Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Birthday to me, October!

First giveaway just went live! Head on over to:

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sad to say "good-bye"

We have had a wonderful journey together...Unfortunately, I have had more problems with this site than I can handle. I've missed too many fabulous comments and followers.

So, I am pleased to announce that I have made the official switch to:

Please check it out! Follow me there and you can join in on all the fun October Giveaway action (: Look forward to seeing you on wordpress!!

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If it does not work, PLEASE shoot me an email at:

I will get you all signed up. In the meantime, I will be looking for a solution. :-(

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lots o' Giveaways!

So, some exciting news? I have lots of giveaways coming up in the month of October!!!! Lots of new release books...

Make sure you are ready! Look to the right of my blog (desktop view) and click:

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Fill in your email and hold onto your seats!!!! It's gonna be a fun filled October (:

I will have both fiction and non-fiction books to give away. Even an awesome book that is coming to screen this Fall.

So, hurry up! Do not delay!! Put in your email addy and wait for it...

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Frappe


  1. 1 1/2 cups coffee, frozen, partially thawed
  2. 2 Tbsp. pumpkin, canned
  3. 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  4. 1/4 tsp. pumpkin spice, ground
  5. 1 tsp. stevia
  6. 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk From a carton, not canned
  7. 2 tbsp. whip cream, fat free
  8. 1 dash cinnamon, ground
  1. In a blender add coffee, pumpkin, vanilla, pumpkin spice, stevia and coconut milk. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour into a glass and top with whip cream and sprinkle of cinnamon.
Calories for the whole thing including whip cream: 45.6, Fat: 2.6, Cholesterol: 0, Sodium: 8,9, Potassium: 35.6, Carbs: 3.9, Fiber: 1.2, Sugar: 2.2, Protein: 1.1

Credit where it's due:

Monday, September 22, 2014

A Lady at Willowgrove Hall

by Sarah E. Ladd

Last year, a new author burst onto the scene. Sarah E. Ladd blew us all away with her first novel. I am sure many of you have seen the beautiful cover (which I have added to the bottom of this post). A Lady at Willowgrove Hall is her third book in the Whispers on the Moors series.

Here we find Cecily Faire. As a young, broken, and poor girl, she is sent away from everyone she knows and loves. Spending time in a boarding school has given her opportunities that she never thought possible. Her journey is one of forgiveness and closure. Will she choose to trust God and her heart, or has she been too hurt along the way?

Set in Regency England, this is a beautiful book. Of course, if you know me AT ALL, you know that I could never tire of reading a Regency novel. I enjoy the stories as they move right along. Her characters always have depth and keep me turning the pages. Bravo, Sarah. Keep them coming!!

Thanks so much, Thomas Nelson and NetGalley, for giving me this book in return for some feedback. Here's to many more!!

To read any of these books, please click HERE!!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Darkness and Light again

I have no idea where the time has gone. One minute I'm Miss Bloggy Bloggy and then next, I am gone for about two weeks. I can't believe how busy life has been. Wait, isn't this time of year when things slow down and get back on track?!

What in the world?!

It's been a long couple of weeks. Little Toot has been going through a rough patch with his OCD and we have been struggling and seeking wisdom on how to best help him. Again, God is faithful and is giving us wisdom with each passing day. It is difficult when you look in your child's eyes and there is only hopelessness within. All you want to do, as a parent, is to protect them. We have been doing a lot of research and have found great tools. Thankfully, he is coming back out of this dark time and doing much better. There is life and there is joy in his eyes again.

We've been talking to him about Martin Luther and how God was able to use him in such a big way BECAUSE of his OCD, not in spite of. Luther was able to see that he would never be good enough. He knew he could never work hard enough to make it to Heaven. In a time when everything was about working your way to God, he knew that he could never cut it. His OCD showed him his flaws day in and day out. It was because of this that he was able to see God's grace and turn to Him as a flawed being. It was because of this that he was able to change the way the world had seen God for over 1,000 years. Unbelievable.

It's a beautiful think to see how God uses our darkest times to change the world. Whether it is just our own little world, or the actual world! (: