Lucky You Giveaway Hop – Simply Earth Essential Oils

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Welcome to the Lucky You Giveaway Hop on I’m so excited you’re here. I recently got a new logo. What to you think?

If you already follow my blog then you know I’ve been talking up Simply Earth essential oils and for good reason. Simply Earth is 100% pure therapeutic grade essential oil. It’s a smaller essential oil company out of Wisconsin.

Why choose Simply Earth when there are other, bigger essential oil companies out there?

A lot of reasons.

  • 100% pure and simple oils
  • Much more affordable than those bigger companies
  • NOT an MLM, which is one reason the cost can be less
  • 13% of their profits go to charities that help victims of human trafficking
  • Customer support is awesome

I can tell you that I was part of an MLM essential oil company before this. I got a sampling of Simply Earth products about 2 years ago to review on my blog and realized the quality was on par and in some cases better than the MLM company I was working with that was charging a lot more money.

Understand I am not putting down those MLM companies. They really do have high quality oils. But when I can get the same quality oils for less, I’m all for it.

Simply Earth offers: single oils, blends, carrier oils, aromatherapy jewelry, diffusers, and more. Whether essential oils are already part of your daily life or you’ve been curious about essential oils but haven’t quite tried it they have products for you.

One product that really stands out is their monthly essential oil subscription box. Each month you’ll get 3-4 full size oils, recipes to use the oils you received, tools to help you create the recipes, and labels for you.

I have a few unboxing videos available on my youtube channel for Simply Earth Essential Oil recipe boxes too!

These boxes are a huge value for the money, they’re a great way to learn how to use the essential oils, try new oils you may not have tried before, build your essential oil recipes collection, and build your essential oil collection in general.

Plus if you decide to subscribe, use code: ANGELABEECHANFREE to get a free $20 gift card to use on the site for anything you want. I used mine to get a wooden storage box.

If you’re used to using the blends from other companies they have a nice comparison chart to show you which Simply Earth essential oils you can use instead. In fact, Simply Earth offers more blends than the other companies. Check out the Simply Earth comparison chart here.

Another helpful resource is the Essential Oils for Beginners book they offer. It’s a great pocket book to see which oils are good for different things, what ages they are appropriate for, If they’re safe to use during pregnancy and more. It even include several recipes and dilution rates. Best of all, the book is only $5!

I keep seeing Simply Earth popping up more and more. I want to give you a chance to try it too.

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1 US based Luv Saving Money reader will win an Essential Oil for Beginners book and a 2 sample sizes of essential oils .

Lucky You Hop: Simply Earth

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Adventures with Annabelle and Maisie Book Tour & Giveaway

The Day Annabelle Was Bitten By a Doodlebug
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children’s Rhyming Picture Book
When pre- schooler Annabelle awakens one morning,
she has a strange urge to start doodling.
She calls for paper and pen and begins doodling continuously, unable to stop—
even for meals! Her concerned parents take her to the doctor, who discovers a doodlebug bite on her neck.
He assures them her doodling urges will end when the bite fades away.
Annabelle gets so good at doodling she opens a shop to sell her work and even travels the world to share her art.
Then one day the bite fades and so do her uncontrollable urges.
The Day Maisie and Annabelle Got the Giggles
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children’s Rhyming Picture Book
After sisters Annabelle and Maisie meet the gigglepuss outside on the trampoline, they suddenly can’t stop giggling. Their dad has a hard time believing they met a gigglepuss, calling it “mythical nonsense.” But as time passes and they giggle harder and harder, there’s no choice but to take them to the doctor, who provides an unpleasant but effective remedy. Wonder who else in the family will encounter that rascally gigglepuss?
The Day Maisie Picked a Daisy
by Julie Wenzlick
Genre: Children’s Rhyming Picture Book
When big sister Annabelle decides to go against Mom’s rules and take little sister Maisie Grace for a ride in her pink Barbie Corvette, she has no idea of the adventure that lies ahead! Join these wandering sisters as they explore Miss Millie’s garden and fail to obey the sign: Do NOT pick the Daisies! What will happen when Maisie unknowingly plucks one daisy from the garden?
Julie Wenzlick is a retired English teacher who loves to rhyme. She began writing poems and stories in second grade, and she loves to share her books with elementary students in hopes of inspiring them to write their own stories. Three of her books were inspired by her granddaughters Annabelle and Maisie. She often gets the question from her young audiences, “Did this REALLY happen?” Her book “The Day Annabelle was Bitten by a Doodlebug” was chosen as Honorable Mention in the Writer’s Digest Children’s Book category for 2017. Julie, who also writes songs to go with her books, produced her original full-length musical comedy “Singles File,” in the early 90s at three venues. You can find out more about her at
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Art of Love Book Tour & Giveaway

