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A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff Cookbook

Who doesn’t love a brand new cook book filled with fabulous pictures, and easy to use recipes? I’m excited to review, A Year with Six Sisters’ Stuff, 52 Menu Plans, recipes, and Ideas to bring families together.

Six Sisters' Stuff Cookbook

First, let me say that I know and love each of the Six Sisters personally. I photographed them last year, and am really close with sister #2, KRISTEN! It’s a good thing she spells her name the right way, or maybe we wouldn’t be as good of friends!

I was so excited to flip through this book, and I love the layout of 52 menu’s. That’ a main dish, side, and dessert for each menu/day.

cookbook recipes

Check out the sticky notes I put in… Continue Reading

3 reasons to join Amazon Prime

{Just to let you know…this is totally a commercial by Kristen Duke. But as always, I wouldn’t share it if I didn’t believe it was amazing-ness to share, mingled with stories of my personal experiences. I don’t give up precious blog space for nothing. I’m a member of Amazon Associates, and I’m helping them spread the word about why I love what they offer}

Are you familiar with Amazon Prime? My mom has had it for quite a while now, and she’s shipped stuff to me with free shipping (on many items) in just 2 days. I never looked into investing in the $79 a year for it because I just don’t buy a ton online. It didn’t seem worth it for the shipping costs.  I generally don’t buy a ton online because I don’t want to PAY shipping costs, but oh, the convenience (when I don’t need something right away) to click the mouse a few times!

It is so squeeling exciting to get a package delivered…every time. I love how Amazon has that little smiley face in their logo;) It’s because they know how happy we will be when we get a package!

Amazon Prime Shopping

In the box above was a cookbook I ordered. I was pretty excited to thumb through it…can’t you tell?

Recently, I realized that by being a PRIME member, you have access to over 40,000 movies and TV shows as well…WHAT?!?  I did not realize that Amazon Prime was more than just free shipping. Here is  a small sampling of their movie selection.

Amazon Prime TV show and movie selection

So basically it’s around $7 a month for free shipping on a ton of items…. AND movies/TV. (Can we say Netflix plus shipping of tons of stuff?!?)

I was also talking to a good friend of mine, and their family uses their Amazon Prime account for recurring monthly shipments of toilet paper, paper towels, oatmeal, CLIF bars, stuff they know they eat and use a lot…then she doesn’t have to think about grabbing those things at the grocery store–it comes to their door  once a month (without her going in to request it) with free shipping!  Holy Minoly!  I like the sound of that! Have you ever been to the last precious morsel of toilet paper in the house to hear the sound of someone yelling from the bathroom to bring you some and you just don’t have it? Not a good feeling.

Do you have a Kindle? I’m not much of a reader (what can I say, I blog!) My mom and sisters in law are HUGE readers–they love their kindle. Well, with Amazon Prime, there is access to a lending library where you can “check out” a book a month as a Prime member, no cost of buying the books.  So to my 3 reasons…

3 reasons to join Amazon Prime

1. Free 2 days shipping on millions of items

2. Access to 40,000 movies and TV(I checked out the selection and it’s pretty fab)

3. Kindle borrow program
amazon prime free trial

I decided to check it out for myself with the 30 day free trial that they offer. I’m generally quite leary to do free trials because I am SUPER forgetful about stuff like that. But I wrote it on my calendar that it ended several days before it actually did, in the event that I didn’t want to keep it. But at the end of the month, I decided it was worth it, and decided I’m canceling some other online streaming programs I’ve been a part of. Change is scary, but usually it’s good.

If you’d like to start your own free trial, click on the link below the cute orange picture. Just so you know, I am part of the Amazon Associates program that helps to promote their awesomeness. I do get a small compensation if you sign up for the free trial through my link, but no pressure;)

amazon prime

 Join Amazon Prime – Watch Over 40,000 Movies


Win a Kitchen Aid Mixer, Target Gift Card, or some Amazing blogger Cookbooks!

My friend and dessert foodie blogger, Ashton at Something Swanky asked if I wanted to help her give away some fabulous gifts in honor of her birthday. I like to party, so I agreed whole heartedly! If you remember, Ashton was my awesome roomie at BlogHer Foods Conference last month in Austin. Her blog is filled with some yummy desserts that I drool over often. She gathered a whole bunch of other fun bloggers to join in, in order to make this ONE BIG GIVEAWAY, so make sure you check out all of those involved! The giveaway is filled with Ashton’s favorite things, which include:  fabulous cookbooks from other blogger friends, a Kitchen Aid mixer, and $300 to Target!  It is open until August 8th, so you’ll have plenty of time to play along!

Want to win some of my favorite things?! Here’s what’s up for grabs:

How can you enter to win all of these goodies (an $800 value!)? Simply fill out the Rafflecopter form below by signing in with your Facebook or E-mail account (you’re required to use one of those so we can contact you if you win!):

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The Dating Diva’s Cookbook

My friends over at The Dating Diva’s have put out a cookbook JUST for the men in their lives.  Lucky for us, they are sharing it with all of us! I haven’t had a chance to try out any of the recipes yet, but I’ll sat that I am eyeing:

Buffalo Chicken Salad a.k.a. “man salad”

Smokin’ Stuffed Peppers

Chocolate Melting Cake

 To see more inside of this cookbook, or to go ahead buy it for $5.97 CLICK HERE!

If you’d like to see more from The Dating Divas, click the link on my sidebar, under “Check This Out” for their book, A Better Marriage. Who doesn’t want a better marriage?