Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FINDING OUR FOREVER blog tour and #giveaway

 The last book in the April harlequin blog tour is Finding Our Forever by, Brenda Novak. Spring has finally sprung - even though April showers bring May flowers I guess, because we've had a lot of rain. But please read below for more info on book and the author.





The search for her birth mother brought Cora Kelly to the New Horizons Boys Ranch. Getting a job there was easy enough, but confiding in Aiyana, the ranch's owner, that she's really her daughter? Cora's not sure she can do that, not unless she's confident the news will be welcomed. And once she gets to know Elijah Turner—Aiyana's adopted son and ranch manager—that decision becomes even more difficult.


Although Elijah can't deny his deep attraction to Cora, he's always struggled with trust. Anyone with his past would, and there's something about the ranch's newest employee that isn't exactly as it seems. But if the feelings she awakes in his guarded heart are any indication, she might be just what he's long been waiting for.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

GUARDIAN by Terri Reed Blog Tour & #Giveaway

Today's book continues the April Harlequin blog tour. It is Gaurdian by Terri Reed:





Please read on for a delicious recipe from the Author:

Bashert: book review and #giveaway

Hey guys. I just finished a really cool book. It is called Bashert, by Herb Freed.



Here is some info on book:

Bashert (Yiddish): a person’s ideal and predestined soulmate; destiny.

In the Jewish faith, there’s a belief that the universe hinges on predetermined people finding the one person who completes them, their bashert. In BASHERT (Bellrock Press; February 14, 2017) author, director, screenwriter and former Rabbi, Herb Freed, spins the intimate and heart-wrenching true tale of what it truly means to find your soulmate, your bashert.

Dan Sobol is a rabbi turned director, who’s known for his cinematic television commercials. He meets Marion Gladstone, a writer and film editor, at a screenwriter’s event in Los Angeles, and as soon as she hears Dan’s voice, she just knows. It’s bashert. Soon they become partners in business as well as life; he directs, she writes and edits, and life becomes an amazing adventure. Until Cancun, where Marion has an eerie premonition that could change everything.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Choosing The Sunscreen

Sitting outside to enjoy the warm sun is relaxing for most people. The sunshine that you enjoy can also damage the skin at some point if you don't use the proper sunscreen. If you're swimming or even working outside and sweating, you want to have a sunscreen that doesn't come off when there's a little water on the skin. A good coral friendly sunscreen is ideal to use as the SPF is often higher, and it is usually safe for all family members to use.


                                                     

The first thing that you want to look at when buying sunscreen is the SPF. This is the number that lets you know how long you should be able to safely stay in the sun before the product begins to not work. Most sunscreens have an SPF of about 50. This means that you can usually stay in the sun for about an hour before reapplying the product. An SPF of 30 to 50 is usually sufficient. Make sure the sunscreen offers UVA and UVB protection.

There are two kinds of sunscreen that you will see on store shelves. One is a lotion and is usually the most common. Lotions can better be applied to the skin as you can easily see where you're rubbing the product, getting it into the skin in even amounts. Spray-on sunscreens are good for those who don't plan on staying outside for long periods of time or those who are looking to stay outside for tanning. Keep in mind that spraying a sunscreen sometimes means that you aren't able to get the product evenly on the skin as the droplets are scattered.

Look at the label to see if the sunscreen is for daily uses or for those who are more active. Sunscreens for daily uses usually only provide protection for a short time. Products for those who are active are usually water resistant and last for longer periods since you'll be outside longer. You also want to find a sunscreen that has a higher protection if it's being used on children. Their skin is fragile and burns easily, so children need a higher SPF than adults.  

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Things to Consider Before Taking a Vacation

Has it been awhile since you got away from your job and had some time to yourself? If this is the case, you are in serious need of a vacation. However, this is not something you should jump into without thinking it through completely. You want your vacation to go as smoothly as possible. Therefore, some planning will be required on your part. Here are some essential things you need to consider before you depart for your destination.

