2/24/14 dinner

I love to cook! I love everything about it well, other then cleaning up. I’m messy

I worked the early shift at work today so I was able to come home and cook! Tonight I’m making steak and onion sandwiches and Bacon ranch potato wedges fries. Yummy! And very simple too!

Dinner went very well, my husband loved it!

Look for the recipe soon!
Mary

I’ve really been trying new things with my jewelry lately, click the link below to see what I’ve been up to!

New earrings for sale

Storenvy

Storenvy

I just created a new store called storenvy. I really love it. Please come check it out!

http://maryslittlecreations.storenvy.com/

I just listed this beautiful one of a kind tree of life necklace.

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Etsy update 11/27/13

I am working on my etsy site today before I head into work. I’ve got one listing up. If you like what you see would you help me out by sharing with a friend? I’m working on two more listings now so please check back often!Ā 

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Free books 11/20/2013

I found the free book section of Amazon again! I have not read these books (unless other wise stated) I just found some to share. šŸ™‚

This books are only free for a limited time. I have no control over how long they are free for, so please check the price before purchasing. Click the picture to get the book.

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This new series by Surrey Books launches with an everything-you-need-to-know guide to using the slow cooker, and features 101 delicious, diverse, and recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure you have success every time you make one.

Featuring a detailed introduction that covers the basics of slow-cooking and discusses helpful how-to’s, insider tips, and keys to best results, this book–and all the books in the 101 series–features a simple, contemporary-looking design that’s as clear-cut as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that accentuate the book’s visual appeal. This is a practical, hands-on kitchen resource that will also look great on the shelf–and because its flex-binding is sewn, it’s supremely easy to keep open and flat on your kitchen counter while you’re cooking from it.

Perfect both for beginners and more experienced cooks looking to broaden their kitchen horizons, Slow Cooker 101’s breadth of recipes are drawn from a wide range of culinary traditions. Among the delicious recipes include here:
Beef Stroganoff
Lamb Biryani
Paella
Winter Vegetable Risotto
Corn Pudding
Chicken Mole
Cioppino

Vampire master Michelle, and her slave, Aaron Pilan, leave the heartbreak of Vegas…

…for a new start in Paris.Ā Aaronā€™s mistakes in Vegas make him question everything he knows about Michelle, and the prospect of a long, lonely future with her.

Struggling with his predatory alter ego, Aaron chafes under Michelle’s rules. His animalistic desires drive him to take a lover without conditions ā€“ a bloodslave ā€“ but Michelle refuses.

Michelle is not blind to Aaronā€™s needs. She answers his demands by opening her heart and soul to him. Their minds intertwine and Aaron relives her dark, gritty tale of survival in the ravages of war-torn Paris under the German occupation. Her disturbing revelations are met with shock, pushing Aaron even further from her. For the first time, Michelle begins to reconsider the way she has lived all these decades.

And they are not alone in Paris. An investigator has shadowed them from Vegas, seeking the unique gifts of Michelleā€™s blood. He hunts the vampires, attacking them at their most vulnerable time. Michelle and Aaron face death and worse ā€“ separation.

Aaron and Michelleā€™s wicked, pulse-pounding tale drags readers breathless through one cataclysmic event after another.

Heavenly Cheesecakes includes 30 different recipes of incredible, delicious cheesecakes that I have personally made, tasted, and perfected.Ā 

Below is a list of all the recipes inside…Ā 

White Chocolate Raspberry CheesecakeĀ 
Snappy Pumpkin CheesecakeĀ 
Turtle Pecan CheesecakeĀ 
Cinnamon Bun CheesecakeĀ 
Glazed Chocolate CheesecakeĀ 
Tiramisu CheesecakeĀ 
Peanut Butter Cup CheesecakeĀ 
New York Style CheesecakeĀ 
Peaches-N-Cream Cheese CakeĀ 
Glazed Raspberry Mini CheesecakesĀ 
Layered Mocha CheesecakeĀ 
Snickers CheesecakeĀ 
Pumpkin CheesecakeĀ 
Double Blueberry CheesecakeĀ 
Raspberry Mousse CheesecakeĀ 
Strawberry Swirl CheesecakeĀ 
Lemony White Chocolate CheesecakeĀ 
Coffee Toffee CheesecakeĀ 
Peach CheesecakeĀ 
Turtle CheesecakeĀ 
Cherry Cheese CupcakesĀ 
Lemon Cheesecake BarsĀ 
Almond Toffee Cheesecake BarsĀ 
Mandarin Cheesecake BitesĀ 
Latte Cheesecake BarsĀ 
Oreo Cheesecake SquaresĀ 
Almond Streusel Cherry Cheesecake BarsĀ 
Frozen Raspberry SwirlĀ 
Frozen Strawberry CheesecakeĀ 
Frozen CheesecakeĀ 
Frozen Mocha CheesecakeĀ 

