Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday's Book Club: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty #BookReview #BigLittleLies

**Disclosure: I received one or more items for free in order to host this House Party. Regardless all opinions, laughter and fun are 100% mine.**

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty follows three women, each at a crossroads.

 Book Description:

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal. . . .

A murder… . . . a tragic accident… . . . or just parents behaving badly?  
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead.  

But who did what?

Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:
Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn't be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

I must say I had the pleasure of getting to read this book when I was invited to host a book party for House Party. As you know from previous post I adore a good book and to get to share my love of books with others is just too perfect.

Since I wanted the focus on the book I went with a simple tea party theme, serving hot tea and cookies. During the party we talked about the book what we enjoyed about it and what we felt wasn’t so good. We discussed whether we had figured out the mystery before getting to the end or if it was a surprise. As it turned out everyone was surprised by the end. Along with tea and cookies everyone got a book mark and a lollipop plus a small book with the first few chapters in it.

I also held a giveaway for the extra copy of Big Little Lies that came with my party pack and for the book bag that came with it. Everyone seemed to enjoy the party especially the kids who liked that they each got a lollipop to eat.

Now for my review, I found the book to be intriguing. Most mystery books let you in on who did what early on but not Liane. She leaves you guessing till then end. The characters in this book are quite the bunch. You have Madeline a forty year remarried woman who is very fun. Celeste is a beautiful woman who seems to have it all to the outside world. Then there’s Jane a young single mom. When a petition to suspend Ziggy, Jane’s Son, from school it divides the parent of Pirriwee Public school and from there the story only gets better.

Big Little Lies is filled with sharp observations about domestic abuse, bullying, second marriages, self-esteem, parenting, friendship and second chances. Along with wonderful dialogue, developed characters and good plot line this book read very quickly and keeps you captivated the whole way.  I highly recommend this book as a must read this summer. 

Purchase your copy HERE.

What is on your to read summer list? 

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

A #review of Frux Home and Yard™ Flameless #TeaLights #homedecor

**Disclaimer: I receive one or more items mention for free to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine. **

Imagine this scenario, the sun is setting in the distance, kids are swimming in the pool, you are lounging in a chair with a glass of tea and on the table beside you is a beautiful glow coming from a tea light. It’s like a beautiful scene from the movies. In reality the kids are playing and you are sitting there guarding the candle because your terrified the pets or the children will knock it over and burn down the house because yeah that just how it would happen.

With Frux Home and Yard™ Flameless tea lights you don’t have to worry about that. With no flame to worry about there’s no fear of anything getting burned by open flame. Plus with the decorative warps you can choose the look you want.  You may be wandering who Frux Home and Yard is. Well they are a family owned business that focuses on providing high quality, unique, functional and decorative items for your home and yard.

For me I loved that I got that beautiful candle glow without a flame. I love having candles lit around my home, on the pool deck or just on the picnic table but I am always worried about the cats knocking them over. But now I no longer have that worry about anyone getting burned because they are also no heat. Each set comes with 24 battery operated tea lights, which fit any tea light holder and have simple switch on bottom. They are also smoke-free and cool to touch.

My favorite part of this product was the decorative wraps they came with them. I was able to choose how I decorated each candle and how I wanted them for be set out. I really love these tea lights and love having the feel of candles without the worry. You can see these tea lights and other products by visiting them HERE or you can follow via Facebook where they offer giveaways every few weeks. 

Do you enjoy candles? Would you use these tea lights to decorate your home or event? 

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday #TravelBlogger #DaytonaBeach

New beginnings

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