Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Applebee's $9.99 Steak Dinner! With 2 Winner #Giveaway #WOODFIRED

As a family it is difficult to go out together and get a good meal. One of those that you can sit down, relax and enjoy a steak. When I had the opportunity to visit an Applebee's restaurant and do just that, I was happy to try out their new steak myself and tell all my readers about it. But, I am overjoyed to let you know, that two of my readers will also be able to enjoy a visit of their own to Applebee's!

All four of us headed out to the location nearest us. It is actually in another state, but only about 30 minutes away and well worth the trip. We go to Applebee's on occasion, but as a family it is normally a treat. After all, $15 per person is a bit much for an everyday occurrence. This time we were going to try the limited offer that is available until November 13th. For the great price of $9,99, you are able to enjoy a wood fired grill, 6 oz top sirloin steak along with 2 sides. Believe me, their food is good, but when you bring in an offer like this? You can have your steak every day!

The waitress who seated us was not the friendliest, but our personal waitress was great. This is a young lady who was attentive without hovering and chatty with those who wanted to talk. We did have to ask about the $9.99 steak dinner as they had a sign up but when you open the menu, it says this is a higher price. Our waitress informed us that it actually rings up at the sale price, but not that way in the menu. We ordered our meals, three steaks and one grilled chicken and awaited our food to arrive. I wanted to see if these were as good as they looked on the sign. You know how it is with a lot of places, the pictures look great but then the food arrives and it is half the size or looks old. Let me show you pictures of food that arrived at our table and they can speak for themselves.

6 oz Top Sirloin Steak with Garlicky Green Beans 
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

6 oz Top Sirloin Steak with Garlicky Green Beans 
Crispy Cheddar Bacon Potatoes

Now, do those not look delicious!! I could not believe when they arrived at our table. The food was steaming hot, the portions were good and I could not wait to dig in. Let me show you a picture of the chicken plate as well.

Grilled Chicken Breast with Garlicky Green Beans 
Garlic Mashed Potatoes

We did have one steak that turned out medium well instead of the medium we had asked for, but this was a minor issue and easily taken care of. As you can tell, everyone loved the garlicky items. They were the hit of the night and I personally loved the green beans. Nice and fresh tasting! The meats were so flavorful and tender. I definitely want to make another stop at Applebee's again for another steak before this is over.

Now, I know you are all anxious to hear about the wonderful giveaway. There will be two winners, each receiving a $25 e-gift card. This means that you will be getting it over email and you have to print it off and take it in with you. I had no issues at all taking mine in. These are good for any location in the US and it also means that you and your spouse can have a date night!! Or maybe take a friend out to eat :) I do know they would make a great gift for the holidays but the deal does end next month. You know the normal rules. Giveaway ends 11/2/16, that way you have time to use the gift certificate before the deal is over. Winners will be chosen by and they will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

From the Start by Melissa Tagg with #Review

Kate Walker used to believe in true love and happily ever after. While her own love life may have left her brokenhearted, it hasn't kept her from churning out made-for-TV romance movie screenplays...until a major career slump and a longing to do something meaningful send her running back to her hometown of Maple Valley. Permanently sidelined by an injury, former NFL quarterback Colton Greene is temporarily hiding out in a friend's hometown to avoid the media and the reminders of all he's lost. Maple Valley seems like the perfect place to learn how to adjust to normal life. The only trouble is he's never really done normal before. While Kate plays things safe and Colton is all about big risks and grand gestures, they both get what it's like to desperately need direction in life. An unexpected project gives them both a chance to jumpstart their new lives, but old wounds and new dreams are hard to ignore. Starting over wasn't part of the plan, but could it be the best thing that's ever happened to them?

MY THOUGHTS- Wow! Melissa Tagg has done it yet again. I read my first novel from her last year and I literally fell in love with it. Here To Stay was just marvelous. She is an author who knows how to write stories that are realistic but have just a slight touch of fantasy to them. And this one has made my top five list for the year.

