Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Love Edy Author: Shewanda Pugh {A Book Review}

Love Edy

Author: Shewanda Pugh

{A Book Review}

 I had the  honor of getting to read and review the book Love Edy written by Shewanda Pugh. I wasn't to sure I was going to like it when I started reading, not because it wasn't a good book but because I thought I might be a little old for it- it seemed like more of a teen romance novel then one for someone in the above 25 range.  The book is well written and although at times it seems to jump a little it never really loses you and there isn't a point where you are so lost you don't understand what is going on.

Here is a little about the story:
 The story is about a young girl {Edy} and boy{ Hassan}, raised so close they could be brother and sister, in many ways they are like brother and sister. Him, always looking out and protecting her. Her always keeping him out of trouble. Until one day she realizes that she wants him to be more then a best friend and confidant. She has fallen in love with him, maybe she always has been on love with him and it's just now coming to the forefront of her heart.  But does she let him know? Does she risk all that they have as the closest and best of friends? And what if he doesn't feel the same way? Things would never be the same between them again... Could she handle that?
  He has always been her shoulder to cry on, her protector, her bestest friend. He is thrown into the jock lime light with just one single game. Now there are girls calling and throwing them selves at him all the time. He is a big part of the IT crowd and is known by everyone in the school as their football hero. But it doesn't matter to him, he would give it all up for her in a single second if he could have her. His future has already been promised to another, his parents being immigrants from India,and sticking with tradition, they have already choose his wife. Does he risk all that is at stake and tell her that he loves her? Is it worth the heart break that might follow if she rejects him?

There were moments in this book that I wanted to just slap the characters, yell at them that they should just TALK honestly TALK to each other. But then if that happened there would be no drama and  no book! HA! And beside have you ever known a high school student- boy or girl that didn't have a little drama in their life? I haven't met one yet! The story is a good one, there are moments when you think all hope is lost for these two, moments when you want to shout out in joy for them, and moments you want to slap them. I don't quit know how I feel about the ending. I feel that it's a little cut off. Kind of like the cliff hanger you are always left with when a season of your favorite T.V. show is over. When the next book comes out I plan on reading it just so I know what happens! Over all it's a good book I think for someone 16 or older. Someone that will understand about the sexual pressures they have to deal with, the coming of age, and what it's like having to deal with all of it while trying to find your self and figure out who you are. This will be a book that I plan on saving for my daughter {who is currently 13} to read when she is old enough, I think she will enjoy it.
I give it 4 stars over all.

Book Information:
Love Edy Published by Razor’s Edge 
1st Printing Razor’s Edge: trade paperback, June 24, 2014
Printed in the United States of America
All rights reserved worldwide
Copyright © 2014 Shewanda Pugh
ISBN: 0692027149 ISBN-13: 978-0692027141
Cover art by Claudia McKinney
Book design by Ian Thomas Healy
*an e-reader copy of this book was given to me in exchange for my honest review

PRoFOOT Pedi-Rock review



First thing you have to know about me is that I hate feet, I mean just think about it... they are normally scaly, rough, smelly, and dirty. If you are someone that wears sandals all the time then they are even more "alligator " like then some of us.  But here is the catch to this all... I love ..... LOVE getting foot rubs and pedicures. I think nail polish on clean fresh toes is super cute as long as I don't have to touch any of them. Baby feet are about the only type of feet that I am willing to touch, rub, or be near. I mean I'm not that big of a wimp... everything on a baby is cute... even their feet.

And what makes my hubby give me better foot rubs? Having soft, clean feet for him to rub on. I am blessed to have a husband that has strong hands and fingers ~ it's always a bonus when I am getting a foot or back rub!

I started using the PRoFOOT Pedi-Rock about 3 weeks ago. I liked it from the moment I took it out of the packaging. It's a bigger size then average so you don't have to worry about it being used up or going dull quickly and not being worth your money. The entire thing fits in my hand like a large sponge. It's soft enough to squeeze and grip on to but the entire outside surface is rough so there isn't one single area that can't be used to scrub your feet down. My feet have been soft since the first time I used it. I scrub my feet down every 4 or 5 days. If I was someone that wore sandals all the time I would do it more often then that.

This Pedi-Rock can be used wet or dry, but honestly I have only ever used it wet since I use it in the shower. I love how fast it works, you don't have to keep scrubbing for what seems like forever, within just a few mins - and yes, that's both feet - my feet are scrubbed down and done!  And you don't have to have the strength of an Ox either. In fact if you rub to hard you will make your feet sore and tear them up. Just a nice simple soft rub is all you need. Then when you are finished scrubbing your feet down just rinse it clean and let it air dry!

And Ta-Da! All done! And now you have smooth, clean, un-callused feet!
This gets 5 stars from me!
Worked just the way it said it would and worked as well too!

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*I received this product for free in return for my honest review. All thoughts and written words in this review are solely mine.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Sweet + Salty Potato Chip Sugar Cookies

Sweet + Salty Potato Chip Sugar Cookies

Happy National Sugar Cookie Day! Will you be taking part in this sweet, yet secret, holiday? I sure do hope so. If you don't have a sugar cookie recipe in mind you may want to take a peek at what I made this week. Sugar cookies are the most simple recipe out there but they are also versatile. You can do so much with your traditional recipe! For example, why not make it sweet.... AND salty? Inspired by my love for potato chips and baking I decided to make a batch of Sweet + Salty Potato Chip Sugar Cookies to celebrate. Heat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheet or pan with parchment paper.In medium sized bowl use a mixer to beat sugar and butter together on a low speed until fluffy.Add eggs and vanilla extract, continuing to beat until well...Read More

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Dark Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread {Recipe}

Dark Chocolate Cherry Banana Bread {Recipe}

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with Whole Foods. All opinions are my own. I love cherries. They are like fresh, juicy sweets that make my mouth smile. I also love banana bread so why not combine the best of both worlds with a sprinkling of chocolate as a bonus? Preheat oven to 325 degrees.Peel and mash bananasStir in egg, butter, yogurt, sugar and vanilla. Mix until combined.Combine 1 cup flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients and stir until combined. Do not overmix.Stir in chocolate chips.Toss cherries with 2 tablespoons of flour and fold into batter.Spray PAM into a loaf pan and then pour the batter in.Bake for 65 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).Cool and then enjoy! Look at all those juicy...Read More

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