Oct 242016


One of my favorite times of the year is fall.  I find that it is a time where family and friends get together for a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy each other company. Some of my favorite memories are Sundays after Church at my Mom’s.  I come from a big family so it is hard to keep track of everyone – but most Sunday’s you can still find the family getting together.


We get to share what is going on in each others lives.  Many times there are a number of conversations going on at once.  You would be surprised at how good you get at listening to them all.  It is the perfect time to use these beautiful stoneware mugs, platter and serving bowls.  There is always coffee ready to drink and someone is always bringing some home made treat.  Using the “Pass Happy” Platter is no problem when it is used to service some banana bread or other treat.  The Stoneware Mugs have great sayings on them like Be Thankful, Be Cozy, Be Together and Be Home.  All nice reminders of how lucky we are to have such a great family.

I just love this stoneware set from Love, Hallmark’s “Fall Entertaining” Hallmark Home.  You should see all the new products they have that help my your home warm and cozy. Keep up with all that is new at Hallmark by following them on Facebook and Twitter.

For one of my readers I have the following set:

• Be Thankful Stoneware Mug
• Be Home Stoneware Mug
• Be Together Stoneware Mug
• Be Cozy Stoneware Mug
• Hallmark Home Stoneware Platter
• Hallmark Home Stoneware Bowl

All you need to do is fill out the form below.  You must be 18+ US.  Go to the Love, Hallmark’s “Fall Entertaining” Hallmark Home  and leave a comment on which item you like best.  Extra entries for following Kaisy Daisy’s Corner on any of my social media.

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“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post 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.”



Oct 242016
This is a sponsored post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

It is time to get dinner and you are looking for a place to deliver food but you want to get the best price.  If you live in Chicago you can use Bootler.  Bootler is a search engine for delivery food.  They work with 6 different delivery services allowing users to pick a restaurant and compare prices, availability and delivery time saving their users time and money. They are not the delivery company. They only bring together other delivery companies and then redirect you to their website.


At my house Friday night is always no cook Friday – so we a lot of times order pizza – this site would be very helpful for us. The nice thing is that it gives you the delivery fee, order minimum and estimated time for delivery. You can also view the menu from Bootler – which would be really helpful to me. One option that looked good to me was Coal Fire Pizza Delivery for our Friday night pizza.

The way Bootler works is – You search and pick out whatever you are in the mood for.  Pick the restaurant you want to have deliver your meal.  Build your order from the restaurant menu. Then you can compare and select the different delivery companies’ prices.  Then you pick the one you want.  Using Bootler you can compare American, Sandwich, Chinese, Mexican and Pizza options.

Right now Bootler is available in Chicago only but it is expected to be available in New York City by the end of the year and more places after that.  It has about 100,000 visitors a month and 2,000 people daily ordering from their services.   Be sure to follow Bootler on Twitter and Facebook for more information and watch for it to be available in the city you live.






Oct 212016


Can you believe that the holidays are right around the corner?  I am always looking for gifts to give Rex for his birthday in November and then Christmas in December.  I wanted to find a fragrance that reflects his personality.  I think I have two winners here to help him smelling good. They both smell fresh.

Lacoste Pour Homme ($22.99 at Fragrance.com) – Edgy notes of cinnamon, juniper and plum make Lacoste Pour Homme the ideal fragrance for the sophisticated guy. The wearer is most likely to succeed, but still knows how to have a good time. Its notes consist of cinnamon, apple, juniper, plum, and woods.

Guess Seductive Homme by Guess ($20.99 at Fragrance.com) – This fragrance is intended for a charming, charismatic and magnetic gentleman. It is a crisp fragrance that gives off a woodsy and musky scent—mixed with a hint of black pepper—it’ll make your masculinity go up a solid 10 points.

Not only can you find these at Fragrance.com but they have 100’s of them.  You can find fragrances for everyone on your list all in one place.  I love being able to order online and have it shipped directly to me.


“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post 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.”




Oct 202016


Happy National Pizza Month!!  Rex and I often have pizza on no cook Friday.  When you think of pizza what is one of your favorite places to go?  One place I think of  is California Pizza Kitchen.  They have a good variety of hand tossed pizza’s including one of my favorites the Original BBQ Chicken Pizza.  In addition to the amazing classic pizzas, salads and pastas on their menu, CPK has introduced their New Chapter featuring a fresh modern look to their restaurants, along with their new, upscale items on their menu.  I was invited to visit and check out what was new.  This location is in Happy Valley, Oregon.

