Friday, January 31, 2014

The Dream Dress

The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

About The Book:
A seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential presence. Convinced she'll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement - especially from her friend Bella Neeley - to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well. Could it be that she'll have to design her own wedding dress soon?

My Thoughts:
This is a great book to read in February to get in the mood for love. Who doesn't love weddings, and romance, and dreams coming true! A really great read!

About The Author:
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect and The Icing on the Cake. She lives in Texas. Visit for more information.

Buy this book at The Dream Dress on Amazon. Book releases Feb. 18th.

Baggage Claim - Valentine's Day Gift Guide #Giveaway

Paula Patton leads a hilarious cast in this first-class comedy that’ll keep you laughing and make your heart soar! Flight attendant Montana Moore (Patton) is smart, sexy and sick of being single. She’s determined to get engaged before her younger sister’s wedding, leaving just 30 days to make her connection. Fortunately, her co-worker crew has cooked up a high-flying scheme for Montana to “accidentally” bump into all her ex-boyfriends, leading to hilarious encounters as she attempts to land the perfect guy!

Blu-Ray & DVD Special Features:
Behind the scenes with the Director with optional commentary by David E. Talbert
Promotional Featurettes:
Fly Girl, Wing Men, The Story, Interview with the cast
Audio Commentary with David E. Talbert
Theatrical Trailer

Release Dates Available on Blu-ray and DVD February 4th.

Health Insurance

Health insurance is protection against medical costs – in today’s world of rising health care costs; health insurance has become a must-have for individuals and families alike. A health insurance policy is a contract between an insurer and an individual or group, in which the insurer agrees to provide specified health insurance at an agreed- upon price (the premium). Depending on your policy, your premium may be payable either in a lump sum or in installments. I got my NC health insurance quotes, and you should too.

Yamaha Guitar Cases

The Yamaha hard shell guitar case is designed to protect your dreadnought-style acoustic guitar. Of course, it's also worth mentioning that they also fit a wide range of other acoustic guitars - making it an excellent fit for instruments you may have had trouble finding a case for. You can get your Yamaha guitar case at Musicians Friend, where you will find a variety or music related products!

Taylor Guitars

Outstanding playability, flawless craftsmanship, and stunning aesthetics are just a few of the reasons that many of today’s leading musicians make Taylor their guitar of choice. The company’s artist roster numbers in the thousands, and includes the likes of Dave Matthews, Taylor Swift, Prince, Jason Mraz, and Zac Brown, among many others. Want to get your own? Then check out the Taylor guitars at Guitar Center.

The Care-A-Thon Games - Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Care Bears: The Care-a-Thon Games
Get ready for the Winter Olympics with the young athletes in your life when Care Bears: The Care-a-thon Games arrives on DVD, Digital HD, Video on Demand and Pay-Per-View February 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Join your favorite Care Bears friends celebrating sportsmanship, friendship and courage in four delightful episodes from the new CGI-animated series “Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-lot,” currently airing on The Hub.

Join the Care Bears Care-a-thon Games! After a surprise win at the Bearathon, Funshine Bear gets overly competitive with his friends, and Grumpy Bear and Cheer Bear pair up for the Belly Badge Treasure Hunt with disastrous results! Wonderheart Bear helps a friend find her courage during a loud Crackle Storm. And when Grumpy finds himself in a sticky situation, the bears pitch in to get him un-stuck! Get your game face on and join the Care Bears in these fun, sports-themed adventures from Care-a-lot.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Steve Jordan Snare

Steve Jordan is well known as a multi-instrumentalist, musical director, producer and a writer of exceptional quality. His most recent projects involve performing with the John Mayer Trio and Sonny Rollins, while in the past he has collaborated with countless super stars including Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, Stevie Nicks, Luther Vandross, Neil Young, Sheryl Crow, B.B. King, Bob Dylan, James Taylor and David Sanborn. Wouldn’t it be cool to own a Steve Jordan snare? I think so!

