Gifts for Teens: Ripleys Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird is the latest book of the wildly popular series that chronicles the weirdest, wildest stories from around the world.

But wait… there’s more! A brand new app allows readers of Download the Weird to actually download the weird.  and watch the stories come alive with bonus videos and images.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

Here’s how it works: simply point a smart phone or advanced iPod at the special oddSCAN™ logos in the book and see that story come to life with exclusive bonus content, including videos and images. It’s a one-stop portal that will transport readers deep into the hidden world of Ripley’s Believe It or Not! like never before.

>>Meet the world’s oddest couple: he swallows swords, hedge trimmers and umbrella handles while she hangs upside down and lifts lead weights by her hair!

>>Learn why a California man has experienced more than 950 violent car crashes.

>>See tourists risk life and limb to get their picture taken with an 18-foot-long crocodile!

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird

I actually think this is a gift that can be enjoyed by almost anyone, my daughter loves it, she is 7. The stories range from intriguing, hilarious and disgusting. This book has entertained our entire family, even grandma, for weeks.

Enter to win Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Download the Weird book in our 12 Days of Gifts Galore Giveaway beginning Nov 25 until Dec 6! Click >>HERE<< to be taken to the giveaway entry form! Good luck!

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Unjunk Your Junk Fook: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks

I would love to tell you all that we eat nothing but fresh fruits and veggies as snacks in this house, but the truth is we occasionally do have some junk food snacks around here as well. Naturally Savvy has put out an informative book that gives healthier alternatives to some of popular junk foods called Unjunk Your Junk Food.

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This book also highlights the worst ingredients in foods. They have the ingredients categorized into what they call “The Scary Seven”, which are:

  • High-Fructose Corn Syrup
  • Artificial Sweeteners
  • Artificial Flavors
  • Artificial Colors
  • Trans Fat
  • MSG
  • Preservatives
    I was shocked to find several things in our pantry contained some ingredients from “The Scary Seven”. I think the most surprisingly unhealthy “healthy” thing we had was granola bars. Our granola bars had several of the worst ingredients from the list in them.

I have found this book helpful when I’m choosing snacks for my family. I am definitely more aware of ingredients and check the list on the food item before buying it. I also find myself referencing it for the healthy alternatives it provides.

Purchase this book on Amazon: Unjunk Your Junk Food: Healthy Alternatives to Conventional Snacks


Second Nature (Forces of Nature Book 2) Giveaway

Amelia Hoffman always knew she would be with Nathaniel Peplow forever, but after they bonded everything started to go wrong. Nate treats her like the enemy, her siblings are in danger, and an old threat grows closer. As Nate pulls away and Amelia’s burgeoning friendship with a handsome stranger blossoms, she worries she made the biggest mistake of her life. If sorting out her love life wasn’t enough, a new drug emerges that not only threatens the ones she loves, but seems to be part of something larger than she could ever imagine. Amelia’s new and old friends must work together to not only save themselves, but the whole world.

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Super Born Book Review and Giveaway

This Review & Giveaway is done by SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways.

I am so glad I got to read this book. I love how I felt like the book was at my level with the people in the book. Now this book uses strong language but its nothing that I don’t hear everyday while hanging out with my friends. The B.I.B. is a single mom in her 30’s and I could relate to her since I am a mom in my 30’s. I like how she can pull off the whole mom and super hero with no one knowing who she is not even her daughter Paige. This has so many twists and turns that I couldn’t stop reading. I wanted to know more. I found myself cheering for the B.I.B. Just when you think you know whats going to happen next you are amazed at how it does happen. I would give this book an A-. I just wish it didn’t have to end. I could of kept reading. I however will warn that this isn’t for anyone to read unless you are ready for the harsh language and adult content. I loved it but to each there own when it comes to down to it. I would love to see a Super Born 2.

The book was signed by the author and had a personal note to me. I love when authors do this.
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Please check out the Super Born website.

Now for the giveaway. The author is kind enough to let me give one of my readers a chance to win a copy of Super Born for themselves. This is open to the US who are 18+. The giveaway will run from 4/4 to 4/15.  To enter just fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There are entries you can do daily for more chances to win. Good Luck & Happy Reading.

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Your Health In Your Hands – A Book Review

I just finished my first read through of a book called Your Health In Your Hands- Living and Aging Well written by B. Kathy Wright ND. Let me just say, wow. This book is so jam packed with information, inspiration and encouragement you feel like you just went to a booster meeting! I feel like I am raring to go and have already started making lists.

Kathy is a traditional naturopath who has done a ton of research to put this book together. This book is an “organic workbook” with information and actions and attitude changes that will affect the quality of your well-being in the area of physical health.I want to highlight a few of my favorite parts for you.
Chapter 2- Food and Health.
I think this is my favorite part of the book. Kathy spends the time to educate you about the gaps and deficiencies in the average diet.
Chapter 5- Antioxidants and Free Radicals
A nice overview of foods that you can and should add to your diet.
Chapter 7- Wellness shows on the face
Information on how nutrients are used by our largest organ and some really great skin treatment products you can make right in your own kitchen.
Chapter 19 Evaluating your diet-
Just what it says- Eye opening!
There are also over 60 pages of clean, good for you recipes.Interspersed through out are action plans and encouragement to take an honest look at how your living, and where will that get you five or ten years from now?
If you are wanting to make changes in your diet and lifestyle, this book can be an invaluable resource.
You can also go here and find tons of tips and sign up for a really good newsletter filled with even more information helping you to live well.

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I recieved this book to review, all opinions are mine.