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Firmoo $25 Gift Card Giveaway!

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What is Firmoo?

Firmoo is the World’s Most Popular Online Eyeglasses Store, gaining over 580,000 fans on Facebook. We have always been committed ourselves to offering customers the best quality products at the most affordable prices which start at 8 dollars- 80%-90% lower compared to that in local store.

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They have a really great try on system so you can see what your new glasses will look like before you buy them. I love these programs because they can be really helpful if your going for a new look and want to see what these glasses may look like on you.

The Giveaway

There are 5 winners for this giveaway! You each will get a $25 gift card to use toward a pair of black framed glasses. You can check them out here. They have a really great selection of classic glasses that I really love. In fact here is my favorite pair. I’m so jealous that you get a chance at a discount!

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Terms and conditions So for some reason the giveaway form would not update the terms for me. So here they are: This giveaway is open world wide as long as you are in the delivery area. You can check that here: our deliery range.

Giveaway ends July 29th at 11:59pm EST Good Luck!

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Triple Knot: Book Review

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The critically acclaimed author of The King’s Mistress brings another fascinating woman from history to life in an enthralling story of political intrigue, personal tragedy, and illicit love.

Joan of Kent, renowned beauty and cousin to King Edward III, is destined for a politically strategic marriage. As the king begins a long dynastic struggle to claim the crown of France, plunging England into the Hundred Years’ War, he negotiates her betrothal to a potential ally and heir of a powerful lordship.

But Joan, haunted by nightmares of her father’s execution at the hands of her treacherous royal kin, fears the king’s selection and is not resigned to her fate. She secretly pledges herself to one of the king’s own knights, one who has become a trusted friend and protector. Now she must defend her vow as the king—furious at Joan’s defiance—prepares to marry her off to another man.

In A Triple Knot, Emma Campion brings Joan, the “Fair Maid of Kent” to glorious life, deftly weaving details of King Edward III’s extravagant court into a rich and emotionally resonant tale of intrigue, love, and betrayal.

My Review of Triple Knot

This is a wonderful classic historical novel. It’s a story of life in a world most of us would never know or understand. Royalty does have it’s perks, but this also shows the downside of being related to royalty in the past.

Joan is a character that you just love, she is trying so hard to do the right thing and be the right person, but things just don’t seem to go her way. She struggles to find her place and keep herself from disappointing her king, mostly so that she stays alive. She’s used as a pawn in return and finds that no matter what she does it’s just not going to work. Eventually she finds trust with a much older knight and they decide to secretly marry, that starts a whole new problem for Joan and her King and Cousin.

If you love a great historical story with intrigue, romance and just overall a wonderful story about life then this book is for you. 

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Chasing Charlie Book Review and Giveaway

Raised in a family of rodeo champions on a South Texas cattle ranch, Charlie wants only one thing: to avoid thrill-seeking cowboys. Davis Murphy, cowboy wannabe and one of Dallas’s most eligible bachelors, needs a pretty and witty faux fiancée so his widowed mother will marry her longtime gentleman friend. Charlie, his local librarian, seems the prefect choice. Charlie’s first reaction is to run, but she’s promised herself to step out of her plain-jane routine. When Charlie accepts, Davis’s plan is set. But now Charlie’s sweet ways are challenging his bachelor heart. “Heartwarming, fast paced, laugh out loud fun.” ~ Susan Fox, Best-selling author “Chasing Charlie will chase away the blues with a red dress, a real love, and a whole lot of fun!” ~ Christie Ridgway, Best-selling author “Funny, sweet, poignant…best feel-good book I’ve read all year.” ~ Trish Jensen, USA TODAY Best-selling author "A once innocent plan becomes an entangled romance . Funny and sweet. A most entertaining combination."~ Carol Bozovich, Rendevzous Magazine

Buy the book from….

Amazon.co.uk     Amazon.com     Barnes and Noble    Kobo

 

My Review of Chasing Charlie

This was a very sweet book. I really enjoyed reading it. Charlie is a wonderfully headstrong women who thinks she knows what she wants, but one simple change, well changes everything! Her quite librarian life is suddenly thrown off course as want to be cowboy Davis shows up wanting her to pretend to be his fiancée so his mom will get married. Of course she had no clue that saying yes to a not so simple request would end up changing her life and view.

Davis is just as headstrong as Charlie and even though he approaches Charlie to start this wonderful fake relationship, he slowly starts to have his head turned, but as usual neither character will admit that there truly is more there, then what they would ever have thought!

This is a wonderful book for anyone who is a lover of modern, yet still very western romance. It’s a sweet, yet fun story that will take you to a place that many people never get to see.