1. When is the most inexpensive time of the year to go there?

All places have a peak period of the year when tourism is the highest. This is usually during the summer months when the weather is the nicest. As you might imagine, hotels and resorts jack up their prices considerably during this time so they can cash in on the demand. You might be on a budget. Therefore, you will want to save as much money as possible on your trip. You should scour the Internet looking for the best deals on the places you want to visit during your vacation. There are many websites that specialize in helping people find travel deals that can save them a lot of money. You should find out what time of the year is the cheapest to travel to your destination and book your trip for that time.

2. What sort of amenities do you require at your destination?

There are most likely several amenities that you would prefer to have at your destination to make your trip more enjoyable. For example, you might be in search of a log cabin with hot tub. You will need to make a list of the amenities you want. This will make it much easier for you to search for them online when you are trying to book your travel reservations.

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3. Can you bundle your hotel, plane tickets and rental car together?

One of the most popular ways that people use to save money while on vacation is called bundling. This involved booking at least two services from the same website. Doing this will drastically reduce the price of each service that is included in the bundle. Therefore, you should bundle your hotel and plane tickets together. You will see that the savings will be quite substantial. You can add your rental car to the bundle if you will need one.



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

ONCE A MORETTI WIFE; blog tour & #giveaway

Spring is here! time to enjoy the flowers and these great reads! Today's book on the April Harlequin tour is Once a Moretti Wife, by Michelle Smart. You can purchase this book on Amazon.com too


Below is a Q&A from the author, and enter below to win a copy of this book:

  1. How do choose your characters’ names?
With great difficulty! Sometimes I’ll hear a name and immediately store it away for future reference, other times I’m quite liable to spend hours searching for the perfect name to match the character I have in mind.
  1. What is your favorite part about writing Contemporary Romance books?
Writing all the heady emotions that come with them. They can be as much of a roller-coaster to write as they are to read.
  1. Do you have any traditions you enjoy during early Spring?
Nope!
  1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Probably when I realised I would never get paid for being a reader! I’ve always been a bookworm and always loved both reading and creating my own worlds.
  1. How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends on the book. Some are harder to write than others. Some might only take me a month, others much longer.
  1. What kind of research did you have to do to prepare you to write this book?
For Once a Moretti Wife, the biggest bulk of my research went on amnesia and its different variants and causes. I know I write high-fantasy romance but I always want it to be rooted in reality.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

What is a Good Alternative to Coffee

According to the CDC 30% of Americans have high blood pressure. Another statistic is 54% of Americans over 18 drink coffee according to www.statisticbrain.com . This is somewhat alarming considering that coffee can increase your blood pressure. Coffee has made it’s way into the typical American’s diet. I am sure many people you know would say that they would not start their morning without it. Coffee can be used safely for some and even have health benefits. There are antioxidants and a small amount of nutrients in coffee. The caffeine in coffee can also be effective in burning fat. There is also some research that points toward that it may lower risk for Alzheimer's, Dementia, and Parkinson's. Even though there are benefits, there are risks as well. Besides increasing blood pressure, coffee can have an addictive nature and cause osteoporosis at high levels due to calcium and magnesium loss. Fortunately there is a safer, and healthier alternative for those at risk.


Ziziphora is a herb in the Lamiaceae family. There are several species some of which are annuals and some are perennials. This herb can be found growing in the Mediterranean basin to Iran. This area would include Palestine/Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus Iran, Sinai, Balkans, Caucasus, northern Iran, and southern Russia. Ziziphora has earned itself the nicknames, “Blue Mint Bush,” and “Medicinal jewel.” This herb has been studied for several years for it’s medicinal properties. The Uighur people used it for treating hypertension. The Siberian Altay Nomads would come home after a hard day of hunting to drink a cup of Ziziphora tea. There are several known medicinal properties to Ziziphora. Some of these include: anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-vomiting, anti-tumor, stimulant, lowers blood pressure, anti-diarrheal, anti-gas, appetitive, helps insomnia, helps edema, antioxidant, blood purification anti-spasmodic, food stabilizer, food flavorer, anti-fever, anti-fungal, and antibacterial.


