Friday, April 8, 2016

#Phytopia Slimway



The first thing I noticed when I opened the bottle was the wonderful scent. 

I have been working with essential oils for quite a while now.  Some blends are overpowering and do not have a pleasant smell.  This has a great aroma and is not too strong.  Plus the blend of carrier oils didn't leave me feeling greasy like some of them do.  This one absorbed into my skin and left it feeling soft afterwards.

I did notice a huge drop in my appetite after I started using it.  And as an added bonus, grapefruit essential oil also helps with mental clarity and overall energy.  So I felt that it helped me in things other than just curbing my hunger.

You can order a bottle from Amazon at:

Disclaimer:  I received this product free in exchange for an honest  and unbiased review.  I did not receive any form of compensation.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

NutriONN Kidney Cleanse

I received this product free in exchange for an honest review.


When I first receive any type of supplement, the first thing I check is the smell.  If it smells horrible, then I know that there is no way that I would be able to take it on a regular basis.  Thankfully, these supplements actually have a pleasant smell.  They smell like an herbal tea.  So that was at least one hurdle overcome.

I would like to take a moment to mention that dietary supplements are not governed by the FDA.  So they can not make any type of medical claims.  I can only tell you my personal observations.  These are in no way to say that this cleanse is right for you or that it will work the same way for you.  I can only tell you how I felt after taking it and any changes I saw in my body.

I have been taking the kidney cleanse supplements for almost 2 weeks now.  Prior to taking them, I had quite a bit of inflamation due to poor kidney functions.  Since I have been on them, I have had a noted decrease in the inflammation.  I can not say for certain that they were the reason for it, but I haven’t changed anything else in my diet or exercise that I can attribute to this. 

I have uploaded a video to my Youtube Channel with a review there as well. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Death of A Bacon Heiress

I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Skeleton Garden

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I received this book as part of a Chatterbox from House Party and from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Mirror Work


Since its publication in 1984, Louise Hay's international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life has sold over 40 million copies worldwide. Now, in MIRROR WORK: 21 DAYS TO HEAL YOUR LIFE, the popular teacher and author offers the first book dedicated to her signature practice for personal transformation.
The Mirror Principle, one of Louise's core teachings, holds that our experience of life mirrors our relationship with ourselves; unless we see ourselves as loveable, the world can be a dark and lonely place. Mirror work—looking at oneself in a mirror and repeating positive affirmations—is Louise's powerful method for learning to love oneself and experience the world as a safe and loving place. Like her successful video course, Loving Yourself, MIRROR WORK lays out a 21-day program of teachings and exercises to help readers deepen their relationship with themselves and live a joyous and fulfilling life. “Doing mirror work,” Louise tells readers, “is one of the most loving gifts you can give yourself.”
Each of the 21 days is organized around a theme, such as monitoring self-talk, overcoming fear, releasing anger, healing relationships, forgiving self and others, receiving prosperity, and living stress-free. The daily program involves an exercise in front of the mirror, affirmations, journaling, an inspiring Heart Thought to ponder, and a guided meditation.
Packed with practical guidance and support, presented in Louise's warmly personal words, MIRROR WORK—or Mirror Play, as she likes to call it—is designed to help readers:·         Learn a deeper level of self-care
·         Gain confidence in their own inner guidance system
·         Develop awareness of their soul gifts
·         Overcome resistance to change
·         Boost self-esteem
·         Cultivate love and compassion in their relationships with self and others
In just three weeks, the reader can firmly establish the practice of Mirror Work as an ongoing vehicle for positive growth and self-care, and a path to a full, rich life.


This was probably one of the hardest things that I have ever done on a metaphysical level.  I have done many different meditations, journaling, shadow work, etc exercises.  However, mirror work really took a toll on me. 
The very first exercise was to look at yourself in the mirror and tell yourself that you love you.  That was hard for me.  One of the main reasons was because so much other works you don’t have to look yourself in the eyes.  By actually looking at yourself in the eyes, you can’t lie to yourself. 
When I did the first lesson, I literally broke down in tears.  I guess that even though I had been doing positive affirmations, it just wasn’t the same as truly looking at myself and saying it. 
I feel that this book really helped me to break through some blocks that I had up. 
Even if you feel like you can’t do more, then redo the exercise that you wanted to quit on until you feel you are ready to go to the next one. 
I noticed that I came up with excuses not to do exercise number 2.  So I went back and kept doing 1 over and over.  I finally felt ready to move on to number 2. 
Now, I am not going to sugar coat it.  The lessons got harder.  The more you dig into your inner being, the harder they got.  Journaling about your feelings and thoughts during the exercises will help you immensely.  Even if you can’t figure out why one exercise is more difficult for you than others at first, if you repeat it a few times and journal about your feelings or even just free thought journaling, you will discover that eventually you will see why that blockage was there and you will be free to move on.
Disclaimer:  I received this book free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  I did not receive any form of compensation.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Out Of The Broom Closet by Ashlyn Chase


I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Rock-A-Bye Bones by Carolyn Haines


I received the book free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sarah Booth Delaney knows the perfect way to begin recovering from both the recent attack on Scott Hampton’s blues club and her broken heart. She’s going to host a Thanksgiving feast for all of her friends at her ancestral home in Zinnia, Mississippi. But one bitterly cold night with the holiday just around the corner, Sarah Booth awakens to the insistent ring of her doorbell. She opens the door to find a newborn baby in a basket sitting on her front porch…and a pool of blood slowly seeping out from the basket. Before she can respond, an engine guns and a dark vehicle takes off.

After the police and a doctor ensure the baby is otherwise safe and healthy, Sarah Booth calls Tinkie Richmond, her partner at the Delaney Detective Agency. They know they need to do everything they can to find the baby's mother...even if they are starting to fall in love with the baby themselves. But as they track the baby's mother, Sarah Booth soon begins to suspect the woman might have been in danger; in fact, she might have been running for her life. And following in the woman's footsteps, Sarah Booth might find her own life on the line next.

USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines will once again delight readers with the next sparkling Sarah Booth Delaney mystery.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Blue Ribbon Canning by Linda J. Amendt


A review of this book.  I received the book free from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.



Blue Ribbon Canning takes readers on a canning journey and celebrates two American traditions--preserved food and state fairs--with more than 140 prize-winning recipes for jams, preserves, pickles, vegetables, fruit, and more, plus tips and methods for making delicious--and safe--blue ribbon recipes at home.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Saint Mazie by Jami Attenberg


I received this book free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

The Witch Hunter by Virginia Boecker

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  I had been putting off doing the review for this book.  Well, just watch the video and you will hear why.