Free Ebook!

Author Dorlana Vann is excited to announce that her romantic comedy, The Trouble with Scarecrows, (Kindle eBook edition) is free on Amazon for a limited time.  You can get your copy now thru June 16, 2017.

The story has new dating terms and concepts, outrageous shenanigans, a touch of magical realism, twists and turns, broken hearts, seduction, food, and of course romance.

 A scarecrow is the opposite of a wingman, a dating decoy used to scare away any “crows” who are giving unwanted attention, making it difficult for the right man to have a clear shot.

Thirty-year-old Brenda Fisher believes the best way to get over her ex is to face her past and find a new guy. She knows the type of man she needs in her life … and the type of man she does not, which includes alpha males like Neal Parker.

Neal Parker’s friend and former boss, Larry White, had been gracious enough to let him stay at his old apartment rent-free while Neal pursues his culinary degree. But now the owner of the multiplex–Larry’s high-strung ex-girlfriend, Brenda Fisher–is threatening to sell it out from underneath him. Brenda is possibly the sexiest woman Neal has ever met. Nevertheless, he’s aware of her past destructive relationship with Larry and knows it’s best to stay clear.

When Neal finds out Brenda might be in need of some help in the romance department, he tries to trick her into an exchange: scarecrow services for the apartment. Brenda does not appreciate being manipulated. She ups the stakes, and if Neal wants the future he’d planned, he’ll have to play by her rules.

You can get your free copy here!

Amazon.com

Amazon.UK

Welcome New Sponsor – Pretty Byrd Designs!

A huge welcome to our newest sponsor, Pretty Byrd Designs!

Beth Byrd of Pretty Byrd Designs has been a friend for some time now and has always been very supportive of Yum Factor 10, so it is quite thrilling for her to join our Yum Factor 10 family as a sponsor.

Beth is a super talented lady and is quite the genius when it comes to paper creations.  She has her own Etsy shop where she features her designs that include mini journals (I have 2!), cards for every occasion, note cards, keepsake boxes and more.

I hope you’ll stop by and visit Beth and see all of her gorgeous designs.  She also loves receiving custom order requests and is FANTASTIC at fulfilling them.  I have personally requested two custom orders, and they have turned out even more beautiful than I could ever imagine.  I recently requested a very sentimental card, and it turned out so wonderful it actually made me cry.

When you stop by Pretty Byrd Designs, you’ll see that Beth has a 5 star rating and many many raves from very happy customers.  She designs with love, from her heart.

Pretty Byrd Designs Etsy Shop

Till next time, stay wonderful!

Jfay

The Shabby Cowgirl

The name may say shabby, but this lady’s work is certainly full of charm.  Good ol’ Southern – or Texas charm, to be more specific.

Trisha Clement of The Shabby Cowgirl is stamping out these very charming pieces of jewelry in New Braunfels, TX.  Trisha says stamping metal is her passion, and that she’s been making jewelry for friends and family for about four years now.

Her inspirations are very apparent in her work, and stole my heart immediately.  I love being a Texan and love everything that celebrates being a Texan, and I love all the pop culture that she brings in to her work as well.  So yeah, she had me hooked quite quickly!

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My Favorite Homemade Burger

Hey All!

Do you love making mouth-watering delicious burgers at home?

Me too, and I’ve been on a quest to do just that!

I am a (sort of) new meat eater, and after a 20 year hiatus, I have been trying different ways to make homemade burgers that are, well, awesome!

After quite a few different attempts and trying different types of ground beef, this is the “formula” my husband and I came up with that we both enjoy, so I thought I’d share the Yum with you.

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Vinyl Record Art

Now, these are cool!

And cool in so many ways.

Seems like vinyl is making a comeback, which is awesome.  Vinyl records are collectible on their own, but now they have become art!  And very cool art!  And they’re clocks!  I’m obsessed with clocks!

I came across Vinyl Shop US on Etsy,  while searching for inspirational wall art.  They have a vinyl art piece that came up in search that says Live, Love, Laugh, and that caught my attention.  Then upon further inspection, look what I found!

Elvis!

I was definitely hooked!

Then Sinatra…

And MJ…

I’m like a kid in a candy store at this point!

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In Search of the Best Burger, Part Deux

Upon my return to eating meat after twenty years, I decided that if I was going to do it, I was going to do it right.

So with that I’ve been trying different methods at home for the most delicious preparations for beef and of course searching for the best beef when desiring to dine out.

My favorites so far are roast beef and steak.  Burgers seemed to have landed in third, so the quest began for tasty burgers – both at home and for dining out.

So it’s like a fresh palate on a mission!

We visited Zachary’s Cajun Cafe in Kingwood, TX over a month ago and my burger experience there was FABULOUS!!!  There is a blog post here about Zachary’s and that visit. Quest for the Best Burger in Town and Conquering the Bayou Beast.

I’ve been to several other restaurants since then and have ordered other burgers, but so far no new burger fabulousness to report on as of yet.  Here on Yum Factor 10 it’s all about the YUM.  If it falls short, there are no bad reports, just no report.

But I will tell you, I was really wanting a good burger about a week ago, so instead of trying another spot I did return to Zachary’s for Kingwood’s Best Burger, and yep – It was just as delicious the second time around.  If not even more so!

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Chris Blue on The Voice!

5/24/17 Blog Post Update!

HUGE CONGRATS TO CHRIS BLUE

The Voice Winner!!!

I knew he could do it!  So happy for Chris and for Team Alicia’s first win!!

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Oh my goodness!

Did you catch The Voice last night?

Spoiler alert to those who may have not.

What an amazing performance by Chris Blue on Alicia Keys’ team.  He covered Bruno Mars’ 24K Magic.  And it was magic!  He is so freaking good!

Photo: NBC Tyler Golden/NBC

Not only his singing but those moves!  I was like WOW!!!  Totally blown away.

Fingers crossed he’ll still be in the competition after tonight’s eliminations.  Alicia and Blake both say that he’s unstoppable, and according to what I heard and saw, I’m with them 100%!

Go Chris Go!

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My First Birchbox!

How exciting to receive a box of goodies in the mail!

My first Birchbox arrived today filled with all kinds of new beauty products to try.

It came in a bubble envelope and inside was a sealed box and my free gift for signing up.

Upon opening the sealed box, voila! The famous Birchbox box!

I know… I’m easily amused!  That’s what my husband tells me all the time.

When you sign up for Birchbox, they ask you questions about yourself so that they can customize the contents of your box.  Questions about your skincare type and needs, your hair type, your beauty care preferences, etc.

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