Republic Book Tour and $50 Amazon GC #Giveaway

Republic Ken Murphy is a 45 year-old National Guard Colonel and senior manager at a computer chip manufacturer in quiet Highview, West Virginia. In this future history featuring frightening parallels to our present, the local economy is thrown into a tailspin when the plant is suddenly shut down, even as the nation is thrown into turmoil by a deadly domestic terrorist attack. Murphy, like everyone else in his town, is suddenly thrown out of work, with no way to pay for medical care for his son. Karen Greenfield, a young captain in Murphy's … [Read more...]

Easy Stocking Stuffers: Biscoff Cookie Holiday Favor Boxes #Giveaway!

I absolutely love finding creative ways to fill my family's Christmas stockings.  Everyone in the house gets a stocking at Christmas, including the pets!  Okay, the fish don't get their own stocking but there are treats for the bird and chewies for the dogs along with all the treats I put in the people's stockings.  I don't like to buy just any old thing I come across, though!  I want it to be unique, high quality and a good fit for the recipient.  Sometimes I do a favorite magazine or a gift card to a particular store and sometimes I find a … [Read more...]

K Cup Organizer from YouCopia Up for Grabs #12DaysGifts

I feel like I spend an awful lot of time trying to get myself organized.  Whether it is making lists so I don't forget to make cookies for a class party and buying bins and baskets to organize my pantry it is a never ending process.  I am not always particularly successful at it but, hey, at least I am trying! I don't mind having piles of things on my counter as long as they are organized piles.  A few years ago I fell in love with my Keurig coffee machine and soon after decided that I needed someplace to store the K-cups that go with it.  I … [Read more...]

Ace Hardware $50 GC Giveaway and the Merry Paint Makeover Contest!

My husband and I are one of those odd couples that actually enjoys browsing through hardware stores.  One day when the kids were young and we had a rare afternoon free we actually used our kid-free hours on a trip to Ace Hardware!  Odd, yes but we like planning ways to improve our home and doing things yourselves is much cheaper than hiring someone to do it!  We try to avoid those HUGE hardware stores because we feel that our local Ace Hardware gives us much more personal service.  Their employees know what they are talking about and can really … [Read more...]

Grade A Stupid Book Tour Give Away: $50 Amazon GC and Swag!

Grade A Stupid Fifteen years ago, Darcy Walker’s parents thought it was a good idea to give her a unique name: Darcy, meaning “dark walker.” Whether that was a stroke of genius or stroke of stupid, they definitely nailed the irony. She lacks direction, her grades stink despite a high IQ, she’s boringly average--although flirting admirers claim otherwise--and God help her, she’s infatuated with a bad-boy. A bad-boy that her hottie best friend, Dylan, wishes would get acquainted with his fist. And, oh yeah, there’s that tattoo that was a … [Read more...]