Monday, October 31, 2011
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Forever Faithful by Karen Kingsbury Is a fantastic Christian fiction trilogy that I was able to read through blogging for books.
As most of you know I do not like to give anything away when I do a review so I do not talk about that happens but rather my impressions of the stories.
Forever Faithful by Karen Kingsbury- Is a really great group of full sized novel's . These are very inspirational and would be especially uplifting for any Christian who is going through some difficult times or a crisis of faith due to those difficulty's.
In the first book Waiting for Morning. This story deals with having ones dreams destroyed and coming to terms with our anger and resentment. It shows us how to find the ability to forgive and rebuild our dreams through faith and trust in God who is able to turn our weakness into strength.
A Moment of weakness-This story illustrates the loving forgiveness of God. In this story we learn that sin and deception do have consequence's that can really disrupt our lives. It also teaches us that we are guided by a loving God who wants us to we learn from our mistakes not be destroyed by them. The message in this story is Gods strength is made perfect in weakness and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
Halfway to Forever -This story Is the continuing story of Matt and Hannah and Jade and Tanner as they face some of their greatest struggles and disappointment's and how Faith and the love of each other will see them through, keep them looking forward and to be strong in the Lord and the power of his love.
All of these stories are often sad and show the many struggles Christians face and how God can see you through them and because of them you will become a better Christian and be able to have the ability to love and be love through his mercy and grace.
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Friday, October 28, 2011
My all time favorite body washes and Body lotions are made buy Philosophy . I love the scent of the Philosophy Grace, its so pretty. Recently because of a gift card win, I thought I would try a different scent that was just a bit cheaper that my usual Philosophy Grace scent . This one is called Field of flowers and its a really pretty scent.Please see the video review about this product included in this post, This way you can see the product and I can tell you all about it.
The thing I love about philosophy products is they consistently keep the skin soft and supple and are seriously a joy to use. These products can be a bit on the pricey side so I am also including in this post my other favorites in different price points.
For year around conditioning of the skin with no scent, I really love Aveeno Active naturals daily moisturizing lotion.This non-greasy lotion will soften and protects skin for 24 hours. With this product you get awesome performance and a great value. Aveeno Active naturals go on really nicely and absorbs into the skin very quickly, you will for sure see a difference in skin softness and texture over time. This is my staple product when I just do not have the cash to spend on something more pricey. This product is also good for people who do not want a scented body lotion but just the protection.
For healing in winter for really dry skin you cant go wrong using the New Carmex Healing Lotions and Creams . First I want to say that I have been trusting my lips to Carmex since I was in my 20s its always been a fantastic working product.
Carmex has been solving problems for 70 years and its with that knowledge, they are now putting into these wonderful healing lotions and creams .
I have been using these for about a year and found them to be the kind of product that's expected from Carmex. Products that work as they are supposed to. These are essential to have for elbows, knees, hands and feet, anywhere you skin needs that extra TLC. I will be having a giveaway very soon on my blog for someone to win the set of products so be sure to check my blog in the coming days.That giveaway is provided through Carmex blog squad. I have been using Carmex products for ever and I'm really glad they are expanding their line of fantastic products.
And, last one product that I just have to mention in a post about skincare for the body, is the really awesome Clinique deep comfort body wash. I really love this body wash. Clinique deep comfort body wash is great to use on those days your skin feels tight or over worked from being in the sun or swimming in chlorine. Clinique deep comfort body wash is a rich thick cream that lathers really well. It is so pampering I would love to use it everyday but its a bit on the pricey side so I choose to use it on those days my skin could use a bit of deep comfort. If you decide to try, it I'm sure you will see what I mean its really super at making skin soft, calm and silky.
Extra Gum is trying to decide which flavour to make next in there Dessert Delights line of tasty gums the new flavours being considered are
Root beer float (my favorite)
and Lemon square
if you vote on facebook you can enter the weekly sweepstakes -I love a good root beer float so I voted for that . what flavor would you pick to be the next great dessert delight gum .
you can vote here on facebook
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Monday, October 24, 2011
I make these really cool Italian cookies called Pizzelle's.
