Top Ten 2014 Blog Posts

Now that it is 2015 I wanted to take a few minutes and share my top ten 2014 blog posts with you!  If you missed them now you’ll get a chance to go take a peek too!  Pretty awesome!


My recipe for the Moist Gluten Free Chocolate Cake!  This is an awesome recipe and let me tell you that it is SOOOO good.  You’ll love it!  It’s also my #1 pinned and shared post of 2014 too!

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These Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter bars are to die for!  It’s no wonder they are #2 on my list!  Check them out and try them!  You can change-up the filling too.  Mint is wonderful!

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Need a cool refreshing drink?  Try my homemade strawberry lemonade recipe with a secret ingredient!  My kids love it and it’s trim healthy mama approved!  It’s just not a sipper with the strawberries so you drink it with a meal.  Yummy!

strawberry lemonade recipe




My number 4 post is one of the Seasonal Skirts posts that I’ve been participating in.  It’s the Skirts in Summer post!  Love it!  These posts have been so much fun to do and I’m so glad that you’re enjoying them too!

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It’s the time of year that people are making new years resolutions.  So you might want to check out the next most viewed post about my recipe for the Post Workout Smoothie!  Yummy and good for you!




Here is my surprise post!  I was shocked that this post is #6 because it was posted in DECEMBER!  Yeap it’s a good one.  Exercising during the holidays has definitely gone viral in the few weeks it was live for 2014.  Hope you like my hints and tips too!

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Another of my Seasonal Skirts posts!  Woohoo!  This one offers some thoughts for the next few months as it is the Seasonal Skirt wearing Spring edition.  Raise your hand if you’re ready for spring!  I know I am!  I’m not a winter lover!

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Need some help with your decorating?  On a budget?  Check out the next post in the list which is all about decorating on a budget!

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Another December post that made it into the countdown is Deciding on a Devotional.  We have started using our Max Lucado devotional with the kids and are loving it!

Deciding on a devotional



And, last but not least, is number ten in our top ten posts of 2014 countdown.  Falling into Autumn in Skirts holds that position!  It’s the autumn or fall edition of my Seasonal Skirt series!  And keep your eye out as the winter edition is coming up in a few weeks!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a trip back through the top ten 2014 blog posts as much as I have.  I’m now looking forward to what this new Year is going to bring for me and for you and this blog.  Let me know if you have any suggestions for posts that you’d like to see or things you’d like me to post on!  It seems that the recipes and seasonal skirts are a hit though!



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Okay guys!  I don’t know about you but I want to start 2015 out right!  And that means I want to make sure I’m not listening to stuff that is going to have a negative affect on me.  That’s where Family Christian come in!  They are offering 9 WOW Brick sets for Giveaway!  That’s right a WOW Brick Giveaway!


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Whats a WOW brick?  Well I’m glad you asked!  WOW Hits 2015 is the CD.  It’s a great collection of some of the top Christian artists and their record breaking hits.  But that’s not what makes it a brick.  It is a brick because Family Christian is going to send you this cd AND a cd of each of the artists on the CD!!!  Wow is right!  Got your attention now don’t I?

Want to hear more?  Well you can buy the CD here through Family Christian(and my affiliate link) or you can enter to win one of the 9 sets that they’re giving away!!  I say enter to win!  Giveaway will end at midnight on January 15th (1-15-15) so make sure to come back and do the daily entries as well as share away!  If you’re not a winner come back and go through to purchase the cd.  You’ll love it.  It’s a great compilation of some of the biggest Christian hits.  

It’s pretty simple.  Just enter below and you’re in!


Use the entry form above and get entered!  I don’t know about you but I’d love to win one!  Here’s more information about what’s on the CD!
It’s two discs full of amazing music.  Here is what you’ll be hearing!  And don’t forget the BIG BONUS from Family Christian of a CD from each artist!  This is going to be an amazing giveaway.  Open to US Residents age 18 and older only.
Disc One:
We Believe – newsboys
The Only Name (Yours Will Be) – Big Daddy Weave
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) [Album Edit] – United
Thrive – Casting Crowns
Do Something (Radio Version) – Matthew West
Back To You – Mandisa
Keep Making Me – Sidewalk Prophets
I Am – Crowder
Waterfall – Chris Tomlin
All The People Said Amen – Matt Maher
Shake – MercyMe
You Won’t Let Go – Michael W. Smith
My Heart Is Yours (Radio Version) – Passion (featuring Kristian Stanfill)
Glorious Unfolding (Radio Edit) – Steven Curtis Chapman
Forever (Radio Version) – Kari Jobe
BONUS: I Will Follow – Jon Guerra
BONUS: Beautiful – Dan Bremnes

