Monday, July 31, 2017

The Captivating Lady Charlotte with #Review @CarolynMAuthor

Lady Charlotte is the beautiful daughter of a British nobleman who has chosen the widowed Duke William Hartwell to marry his daughter. Charlotte prefers to marry for love. Could the duke win her heart over time if they marry for duty?




MY THOUGHTS-Regency era novels are some of my favorites. But in the Christian fiction circle, there are few authors who are devoted to that genre. So when a new one comes along it is a relief, since those of us who enjoy this style of novel get more to read throughout the year. And let me inform you, Carolyn Miller is a humdinger of a writer!

Now I would suggest reading these in order as many of the characters and events can be quite confusing if you haven't read the first book and figured out what is going on. Not that it can't be enjoyed as a stand-alone, but definitely best to read them one after the other. As to her writing style? I love it!! She has a unique way of penning a story that captivates the reader, pushing you to finish the book that day, no matter the lack of sleep you end up with. I have to admit, her characters are vibrant, as well as her picturesque views of the country. It will fill your senses and send you on a journey of another time period. I cannot say enough in support of this author or her books. 




**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, July 25, 2017

Visit the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN @My_PigeonForge



How many of you have visited the Pigeon Forge, TN area? I just have to say that this whole locale is a delight to see. From the beautiful scenery to the endless family attractions, there is never a dull moment.  But let me also say, if you are desiring a slower paced vacation, they deliver on just about anything you wish. So whether a family on the go or a couple who wants to relax in a cabin, there are plenty of options. But today, let me introduce an attraction that has thrilled fans of all ages from all over the world. The Titanic Museum located in Pigeon Forge.



Now this attraction here is one of my favorites. Not only is it fun and entertaining, but it also allows its visitors to obtain history about one of the greatest ship disasters of all time. For me it is the whole aspect of keeping things interesting enough for teenagers, but also where adults are not bored walking through the exhibits. I would caution taking younger ones, just because they might be restless and end up fussy.

The exhibits in the Titanic Museum are marvelous. This is a bit of a walk, so if you have trouble walking for more than an hour. It can be shortened, but to really go through and take everything in, it will at least be an hour, if not more.


One of the most unique things about the museum is that you get a boarding pass when you first arrive, one with the name of a passenger or employee from the original Titanic voyage. And as you go through the exhibit, you may find out interesting facts or tidbits about that person, whether their fashion, job while working on the ship, etc. and at the end, you find out whether your passenger lived or died. Yes, it makes things very realistic and sobering for many who go through.



I really can't say enough about this attraction. The prices aren't bad at all, especially for a full experience such as this one. I would urge you to check out the Pigeon Forge location next time you are in the area. Be sure to visit their website and look at the pictures plus the events they have coming up throughout the year.


**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, July 24, 2017

A Matter of Trust #3 by Susan May Warren with #Review

It's those we love who have the power to hurt us most . . .

                          
Champion backcountry snowboarder Gage Watson has left the limelight behind after the death of one of his fans. After being sued for negligence and stripped of his sponsorships, he's remade his life as a ski patrol in Montana's rugged mountains, as well as serving on the PEAK Rescue team. But he can't seem to find his footing--or forget the woman who betrayed him. 

Senator and former attorney Ella Blair spends much of her time in the public eye as one of the youngest senators in the country. But she has a secret--one that cost Gage his career. More than anything, she wants to atone for her betrayal of him in the courtroom and find a way to help him put his career back on track. 

When Ella's brother goes missing on one of Glacier National Park's most dangerous peaks, Gage and his team are called in for the rescue. But Gage isn't so sure he wants to help the woman who destroyed his life. More, when she insists on joining the search, he'll have to keep her safe while finding her reckless brother--a recipe for disaster when a snowstorm hits the mountain. 

MY REVIEW--Susan May Warren is a very talented and amazing author. Every time I pick up one of her books I feel transported to a different location, and I immediately fall in love with her multi-dimensional characters. And for me, Gage is that hero who has been brought down in life, but not allowed it to cripple him. He is a snowboarder of the highest degree, but when things go wrong, he has to give up that career and finds himself rescuing people instead. Talk about a turnaround in your work. But again, I love his strength and character. Ella is a firecracker, a woman who knows she made a mistake and wants to set things right. But life doesn't always give us what we want, though it appears she might be given a second chance. Or will that be the decision that kills them all? I know I am not telling, so you will have to read it to find out. Head to your closest store or purchase online, you won't be disappointed!



**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.**

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What to do When Promo Codes are Elusive?

Hey there everyone! I apologize for not posting as frequently these past couple weeks, been very busy and had a lot of things going on. But don't worry, I am going to be back sharing my reviews and thoughts on life again. And today I want to talk with you about coupons, mainly online promo codes. As a woman who tries to save money on everything I buy, coupons are one of my favorite ways to be thrifty. After all, who doesn't love saving money?



But, how many of you have ever gone looking for a promo code  to use and can't find one? I know I sure have! You go to a website and find something you like, only to want a coupon and you search and search to no avail? Especially the companies who rarely ever share codes with their faithful customers. One such store is Keurig. Take a look at how I was able to find a promo code, even with searching through plenty of sites.


When I go shopping, I always search for a promo code. Such as Keurig, we have needed a new machine for a while and I was interested in finding the best price I could, obviously using promo codes or a sale. So I went to the Keurig website, and found the machine I was most wanting to purchase. So next up was finding a promo code that I would be able to apply to my purchase. Obviously a code that is a site wide percentage off works best, or off a certain product.



If you google Keurig promo code, there are some results that will pull up. I clicked on the first one, just because I am wanting to be quick and spending as little time as possible searching. After all, time is money.  The first one was RetailMeNot. Their site is reasonably easy to navigate, and the top coupon they had was free shipping if I signed up for their email services. A good option, but not anything great.

My next click brought me to Coupons.com, a site I haven't really browsed before but it was the second option. Their top promo code was not a big one for me, again. Free shipping and a percentage off of tea.

My next click was to Dealspotr. And it was here that I found the promo code I was able to use. A 20% off code for the entire Keurig website. This means I can use it on anything on their site, definitely a wonderful coupon for me. But, what if it doesn't work or has expired? This site also allows me to see what codes have worked for other shoppers, as well as the success rate. That is one major issue I have had with other deal sites, I find a promo code and then go to use it and it won't work! Nothing more aggravating than getting hyped up over a coupon code and it is a dud. With Dealspotr I am able to see how many others have used it and how long ago. That is definitely a big plus in my book.

So you have found a promo code you would like to use, and where do you go from there? Just click on the button of the one you will be using where it says promo code.




It will open another tab where you copy the code, jump right back over to the company website, and enter your promo code.



Once that is in the spot it should be, I hit apply, and voila! My code was applied and worked! So I got my percentage off, on the machine that I wanted to purchase.






**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, July 18, 2017

40% Of Travelers Contract Infectious Disease On Vacation Tips To Help You Return Unscathed

Dr. Brent W. Laartz thought he was in for the ride of his lifetime when he set out on a horseback riding excursion in Costa Rica.
Admittedly younger and more na├»ve than he is today, Laartz – an infectious disease specialist and author of the book How to Avoid Contagious Diseases (www.drlaartz.com) –  failed to take some of the precautions necessary to avoid becoming one of the 40 percent of travelers every year who bring back an unwanted souvenir of a major illness from their trip.
“While on vacation it becomes entirely necessary to be more observant of the conditions that are in place that could harm you,” Laartz says.
Laartz offers tips on how to protect yourself on your next trip and to make sure the ride of a lifetime doesn’t turn into the worst ride of your life:
• Avoid local water in all forms. When you shower, don’t ingest the water and don’t be afraid to ask for a drink without ice. In lesser developed countries there is less infrastructure for clean water, effective sewage and public health. If you can’t avoid unsanitary water, make sure you have iodine tablets and bring along a tea or coffee-making device that will boil water for you. Furthermore, you should buy a case or two of water when you arrive at a destination and check that all bottle caps are sealed to assure the bottled water isn’t just a refilled bottle of dirty, parasite-infested tap water. 
• Protect your feet at all times. Use flip flops in the shower, and if you must be barefoot, put a towel down on the floor. Parasites can enter the skin of your feet and travel to different parts of the body. For the same reason that you should wear flip flops in the shower, you should never walk barefoot in any area of a foreign country, including your hotel room.
• Beware of fruits, vegetables and condiments. If a fruit such as apples or bananas – which can both be peeled – isn’t available, it’s best to avoid. Any fruit or vegetable served fresh may have been washed in the same water, or wiped with the same rag used to clean work surfaces in kitchens. The best advice is to bring your own peeler so that you know nothing unsanitary has been applied to the fruit. Food such as potato salad and coleslaw, which contain uncooked mayonnaise, should also be avoided. And beware of any condiment not served in a bottle.
• By-pass the roadside stands. The aroma coming from that roadside stand or little corner of an open-air market might smell great, but unless the food is piping hot when served, the best idea is to leave it alone. If you are concerned about the sanitation of a restaurant, order the food to go. Styrofoam boxes may be cleaner than the plate or fork on the table. 
“How you protect yourself will determine whether your trip goes off without a hiccup,” Laartz says, “or whether you become another vacation casualty.”
About Dr. Brent W. Laartz
Dr. Brent W. Laartz (www.drlaartz.com), author of How to Avoid Contagious Diseases, is a board certified infectious diseases specialist in Safety Harbor, Fla., with years of experience in infection control at hospitals, nursing facilities, rehab facilities and outpatient clinics. He graduated with his BA and MS degrees from Northwestern University and his MD degree from the University of Iowa. He finished his training in Tampa, Fla., where he completed a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in infectious diseases and tropical medicine at the University of South Florida



**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.**

LegoLand Discovery Center Fun For Kids!

With over 2 million LEGO bricks under one roof, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is a LEGO lover's dream! Come share our world of color, creativity and family entertainment. Bring your mateys and race your own pirate ship on our aquatic table at NEW Pirate Adventure Island! Come ride Merlin's Apprentice and Kingdom Quest! Don't forget to check out local Atlanta landmarks in our MINILAND and learn new building tricks in our Model Builder Academy. Don't forget to check out one of our five 4D movies, including NEW The LEGO Movie 4D: A New Adventure! It's the ultimate place for LEGO fans young and old!

This coupon entitles the bearer to $5 off one (1) walk-up full price admission ticket. Not valid with any other discounts, coupons or offers, and cannot be used with online or prebooked tickets. Only one coupon per transaction. Printed coupon must be surrendered upon purchase. No cash value. LEGO, LEGOLAND and The LEGO logo are trademarks of The LEGO Group, 2014 The LEGO Group. (Code:1040) http://atlantakidsguide.com/coupon.php?regionid=386&bid=11242&dealid=1312







**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.**
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