07 April 2018

Books You Should Read!

Have I told you before how amazing Goodreads is? Goodreads is the best for making a year long reading goal, finding books similar to the books you enjoy or make recommendations for your friends and see which books they are reading. You are also able to rate books once you've read them.

I just started reading her books this year and I now want to read every single one of her books and want her to never stop writing! I've always liked fantasy, but I really appreciate her modern language in the fantasy stories that she writes. I'll also warn you that many of her books include romance. I enjoy it all mixed together, but I know some people are particular about having the two separate. So far, I've read her Curse of Gods series, Walker Saga, NYC Mecca Series. 

I enjoyed this contemporary romance as a change from my usual fantasy books. The story tells about an orphan that is adopted into a rich family. It is a rough transition for her to fit in with the boys of the family that attend the same high school with her. 

This story starts with Juliette being locked in a tower. She is 17 years old and her touch is fatal. This is one of those stories where she has to decide to become a weapon or become a warrior.

The story is based in the desert with a female lead. Amani is a gifted gunslinger in a world of magical djinn. This is a Goodreads 2016 Choice Award book. 

I've read a couple of books by Holly Black and this one did not disappoint. It is more mature than her Magisterium series. In this story Jude lives in the High Court of Faerie even though she is human. She must learn to live here with some wicked fairies and create some tough alliances to save her family.

This was an enjoyable story and leaves you wanting to know what happens next. It is extremely detailed and the author does a great job of describing each character. This is another classic story of a forbidden love with magic and mystery intertwined in the story.

06 April 2018

New Stuff Product Review!

Don't you just love how you look after getting some rest? This is my Spring Break and I swear I look 10 years younger than I did at the end of last week before the break!

I am always purchasing new stuff to try and I thought I'd share some of my favorites with all of you!

I recently tried this lotion and I absolutely love it! The smell is nice and it leaves my face feeling refreshed without feeling oily.  You can click the pictures in this post and they will take you to the products. 

I am really liking Ole Henrikson's face line. I needed a good exfoliator and wanted a cheaper face wash. Both of the following fit what I was looking for and I'm really happy with the results. The green one is the Pore Balance Facial Sauna Scrub and then the orange one is the Face the Truth gel cleanser. 

I just started this last week and so far I am happy with how well it is working. I've not used primers in the past because they always seemed heavy, but this one feels light.

So, a coworker told me about this stuff and at first I thought it was expensive for chapstick. Now that I've tried it I am a true believer. This stuff is the truth! Feels so good and is absolutely addicting. Can chapstick be addicting? Evidently, it can!

I had my hair done by someone new and she had me try this texturizing spray. It gives my hair so much volume and keeps it how I style it. I spray some on after drying my hair, before curling and then sprayed some to set it in place after curling it. You can also use it to add volume if you straighten your hair as well. 

I also decided to buy some argon oil from this awesome Unite brand. The U Oil helps protect and nourish your hair. I just use a couple of drops on the ends of my hair before drying it. It has helped to cut down on frizz and makes my hair shiny without being oily or greasy.

While I am talking about hair stuff, let me tell you that the Unite 7 seconds leave in detangler leave in conditioner is the best! I used to use It's a 10 Miracle leave in product, but this stuff is so much better and makes my hair feel amazing. If you could only buy one of the Unite products, I would suggest this one!

I was using OGX Argan shampoo, but it started to make my hair heavy and weighted down. I switch to Living Proof's volume shampoo and I am really happy with the results. It is also a color safe shampoo.

I've had the same socks (hanes) forever, and I've not really thought too much about it. The last time I worked out I ended up getting a blister on my big toe. I looked up what the cause could be and found that it might be that I needed new socks. So, these Bombas socks have been popping up on my facebook feed for a really long time, but I was never brave enough to try them. I decided to try some and I just love them for working out and even just for lounging around the house. 

Lastly, I needed some new workout pants for jogging. I found some 7/8 pants on aerie.com that also come in size SHORT and I'm extremely short, so this helps. These pants do not have a lot of stretch, but I wanted that for jogging and keeping everything in place. :)
Aerie High Wasted Move 7/8 Leggings

I hope you enjoyed my reviews and current favorites!

02 April 2018

School Library Media Month!

School Library Media Month!
I created a flyer to promote media centers and the efforts of media specialists to become Future Ready Librarians.

18 March 2018

Coding in the Media Center!

I made a video to explain how you can start coding in the media center.
I go over Dash and Dot, Ozobots and Code.org.