Aug 262014
 

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Political strategist Glenda Nelson is having a meltdown. Her handpicked, very married Congressional candidate was just caught climbing out of the window of the Sleepytown Motel, and her philandering ex-husband seems to have the most to gain from the colossal scandal that follows. As Glenda attempts to salvage the campaign in a hotly contested race, conservative and liberal pundits pounce on the story to further their own agendas.

Glenda’s love life is nonexistent to say the least, that is, until she meets handsome artist Chris Goodrich. Chris’s easy-going, carefree outlook on life couldn’t be more different than the 90-mph crazy train that is Glenda’s, but the more time she spends with him, the more she craves his calming presence, his sexy smile, and his steamy embraces. Is Chris the one to take a chance on?

Between the pressure of full-blown spin control mode, rapidly declining job security, refereeing two teenagers, caring for aging parents, and spending hours on her therapist’s couch trying to get past her ex’s crushing betrayal, Glenda finds love and makes the long trek back to happy.

Excerpt:

Glenda has a surprise meeting with the new man in her life at her daughter Sylvia’s high school art gala.

The doors of the Mansville High School were covered with posters ranging from “Just Say No To Drugs” to a square dance being held Friday night after the football game. After getting directions to the art rooms, I ran down the hallway and burst through the door. The student art gala included a speaker. I smiled at Christopher Goodwich, straightened my skirt and hair, and found a seat. Sylvia was glaring at me.

“Art is about beauty,” Goodwich was saying. “But beauty is speculative. What is beautiful to you and what is beautiful to the student beside you may be two different things.”

I settled into one of those seats with the desk attached. My rear end was not cooperating and hung out either one side or the other. Goodwich was a good speaker and I listened intently. He was patient with the kids, and Sylvia’s art teacher was batting her lashes and giggling.

Goodwich would never go for her type, I thought to myself. The overt artsy-craftsy, caftans-are-still-in-style, kind of a woman. And her hair was long. Why doesn’t someone tell women over forty to cut their hair? What kind of woman would Goodwich go for? Meg did say he wasn’t gay. Everyone was clapping. I stood up enthusiastically and took with me the desk still attached to my rump. Sylvia pulled at the seat, and markers went flying. Christopher Goodwich was heading my way.

“It’s nice to see you again, Glenda.” Goodwich looked at the desk stuck to my hips. “Can I help?”

The desk plopped off my ass with a thump, and I ran a hand through my hair. “Chris! What a surprise.”

AuthorPic_HollyBushAUTHOR Bios:

Holly Bush was born in western Pennsylvania to two avid readers. There was not a room in her home that did not hold a full bookcase. Holly has been a marketing consultant to start-up businesses and has done public speaking on the subject.

Holly has been writing all of her life and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, particularly political and historical works. She writes historical romance set on the American Prairie and in Victorian England, and more recently, Contemporary Romance and Women’s Fiction. She frequently attends writing conferences, and has always been a member of a writer’s group.

Holly is a gardener, a news junkie, has been an active member of her local library board and loves to spend time near the ocean. She is the proud mother of two daughters and the wife of a man more than a few years her junior.

 

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Kaisy1

Aug 252014
 


crop_13cc0e12959436a392ec73210d6d9aad2458de66f54e7ef20d50bf8df3dd8e4c0e73339c250250I am always looking for something that helps my skin look better. I have heard of doing Salicylic Acid Peels but wasn’t sure what products to try so when I was asked to try [re] fresh Skin Therapy I was glad to give it a try.  This Salicylic Acid Peel is a powerful weapon against acne and signs of aging: shrinks pores, decreases excess oil production, improves skin’s texture and tone, decreases fine lines, and repairs photo-damaged skin.

Salicylic Acid, a Beta-Hydroxy Acid, is a highly effective peeling agent and deep pore cleanser. Our professionally formulated peel penetrates skin’s surface to remove dead skin cells, oil, debris, and comedones. A natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, Salicylic acid kills acne-causing bacteria and reduces redness and irritation, speeds new skin turnover and collagen production for a brighter, more luminous, and clearer complexion.

Here are some of the benefits of using [re] fresh Skin Therapy:

  • reduces pore size
  • treats problematic skin
  • Parabeen and Phthalate free
  • No artificial colors, fragance, or preservatives
  • Made in the USA

I found this Salicylic Acid Peel was very easy to use.  You use it in the evenings after washing your face. I put some on a cotton ball and gently  buff skin.  Make sure to rinse with cool water to neutralize.  Then I used my normal night cream.  Salicylic Acid Peel  is a powerful weapon against acne and signs of aging. I could not use it every night but I did use it a couple nights a week. My skin did look brighter and felt clearer.

