Friday, January 19, 2018

Freebie Friday!




Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

I cashed out my e-Rewards points for another $25 Macy's Gift card and bought this makeup kit with it. They had free shipping with all of their beauty and makeup products so I had just enough to get this and have it be completely free.


I also received 2 perfume samples and a Hello toothpaste sample.

I also received a free bottle of Herbal Essences Shampoo and Conditioner from Influenster. 

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Trying New Things


Last month our daughter gave us a basket of snacks for Christmas. These two things were the only things that we had never tried before so I figured that if we hadn't tried them, maybe a bunch of you haven't tried them either. 

Our daughter knows that we love those tin cans with the smoked oysters, sardines, kipper snacks and clams. So she got the Giant Calamari thinking we might like that as well. She got the Jack Link's Jerky Chew because both of us like jerky but thought this was a fun package and fun way to eat it. 


When I opened the can of Giant calamari, this is what it looked like. For those of you that don't know, Calamari is Squid. Part of the ingredients listed were: Cephalopod Tentacles, vegetable oil. 

I have to say, they weren't bad at all. Quite chewy though but I would eat this again. 


The other thing is the Jack Link's Original Jerky Chew. This stuff looked a little like chew when you first opened it. It's beef jerky shredded down to a fine almost saw dust type feel. But it tastes exactly like the Original Jack Link's Beef Jerky. I really don't know if people use this as a substitute to tobacco chew or not but I bet this tastes better. lol 

Have you eaten anything new recently?

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week

So this Christmas I had two pictures that really cracked me up. I'm just snapping pictures and then notice what Falcor is doing in the background. 

Falcor was trying to get those orange fuzzy slippers on top of the pile. 

I didn't even notice him in this one right away. But there's Falcor down by my daughter's feet. 

He was really interested in what she was putting in the box. 

He just wanted to check out what Logan got for Christmas. 

And steal a can can of Ken's sardines. lol

We bought him two new toys so he's happy. 

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: Logan's Acadian Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 4) by Kym Grosso


Book Description

An erotic paranormal romance...

Deep in the heart of New Orleans, Acadian Wolves’ Alpha, Logan Reynaud, rescues a beautiful woman in the dead of night. Intrigued by the mysterious human, the commanding Alpha is determined to elicit all of her secrets, including her deepest fantasies. After tragedy strikes, Logan discovers dangerous adversaries are planning an attack in his city. Driven by responsibility and honor, Logan must protect both his pack and the woman who’s captivated his attention.

Dr. Wynter Ryan, a leading virologist, is fascinated with her charismatic protector. As the chemistry ignites between her and the dominant Alpha, she relinquishes her ties to the past, embracing ecstasy and submission within his arms and intrepidly acquiescing to her own adventurous instincts. Succumbing to desire, she learns to trust her Alpha, discovering what it means to be wolf.

Passion and mystery on the bayou stirs Logan’s wolf, demanding he claim his mate. Yet Wynter’s a distraction he can’t afford when his priority is to lead his new pack. Will Logan surrender to the uncontrollable need to claim Wynter as his mate? And will he be able to keep her alive, finding the killer who threatens the Acadian Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.


My Review

I have to say that this series really has me enthralled. There are vampires, werewolves, witches and humans within the pages of these books, making the characters just jump off the pages. I'm having a good time with this series so far.

Logan has been a favorite character of mine since meeting him. He was Tristan's Beta wolf until a tragedy forced him to take on alpha status of his own pack. Logan is a different kind of wolf, he has visions and most of the time they come to pass. He's been having visions of a woman but he has no idea who she is until he meets Dr. Wynter Ryan, she's the woman who's been in his visions. 

There's at least one person after Wynter but she doesn't really understand why or why the wolves think she's like the, a wolf. She's human or at least she was but how did she become a wolf shifter and who did this to her and why? 

Leopold is a character that has shown up briefly during this series but he makes a bigger appearance in this book and after seeing more of him and what he does in this book, I'm really looking forward to getting to know him better. 

The fighting, the action, the betrayal and the secrets all make this book so interesting and hard to put down. 

