Thursday, June 21, 2018

Review: Smoldering Ashes (book 4) by Annie Anderson


Book Description

Kyle Brennan can't catch a break.
After centuries without a mate, he finally found his only to have her ripped away from him. But the woman who came back doesn't remember the first thing about him. Kyle doesn't know this woman, and he's not so sure he wants to.

Nicola Miller has a big problem.
She can't remember a single second of her life before she woke up in a hospital bed in Knoxville, Tennessee. Not just that, but she has a huge, hulking man in her hospital room claiming to be her husband - a man she obviously doesn't know. She's not sure how things could get any worse.

But the last shards of Nicola's life are about to be burned to the ground. Because someone has to pay for the sins of the past, and she's wearing the face of the woman who committed them.

It looks like the last of their luck has just run out.


My Review

So I picked this one up when it was a freebie but I didn't read the 3 books in the series before this one. The description on Amazon said it could be read as a standalone so I took a chance and it worked out fine as a standalone. 

Nicola wakes from a coma to find a huge man next to her that she finds out is her husband. She's scared because she doesn't remember anything but she knows the nurse isn't human but then she finds out that neither is she or Kyle, her husband. 

This book goes back and forth from past to present so you get a lot of information as to what happened to her and Kyle to bring them to this place. 

There are a lot of people mad at Nicola because of what she did before her coma but some understand what really happened and have forgiven her and are ready to give her a fresh start. She's not sure where she fits in with Kyle or his family and since they all seem to be in the same house as her and Kyle when he takes her home, things are tense. Things get said and she takes off but gets kidnapped. A lot is going on at that point and some revelations are brought to light and the book wraps up nicely after a few really tense pages. So even though I haven't read the rest of the series this was a good read and I didn't feel like I was missing a lot by starting where I did. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Review: DegustaBox Subscription Box- June

DegustaBox is a monthly subscription box filled with food and drink products. The price for the box is $19.99 a month.  

You do not get to pick any of the products you get, it's a surprise each month. But they say each box contains 10-15 items and each box is worth at least $30. I like trying boxes like this because they usually contain products that I've never tried or haven't seen before. 

What was in this month's box?

Tickle Water watermelon sparkling water. 
That's It fruit bar. 
Mutti Peeled Tomatoes. 
Walkers Shortbread. 
Goya Black Beans. 
Lundberg Family Farms Cinnamon Sugar chips. 
True Lemon. 
Goya The Perfect Seasoning. 
Zollipops. 
Goya Corn Tortillas. 

I really love the Goya products. Since trying them in these boxes, I've been buying them and it's a really good brand. I love black beans so I'm always happy to see those in the box as well as the tortillas. I used the Mutti Peeled Tomatoes right away and made chicken cacciatore and white rice. 

Ya'll it was so good. 

We ate or tried everything with the exception of the True Lemon because we've had that before and knew what it was like. It's good as a mix for water. Makes a good lemonade. It was a good box this month as I enjoyed everything in it. 

If you don't live in the US, they have a Great Britain Website.

If this box looks like something you'd like, you can use code MARYK-ACB and get your first box half off. That's a big box of food for only $10! and you can cancel anytime. So if you're interested, go to the DegustaBox site and sign up and don't forget to use my code to get your first box for just $10.

Have you tried any of these products?


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Review: Target Beauty Box- June

This month's Target Beauty Box was $7 and totally worth it in my opinion. 

Each month Target releases a new Target Beauty Box but supplies are limited and it's first come first serve until they run out. These boxes go fast so I try to grab one as soon as I see it being talked about on Twitter or fb.

What was in this month's box?

Eyelure Accents- Fake eye leashes. 
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Mascara. 
Sleek MakeUP Major Matte Lip Cream. 
Good Chemistry Fragrance Perfume. 
Garnier Micellar Water. 
Colgate Optic White Express White Toothpaste. 
Up&up Premium Cotton Rounds. 

As soon as I saw that they were offering a mascara in this box, I scooped it up because they can be expensive so this was a good deal.  That mascara is $8 all by itself if you go to buy it in the store, so like I said, a good deal. 

I've never used fake lashes before but I put them away for one day when I might want to try to put them on. Let's just hope that I don't glue my eyes shut. 

The matte lipstick is nice and a shade that I can wear. I already like the micellar water, I've used that before and it works good. The perfume was nice, a little goes a long way. Cotton rounds? Eh, they're cotton rounds. They works the same as all the others do. The Colgate toothpaste works well but I still like Crest the best.