In order to make the you need a special Pizzelle maker which we have. This works like a very thin waffle iron and anyone who knows waffles, knows you have to grease the top and bottom of the irons so they don't stick. These Pizzelle's are very thin and because they are keeping them from sticking to the maker is especially hard to do with out Pam Cooking spray. I use Pam to grease the top and bottom of my Pizzelle maker its essential to having them come out perfect and unbroken.
I make these cookies year around as they are our favorite. Without Pam , I would have to use an oil and this would make the cookies much higher in fat content ,which is not so good. Here is a picture of what these look like, as you can see they are really thin and will break easily. These are very good and we love them.
There are so many different uses for Pam cooking spray it would be hard to list them all. One of my favorite things to do is spray the pot that I'm going to boil pasta in to keep it from sticking. This works so much better than using oil in the water as I found out that using oil will keep the pasta sauce from sticking to the pasta as its should. Using Pam does not do this it just makes it so the pasta does not get clumpy or stick to the pot.
Grilling with Pam is really helpful especially if you are going to use a foil on the grill . food really will stick to nothing if you just spray a bit of Pam on the cooking surface.
Bottom line is we love Pam cooking spray and use it a whole lot here. I would be interested to know your thoughts about Pam cooking spray and how it helps you in the kitchen or grill. Do you have any new and different ways to use it and if so what are they . I hope you leave me a comment letting me know your Pam stories thanks for looking at my review
Friday, October 21, 2011
Fist on my list is Head and shoulders shampoo- Ill bet that was a surprise. I love head and shoulders because it conditions my dry scalp.
I don't have a problem with dandruff but rather really dry scalp that tends to make my hair really dry . I explain more in the video.
I also love Nick Chavez angel drops that I use a few times a week on both wet and dry hair it adds shine and manageability to my hair and protects it from flat iron damage well .
lastly for hold in styling I love Redkin's velvet Gel number 7 . This smells awesome and will protect you color and hair from heat styling beautifully. I sure hope you get a chance to view the video I made for these products. These are all awesome and keep my hair looking shinny, frizz free and color strong . Thanks for looking at my review :)
Monday, October 17, 2011
This is my video review for the new Renuzit Fresh Accents holiday air fresheners that I got to try through Purex insiders club these are small but mighty in fragrance .I really liked them and was so happy I got to try them through Purex.
I did this video so you can see how cute they are and my thoughts about the scent and lasting power as a air Freshener. This will be available soon if now now and I think they would make an awesome edition to your holiday decorating these come in 2 scents Winter Berry and Festive snow.
My favorite is the Festive Snow in green . Below you will find my video review thanks for looking :)
Friday, October 14, 2011
The famous ‘Feather’ shoe immortalized by Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in the City when she anguished, “I lost my Choo!” An exclusive, never been seen before design sketch from ICONS, a capsule collection of shoes inspired by the most significant creations from the Jimmy Choo archives.
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Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
What I found was I love the cleanser and as I said in my video review it fills a need for me because I often use a lot of harsh chemicals on my face and do a lot of exfoliating .In the morning I need to wash the products off from the night before but because I use a face wash at night that has exfoliating properties I just need something mild for morning skin prep. this way my daily moisturizers and serums have a clean slate to work with . I think that Burt's Bees® Natural Skin Solutions for Sensitive Skin cleanser works really well for this because its mild enough not to strip my skin of moisture but also effective enough to wash off the night wear and prep my skin for the day wear . I was looking for a morning face wash just like this because at night I use a clarisonic exfoliator and do not need to use a harsh cleaner in the morning .
The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is because of the scent of the face-wash , I'm not crazy about the scent which is between no scent at all or a slightly musty smell , reminiscent of towels left to long in the washer wet . I do not need a highly scented product in a face-wash or cream and I think they should be extremely mild in scent if one is provided , however that being said I also do not want an unpleasant scent either and I think that Burt's Bees could have added a natural scent to this even if it was just a mint or honey or lemon scent .
