Thursday, May 23, 2019

Say “Ciao!” to the Taste of Italy .@TuscaniniFoods

From the Rolling Hills of Tuscany...to Your Table, Say “Ciao!” to the Taste of Italy With These Premium Favorites a new lineup of gourmet food products that bring the taste of Italy to your table for a truly authentic Italian dining experience.


Tuscanini introduces new line up of gourmet Italian products including new 100% Durum Semolina pastas and sparkling beverages. Balsamic roasted potatoes and shallots recipe, kosher.com; Recipes courtesy of Kosher. com

This superior brand of foods is imported from Italy, famously identified for its traditions and age-old recipes. From the mountainous Dolomite region to the idyllic Sardinia Island, products are sourced from artisans that specialize in offering only the best quality ingredients.

The host of products from Tuscanini - from naturally sparkling cold pressed beverages to bronze cut Italian pasta - allow consumers to cook-up original homemade Italian favorites and provide delicious gourmet options for year-round cooking.

Distributed by NJ-based Kayco (www.kayco.com), a leader in specialty food products, Tuscanini (www.tuscaninifoods.com) products meet the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship and gourmet cuisine.  All products are produced with natural ingredients, nothing artificial and are certified OU kosher.

Balsamic Vinegar Glaze (MRP $7.99 / 8.5 oz.)

Rich and complex, these condiments hail from Modena, Italy, one of only two places in the world where true balsamic vinegar is produced under PDO classification. Tuscanini’s gourmet balsamic products are meticulously prepared from locally grown grapes and aged in traditional wood casks. Balanced with 6% acidity, they are superior for serious home cooks and restaurants.

Italian Pastas (MRP $3.99 / 16 oz.)

Dried pasta has been the mainstay of Italian cuisine for centuries. These 100% Durum Semolina pastas are bronze cut to create a porous, home-style texture that showcases the sauce in every bite. The high-end collection includes a variety of shapes: Gigli (ruffle-edged cones), Pennoni (a somewhat more substantial version of Penne), Trottole (“spinning top”), tricolor Conchiglie (seashells), and tricolor Fusilli (corkscrews).

I received complimentary product.




Devotions from the Beach 100 Devotions Review

Devotions from the Beach: 100 Devotions
by Thomas Nelson
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Life is better at the beach—but you already knew that. Dig your feet in the sand, and let the water cool your toes as you escape in the beauty of God's seaside wonders. The gorgeous photography and 100 devotions in Devotions from the Beach will take you right to the water's edge, where God's voice is often clearer than ever.

Sand on warm skin, salty breeze in your hair, the crashing of waves in the distance, saltwater taffy, and a pace that takes its time . . . There's nothing quite like the warmth and relaxation of the beach, away from the stresses of everyday life. Devotions from the Beach is the winding road that takes you to a front-row seat to God's majestic creation. Breathe deeply and open your heart and soul to the One who shaped it all.

Devotions from the Beach includes beautiful four-color photography on every spread and 100 devotions that explore life's parallels with the elements of the shore—to help you see God, find hope, draw strength, and rest in the comfort of His arms throughout your day.

Bring the best parts of beach life to each day with Devotions from the Beach. It's the perfect gift for every beach lover or a lovely way to keep a little sand between your toes every day of the year.

Every woman will want a copy of this book as a gentle reminder of days at the beach and the call of God's love.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- A great book to pass the time and make you home sick if you miss the beach.  It gives you a positive feeling and messages that you can find encouragement in.  I think that if you have a faith in God and a will to be happier or more constant in life, this book can help you find that bit of peaceful moments. 

Ainope Giveaway

Intelligent Lifestyle With Ainope Giveaway
 

Welcome to the Intelligent Lifestyle With Ainope Giveaway!

2 winners

1 for each product
This giveaway is part of our Mother’s Day/Father’s Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host that put together this giveaway is SaraLee’s Deals Steals and Giveaways

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This giveaway is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from this sponsor in the last 12 months. This Giveaway is valid in the United States Only and Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/12/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Sugar Bowl Bakery Sweet Treat Bundle Giveaway

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3 Winners!

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide 

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to the Continental United States residents only (Sorry not valid in Alaska or Hawaii), Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/23/19. The winners will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Help Dad Keep Track of Time With Casio Giveaway

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$170 RV
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MURDER BY MUNCHAUSEN $25 Amazon/BN GC GIVEAWAY


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions.
A police procedural sci fi thriller ripped from future headlines!

