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Happy Halloween!

 

 

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Posted in Slice of LIfe

We Read Dead People: A Slice of Life Post

 

 

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today with another Slice of Life Post. I’m going on a field trip with my oldest today, so this post is going to be short and sweet. 🙂

 

Kind of like me! LOL!

 

Anyway, I thought I’d share my very first Bulletin Board with all of you. I’m actually quite proud of it. I found it on Pinterest and I thought it was quite appropriate for the library. I especially enjoyed creating the illusion of blood spatter on the letters. Check it out!

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Perfect for the upcoming holiday, don’t you think? I still have to put up the border, but after that I’m golden. 🙂

I enjoyed working on this, and I’m starting to see that my creative side includes artistic endeavors as well as my writing. It’s fun to discover something new about yourself, and I realize that I’m still learning new things even at my age.

In my opinion, that’s the key to happiness right there. Never stop learning. 🙂

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my Slice of Life with me. If you’d like to check out other Slice of Life posts click here.

Posted in Holiday Posts

Lessons Learned while Shopping for Halloween Costumes

My youngest in his Werewolf CostumeHello everyone! I hope all is well with you. I’m back today and I’d like talk about a little something on the personal side. This weekend I took my boys shopping for their Halloween costumes. This is always an adventure!

My oldest found his immediately and they had his size, so he was satisfied very quickly. However, my youngest is a tiny little guy, and we always have trouble finding something that will fit.

This shopping trip was no exception. You see he wanted a “creepy” costume just like his brother’s. Unfortunately, they didn’t have his size. He didn’t panic, yet. He scrutinized the costumes that would fit him, but didn’t like any of them.

By this time, I was anticipating a battle, or a crying fit in the store, so my anxiety level had turned up a notch. He went back to the costume that he liked, but wasn’t his size and started whimpering.

“I want this one.”

I reined in my frustration and said, “Well. That one’s too big.” I pulled it off the rack and inspected the hem. “Maybe, Grandma can hem it so it fits you better.”

“No.”

Why don’t we go to a different store and see what they have.”

“NO.” He shook his head stubbornly.

“Well, little man. I’m out of options. You need to decide what you want to do.”

By this time, I expected a meltdown. I prepared myself for the dreaded tantrum and envisioned a scenario where I’d have to drag him out of the store, kicking and screaming. Instead, what happened was he again inspected the costumes that were his size and chose one.

Of course, it was the most expensive one on the rack. Groan. Nevertheless, I bought it because that was the one he wanted.

We made it out of the store but on the ride home, he started to cry, claiming he didn’t get the costume he wanted. My heart went out to him; it’s so disappointing when we don’t get exactly what we want.

So, I said to him. “I know, honey. But you didn’t like any of the alternatives that I came up with either.”

It was as if a light bulb went off. He stopped his crying and sniffed. Then when we got home, he enjoyed his costume just as much as his older brother did.

This is one of those “life lesson” moments that we as parents get every once in a while. It’s about making choices and I feel that all kids need to learn this.

Sometimes we don’t get to have the choice we want for whatever reason. So, we have to make the best choice from the options that are available to us and live with it.

My son learned that lesson this weekend and it made me realize that I have to remember that too. I’ve got to make the best decisions I can with the options that are available to me. And not get caught up in the negativity of not having the perfect option. This just makes sense. I say my son learned this lesson this weekend, but I relearned it as well. What a bonus! Two life lessons for the price of one! 😉

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post today! I appreciate your time and if you have any life lessons that you’ve learned from your kids, or vice versa, please share them! I’d love to read about them. 🙂

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The Super Spies Halloween Party!

 

*******THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW OVER. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED SHORTLY! :)***************

 

 

 

Hello Everyone! Welcome to the Super Spies Halloween Party! We’re giving away a KINDLE FIRE by playing a game called “Bobbing for Books” and here’s how you enter to win!

The first way to enter is by tweeting and Facebook sharing about the event and posting the tweet or share in the comment section below. Each tweet or share counts as one entry. So, the more tweets you do the more entries you have. 🙂

The second way to enter is by purchasing one of the participating authors books and posting the title and confirmation code in a comment below. This purchase counts as two entries, so if a contestant buys two books, they are entered four times in the giveaway. 🙂

The winner will be announced on October 30th. I will send them an e-mail and also post on Facebook and Twitter. 🙂

****Please be aware that the KINDLE FIRE will be gifted from Amazon and sent directly from there. Therefore, if the winner receives a damaged prize, myself and the participating authors are not held liable for any damages. The winner must work with Amazon to get a replacement.