As with all the books in this series there is a continuation of the story, not a cliffhanger as all of the story line questions in this book are resolved and nothing from this story is left open but you do get to see who will be the main character of the next book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Monday, January 15, 2018

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

*Picture courtesy of Jin Wicked

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Apartment Life! #10


This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post. 

This week I have another video for you that I took a couple of years ago.



The police helicopter was flying around my neighborhood so I took some video of it. Then the police showed up and I filmed them. When the police officer came to talk to me he held his flashlight in just the right way so that I couldn't film him. Then later he shined the flashlight my way again and the people around me, mainly the lady who was standing in front of me, Mary Martin who was my apartment manager at the time, got nervous and asked me to stop filming. The police arrested a man who used to live next door to me but he was caught jumping out the window because he wasn't supposed to be there. 

There always seems to be something crazy going on around my street and this was just another day for us around here. But now you know why I don't go out and take more video of the police or the people around here...they don't like it. 

That's all for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Favorite Video of the Week



If you have or have had a dog then you know how crazy they get after a bath. This is not my dog but I couldn't stop laughing at this. This is comedy gold right here. Enjoy!

Friday, January 12, 2018

Freebie Friday!






Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received...

A ring sizer.
A sample of cat food.
I also cashed in my points on Kellogg's Family Rewards for a $5 Amazon gift card.
 I won a Kindle ebook. It's the very first Goodreads giveaway that I've ever won!
I also won a blog giveaway of an Eggbert ornament and book from The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow blog.

The lady across the street who feeds the strays will get the cat food.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Review: Tristan's Lyceum Wolves (Immortals of New Orleans Book 3) by Kym Grosso


Book Description

An erotic paranormal romance...

Charismatic and powerful Lyceum Wolves' Alpha, Tristan Livingston, is out for revenge after a devastating attack on his pack. Not only did he survive a building collapse, he orchestrated the rebuild of his chic, state-of-the-art nightclub within a week. Determined to mete out justice, he rescues a beautiful witness who may be the key to helping him find the perpetrators.

Dr. Kalli Williams, dedicated veterinarian, is hiding a secret that endangers not only her own life but the lives of wolves across the country. After being tortured by a savage vampire, she's reluctantly agrees to help the sexy Alpha in his quest to identify suspects; ones who'd kill her on the spot if they knew she existed. As Kalli places herself in the hands of the dominant wolf, she soon finds she wants nothing more than to submit.

Tristan, committed to ruling his pack as a lone wolf, is inexplicably drawn to the mysterious and enticing woman, who seems more than human, but not quite supernatural. As he discovers her secret, he teaches her the meaning of trust, helping her learn how to be true to her nature. After living a lifetime alone, will he succumb to the visceral need to claim her, acknowledging the soul binding connection between an Alpha and his mate? And will he prevail against the menacing enemy who threatens to destroy Lyceum Wolves?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m menage, and is intended for adult readers only.


My Review

This is the 3rd book in the Immortals of New Orleans series and we first meet Tristan in book 1 of this series. I've liked him through this entire series so far so I was so happy to be reading his book and it did not disappoint. 

Someone set fire to his club and he's pissed but plans on finding answers and making the bad guys pay for what they did. He just wasn't expecting to meet a woman who calls to him. He's the alpha of his pack but has decided to stay single unless he meets his true mate, could she possibly be the one?

Dr. Kalli is a veterinarian, she reluctantly agrees to help him find the people responsible but she has some secrets and more information than he bargained for. 

These two were hot like lava together. Talk about burning up the sheets! While they are working together to find out who is hurting his wolves, they get to know one another. It was interesting to watch as the entire truth came to light and how it changed the story. That was a lot of fun. 

This book has a lot of action, blood, death and a look into the world of wolf shifters. Tristan is a strong alpha and does what needs to be done for the whole of his pack, even if that means punishing those who would betray the pack. 

I like the main characters but some of the secondary characters are really interesting and I love series because as you read through the books, you really get to know some of the main characters in the series and it's exciting when they get their own books. I'm really loving this series and now it's on to the next book. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Favorite Picture of the Week


A couple of months back my grandson and his dad went to Red Rock here in Las Vegas and at the visitor Center they have things to see. These statues were one of the things kids can see and do there and Logan had a great time on them.