Monday, August 31, 2015

Change - It happens all the time -


We have decided that life is getting to be a bit more them we can handle, keep up with this blog and all the reading we do - so we are handing the reins to Heidi and her husband Doug.

Heidi is an avid reader and reviewer for this blog - you may not notice we are gone at all.  

Thank you for many years of great reads and I hope many more - Heidi may change a few things and that is her right - the email will change, but all the other items will remain the same - except Heidi will now be in charge - 

Thanks for all of your support and Happy Reading!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Product Review - Anaiti Neck and Decollet Cream



Product:  Neck Firming Cream - Best For Tightening Sagging Skin, Smoothing Face, Chest - Anti-Aging Skincare for Wrinkles, Fine Lines - Daily Moisturizer or Night Cream For Women and Men - Advanced Dermatology  
from ANAITI

Review  This smells fabulous and works just as well - the cream is white and thick - it absorbs well and feels great on the skin - The smell again is amazing and my skin looks better and better every time I use this cream - my neck and chest are looking better and younger - 46 year old skin needs all the help it can get and this is doing a great job.

I was at the Dr for a check-up and he said and you are how old as he looked at my chart and then looked at me and stated quite surprised "you don't look 46...wow"  well maybe they are suppose to say stuff like that to help customer service ----well it works he is my favorite Dr. now.

I received this item for an honest review and I do love it.


Description:  AN ADVANCED NECK AND DÉCOLLETÉ CREAM NOT JUST FOR CELEBRITIES!

After years of exposure and neglect the skin in these vulnerable areas can age more quickly and significantly than the skin on your face. Wrinkles, sagging and uneven skin tone will become noticeable.

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A unique formula of cutting edge ingredients.

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BEAUTY HEALTH AND PERSONAL CARE THAT WORKS For Any Skin Type - Oily, Dry, Combination, Sensitive.
PEPTIDES AND ANTIOXIDANT. Great For Sun And Age Damage, Boost Collagen, Essential Skin Hydration.
BEST Wrinkle Treatment For Face, Décolleté, Cleavage. Used As Good Make up And Foundation Primer.
DO NOT LET VULNERABLE AREAS BETRAY YOUR AGE Dermatologist Luxury Facial Moisturizing Fluid Can Help.
PERFECT GIFT IDEA: Buy For Valentine's Day, Weddings, Birthdays, Mother's, Father's Day, Christmas.

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Product Review - Cujo Control Bark Collar


Product:  Dog Training Collar With Remote - 8 Levels of Shock and Vibration Correction Plus Sound Mode - Fully Adjustable Electric E Collar With Remote for Large, Medium, and Small Dogs - Best Puppy Training and Dog Obedience Training - Wireless Rechargeable and Water-Resistant Anti Bark Collar with Range up to 800M Lets You Train 2 Dogs - 100% Satisfaction Best Lifetime Guarantee!
by Cujo Control

Review:  My collar did not work and I followed all the instructions so I sent the company a message and they responded that they would send me a new collar and so I am now waiting for the new collar.

The design is interesting with the remote control - it takes more time on your part to train your dog, but training the dog has always been worth it in the end for my dogs - the hours spent training my dogs has always paid off as they are better dogs for my family and anyone who comes to visit - so I am looking forward to using this item to cut down the barking in my home -

I received this item for an honest review -

Description:  HAVE COMPLETE CONTROL OF YOUR DOG. Sidetracked by squirrels, cats, dogs, or cars and vehicles? With our dog training collar, your dog will respond to you and come to you the first time using this electronic dog collar despite all other distractions. One call and they'll be there, right by your side. Best dog correction collar for your best friend.
MOST DOGS CAN DO A COMPLETE 180 and change within just days using shock collar training, sometimes with just one click of the button. You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on obedience training, but your friends will think you're the real dog whisperer simply by training with our adjustable dog training collar.
DON'T BE A PRISONER IN YOUR OWN HOME. With this dog e-collar you can cure any biting, jumping of your dog, barking, and chewing so that everyone is happy in your home. Don't be ashamed - use your remote dog training collar so that friends and guests will actually want to come over now that your dog is well behaved and fully trained.
BE A HERO AND SAVE YOUR DOG'S LIFE. Not only is using a dog shock collar a safe, responsible, humane way to train your dog, but you can prevent him from running across the street or getting into trouble with other animals, saving his life and saving your sanity. It's okay to keep your dog safe with a shock collar.
WHEN YOU ORDER YOUR CUJO CONTROL DOG TRAINING COLLAR TODAY, you're protected by a lifetime, no questions asked money back guarantee and world class customer service!