Ziziphora has been shown to be twice as effective against Ca. Albicans as Nystatin. Some of the bacteria they have found Ziziphora to be effective against include: gram - bacteria E. Aerogenes, K. Pneumoniae, S. Enleriticlis, Salmonella, and S.Typhimurium, Z. Clinopodioides. Some of the latest research is showing promise to it effectively treating gastric cancers. This has been suggested in a study published in Food and Agricultural Immunology. The trial was put on by researchers from Shahed University in Iran.


Another study investigated the ability of Ziziphora to lower cholesterol factors. This study was call, Studying the Effect of the Ziziphora tenuior L. Plant on Some Biochemical Factors of Serum in Rats. This study was done in 2014 at Islamic Azad University of Shahrekord Branch. This study looked at the chemical factors (HDL, LDL, ALT, AST, Triglycerides, Cholesterol, and Total Protein) of rats’ serum were measured.


There were 2 groups that Ziziphora tenuior L. plant essence was used in different dosages. The 3rd group was the control group. The plant essence was made by drying the leaves of the plant at 25-35 degrees celsius for 3 hours. They were then crushed and extracted. The rats received the plant essence for 21 days. At the end of the period, the amount of Cholesterol, ALT, and Triglyceride factors were significantly reduced in the two groups that received the plant essence. The group that got a higher dosage had an even larger reduction. This shows some positive evidence on Ziziphora’s ability to lower Cholesterol factors.


With all the evidence of the numerous health benefits that Ziziphora herb can bring into your life, I feel it would be worth considering taking advantage of this. One of the easiest ways to reap the herb’s benefits is by drinking tea of Ziziphora. Trading your morning cup of Joe for this tea may be the best decision you could make. This is especially true if you suffer from any heart conditions such as high blood pressure. One example of Ziziphora tea can
be found at Siberian Health . Happy drinking!

Monday, March 20, 2017

ABDUCTION by Cynthia Eden Book Tour & #giveaway

The last book for this month's blog tour is Abduction, by Cynthia Eden. Today is the first day of Spring so this will be a great book to read this March!




Here is a delicious recipe from the author.
Bon Appétit and a Book:

Monday, March 13, 2017

A Baby for the Deputy: book #giveaway

Hey all here is the next book in the March Harlequin tour. Spring has taken a retreat around here though, hopefully it will be back soon...



In the meantime here is a Q&A with the author of  A Baby for the Deputy, Cathy McDavid:

  1. How did you come up with the relationship between Aaron Travers and Melody Hartman?
There seems to be a trend these days for young couples to “hang out together” rather than date --- at least, that’s what I hear and what my daughter tells me. I gave Aaron and Mel difficult romantic pasts, which made the idea of a no-strings-attached relationship appealing to them, then complicated things with an unexpected pregnancy because, well, life is complicated.
  1. What is your favorite part about writing Western Romance books?
I truly am a lover of all things western. I owned horses most of my life, grew up watching Bonanza and Big Valley reruns, and lived the western lifestyle for many, many years. For me, there is no sexier, more appealing romance book hero than a rugged, good looking cowboy.
  1. Do you have any traditions you enjoy during early Spring?
You mean besides the mandatory spring cleaning and yard work? Absolutely! I always attend the Glendale Chocolate Affair in February and Tucson Festival of Books in March where local romance writers host two to three days of mega booksignings. I love connecting with readers, both new and those that drop by every year for my latest release. Plus, I’m surrounded by books and authors.
  1. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Like a lot of authors, I started writing at a young age. For me, it was in high school (I actually won a contest for a children’s book I wrote and illustrated). I didn’t seriously, however, until twenty years later. And it wasn’t until I finished that first book that I realized I’d found my passion. Two years ago, I quite the corporate world altogether to write full-time. It’s been a dream come true.

Friday, March 10, 2017

If I Could Climb Trees: Book Release


There is a really cool book release I want to tell you guys about. The book is called If I Could Climb Trees, by Jeff Minich. And illustrated by Renan Garcia. This is the fifth volume in the Nuggies series. The book is set to release on March 28, 2017.

