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Poetry – Marilyn Style!

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Hi all!!

We hope you’ve had a wonderful weekend with family and friends and found many spots of joy to revel in.  Here’s another poem by our heroin, Marilyn Monroe, for you to enjoy. 🙂

Marilyn reading

From time to time

I make it rhyme

but don’t hold that kind

of thing

against

me-

Oh well, what the hell,

so it won’t sell.

What I want to tell-

is what’s on my mind:

‘taint Dishes,

‘taint Wishes,

it’s thoughts

flinging by

before I die-

and to think

in ink.

Blessings,

K.R. and T.L.

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Poetry – Marilyn Style!

USA. New York. Long Island. US actress Marilyn MONROE. 1955.

Hi all!

Thought we’d give you a treat today.  Some poetry by Marilyn Monroe herself.  We plan on doing this off and on for a few weeks.  Enjoy!!

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I left my home of green rough wood,

A blue velvet couch.

I dream till now

A shiny dark bush

Just left of the door.

Down the walk

Clickity clack

As my doll in her carriage

Went over the cracks-

“We’ll go far away.”

Doll carriage

Blessings,

K.R. and T.L.

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Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring Blog Hop!!

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Click here to visit other blogs connected to this hop!!

Click the link below to enter for your chance to win a $70.00 Amazon or B&N Gift Card!

Now, that’s a great way to start Spring!

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Hi all!!

What better way to bid Winter farewell, than to usher in Spring with a picture of a beautiful rose! 

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Marilyn was a big fan of flowers and she loved the outdoors.  There, she found peace and was able to renew her spirit.  We too feel the same way.  Nothing brings feelings of peace, wellbeing, and clarity better than Spring.  The other seasons have their pluses too; but nothing really beats Spring for refreshing the spirit and giving new hope.

To celebrate this excellent season, we are counting down the 9 top reasons Spring ROCKS!!  Pay close attention to this list for your chance to win an ebook copy of Fateful Night, Book One in the What She Knew Trilogy.  (http://dld.bz/cJc8C)

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Flowers!! (One of our favorite pics of Marilyn)

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Daydreaming!

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Family

Family time in the park! (T.L.’s Son and family)

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Movies in the park! (Fateful Night on the big screen)

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Spending time in the sun with furry friends! (T.L.’s Digby and K.R.’s Elli)

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 USA. New York. Long Island. US actress Marilyn MONROE. 1955.

Reading outside, Marilyn style!

(K.R. and I LOVE being on the porch swing and reading)

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Book signings!! (K.R. and T.L.)

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Travel! (Sheldon, T.L.’s grandlove)

one And of course, number one would have to be……

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Writing with the bestie!! 

(K.R. on the left and T.L. on the right. We do some of our best creating

walking in nature discussing a new scene or sitting outside and writing)

Ok, here’s how you can win an ebook copy of Fateful Night.  ~~~~What is the name of T.L.’s grandlove?~~~~ Just type it in the comments below!  We will randomly pick a winner.  Who knows, with Spring in the air, we may pick two!!  (If you already have the book, we’ll work something out, lol.)

Blessings!! Remember to enjoy your time in nature and enter for your chance to win the grand prize at the rafflecopter and to visit other great blogs for other wonderful prizes!!

Click here to visit other blogs connected to this hop!! Some great reading

and great prizes being given away too!

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Click the link below to enter for your chance to win a $70.00 Gift Card!

Now, that’s a great way to start Spring!

Contest is from March 20th – 23rd and you get to choose either Amazon or B&N for your gift card.

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K.R. and T.L.

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

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Hi all!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!!  Thought we would include a recipe in this post for Corned Beef and Cabbage!  Yummy!! 

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Corned Beef and Cabbage

Corned Beef and Cabbage
3 lb Corned Beef with seasoning packet
10 small red potatoes, washed and left whole
2 med onions, peeled and sliced
1 clove garlic, peeled and thinly sliced
5 or 6 carrots, peeles and cut into 1″ pieces
1 large head of cabbage, cut into small wedges
  1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven and cover with water. Add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer. Simmer approximately 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
  2. Add whole potatoes, onion, garlic and carrots, and cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.
  3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much broth (cooking liquid reserved in the Dutch oven or large pot) as you want. Slice meat across the grain.
  4. If you enjoy a little sweet with your meat, then mix 1/4 cup mustard with 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar together and spread over the meat. Place meat on a cookie sheet and glaze the meat under the broiler for 5 minutes or so.  Then slice and serve.
  5. Some like a spicy sauce with their Corned Beef.

Horseradish Sauce:

3/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons jarred grated horseradish (with liquid)

1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest

2 teaspoons kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

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K.R and T.L.

International link for Fateful Night – http://dld.bz/cJc8C

International link for Darkest Day – http://dld.bz/dpPTS

Website: http://www.kandtproductions.com

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

It’s been a great year for Kim and myself.  We want to thank you all for being a part of it!!  We wish you a blessed 2015!!

On a side note, Kim and I are working like mad to get book three finished.  🙂

K.R. and T.L.