Free kindle books 10/13/2013

I found the free book section of Amazon again! I have not read these books (unless other wise stated) I just found some to share. šŸ™‚Ā 

This books are only free for a limited time. I have no control over how long they are free for, so please check the price before purchasing. Click the picture to get the book.Ā 

What happened to her fairytale life?Ā 
Sheā€™s young, sheā€™s sharp, sheā€™s the hardest working attorney in the whole LA office. Still, when Alexis Oā€™Brien finally gets brutally honest with herself, she has to admit sheā€™s nothing more than a glorified workhorse for her boss and his slippery partners. Her dissatisfaction only deepens when she gets sent on a wild goose chase to rural Wyoming to find some elusive gifted architect for a project she thinks is corrupt.Ā 
Then she meets Sean Rockland. The antithesis of the effeminate manicured types sheā€™s used to at work, with his muscles fairly rippling under his button down, Sean ticks her off from the very first moment she lays eyes on him as heā€™s recuing her from car troubleā€”which only makes him laugh. Of course that doesnā€™t help.Ā 
Sean has this way of calmly logically encouraging her to face her issues that makes her even madder. Why does he always have to be right? Why is she drawn to him anyway? Whatā€™s up with all these crazy fairies appearing? And why canā€™t she find the darned missing architect?Ā 
When her spitfire meets his steel sparks begin to fly!
Watch for more of the Rockland Ranch series!

Over a year ago, Superman fought the urge to become the Krypton Man. Now the Krypton Man is born anew from the Earthā€™s fiery sunā€”the same place where the Man of Steel buried the mysterious Kryptonian Eradicator.

College freshman, Natalie Vega, offers to be a test patient for several vitamins and supplements created by Kronberg Laboratories, a large pharmaceutical company where she interns. Immediately her body starts going through physical changes but when she runs into her former high school crush, Ryan Garrett, she is unaware of the life altering affects he will have on her. Will Natalie be able to handle her supernatural/superhero changes?Ā 

Recommended Age: 16 and upĀ 
*** Young Adult/New Adult cross over ***

Donā€™t skip this yearā€™s Halloween party because you spent most of October watching football or settling in at school. Weā€™ve got 20 quick, simple Halloween costumes that will make you the life of the party. If you can use scissors and tape, with a dash of sewing skill, youā€™ll ready to take on any one of these creative costume projects. Roll up in style dressed as giant toilet paper. Turn the classic sheet-ghost into something a little more original. Itā€™s never too late to throw something clever together, so get started with these and youā€™ll be rocking out to the Monster Mash in no time.

What could be better than quick, inexpensive, creative, and simple Halloween projects for procrastinators?

Instructables is the most popular project-sharing community on the Internet. Since August 2005, Instructables has provided easy publishing tools to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, skills, and ideas. Instructables has over 40,000 projects covering all subjects, including crafts, art, electronics, kids, home improvement, pets, outdoors, reuse, bikes, cars, robotics, food, decorating, woodworking, costuming, games, and life in general.

“Rubber baby buggy bumpers” – Say this three times as fast as you can. How about, try saying ” Loopy lizards lying lazily aloft a little lane of logs,” without messing up. This Tongue Twister book is huge collection of funny phrases, ridiculous rhymes, and silly sentences that will have kids laughing for hours. Each one challenges your mouth muscles as you try to say these tongue twisters faster and multiple times.Ā 

A tongue twister is a phrase that is supposed to be difficult to articulate properly. Often times they take practice to say correctly. Tongue twisters are good practice for children as they learn to form words, phrases, and vowels. It’s hard to say a tongue twister without a smile on your face. Each tongue twister in this book has it’s own silly illustration. Kids will be entertained with these tongue twisters for hours.

