Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Favorite Picture of the Week

So this picture was taken right after we rescued Falcor. It should be noted that he doesn't tear pillows up anymore. 

When I came out of the bathroom, he was just sitting there like, "Yep, I tore the pillow up. What the hell you gonna do about it?" 


I bought 2 new pillows and thankfully he hasn't touched them. He will still chew on chews and any of my grandsons toys if they are left on the floor. And yes, that's an ax on the floor behind him. That's my "Just in case" someone comes through my door unexpectedly. I also have a machete. 

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review: Lucifer's Daughter by Eve Langlais

Book Description

It drives my dad nuts I'm such a goody two shoes, but the fact that I'm a virgin makes smoke pour from his ears. Literally. See, I'm determined to save myself for love, but daddy dear, more commonly known as Lucifer, just wants me to stop being an embarrassment. Maybe he'll get his wish because I met a hunk in my bar. We're talking serious sex on a stick--or so my sister Bambi likes to say. 

Could he be the one? 

He certainly melts my panties like marshmallows over the coals of Hell, but do I dare trust him? My last boyfriend thought he'd gain infamy by killing me. He's infamous all right. Dad had him mounted on the wall surrounding his palace, his version of modern art titled, 'Touch my baby girl and die'. Cute in a twisted way. But my love life isn't the only thing bothering me. 

There's someone threatening the denizens of Hell, and while my daddy says to not worry my pretty little head about it, I can't help but get drawn into the fight because whoever is behind the attacks keeps coming after me. Bring it. I'm not afraid to protect myself because being a princess of Hell means that sometimes I have to grab a demon by the horns and slap it around a bit. It's what keeps my ass looking great. 

Nothing in my life is ever simple, and I blame that on my dad, Lucifer. Assassination attempts, hellhounds, and a rebellion in Hell? A piece of cake compared to the turmoil in my heart. No one ever told me love would be the toughest battle of all.

My Review

Muriel is Satan's daughter but she's not as evil as one would expect her to be. She owns a bar called Nexus that is a safe haven for other supernatural beings and much to her father's dismay, she's still a virgin. Daddy dearest would like her to be more evil, commit a few more sins...something that he can be proud as much as Satan could be, but he loves her nonetheless. 

Muriel is saving herself for the one, that one special person that she falls in love with. She doesn't think she's ever going to find this person because really, who in their right mind is going to want Satan as a father in law?

Auric has a secret and so do his 2 friends. But when they walk into Muriel's bar, she wants to get to know him better. At first this guy and his friends seem like stalkers, they're showing up in places Muriel is at. But things aren't always as they seem or as we expect them to be. In this book, Heaven isn't all that great, hell isn't all that bad, god and satan are brothers and not many people make it to heaven. 

Things might be a little different from what we've come to expect but when they story is great, the characters have wonderful and sometimes funny interactions that's all that matters. If you'd like to read this one for yourself, you can find it here

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, June 27, 2016

Happy Raturday!

*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"I love my ratty blankets, they keep me warm." 

*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"Get your fat butt off me, can't breathe."

*Photo courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"Ah yeah, rattie massages are the best."

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Product Review: Hemp Hearts by Manitoba Harvest

Product Description

Great tasting Hemp Hearts have a slightly nutty taste, similar to a sunflower seed or pine nut
Simply sprinkle on salad, cereal, granola, oatmeal & yogurt, add to smoothies and recipes or eat straight from the package.

Contains more protein and omegas and less carbs than the same serving of Chia or Flax
Hemp Hearts are non-GMO project verified, Vegan, Whole 30, Kosher, Paleo, and made with 100% wind power.

Incredibly nutritious, raw, low carb, with 10g easy to digest plant-based protein and 10g omegas per 30g serving

My Review

I received a sample of this product courtesy of Swaggable. This is the first time that I've tried this product and it really wasn't to my liking. 

I love sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and nuts but I like them to be roasted and salted when I eat them. These re just shelled raw hemp hearts with nothing extra and really no flavor. They did taste a little like sunflower seeds if the sunflower seeds were softer, smaller and sweeter. I've tried pine nuts and they don't taste like pine nuts but they really didn't have much of a taste at all. I ate them straight from the package and I guess if I had used them in a muffin or roasted them and used them in a recipe they might have been better but they weren't good enough for me to bother. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: Universal Yums Subscription Box

Universal Yums is a monthly subscription box that sends you snacks from all over the world. A different place each month. This is my second month and this is the May 2016 box. (I write my posts about a month ahead of time so that's why this is posted this month. I always have about 30-40 blog posts scheduled at any time) 

There are two box sizes to choose from. The 6 or more snacks or 12 or more snacks. I chose the 6 or more snacks box.  For my box size, it's $13.00 a month. And they sent quite a bit in my box. The other box costs $25.00 a month. 

So I was sent 11 snacks in my box. Candies, Wafer cookies, Bread Sticks, Chocolate cream filled croissant and rose candy. This months box is from Greece. It was interesting to try the different snacks because I've never had any of these things. I'm going to share with you a few of the more interesting things I found. Some of my favorites and some that I didn't care for. 

