Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First Look; The Skin You're In

It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old...or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

You never know when I might play a wild card on you!

Today's Wild Card author is:

and the book:

The Skin You’re In: Discovering True Beauty

Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)

***Special thanks to Pam Mettler of Zondervan for sending me a review copy.***


Nancy Rue has written over 100 books for girls, is the editor of the Faithgirlz Bible, and is a popular speaker and radio guest with her expertise in tween and teen issues. She and husband Jim have raised a daughter of their own and now live in Tennessee.

Visit the author's website.

Product Details:

List Price: $7.99
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Zonderkidz (April 9, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0310719992
ISBN-13: 978-0310719991

Press the browse button to view the first chapter:

I loved this book. I am partial to non-fiction books that read like the author is sitting down having a conversation with me. Nancy writes just like that, which will really appeal to teen readers. I enjoyed the way she gave very practical advice on hygiene, make-up, skin care and fashion, all the while intertwining Bible stories and verses throughout. While providing all of this, she gave girls the tools they need to boost their self-esteem, whether they realize it or not. That's what I call good writing and reading!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Your New Summer Best Friend

Ahhh summer. Vacations, pools, sun..... And mosquitos! Besides humidity, mosquitos are the next worse thing.

But fear not! I found a solution to their itchy bites. It's your new summer best friend.



Do. Not. Laugh.

It works because it has both an analgesic and an anesthetic in it. When I say it works, I mean my bites stopped itching within 1 minute. No itch cream I've tried has ever been able to accomplish that.

Try it and let me know how it works for you.

Until next post....be blessed

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My If Onlys......

I can remember when my girls were babies. One adored the baby swing and would have joyfully lived her life in it. The other hated it and would grab the legs to shake herself free.

Now that my babies are 15 and 13, I'm reflective on things I would have done differently.

Knowing what I know now, here's what I would have changed:

To read the rest, hop on over to WRAL.com's GoAskMom blog where I am the guest blogger for the day!