Monday, August 03, 2009

Sarah's Summer Faves


You guys! How have I not used this before?! My friend introduced the Ped Egg to me this week while on vacay. 2 words: HAPPY FEET.

Disclaimer: Yes, the crap you slough off is gross. But it stays contained in the "egg" so don't worry. No one will mistake it for parmesan cheese. I think that was my main hangup beforehand. I was pensive about WHERE THE FOOT SHAVINGS ACTUALLY WENT. Now you know. Go get yerself one.


And then THIS! Mmmm...pomegranate martini that is PRE-MADE and verrryyyy tasty. We may have gone through 2 3 of these bottles this week at the Cape.

I highly *hiccup* recommend.

Third (or is it thirdly?), there's this new website out there from Shared Book (the company that can magically turn your blog into a hardcover book - see the big Blog2Print link on my right sidebar?) called Inscribe-it.com which allows you to add a dedication and photo to a selection of 200 classics and best sellers for kids and adults.

Anyway, they are running a Daily Dedication Contest on Twitter. All you have to do to enter is first, obvs, follow them on Twitter. They are going to be listing a book title every day. You can reply to them with a dedication for that book - it can be funny, sarcastic, sentimental, whatever you want, and you can enter as many times as you want. Each week they will select one person to win any book from www.inscribe-it.com to personalize for free.


And speaking of books, at the beach I read Testimony by Anita Shreve (love her). This was a book that I couldn't put down. It's unique in the fact that each chapter is written from a different character's perspective and tone. To summarize, it's about a sex scandal that takes place at a boarding school in New England and the fallout from the subsequent media frenzy.

Soooo, what are you loving this summer?

13 comments:

slouchy said...

ooh! not only does the book sound awesome, but i already have (and endorse!) the ped egg.

HaB said...

I will have to check that book out.

I just read a 6 book series on historical romances - which would have been better dubbed, historical porn. LOL. It was the Skye O'Malley series by Beatrice Small. It was a good smutty read to get lost in after I put Madaline to bed and before the hubby came home from work.

Right now, I am reading My Sister's Keeper. And, after that, who knows. Not much on the shelf for summer reading this year, which is bad, since we go on vacation in two weeks.

Suburb Sierra said...

I'm getting ready to lock myself in my closet so I can find time alone to read a book so a boarding school sex scandal would be great!

I'm loving my $2.99 LLBean flip flops - thanks to the $10 coupon they sent me. Who knew flip flops didn't need to be as thin as cardboard?

Mrs. Schmitty said...

That ped-egg works, huh? My feet are so cracked on the heel from the summer. Might have to invest in one!

Manic Mommy said...

We're loving mini-golf this summer. A lovely foursome on the links of Cape Cod. I love that the boys are old enough for us to do things as a group.

I need a good, smutty, summer read. I'll have to check it out.

Shanna said...

I love my new ipod touch. I wish I could make myself take time to read, sounds like a good book.

How did your running plan go on vacay? Mine didn't!!

Chaotic Joy said...

I have read Testimony and own a Ped. Egg. BUT....Smirnoff makes PREMADE POMEGRANATE MARTINIS??? You may have just changed my life. :)

Lady Mama said...

I love Anita Shreve. Will definitely have to check out the new book. I'm reading The Memory Keeper's Daughter and so far am really enjoying it.

Things I'm liking this summer - Bud Light Lime.

amanda said...

the ped egg? i am sooo tempted but i just haven't splurged?? looks like i might have to now.

my current summer fav? cheap ice cream cones - random huh?

Vodka Logic said...

Love Pom martinis..will have to try the premix..

*blushes at my blog title..lol *

TuTu's Bliss said...

You are the second person to sing the praises of the ped egg. If only it worked itself ped egg/ meets romba? Then I might have time. Hugs, Jen

Emi said...

Happy Sharefest from a SITSta. My husband cringes every time he sees the Pedi Egg infomercial whenthey dump out the "clippings". Haha. Made me think of that. Check me out for family friendly reviews, resourcs, giveaways and articles: http://www.theclothdiaperreport.com

Juliet Grossman said...

I totally want a Ped Egg. I have a very good Diamancel foot file but there's something about saving the shavings in the little egg part that seems like it would motivate me to use it more.

I also just bought a Snuggie (you know those blankets w/armholes?) and it 's a gag gift for my sister but then both my mom & husband commented that I'd probably actually USE IT if someone gave it to me. LOL! "As seen on TV...."

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