Description: Marigold Appleton was made for the laid-back beach life of picturesque WaterColor, Florida. Unfortunately, her bank account was not. She’s about to lose her gift shop due to her hidden location. When the town which rarely allows hotels announces they are designating a plot of land for one, Marigold convinces her father to bid on the land and build one of his boutique hotels on it so she can move her shop into it. But also bidding on the same plot of land is property developer and insanely hunky Dane Knight. She’s got to keep her guard up, because his interest in her may be only to get her to drop her bid for the land. She just wishes he wasn’t the first guy in years to make her knees buckle.
For weeks, Dane has been trying to get the girl he met at the bonfire out of his brain. As she crystalizes in front of him at the bar of the WaterColor clubhouse, he knows his daydreams of her didn’t stack up to the real thing. But he just got out of a poisonous relationship. His ex has a bad habit of dropping her kids off without notice, and he’s too big of a sucker for them to say no. A relationship with Marigold is out of the question. But after he gives in to his weakness for her for the first time, he knows he’s never going to be able to get her out of his heart.
WaterColor Wishes was my first book I read by Melissa Chambers and let me just tell you I want to read the rest of her series! This is the fourth book in her series: Love Along 30a. 30A is on the panhandle of Florida. If you have never been there, I highly recommend it! I have been there and the beach are the atmosphere is great! Dane met Marigold at a bond fire and has not stopped thinking about her. One night Dane and his twin brother are at a bar and see Marigold. You will not believe what happens during this section! It will make you question if they can even have a relationship. Marigold has a gift shop that is not doing the best due to location, but Dane save the day when he came to help her with a costume contact with the kids. Marigold was surprised by how well Dane worked with kids that it threw red flags out there. Dane comes with baggage, but I am not going to tell you how, you will have to read and find out.I do like how the book had each of them work throughout their lives and how it would have been done in real life. This book was so good it could be turned into a film. I highly recommend reading it and I plan on reading more of the series soon!
Each of the following statements relates to one of the four basic personality types: Melancholy, Phlegmatic, Sanguine, and Choleric. Which of these statements do you relate to most? – Whether at home or work, I am well organized and keep everything in its proper place. – It’s difficult for me to express excitement, even about something that’s really important to me. – When shopping at the mall, it’s not unusual for me to forget where I parked the car. – I get annoyed when my employees don’t follow my instructions to the letter. In Personality Plus, Florence Littauer gives you valuable insight for appreciating your one-of-a-kind, God-given personality. She includes a Personality Profile test that reveals how your unique blend of traits affects your emotions, work performance, and relationships. Through humorous anecdotes and straightforward counsel, Personality Plus guides you to improve upon your strengths and correct your weaknesses. This engaging book also provides keys to understanding those around you. You’ll learn how to accept-and even enjoy-the traits that make each of us so different. Personality Plus is the tool you need to change your life, and the lives of those you care about, for the better. About the Author Florence Littauer is the best-selling author of Silver Boxes, Personality Plus for Couples, Personality Plus for Parents, and several other books. She speaks internationally at seminars and retreats and is the president of CLASS Speakers, Inc. She and her husband, Fred, live in California.
I highly recommend reading this book. Everyone is different and this book helps you understand why. I like how the author had their own stories in the book as well. The book explains 4 different personalities and gives great examples on how to work with each other. I had no idea I would like a book about personalities, but I feel like it has helped me become more aware of others and why they might be the way they are and that is helpful.
I enjoyed this book so much that I decided to give it a friend to read and we plan on using it as a giveaway in our face book group.
Publication date: June 18th 2019 Genres: Adult, Contemporary,
Five days of crazy no-strings sex. That was the deal. But when feelings sneak in, the risks are too high…
Fern Laughlin prefers two things to help deal with stress—whiskey or sex. The mysterious, handsome stranger at the hotel bar is the perfect combination and the best distraction before the night of her big event. After all, her job’s at stake—she has to raise revenue by five percent or she’s out of a career.
Rylan Cirula despises events like Silvas car shows but his late father’s wish was to get his ’67 Meridian certified in every category. Rylan follows through and is surprised to learn his amazing hookup was the vice-president of the company—and she’s not happy when he pursues her the next day.
She can’t afford any distractions during the show, but Rylan can’t get her out of his mind. She doesn’t care about his money and he doesn’t care about her aversion to relationships. Five days of crazy no-strings-attached sex. That’s the deal they strike.
