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10 Under $20: Holiday Gift Suggestion List 2015 :-)

The
first of
December
brought thoughts
of Christmas magic.
The Day, so soon to arrive.
Our expectations ran high.
Through snow days and blizzards.
Making a list and checking it twice.
Santa’s letter printed and ready to mail.
Christmas baking: heady, wonderful aromas.
Pageants at school, with costumes of many colors.
The tall lush evergreen, centerpiece of the season.
We decorated so carefully; each bough lovingly adorned.
With some old, some new, every one used and none forgotten.
The long days of dark December. Finally, homework complete.
Sitting in the darkened living room; time alone to drift away.
Marvelling at the masterpiece of lights and shining ornaments.
Gazing far beyond to the bliss to follow. Hurry, hurry, hurry!
Christmas eve: midnight mass and carolling.Treats aplenty!
Then the long awaited, special treasures.
The secrets of shining boxes and ribbons.
Finally revealed and always worth the wait.
Off to sleep, to dream of a perfect snowy Christmas Day.
Now content, to still remember these childhood memories.
On
this
November day.

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This is a Christmas-themed poem that I wrote, several years ago.
These lines still conjure up some wonderful holiday memories for me, from long ago. I hope you enjoy it too. 😉

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My Holiday Gift Suggestion List for 2015 (all under $20) including links to my reviews.

                TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: Hitchcock Thrillers (Suspicion / Strangers on a Train / The Wrong Man / I Confess)

TCM: Hitchcock Thrillers DVD

A must-have DVD collection for the “Hitch” fan on your list!

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The Power of Reiki

One of the best books on Reiki I’ve ever read! 

Down & Dirty (gardening book)

My all-time fav gardening book.

Fun and Easy Gardening for even the “green thumb challenged“! 😉

Crafting with Cat Hair  >^^<

A Mr. Cheddar Approved Title! 

Never Too Late to Go Vegan

Enlightening and Informative. Recipes Too! 

Seven Year Pen - Bee Happy

The Seven Year Pen

Wonderful Pens! Mine Are Still Going Strong, Years Later! 🙂

Check out our Green Gifts Guide for tons of eco-friendly seed paper gift ideas for the season.

Botanical Paperworks

Beautiful Eco-Friendly Stationary, with a Difference!

Larry Payne's Prime of Life Yoga- Immune Booster and General Conditioning - Level One

Larry Payne’s Prime of Life Yoga DVDs

Yoga CAN Be For Almost Everyone! 

Badger Sleep Balm 2 oz Tin - Lavender and Bergamot

Badger Sleep Balm

Sooooo relaxing!!! ZZZZZzzzzz…. 😉

Suncoat Peelable Nail Polish Kit

My Go-To Tootsie Polish! It’s Great.

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♥Happy Shopping and Holidays♥ 

Product Review: Badger Sleep Balm

THIS REALLY WORKS! 🙂

Badger Sleep Balm 2 oz Tin - Lavender and Bergamot

BADGER SLEEP BALM

Here’s my review:

I’m a big fan of several Badger products, especially their Damascus Rose Face Oil (click to read my review).

But when it came to this Sleep Balm, I must admit, I was a bit skeptical.How nice to find out that it works great! 😉

I am not a good sleeper on many a night. 😦 But when I apply Badger Sleep Balm under my nose (and sometimes a bit on my forehead too) I am relaxed,sleepy and ready to sleep, only a short time later.

It really does help to calm my mind, unwind and fall asleep.Helps me to stay asleep longer too, with a deeper sleep. 

My only (minor) complaint: I wish the scent of lavender was just a bit stronger but that’s a small thing and I’d much rather have a product with less scent than too much. 😉

An all organic ingredient list and reasonable price are bonuses too!

And I love their pretty, reusable containers; perfect for little gifts too.

If you have trouble falling asleep and/or staying asleep, give this product a try.

♥♥

And some additional info. from the Amazon product page:

  • The fragrance of the essential oils in this special balm helps to calm thoughts and clear the mind, allowing sleep to come naturally.
  • There are no drugs in this product – no side-effects to worry about. It is safe and natural.
  • The cute and portable tin makes an ideal travelling companion.

Sweet Dreams! Zzzz…… 😉

Two Upcoming Kindle Book Promos :-)

Stop by Amazon to check out these weekend Kindle promos! 🙂

Happy Reading and Weekend.

My Poetic Path

I have two Kindle book promos coming up, both starting this Friday, January 9th:

Haiku Reflections ii front cover

On January 9, 10 and 11th:

Haiku Reflections II (The Four Seasons) 

Will be available for FREE at Amazon.com and also at Amazon.ca, UK, IT, etc…

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 From January 9-15:

Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well 

Will be available as a Kindle Countdown Deal (Amazon.com only) for only .99 (regular Kindle price is 2.99)

♥♥♥♥

Hope you will check out both of these promos and do spread the word if you can too. 

