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Don’t Stink!

This is a compensated post but all opinions are mine. I love when I get the chance to try new products. Especially, when they are practical ones I use on a daily basis. Like deodorant. I tend to be a creature of habit and have bought the same couple brands over and over for the… READ MORE »

Fashion Fun For the Holidays

I recently discovered Polyvore. I’ve seen all these great images with complete looks on them forever it seems and I finally figured out where they came from and how to make my own. I’m almost embarrassed it took me this long because it’s simple and SO MUCH FUN! It’s another one of those places where… READ MORE »

Who Doesn’t Love Personal Blueberry Pie?

A friend of mine gave me a Babycakes Multi-Treat Baker and I just love it. There is something fun about mini pies so each person can have their own. The recipe I used for this post was the classic Betty Crocker recipe. My mom and both my grandmothers had the Betty Crocker Cookbook and when I got… READ MORE »

Friend Friday with Michael Joseph

This week’s Friend Friday highlights author Michael Joseph and his book — Searching For Hope. Michael writes mystery thrillers and this is his third published book. You can get a copy of it on Amazon for $2.99.  Title: Searching for Hope Author: Michael Joseph Genre: Mystery/Thriller Release Date: July 11, 2014 Book Blurb: On a bitter January night, private detective Sam… READ MORE »

Planning to Plan for 2015

In 21 more days it’s Christmas. In 27 more days it’s goodbye 2014. I don’t know about you but the end of this year has snuck up on me. At the end of October I have a brief moment where I thought the end of the year is coming up and I’d better start planning… READ MORE »

Virtual Book Tours

As an author I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, helping other authors. I know how frustrating it can be to invest your heart and soul into your craft and not know exactly where to turn to market your book. You see a few sales, or none at all (I’ve been there it sucks), and know you need… READ MORE »

What’s In My Closet?

I love polka dots. I bought this dress a couple years ago from The Limited and have only worn it in the summer since it’s strapless and I get cold really easily. However, I always see it in my closet during the winter and am sad because I have to wait for nicer weather to… READ MORE »

Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Tenders

I think many of us agree that bacon added to anything tastes good. There is just something about it that gives what you pair it with delicious flavor. So when I had the idea to use up the leftover Garlic Basil Bellavitano Cheese Spread as a stuffing for chicken tenders I thought what better way… READ MORE »

Romance & Revenge – a cozy mystery

The bookkeeper at Jared’s company has been murdered and if that wasn’t bad enough someone is trying to sabotage the company by leaking company documents to other firms who are then upstaging their presentations. Jared asks for her help to find out who is trying to take Sleeping Bear Designs down and while Presley is… READ MORE »

Finding Your New Hairstyle with Advent Hair Systems

Sometimes, as women, we feel like we just need a new look — maybe something as simple as a a new lipstick shade, a new outfit or possibly even a complete change of hairstyle and color. We all know that finding the perfect hairstyle can give you a completely new look or enhance your current look…. READ MORE »

Accessories & Alibis – a cozy mystery

Grabbing the wonderful opportunity to buy the now failing retail boutique, Silk, which she used to work at, Presley thinks she finally about to embark on her new career. This is her chance to make her mark on the world. The excitement is short lived when on the first day of business ownership store manager,… READ MORE »