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I really was excited to get this Expandable Hose.  Rex and I had looked at getting one for some time so when I had the chance to review this one I was happy to.  It starts at 25 feet but once you turn the water on it expands to 75 feet.  Then when you are done and the water has drained it goes back to 25 feet.

When I was talking about the hose at work – one of my co-workers said be careful – if you put the water on full blast it will burst.  Well not this Quality Source Expandable Hose it is the strongest hose available at 100-PSI or Pounds per Square Inch working pressure.  It is so light weight and flexible. It does not kink, tangle or twist up when using it.

It is great for spraying off the back porch and Rex loves to use it to wash my car.  We really like how easy it is to store as it does not take up much room.  Rex keeps it in the bucket he uses to wash my car in our back storage unit.

If you would like to purchase the same Quality Source Expandable Hose as I have you can do so on the link below form Amazon.com.


Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Apr 012015
 

About The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Blu-Ray

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the third in a trilogy of films adapting the enduringly popular masterpiece The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien. “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company has unwittingly unleashed a deadly force into the world.

Special Features on the Blu-Ray combo pack include:

• New Zealand: Home of Middle-earth Part 3
• Recruiting the Five Armies
• Completing Middle-earth: A Six-Part Saga
• Completing Middle-earth: A Seventeen-Year Journey
• The Last Goodbye: Behind the Scenes
• Music Video
• Trailers

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I have one copy to giveaway to one of my readers.  You must be 18+ US. Take the quiz to find out if they’re Brave like Bilbo and leave a comment. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner.  Giveaway ends Apr 14, 2015. Enter daily for more chances to win.

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Apr 012015
 

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by Brenda Novak

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4.5 Stars TOP PICK from RT Book Reviews!

First love. Second chance?

As the daughter of a hoarder, Phoenix Fuller had a tough childhood. So when the handsome, popular Riley Stinson became her boyfriend in high school, she finally felt as though she had something to be proud of. Phoenix was desperate not to lose him—especially once she found out she was pregnant. Yes, she might have acted a bit obsessive when he broke up with her. But she did not run down the girl he started dating next.

Unfortunately, there was no way to prove her innocence. Now, after serving her time in prison, Phoenix has been released. All she wants to do is return to Whiskey Creek and get to know her son. But Jacob’s father isn’t exactly welcoming.

Riley doesn’t trust Phoenix, doesn’t want her in Jacob’s life. He is, however, ready to find someone to love. And he wants a good mother for his son. He has no idea that he’s about to find both!

Excerpt:

His voice had a rough edge that made her fear he wasn’t taking what she’d said as the apology she’d intended. “Right,” she said. “Sex and love are two different things, and boys can make that distinction more easily than girls. That’s all I’m saying. I get that now.”

“I see. What a great thing to learn.”

Was he being sarcastic? She was so confused. “It was a lesson I needed. And learning it the way I did means I’ll never forget.”

A muscle moved in his cheek.

“I’m sorry,” she said. “Did I say something wrong? I was trying to apologize for…for falling in love with you. Or for holding on to you when I should’ve let go.” None of this was coming out right. She could tell that much, so she stopped trying to explain and opted for the direct approach. “Regardless of anything else, know this―I promise I’ll never single you out like that again or do anything else to make you uncomfortable.”

There. That had to be clear. She smiled up at him, hoping what she’d said would finally meet with his approval. But there was that damn frown again. “What’s wrong?” she asked.

“Nothing. Don’t worry. You nailed it. And so innocently, too.”

She pressed her fingers to her temples. The pain meds had really kicked in. “I admit my thoughts are…somewhat disjointed. What, exactly, did I nail?”

“That you can’t trust a guy,” he replied. “That a guy doesn’t know what love is.”

That sounded a bit harsh. Had she actually said those things? “Maybe not all guys,” she clarified.

“Okay. Only me,” he said and walked out.

“I was trying to apologize!” she called after him.

He shook his head as he turned back. “For ever loving me?”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Brenda Novak is the author of fifty books. A four-time Rita nominee, she has won many awards, including the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Book Buyer’s Best, the Daphne, and the Holt Medallion. She also runs Brenda Novak for the Cure, a charity to raise money for diabetes research (her youngest son has this disease). To date, she’s raised $2.4 million. For more about Brenda, please visit www.brendanovak.com.

