Friday, November 30, 2012

$120 Gift Card to EdenFantasys!

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust! Over the past year, I have had the chance to review many great books, movies, and products. I have also been part of several blogger programs, including the one one from EdenFantasys. I try to keep my blog at a PG-13 level, but I do occasionally write up a post about EdenFantasys (an adult shopping site) in exchange for gift cards.

Since it is Christmas, I want to give away four $30 EdenFantasys gift card codes to one lucky winner for a total of $120!

EdenFantasys doesn't just carry adult toys, etc, but it has a great line of beauty products, adult books, and other items that can make a great gift for your spouse or partner.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

"Tis the Season to Be Naughty

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!Thanksgiving is this Thursday which means that the holiday shopping season has began. Christmastime is suppose to be a wonderful jolly time, but let's be honest, the holidays can be stressful on a person. There is the gift shopping, which involves going into an overcrowded department store and wait for an hour to checkout. Dragging out the decorations use to be fun when you were young, but nowadays it can be dreadful carrying down the fake Christmas tree from the attic along with the ornaments and everything else. By the time you finish decorating the outside of the house with bright twinkling lights, the holidays are over and it is time to start the New Year.

Wouldn't be nice to take some time for yourself and make your life a little less stressful?

Edenfantasys is an adult website that carries many toys for couples and singles, lingerie, beauty and bath products, and adult books. Anything you buy is sent discretely to your home, safe and secure. You're already buying gifts for your loved ones. I think it is time buy something to make you more relaxed for the holidays.

Here are a few gift ideas for yourself:

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review - A Short History of the Short Story

A Short History of the Short Story
by Glunaz Fatma, MA, MBA
Publisher: Modern History Press
ISBN: 978-1615991662
Pub. Date: September 5, 2012
Pages: 46


In fewer than fifty pages, author Glunaz Fatma successfully gives us the basic history of short fiction stories from Western and Asian Traditions. Being an author of short stories myself, I was very eager to review this book courtesy of Modern History Press.

Many famous writers, such as H.G. Wells, Edgar Allan Poe, Alphonse Daudet, Miguel de Cervantes, Shirley Jackson, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Rabindranath Tagore, and many others, have written numerous short stories as it gives them more freedom to express their creativeness without being classified by a genre.

Just like a novel, a short story must has a well-written plot that leads to a conclusion. A short story is between 1,000 to 20,000 words. Anything over is either a novella or a novel, and anything under is considered as short stories or flash fiction.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Get the Perfect Ride for the Holidays

It seems time has flown by quickly this year as the holidays are officially upon us, starting with Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then New Years! You'll be traveling more and more, whether it is to go to the grocery shopping, going to school events, parties, Black Friday, etc. You're going have a busy schedule and having a reliable vehicle will save you time.

Wouldn't it be great to take your kids and/or their friends trick-or-treating in the 2013 Chrysler Town & Country Limited Van Passenger? It  has all the most advanced technology such as Tilt steering wheel; Air conditioning; Garage door transmitter; Front beverage holders; Speed control; Illuminated entry; Telescoping steering wheel; Rear beverage holders; Trunk/hatch auto-latch; Power windows; Passenger door bin; Power moonroof; 1-touch down; Driver vanity mirror; and much more. Your kids would enjoy the Radio data system; Wireless phone connectivity; DVD-Audio; AM/FM radio; MP3 decoder; Speakers: 9; CD player; Headphones; and the Entertainment system.

If you're planning on doing a lot of traveling for Thanksgiving and Christmas, you might want to think about investing in a 2013 Ram Cargo Van with 4 wheel disc breaks; ABS brakes; brake assist; duel front impact airbags; duel front side impact airbags; overhead airbags; knee airbags; occupant sensing airbags; and anti-whiplash front head restraints.

Now is the greatest time to look into a new vehicle for your family as the 2013 models are coming out. Lou Fusz O'Fallon Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep dealership in O'Fallon, Missouri carries the best cars, SVUs and trucks on the market today. They are your one-stop full service dealership with an experienced staff. It is their mission to make their customers happy around the Great St. Louis, St. Charles, MO, Madison, IL and St. Clair, IL.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Christmas Gift Ideas: Online Bath Shopping

Christmas is just around the corner. Normally, I would have most of my gift shopping done except for a few people who I never know what to buy for them. This is where gift sets of perfume and bath essentials comes in handy, but as soon as the sets are put out in the stores, they are gone, so I end up getting a thoughtless gift card.

