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Feed Your Addiction

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So I have an addiction…. Well a few of them!
But today I’m bringing up my terrible addiction to soaps and lotions and things. To be honest, I’m not a big lotion person, but I ADORE soaps and bath bombs and salts. Really anything that will make me smell pretty and will go in the tub or shower. I also love what great gifts these things make!

So with that in mind I wanted to talk a little bit about a few of the places that feed my addiction.

To begin with I heard about this give away today. It looks pretty great and right up my alley. I checked out the store and am really excited about the Sage and Lavender stuff (what a great idea to mix those two smells!). I’ve not tried anything from there yet, but I’m excited to! The prices also look really reasonable, so I’m looking forward to adding this stuff to my usual rotation. I also like that there are sales! Yay for sales. Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen.

Now I also recently found this place. I just love this stuff. Its local for me but they will deliver anywhere. Again the lavender stuff is amazing (all of it). I also really enjoy the moose (its a thick lotion), and the Red Rocks soap is earthy and wonderful (and totally looks like Red Rocks)! The kitchen soap is fun too, citrus and coffee, awesome idea. There are some great products for moms-to-be and babies. There are also a lot of smaller size (and less expensive) items that make fantastic gifts. I personally enjoy the small soap packs, you get a variety of scents for a pretty good deal! They also have a lot of eco-friendly products worth checking out. Mountain Girl Botanics.

I’ve also been spending some time with Lush. The hair products are really different and fun. I’ve been using the hair mask and WOW! I’m impressed. I also love it for the bath bombs and other fun bath stuff. They have a great online ordering service, and have locations all over. One of the things to note though is that I will often find something I love online only to find they don’t carry it in the store.

And finally for bath enthusiasts check out Melt. They are similar to Lush, but the scents you get are very different. I personally am a big fan of the Maharini Mist. I like that they sell things by scent rather than product, so if you find something you like you can get everything from scrubs to lotions to bath bombs with that scent. Oddly enough, this was a little confusing for me when I went to the store. If you don’t remember the name of the scent you liked it can be a bit daunting to locate it again.

There are a LOT of places out there, and I usually find something special and fun about most of them. I suggest you check out any of these places and find the thing you love about them

Book Review: The Dresden Files #4 – Summer Knight

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Buy Summer Knight: A Novel of the Dresden Files on Amazon || Buy Summer Knight Audio Book on Amazon || Watch the Dresden Files on Hulu

The fantastic thing about the summertime is that there is ample opportunity to read. Whether you are sitting around by the pool on a sunny day or snuggled at home watching the rainstorms, it’s a great time to catch up on all those books you’ve been meaning to read but just didn’t get around to. For anyone who is actually looking for something to read, I’d like to recommend an amazing and interesting series called the Dresden Files.

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Why You Should be Watching the Guild (Season 1)

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Buy The Guild – Season One on Amazon || Buy The Guild – Season Two on Amazon

The Guild is a show that’s taken the internet by storm. Created, written by, and starring Felicia Day (some of you may know her as Vi from Buffy the Vampire Slayer), this show is everything the at-risk-tech-savvy-youth could ask for. The show centers around Cyd Shermann, Codex in her online world, and it opens to a confession from Cyd to her webcam.

From there the show hooks you and then continues to propel you through all ten episodes (each averaging 5 to 7 minutes), as Cyd copes with the head on collision of her internet world and real life. The show is quickly fleshed out with several other characters from Codex’s On-Line Guild, including Clara, the neglectful mom, Tinkerballa, the tech addicted teen, Bladez, the rebel, and Zaboo, the love-smitten mama’s boy.

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Why You Should Be Watching Tru Calling

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Buy Tru Calling – The Complete First Season on Amazon.

Tru Calling has a lot to offer the average Joss fan, not the least of them being our beloved Eliza Dushku. Eliza plays the title character, and as Tru she crusades about saving helpless victims using a supernatural talent that came upon her suddenly. Sound familiar? The show takes this theme and delves into new ground, exploring the idea of a normal girl gaining the power and responsibility of saving lives. Though in this case, Tru is an adult rather than an adolescent, and her power does not put her in danger as much it does those around her.

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