Saturday, September 30, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week

This is my favorite video of the week. The song is 3 years old but I heard it for the first time this week.

Friday, September 29, 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:

Enfagrow Toddler milk drink canister
Equate feminine pads-4
The English Oak perfume samples-2
$5 Amazon gift card from Crowdtap

I reviewed the flowers I received yesterday on my blog, so if you want to see what I thought of them take a look.

I gave the toddler milk drink mix to my daughter because she works with people who have small kids.

I haven't tried the other things yet.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Review: Silk Plants Direct- Flowers

I have a little shelf sitting on my table that I put knick knacks and my wax warmer and I've been wanting some sort of small flower arrangement or terrarium type thing for the middle of the shelf. So when I was asked to pick a product from Silk Plants Direct to review and keep, I was very happy to do so. I ended up picking an arrangement called a Dancing Orchid which is really pretty. 

These beautiful Silk Flowers are being provided by the good folks at CSI Wall Panels.

I have an arrangement of white roses in my bathroom that I made a few years ago so I already like light colored flowers because they really do go with almost any decor. I really like that this arrangement came with the glass vase as well as the rocks and all I had to do was move the flowers around a little bit in order to get it to look just like the picture I saw on their website. I got exactly what I thought I would and like it as much as I expected to.

This flower arrangement came with the glass pot and the rocks. It may look like there's water in around the rocks but it's actually some sort of soft silicone material which I thought was rather ingenious. 

Living in an apartment with no balcony and no where to have a small garden outside makes it easier to have artificial plants inside. Even if I had a house and a yard I doubt I would be out there among the bee's and insects, just not my thing. So I'll happily display my easy to care for Silk Flowers here inside and let others battle the dirt, insects and bee's outside for the living plants and flowers.

I have the flowers sitting on the shelf by my computer table and I think it fits nicely there. 

Disclaimer: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. 

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week

My daughter and grandson came over the other day and I wanted to get a picture of him. Logan says to me, "Nonna, I can't see." because I was standing in front of the tv. lol  When they come over you'll usually find Falcor by Logan or by my daughter.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Review: Target Beauty Box- September

This box was only $7 this month but I can tell you from experience that if bought separately, this would have been quite a bit more. Not a bad value.  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 box contained:
Acure Ultra hydrating shampoo.
Usher Ultra hydrating conditioner.
Simple micellar water.
 Up & up premium cotton rounds.
CoverGirl total tease mascara.
Garnier SkinActive moisture bomb.
Nivea in shower body lotion.
Sensodyne pronamel strong and bright toothpaste.

I really like the Garnier Skinactive Moisture bomb, it made my skin feel soft. 
I've used the Sensodyne pronamel toothpaste before even though I don't have sensitive teeth it works on cleaning them very well. The cotton rounds work well with the makeup remover and didn't spread the cotton all over my face too much when I used it. I really like using all of these things and I'm looking forward to the next Target Beauty Box next month.  I tried to let everyone know when there's a new Target Beauty Box out I put it on Facebook and Twitter mostly, sometimes I put it on my blog but the they go really fast and sometimes are gone by the time I get done posting about it.

I really like getting these little sample bottles of shampoo and conditioner because I like trying out new hair care products. The mascara was new to me and it's a good one and I like the brush because it has one side that lets you get to those side lashes really easily. The Nivea in shower lotion is something that I've tried a few times already and it's not bad. I already use the micellar water to remove my makeup and it works really good. 

Were you able to get one of these boxes?

Monday, September 25, 2017

Happy Raturday!

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"I shall hab some of your cereal. There's really no use trying to stop me."

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"Have you seen my coat, I seem to have misplaced it."

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Review: BeautyCon Beauty Box

One of my FB friends posted that this site had some of their previous beauty boxes on sale for just $8.75 when these boxes were normally going for $35. So I went and checked them out and found one of the boxes that I liked so I bought it and it was indeed under $9 for this box with the coupon code they provided. They are no longer selling their beauty boxes and these were boxes they still had and wanted to sell so sale! This box sold out fast so I was glad I was able to get one. 

What was in this box? 

