Skip to main content


Showing posts from April, 2014

April Monthly News

Welcome to the April edition of monthly news! Our Mothers Day Gift Guide is underway! Check it out! BOOKS: The Kissing Bridge - Tricia Goyer (recommend) The Collector of Dying Breaths - M.J. Rose (recommend) The Art of War - Sun Tzu A Gate of Night - Bella Forrest (recommend) The Queen's Handmaid - Tracy L. Higley Fortune Cookie - Josi S. Kilpack (recommend) Secrets in the Attic - V.C Andrews (recommend) India Black and the Gentleman Thief - Carol K. Carr (HIGHLY recommend) Spun - Catherine McKenzie (recommend) PRODUCTS: PicturesOnGold Sterling Silver 2-Picture Heart Locket (recommend) MOVIES: Dragons Defenders of Berk Part 1 (recommend) The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (recommend) Black Nativity Cowgirls and Angels 2 Yearly Total:     32 Books, 7 Products & 12 Movies RECIPES: Peanut Butter Bars DIY: Spring/Easter Wreath Book of the Month: Book of the Year:

#Recipe: Peanut Butter Bars

These delicious bad boys didn't last long in my house. Best part is, they are super easy to make. Peanut Butter Bars INGREDIENTS 6 cups Rice Krispies 3 tbsps butter/margarine 1 package of large marshmallows 1 package of milk chocolate chips 1 cup peanut butter butter spray METHOD In a medium pot over lower heat, melt butter. Add all of the marshmallows and melt completely. Make sure to keep stirring so it doesn't stick or burn. Add peanut butter and keep stirring. Add to a large bowl filled with the Rice Krispies. Mix well but try not to bust all the Krispies. Also try to be quick so it stay warm and pliable. When blended, add to a sprayed pan and flatten. In a small saucepan melt the entire package of chocolate chips. When melted, pour onto pan mixture and even out best you can. Chill for at least one hour before serving. Makes 12-16 squares, depending on how you cut them.

#Giveaway: Devils Due BluRay

A young couple's blessed event turns into their worst nightmare in one of the most terrifying horror films ever conceived! After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach notices odd behavior in his wife, which they initially attribute to nerves, although it soon becomes evident that the disturbing changes to Samantha's body and mind have a much more sinister origin. All will suffer...but who will survive? AVAILABLE NOW! RATED R! 90 minutes AMAZON US   |   AMAZON CA EVEN TRUE LOVE CANNOT ESCAPE PURE EVIL Pleased to Meet You: A Look at the Film’s Stars Get the Blu-ray™ and DVD Combo Pack on April 29  After a mysterious night on their honeymoon, Zach and Samantha McCall ( Zach Gilford , Allison Miller ) find themselves dealing with an earlier-than-planned pregnancy. While recording everything on video for posterity, Zach begins

Blasting About: Scents and Sensibility (With #Giveaway)

Scents and Senses: Supernatural Friends. What the fairy tales didn’t tell you Playing the role of a knight in shining armor is more complicated than it seems in the storybooks, as sixteen-year-old Joy discovers when she repeatedly comes to the rescue of a fifteen-year-old human. But when she meddles in the girl’s social life, Starra sends her packing. Starra is determined to completely dissociate herself from the subterranean creature that has manipulated her life and cast her into the limelight. However, her resolve is soon tested when she becomes involved in a critical situation where supernatural assistance can enable her to carry out a daring plot. Eventually, Starra’s involvement with her new other-wordly friends extracts a heavy price when she is beset by challenges that range from the down- to-earth struggles of a typical teenage student, to the realm of the fantastic. Nothing prepares her, however, for the ultimate challenge. Amazon * Smashwords Excerpt Joy E

#32: Spun - Catherine McKenzie (With #Giveaway)

In this funny and touching novella, bestselling author Catherine McKenzie returns to the story of Amber Sheppard, It Girl and celebrity train wreck from McKenzie’s reader-favourite novel,  Spin . Life has been rough for starlet Amber since leaving rehab. She’s been two years sober, but no one seems to believe her -- not the gossip media, not casting agents, and most certainly not her spotlight-loving parents. With her friendships ruined by betrayal and her career at a standstill, Amber’s just trying to get her life back on track. It doesn’t help that her former love, movie star Connor Parks, keeps trying to draw Amber back in, not just to their relationship but to his hard-partying ways. One fateful night, Amber breaks down and agrees to join him on board his private jet as it readies for take-off -- a decision that will change her life forever and expose her to a whole new level of scrutiny and heartbreak. Print Length:  150 pages Publisher:  HarperCollins Canada (April 2

Stella & Dot Mother's Day Boutique

It's time to remember that special woman in your life that raised you, fed you and took care of you rain or shine, that's right, Mother's Day is Sunday May 11th. To help you celebrate, now through end of day 4/30  Stella & Dot  is offering their  You Are My Sunshine necklace for $14.99  when you spend $50+ . This sterling silver necklace has a heartfelt message expressed in silver, gold and rose gold plating. It is 16" long and lead and nickel free. It is a really great way to show moms everywhere how much they are loved and appreciated. If you are looking for even more ways to spoil that amazing lady, shop the  Stella & Dot Mother’s Day Boutique  today!  *This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links* Sign up as a Stella & Dot Stylist for $199 and get $450 in free accessories!