The above picture is of the open kitchen were you can see the chefs make your meals.  You see the chairs in the front?  Kids can sit there and watch the chefs toss the pizza dough and if they want they can toss their own dough!


I went with my friend Joanna on Sunday and we had such a great time trying a number of great items.  We had an amazing time – from when we walked in the door and were greeted by Suzanne the general manager until we left. Lindsay our waitress was very helpful and helped us decide what to start with – we ordered a Sangria flight – it had three 3oz pours of the Orchard, Red-Berry and one other Sangria that I don’t recall the name of.  I have tried flights of wine or beer never Sangria.  I loved them all!  I would go in CPK just for the Sangria it was that good. My favorite of the three was the Red-Berry Sangria – it had a couple of fresh blueberries in it. The Sangria changes with the season.


Next came the fresh bread with some olive oil dipping sauce.  Look at all the great seasoning in the oil!


Here is the Shaved Mushroom and Spinach Flatbread.  It has cremini mushrooms, sauteed spinach, olive oil, Romano and Parmesan cheese on it.  The crust was nice and crispy.


Next we had the Avocado Club Egg Rolls – don’t they look great?  They came with two great sauces – house made herb ranch and then a bit spicier ranchito sauce.


Here was my meal – Hearth Roasted Halibut – it was roasted on a cedar plank and served on a bed of butternut squash farro, baby kale and grilled asparagus.  I have never had farro and I think the butternut squash farro was my favorite part of the meal although everything was cooked good and tasted great!


This was Joanna’s meal – Fire-Grilled Ribeye – doesn’t it look great?  It came with a creamy bleu cheese butter, roasted potatoes and a salad dressed in a lemon garlic dressing.  Look how big both portions were – we both took some home with us!

We were also talked into having a piece of pumpkin cheesecake that we split – it was so good!

During our visit Suzanne checked on us and told us a lot about CPK – they sound like a good company to work for.  They have helped a lot of people by granting wishes through Make-A-Wish program and have other charitable causes that they work with.  Suzanne told us that some of their customers have been coming in for years.  I can see why; the food is good but the people are what make it a really special place.  I can’t wait to go back!


“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post 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.”



Oct 202016


Audiobook Info

Audiobook Title: Striker

Author: Lilly Atlas

Narrator: Noah Michael Levine

Publisher: Lilly Atlas

Length: 9 hours and 14 minutes (unabridged)

Audio Release Date: Sep. 23, 2016

Synopsis: Dr. Lila Emerson is finally free of the shadow of her politically connected family, with her new job in a small town Emergency Room. But her new peace is shattered when she encounters the dangerous, but compelling Striker. He’s everything she should stay away from, but all she craves. And since he keeps turning up in her ER, he’s hard to avoid.

As Vice President of No Prisoners outlaw motorcycle club, Striker is no stranger to violence. But when it touches the pretty doctor he wants in his bed, he’ll do anything to keep her safe. When Striker and Lila are thrust together, sparks fly and passions ignite. Before long they find themselves entangled in a relationship neither saw coming.

The MC can and will eliminate any threat against Lila, but what if they—and the man she’s falling for—are the reason she’s in danger?

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Author Bio

Lilly Atlas is a contemporary romance author, proud Navy wife,  and mother of two spunky girls. By day she works as a physical therapist for a hospital in Virginia. Lilly is an avid romance reader, and expects her Kindle to beg for mercy every time she downloads a new book. Thankfully, it hasn’t happened yet, and she can often be found absorbed in a good book.


Narrator Bio

Noah Michael Levine is an Audie Award-Winning audiobook narrator and producer living in beautiful Nyack, NY.  His over 180 titles include almost every genre.  While he loves his work completely – and collaborating with all kinds of different authors, he does not love writing about himself in the third person.



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Oct 192016

I am always looking for fun things to do with kids.  Here is a project by Duct Tape Queen, Richela Fabian Morgan. Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books:Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It and her newly released book, Duct Tape Bags.

Masks: Three Different Looks Using the Same Template


1. Plain Mask

Materials: black duct tape, parchment paper, gauge wire

Tools: mask template – at the bottom of the post, grease pencil, scissors

1. Print and cut out mask template.

2. Make a double-sided duct tape fabric measuring 6″ high and 8″ wide. (See instructional video: https://youtu.be/6YZSNYyy57w )

3. Trace the mask template onto the fabric using the grease pencil. Cut out the mask.

4. Align the top slits so the eye holes of the mask are almond-shaped. The top of the mask should become rounded and contoured. Close the slits with small pieces of duct tape.

