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Friday, November 28, 2014

Win 1 of 5 Spirograph Optical 3D Studio Sets Giveaway!!

Get creative with Spirograph in 3D 

We are offering five winners the chance to win a 
Spirograph Optical 3D Studio Set, 
worth £24.99rrp 

Open to the UK

Ending on Friday 12th December at 11.59pm 

The iconic Spirograph is back. Kids of all ages can draw cool, geometric creations in bright colour. The new 21st century Spirograph now comes with eye-popping 3D technology, so kids can watch the drawings jump out from the page in an amazing display. Sets are available from £4.99 to £24.99rrp.

With it's geometric and swirling patterns,

Spirograph has helped kids big and small to create beautiful art, stunning designs and wonderful memories for generations. Spirograph continues this tradition in 21st century style with all new sets. The Spirograph Optical 3D Studio Set also comes with cool 3D glasses that enable you to watch the different colours in your design pop out from the page in cool 3D.

• 12 Drawing Wheels and 4 Templates.
• 3D Effect Dual Colour Pen, 2 Florescent Markers, 3 Colour Pens and a Rainbow Pencil..
• Optical 3D Glasses - includes 3 LR44 Batteries
• Spirograph Design Book.
• 10 Drawing Papers and 1 Spirograph Sticker.
• Sealable Storage Bag.
• For ages 5 years and over

Enter to win & Good Luck !!

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Sharon x

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Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop enter to win $25 Amazon/Paypal from author Kathryne Arnold

We're taking part in the Merry Christmas Giveaway Hop, hosted by Planet Weidknecht and LeahSay's Views.

Enter our giveaway and then join in all the other giveaways listed below the rafflecopter form too!!

Good Luck and Merry Christmas everyone from myself and author Kathryne Arnold.


Win $25 GC or Paypal Cash 
(winners choice)
Courtesy of author Kathryne Arnold
Open Worldwide
Ends 8th December at 11.59pm EST

Author Kathryne Arnold brings us
The Samantha Clark Mysteries books 1 & 2.....
"The Resurrection of Hannah (book 1), is the story of a woman whose path is forever altered, her first tentative step leading to an astonishing life journey. As the story develops, Samantha is torn between the polarities of everyday existence ―between present and past, love and fear, hope and despair—finding herself unable to exist in two very different worlds, she must go full circle to find her way home. The Resurrection of Hannah was inspired by true events, the first in what I believe is a unique series full of gripping plots, memorable characters and unanticipated bends in the road. The sequel to this book," - Kathryne Arnold, author 

Samantha Clark meets with a monthly group to delve into subjects of interest. They dabble in meditation, dream work, and hypnosis — just friends having fun. But lately Sammi is feeling off-kilter and plagued with poor sleep. Searching for a natural solution, she discovers a bitter herb known to induce slumber, whips up a concoction to sweeten the herb, and imbibes. Unbeknownst to her, these areas of experimentation are whirling together to form the perfect storm, one that will blow open an entrance in Sammi’s mind that leads to another world, a door that can never again be closed.

She becomes enmeshed with two friends in a tug of war between life and death: Melissa is dealing with a complicated pregnancy and Julie is wrestling with cancer. Adding to this turmoil is Sammi’s disconnect with her career as a psychotherapist; her life doesn’t seem to fit any longer. Into the drama walks Todd, a handsome, laid-back guy who lightens up her days. Trouble is, Sammi is having a hard time getting close, and a nagging sense of doubt and fear. Like so many times in the past …

But the topper to all this is the dreams. They begin innocuously…but quickly morph into mind-blowing spiritual adventures. The crazy nocturnal activity appears to be related to a soulful character trying to make himself known. In a quest to uncover the truth, Sammi researches clues discovered during her nighttime romps. What she finds is another facet of herself…all wrapped up in post-colonial 18th-century clothes. Sammi flies off to New England, and with the aid of the Rev. Clark, her skeptical father, she embarks on an adventure, revealing a tragic, centuries-old mystery. One only Sammi can solve.
Book available from     Barnes and Noble 

