Wholesale Costume Club Princess #Review

My daughter is a HUGE Princess fan. I even think that may be an understatement. She breathes and sleep Princesses on her mind. Recently we were asked to check out some great Halloween costumes on Wholesale Costume Club. I knew right away A and I would be checking out all Fairy and all Disney costumes - especially the Disney Princesses.

After looking through the site and I will admit I looked around at other costumes also as I wanted to see what else was available for the whole family. They have a huge variety of costumes at great prices. The only thing I found was the cost of shipping to Canada is high but if you are buying a few costumes it wouldn't be bad as the costumes are great prices.

This is what A decided she really wanted to add to her Walt Disney and other Princess costumes.
The Classic Aurora girl's costume. We decided to go with the size medium (7-8) for a couple reasons. A loves to dress up almost daily and we wanted it to fit for awhile and also in Canada it can be down right cold out on Halloween night. This way she can put a sweater or jacket under it.

This is a new costume to their site for Halloween 2012, and it was $24.96 for members. To get the member price for one year is $5 and you will save on each item you purchase. This would be great if you are picking up a few costumes and accessories. If you do not want a membership you can get it for $25.98. Still a fabulous price.

When the costume arrived A was at school so I had time to check it out and see how it was put together. The costume doesn't look cheap and flimsy. It looks to be stitched well, which is great as one of A's other costumes ripped after a couple wears.

When A got home she was super excited and wanted to be a princess right away. She put on the costume and her gold sparkly shoe had a great time playing dress up. On her birthday it was the same thing but we headed out for a walk with the pup and took some fun pictures at the park.
A has been wearing this costume a number of times in the last couple weeks and it has held up! Two thumbs up for sure.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Wholesale Costume Club. We received the above product for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Bride of Fae #BookReview

Bride of Fae (Tethers, Book 2) A love more powerful than magic or time: 

Beverly Bratton has a safe, mundane life. No drama. No magic. Since her parents died, she's cared for her little sister Marion and worked at the Tragic Fall Inn. When a fairy's charm sends Beverly a hundred years into the past-and into the path of a banished fairy prince-nothing will ever be mundane or safe again. The regent of the Dumnos fae is turning the court from light to dark, and there's nothing the rightful king, Prince Dandelion, can do about it. The mystical coronation cup which he needs to become king has fallen into human hands. When he meets a human woman with access to the cup, everything changes. Beverly is fascinating as well as useful-but of course Dandelion doesn't love her. Love for a fairy is rare. Love with a human, impossible. But when Beverly and Dandelion are thrown together in a battle against both wyrd and fae, they learn that in Dumnos the impossible happens every day 

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My thoughts:

Fae, Goblins and humans all come together in one book to help the rightful heir become King or maybe Queen. This was my first time reading a book of Fae and Goblins. I really did enjoy learning about Fae and Wyrds and what each of them can do with their magic. Beverly was living the safe life, nothing exciting but nothing too horrible until one day she made a wish near a magic tree. She then went back 100 years into a world full of Fae and goblins. While there she meets Dandelion, who is very handsome and also a Fae. He is actually the prince and is trying to become the rightful king and bring light to all Fae.

I found the book flowed really well and the author is very descriptive with details of places and people. This really helps one get to know the characters and feel like part of the story. This is the second book in the series and I now have the first book on my to-be-read list for sure. Bride of Fae actually takes place before book one and I look forward to reading more about the Dumnos Fae.

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Promotional Book Tours. I received the above book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Educational Days Out That The Whole Family Will Enjoy!

Keeping children entertained can be difficult and many parents struggle to find a holiday destination that provides children with a fun learning experience. Children often learn best when they are having fun at the same time. Fortunately, there are some places that can captivate a child's imagination and curiosity, making him want to learn more about a certain subject. For parents, an educational day out can be both exciting and interesting and it can spark family discussions about interesting new facts.

Safari Parks

Safari parks are an exciting day out for those interested in exotic animals as well as conservation. There is so much to discover that adults as well as children will find out new and interesting facts about animals and the countries in which they live. Many of the animals in safari parks are endangered and you can find out what is being done to protect species from extinction. There are plenty of special events and activities, providing families from all over the UK with the chance to experience enjoyable days out at Knowsley safari park or Woburn park as well as many others across the country.


