Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Just saw the full trailer for Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. It would be an understatement to say I'm excited about this film. I really thought the last book was the best in the entire series!! If the movies are even close, they should be good. Anyway, here's the trailer.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Swim Product Review


Over the past several years, I've heard a lot of hype about specialty swim shampoos/conditioners/body washes/lotions etc. I've read several reviews. Some people didn't feel like they cleaned well, some didn't think they had enough suds, some didn't like the smell. So, I've been satisfied to stick with my usual hair care and body products. Lately, I've been swimming 5-6 times a week. I've noticed that my hair was REALLY dull, and my skin was REALLY dry! Nothing I had on hand, seemed to help ANY!! So, I was excited when the new issue of Swimmer Magazine had an ad from the SBR Company that makes the Tri Swim products. In their ad, they mentioned that you could get free samples by e-mailing them. Off I went to the computer to enter my information. Within 3 days, I had a big envelope full of samples from their Tri Swim line. They included: shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and body lotion. They also threw in one of their Foggle towelettes to clean my goggles!!


To say the least, I was very skeptical. As soon as I had my first opportunity, I tried them out!


The shampoo got rid of the slimy, chlorine feel of my hair after my swims! It made it squeaky!! The smell was a very nice citrus smell. It made me think of grapefruit. When my hair dried, it was very shiny and the dullness was gone. I was also pleased with the conditioner! It got the tangles out (I have long, curly, fine hair, so this is an issue for me)and moisturized, without making my hair feel weighed down or greasy.


The body wash and lotion were excellent as well. Both had that same citrus smell as the shampoo and conditioner. I found out rather quickly that a little bit of both go a long way! I'm used to using moisturizing body wash, so the Tri Swim body wash had a very different feel. My skin felt REALLY clean and squeaky, while I was in the shower. After I was out and dried off, my skin felt smooth and moisturized. The lotion absorbed quickly and left my skin just feeling and looking soft, instead of slippery and greasy.

All of the above products contain gentle, natural ingredients to help repair the damage that chlorine leaves behind. From the Tri Swim website:

The ingredients in TRISWIM work to neutralize Chlorine and Chlorine odor on skin and in hair. TRISWIM has up to 5 sequestering agents which assist in attacking the chlorine, grabbing a hold of it, and washing the chemical down the drain. Not only does TRISWIM detoxify, but with our innovative formula, it also hydrates and nourishes with ingredients such as Organic Aloe Vera, Vitamin A and E, and ProVitamin B5.

Best of all, Tri Swim is a product that animals lovers can feel confident in using.


At SBR SPORTS,INC, we use the finest ingredients known to us in the formulation of our innovative brands. SBR SPORTS, does not test, nor have we ever tested or believe in testing our products on animals.

All of their products are VERY affordable, whether you get them from the Tri Swim website or other swim retailers. Prices range from $8.95 per tube to $13.20 per tube.

For your free sample, log onto the Tri Swim website for info.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Almost Wordless Wednesday

It's been almost unbearably HOT the past week here. Our temps have been from 94-97 degrees. Our humidity has been just AWFUL!! That's made our heat index from 102-105 most days. Yesterday was no exception. It's been so HOT that our cat Biscuit decided to take a dip in our doggie pool, yesterday afternoon. Now you KNOW it's hot, when the cat takes a dip to cool off!!


Friday, June 11, 2010

Book Reviews

I CANNOT believe how far behind I am on my book reviews. If any of you are on Goodreads, please feel free to "friend" me. There will be several reviews in this post, so hang in there with me.

Humble Pie Humble Pie by Gordon Ramsay

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I'll have to say that I cheated a bit on this one. I actually downloaded this one from audible. The fact that Gordon, himself, was the read cinched the deal for me. It was so interesting to hear him tell his life story. I had NO idea that he came from such hard beginnings. It even was a nice, quick listen. I highly recommend it in print and audio. View all my reviews >>

Hourglass (Evernight, #3) Hourglass by Claudia Gray

My rating: 5 of 5 stars I'll keep this short and sweet. I absolutely ADORE this series. Each book just keeps getting better. The plot is so thick in this book, that you can slice it with a knife. There is definitely a cliffhanger ending to this one, and the wait is about to kill me for the next release!! The plot is at a fever pitch, and I have NO guess for what is actually going to happen to Lucas and Bianca. I HIGHLY recommend the whole series!! View all my reviews >>

Dead in the Family (Sookie Stackhouse, #10) Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris

My rating: 3 of 5 stars I was in absolute agony waiting for this book. There was one question that I needed the answer to, and luckily, it was addressed early on in this one. I do have to say, that I didn't enjoy Dead In the Family nearly as much as I did Dead and Gone. I still whipped through it, but it wasn't nearly as exciting as Dead and Gone (which I personally feel is the BEST novel in the series so far). This book feels like it has a lot of set up for the next story arc, but I may be VERY wrong. All I know is I can't wait to find out what happens next! View all my reviews >>

That's it for now. I know that I've read more, but I'll post those up later.

Friday, June 04, 2010

Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane's Indoor Yardsale

Need some new stuff on the cheap? Well, come on out and browse and buy Shelbyville-Bedford County Humane Association's indoor yard sale!! This sale benefits the enitrely volunteer operated, 501(c)(3) charity!! *SATURDAY JUNE 12 - INSIDE YARD SALE at 510 N. Hillcrest (near Central High School)from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Busy With the Busy-ness!!

Wow, this weekend was just all kinds of C-R-A-Z-Y!! Not only was it a holiday weekend, but Casey had one of his first, big catering jobs!! He was hired to cater for our Rector's son's graduation party. He was told to plan for 50 people!! So, I took off from work on Friday to help him out and be a gopher. Casey worked all day on Friday and Saturday putting the meal together. When all was said and done, he made 5 big pans of lasagna (3 meat and 2 veggie), a whole beef tenderloin (when sliced makes filet mignon), italian bread with homemade garlic spread, and two triple batches of brownies! The puppies were a bit miffed that I couldn't sit down with them for nearly 2 days! Indy kept wanting and hinting for me to come to bed on Friday night.


It all turned out delicious and everyone was pleased, including the graduate. I have some pictures that I'll post this week of his finished dishes.

Sunday was a fairly busy day too. I had the reading for church on Sunday morning, and I also had to sing for the service. It was my very first solo there. I was uber nervous, because it has been over 10 years, since I've sung in public. I was rusty!! I got through it and the morning's reading too. We had a nice lunch at church, so we just came back home and lounged around. I managed to get in a nice afternoon nap, which made the puppies REALLY happy!!

Yesterday was just a lost cause. We were both so tired! We just napped and watched movies all day long. Hopefully, I'll get back to normal soon!