Monday, April 27, 2009

Book Review: The Noticer

I recently completed Andy Andrews' latest book, The Noticer.
I've never read anything by Andy Andrews and wasn't sure what to expect. The book jacket looked good and the plot summary sounded decent, so I decided to give it a try.

I would describe this book as "sweet." The plot was at times confusing and somewhat predictable. The message of the book- to always consider things from every perspective - made the book worth reading. Many times we get so caught up in ourselves and what is going on in our immediate world that we forget to communicate our needs and desires... we forget to think about the big picture. This story shows us how noticing even small things can make a difference in the course our life takes.

Do I think this book will win any literary awards? No.

Did I enjoy the book? Sure- it was a sweet, easy read. Great for a quick weekend read.

Can I think of a better book to read with the same message? Yes, Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven.

The Noticer goes on sell today so feel free to pick up a copy, drink a glass of wine and read it on your sun porch as you watch your kids play in the backyard.

On another note, check out The Noticer Project, a worldwide movement to "notice" the 5 most influential people in your life! Noticing those five people is meant to encourage us to step outside our busy schedules and avoid waiting until a wedding, graduation or even a funeral to take notice of the special, influential people in our lives . . . What a wonderful concept! So check it back and come back and tell me your thoughts....there may be a giveaway in your future!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

These are a few of my favorite things...

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So, I decided to let you guys get to know a little more about me. At least once a month, I will share with you "a few of my favorite things..." (Does anyone know which movie that line is from?)

This month, let's talk candy. I love candy...all sorts of candy. I craved sweet things when I was pregnant. As it goes, if you crave sweets, you are having a girl. If you crave salty or spicy foods, a boy is in your future. I had a girl.

Back to the candy... here are my some of my faves:

Chocolate- I'm a huge fan of the Reese's Cup as well as the KitKat, but neither compare to the Twix bars! Chocolate, cookie and carmel...YUM!

Jelly Beans - As far as regular jelly beans, the white ones are my favorite. But my all-time favorite are JellyBelly Buttered Popcorn flavor! The taste and smell delicious! AND I recently discovered that you can buy a single bag of ALL buttered popcorn flavored Jelly Belly's!

My FAVORITE candy of ALL time- By far, hands down, are Trolli Sour Brite Crawlers! These are the BOMB! Nothing compares to these sweet yet tangy colorful worms! Often imitated, but never duplicated, the other brands don't taste anywhere close! I get these in my stocking at Christmas, instead of chocolate hearts at Valentine's Day, in my basket at get the drift... I totally heart them!

Now it's your turn... leave a comment and tell me what YOUR favotire candy is! Who knows...maybe you'll get a special treat in the mail when you are least expecting it!
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Disney on Ice - Family 4 Pack - Special Pricing (Columbia, SC)

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Disney on Ice, Worlds of Fantasy will be at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia April 30 - May 3, 2009. For my Columbia area readers, I have a special treat.... you can purchase a 4 pack of tickets for this amazing show for $10 ea!

All you have to do is click this link and follow the purchasing instructions!

I went to a Disney on Ice performance YEARS ago with a friend and her daughter. It was really something to see...remember this is a performance entirely on ice! My husband and I will be taking Little Miss look for a review of the show in early May.

Here's the fine print:
This deal will be good only on the $16 and $12 price level for all shows except opening night. This special pricing is only good through Monday, April 27, 2009.

If you're not already a follower of my blog, I urge you to become one so that you can check in for more great Columbia area entertainment discounts throughout the year!

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Saturday, April 4, 2009

Freckle Box Giveaway Winner

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The winner of a free personalized item from Frecklebox is....

Congratulations to you!
I hope your son enjoys his Ahoy Matey! Personalized puzzle!

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