November 25, 2011

My Love Book Review

Recently, I had the opportunity to review a custom made book from MyLoveBook. A LoveBook is a book you create for someone special in your life. It's not another photo book. As fabulous as giving a photo book is, a LoveBook is much more unique. LoveBooks have been described as an answer book, and that's essentially what a LoveBook will be for you. Your book will start off with a title page that is as personalized as you would like. You create your book by answering some questions for your loved one. These questions are simple, to complex. You choose the type of questions that you would like to answer. Then, you simply fill in the blank. You are able to choose something simple such as, "I  love to make you:" (you fill in your answer) or something like: "The time I felt closest to you was:" (you fill in your answer) That may require more thought. There are even easier pages you are able to create on there. Some of the ones I discovered were "Your Top Five Most Admirable Talents:" and "Ten Words to Describe You."

When I first thought about making a LoveBook, I thought I knew right away who would be receiving this gift. As I begin to research the LoveBook, that decision became more difficult. Upon seeing it, I knew there were so many people that I would really like to have one of these books. After some long thought, I decided to go with my husband. His birthday is not long after Christmas, and sometimes it doesn't get the attention that it deserves. Therefore, the LoveBook I created is going to make his birthday more special.

While creating my book, I realized there is so much more I could say to him. Being a military wife, you think there are no more words to describe the love you feel. You say it all too often in letters and e-mails...I love you, I love you, I love you...What else is there to say? The LoveBook definitely helped me figure that out. Creating this book got me thinking about the love we share, and just how much he means to me. Sure, I know that everyday, but there are only so many ways to say it on a daily basis. As I was answering these questions, I started reminiscing on our years together...the happy times, the sad ones, the funny and the silly ones...

I love that man so much, and LoveBook helped me say it in different ways. I got to have a song in my book that reminds me of him. I got to do some fun fill in the blanks, such as "If you were a car, you would be." There are even suggestions for you to choose...drag and drop, et cetera. How much you want to say is really up to you.

I was really impressed when I got this book. It is sleek and beautiful. There are three covers to choose from and, although I would like to see more choices in the future, I like how this one turned out. It's not just a gift for women. The red interior is great for a man too.

All in all, I am impressed with MyLoveBook. I am going to make another one for my sons upcoming birthday. One of my favorite options was having my book reviewed by an editor free of charge. When my book was reviewed for publishing there were no spelling errors found, but they did some spacing in my book which I really liked a lot. I then had the option to have the original or the edited version printed. The shipping of my gift was quick, and that made me happy. Although, it's a gift for someone else, I've had plenty of time to open it, look at it, and really get a feel for the quality of this book. I really like it, and I know my husband will too.

November 24, 2011

November 22, 2011

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I finally made homemade cranberry sauce! I say that I'm going to do this every year. I don't know why I put it off so long. I'm so proud of myself! :)

November 15, 2011

Kotex Tampons Have Been Recalled!

Consumer news reports that there has been a recall for the following Kotex Tampons: Kotex Natural Balance Security Unscented Tampons Regular Absorbency manufactured by Kimberly-Clark. The 18 count and the 36 count packages contain tampons that were made with raw materials contaminated with a bug that could cause health issues such as vaginal infections, urinary tract infections, pelvic inflammatory diseases and other health problems. You can read the full report here. It seems bad if consumers are being urged to call Kimberly-Clark's Consumer Services Division to be informed on the safe disposal of these products.

November 1, 2011

Men's Winter Fashion

  As it's getting cooler here, I've been thinking a lot about winter fashion. I know that I don't want to look frumpy all the time. It's really easy for me to throw on a pair of sweat pants and to layer under a sweat shirt. I'm pretty much set on the way I want to look this autumn and winter. It's dressing up the men in my family that is the hard part.

  For starters, my husband can't stand wearing long sleeves. It's a challenge just to get him into a winter coat. I've been looking for him some good-looking winter fashion this year. I've taken him to the stores with me a few times, but that doesn't get me any where. The moment I turn my back to look at something, or ask him about it...he's gone to look at something that interest him a lot more. It's not that he dislikes shopping with me, it's that he very much dislikes trying to dress himself.

  It's been a challenge to put together a whole outfit for him, so I've decided to start off small. I've been looking at some warm hats for him. I've found the best place for men's winter hats. There is every hat you could imagine your man sporting. I've found many that I know he won't mind wearing. They have cute, fun, and sophisticated looking hats that will be sure to warm the short, military cut hair on his head. :) I'm tempted to get one for myself.

 What are some of the things that your man will be wearing this year? Are you shopping for him, or does he pick out his own clothes?