Dec 312014


All of us look to the New Year as a time to make changes in many aspects of our lives. We’re giving you a twist on traditional New Year’s Resolutions. We call this New in 72 – ways you can transform your skin, wardrobe, hair and wellness in just 72 hours. It’s a beautiful and exciting way to kick off your 2015!


Skin care expert and Founder, President/CEO of Vertere Skin Care, Bethany Hilt, offers the following tips to see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours:

  • Drink coconut water daily – Coconut water is not just a great hydrator due to its electrolyte content, but it also contains cytokines and lauric acid which are used in the process of cell growth and their regulation. Coconut water has significant anti-aging, anti-carcinogenic and anti-thrombotic properties which helps to minimize skin aging, balance PH levels and keep connective tissue hydrated.
  • Add a facial loofah to your cleansing routine – Regardless of the cleansing modality you’re currently using, whether it’s your hands or a Clarisonic, use a facial loofah gently once a day. This boost of manual exfoliation can quickly eliminate dead skin cells and polish your skin to perfection.
  • Vertere’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 – To build on the tips above and see a visible difference in your skin within 72 hours, use Vertere Skin Care’s Dramatic Transformation Cream SPF 15 daily. A consumer test panel, beauty editors, bloggers and testimonials like this consistently report seeing a visible difference in their skin within 72 hours.

Celebrity wardrobe stylist Newheart Ohanian, who recently styled singer Estelle as well as spreads for Interview Germany, Vogue Taiwan and Elle Mexico, offers these pro principles for refreshing your wardrobe within 72 hours:

  • Create ‘uniforms’ in your closet
  • Organize your closet according to the staples of your ‘uniforms’
  • Make these items the staples of your ‘uniforms’ to create go-to looks
    • A little black dress
    • A crisp white shirt
    • Black blazer(s)
    • Cashmere sweaters
    • Tux trousers
    • Jeans
    • Turtlenecks
    • Pencil skirts
  • Refresh your wardrobe with new key items and accessories such as a cashmere camel coat, ankle booties, a good military boot and stackable bracelets.

Celebrity hairstylist, Kozmo Fahringer, who has perfected the tresses of hundreds of models as well as celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Isabella Rossellini, relies on one go-to product to create a blowout that lasts 72 hours – Phytovolume Actif. Just spray it into damp hair, blow dry and style. Your style will last for 72 hours without being crunchy. Use dry shampoo on day three if necessary.

Marcia Camino, yoga expert and founder of Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, recommends three types of meditation that are lesser-known to create improved emotional and spiritual health within 72 hours. These practices have shown to have a positive affect even after just one session, so practice one, two, or all three for three days straight and note the profound shift in your psyche:

  • Yoga Nidra (Yoga Sleep) – Yoga Nidra helps your mind and body relax deeply because your subconscious comes to the forefront and your analytical, judgmental mind falls away.
  • Yin Yoga – Here, we investigate postures held for several minutes each that not only open the body for greater flexibility but also clears the mind by training the brain to ‘stay put’; necessary in our stressful world.
  • Freeform movement – At Pink Lotus Yoga Studio, we sometimes get out of our yoga minds and just shake it! We turn on danceable music for several minutes and ask students to explore creating movement from the heart rather than the head and to enjoy themselves while moving. Moving/Dancing is one of the best meditations in motion around; it can bring on “ananda” (happiness).

Here’s to you making visible improvements to these aspects of your life in just 72 hours to kick off 2015 in a powerful way!

You can find Vertere  stocked by the legendary luxury department store Stanley Korshak and other select national retailers.  They have also offered 4 of my readers the chance to try Vertere deluxe sample size sets of Vertere Skin Care. Enter to win.  You must be 18+ US.  Leave a comment on how you are going to transform your skin, wardrobe or hair. Extra entry for following Vertere Skin Care on Twitter.  Extra entry for each way you follow Kaisy Daisy’s Corner. Giveaway ends Jan 14, 2015.  Enter daily for more chances to win.

Winners are Denise W, Diane C, Ouida S and Marsha K


“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.”


