Product Review: Decorative Mouse Pad Art Print Eiffel Tower Paris Stamped Postcard

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Decorative Mouse Pad Art Print Eiffel Tower Paris Stamped Postcard by School Supplies

I bought mine on Amazon!

Details:

  • Beautiful Art Mouse Pad
  • Accentuate Your Desk.
  • Non-slip rubber backing.
  • Thickest Pad available at 1/4 Inch Thick.

 

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I love the Eiffel Tower and I personally don’t think I have enough of them in my office. So when I saw this vintage looking mouse pad I had to get it!

It arrived very quickly and was packaged nicely.

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It is so lovely and perfect for my desk. I love using it and seeing it everyday. It fits in with my décor.

I am very pleased with it and I like how well it goes with my mouse! It is not too thick and not too thin. If I wanted to take it with my laptop I could easily pack it up.

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*I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion. I was not paid for this post and all opinions and experiences are my own.

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$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Giveaway: Heart of the Billionaire by Jenifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole

Heart of the Billionaire The scrumptiously romantic series continues with the second book in the Almost an Angel Series by Bestselling Authors Jenifer Youngblood and Sandra Poole

Gracie, an angel-in-training, has completed her first assignment, reuniting Alex and Dawson after their tumultuous breakup. Her elation is cut short when she receives her next assignment: Brooke Matthews—the snotty, entitled, princess, who did everything in her power to snatch Dawson away from Alex.

Where in the world will Gracie find a man to put up with this beauty of a beast? Nash Rigby is a bull rider. Used to taking life by the horns, he’s willing to enter into an arrangement—a dubious arrangement—to save his father’s ranch. He’s trained to hang on for all he’s worth for eight seconds, but can this cowboy hang on to Brooke long enough to win the prize? Or, will he be able to see Brooke’s inner beauty and find the love of a lifetime? Maybe … with a little help from an almost angel.

Faced with the insurmountable task of helping the cowboy and the billionaire’s daughter fall in love, Gracie digs in, determined to do things her way. When Sheldon, a dark angel with killer looks, floats back into her life, err … afterlife, Gracie must fight against her growing attraction to heaven’s bad boy. Heart of the Billionaire is a stand-alone novel. But to get the full effect of how things work in the realm of angels, check out Candlelight Kisses (Book 1 in the Almost an Angel Series)

amazon Praise for the Series:

“I did not see that ending coming! Gracie is not what I expected either…she doesn’t fit the mold of what you think an “angel-in-training” is supposed to be like, and it will be fun to see her continue to learn and change. I love her mentor, Gertrude! It is a fun, clean romance that keeps you interested and entertained. Eagerly anticipating the next one in the series!” by Verified Amazon Customer “Love this series! Nash’s desire to save his father’s ranch touched me. And it helped he’s hot and swoon worthy! And Gracie’s love story with the ‘bad boy’ makes it even more interesting! Love this! Don’t miss it!” Always Reading

add to goodreads   Excerpt From Heart of the Billionaire (Book 2 in The Almost an Angel Series)

Stewart Matthews sat poised on the edge of his seat, his body taut—his face wearing the laser-beam focus of a General preparing for battle. In many ways, he was fighting the greatest battle of his life, for it involved the heart of the one he loved the most. He could only see one way to help Brooke, but she wouldn’t like it. In fact, she would be so angry that she might never speak to him again. That was the price he would have to pay for attempting to save her. Better to be a parent than a friend.

Even though he dreaded what was to come, he knew there was no other option. His money had been the thing that sent Brooke down her path of self-destruction. He could only hope that it would also be the catalyst that would save her A feeling of resignation settled over him as he looked down at the blank page. Then he picked up the pen and began to write … My Darling Brooke, From the moment you were born and I held you in my arms, I knew that my life would never again be the same.

Never before had I experienced such pure and complete love. And that love has only grown and multiplied over the years. You are my heart, my primary responsibility, and I will take any measures necessary to protect you, even if that means protecting you from yourself. Sweetheart, my only desire is that you find joy and contentment—the kind that can only come from within. You need to learn to love unconditionally and to love someone so completely that you are willing to put his needs before your own.

Please know that I have spent many a night, walking the floors, trying to determine the best course of action to set you back on the right path. A way has been opened up, and I intend to take full advantage of it. My only hope is that you will one day find it in your heart to forgive me, for what I’m about to do.

A knock sounded. He looked up as his assistant stuck her head in the door. “I’m sorry to disturb you, but the attorney is here and waiting in the conference room. It’s time.” The moment of truth was here. Once he signed the documents, there would be no going back. He blew out a breath, a rigid look of determination on his lined face. “Tell them I’ll be there in five minutes.” 