You can pre-order now on the  If I Could Climb Trees - Amazon Product Page  There will also be a free Amazon Kindle download offer from 3/30/17 to 4/2/17.  A brief summary of the book:

The book sees the return of a little dog named Coco, since this is the Volume V of the series. The little dog dreams of big things. And dreams of all the creatures she could meet and see if she could climb trees. She imagines she can climb to the top of a very large tree and once there meets animals, such as a squirrel, ladybug, ant and even a caterpillar! She discovers that all the other creatures she encounters have their own little dreams too!


If I Could Climb Trees, is filled with wonderful, vivid & colorful illustrations. It would be a great bedtime story book for children. And encourages kids to explore their own imaginations in a whimsical way. And allows children to dream big dreams of their own. Also allowing them to see the world through the eyes of others.

Here is a quote from the author Jeff Minich: "I'm so pleased to share this latest Nuggies story. It takes children on a fantastic journey while also encouraging them to consider the world through many different points of view. Building empathy and understanding for others is a key theme of the Nuggies book series, and one that is woven throughout this latest book."

If you would like more info on this book and others in this series then please visit the

Nuggies Website and the Nuggies Facebook Page



Thursday, March 9, 2017

Getting Rid of Damaged and Rotted Vegetation from Your Property

Trees add beauty and value to the outside of your home.  However, as sturdy as they are now, at some point in the future they may succumb to disease, weather damage, or rot. 

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When the trees on your property are no longer aesthetically practical or even present a danger to your home and family, you may want to have them cut down and hauled off as soon as possible.  Rather than carry out this work on your own, you can hire a service for cutting, 
emergency tree removal, and hauling so that you can focus on restoring 
the appearance of your landscape.



Weather-Related Tree Damages

The weather can wreak havoc on the beautiful trees in your yard.  Ice, hail, wind, and intense heat can knock down branches, cause the bark to peel and crack, or even topple entire trees in a matter of hours.  


When your trees have fallen victim to the weather, your practical solution would be to have them cut down and removed so that new trees can be planted.  Cutting trees and removing branches can be dangerous work especially if you lack the strength or the proper tools.  You can spare yourself the time, effort, and expense by allowing professional removal services to carry out this work for you.



Tree Diseases


Trees are like any other living organism in their susceptibility to diseases.  When your trees have become infected with a disease, you must remove them to protect other trees on your property.  


It is important, however, that you avoid coming into contact with bacteria and viruses that you could spread to other vegetation on your property.  A professional service can dispatch workers who have the proper tools and resources to cut down and haul off infected trees safely and quickly.



Prompt Service


You never know when disaster may strike the trees on your property.  When you wake up to find that a middle of the night storm has toppled your trees, you can call this service and get fast assistance with removal.  


The company is available to respond to emergency calls and calls that come in on the weekend and holidays.  You can find out more about its availability by going online today.



Your property's trees cannot last forever.  You can have damaged, rotting, diseased, and dead trees removed by calling professional tree removal services today.

Monday, March 6, 2017

REUNITED WITH THE RANCHER: March Harlequin Blog Tour and #giveaway

Spring is just around the corner so it is time for the March Harlequin blog tour. The first book is Reunited With The Rancher, by Sara Orwig.


Will secrets tear this rancher's marriage apart—or lead to a reunion?


For estranged husband and wife Tom and Emily Knox, a heartbreaking loss in their past is keeping them apart in the present. They still share a ranch, but not a bed. And when the blackmailer terrorizing Royal, Texas, accuses Tom of keeping a secret family behind Emily's back, they're thrown into an even deeper tailspin. But could their darkest misunderstanding contain the seeds of a second chance, as Tom and Emily come together to dispel false accusations and face their past?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IN THIS LIFE: book review & #giveaway

Hi everyone, I just finished a really good book called In This Life, by Christine Brae.



