Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Free Kindle Books for Today 8/14/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 8/14/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App


Roses for Emma: An Amish Christmas Romance by [Stalnaker, D. L. , Stalnaker, D.L. ]


Glamorous Illusions: A Novel (Grand Tour Series Book 1) by [Bergren, Lisa T.]



The Trout Chef: The Ultimate Guide by [Hallas, Sara]


Delicious Football Recipes: The Perfect Tailgating Recipes for Game Day by [Scott, Hannie P.]

DIY Projects: Quick And Beautiful Garland Decorations For All Important Holidays!: (DIY Garland, DIY Projects For Home, Garland Ideas, DIY Ideas, Crafts From Natural Materials) by [Joy, Catherine]


If Brown Cows Made Hot Cocoa In The Summer by [Trzaskowski, Steven]





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Monday, August 13, 2018

The Menu plan for this week 8/13/18!




I'm rolling with the hamburger this week on the menu plan.  It's $1.99 a pound at Meijer so I'm going to stock up this morning.  I bought a lot of tupperware hamburger freezer storage things at garage sales this summer.  So I'm freezing ready to make hamburgers today.  

The garden is coming in steady so now my sides for dinner are easy.   I just go out and pick what's ready so far, tomatoes for sliced tomatoes or salads, green beans, or cucumbers that we got from another local gardener.  I love stuffed peppers too.

Menu plan for this week 8/13/18!  

Monday              Big Mac Salad  (grilled hamburgers for the grandchildren)- we have leftover sauce from last week.  

Tuesday              Hamburger stew (no potatoes)

Wednesday         Meatloaf, sliced tomatoes, green beans

Thursday            Leftovers

Friday                 Chili 

Saturday             Leftover chili and a salad

Sunday               I say chicken -he will say pork chops.  We will see whoever wins!  


What's on your menu this week?



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Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 8/13/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 8/13/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App


A Perfect Weakness by [Davids, Jennifer A.]

Love on Her Own Terms: A Mail Order Bride Historical Western Romance Book by [Colyer, Carol]




Calming the Storm (A Marriage of Convenience) by [Snitker, Melanie D.]



Handmade Greeting Cards: How to Make Homemade Greeting Cards by [Rutan, Cleta]



Harvesting Nature's Bait Shop by [Alma, Blake]


Smelly Cat: A dog-gone tail about adoption and love by [Ashworth, Maria]



A Great Deal!  


The Beloved Hope Chest (An Amish Heirloom Novel Book 4) by [Clipston, Amy]







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Sunday, August 12, 2018

My Frugal Ways this Past Week 8/12/18!

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Here are the ways I've saved this past week:




I found a couple of pattern books at a garage sale for crochet dishcloths for .50 each.  I've been making them at night while watching t.v.

One of my favorite finds this past week was a first aid kit packed and never used for $3.00.


The other was a quilt top for $3.00.  I bartered this with a friend for a new book I wanted to read. I have no idea how to quilt so this was a great deal for me and her!  We were both so happy!  

I made dinner every day last week.  Saving at least $20.00.  

Froze zucchini lasagna noodles

I purchased a $25.00 JC Penny Gift Card for 2200 Swagbucks (my first gift card purchase this month, so it was cheaper). 




We harvested 1/2 bushel of potatoes and tomatoes. plus a mess of green beans out of the garden.  Canned green beans are great but there is nothing like the smell or taste of fresh right out of the garden.  


I've been canning them both this weekend.  We decided to can some of the potatoes to make mashed potatoes for our cheat days.  They will be great for holiday dinners too.  We gave the rest to neighbors. 

We also picked blackberries but they were eaten as fast as we picked!

I made homemade half and half this morning when I realized we were out.  

Goals for next week:

Clean the carpet in the living room.

Keep harvesting the garden and canning.


What are the ways you saved this past week?  




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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Free Kindle Books and Deals for Today 8/11/18!

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Free Kindle Books for today 8/11/18  Make sure you check the price before you buy, Amazon prices can change frequently. If you don’t have a Kindle you can download your favorite Kindle Book on any tablet or smartphone with a free Kindle Reading App


Missing On Kawau by [SNELLING, PATRICIA]


Strike the Match (The Teacup Novellas Book 2) by [Moody, Diane]


Manuscript for Murder (The Hartfield Mysteries Book 1) by [Havig, Chautona]


Smoking Fish: Irresistible Recipes for Smoked Fish (Tuna, Trout, Salmon and Other Fish)[Smoked Fish, Smoking Meat, Smoker Cookbook, Smoked Meat, Barbecue Cookbook, Smoker Guide, Smoked Fish Cookbook] by [Mills, Rachel]


Best Chinese Take-out Recipes from Mama Li's Kitchen by [Spencer, Sarah]


Fox Hat - Easy Crochet Pattern by [Taylor, Sarah]



Journey to Constellation Station by [Barry, Lindsay]

Great Deals! 

Love Unexpected (Beacons of Hope Book #1) by [Hedlund, Jody]


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Friday, August 10, 2018

Book Review: Called to Protect by Lynette Eason


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Called to Protect (Blue Justice Book #2) by [Eason, Lynette]

Called to Protect (Blue Justice Book #2) by Lynette Eason


From Amazon:

For the past year, Chloe St. John has been working as a K-9 cop with her German shepherd partner, Hank. After being dumped by her fiancé for another woman, Chloe has decided that Hank is just about the only male she likes. She's over the whole romance thing and focuses her attention on doing her job. Because a serious case of human trafficking with connections to her missing cousin just landed in her lap.

When US Marshall Blake MacCallum's daughter goes missing, he's ordered to kill the judge he's protecting and tell no one about his daughter's disappearance or she will die. Blake races against the clock to rescue his daughter while Chloe and Hank are asked to be a part of the task force assembled to bring down the traffickers. Chloe finds herself attracted to the silent, suffering man, but thanks to her previous bad judgment, she wonders if she can trust him. And can Blake trust himself around this firecracker of a woman?

Bestselling author Lynette Eason warns readers to buckle in for a fast and furious ride that will have their hearts pumping from the very start.

My thoughts:


Called to Protect is definitely a  book for our times. I have been hearing more and more about human trafficking on the news and this book brought it home to me.  I can understand now how it can happen and how I can become more aware.  It might happen to someone you know of, no matter where you are from.  


I was impressed with all the charactors but Blake's daughter stood out.  She was so brave, in spite of the scary circumstances.   She cared so deeply about her friend.  

The main focus was on the good and evil but God's salvation plan is mentioned.  Sometimes a book just speaks Christian without mentioning it too much and this was one of those times for me.   

The romance was there but it took a back seat to the suspense and mystery of who and why.  What a page turner! 

This book was given to me by Revell.   I was not required to write a positive review.   

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