Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 30 2017 11:53AM
I was recently in a reading slump and didn't pick up a book or my Kindle for a month but I think it's officially over. I was recently sent Too Hard to Forget by Tessa Baily by the publisher Hachette. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
The book features our two main characters Peggy who when they first meet is a college senior/popular cheerleader and Elliot aka. The Kingmaker. Who is the colleges legendary football coach who makes player that go to the NFL. Elliot first sees Peggy during a difficult time of his life when he wife dies suddenly and he's left to raise his daughter alone. He blames himself because he chose his job/football over his family. Even though they both know a relationship of any kind is forbidden they still pursue one another. Which results in a year long secret relationship where Elliot forces Peggy to leave despite her wanting to stay after graduation. Their relationship was a fast pace, sex driven and pure lust which grew into love despite them both trying to fight it.
Speed forward to 3 years later. Peggy finally comes back to the college for alumni week where she wants to get back at Elliot for the way she has been the last 3 years since leaving. Which result in 4 failed relationships/engagements. She keeps her past engagement rings on a necklace that she never takes off. During those 3 years Elliot has thrown himself into football and pushed everyone away including his daughter with his cold and hard exterior. When he hears and then sees Peggy after so long it's like life has been given back to him. Elliot is desperate to get Peggy back at all cost while Peggy wants to him to fall for her and then she walk away. Nevertheless, Peggy plan fails. Elliot manages to lift the burden that he put on her and she does the same for him. Elliot then goes on the mission to win Peggy over and for her to stay.Just when she thought Elliot wasn't going to show for the alumni banquet he does and give a speech that Peggy wasn't even expecting. One that won her over literally.She finally got the right proposal.
This book is all about fate. The author did an amazing job of Elliot's self loathing, religion and guilt. Which result in Peggy having a particular kink. Both character have a great depth to them. I normally hate flashbacks to the past but the author did these so well that I enjoyed going back 3 years and learning their story behind it all. In the end, I was cheering for Elliot and Peggy and was overjoyed when everything worked out.
It's the third book in the series and I look forward to reading the rest. I highly recommend this book and author.
Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:32AM
If you're a planner junkie then you're going to love today's blog post. If you remember a while back before my computer went kaput I was creating printable for my traveler's notebook and ring bound planner. Now that my computer is back to running condition (knock on wood) I'm recreating them. Today I will be sharing with you my monthly goals printable.
It's a printable that you can put in the front of your monthly calendar that has not only any important dates but birthdays, your goals for that month, a reading list and a notes section. Let's take a closer look.
At the top you can write in the month which makes a great printable to have on hand.Now onto the part you're waiting on. The download. Note: this is made for personal size ring bound planner.
This Month Personal PrintablePrinting Instructions
To print, click print then go into your printer properties and make sure it's on portrait. Then click print. I personally print all my inserts on landscape to have more room to work with.It's up to your personal preference.
Trends & gossipPosted by Gaetana Friday, May 12 2017 10:50AM
Mother's Day is only 2 days away and if you're like everyone else who now running around looking for a gift. Don't worry we got you covered with our last minute gift ideas for Mother's Day. All they require you to do is click, pay, and print. The most you'll have to do after that is get a nice card and you're set. Now on the gift ideas.
Mom's love two things shopping and jewelry. We got both in our last minute gift ideas.
If your mom is a shopping then she'll love a Satin Doll Gift Certificate. Simply click, pay and print . It's that easy and takes the hassle out of shopping for a gift. Simply let her shop until her heart is content. Purchase $10- 100 and another amount you want. Go here
to purchase one.
Now if your mom is hard to shop for because she literally has EVERYTHING. A subscription service is super popular right now. If she loves jewelry then our Earring of the Month Club is perfect for her. Simply select her subscription type (3 months to 1 year subscriptions), earring plating and earring type. We'll do the rest for you. Her earrings will arrive to her doorstep every month on the 1st. It's like giving the gift that keeps giving. She'll be thanking you for months ahead. You'll definitely be glad you purchased the subscription. For more information and to purchase her subscription, go here
This concludes our last minute gifts for mom but regardless if you get her a gift or not. Simply let her know that she's love and appreciated now just on Mother's Day but everyday. She love to hear that more then any gift you may give her. Trust me.
Happy Mother's Day from Satin Doll & Co. to all the Mothers.
Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, May 05 2017 10:03AM
I'm the type of person that you can depend on me to be very dependable. I rarely switch things up but when I do I often turn to love the item and it's added to my regular "stuff". That's what happened in April.
In April I added two items to my daily life and brought 2 things out of reserved that remind me why I love them so.
With the weather finally starting to get warmer in New York I can finally switch up my jewelry and accessorize like I want to. With that said my jewelry case has found a spot on my bedroom floor.It's that big and heavy that's the only place it can go. With that being said my most beloved necklace has found it's way back out.