Here is short description of book:

Wanting to escape her life in New York City before starting medical school in the fall, Anna Dillon convinces her best friend Dante to travel with her to Thailand on a medical mission. While volunteering in a coastal village recently ravaged by a tsunami, Anna meets Jude Grayson. They share an instant attraction that leads to a brief, passionate affair. When she has to rush home for a family emergency, he promises to stay in touch.

But Jude never calls, and Anna tries desperately to forget him.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Toastees from Almondina #giveaway

Hey guys, I don't know if you remember or not, but a few years ago I did a review/giveaway for the Company Almondina, you can read that review here if you like. 

And recently I was contacted to do a new review on their new product called Toastees. Pictured below are the Toastees I got:



Coconut Orange Almond
Sesame Almond 
Cranberry Almond

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

HER SWEETEST FORTUNE : Blog Tour & #giveaway

The last book in this month's Valentine Harlequin tour is Her Sweetest Fortune, by Stella Bagwell.






Please read info about book, Purchase at Amazon, and enter giveaway below:


Sophie Fortune Robinson is on a mission. The word around the office watercooler is that the boss's youngest daughter is intent on landing Mr. Right by Valentine's Day—and that she has her eyes, and heart, set on a certain hunk in Marketing.

But when she enlists her longtime pal and coworker Mason Montgomery to teach her how to get a man to notice her, little does she know she's already captured his attention!

Now Mason's in a real bind! He has just a few short weeks to fight his way out of the "friend zone." On his agenda: convincing sweet Sophie that he is the real man of her dreams! Will Fortune smile on true love's venture?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Casters for Every Occasion: 4 Shopping Tips

Casters are used in everything from industrial warehouses to everyday homes and gardens. But what if you're not sure what to look for in your own casters? What should you be thinking about as you browse different brands, styles and prices? Before you swipe your credit card, make sure that you've checked everything off this list.

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1. Size

Casters come in a dizzying array of sizes, so it's important to buy the right one for your needs. In addition to things like height, length, width and wheel diameter, you might also want to pay attention to weight capacity. Wheels designed for desks and chairs might not be able to support half-ton shipping carts, and you don't want to find that out after you've already loaded the carts with sensitive goods.


2. Mobility

Some casters come with 360-degree "swivel technology" that allows them to move in every direction at your command. Others are more rigid, only moving backwards and forwards in a straight line to prevent accidents and control acceleration. Which kind of caster is best for you? Everyone has different needs and preferences, so what works for your neighbor might not work for you, and that's okay. Don't let a salesperson try to convince you otherwise.


3. Special Features

Gone are the days when casters were simple round instruments. Modern casters come with everything from waterproof finishes to double-ball raceways for extra strength and support, so if you have a little extra cash to splurge on special features, shop around and compare products to see what extras they're offering. Those auto-locking brakes might be just what you need for fewer incidents at the factory. That rust-resistant coating might appeal to you as someone who hates maintenance.


4. Price

Last but certainly not least, how much can you afford to spend on your casters? Keep in mind that different websites might have different pricing schemes, so Brand A might charge you for individual wheels while Brand B only sells them in pairs or packages. You might also have to order special tools or pins to install your casters depending on the size, type and brand that you purchase.


Whether you're looking for industrial casters or just something to stick on your patio chairs for a fun block party, these tips can help you find the right wheels for every occasion. Good luck!

Monday, February 13, 2017

SEND SPECIAL FLOWERS & GIFTS WITH BLOOMTHAT!


Looking for the perfect way to share the love with your spouse, best gals or co-workers? BloomThat offers flower arrangements that arrive exactly as pictured online. No surprises! Send stunning flower arrangements, a scented candle or spa boxes complete with everything you need to refresh and recharge. Enjoy next day delivery, ensuring a thoughtful surprise that’s right on time.

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day, Galentine’s Day or just another normal Monday, BloomThat has the best options. See for yourself here!

Below are the must-haves for your loved ones.

The Clementine

This trendy bouquet of pastel roses and blooming tulips comes in a glass vase and is the sweetest gift for your best friend or loved one. Add a candle to complete the package.

