Mar 042015
 

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When I was in grade school one of my sisters taught me how to knit.  I use to love making thing out of yarn.  I don’t know why I stopped but I haven’t knitted for maybe 20 years. When I was offered this Learn to Knit Kit from Craftside  I decided it was time to start knitting again. I really only knew how to just knit no fancy stitches ~ not even purling.  So I was excited to find that this kit had a book that provided step-by-step, illustrated instructions for learning basic knitting stitches. Even if you’re a beginner, when you’re done with this kit, you’ll have a warm and cozy wool scarf and the knowledge to make more!IMG_1035(1)

Along with the book the kit also included a set of US size 9 single-point knitting needles, a yarn needle, and 250 yards of smooth wool yarn.  Here is my scarf I am making.  The pattern is pretty easy and I also learned how to do the stripes without cutting off the yarn for each one.

After working on this scarf I want to make a couple more scarfs.  The thing I like about doing a project like a scarf is that it is a fast project. I like to knit in the evening while watching TV to keep my hands busy.  I should have this one finished in a short amount of time.

The author of this kit Carri Hammett is the original owner of Coldwater Collaborative, a gem of a yarn shop in Excelsior, Minnesota. Carri loves to collaborate with both her customers and her readers as together they express their love of knitting and expand their knitting knowledge and skill. She is the author of four books for CPi: Mittens and Hats for Yarn Lovers; Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers; Ready, Set, Knit Cables; and Knitting 101.

This would be a great gift for the craft minded person in your life. I would have loved this as a kid.  You can purchase your own kit for yourself or gift giving on the Amazon.com link below.


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Mar 042015
 

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A few weeks ago I wrote about a purse that I received from Robert Matthew collection, not only do they have purses and totes they have some really nice jewelry. This is the Lily Bracelet ~ I love how very feminine it is.  I had another picture but I some how deleted it so it is a bit hard to see but there are 4 round cut AAA+ cz Stones in the circle.  It is silver plated and has a Lobster Clasp Fastening.

The Lily Bracelet is just the kind of jewelry I like it is small and not too over powering. It can go from work to a night out on the town.  I love that it is in silver and looks very feminine.  I think this would be such a great gift for Mothers Day, which is right around the corner!

Robert Matthew has a very nice collection of jewelry including earrings, bracelets and necklaces.  Like I mentioned earlier in my post they have really cute purses and totes along with scarves and other accessories.

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“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 042015
 

Saddle up for a new romance from novelist Debra CloptonBetting on HopeIn Wishing Springs, Maggie finds what she has always been looking for: a community and a home. But when her past catches up to her, it threatens everything, even the tender hope that this town holds all of her heart’s desires.

Enter to win a Kindle Fire HD 6 to celebrate the release of Betting on Hope

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By Debra Clopton

Blurb:

One sophisticated advice columnist. One rough-around-the-edges cowboy. And an entire small town rooting for love. The first book in Debra Clopton’s Four of Hearts Ranch Romance series, Betting on Hope, will win your heart!

Advice columnist Maggie Hope never dreamed she’d be shaking hands with champion horse trainer Tru Monahan over a high-stakes bet, especially one that involves horses. And saddles. And everything else a city girl like Maggie feels uncomfortable around. But after filling in for a coworker and interviewing the handsome cowboy, she finds herself doing just that. Anything to save her advice column.

Despite Maggie’s two left feet, Tru is bound and determined to bring out her inner cowgirl by teaching her to ride a cutting horse — in Maggie’s eyes, a wild beast trained to separate cattle from the rest of the herd. While her riding improves, the two grow closer, but Tru knows he can never let her into his heart — for her own good.

In Wishing Springs, a community full of meddling — yet well-meaning — townsfolk, Maggie discovers a home far from what she’s ever had and exactly what she’s always longed for. But she’s holding something back—a secret with the power to destroy her reputation and any future she’s ever hoped for with the cowboy she’s come to love.

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Author Bio:

Debra Clopton is a multi-award winning novelist first published in 2005 and has written more than 22 novels. Along with writing, Debra helps her husband teach the youth at their local Cowboy Church. Debra is the author of the acclaimed Mule Hollow Matchmaker Series, and her goal is to shine a light toward God while she entertains readers with her words.


