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Thursday, April 16, 2015

You know how to save money, but do you know how to save your marriage?

Participating in the blog tour of my newest book, is the following book review posted by Shauna Wheelwright!   Thanks Shauna!

A review copy was provided

by Trina Boice

What Women Wish Guys Knew

Love is like baseball, so hit a home run in your relationship! With Trina Boice's advice, any man can learn how to step up to the plate. Learn tips, stats, and skills to make a powerful and lasting romance whether you're in the “minor leagues” of dating or the “major leagues” of married life.

Learn to:

Translate women’s thoughts into a sports language men can actually understand

Track your dating stats and plan strategies to up your game

Avoid foul balls, bad calls, and getting stuck in a pickle

Support each other with the occasional bunt or sacrifice fly

Cover all your bases—even when you’ve got kids on your team

With the right tools, you and your sweetheart can pitch a perfect game together every time you play. This is the perfect playbook for rookies and hall-of-famers alike.

My Review
Trina Boice is AMAZING and this book is INCREDIBLE!

Just look at some of the VERY FUN chapters in this book:

* Batter UP! The Game
* The Playbook: The Rules of Romance and Love Language
* Heavy Hitter: Be. A. Man
* Eyes on the Ball: Flirting Your Way to a First Date
* The Uniform: How to Look like a Knight in Shining Armor
* Sports Medicine: Win Over Her Heart and Funny Bone
* Catcher: Courting and Date Ideas
* Peanuts and Cracker Jacks: Kindness in a Nutshell

Her advice is SO. RIGHT. ON!

I absolutely LOVE the baseball theme. Want to get to know a girl? Learn her stats: favorite color, dessert, flower, etc.

And the end-of-chapter assignments are PHENOMENAL! Even the shyest of guys can accomplish the First Base assignment.

I LOVE that Trina doesn't just talk about these things...her son went out and "field-tested creative dating tips and has learned some really interesting things that he shares in each chapter." Cooper became the coach for the team (those reading this book.) I really appreciated his insight, for as he said "women talk about what they want, and guys talk about what women actually want."

EVERYONE should read this book!
Put your relationship first and foremost...grab a copy today!

First Base assignment: ADD TO GOODREADS
Home Run assignment: PURCHASE A COPY HERE

In the words of legendary sports announcer Harry Caray, "Hello everybody! It's a bee-yooo-tiful day for baseball!" You've bought this book and stepped up to the plate. That tells me you're really serious about improving your relationship with the woman in your life. Either that or she bought this book for you, and now you have to read it because you know she's going to ask you what you learned. Don't worry; it's not going to be that bad. After all, it's partly about baseball, and you love baseball! Romance and baseball are not all that different, actually. They're both skills that you can learn and enjoy for the rest of your life.

You could read an entire book about baseball statistics, but that wouldn't make you a better player out on the field, would it? You have to get out and practice! This book is designed to be read in small sections and put into practice. Read a little bit, and then try an idea or two to see what works for you and your sweetheart. I guarantee you're going to have a ball! (Terrible baseball puns will be included throughout this book in order to keep your eyes rolling and awake.)

Let me first state the obvious that women are different from men. And that's a good thing! A lot of men have a hard time trying to figure out what women want and how they think. It's not that difficult if you learn their language and appreciate the differences. To make it easier, we're going to use terms you might feel comfortable with: the language of baseball.

This book is written for both men who are still in the "minor league" (dating) and men who have been drafted into the "major league" (marriage). Getting a girl and keeping her are not all that different. Maybe you've been playing too much baseball and still don't have a woman in your life. This book can help you with that too! This book will help you find a quality woman you can marry and be with for eternity.

This book was conceived one day after my husband and I were discussing our relationship early in our marriage. He's going to get a lot of credit in this book for some of the really great things he does in our marriage. When I need to use him as an example of whatnot to do, I'll just tell you, "I have a friend whose husband..." so you'll never know if it's him or really a friend of mine. Hey, I don't want to get in trouble with my husband and end up sitting on the bench.

