Skin Care Tips for Fall – TriDerma Skincare {Giveaway}

The leaves are changing colors and Fall is in full swing. I love the Fall season. It is a little cooler and there are so many fun things to do! Our family loves to go to the pumpkin patch, hay rides and haunted houses. Unfortunately, this also means drier air and thus drier skin. At this time of the year (and through the Winter) it is important to insure that your skin is taken care of.

I was recently introduced to TriDerma skincare. This skincare line is all natural and botanical based products made with organic genuine virgin aloe vera. I just tried three of their amazing products and have incorporated them into my Fall skincare routine. Here are my best tips for Fall Skincare:

  • Don’t use soap. Soap is extra drying and will dry out your skin even more!
  • Exfoliate. Scrub off dry skin and increase your skin’s softness and brightness. Try TriDerma’s Spot & Wrinkle Erasing Scrub. It also helps with acne, wrinkles and everyday skin irritations.
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  • Hydrate. A light-weight moisturizer is the best and TriDerma’s Light Sensitive Skin Healing Moisturizer does the trick! This moisturizer will leave your skin feeling silky soft throughout the day and does not feel heavy on the skin.
  • Eye Care. Reduce swelling and dryness by using Everyday Bruise Relief. It also can be used as an under-eye brightener.
  • Protect Your Lips. Make sure you keep your lips moist by using a non-petroleum based lip balms.
  • Protect Hands and Feet. Find a good cream to keep hands and feet protected and moisturized.
  • Reduce Pores, Spots and Wrinkles. TriDerma has two great products that will help reduce pores, spots and wrinkles this Fall. The Pore Reducing Anti-Age Serum is the perfect primer that will hide imperfections and improve overall skin texture, skin and complexion. The Spot & Wrinkle Reducing Cream is a Medical strength anti-aging cream that help erase the look of spots, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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  • Use a Sunscreen. You can still get sunburned in the Fall, so remember to use a good sunscreen. If you do get burned, use TriDerma’s Extra Pure Healing Gel which is great for minor burns and sunburn. It also provides soothing, softening, hydrating and natural anti-inflammatory relief for all kinds of skin irritations.
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{Giveaway} $100 in Foster Farms Products!


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Book Review: At Dusk An Alex Troutt Thriller by John W. Mefford

New Release….
Alex Troutt Thriller, Book #5
AT Dusk

A little boy makes his first kill—and he likes it. He is cunning, charming, and without remorse.

He is a sociopath.

As boy turns to man, what lies inside takes root. He will make a mark on Boston unlike any other, and FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt must figure out how to stop him.

But when she and her close-knit team move in closer, the stakes become much higher as the case takes on a more personal tone. It’s a frantic race to stop a manipulative killer before his web of deceit and destruction escalates into a blood bath of haunting proportions.

My Review:

This is the first book that I have read by John W. Mefford. At Dusk is the fifth book in the Alex Troutt series. Alex is a FBI Special Agent, who in the first book, suffers from amnesia and must put her life back together. In this volume, Alex is dealing with a serial killer. Alex and her team must figure out a way to stop this brutal man. There are three different suspects, two of which have been around her daughter and this makes the stakes even higher for Alex. Since I love thrillers, this book was perfect! It has a great plot and great twists! It was definitely hard to put down. Now, I want to go back and read all of the Alex Troutt thrillers!

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“Alex Troutt is quickly becoming one of my favorite fictional characters. I love how she’s constantly having to balance her family life and her job, even though her job is continually threatening to take over.” – Sonya N

“I simply love every single one of John Mefford’s novels. They keep you on the edge of your seat reading late into the night.” – Michele B

“Intrigue and attempts at revenge for long held grudges – the twists and turns keeps your adrenalin pumping.” – Tracy C

above reviews from the Alex Trout Series

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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.

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Book Review: Deadly Ties by Maggie Thom

She went to jail for the right reason but the wrong murder.

With her mom in a coma, Kyara is determined to discover who is behind the brutal attack. Does her grandmother’s recent release from jail have anything to do with it? The police believe that some meth addicted youth are responsible but what Kyara uncovers is shocking. Is anyone telling the truth? Even Ryan who she thought might be able to help her is harnessing his own dark secret. Is he truly trying to help her or does he have his own agenda?

The golf course wasn’t built because the sport was gaining in popularity but to hide a deadly secret. Those responsible are determined to keep it buried and those who know anything are being silenced. Kyara finds herself trying to catch an old woman, stay ahead of those trying to kill her and unveil the truth. But can she do it before a town pays the ultimate price?

My Review

I love mysteries and this one fit the bill. I didn’t want to put it down. The characters were interesting, the plot had a few twist and the ending was perfect. I enjoyed that there was an environmental twist and coverup. The main character, Kyara, really doesn’t want to be back in her home town, but returns because someone attacked her mom. She realizes that there is something fishy in the town and she works to uncover the dark secret. This books is well worth the read!