Happy reading everyone! If you get one of theses free books, and you like it will you let me know? I am always looking for good books! For more free books, click here!Ā 

Heartbroken rant

Have you seen this on Craigslist yet? This is truly a heart breaking story of a poor beautiful pit bull. I don’t know how in the world people can be like this. Its sicking! I am going to try and contact the person who has the dog now. Hopefully I will know more soon. I love animals, and stores like this are ridiculous. I think the people who do this, should get a taste of their own medicine.

http://nashville.craigslist.org/laf/4104113537.html

Free ebooks 9/18/2013

This books are only free for a limited time. I have no control over how long they are free for, so please check the price before purchasing.

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Today’s free books are all about cooking. I LOVE to cook, I wish I could cook more often then I do now. But with having a full time job with sometimes odd hours its hard to have the time to cook. But enough complaining! And on to the free ebooks!

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I LOVE my crockpot, I use mine so often I don’t even bother putting it away anymore. I found a recipe somewhere online for crockpot Cheese cake. I can’t wait to try it!Ā 

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Do you like zucchini? I love zucchini bread, and deep fried zucchini (super healthy right?). But I haven’t cooked a lot with zucchini yet.Ā 

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Do you can your foods? I’ve been wanting to learn how to can, I canned homemade apple butter about a year ago. But that’s all I’ve learned to do so far.Ā 

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I LOVE LOVE LOVE seafood. I can’t wait to check out the recipes in this book! šŸ™‚

Find more of today’s free ebooks here!

Free Books 9/17/2013

These are some of Ā the top rated free books from Amazon. This books are only free for a limited time. I have no control over how long they are free for, so please check the price before purchasing. šŸ™‚

Ā Click the picture to get the book.

Beverly Hills Book Award winner, ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award bronze winner, International Book Awards finalist, ForeWord Firsts debut literary competition finalist.

Noah Hartman, eighty years old, lies sick in a hospital bed recounting his life of love and loss to Josh, a wise and compassionate orderly who stopped in to bring him dinner. As Noah’s loved ones arrive one by one to see him, they listen in on his story, and we’re transported back in time to Noah’s younger years.

Though outwardly seeming to have it all, Noah, now thirty-five, is actually an empty, lost, and broken man running on automatic pilot. He has no true identity due to having allowed his powerful, wealthy parents to manipulate, control, and brainwash him from a young age. With the threat of disinheritance and withholding love and approval if he doesn’t comply with the plan they have for his life, Noah is lured in by the reward of great wealth and the illusion of running the family business empire some day. In truth, however, Noah is like a regular, everyday guy living a life that was not meant for him.

Enter Robin, twenty-five years old, who — in direct contrast to Noah — is a vivacious, free spirit. Full of life and always living in the moment, Robin’s love saves Noah by inspiring him to stand up to his parents and live his own life at all costs, reclaiming his true self.

While snorkeling in the Caribbean, the captain of the boat warns them not to disturb anything in the sea. Ignoring the exhortation, Noah dives down and snags a sand dollar from the ocean floor, whereupon it explodes in his hand. With the fragile sand dollar taking on new significance, Robin inexplicably leaves Noah shortly after returning from their vacation. Like a passing breeze, she disappears out of his life without a trace, seemingly forever.

Years pass, and Noah still can’t get her out of his mind and out of his heart. After all, she’d always be the one who got away, the one he loved the most. That’s when he finds out about her hidden secret, an underlying condition responsible for her disappearance. Noah has no choice but to move on with his life without her, meeting Sarah at the premiere of SAND DOLLAR, the movie he wrote about his time with Robin.

Years later, it’s Noah and Sarah’s wedding day, and Robin discovers a clue that Noah had surreptitiously inserted into the movie, inspiring her to race to the wedding to try to stop it. With the wedding in shambles, the scene jumps back to present day, with both Robin and Sarah placed in Noah’s hospital room. But which one did he choose?

Things are definitely not as they appear as Noah discovers a far greater truth about the past, present, and future. As Noah finishes telling his story, we are brought up to present day, where the pieces of a shattered love are put back together in the remarkable final chapter of his life.

