Wednesday, January 22, 2014

{WWTKW} -- Killing Time

Incognitus Scriptor

1. Are you a football fan? If so, which team are you rooting for?
I am a HUGE football fan. My team is and always will be the New Orleans Saints. However, for the Super Bowl I am cheering for the Broncos because Peyton Manning is from New Orleans and I strongly dislike the Seahawks.
2. What is one movie you could watch over and over and not get tired of?
My favorite movie ever is Gone With the Wind and I could watch that one over and over without a doubt. But, the Twilight series and Sweet Home Alabama are up there too.

3. Are there any books you’ve read lately that you would recommend?
I have gotten into reading a lot for Indie authors lately. Away by B.A. Wolfe, Life's A Cappella by Yessi Smith, A Beautiful Mess by T.K. Leigh, the Love Square Series by Jessica Ingro, the Broken Series by M.L. Stephens, Bare Assets by M.L. Stephens were some of my favorites for 2013.

4. What is currently your favorite song?
Currently, it is probably still Demons by Imagine Dragons.

 5. What’s your favorite way to pass time?
Listen to music, read, write. I am currently writing my first novel under the name C.J. Delessio.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

January Monthly Goals

I think the last time I linked up with monthly goals was in September. :( I seriously let this blog get neglected. I feel horrible about it. But, it's a new month and a new year.

January Goals

1) Read 12 books.
2) Finish SOC 105 with nothing lower than a B.
3) Lose 5 lbs (buy a scale would be a good thing too).
4) Finish writing my WIP #2.
5) Write 20,000 of WIP #1.
5) Save $125 towards Christmas.
6) Write down the traditions I want to start this year.
7) Plan CJ's 4th birthday "party".

Monthly Goals

Welcome 2014!

2013 is now just a memory; 2014 is upon us!

I really try not to make resolutions because we all know I never keep them. Even when I say I am just creating goals, I still fail. But, none the less, here are my goals for 2014:

1) Read 150 books.
2) Publish the two books I am currently writing. Write as much as possible for the other ideas I have.
3) Pass my remaining classes.
4) Not neglect this blog.
5) Lose some weight. (Hey even a pound qualifies as success. Seriously though I am aiming for about
     15 lbs)
6) Begin family traditions.
7) Put money aside for Christmas EVERY week rather than wait until December.

Hopefully, I can get these accomplished. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

50 Completely Random and Useless Things About Moi

I wanted to help any new (or even old) readers learn a little more about me. So here is 50 completely random things about me. 

1. Where were you 3 hours ago?- Probably cleaning. So much fun, huh?

2. Who are you in love with?- My husband.

3. Have you ever eaten a crayon?- Maybe as a kid? I don't remember.

4. Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?- Yarn, pencil box, make up bag, headphones, book, pen, water bottle, the socks on my feet. My favorite color is very obviously pink, right?

5. When is the last time you went to the mall?- March.

6. Are you wearing socks right now?- Yes. See #4.

7. Does your family have a car worth over $2,000?- Yes.

8. When was the last time you drove out of town?- Technically yesterday since everywhere I went was technically out of my city.

9. Have you been to the movies in the last 5 days?- No.

10. Are you hot?- As in temperature? No. As in looks? To me, no. 

11. What was the last thing you had to drink?- Water

12. What are you wearing right now?- Black stretchy pants, black and blue UFC shirt, pink socks.

13. Do you wash your car or let the car wash do it?- Husband washes

14. Last food that you ate?- Pepperoni pizza rolls 

15. Where were you last week at this time?- Right here. Boring life.

16. Have you bought any clothing items in the last week?- No

17. When is the last time you ran?- LOL Too long ago 

18. What's the last sporting event you watched?- Live? Nets @ Hornets game in February. On TV? Watching football and racing today.

19. What is your favorite animal?- Dolphins

20. Your dream vacation?- Italy

21. Last person's house you were in?- My brother's.

22. Worst injury you've ever had? sprained ankle

23. Have you been in love?-Yes

24. Do you miss anyone right now?- Yes. Many of my family that have passed on. 

25. Last play you saw?- I don't think I have ever seen a true play. I saw one that my high school did many, many, many years ago.

26. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?- My a$$? Do you know how long it's been since I have had to lure in someone?

27. What are your plans for tonight?- Clean, blog, write, laundry.

28. Who is the last person you sent a MySpace message or comment?- Seriously? I haven't used Myspace since late 2008! Sheesh!

29. Next trip you are going to take?- Unknown at this time. 

30. Ever go to camp?- Girl Scout camp when I was a kid. 

31. Were you an honor roll student in school?- Yes, in high school.

32. What do you want to know about the future?- Nothing. Prefer not to know.

33. Are you wearing any perfume or cologne?- No

34. Are you due sometime this year for a doctor's visit?- Haven't been since my 6 week check up in 2010.

35. Where is your best friend?- Don't know. Not their secretary.

36. How is your best friend?- Assuming they are fine.

37. Do you have a tan?- No. Just the slight dark skin I naturally have

38. What are you listening to right now?- TV and my kids.

39. Do you collect anything?- Shot glasses, pens. 

40. Who is the biggest gossiper you know? - Not naming names.

41. Last time you got stopped by a cop or pulled over?- Been a long while. 

42. Have you ever drank your soda from a straw?- Yes

43. What does your last text message say?- "COME HERE please" to my brother. Needed a favor. LOL 

44. Do you like hot sauce?- Yep. Tabasco. 

45. Last time you took a shower?- Shower? Forever ago. LOL I don't take showers. I take baths. In that case, this afternoon.