Dec 302014


Do you have a special tool in the kitchen that you just love?  I think this The Best Premium Zester Grater is one of my favorites.  I use it a lot in my cooking.  I love to cook and make most of my meals from scratch.  So using The Best Premium Zester Grater helps give my food lots of flavor.  I use it to grate lemon, lime and orange zest to add either to a savory or sweet dish.  It works good with fresh ginger to add to some of my Asian meals.  Christmas morning I grated chocolate over the whip cream on our hot chocolate.  It looked like it came from a restaurant.  The list of ways of using it goes on and on.

It is sharp and has a stainless steel blade so it makes it effortless to grate cheese or chocolate.  It is easy to clean and can go through the dishwasher.  It has a thick handle with a comfortable grip. The blade is strong and extra long.

If you are looking for something to take your meals up a notch with how they look and add extra flavor easily The Best Premium Zester Grater  is for you!  You can purchase it on the link below from


“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.”

Dec 302014


Like everyone else at this time of year I take a look at myself and say Kay you need to make some changes.  So this year I am going to be more healthy.  I am going to lose weight, do things that make me smile, exercise and just take some time for me.  I am not going to let myself get stressed out or worry about things I have no control over.  I know this is easy for me to say but I am going to do my best and try to improve me.

What does that mean for my readers?  To start with I am going to commit to at least one story a week regarding health, food, diet, green or doing something nice for someone.  I am going to share pictures of my healthy meals and of things I find along the way that you would find helpful.  I am hoping to be inspired and to inspire anyone who desires to live a healthier lifestyle along with me.

I would love if you would share your helpful and healthy tips with me in the comments below. I am always looking for new recipes and snack ideas too!

I am so blessed to have the readers I have and look forward to 2015 and making a few improvements!




Dec 302014

 Are you looking for a new book to read?  Game On!  Looks like it would be a good book to read.  Make sure you enter the giveaway below. Tara will be awarding a print of local art by artist Wendy Beaver of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (North American addresses only). Make sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Tara will be awarding a print of local art by artist Wendy Beaver of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour (North American addresses only). Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Game On! Never to Part and Never to Love is an ebook with two short stories. Never to Part features Ryan almost getting run over by Sam at a bar one night. They see each other again as Ryan’s hockey team is hiring her marketing firm in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. What can these two confused overachievers do when love strikes. Never to Love brings us to Halifax again where James and Sarah bump heads in a business deal to help out his motocross sponsorship prospects. Will they be able to put business aside and commit to their passions?

Enjoy an excerpt from Never to Love

James walked into the sports bar after parking his Harley and ordered a Guinness. He silently raised his glass to his ex-fiancée and her cheating ways before gulping it down.

“Another.” He tipped the bartender, a man with his eyes on the local hockey channel.

After the second one he stopped himself and wiped foam from his upper lip as he smelled expensive perfume. He watched as a blond beauty swung open an office door at the back and he heard her heels click as she descended upon the bartender. She tossed her hair and gestured wildly but the old man was ignoring her with his arms crossed. His cronies kept their eyes on the game. James glanced around and realized he was the only one in there. Maybe she was the waitress? His stomach growled and he raised his arm.

“Hey. What’s a guy got to do to get some food around here?”

The blonde turned and gripped the bar rails.

“Sir.” Her voice was like ice. “I am not the waitress. Mike here can let the cook know what you want.”

He frowned at her tone. “Well, you’re here now. I’d like some wings. Hot barbeque. And a poutine. You do that here?”

Her blue eyes seemed to be made of crystal. She took a step forward. Sensing he’d gone too far but unwilling to show his throat to any female, he watched as she shook in rage.

“I got it, son. Sarah, go take a load off, eh? You’re ruining the game,” said the bartender casually without making eye contact.

“There’s no point anymore, Dad,” she muttered. Her shoulders slumped as she turned back to the office she came from.