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“The plot was intricate and it made me want to finish it quickly so I could discover all the mysteries. There was lots of action, a love story and a good depiction of strong women which I really liked. “ – C H-Jackson

“A Deep Mystery With Hidden Treachery And Suspense. Maggie Thom is one of the best suspense writers in today’s fiction. Highly recommended.” – Virginia E. Johnson

“Maggie Thom writes a fast paced thriller laced with romance that keeps the reader interested and on edge!” – InDtale Magazine

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About the author

Award winning author, Maggie Thom, grew up in a house full of books and often made weekly trips to the library to get more. Reading was her go to, when it was too cold outside to play. She started experimenting with writing at a young age letting her imagination take her away on many adventures. Maggie has written everything from technical writing, to nonfiction, to fiction for children, youth and adults, along with poems and short stories. She finally settled on her love of puzzles, mysteries and roller coasters and now writes suspense/thrillers that will take you on one heck of a ride. Author of The Caspian Wine Series – Captured Lies and Deceitful Truths with Split Seconds to be out late 2016 – and her other published novel, Tainted Waters (2013 Suspense/Thriller Book of the Year through Turning the Pages Magazine). Her latest novel, Deadly Ties had just been released.

Her motto: Read to escape… Escape to read…

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The Ann Wilson Thing EP#2 focus {Giveaway}

Ann Wilson Focus

One of my favorite bands is Heart. Recently released is a new solo EP focus by Ann Willson, frontwoman of Heart. Featured tracks on the EP include covers of Jimi Hendrix’ “Manic Depression” and Peter Gabriel’s “Don’t Give Up”. Also included are two tracks written by Wilson: “Fightin fer Life” and “Anguish.”

The EP opens with Hendrix’ “Manic Depression” and right off I love Ann’s voice (it hasn’t seemed to change over the years) and, of course, the guitar! Still true to the rock style of Heart (a little edgy and sometimes on the harder size), this EP is a pleasure to listen to. Next up is “Fightin fer Life”. Great vocals, great lyrics and a really great sound. The slower, “Don’t Give Up” was written as a duet but Ann sings both parts. A really good song for Ann’s vocal styling. The last song, “Anguish” is blusey and probably my favorite song on the EP.

I love hearing artists from my younger days record new material while still keeping true to the style that made me fall in love with them.

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Minecraft: Story Mode – Great New Game For Minecraft Fans! {GIVEAWAY}

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Do you have a Minecraft Fan at your house? We do at mine! He loves everything Minecraft and has played the original game thousands of times. He was super excited when I told him that he would get a chance to try the Minecraft game – Minecraft: Story Mode.

Minecraft: Story Mode is a collaboration from Telltale Games and Mojang and members of the Minecraft community. It is a narrative-driven, episodic game series set in the world of Minecraft. There are new characters and familiar themes as well, but this is a entirely original Minecraft experience! The game is standalone product that is available to download on Xbox and Playstation consoles, PC, Mac, iOS and Android-based devices.

How Does It Work?

In Minecraft: Story Mode you are the star and your choices and actions determine the story. You are Jesse and you and your friends are out to save the world. While visiting EnderCon you discover something dreadful. To save the world, you need to track down the “Order of the Stone”, a fabled group of adventurers who selw the legendary Ender Dragon. Travel the over-world, through the Nether to The End and beyond!

An Interview with a Twelve-Year Old

After my son had played the game a few times, I set down with him and ask him a few questions about the game.

Q. How Does The Game Start?
A. It starts with you going with EnderCon Build Competition. You get to choose your character.
Q. How Do You Like Storyline?
A. I love the storyline because you get to fight different monsters and try to solve puzzles to get to the next level.
Q. What is your favorite part of the game?
A. My favorite part of the game is fighting different monsters. I like that there is a story to follow and there is a goal to accomplish.
Q. What is your overall opinion of the game?
A. I love the game! I am waiting for new episodes to come out. It keeps me interested in the game and I would definitely recommend it to all the Minecraft Fans out there!

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America’s Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm Releases New Album! Giveaway!

Michael GrimmDid you watch America’s Got Talent in 2010? If you did you would have loved the winner – Michael Grimm. His beautiful voice captivated audiences and now he continues to grow! He was toured with Stevie Nicks and opened for Heart both nationally and internationally. Grimm’s style is very soulful and his voice just blows me away!

Recently, Michael released his new album, Grimm. “This album has been in the works for many years,” Michael exclaims. “Most of the songs you will hear on this album were written by Kevin Hunter and myself. Eight months went in to working on the music production and album artwork, and I’m extremely proud to present my newest album, GRIMM. We couldn’t have done this without the fans! Thank you so much!”