 

THE TEXAS TWO-STEP, in series order Chasing Charlie Country Courtship Courting Trouble My Southern Bride Western Pleasure About the Author USA Today Bestselling author Kathy Carmichael resides on the west coast of Florida with her Scottish husband, two not-so-wee sons, three cats, a part-time dog, and a huge collection of dust bunnies. Kathy writes award-winning romantic comedies and humorous mysteries. Her Texas Two-Step romance series is a reader favorite. Kathy’s romantic comedy, Hot Flash, was named by the American Library Association’s BOOKLIST magazine as one of the Top 10 Romance Fiction titles for 2009. In addition to her novels, she’s sold short stories and wrote a bi-monthly column on the business of writing for a national writing trade magazine. Kathy is also a contest judge for Writers Digest. She’s a member of the International Thriller Writers, an active member of the Mystery Writers of America, Sisters-in-Crime, Novelists Inc., the Florida chapter of MWA, is the published author liaison of the Tampa Area Romance Authors, and is an active member and past national board member of the Romance Writers of America. Kathy loves hearing from readers.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.

NOW FOR THE AUTHOR’S GIVEAWAY


3 Lucky Winners will win $10 Amazon GC or Paypal Cash 
(winners choice)
Ending on Thursday 7th August at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide 

Enter Below and Good Luck !!
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Let’s Win the Zulily Freckles+Kitty Clothing Contest!

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

 

Have you seen the colorful outfits from Freckles+Kitty, the delightfully sweet clothing company out of California? Today through Thursday (7/17 – 7/19) zulily is running a contest where we can BOTH win three dresses for our little ones from Freckles+Kitty! Just post in the comments section below which Freckles+Kitty item is your favorite, and if my blog is selected, I’ll choose someone from all the commenters to win something lovely for the little lady of their choosing!

Don’t know much about Freckles+Kitty? Freckles+Kitty is California made toddler and girls clothing inspired by what’s popular now. The best part is that zulily has select Freckles+Kitty styles up to 65% off! You’ll find brilliant colors and trending details such as floral appliqués, printed lace, hoodies, sets, and, of course, ruffles. Lots of ruffles! They use soft fabric blends to give your little girl exceptional comfort with a sense of style and fun. These fabrics are always easy-care and washable. Each Freckles+Kitty garment reflects the California spirit, and it’s these details that make each piece playfully individual. Check out Freckles + Kitty on sale at zulily!

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$25 Celebrating Home Gift Card Giveaway

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Welcome to my Christmas in July Giveaway. This giveaway is just one giveaway involved in this hop. There are many others you can check out as well. 

Make sure to stop by The Review Wire for The Grand Prize to enter for your chance to win a Fathead Wall Decal of choice! A special thanks to Fathead for sponsoring the Grand Prize!

My Giveaway

Win a $25 Celebrating Home and Penelope Ann Gift Card!

What is Celebrating Home and Penelope Ann?

Celebrating Home and Penelope Ann is a direct sales company. Think Avon and Tubberwear! We designers host in home parties, take online orders and more to help you make your home and yourself look amazing. Penelope Ann is a new addition to the Celebrating Home line that involves jewelry and accessories.

Here are a few items that I love!

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Disclosure: I am a Celebrating Home Consultant.

It’s so simple to enter, just use the form below! Don’t forget to visit the Linky after the giveaway form to find more giveaways to enter!

Giveaway Ends July 31st 2014 at 11:59pm EST Open to US only

 

Disclaimer: This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on July 31, 2014. The Christmas In July Event Bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. Companies and bloggers, if you would like to participate in group giveaway events like this one, sign up to be emailed about future events hosted by Review Wire Media.

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Winning it Wednesday 7/16/14

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Ozeri Weightmaster II Bathroom Scale Review

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Many of you know that I am trying to lose weight and right now I am not doing too well, so even though in general I hate my scale I do have to say if I was able to really put in the time and effort I was a couple of years ago I would love my new Ozeri Weightmaster Bathroom Scale. I really do love it as it’s just so easy to use and easy to see what I’m really looking at. The numbers are large and I can even see them without my glasses on.

What I love about it is that it’s a simple step on scale, no buttons to push, no hard to read screan. It’s a simple yet, powerful scale. The Ozeri WeightMaster II holds up to 440 lbs it includes a BMI and Weight Differential Detection  that was designed and engineered in the USA to provide a comprehensive, yet simple weight management solution to measure and track your weight. It also features BMI Measurement and Auto Recognition Technology. This helps you know exactly where you are in your weight loss journey and helps you to keep on track, that is if you use it every week. I was, but then the last month got busy!

