Get Crafty With Christmas Papercrafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags, and More!

Can you believe the Christmas season is now upon us? Time just goes so quickly! One of my favorite parts of this time of year is crafting. I love finding books that help make the crafting easier, like this great one called Christmas Papercrafting: Holiday Cards, Gift Tags, and More! There are many great paper crafting activities for you, including: 50 Christmas Greeting Cards 16 Holiday Gift Tags 18 Yuletide Mini-Cards 6 Festive Bookmarks Large & Small Envelope … [Read more...]

‘SEER: The Ghosts of Gray Fable’ by Eli Bloom Book Blast

Fifteen-year-old Grace “Gray” Fable can speak to the dead. When her dad moves from Los Angeles to be with his mysterious girlfriend, Gray must attend notorious Willowbrook High School, the scene of a mass shooting five years earlier. When she meets the ghosts of those who died that tragic day – including the school shooter himself – she must uncover a dark secret to lay the victims to rest, and find peace for their families before it’s too late to stop another tragedy. A YA Supernatural … [Read more...]

Dr. Seuss Bookworm Craft for Kids

Do your children love Dr. Seuss? If so, why not create this Dr. Seuss bookworm craft for kids? You can make your own Dr. Seuss bookworm in just minutes, and when you are done your children will have a fuzzy pal to enjoy their books with. Here is how you can get started creating your own bookworm craft for kids. A Quick and Easy Craft for Kids to Make Reading Fun Supplies Needed: Wooden Craft Stick Assorted Red and Blue Pom Poms Googly Eyes Pipe Cleaners (Your Choice of Color - We … [Read more...]

‘No One Ever Has Sex On a Tuesday’ by Tracy Bloom Guest Post

You can purchase No One Ever Has Sex On a Tuesday by Tracy Bloom: Amazon & Amazon.uk In Tracy Bloom's new romantic comedy, No One Ever Has Sex on a Tuesday, you meet Matthew and Katy.  They have a crazy one night stand after a school reunion.  Afterwards they agree that they won't see each other again.  That is, until they meet again eight months later when the y have to face that fact that Matthew may be the father of Katy's baby! Today Tracy is guest posting right here on Optimistic … [Read more...]

The Vampire’s Gallery by Antoinette M– Review

**WARNING: This review is about an erotic novel.** In Antoinette M--'s new shorter book, The Vampire's Gallery, you meet Maria.  She lives off her friend's sexual encounters until she comes across Jamie, who she meets while doing internet dating.  Jamie invites Maria out for a beer and because she felt like they had a good connection, she invites him to her apartment after the bar.  Guess what he tells her, though?  That he's going to kill her by sucking her blood because he's a vampire.  She … [Read more...]

Tidy Books Kid’s Bookshelf Review & Giveaway

If you are a parent you know that reading is extremely important for your child.  The sooner you start reading to your children, the better.  For us, we started reading to Riley the day we got home.  Our voices soothed her when she was upset.  She is now two (where in the world does the time go??) and she absolutely adores books!  We probably read 10 different books a day on any given day.  Seeing her point at pictures and saying "dog" or "kitty" or if I ask her where Elmo's nose is and she … [Read more...]

Belong to You by Vi Keeland Book Review

 **WARNING: This review is of a book that is an erotic romance.**  If you enjoyed the Fifty Shades of Grey series, then you will more than likely enjoy Belong to You by Vi Keeland.  I actually liked it a lot more, honestly.  I will get to that in a second.  First I want to let you know what the book is even about!   After having to cancel her wedding due to her two-timing fiancee, Sydney heads to her honeymoon that she had already paid for with her friend, Sienna.  Sienna told … [Read more...]

Book Review: ‘Making Piece’ by Beth M. Howard

Dislosure: I received the featured book for free. All opinions are 100% my own I was fortunate enough to receive an ebook copy of Making Piece: A Memoir of Love, Loss and Pie by Beth M. Howard through Net Galley.  Here is the description from Amazon: "You will find my story is a lot like pie, a strawberry-rhubarb pie. It's bitter. It's messy. It's got some sweetness, too. Sometimes the ingredients get added in the wrong order, but it has substance, it will warm your insides, and even … [Read more...]