While browsing the internet looking for gift ideas, I came across Waterworks: The Ultimate Online Bath Shopping, which is a high end premium brand for all your bathroom needs. They carry a line of hand lotion, such as Camellia Leaf Hand Cream; Camellia Leaf Body Lotion; Fresh Linen Body Lotion; Fresh Linen Hand Cream; Lemon Verbena Body Lotion; and Verbena Hand Cream. There is also a selective line of shower gels, bar soaps, diffusers, room sprays, and scented candles. All of these all would make nice stocking stuffers.

Waterworks also carries a nice selections of bath linens/towels, bath mats/rugs, bathrobes and slippers, shower curtains, and bathroom accessories, such as the Linen Tissue Cover and the Gotham Tub Pillow. There is also a wonderful line of bathroom furniture such as stools, tables, and storage containers. They also carry a line of bathroom fixtures, mirrors, medicine cabinets, and lighting.

To get that perfect gift for someone, sometimes you have to think outside of the box and get them something that they will cherish forever.

Cardio Inferno

Monday, October 1, 2012

Review - The Complete Tax Guide for E-commerce Retailers

The Complete Tax Guide for E-commerce Retailers
Written by Martha Maeda
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN: 9781601381248
Pub Date: 212
Pages: 288

    With the economy continuing to get worse every week, more and more people are finding a second income by becoming an online seller on popular sites like Amazon, eBay and Etsy. Even television is getting into making money by selling used items such as Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and Storage Wars. Of course Amazon and eBay have been available to the public for many years before these shows existed. Some people may find it as a hobby selling collectables, antiques, old books, used items, or handmade crafts online, while others are making a small if not large income from having an online store.

    Just as bloggers now have to have a disclaimer on what review copies they receive, the government is now cracking down on e-Sellers. When the Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 went into effect in 2011, e-Sellers now have to turn in your newfound income to the IRS, especially if you are bringing in at least $20,000 from your e-Selling.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Review - Lose Weight Get Healthy & Be Happy

Lose Weight Get Healthy & Be Happy
The Rice Diet is the Right Diet, for you!
By: Douglas Jay Sprung, MD, FACG, FACP, and Denise Sprung, MSW
ISBN: 9780578090078
Pub Date: 2011
Pages: 226

The Rice Diet is not a new trend as it was first originated in 1940 by Dr. Walter Kempner. Many people have had life changing transformation by losing weight on this diet. Douglas Jay Spring, MD, FACG, FACP and Denise Spring,, MSW have written a colorful and simply written book for you to use as a guide while you are on your journey to a better and healthier you.

The Rice Diet consists of rice being a staple in your diet, along with fruits and vegetables. When you first start out you’ll spend a short period eating rice and fruit so your body can adjust to the diet. Slowly you’ll add more food to the diet such as vegetables, fish/lean meats, pasta, breads (low-sodium), crackers, and much more.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Review - Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior

Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior
Written by: Beverly D. Flaxington
Publisher: ATA Press
ISBN: 9780615272290
Pub Date: Second Edition, Feb. 2010
Pages: 100

We have put men on the moon, we’ve created tiny microchips, and we’ve created the world wide net, but the one thing we can’t figure out is how to understand other people. No one human being is the same, we’re all ordinary with are own personal thoughts and desires. This can make it difficult for us to understand other people, let alone us.

Author Beth D. Flaxington is a corporate consultant, hypnotherapist, a certified behavioral analyst, a college professor and a professional coach. And now she was written Understanding Other People: The Five Secrets to Human Behavior to help us understand what people are saying when they are speaking to us. Understanding human behavior can improve your everyday life, such as getting along with a co-worker or your boss, or understanding your partner or spouse’s needs.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Review - Yahoo! Income

Yahoo! Income: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build a Highly Profitable Online Business with Yahoo!
Written by: Dana E. Blazis and Sharon L Cohen
Published by: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
Pub Date: 2009
Pages: 334

Yahoo! blasted onto the worldwide net in 1994 and has grown into much more than just a search engine, by providing a new unique ways for people to purchase products and services from anywhere around the world.

