Yummy Products

I was thinking about my Dad this morning so I decided to check and see if Amazon has any of his products listed.

Yes, yes it does. Granted it's going through one of the customers he sells to, I don't care, I just think it's cool they are listed :)

Here are a few that I use (ok I use a lot of his shit) -

The B-Healthy is awesome, especially if you have PCOS.

Love me the Facial Wash, I have sensitive skin and this stuff keeps it clear.

I like the Age Defying lotion, not because it's age defying so much, but the orange scent makes me think of summer and happy thoughts. Plus, this stuff is thick and absorbs into my skin like nothing. Which is really really good because the winter air here is DRY DRY DRY and I need some damn moisturizer!!


Book Review: Magic on the Line by Devon Monk

Magic on the Line (Allie Beckstrom, #7)Magic on the Line by Devon Monk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

More like 4.5 Stars

I want to say that so far of this series this has been one of my favorites.

Yes, Zay has changed. Yes, Allie is changing. To be honest, most of the characters are becoming more complex, even Alli's Dad. I think these things are expected and I would be more upset if the characters didn't change! And I totally feel for them all because there is no rest for the wicked in this series. It has been one major mojo after another, but this is why we read books - the thrill of the story. And this story is getting bigger, deeper and more impacting.

I am liking the series the more I read it. Can't wait to get my hands on the next installment.

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Stainless Steel vs. Non Stick - Part 1

We currently have Non Stick pots and pans.

The (now Ex-)husband knows that when we need to buy new ones (which will be sooner rather than later) and I am pretty sure I want the Stainless Steel set. I have been looking into this for a quite a while now, before the holidays even.

It's a good investment since it will last a lifetime. Health wise, studies are showing the Non Stick/Teflon has fumes that aren't the healthiest, plus I hate how the non stick coating is flaking off on our pans right now.

I know some people who have mostly Stainless Steel but will keep 1 - 10" skillet that is Non Stick for things like eggs or whatever requires a more delicate cooking touch. All I wonder with that is, people 30 years ago didn't really have this Non stick option, and they were able to cook eggs and whatnot (chefs, I'm sure, did all kinds of delicate cooking miracles) so do I really need to even keep that 1 skillet?

I do have 1 cast iron skillet. Maybe I should start using that for now instead of my non stick...hmmm...

I also think I will do a little bit more research before I try to convince the (now Ex-)husband about this investment.
Here are some interesting links so far:





Book Review: Primal Law by J.D. Tyler

Primal Law (Alpha Pack #1)Primal Law by J.D. Tyler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

First, I must say that to me this author and story line has a lot of potential. I will be reading the rest of this series, but I am hoping that the both gain more depth as it goes on.

This book seemed to move a little too fast in some ways. I felt rushed reading it, and then would hit a spot with details that showed how much more it could have been all the way through.

In part, it was harder for me to accept that Kira just went so easily with everything that happened, coming from a background with no paranormal history. That part was a hard sell. I also wish there was a bit more of the story developed before the characters were jumping into bed with each other. A little more tension and pull first. That antipation would have helped increase the enjoyment, as would have a litle bit more character development.

Overall, it wasn't bad, it wasn't awesome, but it good enough I want to see what happens with the series!

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Book Review: Magic on the Hunt by Devon Monk

Magic on the Hunt (Allie Beckstrom, #6)Magic on the Hunt by Devon Monk

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Book 6 of the Allie Beckstrom is starting to finally get closer to the nut of this series. You learn more about what's really been going on and how what was thought as the big picture, well, it wasn't quite big enough!

I like how Allie seems to be finally be growing deeper as a character. She's not as whiny and always hating on life, she's more a team player and even though she still gets the crap beaten out of her, it's not all about her in this segment.

There is a lot of really good tension, change and action in this novel. I feel like it's better than #5 in this series. Yes, Allie still has a lot of questions and she's slightly behind the curve on the history of the Authority, but there is better fluency between her and the other characters.

I also loved reading more about Shame and Terric. Personally, I am a bit in love with Shame's character.

Overall, I am more excited to read the rest of the novels in this series now :) This was a great kick it up a notch book!

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Book Review: Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

Touch the Dark (Cassandra Palmer, #1)Touch the Dark by Karen Chance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having read the Dorina Basarab series by Karen Chance prior to this start of the Cassie Palmer series, I think really helped me understand the whole plot and world better. I was already familiar with many of the characters, but this novel definetely helped me get a better scope on some of them.

I liked it, quite a bit. Very magically creative and though it took just over 200 pages for the Senate to tell Cassie what they wanted, it was worth it. The action was basically non stop through out the whole book, one situation rolling into the next, that you practically held your breath for half the book!

I really liked how Cassie always stood up for herself, didn't let herself get distracted from what SHE wanted/needed to get done. Gotta love a heroine that knows what she's about, even if isn't what she had wanted.

I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series!

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