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WHOAAAAAAAAA. What is this! Another post! So…soon?! :O

Heheheheheehhe. I know! Aren’t you surprised to see another post so soon? What minor miracle has occurred that there would be two posts within the same month?

I blog when I have something to blog about. Who knows, after this, you might not see another post for seven months! (Just kidding. I actually enjoy blogging and will do the promised Christmas post after Thanksgiving, presuming life doesn’t keep me too busy for blogging.)

 

EOS Hand Lotion | Majestic adventures wordpress blog

 

Back to topic. Today I have something to blog about. That something happens to be a review on the newest Evolution of Smooth product. What is that product? I am so glad you asked! As says the title, EOS hand lotion is now for sale! Hand lotion?! EOS?! Yes! Isn’t it amazing? I picked up the EOS hand lotion at the Target check out lane last Monday as a quick “This looks awesome I need to try it,” thing. From what I can tell, it’s also sold at Wal-Greens. Both stores offer it online for $1.99 each (which is also the price I purchased it at Target for).

There are three different scents of lotion: Berry Blossom, Cucumber, and Fresh Flowers. Target only sells Berry Blossom, and sells it both online (out of stock as of November 2014) and in stores. Wal-Greens sells Fresh Flowers, but only online, it’s not available in stores (as of now). Cucumber is advertised on Wal-Greens’ website, but isn’t availible for purchase in stores or online. For more information, visit EOS’ website. :)

NOW. For what I thought of the lotion! The lotion itself is 96% natural, made of shea butter, aloe, oats and antioxidents ‘to keep your hands beautiful, soft and smooth.’ Sounds wonderful already! Natural? All for it.

As said, I bought Berry Blossom. The lotion is smooth and rubs in easily, and best of all, isn’t greasy forever and a day after applying. Just as described. The berry scent is sweet,  with what I interpret as a small twang of citrus. The scent is light – one of my favorite things about EOS lotion versus Bath & Body Works’ stuff. It doesn’t overpower.

Unlike the EOS lip balm (which is a great product by the way), the lotion is in a shape that can be slipped into a purse or even a pocket without that huge bulging lump the lip balm gives you.

Would I buy EOS Hand Lotion again? You bet!

Do I recommend this product? Sure do! It’s cheap, natural, and feels wonderful. Smells great too!

EOS is doing a great job with their lip balms and lotions – I’m impressed! Can’t wait to see what they do next. :)

So, tell me! What do you think of the EOS Hand Lotion? Yes; no? Have you tried it? Are you going to? :) I love hearing from you!

PS: Another brand of lip balm that I have recently tried is SoftLips. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? Review of that coming soon!

 

 

 

 

Happy November!


Hello and good evening to all my friends in the blogging and internet world! Today’s post will be about fall and winter and Thanksgiving and possibly some ramblings. I almost included Christmas in the selection, but I’ll save that for another post. After Thanksgiving. ;)

Well, it’s here. November. (How did it come so quickly? Time sure does fly!) Nearly the end of the year, though we won’t get into that too much today. We still have 45 days before 2015 to go, let’s enjoy it to its fullest. How have you enjoyed this wonderfully chilly autumn weather? My schedule’s been pretty filled up, but not too filled to notice the beautiful colored leaves and the sun  (when it decides to make an appearance) and the need for hot cocoa again. Sometimes I think it’s easy to get caught up in the busyness of life that we, or at least I, don’t always take time to appreciate everything going on around me. Especially lately when the weather is too cold and too cloudy for my taste, and the snow comes earlier than expected.

At least I have plenty of hot chocolate mix.

Anything can be fixed with a smile and a mug of hot chocolate, loaded down with puffy marshmallows. Don’t you agree?

As I was saying, autumn and winter are both so gorgeous! I can’t keep it all to myself, so I thought I would share a few pictures of mine with you.

Colorful leaves | majesticadventure wordpress blogI liked the colors of the leaves and the grass, and the bright red leaf there. :)

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I thought my little camera, Samsung ST66, did on picking up the droplets on the leaf. :) Pleasantly surprised!

frosted leaf | majesticadventures wordpress blog

And my personal favorite of the bunch, what I have dubbed, The Frosted Leaf picture, taken quickly before leaving for church one morning after a cold frost had enveloped the remaining and scattered leaves that still remained on the ground. (That was a long sentence. But I liked how it sounded so it’s going to stay.)

So there’s a little bit of beauty I wanted to share with you. :)

Other than leaves and the change of temperature that come with fall and November, there’s also Thanksgiving. I love Thanksgiving! When I think of Thanksgiving, first thing that comes to mind is family. Family and food. Of course, there’s more to Thanksgiving than pumpkin pie and turkey, so tell me – what are you thankful for today? Five things. Comment five things you’re thankful for. That is your task. Mine? I have many, but…well, here they are.

1) A God who loves and listens and answers prayers

2) A loving family

3) Beautiful friends

4) My dog (my dog is awesome, and I had to put him in the list somewhere.)

5) Pie. (Yes, I know you saw that coming. But I love pie. Whoever invented it, invented deliciousness. And I love deliciousness.)

