May 202014
 

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When I was younger I never worried about my skin I would go outside without any protection or lotion on it.  I can see that my skin has aged because the lack of my care. Now I like to use things that are good for me and recently I tried InstaNatural Phytoceramides  v-caps.   InstaNatural Phytoceramides contains Ceramide PCD which are naturally rich in deep skin moisturizing and melanin inhibiting agents. They play a key role in healthy looking skin. It also includes the powerful antioxidants of Vitamin A, C, D and E.  All of these things are lost as our skin ages.  These v-caps helps improve your skin from the inside out.

I want to protect my skin and make it look younger and how much easier could it be by just taking a v-cap each day.  They are 100% gluten & wheat free.

I have noticed over the last couple weeks that my skin has cleared up a bit – I had a few blemishes and they are gone.  My skin also feels very soft and I feel that it is more even toned than it was in the past.  I am think taking these unique and effective v-caps may be the answer I have been looking for.

If you would like to purchase your own InstaNatural Phytoceramides  you can do so HERE on amazon.com.  They are 100% satisfaction guarantee. Kaisy1

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

May 182014
 

surpahsAfter a few days in Vegas Rex and I are back on our diets.  One thing I like to do is when I buy something I divide it into one portion size. That way if I do it right away it is easier not to cheat.  That is why I am so happy to have this Surpahs Ultra-Thin Tempered Glass Digital Kitchen Scale.IMG_0130

I like how sleek and slim this scale is.  Here are some highlights of this great Ultra-Thin Tempered Glass Digital Kitchen Scale.

  • Thinner
  • Stylish
  • Light weight
  • Portable
  • Easy to clean
  • 4 high precision new sensors to support accurate weigh measuring
  • Proven Tare and Unit touch operations

I use my scale all the time. It is easy to store and looks elegant sitting on my counter.  It is so easy to operate I just turn it on and put the food I want to weight on it.

Using a scale like this really saves me money – buying food prepackage in single servings is expensive ~ splitting the food myself really is more cost efficient.

If you are looking for a great kitchen scale you can purchase your own Surpahs  Ultra-Thin Tempered Glass Digital Kitchen Scale HERE.  You can also keep connected on Facebook and Twitter.

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.”

  • Thinner, simple, stylish and elegant design.
  • Safety glass surface easy to clean, lightweight and portable.
  • 4 high precision new sensors to support accurate weigh measuring.
  • Proven TARE and UNIT touch operations.
  • Powered by 1xCR2032 lithium battery (included), 100% product and shopping satisfaction guaranteed.

– See more at: http://www.surpahs.com/product/SURPAHS-Ultra-Thin-Tempered-Glass-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-11-lb-5-kg-p-133.html#sthash.8BoDgv9w.dpuf

  • Thinner, simple, stylish and elegant design.
  • Safety glass surface easy to clean, lightweight and portable.
  • 4 high precision new sensors to support accurate weigh measuring.
  • Proven TARE and UNIT touch operations.
  • Powered by 1xCR2032 lithium battery (included), 100% product and shopping satisfaction guaranteed.

– See more at: http://www.surpahs.com/product/SURPAHS-Ultra-Thin-Tempered-Glass-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-11-lb-5-kg-p-133.html#sthash.8BoDgv9w.dpuf

  • Thinner, simple, stylish and elegant design.
  • Safety glass surface easy to clean, lightweight and portable.
  • 4 high precision new sensors to support accurate weigh measuring.
  • Proven TARE and UNIT touch operations.
  • Powered by 1xCR2032 lithium battery (included), 100% product and shopping satisfaction guaranteed.

– See more at: http://www.surpahs.com/product/SURPAHS-Ultra-Thin-Tempered-Glass-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-11-lb-5-kg-p-133.html#sthash.8BoDgv9w.dpuf

Ultra-Thin Tempered Glass Digital Kitchen Scale
  • Thinner, simple, stylish and elegant design.
  • Safety glass surface easy to clean, lightweight and portable.
  • 4 high precision new sensors to support accurate weigh measuring.
  • Proven TARE and UNIT touch operations.
  • Powered by 1xCR2032 lithium battery (included), 100% product and shopping satisfaction guaranteed.

– See more at: http://www.surpahs.com/product/SURPAHS-Ultra-Thin-Tempered-Glass-Digital-Kitchen-Scale-11-lb-5-kg-p-133.html#sthash.8BoDgv9w.dpuf

May 162014
 

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I have been trying to eat more healthy and to try different products.  I recently tried d’Vida Smoothie of Life (TM) Shakes / Meal Replacements drinks.  What I liked about these Shakes is that they are all natural with real fruits, vegetables and other ingredients.  They are low glycemic and a good source of fiber and protein.  They were easy to make just add mix, water, ice and blend.  They taste great and you can drink them on the run! You can drink them in place of a meal or snack. I like them for my mid afternoon snack.  They seem to give me a bit more energy to make it through the day.