 

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Jennifer Youngblood & Sandra Poole Jennifer and Sandra—daughter and mother writing duo—have been writing together for many years and have over a dozen published novels, a collection of short stories, and a children’s book (released under the pen name of Periwinkle Blue). They feel it’s a great privilege to be able to collaborate with each other as it adds a depth and spice to their work that neither of them could get independently. For them, writing is a continual journey of discovery. They have so many ideas for books that it’s hard to focus on one at a time. Both of them have a penchant for chocolate, seafood, and movies. Jennifer has a B.A. in English and Social Sciences from BYU Hawaii, and Sandra has a Masters in Business Administration. Jennifer and Sandra now live in the Rocky Mountains with their families.

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Excerpt: Behind The Mask by Linda Joyce

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Behind the Mask Synopsis:

Former model Chalise Boudreau returns to Louisiana after ten years and faces an uncertain future. Watching her budget, she’s living with her mother and plans to open a luxury salon, but she fears the community sees her homecoming as a failing, and she knows any malicious gossip will jeopardize her success.

Once bad-boy, now entrepreneur Chaz Riboucheaux is home and trying to rebuild his old reputation. He believes one of his companies, the Magnolia May, a pirate ship, can make Ascension a tourist destination, but the mayor refuses to grant him a lease at the city’s dock.
Chalise and Chaz come face to face at a Twelfth Night party. Years ago, he stood her up and left her brokenhearted. Now her brain is at war with her heart, but her body has a mind of its own. As Chaz leads her across the dance floor, he knows when the music stops it won’t be the end of their waltz. He has questions only she can answer, and he won’t stop until he gets what he wants.

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Excerpt:

Now he was back. She was home.

The pain of the past stabbed at her. Her chest tightened. He could live anywhere. Why had he picked Ascension? His nearness created a tension she couldn’t avoid. She would die of a thousand little cuts. No one need ever know how much she still cared for Chaz. Including her mother.

He was an enigma. An aloofness replaced his tough outer shell. He moved with confident masculine grace—much more appealing than any male model she’d ever dated. He looked way too sexy in a pirate costume. And then there were his business connections. The boy had savvy and brains.

Back in high school, teachers had underestimated him. She once got a glimpse of his grades—stellar. He possessed a razor-sharp mind hidden under his renegade veneer. Now he sported a fancy Harvard degree. She, on the other hand, never graduated from college. Modeling got in the way. Life had taken them on different journeys and handed them a reversal of fortune. What would he want with her now?

Secretly, she was happy for Chaz. He had accomplished much. After all, he somehow finagled the great Salanger to headquarter his business in Ascension.

She touched her lips. Chaz’s stolen kiss came ten years too late.

And that broke her heart a little more.

She wanted nothing from him, except for him to stop haunting her dreams.

Linda Joyce Bio:

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Linda Joyce is an award-winning and Amazon best selling author who writes about assertive females and the men who can’t resist them in her Fleur de Lis series and Fleur de Lis Brides series. Linda’s a big fan of jazz and blues. She attributes her love of those musical genres to her southern roots, which run deep in Louisiana. If you walk-through several New Orleans cemeteries you’ll find many of her people buried there. She penned her first manuscript while living in Japan, the country where her mother was born and raised. Now she lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and four-legged boys—Beau, Jack, and Renior—who think she’s their pet.  www.linda-joyce.com

 

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Amazon: http://amzn.com/B01EKCKXCI

Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/634033

Barnes & Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/behind-the-mask-linda-joyce/1123762025?ean=2940153004969

Links:

Website: http://www.linda-joyce.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LindaJoyceAuthor

Twitter: @LJWriter  https://twitter.com/LJWriter

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6950241.Linda_Joyce

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My Sunday Catch Up Post # 60

 

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Hello everyone and welcome….

I am linked up at:

Sunday Post

Sunday Post hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer

Mailbox Monday

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This past week on my blog:

Product Review: ActiveUmbrella Pro Fully Auto Open Close Travel Umbrella
$20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway and Excerpt: Eerie by C.M. McCoy
$20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: Withering Rose (Once Upon a Curse #2) by Kaitlyn Davis
Waiting on Wednesday: The Curse of Tenth Grave (Charley Davidson #10) by Darynda Jones
Having An Emoji Party This Summer?
$5 Amazon Gift Card and Excerpt: Bet On Me by Mia Hoddell
Spray Paint It Saturday–The Purple Planter!