After Jake shoots and kills a murder suspect who turns out to be the son of a powerful city councilman, he finds himself demoted to the Artificial Crimes Unit, tracking down androids hacked and programmed to be hit men.

When his case of an “extra-judicial” divorce settlement takes a nasty turn with DNA from a hundred-year-old murder in Boston and a signature that harkens back to the very first serial killer ever in London, Jake finds himself tangled up in the brutal slayings of prostitutes being investigated by his former Robbery/Homicide partner, Maddie–who is now his lover.

But a madman, The Baron, is just getting started with his AI recreations of Jack the Ripper's brutal crimes. And Maddie and Jake are teamed up again to stop the carnage as the Baron's army of human replicants imitate history's most notorious serial killers.

"It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it 'Murder by Munchausen.' For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work. The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene. The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target, they’re usually as harmless as empty brass. The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data, so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest." [excerpt from Murder by Munchausen]

Artificial Intelligence? Fuhgeddaboudit!

Artificial Evil has a name…Munchausen.

Read an Excerpt

From Murder by Munchausen (#1)

This particular Android Subject apparently went off the rails and killed a luckless pedestrian on his way to a bodega for some iced tea or bottled water to quench his thirst. A one-in-a-million occurrence, but every so often it still happens. Anyone who believes technology is infallible is a fool. The incident didn’t appear all that nefarious when first reported, but shortly thereafter the Atlas data stream went dark and patrol called our unit in. It quickly became obvious we were dealing with a malware hit, not a malfunction. The luckless pedestrian was actually not so luckless, being on what appeared to be the winning side of a particularly nasty termination suit with his ex, who we suspected had outsourced the final settlement to extra-judicial parties.

It might not make sense, but the beloved Media tags it “Murder by Munchausen.” For a price, there are hackers out there who will reprogram a synthoid to do your dirty work. The bad news: no fingerprints or DNA left at the crime scene. The good news—at least for us—is that they’re like missiles: once they hit their target, they’re usually as harmless as empty brass. The trick is to get them before they melt down their core OS data, so you can get the unit into forensics for analysis and, hopefully, an arrest.

About the Author:
M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’, Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2), The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

Website: https://www.mtbass.net
Blog: https://www.owl-works.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/owlworks/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Owlworks
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/mtbass
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5270962.M_T_Bass

Murder by Munchausen Trilogy Purchase Links

https://www.amazon.com/Murder-Munchausen-Trilogy-Future-Mystery-ebook/dp/B07QDGHYZ6
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/murder-by-munchausen-trilogy-books-1-3/id1458934052?mt=11
https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1131145794?ean=2940156040681
https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/murder-by-munchausen-trilogy
https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/932579

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Pinky Got Out! by Michael Portis Tour

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Fans of Tad Hills and Jory John will love this hilarious picture book about Pinky, a flamingo at the zoo who sneakily slips out to join a group of kids on their zoo tour.

Pinky isn't your typical flamingo. He's a real escape artist!

When he sees a young girl named Penny and her class touring the zoo, Pinky feels like they're birds of a feather and decides to make a break for it.

Penny is the first to spot the flamingo hiding in plain sight. One by one, she lets her friends in on Pinky's antics as he tries to blend in with the seals, the meerkats, and even the pandas.

Young readers will enjoy trying to find Pinky on every spread and will be curious to discover whether he can actually fly the coop!

You can order a copy on Amazon.

I recevied a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review - Pinky is going to keep your little one smiling and the illustrations are so cute. A flamingo that spends time sharing a great message for your kids. It is going to be so worth the short amount of time it takes to flip through this picture book.


RETURN OF THE CRIMSON WITCH Review

Title: THE GUILD SAGA: RETURN OF THE CRIMSON WITCH (Book 3)
Author: John Joseph Doody
Publisher: eTreasures Publishing LLC
Pages: 407
Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy

BOOK BLURB:

The Bashtier call Wonk space, Eerindark—The Place of the Dead—and Thad Cochran, the only pilot to go there and live, will soon find out why. The sacrifice of Benjamin Bale brings Thad back from the dead. But is he truly free from the death grip of the Wonks?

A body is discovered behind an apartment wall in a small town on the planet Daggon. With the mystery thrust upon him, Admiral Geoff Grangore must pursue a dangerous quest for the truth—is it somehow connected to The Wonk Decelerator?

