"It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all." -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Friday, July 31, 2015

I'm Happy For You (Sort of...Not Really) by Kay WIlls Wyma

I literally just finished this book and I couldn't wait to review it! I'm someone who on a DAILY BASIS struggles with contentment and it's like this book was written for someone just like me. I really love the author's voice, I find her cute and witty, and really likable. I think the best lesson this book taught me though, is that when you're comparing (why can't I have their success, money, marriage, luck...etc) you're making it ALL ABOUT YOU. If you take a second and "re boot" and say, "I'm Happy For You", you acknowledge their success without making it about yourself. Yes, it may be easier said than done but with so much of everyone in your face at every second from social media it's definitely a necessity to find a way to slay the comparison dragon. Five stars, LOVED IT! And thank you to blogging for books for sending me the book free for my honest review.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Everyday Detox

Everyday Detox was penned by Megan Gimore, author of the popular blog, "The Detoxinista". I was impressed by the food photography before I even looked over the recipes. My husband and I tried the chocolate chia shake which really did taste like a chocolate milkshake! I've also got the cauliflower flatbread pizza on my meal plan. The beginning of the book describes what items to keep in your pantry, food combining, and has a sample meal plan to follow. I really did like many of the recipes but the problem I found is that many rely on pricier ingredients (like lots of nuts, or almond meal). As someone with a minuscule food budget I don't think I'll find myself reaching for this cookbook very often, although many of the recipes look very delicious!

I received this book free from Blogging For Books for my honest review.