Beauty Products, Product Review

Eye See You, Eye Shadow Palettes For Moms: Naked and Naked2 by Urban Decay

I’m lucky that a significant number of close friends had children before I did—so, while they think I was doing them a favour when I would visit, little do they know that they were doing me a favour by preparing me for a lot of things I otherwise wouldn’t have known about. One thing that… Read More Eye See You, Eye Shadow Palettes For Moms: Naked and Naked2 by Urban Decay

Baby, Parenting, Product Review

Parenting Product Review: Solly Wrap

I strongly believe that, as consumers, every economic decision we make leave a moral trace behind it.  As a parent, I strongly believe that every purchase made for our children influences them from the very beginning of their lives, long before they understand the concept of “shopping”. It hasn’t been easy or always possible to… Read More Parenting Product Review: Solly Wrap

Book Review, Non Fiction, Review, Self-Help

Book Review: ‘Success with Stress’, by Jae Ellard

About the Author After years in senior communication roles crafting content for executives, Jae collapsed from stress-related adrenal fatigue. This life-altering experience propelled her to research human behavior, neuroscience, mindfulness, and organizational relationship systems. In 2008, Jae founded Simple Intentions and developed the Mindful Life™ Program, which includes four group coaching workshops to generate reflection,… Read More Book Review: ‘Success with Stress’, by Jae Ellard

Ambient, Country, Electronic, Folk, Music Review, Pop, Review, Rock

Music Round-Up: K.P. Wolfe’s ‘Exodus’, Michael Van & The Movers’ ‘A Little More Country’, Thorin Loeks’ ‘Thirsty Hearts’, April Martin’s ‘In the Blink of a Life’, and Dylan Tauber’s ‘Dolphin Trance 2’

K.P. Wolfe’s ‘Exodus’ EP The main attention-grabbing element in K.P. Wolfe’s debut seven-track EP, Exodus, is her voice.  Her vocal range is wide and embodies a lot of attitude, firmly setting the tone throughout the entire set of attention-grabbing and catchy tracks.  While they do at times sound familiar, Wolfe’s special attention to writing thoughtful… Read More Music Round-Up: K.P. Wolfe’s ‘Exodus’, Michael Van & The Movers’ ‘A Little More Country’, Thorin Loeks’ ‘Thirsty Hearts’, April Martin’s ‘In the Blink of a Life’, and Dylan Tauber’s ‘Dolphin Trance 2’

Books

iRead Book Tours: A Happy Third Anniversary! { Includes Giveaway! }

I never imagined, when I first started blogging back in 2008, that I would meet so many amazing people.  Fellow bloggers provided me with inspiration through their own blogs as well as tips, help, and just plain support.  Readers started trickling in during the first months Sahar’s Blog was born, and as their confidence in… Read More iRead Book Tours: A Happy Third Anniversary! { Includes Giveaway! }

Americana, Music Review, Pop, Review, Rock

Music Round-Up: Danophone’s ‘Rerun’, Dino Jag’s ‘Breakthrough’, Joan Torres’ All Is Fused’s ‘Of The Musical’, Gert Taberner’s ‘Fallen’, and Coral Creek’s Self-Titled Album

Danophone’s ‘Rerun’ When a science journalist takes on a musical project, one doesn’t quite know what to expect.  Will said science journalist apply the same approach to his music as he does his work, or will he go in a completely new direction?  Danish Carsten Nielsen seems to have chosen the latter approach, exploring through… Read More Music Round-Up: Danophone’s ‘Rerun’, Dino Jag’s ‘Breakthrough’, Joan Torres’ All Is Fused’s ‘Of The Musical’, Gert Taberner’s ‘Fallen’, and Coral Creek’s Self-Titled Album

Book Review, Humour, Non Fiction, Parenting, Review

Book Review: ‘How to Raise a Smart Ass: Parenting That Should Not Be Tried at Home’, by Lucia Walinchus

About the author Lucia Walinchus is an award-winning journalist, author and ice hockey addict.  She has written more than 500 articles for various publications throughout her career and was recently named to the 2016 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program.  She has been featured as a guest speaker on CNN and is a contracted freelancer for the… Read More Book Review: ‘How to Raise a Smart Ass: Parenting That Should Not Be Tried at Home’, by Lucia Walinchus

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review

Book Review: ‘The Murders at Astaire Castle’, by Lauren Carr

About the author Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries.  The twelfth installment in the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder, was released in June 2016.  Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels… Read More Book Review: ‘The Murders at Astaire Castle’, by Lauren Carr

Book Review, Fiction, Mystery, Review, Thriller

Book Review: ‘House of Eire’, by June Gillam

About the author June Gillam teaches literature and writing at a Northern California Community College. She describes this series as psychological suspense novels in which Hillary Broome, reporter and ghostwriter, fends off complex villains of many kinds: a berserk butcher, a demented daughter and a haunted theme park developer.  Visit the author’s website or connect… Read More Book Review: ‘House of Eire’, by June Gillam

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review: ‘Bossy Flossy’, by Paulette Bogan

About the Author Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator of Virgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children’s books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu… Read More Book Review: ‘Bossy Flossy’, by Paulette Bogan