Curated by Beautycon
Over $130 in value
Summer Essentials Box

ColourPop Cosmetics - Ultra Satin Lip in London Fog
Deco Miami - Lemon Blossom Cuticle Oil 
Deco Miami - Beautycon Pink Glass Nail File 
Dirty Little Secret Cosmetics - Gold Plated Eyeshadow Crayon
Doucce - Lush Lip Gloss in Glistening Petals
Feel Beauty - Bamboo Charcoal Facial Sheet Masks- 2
Freeman Beauty - Renewing Cucumber Peel-off Mask 
Jontéblu - Electric Blue Eyeliner Pencil
MakeupDrop x Beautycon - The Original Silicone Makeup Applicator
Manna Kadar Beauty - Flutter Mascara in Jet Black

The only thing I didn't like was the ColorPop Satin Lip because the color was a very bright pink which is not my color so I'll be finding someone like my daughter if she wants it, to give it to. Everything else is great and all of this for under $9 is a real deal! I was like a little kid opening up this box and looking at all the goodies. That silicone makeup applicator is so cool. I have a couple of those pink sponge makeup applicators and I like them but they do soak up a bit of the foundation and this one doesn't. 

I love finding beauty subscription boxes on sale so I can try new to me makeup and beauty tools. 

Have you ever tried one of their boxes before? 

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week!

This is the song that I like to hear first thing in the morning when I'm trying to wake up. If you turn it up'll wake you're ass up! LOL

I had my mom listen to this one time and I said, "Now doesn't that beat make you want to head bang a little bit?"

Her response..."Yeah, bang my head on the wall."


Friday, September 22, 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:
2 Suave Hairsprays and 2 Degree Deodorants from Crowdtap
A sample of Purina One cat food

I reviewed the products that I received from Crowdtap a few days ago. The cat food went to the lady across the street that feeds the 3 stray cats in our neighborhood. She has 3 little igloo houses with beds in them for the cats by her door too and they actually use them.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Review: Bite the Dust by Cynthia Eden

Book Description

Vampires. Werewolves. Beasts that hunt in the night...When New Orleans Detective Jane Hart investigates her first official homicide case, she never expects to have her world ripped apart. But the murder she’s investigating is part of a deadly war between vampires and werewolves…and now Jane is caught in that eternal battle. A battle that can’t end well.

Werewolf Aidan Locke has been running New Orleans for years. It’s his job to keep the vamps out of the city. But when a Master Vampire comes to town, determined to unleash hell, Aidan knows it’s time to fight with all the fury of his pack. Beast versus vamp, until the last breath. Then he meets Jane…

One look, one taste, and Aidan knows that Jane is far more than she seems. Far more than she even knows herself to be. She’s important in the paranormal war, not a pawn to be used, but a queen to be won. And if he can’t keep her at his side, if he can’t stop the darkness from descending on the town…then Jane Hart will become not just a fierce cop, not some guardian, but something deadlier. Darker. Aidan will fight heaven and hell to change her fate. To change their fate because he is more than just a predator.

And Jane is more than prey. Far more. 

The world is changing—for the humans and the monsters. Hot, sexy, and intense, BITE THE DUST is the first novel in New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden’s dark new “Blood and Moonlight” series. 

My Review

Hey, I actually started with the first book in this series! It had been free when I got the Kindle edition and I was like, Cynthia Eden? Heck yeah! Score! I've always loved her books so I was looking forward to this one and it didn't disappoint. I did read a few reviews before reading this one and found out that this is a trilogy and a continuing story so while the main parts of this story are nicely sewn up, some questions are left open for the next two books but it's definitely not a cliffhanger ending. 

Aidan Locke is the alpha leader of his werewolf clan in New Orleans. He and his people stay hidden from the humans and keep the vampires out of New Orleans since they are enemies. Detective Jane Hart is investigating the death of a woman when she meets Aidan Locke who can't seem to influence and control her as easily as the other humans he sometimes comes in contact with.

Strange things happen including having the dead woman disappear and re-appear dead with more injuries than she had the first time Jane found her dead. So Jane does what her instincts tell her to and questions the local bar and club owner, Aidan Locke who has been watching her. 

