Monday, May 22, 2017

Cover Reveal Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis


Today is the cover and blurb reveal for Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis! This cover reveal is organized by Lola's Blog Tours.

Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: July 2017

Blurb:
A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.

Lana
I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much.

Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.

Until he destroyed it.

Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones.

So, I ran.

From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality.

But I could only run so far.

When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.

Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now.

How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again?

Kalvin
Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her.

I tried to stay away, but I was weak.

And I hurt her.

Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen.

And then she was gone.

And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely.

She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed.

But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside.

I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words.

Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.


You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.

You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon
It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.

Previous books in this series
Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler

The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon

SiobhanAbout the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
- Website
- Blog
- Facebook
- Twitter
- Google +
- Instagram
- Goodreads
- Amazon
- Kennedy Boys Newsletter

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

My Mother's Day

On Thursday the littles and I made cards for their parents and planted a cute little succulent for them to take care of.



H and B were so excited to give their mommies their presents. It was seriously adorable and so much fun doing this for them.

This was Squish's finished card for me. I think I may have a little Picasso on my hands.



Later that day when Turtle got home from Pre-k he gave me this sweet little card and necklace he made at school.






Seriously adorable right? My first of many school made Mother's Day presents and cards I am sure. I will totally admit, I got a little teary eyed when I opened it and read the card. 

On Saturday we went down to visit my in-laws after they got settled back into their home after being gone for six months.


Squish was so excited that she was able to play the slot machine at Grandma and PopPop's house. These kids have missed their Grandparents so much.

Then we headed over to my Dad's to drop off my step-mom's Mother's Day present and found out that my Dad had to work all day the next day. So did my husband, so we "kidnapped" her for the night so we could spend our Mother's Day together.


It was a great day. We woke up and went to the Kennewick Eagles for a yummy breakfast that they were hosting for Mom's. We each got a free breakfast and a carnation from them for being mom's. Then we went and got a coffee where we each received another flower. This time a Rose. Thank you Roasters for giving us each a flower with our coffee. 

The rest of the day we just hung out with the kids, played in the back yard, did some house work and yard work. You know - normal stuff.


At least until my husband came home. Riot gave me my Mother's Day present and told me to pack a bag and have a night off.

A night off? You sure as heck do not have to tell me twice. So Kathy and I packed back up, went to Shari's for dinner (where they gave us another rose) and drove back over to my Dad's house.

We stayed up way to late talking and watching Outlander - but it was a nice night off, one I very much needed.

















Sunday, May 14, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day from the two who made me a mother to you! Hope everyone who takes up the name of Mom, in all its different forms, has an amazing day!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Perfectly Posh Skin Care Routine

Hey ya'all you might see that logo over there on the side of my blog ------>

Yeah that one. If you click on it, it will take you to my website. 

I wanted to drop in and talk about a few of my favorite Poshy items that I have been using in my skin care routine.

1. Complexion PerfectionWhen it comes to your face, why not strive for perfection? Gently cleanse and soften your skin with Complexion Perfection’s exfoliating walnut shells, soothing peppermint, and softening aloe. This refreshing face wash is ideal for oily/combination skin types, and it’s sulfate-free, so you can clean your skin without drying it out. Wash with warm water and pea-sized drop once a day, then rinse and follow with Moisturize 911 Caffeinated Face Crème. A flawless face is just a wash away! 
Fragrance: 
Peppermint essential oil


2. Moisturize 911: Tired skin cramping your style? Quick, call Moisturize 911! Wake up your complexion with a blast of natural glycerin and a caffeine kick that tightens and brightens. Apply as needed to awaken your skin and achieve instant radiance.

Fragrance: Orange essential oil


3. Cackle Spackle: Dull, aging skin getting you down? Let Cackle Spackle lift your spirits! Charcoal powder, volcanic ash, kaolin clay, and invigorating spearmint will leave your skin so freshly detoxed it might have you cackling with glee. Our deep-cleaning, facial mask uses kaolin, charcoal, and volcanic ash to clarify skin, then tones it with astringent spearmint and eucalyptus. Apply to a clean, dry face, avoiding eye area. Leave on for 5–10 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and moisturize often.
Fragrance: Spearmint essential oil

Seriously guys, this is my 1, 2, 3 hitter for soft, smooth, and silky skin. I seriously can not get over how my skin looks and feels. What are some of favorite skin care routines?




Friday, May 12, 2017

Hello

In June it will be 2 years since I had my hysterectomy and this last March it was a year since I left my job at Amazon.

My thoughts on leaving my job at Amazon:

It was bitter sweet. As much as I looked forward and enjoy being a stay at home mom, I miss my team mates, connections and people that were apart of this amazing company. If it was possible for me to work from home I would have gladly done so.

Through them I got to crochet hats for preemie babies and domestic abuse babies/children, help make a community garden, I was on the fun committee, and safety committee. I worked in MayDay and in the Digital space and was working towards being in the Social space. I never expected to like working in a call center as much as I did for Amazon. I know I would go back in a heart beat if I ever get the chance too.


My Thoughts on my hysterectomy:

As ready as I was for it to happen. Finding out why it had to happen really hit me. As most of you know I had been in pain for a good year after having an emergency cesarean with my Squishy girl and we all thought it was my PCOS.  Turns out that, that was just a small factor of what was going on with me. 

After the doctor went in and removed my uterus we found out that during my cesarean with Squish, the doctor who performed the cesarean, had cut both my uterus and bladder causing them to fuse together. It created scar tissue and every time I moved or tried to stand up straight, or even the simple act of breathing, was causing me immense amount of pain. 

My uterus was mostly healthy. It was found that I did have Endometrial Hyperplasia. Endometrial Hyperplasia occurs when teh endometrium, the lining of the uterus, becomes too thick. It is not cancer, but in some cases, it can lead to cancer of the uterus.


It has taken me some time to be okay with both of these things. Know that my doctor who was save my daughters life screwed up a surgery her performed all the time, is upsetting. Although knowing that my uterus lining was becoming too thick and what that could have meant for me in the future, my botched cesarean was a blessing in disguise. 

In no way am I saying that it should have happened in the first place, but the fact that it did and it lead up to my hysterectomy, and an unexpected preventative measure against uterus cancer, has me breathing a sigh of relief. 

Especially when there is so much to look forward to this year and all the years to come.