Were you able to get this box?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Happy Raturday!

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Apartment Life #32



This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.

This is a hole on the outside wall of my apartment building. It's called the clean out and that's where plumber's go in to access the plumbing if they have to snake out a line. These clean outs are outside every apartment so the plumber can get to each apartment's plumbing line's if there's a backup and he has to use the snake to clear it. 

So now that you know what they are, I can tell you what has happened with them. The opening is small and right at the opening are the plumbing lines so there's no way for anyone to crawl in there. But when maintenance or the plumber doesn't replace the board that covers the hole and it's left open like this, sometimes stray cats in the area will crawl in there and start urinating in there right under our apartments. In the summer time the smell can get bad so when we see the covers off, we usually say something to maintenance so they will nail them back on.

This is how it's supposed to look with the boards up covering the hole. 

So a few months back when I saw it was off, I told the maintenance guy when I saw him in a vacant apartment. He said he'd get to it when he gets to it. 4 days went by before it was finally replaced. Now it might not seem like a big deal but twice in the 20 years that we've lived here, an older stay cat has wondered in there and died. And because it's impossible to crawl in there... the maintenance and the manager informed us that we would just have to deal with the smell until it went away which was months. Not even kidding. In the summer when the temperatures reach 117F, it just makes the smells coming from under the buildings even worst. So if I see the cover off of these holes, I say something. I would have nailed that board up my damn self if they had left it out there in the dirt. But no such luck. He finally put the board back up but that night I heard a cat meowing when I was in my bathroom. My daughter came over the next morning and she heard the cat meowing when she was in the bathroom too so Ken went out with a hammer and pried the board off so the cat could get out. If we had waited for the maintenance guy to do it, who knows how many days that would have taken. As soon as ken removed the board we stopped hearing the cat meowing, so I'm assuming it got out. I never saw it.

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review Target Beauty Box- May


In May there were two different boxes available. This one and a regular Target Beauty Box. *I know it's late but I was lazy and didn't write this post until this month. Better late than never. lol *

Each box was $7 and I liked what I saw so I bought 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. These boxes go fast so I try to grab one as soon as I see it being talked about on Twitter or fb. 



This is the Sonia Kashuk Box which is the first time I've seen it but I liked what was in it so I decided to give it a shot. 

What was in this month's box?

Makeup Beauty Blender
Angled Eye Shadow Brush
Blush Brush
Slanted Tweezers
3 Quick Dry Makeup Brush Wipes



Those two makeup brushes are outstanding. I didn't have an eye shadow brush exactly like this one so I was happy to get it. I have several pairs of tweezers but you never know when you'll need another and the beauty blender is a really good one. It's always nice to have another one of those around. I haven't used the brush wipes yet.


Target Beauty Box


This box was also $7 and there were quite a few products in it so I feel like it was a really good deal. 

What was in this box:

OGX Coconut Miracle Oil Dry Shampoo
Conair 3 piece Ponytailer
Soap & Glory The Scrub of Your Life Body Butter
Neutogena Ultra Sheer Lotion Sunscreen SPF 55
St. Ives Cleansing Stick
La Roche' Posay Lipikar Moisturizer
Free & Lovely by Bodycology Body Mist 


I'm really happy with everything. I was happy to get yet another dry shampoo. I now have 4 of them since I just gave my daughter 3 more. It seems the beauty boxes really like to have these in them and I've received a couple of them as free samples as well. They do work alright as long as you work it in vigorously. Someone told me to actually spray it in right before you go to sleep and all the moving around you do at night will work it in so you don't see a white powdery residue. That does help.

The body mist smells really good and I can always use more sunscreen.


I wanted to pay special attention to this because it's interesting. It's a stick cleanser. You twist the bottom and rub this across your face, then massage it in and rinse off. I just want to say that it smells so good! Not even kidding. The scent is so nice. It's easy to use and easily twists up from the bottom. It does cleanse really well and it made my skin feel really soft. It was a big hit with me. I love it.  That's one of the reasons I like these boxes. I would never have known about this if it hadn't come in this box and I would have missed out. I definitely recommend this product, it's my favorite from this box.

Did you order either of these boxes?

Friday, June 15, 2018

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 $5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap.
A coupon for a free 8 pack of sparkling water.