The heroine is a girl who has been hurt by love in the past. Kate Walker feels like there is nothing more for her in that department. And while she makes films about romance, she just needs a break in her hometown of Maple Valley. I just love the name! I imagine a quaint area like Gatlinburg TN, full of fall leaves and little shops down main street. Colton Greene is the hero, though he doesn't feel like one at the moment. The characters have their up and down moments, keeping true to real life stories. I would suggest keeping your tissues available ;) I really felt like the author was trying to get across the point that sometimes it takes letting go of everything, being totally at the mercy of God, before He steps in to take over. It really got me to thinking about my life and how much I allow Him to control and how much I want to hang on for dear life to the reins. Again, an amazing book that kept me up late to finish :)

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

By Your Side by Candace Calvert with #Review

ER nurse Macy Wynn learned essential, gritty lessons in the California foster care system: land on your feet and trust no one. She’s finally located the fellow foster child she loves like a sister, but the girl’s in deep trouble. Macy’s determined to help, no matter what it takes. Her motto is to “make it happen” in any situation life throws at her—even when she butts heads with an idealistic cop. Deputy Fletcher Holt believes in a higher plan, the fair outcome—and his ability to handle that by himself if necessary. Now he’s been yanked from Houston, his mother is battling cancer, and he’s attracted to a strong-willed nurse who could be the target of a brutal sniper. When everything goes wrong, where do they put their trust?

MY REVIEW- By Your Side is a medical thriller penned by Candace Calvert. She is an excellent author who knows how to make the medical terminology and phrases obvious to the layman. And believe me, I may know a couple of the phrases, I have watched some ER shows after all, but many times the books make it confusing and you aren't really sure what the author is talking about. Not so with By Your Side.

The book opens with a bang, or should I say gunfire, and keeps moving quite fast from there. The nurse is Macy, a woman with a troubled childhood, and the hero would be Fletcher, the police officer from Houston who is quite intriguing. He protects Macy after a sniper attacks those stuck on the highway from an accident. But can he continue to protect her from the crazed lunatic firing at those traveling the roads? Or will her past always be between them? Find out for yourself and enjoy a trip through a medical drama that will have your heart beating fast as you turn pages!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Mattie's Pledge by Jan Drexler with #Review

When she feels the pull of both home and the horizon, which will she choose?

Mattie Schrock is no stranger to uprooting her life. Even as her father relocated her family from one Amish community to the next, she always managed to find a footing in their new homes. Now as the Schrock family plans to move west from Somerset County to a fledgling Amish settlement in Indiana, she looks forward to connecting with old friends who will be joining them from another Pennsylvania community--friends like Jacob Yoder, who has always held a special place in her heart.

Since Mattie last saw Jacob, they've both grown into different people with different dreams. Jacob yearns to settle down, but Mattie can't help but dream of what may lie over the western horizon. When a handsome Englisher tempts her to leave the Amish behind to search for adventure in the West, will her pledge to Jacob be the anchor that holds her secure?

Tender, poignant, and gentle, Mattie's Pledge offers you a glimpse into Amish life in the 1840s--and into the yearning heart of a character you'll not soon forget.

MY REVIEW- I have to admit, this is the first book I have ever read by this author. But it will definitely not be the last. Jan Drexler does an amazing job of pulling the readers into the story and making it an interesting ride. I learned things about the Amish and their history that I had never known before, as well as just enjoying a good romance.

This is the second in a series, have the first one on hold at my local library, but I really had no difficulties reading them out of order. The Amish are a group I sometimes have trouble reading about because of the rules and their systems. But not often are they brought so vividly to the forefront as it was in this book. For instance, the guidelines of no violence, even when being wronged. There is a horse thief and the Amish pioneers don't want to take any action against him. As a matter of fact, they want to give him some of their horses. Which I know this in my head, but to actually see it played out in a book was different. As I mentioned, the author does a perfect job in this way. The characters are all likable, other than the horse thief, and I really enjoyed getting to know them as the journey continued. Their compassion and kindness is something to strive for.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Download Your Free How-To Guide for Bring Your Bible to School Day


Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are preparing for Hurricane Matthew to hit. For students in hurricane-affected states who are facing school closures but still want to participate in Bring Your Bible to School Day, the alternate date is Thursday, October 20.

This brings about a good point: Any day can be a day you organize your friends to bring your Bibles to school together!

By signing up during the month of October for Bring Your Bible to School Day (even if you missed the official celebration), you can download a free how-to guide for teens, parents, pastors, and elementary students. It's full of helpful information that will help you organize a day to take a stand for religious freedom and bring your Bible to school with your fellow classmates.

(Sign-ups must be received by midnight (MT), Oct. 7, in order to be automatically entered into the Newsboys giveaway.)

