Saturday, June 27, 2015

Recipe for a Perfect Summer Date + The Longest Ride DVD Giveaway #InsidersLongestRide


I am a romantic at heart  I love the thought of my prince charming whisking me away to candle lit dinners and walks along the beach.  Nicholas Sparks is definitely someone who knows his stuff when talking romance. Have you read his books?  Come one now the guy makes me cry every time even when I know what is to come.  This month I've been sharing with you about the newly released movie The Longest Ride.   Another love story that will make your heart ache and rejoice at the same time.  As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I received a copy of the Longest Ride for review and I get to give a copy away on Blu-ray DVD too!  I know I am super excited to share the love with you guys.  But first lets talk summer dating.  What are some of your favorite summer dates?  This week I've been asking around and here are some thoughts on the recipe for a perfect summer date.


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Recipe for the Perfect Summer Date 

I asked and you answered. He are some thoughts on the perfect summer date.

  • Surprise me with take out ( Karen loves staying out of the hot kitchen )
  • Take me to a state park or museum (Jamie Loves an adventure)
  • Ice cream Cones and a Late Night Stroll (Isabelle likes things sweet)
  • Couples Massages (Mary is ready to relax)
  • An evening on the lake fishing ( Jane likes to out catch her man)
I think these ladies have the right recipe for romance. What about you what is your favorite idea for a summer date?  I'd love to hear all about it. 

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#LongestRide

The Longest Ride came out on digital HD June 26th and is out on blu-ray dvd July 14th.

Synopsis
What would you do for the love of your life? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you to grab the bull by the horns in THE LONGEST RIDE, which releases on Blu-ray and DVD July 14.  Up-and-coming stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood will tug at your heartstrings as they bring Nicholas Sparks’ beloved novel to life. 
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDEcenters on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

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Friday, June 26, 2015

Nicholas Sparks iTunes Twitter Q&A Today! #ASKLONGESTRIDE


It's Friday YEAH!  We're not sure Friday can get any better either. Today The Longest Ride is out on digital HD.  And if that is not enough fun to make you smile today there is an iTunes Twitter Q&A with Nicholas Sparks!!!  Did you do a little happy dance on that?  I'm a huge Nicholas Sparks fan even though he always makes me cry so I was grinning like the cat who just ate the canary.  

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Using the hashtag #AskLongestRide, you can chat with Nicholas Sparks, hosted by @iTunesMovies at 1PM PST! 
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The Longest Ride Available on Digital HD Today! 


Synopsis: 
What would you do for the love of your life? Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment invites you to grab the bull by the horns in THE LONGEST RIDE, which releases on Blu-ray and DVD July 14.  Up-and-coming stars Britt Robertson and Scott Eastwood will tug at your heartstrings as they bring Nicholas Sparks’ beloved novel to life. 
Based on the bestselling novel by master storyteller Sparks, THE LONGEST RIDEcenters on the star-crossed love affair between Luke, a former champion bull rider looking to make a comeback, and Sophia, a college student who is about to embark upon her dream job in New York City’s art world.  As conflicting paths and ideals test their relationship, Sophia and Luke make an unexpected connection with Ira, whose memories of his own decades-long romance with his beloved wife deeply inspire the young couple.  Spanning generations and two intertwining love stories, THE LONGEST RIDE explores the challenges and infinite rewards of enduring love.

"As a Fox Home Entertainment Insider I will receive a copy of The Longest Ride on Blu-ray for review. All opinions shared about the movie on this blog are my own." 

Deals at Shutterfly June 24-30th

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This Weeks Deals at Shutterfly JUNE 24-30th: 

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JUNE 24-26th   All customers enjoy your choice of one free reusable shopping bag or one set of playing cards with promo code PICKAGIFT at checkout . 

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June 27-30th  All customers enjoy your choice of one free kids placemat or one notepad with promo code CHOOSEONE at checkout. 

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Everything $9.99 and Under at Crazy 8 ~ Limited Time Sale


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I ordered a lot of school clothes from Crazy 8.  I'm trying to get a head start on back to school shopping so it doesn't hit me all at once at the end of summer. Plus I hate shopping the crowds when ever everyone else is out and about.  Right now everything is $9.99 and under .  This special is for a limited time while supplies last so don't miss out!


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Super Easy Egg Rolls Recipe

Summer days are here and it is getting hotter and hotter. That means the electricity bill is probably rising as well.  I know during super hot months I try to stay out of the kitchen as much as possible or stay in it as little as possible.  Now, I love Chinese food. One of my favorite parts is the egg rolls of course. A good crispy egg roll just makes the take out so much better.  I've been playing in my kitchen for an easy egg roll that you can bake or fry.  Easy egg rolls are so yummy and even better they are freezable too.  This simple recipe makes about 2 dozen egg rolls.