About the Author:

Author Tara C. MacDonald holds a B.A. English Literature from Trent University and has been a member of Romance Writers of America since 2008. Other writing groups such as Scribe Wenches, Romance Writers of Nova Scotia and other RWA chapters have helped her learn her craft. She believes in the hope that romance can bring and reads avidly. Her first published work was as a Co-Author in a non-fiction book called “Succeeding Through Doubt, Fear & Crisis” August 2014 with the eWomenNetwork publishing program.




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Dec 292014

cover57730-mediumThe Girls of Mischief Bay

By Susan Mallery

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Susan Mallery, the New York Times bestselling author of Three Sisters, is world renowned for her “insightful, funny, and poignant” stories (Booklist). With her brand-new Mischief Bay series, she brings vivid color to the story of three friends on the brink of a new life. Nicole Lord wants to be a good wife, but there’s a difference between being supportive and supporting her husband, who quit his job to write a screenplay she’s never seen. He won’t even help take care of their son, leaving Nicole to run the house and work full-time.

Sacrificing a personal life for her career is how Shannon Rigg became VP at her firm, but she wonders now whether she made the right choice. An exciting new relationship with a great guy convinces her that it might not be too late—until he drops a bombshell that has her questioning whether she really can have it all.

Although Pam Eiland adores her husband, she feels restless now that the kids are grown. Finding sexy new ways to surprise him brings the heat and humor back to their marriage, but when unexpected change turns her life upside down, she’ll have to redefine herself. Again.

Through romance and heartbreak, laughter and tears, the girls of Mischief Bay will discover that life is richer with friends at your side.

My Review:
If you have not read any of Susan Mallery’s books you really need to.  This is a new series by Susan Mallery and I really enjoyed the book.  It was hard to put it down once I started reading it.  Mischief Bay is in southern California.   Nicole runs a business that offers exercise classes.  That is were she meets Shannon and Pam.  They become good friends.  The story starts with Pam having a hard time when she gets her daughters class reunion invitation.  She thinks her life is boring and wants to spice it up a bit. Nicole’s husband quits his job to write a screenplay without telling her  he was quitting and then doesn’t help with the house or their son.  Shannon is happy being VP at work and happy with her single life until she meets Adam.  Things don’t end up like any of them think they will and they become better friends and stick together through all of the changes.  When this comes out in February make sure you pick up a copy of it.
Kaisy1I 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.
Dec 292014

resize_216aeb8be02c7f512620be232a64daa995dda1c25e896805e69bc3c40d75c270385df8e7256256I can’t believe Wednesday is New Year’s Eve.  This past year has gone by so fast. One of my resolutions this coming year is  to take better care of me.  I wash my face in the morning and the evening but many times that is it. I have started using Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  I like that it is clear and that my skin soaks up the serum.  It is packed with  Hyaluronic Acid Serum, vitamin C and E.  It can be used daily and by all skin types.

What I like best is that it helps make my skin appear smoother by stimulating the skins rate of exfoliation.  It also helps protect your skin from the harmful rays of the sun, pollution and cigarette smoke.  Even though it is not as cold here as it is back home in Wisconsin my skin still gets dry.  Hyaluronic Acid Serum help plump and hydrate my dry dull skin.

Hyaluronic Acid Serum is made in the USA in a FDA certified facility.  It is paraben free and uses quality organic and natural ingredients.  If you would like to purchase Hyaluronic Acid Serum to try for yourself you can find it on the link below from


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Dec 292014

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Come join Naturally Frugalicious in this Wine with Me Giveaway Event & Sponsored Blogger Opportunity. If you blog about wine or enjoy wine, this fabulous blogger opp – with a never seen before prize pack – may just be perfect for you! The Wine with Me Giveaway Prize Pack includes: a Black Menu Baggy Winecoat, 3 Disposable Beverage Bags for the Baggy Winecoat and a $100 gift card to – $169 value. If the total amount of sponsored host/co-host spots and giveaway links exceed $100, we will add another winner of a gift card winner in an amount to be determined by the final sponsored amount.

 I think this sounds like a great giveaway – I do enjoy drinking wine.  If you do too you may want to join this Bloggers Op or come back Jan 3 to enter.