Plus Bring Your Bible to School Comes to Adventures in Odyssey


Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk who seem like mobsters, snoops and fairy-tale tyrants—until he gets to know them. He’s also a little confused about Bring Your Bible to School Day. What’s it about? Should he participate? See Odyssey through Buddy’s eyes in this witty celebration of religious freedom.

Listen to this story through a two-week trial only on the Odyssey Adventure Club.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, October 10, 2016

Don't Miss Timeless!! New Time Travel Show from NBC

How many of you like time travel? I enjoy some books and movies that portray people traveling into other time periods and either changing history or watching as history is made. So when I was offered the chance to preview a new series coming out, and it just happened to be about time travel? You can bet I said yes!

Timeless is a thrilling new series from NBC that combines action and adventure with time machines and fugitives who want to change history. A team of people, lead by Lucy (Abigail Spencer), must race to stop him from forever changing the past.

I have had the privilege of watching the pilot episode, airs Monday 10/9C on NBC, and boy is it a good one! We not only see everything come together and the team find their way, but you get to see the Hindenberg like never before. I don't want to give too much away, but if you like time period pieces, this is an amazing series. It is not just for those who like time travel, but rather anyone who enjoys a good action or thriller as well. I can see it piquing the interest of men and women, but also teenagers.

There was some language, not an over abundance, and a few comments that I thought could have been left out. But overall it was an entertaining and very intriguing start to a series. I will be previewing the next episode as well and just might give a teaser write up this week :)

This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.​

**DISCLOSURE: This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer's Network.​ Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, October 3, 2016

Help Stomp Out Bullying Today! @STOMPOutBullyng #‎GOBLUE2EndBullying2016

Good morning everyone! I am writing this while out and about on vacation but this is such an important subject that I couldn't pass up the opportunity. After all, bullying has become a very major crisis in our world today. Believe me, I have seen it firsthand and I know how it feels. And with October being the National Bullying Prevention Month, the third, yes today, has been nominated as blue shirt day. I would encourage everyone to wear a blue shirt to stand with those who are opting to stomp out bullying!

As a teenager, I was not very sure of myself. Even now there are days where I still struggle with self confidence. I was very thin, gangly and yes, I wore eyeglasses. And not the nice ones they have available nowadays. These were big rims and since my eyes are so bad, they had thick lenses. Lets just say I wasn't the greatest at rocking them :) So I had my share of the looks and the comments. It is one of those things you learn to deal with and hope you grow out of. Today I am not as hard on myself and I try to see myself as being comfortable with who I am. I get it though, sometimes it just isn't easy to do at all.

For those around us, bullying can come in many forms. It could be the classmate in school who pushes and shoves, or it could be the sibling or relative who constantly talks down or calls names. It might be right in front of us and many times we won't even catch it. Or it could be blatantly obvious and we have the option to either stand out against the crowd to stop the bullying, or choose to just follow the others. There is also another possibility that many would say is the easier one, but I don't see it as a choice at all. That would be to just be quiet and go your way, not stepping in or raising our voice to be heard. It is time we stand up and come to the defense of those who are being bullied. We should also be checking ourselves and making sure we aren't harassing others in any way. I know how easy it is to put others down to make ourselves look good. Instead step beside that person and help stomp out bullying!

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**DISCLOSURE: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Beyond PR and Stomp Out Bullying. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Celebrate Lit November Celebration Box!

The November Celebration Box is here! 

This celebration box is a unique, one of a kind box with goodies hand picked by the author just for you! These boxes are special because they are not sold anywhere else. There is a limited supply so be sure to get yours right away!

 The November’s box features Carrie Fancett Pagel’s Tea Shop Folly. Sales for the November box will close on October 10 or while supplies last. The first 12 people to order will receive an ebook copy of the Maggie Award 2016 finalist, The Substitute Bride. The basic box includes: A minimum of 6 items handpicked by the author themed around the book. A themed charm specifically chosen for this book. One lucky box will contain a special teacup and saucer that no one else will receive. The first 12 people to order will receive an ebook copy of the Maggie Award 2016 finalist, The Substitute Bride. Along with the basic box, you can purchase the ebook, paperback or an autographed paperback book. To purchase your box, click here.

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Friday, September 16, 2016

Reclaiming Treasure with I-Cash!

This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Illinois Treasurer’s I-Cash program. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. 

