November 15, 2017

Super Stocking Stuffer Giveaway Hop - The Crooked Christmas Tree by Damian Chandler

With Christmas coming all too quickly, it's time to think about gift giving. What better way to fill the stockings of those in your life then with giveaway wins! Today we're excited to participate in this great hop to help you on your way.

Our prize today is a copy of The Crooked Christmas Tree by Damian Chandler. In this thoroughly contemporary holiday story, a father lets his children choose the family Christmas tree. To his surprise, the kids pick one that is crooked. As he tries one thing after another to make the tree look right, he rediscovers the power of God’s love. He begins to understand Christmas in a new way, particularly when his family decorates their tree and crown it with a star, never even noticing the crookedness he spent hours in the garage struggling to hide. The tender and laugh-out-loud narrative of real-life relationships propels the reader through the most un-generic Christmas story. This upbeat and comedic treasure refreshes the Christmas message of love and faith. 

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November 14, 2017

Gift Ideas for Little Girls

While I am not going to be posting an official Gift Guide this holiday season, I do want to make sure I share some fun gift ideas with you. Today I want to focus on little girls, ages 3-7. This includes two littles at my house so we've been doing a lot of brainstorming and searching. This will be a condensed list of some of our favorite gift ideas for them.

  • Craft Kits - My little girls love to be crafty with mom. And while it can be fun to have them help, oftentimes it's better for them to have their own projects that are more age appropriate. I've found a couple of fun craft kits lately. The first is a neon decoration kit. It comes with glitter and sequins and lots of bright colors which my girls will love. The second is a headband builder kit. Again, comes with lots of great items for the girls to make their own headbands which at my house is something they actually use.
  • Mermaid Tails - These come in lots of versions. You can get blankets and costumes but my favorite are these SunTails. The colors are awesome and they are local to me. I also happen to have a coupon code (BestGiftEver) that will get you a 10% discount.
  • Princess Anything - I don't know about your little girls but mine are big into princesses. Their favorite changes from day to day but princess anything will make them happy. This year we're stocking up on dress up clothes, tutus, crowns, capes, and dolls in princess themes. It will go great in my girl's new room and give them many hours of fun!
What is your favorite thing to gift to little girls? We want to hear your ideas and/or favorite memories!

November 11, 2017

The Perfect Holiday Gift For Kids Of All Ages

It's time to finish thinking about Christmas at the Kerr house. We've been having a hard time figuring out what to get for our big boys. Thankfully, I think I have the answer and a coupon code to share!

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Make your little girls dream come true! Sun Tail Mermaid has created the world's best swimmable mermaid tails and mermaid flippers. Their mermaid tails are soft, comfortable, and come in a wide variety of designs and colors. They are made of high quality swimsuit fabric with 4-way stretch.

Sun Tail Mermaid's monofins are extremely comfortable and virtually unbreakable. Their patented monofin is several steps ahead of everyone else in engineering, durability, comfort, and functionality. The propulsion and control is exceptional. The monofins come in a wide range of beautiful colors, so you can match your mermaid tails or look amazing wearing it alone.

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Clean or Dirty?

Does anyone else always get asked if things are clean or dirty? It seems like it's an ongoing issue at our house. The dishes, the laundry, the kids' hands ... it's hard to keep track of what's been washed and what is still needing to be cleaned. Recently we got this fun magnet to help us keep track of the dishes in the dishwasher a little better. I love that it's simple to use, just flip it over, and it will always be attached to the dishwasher. In theory, I should be able to look at the little gentleman and know if the dishes inside are ready to use or still needing washed.

My question is, how long until my two year old figures this out and starts helping me by turning it around? Hopefully I can be tricky and not let him see me do it so he'll leave it alone but that kid is a stinker.

How do you keep track of the dishwasher being clean or dirty? I'd love to hear your tips and tricks! And the other things in your house. How do you know for laundry, hands and other such things? What is clean? How do you keep it clean? How do you know it's clean? 