Visiting aquariums is a great way to see marine life up close that you and your children would not otherwise experience. Like a safari park, you can find out more about the different species and the areas in which they live. Many species are endangered and you can find out more about those trying to save the coral reefs and the creatures that depend on it as well as how man and pollution affect the marine life in the oceans.


Museums make a fascinating day out for children and parents alike. They provide recreations of buildings and the way of life in times gone by. They host numerous artifacts and works of art. They make history come alive. Many museums specialize in a certain place or time, so whether you are interested in the history of a particular part of the country, a certain topic such as trains, the industrial revolution or even children's toys from the past, there will be a museum you can visit to explore the subject further. Many places, such as London's Science Museum, have interactive displays for people to explore.

Art Galleries

Whether you enjoy creating art or looking at it, a visit to an art gallery is a great day out for the family. As well as paintings that date from centuries ago to the modern day, you can find galleries of contemporary photography and sculptures, some of which might be made of clay while others might consist of recycled rubbish. Lots of galleries have constantly changing exhibitions that might showcase a certain artist or era, so there is always something new to discover.

Stately homes and historic buildings

By visiting a stately home you can see how people once lived and worked during a certain period in history. You can find out about the owners of the home over the years and how they have influenced the surrounding areas.

Many stately homes have gardens to explore where the children can let off steam as well as find out more about the use of the gardens for pleasure and agricultural means. There are a wide range of historical buildings you can visit that have had many different uses. A visit to a historic building can show a way of living and working in the past and how things have changed over time. You can also find out more about the people who worked in these buildings and how they lived.

This Guest Post was written by Sophie Banat, MSc graduate in Psychology. Interested in health, beauty and fashion. Tweets @Scramboodle.

Top 5 Secret Skincare Tips - Guest Post

No matter what your age, it’s important to look after your skin - that doesn’t mean you have to own a whole shelf of lotions and potions either. Skincare can be simple, and avoiding vast amounts of concealer is our goal, so you can support a natural, glowing look.

Know Your Skin

Knowing your skin type is the first step towards treating it right. Trial a day without make-up and see how your skin reacts: does it get oily, dry and tight, or is it hunky-dory? From this, you can work out what your skin needs, and there are online questionnaires which can help you figure out your skin type. Some skins can be perfectly fine normally but will rage against conventional products that are full of chemicals; if that’s the case explore natural alternatives from retailers like Lush or the Body Shop.

Look First To Your Diet

Your lifestyle will reflect in your skin. Drinking plenty of water, first of all, is the best way to flush out toxins and hydrate skin. Secondly, eating a healthy diet, rich in vitamins will not only make your hair appear more vital and glossy, but your skin will clear up too. You must have seen the athletes at this year’s Olympics! The reason why they all look so flawless and vibrant is because they follow a healthy lifestyle and exercise…a lot. Skin products can only do so much for you.

Establish a Skincare Routine

Cleanse, tone, and moisturize: the mantra of every advocate of perfect skincare. Not every product will work for you, so it’s best to trial out a number of brands before you settle on something that brings out fantastic results. Also, invest in hair supplies and services so you can keep your hair out of your face whilst treating your skin, otherwise you will miss certain areas in your care regime.

It’s important that, once you’ve established your favorite products, you stick to the routine like glue. Your skin will not appreciate either neglect or a skincare routine that doesn’t remain regular. Even people with oily skin should moisturize daily, as oils in the skin appear due to dehydration.

Remove Every Speck of Makeup

You’re knackered after a long day and can barely find the energy to wipe a makeup wipe across your face, let alone follow a thorough skincare routine. What do you do? Make sure you get all your makeup off, unless you want to wake up with an angry zit on your chin. Makeup clogs your pores so wipe and cleanse before bedtime. 

Facial Masks

Face masks can be super fun and oddly relaxing. Using a face mask once a week will give your skin a nice vitamin boost and kick-out any dirt or oil in your pores, especially if you were makeup every day. Every skin type will have a face mask to suit their needs so do some research into what will be best for you and keep those breakouts at bay!

I would like to Thank Sophie Banat for the great guest post. Sophie Banat is a MSc graduate in Psychology. Interested in health, beauty and fashion. Tweets @Scramboodle

Happy Birthday Princess!

