Monday, November 19, 2012

Review & Giveaway :: Pure Naturalis

Is it just me, or does everyone enjoy using lip balms most in the winter to keep their lips hydrated? I personally enjoy using lip balms year-round, but when the cold windy seasons are closely approaching, I always try to stock up on quality lip balms to help keep my lips from drying out. So today, I've got a lovely review and giveaway for some sweet smelling lip balms from a very nice etsy shop, so let's start!

About The Shop ::

Pure Naturalis is a delightful little etsy shop in Canada, that sells all natural body products ranging from soaps, bath and body products, lip balms, candels and facial products. Here are some of the lovely items this shop has to offer:

{Honey & Oat All-Natural, Vegan Soap ~ $6.00 USD}

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Book Review :: Fearless Daughters of the Bible By J. Lee Grady

   Fearless Daughters of the Bible               By J. Lee Grady
  Publisher :: Chosen Publishing
Year of Publication :: 2012
ISBN :: 0800795318
Number of Pages :: 224
My Rating :: 2 out of 5 stars

Book Description ::
Bestselling Author Reveals How God Empowers Women for Leadership and Purpose Christian women are often led to believe they are God's afterthoughts--as if they were created inferior to men or destined by God to play a secondary role in life. Not so, says bestselling author J. Lee Grady, father of four daughters and a leading international voice confronting the abuse of women. He counters that the Bible's message is neither sexist nor patronizing. Through sharing the lives of 23 mold-breaking biblical women, Grady shows how God enables his daughters to do amazing, even impossible things. He also reveals the empowering, yet often-overlooked, gifts God longs to give each of his daughters--gifts like wisdom, fruitfulness, leadership, family, and boldness. When women learn to receive each of these, and more, as a divine inheritance, they will live the fearless and beautiful lives of purpose God desires for them.

My Review ::
Fearless Daughters of the Bible is a book that goes into detail with studying certain important women figures in the Bible, and shares what we can learn from those women.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Book Review :: Winning Balance By Shawn Johnson

Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far About Love, Faith, and Living Your DreamsWinning Balance
By Shawn Johnson
With Nancy French
Publisher :: Tyndale House
Year of Publication :: 2012
ISBN :: 1414372108
Number of Pages :: 224
My Rating :: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Book Description :: You’ve seen her perform gravity-defying gymnastics moves. You’ve seen her win Olympic medals in Beijing and the coveted mirror ball trophy on Dancing with the Stars. You’ve also seen her land on her feet—with her trademark smile—even when things haven’t gone her way.
Despite achieving more success and celebrity in her first two decades than most people experience in a lifetime, things haven’t been easy for Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson. Her first gymnastics coach told her family she lacked talent. Her modest upbringing in Iowa made elite competition unlikely. Although she won four medals at the Beijing Olympics, she was denied the big prize she’d dreamed of—the all-around gold medal. She had a terrifying experience with a stalker and would-be kidnapper. And after suffering a potentially career-ending injury, Shawn ultimately had to rethink what was truly important. What did she want most in life? What kind of success was worth pursuing? Would she ever find true faith, lasting hope, and real love?

In Winning Balance, for the first time Shawn reveals her journey so far: her against-the-odds quest to become a gymnastics world champion, her flirtation with Hollywood glamour, her growing faith, and her struggle to find herself. It’s the full, behind-the-scenes story of how a young woman who won Olympic gold on the balance beam learned new lessons about balance— as well as love, faith, and what winning really means.
To watch the book trailor for Winning Balance on You Tube click HERE!
Or click HERE to listen to Shawn read the intro and first chapter of winning Balance!
My Review ::
Ever since I had heard about Olympic gymnastic, Shawn Johnson's new book, I looked forward to reading it. I love watching gymnastics, and Shawn's no exception as she is clearly gifted in the sport. Since I love reading memoirs, I was very eager to read this one. While their were a few things I didn't really relate to, or would have done myself, (such as her Dancing With The Stars experience, I personally would want more modest dances and attire, but that's just me) I enjoyed reading her story. Even though I'd never want such a lifestyle, as it is clearly stress-filled, I enjoyed reading about what it's like and enjoyed all the little snippets about her life that you wouldn't know otherwise.