Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps

Monday, November 19, 2018



Quaker Caramel Rice Crisps are a gluen-free snack option. The caramel flavor has it all...sweet caramel, crispiness, crunchiness, and a little buttery taste. The rice crisps also are low-fat, low cholesterol per serving with a 11 g of whole grains per serving.


I had taken pictures for the review and opened the bag to try a few when my 5-year old son saw that they were open and asked to try some. I agreed as long as he saved some for his 2-year old sister who was napping. He quickly devoured most of the bag and left her just a little bit to try. It was my own fault for expecting him to have self-control and not dividing it up prior to letting him have some. These are a very kid-friendly snack and are a good option for moms who are wanting their kids to be on a gluten-free diet. I could easily see this paired with grapes or mini oranges. I recommend trying these!

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Beloved 365 Devotions for Young Women Review and Giveaway

Friday, November 16, 2018

Beloved 365 Devotionals for Young Women is a daily devotional book geared toward young women. The cover has a lovely illustration of pink flowers and feminine style font. The book seems pretty sturdy and is something a teen could carry around easily in a handbag or backpack. Each day shares a spiritual message and scripture. There's also a place for teens to write down their thoughts on the message. The spiritual message is written in a tone that's friendly and engaging for a young audience. It also helps teens to discover how the bible relates to their lives now. One of the messages that I liked was on day 135, "Each of us will face giants in our lives, figuratively speaking. Our giants are problems that seem impossible to solve. Goals that seem out of reach. Persecution or hurtful behaviors of others. Our giants may even be in our own minds-fear, anxiety, depression, doubt. Jael's story shows us that God's power is bigger than the biggest giants." The messages in this book will help encourage and uplift young women. It's geared to help them draw closer to God. I think the book is most ideal for young women ages 12-18. To learn more, click here.

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The Truth about Miss Ashbourne Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, November 14, 2018



Miss Ashbourne works as a governess in a less than ideal situation. Her luck changes when she receives a letter from a solicitor concerning an unexpected inheritance with strings attached. Her estranged grandfather left her a good size inheritance that would help her accomplish her dream as long as she stays on the estate where her mother was raised for a month. Will Miss Ashbourne be able to withstand her mother's past to find her own future?

The book market is saturated with regency novels and at times The Truth About Miss Ashbourne didn't seem to standout enough against its competition. There were a few surprises that I wasn't expecting and it was a enjoyable read, but it's not memorable enough and not something you would think of to recommend to a friend. I wish someone had pushed the author a little harder to cause more drama in the story or add some additional elements that would have made it a stronger novel. It's a decent read, but it's not something I would rave about. The characters seemed like average regency heroes and heroines. To learn more about The Truth About Miss Ashbourne, click here.


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Ellie Claire Journal Reviews

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Memories and thoughts are worth preserving for self-reflection and for the next generation. Ellie Claire has several beautiful journal options that would be a great gift for Christmas:

  • The Illustrated Word Journal is an illuminated Bible coloring journal that has forty line drawings (that you can color) based on Medieval Bible illustrations. The illustrations are meant to be colored with colored pencils. The cover feels solid and it seems like it will protect your journal entries for years to come. It has a beautiful illustration on the cover with flowers, birds, vines and gold foil embossing. The picture on the side doesn't do it justice. This journal is best for teens to adults. I could easily see using it to write thoughts on my scripture studies, day to day life and memories. It's perfect for those who like to color and journal! To learn more, click here.

  • Illuminate Your Story Journal teaches you how to draw illuminated letters. The instructions on how to draw the illuminated letters are easy and help you create beautiful art. The journal also has several lined pages to write journal entries. There is also a keepsake pocket in the back, which is a nice touch. The binding on the journal I received to review is starting to fray, which worries me concerning the longevity of the journal. This journal seems fun for those who love to draw or try something new. To learn more, click here.
  • Faith and Lettering Journal has a beautiful foil embossed cover with inspiring words, flowers and leaves. is my favorite of the three journals. There are beautiful hand-lettering art illustrations scattered throughout of scriptures and sayings. It also has lined pages for journal entries. The illustrations are very eye-catching and beautiful. The journal even has instructions on how to create your own hand-lettering art. To learn more, click here.
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Please note that I received a free copy for the purpose of this review, however, this does not influence my opinion. This post also contains affiliate links that help facilitate this review.

