Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sucked into a new book lol

So I went to the book store with Amber - which is never a good idea to do lol since we can spend hundreds in a sec on books lol. But we picked up a couple that had come out and I grabbed a new one. I knew I shouldn't have but I just loved the enticement of a new book series and the description was cool.

It's called Need by Carrie Jones. I gotta say I liked the cover art too. It's almost a twist on the Twilight series. But this one involves Pixies... which are not as nice as some of use like to think. I've read pixie books before, some nice, some not ... but this one describes them completely evil. I'm already half way through the first book and I LIKE it not in love though. I heard the next two books get even better - so I hope so :) But hey I like adventures and new things so I thought I'd try the series out :)

Need -

Zara collects phobias the way other high school girls collect lipsticks. Little wonder, since life’s been pretty rough so far. Her father left, her stepfather just died, and her mother’s pretty much checked out. Now Zara’s living with her grandmother in sleepy, cold Maine so that she stays “safe.” Zara doesn’t think she’s in danger; she thinks her mother can’t deal.

Wrong. Turns out that guy she sees everywhere, the one leaving trails of gold glitter, isn’t a figment of her imagination. He’s a pixie—and not the cute, lovable kind with wings. He’s the kind who has dreadful, uncontrollable needs. And he’s trailing Zara.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

A week after

Can you be in love with a website?? Seriously this is as bad as Gymboree but its saving me money LOL

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I found through a friend. I ordered my first stuff and fell in love. They reshipped damaged items with no hesitation and they even accept manufaturer coupons by mailing them in (they send you coupon envelopes with your first order) I mean they are helping you save money in so many ways. And yes each time someones uses my code I get credits to get more stuff. Who doesn't love that!!

**I had to add this in - its important to some of the ladies :) - shipping - they bag all the spillable containers - my mouse and hairspray, my dish detergent all came in separate huge baggies inside the box and my Tide had a big tape wrapped around the lid to keep it from separating - it didn't leave any sticky after I removed it either.**

So what have I ordered latley...

* Aussie Aussome Volume Conditioner-13.5 oz
TOTAL - $3.69

* Aussie Aussome Volume Styling Mousse-6 oz
TOTAL - $0.00


* 2 - Opti-Free RepleniSH Multi Purpose Disinfecting Solution
TOTAL -  $24.90


* 6 Ziploc Freezer Bag Value Pack, Gallon Size
TOTAL -  $9.57

* CoverGirl Queen Collection Eyeliner
TOTAL - $3.99

 Crest Crest Pro-Health For Me Fluoride Anticavity, Minty Breeze

TOTAL -  $2.70

* Clean & Clear Deep Action Cream Cleanser
TOTAL -  $0.19

* 2 Head & Shoulders Classic Clean 2-in-1 Dandruff Shampoo-33.9 oz.
TOTAL -  $16.78

* Kotex Long Super Maxi Pads 2 * original $3.71
USE CODE KotexJanuarySale
TOTAL - $4.18

* Listerine Antiseptic Gentle Rinse, Fresh Burst * original $5.15

TOTAL - $3.53

* Q-Tips Cotton Swabs * original $5.49

TOTAL - $4.67

* Tide ColdWater HE Liquid Detergent with Actilift, Fresh * original $12.99

TOTAL - $10.19

* Old Spice High Endurance Deodorant, Fresh * original $2.45

TOTAL $1.23

* Swiffer Dusters Refill, Unscented * original $12.39

TOTAL $10.11

* Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent * original $4.89

TOTAL $3.94

Yeah I think that's a total of 4 times in the last week and it all arrived next day in a nicely packed box. It beats traveling out in sleet/snow and in -12 degree weather to get the supplies too. I've even set up an account for my mother in law to get things sent to her - she's 74 and I don't need to worry about her hurting herself to get detergent. I've saved tons - each day they have a sale on their facebook page telling us what its is half off or discounted. I missed the hefty sale dang it lol

*UPDATE - ok I just placed my 5th order for Glad products - I got half off the pans I've been wanting. Amber wants to cook special things and these will be great for her to do it in! Use code FBGLAD to get it half off...up to $10 off so use it til it busts lol

* 2 Glad SimplyCooking OvenWare 9x12 Pans & Lids-2ct
o $6.18

* 2 Glad SimplyCooking OvenWare 8x8 Pans & Lids-3ct
o $6.18

* Tylenol Extra Strength Pain Reliever/Fever Reducer Caps
o $2.89

TIP - I do the special orders - half off Glad, Opti Free and such. Then I place a SEPARATE order for the rest of my goodies. All at no tax, no shipping and this way I can use codes and ecoupons :) Remember to check the ecoupons box when you see it before adding it into the cart too.
use code ASER4231 to get 15% off your first order :)

**I also use paypal to pay for my items :) - nice added bonus that they accept it*

My review is four thumbs up (I borrowed my husbands since he's loving it too).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Radiant Shadows

Ohhh I think I'm done reading this series... its gotten a little weird and there's so many twists and turns to it. I was shocked and surprised by the book, read through it all in 2 days. But it really didn't do anything for me... the next one comes out in Feb and I think I'll wait to read the reviews to see if its worth it.

