Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Forgotten" Book Review.

I have received a book called Forgotten, by Melody Carlson. I received it as part of the NavPress blogger review program they have in place.  Out of all the books to review, this one caught my eye. Its not my typical book (vampire, sci-fi), but it appeared to have a good story attached.  So I wanted to check it out.

So the book is about this girl Adele. Who's mom up and disappears when things get bad, and leaves Adele. She is living in her condo that her moms job paid for. As she is going on with her life ( she is a high school student ), she hopes that her mom is going to come back, or that she will call, or pay rent for her. Nope, none of the above happens. So Adele is evicted, and starts living out of the van that the moms boyfriend left there. Adele has always worked to help her mom pay bills, especially when things got bad, and so now was no different. She found a job, and started trying to save up enough money to get a place, and at the same time trying to finish school, she just wants to survive. Well, her friends at her new school (did I mention just the past summer Adele and her mom moved there because the mom got the awesome job that paid for the condo?) are in the popular crowd, and eventually find out her little secret. She befriends the other homeless girl in the school, and that turns out to be rotten-as Adele gives her a place to sleep (in her van), and the girl steals her money for drugs and alcohol.

Do you really think I'm going to tell you how good (or bad) it all ends? I don't think so!

I was skeptical at first to read this, because I am like great, a sappy story, I will probably end up crying through.  And actually, I only cried a little once.

Its a great book, the book is written in the first person, and sounds like something that has actually happened to someone. Its a sad, heartwarming, touching and inspiring story. I thought at first it would be overly religious, however, it is not. The story says a lot to me. Regardless of your faith, religion or beliefs, we all believe in some form of a higher power. We all pray (or silently talk to) that higher power.

To me, this book says that anything is possible. That you can come from the roughest times, and make it through the storm and turn into a rainbow - a beautiful multitude of colors, shining brightly. As this is a tough time right now for a lot of people, and everyone is going through some rough patches. Whether its a patch of unemployment, or even homelessness, it teaches us that we need to help each other out. Look out for one another.

I think everyone should read it. Everyone should give this wonderful book a chance. I applaud the author at her great work. And I plan on trying to find some more of her books and reading them.


On my list, this book is a Go! (vs a No Go). It is most definitely something I encourage all to read. Everyone of all faiths, and walks of life.



Unfortunately, I did not receive a copy to give away (boooo!), but rejoice! You as a blogger can go to NavPress and see if the book is still up as a book that can be reviewed on their blogger program. If not, there is others available.


Thank you NavPress, for letting me enjoy a wonderful book, and giving me the opportunity to review it!

Claiming my blog with Technorati

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Will post review of book later today :D

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Monday, September 27, 2010

My banner....

My aunt made that! Shes really good with graphics. I like how.. girlie it is lol...  Thats one side of me. And I embrace it lol.

She can make you one too. Send me an email to jentyree08@gmail.com and Ill send your info to her... Her prices are not bad, and quite affordable...


Hit me up for details :D

Oh - expect some more posts soon. I have been offline for a few days (ok, more like ten days). But I am back now, and ready to blog!

Talk soon...


Jennifer

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Crystal Deodorant Review

I am going to review Crystal Deodorant. You probably haven't heard of them. I didn't hear of the company either. But am glad that I now know about the company, and am super excited for this product. It was sent in a cute little baggie (that I am not throwing away, but plan on keeping for future use). 



First, some info about the product.
Crystal wants you to respect the body. Rather than mask your odor with chemicals, they want you to use something more natural, more healthy for your body. Crystal is the original mineral salt deodorant brand, and was established in 1984.  It has simple ingredients, with a simple promise: All day natural odor prevention. Mineral salts create an invisible barrier that make it impossible for odor causing bacteria to grow (rather than mask it like other name brand lines). 

My personal experience with the product.
I was skeptical at first, because one of the things that caught my eye about the product is that one deodorant stick can last up to a full year of daily use! ( I am still testing that, and in about a year from now will let you know!) It also states that you do Not need to reapply it throughout the day. That a single application under each arm lasts the entire day, and can even endure the toughest and longest workouts.... Well, I find that it actually does last and work all day long. I currently am working a remodel at Wal-Mart, and we work hard, and I sweat hard some days, and it really does last! I check myself at the end of the day (yes, I stick my nose in my armpit lol), and I can still smell the light scent that I started with earlier that day! No stink! And let me tell you, my Dove deodorant does not last that long!


I also love the fact that it does not leave a residue on your clothes at all. It also does not stain your clothes. Finally! An end to stained shirts!




Overall -- I give this product a 10!!! Its a really great product, and has some great scents. 
Heres some more info for you:
Rated safest in the Skin Deep database / Environmental Working (www.ewg.org).
Compact Signer of the Campaign for Safer Cosmetics.
And is Never tested on our animal friends (member of Leaping Bunny).




Body 'Conscious'


• Crystal® deodorants are clinically tested and hypoallergenic


• Cruelty free and environmentally safe

• Contain NO aluminum chlorohydrate, NO aluminum zirconium, NO parabens NO phthalates, and NO dyes
• #1 in consumer safety by Environmental Working Group


• Endorsed by numerous US Cancer Treatment Centers



Product line info:
The deodorants are available in 28,000 stores worldwide (including Walgreens, CVS and Rite Aid).
Both unscented (Crystal Body Deodorant®) and lightly scented (Crystal® essence)
Crystal® Body Deodorant is available in 4.5 ounce Stick, 2.25 Oz. Roll-On and 4 Oz Body Spray
Crystal® essence (Pomegranate, Lavender & White Tea and Chamomile & Green Tea) is available in 2.25 Oz Roll-On and 4 Oz Body Spray
*My personal Favorite is the Lavender & White Tea.



Crystal website:  http://bit.ly/O2Ocrystal
Crystal product shot:  http://bit.ly/Crystalessence
Crystal Stick at CVS: http://bit.ly/crystalstickCVS
Crystal Roll-On at CVS:  http://bit.ly/crystalrollCVS
Crystal Pomegranate Roll-On at CVS:  http://bit.ly/crystalpomCVS



*****UPDATE****
As of 9/20 - I have been updated that the deals for CVS were not correct...
Here is current info:
Crystal Deodorant
  • Rite Aid and Walgreens
  • $1 off the Stick
  • $.50 off the Roll-Ons and Sprays
  • From 9/26 – 10/23  
  • No coupons - in store deal

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Update...

Just wanted to update everyone... My internet was off and got new computer. I will be back blogging soon. And with reviews!

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