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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Who Stole My Juicy Fruit®? I'll Tell You Who! #JuicyFruitFunSide #shop

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

My Juicy Fruit is gone, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias

As you know by now there was a theft on the Farm!
Some - goat, cat, chicken or human stole my Juicy Fruit® chewing gum! It was a shock to find it missing
I mentioned that I have taken to placing it in the hay pile so I know where to find it when I want. But I went to get some and it was gone! I found the canister behind Pricilla's goat house....

Suspect list, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias

I started investigating right away. One of the 10 suspects had absconded with my gum! I was determined to discover who did it!  I even put a poll on the blog to determine the #CollectiveBias as to who was guilty and the consensus was that my hubby took the gum. Suspicion even fell on poor Pricilla because of where the container was found.

Pricilla as suspect, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias

But who could believe that my sweet Pricilla would steal my gum. She is my baby. I take special care of her. And besides, I sent her on a vacation with Spitty the Kitty.

Pricilla and Spitty in Furrari, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias
Image courtesy Spitty the Kitty
He took her away for a whirlwind trip to an apple orchard and Farmer's Market visit. She was away for most of my investigation so she did not have to suffer an stress. I then tried to figure out HOW my gum was taken and realized I had seen this:

If you cannot see the movie you can watch it on YouTube HERE

Was Alex the goat causing a diversion so HE could steal my gum or so some other goat could steal my gum? One never knows with these goats, does one? He is one active little goat! It was after this that I started asking the HARD QUESTIONS!

Is Alex guilty, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias

It was tough but someone had to do it. Alex was resistant at first. He does have an innocent look about him, doesn't he? He maaaed that he knew nothing about my gum. He maaaed that he was just a baby goat and why would he take my gum. He suggested I look at Pricilla since it was found in HER pen and who else would be in her pen anyway.

Alex through hole in fence, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias

Then I remembered that ALEX is the only goat on the Farm that can pass between pens! This put a new spin on the investigation! I also heard from Bernadette. LOUDLY. She is not a subtle goat.

If you cannot see the movie you can watch it HERE

I think after that it was pretty conclusive, don't you? It seems Alex stole my gum! Sneaky little goat! But there was one more thing that proved to me conclusively that Alex was the thief....

Alex with bubble, #JuicyFruitFunSide, #shop, #cbias


The new Juicy Fruit® is available at your local Walmart and guess what? Stores across the country will be having demonstrations to showcase the new flavors on the dates below. This gives you the perfect opportunities to taste test Juicy Fruit® Fruity Chews and Bubble Gum in Original and Strawberry.

August 1 - 3 11:00 - 4:00 Friday and Saturday and 1:00 - 6:00 on Sunday

I think it would be much more fun to shop when there's a Juicy Fruit® party in the store, don't you?

You can learn more at and please follow Juicy Fruit on Facebook

So how do you show your #JuicyFruitFunSide

The Fortune Hunter by Daisy Goodwin - Feature and Giveaway

Today I would like to bring your attention to a new book by Daisy Goodwin entitled The Fortune Hunter. It was just released yesterday! I have it sitting on my review shelf and you will be able to read my thoughts on October 13th. For now check out the gorgeous cover, learn about the book and enter the giveaway to win your own copy.

About the Book:

Empress Elizabeth of Austria, known as Sisi, is the Princess Diana of nineteenth-century Europe. Famously beautiful, as captured in a portrait with diamond stars in her hair, she is unfulfilled in her marriage to the older Emperor Franz Joseph. Sisi has spent years evading the stifling formality of royal life on her private train or yacht or, whenever she can, on the back of a horse.
Captain Bay Middleton is dashing, young, and the finest horseman in England. He is also impoverished, with no hope of buying the horse needed to win the Grand National—until he meets Charlotte Baird. A clever, plainspoken heiress whose money gives her a choice among suitors, Charlotte falls in love with Bay, the first man to really notice her, for his vulnerability as well as his glamour. When Sisi joins the legendary hunt organized by Earl Spencer in England, Bay is asked to guide her on the treacherous course. Their shared passion for riding leads to an infatuation that jeopardizes the growing bond between Bay and Charlotte, and threatens all of their futures.

About the Author:

DAISY GOODWIN, a Harkness scholar who attended Columbia University’s film school after earning a degree in history at Cambridge University, is a leading television producer in the United Kingdom. She is also a book reviewer for London's The Times and was chair of the judging panel of the 2010 Orange Prize for Fiction. The Fortune Hunter is Daisy's second novel, following the New York Times bestseller The American Heiress.

You can read an excerpt of The Fortune Hunter

You can follow Daisy Goodwin on Facebook and Twitter

You can purchase The Fortune Hunter on

The Giveaway:

One lucky US reader will win a copy of The Fortune Hunter. How do you win? It's easy! Just hop on the Rafflecopter. Good luck!

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Is Visiting Missouri Again in My Future?

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I've written quite a few times about all of the fun the hubby and I had while we were traveling about in the fifthwheel. There are so many places we went that I want to share and I just have to get my act together and scan the photos. We did that travel in the days of the digital camera but before the whole social media world exploded so my method of "sharing" was to print off multiple copies of the pictures and mail them back to my nieces and nephews each week. I can only imagine what I spent on photo paper!

We did not manage to visit all 50 states in our travels - Hawaii would have been tough with a truck and trailer! But I believe we covered close to 30. We had previously visited all of New England so we did not go back up there although I would have done so quite happily. We also missed many of the states along the Canadian border excepting Montana of course!

As to the Heartland, well we really didn't visit too much of it in the trailer. I am T.E.R.R.I.F.I.E.D. of tornadoes and when you are living in a tornado magnet you just don't travel through tornado country. You just don't. The hubby just shook his head at me and planned our travel routes very north or very south. What can I say - we all have our bugaboos. I have been to one state in the mid-west but we traveled there by plane, not trailer. I've mentioned it in the past; it was for a conference.

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We visited Missouri! I will admit that we had a wonderful time - even though it was the middle of summer and those tornadoes could have struck at any time. Sneaky devils those whirlwinds! But fortunately for me I was in St. Louis and they tend to stay away from big cities - at least they used to. (The weather, it is a' changin'!) We tacked on an extra day and it was fun touring around the city. I would love to go back and see the rest of the state because it has so much to offer - look!

Doesn't that make you want to go on vacation to Missouri? I'll tell you something - I had fun in St. Louis - I am still a bit of a city girl at heart. I know that doesn't jive with my current lifestyle but I love being in a city. I don't think I could live in one but I find magic in a visit to city. So I'll be back St. Louis. I'll be back.

What about you? Where would you like to visit in Missouri - Branson, St. Louis, somewhere else?

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