For anyone else that uses Crowdtap, they are finally back up after all their updates. It's been at least a couple of weeks since I was able to get a gift card from them and re-validate my account on their new system. Things are running a little slow for me but I was still able to get enough points to get a gift card.

Did you receive any freebies this week?


Thursday, June 14, 2018

Review: Bengal's Quest by Lora Leigh (book 30)


Book Description

He was a shadow, ever shifting and insinuating, able to blend in everywhere and anywhere. The elusive ideal conceived and created by the Genetics Council, he went by just as many names as he had identities—the last one being Gideon. 

Now calling himself Graeme, he hides in plain sight, terrifyingly close to his goal. A rogue Bengal Breed, he has loyalties to no one but himself. And he has a need for vengeance that surges hot and swift through his veins.

Graeme plans to exact an extreme and ruthless vendetta against those who wronged him—Breed and human alike. All will suffer his wrath: those who created him, those who pretended to love him, and those who betrayed him.

That includes the one at the center of it all: a seductive, enigmatic woman helpless against the man whose desire is just as desperate as his need to destroy.

And he’s on her scent…


My Review

I've been reading this series for years and each book has been so good but I always look forward to the next book in this series. 

Graeme was made in a lab. He was tortured and had to watch and listen as others around him were also tortured as they were experimented on. He's a Breed, a Bengal shifter and is as lethal as any shifter has ever been. Cat saved Graeme years ago by giving him some of her blood. But when they both escaped, they didn't have much to do with each other until now because she was a child and his mate.

Cat was born human but turned into a Breed when she was a child to save her from an illness. She's been hiding from those who want to kill her. She's had to take on a persona that was not her own in order to keep herself hidden but that is coming to an end.

If you haven't been reading this series then reading this book would be very confusing because of the different souls that remember their past and the differing names of the same people. The Breeds see Graeme as a monster or boogeyman because of what he is and what he's capable of doing. It was interesting to finally see Cat and Graeme come together and all the secrets to out and there were quite a few. 

I really like that this book tied together a lot of loose ends about Graeme and now I understand him more. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week

*Click picture to enlarge*

I went to take a picture of Falcor while we were out on a walk and right as I snapped the picture he did a little shake. So he looks goofy as hell. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: My Plan B by Shelley Munro


Book Description

Plan A sucks. Move over for plan B… 

Sports commentator and reporter, Megan Saxon, has it all. The perfect career and freedom to do anything she wants, but as the years creep by she realizes love, or at least male companionship, has thumbed its nose at her. With the help of her agent-friend, she hatches Plan B. A brief love affair with a younger man will cure all ills and help her plan for the future. 

The problem with plan B? Nothing, I repeat nothing, goes the way she plans, and she’s left gasping for breath, dodging reporters and suffering acute embarrassment. 

The. Worst. Blushing. Epidemic. Ever. 

Long-term widower and werewolf, Jacey Anderson, has moved to small country town Middlemarch to be near his grieving adult stepson, Henry, and to embrace the wide, open spaces with his wolf. He’s not expecting romance and especially with a public figure who attracts reporters like flies at a dung heap. His attraction to the sexy, sassy Megan has disaster written all over it, yet try telling that to his moonstruck wolf. 

Yes, this Plan B has potential calamity for both parties. A pity that neither of them has a lick of good sense when they’re in the same room, touching… Kissing… Caressing… 

Contains: werewolves, feline shifters, and creatures that howl at the night moon. There is also hot love, laughter and lots of teasing. 


My Review

While Jacey, his son and friend are out for a run in their animal forms, they stumble across a woman taking pictures. She didn't spot them but she got pictures of them. They don't know how but they know they have to get to her phone and delete the pictures. 

Megan gets sent to cover a piece in Middlemarch after getting replaced by a younger female in the space she had been reporting on. While there reporting on the Rugby teams, she meets Jacey and starts dating him not knowing he's a wolf shifter. 

After getting caught in their animal forms and getting caught on Megan's phone in the form of pictures, Jacey and his son know they have to delete the pictures but they aren't sure how to go about it. While Jacey is in Megan's room he and his wolf both end up wanting her. So the next day when he spots her and they end up having coffee together, Jacey takes the opportunity to talk to her and get to know her a little better. Later he wins a date with her through a raffle, that's when things really heat up. These two are seriously attracted to each other but Megan has no idea this guy is a wolf shifter. 

