Well the weather outside is frightful….

Hello everyone. I haven’t posted much lately. I’ve been working like crazy and getting ready for Christmas. And this weather is nuts! One day it’s sunny and the next, it’s below freezing.

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We just got our first snow last night here in Arkansas. Some worse than others. But besides the ton of snow (ha ha ha-we just got a dusting), the temperatures are sooooo cold. Brrrrr.

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Everyone stay warm and have a Merry Christmas from my family to yours!!

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HAPPY V-DAY!!!

Good morning everyone. Today is Valentine’s Day!

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The OFFICIAL Day of love.

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First, I want to say: Why only show love ONE day a year? It SHOULD be everyday.  Come on people, life is too short to tell those you love how you feel.  Tell them NOW!!

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There, now that I got that out of my system, I will move on. 😌

I know a lot of people go all out all out buying gifts

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For women, gifts tend to be:

FLOWERS

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CHOCOLATE

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JEWELRY

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OR A ROMANTIC DINNER

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For men, the gifts usually include things like:

TIES

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WATCHES

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OR SPORTS TICKETS

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But whether the gifts are super expensive

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Or maybe not so expensive

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They are given with love.

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So for this Valentine’s Day, spend it with the ones you love

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and take a moment and give them a hug

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Because after all, it’s Valentine’s Day

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HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!! Enjoy!!

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Christmas, Christmas Time Is Here!

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Hi everybody. It’s only 4 days til Christmas. My how the time has flown. It’s a little unbelievable.

But in spite of that, have you got your tree up?

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How about the decorations?

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Stockings strung up with care?

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Christmas wreath on the door?

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And don’t forget the mistletoe!

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And of course a question everyone always asks: “Have you got your shopping done yet?”

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For some, Christmas is all about religion:

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For others, it’s the  magic of a child opening a present:

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And singing Christmas songs to spead the joy of the holidays:

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Regardless of how you will be celebrating this season,  in the end, one thing we can all agree on, it’s all about spending time with those you love:

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So, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from my family to yours! Enjoy!

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LET’S GET DECORATING!!

Hi everybody. Well the Christmas season is upon us. You know what that means. Holiday decorating!!

Who doesn’t love to decorate their house, making it all cheery and bright? And the tree….oh boy. So many ways to make it come alive!

For those that love to decorate but want a little something different and unique for your Christmas tree this year, have I got just the thing for you!!

CUSTOM CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS!!

Made by hand, these ornaments are available in any pattern you want.  From your favorite colors to your favorite sports team and even your kid’s favorite movie and much, much more, these are just the thing to personalize your Christmas tree this year! 

**ITEMS BELOW ARE ONLY A SAMPLE OF DESIGNS AVAILABLE. (FRONT AND BACK IF EACH ITEM ARE SHOWN.)

*Taking orders now. Please allow 1 week to create.
**(DESIGNS ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS)**

*Shipping rates will apply.

*If interested, please contact me by e-mailing at the address below.

DeasonDozier13011@yahoo.com

OLAF FRONT:

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OLAF BACK:

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OKLAHOMA SOONERS FRONT AND BACK  ( IN WHITE):

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OKLAHOMA SOONERS FRONT AND BACK (IN RED):

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ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS FRONT (IN WHITE):

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ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BACK (IN WHITE):

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ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS FRONT (IN RED):

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ARKANSAS RAZORBACKS BACK (IN RED):

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So if you want a Christmas tree that reflects you and your personal style, order today!!

FOR ORDERS, PLEASE CONTACT AMY AT:

DeasonDozier13011@yahoo.com

ANYONE WANT TO PARTY?

HI EVERYONE! ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HAVING A GOOD TIME?  THEN BE SURE TO STOP BY AND HAVE FUN WITH US!!

8 EXTREMELY TALENTED AUTHORS ARE GOING TO BE FACEBOOK ON NOVEMBER 19th, 2015 TO CELEBRATE THE UPCOMING RELEASE OF THEIR STEAMY CHRISTMAS  BOOK, SIZZLE IN THE SNOW.  THERE ARE GOING TO BE PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW  AND ZIP RIGHT OVER FOR MORE DETAILS!!  HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE. ENJOY!!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1644447602494312/

8 Stories That Will Heat Up Your Christmas

Hello all! Well it’s official. The Soul Mate Christmas Anthology is coming together nicely. 8 exceptional authors, myself included, have written some deliciously hot Christmas themed romances. And they are all rolled into one super book that will be available soon. Here is a list of the authors in alphabetical order:

1. Beth Carter    

2. Amy Deason

3. Crystal Firsdon

4. C.D. Hersh

5. Kim Hotzon

6. Ryan Jo Summers

7. Tina Susedik 

8. Cheryl Yeko

And here is the amazing cover…

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Pretty hot isn’t it?  🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥

And for an extra bonus, I’m including the link for the book trailer. Please take a moment to click on it and check it out. Enjoy!