They also come in 4 great flavors.  My favorite was the Pineapple Coconut and this shake had d’Vida proprietary multi-vitamin complex mixed in.  The Strawberry and Banana one has their proprietary fat trimming complex in it.  The Peanut Butter and Banana has 20 grams of protein in it. The finial one Kale, Spinach, Cucumber and Green Apple is nonGMO and low Glycemic.  They all tasted pretty good. If you are interested in trying d’Vida Smoothie of Life Meal Replacement you can find them HERE on Amazon.com. They come in a box of 7 drinks.

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.”

 

May 162014
 

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Are you looking for some great nourishing lunches for your kids?  Munch of Fun has pre-packed, shelf stable and nourishing meals for your kids.  They are great to have on hand and your kids will love them!  They have a surprise in toy in each one along with a healthy nutritious meal. IMG_0133

Munch of Fun Meals Feature:

  • Terrific Taste
  • Protein Power
  • Wholesome Whole Grains
  • Fabulous Fiber
  • Fantastic for Field Trips
  • Convenient Meal Combos
  • Low in Sugar
  • No Refrigeration
  • No Cleanup
  • Great Gift Idea

Here is one of the lunch boxes I received.  It has Wild Garden Traditional Hummus,Kar’s Sunflower Kernels, Vermont Nitrite-Free BBQ Beef Stick and more!  Everything for a great filling meal for your child.  Each box includes Fruitables Juice Box, Kid’s Flosser, Sanitizer Wipe, colorful napkin, required utensils and fun prize.  Kristin has thought of everything!  Plus everything in the box is something kids like. There are 11 different varieties of boxes and easily tailor the meals to fit all ages by simply swapping out the toys for gifts that would appeal to all ages.

You can purchase Munch of Fun HERE.  They are great to have have on hand.

Kristin has offered one of my readers 2 Munch of Fun Packs.  You must be 18 + US (48), DC.  Leave a comment on which box sounds the best to you. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends May 30, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

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.”

 

May 162014
 

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Many nights while watching TV Rex and I want a snack.  Just the other night I decided to have some cheese, sausage and crackers but we needed just a little of something else that had some more flavor.  I remembered that I had a jar of  Maille Cornichons in the fridge. Cornichons are small pickles.  These were in a great vinegar mix with lots of flavor. IMG_0057 I loved that you could see all the spices – tarragon, mustard seeds and baby onions.

These cornichons were a great addition to our snack. They were crunchy and would be perfect in a sandwich or even cut up and added to potato salad.  They would be perfect in a Bloody Mary too. I am not sure if you can see it or not but the Maille Cornichons come with a ingenious pickle-lifter for easy no mess serving.

Maille Cornichons are produced according to time-honored French tradition according to a rigorous production process. Hand picked at exactly the right size, they are immediately prepared and packaged the same day, to ensure optimal quality and freshness. Once weighed and packed, the cornichons are bathed in a warm, vinegar-based, aromatized recipe, which ensures their crunchy texture, delicious taste, and deep green color.

What else that is great about Maille Cornichons is that they are a low calorie snack.  Only 5 calories per serving which is 7 cornichons.  So next time you are looking to add some flavor, crunch and low calories to a snack, sandwich or salad reach for Maille Cornichons.  You can find Maille products nationwide at stores like Safeway and Whole Foods.  Or you can buy them HERE online.  You can stay connected with Maille’s on Facebook.

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.”

 

May 162014
 

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

resize_658e77db7e935f2d051784f3201d7295be11bfa3eef5774c9ff12a1a3dbd7b1e56962fd1250250I have found a great gift idea ~ Piczzle. Pick your favorite picture and have it made into a puzzle.  What a special gift that would be.  The puzzles are made out of premium grade cardboard that has been laminated with a glossy finish.  The puzzles are precision press cut so that all pieces will be perfectly match one another and they are printed using an advanced digital printing technique that results in sharp, multicolored prints.

IMG_0155Here is the cute puzzle I had made.  It is for my sister Diane – it is all of her grand kids together as you will notice it is hard to get them all looking at the camera or sitting still!

You can fully customize your puzzle they come from small to giant size – 6 to 2,000 pieces and either standard or wooden.  I love that you can choose regular, heart or round puzzles.   It is so easy to set up your puzzle. Piczzle walks you right through the ordering process. You choose the style, size and number of pieces you want.  Next upload the picture and then personalize it. That is all there is to the process. My puzzle came within a few days!

It looks exactly like the picture plus it is personalized.  I added a text to say ” I love you Grandma!”  I know my sister will love this Puzzle from Piczzle.  Do you know someone who would love a personalized picture puzzle?  You can order your own right HERE. Like Piczzle on Facebook – for exclusive deals and promotions.