Jane is special but she doesn't have any idea about any of that until Aidan pieces her past together with other clues about her. There's a war between the vampires and werewolves coming and Jane might just be at the center of it. An ancient vampire has come back and memories of what he's done in the past haunt not only Jane but also one of Aidan's pack members. 

I really liked the banter between Aidan and Jane, they start off not really trusting each other but that quickly changes when they find themselves in danger and they end up saving and helping each other and others. I really liked that Jane is a kick ass heroine and can take care of herself and Aidan isn't always the hardass that he first seems to be. 

There's werewolves, vampires, betrayal, secrets and plenty of teeth gnashing fighting. This was a really good book and I'm looking forward to reading more in this trilogy. 

I give this 4 out of 5 stars. 

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Review: Crowdtap Crowdkit

I know I've talked to you guys about Crowdtap before but I wanted to show you one of the reasons besides the great Amazon gift cards that I love the site and keep going back...Full Size Free Products!

I received a full size product of each of the following...

Suave Professionals Flexible Control Non Aerosol Hairspray
Suave Professionals Flexible Control Finishing Hairspray
Degree MotionSense Sheer Powder scented antiperspirant deodorant
Degree MotionSense Daisy Fresh scented antiperspirant deodorant

It's funny because we had just run out of hairspray when this box arrived so we used it right away and both work really well to hold the hair style and not have your hair looking matted down. 

I already use Degree deodorants and I usually get the Cucumber Melon scents but the Powder Fresh scent on this one is my new favorite. I like the Daisy Fresh as well and will definitely be using both of them now that I have them. 

I haven't applied for many samples or products from Crowdtap recently because I hadn't seen things that I wanted to try until these boxes of products started to become available and I'm happy I was approved for one. I'm very happy with the products I got. If you still haven't signed up for an account with Crowdtap, what are you waiting for? 

Disclaimer: I received free products for review purposes.

Review: BirchBox- September

I decided to sign up for a Birchbox subscription box. It's only $10 a month and this month's box came with 5 products. 

In this box was...

amika Un.Done Texture Spray
M·A·C Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
Daily Concepts Your Facial Micro Scrubber
Lord & Berry Glow Strobing Pencil - Travel-Size

The texture spray is like a strong hold hair spray if you ask me. Works well even though I don't use it much. And I received another dry shampoo much to my dismay. I now have 5 bottles of dry shampoo from all these beauty boxes. But I will say that I really like this one because when I tried it out it didn't leave any weird white powder in my hair. If I do end up using a dry shampoo it will be this one. The mascara came in a tube but it actually works well and I like the brush.

Now if you've never heard of a strobing pencil, because I know I never had, here is what the website said about it.

"Lighten up your look by casting a radiant glow with the help of this versatile strobing pencil. Its precise tip allows for targeted, foolproof application so you can highlight the positives (read: cheekbones, cupid's bone, bridge of your nose, brow bone, corners of your eyes) while the creamy formula blends seamlessly into skin, thanks to vitamin C and E. It's also buildable so you can go from a subtle radiance to a high-voltage glow with just a few strokes."

I might try using it in the corners of my eyes and see how that looks.

The face scrubber cloth is my favorite thing from this months box though. It's soft but makes it really easy to use the facial cleansers to clean my face.

Does this subscription box look like something you'd try?

Monday, September 18, 2017

Target Beauty Box On Sale Now

These boxes usually go pretty fast so get it now if you want it. 

This month's Target Beauty Box is on sale right now for just $5. 

According to the website, This box includes...

Curls Unleashed Curl Defining Crème- 1.75 oz 
Perfect for weekends away, and popping into your handbag for those curl emergencies – this rich moisturizing crème, perfectly blended with Shea Butter & Honey helps to moisturize, elongate and add curl definition leaving you with soft, shiny, bouncy curls. 

Curls - Blueberry Leave In Conditioner 2 OZ
Repair, restore, and condition your overworked curls with this uber softening leave in conditioner. Formulated certified organic blueberry extract, coconut oil, grapeseed oil and mango butter. Clinically proven to repair damaged hair, encourage hair growth, and prevent breakage. 