Now let the tweeting and sharing begin! Good luck to all of you! This is going to be a fun party! And please scroll down and check out all the books! There’s something here for everyone! Romance, Young Adult, and even self help! All good clean reads! 🙂

Here are the participating authors books and buylinks and if you don’t see something interesting here stop by their blog and check out their other books! 🙂

“The Super Spies and the Cat Lady Killer”

By: Lisa Orchard

An innocent game of Truth or Dare spins out of control when Sarah Cole discovers the dead body of the Cat Lady and what’s worse? The lead detective believes they’re responsible for the old woman’s death. Sarah realizes it’s up to The Super Spies to snare the Cat Lady Killer…or die trying.. A great Halloween read!

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=10078468

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Super-Spies-Lady-Killer-ebook/dp/B007JZH61K

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-super-spies-and-the-cat-lady-killer-lisa-orchard/1109518725?ean=2940014338202

“Hauntings of the Heart”

By Joselyn Vaughn

When lost love shows up on your doorstep, what do you do?  Minnie Schultz slams the door in his face.  With the help of some paranormal investigators, an Elvis impersonator and a couple of nosey friends, can Minnie and Gordon find the future they were meant to have?

Astraea Press: http://astraeapress.com/#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=7355585

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Hauntings-of-the-Heart-ebook/dp/B005Z8WJRY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1319568032&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hauntings-of-the-heart-joselyn-vaughn/1106922258?ean=2940013221796&itm=2&usri=hauntings+of+the+heart

Find more of Joselyn’s books here: http://joselynvaughn.com

“Abiding Echoes”

By: Kay Springsteen

Love is family…

Love is endless…

Love is timeless…

Love is abiding…

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Abiding-Echoes-Orsons-Folly-ebook/dp/B008MRR876/ref=la_B004RZUWLG_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1350052539&sr=1-9

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/abiding-echoes-kay-springsteen/1112162718?ean=2940014969529

Find more of Kay’s books here: http://kayspringsteen.wordpress.com/

“Vala Appointed”

By: J. F. Jenkins

Identical twins Anj and Zes Willam have always been considered odd, even in a world where myth is real. Their magic is powerful and intense, as well as their secrets. None more so than Anj, who has the biggest secret of them all.

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/j.f.-jenkins

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/J.F.-enkins/e/B004P3HB6O/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_3

“Key to Love”

By: Meg Mims

When an artist finds a small metal object – a piece of a key- and uses it in a new collage, will it unlock her future happiness?

http://www.amazon.com/The-Key-Love-Mims-ebook/dp/B0074NI7K6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1350321612&sr=8-1&keywords=the+key+to+love

“Cruel Justice”

By: Mel Comley

The headless body of a wealthy widow is discovered decomposing in Chelling Forest. Detective Inspector Lorne Simpkins and her partner, DS Pete Childs are assigned to the case. A few days later another victim, this time a young girl, is discovered. Who could the killer be and what’s the connection between the two victims?

Amazon/ US: http://www.amazon.com/Cruel-Justice-Book-one-ebook/dp/B005QOY4FM

Amazon/UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cruel-Justice-Book-one-ebook/dp/B005QOY4FM

Find more of Mel’s books here: http://melcomley.blogspot.fr/

“Moonlight on the Palms”

By: Lisa Greer

When professor Astrid Kent’s estranged mother dies, she returns to her childhood home of La Casa De La Luz to set things right. But secrets, murder, and her mother’s ex-husband—Astrid’s former fiance before she fled Texas in shame—threaten to entangle her at every turn, even as another man vies for her heart.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Moonlight-on-the-Palms-ebook/dp/B00578UTLU/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1326205480&sr=1-1

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=3906042

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonlight-on-the-palms-lisa-greer/1103861118

Find more of Lisa’s books here: http://www.lisalgreer.com/

“Prepare to Receive More”

By: Benecia Ponder

A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming Your Prosperity Partnership with God.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009BT40DY/ref=as_li_tf_til?tag=benepond-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B009BT40DY&adid=0VEXNXSBKN1XYZJHWEY7&&ref-refURL=http://preparetoreceivemore.com/

“The Trouble with Charlie”

By: Catherine Bennett

Love. Desire. A psycho bent on revenge. But can Charlie Reynolds recognize the most dangerous of the three?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00849AM9I

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-trouble-with-charlie-catherine-bennett/1110924132?ean=2940014458948

Astraea Press:  http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=10046834

“At What Cost”

By: J. Andersen

When sixteen year old Maggie Reynolds discovers she’s pregnant at the beginning of Junior year, she’s scared to death to tell her parents for fear of what they’ll do. Luckily, her boyfriend suggests another alternative: abortion, but will it really solve all her problems like she hopes it will?

