Love Great Science Fiction Novels? Read Micro: A Novel By Michael Crichton

I have been on vacation for the last two weeks and it has been heavenly!  I have had plenty of time for walks, spending time with family, and reading a few great science fiction novels!  Before I left, I picked up an intriguing book by Michael Crichton called Micro: A Novel and it was an amazing story!  I thought I would share a quick review of it with you in case you are looking for some summer reading inspiration! Micro: A Novel By Michael Crichton and Richard Preston Purchase this Michael Crichton Novel on Amazon  Title: Micro: A … [Read more...]

50 Shades of Chicken Cookbook Lets You Dominate Dinner in Style!

I am a passionate foodie and have a rather impressive collection of cookbooks on my shelves.  Never have I found one that makes me laugh out loud until I bought 50 Shades of Chicken: A Parody in a Cookbook.  Seriously, this chicken cookbook is a unique balance of humor and actual food porn that is both sensual and disturbing all at the same time.  Know someone who loves food?  Have a friend who was a little TOO excited about the 50 Shades of Grey movies?  Think your husband will get a kick out of dominating dinner?  You need to get the 50 … [Read more...]

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

In If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan, Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love.   This is a book that my teenage daughter read and absolutely loved.  She recommended I read it when we headed over to London last week so I took it along to keep me busy on the flight.  Let me just say that the person sitting next to me heard some serious sobbing as I finished this story! While there were a few things I didn't like about the book, overall it is moving and brings … [Read more...]

Ripleys Believe it or Not Reality Shock

I received a copy of Ripleys Believe it or Not Reality Shock at no charge to facilitate my review but all opinions expressed here are my own.As the mother of incredibly inquisitive teens with the attention span of gnats, we are huge fans of all the Ripleys Believe it or Not books.  They are chock full of amazing photos and unbelievable facts.  It is also laid out so that the book can be read a page or two at a time or just opened up right to the middle and enjoyed in whatever order you want!  The newest Ripleys Believe it or Not book is … [Read more...]

Mason Jar Salads and More

I was provided one copy of Mason Jar Salads and More to review at no charge but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links. I have quite a collection of mason jars floating around my house.  I use them for drinks, storing grains, and a dozen other things around the house.  I have not, however, tried to make  mason jar salads yet.  It has been on my 'to do' list for a while.  Convenient, healthy, and easily portable sounds like a great idea for the husband's lunch box every once in a while.  If you are … [Read more...]

Wounded Excerpt and Amazon Giveaway

​​ "My name is Rylee and I am a Tracker." When children go missing, and the Humans have no leads, I'm the one they call. I am their last hope in bringing home the lost ones. I salvage what they cannot.The clock is ticking and I can feel the weight of the final battle with the demon hordes looming over my head. The puzzle pieces are becoming clearer, but the casualty list is growing. And with each name that is added to those we've lost, my confidence cracks a little more. Yet there is hope. A child saved. A life lost. A prophecy … [Read more...]

I’m Still Here Book Review and Giveaway

It started out as an ordinary day for Esther Comely-Cox, if you consider simultaneously totaling your car, smashing a Ho Ho in your face and meeting a handsome doctor ordinary. Estranged from her family over her sister's mental illness and death, Esther can't help but feel alone. And when Esther hears the voice of her twin sister who committed suicide seven years ago, she begins to question her own sanity, leading her to wonder if anything is what it seems. Searching for answers, Esther must confront her past while looking towards a new … [Read more...]

The Spicy Paleo Cookbook Review

I was provided one copy of The Spicy Paleo Cookbook at no charge in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.My 2 month long foray into the world of the Paleo diet was an interesting experience.  I did not find that the diet was right for me personally but I did realize that some really delicious recipes are actually both Paleo AND very delicious!  By definition, Paleo recipes are usually very healthy.  They  include real, whole food ingredients and nothing artificial.  I found that they … [Read more...]

Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health

I received a free copy of Paleo Smoothies: 150 Smoothie Recipes for Ultimate Health for this review but all opinions expressed are my own. This post contains affiliate links.I spent several months following the Paleo diet and while I don't think it helped my health issues any, I do think a lot of the recipes and food guidelines were definitely healthy.  I find myself including a ton of Paleo approved foods into my diet now, even though I am back to eating a 'normal' diet.  Smoothies were always a huge part of my Paleo diet and even the kids … [Read more...]

Make Homemade Soda with The Complete Soda Making Book!

This post about homemade soda has been sponsored.  I received a copy of this book at no charge for review purposes but all opinions expressed here are my own.  This post contains affiliate links.I have a serious weakness for soda.  I don't know what it is about that sweet, fizzy drink that makes me crave it so often.  I generally try to avoid it as much as I can and since I started the Paleo diet most of them are not approved anyhow.  But, just because *I* can't drink them, doesn't mean the kids can't and my son (like most teenage boys) … [Read more...]