flexible arms bend to the direction of the pull. The flexible power outlet arms bend to accommodate pull force from most any direction.
To protect itself from damage, the PowerSquid will turn off if the devices plugged-in malfunction or if the total power drawn exceeds 1875 Watts. Simply remove any connected as needed to be under the 1875 Watt capacity and toggle the power switch to reset the circuit breaker. Durable and rugged enough to last a lifetime, Accell warrants the PowerSquid to be free from defects in material and workmanship to the original purchaser for the life of the product. Two-way wall mountable, the PowerSquid can easily mount to a wall to save space, to put out-of-sight or improved accessibility.
Check it all out at Accell on Facebook, as well as Accell on Twitter.

Gaga Gem! #MillionReasons

Feather Flag Nation

 Engaging advertising messages are essential for business success. A custom flag with your company logo, information, and event details captivate customers by your message. Display flags include custom designs in a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns. Items such as feather flags, car and window clip-on flags, banners, air dancers, vinyl banners, and backpack flags offer additional appeal. Flags can be used indoors or outdoors at trade shows, vendor showcases, business offices, and seminars. Outdoor flags are especially inviting at festivals or special events.
Attract Prospects with Custom Flags
Promote your product, service, or business with custom-designed advertising flags and banners that intrigue potential customers. Small flag giveaways are a must at local vendor booths, trade shows, and fairs. Reignite interest in your company, product, or service by providing target customers an incentive with a fresh, attention-grabbing message. Include a custom graphic or key phrase for special sales. Match your giveaway flags with a larger identical flag for maximum effect. The opportunities for design and impact are endless.
Deliver Unique Event Messages
Promotional messages are striking on large inflatable air tubes and dancers. Outdoor sturdy nylon inflatables inspire customers to consider timely campaigns. Quality inflatables deliver a powerful message with exceptional reach. Take advertising on the road with clip-on car flags, backpack flags, and other mobile custom flag offerings. Light and easy to use, they offer flexibility to your marketing campaign like never before.
Prepare for Marketing
Results Custom flags are an effective way to reach your ideal customer. There are a variety of custom flag and sign formats including feather, blade, flutter, and banners. Feather flags come in a tall feather shapes and add appeal along a busy street or sidewalk. Blade flags with your select advertising message rotate as the wind blows. They are also exceptional displays for sidewalks and outdoor pathways. Flutter flags are designed to offer a fluttering effect to your flag or banner outdoors, inspiring great interest wherever they are flown.
Support Your Messages
Ensure your custom flag is mounted with a durable pole or base. Choose from many styles. Cross bases are a popular way to secure flags indoors. Ground stakes offer sturdy mounting for outdoor grass areas. Weight donuts weigh down signs with ease. Flags are available in a full variety of shapes, styles, colors, patterns, and fonts. Design your custom flag message today with a leading flag company.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

How Do You Help Someone That is Grieving?

It is hard to know what to do when a friend loses a loved one. You want to help in some way, but it is hard to know what is right or wrong. Too often the fear of doing the wrong thing will keep you from doing anything at all. This is especially sad because those that are going through the grieving process need all the love and support they can get. Use the following suggestions to show you care.

Choosing a Gift

Presenting someone with a small gift is often a wonderful way to let them know you are thinking of them. Memorial items are always a good idea. This could be photo frame, a garden stone engraved with a poem, or a personalized keepsake. Angel figurines from the Willow Tree Collection also make nice gifts. Several versions can be found from Hallmark. If the gift is for a close female friend, you could even choose a piece of jewelry or accessory item.

The Gift of Time

More often than not a grieving person needs nothing more than some company. Bringing a food items such as baked goods or a casserole is the perfect excuse to show up at their door. Let them guide the events that follow. If they need to talk, be a good listener. Grief is often softened when one can tell their story. They may even want to remain quiet, but still know your close by. Suggest watching a movie to pass the time.

Monetary Help

All too often grieving family members are left with an unbelievable amount of bills to take care of. Funeral expenses, medical bills, time off, as well as the normal monthly bills can become quite a burden. A gift card, check, or even cash tucked inside of a sympathy card is always appreciated. This gift is appropriate for those that are very close to you as well as people that may be simply a neighbor or co-worker. Any small token or kind act will be greatly appreciated by a friend that has lost someone dear to them. Don’ shy away. Instead, try one of these suggestions to let them know that they are continually in your thoughts and prayers.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

LG Appliances Twin Wash @BestBuy #ad @LGUS

With LG’s TwinWash system you get the best of both worlds. For small loads that can’t wait (the sweatpants after hot yoga, the red shirt in a pile of whites, the dirty school uniform on a Sunday night) there is the LG SideKick pedestal washer. You can even use it simultaneously while you do a bigger load up top on your LG Front load washer. Not only do these washers have mega capacity to tackle any size load, they are energy efficient while giving you the best cleaning performance. No wonder more households have chosen LG laundry over any other brand!

