• PORTENCE, BLISS, SOLACE, A COWBOY'S FATE, VICTORIAN DREAM, SPECIAL DELIVERY, IRON HEART, LADY GALLANT, THE DRAGON AND THE ROSE, FATE OF THE SILVER MOON,......click cover to buy (image by Svetlana Petrova)

Friday, April 28, 2017

Linda Carroll-Bradd is a winner at the Spring-tastic Blog tour



  I'm delighted so many folks stopped by during the tour, and a special thank you to those who left a comment. 
              The winner of my give-away
                 SPECIAL DELIVERY,
                    is Linda Carroll-Bradd.                              
Linda's name was selected at random
by my cat B.B. 

Visit Linda here and checkout her new book 
                 Bailing Wire Promises 



A tragic orphanage fire leaves healer Fantine Pomeroy and five children homeless. She sets out to deliver them to another orphanage hundreds of miles away, but the trip proves daunting. Bounty hunter Pete Andrews crosses their path on his way to Morgan’s Crossing and offers his help. When a threat from his past surfaces, Pete has to decide--is his presence helping or putting the group at risk?

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Highway Cafe SPRING..TASTIC Blog Tour April 24,25,26 2017

                 A bit of Easter Egg Americana.
   The original PAAS® Easter egg dye was invented by an American named William Townley.

Mr. Townley owned a drug store in Newark, New Jersey, where he concocted recipes for home products. In the late 1800s, he came up with a recipe for Easter egg dye tablets that tinted eggs five cheerful colors.

In 1880, neighborhood families loved the idea and started buying Townley’s Easter Egg Dye packets for only five cents! He renamed his business the PAAS® Dye Comopany. The name PAAS comes from "Passen" the word that his Pennsylvania Dutch neighbors used for Easter. 
  
   Today, Americans purchase more than 10 million PAAS® Easter Egg Color Kits during the Easter season, and use them to decorate as many as 180 million eggs!
 
Helpful hint, next year use a whisk when dying eggs.
     There are many new applications for dying and decorating eggs, from applying stickers to using all natural ingredients. For me, when I think of coloring eggs, PAAS and that iconic package, will always come to mind.                 
Leave a comment here before 4/27/17 to enter drawing 
      for free e-book   
     Special Delivery 
A mysterious letter and the drop-dead handsome town marshal, are the last things Mariah expects to find making rounds 
as a midwife.
available at AMAZON

              
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Friday, April 14, 2017

Frivolous Fun Facts about Easter

Using greens and yellow, 2,500 years ago, the ancient Zoroastrians painted eggs
for “Nowrooz“, their New Year celebration which happened to fall on the Spring Equinox. Pagan cultures and religions throughout the centuries incorporated the egg with their spring rituals since it not only was edible but symbolized new life, especially after a long, hard winter season.


An Elderly couple from Thuringia, Germany decorated a 5ft apple tree with 10,300 personally decorated Easter eggs.
They spent weeks sprucing up the tree with brightly-colored eggs in time for the celebrations despite the cold weather,

                                                           



 The tree with the most eggs EVER, was the German Rostock Zoo red oak tree, decorated with 79,596 painted eggs.







In 1901, in the village of Engelhardsberg, the Germans decided to start decorating Easter wells. They do this to honor water, essential for existence, and to celebrate the feast of renewed life. Decorations are usually put up for Good Friday and kept up for two weeks after Easter.
     It seems, the Germans like to keep busy.





Largest Baskets
Located in Ohio, the office building of the Longaberger Medium Market Baskets is hard to miss. The building is 160 times the size of a normal basket.
                                            Hey, that's pretty big too!

           SOME VERY EXPENSIVE 
                      CHOCOLATE EGGS
     


Chocolate Beehive Sculpture, limited edition, made by mother-and-daughter team of chocolatiers and inspired by the store's rooftop bees. Price: €343,50 each. How can that be possible!?





                                    A £250, five Kilo, masterpiece
                  from Betty’s famous CafĂ© Tea Room in Harrogate, 
                   
                       Biggest Chocolate Egg 
                                            Image result for biggest easter egg
                         World's largest Easter egg towering over 27ft tall 
              at the Chocolate Festival in San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina
        The world's biggest non-edible Eggs
                                          2008 Guinness Book of World Records record breaking giant Easter Egg Picture, worlds largest Easter egg taken at Freeport factory outlet  in Alcochete, Portugal. Click for a larger photograph of this 2008 Guinness World Book of Records new record breaking worlds largest decorated Easter Egg from Portugal.
                                                       (in Portugal)
(in Canada)

                      Biggest Edible Bunny

                      Biggest Real Bunny
                                    Hey, wait a minute, that can't be right....


      Have a Happy Easter and a glorious Spring.