Disc Two:
This Is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
Fix My Eyes – for KING & COUNTRY
Speak Life – tobyMac
Beautiful Day – Jamie Grace
More Of You – Colton Dixon
Write Your Story – Francesca Battistelli
No Man Is An Island – Tenth Avenue North
Press On – Building 429 (featuring Blanca Callahan)
Come Alive – Jeremy Camp
Alive (Radio Version) – Young & Free
Love Alone Is Worth The Fight – Switchfoot
Don’t Deserve You – Plumb
Your Love Is Like A River – Third Day
He Is With Us – Love & The Outcome
BONUS: Satisfied – About A Mile 

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The Book: Lieutenant Henry Gallant

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LT Henry GallantIn an era of genetic engineering, Lieutenant Henry Gallant is the only Natural (non-genetically enhanced) officer left in the fleet. Many of his superiors, including rival Anton Neumann, have expressed concern he is not up to the challenge. However, his unique mental abilities have proven essential to the defense of the United Planets in its fight against the Titan invaders.

Serving on the first FTL prototype, the Intrepid, on its maiden voyage to Tau Ceti, Gallant finds a lost colony on the planet Elysium. Cyrus Wolfe and his son, manipulate planet politics against the democratic opposition led by James Hepburn and his granddaughter Alaina. Wolfe has allied himself with an ancient Artificial Intelligence which had lain dormant on the planet for millennia, but is now willing to protect the colonists against the Titans.

With Alaina’s help, Gallant discovers the ancient AI has a sinister ulterior motive and he matches his unique and exceptional mind against the complexity of machine intelligence to escape the ultimate trap and prevent the extermination of humanity.

In Lieutenant Henry Gallant, one man pits the naked human mind against the perspicacity of machine intelligence.

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“The author has created a wonderful piece of work with his first novel in the Henry Gallant Saga. Between Henry Gallant beginning his new life on the United Planets’ battle cruiser Repulse and trying to save the world the author has came up with it all. Henry Gallant is an admirable character with many wonderful features such as courage, intelligence, humility, kindness and special powers. … the odds stacked against him pretty high. But maybe through it all, Kelsey will see the remarkable things about him.” Ashley Patts, Teenage Rush

“This story moves along at a swift pace, with interesting character development and plot surprises. The characters are complete and engaging. This could develop into a good series.” Rae

“Its style and flavor reminded me of The Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell.” – JJH

“Space Opera at its finest. Rousing read, introverted young man against impossible odds, a girl to win or lose, an enemy or is he? Way too much fun…can’t wait for the next one.” – vrzepka


pete2As a scientist and author specializing in technology innovation, H. Peter Alesso has over twenty years research experience at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). As Engineering Group Leader at LLNL he led a team of computer scientists and engineers in innovative applications across a wide range of supercomputers, workstations and networks. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. and served in the U.S. Navy on nuclear submarines before completing an M.S. and an advanced Engineering Degree at M.I.T. He has published several software titles and numerous scientific journal and conference articles, and he is the author/co-author of seven books.

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Literary Addicts End of Summer Event #Giveaway August 1-15


Welcome to Literary Addicts End of Summer Event Brought to you by the following authors

Join our Virtual Book Party Friday August 1 – Friday August 15 to chat with the authors, find great books to read, and win some cool prizes
AlongtheWatchtowerA Tragic Warrior Lost in Two Worlds…
The war in Iraq ended for Lieutenant Freddie Williams when an IED explosion left his mind and body shattered. Once he was a skilled gamer and expert in virtual warfare. Now he’s a broken warrior, emerging from a medically induced coma to discover he’s inhabiting two separate realities. The first is his waking world of pain, family trials, and remorse–and slow rehabilitation through the tender care of Becky, his physical therapist. The second is a dark fantasy realm of quests, demons, and magic that Freddie enters when he sleeps. Read More





DK S1 3D Box Set 2The Sea of Dreams spat me out with no memories, no idea of who I was or what my purpose might be. When Captain Bo, dream killer extraordinaire, arrived, I took a chance to explore.