Yahoo! Income: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build a Highly Profitable Online Business with Yahoo! is written in nonprofessional’s terms, so anyone with any educational background can learn how to get the best experience on there. Yahoo! helps businesses connect with new customers, and some businesses earn close to one million dollars a year by using these services.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Review - The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, and Herbs From Containers

The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, and Herbs From Containers
AUTHOR: Lizz Shepherd
PUBLISHED BY: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1601383471
PUB DATE: 2011
PAGES: 288

    Having your own garden can be difficult if you live in an apartment or you just do not have a very big yard to use. With the rising cost of groceries, growing your own vegetables and fruit is becoming more popular. No longer will you have to run to the grocery store just to get a few tomatoes. The Complete Guide to Growing Vegetables, Flowers, Fruits, and Herbs From Containers is to help any newbie or veteran gardener learn how to plant in plastic, clay, concrete, wood, paper, glass, and even recycled and “art” planters.

    Depending on your climate, you can leave your containers outside during the day and bring them inside at night, or just keep them inside your home, balcony, or deck. Just remember that some plants need light, so a UV light would be handy. In addition, a humidifier in the room helps too.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Review - Billy Blanks PT 24/7

I've enjoyed doing Tae Bo for about two years now and I was excited to buy the PT 24/7 from an eBay store seller last year, which I paid around $55 for it new. It came in a nice packaging box and in it was the two gloves, bands, velcro foot straps, a workout calendar, a diet guide book, and the 7 30 minute DVD workouts.

The workouts are:



Combo Sculpt

Ripped Core

Thursday, August 30, 2012

EdenFantasys Labor Day Sale!

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys storeEdenFantasys is having a a great Labor Day sale going on right now! The sale ends tomorrow!

Here are a few coupon codes you can use to save lots of money! But remember it ends August 31st!

ROMANCE15 - save 15% on your order 
ROMANCE20 - save 20% on orders of $50+
ROMANCE25 - save 25% on orders of $100+ 
ROMANCE30 - save 30% on orders of $150+ 

 You can also save up to 70% off  on nearly 1,000 products, ranging from bras, sexy lingerie, dresses,  a variety of adult toys for men, women and couples, lubes, and gag gifts. There are even Halloween costumes (or you can wear them in the bedroom) on sale staring at 25% off , such as Football Player female, Purple soda pop girl costume, Candy Stripper Babydoll, and a Female Firefighter.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Cool Blu Electronic Cigarettes

I have heard of Electronic Cigarettes, but I didn’t know what they really were until I stumbled upon To find out Electronic Cigarettes is this electronic device that will simulate the act of smoking tobacco. It produces an inhaled vapor that resembles the sensation, appearance, and flavor of regular inhaled cigarette smoke. The device is kind of like a humidifier vaporizes; you know the kind you use when you have a cold, which vaporizes a propylene glycol or glycerin type liquid into a mist. This can be a great way for people to quit smoking harmful tobacco, or it can be use in films or a television show where a non-smoker actor has to smoke for a scene.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Adult Halloween Costumes at EdenFantasys!

Great news! EdenFantasys have brought back their Eden Loves Bloggers Program, in which bloggers can receive a gift certificate ($25 to $50) via email for posting an honest post about EdenFantasys. You can post a product review, a sale post, or anything you can think of as long as it is at least two hundred words or more.

After glancing around the site, I noticed that EdenFantasys already has a few Halloween products up for women. I know Halloween is over two months away, but there is no better time to plan ahead. Some of the adult Halloween costumes are Alice (You know, Alice in Wonderland), Army Girl, Police Girl, Night Nurse, Racer Dress (for you Nascar fans), Seductive School Girl, Heart Nurse with Stethoscope, French Maid Babydoll, Corrections Officer, Medical Mary Jane, Night School, and the classic Maid for Fun Costume. These are great outfits for a Halloween Party, or if you just want to spice things up in the bedroom.

