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I'm a mother of two and a wife of 1 lol. Originally from England,  Right now I am a stay at home mama although I've worked in numerous childcare positions in the past. My passion is books I can read for hours given the chance. In my free time I product test and write reviews for fun, I also write a blog. 
We are big soccer fans at my house, We love outdoor advantages such as hiking, biking and attending sporting events. My daughter is a mini me we share a love for all things country!

My husband and I recently joined the gym so fitness is a big part of our day..

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Guess how Much I love you - 20th Anniversary Edition

Easter is on its way.. I always love getting my children a book to go with their Easter basket and I couldn't think of a better book then Guess how Much I Love you!


Candlewick Press where awesome enough to send me a copy of this book, Which is celebrating its 20th YES 20th Anniversary!!! 



Candlewick Press
author: Sam McBratney
illustrator: Anita Jeram
"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that's just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare's love for him.

My Opinion:

This is a timeless story I've read to my own children many, many times. It expresses the love between a parent and child so perfectly. The pictures are illustrated so beautifully it enhances the enchantment of the story. I am excited to have this anniversary edition it is definitely a children's classic. 



Monday, March 23, 2015

New Read: Darcy Burke

Yours To Hold Banner Yours To Hold

Synopsis

The next in USA Today bestselling author Darcy Burke’s sexy and emotional family saga about seven siblings who reunite in a small Oregon town to fulfill their brother’s dying wish… Years ago, golden-boy Kyle Archer left Ribbon Ridge without a word. Now, with heartbreak on the verge of tearing his family apart, the black sheep is back and he’s determined to earn their trust by uncovering the truth behind Alex’s death. But the moment he confronts Maggie Trent-the therapist his parents blame for the tragedy-Kyle is stunned by his powerful attraction to the beautiful doctor… and drawn to her like no woman he’s ever met before. When gorgeous, charismatic Kyle approaches Maggie about his brother’s death, she agrees to help him search for answers. And as they piece together Alex’s last days, their undeniable chemistry turns too hot to ignore. But when their relationship becomes more serious than either anticipated, Kyle may be forced to choose between the woman he’s desperate to hold on to and the family he almost let slip away.
Links to Purchase Yours To Hold
Other Books by Darcey Burke
Where the Heart Is (FREE Prequel Novella) Book .5
Where the Heart Is
Home is more than a place . . .Breaking free from her structured life, Chloe English quits her high-powered job and moves across the country to work as an art teacher. The simple life is all she hoped it would be until her house burns down, leaving her homeless. When a handsome firefighter swoops in to save the day, she can’t believe her luck. He’s laid-back and unassuming, everything she’s looking for in a man—or so he seems. It turns out he’s as ambitious as her ex, comes with a family who could be more stifling than hers, and harbors dark secrets he may never be able to share. Orphaned as a teenager, Derek Sumner has found a place in his best friend’s family. However, the love and support of his surrogate parents and siblings can’t erase the grief and loss he struggles every Christmas to banish. But this year he meets the fun and sexy Chloe, whose optimism and sense of joy are incredibly contagious. Can she help him face his bleak past so they can forge a happy future?
Links to Purchase Where The Heart Is
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1DQwuTs B&N: http://bit.ly/1xdJ3pt iBooks: http://apple.co/1FRWn4s
Only In My DreamsOnly In My Dreams (Book 1)Fed up with her self-imposed single life, successful event planner Sara Archer heads to a bar for a night of dancing … and bumps into Dylan Westcott, a high school crush she hasn't seen in years. Harmless flirting leads to a hot, completely uncharacteristic one-night stand. But when she wakes up alone, Sara knows there won't be a repeat.Dylan, a divorced, ex-military construction contractor, limits himself to casual flings—his failed marriage proves he's better off alone anyway—but he can't stop dreaming about Sara. And when his firm is hired to oversee the renovation project run by the Archer siblings, the two are unable to resist their explosive chemistry. But when their secret affair grows beyond "friends with benefits" and neither is willing to admit they want more, family drama and emotional scars may ruin their chance at a love they believed was only in their dreams. Links to Purchase Only In My Dreams
When Love HappensComing Soon
When Love Happens (Book 4)
In a town as small as Ribbon Ridge and with a family as large as the Archers, even the best-kept secrets don't stay buried for long... Tori Archer is married…well, on paper anyway. She hasn't actually seen her husband since the disastrous morning after their impulsive Vegas wedding. The memories of their intense passion may still make her weak in the knees, but Tori knows their marriage was a mistake. After six months filming abroad, television producer Sean Hennessy wants nothing more than to track down his sexy, captivating wife and get her into bed…fast. So when his boss sends him to Oregon to persuade the famous Archer sextuplets—the former stars of a reality TV show—to do a reunion special, Sean sees the perfect chance to win Tori back. But Tori wants nothing to do with him and is determined to push him away. Yet their attraction is as hot as ever and Sean will do anything to prove their relationship was more than just a fling…because he knows that when real love happens, it changes everything. Links to Pre-Order When Love Happens Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LPLO7d iBooks: http://apple.co/1ED6EgM Darcy BurkeAuthor Bio Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. Darcy wrote her first book at age 11, a happily ever after about a swan addicted to magic and the female swan who loved him, with exceedingly poor illustrations. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her devoted husband, their two great kids, and two Bengal cats. In her “spare” time Darcy is a serial volunteer enrolled in a 12-step program where one learns to say “no,” but she keeps having to start over. She’s also a fair-weather runner, and her happy places are Disneyland and Labor Day weekend at the Gorge. Visit Darcy online at http://www.darcyburke.com, follow her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, http://www.facebook.com/darcyburkefans.
 