Argan Oil Dual Packette : SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Shampoo (15 mL)

SheaMoisture Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Blow Out Crème (15 mL) 
• Made with natural and certified organic ingredients.
• Argan Oil (Liquid Gold) helps tame frizz. Improves manageability and adds healthy shine. 
• Almond Milk is rich in protein and hydrating vitamins A and E. Smoothes frizz prone hair for lasting sleekness. 
• Marshmallow Root Extract detangles hair and creates a weightless anti-humidity coating. 

Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion Deluxe Trial Size- 1.7oz
Made with pure Cocoa Butter, enriched with Vitamin E, in a soothing emollient base it heals and softens rough, dry skin, smoothes marks and tones skin. An excellent daily all-over-the-body moisturizer. Ideal for dry to eczema prone skin. Convenient travel/trial size.

Animalz Sheet Mask - Panda
This Panda Character Print Sheet Mask provides intensive hydration while Lavender helps to calm skin with its aromatic and skin soothing properties.

St. Ives Invigorating Apricot Scrub- 1oz
Made with 100% natural exfoliants (like walnut shell powder) and apricot fruit extract, this Allure Best of Beauty Winner is known to help leave skin feeling super soft and smooth. This is a 3-4 times a week kind of a scrub, for refreshed, glowing skin.

Chapstick Total Hydration- Blood Orange
Advanced 3 in 1 formula. Moisturizes, Renews, and Transforms. Helps lips maintain a more youthful appearance with Omega 3/6/9 and Madecassoside.

Number of Pieces: 7

Happy Raturday!

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"Thanks for sharing your sammich." 

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"Is this healthy? Because it smells healthy."

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Review: DegustaBox- September

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 the box?

King Arthur flour lemon bar mix.
  Reese quinoa on the go fruit cups.
Natural sins coconut chips.
SunRype fruit on the go.
Lee Kum Kee Korean BBQ stir fry sauce.
Wild Planet albacore tuna.
Post Shredded Wheat frosted mixed berry.
Angelic Bakehouse Bread Crisps.
Mutti tomato sauce.
Goya rice pilaf.

We started opening up packages as soon as we got the box and within a couple of days I made the lemon bars which were really good.

Ken likes to eat cereal every once in a while and he likes the mixed berries and strawberries type of flavor, so he likes this one and I tasted it myself and thought that it was very good. I don't usually like the berry flavor cereals but this one is pretty good.

The bread crisps were good because they're kind of like crostinis and you can put stuff on them and if you like crispy bread or breadsticks then you'll probably like these.

I wasn't sure about the barbecue stir fry sauce but it ended up being really good in the stir-fry that I made for dinner one night. But the coconut chips it might have been one of my favorite things, I love coconut and these were nice and crispy and had a great coconut taste to them. I'm pretty happy with this months box. It had products that both Ken and I liked.

If you don't live in the US, they now have a Great Britain Website. Now here's a treat for you. 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.

Does this look like something you'd get?

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week

I've said before that I listen to a lot of different music and this is different from most of the others that's I've shared. It's not metal and if you've heard of Hollywood Undead before and didn't like their music, you might like this song. They have a lot of different styles that they record and this is one of my favorites.

Friday, September 15, 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:

The two artificial ferns I reviewed yesterday
a $5 amazon gift card from crowdtap

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Review: Silk Plants Direct

I live in an apartment and we don't have a balcony or a patch of dirt outside our door to plant things and frankly I have a black thumb when it comes to real plants, I mean I somehow killed an air plant! Not even kidding. So I like artificial plants. 

I was contacted by someone who represents Museum Trees, who are the leader in the manufacturing of indoor/outdoor museum trees exclusively for commercial projects and the wholesale trade. Their website is quite impressive. I was asked to pick a product from Silk Plants Direct to review and I would get to keep it. I settled on the Fern Hanging Basket because it reminded me of one of the fern's my mom had when I was a kid.

The one I picked came with 2 ferns and they look quite nice. They both came with a green basket and material already attached to the plant to hang it with. I like that I was able to bend the leaves around to make it look the way I wanted and I like the feel and color of the baskets.