Michael will also be announcing future tour dates where he will be performing songs from his latest album as well as some well-known classic cover tunes. You will love his new tune Generation Next:

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Comfortable Swim Goggles For Kids – Frogglez® – Giveaway! #frogglez


My kids love to swim. However, they don’t like what the chlorine or salt water does to their eyes. If I forget to bring their swim goggles, they are mighty upset. Unfortunately, not all swim goggles are comfortable or fit well. My kids are having to constantly readjust them.

Now there is a great product on the market – Frogglez® Goggles! These are the world’s most comfortable swim goggles. They have been featured on the Today Show, in Parents Magazine and numerous other publications. The only draw back is they are made for children ages 3 to 12! I sure wish they made them for adults too!

There are two different products that you can try. Frogglez® Goggles have an adjustable universal strap with easy Velcro® size adjustments. The patented soft and comfortable neoprene strap design does not pull hair either. The frames are TPE hypoallergenic and Frogglez® are independently tested to be Lead-free, Phthalates-free and Formaldehyde-free. Plus they float! Comes in blue, pink and purple.


Do you have your own favorite goggles, but want a more comfortable strap? You can use the swim goggle of your choice and connect it to a Frogglez® strap that is sold without the goggles. Comes in green, pink and purple.

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Each product is designed to fit kids 3 to 12 with a diameter head size of up to 23 inches.

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Ultra BRIGHT LED Headlamp – SUPER COMFORTABLE! Giveaway! #divineleds

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We live right in front of a park. My son and his friends are often going out after it gets dark to play tag and other games. There is always an adult present and we know they are safe. They often want to carry flashlights with them, but often drop them or forget where they put them. Problem solved! My son was so excited to try the XE Series Headlamp.

XE Series Headlamp

The Ultra BRIGHT LED XE Series Headlamp is a lightweight headlamp with adjustable elastic strap. This is perfect, because my husband has also found a use for the Headlamp. When working on the house in particularly dark spots such as the attic, garage or basement, this headlamp really comes in handy. Both hands are free for any task that needs to be done. The XE Series Headlamp is made from military-grade materials and is guaranteed to work as hard as you do. Both my son and husband can’t wait to try it out on their camp out later this year and I am sure they will be the envy of all the campers.

My favorite feature of the Ultra BRIGHT LED Headlamp is that it has an adjustable dimmer with 5 modes so you can choose the right amount of light for your task or activity. The button is right on the front and is easy to turn on and off. Comes in three colors: black, blue and red. This headlamp will make a great gift for Dad, Grad, and even that person who is impossible to shop for.

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Master Lock Shares Advice For Senior Safety and Giveaway!

I love Master Lock products! First, they have a wide variety of items for use in almost any safety situation. Second, they make quality products! Recently, Master Lock shared advice for senior safety, but these tips are great for anyone. Right now there are nearly 50 million citizens age 65 years and older living in the United States and Canada. Unfortunately, there are a lot of unscrupulous people that try and take advantage of this aging population. Here are five ways that seniors can keep safe:

  • Be Alert When Out and About. Seniors should definitely be alert and aware of their surroundings when they are out of the house. Remember to always lock car doors and to keep packages and valuables out of sight. Check the area around the car before entering or exiting. Women should always wear their purses close to the body and men should carry their wallet in an inside coat or front pant pocket.
  • Lock Up Home Safety. While we think of our homes and a place of comfort and refuge, they can be a target for criminals. Also lock windows and doors. Sliding glass doors and patio doors can have extra protection by using a safety product such as the Master Lock 265DCCSEN Door Security Bar. A home alarm system can also bring peace of mind. If you want to have an extra key available, try the Master Lock 5422D Key Safe.
  • Secure Personal Items in a Group Home Environment. Some seniors live in a group home environment. Consider using a small portable safe to store such things as credit cards, jewelry or cash. The Master Lock 5900D SafeSpace is a great product to store these items. Larger items can be stored in a fire-resistant safe from Sentry Safe. Misplaced or stolen belongings are a frequent complaint of nursing home residents. Keep valuables safe by storing them in an easy-to-use, locked safe that only you and a trusted companion know the combination to.
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  • Protect Against Identity Theft. Identify theft affects all ages, but seniors are especially targeted. Reduce your risk by never carrying your social security card; shredding documents that contain any identifying information; keeping personal information such as bank statements, Medicare statements and social security numbers in a locked safe; and storing credit card numbers in a safe location for easy retrieval if they’re lost or stolen. The Master Lock Vault – a free, digital safe deposit box – is a secure, reliable location for storing credit card numbers and digital copies of important documents for easy access from any smart phone or computer.
  • Think Twice Before Divulging Personal Information. Seniors are also major targets of fraud, such as telemarketing scams, according to the American Association of Retired Persons. Follow the general rule of thumb that if an offer seems too good to be true, it probably is. Never rush into signing anything, and never give your credit card, Social Security, Medicare or bank account details to anyone over the phone. When in doubt, check with the Better Business Bureau or police.
  • For more safety tips and products, visit the Master Lock website at or the Master Lock Facebook page at

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