But neither is prepared for feelings to find their way into the bedroom…
Once I read what this book was going to be about. I started it right away and didn’t stop until I finished it. It only took me two days to finish. There was days of hot steamy sex, car shows, and maybe even a love story. Will Ryland and Fern just have 5 days of sex and no strings attacked? I was surprised to find out that the location of the book is right here in St. Louis where I LIVE! I knew exactly where the author was talking about on some of locations in the book. I enjoy books that you can use your imagination and picture everything that is happening. It was even better since I knew some of the locations that the author was talking about. Whiskey Surprises is a 5 star review for me. OH my did you see the cover.. nothing more screams sex. Not just sex, but HOT, Steamy sex.
Thanks for reading my review and I hope you enjoy the book too!
Virginia Beach is a great to get some sun, relax, and walk on the board walk. They all kinds of pizza parlors, shopping stops, and almost 3 mile board walk; that also has a little fair every summer to ride ride’s and eat funnel cakes.
Last but definitely not least, there is plenty of space to have a party. Whether it’s a birthday party, get together, or a wedding reception you count on somewhere to be available.
Virginia has every season, during the summer it’s hot, fall it’s beautiful and breezy (my fav season), winter it’s cold and snows, and during the spring we have blooming flowers and just enough rain to make the leaves grow pretty.
I would recommend visiting Virginia!!
Heyy guys I’m Ashlee from Virginia, and I write a lifestyle blog at ashleenicolexplained.com. I am also perusing my career by becoming a real estate agent, in school now, very excited to start selling houses. I have an amazing boyfriend who loves me for who I am, and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with him! I love meeting new people, makeup, fashion, food, and anything else that could possibly make people happy!
I was nominated for this one by Melissa with Disabled Disney and I love reading her blogs! This one is about answering 73 questions!!! Apparently this one was inspired by Vogue Magazine and asks you these questions to really get to know you! Then you nominate 12 people!!!!
1.What is your usual Starbucks order? Mocha with a shot of hazelnut. I will take it hot or cold! Hot in the winter, cold in the summer! YUUMMMMY! Might need to go today.
2. What does your workstation look like?At my full time job it is organized! It includes a calendar, photos, and a 3 drawer area that is also organized with files and pens, highlighters and cards.
3. Favorite food? My favorite food is steak.
4. Favorite Author? Oh my! This is a hard questions! I am going to go with who is my current favorite author. Her name is Marla Machado. She has two books that really enjoyed reading. The Road Back and The Road to Forever
. 5. What do you think of open relationships? I would not personally have an open relationship. Those that have one, its cool, whatever floats your boat.
6. Favorite video game? Mario Kart 8 on the switch. OR I just started a new game with cruise ships where you can build your own ship. I am really liking that one too!
Thank you very much for nominating me for this award! I love doing these! Be sure to check out Beth’s blog she has several different niches so you will find something you like I am sure! https://newagedreamchick.com/
The rules of the Sunshine Blogger Award are as follows:
•Thank the person who nominated you and links back to their site.
•Answer the 11 questions asked by your nominator.
•Nominate at least 11 more bloggers for the award and write 11 new, creative questions for your nominees to answer.
•Notify your nominees via social media or by commenting on their blog.
•List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your site or in your post.
1. What is your favorite genre to read and write? I like to read romance, erotic literature, crime, chick lit and mystery. Writing wise I need to explore and write more and figure that out. I want to try and write something different each month like a short story and then invite other bloggers to add to the story.
2. Is there anything in your past you would change? NOTHING! Yes, I think oh if I could I would change this, but once I really think about that no I would not because my past is how I am made. I am stronger because of my past.
3.What is your biggest accomplishment? My biggest accomplishment so far is raising my child single, going to school and working all at the same time. Finished school and continued to raise my son. I got pregnant at 19 and he is now 13 and has turned out great! He is in all advance classes and gets good grades, he is respectful and honest. Hopefully that does not change throughout his teenage years. I am sure we will have our ups and down during those years, but I am much more stable and married now and we can work together as a team.
4. What is your biggest fear? Dying before I can see more of the world.
5.Do you have any furbabies? (if you do, what breeds) YES! I have a cat and a dog. Cat is yellow tab and dog is Japanese chin toy Chihuahua mix.
6. If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Hawaii.
7. Do you prefer vacationing at the beach or in the mountains? BEACH!
8. Are you more urban, suburban or rural? Rural, I think.
9. What would your dream profession be? Blogging. Traveling.
10. What are your feelings on the oxford comma? Punctuation is not my thing. I don’t care about it.
11. If you only had 1 day left to live, what would you do? What would your last meal be? I would be with my family at the beach and I would eat steak!