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Rejuvenate Crate

Send rest and relaxation to someone with the Rejuvenate Crate. Includes bath salts, body oil, a hydrating face mist, chocolate and everything else you need to bring the spa to your front door.

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Tu Hot Tu Handle

As if the adorable name wasn’t reason enough to order this tulip bouquet, it comes in a special grey and white pitcher. The enamelware vase is the perfect way to send a gift now that will be a keepsake for the lucky recipient.



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Love Is In The Air

The Love Is In The Air package is the perfect option for a mid-week surprise. Send a low-maintenance air plant and caramels to your favorite person’s office for a sweet pick me up or thank you. Since the plant doesn’t require soil to grow, it can be kept as a desk accessory for months to come.



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Thursday, February 9, 2017

COURTING THE COWBOY by Carolyne Aarsen #giveaway

Today's book for the Valentines' Blog tour is Courting The Cowboy. Purchase on Amazon and enter to win copy below!





Monday, February 6, 2017

THE LAST DI SIONE CLAIMS HIS PRIZE: book #giveaway & blog tour

Hey guys a new blog tour this month the Valentines Harlequin tour. Today's book is The Last Di Sione Claims his prize, by  Maisey Yates.



below is a Q&A with the author:


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shop Pet Essentials at Only Natural Pet!


Whether you’re in search of a cure for doggy allergies or some new cat toys, Only Natural Pet has anything you could need to keep your pet happy, healthy and entertained.

Start shopping our favorites here.

Wholesome Homemade Dehydrated Dog Food

Serve your pet a balanced, nutritious meal with Only Natural Pet’s new line of Wholesome Homemade Dehydrated Dog Food. Choose from the poultry, red meat or fish and fowl recipes, or grab a few of each to give your pup options. Each blend is biologically appropriate for your dog and is made with high quality meat and dehydrated fruits and vegetables like sweet potatoes, carrots, cranberries and spinach.

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Organic Grooming Shampoo & Conditioner

The organic grooming shampoo & conditioner are non-toxic and feature herbal extracts like lavender, chamomile, calendula, and more. The added pink grapefruit oil will leave your pet with soft, shiny fur. Products are lightly scented and exclude harmful ingredients like sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) and paraben.

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West Paw Design Recycled Fill Bumper Beds

These adorable bumper beds are made from 100% recycled plastic soda bottles that have been crushed and grinded down. The unique design ensures comfort and durability. The bed won’t flatten or bunch from extreme use. Choose from several color/size combos to find one that works best for your animal.

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Ultimate Daily Canine Vitamins

Keep your pet happy AND healthy with these vitamin supplements. Made specifically for dogs, these vitamins offer essential nutrients that boost and support your dog’s digestive health, immune system, muscle and nerve functions and bones, teeth and joints. They’re available in soft chews, powder or chewable tablets for easy administering.

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

How to Design an Interior for the Bold and the Beautiful

If you currently live on the coast or would like to makeover your home into an outrageous and daring retreat, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t do it! Start designing by thinking outside the box and stop being so traditional – there’s plenty of fun colors and bouncy patterns to experiment with. So roll out the red carpet with modern table lamps, floral pillows, and bright wall coloring and develop a Hollywood home that will shake up your space.
One element that'll tie it all together
First, come up with the main color that will tie the room together. If you love white, then incorporate white through a two seater sofa, ottomans, and side tables. White will break up the bold colors that will come from a striped wall that has an array of colors such as red, green, and black. Keep in mind though that white is hard to stay clean, so you may want to incorporate sofa covers that are washable and two-tone ottomans so that you won’t have to worry about cleaning.
Beautiful and durable flooring
When you live at the beach sometimes having wood or porcelain wood-textured tiles is the way to go. The idea is to opt for flooring that can sustain the wear and tear from daily trips to the beach and still look beautiful. Of course, a lot of the durability also depends on you – take care of your floors and invest in quality flooring that won’t wear down easily. Finding a reliable company such as JC Floors Plus will help you have the flooring of your dreams and that will seamlessly blend in with your beach home’s décor and elements.
Modern table lamps
Geometric table lamps with square bases will add a modern appeal to your living room space. Place them on top of your side tables by your white sofas and enjoy a modern display of appealing décor pieces. Continue to decorate your home with extra modern and daring pieces. This will develop an arrangement that will calm your showy wallpaper that will pop out in the background.
Floral pillows for a playful interior
To finish off a fun and fabulous interior, add floral pillows to your living room space. Place them on your white sofas and they will break your rule of traditional and classic decorating. When you walk into the interior, you’ll definitely love your bold and beautiful wall, but the floral pillows will also create a bold focal point. Enjoy your new space and don’t be afraid to color outside the lines to create a bold and intrepid space.
Modern elements for a peaceful retreat
You can still have a modern home at the beach, it just depends on how you decorate. Many modern beach owners opt for a modern home with eye-catching art that doesn’t necessarily focus on the beach, but draws you in. Post-modern artwork from nearby galleries may be just what you need in your living room, whereas in your entry way you may want to consider a wooden bench that guests can sit down on and take off their shoes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Making a Chic Living Room That’s Fully Functional

