Friday, June 27, 2014

Discover P&Geveryday

Hey Peeps!! Hope today finds you full of fun, sun and laughter or if you are here in Texas some much- needed rain.   I'm here today to help you discover or in my case, rediscover, the wonderful site that is P&Geveryday.  Yeah, it's so much more than a quick stop to grab a coupon or two before going shopping although that's a great thing and you can also hit up the free samples page too.   Hey, what girl doesn't love free samples?!   Besides P&Geveryday is a long time trusted brand and P&Geveryday™ is your online platform created by Procter & Gamble, a company that has  established brands for the past 175 years, helping families make every day extraordinary. 

The first thing to note when you go to the site is the Menu bar.  It's full of fun exciting relevant topics.        Family Life, Food, Health & WellBeing, Home & Garden, Beauty, and Our Brands.   See what I mean? RELEVANT topics to todays family life.

What will you find at P&Geveryday?

  • Delicious recipes, beauty trends, and smart tips
  • New products to try out for yourself, family and home
  • Product ratings and reviews
  • Fresh ideas and inspiration
  • Coupons and samples from your trusted brands
  • And much more!

I was browsing around the site and wanted to see if I could find something inspirational for the 4th of July but the main page grabbed my attention immediately. CORN DOGS!!!

Well, it could be 4th of July, I mean we are planning on attending a party with friends and we are having hotdogs so it is highly likely I'll whip up a batch of these too but if not we will be seeing these on a dinner menu in the near future.

  Does this say summer or what?!
Now I admit I almost didn't click over on the recipe because I do not fry things in my house.  Oh it's not that I'm all healthy and have a small seizure if someone fries anything it's that I'm too lazy to clean up the mess I'll make.  But I digress let's talk about the corn dogs, I clicked on the link anyway because I'm a sucker for a good 'ole corny dog.  They are baked ya'll!!!!   Oh my happy stars!  Now if you are a neater cook than I am you can also deep fry these babies too.  I'm sure if you toddle around the Home & Garden section for a bit you could certainly find some cleaning tips on getting that kitchen cleaned right up especially if you use one of my all time favorite cleaners.   I mean if they use it to clean up wildlife then I can certainly use it to clean up my kitchen.  

If the thought of a somewhat healthy corn dog makes you as happy as me then just click here and visit the page for Home Made Corn Dogs then spend some time browsing the site and see some of the ways this trusted company to help make your Everyday Life Extraordinary!    

Now I know some of you out there are just Facebook lovers and you prefer to get your information all in one place so don't worry you can go to the P&Geveryday Facebook page and get some great information there as well and of course they are kind enough to have a nice link to get your right over to the website for when something catches your eye that you can't wait to see more about, you know like corn dogs!

Head over to P&Geveryday and see what this great company is doing!
Peace, Love & Corn Dogs!!!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Beach Reading conclusion

So I figured I should finish up the Beach Reading post since you know I've been back home for a week or so now!

If you want to review the first 5 books I read on vacation just click right here and come on back and we'll finish off the list.

Book 6:
Toad in the Hole (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 4)

As you can see this is Book 4 in the series.  I like these books as a fun quick read between your more serious books.  I also like that I can usually pick them up for free or 99 cents and if I pay full price they are usually on a few bucks.   Once again, they aren't going to win a Pulitzer but they are fun, easy books to read.  That is of course if you like reading about a 80's college girl who finds her way into way too much trouble.  Rachael is up to her usual antics but this time she is traveling in London with her newly discovered grandmother.    I would suggest beginning with the first book in the series and progressing through as the relationships and the dynamics depend on the earlier books.  I'm gonna be kind and give you the picture link to the other three books too as sometimes it gets confusing trying to figure out the order of the books to read.

Deep Fried and Pickled (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 1)

Summer Flambè (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles)

Shelled and Shucked (The Rachael O'Brien Chronicles Book 3)

Book 7:

The Quiet Game (Penn Cage Novels)

You guys......I'm in love with this new series of books!!!  I told you I went to Facebook and asked what I should read and I got so many amazing suggestions but my friend Jerry from high school got me started on this author and I'm addicted!!!   I mean this book had me captivated from the beginning.  Let's start with the author Greg Iles, he is crazy good.  I read something that called his writing Southern Gothic.  I'm not sure about that but if you like James Patterson, John Grisham, Sandra Brown, David Baldacci, Harlan Coben or John Sandford then you should give this series a try.   The main character is Penn Cage and is centered in the town of  Natchez, Mississippi when the author actually lives.    This is what Amazon had to say about the book:

When former prosecutor Penn Cage returns to his hometown of Natchez, Mississippi, he doesn't find the peace he desperately craves. He finds that his own father is being blackmailed by a corrupt ex-cop. And when Penn investigates, he uncovers a murderous secretand the small town's violent past.