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Wine with Me Giveaway Blogger Opportunity

Sign-ups to participate will end Monday, December 29th at 11:59pm EST. The giveaway will begin at 12:00pm EST on Sunday, January 3, 2015 and run through 11:59pm EST on Monday, February 1, 2015 and will be open to US residents, 21+ only. Blogger participation opportunities include host spots, co-host spots, follow pages and social media links. With such a great prize pack and the commitment from each participating blogger to regularly promote this event, you can expect your website to see increased traffic and your followers to increase as well.
Be sure to sign up now, as spots are filling up quickly!

  • 1 (one) FREE social media link with Announcement Post – your choice of link.
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Dec 292014

Do you make the same resolutions every year?  This year I am calling them New Years Goals.  I am setting my goals to lose weight and take better care of myself.  I have over the years always had the same resolutions and by the 3rd or 4th week of January I give them up.  I think what I need to succeed are the right tools.   Below are the top 4 popular resolutions with some great ways to help achieve them.  Are yours the same as mine?  What do you plan to do different this year than in the past? What helps you succeed?

Resolution #1: Losing weight

  • Try: Dietbet – a social dieting online interactive community that provides constant motivation to help you lose weight. Tailored as 4-week “games” run by top trainers Jillian Michaels and Chris/Heidi Powell, dietbet fuels self-competition and accountability to lose weight for good. Their new app JUST released makes weight loss accessible 24/7!

Resolution #2: Making health and wellness a priority

  • Try: The MD Factor (released 1/5/15)– written by a board-certified weight loss physician with a specialization in nutrition, metabolism and weight management, the book debunks diet myths, explains portion control and explains how to rev metabolism and makeover your health/wellness through quizzes, self-assessments and research-based insight.

Resolution #3: Exercising More, Taking on a marathon or fitness goal

  • Try: 4id’s new fitness glow gear – A new line of reflective glow fitness products to stay safe and seen during outdoor workouts. All products are waterproof, customized with light-up settings and can be easily removed post-workout.

Resolution #4: Eating healthier, Learning more about nutrition

  • Try: bistroMD prepared meals – A line of perfectly portioned meals scientifically proven to fuel metabolism and weight loss created by a team of RDs, chefs and nutritionists. Users custom-choose their 5 or 7-day meals after a nutrition consult. Meals are delivered to recipient’s door and are created with the freshest ingredients.



Dec 292014

Blogger Opp ~ CooKoo Connected 2 Watch, 4 Pack Alternative Straps, iPhone Case Giveaway ($210 ARV)

CooKoo Connected WatchDeliciously Savvy is giving away a CooKoo Connected Watch valued at ($130 ARV) as well as the 4 pack of alternative replacement bands ($50 ARV)! Plus a LostDog iPhone Cover ($30 ARV)! Total Value ($210)

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Dec 242014

IMG_0929(1)Are you still working on your last minute gifts or things for your families stockings?  I still have a couple things to get on  my lunch today.

If you are still looking for things to put in the stockings you might want to think about Burt’s Bees products.  I got the soap to put in Joey’s stocking. It smells really good ~ I love the citrus smell.  Or you may want to get the Body Wash or Shave cream.

Burt’s Bees Natural Skincare for Men. Nature knows how to treat a man. Chock-full of clean, no-fuss, no-frills natural care products he doesn’t even know he wants but won’t be able to live without.

·         Natural Skin Care for Men Bar Soap, ($4, Intensely clean, our energizing and purifying soap is made from an all-natural vegetable soap base featuring Lemon, Orange and Petitgrain Oils to cleanse plus Rosemary Extract and Fir Oil to revive and invigorate your skin.

·         Natural Skin Care for Men Body Wash, ($8, Sure, chirping birds may work for some guys, but if you want nature’s most invigorating wake-up call for your skin, grab a bottle of our natural body wash.

·         Natural Skin Care for Men Shave Cream, ($8, The perfect shave is within your reach thanks to this natural cream.

You can find Burt’s Bees products at many retails nationwide like Walmart and Target.


“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.”