Saturday, November 28, 2015

Gift Idea: Babyliss Pro BABNT5548 2000 Watt Ionic Nano Titanium with Integrated Ion Generator Hair Dryer

I've owned a lot of hair dryers in my time, but this is by far my favorite. It's not overly loud when it's on high; it has multiple temperature settings; it's powerful enough to get my thick hair done in about 10 minutes. And I happen to like how my hair feels after I'm done, instead of it feeling too fried. It's actually the same model my hairdresser uses.

When I first started using it I added the concentrator nozzle on the end, but I haven't used it in months because I noticed my hair dresser never used it. The biggest plus--at least to me--is the removable filter to make an easy job of cleaning out the dust it attracts.

My daughters each want one now, so maybe Santa will surprise them.

Purchase here!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Kindle Freebie: Dump Dinners by Vesela Tabakova

What’s for Dinner? - Top 50 No-Stress, No-Mess Dump Dinners - Spend More Time Enjoying Your Meal And Less Time Preparing It.

From the author of several bestselling cookbooks, Vesela Tabakova, comes a great new collection of delicious, easy to make family dinner recipes. This time she offers us 50+ comforting and enjoyable dump dinners inspired by the Mediterranean diet and full of your favorite vegetables, meats and legumes that are simple and easy to cook whether you need a quick weeknight supper or a delicious weekend dinner.

Dump Dinners: Family-Friendly Soup, Casserole, Slow Cooker and Skillet Recipes Inspired by The Mediterranean Diet is an invaluable and delicious collection of healthy dump dinner recipes that will please everyone at the table and become all time favorites.

If you're looking for delicious everyday recipes that are not too complicated and are budget-friendly - this cookbook is for you.

File Size: 1828 KB
Print Length: 87 pages
Publication Date: November 3, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
ASIN: B017KF50C0

Purchase here!

Happy Thanksgiving from The Busy Mom's Daily

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Kindle Bargain: Baby Bumps by Amy Sprenger

From the author of the award-winning blog Snarky Mommy comes a book that will make every woman who has ever been pregnant pee with laughter (not that that’s hard). Wearing her highest heels and hottest pregnancy jeans, Amy Sprenger marches into her doctor’s office, beverage in hand, ready to finally see whether her baby is a boy or a girl. Sure, sure, this appointment is supposed to be about checking the health of the baby, but everyone who’s ever been there knows it’s really about looking for what lays, or doesn’t lay, between the legs. So when the doctor tells her she has an incompetent cervix, Amy becomes immediately offended on behalf of her reproductive organs. Is that just a politically correct way of saying her cervix sucks?

Unfortunately, as she’s soon to learn, it’s a lot more than that. The only way to keep that baby from falling out on the sidewalk (probably in front of Starbucks) is for her doctor to stitch her cervix closed and for Amy to stay in bed for the next four months. Four months that are carefully detailed in this “memoir.” A memoir that, while basically true, has been embellished with Amy’s signature brand of humor and hilarity.

With more time off than a castoff contestant on "The Bachelor," Amy takes pen to paper and settles in for the ride. But instead of sitting around eating bonbons, she’s popping hypertension drugs to stave off preterm labor. And complications? Oh, she’s got your complications. She’s gut-rehabbing her house. Her mother moves in to care for her. Her husband takes a “mancation” while she’s stuck in the hospital. And every time she has a contraction, she’s convinced it’s The Big One.

Living by the adage that laughter is the best medicine, Amy fumbles her way through a series of sometimes serious and usually embarrassing situations. And just to be clear, using a bedpan qualifies as both serious and embarrassing.

"Amy Sprenger's foray into factual fiction is a hilarious (and sometimes poignant) look at high-risk pregnancy from her view at the end of the bed. Sprenger offers a fresh and funny voice that readers will love!" -- New York Times bestselling author Jen Lancaster

File Size: 1950 KB
Print Length: 207 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1937349446
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Sheffield Publishing Group (September 2, 2015)
Publication Date: September 2, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Purchase here for only 99 cents!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Gift Idea: Vintage Electronic Football Game

How many of you remember playing this Mattel game back in the 70s and 80s before Nintendo® and PlayStation® were the big thing?