My husband, Tom, is really creative and has come up with some incredible gifts over the years. Early in our marriage, he really came through on big events such as anniversaries and birthdays, but then there were disappointing and somewhat alarming long dry spells with nothing. No flowers. No romance. Nada. Our conversations occurred during one of those dry spells and basically consisted of my pitiful complaints that I was feeling unloved and unappreciated. I suggested that maybe he could replace the few big efforts with more frequent, smaller ones. He thought about that for a few minutes and said, "Oh, it's just like baseball. Home runs are exciting but don't happen that often. It's the small, consistent base hits that win the game." In a baseball peanut shell, that's it!


Each chapter will contain some ideas you can put into practice to improve your current relationship or help you figure out how to get one! Even the greatest guy and the best relationship can use some tweaking every now and then. The first-base challenges are to help you ease into The Game. Go for second or third base to up your game. When you're ready to really knock it out of the park, try the home-run assignments.

Now, I'm not talking about rounding the bases in the traditional sense the world talks about it. I'm referring to bases as increasing efforts and bigger payoffs. What I mean is that if you're a beginner in the game of romance or want to start with something easy, then begin with the first-base assignments. They're simple to do, and you'll have some success. If you really want your girl to feel loved and appreciated, go for the home-run assignments. They require more effort, but the payoff is bigger too. "Happy wife, happy life," as people say.

First Base: Set this book out on a table so your girl will see it. Yeah, your buddies will make fun of you. That's okay though; you don't want to kiss your buddies.

Second Base: Put a bookmark somewhere in the book so she'll think you're actually reading it. Be prepared for her to ask you questions about it. Let her know it is the most fantastic book ever written.

Third Base: Read the doggone book already!

Home Run: Read the book with your girl. Ask her questions. Talk about it.

To keep the fire going, you have to continue adding some fuel, right? 
So grab some popcorn, peanuts, and Cracker Jacks and let's play ball.


This is a section that will be at the end of each chapter just for the ladies. Girls, you're not off the hook here. You have work to do too. A happy, healthy relationship includes two people.

About the Author
Trina Boice grew up in California, but currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada. She worked as a Legislative Assistant for a Congressman in Washington D.C., and was given the “Points of Light” Award and Presidential Volunteer Service Award for her domestic and international community service. She wrote a column called “The Boice Box” for a newspaper in Georgia, where she lived for 15 years. She taught Spanish at a private high school and ran an appraisal business with her husband for 20 years. She currently writes for several web sites and is the Entertainment News Editor for Bella Online. Trina was selected by KPBS in San Diego to be a political correspondent during the last presidential election.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

How to get FREE ebooks

Book lovers rejoice! The internet has made books so much 
more accessible, letting you find thousands of eBooks for 
absolutely no cost. Read on your eBook reader, your 
tablet, smartphone, laptop, or desktop computer. Here are 
3 of the best sites where you can download your free books.
Free eBooks
This site is a treasure trove for people who own a Kindle. The site
will refer you to thousands of free books straight from If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry – You
can download a Kindle app for your iPhone & iPad, your Android 
device, for Windows Phone, and even for the PC or Mac.

Free eBooks
Project Guttenburg is a free organization that wants to spread knowledge in the world. They offer several thousand titles, mainly in English but also in Czech, Portuguese, German and French.

Another great source for free eBooks is the aptly-named site, Offering their own collection of thousands of 
books, magazines, including many titles in Spanish and Portuguese.
Free eBooks

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More fun books by Trina Boice

I love saving money and helping others do the same! I thought you might like to see some of my more recent published books! My next one hits stores next month!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Drive traffic to your own web site or blog by participating in this fun blog tour!

Pick a date you would like to post a review for my newest book and I'll send my readers to YOUR blog!

I'm super excited about this fun relationship book I wrote with my son.  It uses baseball terminology to help guys understand how women think.  Perfect for single guys looking for Mrs. Right, as well as married guys hoping to score points with their sweetheart.

To sign up for the blog tour, simply reply to this post or contact me at Fans of Author Trina Boice on Facebook!

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals and deals 2014

We'll have hardly eaten our turkey dinner when the Black Friday and Cyber Monday steals and deals hit the stores!  Some have even started already!

Here are some great places to help you get started on your Christmas shopping list!

1) Amazon - Amazon offers something for everyone. The leading online giants are offering great discounts on a wide variety of items from nearly all major departments, which includes; household items, electronics, clothing apparel, toys, jewelry, and books. The best deals are the Lionel Train sets and Kenneth Cole watches for men. 

