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What Did I Win?

As a lot of you know, I enter giveaways pretty often, and I have won several.

I recently won another one and have several items on the way to me. I haven’t received any of them yet, but I thought I would give you more detail on what is coming and when they come in, I will let you know how they work.

The first thing is a Capresso Froth Max. Now I’m honestly not sure how much I will use this, because I’ve never really needed frothy milk. But apparently I can make hot chocolate and other things in it as well.

The Capresso froth MAX automatic milk frother produces professional quality results with a quick touch of a button. Three temperature settings – hot, warm and cold, open up a variety of options for delicious beverages including decadent hot chocolate.

Next up is a Kyocera Outdoor Ceramic Camp Kitchen Knife and Sheath Set. Now this should come in handy, as we do go camping quite a bit.

Introducing Kyocera’s new Outdoor Ceramic Camp Kitchen Knife with a heavy duty nylon sheath! This ultimate cutting tool is designed for outdoor food prep. The knife is perfect for slicing fruits, vegetables, boneless meats and boneless fish. It’s ideal for camping, fishing, hiking, picnics, tailgating and more. The ergonomic soft textured handle provides for a comfortable and highly controlled grip. The knife is ultra-sharp, light weight, very easy to clean and will never rust making it perfect for outdoor use. The knife sheath is made of heavy nylon built to withstand the elements. It features a Velcro strap to safely secure the knife in place as well as a belt loop for quick and easy access at your side.

This next one will come in handy when I get on a baking spurt. It’s the Frieling Stainless Steel Layer Cake Slicer.

Makes slicing uniform layers a “piece of cake”! Slices up to 8 layers. Kit includes adjustable slicing mold, 12″ baker’s knife and 11″ cake lifter. Pair it with one of the extra deep springforms for up to 8 layers or a standard one for up to 4 layers.

Another item I won is the CDN floating thermometer. Apparently this useful for cooking when you need to keep liquids a specific temperature. It can also be used for brewing beer!

Multi-purpose: sous-vide, custards, brewing beer,
sauces, soups and stews
•Waterproof (IPX6)
•Dishwasher safe
•Polycarbonate lens
•304 stainless steel housing
•Removable buoy
OK, the next one might not be all that USEFUL, but it certainly seems fun- Koji Jewel Pop Molds. Why would I not want to make my own ring pops?
Sparkle, shine, and dine with these wearable ice pop molds. Whether you want to pop the question or just enjoy a pop, this is the collection for you. Each set includes eight tasty jewels in your favorite flavors, including traditional gem and heart-shaped jewels. BPA and phthalate free.
Here is another one that will come in handy when I get in the right mood. It’s a Kuhn Rikon Frosting Filler Deco Set.

Easily fill decorating bottle directly from store bought frosting containers. Our clever filler set saves time and no baking skills required!

    • Squeeze bottle easily fills from standard frosting containers.
    • Includes 3 XL and 5 standard decorating tips to create many designs.
    • Tip storage covers keep frosting fresh for the next use.
    • BPA free
    • Set includes:

1 Squeeze Bottle
1 Handled Plunger
1 Bottle Base Cap
1 Scraper
2 Flower Tip Bases with Couplers
2 Tip Covers
3 XL Decorating Tips
5 Standard Decorating Tips

  • Create professional patterns in frosting using the 3 XL and 5 Standard decorating Tips included in the set.
  • Explore your creativity and add personality with the variety of decorating Tips included in the set.

I am also receiving a Zoku Travel Tumbler. Not sure what color. I guess it will be a surprise!

Sip without spills with the Zoku 16oz. Travel Tumbler. The double-walled design keeps drinks insulated and your hands warm and dry on the outside. Sealing is a snap with the press-fit lid. And the silicone holder keeps your straw in place no matter where you take it.

AND this one sounds super fun. It’s a Zoku Ice Cream Maker. Apparently I can make individual portions of ice cream with it! So cute!

Make individual portions of ice cream, custard, frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, or sherbet in as little as 10 minutes with the Zoku Ice Cream Maker! Whether you prefer classic flavors like vanilla bean, mint chocolate chip, fresh strawberry, or dark fudge, or you like to create your own flavors, fresh ice cream can now be a spur-of-the-moment decision. Top your creation with fruit, candy pieces, nuts, or brownie chunks, and for a classic flourish, add a bright red cherry on top.

And that’s it! I will keep you updated when they come in and let you know how they work!

Book Review and Giveaway-Booker: Streets of Mayhem


On a cool October afternoon, the majestic blue sky above Dallas is polluted with swells of gray smoke, carrying shattered memories of fifteen people, mostly children, who’ve just been killed by an explosion on a bus.

A white supremacist group claims responsibility, opening old wounds, turning neighbor against neighbor–fracturing the community.

A Southeast Dallas native, Booker T. Adams couldn’t be more invested in the city…in the people he’d served for the last seven years as a beat cop for the Dallas Police Department. Without warning, it becomes personal for Booker on so many levels. And as panic grips the city, he must decide how much he’s willing to sacrifice to end the chaos.

With his career called into question and his family in the crosshairs of one terrorist act after another, Booker invests every fiber of his being to protect a broken community, and to stop the brutal, senseless slayings.

If he fails, terrorism will reign in the city of Dallas.

Book available from…    Barnes and Noble    Kobo    Apple

What I Have to Say:

This book was most definitely a page turner. Believe me, if you pick it up, you will have trouble putting it down!

Booker is a highly believable character and you get to know him in his work environment in addition to personal relationships. The story also alternates between the viewpoint of Booker and a “mystery man.”

The author has a talent for making the reader feel a part of the action through his intense descriptive words. Obviously I don’t want to give too much away, but I will say that this just the first in a series that I will most definitely have to follow!

About the Author

A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.

Find the author on the following sites…

Website   Facebook   Twitter   Google+   Goodreads

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.<




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Do You Want to Win Things Too?

Some of you know that I have been winning some giveaways lately.

I thought I would share with you one of my sources for the giveaways that I enter.
Blog Giveaway Directory
Blog Giveaway Directory has tons of giveaways listed on their page. What I did was sign up with my email address in the box on the left side of the page. That way I don’t have to scroll through everything, but everyday I get an email of all the new giveaways posted and I can pick the ones that I want to enter.

For the most part, you get entries by doing simple things like leaving a comment on he blog post, visiting Facebook pages, following on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest,etc.

So knock yourself out! But don’t win any of the ones that I want to win. Hehe.