Find Debra online
: website, Facebook, Twitter

 

 

 

My Review:

Betting on Hope is one of my favorite books I read this year so far.  Maggie Hope fills in for a sick friend to do an interview of Tru Monahan who is a champion horse trainer.  Maggie is an advice columnist so doing a interview is not something she is that comfortable with.  Tru tried to make Maggie more comfortable during the interview and some how ended up challenging Maggie to learn to ride a cutting horse. Some how she is talked into going to Wishing Springs for two months to learn how to ride.  During this time she falls in love with the handsome Tru Monahan.  You will want to read Betting on Hope to see what happens – does Tru return her love?  Does the community get involved?

Giveaway:

One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • A copy of Betting on Hope

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 8th. Winner will be announced March 9th on Debra’s blog.

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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 and my responsibility.

Mar 022015
 
Welcome to the “Spring in to Spring” Giveaway Hop hosted by Heather from Mommy’s Favorite Things and Michelle from Mama’s Baby CupcakesThis hop has a Open Spring Theme, and each blog has a minimum prize package of $25 per winner. After visiting my giveaway, make sure you use the linky below to take a look at the other blogs to see what they have to offer for you! Be sure to check out the Grand Prize on Mommy’s Favorite Things blog for a chance to win from Umi Shoes and a Bubble Guppies DVD
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Robert Matthew Bracelet (ARV $69.00)
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Love2Love Freesia + Violet Petals Eau de Toilette, 3.4 fl oz  (ARV $10)
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Simple Baker – 24 Pack – Premium Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners (ARV $12)

I have three great prizes for one lucky winner.  See the prizes above.  You must be 18+ US (48).  Leave a comment on which prize would be your favorite to win.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner.  Extra entry for leaving a comment on another post.  Giveaway ends Mar 16, 2014.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

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Mar 022015
 

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TEXTING ALL HEARTS

by Various Authors

BLURB:

Texting All Hearts—Boxed Set

Seven Multi-Published Authors

What do rodeos, otherworldly encounters, exotic dancers, bondage, hot sex, refound love, and time travel have in common? Besides romantic, edge of your seat fun and intrigue, they all evolve from a single text. Seven multi-genre novellas that promise to heat your nights and warm your hearts.

Her Cowboy Dom

Bliss

Tate Hardy’s best friend leaves him all his cattle if he spends thirty days on a ranch with a woman he wants but can’t have. Jess is a nice girl, and Tate doesn’t do nice. Jessica Campbell needs her brother’s cattle as collateral for a loan. To get rid of the sexy bull rider, she suggests he teach her about D/s. When he agrees, Jess gets more than she bargained for from her cowboy Dom.

Midnight Road

Lorelei Buckley

Drew Mathews cherishes her deceased husband’s lingering spirit. When his best friend, Dominic, reveals her late spouse’s dark secrets, Drew’s crushed. She turns to Dominic and neighbors for support and stumbles into a passionate love affair and a slew of bizarre commonalities restricted to the residents of Midnight Road. As mysteries unfold, inalterable conditions threaten her romantic relationship, her life, and possibly, the world.

A Lethal Affair

Debra Jupe

With a rumored serial killer targeting exotic dancers, Daisy Piper is more than a little worried when her co-worker goes missing. Her concern escalates when a guy she’s never met shows up claiming her friend stole his laptop. A mild-mannered computer whiz on the surface, Miles Garton is a total contrast from the streetwise Daisy. But he’s on a mission of his own, making the jaded stripper suspicious. Fighting each other, a mutual attraction, and the truth, they team up to find the missing woman.

Sexting Texas

Darah Lace

Texas Tallulah Taylor never thought she’d be turned on by a dirty text from a stranger, one that leads to a delicious sexting session with her best friend. Will Sanderson never thought the love of his life would see him as anything but a friend. Maybe sexting Texas will show her this cowboy aims to give her the ride of her life…for the rest of her life.

The Dom Delivers

Nese Lane

He’s a Dominant, and she’s as vanilla as they come…

Designer Jenna Jaynes enjoys the safe bubble of her creative world, until her delivery guy bursts through and steals her heart. CFO Aden Kelley’s regimented world is thrown into chaos when a spitfire dressmaker captures his soul. Will the Dom convince vanilla to swirl?

