Sunday, July 31, 2011
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I just finished my digital copy of Healing Hearts By Beth Wiseman a collection of Amish Romances.
Wow, I just loved this book each story is very different and just filled with inspiring drama and romance. I have read a lot of Amish Romances, though never had the opportunity to read such a nice collection. You have 3 separate stories each one a really nice length and not hurried in any way.
These actually gave me a feel of reading 3 different novels because so much happens in each story.
Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman offers the reader not only an authentic glimpse into the Amish culture but also makes each person in each story so very real.
In the first story, A choice to forgive-we meet Lydia many years ago Daniel, the man she was supposed to marry up and left the community to live with the English leaving only a note on Christmas eve says he would always love her. Broken hearted Lydia was comforted by Daniel's brother Elam and they ended up marring. Now a Widow Lydia comes face to face with Daniel as he has come back to town. This is a truly wonderful story of forgiveness, love,and Heartbreak. You find out why sometimes even the best intentions for keeping secrets can lead to life changing consequences. This is truly unique story thats exceptionally uplifting and faith affirming.A must read
In the second story, A Change of Heart we meet Leah. Not your typical Amish girl Leah cant cook, sew or do anything to try and prepare for eventual marriage. She does not want to get married and only wants to write her stories so that by her words she may lead people to faith in Christ. Her family, however, is not sympathetic to her wishes and tries to encourage her to think about marriage and her future, Leah will have none of this until she starts seeing Aaron. At first Leah sees him so she can have someone read her work, she has no desire for a courtship. Leah's family especially her father despairs of her ever settling down. They do not understand why she spends so much time writing and not learning the skills she will meed to be a good Amish wife
I loved this story its really went together nicely and I loved all the characters. This was a joy to read, making me laugh out loud and at times bring a tear to my eyes altogether a very uplifting story .
The last Story Healing Hearts we meet Levina Lapp. Levina was abandoned by her husband for a year and she had to struggle both in faith and work to keep up her household and carry on with life .Being a mother of 5 grown children she has a lot of support but missed her husband terribly.
When her husband Naaman comes back home begging for her forgiveness, Levina wonders how will she ever trust him with her heart again. Neeman does not know what made him leave his home and family and he is regretful and ashamed. Both husband and wife have a long way to go to heal hearts both between themselves and their children.
This story was my favorite of the 3 stories. I could identify with Levina and her heartbreak and how difficult it would be to trust again and allow her husband back into her heart. I loved how because their faith in Christ, and love for each other, it lead them to a new stage in life better than what came before.
This is a very uplifting story that shows that forgiveness and faith can make even really bad situations completely whole again. A lot of stuff happens in this story and it has many levels. I just loved it and I know you will too.
Bottom line is all these fantastic stories will greatly help you in your faith and walk with Christ.I would recommend this collection to anyone and will as I now recomend it to you thanks for reading my review of Healing Hearts by Beth Wiseman
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Saturday, July 30, 2011
I was just checking amazons top 100 free kindle books list and I saw some new offerings that were not their last week you if you have a kindle you may want to check it out here is a link- the free books are listed on the right this link takes you to page one their are several pages.
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Friday, July 29, 2011
Here is a link to the list of dates your state will have the sales tax holiday . just look through it and find the date you can get taxable products sales tax free .
By State sales tax holidays for 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Fort Matanzas Is a small fort situated in the middle of the ST Augustine river and you can only get there by ferry. Tours and reenactments are always available because of the forts rich history in protecting this southern river approach.
The area was important even before the fort was built.The first conflict goes back to 1565, the year of the founding of St. Augustine and almost 175 years before the construction of Fort Matanzas.The park is situated near the site of the killing of nearly 250 French Huguenots by the Spanish, an act that gave gave the river and inlet the name Matanzas, Spanish for "slaughters", as European nations fought for control of the New World.
One hundred seventy-five years later, the small watchtower fort was constructed to help protect St. Augustine from a new threat - the British.
You can tour the fort and the surrounding park as I have done may times.You will see a really nice foot path made of wood that is really nice for viewing the fort from afar and taking pictures of interesting Florida wild life.
I hope if you decide to visit Florida you will stop at this historic site where many battles were fought to protect the town and in citizens. Each day you can ferry to the small island fort or walk around through the wooded path to see if from shore. Its a fantastic tourist destination for anyone interested in early American history and culture - Thanks for reading. For more info click here
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I had tried others and thought they were good but now I see why everyone loves these. The Clarisonic I got to try from the Vogue Influencer network is truly awesome and I am a true believer now. I can really see the difference between what I was using and my new Clarisonic! My face feels so fresh and clean and my skin care creams work so much better.