The Baby Bath Must Have List

There are a lot of things that you need to have ready when you bring baby home. Many of them are well talked about like car seats and strollers. Some of them however are lesser known and can be easily forgotten. Today I'd like to share my list of must have baby bathroom items with you.

  • Shampoo & Body Wash - this is fairly simple but make sure you have something that is good for sensitive skin. Tear free formulas are also a must have at our house. Pump bottles are a bonus as they make it easy to use one handed while holding baby.
  • Lotion - again, get something that is good for sensitive skin. I like finding something that I like the scent of as it's going to be on me more often then not. I also like having my lotion in a pump bottle so it's easy to use while holding baby.
  • Relief Cream - a shea butter cream is perfect as it works for diaper rash, eczema, cradle cap and more. Again, find something that smells good and I like a jar for this that I leave open on the changing table.
  • Baby Oil - many are surprised to realize that babies benefit greatly from massage. I love using baby oil at bedtime with a gentle massage to help them sleep soundly so I can too.
  • Baby Powder - watch out for Talc! There are some amazing powers out there that are food grade and completely safe for baby. They will help prevent diaper rash and other rashes from dampness (my kids tend to get them under their chins). This is also handy to have around to use in moms shoes to keep them from sticking during the hot summer months.
Hopefully this list helps you prepare a little more for baby. If you want to keep things simple just grab one of the great sets found at Baby Organic. You'll love it!

November 6, 2017

Her Christmas Chance By Rachelle Ayala + Giveaway

Will her cat ruin her Christmas chance for love?

Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.

It worked, until her sister married writer Lucky Lenigan, and Bella developed a crush on Lucky’s brother—a bad boy with a shady past.

Chance Martin made one mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. After his release, he spends his days restoring antique furniture and his nights alone.

When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in the furniture workshop, Chance confronts Bella and finds himself with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.

Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back into hiding?

Author’s Note: Although part of the Christmas Creek Romance Series, Her Christmas Chance is a complete and standalone story. Bella Tallahan appears in a previous story, Lucky in Laguna, where her sister Tally Tallahan meets and falls in love with Lucky Lenigan.

A Christmas Creek Romance Series
Book 1: Holly & Gordon, Deck the Hearts
Book 2: Bella & Chance, Her Christmas Chance

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"A perfect heart warming christmas story to read & cherish. I recommend reading this sweet christmas story as you will not be disappointed." - Sophie Koufes
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Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.

Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) by [Ayala, Rachelle]Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) 

Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned. 

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point. 

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance. 

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about. 

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?

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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. 

Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer's Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

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November 4, 2017

Charlie's Monster & Puppet Giveaway

Sponsored By: Happy Apple Books

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A Signed Copy of Charlie's Monster & a Puppet! ($75 TRV Giveaway)

Book Synopsis A devoted fish name Charlie lacks the courage of confronting things unknown to him. There’s only one thing that Charlie loves more than his new home, and that’s living with his best friend Bobby. One day, Charlie’s new home got spooky, and he comes face to face with a monster. Will Charlie muster enough courage to defeat the monster? Will Charlie use all his strength to protect Bobby? Read this delightfully fun book to find out!
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November 1, 2017

This and That For the Holidays Giveaway Hop

Wahoo for another set of giveaways! Halloween just finished and I'm already busy sewing for Christmas. That means it's time for some holiday movies to help entertain the kids, specially my little ones. Thanks to nCircle I've got some great new selections and I want to make sure you have this awesome collection too! Entering is simple, just use the form below. Feel free to click on the movies to learn more about each one. I've loved everything we've watched so far! Good luck!

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Let Life Surprise You Hop

Welcome to the Let Life Surprise You Hop organized by MamatheFox

Here at Kerrific we're giving away a $10 Amazon gift code so you can surprise yourself, or someone you love, with something fun. So, let's not keep you waiting, to enter simply use the form below. When you're done, hop along to all the other blogs participating and see what surprises they have waiting for you. Good luck!

