Every Bride Needs a Groom by Janice Thompson – Review

Every Bride Needs a Groom


Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding–the groom.

Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? Anyway, she’s sure he’ll be getting down on one knee any time now. And a one-of-a-kind designer dress doesn’t just fall out of the sky right when you need it.

But when Katie’s boyfriend takes a job in another town and breaks up with her–on the very same day she wins her dream dress–her world is turned upside down. Dare she go to Dallas to claim her prize? And will the hunky pro basketball player who runs the beyond-swanky bridal shop–yeah, you read that right–discover her humiliating secret if she does?

My Thoughts:

Janice Thompson is one of my favorite authors, so of course I loved this book! Katie Fisher is so easy to identify with and root for. Being a Texan, I love the setting! I only live a couple hours from where this story takes place, and that always makes a book special. Thompson’s writing is both realistic and comical. Like most of her books, this one is a lighthearted story with some underlying emotional turmoil. I’ve fallen in love with the Fisher clan and hope to see more of them in the Brides with Style series. Looking forward to book number 2!! Highly recommended for fans of inspirational fiction romance, contemporary fiction, and wedding stories.

[Every Bride Needs a Groom is currently only $4.99 on Kindle!!]

About the Author:

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas. Learn more at http://www.janiceathompson.com.

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

InstaNatural Lemon & Peppermint Essential Oils — Review

Peppermint & Lemon Essential Oils by InstaNatural


What is it?

InstaNatural’s Lemon Essential Oil is extracted directly from lemon rinds for a fresh citrus fragrance. This oil is cold-pressed and has a powerful bright scent that is sure to refresh and uplift. It also works well as an astringent to cleanse and tone your skin while delivering a boost of beneficial Vitamin C.

InstaNatural’s Peppermint Essential Oil is directly extracted from the leaves of the Mentha Piperita herb for a sharp and sweet minty fragrance. It is a multi-purpose oil that cools, energizes and refreshes the body and mind. Its scent makes it perfect for aromatherapy to lift the spirits.

How does it work?


  • Great as a cleaner – use to remove gum, oil, grease spots and crayons on most surfaces
  • Can be used to remove that dusty smell from vacuum cleaners
  • Dilute well before use – especially when applying onto skin
  • Not recommended for internal use


  • Diffuse oil to soothe nausea and motion sickness
  • Place a couple drops onto your wrists to gently inhale and help clear nasal congestion
  • Dilute well before use – especially if applying oil to the skin
  • Not recommended for internal use

What’s in it?

Lemon: 100% Pure Cold-Pressed Lemon Essential Oil (Citrus Limon)

Peppermint: 100% Pure Steam-Distilled Peppermint Essential Oil (Mentha Piperita)

How is it used?


Directions For Aromatherapy: Use in tandem with an Essential Oil Diffuser to fill your living space with the refreshing, cheerful citrus aroma.

Caution: For external use only. Avoid sun exposure after application to the skin since this is likely to cause photoirritation. Dilute well before use. A small patch test on skin is recommended to ensure no adverse reactions. Keep away from flames. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If you’re pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs.


Directions For Aromatherapy: Use in tandem with an Essential Oil Diffuser to fill your living space with the revitalizing minty aroma.

Caution: For external use only. Dilute well before use. A small patch test on skin is recommended to ensure no adverse reactions. Oil may crystallize due to high menthol content. To resolve, submerge bottle in hot water until oil liquefies and shake bottle before use. Keep away from flames. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse well with water. If you’re pregnant, consult your doctor before use. Keep out of reach of children. Discontinue use if redness or irritation occurs.

Who is InstaNatural?

Enhance Your Beauty From Head To Toe With InstaNatural.”

InstaNatural was started as a small local business in Florida with a vision to provide safe, effective, and affordable skin care products – without sacrificing quality. InstaNatural is constantly in search of wonderful wholesome ingredients to enhance the natural beauty that is often lost due to various external and internal factors. The product line was developed by focusing on using premium organic and natural ingredients in their formulations without the use of harmful alcohols, parabens or sulfates.

At present, InstaNatural is a leading online distributor of a collection of nature-inspired beauty and cosmetic products. All of InstaNatural’s products are produced in small batches and packaged in FDA-certified facilities in the USA to ensure freshness and safety for customers. With results-driven products backed by a satisfaction guarantee, InstaNatural is focused on providing the best collection of beauty products to address a wide variety of skincare needs.

Vision and Philosophy

“We are committed towards researching and developing the BEST natural and organic skincare products, so you can feel comfortable and proud about what you put on your body. We at InstaNatural value the safety of our customers, therefore we reveal every single ingredient included in our products on the label. We wake up each day with a vision to provide the maximum value to you, our beloved customer. We are so confident in our products, that we back them all with our satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for ANY reason, all you have to do is contact us and we will take care of you, no questions asked. Even though we have thousands of customers from all around the globe, our mission is to treat you as if you’re our only customer!” – AJ, Founder – InstaNatural

Does it work?

I’ve been pretty impressed with InstaNatural’s Lemon & Peppermint Essential Oils. I already use YoungLiving Essential Oils for topical applications and diffusing, so I used these oils around the house. The lemon oil worked really well as a laundry additive. I added 2-8 drops to the soap dispenser in my washer or to a dry washcloth and threw it in the dryer to give my laundry a refreshing scent. My laundry came out smelling so good!! I also used the lemon oil for cleaning and was happy with the results. The peppermint oil was used to make the house smell nice. I put a few drops in a drawer or in the edge of a cabinet to give the house a minty smell. I also use peppermint oil as a mouse deterrent by putting several drops on a cotton round and placing it where mice are likely to show up. All in all, I really liked these InstaNatural essential oils. The lemon smells amazing, so I’ll probably be purchasing it in the future. I was satisfied with the peppermint, but I didn’t notice a huge difference from less expensive peppermint oils I’ve tried, so I probably won’t purchase this one. The bottles are sizable (4 oz) so both oils last awhile. InstaNatural also makes a Lavender Essential Oil that I’d be interested in trying in the future. I’d highly recommend ordering these oils if you’re looking for large bottles of essential oils to use around the house. NOTE: These are for external use only!!

Where do I get it?

Purchase InstaNatural Essential Oils on their website (peppermint, lemon) or on Amazon (peppermint, lemon). They are currently priced at $19.97 each.

*I received this product free in exchange for my honest review.

Amara Organics Trio Giveaway

Amara Organics is giving away a trio of their products to 25 people!! The products are Vitamin C Serum, Total Repair Eye Gel, and Retinol Serum (total value of $57.85). I reviewed the Vitamin C Serum here. The giveaway ends 11 days from today and is US only.

You can learn more about each product here:

Vitamin C Serum

Total Repair Eye Gel

Retinol Serum

Go HERE to enter the giveaway. Good luck!!