My favorite characters in the series weren't even the main characters of the book - I barely read anything about Aislinn and Seth. They never touched where Keenan ran off to or what happened to him. It was all about the hound Ani and her relationship to the faries. It was a real bore until the middle and then it sped up so fast that I was trying to keep track of what was happening. Not my favorite in the series.


Hunger for nourishment.
Hunger for touch.
Hunger to belong.


Half-human and half-faery, Ani is driven by her hungers.
Those same appetites also attract powerful enemies and uncertain allies, including Devlin. He was created as an assassin and is brother to the faeries' coolly logical High Queen and to her chaotic twin, the embodiment of War. Devlin wants to keep Ani safe from his sisters, knowing that if he fails, he will be the instrument of Ani's death.

Ani isn't one to be guarded while others fight battles for her, though. She has the courage to protect herself and the ability to alter Devlin's plans—and his life. The two are drawn together, each with reason to fear the other and to fear for one another. But as they grow closer, a larger threat imperils the whole of Faerie. Will saving the faery realm mean losing each other?

Alluring romance, heart-stopping danger, and sinister intrigue combine in the penultimate volume of Melissa Marr's New York Times bestselling Wicked Lovely series. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia & M. Stohl

I put this one aside since it was huge - 512 pages! But I couldn't let it sit for long. I was in love with Beautiful Creatures and I fell maddly in love with Beautiful Darkness. I laughed, cried, couldn't put it down, I read through it faster than I thought and when I finished it - yeah she left me hanging but not in a bad way, just wanting more and panting at the end of it. I really thought it was involved, describing things in detail, that I was able to play a movie in my head while reading it.. was able to follow along easily and love all the twists and turns. I never thought I'd like reading a book in a boys point of view but i do!!

Ethan is consumed by Lena as he was in the first book, wanting to know why she's brushing him off, turning/running away from him. She should be able to choose now. Be her own person but she's not. She's turning ... away. Ridley's back and Link is falling again. But who can help it, she's a Siren! Ethan starts having massive visions and they turn out to be wild and overwhelming this time. Ethans dads back in the story but he's just a bystander (wish they had included him more). Amma is back to her supernatural ways and superstitions - she shows up more with the three sisters (his great aunts) and really surprises me. So does that darn cat!

Ethan Wate used to think of Gatlin, the small Southern town he had always called home, as a place where nothing ever changed. Then he met mysterious newcomer Lena Duchannes, who revealed a secret world that had been hidden in plain sight all along. A Gatlin that harbored ancient secrets beneath its moss-covered oaks and cracked sidewalks. A Gatlin where a curse has marked Lena's family of powerful Supernaturals for generations. A Gatlin where impossible, magical, life-altering events happen.

Sometimes life-ending.

Together they can face anything Gatlin throws at them, but after suffering a tragic loss, Lena starts to pull away, keeping secrets that test their relationship. And now that Ethan's eyes have been opened to the darker side of Gatlin, there's no going back. Haunted by strange visions only he can see, Ethan is pulled deeper into his town's tangled history and finds himself caught up in the dangerous network of underground passageways endlessly crisscrossing the South, where nothing is as it seems.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

*update before even going to post this I got a confirmation item with tracking that my order has SHIPPED!! WOW

Ok I just did it - I ordered from - I got the following for $37 shipped to the house for free NOT TAX!!

