Thursday, September 29, 2016

The final book in the Keeping Score Trilogy



The final book in the Keeping Score Trilogy

is available now.


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Once upon a time, not that long ago, I had just about everything I ever wanted. I was a star football player at one of the best colleges in the country, and I had the girl I’d always loved by my side. The promise of a future most guys can only dream about was close enough to touch. 13509802_807323562701103_153972270_o (1)But if there’s anything I’ve learned, it’s that life is unpredictable. One twist can change it all, and suddenly, I’m alone. Even football, the one constant in all the insanity, somehow isn’t enough anymore, because without her, everything else is empty. Meaningless. I’ve got one shot left. One more chance to win her heart. We’re not kids now, and I know that being good enough for Quinn isn’t some game I can fake my way through. She’s more than the prize; she’s my reason for living. The world only makes sense when we’re together. And this time, I’m going to do whatever it takes to give us our happy ending.  

Buy your copy today!


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And after you buy your book, join us Wednesday, September 28th as we celebrate the release! Some of the giveaway questions will require you to know the story~or at least to have the book!~but don't worry: this is an open book test.

Join here.


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And HANGING BY A MOMENT is available at all retailers!


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  2015AuthorPhoto (1539x1800)Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include YA paranormal romance, NA paranormal and contemporary romance, and adult contemporary and paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. Follow Tawdra: Newsletter/Facebook/Twitter/Pinterest/Instagram/Website Amazon/BookBub And if you love her books, join the Naughty Temptresses!

Chronicles of Steele: Raven Free Ebook Blast


Chronicles of Steele: Raven  you can ebook for Free. I love freebie books for my kindle. Don't you?  Here is some more information about Raven by Pauline Creeden and how to score it for Free.

Raven_ebookPromoThis is the complete Steampunk Fantasy novel – all four parts of the serial in one volume! Human life has value. The poor living in the gutter is as valuable as the rich living in a manor. The scoundrel is no less valuable than the saint. Because of this, every life a reaper takes must be redeemed. Raven has lived by this first tenet since she was trained by her father to become a reaper. But since his death, she’s been spending years redeeming the lives she’s taken. By her count, she’s even and it’s time for that life to end. If she settles down and becomes a wife, she might just feel human again. But on the way to the life she thinks she wants, the baron of New Haven asks her to complete a task which she cannot ignore… Just when Raven decides to give up on her life as an assassin, she’s pulled right back in.


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Pauline Creeden is a horse trainer from Virginia, but writing is her therapy. In her fiction, she creates worlds that are both familiar and strange, often pulling the veil between dimensions. She becomes the main character in each of her stories, and because she has ADD, she will get bored if she pretends to be one person for too long.
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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Best of North Florida's Botanical Gardens

Escape, Relax, Discover or emerge yourself into one of Florida’s many botanical gardens. The hot tropical like climate of Florida makes it home to formal, historical and sometimes magical gardening. Plan a day trip to visit some of these botanical sanctuaries or plan a road trip and visit a few.  Late summer and early fall is a great time to take a drive and discover one or two of these beautiful areas.  We love Florida! 

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Decorating the home for Halloween

"Living at the Whiteheads Zoo was provided with a sample of Halloween products free of charge from Oriental Trading. We provided our honest opinion about our experience with the products below. "

Getting ready for Halloween is one of our favorite times of year.  I love fall, Halloween and everything in between.  Getting ready for Halloween has never been easier thanks to Oriental Trading.  I can prepare to decorate my home, get crafty in my classroom and even find Halloween costumes for the family all in one spot.  And trust me this busy Mama likes it when she discovers a one stop shop to make life easier.  Here are a few of the fun products we are decorating our home with this Halloween. Thank you Oriental Trading.

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Decorating the home for Halloween 
First , let me tell you about some of the Halloween decorating I am doing at home.  Oriental Trading has Zombie Flamingos friends.  You heard me right.  This Florida Girl just loves her flamingos . I had to have a zombie one to add to the front yard. Perfect for my garden area right?  Well the neighbors may be terrified (ha),  but this Florida girl loves her Halloween flamingos. The perfect scary Florida touch.  Here is a look:

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Zombie Flamingos for Halloween
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Zombie Flamingos in the garden for Halloween
I added just a touch of hot glue to the legs and around the holes under the body just to make sure they were good and secure when I attached them.  Then they were ready to add to the yard.   

I also picked out a flying witch from the Oriental Trading Halloween  collection.  I decided to Doctor it up just a tad by adding a sign " A witch and her little monsters live here." With some hot glue that's all I needed to have a super cute idea for my front door. I always have something on my door so I love finding Halloween door decor for under $10. How AWESOME is that?   Plus  this project  took me less than five minutes.  Perfect!

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"Halloween Door Decor"

If you loved this post stay tuned for our spooky, creative classroom crafts post. I have a room full of toddlers so lots of crazy fun has been happening . Plus I am going to reveal our family costumes for 2016.   I'm so excited.  

"Thank you Oriental Trading for providing us with some spooktacular products. We are having a blast with them. ." 

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Swan Princess Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today Now on DVD

Just released September 6th The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow, Pirate Today from Sony Pictures Entertainment. We were so excited about this new kids movie we thought it would be fun to have a movie night in its honor.  We received a really fun princess/pirate themed activity kit which made our night so much fun.

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Set Sail , be enchanted and be swept away. Are you a  princess or a pirate?  My son say's he is a king pirate :) Works for this Mama. Our favorite activity was coloring the Spy Glass.