On the road of discovery, I tripped upon dreamplanes floating dead in a graveyard, scared children attempting to survive their dreams turned nightmare, strange guardians, rogue Dreamlanders, and ships with hearts of silver. I learned more about Dreamland than I ever thought possible.
But people are dying. They’re disappearing. Dreamland is twisting, shifting, ripping. I don’t know how best to help, how to save those I’ve met, who have wormed their way into my heart. If only I knew who I was, what I’d been born to do.

Then I found out. I know who I am.

I wish I didn’t.

Dream Killers is geared for fans of Once Upon a Time. Read More

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000035_00016]Sometimes the safest distance between two hearts is no distance at all.
Kidnapping a baby wasn’t something Hope ever dreamed she would do. But she’s been burned by the legal system before, so when the court places her friend’s child into the custody of an abuser, she takes matters into her own hands. She steals the baby and fakes her death, hoping to make a clean getaway. She planned every detail, except one.

Her high school sweetheart and best friend, who left her years before, sees her at a gas station. Hope thinks all is lost, until he offers to help them.

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AComedyofErinnErinn Wolf needs to reinvent herself. A once celebrated playwright turned photographer, she’s almost broke, a little lonely, and tired of her sister’s constant worry. When a job on a reality TV show falls into her lap, she’s thrilled to be making a paycheck–and when a hot Italian actor named Massimo rents her guesthouse, she’s certain her life is getting a romantic subplot. But with the director, brash, gorgeous young Jude, dogging her every step, she can’t help but look at herself through his lens–and wonder if she’s been reading the wrong script all along. .





AnnieCrowSunriseAnnie Crow Knoll-Sunrise is the story of a place where people come to restore their spirits, heal their pain and reclaim their lives.
Annie is a determined young woman who is left to run her family’s property after the death of her parents. Managing fourteen summer cottages with only the help of a family friend, she struggles to survive on her own. When she meets Drew, a young college professor, Annie thinks she’s finally found a love she can trust.

But years of conflict and pain destroy their bond and leave Annie alone again, unless she can find lasting peace and passion in the most unlikely arms.

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CubaAfterDark_003 Imagine an island that offered a couple an erotic fantasy for their benchmark 40th Birthday. And if this milestone was the one time to step out on a ledge and take a risk, would they dare participate in a multiple partner sexual encounter? When Don Nightengale, a budding hotelier, husband and father, successfully gambled the answer an astounding yes and opened a mysterious sex-fueled cabaret in the catacombs of an ancient slave castle in Cuba, his former life as a suburban Long Island insurance executive ended. Seeking a taste of his carefully crafted masquerade, revelers from around the globe arrived in droves. But Don couldn’t have his cake and eat and it too. To fulfill his dream of building the world’s most spectacular resort, he partnered with men he ordinarily would not have and convinced his wife that this was the road to success and happiness. Read More




innocent-labor-200x300 Elena is a survivor–and no stranger to the cruelty that lurks in the shadows of society. Caught up in the search for a missing student, she must face the increasing violence head on and find the strength to overcome her own past.

Time is running out. Too many children have recently been reported missing, for this latest disappearance to be a coincidence. Invitations for a special auction have already been sent and buyers are gathering.

Elena’s fierce determination to save a young girl sets off a chain of events that leads to the same man who orchestrated Elena’s own vicious kidnapping.

Will justice triumph in Elena’s crusade to save other innocent victims from the same fate she was forced to endure? Purchase


Jaded_highTo what lengths will a man go for the woman he loves?

Reed Dartmouth will learn the answer to those questions time and time again throughout his relationship with Jade Montgomery.

When he first meets her as a young, gentle boy the heartache from losing his mother only a year before is still fresh and painful. Jade is different from anyone else he’s ever met; tough, sassy, and even a bit cruel. But she’s also the same as he is: she knows what it’s like to lose a parent.

