Apr 162014
 

Baby Dipper - Messy Baby Round 2 Announcement FB PostWe are proud sponsors of the first annual Messiest Baby Contest! 200 photos of the cutest and messiest babies ages 0-5 have been submitted. Round 1 is over and the contest has been narrowed down to the top 32 photos with the most votes. Now it’s time to place your vote in Round 2 for your favorite photo or photos (you may vote 1x per day, per bracket, per IP address). So in case you cannot decide on one, you can vote for more than one!

The cool part is, once you vote you are eligible to enter the exclusive giveaway! Winner receives over 30 must-have baby and kids products, gift cards, and even gifts for moms like Jinja Jewelry and Rockin’ Green Soap!

HOW IT WORKS

Round 2 has begun! You can vote here now. Each of the top photos from round 1 are facing off in pairs of two. You will be able to vote for your favorite photo in each pair (1 vote per day, per bracket, per IP address). The photo with the most votes in each bracket will advance in the competition (and also win a Baby Dipper bowl set, a no-slip, unique bowl that makes mealtime clean and fun!). Every THREE days, the winning photos in each pair will be re-bracketed into new pairs of two for another round of photo face-offs. You will continue to vote for your favorite photos in each round to determine the winner! The last photo with the most votes at 4PM EST on May 1st will be crowned the Messiest Baby and win a grand prize of over 30 top baby/kids/mom prizes.

Here is the schedule of when new brackets will be posted; make sure to come back and vote during each:

  • On Saturday, April 19th at 4PM EST, we will upload the new brackets.
  • On Tuesday, April 22nd at 4PM EST, we will upload the new brackets.
  • On Friday, April 25th at 4PM EST, we will upload the new brackets.
  • On Monday, April 28th at 4PM EST, we will upload the new brackets.
  • On Wednesday May 1st at 4PM EST, we will determine the winning photo (photo with most votes in last bracket currently standing)

YOU CAN WIN TOO! Second Grand Prize Package up for Grabs

A second winner will be chosen from the pool of people who voted during the contest; this could be you! The 2nd winner will receive a grand prize pack of over 30 prizes too! Enter giveaway here.

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Apr 162014
 

logoI love to shop online.  I also love when I find some place that has products that are a good value.  I was looking for a new purse for Easter and I found RoseWholesale.com.  They have a lot of great products at good prices.  Many of the items come with free shipping.  Here are a couple I really liked.

1371753672513-P-887204 Wouldn’t this Vintage Ribbon Bowknot Embellished Straw Hat be perfect for Easter?  I always remember we would get a new dress for Easter and sometimes a hat and maybe even a purse.  We always went to sun rise service and then came back home for boiled onion skinned eggs.  1392829408735-P-1499944

 

Isn’t this Fashion Rhinestone Flower Hair Band pretty and elegant? I have long hair and this would be just  perfect and it is only $5.08.  As you can see RoseWholesale.com has lots of items ~ they have clothes, accessories and even makeup supplies.

 

1394643377807-P-1544690 Here are some Trendy Women’s Sandals With Metal and Flip-Flop Design.  I hate wearing shoes but I love to show off my toes in sandals.  These are only $10.63 and come in black and also in pink.

If you are looking for something new to add to your wardrobe I am sure you can find it here. RoseWholesale.com has plenty to choose from.  Make sure you check their sizing so what you get fits.

RoseWholesale.com has offered one of my readers the chance to pick one item that cost from $10-$15.  You must be 18+ US(48). Leave a comment on what you would like ~ you can always change your mind. Extra entry for following RoseWholesale.com on Facebook. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends on Easter – Apr 20, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

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Apr 162014
 

Righting a wrong

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Righting a Wrong by Rachael Anderson

Seven years ago, Cambri Blaine fled her small hometown of Bridger, Colorado after her senior year ended in a fiasco. Only Jace Sutton knew the real reason why—that she was a spineless coward. Now, seven years later, her father’s been in an accident and needs help, and Cambr has no choice but to return home. So with trepidation, she takes a leave of absence from the landscape architecture firm where she works and boards a plane, hoping against hope that Jace is no longer around and that the past can stay where it belongs—in the past.

If only life worked that way.

Jace never expected to see Cambri again. After she’d led him on, bruised his heart, and left town without a backward glance, he was forced to pick up the pieces and try not to hate her for it. Eventually, he put it behind him and moved on, creating a life for himself in his beloved hometown. But now that Cambri is back and looking more beautiful and sophisticated than ever, some of those old feelings resurface, and Jake instinctively knows, for the sake of his heart, that he needs to avoid her at all costs.