Layla Kendall is the oldest of three sisters. She’s a burned out social worker one step away from a major depression and she needs a fresh start. When she and her sisters Kit and Jane inherit their grandmother’s bakery, she doesn’t know if she can trust her good fortune or not. Life has taught her that happiness is just an illusion. But the chance to be with her sisters and get away from the heart ache and pain she’s faced day in and day out is a chance she’s going to take. The fact that they don’t know anything about running a bakery won’t stop them. With Layla’s new life, come new connections and friendships including Michael Bender, a single dad and someone who wouldn’t mind getting to know Layla better. She doesn’t trust men and she doesn’t want to change her mind but Michael’s little girl Stella grabs her by the heart and won’t let go. When Layla and her sisters realize that there are people who want to see them fail, it will take a lot of heart and courage to keep going. Layla will have to let go of the past in order to grab onto the future if she’ll ever find the love she needs.

Learn how to make Homemade Body Scrubs!

 

For Selene Warren being a witch is no big deal. She dabbles in harmless magic with her friends and never thinks much about it. However, when a stranger who seems to know her shows up at her studio and her grandmother is brutally attacked, her simple life becomes complicated.
A world of elves, half-elves, faeā€”and one peculiar Sekhmet named Femi open up to her. She will discover that fairy tales are real, politics are ugly in any world, and there is a lot more to her life than she ever dreamed possible.
This new reality threatens swallow Selene whole, but with a forgotten past beating down her door, she will have to dive in to save her future.

Click hereĀ for more free books!

Tea

Has anyone ever ordered tea from this company? AdagioĀ A fan page that I follow, (sadly I don’t remember what the fan page was šŸ˜¦ ) posted a picture of Harry Potter themed tea, so I had to check it out. I am not a big fan of tea, but I really want to give good tea a chance. I’ve tried several different types that I’ve bought from the grocery store. And they are just awful. Ā A family reunion I went to at Amish country when I lived up north had the best tea. I drank 3 cups while I was there, it was the best. I believe it was some type of apple tea, and I have bought every type of apple tea that I can find.

And maybe another reason I want to try this tea is their awesome themed teas. I am a big nerd, and I love the fact that they have Harry Potter, Hunger games and Trueblood themed teas.

I also just searched some of their other signature teas, any Doctor Who fans out there? Tardis tea

My husband thinks I am a little crazy for ordering tea since I am not a huge fan, and he is most likely correct. But I am going to order it anyways. hehe Now I just have to pick between Harry Potter tea, or Trueblood tea.

Mary

Smartphone

For those of youĀ whoĀ haveĀ Smartphoneā€™s, what apps do you find yourself addicted too?

For me,Ā itā€™s a few different thingsā€¦

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First off my kindle app, I get emails daily about the freeĀ EBooksā€™Ā that are available, and it never fails thereā€™s at least 1 (okay maybe all of them) that I just have to download. Itā€™s really kind of insane.Ā TheĀ last time I checked I had something like 400 books on my kindle. But,Ā somehow I never can find something I want to read, which causes me to have to buy a new book. I have a goal to read 20 books this year, which gives me the perfect excuse to keep downloading more books. Anyone else like this? I truly have a problem. Hehe But,Ā I guess it could be worse.

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Next up Candy Crushā€¦ Iā€™d just like to say youā€™re a big meanieĀ toĀ who ever sent me a request on this game. This game pretty much took over my Angry Birds game addiction. I could sit and play for HOURS which is what happens becauseĀ I have like 40+ friends who also play and send me lives. Itā€™s like their feeding my drug additionā€¦ Hmm… Maybe I should change that to candy addition? Itā€™s kindĀ ofĀ funnyĀ becauseĀ at work I can talk to random strangers about candy crushĀ sinceĀ a good portion of the people I come into contact with playĀ theĀ game. Itā€™s funny how frustrated some people (myself) get when they canā€™t beat a level.

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Pinterestā€¦Ā UghĀ ā€¦Ā Like,Ā it wasnā€™t bad enough that every time I got on my laptop I was glued to Pinterest halfĀ of theĀ (all) night. If you donā€™t already know,I love to make arts and crafts, so this website is pure evil. And now I have the app on my phone and anytime I have a few minutes Iā€™m searching for what I want to make next. Well,Ā for theĀ few minutes that Iā€™m not playing candy crush Iā€™m on this appā€¦ Even opening Pinterest long enough for me to take this picture was hard.Ā I pinned like 6 things!

Those are the main 3 apps that seem to keep me busy every free second I have, which usually is not a lot, but gosh those off days sometimes I’ve got to fight with myself to get things done and stay away from my phone.

I’d really love to hear what apps are your favorites! šŸ™‚
Mary

P.S. My husband and I went to the book store today and I got 3 more books. Haha I seriously am a nerd. ā¤

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