Today is a great time to go ahead and order your costume before Halloween. If you wait and try to buy something in a discount store, the chances are you won't be able to find the right size or they won't carry the costume that you are looking for. EdenFantasys is currently having a site-wide sale where you can save 20% buy using the coupon code PLAY20. It's a great chance to get your costume early and save a few bucks!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

MobilityWorks - Changing Lives

Being wheelchair bound is not the end the world, but it can be difficult to run errands, travel, or to just go to work with a normal vehicle, and public transportation may or may not be on time causing you to be late to your appointment. MobilityWorks is national chain that provides wheelchair accessible vans, such as handicapped minivans, full-size handicapped equipped vans, and commercial fleet vehicles. There are twenty customer showcases located in twelve states - Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. Each of these locations is certified by the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) Qualified Assurance Program.

Customers get more buying from MobilityWorks such as financing, extended warranties, rental vans, a twenty-four hour emergency helpline, and mechanical services. If you need to have a wheelchair lift installed in your van, you don’t have to hire an expensive mechanic as MobilityWorks has their own full-time, certified technicians ready to install and service wheelchair lifts for you.

The MobilityWorks commercial division services can help business, nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, hotels, and even schools transport one or many people in their unique vans. They are one of twelve vehicles up lifters in the USA with a Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM), and they are also one of the companies to obtain the Ford’s FTQP (Ford Truck Quality Program) certification.

Most of their store locations are open 8-5 weekdays; some are even open for a few hours on Saturdays. If you are not able to travel, a consultant will come to your house.

For more information, you can follow their Facebook page or follow on  twitter.

Review - The Complete Guide to Adwords

ISBN: 978-1601383181
Pages: 288
Pub Date: 2011

    Whether you are a small or lager business owner, a writer, or even a blogger, Google Adwords is an easy and smart way to take your business into a whole new direction. I have seen the Adwords information on blogger, but I never actually knew what exactly it was about until I read The Complete Guide to Adwords that I received courtesy of Atlantic Publishing.

    Author Larisa Lambert consults on advertising, marketing, publishing, and other business endeavors, and has helped businesses grow by using Google Adwords. For any successful business, getting the word out about your company takes time and with the world-wide-net, you can successfully market your business.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Golfing Can Be a Fun Hobby

Golfing is a popular sport for men and woman of any age. I only played golf once during a “Lifetime Sports” in high school. I was not very good at it, but the class only had one club. Since I am older, I am looking for a new hobby, preferably one that involves exercise. While surfing about golf, I stumbled upon Cleveland Golf, where you can customize your own golf wedges. You can choose the perfect fit and you design the wedge, like its paint color, logo design, and text. If you do not know your fit, you can simply use the Cleveland Golf Wedge fitting system, which will automatically recommend the perfect fit by calculating your skill level, current set composition, and preference.

If you do not own a set of golf clubs, no problem as Cleveland Golf has several styles to choose from, like Fairway Woods, the CG Black Collection and more. Of course there is a selection of amazing accessories for men and women, including headwear, bags, travel gear, gloves, towels, and umbrellas.

   I recommend to Cleveland Golf to all golf lovers, as it has everything you could want. When you hop on over to the site, make sure you check out the blog to get all the updates on those tournaments.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Review - Google Income

GOOGLE INCOME: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build A Highly Profitable Online Business With Google
Written by: BRUCE C. BROWN
ISBN: 978-1-60138-300-6
Pages: 504
Pub Date: 2009

    GOOGLE INCOME: How Anyone of Any Age, Location, and/or Background Can Build a Highly Profitable Online Business With Google is written with the purpose of educating businesses, authors, or bloggers with ways to use the internet for marketing for brand/product. Millions of people use the internet everyday, which can be potential customers/clients for you. The first step is performing a market analysis, increasing your public profile, and establishing the best marketing strategies.

