To kick off Crazed Mind’s 2012 Christmas Gift Guide I wanted to share. Share with you and share my friends. And I am doing this by hosting a $ 100 Gift Card giveaway! I mean what gift is better than friends helping out friends. And gosh, who can not use an extra $ 100 to help out with the Christmas budget?
You see when I first started this blog I had the help of a very good friend, Nessa of Texas Housewife. She spent so much time with me sharing the ins and outs of blogging and social media. Little by little I grew. Then I shared with some of my friends and they did with theirs too. That is how this whole community grows so. We meet others while hopping from blog to blog and before you know it we have been sharing our lives for 3 years now. Well when I first started out every single new follower was the most exciting thing. IT was like Christmas every day. So I wanted to do just that….make Christmas every day for others. So with the help of my friends and then add in the friends they want to support we came up with Friends Paying It Forward. It is really easy. Just meet the following bloggers. Then enter via the Rafflecopter below. We ask that you leave a blog comment here. That you follow the friends via GFC (that is the Christmas part!). Then you can follow also on facebook or twitter if you wish. It will give you extra entries. Oh and of course you can tweet! That is an extra daily entry! On November 1st a winner will be randomly chosen. They will be notified and when they respond within 24 hours they will win $ 100 gift card via pay pal or through the mail with a Visa or Master Card gift card of their choice. The physical gift cards may be broken down into two $ 50 cards.
Children’s book author Lisa Fleming travels the country visiting schools and doing book signings to share her book, Cat and Crow, an Amazing Friendship. It’s the tale of two natural enemies, who become best friends. And, it’s a true story!
A cat and a crow? You might not believe it, unless you saw the video that more than 9 million people have viewed, documenting Cassie the Cat and Moses the Crow’s life together.
More than a decade ago, Wally and Ann Collito of North Attleboro, Mass. discovered the small kitten in their yard one day. Then they noticed a crow, who, remarkably, seemed to be taking care of the kitten, feeding her bugs and worms and watching over her. The Collitos couldn’t believe their eyes.
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Do you have a dog that is under stress or high strung? This may be your answer.
Jennifer White in K9 magazine suggests the use of Arnica supplements for your dog during times of stress. she says that you can give your dog a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana orally at a dose rate of 30C – three doses every four hours for two days. Apparantly Arnica Montana is a very well known remedy and is often used when there is some kind of emotional or physical trauma.
It can also be used for muscle aches, sprains, strains, and injuries. Arnica is sometimes given to patients prior to their coming to surgery for an examination or operation. As always the vet should be told of any drugs your dog has had. Arnica will often result in a calmer dog that settles down quickly and is less anxious ane is especially good for highly strung dogs.
Tragedy strikes on the opening night of the Fall Crafters Fair when a woman is killed in the parking lot of Daisy’s Quilt Shop, and the only material witness is one of Melinda Byer’s boys. The investigation takes a more bizarre turn when detective Shane Black becomes convinced the killer was actually after Callie.
This time it’s a madman loose in the largest crowd of the year, and he’s looking for something or someone. If they can’t figure out what, one of Deborah and Callie’s close circle of friends may be next.
Masked identities, antique quilts with hidden messages, an Amish boy whose handicap makes him stronger, one brave dog, and a possible hidden treasure … this time it’s nonstop action, danger, and a dash of romance.
My first thought was that this is not the typical Amish book for me. I have never read an Amish mystery book but this one had me from the beginning. When little Aaron Byler witnesses the killing in the parking lot of Daisy’s Quilt Shop while he is waiting on his siblings to return from looking for the lost wallet the mystery begins. This book again shows how the Amish community comes together and I mean not only the Amish. Their English friends come together with them at their time of need. There will be everything from murder to hidden treasures to lots of investigating.
While reading this book it will have you looking hard at the book waiting for the next thing to happen and then you will have a sigh of relief and the next moment you will be on the edge of your chair again as you are reading page after page.
I did not realize until after I finished reading this book that is was a part of a series, that is how good this book can stand alone. Now, I need to go and read the rest of the series…..backwards.