Friday, July 25, 2014

Just Desserts by Tawdra Kandle Book Tour and Giveaway .

The title Just Desserts makes you want to pick it up and read it right away doesn't it.  It did me. Great title Tawdra Kandle.  Haven't we all crushed on someone we should not be.  And then a budding romance to boot this book sounds like a great summer read.  Thanks for joining us to share about the book tour and the great prize pack provided by our sponsor.  We think you'll LIKE it.

JustDessertsTourbannerJustDessertsSWCover   When her friend Julia needed help forming a revenge plan against her ex-boyfriend, Ava was happy to lend a hand. She never expected that in the course of making Liam pay, she'd be the one to fall hard. . .for the one person who was absolutely off-limits. Crushing on the guy who humiliated her best friend is definitely against the girl code. Besides, Ava has goals. Her life is all about graduating with honors and landing the perfect job. And Liam Bailey—sweet-talking, complicated son of a well-known local politician—isn't part of those plans. But Liam doesn't give up easily. And he doesn't intend to let their friends' opinions, his parents' disapproval or Ava's past get in the way of what he wants--Ava's heart.

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Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty-year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she's released contemporary and paranormal romances in both the adult and New Adult genres. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Spellbinders Celebra'tions Collection (Paper Crafting product Review) #SpellBinders

"We received complimentary samples from Spellbinders as a part of the Purex Insiders blogger program. All opinions shared below about Spellbinders Celebration Kits are completely my own."

Spellbinders is a company that does all sorts of paper crafting and scrapbooking products. Loving all things crafty we were excited and curious about what products would be sent to us for review.  Spellbinders has a variety of different products including inks, dies, stamp sets, and papers.  You can get quite creative if you choose to.  

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Spellbinders Celebra'tions by Richard Garay

We received two make and take kits one was to make a celebration card and the second was to make a gift bag.  Each kit came with everything you need to create the project and very simple to follow easy directions.  I thought the directions were quite easy to follow.  In fact I think they are easy enough that preteen girls would LOVE them.  This seemed like the kind of craft activities Miss E and her friends (10 year olds) really enjoy.

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I chose to stick to the directions and make the projects that were sent to me as directed. The first kit I tried out was a card making kit.  I liked that the papers are already cut to size and you are pretty much just attaching the pieces where they go. It makes paper crafting so simple and easy.  It took less than five minutes to create the above card.  I know just the person I'm going to send this to.

The second Make and Take Project was a paper bag craft called Best Day Ever Treat Bag.  We decided to make this one for our neighbor and filled it with freshly popped popcorn for a surprise treat.  This project was simple even small children could help you do this easily .  It also took only a few minutes to follow the directions and complete the project.

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Inspired by his passion for paper crafts, event hosting and handmade greetings Richard Garay designed the line to help paper crafters and hostesses achieve beautiful results every time.  Everything is coordinated , so this cheerful, bright and exciting collection makes creating a celebration not only easy but also fun.

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Spellbinders Celebrations Many Words Clear polymer stamps set
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Second Chance Bride Book Blast Read the Reviews + $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway @PromoBookTours


Do you love a good romance?  Sandra Edwards shares a love story with Second Chance Bride. This new release is a perfect pick for your end of summer reading.  Read some of the reviews and see if this is a good fit for you and while you are here don't forget to enter the $25 amazon gift card giveaway. Thanks for joining us today for this book blast brought to you by Promotional Book Tours today.

Second-Chance-Bride resizedAfter being jilted, practically at the altar, Genie Wainwright heads to Hawaii to escape the well-meant pity party her friends and family are bound to throw on her behalf. What she never expects is to find someone to help her mend her broken heart. Donnie Taylor, owner of the posh Sapphire Bay Resort, has no interest in marriage—until he meets an unforgettable guest at the hotel. What starts out as a kindhearted gesture brings Donnie something he never expects—love!
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Author Sandra EdwardsNEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY Bestselling Author Sandra Edwards writes award-winning romance in a variety of subgenres such as paranormal (mostly time travel and reincarnation), contemporary, and suspense. She lives in the U.S. (west coast) with her husband, two kids, four dogs and one very temperamental feline. Sandra's books often push the envelope and step outside the boundaries of conventional romance. For more info on Sandra's books, visit her website at Sign up for Sandra's NEW RELEASE ALERT at

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

iTunes Gift Card Flash #MissionGiveaway ends 7/25

Flash Giveaway My kids love to get iTunes gift cards.  They use them for music and apps and all that techy stuff kids are into these days.  What about you? Do you have a friend, a kid or maybe yourself who could use an iTunes gift card? If you said,"Yes" then keep reading we think you'll like what's to come.

