Nicole Etolen

Nicole is freelance writer, blogger, and mom to a wild, wacky 8-year-old boy. She is addicted to coffee, tends to hoard books, and watches way too much television. Her favorite thing about being a writer is wearing her pajamas to work every day!

Get A Clean-Free Weekend with Mr. Clean’s Liquid Muscle + Giveaway #CleanFreeWeekend

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This review and giveaway was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Mr. Clean. I was provided the featured product free along with a gift card to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.  This week has been a flurry of cleaning activity. My aunt is coming to pick up my mom to take her to my brother’s for a week. She’ll be here a total of five minutes, but my mom feels the need to ensure that every single surface in the house is “white-glove” ready. Not exactly an easy feat when you live with these guys: Especially when you combine […] Read more »

Pamper Yourself with Aromatherapy Goodness from Calgon

Pamper Yourself with Aromatherapy Goodness from Calgon

I received complimentary aromatherapy bath products from Calgon, Body Fantasies and Designer Imposters to facilitate this review. All opinions, of course, are my own. Have you ever had just one incredibly stressful month? I’m talking the kind of month that has you pretty much ready to head to a padded room just to escape. THAT has been my month. As you may know, I’m getting a partial hysterectomy next month. So I have that weighing on my mind. It’s just in time too, because my most recent period was enough to make me want to claw my eyes out in pain. […] Read more »

Unfinished Business Book Blast: Prize Pack Giveaway

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An Angela Panther Novel Stay at home mom Angela Panther is living the good life. Happily married with two kids, a house in the suburbs and, a fantabulous best friend, she’s got it all. But hours after Angela’s mother dies, her ghost pops in for a visit, leaving the door to the other side wide open. Suddenly Angela’s life is jam-packed with ghosts – ghosts that need her help. Now Angela must find a way to balance the needs of the living along with the unfinished business of the dead, all while keeping her mother’s ghost in line. Hilarious and […] Read more »

Join the Literary Addicts Spring Into Books Event!

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Welcome to the Spring Event April 18 – March 5We are having a Book Blast and Virtual Book Party. Check out the books sponsoring and content below Even in a world of freaks, being a Firestarter is considered a dangerous Gift. Lucy was born with the ability to create and control fire. She longs to leave the human world for one filled with Earthshakers, Transporters, and Chameleons, to name a few. When she rejoins the circus, it’s everything she hoped it could be—new friends, a potential love interest or two, and a place where she can be herself. When troupe […] Read more »

Club Pluto Book Blast: $25 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway

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Andreas – Dubai Genre: BDSM/erotic romance Releasing May, 2014 One determined Journalist…. Freelance journalist, Genevieve Parker, has just been handed the biggest story of her career. But there’s one problem…Going undercover as a submissive in one of the most exclusive BDSM clubs in the world was more than she bargained for. But that’s nothing compared to the man she meets there. Andreas Contos. Her assignment. Gorgeous. Powerful. Mysterious. Genevieve is fascinated…intrigued. But does her intense attraction and willingness to go places with him she’s never gone before sexually really have to do with writing her exposé? Feeling confused and overwhelmed, […] Read more »

Take Better Flash Photos with Gary Fong Puffer Plus

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I received complimentary Gary Fong Puffer products to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own. I’ve had my new Canon Rebel camera for about two months now and honestly, I’m still pretty much shooting in auto mode. I have gotten adventurous a few times and tried messing with aperture and shutter speed, but for the most part, I really need more time to learn. One thing that I really wanted to improve was my flash photography. I know, you’re supposed to take pictures in natural lighting whenever possible. Well, guess what? Sometimes I don’t get to work on pictures […] Read more »

Find the Best Purebred Dog for Your Family with American Kennel Club

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This post brought to you by American Kennel Club. All opinions are 100% mine. I am a dog person. While I have cats, I’ve always been closest to my pups. I can’t imagine life without a dog! My whole family loves dogs, actually. My aunt just got a purebred Irish Wolfhound pup, while my brother and sister-in-law tend to go with smaller breeds like the Miniature Dachshund. Talk about two complete ends of the size spectrum! They do have one thing in common, though, both chose the breeds that they chose because of the predictable nature of the purebreeds. Rescue […] Read more »

Create Your Own 5-Star Vacation Story in Puerto Rico

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This post brought to you by Puerto Rico, The All-Star Island. All opinions are 100% mine. About four years ago, I had the chance of a lifetime to go on a cruise with my son. We went along with my aunt, uncle and cousin. Jacob was 5 at the time. One of our stops on the journey was San Juan, in Puerto Rico. We were only there for a few hours, but I saw enough to know that I want to go back for a longer vacation! Exploring Puerto Rico for an Afternoon We had arranged a tour on a […] Read more »

Design Your Own Shoes with Reebok Skyscape Giveaway

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This Reebok Skyscraper post contains affiliate links. The giveaway portion is sponsored by Reebok. All opinions are my own. I feel like I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect pair of sneakers my whole life. I’ve found a few that came close at first, but when I put them to the test (namely, a rock-hard mall floor during the Christmas and Easter season), they fall a bit short. The last two weeks, I’ve been back to working in the mall at my seasonal job, which means long hours on my feet. I’ve actually come home crying because my feet […] Read more »

Unsurpassed Release Day Book Blast

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Book 1 in the No Rival series Aubree is infatuated with two men, Max and Ryan. The two former Marines have been her close friends ever since she made her first misguided attempt at joining their kickboxing classes. When the pair invites her to join them at a weekend party thrown by Drew, a famous MMA champion, she has no idea what they have in mind. After spending one hot ménage night with the pair, Aubree learns the men’s intentions are not all about her. Feeling betrayed, Aubree turns to Drew who is also tugging at her heart. She must […] Read more »