46. Do you need to do laundry?- Yes. Doing it now. 

47. What is your heritage?- 1/4 Italian, the rest is English/American (?) LOL

48. Are you someone's best friend?- I hope so

49. Are you rich?- Financially, no

50. What were you doing at 12AM last night?- Sleeping. LOL

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

September Goals

It's been forever since I've done a monthly goals post. So, as you can imagine with no accountability, I have been doing horrible! I am starting fresh in September!

September Goals
- Time management for my schoolwork as well as the kids' homeschooling
- Write 6,000+ words of novel
- Lose 10 lbs
- Eat better
- Cook at home 6 days a week
- Blog more frequently
- Read 2 non-school related books

Monthly Goals

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Product Review: Lysol® Power & Free™ Multi-Purpose Cleaner and Wipes

Photo Courtesy of BzzAgent

What the Company says about the product:

Powerful cleaning that’s family friendly You clean to help keep your loved ones healthy, so why use cleaning products that require an evacuation of kids and pets from your home? Just to get things gleaming? Lysol® Power & Free™ delivers more cleaning power than bleach on tough grease and soap scum — without the harshness! The cleaners are powered by hydrogen peroxide (which turns into water and oxygen as it attacks tough stains), so you get a pristine home that’s free from harmful fumes and chemical residue.

  • Uses hydrogen peroxide to release thousands of micro-bubbles that penetrate and dissolve tough stains 
  • Requires no gloves, masks or protective eyewear (you don’t even have to open the windows to clean!) 
  • Kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria when used as directed. 
Cleaning is hoping you’re killing germs. Healthing is knowing it. At Lysol®, the company believes in protecting the ones you love, and Healthing is just part of their larger Mission for Health. With new mom programs, healthy habits initiatives in schools and disaster relief efforts, Lysol® is dedicated to doing more for everyone’s health. This mission is fueled by passion and backed by the company’s expertise in killing germs. So when you use Lysol® at home, you’ll know you’re a part of something bigger. For a healthy family and more, visit Lysol.

My Opinion:

 I would show you before and after photos. I really would. But after cleaning with these products, I would be ashamed to after seeing what my cleaners were missing! Suffice to say, my previous cleaners were NOT cutting it! First, the Multi - Purpose Cleaning spray worked fantastic on all my counter and cabinet surfaces as well as my walls. I also loved the citrus fresh smell of the spray. Instead of my kitchen smelling like it's been disinfected, it smelled citrusy. Second, the disinfecting wipes did work great for cleaning fixtures and switches. The only downfall of the wipes is the scent. I was not fond of the Oxygen splash scent. Overall, both products worked perfectly. I like that there are no fumes and gives my home a fresh smell. In fact, I have already bought a couple more bottles of the spray as well as purchased the bathroom products in this line (those reviews to come later).

I give this product ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

** DISCLAIMER: I received both products as well as coupons for products in exchange for an honest review through BzzAgent **

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Book Review: Bare Assets

** Disclaimer: I received a free advance reader e-copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. **

Book: Bare Assets
Author: M.L. Stephens
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2013

     With nothing but shattered dreams and a busted heart to fuel the way, Angela Fletcher drove out of Arkansas and never looked back.
     Six years later, the new and improved version of the girl she used to be steered clear of romance, love and late night promises. The only pillow talk Angela engaged in these days, was making sure the person on the other pillow knew to lose her number as soon as he left the bed. She only had room for one love in her life and that was Bare Assets, the gentleman's club she poured her heart and soul into.
      Dean Murray was the devil in disguise and had left behind enough broken hearted women to populate a small country. Angela would know. She was an expert markswoman who was skillfully self-trained at shooting down the good, the bad and the ugly of all masculine targets. After all, as the owner of the most successful strip club in Dallas, Texas, it was her business to know men.
     Just as she begins to fall for Dean's silky words and passionate ways, her past and present unexpectedly collide and a meticulously planned future turns into unpredictable chaos. Is the smooth talking, denim wearing devil responsible for the chaos? Or have the secrets she left buried in Arkansas, coming back to haunt her?

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My Review:
     I have been a fan of M.L. Stephens since I first read Love You More. When I was given the opportunity to read Bare Assets before release, I jumped on it. And I am glad I did. It is AMAZING. M.L. writing outside her comfort zone was a major success! This is my favorite book by her (thus far). This book was so good that I had to finish it in one sitting. This book had me smiling, angry, and gasping throughout. The characters were well written and it was easy to understand their stories and "bond" with them. The twists and turns in the plot were unpredictable through the entire book. The sexy scenes were sensational and tantalizing. As usual, M.L. distracted me from all that I should be doing and got me tangled up in others' lives. I encourage everyone to read this book and get caught up in the world of Bare Assets!

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About the Author:

I'm always clicking away at the keyboard, but when I'm not, my family, two dogs, and a very peculiar cat keep me on my toes! There's never a boring moment at my desk! Besides my obvious love for coffee and all things caffeinated, I love to travel. The occasional tourist stop is fun, but I'm a back road kind of gal. Take me off the beaten path. I want to meet the ordinary people behind the culture. My crazy family includes a husband, four kids, two grandbabies, two dogs and a cat. That's right. Life is totally insane, and so I write. Speaking of writing, I've been spinning stories around the campfire since I can remember. Poetry was second nature and as a teen and young adult, short stories were constantly being penned. I'm an avid reader who loves almost all genres. Let's face it! A good read is a good read, regardless of whether it takes place in the future, the present, the past or with ghosts.  

Where to find M.L Stephens:

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