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  • 1 package of egg roll wrappers
  • 1 bag of broccoli slaw
  • 2 cups of shredded boiled chicken
  • 1 TBSP of butter
  • 1 Bottle of Stir Fry Sauce 
  1. Melt Butter in a frying pan and add your broccoli slaw and boiled shredded chicken.  Stir it around for a few minutes. 
  2. Add in 1 bottle of stir fry sauce.  Stir it very well. 
  3. Take a spoonful of veggie mix and put into the center of an egg roll wrapper. 
  4. Roll the egg roll and place them seam side down into a baking dish.
  5. Add melted butter over the top of each egg roll.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until nice and golden brown.
That's all you have to do . Now if you'd rather fry them up skip steps 5 and 6.  Heat up some oil in your skillet and fry them up for a couple of minutes on each side.  That's it super easy.  And even better you'll only be in the kitchen about 40 minutes start to finish. 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Milkshakes and Waffles need I say more? #Cousteaus


Exploring the oldest city and discovering new places to eat is one of my favorite past times.  If you are out and about St. Augustine this summer and want to grab some breakfast I recommend you head on over to Hypolita Street and stop in Cousteau's Waffle and Milkshake Bar.  Waffles and Milkshakes need I say more?

Cousteua's Milkshake and Waffle Bar photo cousteausA.jpg The Belgian Waffles are the perfect amount of sweet and chewy. They are perfectly crisp and you can top them with so many different treats.  My personal favorite is the Kingsley which is a Belgian waffle topped with peanut butter and banana , powdered sugar and hot maple syrup. OH MY GOODNESS it is heaven the form of a waffle.  If you like fresh strawberries, and whip cream they have that delight also or change it up and have berries with nutella. There are so many toppings and combinations to choose from (marshmallow fluff, candied bacon, fresh fruit, candied pecans) it is hard to decide.

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Then there is the milkshake.  Thick cool goodness made with fresh homemade Florida ice cream.  There are all sorts of good things to add in and then it is topped off with fresh whip cream.  A local favorite is the Calypso which is a key lime pie in a shake .  Or we recommend the Orange Cream Milkshake it is made with fresh  Florida Orange juice.

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We love Cousteau's Milkshake and Waffle Bar! We think its one of Florida's best breakfast treats. 
This girl loves a good breakfast.  Cousteau's made our top 5 list;  Best Florida Breakfast.

Discover more of Cousteau's on  Facebook  / Instagram and if you stop in for a treat Enjoy!  We sure did.

Cousteau's 
15 Hypolita Street
Saint Augustine, Florida 32084

Follow along as we discover Florida one new place at a time.  

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

New Book Series coming in July! ~ Worth of Souls Book Trailer

WORTHOFSOULSbanner We are so excited to share the covers for this amazing series - Worth of Souls. The first book will be released July 6, book 2 July 8, and book 3 July 10 but you can pre-order NOW so they come to your eReader the day of release! Check out the Book Trailer. Bonnie R Paulson plays the mother!!

Cost of Survival, Book #1

COSfrontAnger isn’t an emotion anymore, it’s more of a survival mode I can’t afford to let go.
My dad predicted World War III would happen in his life, but he died two years before… with my brother…
…before Mom and I walked in search of refuge from the bombing.
Strengthened by her faith, Mom never feels alone. But me? I don’t know what to believe or where to turn. Someone once said keep your friends close and your enemies closer, but I disagree. Friends scare me the most. They know me and my mom. Nothing about them is safe.
The ones in charge… Control everything…
Crud, I’ve started crying because I’m scared I won’t survive World War III. But a bigger part of me is scared I will.
My mom is bleeding in my arms and she’s making me promise to follow her three rules.
Pray. Don’t trust anyone. Stay alive.
How long do I need to break all three?

Exchange Rate, Book #2

exchangerateI’m pregnant and I couldn’t be more excited. But the community Bodey, his dad, and I live in has rules. Rules that make Mom’s rules seem like safety nets.
Only 200 people are allowed at a time. My baby will make it 201.
The leader is making me choose someone from our house to die so there will be room for my child. Either I make the decision or they take… my…
Even in the craziness that the world has become, I refuse to believe only 200 can live in it at once.
The “community” is safe-ish, comfortable. We have food, warmth, and there isn’t immediate danger of being robbed while we sleep.
Doesn’t it make sense we’d have to exchange something for all that?
I’ve survived this long. Maybe that’s enough. Maybe I should die so my family can live. Or maybe I can get through the lines and find a people worth sacrificing for.

Worth of Souls, Book #3

WOSfront Running for my life and six months pregnant, I’m terrified but confident in my decisions.With my love and family behind me, captured by the same man who chases me, I have only a small window to find help. The baby needs to come out eventually.Nobody said the end of the world would define people so much. Everywhere I turn I have to prove my worth.Mom was gone before I learned my value lay in my eyes. Not others. But how would that save Bodey? How could my worth change how the world me spins?If I can’t figure it out, everyone I love will die, trapped in a place where even following the rules won’t protect us. Amazon iBooks Nook KoboBonnie R. Paulson mixes her science and medical background with reality and possibilities to make even myths seem likely and give every Bonnieromance the genetic strength to survive. Bonnie has discovered a dark and twisty turn in her writing that she hopes you enjoy as much as she has enjoyed uncovering it. Dirt biking with her family in the Northwest keeps her sane. Follow on: Facebook / Blog / Twitter / Goodreads / Newsletter / Literary Addicts / Amazon  

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