If you would like to  purchase [re] fresh Skin Therapy you can HERE online.

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.

Aug 252014
 

baconCan you believe that Labor Day is next Monday?  Where did the summer go?  It is time to get back in the routine with the kids going back to school.  Do you need some new idea’s for breakfast and lunch?  Today I want to share some recipes from Ricky Eisen, the Founder and President of Between the Bread, one of Manhattan’s most loved cafés (145 West 55th Street) and also renowned prestigious corporate catering companies for the past 35 years. Ricky can offer different ideas for quick and wholesome breakfasts for kids on the go.  Tomorrow I will share some lunch ideas. 

 

HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS

Egg wrap with bacon & cheddar cheese

Ingredients

4 Egg whites

1/4 cup bacon cut into small pieces

1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

1 teaspoon butter

1.     Whisk egg white with salt and pepper
Heat non-stick skillet, grease lightly by spreading butter with a rolled up paper towel.

pour egg whites evenly on hot skillet and cook until eggs are dry and lift easily from bottom of skillet.

2.     Take off heat. Put the bacon and cheddar along a line in center of egg

3.     Roll from one side until the entire egg is rolled.  Serve topped with shredded cheddar.

Quinoa Strawberry Blueberry Banana Muffin

 

Ingredients

 

2 cups Self-Rising Flour Blend

1/2 cups sugar in the raw

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup cooked quinoa

2 tablespoons ground flax seeds

2 large eggs or flax eggs (2T ground flax seeds + 6T warm water)

1/3 cup melted coconut oil

3/4 cup milk of choice

1/4 cup applesauce

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup diced strawberries

.5 cup washed blueberries

.5 cup cut bananas

4 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup sugar of choice

1.     Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease a twelve-cup muffin tin or line with muffin papers.

2.     In a large bowl, combine flour, sugars and baking soda. Stir to combine. Add flax seeds and cooked quinoa and stir until it is coated.

3.     In a separate bowl, beat eggs. Add in coconut oil, milk, applesauce and vanilla and stir to combined. Add to dry mixture and stir until just wet. Fold in strawberries, blueberries & bananas.

4.     Scoop batter into prepared muffin tins. Place in the middle rack of the oven and bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool on a rack for 5 minutes, then remove from muffin tin and place directly on the rack to continue cooling.

Quinoa crepes filled with bananas, berries & honey

Ingredients

 

1 cup quinoa flour

1 cup almond milk

2 large eggs

1 teaspoon honey

1 pinch salt

2 tablespoons melted butter

1/2 cup chopped bananas

1/2 cup berries in season

1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

1.     Whisk quinoa flour, almond milk, eggs honey and salt together until smooth.

2.     Heat skillet, grease lightly by spreading butter with a rolled up paper towel.

3.     Pour 1/4 cup of batter in a thin layer. Cook until the batter edges are dry and the bottom is light brown.

4.     With a spatula which you use to loosen the crepe, flip and cook until the other side turns light brown.

5.     Repeat with the rest of the batter.

6.     Toss bananas & berries in honey.  Place in center of crepe and fold over all 4 sides to make a pocket.

7.     Serve Warm

 

Aug 252014
 

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Who doesn’t love a nice new pair of socks? I love how they feel when you put them on – and who wouldn’t love a fun pair of socks like the ones that Sock It to Me. Sock It to Me is a business that sells fun, funky socks. We are talking about knee high socks with ninjas, unicorns, and monkeys; mens socks with mustaches, monsters, and beer. With over 200 different sock designs, there is something for every personality, from punk rock to peacock and everything in between. IMG_0622(1)

Here are a few of the ones I got – Rex is wearing The Men’s Super Hero Gold & Green and The Sasquatch.  I am wearing The Women’s Ankle Blamo and the crew socks with Black Cats.  The first thing Rex said when he saw the sock is I  bet Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory would love these socks!  He likes the Super Hero Gold & Green because he is a big Oregon Duck fan.

IMG_0620Here are some of the funky design women socks.  I love all the ones I have. In the picture to the left is the Paddles Up, Dandelion and the Pink Mustache. These are all knee high socks.  On the bottom left I have a couple more pair of socks – the first one is the Over The Knee Black & White Alpine Knit – I can’t wait to wear them this winter!  Then the STRETCH-IT™ Knee High: Dinomite these are stretchier socks. These babies can stretch up to 21 inches in circumference.  The last pair are the Knee high Man on the Moon.

Sock It to Me has Knee Socks, Over the Knee Socks, Crew Socks, Ankle socks even socks for someone with a wide calf. They have socks for Men, Infants, Toddler, KIMG_0621ids, youth Juniors and even Baby Leg Warmers.

