Friday, August 30, 2013

Fun Drink Friday - Sinless Sangria

Total Time 1 hr. 10 mins.
Prep: 10 Mins
Inactive Prep: 1 hour



In a large bowl or pitcher, stir together the grape juice, cranberry juice, orange juice and lime juice. 

Add all the fruit to the pitcher. Allow the mixture to chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour before serving. When ready to serve, fill your glasses with some fruit and liquid and garnish with fresh mint sprigs.

Recipe Courtesy of: Kelsey Nixon  
                                                                                Episode: My Trip to Spain

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Off to the Dentist...

AAAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhh Run!!!!

Yes, that's my thought when it comes to me sitting in the dentist chair, going near a dentist, thinking of a dentist.

*Sigh* I wasn't always like this you know. As I've gotten older, I've gotten wimpier!

I remember when I was 25 and my son was only maybe 6-7 months old. Well I had this toothache and it just needed to come out. So I called. They said, "yeah, come on in, your Dad's here, he said he'd watch the baby." RIGHT, couldn't get much better than that!! :-)

So I went in, hit the Novocaine and yank, the tooth is ouuuuut! No problems.

Now 17 years later...oh no forget it! give me a vellum, some nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and then knock me out before you even begin.
My blood pressure goes from normal to 'hey you're gonna have a heart attack' mode in like 0-60.

So, now I have to go tomorrow, because my last wisdom tooth decided to start falling apart and so I have this hole in the middle of where the tooth was and last night the outer edges of the tooth started falling off -- Oh Yeah how fun. Grrrrr.

That's what I get for avoiding the doctor of the teeth. :-)

Wish me luck!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Release & A Sweet Promotional Opportunity...

Soooooo, psyched when I received an advanced copy of 
this months

The publishers of The Book Cove's Newsletter
on the first page of promotional spots!! 
How sweeeeet is that!!!!
Thank you Book Cove!!!!

The September Newsletter will be released to their subscribers on 
August 26, 2013 (Monday)

The content changes every month and in the upcoming months there will be some great information on eBook publishing and advice for indie authors.
So go check them out!!!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Fun Drink Friday - Sweet Tea Mojito

Photograph by Yunhee Kim

Sweet Tea Mojito


Steep 4 or 5 black tea bags,
2 cups turbinado sugar and 2 handfuls of fresh mint in 3 cups simmering water for 5 minutes,
stirring to dissolve the sugar.
Strain into a pitcher;
add the juice of 3 limes,
1 1/2 cups light rum,
1 cup cold water and another handful of mint.
Stir vigorously, crushing the mint with a wooden spoon; chill.
Serve over ice with lime and more mint.

Total Time: 20 Min
Prep Time: 10 Min
Cook Time: 10 Min 

This looks too yummy!! I think I'll have to talk to my mother in-law about making some of these at our next family BBQ :-)

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Start of the Home School Year

Ah, yes the home school year has begun!!  (where's my coffee??)
2012-2013 Eval done, binder in the ready, calender of subjects UP.
*fist pump* we're on a roll!!
(where's my coffee??)
My teenager has hit 11th grade ... AAahahhhhh. But that's quite alright as he's the best kid in the world!! 
He's never given me any grief on assignments and we've been home schooling for 8 years now. 
                                       Wowzers. (where's my coffee??)

We're gearing toward his wants this year, focusing on the career path he's chosen.

*wipes tears* I'm soooooo proud!!

*glances to the side* maybe we can get him out of the house by the time he's 25 

(where's my coffee??) :-) LOL
Ya know -- just because :-)  Ahahahahaha

have a great day all and if you have someone in school - have a great school year!!!!

C. A. Salo
Erotic & Spicy Stories of Romance

Friday, August 16, 2013

Fun Drink Friday - Sparkling Cranberry Quencher

Sparkling Cranberry Quencher

1 orange, cut into wedges
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups cranberry juice
1 liter seltzer
4 ounces vanilla vodka, if desired

In a pitcher add orange wedges and sugar. Muddle until all of the juice has been extracted from the oranges. Add the cranberry juice and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Stir in the seltzer, (and vodka if desired), and pour into glasses filled with ice.

Recipe courtesy Sandra LeeShow: Sandra's Money Saving Meals Episode: Supper SavingsRecipe categories: Vodka, Cranberry, Sugar

Read more at:

I like this, because one, I love cranberry juice :-)
and two, you can add the vodka or not and the drink will still taste yummy :-)

Enjoy and have a great start to the weekend!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Romance Awareness Month

I had NO idea August is National Romance Awareness Month.
Geesshh huh!

So there's still time!! YAY 

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.  
~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Create some romance with the one you love.
* Send a text
* A phone call
* An Email
and my fav...
* In person with a big hug and kiss.

