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Instant Pot Recipe Ideas

Hey guys! I do several programs where I answer surveys and things like that and earn points that can be redeemed for gift cards. Recently I earned some Amazon gift codes and I already knew what I was going to use them on:

So while it doesn’t have the name “instant pot”, it seems to have about the same functionality and was cheaper, so I went for it. I also have other Bella products that I like, so I trust the brand.


I also purchased the Kindle version of this book:


So my question is, who has an instant pot and do you have any fun suggestions/ recipe ideas? I haven’t received mine yet, so I haven’t tried it at all. But I am excited to give it a try. If I find any fun new ideas, I will be sure to post them here when I get the chance.

Let me know in the comments any suggestions you might have?

What’s New?!

Hey folks! Well, I know I have been a bad, bad blogger and website owner. But I promise that I have plans to update many things here and blog more often. I am working on my list of blog posts, but I have product reviews, book reviews, products for sale and much more to add!

Also, I recently won a giveaway on another blog and plan to review the items that I won for you all. If you want to take a peek at what I won, take a look: Holiday Kitchen Bundle.

And just for something cute, here are some cute little carts that I bought recently. I plan to use them for craft displays.


Giveaway! Bible Journaling Kit #FlyBy #BibleJournalingKit

Hey everybody! I recently received a product to review and I am going to be sharing that with you today!

The Bible Journaling Kit from Ellie Claire, a division of Worthy Publishing Group, is a fun and crafty way to read and journal.


When I opened the box, I was actually surprised at how much stuff was in it!

The best part is the pouch, with adjustable strap that is mean to fit on Bibles of all sizes. It could also strap on to your journal or any other book that you might want to pair it with. It’s super cute too! And you can throw in all of your supplies!

There is a ruled page protector mat with tracing lines.


Also a journaling pen.


8 colored pencils. The fun kind that you don’t have to sharpen. Just twist!


And LOTS of stickers, some with words, some just letters, and also tabs if you want to throw those on your Bible or even in a journal!


You can use all of the products directly on your Bible, or if you would prefer, you could definitely use them in a journal. Highlight your favorite verses, whatever you want!

And lucky you, have TWO opportunities to win one for yourself!

1 – The Company themselves are giving away five kits. Just go to the following link to enter and also print some free coloring pages!

2- Just leave a comment right here on my blog and I will enter your name in a drawing and choose one winner! Woohoo!

Here is where you can buy your own if you don’t win!

Buy Link to include in your post:

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Book Review: Hutchins Creek Cache by Deborah Garner


Paige MacKenzie heads to the town of Hutchins Creek, Colorado, to research Old West railroad history for The Manhattan Post, with plans to meet up with her favorite cowboy, Jake Norris.

When a mysterious coin from the 1920’s is discovered behind the Hutchins Creek Railroad Museum, Paige starts digging into four generations of Hutchins family history.

As legends of steam engines and coin mintage mingle, will Paige discover the true origin of the coin or will she find herself dangerously close to more than one long-hidden town secret?

Available to buy from….
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“Can’t say enough about this book! Wonderful! Deborah Garner is a wonderful writer! She makes you feel like you are right there with Paige and Jake. I loved the setting of Hutchins Creek and the characters were all great. I was on pins and needles and even shed a tear or two. I can’t wait for more of this series!”  – review from Goodreads


More Paige MacKenzie Mysteries




“This book held my interest from start to finish. It was beautifully written with such great descriptions that I could picture the town and landscapes.” – review of Above the Bridge


“Delightful . Loved the explorations into the old mines and the side love stories. Mist was a special person with exceptional insight.” – review of The Moonglow Cafe


 “The author does a great job in vividly describing the resort, town and surrounding landscape, she makes you feel like you are actually there. She also has a gift for making her characters come to life.” – review of Three Silver Doves


Above reviews from

My Thoughts:
I have actually read another of this author’s books, another of the Paige Mackenzie Mysteries- Three Silver Doves. I was glad to get a chance to read another. I will state again that even if you haven’t read any others in the series, you should be able to jump in and read this one without any confusion.

The author does a great job at character development, as well as creating likeable characters whose stories you want to follow. Of course there is a mystery and I wouldn’t tell you what happens! There were times I thought that I knew whodunnit, but turns out I was wrong!

Any of the books in this series or by this author are worth a read!

About the author

Deborah Garner is an accomplished travel writer with a passion for back roads and secret hideaways. Born and raised in California, she studied in France before returning to the U.S. to attend UCLA. After stints in graduate school and teaching, she attempted to clone herself for decades by founding and running a dance and performing arts center, designing and manufacturing clothing and accessories, and tackling both spreadsheets and display racks for corporate retail management. Her passions include photography, hiking and animal rescue. She speaks five languages, some substantially better than others. She now divides her time between California and Wyoming, dragging one human and two canines along whenever possible.

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Book Review and Giveaway: Spring Fling Kitty by Rachelle Ayala

Heartbreaker Connor Hart, one of the youngest fire chiefs in the country, is planning on marrying Dr. Elaine Woo, a woman who pretended to cheat on him with his best friend many years ago. She bought him a Dalmatian puppy, he gave her a ring—and the women of San Francisco are about to lose their most eligible bachelor.