Wounded Hearts

Linda LaRoque

Sarah Lawson’s fiancé Logan Miller died in Afghanistan. She receives a text from Brandon Perdue, one of his war buddies, who wants to meet and deliver a message from Logan. Physically and emotionally scarred, Brandon values Sarah’s friendship. Sarah wants their relationship to deepen, but he fears she’s projecting her feelings for Logan on to him.

Pale With Color

Susan JP Owens

Cheyenne Clark doubts Captain Joseph Westerly’s beliefs about reincarnation, but a twenty-first century gal stuck in1862, during the Battle of Gettysburg, creates a new perception about philosophies and physics. After Joseph’s death, Cheyenne returns to her time period and anticipates his rebirth. Will Joseph find her?

Excerpt from Midnight Road:

Drew fixed the buckle of her overalls. “Roland’s disorderly. I think as far as spirits go he’s in ghost preschool. Maybe dumping food on the floor is equivalent to finger painting.”

Dominic’s rich brown skin paled. “This is a joke, right?”

Above the window seat, a curtain rod yanked off the hooks and struck Dominic on the head. Astonished, he tumbled backward and collapsed on the seat’s cushion.

“Plants, food, window treatments, he’s done in here. I’ll be back. I’m going to the study. He likes to fling books.” She rushed onward, thrilled Dominic witnessed the phenomenon. Now they could have a real heart-to-heart. Well, eventually, when the color returned to his face

My Review:

I love these sets of books. It is great being able to read a number of authors and finding a new favorite. I liked all of the stories but I think my favorite was Wounded Hearts.  Logan died while serving his country.  His best friend wanted to give Sarah a message but she also finds she has feelings for Brandon.  I think you will find each book will hold your interest and hopefully you find a new favorite author.

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Bio for Linda LaRoque

Linda LaRoque is a Texas girl, but the first time she got on a horse, it tossed her in the road dislocating her right shoulder. Forty years passed before she got on another, but it was older, slower, and she was wiser. Plus, her students looked on and it was important to save face.

A retired teacher who loves West Texas, its flora and fauna, and its people, Linda’s stories paint pictures of life, love, and learning set against the raw landscape of ranches and rural communities in Texas and the Midwest. She is a member of RWA, her local chapter of HOTRWA, NTRWA and Texas Mountain Trail Writers.

Linda writes contemporary western romances, time travel romances and futuristic romances.

Visit Linda at these locations.

linda@lindalaroque.com

http://www.lindalaroqueauthor.blogspot.com

www.lindalaroque.com

https://www.facebook.com/linda.laroque

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/649259.Linda_LaRoque

Linda’s Amazon Page

https://www.pinterest.com/lindalaroque/

Links for other authors:

Bliss

email: Bliss@blissauthor.com

website: www.blissauthor.com

blog: http://www.blissauthor.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bliss-Author/1390497911252444?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/blissauthor

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/blissauthor

www.loreleibuckley.com

 

Lorelei Buckley

Website: www.loreleibuckley.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/loreleibuckley/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lorelei_Buckley

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lorelei.buckley.7?fref=nf

 

Debra Jupe

DebraJupe@gmail.com

www.facebook.authordebrajupe.com

twitter: @DebJupeAuthor

www.debrajupe.wordpress.com

debrajupe@facebook.com

www.pintress.com/debjupe

https://www.goodreads.com/DebraJupe

 

Darah Lace

darah@darahlace.com

Blog: ‪www.darahlace.blogspot.com

Facebook: ‪www.facebook.com/darahlace

Twitter: @DarahLace

Pintrest: ‪pinterest.com/darahlace

 

Nese Lane

www.NeseLane.com

www.facebook.com/NeseLane

www.twitter.com/NeseLane

www.pinterest.com/neselane/

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7351128.Nese_Lane

http://instagram.com/neselane

 

Susan JP Owens

Web Site: www.SusanJPOwens.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Susan-JP-Owens-Author/241228112562016?ref=hl

Twitter: @SusanJPOwens

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/susanjpowens/

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7423925.Susan_J_P_Owens

Buy Link: http://amzn.com/B00TEO3TU6

Giveaway is $25 Amazon/BN GC:

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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Feb 272015
 

Here is another group giveaway.  I have used these Crystal Wash and like them.  This giveaway ends 3/14/15.