Dreams and visions are dancing in the heads of the yazz. Something bad is coming to the frontier—a hidden enemy only the Guild traitor, Alexander Hamilton Patho knows.
Patho sends an assassin to Daggon and his conniving gaze is on the M-3 Wonk vessel. It seems civil war is imminent and those who control the power of Wonk travel will rule the known galaxy. Therefore, it must not fall into Patho’s hands.

It is time for war, and time for Maggie Thorn to learn the truth about who she really is. It is also time for The Return of the Crimson Witch.
Available at Amazon
I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  I would suggest reading book one and two first to really get into the story, but if for some reason you are reading book three first you are still going to get a great adventure that includes science fiction with well written characters.  It will take a bit longer to read but the funny moments along with the better storyline help the time go by. 


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

SunBrite Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD TVs with HDR .@SunBriteTV #OutdoorTV #OutdoorLiving #AllWeatherTV #DigitalSignage

Check out these cool SunBrite Veranda Series Outdoor 4K UHD TVs with HDR Whether you want to host a fun family movie night outside, or have an outdoor party featuring the big game, the Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs is ready to make your favorite outdoor space a real destination. Watching TV outside is fun!

The Veranda Series of SunBriteTVs are designed specifically for outdoor use. They are engineered to survive just about any climate in North America, resisting the harsh effects of rain, snow, dust, insects, and extreme temperatures.

The SunBriteTV Veranda is a family of weatherproof televisions designed for full-shade outdoor spaces, like covered patios and screened-in porches.

Veranda comes standard with a direct-lit 4K UHD screen with HDR, which is up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments. It’s more durable, safer, and a better experience that using an indoor TV outdoors.

Now, the best seat in the house is outside

Weatherproof TV built for full-shade outdoor living areas
Powder-coated rust-proof aluminum exterior protects internal components from rain, snow, dust, insects, humidity, and salt air.
Up to 50% brighter than indoor TVs for improved viewing in brighter outdoor environments.
4K UHD with HDR
Large weatherproof media bay makes cable connections easy. It has plenty of storage room for many popular media players, and thick gaskets seal out moisture and the elements
Available in 43”, 55”, 65” and 75” sizes

  #OutdoorTV #OutdoorLiving #AllWeatherTV #DigitalSignage

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The Art of Mindful Reading Review .@QuartoKnows

The Art of Mindful Reading
Embracing the Wisdom of Words Author: Ella Berthoud
The Art of Mindful Reading
Description
The healing power of reading has been renowned since Aristotle; focus, flow and enlightenment can all be discovered through this universal act.

The Art of Mindful Reading embraces the joy of absorbing words on a page, encouraging a state of mind as deeply therapeutic and vital to our wellbeing as breathing.

Bibliotherapist Ella Berthoud asks if reading is our daily nourishment how best should it be consumed? How should you read mindfully? And why will reading mindfully help you to read better?

She explores how reading mindfully can shape the person you are, give you your moral backbone, and teaches empathy with others. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdote, and expert insight, she reveals the enriching potential of reading for mindfulness.

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review- I like the tips and ideas presented in this rather long but great book.   You are not just reading and walking away from it because of the fun tips provided that you can try during the day to boost your mind.  Perfect for anyone that is willing to work on the exercises or just need to be more aware.


Tips for Creating the Perfect Family Fishing Trip for Father’s Day .@thefishingcaddy

The Fishing Caddy, the world’s first all-in-one fishing system, offers up tips on creating a memorable fishing trip.


June 16 is Father’s Day, making it the perfect time to start planning a fun and memorable fishing trip for dad and/or grandpa. The Outdoor Foundation reports that around 46 million Americans participate in fishing. Most fathers would be thrilled to be surprised with a special fishing trip weekend to celebrate the day in their honor. The good news is that planning a special fishing trip without dad knowing about it is not that difficult.


“It doesn’t get much better than surprising dad with a family fishing trip for Father’s Day,” explains Joe Pippins, creator and founder of The Fishing Caddy. “Not only will it be something he doesn’t expect, but it will be something he loves doing, and it will create some great family memories.”


When it comes to planning a special fishing trip for the holiday, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help create a perfect family fishing trip surprise:


Determine the perfect location. Try to surprise dad by taking him somewhere new. Ask around to get some suggestions on great fishing locations. Narrow down where you will go and decide if you want to make it a one-day fishing trip, where you will be back home that night, or if you want to stay the night in a hotel or campground.


