Saturday, April 29, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



I saw this and thought it was so darn unique. If I still had rats I would so do this for them. How cool is that?

Friday, April 28, 2017

Freebie Friday!




Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

Samples of Tampons and Pads from U by Kotex
A coupon for 12 free cans of dog food from Smith's Grocery Store
A $5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Review: Target Baby Box

So imagine my surprise when a friend on FB posted that Target had a baby subscription box and this month's box was just $5. I looked at the products and figured I'd use most of them and what I didn't use I could give to my daughter for my grandson. But I ended up keeping all the samples because my daughter bought a box for herself and I'll actually use all the products in this box. Ha! Hey this stuff smells nice. I may or may not already have a bottle of baby lotion in my cabinet. Hey, it smells good. 



So what was in the box you may be asking? 

CeraVe® Baby Healing Ointment 
Raw Sugar Vanilla Bean + Sugar Natural Body Wash 
Baby Dove Rich Moisture Tip to Toe Wash 
Dapple Baby Laundry Detergent Strips 
Oilogic Slumber and Sleep Essential Oil 
10 count- Water Baby Wipes 
Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Sensitive Skin Lotion Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50 
UpSpring 100% Organic Coconut Oil Skin Lotion

And the best thing is the box was just $5 and free shipping. 

I've now tried a little of everything in this box and my favorite thing is the Raw Sugar Vanilla Bean body wash. it smells just like fresh vanilla beans. My least favorite thing was the coconut oil. It's the first time I'd ever tried any type of coconut oil products and I found this to be extremely oily. Go figure, right? It has oil right in the title of course it's going to be oily but I don't want my skin feeling oily and I wouldn't have put this on my baby because it's so oily. I never even used baby oil on her skin. 

So I think this box was well worth the money I paid for it. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Review: While They watch


Book Description

While They Watch is a sexy, new adult romance featuring an innocent former-musician struggling to find her place in the world after abandoning her dream of becoming a concert violinist. Fortunately, she meets a mysterious and dominating stranger who puts her back into the spotlight…but nothing could prepare her for his desired performance.

Warning: This novel is a taboo exploration of exhibitionism, light dominance, and the naughtiest of fantasies. The content may be too extreme/intense for some readers...


My Review

Morgan had been in college and a promising violinist. But something happened and she's no longer in college and now works at a cafe. She's supposed to be meeting a couple of her friends at a fetish clubs for a friends night out but they flake on her so she ends up there alone. Over walks Anthony to tell her in no uncertain terms that she doesn't belong there. I would have walked out at that point. I mean, what an ass. But she stays, has a drink and tries to do something nice. 

Next we meet Simone who is a Sadist and Dominant as well as the owner of the fetish club. In my opinion she's probably also a serial killer who just hasn't been caught yet. #CrazyBitch

I thought this story was good but the characters really lacked. I didn't like any of them and for different reasons. Anthony is big, egotistical and wealthy. He's used to getting what he wants but he lacked emotion in my opinion. Morgan is innocent, inexperienced and naive. She meets some domineering guy in a fetish club and just decides to do what he wants. There's naive and then there's dumb. Simone is the character I liked the least. She's sadistic, sarcastic and not in a good way and also scary as hell. You don't want to run into this woman in a dark alley. She might beat you with a whip just for looking at her the wrong way. 

I don't usually mind erotic romance. I don't mind fetish clubs or even BDSM in a story. When done right I think it's quite erotic. But even though the story could have been beyond great, the characters personalities took away from the feel of the story, at least for me. I don't think any Dom worth his salt would have pushed an innocent, inexperienced, naive girl he just met the way Anthony did and then acted like he really had no emotions about it afterwards. *Not that I would know from first hand experience* I've read enough of these types of books written by people who live the life style to know that it just didn't feel right. 

This book centers around a fetish club, exhibitionism, Dom/sub relationships and the relationship/romance between the couples. If this type of story makes you uncomfortable, then this is not the book for you.