#Giveaway: Monday, Monday - Elizabeth Crook

In this gripping, emotionally charged novel, a tragedy in Texas changes the course of three lives. On an oppressively hot Monday in August of 1966, a student and former marine named Charles Whitman hauled a footlocker of guns to the top of the University of Texas tower and began firing on pedestrians below. Before it was over, sixteen people had been killed and thirty-two wounded. It was the first mass shooting of civilians on a campus in American history. Monday, Monday  follows three students caught up in the massacre: Shelly, who leaves her math class and walks directly into the path of the bullets, and two cousins, Wyatt and Jack, who heroically rush from their classrooms to help the victims. On this searing day, a relationship begins that will eventually entangle these three young people in a forbidden love affair, an illicit pregnancy, and a vow of secrecy that will span forty years. Reunited decades after the tragedy, they will be forced to confront the event that changed their

Teaser Tuesdays

AMAZON Nurse Kell holds my arm as we walk to the dining room, and the moving around actually helps me wake up a little. I try to think back on where the day went, but it's all a blur. 

#FVMDGG #Giveaway: Just Can't Get Enough Billionaires

As a mom, a good way to pamper yourself can often be found while lounging on the sofa with a good book and a box of chocolates. And that is exactly what I got in store for you today, courtesy of Harlequin Books. First let's see what books we have. Estranged from his adoptive father, Sage Lassiter earned his own billions. But when J.D. Lassiter leaves a fortune to his private nurse in his will and cheats his own daughter of her rightful inheritance…Sage is enraged, to say the least. He's sure nurse Colleen Falkner isn't the innocent she appears. And he's willing to go to any lengths to expose her…even seduction.  But using sex—crazed, incredible sex—to find out what she knows could backfire. Because Colleen is not what Sage expected. And like it or not, she's about to demolish all the barriers he's carefully constructed around his heart. Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides always gets what he wants—after all, he's drop-dead go

#Giveaway: How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days - Roberta Temes

"You should write a book." Everyone has a story to tell. If you've ever thought of sharing yours but don't know where to begin, How to Write a Memoir in 30 Days gives you the perfect framework. Step-by-step techniques, culled from writers' workshops taught by the author are presented in a series of fun writing exercises, including: crafting your three-sentence memoir identifying an incident that changed your life creating stirring scenes  You'll figure out the major themes of your life, mine your memory for dramatic incidents, stitch your assignments (and diary entries, blog posts, and other writings) together into a compelling plot, and polish your prose into believable dialogue and exciting action. The book also includes quick "clear communication" lessons about spelling and grammar, plus information and advice about different publishing paths. Simply follow the daily directions and in just one month you will have a memoir ready to submit fo

Cowgirls And Angels 2

Oscar Winner Keith Carradine* (Cowboys & Aliens) stars alongside a young, popular cast that includes Haley Ramm (X-Men: The Last Stand) , Jade Pettyjohn (American Girl: McKenna Shoots for the Stars), and Emily Bett Rickards (Arrow) in this inspiring second chapter of the beloved Cowgirls 'N Angels story! After she receives unexpected news about herself, a 17-year-old girl (Ramm) experiences an exciting, yet challenging life in and out of the rodeo circuit in this wonderful coming- of-age story. Filled with heart, horses and high-reaching adventure, Cowgirls 'N Angels: Dakota's Summer is an uplifting reminder that with courage, friendship and passion, anything is possible. AVAILABLE NOW! Rated PG 91 minutes AMAZON US REVIEW: Remember when you would come home from school and watch the 'After-School Special'? It was always a wholesome movie, perfect for impressionable young minds to watch. That is exactly what crossed my mind w

#Giveaway: Zarop Black Hollow Back Lace Dress

Zarop is an online fashion website that ships worldwide, and they have kindly offered Freda's Voice readers a chance at winning this dress you see pictured. Although, if you can't wait to win, you can buy it on April 28 , (starting at 1am GMT), for $9.99! That's a HUGE bargain!! Visit Zarop on Facebook, Twitter , and Pinterest .  BUT HERE'S THE GIVEAWAY OPEN WORLDWIDE! ENDS MAY 3 Here is how you can win: Comment on the product's page: Then come back here and leave the name you commented as in a comment on this post. Be sure to include your email. It's that simple! Good luck!

#FVMDGG #Giveaway:

Last year on Mother's Day, I was able to give my mother-in-law one of the most special gifts I could give her. This year, I am bringing that same gift option up for you all. is a Canadian online photo printing company that serves all of Canada from its Toronto location. There is a standard shipping rate, but for orders over $150, the shipping is free!  Read my review This is the beautiful photo of my in-laws I had made for her last year. It was from her 65th birthday, where the hubby and myself took them to a fancy schmancy restaurant. This was such a great moment I was able to capture and share with them. Now this portrait hangs on their living room wall with pride. is a great source for making your memories last a lifetime. Check out all their social networks,  Facebook ,  Twitter ,  Google+ ,  Youtube , and their  blog . 5 photo art gift ideas to suit every mom’s style : 1 . The Modern Mom:         For hip moms who keep up with the ho