Art of Love
by Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Never get involved with a man who is competing for the same job as you.
It’s a bad idea. Obviously…
And no, not even if the man is a complete dead ringer for Brad Pitt/Thor.
No, not even if he’s an irresistible, charming sex god with his panty-melting smile and the sexy James Bond English accent to sweep you off your feet.
Off Limits.
That’s what that guy is.
Off! Limits!
And trouble.
When I first met Hunter Kane I knew he was trouble.
It all began in a bar on a night we should have had one-night stand. The kind that blows your mind, except I couldn’t remember what happened.
Then I was convinced my eyes were screwing with me when he walked in for the same interview as me.
Then we got drafted into this competition for the same job.
That made him my rival.
The one man I shouldn’t have…
He’s is the one man I can’t forget.
It’s a bad idea to get involved.
But the temptation of this man is too strong to resist, and my body keeps betraying me.
I know one day it will blow up in my face.
I even know what day that will be.
We both have to choose.
The job, or each other…
Then wanting him will be the least of my problems.
Khardine Gray is a contemporary romance author who lives in England with her husband, two kids, and three crazy ferrets.
She is well traveled, cultured, and a woman with a passion for dancing and ice skating.
When not writing you can catch her shopping, indulging on pizza and hot chocolate, or hanging out with her family and friends.
No need to spend money on an airline ticket. Simply pick up one of Khardine’s books to become immersed in the fascinating stories and characters she creates.

I opened my eyes and swore I must have drifted into a dream because my gaze landed on Brad
Pitt walking into the bar.
Brad Pitt as in Legends of the Fall Brad Pitt, with the shoulder-length sleek blond hair parted on
the side and tucked behind his ear and the beard. Jesus, the beard that was neatly trimmed and
full-on sexy.
My eyes widened, and I blinked several times taking in the full vision of him.
Muscles pressed against the thin white cotton shirt he wore with the sleeves rolled up his thick
forearms. I could see the hint of a Celtic swirl snaking up his right arm, disappearing under the
fabric and reappearing at the base of his neck.
He was tall, tall and powerful looking, and just gorgeous.
Deliciously gorgeous.
Delicious? God, I was already losing my mind. And I was still staring.
He clocked on to me, zoomed in with a keen stare, but I looked away quickly, pretty certain that
I was in no state to attract any form of attention today.
Not that I thought I’d attract his attention anyway.
Brad Pitt? No, couldn’t have been. Sure, we were in L.A., but Brad Pitt hadn’t looked like that in
years. Legends of the Fall was a 1994 film I watched with Mom over a hundred times right from
the ages of seven to eleven. Enough to know the film word for word and develop an unhealthy
obsession with the actor and watch every single film he starred in. I also knew enough to know
that guy, although a pretty darn good dead ringer for Brad, was not him, because the last time
Brad Pitt probably sported that look with the long hair was when he did Troy back in 2004.
This was 2016. Many years had passed since, and while I still thought he was the best-looking
guy in the world, this guy here in the Fish Tale bar was a real blast from the past.
At least he made me forget my worries for all of two minutes.
“Can I have another one, please, and a bottle of red wine?” I asked my bartender friend as he
walked by.
“Sure thing.” He looked concerned now but nodded and went to get my drink.
He came back with the original cocktail glass, which held the martini and a bottle of red wine. I
downed the martini straight away and got that buzz in my brain I was searching for. It made my
skin sparkle like someone threw fairy dust on me.
I was about to open the bottle of wine when someone came up beside me. Too close. I turned
to look at the person and scowl, but as I looked up, all thoughts of scowling vanished from my
Mr. Brad Pitt look-alike beamed down at me with sharp blue, blue eyes that reminded me of the
sky in that in-between phase before nightfall. It was a dark blue like that, and against his blond
hair his eyes were striking and almost otherworldly.
“My lady, going to drink that by yourself?” he asked in a rich English accent that stole my breath
away, and all I could do was stare. I think that maybe I was drooling too, but I wasn’t sure.
There was a good chance I was, to my embarrassment, but my brain had turned to soup and
wasn’t able to function enough to care.
His lips arched into a smooth, sexy smile. “Want some company?” he added.
I nodded slowly. Thank God, I wasn’t stupid enough to turn him down.

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Free Samples and Freebies List: Feb 24, 2019

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Detonation Event Book Tour & Giveaway