Who wouldn’t want to start their first day of school with a funky new pair of socks? I love all of the ones I have.  Once you take a look at all the different designs I am sure you will find 1 or more pairs that you like.  You could have a different pair for each outfit!  You can find all of these fun and funky designs HERE.

Sock It to Me would like to give one of my readers a pair of socks of their choice.  You must be 18+ US (48), DC.  Leave a comment on what pair of socks you like the best. Extra entry for following Sock It to Me on Facebook.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends Sept 8, 2014. Enter daily for more chances to win.

Please fill out the form HERE to enter.

 

Kaisy1

 

Aug 232014
 

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I think I have mentioned how important it is to do a cleanse once in awhile.  Here is another product you could use it is from HealthyNow and it is called Colon Cleanse Detox Plus.  A Unique, All Natural & Extra Strength formulation of herbs, seeds, fruits and fibers that help enhance digestive system functioning and cleanse the bowel.

This Colon Cleanse is mild effective laxative.  Simple colon cleansing promotes a fresh & clean digestive system and enhanced colon health. HealthyNow Colon Cleanse Detox Plus is all-natural digestive system cleanse.  It is made in the USA and is made in a FDA inspected facility.

Here are some of the benefits of Colon Cleanse Detox Plus:

– Regulate Digestion
– Improve the absorption of nutrients in the body
– Increase Energy
– Promote Weight Loss Naturally
– Improve Digestive Health
– Promote Overall Balance of Health

Colon Cleanse Detox Plus is easy to use – just take 1 or 2 capsules in the morning and again at night before bed.  I found that these worked good and after using I did feel better.  If you would like to purchase these HealthyNow Colon Cleanse Detox Plus you can do so HERE on Amazon.com.

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.

Aug 222014
 

This product is the perfect sunscreen to keep in your purse or car.

Adventuress Skin Care – YouVee’s Sunscreen Swipes

Adventuress Skin Care - YouVee's Sunscreen Swipes

These are individually wrapped swipes with just the exact amount of Sunscreen on it. They are uniquely packaged in a sealed finger pocket.  You get 24 packets per box. You simply open the packet and place your finger into the pocket and swipe.  You get the exact dosage of  moisturizing sun screen on your skin with no  greasy residue left on your hands and fingers.

These swipes have high performance sunscreen in them and protect against UVA and UVB rays.  They are good for all skin types even sensitive or Rosacea-prone skin.  They are fragrance and paraben free.

Here are some of the benefits of Adventuress You Vee’s Sunscreen Swipes:

  • Great for on the go
  • Small enough to fit in your purse or pocket
  • Exact dosage you need
  • Easy to apply
  • Protect against UVA and UVB rays
  • Fragrance, oxybenzone and paraben free
  • Good for all skin types

What I liked most about the Sunscreen Swipes is that I could carry them in my purse, they were easy to apply to my skin, didn’t leave a greasy or shiny residue on my skin and no fragrance.

If you would like to purchase Adventuress Skin Care – YouVee’s Sunscreen Swipes for $24.00, 4.49 shipping they are Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

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.”

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Aug 222014
 

Here is another great product for use out in the sun.

emerginC – Broad Spectrum Sun Protector SPF 30+

emerginC - Broad Spectrum Sun Protector SPF 30+

I have written before about how good vitamin C is for your skin. That is one of the reasons I really like emerginC – Broad Spectrum Sun Protector.  It can be used by all skin types even people who have sensitive skin.

emerginC spf 30+ contains all natural ingredients that help protect and nourish the skin.  It has vitamin C in it which helps improve the tone and texture of your skin. It helps remove dead skin cells and stimulates cell growth. emerginC spf 30+ also uses the antioxidant power of vitamin E and green tea, as well as the soothing and hydrating effects of aloe vera, which also stimulates cell growth.

Here are some of the benefits of emerginC spf 30+:

  • Protects and nourish Skin
  • Contains all natural ingredients
  • Hydrates your skin
  • Long lasting
  • Stimulates cell growth
  • Protects against sun damage

I like that it is non-greasy, hydrates my skin and that it helps diminish the fine lines and wrinkles with extended use. It is easy to use just apply before going out in the sun. Can be used on your face and body.

If you are interested in purchasing emerginC – Broad Spectrum Sun Protector SPF 30+ for $29.95, 5.22 shipping it is  Available at Fullfillment By Amazon

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.”

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links provided by Postpresso.

Aug 222014
 

Here in Oregon we had more days over 90 than any other on record.  I see next week we have a couple more that may be over 90.  So I am still using summer skin protection.

