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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Winners of the Melissa Foster & Brenda Novak giveaway are...

The Lucky Winners are...

Sara S
Jennifer S

Congratulations !!

Special thanks to both Melissa Foster and Brenda Novak for this awesome giveaway xx

Sharon x

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Getting prepared for my new year resolution with the help of the Ozeri Bathroom Scales

Having a couple of Ozeri products already I know that quality, style and reliability is in no doubt at all when it comes to their products.  You can see my previous reviews here....
Ozeri Digital Pedometer
Ozeri Kitchen Scales
Ozeri Thermo Glasses

So having just finished our new bathroom and dare I say it getting ready to go positively into my new year resolution (in just over a month away) we needed a pair of bathroom scales and oh my did Ozeri deliver this time.  These are 100% gorgeous, extremely eye catching,  can you tell how happy I am with them!!  Having the tempered white glass base not only looks stunning but actually feels it too with the smooth edges.  The chrome around the dial really highlights the shape and design well.  

The large easy to read dial weighs in both lbs and kg.  Both the dial and digital display weighs up to 400 lbs / 180 kg.  

As soon as the scales are touched / stepped on they instantly light up.  The description on Amazon details that the scales use 4 high precision GX sensors that weigh in 0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments, with StepOn technology that captures precise weight measurements upon contact.

The scales takes 3 AAA batteries and the indicator tells you when they are running low.

Underneath the scales you have four rubber pads to protect the floor and keep them from moving.  Here you can change the batteries, switch between lbs to kg and even set yourself a 24 hour alarm so you don't miss a day, don't worry if you forget as the alarm only lasts around 20 seconds.

These go so well with our charcoal floor tiles and the overall black and white theme of the bathroom.  I'm hoping that this love affair lasts as I am going to need all the incentives possible if I am going to start and keep to my resolutions this time.

Currently available for £19.99 at
and for our overseas readers for $29.99 at

Sharon x

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jazzing up your iPad with teenage approval - check out Case Happy

If your looking for a cover for your phone, iPad, Kindle, laptop or basically a mobile device I urge you to check out Case Happy as we are so happy with our product.  I knew as soon as I clicked onto the iPad cover section which one my son would love, the Union Jack design as you can see below. 

I was so pleased when the product arrived as the design is just as striking in the real world as it is on the website.  It came in two parts, the ultra slim foldable front cover and the hard plastic back cover along with a screen protector, cleaning cloth and stylus pen, 

As you can see from my son's 'well used' iPad, the protective covers are well and truly needed.  The front cover is made from Polyurethane with the inside having a soft lining to protect the screen.  These covers are very easy to add to your iPad, first you simply click the magnetic strip of the front cover to the magnetic bar of the iPad itself.

Turn the iPad over, ensure you have the cover lined up the right way, as the cut out parts perfectly line up with your iPad speaker / buttons and then click into place.

And voila!  You have a brand new stylish looking iPad that get's the thumbs up from one very happy teenager.  Why does he like it so much?
"I love the design. it's so cool and it doesn't feel bulky it feels like its part of the iPad itself."
I've got to say I totally agree, very pleased with the quality and the look of the product, it's so nice to use being thin and the fact you can even use it as a stand when the front cover is folded up is another bonus.  Will certainly be getting another one for his jealous brother!

The Union Jack iPad cover is currently reduced to £19.95 from £29.95 so a great bargain!!  Although there are many other designs available and you can even customise your own cover.


Find Case Happy on the following sites...

Sharon x

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Vineyard by Michael Hurley plus Signed Book / Bookmarks Giveaway


A Beautiful Island in New England.
A Time of Healing for Three Women.
A Moment of Destiny for One Man.

From Michael Hurley, winner of the Somerset Prize, comes a tale of old money, young passion, and ancient mystery.

Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha's Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as "the fisherman" threatens to change everything they believe about their world--and each other.

Book Available from.....

“Hurley writes beautifully”
- Kirkus Reviews on The Prodigal

"Hurley's eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly, to the very end." 
-ForeWord Clarion Review

Book Excerpt from Chapter 10
 Despite the tumultuous beginning of the season and the clouds in Dory’s future, June in Edgartown was as bright as ever, and the three friends took advantage of every minute of it. There were walks down Main Street on sunny afternoons carrying giant, round mounds of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream, teetering three-high and dribbling down onto sticky fingers before it was licked gone. There were steamed little neck clams with butter sauce and fresh horseradish, served with gin and tonics on the porch of The Crew House, overlooking the harbor, and the good-looking, Italian waiter who worked there. It became Turner’s mission to see how many times she could get him to use the word “Tanqueray” in a sentence, because she liked the way he said it. There were lazy hours lying on the beach by the lighthouse and meandering hunts for the perfect cockleshell, and double-dog dares to go skinny-dipping after dark that always descended into fully-clothed refusals, recriminations, and false accusations of prudery—the truth, however, being that none of them was eager to expose great white bellies bursting with clams and Tanqueray and mint-chocolate-chip ice cream.

