Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Keto Reset Diet - Book Review




I first heard about the Keto Diet from a friend that was following it. I wasn't really sure what it was all about. Shortly after she mentioned it I started hearing more people talk about the benefits of it. I wanted to know more and this book definitely helped me understand what it's all about. 

The Keto Reset Diet by Mark Sisson has so much good information in it. It is laid out in a format that is easy to read and understand. I've read through the book once but it does have so much information I feel like I need to read a few sections again to really soak it in. It has over 100 recipes. It looks like most call for regular ingredients I have already or could easily find. The book does have pictures of some of the recipes. 

Overall, I think this is an excellent book. I'd definitely recommend it especially if you are someone like me who wanted to know more about the Ketogenic Diet in general. It's definitely worth looking into also if you are wanting recipe ideas. 

I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review. Opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker - Book Review





I was really looking forward to some new and exciting recipes for my slow cooker with fall almost here. Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker is definitely full of new recipes. It has 110 of them and some beautiful pictures in it. I, however, was very disappointed with it. There are quite a few ingredients called for that are not easy for me to find where we live. Also, when I think of slow cooker I don't think of Octopus. Yes, there is a recipe for Spanish-Style Octopus. There is also Mexican Oxtail and Duck Ragu. It's just not the cookbook for our family. This is more for the person who likes a little fancier dish in their slow cooker. It's slow cooker Martha Stewart style. :)

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. Opinions are my own.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Housekeeper - Book Review




Anne Morgan's boyfriend, who is also her boss, has just left her for another woman. She has to find a new job and ends up becoming a housekeeper for Emma and Rob who both have high profile careers. They seem to have the perfect family but Anne quickly finds out that is not the case. She soon discovers their family secrets along with some of her own.

I wasn't sure what to expect reading The Housekeeper. The cover alone made me think dark and creepy. It was an enjoyable read though. I wouldn't say it keep me up late at night waiting to find out what happened like some books, but I did enjoy it. It was dark and a bit odd but a good read.



This book was included in my #wintervention box from BookSparks as part of their Winter Reading Challenge.



* I received this book for free from Booksparks for review as part of their Winter Reading Challenge. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Avery Ultra Tabs via Shoplet


Shoplet has everything you need for your business or home office. They carry a huge assortment of Avery products including the Avery Ultra Tabs Repositionable Tabs and Avery Dividers with Movable Tabs.




The Avery Ultra Tabs Repositionable Tabs come in a variety of colors. You can write on both sides. They are smudge-free and can be removed and repositioned easily. They have a plastic layer for ultra durability. The Ultra Tabs can be used for many things like indexing, flagging, and referencing. We've been using them in cookbooks, school books, and planners. They also offer the multiuse Avery Ultra Tabs Repositionable Tabs which are a bit bigger.



Makes it easy to find important things like my favorite cake recipe!







The Avery Dividers with Movable Tabs come with 5 multicolored tabs. The dividers have movable adhesive tabs so you can position them where you want. The tabs can also be written on both sides. The dividers are sturdy and make it easier to keep things organized. I've been using ours in a binder for important school papers for our kids.




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* I received these items free for this review. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own. 

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Sweet Lake - Book Review





Sweet Lake is the first book I have read from Christine Nolfi. The book is set in small town Sweet Lake, Ohio. The main character Linnie is trying to restore her family inn back to it's glory. She has the support of the eccentric Sweet Lake Sirens and her close friends Cat and Jada. They are also trying to get her to start up a romance with attorney Daniel who has been trying to catch her for years. Linnie also has to battle her brother and parents.

At first I had a hard time getting into the book. It felt like there was a lot of characters introduced right at the beginning and I was getting mixed up. I'm glad I kept reading because I got pulled into the small town drama and enjoyed it a lot.


This book was included in my #wintervention box from BookSparks as part of their Winter Reading Challenge.








* I received this book for free from Booksparks for review as part of their Winter Reading Challenge. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It Happens All the Time - Book Review





It Happens All the Time by Amy Hatvany tells the story of two best friends, Amber and Tyler, and a night that changes their lives. It alternates back and forth between the two so we get two completely different views of what happens. I think this is important because it shows how tough and uncomfortable a topic it is when one side doesn't feel like they did anything wrong.

I had mixed feelings about the book. A few times I did get a bit lost when it was jumping back and forth in time. Even though Amber was the victim I had a really hard time liking her character in general. It didn't have anything to do with the actual crime that happened but just other parts of the book and things she was dealing with. Tyler also had a lot of issues and I think his character showed how hard it is to believe that such a nice guy could hurt his best friend. The book had a lot going on but it does have a very important message.

Consent is a very important subject that needs to be talked about. So many do not understand when they cross the line. I think the title of the book is perfect because unfortunately it does happen all the time.

This book was included in my #wintervention box from BookSparks as part of their Winter Reading Challenge.



* I received this book for free from Booksparks for review as part of their Winter Reading Challenge. No other compensation was received. Opinions are my own.




Sunday, March 26, 2017

Dinner: Changing the Game - Book Review





Dinner by Melissa Clark has over 200 new recipes. It's full of one dish dinners for the beginner or experienced cook. Most recipes are filling enough to be all you need while others might need a nice salad or some bread to go along.

This cookbook has beautiful pictures. I'd say there is about one photo for every third recipe. The book is organized by main ingredient and includes chicken, meat, fish and seafood, eggs, pasta and noodles, tofu, vegetable dinners, grains, pizza, soups, and salads, There really is something for everyone. She has included such a wide range of recipes. A few dishes that quickly caught my eye - Harissa Chicken with Leeks, Potatoes, and Yogurt, Shrimp Pad Thai with Sugar Snap Peas and Basil, and Roasted Sausage and Cauliflower with Cumin and Turkish Pepper.

The book is very well constructed with a beautiful cover and good quality pages. The instructions are clear and easy to follow. I am also happy that the pictures included are just of the food. So many cookbook authors these days include so many unnecessary photos of themselves or random things.  I do prefer when there is a picture of each recipe but this one does still have plenty enough to satisfy me.

* I received this book from Blogging For Books for this review. Opinions are my own.