Sunday, March 31, 2019

Glory Road

Glory Road by Lauren Denton

About The Book: 
The only thing certain is change - even in a place as steady as Perry, Alabama, on a street as old as Glory Road. Nearly a decade after her husband’s affair drove her back home to South Alabama, Jessie McBride has the stable life she wants - operating her garden shop, Twig, next door to her house on Glory Road, and keeping up with her teenage daughter and spunky mother. But the unexpected arrival of two men makes Jessie question whether she’s really happy with the status quo. When handsome, wealthy businessman Sumner Tate asks her to arrange flowers for his daughter’s lavish wedding, Jessie finds herself drawn to his continued attention. Then Ben Bradley, her lingering what-could-have-been from high school, moves back to the red dirt road, and she feels her heart pulled in directions she never expected. Meanwhile, Jessie’s fourteen-year-old daughter, Evan, is approaching the start of high school and navigating a new world of emotions - particularly as they relate to the cute new guy who’s moved in just down the road. At the same time, Jessie’s mother, Gus, is suffering increasingly frequent memory lapses and faces a frightening, uncertain future. In one summer, everything will change. But for these three strong Southern women, the roots they’ve planted on Glory Road will give life to the adventures waiting just around the curve.

About The Author:
Lauren Denton is the author of USA Today bestselling novels The Hideaway and Hurricane Season. She was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama, and now lives with her husband and two daughters in Homewood, just outside Birmingham. Though her husband tries valiantly to turn her into a mountain girl, she’d still rather be at the beach.

My Thoughts:
This is a great read to leap into for the spring. New beginnings and such! The women are such great characters, and it is a great generational story as well, with Gus aging, and Evan coming of age, and Jessie being the main stay of it all. I loved it.
 

Saturday, March 30, 2019

B.Nutty Gourmet Peanut Butter

We got some yummy flavors of B.Nutty Gourmet Peanut Butter! Blissful Blueberries! A nice twist and yummy on pancakes and different things other than toast!
And Irresistible Pretzel, which I have to say is my new fave, especially on an English muffin.
And Totally Toffee, which is a real treat! I could eat it out of the jar!!!
Check it all out at B.Nutty on Facebook, as well as B.Nutty on Twitter.
 

Friday, March 29, 2019

The Chiller Pack - A Summer Essential

Chill.Systems has launched a line of summer essentials that everyone could use! Last year they completely reinvented the portable cooler with the Chiller. It’s a football-sized beverage refrigerator that can go anywhere and it does it all without ice! This year Chill.Systems is back with two super cool additions. Designed to further enhance the cooling power of the Chiller, the Chiller’s Pack and the Chiller’s Tote perfectly insulate the original Chiller and extend its freeze duration up to 24 hours. Plus the Chiller’s Pack doubles as a hydration bag, making it great for long hiking trips, music festivals and much more. 
The Chiller’s Pack – Carries 6 beers or 3 wine bottles plus the Chiller inside. The Chiller’s Tote – Carries 12 beers or 4 bottles of wine in addition to your Chiller. Comes with wine glass holders, a picnic blanket sleeve, space for a laptop or tablet and plenty of room for snacks. Both bags work seamlessly with the Chiller or as standalone items and come with an available hydration bladder, stainless steel wine cups, beer/wine openers, and koozies. 

Check it all out at the Chill Systems on Facebook, as well as Chill Systems on Twitter.
 

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Monday, March 25, 2019

#JourneysForSpring Giveaway & Deals

 
 Monday, March 25th at 12:00 AM ET to Friday, March 29th at 11:59 PM ET.
Ten (10) winners will receive a $50 Journeys gift card. Users enter the giveaway by heading to the Journeys page on Savings.com and submitting their email address on the form at the top of the page. The winners will be chosen through a lottery drawing and notified on Monday (4/1) via the email address they used to enter.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Controlling Pests Without Sacrificing Your Family's Health

No one wants an infestation of creepy crawly bugs in their home or yard. In some states, treating the problem can mean a year-round pest control service. Treatment inside and out is applied at regular intervals to keep the bugs at bay. While some insects are poisonous and destructive to homes, gardens and landscape, other insects can are just downright unsightly. When choosing how to treat your bug problem, you may be wondering if all the chemicals are safe. What should you know about conventional pesticides and is there any alternative?