5. Pull the side slits of the mask towards each other, which closes up the V space. Hold it in place with small pieces of tape. This should further round and contour the mask.

6. On the inside of the mask, tape a 1″ piece of wire across the nose. Then bend the mask in half vertically.


2. Bird Mask

Materials: yellow and black duct tape

Tools: scissors

1. Make a plain mask.

2. Cut 10″ strips of yellow duct tape. Place them on the worktable lengthwise with the sticky side facing up. Fold in half lengthwise by pulling up the bottom edge toward the top, but not all the way up. Leave approximately 1/4″ strip of the sticky side exposed at the top.

3. Starting at the bottom edge, cut out long triangles from the folded strips that measure approximately 1/4″ wide. Be sure the wide base of each triangle is at the top sticky edge.

4. Add the feathers to the mask. Work one side at a time, either the left or the right. Start the nose and work your way around the outer edges of the mask. Be sure the point of each feather faces out. As you add the feathers, try to space them evenly.

5. Add a small black strip of duct tape vertically over the nose.


3. Feather Masquerade Style Mask

Materials: white, fuchsia, and black duct tape

Tools: gauge wire, scissors

1. Make a plain mask.

2. Using the fuchsia duct tape, make a flower. (See instructional video: https://youtu.be/cYDMUg0pJIo ) Cut out petals.

3. Attach the fuchsia flower to the right side of the mask using small pieces of black duct tape.

4. Cut a 10″ strip of white duct tape. Place them on the worktable lengthwise with the sticky side facing up. Place a 10″ piece of wire lengthwise in the vertical center of the tape strip. Cut a second 10″ strip of white duct tape and place it lengthwise over the first strip, sticky side facing down. At one end, cut an upside down V shape. Starting at the pointed end, cut narrow V slits along the sides toward the middle of the strip, almost touching the wire in the center. This is a feather.

5. Repeat step 4 for a second feather.
6. Attach the two feathers to the right side of the mask, behind the fuchsia flower.

Here is the template for the mask.


These patterns are from the author Richela Fabian Morgan. Richela began her duct tape odyssey 8 years ago with a simple bi-fold wallet, before writing the best-selling crafting books Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, and Tape It & Wear It. She is an indie crafter specializing in paper, adhesives, and found materials. Her newest duct tape crafting book, Duct Tape Bags, is available nationwide. For more information, please visit, www.RichelaFabianMorgan.com and connect with her on Facebook, www.facebook.com/CraftyRichela, Pinterest, www.pinterest.com/craftyrichela and Instagram, @richelafm. For more fun duct tape projects, make sure to check out Fabian Morgan’s YouTube Channel, www.youtube.com/user/CraftyRichela.




Oct 162016


Sugary sweets and treats are the snack of choice as Halloween approaches. While it can be especially tough to stick to your healthy habits this time of year, Yonanas makes it easy to join in on the fun without overindulging! Yonanas, the fun, easy kitchen gadget, makes 100% fruit soft-serve, sans the dairy, fat and artificial ingredients. The Tropical Candy Corn Yonanas recipe is a great guilt-free seasonal treat made with fruit only. Follow the steps below to have a healthy Halloween!


·         Tropical Sorbet Yonanas

·         Papaya Yonanas

·         Coconut Yonanas


1.       Slightly thaw your frozen fruit prior to putting through your yonanas maker.

2.       Make all three Yonanas recipes: Tropical Sorbet Yonanas, Papaya Yonanas & Coconut Yonanas

3.       Scoop Coconut Yonanas into a clear glass. With an offset spatula or spoon spread Coconut Yonanas evenly into glass

4.       Scoop Papaya Yonanas into glass on top of Coconut Yonanas and spread into an even layer

5.       Scoop Tropical Sorbet Yonanas into glass on top of Papaya Yonanas

 Yonanas is sold at retailers nationwide starting at $49.99 and is available online at www.yonanas.com.  I will have to look into getting a Yonanas.  The machines look like they are easy to use and clean.  What a great healthy alternative to candy or ice cream!


Oct 142016


This time of year I love everything pumpkin – pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin bread, well I could go on and on.  I have been really trying not to eat those kinds of things.  With the help of Yonanas, a small kitchen gadget that turns frozen fruits into an “ice cream” texture I can have something that is better for me, Pumpkin Pie Yonanas.  The Yonanas  easily creates yummy tasting treats by adding any combination of frozen fruits like over-ripe bananas, berries, or mango to the chute for a smooth “ice-cream” like taste.  Here is a recipe for you to try that is healthy and taste great!