So bottom line is I like the moisturizing nature of the face-wash and day creams but because they chose not to include a SPF in the day cream I will have to use one with it which is a step I do try and avoid . there are many natural sunscreens that could have been provided in the day wear so I'm at a loss as to why they chose not to . Being in Florida I cant ever be with out a sunscreen of at least a SPF 15 and like to have a SPF 30 or better .Because of this the day-wears purpose in being all natural goes a bit to far in not providing a sunscreen which is essential in a day-wear or its not really a day wear .
Farmers can invest their Fair Trade premiums in their communities and businesses
Farmers must adhere to a number of environmental standards
Fair Trade Certified farms must follow strict labor laws and practices
Fair Trade investments and requirements help create high-quality coffee
This is a better for you coffee because of the care and dedication of the people behind Green Mountain. I think every coffee lover should at least give it a try and see for yourself how great it is .
One Of the great thing about Green Mountain, is that it comes in many different forms from grounded for coffee makers like mine to your Single-Cup Brewer versions for brewers that use Single-Cup technology .
Bottom line Is I love it and I think you will too. :)
for more info please click this link .
Green Mountain Pumpkin spice coffee
Monday, October 10, 2011
I was really Lucky and won a pair of the fantastic earrings that Renee Wright makes . She makes some really spectacular Jewelry for her Etsy shop .I loved my prize so much I did a video review so you could see how well made these are. I am a huge supporter in handcrafted items and I think that creative people like Renee should have our support.
Not being very creative myself I'm in awe of her work and encourage you to please check out her shop and social networking sites.
These earrings I received, as you can see are just lovely with beautiful blue beads in a grape like cluster. They hang down just right and catch the light very well. I just love them ! .
Renee makes a lot of really beautiful Jewelry items and I'm sure you will find something you would love. The thing I really like about handcrafted Jewelry is that you are not only getting quality but something not everyone will have. You will have an item that reflects the love and dedication to detail that only true artists can impart to their creations.
I am a strong suporter in Etsy shops because its a way for Artists Like Renee to get their creations out to the public for all to enjoy and cherish. I am so happy I discovered her beautiful earrings and I hope you will stop by and see what she had created on her Etsy shop .Thanks for looking at my video review and this written here are some links so you can stop by Glimpse of beauty and render your support. Etsy a Glimpse of beautiful
Renee Wrights facebook page
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Saturday, October 8, 2011
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
A Sound Among the Trees By Susan Meissner is a really different kind of Ghost story or paranormal story . as the story goes you have a new wife named Marielle who marries into a ready made family with high hopes she will be able to adjust to life in the south and to her new family.
Marielle is hearing all kinds of unusual things about the large house she now lives in with her new husband , his children and the children's great grandmother named Adelaide.
Little by little we lean that something happened in the house a long time ago and has caused what seems to be a haunting. I hate to give to much away about the book and there is a whole lot going on in it. I thought it to be a great read for anyone who would likes a nice cozy haunted house story. I expected the book to be more what I'm use to in Christian fiction having received my copy from blogging for books but it was more like a cozy mystery.
The cause of the seemingly haunted atmosphere of the house is presented in letters written by Susannah Page a woman once accused of being a spy in the civil war.
I usually pick out books from blogging for books that have a more Christian flavour this one did not have that and for the first 200 or so pages I realized it never would. Regardless I think its a really nice mystery/paranormal book that would be a great read for anyone who likes tame but interesting reads.
I liked it because their was not graphic sex, no swearing and no really horrific things just a nice story thats sure to please
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Friday, October 7, 2011
If you are looking for a new and different very feminine fragrance that will just make you feel awesome wearing it that You just have to at least try this one .. I like so few Perfumes, and I can count on one had the number that I really like and use.
