Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Color Street Review!

First I am sure you are asking yourself, "what is Color Street?". Color Street is 100% nail polish strips. They are a base, color, and top coat all in one and can be applied with no tools. The strips are very easy to apply and even a child can apply them! 

I was introduced to them by someone I used to work with at Devon. Now I haven't been one in the past to do my nails. I mostly haven't done them because applying nail polish and waiting for it to dry takes so much time. I am very bad at applying polish to my non-dominate hand as well. Color Street solves these problems and they have very cute designs! 

I decided to start selling them because of a few reasons. First, the nail polish is so easy to apply. Second, it will be nice to have a little extra income. Third, I think it is good to have something else to work on to continue learning and developing myself as a person. Color Street helps me feel like I am contributing financially to the family! Fourth, the buy in cost is low and we are encouraged to keep our inventory low and have our clients order directly from our website.

Here is a short video of me applying my nails:

If you are interested in trying a sample please fill out the request form here.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review of Born to Eat by Leslie Schilling and Wendy Jo Peterson

Brief Summary: "Born to Eat"  lays out how easy baby led weaning can be for the whole family. 

Long Review: Baby-led weaning (BLW) is introduced in this book but nutrition for the entire family is also covered. The book reminds the reader how a child mimics what they see and to be a good example for a new eater. The safety of baby-led weaning is addressed, and how to discuss with your pediatrician your decision to follow BLW. The book covers in detail how to cook foods for different stages of eating. I especially appreciated the examples of meals covered in the book. I look forward to cooking the meals and starting Miss A on food with BLW from Born to Eat!

Rating: 4.7/5

Other works by the author:

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Review of "A Promise to Believe In (The Brides of Gallatin County Book #1) " by Tracie Peterson

Brief Summary: Gwen Gallatin and her sisters have to figure out how to survive after the death of their father in rural Montana. 

Long Review: Gwen, Lacy, and Beth Gallatin have not had easy lives. Their mother died giving birth to a baby brother who also did not survive. The family moved around a lot and finally settled for a spell in rural Montana. The family runs a roadhouse serving the men who come through on the stage lines.

In "A Promise to Believe In" we mainly follow Gwen and her belief that she is cursed. She believes death will follow her as a fortune teller told her when she snuck to she her when she was a child. Death has seemed to follow her wherever her family has gone. The latest death of her husband and father has only further convinced her. Her husband's brother comes looking for items he took when he left the family. Gwen becomes inconsolable due to the lies of her husband. The book follows the search for the missing items and the growing relationship between Gwen and her husband's brother.  Eventually the items are found and the romance between the two end in marriage.

The book was good. I did enjoy it but there was no rush to read. The point of view changed from character to character in the book. The change was sometimes abrupt and I found it difficult to get back into the scene when this happened. The end of the book felt slightly rushed as the villain introduced a source of conflict and then the book wrapped up with a wedding. The end felt as if there was a conclusion to the romance but no conclusion to the conflict. The conflict was not interesting to want me to continue to read the series. 

If you are looking for a quick read about wilds of Montana and do not mind changing point of view this series may be a good read.

Rating: 3/5

Other works by the author: A Love to Last ForeverA Dream to Call My Own, & Many More