Detonation Event
Mars Wars #1
by John Andrew Karr
Genre: Science Fiction
Pub Date: 2/5/19
For decades the Space Consortium of America has searched for new ways to harvest resources beyond an increasingly depleted Earth. The ultimate plan is about to be ignited. So is the ultimate threat to humankind. . .
Detonation Event
Battle-hardened Captain Ry Devans and his crew of the Mars Orbiting Station-1 are part of a bold plan: resurrect the once-active molten cores of the Red Planet with synchronized thermonuclear explosions, and terraform the hell out of that iron-oxide rock for future generations. It’ll change history. So will the strands of carbon-based Martian cells that have hitched a ride on the ship.
Dr. Karen Wagner knows the microbes’ resistance to virus is incredible. It’s the unknowable that’s dicey. Her orders: blow them into space. But orders can be undermined. Two vials have been stolen and sent hurtling toward the biosphere. For Devans and Wagner, ferreting out the saboteurs on board is only the beginning. Because there are more of them back on Earth—an army of radical eco-terrorists anxious to create a New World Order with a catastrophic gift from Mars.
Now, one-hundred-and-forty-million miles away from home, Devans is feeling expendable, betrayed, a little adrift, and a lot wild-eyed. But space madness could be his salvation—and Earth’s. He has a plan. And he’ll have to be crazy to make it work.
Detonation Event starts with the unusual proposition that the greatest difficulty in terraforming Mars will be not geophysics but Earth politics–rising quickly to open warfare. Interesting and intelligent.” –Dave Drake Author of Hammer’s Slammers
John Andrew Karr writes of the strange and spectacular. He enjoys creating fantasy, paranormal, horror, and science fiction, having self-published novels in all these genres. He’s a North Carolina resident, IT worker, and all-around family guy.

2228 AD
The abyss and its twin gape at the Martian sky as if aware of the pain to come.
One in daylight, the other night, they disrupt a global desert. The tunnels thrust to the very heart of the
planet, as if the God of War had twice speared his namesake and wrought its demise. Mars was never a
kind deity, and while he is no longer capable of violence, his blood-colored world remains just as hostile
to life.
Here the sun rises and sets without mortality to mark the passage of time. The thin air constricts no
lungs. The cold bites neither flesh nor frond. Beds of ancient waterways gather dust, indistinguishable
from surrounding barrens. Volcanoes stand as slowly withering ghosts. The underground reservoirs that
once supplied them with magma cooled to rock millennia ago. Deeper still, the once-molten outer core
endured the same fate, entombing the mass of solid iron, nickel, and sulfur that had been its heat
source: the radioactive inner core. Both are cold now, and there is no geologic activity throughout the
entire planet.
Mars orbits the sun—half again beyond Earth’s orbit—as a rocky corpse.
But perhaps not eternally doomed.
The tunnels are the first phase of a mission where the odds are seemingly light years long and without
historical precedent. Even if the mission is initially successful, the duration is unknown. Something killed
Mars before and can do it again. But a chance at life has arrived where there was none. An opportunity
to restore the vibrancy of the planet’s youth, now only hinted at with subterranean ice and mysterious
impressions upon the withered husk of the surface.
In its first billion years, the red planet may not have appeared red at all, but purple or even blue like
Earth, depending on the ratio of breathable air to iron oxide particles spewed from volcanoes and lifted
by wind from mountains and deserts. Surface water existed in the form of streams and lakes and
perhaps even seas. Clouds of water vapor circled the globe. Lightning flashed and thunder boomed.
Rain fell on Mars.
And it was no coincidence that the planetary cores were active and “alive.”
Radioactive heat loss and convective currents of magma produced a magnetic field that bound the
atmosphere to the planet in a geologic dynamo, the like of which still functions on Earth.
What killed Mars?

Perhaps its smaller size limited the amount of radioactive supply, and it simply ran out of energy. Or
massive impact with an asteroid ejected the charged particles out to space. Whatever the case, death
arrived soon after the Martian inner core went cold. Having lost its heat source, the molten outer core
turned to stone as if succumbing to the Hydra’s gaze. The dynamo failed and its magnetism all but
vanished. Gravity alone was too weak to hold the atmosphere. Air and water molecules escaped into
space. Without a magnetic shield and atmosphere to deflect them, solar winds and radiation further
stripped the surface dry.
Mars lost the means to support life beyond a microbial level.
Now temperature fluctuations spawn the only weather events. Night and polar regions regularly plunge
two hundred degrees below zero Fahrenheit; cold enough to freeze its most abundant gas—carbon
dioxide—into dry ice, though at times the equator at full sun can reach as high as sixty degrees. Far less
drastic temperature swings combine with the weak gravity in a near vacuum to spawn frequent dust
storms. The greater the temperature difference, the larger the storm.
Dust, prevalent everywhere, is lifted rather than scoured from the surface. Storms of it can be
monstrous, at times engulfing the entire planet except for the gargantuan Olympus Mons. Far more
common are the dust devils that waltz through a desolate Hell.
Some of the rust-hued particles fall into the open maws and down the tunnels.
No twists or turns arrest their journey. They gain no purchase along laser-bonded walls. Down they drift
like mineral snowfall, passing signal relays at every mile. The dust falls for weeks toward the core.
Recent inductees will never reach bottom before Detonation Event.
Electronic relays form a spiral pattern and flash in sequence for two thousand miles, down and back
again, each briefly illuminating a section of tunnel along the way. Constantly monitored by satellites
positioned above, the relays are members of a large supporting cast.
The lead roles belong to the hydrogen (thermonuclear) megabombs residing at the base of the each
tunnel. These are cutting-edge nuclear fusion explosives; the latest in the class of Asteroid Busters.
Ever silent, Mars awaits its chance at resurrection.

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