I'm not telling you anything more other than READ THESE BOOKS!!!!   The worst part about the book is you can't stop reading and then it is over.  Love them   A+++++++

Book 8:

Turning Angel: A Novel (A Penn Cage Novel)

I"m about 60% through this book and it is equally captivating.  It's phenomenal and I can't wait to see how this mystery unfolds.   I'm not going to put the Amazon synopsis of the book in here because quite frankly it gives away the ending of the first book and I want you to enjoy the first book as much as I did.  I'm going to go ahead and rate the book even though I'm not done because there is no way I'll be disappointed.  I can't thank Jerry enough for the recommendations of this series and my rating is A+.

So there you have it, 7 complete books on vacation and 1 started.   It was a great time and I have so many other things to post about and will do my best.  Believe it or not I'm still cooking and cleaning and gardening and  ready to start decorating this new house so we are gonna have a busy summer my friends!!

                                                              Peace, Love & Yummy books!!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Reading at the Beach

Hi Dee Ho Peeps!!!!

I'm in the middle of an amazing 2 week stay at the beach and let me tell you, I've been reading like crazy!!!!    Instead of bombarding you with all the pictures of the awesome food we are consuming I thought I'd let you in on what I've been reading!

Book #1

Save the Date by Mary Kay Andrews

I am a HUGE fan of the delightful Mary Kay Andrews and I was wonderfully blessed to win a House Party featuring this amazing author! Part of the party pack that I received was an advance copy of her newest book that will be released on June 3rd.   Peeps, it is funny and full of the most lovable Southern characters and if you need a great book that just makes you smile then read it.  You'll wish you were hanging out in Savannah with Cara the florist.   My grade A+

Book #2

Dark Places: A Novel by Gillian Flynn

This is the second novel written by Gillian Flynn and the second I've read.  Much like many other people she sucked me into her deep dark world with Gone Girl.  She's an amazing writer with a very strange and twisted mind but she keeps me reading and thinking.   This is a DARK story much like Gone Girl and she did in fact surprise me in the end, just not as much.   This was a great book though and I do recommend it if you can handle this type of dark material.  It's fiction must remember that!!     My rating A+

UPDATE:   I just found out that this book is also being made into a movie coming out in September of 2014.  Sounds like a big year for Gillian Flynn books at the movies.   Chalize Theron is cast as the main character and I'll have to see, she's gonna need to be VERY convincing as a Libby Day because she is not who I pictured in that role.  I was thinking maybe Amy Adams, Emma Stone, someone on that line.  We shall see but I will definitely see this movie too!

Book #3

Always the Baker, Finally the Bride: Another Emma Rae Creation | Book 4

I've read all the books now in the Emma Rae Always the Baker series.   After I read something as dark and twisted as Dark Places I need something light and easy and fun.   I always enjoy the Emma Rae books and this was just what I needed.   A great beach read and something that lifts my spirits out of the depths of darkness.   A good fun series to read.   My rating A-

(Hey I'm on a roll here, nothing bad so far)
This is also where I hit a lull and could not decide what I wanted to read next so I took to the Facebook and got some great suggestions for my next reading adventures.   I got so many great suggestions and my Amazon wish list is now filled to the brim with books to read and the promise of some excellent new authors to get to know.

Book #4

Dixie Diva Blues

While narrowing down my reading choices I decided to read another in this fun series.   Once again another Southern series.  Trinket and Bitty and the Divas are up to their usual shenanigans and at this point I feel like I know these crazy ladies.   I finished this book in about a day and a half so you can tell that it is a nice easy fun read.  Another great beach book!!   My rating A-

Book #5

Sharp Objects: A Novel

After a couple of recommendations I decided to finish out Gillian Flynn's repertoire  with her first novel.   She is seriously a disturbed lady  :-)   Actually I'm only about half way through this book and it isn't nearly as twisted and deranged as the other two but still good.   I can't wait to see where she is going with this book although I have formed some preliminary ideas, they are probably way off base but that's the fun in reading isn't it?
UPDATE:   I finished this book this morning and I'll have to say my suspicions about where the story was headed was partially correct and my rating is an A-.  I definitely didn't enjoy this one as much as the other two books but it was still good.

I'll give you my final rating as soon as I finish with an update to this post and let you know what I decided to read next.   It'll be something light and fun though then we will move on to another serious  thriller.

Happy Days for me are spent at the beach with a kindle loaded full of books.  That's a good day!!
What about you peeps, what do you do at the beach?  Read any good books lately?   Let's fill the comment section with book ideas.  I have to keep loaded up on books, it's a 12 hour drive home you know!!!

Peace, Love & Beach Reading

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