Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners Review

I recently received the  Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners to review. I need to start using my slow cooker again, great option for our busy lives. I have several recipes from this book on my list of need to try recipes. I am especially intrigued by slow cooker dessert recipes..yummy.

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imageI like how they take a healthy twist to recipes. What a great resource to stay on track with healthy eating. For example, the meatloaf is half lean beef and half lean turkey. I also like the easy to follow instructions. These books are available on Amazon:

​ (kindle ebook) $2.99 (paperback) $7.99

Amazon summary

Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners are great for people who like creative and modern food, similar to what would be served in a good restaurant.

The slow cooker is an amazingly versatile appliance that allows for easy creativity in our kitchen. In addition to classics such as spicy beef stew and chicken piccata you’ll learn how to use the freshest spices and ingredients to make dishes you never thought possible.

The Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners was designed for busy people who don’t want to sacrifice great-tasting, nutritious meals.

The slow cooker is perfect for international dishes such as Mexican Meatballs and Greek Mushrooms.
Want to reduce the amount of meat you eat? The Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners book contains a wealth of vegetarian recipes such as Ratatouille or Veggie Chili created especially for you.
Let the slow cooker take care of dessert. Chocolate Mousse and Cheesecake are just two of the amazing desserts included.
The Slow Cooker Recipes for Beginners book is an easy step-by-step guide to enjoying delicious, healthy meals without all the hassle.

I received this product for free through Tomoson .  Regardless the opinions in this post are my own.


Petunia, the Girl who was NOT a Princess Review

I recently received Petunia, the Girl who was NOT a Princess  by M R Nelson to review.  Although I don’t have children, I am an educator and aunt to many nieces and nephews.  I was excited to share this ebook with my nieces and nephews when they visit.


This book was fabulous for me to read to my nieces during their holiday visits.  I was super excited at how they were so enthralled.  The illustrations were fabulous and the message was really great.  I highly recommend these types of books to parents and educators.  What a wonderful gift idea for that special little girl in your life.

This book is available in hardcover with Prime shipping for only $18.65 and in ebook format for $2.99 on Amazon.

Amazon summary

Petunia is NOT a princess. She doesn’t want to be fancy or frilly and she certainly doesn’t want another little princess moving in next door. But, when the newest neighbor likes pink and climbing trees, maybe Petunia can make a new friend and stay true to her self.

50 Things to Know About Make-Up and Fashion: Tips from a Makeup Artist Review

I recently received 50 Things to Know About Make-Up and Fashion: Tips from a Makeup Artist by Mehreen Khan to review.  I was excited to get to see the tips in the book.


This book is great anyone interested in getting some good tips on how to apply makeup.  It gives you an insight into the makeup artist’s bag of tricks.  There are several books in the 50 Things to Know family and they all provide a great way to discover quick tidbits of great information.

The book is only $2.99 in ebook format on Amazon.

Amazon summary

Have you ever put a makeup that doesn’t suit you?
Have you ever thought that which fashion trend will make you look presentable and which will make you look disastrous?
Have you ever tried a makeup and fashion trend that seems odd but when you have tried it, you look gorgeous?

50 Things to Know about Make-Up and Fashion: Tips from a Makeup Artist by Mehreen Khan offers some interesting tips and helpful data through which you can get a gorgeous as well as trendy look.
Most books on makeup and fashion tell you about what should you wear and try but they will never aware you with the things that you must try and how you must try, so that they look trendy on you.

Although there’s nothing wrong with that, there are some other things that you should know in order to accomplish your goal.

Based on knowledge from some of the biggest experts of the fashion an makeup industry

In these pages you’ll discover tips and tricks that you can do in order for you to accomplish your goal to have a trendy and glamorous look by wearing an something that looks great on you.

This book will help you avoid all the disastrous makeup and fashion trends and will also let you know that how to wear the makeup to make it look appealing.

By the time you finish this book, you will know some to the fashion and makeup tips which have been jotted down by some of the famous fashion designers and makeup artists.

So grab YOUR copy today. You’ll be glad you did.

Merry Christmas Little Hoo Review

I recently received Merry Christmas Little Hoo by Brenda Ponnay to review.  Although I don’t have children, I am an educator and aunt to many nieces and nephews.  I was excited to share this ebook with my nieces and nephews when they visit.

This book is great for beginning readers and the pictures are really great.  I enjoyed reading this to my nieces and nephews visiting from Houston and Arizona this week.  They adored the cute Little Hoo and the noises that made this book come to life as it’s read.  This is the third volume in the Little Hoo series, check out the other books.


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Amazon summary

It’s Christmas Eve and Little Hoo should be sleeping. But there are so many interesting noises! Are there reindeer on the roof and elves in the kitchen? Join your favorite owl and find out in this Christmas story that will make December bedtime more fun for toddlers, preschoolers and even big kids who can’t help but believe in Christmas magic.

One Plus One by JoJo Moyes Review

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So I decided to read book #92 for 2014 this weekend. I had said I would read this last week, but obviously another book caught my eye first. Most of the readers out there know how it goes. You just never know what will catch your eye. All in all, I really liked this book. I had read Jojo Moyes’ other book Me Before You a while back. I had really enjoyed that book and decided to give this one a try. This book is a heartfelt family story with a bit of romance for good measure.

The start was a bit slow for me. This is usually the case when characters have to develop a bit. Sometimes it takes a bit to get used to some of the British vocabulary too. Plus the storyline was good enough to keep me going. By page 100 I was wrapped up in the characters and I knew I needed to find out what happened.

I absolutely adored Tanzie…I relate to the little “maths” girl. I myself have a masters in mathematics and currently work as an education data analyst. So I truly found the math and algorithm references later on in the story refreshing. For those non-math people out there, no worries it doesn’t dominate or deter from the story whatsoever. There is also an everyday working single mom, a computer guy, and a goth boy to round it all up.

I would highly recommend this book. It has a great narrative element taken from four different character’s point of views. Jojo Moyes did an excellent job transitioning from one character to another. I have read other books where this strategy affected the flow of the book, glad this wasn’t the case in One Plus One.

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Now on to find book #93!

Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire Review

This weekend I read Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire and I loved it!  I have been a huge fan from the start of this series.  The first book, Beautiful Disaster, is still one of my all time favorite bad boy romance books.  I fell in love with the Maddox family from the start back in the summer of 2012.  I had been looking forward to reading Trenton’s story and it did not disappoint.  Beautiful Oblivion

I will not go into the story much as I don’t want to spoil any of the interesting details of the book and ruin the experience for the readers.  What I can say is that this is a romance with all the bad boy characteristics.  It’s the kind of book that makes you second guess yourself.  How could I want them together?  Are they good for each other?  Is she too good for him, or he too good for her?  In the end I adored the characters, the love scenes were just right.  I have read many books with great storylines whose over the top sex scenes cause me to cringe a bit.  Catholic school upbringing can do that to a girl…LOL.

All in all I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a great romance.  I would recommend you read Beautiful Disaster first if you haven’t already.  This book does give tidbits here and there on Travis’ story.  There are also follow up books Walking Disaster and Beautiful Wedding.  I love them all!

If you’ve read the book please leave a comment.  I would love to see what you thought of this

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Barnes and Noble, or

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