I hung both of them in my living room because I don't have any other plants fake or otherwise in my living room and these really brightened things up. Ken likes them because he said he misses having plants around but I can't keep them alive so this is the next best thing.

Silk Plants Direct Special Reader Discount:
This is a unique offer just for my readers who wish to buy at Silk Plants Direct. You can use this code, "BLOGGER10 " to receive 10% off their products except custom. 

Do you have any artificial plants in your home? Would you consider buying any?

Disclaimer: I was sent a free product in exchange for an honest review.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Favorite Picture of the Week

I was playing ball with Falcor and snapped this picture of my goofy dog. 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Review: Tea Tree Oil Dandruff Conditioner by Maple Holistics

Product Description

TEA TREE OIL CONDITIONER dry hair treatment oil blend nourishes hair with essential oils & antioxidants to protect + moisturize + repair damage + stimulate follicles & is great for color treated hair.

HAIR STRENGTHENING TREATMENT anti-dandruff conditioner helps relieve scalp itch + dryness + flakiness while improving hair strength. Silk amino acids work together to strengthen hair & fortify hair.

My Review

I have long hair and like to try out new products to see if they are any better than what I'm currently using. I've now used this conditioner 5 times, it left my hair feeling soft, manageable and easy to comb through. 

Now I know so many people get told to only apply conditioner to the ends of their hair and I don't know what started that but I always apply conditioner to all of my hair and this said it has a cooling effect on the scalp which was interesting. I felt the cooling effect a little bit while rinsing it out but felt it more once the cool air hit my head.

I'm rather particular about the scent of the products that I use and the scent for this is a bit over powering because it smells like menthol and I don't particularly like that. It did leave my hair feeling soft once my hair was dry but I don't like the scent at all. 

If you'd like to try this, you can find it here

Disclaimer: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Happy Raturday!

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"I'm a pirate. Arrr, matey."

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"No, he's not poopin' croutons, I wouldn't be eating this if he was." 

*Picture courtesy of me. lol *

"Are you lookin' at me?"

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: My Viking Vampire by Krystal Shannan

Book Description

She’ll fight them to the end…
…Or die trying.

With enemies closing in on her, Bailey Ross has nowhere to run–except into the arms of a sexy stranger, who promises to keep her safe.

But the irresistible and mysterious vampire, Erick Thorson might be a little more than she bargained for. As they begin to grow closer and their chemistry ignites, they realize that their lives are more in jeopardy than ever before. Can Erick live up to his promise of sanctuary in a world of danger and doom?

My Review

Bailey Ross is on the run from her abusive ex. But he is an investigator for SECR Southeast Coast Republic and his job helps him find her even though she keeps moving to try and stay away from him. Right from the very beginning we find out that the supernatural species came out and stopped living in the shadows about 50 years ago. The supernaturals are known as Others now and some Republics have banned them from becoming citizens. Not everyone is welcoming the Others even though they've always been around. Things really changed for the worst after that and now women are often married off between the ages of 17 and 18 usually and those who aren't married are little more than prostitutes that live in brothels. 

Not only is Bailey on the run from her ex but she now has to contend with a Djinn, that's when Erick runs into her and helps her. Erick let's Bailey know that the Djinn is stalking her and she's in danger. He's going home and offers to take her with him to a place that the Djinn isn't welcome. She has no money, no family and no other choice so she accepts. 

They go to a place called Sanctuary and a lot of Others live there as well. I really liked how welcoming everyone was to Bailey and how easily she fit in with everyone. 

The town was interesting, it had a cafe, a clothing shop and a castle that was also a fetish club. All of these places were owned and run by Others who had really interesting powers. Because Bailey had been beaten and abused by her ex, she wanted nothing to do with the fetish club. I really liked how comfortable she felt with Erick, how safe he made her feel and how easily they just fell together so fast. She isn't used to trusting anyone and it took her some time to trust him but I can understand the yearning to feel safe and replace the horror she's lived with happy, safe feelings. 

Things are going really well and she and Erick are getting closer when they find themselves and the town in real danger. There's a huge twist in this story and I loved it because it really fit, things get wild and it's not hard to see how she was meant to be there all along. I loved the ending, it was everything I could have hoped for with this story and I'm looking forward to reading more of this series and getting to know these characters. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. 

