I’m Still Here Book Review and Giveaway

I’m Still Here Book Review and Giveaway

It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary. Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new future—one in which she is finally accepted. Through humor and heartbreak, Esther learns that blood does not mean family, that absence does not make the heart grow fonder and that silence can speak volumes. Put I'm Still Here on your TBR list! Buy on … [Read more...]

Healthier Outdoor Entertaining Tips #IBBakesWell

Healthier Outdoor Entertaining Tips #IBBakesWell

This outdoor entertaining post has been sponsored but all opinions expressed here are my own. As we move from summer into fall you would think that opportunities for outdoor entertaining would be disappearing, right?  Well, here in Georgia we actually don't do much outdoor entertaining in the summer.  Mainly because it's hot and humid all summer!  Not to mention that swarms of mosquitoes are just waiting to bite my bare legs!  I firmly believe that fall is the absolutely BEST season for outdoor entertaining.  The weather in the evenings is cool enough to allow for a fire in the fire pit and it still stays light late enough that we aren't stumbling around in the dark trying to eat dinner. If you are planning a little bit of outdoor entertaining this fall, here are a few tips to make your … [Read more...]

Dream Killers by SM Blooding

Dream Killers by SM Blooding

The Sea of Dreams spat me out with no memories, no idea of who I was or what my purpose might be. When Captain Bo, dream killer extraordinaire, arrived, I took a chance to explore. On the road of discovery, I tripped upon dreamplanes floating dead in a graveyard, scared children attempting to survive their dreams turned nightmare, strange guardians, rogue Dreamlanders, and ships with hearts of silver. I learned more about Dreamland than I ever thought possible. But people are dying. They’re disappearing. Dreamland is twisting, shifting, ripping. I don’t know how best to help, how to save those I’ve met, who have wormed their way into my heart. If only I knew who I was, what I’d been born to do. Then I found out. I know who I am. I wish I didn’t. Dream Killers is geared for fans of Once … [Read more...]

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

I was provided one copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook at no charge in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. My 2 month long foray into the world of the Paleo diet was an interesting experience.  I did not find that the diet was right for me personally but I did realize that some really delicious recipes are actually both Paleo AND very delicious!  By definition, Paleo recipes are usually very healthy.  They  include real, whole food ingredients and nothing artificial.  I found that they usually included lots of herbs and spices to make up for the lack of salt, sugar, and flavorings that you find in many traditional recipes.  Since my family absolutely LOVES spicy food, when I was sent a copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook to review I … [Read more...]

America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook

America’s Best Barbecue Cookbook

I received one copy of America's Best Barbecue for the purpose of this review but all opinions expressed are my own.  This post contains affiliate links Barbecue is pretty much a way of life here in the south.  Barbecue is not a flavor...it is a style of cooking.  You can not have true barbecue ribs if you cooked them in the oven, even if you covered them with barbecue sauce!  As proud owners of a Green Egg ceramic grill, my husband and I grill out a lot!  The patio gets a lot of use all year round but especially during the spring and summer.  When I was offered a chance to review America's Best Barbecue: Recipes and Techniques for Prize-Winning Ribs, Wings, Brisket, and More I knew I could find something delicious in there to try out! America's Best … [Read more...]