This Summer’s Beach Read: The Marriage Pact

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense #books ad #TheMarriagePact

As you know, I just got back from my own vacation this week!

After three refreshing and relaxing days in Cape Cod, we’re home and more energized than ever. The thing about the trip that was so good is that I truly relaxed. I can’t say I do that often. I doubled up on my work late last week, just so I could have a few days without work. The phone doesn’t work at the glistening beaches anyway, which is an awesome reminder to connect with family, take a few naps (with sunscreen on, of course) and catch up on my favorite pastime of all time.

Reading. And in a favorite sundress, no less!

I had gotten The Marriage Pact just a day or two before we left, so suffice it to say, this juicy book was NEVER far from my beach bag lineup – good snacks, water, seashell collector, sunscreen, sunglasses, towel, GREAT book. Check!

The book asks how far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? This book is a relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense and it will answer the question – how far is too far? Alice and Jake are picture-perfect newlyweds – a singer-turned-lawyer and a partner in a psychology practice, respectively. Their lives hold endless possibilities, and receive an enticing wedding gift to join an exclusive and mysterious group called – The Pact. What happens in The Pact?

You have to read to find out!

Summer is the PERFECT time for taking a break from everyday life and escaping into a different world through a book. And what better escape on the beach than a thrilling, exciting new psychological page-turner by Michelle Richmond?

Even my cat wants to read it!

How far is too far when it comes to protecting your marriage? Find out in this relentlessly paced novel of psychological suspense #books ad #TheMarriagePact

Click HERE to see what others had to say about this awesome book, and grab your copy of The Marriage Pact today!

Enjoy!

How to Love Your Cats Back With Meow Mix

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

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I think it’s safe to say that my cat, Juniper, loves me!

I always staunchly stated that I was simply NOT a cat person, nor would I ever be one. I have always preferred dogs and their obvious friendliness and complete willingness to do anything fun and/or snuggly. Never did I realize that a beautiful grey and white cat would slip into our house (after being handpicked by Scarlet at the shelter) and then slip into my heart. Subtly. It wasn’t instant, but what amazing things ever develop instantly? When I work, she snuggles next to my foot in my office.

I’d have to have a heart of stone not to love her back, considering the way she loves me. She sleeps on my knees on the coldest of days, and lies on the cool floor in front of me on the hottest of days. Juniper follows me EVERYWHERE I go, and waits patiently for me on the bathroom floor while I shower. She greets me in the morning with a chirpy meow and rises herself on two legs to feel a good head scratch from my fingers. What can I say, except that it’s total love. Mutual love!

So how do I give back to the cat who gives me everything she’s got? Simple! Meow Mix from Walmart!

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We are a Meow Mix family, through and through. It’s because it has great taste (just ask Juniper) and it’s high quality – made with wholesome ingredients and the irresistible taste that will show your cat that you love her back. I am especially impressed with their great selection among different textures and flavors, including Bistro Rotisserie Chicken Flavor dry food, Tuna and Shrimp Lovers wet food, and Brushing Bites treats made with chicken. It’s so easy to find food/treats for Juniper.

The thing is, when you become a cat owner later in life, you really appreciate every aspect of what makes your cat so special. I didn’t grow up with cats – I grew up with dogs. When I expected my cat to be like a dog, I came up short. When I learned to embrace how amazing she is, that’s when I fell in love. It’s the purring on my shoulder and the kneading on my comforter in the winter. It’s the way she gets the “zoomies” at 10:00pm every night and races around the house after her toys, and the kids’ toys. She is soothing to my skin with her soft fur, and she makes me feel better when I’m down. I love that she’s independent sometimes, and other times, she needs big snuggles. She reminds me of ME more than she knows.

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And that’s why we give her Meow Mix – we’re showing her we love her back!

Meow Mix is a trusted brand that helps strengthen the bond between Juniper and me. The Walmart right in our town has an amazing pet food section, with everything I could want for cat foods and treats. I’m certain Juniper recognizes the packaging. When I come home from Walmart with a bag full of food and treats, she comes running to look into the bag.

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Now THIS is the face of a happy, playful cat!

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The bottom line? Juniper is important to us – and we want her to eat great and feel great. Meow Mix is perfect for her personality and her tastes. It’s also an incredible way for me to bond with her even more, and for her to know I care.

What’s YOUR favorite trait about your cat? I want to hear about it!