Reviews at Amazon.com are always most appreciated too, if you enjoy any of my books/eBooks. 😉

Happy Reading and Weekend! 🙂

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Dear Veggie… Readers, I Need Your “Helpful Votes” ;-)

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As any of my regular readers already know, I’m an avid product reviewer at my review blog: My Real Life Reviews and also at Amazon.com and a few other sites online.

Over at Amazon.com, I’m currently ranked at about #1800 on the TOP 10,000 reviewers listI write reviews there on a regular basis and would like to get up into the Top 1000 Reviewers list.

I REALLY do  to review products, books and eBooks of all kinds.

I hope that my reviews have been helpful to many, many people, over the years. I’ve been told that they have been many times, by individuals, authors and also companies who’s products I’ve reviewed. That always makes me smile. 🙂

I base a lot of my own purchases on reading other people’s reviews and I’m so grateful that a lot of people DO take the time to write honest and detailed reviews that really help with deciding what to buy or to pass on.

smaller for biz cards A big part of moving up on the Top Reviewers List at Amazon is getting lots of helpful votes and this is where I need your help.

If you stop by my Amazon profile/review page you’ll see a list of the 800+ reviews that I’ve written there to date.

Yes, more than 800…I can’t believe it myself but I do type fast! 😉

If you have a bit of time, I’d really appreciate you reading one or more of my reviews and if you find them helpful, I’d be very grateful for your helpful vote, at the bottom of the review. All you need to have is an Amazon account to sign in with and you can click away!

Thanks if you can help. Happy Shopping, Reading and Weekend! 🙂

PS: And DO take care out there if you’ve got snow and ice. We’ve got a light skiff of snow here and I’m guessing icy streets. Although I’m a big fan of snow, the ice I could definitely live without! 

Two Kindle Countdown Deals at Amazon.com! :-)

Two of my Kindle books are on sale (at Amazon.com only) from November 21-28th. 

**Here is the Countdown Deal page link at Amazon.com to find both deals.**

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I am not able to access the page with the discount price living in Canada, but both eBooks should come up at .99 sale price, for anyone living in the US. 

Just go to the Cookbook category for The Groovy Green Kitchen and the Romance category for Third Chapter, Second Chance via the link I’ve given above, scroll down the list to my book(s) and the sale price will come up. 

Happy Reading and Weekend! 🙂

For Two Days Only, Free Kindle Promo for: Laughing AT the Grim Reaper!

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Today and Saturday only, my newest book/eBook:

Laughing AT the Grim Reaper! Gems of Wisdom for Aging Well

will be available as a FREE Kindle download at Amazon.com, .ca, UK….

If you don’t have a copy yet, this is a great time to get one. And do share this promotion with your friends and family.

Reviews at Amazon.com are always appreciated too, if you enjoyed this or any of my other books. 😉

You can see a list of all my eBooks and books here.

Happy Weekend and Reading!

For One Day Only…

This Sat. May 3rd, my two newest Kindle books will both be available as free downloads, at Amazon.

Haiku Reflections ii front cover

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You can check out all my Kindle books here  at Amazon.com.

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For other Amazon sites: .ca, UK, AU, etc…type in:

 Geraldine Helen Hartman

and a list of all my books and ebooks will come up, including these two titles that will be available for free on Saturday.

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I hope you enjoy one or both of these new Kindle books and DO share this promo if you can, with friends and family.

The more downloads the better.

Reviews at Amazon are most appreciated too. 😉

Happy Reading and Weekend. 

Four Movies I Enjoyed During the Holidays :-)

I just posted this movie review “round-up” over at My Real Life Reviews for four movies I watched during the holidays.

They aren’t new movies, I don’t really care about that LOL (all borrowed from our local library) but I thoroughly enjoyed them all.

Did you see any good movies recently? Read any books you really liked? Do share if you did.

Happy Weekend! 🙂

Looking for “Munchie” Suggestions?

tyrells chips

Stop by My Real Life Reviews to read my recent review of:

Tyrrell’s Beetroot, Parsnip & Carrot Chips with Sea Salt.

These are definitely for vegetable-lovers only.

 But how can anyone not like veggies?? 😉

Ok, I guess it happens. LOL

But if you do  veggies and the crunch of satisfying chip-type snack, do stop by to read more.

Happy Munching! 😉 

Got the Munchies??

lundberg rice chips

I’m all for healthier snack choices like: fresh fruits, veggies, seeds and nuts

But sometimes, it’s just got to be a “chip” snack to really satisfy that craving. 😉

If you’ve been looking for a healthier, chip-type snack that actually tastes good, read my new review of Lundberg Rice Chips.

Happy Snacking! 🙂