1. Pesticides May Contaminate Ground Water
Chemicals used to control bugs often contain ingredients that may be dangerous to humans and animals. Over time these chemicals may seep into the ground and eventually contaminate the water that ultimately makes its way into the home either for drinking or through the food. There are alternative treatments that have been developed of late with claims of being a child safe pesticide. If you're worried about the effects of traditional sprays, try one of these safer and more natural remedies.

2. Pesticides May Kill Helpful Species
When a treatment is applied, it is intended to target anything it touches. The chemicals used coat grass, spider webs and bugs themselves. Since bugs often eat each other, the spray finds its way all over a predetermined area. The downside is even the good bugs get caught in the crossfire. Species that keep harmful bacteria and larva at bay may wind up being victims thus destroying the natural cycle.

3. Chemicals Don't Always Work
Some pests have become resistant to chemical treatments. They have evolved and have built up an immunity. These bugs are usually the ones you don't want around. Thus, harsher chemicals may do more damage than good. Natural treatments may still work on these pesky creatures.
When controlling the bug population in and around your home, all treatments are not created equal. Do your research to find a company that uses chemicals that advocate for a more natural bug control method.

Monday, March 18, 2019

#CourtingMrEmerson Book Review

Courting Mr. Emerson by Melody Carlson

About The Book:
When the fun-loving and spontaneous artist Willow West meets buttoned-up, retired English teacher George Emerson, it's not exactly love at first sight. Though she does find the obsessive-compulsive man intriguing. Making it her mission to get him to loosen up and embrace life, she embarks on what seems like a lost cause - and finds herself falling for him in the process. A confirmed bachelor, George vacillates between irritation and attraction whenever Willow is around - which to him seems like all too often. He's not interested in expanding his horizons or making new friends; it just hurts too much when you lose them. But as the summer progresses, George feels his defenses crumbling. The question is, will his change of heart be too late for Willow? With her signature heart and touches of humor, fan favorite Melody Carlson pens a story of two delightfully eccentric characters who get a second chance at life and love.

About The Author:
Melody Carlson is the award-winning author of over 200 books with sales of more than 7 million, including many bestselling Christmas novellas, young adult titles, and contemporary romances. She received a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award in the inspirational market for her many books, including Finding Alice. She and her husband live in central Oregon.

My Thoughts:
I enjoy Melody Carlson books. And this one is another great one. Willow is a great character, but I think the professor takes the cake in this one! He is a bit quirky, and I like that! A good read. The kind you do not want to put down because you want to find out what happens next! Love that!

 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Just The Cheese

Just The Cheese is more than just a name, it’s a declaration. They take fresh Wisconsin cheese, bake it in the oven, and that’s it! Satisfy your cravings and eat healthy while you do it; these snack bars are perfect for low-carb, Keto, gluten-free and other great diets.
Just The Cheese is a low-carb, high-protein snack that tastes exactly like your favorite cheese, but comes with a crunch!

Check it all out at Just The Cheese on Facebook.
 

Monday, March 4, 2019

#AlmostHome Book Review

Almost Home by Valerie Fraser Luesse

About The Book:
With America's entrance into the Second World War, the town of Blackberry Springs, Alabama, has exploded virtually overnight. Workers from all over are coming south for jobs in Uncle Sam's munitions plants - and they're bringing their pasts with them, right into Dolly Chandler's grand but fading family home turned boardinghouse. An estranged young couple from the Midwest, unemployed professors from Chicago, a widower from Mississippi, a shattered young veteran struggling to heal from the war - they're all hoping Dolly's house will help them find their way back to the lives they left behind. But the house has a past of its own. When tragedy strikes, Dolly's only hope will be the circle of friends under her roof and their ability to discover the truth about what happened to a young bride who lived there a century before.

