Monday, August 14, 2017



I'm a proud owner of a red 2010 Toyota Corolla! I'm so in love and so grateful for all the help from Peter at Shepard Toyota. I couldn't have asked for a better car salesman. Before I get into the details, here's my new baby!
The first car I ever owned was a 1996 Saab when I was about 16 years old. The second car (which you can see behind the Corolla above) was a 2002 Saab 9-3 SE. I guess you could say I love the Saabs. But it was time to put the Sweden cars behind me and move on to the Japanese ones instead!
I've been in the market for a new car for a few months now. I went to Ford... and I hate Fords. I couldn't bring myself to get one. I went to Rockland Motor Company and they had crappy cars and offered little to no help. Finally I came to Shepard Toyota and that's where I met Peter!

Peter Gardiner instantly helped me find a car in my budget and let me take it for a test drive. That's where I feel in love with this red beauty.
Peter was very helpful and guided me every step of the way. If it wasn't for him, I wouldn't be a proud owner of a 2010 Toyota Corolla.
The only downfall would be when I left the car dealership (to give Peter and his team time to contact the banks) they had trouble communicating. I had to keep calling them every few hours to get updates instead of the other way around. That would be the only negative thing I have to say.
Moving on...
I've only had this beauty for about a week now and everything seems to be working wonders! I'll keep this post updated if I find any issues with the vehicle.
Thank you SO much Peter and the team at Shepard Toyota for giving me such a beautiful and reliable car!
I highly recommend choosing Shepard Toyota if you're in the market for a new car!
Peter Gardiner, Sales Associate

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hazel's Take Out

Located in Rockland, Maine is a small food place that serves sausage sandwiches, French fries, lobster rolls, onion rings, cheese fries, burgers, and more.
The first time I went there, I was a little put off by the sausage sandwich. It wasn't the best and I was ready to never go there again. For some reason, I decided to go there once more, and if it wasn't good this time, then I was for sure never returning. I ordered the same thing I did last, a sausage sandwich with green peppers and onions with fries. I am so beyond happy I went back and gave Hazel's Take Out another try. It was like heaven.
I have only tried their sausage sandwiches and fries, but they were by far the best I have ever had. I highly recommend them!
Another reason I am writing a glowing review is for their staff. I've been there a few times now and each time their staff has been so polite and nice. They have never once messed up my order. They always treat me with respect.
Hazel's Take Out deserves five stars. I'm looking forward to trying new food from this hidden gem.
(207) 594-5940
557 Old County Rd
Rockland, ME 04841

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Bachelorette 2017 FINAL THREE MEN!

It's been a long journey for Rachel on her way to find love. She's had her heart broken on live TV in front of millions of people. She opened herself up again to about thirty men in the hopes to find her forever love. Now it's finally time for her to make that tough and heart-rending decision. Rachel needs to pick between three men that she has come to have feelings for. Who do you think will be the last man standing?
Will it be Bryan?
The man Rachel was scared to fall for because it seemed all too easy. At the beginning, she was hesitant to let her guard down with him because he was too charming. But, we all knew he was a front runner for Rachel's heart. He's my #1 pick! My spidey senses are telling me he will be the one in the end to win over the bachelorette.
Will it be Eric?
The 29 year old personal trainer that has a smile to swoon for. Rachel and Eric always seemed to click and have so much in common. Some were jealous enough of him to make Rachel question his intentions. (*cough cough Lee cough cough*) But, will his good looks make him the last man standing?
Will it be Peter?

Oh, Peter. Mr. Sweetheart. Such a beautiful smile he has. Eric has some major competition there. The man who romantically got Ms. Bachelorette Rachel in a hot tub while the other guys sat in another room. That was one of the most intimate and passionate scenes on this season of The Bachelorette. His body is to die for and he has a heart of gold. It's a win win! But, will all that be enough for Rachel?
Who do you think will win the key to Rachel's heart?