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
10 Tips to Get your Daily Fiber
Most Americans are not getting the recommended 25 grams of fiber each day. With Fiber One cereal, it's easier than ever to increase your daily fiber intake. Try using these 10 simple tips to help reach your fiber goals.
1) Scan for Bran
Look for “bran,” “whole grain” and “whole wheat” on product packages and ingredient labels. These ingredients can help boost fiber intake.
¾ cup Fiber One® 80 Calories = 10g fiber
2) Grab the Whole Food
Munch on a whole piece of fruit in place of drinking a glass of juice. You’ll get the nutrients and the fiber too.
1 medium apple = 3g fiber
3) Savor the Skins
Eat fruit and vegetables with the skin on. Eating the skin helps to bump up the fiber, plus it provides texture and a bonus of other nutrients.
1 medium baked potato with skin on = 4g fiber
4) Screen for Beans
Replace your typical side dishes with high-fiber dried peas and beans, such as kidney, pinto, lentils or black-eyed peas. These fiber-packed legumes make it easier to meet daily fiber goals.
½ cup canned red kidney beans = 8g fiber
5) Go Nuts
Jazz up salads, vegetables, snacks and desserts with almonds, sunflower seeds or soy nuts. Nuts and seeds add fiber and fun-to-chew crunch to foods.
1 ounce roasted almonds = 3g fiber
6) Be Berry Wild
Choose raspberries, blackberries and boysenberries to add variety to your cereals. These berries have twice the fiber of many other fruit selections.
½ cup fresh raspberries = 4g fiber
7) Bring on the Brown
Use brown rice instead of white. Switch to whole wheat pasta, whole wheat flour, whole wheat breads and whole grain crackers instead of regular white versions.
1 cup brown rice = 3g fiber
8) Skip the Chips
Select snacks that are a good source of fiber. Instead of potato chips, go for low-fat popcorn, whole-grain pretzels or oven-crisped whole-wheat pita triangles.
3 cups popcorn = 4g fiber
9) Drink Up
Water is a healthy beverage choice—especially as you up the fiber. Your body needs more water to help process the added fiber you eat.
Aim for eight 8-oz glasses of water each day.
10) Sneak in Some Fiber One cereal
Incorporate Fiber One cereal into your favorite side dishes or use to top yogurt, salads or oatmeal.
¼ cup Fiber One Original cereal for sprinkling = 7g fiber
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Monday, July 25, 2011
I was able to try 2 packs of the Vi-Shape by ViSalus Sciences shake mixes recently and I wanted to write a review for them. First I really liked the creamy taste. The nice thing is, you can add all kinds of things to these to make your own smoothies. You can really get creative with them.
I actually had mine in my morning coffee, I use the shake mix in place of my creamer and sugar. I really liked it, it was sweet and creamy and kept me full all day long. I also had a lot more energy than I normally do in the morning after drinking it, and I stayed fuller longer.
The next thing I want to say is I noticed that these are not only very reasonably priced, they are more nutritious that what I was using, yet about the same price. I am always looking for shake mixes and energy bars that have a nice high Protein percentage. I use to work for a weight loss clinic and one of the secrets to loosing weight is to increase protein and decrease carbs. We use to put or customers on a cleansing diet of red meat and vegetables for a week before starting the regular program to kick in metabolism. Because Vi-Shape by ViSalus Sciences has 12g of protein and only 7 g of carbs its a great way to rev up the metabolism. These also provides you with a really nice 5 g of fiber. At only 90 cals a serving I think these shakes will make a wonderful addition to any weight loss plan you are on. I only got to try 2 packets but after reading the product materials and having a taste test I would recomend them to anyone on a diet or for someone who wants to maintain there healthy weight.
