Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Review: Couponing for the Rest of Us by Kasey Knight Trenum

Title: Couponing for the Rest of Us

Author Kasey Knight Trenum

Publisher: Revell

Pub date: May 1, 2013

Source: NetGalley

Summary from Goodreads:
  Not everyone is an extreme couponer. Most of us just want to save some money--not let clipping coupons and scouring the internet for deals take over our lives. For all the savvy shoppers out there, Kasey Knight Trenum has written "Couponing for the Rest of Us."
She knows that money is tight, food prices are going up, gas prices are closing in on unbearable, and people have better things to do than spend every spare minute (if they have any) obsessing over costs and coupons. She also knows coupons just happen to be a tool that can save a family hundreds of dollars every month and ultimately improve a family's finances and its future.
"Couponing for the Rest of Us" shows readers
-where to find coupons for what your family eats
-how to make the internet do the work for you
-how to find sale cycles and store match-ups (and what those terms mean!)
-how to reinvent your shopping strategy and toss your lists
-how to make grocery shopping less stressful--even fun!
-how to turn money saved into money shared
-and much more
If readers want to save money "and" time, this book is a gold mine.
My Review:
Couponing for the Rest of Us by Kasey Knight Trenum is a great book to have when you want to learn about couponing. I already coupon, but I didn't understand some concepts like the difference between doubling and stacking. Kasey breaks it down so that couponing is easy to understand. I am one of those people that watches extreme couponing and loves to save money. I got a better understanding of how coupons work by reading this book. I had a ton of light bulb moments. This book is easy to read and a treasure to have if you are a person who likes to save money.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Review: Smitten: They Way of the Brilliant Flirt by Ariel Kelly and Simone Kornfield

Title: Smitten: The Way of the Brilliant Flirt

Authors: Ariel Kelly and Simone Kornfield

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Pub date: June 11, 2013

Source: Edelweiss

Summary from Goodreads:
Finally, an empowering dating guide for every woman who wants to have fun, express her opinions, and keep it real. No cheap tricks, no behavior changes, no nonsense. In Smitten, Ariel Kiley and Simone Kornfeld show women how to let their unique selves shine so they can become blissfully enlightened man-magnets. With tips on how to perfect the look of a flirt, build confidence, and let your true self emerge, Smitten teaches that being exactly who you are will get you what you want—whether it's a smile across the room, a first date, or long-term love. Soon enough, women everywhere will be turning heads and causing men to become completely, absolutely, entirely, downright smitten.

My review:

Smitten is an interesting book about flirting in a unique way. This book is easy to read and is broken up into two sections. In the first part, they want you to figure out who you are, be authentically you, and to be a self-actualizing woman. In the second part, they get down to the flirting techniques. This is a fun, girly read with a little depth. What I learned from this books is to have confidence, be you and be fearless in flirting.