I give this story 3 out of 5 stars.

Oh but we're not done. Not at all. You see, I saw this ebook being recommended for me on FB so I bought it because it sounded interesting. If it had just been the first book I reviewed I would have been fine with that but there were two bonus books after the first one. It was the second book in this ebook that really got a reaction from me. I almost didn't finish it and that hardly ever happens. The second book was Takeover, book one of a BDSM trilogy. You'll find out why I had such a hard time reading this one in my review below.


Takeover- Book 1 by Lana Grayson

Book Description

A reckless sacrifice to protect a family legacy...

Sarah
Kidnapped. Imprisoned. Ravished.

When tragedy stole my family, my father’s will mandated my future. I didn’t inherit Atwood Industries. I became the only one capable of protecting it.

Atwood Industries belongs only to a male heir, my heir. And my enemies—my own step-brothers—will stop at nothing to create a shared bloodline.

But they’ve made a mistake, and they’ll forever regret trying to control me.


Nicholas

Damned. Destroyed. Enthralled.

My family’s livelihood depended on acquiring the rival Atwood Industries and seizing the innocent woman bound within its terms of succession.

I never expected such a challenge from my step-sister.

I never thought I’d betray my own blood to protect her from the nightmare we began.

But if I don’t stop her, the woman I’m forbidden to love will sacrifice herself to tear apart my billion dollar empire...


My Review

Sarah lost her father and two brothers. Her mother marries someone she despises and now she has a step father and three step brothers who she finds out will do anything to get control of her father's company. And I do mean anything. Her step father tries nicely to buy the company from her at what he considers a good price but she won't hear of it. She produces her fathers will and lets them know that only a male heir can inherit her company. So until she has a bouncing baby boy, the company will stay in trust with her running it.

Her step father gives his sons an ultimatum...kidnap Sarah, rape her, impregnate her and keep her until she has a male heir of their blood line so they can then control the company through the child.

I think at this point you see my problem with this story. These brothers are legally her step brothers and their father is seriously sick, twisted and perverted as well as sadistic. Sarah is shown no mercy by any of them. She is beaten, raped and if the step father finds out her secret...she'll be killed. The brothers are grown men but they are scared of their father and so they go along with what he wants them to do but they also have their own agenda and try to get Sarah to see that they can all help each other without any of them getting killed.

There really wasn't any real redeeming qualities about any of these men and if she falls for them in the next two books *Which I won't be reading* then she's an even bigger dumbass than I thought she was. I would not call this a romance book or story. Once you bring rape into a relationship, it's not romance by any means of the imagination. Not only was the story line vile but it ended on a dreaded cliffhanger. So I didn't even get to see if Sarah got away, got revenge or got her mother away from that psycho. This story pissed me off, made me feel dirty for even reading it and made me want to fling my Kindle across the room. Of course I didn't but it took me a few days to calm down with enough of a level head to even be able to write a review for this.

I gave this story 1 out of 5 stars.



Deja Vu by Sosie Frost

Book Description

They say the future is uncertain...
But what happens if I have no past?


I don’t remember giving birth.
I don’t remember my name, my family, or where I come from.
I don’t remember…anything.

The only clue to my past rests in a bundle of blankets swaddled in my arms—a newborn baby girl.

With no leads and no family able to find me, the only way I can learn the truth is if I recover my lost memories myself. Fortunately, I have help.

Detective Shepard Novak, the gorgeous, blue-eyed police officer assigned to my case, is determined to uncover the mystery—and with it, my secrets. But as the days become weeks, the only memories I keep are the ones we’ve made together.

I shouldn’t feel the way I do for him, and I shouldn’t have let him get this close. But I can’t remember a life before him…and I’m not sure I want to search anymore.

Is it worth sacrificing my past for a chance at our future?


My Review

The last story in this ebook was the best and that's not saying much. Evie wakes up and discovers she was hit by an ice cream truck, had a baby and has amnesia. Detective Shepard Novak is the first on scene and he helps her try and find her family. After months of looking, no one comes forward for her and she only remembers fragments of memories.