    In chapter three, you’ll learn about how to generate website traffic and income by using successful search engines, meta tag definitions, title tags, description tags, search engine registration, and site maps. You’ll learn the importance of what the inbound and outbound links on your site has on your Google rank. The author brushes you up on pay-per-click advertising, aka Adwords, and how you can benefit from a Google Adwords Campaign.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Review - 101 Recipes For Preparing Food in Bulk

101 Recipes For Preparing Food in Bulk
AUTHOR: Richard Helweg
PUBLISHED BY: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1601383600
PUB DATE: 2011
PAGES: 288

    It seems like the prices at the grocery store keeping increasing every week, which can be extremely difficult to put food on the table for a large family. In the book 101 Recipes for Preparing Food in Bulk, you’ll learn that cooking in bulk may help you save money. Of course you cannot just jump into this in one day, you need to plan first. You will need to plan out the proper equipment, ingredients, what recipes to use, and the needed space to preserve and cook your recipes. Do a proper inventory of your kitchen, checking for the right spices and other ingredients. For bulk cooking, it’s recommend that you have a freezer, preferably an Energy Star model so it’s energy efficient. You must decide if you have the space for an upright or chest freezer, as a chest freezer takes a lot of floor space.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Review - Purr-fect Recipes for a Healthy Cat

Purr-fect Recipes for a Healthy Cat
AUTHOR: Lisa Shiroff
PUBLISHED BY: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc
ISBN: 978-1601383983
PAGES: 288

    I am a cat lover, so when I saw the title Purr-fect Recipes for a Healthy Cat: 101 Natural Cat Food & Treat Recipes to Make Your Cat Happy, I had to review it. Author and fellow animal lover Lisa Shiroff takes you through the basics, which provides great information for new cat owners, like what a healthy cat looks like; a cat’s natural diet; cat friendly foods; and foods that are dangerous. You’ll also get a brush up on the current trends of the commercial pet food industry, where you’ll learn what and what not to buy for your cat.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Exercise Ramblings 101: A New Start

It’s been awhile since my last 101 post. My exercise was put to a halt after I received several canker sores and two weeks of an extreme case of strep throat. I have been slowly recovering, mentally and physically. You have to get your mind straightened out if you are going to accomplish anything. With that thought, I am getting reading to get back into shape. I have some new workout DVDs, in which I am going to start my workouts on Monday, and I’ve already made some adjustments in my diet.

I’m going to be thirty-one in September and I have to get myself healthy. It’s my new and main goal. My grandfather died in fifties when I was a teenager. He was heavy smoker and an alcoholic. Luckily, I have stayed cleared of cigarettes and alcohol, but not everyone is that lucky. If you recognize that you have a problem, or if a friend or family member has a problem, you should check into a treatment program. Such programs are available at Bradford Health Services.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Review -How To Apologize To Your Woman

How To Apologize To Your Woman
AUTHOR: Karen Field Bolek
PUBLISHED BY: Bolekian Perspective Publishing
ISBN: 9780983364603
PAGES: 219

    There is not one man in the world that understands what a woman is thinking, let alone how to apologize to her when you have done something wrong. Author Karen Field Bolek has written an interesting book titled How to Apologize to Your Woman . . . So that she won’t use it against you in the future to help us men to apologize. She shows the reader how to use simple step-by-step methods for delivering a thoughtful apology, so no more lying, just be honest. To give a meaningful apology you have to really mean and feel what you are saying. You must also understand what you are apologizing for. Also taking in consideration your wife’s/girlfriend are feeling about what you said or done to cause the difficult situation in the first place.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My First Shopping Experience with

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I am excited to share my first experience ordering products from I am currently in their Eden Loves Bloggers program, in which I receive gift cards in exchange for an honest review/post. Instead of saving my first gift card, I spent it on a few products, with the intention of writing few intriguing post about them.

EdenFantasys  has several sections to choose from like, sex toys (for men and women), lingerie, condoms, lubes, adult books, movies, and beauty and body products. My first item to add to my cart was the book The Multi-Orgasmic Couple by Matak Chia & Maneewan Chia, Douglas Abrams & Rachel Carlton Abrams, M.D. from HarperOne, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.I thought it would be an interesting read and I can post a review for it in the near future.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Review: How to Start and Make a Conversation

How to Start and Make a Conversation: How to Talk to Anyone in 30 Seconds of Less
BY: Christ Gottchalk
FORWARD BY: Deanna Anderson, M.ED, CCC/SLP Speech Language Pathologist
PUBLISHED BY: Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.
ISBN: 978-1-60138-383-9

                               Pages: 288

 Before there was Facebook and Twitter, there was a thing called talking - actual face to face communication. In the book How to Start and Make a Conversation you'll learn how to talk to anyone in thirty seconds or less. You may think this is easy and just text somebody, but in the competitive business world, or just life in general, good communication skills are required.