A happy Friday morning to you all! Hard to believe we are entering the fall season and getting closer to our holiday times. There is only one problem with that. Money! I do believe every year I spend more on gifts than I did the year before. Some people are very hard to buy for :) Today I want to introduce to you a program that just might help out with the spending funds. I had personally never heard of this program before and was very interested in trying it out. Let me tell you a little about what it is, and then I want to show you what I found.

"Through the I-Cash program, the Illinois Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division connects people with their unclaimed property. 1-in-4 residents who search for property end up finding something to claim. And the average payout is $2,900." 

Now, don't go getting all excited ahead of time, but I was eager to see how it worked and what I might find by searching my name and any relative's names. I am going to show you exactly what I found as I go!

First, I visited website is easily accessible and I loved how uncomplicated it was to follow the steps. As you can see, you just click on the big "Get Started" button and voila! You will enter your name, or a relative's name, as well as the zip code or city. I put in my name, it took just a few seconds, and the page popped up with, no results. Now, I really didn't think there would be anything big for my name. My money and property, little though they may be, are kept pretty close handed. But it sure was fun to dream about finding an old checking account, unknown inheritance, or some long lost piece of property that would have money spilling out of my pockets. You all know how it is :) Money is scarce to come by nowadays, and it is always exciting when there is the possibility of an unclaimed treasure out there.

So, while I didn't come across anything in my searches, I would urge you all to take a minute, follow the link below, and just give it a try. It;s fast, free and confidential can't hurt and it just might result in finding what's yours. Definitely worth it in my opinion!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Amish Firefighter #Review

A Beautiful Young Woman Banished from Home 
Abigail Stutzman thought it was bad enough being dropped at the nearest bus station and sent to live several states away with some relatives she'd never heard about, much less met. But now, just a week after her arrival in Jamesport, Missouri, she finds herself at the scene of a barn fire. An intentional barn fire. And all fingers are pointed at her. She's desperate to prove her innocence and protect her reputation, but nobody's making that easy to do. And God certainly doesn't seem willing to help. 
A Brave Firefighter with an Agenda of His Own
Sam Miller is in the process of turning over a new leaf. Determined to atone for the follies of his past, he is a volunteer firefighter, an EMT, and a doctor–in–training. When local barn fires escalate, everyone suspects arson. And since the Miller family are among the victims, no one is more determined to see the perpetrators brought to justice than Sam.

A Kindled Flame Neither One Could Have Anticipated
When their paths first cross, at the site of a barn burning, the emotional intensity rivals the warmth of the flames. Soon, they must decide whether this fire is one they should feed or extinguish. And they'll discover that the truth can prove more dangerous than a blazing inferno.

MY REVIEW- Wowza! Just because the Amish are more of a quiet and plain people sure don't mean they are any less ardent! By the second chapter I had to keep fanning my flaming cheeks because of some of the intense scenes between the two main characters :)

Abigail is a newcomer to the town of Jamesport. And when she is found at the scene of a barn fire shortly after her arrival, many of the townspeople suspect her of helping start it. Including Sammy Miller, the strapping Amish man who also is a volunteer firefighter. The only problem is, every time they are around each other, or even touch the smallest bit, sparks fly! And these aren't as easy to put out as the normal flames he is used to dousing. Needless to say this book is quite a handful and I thoroughly loved it. Plenty of language sprinkled about that you might have issues with understanding but the author gives a glossary of Amish terms that will help a bit with that. Great story to pick up!

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

The Wedding Shop #Review and #Giveaway @RachelHauck

To purchase your copy, click here.

About the Book

Two women separated by decades. Both set out to help others find their dreams when their own have crumbled.

It’s the early 1930s, but Cora Scott is walking in stride as a career woman after having inherited her great aunt’s wedding shop in Heart’s Bend, Tennessee, where brides come from as far away as Birmingham to experience her famed bridal treatment. Meanwhile, Cora is counting down the days until her own true love returns from the river to make her his bride. But days turn into months and months to years. All the while, Birch Good continues to woo Cora and try to show her that while he is solid and dependable, he can sweep her off her feet.

More than eighty years later, former Air Force Captain Haley Morgan has returned home to Heart’s Bend after finishing her commitment to military service. After the devastating death of her best friend, Tammy, and discovering the truth about the man she loved, Haley is searching for her place in life.

When Haley decides to reopen the romantic but abandoned wedding shop where she and Tammy played and dreamed as children, she begins a journey of courage, mystery, and love.