If only it were that easy.

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RachaelAuthor Rachael Anderson

A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

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Updated Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series

Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors.

“Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love.”

Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford

Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin

Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson

Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White

Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver

Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

Excerpts

She rested her hand on his arm, but when he tensed, she pulled it away. “University Park and Charlotte are beautiful cities with so much to offer, but Bridger isn’t without its charms. Coming back here is like entering a different world.”

“An archaic world.”

“That’s not what I’m talking about,” said Cambri. “People here know and care about each other. When you walk down the street, you pass friends instead of strangers. The air is cleaner, the pace slower, and the world calmer. I’m pretty sure the sky is even bluer.”

Jace slung his bag over her shoulder and leveled her a hard look. “Actions speak louder than words, Cambri. Or are you forgetting you left for bluer skies six years ago?”

Her gaze held steady. “Sometimes it takes seeing other skies to know which is bluer.”

One eye brow quirked as he considered her words. “What are you saying? That you’ve had your fill of city life and want to move back?”

Cambri looked away. Was she saying that? No, of course not. That would be crazy. She was happy in Charlotte. “All I’m saying is that I appreciate Bridger a lot more than I used to.”

He let out a low chuckle that didn’t sound even close to humorous. “Like I said, actions speak louder than words.” He started to walk past her, then paused, looking beyond her to the back door. “You talk of passing friends instead of strangers, but in my experience, friends are really just strangers disguised as familiar faces.” His arm brushed against her shoulder as he left, and an uncomfortable, almost palpable, sensation spread down her arm and landed with a thud in her gut.

My Review:

I love The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series each story fits together with the ones before it and they are written by different authors.  In this book Righting a Wrong Cambri comes home to take care of her dad after he had major surgery.  Her mother had died years ago and Cambri and her father were not close.  Cambri thought she was a disappointment to her father.

Seven years earlier Cambri had went away to school and then started a job in North Carolina doing landscape designs.  She was very good and loved her job.  While back home she ran into Jace her old boyfriend and seeing him reminded her of how much she loved him and missed him.  She tried to avoid him but she ran into him all the time.  He had bought the house that Cambri had loved and always said she was going to live there.  Jace was working on remodeling it.

Cambri had some hard decisions to make – Did she move back and rekindle her relationship with Jace? or did she just go back to her job?  Did her relationship with her father improve?  You will want to read Righting a Wrong to find out.  Read all the books in this series so far they have been great!

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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.

Apr 152014
 

crazy cuizine

I like to find some easy items to add to my nightly menus that taste good ~ so I like trying new things.  Last week I made Mandarin Orange Chicken from Crazy Cuizine. Crazy Cuizine is a a  line of  delicious and authentic  Asian  dishes inspired  by  classic Japanese,  Chinese and  Korean recipes  that  lend  themselves to  creativity in the  kitchen.

The Crazy Cuizine meals offers  a  variety of  fully-cooked  chicken, beef  and pork  dishes, all  of  which are high in  protein  and free of  preservatives,  trans-fat and  MSG. Easy to  prepare and  ready in 15  minutes  or  less,  the versatile and  time-saving recipes are  perfect  for lunch or  dinner  paired with  your  favorite grains  or  fresh vegetables,  as well as  at parties  served as bite-size  appetizers.

I like how easy the meals are to make and they taste great.  IMG_0032 Here are big meaty piece of chicken.  When I made the Mandarin Orange Chicken I just opened the package of chicken and placed it on a baking sheet and baked it for the amount of time the package suggested.  The sauce comes in a separate package you place that in hot water to warm it.  By the sauce being on the side it helps the chicken stay crispy and if you don’t like the sauce it taste great by itself!  After the chicken is done you place the chicken in a bowl and mix it all together.  I served mine with fried rice.

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The next time I make the Mandarin Orange Chicken I am going to use it on a salad with shredded cabbage, bean sprouts, green onions, mandarin oranges, something crunchy like cashews or jiciama, then the chicken and use the sauce like a dressing.  I have that on next weeks menu. I can’t wait to try the chicken this way. That’s another thing I like – how many different ways you can use the products.

Crazy Cuizine has  a variety of meals that can be found at your local Albertsons, Costco and a few other stores including the following:

  • Mandarin Orange Chicken
  • Teriyaki chicken
  • Tangerine Beef
  • General Tso’s Chicken
  • Korean BBQ Chicken
  • Potstickers in both Chicken or in Pork

For the month of April you can find the Teriyaki Chicken, a steamed  chicken breast with an original, mouth watering teriyaki  sauce, at  Costco locations nationwide. I need to stop in and get some – I love rice bowls for lunch and I think the Teriyaki Chicken will be perfect!

I have an extra coupon I would like to share with one of my readers.  You must be 18+ US. Leave a comment on which product you think sounds the best. Extra entry for following Crazy Cuizine on Facebook.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends Apr 29, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

Kaisy1

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Apr 152014
 

Rabbids actionSome fun new toys from  McFarlane Toys can be found nationwide at Walmart and Toys R Us just in time for Easter. They are a hilarious line of Rabbids Invasion toys and collectibles.

Rabbids Sound and Action Figures 2-Packs
Two things you can always expect when dealing with Rabbids are chaotic situations and a lot of Bwaaahing, and these new sound and action figures bring those two iconic inevitabilities together! Each wacky Rabbid figure comes with a zany play-action and assorted sounds that will have you bwaahing out of your seat! Each figure has a hang clip that attaches to coats, zippers, backpacks, purses and much more, so you can take your Rabbids with you everywhere. Collect them all! Available at Walmart for $12.97.

rabbids PlushRabbids Plush
You may think Rabbids are cute and cuddly … well, they are! Pick up these five uniquely soft, lovable, yet wacky plush Rabbids! Each squeezable Rabbid includes iconic facial expressions, and two come with crazy costumes for even more Rabbid fun! Loco Libre, Super Bwaaah, and three different White Rabbids Plush are all 11-inches from feet to ears. Available at Walmart for $12.97.

 

There are also a few other Rabbids Toys including Rabbids Plunger Blaster, Rabbids Mini Figure Blind Bag and Rabbids Mini Figure 6-Pack.  I am sure they would be a hit for any Easter Basket.

About McFarlane Toys
McFarlane Toys is the fifth largest action figure manufacturer in the United States. Established in 1994, the international award-winning company has expanded into licensed products to become one of the premiere action figure producers on the planet.

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Apr 152014
 

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Apr 152014
 

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Apr 152014
 

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Tara Buck has always been the good sister, level-headed by comparison to Scarlett, her flaky, impulsive twin. But when Tara learns her fiancé has been cheating on her with one of his school students, the orderly world she’s created for herself suddenly feels as if it’s falling apart. For years she chose the safe option, but from now on she’s going to live a little, stretch her wings…be a little daring. And if that means acting on the long-suppressed feelings she’s always had for Reid Dalton, then so be it!

Reid has wanted Tara from the moment he met her, but she’s always been out of bounds. Not only is she his patrol partner at the Bozeman PD, she’s also engaged. But then her relationship blows up, and Reid finds himself battling his own instinct to stake his claim with the finest, hottest woman he’s ever known.

Even if anything did happen between them, it would only ever be temporary – Reid’s a born wanderer, while Tara’s roots run deep in Marietta. So even if things are good between them, it seems their romance is destined to be short and sweet…

Tara’s twin sister, Scarlett, also has a Spring Brides story: look out for Second Chance Bride by Trish Morey. Details from montanabornbooks.com

Excerpt:

She pulled away, instinctively licking her lips to soothe them. Reid’s gaze followed the movement, and she was close enough to see his pupils dilate and his nostrils flare.

She went very still. And then she did something she’d been wanting to do for a very long time: she leaned close and kissed him, properly this time.

His mouth was warm, and she could taste the sweetness of the lemon meringue pie he’d had for dessert. She waited for him to respond, to do something, but he seemed to be waiting for something else. Something more.

Feeling bolder than bold, she ran her tongue along the closed seam of his lips, asking for entry. There was the smallest of pauses, then some of the tension went out of him as he opened to her, his tongue stroking hers, his mouth starting to move at last. His hands found her waist, his fingers gripping her warmly as his kiss became more demanding, more urgent.

sarah-mayberryAUTHOR Bio and Links:

Sarah Mayberry is the award-winning, best selling author of more than 30 novels. She was born in Melbourne, Australia, and is the middle of three children. Sarah picked up a love of romance novels from both her grandmothers and has always wanted to be a writer. In line with this ambition, she completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Professional Writing and Literature. It took her ten years and multiple attempts before her first book was accepted. During that time, Sarah worked in magazine publishing and the television industry, contributing to the internationally known Australian serial drama “Neighbours” and co-creating teen drama series “Karaoke High”. Sarah currently splits her time between writing for television and writing novels.