Love is in the air *Sigh*
When love is not madness, it is not love.  
~Pedro Calderon de la Barca

When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer.  
~Author Unknown

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Birthday Celebration & Goodies Given Away...

GUEST BLOGGING over at my friend and fellow author 
Taige Crenshaw's today, it's her BIRTHDAY so she's having a party!!


There's goodies galore being given away over there *YAY*
Including something by me 

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Releasing 09/01/2013

After taking on an evil not seen for thousands of years, Lyken Alpha Evan Roven had his mate and unborn child ripped prematurely from his life.

Now five years later, he' son his own, and his wolf wants to mate again.
The problem, he's chosen a human female who can't even protect herself from an Orc attack.

Evan struggles, holding back his instincts to take Kasey Decker as his mate, and finally gives in to his wolf and himself.
Standing behind her when Kasey learns her family is not what she thought, and she's more than just a mere human.

Kasey's a silver alchemist which could prove deadly to Evan.

Scared she's going to hurt him if she takes silver into her body, Kasey has no choice but to use her gift when they're attacked by a stronger silver alchemist, one set on killing her...Kasey's mother.

Cover Artist: Gemini Judson
Editor: Sara Kent

Friday, August 9, 2013

Fun Drink Friday - w/Grey Goose L'Orange Flavored Vodka

Photo By: Nick Mautone

GREY GOOSE L’Orange® Ginger Carrot

Serves: 1

1 1/2 parts GREY GOOSE® L’Orange Flavored Vodka
1 part fresh carrot juice
1 part fresh orange juice
2 – 3 parts ginger beer


In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first three ingredients. Shake vigorously until the outside of the shaker is frosted and beaded with sweat. Strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Top with ginger beer, stir gently and garnish with a fresh orange slice.

From the Cookbook

I saw this over at The Nest, thought it looked good and ... they say ...

7 Delicious Cocktails That Won’t Make You Fat


YAY, right! 

Have a great Friday everyone!!!!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Happy Hump Day

Ahhh ya know hehehehe.

I guess we could always go with...



Yeah yaaaa know  

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Benjamin Franklin Quote - They who give up...

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, 

deserve neither liberty nor safety.

This was written by Franklin, sometime shortly before February 17, 1775 as part of his notes for a proposition at the Pennsylvania Assembly, as published in  Memoirs of the life and writings of Benjamin Franklin

Friday, August 2, 2013

Fun Drink Friday - Mardi Gras Cocktail

Ok, I love watching Food Network and was watching the other day when Sandra Lee was on with her 'Sandra's Money Saving Meals'. I plan on making the Chicken Jambalaya tonight, it looked that good and I have everything in my pantry.

I love rum and coke, and it looked soooo yummmie while Sandra was making it, so I thought this would be a fun drink to post on my Fun Drink Friday's post, if I have a chance to try it out, I'll post an update 


2 cups pineapple juice
2 cups orange juice
4 maraschino cherries, plus 1/2 cup juice
1/2 orange, cut into 4 slices
4 ounces dark rum, optional


In a pitcher, stir together the pineapple juice, orange juice, and cherry juice. Fill a tall glass with ice, pour over the juice mixture, garnish with a cherry and a slice of orange. For the adults, add 1 ounce dark rum to each drink.

 Of course all rights go to the rightful owners, not this author.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Maria Mitchell - 1st female professional Astronomer

Ok, so you know when you go onto Google and you have to sign in and they have interesting little Google signs that change with peoples birthdays or holidays...well, I found this when I went to sign on this morning and thought it was interesting so I'm sharing it. :-)
have a great day all!!

Maria Mitchell (seated) inside the dome of the Vassar College Observatory 
Maria Mitchell (August 1, 1818 – June 28, 1889) (pron: ma-RY-ah) was an American astronomer, who in 1847, by using a telescope, discovered a comet which as a result became known as "Miss Mitchell's Comet". She won a gold medal prize for her discovery which was presented to her by King Frederick VII of Denmark. The medal said “Not in vain do we watch the setting and rising of the stars”. Mitchell was the first American woman to work as a professional astronomer.

Maria Mitchell was born in NantucketMassachusetts. She was a first cousin four times removed of Benjamin Franklin.[5] She had nine brothers and sisters. Her parents, William Mitchell and Lydia Coleman Mitchell, were Quakers. Maria Mitchell was born into a community unusual for its time in regard to equality for women. Her parents, like other Quakers, valued education and insisted on giving her the same quality of education that boys received. One of the tenets of the Quaker religion was intellectual equality between the sexes. Additionally, Nantucket's importance as a whaling port meant that wives of sailors were left for months and sometimes years to manage affairs while their husbands were at sea, thus fostering an atmosphere of relative independence and equality for the women who called the island home.

She is also known for her famous quotation, "We have a hunger of the mind. We ask for all of the knowledge around us and the more we get, the more we desire.

The above has been gathered from Wikipedia