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/At-What-Cost-ebook/dp/B008BEDPPO

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/at-what-cost-j-andersen/1111557851?ean=2940014771320

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=12328251

“The Legacy”

By: Patricia Kiyono

A family finds and embraces its samurai heritage. The Legacy introduces the Tanaka family, whose story begins in The Samurai’s Garden, available beginning November 6 from your favorite ebook distributor!

http://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Kiyono/e/B0067PSM5C/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1348917923&sr=1-2-ent

“The Last Time Keepers”

By: Sharon Ledwith

When Amanda Sault and her four classmates are caught in a major food fight at school, they are given the choice of suspension or yard duty. It was a no-brainer. A two-week crash course in landscaping leads the kids to discover a weathered stone arch buried in an overgrown backyard. Instead of a forgotten lawn ornament, it turns out to be an ancient time portal from the lost continent of Atlantis.

Musa Publishing: http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=5&products_id=277

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Last-Timekeepers-Arch-Atlantis-ebook/dp/B0084AKSP0

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-last-timekeepers-and-the-arch-of-atlantis-x2019-sharon-ledwith/1111074347?ean=2940014363952

“There your Heart will be Also”

By: Felicia Rogers

The Renaissance Hearts Series – Begin the adventure with Sarra and Cedric.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/There-Heart-Renaissance-Series-ebook/dp/B005XSEQ7C

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/there-your-heart-will-be-also-felicia-rogers/1106848770?ean=2940013291041

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=5907188

Find more of Felicia’s books here: http://feliciarogersauthor.weebly.com/

“A Collie Rescue”

By: Lindsay Downs

Former Army Sergeant Sandi Charleston, diagnosed with PTSD and homeless barely survives day to day. By a miracle of fate she meets Taz, a uniquely special collie, who helps turn her life around.

Astraea Press http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:category=662245&mode=product&product=13897850

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Collie-Rescue-Emily-Dahill-ebook/dp/B008V4JP6C

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-collie-rescue-lindsay-downs/1112437116?ean=2940014828376

Find more of Lindsay Downs books here: www.murdersandmysteries.wordpress.com

“A New Dream”

By: Elaine Cantrell

Former NFL player Matt McCallum and baker Violet Emerson find a common dream for their lives, but a loose end from Matt’s past returns to jeopardize their future. Will love be enough to save their new dream before it turns into a nightmare?

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=2676585

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/A-New-Dream-ebook/dp/B004TAWHO4

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/new-dream-elaine-cantrell/1102710733?ean=2940012395245

“Psychic”

By: John Warnock

What if you awoke one day and discovered you had ESP? Would you feel blessed? Or would you feel cursed?

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Psychic-ebook/dp/B001ECQLCE

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/psychic-john-warnock/1101224535?ean=2940011111563

Find more of John’s books here: http://www.johnwarnock.info/

“Secrets of Catalpa Hall”

By: Lori Lapekes

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-of-Catalpa-Hall-ebook/dp/B007WYPIGS

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/secrets-of-catalpa-hall-lori-lapekes/1110362265?ean=2940014565875

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=11343670

Find more of Lori’s books here: http://lorilapekes.com/

“No Job for a Woman”

By: Sherry Gloag

Circumstances demand Julian and Deborah learn to work together and Julian dares to dream that he might gain the love of the only person he’s ever given his heart to.

But will Deborah live long enough to discover that by releasing everything she values, she will gain everything her heart desires?

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/No-Job-Woman-ebook/dp/B0095II45G

Barnes and Noble:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/no-job-for-a-woman-sherry-gloag/1112754572?ean=2940015111361

Find more of Sherry’s books here: http://www.sherrygloag.com/

“Crossing the Deep”

By: Kelly Martin

Sixteen year old Rachel Harker expects the hiking trip in the mountains to be short and painless. Four days later, injured and scared, she just prays to make it home alive.

Astraea Press: http://www.astraeapress.com/#ecwid:mode=product&product=15502342

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Crossing-The-Deep-ebook/dp/B009NWGMMQ

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/crossing-the-deep-kelly-martin/1113215706?ean=2940015565096

“Persephone”

By Kaitlin Bevins

There are worse things than death, worse people too.

The “talk” was bad enough, but how many teens get told that they’re a goddess? When her mom tells her, Persephone is sure her mother has lost her mind. It isn’t until Boreas, the god of winter, tries to abduct her that she realizes her mother was telling the truth. Hades rescues her, and in order to safely bring Persephone to the Underworld he marks her as his bride. But Boreas will stop at nothing to get Persephone. Despite her growing feelings for Hades, Persephone wants to return to the living realm. Persephone must find a way to defeat Boreas and reclaim her life.

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/Persephone-ebook/dp/B008HYPD58

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/persephone-kaitlin-bevis/1111973897?ean=2940014686051

Find more of Kaitlin’s books here: http://kaitlinbevis.com/