Friday, June 10, 2016

Join Us in Reading Anna's Crossing

Join our book club In July we will be discussing Anna's Crossing (Amish Beginnings) by Suzanne Woods Fisher. We invite you to join us in Wrightsville Pennsylvania on July 14th for in-person meeting. Just go on Facebook and ask to join Books and Cocktails Or, if you can't make the face to face discussion join us in a discussion on Goodreads in the group Pennsylvania.

Here is Goodreads description of Anna's crossing:

 When Anna Konig first meets Bairn, the Scottish ship carpenter of the "Charming Nancy," their encounter is anything but pleasant. Anna is on the ship only to ensure the safe arrival of her loved ones to the New World. Hardened by years of living at sea, Bairn resents toting these naive farmers--dubbed "Peculiars" by deckhands--across the ocean. As delays, storms, illness, and diminishing provisions afflict crew and passengers alike, Bairn finds himself drawn to Anna's serene nature. For her part, Anna can't seem to stay below deck and far away from the aloof ship's carpenter, despite warnings.
When an act of sacrifice leaves Anna in a perilous situation, Bairn discovers he may not have left his faith as firmly in the past as he thought. But has the revelation come too late?
Amish fiction favorite Suzanne Woods Fisher brings her fans back to the beginning of Amish life in America with this fascinating glimpse into the first ocean crossing as seen through the eyes of a devout young woman and an irreverent man. Blending the worlds of Amish and historical fiction, Fisher is sure to delight her longtime fans even as she attracts new ones with her superb and always surprise-filled writing.

What others are saying about Anna's Crossing

Publisher’s Weekly said, “This book is a winner.”

Romantic Times gave it four stars.

Booklist said, "Fisher takes readers on an incredible journey in the first of her new Amish Beginnings series. Tracking a 1737 voyage of early Amish immigrants, this inspirational novel is rich in nautical and religious history and authentic detail… Those who summon the courage to read about the raw immigrant experience on this treacherous crossing will find a deeply satisfying story of conviction and hope." And USA Today is going to feature it in their ‘Happy Ever After’ section.

Pick up your copy of Anna's Crossing (Amish Beginnings)today!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Say Goodbye to Lancaster's Golden Arch. I love the old retro sign at 1755 Columbia Avenue, but the sign will be coming down next month. The sign was first installed in 1962 when McDonald's first came to Lancaster County. The sign is in need of much repair and parts cannot be found for it.The once glorious arch will be turned into a heap of rubble. The owners tried for a few years without success of finding someone to take the sign.

I love old signs; I wish they would of found someone. Oh well, I will still have my memories as a child of seeing the sign and getting excited because I knew in a few short moments I was going to be joyously eating my Happy Meal with its delicious golden fries and much sought after prize in it.

See more at Lancaster Online

Monday, May 25, 2015

Wearever Leak-Control Underwear for Men and Women Review + Giveaway

I chose this Wearever leak-control underwear to review not because I have a serious problem with leaking but, accidents do happen. I was given the product for free to do an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. When I am traveling or hiking and going for extended periods without the restroom I am more prone to have a bathroom emergency. You have been holding your bladder for awhile and one big sneeze...and whoops, you know what happens!

So, I wore them all around town on different days. I also wore them at a long outdoor party and another long day of outdoor adventures. They are nice because they keep you dry and are not uncomfortable ad bulky. If I had a chronic problem with bladder issues. These are the underwear I would choose to wear. They come in different colors and styles to choose from. In both men and womens.

They hold up through many washings and they retain there shape. For a person that may struggle with incontinence this a plus. That fact that they can be re-used is awesome. Not only will you save money but you will also be helping the environment. No more throwaway that are just added to the already overflowing landfills. They trap liquid and have odor-protection which gives you the confidence you need to get through your day.

Wearever will be giving a pair away to one luck winner. Please leave a comment below on why you would like a pair. One entry per person. Multiple entries will be discarded. Contest ends 5pm May 25, 2015

Visit to get yours today.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Business to Business Bartering in PA Dutch Country

Why Join a Barter Exchange?

Top Five Reasons:

1.) Improve Cash Flow Sometimes as businesses we have excess or slow moving inventory. Now, we have modern barter that turns those unused products and unfilled time into much needed goods and services. Unless your billing %100 of your time or have every table/hotel room filled, and products flying off the shelves then barter is for you.

2.) Helps Support Local Businesses and the Community When we barter with the businesses around us, we are in essence strengthening our community and developing relationships. We are providing opportunities to keep small businesses alive and well.

3.) Save Cash for Things You Really Need Let's admit it, Our economy is not always thriving. When we trade and barter for goods and services we need. We can store up our cash reserves for things that we might not able to barter such as electric or rent.

4.) Brings in New Business Statistics show that when you barter 95% of barter comes from new customers. That means, customers you didn't have. And now, your competitors don't have! Plus, the word of mouth that is getting out there about your business will attract even more customers.

5.) Its Recession Proof!

Monday, April 20, 2015

Bacchus Break Silicone Wine Glasses

I have to admit I was very excited to do this review. I love wine and I love to travel. I'm always hiking or going on some little excursion. So, I need things that are lightweight, portable, non-breakable, and easy to care for. Bacchus Break stemless wine glasses fit that bill.

The first thing I did when I took them out of the box was throw them. I'm sorry, but I just couldn't resist. I had to make sure they held up to their claim of non-breakable. All the photos you see are taken after I threw them So, after throwing them around and up against the wall and on the rocks outside. I washed them and let them air out for 24 hours as the manufacture suggests to get rid of any residual rubber type smell.

Then the fun began. I tested them with every kind of liquid imaginable. I had wine, juice, beer, soda, and water. I took them here there and everywhere. They are fun to use. Just be careful, and don't do I like did and grab them by the top. I went too quickly to grab it and reached at the top and ended up knocking it over. Hopefully in the future they will weight the bottoms down a little more to help clumsy people like myself. Of course their motto is "Because drunk people drop shit!". You gotta love a company with a sense of humor. So, I guess in all reality they had me in mind when they made them. I have to admit they were a bit strange at first but the more I used them the more I loved them.

Other things I like about them are:
* They are %100 freezer and dishwasher safe
* They help reduce landfill waste
* They partner with 1% For The Planet
* They have a no hassle money back guarantee

Bacchus Break Silicone Wine Glasses make great gifts. I already have some people in mind for Christmas and birthday presents. But shhh, don't tell them that!