Monday, March 08, 2021

Happy Raturday!

 

"I'll take two more servings of whatever this is."


"Turn on the cheese hose!"

"Ma'am, whatever you have on your fingers is delicious."

*All pictures today are courtesy of www.martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, March 07, 2021

Apartment Life #242

 
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 22 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 23 years here in a weekly blog post. 

I forgot to tell you last week that the liquor store next door to me is open again and the owner is out of jail. I don't know if he made bail or what but he's back in business. lol 

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I was out with Falcor at 7am on Tuesday and watched as a police car pulled out of the alley for the apartment complex across the street and then watched as this police car disappeared down the street. I figured they were just patrolling after last week. But I was wrong.

A few minutes later I saw this police officer walk from the alley to the front of the building and as police cars were driving up the street he was pointing around the corner where the alley is and they started driving in there. In all I watched 3 police cars go to the alley and park. I don't know what they were doing or if it had anything to do with last week but they were there for about an hour.

All the while this officer stood out front directing police cars to the alley when they came and talking on his phone. I didn't see any of the police in the courtyard across the street or going into the apartments over there so they must have stayed in the alley. Maybe they were searching someone's car. I don't know. 

While I was walking Falcor I spotted this sign where the people sit and do their drugs. I think these boxes are transformers or electrical boxes. To the left of the picture is the path that I walk Falcor on next to the sound wall.

I enlarged the sign so you can see it better. It says, "Clean up yalls trash!! You dirty lil ass goblins."

I probably laughed way too hard at this. 

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

Friday, March 05, 2021

Freebie Friday!

 
Welcome to another weekly Freebie Friday post, 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.

I received: 

Malin and Goetz Vitamin b5 moisturizer. 
RX Bar-protein bar. 

I gave my daughter the RX bar because I don't like these protein bars. The moisturizer is a good one. I've been using it. 

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, March 04, 2021

Product Review: St. Tropez Self Tanning Spray



The directions for this spray say to spritz on your face for a glowing self tan. But before putting something like this on my face, I decided to try it out on my arms to see what the color would be and if it would be streaky. The first day I used it, nothing happened. So I used it everyday for 3 days and I finally saw some tanning happening but it was so streaky and the color was more orange than tan. The directions didn't say to rub it at all but just spraying it on and letting it dry made it really streaky. 

As you can see on my arm, it was a streaky mess. I used it a few more days and even rubbed it all over my arm but that didn't help at all. I'm glad I didn't just spritz this stuff on my face because that would have been a nightmare. I stopped using it and threw it away. It took about a week before the orange streaking finally faded from my arms. 

So my verdict is not to use this. The color is more orange than tan, it's streaky no matter what you do and this would be terrible to spritz on your face and have patches of orange show up. 

Wednesday, March 03, 2021

Review: Her Vampire Prince (Midnight Doms book 3) by Ines Johnson

 

Book Description

Cari
How hard is it to die?
Don’t ask me. I’ve been failing at it for a year.
My father lost his life in a fatal car wreck while I walked away without a scratch.
Now I taunt that bastard Death on a daily basis.
Volcano hopping. Street racing. Skydiving.
But then Death comes for me.

Hadrian
For centuries, I’ve been a dead vampire walking.
No warmth, no feeling. No reason to live.
Then she bursts into my life.
A mortal daredevil with a carefree laugh.
She literally falls from the sky and into my arms.
She’s got a death wish and I’ve got a hunger only she can slake.

She’s my prey, but she wants to leave?
No way. She’s mine. And I’m never letting her go.


My Review 

Cari is feeling lost and numb since her father's death so she does more and more adventurous stuff just to feel something. But this time while sky diving, her parachute and backup parachute do not open and she's heading toward a messy death when she splats on the ground but when Hadrian jumps up to catch her before she can meet the ground, she's not sure she's even alive at first. 

Hadrian has seen and done some really awful things because those torture devices he has are not replica's, they are the real thing and he's well versed in what they can do. But when he saves Cari from an awful death, something blossoms inside him, something he hasn't felt in a long time. 

Hadrian and his brothers have a vineyard and like to make wine. They aren't birth brothers but blood brothers who were all turned by the same vampire back during the Spanish Inquisition. Their sire was a sadistic jerk who took out her frustrations on all of them in different ways but Hadrian believes that he loved her and misses her. The brothers were also all torturers during that time and Hadrian is know and the Prince of Pain for a good reason. 

Cari has a series of accidents while on her adrenaline adventures and Hadrian is beginning to think he knows who is behind the mishaps but he is so wrong and the twist this story took when the real person was revealed was quite the shock. 

I really liked Hadrian, at first I thought he was going to be some sadistic neanderthal who got off on hurting his mate but that couldn't be further from the truth. He turned out to be a really nice guy and great for Cari. They made a really good team and I really liked how great they were together. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.

Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Review: Chasing Charis by Lynn Best

 

Book Description

Three smoking hot alien brothers who all want to mate with me. Whatever is a girl to do?
No matter what they tell you, alien abduction isn’t like what you see on TV. 

First, I’m rudely abducted and knocked unconscious. Second, I wake up to an alien monster who wants to... er… “mate” with me, but he’s got huge claws, huge fangs, huge… everything. 

I realize I’ve been taken by a race of sexy humanoid men. The bonus? They look like fitness models and they can conjure my deepest fantasies out of thin air.

The catch? I’m supposed to woo their prince and future king, and give him an alien baby. The problem is I’m more attracted to his brothers, and the dirty fantasies they show me.

On Earth, I was a good girl, but these aliens show me just how naughty I can be. 