Website: http://www.whatsheknew.wix.com/kandtproductions

Amazon: Fateful Night – www.smarturl.it/FatefulNight   Darkest Day – www.smarturl.it/DarkestDay

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Please Welcome Web Wizard Rebbekah White!

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Hi everyone!

Welcome to the K and T Show!  Just kidding.  We have a real treat for you today. Rebbekah White, internet wizard and all around great gal, is here with us today.  She works with and for our publisher, Kim Emerson, and does all the ‘computer stuff’ for the business.  She’s an awesome advocate to have on your side.  You can take it from us, she is hard working and trust worthy. You will not be sorry that you went to her for help with websites, marketing strategies, newsletters, books, book covers and more!

Here is an intro of Rebbekah by Kim Emerson:

Meet Rebbekah White! Many of you may not know her because she hides behind her wizard geek glasses, but she is the genius who does all of the websites for MKSP (Master Koda Select Publishing) and heads up our graphics team.

Rebbekah has been around the internet for eleven years. When she first came online she didn’t even know how to send an attachment in emails – yeah I know, it’s hard to believe because now she is seriously one amazing webmaster and virtual assistant. You can find out more about all the wonderful stuff she does here at this link. (www.advantagemarketingforyou.com)

Just to tease you a bit I will tell you this lady can customize and design wordpress websites, create marketing strategies for product launches, set up newsletters and format books all while dancing an Irish jig on a pool table. Her nifty graphics win awards, and her work ethic is beyond reproach. Does it sound like I love this woman? Yeah, well that’s because I do! Oh and if that’s not enough, she is a radio personality and owns Heal Yourself Talk Radio. (www.healyourselftalk.com)

She started the radio show about 9 years ago as a way to heal her own body, mind and spirit when she was hit with several life altering events that happened one right after the other.

-Kim Mutch Emerson

Owner of MKSP

 Just a few of the many testimonials on her behalf:

 

Testimonial from Marni Spencer Devlin on the work Rebbekah White did for her  author website –

Bekah makes it possible – it’s as simple as that. Before Bekah I had all these ideas about how to grow my business but no way to apply them. I kissed a lot of frogs before I found my Bekah.

Now I just dream it up and sometimes seconds later I can view it on my site. She knows everything about everything, and there’s something she doesn’t know immediately she learns it and can apply it be the next day.

She is the most responsive VA I have ever worked with. Even if she is buried under other work she responds immediately and lets me know why she cannot do it right now and when she can do it. Then she completes it ahead of her own schedule.

I often ask myself – is this heaven? No – it’s Bekah!

Marni Spencer-Devlin #1 Bestselling Author & Mentor

www.marnispencerdevlin.com

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Testimonial from John Emil Augustine:

Rebbekah has created two incredibly unique and eye-catching book covers for me, and I couldn’t be happier. The first thing I pray for as an author is that my book’s cover will catch my target audience’s eye, and thanks to Rebbekah, my prayer has been answered and more. I get many, many compliments on both my covers. Not only that, she truly is a joy to work with: a good listener, smart, and adaptable with a strong sense of what artwork will “pop.” I wouldn’t go to anyone else for my next book. ~John Emil Augustine

BIO:

Rebbekah White of Advantage Marketing for You prides herself at staying on the cutting edge of technology and marketing that works in today’s fast changing world. Some of her specialties include podcasting, audio and video marketing, customized WordPress websites, compelling graphics for eBook covers, Social media integration, mobile website integration and applications.

 

She continually tests and studies new techniques in order to propel her clients to a greater level of success on the internet.

Rebbekah takes great pride in every project she undertakes and knows what works! She will never suggest a product or marketing technique that she has not used with success herself.

Let Rebbekah White help you make your dreams come true today!

 

Visit her website at http://www.advantagemarketingforyou.com or come chat with her on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/advantagemarketingforyou or follow her on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/rebbekahwhite

Let Rebbekah White help you make your dreams come true today!

 

FREE GIFTS:

As a special gift for all our readers, Rebbekah has offered to give you a special ebook! 365 Social Media Tips. It’s filled with ideas and easy ways to market yourself in a fun and exciting way. Easy to follow! Just go to http://advantagemarketingforyou.com/gifts/365-social-media-tips/

 

While you are on her site be sure to check out her sale on Graphics for your social media marketing.

We all know that pictures tell a story, and grab your readers attention.

I LOVE affirmations and quotes that stand out, and I have created 94 images that you can use in your daily promotions on either Pinterest, Facebook, or other Social Media websites.

Some of the images are large enough for you to use as a desktop backdrop! I have found this very useful when using affirmations that will help me reach a certain goal I have set for myself.

Many of the background photos were taken by myself over the past few months…..when I started back into my photography as a hobby I never realized how much fun it would be to use my own photos for creating images that others could share on the internet with quotes and affirmations.

For less than a small pizza you can grab these images!

Check it out!

http://advantagemarketingforyou.com/graphic-marketing/

Here are all the ways you can get in touch with Rebbekah White:

419-318-0895

Advantage Marketing For You: WordPress Customization, Virtual Assistance, Podcasting Training, Audio/Video Editing, Ebook Covers, Banner & Button Creation, Voiceovers and so much more!

http://www.advantagemarketingforyou.com

 

Master Koda Select Publishing

We are small, but we are mighty. We are a top quality publisher in eBook and print. Our books are our pride, our authors are our family.