Today is another big milestone at our house! My baby girl A turns 5 years old today. At exactly 8:06am A made her way into the world. She was threatening to meet us in Mid-August but then for some reason decided it wasn't time to enter the world, or maybe she knew she would be face with an eye poking monster named P. haha. He definitely kept me on my toes and A in my arms. It is a good thing she didn't get clingy for that reason.

This year A started Sr. Kindergarten and has been really excited to turn 5. She says she is now a big girl! Over the last five years she has grown into a beautiful and spirited child. I am so very proud of my little girl and will really miss having her small but wish her all the best for the years to come.

I am not a sappy writer and can never seem to find the words I want to say so I will leave you with this collage of pictures of A through the years.

Happy Birthday A!!  

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

The Accidental Siren #BookTour & Glveaway!

The Accidental Siren

Mara Lynn is the most beautiful girl in the world. James Parker is the ordinary boy who discovers her power. The year is 1994. James, a pudgy twelve-year-old, responds to an ad for a used camcorder at a mysterious suburban home. Before he can knock on the door, he notices boys–a dozen at least–frozen amongst the trees behind the house. Their faces are blank. One boy presses “record” on a walkman and holds it above his head… and then James hears it, the voice of a little girl. Sweet; high like a songbird without the shrill. It was a church song. It came from inside the house. James doesn’t know it yet, but the girl he’s about to meet is a modern-day siren. The Accidental Siren depicts the joys and consequences of young love as Mara and James meet, shoot a movie, fend off bullies, and explore the potential of infinite beauty.  

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About Jake VanderArk

“What I really want to do is direct.” Yeah, I was that kid. I spent my high-school career as the ghost of the art room, passionately constructing a portfolio that would provide the first step toward a creative occupation. Luckily, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago didn’t consider GPA when selecting applicants, so I was immediately accepted into one of the most prestigious art programs in the country. Unfortunately, the only thing I learned in art school was how much I hated art. But I found myself! And that’s important, right? I graduated with a BFA in 2006 and moved to Los Angeles to harness my dream of becoming the next Ingmar Bergman (thanks a lot, art school). In LA, I began writing screenplays as a means to direct. I found a job reading screenplays for the same reason. I read a lot of crap. I wrote a lot of crap. But little did I know… I was learning. In the three-year process of creating short films and pursuing funding for features, I learned that directing came naturally to me, but producing did not. I wasn’t able to get a project off the ground. When my father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2009, I moved back to my hometown of Grand Haven, Michigan with nothing to show but three screenplays. One day, while working as a stage manager for a national dance competition, I had an epiphany that only a repressed, depressed, living-with-his-parents artist could have: what if I wrote books? Unlike screenplays, a book is finished when it’s finished. When the final draft is complete, a book becomes a marketable product. If I work my butt off, maybe I could actually make money doing what I love! I’m not a millionaire yet… but I did write four novels in three years and I’m proud of the accomplishment. Currently, I’m engaged to my soul-mate, self-publishing all four books, and developing a sequel to The Accidental Siren. Dreams, here I come.

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*The Accidental Siren* is one of four books in the "Blank Canvas Series." They're all very different books, but all related thematically. The other books are *Lighthouse Nights*, *The Brandywine Prophet*, and *The Day I Wore Purple*. The first three are all available on Smashwords and Amazon. 
Tour starts September 25 The author is having a contest -2* custom designed v-neck t-shirts from
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All above winners will also receive an mp3 CD with 
music that inspired all four of Jake VanderArk's books, 
as well as the music he listens to as he writes.

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Mind Over Matter #BookReview

We kicked off the blog tour for Mind Over Matter by S.J. Clarke on September 19th, 2012 with a great giveaway that can be found on my promo post, Mind Over Matter.

Here is the blurb from Mind Over Matter -

"Rebecca McKenney grieved the loss of her daughter for three years. Now, a vision showing Sabrina three years older, suggests her baby is still alive, and the FBI agent who gave up the search is the only one who can help find her. Special Agent Dan Cooper is haunted by a tragic mistake made early in the investigation of Sabrina's disappearance. Now to ease his conscience he agrees to help Rebecca search. Together they fight inner demons, all to real bad guys, and an attraction neither wants to admit to. Each step closer to finding Sabrina is a step deeper into deception and evil. Can Rebecca and Dan save Sabrina before it's too late?"