She lives in Melbourne by the bay with her husband and a small, furry Cavoodle called Max. When she isn’t writing, she loves reading, cooking, going to the movies and buying shoes.

www.sarahmayberry.com

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Apr 142014
 

April is Just Can’t Get Enough of Billionaires month for Harlequin books.  I just love to read these love stories. I think these were the books I started reading when I was younger that helped me find my love for books. When I read a book – I a lot times am taken to the place the book is written about. Does that happen to you?  Here are 3 great books that will take you to another place.

Stolen Kiss Stolen Kiss From a Prince by Teresa Carpenter.

About the book:

Charged with the care of the newly orphaned heir to the Kardana throne, nanny Katrina Vicente finds herself faced with an even more formidable task—working alongside the boy’s uncle, the devastatingly handsome Prince Julian, the prince regent.

Desperate to keep the secrets of her past under lock and key, getting involved with a prince is the last thing Katrina needs, particularly with the world watching. But it’s hard to ignore their instant chemistry—especially after one stolen kiss! Could her royal assignment be about to transform into the most magical of fairy tales?

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What the Greek’s Money Can Buy by Maya Blake

About the Book:

Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides always gets what he wants—after all, he’s drop-dead gorgeous, powerful and wealthy beyond words. But the one thing he can’t have is his stunning assistant, Brianna Moneypenny—because she’s the only woman this cynical Greek can trust.

But when an international crisis throws them together 24/7, intriguingly buttoned-up Brianna reveals a sensual hunger that rivals his own, and he realizes just what he’s been denying himself for so long. But when his perfect PA’s secret is discovered, will he pay the price for taking what he wants?

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The Black Sheep’s Inheritance by Maureen Child

About the book:

Estranged from his adoptive father, Sage Lassiter earned his own billions. But when J.D. Lassiter leaves a fortune to his private nurse in his will and cheats his own daughter of her rightful inheritance…Sage is enraged, to say the least. He’s sure nurse Colleen Falkner isn’t the innocent she appears. And he’s willing to go to any lengths to expose her…even seduction.

But using sex—crazed, incredible sex—to find out what she knows could backfire. Because Colleen is not what Sage expected. And like it or not, she’s about to demolish all the barriers he’s carefully constructed around his heart.

giveaway

Don’t they all sound good?  I can’t wait to read them.  If you “Just Can’t Get Enough of Billionaires” you may want to enter my giveaway.  It includes all three April titles , a box of Godiva chocolates and a bookmark. You must be 18+ US (48).  Leave a comment on what your favorite type of books are.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends Apr 28, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

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 and my responsibility.

Apr 142014
 

all-ears bunnyAre you looking for some easy to make but fun Easter Holiday crafts?  Here are a couple really cute idea’s from Family Fun.

Here is the first project – All ears.  The bunnies are so cute and a great way to use those plastic eggs.

All ears

1.     To make one, bend a pipe cleaner in half. Open the plastic egg and push the ends of the pipe cleaner out through the two holes in the top of the egg.

2.     Bend each end into an ear shape, then inset the tips back through the holes.

3.     Cut a second pipe cleaner in half.

4.     Fold on piece in half and insert each end out through the holes in the base of the egg. Form each end into a foot.

5.     Glue a white pom-pom to the back of the egg, low enough so the bunny can lean against it.

6.     Add an expressive face with permanent marker.

Chick in eggHere is the second project Chicks in a egg.  They are so cute and also fun to make.

Chick in eggs

1.     Make a chick by gluing together two yellow pom-poms. Glue on a felt beak and feet. Add eyes with dimensional fabric paint. Let dry.

2.     Insert the chick into a pre-stretched balloon. Blow up the balloon until it’s the size of a tennis ball. Knot the balloon and spray it with a light coasting of cooking spray.

3.     Cut perle cotton string into six or seven 2-foot lengths.

4.     Pour white glue into a dish. Dip a length of string into the glue to coat it, then run it between your thumb and forefinger to remove the excess glue. Wrap it around the balloon. Add more crisscrossing strands until there are no gaps larger than the chick.

5.     Clip the knot of the balloon to hanger, and hang it up to dry (we hung ours from a shower curtain rod).

6.     With scissors, carefully pop the balloon and remove it.

What a great way to spend an afternoon with your children or grand children.  It will be a day they remember crafting with you.

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