If you are an author in search of an honest, straight forward publishing company take a moment and review our website.

http://masterkodaselectpublishing.com/

 

Heal Yourself Talk Radio: Online Internet Radio show for health, healing and spiritual growth

http://www.healyourselftalk.com

 

Thanks for being with us once again.  Make sure and jot down Rebbekah’s contact info. You never know when you are going to need a web wizard!!

Blessings,

K.R. and T.L.

Website: http://www.kandtproductions.com

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Please Welcome Author Greta Burroughs

 Hi everyone!

We have a special guest with us today. Greta Burroughs!!  

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She is the author of some marvelous stories for children.  Here is a bit about this wonderful lady: 

Greta Burroughs loves to read. No matter where she is, there is always a book close at hand. Her love of reading began at an early age and blossomed over time to include many different genres, her favorite now being fantasy.

As a preschool and elementary school teacher, Greta tried to instill the joy of reading in the children she worked with. Books were an important part of her classroom and story time was the highlight of the day.

It has been a while since Greta was in a classroom but she had lots of experience in reading to children of various ages and remembers what they enjoyed listening to. She tries to incorporate that knowledge into her work as an author and believes it makes her a better writer of children’s and young adult books.

She now resides in SC with her husband, Robert and three dogs. Greta has six books published at the present time; three children’s books in the Patchwork Dog and Calico Cat series, two MG/YA fantasy entitled Gerald and the Wee People and House on Bo-Kay Lane, and a nonfiction account of her experiences with an autoimmune blood disorder called ITP – Heartaches and Miracles.

Another thing you might like to know is the second book in the Wee People series, “House on Bo-Kay Lane,” was a semi-finalist in the 2013 kindlebookreview.com book awards. If you’ve already read “Gerald and the Wee People,” You need to continue the adventure. 

Here are the links to find out more:

For more information on Greta’s books visit http://booksbygretaburroughs.weebly.com/

FB Author page  https://www.facebook.com/authorgretaburroughs

Amazon author page http://viewauthor.at/gretaburroughs

(Twitter) https://twitter.com/gretaburroughs    @gretaburroughs

(Linked In)  http://www.linkedin.com/pub/greta-burroughs/63/166/9a3?trk=shareTw

Blog  http://booksbygretaburroughs.weebly.com/blog-a-new-day-has-begun.html

Pinterest  http://pinterest.com/gretaburroughs/

 

 Wee People Cover (SW, Kindle)

Book Description of “Gerald and the Wee People:”

In “Gerald and the Wee People”, Gerald and his best friend, Vernon discover a mysterious spot in the woods where Gerald visualizes a miniature village complete with wee inhabitants. He enjoys going back to that spot and watching the day to day activities until trouble starts in the village and he tries to convince Vernon that the “visions” are real and the wee people need help.

While trying to prove that the whole thing is just Gerald’s wild imagination, the boys literally fall into the new world and get caught up in a war. The boys come up with ways to keep the invading force from entering the village but another solution has to be found in order to put an end to the conflict.

Along with a few companions from the village, Gerald and Vernon embark on a quest to face down the deranged forest god who instigated the mayhem. The dangerous path is laid out by an ancient prophecy, but not everything goes as planned. http://viewbook.at/weepeople

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The adventure continues in the second book in the Wee People series, “House on Bo-Kay Lane.”

Gerald and Vernon believe their time with the wee people came to an end after they returned to their home world but begin to wonder when strange things started to happen at an abandoned house in their neighborhood. Ghostly images of familiar faces from the wee people village are seen in the windows, echoes of voices from the past haunt the boys’ dreams and an undeniable curiosity draws Gerald and Vernon to investigate the mysterious haunted house. What they find takes them back to the world of the wee people and a new adventure begins.

In “House on Bo-Kay Lane”, a mirror is found in a forgotten room in the far-seers’ training center. Sheela, a far-seer master and Alyson, an apprentice firestarter are unwillingly drawn into the depths of the mirror and wind up in the abandoned house on Bo-Kay Lane. Sheela uses her telepathic skills to enlist the aid of Gerald, Vernon and Gerald’s father, Andrew to help find the way back to the world of the wee people.

That problem resolved, they try to unravel the secrets of the mirror and find that it is a portal between their two worlds, as well as to a time in the future and possibly even to a parallel universe. They also discover that someone is trapped inside the mirror and the decision has to be made as to whether or not to help the trapped soul escape the confines of the portal.

Meanwhile, the wee people discover the origins of their world. That knowledge is not well accepted and leads to discord between them and the outworlders, Gerald, Andrew and Vernon. An uneasy truce paves the way to an understanding and acceptance of the unwelcome facts and eventually to a solution of how to deal with the man in the mirror. http://viewbook.at/bokaylane

Thank you Greta for being with us today and we look forward to book three in the series will be out later on this year.

Blessings,

K.R. and T.L.