Thank You for considering our best Dog Training Collar. When you purchase from us today, here's just some of the things you can look forward to...
- Your dog will come to you the first time you call. No more worries of your dog running off, especially on hikes or off leash. 
- Running, barking, jumping, chewing are all a thing of the past. 
- The safe and humane thing for any responsible pet owner to use. Your dog will be obedient and well behaved.
Features
- Train up to two dogs from the same transmitter 
- Range up to 800M - LCD white backlight 
- 8 levels shock and vibration adjustable 
- One level sound mode comes with transmitter (60dB) 
- Red LED flashing and sound model in receiver 
- Rechargeable and water-resistant design 
- Fits dogs that weigh 10 pounds to 150+ pounds 
- Fits dog neck size from 8 inches to 21 inches
Buy today and a portion of your purchase will go towards animal shelters across the US.
- Too many unfortunate pets will go to a shelter or rescue group this year 
- Your purchase helps support pets getting adopted, trained and leading a healthy life
Perhaps this level of care is what separates us from all the other competitors!
Most important though, to us, is the customer service you'll receive when you place your order today. All we ask is that you give us a shot and if for any reason at all it doesn't work for you, you have your entire lifetime to let us know and we'll give you 100% of your money back - no questions asked!
So try one out now, and when you do, consider purchasing two collars. One for you and one for a friend or family member that could use a better trained pet.

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Friday, August 28, 2015

Book Review - What to Do with a Duke - Sally Mackenzie

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Title:  What to Do with a Duke

Author:  Sally MacKenzie

Review:  A historical romance that is set in Lovers Bridge. The spinster house has become vacant and it is required that the Duke of Hart choose the next occupant and this must be done in a timely manner. Therein lies the problem as there are three young ladies who desire to have the occupancy of the house. One of the three, Isabelle Catherine Hutting is determined to have the house and to remain a spinster. The two unmovable forces face off and sparks fly.

A delightful tale skillfully told by a master craftsman.

I gave it a five star rating and would read other offerings by this author.

I received this ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.

Thanks Frank for your review

Synopsis:  Welcome to the charming, fatefully named village of Loves Bridge, where a woman destined for spinsterhood can live a life of her own choosing—or fall unexpectedly, madly in love…

Miss Isabelle Catherine Hutting would rather be lounging in the library than circling the ballroom in search of a husband any day. So when Cat hears that the town’s infamous Spinster House is open for a new resident, she jumps at the chance to put all this marriage business behind her. But first she must make arrangements with her prospective landlord, Marcus, the Duke of Hart—the most handsome man she’s ever seen, and the only man who’s ever impressed her in the least…

With her wit, independent spirit, and not least of all her beauty, Marcus can’t help but be stirred by Cat. It’s terribly unfortunate he’s not looking to marry, given the centuries-old curse that left his family with the Spinster House to begin with. No duke shall live to see his heir’s birth. But is there a chance the curse could be broken—in true fairy-tale fashion—by an act of true love? The race to Happily Ever After is about to begin....

Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: August 25th 2015 by Zebra
Sally MacKenzie
Author Information:   Sally MacKenzie decided to become a writer in grade school when she read one of her stories to the class. Her classmates laughed and she was hooked. She sat down immediately to pen her first novel.

Well, not exactly.

The hooked part is right--cursed might be a better description--but the sitting down and writing part came later. Much later. 

Sally eventually went on to college, majoring in English, and, upon graduation, did what many English majors do--she went to law school. But she still couldn’t shake her dream of writing fiction. Midway through law school, she faced the fact that she really did not want to be a lawyer. She took a permanent leave of absence, came home to the Washington, D.C. area, and sat down to type her first novel.

Well, not exactly.

She did come home and write, but mostly she wrote regulations for the United States government’s school nutrition programs. (Ketchup as a vegetable, anyone?) When her law school sweetheart graduated, he moved to D.C. and they got married. A couple years later, the first of their four sons was born, and Sally “retired” to manage their family. She wrote a story or two and some picture book texts, all now stored away in a filing cabinet, but she spent most of her energies on baby tending which rapidly evolved into carpool driving. She became an extremely skilled scheduler, getting all four boys to soccer, basketball, baseball, track, swimming, piano, scouts, and birthday parties without ever losing one. (Okay, she did lose the youngest for a few minutes, but she found him before he’d toddled into the parking lot.) And she did more writing--school newsletters, auction programs, class plays, swim league guidance, and the acclaimed annual MacKenzie family newsletter--but no fiction.