As Cora’s and Haley’s stories intertwine through time in the shadow of the beloved wedding shop, they both discover the power of their own dreams and the magic of everyday love.

MY REVIEWWow! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loved this story! Rachel Hauck has written a humdinger winner of a tale, one that drew me in from the start and didn't let go til the end. I do have to warn readers, the storyline goes through about 5 different peoples POV. At times it can be confusing, especially at the beginning. But the book is so worth it! Haley and Cole are the modern day heroine and hero. Cora and Birch Good are the past story. There are so many twists that it will make your head spin, seeing how everything comes together at the end. Personally I loved Haley. Her dreams and the promises she keeps, she is quite the strong woman. And Cole? Don't get me started on him :) Cora I wanted to shake a couple of times. Boy she frustrated me!! But there were so many parts that I just loved, one of which comes closer to the finish. I don't want to give anything away, but it just made me cry, Haley being forced into the wedding gown and the scene that ensues. Rachel pens a story that will have you reading through tears, laughter and much emotional ups and downs. Also, it is part of a series, but is totally possible to read without first reading the others. An excellent job!!

About the Author

Rachel Hauck is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her book, The Wedding Dress, was named Inspirational Novel of the Year by Romantic Times and was a RITA finalist. Her book Once Upon A Prince was a Christy Award finalist.
Rachel lives in central Florida with her husband and two pets and writes from her ivory tower. Visit her online at, Facebook: rachelhauck, and Twitter: @RachelHauck

Guest Post from Rachel Hauck 

Hey everyone! I’m so excited to share The Wedding Shop with you. This book is one of my favorites.
While all books are my “babies,” this one found a special place in my heart.
This standalone novel is part of the Wedding Collection – The Wedding Dress and The Wedding Chapel – and it came to life when I discovered the story of Cora Scott, a 1930s wedding shop owner.

At 30, she’s an old maid, but the best “bride’s maid” in fictional Heart’s Bend, Tennessee. But she’s in love with a charismatic, charming river boat captain.

The contemporary heroine, Haley Morgan, is a retired Air Force captain returning to Heart’s Bend to restart her life. She’s recovering from a broken heart. The handsome, dynamic, charming man she loved was nothing but trouble.

Returning home, Haley is set on keeping a childhood promise she made with her best friend—to open the old wedding shop.

The shop is legend in Heart’s Bend. Haley grew up with stories of Miss Cora and the shop, hearing the town’s mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers reminiscing about their “day in the shop,” walking down the grand staircase in their wedding gown.
But in 2016, the shop is dilapidated, neglected and in need of more money than Haley possesses.
While writing this story, I had to ask a lot of questions. Why reopen the old shop? Why not just open a new one?
Haley was a combat veteran, deployed to Afghanistan twice, why would she want to open a wedding shop?
I also investigate the meaning of the shop to the town? To Cora? To Haley?
As I developed the backstory for the characters, the shop and the town, Cora’s came to life. She fascinated me. I admired this fictional woman. She exuded ingenuity, courage, and deep, deep devotion.
On the other hand, Haley was a bit of a mystery but from the start, she saw value in something no one else did.
What if we all saw value in people or places others wanted to reject?
Isn’t that what Jesus does for us?
The heroes of the book, Birch and Cole, are just stellar guys. Princes among men. I love writing about slightly wounded but strong and tender men.

The theme of family and community populates the story. Also, how misconceptions and preconceived ideas often ruin relationships.

Booklist gave The Wedding Shop a Starred Review and called it, “Spellbinding.”

There’s a lot of fun drama in this book! I hope you enjoy spending time with Cora and Haley, the men they love and the shop they bring to life.

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To celebrate her tour, Rachel is giving away her Wedding Collection Series! Click here to enter:

**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Monday, August 22, 2016

Tips on How to Save With Groupon #Save #Deals #Money

This post has been sponsored by Groupon, but all thoughts are 100% mine and completely unbiased. 

You all remember the company I was telling you about last week that is great to use when you want to save money? Well, I am back to tell you more about the well-known site, Groupon, as well as some of the ways I keep on top of saving with them.

Groupon is an amazing site. Not only do they have coupons, but you can search or browse by type, and they are all in one area. Forget having to go online and search a bunch of different sites for say, restaurant deals. Or bathroom toiletries. That is just part of the reason I love them so much. I can go on, type in what I am looking for, and they pull up tons of deals. And believe me, this is not just a small selection of non-relevant items. I have been on sites like that, and I don't like them. With Groupon Goods, I can find a variety of results that are applicable to what I am trying to find. Now, check out my tips below on how you can find the best deals, and exactly what you are looking for.