The book's target readers will be mostly shy men and women who have a hard time getting up the nerve to talk to someone, but it can easily be used by students, teachers, business owners, etc. The author quickly takes you through the basic reasons of why conversation is important in our society. There are many reasons why someone can struggle with communications, like social anxiety, fear of rejection, self-esteem, etc. Throughout the book you'll learn about how important body language is; speaking to a stranger in thirty seconds or less; how to make small talk; how to leave a conversation; communicating at work; making friends; the romantic art of conversation; and learning how to communicate in the social media world.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Review - Jungle King Secrets

Jungle King Secrets: A Libido-Liberating Lifestyle For Superior Sexual Satisfaction
Jungle King Secrets
BY: Paul Adcock
PUBLISHED BY: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 978-1-932690-49-1
Pages: 251

You can’t watch television these days without seeing those annoying male enhancement commercials. In the Jungle King Secrets by Paul Adcock, learn how to increase your libido without using those dangerous, toxic enhancements that are in the markets today.

The basic guideline in the book is very simple: eat healthy and exercise. Stay away from processed foods like cookies, soft drinks and other sweets. Eat fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and eggs. Drink raw milk and water. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.

Do you know what vitamin is referred as “nature’s Viagra?” Paul Adcock gives you the answer and lists other vitamins that can help you increase your love life. Learn about “energy cultivation (Qi Gong),” and other exercises that helps your stamina and health.

The Jungle King Secrets is heavily researched, but at times the book feels like it’s repeating itself. I think the author could have written this book under one hundred pages without losing any of the information. Overall, I enjoyed reading the book and would recommend it.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Exercise Ramblings 101: Insanity and Home Security

Today I started day one of week 2 of the Insanity program. My legs are killing me, but I'm sticking through it. I got the nerve to weigh myself, and I'm at 197, while I was at 183 before the holidays. So this week a diet is a must.

While being bored tonight, I stumbled upon, which are giving away a $100 Visa Reward offer with your purchase of the ADT Monitored Home Security System. After your $99 installation fee, you can save up to $850 with a free ADT System, which includes: wireless keyboard, three points protection, pet-sensitive motion detector, 2-way voice, high decibel siren, and free keychain remote. To me, that sounds like a good deal, especially when you can have your home monitored by ADT for just about one dollar a day. That sounds like a really great bargain.

ADT has over 130 years of experience and uses up-to-date technology, to ensure that your house is protected, that is why they are American's #1 provider for home security protection. You can control your home anywhere with the ADT Pulse, you can activate or disactivate your ADT Monitored Home Security System with your very own cell phone. Now, you'll know your house is safe and secured no matter where you are at.

Eden Bloggers Program

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While I was looking for new ways to add intriguing content to my blog, I stumbled upon the Eden Loves Bloggers Program, in which this is my first post for them. While first glancing at EdenFantasys, I thought it was just another sex toys site, but after browsing through their many categories, I realized that they care a wide variety of different products for men and women. They’re currently running a 25% promotion on all couple items, which can be a great way to get an anniversary or birthday present for your spouse or partner.

    I was surprised to find a big section for the Beauty and Body, which can also make great gifts. There are many body washes, bath salts and crystals, body scrubs, and shower crèmes, to choose from. Currently, you can get 25% off select products in this section including Dona Sensual Chromotherapy Bath Treatment; Dona Body Wash; Bellina Box; Dona Bath Salts; Venus Body Wash; Venus Body Scrub; Shunga Garden of Edo Organic Collection; Dona Body Polish; Dona Bath Foam; Dona Bath Milk; Simply Sensual Body Scrub; and several others. With Mother’s Day around the corner, bath soaps, salts, scrubs could make a good a gift for your wife or partner.