Jan Marini – Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 (2 oz / 60 ml)

Jan Marini - Marini Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 (2 oz / 60 ml)

Jan Marini – Marni Physical Protectant SPF 45 is great for my skin. It’s superior sun protection line utilizing purely physical filters for broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection to decrease the risk of premature skin aging.

This weightless sunscreen features a universal tint and microscopic sponges for additional oil control with a sheer, matte finish.

Green tea extract and alpha bisabolol provide enhanced free radical protection while soothing and calming the skin from stress caused by UV and heat.

Here are some of the benefits of Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45:

  • Ultimate in physical protection
  • Universal tint
  • Sheer finish
  • Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection
  • Water resistant up to 80 minutes
  • Paraben, Fragrance, Oil free

I like how lightweight it is on my skin and that it does not feel greasy or shin like some sun protection does.  The good thing is that Marni Physical Protectant can be use on all skin types.  It is easy to use just shake well before using and apply liberally to your skin.  Reapply after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying and at least every 2 hours to make sure you are well protected.

If you would like to purchase Jan Marini – Marini Marini Physical Protectant SPF 45 (2 oz / 60 ml) you can do so here for – $48.99, Free shipping – Available at SkincareMarket

 

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Aug 212014
 

Here is a product that I was a bit afraid to use. It was something I have never heard of, but once I used it I was glad I did.

MelodySusi – MelodySusie 192 Needles Microneedle Skin Care Therapy System Derma Roller with Medical Grade Stainless Steel for Skin Rejuvenation SPA Stretch Marks Anti Aging Repair Acne Scarring Stimulate hair growth

MelodySusi - MelodySusie 192 Needles Microneedle Skin Care Therapy System Derma Roller with Medical Grade Stainless Steel for Skin Rejuvenation SPA Stretch Marks Anti Aging Repair Acne Scarring Stimulate hair growth

 The Needles Microneedle Skin Care Therapy System is good to use for many reasons and can be used on both the face and body.  People use it for on the face and body to help cut back and soften pimples or surgical scars, diminish the appearance of cellulite and stretch marks, scale back large pores, clean heavy pitted skin, and assist in reversing the results of sun damage. Here are a few of the benefits of this product:

  • Activate the cells which help repair damaged tissues
  • Stimulate hair to grow and keep it thickness
  • Help wounds heal and stimulate the skin’s own collagen

It is very easy to use and specially designed for skin complexion improvement, wrinkle reduction, and also pregnancy lines.  I used it on my face to help with my anti-aging routine.  The first thing I did was disinfect the micro needle with alcohol and then let it dry.  Then I cleansed my face.  The next step was to put some day cream on my face – and not rub it in but use the roller four times in four directions on the areas I wanted to see some skin improvement.  After that I put a bit more face cream on and I was done.  This is a very simple operation and non-invasive. With daily use you should see an improvement in a short amount of time.

If you would like to purchase this MelodySusi – MelodySusie 192 Needles Microneedle Skin Care Therapy System Derma Roller with Medical Grade Stainless Steel for Skin Rejuvenation SPA Stretch Marks Anti Aging Repair Acne Scarring Stimulate hair growth – $9.99, 5.10 shipping – it is Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

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.”

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Aug 212014
 

I love using placemats on the dinner table. I have a number of different ones and like to mix up the pattern on them.  I found a great place to buy all kinds of linens for the table.  Hen House Linens.  Look how bright and cherry these placemats are.

Hen House Linens – Hen House Linens Gracious Persimmon 100% Cotton Placemats

Hen House Linens - Hen House Linens Gracious Persimmon 100% Cotton Table Runner, 14 x 70 Inch

When I set the table and use cloth napkins and placemats it makes any meal feel more fancy. You don’t have to save them for when you have guest, you should use them every day.  What is really nice is that you can spill on these and you can just throw them in the wash.  They are made of soft and inviting 100% cotton using color-fast dyes that allow you the ease of machine-washing and drying. To extend the life of your linens, we recommend washing in cold water and drying on low heat. The fabric will soften with age but retain its shape for many years of gracious living.

I think I must get my love of cloth napkins and placemats from my Grandma Keller.  I don’t remember this but I hear stories  about how she always had cloth napkins in her purse – she hated to use paper napkins when she went out to eat.

You can find napkins, placemats, table cloths, aprons, potholders and lots of other great linen products for you kitchen and bathroom at Hen House Linens.  They have a great line of fun and bright line of products. You may be able to find them locally at Zupans.  Hen House Linens – Hen House Linens Gracious Persimmon 100% Cotton Table Runner, 14 x 70 Inch – $25.00, Free shipping – Available at Amazon.com Marketplace

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.”

 

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