Friday, December 7, 2012

Entangled Under the Mistletoe!


That's all I'm saying. Mom was in the hospital for 3 and 1/2 days, but all is GREAT now.
She's back to her old self and we were able to laugh about everything that went on until we were crying.
But still, it was hectic.

At least I had this to look forward to today:

This holiday season, get Entangled Under the Mistletoe!
Entangled Publishing is hosting its very first blog hop and with over 50 authors participating, all of whom are signed with Entangled Publishing, this is your chance to win a ton of fantastic prizes from your favourite authors!
The hop runs from December 7th to 14th, and make sure to visit all these authors’ blogs during that week!
You really don’t want to miss these giveaways.

PS. I have a little confession.

I bought myself a Christmas gift.

Is that wrong?

It was $49 but I got 20% off. Does that make it better?

Well, it's too late. I can't take it back because I already used it. LOL

I bought myself  a... Yonanas.

No, seriously.

I love banana whips--which is basically frozen banana "whipped" into a creamy healthy sugar-free dessert. But I found the frozen banana was slowly killing my food processor. :(
Then, I kept seeing this machine advertised in all the catalogs I was getting so I finally decided that I deserved to treat myself--oh, and the family, of course.

Now, I can make creamy ice cream like desserts out of bananas and even sorbets with other frozen fresh fruit. It's easy to clean too, which is a plus.

So far, I'm loving this and happy I bought it for myself.

What about you?
Did you ever buy yourself a gift for Christmas? What did you get yourself?
Have you heard of Yonanas?

The authors participating in the hop are:

GIVEAWAY: I have a new BLISS romance release with Entangled this Monday, so I will be giving away a ebook copy of KISSING KENDALL.
All you have to do is comment on this post any time between now and Dec 14th.

Good luck and have fun!


Shelley Munro said...

I'm glad your Mum is fine now. I laughed when I read about the banana killing your mixer. I've done a similar recipe with my mixer. It does make a lot of noise while turning the banana to pudding. I'd never heard of one of these.

Old Kitty said...

Awwwwww - so glad mum is ok now!!! Yay!!

And I've been buying myself Christmas pressies since December started! LOL!! Yay! take care

Connie Keller said...

I'm glad your mom is home from the hospital!!

Your self-gift sounds great. I love frozen bananas, so I'm completely jealous.

Julie Jarnagin said...

What a great idea? I have a smoothie almost every morning - ice, almond milk, banana, unsweetened cocoa powder, unsweetened shaved coconut and a touch of honey. Yum!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Glad I'm not the only one who buys myself gifts. LOL

Julie: that sounds yummy!!

Tessa said...

For sure, I have bought, and most probably willbuy, gifts for myself. Last year it was a coffee machine, making espresso.
tessa dot bamberg at kolumbus dot fi

Em-Musing said...

Glad your mom is OK. Me? I treat myself all the time for things I want. I never heard of a a Yonana. Sounds like fun. I recently bought a juice maker. Here in Mexico, I've become addicted to fresh carrot juice. The carrots taste sweeter and are plentiful.

CJ Kennedy said...

I buy a gift for myself every year. This year, I bought a spinning Tardis charm for my phone

Linda G. said...

Glad your mom is doing well now. :)

Hmm...I can't remember the last non-book present I bought myself. But believe me, I buy myself enough books to make up for it.

Bossy Betty said...

So glad mom is doing great!

I fully support buying yourself Christmas presents. AND you bought one that is fun to say! Bonus!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Sugar free? I need one of those.

Glad your mom is out of the hospital.

Books Are Sanity!!! said...

#1. So glad your Mom is getting better :)
#2. I have NEVER heard of Yonanans!!!
#3. Confession time: I bought myself three presents!!! But two I ordered accidentally...true story!!!

Thanks for the great giveaway, I look forward to reading your new book ;)

Linda Kage said...

I've been buying myself a couple books for Christmas. Now I should probably buy something for someone else!!!

Eva said...

Glad to hear your Mom is doing better!

I seriously want a yonanas! I am so jealous -- maybe I will also buy one for myself!!


Karen Lange said...

Glad to hear your Mom is doing well now! Have a great weekend! :)

Carol Kilgore said...

So glad your Mom is doing better. Scary. This is a new gadget for me. Husband loves bananas...need to check it out :)

Happy Weekend!

Melinda Dozier said...

Glad all is well now. :) Yes! We deserve to buy gifts that WE want. :)

mrs.hildebrand AT gmail DOT com

Natasha said...

I have heard of it.
Sometimes I do get myself some things.
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

KimberlyFDR said...

I buy myself Christmas presents every year...mainly because my family will never buy me anything on my list.

JackieW said...

I buy myself a present each year...I feel I deserve to treat myself...but I wait until Iv'e purchased all the gifts for everyone else to see how much I have left for myself. No, it's not being selfish.

*yadkny* said...

I am so buying that Yonanas! Thanks for the great idea!! I try to treat myself to something every Christmas, but this year I haven't found anything yet... maybe Yonanas is it:)

Liz S. said...

So happy your mom doing better. My Christmas gift to myself is books all year round! Ha, ha!

K. April Holgate said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I need books for the holiday break! This looks super yummy!

Mary Preston said...

I destroyed a blender with frozen mango once. It did not sound good.


Judy-Ree said...

I am put on a spending hiatus each year from just after Halloween through Christmas. This was because if I wanted something, I would get it for myself. And then no one knew exactly what to get me.

My best gift to myself was my new ereader, the BeBook. LOVE IT!!

Merry Christmas and thanks for the blog stop.

Bookworm (dot) judy (at) gmail (dot) com

bn100 said...

I buy myself gifts.


Nas said...

Hugs to your mum!

No, first time I heard Yonanas!

I gifted my self with a proper writing table and chair this year!

Krystal A said...

Glad your mom is feeling better !

I bought myself the second season of Downton Abbey this year :)

Never heard of YONANAS, I would like to know if it is as good as the commercials say ? Sounds like something I would like..

Merry Christmas !

Carla said...
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Carla said...

I don't usually buy myself gifts, but for the last few years I have been saving my "gifts" so that I could purchase an iPad for myself.

I actually bought a family member a yonanas. I have a child with a dairy, gluten, and nut allergy. This was a perfect gift for him.
planterofhope at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

I only like bananas in banana nut bread. I think buying yourself a Christmas present is a brilliant idea! Glad your mom is home and doing well. I hope y'all have a Merry Christmas. Thanks for the giveaway!

Julianne Keller said...

I have bought myself something for Christmas. It was just a puzzle with cats. No, I haven't ever heard of a yonananas. I do like bananas. I had a friend that made the most delicious cake with butter cream icing using bananas. It was better than sex.
luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

JanD said...

I've heard of Yonanas from the Dr. Oz show.
bituin76 at hotmail dot com

Erica said...

I always buy myself books as a christmas gift to myself :)

thebookcellarx @

Lily B said...

Nope never heard of Yonanas :D but I never get a chance to buy myself christmas gifts either. By the time I buy gifts for everyone else the money is severely dwindled.

Happy holidays!

lilypondreads at gmail dot com

Thank you :)

Jamie said...

I recently saw Yonanas somewhere. Maybe when I was shopping for a new coffee maker since our took a dump. As far as gifts for myself? Not really. My husband gives me money so I can go shopping for myself, but the money is the gift.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Andrea M. said...

I am glad to hear that your mother is doing better. I have never heard of Yonanas; however, it sounds like a useful machine. Maybe I should by myself one for Christmas, if I can find one. : )