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    * Kotex Long Super Maxi Pads 2     *   original $3.71
          USE CODE  KotexJanuarySale
           TOTAL -  $4.18

    * Listerine Antiseptic Gentle Rinse, Fresh Burst  *   original $5.15

          TOTAL -  $3.53

    * Q-Tips Cotton Swabs  *   original $5.49

          TOTAL -  $4.67

    * Tide ColdWater HE Liquid Detergent with Actilift, Fresh    *   original $12.99

          TOTAL -  $10.19

    * Old Spice High Endurance Deodorant, Fresh *   original   $2.45

          TOTAL  $1.23

    * Swiffer Dusters Refill, Unscented  *   original   $12.39

         TOTAL  $10.11

    * Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Original Scent *   original    $4.89

        TOTAL   $3.94

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Torment by Lauren Kate

Luce grows up in this one, instead of just agreeing, wondering aimlessly at this new school and doing as she's told or looking to Daniel for all the answers - she strikes out in her own way and fumbles on her own. What she does in the end, if you stop and think, you'd do the same thing, I know I would. The last 3 chapters rocked my world of what I thought was going to happen and it really makes you want the third book, dang it! lol I didn't want to put it down but I have like 50 pages marked where I had to stop to go potty, eat dinner or go in to the doc office after not wanting to be called in too quickly lol. It's a great second book to Fallen.

Hell on earth. That's what it's like for Luce to be apart from her fallen angel boyfriend, Daniel. It took them an eternity to find one another, but now he has told her he must go away. Just long enough to hunt down the Outcasts - immortals who want to kill Luce. Daniel hides Luce at Shoreline, a school on the rocky California coast with unusually gifted students -Nephilim, the offspring of fallen angels and humans.

At Shoreline, Luce learns what the Shadows are, and how she can use them as windows to her previous lives. Yet the more Luce learns, the more she suspects that Daniel hasn't told her everything. He's hiding something - something dangerous. What if Daniel's version of the past isn't actually true? What if Luce is really meant to be with someone else? The second novel in the addictive FALLEN series . . . where love never dies.

Sucks to Be Me: The All-True Confessions of Mina Hamilton, Teen Vampire

Ok yeah its the classic vampire preteen novel, the cover doesn't do anythign for me but Amber wanted it so we picked it up and took it home. She has a dozen books she's reading at any given time so I snagged it and read it, in ONE DAY! It's a quick read, for 293 pages. But its great for a preteen. Then Still Sucks To Be Me came out and I continued to laugh my butt off in the next book. and again read it in one day... I really couldn't put it down.

The plot is great, it carries you along, make you laugh out loud and there's nothing in there that I wouldn't want my preteen (teen) to read. The character is a teen and her language through out definitely portrays that. You can see her rolling her eyes or stamping her feet.

I have to say the second book came at the best time - We were moving and so was Mina in the second book. Amber was able to relate to it and I actually think it helped her adjust :)

Sucks to Be Me

Mina Hamilton's parents want her dead. (Or undead to be precise.) They're vampires, and like it or not, Mina must decide whether to become a vampire herself. But Mina's more interested in hanging out with best friend Serena and trying to catch the eye of the too-hot-for-high-school Nathan Able than in the vampire training classes she's being forced to take. How's a girl supposed to find the perfect prom date and pass third-year French when her mom and dad are breathing down her neck—literally?

Still Sucks to Be Me

With vampire boyfriend George and best friend Serena by her side, Mina thought she had her whole life—or rather afterlife—ahead of her. But then Mina’s parents drop a bomb. They’re moving. To Louisiana. And not somewhere cool like New Orleans, but some teeny, tiny town where cheerleaders and jocks rule the school. Mina has to fake her death, change her name, and leave everything behind, including George and Serena. Not even the Vampire Council’s shape-shifting classes can cheer her up. Then Serena shows up on Mina’s doorstep with some news that sends Mina reeling. Mina may look a lot better with fangs, but her afterlife isn’t any less complicated!

In this eagerly awaited sequel to the popular Sucks to Be Me, Kimberly Pauley addresses many of her fans’ most pressing questions (Will Serena become a vampire? What happened to Raven? What’s next for Mina and George?) with signature humor and breezy bloodsucking style.

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Thursday, January 6, 2011

It's BOGO time & Hostess Contest

Our hostess contest - anytime you place an order online or through me and choose the open house New Years Contest, you have been entered into the contest. What can you win?? You win the hostess rewards of course! Anywhere from $50 - $100 or more!

Wouldn't you love to order something you've been wanting during our BOGO sale and have the chance to win the hostess rewards at the same time?? Me too!!

I love this sale!

Purchase any two items from January 4 at noon (MT) to January 31 at 11:59 p.m. (MT) and you’ll get an additional item of equal or lesser value absolutely FREE!

No Limit – One free for every 2 you buy!
Example Order:
Item #1 $49.95
Item #2 $39.95
......Item #3 $39.95 FREE
Item #4 $29.95
Item #5 $24.95
Item #6 $19.95 FREE

Choose from any item we offer, including expressions, embellishments, accessories, or even a MyDesign Suite custom expression. There’s no limit to the ways you can enhance your home or the FREE items you can get!

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