Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Plan Cee

Hilary Grossman has done it again! 

Plan Cee, by Hilary Grossman 

Would you abandon your present for a second chance at your past?

Cecelia Reynolds has spent most of her life trying to forget the commitment-phobic man who broke her heart. It wasn’t easy, but eventually she did it, or so she thought…

As Cecelia and her husband gather for a friend’s wedding, her perfect world is thrown into complete turmoil. Even though it’s been twenty years since she last laid eyes on Keith Emerson, all it takes is one glance for her to feel emotions she thought were long gone. When Keith ends up officiating the ceremony, she quickly realizes his message of love is directed at her, not the happy couple. But can she believe him?

We live our entire lives thinking we know ourselves. But do we ever really?

As secrets and lies cause Cecelia’s world to spin completely out of control, she is forced to seek advice from the most unlikely ally. In the process, she must confront the demons of her past and the events that shaped her into the woman she is now. Will she finally learn the real meaning of love, friendship, and family?

While this book is a sequel to Plan Bea, it also reads as a standalone.

Plan Bea, by Hilary Grossman 

Plan Cee is now available for preorder here:

In honor of the Plan Cee cover reveal, Hilary is doing a Rafflecopter giveaway for a $10 Dukin donuts gift card! Enter today through Feb 10th. 

About Hilary:

By day, Hilary Grossman works in the booze biz. By night she hangs out with her "characters." She has an unhealthy addiction to denim and high heel shoes. She's been known to walk into walls and fall up stairs. She only eats spicy foods and is obsessed with her cat, Lucy. She loves to find humor in everyday life. She likens life to a game of dodge ball - she tries to keep many balls in the air before they smack her in the face. She lives on Long Island. 

Hilary Grossman, fabulous author 

Monday, October 17, 2016

New book fun!

The "if you were me and lived in..." series by Carole P. Roman are great for making education about different time periods fun! This time we read about Elizabethan England. 

My son really likes the illustrations by Paula Tabor & hearing about a different period in history. Ans just like her other books, I liked how the writing made him feel connected to the story by using lots of "you" "your father" and "your mother".

I also liked how it asked some questions throughout the story to invoke some critical thinking in the readers.  There is a glossary in the back (for helping with words like "breeched" & "gentry") as well as some short bios on some influential people for the period.

This book covers the Renaissance, exploring, art, literature, clothing you would wear, the food you might grow and eat, what you would do in your free time, and how the settlements were built.

The author's blog is working on additional resources like worksheets, coloring pages, and more. Perfect for homeschooling!

I received a copy of this book complementary in exchange for my review, all opinions are my own. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Dove Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo

I have tried several different dry shampoos. With long, thick hair that can get oily, it's been hard to find one that I really like! 

Enter Dove-Detox and Purify Dry Shampoo. I have to say I was impressed!! The first thing I noticed is that there wasn't a white powder/residue in my hair as I was using it. I also noticed the lovely scent, that lasted a while, not just while I was applying it. It gave my hair a little volume, and a little (good) shine, and it took out a lot of the oil. 

I got a few compliments at work, and most did not believe that it was from a dry shampoo.

 I did get this free to review, but I liked it enough that I'll be buying more!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Shiatsu Massager

I'm in love with my new Naturalico Shiatsu Massager! You can plug it into the wall, or the car (although I don't know when I'd actually use it in the car); no batteries needed. It's heated, and you can reverse the massaging direction with the touch of a button.

Its prime use is the neck and shoulders, although there are instructions for lower back and feet. I love using it on my neck and shoulders with the heat. The heat is warm, but not hot, which is nice and relaxing. The pressure and rotation of the massager feels like a person giving the massage- it's wonderful! Some similar massagers chop/pound/vibrate; this one actually kneads. After a long day on the computer at work, and then the long drive home in rush hour traffic, this is the perfect way to wind down and relax. 

While it is completely portable, and the box that it comes in has a handle and is pretty sturdy, it is a little on the heavy side (but most of these kind of massagers are!).

You can get yours here -

I received this product complementary in exchange for my honest review; all opinions are my own. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016


I recently got to test out a sample of ZzzQuil thanks to Influenster. If you have trouble sleeping, you should definitely try out ZzzQuil! It comes in LiquiCaps and liquid form.

Perks of ZzzQuil: 
- It is non-habit forming 
- You sleep soundly & wake up refreshed 
- It can help you fall asleep in less than 20 minutes

As a reminder though, ZzzQuil is only for sleep, NOT for any kind of pain relief. Please make sure that you are giving yourself 7-8 hours of sleep when you take it.  

I am not a dr or a medical professional- please consult your own doctor for medical advice!