$20 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway: The Midnight Society (The Midnight Chronicles #1) by Rhonda Sermon

Cover Reveal: Caught in the Ripples by S. McPherson

$10 Amazon gift card + paperback of Mystical (Mystical #1) by Michael Weekly

Dragon Statue Trinket Box Giveaway by Red Adept Publishing

Swag Giveaway: Under My Skin by Laura Diamond

$50 Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash Giveaway: From Titans by Mary Ting

Signed Copy Giveaway: Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek

Excerpt: Behind The Mask by Linda Joyce

Coming this week on my blog:

Product Review: Decorative Mouse Pad Art Print Eiffel Tower Paris Stamped Postcard

Product Review: KwikSafety Class 3 High Vis Reflective Short Sleeve Moisture Wicking ANSI Safety Shirt

Waiting on Wednesday: Happy Ever After in Christmas by Debbie Mason

Release Day: Deliverance by Adrienne Monson

Win The Entire Series Giveaway: The Ceruleans (5 Book Series) by Megan Tayte

Dragon Coloring Book + Colored Pencils & Dragon Plush Giveaway: The Queen’s Dance by Jamie K. Schmidt

Product Review: WONDER CLIPS 50-PACK – Variety of Vibrant Colors! All Purpose Craft Clips

(This is not everything that will be happening this week. I have a couple more things planned so be sure to stop by and check them out!)

Received For Review:

Sweet Resolve (Lucky, #2)  Blood Lust (The Sentinels #3)  Sweet Tomorrows (Rose Harbor #5)

Sweet Resolve (Lucky #2) by Jill Sanders

Blood Lust (The Sentinels #3) by Alexandra Ivy

Sweet Tomorrows (Rose Harbor #5) by Debbie Macomber

What I am Currently Reading:

Then He Kissed Me (Cottonbloom Novels, #2)

Then He Kissed Me (Cottonbloom Novels #2) by Laura Trentham

What I am Currently Listening to:

The Journey So Far - The Best Of Loreena McKennitt (Deluxe Edition)

The Journey So Far – The Best Of Loreena McKennitt (Deluxe Edition)

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For those who live in the US – Happy Memorial Day!

MEMORIAL-DAY

This is an important weekend for us as my husband and I both have family members who have served and are no longer with us.

No surprise but we had another busy week. Monday afternoon it stopped raining long enough for us to go to the park for tennis/ basketball/ bike riding/ playing on the playground. Tuesday we took the kids shopping at Wally World to buy some camp clothes. I am so thankful that they love their $5 shorts!

I had a VBS meeting this week and it was fun! We made some decorations for the hallways and for the set. I need to set down and plan on decorating my room. VBS will be here before I know it!

I change the curriculum I was using for two of my boys this week and they seem to be loving the new program.I actually do homeschool through the summer. When you live where we do and have 100 degree weather or ozone alert days where you shouldn’t go outside I like the kids to be learning. It is so much better than them playing useless video games or following me around the house saying that they are bored.

Well I am off to relax with the family and maybe get some coloring done!

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Signed Copy Giveaway: Mirror Image by Michele Pariza Wacek

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Title:  Mirror Image
Author:   Michele Pariza Wacek
Published:  May 27th, 2016
Publisher:   Love-Based Publishing
Genre:  Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Synopsis:
Which would be worse: knowing that your dead sister has come back to life and is now a serial killer, or that someone else is the killer… and that person is you?
Six months after Linda’s sister Elizabeth killed herself, Linda has finally gotten her life back to some semblance of normalcy. Until a killer appears who is stalking men … a killer who resembles Elizabeth … a killer who seems somehow familiar to Linda.
And to make matters worse, Detective Steve Anderson, her old high school crush, is assigned to the case. He’s asking Linda all sorts of questions – questions she couldn’t possibly have an answer to.
There’s no reason for him to be investigating Linda. She couldn’t possibly have anything to do with this.
Could she?
 
Excerpt:

 

When Elizabeth was born, her mother knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the hospital had made a mistake.

It had been a difficult pregnancy. Marie spent most of it in bed, nauseated, uncomfortable, exhausted. She barely kept anything down, subsisting mostly on tea and saltine crackers. When the time came to deliver, the doctors performed an emergency Caesarean section, so she wasn’t able to actually watch the birth.

She couldn’t explain it, but the first time the nurses presented her with Elizabeth, she refused to even hold the baby. “There must be some mistake,” she insisted.

“There’s no mistake,” the nurses said, their approach firm and no-nonsense.

Blond and pale, Elizabeth looked nothing like the other dark haired members of the family. But it was more than that. Elizabeth felt wrong. Marie sensed it every single time she looked at Elizabeth, touched Elizabeth, smelled Elizabeth. The baby was alien to her. Elizabeth was not her baby.

But she could do nothing about it. Her husband hadn’t seen the birth. He had refused to attend any of his children’s births. The nurses kept assuring her that no one had made, could possibly have made, a mistake. So Marie had little choice but to bring her home.

Elizabeth was different, always — strange. Marie hated to use that word about any of her children, especially her youngest, but she could find no other word to describe her. Elizabeth was strange. Period.