I don't even like football, but I loved spending hours on my then boyfriend's (now husband's) Electronic Football game. When I saw this was now available, I knew what Santa would be putting in the hubby's stocking this year. He will get a huge kick out of it.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gift Idea: The Ideal Christmas Gift Book Edited by Jerry Baxter (Free for Kindle)

Everyone wants a book for Christmas - but there are just so many out there! How do you choose the perfect book for Mum, Dad, son, daughter, best friend, teacher, the guy across the street, the woman who looked after your dog that time? Well, worry no more, because we’ve written The Ideal Christmas Gift Book.

This ideal gift is aimed at everyone from ages 10 to 110, and is such a perfect blend of Christmassy facts, jokes, puzzles, quizzes and more, that we guarantee* everyone will find something in it to make them smile. What’s more – in the spirit of Christmas we’ll be donating 75 cents to charity for every book sold.

The Ideal Christmas Gift Book… So good, that even Santa bought a copy.

*not an actual guarantee – although it did make our Grandpa smile and he’s really grumpy, so we’re pretty confident.

***** FIVE STARS - "A genuine delight" - J.A. Schneider, Amazon
***** FIVE STARS - "movie puzzles are awesome! ...the publishers donate some of the profits to charity, very cool" - H, Amazon
***** FIVE STARS - "If this book doesn't lift you up in the spirit of Christmas, then nothing will" - ELP, Amazon
***** FIVE STARS - "an ideal stocking filler" - HM Lee, Amazon UK
***** FIVE STARS - "Great all-round family fun" - Leanne Masters, Amazon UK
***** FIVE STARS - "loved doing the puzzles in this book" - Katherine Small, Amazon UK

From the Author

We raised money for a mental health charity, an Alzheimer's charity, and a book festival last year. This year we're planning on supporting charities that provide meals for those in need, so if you do buy the book, many, many thanks!

File Size: 6324 KB
Print Length: 130 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Candescent Press (October 11, 2015)
Publication Date: October 11, 2015
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English

Purchase your copy here!

Mailbox Monday - November 23

Mailbox Monday is a meme started by Marcia of To Be Continued. Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came in their mailbox during the last week. It now has a permanent home at the Mailbox Monday blog.

Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.

Happy Monday, everyone! Last week was simply crazy around here. Needed to get the house ready for the Lil' Princess' birthday party in between working and other fun stuff. We had a sleepover on Saturday, took the girls to church with us on Sunday, and then headed over to Nomads.

I manage the membership database for our local Friends of the Library organization. That means I am at the library even more than I was before. So, you can guess how much more time I spend browsing the shelves these days. Here are a couple of books I picked up while there on Friday.

Hailed by The Economist as the “the most influential pastor in America,” and by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, the bestselling author of The Purpose Driven Life expounds on the profound origins of Christmas, describing it as an opportune time to welcome peace into our lives.

In his powerful yet compassionate voice, Pastor Rick Warren sounds the clarion call to “remember the reason for the season,” taking readers back in time to the most wonderful story of all—the birth of the baby Jesus. When he was just a small boy, young Rick asked his parents if they could celebrate Christmas with a birthday party for Jesus—and the tradition began that the Warrens have upheld for over fifty years. Now through stirring imagery and compelling personal insights, The Purpose of Christmas honors the significance and promise of this cherished holiday. Pastor Warren encourages readers to identify and confront what drains peace from their lives. Warren explains that the way to respond to these peace robbers is to learn how to surrender to God’s will and not feel defeated or discouraged when life does not go as planned. True peace of mind is found by having an unshakeable faith in God—knowing that His empowering Spirit will guide His children through life’s challenges.

Beautifully written, The Purpose of Christmas will stir readers to honor the true significance of Christmas and to nurture God’s gifts of love and peace in this world.

Countless fans remember Michal Landon from his leading roles in the popular television series "Bonanza," "Little House on the Prairie," and "Highway to Heaven." Far fewer, perhaps, know Landon as a caring father who changed the course of his own life to save his daughter's. Cheryl, a motivational speaker who travels throughout the world to share her father's legacy, has combined the simple beliefs Michael Landon tried to exemplify - both at work and at home - with family stories, her own experience, and the loving touch of her father's spirit. This special book is guaranteed to charm "and" inspire. Includes a special introduction and photo section.

Anyone who knows me knows I can't resist seasonal reading, and this book about a man whose work I so admire was the perfect find.

Wishing all of you a blessed Thanksgiving.