Crystal Wash 2.0 Giveaway – A Whole New Way To Clean Laundry! #crystalwash ~ 2 WINNERS!

CrystalWash111Deliciously Savvy & Heartbeats ~ Soul Stains are teaming up to Host a Giveaway for 2 Lucky Winners to Receive Crystal Wash 2.0! ( $50 ARV each) This is an amazing product that I am already In love with after only 2 washes!

 

Check Out Crystal Wash HERE

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Giveaway Dates: 12 AM EST 2/28 until 12 AM EST 3/14

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Feb 272015
 

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I have used a number of products from Adovia.  Adovia products contain mud, salt and mineral’s from the Dead Sea.  I recently have been using Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts.  I have found that Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts have a high concentration of minerals which are essential for proper skin health and beauty.  There are over 26 essential minerals that the body needs for natural soothing and relaxation in the Dead Sea Bath Salts.

Soaking in Dead Sea Bath Salts  helps provide relief from aches and pains. It helps rejuvenate, exfoliate and soften your skin. It is also good for people who have psoriasis, eczema and arthritis. Using Dead Sea salts to soothe dry skin, joint and muscle aches and pains is a fast, effective, and natural way to find relief.

I found that soaking in a bath tub with Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts is relaxing.  After a long day or if I am having problems sleeping I find soaking in the Adovia Dead Sea Bath Salts helps me unwind and sleep better.  I like to soak for about 20-30 minutes.   All I do is fill the tub with warm water, not too hot and add about 1 cup of the Dead Sea Bath Salts – I let it dissolve before getting into the water.  Then after I soak for awhile I will rinse off in the shower.  I find it easier to sleep then.  The package of Adovia Dead Sea Salt is  resealable and easy to store.

You can purchase you own Adovia Dead Sea Salt on the link below from Amazon.com.


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“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.”

Feb 272015
 

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I love to bake and one of my favorite things to make is cupcakes and muffins.  Most weekends you will find a batch of one of them in my oven.  I recently have started using Silicone Baking Cups.  I have always disliked having to peel the paper off of my creations. I recently received these premium silicone baking cups from The Simple Baker. I really think they work great.

They come in six fun colors – pink, orange, yellow, blue and purple – 4 of each color.  They are BPA free and will last a lifetime.  I like that all I have to do is fill them  and put them on a baking tray.  The silicone baking cups hold their shape while backing.  The cups are heat resistant up to 475 degrees, they are non-stick, stain resistant and dishwasher safe. I love that I can use them over and over again.

So far I have made cupcakes in The Simple Baker Silicone Baking Cups but I have plans to do cheesecakes and I think they would be great to make chocolate molds by lining the cup and then freezing.  I think filling the chocolate molds with mousse.  I have lots of ideas that I want to try with these cups.

You can purchase your own Simple Baker Silicone Baking Cups 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.”

Feb 272015
 

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I love fragrances that are romantic and make me feel very girly.  I recently received a bottle of Freesia + Violet Petals which is from the love2love collection. IMG_1024(1)It is a very feminine fragrance.  To me this fragrance is very soft.  The top notes are delicately sweet mix of peach blossom, lily petals and lavender blooms.  Then come the feminine heart notes of freesia, rose and violet blossom and the base notes of the fragrance are Sheer musk, heliotropine and cedarwood almost seem to emerge spontaneously.

The Freesia + Violet Petals are the perfect scent for me ~ love2love has three more scents that might be more appealing to you. They include:

Orange Blossom + White Musk ~ Vibrant, joyful and radiant

Fresh Rose + Peach ~ Floral, delicate and romantic

Jasmine + Sparkling Mimosa ~ Crisp, invigorating and carefree

What ever scent is right for you can be found nationwide at Walmart at an affordable price.  I think this would be the perfect Easter or Mothers Day Gift or even just a gift for you!

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.”

Feb 272015
 

Here is a helpful chart to help you find the perfect fit bra

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