Archives for November 2011

Review & Giveaway-Charm Factory

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Thanksgiving & My Birthday

Thursday was Thanksgiving here in the US and that is always a super busy day for me as it is for tons of people.   I helped my grandma and I also worked on designs most of the day.  I want to redo both of my sites but I have no idea what I want to do with my sites.  I also come up with great ideas for clients but I can never figure out what I am going to do with my own sites.  Oh well I always figure it out in the end.  We had my grandma’s family over and there was quite a few of them that showed up.  I never did count but we had planned on 17 or so.  Once that was over I just went to bed because I was exhausted and I didn’t even do much because the MS is kicking my butt lately.

My birthday was on Saturday and I didn’t do anything other than go to dinner with my grandparents and my brother.  My birthday was uneventful this year and I am okay with that!  I am not looking forward to Christmas for several reasons but the main one is because I am already so tired I don’t know where I am going to find the energy to do everything that goes on this time of year.  I think I will just hide!

I hope everyone had a great weekend and if you are in the US I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

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Quote Of The Week-Herman Cain

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Black Friday & Cyber Monday Blog Design Sale

If you are looking for a new design for your blog you can’t pass up this great sale. I am teaming up with Jacqui from Wacky Jacqui Designs for a Black Friday & Cyber Monday sale! We have the two packages that are on sale listed below.

Blogger Sale $35

  • Header
  • Background
  • Menu bar
  • Blog button with grab code
  • Post divider
  • Signature
  • Sidebar title design
  • Footer message (ex: Thank You For Visiting)
  • Social Icons
  • Template Choice: (these are sample sites)
  • 2 columns (left or right sidebar column placement)
  • 3 columns (2 columns right or left OR split with 1 column on each side)
  • 4 columns (left or right sidebar column placement)
This includes only a basic Menu Bar, if you want a drop down menu it will cost $10 extra.
This package doesn’t include any digital images/kit fees.


WordPress Sale $60

  • Header
  • Background
  • Blog Button
  • Signature
  • Social icons
  • Theme Used: Lifestyle, Prose, or Magazine from StudioPress
This package doesn’t include any digital images/kit fees.

Right now is a great time to get a new design! Please fill out this form if you are interested in this package.  This sale ends on 11/29/2011.

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Book Review-Iris and the Dragonflies

Product Description

Iris, a feisty, solitary, eleven-year-old girl prefers being down by the creek near her house more than anywhere else in the world.

School is nothing but a joyless prison and uninterested in her classmates she spends each day gazing out the window, waiting for the dismissal bell to ring. Her only friends are the dragonflies who flit through the shoulder high bulrushes growing along the creek’s banks.

Iris discovers the dragonflies are more than they appear to be and that she is the key to resolving an age-old battle between light and dark, good and evil. She has the ability to unleash the power of the Earth to restore the balance that has been lost. This however is not what the Solaris have in mind. They are the world’s most powerful Evil and Iris is the only one who can stop them!

Will Iris and her friends be able to win this battle?

Iris and the Dragonflies is empowering, and a must read for all girls.

My Review

When I received this book to review I thought that it was going to be boring because it is written for middle school kids but I really enjoyed reading this book.  It has such a great mix of fantasy and real things that it kept me interested.  I couldn’t help but like Iris.  The author is great and tells the story so well that you have to wonder at times if it is real or fantasy.  I am amazed that she could make Iris seem so real and peg how girls Iris’s age act.  She is an amazing author and I wouldn’t mind reading more of her books.  I think that middle school kids would love this book.  I would recommend that everyone check out this book!

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Book Review-The Crossing

Back Of Book

On the way home from a football game, a decade earlier, a masked gunman opened fire on a Texas school bus. Cheerleading coach B.J. Remington was killed, but her murderer was never found. Claudia, who had a close friendship with the young, spirited teacher, constantly relives the anguish of that day, caught in one moment in time. When her husband, the assistant district attorney, becomes determined to uncover the mystery of that tragedy, the secrets buried over the years threaten to tear their family apart.

Officer Casio Hightower will never forget the day his dreams were destroyed. A star quarterback with a promising future, Casio was on top of the world—until one bullet changed everything. He is eager to help Victor Campbell find B.J.’s killer, the man who shot him. Maybe solving the case will help silence the demons driving Casio to hurt the woman he loves.

As the Campbells and Casio teeter on the brink of losing everything, will they be able to discover that what begins at the crossing ends at the cross?

My Review

I loved this book!!!!!!!!!  I can usually figure out the outcome of the books before they are done but I couldn’t figure this one out.  Lets just say that the ending totally shocked me and I didn’t see the end coming.  This book also held my interest and ended up being a book that I didn’t want to put down.  I really want to read more books by this author because her writing is amazing and she does such a great job describing things in her book.  Most of the mysteries/thrillers that I have tend to get gross but this book didn’t.  It still kept me interested even though it wasn’t super gross.

If you like mysteries then you will love this book!

FTC-I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review
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Money Giveaway

Everyone should go check out this giveaway!  You can win $500 dollars!

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Quote Of The Week

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FTC:I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

From The Back Of The Book

How can she believe God cherishes her when she can’t forgive herself?

Kelli London once dreamed of being a songwriter. As crazy as it seemed, she hoped that God would use the lyrics that came to her while she slept. She dreamed about Brian too, that the love they shared would be a forever kind of love. But choices she’ll forever regret upended her hope . . . and turned her dreams to dust. When those dreams come knocking once more, she’s forced to deal with the pain of the past.

Heather Anderson’s life has spun out of control—first, an affair with a married man, then a one-night stand with the drummer of a popular Christian band that left her devastated. Broken and alone, she cried out to the only One who can save her. And He did. But that’s just the beginning, because now she must leave behind the only life she’s ever known.

Two women with shame-filled pasts form an unlikely friendship. What does God’s forgiveness look like for them? Will they ever believe that He loves them . . . and can still offer them a life where they are cherished?

My Review

I was not a huge fan of this book.  It has taken me months to finish this book and write the review.  It has a great message but it was boring to me.  I think it is boring to me because I am so used to reading thrills and mystery books so that when I read a book like this it tends to bore me.  I think this book had a great message.  I also love that the book isn’t gross like some of the other books I have read.

This is the first book I have read by her and I know that I won’t ready anymore since her writing isn’t what I like to read.

Has anyone read this book?  How do you feel about the book?

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.combook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Book Review-The Queensford Family

FTC:I received a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

The Queensford Family~The cover and the info from the back of the book came from the website that provided me with the book to review~

by Shelley Hollenbeck

Seven invited tourists and their tour-guide driver are storm-isolated at Queensford Castle, Cock Robin Island, California. In the grand tradition of Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None,” all seven die, one by one. Who killed them – their Native American driver? Their host? The butler? The answer is much more complicated than Christie’s, involving the characters’ past lives and a centuries-old prophecy heralding divine retribution.

My Review

Let me first start by saying that I love everything about this book until the ending.  I was less than impressed with how the author chose to end the book but I have read books that have ended worse.  Right from the start of the book it grabbed my attention and it turned out to be a book that I couldn’t put down.  Most of the book reminded me of the game of clue.  I spend the entire book trying to figure it out and I never would have guessed the ending.  I wouldn’t mind reading more books by this author.  I also think people who like thrillers or mysteries would love this book.

Once you have read it please come back and let me know what you think of it!

FTC- I received a complimentary copy of The Queensford Family as a member of the    

    Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit

    to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

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