Check the regulations. While the regulation part of fishing is no fun, it’s something you don’t want to slow you down once you get to your destination. Find out what the regulations are and what you will need to be able to enjoy your day. 


Keep it simple. When things get complicated it takes some of the fun away. Strive for planning a stress free trip with an emphasis on fun. Ask the kids to pitch in and do all they can to share in helping to get everything ready for the trip.


Take a camera. Take a good camera with you, even if you have to borrow one, so that you can get some good pictures. Those pictures can later be used to create special keepsakes from the trip, including framing a picture for dad’s office or having a wallet size photo made that he can carry with him.
Leave the other electronics behind. Rather than keep faces staring at the phone, opt to have family members not take their devices. If you are not comfortable with that idea, designate an hour per day when they can be used, and have them be off limits the rest of the time. To make a memorable family fishing trip, people need to look up and enjoy the people they are with.
Fishing Caddy Blue Ice XL™️- Organizer lid

Gear up. You will need to take along basic fishing gear, but you can help make the process easier by taking The Fishing Caddy, which can be part of the surprise. Giving dad The Fishing Caddy for a Father’s Day gift will help ensure the trip is less stressful and he will enjoy it more, because it’s been designed for organization and to improve the anglers’ experience. The caddy is the world’ first all-in-one fishing system, offering a padded seat top or tackle box lid, a built-in cup holder, a life well for the fish caught, two rod holders, LED lights, and more. The water weight prevents it from tipping over, making a great piece of gear for sharing with a family that loves the outdoors.


“In addition to these things for creating a great fishing trip, you also need a great attitude,” added Pippins. “It’s hard to have a bad day when you are fishing. Start planning now and you can make this the best Father’s Day yet.”


The Fishing Caddy, which ranges in price from $69.95 to $129, was expertly designed for all types of fishing, and can be used by anglers of all ages. The organization system gives people everything they need for a great fishing experience. The fishing system has been designed to help make fishing more enjoyable, and give people more time to fish, rather than track down and organize their tackle and supplies. The Fishing Caddy is available online at Amazon, at select Scheels locations, Etsy, and at the company website: https://thefishingcaddy.com/.

I received complimentary product. 

Tips for when you need debt consolidation Barron Advisors

Thanks to Barron Advisors and these great tips.

Which I researched via the internet to help you should you need to choose debt consolidation.  I know that between student loans and new emergencies along with the constant credit card debt of most families this can be a good option to think about.  


Paying cash or just not buying things is my own personal tip for your future purchases and to help. However you may need to buy a house, car or worse and that can take a huge amount of resources financially right away so then your hands are tied and if you can not borrow money from a family member or friends you will have no choice and hopefully a way to get credit. 

 I know that some with life's little curveballs you can easily fall into the money trap so let's talk about some tips for when you might need to utilize debt consolidation and the best way to consolidate it. 

Now according to consumer credit

The best way to consolidate debt varies by individual, depending on your financial circumstances and preferences. For some, the best way to consolidate debt may be paying off smaller balances first and then adding those payments to the bigger bills until those are paid off. Others might consider transferring balances to one credit card or getting a consolidation loan. However, consolidating balances to one credit card or using a loan can be risky because, if you need to borrow additional money, it may be tempting to use one of the accounts with a zero balance. Then the debt grows, and you can find yourself in financial trouble quickly. (As seen via their site)


You can avoid falling into debt before it happens, however. Here are some tips to achieve this:


Keep balances low to avoid additional interest, and pay bills on time.
It's OK to have credit cards but manage them responsibly. This maintains a history of your credit report. Those who have no history of credit cards are considered bigger credit risks.
Avoid moving around debt with a credit consolidation loan. Instead, pay it off.
Don't open several new credit cards to increase your available credit. You run the risk of accumulating more debt, which you may not be able to repay.


Despite anyone's diligence in managing their money wisely, sometimes financial hardships happen because of a job loss, medical condition, divorce, or other life events. If you have problems making ends meet, contact your creditors or a legitimate non-profit agency that specializes in credit counseling services for assistance. Do this as soon as possible to see how consolidated debt can help relieve the burden of financial stresses. The longer you wait, the more challenges you'll encounter. Consolidating debt is often your best alternative in these situations, and a counselor can help you with the process.