"The Fear of Things to Come (book 2), is considered a page-turner, a suspense/thriller/mystery that takes the protagonist on another grand adventure. Both novels present Samantha as she is confronted with diverse and surprising life occurrences, each tale presenting a labyrinth she must feel her way through, mirroring the shifting sands on which she stands. Samantha is an engaging lead character, full of human imperfection and spirit and strength, one whose infectious energy binds to the loved ones caught up in a her ever-changing life stories." - Kathryne Arnold, author

The DSM. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A voluminous, invaluable tool used by psychotherapists the world over to diagnose individuals with mental illness. Referenced by Samantha Clark countless times throughout her career, never suspecting that one day it would save her life.

Samantha receives a seemingly innocent but anonymous letter, and overnight her world changes forever. She becomes a victim in a frightening game of cat-and-mouse, a nightmare that begins when her boyfriend, Todd, fails to return to the wellness retreat they own in the woods of Florida. Working closely with police, Samantha and two trusted friends discover that Todd’s disappearance is linked to a series of murders occurring in a nearby county. They soon find themselves prey to a mentally ill patient from Samantha’s past, bent on revenge. With time bearing down, they must weave together the clues found in a succession of ominous letters and the DSM to save Todd. Their mission to unravel the mystery behind the kidnapping plunges them into a terrifying maze of danger, deception, and madness.
Book available from...     Barnes and Noble

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Giveaway and Sweeps Linkup Time !!

Welcome to the best Giveaway Linkup on the web hosted by Let's Start Saving Now,  Beck Valley Books,  Finger Click Saver  and  Book Worm & More! This is a great place to list and find giveaways hosted all around the blogosphere by some great bloggers.

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Winners Updates....

Christmas in Snow Valley

The Lucky Winner is 

Yvette W

Congratulations !!

Flury: Journey of a Snowman

The Lucky Winner si

John T

Congratulations !!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Winners of the Melissa Foster & Brenda Novak giveaway are...

The Lucky Winners are...

Sara S
Jennifer S

Congratulations !!

Special thanks to both Melissa Foster and Brenda Novak for this awesome giveaway xx

Sharon x

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Getting prepared for my new year resolution with the help of the Ozeri Bathroom Scales

Having a couple of Ozeri products already I know that quality, style and reliability is in no doubt at all when it comes to their products.  You can see my previous reviews here....
Ozeri Digital Pedometer
Ozeri Kitchen Scales
Ozeri Thermo Glasses

So having just finished our new bathroom and dare I say it getting ready to go positively into my new year resolution (in just over a month away) we needed a pair of bathroom scales and oh my did Ozeri deliver this time.  These are 100% gorgeous, extremely eye catching,  can you tell how happy I am with them!!  Having the tempered white glass base not only looks stunning but actually feels it too with the smooth edges.  The chrome around the dial really highlights the shape and design well.  

The large easy to read dial weighs in both lbs and kg.  Both the dial and digital display weighs up to 400 lbs / 180 kg.  

As soon as the scales are touched / stepped on they instantly light up.  The description on Amazon details that the scales use 4 high precision GX sensors that weigh in 0.2 lbs / 0.1 kg increments, with StepOn technology that captures precise weight measurements upon contact.

The scales takes 3 AAA batteries and the indicator tells you when they are running low.

Underneath the scales you have four rubber pads to protect the floor and keep them from moving.  Here you can change the batteries, switch between lbs to kg and even set yourself a 24 hour alarm so you don't miss a day, don't worry if you forget as the alarm only lasts around 20 seconds.

These go so well with our charcoal floor tiles and the overall black and white theme of the bathroom.  I'm hoping that this love affair lasts as I am going to need all the incentives possible if I am going to start and keep to my resolutions this time.

