When I first saw the book Letters from Paris, I was not incredibly excited. The book’s cover is beautiful, and it is written by bestselling author Juliet Blackwell, but the word ‘Paris’ instantly made me apprehensive. After all, there are many books about Paris that involve a woman’s self-discovery (and romance) whilst visiting the French city; what would make this one different?
I admit it; I love romance novels. Sound the alarms! After all, romance novels are not usually listed among the world’s most esteemed pieces of literature (even though they can tell us a lot about different cultures’ romantic ideals), and several of them certainly do lack quality writing or unique plot elements. But I love them anyway, whether they’re historical Westerns or simplistic contemporary novels–and I’m certainly not the only one who does–so I was thrilled to receive an Advance Reading Copy of Denise Grover Swank’s new book Only You as a reviewer!… [read more]
If you’re considering adding weights to your workout routine, Freeweight Training Anatomy by Ryan George can help you maximize the results strength training can provide by helping you to understand what muscles you are exercising, the movements needed to get the most out of your workout and how those movements can have either a negative or positive effect on the outcome…. [read more]
There is a lot of talk in the media about the effects our diet can have inside our bodies as well as on the surface of our skin. Younger Skin Starts in the Gut by Dr. Nigma Talib addresses how eating the wrong foods can impact digestion as well as age skin by causing wrinkles, blemishes, and bags among other undesirable outcomes.
Outlined in the book is a 4-week program to “identify and eliminate your skin-aging triggers — Gluten, Wine, Dairy and Sugar.” Wine? Say it isn’t so, Dr. Talib?!… [read more]
I love cooking new and interesting recipes for my family. It is so easy to get into a rut when it comes to preparing dinners, especially since my kids have after-school activities and my extended family is experiencing some pretty tough emotional times lately. There are certain meals that are go-to crowd pleasers in my house — tacos, my homemade lasagna, parmesan crusted chicken and Papa Murphy’s take-and-bake pizza to name a few. But, sometimes, we all crave a little variety at the dinner table, am I right?!… [read more]
We all love the enjoyable things our money does for us: Eating out at nice restaurants, getting a fresh manicure or finally buying that designer purse we’ve been coveting for weeks. But how many of us can say we’re truly informed and savvy about how our money can work for us?
There is no better feeling than having my son curled up in my lap, bonding together over our mutual love of reading. Story time is a special time; precious moments woven together to create the tapestry of his childhood.