Pumpkin Pie Yonanas


·         2 frozen over-ripe bananas

·         3 frozen spiced pumpkin cubes (see step 1 below)

·         1/3 cup ginger snap cookies (crumbled)


1.       Make the Spiced Pumpkin Cubes in advance: In a bowl, combine one 15 oz. can pumpkin puree with 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and ½ tsp ground nutmeg. Spoon spiced pumpkin puree into ice cube trays and freeze. One spiced pumpkin cube is approximately 1 oz. Makes approximately 15 cubes.

2.       Slightly thaw your frozen fruit prior to putting through your yonanas maker.

3.       Insert one frozen banana

4.       Add 3 oz. frozen spiced pumpkin cubes

5.       Insert second frozen banana

6.       Sprinkle crumbled ginger snap cookies on top, and enjoy!



Oct 112016


October is a month that has a lot of meaning to many people. I am sure you all know someone who has had a battle against breast cancer – it could be a family member, friend or a co-worker.  Hopefully they are survivors! I try to support companies that donate to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  One of my favorites is Fragrance.com (Formerly FragranceNet.com).  Each time one of the products above are purchased Fragrance.com will donate 15% of the proceeds to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world’s most promising research.

All of these fragrances not only are in stunning bottles but they smell delightful too. Each fragrance is unique and you are sure to find one that suits you or maybe you want to get a couple and give as a gift.  My favorite out of the groups is the Lacoste Joy of Pink but I do like them all ~ here is a description of them all so you can pick one that you would like.

Vera Wang Truly Pink ($33.99, Fragrance.com) Inspired by the grace of a single rose; deep in its complexity—budding with possibility. Vested in floral dress, its top notes bring us white freesia united with apricot and litchi. The heart is composed of peony, pink rose and lily of the valley, and the base notes are iris and creamy woodsy notes.

Lacoste Love of Pink ($69.99, Fragrance.com) This fragrance is a chypre fruity perfume for women, with a composition which encompasses aromas of red orange, passionfruit, lemon, pink magnolia, quince blossom, stephanotis, white cedar, musk and vanilla. The perfume aims at younger population.

Gap So Pink ($30.99, Fragrance.com) This floral Green fragrance features lily, sweet pea and grapefruit. It is perfect for daytime wear.

Lacoste Joy of Pink ($39.99, Fragrance.com) Joy of pink is for women full of life and energy. Its zests are refreshing, awakening and exhilarating. The fragrance opens with bright and sparkling grapefruit aromasThe composition closes with cedar and musk, which give a strong base to this light and gentle fragrance.

Mandarina Duck Cute Pink ($22.99, Fragrance.com) This floral beautiful fragrance has top notes of black currant, raspberry, peach and pear; its middle notes are lily, gardenia, hibiscus and vanilla; base notes are sandalwood and musk.


“Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this sponsored post 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.”




Oct 112016

When the temperatures start to drop, it’s great to have quality clothes to snuggle up in, especially when they’re offered at the great prices we’re currently seeing at www.Unihosiery.com. This site has incredible wholesale prices on stylish, high quality outerwear and leggings in snug, warm fleece, which is the perfect choice for staying warm without giving up a sense of style.

Fleece Hoodies for Warmth, Quality and Great Looks

The Sofra brand is one of the top brands on the www.unihosiery.com site, and with good reason. This brand offers great looks in outerwear for women, with hoodies and jackets that will keep a woman warm and snug even as she is turning heads with her stylish gear. The Sofra thin French terry hoodie jacket for women is a casual zip-up hoodie that’s made in soft French terry that keeps the warmth in, so you don’t need a bulky jacket on days when you want to stay extra active. These hoodies are offered in gorgeous colors, like bright pink or dynamic black, with a sleek cut that’s flattering as can be.

Mopas Leggings Wholesale

Leggings are a fabulous style choice that just never loses its appeal. Leggings are practical for staying warm, but they also have a cutting-edge feel that’s timeless too. Great leggings are excellent for a solid workout, and they also give an ensemble a totally put together look that’s truly dynamic.

The Mopas brand has high quality leggings in soft and smooth nylon, and these leggings can be found at wholesale prices at www.unihosiery.com. These leggings are incredibly versatile and durable too, so they’re a major asset to a woman’s wardrobe. They come in great full-length styles like a fetching animal print, or in electric blue to make that morning jog as stylish as can be. Mopas also has very attractive 12 inch and 19 inch leggings that can be worn under a skirt, as shorts or even as long underpants. Now that is versatility!

When it’s time to stock up on quality wear for the winter, check out the selection of outwear and leggings at www.unihosiery.com!