I hope you check out the web site and Think about giving Vi-Shape by ViSalus Sciences a try. Thanks for reading my review. Here is a link
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Friday, July 22, 2011
This daily deal is for NuMe curling Irons and styling products , these are professional styling products that are normally every pricey. The deal is you spend 45.00 and they send you a 145 voucher to use on the NuMe site .I normally don't post deals with this high a start up cost but I have seen these advertised in Vogue and other mags and looked into getting one myself . the high price was not with in my budget but this deal makes it affordable so I thought I would post it .these will probably go fast because stylists would love this sale . Here is a link -join and than click daily deal it should be the first one top right corner
Thursday, July 21, 2011
This unit will beep when you are finished with an area of the face and ready to move on the the next. It is safe to use in the shower or Bathtub for superior body cleaning. It also came with the charger so no batteries are involved. I'm going to have to keep it charging for 24 hours before trying it,I expect they shipped it fast because they want us to post how well it works over the next few weeks. I'm so in love with the Vogue Influencer Network
This is a great flash sale for baby pjs all very cute the deal is you spend 15.00 and they give you a voucher to spend for 40.00 at the PJs Store called My Baby PJs this would be awesome for a new parent,baby shower or christening
and Now Im able to give you 5.00 off with code MOREPULP5 you must use my link and than in put the code on a 10.00 or more order
here is a link
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St Augustine is one of the oldest city in America. Here are some historic facts about St Augustine that really make it worth the trip.
•1565-1763: St. Augustine earns fame as the first permanent European settlement in what is now the U.S., kicking off the first period of Spanish rule.
•1763-1784: Diplomatic agreements make Florida part of the British Empire.
•1784-1820: Spain's support of America during the American Revolution returns Florida, and St. Augustine, to Spain.
•1821: In a final change of hands, the U.S. purchases Florida from Spain. St. Augustine emerges as an American city tinged with an array of influences.
Old Town St Augustine is literally filled with places to see, first one the list would be the Castillo de San Marcos built in 1672 by the Spanish, its a wonderful attraction and must see. You can walk through this fort and They often have reenactments of battles which will add a authentic touch to any tour.
On Your visit you can walk through Old Town, where everything to see is in one place. One of the most popular attractions is the old town cemetery , only a few graves are still their as the town had to build over much of it but you can still take pictures of some of these old resting places that are unique to St Augustine.
Just a little passed Old Town is the Fantastic St Augustine Lighthouse. The Lighthouse is one of the tallest in America, its a real challenge to clime to the top and if you can manage it they give your a certificate saying you did. The popular TV Series Ghost Hunters has Investigated this lighthouse and found out some spooky things about it. The Lighthouse is also part of some of the Haunted/ Ghost tours you can sign up to take. It really is lovely, and a must see.
For a wonderful luxurious place to stay in St Augustine you have your choice of many B&Bs along Old Town road and you can even take one of the many ghost tours, which are a big attraction for tourists .
One of the better Hotels is the Casa Monica Hotel located across from the Lichtner Museum. The Lichtner Museum is just one of my favorite things to do in St Augustine, its literally filled with history and since Old Town is So Old you will see some unique things here than cant be found in other places.
St Augustine has something for everyone, steeped in history and tradition it offers historic building, unique Museum's, horse and buggy tours and lots of shopping for souvenirs and antiques. St Augustine is actually an antiquers dream come true their are very many antique shops from the fountain of youth exhibit all the way down to the fort.
St Augustine has many attractions but for today I concentrated on old town, their is so much more to see in the city and area. I hope to tell you more about interesting sites in other post soon.
thanks for Reading
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
1 Carmex Lime Twist click stick
1 Carmex Vanilla click stick
1 Certified Awesome Picnic blanket* (it's really cute)
1 Carmex Moisture Plus® clear satin gloss finish
so be on the look out if you want to win . Thanks for looking
here is what I did
10.00 Voucher for joining
5.00 in pay pal money I had
this gave me 15.00 for a 30.00 voucher to D'dara
my 30.00 voucher was spent on the perfume which costs 31.00 with free shipping . so I got a large bottle of perfume for 6.00 because of this deal .check out the photo.
I post about these deals all the time so if you missed this one be sure to check out my posts for more from savemore or you can join here and get your 10.00 for joining and never miss a new deal
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I got my blog win today by UPS its the cocky alarm clock I won from Being Frugal and Making it Work! This is an awesome prize and I had tried several time to win one and finely did. The way this works is you set the alarm time , the alarm will go off and you can hit the snooze button once, after that the clock will jump off your nightstand and run around the room and hide from you until you find it and turn off the alarm. I wanted to see how this worked so I set the alarm and let it go off. I took this video of it running around the room. Asia may dog was chasing it as it went and hid under the bed. I love it, its so cute and I will never oversleep again lol
Monday, July 18, 2011
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
In Breath of an angel we meet Melaia a young Priestess who has just witnessed a terrible murder in the temple courtyard, Shocked and doubting what she actually saw could a large hawk have really done this to this poor man and why.
