Saturday, September 29, 2018

Happy National Coffee Day #Giveaway ends Oct. 15th

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I am surrounded by coffee drinkers and home and work. Everyone seems to have their own way to make their coffee as well. Certain people like flavored coffee and others like good 'ole black coffee.

Happy National Coffee Day! 

 With the variety samplers that could be won in this giveaway, everyone would be sure to find one that is perfect for them. Which coffee will be your new favorite?

Stop by our reviews and learn more about the coffee and storage drawer you can win HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.

How would you like a chance to enjoy one of the 40 count variety boxes of Two Rivers Coffee that the bloggers reviewed for FREE? If you said YES, you’re in luck! Thanks to this awesome sponsor, THREE lucky readers will not only receive a BOX to call their own but they will win a single serve coffee drawer that holds 36 k-cups to put it in. Just enter the giveaway on the widget below for your chance to be one of the lucky winners of these prize packages. Remember the more entries you do the better your chances are to win!

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Prize: Three lucky winners will receive a 40-count sampler pack of coffee and a single serve coffee drawer that holds 36 k-cups!

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This exciting giveaway is for a 40 count sampler pack of Single Serve Two Rivers Coffee and a single serve coffee drawer that holds 36 k-cups. This giveaway will run through 10/15/2018 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time and is open to residents of the US ages 18+. You are not eligible if you have won a prize from the sponsor in the last 90 days. The winner is subject to eligibility verification and will have 24 hours to confirm before a new winner will be drawn. For any questions or concerns please email paula_stewart (at) ymail (dot) com. Please consider adding this email to your “Safe List” as the winning email notification will be sent from this email.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

#Spotlight & #Giveaway: Plot Your Health, A Journey To Wellness Planner @CJEllison #Health

Genre: health/medical non-fiction

Publisher: Red Hot Publishing

Date of Publication: September 25, 2018

ISBN: 978-1-938601-583
ISBN: 978-1-938601-590

Number of pages: 220

Cover Artist: C.J. Ellisson

NOTE: I will be reviewing this planner at a later date. Stay tuned for that review!

Are you struggling to stay on top of multiple medications and supplements throughout your day? Or maybe your doctor has asked for daily details on your symptoms? Do you miss treatment appointments, or have problems juggling all the details? If you need space to log your steps, moods, hours of sleep, blood sugar levels, or even foods — we've got you covered!

Introducing a one-year wellness planner for managing severe and chronic health concerns! Terrific for parents managing a child’s complex care, teenagers or adults who need to organize their health concerns, or for caregivers and adults managing the care of senior patients.

220 pages in length, with a repeat of multiple tracking pages for twelve months.

Notebook Contents:

-Owner’s Info page with room for doctor info, personal data, emergency contacts, allergies and more!

-Two pages for Condition Details, room to list six per page.

-Four pages of Medicine and Supplement Records, six per page.

- Four pages for tracking test results, scans, and blood work throughout the year.

Twelve monthly sections, each with the following:
  • Undated monthly calendar pages, for jotting down doctor appointments, wellness visits, physical therapy, IV infusions, or whatever you need.
  • Two Doctor/ Wellness visit pages, for questions to ask at each appointment, room for notes, and an area to jot down tests needed.
  • Treatment Record pages, with room to track nine treatments per month, plus an extra lined page for notes or more appointments.
  • Two-page Symptom trackers, each with room to track twenty symptoms for an entire month.
  • Three-pages per month of Medicine and Supplement tracking grids. Each contains room to track four meds that need to be taken three times a day and room to track twenty-one meds required twice a day. (This area can be customized for more meds if they are taken only once per day).
  • Mood-tracking coloring image. Assign a color to a mood and color each section per day according to how you feel.
  • Additional two-page grid for tracking sleep, food, blood pressure, habits, blood sugar, oxygen levels... pretty much anything you need! Eighteen spaces to track for each month.
  • Two lined pages per month for additional needs.
  • Future planning area on the last page for appointments and scheduling for the next year.

About the Author:

C.J. Ellison is an NYT and USA Today bestselling author who writes urban fantasy, mystery, romance, and has ventured into non-fiction with Plot Your Work, the Writer’s Project Planner and Plot Your Health, a Journey to Wellness Planner. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two teenagers, three dogs, and two cats—reporting to love the energetic zoo that’s become their home.

C.J. turned to writing in 2009 when she could no longer work outside the home due to chronic illness and claims the escape of writing fiction helped save her sanity. A self-proclaimed Lupus and Lyme Warrior, she is working toward getting stronger, putting her Lupus back into remission, and staying healthy.

Instead of dozens of pills, IVs, exhaustion, and pain, C.J.’s days are now filled with writing, walking dogs, exercising, eating healthy, and leading a novel-writing club in her daughter’s school. It all leads to a fun-filled, busy day, and she’s incredibly grateful to be so involved in life again.

Disclosure: Michelle aka Naila Moon of Michelle's Musings & Merriment/ Reading Authors is not responsible for this giveaway. See tour hostess for further details of the giveaway.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

I Have Had A (Somewhat Secret) Love Affair For Years...

This is a story about how one woman, me, who has a love affair with Scholastic Books.
Before you ask, I am not an affiliate or getting any compensation.

So, the story.

As many of you may or may not know. I have a love for books. I love to read them and review them. I personally have an affinity for children's books but that is not all I read. I just happen to love the colorful illustrations, poetry, and the variety of seriousness to silliness.

Like many kids, I started receiving Scholastic book pages at school. Note: I had books in my hands way before this but this is an explanation.  Anyway,  when I brought the pages home, my Mom and I would look them over and I got to pick out a couple or so. She excited me about having new books to read.