Finally, the boys started driving (Eek!) and leaving for college. The nest was emptying and she wasn't getting any younger. The time had come to chase the dream or let it go for good, so she sat down at the computer and wrote. And rewrote. And rewrote again until she had a polished manuscript. She joined the Romance Writers of America, and when the plea went out for Regency manuscripts for the 2004 Golden Heart contest, she sent in The Naked Duke. The stars aligned. She made the final round, and one of the judging editors liked the manuscript and offered to buy it.

Yee haw!!

When not writing or obsessing over the various mysteries of book promotion, Sally can be found at the gym working hard to age gracefully, at the pool on the SLOW side of the Masters swim practice, or at one meeting or another volunteering at the helm of the summer swim league. 


Here's Sally with her family--she's 5 ft. 8 in. tall, but she's short in this crowd. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Book Review - Noggin - John Corey Whaley -

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Title:  Noggin

Author:  John Corey Whaley

Review:  We listened to this book on CD in the van as we drove out west for our family road trip this year - we ended up at a Dude Ranch for a family reunion - about a 20 hour drive so we listened to books along the way and this is the 1st one we listened too - 

Loved the idea of this book - the concept is great and it really does relate to my son at this point in his life - Travis, in the book, is frozen for 5 years and when he wakes up with a different body he feels like it is been no time at all - like he went to sleep and just woke up - well the rest of his world has been going on for the last 5 years and things have changed for them but not for Travis and he has a difficult time moving past that discrepancy in what he thinks and what they think.

My son spent 2 years in South America while all his friends from HS went to college and are now graduating and getting jobs - my son is 2 years behind them - of course he speaks Spanish like a native and had amazing experiences living on the economy and getting to know the people, but he still has 2 plus years of college to go before graduation and getting a "real" job and it has been a difficult transition for him.  He loved his time in Chile, but he also is not happy with being what he considers behind his peers in life - but is he really?  

Well in this book Travis lives in the past for quite awhile - he is still only 16 and everyone else has aged 5 years more - it is a hard thing for him to put together and especially with his girlfriend who is engaged - my sons HS love is also getting married and that is a tough one for him - but every choice has consequences even good choices and we can choose our choices but we cannot choose our consequences - bummer - Travis is learning this the hard way - 

The book was interesting but too long in places and I hated the ending - the family decided the book was a 3 star read and that a few changes could have made it more 5 star worthy.

Synopsis:  Listen — Travis Coates was alive once and then he wasn’t.

Now he’s alive again.

Simple as that.

The in between part is still a little fuzzy, but he can tell you that, at some point or another, his head got chopped off and shoved into a freezer in Denver, Colorado. Five years later, it was reattached to some other guy’s body, and well, here he is. Despite all logic, he’s still 16 and everything and everyone around him has changed. That includes his bedroom, his parents, his best friend, and his girlfriend. Or maybe she’s not his girlfriend anymore? That’s a bit fuzzy too.

Looks like if the new Travis and the old Travis are ever going to find a way to exist together, then there are going to be a few more scars.

Oh well, you only live twice. 

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published April 8th 2014 by Atheneum Books for Young Readers

John Corey Whaley
Author Information:  JOHN ‘COREY’ WHALEY grew up in the small town of Springhill, Louisiana, where he learned to be sarcastic and to tell stories. He has a B.A. in English from Louisiana Tech University, as well as an M.A in Secondary English Education. He started writing stories about aliens and underwater civilizations when he was around ten or eleven, but now writes realistic YA fiction (which sometimes includes zombies…). He taught public school for five years and spent much of that time daydreaming about being a full-time writer…and dodging his students’ crafty projectiles. He is terrible at most sports, but is an occasional kayaker and bongo player. He is obsessed with movies, music, and traveling to new places. He is an incredibly picky eater and has never been punched in the face, though he has come quite close. One time, when he was a kid, he had a curse put on him by a strange woman in the arcade section of a Wal-Mart. His favorite word is defenestration. His favorite color is green. His favorite smell is books. He currently splits his time between Louisiana and Los Angeles. 

Where Things Come Back is his first novel.

NOGGIN, his second novel, is out on April 8, 2014

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