Archives for October 6, 2015

The 50 States Fun Fact Blog Extravaganza! Introducing California!

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New Children’s Book Explores the U.S.A with 50 Fact-filled Maps! The 50 States Will Be a Sure Hit with Kids and Parents
Children will be inspired by the inventiveness, beauty and diversity of the United States in this lavishly-illustrated collect of fact-filled maps. There are thousands of wondrous locations to be explored, hundreds of historical moments to discover, and the book also includes information on hundreds of people who helped make America what it is today.

Features 50 state maps, annotated with key cultural icons, including famous people,  inventions, events, food, and monuments
Each spread also includes a key historical timeline.

Introducing California!

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You really learn really cool facts such as:

DISNEYLAND CA DISNEYLAND was built on 160 acres of orange groves.
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE CA GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE A team of 50 ironworkers and painters maintain San Francisco’s most famous bridge. D: icon
GRIZZLY BEARS CA GRIZZLY BEARS These nocturnal omnivores weigh up to 800 pounds and can run at up to 35 miles per hour. D: icon
HOLLYWOOD CA HOLLYWOOD The letters of the iconic Hollywood sign stand 45 feet tall.

Look for this book today! Educational and fun for children and adults of all ages!

Self Disclosure: I did not received any compensation to post. I participated in The 50 States Fun Fact Blog Extravaganza! I have already reviewed this book and highly recommend. 

Melitta Cafe De Europa Coffee? YES, Please! Check out some recipes for Game Day too!

Caramel Macchiato   Hazelnut Creme Brulee  Parisian Vanilla

I love coffee and I don’t think it is a big secret that Melitta is an absolute favorite of mine!

With football season upon us, it’s time to talk tailgating! Whether relaxing with friends outside the stadium or watching the game at home, there are many ways coffee can perk up your spread this fall. Melitta – a brand well-recognized for exceptional quality in all aspects of coffee and coffee preparation – has a number of delicious coffee-infused recipes perfect for football season.


Try a selection of our easy-to-make (and easy-to-pack) bite-sized snacks, sauces and desserts for a tasty NFL or college game day:


Also, their flavored coffees are a big hit with me for the Fall! I received a few flavors to try and think that they are all just perfect for this Fall! I really couldn’t choose my absolute favorite! The Café de Europa Caramel Macchiatto is a rich blend of vanilla and caramel and tastes delicious! The Café de Europa Hazlenut Creme Brulee also has the sweet caramel and a vanilla taste but also a hazelnut taste. I also tried the Café de Europa Parisian Vanilla, which was sweet and creamy vanilla. I like to drink this one and daydream that I am in Paris! Find these favorites of mine at Melitta. You can also find a store locator on their website.

Self Disclosure: I received free samples to facilitate this post. Photo Credit/Recipes: Melitta.

#1 Paranormal books & $150 Paypal Cash Giveaway Don't miss this Giveaway!

Just in time for Halloween! You don’t want to miss this giveaway!

It’s that time of year when the ghost and spooks come out to play. What would you do if a paranormal being was haunting your house? Run? Hide? Confront them? Maybe you could take a page from some of the things the characters do in Michael Phillip Cash‘s paranormal books. Have you read them yet?

 The Hanging Tree. Set amid the eerie backdrop of Long Island, an area famously steeped in old legend, two young would-be lovers contemplate their future while visits from those who have come before them reveal the lure of fate…and the power of free will.
Remy Galway and her daughter Olivia are rebuilding their life after a failed marriage in a 300 year old cottage in historic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Little do they know, another occupant is lurking in the haven of their own home. Will the After House be their shelter or their tomb?


Julie and Brad Evans are house flippers. They buy low, clean out the old occupants junk, and try to make a profit. Enter Hemmings House on Bedlam Street in scenic Cold Spring Harbor, Long Island. Too good a deal to pass up, but with an ominous secret. The old Victorian Mansion has dwellers that do not want to be dispossessed. As the house reveals it’s past, will the couples marriage survive The Flip?
Sometimes life, as well as death, is about second chances. Luckless Telly Martin doesn’t have a clue. An awful gambler trying to scrape by as a professional poker player, he becomes the protégé of world famous poker champion Clutch Henderson. The only catch…Clutch is a ghost. Telly and Clutch must navigate the seedy gambling underbelly of Las Vegas learning to trust each other in order to win the elusive International Series of Poker, repair their shattered personal relationships and find redemption in this life and the hereafter. 

You can read my review here.

Paul Russo’s wife just died. While trying to get his family’s life back in order, Paul is being tormented by a demon who is holding his wife’s spirit hostage on the other side. His fate is intertwined with an old haunted mansion on the north shore of Long Island called Stillwell Manor. Paul must find clues dating back hundreds of years to set his wife’s soul free.
Wes Rockville, a disgraced law enforcement agent, is given one last chance to prove himself and save his career when he’s reassigned to a 232 year old secret government organization. The Witches Protection Program. His first assignment: uncover a billion-dollar Cosmetics company’s diabolical plan of using witchcraft for global domination, while protecting its heiress Morgan Pendragon from her aunt’s evil deeds. Reluctantly paired with veteran witch protector, Alastair Verne, Wes must learn to believe in both witches and himself.

How would you like to win all of these books and a screamingly good $150 Paypal cash? One winner will receive all of that. All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter below for your chance.

Oh, and if that is not all, three additional winners will win a set of paranormal books. Wow!

Don’t get spooked, hurry and enter today!

Disclosure: SoCal City Kids was asked to promote this giveaway on behalf of Away We Go Media and Michael Phillip Cash and was not compensated in any way for the post.
This is an international giveaway but if winners are outside of the US they will only receive Kindle versions of the books. The top winner for the Paypal will be paid in US dollars only. The winner must have an active Paypal account.
Winners will be chose at random by All entries will be verified. The giveaway begins Oct. 6 at Midnight CST and ends. Oct. 21 at Midnight CST.

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