Email Marketing Do's and Don'ts

Friday, November 9, 2018

Email marketing is one of the cheapest and most inexpensive ways for a brand to market themselves. With email marketing, brands don't have to stress about printing or postage costs. It's also less expensive than placing an ad online, in a magazine or in a newspaper and you can track your results. Email management companies offer the ability to see your open rates, how many people clicked on a link in your email and more. You can also very easily manage your lists and segment them based on how people have discovered your brand and what their interests may be. There are several email marketing campaign approaches that a brand can use:
  • Enewsletter: With an Enewsletter, a brand can highlight their services and products. A brand can also demonstrate industry expertise.
  • Product/Service Spotlight: Highlight a particular product or service that your brand has to offer.
  • Cart Abandonment: Send reminders to customers who have abandoned a cart and remind them the benefits to purchasing a product.
  • Testimonials/Stories: Share a testimonial or story about how a customer has benefited from the use of your product or service.
  • Ecard: Send an ecard to your audience with holiday/seasonal greetings and a reminder of how your brand benefits them.
  • Gratitude: Send your audience a note of appreciation for being a fan of the brand.
  • Announcements: Share with your audience something new with your brand whether it's new products, new hires or a new service offered.
There are many creative approaches that you can use in email marketing that will help you reach your audience in a new way. Before you begin email marketing, there are simple do's and don'ts that you should know:

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One of the Email Marketing Tools that you can use is Campaign Monitor. Campaign Monitor can help you send out email marketing campaigns that will drive results for your brand. To find out more about email marketing, check out Campaign Monitor.


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The Spinster and I Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

About the Book

The Spinster and I
Series: The Spinster Chronicles
Genre:  Adult, New Adult, Romance
Publisher: Phase Publishing
Publication date: November 1, 2018
Poor, unfortunate Spinster…
Prudence Westfall, spinster, has unexpectedly had the greatest misfortune of all: she has inherited a fortune, and is now an heiress. But as a Spinster, and a stammering shy one, nothing could be worse than having a bevy of suitors pay her attention. Opportunity strikes at a house party when the most unlikely person offers the perfect solution.
Camden Vale is no gentleman, and he’s not prone to saving anyone, but something about Prue changes all that. When his offer to befriend her extends beyond the house party, and his feelings extend beyond expectation, no one is more surprised than he. Except, perhaps, for the other Spinsters, and they have much to say on the subject.

About the Author

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Rebecca Connolly writes romances, both period and contemporary, because she absolutely loves a good love story. She has been creating stories since childhood, and there are home videos to prove it! She started writing them down in elementary school and has never looked back. She currently lives in the Midwest, spends every spare moment away from her day job absorbed in her writing, and is a hot cocoa addict.

Review

The main characters in The Spinster and I, Prue and Camden, are different and compatible. It was interesting how their complexities and different experiences in life were able to merge into a relationship. It was a fun, enjoyable book. It was hard to put the book down. The characters' reactions and conversations made the story move rather quickly. The villains in the story were harsh and memorable. They were easy to dislike and the descriptions of their actions were well-written. I would highly suggest that if you enjoy Regency Romances that you read this story. The only downside is that this story isn't really a stand-alone story. In order to follow along easily, you should read the first book in the series The Merry Lives of Spinsters. The Merry Lives of Spinsters was a little boring and a slow read for me, however, I loved The Spinster and I. I couldn't put the book down and needed to know what happened in the story before bed so I read the end and then went back through and read the rest the next day. It's a must read! To learn more, click here.

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The Gem Thief Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Monday, November 5, 2018



Gracie Miller works as a designer at a prestigious jewelry shop in New York City. When her client, Mrs. Katsaros, comes in for a minor repair on her ring, Gracie is horrified to find that her design has been forged and the diamond is missing. Gracie soon finds herself trying to help Mrs. Katsaros find the thief by traveling the Mediterranean and pretending to be the fiancee to Mrs. Katsaros's nephew, Quinn. She doesn't realize that by helping, she's also putting herself in danger.

The Gem Thief has it all - romance, humor, suspense and more! From the very beginning, the story sucks you into the protagonist's world. I love the visual image the author creates of Gracie's horrible morning. It was incredibly memorable and I could see it eventually turning into a RomCom movie. The descriptions of the scenery and events and the characterizations of the characters were continuously masterfully written by Sian Ann Bessey. Some of the minor characters were my favorite...brightly, colorful Mrs. Katsaros and pie-loving Steve. I sincerely hope that Bessey plans to write a novel with Steve as the main protagonist and that he will fall in love with a woman who likes to bake. The Gem Thief is a fun, memorable and interesting read. I would highly recommend it! Click here for more information.


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