Currently available for £19.99 at
and for our overseas readers for $29.99 at

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Jazzing up your iPad with teenage approval - check out Case Happy

If your looking for a cover for your phone, iPad, Kindle, laptop or basically a mobile device I urge you to check out Case Happy as we are so happy with our product.  I knew as soon as I clicked onto the iPad cover section which one my son would love, the Union Jack design as you can see below. 

I was so pleased when the product arrived as the design is just as striking in the real world as it is on the website.  It came in two parts, the ultra slim foldable front cover and the hard plastic back cover along with a screen protector, cleaning cloth and stylus pen, 

As you can see from my son's 'well used' iPad, the protective covers are well and truly needed.  The front cover is made from Polyurethane with the inside having a soft lining to protect the screen.  These covers are very easy to add to your iPad, first you simply click the magnetic strip of the front cover to the magnetic bar of the iPad itself.

Turn the iPad over, ensure you have the cover lined up the right way, as the cut out parts perfectly line up with your iPad speaker / buttons and then click into place.

And voila!  You have a brand new stylish looking iPad that get's the thumbs up from one very happy teenager.  Why does he like it so much?
"I love the design. it's so cool and it doesn't feel bulky it feels like its part of the iPad itself."
I've got to say I totally agree, very pleased with the quality and the look of the product, it's so nice to use being thin and the fact you can even use it as a stand when the front cover is folded up is another bonus.  Will certainly be getting another one for his jealous brother!

The Union Jack iPad cover is currently reduced to £19.95 from £29.95 so a great bargain!!  Although there are many other designs available and you can even customise your own cover.


Find Case Happy on the following sites...

Sharon x

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Vineyard by Michael Hurley plus Signed Book / Bookmarks Giveaway


A Beautiful Island in New England.
A Time of Healing for Three Women.
A Moment of Destiny for One Man.

From Michael Hurley, winner of the Somerset Prize, comes a tale of old money, young passion, and ancient mystery.

Ten years after their college days together, three wounded and very different women reunite for a summer on the island of Martha's Vineyard. As they come to grips with the challenges and crises in their lives, their encounter with a reclusive poacher known only as "the fisherman" threatens to change everything they believe about their world--and each other.

Book Available from.....

“Hurley writes beautifully”
- Kirkus Reviews on The Prodigal

"Hurley's eloquent, hypnotic style will have readers following, unquestioningly, to the very end." 
-ForeWord Clarion Review

Book Excerpt from Chapter 10
 Despite the tumultuous beginning of the season and the clouds in Dory’s future, June in Edgartown was as bright as ever, and the three friends took advantage of every minute of it. There were walks down Main Street on sunny afternoons carrying giant, round mounds of mint-chocolate-chip ice cream, teetering three-high and dribbling down onto sticky fingers before it was licked gone. There were steamed little neck clams with butter sauce and fresh horseradish, served with gin and tonics on the porch of The Crew House, overlooking the harbor, and the good-looking, Italian waiter who worked there. It became Turner’s mission to see how many times she could get him to use the word “Tanqueray” in a sentence, because she liked the way he said it. There were lazy hours lying on the beach by the lighthouse and meandering hunts for the perfect cockleshell, and double-dog dares to go skinny-dipping after dark that always descended into fully-clothed refusals, recriminations, and false accusations of prudery—the truth, however, being that none of them was eager to expose great white bellies bursting with clams and Tanqueray and mint-chocolate-chip ice cream.

About the Author
Michael Hurley and his wife Susan live near Charleston, South Carolina. Born in Baltimore in 1958, he studied English at the University of Maryland and law at St. Louis University. Michael's first book, Letters from the Woods, was a collection of essays, self-published in 2005, based on wilderness canoeing expeditions with his children. It was selected as a finalist in the Nature category for ForeWord magazine's Book of the Year award. In 2013 Hachette Book Group published his memoir, Once Upon A Gypsy Moon, under their Center Street imprint. The Prodigal is his first novel.
Follow the Author at.....
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5 Lucky Winners will win a SIGNED Book & Bookmarks from the author
Ending on Thursday 18th December at 11.59pm EST
Open Worldwide 

Enter Below and Good Luck !!

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