The best way to consolidate debt is to consolidate in a way that avoids taking on additional debt. If you're facing a rising mound of unsecured debt, the best strategy is to consolidate it through a credit counseling agency. When you use this method to consolidate bills, you're not borrowing more money. Instead, your unsecured debt payments are consolidated into one monthly payment to the agency, which in turn pays your creditors each month. Your credit counselor works with your creditors to try to reduce your interest rates and eliminate extra fees, like late charges or over-limit charges.

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Shave With Precision Giveaway

Welcome to the Shave With Precision Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/10/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.   If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Mad Moves Giveaway

Have Some Fun With Mad Moves Giveaway Ends 6/6

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1 Winner

Host is Michigan Saving and More

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/6/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information back to or a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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Quirky Power Pivot Giveaway

Welcome to the Quirky Power Pivot "Power Your Life" Bundle Giveaway!

1 Winner ~ $170 TRV

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This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to the Continental United States residents only (Sorry not valid in Alaska or Hawaii), Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/23/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information backor a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment. If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

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Roving Blue Travel O-Pen Giveaway

Roving Blue Travel O-Pen Giveaway

Welcome to the Roving Blue Travel O-Pen Giveaway!

1 Winner

This giveaway is part of our Mother's Day/Father's Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products.

Host is Michigan Saving and More

THE GIVEAWAY

This giveaway/sweepstakes is in no way endorsed, affiliated, or associated with Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Media Networking Site. This Giveaway is valid to continental United States residents only, Entrants must be 18+ years of age to enter. This giveaway event will end at 11:59 PM (EST) 6/10/19. The winner will have 48 hours to email their information backor a new winner will be drawn, you may want to put this email address as safe as it could go to spam. The giveaway is not valid where prohibited! By entering you are authorizing us to collect the information on the form below, this information is used only to contact the winner! No purchase necessary, Void where prohibited by law, and the number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Winners are chosen randomly by the Giveaway Tools program. The sponsors are each responsible for shipping of the above prizes. No blog associated with this contests are responsible for prize fulfillment.  If you take an entry you must stay following for the entire contest or you will be disqualified.

Also we all “love it if you like us” on Facebook! If you like our blogs on social media it helps us bring you only the best giveaways and more of them! Don't forget to stop by for your daily bonus entries. Share your referral links for even more chances to WIN!

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Fresh off the Starship $25 Amazon or B/N GC GIVEAWAY

Fresh off the Starship
by Ann Crawford


BLURB:

Love to laugh? You'll enjoy this feel-good tale.

A starbeing skyrockets to Earth from the other side of forever with a specific assignment: to help steer humanity away from the collision course it's on. But we all know how travel can get drastically diverted--instead of landing in Washington, D.C., where she could assist on a grand geopolitical scale, she ends up in...Kansas!

Wrong place, right time? Join our shero on this whimsical journey as she pursues her purpose as well as discovers the beauty of life and love on Earth.

Author’s topic…….

Many of my peeps know that I’ve traveled to more than 70 countries, including two complete circumnavigations of the globe. I’ve seen Mt. Everest 7 times and I’ve swum through shipwrecks on the ocean floor. I’m an award-winning documentary filmmaker and by the end of this year I’ll be an eight-time published author. In a life like that, what would make the top-10 list of favorite places?

10. Croton-on-Hudson, New York — a sweet, small town 50 minutes from midtown Manhattan. We had the best of both worlds: the small-town flavor near big-city sophistication. The youngest of 5, one of my favorite parts of my life is being part of a big family.

9. Boston, where I went to college. I just love that town.

8. Bodhgaya, India. I went there to interview the Dalai Lama for one of my movies, but that’s when he became ill and couldn’t even give his scheduled talk. That’s where the bodhi tree — where Buddha found his enlightenment — is. Monks circle the tree…they believe that the more you circle it, the faster you get to Nirvana and get off this wheel of incarnation we’re on.

All around the perimeter of the slatted walls are beggars, because part of the Buddhist tradition includes giving alms. I walked the length of one of the walls, looking at them all, much to their surprise. They’re apparently not used to being looked at. I locked eyes with one young girl and I saw eternity. I went to India to meet the Dalai Lama and what I found was God in the eyes of a beggar.

7. Viet Nam. The second time I went there was with a group of vets, and I filmed them doing humanitarian work and going back to their AOs, areas of operation. That movie won a very prestigious award.