Sunday, March 15, 2015

Smiley360 post: REVIEW for WONKA RANDOMS

Thanks to Smiley360 I was sent Wonka Randoms in a free sample to try, in return give my honest opinion about the product. 

This product was a hit at my house! I have two children aged 4 and 8 they couldn't get enough of these yummy gummies. They declared Wonka Randoms the juiciest gummies EVER!
With 7 fruit flavors they both had their favorites and 70 different shapes it was fun identifying what each gummy was. 
As a parent I loved the fact that these candy treats where only 140 calories per serving and no artificial flavoring! I will definitely be buying these again   

The Gummies with the white bottoms where my favorite, extra chewy and fruity 


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Friday, March 13, 2015

Ethan Frost book 3 Exposed - Tracy Wolff

Exposed (Ethan Frost, #3)Exposed by Tracy Wolff
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was perched on the edge of my seat for this latest installment, I've become so invested in this series and the characters I couldn't wait to see where their story would lead.

Ethan we see struggle, with his feeling for Chloe the intensity that comes with them while trying to balance the past and the knowledge that his family almost ruined the woman he loves.
He's out for revenge but how can he possibly Avenge her against the brother he once loved so deeply? He is at war with himself, being an all round good guy this situation takes him to new depths and we totally get to see a different side to him.

Regardless of the problems this couple has, I'm happy that their relationship continues to flow and bloom, if possible become even more intense! I honestly think they spend a good 75% of this book making love.

Chloe definitely comes into her own, while Ethan always wants to protect her I am happy that she finally made her voice known - She can stand up for herself, She can be the woman she's meant to be and she doesn't always need protecting.

I am totally in love with the fact that Sebastian was in this installment and the Vegas storytelling continued - If you haven't read his story READ IT!
Ethan and Sebastian are really a power house GQ style best friend duo - Whats not to love?!

This read had some terrific OMG moments when it comes to Ethan's brother and Mother, Just when you believe this woman couldn't be more cunning, vindictive and damn right even it happens! And it makes for a page turning read

I can not wait for book 4!

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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

My love and Hate for all that is Instagram


OK I'm the first to admit I have an Instagram, I have for a long time and snap photo's daily.. Whether it's food, the outdoors, a craft, health related or my kids clowning around I love being able to capture a moment!
This is a two sided coin however! I recently had my identity stolen on IG, somebody pretending to be me to my friends and taking my pics as their own. Needless to say this can be pretty scary and you can't help but feel violated.
Now I could put my page on private of course I could, but as a blogger I use my social media at times to advertise products. If my page is set to private my thoughts and opinions would only reach a limited audience. So what's a girl to do?

I've said for long enough that social media gives us so much power and information, I love looking at health related photo's on IG its a wonderful tool for exercise ideas, food and motivation!  Again it has come to my attention many of these people complain about having their before and after photo's stolen to endorse some diet product they have never heard of or used.

I want to hear you thoughts, what do you think should be done?
What do you do to prevent this from happening to you?



Friday, March 6, 2015

Manipulation Trilogy - Bk 3 Avowed

Avowed (Manipulation Trilogy, Corrupted, #3)Avowed by Alicia Taylor
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG what an epic ending to an amazing trilogy that kept you wanting more from beginning to end. This was not your mothers romance, a page turning gritty read for sure!

This book picks up where book two finished at the wedding of Ella and Damon. Ella is now aware that Damon knows who she truly is, the sister of his ex lover. This is a couple who need to air their dirty laundry if they ever have a chance of surviving their new marriage and Damon is willing to fight for his beauty.

Questions are answered pretty early on within this book which I loved, while I enjoyed the guessing game I wanted this couple together so badly, I wanted the happy ending.

In true form to this amazing writing duo they have to throw a spanner in the works, Leona Leona Leona a character you hate with a passion but is written so amazingly you are in awe of her crazy LOL. I can't tell you anything because it will give away the story but its BREATHTAKING reading!

I loved how the authors brought these characters together and entwined there past. I was super happy with the ending of this trilogy and I'm sure these characters will remain a favorite of mine for a long time.

Any Fans of the Fixed Trilogy will love the Manipulation Trilogy.

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