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I'm back, but can't type into my post & Happy New Year

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2009 Books Read

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Short Stories

1. A Reversal of Fortune by Holly Black
2. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russel
3. Holiday by M. Rickert
4. All Hallow's Haunting
5 - 14. Restless Dead ~ 10 stories
15. Love Struck by Melissa Marr {Love is Hell} ~ May 2009
16. Sleeping with the Spirit by Laurie Faria Stolarz {Love is Hell}
17. Stupid Perfect World by Scott Westerfeld {Love is Hell}
18. Fan Fictions by Gabrielle Zevin {Love is Hell}
19. Thinner then Water {Love is Hell}


Full Length Books ~

1. Valiant: A Modern Tale of Faerie by Holly Black
2. Scarpetta by Patricia Cornwell
3. Ironside: A Modern Faery's Tale by Holly Black
4. Body Count by PD Martin
5. Murderer's Club by PD Martin
6. Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi
7. Whispering Lake by Jessica Coulter Smith
8. Shocking Pinkby Erica Spindler
9. Death Perception by Victoria Laurie
10. Freeze Frame by David Warner
11. Cross Country by James Patterson
12. Save the best for Last by Kim Hanks
13. White Witch Black Curse ~ April 2009
14. Shakespe…

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I can't seem to log into my google accounts on my pc for some reason. I'm on my iPod now.

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Teacher Gift Idea ~ Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind

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My youngest is in 3rd grade this year, so when I was asked to review Close Encounters of the Third-Grade Kind: Thoughts on Teacherhood, I was pretty excited.  Plus I had already heard what a great book it was.

Once again, author and veteran California school teacher Done (32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny: Life Lessons from Teaching) shares his unique, joyful view of childhood with gentle humor and penetrating insight. Going through the school year month by month, Done offers humorous vignettes, student profiles and phenomena unique to the third grade, peppered with memories of Done's own childhood, which only get better as the book goes on. Done's style is straightforward and fast-paced, expertly recreating his adventures as the sole adult in a room of eight-year-olds. Culled from decades of experience, Done's text illuminates the enormous commitment and generous humor needed to get through 25 years of teaching ("After learning their names, I gave t…

Stocking Stuffer for Men ~ Swerve Razor Review & Giveaway

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Are you looking for a great stocking stuffer for the guy in your life?  I found one that is practical and fun.  It is called The Swerve.



The Swerve is a new type of razor that was primarily created for men to shave the back of their neck area.  It fits right in the palm of your hand for the control you are looking for.  It has an ergonomic design as well for comfort and ease of use.  The Swerve will allow you to get the close, clean shave you are looking for on any part of your body.  The best thing is you can do it yourself.  


Now my hubby will not be bothering me to help me shave his neck, I love that!  My husband tried it out and he likes it a lot.  He said it was very easy to use, and it gave him a close shave.  Sorry readers, he would not allow pictures, lol.


Another benefit, the Triple action blade and lubricating strip ensure a smooth, clean shave.

The Swerve contains a triple-action blade for swift cutting precision and a lubricating strip designed to help the Swerve glide smooth…

Do you have a Ballet Dancer to shop for this Christmas?

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Do you have any dancers on your shopping list this year?  Is there a special little girl that loves ballet?  If so, I have a couple reviews you will be interested in. 
First, Prima Princessa has recently released their second dvd ~ Prima Princessa Presents The Nutcracker.  Ever since I first learned about Prima Princessa Swan Lake, I have been waiting for them to release The Nutcracker.  This is my girls favorite ballet.  My oldest even got to dance in it 2 years in a row when she was younger.  It holds a special place in our hearts. 
This family Christmas movie is the perfect Holiday Gift for girls ages 3 to 7. Join Prima Princessa, the adorable cartoon fairy ballerina princess, as she takes you on an amazing Christmas adventure filled with snow fairies, toy soldiers, sugarplums and sweets galore!  Get on your pretty tutu and get ready to dance with the San Francisco Ballet as they perform excerpts from their world famous ballet “Nutcracker.” Between acts your kids will get up off the …

Green Works New Laundry & Stain Fighter!

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I really like the new Green Works line by Clorox.  I use several of the products in my home currently and am exicited that they are expanding the line to include new products.
They now not only cover the bathroom and kitchen, but our laundry rooms as well. With its efforts, Green Works continually makes it simple for Moms to incorporate green living into their households. The Green Works Natural Laundry Detergent and Stain Remover, launched this past summer, upholds the same high-performance standard as other cleaners from the Green Works line. As we take care that chemicals don't find their way into our kids' hands, food, and toys, we don't want harsh chemicals on their clothes either.
Green works laundry are a  natural plant-based detergent and stain remover. This resulted in a patent-pending formula, which the Environmental Protection Agency's Design for Environment program recognized as safer for families.
 I was sent one laundry detergent and one stain fi…

Squeeballs Review & Giveaway ~ CLOSED

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I  have a fun review and giveaway for you today.  It is brought to you from Performance Designed Products (PDP).  PDP sells all those great accessories for all of the various gaming platforms.  With over a decade's experience in the gaming industry, it doesn't come as a surprise to me that PDP is the first to  introduce the world's first cross-platform motion game.  



Here is more information on the game:

Squeeballs are 12 toys that are manufactured on a secret island somewhere in the Pacific. Before they can be sold to children around the world, the Squeeballs must be fully put to the test...to the point of destruction! You can blow up, cook, slice, bat, bowl, shoot and bounce the Squeeballs. The game features a unique collection of 11 party games, each taking place in a different environment from lava-filled canyons, bowling alleys and kitchens to science labs and snow-capped mountains. As the game progresses and more challenges are met - each one more difficult than th…

PulseYoga DVD Giveaway ~ Closed

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I have a great giveaway for the upcoming new year.   How many of us make a resolution to lose some weight for the new year?  Even if you don't do resolutions, most woman want to lose some weight after the holidays.   Thanks to KMR Communications, I have one Pulse Yoga DVD to giveaway.


Pulse Yoga is a result of Argie Tang's personal quest to find yoga routines that accomplish much more than other yoga styles. 

A few years ago I was diagnosed with osteopenia. This is almost osteoporosis, but not quite. I was shocked as I have been practicing yoga for so many years and consider myself to be in very good physical condition. The doctor told me that I needed to do some sort of weight training program. I have never really liked working out in a gym, always preferring yoga. I also did not want to give up precious time allotted to my yoga practice, so I decided to incorporate free weights into my yoga routines.
A basic yoga routine that introduces the Puls…