From birth, the baby kept quiet. Rarely fussed. Hardly cried. She started talking at six months, much earlier than the rest of her children, and started forming full sentences at just over a year old.

She spent most of her time alone or, once she learned how, reading. In fact, Elizabeth remained such a quiet child, Marie could easily forget about her. It made her nervous. Elizabeth was too quiet.

Even her scent was all wrong. Babies smelled warm and sweet, of milk and talcum powder. Elizabeth’s scent reminded her of meat just beginning to spoil: thick and rotten.

But there was something else wrong with Elizabeth, something more serious than her near silence, her behavior, her scent. Even more serious than that alien feeling, which Marie had tried to dismiss as simple post-partum depression, although it never did go away entirely.

When Marie was really being honest with herself, which didn’t happen often, she could admit what really disturbed her most about her daughter.

Her eyes. Elizabeth had silver eyes.

Not always. Most of the time they looked gray. But sometimes, they changed to silver. Occasionally, Marie even thought she could see them glowing, like a cat’s. Especially at night. There Elizabeth would be, lying on her back, perfectly quiet in her crib, her eyes strangely open, shining faintly in the darkness. Marie would tell herself that Elizabeth’s eyes merely reflected the nightlight in a bizarre fashion. After all, none of her other children’s eyes ever glowed. But it still didn’t make her any easier to face, late at night, as silver eyes stared at her from the darkness. They seemed so old, so ancient. Eyes that had seen thousands of years and hundreds of lifetimes. Those eyes peered out from her newborn’s face, watching her every move, strangely calculating, full of adult understanding and knowledge. She felt afraid, if she were being honest … all alone in the room with those peculiar silver eyes watching, watching, always watching.

Nonsense, she reassured herself. Surely, she could not be afraid of her own infant daughter! What would her husband say? Plenty probably, and most of it with his fists.

Still, she found herself checking on Elizabeth less and less. She argued with herself: Elizabeth didn’t fuss much anyway. Marie didn’t need to check on her so often — not like she did with her other, noisy, “normal” babies.

Her other children. Such a joy they were, her four boys and other girl — Peter, Mark, Mike, Chad and Linda. All healthy, regular children, with coarse dark hair, brown eyes and a little bit of baby fat on their bones. They looked the way children should look, the way her children should look, like their parents. But more importantly, they acted the way children should act — loud, boisterous, rough, needy. Marie loved them for it, loved how she couldn’t get a moment’s peace when they played together. Even when their play turned to fighting, she still preferred it to Elizabeth’s silent, eerie presence.

But Marie loved Elizabeth, too. Loved her fiercely, with the same passion she felt for her other children. Marie knew she did. She told herself she did, time and time again. The fact that she felt relief when Elizabeth wasn’t around meant nothing. She just needed time away from her children, after all. Almost all mothers welcomed the time they had away from their constant, children-related responsibilities. It didn’t mean she loved them any less. It didn’t mean anything at all.

 
 

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About the Author:
When Michele was 3 years old, she taught herself to read because she wanted to write stories so badly.
As you can imagine, writing has been a driving passion throughout her life. She became a professional copywriter (which is writing promotional materials for businesses), which led to her founding a copywriting and marketing company that serves clients all over the world.
Along with being a copywriter, she also writes novels (she’s published two psychological thrillers/mystery/suspense novels “The Stolen Twin” and “Mirror Image” so far) plus, she is also the author of the “Love-Based Copy” books, which are a part of the “Love-Based Business” series and cover both business and personal development.
She holds a double major in English and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Currently she lives in the mountains of Prescott, Arizona with her husband Paul and her border collie Nick and southern squirrel hunter Cassie and is hard at work on her next novel.
 
 
Giveaway Details:
There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:
  • Signed print copy of The Stolen Twin (US Only)
  • $10 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
Ends May 31st at 11:59 PM EDT

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Spray Paint It Saturday–The Purple Planter!

Hubby gave ma a large planter to put one of my roses in. I did not like the brown color of it at all and decided to paint it purple. Now I have never sprayed painted anything plastic before. So I wasn’t sure how hard or how easy it would be.

Here is the pot before I painted it:

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This is the spray paint I used:

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I have to say that this spray paint was very easy to use and my finger was not in any pain after spraying this whole pot three times.

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First coat of paint…

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second coat…

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Last coat of paint!

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I also sprayed inside the rim of the pot so that once my rose is planted it will look like the whole pot is purple.

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I am very pleased with the color and I love how well it turned out. I am using this big planter to help block part of my yard from being driven on.

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Now I am waiting for the paint to dry and set. As soon as I plant my rose and set it up I will update on how it looks.

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Have you used spray paint to fix something up? I am looking around my yard to see what I can paint next…

Thanks so much for popping in today!