Their friendship begins and a bond like no other is formed. Time passes and Reed learns that not only are Jade’s parents dead, they were murdered and she’s made an oath to one day bring them justice. No matter the price. Read More


ArmoredheartsWhen a crippled young lord rescues a girl falling from a tree, it reveals a secret about himself and his mother’s side of the family that could put him at the center of a war with beings he thought only existed in fairy tales.

Tristan Gareth Smyth lived his entire life stuck at home at Waverly Park and left behind while his Grandfather makes trips to London, all because of his blasted wheelchair.

Then an American heiress falls in his lap, literally, and he must find a way to keep her at a distance to protect not only his secret, but everyone around him from an assassin sent to kill him.




MuchAdoaboutMother Look out, Venice Beach–the Wolf women are all together again. But when 70-year-old Virginia arrives with her teacup Chihuahua and unshakeable confidence, she senses trouble. Erinn is keeping secrets–like being broke and out of work–and Suzanna is paying too much attention to the wrong man–a Latino dance instructor who nearly broke her heart once before. Virginia’s ready for the third act of her life, and she intends to make it rousing and romantic. Now she just has to convince her daughters to throw out their old scripts. If life has taught Virginia anything, it’s this: there’s more than one way to a “happily ever after”… Purchase





TheChosenWhat happens when the heart and soul divides?

Chosen by the Myst, her royal prophecy traces back over a thousand years. Leader of the Valkyrie, part human and part supernatural, Auriel bridges the invisible gap between Earth and Midgard demanded by the Laws of the Nine Norse Realms. She alone prevents Ragnarok from wiping away those she loves.

There’s only one problem: he forgot.

Liam Skyland is a hybrid werewolf with a death warrant. The bastard son of the lycan King narrowly escaped death as an infant. The world shifts, and Liam loses four years of his life. All he remembers is that she is coming.

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ThePosseOne woman, three men, and a beach romance as unpredictable as the riptide. . .
Being a widow at the age of forty-four was never in Jude Hawthorne’s plans. After her husband’s death, she’s left with her family’s beach restaurant and two nearly-grown children. The last thing she’s looking for is another chance at love.

However, if her husband’s best friends, the Posse, have anything to say about it, love is just what she’s going to get. The Posse is determined to take care of Jude, and when they decide the best way to do that is for one of them to sweep her off her feet, three begin to vie for her affections. But only one can reach her heart.

In a story of friendship, loss and second chances, Jude will learn her life is far from being over.



TheSexy&TheUndeadA potion gone wrong, or right?

Single, unemployed, and in charge of her very own pet zombie, Ella Perry is cooking up trouble, and it’s raining men.

Ella has spent years searching for a cure for a zombie named Freddie. However, when an experimental concoction takes an unexpected turn, she gets a glimpse of the life she’s been missing by hanging out with the undead.

Zombies, Angels, and Pixies. Oh my! Don’t miss out on the first book in the new “Sexy Witches” series.





What the Heart Knows Book cover 1-31-14After a night of celebrating with friends, Emily Warren is attacked by a colleague. She’s fortunate to escape the rape attempt but now suffers from terrifying nightmares, although she’s too ashamed to tell anyone. Her family suspect something and enlist Bill, an old friend of hers she’s not seen for a number of years, to try to find out what’s wrong. Under the pretext of a white-lie, he invites her out to his farm, where she will have to be careful she doesn’t reveal that her attacker is still in contact and threatening to finish what he started. This isn’t her biggest secret, though. Bill must never learn that she’s loved him since high school.

Bill has two weeks to find out what is frightening Emily, but must also be careful she doesn’t discover how much he loves her. Read More




TheStoryofAwkwardBook ONE in the stand-alone EMBRACE YOURSELF series.

A poignantly humorous New Adult romance with a twist. Embrace your awkward. Be unique. Change your fairytale …

If you are looking for a happy book about beautiful people, this is the wrong story.
If you are looking for a narrative without emotion, without regrets, and without mistakes, this is definitely the wrong story.

This is by no means an uncomplicated tale about uncomplicated people. It is by no means sweet or light.