BOOK DETAILS: Magnolia Road by J. Lynn Bailey (Granite Harbor #3) Publication date: January 29th 2019 Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
Description: On the outside, Bryce Hayes is satisfied with the structure of her life, her demanding career, and series of no-strings-attached relationships, but her brother bounces in and out of rehab, her mother thinks she can beat her son’s addiction, and her father is simply doing what he can to keep a semblance of “normal”. When Bryce’s father, Congressman Hayes, orders her to Granite Harbor, Maine, due to a string of threats to their family coming from an unidentifiable source, she doesn’t expect Ethan Casey, the sexy soldier who slept with her, then walked out, without so much as a goodbye, to be her landlord. Ethan’s past is riddled with chaos, bullets, and loud noise. After returning to his small town after the war, he’s determined to get back to his roots. Peace, quiet, and working as a game warden for the Maine Warden Service sounds right as rain. But with Bryce in Granite Harbor, staying in his house on Magnolia Road, Ethan can’t stop thinking about his future—and that includes Bryce. But to make things right with the love of his life, he’ll have to open old wounds…and risk losing her forever. Note to readers, each book can be read as a stand alone.
Once I started reading this book I couldn’t put it down. My husband came into the room and turned off the lights because it was bed time, not once but TWICE! I even took the book with me to work so I could read it on my lunch break. I enjoyed the small town love story, but inside that love story there were struggles including PTSD and Addition. I felt something for each character and enjoyed the build up of how it ended. I like how I knew something about each character and when a new one was introduced it was not too little information about the person there was just the right amount and how they intertwine with the main characters. My most favorite part of this book is when Ethan is with James and James’s says “You can’t control life, Ethan. The only things you can control are your attitudes and your actions. Everything else, you’re powerless. You can’t control how love works. You aren’t that powerful” . That part is so real, truthful and powerful to me and hopefully others. Which is why I typed it out in my review. I do recommended reading this book and I know that this is the third book in her series and plan on reading the others soon.
About the book and Emily: Emily Priest’s first compilation, Nicotine and Napalm, is a raw and unflinching exploration of love and loss. This collection of prose and poetry is one woman’s account of growing up in the modern world and her own discovery of sexuality, strength and weakness. Find out more about Emily on her website: http://emilythewriter.co.uk Or on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @EmilytheWriter
MY REVIEW: I read this book twice and I do recommended that do you that. You will feel and appreciate the writing more each time you read her book. It is raw and full of emotion. The book is a short quick read and easy to follow. Poetry is not for everyone, but if you like poetry then you should check this book out!OH, did you see the cover? It is BEAITUIFUL! I love the feel of the book in my hands.
GIVEAWAY:When I get gifted a book I like to pass it along to those that might also like it. My only requirement is that you write your name or location in the book and share it once you are finished with it. It is my goal to read, review, give and see how far the book goes. To enter just comment and share! Winner will be chosen on July 2, 2019.
When I first started this blog series, I thought that I would have finished it by now. I have learned a lot about the different states so far, but we are still not finished because I want a guest blogger for each state to share! So, the ones that are finished are clickable and will take you to the state blog, but the ones that are not I am still working on getting guest bloggers or finishing them up. If you know someone that would like to write about one of the red states please share this with them!
Thank you for reading! Please help spread the word that I am looking for guest bloggers for the highlighted states and the ones that are underlined you can click on and see all fun stuff to do at those states!
The great state of Oklahoma is known for its many casino’s and tornadoes, but I want to reassure you that it has so much more to offer than it’s very shiny, very flashy gambling facilities and unthinkable weather.
Oklahoma is the home much of our countries Native America history, it has some of the most beautiful state parks, museums and festivals full of so much history and yes of course, those casino’s everyone is talking about. I want to make sure that I give you a glimpse of some of the parts of Oklahoma that are not common knowledge, some inside local advice if you will.
Fun Facts About Oklahoma!
Let’s start off with some fun facts, shall we?
The world’s first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City, on July 16, 1935
Okmulgee owns the world record for largest pecan pie, pecan cookie, pecan brownie, and biggest ice cream and cookie party
Garth Brooks was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He grew up in Yukon, Oklahoma.
At around 200, Oklahoma has more man-made lakes than any other state.
More than Casino’s and Tornadoes
Did you see that, Garth Brooks was born and raised in this amazing state. The rumor is Nashville the place to be, but in reality Oklahoma’s your best bet if you want to make as a country singer. Need more proof than the King of Country, well there is also Blake Shelton, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Ronnie Dunn, and many more so hurry on over aspiring country singers were waiting for you! All joking aside I want to make sure that you understand how truly incredible Oklahoma really is.
How to Get Around
With a perfect combination of city and country, Oklahoma is a center spot to meet all personality types. Depending on which part of the state you choose to state can determine the transportation style you want to choose also. While, I highly recommend driving or renting a car while visiting Oklahoma because of the relaxed nature of the state, however there are some areas like Oklahoma City that have public transportation. Unlike some states, Oklahoma does not normally have a ton of traffic and we have plenty of parking, so that should not be a problem either.