Upcoming Event

Maine Lobster Festival 2017
Rockland, Maine
Book Signing in the Marine Tent
August 4th & 5th
11 - 2 PM
Come buy a book and chat! Looking forward to seeing everyone! :)
Pictures from the Maine Lobster Festival 2015 and 2016

Monday, July 31, 2017

Queen of the South

I have a new TV show addiction... Can you guess what it is?! Well, it is very obvious. QUEEN OF THE SOUTH! Where has this show been my whole life? If you know me, then you know I'm a TV show fanatic. I love getting my binge on. Who doesn't?

In this world, you don't become what you want, you become what you have to.  

Queen of the South first aired on June 23, 2016. ONE DAY BEFORE MY BIRTHDAY! Why did it take me over a year to watch it? Errrr.

Here's what it's about according to Google:
Teresa flees Mexico after her drug-runner boyfriend is murdered. Settling in Dallas she looks to become the country's reigning drug smuggler and to avenge her lover's murder.

Here's one reason why I love it: James.

Hello, hotness! Peter Gadiot stars as James in Queen of the South. James works for Camila's cartel in Texas as a drug-runner and has worked his way up to be her #2. James is my type of bad boy (minus the drug-runner career). Let me just leave a million pictures of him below for you.


Who is this Camila that James works for? Just the baddest bitch who you should never dare cross. She even looks like someone you would never want to mess with. #BadassBitch

Life is for the living. Now pull yourself together, we still have work to do.  

Camila Vargas (played by Verónica Falcón) is the leader of one of the upcoming cartel's in Texas. She's the wife of Mexico drug cartel leader, Epifanio. Do they get along? Not so much. They both compete with each other through the series, and Camila would love nothing more than to destroy her husband's business.

Women in this business, we can not afford to look weak. Don't ever make that mistake again.  

I've mentioned everyone except for the MAIN CHARACTER. Teresa Mendoza.

Here's what USA Network has to say about her:
Teresa Mendoza is a poor young woman from the “barrio” of Jalisco, Mexico who found a way to rise above her hopeless conditions—first by falling in love with a successful member of a drug cartel, then eventually by creating her own powerful drug empire and becoming one of the wealthiest women in the world.

So you think Camila is a bad bitch? Well, Teresa is rising to the top. Throughout the seasons, you will see Teresa change abruptly and work side by side with the one and only Camila Vargas.

Check out Queen of the South on Netflix and on USA Network every Thursday night at 10/9c. Get your binge going! #QueenOfTheSouth

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Bachelorette— Rachel 2017— My top picks for the Final Four Men and the Final Rose

#TheBachelorette is going strong and there are tons of amazing men. I'm routing for Rachel to find her fairytale ending. I hope she finds love and I've heard rumors that she has!
I'm a die hard Bachelor(ette) fan, something I'm sure everyone already knows about me. And yes, I play Bachelorette Fantasy League. I'll show you mine if you show me yours. 
Here are my top picks for the Final Four Men and the Final Rose. Are you ready?
 Kenny, 35, a professional wrestler from Las Vegas, NV.
 Bryan, 37, a chiropractor from Miami, FL.
 Dean, 26, a startup recruiter from Venice, CA.
 Peter, 31, a business owner from Madison, WI.
 P.S. I'm hoping that DEAN is the next BACHELOR!!!!!

Monday, June 12, 2017


For only $0.99 now!!!

Title: Blissful Disaster
Author: Amy L. Gale
Genre: Romance
Publisher: 5 Prince Publishing
Sale Date: June 11th-17th
Hosted By: Beautiful Promotions

One night stands.
Career-driven Ali Whitman, never dreamed of having one, until she finds herself waking up next to a handsome tattooed man she knows nothing about. After celebrating her promotion to field reporter at Entertainment Rocks! magazine, she breaks her number one rule - to focus on work without the distraction of the opposite sex.

Tyler Young lives by his own set. As bassist for Devil’s Garden, he exudes sexual energy and lives for the moment; no strings attached, no regrets, and no looking... back.

When the two are brought face to face during an interview it goes sour, sparking a string of disasters. As their feelings for each other grow, they find themselves living by a new set of rules, but demons from the past haunt their new found love. Is it possible to crawl from the ashes of the aftermath or will it all go down in flames?

Perfect bliss or complete disaster?



 Author Amy L. Gale

Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes.  She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach.  She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.  
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