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You can Purchase Mind Over Matter at any of the following: MuseItUp Publishing, 

My thoughts of Mind Over Mater: I will be honest and tell you I had a hard time at the beginning. I know people have nicknames for their kids but I didn't like how the author would change back and forth between Sabrina & Bree when talking about Rebecca's daughter. Other than that the book was really easy to follow along and got really interesting about half way through. It took an unexpected turn when the author sheds some light on who is responsible for the kidnapping of Sabrina.

I really don't want to give away the ending so if you don't want to know stop reading the review and skip to the last couple sentences to follow the tour and enter the giveaway.

The books twist with a cult was very interesting, not your typical kidnapping. It really keep you hanging on to find out who each of the members of the cult was. They were only referred to by numbers until closer to the end. The author also touched on visions throughout the book as Rebecca would get a vision here or there which helped them in finding her daughter and a couple more missing children. Her daughter learned how to send the visions to her mother after she was kidnapped. I love the ending and how the author included the daughter in the marriage proposal. It was a cute idea and nice idea showing how a man is marrying not only the mom but the daughter. Overall a 3 1/2 out of 5. I give it that as it took sometime to get me hooked.

Don't forget to stop over at Saving for 6 for her thoughts on the book and don't forget the rest of the tour and enter the giveaway on the promo post.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Promotional Book Tours. I received the above mentioned book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

15 TONES album #Review & #Giveaway

By now I am sure you have heard or maybe even read the Fifty Shades trilogy. They have been in tons of conversations I have had with women I know. From friends to co-workers to even moms and mother in laws. We have all gossiped about the trilogy. I have it setting on my bedside table waiting to be read.
Today I want to tell you about a album called 15 TONES. This album could very well be the soundtrack to the books Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It offers a variety of sensual tracks for all music fans. A great set of music to play in the background of a romantic night with the significant other.

The album features songs from the classical genre to jazz, soul and everything in between. I have really enjoyed this album and recognized many of the songs right away. It is definitely a great love album for everyone looking for a cd of romance songs. My favorite songs? Let's Get It On by Marvin Gaye and Addicted to Love by Robert Palmer.

Want to try before buying? Head over to the 15 TONES Soundcloud player

15 TONES can be purchased digitally from iTunes or on Amazon

1. Let’s Get It On – Marvin Gaye
2. The Flower Duet from Lakme – performed by Katherine Jenkins featuring Kiri Te Kanawa and the Philharmonia Orchestra (L. Delibes)
3. Sex (I’m A...) – Berlin
4. Addicted To Love – Robert Palmer
5. Do Me! - Bell Biv Devoe
6. I'm Qualified To Satisfy You – Barry White
7. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine, Pt. 1 – James Brown
8. Canon and Gigue in D Major – performed by The English Concert and Trevor Pinnock (J. Pachelbel)
9. What Is This Thing Called Love – Billie Holiday
10. I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone
11. I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Ella Fitzgerald
12. Come Fly With Me – Shirley Horn
13. Nocturne No. 1 in B flat Minor, Opus 9 No. 1 – performed by Tamás Vásáry(F. Chopin)
14. Chained – Marvin Gaye
15. La Fille Aux Cheveux De Lin – performed by Philippe Cassard (C. DeBussy)

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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. I received the above Cd for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

NIVEA & Plan Canada "We Care & Connect"

We just recently sent our kids back-to-school without a second thought. It is expected that kids go to school everyday in Canada. We stress over the back-to-school shopping and making sure we have what they need to go to school but we never stress over if we can even send our kids to school for an education.

We are very fortunate that we don't worry about education for our children in Canada if we worry about the education it is usually what school board and should we do french immersion or not. But there are tons of children, actually half of all the children in the world don't have access to essential services including education, basic healthcare and clean water.
According to UNICEF, in Senegal alone, three out of five kids don’t have access to education. NIVEA Canada would like to help this change so they have partnered with Plan Canada – under the motto ‘We Care & Connect’ – to fund an education project in Senegal. With the shared goal of improving educational facilities by constructing, rehabilitating and equipping classrooms, and providing more qualified teachers and materials, NIVEA Canada and Plan Canada are working together to help break the cycle of poverty.