There was a huge twist towards the end of the book that I kinda saw coming but loved nonetheless. The secondary characters are just as great as Jacey and Megan and I really liked them. His whole family are a bunch of great people that made Megan feel at home, I really liked that about them.

I loved this book and think it added greatly to this series as a whole. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Raturday!

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*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Apartment Life #31

This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.

This week has been relatively quiet. This block wall is in my alley, I've showed it to you before. It separates my complex from the strip mall you can see through the wall on the other side. Over there is a K9 training center, Cal Ranch, liquor store, smoke shop and now a Mariana's Mexican supermarket. 

The opening you see in this block wall has been there the entire 20 years we've been here and that's how people around here walk to these stores. It's the fastest route. Mariana's just opened last week and they hired someone to fill in this opening and the ones further down the wall, blocking access to the strip mall unless you walk all the way around the block. Everyone around here knew that someone would eventually knock down the wall they put up and 3 nights ago they did. I told Ken as soon as he told me they were out there filling in the wall that the people around here would not stand for this and a lot of others said the same thing because people were mad when this access way was closed off. I don't know if they'll try and fill this hole in the wall back in but if they do, it'll just get knocked down again. 

On Thursday night my dog started barking because a couple of guys were running through our courtyard. Several minutes later the police helicopter was up shining their light on my street, Ken was looking out the bedroom window and they kept shining their bright light in our window but they left pretty quickly. Then a couple of hours later around 11pm, the police helicopter was shining their light in my courtyard and several police officers were standing in front of apartment #8. They stood out there for a couple of hours before Ken and I got too tired to wait and see what was going to happen. I don't know if they were waiting for a warrant or what. Friday morning I saw an envelope on their door. I still have no idea what that was about.

The saga continues...


So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, June 09, 2018

Favorite Video of the Week



I've been listening to this band for years and still love them. This is a good song but the video is flippin awesome. I hope you enjoy it too.

Friday, June 08, 2018

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:
The first picture was a PinchMe box. In it was...
Sweet and Spicy Skittles.
Whole Blends Shampoo and Conditioner.
Garnier Fructis Hair Mask.
A coupon for a free Slim Fast shake.

The second picture is a book I won in a blog contest over at The Reading Frenzy.

I love that Whole Blends shampoo and conditioner. I've received several samples and love them. My hubby and daughter tried those skittles and said they were really spicy, enough to burn their throat.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Review: Kenya Calling by Tori Knightwood


Book Description

Tragedy made her a shifter hunter. He would die to protect his family’s secrets. When business brings them together in Africa, sparks and claws will fly.

Ryenne Cavanagh is a kick-ass shifter hunter in a world where most shifters are law-abiding, but rogues like to make trouble. Successful in a male-dominated field, Ryenne doesn't take shit from anyone. Especially not from shifters.

When a rich Kenyan businessman hires Ryenne to protect him and his entire village from a rogue leopard shifter, she soon finds herself the target of the most cunning rogue she's ever faced. Worse still, her new client forces her into competition against a sexy French shifter hunter with a dangerous secret. She needs to solve the case first or lose her fee. Despite their rivalry, the French hottie is breaking down the protective walls built around her heart since she lost her brother and father.

Will she uncover the identity of the rogue first or lose her heart along with her fee? More importantly, will she bring the rogue to justice before she becomes his next victim?

The Shifter Hunters Ltd. trilogy is filled with action, adventure, and steamy love scenes. It is intended for readers aged 18 and up. Kenya Calling does NOT end with a cliffhanger but is only the first part of the story.


My Review

This book is a novella, the print length being 147 pages. So if you're in the mood for a quick read this is a good pick. This is book 1 in a 3 book series. 

It's Ryenne's job to track down and stop rogue shifters and stop them before they kill innocent humans or turn them into shifters. Ryenne and her partner get hired by a businessman in Africa who gives them half their fee to find the rogue shifter that he thinks wants him dead. Ryenne is the one to travel to Africa and deal with the rogue shifter but he or she is harder to find than Ryenne first thought they would be.  

Along with Ryenne and her partner being hired, the businessman also hired another hunter and whoever finds the rogue shifter will get the second half of the payment. Of course she's not happy about this little twist of plans but she agree's because she thinks she can find the shifter before the other guy does. 

Lucian is the other hunter that is hired and even as he's there to do a job, he finds himself attracted to Ryenne. He has a few secrets that are shocking to Ryenne when they come to light but she still has the hots for him. 

