Saturday, April 9, 2011

"Home-Ec 101" By Heather Solos Review

Home-Ec: 101: Skills for Everyday Living: Cook It, Clean It, Fix It, Wash It by author Heather Solos and One2OneNetwork member shares tips on everyday challenges found in the home. From cleaning tips and tricks, help with laundry stains, odors and repairs, simple handyman fixes, and difficulties in the kitchen. This is the perfect book for college grads, and the most experienced.

"Heather's advice is easy to apply and is written with the same witty style and attitude readers love on her blog, Charts, tips, sidebars and "Dear Home Ec 101" letters cover offer the tools you need to keep your home clean and in good repair."

I had the opportunity to read Chapter 20 of the book Meal Planning: Not Just for the Control Freaks and found the section very easy to read, with some humor added so you can relate to the book. I mostly find myself once, twice or maybe three times a week with that dreaded question "what's for dinner?" This section gives you great advice on how to plan meals, gives meal ideas, and how to avoid the rut.

I really enjoyed reading the section that was provided to me. I didn't find it boring to read at all, like some "how to" books which I normally find myself saying "huh?!" This book is on a level of understanding and a fun read.

This book can be purchased at or barnes& . This would be a perfect gift for anyone.

**Disclosure: I am a member of One2OneNetwork and was giving a free copy of the book for my review, and eligible for prizing. No form of compensation was given to me for my review, opinions are my own.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Yanni "Truth Of Touch" Review

I was first introduced to the music of Yanni years ago through my husband and not only fell in love with my husband but also the music. Yanni's melody and rhythm just takes me to another place of calmness and peace. In my little world of three kids, a husband and a dog being pulled in different directions I sure do need some peace.

Yanni's Truth Of Touch is his first instrumental release in 8 years. “I work the rhythms in this album,” explains Yanni about the new material. “There is a beautiful complexity in these rhythms, a new sound design. I think the melodic content is very strong and very memorable. I was having fun with this album and that’s going to become apparent.”

I recently had the opportunity to listen to the album and I must say that I throughly enjoyed the beauty created. As you listen to the melody and the instrumental design of it you feel drawn into it, and find yourself closing your eyes enjoying the peaceful place created by Yanni and you. My 9 year old son made a comment in passing as the album was playing, he said "It sounds like we are in heaven".

The album is available for purchase at your favorite store now.

On March 22, Yanni launched a 40-date tour of the US and Canada:

4/8/2011 Atlantic City, NJ SOLD OUT

4/9/2011 New York, NY SOLD OUT

4/11/2011 Charlotte, NC

4/12/2011 Durham, NC

4/14/2011 Jacksonville, FL

4/15/2011 West Palm Beach, FL SOLD OUT

4/16/2011 Miami, FL SOLD OUT

4/18/2011 Tampa, FL

4/19/2011 Naples, FL SOLD OUT

4/20/2011 Orlando, FL

4/22/2011 Greenville, SC

4/23/2011 Atlanta, GA

4/29/2011 Denver, CO

4/30/2011 West Valley City, UT

5/2/2011 Seattle, WA

5/3/2011 Spokane, WA

5/4/2011 Portland, OR

5/6/2011 San Jose, CA

5/7/2011 San Francisco, CA

5/8/2011 Los Angeles, CA

5/10/2011 Fresno, CA

5/12/2011 Santa Ynez, CA

5/13/2011 San Diego, CA

5/14/2011 Las Vegas, NV

5/15/2011 Glendale, AZ

5/17/2011 El Paso, TX

5/19/2011 Houston, TX

5/20/2011 Grand Prairie, TX

5/21/2011 McAllen, TX

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**Disclosure: I'm a member of the One2OneNetwork I received a copy of the album for my honest review where I'm able to win prizing. The opinions are my own and yours may differ.