During the spring and summertime it’s nice to head outdoors and get plenty of fresh air, but sometimes it’s just overwhelmingly hot! When it’s too hot outside, it’s definitely time to come indoors and cool off. Part of feeling comfortable and cool in a home is having a family friendly living room.
From creating enough space to having a versatile activity area for every family member, it’s sometimes challenging fitting everything into a single living room. Whether you’re getting ready to put your house on the market or create more space for the family, there’s a way to do just that. And, even after the improvements are made and the house isn’t getting sold as quickly as you’d like, I was able to sell my house fast in Dallas and you should hopefully be able to do the same.
In the mean time ere are some tips to making a living room livable and accessible so that the living room in your soon to be sold home will be fully functional. Everyone will be thrilled to come inside to a chic and cool living room when it’s too warm outside.
Different seating areas
If a family has children who like to have fun away from the grown ups, why not set up different seating areas? There can be a main seating area for the adults that include a stylish sofa and coffee table, and there can also be another seating area for the younger kids, such as some chairs and a table in the corner where the kids can play games or have fun on their cell phones. There is a way to make an interior versatile so that everyone will have space and enjoy a trendy living room simultaneously.
Easy storage room
If you are concerned about making a living room too cluttered, it’s time to invest in practical storage that will essentially hide elements that usually get left out, such as blankets, remote controls, and other supplies. This will also tidy up the space for potential buyers. Find storage footstools that have the perfect amount of space for all living room accessories and create a clean looking space that isn’t cluttered looking. Now there will be more space for important things like furniture, a small desk area, and a personal seating area for the kids.
Incorporate a small desk area
If the living room is large enough or there is another room that’s near it, include a desk area in that space. For smaller children, it’s a good idea to have a small office area in a living room so you can keep your eyes on them. But for larger children that don’t need supervision having a small office space nearby the living room will work too. The idea is to keep kids entertained while still being able to enjoy their presence. Creating a versatile living room that’s still organized and trendy, thus creating the ideal space.
Having different stations that allow different family members to cool down and socialize simultaneously will be the perfect solution to catching up with friends and family during those hot summer days. So come into an organized space and cool down! Potential home buyers will love that there’s an area for everyone to relax or socialize.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

MONTANA COWBOY FAMILY blog tour with #giveaway

hey guys the 3rd book in the Historical blog tour for January is Montana Cowboy Family, by Linda Ford.


After discovering one of her young students and his sisters have been abandoned, schoolteacher Sadie Young whisks them away to the safest place she knows—her own home. And when handsome cowboy Logan Marshal vows to assist her in caring for the children, she isn't sure she wants his help…but she needs it. If she lets Logan get too close, though, he may discover the secret she's convinced will be her ruin.


Logan Marshall isn't looking for a family. But with the parentless children and their unflappable teacher tugging at his heart, it appears he has one—at least temporarily. The kids would like nothing better than to have a real mother and father, and with Logan slowly falling for Sadie, their deepest wishes just might come true…