Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Canvas HQ website and product Review +Contest

Today I am posting about Canvas HQ, which was nice enough to let me review there products. First off there website was super easy to use, everything was step by step and they have real live team members to proof your photo so it looks the best. The sent me an email and let me know ways how they could improve it my photo if I should choose. You create your own canvas using your own photos either from your computer or Facebook. I chose a photo of my lovely ladies (my darling cows) and it turned out great. The site also had lots of options available and was not to high priced. Wanna check it out, head on over to .

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Black Rook by Kelly Meade book review


Brynn Atwood is a low-level Magus whose unpredictable precognitive powers have made her an outcast among her people—and an embarrassment to her highly-regarded father. After a frightening vision in which her father is murdered by a loup garou man, Brynn decides to prove herself by finding the killer, and stopping them at any cost.

Her target is Rook McQueen, the son of a small-town loup garou Alpha. Despite being the youngest of three, Rook is first in line to inherit the role of Alpha, a duty he isn't sure he's capable of fulfilling. When Brynn finally meets Rook, she doesn't expect the attraction that draws her to him—and him to her.

No longer believing him a murderer, Brynn and Rook strike an alliance to find her father's real killer. But when his older brother is targeted by an unknown enemy, Rook will have to choose between his growing feelings for Brynn and his duty as the future Alpha of his community.

Review: This was an interesting book to say the least. I expected this to be a light read from the summary but I give the author props for providing a very imaginative plot that thickens by the chapter. Brynn and Rook are a relationship that is similar to Romeo and Juliet but a lot more fun to watch develop. Not to mention Rook's brothers Knight and Bishop add to the story but they and other characters are left unexplored and hopefully there stories get told later as this book pretty much focuses on Brynn and Rook.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Breaking Fences book tour

Summary from Goodreads:

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

Review: I realize the book says you don't need to read the first book but I suggest you do. This is the second book in the series and I thought it had a nice change of pace. We also were able to learn more about Bia who was featured some in the first book. I thought it was great how the book stayed in the same style as the first one but had different issues and was still relatable to the young adult reader. Plus, who doesn't love a good book with horses.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Attempting to Coupon

After watching the show Extreme Couponing and being a poor college kid I decided to try my hand at couponing. On campus we receive the newspaper for free and I discovered some coupon sites online to get coupons from. I also read several blogs on understanding the coupon lingo and I will include a couple of the blogs that really helped below. I mainly couponed for beauty type items that are normally fairly expensive and I hate to spend so much money on. Just to give you an idea of my experience I will include some of my deals.

Coupon Sites
Smart Source

(PS newspapers usually only have coupons in the Sunday paper)

Helpful Coupon blogs
The Krazy Coupon Lady
Deal Seeking Mom

Stuff I have done

$1.02 a piece Almay Lip-gloss
At Walgreens I paired a
$2/1 manufacture coupon Almay makeup
on top of a
$5/2 Almay makeup coupon in store
= $2.04 all together.

Two Garnier Fructis Shampoos $1.00 + tax
2 Coupons (one for each bottle) $2/ 1 Garnier Fructis hair care
Kroger had on sale 2/$5
= $0.50 apiece

These are just two examples of couponing I have done and I always try to do shampoo coupons because I have a lot of hair. The other biggest thing I have learned is to read the terms on the coupon because what is pictured on the coupon is not always what all you can use it on.
Hope this has inspired or helped you, let me know some of your experiences.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Accidental Socialite Book Tour

Summary from Goodreads:
Quirky and clumsy twenty-two-year-old Paige Crawford arrives in London on a cold Saturday in January. Just when Paige starts to think that moving thousands of miles away from home with no real plan was a bad idea, Jason Frost appears. Confident and classy, Jason is the complete opposite of Paige and just what she needs in her life, or so she thinks.

But before their romance has time to blossom, Paige trips and falls into the arms of a mysterious man on a drunken night out. She’s snapped by paparazzi, and newspaper headlines the next day suggest that she’s having an affair with a married footballer.

Paige finds herself instantly elevated to tabloid celebrity status which isn’t exactly a picnic, particularly when trying to juggle her new job at Fashionista magazine, a catalog of dating disasters and a nagging doubt that she maybe she can’t conquer London after all.

When a trip back to Canada for Christmas reminds Paige why she left her old life behind, she returns to London with renewed vigor realizing that while jobs, flats and men may come and go, friends in London are forever.

About the Author
Growing up in Edmonton, Canada, a significant amount of Stephanie’s time was spent making up and acting out stories. She was studying to be an actress when she realized there weren’t any parts for women being written. So, Stephanie wrote herself a short screenplay just to be in it and quickly realized that writing was her true passion. She graduated from the University of Alberta with an English and Sociology degree and she also has a Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts from Red Deer College. She moved to New York on a whim after University and has written a variety of TV shows including an environmentally friendly lifestyle series and a tween magazine style show about celebrities. Stephanie moved to London in 2008 and aside from being obsessed with Eggs Benedict, shoes, Fruit Roll Ups and travelling, she also works in Children’s Television. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Beauty review of Studio Gear's Hydrating CC Cream

     I recently had the opportunity to try Studio Gear's Hydrating CC Cream  in the natural shade. I honestly liked using the cream. I evened out my skin tone but it didn't feel heavy like sometimes foundation does. I also ended up wearing it out that night and I have to say my skin looked just as good with just this cream as when I go all out with all with my normally face regime.
    Check out the before and after pictures below and if you want to try some of your own here is a reader discount code for 15% off. Just head over to Studio Gear and use the code word  bloggercc .   

Before makeup

After using cream

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Romeo Club tour book stop

Summary from Goodreads:
THE ROMEO CLUB is Hitch meets The Secret of My Success.

What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone's surprise, he actually lands her?

And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services?

Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation.

She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat the next level on their video games.

There are only two problems with this plan. One, her quarterback/track star boyfriend is getting jealous of how much time she’s spending away from him and decides to try and figure out what’s going on. And two, Delyla is kind of falling for her brother’s BFF, Trey who she’s been hanging out with a lot more. And who thanks to her help, has caught the attention of the beautiful, perfect, and popular, Portia Rickard. With Portia and Trey heating up, Delyla realizes that maybe the person she’s meant to be with has been in front of her all this time.

But falling for Trey means she’ll have to take drastic measures including sabotage, with a capital S.

About the Author
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…

Review: This was one of those cute reads that I tend to read when I go to the pool. This story has drama, cuteness, and some ahhh moments. Sometimes I felt like the story dragged a little but once I read some more it really picked up. I also enjoyed the self discovery the main character had to go through. I feel like that really brought the story around. I was glad I decided to read it and I think you will be too.

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