*Even though this post is paid for, all opinions and reviews are my own. 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Review - Weeknight with Giada

Weeknight with Giada: Quick and Simple Recipes to Revamp Dinner
BY: Giada De Laurentis
PUBLISHED BY: Clarkson Potter
ISBN: 978-0307451026
Pages: 240

    The star of Food Network's Everyday Italian, Giada's Weekend Getaways, and Giada in Paradise is back with a new cookbook. Recipe categories include soups, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, poultry, fish, meat, vegetables, sides, desserts, and a new addiction called breakfast for dinner. A few recipes include gazpacho; cannelloni bean minestrone, smoked mozzarella pizza, and balsamic-glazed chicken. There is a section titled Change of Pace, aka revamped dinners, which includes such recipes as Asian Chicken (my favorite), sweet and spicy Greek meatballs, and Tilapia fish tacos (not my favorite).

    I have mixed feelings for Giada’s new cookbook as most of the basic sections contains similar recipes from her other books. I did enjoy some of the recipes from the Breakfast for Dinner section, which gave a few new twists on traditional breakfast recipes. The Change of Pace section left Giada’s normal Italian meals behind as she give us a variety of different culture meals from South America, Mexican, Thai, Asian Greek, etc. The problem that I have with Giada and other food network stars is that some of the ingredients are not available for most Americans that don’t live near a big city. I wish she had expanded the sides and vegetable section as I thought they were just generic. Fans of Giada will probably love this cookbook, but newcomers might want to avoid it.

*I would like to thank NetGalley and Clarkson Potter for sending me a copy to review.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Health News - High Intensity Focused Ultrasound

As men ages their chances of prostate cancer increases, especially between the ages of 60-79. Around a quarter of a million men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, which is about 1 in 8 chance.

If you have been diagnosed and the cancer is contained to the prostate area alone, then you might be interested in a new alternative treatment called High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) that uses the ultrasound wave energy. The cancer tissue is destroyed by the used of this ultrasound wave energy that creates a heated elevation of around 90 degrees at the cancer’s focal point. In a Japanese study, the participates had a 94% disease free rate three years after they used HIFU. Participates should have a prostate size at 40 g or less (if not it can be downsized with lupron and avodart.) or the procedure can be lengthy. The presence of calcification can also interfere with the treatment. If so, a TURP can be performed to remove these areas and decrease the prostate size.

A patient is give an enema (1or 2) before the HiFu procedure until everything is clear. The procedure itself is done under a spinal or general anesthetic in the lithotomy position. This take anywhere between one to four hours depending on the size of the patient’s prostate. After the surgery, a foley catheter (sometimes a supra catheter is used instead) to drain the bladder. The catheter may need to stay in place one to two weeks until the prostate swelling settles. After the treatment is completed, the patient can spend between one to two hours in the recovery room, where he’ll be instructed on the catheter care and what medicines to take, which normally include antibiotics, an anti inflammatory, flomax and cialis. Of course, like all surgeries, there can be some temporary difficulty, like urination frequency and burning sensation. There could also be small passage of tissue and blood, but over time this will resolve. Unlike other treatments, severe complications like incontinence, impotence, urethral stricture and rectal fistual are uncommon with the HIFU treatment.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Excercise Ramblings 101: Jumping Back into Fitness

After the holidays I slowly fell out of my exercise routine, so naturally over a few months I gained most of 2011's weight loss back. With my jeans getting a little too tight for comfort, I have decided I need to exercise everyday even if I don't want to! On Sunday I started the Insanity program. I've done some of the workouts before, but I never could keep up with it. Now I'm on my 4th day! It's not easy! My legs are killing me and I'm looking forward to my rest day on Saturday.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Review: Writers on the Edge

Writers on the Edge
EDITED BY: Diane M. Raab and James Brown
PUBLISHED BY: Modern History Press
ISBN: 978-1-61599-108-2
Pages: 188

    Addiction and depression can consume anyone, even us writers. From Modern History Press comes a bold new book Writers on the Edge, where 22 writers speak about their own addiction and dependencies. Editors Diana Raab, award-winning memorist and poet, and James Brown, author and Professor of English in the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing at California State University, San Bernardino, has complied together memories, poetry, and essays by contemporary authors who bring a new truthful edge with the world of addiction.