There is a slow building romance. I call it slow building even though they jump each other's bones pretty quick but they don't really know much about each other. But as Ryenne and Lucian get to know one another and find out who the rogue is, they face a lot of danger and it brings them closer together. 

I loved the twist that came towards the end of this book. I kinda saw it coming but it was still a good one and just when I thought I had this story figured out, another twist is thrown at us and it's a good one!

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week


My brother and his wife bought a house in Northern Nevada and when they started hiking around their property my brother spotted a few interesting rocks and brought them to me because he knows how much I like this kind of thing. Top left is Mica, top right is quartz, bottom left I'm not really sure what that blue stone is yet (if you do, let me know) and bottom right is quartz. 

And then my brother gave me this big rock with a bunch of quartz in it. It's hard to get a good picture to show you just how many quartz crystals are in this but it's a bunch. 

There are a couple of big quartz crystals and many smaller ones. I added them to my collection of interesting rocks.

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Review: When An Alpha Purrs by Eve Langlais


Book Description

A lion’s pride isn’t defined only by those he commands but also resides with his hair, so when a human dares to butcher Arik’s mane, he gets his revenge—and claims her as his mate. 

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.

But her biggest mistake is in running from him.

Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.

Oh, and he also likes to nibble on tender bits. What he doesn’t expect is to fall for a human woman, a woman who can make the impossible happen because everyone knows lions can’t purr…until now.


My Review 

Arik goes to his usual barber for a trim, only to find out the man isn't there. That's when he starts talking with the barber's granddaughter and the sparks start flying. These two start trading sarcastic remarks and everything is fun and games until Kira chops off a part of Arik's hair. He's a bit vain about his hair (mane) because he's a lion shifter and his mane is a part of him. It's only after his friends make fun of him that he goes after Kira to make her pay for what she's done. 

Kira has a past that she's running from, an abusive ex boyfriend. When the ex finds her and leaves her a message, she figures she's gonna have to pack up and move on again. That is until Arik finds out about the trouble she's having and takes it upon himself to protect her. 

These two got along like oil and water right from the very beginning. I love how they are so sarcastic and funny with one another. Their conversations has me laughing too many times throughout this book. This author does know how to insert humor into her books and Kira's smart mouth, sarcastic quips and comebacks really had me smiling. 

It's fun watching a character in a shifter book find out about shifters because you never know how they're gonna react. There was a great twist in this book about Kira's ex and I do love a good twist. The ex is creepy as hell and his story line in regards to Kira was great. Having an ex stalk you across the country and find you isn't going to be pleasant but this guy took things to another level of sleezy. 

I loved Arik. He's smooth, funny, arrogant and so alpha. But he has a big heart and when he realizes that Kira was in trouble, nothing was going to prevent him from helping her. I really liked that about him. The other character I liked was Arik's mother. She's a total bitch to Kira but I understood why and I think she's gonna be a real interesting character in this series. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series now. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, June 04, 2018

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*


*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked*

Sunday, June 03, 2018

Apartment Life #30

This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.

So it's official, my camera takes shitty pictures at night. But if you click on the pictures you should be able to make out the police cars in these two pictures. 

So a couple of weeks ago the police showed up at 10pm. Ken is always looking out the bedroom window to see if anything is going on, on our street and so many times there is. At least this time it was for the apartment complex across the street and not my complex. 

Turns out that two people got into a fight and the female started throwing furniture outside in the courtyard. Then she started throwing her boyfriends clothes and electronics outside and when she broke something (I don't know what) he got really mad and broke out the two living room windows. Someone called the police, no one was taken to jail but we saw the male get into a car when someone came to pick him up and he took several large trash bags filled with his belongings with him. 

We found all this out because the neighbors love to talk and two of them came across the street where we were standing and told us what they saw. 

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

Favorite Video of the Week



I don't know if you guys listen to much Marilyn Manson but I love his music videos because they're always so weird! I actually like some of his music too and I must have watched this video at least half a dozen times when it first came out trying to figure out what the heck was going on.

Friday, June 01, 2018

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:

Nothing, nada, zip, zilch

It was a very slow freebie week for me. I signed up for a few but most free samples take 6-8 weeks to receive them so no freebies this week.

But my daughter went to a park near where she works and took a couple of pictures that I really liked. So I'll share them with you.

Ducks!

There were a lot of ducks at this park.