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October 31, 2017

Plugfones and Tree Trimming

Guest post by Erik Kerr.
To start off I am a tree trimmer. I run a brush chipper that operates at 119Db (decibels). Which is like being at a rock concert. I have tried multiple types of ear plugs and though the Plugfones do not cancel the most noise of the chipper it definitely made my work day a whole lot more enjoyable. The carry case was creative and useful. The clarity of the sound was much better than I had hoped. The fact that the Plugfones come with a second type of earplug surprised me. With all the other types of earplugs I have tried I think that the Plugfones are by far my favorite to use when I have the days I want music going as I am getting my job done.

After opening the shipping package I was surprised at the case in which the Plugfones arrived. The plugfones come in a cylindrical case with a screw on cap, a spacer which holds the volume control and the ear plugs/ ear buds, than space under the spacer which held the second type of earplugs. I thought the packaging was creative and useful.

The ear plugs that come already on the earphones are much like the type of ear plugs I have been using recently at work. They are the type in which you squeeze or roll and insert into the ear and they expand. Even with the bud part the plug part holds really well in the ear. The plugs I use at work cut up to 33Db. The first type of plugfones plug cut up to 28Db. The second type of plugs cut up to 23Db.

In Idaho, where I live and work, the wind is regularly blowing. I had the opportunity to talk to my wife while using the plugfones. She commented on how well she could hear me. The noise cancellation part of plugfones exceeded my expectations and hers.

The last feature that I had to smile about was the controls at the end of the cord. Though that are closer to the end of the cord it was nice not to have to reach all the way into the pocket and pull the phone out in order to control the volume or get Google pulled up. The center button of the controls pulls up the voice menu of the phone and you can make calls just by pushing the button. In a near hands free mode it was really nice.

I was somewhat skeptical when the Plugfones came in. I had never heard of earplugs mixed with earphones. Having the clarity of the noise cancellation through the mic and the decibel dampening in the plugs there will be many a days that I will be able to operate in louder situations while still enjoying the music and near hands free situations to make calls to clients and home.

Decrets at Seaside by Addison Cole + Giveaway

NEW RELEASE........ 

Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers features a group of fun, flirty, and emotional friends who gather each summer at their Cape Cod cottages. They're sassy, flawed, and so easy to relate to, you'll be begging to enter their circle of friends! All books can be read as stand-alone novels.

Secrets at Seaside by Addison Cole is the sweet edition of New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster's steamy romance novel Seaside Secrets. The stories and characters remain the same and convey all of the passion you expect between two people in love, without any explicit scenes or harsh language.

Tony Black is the hottest surfer on the planet. He travels the world throughout the year and spends his summers on Cape Cod with his friends, at the Seaside cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. He’s got his choice of women, but Amy Maples is the one he wants. Fourteen years ago she was his for an entire summer, until a devastating accident changed everything, and what they had seemed like it had never existed—at least for her.

Amy Maples is as consistent as the day is long. She’s spent summers on Cape Cod forever, she always does the right thing, and she’s spent years trying to reclaim the heart of Tony Black, the only man she’s ever loved. She’s back for a summer of fun with her friends at Seaside, only this year she’s been offered the opportunity of a lifetime thousands of miles away, and she’s decided to try one last time to reconnect with Tony. But having a relationship with Tony means dealing with her past—and dealing with her past may knock her to her knees.

Secrets at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Secrets by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1)
Bestselling author Kurt Remington lives to write. He spends twelve hours a day in front of his computer, rarely leaving the seclusion of his beach-front property, where he’s come to finish his latest thriller — that is, until free-spirited Leanna Bray nearly drowns in the ocean trying to save her dog. Kurt’s best-laid plans are shot to hell when he comes to their rescue. Kurt’s as irritated as he is intrigued by the sexy, hot mess of a woman who lives life on a whim, forgets everything, and doesn’t even know the definition of the word organized.