 

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My Review:

I have always liked Brenda Novak’s books and This Heart of Mine was no different.  I didn’t know that it was part of a series and now will need to read the other Whiskey Creek books. Phoenix spent some time in jail for a crime she did not commit.  She was said to have murdered Riley her ex-boyfriend and father of her son Jacob’s girlfriend.  She didn’t do it. When she got out of jail she didn’t know what she was going to do.  No job, no money and no place to go.  Riley doesn’t trust Phoenix, doesn’t want her in Jacob’s life. Even after all that happened Phoenix still has feelings for Riley – no matter how she tries to ignore them. You will want to read This Heart is Mine to see if Phoenix loses her heart again.  You will enjoy This Heart of Mine as much as I did.

Giveaway:

Brenda Novak is giving away a Kindle Fire HD 6 (16 GB) US Only.  Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more they comment, the better their chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here .

 

 

 
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Between now and neverBetween Now and Never by Laura Johnston

Buh boom, buh boom.

My heart thrusts with a force that takes me by surprise. Telling me something I don’t understand. A splitting pain, a longing to slip back under. They tell me I was in a hit-and-run, but I can’t remember what happened that night. All I know is that I woke up with pictures in my pocket, a card from one of those photo booths in the mall. And I’m in the pictures. Cody Rush. Me and…

Julianna.

Her brother was there that night, and my dad, the FBI agent, was the one who put her mom behind bars. What’s the connection? And why won’t Julianna talk to me now? Somehow, she holds the key to it all, and getting close–real close—to her for the answers I need will be no hardship at all…

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Praise for Between Now & Never
“A romance that will keep teens turning pages.” ~ Janette Rallison

“This was a lot different than I was expecting and I was honestly surprised with how much I enjoyed it. The cover led me to believe this would be a cute, love story but it was a suspenseful and gripping read.” ~ Review from Goodreads

“Best book I read all year! On the edge of your seat suspense, heartwarming romance, and characters to cheer for—Between Now and Never is one you won’t want to miss.” ~Kelly Nelson, author of The Keeper’s Saga

“I had the privilege to read BETWEEN NOW AND NEVER when it was in manuscript form. I loved loved loved it from page one! Laura Johnson is such a talented author — really looking forward to reading more of her work!” ~Kay Lynn Mangum, author of The Secret Journal of Brett Colton

Excerpt:

 A Dimple-Loaded Smile…and a Challenge.

JULIANNA

“Listen”—I cut him off before his flirtatious ways turn me into a puddle of mush at his feet—“for the record, that whole photo booth . . . incident . . . didn’t mean anything, okay?”

He sits up, leaning forward to pull a wallet from his back pocket. He fishes something out and slaps it down on the coffee table.

“Oh, yeah?” he challenges. “What about that?”

I glance down at the pictures—the photo-booth pictures. His index finger taps the third picture, the one of him practically kissing my neck. The nerve! I feel a wave of heat rising up my neck and into my cheeks. Wait, he keeps this in his wallet?

“Pulling out that dimple-loaded smile of yours and doing . . .” I fish for a term to describe what he’s doing in that picture. Smelling my hair? Kissing my ear? It’s too intimate, too personal to articulate. “. . . doing . . . that. . . might win over every other girl who comes your way, but it doesn’t work for me.”

“Oh, yeah?” he asks again and leans in dangerously close, his tone doubtful. His gaze drops from my eyes to my lips. “What does do it for you, Julianna?”

The sound of my name on his lips sinks right to my core, rich and tempting. Like chocolate. Isn’t the admiration of three fourths of the Highland High School female student body enough for him? Why is he toying with me?

“You would like to know, wouldn’t you?” I ask, loading as much spite into that challenge as possible. One side of his lips kicks up, like he’s thoroughly enjoying this.

My Review:

I really enjoyed Between Now and Never.  It was easy to read. I think this would be a great book for a teen.  It is clean and has interesting characters.  Julianna spends most of her time by herself.  Then she starts tutoring Cody who is good looking and very popular and things turn into more than a friendship.

 

Laura Rewind to You AuthorAuthor Laura Johnston

Laura Johnston lives in Utah with her husband and two children. Growing up with five siblings, a few horses, peach trees, beehives and gardens, she developed an active imagination and always loved a good story. She fell in love with the young adult genre both through her experience in high school as well as her job later as a high school teacher. Laura enjoys running, playing tennis, sewing, traveling, writing, and above all, spending time with her husband and kids.

