Monthly Archives: April 2014

Couldnt stay away

Excellent picture, Kelz – love how you caught the colors and present your subject. Keep on doing what you do. Your friend and supporter – Missy.

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I couldnt help myself a day and a half and im back lol nice little break

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Remembering my Mom, Roma Sarah (Goodman Maternal Maiden name) Rofern – Blanchard

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Mom and Grandma Bert from around 1994 in Winona MN

http://lifeafter50m.blogspot.com/2014/04/pope-francis-proclaims-pope-john-xxiii.html

Remembering my Mom on my 52nd birthday. Follow the link to learn more.

Mom will always be in my heart for without her there would be no me.  God bless all the Mothers everywhere may you know how much of a difference you make.  Peace.

15 tips for squeezing as much battery life as possible out of your iPhone

Need all the tips I can get to get the most battery life possible.

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After all these years, battery life is still one of the biggest pain points when it comes to smartphones. Battery technology is always improving, of course, but not nearly fast enough to offset the various new tech that drains the juice from our smartphones. Especially where the iPhone is concerned, the phone’s design is also constantly getting slimmer so there is less space to fit a battery with each new generation.

But don’t despair — we’re here to help.

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iOS 7.1.1 brings huge battery life improvements for iPhone users

Just what I needed to hear. Will be great for using my step app:)

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Good news, Apple fans! It looks like Apple’s recent iOS 7.1.1 update has plenty more to offer than just a few bug fixes and Touch ID accuracy improvements. According to some reports, Apple’s latest mobile software update also has a huge positive impact on iPhone battery life.

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April 26th March For Babies Walk

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Follow the link below to see more pictures from my @MarchForBabies walk today at Como Park in St. Paul MN.  Great day for a walk.

http://instagram.com/melissablanchard62

If you want to, you are still able to give at http://www.marchforbabies.org/personal_page.asp?pp=5171265&ct=4&w=6548952&u=mbwork2011

International and local gifts are welcome.

Help prevent premature births and save the tiny babies that leave Mom to soon.

Thanks to #LetsMove or LetsMove.org for getting me to move at least 30 minutes a day.  Little by little you gain so much strength in mind, body and spirit.  Keep on moving. everyone:).  Thanks to all who walked, organized or gave.  Together we make a difference.  Peace.

Facebook Posting from Turn The Page Bookstore

Picture Taken on July 13, 2-14 at Nora Roberts' book signing at Boonsboro, MD

Picture Taken on July 13, 2-14 at Nora Roberts’ book signing at Boonsboro, MD

Posting from TTPBooks.com here’s the link:  https://www.facebook.com/ttpbooks/posts/733904136644294

 Recently a lot of new customers have ordered from our website. Some who have followed links from other sites that direct them to ours. We welcome them all! We are thankful to each and every one of you that support our bookstore and Nora. However, we do want to remind everyone to read all the directions before placing an order. Especially if placing an order from a mobile device. There have been complaints about books being received unsigned. If you do not fill out the prompt to the right of the book, or check the box that is available, then your book will not be autographed. We want all of our customers to be satisfied with the merchandise they receive from us. If you have any questions or concerns you can always contact us at 301-432-4588.

Personal note from me:  I’m a bookstore supporter & a Nora Roberts Fan. I get excellent service from TTPBooks.com via online sales.  I love brick and mortar businesses.  Keep on reading everyone.

“Ava”, by Ashley Barron (Book One in the Priya Series)

Ava by Ashley Barron

 

Ava is in Washington DC it’s warm and humid when she’s planning for a big event at a museum.  The museum her ex-lover owns which brings back the memories of the breakup. She’s also dealing with a call that says her main assistant who she relies on heavily, Adair MacLean, is missing.

From beginning to end this book is mysterious and Ashley Barron does a great job blending the old romance Ava’s character had with Kader and the mystery of Adair’s disappearance.

The story entitled “Ava” takes us on an adventure of intrigue and danger with many actors.  The Priya club (formed by college friends) adds depth to the tale.

I enjoyed Ashley Barron’s writing style and hope to soon be able to read Bonner’s story.

I bought my copy of the book from Amazon’s Kindle for iPad click on the link below:

http://www.amazon.com/Ava-Priya-Novel-Ashley-Barron-ebook/dp/B0086SLBK6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397931843&sr=8-1&keywords=Ava+book+one+in+the+Priya+series

 

 

“Pregnancy Plan” by Tina Gayle

Pregnancy Plan by Tina Gayle from Amazon

Jillian would like to have a baby and raise it in her family home. She has some pretty far out ideas on how to accomplish this baby’s conception. Derek a long time friend finds out that there’s something going on but not quite sure what this “Pregnancy Plan” is all about that Jillian has cooked up so he confronts her and ends up finding another alternative marrying him.

In the meantime Jillian’s brother Michael would like for the house the family has to be sold so he is putting pressure on her to do that at the same time she’s trying to figure out if she’s made the right decision following through with her “Pregnancy Plan”?

While Michael is planning his schemes Derek is protecting someone in the Middle East when a car bomb explodes and now he has lost memory of the mission. His brother, Jason, is fighting Jillian taking him home.
The big question is will Jillian and Derek be able to make a go of it despite their families?

Tina Gayle created Jillian as a strong indepentant woman knowing what she wanted and going for it.  I enjoyed this lighthearted and entertaining tale.   I hope that Tina keeps on writing.  This book makes a great free-time read.

I purchased “Pregnancy Plan”, by Tina Gayle from Amazon Kindle for iPad at the following link:

http://www.amazon.com/Pregnancy-Plan-Tina-Gayle-ebook/dp/B0067O1FBG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397925531&sr=8-1&keywords=Pregnancy+Plan+by+Tina+Gayle

That’s How

Excellent photograph to symbolize the poetry – masterful. Thanks for sharing the thought as well. It really does start with the individual. Keep on blogging:) Thank you for the inspiration.

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You can!

How are you going to get better?

The scale

Just change the world

Too big

Think you can’t do it

Breathe deep

Head high

As it swirls

The thoughts in your head

A dream

Out of bed

It starts with you

I’m told

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#LetsMove Update – Lost 4 more pounds

Here’s the link to my #LetsMove video for today:  http://youtu.be/AcZR-vZ0tBM

See my whole video blog  journey on You Tube #LetsMove for exercise daily since February 24th, 2014.  Keep moving everyone.

Exercise and eating right, and watching portion sizes works.  3 oz protein and not more than 11 oz total for each of my 3  daily meals works for me.

How to make the most out of your food choices?  See my book review link below for

“It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways,” by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig

– that book works.

https://melissablanchard62.wordpress.com/?s=It+starts+with+food

Believe you can make a difference in your life and you will.