As the story progresses Melaia finds herself sent off to court to play the harp for her lord. Melaia does not want to leave the safety of her temple but orders are orders. Before leaving Melaia finds out some of the old tales she has heard about all her life seem to have different endings and the myth of angels may not be myth after all. Finding herself in the middle of a feud between two Immortal brothers she finds refuge with a band of angels attempting to restore the stairway to heaven.
This is a Fiction Fantasy novel with everything a young adult reader would love, good vs bad angels shapeshifters,immortal humans and compelling mystery. Melaia finds out what her destiny is in all this and how she may be the only one who can restore whats been destroyed and save the world from a dark Malevolence.
I would recomend this to anyone who is interested in angels, fantasy, folklore or mysteries
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Sunday, July 17, 2011
Usually, Sundays are slow for cool stuff or hearing from insiders groups and I mostly play my games on Sundays. Today my dad was stopping by so I was busy getting everything in order and did not even check my email till way late . Thinking nothing ever happens on a Sunday I finely got around to looking at my email and I'm soooo glad I did .
You may have seen me post about the new Clarisonic Plus and clarisonic products in general for the Vogue influence network recently . well today I got a Clarisonic challenge which means Vogue is sending me the new Clarisonic plus system to try for myself . Gosh I almost missed it, when I got there they only had 90 left, if I would have been any later I might have missed out because these gifts from Vogue go lightning fast. I'm actually surprised that I was able to get one as the email had been sitting their all morning .
I know a few weeks ago I posted an invite for my friends to join the VIN here on my blog as this group is by invite only -I know some of you did apply . If you did get in, check your emails or just go right to the site the offer should be their for you if they are not all gone. I wanted to post this earlier but my dad was here for a visit and could not get to it till now.
The Clarisonic Plus
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Saturday, July 16, 2011
This Is really awesome if you have a blog or website you can add A Goodsearch widget to your page so that your readers can search or shop through it and your charity gets money. I just did this and put it on my blog - you can select any charity you support large or small their are 1000s of them. all you do is select your charity from the list than go to the button that says Spread the word. scroll down and pick a widget or if you do not have a bog download the search toolbar. every time you search your charity will get cash. Its searching for a good cause. you can even pick local charities ,animal charities, ministries, and health or disease charities. Its a real easy way to support your favorite charity or ministry. I urge you to all put one on your blogs. Thanks for reading
here is a link
I was able to try this great spray on skin regenerator from Regeneration USA recently and I gotta say I just love it, its so easy to use and I have replaced my usual face spritzer with this product in my nightly skin care routine. It has really made my skin look fresher and softer. I like it so much better than what I was using.I personally think its a fantastic product and well worth the price. this is organic so you do not have to worry about hurting you skin with a bunch of possibly harmful chemicals. I am hoping to do a video review for this product soon but I wanted to get the review up and running first. Here is some awesome info about this anti-aging skin regenerator from regeneration USA . these products can be found here online at
penetrates Skin with Fulvic and Ionic minerals.
contains essential amino acids for healthy skin
replenishes lost mineral nutrients to skin
promotes firm texture ,smooth and nourished skin for a healthy glow
relieves skin conditions -Lines,wrinkles,age spots and dark circles
and will also relieve sunburn , cuts and abrasions .
Have some questions , here are some great answers
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Friday, July 15, 2011
They should still be running their get 5.00 when you join thing so if you are not a member you could get this even cheaper . this is actually the deal for tomorrow but it looks like you can ad it to your cart today . the deal is pay 11.00 for a 25.00 voucher off Little Bugaboos items . These would be awesome for a baby shower- this is a picture from their website I wanted to show you how cute these are , they even have monkey hats and other hats all very cute
go here sign up and than click tomorrows deal
Thursday, July 14, 2011
In order to get the 10.00 in your account you have to use this link http://www.homesav.com
they have some cute things and new stuff daily , each deal is only good for so long its a lot like gilt group or other flash sale sites here are some pictures of what they have I think are cute
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I just joined the Beauty Club you will get to try high end free samples - Now you do have to pay for shipping so it would be good to buy something else they have E.L.F products on a great deal and also mini trial sized perfume's some as low as 55 cents . they really have a bunch of great deals -this site has haircare,perfume,accessories and all manner of great stuff at very low prices . and you will get to try stuff before they go to market at a really low price . I hope you give it a look, it cant hurt to check it out