6. The King’s Chamber in the big pyramid at Giza, Egypt. I had “a moment” there.

5. Soweto, South Africa. That’s its own blog: https://anncrawford. net/2017/03/29/a-day-grace-showed-its-face/

4. Bolinas, a beautiful, small, hippie town on the Northern California coast about 45 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge. Every time the highway department puts up a sign, the townspeople go take it down. They’re not willing to let their paradise become crowded.

Before I go into the top three I want to say that my life has included tremendous tragedy, too: around me has been death, alcoholism, sickness, drug addiction, mental illness, business failure, suicide — things I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy if I had one. But in the midst of these things I found a way to joy, to peace. We often hear something along the lines of life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it. The blessings of these events are the strength, resilience, and compassion they’ve given me.

3. Kathmandu. Jerusalem. The Island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland. Christchurch, New Zealand. Rio de Janiero. Mt. Shasta, California. The Sultanate of Oman — just because I never, ever expected to find myself in the Sultanate of Oman. OK, yes, I’m totally cheating here…I just wanted to make sure these places were included on my list.

2. The outermost reaches of the cosmos. I’m a very, very spiritual person who knows that I’m made of the same stuff as those stars I look at. I’m connected to everyone, even Trump and Hitler. A roommate once said, “These are the voyages of Ann Crawford.” She wasn’t kidding! Not only am I — are we all — made of star stuff, but we can also shine just as brightly.

And the number 1 place on my top-ten list: The place where I first saw my husband—Topeka, Kansas. That instant will forever be my favorite moment of my life.

I’m very grateful for the opportunity to share this, and I’m very, very grateful for you.


About the Author

I'm a fun-loving, world-traveling, high-flying, deep-diving, and living-to-the-max author of eight books. When I'm not flying planes, scuba diving, climbing every mountain (on the back of my husband’s motorcycle) or riding the world’s fastest roller coasters, you can find me in my writing nest with a view of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains out the window. I've lived all over--from both oceans white with foam, to the prairie, and now to the mountain. Yes, a little backwards, but what the hey.


My bestselling and award-winning novels go as high and deep as I do—they’re profound yet funny; playful although poignant; heart-opening and heart-lifting; thought-provoking and inspiring; and edgy while universal. I'm also a screenwriter and award-winning filmmaker and humanitarian.

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The Naming Game $20 Amazon GC Giveaway

The Company Files: 2.
The Naming Game
by Gabriel Valjan
Tour April 22 - June 22, 2019



Whether it’s Hollywood or DC, life and death, success or failure hinge on saying a name.

The right name.

When Charlie Loew is found murdered in a seedy flophouse with a cryptic list inside the dead script-fixer’s handkerchief, Jack Marshall sends Walker undercover as a screenwriter at a major studio and Leslie as a secretary to Dr. Phillip Ernest, shrink to the stars. J. Edgar Hoover has his own list. Blacklisted writers and studio politics. Ruthless gangsters and Chief Parker’s LAPD. Paranoia, suspicions, and divided loyalties begin to blur when the House Un-American Activities Committee insists that everyone play the naming game.

Book Details:

Genre: Historical Mystery, Crime Fiction
Published by: Winter Goose Publishing
Publication Date: May 4, 2019
Number of Pages: 210
ISBN: 978-1-941058-86-2
Series: The Company Files: 2
Purchase Links: Amazon | Goodreads

Author Bio:


Gabriel Valjan is the author of two series, The Roma Series and The Company Files, available from Winter Goose Publishing. His short stories have appeared in Level Best anthologies and other publications. Twice shortlisted for the Fish Prize in Ireland, once for the Bridport Prize in England, and an Honorable Mention for the Nero Wolfe Black Orchid Novella Contest, he is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime National, a local member of Sisters in Crime New England, and an attendee of Bouchercon, Crime Bake, and Malice Domestic conferences.
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I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's review- Depending on your age the book can transport you to a nostalgic time or invite you to a new era.  You get a good thriller with an older script and murder. 


This is a rafflecopter giveaway hosted by Partners in Crime Virtual Book Tours for Gabriel Valjan. There will be 1 winner of one (1) Amazon.com Gift Card. The giveaway begins on April 22, 2019 and runs through June 24, 2019. Void where prohibited.