DIANE by Diane von Furstenberg would make an awesome signature scent and I hope to make it mine for many years to come. I got to try the perfume in a small sample sized and a full size perfumed body lotion . I used the spray sample all up the first 2 days and will be saving my pennies so I can buy a full sized soon . Anyway here is my video review for it and I sure hope you check it out and tell me what you think. If you have any questions about it please fell free to comment and Ill get back to you soon and I thank you for looking at this review.
Dose this not look like a great computer so thin and easy to use. I love the wireless mouse and the awesome sleek design very fashionable ! The Lenovo IdeaPad® U300s designer Ultrabook™ with the 2nd Generation Intel® Core™ processor is a new concept notebook. Combining an immaculate, full-metal, super-slim design with long battery life and smart technologies, the Lenovo IdeaPad U300s is designed for the fashion-conscious customer who wants a cutting edge laptop without compromising on design. Available to buy this November. Winning one of these would make my entire year for sure and I would also be able to show you all the great things about it through a video review. Here is a photo of one they make in Grey
and here is a First glimpse at the Lenovo ad in the November issue of Vogue Magazine.. simply stunning !!!!
Wow and OMG this is got to be the very best way to combine innovative functionality and fashion together what more could you want. I really hope to be able to video review this Stunning Lenovo IdeaPad® soon .. Wish me luck :)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
My favorite being this awesome bracelet Or this one
My new favorite perfume its the awesome DIANE by Diane von Furstenberg. I was able to try this through the Vogue Influencer network and I gotta say its the most beautiful perfume to come by in years .
Lets not forget fashion in footwear the lovely Nine West Mavenue Bootie is on the top of my wish list for fall .
or the lovely And let not forget to looking putting all things Bulgari On out holiday wish lists my favorite of the line is the awesome SERPENTI Accessories Collection Shoulder Bags in Jade Green and Shanghai Red.
What new items have you been seeing for fall you would love to add to your collection ?
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
ZOOm Air Adventures is an aerial adventure course that will allow you to explore the tree tops from an animal’s perspective. You just have to see this video on how much fun this would be.ZOOm Air also has Birthday Parties, Team Building Programs, and special night adventures.
However, even if you are afraid of heights like me you can still have a ton of fun here .The kids will love the Animal Adventure Children’s Zoo, where they can see their favorite farm animals .Another really fun area of the park is is Wharton-Smith Tropical Splash Ground, this attraction is included in the regular park admission so take your bating suits and get ready for some fun in the Florida sun.
I'm telling you This park has everything including a train ride that will show off the parks beautiful scenery on The Little Florida Coastline Train Ride,
What more can you ask of a park! The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens' most visible role is to provide its visitors with recreation and the opportunity to observe and learn about its unique and interesting animals.You will see Birds,Insects,Mammals,amphibians exotic plants, This is an all day educational adventure.
The Central Zoo and Botanical park also has a lot of different events , the one they have now is Oct. 1, 2011 MACABRE CARNIVAL chock full of spooky fun for the kids. Or later in the month they are having on October 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2011 ZOO Boo Bash . if you forget your costume face paining will be available It’s a safe, fun, and not-too-scary event for young and old alike. Kids are invited to bring goodie bags and wear costumes for trick or treat stations. Take a haunted hayride, visit the Pumpkin Patch for a fun photo, and learn about the myths and realities of some misunderstood animals.
Bottom line is if you are looking for a really great experiance but you are not willing to face the crowed supper parks of south Florida, I urge you to stop by for a day of fun and frolic at the totally fablous Central Florida Botanical park and zoo! You can check out there Facebook page here.
I think you will love this park and it will be a favorite for years to come. They do a great job here and its a really fun and educational place to visit. Thank you for reading this instalment of Florida Tourism
Located Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens 3755 NW Hwy 17-92 Sanford, FL
I recently had the opportunity to experience the Cerra™ "Be Aware ~ Act ~ Reflect™"Community Through Shespeaks. If you are not familiar with Cerra™ its a Internet Community designed to help you become happier in your life buy participating in highly interactive activities designed to make us aware of our thoughts and feeling and your actions to those feelings. It allows us to explore how they can effect our balance. I was very impressed by this and with all the resources available that can help us on such a journey.