Music Lessons

Nothing beats Guitar Center Studios in Katy for beginner-to-advanced instruction teaching world-class curriculum for guitar lessons, bass lessons, keyboard lessons, drum lessons and singing lessons. Music lessons in Katy are available in 30- and 60-minute sessions and feature flexible scheduling to allow you to learn on your own time, whenever it’s easiest for you. In addition to individual lessons, they also offer group lessons and our Rock Show program. Rock Show places you in a band assembled of musicians at similar skill levels. How fun is that?

Choosing the Ultimate Unique Gift for That Special Person

Choosing the perfect gift isn’t always easy, especially if what your friend or loved one likes best is beyond your knowledge or understanding. How do you go about choosing the newest in high-tech gadgetry if you are content with a flip phone that doesn’t connect to the Internet? If your idea of high fashion is a plaid shirt and work jeans, what kind of education do you need to pick out the perfect pair of pumps for your shoe-loving girlfriend? Even worse, by what process do you choose gifts for those with whom you have only a casual relationship, such as work colleagues or employees? Fortunately, there are some shortcuts available in selecting lovely gifts that will be appreciated by the receivers. One-of-a-kind unique gifts found at such places as Mimis Muses and elsewhere in shops and online stores give you the opportunity to delight someone with your thoughtfulness and sincerity.

When in Real Doubt, Find Something Useful
People use stuff every day. You use dishes and clothing and vehicles and writing utensils. You use paper and furniture and the television and your smartphone. If you’re stuck for a gift idea, start brainstorming useful things the gift giver is likely to use. Is he always carrying a coffee mug around the office? Does she end up using old envelopes, receipts, and magazine subscription inserts as emergency bookmarks? Identifying some need for a useful item might seem like a cop-out gift-finding method, but if you don’t know the receiver that well, useful items satisfy both the need for a gift as well as something the receiver will likely be able to use. If the person for whom you are shopping keeps going on and on about how much they wish they had a certain widget or thingamabob, take note. That’s a good clue. Though it may seem impersonal, gift cards to favorite stores are usually very welcomed; now the receiver can buy whatever useful thing they like best!

Unique, Artistic, and Personalized Gifts
If you know the receiver on a more intimate basis but still have difficulty navigating the complex subject of their ultimate passion, you can almost never go wrong with something beautiful and unique. Beauty, of course, is relative, so you must also consider what a particular personality would find beautiful. Personalizing such a purchase, if it is possible, reflects the thought which has gone into its selection. Muse over shared memories, in-jokes, dreams, or plans you have with the receiver. Even utilitarian items can be personalized, and this is an especially clever idea if your purpose is to have the receiver think of you each time they pull out or use the gift. There are literally thousands of options available to you, as just about anything you can imagine is available from any place all over the world. Start by browsing sites such as Mimis Musings and others to get into the mindset of locating the gift that will make the receiver’s heart melt. Pretty soon, your creative juices will start flowing and something you see will spark the perfect idea. Your next problem will be to find the perfect wrapping, but that’s a subject for another time.

Saint Patrick's Day Tees

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.
So you are looking for a great Saint Patrick's Day tee, huh? Well, I know a place that has leprechaun and Irish tees covered!!
I got the cute shirt above! I am so excited for it to be St. Patty's Day! Yay! Here are some more shirts I love:
Check it all out at Crazy Dog Tees on Facebook, as well as Crazy Dog Tees on Twitter.
 I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Stitch Set - Wrister Kit

Stitch Set brings you a fun knitting project, and everything needed to complete it, every month. I got the Wrister Kit. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of items that came in the box! So much fun!
My kit included:
Practice Yarn
Knitting Tools
And it all came in a really nice bag to keep everything together! I am definitely not a knitter, but this was so much fun to try, and I had to have my niece help me, but it was fun!

Wings - Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Proving some planes are made to be extraordinary, the delightful animated adventure Wings arrives on DVD (plus Digital UltraViolet), Video On Demand and Pay-Per-View February 4th from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Awarded the DOVE Seal of Approval, this “wonderful family film that all ages can enjoy” (The Dove Foundation) about a plane that dreams of flying high features the all-star voice talent of Josh Duhamel (Safe Haven), Hilary Duff (A Cinderella Story), Rob Schneider (Grown Ups), Jesse McCartney (Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) and Tom Skerritt (Top Gun). With music by Jesse McCartney, the Wings DVD includes a behind-the-scenes featurette and a sneak peek of award-winning shorts from Miniscule.

