Saturday, November 21, 2015

Book Review: Ella

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About the book:
Reserved yet resilient, Ella Blakeley lives with her cruel stepmother and stepsisters, without hope of escape—until the day Prince Kenton announces a ball that changes everything. Even without mice, magic, or fairy godmothers, Ella might discover a life that’s better than she ever dreamed. This intricately woven twist on Cinderella is an enchanting book you won’t be able to put down.

About the author:
Jessilyn Stewart Peaslee was born the fourth of seven children to a family of avid readers, movie quoters, and sports fanatics. She graduated with a degree in English from Brigham Young University in 2004. She is a mother of five rambunctious, adorable boys and while you read this, she is probably folding laundry . . . or should be.

From Reidhead Randomness:

This was such a fun book!  My daughters (ages 13 and 11) read it and loved it!  It was a newer version of Cinderella.  It has lots of surprises, and familiar Cinderella things, but it is a super fun...NEW take on the story we all know so well.  It is well written, and a fun book to read!  It would be a great one for the Christmas break!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NitroCircus is coming to town...SLC on Friday

The world's greatest live action sports event returns to North America this fall with an all-new show coming to the MGM Grand Garden Arena Saturday November 21st at 8 PM. Nitro Circus Live's latest creation takes things to another level, as the best athletes in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX and more will unite for an all-new production. Starring 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana, the tour will feature unbelievable tricks and insane stunts, plus a whole new repertoire of daredevil fun. 

Also, look out for a host of outrageous contraptions - including trikes, a tall bike, a lazy boy recliner and more - all launching from the new jet-powered Nitro Slingshot. 

To top it all off, for its latest event Nitro is going really retro, with the entire performance choreographed and styled as a 1920's three-ring circus. This stunning set will transport you into the past, to an eerily haunting Big Top. This all-new theme provides the perfect backdrop for the Nitro crew's aerial feats. 

Believe us when we say, you have never seen a circus like this before!


Dates for Upcoming Events:
Salt Lake City, UT: Friday November 20th - 7:30 PM
Las Vegas, NV: Saturday November 21st - 8:00 PM
Buy Tickets Now and Save for 2016 Tour!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Review: Real Food Real Kitchens New York Cookbook

realfoodrealkitchens-blog-tour-bannerAbout the book:
After an award-winning career in television and magazines, Craig Chapman is pursuing his passion: telling the real stories of real food and the people and cultures that bring a dish to life. Based on his popular Create TV series, these recipes take you behind the scenes and into the kitchens of chefs who are using food to change the world.

About the author:
Craig Chapman published his first magazine at the age of 15, which was a handwritten, photocopied punk rock fanzine. He moved to New York after college and worked as a television and film Production Manager at Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, Time Inc., and more. He also took time to work as a magazine Editor developing an MTV Magazine for Hearst, as a Fashion and Beauty Editor at InTouch Weekly during their inaugural year, and as a Lifestyle Editor for Seventeen.
Chapman owns OEG Media LLC which creates unscripted television, film, and multi-platform digital projects that highlight the lifestyle, drama, comedy, and challenges of real life. He is also the Founder and Producer of the national brand Real Food Real Kitchens which includes a TV series, yearly magazine, and daily web site. Real Food Real Kitchens is all about ‘Family, Food, Culture and History’; telling the story of a dish and the family and culture that bring it to life.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Book Review: Living A Beautiful Life on Less

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About the book:
During her husband’s deployment to Iraq, Danielle found that she used shopping as a way to compensate for the loneliness of missing her husband. Unfortunately, the shopping habits she had learned as a teenager were destroying her peace of mind and endangering her family’s financial stability. When she realized that she could control the situation with a few habit changes, she went to work and reinvented her attitude toward money.
In the process, she has re-invented her financial future. Danielle makes her own eco-friendly cleaning supplies, shops at thrift stores, and plans food purchases carefully. Their home and cars are paid for and Danielle lives a blissful and domestic life with less of the “stuff” others seem to crave.
See how less can be more! Learn the secrets to living a rich and fulfilling life with less money, less stuff, and a lot less stress. Danielle teaches you how to simplify your life so you can actually enjoy the abundance all around you. From finances to green cleaning, you will discover your own blissfully simple life within the pages of this must-read book!

About the Author:
Danielle is a thrifty living blogger who blogs at She believes that the family is the most important unit and that when families live a frugal, debt-free life, they can be happy and joyful. She blogs every day about thrifty living, including meal plans, shopping thrift stores, “green cleaning” with inexpensive, homemade cleaning supplies, and more.

From Reidhead Randomness:

The DREADED 'B' Word!!!  It strikes fear into my heart faster than makes my heart sink to the pit of my stomach, tears come to my eyes, panic course through my veins!!!  What is the dreaded 'B' word,  you ask....that would cause such emotion?  The word is BUDGET!  AHhhh!!!  My screams can be heard throughout all the land!

I am sure most of us could use some help with our daily finances...whether its grocery bills, smart shopping, or meal planning!  Living a Beautiful Life on Less is organized from what she feels is most important, to lesser importance.  It begins with the knee weakening BUDGET...right out of the gate!  The rest of the chapters weren't as brutal to me....How to cut your grocery bill, menu planning, debt, etc.  My MOST favorite sections were the 100 family fun night activities, and the 100 date night ideas for the year.  The ideas are great...and they will get you out of your "date rut."

This was a wonderful book that had many ideas and tips to be successful in your 'B' word, and may other FABULOUS areas!

I received a copy of the book in order to write my review, however all opinions expressed are my own.