    Writes on the Edge is bravely written from first-person narratives from authors/writers such as Rachel Yoder; Chase Twichell; Sue William Silverman; Linda Gray Sexton; Stephen Jay Schwartz; Scott Russell Sanders; Molly Peacock; Victoria Patterson; Gregory Orr; Perie Longo; David Huddle; Ruth Fowler; B.H Fairchild; Denise Duhamel; Anna David; Maud Casey; Margaret Bullitt-Jonas; Kera Bolonik; and Frederick & Stephen Barthelme. Each segment deals with the author’s addiction, from drugs and alcohol, to sex, gambling, food, etc.

    Each author in Writers on the Edge passionately and emotionally wrote their true story. There is heartbreak, honesty, and courage in every written piece. I recommend it to all writers & readers.

    *I would like to thank Modern History Press for sending me a copy to review.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cottage on the Hill

Guest post written by my buddy Aldo Mays

My house sits on a hill and the driveway is fairly steep. I am in the middle of the city but you certainly would not know it if you came to visit. The proximity to shopping, my office, and the hustle and bustle of downtown night life, along with the quiet street and private area of the city, is what drew me to this particular house. Friends who visited after I moved in asked how in the world I found the place. I have a fabulous realtor friend! I have very little parking, though, which is a draw back for someone who loves to entertain. The house is small but perfect for me. I am a pretty independent woman and not much frightens me. But occasionally when I am alone on that hill, I hear noises or get a creepy feeling. Thank goodness I have security choice to relieve my fears. I always have the system on when I am in the house, and I always set the alarm when I leave. Being home alone with that security system on is a comfort that cannot be explained.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Review - EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament

EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament (EFT: Emotional Freedom Techniques)EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament
BY: Rue Hass
PUBLISHED BY: Energy Psychology Press
ISBN: 978-1-60415-046-9
Pages: 329
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

Do you easily get overwhelmed? Or do you ever feel invisible? If so, you might be highly sensitive. Rue Hass has written EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament to help you understand and conquer your sensitive temperament. Most cases, the problem is caused by something that happened in your childhood that triggered the problem later in life. Word and actions can be hurtful and life changing for kids and adults.

Are you sensitive to your own feelings? These is one of the questions the author wants you to ask yourself to help you overcome your fears and doubts. She recommend using the using the EFT, Emotional Freedom Techniques, method founded by Gary Craig.

I personally, have never heard about Emotional Freedom Techniques before reviewing these books. Techniques are about tapping on certain parts of your body, like under nose, under eye, etc., to step into the energy that flows through your body. I tried this, and honestly, I just didn’t get it. Maybe it takes lots of practice, but I can’t see this ever working on a person. I can understand repeating the positive phrases during the EFT, but can’t a person just close their eyes and repeat the phrases to clam their nerves down.

I’m somewhat shy, well I was as a kid, and that was one of the reasons I wanted to review this book. The author has a checklist for you to find out how sensitive you are. I checked only for, therefore, I’m not that sensitive as I thought. There people out there that are sensitive, and I would recommend EFT for the Highly Sensitive Temperament, as they may get some benefit out of reading it.

*I would like to thank Energy Psychology Press for sending me a copy to review.

Review - How to Forgive: A Practical Guide

How To Forgive: A Practical GuideHow to Forgive: A Practical Guide
BY: Lynda Bevan
PUBLISHED BY: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 978-1-61599-030-6
Pages: 98
Reviewed by Billy Burgess

How to Forgive: A Practical Guide is aimed at people, young and old, with emotional problems of letting go or suffering from a terrible trauma like abuse. Do you blame someone for hurting you? Do you have built up anger? Have you hurt somebody else? If you said yes, then you might have a problem with forgiving. Its not easy forgiving someone for emotionally or physically damaging you, but it is possible to forgive when you can fully understand your true self. It’s difficult to let things go, but life can be so much better without this guilt on your shoulders.

During my thirty year of life, I have had problems forgiving people for the emotional trauma that I endured while being bullied through my childhood. Years after graduation, I still blamed them for my life’s problems, but eventually I was able to forgive and continue with my life. Author Lynda Bevan, just like the title suggests, uses a practical approach to help you fully understand why you can’t forgive, and how you can. I recommend the book to councilors, teachers, and readers of all ages.

*I would like to than Loving Healing Press for sending me a review copy.