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week

This is my favorite song this week. The lead singer's voice is really something.

Friday, September 08, 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:

15 free prints from Snapfish
Salonpas pain patch
Maple Holistics Tea Tree Conditioner

I have a folder on my computer with digital pics that I want prints of so when these places have specials for free prints I get them printed.

I used the Salonpas patch before and I really didn't feel any pain relief from it.

I like the conditioner. It has a cooling feeling on the scalp when you use it and left my hair feeling really soft.

Did you receive any free samples this week?

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Recipe: Cauliflower and Avocado Salad

I've been trying out different raw vegetable salads since I tried and liked the Broccoli Salad. So I looked in my fridge and took out a bunch of ingredients and thought this would make for an interesting cold salad. The dressing really made this taste good and I'll definitely be using it again. 

What You'll Need: 

3 large cauliflower florets, cut into bite size pieces
1 Large broccoli floret, cut into bite size pieces
1/2 Red bell pepper, chopped
2 Tomatoes, chopped
2 avocados, chopped and divided
2 TBSP Cilantro, chopped
2 TBSP Fresh lemon juice
1 Green onion, chopped
1 tsp. mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. salt

What To Do: 

Add the chopped cauliflower, broccoli, bell pepper and tomatoes into a large bowl and mix together. Add in 1 1/2 of the chopped avocados and mix together. 

In a small bowl combine 1/2 of an avocado that's been chopped and use a fork to mash it really well. Add lemon juice, mayo, green onion, cilantro, and salt. Mix really well and pour over salad. Mix until salad is thoroughly coated and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. I added a little roasted sunflower seeds to my bowl of salad and I really liked that. 

Does this sound like something you might try?

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

I'm a guest reviewer at I Smell Sheep!

Book Description

In a beautiful compound hidden away from the world, Emeline Sanchez tries to blunt the pain that has wracked her body ever since her terrifying ordeal in the labyrinth beneath the city—when she was forced to exchange blood with an evil master vampire. 

Now, it’s his voice that haunts her...that calls to her in the dark...that never lets her rest. And while the children that she helped to free from his clutches struggle to heal, watched over by their Carpathian protectors, Emeline knows one thing: She must sacrifice herself to keep them all from harm...

For her beauty is irresistible to the vampires, her psychic ability like a drug. Whipped into a frenzy, they’ll never stop coming for her. And only the taste of one Carpathian warrior—the rush of his blood—can save her...

I'm a guest reviewer over at I Smell Sheep where I reviewed this book. If it sounds good to you, go read my review. This is one of my all time favorite series.

You can find the review at I Smell Sheep.

Review: Naughty Boss by Whitney G.

Book Description

He definitely wasn't supposed to get that email...

Subject: My Boss.

Have I already told you that I hate my boss today?

Sexy as hell or not, this pompous, arrogant, ASSHOLE asked me to pick up his dry cleaning the second I walked through the door. Then he told me that I needed to take his Jaguar to a car wash that was ten miles outside of the city, but only after I needed to stand in a never-ending line to buy some type of limited, hundred-dollar watch.

I honestly can't wait to see the look on his face two months from now when I tell him that I'm quitting his company and that he can kiss my ass. KISS. MY. ASS.

All those former fantasies about him kissing me with his "mouth of perfection" or bending me over my desk and filling me with his cock are long over. OVER.

Your bestie,

PS--Please tell me your day is going better than mine...

Subject: Re: My Boss.

No, you haven't already told me that you hate your boss today, but seeing as though you've sent me this email directly, I know now...

Yes, I did ask you to pick up my dry cleaning the second you arrived to work to day. (Where is it?) And I did tell you to take my Jaguar to the car wash and pick up my thousand-dollar watch. (Thank you for taking five hours to do something that could be accomplished in two.)

You don't have to wait two months from now to see the look on my face when you tell me you're quitting. I'm standing outside your office at this very moment. ( Open the door. )

No comment on your "fantasies," although I highly doubt they're "long over."

Your boss,

PS--Yes. My day is definitely going far better than yours...

