Monday, February 16, 2015

Let Me Show You How I Love You by Jim Cullum & a Giveaway!

Jim Cullum’s “Let Me Show You How I Love You” provides solid advice, doable tips and more- resource listings of over 100 web sites. If you are a man who wants to improve the relationship with the woman in your life, this is the book for you!

You will gain insights into what women want. Learn how to ignite a spark that builds into a romantic blaze, and put the excitement back in your relationship.

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"I believe this is a very important book that has been long in coming. My recommendation is that you read this book carefully and follow the suggestions. The payoff will be enormous." - Walter E. Brackelmanns, M.D. Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Private practice in individual and couples therapy in Sherman Oaks, CA

"This wonderful new book is chock full of expert insights and practical ideas that empower men to build better and more joyous love relationships!" -Rev. Kanta Bosniak, author of Abundance Triggers, Awakened Love, and Twin Flames

"I like author's wisdom, stories and examples from his own life, and resource links, as well as the artist's illustrations. Highly recommended." - review from Amazon

My Review
Never before have I read a book quite like this! I loved that this book was actually meant to be read by women first, then given to their significant other or spouse with all of the proper notes made. 
I do have to admit though, that some of the authors ideas I had never even thought of, but after reading I couldn't wait to add then to my "must do" list. (Like kayaking!) But key elements were definitely brought to light. Some of these can be somewhat touchy subjects when being discussed between two people (like why I don't like it when my husband buys me clothing), but somehow reading it in a book would get the thought across without creating tension. rather an understanding of sorts.

I'm not certain if my husband has read this book yet or not, but rest assured that I did & made all the proper notes before giving it to him. And I may or may not have taken a highlighter to anything mentioning kayaking.

About the Author
Jim Cullum is a consultant-in-hypnosis, instructor of stress management and relaxation training and personal coach with over 40 years of experience helping people discover their unlimited potential. He gives lectures and workshops around the country. He produced and hosted the live, weekly radio program, "Body, Mind & Spirit Connection," where he interviewed guests on health, healing and wellness.

Jim has always been involved in working with or helping others. He was a volunteer firefighter for over twenty years. He has been an instructor in the cardiac rehab program of a major teaching hospital for twenty years. He is on the board of directors of Irving House, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) corporation that fosters animals with special needs.

Jim enjoys several hobbies such as kayaking, fencing, hot air balloons and working with stained glass. When he wants to get away, he likes to relax on a cruise ship and explore all the sights along the way. He also enjoys finding new ways to surprise the people in his life that he cares about.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Murder in Paradise & a Giveaway!

Welcome to the Florida Keys! Get ready to go on vacation and lose yourself in this action packed read.

Overlooking the waters of the Biscayne Bay sits a mansion where all hell has broken loose.

Madison Westin has found herself and her bombshell best friend, Fabiana Merceau, caught up in deep trouble—yet again. This time, Fab is implicated as the only suspect in a high-profile double homicide on a beautiful private island. The girls have to act quickly and quietly, searching for a way to set the record straight and secure Fab’s freedom. Along the way, Madison must choose between two men, evade an ever-watchful mother, and dodge shady criminals as they try to solve a Murder in Paradise.

Murder in Paradise, is the fourth novel in Deborah Brown's Paradise series, can be read as a stand alone book.

My Review

Madison Westin is at it again! But of course, so is her best friend Fab. I really loved how we got to learn more about her & her sordid past. Of course it had to be because of a couple of murders, but that's to be expected now whenever Madison is involved. 

Throughout the murder investigation though, I was more enthralled by the good cop, bad cop acts of both Zach & Creole. They both seemed to have their moments that made you want to root for them & I have to admit that I was Team Zach from the beginning. But after an ending like that, Team Creole all the way! 

 Oh & that murder that Fab found herself smack dab in the middle of... Yep, I didn't see that one coming at all! Which of course made me go back & read the entire thing again to see if I just missed it completely, or if it was just written that good. It was just written that good!