The Deals:
Buy one Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Toys get one free 
Up to 40% off Lionel Train sets
Up to 40% off popular books 
Up to 30% off Dyson products 
60% off Kenneth Cole men's watches
50% off Hush Puppies for boys 
2) Old Navy - When it comes to clothing, very few places can top Old Navy. Old Navy is a perfect place to buy jackets, fleece, sweaters, jeans, and pajamas. Old Navy is offering 5 Day Deals for 50% off all sleepwear, and an Early Bird Special for 30% off the entire store. Enter the code EARLYBIRD to cash in on the incredible savings. They are even featuring a giveaway on Black Friday where one lucky store shopper will win a million dollars in their Overnight Millionaire sweepstakes contest. 

The Deals: 
30% off anything in the entire store
50% off all sleepwear
Deals starting from $4

3) Target - Target is quite diverse when it comes to selling products. They sell clothing, electronics, toys, back-to-school stuff, and outdoor patios. You can find a wide assortment of great deals for sweaters and artifical Christmas trees by shopping their online store. The deal on toys is perfect for surprising your nieces, nephews or grandchildren on Christmas Day!    

The Deals:  
Buy 1 toy get another from the same brand at 50% off 
40% off sweaters
50% off artifical trees
Handbags and wallets that are 50% for the second item
Boots that are 50% off for the second pair 
25% off Christmas stockings. 

4) K-Mart - The major retailer specializes in low prices for just about any item you can think of. K-Mart is offering up Black Friday deals for children's toys, Christmas products and Lego sets, and household appliances. The Lego sets make ideal Christmas presents for kids. 

The Deals: 
30% off on vacuums
40% off Lego sets
Board games for under $10
10% off Christmas related products. 
If you're already a K-Mart Member, you can enter the codeHOMETHX15 to receive 15% off a wide assortment of househould items. 

5) Best Buy - Best Buy specializes in electronics and all sorts of gadgets for the tech lovers. Best Buy is offering some fantastic Black Friday deals on tablets, Samsung products, and desktop monitors. If you're not that tech savvy, you can always contact their Geek Squad for more info on electronic items. 
The Deals:
Samsung Galaxy S 5 Cell Phone for $1
Tablets starting from for $49.99
Amazon Fire TV Stick for $24.99

6) Staples - Staples makes shopping easy, especially when all you need to do is click a mouse to complete a transaction! Staples offers a variety of office equipment, school supplies and electronics. The best deal, by far, is The Boxflex WR30M Pro Strapless Heart Rate Monitor. It was $129.99 before and is selling for only $9.99 during Black Friday. You can't go wrong there!

The Deals:
The Boxflex WR30M Pro Strapless Heart Rate Monitor for $9.99
Beats By Dre Executive Headphones for $159.99
Brother MFC-7360N Laser Multifunction Printer for $99.99
Circuit Expression 2 Cutting Machine for $159.99

7) eBay - eBay is the internet auction powerhouse, which offers a tremendous variety of online shopping departments. The major departments to pay attention to during Black Friday are electronics, clothing, fashion,  jewelry, and accessories for men. Samsung items are also on sale. The free shipping is the icing on the cake here! Start preparing your wishlist today. 

The Deals:
Invicta watches up to 90% off
60% off home and garden items 
Certified 1ct diamond stud earrings in 14K white gold with screw-backs for $695
Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 Tower Server System for $319 from $599

Other retailers offering up great deals, includes; Toys R Us, Babies R Us, Costco, Kohl's, RadioShack, Overstock, Game Stop, and through eBay.  

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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Freebies and deals for Teacher Appreciation Week 2014

A BIG thank you to all of you wonderful teachers out there!  Hopefully your students and school are showing their appreciation for all you do.  Here are some gifts from others out there!  Enjoy!  You deserve it!

Chipotle Mexican Grill

On Tuesday, May 6th, from 4PM-close, Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants are offering up Buy 1 get 1 FREE Burritos, Bowls, Salads, or Orders of Tacos for teachers! Just be sure to bring along your school faculty ID. Limit one free menu item per customer. For in-restaurant orders only; offer not valid for online, mobile, fax, Burritos by the Box, or catering orders.