First off, you have to sign up! You can't save without being a member. It is absolutely free and you can get specific emails for your area. Those emails definitely come in handy, as sometimes there are deals that are only available to those who received the email. I have had it happen before where a friend got an email with a great deal in it, but because of the area, I didn't get that deal. But, I also want to say, check out the site, even when you don't get an email!! Many times they have a deal go live early in the day but you don't get the email til later. Don't want to miss out by waiting for that message :)

Second, when you search, be sure to use a phrase or word that is not specific. Here is what I am saying. Instead of searching for shampoo, try beauty or spa. It allows their search to pull many results. And sometimes you might find something that you weren't specifically looking for, but will pertain to that item. You can browse the goods, but I prefer to search by a word.

Again, these tips aren't overly major, you can definitely save money any way you use the site, but I have found these to help me find what I need. Be sure to stop by Groupon and check out the deals in your area!

**DISCLOSURE: Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Ace Collins’ ‘Service Tails’ Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack

Service Tails

Heart-tugging true stories of the courage, faith, and loyalty of remarkable service dogs.
Not all heroic dogs wildly toss themselves into lifesaving situations. Some save lives simply by their incredible commitment to duty and service. Some lead the way to independence for people whose disabilities were supposed to limit their lives.
In Service Tails: More Stories of Man’s Best Hero, prolific author Ace Collins introduces us to leaders whose entire lives are wrapped in the banner of service. Their stories are remarkable snapshots of the value of vision and teamwork, as well as devotion to duty and unconditional love and acceptance–stretching the way we see both canine and human potential. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

MY REVIEW- I have long been a fan of Ace Collins for his ability to not only write a good fiction novel, but also the talent he has in portraying factual accounts. Let me warn you though before diving into this one, you might want tissues handy ;)

Service Tails tells the remarkable stories of our four-legged companion animals. The ones who are there when an emergency happens, the ones who push their charges out of danger and those who make life worth living again. I don't want to give away the tales, but I was tearful and so thankful for my own fur baby who is constantly there for me. It amazed me to see how many of them were not just there for the emergency aspect, but also for the uplifting hope they give their owners. You will not be sorry you read this when you are done!!


Fall in love with these remarkable service dogs and their stories of courage, faith, and loyalty in Ace Collins' new book, Service Tails. Their training was intense, their loyalty unquestioned and each step of the way they constantly adapt to better serve those they lead. These unforgettable dogs are more than heroes; they are models from which we can learn how to love and serve unconditionally.

Celebrate the release of Service Tails with Ace by entering to win the Take-Your-Dog-to-the-Park Pack!

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One grand prize winner will receive:
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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on August 30. The winner will be announced August 31 on the Litfuse blog.

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**DISCLOSURE: I was given a free product in exchange for an honest review. No other compensation was given, and all thoughts are 100% mine. Please read my full disclosure policy HERE.**

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Lasting Memories With AdoramaPix!

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Why I Love Saving With Groupon Coupons

This is a sponsored post but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

I am a very thrifty person. If I can save money in any way, I will do it. I mean, who doesn't want to put a little bit of extra money aside, right? And that is the advantage of using a site like Groupon. The money I save by using the coupons through their program, allows me to put some cash away for my cruise fund. So if I can aid you in any way by telling you about this wonderful site, I will give it a try!

Groupon coupons are a fantastic way to purchase items you normally buy anyways, and save money while doing so. But, not only do they have coupons for your everyday products, but also for restaurants, places of entertainment, hotels, spas, etc. Believe me, I have purchased through them many a time and always come away happy.

First off when you go to the Groupon website, you will sign up for an account. By doing so, you sign up for a specific area of the country, mine being Chicago area, and they will send you coupons and deals for that particular spot. Some of the deals are only for a certain area while others are nationwide. One of my favorites I always watch for is Starbucks, as well as Kohl's. I have often bought a $5 Starbucks gift card and then gotten an extra $5 one for free! These deals tend to go very fast though so you have to jump on them right away. The site is great for anyone who wants to be frugal and save some dough. Anyone interested yet? Just follow one of the links and sign up to find out the coupons and deals in your area!

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