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""The series is addictive, hot, fun, can't-put-em-down reads." 

"Great as stand-alone reads, but they're like won't be able to devour just one!" 

 "Reminds me of Sin City: everyone leads a double life, women pack handguns, all have secrets, and nothing is wholesome."

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About the Author
I've been writing, in one way or another for as long as I can remember; writing poetry, short stories, a romance novel secretly stashed under the bed and sappy love letters. Fiction should be fun. I wanted to create the perfect beach book, to make the reader laugh, cry and cheer... and then run out and tell their friends about it.

My love of reading began when I was seven, the day I opened the cover of my first Mrs. Piggle Wiggle book. Mrs. P gave lessons to other children in how to behave and to me I learned to love the written word. I live with my family and demon children aka rescue cats in South Florida.

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Fun Friday: DIY T-shirt Infinity Scarf

The other day I grabbed a t-shirt out of my closet & noticed it had a hole in each armpit & on one of the sleeves. I was about to cut it up in pieces so my hubs could use the material for rags in the garage, when I suddenly thought about infinity scarves. Yep, right then was when I decided to save my old t-shirt from becoming just another garage rag & decided to give it a new life as an infinity scarf. And it only took my about 30 seconds to make it happen! 

Simply take an old t-shirt, cut below the armpits and above the bottom seam, then stretch it out as much as you can. You may get a better stretch if you treat it like a resistance band & step on it while pulling it up as far as you can with your hands. Either way, it's that simple!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Gorton's & SparkPeople presents: #RealisticResolution & a Giveaway!

**Disclaimer: I have received products to try from Gorton's & am simply sharing my personal opinion which may vary from yours. I was not compensated for this review.

Gorton's Seafood is always a fave to pick up when we're out grocery shopping. Especially the Simply Bake & Grilled varieties, particularly the salmon & tilapia. Not only are they both so incredibly simple to prepare, but they taste great! 

The Roasted Garlic & Butter Simply Bake Salmon is by far my favorite! I love the convenience of simply placing the single serve oven bags in a pan, and tossing them in the oven. That's absolutely it! No need to mess with seasonings or remembering to flip the fish. 

Add a side of sweet potatoes & some roasted asparagus & dinner is complete! (With minimal effort I might add.)

And as if I couldn't love Gorton's any more, they have teamed up with SparkPeople to bring you the Realistic Resolution Challenge! Head on over to SparkPeople & sign up to receive daily tips & easy ways to stick to those resolutions for good! You even earn 5 sparkpoints for each daily challenge you complete! 

And don't forget to enter the Gorton's Eat Smarter Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $5,000 cash Grand Prize! 

One lucky winner will receive a Prize Pack from Gorton's, to help them get started on their #RealisticResolution! 

• 2 full-value product coupons
• an insulated tote
• the SparkPeople cookbook
• the Spark book
• the SparkPeople Boot Camp DVD

The giveaway will conclude on at 12:00 a.m. est on Tuesday 1/20/15. Winners will be announced via rafflecopter & in a separate blog post which will be published no later than 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday 1/20/15. Winners will also be notified via email & announced on the Smith and Blessings facebook page. Winners will have 24 hours to submit information for distribution of product. If 24 hours has lapsed, a new winner will be picked & then will also have 24 hours to submit their information. Smith and Blessings is not responsible for product shipment.
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Monday, January 12, 2015

Messy Monday: Homemade Dish Soap

It seems like I am forever running out of dish soap. Even when I stock up, I swear it disappears in an instant. So of course I had to figure out how to make my own. 

*Note: This isn't the creamy kind of dish soap that I'm accustomed to buying, but it gets the job done. 


• 1/3C. grated castile soap
• 1½C. boiling water
• 3Tbsp. Borax
• 10-20 drops tea tree oil (or other essential oil)


• Stir all ingredients together in a large bowl to combine. 
• Carefully pour into an old dish soap container, soap dispenser or glass jar.