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A Heart’s Disguise (Thomas Nelson, March 2015)In the aftermath of the Civil War, a young woman searches for her lost love at the edge of the West.

The Civil War has destroyed Sarah Montgomery’s marriage before it’s even begun.After Sarah receives word that her fiancé, Rand Campbell, has been killed fighting for the Union, her brothers and ailing father persuade her to pledge herself to Ben Croftner—despite her strong misgivings. But when Sarah finds out that Rand is in fact alive—and that Ben Croftner knew it—she indignantly breaks off the engagement and goes in search of Rand.

But Ben Croftner does not take rejection lightly—and a single woman with a sick father makes an easy target. When Sarah is abducted by her treacherous fiancé, Rand finally comes to her aid . . . only to reveal that he has been posted at Fort Laramie, Wyoming, and intends to take her there as his wife.

But could Sarah leave her dying father’s side for the love of her life? And what plans are forming in the jealous heart of Ben Croftner?

Purchase a copy: http://bit.ly/1b01Z1h
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About the author:Colleen Coble

has sold over 2 million novels worldwide. Seagrass Pier, the third installment in her acclaimed Hope Beach series, marks a new highpoint for emotion and complexity in Coble’s addictive brand of romantic suspense.

Find Colleen online: website, Twitter, Facebook
My Review:
A Heart’s Disguise is the first of a 6 books series set in the post Civil War era.  It is a 90 page afternoon read which I really liked.  Sara was to marry Rand but told he died during the war.  So her dad arranged for another husband that would also help her family by marrying Ben ~ she was not in love with him but thought she needed to do what was best for her family.  Then something surprising happens. You will want to read A Heart’s Disguise to see what happens and the other 5 books that follow.
Kaisy1
I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest.
Mar 312015
 

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Go From Ordinary to Extraordinary With Airbrush Makeup

If you think that airbrush makeup is only for celebrities and models, think again. Temptu has made the same professional-grade products used on the red carpet and the runway available to everyone. Airbrush makeup is easy to apply and effortlessly makes the transition from day to night. Whether you are being photographed by paparazzi or simply snapping selfies wherever you go, your flawless face will be ready for the camera, as fashion blogger Negan Mirsalehi shows on a Nylon X Temptu video.

Negan’s makeup looks great all day long—even after eating a cupcake laden with frosting! She also goes behind the scenes at Mercedes-Benz Fashion week and mingles with models wearing Charlotte Ronson and Temptu makeup.

How to Apply

It takes a bit of practice to master the art of applying airbrush makeup, as Negan explains on her blog, but once you do, it’s only a matter of seconds from start to finish. You may want to practice with water as you read the manual to become familiar with each different setting.

Once you are ready to apply the makeup, make sure that your face is clean and dry and pull back your hair to protect it from overspray. Next, apply primer to create a smooth surface, then attach the foundation color of your choice to the machine. Turn the dial to the 3 o’clock position and, holding the gun approximately six inches from your skin, spray your face thoroughly using small circular motions. Be sure to keep your wrist steady. Next, switch out your foundation with a bronzer and change the dial to a setting with more accurate control—like 12 o’clock—to apply the makeup to your cheekbones or T-zone in the same manner. The system can also be used to apply color to your cheeks, eyelids, and even your lips if you desire.

The Lips Have It

If you prefer good, old-fashioned lipstick to airbrushed lip color, Temptu recently launched eight new shades of lipstick in collaboration with Nylon Magazine. A variety of women—including a content creator, a DJ and lyricist, and a CEO—were all photographed for the magazine wearing different shades of Color True Lipstick. The photo shoot illustrates how stunning average, ordinary women look with the right makeup products.

With airbrush makeup, you can achieve the same flawless finish that you see on celebrities in the glossy pages of Nylon and models on the runway in less time than it takes to apply traditional makeup products.

Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mar 272015
 


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It has been awhile since I have played any games.  When growing up we use to get a couple games at Christmas and spent lots of evenings playing with my brothers and sisters.  I was excited to play Martian Dice Game.   Here is the description of the game.

Your mission in Martian Dice, is to swoop down on the pathetic denizens of the primitive planet “Earth”, and to scoop up as many of the inhabitants as you can manage. We are interested in samples of the Chicken, Cow, and Human populations, so that we can determine which of them is actually in charge. The Earthlings might manage to put up a feeble defense, but surely nothing that a small taste of your Death Rays can’t handle. Make Mars proud be the first Martian to fill your abduction quota.

Rex and I have played a couple times and we have had fun doing it – it is pretty fast-paced dice game and you can finish in about 30-45 minutes.  You play with 13 dice on the first roll and it changes each time you roll.  The main objective is to get at least one human, cow and chicken in a roll.

It’s a fun game and doesn’t take much space to play or store. It makes for a fun night and lots of laughter.  You can purchase your own Martian Dice Game on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1
“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mar 262015
 

resize_0814dea39739a0547878ab45e6bd4fd86289846436cc31394bcb0341d9b889a75e9d6870256256Here is another one of those great copper mugs.  This Moscow Mule Mug is polished smooth and has a unique design with a thumb place holder for a firm grip.  It is made out of solid copper plate construction with a polished steel lining and brass handle.

I really like how large the mug is – 16 ounces perfect for a summer time cocktail.  I think it will be nice to use while I am sitting on the back porch either entertaining or enjoy a nice quite night reading or just people watching.  The Moscow Mule Mug is made for keeping cold beverages cold.

The Moscow Mule Mug is not dishwasher or microwave save. So you will need to remember after enjoying your beverages to hand wash the mug and dry it.  They will last a long time and keep the nice shine if you take care of them correctly.

Here is a simple and refreshing drink to make in your mug:

Simple Moscow Mule Recipe
Squeeze lime juice into Moscow Mule Copper Mug
Add 2 or 3 ice cubes
Pour in 2 oz of vodka
Fill with 4 to 6 oz of cold ginger beer
Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve with a stirring rod

I think the drink sounds just right for a nice hot day!  If you would like to purchase your own Moscow Mule Mug you can use the link below to purchase it on Amazon.com.


Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mar 262015
 


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Here is what you can expect when using both the Vitamin C Serum Advanced and the Phytocerimedes Advanced Skin Care System ~ on the first day of use you will notice a tighter and smoother skin. It will also tingle a bit and be a bit more rosy in color.  After a week you should notice a reduction in visibil dark spots, fine lines and wrinkles. By the second week of continued use you will notice that the deeper wrinkles are starting to fade and the skin around your neck will become tighter.

I have been using both products for a few weeks now and have noticed that my skin feels tighter and it is smooth.  I like how easy it is to use – 1 capsule in the morning and a small amount of serum on my face and neck in the morning and at night.

If you would like to purchase the Vitamin C Serum Advanced and the Phytocerimedes Advanced Skin Care System you can do so on the link below from Amazon.com.


Kaisy1

“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

Mar 252015
 

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The Promise of Palm Grove (Avon Inspire, January 2015)

Leona must decide: Does she follow the path set out before her? Or take a chance with only the promise of what could be to guide her?

A young Amish woman finds herself torn between the man she’s pledged to wed and the man her heart desires in this heartwarming story of chance, duty, and choice in the face of love—the first volume in the beloved New York Times bestselling author’s new Amish Brides of Pinecraft series.

Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini-vacation in the pretty town of Pinecraft. Her girlfriends think she’s happy because she’s away from the stress of wedding planning. They have no idea that Leona’s real joy is in being away from her fiancé.

Edmund is a good man, and will make a decent husband . . . just not for Leona. The more time she spends with him and his overbearing ways, the less she wants to be his wife. Her cousins are sure Edmund is the right man for her—and their certainty makes Leona begin to doubt herself. But when a chance encounter with a wayward cat brings her face-to-face with a handsome, fun-loving Amish man named Zachary Kauffman, Leona’s faced with two vastly different futures.

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About the author:

Shelley Shepard Gray is a two-time New York Times bestseller, a two-time USA Today bestseller, a finalist for the American Christian Fiction Writers prestigious Carol Award, and a two-time Holt Medallion winner. She lives in Southern Ohio, where she writes full-time, bakes too much, and can often be found walking her dachshunds on her town’s bike trail.

Find Shelley online: website
My Review:
I really enjoyed The Promise of Palm Grove.  I really like that it took place in Pinecraft Florida, it sounds like a place I would want to visit. I was happy that Leona was able to get away for a vacation and away from her finance Edmund.  He was kind of a jerk to Leona and didn’t seem to really care about her happiness.  The Promise of Palm Grove really kept my attention and I was happy with the ending.  I really didn’t want the book to end as I wanted to keep hearing about the characters.  It was a good heartwarming book.
Kaisy1I received a Copy of this book from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for the review, and the review is honest and mine.