My Review

When I first read the blurb I knew I had to read this. It's hilarious. How awful would it be to have your asshole boss read an email about him? Yeah, really bad. I would have packed my stuff and high tailed it out of the office but this novella gave me so much more. 

Michael is the CEO of a publishing company and Mya gets hired as his executive assistant. Michael is known for being a playboy and being with a different woman every night but his name has been in the tabloids far too often so he's changing his ways so his name isn't tarnished anymore than it already is. 

In walks Mya and even though she's the best executive assistant he's ever had, he's a total douche bag to her. She puts up with him for over a year and then decides to start looking for work elsewhere. That makes her boss, Michael crazy. At first I didn't understand why he didn't just let her go but then he mistakenly gets sent an email that was meant for Mya's best friend and things definitely take an unexpected turn. 

These two were so much fun to watch and see inside their minds. The emails and banter between these two were hilarious. This is a short quick novella that is super steamy and fast paced. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, September 04, 2017

Happy Raturday!

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"I think I'm stuck in the corm."

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"I really didn't need a baff but I don't mind being a ratty burrito."

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Review: Undaunted by Diana Palmer

Book Description

The only man she wants is the one who’ll never forgive her… 

Falling in love with her boss’s handsome millionaire neighbor was easy for young Emma Copeland. Despite the vast differences between them, and a past that’s left Connor Sinclair reclusive and wary, Emma gambles her heart on a desire that rocks them both. But there’s something Connor doesn’t know: Emma is responsible for an accident that changed his life forever. 

Connor lives by rules intended to protect both him and his vast wealth. Emma’s innocence is the only thing that’s ever broken through his cold reserve, but now his trust is shattered. By the time he realizes how much he stands to lose, it might take a miracle to win her back. But it’s a challenge he’ll gladly face for the woman and the family he needs more than his next breath… 

My Review

Emma works as an author assistant and had a bad childhood growing up. She's not used to the rich people that her boss entertains. But one person in particular bothers her more than he should, Connor has never been very nice to her but that doesn't stop her from having feelings for him. 

Connor is cold and likes his privacy. He always seemed to be angry at one thing or another but that might just be his way of keeping people at arms length because he didn't want to let anyone close enough to hurt him. 

The banter between these two right from the start made me laugh. While Emma was young, naive and emotionally scarred, she still gave as good as she got even if it did upset her afterwards she didn't let him see it for the most part. 

Something happens to Connor and his personality changes, the next time he runs into Emma he's different and they start to hang out. This part made me a little mad because nothing good ever comes from lying. She should have just told him the truth right away instead of keeping it from him. 

Connor is a hard man to be around but it was nice to see the other side of him as well. Emma and Connor were just right for each other and I really liked how well they got along when he wasn't being a hardass. While I didn't really care for Connor all that much, I loved Emma. 

I was a little more than half way through the book and the story took a turn that really pissed me off. I actually had to put the book down for a few days. I've never had that happen before. But like I said earlier, she should have been truthful with him from the beginning because if she had maybe some of what she went through wouldn't have happened. But the stubbornness, one track mindedness and his thoughts about having a family made this story take a very sad turn and I hated it. Thankfully it's a romance and we all know that with romance reads we get an HEA or at least we expect it so I had to read more to see what would happen and I was glad that I did. 

I can only hope that Connor feels bad for the rest of his life about what Emma went through and makes sure that she is happy every day because she sure deserves it for putting up with this guy. He might not be your typical hero and he sure does have some flaws, some big flaws in his personality but he knows when he's wrong and makes up for it. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Favorite Video of the Week

This week I was going through some youtube videos and listening to some songs I'd never heard before. This is one of those song. It's one of my favorites this week.

Friday, September 01, 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:

PCA Skin Acne Gel
Vichy Mineral 89 Skin Booster
Magnetic Air Vent Mount for Mobile Devices

I gave the Magnetic air vent mount to my daughter since I don't have a cell phone and she liked it, said it works really well.

I used the Vichy skin booster and it left my face feeling soft.

The PCA acne gel is just like other acne gels I've used as they dry out the pimple and in that way it seems to work just as well as any of the others that I've used.

Did you get any freebies this week?