My Scorpio Brass Gold Finish necklace
is back into my everyday jewelry wear. Yes, I'm a proud Scorpio woman and I show it. Now that the weather is getting warmer and no more chunky anything is needed.I can finally wear my necklaces. It's pointless when you're bundled up from head to toe. This necklace has been my go to necklace because it goes with everything. The reason why I even created this piece is it's a take on the name plate necklace. Yes I had one, along with the bracelet and ring. So instead of flashing your name. You're flashing your sign. I love it. Yes, you can still find certain signs still in stock on my website
I swear I feel like I live in Dollar Tree sometimes but you can't beat it. Everything is a dollar.
If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen the pink pen (shown above) in my planner pictures. I obsessed with it. I went into Dollar Tree on the hunt for a new pen because my coveted pens from Target and other Dollar Tree pens were slowly but surely dying out on me. So I more then anything pick these pens up for the color and pattern on them then the ink inside them. Well I surprised when I got home and found them to be gel instead of regular pens. But let me tell you that I LOVE them. I tried using a regular pen one day and threw the sucker to the side and went an grabbed my gel pen out of my planner. I don't think I"ll ever go back to a regular pen again. I've been converted.Gel pens all day, everyday.
You know I have to have some hair products in my monthly favs. So get ready because I"m about to go on a love fest. Eden BodyWorks my hair loves you.
I finally finished the Cream of Nature CoWash. Thank god because the smell of it was turning me off for some reason. I've used the Eden BodyWorks All Natural Cleansing CoWash
before and loved it. I was surprised I had another new bottle to use. I now remember why I love this stuff. #1 it has amazing slip, #2 it doesn't take a lot , #3 it foams up like a shampoo, #4 makes my hair feel clean, #5 smells so good, #6 my hair loves this stuff and responds well to it, #7 makes detangling so easier.
Yes my container is almost done. I can probably get one more wash out of this for me and my mother's hair. Yes, my mother's hair loves this too and her hair type is more kinker than mine. You can see from the picture that the consistency is so lightweight and is water based. Any that that is super light and water based my hair LOVES. Heavy products my hair hates with a passion and will show too. I have to buy another bottle ASAP. You can find this at your local beauty supply, Target, Walmart, and Sally's too.
Now this product my sister got a while back from a CurlBox and was hoarding it. She finally said here try this and I"m so glad she did. Mind you she has relaxed hair. Total side note. But anyway...
Now that the weather is warming up I can now go the easier route with my hair and wash n' gos are it. So I tried out a wash and go using the Eden BodyWorks All Natural Curl Definining Creme
. Gurl... Gurl, I LOVE this product. I did my regular routine and then used this and Cantu gel. My curls came out popping. And my hair was so moisturized. Not just a day or two but the entire week. To the touch when I would fluff up my hair I could legit moisturize my hands afterwards. So I said to myself let me do a twist out and see if my twists come out good too. It didn't let me down.
The picture doesn't lie. My hair was on point and everyone was raving about my hair. It was super moisturized and got bigger and bigger as the days went on.
As you can tell from the photo (shown above) it thick but not thick in a heavy way. It's still lightweight because one of the first ingredients listed is WATER. Good H2O. It has amazing slip. Which my hair loves. It absorbs into my hair and leaves my hair super moisturized. This week I was super lazy and put my hair into a puff right after cowashing and deep conditioning. I worn that for 2 days then twisted the front and put a puff in the back. My hair was so dry from my laziness. I said to myself let me grab this. I put this in my hair as a moisturizer and styled my hair. It didn't let me down. After three days I took that out and remoisturized my hair and did two two-strand twists until wash day tomorrow.So it not only works for wash n' gos, plus twist outs but works as a moisturizer and styler. Along with Curlz Twist n/ Shout this is going to be my go to product for everything. When you find a product that works I stick with it.
I used this product for 5 weeks straight and I have so much to still go. I can probably go another 5 weeks before I need another container. So you get a lot for you money. But on a side note, DO NOT use Eco Styler gel with this. I tested it on the back of my hand and it doesn't mix well. Luckily, I had a bottle of Cantu gel which it works well with. I forgot to add that with my favs so I guess it will be included in May's.
So this concludes my Must Haves for April. Go try Eden BodyWorks
products they're the business. They get my stamp of approval.
What were you loving for April? I would love to hear.
Blog GiveawaysPosted by Gaetana Monday, May 01 2017 06:24AM
Mother's Day is just around the corner and we decided in honor of this occasion that we'll bring back our blog giveaway. Because everyone loves their momma. Enough chit chat and on to the prize we'll be giving away to one of you lucky ladies. Which you can keep for yourself or give to your mother as her Mother's Day Gift. It's up to you.3 Month Subscription EOTM Club (Retail Value:$38.00)
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