MISFITS AND SUPERMEN by Steve Starger Review


MISFITS AND SUPERMEN by Steve Starger, Memoir, 178 pp.


Title: MISFITS AND SUPERMEN: TWO BROTHERS’ JOURNEY ALONG THE SPECTRUM.
Author: Steve Starger
Publisher: Friesen Press
Pages: 178
Genre: Memoir


The bond of brotherhood is hard to break, but a lifetime of dealing with familial expectation, bitterness, and psychological disorders can bend and warp it into something nearly unrecognizable. This story tells the tale of two brothers: Melvyn, the elder, whose amalgamation of disorders leave him completely unable to function within society; and Stephen, the younger, whose own emotional and psychological issues are overshadowed to the point where he becomes little more than a pale and twisted reflection of his brother.

On different ends of the same spectrum, Melvyn is blissfully unaware of their troubling connection (or so his brother can only assume), but for Stephen, it is undeniable. He lives with it every day, sensing his own otherness in every twitch, outburst, and inability of his brother to overcome his inner demons. Left largely on his own to deal with his peculiarities-while carrying the burden of being “the normal one,” of whom much is expected- Stephen begins a complicated and unpredictable journey, one which will take him as far from his brother as he can manage to get, even as it brings them inexorably closer.

A portion of proceeds from this book will go toward the Camp Cuheca Scholarship – Melvyn D. Starger fund at Waterford Country School, Quaker Hill, CT., to help fund a two-week summer residency at the camp. For more information about Waterford Country School, please email development@waterforddcs.org.

“A finely crafted, affecting memoir of two brothers.”
— Kirkus Reviews

If you want an honest book about life with mental illness in the family, this is it. Great writing. Brutally honest. Hard to put it down. Great stories about CT, NY and CA from the 1940s to 2000.”
–Amazon Reviewer

I received a complimentary copy.

Cassandra's Review-  A book that opens up on mental illness and shares moments that are real.  I feel very happy when an author chooses to take life and turn it into a learning lesson for everyone that is willing to take the time to pick up a copy of their books.   It is not long winded or drawn out and can really bring up some truths perfect for ice breaker discussions.  

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Steve Starger is a journalist, author, and musician. His 2006 book, “Wally’s World: The Brilliant Life and Tragic Death of Wally Wood, the World’s Second-Best Comic-Book Artist,” was short-listed for the Will Eisner Industry Award for Best Comics Related Book of 2006.

His latest book is a memoir titled MISFITS AND SUPERMEN: TWO BROTHERS’ JOURNEY ALONG THE SPECTRUM.

Website: www.misfitsandsupermen.com.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Sleepea 5-Second Swaddle .@DrHarveyKarp .@happiestbaby

Sleepea 
5-Second Swaddle
Sleepea <br> 5-Second Swaddle
Dr. Harvey Karp, the man whose 5 S’s started the swaddling revolution, designed Sleepea’s every detail with baby safety—and parent sanity—in mind.

Swaddling gives babies the snug embrace they love in the womb. By preventing startles and wild-hand nose-whacks, it will quickly boost your baby’s sleep.

And, why is Sleepea the best? Well…for lots of reasons!

It’s Safer:

Can’t unravel, so no loose blankets around the face.
Hips safer...with extra room for growing hips.
Open-weave mesh prevents overheating. Snug swaddling reduces baby’s ability to roll to a risky position.
It’s Easier:


Super-simple…that’s why it’s called the 5-second swaddle!
Perfect wrap every time, not too loose, not too tight.
Zipper zips from the top or bottom, for fast diaper changes.
Smart inner band keeps little Houdini babies from breaking out!
Special ‘quiet’ Velcro, won’t disturb baby when you open it.
Medium and large sizes have snaps to make it easy to free an arm when you start to wean the swaddle.

And, since it’s made with 100% organic cotton, it’s good for your baby…and the planet!

Now, anyone can become a master swaddler…in just a day!

Recommended weight ranges by size are as follows:

Small: 5-12 lbs
Medium: 12-18 lbs
Large: 18-26 lbs

Note: Babies should only sleep on the back during the first 6 months of life. If your baby can roll, you should stop swaddling the arms. That’s because babies need to be able to push up in case they roll to the tummy and the face is pressing against the mattress. Medium and large Sleepeas have snaps at the shoulders for letting the arms free.

I received complimentary product.

Cassandra's Review- Soft and simple to use, very well made and it looks adorable.