It was a good story but it was so boring. Page after page of her playing with the baby, fretting the baby might have a cold, getting closer to Shepard and trying to remember the baby's father. It's only at the end of the book that we finally figure out who she is and why no one came looking for her. It was just boring, so damn boring.

I gave this story 3 out of 5 stars.


Have you ever read a book that really made you mad? 

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Recipe: Fajita Style Vegetable and Bean Burrito


You will need:

1/2 Onion
1/2 Bell Pepper
3 Mushrooms
Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Can Refried Beans
1 Can Black Beans
1 Envelope Fajita Seasoning Powder
1-2 Flour Tortillas
2 TBSP Olive Oil

What to do:

Heat the refried beans in a pan. Heat the black beans in another pan. Add olive oil to a saute pan and heat on low. Slice the onion and bell pepper into thin strips and add to saute pan, cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Slice mushrooms and add them to the onion, bell pepper mixture. Saute over medium heat for another 10 minutes. Add 3 TBSP of water to vegetables and 1 tsp. of Fajita Seasoning. Stir well and cook for 3 minutes. 

Heat your flour tortillas in a microwave for 15 seconds or until hot. Add your ingredients and roll into a burrito. Enjoy. 

I had this for dinner and again for lunch, it was so good. 


Monday, April 24, 2017

Happy Raturday!

*photo courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*photo courtesy of martymousehouse.com*


*photo courtesy of Rat Logic*

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week



The only things I'm afraid of are bee's, wasps, hornets ect.. and Ants. I can deal with ants but if I see a bee, I just freak out. I got over my fear of other bugs so it was interesting to see this video.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Freebie Friday!




Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

A Sample of Tetley Green Tea Immunity
I ordered a few things for my daughter's birthday and was sent the other two samples along with what I ordered. A sample of lotion and a sample of Acne Solution.
I also won the Keychain and fridge magnet in a fb contest

Did you receive any freebies or samples this week?

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Review: Target Beauty Box



So this month there were two Target Beauty Boxes available to get and I got both of them. Each month Target releases a new Target Beauty Box but supplies are limited and it's first come first serve until they run out. I posted a link to it on my blog when this one went live, I hope a few of you were able to get it. 

In the first one was...

La Roche-Posay Toleriane Purifying Foaming Cleanser – 0.5 oz
Sally Hansen Double-Duty Base & Top Coat – 0.45 oz
HASK Argan Oil Repairing Deep Conditioner – 1.57 oz
Dr Teals Lavender Foaming Bath – 3 oz
eb5 Facial Cleanser – 0.35 oz S
Rimmel Colour Precise White Eyeliner Colored liquid liner
Banana Boat Dry Balance SPF 30 – 1 oz

And in the second one was...

SheaMoisture Kukui Nut Facial Cream Cleanser + Face & Neck Cream – 5ml
Juice Organics Deluxe-Size Volumizing Shampoo & Conditioner – 1.2 oz each
Burt’s Bees White Tea Extract Facial Cleansing Towelettes – 10ct
Hello Extra Whitening Pure Mint Flouride Toothpaste – .85 oz
Yes To Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal Mud Mask – 1ct
ACURE Pore Clarifying Red Clay Scrub – 1 oz
Raw Sugar Lemon Sugar Body Wash – 2 oz

This month each box was only $7 which made the decision to get both of them much easier. It's worth it in my opinion to get a box of samples to try out for just $7 and these were great samples.

Have you tried this beauty box yet?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week


I know what you're thinking. Mary, it's a pan of vegetables. And you're right but look at those colors. Aren't they pretty? I was making stir fry vegetables and steamed rice for dinner and when I had all the vegetables in the pan, I stopped and thought, "Damn, that's a beautiful pan of vegetables." lol In case you're wondering it's, baby carrots, broccoli and purple cauliflower.