Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Books. Show all posts

Friday, December 6

Arrrr. ISeeMe!, My Very Own Pirate Tale Book Review. #HolidayGiftGuide Worthy!

ISeeMe! has the perfect Personlized Holiday Gifts for all of our little scally wags to swash buckle to.  Like this custom Adventure Book by Name, made for my son  He is into Pirates BIG time right now.  We play Pirates, every, single, day, he has every pirate ship imaginable for his age. Yes! I encourage his imagination.  

What I really like about ISeeMe!'s, My Very Own Pirate Tale is, it takes each letter of his name, and tell's an adventure using it.  The photo's are vivid, and playful.  The moment I showed him the book, he pointed, and wanted me to read it.   

Don't forget to check out ISeeMe's NEW lunchboxes and PUZZLES ... coloring books and placemats as well as gift sets if you are looking for unique Holiday Gifts.

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Disclaimer: I received this item to facilitate a review, all opinions are my own.

Friday, June 28

Get fit. Get inspired. Get the dirt. Vinnie Tortorich Fitness Confidential Book Review.

Find it on Amazon for $4.99
Fitness Confidential is a fantastic, detailed book about Vinnie Tortorich. The Angriest Trainers twenty-two years in the Personal Training Business. The more I read the book, the more I related, and enjoyed how real Vinnie really is. I don't think he's an angry person, but angry at the gimmics sold to people that are reaching out for help. He's genuine, eccentric, and I felt as if he want's his clients to achieve everything he knows they can. Even if it takes pushing them to do it, or being a shoulder to cry on. Sometimes that's really all a person needs is a better mindset to succeed.

The first thing I noticed was when he asked the manager of a hollywood movie star "does she have the weight to lose?" That alone shows that he cares about their health, not just about numbers. I also completely agree with what he has to say about the overly processed, and sugar coated foods that has infected the nation. It is nice to see a trainer not believe in the word Diet, but more so in healthier life style changes by staying away from sugars, and grains.

I was extremely impressed by the information that is packed in this 159 page book. I feel lied to, I've been to plenty of dieticians from when I had gestational diabetes while pregnant. Then I just had pancreasitis, and I've cut back on things like red meat, and high fat grains. This book flows, and breaks things down more real, than just a set equation like we are robots. Vinnie makes me remember, we are human, and need that inner, and outter help.

Fitness Condifential has became my Holy Grail of healthier living. I'm guilty of using that word "diet" way too much. After reading this, I've promised myself not to call it a diet anymore. Not to worry about what I ate today, because I do need to eat. The "Remapping" Chapter is my favorite. Vinnie growing up was picked on, and punished at school a lot, but he did not become a victim. He became a Victor by getting into sports, and even going to the gym to work out after school. I really love stories like this. He didn't just become a personal trainer like some do on those new Reality TV Trainer Shows. He did it because it helped build himself into a great person. He shares this knowledge in the book, and on youtube.

Each chapter explains what most of us are doing wrong with how we perceive diet, and exercise, and why we shouldn't think, or follow the fab diet's any more. The more I read, the more I am learning what has been wrong with my mentality this whole time with wanting to be healthier. Even from things like Calorie in, and out, to The Food Pyramid. Reading Fitness Condifential truely is like peeking inside the mind of a successful trainer, that isn't in it for the money, or to push his work out gear or protein bars. He also overcame Cancer, did Chemo, and rebuilt his muscles. He is real. The advice in this book is real. I really need to check out his radio shows now. You should read the book too.  I've left a lot out,  it's just packed with a lot of information, along with Vinnies personal experiences.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.

Sunday, November 11


Great Retro Cookbook

Life According To GreenVics Holiday Gift Guide

Sometimes I wish I was from the time of cocktails, and when you were either a Jackie O, or Marilyn type of gal.  The look, and recipes are a time to go back to, when people cooked at home, and went out to eat at legendary restaurants. This cookbook is full of recipes from Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants as seen on Mad Men.


THE UNOFFICIAL MAD MEN COOKBOOK by Judy Gelman and Peter Zheutlin has it all.  There are over 70 recipes ranging from Cocktails, Appetizers, Salads, Main Courses, and Deserts & Sweets.

This Cookbook would be a great gift for someone that wants to learn to cook, and entertain.  Or, if you are just a huge Don Drapper fan.

Not only is the cookbook full of recipes, but also historical, and cultural content.

Detailed Colored Full Photos

My favorite recipe tho would have to be the pineapple upside down cake. It's simple, and to the point.  I can remember my Grandma making it, and my mom making me it.  Now I make it for my family.  It's just one of those recipes that I *believe* everyone should know how to make for their family!

You can Retrogress with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook on Facebook & Twitter.

I mention all the time how much I love sweet things.. This is one of my favorite cakes to bake.  Not only is it DELICIOUS! But it's like a work of art too!  It's fun to arrange the pineapple slices, and cherries.

Tho sometimes I get lazy, and just do it like this, Lol.  It all tastes the same! I made two pineapple down sheet cakes. 

Now I need a Martini please! Oh, and I hope I made you hungry.

I received this book for free for my honest opinion.   The Unofficial MadMen Cookbook retails for $16.95.  I was not told what to write/nor say, or to cook/try from the book.  This was all meee. 

Sunday, October 14

BookWedge Review

This is the BookWedge.  It's part of my Holiday Gift Guide.  What I liked about this is it's easily inflatable, and sits comfortably on my lap.  It would make a perfect gift for those loved ones that like to read.  Even those that are in school that read a lot in bed. It also partners well with the WondaWedge. Both would be  great for the avid reader.

My SonyS Tablet Fits Perfectly On The BookWedge
Just like the WondaWedge, it can be inflated, as easy as it can be deflated.  It's good for all kinds of Books, (Paper back, hard back, or e-books on electronic devices.)

I Inflated Mine In  Just A Few Minutes

I used my Sony S Tablet on mine.  Whats great about my device, and the BookWedge, I can play flash games, facebook games, while in my lap. 

Side View Of My Tablet, and Book Wedge.

Experience:  Blown up within minutes.  It held my tablet firmly, and did not fall off, or over.  As you can see my tablet is a little top heavy, and thin at the bottom.  That was not an issue with the BookWedge.

Durability: Deflated easily, and I inflated it again right after to see if it would be as easy.  It was.  There were no issues with leaks.  It rolled back up with ease.

Price: The BookWedge retails for $19.99.

Don't forget to check out my Review for the WondaWedge. Same durable material, and ease.

My Hubby On The WondaWedge Relaxing After Work

Hope you enjoyed my Reviews, and thought of someone these would be great gifts for!