I am a very spiritual person I found it easy to incorporate my beliefs with Cerra's™ guidance , I was impressed with Cerra™ in general and its mission to help people recover their balance and joy and discover some "me Time". The interactive activities are wonderful. the forum is easy to use. The Community very visually appealing and easy to navigate .You can interact on Cerra™more completely and easily using the many tools they have available to help you "Be Aware ~ Act ~ Reflect™"
Cerra™ also offers a boutique where you can find some really unique items to help you get the most out of your experience and to aid you in your journey to become more balanced and centered.
In the boutique you will find teas, candles,sensory oils journals and everything you could possibly need to help you become aware of your feelings and nurture your personal growth. I was able to try some of these wonderful things . I really love the Cerra Sensory Oils I got to try the Creative Energy: Cardamon and Juniper Berry which is truly awesome and I love it.
Here is a list of some of the other Cerra Sensory Oils they make that are very unique and beautiful; ◦Grounded: Patchouli and Ylang Ylang ◦Creative Energy: Cardamon and Juniper Berry ◦Gratitude: Bergamot and Balsam Oil ◦Loving Kindness: Lavender and Cinnamon Bark ◦Courage: Basil, Thyme, and Eucalyptus ◦Wisdom: Lavender, Geranium, and Clary Sage ◦Inspiration: Jasmine and Ylang Ylang
I was also able to try some of the Cerra™ tea. I loved the tea and as a big tea drinker I found them to be very unique and tasty. My favorite was the mild white tea infusion that inspires gratitude with the addition of Organic Ginger, Organic Marigolds and Organic Strawberries.
Another thing I just loved and mentioned in the video review were the dissolving notes. I found these to be very helpful to me in many ways. All you have to do is write down something on the note , drop in in water and watch it dissolve. I found this to be helpful to me if I wrote down something that was bothering me and watched that bothersome thing dissolve.link to the Cerra™ experience,
I was so happy to make this video review for such a helpful and uplifting Community I hope you decide to join me on Cerra™and discover for yourself the many benefits it has to offer for a more joyful centered happy life to "Be Aware ~ Act ~ Reflect™"
Monday, October 3, 2011
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow I was able to recently read Dawn Rising by Sheri Webber and I loved it ! This truly is a awesome paranormal romance. I have lived in St Augustine and its where my Father still lives I'm about 30 min away and often go there to have fun and reconnect with its history.
In Dawn Rising we meat some very cool characters, one being very much dead. This story is written so you actually feel both the present time period around St Augustine and what it was like it an earlier time period.
Sheri Webber does a fantastic job of really letting the reader experience the historic city of St Augustine Florida one of the oldest cities in America and steeped in history.
In Dawn Rising by Sheri Webber we meet Samuel Swift who works in St Augustine and likes to go running in the grave yard for privacy. Samuel literally run into a mysterious woman that seems to he their one minute and gone the next. Desperate to learn more about her and maybe ask her out on the town Samuel keeps checking back to see if he can do just that. It Funny how no one who is in the cemetery knows her of even sees her even when Samuel had been talking to her a few seconds ago
. This book will give you the chills and is a awesome mystery. I recomend this book to anyone who enjoys paranormal romance or history and if you are interested in St Augustine Florida you will be in for a real treat as I was. This book is impossible to put down and an extremely satisfying read. Sheri Webber seamlessly combines two time period's while we learn all about Blanch or BJ as she likes to be called. Why she seems to be hanging around and what will Sam do about their attraction to each other. I do not want to say any more so as not to spoil the story for you. The bottom lines is I really enjoyed this book on so many levels and think you will to. Its fascinating, interesting and mysterious and I'm so happy I got to read it .
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These awesome cookies are a great size, nice and big so one cookie makes for a great treat..
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Smiley cookies have awesome fresh taste, and lots of flavour, Their cute design will make them a favorite for any kind of Halloween get together and the kids will love them for sure. They even have mini cookies which are perfect for trick or treaters.
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