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Friday, June 23, 2017

Book Review: The Captain's Daughter

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About the book:

Warm-hearted Victorian romance brings 1880s London to life.

When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that is presenting the most popular show in London. A talented musician and singer, she feels immediately at home and soon becomes enthralled with the idea of pursuing a career on the stage.

A hand injury during a skirmish in India has forced Nate Moran out of the army until he recovers. Filling his time at a stable of horses for hire in London, he has also spent the past two months working nights as a stagehand, filling in for his injured brother. Although he's glad he can help his family through a tough time, he is counting the days until he can rejoin his regiment. London holds bitter memories for him that he is anxious to escape. But then he meets the beautiful woman who has found a new lease on life in the very place Nate can't wait to leave behind.

About the author:


Jennifer Delamere's debut Victorian romance, "An Heiress at Heart," was a 2013 RITA award finalist in the inspirational category. Her follow-up novel, "A Lady Most Lovely," received a starred review from "Publishers Weekly" and the Maggie Award for Excellence from Georgia Romance Writers. Jennifer earned a BA in English from McGill University in Montreal, where she became fluent in French and developed an abiding passion for winter sports. She's been an editor of nonfiction and educational materials for nearly two decades, and lives in North Carolina with her husband.

My Opinion

I am not usually a fan of Victorian England based novels but I am such a sucker for a good love story! I love the history included in this book and it was really interesting to learn about the theater!

It had some twists and turns throughout the book and I quickly fell in love with the storyline and characters!

If you like England-based novels, this one is for you!

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Noodles & Company Celebrates The Return Of Fan-Favorite Dish, Pasta Fresca!

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When I get the choice of what we eat at night, I am headed to Noodles & Company! They have the absolute best comfort foods and their noodle meal varieties are ALL delicious and fresh! I have NEVER picked a meal there that I didn't like! My whole family loves it there too, it is easy to order and pickup and it is affordable! Can you tell I am IN LOVE with Noodles & Company??!!! 😍

AND thanks to popular demand, Noodles & Company brought back its fan-favorite dish - Pasta Fresca this summer! After a four-year hiatus and thousands of requests from customers, Pasta Fresca returns to its original recipe roots, featuring flavorful balsamic, olive oil and roasted garlic over penne pasta, tossed with fresh tomato and spinach and finished with Parmesan cheese.

Noodles & Company broke the news of the dish’s pending return to fans via social media and in-restaurant teasers in the weeks leading up to its comeback.

“We listened to our guests, and as the saying goes, the customer is always right – you simply can’t mess with a good thing. And we don’t just have a good thing in the return of Pasta Fresca, we have a great thing,” said Jonathan Tress, vice president of marketing at Noodles & Company. “From its high-quality, great-tasting ingredients to its passionate following among our loyal guests, we’re excited to put Pasta Fresca back on our permanent menu.”

Noodles & Company offers guests familiar and global flavors from around the world. Each dish is carefully handmade to guests’ specifications, using only the freshest ingredients, including 14 fresh vegetables that are prepped throughout the day along with other high-quality ingredients including cage-free eggs; organic milk and tofu; and naturally raised pork, including bacon and meatballs.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great Personalized Gifts from @spreadshirt!

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One thing I love to do is personalize gifts for others and gift one-of-a-kind presents to others! Personalized gifts make such a special gift that they will only receive once! I love that feeling!

This Father's Day, Spreadshirt helped me create personalized shirts for my husband! And he LOVED THEM!

Spreadshirt offers people the opportunity to create their own unique personalized T-shirts, hoodies, bags, hats, mugs, blankets, baby clothes, aprons and more – they have it all!


 I had so much fun designing so many cute designs including a picture of my husband and the kids for Father's day! I loved the designs they have available, I love that I can add my own pictures and the sayings were great too!


I spent so much time on Spreadshirt's website and I even got to design myself a gift - a new Preschool Teacher tote bag. I love it and I use it to carry around my books and prep supplies from home to office!

  If you are looking for personalized gifts, head to Spreadshirt! You won't regret it!!

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You can purchase all Spreadshirt products from their website.


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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Scotties Facial Tissues by Royale Supports Cat & Kitten Adoptions in June!

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Back for their 4th year, Scotties Facial Tissues partnered with animal rescue organization up and down the east coast in an effort to get eligible cats and kittens into loving adoptive homes. Each organization - The Animal Protective Foundation (Albany, NY), Boston MSPCA (Boston, MA), and the Humane Society of Tampa Bay (Tampa, FL) all received $5,000 each to go towards the re-homing of cats. All cats and kittens adopted have been spayed, neutered, vaccinated, and screened for temperment.

From June 1st through the 7th during “Scotties Adoption Week” we are proud to say that in 2017 alone over 400 cats and kittens have gone into loving forever homes.




Initiated by Scotties in 2014, this ongoing effort to increase the number cats and kittens going to good homes has been a key focus for the brand. All adoptable cats and kittens are spayed / neutered, microchipped, screened for temperament, and are up to date on all shots and vaccinations. In the past four years, Scotties has found homes for more than 700 cats and kittens.

“Here at Scotties, we are delighted to see this program in its fourth year,” said John Robertson, Scotties Marketing Director, “We take great pride in helping hundreds of cats find the loving forever homes they so desperately need.”


Scotties hopes to rally support for this cause and to rehome approximately 100 – 150 cats nationally in 2017. Caring owners looking to adopt can visit one of the participating rescue organizations for more information on shelter location, hours, and descriptions of adoptable cats.


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Healthy Summer Cooking with @CarringtonFarms!

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Summer is a time filled with vacations, travels, beach trips and staying cool! But don't forget to stay healthy with the help of Carrington Farms!

Carrington Farm's cold-pressed Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is a better-for-you oil!


Unrefined Organic Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is simply pressed and packaged so it retains its original nutrient content, flavor and color. I love that it is Certified organic and has no trans & hydrogenated fats!

This summer, try it as a delicious replacement for butter or fat; sauteed vegetables, roast sweet potatoes, add to smoothies or mix into cereal! We really use it for EVERTHING - popcorn, with our essential oils, and so much more!

Use for skin or as a hair moisturizer, even apply it to bee stings and bug bites to soothe and heal wounds!

And another favorite for the summer cooking is Carrington Farm's 12oz Organic Ghee which is Better for you than butter!
Ghee is an ancient food that contains significant levels of Vitamin A, D and E. Ghee is a clarified butter that contains Linoleic Acid to help balance cholesterol levels. It is known to reduce inflammation and increase energy.

We use it with our cooked vegetables, toast, waffles and pancakes and so much more! Try it on corn on the cob this summer as well - MMmmmmm!!!

Buy It:

You can purchase all Carrington Farms products online or at a local store near you.

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