Piczzle has offered one of my readers their own small cardboard Photo Puzzle. You must be 18+ US (48), DC.  Leave a comment about your favorite puzzle seen on Piczzle.com website
www.piczzle.com/products .
Extra entry for following Piczzle on Facebook. Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends May 30, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

* If you have already been notified that they won on another blog, please let me know so I can pick another winner, only one prize per person/household/contest from this giveaway.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

Kaisy1

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

May 162014
 

Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

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I have been using Argan Oil for awhile and I recently tried InstaNatural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil and I really like it. There are no chemicals or preservatives added to this product and it is made in small batches.

What I really like is that Argan Oil has a wide variety of uses including  moisturize and hydrate your skin, face, hair and body.  I use it on my hair. I love how it helps it makes my hair look smooth and silky. It helps repair my hair from roots to split-ends.  I have very curly hair so this helps tame the frizzy look my hair sometimes gets.  I use it right out of the shower and it just soaks right into my hair.

If you have dry skin InstaNatural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil is a great moisturizer.  Your skin will just soak up the oil and become hydrated and soften your dry skin.  You can also use it on your brittle nails.  The Argan Oil will help strengthen them and make them grow.  You will be surprised how many different ways you can use this bottle of InstaNatural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil.

You can purchase InstaNatural 100% Pure Certified Organic Argan Oil HERE on Amazon.com.  I use mine every day and once you try it you will too.

Kaisy1

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

 

May 152014
 
COVER REVEAL!
Brand new covers for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle!
~A paranormal romance series by Taylor Dean~
I love my OLD covers. (Pictured on the left.) I really do. They’re different from the norm and that’s why they captured my attention.
For Lancaster House, I liked the idea of a hand reaching out from the grave. It seemed appropriate to the story; Andre reaches out to Zoe from beyond the grave. It was Carrie-like and kind of creepy.


There’s just one problem.
This is not a horror novel. Not at all. This is a paranormal romance. People who like horror are drawn to the cover and are sadly disappointed when they realize it’s a romance.
People who love paranormal romance are turned off by the cover because it looks too creepy.
In other words, the cover just wasn’t working.
I love The Middle Aisle cover because it matched Lancaster House so perfectly. And part of the story takes place in Monterey, California. Monterey is known for its Cypress trees. The tree on the cover of The Middle Aisle reminded me of a Cypress tree and seemed perfect.
But, if the right people aren’t reading the first book, no one will ever read the second one no matter what the cover looks like!
Bam! Decision made!
It was time for new covers for Lancaster House and The Middle Aisle! I love the new covers because they speak so perfectly as to what’s on the inside.
Without further ado, here they are, the new covers!
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Author Taylor Dean
Taylor Dean lives in Texas and is the mother of four grown children. Upon finding herself with an empty nest, she began to write the stories that were always wandering around in her head, quickly finding she had a passion for writing, specifically romance. Whether it’s paranormal, contemporary, or suspense—you’ll find all sub-genres of clean romance in her line-up.
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May 152014
 

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Lethal Lily
(A Peggy Lee Garden Mystery)

Cozy Mystery
300 pages

Synopsis
Part-time garden shop owner/part-time forensic botanist, Peggy Lee is trying to discover if the death of Ann Fletcher 20 years ago was an accident – or foul play. In return, she hopes to receive more information about her first husband’s death. She knows John Lee was murdered, but questions have arisen as to why he was killed. She is working with a private detective who stumbles across his own feet, but her Internet friend, Nightflyer, says that Harry Fletcher has the answers. When Harry is murdered by convallatoxin, from the lily of the valley plant, Peggy begins to understand her role in everything. Now she has to stay alive long enough to prove her theories – and keep her son, Paul out of trouble too!

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About The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.

 

 

 

Author Links

www.joyceandjimlavene.com 

www.peggyleegardenmysteries.com

www.facebook.com/joyceandjimlavene 

http://amazon.com/author/jlavene 

https://twitter.com/AuthorJLavene

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A Book Excerpt

It was after midnight. Peggy Lee had been waiting in the dark parking lot of the Tri-State Mini Storage for more than an hour.

Since she was trying to keep a low profile, she hadn’t looked at her phone or listened to music. There was still a light in the mini storage office. She knew someone was working.

A sign flapped in the warm breeze that had blown up from a tropical storm churning at the Atlantic coast. She glanced at her watch again for the third time in as many minutes.

Where was Harry?

Peggy had only met Harry Fletcher a few days ago. They’d both received emails from her online friend, Nightflyer, suggesting they should work together.
A friend of mine is investigating an old murder in Charlotte, and might call on you for help. I sent him to you because he knows part of the puzzle surrounding John’s death. I’ll speak with you when I can. ~ Nightflyer

The note had caught her attention—and held it. It had only been a few months since she’d learned that her former husband, John Lee, may have been deliberately murdered. She still wasn’t sure it was true, but she decided it couldn’t hurt to check into it.