Visit NIVEA Canada on Facebook, click on the NIVEA & Plan Canada tab to find out more about this great cause and to donate.
Win a NIVEA We Care & Connect package by entering on the form below - please remember the mandatory entry requires a blog post comment below to qualify. Thanks and Good Luck! Open to Canada only.
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~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of NIVEA Canada. This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

PBS Kids Dinosaur Train Big Big Big #Review

Do you have little ones that love Dinosaurs or Trains? or maybe they love both like my son does! They will love the new DVD Dinosaur Train Big Big Big from PBS Kids and Jim Henson.

Buddy and the Pteranodon kids hop on the Dinosaur Train to meet some of the biggest dinosaurs around! They meet Allie Alamosaurus, an enormous, long-necked, plant-eating sauropod; Denise Diplodocus, whose neck and tail the kids mistake for a snake and a bridge; and Apollo Apatosaurus a huge, long-necked, long-tailed dinosaur looking for adventure. Finally, they visit their old friend Arnie Argentinosaurus, who has gotten too big to ride the Dinosaur Train--until Tiny and Buddy arrange for him to ride on the new flatbed car!
Episodes included - Remember the Alamosaurus; Heck of a Neck; An Apatosaurus Adventure; Arnie Rides the Flat Car; Ned the Quadruped; One Big Dinosaur; Dinosaur Poop; and All Kinds of Families.

Both my kids enjoyed this video, I would say through my son was more into it as he love dinosaurs and trains. He told me he enjoyed meeting all the BIG Dinosaurs and learning about each. His fave part? He say it is the very last episode where the BIG Dinosaur is too big for the train and they little dinosaurs make a train for the big one to ride in. I love the graphics and the fact that it kept my kids engaged and laughing. They have watched this video a few times again and still enjoy it like the first time. I am very happy with this DVD and find it very educational for young children want to know more about Dinosaurs.

You can pick up Dinosaur Train Big Big Big on Shop PBS or Amazon.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. We received the above movie for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Play-Doh Chalkboard set #Review

Play-Doh has been in our house from the day the kids could sit up and squish the doh between their hands. I love the way kids can explore and use their imagination with play-doh. The bright colors and fun smell brings back fond memories of my childhood.
We recently had the opportunity to check out the Play-Doh Chalkboard set from Hasbro Canada. This set comes with 4 tubs of Play-Doh along with numbers 0-9 and six shapes, scissors and a small rolling pin. This is a great set to work with children on numbers and shapes. The kids had a blast making numbers and lining them up in order and making larger numbers. They also made birthday cakes and added numbers to them. My daughters birthday is coming up and that is all that is on her mind. 

The recommended age for this set is 3+. If you are looking for fun idea's & what sets are available head over to Play-Doh website or like Play-Doh on Facebook.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Hasbro Canada. We received the above mentioned product for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Walmart Mom of the Year Finalists! #MOTY

Back in June I told you about Walmart honoring Canadian moms with a fabulous Mom of the Year award, the results are in and the 8 Finalist have been chosen. I want to say Congratulations to all of the wonderful moms that made it into the finals along with all moms who entered! You are all Mom of the Year!

Head over to to read all about the 8 wonderful moms that were chosen. After reading the amazing mom stories, Eileen Thiessen story really stood out to me. I am a development social worker for the last 12 almost 13 years. I work with individuals with developmental disabilities in all ranges. I have also dreamed of foster children with disabilities one day. When I hear about individuals who open their hearts and homes to people with disabilities I get such a wonderful warm feeling. They too need a caring home and family.

Eileen Thiessen's donation of at least $10,000 will be donated to the Special Olympics of Manitoba. Eileen was a foster parent for 46 years, most of the children had disabilities and are now adults. Eileen and her husband purchased a house down the street from the family home to house her children and staff the house. She visits daily to help feed the two girls and has been coaching the Special Olympics for the past 15 years!

Read more of Eileen Thiessen's story on

The Mom Of the Year Award with Walmart Canada will be an annual event to highlight moms across Canada. This year there were over 16,000 entries! At the end of September we will hear who will be chosen for the Mom of the Year award.