About The Author:
Valerie Fraser Luesse is the bestselling author of Missing Isaac and is an award-winning magazine writer best known for her feature stories and essays in Southern Living, where she is currently a senior travel editor. Specializing in stories about unique pockets of Southern culture, Luesse has published major pieces on the Gulf Coast, the Mississippi Delta, Louisiana's Acadian Prairie, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Her editorial section on Hurricane Katrina recovery in Mississippi and Louisiana won the 2009 Writer of the Year award from the Southeast Tourism Society. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

My Thoughts:
I could not put this book down. This was the perfect book to come home to after a days work. A book to relax in to. I looked forward to coming home everyday and having my reading time, so I could get more and more into this story and the characters! I loved Dolly. She was great, and her husband Si was a hoot! I believe there could be more to these people, more to their stories - spin-offs? Sequels? I would read more, for sure! A great book!

 

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Enclosed - Lingerie Gifts

Lingerie is the perfect, simple, indulgent gift to give to any woman for any occasion from an anniversary to a break-up. Lingerie offers the femininity, delicacy and beauty of flowers without the wilting. In the past, giving lingerie that would both delight the woman and actually fit her, was challenging. The gents have an utterly-understandable reluctance to walk into frilly pink underwear boutiques. Moreover, the gift-giver wants to give something that balances tantalizing with tastefulness so she feels sensual, not trashy. Whether you are a man who wants to show his wife of nine years that she is still the most beautiful woman in the world, a lesbian buying something special for her fiancé, or a friend looking for a memorable birthday present, Enclosed gives you a simple way to delight the woman in your life. Decadent - and fit always 100% guaranteed - they provide gifts that are sensual, intimate, and unforgettable.

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

Saturday, March 2, 2019

CleverMade SnapBasket Luxe Tote

Eco-Baskets from CleverMade will soon be available in Walmart and Target Stores! Bringing your own bag on your next shopping trip makes it so convenient and easy. You might notice the stores you normally shop at are phasing out free plastic bags to carry your goods out of the store. As retail becomes more committed to sustainable business practices, it’s time to get socially conscious in 2019 and start using more eco-friendly products for shopping trips. From the company that brings you smarter products for easier living, CleverMade has a range of Collapsible Totes that are sturdy, stylish, convenient, and friendly on the environment. These genius products are always available at CleverMade.com but starting in April, you can pick up the Eco-Basket at select Walmart stores or grab the stylish navy striped SnapBasket Luxe Tote available at most Target Stores.
Transport 25 pounds of your favorite goods, groceries, and gear then collapse it flat to less than 1.5 inches to store in your trunk or home with ease! With versatility in mind, CleverMade Totes open and close hassle free with built-in patented SnapHinge technology. Unlike reusable bags of similar design, these totes are structured to be flop-free, meaning your life isn’t about to spill over in a time-consuming mess. Not only are the CleverMade totes perfect for shopping they are great for everyday use, from the office to the gym and any errand in between.
SnapBasket Luxe Tote:
· Chic, stylish and sturdy on-the-go tote
· SnapBasket Luxe is a collapsible yet durable, fully folding, carry-all, perfect for anyone on the go
· Great for toting your belongings to work, your gear to yoga class or everyday errands
· Heavy-duty canvas tote with vegan leather handles hauls up to 30 pounds
· Simply snap open and load up the SnapBasket Luxe for easy toting
· Folds down flat to less than 1.5" and stores neatly with the built-in WrapStrap

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

Friday, March 1, 2019

Get Organized This Spring With Mindspace

Better home organization is a common new year’s goal, but it can be overwhelming tackling items in room after room. Do you ever wish a new year could mean a new home? Before you make any rash moving plans, let Mindspace be your one-stop shop to organize your office, kitchen, and closets with their varieties of cutlery trays, utensil caddies, and a variety of organizers from office supplies to shoes. Start in the office with the Office Desk Organizer. It contains six compartments and includes a pull-out drawer to store those smaller items cluttering up a desk. This organizer is sturdy, made with mesh metal, but lightweight enough to move anywhere you need it.
With 24 oversized pockets, the Over Door Shoe Organizer has more versatility than organizing just footwear. Use it to hold toys, accessories or cleaning supplies in any room of your home. In the kitchen, Mindspace’s Condiment Utensil Caddy is just as versatile. Use it to hold your condiments, seasonings, kitchen supplies, or gadgets. Its lightweight steel construction and sleek mesh design look great on any table or countertop and it’s just as easy to move where needed.
Unlike some forms of organization that come in a box with instructions to put together. Mindspace eliminates this stress with no assembly required for their products.

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

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