SO! Do you remember your assignment? Comment five things your thankful for. Ready? GO!


GCC Cake I made for a snack at one point

GCC Cake I made for a snack at one point

This post is going to be about a club that I formed and was a part of for several years. I called it Girls Craft Club – or GCC for short. I encourage other girls (or guys) to start clubs like this as well! It doesn’t matter what age you are, getting together with friends and being a part of a “club” is still fun.

 

I formed Girls Craft Club in 2011. The idea was for girls to have a chance to get together regularly with their friends, a chance to get to know each other and have a good time. The idea was simple. Once a month I would invite my friends over, we would do a craft, have a snack and then play some games inside, or if the weather permitted, outside. So I could easily contact everyone, I created an email loop that everyone was invited to, and through it I could email all the details about the exact date and if they needed to bring any supplies. The time we met was 1pm (after lunch) until 4pm.

 

It was a huge hit. I loved it and it was so much fun to be able to get together with my friends once a month. The crafts I chose I got off Pinterest (Pinterest is probably one of the best places to get craft ideas from, I highly recommend it.), and I tried to keep the cost of supplies pretty low considering that I didn’t have a big budget. Some of the things that we’ve done include making stepping stones, chocolate covered pretzels (which were so delicious we did these a few times), cards when people were sick or needed encouragement and a lot more.

 

After the craft, which generally took an hour or so to complete, we had a snack. (Unless we made something edible, in which case we just ate our craft :)) For the snack we had crackers and cheese or cookies or popcorn or something else of the sort. Munchies, really. After our snack we played games like Capture the Flag or volleyball – anything we were interested in. Soon it was four and time for my friends to depart. They brought their crafts home with them and we all were very eager for next month’s meeting. :)

 

So that was GCC in a nutshell. After doing it for several years I finally ran out of crafts to do within my pricerange, and we were all moving on with our lives. I decided to officially end Girls Craft Club, although we all promised to keep getting together to hang out or playing some games.

 

As I said before, I encourage you all to think about starting a club of your own. Maybe you could form the next GCC or maybe you could think of something entirely on your own. Either way, I’m going to try and post regularly about the crafts we did so you could gather ideas for your own club, or maybe your just a really crafty person and you’d be interested in trying some. Let me know if you have any questions about GCC that I may be able to answer, or if you’re going to start a club of your own! :D

 

I hope you enjoyed the post, and have a wonderful day! Thanks for stopping by.


Anne’s House of Dreams

 

Anne's House of Dreams - L.M. Montgomery

Anne’s House of Dreams – L.M. Montgomery

Anne’s House of Dreams (L.M. Montgomery) was a really great book! Anne is now married (husband’s name will remain anonymous for those of you who have not read it) and lives in her little house at Four Winds. At Four Winds she meets her opinionated neighbor, Miss Cornelia Byrant, Captain Jim who’s an old sea captain full of tales and Leslie Moore, a beautiful woman whose past is full of tragedies. With her neighbors and husband, Anne begins her new life. She solves problems of her own and tries to help others with theirs.

The fifth book of the Anne-Books was a very good one. Again, Anne met new people and I really liked their personalities and their part in the story. There was lots of humor, I thought, coming from the stories that Anne’s neighbors (specifically Miss Cornelia) told.

 

On the other hand, a lot of the stories were sad ones. Some of them I found a bit depressing. It was different than the happy-go-lucky stories that the friends generally told, and I do understand that everyone has a bit of a sad background, but this was just tragic. And this book was about Anne’s first year of marriage, I thought, but her husband was away much of the time and they only quarreled once throughout the whole story. Those two things were a bit disappointing, but other than that I loved every bit of it. There were happy times, there were sad times, there were joyous times, and there were grieving times. All in all, I found that Anne’s House of Dreams was a very, very good book and I recommend it! (Although, I must say that my personal favorite is still Anne of Windy Poplars. ;))

 

Thank you lovely readers for reading my post. :) Tell me now, have you read any of the Anne-Books I have posted about? If you have, please comment how you liked them! If you haven’t read them, perhaps you’ll start them soon? I’d love to hear your comments. :)


Anne of Windy Poplars -- LM Montgomery

Anne of Windy Poplars — LM Montgomery

The Anne of Green Gables books keep getting better and better, that’s all I’m saying. :D Anne of Windy Poplars was truly the best book out of them all (so far, mwahaha. I still have three more to go!) Why? I’m not entirely sure. I just loved the way it was written and the problems that arose and the ways that Anne solved them. Here’s an overview of the book:

Anne Shirley has taken a three-year job as principal in the town of Summerside. She lives with two widows and a housekeeper at the residence ‘Windy Poplars’. Of course, she knows it’s going to be hard to win the respect of the Pringles.

The Pringles practically rule Summerside. They either like you or they don’t. And the definitely don’t like Anne. They’re determined to make her unwelcome. They’re a snobbish, rude family. Anne goes out of her way to be kind and hopes to make friends with the Pringles one day, but it’s not going to be easy.

When she’s not writing letters to her fiancée (who shall remain nameless) she’s making new friends with the girl down the street or helping solve many of the problems – or even learning some of Summerside’s secrets.

