Monday, October 15, 2012

Books I want to Read!

Hey Everyone!

I wanted to share some of the books that I really want to read! I want to know if you have read them and what you think about them!

One of my favorite things to do is go to a book store (my favorite one is Barnes&Noble) and browse the teen section and write down books that I want to read!

Here are 5 books that I really want to read!

1) Sisterhood Everlasting

I am a huge fan of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series (even though I have only read the first one). I also love the movies! Here is what the back of the book says:

"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Ann Brashares come the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, lena, Carmen and Brudget have grown up starting lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting. 

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena find solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostas and the road she didn't take. Bridged lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can't seem to shed her old restlessness. 

Then Tibby arches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever - but in some ways that none of them could ever have expected. 

As moving and life changing as an encounter with long - lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way and finding the courage to create a new one." 

Now I cannot wait to catch up on the series and read this!

2) Kindred Spirits

I cannot find it anywhere online where there is a description of this book, but it is basically about 4 women who confide in each other and tell each other all of their secrets!

I think that it looks like a great book!

3) Where it Began

I cannot wait to read this because Jenny Han (the author of the Summer I turned Pretty trilogy) said that it is "unputdownable"!

Here is what the back cover said:

"Gabby Gardiner wakes up in a hospital bed looking like a cautionary ad for drunk driving- and without a single memory of the accident that landed her there. But what she can recall, in frank and sardonic detail, is the year leading up to the crash. 

As Gabby describes her transformation from Invisible Girl to Trendy Girl Who Dates Billy Nash (aka Most Desirable Boy Ever), she is left to wondering: Why is Billy suddenly distancing himself from her? What do her classmates know what Gabby does not? Who exactly was in the car that night? And why has Gabby been left to take the fall? 

As she peels back the layers of her life, Gabby begins to realize that her climb up the status ladder has been as intoxicating as it has been morally complex.. and that nothing about her life is what she has imagined it to be. "

I think that this just looks so cute and really interesting!

4) The Lifeguard

"It's an unsettled summer for Sirena. Back in Texas, her family's splitting apart, but here in Rhode Island, at the cottage of her aunt, it's a different world. There are long days at the beach and intriguing encounters with Pilot, the lifeguard with shamanic skills. Sirena explores her obsession with Pilot and discovers his mysterious - almost magical - gifts."

I think that this looks like such a good read! I think that it looks charming, romantic and relatable.

5) Other Words for Love

"When an unexpected inheritance enables Ari to transfer to an elite Manhattan prep school, she makes a wealthy new friend, Leigh. Leigh introduces Ari to the glamorous side of New York - and to her gorgeous cousin, Blake. Ari doesn't think she stands a chance, but amazingly, Blake asks her out. As their romance heats up, they find themselves involved in an intense, consuming"

I think that all of these books look so good! Let me know if you guys have read any of these books and what you think about them!

Expect a Books to Read post on all of these!



Monday, October 1, 2012

DIY Jewelry Cleaner

Hey Everyone!

Something that I think people forget to do a lot is clean their jewelry!

It not only makes your jewelry very sparkly and shiny, but also helps it last longer!

Here is a recipe for your very own jewelry cleanser:

1 tablespoon salt

1 tablespoon baking soda

1 tablespoon dish detergent

1 cup water

1 piece aluminum foil

1. Heat water in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes

2. Cut a pice of aluminum foil that roughly covers the bottom of a small bowl

3. Pour the hot water into bowl. Place salt, soda and dishwashing liquid into bowl. Place jewelry on the end of foil and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse jewelry in cool water and dry jewelry completely on a soft cloth.

* This works well for gold - filled, brass, nickel, silver and sterling silver. *

I hope that you guys try this out!



**** I do not own the recipe. Credits to pinterest

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