Oktoberfest 2014 LinkUp

Being of German descent, I love Oktoberfest. I remember my nana and my great-grandmother preparing foods during this time of year to celebrate their German heritage. I think it is where my love of the fall season began – always centered around food – and the wonderful array of smells and the constant tantalizing smells that would be coming from their kitchens on any given … Continue reading Oktoberfest 2014 LinkUp

Farmhouse Chic Collection from GroopDealz

I know that I’ve told you this a million times, but I really, really miss life on the farm. It was one of those life experiences that you hate while it is happening, but when it is gone, you wish like crazy that you could get it back again! Well, I might not be able to have the whole farm experience any longer, but I … Continue reading Farmhouse Chic Collection from GroopDealz

Fall Fashion Picks for 2014

I am so anxious to be able to start wearing some fall fashion this year! Turtlenecks, over the knee boots, gorgeous scarves and warm coats! This is definitely my most favorite time of the year when it comes to fashion! Check out some of my favorites below! Dennis Basso Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater with Rib Trim I love that this particular turtleneck can be worn during … Continue reading Fall Fashion Picks for 2014

Back to School, Fall Season, and Halloween – Are You Ready?

We are gearing up for the back to school, fall season, and Halloween madness around these parts and we would like to know, what’s your favorite thing to do, favorite food, favorite drink, favorite place to visit during the fall? Continue reading Back to School, Fall Season, and Halloween – Are You Ready?

#GivingTuesday – Our Family Story

#GivingTuesday is about giving back during the holiday season. Started in 2012, this first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become synonymous with the holiday spirit, with the saying “good will toward men.” Please allow me to share our story with you on how we “gave back” during this holiday season. Our #GivingTuesday Story Our family was blessed to participate in feeding the men who rely on … Continue reading #GivingTuesday – Our Family Story

Scared: Ten Tales of Horror Review

Rayne Hall delights once again in this collection of scary stories for almost every taste, each penned by a different author with a different writing style and a different taste in horror. This allows you to explore your own preferences. Which story gives you the most delicious frights?  The authors have played with “What if” scenarios: What if the safe world we take for granted is … Continue reading Scared: Ten Tales of Horror Review

Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts

I have always been one of those individuals that had a fascination with ghosts, and have even had several experiences as a child that have stayed with me throughout my entire life, just as clear and sharp as they were the day that they happened. Rayne Hall pulls together an exciting collection of stories from various authors from around the world to bring you Haunted: … Continue reading Haunted: Ten Tales of Ghosts

Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies Review

Welcome to the world of the not-quite-living. With shows like The Walking Dead being a huge hit here in the States, saying that Americans have a fascination with zombies is an understatement. Rayne Hall puts together a fantastic collection of stories to increase that fascination ten-fold! While zombies still have physical bodies, their minds are irrevocably changed. No longer governed by a conscience, incapable of … Continue reading Undead: Ten Tales of Zombies Review

Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance Review

Is clairvoyance a gift or a curse? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be able to glimpse what the future holds? Come join me as we travel through places from the distant past, fantasy lands and our own modern world in Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance, a story collection from the ‘Ten Tales’ series of anthologies edited by Rayne Hall. What … Continue reading Seers: Ten Tales of Clairvoyance Review

Halloween Decorations on a Dime

In keeping with “Our Fall Favorites” series, today we have some great ideas on how to decorate your home for Halloween on a dime from our guest author, Kristin Willis. Wednesday we’ll have more decorating ideas and activities that you can do with your family! Searching for fun Halloween decorations can be a pain, but what can be a bigger pain is the cost. On … Continue reading Halloween Decorations on a Dime