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December 18, 2014

Get your FREE copy of Grace  from my Women of Strength Series. It's a Christmas story sure to warm your heart. I hope you enjoy it, and please feel free to share with your friends and family. Offer ends on December 22nd. 

I'm on major 'panic' mode. Sewing until the wee hours of the morning. I'm just so excited to have all of my kids here, together at Christmas time. It's been quite a few years since this has happened. I'll be sure to post a few pics. Yes, I am going to let them take a pic of me and with my kids. I am a big anti-photos of me, kinda gal. ♥♥♥ I figure I'm not getting any younger, and who knows when it will happen again. I'm sure many of you are on overdrive with only seven days 'til Santa Claus comes to town. Be sure to slow down, and enjoy the time you have with friends and family. If you know of someone who is having a hard time, missing someone they've lost. Give him/her a call. Invite them over, and if they decline. be understanding. They will definitely remember the gesture throughout the holidays. 

I'll be back soon, with something Christmassy. lol Yes that' s a word.... I'm an author and I say so. ;) 

Yummy Gift Idea

December 15, 2014

WARNING: Turn volume wayyyy down unless you care for annoying music lol

Layer the sweet ingredients for homemade peppermint hot chocolate in a jar, add a ribbon and a tag, and you have a simple but stylish holiday gift.

GREAT GIFT IDEA!

Ingredients

1 cup powdered milk
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar 
1/2 teaspoon salt 
1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips 
1/2 cup crushed peppermint candy

Note:  This mix will fill a 1-quart jar (12 servings), but if your containers are different sizes, just keep the ratio of ingredients constant. On the back of the tag, write: "Mix contents in a large bowl. For each serving, place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup boiling water. Store remaining mix in airtight container."

 

"A Soldiers Christmas"

December 11, 2014

It must be so hard for the men and women deployed overseas and around the country this time of year. Can you imagine yourself in their shoes for just a second? I applaud every single one of them, and thank them for their service.

I love this idea and highly recommend it. It costs next to nothing to put a smile on a soldiers' face this Christmas. 

This was posted on my dear friend, Belt Drive Betty's website and paper (The Busted Knuckle) Please feel free to share. 

Support Operation Never Forget "A Soldiers Christmas"

This Christmas let’s all let our troops know we are thinking about them while they are deployed far from home, away from their families, friends and loved ones, defending freedom and our borders. So let’s flood Canada’s operational bases with Christmas Cards and Cheer!!!

Read the full Article, which includes the list of addresses to ensure our troops Christmas cheer is sent to the right place. Have fun with it! 

Pinterest Love

December 9, 2014

I usually make time to tour around on Pinterest. I have been turned on to many artists and cool people in general. Here are four of my Pinterest finds for the week.  If you like these be sure to check out my Pinterest page. I think you'll find a little something for everyone's taste. Be sure to Follow me! 

  

Happy Ho Ho!

December 8, 2014

♪♫♪A little Christmas HoHo to start your week off on the right note ♪♫♪

New Website is LIVE!

December 5, 2014

My New Website is LIVE! I created it from the ground up. I still have to add the Guestbook and Newsletter apps but other that that it's good to go. If you notice any glitches and the like, please let me know, either on here or the Contact form on the About Me page on my website I'd LOVE to hear your thoughts. http://adellelaudan.com   

Remembrance Day - Soldiers Cry

November 11, 2014

Remembrance Day 
November 11th



4.5 Stars - The Traz by Eileen Schuh

November 5, 2014

The Traz—Book One of Back Tracker Series

One girl, one undercover cop, one dangerous gang… 

Thirteen-year-old Katrina is desperate for an adventure, something to numb her pain and loneliness. When Shrug, a giant biker from The Traz gang, asks if she wants a ride, she makes a reckless, life-changing decision. 

Vulnerable and grieving, Katrina becomes a target for the gang's abuse—and there's no way to escape. Until she meets Chad, an undercover cop with rich brown eyes, a gentle chuckle and a plan to rescue her. 

Only one problem. Someone is keeping dangerous secrets from them both. 

            

Review of The Traz by Eileen Schuh  

The motorcycle on the cover first attracted me to this book, and I added it to my endless list of ‘To Reads’. The author liked my Face book page and piqued my curiosity once again. I found the Amazon listing and read the reviews before purchasing a copy.
Ms Schuh draws you into the story from the 1st chapter to the last. I read the entire book in one sitting. The characters are as diverse as they are interesting. Katrina’s words/actions at 12 yrs old made me a little uncomfortable.  It wasn’t until I finished the book, I realized every situation and thought process was integral to her characters’ growth.
 That being said, and coming from my life experience as a member of the motorcycle community, I found her presence at The Traz camp a little far-fetched.  I understand this is a work of fiction, and to the average reader, believable. To bring a young child into ‘the fold’ would elicit a much difference response in the real world.
The Traz is well-written, the characters intriguing and the storyline captivating until the end. My only criticism is the ending leaves too many unanswered questions. Yes, I know it is Book One of a series, and the goal is to leave the reader wanting more. I think a glimpse of the reactions from Gator and other club members would have gone a long way in evoking a sense of urgency to buy Book Two, Fatal Error.
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed The Traz and give it 4.5 stars. Well done, Eileen Schuh.  I look forward to reading Book Two.

Book Two—Fatal Error    

Book Three—Firewalls  

All about the Books WKRN News 2

October 8, 2014
A perfect pick-me-up video for Hump Day Blues...enjoy!

Nashville Public Library promotes library cards with pop song - WKRN News 2

Do you remember Lava Lamps?

September 4, 2014

Who remembers Lava Lamps?
They were such a major trend when I was a teenager. 
Did you ever try to make one yourself?
Why not take some time with your teenager and go for it! 
Who knows, you might even have fun *wink 


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