Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

I;m taking off the rest of the week- so have a great holiday weekend!

Wordless Wednesleday: Cooling Off Louisiana Style

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Cascade Ice is Your Holiday Refresher!

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received these products, free of charge,from Cascade Ice, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about them.

In the South there are 2 drinks of Summer:
Iced Tea and lemonade!

But did you know that lemonade can contain upwards of 30g of sugar per glass? 

That's almost the same amount of sugar in your typical can of cola. Yikes!

Cascade Ice sparkling waters have 3 lemonade flavors that are free of calories, sugar and sodium – so go ahead and enjoy as many glasses as you’d like of your fave summer drink. 

We were able to check a perfect selection of Summer flavored Cascade Ice flavors this week:

cascade ice summer flavors

Cascade Ice Sparkling Water Lemonade- the perfect blend of sweet and tart, with some sparkling bubbles to liven up your lazy afternoon

Cascade Ice Sparkling Water Raspberry Lemonade- takes the tart lemonade and adds some tang from raspberries. It's my favorite!

Cascade Ice Sparkling Water Strawberry Lemonade- Tart lemonade mixed with sweet strawberries. It screams SUMMER! Miss Grace declared it her favorite and when it was really cold, it was like a slushie! And you can see how 'fizzy' and sparkling it really is!

cascade ice  strawberry lemonade

Cascade Ice Sparkling Water Blueberry Watermelon- I LOVE this flavor! It is the perfect blend of watermelon and blueberries- if you use it as a base for the adults Sangria punch, your party will be a hit, and everybody will be asking you for the recipe!

Cascade Ice Sparkling Water Strawberry Orange Mango-the newest Cascade Ice flavor, it has all the 'it' flavors of Summer! It would be a great Summer poolside cooler, when mixed with Rum. Check out the Cascade Ice Recipe page for that recipe!

So this Fourth of July, step outside the sugar box, and check out all the Cascade Ice flavors and have them on ice for all your guests this weekend! They are SOOOO good on ice! Your guests will  love you for providing such great tasting waters for them! We can't recommend them enough!

Cascade Ice Sparkling Waters are available around the country. Check out their product locator, to find a store near you!

Bless Their Little Giveaways Linky: June 30--July 6, 2015

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Book Review: The Toy Taker by Luke Delaney

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge,from Harper Collins, 
Via Edelweiss, for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

the toy taker cover


Detective Sean Corrigan’s dark past has given him the ability to step into a crime scene and see it through the eyes of the offender...but when children begin disappearing from their homes with no signs of struggle, he’s eluded by THE TOY TAKER...the third book in the chilling London-based thriller series from former murder-squad detective Luke Delaney.

Your child has been taken…

Snatched in the dead of night from the safety of the family home. There’s no sign of forced entry, no sign of struggle, and no one heard or saw a thing.

DI Sean Corrigan needs to find four-year-old George Bridgeman before abduction becomes murder. But his ability to see into dark minds, to think like those he hunts, has deserted him – just when he needs it most.

As he investigates, another child vanishes -- and still no trace. What kind of monster is Corrigan hunting? And will he work it out in time to save the children?


This latest installment of the DI Sean Corrigan series has him and his team twiddling their proverbial thumbs, while waiting for major crimes in their patch of London. But little does he know that the Met has taken notice of his success rate. Soon his team is transferred to Scotland Yard and given the whole of London as their baliwick. And now they are the Special Investigations Unit, meaning they take any and all'special' crimes.

Their new case seems unsolvable, there are no clues and Sean can't get in the head of the suspect. But then they find a suspect, or do they? This book is a roller coaster ride, as the team's case load increases, they come under public and internal scrutiny, and Sean fights to solve an unsolveable crime. If you love British police procedurals, you will adore this series for its smart writing, deftly written plots and great characters! Don't miss this one!

FREE Sample

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About the Author

Luke Delaney joined the Metropolitan Police Service in the late 1980s and his first posting was to an inner city area of South East London notorious for high levels of crime and extreme violence. He later joined CID where he investigated murders ranging from those committed by fledgling serial killers to gangland assassinations. He spent 16 years investigating and solving crimes. Then he decided to fulfill his life-time ambition to write a novel. And then another....