Back then, (Omgsh that sounds old) Scholastic also sold posters and as I liked them, Mom would usually let me buy one or I would get one free with the order. I loved everything about Scholastic. This went on until I reached the age when I could no longer get them. Even though I grew up, I missed being able to peruse the pages.

Then, I had kids!

Once again, I was giddy because I sat down with my own kids and we would order. I would always order even if they did not want something. If I did not order, my Mom would for them but that was a rare occasion. Then Scholastic was big on stickers. Both kids had sticker books I started for them and so we always got those too. There again, the kids grew up and I was left with no more Scholastic pages. What was a girl to do?

That is when I got a job at a private elementary school and guess what I was in charge of? That's right, book orders! This was a total dream for me because not only did I get free books but I got all the points to get...MORE FREE BOOKS! I was in charge of book reports too. Guess where the books came from?  I seriously was in heaven!
This lasted only a couple of years though and once again, I found myself with nowhere to order from my beloved Scholastic books.

For years!

There was to be sunshine ahead though.

Eight years ago, my first grandchild was born. When she got old enough to go to kindergarten, I was excited as can be. So was her aunt, my daughter, because by now, she too had a love for Scholastic.
The first day my granddaughter came home with them, I felt like I was once again that young Michelle back in kindergarten that got to bring home her first pages to look at and buy.

Did I buy books and stuff for my granddaughter? You bet I did! I did for two years.
Then I moved away. sigh...

But TODAY happened...

Today my oldest grandson, who is now in Kindergarten, came home with his very first pages. His Mother sat down with him and they looked through everything. He has picked out games with ninjas, rock kits, and books with Peppa Pig and other older books that have been around. Yes, he is getting Pokemon stickers too for free! He also has a pending wish list. The kid wanted $60 worth!

Oh, what fun! All this could now be done online.

Guess who else ordered?

I love you Scholastic Book Club Pages!

Michelle aka Naila Moon
PS>Do you love them as much as I do? Tell me in comments.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

10-4 Good Buddy

My post tonight will be short as I am not feeling up to par. However, I just wanted to pay homage to Burt Reynolds who passed away today at 82 years old. I loved him in so many movie roles.

It seems like many actors/ actresses and singers of which I grew up with are now passing on.  Last week it was Aretha Franklin.

sigh...It is kind of depressing really.

Bandit, you have taken The Longest Yard for your last ride on the Cannonball Run.
Rest in peace.

Michelle aka Naila Moon

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Milk, Aliens and Why I Have Not Written In Four Days

Here it is, already day 5 and I have written only one day out of the 30. Do I have an excuse? Of course, I do!

You see, it is like this; I was on the way to the grocery store to get some milk. I mean, my gosh, I wanted cereal for breakfast and had no milk. 

So anyway, there I was in the milk aisle when all of a sudden this alien with grayish-green skin was looking at the milk. I am thinking, what does an alien need with milk. He or she (frankly I don't know the difference) says nothing to me just looking forward at the milk.

All of a sudden, I see this flash of light, you know the kind where the sun is in your face? Yeah, that kind. It was unbelievably bright. I was thinking maybe the store refrigerator light exploded in my eyes or something. It was totally weird.

The next thing I know, I am sitting it this greenish plastic recliner. It seemed like a throwback to the 70's color green. I was leaning back all comfortable like but I could not move! I wasn't strapped down or anything so I could not figure it out.

All of sudden I see this same alien. I asked him where I was and how did I get here?

He says, "Bloop blod keeperscud roger pug smap took."

Now since I did not have my alien translator with me as I left it in my other jeans, I had not a clue what he/she was saying.

I replied, "Huh?"

The alien starts flailing his or her hands (I think they were hands) around in some sort of alien sign language. I got the gist I was on his or her ship and that I was being studied. Or at least I think that is what was meant.

All I remember is seeing a spaghetti bowl with wires coming out of it being attached to my head. I was given some sort of drink that looked very much like Kool-Aid or Mad Dog20/20. Maybe it was both. I don't know, it tasted good. Then I was out.

I started dreaming of rainbows and unicorns and romps through the river of tulips. Wow, that was a far-out dream!

Next thing I know, I am in my kitchen, pouring milk into my cereal bowl. I wasn't really sure how I got there exactly. I also had some plastic sticky star stuck to my forehead. 

All I truly know is that it was four days later and it is now September 5th.

Michelle aka Naila Moon

Sunday, September 2, 2018

30 Days Hath September...The Return!

Thirty days hath September,
April, June, and November;
February has twenty-eight alone,
All the rest have thirty-one,
Excepting leap year, that's the time
When February's days are twenty-nine.

Hello, my fellow friends and hopefully soon to be friends. I have been away awhile mostly just dealing with life but also reflecting on this blog and where it needs to go. Or if it needs to go anywhere and stop permanently.

I decided that I did not want to let it go. I have spent too much of my life here letting my thoughts flow free. I have shared music, pain, laughter, family, products, and holidays I so love. How could I possibly let it go? As I said, I couldn't.

So, here I am another September is upon us and I have once again returned to the 30 Days Hath September idea. What is that you might ask? Well, it is the idea to take every day in September and improve yourself in some way. For me, one way was to blog for 30 days straight. I did not always get it right but I attempted.

Although this is technically September 2nd, I will be undeterred! After all, one of my one-word goals this year was determination so...

This month you will, of course, see music as I love to share with the 4M gals. You will also see photos and preparations for the upcoming Halloween month that I share followed by Thankful November and of course my favorite holiday, Christmas. It is making the attempt and I hope you will follow along.

If you are brand new to my page, consider following me here and my other social media place. Also, tell me where you are so I can come to visit. I love comments (as we all do) so, tell me you are here at least or comment on what I have had to say or what you would like to see from me. I do read the comments ya know. ;)

Happy September!
Michelle aka Naila Moon