Friday, July 22, 2016

The Wild Rose Press Blog Hop! #giveaway #kindlefire #Rafflecopter My #PINK summer tricks!

I'm super excited to join my fellow Roses for a GREAT Blog Hop and GIVEAWAY this summer!

I just threw a baby shower for my friend Melissa who is having a baby girl this Winter and went ALL IN on the pink decorations! (Melissa is on the left) - don't these two look absolutely ravishing?!?

So my 11 year old who is obsessed with DIY everything did some Pinterest research and helped me out  A LOT with the pink theme. We bought a cute onesie and had everyone sign it:

My favorite was these mason drinking jars with cute daisy cut out lids and straws I got from Amazon. I filled them with pink lemonade and Sprite - so cute and what a hit!

Add in a plate of pink cookies, pink covered strawberries, pink goldfish (who knew!) and there you have it. I also made pink POPCORN - super cute. I used the pink candy melts from JoAnne Fabrics to coat the popcorn and dip the strawberries:

My daughter also dressed up the straws for the pink cake:

Last but not least, we covered Hershey's bars in pink wrapping paper and cut out the SHE and gave it a little ribbon....what do you think?

So there you have it - your pink summer hacks for a baby shower or for just a girlie afternoon with your friends! Leave a comment and you'll be entered to win a book of choice by yours truly!

Have a GREAT rest of your summer and HOP ALONG and enjoy the rest of the blog hop brought to you by my awesome publisher...The Wild Rose Press!!!


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Monday, February 22, 2016

WI Author Festival - Author Spotlight Susan Baganz

Another amazing author coming to West Allis Library event on March 19th, 2016 at 1:00pm -

Today's spotlight is on: Susan Baganz

Susan M. Baganz chases after three Hobbits, and is a native of Wisconsin. She is an Acquisitions Editor with Prism Book Group, specializing in bringing great romance novels and novellas to publication. Susan writes adventurous historical and contemporary romances with a biblical world-view.

She has written Pesto & Potholes and Salsa & Speedbumps, the first two books in her contemporary romance series. Feta & Freeways is due out later this year. She is also the author of Fragile Blessings, a historical novella. 

Susan speaks, teaches, and encourages others to follow God in being all He has created them to be. With her seminary degree in counseling psychology, a background in the field of mental health, and years serving in church ministry, she understands the complexities and pain of life as well as its craziness. She serves behind-the-scenes in various capacities at her church. Her favorite pastimes are lazy…snuggling with her dog while reading a good book, or sitting with a friend chatting over a cup of spiced chai latte.
You can learn more by following her blog, her Twitter feed @susanbaganz or her fan page,

Sunday, February 21, 2016

WI Author Festival - Author Spotlight Kelley Lynn

Another amazing author coming to West Allis Library event on March 19th, 2016 at 1:00pm -

Today's spotlight is on: Kelley Lynn

Eventually the day came when the voices in Kelley Lynn’s head were more insistent then her engineering professor’s. So instead of turning to her Thermodynamics book, Kelley brought up a blank page on her computer and wrote. Somewhere along the way she became a young adult author. 

Kelley's enjoyed working with Bloomsbury Spark (ROAD TO SOMEWHERE and ONE WISH AWAY) as well as publishing work on her own (THE FRACTION SERIES).

 Feel free to hang out with Kelley at her Facebook Page or see what she's tweeting about. (@KelleyLynn1) She loves to get feedback  on her work through

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Latest Article for Spine Heath

 So the name of my blog is Quill or PILL and for a while I did great doing pharmacy posts, but my fiction writing sort of took over....until recently!

I am now an official author for Spine Health and Arthritis Health and I'm so happy to share my latest article on Narcotic Pain Meds for Spine Health - please share!

Narcotic Pain Medications: Narcotic pain medications have a dissociative effect that helps patients manage their pain - it doesn't deaden the pain. This article provides an overview of narcotic agents, including Codeine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, and others.

WI Author Festival - Author Spotlight - Neil Panosian

I'm going to start spotlighting all the amazing authors coming to West Allis Library event on March 19th, 2016 at 1:00pm -

Today's spotlight is on Neil Panosian:

My name is Neil Panosian. I am very excited to be a part of the Wisconsin Author Festival.

Neil Panosian is a Postal worker, bartender, DJ and blog writer with over 20 years of customer service experience. In 2005 Neil was presented with a series of challenges both personal and professional. That propelled him to begin his quest to discover the secrets to reducing the stress in our lives while increasing the joy, especially in the face of many of the challenges life can present us with. He began to share his decade long research on his blog at in 2012. The following year he took the best of what he had learned and wrote A Happy Life for Busy People. Neil currently resides in West Allis Wisconsin with his beautiful lady Margie, a specialty cake designer. Together they draw creative inspiration from each other. He is currently working on his next book which will bring to life more secrets on how we can all turn the life we have into the life we love. In addition Neil has begun giving live seminars teaching people in person the very secrets his books reveal.