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The other thing I really love about this scale is that it’s not big and bulky. It’s a thin design and is sleek and fits in with most home decor. So it’s not a sore spot in the room. This scale also can track up to 8 people so it’s great for families or people who are trying to lose weight as a group. They do say that having a weight loss partner or partners is the way to go, so now you have another tool to talk your friends into getting out and losing some weight with you.

*This scale uses watch batteries to be prepared and have an extra on hand.

Buy it now on Amazon.com

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Winning it Wednesday 7/9/14

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Offline Dating Update One

A couple of weeks ago I decided to delete my online dating profiles and try to meet some men in the real world. I thought that maybe it was just the guys that I found online who for some reason really didn’t want to date, they just wanted some fun.

The problem is the guys offline don’t see me or are just not attracted to me. Last week I made myself go out for my lunch, normally I work during the lunch hour, but because I was filling in somewhere else I actually got a lunch during lunch. I was excited and ready to see if I could do anything.

I failed… Horribly, I couldn’t seem to make eye contact and it was just sad, so today I tried again since again I got a lunch, this time I was at my work location and frankly it was so busy I’m lucky I found a place to eat. I ended up running into a grocery store and eating in my car. Yes, another fail.

So I tried again to do some shopping after work, but late enough that it shouldn’t be too busy. That was the time I was told to go out. That after all is when the single guys are out shopping.

Well, they were and I was excited until I realized I’m fat and fat girls don’t get hit on at the grocery store, no matter what is in their cart. I walked by three different men all smiled at me for a second until they looked down. Then they turned away with a look of disgust. I felt humiliated for even thinking someone would find me attractive. I didn’t think I was that bad, but today was a horrible day anyway. I had a small breakdown/ anxiety attack while on my lunch and stuck in traffic. I had to hear about my co-workers engagement, I’m happy for her, but I just kept thinking how I wish I could just meet one guy who would spend more then a week with me.

I’m extremely depressed, but I can’t afford help. I know I need it. I’m not suicidal though many times a day I wish I were dead. I’ve dealt with this long enough to know I won’t do it, at least not until things get much, much worse.

So as you now know I’m having no luck. I can’t just go to a bar or something alone either, it’s too much for my anxiety, but I have no single-no kids friends anymore. It’s lonely but I don’t think there is a thing I can do about it.

You know what’s really sad. I can say all of this and know my friends and family will never read it. They don’t read my blog, they don’t care.

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Make the Pain go Away With MicroTherapyPro

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As a diabetic who spends most of her day on her feet I deal with a lot of leg and back pain. It’s not fun and I hate always relying on pain medication and muscle rubs. Though the rubs feel good they don’t last long and I find I still wake up with a lot of pain. That was until I tried the MicroTherapyPro from PainMaster.

Micro Therapy Pro™ on the spot 24 hour relief effectively stops pain as it soothes and relieves. Delivers natural, restorative energy to the source of your body pain.

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What’s Included in the Box?
One set of Micro Therapy Pro™ patches  
One circuit (connecting cable with built-in battery for
     up to 300 hours of use)
User instructions

I was asked to review this product and I have to say I am impressed! Not only did it help with the pain, but I noticed on myself that sores I had for the last five years or so went away. (I am not recommending this product for healing.) I’m just stating that this is what happened with me. Overall I am very happy with this product and it does help with pain. You can also wear it for a long time up to 4 days and that helps to keep pain at bay. I love waking up with no pain in my legs, well leg as I only have one of these to try out. I’m thinking of getting two so that I can use it on both legs at the same time.

There is a small downside to this product and I’m hoping that the company will do something about it. The sticky pads that attach to your skin need to be replaceable. I don’t see anything on the website about it, but if you drop it on the rug or on a floor with pet hair your sticky pad becomes a mess and personally I don’t like the idea of putting that on my body. It would be nice if they could include more then one set.

The good news is that I cleaned them off with water allowed them to air dry and they worked just fine after that, but I had to wait 24 hours till they were dry enough to stick again. That is why I would love to see them include two sets in the box.

There is just one more downside to the Micro Therapy Pro and that is that the battery is built in and not replaceable, so that means once your battery is up, you have to buy a whole new one. Yes, you spend almost $50 and can only use this for about 12 days. I only kept mine on overnight so I was able to get a bit more use out of it. My battery is just about out so if I want to continue using it I will have to buy another one (or two!).

My rating of this product

3.5/5

Only because you can’t replace the battery.

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