****Content warning: For readers 18 years and older. Contains explicit sexual situations, and sensitive subjects. Despite this, the story ends with a Happily Ever After. 


My Review

Charis is dragged to a party she doesn't want to be at by her friend, Ginger. She talks her way out and waits outside for a ride home, only it doesn't come and instead she's kidnapped and held onboard a space ship. 

Han, and his 2 brothers all have the same father but different mothers. Han is first in line to become the new King if he can find a mate and provide an heir. But if either of his brothers can secure a mate and provide an heir, they will become King first. 

Han isn't at all seductive, or caring to Charis at first so when the 2 brothers try seducing her, she falls for both of them until she is abruptly shown the truth of the situation. Han isn't like his brothers, he's actually a nicer male but with his crazy, abusive mother's influence, he's slow to show how much he cares for Charis. Leaving her to believe that he really doesn't want her, she finds herself drawn to Han's brothers. 

I was a little confused from the cover because I thought this was going to be a menage romance but it wasn't. I did like the story though and the ending was pretty good. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, March 01, 2021

Happy Raturday!

 




*All of today's pictures are courtesy of www.martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Apartment Life #241

 
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 22 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 23 years here in a weekly blog post. 

On Wednesday the police showed up in force. 2 men down the street were shot in the head and the gunman fled on foot back to his apartment right across the street from me. One was just a superficial wound the other guy was taken to the hospital in critical condition. They were here for hours looking for the gunman.The police were knocking on doors and telling people they had to leave because of an armed suspect. So this lady got her 5 kids out and left in that car right there.



I took a little video when the police arrived across the street from me on Wednesday. The lady who came and got her kids out of one of the apartments is in the car right there and she left. You can also see a man holding his kid come out of another apartment. They made all the residents in that building vacate their apartments for hours, I'm assuming because they thought an armed suspect was in one of the apartments. 

The lady got her kids in the car and left.

There was one officer outside this apartment building for a while and other officers were walking around the back where the alley is.

Here he is walking to his police car with his rifle.

There were a bunch of police cars here.

At one point a bunch of the police were standing outside and other officers were in the back in the alley on the loud speaker asking the people in one of the apartments to come out with their hands up. I took a little video and uploaded to my FB of the police on the loudspeaker if you wanted to listen to it. There were around 6 cops standing around for hours, first searching for the gunman, questioning a guy and then trying to get into all the apartments. At first we were told that they caught the gunman but they later let him go and I talked to him when I had Falcor outside. He was mad because the police thought he was involved and questioned him but they let him go and kept looking around here for the guy.

One of the police officers told my daughter that the guy who had been shot in the head was still alive when they ambulance picked him up but they weren't sure he was going to make it. 

I think they caught the person they were looking for because I started seeing people going back to their apartments and they were letting people walk around outside again. 

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

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Review: Her Vampire Master (Midnight Doms book 2) by Maren Smith

 

Book Description

I take my pleasure where and when I please.
But nothing’s sweeter than the taste of a submissive woman--one who wants revenge.
She’s smart, brazen, fearless when she ought not to be.
I’ll teach her the monster living in the shadows can and will hunt her back.
But the creatures who killed her sister want to take her from me.
I won't allow it.

She belongs to me now.
Only by me.
Forever.

Note: Her Vampire Master is a standalone romance by USA Today Bestselling Author Maren Smith starring a dominant vampire and the human he comes to crave. No cheating, HEA guaranteed. It is book one in the Midnight Doms series, a spinoff of Renee Rose and Lee Savino's bestselling Bad Boy Alpha series.


My Review

Merris had a twin sister, Jez but they were separated when their parents died when they were children. They were put in separate foster homes and that's when Merris started having dreams of what her sister was going through. So when Jez dies, was murdered, Merris is sure she knows who did it because she got glimpses in dreams about what happened to her sister the night she died. 

Aleron is a vampire and frequents Club Toxic but he's a little shocked when he spots Merris who is the spitting image of her now dead sister, Jez. 

When Merris goes into Club Toxic she doesn't know that it's a BDSM club for vampires. All she knows is it's the last place her twin was seen alive. Because she's had dreams of who her sister saw on the last night she was alive, she knows Aleron is who she has come to see when she spots him in the club. Aleron is shocked to see Merris but knows moments after the shock wears off that she has to be Jez's twin sister because she's a little different and he can tell that she already hates him which amuses him. 

Aleron motions Merris over to his table to find out what she wants and after speaking her and taking her into the dungeon because she wanted to see everything her sister did with him, he drinks her blood, wipes her memory of him and sends her home. But Merris isn't going to forget everything, she has visions of the future so she's shocked and so is he when he comes to her aid outside the club and she has a vision of what he really is a short time later. Aleron has no choice but to help her since someone tried to shoot and kill her. She knows what he is but she's still attracted to him and he finds her more interesting than any other woman in a really long time.

Keeping her and himself safe is no easy thing especially when the Vampire King's mate thinks Merris might have had something to do with the slaughter of a bunch of shifters. But keeping her safe is a good way for them to get to know one another better. He fell for her so fast and she fell for him after getting over the shock of finding out that vampires exist. Finding out who wanted her dead, why and what Aleron would do about it seemed to come to a conclusion really fast. But this was a fun book to read mostly because I liked watching Aleron and Merris get to know each other and realize that they were meant to be. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Freebie Friday!

 
Welcome to another weekly Freebie Friday post, 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: 

I received quite a few perfume samples from Macy's. 

I keep finding the sign up forms on either FB or Instagram. So I keep signing up and they sending them to me. So keep your eyes out for the free samples on those sites. 

Did you receive any freebies this week?