Showing posts from November, 2013

Would you like Son/Daughter to get a letter for Santa

Would you love to see the look on your little persons face when they received a letter from Santa. Well check out my review of Santa's letter and get your own for 25% off. My son received this letter and was too excited to open his letter.

The letter came in shining red paper address to my little guy stating it came from Santa at the North Pole. My little guy could not wait to tear into his personalized letter. The letters had a great personal touch  talking about the things he wanted for Christmas and how well he is doing in school.

The ordering process is very easy. You put you child's information in and they customize the letter to fit your child. Your child will receive a letter from Santa, Randolph, and a certificate for being on the nice list. I would recommend this to all parents. This would be a great start to any child's Christmas

To get you Santa's letter for 25% off use the coupon code pwrspot 25. This code will expire on 12/17/13. Website link is listed bel…

NourISH Nail Polish Review

Anyone that knows me, knows I love to polish my nails. I have done previous post about my favorite colors and designs. So when I came across the chance to review nail polish I was very excited. So for my color choice I choose Fuscia  being  as I love any shade of purple.

I received my nail polish in the mail and could not wait to do my nails. This polish is made from organic products to help you achieve health nails. Some of the ingredients in the polish are Soy Protein and vitamin E to help combat dry nails. Overall I liked the product and would use again.

The polish goes on smooth and coats the nail well so you don't have to apply so much. There was not a strong smell which to me is a plus.  The nail polish lasted for about 2 weeks. This is through tons of hand washing, bath times, and dish washing.

Website to purchase nail polish

If you would like to review the NourISH Nail Polish contact Ann Alder @ Annalder

The Simple Things in Life received this product in retur…

PrimaLoft Luxury Down Alternative Comforter Giveaway

PrimaLoft Luxury Down Alternative Comforter Sponsored by:  Allergy Buyers Club Hosted by: More Than Mommy With the winter weather upon us, now is the time for snuggling into bed, wrapping ourselves in warm blankets. The PrimaLoft Luxury Down Alternative Comforter is the perfect way to keep warm at night. Not only is it very warm, it is perfect for allergy sufferers and non-sufferers alike! 
Down alternative is perfect for those with allergies, as it has lifetime hypoallergenic protection. For those wanting the comfort and warmth of down, but wanting something more animal friendly, down alternative is the solution!

Find a full review from More Than Mommy.
Allergy Buyers Club is generously giving away one of their beautiful PrimaLoft Luxury Down Alternative Comforters! This giveaway is open to those in the U.S. 18+ and it will end Dec. 6, 2013. One entrant per household, please! a Rafflecopter giveaway
*This blog has not been compensated for sharing this giveaway. Neither More Than Momm…

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: Into the Fire by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue

by Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue



The Virus changed them, but that was only the beginning…
…all that remains is hope.

In the wake of destruction left behind by the Virus, it took Dani and Zoe months to find each other. But their reunion was short-lived. Dani has been taken, and though little distance separates them, they might as well be worlds apart.

From the moment she hears Dani’s scream, Zoe’s only goal is to save her best friend. She and her companions scramble to come up with a rescue plan, but when a ghost from Jake’s past reappears, lines are blurred, decisions become harder, and secrets are revealed…and some secrets are best left buried. To keep heartache and fear from consuming her, Zoe must cling to her determination. She will see Dani again.

Dani awakens inside the final hold-out of civilization: the Colony. Remnants of the former world surround her—electricity, safety, social order—but al…

Author Interview: Meredith Mansfield of Blood Will Tell

1. What made you want to be a writer?

Well, I've always loved to read and make up stories in my head. I kept on with that even when everyone else had given up "make believe." I remember reading a book (actually, THE LORD OF THE RINGS) and thinking "I wish I could do that." And then thinking, "How do I know unless I try?" And now here I am.

2. Who is your favorite author?

Lois McMaster Bujold.
But, in the fields of urban fantasy and paranormal romance, I would have to choose Patricia Briggs for her Mercy Thompson series.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

The answer to this will change several times before this goes live. As of this writing: The last book I finished was Gail Carriger's ETIQUETTE AND ESPIONAGE. I'm currently in the middle of Dorothy L. Sayers GAUDY NIGHT (a mystery with a love story mixed in) and reading a collection of L. Frank Baum's Oz stories as research.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Well, bearing in min…

Author Interview: Adele Downs of Santa to the Rescue

I had the pleasure of chatting with Adele of Santa to the Rescue

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I’ve been writing since I was nine. I used to lie on my stomach for hours on my bedroom floor and write poems and stories in a copybook with a #2 pencil. My senior year in high school, my English teacher urged me to write for publication. Pleased by her encouragement, I started submitting to newspapers. My first story was published in a Sunday magazine at age 19. I can’t explain what compels me to write; it’s just something I’ve always done. Perhaps it’s in my blood, since I come from an artistic family.

2. Who is your favorite author?

I have several favorites, so it’s hard to choose only one. I go through phases where I’ll read everything an author writes and she becomes my favorite.  At present I’m bingeing on Lisa Gardner thrillers.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

  Maggie’s Man by Alicia Scott (a.k.a. Lisa Gardner, before she switched from writing romance to writi…

Christmas Wreath Giveaway

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Would you like a beautiful Christmas wreath for your door. Well then you have stopped at the right page. Welcome to Christmas Forest, a place where magic happens every day, and the sights and scents of the holidays are alive year-round. From our very first handmade Christmas wreath sold back in 1976 at Pike Place Farmer’s Market until now, we have made it our mission to bring the very essence of Christmas into every wreath that we create. Alive with the fresh evergreen scent of the Cascade Mountains, each of our hand crafted wreaths is a one-of-a-kind creation, and a unique representation of who we are. To put it simply, we love Christmas and look forward to it with childlike wide-eyed wonder every year…and that’s what we want to bring to each of our customers. That’s why our products, our outstanding customer service and environmental commitment are all equally important—because Christmas is more than just a season—it’s an ideal, an experience and an expr…

Cofessions of an Author's Assistant: Victoria Danann

Confessions of an Author’s Assistant Judy Fox and Sarah Blausey
Being an author’s assistant is a job like no other: Exciting, fulfilling, and, at times, crazy! We work for an Indie author, Victoria Danann, which adds another level of challenge to the mix. Without a big publisher behind us, we work on her behalf to get the word out about her amazing books.

