Idaho Power Energy Savings Kit

Monday, February 20, 2017

If you are an Idaho Resident with an active Idaho Power account, you can get a FREE energy savings kit from Idaho Power.

The kit includes:
  • 9 LED bulbs
  • LED night light
  • High-efficiency showerhead*
  • Faucet aerators (kitchen and bath)*
  • Digital thermometer (to check refrigerator, freezer and water temperatures)
  • Shower timer
  • Water flow-rate test bag (to measure water flow)
  • 1 roll of teflon tape
  • 1 instruction booklet
  • 1 quick-start guide
  • 1 survey
* Sent only to those with electric water heaters

Idaho Power is providing these kits as a way to help its customers save money.

These are really great kits. When we got our kit, we immediately switched out our light bulbs for the LED ones and my son loves the LED night light. If you're an Idaho Power account user, I suggest signing-up to get a kit!

To sign-up to get your kit and to get more information, click here.

Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, February 17, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for ONE (1) FREE Chobani Greek Yogurt "Flip"® Product, any variety (5.3 oz) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

Willowkeep Review

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

In Julie Daines' book, Willowkeep (A Regency Romance),Charlotte Darby struggles to take care of her sister and her self in a rough seaport town called Hull. Charlotte's life changes when a solicitor arrives to tell her that she has inherited a vast estate from her late Uncle, Willowkeep. Willowkeep is a different world and Charlotte relies heavily on the estate's steward, Henry Moreland. Moreland is captivated by Charlotte, but he knows that his status and lack of wealth stands in his way. Charlotte faces some tough decisions and wonders how she can manage it all.

I was on the library waitlist for this book a long time and was excited when I finally was able to read it. Willowkeep started off slow, but then Daines hammered her characters with problems. It almost seemed like too much at once, but life is sometimes like that. I enjoyed some of the minor characters as much as the major characters. Willowkeep has kidnappings, adventure, mystery, intrigue, romance and even the ghost of Ann Boleyn. It's a fun and enjoyable read. To learn more, click here.

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Valentine's Day Books for Kids

Monday, February 13, 2017

I love reading seasonal and holiday books to my kids. It gets our family excited about the upcoming holiday. Here are some of our favorite books for Valentine's Day:

   
Both of my kids love Curious George. They enjoying learning about his adventures and mishaps. Happy Valentine's Day, Curious George! shares how Curious George celebrates Valentine's Day with friends. My little ones enjoyed lifting the flaps and looking at the illustrations. We've been reading this book a few times a day! To learn more, click here.




In Mary Engelbreit's Queen of Hearts, Ann Estelle is trying to make the best valentine box ever, but she is forgetting something. What is it? This is such a cute story on how to show love and kindness to friends. To learn more, click here.


Here Comes Valentine Cat is a cute story about a cat who thinks Valentine's Day is too mushy. The narrator suggests that the cat make a valentine for his neighbor, the dog. Cat thinks the dog is too noisy and can't understand why he keeps throwing bones over the fence. Cat decides to take a stand, but then dog sends a Valentine's Day card over the fence. What will Cat do? This story was a very cute Valentine story with clever illustrations. It's a Valentine's Day must read. Click here for more details.

What are some of your favorite Valentine's Day books?

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Kroger Friday Freebie

Friday, February 10, 2017

Today only you can download a coupon for 1 FREE Hershey’s Cookie Layer Crunch Caramel Bar (1.4 oz.) (you must have an online account and store card registered). The coupon is good at Kroger and Kroger Affiliates. Click here for more details.

When We Last Spoke Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Marci Henna shares the story of sisters, Juliet and Evangeline Cranborne in When We Last Spoke. Juliet hasn't seen her sister, Evangeline, in years from a rift during their past. She invites her sister home for Christmas to choose a headstone to honor their grandparents, Walt and Ruby. When Evangeline returns home, the sisters reminiscence and share some healing memories to help renew their sisterhood and find peace.

Henna's descriptive quality and storytelling in When We Last Spoke brought the characters and their memories to life. She shared such vivid details that it almost felt like like I was reading a memoir instead of a fictional story. The sisters' lives are filled with heart-wrenching drama and love in expected and unexpected places. When We Last Spoke inspires, entertains and may even cause a few tears. To learn more about When We Last Spoke, check out the following links:
The author is also giving away a FREE kindle version of the book on Amazon on February 20-24.

Flyby Promotions and the publication company has generously donated a book for me to offer as a giveaway on this blog. You can win the book (and an introductory DVD), When We Last Spoke (retail value of $11.38) by entering through the Rafflecopter down below. The giveaway will run until 12 am on February 15, 2017 wherein I will select 1 winner through Rafflecopter. This is for U.S. residents only and 18+ please. I will email the winner of the book and ask for shipping information. Please respond within 24 hours or the prize maybe forfeited to another winner. PLEASE READ THE DISCLOSURE DOWN BELOW.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
 
“Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255:  “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”):  Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller /FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days on the same blog, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again.  Winner is subject to eligibility verification. 

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The Lady of the Lakes Review

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Lady of the Lakes by Josi S. Kilpack tells the story of Sir Walter Scott's first love and his best love. Walter Scott has three passions: poetry, Scotland and Mina Stuart.  For years he is encouraged by her and feels that his love with her is destined to be, but is it? Is his love with Mina Stuart, his first love, to be his best and truest love?

I really enjoyed reading The Lady of the Lakes. I remember sitting in a literature class in college and discussing Sir Walter Scott, his relationships and poetry. He is one of my favorite poets. It was interesting to read about Sir Walter's Scott's romances even if it was fictionalized. The only thing that bothered me a little is that he seemed easily carried away in his romance with Williamina and that seemed similar to Kilpack's portrayal of Henry Longfellow when he was overly interested in Fanny. I am not sure if the similarities were apparent in the research that Kilpack did, if it was just her perception or just that the poetic man usually pines for someone who is not as interested. I really liked Kilpack's portrayal of Charlotte and some of the other characters. Overall, it was a fun, interesting read. It's a book I would want to read again. Click here for more information.

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