Leanna’s come to the Cape hoping to find a fulfilling career in the jam-making business, and until she figures out her own life, a man is not on the menu. But Leanna can’t get the six-two, deliciously muscled and tragically neat Kurt out of her mind. She tells herself she’s just stopping by to say thank you, but the heart-warming afternoon sparks an emotional and unexpectedly sweet ride as Kurt and Leanna test the powers of Chemistry 101: Opposites Attract.

Read, Write, Love at Seaside is the sweet edition of steamy romance novel Read, Write, Love by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Dreaming at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 2)
Bella Abbascia has returned to Seaside Cottages in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, as she does every summer. Only this year, Bella has more on her mind than sunbathing and skinny-dipping with her girlfriends. She’s quit her job, put her house on the market, and sworn off relationships while she builds a new life in her favorite place on earth. That is, until good-time Bella’s prank takes a bad turn and a handsome police officer appears on the scene.

Single father and police officer Caden Grant left Boston with his fourteen-year-old son, Evan, after his partner was killed in the line of duty. He hopes to find a safer life in the small resort town of Wellfleet, and when he meets Bella during a night patrol shift, he realizes he’s found the one thing he’d never allowed himself to hope for—or even realized he was missing.

After fourteen years of focusing solely on his son, Caden cannot resist the intense attraction he feels toward beautiful Bella, and Bella’s powerless to fight the heat of their budding romance. But starting over proves more difficult than either of them imagined, and when Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids, Caden’s loyalty is put to the test. Will he give up everything to protect his son—even Bella?

Dreaming at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Dreams by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Hearts at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 3)

Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men. 

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so sexy and painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him. 

When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s unable to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had. But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the most alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family? 

Hearts at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Hearts by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Sunsets at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 4)
Jessica Ayers has lived a sheltered life with little more than cello lessons and practices taking up her day. Now a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, she escapes the prim and proper symphony to vacation in the Seaside community in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to determine if she is living life to the fullest or missing it altogether.

For the first time since developing the second largest search engine in the world, billionaire Jamie Reed is taking the summer off. He plans to work from the Cape and spend time with his elderly grandmother—and falling in love is not in his plans.

From the moment Jamie and Jessica meet, the attraction is white-hot. Once-overly-focused Jamie can think of little else than sweet, smart, and alluring Jessica, and Jessica discovers a side of herself she never knew existed. But when Jamie’s business encounters trouble and his attorney and best friend intervenes, he proves that the brown-haired beauty is too distracting for Jamie. To make matters worse, it appears that Jessica might not be who she says she is, turning Jamie’s life—and his heart—upside down. In a world where personal information is always one click away, Jamie must decide if he should trust his heart or watch the woman he loves walk away.

Sunsets at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Sunsets by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

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Nights at Seaside (Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 6)
Sky Lacroux has finally realized her dream and opened her own tattoo shop in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She’s happy as can be, preparing the shop for its grand opening and renting a cottage in the Seaside community while renovations to her new apartment are being completed. The only thing missing is the one thing she longs for, and has no control over—love.

Sawyer Bass, a professional boxer, plays his guitar at a local bar to escape the painful reality of his father’s deteriorating health and a recent health warning of his own. But when he spots a stunning brunette across the room, escaping reality goes out the window, and the beautiful woman becomes the focus of his next song—and maybe even the rest of his life.

When Sawyer walks into Sky’s tattoo shop and sees the woman from the bar—Sky—the chemistry between them is instant. Sawyer is everything Sky could ever hope for in a man. He’s honest, loving, sensitive, and potently virile—but boxing goes against everything Sky believes in. The closer they become, the more she realizes that her alpha boxer is waging his own emotional battle—only the battle she thinks he’s waging isn’t the one that threatens to tear them apart.

Nights at Seaside is the sweet edition of the steamy romance novel Seaside Nights by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

Releasing December 13th
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Addison Cole is the sweet alter ego of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language. Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.

Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.

Addison’s books are available in paperback, digital, and audio formats.

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