About the Author
Michael Hurley and his wife Susan live near Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Baltimore in 1958, he studied English at the University of Maryland and law at St. Louis University. Michael's first book, Letters from the Woods, was a collection of essays, self-published in 2005, based on wilderness canoeing expeditions with his children. It was selected as a finalist in the Nature category for ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year award. In 2013 Hachette Book Group published his memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon, under their Center Street imprint. The Prodigal is his first novel.
Follow the Author at.....
Website   Facebook   YouTube   Goodreads 

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5 Lucky Winners will win a SIGNED Book & Bookmarks from the author
Ending on Thursday 18th December at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide 

Enter Below and Good Luck !!

Sharon x

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BOOK TOUR - Dreaming of Love by Melissa Foster - Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Book #11 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #19

Emily Braden is a leader in architectural preservation, a pillar in her small hometown, and successful in everything she does—with the exception of finding true love. She’s watched several of her brothers fall in love, and she needs this trip to Tuscany to get away from it all and to stop focusing on what she doesn’t have.

Dae Bray doesn’t do flings, and he never stays in one place for very long. As a demolitionist, he goes where jobs take him, and the more often he travels, the better. His trip to Tuscany is all work—until he meets smart and sexy Emily, who makes him reconsider his fear of settling down, his no-fling rule—and just about everything else he’s ever believed about himself.

Passion sizzles as Dae and Emily explore the history and beauty of Tuscany. Their romance moves beyond tourist attractions to the bedroom, blossoming into a deep connection neither can deny. But their worlds collide when Emily wants to preserve the property that Dae is there to demolish. Can a woman who sees the beauty in preservation and a man whose life is spent tearing things down find a solid foundation for their love?

THE BRADEN COUSINS are one of the newest additions to the LOVE IN BLOOM series.
**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

Available to buy from 20th January from...

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Melissa is available to chat with book clubs and welcomes comments and emails from her readers. Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest or her personal website.

"Pop over to my Facebook , Twitter , Google+ , Goodreads or Pinterest pages"

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Books 1 - 3 Snow Sisters, Love in Bloom Series #1 - 3

Books 1 - 6 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #4 - 9

Books 1 - 5 The Remingtons, Love in Bloom Series #10 - 14 

Books 7 - 12 The Bradens, Love in Bloom Series #15 - 20

Books 1 - 4 Seaside Summers, Love in Bloom Series #21 - 24

Sharon x

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Monday, November 24, 2014

Looking for a Christmas stocking filler with the personal touch?

We received the perfect little stocking filler / year round gift today and whats more you can personalize it any way you want to.  These quality images are photo magnets from PicStick which can be placed anywhere you wish, you can go for a theme, create a large picture from each one or like we did choose our favorite ones.  We duplicated one of the images so that we could give Grandad one.

I found it so easy and extremely quick to order the magnets, to be honest what took most of my time was deciding which ones to choose.  First of all you need to choose and upload 9 images that you would like to turn into magnets.  I uploaded images that have been stored on my computer but you can also upload from your Facebook or Dropbox account.

Once uploaded, click on each image on the left hand side of the screen which allows you to crop the image as required, click on save and your image is added to the magnet sheet on the right hand side of the screen.  Then 'add to basket' and your all done, yes it's that simple.

The magnets arrive on an easy to separate sheet as you can see below and it only took 2 days to receive.  I folded one way and then the other and they separated perfectly.  Although I did think about leaving them as a sheet which is also a nice idea but then you can't have the fun of  arranging them on your fridge etc.

It's currently £9.50 / $14.99 with FREE worldwide delivery

Receive 25% Discount from your order using our unique code - BECK25
Now for the fun part, which I'm sure will continue each day, is arranging the images. The images measure 2in x 2 1/2in approx.  So now we have our daily smile medicine each time we open the fridge.

Receive 25% Discount from your order
using our unique code - BECK25

You can find PicStick here..

Sharon x

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