 This N That with Olivia is excited to host a Flash Giveaway for the Zipz Mission Giveaway Event! Through 7/25 you have the opportunity to a $10 iTunes Gift Card!  It is really easy to enter! All you have to do is enter the Mission Giveaway, where you can win a pair of Zipz shoes you and a pair for a friend from Zipz Shoes. Each pair of shoes retails for $65 each. Please make sure you enter this week’s Mission Giveaway because that is MANDATORY for winning this flash giveaway! This giveaway will be over at 11:59PM on 7/25! Good luck! Simply use the Rafflecopter form below to enter to win, good luck!    a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Jaded by Michelle Bellon Available on Amazon July 23 @promobooktours

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Looking for a new book? Jaded by Michelle Bellon is available on Amazon beginning this week July 23rd.  Find out more about this new release below. Have you read any of Michelle's other work?  I'm adding a few picks to my to be read list on good reads right now.  I love discovering a new author to follow. Don't you? 

New Release!

Jaded_highTo what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves? Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery. When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent. Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. Time passes and Reed learns that not only are Jade’s parents dead, they were murdered and she’s made an oath to one day bring them justice. No matter the price. As they grow older their love evolves but for Jade, old habits die hard and she can’t stop hurting those she loves the most. Even in the midst of searching for her parents’ killers, passion ignites and jealousy burns as Jade tests Reed’s devotion for her. Will she push him too far?

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Michelle BellonAbout the author:

Michelle Bellon lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and their four children. She drinks ungodly amounts of coffee and has an addiction to chapstick. She works at a surgery center as a registered nurse and in her spare time writes novels. She writes in the genres of romance suspense, young adult, women’s fiction, and literary fiction. She has won three literary awards.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Putting Edge Glow in the Dark Mini Golf Orlando Florida (Review) @PuttingEdge

"Living at the Whiteheads Zoo received a family pack of tickets in exchange for an honest review of Putting Edge Glow In the Dark Mini Golf. All opinions shared below are based on our own glow in the dark golfing experiences. " 

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Looking for something a little bit different perhaps an inside activity to do with the kids?  We recently visited Putting Edge in Orlando, Florida.  Putting Edge is a glow in the dark mini golf course and is completely indoors.  As a true Florida girl and many trips to Orlando as a tourist I have to say that having somewhere fun to escape the heat is great.  The day we visited it was pouring rain outside, so it was the perfect fix for our trip.

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Having fun at Putting Edge in Orlando Florida! 

What did we think of it all?  Personally I thought it was AWESOME.  I loved the vibrant colors, the music and the fact that Putting Edge is completely indoors. Making our rainy afternoon not so bad.  Miss E is 10 years old and she was into it.  C. is 5 and he loved the golfing and the fun designs he is all about shipwrecks , pirates and knights so the glow in the dark art was right up his alley.  The only negative for him was the music .  He has some trouble with loud noises and it was a little bit loud for his senses. It was definitely manageable for him and he was able to enjoy the course. There were a few areas louder than others and we just moved on if necessary.  It definitely did not bother him, because the next weekend he was asking to go back and still sharing his experience with our family and friends.  I'd say that means it was a hit.

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We enjoyed the 18 hole course 

The course is 18 holes.  It got a little bit crowded at times . There was a large party right ahead of us and sometimes we were waiting for them to finish.  The course is not a difficult one . The kids were able to do each hole without any problem.  If you are there to "play golf" and wanting a harder experience each hole also has a a challenge option posted to make it a little more difficult.

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He had a great time at Putting Edge. He talked about it for days. 

Admission is $10.50 for ages 13 years to adult and $8.50 for children 12 and under.  Group rates are available if you have a large party.  There were only four of us so that was not necessary.  Hours vary so be sure and visit the website or call before your visit to double check on times and even put yourself down for a tee time.   When you finish the 18 holes there are a couple of arcade styles games and an air hockey table you can spend some time on. Or cool off with one of the tasty Icee's. If you have a Putting Edge near by and are looking for places to hold your child's Birthday Party you should take  a look at the party packages. There are a couple of options and Miss E. says it would be a cool place to have one.   The party includes both pizza and glow in the dark golf I'm thinking the kids will be happy campers after .  Party packages begin at around $9.95 per child.

We all had a great time at Putting Edge. Would we go back? You bet! Thinking about visiting?  We have a special for our readers:  Get $2.00 off of your next visit print this coupon. Coupon expires 12/31/14.   Booking a Birthday Party save $20.00 with this printable coupon.  expires 12/31/14.  

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Win a pair of #Zipz for you and a pair of #ZipzShoes to give a friend! #MissionGiveaway

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Something about a new pair of shoes just lifts a girls spirits.  Don't you think?  I think Zipz Shoes are super cool. I love the Hi-Top Grafeeti design and Skull Rose. Wouldn't it be fun to Win not only a pair for yourself but a pair to share with a friend or maybe a kid going back to school.  Mission Giveaway is a great way to help someone to.  Good Luck!

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