John had been a Charlotte, North Carolina police detective when he’d been killed more than a decade ago. He’d been called out on a domestic abuse situation that he shouldn’t even have responded to. But it was on his way home, and he’d gone willingly because he was needed.

The call went bad when the man, who’d been shooting at his wife’s boyfriend, decided to shoot at the police. He’d escaped in the gunfight that had ensued, but John had been killed. The shooter was never found. John’s partner had been at Peggy’s door a few minutes later with the news.

Peggy pushed the thoughts of that night out of her head. It was a long time ago, but it still haunted her. She couldn’t let herself get trapped in the past if she wanted to know what really happened to John.

Her phone rang—startling her. She almost dropped it. “Yes?”

“I found the storage unit,” Harry Fletcher whispered. “I forgot the bolt cutters on the floor of the car. Can you bring them? I’m at Unit 34.”

She agreed to do it, and sighed. The man was terminally careless. Just in the short time she’d known him, he was always dropping something, or forgetting something. She wondered how he’d managed to stay alive while he was working as a private detective.

Harry said he’d been working as an informant for the FBI when John was killed. They’d talked about it over tea in a sunlit atrium high above downtown Charlotte, with exotic lilies perfuming the air, and fleet-footed waiters continually checking their cups.

She hadn’t wanted to bring him to her house—it was better if she was the only one who knew about it. If her son, Paul, knew she was involved in anything like this, he’d be furious. Worse, it could ruin his life. His peace had been hard won after John’s death. He’d struggled with the knowledge that no one had been arrested in the case, eventually becoming a police officer himself.
Paul had always said there was something wrong about John’s shooting. It looked as though he might be right.

My Review:

I really liked Lethal Lily.  I loved all the information about the different plants.   Peggy Lee was hoping to find some answers on what happened to her husband 20 years ago, and was hoping Harry Fletcher could be of help.  He was a private-eye who was very scattered but he had been working for the FBI when John her husband was killed.  Harry ended up be killed by convallatoxin, from the lily of the valley plant.  Peggy must find out what happened to save herself and her son.  You will love this book as much as I did.

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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.

May 142014
 

Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver

Thirty seven year old Francie Davis, a recent widow and empty nester, gets to attend college at last. She’s sure her luck has changed when she also lands a job on campus that will pay her tuition, as administrative assistant to a history professor. When her handsome new boss yells at her on the first day of work, Francie worries she will never be good enough.

For Professor Alex Diederik, life is going downhill fast. Not only is his bitter ex-wife trying to poison their only daughter against him, but now his one place of solace—his work environment—is being complicated by his attractive new administrative assistant. She drives home his feelings of failure as a husband and father, and Alex wonders if hiring her was the right thing to do.

Francie will have to put aside her hurt and insecurities or risk her dreams, while Alex must look outside himself if he’s to mend the breach with his daughter. And, perhaps, find someone who can help heal his pain.

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Donna K. Weaver has always loved reading and creating stories, thus she’s been ever entertained. An avid cruiser, she’s sailed the Pacific five times. Wife-mother-grandmother-Army veteran-karate black belt-Harry Potter nerd.

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Excerpt:

“Are you for real?”
“I’m not sure what you mean,” Francie said, trying not to be offended. She was used to being complimented on her cooking. Even Greg hadn’t been able to find anything wrong with that.
The girl pointed at the sandwich Francie had pulled from the plastic wrapping. “You’re really bringing food from home?”
“I don’t have money for eating out.” Francie hated the flush she could feel creeping up her neck.
“What, you spend all your money on your clothes?”
Francie glanced down at the suit she had bought for her first day. It was only the second time she had worn it. She decided to address the girl’s remark the same way she had when Rafe used to get snarky with her.
“I like you.” Francie picked up half of the sandwich. “You remind me of when I was young and rude. What’s your name?” She took a bite of her lunch.
The girl blinked but then giggled. “All right. I deserved that.” She reached out her hand in a very formal gesture. “You can call me Rose.”
My Review:
I have really been enjoying these A Ripple Effect Romance series.  The stories are so good. I can’t wait till the next one. In this one Second Chances Francie starts a whole new phase of life.  Her son goes off to school and she goes back to school.  She starts working for a couple of professors.  She starts out on a bad note as she has car trouble and arrives for her first day of work.  The professor was not too happy.  He was having a bad day himself.  Francie meets a young girl and takes her under her wing – and showing her how to cook.  Alex the professor shows up at Francie’s house as it is on the historical register.  They get to know each other and from their things blossom.  You will want to read Second Chances to see what happens.

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