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 … [Read more...]

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, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

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 linksBarbecue 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 … [Read more...]

Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health

I received a free copy of Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health for this review but all opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.I spent several months following the Paleo diet and while I don't think it helped my health issues any, I do think a lot of the recipes and food guidelines were definitely healthy.  I find myself including a ton of Paleo approved foods into my diet now, even though I am back to eating a 'normal' diet.  Smoothies were always a huge part of my Paleo diet and even the kids … [Read more...]

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

This post about homemade soda has been sponsored.  I received a copy of this book at no charge for review purposes but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.I have a serious weakness for soda.  I don't know what it is about that sweet, fizzy drink that makes me crave it so often.  I generally try to avoid it as much as I can and since I started the Paleo diet most of them are not approved anyhow.  But, just because *I* can't drink them, doesn't mean the kids can't and my son (like most teenage boys) … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Kitchen Staples with The DIY Pantry

This post about how to make your own kitchen staples has been sponsored.  I received one copy of The DIY Pantry at no charge to facilitate my review.When I go to the grocery store I have a tendency to check out the ingredient label on a lot of the things I buy.  I am always shocked when something as simple as tartar sauce has 30 ingredients.  I have made it from scratch myself with only 6 so not sure what all those other things are in there!  Probably not stuff I should really be eating.  Now, don't get me wrong....I have been known to come … [Read more...]

The Greek Yogurt Cookbook Review

This review of The Greek Yogurt cookbook was made possible by a free review copy from the publisher.  All opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links which means if you click on a link and make a purchase I will receive a few pennies to put towards my blogging adventure.I absolutely love greek yogurt and can honestly say that it is a staple in my kitchen that I try hard to never run out of.  I use it in dips, smoothies, main dishes and eat it straight out of the container.  Greek yogurt is incredibly healthy and … [Read more...]

Ripley’s Believe It or Not: Dare To Look Book Review

I was provided one copy of the Ripley's Believe It or Not book at no charge in order to facilitate my review but all opinions expressed are my own.When I was growing up, I was a huge fan of the Ripley's Believe It or Not TV show.  I  have always been a bit of a science geek and weirdly fascinated by the oddities portrayed on the show.  A few years ago we visited the  Ripley's Believe It or Not museum and the entire family had an incredibly good time.  I have had the chance to review a few of the Ripley's Believe It or Not books over the … [Read more...]

Crushing Book Tour and Excerpt

Clear and beautiful, the night was made for a walk on the beach. I loved the sound of the ocean, and most nights I fell asleep with my balcony doors open. A bit of a breeze blew, but even though it was still winter, it was only a little chilly.We found a small sand dune and sat down to watch the puppy running at the waves and barking. Gage was looking out over the water. He looked relaxed, but I could barely keep my knees from bouncing. I really had to focus to keep myself calm. I breathed deep.“So why didn’t you tell me who you were … [Read more...]