A.C. Moore
From now through Saturday, teachers can receive 20 percent off their entire purchase (including sale items) at any A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts location. While the discount can be used during each shopping visit, the discount can't be used to purchase gift cards, classes or custom framing orders.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores
Educator’s visiting Jo-Ann Fabric locations can sign up for a Teachers Rewards Discount Card, which comes with a bonus 20 percent off coupon. The card not only allows teachers to receive a discount on their holiday purchase during teacher's week but also offers savings on future purchases made in-store.

New York & Company

Through May 7th, New York & Company is giving all nurses and teachers 30% off any in-store or online purchase (note that you must show a valid form of ID to receive the discount like a badge, paystub, business card etc.). To redeem online use the code 1810 at checkout. Check out the New York & Company Facebook page for more information.

The Limited
The Limited is honoring teachers by offering its social media followers the chance to vote for their favorite educators by using the hashtag #LTDLoveTeachers. The winner, to be announced on Tuesday, will receive a $150 gift card.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Participating Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory stores are offering up a FREE Classic Caramel Apple. Just be sure to bring your school faculty ID. Be sure to call your local store ahead of time to verify participation and to verify the date, as it varies by location. Limit one per customer.

Barnes & Noble – Save 20% off the publisher’s list price on all purchases for classroom use when you join the free B&N Educator Program.

The Container Store – Offers special discounts to educators to help organize the classroom. This program ends December 31, 2014.

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

On Tuesday, May 6th, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is offering teachers any regular size drink for $1! Simply present your faculty ID, valid at participating locations. Be sure to call ahead to verify. For more info, go here.

Crayola; – Artful lessons, classroom resources and the latest information regarding special programs and offers.

FedEx Office – Offers teachers, professors, faculty and staff members 15% off on most products and services at participating FedEx Office nationwide. To receive your discount, simply present your discount card when making a purchase in-store or at and the discount will automatically be applied.

A.C. Moore

On Tuesday May 6th, teachers can score $10 off your total regular and sale price purchase of $40 or more (including Sale Items!)! Keep in mind that this coupon is not valid on special orders or at select stores. Head on over here to check out the ad scan.

Lakeshore Learning - Join the free Teacher’s Club and save 15% off purchases everyday and receive special offers every month!


Select Chick-fil-A restaurants may be offering up various food freebies with valid school ID. Contact your local restaurant to verify participation and for more details.

Teacher’s Lists – Teachers sign up and submit your supply list and refer other Teachers to get FREE Wet Ones Antibacterial Hand Wipes and Westcott Scissors.

Teachers in Arizona are welcome to visit McDonald’s restaurants on Tuesday to receive a free extra value meal. The first 100 teachers to visit each participating McDonald’s will also receive a free Small McCafe Beverage Keytag, redeemable until Aug. 31. The deal is valid from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Office Depot

Office Depot is currently running a “Teachers Change Lives. So Can You” campaign. This is a digital campaign to help raise awareness and funds for classroom supplies for teachers. As a thank you to these educators, Office Depot has partnered with, a national organization dedicated to collecting and distributing funds to teachers, who in many cases use their own money to purchase classroom supplies to ensure each student has the tools to succeed.

  • Books-A-Million: In-store, teachers can apply for an Educator’s Card for additional savings and free express shipping on online orders.
  • Read Conmigo: Get free bilingual books for your classroom.
  • New York Times digital subscription: Just 99¢ for your first four weeks, then 50% off the regular rate thereafter.
  • Pure TalkUSA: Pure TalkUSA is a cell-phone plan provider that offers no-contract cell phone plans nationally. The promo code TEACH20 will give 20% off the first month’s service when entered at checkout.
  • AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint: Save up to 15%.
  • Bookman’s Entertainment Exchange (Arizona): 20% discount on all of your purchases when you sign up for Project: Educate.
  • Apple: Apple offers special education pricing on Apple computers, software, and select third-party products to college students, parents buying for a college student, and teachers, homeschool teachers, administrators, and staff of all grade levels.
  • Adobe: Purchase software at discounted rates.



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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Free Hot Lava dessert at Chili's

Yum!   For more information, go to Chili' 

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