Damsel Not Blog Tour and Giveaway

In the days of old, one knight fought to save the maiden he loved – a battle that ended in a bloody promise for the future. In the days of the 21st Century, Izz doesn’t believe in prophecies. A recent widow, she struggles to find the passion that once fueled her life – a passion that is reignited the day a knight in disguise cuts into her life in a flash of swordplay and seductive grins. Izz doesn’t want to love him. The guilt of moving on nearly crushes her, yet she finds herself unable to resist the touch, the feel, the scent of the man who leaves her breathless with just one look. But each day Izz finds herself drawn to Cade, the more danger she finds herself in, for someone believes Izz to be at the center of an ages-old prophecy – and will do anything to stop it. When … [Read more...]

Need More Coffee?  Head to RaceTrac and Get it FREE!   #CrazyGoodCoffee

Need More Coffee? Head to RaceTrac and Get it FREE! #CrazyGoodCoffee

This crazy good coffee post has been sponsored by RaceTrac but all opinions expressed here are my own. As a busy mom, I spend a fair amount of my day with a coffee cup in my hand.  I start out my day with a couple of cups and by 3 PM I am starting to wilt and looking for another cup of coffee to fuel the rest of my day.  Sometimes I am at home when that 3 PM slump hits but sometimes I am out running errands and nowhere near my beloved coffee pot.  On days like that, I often need to stop by the closest coffee supply and fill up.  Isn't it convenient that when I stop to fill up my gas tank at RaceTrac I can fill up my caffeine tank at the same time! In honor of fall and our increasing need for hot caffeinated beverages on cold, dark days,  RaceTrac is ushering in its Crazy Good … [Read more...]

Choose Target Pharmacy and Flip the Script! #TargetSponsored

Choose Target Pharmacy and Flip the Script! #TargetSponsored

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. Summer is finally coming to an end and that means we are heading into the season of fall sports, class projects and a need for lots of vitamins to stay healthy this winter.  Target is my one stop shop for all of these things!  I can find just about everything I need for my kids at Target with the benefit of being able to pick up some last minute groceries and visit the Target Pharmacy for prescriptions at the same time.  Less time running from store to store means more time at home which is always a good thing!  Flip the Script at the Target Pharmacy Using the Target Pharmacy is a great way to save money not only on prescription medications but also on just about everything else that Target has to … [Read more...]

Marraige is an adventure so create a wedding registry that is ready for it! #TargetWedding

Marraige is an adventure so create a wedding registry that is ready for it! #TargetWedding

Content and/or other value provided by our partner, Target. All opinions are my own. When my husband and I got married, we were pretty much poor starving graduate students.  Our furniture was a miss matched collection of whatever I found at yard sales and none of our dinner dishes matched.  We were lucky if we could find a dish in the cabinet that didn't have a crack in it, much less anything that was stylish and attractive.  When we set up our wedding registry we had our eyes on things that were practical.  Salt and pepper shakers may seem boring but I was excited to finally have a matching set.  If I knew THEN what I know NOW I would have planned my wedding registry totally differently!  Who cares about matching salt and pepper shakers when what really makes a marriage is the … [Read more...]

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...]

Make Memorable Moments with GODIVA #GODIVAsummer

Make Memorable Moments with GODIVA #GODIVAsummer

This discussion of memorable summer moments has been sponsored by GODIVA.  All opinions expressed here are my own. We are a family of foodies and many of our vacations and most memorable moments revolve around food.  This summer has been loaded with memorable moments like a summer pool party with homemade macaroni and cheese.  A stop in Buffalo, NY at the Anchor Bar to enjoy hot wings where they were first created.  Teaching my children how to make a healthy dinner this summer.  Food, family, and great summer memories all go hand in hand.  Having a serious sweet tooth I have found that a lot of my memorable moments involve chocolate.  When I was asked to attend an event recently for GODIVA I was more than a little thrilled!  What special event was GODIVA inviting us to a party for?  … [Read more...]

Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips and a #EurekaPower Vacuum Giveaway #bringiton

Helpful Spring Cleaning Tips and a #EurekaPower Vacuum Giveaway #bringiton

These spring cleaning tips have been sponsored by Eureka.  I have been provided with one Eureka Airspeed All Floor vacuum to facilitate my post. After a very long, cold and dreadfully dreary winter, spring is finally here!  My garden is planted, the days are staying light later, and the kids are off to school in the morning in shorts.  Yes, April in Georgia is warm enough for shorts!  Along with the warmer weather comes a distinct need to clean out my house.  Clutter and dust bunnies shall be dealt with severely in the coming weeks.  Between purging the closets and vacuuming up the extra coat my dog leaves behind on the floor I am hoping to be more energized and motivated once the house is clean again.  If you are diving into spring cleaning this month, too, here are a few helpful … [Read more...]

Easy Easter Dessert Recipe: Birds Nest Pudding Tarts  #BunnyTrail

Easy Easter Dessert Recipe: Birds Nest Pudding Tarts #BunnyTrail

This Easter Dessert Recipe has been sponsored by Global Influence with products supplied by Hershey's. When I was growing up, there were certain Easter traditions that were very important to me even as a child.  Buying a pretty new Easter dress for church and slipping on those shiny white dress shoes made it obvious that Easter was not your average day at church.  Easter baskets were filled with candy that we almost NEVER got to eat.  Yes, we probably ate more jelly beans and chocolate eggs than we should have at 6 AM on Easter morning but hey, Easter was a special occasion!  A special breakfast of hot cross buns rounded out our Easter morning.  I actually made homemade hot cross buns last week because I decided there was no reason I shouldn't be able to enjoy them all year round!  One … [Read more...]

Atlanta Bloggers Celebrate Spring with Great American Cookies!  #BrownieBling

Atlanta Bloggers Celebrate Spring with Great American Cookies! #BrownieBling

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Great American Cookies. Blogging can be a rather solitary business.  Sure, we say that we work in Social Media but usually that just means we are 'social' with people online.  Our blogging friends, followers, and fans interact with us via computer but only occasionally do we actually get to hang out with each other in person.  When bloggers DO get together with each other in person you can bet there will be food involved.  This week, I had the pleasure of hanging out with a few of my blogger friends while we tried out the NEW! Fudge Brownie made with M&M’s® from Great American Cookies! With winter finally on the way OUT and spring finally here I am starting to crave a bit more excitement in my life!  Traveling into Atlanta … [Read more...]

How to Get More Guacamole in Your Diet

How to Get More Guacamole in Your Diet

This guacamole post has been sponsored by Wholly Guacamole but all opinions expressed here are my own. As my husband and I have gotten older, we have realized that it is not quite as easy to stay healthy as it was when we were younger.  Or, maybe we just never really cared much when we were in our 20's.  A couple of decades really changes your outlook on life. Now we find ourselves looking at things like salt content and calories.  We listen to health reports on the news about what we SHOULD be eating and what we should be avoiding.  Over and over again we keep hearing about how 'good fats' are good for us.  Fewer plates full of bacon and eggs and more helpings of avocados and nuts.  Most of the fat in an avocado is in the form of oleic acid. It is considered to be a "good fat" which … [Read more...]