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Pirate Today ;) 

He was so excited to open up this fun Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow Pirate Today Activity Kit. He Kept saying , "Someone really must like me."  I thought that was so cute.  I love making him happy.  

The movie has a run time of 79 minutes and is rated PG.  I found this to be a great length for a kid friendly movie night and also is very age appropriate. 

Synopsis:  With her parents away for the summer, fun loving, young Princess Alise must spend her time with Queen Uberta , training to be the perfect, proper royal princess . But what she really wants is to become a swash buckling pirate! Princess Alise sets sail with Lord Rogers, Jean-Bob the frog and Speed the turtle on a bold, high seas journey filled with amazing adventure, danger and discovery.  After a shipwreck leaves the brave crew stranded on a wild, mysterious island, they meet Lucas a young boy who has been living in seclusion.  Now the faithful friends must work together to escape the island and the ferociously hungry creatures that dwell there. 

Directed by Richard Rich from a story by Richard Rich and Brian Nissen, The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow , Pirate Today was produced by Richard Rich, Seldon O.Young, and Jared F. Brown, with Seldon O. Young serving as executive Producer. 

Culver City, Calif. (JUNE 27, 2016) - Get ready for a wash-buckling, feature length adventure with the Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow  Pirate Today .  The sixth installment of the beloved animated franchise follows young Princess Alise and her friends as they embark on a pirate quest that leaves them stranded on a mysterious island.  Featuring fan favorite characters and all new faces the wholesome film is the perfect fit for a new generation of Swan Princess fans. 

The Swan Princess: Princess Tomorrow Pirate Today DVD features all new bonus content including a "Sing Along: A Pirate Today." the featurette "Meet Alise & Lucas," where fans go behind the scenes with voice talent Jayden Isabel (Alise) and Grant Durazzo (Lucas); and "I'll be Your Star," a featurette that follows "The X Factor," star Macy Kate into the studio while she records her new song for the film and explains her affinity for the Swan Princess franchise. 


  • Sing Along : A Pirate Today
  • Featurettes: Meet Alise & Lucas and I'll be Your Star
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All You Need is a Bucket of Popcorn and then get ready to enjoy the show! WE love Family Movie Nights. Thank you for a great movie to enjoy family time Sony Home Entertainment

"This post was brought to you by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Living at the Whiteheads Zoo received the above princess/pirate themed activity kit  complimentary in exchange for an honest review. All opinions shared here are our own." 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Early Bird Sale for Digital Media Academy Summer Camp

"Living at the Whiteheads Zoo is bringing you this post as part of the US Family Guide Blogger program. Digital Media Academy and US Family provided us with the information in this post.   All opinions hear are our own. "
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Digital Media Academy for Summer Camp 2017
  It's never too soon to start thinking about summer. Right?  We think not. We wanted to tell you about a camp and a pre-season sale for summer 2017.  After it all it won't be that long and you'll be thinking what are we going to do for summer?  

Save BIG on camp next summer when you take advantage of our pre-season sale - the lowest prices of the year on everything from camp to online courses to housing.

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Lock in this early bird pricing today when you purchase your Pre-Season Voucher and redeem it as early as November 1st when we announce our 2017 camp lineup!

Your pre-season voucher is fully refundable until March 31, 2017 and can be transferred to any of your friends or family in case your plans change (or you want to get a head start on that holiday shopping list). 

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Need help picking the perfect camp experience for your young creator? We are ready to help! Chat, call, or email us anytime! (link to each contact option)

So what are you waiting for? The Pre-Season Sale ends October 3rd!

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Charming and unique Florida Bed and Breakfast

Quite , whimsical a little bit different from your every day get away. Try one of Florida’s charming Bed & Breakfast. Staying at a bed and breakfast is definitely different from the hustle bustle of a hotel. You will probably meet the owners during your stay, you will possibly dine among other guests for breakfast or happy hour. It’s a great way to meet people. There is plenty of history and charm in the homes that have been restored and brought back to life. A few may even be said to have a ghost romping about.

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Amelia Island’s Williams House is a hidden pre-Civil War gem in Fernandina Beach. The home is beautiful, wilth antique furniture , an amazing stair case and even stained glass. If you prefer not to stay in the main house ask for the Carriage house. You can explore the historical beach town by foot or rent a bike for the day. Have a romantic evening with a horse drawn buggy or stay in. Williams House has plenty of charm with its front porch swing and gardens.
Florida House Inn is an old Florida hotel turned Bed and Breakfast. Southern Hospitalitiy and Southern cooking is in abundance at this Fernandina establishment. The Fried chicken is the bomb! Try one of the rooms with the claw foot bath tubs they are decorated lovely and how often do you get to enjoy a claw foot tub? Florida House is right in historic downtown so you can walk to just about everything. The innkeepers are amazing at helping you explore the area and discover the whimsy of Fernandina.
Bayfront Marin House in historic St.Augustine . The Bayfront Marin house offers guest a view of the bay. Some of the rooms even have private porches which is a sweet treat. Another thing the sets this bed and breakfast apart is the private entrances. Marin house offers an outstanding breakfast and happy hour for their guest every day. Walking distance to historic Saint Augustine this definitely a great little find.
Casablanca Inn on the Bay is great for a romantic get away or just some time away. We love the ambience of the Tini Martini Bar. When you stay you get a credit for the bar every night. The hospitality is top notch , the loation is great. The Casablanca is a great place to go and enjoy some time relaxing out front people watching .

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