Here’s our first confession: Neither of us has worked as an author’s assistant before! We were both fans first, as well as being members of her street team. She mentioned one day that she was looking for a new assistant, and both of us replied. Being a smart woman, Victoria realized how amazing we both are. So, instead of choosing one, she hired us both! Now the three of us are blazing our own trail in the wild world of Indie publishing.
Our most important functions are managing Victoria’s social media and the street team, which is a group of some of the most devoted Victoria fans around. The street team is one of our most important…

Christmas Stocking Stuffers Giveaway

Welcome to Miss Frugal Mommy's Christmas Stocking Stuffers Giveaway Sponsored by Manhatton Toy, Scholastic, Radz and Ideals Books “Play is discovery and exploration, and joy, and growth, and learning, and so much more. And for us play is serious work. So when we bring play to life, we do it with a commitment to the finest in craftsmanship and creativity. All of our products, from the newest concepts to our time-tested classics, are innovatively designed to inspire imaginative play and delight our consumers large and small.” Learn more about the Imagine I Can Collection in Miss Frugal Mommy's Review!

"Ready for this season’s holiday family viewing, Merry Christmas, Splat… and More Winter Stories arrives from the nationally acclaimed, multi-award-winning SCHOLASTIC STORYBOOK TREASURES™ series, which brings best-selling children’s storybooks to life and promotes a love of literature. With faithful adaptations and celebrity narrations, this critically acclaimed DVD series ha…

Book Spotlight: The Howling Heart by April Bostic

The Howling Heart
by April Bostic



Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv—wolves descended from 12th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.



Author Interview: Boone Brux of To Catch Her Death

Today on The Simple Things in Life I had the pleasure of chatting with Boone

1. What made you want to be a writer?

My twins. I’d dabbled in writing before they were born, but when they became toddlers I needed something to counteract Dora the Explorer.

2. Who is your favorite author?

I have a few. Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series. I also enjoy Christopher Moore’s vampire series. Soo funny. Both write humor and that’s what I really love.

3. What is the name of the last book you read?

Gabriella by Celia Kyle. The series is about three sisters mated to alpha weres. Very sexy and very fun.

4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?

Not too serious.

5. What is your favorite activity?

Going to the movies. I don’t get to do it much so it’s always a real treat. I’m a sucker for a big screen, popcorn, peanut M & Ms, and a gigantic Coke Zero.

6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?

I’d love Jennifer Aniston or Reece Witherspoo…

Author Interview: Dannika Dark of Seven Years

Today, I have the pleasure of chatting with Dannika of Seven Years

1. What made you want to be a writer?

I wish I had a straight answer for this, but I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a around twelve. I just didn’t know what kind of writer I wanted to be. I was one of those kids who daydreamed all the time and even as an adult, retained my vivid imagination. I love the idea of getting lost in another world and creating characters who come to life. I wrote poetry, song lyrics, and tapped into emotions. But back then, breaking out in publishing was not easy because there were too many gatekeepers and a long line. I ended up pouring my passion for writing into my day job by writing procedures, training material, etc. A few years ago, I decided it was time to pursue it seriously. It took me all those years to figure out that writing is what I was meant to do all along. Yes, it’s a full-time job that requires a minimum of 8 hours a day of writing, but I love it.

2. Who is your favor…

Simple Book Review: Out of the Shadows by Bethany Shaw

Simple Book Revie

Out of the Shadows Bethany Shaw
A war is brewing between the werewolf packs. In an attempt to save his sister, Emily, from being used as a breeder, Devon Harris flees his home with his sister, her boyfriend Marcus, and their brother Vincent, seeking refuge at his Uncle Rick's ranch. There he meets the fiery human Lark. In the midst of a war, does he dare let himself fall for her?

Lark Davies has been the sole provider for herself and sister since her parents died in an accident three years ago. Rick Harris has been like a second father to her. When his nephew comes to town, sparks immediately begin to fly as Lark finds herself drawn even further into the werewolf world.

*****My Rating***** 

*****My Thoughts*****
This book catches the reader right from the start. You can't wait to get to next page. The action is intense from scene one. They are a divided family and the true alpha can't assume his rightful place. He is trying to do the right thing for his si…

2nd Annual Apple Festival and Giveaway

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Apple Festival GiveawayOrganized by Budget Earth & A Spectacled Owl It's that time of year again everyone - the time where we are picking apples and enjoying many yummy fall fruits and vegetables from the autumn harvest. With so many delicious apples out there and fairly cheap, who wouldn't want to be baking or decorating their house with a variety of fun apple themed crafts made with their kids? To celebrate apple season, Budget Earth is once again having their annual apple festival!
Below, you will find not only some amazing apple themed prizes, but some delicious recipes & crafts created by all the bloggers who made this giveaway possible. Make sure to visit them & let them know they are appreciated. To enter the 2nd Annual Apple Festival Giveaway, make sure to read the rules & then enter through the Rafflecopter below!

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2nd Annual Apple Festival Giveaway1 lucky reader will win a $50 iTunes Gift Card.1 lucky rea…