 

Christmas is coming…

Hi everyone! Ready or not, the countdown to Christmas is on. 🎄🎅  🎁  But who says that the holiday season has to be cold? 💨 ⛄ If you are looking for a little ‘sizzle’ to your holiday Christmas list, 📚 then get ready for a soon to be released anthology filled with holiday cheer 🎉, love 💖, and more than a little heat. 🔥🔥🔥

 
SIZZLE IN THE SNOW:                                SOUL MATE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION

 

Eight steamy romance stories featuring eight Soul Mate Publishing authors . . .
This Christmas season, Soul Mate Publishing and editor, Char Chaffin present Sizzle In The Snow: A Soul Mate Christmas Collection, an anthology which will soon be available on Amazon and Soul Mate Publishing. The featured authors and their stories include:

• Beth Carter  http://bethcarter.com/, Santa Baby

• Amy Deason https://amydeason.wordpress.com/, Second Chances: A Christmas Story

• Crystal Firsdon http://crystalfirsdon.com/, ‘Twas the Crazy Night Before Christmas

• CD Hersh https://cdhersh.wordpress.com/, Kissing Santa

• Kim Hotzon http://kimhotzon.com/, The Snow Bird

• Ryan Jo Summers http://www.ryanjosummers.com/, Tamed by Christmas

• Tina Susedik http://www.tinasusedik.com/, Operation Santa

• Cheryl Yeko http://www.cherylyeko.com/, Christmas Eve Surprise

Get ready as we unveil new surprises with each newsletter, coming every ten days!

Check your inbox for each newsletter; inside you’ll find:
• great new recipes, tested and approved by the authors

• a sneak peek inside the favorite Christmas memories of each author

decorating tips for the holidays

• homemade, DIY craft ideas. As the weather gets colder, spend an afternoon getting into the spirit of the season with your own homemade crafts! We’ll be featuring plenty of ideas to keep you entertained.

• an excerpt from each of our featured anthology stories

• a personalized Christmas card from the authors

• links to favorite holiday songs

• festive Christmas cocktails

Of course, as authors we love our readers, and we couldn’t pass up an opportunity to offer swag, free books, a grand prize and a personalized Christmas card from each author! Follow and join the author’s blogs!

We’ll be sending out newsletters beginning October 5th! Don’t miss our upcoming Facebook launch party with tons of goodies to give away! We’ll be announcing the date on the authors’ blogs, so stop by for a sneak peek of this wonderful collection!

Thankfully Good Deviled Eggs

The Best Deviled Eggs – These really are the Best Deviled Eggs. A dash of cayenne pepper makes them exceptionally devilish, too.

INGREDIENTS

1 Dozen hard boiled eggs, cut in half lengthwise

3 Tbsp. Light Sour Cream

3 Tbsp. Light Mayo Reduced Fat Mayonnaise

1 Tbsp.  Sweet Pickle Relish

1Tbsp.  Dijon Mustard

1/8tsp.  ground red pepper (cayenne)

DIRECTIONS:

Mash egg yolks in medium bowl with fork.

Add sour cream, mayo, relish, and mustard. Mix well.

Spoon into centers of whites, sprinkle with pepper.

Special Extra

Garnish with fresh dill.
How to Easily Fill the Egg White Halves
Spoon egg yolk mixture into small resealable plastic bag. Cut small corner from bottom of bag; use to pipe filling into egg white halves.

Banana Pudding…YUM!

I love banana pudding. Its sweet and delicious and so simple to make.

 

The Best Banana Pudding

Ingredients
  • 2 bags Vanilla Wafers
  • 6 to 8 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (5 oz.) box French Vanilla pudding
  • 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12 oz.) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream
Instructions
  1. Line the bottom of a 13×9 inch inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
  2. In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer.
  3. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth.
  4. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.
  5. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
  6. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies.
  7. Refrigerate until ready to serve!

 

The Cheesiest Mac n Cheese

I am always in search of great mac n cheese. I found this recipe and tried it. Absolutely incredible. A must add to your holiday dinner or anytime!

Pressure cooker mac and cheese. I just gained 5 pounds looking at this...but ooohhhh man it looks good :)

  • 2 lbs macaroni
  • 20 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated (don’t use the preshredded)
  • 20 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, freshly grated (don’t use the preshredded)
  • 2 lbs velveeta, cubed
  • 2 1/2 cups milk (use whole for this or 2%. There is really no use using skim or 1%. I mean… really… with all the cheese?)
  • 4 eggs, well beaten
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook your pasta, drain well and set aside.
  2. While it’s cooking, combine your cheddar and monterey jack cheeses in a large bowl. Set aside.
  3. Pour your milk into a medium, preferably non stick, pot. Over medium heat, bring the milk to a simmer.
  4. Add in the velveeta cheese and stir constantly until smooth and completely melted.
  5. Take about 1/2 cup of the hot milk/cheese mixture and SLOWLY drizzle it into the bowl of beaten eggs, whisking with a fork constantly. When you have it all tempered, slowly pour the egg mixture back into the milk mixture, again stirring constantly.
  6. Butter a 3 quart baking dish and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Don’t use a smaller one… this makes a LOT of mac and cheese. Pour half of the pasta into the dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and layer the sliced butter all over the top.
  7. Sprinkle half of the cheddar/jack cheese mixture over the top of the pasta, then pour half of the hot milk/cheese mixture over the top. Repeat this layering one more time.
  8. Bake at 350 until mac and cheese is bubbly and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.