I have great news!!!

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Half dome Swarovski covered earrings on sterling silver posts. Can be made any color of choice!

So on the side, I’ve been doing some beautiful things with Swarovski crystals. So, I’ve decided to start my own business making jewelry, laptop/cell phone covers, compacts, anything can be covered in Swarovski!! I’ve decided that my business will be called Crystal Frosting. I still have to get a business license and figure out how to get my business off of the ground, but any ideas from my followers would be much appreciated!! Here are a couple of pictures of my recent creations!

 

Feel free at anytime to contact me with any questions or orders. Just leave a comment and I will get back to you asap. While Swarovski works are expensive, the quality is well worth it.

Almost complete! Laptop case covered in Swarovski crystals!! Made to order! Any designs you wish, or with your name or initials!

Almost complete! Laptop case covered in Swarovski crystals!! Made to order! Any designs you wish, or with your name or initials!

 

Custom made mirror compact. Choose any colors, even with your name or initials!

Custom made mirror compact. Choose any colors, even with your name or initials!

Mirror covered in Swarovski crystals. Made to order.

Mirror covered in Swarovski crystals. Made to order.

 

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So I just finished reading this book and I’m still emotionally affected by it. Usually, I go straight from one book to the next and not think about it. But there are always a few that just stick with me. The one I just finished is definitely one I won’t forget.

The story is called If He Had Been With Me by Laura Nowlin.

This book starts out about a young girl going through high school while dealing with most of the young drama that’s experienced. But she used to be best friends with one of the most popular guys. They drifted apart in middle school, but rekindled their friendship during a rough patch. Tragedy strikes and when it does, it rips your heart out. I’m still tearing up while writing this. My hearts just breaking.

Anyway, I think it’s definitely something that you should read, like the next on your list of to be reads.

Temporarily Yours by Diane Alberts

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Book Summary: 

This soldier’s the perfect hoax…if she doesn’t fall for him first.Stats whiz Kayla Moriarity knows her way around numbers and algorithms. Men, on the other hand, are unsolvable equations. Now Kayla’s en route to her sister’s wedding—without the fictional boyfriend she invented for her family. Fortunately, her plane comes complete with complimentary cocktails and a ridiculously hot ex-marine in the seat beside her. And that’s all it takes for Kayla’s inhibitions to go sailing out the airlock…Cooper Shillings has soft spot for people in trouble, but he certainly wasn’t expecting to land in it himself—and definitely not while getting naughty mid-air with a sexy southern belle. When he hears Kayla’s predicament, however, he offers his services as a stand-in boyfriend. After all, he’s heading overseas soon…and how could he refuse a little no-strings wickedness?

It’s the perfect plan. And all Kayla has to do is ensure her family falls for the ultimate bluff, without falling for it—and Cooper—in the process…

My opinion:

This was a cute and funny short story. While it’s not something that we would find in everyday happenings, I wouldn’t mind to find my own Cooper. He was charming, sexy and oh so desirable. I think it would be a good read for a trip on an airplane or a good beach read. I give it 3 out of 5 stars.

Buy Links 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1e6o3VN
Barnes & Noble:  http://bit.ly/1ffhbp2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1dWBKCd

Author Links: 
Website: http://dianealberts.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DianeAlberts6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin

BLOG TOUR GIVEAWAY:

Win a beautiful TEMPORARILY YOURS necklace and a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

This contest is international. Just click the link below to be redirected to the rafflecopter giveaway!

Starting it off right.

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karencarney:

This is definitely an exciting giveaway from one of my favorite authors. Check it out and enter below!!!

Originally posted on Colleen Hoover:

Well, I’m super excited to say that we have two new singles available from the Maybe Someday soundtrack, and these are two of my favorites.  Click here for the links.

Or go here: http://colleenhoover.com/maybe-someday-soundtrack/

I’ve put together a great gift basket to kick off my favorite part of 2014.  

BOOK A DAY GIVEAWAY!

That’s right. I’m insane!  My husband will agree once he sees this announcement.

I’m having a giveaway every. single. day. for the entire year of 2014, and this is the first prize, full of t-shirts, books and more.

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All you have to do to enter the first giveaway of the year is share this link right here: http://colleenhoover.com/maybe-someday-soundtrack/ so that everyone has a chance to get these songs.

Or just share this post.  Whichever one you share, come back here and comment with your name and where you shared it.  Winners will be announced…

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It’s HERE!!! OUT OF TIME (OUT OF LINE #2) IS OUT!!

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Image This book, this SERIES, is amazing. Kept me on the edge of my seat and I couldn’t put it down. Why can’t I have a Finn?? The love these two share is unlike any other. You will laugh, you will cry like a blubbering idiot, and you will sigh with contentment. Being a part of this blog tour and being able to read these books has been a privilege! I CAN’T WAIT until the next book comes out. Out of Time did end with a bit of a cliff hanger, but you weren’t lost, but anticipating what will happen next for Carrie and Finn. Definite must read, catch the first book, Out of Line on sale for only 99 cents for a limited time, then immediately follow up with Out of Time. My heart is still swooning!!  So the author is hosting a rafflecopter giveaway. Scroll to the end of this post in order to enter!! Also check out the rest of the blog tour schedule here!  http://www.dianealberts.com/

Book Summary: 
Desperate to keep him…I’ve finally gotten everything I ever wanted: love, freedom, happiness, and, most importantly, Finn. Our love is everything I expected it to be and more. We’ve finally found each other, but the world seems determined to tear us apart. We thought my father was the only obstacle between us, but now it’s the military. With Finn’s departure looming, we’re squeezing in every moment together before we run out of time.Trying to make every moment count…Being Carrie’s bodyguard was one thing. Being her boyfriend is another. Every day she’s mine is a day the sun shines in my life. Yet our time together is running out. Her father will never think a tattooed Marine will be good enough, so I’ll do whatever it takes to be worthy of her love. But the road will take me away from the girl who makes me feel alive–the girl I can’t live without.Time only gets us so far…
Buy Links 
Amazon –  http://amzn.to/1jZBupU
B&N –   http://bit.ly/1b7mPI8

Author Information 

Jen  Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency. Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name. Website: http://dianealberts.com/ Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DianeAlberts6 Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin

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