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Amazon Prime Members: Download Your Free April Kindle First Selection

I try to stay on top of the Kindle First book selections Amazon offers because – FREE BOOKS – but last month I failed due to my maternity “leave.” The April books are now available, however, and they look pretty great!

Kindle First is a perk Amazon provides for Amazon Prime members. Each month members can download one FREE pre-release book to their Kindle devices. The books will then be made available – at cost – to the public on the first day of the following month.

Here are the April Kindle First selections:

Trail of Broken Wings

Trail of Broken Wings by Sejal Badani

When her father falls into a coma, Indian American photographer Sonya reluctantly returns to the family she’d fled years before. Since she left home, Sonya has lived on the run, free of any ties, while her soft-spoken sister, Trisha, has created a perfect suburban life, and her ambitious sister, Marin, has built her own successful career. But as these women come together, their various methods of coping with a terrifying history can no longer hold their memories at bay.

Buried secrets rise to the surface as their father—the victim of humiliating racism and perpetrator of horrible violence—remains unconscious. As his condition worsens, the daughters and their mother wrestle with private hopes for his survival or death, as well as their own demons and buried secrets.


The Altar Girl

The Altar Girl by Orest Stelmach

The daughter of uncompromising Ukrainian immigrants, Nadia was raised to respect guts, grit, and tradition. When the events around the seemingly accidental death of her estranged godfather don’t add up, Nadia is determined to discover the truth—even if she attracts the attention of dangerous men intent on finding out what she knows through any means possible.

Her investigation leads her to her hometown and to the people least likely to welcome her back: her family.

In this thrilling prequel to the Nadia Tesla series, Nadia must try to solve the mystery surrounding her godfather’s death—and his life. The answers to her questions are buried with the secrets of her youth and in post–World War II refugee camps. What Nadia learns will change her life forever.


It’s Back! Get a Free Hardcover Photo Book from MyPublisher!

MyPublisher Free Photo Book

I feel a little cliché saying “hey, I just had a kid and now I’m making my first photo book!” but that is exactly what I’m doing. Today’s project involves compiling Fitz’s newborn photo shoot into a photo book to send each of his grandparents, so I went in search of a deal so I could save a little bit on a book and I found a good one! MyPublisher is again offering a free hardcover photo book to all new customers! This photo book has a retail value of $35.99!

This offer is valid on the 8.75″ x 11.25″ photo book. In addition to creating a book filled with 20 pages of photos, you will get to select a Book Jacket to add a touch of polish, Photo Finish for a scratch resistant cover available in both gloss and matte, or their Linen cover that comes with 11 color choices!

I’ve heard nothing but good things about MyPublisher and I’ve written about this deal in the past, but today’s the first day I’m going to take advantage of it for myself. I’ve never been motivated to put together a book of photos before now.

To take advantage of this offer, click this link to head to the promotion page. Enter your email address and MyPublisher will send you a coupon to redeem to receive your free photo book.

This offer is valid through March 31, 2015.

Nordstrom Sale: 80+ *Free* Beauty Gifts with Purchase

Nordstrom Sale: Free Beauty Gifts with Purchase

About once every year Nordstrom goes a little crazy (in a good way) and offers a huge selection of free gifts with the purchase of select beauty items. I think most of us here enjoy getting a little extra bang for our buck – and enjoy getting *free* beauty products – so offers like this are awesome because it allows you to get a little bit extra with your purchase, which is doubly awesome if you need to replenish a product you already use regularly!

Currently Nordstrom is offering 80+ free beauty gifts with purchase, and those free gifts are valued up to as much as $190! Some of the brands included in the promotion include La Mer, Clinique, Fresh, NARS, Laura Mercier, and many more!

The best way to see what’s available is obviously to check out the Nordstrom website, but some of my favorite free gift offers are below:

Free Kiehl's gifts at Nordstrom

Kiehl’s: Receive deluxe samples of Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution (0.14 oz.), Midnight Recovery Concentrate (0.06 oz.), Midnight Recovery Eye (0.1 oz.) and Ultra Facial Cream (0.24 oz.) with your $85 Kiehl’s purchase.

For a limited time, you’ll also receive a full-size Crème de Corps Grapefruit Whipped Body Butter (8 oz.) with your $125 Kiehl’s purchase. A combined gift value of $55. Online and in stores.

My recommendations: Kiehl’s Super Fluid UV Defense SPF 50+ and Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector’ Sunscreen SPF 50

Bareminerals free beauty gift with purchase

bareMinerals: Receive a full-size Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Dare Devil and mini sizes of Flawless Definition Mascara, Mineral Veil and Clear Radiance in a faux-croc clutch with your $50 bareMinerals purchase. A $64 value.