Discretely styled with a concealed control panel, the LG SideKick not only functions as a secondary washer, but also raises your front-loading washer to a comfortable height and matches the pedestal beneath your LG dryer. 1.0 cu. ft. capacity is just the right size for cleaning smaller loads as often as you need. Delicates, hand washables, and workout wear get the special care they deserve. The LG direct drive motor has fewer moving parts for greater efficiency, plus a 10-year warranty. Magnetic remote control offers a convenient way to start, stop, or select a cycle. 

From 1/11-4/25 receive up to $500 off a LG laundry solution for your home.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Unique Ways to Decorate Your Home

Home decorating can feel so overwhelming that Oprah and Martha Beck warn it can cause decorating paralysis. You end up feeling stressed out bot knowing where to start that you end up doing nothing at all. But taking decorating in small steps and focusing on unique touches that align with your signature style can transform your house without the overwhelm.
Design your own plan of action to bring fresh color and enhancements to your home. Here's how.

Go ultra-small

A small home or apartment quickly feels overwhelmed by big touches and furniture. Instead of stripping down your furniture to just the essentials like a couch and chairs, add small accent tables to make a big statement instead. A small table can ultimately make your room look even bigger and add more dimension and style. For even more pizzazz, add a brightly colored tablecloth with a fun pattern to give your room more personality.

Repurpose found objects

A quick and easy way to add unique decorations to your home is to repurpose found objects. For example, you can collect your favorite vintage travel postcards and turn them into a small art gallery. Even adding a few coats of paint to old, wooden crates can give your storage a fresh new look. Mount them to a wall and add your favorite cups and saucers, and those crates have been transformed into a new unique shelf on a budget.

Add colorful accents

Painting an entire wall in a bold color is one way to add more flavor to your home. Or you can think smaller so you don't overwhelm the room — or yourself. Add a patch of colorful, unique wallpaper on a bathroom wall for dazzling style without overwhelming the room. Freshen up old floors with a bright color like turquoise or red to transform your living or dining area into a style sensation. Add complementing accents with photo frames, fresh flowers or linens.

Turn your bookcase into a work of art

Whether you live in a small dwelling or have plenty of space, a central bookcase or built-ins can be transformed into a work of art. Add your favorite books to random shelves and look for complementing colors on the spines of your books to create a fun pattern. Next, add your favorite items — from colorful photos of loved ones to a mason jar full of sea glass and seashells to the empty spaces. The best part is you can regularly swap out your books and accents to create a work-in-progress work of art that you’ll never get tired of.

Warm up your fireplace

Your fireplace is often a missed opportunity to add unique decorations and personality to your home. Ambitious decorators can swap out the bricks for a backsplash of color. You can also paint over your bricks and mantle to match the color in your room and make the room feel even bigger.
Instead of leaving your fireplace empty during warmer months, add pillar candles to your fireplace when not in use for a romantic evening at home or cozy night of entertaining. For the mantle, add a few simple vases and fill them with small, colorful blooms to tie your room together.
However you decide to decorate your home, focus on the colors and accents that speak to your signature style. Remember that decorating doesn’t have to be overwhelming, it just takes small strategic steps to add more color, dimension and style to make your home feel more like you.

Monday, January 22, 2018

I Heart Grunt Style #GruntStyle

Grunt Style is a highly motivated group of veterans and patriots who love three things, PT, Freedom, and Bacon. Not in that order. They design and make their own gear in house during the week, drink whiskey and go to the range on the weekends. 

That's my kind of people. My kind of style. Grunt Style. And hubby digs it as well. He just ordered two shirts and is very excited for them to arrive! This is what he scored:
I'm pretty jealous right now. But I got my wish list going! Here are my Top 5 faves right now:
You want to go shopping now don't ya? Well, then GO! And get 10% off anytime with this code: GSAMBASSADOR

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

Airfree Iris 3000

Airfree is the natural solution to asthma, respiratory allergies, and mold. Eliminates dust mites, bacteria, fungi, virus, pollen, allergens of domestic animals, and other microorganisms from the air. This patented Thermodynamic TSS Technology destroys mold, dust mites, bacteria, viruses, pollens, pet dander, tobacco, and other organic allergens. Airfree also reduces indoor harmful ozone levels. It is perfect for mold contaminated areas as well as asthma and allergy sufferers. Airfree’s exclusive technology is completely silent and does not require any filters or maintenance.
We use this in Callan's bedroom, and he has not been sick all winter.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Superbowl TV Deals #SuperBowl