Well. :) I hope that intrigues you.

When I first opened the book I saw that it was split into three parts: First Year, Second Year and Third Year. Within these parts they had regular chapters 1, 2, 3 … and when it came to a new part it started over. :) It was different, but it didn’t bother me none. Just surprised me. Another thing that was different, the first few chapters are Anne’s letters to her fiancée. Again, it didn’t bother me any, it just surprised me. After the first few chapters it goes back to the regular third person view, occasionally slipping back into Anne’s letter writing. :) This different format was nice and I liked it. Don’t let the different formatting I just mentioned keep you from reading!

Things I really liked: Anne is such a friendly person (even if she does get angry or upset, but that makes her all the more human) and she doesn’t give up on friendships. I like that about her. Even though she’s the principal of the school she can still daydream and imagine things. She imagines with her friend, Little Elizabeth and together they dream about their fairyworld. She’s funny, too. She’s able to laugh at herself when she makes mistakes or does something truly hilarious.
Anne met new people – all the time. There are so many people to keep track of and at times it was confusing to me. When I kept reading I was able to get to know them better so that when I read their names I would know who they are. :) A few people just annoyed me to pieces, but it was their personality. It made the story interesting, to tell you the truth. The widows and housekeeper Anne stayed with at Windy Poplars were just dears. I loved their character and their part in the story.

Well there you have it. A review on The Anne of Green Gables Novels #4 by L.M. Montgomery – Anne of Windy Poplars! I hope that if you decide to read the book you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did. If you’ve already read it, let me know what you thought in the comments!

Thanks for reading. :)


Anne of the Island ~ L.M. Montgomery

Anne of the Island | Bookworm's Majestic Adventures, A WordPress Blog

Anne of the Island | Bookworm’s Majestic Adventures, A WordPress Blog

Third book of the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne Shirley is no longer a child. She’s left Avonlea for college. Anne and her friends move into a darling little cottage and live together during the school year, meeting new people and forming new relationships with others around them.
Anne is a problem solver. She helps her friends solve a few problems of their own, while also trying to sort her own out, including her question about love and if she will ever marry. When Anne returns home she finds that Avonlea and its inhabitants are changing and it’s no longer the Avonlea she knew. Anne seems to be stuck by herself as her childhood friends marry and adjusts to the new pace of life. Her friends are leaving or getting married, while Anne seems stuck in the same stage of life.
I enjoyed this book very much. Anne made new friends which “spiced it up” from the same characters in the first two books. The characters were delightful and made me smile. Anne and her friends get themselves into some pretty funny predicaments, yet also stick with each other through the hard times in their lives.
Halfway through the book there is a little section written from Dora and Davy’s point of views (if you don’t remember Dora and Davy, they were the twins that Marilla adopted in the second book). I especially liked hearing it from their point of view; it was something different and unexpected.
In comparison of the first two Anne-books, I liked this one best. I loved the new characters that were introduced and the problems they faced. I loved the different plot threads that were weaved throughout the book. I especially liked how the book ended. (Don’t worry, I won’t tell you what the ending is!) I hope that if you read it you will enjoy it as much as I. Since reading this review do you think you’ll read the book?
For those who have read Anne of the Island: What did you think of the third Anne-book? Liked it or not?


My copy of "Anne of Avonlea" by L.M. Montgomery

My copy of “Anne of Avonlea” by L.M. Montgomery

As in the first book, Anne Shirley is still as spirited as ever. She’s now a young woman of sixteen, and quite determined to be a good teacher to her pupils. She has befriended a small boy named Paul Irving and they both share their imaginary worlds with each other. In addition to being a teacher, she and her friends have formed a club in which they will make their hometown of Avonlea a better place for all. They gather donations from the local residents towards a specific project to fix it up.

With everything else going on in their lives, Marilla and Anne have taken on the task of raising twins. Prim and proper, Dora obeys every rule perfectly and does exactly as told. On the other hand, a very energetic Davy continually gets into one scrape after another, and can’t help but being Anne’s favorite. The twins bring an adventurous and childish feel to the story.

Throughout the book Anne gets into some trouble, wonders where her life will lead, makes new friends and has to make some very difficult choices. I felt that the book sped along nicely, then it slowed, then it picked up again near the end. Anne of Avonlea is as good as its first book Anne of Green Gables and is a great story. I felt that since Anne is older, she didn’t have as many mistakes as she did when she was younger, though she did get into some pretty funny things. But with Davy and Dora, it made up for the things I missed because of the things they (mostly Davy) got into. Anne continually encouraged Davy to ‘be as good as Paul Irving’. Davy was constantly trying to measure up to Paul, even though Paul is several years his senior. I felt a little sorry for Davy, because he was trying his best. One thing I did enjoy was that there was an unexpected surprise about a friend of Anne’s. A surprise that I will not mention for spoilers sake, though I will say that it was very good surprise and twist. :)

I plan to start reading the third book tomorrow, and when I am finished I shall post another review for you all!

Now, I have a question for you. :) Have you read Anne of Avonlea? Did you like, or dislike it? Why or why not? :) Thanks for reading!

 

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