If you have ever wanted to take a road trip, Route 66 is one of the most well known historical routes in the United States. Oklahoma is right in the heart of this beautiful history. So you can enjoy a great road trip see some historical town and follow the best of Route 66.
Oklahoma is home to many beautiful state parks, each with its very own unique charm that has a lasting affect on those who visit them. If you are looking for an unforgettable nature experience you can find an array of activities such as lodging, fishing, swimming, hiking, Kayaking and hunting at most if not all of the Oklahoma State Parks.
My families favorite Oklahoma state parks to visit is Beavers Bend.
Beavers Bend is a wonderful place for nature lovers of all ages and is located in the mountainous region of southeast Oklahoma along the shores of Broken Bow Lake and the Mountain Fork River. It is a wonderful place to slow down, unwind and enjoy the beauty and nature that Oklahoma has to offer. Whether you enjoy the luxurious glam-ping experience or the one with nature experiences, you can find it here.
Beavers bend offers many different options for luxury cabin rentals. These cabins are beautiful, spacious and modern. Most offer a extra amenities such as hot tubs on the balcony, playground equipment for the kids, and full kitchens, which makes our stay so much more relaxing. We have booked our cabins through several different cabin rentals in the past, but our favorite, hassle free choice is Beavers Bend Adventures.
Beavers Bend also provides tent/RV camping, along with many other activities and rental services. Some activities that you can participate in are:
When you visit this amazing state park, you can always cook yourself, but if you want to enjoy some great dining experiences here are two of my favorite places.
The Grateful Head
This groovy pizza joint is a neat change of scenery. Their menu is fully loaded with oddly creative recipes that are worth trying. I recommend the “tree hugger” or the “funky chicken,” both are amazing! For the not so adventurous type, you can make your own safe pizza.
This is my favorite place to eat, it is not only a fun place, but the food and service has always been great. The Blue Rooster serves fried anything you can think of, family style. We always walk away satisfied. Another thing I love is that it is a great place for kids, they roll out a piece of paper to cover the table and the kids (and adults) stay entertained until the food is served. This is a must try!
The Gathering Place
Not too long ago, Facebook went crazy about a place called the Gathering place in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The reviews were amazing, the captions read that it was equivalent to Disney World, but free. I want to tell you, it is a pretty amazing place. We recently went and our kids had an amazing time and I highly recommend it.
There is something to do for all ages, and I mean ALL ages. I found my husband in the play area’s, “testing” the safety of the slides several times.
We got to the park at 9 am and the park was relatively empty. We did not have to fight large crowds of people to enjoy any part of the park. We spent the day climbing ropes, playing in the sand, making tornadoes, climbing in sitting pods and swinging on zip lines, the possibilities were endless!
From a Mom’s Point of View
It was definitely the place to be full of fun and excitement for all member’s of the family. As as a mom I value some parts of the park that my kids or even my husband would never have thought about. There were several bathrooms throughout the park and the were so CLEAN. My children visit the bathrooms a lot, I am certain we went to them all and everyone of them were very well maintained.
The parking was plentiful! now it appeared to get a little busy when we were leaving in the afternoon. Even then though, there were many parking options, unlike some places that you visit. This is always a nice way to start off your trip.
The play area’s were themed and backed by education. I LOVE when my kids are learning while they play. There is an interactive part of the park where you can make tornadoes, learn about music, sounds and echos… We spent quite a bit of time in this area, just trying to figure it all out. The coolest part is that it was designed into a maze, so that alone kept my children busy.
The Thought Behind It
I was fascinated with the amount of thought that was put into creating such an amazing park. The toddler area was not only size appropriate, but the color schemes, the theme and deliberately placement so that parents can see their children was mind blowing and quite honestly, relieving. There was a sand are where toddlers could play and a soft padded ground area.
The bigger play areas had the same thought behind it. The themes were so uniquely interesting. It was not something you have seen over and over again. They put forth the effort to match the theme to the play. The crazy slides were located at the “inventors” play area, the green hanging pods where located in the tree play area, the maze was the theme of the arts and science play area… They put a lot of effort into making sure it was a great experience.
We spent most of our time in the play areas, but there were several other amenities as well. There was a skate park, kids activities and so much more.
They also have a couple eating options with plenty of healthy options that even the kids will love. They have an option to eat outside on the lawn, on picnic tables and inside in the cafe. The prices were a little higher than we normally like to pay, but for free entry they have to make money somewhere.
They do allow you to bring in coolers and outside food. We brought snacks and a small cooler full of drinks and a lunch for my dietary restricted daughter in to the park and had no issues.
Oklahoma is a great place to visit if you are looking for a slower pace relaxing visit. It is not only full of so much history, culture, nature and fun. I highly encourage Oklahoma as a place to visit for all ages.