The first thing I tried was the rose candies and they were not at all to my liking. I popped one in my mouth and started chewing and it stuck to my teeth something awful. I just wanted to spit it out but I couldn't get it off my teeth. It was like eating rose scented soap. Not good at all. 

Then I tried this chocolate wafer bar and it was so good. I always break things in half and share it with Ken and he liked it too. 

Later we tried this chocolate filled croissant. This to me was the best thing in this months box. I popped it in the microwave for a few seconds so the bread was warm and the chocolate filling was melted and it was so good. Ken didn't care for it so I ate his half too. lol But this was seriously the best thing I've had from these boxes so far. 

I'm looking forward to trying more boxes from Universal Yums and I think next months box is going to be US yums because they give you a hint on the back of the pamphlet. Have you tried a subscription box yet? This is a really good one to start with. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

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 samples like these at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.
Did you know you can sign up at Tomoson and get free products too. You can also sign up at these sites and get products at a great discount. No Kidding CouponsAMZ Review Trader, and Elite Deal Club.

This week I received:

A box from Smiley360 with the two Philosophy face creams.

I also received a sample of Advil and Lancome Beauty Sleep Perfector.

I also won a book, notepads and Basil seeds from a blog contest.

Did you get any freebies this week?

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Product Review: Set of 6 Packing Cubes Luggage Compression Pouches /Travel Organizers by Stay Dry

Product Description

With a stylish look, this packable go-anywhere pack is for super-minimalists who make every gram count. Ultra-light. Ultra-durable. Ultra-awesome. These bag assortments are perfect for day-to-day use or occasional travel. 

6 convenient bags in one kit. Must have on every trip. 

These bags are made from highly rip and water resistant polyester fabric, provides strong and long-lasting performance with minimal weight. 

KEEP THINGS ORGANIZED. 6 different sizes great for quick access. 

My Review

These packing cubes are very sturdy, very easy to open and close and hold quite a bit of stuff. They come in a set of 6 so the whole family can use them. Or one person can pick and choose which cubes they use while traveling. These packing cubes are cute, sizable and durable and hold items securely so they are easy to find in a suitcase, drawer, cabinet, dresser or larger bag for storage. Some are solid pink and some are see though mesh so you can see what's inside those. 

My husband does some traveling and he said that this is big enough to hold all of his medication bottles that he usually puts into zip lock baggies in his suitcase. These packing cubes would be great for storing any number of products as well as craft items and baby care items in a diaper bag. If you're planning on using these in a suitcase when flying, they are very lightweight which is great since you don't want anything to weight down your suitcase. If you'd like to buy a set, you can find them here

Disclosure: I was given this set of luggage cubes free in exchange for an honest review. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Favorite Picture of the Week

I was going to share a picture of Falcor but I couldn't pick just one, so today you have the Many faces of Falcor. And I'd like to wish my daughter a very Happy Birthday. Today she turns 25 years old. 

"Why would I open my eyes? You're still taking pictures with that bright flashy thing."

"I'm trying to sleep here. You woke me up from my 6th nap of the day."

"Good grief, put some clothes on!" 

"No, I really don't think that I'll be fetching that ball for you. You just throw it again and I'm over it." 

"No, I'm not gonna be your guinea pig and taste tonight's dinner surprise. I almost barfed up my kibble last time." 

Being a dog is so hard. Such a hard life he leads. lol 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Review: Scared of Spiders by Eve Langlais

Book Description

Bring on the bug spray, because to prevail, Josie’s going to have to face her greatest fear. Josie’s not a brave person, and she’s especially scared of spiders. Imagine her surprise when she finds herself attracted to not one, but two, larger than life men. Clint and Brandon both want the timid mouse who’s come to work for them—and their beasts are chafing to mark her—but when she can’t decide between them, there’s only one thing to do–share her. Before they can convince Josie that a threesome would benefit them all, they need to take care of the menace threatening their chosen mate. And when Josie confronts the bogeyman of her nightmares, she discovers an emotion stronger than fear—love.

My Review

This one hit home for me on so many different levels. The first being that Josie has been having horrible nightmares about spiders or a spider killing her in some way. Since I've had a problem with nightmares for over 30 years, this always seems like an interesting story line for me. 

I'm not afraid of spiders but I am very afraid of bee's so I can understand the phobia of something like that. I really liked Josie and the fact that she has not one but two hot shifters after her. As soon as they meet her they know she is their mate. At first they don't know how to react to the knowledge that they are both a mate to her and aren't sure what they are going to do about it but they soon figure out a plan, now if they can just make Josie see that it's a great plan. 

I thought it was a little far fetched that Josie didn't freak out when she finds out what they are but maybe it could happen that way, maybe. 

Clint and Brandon are yummy shifters, they work well together at getting what they want and in making sure that Josie gets what she the bedroom and out of it. I really liked them both and thought that both of their personalities went well with hers. 

There's some rogue wolves, a villain and a twist I didn't see coming. There's a secret that only one person knows about and the rest of the characters find out about in an interesting way. If you'd like to read this one, you can find it here

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Rat Logic*

*Picture courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"Get your butt outta my face!"

*Picture courtesy of Poppy's Mischief*

"We're still sleeping, you come back later."

*Picture courtesy of Lisa Koop*

"What are you staring at? Back off, human."