This story is ugly.
This story is complicated.
This story is emotional.
This story is tragic. Read More

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Kid’s Academy is all about helping children learn verbal, writing and math skills in an easy and fun manner. Apps such as 123 Tracing and Bingo ABC have been top-50 educational apps in the App Store, and Kid’s Academy has also brought the well-known stories and nursery rhymes The Three Little Pigs and Five Little Monkeys to life with interactive apps. The simple interfaces of the apps allow children to take the reins and play on their own, but the sing-a-longs and other activities are perfect for parent or teacher engagement, as well. Research has shown that singing along with nursery rhymes has cognitive and physical benefits for children. Not only are children learning new words and the context in which to use them, but strengthening tongue and mouth muscles at an early age will help with pronunciation skills.
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Kids Academy is hosting an awesome giveaway!  Head over, download the app, and write a review in the App Store.  At the end of August, Kids Academy will randomly choose 2 lucky winners who will each win a $100 Amazon gift card!  Sweet!
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Loving @Influenster with the #TLCVoxBox

If you follow me on social media, you’ll have seen me mentioning items from the #TLCVoxBox.  I’m truly in love with this box.  Let’s talk a bit.

The absolute favorite thing of mine from this box is the coupon for the Breyer’s Gelato.  I had never tried it before and now am aghast that I hadn’t!  I got a container of the Triple Chocolate.  What can I say?  I’m a chocoholic.  If you’re gonna eat it you might as well get the good stuff!  And boy was this good.  It was supposed to be a date night idea.  So, my husband and I rented a movie from Redbox and we were going to watch a movie and share the ice cream. It was clear after a few bites that I was not going to want to share!  That’s okay because though he liked it, it wasn’t my husbands favorite.  He prefers a chocolate and caramel ice cream so I got to enjoy this all by myself!  Yum yum yum!!!!

Was so hard to choose though! Wish the raspberry cheesecake was gluten free.


There were other things in the box too, but lets be honest, they weren’t quite as great as triple chocolate.  Yeap told you, addict here.

The Neo to Go is awesome for going places with little kids.  They’re always falling down and scraping something so trust me when I say you’ll love having this in your purse or diaper bag.

There was also a bar of Ivory soap.  I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of using bar soaps.  I think they leave a bit of a film.  But let me tell you it was awesome for a science experiment.  You can peek over to my Ivory Soap Pinterest Board to see some uses for the soap.   If you’re a DIY type person you can even use it for making your own laundry detergent. 

The Puffs Pack is definitely something else that can go to your diaper bag or purse.  I love to keep kleenex in my purse because you never know when you’re going to need them!  I mean, you really never know when something is going to make your child cry or have a runny nose, etc.  As a mommy of 9, you can never have enough!  

Don’t forget to also check out my TLCVoxBox board for some more fun on the items in the box!  

A practical piece of the box was the Shell fuel rewards card.  There aren’t a lot of Shell stations around where I live but I’ve used it a few times and can say that this is going to be awesome when we travel!  Who doesn’t want to save money on fuel?!

The last item in the box was from Avon Anew.  Great way to have  a little makeover on your own time in your own house!  Super soft skin coming on now!  Definitely a great new product for you to try!

I received the #TLCVoxBox from Influenster.  I have received no other compensation and all thoughts in this post are my own. 

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tooclosetohome-croppedWhen the body of a beautiful and popular senior head cheerleader, Melissa Cooley, is found brutally stabbed to death at the local high school it sends the small coastal community in North Carolina into a frenzy.
To make matters worse…another body is found.

A slacker boy by the name of Ronald Marks is found hanging from the field goal post on the football field only a day later. Pamlico County native Detective Carma Jones, and her partner Harold Green, set out on a search for this ruthless assailant who is wrecking havoc in a normally peaceful community.
No one is safe and everyone is a suspect.

The twists and turns along the way lead them in a direction Carma would’ve never guessed. One filled with deep secrets that were meant to stay buried…


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tressa-2Tressa Messenger grew up in a very small town in Eastern North Carolina called Reelsboro in a coastal county called Pamlico. Being as it was such a small area Tressa developed an immense imagination at a young age. That is where she harnessed her love for writing.

To date Tressa lives in New Orleans Louisiana with her husband, daughter and an assortment of critters.

As of right now Tressa has nine books published, some self-published and some being published through Limitless Publishing.

As a young writer Tressa has overcome adversity of Dyslexia and continues to exceed expectations.


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