I amaze myself sometimes, I really do.

I amaze myself sometimes, I really do.

Someone was asking about the possibilities of having their book trailer included in a countdown timer widget. I got a little curious after that request and started messing around.. and Yes, yes I can do this. I’m quite pleased with the results too. 🙂 Check it out below!!   Would any authors be interested in something like this to display on their site? If so, please let me know! 🙂     Here is one using a video hosted on Facebook. Here is one using a video hosted on Youtube. Here is the same thing but with a video hosted on a server.

Yummy Pasta Salad!

Yummy Pasta Salad!

My brother said he threw this together one day for his wife with stuff that was in the refrigerator. They’ve made it quite a few times since then and this weekend I made it for our 4th of July/Brother’s birthday celebration. It’s so good! Happy Birthday Jerry! I’m sharing your pasta salad with the world because it’s SO DELICIOUS!  🙂   Did you end up making this pasta salad? Did you make any alterations? Let me know in the comments section below! 🙂

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Dessert Bars

If you happen to go to Sexton High School with me, you might remember the delicious peanut butter chocolate dessert bars you could find in the cafeteria. They were AMAZING. The mother of my best friend in high school worked for the school cafeteria and a few years ago she shared the recipe with me. Of course she gave me the original recipe which called for 3 gallons of peanut butter, 6 lbs of butter and 21 pounds of powdered sugar. LMAO. But..she ended up also working out the recipe for a normal sized batch for me. YUM.. Now before I give you the recipe..I just wanted to tell you about my friend’s mom. Her name is Rita and in 2014 she was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. I know for a fact that Rita has done everything she can to kick cancer’s ass. I haven’t seen her lately and I’ve been too afraid to ask Andrea how she’s been doing, but it seems that maybe the end is near. :'( The family set up a gofundme page a few months ago to help with the costs of Rita’s medical treatments, and now they will need help with the funeral costs when the time comes. If you can spare a few dollars to help this wonderful family out through this hard time, that would be great. Please share this post with everyone you can and GO MAKE THESE DELICIOUS DESSERT BARS in honor of Rita. Thank you so much!    

What the….

What the….

After watching Grey’s Anatomy last night I may just be done. As Meredith has been known to say…. SERIOUSLY? Ok, can someone please tell me WHY MEREDITH DID NOT CALL DEREK’S SISTER, who you guys all know is also a Neurosurgeon, and have her come up to the hospital for Derek’s last few minutes..Not only that but MAYBE as a second opinion? I don’t give two shits if Patrick Dempsey wanted out of the show or not, that would have made it seem more .. I don’t know, realistic maybe? WHAT IS MEREDITH GOING TO DO? What the hell is going on with the show? Is it going to be renewed for a 12th season? WHY? Why couldn’t Shonda ended the show now and give Meredith & Derek a HEA. Ugh, so many questions. Also, is Meredith going to go back to being dark & twisty now that she like seriously doesn’t have her PEOPLE anymore? The only person left is KAREV. Cristina better come to the funeral if she’s still Meredith’s person. She can totally make a guest appearance for that. I also think it’d be nice to see Izzy too..because you know…Derek saved her life at one time. Ah well, we shall see what happens…

Countdown Timer for Stay With Me by J. Lynn

Countdown Timer for Stay With Me by J. Lynn

In a little over 2 months the 3rd book in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s WAIT FOR YOU series, Stay With Me, will be released! We’re always counting down to the release date for our favorite books over at my book blog, MEReadALOT, especially anything written by JLA! Here is the newest Countdown Timer I’ve made for Stay With Me! Please feel free to steal it and put it on your own book blog! 😉 That’s not the only countdown timer we have up right now! Please feel free to check out our site to see what else we’ve got you can steal. 😉

I’ve taken up making Flash Countdown widgets.

Recently I discovered a website that a lot of authors use to make countdown widgets for their upcoming books will be put to rest this spring. I’ve decided since that was happening that I needed to figure out how to make my own countdown widgets..AND I HAVE ALMOST succeeded. I’ve got some working countdowns now, but I am currently trying to find a way to make them even better.. But for now here is what I’ve got made so far! Please feel free to grab them for your own site. 🙂 To see what other countdown timers I have up & running, please check out my book blog here.

I’ve seen a million rocks and I’ve faced them all at Rock City.

I’ve seen a million rocks and I’ve faced them all at Rock City.

Actually I don’t know if there’s a million rocks or not, but I sure did face them giant rock formations that makes up Rock City on Lookout Mountain in Georgia.  Lover’s Leap had breathtaking views of Tennessee and Georgia and I was able to capture photos of that view. I also took pictures while I leisurely strolled through the rest of  Rock City.   

Great balls of Pizza!

Great balls of Pizza!

I used this recipe that I found on Pinterest the other night and made PIZZA BALLS. They were amazing! I did alter the recipe a bit, because who puts Co-Jack cheese on a pizza? NOT ME. Mozzarella is where it’s at. 🙂 I also used Pillsbury Grands biscuits as well. Next time I make these I’m going to try it with actual pizza dough and see how they turn out. But the Pillsbury biscuits were good and EASY! **Note: Adapted from the recipe located here: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/32440059789480080/

Bacon Bread Recipe

Bacon Bread Recipe

Someone posted this on facebook and tagged me because they know that I’m a huge fan of bacon. I mean, WHO ISN’T A HUGE FAN OF BACON?! 🙂 Anyways, this is a recipe I need to try ASAP. Though, I might make this with Cheddar Cheese rather than Mozzarella. If I use mozzarella cheese I will have to put pepperoni on this as well..and then it’ll be pizza bread and not Bacon Bread. Maybe, I’ll make one of each. ;D