Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Egg-cited about this

I have never seen such a cute egg tray as this one.  Just the right item to display all those decorated or deviled eggs....

Available while they last (they are going fast) at www.youravon.com/ashapiro

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review: The Great Alone

The Great Alone The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

It has been awhile where I read a book that I could not put down. But Kristin Hannah has written that book in The Great Alone. She has also opened my eyes to the beauty of Alaska. I have read other books about Alaska but never have I experienced a love for its beauty. It was always portrayed as dark, cold and dangerous but Hannah has also shown the survival part along with the beauty of its long nights and dangerous places.

And so we meet Leni and her mom and dad. Who set out to get away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. They are left a house in Alaska from her dad's friend who served in Vietnam with him. And thus begins this family's struggle to adapt to a new land, deal with her father's PSTD and his abuse of her mother. You will learn to love Leni and cry for her mom. You will learn to hate Ernt, the father who cant control himself. But most of all, you will learn to love the wilderness and strength in this story.

A hard life entails and we see how this family along with others survive until it all becomes too much for them. There was romance, abuse, struggles and lots of tears in this story. Many decisions which may or may not have been the right ones. All I know is by the end of this book, one has to ponder and think how strong the characters of this books were considering all that they had been through. And wonder what would you have done if in the same situation.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

You smell good

I have often envied those women who  spray themselves with cologne and all day long smell good.  I have often asked what they are wearing that smells so good.  I have often bought their cologne...but it doesnt smell the same on me...and I have spent all that money...and the store wont take it back....

Well, I finally found my scent....Prima Noir - warm and spicy, lasts all day and sometimes into the next day.  And instead of spending $125 for a bottle...it is only $30 and I have 120 days to return it if I dont like the scent or it just doesnt work for me.

I usually give out samples before I take orders so that my customers can "try" it out first...but Avon's return policy is the best....but I am sure you wont want to return this one....from just wearing it I have had 3 customers orders a bottle...check it out on my website, www.youravon.com/ashapiro - and let me know how you like it.

(If you would like a sample, please contact me or register on my website.)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Review: The Wife Between Us

The Wife Between Us The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The description of this book talks about "assumption" The dictionary says it means - a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof. And so you read about a marriage and assume it is happy...why not, Nellie and Richard are happily married - she has everything she could ever want, beautiful house, fine clothes, best of wine, cars and jewelry.

As the book continues you will not be able to put it down and find there is a thin line between assumption and reality. And what you think is happening is not really happening. And even when you realize what is going on - well, you dont see it coming....Assume nothing.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Makeup Junkie?

How much do you spend on makeup and makeup accessories?  Did you know that all makeup expires?  So you must be buying it anywhere from 3-6 months on a regular basis.  With the price of makeup (and I follow the prices and discounts) can you really afford to replace your makeup that often?

A customer recently called asking about Avon's foundation brush.  She recently lost hers and was upset that she paid a huge amount of money for it.  She has become a good customer of mine and went browsing through the books I send/drop off to her.  She came across a foundation brush for only $9.99 - well worth the price.

In this week's book, the discount is buy one and get one for half price.....

Friday, February 9, 2018

Good friends

When I retired I knew that my life would change.  Not only the obvious changes - like not having to get up in the morning to go to work, not having the stress of deadlines, not traveling to work in the bad weather (even though I live about 20 minutes away) and certainly not dreading Monday mornings.

So now I get up - whenever - have breakfast and relax - do whatever needs to be done, at my pace in the time I allot for it. 

And every once in awhile I get a call to come join some of my old friends from work and just chat,  eat and drink the night away.  Tonight was one of those days.  Seeing old friends and being able to talk to everyone and catch up of the latest happenings.  Since I retired I have missed everyone but am happy when we can get together.  Tonight was a celebration of another friend's retirement.

We were able to talk and remember old time; talk about the future and look forward to more good times and gatherings.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Hard Choices

I got a call today from my sister (love her) and she was asking about mascaras.  She wanted something that gives volumes and I pulled out my book and did a once over on the subject. 

And then I realized that there are so many choices...big and bold, volumizing, extending, wide awake, super extending, super shock, mega effects.....how does one choose?

I personally used Wide Awake...love how it brings out the curl in my lashes and looks like my eyes are wide open.  But I settled on this one only after using others in the group. 

So how many mascaras have you tried before deciding on the right one for you?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Review: Are You Nutrient Savvy?: Crave What Your Body Needs Not What It Has Become Addicted To

Are You Nutrient Savvy?: Crave What Your Body Needs Not What It Has Become Addicted To Are You Nutrient Savvy?: Crave What Your Body Needs Not What It Has Become Addicted To by Paula C. Henderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

After reading this book (Kindle Unlimited) I have found out: 1. I am not nutrient savvy; 2. I have been eating a lot of wrong foods; 3. I need the paperback edition to highlight all the info I need; and 4. this book was not boring like I thought it would be.

Paula Henderson makes a point of waking you up to things you did not know. Like, tomatoes are NOT GOOD for inflamed joints! Never knew that - and I am a big tomato eater. And I have knee pain everyday. A lot I did know like stay away from sugar, carbs and processed foods. Not only does she write about it but she also provides the information in easy-to-read format. (Read in two days) And love where she has blank lists for you to write down information you need.

That is why I will also be purchasing a paperback copy (as soon as it is available) This is one book I will be referring to often - highlighting and writing in it. Because I want to become nutrient savvy. (Stay away from those nightshades!!!!)

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