Artist and poet Nadine Woo is down on her luck. The cast-off half-sister of Dr. Elaine Woo, she doesn’t measure up, according to her strict and distant father. When Nadine and her mother are about to be evicted from their apartment, she gets an interesting offer from her sister. Seems she’s in need of a little help concerning her relationship with Fire Chief Connor Hart.

As soon as Nadine meets Connor, she knows she’s in for a rough ride. Connor is the fireman who rescued her and her little gray kitten, and she’s never forgotten how safe she felt in his arms.

When Nadine takes her sister’s place at a spring fling weekend with Connor, love ignites, and there’s no going back.

Can a spunky little kitty show Connor and Nadine that doing the wrong thing is sometimes right, especially when it comes to love?

Spring Fling Kitty is Book #3 of the Have A Hart Romance Series. It can be read standalone, although characters from the previous books appear here in supporting roles.


I definitely thought this was a cute story. I didn’t even realize until later on that this was book 3 in a series, so I can speak to the fact that it can definitely be read standalone. The addition of the animals in the storyline was a fun touch that I found quite endearing.

I will say that there were a few bits of romantic conversation that, to me, seemed slightly unrealistic, perhaps something that something just wouldn’t say, especially after knowing someone for just a couple of days. But I am not romance hater, so I overlooked those bits and paid attention to the story underneath it.

And let me tell you, the ending was definitely not anything I was expecting! Of course I won’t tell you what happens, but let me say that I think that unexpected twist in the story was my favorite part of the book. All in all, this was a sweet story and I would not hesitate to check out more of this author’s books.

Have a Hart Romance Series 
Christmas Lovebirds, Book #1
Valentine Hound Dog, Book #2
Spring Fling Kitty, Book #3

Available to buy from…
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“Beautiful romance with a touch of suspense, great combination!” – Amazon review


“A beautiful, heartfelt story. Love saw. Love came. Love conquered. I truly recommended everyone to read this book.”  – Amazon review


About heroine Nadine Woo – “A free spirit is a gift in my eyes. It’s what makes her beautiful. It’s what makes Connor love her. It’s what brings life to this story.” – Corissa Palfrey

About the author
Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense. Her foremost goal is to take readers on a shared emotional journey with her characters as they grow and become more true to themselves. Rachelle believes in the power of love to overcome obstacles and feels that everyone should find love as often as possible, especially if it’s within the pages of a book. Her book, Knowing Vera, won the 2015 Angie Ovation Award, and A Father for Christmas garnered a 2015 Readers’ Favorite Gold Award.

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I’m Still Here!

Hi Bloggy Friends!

I have been a little under the weather and haven’t posted anything for a bit!

There are posts on the way!! I promise!

Thanks for hanging in there!

I Need Your Help- Winter Drinks for Grown-Ups

Hey everyone!

I am putting together an upcoming blog post and I am asking for your assistance.

I am compiling a list of winter beverages for grown-ups, and by that I mean ones with booze!

I have some in mind already, but I would love to add some more. Are there any favorites any of you have?


Please let me know!


Mic Check 1,2,3

Just testing something folks! Thanks

Brace Yourselves!


September is National Honey Month

Did you know that September is National Honey Month? Well it is, so in honor of that, I thought I would share with you some of amazing uses for honey. Some of these you probably already know about, but hopefully you will find out something new about the sweet stuff.

According to the National Honey Board, a tablespoon of raw honey contains 64 calories, is fat-free, cholesterol-free, and sodium-free and is composed of about 80% carbohydrates, 18 percent water, and 2 percent vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.

  1. Allergies    This one I know about personally. Some may say it’s a myth, but I believe it works. Taking a spoonful of local honey can help relieve seasonal allergy symptoms.  It also works as a cough suppressant.

           2. Dandruff  

        Supposedly, you can apply honey, diluted with 10 percent warm water to areas affected by dandruff. Leave it on for three hours before rinsing though!

         3. Treat Wounds and Burns

 Honey is a natural antibiotic and can be used to disinfect wounds from bacteria.

  4. Lip Balm

You can make your own with beeswax and honey or maybe pick up some Burt’s Bees.

   5.  Remove Parasites     I hope I don’t ever have to test this one out, but apparently you can mix some honey, water and vinegar to get rid of parasites

6. Hangover Help  Have some honey in the morning after partying too hard. The fructose will help speed up the metabolism of the alcohol.


Of course, there are many other uses, but there are a few to get you thinking.

Are there any other uses for honey that you would like to share?


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Hello September!


I’m currently working on a bunch of stuff to post, but wanted to give a quick shout out to September!

I have nothing against September. This is just the only song I know about the month.

Stay Tuned!

Hey folks! Make sure to keep your eyes here!

I have plans to update all the pages on my site. I will also be putting up a storefront, giving you the ability to purchase crafts and other products I sell straight from this page.

Plenty of new crafts to come and regular posts!

Also more product reviews and giveaways!



Photo Challenge Day 29: Sunglasses


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Photo Challenge Day 22: Favorite Memory

Not favorite but definitely funny.


Photo Challenge Day 21: In Motion


Photo Challenge Day 23: Any Animal


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