GettysGear #Valentines2018

At GettysGear you can view a wide array of apparel, accessories, and home decor relating to the great little town of Gettysburg! Homegrown in Gettysburg, PA, GettysGear is a proud supporter of all the local businesses under the Great Gettysburg Addresses banner!
Surprise your guy with something unique this Valentine's Day! Cigar 4 Pack - The Quartermaster
If you want the real deal, then these are the cigars for you! These fine cigars are hand crafted on the outskirts of Gettysburg in the oldest operating cigar factory in America. It was founded in 1863 and it is well documented that a Union General purchased cigars for his command on the way to the Gettysburg battlefield. This four pack of cigars features The Quartermaster which is a maduro Pennsylvania wrapper that offers a slightly stronger flavor. All cigars are approximately 6" in length and a panatela style (aka, think old western movie). They are protected in hand-dipped wax sealed glass tubes and presented in a hand packed box. These cigars are sure to please and make a wonderful gift for you or a friend! Made in Gettysburg.
If you are a connoisseur of gourmet coffee, then here is a treat for you. Great Gettysburg Coffee Company procures the finest high mountain, shade-grown beans possible. The beans for this blend originate from Indonesia and Central America. They are locally hand roasted in small batches and then packaged to ensure the freshest and most aromatic cup of coffee you can imagine. The Guardian blend is a dark roast which produces a wonderful aroma with a bittersweet and full bodied taste. For reference, this would be akin to a "Seattle" blend coffee. All of the coffees are packed in high quality, foil lined bags that are heat sealed with a one-way valve to ensure freshness. Each bag also has a resealable tape to help maintain freshness while you are enjoying your coffee. These bags are a full 16 ounces (1 lb.) of coffee rather than the more common 12 ounce bags that you might find elsewhere. Premium Beans. Perfect Roasting. Great Coffee. 

Check it all out at GettysGear on Facebook.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Eternity Rose #Valentines2018

Valentine's Day is right around the corner! And I feel like the men get left out a bit on a holiday like this. The Eternity Rose has absolutely amazing gifts for her, but here is a super cool one for the fellas:

This is a playable deck of poker cards dipped in 24 karat gold. The deck is produced to tournament grade standards. These cards are used frequently throughout the world in casino high-roller rooms. Presented in an elegant high quality case made from cherrywood, the entire package measures 6.3" long x 4.7" wide x 1.8" high and contains an authentication certificate. 

Check it all out at The Eternity Rose on Facebook.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Moonlight In Vermont #Hallmark

Moonlight In Vermont by Kacy Cross

About The Book:
Fiona Rangely loves her fast-paced life as a high-end real estate broker in New York City. Or at least, she does until her boyfriend dumps her, claiming that he doesn’t get enough of her time. She retreats to her family’s quaint Vermont Inn to evaluate her life...but her ex-boyfriend soon shows up with a brand new girlfriend. Fiona quickly devises a plan to win him back: pretend the handsome and laid-back head chef, Derek, is her new boyfriend! Will her ex realize what he’s missing? And will Fiona herself start seeing life - and love - in a new light? This fun, feel-good romance includes a free exclusive recipe for Maple Glazed Sea Scallops.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Lugz Tambora Boots

It is subzero winter here in Minnesota. And every part of your body needs protection when going out to brave the cold. I was lucky enough to get some awesome new boots from Lugz!
The Tambora combines comfort, functionality, and fashion to assure that you will love your boots for years to come. Providing tremendous warmth, the Tambora is the perfect cold weather boot. This cozy and comfortable boot features a plush faux fur lining, a luxuriously cushioned footbed, and a reinforced rubber heel and toe for traction and durability. Suede shaft. Soft acrylic fur lining. Cushioned insole. Padded tongue. Rubber toe cap and heel. Adjustable fold-down collar. I love my new boots.

Check it all out at Lugz on Facebook!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Selina Naturally

Since the company’s founding in 1976, Celtic Sea Salt has grown into a national and worldwide brand that has been recommended for its unique health benefits by hundreds of physicians and nutritionists and for its unique taste by a great many leading chefs. Today, Selina Delangre, other members of the Delangre family, and their dedicated employees support several salt-harvesting communities around the world.
At each carefully chosen location, Selina Naturally has developed the best practices to obtain the highest quality natural sea salts the planet can offer. Sensitive to the uniqueness of each location, the company supports sustainable salt-farming methods.