Rachel Hauck Fires Up the Romance with “A Brush with Love” Kindle Giveaway!

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December has been a crazy, but good month, filled with lots of joy and happiness and a few not-so-wonderful things, but if you missed my posts, it’s just because I took some time to just be.  Blogging is a great thing, but real life takes precedence.  I hope you all had a great Christmas and are enjoying 2015.  I have thought through some “resolutions” of sorts (not always liking that word when it comes to this time of the year), and I will share them in another post.  But this evening I want to share a giveaway associated with a new book by Rachel Hauck (I will have my personal review of the book up later this month).

“Fire” up the romance in the new year with Rachel Hauck‘s newest book, A Brush with Love, by entering her Kindle Fire giveaway! And be sure to catch a sneak peek of the soon-to-be-released How to Catch a Prince!


One grand prize winner will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire
  • A Brush with Love by Rachel Hauck

Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway only runs for a week, 12/30 – 1/5. Winner will be announced January 6th on Rachel’s blog.



Friday after Thanksgiving


I hope everyone here in the US had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.  I spent it with lots of family, ate way too much food, and just thoroughly enjoyed the day.  I know we should be thankful every single day, but I am so glad there is a national holiday set aside for us to acknowledge and remember our blessings.  One thing I am thankful for, as the days get colder and the urge to hibernate and nest gets stronger, is home baked bread.  Is there really anything quite like the taste, texture, smell and yumminess?!  Following Trim Healthy Mama, bread is not banished from my diet, but it is something to watch out for and make sure I’m eating it an E setting so I can continue to lose weight.  Also, bread that is sprouted is even better, is better for digestion, and has more nutrients our bodies can use.one degree organic

So what else to do when it’s chilly outside and the urge to bake strikes?  Get out some sprouted spelt and whip up a loaf of bread, that’s what!  This flour from One Degree Organics was so easy to work with.  I found the recipe straight off their website and followed it to a T.  I made it in a bread machine, and it literally took me about 3 minutes to be done and let the bread machine do the rest.  DSC06662

I got to enjoy the rest of my day while inhaling the yeasty baking smell.  It came out nice and lightly crispy crusted, but soft inside.  It was also very good toasted up the next day with some chicken salad and cucumbers! (chicken, Greek yogurt, a small spoon of Miracle Whip, salt/pepper)DSC06664

There are so many possibilities with this recipe I’m seeing… maybe a cinnamon swirl version or an orange spice version or maybe something savory like a sage and garlic version.

Next up to try will be their sprouted whole wheat flour…I’m thinking perhaps stuffed crust pizza dough?  Stay tuned! :)

Oh, and no, I wasn’t a Black Friday crazy this year. ;)

*Flour was sent in exchange for an honest review.

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