~*Disclaimer: I’m part of the Walmart program by Mom Central. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own. Mom of the Year Award: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY Internet access and valid email account required. Nominations open May 10, 2012 to July 8, 2012 for legal residents of Canada over the age of majority.  Entrants cannot nominate themselves. One (1) grand prize available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $100,000 donation by Wal-mart Canada Corp. to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000). Seven (7) runner-up prizes available to be won consisting of $10,000 cash, a $10,000 donation to charity/cause and a trip to Toronto (ARV $22,000).  Charity/cause subject to verification and final approval by Wal-mart Canada Corp., at its sole discretion. Odds of winning depend on how the judging panel evaluates each entry according to the criteria. For Official Contest Rules and to nominate an entrant, visit [].*~

The Pickled Pantry by Andrea Chesman #Book #Review

It's that time of year.... It's canning season! Did you plant a garden this year or head to a pick your own? We usually plant a small garden of tomatoes and a few other things but this year we decided not too. Okay maybe it really wasn't a decision that we thoughtfully made it was maybe that our life was a bit crazy busy.

If you are new to pickling or even experienced but would like to try out some new recipes The Pickled Pantry is a great place to start. This book was written by Andrea Chesman and includes not only recipes but a wealth of information on equipment, ingredients that are used to pickle - spices etc, produce math - this one I love as it tells you produce - weight - Approximate quantity and how much it yields. 
Blurb from Thomas Allen & Son website: 
"You Can Pickle It!

Why limit yourself to cucumbers when pickling brings out the best in so many vegetables and fruits? Andrea Chesman offers dozens of zesty possibilities in The Pickled Pantry, a comprehensive guide to pickling that features recipes for the crisp cucumbers you've always loved---dills, half-sours, bread and butters---plus delicious ideas for pickling everything from carrots to rhubarb, cabbage to pineapple.

It doesn't matter whether you have a few fresh-picked cucumbers or ten pounds of beets. Single-jar recipes, big-harvest ideas, relishes, chutneys, fermented pickles and krauts, and freezer and refrigerator variations provide pickling solutions for every situation. And once your pantry is fully stocked, Chesman provides recipes for 36 delicious ways to use your pickles in prepared dishes.

150 recipes to try out! I love that it is sectioned off into great groups making it easy to find a recipe for your needs.

1 All About Pickling
2 Fermented Pickles
3 Single Jar Pickles
4 Big-Harvest Fresh-Pack Pickles
5 Salsas, Relishes, Chutneys
6 Refrigerator & Freezer Pickles
7 Recipes for Enjoying Homemade Pickles

The recipes contain ingredients you can find in your local grocery store or health food store (spices)  to make some very tasty foods to fill your fridge or pantry. I also love the kitchen notes, profiles and tidbits throughout the book. The directions are very straight forward and written for anyone new to pickling or cooking. It is definitely a great addition to my cookbook library which I hope to use plenty over the years to come. 

Find out where to buy The Pickled Pantry near you.

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn on behalf of Thomas Allen & Son ltd. I received the above mentioned book for review purpose. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

Mind Over Matter #Book Tour & #Giveaway

Mind Over Matter

Rebecca McKenney grieved the loss of her daughter for three years. Now, a vision showing Sabrina three years older, suggests her baby is still alive, and the FBI agent who gave up the search is the only one who can help find her. Special Agent Dan Cooper is haunted by a tragic mistake made early in the investigation of Sabrina's disappearance. Now to ease his conscience he agrees to help Rebecca search. Together they fight inner demons, all to real bad guys, and an attraction neither wants to admit to. Each step closer to finding Sabrina is a step deeper into deception and evil. Can Rebecca and Dan save Sabrina before it's too late?  

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The author is giving away 5 autographed copies (US/ Can) or e-books for International.

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Fall Into Reading Book Bash - Sept 21/12

We have a ton of amazing authors involved in this one you guys!!
Join us September 21st from 10-4 pst. We'll have lots of fun games and prizes!
Hope to see you all there!

Olivia Hardin!

Jessica Gibson!

Nichole Chase!

Mandie Stevens!

Tawdra Kandle!

MG Ainsworth!

Noah Mullette-Gillman!

Stephanie Nelson!

LK Rigel!

C.G. Powell

Lola James!

Tiffany A. White!

Andrea DiGiglio
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Wordless Wednesday - Wedding

Wow and I thought you were tall! Look at him!

Nothing better than a family photo where everyone is doing something other than smiling at the camera!

~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Genuine Jenn. All opinions are honest and my own.*~

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