A few weeks before a big airshow competition, Ace, a young aircraft fighter gets his acceptance letter to take part in the prestigious competition. Determined to be the next champion, he ventures out to find and train with Colonel, a legendary retired aircraft fighter. But lurking in the wings of the flight training camp is another competitor, Cyclone, who will stop at nothing to win the title for himself. On the day of the big competition Ace and Cyclone compete, leaving only one brave aircraft fighter not only the champion, but also a hero.

Such a great movie! Callan loved it! We have watched it three nights in a row, heh heh!


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Dpcted Apparel

Depicted (adj. – past participle of depict) 1. To characterize in words; describe.

Drop the "e" - Drop the "i" - And what you’re left with is the version of a word that describes the unique demographic who are looking for an awesome line of apparel to rep their awesome style. Dpcted Apparel is the line of clothing (and beyond!) which does just that. Whether it's a beard growing a beard, a chubby cuddle buddy ready for action, or a pierced and tattooed maniac, Dpcted cheers on the bad ass individuals that occupy our realm. The very people who wear Dpcted also engage and contribute to the design process. Through their perception, Dpcted delivers a bold and direct style that provokes a reaction....preferably a Chubby Belly Laugh!
I love all the tees, and laughed when browsing through them. Ultimately I picked one that is totally me! Chubby, Inked, and Awesome! Yeah, baby!

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

Red's All Natural For Game Day

With the Super Bowl around the corner, planning a food spread for a party can be tricky. How about joining the health-conscious movement in trying Red’s All Natural frozen quesadillas? Red’s All Natural products have some of the “cleanest” labels you can find - which is very unusual in the frozen food aisle - and still taste ridiculously good. All Red’s products are 100% all-natural, preservative-free and made with antibiotic and hormone-free meat and rBGH-free cheese. Red’s also only uses authentic tortillas made from the simplest ingredients.
They are just big enough to hold together all the goodness inside without overwhelming the delicate quesadilla balance. Red’s Quesadillas are sold locally and come in 3 flavors: pulled pork, buffalo chicken and steak. Before he was Red’s All Natural’s founder and CEO, Mike Adair was enjoying a homemade burrito created by his wife, Paige, when he realized it was a meal so perfect and delicious it just had to be shared. With the approval of their trusty dog, Red, Mike launched Red’s All Natural using Paige’s original recipes.

Check it all out at Red's All Natural on Facebook.

Not Human Clothing

Established in January 2010, Not Human Apparel is one of the most trendy ideas to come out of the Air Capital of the World, Wichita, KS. Referred to as the Not Human Space Kidz, the founders Tevin Jacques, Cory Barnes, and Rashida Rogers ventured out to make the most out-of-this-world form of fashion that earth had ever seen. Defined as being so abstract in the way you express yourself that you are not even a human being anymore, Not Human Clothing is all about offering quality clothing and unique streetwear apparel in a variety of styles, colors, fabrics and customizations for all ages while bringing fresh designs to store fronts with the idea of leaving minds blown as soon as someone lays their eyes on the merchandise.
Not Human uses designers with innovative minds that can consistently produce attractive and fresh designs no matter how big the company becomes. So far, they have expanded by focusing on great customer service and offering quality clothing and with these goals in mind, it won't take long to see why Not Human clothing is more than just another clothing brand on the market. Once customers wear their Not Human clothing for the first time, they will quickly realize that it’s more than a brand, it’s a form of expression. I got the above tee, and I really love it! It is so comfy, and the graphics are amazing and the colors really pop. Love it!

Check it all out at Not Human on Facebook, as well as Not Human on Twitter.

PawPurity #PetCare2020

PawPurity is the result of many years of working to make the lives of pets and their owners better, safer, healthier, and easier.  PawPuri...