I started this blog with one daughter, kept it up with the other, to spend time together doing something we enjoyed.
However, things change and people evolve. My daughters are older, busier, and not as interested in writing.
From now on this blog will be mostly mom with occasional contributions from my daughters and maybe even my husband.
Nothing else will change. We'll still focus on sharing fun places to go, fun things to do, and more, and we would  still love to hear your views too

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Tips for Tuesday - Books: The Santa Suit and Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives and Misc: Ameriwipes

We may have been given complimentary copies for review purposes of one or more of the books and/or other products mentioned below. Any and all opinions expressed here are our own.

Books: The Santa Suit and Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives

Today we are recommending The Santa Suit by Mary Kay Andrews. If you want to get an early start on your holiday season, you might enjoy this charmer from one of the queens of romance. The story revolves around a woman named Ivy Perkins who after a divorce picks up and moves to a small town. When she finds an old Santa Suit left by the previous owner of her new home, miraculous things beginning happening, and both the townspeople and Ivy's lives are changed for the better. Although a lot of this story is somewhat predictable, particularly the main romance that doesn't make it any less sweet nor does it make this delightful book any less fun to read.

Today we are recommending Thirteen Lessons That Saved Thirteen Lives by John Volanthen. This book is part instructional manual detailing how to make and carry through a successful plan to conquer any challenge and part harrowing tale of the Thai Cave rescue of a troop of Boy Scouts and their leader. The lessons provided are not always what you would think. For instance,  one of them involves listening to the quiet voice within yourself and another involves defining your own happiness. Each piece of advice provided is backed either by a lesson from the Thai Cave Rescue or another rescue and or dive that John Volanthen participated in. The parts of the book that specifically describe the cave rescue are thrilling but very unemotionally told. If you are looking for a book that is more emotional and delves more into the boys and their experience, this is not it. If you are looking for a motivational book and/or detailed manual of what it's like to be an underwater cave diver which includes numerous stories of actual cave rescues and/or a detailed account of Thai Cave Rescue, in particular, you may enjoy this book. 


Today we are recommending Ameriwipes. Ameriwipes are a good choice if you are looking for a wipe that does not have an overwhelming scent or leave a watery mess when used. They are strong and can stand up to big messes without ripping. They are safe on skin and approved by both the  EPA and FDA. They are even biodegradable. All in all, not only do they work well, but they are great for the environment and great for you as well. 

And that's our view. Tune in tomorrow for Where-To-Go Wednesday.

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