My recommendations: ‘bareSkin®’ Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (Check out my review) and ‘Complexion Rescue™’ Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream (I NEED to try this!)

Deborah Lippmann free gift with purchase

Deborah Lippmann: Receive a full size nail polish in Dream a Little Dream (0.5 oz.) with any $35 Deborah Lippmann purchase. An $18 value.

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Napoleon Perdis: Receive samples of Auto Pilot Duet Makeup Remover (0.8 oz.), Prismatic Eyeshadow Quad in Sandstorm (0.25 oz.), Luminous Lip Veil in Caramel Kiss (0.07 oz.), DeVine Goddess Lipstick in Demeter (0.04 oz.), Peep Show Madame Fantasia Mascara (0.11 oz.) and a tote with your $100 Napoleon Perdis purchase. A $125 value.

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics free gift with purchase

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics: Receive a Stained Gloss Test Tube in Mein Herr (0.08 oz.), Lip Tar All-Star Mini in Clockwork (0.08 oz.) and Precision Lip Brush with your $25 Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics purchase. A $19 value.

Click here to check out all of the free beauty gifts with purchase at Nordstrom!

Free Body Cream with any $50 Purchase at Rituals Cosmetics

If you are planning on getting any cosmetics, fragrances or bath and body products for your significant other for Valentine’s Day, then why not get a little something for free! This is especially sweet if you were already planning on getting something in the first place!

From now until March 1st, 2015, you can receive a free body cream with any $50+ purchase at RITUALS cosmetics!

My husband loves cologne, so I always know what to get. I think I’m going to get myself a little treat too, as I’m always in the market for a new body cream. Something for him, a little something for me! :) And I don’t have to feel guilty because I’ll get it for free!

I’m going to grab this luxury perfume collection for men for him to try out. “Contains 3 gorgeous perfumes for him: No. 17 – Vetiver + Bergamot No. 14 – Fresh Cypress + Tangerine No. 21– Sandalwood + Patchouli.” Mmmmmm.

rituals cosmeticsAnd to get to my $50 I’ll add a shower foam that we both can share. He’s stressed. He needs this. :)

rituals cosmeticsLike I said, if you were planning on getting some sort of bath and body or fragrance purchase already, this is a great deal! Don’t forget to add $50 worth of product to your cart!

Click here to check out Rituals Cosmetics!

Have a Google Chromecast? Here’s How to get a $6 Google Play Credit!

Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media PlayerIf you have a Google Chromecast then you should be able to get a free $6 to spend in the GooglePlay Store!

According to TechCrunch, picking up the $6 credit is easy and you might even be able to claim multiple credits if you have multiple Chromecast devices.

Redeeming the offer is super straight forward:

  • Make sure you’re connected to the same network as your Chromecast.
  • Open the Chromecast iOS/Android app
  • Tap your device, then find the “Check For Offers” button (it should be hiding behind the three-dot button in the upper right)
  • Confirm your Chromecast serial number with Google
  • Tada!

You can also do this from your laptop at this link right here.

You know what this means, right? Free/cheap movie weekend!

Get Your First $5 Gig for Free from Fiverr


It’s no secret that I’m not a tech wiz. Before I started this blog I had only the most rudimentary knowledge of HTML and really couldn’t do much of anything. I have figured a lot of stuff out over the years, but there are still lots of things I cannot do. When I encounter an unfixable blog problem the first place I usually turn is Fiverr.

I remember when Fiverr launched a few years ago and I thought it as the oddest thing. People charge just 5 and will do literally any job for you. Yet here we are and there are success stories of people making full-time careers out of selling services on Fiverr, which is pretty darn amazing!

While I usually turn to Fiverr for my unfixable blog problems, people offer pretty much any service on the site. Well, services that can be done via the internet anyhow. Want to design a Valentine’s card for your husband where he looks like a character from The Simpsons? I’ve seen that on there. Or how about having someone compose and sing an original song for a friend? That’s on there too. I’ve spent hours perusing Fiverr and cannot deny that I’ve probably purchased some services I didn’t need because $5 is a drop in the bucket.

Anyhow, if you haven’t used Fiverr before, this is your opportunity because if you click here you can get your first $5 gig for free! This offer is only valid for new Fiverr users, but it is still, more or less, a free $5!

I’m not sure how long this offer is valid for nor how long you’ll have to use the free $5, so I’d recommend registering for Fiverr now and taking a look around the site. You never know what service you may find that you want!

Click here to get your first $5 gig from Fiverr for free!

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