Thursday, July 26, 2012

YA Book Review~Ruby Blue~

Recently I had the privilage of reading a YA book called Ruby Blue and I have to say it was wonderful! Normally the fantasy books I read are set in a different time period but this one was set in mondern times and I have to say I really liked that twist. ALSO the book was written as though Ruby is telling you the story and that was really neat!
Ruby Blue is just an ordinary 17 year old. She has just started summer break, she lives at home with her parents and her annoying younger brother (I can relate to that!) and she is working in town trying to save up for a car. She has a crush (Nick) and some great friends and has plans to spend the summer with them. OH I forgot to mention Ruby can see fairies! She discovered this when she was 5 and until this summer it has been a great thing, but that is about to change. Strange things start to happen in her little town and Ruby is caught in the middle of it. She starts to see something else, something that she hasn't seen before and it may be the cause of the weird stuff going in. Ruby has to decide if she wants to risk her well being and sanity to help her fairy friends and all the while she is discovering more about herself. I truly recommened this book for any age! It is great to read about Ruby and her magical life and how she handles situations and her friends.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Paisley Tea Co. Organic Tea Review and Giveaway

Surrounded by coffee drinkers, here in America, it is sometimes really hard for me to get a really good cup of tea. Coffee has never been a favorite of mine so I turn to tea for my morning pick-me-up. My favorite has always been Earl Grey originally due to the fact that Captain Picard always ordered it :) (yes I am a trekkie!) and then after I tasted it I fell in love with the flavor! While my local grocery store has versions that are drinkable I have struggled to find one that both satisfies my taste for strong flavors and support of sustainable sources (that way I can enjoy my tea for years to come!) I am SO happy to announce that I have found a company that more than supplies both of my needs! Paisely Tea Co. (a division of Two Leaves and a Bud tea company) came to life in March of 2012. Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company is based in Basalt, Colorado and was founded in 2005 by Richard Rosenfeld who, after travelling the world for business, became frustrated at not finding a quality "cuppa" tea at home. They have a commitment to provide exceptional whole leaf tea from only the best harvests. Also all of the tea is certified organic, Fair Trade and Non-GMO Project verified. I found the Paisley tag line "more than one might expect" a very true statment indeed.
For this review I had the pleasure of trying both the Double Earl Grey and the English Breakfast. They were both AMAZING! The English breakfast was aromatic and light (as it should be) and for the Earl Grey I didn't think it was possible to have so much flavor packed in to one tea packet! Personally I prefer my tea hot with cream and sugar. I used less cream and sugar than I normally do because I wanted the flavor to shine and shine it did! I have to say I will NOT be going back to my boring store bought tea again!
OH I almost forgot the best part (at least for me) this tea is TOTALLY affordable! 1 box of the Earl Grey is only $5.95 and can be purchased online at So for those that want to step out of borning and ordinary (at least when it comes to tea) my recommendations is Paisely Tea Co! I have to say that I am quite impressed with them and can only come to the conclusion that if thier English style tea is this good than the rest of the flavors that they offer will be just as exceptional. So if English tea is not your forte they do offer 19 different varieties including green tea, chamomile, chai and others! Now for the giveaway! Two Leaves Tea Company has offered to give 2 of my readers a chance to taste Paisely Tea for themselves. Each winner will get 2 boxes of tea from the Paisley tea line (winners choice). Enter below in the rafflecopter form and good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Welcome to Giveaway Promote's Anniversary Giveaway!

We've joined Giveaway Promote in celebrating their first anniversary.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Upcoming Giveaway!!!

Hey guys I have some AWESOME giveaways coming up soon...here is a preview of one :) AND if you are a fellow blogger they are STILL taking sign ups!

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Friday, July 13, 2012

****FLASH GIVEAWAY*****

Hey Everyone! I figured I have seen these all across the web SO I decided to have my very own FLASH GIVEAWAY! This ends tomorrow at midnight and it is for a $20 gift code to www.glow.com! a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July

I just wanted to take this time to wish ALL of my readers a safe and Happy 4th of July. Take the time to enjoy your family and freedom also if you get the chance thank a vet! It is because of the sacrifice of those who wanted freedom from tyranny and those that continue to serve and protect that we get to enjoy freedom in this country.