Showing posts from April, 2017

Author Interview and Giveaway with Melissa McClone (ends 5/3/17)

Good Morning,

We are hear today chatting with Melissa McClone about her Chocolate Shop Series, check out our interview and the prize that she is giving away today on The Simple Things in Life.

1. What made you want to be an author?
I love books. Reading has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember, and I thought about writing a romance novel in high school although being a screenplay writer was more my dream. I don’t know that I ever thought about wanting to be an author per se. When I finally started writing (after reading a story I didn’t like), I just wanted to see if I could finish a book and sell it. I fell in love with writing, and that was it.

2. What inspires you to write your stories?

I get a kernel of an idea and I want to see what happens, but to be honest, writing is my career and our family budget counts on what I make, so that inspires me to write a lot!

3. Do you have a favorite author?

I buy Nelson DeMille’s novels in hardcover so I’d say he’s my favorite!


What is your favorite hobby?

What's some of your favorite hobbies? Mine are reading, planning, and paper crafts. What is planning you ask? Have you heard of or seen the new Happy Planners: A planner that you use to keep track of your life. I use mine to make sure that I am keeping track of what is going on in my life.

I use them to plan my day. But I add beautiful sticker to make it work for me. Do any of you use planners such as  Happy Planner or any other planner? Here are some of the layout that I have done and that I love.

Hope you enjoy. Tell me what type of planner you use? Hugs Keisha

Calling all Shoppers: Take advantage of this great offer @ Safeway Stores (Amazon Gftcard giveaway)

So who is ready for the summer? I know I am but with the summer come lots of traveling, family vacations, and prepping kids for college.  Well I have a deal that can help you will all those things and more.Safeway is offer a great deal, by $50 or more in gift cards and get $10 off your next grocery purchase. This could go towards those lunches at the beach. A meal of their soup and French bread for the night. There are all kinds of way you can take advantage of that $10 off your grocery bill. I know with the prices of groceries everyone could use $10 off. Or you could use it to purchase these beautiful flowers like I did.

Some of the great features of this deal are listed below:
-Buy $50 or more in selected gift cards and get $10 off your next grocery purchase
-The coupon prints right out some no having to wait to come in the mail and you can use it right then. But keep in mind that it is only good for 7 days after you receive it.
-Find your local stores using this link:…